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Lightning Thunderweizen
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RATINGS: 66   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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2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jjh19 (58) - 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.


2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (11132) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Cloudy yellow color, pretty much flat. Aroma of sour orange, banana. Taste is intense banana esters, clove.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (3339) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique February 2014. Banana and cloves in the aroma and a huge white head sirs proudly. Refreshing and clean in the mouth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8372) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 22, 2014
[ Keg ][ 4oz ][ Lightning ][ $1-2 ][ Plastic Cup ][ 7.19.14 ]
>> Cloudy straw pour, good foam. Extreme estery nose with yellow apple. Pretty spot on. Taste is bright, juicy, big yellow apple. Good palate. One of their better beers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2402) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is banana, taste is citrus, average hefe here.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuedmaster (208) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (1982) - 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 (2410) - 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 (3411) - 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.


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