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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1861   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1635) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
May 29th, 2011 - That cheeky monk goes wherever good beer goes. He’s kind, affable, and accessible, even for the poorest beer drinker like me. There’s no reason not to pick up a whole line of the Franziskaner beers, then, and give yourself a week to take in a little German culture and art. I started my horizontal tasting with the Hefe-weissbier Dunkel, appealingly dark, but certain to have a refined elegance reserved for lighter beers. and lagers. It pours with a somewhat thick light brown head, and the body glows with a deep and dark-orange red color, like a dying ember. I can’t catch much aroma through the foam, so I dig a shaft through the bubbles and take a sip. It begins with a light core of chocolate, accented with clove and brown sugar, resembling a pumpkin beer without the vegetal notes. The body is medium, the flavor is good, clear and clean, and sports a lot of straightforward, no-nonsense palate pleasing that would go tremendously well with chicken or pork dishes. Why don’t I buy these beers more often?

Bill Becker (1273) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Aug 2006 Poured from 16.9oz bottle a cloudy medium brown with a huge head of foam that shrank to about a 1" layer The smell is big. I note clove, banana, and wheat. The taste is really big. Big on cloves, wheat, not so big on bananas and just a bit of sourness to it which adds to the drinkablity of this brew for me. Good stuff.

Karbulot (74) - Gdansk, POLAND - OCT 7, 2017
Całkiem spoko. Barwa ciemnobursztynowa, piana obfita bez lacingu. Trochę banana jak to w pszenicznych, i trochę paloności jak to w ciemnych.

mithe (1855) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 3, 2017
(bottle 0,5l)
Aroma: Sweet, malty, later light banana, light dark malts.
Appearance: Cloudy light brown color. Medium beige head.
Taste: Medium sweet, malty, light caramel, bready, light banana, light acidic.
Palate: Medium body. Creamy texture.
Overall: Good, not stunning.

nephirem (598) - CROATIA - SEP 30, 2017
Bottle, 0.5l. Hazy brown pour with one finger frothy off-white head. Lasting, medium to high retention, leaving thick lacing on the glass. Wheat, yeast and grains on the nose, slightly roasty with subtle grassiness to it. Medium body with slightly above average carbonation, pleasantly prickly on the tongue. Medium texture, creamy, has nice thickness to it. Taste and aroma pretty much as expected, no real surprises here. Bittersweet with slight tart to it. Malty, yeasty... Hay, grass, wheat. A bit dusty, slight peppery touch. Subtle fruitiness combined with roasty notes. Well balanced. Overall, very tasty. Textbook dunkel - very well put together, nicely balanced, incredibly drinkable. Quality brew.

AaronIPAAPA (279) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 28, 2017
Ciemne pieczywo, rodzynki. Wodniste. Bardzo słodkie. Nawet trochę za bardzo.

heno (43) - - SEP 28, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2017 Bottle. Hazy dark amber color with tanned head. Roasted malts and softwood. Light bitterness. Lively carbonation and pleasant, long finish.

beskid (254) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2017
Hazy dark brown, medium head. Aroma of toasted caramel, banana. Flavour of clove and banana as it should be, some roast.

kamil3ds (107) - POLAND - SEP 21, 2017
Aromat- smażony banan, goździk, wyglad- piękna piana, w smaku banany, karmel, fantastycznie wyważone,

tmdaines (127) - Stretford, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2017
A good malty, almost chocolatey drink. Very light fizz, but smooth overall. I love their standard brew and this too is really good.

Forteo89 (271) - Gdansk, POLAND - SEP 16, 2017
Lekko błotniste w wyglądzie. W smaku biszkopty, banany, karmel. Piwo bardzo w stylu.

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