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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1826   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2005
A great German beer. I loved the flavor the color and the aromoa. This is a great beer. I had this on Tap at the PIB (Portland International Brewfest) WOW I like this beer. A great Dunkel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkMagus (503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2005
Dark brownish/reddish color, fairly hefty head that dissapates quite slowly. heavy on the malt end of the spectrum. sweet and somewhat nutty in flavor. A very sturdy beer--nothing jaw-dropping but a very good dunkel all around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ericnixon (743) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Reddish color with a consistant, thick head that lasts and lasts. Malty yeasty aroma. Smooth mouthfeel, but it could use a little more carbonation. Malty and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2005
A very nice surprise. Pour and wait... Strong wheat taste at first. Spaten never gets enough credit. This is a fine effort that rates better then 71.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2005 This beer pours with an absolute pillow of a head. I could lay down and fall asleep just gazing at it. Millions of miniscule bubbles raise to the rim of the glass before combining and melting into giant creamy mounds of foam. Sorry, but this is the best head I’ve ever had, errrr poured. Anyway, onto the aroma. Overripe banana, spice and dates offset the otherwise mundane, sweet dunkel nose. More of the same in the body, but whatever flavors are initially present are quickly washed away by the overly watery middle. This qualifies this as an easy drinker, but what about the flavor?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2005
Tap. Cloudy brown body with a thin white head. Sweet banana bread aroma. Spicier banana malt flavor, the carbonation brightens it up. Slighlty weak mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Pours a cloudy light brown. Has a banana nut granola malty smell. Refreshingly moist with medium-high carbonation. A banana nut malt taste that starts and finishes smooth. Overall, an enjoyable beer at a good price. ($1.99/1pt-9oz)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2005
Decent dunkel. Nice long lasting head like most hefes’. Dark murky brown. Smells like an ordinary Hefe with a little bit of molasis and malt. Worth drinking for this catagory, but a little less worthy than a Paulaner dunkel

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2583) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2006 Dark brown body with a huge rocky head. Aroma is hard to pick up but certainly caramel and wheat. Some citric notes with banana as well. Flavor is the same, a little more interesting. Had a mass produced feel to it, really didn’t think this was very special. Lacks complexity...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - JUN 14, 2005
Brown with beige head. Nice Hefe aroma with a bit of a nutty quality. Typical Franziskaner flavor with some caramel/hazelnut flavors. Refreshing, crisp but a touch thin.

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