Heinnieweisse Weissebier | Butternuts Beer & Ale

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Heinnieweisse WeissebierHeinnieweisse Weissebier

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Butternuts Beer & Ale
New York, United States

Style: 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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Photo of GreenJetta912
1.18/5  rDev -66.1%
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!

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Photo of beethousand
1.41/5  rDev -59.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Had this out of a can.

Something must have happened to the beer, because the nose smelled of over ripe fruit and corn, the body was mostly corn/DMS and graininess, and the ending was mainly cider-like. And the rest of the sixpack was pretty much the same. Sorry to rank this beer so low, but between brewery and my mouth, something terrible and tragic occured that left this beer a shell of what it could've been...

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Photo of mikeg67
1.66/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Pours hazy orange with a small, lasting white head, fine lacing and lovely carbonation. Aroma is yeast, bubble gum and Champaign. Medium, sharp body. Flavor is some bread, banana and spices. Strong off sour notes makes it difficult to drink. Definitely I will skip this one next time.

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Photo of horshack7
2.11/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Appearance: Golden and hazy and a head around one inch high that is lightly foamy.

Aroma: Light grassy, clove, banana a little bit of spice in the back end.

Taste: Very light bodied, semi crisp mouthfeel, banana, light clove, grassy.

Notes: Not too much to this one it's rather lighter than most Hefeweizens decently drinkable could be good on a hot day but that's about it. Cheers.

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Photo of mtpint
2.25/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

cloudy, yellow/gold body, nice white head that fizzes out.

pleasant, mild citrus, but typical aroma of a wheat beer.

the taste is interesting. there is an initial sour note that lingers, and is accompanied by a nice wheat and ester flavor in the after taste. it remains tart on the back edges of the tongue but the wheat flavors stay on the palate...odd, but by far the best offering from their mix 12er. However, I will not buy again.

*edit 4/17: A week later and I have had no desire to drink the two remaining cans. The sour/tart flavor is quite unpleasant by the end of a glass/can, as it really sticks(like sticky) on the palate. but still the best of the mix pack...

now, i feel compelled to mention the website. after reading their description of this beer i was ready to hate it. this is why:

"Traditional Hefeweisen from Germany usually taste like cardboard because by the time you drink them, they're not fresh any more. Chuck brews Heinnieweisse with Bavarian yeast and 67% wheat grist approximately 5000 mile closer to your mouth than Germany giving it a rich, fully fresh palate...At 4.9%abv you'll taste the effervescent, sweet yet tart freshness that no farty old German can boast..."

first of all, beer does not have a palate, human beings do...im rant verging, so i must stop typing....Germans!?!?You call yourself a brewer and your bad mouthing Germans?!?!?!?!

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Photo of wagenvolks
2.28/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz can courtesy of indiapaleale. Loud "PSSHHHH" as the can is cracked; served in a beer mug.

Pours a hazy golden-corn color with only a slight haze. Scratch that--just poured the last two ounces from the can & this is a cloudy beast of a canned Hefeweizen. Lots of carbonation fuels an eggshell white head that retains well and leaves minimal lacing. Sweet aroma with some DMS and fruit cocktail (peach, tangerine and pear syrup). Traces of mineral water in the background with a light hopping. So far so good.

First sip and OH GOD...yep, that's an infected ale. A sour, over-carbonated mess greets the palate, with an iron off-flavor that leaves an aftertaste of blood. Almost all semblance of the Hefeweizen background is completely erased by sour malts and vinegar. Body is fizzy and dry, with a terrible finish of bloated effervescence. First drainpour I've had in a while...big pass. Still, thanks to indiapaleale for allowing me to try this. Hopefully the other two Butternuts cans in my fridge will be better than this hot mess of a "Hefe".

{Edit: Just realized the "Hefeweizen" category is most likely incorrect; this should be classified as a Berliner(?) Weissbier. Scores adjusted accordingly...but still largely unpalatable}

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Photo of mightymalt97
2.36/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

I admit I dislike most hefewiezen and this one is no different but from what I can tell this
meets what a hefe is . acidic banana clove
wheaty flavor is on the mark it just not special
its avg. Sam adams or dundees is far superior to this stuff. this is substandard to me.

