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Heinnieweisse Weissebier - Butternuts Beer & Ale

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Ratings: 372
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.06%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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Butternuts Beer & Ale visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: John on 03-04-2006

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Photo of maddogruss
2.78/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got a bottle of this from Oak Tree in South Plainfield.

A: Pours a cloudy, straw yellow body with a small, white head with low retention and some lacing.

S: A sweet, juicy smell with some sweet banana ester notes and alcohol undertones.

T: A sweet, apple juice taste that was not too impressive with some earthy notes and alcohol aftertaste.

M: A light and crisp mouthfeel that was ok for the style overall.

D: Ok mouthfeel and taste combination. Definitely a good summer beer, but could have used a bit more on the taste.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured a hazy tangerine-orange with a 1+ finger ivory colored head that was only moderatly lasting leaving no visible lacing. Visible carbonation was medium strong.

S: really nice tangerine notes with just a slight hint of muskiness. Some fresh bananas, bread and a yeasty nature was also present.

T: similar to the nose with some bright, brisk tangerines and a touch of muskiness. Some sour dough, fresh wheat are also detected before finishing with a fine, moderately strong tart lemony citrus hopping. Dried pears and a slight hard mineral content, perhaps from the water was also noted.

M: very fizzy and active with a light-medium fullness. The carbonation stays strong though out the entire course of the drink. A light lingering fade of tangerine citrus is left behind.

D: average. A very strong carbonation factor distracts from the overall flavor. Very lively a little rough around the edges. Not something I would drink in multiples but worth a single at best.

Photo of Deuane
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Kegatron for this one.

A-Slighty hazy, amber kissed bright golden yellow. A medium, fluffy white head dimishes to a thin film and leaves good lace.

S-Musty wheat, a bit of yeast spiciness and light bready malt. Not a lot of aroma with this one.

T-A twing of lemon zing and a mellow wheat chewiness. Subtle notes of banana, clove...but VERY faint. Not a lot going on here.

M-Light bodied with good crispness. Very clean finish on the palate.

D-Light and crsip and certainly non-offensive. A step-up lanwmower beer that has a bit more flavour than your typical, fizzy yellow, BMC offering. Not bad, but I would prefer to drink something with more flavour than this.

Photo of williamherbert
4.08/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A cloudy-as-hell banana yellow. No head. Doesn't seem to move, although it is slightly illuminated.

Has a pungent, spicy Belgian ale aroma. Also has the sweetness and what base of a hefe. Orange peel mostly, and a hint of banana. Strong and pleasant.

The taste is a nice citrus/orange flavor with the Belgian spice subdued but a nice accent. Sweet in a very good way. Puckery at the end.

Milky and bubbly feel, dry at the swallow. This is a very -- suprisingly -- nice wheat beer. The sweetness of a hef, the wheaty mildness of a witbier.

Photo of Seanibus
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was pleasantly surprised. After a series of disappointments from this brewery, this beer turned out to be not too bad at all.

Pours hazy gold with a fluffy head (which collapses quickly to little lacing). The aroma is strong, spicy and wheaty, exactly as it should be. The flavor is smooth, and spicy, cardamom and ginger, perhaps a bit of cloves, and just a hint of lemon. The mouthfeel is round and robust, giving a little pleasant cling to the spicyness.

This is not the best Hefeweizen ever made, but it goes a long way toward redeeming Butternuts' otherwise undistinguished portfolio.

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very solid Hefe from Butternuts. I would rank this as the second best beer they offer (their stout is tops in my opinion) but this is one of the better Hefe's I've had. Has some nice body and mouthfeel to it which I usually don't get for this style so that was good to see. Tasty and drinkable for sure so this one is a winner.

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A. 12 oz. can poured into a pint glass. Fizzy head above a cloudy golden body. The one finger head dimishes to a ring, or Halo if you will.

