Heinnieweisse Weissebier
Butternuts Beer & Ale

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Style:
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #682
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
79
Ranked #47,753
Avg:
3.45 | pDev: 16.52%
Reviews:
234
Ratings:
408
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Butternuts Beer & Ale
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
79
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Reviews by Ozzylizard:
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Can packaged (date illegible) at 40 degrees into weizen glass (But the 3 other beers in this mixed 12-pack were packaged on 5/21/14 and 5/22/14.)
Aroma of malt and yeast
Head large (5.5 cm), white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to a broken 3 mm layer
Lacing poor – few small islands with mostly small bubbles
Body light yellow, hazy
Flavor begins lightly sweet followed by a short burst of sourness (quite nice), some yeast phenolics, a little graininess; no alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, watery, soft carbonation.

Another pretty damn good beer from Butternuts, easily as good as any German weizen/hefeweizen, fantastic for the price point.

Jul 06, 2014
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DoubleJ from Wisconsin

3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I'm thirsty, and I found a Heinnie in the fridge. In this case, the beer is Heinieweisse, not Heineken. Out of a 12 ounce can, on to the beer:

A little hazy inside that body. Its color is like pale golden straw and many visible carbonation bubbles run through this beer. On top rests a soapy head which does retain well and leaves a few spots of lace. The aroma is mediocre. There are some watered down banana and clove notes, but it doesn't hit the crescendo that the German counterparts hit.

Heinnieweisse is unusual. It has the aspects of a watered down Bavarian hefeweizen and the added touch of tartness of a saison. I don't particularly love it or hate it, but at least the beer preserves an easy drinking aspect.

Nov 05, 2014
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geexploitation from Indiana

3.97/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, dirty gold with a head that is full initially before losing some of its brilliance. The nose is fairly heavy with lots of clove and other warming spices. Some honey-dipped banana rounds things out, with the overall impression being quite rich. On the palate, rather sweet with acidity coming through toward the end. Sharp spiciness at the beginning morphs into creamy spiciness toward the end. The finish is heavy and fruity. Mouthfeel is quite good -- substantial but not heavy, with some sharp and refreshing crispness mixed in. Overall, quite a nice hefe, especially from an American producer... and it comes in a can to boot!

May 23, 2008
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PatGreer from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +15.9%

Jul 20, 2013
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TheDeuce from New York

2.86/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Butternuts Heinnieweisse...nice name.

Appearance-golden yellow, rather clear, medium sized head, somewhat subdued for the smell.

Smell-nice bouquet of banana, grapefruit, cloves, etc. Very aromatic, impressive.

Taste/Mouthfeel-filtered hefe? Not good, cloying muddled taste, still getting the fruit with a light mix of alcohol and rash grain, tastes almost blended. Heavily carbonated, ok finish.

Drinkability-certainly light enough for lawnmower/day at the beach or golfcourse, but not my favorite.

Overall-started out great but filtered hefes suffer. Still will give credit for it being out of a can, but in my opinion the worst of this mixed Butternuts case. Cheers.

Jan 18, 2010
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GreenJetta912 from Pennsylvania

1.18/5  rDev -65.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Ok, I realize I graded this beer lower than my score for Keystone Ice but here's why:

Apperarace is way to light ever for the style. Dull, no depth to color at all. Way overcarbonated! Terrible head retention and lacing. Unfiltered therefore yeast at the bottom.

Smell is overbearing orange peel and not a lot else. obviously this is an orange peel/corriander wit.

Mouthfeel is god awful. taste fake and slightly buttery. leaves a weird coating on the mouth.

Taste: Way too much orange. can't perceive any hop character or wheat or corriander or anything but cider and orange. awful

Finish is buttery

Through out the beer there is unbalanced off-flavors and evidence of bad quality standards, possibly spoilage. As much as I hate myself for doing this, I had to dump it. It was undrinkable. So is the rest of the variety case.

I thought I had some bad wheat beers before, but its is far and away the worst and I don't think anything will take its place in a long time. These clowns are fly-by-night brewers!

Oct 22, 2011
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

2.55/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy, yellow body with a white head that fades away in mere seconds.

Smell: Heinnieweisser presents a curious, distressing nose of husky grains and Bavarian yeast. Regrettably, the strong graininess supersedes the lesser, more delicate notes of citrus and spice.

