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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jpkeskinen (185) - FINLAND - JUN 23, 2013
Drank as a draft while hungover. Very fresh and fruity. There’s plenty of banana in the taste. Looks amazing!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ocdrinker909 (33) - USA - APR 11, 2010
16oz glass on tap at Stone brewery,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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
trancecyclist (42) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2010
On a guest tap at Stone Brewing in Escondido. Really one of the better American hefeweizens I’ve had, with a nice yellow-orange cloudiness to the banana esters present in the taste. Another brewery whose beer I’ve never seen on the East Coast, I’d certainly like to drink more of this one as the summer warms up.

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!

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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeTheYounger (1136) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Very tasty hefeweizen. Aroma and taste was bananas, spices, cloves. Very smooth and refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3746) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen (1609) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a weizen glass. Pours cloudy light orange with large deep golden hightlights with huge fluffy head which has staying power. Well carbonated, medium body, and estery aroma. Taste is rich esters, tart, and clove. Really good hefe.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (644) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2013
On tap @ 7th Ave Pub in Hillcrest. Whole Foods (!). Pours opaque creamy orange with medium head. Aroma is big banana and nice clove notes. Taste is crisp wheat malt with a creamy smooth finish. Big spicy clove, nutmeg, and banana notes throughout. Super refreshing in a warm day.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2072) - 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.


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