Flensburger Weizen
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Style:
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #273
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
83
Ranked #40,327
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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Suds from Missouri

3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Swing top bottle, 33 cl. The liquid is murky, cloudy, hazy, and a burnt blond-straw color. The head is initially very tall and firm. It's puffy and brilliantly white. The aroma has a hint of bananna, yeast, and distant smoke. There's a little clove, but not as intense as it could be. The yeast gives the beer a very rustic character. Moderate to very light in sweetness, but with a solid heft, this beer is satisfying. It's nicely carbonated, and doesn't have much hop quality at all. It's spot-on for a decent Hefe. Thirst quenching, and very enjoyable. It's better than expected, and I'd probably buy it again.

Feb 02, 2008
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Todd from California

3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This sample was purchased in Berlin, Germany.

Comes in a cool looking 33cl mini-swing top brown bottle with a best before date stamped on the rear label.

Classic weissebier appearance; cloudy golden straw, with dark amber hues in the center, topped with a sticky, pillowy, white foam head with ample retention.

Aroma on this sample is a bit musty, yeasty, with clove underneath and strong wheat husk in the nose; slightly twangy.

Luscious. Sweet banana bread in the malt, smooth medium-body and mouthfeel that glides and coats the palate. Caramel undertones. Clove and tea-like flavours push through the banana character with notes of floral and herbal. Wheat lends a touch of sourness to the flavour, with a mild twang and upfront crispness; a bit dry, too. And a touch of lemony citric acid adds another depth to the hops, while bringing some refreshment to the palate. Coarse finish, dry with wheat tannins that linger briefly.

A pretty damn solid weissebier. Expected and welcomed.

Apr 13, 2003
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Jason from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33cl brown reusable swing-top bottle with a drink before date on the back label.

Apperance: Hazy yellowish golden with a few yeast particles floating around. Cropped white head stays as long as the beer is around.

Smell: Fruity and estery with some phenolics and spicy clove, fruitiness is of vague banana and tart plum. That trademark fermented wheat malt twang is there also.

Taste: Solid malt base with enough phenolic and spicy clove to balance, minimal hopping. Fruity with a tart plum character and banana in the back, estery with some higher alcohols as well show some wild hefe yeast activity.Finishes spicy dry on the palate.

Mouthfeel: Very crisp with a well textured carbonation in the modestly sized body.

Drinkability: Good enough to stand on its own as a beer to quaff though the night and complex enough to pair up with just about any kind of food ... very versitile.

Nov 24, 2002
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ZAP from Minnesota

3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
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...

May 18, 2006
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Bighuge from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
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.

Apr 28, 2006
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maxpower from Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Mar 12, 2006
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Chaz from Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours golden orange and hazey in color, with some chill haze. Off-white head of good duration and with very good lacing. Good visible carbonation. Spicey, pungent yeast and cloves on the nose, very pronounced. Notes of vanilla, and muted banana. Rich malt profile, seems about half-half, with lots of sweet crystal/pale malts. Smooth, rich, and very creamy on the first sip, coating the tongue. Mildly sweet, with light floral elements in the aromatics, and a subtle spiciness bubbling underneath. Light tangy sourness lingers nicely, easily cutting the sweetness. Medium-bodied but drinks bigger, albeit with excellent drinkability. I prefer a bit more acidity in the style, but it's hard not to love this brew for what it is. Also, while the spiciness in the nose didn't pan out in the long run, this would pair nicely with a spicey cuisine or a sharp cheese. I'll pick this one up again.
Served chilled in a weizen glass.

Jun 15, 2007
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Pegasus from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy golden in color, witha moderate white head, excellent lacing, and small streams of carbonation.

Aroma: Green apples, ripe bananas, and cloves dominate the aroma with a pleasing complexity.

Taste: Opens with a sturdy wheat note at the open, bitter apple, bananas, and moderate medicinal bitterness, which carries throughout the taste, finishes dry with an earthy yeast note.

Mouth feel: Smooth, fairly full, soft, and pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A pleasant example of the style, not outstanding, but quite drinkable.

Nov 24, 2006
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Sigmund from Norway

4.07/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

Aug 23, 2005
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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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chilidog from Ohio

3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Mar 28, 2006
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stcules from Italy

2.09/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Deep yellow, tending to orange. Lightly veiled. White foam, compact, quite beautiful.
A lot of banana, and some cloves, in the smell. Absolutely sweet, with a strong banana, and also strawberry, and chewing gum.
A bit less in the taste, but it remains too sweet. And also aftertaste. Heavy.
With a low drinkability.

Mar 02, 2008
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yemenmocha from Arizona

3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

Nov 03, 2010
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

Apr 29, 2006
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LarryKemp from Texas

3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This weizen poured a bright white fairly long lasting head that rounded to a cloudlike bulge above the lip of the glass. Initially it was clear but after a little swishing of the beer in the bottle, I got the weizen cloudiness that had settled on the bottom.

The aroma was more cloves than anything else. Not overpowering.

The taste was more bubble gum than anything else. Nice and sweet. Again nothing over the top.

The mouthfeel was just what I expect from a good wheat beer. Medium light body with a lot of carbonation playing with the tongue and roof of the mouth.

A very drinkable beer. I saw this on the shelf of the liquour store and never had seen it before. Bought it on a lark and am glad that I did. I will certainly keep a couple of these around the fridge.

Nov 28, 2006
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Morris729 from Texas

3.3/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fairly clear light golden color with a foamy white head. Nose is fresh wheat and a lightly fruity banana aroma with a bit of musty yeast in the background. Taste is sweet honey wheat with a bit of clove and some dry cracker notes. Decent enough but nothing worth seeking out.

Oct 28, 2006
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feloniousmonk from Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

Jun 26, 2006
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TexIndy from Texas

2.73/5  rDev -25.8%
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)

Jul 25, 2006
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HardTarget from Texas

2.8/5  rDev -23.9%
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.

May 01, 2006
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weeare138 from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Jul 09, 2006
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Globetrotter from Virginia

3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Jul 25, 2005
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SilentSabre from North Dakota

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

$2,45 Camp Creek World of Beverage Atlanta, GA USA
Swing-top bottle that opened with a nice, solid "pop" when the hinge forced the top to un-seat. Very average German Hefe all the way around. Appearance was par for the course with a slightly cloudy yellow-orange colour and a big, fluffy white head. Standard banana and spices Hefe combo in both the smell and the taste. I'd buy it again because I really enjoy the style, but I won't be rushing out to stock up on it. Again, very average.

Sep 09, 2007
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GCBrewingCo from North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer poured into the glass cloudy pale golden with and almost white tall and frothy head which lasted to coat the glass.

The aroma was lightly spicy and with wheat through the huge head. The aroma contained a definitely clove spice presence and a soft wheat aromatic. The aroma was also lightly earthy in character.

The flavor was clove spice and bananas when slurping the overflowing head to prevent the desk from becoming a sticky mess. Wheat and a malty caramel when first contact was made with the palate, this was followed by a low bittering which kept everything in check. The flavor was lightly estery with some banana character at a very low level.

The finish was just dry with a lasting clove spice and low bittering into the aftertaste. The body was medium with a fairly high carbonation level, but a slickness in the mouthfeel. A run of the mill Weizen, nothing to seek out.

12 ounce flip top bottle.

Nov 03, 2006
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BuckeyeNation from Iowa

4/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Jun 13, 2006
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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
Flensburger Weizen from Flensburger Brauerei
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 254 ratings