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 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 Gouxman
3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This hefe has similar characteristics of a Belgian wit. A nice hazy yellowish color is complemented by a yeasty and fruity aroma.

Flavors of banana, clove, yeast, and lemon dominate the palate. This brew has a nice mouthfeel and a refreshing finish.

This is not my favorite style of beer, but still a nice can offering.

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Photo of tronester
3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy golden in appearance. Light wheat aromas. Very yeasty, phenolic up front, with a clove and hint of citrus in the finish. Mouthfeel is average, lowish carbonation for the style (which is fine by me). Very good drinkability, a good summer (or anytime!) beer I would get again.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy light golden pale color, large fluffy white head that fades fairly fast, not much lacing.

Smell has a citrusy aroma, huge amount of yeast, bit of clove and lemon, reminds me of a witbier as well.

Taste is very light and crisp, bit light in the mouthfeel though and seems a bit watery at times, the carbonation is spot on for the style, very yeasty and with a nice citrus snap.

Definitely a great lawnmower or summer beer, the can helps when you can't have bottles (such as Nateva Festival, the reason I picked this up in the store).

Update: I've had this again since the Nateva festival and I have to say, the beer doesn't hold up as well when it's not 95 degrees outside and you're tenting during a music festival. As usual, the original scoring stays because that's how I initially felt but I think it now deserves about half a point decrease.

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Photo of Freethyhops
3.49/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a- pours a pale gold/yellow. a bit of haze but fairly good clarity still. the white head reduced to near nothing after a while. not what I'd want to see from a hefeweizen.

s- a mix of tropical fruity esters, light clove spice, bubblegum, a bit of grainy wheat

t- fruity banana esters, a good amount of tartness reminiscent of citrus. a bit of clove spice mixes with a bit of bitterness mid palate and a bit of lingering sweetness mixes with the tartness in the finish. nothing offensive here but the tartness level seems out of place and could be toned down.

m- light, sweet, a bit puckering with a high level of carbonation.

d- definitely an easy drinker. I wasn't crazy about this one and I'd definitely grab another Butternuts offering before reaching for this one again.

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Photo of drabmuh
2.97/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Beer served in a pint glass with sediment. Beer is yellow and has some haze from the yeast. Forms a big white head of large and medium bubbles that falls away leaving some lacing on the glass. Head doesn't have the staying power. Carbonation appears low.

Pretty good weihenstephaner-esque aroma. Bready, yeasty, with good fruity esters.

Beer is thin and boring, not much there at all. Mild sweetness very water like. Bummer.

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Photo of MikeBrandman
3.72/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured from a can into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass. Body is a nice hazy straw yellow. Immediately identifiable as a wheat beer. Head is pretty impressive, 3 fingers of white billowy head. However, this quickly fades to a thin cap and doesn't show much lacing. Sporadic carbonation and no visible sediment.

S - If the appearance gave away that it was a wheat, the smell gives away it's a hefeweizen. Delicious banana smell, no alcohol heat, and slight lemony freshness make for a very inviting smell. Unfortunately, as the beer warms the smell gets an almost metallic quality. Good, but not great.

T - Comparing this to Sierra Nevada Kellerweis, which I think is the best example of a hefe I've ever had, it's easy to see how true to the style Butternuts is. Banana and clove dominate, but the overall taste falls a little flat. A little hops and a little less malts (a complaint I seem to be having about all Butternuts beer) would have done this beer wonders.

MF - Slightly on the thick side and with just the right amount of carbonation.

D - I could see myself drinking a lot of this. It's a surprising good beer and definitely my favorite from the variety pack. Good taste and good texture combine to make an awesomely drinkable can.

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Photo of abrand
3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce can courtesy of ArenBeer poured into a Weizen glass.

The Heinnieweisse pours an unfiltered hazy straw yellow color with a 2 finger pillowy head. Not much retention on the glass. Nose is somewhat refreshing with plenty of malts, yeast, wheat and caramel. Not overpowering but pleasant. Taste is also very light and crisp. Lots of grains an doughs in the quaff. Some citrus fruits. A musky aftertaste leaves the palate, not real sure whats up with that. Mouthfeel is watery and thin. Drinkability is decent. Something about an unfiltered wheat beer out of a can just doesn't quite do it for me.

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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 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 Brent
3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very pleasant wheat. Medium gold color, a touch of sediment - less than a hefe but more than a krystalweizen. Slightly bready aroma. Clean wheat malt with background yeast notes - a hint of banana. Finish was almost dry, with slight sourness. Would be a good beer for hot weather.

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Photo of animalchin
2.85/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Cloudy dark orange. Head disappears quickly. No lacing.

S - Doesn't smell like a 'weizen usually does. Some clove and other spices.

T - Ehhhh. I don't know what this is supposed to be, but it doesn't taste like most hefeweizens I've had. Some light orange and sweeter fruits and a lot of malt.

M - Some carbonation, moves around easily.

D - Drinks pretty easily. However this just doesn't do it for me. I've been impressed with all of the other Butternuts beers I've had - but this falls short in many ways. Nothing I'd have again. If you're going to try a beer from Butternuts, try another - all of the others are way past this.

