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Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse - Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-WeisseBrooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse

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Ratings: 412
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.29%

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Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-18-2007)
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Photo of Bung

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tap at Macs Steel Creek.
Lightly cloudy gold pour. Just a ring of white bubbles.

Aroma, caramel, malt some spicey grain.

Taste starts with some malty caramel. Light apple, caramel covered apple and a grassiness. Clove, allspice, banana some nice herbal hops.
Less overbearing banana and clove, which is what usually turns me off to wheats and wheat bocks. This was really enjoyable.

Lighter side of medium. Lively carbonation keeps this from being sticky. Goes down like a regular wheat even though it is 8.5%.

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2011 18:37:32 | More by Bung
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New York

4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

07 Hopfen-Weisse on tap at the Gate for the Brooklyn evening. Had remembered hearing good things about this beer, so I made it my first stop. An almost clear dark yellow pour with a little bit of haze. Very sexy looking. Smells of sweet wheat, clove, and a bit of background citrus. Really nice. I suppose the banana had faded all out of it, which meant my lady actually got to enjoy it.

Flavor started out with a little bitterness and a burst of bright sweet wheat with a bit of lemon, followed by a wave of clove and a little pine and orange hop flavor. It was really well-integrated, smooth, very easy drinking and enjoyable. Excellent work all around.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2011 21:26:11 | More by dragonWhale
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4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-pours a hazed golden orange with tons of slightly off white bubbly head.

S-the nose is quite big, wheat up front with notes of banana and clove, tons of hops take over, lots of juicy citrus, plenty of fresh orange and some tangerine, a peppery spice is light in the back.

T-the wheat is again light, hints of grain, notes of banana and a touch of bubblegum blend with tons of citrus oranges and tangeries, very juicy, slighlty more peppery in the back, white pepper, with hints of spicy alcohol and a light hop bitterness in the finish.

M-medium body and a little grainy and rough on the palate with an agressive carbonation the gives it a crisp finish with just a hint of driness.

D-well balanced, huge hop presence, this is an interesting take on a weizenbock that drinks more like a hopped up imperial hefeweizen. tasty treat!

Serving type: on-tap

09-23-2010 00:19:30 | More by cpetrone84
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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this on tap at the Map Room...Medium honey gold, very hazy. Light white head, not much retention or lacing...The aroma is light mostly wheat, a bit of alcohol...The taste is way way to sweet, makes it really hard to drink a lot of this. Tons of sweet honey, just sweet in general, way to much. The feel is ok, hard to drink a whole glass of this.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2010 03:34:59 | More by jrallen34
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4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this on tap at The Publican in Chicago. Great Place.

My draft service came with a creamy white heat with tiny bubbles and decent retention. The beer was a cloudy yet bright orange color. The entire beer reminded me of a creamsicle. There was a good deal of lacing left behind as the beer was consumed.

Aroma was really interesting and the first hint of what was to come. Floral, citrus hope dominated but there was certainly the telltale signs of a Heffe.. Slight clove/spice and a touch of banana..

The flavor was also very interesting. What I found interesting is that in the aroma the hops hit first. And the Heffe qualities trailed behind. In the taste it was the exact opposite. First you god some classic Heffe flavors. Banana, slightly bready, some spice...then all of a sudden you are hit with some juicy citrus like hop flavors and bitterness. There is some sweetness, but this is cut by the surprising hop finish. Really quite unique.

Mouth feel was mostly creamy and the body was still fairly light. Not quite delicate.

I found this to be very drinkable and quite refreshing. Great effort here.

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2009 10:33:08 | More by Reagan1984
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4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served up vom Fass at the Brick Store Pub in Decatur, GA. Delivered in a branded half-liter Brooklyner-Schneider weizen glass.

Cloudy deep gold in color, with a thick and creamy white crown of foam that fades away a little more quickly than expected, but leaving behind some nice trailing rings of lace on the glass.

Aroma is a huge surprise when going into the brew with any expectation of a nose of Hefe spiciness. Instead, a powerful and wonderful mass of American-variety hops envigorates the senses, with a citrusy, flowery fragrance, having notes of grapefruit, orange, apricot, mango, and lemon peel, with just a slight underpinning of banana-and-clove spiciness being barely detectable.

