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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: 1666   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1146) - 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?


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuszek (249) - Gdynia, POLAND - MAR 27, 2015
This is classic and I love weizens, dunkels even more. A rock steady German masterpiece. You pick it and you are sure it is good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonkiedeaap (364) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle from de Albert Heijn. The beer is dark amber colored, a little hazy and pours a large cream colored head. The aroma is fresh and fruity, with tones of bananas and citrus, roasted malts, a hint of caramel and spices. The taste is malty, fruity and medium bodied, a little watery also but not disturbing. The finish is fresh and light bitter and is long noticable.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Serapac (194) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle. Hazy brown, medium beige head. Aroma malts, over-ripe bananas. Sweet malty taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2051) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2015
The best dunkel of the evening! Hazy brown with a thin head. Caramel and banana with a bit of roast.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VeinAle (100) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Pours brown with a light head. Smells smoothly of malts biscuit and caramel. Smooth and easy drinking on the palate. Good

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alomtnez (102) - SPAIN - MAR 13, 2015
Big off-white head with good retention. Cloudy dark amber with reddish hues. Aroma is citric with banana. Taste is ripe fruit, banana hues and citric-sweet aftertaste. Ligth body with medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (448) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 11, 2015
the aroma is caramel and fruity with hints of vanilla and toffee... the taste is caramel with notes of resin, banana, toffee, dry fruits and some spices... sweet and dry aftertaste...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlfredoGarcia (70) - Santiago, CHILE - MAR 8, 2015
500 ml bottle. Very sweet smell, felt banana, caramel, cereal. Brown color with big white head. Soft carbonatation flavour, sweet. The taste doesn’t full the entire mouth though. Fantastic beer! If you’re between this one and the weissen, go for this one a million times!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (6069) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle at Fiddler. Pours hazy amber brown with an off white head. Aroma of yeast, caramel, toffee, butterscotch. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter. Light medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (4745) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2015
Trübes, fruchtiges, malzig-frisches Bier. Hefig, fruchtig mit leicht dunklen Einschlägen. Hefe, Röstmalz, nett.


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