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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1573   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (998) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (2886) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle 0,5ltr: Hazy brown colored brew with an soft bitter taste and hints of caramel and banana.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3377) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours mostly clear mahogany brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is bready and cookie malts, light toast, light fig, woody notes, and light nuts. Flavor is chewy malt base with some nuttiness, some dark fruit notes, light woodiness, and some sweetness; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (1944) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2014
From a bottle. Pours a tawny medium.brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like dried fruits, sweet malt, corn, dough, and dry soda. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet malt, yeast, caramel, and raisins.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oliodnb (257) - ITALY - JUL 23, 2014
50cl bottle. Bottled 23.06.14. Pours light brown, almost like pale cloudy cola. Aroma is classic weiss with grain, banana, yeast and maybe some light dough acidity. Some roasted note emerges in the mouth but not very strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackafholmes (145) - - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle from hotel castello, malcesine, Italy. Cloudy brown ale with a resilient off white head. Banana and some toffee and tea. Taste is mild and sweet. Not much bitterness. Carbonation is low and body is medium. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjaxson (283) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2014
It has a broad range of aromas and sweet flavors with just a hint of sour finish. Great to look at and a surprisingly light body. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
klas (245) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
Tap beer at Waldhotel Im Insenthal, Germany. Hazy dark brown. Taste like ordinary weissbeer, but with slightly more roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyo1 (152) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle at hotel in Germany. Pors cloudy light brown with a lasting white creamy head. Malt, cloves, banana, roasted coffee and fruitiness in the aroma. Medium bodied sweet and dry taste. Lighly roasted chocolate and coffe, biscuits, caramel, sour red fruits, banana and hints of cloves.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LordAltbier (102) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 11, 2014
Der Antrunk ist malzig/hefig. Der Abgang dann malzig/fruchtig (leichtes Bananenaroma). Fazit: Schönes Dunkeles Weizen. Kann man gut trinken!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mangericanito (11) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 6, 2014
aspecto muito apelativo... sente-se de imediato o toque a caramelo....começa bem mas acaba por faltar alguma magia no final... a boca fica com sabor a pouco

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