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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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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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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Franziskaner glass on 4/13/13

Dense honey color with more of a pineapple juice appearance at the stem. Regardless, this is cloudy (though it retains a semblance of clarity). Three finger head with the foam cresting the top of the glass. The head drops slow, slowed by a continual stream of rising bubbles; as it recedes a scalloped half-moon forms along one side. Settling eventually into itself, the foam appears akin to smooth, rolling hills. Lace is a solid thin film with thicker areas protruding intermittently. Retention is strong; even toward the bottom of the glass it hold about 1/8th inch.

When I first poured the beer the aroma was nothing but fresh baked banana nut bread. It was perfect. As the beer opens, the wheat takes on a dusty penchant and there are hints of clove, perfume and pollen. Whimsical notions of crisp apple. Overall, the aroma is full and well-mannered.

Lush and reasonably dry, toasted wheat is the dominant flavor by a wide and comfortable margin. Lightly buttered baked bread augments the back half while modest banana and clove notes work through the middle. It is the banana that carries the finish with a slight dusty wheat presence.

The feel is light and leaning toward the watery side of things, though I am not inclined to label it thin. Carbonation is on the moderately high side; it is also quite full, maximizing the body-bolstering aspects of carbonation without being harsh or pesky. The carbonation seem right in line with the feel of the body.

There really isn't much to complain about. I need to drink this more often.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- It pours a cloudy amber with a large White head. Head retention is good. Bits of the head cling to the glass as I take a sip.

S- Bready and yeasty, clove, spicy. very earthy as well, I almost get a touch of smoke from it.

T- Citrus, yeast, clove, wheat, banana. Surprisingly refreshing.

M- light bodied. Carbonation is moderate. Once again, refreshing.

O- I'm reletively new to wheat beer, but this is pretty good

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Franziskaner Weissbier is an exemplary beer for its category. It is the ultimate white beer in my opinion. It has a soft, mild flavor that isn’t bitter at all. In fact, I’d suggest this beer to anyone who doesn’t ordinarily choose beer because they don’t like bitter flavors. That’s not to say it has less flavor. It still has a gently sweet wheat taste that holds the attention without dominating the palate.

This beer pairs well with traditional German food of course and anything that’s not extremely spicy or strongly flavored.

Frafziskaner is near the very top of my list of favorite beers.

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S- Cloves, yeast, lots of wheat malt that smells like fresh wheat bread. Slight citrus. Fair amount of banana in the nose.

T- Tastes a lot like it smells. Good bit of clove with a bit of banana. Lots of wheat flavor. Some grain.

M- Smooth body. Dry finish. Just excellent.

O- Solid beer that i plan to drink again for sure. I might have found a new favorite for the style.

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S- Clove and taffy. Yeast. lots of wheat malt. Slight citrus. Small amount of pepper in the finish.

T- Follows nose pretty well. Good amount of clove with some banana. Quite smooth. Lots of wheat flavor. Some grain. Probably the most dominant flavor here, but not too overpowering. Good balance with a nice crisp and pepper finish.

M- light to mid body. Dry finish. Warm touch at the end. Good carbonation.

O- Solid beer that i would gladly drink again. Not my favorite of the style, but still a very enjoyable hefe.

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Into a weizen glass at Uber in Seattle.

Pours murky golden with about two to three fingers white head.

Smells are subtle but straw, wheat, and light honey. Very fresh.

Tastes crisp and fresh. Subtle flavors but what you expect from a weizen.

Palate was smooth, crisp, and refreshing.

Overall, a very good example of what a hefeweizen should be.

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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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