Flensburger Weizen
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Style:
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #275
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
83
Ranked #40,285
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 13.04%
Reviews:
120
Ratings:
254
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Flensburger Brauerei
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  12
Gots
  46
SCORE
83
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

2.76/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

11.2 ounce bottle - Sherlock's in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a darkened golden body with a light dusting of haze. Smallish, near white head.

Smell: Yeasty bready with a little wheatiness and some rather faint, faint notes of clove, herb, orangey citrus.

Taste: Wheat, bread and a light, quickly vanishing sweetness followed by an ill-defined hint of fleeting fruitiness. Ultra low hints of spice, herb. There's light and refreshing, there's mild yet appetizing, but this is just weak and bland. It's a dud.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-low carbonation.

Overall: Well, the beer's a clunker, but, boy, how about that adorable lil' bottle, huh?

Oct 05, 2020
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RobertColianni from Pennsylvania

2.81/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

L: Frothy, eggshell head; dark amber, brownish body.

S: Bread.

T: Bread, biscuit.

F: Dry, chewy, granular, oxidized.

OVERALL: Absolute garbage. Fresh bottle is oxidized, chewy, broken apart, and totally misses all the pleasant nuances of the Weizen style.

Jul 06, 2020
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KS_Augsburg from Illinois

3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good Hefeweizen, and somewhat of a surprise because Northern Germany is not traditionally Hefeweizen territory. The Northern beers tend to be a bit more on hoppy side, more bitter and less fruity and floral. So this does not have the soft banana and clove notes of their counterparts from Bavaria. Still, very enjoyable.

Jun 21, 2020
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Nass from Florida

3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

The pour is orange. I'm getting some of the banana on the nose from the yeast esters. I'm getting the banana on the taste as well but i'm not picking up much of the cloves. I concur that there is a lemon note to this beer as well. There is a best by date on the side of the bottle label. Cheers!

Sep 02, 2019
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Impetuous from Montana

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mostly clear golden body with small off white head.

Light banana and clove, refreshing and clean. Carbonation leaves some fuzziness on my tongue.

Good.

Jun 18, 2019
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Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

2.05/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

On sale, this ran me $6.99 a 4 pack for 11.2 fl oz swingtop brown glass bottles.

5.1% ABV. "Wheat beer." From their website: "The Flensburger among the wheat beers. Golden colour, fresh, sparkling and naturally cloudy. The top-fermented beer specialty, brewed with finest wheat and barley malt, characterized by a fruity and refreshing taste. 5,1% vol. , 11,6° Plato"

APPEARANCE: Surprisingly clear for a German wheat beer...seems filtered, which I didn't expect.

Head is nothing impressive...off-white and ~1-2cm in height.

AROMA: Baked bread, cerevisiae yeast, bready malts, a blip of vanilla. If you told me this was a dunkel, I might believe you; suggests a surprisingly bready beer lacking the usual refreshing soft wheat base I'd expect given it's, well, a wheat beer.

Aromatic intensity is average.

TASTE: Bready. Brown bread, bready malts, bread yeast, bread starter. A hint of sourdough towards the finish. Not particularly enjoyable, and not evocative of wheat. Somewhere between a dunkel and a Kvass, if one can imagine that.

Maybe my bottle is old?

TEXTURE: Bready and filling. Smooth, somewhat dry, unrefreshing, medium to heavy-bodied, well-carbonated.

Has too much weight and heft for a beer with such simple and shallow flavours. Seems a bit problematic attenuation-wise as well, but I can't tell in which direction.

OVERALL: More liquid bread than beer proper. Not what I want in my wheat beers, nor I imagine what most Germans do either. I don't know what they're going for here, but even when I remove my style expectations from the equation, it remains a pretty bad beer. It's a good thing these are swingtop bottles so I can drink a bit, reseal them, and blend them with bland lager or something in the future...I find it quite difficult to finish even one 11.2 fl oz bottle given its poor taste. Surely my bottle is old or something...this seems unreasonably poor given its country of origin and current ratings.

D (2.18) / NOT RECOMMENDED

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02/20/19 bottle:

I had this before a Miller High Life Light.

I preferred the High Life Light.

