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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: 30
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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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle with a best by stamp of OCT 2012 stamp. Pretty sure this is the same beer, although my bottle says Wheat Beer instead of Weisse Beer. Pours a hazed orange color with a fast-fading white head. Surprisingly lame retention and lacing...especially for a wheat.

Nose has a fair amount of wheat and bananas, but lacking a bit in the clove and bubblegum department. Not bad, a little more earthy than most.

The yeast esters just dont really pop in this beer and just seem a bit dull. It's not un-flavorful, but there is something about this one that doesnt quite do it for me. I dont think it comes remotely close to a fresh Franziskaner or Paulaner, and there are more than a few domestic versions that Id rather have. The mouthfeel is not as creamy and smooth as the best of the style display. Re-reading my review it sounds like I didnt like this beer at all...not true. I liked it well enough and the sixer didnt last long in the fridge, but I dont see myself heading back for more unless it is the freshest sample I can find. Mr. Oliver - the freshness dating is much appreciated, especially on a Bavarian style wheat beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 23:19:48 | More by twiggamortis420
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-03-2013 23:22:46 | More by WOLFGANG
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden color....nose is soft banana's and interestingly enough caramel...flavor is a little different than traditional Hefe's but very tasty...buttery...some light banana...also vanilla....just a hint of cloves on the finish....body is pretty impressive for this style...thicker than most....ut maybe not as quaffable...overall this is very good and definitely an interesting take on the style...worth a stab if you see it...

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2003 21:17:06 | More by ZAP
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Beautiful, hazy orange in color with a big, frothing head.

Smell – The big, giant yeast was plenty enough to cut through the standard barroom smells.

Taste – The taste is a little more relaxed than the nose. The light, typical Weissbier fruits mix nicely with the yeasty backbone.

Mouthfeel – There was some good fluffiness to this light to medium-bodied Weissbier.

Drinkability – This is a terrific summertime bier that I would love to have over and over.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2004 01:49:41 | More by RoyalT
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +18.9%
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)

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2004 17:09:24 | More by RBorsato
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vfgccp

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

06-15-2013 21:50:04 | More by vfgccp
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francisweizen

Alaska

4.65/5  rDev +22%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2003 14:10:11 | More by francisweizen
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +5%

12-06-2011 13:31:41 | More by ROGUE16
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DmanGTR

New York

2.73/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from notes

Hazy golden yellow with a scant head. Where's the giant fluffy head I expect from wheats? Anyway, smells like wheat, hint of floral/grassy hops, some tangerine peels, and pale malts.
Feels light and bubbly. Not big on this. So yeah, onto the next one.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2014 04:21:22 | More by DmanGTR
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blackie

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: Gives a fluffy, 1.5" off white head when poured into my hefe glass. Good retention. The beer is a bright golden-copper in color.

s: Honeyed bread and estery yeasts first greet the nose. Wheaty with subtle hops. Not really much to it.

m: The carbonation is a crisp medium, and the body on the fuller side of the light range.

t: Certainly a solid hefe. Clean wheat malts dominate with a light pale malt sweetness and bready yeasts. Could use a little more banana or other estery fruit. Delicately hopped...wouldn't mind a touch more spice here. Pretty smooth overall, I suppose...seems almost a hefe-American wheat hybrid. Needs depth. Something wierd in the aftertaste that I can't put my finger on.

d: ez

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2007 03:12:18 | More by blackie
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pathman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-09-2013 22:06:43 | More by pathman
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clayrock81

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

05-02-2014 02:39:28 | More by wrightst
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alexgash

