Review by Andy
On the Franziskaner website everything is in German, so after a quick Google Translate here is what I found…
Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb is a natural and elegant white beer protagonist from Bavaria with a lush white foam. The copper-golden wheat beer with hefetr over opalescence unfolds an aromatic scent with harmonious fruit in the bananas and citrus greetings.
Due to the higher carbonic acid content, it is particularly sparkling and pearling. Its unmistakable, fresh, discreet, spicy and fruity taste with a mild, sweetish finish, Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier unfolds natural truffles while enjoying the delicious swallowing.
The naturalist Franciscan is just the right thing for the enjoyable and relaxed time after work, in the bar, in the restaurant for eating or at home.
Independent, honest and sympathetic. Franziskaner Naturtrüb fits perfectly with meat dishes – best from the grill.
Some beautiful descriptive words there from our German cousins!
At first glance when I saw this in the fridge I thought we have already tried this one. Then looking through the BeerClub_UK website I realised I was wrong, what we had in fact reviewed was Rheinbacher Beissbier, now, you can see where I got confused, same name just a different brewer – even the picture of the bloke is similar!
Anyway, as this is entirely new beer experience this is what I found… here we have a strongly brewed wheat beer, with a nice big head and the cloudy appearance you’d expect, smells like your general wheaty beer, with the citrusy fruity flavours. Has a more than full flavoured taste, very fruity and full of citrus tones.
The Germans love their wheat beers (as do the Belgiums) and this is a typical example, brewed strong and full of flavour these are made to drink and have a good time.
I don’t mind a wheat beer, however for me, this one is slightly too fruity and not subtle enough, the flavours smack you right between the eyes and it is a bit over-bearing, not a bad effort though, a genuine German-brewed cloudy beer, if thats your tipple go out and find.