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Heinnieweisse Weissebier - Butternuts Beer & Ale

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Reviews: 228
Hads: 390
Avg: 3.47
pDev: 16.71%
Wants: 4
Gots: 21 | 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 57md
3.34/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy dark straw with over two big fingers of head. The nose expectedly has notes of both funk and wheat. The taste is not objectionable but neither is it terribly memorable in any way.

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Photo of Trombone69
3.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I like it. "Heinnie"? Cool. These guys obviously don't take themselves too seriously. This is not the best Hefe that I've ever had, but not bad, not bad at all.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.23/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I'm thirsty, and I found a Heinnie in the fridge. In this case, the beer is Heinieweisse, not Heineken. Out of a 12 ounce can, on to the beer:

A little hazy inside that body. Its color is like pale golden straw and many visible carbonation bubbles run through this beer. On top rests a soapy head which does retain well and leaves a few spots of lace. The aroma is mediocre. There are some watered down banana and clove notes, but it doesn't hit the crescendo that the German counterparts hit.

Heinnieweisse is unusual. It has the aspects of a watered down Bavarian hefeweizen and the added touch of tartness of a saison. I don't particularly love it or hate it, but at least the beer preserves an easy drinking aspect.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Packaged 6/18/14.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, spice, and yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that seems pretty basic, but it's fairly tasty and refreshing for what it is.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Can packaged (date illegible) at 40 degrees into weizen glass (But the 3 other beers in this mixed 12-pack were packaged on 5/21/14 and 5/22/14.)
Aroma of malt and yeast
Head large (5.5 cm), white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to a broken 3 mm layer
Lacing poor – few small islands with mostly small bubbles
Body light yellow, hazy
Flavor begins lightly sweet followed by a short burst of sourness (quite nice), some yeast phenolics, a little graininess; no alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, watery, soft carbonation.

Another pretty damn good beer from Butternuts, easily as good as any German weizen/hefeweizen, fantastic for the price point.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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Photo of Hesperus
3.24/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Slightly hazy, straw-colored with a small, lasting head.

Smell: Citrus, a little bready, sharp spiciness.

Taste: Immediately tart with notes of citrus, bread, banana, and spice.

Mouthfeel: Very light in body, highly carbonated, fizzy.

Overall: A good, light, refreshing beer. It's certainly not special, but it is far from being bad. Might be too sour for some, especially those who are more use to a banana/clove focused German hefeweizen.

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Photo of Brew_42
3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pretty decent beer.

A-Pours cloudy golden yellow with a white head that hangs around for a while

Smell-Smells spicy and citrusy

Taste-Spicy up front. CLove and coriander and a hint of citrus.

MF-Not really worth noting.

O-I thought it was a decent beer over all. Good flavor and it a nice beer to sip on a hot day.

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Photo of Swift989
3.02/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Bright lively yellow that is not transparent. poured into a Carlsberg 0.4L glass yielded a nice 2 inch head that quickly dissipated.

Smell: Nose is bright and sharp with the scent of yeast

Taste: Initially sweet then sharp sourness, but not as sour and traditional sour. Lingering malty character and no essence of hops to guess about.

Mouthfeel: not very existant.

Overall: Summery but sour. Makes my stomach a bit upset/unpleasant. wouldn't buy a 6 pack but nice to have as part of the 12 can variety pack by Butternuts.

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Photo of horshack7
2.11/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Appearance: Golden and hazy and a head around one inch high that is lightly foamy.

Aroma: Light grassy, clove, banana a little bit of spice in the back end.

Taste: Very light bodied, semi crisp mouthfeel, banana, light clove, grassy.

Notes: Not too much to this one it's rather lighter than most Hefeweizens decently drinkable could be good on a hot day but that's about it. Cheers.

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Photo of Antikythera
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can into glass.

a: fizzy, opaque yellow. Head flares up and goes away fast, leaving film on the surface but no lace on the glass.

s: lemon/grapefruit and coriander. Doesn't really smell like beer, just fruit.

t: wheaty, sour, very pleasant and refreshing. No bitterness to speak of.

m: fizzy and slippery. Easy drinking. Banana aftertaste.

o: another hefeweizen I like! It's a pretty extreme version of the type, which turns out to be a nice approach.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.17/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. can

Pours a light, nearly clear lemon gold, white lacing for a head.

Smells of lemon citrus, grassy malts, and coriander.

Light lemony tart flavor with some coriander and vague malt.

Light body with tingly carbonation on the back of the tongue.

A highly drinkable and sessionable ale that falls sadly short on taste, there is nothing offensive or bad about this beer but it feels watered down. Could be worse, but could be a lot better too.

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Photo of brentk56
3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy straw color with a rather modest head for the style; not much lacing left behind

Smell: Bready, with more lemon than banana

Taste: Like the aroma, the flavor is bready, with a lemony character; some banana esters sneak underneath but don't have much of an impact; the finish is slightly tart

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: More like an APWA than a hefe; decent, but nothing special

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Photo of Theheroguy
2.66/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I was really disappointed with this one.

Pale straw in color with decent carbonation

The smell was one of overpowering clove, I couldn't get a hint of banana or anything else.

The taste was clove like and bland.

