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Heinnieweisse Weissebier - Butternuts Beer & Ale

Heinnieweisse WeissebierHeinnieweisse Weissebier

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344 Ratings
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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 Brad007


4.13/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright, cloudy tan/yellow with a thin head into my glass. Not too far from the style.

Lots of banana and clove upfront with perhaps a hint of bubble gum (?). I'm thinking banana bread as well.

Taste is similar. Clean, slightly crisp with a donked-out cadre of wheat, banana and clove. Very friendly.

The crispness remains in the finish. Very sublime flow to it.

I like this. It might appeal to first-timers when it comes to this style. Very friendly beer.

Serving type: can

02-24-2012 23:15:03 | More by Brad007
Photo of JayS2629


3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy straw yellow. Cloudy with a giant, fizzy head that fades quickly. Nice lacing.

The aroma is of orange, lemon zest, toast, cloves,and coriander. Yeasty esters of fruit and must.

Lots of flavor. Clove and cinnamon notes on orange and lemon zest, melon and light fruit notes. Coriander and funky notes. Quite tart and zesty.

Thin, fizzy, crisp and refreshing

Overall a little off tasting and hard to drink. Too many rich, spicy, yeasty things going on.

Serving type: can

01-16-2012 18:08:12 | More by JayS2629
Photo of GarthDanielson

North Carolina

2.55/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a can and served in a weisse vase, the beer is a light, hazy, pale yellow coloring that is almost opaque, with a slight tinge of gold in the absolute depths. Only a thin ring of film around the glass, and a sparse, filmy cover across the top. Aromas are toasty, with a cereal and lemony blend, very slight clove spicing, and a buttery undertone. Flavors are watery and sharp, on a thin, extremely light body. The carbonation combines with the thinness of the brew to make it a tough drink. Flavors are slightly buttery, with a minimal clove spicing and some very subtle toasted characteristics. Flavors are very mild. The aftertaste is minimal, with some of the buttery sweetness, as well as a bit of the citrus sweet and tart. The finish is quick, and really nondescript. The beer really is off your palate before you can truly register what it is you're tasting.

Serving type: can

01-08-2012 18:48:51 | More by GarthDanielson
Photo of SickGnar


3.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pale straw with barely decent haze. Okay-size white head that fades pretty quickly, but leaves some splotches of lace.

S: Estery fruit and yeast in the nose. More lemon with lychee than banana. Lightly earthy and spicy yeast. Hint of cloves. Wheat base in background with hint of sweetness.

T: Nice base wheat beer – doughy & grainy with a hint of sweetness. Lemon from nose fades quite a bit and only pushes in at the end. In its place, and at the fore, are some fruity esters that are interestingly and differently cucumber and melon. Perhaps even a pinch of salt – sort of salted watermelon rind. Also some lychee and a hint of bubblegum. Not really getting any banana. Cloves are there in a soft and mild way. Mildly spicy and softly earthy yeast character. Noticeable though muddled hops.

M: Not really any pucker, but it is a touch tangy. Slightly under medium body with CO2 a bit over – but in creamy way. Light tartness and touch of hops take this one drying after just a bit of sweetness.

D: Not really a traditional Bavarian Hefeweisen – despite their own advertising. It is, however, and interesting and decent wheat beer.

Serving type: can

11-03-2011 00:12:33 | More by SickGnar
Photo of GreenJetta912


1.15/5  rDev -66.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Ok, I realize I graded this beer lower than my score for Keystone Ice but here's why:

Apperarace is way to light ever for the style. Dull, no depth to color at all. Way overcarbonated! Terrible head retention and lacing. Unfiltered therefore yeast at the bottom.

Smell is overbearing orange peel and not a lot else. obviously this is an orange peel/corriander wit.

Mouthfeel is god awful. taste fake and slightly buttery. leaves a weird coating on the mouth.

Taste: Way too much orange. can't perceive any hop character or wheat or corriander or anything but cider and orange. awful

Finish is buttery

Through out the beer there is unbalanced off-flavors and evidence of bad quality standards, possibly spoilage. As much as I hate myself for doing this, I had to dump it. It was undrinkable. So is the rest of the variety case.

I thought I had some bad wheat beers before, but its is far and away the worst and I don't think anything will take its place in a long time. These clowns are fly-by-night brewers!

