Flensburger Weizen | Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

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Brewed by:
Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
Germany | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 11-24-2002

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106
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208
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
18.56%
 
 
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Photo of Suds
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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Photo of Morris729
3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

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Photo of Ecliptica
3.32/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Been a fan of the Flensburger brews, so I decided to pick this up during my Stout run this past week (five stouts, one Hefeweizen, why not, right?).

Poured from the 33 cl. ceramic-top bottle into a pint glass and noticed it poured an opaque, hazy, cloudy orange color - much darker than I expected. It left an inch-and-a-half head that maintained its lacing throughout.

The smell, IMO, was pretty awful; no real hint of anything except some yeast and banana and it really detracted from the beer. Thankfully, it didn't taste as bad as it smelled (or I got a bad bottle), because this was really the only lacking feature of this beer.

The taste is slightly above average for the Hefeweizen style, some cloves, some citrus, a ton of yeast and pretty sweet overall. It actually tasted a bit hoppy, which is strange for a Hefeweizen, but the taste was definitely above average.

Perfect amount of carbonation and excellent sour-y taste that made for great drinkability. I wasn't planning on having a beer tonight, but I was just thirsty and this was an absolute perfect thirst-quencher. I don't know if I could drink this as a session beer, because it is a tad bland, but it's certainly an above average beer that I'd recommend to anyone familiar with other Flensburger products.

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Photo of sweethome
3.32/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pour is slightly hazed, golden color. Decent head with moderate retention. Lacked fluffy head of many weizen biers. Nose of ripe banana.

Entry is smooth and soft - pillowy. Envelopes the palate quite well. When first opened - had a yeast-cake bite. Mellowed as the beer had time to breath.

The overall flavr profile never matched the mouthfeel for me. Some ripe banana, a little citric bite...and some yeast.

Decent traditional hefe.

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Photo of SWMeyer4141
3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served into a Pint glass

Appearance-Dark for a Hefe. cloudy brown with a 2 finger khaki head. Okay lacing and nice retention.

Smell-Sweet and Malty. Light banana aroma and light spiciness.

Taste-Lots of malt, not too much spice. Apple and citrus, not too much banana.

Mouthfeel-Light bodied. A little watery and bland. I like the lighter carbonation though.

Overall-I like it, it's refreshing, but not too flavorful. Haven't had a hefe with this much malt. Could definitely use a little more citrus and spice. Okay brew.

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Photo of bmwats
3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 33 cl bottle into a weizen.

A: Very dark golden hue. Pours about a half finger, foamy, white head. No real head.

S: Wheat, fresh tea, and cola.

T: Pungent wheaty tone. Heavy on the cola. A little...walnut in there methinks.

M: Light body, a little punchy. Slightly bitter finish.

D: Session style.

Atmosphere is decent. Dark hue, nice head, but no lacing. Nose is only slightly reminiscent of wheat, with this cola thing much more prominent. Also, cola flavor is the most outstanding characteristic. Not bad, just not really a characteristic weizen. Overall, this is a pretty decent quaff.

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Photo of mactrail
3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big blow-off when opening the swing-top. Settles down to a frothy light amber in the glass. Fairly spritzy on the tongue.

The estery flavors of banana and clove are in evidence. The clove seems to emerge more in the aftertaste after sipping a while. The body and general feel is pretty flabby. This seems rather sweet and bland. It seems to be lacking in the touch of sharpness that marks the Hefeweizens I prefer. Maybe it's all in the atmosphere-- a whiff of hot pretzels and some raucous singing might improve this. It's quite spicy in the nose but less interesting in the mouth.

The 33 cl bottle has the date of 11/08/13 on it. No alcohol content. Purchased at H and H Beverage in Abilene, Texas.

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Photo of mdagnew
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought from McHughs, Dublin...

Poured a slightly hazy golden yellow colour (not as hazy as most hefe's though)... White head poured typically big thick and foamy then faded slowly to nice thick layer ... lots of carbonation rises to the surface... fair amount of thick sticky lacing...

Aroma - Light typical clove spiciness with some bubblegum hints, noticeable wheat, some breadiness, very little malts, light fruitiness (banana and lemons), some peppery traces, some hay traces...

Taste – Very light biscuit malts, faint clove and wheat notes, definite breadiness, light watered down fruitiness (lemon, grapefruit and some apple notes), some floral honey, grassy and peppery hints, no real hops....

Feel - Fairly smooth with a little bite underneath... light body... As with most hefe's this is pretty refreshing and drinkable...

