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Brooklyner Weisse - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

386 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 386
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 37
Gots: 4 | 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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Photo of tgbljb
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured a light orange color with medium puffy head. Smell is a mixture of light malts, spices, and a bit of lemon. Taste has a restrained cloviness combined with other spices and citrus notes. Ends with a bit of citrus. Good example of my favorite style of beer.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of mschofield
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange yellow, white head that pours strong, and settles nicely.
Smells like banana, yeast and a spice I can't place.
The banana expands to include pear and bubblegum in the taste, the yeast is there at first, but that slipped away after a few sips.
This is very refreshing, slightly above light body, fruity taste.
Last night I had it out of the bottle, and previously at the brewery (contracted out, so it's not on tap), it seemed more bubblegum flavored at the brewery. On a hot day, it's even better. I'll definiately seek this out once summer rolls back around.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Hojaminbag
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's kind of strange that I have never run across this beer before, but I was happy to try it on-tap at the Blind Tiger In New York.

A very hazy, cloudy yellow-gold body with a thick white head greets me upon service of this beer. Retention and lacing are both good.

The aroma has lemon, banana, some spice and a ton of wheat.

Wheat rules this one, as it should. Lots of wheat twang and light, sweet, bread notes. Next comes a mix of lemon and banana, with the banana being the most powerful. Underneath those flavors is a peppery coriander flavors.

Just big and creamy enough for me.

This is a solid American-made Hefeweizen from Brooklyn.

Photo of Bandi
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of bckayaalp
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of tavernjef
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of dragonbrew
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of colts9016
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Brooklyner Weisse from Brooklyn Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 386 ratings.