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Heinnieweisse Weissebier | Butternuts Beer & Ale

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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 CrellMoset
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can courtesy of dkachur - thanks!! Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, pale yellow and emits a bubbly, one-finger white head of average retention (for the style, at least - it faded in about 15 seconds flat), leaving a very thin ring of foamy lace. The carbonation on this one is fairly large, active, and quick. Looks pretty much like an average hefeweizen to me.

Aroma: Ripe bananas and sweet, malted wheat notes with a faint kiss of citrus that becomes more prominent in the taste. There's a strange estery note or two that knocks this one down half a point or so - I can't quite place it, though it smells faintly chemically. Not offputting, just a little bizarre.

Taste: A good assortment of hefe notes. Lots of powdery, earthy wheat, dry in places, but really sweet in others, almost abnormally sweet for the style, honey-like. There's plenty of rind-like citrus, more zesty than tart at first, though that does begin to change over time - eventually, the finish becomes moderately tart. Bananas become prominent midsip and dominate the aftertaste, and the sweetness makes them taste very ripe. Spiciness is also around, though not as major a player as the aforementioned notes. Overall, it's fairly solid, even if I'm not blown away by how they're all put together.

Mouthfeel: Thin bodied with large, expressive carbonation. It's fairly crisp, though the overall sweetness of this one does sort of deaden that crisp vibrancy, leaving a bit of a film.

Drinkability: Weihenstephaner it ain't, but it's solid. Plus, we all know we love canned beers (I swear I don't let it factor into my rating). Alcohol is, of course, low and undetectable, and it's apparently a decent value as well. Don't know if I'd reach for this one first on a crowded shelf, but I'm glad I tried it, and may keep it in mind for camping in the future. Many thanks to Dan for picking up this sampler pack.

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Photo of everetends
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can thanks to the great IBUnit63. Always love a new Hefe. Served up in a weizen glass.

A: Pours a golden yellow that has a very macro color to it. The brew is pretty hazy. Got about a finger of white head here. Retention is medium at best and diminishes down to a nice, white ring. Lacing is a bit soapy, but doesn't have any real stickiness to it, slowly sliding back into the liquid.

S: Got some sweetness from the wheat and grains. Little bit of hops coming through in the form of some citrus. If I breathe in deep and make myself believe it, I can smell banana. Not a whole lot going on here. This is a bit weak.

T: Taste is much better than the nose. Really nice wheat coming through. Little bit of sugary goodness. Citrus hops bring in a bit of orange and lemon flavors. Banana is bangin' in here. Just a treat.

M: This is the light side of medium but thats how I like my hefes. I don't want them to be heavy. I want them to go down easy and refresh my soul. This does that. Carbonation is crisp and thirst quenching. Aftertaste is of some wheat and some banana. Little bit of a slick feel that lightly sticks to the palate.

D: This is a solid example of a sessionable Hefe. The nose is bit lacking, but everything else is nice. This beer is an easy one to put down. Tasty shit, drink up if you got it.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to jwc215 for this brew.

Pours a hazy golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some bananna/spice. The taste is also malty, yeasty, nice touch of bananna, and some spicyness. Medium body. Drinkable, a tasty brew.

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Photo of duffextracold
3.69/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy, golden yellow color. very little head, what was there faded very quickly.

Smells yeasty, peppery bannanas. faint sour smell.

Light but very enjoyable flavor. nothing offensive. Spicy bannana, faint clove. some sweetness.

Mouthfeel is much like flavor- Light and crisp.

Overall much better than i expected. This will make a good summertime canned beer for the boat, beach and camping.

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Photo of ATPete
4.32/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can

Pours a hazy dark yellow color with a large tightly laced white head that settles and sticks to the glass. Its got a very tart nose, lots of lemon zest and sour candy, also a cracker-like toasted wheat underbelly, fragrant and fresh floral esters hint at a Belgian influence. Very nice, the taste matches the nose for the most part, except the lemon zest morphs into a more mature white grape and cranberry fruit tartness remaining crisp with a barrage of tiny bubbles to the tongue. This is not traditional by any means but holy crap this is great! Big fan of sour! Very good!

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Photo of dickieb
3.59/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy with some floaters and a light straw in color. The tiny head works pretty quickly down to almost nothing and their is no lacing to speak of.

The smell is of ripe bananas and is quite yeasty, some spicy clove hints are also present.

The taste is Pretty similar to the smell, mostly of the ripe fruit and some light malts. A small hop presence is noticeable towards the end and it gives a nice crisp finish.

The mouthfell is acceptable for a Heff, and as with the other butternuts beers I have tried it is very drinkable. A very easy to drink beer, with some light but solid flavors.

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Photo of currysage1
4.09/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy/murky goldenrod yellow, topped with a shortlived fizzle of a head.

Smell is heavily of banana, supported by mixed grains and cloves. General sweetness.

Taste is good, solid overripe banana mixd with pineapple and the clove from the nose, almost get a vanilla hit in there as well. Very yeasty.

Feel is maybe a little heavy for the style but still within its limits, carbonation is great and keeps it very refreshing. This could be my new hot weather beer for the cooler.

