Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse DunkelFranziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel
BA SCORE
67%
Liked This Beer
3.83 w/ 1,681 ratings
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
Ranking:
#11,091
Reviews:
822
Ratings:
1,681
Liked:
1,126
Avg:
3.83/5
pDev:
12.53%
Alströms:
3.68
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
246
Trade:
0
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Photo of syaoran_kun
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 911CROFT
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
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 -1%
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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Photo of BellsFan
4.71/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chicagoish
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dunkelnacht
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sandon
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rggggr
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of matuto
4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle in a 250 ml Heineken glass with a large mouth.

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Photo of KoenigTiger
4.81/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Silent_Tom
3.2/5  rDev -16.4%
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 +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zylod
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.05/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sweetdemonsweat
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wattstriker
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Moretta
3.17/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of safphoto
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of icemanexit
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of _drummer_
4.29/5  rDev +12%
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 +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SitkaSteve
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
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 +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Oidmoe
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of charapaus
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Beer rating: 67% out of 100 with 1,681 ratings
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