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Heinnieweisse Weissebier - Butternuts Beer & Ale

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Ratings: 368
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.06%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Butternuts Beer & Ale visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: John on 03-04-2006)
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Photo of woodychandler
5/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Can?!? They should put everything in a can if it is going to be this good!

I cracked the top and began a relatively slow pour until I realized that I was getting a Kristalweisse as a result. At that point, and I should have known better, I swirled the can and upturned its dregs to release both a thick, fluffy bone-white head that was two fingers (!) thick and the esters that seemed to be hiding from me. The nose was very spicy, reminding me of the Clove Life Savers of my youth. What, no banana? Yes, we have no bananas, he replied. The color was, by now, that of Mississippi mud, but that was to be expected. Mouthfeel was medium with a beautiful clove spiciness on the tongue. The finish was dry and spicy, like I had just smoked a clove cigarette and taken a deep breath. More, please, sir!

woodychandler, Mar 02, 2008
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.

DavidSeanNJ, May 20, 2008
Photo of iceball585
4.47/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Golden yellow color, cloudy, thin white cover that faded quickly to a thin ring

S- Oranges, lemons, yeast, biscuits, grains, hint of hops

T- Bananas, creamy, oranges, lemons, buttery, yeast, bready, slightly grainy

M- Light/medium body, medium carbonation, smooth and creamy to the last drop

D- Great hefeweizen

Another great beer from the people of Butternuts. I never thought that great beer like this would come in the form of cans.

iceball585, Mar 07, 2008
Photo of JohnnyS17
4.43/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Tasted from a Weizen glass.

A - Cloudy, like a usual Hefeweizen with a gorgeous yellow tint. Relatively tall head with subsided quickly. In the Weizen glass the color has an interesting gradient from light yellow, to dark, to light.

S - A light intoxicating banana aroma. Slight wheaty scent.

T - Moderate to strong banana flavor. A hint of bitterness and hop.

M - A nice rejuvenating and refreshing feel. A crisp, slightly dry finish that sets your mouth up for the next sip.

D - Although I tasted it in the peak of winter, I could imagine kicking back and drinking a few of these on a fine summer day. I am very partial to Hefeweizen beers and this is one of the better ones I have had.

JohnnyS17, Feb 06, 2011
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.33/5  rDev +27.4%
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.

NeroFiddled, Oct 01, 2006
Photo of mattpetti
4.33/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very cloudy straw gold with a nice proportioned head that dissipates into a sold ring around my glass. I looks good and smells good too. Excellent balance between the citrus, yeast, malt and fruit flavors. Has an awesome crips finish that makes your mouth water for more. One of the best hefe wiezen i have had in terms of drinkablity. Can you say session beer? Very, very good first tasting from this (im assuming) newer brewery. Def give it a try if you can get it.

mattpetti, Jun 16, 2006
Photo of ATPete
4.33/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can

Pours a hazy dark yellow color with a large tightly laced white head that settles and sticks to the glass. Its got a very tart nose, lots of lemon zest and sour candy, also a cracker-like toasted wheat underbelly, fragrant and fresh floral esters hint at a Belgian influence. Very nice, the taste matches the nose for the most part, except the lemon zest morphs into a more mature white grape and cranberry fruit tartness remaining crisp with a barrage of tiny bubbles to the tongue. This is not traditional by any means but holy crap this is great! Big fan of sour! Very good!

ATPete, Nov 13, 2008
Photo of dherling
4.3/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yes, we have bananas! Aside from the fun name (heh heh, heinie) this is a fun brew to drink too. The nose portends bananas, but the body smacks you in the face with them. There's a slight sweetness, and a faint hop bitterness to balance things out. Not a typical weisse, but very drinkable.

dherling, Aug 06, 2006
Photo of brandoncox
4.28/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy straw pour.

Getting lemon, lime, and honey followed by a faint roasty maltiness mashed with an infusion of banna and clove. Not a lot of hops on the nose.

Sour wheat and sour green apple seem to be the main flavors infused together. Awesome wheat beer.

Thin and fizzy body. Overall light and very sessionable.

