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:
4,520
Reviews:
1,698
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
11.88%
 
 
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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