Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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86
very good
1,678 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:
1,678
Reviews:
822
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.63%
 
 
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75
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244
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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

Photo of mpires
2.7/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Tomislav
4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lunruj
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown color with regular but not so stable head. The smell is somewhat caramel and bready. Somewhat sweet in taste with banana aroma and some breadiness. Quite full body. Carbonation high as is common for the style. Drinkability is good.

A pleasant dunkelweizen worth trying.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.94/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Dark brown, small bubbled, small head beer. Oh yeah, I should prolly say that I'm not a dunkel fan, so this is my rating based on my subjective relative dislike of the style. Please don't beermail me if you're a cicerone homie concerned by a guy's opinion online not conforming to conventional wisdom or style guidelines. Nerd.

Aroma was mild, thankfully didn't impart the ton of alcohol I get from most in this realm. Taste has all kinds of dark fruit, banana, fruit yeast impact. Its like a batch of dark bread, with a bunch of clove and spice rack. I dunno, this could probably work with a heftier malt presence of barley, but so much of the spice rack dominates this, and you get weird yeast banana flavors that don't jive with roasted malt/wheat in this lacking proportion.

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Photo of Beer666
4.79/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A slight smell of vinegar which I found very pleasant. Taste was supreme.

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

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4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sebas
3.26/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L - 4 khaki head with dark brown body
S - 3.5 not strong but hints of toffe, caramel, banana
T - 4 caramel banana
F - 4 slight carbonation but still pretty smooth
O - 3.75 solid dunkel, not my favorite

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Photo of gianluca88
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of esobsb
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PsenicnoCRO
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

1001.

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Photo of syaoran_kun
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 911CROFT
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle into a tall weizen glass. Paid £1.79 for a single bottle.

Pours a dark, cloudy, brown-copper coloured body with masses of streaming carbonation visible when held to the light. A three-finger in height, thick, foamy ivory head with excellent retention, slowly reduces to a dense cap, leaving small amounts of soapy lace.

The hugely bready nose leads primarily with a mixture of sweet, doughy wheat and lightly toasted dark malts. Hints of caramel, toffee and banana esters are noticeable in the background, with subtle clove spices appearing towards the finish. Taste roughly follows suit. Upfront, crisp and bready malt sweetness leads above traces of caramel and toffee. Around the mid-palate, faint, sweet, fruity esters of ripe banana and slightly tart apple become apparent as the initial malt sweetness begins to fade. In the mouth a medium body and ample carbonation give a smooth, crisp and full feel. Towards the end, powdery clove phenols dry the palate slightly, finishing quick, clean and refreshing, without any perceptible hop bitterness.

Overall this is a good beer. The flavour is predominantly sweet and malt forward. While I wouldn't mind greater complexity, or at least a little more yeast character, it remains incredibly drinkable, enjoyable, refreshing and excellent value for money. Neither the nose or taste really open up much after warming. I find this one best enjoyed gulped down cold, straight from the fridge. Recommended.

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

Served in a Paulaner Weissbier glass, it pours a dark brown with a slight orange hue, solid and murky, with a two-finger ecru head, foamy, with excellent retention. It dissipates and leaves a permanent thin layer of foam.
Streams of bubbles keep going to the surface all throughout.

The bouquet is of bread, caramel, toffee, banana and clove. Somewhat assertive.

Upfront a nice high carbonation alerts your palate. The flavor follows the nose, with toffee and a malty sweetness being the prominent flavors. Banana is very present as well. Spiciness.
A very mild bitterness balances the sweet profile. Not a very prominent finish, but pleasant.
Medium to light body, smooth.

This is a nice beer.

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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
3.8 out of 5 based on 1,678 ratings.
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