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Smuttynose Weizenheimer - Smuttynose Brewing Company

Smuttynose WeizenheimerSmuttynose Weizenheimer

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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 14.81%


Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: guinness33 on 11-11-2002)
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Reviews by dwarbi:
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dwarbi

New York

3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Weizenheimer pours a very thin head that goes away very quickly, leaving only the faintest ring around the glass. The beer is slightly darker than straw-colored. Pleasant aroma. Wheaty. Not very strong, but nice. Very full taste and a nice mouthfeel. Malty. Refreshing and light. Good beer. I could have a six of these on a hot summer night.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2003 01:00:02 | More by dwarbi
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

03-06-2014 00:41:31 | More by buzzy
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev +14%

12-09-2011 03:42:05 | More by rab53
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changeup45

Florida

2.9/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, peach colored with a thick off-white head which produced some nice lacing. Just not much here in terms of flavor. Somewhat weak with citrus and lemon that seemed a little watered down. Very easy to drink though, refreshing and still not a bad choice for a hot day. Always looking for a solid summer beer and sure, I'd get it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2008 00:40:49 | More by changeup45
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured a cloudy yellow color with modest white puffy head. Smell is nice and spicy, with cloves predominating. Some peasr and banana also to be found. Taste foloows through on the smell with nice spices (corriander) and some summer fruit noted. Finished refreshing and light, A good enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2005 02:20:43 | More by tgbljb
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jmz62565

Connecticut

2.85/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This has your typical hefe weizen look.Its cloudy,but a little light with a very nice two finger lacey head.The smell is a full floral,grassy,and lemony scent.This has a decent taste for the genre,but it ends a little weak.There is a very strong lemon,wheat start,but this ends a little watery.The mouthfeel is much too light even for this type of beer.I don't think I would try this again even if I could.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2005 03:32:24 | More by jmz62565
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Dithyramb

Maryland

2.55/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Purchased a six pack in Avalon with a few other weisse beers to bring in the summer. Cute labeling caught my wife's eye. Don't remember seeing any best before notches.
Must be filtered; poured a clear yellow with faint carbonation, if any. Head was only attainable after a hard pour. Even then, it was decidedly short lived and limp.
Just about no aroma at all, even after sticking my nose way far into the brew.
Your average hefe and won't offend most folks. Finishes smooth and clean. Faint malts are the main flavor, nothing else holds up much.
Not very drinkable. Really couldn't hold its own up to the other two weisse we enjoyed over the long weekend. I won't be buying this one again.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2005 14:02:46 | More by Dithyramb
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pezoids

Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cute label. The color was very light gold, almost straw yellow. Not really cloudy in appearance, but full of suspended particulates and cruddy yeast. The small head fizzed out quickly and the beer had little to no carbonation. The aroma is light and lemony with some sweet grains coming through as well as some buttery hop character. Pretty weak aroma overall. The taste is light, bittersweet and finishes with a bit of astringency. Light body of malt. Overall, this is very light. Somewhat flavorful with some spicy character and a little tanginess. Not bad, but not that entirely pleasant either.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2004 18:20:03 | More by pezoids
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masterbruewer

Ohio

3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured a cloudy golden orange with steady carbonation, thick white head and solid lacing.

The smell is pungent grain and wheat flavor.

The taste is classic hefe. Grainy and a little of the funky flavor that turns me off of hefes. But for a style I don't like, this is pretty good. Tastes a little like cider.

Mouthfeel is crisp and light.

Drinkability is average. Not great, not bad.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2004 01:28:29 | More by masterbruewer
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meathookjones

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a hazy golden yellow with about a half-inch of white foam that quickly falls to a light covering of bubbles. Some lace is left around the glass as this was consumed. From my experience most smutty nose product look a lot better in the head department but this was not bad. The smell was of wheat with a lemony zest as well as a bit of spiciness. Grainy cereal like flavors dominate the taste with a citric fruit spice about it. This one ends in a dry finish that leaved you looking for that next sip. Mouthfeel is almost medium with sufficient carbonation. It goes down fairly smooth and refreshing. Overall a solid example of the style that is refreshing and a good thirst quencher.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2004 18:58:10 | More by meathookjones
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Southernbrew

Georgia

2.83/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy light-orange, moderate bubbly head.

Aroma of grain and a very light orange aroma.

