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Flensburger Weizen - Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

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BA SCORE
83
good

156 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | 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 Evil_Pidde
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The color is slightly hazy pale golden while the enormously tall white compact but still light head settles after a while leaving nice lacings.

S: Ripe banana, but not overly sweet. Citric fruits along side with fresh cut grass. Yeast and a mild spicy smell completes the fruityness.

T: Surprisingly dry and bitter. Still very obvious a Hefeweizen with the ripe bananas and the spices (mainly coriander) as well as the yeast. A bit sour. Ripe oranges.

M: Aftertaste lingers with a bitter sourness. Body is on the thinner side and carbonation is rich - just as everything should be.

O: The germans sure know their Weizens. This is a nice north German Hefe with a little drier and less sweet feel.

Evil_Pidde, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

twiggamortis420, Jun 04, 2010
Photo of stcules
2.08/5  rDev -43.3%
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.

stcules, Mar 02, 2008
Photo of ZAP
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best by 7-10-06

Run of the mill hefe....nose has some yeasty sourness to it along with a little banana...body is on the light side of medium...relatively tasteless for a hefe...some mild banana and yeasty sourness..just not a lot of flavor and I'm not a big fan of the yeasty sourness...

Many better than this...

ZAP, May 18, 2006
Photo of kscaldef
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

kscaldef, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of gford217
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330mL fliptop poured into a pint glass.

The pour is pretty unimpressive on this one. It pours a deep golden color with a very bubbly, effervescent head that recedes immediately to nothing and leaves no ring or lacing to speak of.

The aroma is very light and mainly some bananas with a light yeast aroma and hints of clove, but not a lot.

The taste is a watered down version of the aroma with some banana sweetness and a bit more lemony tartness up front. The yeast backbone is there as well.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and almost watered-down with lots of bubbly carbonation.

This is an average hefe at best and the flavors are just too light and watery to make this one too enjoyable.

gford217, May 14, 2009
Photo of drpimento
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hmmm, kind of an interesting weizen. Got this bottle at Surdyk's in Minneapolis a few weeks ago. Poured with a big, foamy, light tan head and no lace. Color is a hazy (once the complete contents are poured if the bottle hasn't been aggitated before pouring) medium amber. Aroma is sort of typical Bavarian weizen: bananas and wheat with pungency and minerals. Flavor's about the same. Slightly tart, little sweetness, a little bitter. Decent body, typical weizen carbonation. Not bad. Not great. Not labeled as a "hefe" but did seem to have some yeast trub. Would have again, could be session.

drpimento, Oct 07, 2009
Photo of clayrock81
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a light orange body with cloudiness and good carbonation leading to a solid one-finger head that stuck around. Good smell of citric notes, mostly lemon, along with some spices and clove up front. A perfect wheat balance with some sticky sweet malts creates a thin-bodied but smooth, creamy, even somewhat sweet hefe that contains that classic sharp fruit taste and minor bitter hoppy aftertaste that is great. The spices perk up the beer too, as there is a good blend of pepper, clove and coriander. A perfectly sessionable german hefe.

clayrock81, Mar 26, 2009
Photo of dcmchew
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

dcmchew, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of tpd975
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a nice clear yellow. Small white head no retention or lace.

S: apples and pears, loads and loads of sweet summer fruit. Mild yeast and a hint of spice.

T: Sweet fruits apple mostly hints of overripe pear. Yeast too.

M: Light and zippy.

S: Just okay.

tpd975, Sep 04, 2010
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.

Suds, Feb 02, 2008
Photo of deapokid
4/5  rDev +9%

deapokid, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of Bung
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Bung, Jul 23, 2011
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.

GCBrewingCo, Nov 03, 2006
Photo of homebrew311
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden color with minimal head. I would normally expect the unfiltered look for this style, but this one looks rather pristine. The aroma is straight banana with some what malt to back it up. No hop presence to speak of. Taste is well balanced with lots of fruity banana flavors that are kept in check by dry wheat malt notes. Mouthfeel is light and moderately carbonated. Overall, a well balanced hefe with nice bright yeasty fruit notes.

homebrew311, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of allengarvin
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

allengarvin, Jun 28, 2006
Photo of Todd
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Todd, Apr 13, 2003
Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -18.3%

TX-Badger, May 28, 2014
Photo of rarbring
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer is pale hazy amber, has a white high head which leaves good lacing but small curtains.

The smell is spicy, coriander, banana and the typical wheat sourness.

The taste is sweet, wheat buns with cinnamon and cardamon, a dash of lemon.

Medium high carbonation, soft and refreshing, a medium low body, a slightly sticky finish.

A rather standard, not bad, weizen.

rarbring, Sep 25, 2011
Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

jheezee, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of matjack85
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

matjack85, May 05, 2014
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.

Pegasus, Nov 24, 2006
Photo of mdagnew
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
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...

mdagnew, Sep 25, 2007
Photo of yemenmocha
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy dark straw color with minimal head. Cute bottle with rubberized flip top. Nose has a bit of sour banana. On the palate there's plenty of wheaty flavor, banana, not so much clove, and finishes with a bready quality that is nice. Drinkable but not tremendously appetizing to have another one.

yemenmocha, Nov 03, 2010
Photo of HardTarget
2.78/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle Inspection: 07 10 06 best by (sampled 04 29 06)

Aroma: Yeasty banana, slightest sweet malt base, and just a touch of acetaldehyde.

Appearance: Short lived head of white on a hazy deep yellow.

Flavor: Sweetness helps this one out, but the same off hop (old, cheesy) flavor as the Pils.

Mouthfeel: Touch fizzy, medium thin body

Overall Impression: Eh, not bad, but few reasons to love it. I could at least finish this one, which I couldn’t do with its brothers.

HardTarget, May 01, 2006
Flensburger Weizen from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
83 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.