Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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Franziskaner Hefe-WeisseFranziskaner Hefe-Weisse

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Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 11-13-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A murky yellow-orange color with a very large, foamy white head. Retention is quite good, with solid lacing.

S: Dusty and yeasty, with definite banana and clove aromas. Faint sourdough breadiness as well.

T: A crisp, lemony wheat flavor up front. Banana, clove, and some sugar. More toasty, grainy malt into the finish. Overall a dusty/musty taste as well.

M: Medium bodied. Crisp and tingly feel. Rather dry and grainy into the finish.

D: This is well done all around. Not my most favorite style, but there is nothing to complain about here. I don't tend to seek these beers out, but I'd be happy to drink one anytime.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

huge, creamy initial head left some winding bands of lacing. extremely hazy dull orange-gold color.
lemon and banana nose.
taste similar to smell, tangy lemony hop flavors, banana and yeast with a bit of clove, grainy wheat malt taste in the finish.
light-bodied and creamy with lots of (almost excessive) crispness.

hefe-weisse goodness, didn't empty my billfold either. not outstanding in my opinion, carbonation was too prickly.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A= Unusual cloudy white almost greenish wheat beer.

S= Surprising complex floral and citrus notes that, unlike some cheap wheat beers, proceed not from added spice or citrus flavorings, but from a bottle-conditioned grainy wheat sludge with lots of yeast.

T= Unusual enough that at first I didn't know if I would enjoy finishing it. But after the first three or four tastes, I realized this is a notably good beer, and savored it to the last. It is floral, yeasty, almost tangy but very smooth, cloudy and complex.

MF= Medium bodied, fresh and crisp carbonation.

D= Very good weissbier. Its such a work of art that I would not pound it, but it is drinkable.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden with massive head. Billowing clouds of head. Nice bits of banana coming through the nostrils as I inhale. Tastes delicious, bits of fruits, some bread, slight hop bitterness. Extremely well balanced. Great mouthfeel makes this one to kick back often.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bought a half litre bottle at odies big ten in lansing, michigan. ($2.39)
pours a light orange with a giant white head that sustains the duration of consumption.
the aroma is wheatie with a hint of banana.
the flavor is very wheatie, clean, hint of spice, hint of banana, hint of citrus, lingering minerality.
this a great hefe-weisen, excellent summer beer, goes down easy in the heat and quenches your thurst.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this beer in a six pack of German beers that I created at a "pick-your-own-singles" store in Delaware. I made a German beer six-pack.

12oz bottle, green (not my favorite bottle color), poured into a 20oz pub glass (got it from the Northern Brewer website, it has a tapered mouth.)

C - A nice Orange/Gold color, cloudy with a huge amount of head and great head retention. I pour down the middle after the first quarter of the bottle of beer is in the glass to release more aromas. Just my thing.

A - Grainy, earthy, and banana aromas.

T - Sweet and earthy, banana and fruity flavors with a medium mouth feel. Not much bitterness here, it leaves a sweet flavor in the back of your mouth. Most importantly is that it tastes distinctively German.

O - I like it. I would love to sit in a beer garden in Germany on a warm summer's day and knock back a few of these while eating a giant Bavarian style soft pretzel

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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
4.04 out of 5 based on 3,942 ratings.
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