S. Wheat, earthy grains. Light bready malt.

T. A citric snap from the hop starts things off. Evolves into a estery banana sensation due to the bavarian yeast. The wheat is mellow and right on point. As it warms a bit, a hint of bubblegum touches the palate. Clove and spice are pretty subdued in this one, but they are there.

M. Sharp and crisp. Good amount of natural carbonation here.

D. Despite the unknown ABV, I'd call this a session brew. A good solid Hefe. Butter Nuts has yet to disappoint me.

Photo of erosier
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Poured a yellow orange color with a tall and medium bodied white head that took a little time to settle and laced some down the glass.
S: Smell is of very sweet wheat malts, some banana and clove coming in at the end.
T: Taste is just as the aroma let on. Nice sweet malt up front followed by a mix of banana and clove flavors.
M: Mouthfeel is fresh and smooth feeling. A nice amount of carbonation.
D: Pretty drinkable as none of the flavors are too overpowering and it is a well balanced and full flavored beer.

Photo of JRed
3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first Butternuts brew and a pretty good experience all in all. Gorgeous looks; thick and juicy, golden sun color. Aroma of orange peel and notes of lemon zest. Taste is on the weak side but still pleasant. Weak carbonation and mild lemon tang make for a competent wheat beer but its not as full bodied as I would like. It's lacking a flavorful taste as the beer's looks entail.

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

Appearance- It poured into my sample glass a nice hazy but not as hazy as most hefe's gold/orange color. There was great white lacing and head.

Smell- Great clove and banana aromas but the was also a strange like garlic aroma too.

Taste- Nice sweet but balanced with spiciness and banana/citrus hefe flavor.

Mouthfeel- Light and refreshing but has some bite to it.

Drinkability- Good. I think this beer will surprise you.

Photo of Bounty628
4.18/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heinnieweisse Hefeweizen iis surprising quite good. Though an initial concern about the quality of such a "faddy" product set in while seeing their product in the cooler of the local package store, once over that initial fear and then entering the tasting stage I must say that I was indeed converted.

The Heinnieweisse Hefeweizen is brewed with traditional Bavarian yeast, wheat and malted barley. The beer is obviously of the hefeweizen style and is a well crafted weissebier that perhaps defies the odds and comes out a relative winner.

The beer pours a rather unclouded yellow to orange color and gives off the faintest amount of foam when poured from the can. The beer certainly is far less hazier than many other hefeweizens, but that does not detract from the beer much since what is lacks in haze in makes up for in taste. When poured into the glass from the can, once the minimal amount of foam dissipates, there is merely a minimal amount of lacing that rings the glass during drinking.

There is certainly a high amount of yeast and wheat noticeably present in the aroma. Though most hefeweizen beers are associated with having citrus accentuations to both the smell and the taste, to me this hefeweizen has very little citrus noted in either the aroma or the taste.

The pour of the beer gives off a moderate level of carbonation and the body of the beer proves to be quite light in nature. Though perhaps it is a bias since it comes in a can, this quality hefeweizen's body perhaps feeds into the notion that this is a great beer for either bringing to the weekly softball game or for drinking while working around the yard during the summer.

Once sipped, immediately it is plain to see that wheat and banana are what really come through in the taste. Again, this hefeweizen is devoid of any major citrus notes and instead the focus is really on bringing out a remarkably solid wheat taste. The wheat taste in this offering is perhaps one of the most dominant tastes that I have seen in a domestic-style hefeweizen in quite some time.

2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours to an almost macro esque orange yellow straw color. Head is a very short off-white that fades to just a skim in a minute. Nose has tones of raw yeast and just rained on fresh field wheat. The flavor holds up nicely with creamy fresh unprocessed wheat. Consistant raw yeast hangs out on the tongue even long after the sip. A hint of dry hops show their faint head at the end of the palate. Mouthfeel is almost doughy. Even drinkability.

