Thunderweizen | Lightning Brewery

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3.75/5
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67 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lightning Brewery
California, United States
lightningbrew.com

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by xlperro on 10-22-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,213
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
67
pDev:
11.73%
 
 
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2
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4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of d_kizzle
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Aromas and flavors of dried pineapple, lemon, banana and cloves. Overall this is a good American hefeweizen, but a bit too much of a bitter hop finish.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.07/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sasquatch_B_Foot
4.27/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Decent beer, needs a lemon slice to kick it up.

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Photo of amesle
4.52/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love the Orange-y color

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3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
3.3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours very, very cloudy with a rather modest head; good stickage and a decent amount of lace

Smell: Banana and bubblegum, with some wheat bread underneath

Taste: Wheat bread, up front, with some banana and bubblegum, in the middle; very phenolic, after the swallow, with a strong band-aid flavor and a slightly metallic finish; tartness in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; the mouthfeel is just all wrong for a hefe, which should be creamier and have more buoyant carbonation

Overall: It is a rare American craft brewery that can brew a great hefe; sadly, Lightning is not one of them

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3.24/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Appearance: Hazy orangey yellow color, reminded me a bit of orange juice. Not much head

Smell: Citrusy, wheaty

Taste: Citrus up front, then wheat flavors, not much in the way of traditional hefeweizen yeast flavors

Mouthfeel: Light body, good carbonation

Overall: Somewhat disappointing. Not too much of a hefeweizen. Might be better classified as a different wheat style, though I still feel it is just an unusual wheat beer

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3.84/5  rDev +2.4%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.96/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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Thunderweizen from Lightning Brewery
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 67 ratings