Nothing about this beer made me want to drink it again.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy pale golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall bright white head that quickly reduces to a small patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate amounts of wheat and lemon/citrus with much lighter aromas of banana and clove.

T: Similar to the smell, the taste has a light to moderate flavor of wheat and lemon/citrus. There are lighter notes of clove and banana but it is really quite subtle.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Very easy to drink and sessionable due to the lighter body, light flavors, and low ABV. Refreshing and thirst quenching - would be a really good summer cook out beer.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a fizzy yellow straw, poofy head, bubbly. Pale scent lead by notes of lemon and faint wheat. Taste a bit more flavorful, but mostly lemon, banana and white bread, not much else going on here but is it really needed? Fizzy and light bodied. Sessionable, but not overly interesting.

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Photo of JKuras
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very nice light-orange color, cloudy and creamy looking. A small amount of head quickly dissipated to nearly nothing. Looks like unfiltered peach-orange juice with seltzer mixed in.

Smell: Clean fresh smell, with grassy malts, honey, bananas, and maybe hints of some pear.

Taste: Strong carbonation hits first, giving way to plentiful amounts of tangy citrus flavors and banana, and finally a moderate-to-lightly hopped balance.

Mouthfeel: Plenty of carbonation yet smooth drinking, this is a very lively beer with a moderate mouthfeel.

Overall: This was leftover from a summer 6-pack I took to the beach, and I’d have to say this was an excellent choice for the occasion. Lots of flavor with the citrus notes particularly standing out, and well balanced.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3.15/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

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Photo of Chsyhkr
3.95/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am not getting the cider flavor and aromas others are getting. I suspect that is older beer poorly stored. A nice somewhat fresh tasting Hefe with nice soft banana notes and slight clove in the finish. Great in warmer weather or with food. It does not knock your socks off but is a nice alternate canned choice.

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Photo of rudzud
3.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Picked up a can of this at a random liquor store in Charlton. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Head explodes from this one, needing two glasses. Combined I get a nice, albeit short lived, three finger white head that fades to a rather thin white blanket.

S - Confusing aroma...I don't get any banana thats typical with a hefe...instead I get more of an apple cider like aroma.

T - More of that apple cider flavour, which after looking for reviews I guess is what they're going for. Its not bad, I just wouldn't call this a hefe. Mostly just like an apple cider, which while tasty this just isnt the right style...

M - Mouthfeel is nice and bright and carbonated/crisp. Very enjoyable.

O - Overall this beer was, well, a confusing mess for me. Smelled and tasted like a Strongbow.

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Photo of LIbeerguy
3.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Long Trail Shaker Pint

A: Abnormally large head. I had to stop pouring halfway through to let the foam settle. Nice frothy white head. Cloudy light amber in color. A healthy amount of yeast at the bottom to swirl around and pour into the glass.

S: Apple cider, yeasty, bready, vinegar, mulling spices

T: Apple cider, lemon peel, verjus, Tingly on the palate. Crisp, dry finish. Aftertaste lingers for a while.

An interesting offering from Butternuts. Taste and aroma is dominated by an apple cider-like characteristic which I would assume the yeast imparts on the beer. Not necessarily a bad thing, but different. An enjoyable beer to drink.

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Photo of BeerKangaroo
2.84/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Into a pint glass (and a borrowed weizen, no change, thanx bth86):

A: murky light banana yellow body that gives a large two finger foamy white head that lasts for a good minute. Some very light bubbles move slowly up the sides of the glass. Light foamy lacing speckles the sides of the glass.

S: strong "esters" up front

T: same as the same, nothing else

M: medium, carbonation felt, banana aftertaste, sweet finish, sessionable

O: I'm starting to wonder if I should continue to try hefeweizens because I think I must bring down ratings as I still can't get into this style. I really don't think I would have this again.

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Photo of Tschnab
4.14/5  rDev +19.3%
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.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had in Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y., on July 1, 2012. Can into pint glass. Three fingers of head. Hazy straw color. Bubbly white lacing with no retention.

Smelled caramel, light chocolate, grapes and plums.

Tasted similar notes to the smell. Got grapes, plums, lemon wheat and sour yeast. Reminded me of a Saison or Farmhouse.

Light body. Slick texture. Above average carbonation. Smooth consistent finish.

Really enjoyed this beer. It was the first I tried of a 12-pack mix of four different beers from Butternuts Beer & Ale. Would love to try it again.

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Photo of afksports
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hefeweizens can be a dime a dozen, but this one comes in at below 5% alcohol, and it's in a 12oz can. And it's craft. And a sixer costs $9. Those things mean more to me than others perhaps, but it means that I'm already predisposed to liking this offering from Butternuts.

The smell is unremarkable - citrus and pear, wheat and light malts. The appearance is like a cocktail or a white wine, without much head even when poured hard from the can. The taste does nail the style though. It has fruit up front, water in the middle, sugar in the back, and it finishes clean. It's as easy drinking as easy gets. I hesitate to compare it to Blue Moon, but that's really where this one is. Maybe a couple steps up the ladder. It does the style, does it in a can, and does it affordably. And locally.

For that, props.

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Heinnieweisse Weissebier from Butternuts Beer & Ale
79 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.