Heinnieweisse Weissebier - Butternuts Beer & Ale
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3.6/5 rDev +6.2%
Wow I can't believe I'm drinking a hefe, and out of a can none the less. Just another style to stay ahead of my buddy Josh.
12 oz. can poured into my Aventinus weizen glass.
Pours a murky sunset gold with a one finger white head that quickly dies down to a thin layer of tiny bubbles that lasts throughout. A fair amount of lacing, nothing too impressive though. Smell, ugh...this is why I can't drink hefes: Banana, clove, and spice. Some bread and slight grassy hops in the nose as well. Definitely how a hefe should smell so I have to give credit where credit is due. Taste is just like the smell. Banana and cloves throughout but with a somewhat disturbing metallic flavor to it. A fair amount of pepper on the tongue as well. Medium bodied mouthfeel with a fair amount of carbonation. It's a hefe and I haven't had enough of the style to really judge this one but to me it's pretty solid. Hopefully Butternuts starts pumpin' out some seasonals one of these days.
01-27-2008 00:53:18 | More by BeerTruth
4/5 rDev +18%
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.
01-19-2008 22:33:57 | More by WesWes
3.58/5 rDev +5.6%
This beer poured a cloudy light copper color with almost no head. The smell is subtle with some regular wheat beer characteristics like yeast and citrus. The taste is a very refreshing sweet citrus that finishes with a mild spiciness. This beer has a good mouthfeel and is very drinkable, even when compared with other wheat beers. I may have to pick up a six-pack sometime during the summer.
01-09-2008 19:22:18 | More by TheTrevor
3.63/5 rDev +7.1%
A: Pours a cloudy straw color with 3 fingers of fluffy head.
S: Citrus and wheat are the two things that hit you. The banana and clove are there but in the background. I don't know if it is mental but I smell the can as well.
T: Not too bad. Fairly mild for the style. The typical heff taste is there but you can taste quite a bit of malt as well.
M: The body is light but it is really lacking something. This is the area I would improve this beer in immediately.
D: For the price $6 for a six pack this is a good thing to keep in the fridge. Perfect for those occasions that do not allow glass bottles. Worth a shot. Probably the best Heff in a can.
01-03-2008 23:18:20 | More by aerozeppl
4/5 rDev +18%
Piured a cloudy apricot color with moderate white puffy head. Modest retention and no lacing.
Smell is typical for the style, with nice notes of banana, cloves, and yeast.
Taste is an enjoyable combination of citrus fruits, candy sugar, bananas, and a light spiciness.
Finish with slightly tart wheat flavors, and gets even better as the beer warms.
A nice example of the style.
01-01-2008 20:13:10 | More by tgbljb
3.55/5 rDev +4.7%
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 havent tasted any of them). I say this is actually worth giving a shot.
01-01-2008 05:07:25 | More by RblWthACoz
3.13/5 rDev -7.7%
Once I saw the name of this brewery, and the fact that they named another beer Pork Slap, I just had to pick up a few of their beers.
This one had a four finger bubbly head over a straw yellow, hazy body. Foam was very light in color (duh).
Aroma was doughy, yeasy, and a bit grassy. Underneath was a mild hint of sweet pears.
Taste was a little bitter, but relatively little in the way of malt tastes. It was kind of seltzery. (Is that a word? It is now.)
Mouthfeel was crisp, and it wasn't watery. Just an OK there.
For drinkability, I'd have to go with just plain average. This could be a session beer easily if it just had a bit more flavor. Still, it wasn't skunky or grainy like macro lagers, which was a plus.
12-21-2007 16:54:16 | More by connecticutpoet
3.63/5 rDev +7.1%
Thanks (I think) Kevin for another can of Butternuts!
Pours a pale straw yellow, somewhat murky, with about one finger of foamy white head that recedes to a thin lace and doesn't leave much stick.
Smell is primarily clove and banana. Clean and on the spot.
Taste is a bit on the bland side, but it's smooth and refreshing. There is some pale malt and wheat sweetness and a little bit of husky grain flavor along with much lighter clove and banana flavors than the aroma would have indicated. It doesn't pack a whole lot of flavor, but it's not bad.
Mouthfeel is a little thin and watery, but it's an easy drinker.
11-28-2007 20:03:54 | More by number1bum
3.38/5 rDev -0.3%
Not affecting the review, but I hate the name and the color of the can.
Orange, deeply hazy body, topped by large bulb of white foam with some swiss cheese like holes. Good lacing.
Good assertive banana and clove aroma.
Nice wheaty tang, some spice at the swallow, and a fairly clean finish.