Overall - A very average Hefe Weizen - just a little on the bland side... probably worth a try once...

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The color is slightly hazy pale golden while the enormously tall white compact but still light head settles after a while leaving nice lacings.

S: Ripe banana, but not overly sweet. Citric fruits along side with fresh cut grass. Yeast and a mild spicy smell completes the fruityness.

T: Surprisingly dry and bitter. Still very obvious a Hefeweizen with the ripe bananas and the spices (mainly coriander) as well as the yeast. A bit sour. Ripe oranges.

M: Aftertaste lingers with a bitter sourness. Body is on the thinner side and carbonation is rich - just as everything should be.

O: The germans sure know their Weizens. This is a nice north German Hefe with a little drier and less sweet feel.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.5/5  rDev -3%
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.

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Photo of MrIncognito
3.5/5  rDev -3%

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.

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Photo of avalon07
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: When poured from a bottle to a weizen glass, this beer had a brownish color and cloudy consistency. Surprisingly little head for a hefeweizen.

S: There was a very wheaty smell, along with some malt.

T: The wheat dominated the flavor, but there was a mild amount of lemon. Not the most complex of tastes in this style.

M: A decent, but not spectacular amount of carbonation here. A smooth finish.

D: Overall, this is an okay hefeweizen. It didn't really knock my socks off, but it's drinkable.

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Photo of djura
3.5/5  rDev -3%

A - Orange color, medium carbonation, white foam, staying in the glass.
S - Orange and banana, but weaker then expected for Weizen.
T/M - Stronger bitterness then expected, with some decent hops in it. Aromatic, fruity.
Low carbonation.

O - Not bad at all.

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Photo of maxpower
3.5/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of jeffaz02t
3.5/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks goes out to jwc215 for this brew.

Swing Top Bottle

Pours a nice cloudy dark yellow/brown color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger plus creamy off-white head, which does leave some sticky lacing around. The nose is malty, with some nice yeast notes, some bannanas, and corinder. The taste is sweet, malty/yeast, with some bannana/corinder notes. Medium body. Drinkable, a nice brew, glad to have a chance to try it.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

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Photo of Sammy
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of blackdog1101
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Schwab
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of BeanBone
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of metter98
3.57/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured into a weizen glass with a two finger high white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are pleasant aromas of fruity yeast and wheat in the nose
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of apples, bananas, bubble gum and wheat along with some notes of cloves.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit thin on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink and has some refreshing qualities.

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.57/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Beertopia in Omaha, NE
Best before 01.15.13 stamped on label
Poured into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass

Flensburger's hefeweizen is a solid-looking, great-smelling, and only acceptably tasting German wheat beer. The problem lies in the strong aroma that gives the drinker a strong impression of coming greatness, but the taste is rather tame and mellowed out, whereas I wanted something bolder and stronger in flavor. The freshness of my bottle leads me to believe that if there is any oxidation, it is minimal, and that this is just a lighter wheat beer with a great aroma. If it was the only thing available in my area, it would be a good beer, but Weihenstephaner, Ayinger, and Franziskaner are all readily available and at the same or lower price point.

Pours a fairly massive head of white bubbles that are large in size, and quite retentive. Head lasts for minutes, eventually descending to a 0.3cm cap atop the beer throughout the entire drinking session. Leaves minimal, if any, lacing along sides of glass. Beer's body is a light copper-orange color with pale yellow highlights, lighter when placed near a light source, and opaque from suspended yeast. Carbonation is clearly visible along sides of glass.

Solid aroma of banana-like esters, brewer's yeast, phenol (pie spice), vanilla, wheat twang, and light citrus tartness. A very appealing and complex aroma.

Taste is somewhat of a let-down after the very pleasing aroma. While the major components are there, this is a very "pale" tasting wheat beer, other adjectives being "light," "fainter than not," and "not strong." The right flavors are all there, just not in as strong force as the aroma would suggest. The front of the tongue detects wheat malt, phenolic twang, apple juice, and some biscuit-like maltiness. Mid-palate picks up mild lemon citrus, some banana ester, continued wheat malt, and some bland cardboard flavor. Back of palate detects heartier banana esters and slight flash of lemon citrus. Aftertaste is primarily of wheat malt, somewhat biscuit-like, with residual citrus notes.

Beer is medium-bodied with modest carbonation, letting this slide along the palate at a modest pace, but resulting in somewhat placid stillness as well: could use more carbonation. Overall mouthfeel is smooth, with a fairly dry finish.

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Photo of aeminter
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Flensburger Weizen from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
82 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.
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