Heinnieweisse Weissebier | Butternuts Beer & Ale

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Butternuts Beer & Ale
New York, United States

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by John on 03-04-2006

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Reviews by dankjohn:
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.23/5  rDev -5%
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.

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Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

These guys were a big hit at the Holiday Valley Beer and Wine fest a few weeks back and this one fast became my father in laws favorite choice of beer.I wasnt all that impressed with the Pork Slap but Iam enjoying this one right now a bit more,poured a hazed lemonade color with a big blooming white head in my weiss glass.Pretty big aromas for a lighter style of beer very lemony and wheaty the clove shows up more and more as it warms very bold,the flavors are not as big as the nose but they are pleasant enough quite wheaty the lemon is much more subdued on the palate but is there a spicey/clovey elemant comes thru into the finish and it finishes nicely.a little light in the mouth but it adds to its drinkability,although I am not a huge fan of the style this is alot better than some German traditional styles in my mind.

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Photo of GameOfBeers
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.17/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My second canned offering from Butternuts. The Heinnieweisse pours from the green can into my tulip glass a wonderful cloudy golden yellow with a nice half inch of stark white bubbly foam on top. Aromas are vibrant with a nice sun dried wheat backbone and a blast of peppery/clove spiciness. Fruity tones with a helping of banana and a bit of bubblegum as well. It does draw me in.

First sip brings a creamed wheat maltiness that quickly flows into a nice clove spiciness. Light and fruity with banana flavor being the most apparent. A bit of bubblegum in the finish with a nice yeastiness. A tasty, refreshing hefe to be had here.

Mouthfeel is smooth with a nice creaminess and good body. A good summer quencher if I do say so myself. I'd love to have easy access to this as it'd be great to bring a six pack of cans to the beach or anywhere else glass is shunned. Butternuts has a winner with this one, I recommend picking some up if it's available to you. Thanks to plaid75 for sending this tasty hefe my way.

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Photo of bishopdc0
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The head on this thick and white, very lacy. The color is straw yellow very cloudy.

The smell is wheat malts, grainy with a slight banana sweetness.

The taste starts smooth with a yeast and slightly banana finish. The taste is full of wheat grains. The mouth is very smooth and light in bodied and very drinkable.

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Photo of TimoP
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Magister_Beav
1/5  rDev -70.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can, great idea to put a tasty summer/warm weather friendly brew in a packable/good travelling can. Pours cloudy medium pear juice in color, Initially a huge off white head, mellowing down to a tiny bubble film and leaving pleanty of fine, stringy long lasting lacing . Nice. Nose is the expected citric lemonyness and wheat malts, soft and pleasing on the old schnozola. More soft lemon on the palate as this fresh tasting brew slides over the tongue and around the mouth. Worthy wheat, ready to go to the beach in the cooler, or into the disc golf bag to enjoy during a warm weather round. Life is good!

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Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of mctizzz
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of livewire05
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden color, large amout of white head. Carbonation disappeared quickly.

Smell: Did not belive the other reviews, but it does smell like apple cider.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth and light bodied. Taste like an apple cider mixed with an adjuct lager. Not at all what I expected.

Overall: This beer is ok. If I wasn't hosting a beer tasting I would have not have gone and bought this, and more than likely will not buy it again.

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Photo of kingcrowing
2.65/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

1oz can poured into a chalice.

Pours a cloudy golden color with some very light white thin head. Nose is very wheaty and yeasty and light. Some spiciness.

Taste is very sharp and light it's not too much like a wheat beer though. Almost like a lager or something with a very light wheat character.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clouded golden body poured intomy Sierra Nevada hop tulip imperial pint glass. Nice thicket of large bubbled white head leaves fine speckled lacing. Aroma has a very citrusy layer with minimal banana/clove esters going on. Flavor is super heavy with the banana/clove esters, a citrus finish a kind of bitey a bit harsh in fact. I don't mind it though, still a nice experience overall, not a perfect German version but a hell of alot better than most breweries american pale wheats. Mouthfeel has a bit of dry yeast character amongst the citric tartness of the background it's a nice mix. Light bodied moderate carbonation, doesn't offend here. Again lacks effervescence of the German couterparts. Drinkability I'm glad I have six cans of each style, these beers will move out of my fridge much faster than the Philadelphia Brewing sampler that I still have a six pack of that won't leave my DBF.

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Photo of chinchill
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Butternuts Heinniewiesse Farmhouse ale
12oz. can served in pint glass

A - mildly cloudy light golden with moderate white head

T - moderate strength for style. Yeast, grain, ripe banana and lemony citrus. Balancing sour and sweet components. Good but subtle aftertaste

S - weissbier with yeast, citrus and noticeable hops. Not inviting.

M - light; smooth.