Nice light mouthfeel. Easy drinking.
Not a spectacular hefe, but better than many an America Pale Wheat. Probably the truest to style of the four Butternut beers. However, its not the best hefe in a can in the Mid-Atlantic region, that honor goes to Sly Fox.
11-02-2007 19:33:32 | More by RonfromJersey
3.1/5 rDev -8.6%
Muddy yellow with zero head.
Aroma: typcial hefe but muted -- cloves and bananas.
Taste: Leans toward the banana side, and is a bit watery. Slightly grainy, reminded me of a bowl of corn flakes with a couple banana slices on them.
Mouthfeel needs improvement.
A very middle of the road hefe. Not bad, but nothing I'd look for again either. Flavors just don't quite "pop" the way they should.
10-04-2007 21:36:48 | More by shirfan
4.2/5 rDev +23.9%
A Surprise in a can.
This poured a nice cloudy slightly yellow with little head (where's the head?!?!), smell was exactly what I would expect in a Hefe Weizen, yummy banana-spice. This is carried into the flavor as well, could use a bit more body, but still tastes pretty good. It is unbelievably refreshing, smooth and creamy mouthfeel, a damn good Hefe Weizen.
Honestly it being in a can kinda threw me off, never again will I judge a brew by it's can. Excellent stuff.
10-04-2007 19:13:14 | More by funkengruven
2.75/5 rDev -18.9%
Picked up mixed case of Butternuts products at the Beer Yard in Wayne, PA.
The appearance is nice golden color with no head at all.
The smell was citrusy with no hope or spice smell at all.
The taste was light with hardly any carbonation. Since this is an all malt hefe, there was no crispness to the taste either. You could really taste the malt.
The lack of carbonation give a bland mouthfeel.
It was drinkable but I was unimpressed as a whole. Much better domestic heffes out there.
07-26-2007 16:36:35 | More by mymrnngjckt
3.93/5 rDev +15.9%
Very hazy, pale yellow color. Head at first but then gone. Peppery andspicy aroma-somewhat banana and clove like though not overly so. Very crisp tasting. Mellow banana flavor. Slightly phenolic. Quite quenching. Could use a kick in the pants body wise for me. Very drinkable. Good US example for my tastes. While not a weisse beer fan this has a decent level of a weisse beers characteristics for me and not "muted" like other US versions. Well worth trying.
07-13-2007 01:07:43 | More by lackenhauser
3.9/5 rDev +15%
I became upset, when I noticed how little creativity they put into the artwork this time. There should of been a bikini clad scarecrow at least. Or maybe a reenactment of the Coppertone baby, but with pigs.
The beer pours as pale as ginger ale. Some white froth, but it falls before it can walk.
Lots of apricots & banana. That cheap Runts banana candy. Very sweet on the nose. A little pepper at the end.
Pure banana flavor. Monkey beer. Every other flavor is so small in comparison. A little green apple to toy with, but monkeys like apples too. Of course it's sweet, but nothing too terrible. Just some doubt of yeast & lemon on the finish.
Mouthfeel is light & spritzed. A little sedimenty, indicating that I am not a perfect pourer just yet.
Weizen in a can, too easy.
06-13-2007 01:36:23 | More by PEBKAC
4.15/5 rDev +22.4%
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.
05-24-2007 04:05:24 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.5/5 rDev +3.2%
12oz. can from Shoreline - no dating on it, poured into a weizen. Fluffly, white lacing atop a cloudy yellow body. Make sure you give the can a few swirls towards the bottom. Thenose is semi sweet citrus - not much of the standard clove/banana aspect to be found. The taste verifies the smells. Tartlike fruityness, with a soft juicy malt balance. Hop character almost neglible. The feel is light and airy - nice carbonation. It finishes clean, organic.
Not your traditional hefe - however, a fine offering in the beloved can. The price is unbeatable. Perfect cooler beer.
05-17-2007 17:04:59 | More by ChuckD
3.78/5 rDev +11.5%
Poured from the can into my Ommegang Witte tumbler. A 1/2" head rises and then falls to a patchy, thin, bed of pockets created by the moderate carbonation. The beer is a cloudy yellow. The smell is decent. Slight cardboard odor, but it also has a lot of hops. Maybe some orange peel in there somewhere. Maybe some bubblegum? The taste is better than the smell. Although a bit thin, this beer has a lot of hidden flavor. I'm tasting anise, clove, yeast, and a touch of apple. The mouthfeel is decent, but not great as it feels a little too bubbly on the tongue giving it a rough, prickly feel. It seems drinkable, and even though the ABV isn't posted I would say it's right around 4.8 - 5.0, making it a session beer IMO.
