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Brewed by Flensburger Brauerei
Style: German Hefeweizen
Flensburg, Germany
Serve in Weizen

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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The german wheat beers are travelling north. This fairly new wheat sets itself apart from the typical bavarian by its unique taste and the typical flensburger bottle.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tranquillity (1433) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2006
330ml bottle. I had high expectations on this one, due to the complexity of its brother Dunkel. The colour is very strange - golden hazy. The aroma is standard with nothing special jumping out of it. Strong in taste, not many bubbles. There’s something here that’s not quite right. The bitterness and absence of roundness, not typical for a wheat beer. tbone’s experiences seem similar to mine, but this bottle is almost fresh. I will return, but to the dunkel one.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tenghave (402) - Taastrup, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2006
Øl (50 cl.) købt i Tyskland. Øllen er tis-gul og ufiltreret. Har naturlig frugtagtig og let gær smag som weizenbeer har og fylder godt i munden. Skummet er hvidt og tæt. Virker stærere end andre weizenbeer. Duften er sødlig og en anelse gærret. En af de bedre weizenbeer jeg kender.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (8823) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2006
330ml swingtop bottle. Unclear pale yellow. Some white foam. Fresh wheaty aroma. Banana flavour. Watery. Standard weizen.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sysadm (25) - Århus N, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2006
Very strong banana aroma. Yeast-dry flavour. Hazy golden body with nice head. Quite nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14423) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2006
Bottle. Good sized head with good duration. Golden color. Aroma is fruit and malt. Taste is malty and a bit of banana.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2006
12 oz flip top bottle. Nice looking cloudy golden pour with a thick and firm white head. Aroma is light but very pleasant and typical of a decent hefewiezen, with banana and citrus yeastiness. Flavor is well in the zone for a quality German hefe, with lemony tartness, a good and prominent wheat flavor, and a light hoppy bitterness. Very good if not great. Just a bit more watery than some I have had, and the flavor is not as bold as the best of the style. No negatives here, just not a beer that stands out from the rest except for the swing top bottle. Very enjoyable. $2.25 for a single at Broudy’s, Orange Park, FL.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TBone (13359) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 29, 2006
Flip-top bottle (BB 04/2006)
Hazy dark orange, small creamy white head. Dry malty, papery nose - not very hefeweizen-like. Papery cardboard wheaty flavor, quite dry mouthfeel. Maybe bottle was a bit past its prime.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4811) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2006
From Northern Germany I’m told. The banana is there but it is light. Very light citrus. Flavor is more crisp and clean than thick, but it has some sweetness and all around no flaws are to be found. The swingtop is an unneccessary expense. Cloudy and some sediment.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heykevin (1280) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - APR 17, 2006
Hazy golden. Some nice hefe notes. Rich with banana and sticky wheat. Perhaps the most banana-y hefe I’ve ever smelled. Medium bodied, good esters. More bananas in the flavor, but not too much (overripe character I’ve experienced) This is quite a decent hefe.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2006
Half way in between a crystall clear and unfiltered wheat beer.Very strange to see a Bavarian-style bannana wheat beer this far north in Germany. The Flensburger brewery has yet to disappoint me.


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