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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#2,609
Reviews:
1,703
Ratings:
4,568
pDev:
11.82%
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3.84
 
 
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Poured from a 1pt .9 fl oz bottle into a weizen glass. Reviewed live.

A- Poured a ridiculous 6-inch head. Wispy and foamy. Subtle lacing. Pale yellow body with middling clarity.

S- Grassy, light yeasts, banana, clove, bubblegum. Grassier than I was expecting. Light, summery and sweet.

T- Banana is heavy, very sweet. Yeasty esters. Not superb, but good.

M- Light but acrid feel. Finishes wet.

O- I was much more impressed with other beers from Franziskaner. Not bad, but not the caliber I was expecting.

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A - Poured a hazy golden hue with a nice one finger head that left a nice blanket.

S - Aromas of very enjoyable banana and cloves. Super inviting and clean.

T - Taste is full of banana. Delicious. Slightly tart but the banana and esters linger through the beer. So enjoyable and the wheat is awesome.

M - Mouthfeel is really solid for a hefe, goes down easy.

O - Overall this hefe was an excellent pairing with the German sausages I had. Mix so well with the food, delicious.

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S-Good aroma from this Hefe-Weissbier. Lots of clove and banana notes.

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Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 4,568 ratings
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