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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 rarbring
3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

Photo of sweethome
3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

Photo of Bung
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of SWMeyer4141
3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

Photo of loobear
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint

A - Thick and creamy white head with beautiful lacing and decent retention. Extremely cloudy caramel body.

S - I was sitting a good two feet from the bottle when it was opened and I could still smell it. Rich banana and honey scent. Reminds me of banana bread with lots of sugar. Delicious.

T - Tastes like a banana flavored wine, if that's even possible. Aftertaste is a bit vinegary. Darn.

M - Not much carbonation, but I think it works in this case. Creamy and tart but still fairly smooth.

O - If you can get over the strange aftertaste, this beer is a pretty solid choice.

Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Photo of OttoPeeWee
4.43/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I bought this for the swing top for my homebrew as I am tried of choking down grolsch. Served in a Chicago Beer Society glass. It pours golden with a creamy head almost the consistency of a british beer. As a matter of fact it has the mouthfeel very consistent with a british beer as well. It does not have much carbonation and it is thick and perhaps buttery. The smell is fantastic, very banana. The taste is more savory with caramel undertones, with a hint of sweetness. It is similar to the hard yellow brach candles with some husk grain. Any booze in the smell is totally nonapparent in the taste. You could chug it down, but you'll want to savor it. Very good, very unique in all it's fantastic imperfections.

Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another random one I decided to crack open for no particular reason. Smooth and even head of white leads to light lacing on top of a golden straw colored body. Light aroma of bread, hints of light grains, pears, a touch of a hop note trickles in as it warms. Again very light feel, crisp, clean, refreshing and very well done I have to admit. Light taste of banana and smooth cloves and its all gone in just an instant.

Overall again pretty solid for the style, gotta give it up, I could do these all day long.

Photo of BeanBone
3.55/5  rDev -3%
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.

Photo of Nedredi
4.9/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought swing top bottle from Central Market in Plano, TX
drank from my Weizen glass.

Appearance: Upon pouring the beautiful hazy golden body really got my hopes up. The head was fairly thick and persistent. Nice lite cream color.

Smell: My experience is limited so I can't put a name to all specific spices, but it certainly smelled like nice banana to me. In my experience this is always a good sign.

Taste: The first thing I noticed was how full it was. The banana gave way to a wonderful sweet wheat taste. It has a nice refreshing feel that finishes with just the right amount of bitterness. Nice and malty throughout.

I've been exploring Hefs for about 6 months now and this has taken the lead for me. Damn fine...Damn fine. If you're a hef fan you will not be disappointed.

Photo of Nerudamann
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
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!

Photo of ronniebruner
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

Photo of Dster
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The plop of openening the top aroses the primal german in me. The smell, for me, is outrageous. There is a strong smell of bananna or rather laffy taffy. The appearance is a normal deep gold with lacey head. Mouthfeel is silky, but I am a sucker for this style of beer. Taste has a strong citrus taste in the front along with the normal banannas and clove tastes. But a mild but delicious taste paired with a very easy to open bottle would make these very drinkable.

Photo of yemenmocha
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

Photo of tpd975
3/5  rDev -18%
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.

Photo of czfreeman
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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

Photo of Mosstrooper
2.8/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of MOB210SA
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the style of beer that I would never actually purchase, but the other 2 styles I had from Flensburger were pretty good. Not to mention they are reasonably priced (but thats not ever an issue for me.)

Pours a large almost 3 finger soft pillowy head that is eggshell. The color is a cloudy light golden amber. Head dies but seems to be retaining well but then eventually fades to thick bubbly layer. No lacing.

Fruity, light bannana and grassy hay/oaty. Rather light subtle flavor.

Corny with slightly fruity aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is very light. medium/high carbonation

Medium carbonation with light/medium body. Its light and drinkable.

Photo of blackdog1101
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stange glass.

A- Pours a cloudy yellowy orange into the glass. Makes a 2 finger head but doesn't last long. No lacing on the glass.

S- Malt, banana, spices.

T- Malt and bread, with some spice and citrus. Also some honey.

M- Mouthfeel was good, but a bit thin. Good carbonation level.

D- This probably isn't a hefe I'd search out, but it's not bad by any stretch. It's average, and there are many better choices available.

Photo of drabmuh
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer comes in an attractive flip-top bottle. Beer is cloudy and yellow, nice head moderate carbonation. Looks like a hefeweizen.

Smells sweet and has those characteristic ethers you associate with this style. Smells awesome.

Beer is a little sweeter than I expected. A lot of malt is present in the flavor. Beer is really smooth and I'm really enjoying it a lot. Body is a little too thick for the style in my opinion. Overall a great hefe.

Photo of drpimento
3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

Photo of scruffwhor
2.93/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazey and dark copper with sunshine yellow highlights at the bottom of my glass. Very quick head for a weizen, leaving only a ring of only a minute after the pour. The light bananas also have cheryy mixed in with this wheat bread aroma. Not very yeasty and very subtle. I like wheat beers with an upfront scent profile, not too much ambiguity. The taste starts with some wheat bread. The finish is a bit flat. I was missing out on some carbonatio that is seen but not felt. Not to mention the increasingly lighter and lighter malt flavors as each sip finishes.

Photo of jdubjacket
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Photo of aeminter
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy dark straw color with a rather weak head and no lacing

Nice banana-clove smell with a pleasant malt background and just a hint of apricot.

Well, the standard flavor profile is there, but I feel like I'm having to look for it. Otherwise the mouthfeel is nearly spot-on.

All-in-all not a bad beer.

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