Franziskaner Weissbier | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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Franziskaner WeissbierFranziskaner Weissbier
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:
Another name for Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Hell.

Added by scratch69 on 04-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
811
Reviews:
111
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
12.81%
 
 
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Photo of Jakeman52
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cyclonece09
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours cloudy orange with a minuscule head. Smells of wheat, little bit of citrus. Tastes of wheat with an orange, not much else. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, a tad light on the carbonation. Overall, a slightly above average beer.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A tried and true wheat that pours out milky and settles cloudy gold with nice lacing a solid fluffy head. Smell is dominated by wheat malt, not getting much banana or spice. Taste in fronted with banana and moderate clove spiceness with some soft hop bitterness in the finish. Well balanced with characteristic flavors each making their presence known. Light-medium bodied and quick down the pipe ending somewhat short of my expectations. Overall an excellent Weissbier showing.

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Photo of Sup3r_s4m
3.52/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lawlmartz
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of frykid
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
4.8/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of richj1970
3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mishi_d
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Unholy_UFO
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is hazy, straw colored. Very foamy put that didn't settle for a few minutes.
Smells immediately wheaty, banana notes, almost a slight sour at the end.
Slight banana notes on the immediate taste, classic wheat bite. Wishing the punch was just a tad stronger.
In the mouth it feels pretty mellow, doesn't stick around too long, a small amount of Bute but not too prevalent.
Over all, a great wheat beer, would definitely drink another if I didn't buy a build your own six pack.

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of mltobin
3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcotom
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pau622
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.42/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeyTomorrow
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SkylerShores
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mribbens
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AtWorsttheBestOf
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WildMaverick1200
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
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 +6.5%
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 OompaMentor
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of solarthief
4.37/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Xamonline
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
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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Franziskaner Weissbier from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
3.98 out of 5 based on 811 ratings.
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