Serving type: can

10-22-2011 17:14:04 | More by GreenJetta912
Photo of djeucalyptus


3.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a golden straw in the glass with tinges of pink grapefruit. a marrow colored finger-and-a-half head erupts and recedes before my eyes, depositing narry a scant dab of lace.

aroma is interesting. wheat, sand, clove, a hint of banana, a dose of lemon.

taste is wheaty with an interesting tartness about it, almost reminiscent of a berlinerweiss. odd. but delicious. intentional? i'm not sure. maybe my palette is just picking up the flavors oddly? regardless, some nice wheat notes, a hint of that banana and clove spice, although fairly subdued, and a fresh, citrusy brightness.

mouth is smooth and creamy, with ample carbonation keeping everything afloat.

I could see how this one doesn't hit all the right notes in the traditional hefeweizen category, but I'm really digging it. Definitely not as banana or clove forward as one would usually expect from a hefe, but then again, that's why I'm not a big hefe fan.

Serving type: can

10-18-2011 18:37:22 | More by djeucalyptus
Photo of Arithmeticus


3.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured chilled in ale glass

A: no head; cloudy pale yellow; ok carb action
S: very strong sweet aroma, reminiscent of pears; suggests a Belgian-style beer is ahead
T: starts off as a sweet, Belgian-inspired farmhouse ale, and segues after a few seconds into a Diet-Sprite-like wheat ale. Really yummy at the front, but dry and listless at the end; I don't deduct all that much on this point, though, since that tail end is to be expected in a wheat beer, and the beginning is a nice surprise

Interesting...at first.

Serving type: can

10-11-2011 22:39:35 | More by Arithmeticus
Photo of JunkYardJake


2.73/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz can to weizen glass.
Average looking hefe with a big white head. Straw colored and a little cloudy. Palate is tart and malty with a bit of spice. Tastes okay but feels somewhat artificial. Mouthfeel is very lively and fluid. Overall, this is an average wheat beer at best and not something I would get again.

Serving type: can

10-11-2011 02:19:08 | More by JunkYardJake
Photo of DrDemento456


3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked these up strictly to do can reviews. Got the stout and IPA also.

A - Carbonation ahoy this one filled with an inch and a half of head and a hazy yellow in color with floaty specks throughout.

S - Pure wheat at it's finest. Little banana but I do get some clove so it does smell pretty good.

T - Very little spice and clove but it's there. At most I am picking up subtle yeast notes and a pretty hefty wheat taste.

M - Carbonation makes it prickly and sharp tasting

Overall it's not a bad Hefeweizen. I could see enjoying a few but its not really worth a repeat visit. Still worth the tick as a craft beer.

Serving type: can

10-09-2011 00:59:06 | More by DrDemento456
Photo of therica


2.85/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Can #3 of my 4-pack sampler (#1 was the Porkslap PA).

A= cloudy light yellow-green (what's with the green?!?! hopefully nothing to do with the "Heinnie" or the barn photo shown on their brewer's page?!?!). Modest white head but amazingly it rimmed for quite some time.

S= light coriander, clove, lemon and banana. But then after it sat for a few minutes it's been nothing but banana banana and more banana, since.

T= a modestly decent first-sip but then instant unpleasant bitter aftertaste. I let it sit for at least 15 minutes and then it gained some modest quality but still with the nasty bitter follow. Overall, a bit watery and weak in traits.

M= the nasty bitterness just turns me off.

O= mediocre. There are just so many other modest to high quality Hefe's in this category to waste time and money on this one.

Serving type: can

10-05-2011 01:07:53 | More by therica
Photo of mostpoetsdo

Rhode Island

3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: pours a cloudy, yeasty looking yellow. Gravely white head on top, trace blotches of lacing.

S: mostly yeast, banana chips, meringue, touch of clove and pepper.

T: citrus hops, a little tart rather than bitter. Waxy sweetness. Banana yogurt. A little spicy, dare I say a dash of salt?

M: dry, light-medium body. Lots of bubbly carbonation.

O/D: it's enjoyable, kind of crisp, but the sour notes in the taste make it for a beer I don't care for more than one or two.

Serving type: can

09-11-2011 23:07:41 | More by mostpoetsdo
Photo of Burt

Rhode Island

3.63/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass.

Straw colored and hazy with a big head that dispersed quickly and left little lacing.

Smell is of faint banana and clove with some yeastiness.

The taste is like the smell with the banana and clove but it is pretty light. There is a light graininess to the finish and smoothness.

