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!
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.
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.
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