Thunderweizen - Lightning Brewery

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84
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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: xlperro on 10-22-2006)
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3.24/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of MadCat
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Appearance: Hazy orangey yellow color, reminded me a bit of orange juice. Not much head

Smell: Citrusy, wheaty

Taste: Citrus up front, then wheat flavors, not much in the way of traditional hefeweizen yeast flavors

Mouthfeel: Light body, good carbonation

Overall: Somewhat disappointing. Not too much of a hefeweizen. Might be better classified as a different wheat style, though I still feel it is just an unusual wheat beer

Photo of James_NelsonIV
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of MikalMick
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Quinnspub1
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Pug
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Rule870
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of jjh19
3.03/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Golden orange with a decent head.

Smell: I got subtle citrus in the smell.

Taste: My first taste was quite sharp. I didn’t really get as much lemon or orange as I would have thought from the aroma.

Mouthfeel: Too much bite. A smoother hef where the flavors find balance is more to my liking. Perhaps not an ideal bottle of Thunderweizen?

Drinkability: Okay, I guess. Not a favorite.

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of SanDNigel
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Hazy golden straw with bright white head
S- Deep sweet wheaty goodness with some banana-citrus. Smells like a good Hefe
T- It is sweet and bready, but the fruity still comes through. Not as clean as some of the traditional German Hefe's but still delicious. I have had this beer both from bottle and tap and cold/fresh from the keg has consistently been much better.
M- Crisp, with good sized bubbles that don't whisk away the flavor too fast
O- Its a good beer. With style in mind I think Lightning did a great job and I will definitely buy this beer again when the situation presents itself.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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Thunderweizen from Lightning Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.