Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

Franziskaner Hefe-WeisseFranziskaner Hefe-Weisse
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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

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3.32/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of abrethanson
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a six-pack at BevMo! to compare against my first homebrew (German Hef). Have not had this classic for a while.

A: Incredible head. Maybe too aggressive on the pour (or the car ride home) but poured about a 4 finger head. Light fluffy head. Looks like a smurfs hat or dollop of whip cream. Love it. After (3) weeks in the bottle the retention, consistency, and thickness of my homebrew got a lot better (than 2 weeks). Crystal clear golden sunburst. My homebrew is sunburst but hazier than our LA smog. Mine looks more like a homebrew where the Franziskaner looks more like commercial beer made for commercially minded people.

S: Citrus, yeasty, cloves. Smells a little metallic.

T: Heavy on the citrus, orange, rind and under-ripe banana on the back end. Heavy on the cloves for this one (lingering), probably the cooler serving temp. As it warms up more banana, but still seems under-ripe. Homebrew was a ripe banana bomb especially when allowed to warm up. Cloves very present in homebrew as well. Homebrew seemed a little maltier / sweeter / flavorful than the Franziskaner which has a much cleaner / crisp profile.

O: Decent and refreshing on Easter Sunday of a sunny Orange County beach day! Have not had this brew for a while and excited to compare against my homebrew. I vaguely feel more of a banana / creamier presence when pouring off the tap v.s bottle. Thought mine stacked up well against a more than worthy opponent. There is hope yet ;)

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of TastyAdventure
3.47/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - cloudy gold, giant white 3 finger head, long retention

S - banana, spice that is not necessarily clove, but close I guess. tiny bit of bubblegum.

T - 2 notes 1) That classic, yeasty banana hefeweizen taste, white/wheat bread, with 2) a touch of gross processed sweet bubblegum. makes it too sweet for the style. 3.25 on taste.

M - light, almost crisp, a little sticky sweet, strong refreshing carbonation.

Overall, disappointed in the taste. Surprised by that fake sweet bubblegum stuff.

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Beer rating: 83.3% out of 100 with 4,527 ratings
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