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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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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3.4
nihtila (3999) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2017
Backlog. Tap at The Cheesecake Factory. Hazy amber. Nose is cloves, sweet banana, wheat. Tastes wheat, light orange, ripe banana, light spices.

4.3
MetalNHopHead (2257) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 1, 2017
With the exception of another California beer, Sierra Nevada’s Kellerweis, I can’t think of another brew that captures the essence of the Bavarian Hefeweizen so closely. Pour is yellow and cloudy with white suds. Fruity and spicy yeast esters. Banana, clove, lemony citrus, white pepper, and mild grassiness. Smooth feel - hugely refreshing.

3.1
BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, 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.

3.4
bergstaden (3325) - 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

3.5
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Appropriately cloudy. Banana & lemon, very little spice. Clean but underwhelming. Light and easy drinking

2.4
DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - 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.

3.6
snoworsummer (6273) - 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.

3.6
sonnycheeba (6539) - 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.

3.9
X (172) - 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.


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