Flensburger Weizen - Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
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3.9/5 rDev +6.3%
This sample was purchased in Berlin, Germany.
Comes in a cool looking 33cl mini-swing top brown bottle with a best before date stamped on the rear label.
Classic weissebier appearance; cloudy golden straw, with dark amber hues in the center, topped with a sticky, pillowy, white foam head with ample retention.
Aroma on this sample is a bit musty, yeasty, with clove underneath and strong wheat husk in the nose; slightly twangy.
Luscious. Sweet banana bread in the malt, smooth medium-body and mouthfeel that glides and coats the palate. Caramel undertones. Clove and tea-like flavours push through the banana character with notes of floral and herbal. Wheat lends a touch of sourness to the flavour, with a mild twang and upfront crispness; a bit dry, too. And a touch of lemony citric acid adds another depth to the hops, while bringing some refreshment to the palate. Coarse finish, dry with wheat tannins that linger briefly.
A pretty damn solid weissebier. Expected and welcomed.
04-13-2003 16:26:25 | More by Todd
4.15/5 rDev +13.1%
33cl brown reusable swing-top bottle with a drink before date on the back label.
Apperance: Hazy yellowish golden with a few yeast particles floating around. Cropped white head stays as long as the beer is around.
Smell: Fruity and estery with some phenolics and spicy clove, fruitiness is of vague banana and tart plum. That trademark fermented wheat malt twang is there also.
Taste: Solid malt base with enough phenolic and spicy clove to balance, minimal hopping. Fruity with a tart plum character and banana in the back, estery with some higher alcohols as well show some wild hefe yeast activity.Finishes spicy dry on the palate.
Mouthfeel: Very crisp with a well textured carbonation in the modestly sized body.
Drinkability: Good enough to stand on its own as a beer to quaff though the night and complex enough to pair up with just about any kind of food ... very versitile.
11-24-2002 04:56:56 | More by Jason
3.43/5 rDev -6.5%
Been a fan of the Flensburger brews, so I decided to pick this up during my Stout run this past week (five stouts, one Hefeweizen, why not, right?).
Poured from the 33 cl. ceramic-top bottle into a pint glass and noticed it poured an opaque, hazy, cloudy orange color - much darker than I expected. It left an inch-and-a-half head that maintained its lacing throughout.
The smell, IMO, was pretty awful; no real hint of anything except some yeast and banana and it really detracted from the beer. Thankfully, it didn't taste as bad as it smelled (or I got a bad bottle), because this was really the only lacking feature of this beer.
The taste is slightly above average for the Hefeweizen style, some cloves, some citrus, a ton of yeast and pretty sweet overall. It actually tasted a bit hoppy, which is strange for a Hefeweizen, but the taste was definitely above average.
Perfect amount of carbonation and excellent sour-y taste that made for great drinkability. I wasn't planning on having a beer tonight, but I was just thirsty and this was an absolute perfect thirst-quencher. I don't know if I could drink this as a session beer, because it is a tad bland, but it's certainly an above average beer that I'd recommend to anyone familiar with other Flensburger products.
04-23-2008 04:55:37 | More by Ecliptica
4.03/5 rDev +9.8%
(Served in a small weizen glass)
A- This beer has a hazy bright orangish-yellow body with a thick creamy head and a sea of tiny bubbles.
S- This beer has a soft wheat with a smooth hint of bubblegum. The smell is very smooth and complex.
T- The smooth wheat flavor with a white bread flavor has a slight bitterness from hops in the finish. The finish also has a carbonic acid bite that comes through as it warms. The wheat and malt flavor has a club soda note to it that is interesting.
M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a creamy texture but the finish is more of a light mouthfeel.
D- This beer has a nice complex taste but it is very light and subtle. Most German wheat beers feel like a meal in my stomach but this one is light and crisp and refreshing.
08-20-2006 02:27:39 | More by rhoadsrage
4/5 rDev +9%
This poured to a cloudy golden yellow with a massive head that lasted well. There's a few bg clumps of lace.
The smell packs a fairly attractive combination of esters and wheat malt. The taste is somewhat course and very flavorful, bringing images of banana and lemon to mind. The mouthfeel is moderately crisp and the drinkability is great.
