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 shirfan
3.1/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Muddy yellow with zero head.

Aroma: typcial hefe but muted -- cloves and bananas.

Taste: Leans toward the banana side, and is a bit watery. Slightly grainy, reminded me of a bowl of corn flakes with a couple banana slices on them.

Mouthfeel needs improvement.

A very middle of the road hefe. Not bad, but nothing I'd look for again either. Flavors just don't quite "pop" the way they should.

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Photo of funkengruven
4.21/5  rDev +21%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A Surprise in a can.

This poured a nice cloudy slightly yellow with little head (where's the head?!?!), smell was exactly what I would expect in a Hefe Weizen, yummy banana-spice. This is carried into the flavor as well, could use a bit more body, but still tastes pretty good. It is unbelievably refreshing, smooth and creamy mouthfeel, a damn good Hefe Weizen.

Honestly it being in a can kinda threw me off, never again will I judge a brew by it's can. Excellent stuff.

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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 lackenhauser
3.92/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very hazy, pale yellow color. Head at first but then gone. Peppery andspicy aroma-somewhat banana and clove like though not overly so. Very crisp tasting. Mellow banana flavor. Slightly phenolic. Quite quenching. Could use a kick in the pants body wise for me. Very drinkable. Good US example for my tastes. While not a weisse beer fan this has a decent level of a weisse beers characteristics for me and not "muted" like other US versions. Well worth trying.

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Photo of PEBKAC
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I became upset, when I noticed how little creativity they put into the artwork this time. There should of been a bikini clad scarecrow at least. Or maybe a reenactment of the Coppertone baby, but with pigs.

The beer pours as pale as ginger ale. Some white froth, but it falls before it can walk.

Lots of apricots & banana. That cheap Runts banana candy. Very sweet on the nose. A little pepper at the end.

Pure banana flavor. Monkey beer. Every other flavor is so small in comparison. A little green apple to toy with, but monkeys like apples too. Of course it's sweet, but nothing too terrible. Just some doubt of yeast & lemon on the finish.

Mouthfeel is light & spritzed. A little sedimenty, indicating that I am not a perfect pourer just yet.

Weizen in a can, too easy.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.15/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Acquired via trade from plaid75, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz can into a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy yellow color with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of banana, wheat, light malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out a little fruitier than most Hefeweizens, with flavors of banana & lemon. Complimentary flavors of wheat and hops follow. The malt character is light and the hops presence is mild. The after-taste is bready and fruity.

M: Crisp and very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, clean finish.

D: Very tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good representation of style, this definitely a good beer to drink several of in an evening. This is the only Hefeweizen that I have heard of that is available in a can, so I was not quite sure what kind of effect it would have on the beer. There did not seem to be any, as this was a very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of ChuckD
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

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Photo of Rudgers73
3.76/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into my Ommegang Witte tumbler. A 1/2" head rises and then falls to a patchy, thin, bed of pockets created by the moderate carbonation. The beer is a cloudy yellow. The smell is decent. Slight cardboard odor, but it also has a lot of hops. Maybe some orange peel in there somewhere. Maybe some bubblegum? The taste is better than the smell. Although a bit thin, this beer has a lot of hidden flavor. I'm tasting anise, clove, yeast, and a touch of apple. The mouthfeel is decent, but not great as it feels a little too bubbly on the tongue giving it a rough, prickly feel. It seems drinkable, and even though the ABV isn't posted I would say it's right around 4.8 - 5.0, making it a session beer IMO.

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Photo of Stimack
3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours to a cloudy pale yellow color with a smallish white head that breaks down quickly and did not seem to leave much of any lacing what so ever. The aroma is wheat and lemon but are very subtle, some clove and banana scent but I really had to look for it. Over all the scent is nice, little weak compared to some of the better German renditions but not to bad. The taste is very smooth; more of a recognizable hefe is coming out with the flavors of banana coming to the forefront. Seems to have more of a fruit character than spice and the wheat might be adding to that with a sweet feel. Overall I would say that this is a middle of the road Hefe, but for the price and the fact that it is in can’s it really works. Hate to say it but I really like the fact that you can get good flavorful brews in a can just for the easy carrying during the warm months.