This is a easy drinking brew that is light on the pallet. So far I have tried 2 of the 4 brews from this mixed 12 pack. The first 2 were on the light side on flavor. Not bad brews but they are brewed more for the masses.

Serving type: can

09-03-2011 21:26:58 | More by Burt
Photo of metter98

New York

3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Serving type: can

08-31-2011 22:48:10 | More by metter98
Photo of doopydoogle

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can poured into a good beer glass:

A - Typical golden cloudy for the style. Decent visible carbonation with a quickly dissipating head that left a slight lace.

S - Banana, pineapple, spice like clove, slightly unripe peaches, starfruit, yeast and fresh baked bread, overall quite pleasant

T - Very tangy for the style, almost a sour ale characteristic. Bananas yield to a surprising bitterness rounded out by bread, yeast, and a wheaty finish. Some spice is detectable along with a citric quality akin to starfruit or kiwi. Not sure what to think of the sour aspect of this brew.

M - Explosive carbonation, vibrant acidity, and a good dry and bitter finish make this a great food beer.

O - Not bad for the style. Good flavors that complement each other well, and the acidity would make it a pretty good food beer. An easy to drink beer that could use a bit mellower acidity.

Serving type: can

08-31-2011 02:54:05 | More by doopydoogle
Photo of dragonWhale

New York

3.13/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

My coworker looks at me as I engage in the act of considering this can. He shakes his head and decrees that I must be an imbecile. I tell him I will at least do him the dignity of not drinking it in front of him. At home, at last, in solitude..
Dirty, dirty blond. What a dirty beer. Hazy, light of IQ. Dirty.
Banana bubblegum aroma. Maybe a little diacetyl. That's all.
The taste isn't that bad. It makes me wonder why there isn't an extremely popular banana bubblegum. And then I think that just buying a banana would be cheaper and much more enjoyable, albeit over a shorter timeline.
It is unseasonably sticky. Which, I guess, is fine, just not preferable. An altogether underwhelming example of the style, but certainly not an undrinkable beer.

Serving type: can

08-30-2011 06:14:17 | More by dragonWhale
Photo of atr2605

New York

3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- pours transparent light yellow with a white head
S-very mild aroma, little lemon and grass notes. did I mention extremely mild aroma
T-Little malt up front immediately balanced by the hops and finishes quickly and cleanly
M-light bodied
O-a really crisp and clean beer but not alot in the aroma or flavor. Good session beer but not the best hefeweizen. Would drink again but wouldn't seek it out

Serving type: can

08-28-2011 00:57:08 | More by atr2605
Photo of angelsil

Ontario (Canada)

2.83/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Part of 12 Butternuts pack sampler. Poured into ghetto Ikea pint glass, because it's what I got on hand.

A: Very hazy. Looks like a farmhouse ale should. Head was thin and disappeared quickly.

S: Faint sour smell. Aroma was not strong, perhaps the sampler pack had sat around for a bit.

T: Tart. The heavy citrus notes overpower the wheat background.

M: Heavily carbonated, which worked for the style. Very refreshing on the tongue.

O: Pretty average hefeweizen. Wouldn't buy it again, but wouldn't turn it down on a hot day.

Serving type: can

08-21-2011 18:36:48 | More by angelsil
Photo of spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Can

Appearance – Hazy dark yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is a fair amount of lacing. The head lasted for around 3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Lemons, coriander/cloves, wheat

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a higher than average amount of carbonation. I can taste wheat mixed with lemons and some coriander and cloves. The lemon is really the most prominent of the flavours.. using both the juice and the zest. It finishes with a lemony tart aftertaste.

Overall – Probably the best hefe I have had from a can. The taste was really refreshing and I could definitely down a few of these on a summer day. Worth trying for sure.

Serving type: can

08-16-2011 17:50:45 | More by spinrsx
Photo of mocktm


3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

From a can into a pint glass. Didn't notice when purchasing, but a sticker clinging to the inner sides of one of the cans marks a April, 2010 canning date. This Hefe is over a year old, not exactly ideal, but I'm going to run with it.

Two fingers of fizzy white head off the pour, which dissipates rather quickly. I'm left with a flimsy film floating atop the hazy light orange colored beer. Some spotty lacing is there, but for a hefe, this is weak. Maybe it's the age, but this is nowhere near what is customary.

Citric tartness on the nose: lemon, lime, and orange peel. Some banana notes as well, but the spiciness is noticeably absent. Wheat backbone is present, but again, I feel that age has gotten the better of this one.