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Photo of thecheapies
2.41/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Keeping up with the Hefeweizen project, I picked up an oddball today. Butternuts Heinnieweisse in a green 12oz can. Got my Penn Weizen glass ready to go.

It was easy to swirl a can to properly pour this hefe. The yeast poured in alright, accompanied by some rust-colored floaties, a few of which even settled on the head of the beer. Mucky, dirty lemonade color--a little darker even. The head was once 3/4" high, but has settled too. Lots of suspended sediment. 3.5

Definitely some solventy off-aromas. There are some cloves and suggested banana that borders on Runts candy artificial. Wheat malts are extra tangy in the nose and a little creamy. A little tinny, as well. 2.5

Tastes just like it smells. Clove spice notes are over-the-top, artificial banana is not very tasty, and that strange solvent flavor is very active in the taste. I'm also going to have to say that the wheat malts aren't particularly clean either. This is just a mess. 2.0

Feels just fine. Smooth-bodied with appropriate carbonation for the style. 4.0

A butchered hefe. Attenuated, messed-up, and a labor to finish. Stay away. 2.0

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Photo of BeefyMee
2.42/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Looks good, very pale, dense and hazy, but suffers a dropoff once you tilt the glass. Some typical hefeweizen characteristics like banana are present but the taste is too tangy and astringent. Mouthfeel is satisfying in that it's somewhat substantial. Drinkability is not bad but is ultimately brought down by the sub par flavor and aroma.

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Photo of dacrza1
2.47/5  rDev -29%
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 smakawhat
2.53/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the can into a wheat ale glass.

An extremely pale and straw yellow, with some cola large bubbles in the body sticking to the glass, slightly cloudy. Soapy head sticks around for only a little while, bone white.

Nose is obvious diacetyl, movie theatre popcorn butter totally, faint lemon and crisp behind it. Clean smelling.

Something really weird on this for the palate. A real gaseous and carbon dioxide blast hits, then giving to a buttery palate. Finish feels like an almost sour grain and wheat. Soda pop and watery mouthfeel.

Overall not really enjoying this, going to pass on this one.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.55/5  rDev -26.7%
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.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
2.57/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a can and served in a weisse vase, the beer is a light, hazy, pale yellow coloring that is almost opaque, with a slight tinge of gold in the absolute depths. Only a thin ring of film around the glass, and a sparse, filmy cover across the top. Aromas are toasty, with a cereal and lemony blend, very slight clove spicing, and a buttery undertone. Flavors are watery and sharp, on a thin, extremely light body. The carbonation combines with the thinness of the brew to make it a tough drink. Flavors are slightly buttery, with a minimal clove spicing and some very subtle toasted characteristics. Flavors are very mild. The aftertaste is minimal, with some of the buttery sweetness, as well as a bit of the citrus sweet and tart. The finish is quick, and really nondescript. The beer really is off your palate before you can truly register what it is you're tasting.

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Photo of Vendetta
2.59/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a bit more bright than other hefes. Big, foamy, bubbly head that is gone within minutes. Thing, watery lacing that dissipates rather quickly. The bright color brings me back to the grossness of that fruity pebble Leinenkugel brew, but aside from that there's nothing much wrong with the hue. Just different. The head and lacing is sorely lacking for a hefeweizen, though.

Smells very yeasty, some sourness in the background and a hint of citrus.

There's a really strong tart, sour taste presented by the lemony citrus in this brew. It dominates most of the taste. Let me make it clear that tart citrus is not at all my thing. That being said, I can recognize the value of this brew but it's not one of my favorites.

There's a bit of overcarbonation here but nothing too drastic. Mouth feel is pretty standard, medium-bodied hefe.

This one is worth trying but not all that great.

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Photo of thecarster1
2.61/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

a- can poured into a weizen glass, aggressive pour leaves two plus fingers that fade slowly leaving a trailing of head and lace, hazy honey.

s- alot of nose here, very sweet for a weiss, banana, clove, candi sugar, and yeast dominate, just a bit too sweet off the bat for me.

t- echos nose, all a bit muted though, there is an interesting kinda soapy quality here that is certainly not typical. i'm also getting more sweetness here than i like to have in my hefes.

m- medium body, coating.

d- yes drinkable, go to again? no, i picked up the butternuts variety pack which was very reasonably priced, but now i have five of these left to drink unfortunately.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
2.61/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz can served in a weizen glass.