Medium body, very smooth. Light grain flavors up front with a very slight banana/citrus flavor. Flavor doesn't really change much until the finish when it loses the fruit flavor and becomes slightly dry.

Not an especially impressive beer. It's certainly refreshing, but I found it really lacking in the flavor department. Probably won't buy again.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2004 23:54:03 | More by Southernbrew
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NEhophead

Massachusetts

2.88/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bottle.

Frothy white head that fades quickly to a thin layer. Lots of lacing that doesn't stick all that well. Yellow and whitish in color with a heavy looking haze.

Very, very faint aromas. Actually tough to pick out the aromas: some citric and wheat but nothing else.

A mild wheat and grain driven flavor with some lemon and light diacetyl. The flavors are not intense at all, which is disappointing considering how attractive the hefe looks. There's no unpleasant bitterness, but it lacks a lot of the flavors true to the style.

Very light on the palate with a decent amount of carbonation. No obtrusive aftertaste. Refreshing, but again the flavors true to the style are simply not present.

Light in terms of flavor and abv%, which is why this hefe is so drinkable. Not one I would recommend at all, but it would be easy to drink these all night without getting too hurt.

Very disappointing considering the promising appearance. It just lacked a lot of flavor IMO. This is one to pass on.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2004 14:37:59 | More by NEhophead
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PSUDREW

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice refreshing summer brew.

there is a pleasent odor is a mix of citrus and floral aroma.
Hazy clouds that don't dissapte gives the brew an intersting presentation

I think this brew's taste succeeds becasue it mixes the tartness and bitter nature of citrus (instead of the inate sweetness) with the sweet, and spicy that you have in other hefes.

All in all, a pleasing summer brew that will leave you satisfied

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2004 20:04:02 | More by PSUDREW
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GnomeKing

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A nice, sweet floral and wheat smell appealed to me instantly. The cloudy appearence made a nice impression at first, particularly with the pale yellow glow it gave off sitting near a table lamp. After looking at it more closely, though, the sediment turned me off some. I like wheat beers to be cloudy, and I'm not skittish about sediment, but this just didn't look good. The dark pieces of sediment moved like things floating in a thick goo.

The taste is pleasant. The hops, which are predominantly in the finish, add a nice bite not present in many beers of the same category. The aftertaste is nicely complex, but there was one element to the finish which I didn't like, but can't quite identify.

The good outweighs the bad in this one, but it's not a brew that's up to the calibur of Smuttynose's great IPA and Big A (Double IPA).

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2004 02:40:47 | More by GnomeKing
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guinness33

New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a decent looking slightly clody golden colour with a smaller than expected head that's not terribly sticky and not long lasting. not bad, but needs some work. the smell here is pretty average. typical hefe but blander. sweetness overpowers citrus and there's only a slight notice of spice and wheat. the taste here is pretty good, but, again, it seems to be watered down a bit. wheat upfront, with a bit of fizzy citrus and then wheat again in the back. i would have kicked up the carbonation on this one a bit. overall, this isn't a bad brew, but definitely could stand for some tinkering. a decent summer thirst quencher, but not amongst my favourites in the smuttynose family.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2004 00:49:16 | More by guinness33
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cbl2

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:

Crystal clear pale straw

Smell:

Bursting with banana, reminiscent of Runts bananas

Taste/Mouthfeel:

Tastes like it smells, with a sweet banana flavor up front followed by the wheat flavor expected in all weizen. Overall dry and crisp, better than most filtered weizen (I prefer my wheat cloudy). Out of Portsmouth New Hampshire

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2004 15:56:35 | More by cbl2
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy straw color with a nice light creamy white head and good carbonation. Wheaty grain aroma with a very slight citric zestiness. Grain flavors dominate. Light-medium (leans light) bodied and refreshing.

An excellent example of a well made American Wheat ! Very refreshing for those hot muggy DC days... Certainly NOT "An authentic bavarian-style hefeweizen" as claimed on their website. Do not buy or review this thinking you are going to get the classic banana-clove characteristics...

Bottled: 09/03
Tasted: 06/24/04

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2004 20:24:06 | More by RBorsato
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear yellowish orange color with a nice 1+" white head. Some light lacing develops. The aroma is of wheat and grass. The flavor is mild as the wheat tones are soft but are balanced with a bit of spiciness and lightly sour citrus.

