Heinnieweisse Weissebier - Butternuts Beer & Ale

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Ratings: 383
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: John on 03-04-2006

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Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

These guys were a big hit at the Holiday Valley Beer and Wine fest a few weeks back and this one fast became my father in laws favorite choice of beer.I wasnt all that impressed with the Pork Slap but Iam enjoying this one right now a bit more,poured a hazed lemonade color with a big blooming white head in my weiss glass.Pretty big aromas for a lighter style of beer very lemony and wheaty the clove shows up more and more as it warms very bold,the flavors are not as big as the nose but they are pleasant enough quite wheaty the lemon is much more subdued on the palate but is there a spicey/clovey elemant comes thru into the finish and it finishes nicely.a little light in the mouth but it adds to its drinkability,although I am not a huge fan of the style this is alot better than some German traditional styles in my mind.

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.17/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My second canned offering from Butternuts. The Heinnieweisse pours from the green can into my tulip glass a wonderful cloudy golden yellow with a nice half inch of stark white bubbly foam on top. Aromas are vibrant with a nice sun dried wheat backbone and a blast of peppery/clove spiciness. Fruity tones with a helping of banana and a bit of bubblegum as well. It does draw me in.

First sip brings a creamed wheat maltiness that quickly flows into a nice clove spiciness. Light and fruity with banana flavor being the most apparent. A bit of bubblegum in the finish with a nice yeastiness. A tasty, refreshing hefe to be had here.

Mouthfeel is smooth with a nice creaminess and good body. A good summer quencher if I do say so myself. I'd love to have easy access to this as it'd be great to bring a six pack of cans to the beach or anywhere else glass is shunned. Butternuts has a winner with this one, I recommend picking some up if it's available to you. Thanks to plaid75 for sending this tasty hefe my way.

Photo of bishopdc0
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The head on this thick and white, very lacy. The color is straw yellow very cloudy.

The smell is wheat malts, grainy with a slight banana sweetness.

The taste starts smooth with a yeast and slightly banana finish. The taste is full of wheat grains. The mouth is very smooth and light in bodied and very drinkable.

Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can, great idea to put a tasty summer/warm weather friendly brew in a packable/good travelling can. Pours cloudy medium pear juice in color, Initially a huge off white head, mellowing down to a tiny bubble film and leaving pleanty of fine, stringy long lasting lacing . Nice. Nose is the expected citric lemonyness and wheat malts, soft and pleasing on the old schnozola. More soft lemon on the palate as this fresh tasting brew slides over the tongue and around the mouth. Worthy wheat, ready to go to the beach in the cooler, or into the disc golf bag to enjoy during a warm weather round. Life is good!

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden color, large amout of white head. Carbonation disappeared quickly.

Smell: Did not belive the other reviews, but it does smell like apple cider.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth and light bodied. Taste like an apple cider mixed with an adjuct lager. Not at all what I expected.

Overall: This beer is ok. If I wasn't hosting a beer tasting I would have not have gone and bought this, and more than likely will not buy it again.

Photo of kingcrowing
2.65/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

1oz can poured into a chalice.

Pours a cloudy golden color with some very light white thin head. Nose is very wheaty and yeasty and light. Some spiciness.

Taste is very sharp and light it's not too much like a wheat beer though. Almost like a lager or something with a very light wheat character.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clouded golden body poured intomy Sierra Nevada hop tulip imperial pint glass. Nice thicket of large bubbled white head leaves fine speckled lacing. Aroma has a very citrusy layer with minimal banana/clove esters going on. Flavor is super heavy with the banana/clove esters, a citrus finish a kind of bitey a bit harsh in fact. I don't mind it though, still a nice experience overall, not a perfect German version but a hell of alot better than most breweries american pale wheats. Mouthfeel has a bit of dry yeast character amongst the citric tartness of the background it's a nice mix. Light bodied moderate carbonation, doesn't offend here. Again lacks effervescence of the German couterparts. Drinkability I'm glad I have six cans of each style, these beers will move out of my fridge much faster than the Philadelphia Brewing sampler that I still have a six pack of that won't leave my DBF.

Photo of chinchill
3.14/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Butternuts Heinniewiesse Farmhouse ale
12oz. can served in pint glass

A - mildly cloudy light golden with moderate white head

T - moderate strength for style. Yeast, grain, ripe banana and lemony citrus. Balancing sour and sweet components. Good but subtle aftertaste

S - weisbier with yeast, citrus and noticeable hops. Not inviting.

M - light; smooth;

D - easy drinking. Good thirst quencher. Neither bold nor complex.

In sum, an above average weisbier but not recommended for those who do not like a strong citrus component

Photo of mocktm
3.37/5  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.

Photo of glid02
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from a mixed 12-pack purchased from Hop City in Atlanta.

Pours a hazy lemon-yellow color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving light lacing.

