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Day #99 – Franconia Wheat

April 10, 2011

I decided to do 2 days dedicated to Franconia, as I don’t have access to their beer very often and it’s certainly a special occasion to go to the brewery itself!

Franconia Wheat

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The owner of Franconia, Dennis, is a German immigrant and is a huge proponent of the German Purity Laws. He strictly follows the traditions of the brewers who came before him. The only ingredients he uses in the beer is malted barley, hops, water and yeast. That’s all, and that’s all that will ever be. They also do not filter their beer so as to keep all the flavor and goodies in it.

This beer is classified as a German Hefeweizen at 5% ABV. It was served by Dennis himself into my new Franconia shaker.

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This beer pours a cloudy golden orange color. It has a nice frothy head. Very hazy which is due to being non-filtered.

Clove sweetness on the nose, wheat tones and gentle fruit. I would say this is banana aromas.

Banana flavor for sure, with light bread and fresh grain. Yeasty aroma and flavor as it warms. Tasty. I haven’t had the wheat in quite awhile but I am liking how it has changed over time.

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Cheers!

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