Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
3.5/5 rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Served on-tap at Delaney's Tap Room, New Haven, Conn.
A: Poured a cloudy, pale yellow with plenty of carbonation discharged. The head took a few moments to build into a two-finger, white head.
S: Smells like a combination of citrus fruits, spicy cloves and rubbing alcohol. The nose is a bit too alcoholic, but there's some nice lemon and orange zest to offset it somewhat.
T: The initial taste is pure citrus hops. The mid-palate is filled with pine notes and darker fruits; some muted banana. The finish is dry and well-hopped, but there's not enough malt to balance this weisse out.
M: Mouthfeel is thin and astringent because of alcohol presence and content. I couldn't chug it, but with a brew this complex, why would you want to?
D: I would maybe consider having one more of these in a night and then calling it quits. Not for a lack of flavor, but this brew is too uneven, my palate would be shot.
If I wanted a hoppy brew, I'd go for an IPA or DIPA. The fact that Aventinus is my standard for Weizenbocks might have turned me off a bit to this. It's not a bad selection at all, and Brooklyn always gets the respect it deserves from me.
Serving type: on-tap
10-29-2007 04:53:24 | More by Gambrinus1184
More User Reviews:
4.25/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I have been hunting down this beer for a while; probably there aren’t many bottles still available.
It produced a big stomp after releasing the cork. Amber golden color with a thick off-white head with apparent carbonation, great retention and leaving some laces.
Wonderful intriguing aroma, subdue notes of banana with honey, cloves, overripe oranges, peaches soaked in rum and mango chutney.
Flavor of wood, Cointreau liquor, subdue banana, caramel malt, pine, wheat, honey, spices and Weiss yeast. Interesting that I also got some floral and herbal hops. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium to full body with good carbonation. Alcohol of 8.5% abv is harmonic with the overall beer.
Excellent Weizenbock, bold flavor with great complexity. It would be interesting to compare it to the German version.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2014 21:32:17 | More by FLima
3.24/5 rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.
A collaboration between two solid brewers that somewhat alters/updates a classic style? I'm in. This stuff pours a cloudy sunrise amber-brass topped by over a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises grass, dry wheat, light clove (I think), and a couple twists of orange. The taste brings in more of the same, with a slightly fresher wheat component and a bit more clove. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, I wasn't the biggest fan of this stuff. It's not really bad, per se, just not my cup o' tea, what with the grassy hops not really fully melding with the mild citrus and wheat. I dunno, something like that...
Serving type: bottle
08-29-2013 23:46:29 | More by TMoney2591
Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.