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

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

Added by Todd on 11-13-2001

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap in a 20 oz hefe glass at the Old Toad in Rochester, NY. A bottle of this purchased by my girlfriend was the beer that started this great and expensive journey through craft beer. Drinking and rating this to see how it stacks up now that I have more beer experience.

Pours a supremely hazy and cloudy yellow/orange. 2.5 inch head lingers for a great period of time. Visible carbonation.

Aromas of wheat, banana, esters, and bread.

Tastes great. Bananas, bubblegum, slight wheat bitterness, cloves, and bready malt. A perfect arrangement of flavors.

Full mouthfeel, well carbonated, a bit slick, but mostly dry.

One of the best hefeweizens available. Not many can beat it.

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Photo of CloudStrife
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a very cloudy light orangish gold with a 1.5 finger dense white head. After a minute or two it dissipates and leaves a 1/8" on the sides and a film across the top. Can just make out a some lively carbonation.

S: Pretty authentic hefe. Wheat, a banana like yeast, a touch of other malts and a hint of booze. Almost a light fruity aroma like lemon as well.

T: A tasty beer. At first I get some nice wheat with a blend of banana and yeast, similar to the smell. Also there is a good bready or crackery malt too. Alcohol is well hidden.

M: Nice and light on the tongue but has a pretty substantial mouthfeel. A very refreshing beer.

Overall always a great hefe and pretty widely available. Always recommend it to those getting into craft beer as it was one of the first I really liked.

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Photo of Nucleozoid
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of sodensp
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Groomsy
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Braz
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at BevMo. Pale gold color and very cloudy. Thin white head, doesn't sustain long. Aromatics are citrusy and earthy and yeasty. Faint aroma of banana too. Taste is quite crisp and refreshing. Light flavors of banana and clove. Smooth body and easy drinking.

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Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of vkv822
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz : tulip

Hazy, golden with a light orange hue and an incredibly thick, creamy off white head with great retention.

Weizen yeast, banana and clove upfront, wheat.

Wheat upfront, with banana in the finish.

Medium+ with foamy, mild carbonation.

A well done hefeweizen. Just enough banana flavor to be appreciated and no become overwhelming.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Halcyon
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of jmw4437
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Giannis
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of creepinjeeper
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Flying_Moose
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of ninjawong
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of twistedweather
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

franziskaner weissbier naturerub
Pint bottle served in a tulip glass due to dropping my weizen glass :-(

cloudy golden yellow
thick inch+ head which slowly dissapates evenly and coats the glass

sweet citrus wheat earthy aroma

smooth+mild no after taste, banana nownlater excellent summertime beer

mouth feel
light slighty starchy

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of phranCISCO
5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of Fusion7777
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of xxcxme
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
4.04 out of 5 based on 4,508 ratings.
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