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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

(view ratings)
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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stcules

Italy

2.08/5  rDev -43%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2008 19:37:34 | More by stcules
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2008 19:27:12 | More by Suds
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.38/5  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...

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2007 14:19:07 | More by mdagnew
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SilentSabre

North Dakota

3/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2007 20:45:17 | More by SilentSabre
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bark

Sweden

2.53/5  rDev -30.7%
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…

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2007 16:50:21 | More by bark
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goochpunch

Texas

2.42/5  rDev -33.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2007 06:52:34 | More by goochpunch
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Chaz

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2007 01:10:41 | More by Chaz
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daliandragon

North Carolina

3.63/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2007 22:36:33 | More by daliandragon
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acrawf6

Louisiana

3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2007 04:40:26 | More by acrawf6
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MUSHROOMCLOUD

Texas

3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2007 04:03:04 | More by MUSHROOMCLOUD
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Cadyfatcat

New York

3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2007 03:28:46 | More by Cadyfatcat
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LarryKemp

Texas

3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2006 23:11:58 | More by LarryKemp
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Pegasus

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2006 04:11:43 | More by Pegasus
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GCBrewingCo

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2006 21:55:38 | More by GCBrewingCo
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Morris729

Texas

3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2006 02:30:23 | More by Morris729
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SkeeterHawk

Texas

3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2006 00:55:03 | More by SkeeterHawk
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Drew966

Florida

3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2006 23:38:26 | More by Drew966
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

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

(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.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2006 02:27:39 | More by rhoadsrage
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TexIndy

Texas

2.7/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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)

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2006 01:06:16 | More by TexIndy
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jrb1001

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +26%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

This beer was purchased at Cyclone Liquors, in Ames, Iowa. This beer was very cheap but worth every penny. I am a big fan of Weizen beers and I drink a lot of them. For a cheap Weizen this is a really good beer. It is light in color and easy to drink. It is not to strong, but just right. I recommend this beer to any type of drinker.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2006 05:41:15 | More by jrb1001
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best by 7/10/06
Appears a hazy orange toned gold with a 3 finger white head that quickly fades out into a small film and collar. Steady streams of yeast pump up to the top.
Smell is of toasted wheat, fruity esters consisting of apples and bananas, and cloves.
Taste is of the same aromas. with the yeasty, fruity esters coming through in the flavor, along with a gentle spicing and a vanilla note.
Mouthfeel is semi dry, mildly spiced and a bit thin for the style.
Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2006 21:12:21 | More by weeare138
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allengarvin

Texas

3.65/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2006 01:45:13 | More by allengarvin
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2006 06:02:51 | More by feloniousmonk
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

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

Orange-tinted amber whose light milkiness looks to be due to chill rather than yeast since I'm unable to see any actual particles. I was almost able to fit the entire bottle into the glass so it can't be that the yeast are packed on the bottom. In any case, Flensburger Weizen is a looker, largely due to its head. Yellowed ivory in color and creamyfirm, the cap displays tiny pearl-like bubbles on a superior surface that isn't falling all that quickly. Sticky, chunky lace provides additional visual interest.

The aroma is impressively weizen yeasty. Bold scents of banana and clove great my nose, especially the former. I don't really smell vanilla per se, but for some reason the aroma reminds me of a bowl of banana ice cream or a banana milk shake. Let's hope that the goodness is continued on the palate.

My first two swallows have me on the fence, so it looks like I'll have to reserve judgement for a bit. There's a solid tangy wheat presence that doesn't lack for sweetness. Sour is favored early in the mouthful and sugary is favored late. I'm enjoying the flavor, it's just that it isn't as expansive, as three-dimensional as the very best of this style. Nitpicking? Maybe.

It's still pretty impressively yeasty in terms of the classic flavors of the style. Banana is more prominent than clove and the beer earns an impressive hefe weizen banan-o-meter score of 4.0/5.0. Those of you who don't care for monkey fruit in your hefes might want to choose something else. If the clove spice was ramped up a bit, this would be a rock 'em, sock 'em version.

I'm feeling generous today, so even though I'm still on the fence, I'll grant the higher taste score. The body is medium for the style, perhaps a shade lighter and less creamy than I like, but not bad at all. I noticed that this beer didn't have nearly the rifle shot craaack! that Flensburger Gold did when the swing top was breached. Whether that has anything to do with the slightly underbubbled mouthfeel, I couldn't say for sure.

Flensburger Weizen, despite its under-the-radar status, is actually a pretty good version of this honored Teutonic style. I'm convinced that Flensburger Brauerei could come up with a more compelling tag line than 'Germany's most northerly wheat beer', but at least they've succeeded in brewing a lovely hefe weizen that is deserving of more attention that it gets.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2006 13:09:47 | More by BuckeyeNation
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ProfessorHops

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance- hazy dark gold. Strong lacing, of course I might have poured it wrong, I wasn't paying attention.

Smell- mellow and full of floral note. Citrus in the far back. A very good smell.

Taste- Very good!!!! Not to bitter at all. Buttery thick grains coat the tongue with hints of onion on the edge.

Mouthfeel- a little syrupy, with some sand..

Drinkability- not Coors light. But very easy to drink. No discomfort at all.


A great beer to drink with a hot dog.

Gulp Gulp,
PH

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2006 08:14:32 | More by ProfessorHops
Flensburger Weizen from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
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