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Smuttynose Weizenheimer | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
smuttynose.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by SixpointJMH on 11-11-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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45
pDev:
14.86%
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.97/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite interesting... a hybrid Bavarian hefeweizen/American wheat! It pours a cloudy golden-orange body with a short but creamy bright-white head. The retention is limited and it drops shortly to a thin surface covering; although it does leave a minor amount of spotty lace. Unlike the "American" appearance, however, it delivers a fairly authentic Bavarian nose that includes banana, clove, and some light fruit (apple, pear)... except that there's also a bit of a smoky/plastic phenolic that wouldn't be acceptable in Germany! The body is light but it doesn't offer the intially crisp and then creamy mouthfeel of the great Bavarian examples. Still, it's gently crisp and smooth across the palate, which is nice. The banana and clove returns in the flavor, mingling nicely with a gently sweet malt and well-balanced underlying bitterness. It finishes with a wash of yeasty dryness; some residual lightly sweet and grainy maltiness; and lingering notes of soft clove and mild fruit (strawberry, melon, light lemon). This is definately a beer that grows on you. It's unique, and therefore interesting as well as refreshing and flavorful.

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Photo of smcolw
2.32/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Yellow-straw in color, slightly cloudy, small head, slight lace

Citrus, sour wheat smell; kind of a corriander spice aroma.

Very tart with an abundance of wheat flavor. Rather thin. Did I mention tart? What a naughty beer. Puckering aftertaste.

If you like powerful wheat beers, this one might be for you. I prefer smooth hefeweizens. I can't recommend this one; it's too much for me.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.02/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Golden slightly hazed tone with a decent sized white head, quickly dwindles leaving uneven rings of lacing around the glass. Aroma: Some characteristic banana and clove with a zing of cirtrus notes, and German noble hops. Really overall the smell is pretty dead on for a hefeweizen, nice so far. Taste: A great blend of banana syrup and clove finish citrus bite to the overall profile, ample finishing hops just a touch. Mouthfeel: This is where it differs from a true German hefe, the mouthfeel isn't as spritzy/fluffy medium to light bodied ale, crisp and coats the palate with a syrupy texture. Drinkability: Good all around summer brew, and one of the better American brewed hefeweizens I have tasted.

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Gavage
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear yellowish orange color with a nice 1+" white head. Some light lacing develops. The aroma is of wheat and grass. The flavor is mild as the wheat tones are soft but are balanced with a bit of spiciness and lightly sour citrus.

The mouthfeel is lightly crisp and dry on the finish. This is on the lighter side of a medium bodied beer. Some small sediment does float in the glass. Carbonation seems a bit weak. Drinkable, but this is most enjoyable as a hot summer day brew.

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Photo of WesWes
4.12/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy light golden color with a lacey head. The nose is of sweet wheat malts. The flavor is delicious. Wheat malts, banana flavor, and a crisp finish make up this simple, yet concise replication of a wheat beer. The body is light and highly drinkable. An awesome summer time brew.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.3/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy straw color with a nice light creamy white head and good carbonation. Wheaty grain aroma with a very slight citric zestiness. Grain flavors dominate. Light-medium (leans light) bodied and refreshing.

An excellent example of a well made American Wheat ! Very refreshing for those hot muggy DC days... Certainly NOT "An authentic bavarian-style hefeweizen" as claimed on their website. Do not buy or review this thinking you are going to get the classic banana-clove characteristics...

Bottled: 09/03
Tasted: 06/24/04

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Photo of jdhilt
3.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Short white head that went quickly, slow carbonation and cloudy yellow color. Nose is wheat and the yeast shows up in the aftertaste. Forced to buy a 12-pak something I rarely do but for me it was new and a required purchase but it isn't bad for a wheat.

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Photo of ppoitras
3.97/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at The Horseshoe Pub, Hudson, MA, presented in an imperial pint Guinness glass.

