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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1761   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1279) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
May 29th, 2011 - That cheeky monk goes wherever good beer goes. He’s kind, affable, and accessible, even for the poorest beer drinker like me. There’s no reason not to pick up a whole line of the Franziskaner beers, then, and give yourself a week to take in a little German culture and art. I started my horizontal tasting with the Hefe-weissbier Dunkel, appealingly dark, but certain to have a refined elegance reserved for lighter beers. and lagers. It pours with a somewhat thick light brown head, and the body glows with a deep and dark-orange red color, like a dying ember. I can’t catch much aroma through the foam, so I dig a shaft through the bubbles and take a sip. It begins with a light core of chocolate, accented with clove and brown sugar, resembling a pumpkin beer without the vegetal notes. The body is medium, the flavor is good, clear and clean, and sports a lot of straightforward, no-nonsense palate pleasing that would go tremendously well with chicken or pork dishes. Why don’t I buy these beers more often?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thomas_W1 (124) - Rastatt, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2015
Flasche 0,5l: Kastanienbraun mit deutlicher Trübung und mittelporigem Schaum; frische, recht fruchtige Nase mit malziger Süße, Hefearomen, dunklen Früchten und etwas Kaffee; im Körper recht mild und cremig mit einer angenehmen Süße, kräftiger Malzigkeit, leichter Würze, Röstaromen und etwas Kaffee

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tysongillmore (355) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (276) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Draft. Opaque brown color with off-white head. Caramel malt aroma with clove notes. Caramel and bready malt with some chocolate notes. Some coriander and clove with subtle bitterness in the smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
darioklc (624) - Karlovac, CROATIA - NOV 13, 2015
Poured a nice, hazy brown/amber with about 2 fingers of light brown head. On the nose, hints of yeast, wheat, sweetness. On first taste, the wheat, banana, a little bready note and some spice. Medium body, nice carbonation. Light/dry finish with no real aftertaste. Liked that one. One of the best dunkels I’ve tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
phfyysik (43) - ESTONIA - NOV 12, 2015
Very hazy brown body with dense bright yellow head. A lot of banana in aroma. Banana, yeast, carb, flour in sour taste. Easy drink. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ochniczek (194) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2015
50cl bottle. dark brown colour, quite hazy. rich beigehead but little lacing. aroma of yeast, roasted malts and wheat. roasted malts in taste, quite drinkable, average carbonation. good one

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lrkmilani (34) - BRAZIL - NOV 1, 2015
Great beer. Dark appearance does not mach its taste as its sweater than it looks. Light and easy to drink, very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cthulhu (532) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - OCT 31, 2015
50 cl at Continente, Lisbon. Dark colour with big head.Roast, wheat, and spices .Caramel, clove and banana flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
popiela (218) - - OCT 31, 2015
Good yeasty aroma, clove, a little bit agressive though. A little bit sour taste, clove, high carbonation. Low bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padedze (8) - - OCT 28, 2015 does not count
I had this whilst skiing in Austria. Great head colour and flavour. More banana than clove aroma but both are lighter than I anticipated. Nice body and mouth feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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