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Brewed by Franciscan Well (MolsonCoors)
Style: German Hefeweizen
Cork, Ireland
Serve in Weizen

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A German style unfiltered wheat beer with citrus notes on the palate and powerful aroma of clove and banana, imparted by a unique yeast strain.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (4009) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 10, 2012
Keg@ L Mulligan Grocer, Dublin Hazy orange-blonde with fluffy white head. Lots of bananas on the nose with a light body, a touch of phenol and more banana.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (3822) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Draft pour. The beer is a hazy gold with a big white head of foam. Very strong retention. The beer has notes of sweet fruits and dough. They claim toffee notes, but i cant pick up on them. Mild sweetness in the taste and medium carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rauchbier (3668) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle, from Tesco Cleethorpes. Hazy orange gold, thin shortlived white head and moderate condition. Low fruity esters, hints of lemon citrus and a slight spiciness in the nose, dry and slightly yeast bitter with a faintly estery fruitiness that has a low infected edge to it, dry yeasty finish with some clove notes lingering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3575) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2012
On draught at the Porterhouse (Central)

Pours a very hazy yellow with a small-ish head.

The aroma is the perfect combination of spicy banana on clove. The beer smells sweet but it’s aromatic and spot on for a hefeweizen.

The flavor is spicy and not overly sweet at all, the banana is just right without being cloying or overbearing. The beer is fairly clean all around, or at least as clean as a hefeweizen can be. The level of spice is low to style.

Remarkably true to style, no way this wouldn’t pass as a true German made Hefe in a blind taste test.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (3456) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
330ml from Supervalu Newry, drank in Crossmaglen watching Eurovision. Bottled March 2015 at 4.7%. Hazy orange, sparkling, small foamy white head. Aroma is resin, bubblegum, glue, musty wheat and straw. A bit chemically and pungent. Body is medium, slightly foamy, soft carbonation. Taste is hay, resin, soft ester, dry and wheaty. Average at best.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2013
The head is ok, the body orange and cloudy. It smells fruity, hoppy, refreshing, aromatic, yeasty. The taste is fresh-yeasty, a bit fruity, refreshing, bit citrus, wheatmalty. Nice 12/12/12/12/-/12

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (3343) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle from Tesco, Gateshead. A hazy straw coloured beer with lemon and banana flavours, malty and grassy notes with a sweet, spicy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (3252) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Tap at EBBC14, cloudy amber, light citrus and banana nose, initially dry then fruity, gentle hoppiness in the finish. Intriguing interpretation of a Hefeweiss.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2006
Franciscan Well 17/05/06. This one was called Friar Wiesse when I visited there in May. Some cloves in the taste and aftertaste was of cinnamon - at first it was almost a cinnamon burn. Strong cinnamon nose. This was a bit different to most wheat beers that I have tried and I quite liked this one because of its difference.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
culchiem (3050) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2012
Draught at O’Neills Dublin. Deep honey colour with a thin head. Wheat and honey aroma. Flavour is dry wheat with some honey, quite flat, lacks a bit of zest.


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