Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse is a Hefeweizen brewed by Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a wheat beer glass from a bottle.
The ale pours a lightly cloudy marigold hue and is topped by a towering stack of puffy white foam that shows excellent retention. The head slowly collapses to a domed mound and then a thin layer resting atop the ale.
The aroma is bright and spicy with a scent citrus and clove. Hints of bubblegum and wheat bread appear as the beer warms.
Doughy bread leads the palate and is followed by a juicy bite of orange peel with just a squeeze of lemon. The finish is spiced with clove and a sweet note of banana mellows the tartness.
Its feel has a relatively smooth draw that becomes slightly prickly on the backend. Medium body and moderately-high carbonation.
The Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse presents well. Its aroma is pleasant. Banana is usually featured in the style but citrus dominates this brew. Regardless, this Hefeweizen still tastes great. And when that tartness is combined with its effervescent feel, this brew is an easy drinker.