Cloudy yellow color with a white head that thinned to a layer that was revived with a swirl of the glass, not much in the way of lacing.
Initial smell reminded me of a rubber wheel, second whiff I got a lot of grain and a bit of lemon zest.
Grainy taste, there is a slight touch of bitterness here, but it doesn't really help things out.
A bit on the thin side, but the carbonation is good.
Drinkability may be improved in certain situations, ie: camping, hiking, boating or beach.

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Photo of thaichile
2.63/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy goldish yellow with a fairly decent head. Nose is sour, wet/musty hay. Flavor is dominated by sour notes which overwhelms the futile attempts of the banana to rise and be noticed. It’s there, just incarcerated by the sour citric police. Not the best for sure. Thanks to dherling for the can.

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Photo of kingcrowing
2.65/5  rDev -23.9%
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 Theheroguy
2.66/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I was really disappointed with this one.

Pale straw in color with decent carbonation

The smell was one of overpowering clove, I couldn't get a hint of banana or anything else.

The taste was clove like and bland.

Nothing about this beer made me want to drink it again.

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Photo of beertunes
2.68/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into straight pint glass. Typical appearing weisse, cloudy strawish-yellow. The usual aromas are not as upfront as with some of the style. The flavors mirror the aromas. I've had weisse beers with less pronounced flavoring, but this is below average in my experience. Decent mouthfeel but lacking the satisfying fullness usually present. Drinkability is fine, goes down smooth. All-around decent example of the style, if this was near and I was in the mood, I would drink it, but I wouldn't search it out

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Photo of mymrnngjckt
2.73/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked up mixed case of Butternuts products at the Beer Yard in Wayne, PA.

The appearance is nice golden color with no head at all.

The smell was citrusy with no hope or spice smell at all.

The taste was light with hardly any carbonation. Since this is an all malt hefe, there was no crispness to the taste either. You could really taste the malt.

The lack of carbonation give a bland mouthfeel.

It was drinkable but I was unimpressed as a whole. Much better domestic heffes out there.

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Photo of surprenant1138
2.73/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a lightbgoldenbhazy amber with a half inch of creamy white head, with decent lacing. Aroma is of yeast, maybe with some grass and lemons. Mouthfeel is light with medium-high carbonations. Taste is very yeasty, with some hops and maybe lemon peels. A good amount of spuc is detected. This is not at all a pale ale I would really go back to.

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Photo of JunkYardJake
2.75/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz can to weizen glass.
Average looking hefe with a big white head. Straw colored and a little cloudy. Palate is tart and malty with a bit of spice. Tastes okay but feels somewhat artificial. Mouthfeel is very lively and fluid. Overall, this is an average wheat beer at best and not something I would get again.

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Photo of angelsil
2.79/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Part of 12 Butternuts pack sampler. Poured into ghetto Ikea pint glass, because it's what I got on hand.

A: Very hazy. Looks like a farmhouse ale should. Head was thin and disappeared quickly.

S: Faint sour smell. Aroma was not strong, perhaps the sampler pack had sat around for a bit.

T: Tart. The heavy citrus notes overpower the wheat background.

M: Heavily carbonated, which worked for the style. Very refreshing on the tongue.

O: Pretty average hefeweizen. Wouldn't buy it again, but wouldn't turn it down on a hot day.

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Photo of maddogruss
2.8/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got a bottle of this from Oak Tree in South Plainfield.

A: Pours a cloudy, straw yellow body with a small, white head with low retention and some lacing.

S: A sweet, juicy smell with some sweet banana ester notes and alcohol undertones.

T: A sweet, apple juice taste that was not too impressive with some earthy notes and alcohol aftertaste.

M: A light and crisp mouthfeel that was ok for the style overall.

D: Ok mouthfeel and taste combination. Definitely a good summer beer, but could have used a bit more on the taste.

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