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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2004
Poured a cloudy yellow with a big off-white head. Citrusy and fruity nose. Clove, cinnamon, banana, grain, and lemon the tongue. Nice lingering aftertaste. My favorite beer in its style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgentgesdo (679) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 2, 2004
Pours cloudy yellow with nice lasting white head. Banana spice to nose and an underlying new hay smell. Flavor is more banana, some citrus, cloves, not allspice like the Paulaner. Finishes with lingering slightly overripe banana flavor. Aftertaste is refreshing and a little malty. Overall very good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2004
A cloudy yellow body with a frothy white head, this looked good enough to drink. The mild grassy aroma with a hint of fruitiness was an enticement as well. Nice tart lemony taste with solid spicing as well. Clean tart finish. Great warm weather drink. Great in all seasons.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2004
Hazy, straw-yellow color, enormous, pillowy white head: so far, the perfect look for a hefe weizen. Aroma: fresh, flowery, dry, loaded with lemon. Light and smooth, with a good, grainy texture. Marvelous fruity flavor, with the requisite Bavarian banana/clove character really showing itself more in the middle, and rides on out through the end. Wonderfully refreshing, thirst-quenching, damned-easy quaffability. Belongs among the top tier of weizens: ah, delicious!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marko (4220) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 13, 2004
That was the first nonlager beer that I ever tasted. It remains a sentimental favorite. The first time I tried it, I drank it fast, and from a bottle. I hated it then, thought it was too lemony, spicey and generally undrinkable, I expected to see it bashed on sites like this, but I’ve seen only really positive reviews of it. That got me thinking, and I realized that the problem wasn’t in the beer, but in the way I was drinking it, tried it again, this time sipping it slowly from a glass, and the taste opened up to me. And I loved it. It’s smooth,a bit yeasty, and looks a bit murky, amd the banana taste lingers a bit in the background.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ohknaks (44) - USA - SEP 12, 2004
12oz Bottle: Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a head that dissapears rather quickly. Fruity smell, somewhat like bananas. Fairly smooth taste, with a surprising bite far an aftertaste. Overall a very good Weissbier.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 10, 2004
(30 Apr 04) Light yeasty aroma with a hay/straw malt and a hint of clove. The body is murky yellow with citrus flavours.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kayrus (8) - ITALY - SEP 5, 2004 does not count
Classic hefeweizen. Very smooth and fruity (banana ). With Paulaner the best hefeweizen, I think.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Second best in a flight of wheats at the Flying Saucer in Memhis: really malty and on the sweet side for a wheat beer, otherwise, classic for the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackbocracken (36) - Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Granted, I haven’t tried many hefeweizens, but this tasted quite lovely. Bananas, a little bit of citrus, and a nice clean finish. Since I’m a student, at $7.50 for 6 12 ounce bottles, I’d say that this is a damn good deal.


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