Flensburger Weizen - Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

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BA SCORE
83
good

180 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 7
Gots: 20 | 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:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 11-24-2002

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Photo of Wasatch
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
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 angelmonster
3.06/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Popped rubber stopper and poured nice huge head. Very carbonated and a golden brown color.

Smells heavy of malts and faintly of banana and clove

Taste is somewhat watery and malty

Mouth feel is watery, somewhat flat. Does not really have a wide palette range.

Drink ability wasnt great. Tastes below average compared to most other hefe weizens.

Photo of jamesgt
4.65/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Exceptional white beer. Actually the best one I ever drank. I will buy it often :)

It has a nice flip bottle and it is massive.

Smell is fresh banana and some honey.

The taste of it is sweet and very smooth.

Alcohol taste is not recognizable (but it is 5,1%).

Photo of jwc215
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
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 avalon07
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
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 gabeerfan
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, dark honey gold. Non-agressive pour yielded almost no head. Very thin ring and no lacing.
Yeasty aroma, kind of banana bready. Light on the clove. Honey comes through too.
The banana flavor almost disappears in the taste. Cloves are very light again. Lemon iced tea with hints of green apple.
Light mouthfeel. Very low carbonation.
A little above average drinkablility. Low ABV and light flavors keep the palate and the head from getting tired. This would be good on a hot day.
Kind of an average offering. Probably won't seek this out again.

Photo of Ecliptica
3.32/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of AlexLMS
2.44/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: hazy, no floating yeast with a pale light orange colour. The head is white, moderate and frothy. It may not be long lasting and there is no lacing whatsoever.
Aroma: wheat, yeast, citrus and cloves.
Taste: wheat and citrus presence.
Mouthfeel: dry, low carbonation, low alcoholic strength (5.1% ABV) and watery body.
Finish: very short watery aftertaste.

Overall: despite the acceptable nose, I would not recommend this one. It is diluted, weak and unappealing. It not even seen to be a Weizenbier. Definitely the last one.

Photo of stcules
2.09/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Deep yellow, tending to orange. Lightly veiled. White foam, compact, quite beautiful.
A lot of banana, and some cloves, in the smell. Absolutely sweet, with a strong banana, and also strawberry, and chewing gum.
A bit less in the taste, but it remains too sweet. And also aftertaste. Heavy.
With a low drinkability.

Photo of Suds
3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Swing top bottle, 33 cl. The liquid is murky, cloudy, hazy, and a burnt blond-straw color. The head is initially very tall and firm. It's puffy and brilliantly white. The aroma has a hint of bananna, yeast, and distant smoke. There's a little clove, but not as intense as it could be. The yeast gives the beer a very rustic character. Moderate to very light in sweetness, but with a solid heft, this beer is satisfying. It's nicely carbonated, and doesn't have much hop quality at all. It's spot-on for a decent Hefe. Thirst quenching, and very enjoyable. It's better than expected, and I'd probably buy it again.

Photo of mdagnew
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought from McHughs, Dublin...

Poured a slightly hazy golden yellow colour (not as hazy as most hefe's though)... White head poured typically big thick and foamy then faded slowly to nice thick layer ... lots of carbonation rises to the surface... fair amount of thick sticky lacing...

Aroma - Light typical clove spiciness with some bubblegum hints, noticeable wheat, some breadiness, very little malts, light fruitiness (banana and lemons), some peppery traces, some hay traces...

Taste – Very light biscuit malts, faint clove and wheat notes, definite breadiness, light watered down fruitiness (lemon, grapefruit and some apple notes), some floral honey, grassy and peppery hints, no real hops....

Feel - Fairly smooth with a little bite underneath... light body... As with most hefe's this is pretty refreshing and drinkable...

Overall - A very average Hefe Weizen - just a little on the bland side... probably worth a try once...

Photo of SilentSabre
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$2,45 Camp Creek World of Beverage Atlanta, GA USA
Swing-top bottle that opened with a nice, solid "pop" when the hinge forced the top to un-seat. Very average German Hefe all the way around. Appearance was par for the course with a slightly cloudy yellow-orange colour and a big, fluffy white head. Standard banana and spices Hefe combo in both the smell and the taste. I'd buy it again because I really enjoy the style, but I won't be rushing out to stock up on it. Again, very average.

Photo of bark
2.58/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The colour is yellow-orange; the liquid a bit hazy. The two fingers head is white firm and compact; it sinks very slowly leaving an impressive lacing.

The smell is mild with some notes of wheat dough, some sour flavours and a hint of yeast.

The taste is a little sour with some notes of wheat dough, bakers yeast and some fruity notes of dried apricots. The aftertaste is a bit watery with some dry notes of wheat and yeast.

The carbonation is quite mild, the liquid a little watery.

