Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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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

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4,567
pDev:
11.85%
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured from a bottle . Very cloudy gold to amber color. Fair amount of lacing. Big fluffy head is retained very well
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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A- Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a weizen glass. Very cloudy dark golden to orange color. Good lacing and carbonation bubbles. ! finger white head. Great retention.

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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look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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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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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