Franziskaner Weissbier Royal | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Germany
franziskaner-weissbier.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by RuudJH on 05-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
48
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
14.86%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mishi_d
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of icemanls4
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kvgomps
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chicagobeerguy
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L: Great looking beer pours an amber honey
S: Banana split, vanilla, yeasty, bready, fresh cut grass, clean, crisp,
T: Pretty good taste but was expecting more flavor, a little lackluster
F: I feel like this is to carbonated, a little to prickly for my liking, goes down smooth but would like something a little smoother for a hefeweizen.
O: Very drinkable beer, worth a try!

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Photo of Sweetdemonsweat
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DispyDnb
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of captaincoffee
4.37/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just spent a week in Germany...drank a lot...and picked up a few of these to try. I enjoy the regular Franziskaner hefe-weisse and was hoping this would be similar, but perhaps with a better nose (the one thing I find lacking in the regular hefe). It doesn't disappoint. Big head. Full fruit esters and spice in the nose and palate. At 6.5%, this is a little less on the refreshing side, and a little more towards a big beer mouthfeel with the extra malt. Creamy. A really, really good beer. Probably my second favorite Germany wheat now. I could see myself having a hard decision if presented one of these or a Weihenstephaner.

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Photo of chebode2
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drmeto
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L:
-pours a cloudy amber with a big,creamy,white head
-high carbonation visible
S:
-cinnamon,clove,banana,bready,peach,mango
T:
-Follows the nose
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-medium body
O:
Different somewhat Christmas-y take on a Hefeweizen.
Very good

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Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tomais
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not a proper review here - just wanted to say it's reminiscent of 'Schneider Weisse Tap 7' and 'Kapuziner Weissbier'.
Will have to try and get all three for an evening's compasrison.

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Photo of Jeffo
4.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this one at Bert’s Bierhuis in Utrecht. Big fan of the regular so was stoked to see this steroid version.

From a 50cl bottle into a weizen glass.

APPEARANCE: Same as regular but a bit darker than gamboge orange. Very opaque and next to no carbonation evident. Pours a large fluffy white head that is pretty persistent. Eventually levels out to nothing and leaves no lacing. Looks great at the beginning, but relatively flat by the end, unfortunately.

SMELL: Same as regular but a bit bolder. Clove, banana, wheat malt, lemon and a touch of bread. Love this stuff.

TASTE: Much the same stuff going on but a bit more spice from the added alcohol and a touch more caramel from the added malt. Still all the awesome Franziskaner stuff with wheat malt, clove spices, banana and some light caramel up front, then a bold and lingering finish with more banana and lemon esters, clove and a bit of alcohol spices, wheat malt and a bit of caramel sweetness. Really like this and like the added sweet note with the bolder esters in this one.

PALATE: Medium body and slightly lower carbonation for the style. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes a touch mouth coating. Basically the same as the regular version but perhaps a bit fuller and heavier from the added malt.

OVERALL: Love it. Just as good as the original and perhaps even a touch better. Like the regular with bigger balls. Since I’m such a huge fan of the standard weizen, it’s not surprising that this is right up my alley. Not sure I’d go as far as calling this an actual weizen bock, but it’s somewhere in between. More weizen and more goodness without a noticeable or inebriating increase in alcohol. If you’re a fan of the style, you’ll love this.

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Photo of misternebbie
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Photo of matias-
3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mottarapp
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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1/5  rDev -74.8%

Photo of mta11c
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of dgilks
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Ebichuuu
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.97 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
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