A weizen just below the average…

Photo of goochpunch
2.48/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of Chaz
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours golden orange and hazey in color, with some chill haze. Off-white head of good duration and with very good lacing. Good visible carbonation. Spicey, pungent yeast and cloves on the nose, very pronounced. Notes of vanilla, and muted banana. Rich malt profile, seems about half-half, with lots of sweet crystal/pale malts. Smooth, rich, and very creamy on the first sip, coating the tongue. Mildly sweet, with light floral elements in the aromatics, and a subtle spiciness bubbling underneath. Light tangy sourness lingers nicely, easily cutting the sweetness. Medium-bodied but drinks bigger, albeit with excellent drinkability. I prefer a bit more acidity in the style, but it's hard not to love this brew for what it is. Also, while the spiciness in the nose didn't pan out in the long run, this would pair nicely with a spicey cuisine or a sharp cheese. I'll pick this one up again.
Served chilled in a weizen glass.

Photo of daliandragon
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
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 acrawf6
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours out a slightly hazy dark orange with a nice foamy white head.

Smell. very nice and delicate aromas of banana, and just a touch of clove. The banana seems to have a candy banana aroma, like laffy taffy- gives it a little creaminess.

Taste. More of the candy banana flavor, which i am not too much a fan of. I dont get any cloves. This one seems to be quite sweet. Not bad, interesting. Aftertaste seems to be a little off for me.

Mouthfeel. Body is average, carbonation is at a good level. Seems to also have a creaminess to it.

Overall, i am liking this less and less as i am drinking it. Certainly a different aproach to the style than i have had. I wouldnt say avoid this one, but i would not recommend it.

Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - 3" dense white head. Retains very well. Thick lace. Chill hazed, dull gold hefe. Good amount of visible carbonation.

S - Big bubble gum. Yeasty. Some clove.

T - Lots of wheat flavor. The yeast is secondary here. Just a hint of clover and bubble gum. Decent hops as well for a hefe. Some sweetness in the finish.

M - Medium body. Crisp mouthfeel. High carbonation. Very tasty and refreshing.

D - Good drinkability. Very nice hefe. Not my favorite style but this is a good one.

Photo of Cadyfatcat
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into Weizen glass.
Different shades of transclucent orange, exquisitly chunky white head.
Smells of banana, melon, wheat cracker, and fresh fruity yeast.
A little thin in the taste department, a dry cracker type wheat flavor is pervasive throughout the taste timeline. Initial taste is of citrus, orange and, melons. Arid bisquity taste fades out. Relatively dry and somewhat grainy.

This beer looks and smells much better than it tastes. Not as complex as some of the better Hefeweizens.

Photo of LarryKemp
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This weizen poured a bright white fairly long lasting head that rounded to a cloudlike bulge above the lip of the glass. Initially it was clear but after a little swishing of the beer in the bottle, I got the weizen cloudiness that had settled on the bottom.

The aroma was more cloves than anything else. Not overpowering.

The taste was more bubble gum than anything else. Nice and sweet. Again nothing over the top.

The mouthfeel was just what I expect from a good wheat beer. Medium light body with a lot of carbonation playing with the tongue and roof of the mouth.

A very drinkable beer. I saw this on the shelf of the liquour store and never had seen it before. Bought it on a lark and am glad that I did. I will certainly keep a couple of these around the fridge.

Photo of Pegasus
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy golden in color, witha moderate white head, excellent lacing, and small streams of carbonation.

Aroma: Green apples, ripe bananas, and cloves dominate the aroma with a pleasing complexity.

Taste: Opens with a sturdy wheat note at the open, bitter apple, bananas, and moderate medicinal bitterness, which carries throughout the taste, finishes dry with an earthy yeast note.

Mouth feel: Smooth, fairly full, soft, and pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A pleasant example of the style, not outstanding, but quite drinkable.

Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
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 Morris729
3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fairly clear light golden color with a foamy white head. Nose is fresh wheat and a lightly fruity banana aroma with a bit of musty yeast in the background. Taste is sweet honey wheat with a bit of clove and some dry cracker notes. Decent enough but nothing worth seeking out.

Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours moderately hazy with a thick but active 1/4" of white foam on top. The head stuck around for only about a minute until it receded into the beer to remain a small ring around the top of the beer. A minute more, and the beer was pretty still looking with a few bubbles rising, but these didn't maintain the head. There was no lacing to speak of.

Aroma: Very mild fruity aromatics with a major compliment of the toasty malts. This is a little unusual for this style, but you won't hear me complaining. I get more bubble gum in the aroma of this beer than I do clove or banana. There is a subtle floral hop thing going on, but it is really reserved leaving the malt to be the main contender.

Taste: The flavor is really malt driven as well. There are a few phenolics, but for the most part this beer tastes like a Pilsner fermented with a slightly fruity ale yeast. I don't get a lot of dry wheat or a watery flavor like a lot of beers in this style give you. It is different, but pleasant. The flavor has a sweet aftertaste with some mild fruit that lingers for quite some time. The malt is in charge of this beer, and that doesn't change the entire time. The finish is pretty wet with a refreshing sweetness from caramelized malts to linger on the palate long into the finish.

Opinion: I like this beer quite a bit because it isn't your traditional weizen beer. It is much more malt balanced and I like this fact about it. I will have to ding it on a few aspects of the style because I have to, but I think that this is a really clean and well crafted beer. I am sure that I will be drinking it again in the future, but suffice it to say that this really isn't a good beer for someone wanting a weizen style beer. It is very different from the norm.

Photo of Drew966
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
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 180 ratings.