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Brooklyner Weisse - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

373 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 34
Gots: 0 | 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)
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4/5  rDev +5%

On tap at the brewery, December 09.

Really nicely cloudy pale yellow, just the right colour, although a little dull. Head is creamy and thick, a wonderful crown of white bubbles. Overall, a damn good looking hefe.

Very clear and traditional hefeweizen notes on the nose. Lots of clove noticeable. Smooth and fragrant, and very genuine. A really good nose.

Taste is also pretty true. Clove again noticeable, almost turning to charred wood in its spiciness. Clean and smooth with sweetness all the way through, leaving a pleasantly silky experience on the palate. Mouthfeel is generally creamy with just a light prickling of carbonation.

This is a very genuine hef. Lots of good true-to-style characters, with plenty of lovely fragrance. Australian brewers do a poor imitation of the style. At least here in Brooklyn, they do it right.

12-08-2009 04:45:56 | More by lacqueredmouse
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5%

Solid haze of yellow somewhat darkish in color, large white fluffy head grew fast but faded within a half minute or so to a solid skim always present and some lacing in small patches. Smell is very dullish and musty as hell with alot of wheat-ly malt sweetness, some lemonyness, banana, clove, it tends to give off just about every wild yeast on the spectrum, picks up some medicinal and wet cardboard fumes as well. Taste of unfiltered wheat and yeast abound in this hefe-weisse with a strong musty sweetness that really stands out. Good amounts of dullish lemon and banana plus, of course, lots of fluffy wheat malt and some clove bouncing around. Very solid finish of wheaty texture and grainy sweetness and has a bit of the yeast/cardboard showing up in a bit of the aftertaste. Feel is medium body softness in front and gains a bit of a chewy texture then finishes stronger then at first with lingering sweetness.
Overall this unfiltered wheat beer is a pretty good showing of the style and gets a bit nicer on the palette as it warms.

Thanks to Francisweizen for the bottles.

07-29-2003 23:05:16 | More by tavernjef
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ant880

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

01-31-2013 20:47:00 | More by ant880
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dragonbrew

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

After several Brooklyn styles I decided to give this a go. Looking for a lighter summer beer, this is the ticket.

Light golden staw color as with many Hefe weizens. This one was a bit more transparent (see through, not artificial) then many others. It came off as highly carbonated when I poured it and looked it over, bubbles everywhere. The head dissipated quickly and settled out to some fine lacing over the top and eventually down the sides.

I detected a slight foral aroma with this beer, although not overwhelming. The slight spicey clove scent was also noticable, but not so much of the banana hints that other hefes give off, a bit more citrusy too.

The taste had a refreshing quality to it almost effervescent, like I was tempted to take big swigs even though I was trying hard not to. A very easy drinking lighter beer even for this style, which is usually characterised as light.

Since the beer seemed highly carbonated to me, it was very light in the mouth, not thin in feel, but certainly not to be confused with a heavy winter style in any way.

Definitely would reach for this one again as a thirst quencher of a hot summer day.

07-13-2006 16:01:37 | More by dragonbrew
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

07-16-2013 05:19:37 | More by Dank26
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

07-11-2012 21:23:51 | More by rolltide8425
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mfigueroa713

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

08-03-2012 23:24:52 | More by mfigueroa713
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mtsmith1


4/5  rDev +5%

07-15-2012 01:55:09 | More by mtsmith1
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5%

06-20-2013 02:19:04 | More by jwps214
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5%

01-14-2012 21:56:08 | More by ShemRahBoo
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AGB

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +5%

02-26-2014 04:35:45 | More by AGB
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jlpbama

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

05-18-2013 18:30:33 | More by jlpbama
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

11-16-2011 02:40:28 | More by victory4me
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colts9016

Idaho

4/5  rDev +5%

Got this beer from Kelly, thank you.

Poured into a Wiezen glass at 47 degree.

Appearance: A very nice 2 finger head that lasted for a few moments. The head is a very foamy and bubbly head. The color of the beer is orange with reddish hues. The body of the beer is cloudy. There are a few effervescence bubbles in the body of the beer.

Nose: A very strong wheat aroma with oranges, honey, and lemon. There are hints of yeast and a floral bouquet.

Taste: A very good wheat flavor with oranges, honey, and, lemon. There are hints of bouquet of flowers and yeast.

Overall: The mouth feel of the beer is creamy and smooth. The body of the beer is medium body and the finish is medium. This beer is a very tasty heffe. I like the how well the flavors mesh and how well it was made.

08-07-2009 04:13:21 | More by colts9016
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

11-30-2011 18:08:36 | More by kelvarnsen
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5%

12-01-2011 19:52:43 | More by Rochefort10nh
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smithmd4

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

12-21-2011 23:56:08 | More by smithmd4
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5%

07-11-2013 23:25:59 | More by BeerForMuscle
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davemathews68

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

10-10-2013 17:50:16 | More by davemathews68
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kb2250

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5%

07-13-2012 20:22:26 | More by kb2250
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Bartos

Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

01-16-2014 15:57:20 | More by Bartos
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metter98

New York

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%

A: The beer poured cloudy pale yellow in color into a weizen glass with just a few bubbles on the surface. A moderate amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of clove, banana and yeast in the nose.
T: There is some mild sweetness in the overall taste, which lots of flavors of wheat and clove with notes of banana and spices. The initial taste is very strong but there isn't much of an aftertaste in the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and is very thirst quenching.
D: This beer is very drinkable on a hot summer day and is perfectly sessionable.

06-29-2010 23:05:06 | More by metter98
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marburg

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%

Slightly on the lighter side of the golden spectrum of hues common to the style, this one pours with a medium-sized, fluffy head. The aromas are impressively diverse and interesting: muted lemon reminiscent of hard candies, phenols, sugar, and a dash of vanilla extract. Truly, I'm immersed in my own little world where I'm baking a lemon-flavored cake. Very sweet in the nose. Good, refreshing, light, citrusy flavor that finishes bigger than it starts. A soft lemon and grainy flavor moves to a big, noticeable wheat kick. A very enjoyable little brew. I'd love to try this one in a nice big weizen glass on draft.

07-12-2003 13:15:13 | More by marburg
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clayrock81

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%

A clear, orange body with decent carbonation but a flat lining heard. Not only did I pick up citric fruits and sour fruit notes along with some floral hops, but a hint of some toasted and/or caramel malt. I've never picked that up in a hefe before. Smooth, even creamy, and sharp with both citric notes and some clove and pepper spice. Medium bodied and fluffy; you could chew on this beer. All around a good hefe you can tip back anytime.

09-21-2008 18:45:18 | More by clayrock81
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SSBrennan

District of Columbia

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%

Pours a light amber color with a frothy white head that falls slowly with no lacing. Not as cloudy as I expected.

The smell is notable with diverse fruit notes and a strong backing of biscuit and yeast.

Taste follows from smell with a good yeasty sweetness in the background with all the right banana tastes for a hefe. The flavors are relatively subtle but well balanced.

The mouthfeel is rich, slightly heavy but the weight is balanced by carbonation.

Very drinkable, the sweetness fades and isn't a problem.

07-06-2007 21:23:55 | More by SSBrennan
Brooklyner Weisse from Brooklyn Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.