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Photo of Gavage
3.93/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: out of the can it pours a cloudy yellowish / lite orange color. A healthy 2" head lingers a bit. Nice lacing develops too.

Smell: banana, clove, wheat, and grass tones are easy to pick up by the nose.

Taste: a dry grainy wheat profile here with some banana, clove, pear, and very soft bitterness. Overall this was a bit watery but flavor wise decent.

Mouthfeel: very crisp and dry throughout. Clean aftertaste. Light bodied beer.

Drinkability: very easy to quaff this, and when you want a hefe and having glass in the environment you are in just won't do, this will definitely work.

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Photo of crwills
3.56/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An above-average hefe weizen out of a can? Strange, but true. Poured a cloudy golden yellow, a little lighter than some others in the style, with a decent bubbly head. Not much lacing. Aroma is somewhat faint and fruity, which didn't lead me to expect much. But the flavour, again, was surprising. Not stand-out, nor unique, but a good solid wheat body with the typical banana and cloves (more the former) background. Solid mouthfeel, and a very drinkable beer. A great option from a small, quirky local brewery.

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Photo of tempest
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks alright, a hazy straw-yellow with a little white head. Smells a bit sweet for the style with an aroma of grains an clove. The taste reminds me of Franziskaner as it's a bit creamy, there's also a touch of grassy hops. No banana to speak of, but that's not necessarily bad. Yeah, its a decent hefe, but I'd pay the extra buck or two and go with a 6'er of Franz.

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Photo of BeerHonky
4.13/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Don't judge a beer by its label. While it looks a bit like corny slap happy label art, this beer is by no means a joke. If you like hefe Weizen's, you must give this a shot. Its got good color, aroma and fantastic german style hefe weizen taste. A little on the fruit side as opposed to spice, which makes it extremely easy to drink. I've easily had my fair share of these on a beautiful hot sunny day on Long Island while grilling some delicious food. No need to over analyze this beer with some snobby sounding review. Try it at your earliest convenience.

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Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
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 SixpointJMH
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A hefeweizen in a can? I don't think so was my initial thought, but they pull it off, and pull it off well.

It pours a nice, cloudy golden colour with a medium sized white head that hangs out for a while and then dissolves into a thin lace, leaving a touch of residue on the glass.

The aroma is fruity with banana and clove in the mix and other general fruit and spice smells thrown in as well, all mixing with a nice wheat base throughout.

The flavour is similar, with banana once again and other general fruit flavours having a bit more prominence than the clove and spice that were present in the smell. Wheat is of course quite noticeable as well, and the yeast is much moreso present here. Mouthfeel is light bodied and a bit undercarbonated overall, which is my only real complaint about this one.

I don't know how crazy I'd be about drinking one of these right out of the can, but to have it as an option to take just about anywhere is quite nice. Regardless, this is just a nice brew that should not scare you away because it comes in a can. Worth a purchase if you see it.

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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 biegaman
3.92/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearence of a Belgian wit, clouded and glowing bright orange/yellow blend. Some small head. Aroma of a wit too! Zesty, citruis fruit notes. Quite present. A touch of lemon too. Ghost notes of yeast and coriander. Surprised to get an aroma like this out of a can. Taste follows suit as being surpringsly tasty. Flavour can fall apart a little quickly but initial taste is a highly carbonated, slightly aggresive. Lightly spicy notes, plenty of presence. I'd be happy to go to this as a 'go-to' witbier for a change. Pleasently surprised and once again, a big thanks to Harry!!!

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Photo of Naes
3.3/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours out a pale hazy golden color with a tall white head.
The smell is of yeast, clove and it is also a bit fruity.
The flavor is quite similar to the smell, but it has a stronger wheat flavor which verges on the side of malty.
The mouth feel is a bit thin and has very light carbonation, but it does go down quite easy.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.3/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After waiting to try this beer for what seems like years, I finally found it at Bierkraft in Brooklyn. You'd have thought that Chuck and Leo might have shown up with some for me at some time in the past! .... anyway...

