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Lightning Thunderweizen
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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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The Thunderweizen is brewed in the style of a traditional German Hefeweizen: lots of wheat, vigorous fermentation, and completely unfiltered for a full, refreshing flavor that perfectly compliments San Diegoís perpetual good weather. Despite the hints of banana, citrus, clove, and other spices, we do not add additives to our beer - that impressive flavor is naturally produced.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10367) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Aroma of citrus and clove. Med body. Chewy carb. Flavor is very banana and clove. Itís clean and fresh. Finishes on a clove note. Quite tasty hefe.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finhead (1115) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2012
A cloudy, yellow pour with a white head. The aroma has fruity orange zest mixed with wheat and spices. It has a light body with crisp texture and lively carbonation. The taste is sweet and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
oc4111 (119) - USA - AUG 12, 2012
22oz bottle poured into a large wheat beer glass. Pours a dark cloudy orange. Nicely formed head with rings of lacing. Aroma and taste is bavarian yeast, banana, clove and a slight hint of lemon. Refreshing hefe. Best American version of a German hefe Iíve had although I havenít had the offerings from New Gladiator.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2018) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 23, 2012
650 bottle from Bevmo. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a medium white head that has good retention. The aroma is a big blast of banana and banana bread. The flavor, like the aroma, showcases banana with just a touch of tart lemony hops filling in the sides, add a touch of clove and a big sweet finish with lots of banana bread. The palate is thick and creamy. Finishes long and dry. Overall: Wow, possibly the best American Hefe that does not have the tag "New Glarus" on it. I loved it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (4632) - Olympia, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Craft Brewers Conference 2012
Golden, hazy with a thin head. Awesome Hefe flavor and aroma. Good grapefruit and clove spices this was a great brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5055) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Bottle. Label shows 5.5% ABV. Hazy gold pour with a medium white head. Aroma is sweet malt, wheat yeast notes, banana and soft spice. Taste is big wheat and yeast notes, soft spice, banana, and sweet malt. Typical hefeweizen taste but done well. Body is light-medium with a slightly fizzy, bubbly, carbonation. Ends with more wheat/grains, light bread dough, yeast, sweet malt, banana and soft spice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Draft @ some pizza place in San Diego. Pours cloudy pale golden color with white head. Aromas of banana and clove with some yeast. Sweet banana and clove flavors with dough and slight tartness. Medium body with soft carbonation.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2012
Candied banana and rotten egg aromas. Banana flavors. Tastes better when you hold your nose. Overall blah.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45 (1709) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Bomber from Holiday Wine Cellar. Murky yellow-gold color; this pours with a thick head on top that leaves a notch of lacing after each sip. Yeast, banana, wheat, vanilla, and light cinnamon in the aroma. Nice and soft going down, bubblegum replaces the banana with all other flavors mirroring the scent. Just the right amount of spice to compliment the sweetness of the beer. Nice Hefe. This was a pleasant surprise. It?s smooth, clean, refreshing, and pretty tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (8096) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
On tap at Churchillís Pub. Cloudy yellow body. Big banana aroma. Not terrific for style. Passable.


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