D - easy drinking. Good thirst quencher. Neither bold nor complex. An above average weissbier for those who do like a strong citrus component

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Photo of mocktm
3.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

From a can into a pint glass. Didn't notice when purchasing, but a sticker clinging to the inner sides of one of the cans marks a April, 2010 canning date. This Hefe is over a year old, not exactly ideal, but I'm going to run with it.

Two fingers of fizzy white head off the pour, which dissipates rather quickly. I'm left with a flimsy film floating atop the hazy light orange colored beer. Some spotty lacing is there, but for a hefe, this is weak. Maybe it's the age, but this is nowhere near what is customary.

Citric tartness on the nose: lemon, lime, and orange peel. Some banana notes as well, but the spiciness is noticeably absent. Wheat backbone is present, but again, I feel that age has gotten the better of this one.

First and foremost, this tastes like some serious wheat. Notes of banana, lemon and apple are also detectable, producing a slight sour twang in the finish. Again though, nothing as far as spices go.

Creaminess on this Hefe is minimal, giving way to a mostly watery body. Combined with poor carbonation, this just falls dismally short for the style.

Maybe this wasn't a fair review, given the beer's age, but consider me unimpressed. Given that I also didn't care for their IPA fresh, I don't even know if I'll bother tracking down a fresher batch of this.

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Photo of glid02
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from a mixed 12-pack purchased from Hop City in Atlanta.

Pours a hazy lemon-yellow color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving light lacing.

Smells of citrus - lemon mostly but hints of orange - with husky malts.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though it's a bit sweeter than the nose would indicate. Husky malt flavors up front segue into good amounts of mildly tart lemon flavors that carry through to a nondescript ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It has a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I finished the can without much problem and could have another.

Overall this was probably my favorite offering from the Butternuts mixed 12-pack, although it's not necessarily a beer I'd seek out again. Take from that what you will about the brewery.

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Photo of pwoods
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at The Vintage Cellar, poured into a weizen glass

A: Pretty standard straw yellow but with little yeast hazing. Modest head with little retention and good lacing.

S: Decent amount of banana with a small hint of bubble gum in the back. Light wheat makes up the rest.

T/M: Decent wheat base with more of the banana with a touch of clove and spice. That's basically it. Straight forward but no thrills. Medium to light body and a bit short in the carbonation.

D: Low abv and drinkable. Too many good wheats out there, though.

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Photo of acurtis
3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Brenden
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Notes from my NY vacation. This beer was from Kraig's Kegs and enjoyed on 7/4/11.

This beer is every bit as hazy as it should be and a very pale yellow with a deeper tint toward the center of it. The head is bone-white, initially one finger or so but fading somewhat quickly to foam with very little spotty lacing.
The aroma offers wheat with an interesting sweet/tangy tinge that's got an almost medicinal quality to it. I'm confused about this being a hefeweizen. Bad can maybe? It's not bad, but the banana and clove really aren't coming through well.
The taste is the same as the aroma with a mainly wheat and yeast component along with the sweet/tangy interplay. There's a note of sulfur almost as an afterthought in the finish.
I'm going to review as I taste it only because it's not an old can; if there's something wrong, the brewery canned it this way.
The body is light to medium, a bit crisp but offering a smoothness that fills the mouth. It's certainly briskly carbonated.
There may have been something off, not because it's particularly bad but because there is some off aroma/flavor and a lack of hefeweizen character, but it was a new can. I'd like to try it again.

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Photo of Dirksen
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of dacrza1
2.47/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Situation: celebrating a well-destroyed shower stall-die mold...
Glassware: Hoegaarden tumbler...
Appearance: dish foamy, bubbly white head thins to a line; cloudy, unfiltered golden orange body...
Aroma: slick lemony aroma; light clove qand almost orange citric hints--a bit light...
Palate: fizzy orange juice-like approach; effervescent on the tongue; very light bodied...
Taste: the lemon zest and orange citrus almost approximate a flattened Orange Crush; refreshing like soda, but just as gasseous and unsubstantial...
Overall: syrup-flavored weisse--and I hope I am not missing something, because these gents put together quite a fun website--that has a fin, gimmicky name but not as much of a presence or pleasure; too soft and undetailed, with the wheat malt lacking substance...

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Photo of ManMoosePig
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.17/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. can

A murky haze of gold with a high, creamy, solid white head, lazy dissipation with lace.

The aroma is really very nice with honey covered wheat, cloves, garden greens, very herbal with a creamy effect and bright fruits.

The yeast packs a really flavorful punch with banana and cloves, green garden hops underneath, a wicked creamy mouthfeel with a crispy first sip...very nice feel. Complex for a wheat beer.

A really fine wheat beer here! in the can so it can go on more adventures than a bottle!

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