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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

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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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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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Jredner

Florida

2.4/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Aroma holds some slightly smokey notes at first and a bit of a hot dog water smell. Then some mild yeasty bannana aroma comes in. Cloudy yellow in color with a lasting thumb thick white head. More hot dog water in the fore and more mild smoked flavors...smoked like a little smokie..not like a Rauch. Very mild bannana notes. No spice or cloves. Has a smoked wheat grain taste that is pervasive and foreign to my palate.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2006 22:58:54 | More by Jredner
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle and into a Pilsener glass (I didn't have a Weizen glass)

Look - Kind of a deep golden color, murky, with about 2 fingers of off-white foam that dissipates somewhat slowly. Somewhat good carbonation.

Smell - Interesting combination of floral/earthy mixed with slight hoppiness and citrus tones. Also a short hint of a smokiness.

Taste and Mouthfeel - definite wheatiness to it, but without bitterness of hops, but the taste of the hops is there too. Subtly toasty. Texture is well-balanced.

Drinkability - Nice brew with interesting complexity. I wish I was more familiar with weizens to give it a better rating in regard to the style, but they seem to have done a good job on this one!

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 04:53:59 | More by Nerudamann
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Mosstrooper

California

2.8/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 12oz flip top into 23oz NY Mets pilsner glass.

Appearance: Cloudy golden-brown color with a large, slowly dissipating white head that leaves lots of spots of lace.

Smell: Typical wheat and yeast smells are prevalent, with hints of clove and phenol. A touch of spice, as well.

Taste: Very very light on flavor. A slight hint of sweetness to begin, finishing with a hint of wheat and a slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light and watery, with light carbonation and a refreshing, clean finish.

Mouthfeel: This beer was a disappointment- it has nothing about it to make it stand out, and a very weak flavor. There are many American hefeweizens I would pick over this one, and even more German ones I would pick before it. This beer isn't necessarily one to be avoided, but it's very underwhelming.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2010 23:05:43 | More by Mosstrooper
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chilidog

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A cool little beer that seems true to its style. From its flip top brown bottle, it poured a hazy, cloud of gold with an impressive white head. The head was well carbonated and stuck its lace well to settle to a quarter inch and maintained from that.
The aroma was citric wheat malt and spice. The taste was that of banana/citric with a balanced hoppy malt.
A good Weizen, though not my first choice in style, but Flensburger stayed true and dose a very drinkable and enjoyed good job at it.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2006 02:51:00 | More by chilidog
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watermelonman

California

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This poured to a cloudy golden yellow with a massive head that lasted well. There's a few bg clumps of lace.

The smell packs a fairly attractive combination of esters and wheat malt. The taste is somewhat course and very flavorful, bringing images of banana and lemon to mind. The mouthfeel is moderately crisp and the drinkability is great.

This is a good, solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2005 09:14:26 | More by watermelonman
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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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czfreeman

Michigan

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

Flensberg Weizen
Plop!Pours a light hazy brnished tangerine-orange brown color. Nice head, light, yet thick, creamy, several minutes pass before it sinks down ino the glass, leaving rocky lacing.
Aromas of lemon, orange, mutsiness from the yeast,faint hay-like sweet graininess. light pepperiness, but the serious funky pepper-banana aroma found in the top Weizens is only a faint note in this brew. Light, subdued, maybe flavor will pick it up a few notches.
Flavor is a slightly bit more watered down than expected. That being said, it is still qite good. Leaning in the opposite spectrum of sweeter Weizens, this beer is tart, peppery, lemon accented, finishing with a good boost of carbonation and light tingling pepperiness. The light grainy note found in the aroma comes through in a nice biscuity background, giving a nice back bone to this beer. Quite nice.
The mouth feel is nice, pricking, and refreshing, given the low ABV and price, this has become a new session brew for me. Good find, as I had normally only seen the Pilsner. Cheers

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2010 15:53:20 | More by czfreeman
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ZenAgnostic

Texas

3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into wine glass. Bottle stamped 09.14.11

Appearance - White or barely offwhite half finger frothy head with low decent to low retention and good lacing. Cloudy amber body.

Smell - Strong banana and nut. Pretty malty. Deep smooth and sweet.

Taste - Slightly sweet. Alcoholic finish. Aftertaste is somewhat astringent and corny like an American Adjunct Lager.

Mouthfeel - Decent creaminess up front, medium body with a light finish.

Overall Drinkability - Enjoyable but has some small flaws that put a big damper on the beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2011 04:22:51 | More by ZenAgnostic
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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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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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sweethome

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pour is slightly hazed, golden color. Decent head with moderate retention. Lacked fluffy head of many weizen biers. Nose of ripe banana.

Entry is smooth and soft - pillowy. Envelopes the palate quite well. When first opened - had a yeast-cake bite. Mellowed as the beer had time to breath.

The overall flavr profile never matched the mouthfeel for me. Some ripe banana, a little citric bite...and some yeast.

Decent traditional hefe.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 02:17:53 | More by sweethome
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BeanBone

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A thoroughly hazy golden-amber body capped by about three fingers of dense, off-white head that fades slowly and leaves patchy lacing. Lots of nice brown sediment at the bottom of the bottle.

Aroma: The nose is a mix of mild vanilla and the traditional Hefeweizen banana and clove yeast over bready and almost burnt sugary malt. This smells a bit darker than the style standard (which is far from a bad thing).

