Look at the label: that Franciscan monk looks suitably pleased with himself – and he should do: as far as he’s concerned he’s got God on his side and he gets to drink this lovely beer.
Out it came and into the glass, a slightly muted orangey colour with plently of hefe haze. As with all beers containing wheat, Franziskaner had a huge dollop of fluffy snow-white head.
On the nose there was quite an assertive minerals and grain theme with a soothing back-up of spice and banana*
Before the taste there was the vigorous carbonation – typical of Weissbier style, which slowly dissipates to reveal a nice up-front spiciness, followed by smooth banana creaminess and then a really nice…
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