First and foremost, this tastes like some serious wheat. Notes of banana, lemon and apple are also detectable, producing a slight sour twang in the finish. Again though, nothing as far as spices go.

Creaminess on this Hefe is minimal, giving way to a mostly watery body. Combined with poor carbonation, this just falls dismally short for the style.

Maybe this wasn't a fair review, given the beer's age, but consider me unimpressed. Given that I also didn't care for their IPA fresh, I don't even know if I'll bother tracking down a fresher batch of this.

Serving type: can

08-13-2011 19:54:12 | More by mocktm
Photo of brandoncox


4.28/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy straw pour.

Getting lemon, lime, and honey followed by a faint roasty maltiness mashed with an infusion of banna and clove. Not a lot of hops on the nose.

Sour wheat and sour green apple seem to be the main flavors infused together. Awesome wheat beer.

Thin and fizzy body. Overall light and very sessionable.

A natural delight and heavily fruity but balanced well with the wheat. Great surprise.

Serving type: can

08-03-2011 20:32:31 | More by brandoncox
Photo of bpw28

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: Three finger bleach white head, Soap bubbles with pretty good retention, very hazy milky straw ( about a hazy 3 SRM), Nice lacing.

Smell: Very interesting. Smells like steel which is very odd (is the can to blame? the vats?), very strong wheat, coriander, funk (a very good one), cream, grass/hay/barnyard (not a bad thing, it's expected. It is a farmhouse), banana peel, yeasty.

Taste: Massive Banana, Coriander, Wheat, Funk (good), light body, apple, pear, sweet, cream (like that after drinking milk creamy taste), good carb.

Final Thoughts: Pretty nice. It's lighter on body, but if this is the after the lawn beer it would be heaven I'm sure. Not my top choice for a hef, but it seems to be it's own kind. Good stuff, I'd drink again. I don't know what that steel smell was about.

Serving type: can

07-26-2011 01:51:34 | More by bpw28
Photo of Brenden


3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Notes from my NY vacation. This beer was from Kraig's Kegs and enjoyed on 7/4/11.

This beer is every bit as hazy as it should be and a very pale yellow with a deeper tint toward the center of it. The head is bone-white, initially one finger or so but fading somewhat quickly to foam with very little spotty lacing.
The aroma offers wheat with an interesting sweet/tangy tinge that's got an almost medicinal quality to it. I'm confused about this being a hefeweizen. Bad can maybe? It's not bad, but the banana and clove really aren't coming through well.
The taste is the same as the aroma with a mainly wheat and yeast component along with the sweet/tangy interplay. There's a note of sulfur almost as an afterthought in the finish.
I'm going to review as I taste it only because it's not an old can; if there's something wrong, the brewery canned it this way.
The body is light to medium, a bit crisp but offering a smoothness that fills the mouth. It's certainly briskly carbonated.
There may have been something off, not because it's particularly bad but because there is some off aroma/flavor and a lack of hefeweizen character, but it was a new can. I'd like to try it again.

Serving type: can

07-11-2011 17:04:00 | More by Brenden
Photo of buyBinboaVodka

New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a Weizen glass.

A - Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a slight orange hue. Huge head that melts slowly into a very small one. Lacing is very thick at first but also quickly dissappears.

S - Citrus floral grassy hops with some bread and spice smell. Some cloves, black pepper and lemon zest. Wheat is the dominant in the smell.

T - Bready, yeasty, warm baked wheat bread up front followed by spiced pepper and noticable hoppy bitterness.

M - Very light and thin, fits the style well. Some carbonation the leaves a slight bitter pepper spice in your mouth.

O - This a good beer to have on a nice hot summer day. I probably wont go out of my way to have it, but if it was there I would take it anyday over BMC products.

Serving type: can

07-02-2011 01:57:53 | More by buyBinboaVodka
Photo of smcolw


3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

Serving type: can

06-26-2011 12:02:00 | More by smcolw
Photo of bristei

Rhode Island

3.23/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from can to pint glass.

A: Thick haze, golden, large head that somewhat rapidly dimished, noticable carbination.

S: Horsey, strong, sour?

T: Mildly sweet, earthy

M: Strong attack, smooth lingering front of mouth coating, carbination apparent

O: Interesting take on a weisebier. More barnyard than typicaly would be expected with much less of the grain notes. Overall enjoyable but nothing to really write home about.

Serving type: can

06-20-2011 23:51:15 | More by bristei
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