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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Photo of BeerLover99
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: cloudy/straw yellow 2 finger white pillow top,
gorgeous lacing

S: lemon peel/grass, wheat, hint of clove

T: lemon peel/grass, earthy grain wheat, mild clove
sem-dry earthy finish

M: med/light body, smooth/semi-crisp mouth

O: Don't know if I'm bias, but my 1/4+ German
roots love this brew. I could drink it all summer.
Very refreshing, fine import beer for newbies
to wheat biers, as well as, imports. For a lighter
beer, this is just so enjoyable.


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Photo of Geesechops
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of jsisko01
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a very cloudy golden-copper color with and inch+ creamy white head.

Smell - Banana, clove, yeast, and maybe some lemon.

Taste - Same as the aroma.. but not so much of a banana flavor. Clove is most present, along with wheat, grains, and breadiness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with mild carbonation.

Overall - This is one of the best hefeweizens I've had.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of thecheapies
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Classic look, minus the hefe glass. Whipped topping head that laces sits on a cloudy yellow-orange glow. Take this out of the pint glass and we're golden. 4.0

Fluffy dough wheat malts with clove, nutty yeast, and faint banana. 4.0

Classic spicy flavor dosed with some coriander and more backend clove. Some metallic notes that fall into fleshy banana fruits, lemon rind, and a wee hint of bubblegum. Dies a bit in the finish, which dries out a bit. Kiss of herbal hops begins and ends it. 4.0

Medium body with some thinness. The carbonation is a little punchy. A tongue-scrubber. 3.5

Easy-to-find, and if you don't expect too much from it, easy-to-like. Not my favorite German, but a staple hefe in most books. I'll subscribe to that. 4.0

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Photo of iSip
4.62/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Franziskaner Weissbier: Outstanding! While I like to support local breweries, and very much enjoy American style wheat beers, there is just something special about a good weissbier direct from Germany. The Franziskaner has a lightly cloudy golden peach color. I did not stir up the yeast from the bottom of the bottle. A big frothy head forms on top, and lasts for the duration. Good aroma for a wheat beer, with big lemon twist notes. Very smooth going down. Lots of subtle favors, banana and orange peel most distinctive, and just the right level of sweetness. Highly recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of mattbk
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Served in a brewmaster's wheat glass - my is that a lot of head! A full five inches, and I wasn't even that aggressive! That's what she said. Cloudy, golden orange color. Nice.

S: Very spicy and clovey, but there's a mustyness about it that's off putting.

T: The mustyness not present in the taste. Sweet, clove, a touch of banana, lemon, very nice, very drinkable. Not over the top though. Not a ton of wheat character in this, the yeast dominates over all.

M: I think I did pour this a bit agreesively, most of the carbonation has been liberated. It has a medium mouthfeel.

O: A solid, drinkable hefeweisse. Very, very good in summer. Nice that a beer this good is so easily available.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
4.04 out of 5 based on 3,929 ratings.
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