Flensburger Weizen - Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
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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
2.7/5 rDev -26.4%
Poured from a 12oz bottle with a fliptop and best by date on the back label. Had a nice strong yellow color with good head, carb and lacing. Had a good wheat beer smell. The mouthfeel was average. The taste however was pretty bland and tasted watered down. Ranks towards the bottom of the wheats I've tried and for a German wheat probably the bottom. I'll try again to make sure I didn't have a bad bottle but you can do better (2.5, RB, ML, O)
07-25-2006 01:06:16 | More by TexIndy
4.6/5 rDev +25.3%
This beer was purchased at Cyclone Liquors, in Ames, Iowa. This beer was very cheap but worth every penny. I am a big fan of Weizen beers and I drink a lot of them. For a cheap Weizen this is a really good beer. It is light in color and easy to drink. It is not to strong, but just right. I recommend this beer to any type of drinker.
07-23-2006 05:41:15 | More by jrb1001
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
3.65/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
06-28-2006 01:45:13 | More by allengarvin
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
4/5 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
4.15/5 rDev +13.1%
Appearance- hazy dark gold. Strong lacing, of course I might have poured it wrong, I wasn't paying attention.
Smell- mellow and full of floral note. Citrus in the far back. A very good smell.
Taste- Very good!!!! Not to bitter at all. Buttery thick grains coat the tongue with hints of onion on the edge.
Mouthfeel- a little syrupy, with some sand..
Drinkability- not Coors light. But very easy to drink. No discomfort at all.
A great beer to drink with a hot dog.
06-02-2006 08:14:32 | More by ProfessorHops
3.15/5 rDev -14.2%
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...
05-18-2006 04:33:44 | More by ZAP
2.78/5 rDev -24.3%
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 couldnt do with its brothers.
04-30-2006 23:46:09 | More by HardTarget
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
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
2.4/5 rDev -34.6%
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.
04-24-2006 22:58:54 | More by Jredner
4.22/5 rDev +15%
I picked this up, along with the dunkel and pilsner, at my local. They were new arrivals, and I wasnt 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 thats 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.
Apours 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
Sbanana is strong, wheat and lemon, mild alcohol scent as well
Tbanana is dominate, starts sweet and stays that way, I taste something else that Im not quite sure of it tastes like plain cooked pasta noodles. Its very tasty and going down way too easy
Mcrisp and light, light bodied, good carbonation
Da very good weizen. I would love another, but only bought one.
04-24-2006 19:06:56 | More by hanco005
3.5/5 rDev -4.6%
Great unfiltered look. Nice thick head. Smells slightly of citrus and has a yeasty undertone to the nose. Drinks pretty well. Not quite as sweet as many weizen beir I have had here in Germany. It is a welcome change though. It is refreshing without being overly sweet. Great beer with traditional German food. Not my #1 Weizen, but worth drinking for sure.
04-09-2006 12:25:18 | More by jeffaz02t
3.85/5 rDev +4.9%
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.
03-28-2006 02:51:00 | More by chilidog
4/5 rDev +9%
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.
03-24-2006 13:22:18 | More by nlmartin
3.5/5 rDev -4.6%
12 oz swing top bottle pours a cloudy yellow color with a huge thick foamy white head, leaves a clingy lace in the glass, aroma of wheat, bananas and spices. Flavors of wheat, banana-clove yeasty flavor. Nice medium body very clean and crisp, carbonated mouthfeel, finishes with some sweetness, very refreshing.
03-12-2006 21:29:03 | More by maxpower
4.05/5 rDev +10.4%
330 ml fliptop bottle, bought in Germany. Hefeweissbiers have had quite a renaissance in Germany, so why not one from the Bundesrepubliks northernmost commercial brewery too? Hazy golden colour, large white head. Lovely strong aroma of cloves and banana, some aromatic hops too. Flavour like an average hefe with a little more hops. Nice.
08-23-2005 19:09:39 | More by Sigmund
3.73/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
07-25-2005 04:07:47 | More by Globetrotter
3.7/5 rDev +0.8%
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.
07-15-2005 08:09:39 | More by JohnfromDublin
4.15/5 rDev +13.1%
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.
02-17-2005 15:30:23 | More by paterlodie
4/5 rDev +9%
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.
01-10-2005 09:14:26 | More by watermelonman
3.9/5 rDev +6.3%
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.
04-13-2003 16:26:25 | More by Todd
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
Flensburger Weizen from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
83 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.