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Heinnieweisse Weissebier - Butternuts Beer & Ale

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Ratings: 361
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.06%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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 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

Serving type: can

03-23-2011 23:57:33 | More by nickthetick
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.

Serving type: can

03-07-2011 18:02:21 | More by thecarster1
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.

Serving type: can

03-05-2011 21:42:20 | More by robhunta
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.

Serving type: can

03-04-2011 03:32:38 | More by jlindros
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.

Serving type: can

02-18-2011 05:32:32 | More by cooch69
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.

Serving type: can

02-14-2011 00:27:07 | More by backfat
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.

Serving type: can

02-06-2011 02:33:22 | More by JohnnyS17
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.

Serving type: can

01-15-2011 00:37:07 | More by womencantsail
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.

Serving type: can

01-09-2011 04:37:04 | More by DoctorDog
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.

Serving type: can

12-30-2010 00:43:39 | More by bishopdc0
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.

Serving type: can

12-12-2010 04:23:37 | More by beveritt
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.

Serving type: can

12-11-2010 05:09:21 | More by witster18
Photo of chinchill

South Carolina

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

Serving type: can

12-10-2010 04:24:09 | More by chinchill
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.


Serving type: can

11-27-2010 07:27:22 | More by AleWatcher
Photo of mikeg67

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: can

11-16-2010 15:58:45 | More by mikeg67
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.

Serving type: can

11-14-2010 03:22:06 | More by mactrail
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.

Serving type: can

11-02-2010 02:52:00 | More by tehawful
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.

Serving type: can

10-29-2010 08:32:56 | More by drewba
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.

Serving type: can

10-25-2010 04:17:44 | More by thekanna
Photo of PicoPapa


3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz can pours a very murky light orange. Thin head. Zero lacing. Aromas of banana, grains, and a tiny bit sour. Flavor is on the light side. I taste more of the banana and grains. This is a really fast drinking Hefeweizen. Not overly flavorful but it gets the job done. Rather thin but worth a try.

Serving type: can

10-21-2010 16:32:42 | More by PicoPapa
Photo of EgadBananas


3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow/orange. Looks like a screwdriver. Head was light white, and was gone quick.

Aroma is a little tangy, citrusy, and grainy.

Taste is similar, but more pronounced. Theres nice amounts of citrus twang, slight tart, with hints of grain. It's solid.

Feel is crisp and light, with a sort of effervescence from the carbonation.

Solid drinkability. Solid overall hefe. Not my favorite style, but it's done well here.

Serving type: can

10-20-2010 00:55:28 | More by EgadBananas
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

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.

Serving type: can

10-13-2010 02:05:29 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of BeerMasterD


3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy amber yellow color which produces a massive foam/fluff head with huge bubbles. Rediculous amount of carbonation.
S- Sweet aroma and some hops, fruit, and clove.
T- Grassy and yeasty, some bananna and bubblegum.
M- Has a light and prickley feel.
D- Almost high.
O- Very refreshing brew.

Serving type: can

09-27-2010 21:23:27 | More by BeerMasterD
Photo of AdamGarcia


2.88/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 can served in shaker pint.

A: Cloudy pale yellow with a short lived ivory white head. Almost grayish in some lights.

S: Typical banana and clove, but subdued. Also some juicy citrus.

T: Honestly kind of bland. Soft wheaty flavors. A little banana. Just the faintest bit of spice. Virtually no discernable hop presence.

M: Carbonation is too sharp when cold, but softer as the beer warms.

D: Meh. This one just isn't interesting enough for me to want more than one serving.

This was my least favorite of the Butternuts sampler. The other 3 at least kept me interested, the Heinneweisse left me bored. Still a great sampler case at a reasonable price if you see it around.

Serving type: can

09-25-2010 02:18:55 | More by AdamGarcia
Photo of JamnesCameron


3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A good looking hazy golden color with a long lasting head. Head is fluffy with lots of tiny bubbles.

Weak aromas of banana, clove, and hints of bubblegum. That seems to be a theme for Butternuts, good aromas and flavors, but nothing in your face or harsh.

The flavor is like the aromas, a bit subdued for the style. A bit of a carbonic bite at the end.

Good carbonation, light refreshing mouthfeel. Not heavy, but not watery either.

Overall, this is a fairly refreshing beer, good for a session. Again, another theme for Butternuts, good beer for conversation when the conversation is more important than the beer.

Serving type: can

09-14-2010 01:24:21 | More by JamnesCameron
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