Photo of bonbini26
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From the can outta the variety 12-pack. A banana and clove nose It has a refreshing, slightly tart palate with a soft maltiness. The fruitiness found in the nose remains, 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, a pretty nasty hefe outta the can. Great on a hot day on the golf course

Photo of Jwale73
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Served in my Oberon weizen glass. Poured a hazy orange-gold with a half-inch foamy white head that dissipated into a thin broken skim. Copious tiny bubbles present in solution. No lacing adhered during the session. Scent was predominantly lemon, followed by a feint wheat aroma in the background. Taste consistent with nose with a light yeast quality. Mouthfeel was somewhat watery with a mild effervescence; however, fairly lacking for the style. Drinkabiity is the best aspect of this beer. Light and easy drinking with enough flavor to make it sessionable.

Photo of RedChrome
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Body had the too be expected hazy yellow color. Head was a very minor half inch head which vanished almost as soon as it formed. Substantial amount of carbonation bubbles seen rising. Watery web like lacing.

A light banana aroma was overtaken in the nose by a very strong mix of yeast and wheat. Clove notes burst out on the back end for a sharp spice scent.

Wheat flavors dominate. Like biting into a fresh baked loaf of whole wheat bread. Clove and banana presences are non existent in the flavor.

Watery feel, but somehow the taste clings nicely. Carbonation is a lingering hint of tingle.

An O.K. beer. Pair it up with a grilled pineapple for a nice dessert. Good to drink from the mixed pack, but with others in the style available, easy to pass up.

Photo of Bitterbill
4.08/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this can in a trade with Vermonthiker. Thanks Tom!

It pours a cloudy yellow orange with a 1 finger head of foam. The foam settles to a fine broken layer after a few minutes but there *is* some fine lacing.

The smell has good notes of wheat, banana, and citrus. Overall, I get a sweetish smell.

The taste is pretty yummy. Wheat and banana are the first flavours I notice but then some biscuit and a hop lemon zing in the background get noticed more. The finish highlights the biscuit and makes for a brief aftertaste.

Light bodied, I think this is a pretty good Hefeweizen and it comes in a can! Man, I'd drink plenty of this during the sumer season if it were available locally. Good stuff!

Photo of MMAJYK
3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Bright yellow in color with a slight orange hue. Head is nonexistant as is the lacing. Brew is hazy and opaque.

S- Lemons, oranges, and a slightly yeasty aroma although not the bananas and cloves that you would normally smell from a Hefe.

T- Grainy and wheat like with a hint of banana. Also pick up the same citrus as in the nose.

M- Low carbonation and thin mouthfeel. I like my Hefe to have more zing to it. This one is somewhat bland although not that bad.

D- Easy drinking but the fact that it lacks carbonation (one of my favorite aspects of the style) makes it somewhat boring and not as refreshing. All in all, not a bad beer just not the best representation of the style.

Photo of csmiley
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours fairly clear and bright gold. Head was minimal - topping out at around half inch. Retention and lacing were both average. Looks average overall.

S - Wheat is subtle and pleasing. Some banana and lemon are mixed in with the wheat. Aromas of pale malt and grain come in towards the end. There are hints of grass and hops but they are very very hard to pick out. Smell is light and comes close to bland.

T - Wheat is noticed first on the palate but goes away pretty quick. Fruitiness comes in fast with lemon and a little banana. Midway through - notes of pale malt and biscuit are noticed. Some grain, bread, and a touch of hops round out the flavor.

M - Medium to light bodied with average carbonation. Finish starts out with a dry bite but ends with some sweeter notes. Clean.

D - The Heinnieweisse is pretty easy to drink. The beer is mild overall with a relatively pleasing profile. The alcohol is kept in check. Not bad. Not really that good either. With a little more wheat and some cloudiness this beer could be something special. But alas...

Photo of AltBock
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lime green 12 oz. can that has a drawing of 2 barley stocks with a hop bud in the center. The side of the can has the barcode, Government warning, and the nutrition values. Good news! This beer only has 150 calories and 0 fat!