A natural delight and heavily fruity but balanced well with the wheat. Great surprise.

brandoncox, Aug 03, 2011
Photo of Larenaud305
4.25/5  rDev +25%

Larenaud305, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of frazbri
4.25/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Heinnieweisse from Butternuts Beer & Ale poured light straw yellow in color, slightly cloudy, and topped by a tall, snow white head. The head dissappated a little too quickly. The aroma had prominant notes of banana and cloves; prototypical hefeweizen smells. The flavor was slightly tart with bready notes and citrus. Body was light and carbonation on the high side.

Heinnieweisse is a full on bavarian hefeweizen, brewed and canned in New York state. Good work Butternuts.

frazbri, Mar 31, 2008
Photo of
4.25/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I spent the weekend drinking only wheat beers, and this one was my least favorite. Drinking craft beer in a can is enjoyable, and I hope to see more brands make them available. I found that it was very foamy...not unusual for an unfiltered wheat beer...especially since I swirl it around halfway through my pour. The taste was bready with notes of citrus fruit. I think I may have tasted some hops in there too. It was hot this weekend, and this beer was particularly refreshing.

, Apr 27, 2009
Photo of funkengruven
4.2/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A Surprise in a can.

This poured a nice cloudy slightly yellow with little head (where's the head?!?!), smell was exactly what I would expect in a Hefe Weizen, yummy banana-spice. This is carried into the flavor as well, could use a bit more body, but still tastes pretty good. It is unbelievably refreshing, smooth and creamy mouthfeel, a damn good Hefe Weizen.

Honestly it being in a can kinda threw me off, never again will I judge a brew by it's can. Excellent stuff.

funkengruven, Oct 04, 2007
Photo of harpus
4.18/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy golden yellow with light orange tones. Big frothy white head that dissipates slowly.

S: Wheat, banana, and some bubblegum and light spice.

T: Nice hefe flavor. Fruity flavors with banana and bubblegum. Clove and spice. A very light touch of hops.

M: Light bodied with ample carbonation.

D: Although this isn't my favorite American hefe, it's still easy drinking and a good interpretation of the style

harpus, Sep 11, 2010
Photo of Bounty628
4.18/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heinnieweisse Hefeweizen iis surprising quite good. Though an initial concern about the quality of such a "faddy" product set in while seeing their product in the cooler of the local package store, once over that initial fear and then entering the tasting stage I must say that I was indeed converted.

The Heinnieweisse Hefeweizen is brewed with traditional Bavarian yeast, wheat and malted barley. The beer is obviously of the hefeweizen style and is a well crafted weissebier that perhaps defies the odds and comes out a relative winner.

The beer pours a rather unclouded yellow to orange color and gives off the faintest amount of foam when poured from the can. The beer certainly is far less hazier than many other hefeweizens, but that does not detract from the beer much since what is lacks in haze in makes up for in taste. When poured into the glass from the can, once the minimal amount of foam dissipates, there is merely a minimal amount of lacing that rings the glass during drinking.

There is certainly a high amount of yeast and wheat noticeably present in the aroma. Though most hefeweizen beers are associated with having citrus accentuations to both the smell and the taste, to me this hefeweizen has very little citrus noted in either the aroma or the taste.

The pour of the beer gives off a moderate level of carbonation and the body of the beer proves to be quite light in nature. Though perhaps it is a bias since it comes in a can, this quality hefeweizen's body perhaps feeds into the notion that this is a great beer for either bringing to the weekly softball game or for drinking while working around the yard during the summer.

Once sipped, immediately it is plain to see that wheat and banana are what really come through in the taste. Again, this hefeweizen is devoid of any major citrus notes and instead the focus is really on bringing out a remarkably solid wheat taste. The wheat taste in this offering is perhaps one of the most dominant tastes that I have seen in a domestic-style hefeweizen in quite some time.

Bounty628, Aug 15, 2008
Photo of Tschnab
4.18/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- a golden color with some fluffy head but not as much as I would of hoped and not as cloudy as I prefer for a hefe.

S- smell is mostly unripe banana and wheat, some lemon as well.

T- some clove and banana but mostly a lightly pleasant tart wheat and some citrus as well.

O- really refreshing, a go to beach beer, I'm digging the tart wheat beers thus summer.

