Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse - Brooklyn Brewery

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Reviews: 304
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rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 7.18%
Wants: 71
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 09-18-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brooklyn version. This brew is the result of the long friendship of Brooklyn brewmaster Garrett Oliver and Schneider brewmaster Hans-Peter Drexler. Garrett had always admired the delicate balance of flavors in Schneider Weisse, while Hans-Peter had long enjoyed the effusive hop character of Brooklyn East India Pale Ale and BLAST! Garrett's concept for the collaboration was that each brewmaster would brew essentially the same pale, hoppy weissbock in the other's brewery, but with different hopping to reflect the local hop flavor.

Dry-hopped w/ American Amarillo and Palisade.
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Photo of LennyV
4.95/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow. This beer is a real treat.

Poured into my deliurium tremens snifter, golden honey color, one finger head.

The smell is an amazingly hoppy, but delicate not overwelming.

Full bodied perfect carbonation. Very smooth.

The sweet citrusy flavor takes you in finished off with a magnificent hop tatste.

This beer is amazing and one of my all time favorates. I cannot imagine what a few years in the cellar will bring.

I am so sad that this is a limited release. I will be buying a case very soon. (501 characters)

Photo of RicoBrew
4.95/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was a volunteer beer-pourer at the 2008 GABF and I was helping serve this bad boy next to Garrett Oliver himself. This was my favorite of the cadre of beers Brooklyn Brewery brought with them to the beer fest.

A- Straw gold, mildly hazy.

S- Nice noble hop aroma, citrusy and floral. They did a great job with the dry hop. The hop nose is powerful, but it gives way to a myriad of other notes rather than just an overpowering hop smell. An underlying bready yeast character comes through on the back of the nose. Extremely pleasant.

T- This is beautiful. The hop flavor sits on your tongue for a little bit, but then it gives way to a wonderful light wheat flavor with enough bitterness to prevent it from being overly sweet. Upon swallowing, the hop flavor is resurgent along the back of the tongue giving it a great dry finish.

M- A great dynamic occurs between the carbonation and the heavier weissbock aspect of this beer. It sits just long enough on the tongue to impart it's flavor and then fades. No cloying sweetness, not effervescent.

D- I definitely could drink a whole bottle of this at one sitting and not realize it.

Overall, an extremely well-made beer and a great example of collaboration between two outstanding breweries. (1,248 characters)

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Champagne bottle in a .5L Schneider Weisse glass (I'm so glad I have these)

Appearance: pale gold, explosively carbonated, thick thick thick and creamy white head, the head is very resilient and won't go away

Nose: complex, spicy, hoppy, meringue, bubble gum

Taste: rich and sweet, malty, ultra-complex, bubble gum, hoppy finish, much stronger than the usual weissebiers, coriander, balanced

Mouthfeel: well rounded and smooth

This is by far one of the top three weisse biers that I have ever had the privilege of drinking. I would consider this a superbier (I think I may have just coined the word) because of it's superb pedigree. Garrett Oliver and Hans-Peter Drexler have created a masterpiece with no equal. (717 characters)

Photo of Lexluthor33
4.82/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden and yellow. Great head and great lacing.
Aroma was fantastic. Yeast,hops,banana,citrus notes,cloves,sweet and a very mild bitterness. An exceptional taste to a great idea by Master Brewers.
The overall feel is smooth,hops,high carbonation,crispy and wild.

Notes: This brew is special,well balanced and a Brooklyn gem.
I will wait for this every year and those who do not appreciate this are really missing out or I dare say say have a weak palate.
No offense,this brew is just too good. Session possible and my bottle said 8.5 % ABV.great drinkability.

Love it or leave it alone. (596 characters)

Photo of hoplover82
4.82/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

WOW, This is truly delightful. Oh my! When I saw this,I couldn't wait to try this jewel.

A-Pours a hazy light golden color, with a fluffy rocky medium sized head that quikly fades to just a colar around the beer.

S-Oh my... At first pours, it's like smelling ripe olives! which I've never gotten out of a beer, but it's a nice beer olive smell. Then soon after that, it moves into a ripe bright yet earthy green apple aroma. Tied in with floral hops that just perfectly compliment this complex brew. There also is some yeasty bread dough in the back when you really search for it. This is the first beer I really got strong green apples in the aroma and flavor.

T-What can I say... It's like I'm drinking a hoppy alcoholic apple cider with a slight hop bitter bite and a tad bit of alcohol spicyness.

M-Full bodied and a little dry in the end. Perfectly carbonated! FULL BODIED!!!

