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 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle poured into a weizen glass at refrigerator temperature

L - Deep gold color and hazy, 3 finger white foamy head, ok retention, not great lacing.

A - Grainy wheat smell, hint of banana in there with maybe the slightest bit of bubblegum. That's right, bubblegum.

T - Definitely grainy, sweet, with maybe a little bit of spice. Can taste the banana as it rolls over my tongue. Slightly tart finish. Not bitter at all. Alcohol not noticeable at all.

F - In my opinion, this is the best part of the beer. Creamy mouthfeel and dry but very carbonated and thus very refreshing. This simply feels great in my mouth and the carbonation tickles my throat as it goes down.

O - This is a pretty good hefeweizen that I can definitely see myself drinking on a hot summer day. Thinking about sitting on the porch drinking this stuff makes me very happy. It is extraordinarily refreshing and has the perfect amount of alcohol for that occasion.

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On-Tap into the Infamous Tall Franziskaner Glass

Appears a nice dark gold with about a half a finger's worth of head. Smelled like a typical Hefeweizen with a strong citrus scent. The citrus is most apparent in the taste but it balances well with the wheatiness of the beer. A great beer for the summer which is why it's so popular under the shade of tree in the German Biergartens.

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

12 oz bottle served in a weizen glass:

A: Cloudy orange in color, a nice off white head at the top that stays for a while, a nice coating of lacing around the glass as you drink.

S: Honey , lemon , yeast, A nice note of citrus fruits throughout.

T: Very well balanced brew, just like the nose with more of a wheat taste and slight bitterness thats perfect.

M: Smooth, light bodied, nice amount of carbonation.

D: A great summer brew, enjoyed this beer a lot.

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The body is medium, smooth mouthfeel with some good crisp from decent carbonation.

Harmoniously running through yet smooth without fail, it’s definitely one of the examples of a good traditional Hefe.

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