Brooklyner Wheat Beer - Brooklyn Brewery
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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev +9%
Appearance: Dark golden in color, with a moderate, persistent, fine-beaded off-white head, thick lacing, which rings the glass walls, and profuse, small, slow-rising carbonation.
Aroma: Prominent aroma of bread, cloves, ripe bananas and bubble gum, very appropriate to style.
Taste: Begins with a strong wave of wheat malt, and notable earthy yeast flavors. As well there are cloves and bananas, which present well against the wheat backbone. Finishes with a mild, lingering spiciness and an understated herbal hop presence.
Mouth feel: Smooth and full, very soft, quite pleasing.
Drinkability/notes: Very refreshing and drinkable, an excellent rendition of the style.
Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a Samuel Adams Boston Lager sensory glass.
07-03-2014 14:38:04 | More by Pegasus
3.45/5 rDev -6%
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.
04-12-2014 03:07:45 | More by FLima
3.78/5 rDev +3%
Bottle from the Wegmans Dewitt NY for $2
Appearance - Hazy yellow colour with an average size fizzy/frothy white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.
Smell - Breads/grains, clove, coriander, lemons
Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste breads, grains, and citrus juice/zest. There is also some clove/coriander and a bit of banana flavour.
Overall –A pretty textbook example of the style. Lots of typical flavours found in a hefe and a fitting mouthfeel with lots of carbonation. It does come off a little more heavy than refreshing, but still a good beer worth trying.
11-18-2013 01:12:56 | More by spinrsx
4/5 rDev +9%
12 ounce bottle into weizen glass, best before 11/2013. Pours very hazy golden amber color with a 2 finger foamy and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon, pear, banana, orange zest, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, floral, bubblegum, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, banana, orange peel, clove, wheat, bread, light pepper, floral, bubblegum, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Slight bready tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of banana, citrus, clove, wheat, bread, light pepper, bubblegum, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of malt and yeast ester flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and moderately creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice hefeweizen style! All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
10-11-2013 03:54:40 | More by superspak
3.58/5 rDev -2.5%
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...
08-20-2013 01:58:53 | More by philbe311
4.28/5 rDev +16.6%
Appearance - Hazy Orange with 1 finger head and decent carbonation.
Smell - Lots of banana, grassy notes and very authentic German scents you would find in the several World Class/Excellent rated Hefeweizens.
Taste - Excellent and Authentic German Hefeweizen crafted beer. Sweet and malty and smooth delivery. Very little hop presence as expected. A tad dry in the finish so for a light beer its quite flavorful but the dryness makes you want more to quench the thirst.
Mouthfeel - Very pleasant for the style.
Overall - One of the better made Hefeweizen I've had that is made here on the left side of the pond in the US. I highly recommend a trying one if your in the mood for a German Hef. and its on the menu our in your local bottle shop.
08-17-2013 21:43:03 | More by bubseymour
3.05/5 rDev -16.9%
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.
07-29-2013 04:27:47 | More by Brew_42
3.73/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
07-28-2013 01:24:38 | More by Darkmagus82
Brooklyner Wheat Beer from Brooklyn Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.