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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1795   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   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 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5427) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2006
My first Dunkelweizen. Bottled. Poured a super-thick off-white head, very frothy. Typical fruit and wheat smell. Malty. Cloudy Hershey-brown coloring. Watery, actually, too thin for my expectations. Smooth. A tad less banana in the taste, and a tad more malty sweetness, otherwise very similar to the regular Franziskaner. I’m unable to appreciate the "darker roasted malt", or to see the reason for buying this over the yeastier original. Still, refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HermanW (1059) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2006
A good one. No banana or coffee or raisins vanilla etc etc. A hefe weisbeer dunkel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2006
"Pours cloudy amber color with awsome HUGE off-white head. Main flavors of a sweet fruit and yeast. Mouthfeel is thin, but smooth. Flavor is a little watery, smooth and yeasty. Overall, Franziskaners have impressed me."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2371) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Not really a wheaty aroma, but some faint banana. Dark, brown murky, body and a small, off-white head. Excellent lace. Served in a tall, straight weissbier glass. Very light in body but smooth and pretty good. Very pleasant and enjoyable with discernable banana notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2005
On tap at Ludwig’s Garten, Philadelphia, PA. Hazy brown wheat beer having a long-lasting large white head with good lacing. No discernable carbonation. Sweet malt aroma. Medium bodied that starts with light sweet malt, clove, fruity, and smoke flavors. Finishes with light malt aftertaste. No discernable bitterness. This is a good malty beer that goes well with Ludwig’s wild boar special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MoritzF (9094) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2005
(bottle) Cloudy and hazy orange to brown hue with a big foamy off-white head. Dusty and yeasty, slightly sweet wheat-malty aroma with cloves and a very shy banana fruitiness. Wheat-malty taste, slightly fruity and clovy finish. Decent Dunkelweizen that offers the distinctive taste, but nothing more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12996) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Bottle. Poured a hazy brown color with a large off-white head that lasted. Good sweet malty aroma. Medium body. Good well balanced flavor with a medium finish. Good refreshing brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2005
50 cl bottle. Yeast in the bottom. Unclear brown colour with a rich head. Wheat and little sour aroma. Wheat flavour with hints of chocolate and little sour finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
demitriustown (1175) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Franziskaner’s regular hefe is more flavorfull than this. It pours a cloudy almost opeque brown with a thick creamy head. It tastes kind of roasty with definate banana and clove notes throughout. ehh...it’s OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2005
Beer pours a brown color with a large creamy colored head. I can already see lots of carbonation. Aroma of wheat and banana and a faint bubblegum smell. Taste was a watered down version of what a good wheat should be. Pretty disappointing beer.

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