Smells of citrus - lemon mostly but hints of orange - with husky malts.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though it's a bit sweeter than the nose would indicate. Husky malt flavors up front segue into good amounts of mildly tart lemon flavors that carry through to a nondescript ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It has a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I finished the can without much problem and could have another.

Overall this was probably my favorite offering from the Butternuts mixed 12-pack, although it's not necessarily a beer I'd seek out again. Take from that what you will about the brewery.

Photo of pwoods
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at The Vintage Cellar, poured into a weizen glass

A: Pretty standard straw yellow but with little yeast hazing. Modest head with little retention and good lacing.

S: Decent amount of banana with a small hint of bubble gum in the back. Light wheat makes up the rest.

T/M: Decent wheat base with more of the banana with a touch of clove and spice. That's basically it. Straight forward but no thrills. Medium to light body and a bit short in the carbonation.

D: Low abv and drinkable. Too many good wheats out there, though.

Photo of Brenden
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Notes from my NY vacation. This beer was from Kraig's Kegs and enjoyed on 7/4/11.

This beer is every bit as hazy as it should be and a very pale yellow with a deeper tint toward the center of it. The head is bone-white, initially one finger or so but fading somewhat quickly to foam with very little spotty lacing.
The aroma offers wheat with an interesting sweet/tangy tinge that's got an almost medicinal quality to it. I'm confused about this being a hefeweizen. Bad can maybe? It's not bad, but the banana and clove really aren't coming through well.
The taste is the same as the aroma with a mainly wheat and yeast component along with the sweet/tangy interplay. There's a note of sulfur almost as an afterthought in the finish.
I'm going to review as I taste it only because it's not an old can; if there's something wrong, the brewery canned it this way.
The body is light to medium, a bit crisp but offering a smoothness that fills the mouth. It's certainly briskly carbonated.
There may have been something off, not because it's particularly bad but because there is some off aroma/flavor and a lack of hefeweizen character, but it was a new can. I'd like to try it again.

Photo of dacrza1
2.47/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Situation: celebrating a well-destroyed shower stall-die mold...
Glassware: Hoegaarden tumbler...
Appearance: dish foamy, bubbly white head thins to a line; cloudy, unfiltered golden orange body...
Aroma: slick lemony aroma; light clove qand almost orange citric hints--a bit light...
Palate: fizzy orange juice-like approach; effervescent on the tongue; very light bodied...
Taste: the lemon zest and orange citrus almost approximate a flattened Orange Crush; refreshing like soda, but just as gasseous and unsubstantial...
Overall: syrup-flavored weisse--and I hope I am not missing something, because these gents put together quite a fun website--that has a fin, gimmicky name but not as much of a presence or pleasure; too soft and undetailed, with the wheat malt lacking substance...

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.17/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. can

A murky haze of gold with a high, creamy, solid white head, lazy dissipation with lace.

The aroma is really very nice with honey covered wheat, cloves, garden greens, very herbal with a creamy effect and bright fruits.

The yeast packs a really flavorful punch with banana and cloves, green garden hops underneath, a wicked creamy mouthfeel with a crispy first sip...very nice feel. Complex for a wheat beer.

A really fine wheat beer here! in the can so it can go on more adventures than a bottle!

Photo of jmz62565
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy yellow with a medium white head that leaves good lacing. The smell is pretty pungent with wheat,cloves,and banana. The taste is abit watery,but like the smell,cloves,wheat,and banana are present here. The m/f is light with all the flavors mixing well making this a decent refreshing summer beer.

Photo of asabreed
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. can into a pint glass.

Appearance: A nice haziness amidst the golden yellow color lets you know it's a Hefe, though the head looked initially like it would be staying for much longer; it ends up leaving more quickly than I'd hoped.

Smell: Wheat sweetness with mild clove and banana and citrus and lemon zest coming through. A bit muddled and too mild, but it has much potential.

Taste: What I like about this is the interesting citrus and lemon zestiness / sourness to this. It almost weirdly makes it more drinkable to me because instead of being infused with wheat sweetness and banana, there's enough clove and banana flavor with a lot of citrus backing, which lends a nice touch to the first Hefe I've ever had in a can. Eventually a semi-dry candy-like banana finish that I like also.

Mouthfeel: Could use a little more carbonation, but it does have an interesting bite at the end upon feeling initially maybe a little watery.

Drinkability: I liked this probably more than my review says. It's hard enough to make a good domestic version, much less one in a can, and though this doesn't break new ground, it has its own things to admire.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.3/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After waiting to try this beer for what seems like years, I finally found it at Bierkraft in Brooklyn. You'd have thought that Chuck and Leo might have shown up with some for me at some time in the past! .... anyway...

