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Hefeweizen

Today’s beer is Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse

http://www.franziskaner.com

Bottle Size: N/A Purchased draft

Cost: $4.00 at happy hour

Alcohol (ABV): 5.0%

Background Infrormation(via wikipedia): In 1397, the Welser Prew was alluded to for the first time in Munich. The ownership changed often until the brewery moved to the location it still uses today in 1854. In 1867 it became the largest brewery in town and in 1909 began to deliver beer to North America. In 1922, the Spaten-Brauerei and Franziskaner-Leist-Bräu united to form a joint stock company. In 1924 the advertising slogan “Lass Dir raten, trinke Spaten” (literally “Let yourself be advised, drink Spaten”) was invented. It is still in use today. The brewery reached the production of 1 million hectoliters (852,168 barrels or 21,996,925 gallons) in 1992. In 1997 the brewery combined with the Löwenbräu AG to form the Spaten-Löwenbräu-Gruppe. The Spaten-Löwenbräu-Gruppe was sold to Interbrew in 2003. In 2004 Interbrew and the Brazilian Companhia de Bebidas das Américas (AmBev) united to form InBev. The brewhouse in the Marsstraße in Munich was closed due to a lack of workload in 2006 and is now the museum of the company.

Now let’s get to the beer!

Style: Hefeweizen

Appearance: Pours a hazy dark yellow with a thick white head that leaves some lacing.

Scent/Smell: Quite fruity containing apricots, bananas, pineapples. Some scent of breads and malts as well.

Taste: Very similar to the smell. Very fruity, containing malts and a bread like taste throughout the beer. Good stuff here.

Mouthfeel: Very well carbonated, full body, and very smooth.

Drink with (food): Fish, chicken, and some salads.

Grade: A-

I genuinely enjoyed this beer. The grade might be a tad higher than most because I am a fan of the style. This beer is available at one of my favorite bars, so I am sure that I’ll be drinking this brew soon.

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