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 Magister_Beav
1/5  rDev -71.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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 jk3
1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

Photo of OriolesFan1008
1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

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 swfeidt
2/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of PKing
2/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of groetman
2/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of BeerMe42
2/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of sketchyhoodie
2/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of dan027
2/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of kvltmetalhead
2/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of kjrod20
2/5  rDev -42.5%

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 vfgccp
2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

Photo of DIPAFAN
2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

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 Dirksen
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of JDeming
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

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