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Lightning Thunderweizen
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RATINGS: 67   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Taster at the brewery in Poway. Pours a cloudy, golden orange body with a finger-width, dense, white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate amount of lacing. Aroma is big on the banana bread and wheat with lots of yeast and spices. Flavor is similar. Starts with lots of wheat and banana bread before moving into a fruitcake middle and finishing with a bit of a spicy citrus. Fruity and malty aftertaste after a dry, yeasty finish. Light bodied, crisp, and refreshing. Overall, a solid beer all-around. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 25, 2009
From growler. Pours cloudy golden .Aroma is strong banana . taste is strong banana with spices. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (902) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 28, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2012 Pours a nice cloudy golden color. aroma of banana, bubble gum, and spices. flavor of banana, bubble gum, clove, and a little tobaco. this is a great hefe.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 16, 2009
On tap. Awesome Hefe. Nice cloudy golden color. Lots of aroma of banana and spices. Very reminiscent of Traditional German Hefe’s. Went great with my pot roast. This is my local brewery, so I fully support them. Viva la Poway.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4362) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 6, 2008
This is a good hefe. Pours a hazy orange with white head. Bread, sweet malt, banana, a bit of sourness, clove, spice, and nutty wheat. Nice easy drinking beer. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 29, 2008
On-tap at Breakwater. Pours cloudy orange, amber with a fluffy white head, good lace. Smells of banana and bread with some slight spice. Tastes about the same. Bready, malty, fruity and sweet. Medium body, good carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fordest (2004) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 26, 2008
On draft at Main Tap. Not a bad brew for an American Hefe. Some clove on the aromas. Flavor was more wheat twang than anything else, but it was not horrible.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Draught at Stone. Pours with a cloudy orange body and a white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is clove, then vanilla then banana. Taste is strongly banana, then a bit of citrus acidity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2008
On tap at Churchill’s in San Marcos, CA--Bright orange-yellow body with a great fluffy white head. Great looking beer! Bavarian, nutty, crisp, banana-clove nose. Great wheat presence. I really liked this beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2008
On tap @ O’Brien’s San Diego. Nose was very sweet and yeasty. Clove spice, banana, and citrus were present. Flavor was much like the nose, very sweet and yeasty. Not my cup of tea but, I can appreciate a good quality brew when I taste one.....nice.


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