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Photo of billybob
3.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a cloudy honey color with a very small head and almost no lace. fruity smell of lemon and apple and spice. nice taste to it with a spicy yeast tang. mouthfeel is light to medium but carbonation was a bit flat. all in all not bad. just a little flat on the carbonation.

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Photo of maddogruss
2.8/5  rDev -17.6%
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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Photo of beerthulhu
3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured a hazy tangerine-orange with a 1+ finger ivory colored head that was only moderatly lasting leaving no visible lacing. Visible carbonation was medium strong.

S: really nice tangerine notes with just a slight hint of muskiness. Some fresh bananas, bread and a yeasty nature was also present.

T: similar to the nose with some bright, brisk tangerines and a touch of muskiness. Some sour dough, fresh wheat are also detected before finishing with a fine, moderately strong tart lemony citrus hopping. Dried pears and a slight hard mineral content, perhaps from the water was also noted.

M: very fizzy and active with a light-medium fullness. The carbonation stays strong though out the entire course of the drink. A light lingering fade of tangerine citrus is left behind.

D: average. A very strong carbonation factor distracts from the overall flavor. Very lively a little rough around the edges. Not something I would drink in multiples but worth a single at best.

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Photo of Deuane
3.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Kegatron for this one.

A-Slighty hazy, amber kissed bright golden yellow. A medium, fluffy white head dimishes to a thin film and leaves good lace.

S-Musty wheat, a bit of yeast spiciness and light bready malt. Not a lot of aroma with this one.

T-A twing of lemon zing and a mellow wheat chewiness. Subtle notes of banana, clove...but VERY faint. Not a lot going on here.

M-Light bodied with good crispness. Very clean finish on the palate.

D-Light and crsip and certainly non-offensive. A step-up lanwmower beer that has a bit more flavour than your typical, fizzy yellow, BMC offering. Not bad, but I would prefer to drink something with more flavour than this.

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Photo of williamherbert
4.07/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A cloudy-as-hell banana yellow. No head. Doesn't seem to move, although it is slightly illuminated.

Has a pungent, spicy Belgian ale aroma. Also has the sweetness and what base of a hefe. Orange peel mostly, and a hint of banana. Strong and pleasant.

The taste is a nice citrus/orange flavor with the Belgian spice subdued but a nice accent. Sweet in a very good way. Puckery at the end.

Milky and bubbly feel, dry at the swallow. This is a very -- suprisingly -- nice wheat beer. The sweetness of a hef, the wheaty mildness of a witbier.

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Photo of Seanibus
3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was pleasantly surprised. After a series of disappointments from this brewery, this beer turned out to be not too bad at all.

Pours hazy gold with a fluffy head (which collapses quickly to little lacing). The aroma is strong, spicy and wheaty, exactly as it should be. The flavor is smooth, and spicy, cardamom and ginger, perhaps a bit of cloves, and just a hint of lemon. The mouthfeel is round and robust, giving a little pleasant cling to the spicyness.

This is not the best Hefeweizen ever made, but it goes a long way toward redeeming Butternuts' otherwise undistinguished portfolio.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.97/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very solid Hefe from Butternuts. I would rank this as the second best beer they offer (their stout is tops in my opinion) but this is one of the better Hefe's I've had. Has some nice body and mouthfeel to it which I usually don't get for this style so that was good to see. Tasty and drinkable for sure so this one is a winner.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.71/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A. 12 oz. can poured into a pint glass. Fizzy head above a cloudy golden body. The one finger head dimishes to a ring, or Halo if you will.

S. Wheat, earthy grains. Light bready malt.

T. A citric snap from the hop starts things off. Evolves into a estery banana sensation due to the bavarian yeast. The wheat is mellow and right on point. As it warms a bit, a hint of bubblegum touches the palate. Clove and spice are pretty subdued in this one, but they are there.

M. Sharp and crisp. Good amount of natural carbonation here.

D. Despite the unknown ABV, I'd call this a session brew. A good solid Hefe. Butter Nuts has yet to disappoint me.

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Photo of erosier
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Poured a yellow orange color with a tall and medium bodied white head that took a little time to settle and laced some down the glass.
S: Smell is of very sweet wheat malts, some banana and clove coming in at the end.
T: Taste is just as the aroma let on. Nice sweet malt up front followed by a mix of banana and clove flavors.
M: Mouthfeel is fresh and smooth feeling. A nice amount of carbonation.
D: Pretty drinkable as none of the flavors are too overpowering and it is a well balanced and full flavored beer.

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Photo of JRed
3.71/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first Butternuts brew and a pretty good experience all in all. Gorgeous looks; thick and juicy, golden sun color. Aroma of orange peel and notes of lemon zest. Taste is on the weak side but still pleasant. Weak carbonation and mild lemon tang make for a competent wheat beer but its not as full bodied as I would like. It's lacking a flavorful taste as the beer's looks entail.

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Photo of MTNboy
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance- It poured into my sample glass a nice hazy but not as hazy as most hefe's gold/orange color. There was great white lacing and head.

Smell- Great clove and banana aromas but the was also a strange like garlic aroma too.

