Flensburger Weizen - Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
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3.55/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
01-22-2012 15:16:59 | More by metter98
4/5 rDev +9%
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.
06-13-2006 13:09:47 | More by BuckeyeNation
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
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
3.6/5 rDev -1.9%
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.
03-09-2009 18:21:08 | More by RblWthACoz
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
3.5/5 rDev -4.6%
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.
06-26-2006 06:02:51 | More by feloniousmonk
4.05/5 rDev +10.4%
Beer comes in an attractive flip-top bottle. Beer is cloudy and yellow, nice head moderate carbonation. Looks like a hefeweizen.
Smells sweet and has those characteristic ethers you associate with this style. Smells awesome.
Beer is a little sweeter than I expected. A lot of malt is present in the flavor. Beer is really smooth and I'm really enjoying it a lot. Body is a little too thick for the style in my opinion. Overall a great hefe.
11-13-2009 20:01:17 | More by drabmuh
3.35/5 rDev -8.7%
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.
11-16-2012 04:00:56 | More by mactrail
3.65/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
09-16-2008 02:31:56 | More by jwc215
3.93/5 rDev +7.1%
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.
07-09-2006 21:12:21 | More by weeare138
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
3.53/5 rDev -3.8%
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.
12-25-2008 23:38:04 | More by Wasatch
4.5/5 rDev +22.6%
Best By 7-10-06.
Cloudy orange/yellow. Thick crop of pure white froth. Lace is full and comes in sheets. Great aroma of creamy vanilla, banana and a little lemon. This is a very good hefe. Mouthfeel is creamy, yet also has a nice little bit of prickly carbonation to it. Body is medium-full. Flavors come through as vanilla, lemon, banana and tangy wheat. A little bit of yeastiness and doughiness as well. This is a winner.
04-28-2006 02:39:51 | More by Bighuge
2.93/5 rDev -20.2%
Pours a hazey and dark copper with sunshine yellow highlights at the bottom of my glass. Very quick head for a weizen, leaving only a ring of only a minute after the pour. The light bananas also have cheryy mixed in with this wheat bread aroma. Not very yeasty and very subtle. I like wheat beers with an upfront scent profile, not too much ambiguity. The taste starts with some wheat bread. The finish is a bit flat. I was missing out on some carbonatio that is seen but not felt. Not to mention the increasingly lighter and lighter malt flavors as each sip finishes.
09-16-2009 04:16:11 | More by scruffwhor
2.53/5 rDev -31.1%
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
09-01-2007 16:50:21 | More by bark
3.5/5 rDev -4.6%
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.
08-13-2008 13:11:37 | More by avalon07
Flensburger Weizen from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
83 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.