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Flensburger Weizen - Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

Flensburger WeizenFlensburger Weizen

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BA SCORE
83
good

135 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.25%


Brewed by:
Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 11-24-2002)
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden color with minimal head. I would normally expect the unfiltered look for this style, but this one looks rather pristine. The aroma is straight banana with some what malt to back it up. No hop presence to speak of. Taste is well balanced with lots of fruity banana flavors that are kept in check by dry wheat malt notes. Mouthfeel is light and moderately carbonated. Overall, a well balanced hefe with nice bright yeasty fruit notes.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 06:00:07 | More by homebrew311
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4.41/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sampled tonight on 1/18/14. Had this one back in 2012 once before. Comes in a nice 330ml (11.2 ounce) bottle with a ceramic stopper. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a nice hazy apricot in color with a thin off-white head. Some spotty lacing was seen. The aroma is of sweet grassy grains with a hint of banana and citrus. The taste was very pleasing and much like the smell with a slight hint of cloves for the finish. Goes down easy. Perfect carbonation. No harsh or bitter aftertaste and is one of the better German 'Hefes'.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 04:59:16 | More by BeerWithMike
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Rhcp1072

Texas

3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 33 cl bottle into a snifter.

A - A vivid wheaty-brown color with a medium head that laced the glass very well.

S - The smell wasn't too pungent. Hints of barley, wheat, clove, and other "warm" spices became prevalent from the get go.

T- An excellent balance of the clove and anise paired well with the IBU's the hops gave. Not too overpowering in one particular aspect. Carbonation was mellow, not too much of a mouth kick. Very enjoyable.

M- The mouthfeel wasn't anything to rave about. It's an excellent balance that doesn't leave too thick of a residue after drinking, nor gives too crisp of a feel from the carbonation. An excellent feel for a summers' evening.

O- Will definitely be buying again. At only $3 a pop, these easily became a staple for my summer drinking ritual.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 20:59:15 | More by Rhcp1072
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 33 cl bottle into a weizen.

A: Very dark golden hue. Pours about a half finger, foamy, white head. No real head.

S: Wheat, fresh tea, and cola.

T: Pungent wheaty tone. Heavy on the cola. A little...walnut in there methinks.

M: Light body, a little punchy. Slightly bitter finish.

D: Session style.

Atmosphere is decent. Dark hue, nice head, but no lacing. Nose is only slightly reminiscent of wheat, with this cola thing much more prominent. Also, cola flavor is the most outstanding characteristic. Not bad, just not really a characteristic weizen. Overall, this is a pretty decent quaff.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 03:58:16 | More by bmwats
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Travix1516

Texas

4.34/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Easily one of my favorite beers. The mouthfeel/ carbonation level was near perfect, and the taste was even better. This is an incredibly smooth beer, with tons of nuanced flavors. Flensburger is Superbly balanced with notes of spice, and an ever so slight banana aftertaste. To top it all off, the bottle is just plain cool.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 01:31:03 | More by Travix1516
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Sunnanek

Sweden

3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The color is slightly hazy pale golden while the enormously tall white compact but still light head settles after a while leaving nice lacings.

S: Ripe banana, but not overly sweet. Citric fruits along side with fresh cut grass. Yeast and a mild spicy smell completes the fruityness.

T: Surprisingly dry and bitter. Still very obvious a Hefeweizen with the ripe bananas and the spices (mainly coriander) as well as the yeast. A bit sour. Ripe oranges.

M: Aftertaste lingers with a bitter sourness. Body is on the thinner side and carbonation is rich - just as everything should be.

O: The germans sure know their Weizens. This is a nice north German Hefe with a little drier and less sweet feel.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 16:20:50 | More by Sunnanek
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mactrail

California

3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big blow-off when opening the swing-top. Settles down to a frothy light amber in the glass. Fairly spritzy on the tongue.

The estery flavors of banana and clove are in evidence. The clove seems to emerge more in the aftertaste after sipping a while. The body and general feel is pretty flabby. This seems rather sweet and bland. It seems to be lacking in the touch of sharpness that marks the Hefeweizens I prefer. Maybe it's all in the atmosphere-- a whiff of hot pretzels and some raucous singing might improve this. It's quite spicy in the nose but less interesting in the mouth.

The 33 cl bottle has the date of 11/08/13 on it. No alcohol content. Purchased at H and H Beverage in Abilene, Texas.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 04:00:56 | More by mactrail
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Beertopia in Omaha, NE
Best before 01.15.13 stamped on label
Poured into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass

Flensburger's hefeweizen is a solid-looking, great-smelling, and only acceptably tasting German wheat beer. The problem lies in the strong aroma that gives the drinker a strong impression of coming greatness, but the taste is rather tame and mellowed out, whereas I wanted something bolder and stronger in flavor. The freshness of my bottle leads me to believe that if there is any oxidation, it is minimal, and that this is just a lighter wheat beer with a great aroma. If it was the only thing available in my area, it would be a good beer, but Weihenstephaner, Ayinger, and Franziskaner are all readily available and at the same or lower price point.

