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Heinnieweisse Weissebier - Butternuts Beer & Ale

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Ratings: 344
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 17.3%

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 StonedTrippin


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
Photo of Hesperus


3.23/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

Serving type: can

07-29-2013 17:42:13 | More by Hesperus
Photo of Brew_42


3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Serving type: can

07-20-2013 06:41:38 | More by Brew_42
Photo of Swift989

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -12%
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.

Serving type: can

06-04-2013 03:07:49 | More by Swift989
Photo of horshack7


2.1/5  rDev -38.4%
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.

Serving type: can

05-24-2013 03:38:08 | More by horshack7
Photo of Antikythera

New York

3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Serving type: can

03-16-2013 21:18:07 | More by Antikythera
Photo of Cylinsier


3.14/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

Serving type: can

02-27-2013 18:10:57 | More by Cylinsier
Photo of brentk56

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
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

Serving type: can

11-30-2012 01:16:30 | More by brentk56
Photo of Theheroguy


2.65/5  rDev -22.3%
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.

Serving type: can

10-23-2012 16:17:10 | More by Theheroguy
Photo of dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Serving type: can

10-18-2012 19:24:27 | More by dbrauneis
Photo of rfgetz

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Serving type: can

10-08-2012 18:57:28 | More by rfgetz
Photo of JKuras


3.9/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

Serving type: can

09-14-2012 01:49:18 | More by JKuras
Photo of Cavanaghty


3.13/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

Serving type: can

09-06-2012 22:31:47 | More by Cavanaghty
Photo of Chsyhkr

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +15.8%
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.

Serving type: can

08-27-2012 00:12:32 | More by Chsyhkr
Photo of rudzud


3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Serving type: can

08-07-2012 21:05:12 | More by rudzud
Photo of LIbeerguy

New York

3.3/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Serving type: can

08-07-2012 00:10:06 | More by LIbeerguy
Photo of BeerKangaroo


2.84/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

Serving type: can

07-30-2012 17:49:21 | More by BeerKangaroo
Photo of Tschnab

New York

4.18/5  rDev +22.6%
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.

Serving type: can

07-24-2012 18:12:56 | More by Tschnab
Photo of BucannonXC5


4/5  rDev +17.3%
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.

Serving type: can

07-10-2012 05:26:52 | More by BucannonXC5
Photo of afksports

New York

3.63/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Serving type: can

05-21-2012 23:29:43 | More by afksports
Photo of thecheapies


2.38/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Keeping up with the Hefeweizen project, I picked up an oddball today. Butternuts Heinnieweisse in a green 12oz can. Got my Penn Weizen glass ready to go.

It was easy to swirl a can to properly pour this hefe. The yeast poured in alright, accompanied by some rust-colored floaties, a few of which even settled on the head of the beer. Mucky, dirty lemonade color--a little darker even. The head was once 3/4" high, but has settled too. Lots of suspended sediment. 3.5

Definitely some solventy off-aromas. There are some cloves and suggested banana that borders on Runts candy artificial. Wheat malts are extra tangy in the nose and a little creamy. A little tinny, as well. 2.5

Tastes just like it smells. Clove spice notes are over-the-top, artificial banana is not very tasty, and that strange solvent flavor is very active in the taste. I'm also going to have to say that the wheat malts aren't particularly clean either. This is just a mess. 2.0

Feels just fine. Smooth-bodied with appropriate carbonation for the style. 4.0

A butchered hefe. Attenuated, messed-up, and a labor to finish. Stay away. 2.0

Serving type: can

05-12-2012 04:46:42 | More by thecheapies
Photo of mtpint

2.18/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

cloudy, yellow/gold body, nice white head that fizzes out.

pleasant, mild citrus, but typical aroma of a wheat beer.

the taste is interesting. there is an initial sour note that lingers, and is accompanied by a nice wheat and ester flavor in the after taste. it remains tart on the back edges of the tongue but the wheat flavors stay on the palate...odd, but by far the best offering from their mix 12er. However, I will not buy again.

*edit 4/17: A week later and I have had no desire to drink the two remaining cans. The sour/tart flavor is quite unpleasant by the end of a glass/can, as it really sticks(like sticky) on the palate. but still the best of the mix pack...

now, i feel compelled to mention the website. after reading their description of this beer i was ready to hate it. this is why:

"Traditional Hefeweisen from Germany usually taste like cardboard because by the time you drink them, they're not fresh any more. Chuck brews Heinnieweisse with Bavarian yeast and 67% wheat grist approximately 5000 mile closer to your mouth than Germany giving it a rich, fully fresh palate...At 4.9%abv you'll taste the effervescent, sweet yet tart freshness that no farty old German can boast..."

first of all, beer does not have a palate, human beings do...im rant verging, so i must stop typing....Germans!?!?You call yourself a brewer and your bad mouthing Germans?!?!?!?!

Serving type: can

04-12-2012 23:36:43 | More by mtpint
Photo of GPHarris


3.9/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a huge, rocky and fizzy white head into a weizen glass. absolutely exploded out of the can into the glass. the body was a bubbly and hazy gold color.
s - wheatgrass and lemon.
t - very lemony with a hint of yeast.
m - nice carbonation and bubbly mouthfeel.
o - solid hefe and very sessionable.

Serving type: can

04-02-2012 14:57:45 | More by GPHarris
Photo of BEERMILER12


3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Packaged January 25, 2012

A: Pours a cloudy yellow color with about a fingers worth of white head

S: Fruity, sour yeastiness with some bready malts and faint leafy hops

T: Follows the nose but a bit lighter, much less sour in the taste than the nose but the fruitiness is still there with the light malts and leafy hop presence. Finishes crisp and clean

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Very smooth and velvety texture

O: I'm pleasantly surprised by this beer, it's far and away the best of the regular line up from Butternuts. Just like the other 3 regulars, this is extremely easy to session and drink more than a few in a session. This would be a perfect beer for summer months

Serving type: can

03-09-2012 03:23:20 | More by BEERMILER12
Photo of smakawhat


2.53/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the can into a wheat ale glass.

An extremely pale and straw yellow, with some cola large bubbles in the body sticking to the glass, slightly cloudy. Soapy head sticks around for only a little while, bone white.

Nose is obvious diacetyl, movie theatre popcorn butter totally, faint lemon and crisp behind it. Clean smelling.

Something really weird on this for the palate. A real gaseous and carbon dioxide blast hits, then giving to a buttery palate. Finish feels like an almost sour grain and wheat. Soda pop and watery mouthfeel.

Overall not really enjoying this, going to pass on this one.

Serving type: can

02-26-2012 22:53:50 | More by smakawhat
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