Feb 11, 2011 - 0 Comments - Beer -

Franziskaner Weissbier

Franziskaner Weissbier

I’ve always been a fan of wheat beer, but after drinking a Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier, a Belgium wheat beer, I think I have found my true beer-love.  Therefore, when I took a trip to Kenny Road Market in Columbus last weekend, I was on a mission to find other similar beers.  This Franziskaner caught my eye, and it most certainly did not disappoint!

Appearance= 5
Typical of Belgium wheat beers, this beer has a cloudy appearance with a rich orange color.  When poured, it has a lot of long-lasting, frothy head.  As you drink this beer, it leaves some nice lacing on the sides of the glass.

Aroma= 5
The aroma of Franziskaner Weissbier is very similar to Weihenstepahaner Hefe Weissbier, which is to say it smells great.  It has a strong citrus and malt smell with a hint of spice.  This is a very sweet-smelling beer, but there is a slightly detectable scent of hops.

Taste= 5
The similarities to Weihenstepahaner Hefe Weissbier don’t stop at the appearance and aroma.  It also tastes very similar, and that is in no way a bad thing. It is extremely smooth and a bit creamy.  The citrus taste is strong with hints of malt and a bit of spice.  It finishes with a slight hops taste, but overall this is a relatively sweet beer.  It is very drinkable; I could have several of these before I would get bored.

Each time I drink one of these Belgium-style beers I like them even more, and this one is no exception.  Franziskaner Weissbier is instantly near the very top of my list of favorite beers.  I think this may be a must-buy for me on my next trip to Kenny Road Market.

Verdict= Flawless Victory

Related: Weihenstepahaner Hefe Weissbier

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