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Around The World In 80 Beers Episode 41: Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier

Time for some wheat beer from Munich.

Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier
A happy friar with a big stein.

Pours a very cloudy orange-golden colour. Lots of carbonation... oops. Forgot what I was pouring and got a HUGE head. Apart from being huge, the head is creamy and made of fine bubbles.

The head took ages to subside and stayed with the beer until I finished it.

First sip: Yeasty -- you'd expect that with a beer this cloudy -- and creamy. It is surprisingly sweet and a little grainy. It's a wheat beer, after all. There is a lemony citrus taste in the background and almost no hops. (checks label) Ah. Hops extract, not real hops.

As I work my way down the glass and the beer warms a little, the tastes of creamy yeast and citrus start to show, and the wheat malt becomes strong and more grainy. I like this weissbier. It is yummy, but a little too yeasty.

Franziskaner Hefe-weissbier
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
5.0% alc/vol
500ml bottle

Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier
oops! Pouring fail results in huge head.

Same again, sir? Yes please.
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