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Flensburger Weizen - Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

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BA SCORE
83
good

158 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 6
Gots: 15 | 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 gford217
3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

Photo of jujubeast6000
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Bottle BB 113109):

Pours a very pale yellow color body, somewhat cloudy. Small creamy whitish head. Lastingish. Banana aroma, some alcohol. Light fruit. Spiciness too. Banana and fruit taste. Light spiciness. A little too harsh for a typical hefeweizen. Somewhat malty taste.

Photo of Darius75
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A-Darker golden hue with some opacity. Head is white, with thin retention after a light pour.

S-Wheat predominates (duh), with a hint of spices. I'm not getting much else.

T-It's got good wheat presence with some cloves and a hint of fruit at the sip's zenith. The fruit note is comparable to bananas or plantains, but I had to be patient for it.

M-This beer has a clean mouthfeel; not watery or insubstantial. The medium to high carbonation would be too much in heavier beers, but it's just right for the style.

D-I could probably quaff three of these and walk the balance beam like a champion. I may pick up some more as an accompaniment to spring and summer snacking. Flensburger Weizen would also be good alongside a lighter cigar or miniature.

Photo of roddwolff
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
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

Photo of clayrock81
4.1/5  rDev +12%
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.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Schwab
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a 0.33l swing top bottle. Pours nice in a glass, decent head but below average for a hefeweizen. Carbonation was ok, somewhat malty but a little bit thin overall.

If you are used to Southern German hefeweizen, you may not like this as much. It is more the Berliner style IMO than the nice Southern type like Tucher, Sanwald, etc.

Photo of Quej
4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

Photo of Wasatch
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of angelmonster
3.05/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

Photo of jamesgt
4.65/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Exceptional white beer. Actually the best one I ever drank. I will buy it often :)

It has a nice flip bottle and it is massive.

Smell is fresh banana and some honey.

The taste of it is sweet and very smooth.

Alcohol taste is not recognizable (but it is 5,1%).

Photo of jwc215
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of avalon07
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of gabeerfan
3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

Photo of Ecliptica
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Been a fan of the Flensburger brews, so I decided to pick this up during my Stout run this past week (five stouts, one Hefeweizen, why not, right?).

Poured from the 33 cl. ceramic-top bottle into a pint glass and noticed it poured an opaque, hazy, cloudy orange color - much darker than I expected. It left an inch-and-a-half head that maintained its lacing throughout.

The smell, IMO, was pretty awful; no real hint of anything except some yeast and banana and it really detracted from the beer. Thankfully, it didn't taste as bad as it smelled (or I got a bad bottle), because this was really the only lacking feature of this beer.

The taste is slightly above average for the Hefeweizen style, some cloves, some citrus, a ton of yeast and pretty sweet overall. It actually tasted a bit hoppy, which is strange for a Hefeweizen, but the taste was definitely above average.

Perfect amount of carbonation and excellent sour-y taste that made for great drinkability. I wasn't planning on having a beer tonight, but I was just thirsty and this was an absolute perfect thirst-quencher. I don't know if I could drink this as a session beer, because it is a tad bland, but it's certainly an above average beer that I'd recommend to anyone familiar with other Flensburger products.

Photo of AlexLMS
2.4/5  rDev -34.4%
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.

Photo of stcules
2.08/5  rDev -43.2%
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.

Photo of Suds
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

Photo of mdagnew
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
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...

Photo of SilentSabre
3/5  rDev -18%
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.

Photo of bark
2.53/5  rDev -30.9%
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…

Photo of goochpunch
2.42/5  rDev -33.9%
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.

Photo of Chaz
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Photo of daliandragon
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of acrawf6
3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

Flensburger Weizen from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
83 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.