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Heinnieweisse Weissebier - Butternuts Beer & Ale

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368 Ratings
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Ratings: 368
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.06%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | 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 frazbri
4.25/5  rDev +25%
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.

frazbri, Mar 31, 2008
Photo of Gmann
3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

Gmann, Mar 22, 2008
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.

iceball585, Mar 07, 2008
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!

woodychandler, Mar 02, 2008
Photo of BeerTruth
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

BeerTruth, Jan 27, 2008
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.

WesWes, Jan 19, 2008
Photo of TheTrevor
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

TheTrevor, Jan 09, 2008
Photo of aerozeppl
3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

aerozeppl, Jan 03, 2008
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.

tgbljb, Jan 01, 2008
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

RblWthACoz, Jan 01, 2008
Photo of connecticutpoet
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

connecticutpoet, Dec 21, 2007
Photo of number1bum
3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

number1bum, Nov 28, 2007
Photo of RonfromJersey
3.38/5  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.

RonfromJersey, Nov 02, 2007
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.

shirfan, Oct 04, 2007
Photo of funkengruven
4.2/5  rDev +23.5%
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.

funkengruven, Oct 04, 2007
Photo of mymrnngjckt
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%
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.

mymrnngjckt, Jul 26, 2007
Photo of lackenhauser
3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

lackenhauser, Jul 13, 2007
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.

PEBKAC, Jun 13, 2007
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.

TheManiacalOne, May 24, 2007
Photo of ChuckD
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

ChuckD, May 17, 2007
Photo of Rudgers73
3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

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.

Rudgers73, May 11, 2007
Photo of Stimack
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 can’s 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.

Stimack, Apr 23, 2007
Photo of Gavage
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Gavage, Apr 05, 2007
Photo of crwills
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

crwills, Feb 25, 2007
Photo of tempest
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

tempest, Feb 22, 2007
Heinnieweisse Weissebier from Butternuts Beer & Ale
78 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.