Flensburger Weizen | Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

Flensburger WeizenFlensburger Weizen
BA SCORE
48.4%
Liked This Beer
3.68 w/ 221 ratings
Flensburger WeizenFlensburger Weizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
Germany
flens.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 11-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,688
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
221
Liked:
107
Avg:
3.68/5
pDev:
12.77%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
36
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 221 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of Sammy
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.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of metter98
3.57/5  rDev -3%
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 biboergosum
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.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of zeff80
3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
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.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of dcmchew
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of mactrail
3.39/5  rDev -7.9%
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 XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of BuckeyeNation
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.

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Photo of Jason
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.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another random one I decided to crack open for no particular reason. Smooth and even head of white leads to light lacing on top of a golden straw colored body. Light aroma of bread, hints of light grains, pears, a touch of a hop note trickles in as it warms. Again very light feel, crisp, clean, refreshing and very well done I have to admit. Light taste of banana and smooth cloves and its all gone in just an instant.

Overall again pretty solid for the style, gotta give it up, I could do these all day long.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a barely fogged gold with a quite minimal. Typical yeasty, spiced, banana nose, but mild and a bit "dirty" it seems. Flavor isn't bad. Banana and bubble gum. Light and airy. Could use a bit more body on the liquid IMO and the carbonation is middle of the road. Overall a decent enough hefe. Could be amped up a bit, but it is what it is.

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Photo of jwc215
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jcwattsrugger for this one...

Flip-top bottle poured into weizen glass:

Pours deep gold with a creamy white head that thins and lasts, leaving some lacing.

The smell is of a caramelish wheat, clove, some sourish fruitiness, mild banana.

The taste is of clove, tangy wheat, sourish pear/apple with an underlying sweetness, and mild banana. Malty sweetness balanced nicely by a touch of sour and dryness in the finish.

It's smooth and crisp with a light-to-medium body.

An easy-drinking HW. It didn't rock my HW world, but it's a nice one, nevertheless.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
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.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
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 tone77
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.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer comes in an attractive flip-top bottle. Beer is cloudy and yellow, nice head moderate carbonation. Looks like a hefeweizen.

Smells sweet and has those characteristic ethers you associate with this style. Smells awesome.

Beer is a little sweeter than I expected. A lot of malt is present in the flavor. Beer is really smooth and I'm really enjoying it a lot. Body is a little too thick for the style in my opinion. Overall a great hefe.

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Photo of tommy5
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brandoman63
3/5  rDev -18.5%

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Beer rating: 48.4% out of 100 with 221 ratings
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