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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Photo of mocktm
3.37/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

From a can into a pint glass. Didn't notice when purchasing, but a sticker clinging to the inner sides of one of the cans marks a April, 2010 canning date. This Hefe is over a year old, not exactly ideal, but I'm going to run with it.

Two fingers of fizzy white head off the pour, which dissipates rather quickly. I'm left with a flimsy film floating atop the hazy light orange colored beer. Some spotty lacing is there, but for a hefe, this is weak. Maybe it's the age, but this is nowhere near what is customary.

Citric tartness on the nose: lemon, lime, and orange peel. Some banana notes as well, but the spiciness is noticeably absent. Wheat backbone is present, but again, I feel that age has gotten the better of this one.

First and foremost, this tastes like some serious wheat. Notes of banana, lemon and apple are also detectable, producing a slight sour twang in the finish. Again though, nothing as far as spices go.

Creaminess on this Hefe is minimal, giving way to a mostly watery body. Combined with poor carbonation, this just falls dismally short for the style.

Maybe this wasn't a fair review, given the beer's age, but consider me unimpressed. Given that I also didn't care for their IPA fresh, I don't even know if I'll bother tracking down a fresher batch of this.

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

Hazy straw pour.

Getting lemon, lime, and honey followed by a faint roasty maltiness mashed with an infusion of banna and clove. Not a lot of hops on the nose.

Sour wheat and sour green apple seem to be the main flavors infused together. Awesome wheat beer.

Thin and fizzy body. Overall light and very sessionable.

A natural delight and heavily fruity but balanced well with the wheat. Great surprise.

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Photo of bpw28
3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: Three finger bleach white head, Soap bubbles with pretty good retention, very hazy milky straw ( about a hazy 3 SRM), Nice lacing.

Smell: Very interesting. Smells like steel which is very odd (is the can to blame? the vats?), very strong wheat, coriander, funk (a very good one), cream, grass/hay/barnyard (not a bad thing, it's expected. It is a farmhouse), banana peel, yeasty.

Taste: Massive Banana, Coriander, Wheat, Funk (good), light body, apple, pear, sweet, cream (like that after drinking milk creamy taste), good carb.

Final Thoughts: Pretty nice. It's lighter on body, but if this is the after the lawn beer it would be heaven I'm sure. Not my top choice for a hef, but it seems to be it's own kind. Good stuff, I'd drink again. I don't know what that steel smell was about.

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Photo of Brenden
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Notes from my NY vacation. This beer was from Kraig's Kegs and enjoyed on 7/4/11.

This beer is every bit as hazy as it should be and a very pale yellow with a deeper tint toward the center of it. The head is bone-white, initially one finger or so but fading somewhat quickly to foam with very little spotty lacing.
The aroma offers wheat with an interesting sweet/tangy tinge that's got an almost medicinal quality to it. I'm confused about this being a hefeweizen. Bad can maybe? It's not bad, but the banana and clove really aren't coming through well.
The taste is the same as the aroma with a mainly wheat and yeast component along with the sweet/tangy interplay. There's a note of sulfur almost as an afterthought in the finish.
I'm going to review as I taste it only because it's not an old can; if there's something wrong, the brewery canned it this way.
The body is light to medium, a bit crisp but offering a smoothness that fills the mouth. It's certainly briskly carbonated.
There may have been something off, not because it's particularly bad but because there is some off aroma/flavor and a lack of hefeweizen character, but it was a new can. I'd like to try it again.

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Photo of buyBinboaVodka
3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a Weizen glass.

A - Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a slight orange hue. Huge head that melts slowly into a very small one. Lacing is very thick at first but also quickly dissappears.

S - Citrus floral grassy hops with some bread and spice smell. Some cloves, black pepper and lemon zest. Wheat is the dominant in the smell.

T - Bready, yeasty, warm baked wheat bread up front followed by spiced pepper and noticable hoppy bitterness.

M - Very light and thin, fits the style well. Some carbonation the leaves a slight bitter pepper spice in your mouth.

O - This a good beer to have on a nice hot summer day. I probably wont go out of my way to have it, but if it was there I would take it anyday over BMC products.

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Photo of smcolw
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Modest starting head that settles to rim bubbles.  No lace.  Quite cloudy, but otherwise is the color white gold.

Some interesting hop shows up in the smell. Good wheat presence. It's a little closer to a pale ale than a weisse.

The flavor is definitely a wheat beer.  Refreshing and light bodied (appropriately so). The swallow features some hop bitterness in the background, but it's mostly sour.

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Photo of bristei
3.18/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from can to pint glass.

A: Thick haze, golden, large head that somewhat rapidly dimished, noticable carbination.

