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Thunderweizen - Lightning Brewery

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84
good

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lightning Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 10-22-2006)
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Photo of MadCat
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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

MadCat, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of James_NelsonIV
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%

James_NelsonIV, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -19.6%

ygtbsm94, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of MikalMick
4/5  rDev +7.2%

MikalMick, Sep 07, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +6.2%

Quinnspub1, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

zestar, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of Pug
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Pug, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of jcallover34
4/5  rDev +7.2%

jcallover34, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Rule870
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Rule870, Jul 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Timmmmaaayyy, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of retry4z
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

retry4z, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of jjh19
3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
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.

jjh19, Apr 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

SoCaliC8, Jan 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

eulerthegrape, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

sd123, Sep 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

PhillyStyle, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of SanDNigel
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

SanDNigel, Sep 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

midnitesun11, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Jeysun23, Jul 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Eriktheipaman, Jun 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

SoCalBeerIdiot, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Devinph, May 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

t0rin0, Oct 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

onetwo_sipofmybrew, Oct 15, 2012
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Thunderweizen from Lightning Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.