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Franziskaner Dunkel-Weizen

I picked up a bomber of Franzikaner’s dunkel-weizen at the local market one day in Munich. Glad I did. Got to chill out on the deck of our hotel and try this out one evening after dinner.

Though it exhibited some banana flavor typical of a Bavarian hefe, it’s fruitiness was placed in check by carmel or other dark malts used to create a deep amber hue. Nice balance between carmel and banana. There was little to no noticeable hop profile and came across as having a very soft mothfeel. Persistent head due to the fact that this is, of course, a wheat beer at heart. 

The BJCP lists this beer as an exemplar of the dunkel-weizen style. A very good, interesting beer. I like this style.


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