D-Although it's full bodied and pretty high in alcohol, it's decietfully drinkable. Very nice indeed. Go get one if you can find it!!! (1,023 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
4.82/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this bottle in a trade with nutbrown and seeing as I really flipped(a good thing) when I had a few samples at last year's GABF, boy am I pleased. Thanks Alan!

It pours from the caged and corked, very good looking 750ml bottle a hazy(turns cloudy after the initial pour) orange gold with a 3 finger head of ever rising foam..ok, so I had to eat some of the foam before I could actually hold up the glass and look at it but hey, I don't mind suffering through that. Anywho, this puppy has a lot of bubbly action going on and there's a lot of sticky lacing.

The nose gives me big notes of wheat, yeast, clove, banana, spice, and hops. It just smells *that* damn good.

First sip brings back the memories of the small samples I had...Wheat working in perfect unison with hops. Man. Nice spice here as well with a flavourful but not overdone presence of clove, good banana flavour, yeast, and again, the hoppy goodness meshes so darn well. This is so drinkable but I have to watch out as this isn't exactly a lightweight when it comes to the abv and I don't want my judgement being impaired by drinking it too quickly.

Nice medium mouthfeel here, and though the carbonation looks spritzy in the glass, it isn't highly carbonated at all. Gotta love these bottle conditioned beers. It finishes with a nice mix of wheat and lemon zest that demands that I take another sip. Wow. What a brew!! Btw, to clarify my previous remark, there is no sign of the alcohol in the taste and there's just some slight warming after the swallow.

Bottom line: This is my favourite Brooklyn brew to date and it's going to take some doing to knock it off its perch. A big "Thank You" goes out to Brooklyn for brewing this wonderful nectar and to nutbrown, again, for sending this bottle my way. Highly recommended to the nth degree! (1,816 characters)

Photo of tai4ji2x
4.82/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle w cork and cage. seems to have a batch number of 0938. still has the old "trappist rings" on the bottle neck, so this is likely from the original batch, before the new belgium/westmalle legal fracas.

tasted in late april 2009.

golden, dark straw color with orange brown tones. cloudy (bottle was swirled). big, rocky head, slowly recedes to sudsy thin layer. decent amount of foamy, sudsy lace, though splotchy.

still a big hop nose despite the age, with citrus and pine, quickly met by banana, clove, possible coriander, parsley, passion fruit, fresh citrus, and bready yeast and malt. hops are still the showcase however. blends well with phenols and spice. whiffs of alcohol show the strength of the brew without getting boozy.

taste: piney, citrusy blast meets estery banana and tropical fruits, cleaned up by and moderate to bold bitterness that is crisp yet resinous, along with the spices and phenols. all while staying deliciously bready and yeasty underneath. nice!

medium body, creamy with yeast, with acidic and resinous edge, further sharpened into a crisp finish by the moderate carbonation.

i really like this beer. the schneider version i feel becomes too weirdly chemically and plasticy with the heavy dry-hopping of hallertaur. here, the citrusy, piney and fruity american hopping actually complements the weissbier character.

intensity of flavor and high alcohol prevent the drinkability from scoring a 5. (1,443 characters)

Photo of drugsbunny
4.82/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a 750ml bottle of Hopfen-Weisse from Di Cicco's supermarket in Ardsley NY. This is a collaboration of two of my favorite brewerys. I love Schneider Weisse as well as Brooklyn Lager, but was apprehensive about combining the two distinct elements of each beer. What a pleasant surprise when I opened the fizzing bottle and partook in the pungent hop aroma. It is a very carbonated beer with an extreme head. But the perfect balance of flavors set this beer apart from a German wheat beer or American lager. The hop character is not overwhelming and the weissen flavors are not masked by the hops. I was able to enjoy each fundamental nature of both beer/brewery. This was a very good beer, in a cool bottle. I will not pass up the option to have this beer again... and I think I'll head back to Di Ciccio's for another bottle or two. (843 characters)

Photo of OskarL
4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - A brown/orange straw colorish beer with a head that stays and leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell - A lot of hops, yeast, spicy, banana, citrus, pineapple and a bit sour.

Taste - Sweet, lots of hops, bubblegum, some yeast, ripe fruit and some bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, medium body with mild carbonation. (333 characters)

Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.79/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle obtained at Whole Foods in Portland, Maine. Pours a murky golden yellow with about an inch of slow-to-dissipate off-white head. Banana, nut, bubblegum, citrussy herbal hops dominate the aroma. Banana, nut, bubblegum, citrus (orange and lemon mostly), pith, herb dominate the flavor too. Very well balanced, with just enough hop character to balance and make it interesting. Medium-bodied with ample carbonation from bottle conditioning. Very drinkable, despite the complexity and ABV. Stellar. Possibly the finest example of the style I've had. I much prefer it over the Schneider-Brooklyner version. (613 characters)

Photo of bark
4.77/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The colour is yellow-orange; the liquid is a bit hazy. The very thick and high head sinks very slowly, leaving massive amounts of lacing.

