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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.


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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 I’ve had although I haven’t had the offerings from New Gladiator.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuedmaster (196) - Vista, California, USA - JUN 1, 2014
A very nice local version of a German Hefeweizen. Pours rich, cloudy gold with a nice white head, no lacing. Aroma of banana, clove, citrus, and wheat. Delicious, rich taste, medium sweet and light sour. Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, and sweet/sour finish. A real winner, would repeat. I didn’t know they made such good beer in Poway.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jjh19 (56) - California, USA - APR 7, 2014
Appearance: Golden orange with a decent head. Smell: I got subtle citrus in the smell. Taste: My first taste was quite sharp. I didn’t really get as much lemon or orange as I would have thought from the aroma. Mouthfeel: Too much bite. A smoother hef where the flavors find balance is more to my liking. Perhaps not an ideal bottle of Thunderweizen? Drinkability: Okay, I guess. Not a favorite.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (1881) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Draft at the stone resto on the airport. Pours a bright yellow mustard coal or with a fluffy heS. Almost an orange taste with a bready taste. Decent taste with a nice drink ability for the weather ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2351) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle. Hazy gold with a modest white head for a hefe. Wheaty bread aroma with lemon, peach, more vanilla than banana, cloves. Lovely creamy texture. Bready, sweet and fruity with a distinct tanginess and (maybe slightly over-) prominent cloves. Not all that much banana, which is very much to my taste. Rustic and refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a one finger white head. Aroma is wheat, bread, citrus fruit, banana and some spice. Taste is wheat, bread and fruity citrus and some banana. Light to medium bodied, balanced clean refreshing beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3300) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Thanks Pete! Pours a hazy golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, yeast, grain, and spice. Taste is wheat, cloves, lemon, and yeast. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Golden yellow, slightly cloudy with a tall, off-white head. Strong banana aroma, brett, orange. Taste is tangy-sweet....banana, orange, wheat, yeast. Nice strong flavor. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle. Funky bretty barnyard, and fruity wheaty aroma. Hazy deep gold with a large off-white head. Funky sour lactic, fruity, and slightly spicy flavor. Light body, moderate carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7295) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle. Strong Brett, yeast, coriander, and wheat malt aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange/banana and wheat malt flavor with moderate Brett finish. Very good - doesn’t have much in the way of typical Weizen aroma or taste but still nice.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Cloudy yellow color, pretty much flat. Aroma of sour orange, banana. Taste is intense banana esters, clove.


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