Fairly thick and big-bodied for a Weizen, though not when considering this falls into the realm of a Helles Weizenbock; the golden color and bright fragrance is deceiving. The Hefeweizen yeast character is much more evident on the palate, with the standard banana notes and clove spiciness merging with an opening slight malt sweetness. The hops become evident in the middle with a hint of grapefruitiness that melds well with the yeast character, and things finish with a big hit of clove and a mild, sharp, refreshing dryness and twang with a touch of sweetness.

Quite drinkable and extremely intriguing, but with such a huge (though perfectly-masked) alcohol presence, these can't go down quite as easily as traditional Weizens. One hell of a collaboration, though, and nothing less than expected from two such spectacular brewmasters as Garrett Oliver and Hans-Peter Drexler.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2009 20:03:00 | More by superdedooperboy
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4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draught into Weizen glass.

Pours hazy gold with a big, beautiful, long lasting white head. lacing persists throughout the glass.

Aroma is bright and citrusy, a bit of banana, some clove.

Flavor is sweet, crisp wheat, big banana, with citrus hops coming out as the flavors progress. Finish is hoppy, lots of citrus, bitter but not overly so.

Well balanced, American IPA of the Hefe world. Excellent beer, well conceptualized and well executed, though I always have a hard time drink a large amount of really big imperial-hefe-type beers.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2009 23:57:55 | More by JohnQVegas
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4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft at Dilly Deli.

Poured an hazy dark orange color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing.

Heavy sour citrus, banana and clove and alcohol aroma.

Medium body with a dry sticky texture.

Heavy balanced bittersweet flavor with a medium spicy bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

Solid drinkable beer and a standout for style.

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2009 14:17:48 | More by tmoneyba
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3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap.

Poured a deeper and cloudy yellow color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of bananas, cloves & other spices, light citrus, and vanilla. Tastes of bananas, cloves, fruity, and citrus. Some lacing left on the glass.

Notes from: 10/12/07.

Serving type: on-tap

01-07-2009 19:05:52 | More by hopdog
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3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the Belgian Cafe in Philadelphia, PA.

Golden orange/yellow with a nice sized white head. Aroma of banana and citrus. Very smooth crisp drinking beer in which the abv is excellently masked. Tastes of banana, lemon, grapefruit and other citrus fruits. Overall a nicely balanced tasty beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-01-2008 08:38:49 | More by corby112
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New Jersey

4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From notes when this was tapped in my basement last fall. I love hoppy beers. I love wheat beers. I was really looking forward to trying this one. Poured a cloudy orangey-gold with a beautiful white head into my Schneider-Brooklyner weisse glass (Thanks Yen157!). Smell and taste of wheat, yeast, banana, clove, citrus, pine. Yep - a hoppy wheat beer indeed. Excellent carbonation for this medium-bodied, easy drinking brew. Great collaboration between Brooklyn and Schneider. I do prefer the Brooklyn version much better. The hops are much more citrusy, while the Scheinder version finishes with a spicy hoppiness. I have tried the bottled version as well. Just as good as the original draft-only version, but much more expensive. $9.99/750ml bottle vs $60 for a sixtel.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2008 15:25:46 | More by BeerFan
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3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a bit ago at BSP.

A - cloudy golden body with a pretty substantial head

S - citrusy hop aromas are present as well as sweet malt and hints of yeast

T - the hoppiness and its associated citrus and flavors definitely come through and dominate in some ways. The maltiness is there, but the hops seem to take precedence

