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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1748   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 (1253) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zenguerrilla (6) - Málaga, SPAIN - OCT 4, 2015 does not count
Esta cerveza se bebe genial, de mis favoritas en birras oscuras de trigo. Relación calidad-precio de lo mejor del mercado.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TorbenJensen (1280) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2015
Excessive foam. Elegant taste of roasted malt with good caramel notes on a slightly fruity background where little banana stand out. It is an utterly type really obscure hefe where sweetness levels are a little higher than expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grumbo (906) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle courtesy of David. Pours a slightly cloudy mid brown colour with a big creamy off white head. Aroma of sweet malts, bread, light roasting and bit nutty. Quite high sweetness, light bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moolesen (338) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle 50cl. Brown with almost no head. Typical wheat aroma with banana and other fruit. Soft easy to drink beer. High carbonized, though. Short finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
srwalker155210 (108) - Port Orange, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2015
This is a weak beer, but not bad. Very inoffensive, but not something to choose ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HourGlass13 (358) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Pours up a cloudy red mahogany, with a nice tan head. Aroma is cloves with cereals and bananas. The taste is slightly sweet with notes of caramel and figs, with light wheat bite. The finish is slightly spicy. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
albmoro (44) - BRAZIL - SEP 11, 2015
Excelente, forte aroma de banana e pão, sabor encorpado sem ser muito carregado. Tomei uma, já encomendei outras!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2876) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - SEP 8, 2015
This was poured into a weizen glass. The appearance was a hazy dark bronzed close to brown color with a one to two finger white foamy head that quickly dissipated. Light lacing is stringy running here and there down into the beer. The smell starts off with a nice sweet banana running into light spicy clove and as it warms a nice little bit of cocoa combines to balance. The taste pretty much exemplifies the aroma with the cocoa showing even lighter qualities in the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a big sessionability about it. Carbonation is somewhat there. Overall, I’d say this was a nice dunkelweizen but for some odd reason, I think I was expecting a bit more body on it. I’d still have it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theodopilos (63) - - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle from dans, holland park, banana aromas, thin lasting white head with good lacing, this is my lovely wife’s favourite beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benfi (653) - DENMARK - SEP 3, 2015
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.

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