S: Horsey, strong, sour?

T: Mildly sweet, earthy

M: Strong attack, smooth lingering front of mouth coating, carbination apparent

O: Interesting take on a weisebier. More barnyard than typicaly would be expected with much less of the grain notes. Overall enjoyable but nothing to really write home about.

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Photo of UDbeernut
3.11/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

can poured into a weizen glass

a: hazy straw yellow, light head that reduces to a small cap

s: slight off putting smell of corn husk, light clove, dull earthyness

t: light pepper balanced with wheat and malt, banana

m: medium bodied, slightly slick mouth

o: not a bad Hefe


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Photo of trf32
3.22/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Solid straw with a fizzy head that decreases rapidly.

S- Banana and a little bit of spice. Clove and maybe basil/oregano.

T- Smooth and balanced, very light. There is some tangy citrus and the banana flavor is detectable. A bit of ginger. Not much after taste but a slight hop bitterness and white bread.

M- Pretty much like a ginger ale.

O- All of the features of this beer come together to make it a perfect any-time drinking beer. Good with lunch, any time on a hot day, or for a drinking session. Great with pizza or pretty much any food since it's so refreshing and non-offensive in any way (while not being totally bland like a macro light beer).

I would buy this again because it was such a bargain ($7 6-pack) and it's awesome for summer. Anyone can drink and enjoy this all day long. Think of any circumstance where you would drink cola and this could replace it easily. While it might not be the most interesting or complex, I think it's really great for its role.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip shaped glass, nice off white head 1" thick; color is dark straw to golden amber, a little on the dark side for hefe.

Smell is bananas and cloves upfront, light yeast and bread notes and hint of malty sweetness.

Taste is banana/clove/spice front with yeasty flavor and malty bread and wheet notes.

Mouthfeel is balanced, a touch on the tongue that lingers but the carbonation is on the lighter side.

Overall, nice scent and solid taste with a good mouthfeel, nicely drinkable from a can.

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

Poured this into a pint glass. Pours a hazy straw color with just a big rocky white head with some sticky lace.

Toasty malts right off in this one. A little bit of lemon in the finish with notes of grassy hops. A little bit of pepper in the background and a touch of banana. Toast and grains in the pallet right off with a little bit of spicy pepper and hints of ginger. A little bit of orange fruitiness to this with some bitter grassy hops. A little bit of lemon zest here too.

The carbonation seems a little bit prickly but I really dig the nice light body on this one. Overall this one is pretty good. Seems to be a well balanced hef over here. Nice, light and easy to kick back and enjoy.

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

Light golden yellow in the center of the glass with very pale yellow on the edges. Nice looking beer. A white frothy head turning into a film rather quickly.

Wheat, citrus, fruits such as banana, bread, cloves and spice.

Nose fallows the taste; wheat, bread, fruit, cloves and spice. Quite tasty and refreshing.

Light and watery but fits this style well. Carbonation is light. Goes down very well.

Overall, it is quite tasty, refreshing and easy drinking. A nice surprise from Butternuts since their other beers seem a bit lackluster.

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

Poured a 3" slow to fade head. Hazy Naples yellow color. Smell has hints of malt, citrus and spice. Taste has the same but is milder than the smell. All in all this does a good job of fitting the profile of Hefeweizen but its far less rich and flavorful than higher end samples. Still, it's nice to be able to get it in a can, and after several reviews I'd have to say Butternuts is turning out quality products.

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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 Rschis16
3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Super sudsy, bursting out of the can. Maybe it got a little too cold in my fridge, but it started as all head. Once it went down, a cloudy pale straw color was revealed. Strong wheaty smell with plenty of citrusy cantaloupe aromas. Very nice and pleasant.

Decent body, with a foamy mouthfeel and a decent amount of wheat flavor mixed with summer style fruits, like cantaloupe and maybe some orange. Dissapates into foam on the tongue, which makes it slightly disconcerting but interesting. Could use a little more intensity in the flavor as it is almost forgotten as I sip it more and more. But the fluffy mouthfeel takes away from the overall experience.

It's possible that it got shaken up or too cold and that may have affected the mouthfeel. I'll have to pick up another can and try it again. Probably worth the second try.

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Photo of Chaney
4.12/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First of all, it's extremely hard to properly pour a hefeweizen from a can.

A: Very cloudy, sandy-orange/pink color, with a finger or so frothy white head that had some staying power. Nice...

S: Strong banana, clove, pepper, and a bit of citrus undertone as well. Yeasty +!

T: Nice fruit - yeast balance! It was a tad on the spicy sided, but I defy anyone to say that this one was lacking in flavor. I particularly enjoyed the candy-clove aftertaste...

