Smuttynose Weizenheimer | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose WeizenheimerSmuttynose Weizenheimer
BEER INFO

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by SixpointJMH on 11-11-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
45
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
14.86%
 
 
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 42
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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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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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 yankeeheel
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy yellow with a small but active white head. No retention and a little lacing. Smells quite yeasty.

Tastes like a decent hefe should. Nice and chewy with a bunch of yeast and lemon efervessence. Quite a bit of carbonation in the middle carries it to a slightly hoppy ending. Nice brew, very drinkable.

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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 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 Running4beer
3.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a hazy yellow color with little to no head that quickly vanishes leaving no trace of anything behind. Smell is that of wheat and bananas....Taste is pretty much the same bananas and wheat, taste pretty good actually. No carbonation and easily drinkable.

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Photo of dwarbi
3.79/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Weizenheimer pours a very thin head that goes away very quickly, leaving only the faintest ring around the glass. The beer is slightly darker than straw-colored. Pleasant aroma. Wheaty. Not very strong, but nice. Very full taste and a nice mouthfeel. Malty. Refreshing and light. Good beer. I could have a six of these on a hot summer night.

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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 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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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 yen157
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured with a quickly receding foamy head. The body was a cloudy and light golden. Very light banana scent. There was something else in the nose that I liken to sugarless lemon candy. Lenient wheat malt body, with a smooth consistency . Lemon-citrus finish. Lightly carbonated brew. Good, but not great. Not a summer quaffer IMO due to the body being more substantial than some more desirable hefes.

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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 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 kunzbrew
4.15/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw color with a nice white fluffy head that disapates rather
quickly. Rich smell of bananas and clove hit the nose hard upon first smell
of the glass. The taste of bananas is not as strong as the smell, but a more
citrus taste fill the palate with a clove after taste that hangs around.
This is a pretty good beer for Smuttynose no wonder it is selling like hot
cakes right now.

Cheers

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Photo of bewareOFpenguin
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Update 1 July 04:
Changed the recipe. Half the beer it used to be. *sniff*.
You can't go home again.

Cloudy orange with a whimsical white lace head, this was only offered in a twelve pack. I placed three into already opened Smutty sampler 12 pack. It was a good move. Great bold taste, truely refreshing. Just the right bite of hops, and good crisp taste. I should have bought the twelve pack.

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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 StevieW
4.42/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I just found one of these hiding in a dark corner of my beer fridge. I brought back a Smuttynose sampler pack from my August New England Beer Vacation. 12 oz bottle, light blue label, with a yellow cartoon looking character on the front.

Cloudy golden to orange colored. Creamy, rich and fluffy head. Ver good hefeweiss combination of banana, citrus, yeasty goodness. Bottle swirl produced an extra shot of rich wheat smells. Taste was crisp, tangy wheat snap. Nice citrus cripsness, and sweet banana, and wheated malt finish. Medium bodied and spot on for the style. One of the better American versions of a German Hefewiessbier. I found it very refreshing, crisp and full flavored. Look for it next summer, you'll like it.

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Photo of MaineBeerMan
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy golden orange color with a large white head of foam typical to the style.
The smell of this beer is right on for a Hefeweizen, citrus, banana, clove and some grassy barnyard are all in there.
Refreshing flavor, wheaty, with a good bit of orangey citrus and some banana though it seemed a bit thin and watery compared to others of the style.
Decent Hefe, with a good drinkability, would be perfect on a hot summer day.

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Photo of BillyBrew
4.22/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was the summer seasonal brew out of a mixed 12 pack.

Slightly hazey pale-amber colour with a thin, but sticky white-lace. That wet, malted wheat nose with slight banana and even more slight "vanillaness." Not an overbearing nose, very nice. Strong wheat-malt flavor and more subtle cloves. Edgey, carbonated medium body that is clean and dry.

A solid hefeweiss/wheat brew. Clean and refreshing. Tastes good in November, probably great in August.
Cheers!

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3.5 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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