Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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Franziskaner Hefe-WeisseFranziskaner Hefe-Weisse
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
Ratings:
4,508
Reviews:
1,696
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
11.88%
 
 
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240
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Photo of phantomanboy
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bombelsky
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy light gold color. Huge creamy foam, excellent lacing. Aroma of bananas, cloves and bit of hay. Some low grainy-sweetness. Medium-light body, very creamy, soft carbonation, bit of yeast spiciness. Low dry finish, short lasting. Some sweetness passed from flavor to a finish. Fantastic wheat beer.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcotom
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wrigfen
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pau622
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexeiRoquentin
4.56/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkylerShores
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MikeyTomorrow
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of windowside
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of muirn
4.51/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lunchbox1015
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks cloudy and golden.Smells of wheat with citrus and banana. Has a lemon taste with hint of banana. Very pleasant taste. Overall ry good beer.

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Photo of SGR1220
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Momon
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThirstyLion
4.79/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best beers on the planet earth. Smooth, creamy, hints of Orange zest & Apricots layered with very faint Banana undertones. Franziskaner is an absolutely pleaseant, fragrant Weissbier with one of the frothiest presentations you'll find.

Most reviewers on this site summarize this beer very well based on what I see here. I also happen to love it & have given it an exceptional review!

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Photo of AtWorsttheBestOf
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WildMaverick1200
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a medium, cloudy yellow with very persistent foam. The aroma is very upfront with bananas and wheat. Tons of sweetness, light body, and just a very distant hint of hops in the background and grapes. Plenty of carbonation to go around. Slightly more hoppy aftertaste. This beer is on the lighter side of things, but very tasty and enjoyable. Also a great reference point for a good German Hefeweizen.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Decanted into a conical pint glass; pours a hazy golden brown. Very foamy head, if poured too aggressively, otherwise solid with modest lacing. Nose mostly cloves and salt; mild tasting with hints of biscuit and juniper. Nicely medium bodied with solid effervescence throughout. I would use this as a "go to" beer for the style.

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Photo of Crainjd
4.7/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of OompaMentor
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of solarthief
4.37/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of logitech886
4.57/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Xamonline
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle purchased in chicago; served in weizen glass

L: pours cloudy and orange with large, semi-thick, creamy head

S: not overly aromatic; some banana

T: balanced, mild flavors with nothing really standing out; taste on the back end is there but can't quite put my finger on it; maybe metallic as another reviewer mentioned

M: smooth and soft

O: a well rounded and quiet hefewizen without the blast of cloves and banana you sometimes get; decently sessionable and stands out to me for what it's not. would definitley seek out at times

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Photo of MAGICuenca
4.93/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
4.04 out of 5 based on 4,508 ratings.
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