Taste- Nice sweet but balanced with spiciness and banana/citrus hefe flavor.

Mouthfeel- Light and refreshing but has some bite to it.

Drinkability- Good. I think this beer will surprise you.

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Photo of Bounty628
4.14/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heinnieweisse Hefeweizen iis surprising quite good. Though an initial concern about the quality of such a "faddy" product set in while seeing their product in the cooler of the local package store, once over that initial fear and then entering the tasting stage I must say that I was indeed converted.

The Heinnieweisse Hefeweizen is brewed with traditional Bavarian yeast, wheat and malted barley. The beer is obviously of the hefeweizen style and is a well crafted weissebier that perhaps defies the odds and comes out a relative winner.

The beer pours a rather unclouded yellow to orange color and gives off the faintest amount of foam when poured from the can. The beer certainly is far less hazier than many other hefeweizens, but that does not detract from the beer much since what is lacks in haze in makes up for in taste. When poured into the glass from the can, once the minimal amount of foam dissipates, there is merely a minimal amount of lacing that rings the glass during drinking.

There is certainly a high amount of yeast and wheat noticeably present in the aroma. Though most hefeweizen beers are associated with having citrus accentuations to both the smell and the taste, to me this hefeweizen has very little citrus noted in either the aroma or the taste.

The pour of the beer gives off a moderate level of carbonation and the body of the beer proves to be quite light in nature. Though perhaps it is a bias since it comes in a can, this quality hefeweizen's body perhaps feeds into the notion that this is a great beer for either bringing to the weekly softball game or for drinking while working around the yard during the summer.

Once sipped, immediately it is plain to see that wheat and banana are what really come through in the taste. Again, this hefeweizen is devoid of any major citrus notes and instead the focus is really on bringing out a remarkably solid wheat taste. The wheat taste in this offering is perhaps one of the most dominant tastes that I have seen in a domestic-style hefeweizen in quite some time.

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2.97/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours to an almost macro esque orange yellow straw color. Head is a very short off-white that fades to just a skim in a minute. Nose has tones of raw yeast and just rained on fresh field wheat. The flavor holds up nicely with creamy fresh unprocessed wheat. Consistant raw yeast hangs out on the tongue even long after the sip. A hint of dry hops show their faint head at the end of the palate. Mouthfeel is almost doughy. Even drinkability.

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Photo of bonbini26
3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From the can outta the variety 12-pack. A banana and clove nose It has a refreshing, slightly tart palate with a soft maltiness. The fruitiness found in the nose remains, 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, a pretty nasty hefe outta the can. Great on a hot day on the golf course

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Photo of Jwale73
3.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Served in my Oberon weizen glass. Poured a hazy orange-gold with a half-inch foamy white head that dissipated into a thin broken skim. Copious tiny bubbles present in solution. No lacing adhered during the session. Scent was predominantly lemon, followed by a feint wheat aroma in the background. Taste consistent with nose with a light yeast quality. Mouthfeel was somewhat watery with a mild effervescence; however, fairly lacking for the style. Drinkabiity is the best aspect of this beer. Light and easy drinking with enough flavor to make it sessionable.

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Photo of RedChrome
3.17/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Body had the too be expected hazy yellow color. Head was a very minor half inch head which vanished almost as soon as it formed. Substantial amount of carbonation bubbles seen rising. Watery web like lacing.

A light banana aroma was overtaken in the nose by a very strong mix of yeast and wheat. Clove notes burst out on the back end for a sharp spice scent.

Wheat flavors dominate. Like biting into a fresh baked loaf of whole wheat bread. Clove and banana presences are non existent in the flavor.

Watery feel, but somehow the taste clings nicely. Carbonation is a lingering hint of tingle.

An O.K. beer. Pair it up with a grilled pineapple for a nice dessert. Good to drink from the mixed pack, but with others in the style available, easy to pass up.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.07/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this can in a trade with Vermonthiker. Thanks Tom!

It pours a cloudy yellow orange with a 1 finger head of foam. The foam settles to a fine broken layer after a few minutes but there *is* some fine lacing.

The smell has good notes of wheat, banana, and citrus. Overall, I get a sweetish smell.

The taste is pretty yummy. Wheat and banana are the first flavours I notice but then some biscuit and a hop lemon zing in the background get noticed more. The finish highlights the biscuit and makes for a brief aftertaste.

Light bodied, I think this is a pretty good Hefeweizen and it comes in a can! Man, I'd drink plenty of this during the sumer season if it were available locally. Good stuff!

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Photo of MMAJYK
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Bright yellow in color with a slight orange hue. Head is nonexistant as is the lacing. Brew is hazy and opaque.

S- Lemons, oranges, and a slightly yeasty aroma although not the bananas and cloves that you would normally smell from a Hefe.

T- Grainy and wheat like with a hint of banana. Also pick up the same citrus as in the nose.

M- Low carbonation and thin mouthfeel. I like my Hefe to have more zing to it. This one is somewhat bland although not that bad.

D- Easy drinking but the fact that it lacks carbonation (one of my favorite aspects of the style) makes it somewhat boring and not as refreshing. All in all, not a bad beer just not the best representation of the style.

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