Heinnieweisse Weissebier - Butternuts Beer & Ale
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Reviews by mocktm:
3.38/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
From a can into a pint glass. Didn't notice when purchasing, but a sticker clinging to the inner sides of one of the cans marks a April, 2010 canning date. This Hefe is over a year old, not exactly ideal, but I'm going to run with it.
Two fingers of fizzy white head off the pour, which dissipates rather quickly. I'm left with a flimsy film floating atop the hazy light orange colored beer. Some spotty lacing is there, but for a hefe, this is weak. Maybe it's the age, but this is nowhere near what is customary.
Citric tartness on the nose: lemon, lime, and orange peel. Some banana notes as well, but the spiciness is noticeably absent. Wheat backbone is present, but again, I feel that age has gotten the better of this one.
First and foremost, this tastes like some serious wheat. Notes of banana, lemon and apple are also detectable, producing a slight sour twang in the finish. Again though, nothing as far as spices go.
Creaminess on this Hefe is minimal, giving way to a mostly watery body. Combined with poor carbonation, this just falls dismally short for the style.
Maybe this wasn't a fair review, given the beer's age, but consider me unimpressed. Given that I also didn't care for their IPA fresh, I don't even know if I'll bother tracking down a fresher batch of this.
Serving type: can
08-13-2011 19:54:12 | More by mocktm
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3.66/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
pale yellow in color right from the can, with a short lived almost clear head, slight haze. I don't smell any of the traditional elements of hefe yeast, this is more of a Berliner Weiss to me, although lacking tartness and acidity, not real authentic at all. still its got some floral hops, some fruity notes of melon and lemon, and a super light wheat malt complexion that makes it a nice easy drinker in summer time. the wheat malt is almost too light, lacking a ton of flavor, but the interesting hop profile is allowed to stand out as a result, which might be a happy accident, but it works for me. good carbonation and plenty drinkable at under 5% abv. this is nowhere near the best stuff coming out of butternuts, but it does have some redeeming qualities, especially in hot weather. also good as a potential craft intro beer, as its flavors are mild and approachable to most.
Serving type: can
08-05-2013 14:11:00 | More by StonedTrippin
Heinnieweisse Weissebier from Butternuts Beer & Ale
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