overall
74
96
style
Brewed by Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu (InBev)
Style: Dunkelweizen
Munich, Germany
Serve in Stein, Weizen

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1874   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tplindler (37) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Excellent color, thick head. Smooth taste with a hint of malt. Definitely would drink again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (8493) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Bottle. Poured with lots of carbonation and looked murky brown with fluffy off white head. Aroma of sweet wheated malts and citrus-lemon. Pretty even flavor right out of the shoot. Not as sweet as I remember. Taste has light malts, wheat, sweet fruit and some lemon.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2006
Quality German dunkelweizen. For once I had exactly the right glassware because the nice bloke at Camperdown Cellars chucked in a free Franziskaner half-litre stein when he realised I was serious about beer. This presented beautifully: muddy brown with a lavish caffe latte head and great retention. Lots of yeast in the aroma, plus cocoa powder and some hefe bubblegum and banana. Medium bodied at the front of the mouth but slimming in the swallow. Generally smooth but perhaps a bit spritzy for the style. Very quenching. Restrained flavour mix with wheat malt dominating. There’s chocolate and banana, followed by pepper and very pronounced clove finish. Very easy drinking and very sessionable, I’d wager. (500ml bottle from Camperdown Cellars, Darlinghurst. Best before Feb 07)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3708) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2006
Sampled today (on draught) at Mecklenburg Gardens in Cincinnati... Cloudy dark brown color with a large, dense ivory head. Aroma is roasty malt (caramel) and a bit of orange citrus. Flavor is caramelized wheat with a little orangy banana and clove in the background. The carbonation is a bit more reserved in the Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel than it is in the regular Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier. Mouthfeel is quite smooth. This is a very satisfying beer and an excellent mix between a wonderful German Hefe and a rich, malty dark lager.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2006
Nice dark brown but you can tell it does not have the heft of a porter or stout. A nice twist on a wheat beer. The malts add some great flavor but it still retains the hefe refershingness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2006
Draft at Ludwig’s Garten in Philly. Solid beer. Tasted what it should be.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2006
Bottle. Mostly banana throughout, but there’s also a nice progression through a whole bunch of spicy malty flavours.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stefano (2000) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2006
Pours a murky brown colour with a longlasting off-white head. Roasted malty aroma with some hints of bananas and yeast. The wheat flavor is abundant without being overpowering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2006 Nice dark color with a rich, persistant head. Malty/wheaty flavors with lower levels of all the esters(banana and clove) of the original. Nice D-Weiz.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2006 Poured a medium orange color. Good strong thick head with good head retention. Aroma was a bit of a rusty wheat smell . The flavor was spicy with a hint of fruit. A good dark(dunkel) wheat(weiss) beer.


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