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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 tone77
3.18/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some wheat and banana. Taste is also mild, crisp, some banana, a tad sweet. Less flavorful than other hefeweizens. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has decent drinkability. Overall not a bad beer, but nothing spectacular.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.47/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can, served at the Burger Bar and Bistro in SoNo, CT.

Clear cloudy, good smell, light wheaty, bananas, etc., not as spicy as a big name hee. Taste is very clean, a little high on the citrus, not in a bad way, but there is a lemon dominance to the taste. Well carbonated in the mouth, good feel.

I love a well made can brew, and this was no exception. Nicely done.

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Photo of JMD
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Cloudy golden yellow with light orange tones. Big frothy white head that dissipates slowly.

S: Wheat, banana, and some bubblegum and light spice.

T: Nice hefe flavor. Fruity flavors with banana and bubblegum. Clove and spice. A very light touch of hops.

M: Light bodied with ample carbonation.

D: Although this isn't my favorite American hefe, it's still easy drinking and a good interpretation of the style

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Photo of TheDeuce
2.86/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

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Photo of BabyBastard
3.01/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour from the can yields a generous size head, which is gone in a short amount of time, leaving no trace of head or lace whatsoever. Appears a cloudy, hazy pale straw color.
Smell on this one reminds me of an adjunct lager that has been left out to sit at room temperature for awhile. At first it was a major turn off, but I started picking up notes of clove and banana as it warms a bit.
This brew also has a banana hint to its flavor, heavy on the malt character, slightly bitter finish.
Carbonation seems a bit low, even so, this brew has an average feel. Drinkability is slightly above average on this one. Not the best hefeweizen available, but it could be the best one that comes out of a can.

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Photo of jhtipton
4.03/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a yellow green and quite foamy at first. The Butternut Heinneweisse is almost effervescent. I started with about a 3 inch head that dissipated in less than a minute. The can says it is Farm Ale. I poured it into a Weizen glass all the same. Not sure if I'll order another one of these but I did enjoy the six-pack that I got.

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Photo of Thur123
3.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ok, a little late for summer but this wheat pours a cloudy straw yellow with a slight amount of white head that fades quickly. The smell is good; it's all sweet banana and what seems like a healthy lemon lime edge, with a bit of orange as well.

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The flavor is unique and at the same time, still rather controlled. The finish is where the citrus makes itself known and the mellow banana flavor rides under the whole palate. The wheat flavor is a little lacking in this and the overall flavor is a bit watery, although the texture is less so. Not a bad wheat but I feel that once again, it's not stand out enough, although I would consider getting it again in the summer...made fresher.

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Photo of albern
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a pleasant surprise, in part because of the natural bias built into my thinking around anything in a can. This is a decent hefeweizen, it has a slightly hazy orange pale color with a decent white head, some retention. There is plenty of carbonation and a nice clove aroma in the nose.

The beer has an ever so slightly prickly mouthfeel from the wheatiness. It has plenty of clove and bubblegum flavored florals. There is a slightly drying, cardboard like taste towards the finish. The beer is very typical for the style, perhaps not as sweet in parts as other hefes, but respectable nevertheless.

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Photo of donniecuffs
4.09/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass; not as hazy as one would expect...almost looks semi-filtered. Very thin white head that didn't last or lace well. The smell was predominantly banana, lemon, and juicyfruit, with only a subtle hint of spices. The flavor was better, with more clove essence in the mix. Very carbonated; maybe a little too much. That being said, it's a great beer to sneak into your golf bag and enjoy on the course.

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Photo of ballewblake
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from can into my Duvel tulip.

I've had this can in my fridge for at least a year, maybe longer. Being that I'm not a huge hefe or wheat fan its taken me forever to want to try this. Started with a soft pour ended with a rougher pour seeing I couldn't get a head. A sparse low white head formed but didn't last. Translucent golden body, some carbonation bubbles visible, a ring of foam around the perimeter of the glass. Nose is spices at first followed up by wheaty malts, some bannana and bubblegum notes. Taste is mellow and very subtle. Some hefe commonalities, but more carbonated on the tongue than I'm used too or expecting. Mouthfeel is abit over carbonated really, almost tonic water like, in taste and feel. Easy to drink, a great summer brew, this style just doesn't hold my interest.

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Photo of mjl21
3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade...thanks Russ. 12 ounce can poured into a SA perfect pint glass. No abv or bottling info is given.

A-Pours a semi hazy straw yellow. It has a really nice two finger white head. The head stays around and rests at a 3/4 finger level. Lots of bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom.

S-It has a really simple nose pale wheat-hefe hybrid nose. It is balanced between wheat, banana, and clove.

T-It tastes a lot like it smells. The wheat, banana, and clove are there throughout. It picks up some lemon zest as it goes down. I found it to not be grainy.

M-Mediun bodied and very dry. It is very crisp from being a little too carbonated.

D-Easy drinker that has the added bonus of being in a can.

This is great warm weather beer. This is a great session beer that would be great to take camping.

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Photo of glid02
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
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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Heinnieweisse Weissebier from Butternuts Beer & Ale
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