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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,557
Reviews:
1,703
Ratings:
4,560
pDev:
11.82%
Bros Score:
3.84
 
 
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248
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1,214
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3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A - Somewhere in between deep gold to burnt orange color, relatively cloudy through light. Bubbles appear out of nowhere and head grabs onto the glass, but finishes with one to two fingers of head.

S - Not too overpowering. Heavy scent of bananas, and a little citrus, with a small hint of honey.

T - Very light, banana taste is present throughout. Citrus flavor is there but way more subtle than was expected. Crisp, summery taste but with a creamy finish.

M - Once again, light. Alcohol is hardly noticeable. There is a feeling of heavy carbonation, and slight acidity.

O - This beer has had good memories for me since I first tried it in Germany, and it didn't disappoint on second try. It's very subtle and I like how it doesn't go overboard with citrus. Great session beer for late spring or early summer.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

P- Thanks to Ray in Pittsburgh

A-a light lemongrass color with a 2 finger fluffy head that eaves a splotchy lacing on the pint glass. Carbonation bubbles rise furiously to the top.

S- banana dominates the nose with some peppery spice to complement it.

T- banana and the pepper spice come out in the tongue more. Thats pretty much it.

M- A creamy banana with carbonation that rounds it out.

O-Not a bad hefe..i may not be the best judge because im not a big hefe fan. But well done. I like the banana in this one.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Ah, a break from all the DIPA's and RIS's.

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, and immediately was impressed by a light, fluffy two fingers of head with decent retention. Not much lacing, but that's whatever. The body is a nice cloudy, pale orange yellow.

Smell is light, a bit sweet. Banana, cloves, and a touch of citrus.

The taste is quite nice. Definitely get the banana and clove presence. A nice, sour yeastiness compliments a nice, dry finish. Not too sweet, and rather refreshing. It's not in your face at all, and actually, it's quite nice.

A solid example of the style.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this a few times on tap in in the bottle over the years and now I'm sitting down to review. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A - A moderate pour yields a 2 finger head that dissipates slowly into a thin disc. Color is orange into amber. I remember it being more yellow than this. It is cloudy but evenly so. No floaties.

S - Smells like a wheat beer. A lot of fruity yeast smell.

T - Complex flavor. Citrus peel and bananas. Slightly metallic and sour aftertaste but that's evident in most hefeweizens.

M - Light bodied with average carbonation. Creamy feeling in the mouth.

O - A solid hefeweizen that is a good comparison for others of the style. It is consistent and complex. Overall a very refreshing beer.

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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 4,560 ratings
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