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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

jjh19's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jjh19 (62) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10915) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Tap at the brewery. Pours cloudy yellow with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with spotty lacing. Aroma is banana and bubble gum esters, and wheat malt. Flavor is earthy wheat malt, banana and bubble gum esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bergstaden (1766) - Røros, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2015
Hzy golden with a white head - Good strong aroma of banana and wheat - Wheat malt body with flavour of banana and some spicy hints - The wheat and malt goes into a nice refreshing finish - This was nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mensch (287) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Appropriately cloudy. Banana & lemon, very little spice. Clean but underwhelming. Light and easy drinking

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (8665) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/21/15] Draught at Winter Brew Fest 2015 in San Diego. Nice cloudy pale yellow. Aroma of rotten fruits and wheat. Sweetish fruity flavor with some spicy phenols later. Not a good Weizen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (3509) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2015
From a bottle from the brewery. Pours opaque gold with a fizzy white head and decent lacing. Tastes like dry wheat, light banana, light clove, orange citrus. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like banana, orange citrus, wheat, and some dry spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4388) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with thick white head. Aroma is wheat, hefe yeast esters, banana, clove, orange peel, and faint spice. Flavor is dry malt profile with great pear/apple esters, faint banana, faint spice, and nice wheat sweetness. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
X (139) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2015
This is a rarity among American wheat beers it has a big banana presence. I can only recall New Glarus Dancing man wheat as coming close. Pairs well with bratwurst and potatoes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (733) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Appearance was cloudy light gold with creamy off white diminishing 1 finger head, no lacing. Aromas are banana, light clove, bread and cracked wheat, no alcohol. Taste are soft banana upfront then light wheat backbone with clove and lemon. Palate was soft CO2 with light body, a lasting citrusy wheaty finish. Overall a solid American Hefe, a touch light on the CO2.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3245) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2014
On tap at the brewery. It poured a cloudy orange color with a white head. The aroma was of banana, some bread with a touch of light spice. The taste was similar to the aroma with some bread, malts, fruit and sweetness. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarrettB (1256) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2014
June 3rd, 2012 - Thunderweizens are my favorite summer beer. They’re consistently deep with flavor, and have a nice chewiness without making me or my palate sluggish or drunk. Lightning’s version of the Hefeweizen - the Thunderweizen - has come recommended by many. It’s a light and golden beer with that unfiltered fogginess in the body, and a head that plumps up after the pour, and thins out quickly. The aroma is dominated by bananas, and goes easy on the clove that often appears in the style. Where the aroma is subtle the carbonation is rough and powerful, popping and fizzing all the way through the aftertaste like a Pop-Rock. The flavor is decent, but comes off as a little flat when paired with such a rambunctious mouthfeel - a wheat layer and a nice bread savoriness, and some sweet roasted butternut squash in the aftertaste, but flavors too meek to stand up to an active texture.

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