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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 1593   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2004
Cloudy dark copper color with a creamy moderate head and good carbonation. Good plum and raisin aroma. Light to medium body, seemed a bit flat on the tongue, with a slightly toasty dried fruit and caramel flavor well accented with clove. Short finish. Ok, but it seemed a little tired. I like dark wheat beers and am going to mark this for a retry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - JAN 29, 2004
Dark brown hefe dunkel. Nice head, but it fell flat almost immediately. Nose is malty, yeasty, with roasted malt pervading. The taste is hevier than I expected, with the yeast and malt being overborne by the roasted malt. Maybe some astringency/acidity too. The mouthfeel is moderately creamy, but acidic finish does me in.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2004
Nice head, hazy brown body. Yeasty aroma with some fruit and citrus. Flavor is yeast, wheat malt and spices.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankR (145) - Davis, California, USA - JAN 17, 2004
Dark and cloudy, moderate head and no lacing. Dry hefe flavor that's well balanced. Good, but not good like the Hefe I had at Sudwerks a week prior.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2004
Didn't enjoy this as much as the standard Franziskaner hefeweizen. Dark color, slightly cloudy. Flavor was not very pronounced, but slightly malty, sour and toasty. This one needs a little more oomph.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5654) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2007 Damn, I love beer. This is a beautiful sight ... roasty brown with perhaps the stoutest head I’ve ever seen. Nice clovey aroma. Smooth and crisp, roasty and yeasty without the bite that many weizen drinkers distaste. Awesome.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2004
Light brown colour, quite cloudy, great head retention. Aroma is clovey (but more restrained than the Hefe) with some dark malt in the back. Flavour is softly malty with a tiny bit of toasty dark malt and a very mild acidity which makes it nicely refreshing. Pretty good.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rodgar (14) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JAN 1, 2004
Now, this is beer! Germans should be proud for their skill in brewing one of the best beers in the whole world! Franziskaner is made out of wheat and thus is the cloudy consistency and unique flavor of this original beer. The Dunkel or Dark version is particular good. Much foamy and much clouder than the regular Franziskaner Weissbier.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2003
I thought this would be to the hefe what a dopplebock is to a bock. Oopsie. That's what I get for only having German language skills enough to say "I too am a jelly donut." (bonus points if you get the reference < grin >) This is like the regular hefe without the fruit, but maltier and with a bit of spice. Nice head and scent. Tastes...good, with hints of fruit but more spice and malt flavor. Mouthfeel is good and foamy...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2005 Medium head over cloudy brown drink. Thin, notes of cider. Good for price. *10/5/05 Rerate* same pint .9 bottle as last time. This beer is good, good in that it has potential to be way better. It is much better on tap, for instance, than in this tacky bottle. I’m new to dunkelweizens, but this lacks a little flava and lot of alcohol for its dank yeastyness. Banana and very lite citrus. I enjoyed this over all other weizen, just needs more malt and more alcohol.


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