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to chaduvel for this one. Pours a hazy golen orange with a big white marshmallowy head. Big aromas coming off this one: sweet bananas, cloves, vanilla alcohol (whatever that is). This is a great hefeweizen. Malty, yeasty, with just the right touch of cloves, bananas, and bubblegum. Not too sweet, yet very tasty. Finish is slightly (naturally) bitter with lingering roasted bananas and white wine. My top hefeweizen so far. I wish I would have had a case of this for the summer.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2003 17:26:25 | More by alexgash
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 10/3/08. On tap at Blind TIger. Pours a super cloudy light orange with a small white head. Aroma of wheat, citrus, and yeast. Flavor of yeast, clove, pepper, and a nice sweetness. Quite enjoyable.
Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 4/5
Flavor: 7/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 15/20
(3.7/5)

Serving type: on-tap

12-28-2008 01:43:56 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at a local pub that also gave away a free Brooklyn Weizen Glass (and I didn't have a weizen glass at home - bonus).

Poured a hazy yellow/orange color with an averaged sized head. Aromas and tastes of bananas, wheat, and spices.

Notes from: 7/15/04

Serving type: on-tap

01-07-2009 19:04:55 | More by hopdog
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Gmann

New York

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden color and for a hefe, a below average white head, no detectable lacing. Has a nice smell of bananas and bubble gum. The taste is of banana and crisp slightly metallic wheat malt. The feel is light and well carbonated, has a nice balanced finish. A very good version of an American Hefe, respectable against the German counterparts. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2007 01:31:18 | More by Gmann
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Brent

Kentucky

3.05/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not quite up to par with Brooklyn's other products I've had the opportunity to try. Hazy gold, with moderate sediment suspension. Nice wheat character to the malt, bordering on bready. Had a nice, traditional German hefe character, but the yeasty spice and fruit flavors were absent - and the beer was incomplete without them. Overall, struck me as what it might taste like if a good German brewer tried to make a bland American wheat beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2006 14:14:23 | More by Brent
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jophish17

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-24-2011 07:14:25 | More by jophish17
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured darker than most Hefe's and lacked some of the real banana characteristics expected but the flavour was full and rounded which let the beer grow with each sip. A dusting of cloves falls across the finish which seems like a nice take on the style. Worth a try for a different type of hefe.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2007 02:42:59 | More by canucklehead
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

32oz growler filled at Whole Foods served in a weizen glass.

L - slightly hazed golden color with a white head that went away altogether after a few minutes.

S - heavy on the banana along with some other spices.

T - very good tasting hefe, banana, some bubblegum, wheat, yeast and spice all blended nicely.

F - medium bodied with a good level of carbonation.

O - a very good example of the style.

Serving type: growler

07-23-2011 23:41:44 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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BGsWo22

New York

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

03-20-2013 23:07:30 | More by BGsWo22
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This weisse beer poured a hazy, yellow brown color with creamy, white foam. The beer was lightly effervescent. The smell was a mild, banana-clove, malty aroma with a bit of hops. The taste was hoppy with some banana and clove flavors and a slightly sweet malty flavor. There was also a bit of yeast in the taste. The mouthfeel was smooth and hoppy. The body was medium with modest carbonation feel. The aftertaste was tangy and hoppy. This was a good unfiltered wheat beer, with quite a bit of hops.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2003 05:52:54 | More by UncleJimbo
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a couple of 12oz bottles into an Oberdorfer Weißbier glass.... Color is medium golden, and mostly clear. Bottles only had a minute amount of sediment in them. Plentiful carbonation within; good sized and constant, like an aerator in a fish tank. Head is marshmallow white and fluffy, rising to about 1" before eventually fading to 1/4". Decent lacing in the glass... looks real nice.

Nose is crisp and a touch bready, with mostly banana aromas along with light clove. Body is a smidge under medium, and there is a light prickliness on the tongue, typical of the style.

Light malty sweet flavors start out, again with mild breadiness and a touch of toastiness. Solid banana comes forth; not overpowering yet well evident. Lurking in the shadows is some clove action and a subtle spiciness. A really decent Bavarian style Hefe...

Prosit!!

overall: 4.05
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 4

824

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2005 13:02:42 | More by Bierman9
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2005 12:24:40 | More by tgbljb
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