Flavor: Mild hops and lots of Hefeweizen yeast up front, with a solid base of bready and wheaty malt underneath. Again, the malt is not exactly "dark," but a little more toasty than usual. Lots of wheat and yeast in the finish.

Mouthfeel: A smooth and creamy medium body with medium carbonation that starts off mellow but ramps up after a second.

Drinkability: Easily drinkable, as you'd expect from the style.

Verdict: Flensburger's Hefe is an easy drinking, solid, and slightly darker than average example of the style. Worth a try for fans of the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2011 00:02:28 | More by BeanBone
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jdubjacket

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saw a single of these at my local store and decided to pick one up.

Pours a pale yellow color with a large, frothy head, that fades relatively quickly.

Sweet bananas in the aroma with hints of wheat, obviously. Slightly earthy.

Earthy, bready, wheaty, and a hint of cloves in the taste.

Slightly watery mouthfeel, but not overly watery.

Very easily drinkable.

A good, refreshing hefeweizen. Glad I picked this one up.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2009 22:27:37 | More by jdubjacket
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hanco005

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up, along with the dunkel and pilsner, at my local. They were new arrivals, and I wasn’t familiar with them. Looked cool so I thought I would give them a try. This Weizen is 12 ounces and poured into a weissen glass (at least I think that’s the name of the glass). The bottle has a flip top that says “pisht” when opened. The date on the back says 07.10.06.

A—pours cloudy, burnt orange with 2 inch fluffy off white head that turns into a pillow like blob, while the edges fizzle away, scattered lacing is produced

S—banana is strong, wheat and lemon, mild alcohol scent as well

T—banana is dominate, starts sweet and stays that way, I taste something else that I’m not quite sure of…it tastes like plain cooked pasta noodles. It’s very tasty and going down way too easy

M—crisp and light, light bodied, good carbonation

D—a very good weizen. I would love another, but only bought one.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2006 19:06:56 | More by hanco005
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SWMeyer4141

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served into a Pint glass

Appearance-Dark for a Hefe. cloudy brown with a 2 finger khaki head. Okay lacing and nice retention.

Smell-Sweet and Malty. Light banana aroma and light spiciness.

Taste-Lots of malt, not too much spice. Apple and citrus, not too much banana.

Mouthfeel-Light bodied. A little watery and bland. I like the lighter carbonation though.

Overall-I like it, it's refreshing, but not too flavorful. Haven't had a hefe with this much malt. Could definitely use a little more citrus and spice. Okay brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 19:57:14 | More by SWMeyer4141
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angelmonster

Colorado

3.05/5  rDev -16.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2008 06:07:39 | More by angelmonster
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JohnfromDublin

Ireland

3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted on 14th July 2005. A swing-top brown halb liter bottle, cost me €2.85 in Molloys, Dublin. Best by 06.01.05. ABV: 5.1%

Appearence; hazy amber body with nice white dense head. Classic weizen appearence.

Smell was almost nothing (very subtle, I mean!). I got a flashback of "old books" from somewhere.

Taste and Mouthfeel; quite surprising with an almost fizzy carbonation and a back-of-the-throat experience that was very pleasent. I expected a much blander sensation.

Drinkability; yes, I would certainly have a couple of these. This was a pleasent surprise.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2005 08:09:39 | More by JohnfromDublin
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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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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4.41/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sampled tonight on 1/18/14. Had this one back in 2012 once before. Comes in a nice 330ml (11.2 ounce) bottle with a ceramic stopper. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a nice hazy apricot in color with a thin off-white head. Some spotty lacing was seen. The aroma is of sweet grassy grains with a hint of banana and citrus. The taste was very pleasing and much like the smell with a slight hint of cloves for the finish. Goes down easy. Perfect carbonation. No harsh or bitter aftertaste and is one of the better German 'Hefes'.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 04:59:16 | More by BeerWithMike
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roddwolff

Mexico

3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

the appearance is ok, with and opaque golden color, two fingers of creamy foam and a ship and wheat in the logo;

the smell is citrus, some essences of wheat, banana and orange;

there's a lot of wheat in the taste and some banana also;

with a medium to high bitter in the mouthfeel, medium carbonation, left me very thirst when i finished;

in the drinkability very good!, preferably to enjoy without food

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2009 18:57:36 | More by roddwolff
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AlexLMS

Portugal

2.4/5  rDev -34.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2008 17:01:29 | More by AlexLMS
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ronniebruner

Arizona

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

Appearance is a light, beautiful golden color. The smell is typical of a wheat beer, with a slight tinge of barley. Taste is very grassy and earthy that leaves little to no aftertaste in the mouth. Pretty smooth beer if drank while extremely cold. Comes in a beautiful old style pop top style bottle.

Serving type: nitro-bottle

12-19-2010 21:53:59 | More by ronniebruner
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gabeerfan

Georgia

3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2008 03:00:53 | More by gabeerfan
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Quej

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark golden hue with white fluffy head.
S - Lovely smells of sweet citrus, banana, yeast, and even cocoa.
T - Like smells, but stronger. Reminiscent of a chocolate orange, with its slightly sour citrus notes and nice sweetness. It has nice strong bite and is very smooth.
M - Feels nicely carbonated for a Wiezen, with the nice light body.
D - Quite refreshing even when warm. Great Weizen.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2009 13:27:09 | More by Quej
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