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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1723   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.

GarrettB's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1223) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
josanguapo (264) - SPAIN - AUG 1, 2015
Watching The Hobbit 3. In Paulaner glass. Even being a good one, I prefer the blonde version. This one is a bit more sweet than I like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arn8897 (147) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Pours a dark hazy brown. Aromas of, bread, nuts, dough and banana. Taste the same with malt. Not overwhelming flavor. But not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Avetixz (36) - Wolfsburg, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2015
Aroma of dark malt, wheat, banana, roasted nuts and dark fruit. Pours cloudy dark brown liquid with a big white soapy head. Sweet taste, flavour is mostly banana, pear along with other fruits, sugar, roasted malt and wheat. Light body with a slick texture and lively carbonation, fruity finish and a little watery. Nice fruity taste, but too thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ivardo (101) - NORWAY - JUL 30, 2015

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ShivanDragon (2263) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
Spanje, 2015, schenkt donker caramelbruin met lichte kraag. aroma van caramel, toffee, graan, citrus. smaken zacht bitter, redelijk zoet, brood, zoete mout, banaan, licht zuur, matige body, glad, nope !!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyit (3604) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2015
Hazy brown of color with a beige head. An aroma of wheat, bread, yeast and caramel. A flavor of wheat, caramel, sweets and bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Justin666 (38) - - JUL 19, 2015
Brown, cloudy pour. Aroma suggests faint traces of wheat, yeast and bananas. Taste reveals the same. Decent and pleasant to drink, but a little thin in taste. Overall drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (1963) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2015
Aroma of wheat, some malt, banana, toffee, yeasty notes. Flavour is moderate sweet with a slight bittersweet finish. A bit thin and watery. Smooth and pleasant if unremarkable Dunkelweizen.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oermens (34) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2015
bread, citrus, dough, cooked vegetables, brown, hazy, minimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, light body, soft carbonation, drinkable but has a weak aroma and taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lele (249) - Padova, ITALY - JUL 12, 2015
ASPETTO: marrone molto torbido, con schiuma bianca, fine e persistente. AROMA: tipico di una weiss, con sentori citrici e fruttati. GUSTO: si assomiglia alla sua sorella maggiore, la bionda. Diciamo che ha meno banana di quest’ultima, ma chiude con un gradevole e chiarissimo sentore di frutti di bosco. Corpo leggero, carbonizzazione abbastanza accentuata. CONCLUSIONE: preferisco la bionda, che è sicuramente più pulita e dissetante, ma anche questa si difende bene.

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