1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Brooklyner Weisse - Brooklyn Brewery

Not Rated.
Brooklyner WeisseBrooklyner Weisse

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

384 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 384
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 35
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 08-01-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Brooklyner Weisse Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 384 | Reviews: 256 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of nitro0292
5/5  rDev +31.6%

nitro0292, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of Kwak
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best German-style wheat.
Great head good taste,I could survive on it alone.
Good color hazy yellow body.
The taste goes on for days.with or w/o a lemon.
Smokey after taste verry filling.But I could find room for
another!

the perfict wheat.

Kwak, Nov 06, 2002
Photo of nomad
4.97/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The specs: this poured a orange hued, beautiful opaque soft-gold color. Looks great in the rightful Brooklyner Weisse glass. Had a fairly good head with no sizable lace.

Smell was a healthily hearty (not over the top and overbearing) banana and cloves; and the fresher the batch of this brew, the more bubblegum esters will appear. Had a great malt backbone - it reminds of Duvel not in smell but in quality. Taste was of malt, wheat, nutmeg, all of which were extremely edible and satisfying, and were furthered by a citrusy brightness that rounds it all out toward the end. Also possessed a sharp but light sour in the middle of the swallow. Great light clove and big malt burp, too. Had an active but slightly softened hefe-weizen mouthfeel that accented the flavors extremely well. Ends on a crisp and clean finish, that quietly whispers "Drink More of Me, Soon!" I often sit back and enjoy the overall complexity covered in tons of estery content. Masterful.

The key to hefe-weisses is freshness, and despite loving the Weihenstephaner, its journey to America assuredly diminishes it. But Brooklyn is so close, so their kegs, especially at Mug's Ale House, are super fresh and help makes this highly rated. A personal favorite, have had way too few despite always trying to have at least one every outing in NYC. Everyone who has had this beer on draught in the city, please review it - it needs to be in the top 50 brews!!

nomad, Apr 08, 2003
Photo of drugsbunny
4.83/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What a perfect American version of the classic German Hefeweizen. The typical light colored and hazy appearance. Aroma of bananas and slight clove hints. This beer tasted great, fresh from the local brewery - not stale from being shipped over half the globe. This is the way to enjoy a hefeweizen. The banana and clove flavors carry over to the taste, with a bit of tart apple. It is a treat to find this beer fresh and on tap. It will be an instant favorite if you are a wheat beer fan.

drugsbunny, Jun 08, 2005
Photo of dsa7783
4.78/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The first time I tried a beer from this company, and I love it! A straight-up awesome brew... A nice golden-straw color leads to an appealing smell of wheat, banana and citrus... The taste is fruity and creamy - certainly more unique than some other varieties I've sampled... Easy drinkability and a good mouthfeel make this a top-notch brew that can be enjoyed any time... Definitely would recommend this one... Will certainly buy another sixer in the near future... Outstanding brew...

dsa7783, Nov 18, 2007
Photo of LennyV
4.72/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a golden yellow into my allagash glass. 3 finger head which disappears quickly no lacing.

Smells yeasty and malty sweet.

Taste is exceptional. Starts with a spicy yeast and ends with a malty sweet taste which coats your mouth.

Feels like velvetly soft in you mouth little carbonation.

This is one of my favorite heffes! I could drink it all night long. Another great beer from brooklyn.

LennyV, Dec 23, 2008
Photo of sponberg
4.68/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy, hazy yellow gold with a white head that trails off to lace. Very appetizing, lemony-wheat nose with a background vanilla/clove esteriness.

Yeahboy, this is the stuff! If I were a hefeweiss, this is what I'd want to taste like. A big, chewy body full of clove, vanilla, and wheat malt, with a citric component to keep things in a nigh-on perfect balance to my taste. Very slight banana ester presence in the background which rounds out the flavor profile. Slightly prickly mouthfeel at the start, but then it relaxes a bit after several sips. So do I, for that matter. As it goes down it leaves a clove followed by vanilla-banana flavor that lingers. How does it taste when it warms up? I may never find out. Simply an outstanding example of a hefe - drink it like you vote, early and often.

sponberg, Jun 06, 2003
Photo of francisweizen
4.65/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Brooklyner Weisse is the ultimate American wheat beer! it is a dark golden colour with a very frothy, white head. The aromas are of bananas, cloves, bubble-gum, and yeast. This stuff tastes like a little slice of heaven. The mouthfeel is perfect as is the drinkability.

This is the ultimate wheat beer. I am glad that they are finally bottling it!!!

-F

francisweizen, Jul 03, 2003
Photo of chaduvel
4.6/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hazy orange in color cloudy complexion and a nice white frothy head. Smells of yeast, bread, some banana and cloves, hint of vanilla if you smell close. Smooth! Yeasty with some spices and just the right amount of carbonation. Superb balance of the clove/banana flavor with the more hearty yeast and grain flavors. Aftertaste isn't bitter, but wheaten, and some cloves linger on the palate. It's different from it's German bretheren, but I'll agree with the man who sold me this and say that the plain looking Brooklyn Brewery label hides the fact that this is the finest American Wheat beer I have ever tasted! I could drink the whole six-pack.

chaduvel, Aug 22, 2003
Photo of DannyS
4.58/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Served in my favorite glass, a Duvel tulip. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Says best before Jan 2009. I rarely listen to those dates.

A - A nice bright brownish orange; appropriately cloudy with little head.