The smell is hoppy, bitter and sour. Perfumed notes of bitter fruits, sour candy and wheatbeer phenols. It is booth strong and powerful.

The taste is bitter-tart with lots of fruit candy character, hints of lemon and apple acid. Lots of hops, grape fruits blend with strong wheat beer-flavours. Sweet fruity notes of pineapples and apricots. Hints of alcohol in the aftertaste, as well as exotic fruits and fresh sour notes, minerals and a grand bitterness. Some alcohol and a delicate sweetness in the finish.

The carbonation is quite mild for a weissbier; the bubbles are small and fresh. The liquid is relatively light.

This is probably what a mix of an American IPA and a German weissbock would taste like. Great stuff.

The bottle is probably about a year old and I was a bit worried that the hops would have turned a bit tired. But that was clearly not the case. (1,014 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appears a pale golden sunburst, hazy with fine yeast particles floating among the effervescent stream of carbonation rising from the bottom of my glass. The head simply billows right out of my glass with a doughnut like shaped top arising above the rim of my glass. Aroma has wonderful herbal and zesty fresh hop character with grapefruit accents and tropical fruit notes, really excellent stuff. Mineral water tones with mild fruit esters apparent with mild notes of banana but no so much clove, I actually think the heavy handed dose of hops just mask some of the traditional Schneider yeast qualities bringing this hybrid of a style into existence. Flavor such a heavily hopped weizen, bitterness brings out raucous layers of pineapple and herbal grassy notes. Citrus notes galore with a touch of banana and clove from the yeast strain utilized. Sulfur notes with a cleansing mineral water character. Alcohol although evident plays second fiddle to everything else but definitely becomes evident in this brews overall make up. So aggresively hoppy it's a wonderful experience to try a wheat beer that is this rich in hops in both flavor and bitterness. Mouthfeel is an effervescent bottle conditioned piece of beer nirvana, carbonation cuts through anything but the hop oils remain on the teeth and the palate so hop bitterness just kinda moves in and stays there. As the last bits of yeast sediment are poured in the beer takes on a smoothie texture with a bit of a powdered dryness to the complement all of those hop oils. Drinkability is incredible I wish I had a whole case of this, so far with Brooklyn's big bottle series they have hit two home runs. Excellent continue to be inspired by the traditional beers across the pond but Local 1 and Hopfen Weisse have set the bar for creativity in old time recipes. (1,817 characters)

Photo of BeerSox
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml corked & caged bottle into 23oz weizen glass. I wish they used a more traditional German hefe-weizen type bottle so I can fit all of the beer and the yeast sediment into the glass. Right now the first two-thirds are in the glass, with most of the sediment in the bottle.

Cloudy with a hue that's burnt orange at the top and more of a golden yellow toward the bottom. The head is thick and static, and never settles to anything. It simply stayes about two inches tall, thick, and frothy with the middle slowly sagging. As the beer moves down the glass, thick patches of foamy head stick to the glass. Otherwise, the lacing is very spotty.

The normal banana and cloves are in there (and I find them to be a fantastic mix in this case). A little but of unusual hop aroma, the point of this beer, is in there as well, but the more tradional banana/clove is the dominant aroma. So far most of the yeast hasn't made it in, but it's still showing its presence well in the aroma. A little bit of tart wheat malt is in there as well.

The wheat malt is similar to the aroma: crisp and slighty tart. Sweet fruit flavors are in there, along with some light hop bitterness - a flavor foreign to this style. I'd say the hops do a good job balancing a normally ultra-sweet beer. Full bodied with some slightly spritzy carbonation. The finish is lingering spices, with a little bit of toasty grain.

Brooklyn did a good job with this one by adding a little American style to an old German style without overdoing it. I think this is a good alteration - a hoppy Hefe Weizen. However, what the world doesn't need is a Double/Imperial Hefe Weizen. I would like to see another brewery attempt this, but I don't want them to try to "up the ante" by dumping in pound after pound of Cascade or Centennial hops. As for the beer: smooth, complex (especially with the extra hops), and enjoyable. The hops added some flavor but they did not take over the beer - plenty of the original style is still there. I think this is a beer that traditionalists can enjoy as well. Highly recommended. (2,073 characters)

Photo of DerBayer
4.72/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hmmm so this is a cross-over project between a Schneider Weizenbock which should ONLY consist of malted barley, wheat, water and the special delicious top fermenting Hefeweizen yeast and NOTHING else - maybe, maybe some little hops added.