D- / NOT RECOMMENDED

Feb 16, 2019
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JohnA51 from Florida

3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Trying it today, quite smooth taste, with a nice aftertaste. Overall very drinkable as weiss beers go. I'm a bigger fan of pilsners, but this is good for a warm weather change.

Sep 23, 2018
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superspak from Ohio

3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into weizen glass, best before 5/10/2018. Pours moderately hazy golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with amazing retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts the whole glass. Thick soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Perfect appearance. Aromas of big banana, bubblegum, clove, white pepper, lemon, orange, pear, apple, wheat, white bread dough, light herbal/grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale/wheat malt, and mild earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of banana, bubblegum, clove, white pepper, lemon, orange, pear, apple, wheat, white bread dough, light herbal/grass, and yeast earthiness. Mild herbal/grassy bitterness, yeast spiciness, and wheat tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of banana, bubblegum, clove, white pepper, lemon, orange, pear, apple, wheat, white bread dough, light herbal/grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale/wheat malt, and mild earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.1%. Overall this is a delicious hefeweizen! All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale/wheat malt, and mild earthy hop flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink with the mildly bitter/spicy finish. Perfectly balanced yeast/malts, and mild noble hops against sweetness. Flavorful and not watery feeling for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

Mar 17, 2018
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puck1225 from Texas

3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Huge fluffy white head on a cloudy yellow body, good lacing. Good Weisen smell, a bit fruity and grassy. Nice taste, a bit lemony. Feel is a bir watery, but overall a good beer.

Feb 15, 2018
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Tone from Missouri

3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy maize color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of Euro yeast, wheat, slight citrus hops, and a hint of candi sugar. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of Euro yeast, wheat, hint of banana, slight clove, slight floral hops, hint of candi sugar, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, weak appearance, aroma is lacking, but blend, body, and complexity is pleasant.

Feb 13, 2018
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours opaque, dark gold in color with minimal head. Taste is big banana, wheat bread, and clove. Medium bodied, high carbonation, and sweet. Solid, way above average hefe. I like other beers from the brewery more, but this is good.

Oct 26, 2017
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.6/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Flensburger Weizen has a thick, off-white head, a hazy, highly bubbly, deep gold appearance, a descending yellow-gray cloud, following the "swish & pour", and minimal glass lacing. Aroma is of banana, bubble gum, nougat, wheat bread, and wheat bread crust. Taste is of the same, with honey notes. Mouthfeel is fluffy and full, and Flensburger Weizen finishes medium dry.

RJT

Jun 06, 2017
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OlaB from Norway

3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: gives a hazy orange color when I pour from the classic bottles. A small top of head that disolver rapid with decent lacings on the glass.

A: wheat, banana, lemon,cloves

T&F: starts off sweet and fruity, both the sugary sweetnes and the banana and lemon is very noticeable, the cloves and others spices takes more over in the middle and it finishes of with dry bitterness, aftertaste is decent and lasting and what I also like is that you not get that watery mouthfeel that some other hefes does.

O: a pretty good and drinkable wheat beer actually. Of course is far from some of the bavarian top shelf wheat beers, but all Inn all quite tasty and drinkable.

Oct 15, 2016
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headlessparrot from Canada (ON)

3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow pour; head isn't out-of-control like it is with many other weizens. Flensburger is very "to style," and leans heavily on a strong banana-clove flavour (stronger than many other hefes I've tried); where it differs is that it feels a bit thinner in body--not that that's necessarily a weakness. Quite tasty!

May 14, 2016
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Poured a hazy, golden-yellow color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of clove, banana and cracked wheat. It tasted of sweet wheat with some spicy yeast and banana flavor.

Apr 29, 2016
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FLima from Brazil

3.19/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Slightly hazy golden amber color with a thick head with short retention. Below average for the style.
Aroma with notes of cloves, brown sugar and very mild banana.
Flavor with notes of wheat, lots of barley malt, overripe oranges, cloves, mild banana, yeast, honey, pears and apple juice. Dry aftertaste with a low bitterness, but very present for the style.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation.
This feels different from the traditional Hefeweizen, more malty a bit more bitter and sour with other fruits winning over banana.

Mar 13, 2016
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Big banana aroma.Banana and clove spice, though thin and frizzy carbonation. OK drinkability.Big lasting head.Thanks Mark for bringing back from Denmark.

