Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

Franziskaner Hefe-WeisseFranziskaner Hefe-Weisse
BA SCORE
4.06/5
4,542 Ratings
Franziskaner Hefe-WeisseFranziskaner Hefe-Weisse
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,473
Reviews:
1,702
Ratings:
4,542
pDev:
11.82%
Bros Score:
3.84
 
 
Wants:
244
Gots:
1,195
Trade:
1
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Photo of jh0104
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jagada
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hossst
4.79/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass, the appearance was a burnt yellow to orange color with a nice cloudy effect strung about it's body. Sustaining two fingers worth of white foamy head that slid off at a mild pace, lace slid fairly quick in strings.
The aroma had a nice blend of banana esters, clove, sweet wheat and a tight play of some grassy hop effects.
The flavor was moderately sweet through the prior mentioned aromas and weaving in a tight semi-sweet sort of banana to wheat aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt as projected. Quick sort of semi-spicy to wheaty structured to banana finish.
Overall, pretty nice hefeweizen, even if they're owned by a bunch of assholes. Only reviewing for my "hefeweizen" stats.

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Photo of petrusek23
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ntomich
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of needMIbeer
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RDW
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dukeufo
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MaddoJay
4.92/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of trllte
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

yum, wheat

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Photo of TommyCable
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MinkyDog
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Iski100
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fedebadra
4.96/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Casey_L
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tekstr1der
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy light golden pour with lively effervescence keeping a steady white cap. Aroma is solid wheat malt without a lot of the typical accompanying flavors. Flavor follows very similarly. Not much complexity, but very tasty.

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Photo of Jakeman52
4.69/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emerge077
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyclonece09
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours cloudy orange with a minuscule head. Smells of wheat, little bit of citrus. Tastes of wheat with an orange, not much else. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, a tad light on the carbonation. Overall, a slightly above average beer.

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Photo of Krusader
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A tried and true wheat that pours out milky and settles cloudy gold with nice lacing a solid fluffy head. Smell is dominated by wheat malt, not getting much banana or spice. Taste in fronted with banana and moderate clove spiceness with some soft hop bitterness in the finish. Well balanced with characteristic flavors each making their presence known. Light-medium bodied and quick down the pipe ending somewhat short of my expectations. Overall an excellent Weissbier showing.

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Photo of Sup3r_s4m
3.52/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marzen_Fan
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 4,542 ratings
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