No head to speak of when delivered, so not sure if there was one to begin with, and it dissipated before I saw it, or what. No lacing when swirling this glass of cloudy golden liquid. Pleasant grainy taste, which was intensified by the earthy aroma of same, which included a touch of citrus. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of ZAP
4.12/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very cloudy dark yellow....nose is big on bananas..also some underlying malt notes...taste is a nice banana flavor....good wheat maltiness...cloves linger quietly in the background but are there....body is relatively thick for this style....a real nice beer....maybe not a perfect traditional hefe but not fsar off and tasty none-the-less....I'm very impressed with this brewery so far...

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of francisweizen
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A good american wheat beer and my first brew from Smuttynose brewery. This beer pours a cloudy yellow color with a small head. It smells of lemons, fruits, and sugars. Hops and malts are very hard to distinguish, if they are even there, and this beer tastes very fruity. The fruit gets to me after a while so the drinkability has to get nicked a few times because of that. The mouthfeel was also a bit harsh and acidic on this beer as well. Overall, a pretty good fruity american wheat beer from Smuttynose.
Cheers!,
F.

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Photo of tgbljb
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured a cloudy yellow color with modest white puffy head. Smell is nice and spicy, with cloves predominating. Some peasr and banana also to be found. Taste foloows through on the smell with nice spices (corriander) and some summer fruit noted. Finished refreshing and light, A good enjoyable beer.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.17/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Barrelhouse Brewfest sample #7. A light orange color. Citrusy and somewhat spicy on the nose (allspice?). Very grainy/yeasty tasting with the alcohol phenols having nowhere to hide. Drinkable? Not too many of these, now, it's strong stuff. Reminds me a little bit of Orval, which I'm still trying to learn how to enjoy, but this comes across as a quality attempt.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
3.05/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Weizenheimer Ale by Smutty Nose- from a holiday variety case.

pours a cloudy yellow with a thin fizzy white head. looks very carbonated.
The smell is wheat, grain, & cloves.
The taste isn't too bad. Lotsa cloves with a slight fruit tinge. Very smooth with no aftertaste.
A very hum-drum beer, not bad but I wouldn't buy a 6 pack of it.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
3.29/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NEhophead
2.89/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bottle.

Frothy white head that fades quickly to a thin layer. Lots of lacing that doesn't stick all that well. Yellow and whitish in color with a heavy looking haze.

Very, very faint aromas. Actually tough to pick out the aromas: some citric and wheat but nothing else.

A mild wheat and grain driven flavor with some lemon and light diacetyl. The flavors are not intense at all, which is disappointing considering how attractive the hefe looks. There's no unpleasant bitterness, but it lacks a lot of the flavors true to the style.

Very light on the palate with a decent amount of carbonation. No obtrusive aftertaste. Refreshing, but again the flavors true to the style are simply not present.

Light in terms of flavor and abv%, which is why this hefe is so drinkable. Not one I would recommend at all, but it would be easy to drink these all night without getting too hurt.

Very disappointing considering the promising appearance. It just lacked a lot of flavor IMO. This is one to pass on.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
2.33/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I really am trying my best to acquire a test for hefewiezens. But I'm failing completely. Well, here goes...

Appearance: A sickly yellow with hardly any head and no lace.

Smell: Old garbage that's been sitting in a hot apartment all day.

Taste: Makes me think of steamed vegetables. And the wheat aftertaste makes me think of eating mold, but I've never eaten mold so I'm just trying to come up with an apt description that sounds right to me.

Mouthfeel: Alright, this was fine. Slightly carbonated and it rolled around the mouth nicely.

Drinkability: I think this is a matter of taste. But this beer does absolutely nothing for me.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The body is hazy golden in hue with a little off-white head. The nose is of malt and fruit. Fine flavors of banana and wheat malt with a little bit of raisin sense. The feel is light and tasty, plenty of drinkability from the crisp, clean feel. Lots of yeast notes in the nose and look.