Pours a fairly massive head of white bubbles that are large in size, and quite retentive. Head lasts for minutes, eventually descending to a 0.3cm cap atop the beer throughout the entire drinking session. Leaves minimal, if any, lacing along sides of glass. Beer's body is a light copper-orange color with pale yellow highlights, lighter when placed near a light source, and opaque from suspended yeast. Carbonation is clearly visible along sides of glass.

Solid aroma of banana-like esters, brewer's yeast, phenol (pie spice), vanilla, wheat twang, and light citrus tartness. A very appealing and complex aroma.

Taste is somewhat of a let-down after the very pleasing aroma. While the major components are there, this is a very "pale" tasting wheat beer, other adjectives being "light," "fainter than not," and "not strong." The right flavors are all there, just not in as strong force as the aroma would suggest. The front of the tongue detects wheat malt, phenolic twang, apple juice, and some biscuit-like maltiness. Mid-palate picks up mild lemon citrus, some banana ester, continued wheat malt, and some bland cardboard flavor. Back of palate detects heartier banana esters and slight flash of lemon citrus. Aftertaste is primarily of wheat malt, somewhat biscuit-like, with residual citrus notes.

Beer is medium-bodied with modest carbonation, letting this slide along the palate at a modest pace, but resulting in somewhat placid stillness as well: could use more carbonation. Overall mouthfeel is smooth, with a fairly dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 17:38:08 | More by falloutsnow
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Cyrano41

Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a goblet a deep orange with a thin head, aroma was hard to pick up (outdoors grill going) but just enough fruit and hops. The taste was very nice, the citrus and spice coming through with a smooth, hoppy, pleasant finish. I'll pick this one up again.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 21:00:00 | More by Cyrano41
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metter98

New York

3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured into a weizen glass with a two finger high white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are pleasant aromas of fruity yeast and wheat in the nose
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of apples, bananas, bubble gum and wheat along with some notes of cloves.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit thin on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink and has some refreshing qualities.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 15:16:59 | More by metter98
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rarbring

Sweden

3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer is pale hazy amber, has a white high head which leaves good lacing but small curtains.

The smell is spicy, coriander, banana and the typical wheat sourness.

The taste is sweet, wheat buns with cinnamon and cardamon, a dash of lemon.

Medium high carbonation, soft and refreshing, a medium low body, a slightly sticky finish.

A rather standard, not bad, weizen.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 20:04:20 | More by rarbring
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sweethome

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pour is slightly hazed, golden color. Decent head with moderate retention. Lacked fluffy head of many weizen biers. Nose of ripe banana.

Entry is smooth and soft - pillowy. Envelopes the palate quite well. When first opened - had a yeast-cake bite. Mellowed as the beer had time to breath.

The overall flavr profile never matched the mouthfeel for me. Some ripe banana, a little citric bite...and some yeast.

Decent traditional hefe.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 02:17:53 | More by sweethome
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Bung

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light gold pour, this one's filtered. Finger of white head.

Aroma, light malt, grassy hay. Only a little banana and clove.

Taste, definetely more banana and clove here. Usually I find the German Hefe's to have less of these, but not this one. Unfortunately that is not my preference either. Finishes with some hay.

Wheat is present in the mouthfeel. Light bodied, nice and refreshing. Reminded me a bit of my old steadfast hefe, the Widmere.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 02:14:15 | More by Bung
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SWMeyer4141

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served into a Pint glass

Appearance-Dark for a Hefe. cloudy brown with a 2 finger khaki head. Okay lacing and nice retention.

Smell-Sweet and Malty. Light banana aroma and light spiciness.

Taste-Lots of malt, not too much spice. Apple and citrus, not too much banana.

Mouthfeel-Light bodied. A little watery and bland. I like the lighter carbonation though.

Overall-I like it, it's refreshing, but not too flavorful. Haven't had a hefe with this much malt. Could definitely use a little more citrus and spice. Okay brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 19:57:14 | More by SWMeyer4141
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loobear

Texas

3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint

A - Thick and creamy white head with beautiful lacing and decent retention. Extremely cloudy caramel body.

S - I was sitting a good two feet from the bottle when it was opened and I could still smell it. Rich banana and honey scent. Reminds me of banana bread with lots of sugar. Delicious.

T - Tastes like a banana flavored wine, if that's even possible. Aftertaste is a bit vinegary. Darn.

M - Not much carbonation, but I think it works in this case. Creamy and tart but still fairly smooth.

O - If you can get over the strange aftertaste, this beer is a pretty solid choice.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2011 01:43:12 | More by loobear
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ZenAgnostic

Texas

3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into wine glass. Bottle stamped 09.14.11

Appearance - White or barely offwhite half finger frothy head with low decent to low retention and good lacing. Cloudy amber body.

Smell - Strong banana and nut. Pretty malty. Deep smooth and sweet.

Taste - Slightly sweet. Alcoholic finish. Aftertaste is somewhat astringent and corny like an American Adjunct Lager.

Mouthfeel - Decent creaminess up front, medium body with a light finish.