This is where they ve decided to go crazy here they ve added lots and lots of hops. The main quirk is that Herr Brooklyner has added local American hops to his American brewed BRooklyner-Schneider Hopfenweisse whereas Herr Schneider has added Hallertauer hops to his German brewed Schneider-Brooklyner Hopfenweisse. This is the one that I ve tried whilst I seem to gather that most other reviewers have tried the American variety and thus a different beer:

Mine was really very good to outstanding - I taste BAnanas, spice, honey and golden hops a slightly bitter finish, in a naturbelassen trueb golden body.

The only slight letdown is true to style the high alcoholic content which after a while reduces the beers drinkability but overall one of the best and most innovative beers I ve tried. (1,036 characters)

Photo of ckeegan04
4.72/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Lightky hazed golden color with brighter yellow shades when held up to light. Big sudsy white head, about three fingers thick. Excellent retention and big foamy chunks left behind.

S - Excellent mix of tropical fruits, a touch of citrus, wheat and a light mustiness. As it warms a little the Belgian yeast aroma comes through a little stronger with a touch of banana and bubblegum. Really love where this smell leads the nose.

T - Rather fruity up front with lots of citrus and tropical flavors. Pineapple and lemon zest. Light bubblegum tastes mid drink. Wheat provides a very nice backbone but the fruity tastes certianly carry the beer.

M/D - Medium bodied and a little chewy. Very easy drinking. Excellent beer here. Not real sure how weizenbock-esque this is, but I would take as many bottles as I could afford. (823 characters)

Photo of dashmartino
4.72/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wowee. Cool looking bottle. Cork top, screw 'er out. Take a whiff, smells wondrous, like an IPA but very sweet at the same time. Pours cloudy, can't see through her that good. First sip, zesty. There's the hops. Hops disappate, followed by the sweet taste of the weizen. Oh man. This stuff is great. Would drink again. (318 characters)

Photo of Hautacam
4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap first at Eli's the night Garrett Oliver was there with both German and American versions. The German one was better on tap than the bottled version; but the American version , for my taste , was the best. I had a few more at the Brass City Brew Fest the following weekend.
Hazy straw gold with a big fluffy white head. Smells of wheat and citrus mostly. Tastes great....sweet , bready malts, honey, with banana and clove.... earthy , bitter, grassy hops kick in and clean up the finish. As it warms up , it gains some complexity...some other fruits and spices that I can't put my finger on , but all work very well together. ...one great brew that I guess we better enjoy while it lasts. The mouthfeel was medium body with velvety carbonation. Another great Brewmaster's Reserve.
OK, it's about 8% , but so drinkable...have your Guiness drinking buddies drive you home. (886 characters)

Photo of biggmike
4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got a bottle of this courtesy of my brother. Poured a cloudy orange color with extremely fluffy white head that hangs around forever. Aroma is dominated by the hops and is very inviting. Flavor is initially spicey with hints of banana (my brother picked up on the bubblegum but I didnt) and finishes with a perfect hop balance. Mouthfeel is great. This is extremely drinkable and I would recommend trying if you get a chance. (425 characters)

Photo of unclejimbay
4.67/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse
Brooklyn Brewery
Style: Weizenbock
ABV: 7.80 %
"Schneider yeast, GO used Amarillo & Palisade hops"
Appearance is a cloudy yellow straw color, Hefe like with good 2 finger head and excellent retention.
Aromas of bubblegum, citurs, banana, minor clove hints. Citurs & floral hop aromas. reminds me of some Belgian IPA character.
Tastes as it smells on a solid wheat base with a good APA balance, but still bitter.
Mouthfeel is medium body, high carbonation.
If you like wheat beers, and you like hops, find this beer! (551 characters)

Photo of Donnie2112
4.67/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

appearance: cloudy, pale amber, yellow with a bit of green in there with a big fluffy white head and nice lace. towards the end of the bottle I emptied the yeast into the bottle and it looks almost like orange juice.

smell: the nose is HUGE, could smell it from 3 feet away when I opened it. lots of clove and banana extremely sweet also a bit of floral hop aroma in there.

taste: banana as expected, nutty yeast and some clove, I really like the citric hop finish

mouthfeel: heavily carbonated, rather light and just a bit oily

drinkability: the cleansing hop finish and overall nice light wheat beer taste contribute to this being an exceptionally good drinkin beer

probably my favorite wheat beer of all time. (717 characters)

Photo of Frosty80
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Color: pours clear, pale gold. sits slightly hazy, yellowish gold with a massive off-white head which leaves behind nice lacing as it recedes.