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Photo of SixpointJMH
3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a decent looking slightly clody golden colour with a smaller than expected head that's not terribly sticky and not long lasting. not bad, but needs some work. the smell here is pretty average. typical hefe but blander. sweetness overpowers citrus and there's only a slight notice of spice and wheat. the taste here is pretty good, but, again, it seems to be watered down a bit. wheat upfront, with a bit of fizzy citrus and then wheat again in the back. i would have kicked up the carbonation on this one a bit. overall, this isn't a bad brew, but definitely could stand for some tinkering. a decent summer thirst quencher, but not amongst my favourites in the smuttynose family.

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Photo of Foxman
3.92/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It pours an almost clear lemony yellow, bubbly and iridescent. Unlike the experience of others with this beer, four-plus fingers of spongy white head erupts and retains for quite some time. A webwork of lacings clings to the inside of the glass.

The aroma brings a tangy wheaten sweetness. A fetching yeasty sourness overlays a slight banana note and mingles with a cool, spicy character.

Upon sipping, a grainy wheat semi-sweetness is leavened by accompanying tones of tanginess and earthy fruit. An underlying bitterness comes through in the middle before a doughy yeast essense asserts closer to the end. The finish is comprised of more grain and a softer lingering bitterness. Overall, it's decently balanced and considerably refreshing.

Light bodied, it still lends a thin coating sensation across the palate, and the yeasty carbonation gives a lively feel.

The flavor doesn't deliver as distinctly as the aroma presages, but it still refreshes nicely and establishes a pleasant identity. The fruit and grain mingle to freshen the palate, and the carbonation and sour tang augment the sensation. It goes down almost like water, but it's considerably more fun to drink and therein lies a strength. Sure, smutty wheat's not so good, as any farmer will tell you, but Smuttynose wheat is good enough to make this sixer an enjoayble enough expereince.

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Photo of Dewey0603
2.87/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This has your typical hefe weizen look.Its cloudy,but a little light with a very nice two finger lacey head.The smell is a full floral,grassy,and lemony scent.This has a decent taste for the genre,but it ends a little weak.There is a very strong lemon,wheat start,but this ends a little watery.The mouthfeel is much too light even for this type of beer.I don't think I would try this again even if I could.

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Photo of meathookjones
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a hazy golden yellow with about a half-inch of white foam that quickly falls to a light covering of bubbles. Some lace is left around the glass as this was consumed. From my experience most smutty nose product look a lot better in the head department but this was not bad. The smell was of wheat with a lemony zest as well as a bit of spiciness. Grainy cereal like flavors dominate the taste with a citric fruit spice about it. This one ends in a dry finish that leaved you looking for that next sip. Mouthfeel is almost medium with sufficient carbonation. It goes down fairly smooth and refreshing. Overall a solid example of the style that is refreshing and a good thirst quencher.

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Photo of stirgy
2.82/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cute label. The color was very light gold, almost straw yellow. Not really cloudy in appearance, but full of suspended particulates and cruddy yeast. The small head fizzed out quickly and the beer had little to no carbonation. The aroma is light and lemony with some sweet grains coming through as well as some buttery hop character. Pretty weak aroma overall. The taste is light, bittersweet and finishes with a bit of astringency. Light body of malt. Overall, this is very light. Somewhat flavorful with some spicy character and a little tanginess. Not bad, but not that entirely pleasant either.

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Photo of Stimack
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Weizenheimer pours to a hazy straw colored yellow with a ½ inch white head that breaks down quite quickly and has hardly any lacing. The smell is of yeast, wheat and a citrus zing. Not a huge fan of hefe’s but it is not bad smelling, quite nice actually. The taste is of clover and a banana fruity flavor makes it a pretty decent brew as well. Over all it was a nice experience, don’t think I would have tried it if it did not come in a variety pack, so I am please that it was the “special” brew.

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Smuttynose Weizenheimer from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 45 ratings
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