Brewed by Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu (InBev)
Style: Dunkelweizen
Munich, Germany
Serve in Stein, Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 1748   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Deep and dark colored, cloudy with yeast. Brewed with a darker roasted malt which adds some maltiness to the refreshing flavour of the Hefe-Weissbier.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Sampled at Brew Ha Ha 2005: Poured a dark yellow not as dark at the deScription. It was very alive in my mouth - nice carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2005
Long lasting head with a banana bread aroma and a murky brown, sparkling body. Very mellow dunkel with a mild banana and apple taste, slightly sweet. Lively carbonation. Superb aftertaste with just the right amount of hop bitterness with wheat and spices. An excellent beer (and cheap too, especially at Harris Teeter)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 15, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2005 (500 ml bottle: $1.99 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) Pours a cloudy, ruddy brown body, but the large, billowy head, over two inches tall, prevents me from tasting this beer for awhile. That’s fine, it looks like this bottle of beer is reasonably fresh, not the easiest feat with imported beers. Wheat and moderately sweet banana emanate from the glass, wheat easily being the dominant aroma, with some other estery fruitiness in there as well, perhaps some apple, and some light spices. The restrained flavor is also very "wheat bread" in character, only mildly sweet, with a fair amount of banana, and a touch of indistinct spice. Despite the mildly sweet undertone, the palate is somewhat dry, but very smooth and does not fatigue the palate. Body is generally light-medium, trending toward medium. And now that I’ve finished the beer, there’s still a sizeable head to this beer. It’s a very good beer, but not a great one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Poured dark gold, slightly hazy with a humongous dense foamy head that slowly faded, leaving very attractive sticky lace up the entire glass. On the nose was a predominant note of banana over grain, straw, bread and yeast. Tart, fizzy an refreshing with flavors of malt, an herbal spiciness full of cloves, ginger, cardamom and corriander, well balanced by a fair amount of hops -- lending both bitterness and flavor. I like big, malty ales so Weisens are not my favorites, although we had some September heat here in NW Ohio so it was quite refreshing. I kind of expected it to be a bit more Dunkel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (11869) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2005
Fantasic appearence, fully lasting white head, dark amber colour, Cloudy ofcourse, Delicate aroma with hints of citrus, powerfull flavour, but only average finish duration. Better than regular Franziskaner weissbeer!!!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (9485) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2005
On draught(?) anywhere in Schwerte: Reddish brown coloured, cloudy, big rocky head; yeasty and fruity (mainly bananas) nose, some malty traces; malty, but mainly fruity taste, light bitter flavour with a sharper, nearly tart finish. All in all very well quaffable, quite well rounded.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Big, creamy head with a very bubbly, dark brown body. Taste and aroma were pretty weak, with hints of banana and some mild yeastiness, but really nothing special. Flavor was maybe a bit asparagus?? Not bad, not great. A bit buttery on the palate was kinda nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - SEP 3, 2005
Big lasting head, brownish opaque appearance. Tastes great - thick, smooth, nice malty & fruity flavour, very characteristic and typical of other Franziskaner beers. Very good dunkel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
darkko (99) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Surprisingly mellow. Very smooth and malty. Good hop bitterness. A very good dunkel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bkurtz (1009) - PERU - AUG 21, 2005
Poured a cloudy brown with a creamy head. A little sweet, but a nice long finish. Good beer.

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