Franconia Wheat | Franconia Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Franconia Brewing Company
Texas, United States
franconiabrewing.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ttu94 on 05-16-2008

BEER STATS
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
112
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
15.38%
 
 
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1
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36
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Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 112
Reviews by bmwats:
Photo of bmwats
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a weizen.

A: Hazy, dark golden hue. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly white head, which quickly dissipates. Lots of rising effervescence, and small pockets of carbonation cling to the sides of the glass. Slight lacing.

S: Yeast, a little lemon citrus, coriander, and... walnut?

T: A little yeast, very wheaty. Also, a very noticeable honey-ish sweetness... not strong, but distinct. A little savory spice for balance.

M: Starchy feel. Light, but thick. Wheat and sweet in the front, bready in the finish.

D: Session, but worth savoring.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Fair head, lots of carbonation, and some slight lacing. Nose is sourdough bread with lemon, spice, and nut components. Very wheaty with some distinct honey sweetness and spice. Thick and starchy. Overall, this is a really nice quaff.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +6.1%
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 -7.2%

Photo of Thomasweir
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jackp_43
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Beertracker
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Canoman
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of MadClaw1138
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of rwb11
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of theBIRD
2.52/5  rDev -33.2%
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 -20.4%

Photo of gtermi
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of thekanna
4.32/5  rDev +14.6%
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 +19.4%

Photo of Sandon
5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mcdsports
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of galuskan
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
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 -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NWFLyer
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
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 ruzzal
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Swalden28
4.45/5  rDev +18%
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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Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Franconia Wheat from Franconia Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 112 ratings.
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