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Flensburger Weizen - Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

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BA SCORE
83
good

158 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 6
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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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Photo of avalon07
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: When poured from a bottle to a weizen glass, this beer had a brownish color and cloudy consistency. Surprisingly little head for a hefeweizen.

S: There was a very wheaty smell, along with some malt.

T: The wheat dominated the flavor, but there was a mild amount of lemon. Not the most complex of tastes in this style.

M: A decent, but not spectacular amount of carbonation here. A smooth finish.

D: Overall, this is an okay hefeweizen. It didn't really knock my socks off, but it's drinkable.

Photo of djura
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

A - Orange color, medium carbonation, white foam, staying in the glass.
S - Orange and banana, but weaker then expected for Weizen.
T/M - Stronger bitterness then expected, with some decent hops in it. Aromatic, fruity.
Low carbonation.

O - Not bad at all.

Photo of Schwab
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a 0.33l swing top bottle. Pours nice in a glass, decent head but below average for a hefeweizen. Carbonation was ok, somewhat malty but a little bit thin overall.

If you are used to Southern German hefeweizen, you may not like this as much. It is more the Berliner style IMO than the nice Southern type like Tucher, Sanwald, etc.

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of StratManKudzu
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of dcmchew
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of maxpower
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz swing top bottle pours a cloudy yellow color with a huge thick foamy white head, leaves a clingy lace in the glass, aroma of wheat, bananas and spices. Flavors of wheat, banana-clove yeasty flavor. Nice medium body very clean and crisp, carbonated mouthfeel, finishes with some sweetness, very refreshing.

Photo of jeffaz02t
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great unfiltered look. Nice thick head. Smells slightly of citrus and has a yeasty undertone to the nose. Drinks pretty well. Not quite as sweet as many weizen beir I have had here in Germany. It is a welcome change though. It is refreshing without being overly sweet. Great beer with traditional German food. Not my #1 Weizen, but worth drinking for sure.

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazed straw yellow, enormous, staying snow-white head.

Pretty nose, wide open, sweet banana chimes in, minor spice...nice.

Taste: gooood...if...un-remarkable. Clean, quenching, but lacks any zest. Nice texture, adequate body, long, yeasty finish. Missing something, though. Zing...zap...something like that..

Easy-drinking, lemon is awake now...but still a bit too dull for me to revisit.

Solid, middle of the road Bavarian Weizen. Nuttin' wrong with that.

Photo of falloutsnow
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Photo of Wasatch
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks goes out to jwc215 for this brew.

Swing Top Bottle

Pours a nice cloudy dark yellow/brown color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger plus creamy off-white head, which does leave some sticky lacing around. The nose is malty, with some nice yeast notes, some bannanas, and corinder. The taste is sweet, malty/yeast, with some bannana/corinder notes. Medium body. Drinkable, a nice brew, glad to have a chance to try it.

Photo of aeminter
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy dark straw color with a rather weak head and no lacing

Nice banana-clove smell with a pleasant malt background and just a hint of apricot.

Well, the standard flavor profile is there, but I feel like I'm having to look for it. Otherwise the mouthfeel is nearly spot-on.

All-in-all not a bad beer.

Photo of BeanBone
3.55/5  rDev -3%
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.

Photo of metter98
3.55/5  rDev -3%
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.

Photo of blackdog1101
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stange glass.

A- Pours a cloudy yellowy orange into the glass. Makes a 2 finger head but doesn't last long. No lacing on the glass.

S- Malt, banana, spices.

T- Malt and bread, with some spice and citrus. Also some honey.

M- Mouthfeel was good, but a bit thin. Good carbonation level.

D- This probably isn't a hefe I'd search out, but it's not bad by any stretch. It's average, and there are many better choices available.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a barely fogged gold with a quite minimal. Typical yeasty, spiced, banana nose, but mild and a bit "dirty" it seems. Flavor isn't bad. Banana and bubble gum. Light and airy. Could use a bit more body on the liquid IMO and the carbonation is middle of the road. Overall a decent enough hefe. Could be amped up a bit, but it is what it is.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

355 mL flip-top with a best by date of 01.14.11. Pours an extremely opaque gold color with a nice, large cap of white foam. Always good to see a wheat beer pour with a dense, creamy head. Retention is good and the lacing is nice as well.

Nose is a bit more bready and earthy with a more subdued clove presence than many other German hefes. Maintains a healthy amount of wheat tang and banana.

Taste follows suit with the bananas coming through and more of a focus on a rounded malty flavor. Bready and earthy with a dull hop bite on the finish. Carbonation is nice and soft and the mouthfeel is decently full. Not as bright and zippy as say, a Franziskaner or Weihenstephaner, but not a bad little brew that I am sure would be better fresh from the source.

Photo of daliandragon
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I like the screw cap; ver old school. Features the requisite big, compositely, tight-bubbled head and orange golden hue. ditto the wheat and yeast nose with bbanana and clove notes with maybe a little citrus for good measure. Everything is falling into place thusfar.

Taste is clean and refreshing with bready, malty, chewy qualities added to the standard weisse ones. Clean in the finish. Texture is a bit thin for the heaviness of the taste but not terrible. A bit more malty than most of the style but a nice change of pace and recommended if weizen is your thing.

Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer poured into the glass cloudy pale golden with and almost white tall and frothy head which lasted to coat the glass.

The aroma was lightly spicy and with wheat through the huge head. The aroma contained a definitely clove spice presence and a soft wheat aromatic. The aroma was also lightly earthy in character.

The flavor was clove spice and bananas when slurping the overflowing head to prevent the desk from becoming a sticky mess. Wheat and a malty caramel when first contact was made with the palate, this was followed by a low bittering which kept everything in check. The flavor was lightly estery with some banana character at a very low level.

The finish was just dry with a lasting clove spice and low bittering into the aftertaste. The body was medium with a fairly high carbonation level, but a slickness in the mouthfeel. A run of the mill Weizen, nothing to seek out.

12 ounce flip top bottle.

Photo of jwc215
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jcwattsrugger for this one...

Flip-top bottle poured into weizen glass:

Pours deep gold with a creamy white head that thins and lasts, leaving some lacing.

The smell is of a caramelish wheat, clove, some sourish fruitiness, mild banana.

The taste is of clove, tangy wheat, sourish pear/apple with an underlying sweetness, and mild banana. Malty sweetness balanced nicely by a touch of sour and dryness in the finish.

It's smooth and crisp with a light-to-medium body.

An easy-drinking HW. It didn't rock my HW world, but it's a nice one, nevertheless.

Photo of allengarvin
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

New brand for Texas, Just arrived in Dallas. Poured into a 12-oz stein type glass. Hazy yellow color, with a very substantial, rocky head. Lightly fruity aroma, with plenty of wheat malt. Taste has plenty of phenols, with some fruitiness but not identifiable vanilla or banana notes. Crackery malt flavor, with lots of wheat. Finishes with light fruitiness. Moderate body, carbonation a little low for the style.

Pretty refreshing and drinkable, but doesn't stand out among the excellent German weizens available here.

Photo of loobear
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Photo of Bung
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of Drew966
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flensburger Weizen pours a hazy light copper color with a huge white head from a 33cl brown swingtop bottle. The aroma is more clove than banana. Flavor strikes me as having a caramel or toffee taste to it. Clove is definitely noticeable, but mild, banana seems to be missing altogether. Refreshing and enjoyable, worth a try.

Flensburger Weizen from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
83 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.