Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

4,520 Ratings
Franziskaner Hefe-WeisseFranziskaner Hefe-Weisse

Brewed by:

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

For Trade:
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,520 |  Reviews: 1,698
Photo of Svendozen
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of tgroneck
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Anze
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of JWalterWeatherman
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of dsshuck
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Beestin
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Mrcleanmarine
4.89/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I have lived and traveled to every continent in the world except Antarctica, I have found this to be the best bottled beer I have ever tasted. It is smooth, no aftertaste, it's natural beer so it doesn't have the nasty preservatives. You'll want to shake it up before you open it to get the yeast mixed around otherwise it will all be on the bottom and the taste will be degraded. I have heard this beer can even be drank at room temperature but I am still American so I prefer it chilled.

 489 characters

Photo of Smithers406
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of MattXT
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a weizen glass at Beelow's.

Sometimes you just feel like a hef, and it's been too long since I last had this stuff. It pours a cloudy sunrise tawny-orange topped by a couple fingers of lightly cream-white foam. The nose comprises orange zest, coriander, spicy weizen yeast, light bread, and a touch of nutmeg. The taste brings in more of the same, those characteristic banana and clove flavors coming through, melding with the orange and bread. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly creamy feel. Overall, a damn fine hef, one I feel is decidedly underrated and overlooked by many a beer fan. Shame.

 648 characters

Photo of Durandal_777
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of SteveB24
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

appearance; hazy tan, lots of bubbles within the beer, thick white head that dissipates quickly to leave spotty lacing.

smell; wheat, banana, cloves.

taste: identical to smell, it's like a generic wheat beer, with a more intense wheat flavor, and notes one associates with blonde Belgian ales.

mouth feel; body is light/medium, very carbonated.

overall; an interesting take on a wheat beer, happy I bought it, will probably buy again during the summer, but would not become a go to.

 486 characters

Photo of windypete
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of javlin624
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of carolinared
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of atrocity
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of BeerDrnkr_HellRzr
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Andy_Luft
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of wieshefe17
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Tyler200587
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of onlymurderers
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of koopa
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a tulip glass

A: Pours very hazy golden orange with small compact bubbles in head with great retention.

S: Banana and clove dominate with citrus tones, biscuit and yeast.

T: A very pleasant bready taste with banana and clove and citrus undertones. Hop bitterness not prevalent but noticeable.

M: Light bodied, smooth and crisp. Very good beer for a hot day.

O: A pleasant beer very good for the type.

 431 characters

Photo of Jirin
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
4.04 out of 5 based on 4,520 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.