The mouthfeel is lightly crisp and dry on the finish. This is on the lighter side of a medium bodied beer. Some small sediment does float in the glass. Carbonation seems a bit weak. Drinkable, but this is most enjoyable as a hot summer day brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2004 00:20:49 | More by Gavage
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Foxman

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It pours an almost clear lemony yellow, bubbly and iridescent. Unlike the experience of others with this beer, four-plus fingers of spongy white head erupts and retains for quite some time. A webwork of lacings clings to the inside of the glass.

The aroma brings a tangy wheaten sweetness. A fetching yeasty sourness overlays a slight banana note and mingles with a cool, spicy character.

Upon sipping, a grainy wheat semi-sweetness is leavened by accompanying tones of tanginess and earthy fruit. An underlying bitterness comes through in the middle before a doughy yeast essense asserts closer to the end. The finish is comprised of more grain and a softer lingering bitterness. Overall, it's decently balanced and considerably refreshing.

Light bodied, it still lends a thin coating sensation across the palate, and the yeasty carbonation gives a lively feel.

The flavor doesn't deliver as distinctly as the aroma presages, but it still refreshes nicely and establishes a pleasant identity. The fruit and grain mingle to freshen the palate, and the carbonation and sour tang augment the sensation. It goes down almost like water, but it's considerably more fun to drink and therein lies a strength. Sure, smutty wheat's not so good, as any farmer will tell you, but Smuttynose wheat is good enough to make this sixer an enjoayble enough expereince.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2004 13:41:15 | More by Foxman
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BadBadger

New York

3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer pours a golden color. It is rather clear no yeasties floating about. The smell is some what fruity. There is very little head what so ever. The taste is pleasant: fruity undertones and mild sweetnes. Not a bad take on a hefe. definitely a drinkable beer on a hot summer day. If they all lack the carbonation of this one, enjoy it out of the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2004 23:30:14 | More by BadBadger
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tar

Bahamas

3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a very transparent light golden, with very little head. A steady stream of bubbles rise up through the beer. Smells of lemons, grass, and hay. I'm not overly impressed so far with this beer. The taste does nothing really to change this--very mild flavor, with some nice dryness in the finish, but otherwise very plain. Thin to watery in feel, but fairly easy drinking--probably a better warm weather beer, although based on this impression I'm not sure if I'll give it a second chance.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2004 15:24:49 | More by tar
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Hefe

Maryland

3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted on 4/6/04 from 12 oz. with bottling date marked as Feb.

Appearance: Golden/straw colour, hazy with no head and ano real lacing. Delicate carbonation prickles the surface.

Smell: Wheat and yeast, with light tones of banana and citrus.

Taste: Wheat and lemon up front, followed by yeast, banana, clove, and finishing dry and fresh.

Mouthfeel: Nice, medium body, with a balance between fresh and creamy. Delicate carbonation.

Drinkability: I could go for a few of these.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2004 01:52:17 | More by Hefe
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MuddyFeet

North Carolina

2.35/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I really am trying my best to acquire a test for hefewiezens. But I'm failing completely. Well, here goes...

Appearance: A sickly yellow with hardly any head and no lace.

Smell: Old garbage that's been sitting in a hot apartment all day.

Taste: Makes me think of steamed vegetables. And the wheat aftertaste makes me think of eating mold, but I've never eaten mold so I'm just trying to come up with an apt description that sounds right to me.

Mouthfeel: Alright, this was fine. Slightly carbonated and it rolled around the mouth nicely.

Drinkability: I think this is a matter of taste. But this beer does absolutely nothing for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2004 23:21:41 | More by MuddyFeet
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at The Horseshoe Pub, Hudson, MA, presented in an imperial pint Guinness glass.

No head to speak of when delivered, so not sure if there was one to begin with, and it dissipated before I saw it, or what. No lacing when swirling this glass of cloudy golden liquid. Pleasant grainy taste, which was intensified by the earthy aroma of same, which included a touch of citrus. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2004 03:26:49 | More by ppoitras
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jtfest

Oregon

3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear yellow hay color with a thin white head. Smells pretty average -- nothing too distinctive or offensive, a light honey tinted floral aroma. Mouthfeel is thin, but smooth and coating with a light carbonation. The taste is sweet and grassy with a hint of spiciness in the aftertaste -- good, but safe and lacking any bitterness or risk. Very easy drinking, but overall a "ho-hum" experience.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2004 02:09:57 | More by jtfest
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Smuttynose Weizenheimer from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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