Thunderweizen - Lightning Brewery
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3.03/5 rDev -19%
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.
04-07-2014 19:00:21 | More by jjh19
3.76/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
09-03-2013 06:57:01 | More by SanDNigel
4.3/5 rDev +15%
Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.
Really great appearance for a hefe. Cloudy and unfiltered, simple orange and light peach body color, solid, with some faint hues, some rising carbonation if you look carefully, but a real fantastic good white creamy head. Great retention and staying power.
Nose is interesitng. Lactic sourness and mild lemon, not much wheat chew dense malt though. It smells more like a Berliner Weisse hefe mix, but a faint hint of bubblegum like sense. Smells airy and subtle.
Wow what a great palate. Great balance of dense malt, and airy grain, but missing a bit of chew. Lemon dense finish, mixing with a Berliner like faint sour but so slight. Mild hop on the finish mixes with the lemon so perfectly, which I've never felt on a hefe before, mixing with a faint banana. A great mouthfeel with cream density.
Overall this is a real interesting take on a hefe, and it's really dam good and impressive. It's stupidly drinkable. A giant banana bomb, or classic hefe this is not, it's something truly unique I really dig it.
08-21-2012 00:34:39 | More by smakawhat
3.98/5 rDev +6.4%
On-tap at Beachwood I,
A: Pours a light burnt orange with a medium white head, which leaves excellent lace in the mid-day sunshine.
S: Banana and bubblegum esters, with some nice yeasty flair.
T: Heavy on the banana, but does have some clove and whole wheat bread to add to the overall flavour. Some mild lemon notes as well.
M: Creamy mouthfeel, light-bodied, not super crisp, but refreshing.
O: It's nice to see and American Hefe that's actually a hefe. Very much to style and very tasty. I've liked a lot the few hefes I've seen coming out of San Diego County; I think it's because in this style, freshness is extremely important. A beer like this is much fresher, especially on-tap, than what I can get from Germany.
08-12-2012 21:57:29 | More by Halcyondays
Thunderweizen from Lightning Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.