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

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Added by Todd on 11-13-2001

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4/5  rDev -1%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of RepMichigan
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into my glass pint

Appearance: beautiful head, not much retention but for the while it was there it was nice. wonderfully hazy also has yeast sediment towards bottom

Smell: smells of pasta, banana and cloves

Taste: clove and banana present in taste as well, a little bit tangy

Mouthfeel: high carbonation tastes sweet

Overall: a great German wheat beer, love this style and this is a good representation of it. Will have this beer again certainly!

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4/5  rDev -1%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of falloutsnow
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Hyvee in Council Bluffs, IA.
No obvious bottled on date.
Poured into a Schell's weizen glass.

Pours a huge head, why even bother counting the centimeters. Composed of small bubbles, very dense foam. Seems to maintain a 2cm head throughout, but as it descends initially, there's some nice lacing that's left. Body is a hazy, copper-orange color, but when held up to a light source, it's pale gold-yellow. Carbonation is steady and substantial, supporting the consistent layer of foam.

Aroma of yeast, freshly cut green apples and pears, and some faint ripe banana. I find the aroma to be good, pronounced in the beginning, but also to be fairly ephemeral and fading. Would appreciate it being more apparent throughout.

Opens with pleasant sweetness that's quickly overcome by fairly high tartness recalling cut green apples. This gradually gives way to mild renewed sweetness, ripe banana esters, coriander, clove, and bubblegum. There are also some spices I can't put names to, perhaps including a slight pepperiness? Aftertaste is of nice, semi-tart, semi-sweet yeasty banana flavor with lingering hints of bubblegum.

The beer is solidly medium-bodied, with just a faint hint of lightness around the edges. Carbonation level is high enough that this moves pleasantly along on the palate while sampling. Finish is pleasantly dry, inviting the next partaking of.

To me, this easily competes with the best of this category: Weihenstephaner, Ayinger, and such. Quality is apparent in every category,

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of PintOHops
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glass - Wheat beer

A - Clouded orange color with moderate-high visible C02. It produced a 2-finger soapy white head that stuck around pretty well. A small splotch was left on one side of my glass.

S - Upfront I get a fresh squeezed orange note. I get a bit of clove underneath the fresh orange note. Soft banana and a bit of breadiness going on as well. Simple and inviting.

T - Fresh orange juice and orange zest is what I pick up first. Mild clove, banana and bread quickly follow. A slight twang sits on the tongue after you swallow it. Bitterness is very mild.

M - Medium-high crispness with a smooth lite-medium body.

O - It's pretty simple and refreshing to me. The taste and the smell are practically the same. This is a pretty darn good hefeweizen that I'd love to toss back with almost food. I think I would like a bit more bread flavor but it's still great. Extremely drinkable. Id definitely buy this one again.

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Photo of JosiahS
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Glass: Wheat beer glass

Mango color, hazy with a frothy 2-finger head. Sudsy lacing. Aromas of banana, clove, orange and lemon rind with a mellow toasted malt.

Flavors of banana, clove, orange, lemon zest and light buttered cracker. Feels a bit thin, low-medium body and medium carbonation.

A straightforward beer that has no obvious faults, very refreshing and easy-drinking. How can you not like this brew.

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of javatime
4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I just got back from spending a week in Germany where I got to taste some great Hefe-Weisse beers. I found this at my local Canal's store and I'd rate it every bit as good as what I had on tap in Germany. Pours a nice cloudy, straw color with a great head. This will surely make my must have list when looking for a good Hefe.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Franziskaner Weissbier has a very thick, fluffy, whipped-cream-style head (off-white) and a cloudy, yellow-golden appearance, with a good amount of streaming bubbles and some lacing rings left behind. The aroma is of cloves, white wheat bread, and clean water. Taste is of banana, water, coriander, and there is also some decent hop bitterness present to balance the beer. Mouthfeel is a bit watery, and Franziskaner Weissbier finishes wet and easy drinking. One could really guzzle this. Overall, it’s very good.


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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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