Taste: Wheat malt and some standard barley with an understated sweetness in the fore. It's a tad grainy, I must say. Mere hints of banana and lemony citrus. Faint floral, spicy hop character and bitterness. As it warms, the tad graininess expands into a strongly husky taste, like munching on some raw six-row. Finishes dry with a grainy astringency. A beer that requires a side of water.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: A sub par beer at best and a true travesty of a hefeweizen. I would be entirely remiss to recommend this one.

Jul 26, 2009
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buyBinboaVodka from New Jersey

3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a Weizen glass.

A - Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a slight orange hue. Huge head that melts slowly into a very small one. Lacing is very thick at first but also quickly dissappears.

S - Citrus floral grassy hops with some bread and spice smell. Some cloves, black pepper and lemon zest. Wheat is the dominant in the smell.

T - Bready, yeasty, warm baked wheat bread up front followed by spiced pepper and noticable hoppy bitterness.

M - Very light and thin, fits the style well. Some carbonation the leaves a slight bitter pepper spice in your mouth.

O - This a good beer to have on a nice hot summer day. I probably wont go out of my way to have it, but if it was there I would take it anyday over BMC products.

Jul 02, 2011
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hopdog from Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can.

Poured a medium and cloudy / murky yellow-golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of bananas, wheat, and some lemons. Tastes of stronger wheat with some bananas. The aromas were decent for a Hefe, but the tastes fell short and were on the weak side. Thinner body.

Jan 13, 2009
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bspain5 from New York

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Jun 07, 2012
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barknee from New York

4.03/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy and slightly menacing in appearance, this brew is a great New York state example of the heights of excellence that is being reached in brewing here in NY State. Having all the attributes of its European brethren, Heinnieweisse Weissebier makes an impressive first impression (is that repetitive? ;-) having that diagnostic Hefeweizen nose along with the lemony citric component that shines in the very best examples of this variety. This is excellence in a can and can be highly recommended for mass consumption!

Aug 17, 2010
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

pale yellow in color right from the can, with a short lived almost clear head, slight haze. I don't smell any of the traditional elements of hefe yeast, this is more of a Berliner Weiss to me, although lacking tartness and acidity, not real authentic at all. still its got some floral hops, some fruity notes of melon and lemon, and a super light wheat malt complexion that makes it a nice easy drinker in summer time. the wheat malt is almost too light, lacking a ton of flavor, but the interesting hop profile is allowed to stand out as a result, which might be a happy accident, but it works for me. good carbonation and plenty drinkable at under 5% abv. this is nowhere near the best stuff coming out of butternuts, but it does have some redeeming qualities, especially in hot weather. also good as a potential craft intro beer, as its flavors are mild and approachable to most.

Aug 05, 2013
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Seanibus from California

3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was pleasantly surprised. After a series of disappointments from this brewery, this beer turned out to be not too bad at all.

Pours hazy gold with a fluffy head (which collapses quickly to little lacing). The aroma is strong, spicy and wheaty, exactly as it should be. The flavor is smooth, and spicy, cardamom and ginger, perhaps a bit of cloves, and just a hint of lemon. The mouthfeel is round and robust, giving a little pleasant cling to the spicyness.

This is not the best Hefeweizen ever made, but it goes a long way toward redeeming Butternuts' otherwise undistinguished portfolio.

Oct 07, 2008
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BeerKangaroo from Alaska

2.84/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Into a pint glass (and a borrowed weizen, no change, thanx bth86):

A: murky light banana yellow body that gives a large two finger foamy white head that lasts for a good minute. Some very light bubbles move slowly up the sides of the glass. Light foamy lacing speckles the sides of the glass.

S: strong "esters" up front

T: same as the same, nothing else

M: medium, carbonation felt, banana aftertaste, sweet finish, sessionable

O: I'm starting to wonder if I should continue to try hefeweizens because I think I must bring down ratings as I still can't get into this style. I really don't think I would have this again.

Jul 30, 2012
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mmmbeer from Massachusetts

3.01/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can with no freshness date. It pours an opaque straw color, with lots of carbonation and a huge, frothy white head that leaves a few dots of lace. The aroma is a little spicy and musty, with orange pith, bread crust, and notes of wheat and yeast. Lots of flavor, with yeast, some hop flavor, and a touch of banana and clove, but it's a bit artificial, and there is a touch of plasticky/papery oxidation, which is odd considering the website chastises the imported bottled hefes due to the supposed prevalence of cardboard flavors found therein. Medium to light body, with ample carbonation, and a mild finish. It would be a lot better if it were fresher and not oxidized, but there are much better examples out there.

Feb 25, 2009
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bristei from Rhode Island

3.18/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from can to pint glass.