Tschnab, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of drewba
4.18/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Transculent dull yellow. Pours with a cream colored two finger head, but quickly ends up turning into a thin ring. Eventually, the ring is completely gone :(

S - Banana, lots o sweetness, wheat, spice, funk.

T - Juicy orange, bright lemon. The farmhouse-funkyness is amazing, the hop profile is forward and there, but vibrant and not bitter whatsoever. I banana notes I was expecting are lost in the hops and funk (good for me, not a banana fan). Notes of grass, spice, pepper.

M - Quite effervescent, thin body, super refreshing.

D - Huge drinkability, Under 5% abv, incredibly refreshing, little to no aftertaste. Yes, please.

I went into this one assuming I wouldn't like this beer at all, but was pleasantly surprised, I'll seek this out in the future.

drewba, Oct 29, 2010
Photo of orbitalr0x
4.15/5  rDev +22.1%
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.

orbitalr0x, Jul 05, 2006
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.15/5  rDev +22.1%
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!

GratefulBeerGuy, May 07, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
4.15/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

i really did like this one, the first can of the night for me and it was definitely a winner. served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 10/11/20.

the pour was very nicely done with a light and hazy color to it that was accented quite nicely by a two finger cap of white across the top.

light aroma of faint fruity notes, lots of banana and clove and a nice touch of apple in there as well. quick, clean and smooth flavor, nothing fancy at all here just a straight up well done light and crisp hefe. light finish leaves just a touch of flavor on the tongue.

overall a really solid beer, glad i got the chance to try this one for sure.

mikesgroove, Oct 13, 2010
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.15/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Acquired via trade from plaid75, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz can into a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy yellow color with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of banana, wheat, light malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out a little fruitier than most Hefeweizens, with flavors of banana & lemon. Complimentary flavors of wheat and hops follow. The malt character is light and the hops presence is mild. The after-taste is bready and fruity.

M: Crisp and very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, clean finish.

D: Very tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good representation of style, this definitely a good beer to drink several of in an evening. This is the only Hefeweizen that I have heard of that is available in a can, so I was not quite sure what kind of effect it would have on the beer. There did not seem to be any, as this was a very enjoyable beer.

TheManiacalOne, May 24, 2007
Photo of BeerHonky
4.15/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Don't judge a beer by its label. While it looks a bit like corny slap happy label art, this beer is by no means a joke. If you like hefe Weizen's, you must give this a shot. Its got good color, aroma and fantastic german style hefe weizen taste. A little on the fruit side as opposed to spice, which makes it extremely easy to drink. I've easily had my fair share of these on a beautiful hot sunny day on Long Island while grilling some delicious food. No need to over analyze this beer with some snobby sounding review. Try it at your earliest convenience.

BeerHonky, Nov 24, 2006
Photo of donniecuffs
4.13/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass; not as hazy as one would expect...almost looks semi-filtered. Very thin white head that didn't last or lace well. The smell was predominantly banana, lemon, and juicyfruit, with only a subtle hint of spices. The flavor was better, with more clove essence in the mix. Very carbonated; maybe a little too much. That being said, it's a great beer to sneak into your golf bag and enjoy on the course.

donniecuffs, Oct 15, 2009
Photo of Brad007
4.13/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright, cloudy tan/yellow with a thin head into my glass. Not too far from the style.

Lots of banana and clove upfront with perhaps a hint of bubble gum (?). I'm thinking banana bread as well.

Taste is similar. Clean, slightly crisp with a donked-out cadre of wheat, banana and clove. Very friendly.

The crispness remains in the finish. Very sublime flow to it.

I like this. It might appeal to first-timers when it comes to this style. Very friendly beer.

Brad007, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of ommegangpbr
4.13/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very pretty hazy, yellow color, with a thick, clumpy head. Almost looks like freshly squozen lemonade. In my weisse glass I can sculpt with that head. Good times
Smells like a hefe weizen should. Lots of wheat, lots of lemon, very hearty farmhouse ale stuff going on. The taste follows through where the odor leaves off. A solid, solid example of the style over all. Tasty and easy drinkin. I'd like to see what else this brewery comes up with. Plenty of potential here.

ommegangpbr, Mar 07, 2006
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Heinnieweisse Weissebier from Butternuts Beer & Ale
78 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.