This is a good, solid beer.
01-10-2005 09:14:26 | More by watermelonman
4.18/5 rDev +13.9%
Flensburger's Weizen offers a beautiful appearance in the glass with a cloudy golden-orange body that displays very fine, effervescent bubbles rising steadily beneath a huge head of bright-white froth. The head holds exceptionally well and leaves nice, wide rings of lace about the glass.
The nose is yeasty, bready, wheat-like, banana-ish, apple-y, and clove-ish.
The body is medium-light with a very fine carbonation that's at first effervescent and bristly, but warms in the mouth to leave it creamy and smooth.
The flavor displays a delicate wheat malt that's threaded with tangy banana, a spritz of apple (and perhaps some melon), and a smear of spicy clove. It's backed by a firm bitterness and finishes with a delicate black pepper spiciness.
04-29-2006 18:53:42 | More by NeroFiddled
4.34/5 rDev +18.3%
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.
03-17-2013 01:31:03 | More by Travix1516
3.98/5 rDev +8.4%
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.
11-15-2010 21:12:22 | More by Dster
3.68/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
07-23-2011 02:14:15 | More by Bung
2.42/5 rDev -34.1%
Pours out a cloudy apricot body with a 2 finger head that recedes to a thin rim of foam. Leaves some scattered lacing. Banana and malt come out most in the smell. Very bready in the nose and not as crisp as I'm used to with hefes. Clove is very subdued and even a mildly herbal hop presence seems to out-muscle any clove. Flavor is not very much like a decent hefeweizen should be. This one here is really mild on esters and phenols, only offering some kind of faint mix of banana and bubblegum. Lots of bread and honey though, which makes this seem almost like a helles. I can pick out some hop in the finish. I get this weird rubber band flavor in the middle as well, which is extremely off-putting and confounding all the same as this is only a week past the "best by..." date. Mouthfeel is kind of prickly and doesn't have that nice fluffiness I tend to attribute to weissbiers. Pretty disappointed in this one.
08-01-2007 06:52:34 | More by goochpunch
2.4/5 rDev -34.6%
Aroma holds some slightly smokey notes at first and a bit of a hot dog water smell. Then some mild yeasty bannana aroma comes in. Cloudy yellow in color with a lasting thumb thick white head. More hot dog water in the fore and more mild smoked flavors...smoked like a little smokie..not like a Rauch. Very mild bannana notes. No spice or cloves. Has a smoked wheat grain taste that is pervasive and foreign to my palate.
04-24-2006 22:58:54 | More by Jredner
2.7/5 rDev -26.4%
Poured from a 12oz bottle with a fliptop and best by date on the back label. Had a nice strong yellow color with good head, carb and lacing. Had a good wheat beer smell. The mouthfeel was average. The taste however was pretty bland and tasted watered down. Ranks towards the bottom of the wheats I've tried and for a German wheat probably the bottom. I'll try again to make sure I didn't have a bad bottle but you can do better (2.5, RB, ML, O)
07-25-2006 01:06:16 | More by TexIndy
3.55/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
01-20-2011 00:02:28 | More by BeanBone
3.98/5 rDev +8.4%
I found these at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL for $2.99 each. 330ml brown bottles with a swing top cap and a freshness date stamped on the bottom of the back label.
The beer poured a cloudy golden yellow color and made a 1-finger white head that lasted a few minutes before settling to a thin white cap.. Lacing was minimal.
The beer smelled like a bowl of Wheaties with bananas on top. There was also a swweet buttery toffee aroma.
The beer was high in both wheat flavor and bananas but low on clove spiciness, although some clove was present. A sweet buttery toffee flavor was also present - like the center of a Heath bar. Hop bitterness was undetectable.
Light to medium body with medium carbonation.
This is a good hefewizen, but also a non typical one because of the toffee sweetness. I'd recommend it and gladly open a second one.
05-05-2014 05:27:11 | More by matjack85
4/5 rDev +9%
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.
01-21-2011 00:45:36 | More by mikesgroove
Flensburger Weizen from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
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