Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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86
very good
1,672 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:
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Added by Todd on 07-13-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,672
Reviews:
820
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
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73
Gots:
244
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Photo of Silent_Tom
3.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Metal. No really, it's like drinking metal. Which is metal.

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Photo of hkyplyr73
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zylod
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.05/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Wattstriker
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Moretta
3.17/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of safphoto
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of icemanexit
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of _drummer_
4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I get this one every couple of weeks at a bar in my city in China. I switch back and forth between the dunkel and the regular. It is rich, very flavorful, and is a truly good wheat beer. It's darker, so it may be almost too dark for some (if that's the case, the regular is also amazing!).

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Photo of MaSaiani
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SitkaSteve
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into my weizen glass.
The appearance was a ruddy almost dark brown color with a fluffy two finger-ed white to off white head. After it finally dissipated (boy, that took a while, almost like watching paint dry, the way that head died off), light stringy messy lacing roamed around the glass.
The smell started off with sweet doughy/breadiness sliding into an ample amount of sweet banana, light clove and then a little bit of ginger. Not sure if that was intentional, but hey, its there alright, I know the difference between clove and ginger. Not bad, just different, I guess.
The taste was the combination of the sweet breadiness, banana and a light cocoa (hey, that wasn't in the aroma, that's too bad, that would have helped for more complexity, oh well). Clove comes back but the ginger doesn't show its face, I'm okay with that.
The mouthfeel was about light to medium bodied with a nice sessionable feel to it. Carbonation feels fine and allows the clove to hit appropriately. Doughy/breadiness relieves the carbonation a bit to allow a nice smooth to somewhat creaminess to stroll over my tongue.
Overall, what a nice dunkelweizen for the most part. Ginger in the aroma, yet cocoa in the taste, one displace the other, sure, why not. I'd still have this again.

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Photo of SassaDog
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Oidmoe
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of charapaus
3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheCause
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanK252
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at BC's Pizza & Beer

A: Pours slightly cloudy amber brown with a frothy light brown head that settles to a thin layer and leaves a little lacing.

S: Bready toasty malt, caramel toffee sweetness, spice, banana, and clove.

T: Tangy wheat, spice, clove, a little banana, caramel toffee sweetness, and hints of dark fruit.

M: A bit on the lighter side of medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Maybe a bit on the sweet side, but a really nice wheat beer for the fall.

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Photo of Lipa
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Oleg85
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours hazy brown, coffee-like color. Thick head 2.5 fingers tall.
S: Banana mostly.
T: Banana, roasted malts. Hops are hard to find.
F: Medium-bodied, crispy.
O: Common dark beer with hint of banana.

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Photo of Walbert_Neto
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of southpass1756
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nbdreher
4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky medium light brown with a ring of thin creamy lace. Aroma consists of Bannanas, bubblegum, grain and yeast. A sweet fruity bannana taste, wheat malt, and a hint of alcohol. Very little hops presence. Slightly tart finish. Big mouthfeel, although it is a medium body overall. Soft carbonation. Smooth overall.

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Photo of 123321123321
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zet
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A pretty dark amber colour with a decent head of foam, though this one was completely gone within a minute. A full smell of clove and caramel. These flavours stay in the taste and are accompanied by banana and citric. Very smooth mouth feel. A Dunkelweizen that does everything right; very rich in both smell and taste, with the right amount of balance. I usually prefer the Hefeweizen from a brewery, but for this one I gladly make an exception. This would make a very good dessert beer actually.

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