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Franconia Wheat | Franconia Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Franconia Brewing Company
Texas, United States | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ttu94 on 05-16-2008

BEER STATS
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
109
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
28.76%
 
 
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
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3.51/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pouring to a yellow/gold color, this wheat beer has a nose of yeast and light wheat. The body of the beer is cloudy and it does contain some sediment in the bottom of each bottle. There is little foam on this beer, even with a strong pour.

Franconia Wheat has a taste you would expect in this type of beer: Wheat, yeast, banana, bread, and some light spice. The beer is easy- drinking, low in bitterness, and makes a good choice when you want beer, but prefer something a little easier on the palate and stomach.

One quality about this beer that surprised me is its lack of much foam. Even an aggressive pouring effort doesn’t get the bubbles flowing like you would expect. The other lesson learned is that, due to the sediment in the bottom of each bottle, it is best to pour out most but not all of the bottle, shake what is left, then pour into your glass to better distribute the yeast. Not only will the beer look better in your glass, it will taste better too.

A good hefeweizen can really hit the spot and Franconia has created a good tasting hefeweizen with this product. It isn’t going to blow you away with unique flavor attributes or anything else, but it does have what it takes to please the palate and it makes a good session hefeweizen.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Holy Grail Pub. Served as Franconia Hefeweizen.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a decent-sized white head. The aroma is full of wheat with some banana and spicy clove notes. The flavor is very creamy and is full of banana flavor. There is a little bit of clove in the flavor, but it hides behind the banana and wheat. Creamy, medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. A very nice Texas-brewed hefeweizen.

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Photo of valkyre65
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Thomasweir
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jackp_43
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Beertracker
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Canoman
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of MadClaw1138
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of rwb11
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of theBIRD
2.52/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Easy drinking but felt like something was missing.

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Photo of Westyn
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of gtermi
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of thekanna
4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this on-tap at Texan Station restaurant inside the Gaylord Texan Resort, Grapevine, TX.

A: Beautiful golden hue that turned slightly amber under certain light. About a finger of white, foamy head.

S: Gorgeous lemon zest (fresh, not like from a cleaning product). Lemons, lemons, and more lemons, mixed with some yeast and and overall floral undertone.

T: Strong, radiant lemon flavor which gives it an upbeat, effervescent taste. Yeast stays in the background just to provide some backing.

M: Actively carbonated; tingles the tongue.

D: I could sip this all day. Too bad Franconia isn't around where I live (Maryland).

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Photo of czillmer
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Sandon
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mcdsports
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of galuskan
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I never liked wheat beers until recently. This one smells bready and delicious. Some fruit/banana small. Delicious taste. Sweet yet crisp. Not heavy. What I expected from the style and brewery given their roots.

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Photo of WritersBlock
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NWFLyer
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Il Cane Rosso in the Deep Ellum district of Dallas.
Appearance: straw colored, translucent, possessing a moderate head with medium lacing.
Nose: light notes of coriander and citrus and a distinct 'witbier' aroma.
Flavor: slightly grassy and somewhat tart with citrus and coriander once again.
Mouth-feel: pleasant, but not exceptional.
Drinkability: excellent.

Overall this is a very enjoyable brew, and is very true to the European wheat beer style. My sole lament is that this beer is currently only available in Texas and Oklahoma. I will have to return.

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Photo of Swalden28
4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery. Pours a great looking cloudy yellow with frothy white head. Aroma of banana and citrus fill the glass. Flavor of wheat with wonderful notes of banana and citrus. Mouth feel has a light, soft body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, a very satisfying beer!

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trish
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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Franconia Wheat from Franconia Brewing Company
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