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Heinnieweisse Weissebier - Butternuts Beer & Ale

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Ratings: 374
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 16.76%
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 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
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Photo of geexploitation
3.97/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, dirty gold with a head that is full initially before losing some of its brilliance. The nose is fairly heavy with lots of clove and other warming spices. Some honey-dipped banana rounds things out, with the overall impression being quite rich. On the palate, rather sweet with acidity coming through toward the end. Sharp spiciness at the beginning morphs into creamy spiciness toward the end. The finish is heavy and fruity. Mouthfeel is quite good -- substantial but not heavy, with some sharp and refreshing crispness mixed in. Overall, quite a nice hefe, especially from an American producer... and it comes in a can to boot!

Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can poured into a standard pint glass.

A- An aggressive pour- monster white foamy head- lighty hazy golden liquid.

S- Smell was zesty and spicy with a huge whiff of banana and lemon.

T- Huge malt flavors packed with a ton of spices- perfectly balanced and executed. There was a thirst quenching sweetness to it from the lemon and orange zest. Earthy- organic- flavorful undertones.

M- Tingly and very carbonated. Nice drinking experience.

D- I could drink this all night. Perfect summer beer. One of the best hefes I can remember.

I would look for this one for sure if you are a fan of hefeweizens.

Photo of RocPorterFanatic
4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz can poured into a 20oz bubble glass. Poured a foamy golden yellow with rich head. Smells of wheat, apricot and coriander, maybe some lemon. Very clean taste, sweet and malty the way weiss beers should. Not much resemblance of hops in it. Nice amount of carbonation, very drinkable. This is my first experience with craft beers in cans, and I wasn't disappointed. I will be back for more.

Photo of IBUnit63
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From can to trusty Alpine Lager mug - haven't used that one in a while...

Pours like a prototypical Weiss/Hefe...Big sudsy vanilla head with cloudy, lemon/orange zest body and nice carbonation. Decent lacing.

When a little warmer I'm getting banana nut bread and some orange zest - maybe some mild clove and ginger.

Very clean citrus bite - mild lemon and banana. Nice wheat backbone.

Very tangy mouthfeel with a nice clean finish.

This one drinks very well; can packaging makes it great for a gateway beer.

Photo of frazbri
4.28/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Heinnieweisse from Butternuts Beer & Ale poured light straw yellow in color, slightly cloudy, and topped by a tall, snow white head. The head dissappated a little too quickly. The aroma had prominant notes of banana and cloves; prototypical hefeweizen smells. The flavor was slightly tart with bready notes and citrus. Body was light and carbonation on the high side.

Heinnieweisse is a full on bavarian hefeweizen, brewed and canned in New York state. Good work Butternuts.

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

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a very nice fluffy pure white head that left a nice wall of lacing on the glass. The smell is typical hefe, banana and clove/spice. This has a banana bread sweetness to it. The taste is of bready wheat malt, some banana, a bit watery and a hint of tin perhaps. The feel is light, almost watery, soft carbonation to give it a creamy texture and finishes quite neutral. A solid American made Hefe. This beer stays true to the hefe style and is quite refreshing and as it comes in a can, would be a great additional to a tailgate party.

Photo of iceball585
4.47/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Golden yellow color, cloudy, thin white cover that faded quickly to a thin ring

S- Oranges, lemons, yeast, biscuits, grains, hint of hops

T- Bananas, creamy, oranges, lemons, buttery, yeast, bready, slightly grainy

M- Light/medium body, medium carbonation, smooth and creamy to the last drop

D- Great hefeweizen

Another great beer from the people of Butternuts. I never thought that great beer like this would come in the form of cans.

Photo of woodychandler
5/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Can?!? They should put everything in a can if it is going to be this good!

I cracked the top and began a relatively slow pour until I realized that I was getting a Kristalweisse as a result. At that point, and I should have known better, I swirled the can and upturned its dregs to release both a thick, fluffy bone-white head that was two fingers (!) thick and the esters that seemed to be hiding from me. The nose was very spicy, reminding me of the Clove Life Savers of my youth. What, no banana? Yes, we have no bananas, he replied. The color was, by now, that of Mississippi mud, but that was to be expected. Mouthfeel was medium with a beautiful clove spiciness on the tongue. The finish was dry and spicy, like I had just smoked a clove cigarette and taken a deep breath. More, please, sir!

Photo of BeerTruth
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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

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.

Photo of TheTrevor
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of aerozeppl
3.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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

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.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.57/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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 haven’t tasted any of them). I say this is actually worth giving a shot.

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

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.

Photo of number1bum
3.64/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of RonfromJersey
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of shirfan
3.1/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of funkengruven
4.21/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of mymrnngjckt
2.73/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of lackenhauser
3.92/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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

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.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.15/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Heinnieweisse Weissebier from Butternuts Beer & Ale
78 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.