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Heinnieweisse Weissebier - Butternuts Beer & Ale

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368 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John on 03-04-2006)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.36/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -11.8%

djrn2, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +17.6%

nmann08, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of metter98
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that quickly died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of wheat and fruit in the nose along with notes of yeast and hints of clove. Bananas and lemons seem to stand out in particular.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and has some refreshing properties. Having been brewed just two weeks ago, it tastes very fresh.

metter98, Aug 31, 2011
Photo of brentk56
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
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

brentk56, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Hugely hazy marigold with a small splash of orange juice. The two finger slice of manila colored foam fizzed and crackled immediately after the pour, then settled down quickly. The lid doesn't look great, however, and there isn't much glass residue.

The nose displays the usual hefeweizen characteristics of fruit and spice. Lemon is at least as prominent as banana and there's a good bit of clove spiciness as well. After circling back to it in the bottom half of the glass, it looks like the aroma is the highlight of this experience.

Heinnieweisse Weissbier tastes like something that's midway between a standard version of the style and a light (low calorie, low ABV) version. There's plenty of flavor, thanks to an estery yeast strain, but it doesn't get a chance to dig in due to a lackluster mouthfeel.

Butternuts Beer And Ale uses 67% wheat malt, which is a greater percentage than usual, if I'm not mistaken. More barley malt would help bulk this sucker up a little. Sweet, bitter and tangy are all present in moderate amounts and effectively cancel one another out.

On second thought... maybe there isn't as much flavor as it seemed initially. Warming doesn't crank the boldness knob much at all. The hefeweizen banan-o-meter score is a rather pedestrian 2.0/5.0 and clove spiciness is on the muted side.

The mouthfeel is average at best. More malty guts are needed and more bubbles wouldn't hurt. The best versions of the style have a silky creaminess that is definitely not present here.

Butternuts Heinnieweisse Weissebier would make a pretty good session ale because it has more flavor interest than your average pale lager. However, it isn't something that I'd choose to drink for the pure pleasure of it. Bottom line: stick with the German classics.

BuckeyeNation, Mar 03, 2009
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 womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The pour is orange in color with a surprising level of clarity for a hefeweizen. The head is about a finger tall and white.

S: Smells like it should. I get some banana and clove notes right away with some sweet bread and wheat in there, too. There's a slightly tart note to it as well.

T: Quite a bit of wheat is there, somewhat bready, but there's a lot of citrus here too. It seems like lemon and orange zest for the most part. There's a nice banana note to it, but probably not as strong as I would like to see.

M: The body is medium with a moderate to high level of carbonation.

D: Pretty decent hefeweizen, but not amazing. Definitely drinkable, though.

womencantsail, Jan 15, 2011
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

ygtbsm94, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.55/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy, yellow body with a white head that fades away in mere seconds.

Smell: Heinnieweisser presents a curious, distressing nose of husky grains and Bavarian yeast. Regrettably, the strong graininess supersedes the lesser, more delicate notes of citrus and spice.

Taste: Wheat malt and some standard barley with an understated sweetness in the fore. It's a tad grainy, I must say. Mere hints of banana and lemony citrus. Faint floral, spicy hop character and bitterness. As it warms, the tad graininess expands into a strongly husky taste, like munching on some raw six-row. Finishes dry with a grainy astringency. A beer that requires a side of water.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: A sub par beer at best and a true travesty of a hefeweizen. I would be entirely remiss to recommend this one.

ChainGangGuy, Jul 26, 2009
Photo of Knapp85
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Knapp85, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of oberon
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

oberon, Nov 20, 2006
Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -11.8%

JAHMUR, Dec 29, 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 WVbeergeek
3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

WVbeergeek, Sep 11, 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 RblWthACoz
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clouded straw with no head. Nose is doughy and clay like in personality. Effervescent with a touch of citrus. Flavor is light and crisp with that dough really coming through. Really smooth sweet lemon flavor. Feel is a bit thin and watered down on the liquid and low on the carbonation. I actually think this is a pretty good hefe. Certainly the best hefe in a can (what are there...like three so far...and I haven’t tasted any of them). I say this is actually worth giving a shot.

RblWthACoz, Jan 01, 2008
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.66/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

StonedTrippin, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of jlindros
3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This isn't the freshest, but its been cold the whole time, and canned so should be good to go hopefully.

A light creamy 1/2 finger head fades at a medium pace with a light lacing over slightly hazy pale wheat golden orange colored beer.

Nose has some nice malty aromas, a really nice wheat, some light Belgian malts and yeast fruits, it has quite a nose like a Belgian golden ale. Light citrus and hint of banana, some apple, and lots of fruits.

Taste is not as light and crisp as I thought, def due to age, gonna have to redo this one sometime, plenty more fruits again, apple, Belgian yeast fruits, banana, pear, light citrus, some nice malts, plenty of wheat flavors, a little gritty, light bitterness and light grassy hops. The finish is fairly dry, with a light grassy hop bitterness, a little gritty again, and lingering light fruits.

Mouth is lighter bodied with decent carbonation, and a little gritty.

Drink is good, light and airy, dry finish, the fruits get a little weird since it's a Hefe, but with the age I'm surprised how well it did.

jlindros, Mar 04, 2011
Photo of drabmuh
2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Beer served in a pint glass with sediment. Beer is yellow and has some haze from the yeast. Forms a big white head of large and medium bubbles that falls away leaving some lacing on the glass. Head doesn't have the staying power. Carbonation appears low.

Pretty good weihenstephaner-esque aroma. Bready, yeasty, with good fruity esters.

Beer is thin and boring, not much there at all. Mild sweetness very water like. Bummer.

drabmuh, Jul 01, 2010
Photo of mactrail
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Flavorful murky wheat beer.

Nice cloudy pale amber in the glass. Very full of tiny carbonation bubbles, which gives it a rich feel in the mouth. Mellow Hefeweizen flavors with lots of malt but less of the esters of the classic German style. Modest hops but very well balanced.

A really pleasant wheat beer with a mouth-filling character. While it lacks the bananas and cloves of some hefes, it avoids the overly tart style of the poor American cousin. I find this extremely clean and drinkable.

mactrail, Nov 14, 2010
Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a cloudy, pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a solid pale and wheat malt scent along with a fruity hefe yeast aroma. The taste is good also. It has a simplistic appeal. It's light and fruity with loads of yeast character. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinking beer and their strongest product. It's not going to win any awards, but it's a simple recipe that tastes good.

WesWes, Jan 19, 2008
Photo of jwc215
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into weizen glass.

Poured clouded golden yellow with a very thin white head that fairly quickly fell to virtually nothing.

The smell was of mild banana/clove with a slight touch of orange peel.

The taste was of banana/clove - a bit thin - with hints of citrus.

It was smooth. The flavors washed out a tad bit, but left a relatively refreshing feel.

IMO - Nothing special, but not bad at all. It's good enough when you want a hefe-weisse in a can, which makes it unique. Good on a hot day.

jwc215, Aug 15, 2006
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of smcolw
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Modest starting head that settles to rim bubbles.  No lace.  Quite cloudy, but otherwise is the color white gold.

Some interesting hop shows up in the smell. Good wheat presence. It's a little closer to a pale ale than a weisse.

The flavor is definitely a wheat beer.  Refreshing and light bodied (appropriately so). The swallow features some hop bitterness in the background, but it's mostly sour.

smcolw, Jun 26, 2011
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Heinnieweisse Weissebier from Butternuts Beer & Ale
78 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.