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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1690   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.

GarrettB's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1180) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lebo88 (52) - POLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Botle 500 ml. Aroma of roasted malts, wheat, caramel, yeasts. Dunkelweizen - not my type, but a decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchbeerpages (1777) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2015
Hmm, an apple bacon pancake beer! Typical dunkel beer so never great but also never bad. 50cl bottle from the supermarket

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4981) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2015
500 ml bottle. Quite clear (or unclear – depending of what you do with the bottle) amber body with a big pale beige head. Aroma has caramel, some lighter banana/bubblegum yeast and hint of clove. Flavor is wheat, malt, caramel, brown sugar, banana, yeast and whatever expected from a classic German dunkeweizen. And pretty classic this is, not the worst and not the best sample. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ken1 (1189) - DENMARK - MAY 22, 2015
Aroma: Fruity sweet with banana and some yeast. Flavour: Fruity sweet, banana and berries. Colour: Cloudy brown with an offwhite head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ischas (25) - - MAY 21, 2015
50 cl Flasche. Schokobraunes, trübes Bier, cremefarbener, feinporiger, kurzlebiger Schaum. Bananiges Aroma, fruchtiger, leicht säuerlicher, leicht süßer Karamellgeschmack.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msbernac (995) - Krakow, POLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle Aroma-caramel, banana Appearance-brown, hazy, white foam, Taste-lightly sour, light sweetness, Palate-light body, creamy, average carbonation, abrupt finish Overall-good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TedE (397) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2015
500ml bottle into weizen glass. Toasty wheat nose, a little pepper. Cloudy dark bronze beer with a tower of white foam. Fruity and light on tasting, finish is subtly malty. A gentle peppery fruitiness becomes apparent late on. Very pleasant & easy to drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jagienka (139) - Łask, POLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Butelka. Barwa ciemno miedziana, mętne. Piana ecrue, drobna, obfita, utrzymuje się. Aromat słodowy. W smaku kwaskowate, lekko kwaskowate, z wyczuwalnym karmelem. Piwo średnio nasycone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
momordgz (248) - - MAY 9, 2015
Nice eheat beer, with some smoked aroma and bready taste. Bit watery but easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Excalibur123 (253) - Soria, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2015
Color ámbar oscuro, con media cabeza de espuma y buena retención, buenos aromas a malta tostada, fruta ácida y galleta, en boca entrada fácil y refrescante con notas a manzana ácida, cuerpo y carbónico medios, fácil de beber al ser baja en alcohol, notas ligeramente picantes y maltosas.

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