ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed 3/6/13. This was probably the first beer I bought that I truly loved, so I’ve been meaning to revisit this one for a long time. 12 oz bottle into a weizen glass.
A: Pours a darker amber color that seems both less hazy and fizzier-looking than others in the style. The head is a beautiful five-finger pale cream color. It has one of the softest-looking textures I’ve ever witnessed in ANY beer head, and retains itself reasonably.
S: This one is relatively clove-forward, with the general malts being the secondary aromatic feature. It seems like this one comes off ’drier’ than most.
T: Differing from the nose, the flavor itself is quite banana-forward to start. The banana esters will fade to a midtaste/finish of lactic cream, wheat, and cloves. No real depth here, just a solid no-frills hefeweizen.
M: I wondered if the feel would be dry due to the lack of a sweet nose - and I was wrong. This is a creamy, semi-sweet weizen, and pulls it off well. The thickness of the texture conceals the high carbonation somewhat, but as the carbonation fades, it seemingly becomes dry - very nearly to the point of being watery. On the plus side, it becomes more drinkable this way.
O: I don’t know if this is quite the beer I fell in love with...ah well, it’s still good stuff. And it’s available practically everywhere to boot.
Maarten1993 (370) - - DEC 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank with Marijn at home (new room) 12-12-2014. An okay beer, ordinary. Fine fresh, weiss taste, but also watery beer.
ZodiacM (140) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Schenkt amberkleurig troebel witbier met witte schuimkraag. Ik ben niet zo’n liefhebber van weissbier, maar dit vind ik wel lekker, zeker in de zomer, koud geschonken. Geur en smaak van mout, banaan en citroen. De nasmaak is kort en overall heeft hij niet zoveel body. Maar toch een fijn drinkend witbier.
marvelDim (20) - - DEC 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Staple drink for a year. Hazy amber - orange with plentiful frothy white head. Smooth body. Banana, some clove, soft apricot fruits. Very drinkable.
Mep3222 (573) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Banana nutty yeasty aroma and flavor. Very nice and full flavored yet refreshing. Maybe slight lemon citrus in there, but mild lemon. Very nice. Yeast flavors remind me of some Belgian ales.
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Stuedmaster (244) - Vista, California, USA - DEC 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of wheat, lemon, banana, clove. Pours rich gold with a huge, billowing white head that leaves artistic lacing. Flavor is light sweet, medium sour, and light bitter. A very dry and refreshing beer good for many occasions. A great thirst quencher and 5% abv allows you to have another. A classic representation of the style, you can’t go wrong with this beer.
Zlotta (96) - Bonn, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2014 Draught from PerfectDraft. Hazy, brownish-orange with thick, frothy, stable, white head. Typical aroma of banana and cloves. Sweetish taste of banana, cloves and honey. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel, flat carbonation, crisp and slightly bitter aftertaste. Delicious and refreshing!
jsporrer (24) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I acquired a taste for German Weissen beer during my time living in Germany in the late 80’s. This is one of the most common brands available in my local area bars and beer distributors. It has a nice amber color with a nice wheat / yeasty aroma. Pour slowly to avoid the massive head of foam. Very effervescent. The excess yeast filters to the bottom. Leave a little beer in the bottle to swirl around and finish the pour. This was an acquired taste for me switching from Pilsners to a wheat based beer but I haven’t regretted choosing to expand my flavor palate. Overall this is a good choice for anyone not familiar with this style of beer. I always have some on hand for me and the wife. Goes great with a little lemon wedge.
mjik83 (640) - - DEC 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Niet mijn smaak
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Pixikilla (2) - BRAZIL - NOV 28, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Citrus, alcohol, ginger, strong, acid, textura bastante gaseificada. A dunkel é mais facil
TheFoamhead (77) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I love these German Hefe-Weizens. And the Franziskaner makes no exception. A very true-to-its-style Hefeweizen. Love it!