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Brooklyner Wheat Beer - Brooklyn Brewery

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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: vickersspitfire on 07-28-2012

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3.06/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours hazy yellow with no head

Smells like bananas

Tastes much less fruity than I expected but not necessarily in a bad way. The strongest flavor was clove and possibly cinnamon. Also pretty wheaty. There is a hint of fruitiness but not much. Some tartness.

Mouthfeel-Very slight carbonation

Overall-It was ok. Didn't blow me away but I wouldnt turn one down in the future.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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Photo of FLima
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber orange color with a relatively low head with short retention.
Nice and bold aroma of banana, honey, oranges, mild pine, yeast and white bread.
Initially spicy flavor that becomes yeasty with notes of cloves, oxidized oranges, bubblegum, some banana and bagels.
Medium body with low carbonation and a licorish sensation.
Very flavorful, though it could be a tad less sweet. Almost a liquid clove bubblegum or a yeast soup.

Photo of depechemode1983
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Cloudy, not much head.

S - Banana, clove, cinnamon spice. Peppery.

T - Clove come out more as well as cinnamon. Its pretty balanced overall.

M - Feels right. Medium bodied with a sorta bubbly carbonation.

O - Not a bad American interpretation. At 6 dollars is a steal.

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Photo of hoplover82
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy yellow color with a small to medium fleeting head.
The aroma is a typical german style hefe, mild bannanas and cloves, maybe a hint of noble hops. And yeasty bread aromas
The flavor is the same as aroma, nothing impressive imo
mouthfeel is creamy and light with a balnced finish
overall it's an ok beer, nice for the summertime for sure. nice to drink outside on a hot day

Photo of philbe311
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Just the slightest of crisp audibly fizzy bone white colored head that displays zero retention and quickly fizzes away leaving no lacing or collar in its wake... The color is a mix of pale gold and muted amber... There is a slight yet distinct haziness that permeates... From a side view there is a limited bit of micro bubbled carbonation towards the top of the glass... From the top view there is a good bit of carbonation rising and bursting through the surface..

S - A fairly bold nose for the stye... Loads of Belgian yeasty goodness... Fresh wheat... Some faint orange zest... A hint of bubble gum... Ripened bananas... Perhaps even a slight kiss of spiciness...

T - The boldness of the aroma serves as a bit of a misnomer when it comes to the rather pedestrian experience that awaits for the palate... The Belgian yeast i there... The wheat is there... The orange zest is there... The over-ripened banana and bubble gum is there as well... However the flavors don't seem to compliment one another as I would expect... There is a slightly cloying honey quality that lingers on the finish for a bit...

M - Medium bodied... A bit sticky... Not thick, but certainly thicker than expected for the style... Briskly carbonated...

D - A decent and certainly respectable American interruption of the Hefeweizen style... I have no real superlatives to offer, nor do I have any real complaints... A simple, satisfying, straight-forward offering that may find it's way back into my glass at some point next spring or summer...

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3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A muddy brown-yellow after swirling in the yeast. Head looks tight. Has a bleachy white color to it and some solidity to the retention. Maybe I should of used a weizen glass for this one.

A little more clove than banana, but both. Actually, a good dose of clove with wheat malts and a sweet fruity yeast element that crosses up the malty dryness. White bread notes are bigger than expected. Almost smells like damp white bread, with a hint of spiciness.

Smooth drinking. More of the clove, louder now. Lots of white bread and a hint of spice. Banana is here, too, but outmatched by the wheat grains. Has a nearly metallic and semi-bitter finish, uncharacteristic of a hefe. But, the swallow is fair. Lots of suspended muck, but the quality of the yeast used could be improved a bit. Faint bubble gum note. Carbonation is very mild and subdued, which allows the flavors to try to pull out and in-front. Pretty wet in the body; rather filled-out. Doesn't hurt in the way that it drinks so easily.

This is a beer that I'd like to get back to. A nothing-special kind of hefe with great drinkability and simple goodness in the mouth. The aroma outdoes itself in ways.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a very hazy orange amber color with a one finger white head. The head fades very rapidly leaving a trace level of foam on the top of the brew and almost no lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is quite heavy in a grainy wheat and banana smell. Along with these aromas are strong smells of yeast and spice. The spice is of coriander, nutmeg and clove with some lighter orange aromas mixed within. Overall the aroma is on the sweeter and wheatier side, but overall is quite nice.

Taste – The taste begins with a big bready and grainy wheat flavor. Mixed with these flavors is a strong banana taste as well as lots of yeast and spice. The spice, as the nose would have predicted, was mainly of clove and coriander, but these were rather light in comparison to the mix of wheat, banana and yeast. As the taste advances the wheat, while initially more grainy, gets smoother as the taste moves on further to the end. The banana sweetness remains relatively constant throughout the taste maintaining a nice level of sweetness throughout the whole taste with a bit of orange coming to the tongue more toward the end. In the end with the mix of flavors leaves a nice rather smooth wheat and citrus orange spiced flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the medium to slightly thicker side for a brew of only 5.1 % abv with a carbonation level that is on the average to slightly above average side. The chewier nature as well as moderate carbonation are rather nice for the wheaty flavors of the brew and nicely complimenting the yeast and spice flavors of the brew.

Overall – A tasty hefe with a good wheat, fruity, and yeasty flavor. Very drinkable and enjoyable.

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Brooklyner Wheat Beer from Brooklyn Brewery
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