When poured into a Weizen glass, Heinnie is a bright and hazy golden lemon yellow with a big not massive head of white foam. The head of foam was a good 2 1/2 inches in height. This head of foam had pretty good retention that left behind a small white film and a streak or two of white lace.

The aroma was light and lemony with malted wheat, subtle butter popcorn, and a hint of caramel hiding in the background. It would have been better if it wasn't for the butter popcorn.

While the lemons controlled the aroma, this time the lemons had to share their time with the malted wheat. The taste was lightly sweet with malted wheat, lemons, a small touch of honey, citrus fruits, and a hint of dried citrus fruits at the finish. It was all about the malted wheat and lemons.

The mouthfeel was light and crispy, but this Hefe had an aftertaste of malted wheat and lemons. What can I say? This beer just loved the lemons and malted wheat.

Overall, it was a very refreshing Hefeweizen. I didn't have any problems drinking this one down. It was a nice little experience with a canned Hefeweizen.

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

Picked up a sixer of this while at my sisters house on Long Island. Franks Beverage in Glen Cove Long Island. Impressed with central NYS location and had to give it a shot.

A-Poured into a heffe glass to a cloudy, yellow body. Head was gone in a flash and settled to less than a finger tip capping.

S-Banana, cloves and dash of citrus, lemon? Somewhat complex bouquet.

T-Corriander and other tought spices with the banana not as prominent as i would have prefered.

M-Tart and tangy but medium to light.

D-Average heffe, good balance and mild taste.

Photo of dsa7783
3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Single, twelve-ounce, green can purchased from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield...
An aggressive pour yielded a hazy, murky, cloudy, straw-colored hue with hardly any head and very little lacing to say the least...
Malt-dominated, citrus-filled aroma replete with slight wheat and pear nuances...
Sweet, candy-apple taste, creamy, and thick with a nice hint of pears and green apples... Not as rich in flavor as some other classic German samples, yet a decent American stab-at-the-style nonetheless, especially coming in a can...
First-ever beer from this New York brewery, and although I wasn't entirely blown away, it was good enough to warrant another sample...
Not bad...
Worth a shot...

Photo of PBBC
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy orange-yellow, smells like pears, granny smith apples, nice yeasty complexity.

Tastes tart, wheaty, with a very very smooth mouthfeel, almost a slight sourness... remnants of earthy hops... but good, drinkable, would buy again for a hot summer day.

Photo of czfreeman
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Unbelievable to my eyes, a true-in-apperance-Bavarian-in-your-face Hefeweizen..from America...from a can?! Beer pours a light golden straw color, fluffy head, swirling the can actually produces some yeast swirls. Not as murky as a Franziskaner, but by far the best American Hefe offering in apperance I have seen thusfar. Aromas are bananas,clove,yeasty spiciness,orange, something very earthy and ar, reminds me of basil. At the first sip, the beer offers a tart citric balance of banana, yeasts, lemony-crisp. Very light on the palate. Mouthfeel is not quite as thick as hoped, but the clean finish is nice. This beer is highly drinkable and definalty worth a shot.

Photo of jmz62565
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy yellow with a medium white head that leaves good lacing. The smell is pretty pungent with wheat,cloves,and banana. The taste is abit watery,but like the smell,cloves,wheat,and banana are present here. The m/f is light with all the flavors mixing well making this a decent refreshing summer beer.

Photo of Fish113d
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy honey-gold color with very little white fizzy head forming on top. A thin, white edge layer encompasses the glass and the carbonation makes the slight bit of bubbles swirling around neatly.

Aroma is nice. Some bananas come out right away for me, while it is backed up by a bit of spice and malt. Basic really, but solid.

Flavor is a bit dull, with not much nutmeg coming out on the tip as expected. Rather malty body with a bit of bananas and a bit of drying on the finish.

Body is quite smooth with some prickly carbonation up front. Nice finish overall.

Very drinkable brew for a nice warm day after mowing the lawn.

Heinnieweisse Weissebier from Butternuts Beer & Ale
78 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.