Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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86
very good
1,672 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse DunkelFranziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel
BEER INFO

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

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 07-13-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,672
Reviews:
820
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
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Photo of drmeto
2.98/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

-Typical Hefeweizen with Banana,clove,quite a strong wheat flavour.
-there was absolutely nomalt character here
-undercarbonated
-finish was too light

The fact that malt was nonexistent in this leads me to believe they used artificial darkener in this.Certainly wont put it behind ABInBev.
Tasted like a normal Franziskaner Hefe except with less carbonation and lighter-bodied
The Erdinger Dunkel wasnt great either but at least it tasted like a Dunkel

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Photo of deaconoflove
2.98/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ap Pours a cloudy and murky pale brown with a foamy three finger head that holds on.

Sm Not so much, some faint chocolate and banana.

Ta An odd spice, a little citrus, and maybe some candy? flavor in there.

Mf Light, thin and fizzy.

Dr It's a very peculiar tasting beer to me. I could drink a couple, but one will do for now.

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Photo of albern
2.99/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I typically like German dark wheat beers, but this is just a so-so example of the style. It pours a cloudy, dull brownish color, with a decent head that does stick around for awhile. The smell is yeasty, a little musty, maybe earthy if that is what you want to call it, but I wouldn't call it enticing. The taste is roughly medium bodied, there is just a tad of sweetness, I can taste a little clove maybe a little maple in there, along with the yeasty wheat flavor of a hefe. There is very little in the way of hop flavor, maybe a tinge in the middle, nothing on the end. This may be a little on the too watery side for a dark wheat beer, probably less sweet than other typical wheat beers. It's an okay beer, but that is all I can say. Recommended but you can do better. L'Chaim.

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Photo of BrianCuoz
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Djenx
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of bwyu
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of surfmeister
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 1 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: baby diarrhea or bilge water (take your pick)- either is unappealing to drink; but big beautiful beige head compensates a little
Smell: yeasty, bready, faint hops, very pleasant, possibly the strong point of the brew
Flavor: The clean, crisp apple-like quality of the flavor of a typical Hefewiezen is masked by molasses in this dunkel. I missed it.
Mouthfeel: high carbonation, foamy, remaining crispness were all appealing
Overall: boring, somewhat one dimensional in taste, absolutely could not stand the murky shade of brown, I was turned off as soon as I poured the beer

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Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of jcalabre
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I originally sampled this beer on 18 January 2003. I am writing this review from my notes.
Appearance: This beer is brown in color with a tan head.
Mouthfeel: This dunkel is medium bodied
Flavor: a slightly wheaty tasty
This is a nice, average beer. Not bad, not great

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Jonker1
3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of brpendergast85
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
3.81 out of 5 based on 1,672 ratings.
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