Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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86
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1,675 Ratings
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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:
1,675
Reviews:
820
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.63%
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
244
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Jakeman52
2.53/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bruno74200
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruhaus71
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best dunkel I've ever had. My favorite beer. Dark, but not so dark that you can't enjoy it year-round. Sadly, I'm told it is no longer available in the US.

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Photo of Bombelsky
4.37/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark amber. Tall four fingers tall frothy off-white head. Fantastic lacing.
Bread crust upfront. Banana esters moderate high. Moderate high phenols.
Low grainy taste. Some medium-low malty sweetness. Moderate banana flavor.
Medium light body. Moderate carbonation. Creamy. Spicy. Long dry finish.

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Photo of mishi_d
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antyk
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeersIsTheName
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ant777uk
2.24/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Look's pretty good, dark and big creamy white head that forms a contrast.

Aroma is a bit unusual, not sure how to describe it really...not very inviting, quite gassy...kind of a carbon dioxide overload.

It certainly has some interesting flavours happening. But do I like them? Maybe. I am changing opinion as I continue to drink. Tastes are of maybe cloves, banana peel, lemon peel and banana. Better as it warms up.

Overall, it's pretty good. Just a bit heavy, from the wheat. Not easy to drink lots of these, due to the high gluten. At least there is good overall taste VS just malt and wheat, that adds more complexity when compared to many other similar style beers.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pau622
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of windowside
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OlaB
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: gives a murky dark-brown color, with a medium top of creamy head that disolves slowly, decent lacings on the side of the glass.

A: caramel,bread,banana,cloves and other spices.

T&F: sweet and fruity upfront, with roasted malts in the background. in the middle gets more spicy where i feel the cloves a lot more, while i also feel the mlats get more stronger in the middle and in the finish.dry sweetness in the finish and decent lenght on the aftertaste.medioum bodied with medium carbonation. I think the mouthfeel gets a little to watery and it could have stronger flavours in this beer.

O: A good and easy drinking dunkelweissen, sure worth a try.I had no problem enjoying this one, but it is better examples of the style out there,

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Photo of MonkeyPilates
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of solarthief
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brpendergast85
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of yaron73
4.62/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of reebtaerG
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of npachl
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of F_riedrich
4.29/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A fabulous beer on draft. New bar has it on draft Craft and Crab.

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Photo of hoegaardenhero
3.27/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Edie
1.25/5  rDev -67.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

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3.8 out of 5 based on 1,675 ratings.
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