Butternuts Heinnieweisse (I'm still chuckling at the name) delivers the typical weizen appearance with a cloudy golden-orange body and foamy bright white cap. (Note: I actually had to swirl the can to bring up the yeast). The head retention is somewhat limited but OK. The aroma is a touch more restrained than some German versions, but it has a really nice bit of fruitiness to it that's not always there either. The pre-requisite banana and clove are there as well. It's more soft and fruity (no pun) than spicy, and you can pick out the wheat malt as well. It has a refreshing, slightly tart palate with a soft maltiness. The fruitiness found in the nose remains, but it's more restrained; and, again, the banana and clove are there but they blend in nicely rather than standing out. The wheatish malt underneath is just sweet enough, and along with the spiciness of the yeast the low-key bitterness balances it perfectly. The finish is lightly tart and spicy and refreshing with just a bit of residual sweet malt. Overall, this is a pretty damned good Bavarian-style hefe-weizen! And the fact that it's in a can just makes it all that much better.

Photo of RocPorterFanatic
4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz can poured into a 20oz bubble glass. Poured a foamy golden yellow with rich head. Smells of wheat, apricot and coriander, maybe some lemon. Very clean taste, sweet and malty the way weiss beers should. Not much resemblance of hops in it. Nice amount of carbonation, very drinkable. This is my first experience with craft beers in cans, and I wasn't disappointed. I will be back for more.

Photo of tempest
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks alright, a hazy straw-yellow with a little white head. Smells a bit sweet for the style with an aroma of grains an clove. The taste reminds me of Franziskaner as it's a bit creamy, there's also a touch of grassy hops. No banana to speak of, but that's not necessarily bad. Yeah, its a decent hefe, but I'd pay the extra buck or two and go with a 6'er of Franz.

Photo of beveritt
3.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Presentation: Poured from a 12 oz green can into a small hefe glass. Can depicts a stylized picture of wheat and hops. No freshness date.

Appearance: Pours with just over 1 finger of white head, not nearly that normally associated with a hefeweisen. This settles to essentially nothing, leaving the barest of rings around the glass. The beer itself is pale yellow and cloudy. Interestingly, the pour was like amny hefe in thatt he last swirl of the can produced some yeast sediment to pour.

Smell: Slight notes of tangy wheat and citrus.

Taste: Tangy wheat upfront with orange and clove with hints of lemony citrus. Slight acidic bite followed by a mellow yet long lingering hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation level. Body is good.

Drinkability: While not offering much in appearance or smell, this one made a comeback on taste. Overall, not bad, but no reason to seek out again when there are plenty of great German hefeweisens readily available.

Photo of MMAJYK
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Bright yellow in color with a slight orange hue. Head is nonexistant as is the lacing. Brew is hazy and opaque.

S- Lemons, oranges, and a slightly yeasty aroma although not the bananas and cloves that you would normally smell from a Hefe.

T- Grainy and wheat like with a hint of banana. Also pick up the same citrus as in the nose.

M- Low carbonation and thin mouthfeel. I like my Hefe to have more zing to it. This one is somewhat bland although not that bad.

D- Easy drinking but the fact that it lacks carbonation (one of my favorite aspects of the style) makes it somewhat boring and not as refreshing. All in all, not a bad beer just not the best representation of the style.

Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can poured into a standard pint glass.

A- An aggressive pour- monster white foamy head- lighty hazy golden liquid.

S- Smell was zesty and spicy with a huge whiff of banana and lemon.

T- Huge malt flavors packed with a ton of spices- perfectly balanced and executed. There was a thirst quenching sweetness to it from the lemon and orange zest. Earthy- organic- flavorful undertones.

M- Tingly and very carbonated. Nice drinking experience.

D- I could drink this all night. Perfect summer beer. One of the best hefes I can remember.

I would look for this one for sure if you are a fan of hefeweizens.

Photo of nickthetick
3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: a hazy straw into my trusted duvel glass with a finger of head that thins slowly and leaves little lacing.

S: apricot and cloves and a little banana. Sweet malt.

T: fruity, apricot and bananas. A little spicy, cloves maybe a little cinnamon.

MF: nice medium body, little carbonation and refreshing. Very sweet.

O: great hefe from a can and a good price, plus you have to love mixed 12s

Photo of Gmann
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a very nice fluffy pure white head that left a nice wall of lacing on the glass. The smell is typical hefe, banana and clove/spice. This has a banana bread sweetness to it. The taste is of bready wheat malt, some banana, a bit watery and a hint of tin perhaps. The feel is light, almost watery, soft carbonation to give it a creamy texture and finishes quite neutral. A solid American made Hefe. This beer stays true to the hefe style and is quite refreshing and as it comes in a can, would be a great additional to a tailgate party.

Photo of KTCamm
3.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can, served at the Burger Bar and Bistro in SoNo, CT.

Clear cloudy, good smell, light wheaty, bananas, etc., not as spicy as a big name hee. Taste is very clean, a little high on the citrus, not in a bad way, but there is a lemon dominance to the taste. Well carbonated in the mouth, good feel.

I love a well made can brew, and this was no exception. Nicely done.

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Heinnieweisse Weissebier from Butternuts Beer & Ale
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