M: The lacing left on the glass was moderate, and not sticky in the slightest. Well lacing! The carbonation was fine.

O: This beer was totally a surprise and I can't wait to try more from Butternuts.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.17/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. can

A murky haze of gold with a high, creamy, solid white head, lazy dissipation with lace.

The aroma is really very nice with honey covered wheat, cloves, garden greens, very herbal with a creamy effect and bright fruits.

The yeast packs a really flavorful punch with banana and cloves, green garden hops underneath, a wicked creamy mouthfeel with a crispy first sip...very nice feel. Complex for a wheat beer.

A really fine wheat beer here! in the can so it can go on more adventures than a bottle!

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Photo of ngeunit1
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden-yellow color with a finger of crisp white head. The head fades down really quickly leaving behind barely any lacing.

S - Aroma is a blend of some wheat, some light fruits (banana and peach), and a little bit of spices. There is also just a touch of yeast noticeable.

T - Starts off with some light fruits and some wheat flavor. Little bit of spice in the background. Through the middle some yeast and bread flavors come through. The finish is a mix of some light fruit flavors and a bit of wheat and yeast that linger.

M - Light bodied with moderate lively carbonation. Really crisp and clean, though a touch watery. Finishes fairly clean and a touch dry.

D - Very drinkable. The flavor could use a bit more punch, but what is there is nice and balanced. The nose and the look of the beer could also be a bit more exciting.

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

Pours a hazy pale yellow with some darker brownish sediment falling to the bottom, looks nice. Sports a decent sized white creamy head that falls slow, some light lace is all.

Aroma is wheat and bready malts mingled nice banana notes some light clove to finish it out.

Taste is about on par also bread/wheat light fruit notes banana light citrus hints lemony with nice clove in the finish.

Mouthfeel seems little light for the style but decently carbonated.

Drinkability is good enjoyable enough, not a beer I would grab if i wanted a Hefe though but worth a try.

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Photo of nickthetick
3.94/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: a hazy straw into my trusted duvel glass with a finger of head that thins slowly and leaves little lacing.

S: apricot and cloves and a little banana. Sweet malt.

T: fruity, apricot and bananas. A little spicy, cloves maybe a little cinnamon.

MF: nice medium body, little carbonation and refreshing. Very sweet.

O: great hefe from a can and a good price, plus you have to love mixed 12s

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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 robhunta
3.2/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A thick hazed yellow with a thin layer of head, dissipates, leaving a very small ring. The head was a disappointment.

S - Doughy, yeasty, light sweet malty

T - lemon, doughy yeast, with a nice bitter finish

M - crisp, clean

D - very drinkable, though not terribly flavorful.

A nice balance of yeasty/weisse and bitter hops flavors, but I would like more of both.

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

This isn't the freshest, but its been cold the whole time, and canned so should be good to go hopefully.

A light creamy 1/2 finger head fades at a medium pace with a light lacing over slightly hazy pale wheat golden orange colored beer.

Nose has some nice malty aromas, a really nice wheat, some light Belgian malts and yeast fruits, it has quite a nose like a Belgian golden ale. Light citrus and hint of banana, some apple, and lots of fruits.

Taste is not as light and crisp as I thought, def due to age, gonna have to redo this one sometime, plenty more fruits again, apple, Belgian yeast fruits, banana, pear, light citrus, some nice malts, plenty of wheat flavors, a little gritty, light bitterness and light grassy hops. The finish is fairly dry, with a light grassy hop bitterness, a little gritty again, and lingering light fruits.

Mouth is lighter bodied with decent carbonation, and a little gritty.

Drink is good, light and airy, dry finish, the fruits get a little weird since it's a Hefe, but with the age I'm surprised how well it did.

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Photo of cooch69
3.81/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured an awesome pastel yellow. About as easy to see through as a cave at midnight. Small creamy textured head leaves nice lacing.

Nose of coconut's, banana's and rubber.
A bit off putting. I wonder if this was infected or not. Taste of the beer is pretty subtle so it shows through but still not strong.

Taste is of Pina Colada. Some tea, and a gumminess. The rubbery quality shows in the middle but it is a bit more covered up with all the taste.

This beer is wonderfully creamy, like a nitro can without the nitro. Good and very different Wheat Ale.

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Photo of backfat
3.22/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Andyc5337 for bringing me this cool can.

Poured into SA perfect pint. J 5 quality control on 11 in the backround

pour is hazy and muttled brownish yellow

pork rind, must, flowers, banana, yeasty with a bit of coriander.

spicy, light, and short. a touch of coriander at the tip of the tongue. watery.

eh, it's ok.

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