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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 1567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ragnampiza (333) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAY 19, 2014
500 ml bottle served in a goblet glass. Dark sunrise orange, pretty hazy, with a nice, creamy and persistent white head. On the nose fruity esters, unripe bananas, yeast, light alchool presence, some spices and maybe just a hint of darker fruits. Light astringency and acidic edge upfront, solid malty base, spicy and moderately fruity. Big yeast influence, as expected. Not particulary easy to drink, it feels heavier compared to the actual ABV. Slightly watery as well. Average carbonation, light to medium body, slightly creamy texture. Not impressed honestly.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
aleksander9 (366) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
Pours a murky brown with nice head. Aroma is toffee, toast, banana, red fruits and some noble hops. slick and fruity mouth feel with low carbonation. Aftertaste is very fruity. Lasting fresh toffee. Overall: very good.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sloshgator (401) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel is a great speciman of a classic German beer style. Aroma is moderate with notes of yeast. Pour is a murky dark brown with an decent head. Taste is hearty with yeast notes or bananas and cloves with a smooth finish. If you closed your eyes, you wouldn’t know it was a dark beer. You can’t go wrong with this Franziskaner.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (2985) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
Murky dark brown, big fluffy head. Aroma of cloves, slightly roasty wheat and some bananas. Nice wheat finish, light roast wheat, bready malts some yeast and cloves. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
e303 (49) - - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle to hefe glass. Aroma is bananas, clove, breadiness, some malt. Appearance is super cloudy with a big beige head. Taste is more banana, some fruit, some bread, and some malt sweetness. Finishes nice on the tongue. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rockana (133) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 3, 2014
Cloudy brown color with minimal tan head. Aroma is banana, yeast, malt, roasty. Medium hody. Soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreamer (60) - PORTUGAL - MAY 1, 2014
Begins with a soft, sweet aroma with a generous beige head. Dark brown color and hazy, Body is round and almost thick. Has strong flavors of banana and cloves, also feels flavored with bread and caramel, very malty and slightly bitter. Aftertaste is long, sweet and malty.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anfractuosity (115) - - APR 26, 2014
Very interesting Hefe-Weissbier with toffee notes. Very lively beer.............

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Krmak (25) - SLOVENIA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber brown. Banana, clove on the nose, nice white foam. Medium body, lively carbonation. Light roastiness supplemented with wheat, yeast, dry dates, raisins. A very tasty dunkel weissbier.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1617) - South Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2014
Poured from bottle a hazy orange-brown with a very durable and creamy tan head which leaves a moderate amount of lacing. Aroma: yeasty banana and more subtle clove and light malt. Taste: la well-integrated mix of flavors. Not bold but highly drinkable and easily recommended as a dining beverage. M: smooth but a tad too thin and watery. O: an exceptionally good-looking beer with fine flavor but a mediocre mouthfeel. (from Aug. 2012 notes)


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