Nov 22, 2015
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500ml, swing-top bottle, part of a small group of this brewery's wares to recently show up in Alberta.

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and mildly creamy off-white head, which leaves a few instances of chunky swath lace around the glass as it slowly and not so evenly subsides.

It smells of bready, cereal-like wheat malt, a touch of caramel sweetness, bruised banana, faint clove and white pepper spice, and a gritty, if weak earthiness. The taste is plainly sweet cereal wheatiness, a bit of generic pale malt graininess, some muddled banana, apple, and pear fruity esters, sedate earthy spice, and a dead leafy and weedy hop bitterness.

The carbonation is fairly thoroughly distributed in its soft and lilting frothiness, the body an adequate middleweight, and generally smooth, but with a sort of clammy pithiness evolving as things warm up a tad. It finishes still quite sweet, but in a generally moderated sense - that breakfast cereal wheatiness really holding fast.

Not the most complex version of the style out there, but decent enough in its earnest ways. Everything just seems muddled and underdeveloped, especially if one is looking to poke, prod, and deconstruct (guilty!). However, as something to just put back on probably one of the last nice sunny days this year, a guy could do a whole heck of a lot worse.

Sep 30, 2015
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.26/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated 032616 at 44 degrees into snifter
Aroma weak, grainy
Head average (four cm, aggressive pour), white, creamy, diminishing to 3-4 mm ring and partial layer
Lacing poor – some tiny islands of tiny bubbles
Body medium yellow, slight haze after chill haze disperses
Flavor – not much. Slightly sweet and a little yeasty. Overpowered by the palate.
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation.

Appearance 4, Aroma 3, Flavor 3, Palate 4, Overall 3.5

Aug 25, 2015
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drmeto from Germany

2.92/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

L:
-pours a golden-orange with a small to medium,frothy,white head
-low to medium carbonation visible
S:
-wheath,oranges,lemon
T:
-Follows the nose plus crackers,clove and a milky note
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-light body
O:
Pretty average Stuff
Seems like Störtebeker is the only North German Brewery that can recreate the Banana/Spice Yeast esters in their Wheat beers

Aug 22, 2015
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Hayley_86 from Netherlands

3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is a nice weizen but there are a lot more exciting ones out there. It was nice to try and has a little bit of own personality. But it wll not make my regulars list.

Jul 30, 2015
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Anacross from Oregon

3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty decent weizen. Fairly complex, crisp and moderate carbonation. Not the best weizen out there but still very enjoyable and refreshing. Will be lovely to drink it on a sunny day by the pool. Bottle is cute. Enjoy! :)

Jun 12, 2015
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Enjoying wrestlemania and beer. Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with no head at all. Smell is strange, green apples. Taste is wheat, green apples, a bit sour, unusual for the style. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, not terrible, but not what I was expecting from this style.

Mar 30, 2015
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Premo88 from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

11.2 oz. bottle poured into wheat beer glass
(8/11/15 best-by date)

L: almost entirely clear yellow to yellow-gold, white head of foam, about 1/2-inch tall; little stick or lace

S: sweet banana, lemon, sour grain ... bubble gum sweet

T: follows nose but a bit more lemon/tartness than sweet; not cloying at all

F: very drinkable, lots of carbonation, light midweight

O: another fine Flensburger brew ... everything they do is solid, perhaps not the best but very to style -- same with this hefeweizen. it's got all the right notes in all the right spots and is super drinkable. the clarity is different, almost a kristalweizen look

Sep 07, 2014
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MrIncognito from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

A - Awesome swing top 11.2oz bottle. Pours a murky/cloudy burnt amber body with a fizzy 2-finger white head that subsides quicker than most hefs. Ok lacing.

S - Muted aromas of banana and yeast. Not much clove and no hops to speak of, per style. Not as vibrant in the smell as I would like but the aromas I do get are spot on for the style.

T & M - lively carbonation that leads to a somewhat dry mouthfeel but stays wet enough to be very refreshing. Straight up banana right off the bat with a light lemon twang. Good malt backbone that is crackery. Relatively light-bodied. Again, very refreshing. Becomes a bit musty as it warms and the flavors break down a bit IMO.

O - I certainly liked this one and will drink it again. Not the best hef out there and not as refined as some but it is truly tasty and refreshing.

Aug 15, 2014
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Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 254 ratings