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Heinnieweisse Weissebier - Butternuts Beer & Ale

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367 Ratings
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Ratings: 367
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.06%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | 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 surprenant1138
2.7/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a lightbgoldenbhazy amber with a half inch of creamy white head, with decent lacing. Aroma is of yeast, maybe with some grass and lemons. Mouthfeel is light with medium-high carbonations. Taste is very yeasty, with some hops and maybe lemon peels. A good amount of spuc is detected. This is not at all a pale ale I would really go back to.

surprenant1138, May 12, 2011
Photo of chodinheaven
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Super sudsy, bursting out of the can. Maybe it got a little too cold in my fridge, but it started as all head. Once it went down, a cloudy pale straw color was revealed. Strong wheaty smell with plenty of citrusy cantaloupe aromas. Very nice and pleasant.

Decent body, with a foamy mouthfeel and a decent amount of wheat flavor mixed with summer style fruits, like cantaloupe and maybe some orange. Dissapates into foam on the tongue, which makes it slightly disconcerting but interesting. Could use a little more intensity in the flavor as it is almost forgotten as I sip it more and more. But the fluffy mouthfeel takes away from the overall experience.

It's possible that it got shaken up or too cold and that may have affected the mouthfeel. I'll have to pick up another can and try it again. Probably worth the second try.

chodinheaven, May 11, 2011
Photo of Chaney
4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First of all, it's extremely hard to properly pour a hefeweizen from a can.

A: Very cloudy, sandy-orange/pink color, with a finger or so frothy white head that had some staying power. Nice...

S: Strong banana, clove, pepper, and a bit of citrus undertone as well. Yeasty +!

T: Nice fruit - yeast balance! It was a tad on the spicy sided, but I defy anyone to say that this one was lacking in flavor. I particularly enjoyed the candy-clove aftertaste...

M: The lacing left on the glass was moderate, and not sticky in the slightest. Well lacing! The carbonation was fine.

O: This beer was totally a surprise and I can't wait to try more from Butternuts.

Chaney, May 07, 2011
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 ngeunit1
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden-yellow color with a finger of crisp white head. The head fades down really quickly leaving behind barely any lacing.

S - Aroma is a blend of some wheat, some light fruits (banana and peach), and a little bit of spices. There is also just a touch of yeast noticeable.

T - Starts off with some light fruits and some wheat flavor. Little bit of spice in the background. Through the middle some yeast and bread flavors come through. The finish is a mix of some light fruit flavors and a bit of wheat and yeast that linger.

M - Light bodied with moderate lively carbonation. Really crisp and clean, though a touch watery. Finishes fairly clean and a touch dry.

D - Very drinkable. The flavor could use a bit more punch, but what is there is nice and balanced. The nose and the look of the beer could also be a bit more exciting.

ngeunit1, Apr 24, 2011
Photo of mntlover
3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale yellow with some darker brownish sediment falling to the bottom, looks nice. Sports a decent sized white creamy head that falls slow, some light lace is all.

Aroma is wheat and bready malts mingled nice banana notes some light clove to finish it out.

Taste is about on par also bread/wheat light fruit notes banana light citrus hints lemony with nice clove in the finish.

Mouthfeel seems little light for the style but decently carbonated.

Drinkability is good enjoyable enough, not a beer I would grab if i wanted a Hefe though but worth a try.

mntlover, Apr 07, 2011
Photo of nickthetick
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
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

nickthetick, Mar 23, 2011
Photo of thecarster1
2.6/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

a- can poured into a weizen glass, aggressive pour leaves two plus fingers that fade slowly leaving a trailing of head and lace, hazy honey.

s- alot of nose here, very sweet for a weiss, banana, clove, candi sugar, and yeast dominate, just a bit too sweet off the bat for me.

t- echos nose, all a bit muted though, there is an interesting kinda soapy quality here that is certainly not typical. i'm also getting more sweetness here than i like to have in my hefes.

m- medium body, coating.

d- yes drinkable, go to again? no, i picked up the butternuts variety pack which was very reasonably priced, but now i have five of these left to drink unfortunately.

thecarster1, Mar 07, 2011
Photo of robhunta
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A thick hazed yellow with a thin layer of head, dissipates, leaving a very small ring. The head was a disappointment.

S - Doughy, yeasty, light sweet malty

T - lemon, doughy yeast, with a nice bitter finish

M - crisp, clean

D - very drinkable, though not terribly flavorful.

A nice balance of yeasty/weisse and bitter hops flavors, but I would like more of both.

robhunta, Mar 05, 2011
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 cooch69
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured an awesome pastel yellow. About as easy to see through as a cave at midnight. Small creamy textured head leaves nice lacing.

Nose of coconut's, banana's and rubber.
A bit off putting. I wonder if this was infected or not. Taste of the beer is pretty subtle so it shows through but still not strong.

Taste is of Pina Colada. Some tea, and a gumminess. The rubbery quality shows in the middle but it is a bit more covered up with all the taste.

