Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

very good
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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse DunkelFranziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel

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Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 07-13-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep ruby read color that is a bit cloudy. Forms a bit of a tan colored head

Smell is a bit fruity, there is also a bit of a pepper scent.

Very sweet and fruity. Little bit of raisin, hint of banana and a touch of pepper spice.

Seems just a touch thin, with a lot of feel from the high carbonation.

Interesting beer, not quite what I expected. Sweeter and more fruit notes than a wheat beer, almost reminds me of a Belgian. Not a bad beer, one that is a good choice on a warm day.

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Nice nutty favor in this dark copper colored beer. Nice covering of foamy head stays with the drink until the end. Adequate sedimentation in bottle to add final swirl to pour. A really good example of a dunkel weizen. Flavor stays on the palate for a while...

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Appearance - Pours a dark burnt orange with a 2 finger head, good retention, resulting in a sparse lace.

Smell - Overripe banana, sugary caramel.

Taste - Big banana flavors, complimented by notes of caramel and a faint hint of clove. Sweet and slightly sugary, but doesn't veer off too far into that realm.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Solid carbonation. Really smooth, and drinkable.

Overall - Really good dark hef. Not quite on the level of Weihenstephaner's dunkel, but good enough to pay for time and again.

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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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