S - The most citrusy beer I've smelled. Smells of fresh lemons, caramel and hops. Lovely.

T - Slightly toasty with slight, pleasant hop bitterness. Sweet banana and citrus also present.

M - Interesting, to say the least. Short on aftertaste and leaves a feeling like there's a film on my tongue. Carbonation's good, but this is the weak point of this otherwise excellent brew

D - Smooth and tasty, I could drink this all day. An excellent everyday beer.

Overall - This is going to be one of my refrigerator standbys. Tasty and easy drinking, I'm going to enjoy this one a long time.

DannyS, Feb 16, 2009
Photo of techdiver
4.55/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy orange gold with minimal head. Displays fine carbonation.

Clove and banana nose along with the rest of the typical Hefe Weizen smells.

Taste is well balanced, actually pretty impressive. Very tasty and refreshing.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean and light.

Great drinkability. In many ways it compares favorably to some of the best with the appearance being the only area lacking.

techdiver, Aug 23, 2007
Photo of RBorsato
4.53/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours thick ! Cloudy apricot color with a moderate off-white creamy head but a bit low for the style. Nice balanced banana-clove aroma and flavor. Fruity flavors dominate with a nice soft grainy wheat touch. Medium-full bodied and creamy.

Vary nice and refreshing American-Bavarian Hefe !

Per Brooklyn website:
Malts: European Barley Malt (half) and Wheat Malt (half)
Hops: German Perle
1997 GABF - Gold - German Wheat Ale

Best Before: Oct '04 ('4045' lasered on bottom)
Tasted: 08/23/04

($6.29 / 6-pack)

RBorsato, Aug 24, 2004
Photo of ommegangpbr
4.53/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Perhaps my only real criticism of this as a hefe weizen is that it could have had more head. Vibrant, hazy cloudy wheaty yellow golden in apperance.
Smells sharp and spicy.
Light, tangy, wheaty and more spicy in the flavor with some slickness to the mouthfeel.
Witbier meets hefe, perhaps.
An excellent American hefe weizen... really very true to style as well as being fresh and delicious... well, pretty fresh (drink by 10/05).
Another fine brew in the Brooklyn Brewery lineup.

ommegangpbr, Sep 10, 2005
Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.53/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz bottle obtained at Whole Foods in Portland, Maine. Pours crystal-clear deep amber body (after carefully decanting) with a half inch of off-white head. Smells estery - banana and nut jump out - with a slight hint of tart fruitiness. Tastes like banana, nut, and clove, with a nice smooth transition to a slightly sour dry bite toward the finish. Aqueous light body with moderate carbonation. Extremely drinkable with nothing but pleasant balanced flavors to compliment the light refreshing body. Probably even better mit hefe - guess I'll try that on the next bottle. Still one of the best hefeweizens I've had.

MrHurmateeowish, Aug 21, 2009
Photo of MattyG85
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

MattyG85, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of aquatonex
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Oh my... what a great Weisse!

Pours a dark, cloudy golden-amber. A little darker than the Weisse's I've had previously. Also, a bit clearer. I like them cloudier. Nice, delicate head. Smell is pleasantly infused with fruits, yeasts, and some wheatiness. Taste is smooth wonderful. The balance between the yeast, wheat, and fruit is exceptional. My favorite Weisse at the moment.

aquatonex, Dec 06, 2004
Photo of prisdefer
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

prisdefer, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of shick1
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

shick1, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of Danobold
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Danobold, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of optimaul
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

optimaul, May 30, 2012
Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

wrightst, May 02, 2014
Photo of MaddDogg84
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

MaddDogg84, May 10, 2012
Photo of ChurchillsKGB
4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very good color, reminds me of Sam Adams Summer Ale

Smell: Good, nothing stands out except a hint of the cloves

Taste: Best part, of the more unique beers widely available. Perfect summer beer, and the aftertaste has just a hint of bananas and cloves. I didn't think I'd like it much, it started fairly bitter for a wheat, but it was well done.

ChurchillsKGB, Jul 26, 2009
Photo of edchicma
4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mmmmm. This was one refreshing beer. The appearance was a nice cloudy gold. Smell was citrusy and inviting and the mouthfeel was extremely smooth, without being watery. Extremely smooth going down, inviting you to have another. I read several reviews of other beers from this brewery and think I will try some more. No fancy names here, just solid brews from the big apple.

edchicma, Jun 17, 2003
Photo of pgroove
4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

***Now I need to preface this by saying that I am a biased reviewer of this beer. I have been drinking it for years, and this is the beer that opened my eyes to the world outside of Budweiser (when I was 19 or so).

It has a beautiful cloudy orangy-yellow color and is a truly aromatic drinking experience. It has always reminded me of autumn because there is a very strong clove overtone, but other people have said they can smell and taste banana in it. Best served in a weisse glass with a twist of lemon squeezed into it (dropping the lemon in will kill the beautiful inch and a half of head). It's a great sipping beer, but I can not drink more than one or two because it's a touch acidic on the stomach.

Long available only on tap, my happiest (and saddest) day ever was when I found that Brooklyn was finally producing it in bottles. I nearly had an accident when i saw it in the beer distributor's aisles. Then I got home with a case of it and cried because it lost a lot of flavor in the bottling process. Still a good brew, but so much better on tap.

pgroove, Sep 25, 2004
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Brooklyner Weisse from Brooklyn Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 384 ratings.