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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1888   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2006
What I would expect from a dark hefeweizen. Follows through with solid taste all around. Medium-heavy body. It is refreshing with slight roastiness. Rather decent.

voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2006
Dark brown with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of shiraz grapes, yeast, banana and sweet caramel. Overcarbonated, but otherwise quite smooth in the mouth... flavours are malt driven, with some spicy hop and brown bread syrup. Medium/long dry, almost sour finish.

almopina (87) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 15, 2006
Cloudy brown colour with a dense caffe latte head and great retention. Aroma of yeasts mainly, although some notes of roasted malt and banana are well perceived (specially in the beginning). Medium bodied with a smooth palate. Well balanced flavour of wheat roasted malt, caramel, banana and some notes of chocolate. Some watery finish. Easy drinking.

SudsMcDuff (8383) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
I was walking down the grocery store aisle and i looked over at this two dollar bottle, wow, very very good for two dollars, nice head , but i wouldn’t pay more for it, well, if it was on tap then thats a different story!

slhaas (2) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2006 does not count
This is a great beer with a true Bavarian Hefeweizen style. Great flavor and very rich!

tplindler (37) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Excellent color, thick head. Smooth taste with a hint of malt. Definitely would drink again.

Ibrew2or3 (8607) - 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.

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)

shigadeyo (3730) - 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.

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.

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