This beer is wonderfully creamy, like a nitro can without the nitro. Good and very different Wheat Ale.

cooch69, Feb 18, 2011
Photo of backfat
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Andyc5337 for bringing me this cool can.

Poured into SA perfect pint. J 5 quality control on 11 in the backround

pour is hazy and muttled brownish yellow

pork rind, must, flowers, banana, yeasty with a bit of coriander.

spicy, light, and short. a touch of coriander at the tip of the tongue. watery.

eh, it's ok.

backfat, Feb 14, 2011
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 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 DoctorDog
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz. bottle into a weizen glass. Thanks to beveritt for passing this one along,

A- Half hazy/ half clear pale yellow upon pour...gradually becomes cloudy as sediment disperses throughout. Pours with 2+ fingers of rocky, white head, which fades gradually into a thin cap.

S- Zesty citrus, hints of banana and cloves, and the expected wheat and yeast. Not bad, if a little underwhelming.

T- A bit of a tangy, acidic citrusy note hits first, followed by the softer yeasty wheat and slight banana notes. Bitterness is fairly low, and sweetness moderate.

M- Moderately high carbonation and a medium full feel. Crisp as at hits the mouth, and smooth as it goes down.

D- Good. Decent on all counts and fairly easy drinking / sessionable.

Future outlook: First Hefe I've had from a can. Pretty decent, if mostly unspectacular....glad to have tried, but not stellar enough to need a revisit.

DoctorDog, Jan 09, 2011
Photo of bishopdc0
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

bishopdc0, Dec 30, 2010
Photo of beveritt
3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

beveritt, Dec 12, 2010
Photo of witster18
2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

doesn't smell of much... a little fruit...say, granny smith apple.. fruit stripe gum

taste is of lemon, wheat... light...very light,... but also pretty good, and certainly drinkable... kinda like a spritzier Mothership wit.... sharper on taste,but not any better, more carbonated, but with less mouthfeel. A good American Weisse-beer... outta the can makes it nostalgic(like the design too)...

small gripe would be the carb+soda cheap mountain dew quality to this... but not too bad.

a salty peanut, lemon finish.

liked this companies stout...my first impressions of the brewery are average.. safe, lighter offerings, but good none-the-less.

a really good lawnmower/golfing beer, but not a medal winner by any means... great on a hot day though - especially in a freezing cold can.

witster18, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of chinchill
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
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

chinchill, Dec 10, 2010
Photo of AleWatcher
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This was an extra from Cuzco. Thanks man.

Poured into a hefe glass.

Doesn't look too bad-- but certainly not overaly impressive. Weak head and lace, even for style. Looks lifeless and dull. A hazy gold with some orange hues.

Smells of sweet malt, spicy wheat, and banana... And that is how the taste runs too. Surprisingly sweet up front. A little spice note towered the finish, but the banana notes on the aftertaste is dominant.

Body is medium. A tad oily and undercarbonated. This is a hefe in a can. Is it the best hefe, no. Is it undrinkable, again no. Will I request more of it to be sent to me... No.

This

AleWatcher, Nov 27, 2010
Photo of mikeg67
1.63/5  rDev -52.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Pours hazy orange with a small, lasting white head, fine lacing and lovely carbonation. Aroma is yeast, bubble gum and Champaign. Medium, sharp body. Flavor is some bread, banana and spices. Strong off sour notes makes it difficult to drink. Definitely I will skip this one next time.

mikeg67, Nov 16, 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 tehawful
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I bought the Butternuts Beer Mix Pack after having tried (and loved) the Pork Slap Pale Ale. Each style has a unique graphic on the can...this one with a green hop-headed alien between two stems of barley.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden wheat color into a still hazy dulled amber body. The head is a faded white that doesn't stick around for long.

Smell: A nice blend of citrus, banana and clove and other spices are prominent, with a subtle undertone of barley. The smell is probably the highlight of this beer.

Taste: Strong taste of banana accompanied with citrus and clove. Finishes with a strong wheat taste with the hint of citrus still lingering.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and clean carbonation.

Drinkability: The overall taste of this Hefeweizen did not live up to the initial aroma. The wheat taste is much stronger than what I would have liked, and I don't feel that the fruit and spice flavors played as well off each other as what you would normally expect.

tehawful, Nov 02, 2010
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 thekanna
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a darker yellow bordering on orange with a quickly-dissipating white head.

S: Sweet malts with a bit of yeast, banana, and clove.

T/M: Wheat malts and a strong yeast taste; strong banana and almost artificial yeast flavoring. Medium body with large bubble carbonation led it to be entirely too filling.

D: I was a bit wary of drinking a hefeweizen out of a can at first, but this one actually didn't turn out to be too bad. Still, the over-carbonation and exaggerated flavor of this brew made me want my hefes bottled or on-tap, thankyouverymuch.

thekanna, Oct 25, 2010
Heinnieweisse Weissebier from Butternuts Beer & Ale
78 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.