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Lightning Thunderweizen
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RATINGS: 63   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 Diego’s 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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (8348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
On tap at Churchill’s Pub. Cloudy yellow body. Big banana aroma. Not terrific for style. Passable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39 (3101) - Montana, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Bottle pours a hazy gold. Scent is banana and clove. Taste is fruity and wheaty. Solid

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeff789 (1406) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Not much head at all, hazy golden w a touch of amber, no lacing... aggitation makes the head look excellent... big big banana aroma, lightly spicy, some clove is notable... not very carbonated, light to medium body... decent flavor, banana and spice... pretty easy drinking...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2011
bottle... watery murky honey gold, light head, not much to look at... really interesting nose on this one, not a hefe at all, really hoppy with a bit of sour musky, almost like a gose, has me confused but I like it... really easy to drink, light grains, a bit of sourness, wheat, nice hoppy finish... nothing outstanding but easy to drink and refreshing

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (4436) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Smells pretty darn good. Lightly of bananas. The flavor is nice too; light and fruity, yet just a hint of soapy notes that brings it down a tad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3214) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 22, 2011
tap-pours bright hazy orange with a small fizzy white head nose is banana band aid, and bubblegum. huge flavors of bubblegum band aid and slight hot garbage-fairly phenolic and musty with lots of soggy grain flavors. decent and solid but not a top condender for american made hefe for sure. New Glarus runs circles around this beer! cool i got to try it though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3738) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Heavy on the lemons in the aroma with some yeast as well. The flavor is lemon/citrus with some bananas in the background. For an American take on the style, this was relatively authentic, a little different due to the lemons being stronger than the bananas and a good beer all around.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010 Banana fruit aroma. Golden coloured a little hazy in appearance hoppy and smooth on the palate with a hint of dryness in a malt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 12, 2010
Tony Roma’s sampler platter on tap in Mission, San Diego. Colour: Cloudy light orange. Nose: Bubble gum, tangerines, cream soda...a sweet delight, but a weizen? I’m skeptical.... Taste: Sweet wheat entrance...ah theres the bubble gum all over the middle body, leading to a sugary grain finish. A sweet treat!.....for those who like that sort of thing. Great looking and nice mouth feel on the plus side.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Not a great beer at all, not terrible, I wouldnt buy it again. I was expecting substantially more. bland, grainy, not much else going on.


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