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RATINGS: 3131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Bottle: Unfiltered
Franziskaner Weissbier Naturtrub Premium Hefe-Weissbier
From Munich Since 1363
Ingredients: Water, Wheat Malt, Barley Malt, Yeast, Hop Extract
The original fresh wheat beer taste. Franziskaner Hefe-Weißbier Naturtrüb is a natural and elegant Weissbier from Bavaria with a lush white foam. The copper golden wheat beer unfolds with an aromatic fragrance and harmonious banana and citrus fruits.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Bottle - pours a very hazy yellowish orange.. Aroma is citrusy with yeast and hints of bananas ....Now the flavor is another story .. tastes very bland for a hefe , but tolerable the problem is its WATERY! and it ruined the experience for me.... not a good beer IMO

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
altonbrownd (5285) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2006
Bottle at home. A tangy white beer. It was pretty bitter and had no kick at the end. Not a fan of white beers so unimpressed.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (6116) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2006
Bottle 0,5l. Golden almost yellow colour. A large white head. Did not find any distiction: A standard german weissbier, but found it rather watery.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rune (10838) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2006
500ml bottle shared with Finn. Pillow head. Pale yellow body. Aroma of coriander and wheat. Sweet banana flavour. Diluted and dull.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3612) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2006
I’ve had this in bottles, but most recently I had it on draught. Light orange and cloudy in appearance, not too much carbonation. This beer has good sweet and almost spicy flavor to it. Aroma and flavor is wheat, banana, and citrus. The draught version seems more spicy or something and seems to have a less hoppy flavor. This is a great hefe that I always enjoy drinking when I find it on draught. 22 oz draught, $5.75 at the Winking Lizard Tavern (Crosswoods).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Bottle. Tasted like a banana milkshake with an orange twist. Good mild wheat. Flavors do not overpower between light sweetness and light bitterness. Good lasting head, amber color, lively medium body. Very refreshing and smooth, but very mild.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutchap (422) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2006
This Hefe is on the high-end of average. Had on tap in .5 l weizen glass. Nice hazy look, with nice mound on top. Solid Hefe flacors - some yeast, some citrus, a little banana perhaps. Nice wheat nose, solid mouthfeel.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
alfamac (1) - USA - AUG 1, 2006 does not count
Sorry - Not a big wheat beer fan. I like hops way too much to be able to rate a wheat very highly. Dispite this personal deficiency, the Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse is very drinkable. It’s like drinking a nice cheese - it really has a food quality with a solid mouth presence. Forget the cloudy, disappearing head appearance. This beer, all 1/2 liter will supply a pleasant, well-balanced drinking experience on a warm day.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (6948) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2006
Draft. Hazy orange color, with white head. Wheat flavor, wheat aroma. A little too dry for my tastes, but then again I made the mistake of drinking it on a resturant patio on a Virginia summer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2006
From 12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy pale gold with an enormous frothy ivory head. Smells of lemon and clove. Faint banana, faint skunk (I assume from the green bottle). Sweet wheat malt. More pronounced banana here, less clove and lemon. Smooth creamy mouth. Clove in the finish. Tasty and goes down easy. One of my summer favorites.


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