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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 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15578) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2012
Draft @ Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens, Escondido, CA. Pours a hazy orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity wheat malty banana aroma. Sweetish wheat malty spicy banana flavor. Has a sweetish wheat malty banana finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10355) - 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. It’s clean and fresh. Finishes on a clove note. Quite tasty hefe.

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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (9944) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
A: The pour is a very hazy golden orange color with a mild white head. S: The nose is quite spicy with plenty of clove. There’s a slight citrus aroma along with some sweet wheat. T: The flavors mimic the nose for the most part, with perhaps an even more intense spice character. The cloves are domineering and there isn’t much else to balance it out (other than a heavy sweetness). Minimal banana esters but not enough to save the beer. M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation. D: This beer was overly sweet and just not all that good overall. I was not impressed and don’t plan on having this again.

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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
On tap at Churchill’s Pub. Cloudy yellow body. Big banana aroma. Not terrific for style. Passable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (6978) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2007
A clovey aroma on top of a cloudy yellowish orange beer. Also slightly fruity. Flavor is clove, sweet bannana, and a little citrus. Drinkable and thirst quenching. Pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 16, 2007
On tap at Stone. Slightly hazy yellow color, aroma of tobacco and banana, sweet malty banana flavor and a yeasty belgian character in the finish.


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