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Flensburger Weizen - Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

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BA SCORE
82
good

102 Reviews
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Reviews: 102
Hads: 187
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.09%
Wants: 9
Gots: 20 | 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:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 11-24-2002

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Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours moderately hazy with a thick but active 1/4" of white foam on top. The head stuck around for only about a minute until it receded into the beer to remain a small ring around the top of the beer. A minute more, and the beer was pretty still looking with a few bubbles rising, but these didn't maintain the head. There was no lacing to speak of.

Aroma: Very mild fruity aromatics with a major compliment of the toasty malts. This is a little unusual for this style, but you won't hear me complaining. I get more bubble gum in the aroma of this beer than I do clove or banana. There is a subtle floral hop thing going on, but it is really reserved leaving the malt to be the main contender.

Taste: The flavor is really malt driven as well. There are a few phenolics, but for the most part this beer tastes like a Pilsner fermented with a slightly fruity ale yeast. I don't get a lot of dry wheat or a watery flavor like a lot of beers in this style give you. It is different, but pleasant. The flavor has a sweet aftertaste with some mild fruit that lingers for quite some time. The malt is in charge of this beer, and that doesn't change the entire time. The finish is pretty wet with a refreshing sweetness from caramelized malts to linger on the palate long into the finish.

Opinion: I like this beer quite a bit because it isn't your traditional weizen beer. It is much more malt balanced and I like this fact about it. I will have to ding it on a few aspects of the style because I have to, but I think that this is a really clean and well crafted beer. I am sure that I will be drinking it again in the future, but suffice it to say that this really isn't a good beer for someone wanting a weizen style beer. It is very different from the norm. (1,774 characters)

Photo of Drew966
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flensburger Weizen pours a hazy light copper color with a huge white head from a 33cl brown swingtop bottle. The aroma is more clove than banana. Flavor strikes me as having a caramel or toffee taste to it. Clove is definitely noticeable, but mild, banana seems to be missing altogether. Refreshing and enjoyable, worth a try. (326 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(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. (788 characters)

Photo of TexIndy
2.73/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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) (444 characters)

Photo of jrb1001
4.56/5  rDev +26%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

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. (334 characters)

Photo of weeare138
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.
Not bad. (479 characters)

Photo of allengarvin
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (521 characters)

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (469 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (2,377 characters)

Photo of ProfessorHops
4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Gulp Gulp,
PH (500 characters)

Photo of ZAP
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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... (318 characters)

Photo of HardTarget
2.8/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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 couldn’t do with its brothers. (482 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Quite nice. (776 characters)

Photo of Bighuge
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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. (428 characters)

Photo of Jredner
2.44/5  rDev -32.6%
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. (420 characters)

Photo of hanco005
4.2/5  rDev +16%
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. (926 characters)

Photo of jeffaz02t
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (356 characters)

Photo of chilidog
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
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. (493 characters)

Photo of nlmartin
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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. (573 characters)

Photo of maxpower
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (311 characters)

Photo of Sigmund
4.07/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330 ml fliptop bottle, bought in Germany. Hefeweissbiers have had quite a renaissance in Germany, so why not one from the Bundesrepublik’s 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. (340 characters)

Photo of Globetrotter
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (880 characters)

Photo of JohnfromDublin
3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
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. (577 characters)

Photo of paterlodie
4.17/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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. (700 characters)

Photo of watermelonman
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
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. (375 characters)

Flensburger Weizen from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
82 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.