Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse - Brooklyn Brewery

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Reviews: 304
Hads: 429
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 Georgiabeer
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this version on tap at the BSP in Decatur, GA a while ago (Thanks Dave!). I liked this version quite a bit more than the bottled Schneider version, but both had their points. Overall I felt that this version had a yeasty tang with more banana and clove that I loved. The Scneider version was dryer and less fruity with more of a coriander accent. This one poured a hazy orange golden with a good fluffy head initially that faded to a cap. Decent lacing. The smell is winey, with banana andd tangy yeast esters. A touch of dry spiciness on the finish. The taste is mellow and smooth with banana foremost, then honeyed malt, a bit of earthy hops, tangy yeast, and some clove to round it out. Mouthfeel is smooth, tangy, and zippy- just a delight to drink. (757 characters)

Photo of BBM
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is certainly an interesting concoction. Poured on tap at BoBBiQue in Patchogue NY. It pours out a completely opaque, bright yellow with a tight white head atop the brew. The aroma was pineapple and bubblegum, with maybe some hints of spices. Very pleasing to both senses.

The taste is where things really get interesting. It's a spiced-up, hopped-up hefeweizen, which makes it not only unique, but a bit overwhelming. I found the spice profile mixed with the hops gave off a basil-esque flavor up front. This isn't a bad thing, just a bit jarring. That was followed by a very mild sweet banana taste, and then back to a somewhat bitter finish. There's also a hint of the alcohol as it warms. There's so much going on here that it's hard not to appreciate it. Mouthfeel is carbonated perfectly and medium-bodied. I'd call this one cautiously drinkable.

I love where this beer is going, and I love the take on the style. It's remains so dynamic throughout the entire session, that if it were only refined a bit more, it would be an all-time great. But it's still a stellar brew. (1,085 characters)

Photo of canfielder
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I had this beer on tap at the Brooklyn Brewery. It was excellent, essentially a amped up heffen weisse. I don;t think its possible to find this anywhere but the tasting room at the Brooklyn Brewery, but if you have a chance to try it, make sure you do. (252 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)

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