Smell: my nose was flooded with aromas while the glass was still a food away from my face. putting your nose in the glass you most certainly know its a Schneider yeast strain. great citrusy aromatics along with just a tinge of bubblegum. clean malted wheat along with slightly spicy, floral hops and cloves.

Taste: initial graininess/wheat with very light melanoidins. quickly following behind is the clove, citrus and spicy qualities of the yeast. the hops are fairly mellow with floral, spicy and citrusy character. the maltiness is prominent throughout. finish is slightly dry with a little graininess, citrus and low bitterness

Mouthfeel: full-medium body with moderate carbonation

Notes: this needs to be available in 12oz bottles! this is amazing stuff, as i would imagine any collaboration with Schneider would be (968 characters)

Photo of rajendra82
4.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Last year I had the Schneider version of the beer, and this year I decided to try the Brooklyn version instead. The bigger bottle filled domestically was corked and caged, and had embossed lettering below the neck to give a very classy presentation. When opened, the aroma of fresh hops assaulted me before the pour even began. The body in a Weizen glass was golden in color and the head was three finger tall and foamy. As good as it looked, the smell out of the glass was intoxicating. The hops were obvious at an arm's length, but as I drew it closer, the banana, clove, and orange smells almost overpowered them. The taste was richly layered, with the Weizen roots providing a fruity, phenolic base, on top of which the American hop cones were piled on. This was a superlative assault on my taste buds from all directions. The body was medium thick, yet fluffy, and every sip had a long lingering aftertaste showcasing all of the flavor elements. Drinkability was off the charts good. I am now kicking myself for only having bought one bomber. It would be interesting to pick up this one together with the German bottling, and do a horizontal. (1,147 characters)

Photo of Hojaminbag
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into my Brooklyn Weiss glass provided to me for this occaision at a tasting. This is the batch brewed by Brooklyn Brewery.

Cloudly yellow body with a huge white, fluffy head with great retention and lacing. Very nice.

Nose is dominated by the typical Weiss smells, with bubble gum and bannana coming through. However, I do smell the Hops in the background.

Very nice brew. There is some bannana sweetness upfront, and then I taste some citrusy hops. Finishes with both a bubble gum taste and some piney hops. This alternating flavors could be my imagination, but that is what I taste. And I like it, very well balanced, very tastey. Wheat backbone is also noticeable.

Good mouthfeel for the style, and very drinkable.

An all around great beer that I will buy a few more bottles of for sure. (803 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a weizen glass)

A- This beer pours a crystal clear body with an orange hue that turns a hazy brown orange with the swirled second pour. There is a foam of dish water bubbles on top of a layer of off-white cream. The carbonation is strong with tiny bubbles that pop through the haze.

S- This smell of fresh green hop pellets has some soft wheat dough hints and yeast hints come through when the beer has warmed a bit.

T- The slightly sweet yeast flavor is mixed with a soft pilsner malt flavor. The finish is a full green snap hop with some faint watermelon qualities. As the beer warms there are light caramel malt notes with some fruity notes with white bread dough and bubble gum hints that compliment the hops well.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with no alcohol heat and a nice velvety fizz in the finish.

D- This beer has a great crisp hops flavor with a nice crisp wheat beer flavor. The wheat and yeast qualities are those great German Weizen flavors and complexities with a great fresh hop flavor. (1,027 characters)

Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one was MUCH better than the schneider version. Wow! What a great beer. Extremely complex and tasty.

Shared with a buddy of mine at Andys.

Poured into a weiss glass...

A- A gigantic fluffy white head on top of my weiss glass. Beautiful glowing golden yellow color with some cloudy points. Lacing was out and about as well.

S- I got a huge dosage of sweet tropical fruits here. Big ones for me were pineapple, grapefruit, apple, and melon. The yeast was evident in the nose as well.

T- Holy taste bomb! As previously stated, the fruits are there. Fairly large amount of spices as well (cloves, corriander, etc). The fresh hop taste really balanced this one out nicely. here was something different about this beer that I can;t put my finger on that gave it such a fresh and classy taste- possibly that yeast.

M- Carbonation bubbles provide the drinker with a tingly mouthfeel. This one is smooth and easy drinking.

D- So much flavor here, you cant help but keep taking sips. This was an awesome beer that I will be sure to look out for over and over. (1,062 characters)

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Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.