Overall Drinkability - Enjoyable but has some small flaws that put a big damper on the beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2011 04:22:51 | More by ZenAgnostic
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OttoPeeWee

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I bought this for the swing top for my homebrew as I am tried of choking down grolsch. Served in a Chicago Beer Society glass. It pours golden with a creamy head almost the consistency of a british beer. As a matter of fact it has the mouthfeel very consistent with a british beer as well. It does not have much carbonation and it is thick and perhaps buttery. The smell is fantastic, very banana. The taste is more savory with caramel undertones, with a hint of sweetness. It is similar to the hard yellow brach candles with some husk grain. Any booze in the smell is totally nonapparent in the taste. You could chug it down, but you'll want to savor it. Very good, very unique in all it's fantastic imperfections.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 00:54:10 | More by OttoPeeWee
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another random one I decided to crack open for no particular reason. Smooth and even head of white leads to light lacing on top of a golden straw colored body. Light aroma of bread, hints of light grains, pears, a touch of a hop note trickles in as it warms. Again very light feel, crisp, clean, refreshing and very well done I have to admit. Light taste of banana and smooth cloves and its all gone in just an instant.

Overall again pretty solid for the style, gotta give it up, I could do these all day long.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 00:45:36 | More by mikesgroove
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BeanBone

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A thoroughly hazy golden-amber body capped by about three fingers of dense, off-white head that fades slowly and leaves patchy lacing. Lots of nice brown sediment at the bottom of the bottle.

Aroma: The nose is a mix of mild vanilla and the traditional Hefeweizen banana and clove yeast over bready and almost burnt sugary malt. This smells a bit darker than the style standard (which is far from a bad thing).

Flavor: Mild hops and lots of Hefeweizen yeast up front, with a solid base of bready and wheaty malt underneath. Again, the malt is not exactly "dark," but a little more toasty than usual. Lots of wheat and yeast in the finish.

Mouthfeel: A smooth and creamy medium body with medium carbonation that starts off mellow but ramps up after a second.

Drinkability: Easily drinkable, as you'd expect from the style.

Verdict: Flensburger's Hefe is an easy drinking, solid, and slightly darker than average example of the style. Worth a try for fans of the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2011 00:02:28 | More by BeanBone
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Nedredi

Texas

4.9/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought swing top bottle from Central Market in Plano, TX
drank from my Weizen glass.

Appearance: Upon pouring the beautiful hazy golden body really got my hopes up. The head was fairly thick and persistent. Nice lite cream color.

Smell: My experience is limited so I can't put a name to all specific spices, but it certainly smelled like nice banana to me. In my experience this is always a good sign.

Taste: The first thing I noticed was how full it was. The banana gave way to a wonderful sweet wheat taste. It has a nice refreshing feel that finishes with just the right amount of bitterness. Nice and malty throughout.

I've been exploring Hefs for about 6 months now and this has taken the lead for me. Damn fine...Damn fine. If you're a hef fan you will not be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 22:14:04 | More by Nedredi
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle and into a Pilsener glass (I didn't have a Weizen glass)

Look - Kind of a deep golden color, murky, with about 2 fingers of off-white foam that dissipates somewhat slowly. Somewhat good carbonation.

Smell - Interesting combination of floral/earthy mixed with slight hoppiness and citrus tones. Also a short hint of a smokiness.

Taste and Mouthfeel - definite wheatiness to it, but without bitterness of hops, but the taste of the hops is there too. Subtly toasty. Texture is well-balanced.

Drinkability - Nice brew with interesting complexity. I wish I was more familiar with weizens to give it a better rating in regard to the style, but they seem to have done a good job on this one!

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 04:53:59 | More by Nerudamann
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ronniebruner

Arizona

4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a light, beautiful golden color. The smell is typical of a wheat beer, with a slight tinge of barley. Taste is very grassy and earthy that leaves little to no aftertaste in the mouth. Pretty smooth beer if drank while extremely cold. Comes in a beautiful old style pop top style bottle.

Serving type: nitro-bottle

12-19-2010 21:53:59 | More by ronniebruner
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Dster

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The plop of openening the top aroses the primal german in me. The smell, for me, is outrageous. There is a strong smell of bananna or rather laffy taffy. The appearance is a normal deep gold with lacey head. Mouthfeel is silky, but I am a sucker for this style of beer. Taste has a strong citrus taste in the front along with the normal banannas and clove tastes. But a mild but delicious taste paired with a very easy to open bottle would make these very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2010 21:12:22 | More by Dster
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yemenmocha

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy dark straw color with minimal head. Cute bottle with rubberized flip top. Nose has a bit of sour banana. On the palate there's plenty of wheaty flavor, banana, not so much clove, and finishes with a bready quality that is nice. Drinkable but not tremendously appetizing to have another one.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 22:03:12 | More by yemenmocha
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tpd975

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a nice clear yellow. Small white head no retention or lace.

S: apples and pears, loads and loads of sweet summer fruit. Mild yeast and a hint of spice.

T: Sweet fruits apple mostly hints of overripe pear. Yeast too.

M: Light and zippy.

S: Just okay.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2010 20:19:56 | More by tpd975
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