M - light-medium body with pretty good carbonation

D - drinkability is pretty good. I'm a hop kind of guy (who isn't these days), so I enjoyed that and the beer does a good job of hiding the ABV. Could probably drink 2-3.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2008 18:23:18 | More by ruckzuck
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4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Brickstore Pub in Decatur, GA. Arrives with a nice 1" foamy head, yellow as lemonade and cloudy. Smell of wheat and grass and lemons and citrus - very interesting aroma. First taste is something special - you get the hef up front, nice wheats and clove and smooth, then BANG the hops arrive, sit in the back, relax. Very interesting concept to put just a slight bit of the bitterness and citrus component from a hoppy beer into a smooth balanced hef. Very smooth, creamy mouth-feel, surprising that its a 7% alcohol. You could get in trouble with a few of these. Overall, a very nice, very different beer experience.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2008 13:17:30 | More by cktison
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New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

had this at The Shepherd and the Knucklehead on a Brooklyn Brewery promotion night.
Poured a golden yellow color with a nice thick white head. it smelled friuty and very hoppy with hints of alcohol. very lite on the palate with good carbonation. it went down smooth and for a hoppy beer i really like this one.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2008 23:53:47 | More by Paul68
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4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at the Ginger Man on Washington Street in South Norwalk, Connecticut.

A- Deep golden color, with a thick white head.

S- Sweet with vanilla, fruit, and flower aromas coming off.

T- Easy, light, slightly sweet, slightly spicy, incredibly pleasant overall, this beer is awesome. Great beer from the team at Brooklyn and Schneider together.

MF- Very clean and crisp, very nice.

D- This beer is very good, glad that it appears to always be on tap at Ginger Man. I typically always have one whenever I go to Ginger Man. I had no idea until tonight that the ABV was 7.8%, it is such an easy drink, I figured that it was 6.0% abv at highest.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2008 01:45:59 | More by mltobin
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New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(From notes)
Had this on tap at the Ginger Man in Norwalk, CT

Arrived at my table in a beautiful weizen glass. Appeared a golden yellow, very hazy...it almost looked like it had pulp. Big white head had faded a bit by the time I laid my eyes on it, but from the lace on the glass, it was a full two fingers (maybe three).

Wow, a beautiful hop palate. Smells of orange, banana, lemon, pine and grapefruit. Doughy yeast and light ester were also evident. A very interesting smell to a weizen, like nothing I have ever heard of or tasted.

The hops really hit you and then lead way to a very clean malt presence. The taste really mimics the smell, except the citrus is more evident than the pine. Good balance of bittering hops and aromatic hops.

Very light and crisp. Dances on the tongue. Very, very smooth. Drinkability is fantastic. Very close to perfect.

This was a great collaboration and I enjoyed every minute of it. I can't wait to have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2008 03:32:53 | More by ColForbinBC
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at American Flatbread.

Color: Orange/light amber color with a frothy head.

Aroma: Floral, hoppy with a bit of spice in the nose. A hint of wheat as well. Smooth.

Taste: Floral and hoppy, fruity with a nice wheat bite. Finishes dry. Seems very drinkable.

Verdict: I love the floralness of this beer. It's a nice, warming beer that makes me long for the summer and the taste of hefeweizens and IPAs. A pleasant surprise and well worth what I paid for it.

Serving type: on-tap

01-26-2008 00:58:09 | More by Brad007
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4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: In a standard pint glass, big fluffy white head shows nice retention and good lacing. The beer is a moderately hazy golden color.

s: First up is the great, floral and herbal dry-hopped aroma...very unique for a wheat. Clean wheat and pilsner malt aromas with notes of clove, doughy yeast, and light ester.

m: smooth, higher carbonation and a light to medium body

t: Great. Floral and tropical hop flavors carried on a backbone of clean malts. Some light dough flavors from the yeast, with a gentle clove presence. Perfect bitterness in the finish.

d: would be awesome on a hot day, unbelievably drinkable for the abv

on-tap at Tyler's Carrboro...I'm not really holding this one to the weizenbock style when reviewing, as it kinda crosses the lines of a few styles

Serving type: on-tap

01-17-2008 20:08:27 | More by blackie
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4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - this weizenbock arrives at my table a hazy dark yellow with a pure white rocky head that laces to a rima after a minute or two

S - an explosive aroma of clove, coriander, orange peel and wheat, spice-wheat bomb of an aroma, incredible

T - the taste is like that of the aroma, only better, the clove, corainder, orange peel, and wheatiness, with the addition of some ginger, banana and even some style fitting bubble gum, what a complex and layered flavor, damn good

M&D - complex, so much so its nearly confusing, definitely demands your attention when you try it, you almost don't want to swallow each gulp it tastes so damn good, well done Garrett and Brooklyn

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2008 04:19:25 | More by sinstaineddemon
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North Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A glowing draft pour of murky orange that seems to glow from within. A craggy white head forms stiff peaks as it slowly melts into a steady veil.

