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Flensburger Weizen - Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

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104 Reviews

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Reviews: 104
Hads: 192
Avg: 3.61
pDev: 18.56%
Wants: 10
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG visit their website

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 Bung
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Photo of stcules
2.09/5  rDev -42.1%
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.

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Photo of gford217
3.19/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

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Photo of Suds
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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Photo of tpd975
3/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

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Photo of homebrew311
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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Photo of yemenmocha
3.27/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of Todd
3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.5/5  rDev -3%
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.

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Photo of mdagnew
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
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...

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Photo of matjack85
3.97/5  rDev +10%
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.

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Photo of rarbring
3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

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Photo of HardTarget
2.8/5  rDev -22.4%
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.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is a nice weizen but there are a lot more exciting ones out there. It was nice to try and has a little bit of own personality. But it wll not make my regulars list.

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Photo of Globetrotter
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found in the "World of Beer" kiosk in north-central Moscow. I could have chosen the half liter or 1/3 liter bottles. I went small. Brown swing-top container with a yellow and gold label featuring a sailing ship surrounded by the name. Purity law applies, of course. Best before 9/8/05, I opened it on 7/23/05.

Poured a very cloudy orangish gold under a one finger white head that settled a bit too quickly, leaving just a few spots of lace. The nose is mild and very bready, with a touch of coriander. The mouth is very, very prickly and quite light, yet it somehow manages to be pretty sticky. Nice wheat flavor here, although a bit weak on the spiceyness. It is strong with malt, adding just a touch of refreshing hoppiness in the finish. There's a bit of fruit here, too, leaning towards the sour side. The strong aftertaste mixes bread, fruit and spice. A pleasant quaffer.

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Photo of bmwats
3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 33 cl bottle into a weizen.

A: Very dark golden hue. Pours about a half finger, foamy, white head. No real head.

S: Wheat, fresh tea, and cola.

T: Pungent wheaty tone. Heavy on the cola. A little...walnut in there methinks.

M: Light body, a little punchy. Slightly bitter finish.

D: Session style.

Atmosphere is decent. Dark hue, nice head, but no lacing. Nose is only slightly reminiscent of wheat, with this cola thing much more prominent. Also, cola flavor is the most outstanding characteristic. Not bad, just not really a characteristic weizen. Overall, this is a pretty decent quaff.

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Photo of Drew966
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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Photo of nlmartin
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer was poured into a pub glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a hazy coppery coloration with a ruby center. The head was creamy white about an inch with great retention. Good rings of lacing remains on the glass.

Smell: The beer has a great wheaty yeasty smell with lemony cloves.

Taste: The beer has a great wheaty lemony banana bread spiced with cloves.

Mouthfeel: This is a light beer with good carbonation. This is a very clean and slick tasting beer.

Drinkability: This is a very easy drinking and tasty beer. Just a dam good Hefe all the way around.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.26/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated 032616 at 44 degrees into snifter
Aroma weak, grainy
Head average (four cm, aggressive pour), white, creamy, diminishing to 3-4 mm ring and partial layer
Lacing poor – some tiny islands of tiny bubbles
Body medium yellow, slight haze after chill haze disperses
Flavor – not much. Slightly sweet and a little yeasty. Overpowered by the palate.
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation.

Appearance 4, Aroma 3, Flavor 3, Palate 4, Overall 3.5

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Photo of daliandragon
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of paterlodie
4.17/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A typical Bavarian beer comming from up north... hummm see how they make this specialty. Best before08-09-05.

Pours in great, giving you a very thick and longlasting head and a gold/orange looking beer thats totaly clouwded.
Smell is very typical Weizen-like with lots of banana and sour wheat. Taste if fully flavored too, creamy, malty, wheat and litle sweet. Then a good and clean aftertaste with just a litle bitterness and is mostly maltaromatic and sweet. Mouthfeel is as impressive as smell was. The carbon dioxide that's in massive even pushes the fresh and clean overalfeeling up.
Drinkability is good but maybe the CO2 will play parts if you drink more then just one or two. Good beer.

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.57/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.82/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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Flensburger Weizen from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
82 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.