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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into my Hefe glass

A- Beautiful. A very cloudy yellow with orange highlights. Some carbonation can be seen coming from the bottom of the glass. A big, pillowy head which give a little lacing down the glass.

S- A slight astringent note on the nose. Clove, banana, a touch of bubble gum and yeasty funk is what I pick up.

T- This one really straddles the lines of Hefe flavors. Clove, banana, bubble gum, wheat notes, and yeasty funk. One doesn't dominate, and that's what I really love about Franzy.

M- Smooth, light carbonation, and it doesn't overly dry your mouth from any astringent qualities.

O- Likely my favorite of the "big" German Hefe's. Balance is the name of the game here.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a cloudy light golden color with orange and yellow hues. Frothy thick white head with a bit of lacing.

S- Lots of classic hefeweizen aromas, including banana and clove. A bit of wheat and yeast as well. Banana dominates above everything else.

T- Light lemon citrus hops, wheaty backbone, notes of banana, but not as noticable as in the smell, a hint of powdery clove, finsihes with a slightly tangy bite. Very well balanced.

M- Very creamy. Low, but crisp carbonation, medium bodied and very drinkable.

O- Very well balanced Hefe. A classic exemaple of the style and the mouthfeel is spot on.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Side poured with light vigor into a weizen glass. Picked up at World Market the other day when I bought a new computer desk.

Appearance - Pours a cloudy straw yellow color, plenty of sediment and carbonation to make it unable to even think about seeing through this beer. Packaging is a little weak, but that's not technically a scoring criterion. Nice two finger head that sticks for most of the beer and leaves good lacing.

Smell - Heavy on the funky banana esters. There is also some clove, wheat, and yeast in there, but like all good hefe's, the funky banana is the primary olfactory stimulation.

Taste- Follows the nose close, but there is a certain grainy and metallic zing I detected as well. Not a bad thing, just a little different. Outstanding overall palate though.

Mouthfeel - Highly refreshing. Perfect level of medium carbonation, nice and smooth, just the right body to a good hefe.

Overall - excellent example of the style. Highly recommended, I will buy and drink this again. It was spot on in every category for a hefe, excellent beer. Good for a hot summer day, a cool fall day, anytime.

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