Flensburger Weizen - Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
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3.55/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
01-20-2011 00:02:28 | More by BeanBone
4.9/5 rDev +33.5%
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.
01-08-2011 22:14:04 | More by Nedredi
3.73/5 rDev +1.6%
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!
01-02-2011 04:53:59 | More by Nerudamann
4.03/5 rDev +9.8%
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.
12-19-2010 21:53:59 | More by ronniebruner
3.98/5 rDev +8.4%
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.
11-15-2010 21:12:22 | More by Dster
3.25/5 rDev -11.4%
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.
11-03-2010 22:03:12 | More by yemenmocha
3/5 rDev -18.3%
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.
09-04-2010 20:19:56 | More by tpd975
4/5 rDev +9%
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
08-29-2010 15:53:20 | More by czfreeman
2.8/5 rDev -23.7%
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.
06-19-2010 23:05:43 | More by Mosstrooper
3.63/5 rDev -1.1%
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.
06-04-2010 22:45:05 | More by twiggamortis420
3.78/5 rDev +3%
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.
01-02-2010 01:16:59 | More by MOB210SA
3.55/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
12-18-2009 17:56:13 | More by blackdog1101
4.05/5 rDev +10.4%
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.
11-13-2009 20:01:17 | More by drabmuh
3.15/5 rDev -14.2%
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.
10-06-2009 23:23:06 | More by drpimento
2.93/5 rDev -20.2%
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.
09-16-2009 04:16:11 | More by scruffwhor
3.75/5 rDev +2.2%
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.
08-23-2009 22:27:37 | More by jdubjacket
3.53/5 rDev -3.8%
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.
06-02-2009 03:47:19 | More by aeminter
3.18/5 rDev -13.4%
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.
05-13-2009 23:11:22 | More by gford217
3.28/5 rDev -10.6%
(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.
04-18-2009 20:11:54 | More by jujubeast6000
4.05/5 rDev +10.4%
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.
04-05-2009 04:40:17 | More by Darius75
3.93/5 rDev +7.1%
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
03-29-2009 18:57:36 | More by roddwolff
4.1/5 rDev +11.7%
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.
03-26-2009 17:16:04 | More by clayrock81
3.6/5 rDev -1.9%
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.
03-09-2009 18:21:08 | More by RblWthACoz
3.5/5 rDev -4.6%
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.
01-19-2009 02:39:39 | More by Schwab
4.33/5 rDev +18%
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.
01-11-2009 13:27:09 | More by Quej
Flensburger Weizen from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
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