MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful hazy but not cloudy orange color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is mild and yeasty with mild orange presence. Flavor is of course yeasty, but very subtle in the fruit and spice department. Very clean tasting with lively little bubbles and a lemony aftertaste. This is a good hefe for sure.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
light cloudy yellow color.
thick creamy foam head.
sweet candy bannana aroma and taste.
a little to strong of a sweet flavor for me.
I dont really like wheat beers but this wasnt to bad.
gsmitty80 (1811) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A truly good weizen. Not very heavy but the body is full flavored with tones of spices and fruit. Drank it in the summer time and it went very well with food. The best weizen ive had to date.
run20six2 (119) - USA - JUL 7, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great tasting beer. A bit sweet, yet still has a dark taste. Very good tasting beer and satisfying
tomxcs (321) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A yellow-golden, slightly cloudy body with a big white head. Nose of spices, bananas, and yeast, typical of hefes. Very refreshing and spicy taste. One of the best hefes I’ve had.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in Moscow. This beers pours into a beautiful cloudy golden color with a large wheat beer head. It smells of bananas and other yeastyness. Drinks smooth and very nice. I usually don’t like wheat beers, but the offerings from Franziskaner have made me re-evaluate my opinions.
stuckmash (6) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2004 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy gold in appearance. Aroma bursted with banana but I didn’t pick up much clove. The flavor agreed with huge banana up front followed by a slightly sweet after taste. Was a touch watery on the palate. Overall an excellent effort true to style.
zach8270 (3502) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 [bottle - Great European Beerfest 8, Sharp Edge Tavern - East Liberty, PA] Pours a very rich gold color with a decent white head that left nice lacing. Very faint citrus aroma, mostly lemon and orange with a hint of yeast. Initial taste is a citrus zest with a yeast and wheat mixture making up the body and a sweet aftertaste.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4971) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 Overall a good hefeweizen - though a few still outshine it, you really can not go wrong with a Franzy. +++This time I sampled it from a 16.9 oz brown bottle. This beer poured a beautiful cloudy orange-golden color that whets the appetite with anticipation. The large white head has a slight orange tinge to it as well. There is a faint scent of orange peel. The scent is very pleasant but extremely faint. The flavor was very bready and yeasty. An orange peel flavor definitely shone through. A sweet yeasty aftertaste lingered.
jtw (1101) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
unfortunately, green bottle. heavy aroma of yeast, banana, citrus, spice, wheat. frothy white head on a couldy color somewhere between orange and tan. very tangy and sweet flavors, bready yeast still present. very clean finish, with a pleasant finish.