Intense aromas of ripe banana, bubblegum, clove, and white pepper give way to wheaty undertones and light herbs. The alcohol aroma is warming and expected.

The flavor is huge for this style! Massive banana and clove with the distinctive flavor of those yellow (banana flavored?) bubblegum cigars you see in old-timey general stores. The finish dries with biting white pepper and grassy, herbal hops. One of the most complex Weizenbocks I've sampled.

Body is medium, perfectly carbonated and very creamy and wheaty-slick. Easy to drink but two had me buzzzzed. Totally kick-ass beer!

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2007 23:19:50 | More by AlexJ
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New York

4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Glad to try this one over the course of about 7-10 days on tap at the Blind Tiger in down town NYC. This "made in Brooklyn, NY" version, poured cloudy, slighty yellowy light amber, under a near white head, that was somewhat loose and leaves middle of the road lacing. yeasty, wheaty, hoppy brew, a fine combination IMHO. Pineapple hop notes shine through, making this another, interesting and complex offering from Bklyn. and Schneider. Gotta love it when world class and innovative brewers team up to create envelope pushing beers. Seek out and enjoy.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2007 11:39:58 | More by Billolick
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4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I have had this brew both from the bottle and off the tap, so here I will be reviewing the draft version as it is slightly different.

A cloudy beer with orange hue and an even head of foam, this beer gets better as the experience deepens. Upon first whiff you may recognize all the familiar symptoms of a weiss: cloves, bananas and other ester smells will meet your nose, but don't let the first smell fool you--there is a lot of depth to this beer so keep on whiffing throughout the experience (you'll thank me later). A notable scent to pick up on is strawberry; see if you can see where I'm coming from.

The first sips are an explosion on the palate, so it takes a couple of minutes to warm up to you. Speaking of warming up, this beer can be enjoyed at many temperatures. Cold serving allows the hops to come forward, while warmer temperatures will allow the deep and complex malts to display their talents. No matter what temperature you drink it, the bright, fruity aspects of this beer will tickle your senses and excite your imagination.

The beer finishes nicely, with a faint reminder of all the flavors you've experienced, topped off with the flavor of cheesecake (the kind with graham cracker crust) and strawberry's on top.

I never thought I would find myself eating a homemade P.B. & J and my local pub, but it has quickly become a favorite pairing of mine. It works perfectly, especially if you have the luxury of apple bread. This hopfen-weisse is also a good match for cornbread.

This is a top flight beer produced by masters of the craft. I suggest it to everyone.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2007 17:52:50 | More by ajbogs
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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
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3.58/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The aroma has a good blast of yeast and hot alcohol. Lots of lemon and citrus too with hints of meringue. The body is a cloudy yellow with a fluffy two finger thick white head. Lemon, hot alcohol, black pepper, clove, yeast and a somewhat piney hop presence. Not a huge fan, but it is interesting.

Serving type: on-tap

10-28-2007 01:08:47 | More by Jredner
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New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer on tap at the Stirling Hotel in Stirling, NJ. (A great place) Poured a wonderfully rich yellow color. It was cloudy with a half inch of creamy white head. Nice lacing with this beer. Smelled of rich hops. Nice citrus undertones. Reminds me of orange rine. Soft hops are present from the front to back palate. If I had to guess I would say that if was a wet hopped beer. Very long finish with hints of grapefruit and lemon.

Moderate carbonation with a really nice, creamy mouthfeel. The creaminess reminds me of Dog Fish Head 120 Minute...at a fraction of the price.

I love this beer, but I prefer the German version.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2007 02:07:25 | More by brantadid
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Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse from Brooklyn Brewery
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