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Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu GmbH
(Anheuser-Busch InBev)
Not open to the public (as far as I know)
Marsstraße 46-48
D-80335 München
Telephone: +49 (0)89 / 5122-0
Brewer: Georg Balk
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Opened: 1397

Annual Production: 1,200,000 hl

U.S. Importer: Spaten North America

Contributor: Mario Kornmesser

Spaten was acquired in 1858 by Gabriel Sedlmayr, and in 2003 by Interbrew. The original brewery was founded some six hundred years ago, and it took the name Spaten 225 years later.

Updated: November 28, 2017

Beer List

    • Date: June 27, 1996 (#1528)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Ryan's Grill, Honolulu HI
      Score: 16½ points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      Golden, moderate carbonation, massive head. Fresh malt aroma. Good body, high carbonation. Generous hint of yeast. Clean finish.

  • 4.90% abv.

    • Date: December 10, 2009 (#8082)
      Package: draught
      Score: 17½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Dark red. Low dense head.
      Aroma (3½)
      Malty, toasty, sweet.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Light-medium body, fairly fizzy. Sweet toasty sweet malt. Clean sweet malty finish.
      Overall Impression (2)
      Good beer.

  • German-Style Pilsener
    • Date: April 4, 1995 (#848)
      Package: draught
      Place: Empire Tap Room, Palo Alto CA
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Yellow and sparkling. Big head. Hallertauer aroma. Bitter with sweet finish. Nice balance. Hops come through late.

  • Kellerbier/Zwickelbier
    5.20% abv.

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    South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier
    5.00% abv.
    • Date: April 4, 2003 (#4810)
      Package: draught
      Place: Cafe Galleria Bistro & Pizzeria, Koblenz
      Score: 18 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Yellow opaque. Thick head. Smoky clove aroma with some bananas. Medium incredibly fizzy body. Lots of wheat malt flavor with lots of bananas, some clove, and some smoke. Feels like it should be pretty sweet, but the carbonation cuts the sweetness nicely.
    • Date: March 27, 2001 (#3804)
      Package: bottled
      Place: BJCP Training Course, De Pere WI
      Score: 12½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Yellow, hazy, moderate head. Some banana aroma, some smoke. Light body, high carbonation, malty, fairly sour.
    • Date: October 1, 1996 (#1848)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Willman's Bottle Market, Grand Island NE
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Golden, high carbonation, big head, some haze. Clove, banana aroma. Nice and thick, great mix of wheat, clove flavors. Note: This is not Spaten Club-Weiße...this bottle has the distinctive Franziskaner label.
    • Date: January 12, 1996 (#1241)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Moloka`i Wines and Spirits Unlimited, Kaunakakai HI
      Score: 18 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Dark yellow, lots of yeast, huge head. Clove, wheat aroma. Clove, wheat flavor. Big tingly clove finish lasts forever. High carbonation bites a little hard. Mighty fine beer, even from the bottle. Hawaii beer prices: Cost plus 10% equals $36.50 per case!
    • Date: April 4, 1995 (#846)
      Package: draught
      Place: Empire Tap Room, Palo Alto CA
      Score: 20 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Dark yellow, very hazy. Big head. Aroma is FULL of cloves! Pretty big body and an EXPLOSION of flavor! Spot-on!

  • South German-Style Bernsteinfarbenes Weizen/Weissbier
    6.00% abv.

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    South German-Style Dunkel Weizen/Weissbier
    5.00% abv.

  • Franziskaner Weissbier Kristallklar
    South German-Style Kristal Weizen/Kristal Weissbier
    5.00% abv.

  • Franziskaner Weissbier Royal
    German-Style Wheat Ale
    5.00% abv.

  • Maibock
    German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock

  • Münchner Hell / Premium Lager
    Münchner-Style Helles
    5.20% abv.

  • Oktoberfestbier / Oktoberfest Ur-Märzen
    German-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest
    5.90% abv.

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    German-Style Strong Doppelbock
    7.20% abv.

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    German-Style Pilsener
    5.00% abv.

  • Premium Bock
    Traditional German-Style Bock