Brew Review: Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse

8 Feb

Brew: Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse

Brewed By: Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu (Munich, Germany)

Style: Hefeweizen (ABV: 5.0%)

If there was one word I’d use to describe Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse it’d have to be ‘Ahhhh’.  Pretty much every aspect of this beer satisfies.  It’s a nice cloudy beer that fills up your mouth with flavor without sticking to your ribs and weighing you down.  It’s also got a cool long German name so you can sound smart when you take a sip, wipe the foam from your upper lip, nod wisely, and explain to your bros that the name means ‘Franciscan monk wheat beer’ auf Deutsch.

Hefeweizen’s are usually some of my favorites and this one is in the upper echelon of the mass-produced variety.  It has a nice orange rind tang when you smell it and when you taste it, like Blue Moon on steroids.  Good enough for a beer snob, but also universal enough for the beer snob’s girlfriend to enjoy.  I’d definitely recommend this brew for all you bros (and gals) out there.

Final Grade: B

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