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Smuttynose Weizenheimer - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 14.81%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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: SixpointJMH on 11-11-2002)
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Reviews by tar:
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tar

Bahamas

3/5  rDev -14.5%

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.

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

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Pours a hazy yellow with a small but active white head. No retention and a little lacing. Smells quite yeasty.

Tastes like a decent hefe should. Nice and chewy with a bunch of yeast and lemon efervessence. Quite a bit of carbonation in the middle carries it to a slightly hoppy ending. Nice brew, very drinkable.

01-23-2004 22:46:45 | More by yankeeheel
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BadBadger

New York

3.55/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

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

West Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +14.8%

Appearance: Golden slightly hazed tone with a decent sized white head, quickly dwindles leaving uneven rings of lacing around the glass. Aroma: Some characteristic banana and clove with a zing of cirtrus notes, and German noble hops. Really overall the smell is pretty dead on for a hefeweizen, nice so far. Taste: A great blend of banana syrup and clove finish citrus bite to the overall profile, ample finishing hops just a touch. Mouthfeel: This is where it differs from a true German hefe, the mouthfeel isn't as spritzy/fluffy medium to light bodied ale, crisp and coats the palate with a syrupy texture. Drinkability: Good all around summer brew, and one of the better American brewed hefeweizens I have tasted.

02-23-2004 23:34:10 | More by WVbeergeek
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.05/5  rDev -13.1%

Weizenheimer Ale by Smutty Nose- from a holiday variety case.

pours a cloudy yellow with a thin fizzy white head. looks very carbonated.
The smell is wheat, grain, & cloves.
The taste isn't too bad. Lotsa cloves with a slight fruit tinge. Very smooth with no aftertaste.
A very hum-drum beer, not bad but I wouldn't buy a 6 pack of it.

12-18-2003 21:28:55 | More by NJpadreFan
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jmz62565

Connecticut

2.85/5  rDev -18.8%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +13.4%

Quite interesting... a hybrid Bavarian hefeweizen/American wheat! It pours a cloudy golden-orange body with a short but creamy bright-white head. The retention is limited and it drops shortly to a thin surface covering; although it does leave a minor amount of spotty lace. Unlike the "American" appearance, however, it delivers a fairly authentic Bavarian nose that includes banana, clove, and some light fruit (apple, pear)... except that there's also a bit of a smoky/plastic phenolic that wouldn't be acceptable in Germany! The body is light but it doesn't offer the intially crisp and then creamy mouthfeel of the great Bavarian examples. Still, it's gently crisp and smooth across the palate, which is nice. The banana and clove returns in the flavor, mingling nicely with a gently sweet malt and well-balanced underlying bitterness. It finishes with a wash of yeasty dryness; some residual lightly sweet and grainy maltiness; and lingering notes of soft clove and mild fruit (strawberry, melon, light lemon). This is definately a beer that grows on you. It's unique, and therefore interesting as well as refreshing and flavorful.

06-19-2003 14:54:10 | More by NeroFiddled
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bewareOFpenguin

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev +4%

Update 1 July 04:
Changed the recipe. Half the beer it used to be. *sniff*.
You can't go home again.

Cloudy orange with a whimsical white lace head, this was only offered in a twelve pack. I placed three into already opened Smutty sampler 12 pack. It was a good move. Great bold taste, truely refreshing. Just the right bite of hops, and good crisp taste. I should have bought the twelve pack.

01-13-2003 07:55:31 | More by bewareOFpenguin
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Southernbrew

Georgia

2.83/5  rDev -19.4%

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.

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

New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -4.6%

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.

07-09-2004 00:49:16 | More by SixpointJMH
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StevieW

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +26.2%

I just found one of these hiding in a dark corner of my beer fridge. I brought back a Smuttynose sampler pack from my August New England Beer Vacation. 12 oz bottle, light blue label, with a yellow cartoon looking character on the front.

Cloudy golden to orange colored. Creamy, rich and fluffy head. Ver good hefeweiss combination of banana, citrus, yeasty goodness. Bottle swirl produced an extra shot of rich wheat smells. Taste was crisp, tangy wheat snap. Nice citrus cripsness, and sweet banana, and wheated malt finish. Medium bodied and spot on for the style. One of the better American versions of a German Hefewiessbier. I found it very refreshing, crisp and full flavored. Look for it next summer, you'll like it.

11-24-2002 18:23:51 | More by StevieW
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Dithyramb

Maryland

2.55/5  rDev -27.4%

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.

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

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev +2.6%

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.

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

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +13.4%

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.

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

Maryland

3.73/5  rDev +6.3%

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.

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

Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +23.4%

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

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

New Hampshire

3.48/5  rDev -0.9%

Short white head that went quickly, slow carbonation and cloudy yellow color. Nose is wheat and the yeast shows up in the aftertaste. Forced to buy a 12-pak something I rarely do but for me it was new and a required purchase but it isn't bad for a wheat.

12-09-2002 15:49:07 | More by jdhilt
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smcolw

Massachusetts

2.28/5  rDev -35%

Yellow-straw in color, slightly cloudy, small head, slight lace

Citrus, sour wheat smell; kind of a corriander spice aroma.

Very tart with an abundance of wheat flavor. Rather thin. Did I mention tart? What a naughty beer. Puckering aftertaste.

If you like powerful wheat beers, this one might be for you. I prefer smooth hefeweizens. I can't recommend this one; it's too much for me.

02-19-2004 01:53:30 | More by smcolw
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

06-18-2004 00:20:49 | More by Gavage
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

3.15/5  rDev -10.3%

Barrelhouse Brewfest sample #7. A light orange color. Citrusy and somewhat spicy on the nose (allspice?). Very grainy/yeasty tasting with the alcohol phenols having nowhere to hide. Drinkable? Not too many of these, now, it's strong stuff. Reminds me a little bit of Orval, which I'm still trying to learn how to enjoy, but this comes across as a quality attempt.

04-25-2003 14:23:45 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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WesWes

New York

4.1/5  rDev +16.8%

The beer pours a hazy light golden color with a lacey head. The nose is of sweet wheat malts. The flavor is delicious. Wheat malts, banana flavor, and a crisp finish make up this simple, yet concise replication of a wheat beer. The body is light and highly drinkable. An awesome summer time brew.

07-09-2003 13:03:41 | More by WesWes
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pezoids

Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev -18.8%

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.

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

New York

3.83/5  rDev +9.1%

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.

07-24-2003 01:00:02 | More by dwarbi
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changeup45

Florida

2.9/5  rDev -17.4%

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.

08-24-2008 00:40:49 | More by changeup45
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Smuttynose Weizenheimer from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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