Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

Franziskaner Hefe-WeisseFranziskaner Hefe-Weisse
BA SCORE
4.06/5
4,543 Ratings
Franziskaner Hefe-WeisseFranziskaner Hefe-Weisse
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Germany
franziskaner-weissbier.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Franziskaner Weissbier and Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Hell.

Added by Todd on 11-13-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,484
Reviews:
1,702
Ratings:
4,543
pDev:
11.82%
Bros Score:
3.84
 
 
Wants:
244
Gots:
1,195
Trade:
1
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Photo of ThirstyLion
4.79/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best beers on the planet earth. Smooth, creamy, hints of Orange zest & Apricots layered with very faint Banana undertones. Franziskaner is an absolutely pleaseant, fragrant Weissbier with one of the frothiest presentations you'll find.

Most reviewers on this site summarize this beer very well based on what I see here. I also happen to love it & have given it an exceptional review!

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Photo of AtWorsttheBestOf
3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WildMaverick1200
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a medium, cloudy yellow with very persistent foam. The aroma is very upfront with bananas and wheat. Tons of sweetness, light body, and just a very distant hint of hops in the background and grapes. Plenty of carbonation to go around. Slightly more hoppy aftertaste. This beer is on the lighter side of things, but very tasty and enjoyable. Also a great reference point for a good German Hefeweizen.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Decanted into a conical pint glass; pours a hazy golden brown. Very foamy head, if poured too aggressively, otherwise solid with modest lacing. Nose mostly cloves and salt; mild tasting with hints of biscuit and juniper. Nicely medium bodied with solid effervescence throughout. I would use this as a "go to" beer for the style.

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Photo of Crainjd
4.7/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of OompaMentor
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of solarthief
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of logitech886
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Xamonline
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle purchased in chicago; served in weizen glass

L: pours cloudy and orange with large, semi-thick, creamy head

S: not overly aromatic; some banana

T: balanced, mild flavors with nothing really standing out; taste on the back end is there but can't quite put my finger on it; maybe metallic as another reviewer mentioned

M: smooth and soft

O: a well rounded and quiet hefewizen without the blast of cloves and banana you sometimes get; decently sessionable and stands out to me for what it's not. would definitley seek out at times

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Photo of MAGICuenca
4.93/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of andrewh995
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very great wheat beer! Citrusy and not too many banana esters that are so apparent in many Hefes that I've tried before (which is what makes me tend to stay away from this type). Smooth and easy drinking.

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Photo of CC93
4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16oz bottle into a 20oz glass stein, chilled, and room temp (>72 degrees Fahrenheit).

Look: A hazy, golden yellow. Can tout a 2 - 3 inch head depending on how it is poured. Very persistent lacing: a good sign of a well-crafted beer.

Smell: Cloves, but more bananas. I love the smell of bananas. Bananas are good.

Taste: Mostly subtle hints of bananas, and some with cloves.

Feel: Carbonated but smooth. Very pleasant aftertaste.

Overall: Probably the best hefeweissebier I've had in my life. No American craft hefeweizen can compare to those well-respectable German brewers.

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Photo of MooseBoose
4.67/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.63/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Another popular Hefe that is often in my fridge-- smell is not as robust as say, Hacker-Pschorr hefe, taste is not quite as good as Weihenstephan hefe, and feel is not quite as complex as Paulaner hefe, but is just as drinkable as these fine beers and a very good beer in its own right. Carbonation is a bit on the high side, and has a very light feel compared to the others--easy to tell since I just so happen to have all 3 bottles open with a Franziskaner in front of me, with the other 3 listed above! (I'd better get to drinking these up, I know, what a rough life LOL)

Franziskaner is also much more readily available around here, which is a big plus. I even found a bar that has this beer on tap, which is impressive to me since I am in the Central Indiana area where for some reason German beer is not all that easy to find. The first time I ordered this beer on tap, the bartender thought I was asking for a 'Francis Conner' and gave me a weird look for a couple of seconds until I pointed at the tap head! BTW, beer on tap tastes just like the beer out the bottle, which is a very good thing.

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 54V4G3
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JackF30
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yoann
3.35/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Treycotton
3.52/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of YJY
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dazka
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dylanlikesbeer
4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jliporace
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paresis
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fletchmoney
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Favorite beer of all time!

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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 4,543 ratings
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