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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1674   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 (1158) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
klm1 (331) - - APR 18, 2015
Dark purple colour with white creamy head. Aroma of plums, wheat, little metall notice. Similar are flavours, taste is sweet with little hoppy - iron finish. carbonation is low. Good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen2 (1547) - NORWAY - APR 17, 2015
Bottle at Hotel Residence in Sandnes with KL 17.04.15. Very dark orange. Small off-white head. Aroma of unfresh, tropical fruits, green apples and toffee. Fruity taste, with.dry, red berries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rex_Remes (53) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - APR 12, 2015
Great looking pour, rich brown, thick/tan head. Aroma of malt, yeast, bread, grass. Taste is well balanced, with hints of chocolate, nuts, citrus ... creamy maltiness. A bit watery on the palate, with some oiliness, good follow-thru, moderate bitterness. Overall: one of my favorite dark weissbiers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mstrcrwly (536) - New York, USA - APR 7, 2015
on tap awhile ago...amber color with a fluffy white head..aroma of malted barley,bread,hops..dry,malty..not impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (1281) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2015
This beer pours an opaque brown with a large off-white head that fades somewhat quickly. The aroma blends banana with somewhat nutty malts and wheat, and the taste is mildly sweet and a touch umami with a hearty wheat yet sweet banana flavor in the aftertaste. The palate fuses a soft carbonation, slick texture, and a medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2024) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown colour, aroma has roasted malts, the taste is sweet with a short bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wim (3015) - Weelde, BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
home dark brown colored body with a white head and a fruity malt hops yeast aroma a spicy fruity malt hops bitter chocolate taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChrisSc (369) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2015
500ml bottle into mug. Minneapolis. Pours deep brown with amber tint. Quite cloudy. Generous off white head. Aroma is really nice. Yeasty, plum, roasted malts. Taste is sweet, but less so than other dunkels (comparing next to ayinger and weihenstephaner). Still pretty well balanced. Body is medium-light. Actually a little thin for a weissbier. Average carbonation. Medium finish. Aroma is good on this beer, but the body is lacking relative to peers. I prefer Weihenstephaner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuszek (300) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonkiedeaap (378) - 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.

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