Butternuts Heinnieweisse (I'm still chuckling at the name) delivers the typical weizen appearance with a cloudy golden-orange body and foamy bright white cap. (Note: I actually had to swirl the can to bring up the yeast). The head retention is somewhat limited but OK. The aroma is a touch more restrained than some German versions, but it has a really nice bit of fruitiness to it that's not always there either. The pre-requisite banana and clove are there as well. It's more soft and fruity (no pun) than spicy, and you can pick out the wheat malt as well. It has a refreshing, slightly tart palate with a soft maltiness. The fruitiness found in the nose remains, but it's more restrained; and, again, the banana and clove are there but they blend in nicely rather than standing out. The wheatish malt underneath is just sweet enough, and along with the spiciness of the yeast the low-key bitterness balances it perfectly. The finish is lightly tart and spicy and refreshing with just a bit of residual sweet malt. Overall, this is a pretty damned good Bavarian-style hefe-weizen! And the fact that it's in a can just makes it all that much better.

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Photo of jwc215
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into weizen glass.

Poured clouded golden yellow with a very thin white head that fairly quickly fell to virtually nothing.

The smell was of mild banana/clove with a slight touch of orange peel.

The taste was of banana/clove - a bit thin - with hints of citrus.

It was smooth. The flavors washed out a tad bit, but left a relatively refreshing feel.

IMO - Nothing special, but not bad at all. It's good enough when you want a hefe-weisse in a can, which makes it unique. Good on a hot day.

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Photo of bonbright7
4.05/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A friend of mine gave me this yesterday to take home where I poured it into a big solo cup tonight after trying the Pork Slap last night.

The other reviewers were right about the bananas and cloves as I took a deep nose full of it to see what they were talking about. My first impression was that it was similar to PBR, but then it opened up in the air with a great light/pilsner taste that had a funny roundness to it. I drank more of it quickly and I went all the way to the bottom of the cup (happily) without a second thought.

This beer will be great for the football season this Fall as I will be able to serve it with burgers, wings. and dogs, or anything else for that element of it.

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Photo of dherling
4.27/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yes, we have bananas! Aside from the fun name (heh heh, heinie) this is a fun brew to drink too. The nose portends bananas, but the body smacks you in the face with them. There's a slight sweetness, and a faint hop bitterness to balance things out. Not a typical weisse, but very drinkable.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.02/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12ozer can bought as a single from Oliver's Beverage, Albany, NY.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 3/4" bright white head over the almost clear light golden brew. Head fades gradually, with minimal lacing. Aroma is clovey wheat. Taste follows the nose, wheat with clove notes still. Mouthfeel is smooth, albeit a bit thin, and drinkability is high, for more or less the same reason. All in all, a reasonable hefe, maybe leaning towards American Pale Wheat, and with the convenient can, beach and camping, here we come...

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.17/5  rDev +19.8%
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 soultrain
4.08/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a Mahr's Weisse glass.

A-Cloudy golden beer. 2" white head settles to 1/4" in a minute. Decent carbonation streaming. Some lacing, and I wish the head stuck around a little longer. Note: if you just dump it into the glass: it does!
S-Smells like a Hefe, indeed. Mild clove. Very mild juicy fruit (gum.)
T-Very mild Hefe flavor. Very mild clove notes, very, very mild bananna. Found some yeast stuck to the bottom of the can, poured some beer into the can, swirled it around, poured now emancipated yeast into glass: still mild flavor.
M-Perfect for a canned hefe.
D-Great drinkability!

CRUX: BEST CANNED HEFE I EVER HAD. This beer I was not partial to at first, but it grew on me like fungus, and now has a place for the summer in the DBF. "Heinnieweisse" beer-can chicken? Genius! One of the best lawnmower beers ever, too!

NOTE: This beer is now a summer staple in the DBF. Never have I written such a low review...but then I kept on enjoying this brew, and scores kept climbing, and it's ALWAYS to be found in my DBF...this beer (and I hate cans...'cept for this one....), for the price, just plain ROCKS! It's actually too good for beer can chicken...I use my father-in-law's Natural Ice for that now...I hate canned beer, yet I buy this one by the case: excellent summer hefe, at a good price!

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Heinnieweisse Weissebier from Butternuts Beer & Ale
3.48 out of 5 based on 405 ratings.
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