A: Thick haze, golden, large head that somewhat rapidly dimished, noticable carbination.

S: Horsey, strong, sour?

T: Mildly sweet, earthy

M: Strong attack, smooth lingering front of mouth coating, carbination apparent

O: Interesting take on a weisebier. More barnyard than typicaly would be expected with much less of the grain notes. Overall enjoyable but nothing to really write home about.

Jun 21, 2011
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plaid75 from New York

3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy medium copper hue with a 4 finger foamy head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell had faint hints of banana, clove and a unique candy sweeteness.

The taste was spicy and yeasty. A mild candy sweetness as well. A nice yeasty/wheat body.

The mouthfeel was crisp and clean. Very refreshing.

Other than being the best canned hefe around (haha), it is a pretty good American wheat beer. Not the best, but pretty good.

Jun 16, 2006
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BucannonXC5 from California

4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had in Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y., on July 1, 2012. Can into pint glass. Three fingers of head. Hazy straw color. Bubbly white lacing with no retention.

Smelled caramel, light chocolate, grapes and plums.

Tasted similar notes to the smell. Got grapes, plums, lemon wheat and sour yeast. Reminded me of a Saison or Farmhouse.

Light body. Slick texture. Above average carbonation. Smooth consistent finish.

Really enjoyed this beer. It was the first I tried of a 12-pack mix of four different beers from Butternuts Beer & Ale. Would love to try it again.

Jul 10, 2012
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ChuckD from New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. can from Shoreline - no dating on it, poured into a weizen. Fluffly, white lacing atop a cloudy yellow body. Make sure you give the can a few swirls towards the bottom. Thenose is semi sweet citrus - not much of the standard clove/banana aspect to be found. The taste verifies the smells. Tartlike fruityness, with a soft juicy malt balance. Hop character almost neglible. The feel is light and airy - nice carbonation. It finishes clean, organic.

Not your traditional hefe - however, a fine offering in the beloved can. The price is unbeatable. Perfect cooler beer.

May 17, 2007
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sansho from California

3/5  rDev -13%

Jul 24, 2012
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ommegangpbr from New York

4.13/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very pretty hazy, yellow color, with a thick, clumpy head. Almost looks like freshly squozen lemonade. In my weisse glass I can sculpt with that head. Good times
Smells like a hefe weizen should. Lots of wheat, lots of lemon, very hearty farmhouse ale stuff going on. The taste follows through where the odor leaves off. A solid, solid example of the style over all. Tasty and easy drinkin. I'd like to see what else this brewery comes up with. Plenty of potential here.

Mar 07, 2006
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acbe from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Jan 27, 2013
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droomyster from Virginia

3.22/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy gold with a medium white head that lasts no longer than the fizz on a Sprite. Smells like Franziskaner: bananas, cloves, and lots of yeastiness. Sadly, the taste isn't nearly as interesting as Butternuts' Moo Stout and Porkslap beers. Light wheaty sweentess with a slightly tart finish. Kinda bland. Light-medium body that feels too still on the tongue; needs more carbonation. Overall its alright but other Butternuts beers are better.

Jan 11, 2009
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IPAman89 from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +15.9%

Dec 08, 2011
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AltBock from Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lime green 12 oz. can that has a drawing of 2 barley stocks with a hop bud in the center. The side of the can has the barcode, Government warning, and the nutrition values. Good news! This beer only has 150 calories and 0 fat!

When poured into a Weizen glass, Heinnie is a bright and hazy golden lemon yellow with a big not massive head of white foam. The head of foam was a good 2 1/2 inches in height. This head of foam had pretty good retention that left behind a small white film and a streak or two of white lace.

The aroma was light and lemony with malted wheat, subtle butter popcorn, and a hint of caramel hiding in the background. It would have been better if it wasn't for the butter popcorn.

While the lemons controlled the aroma, this time the lemons had to share their time with the malted wheat. The taste was lightly sweet with malted wheat, lemons, a small touch of honey, citrus fruits, and a hint of dried citrus fruits at the finish. It was all about the malted wheat and lemons.

The mouthfeel was light and crispy, but this Hefe had an aftertaste of malted wheat and lemons. What can I say? This beer just loved the lemons and malted wheat.

Overall, it was a very refreshing Hefeweizen. I didn't have any problems drinking this one down. It was a nice little experience with a canned Hefeweizen.

Jul 02, 2008
Heinnieweisse Weissebier from Butternuts Beer & Ale
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 408 ratings