05-11-2007 01:07:33 | More by Rudgers73
3.8/5 rDev +12.1%
This beer pours to a cloudy pale yellow color with a smallish white head that breaks down quickly and did not seem to leave much of any lacing what so ever. The aroma is wheat and lemon but are very subtle, some clove and banana scent but I really had to look for it. Over all the scent is nice, little weak compared to some of the better German renditions but not to bad. The taste is very smooth; more of a recognizable hefe is coming out with the flavors of banana coming to the forefront. Seems to have more of a fruit character than spice and the wheat might be adding to that with a sweet feel. Overall I would say that this is a middle of the road Hefe, but for the price and the fact that it is in cans it really works. Hate to say it but I really like the fact that you can get good flavorful brews in a can just for the easy carrying during the warm months.
04-23-2007 22:03:36 | More by Stimack
3.9/5 rDev +15%
Appearance: out of the can it pours a cloudy yellowish / lite orange color. A healthy 2" head lingers a bit. Nice lacing develops too.
Smell: banana, clove, wheat, and grass tones are easy to pick up by the nose.
Taste: a dry grainy wheat profile here with some banana, clove, pear, and very soft bitterness. Overall this was a bit watery but flavor wise decent.
Mouthfeel: very crisp and dry throughout. Clean aftertaste. Light bodied beer.
Drinkability: very easy to quaff this, and when you want a hefe and having glass in the environment you are in just won't do, this will definitely work.
04-05-2007 11:41:39 | More by Gavage
3.58/5 rDev +5.6%
An above-average hefe weizen out of a can? Strange, but true. Poured a cloudy golden yellow, a little lighter than some others in the style, with a decent bubbly head. Not much lacing. Aroma is somewhat faint and fruity, which didn't lead me to expect much. But the flavour, again, was surprising. Not stand-out, nor unique, but a good solid wheat body with the typical banana and cloves (more the former) background. Solid mouthfeel, and a very drinkable beer. A great option from a small, quirky local brewery.
02-25-2007 22:33:13 | More by crwills
3.65/5 rDev +7.7%
Looks alright, a hazy straw-yellow with a little white head. Smells a bit sweet for the style with an aroma of grains an clove. The taste reminds me of Franziskaner as it's a bit creamy, there's also a touch of grassy hops. No banana to speak of, but that's not necessarily bad. Yeah, its a decent hefe, but I'd pay the extra buck or two and go with a 6'er of Franz.
02-22-2007 21:17:39 | More by tempest
4.15/5 rDev +22.4%
Don't judge a beer by its label. While it looks a bit like corny slap happy label art, this beer is by no means a joke. If you like hefe Weizen's, you must give this a shot. Its got good color, aroma and fantastic german style hefe weizen taste. A little on the fruit side as opposed to spice, which makes it extremely easy to drink. I've easily had my fair share of these on a beautiful hot sunny day on Long Island while grilling some delicious food. No need to over analyze this beer with some snobby sounding review. Try it at your earliest convenience.
11-24-2006 17:13:26 | More by BeerHonky
3.85/5 rDev +13.6%
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.
11-20-2006 22:35:41 | More by oberon
3.9/5 rDev +15%
A hefeweizen in a can? I don't think so was my initial thought, but they pull it off, and pull it off well.
It pours a nice, cloudy golden colour with a medium sized white head that hangs out for a while and then dissolves into a thin lace, leaving a touch of residue on the glass.
The aroma is fruity with banana and clove in the mix and other general fruit and spice smells thrown in as well, all mixing with a nice wheat base throughout.
The flavour is similar, with banana once again and other general fruit flavours having a bit more prominence than the clove and spice that were present in the smell. Wheat is of course quite noticeable as well, and the yeast is much moreso present here. Mouthfeel is light bodied and a bit undercarbonated overall, which is my only real complaint about this one.
I don't know how crazy I'd be about drinking one of these right out of the can, but to have it as an option to take just about anywhere is quite nice. Regardless, this is just a nice brew that should not scare you away because it comes in a can. Worth a purchase if you see it.
10-22-2006 03:51:05 | More by SixpointJMH
2.63/5 rDev -22.4%
Pours a hazy goldish yellow with a fairly decent head. Nose is sour, wet/musty hay. Flavor is dominated by sour notes which overwhelms the futile attempts of the banana to rise and be noticed. Its there, just incarcerated by the sour citric police. Not the best for sure. Thanks to dherling for the can.
10-19-2006 13:39:59 | More by thaichile
Heinnieweisse Weissebier from Butternuts Beer & Ale
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