Brooklyner Weisse | Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.8/5
Very Good
388 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
brooklynbrewery.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UnionMade on 08-01-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,918
Reviews:
256
Ratings:
388
pDev:
12.37%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 388 |  Reviews: 256
Photo of AGB
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of malcontent
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale, hazy straw body with a strong head. Good sticky lacing clings to the side of the glass.

Sharp lemon, hay, fresh-cut flowers all mingle in the nose. A straight-forward smelling weizen.

As with the smell, this is a standard, but well-executed, take on the hefe weizen. Crisp, citrus/wheat interplay dominate the experience. Light sweetness in the aftertaste.

Great texture and exceptionally refreshing. This could be something, especially in warmer weather, that I could drink for a while.

Thanks to AKSmokedPorter for the taste.

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Photo of saintwarrick
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best part of summer is all the wheat beers to try. This one from Brooklyn is new to these parts, pours a dark, old gold that is slightly cloudy. Aroma is cloves, citrus fruits and a familiar wheat-beer yeast. Taste is pleasant and tangy with a clean finish, though there is only a little bite and not much bitterness to offset the tart taste. Smooth and refreshing, a great summer-time beer. A definite must-have on a hot day.

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Photo of ManekiNeko
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle served chilled in a pint glass. Tried well before the "best by" date.

Appearance: Slightly hazy dark yellowish orange topped by a small white head that quickly diminished to a small layer of bubbles. Wisps of foam were left on the side of the glass.

Smell: Fruity esters abound: lemons, orange, and general citrus scents. There's a hint of spiciness from some cloves. No real banana or bubblegum aromas.

Taste: Slightly sour wheat malts. Very lemony and tart. No aftertastes at all. Overall, quite bready.

Mouthfeel: Light and rather crisp from the acidity.

Drinkability: Is this supposed to be a hefe or a Berliner Weisse? I suppose it's possible I got a bad 6-pack, but the store I got it from does a good job tending to their beer.

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Photo of assurbanipaul
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light hazy gold with a thin head. Nose is on the sweet side, a bit syrupy.

Taste is lightly malty and sweet. Hints of lemon citrus and honey wheat amid a light grassy nature. Bready, not too much of a yeasty nature, more of a cream ale flavor with a lemon wedge.

Mouthfeel is thick and heavy but the sweetness makes it go down easy. I could see how this would be great for a hot summer evening, very refreshing. This should be classified under Berliner weisse instead of a hefeweizen as I think that was the brewer's intent. Thanks to AKSmokedPorter for this sample.

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Photo of BBM
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a bright, sunny yellow from the tap. There's a thin white sudsy head and decent lacing. The aroma is bananas and some spices. Hints of caramel malt, as well.

The taste is akin to the smell; bananas, vague spices, and a nice malt backbone. There's also a smooth wheat/bready context to the flavor. Very little bitterness, but a clean and refreshing finish. Mouthfeel was pleasant. This is a very solid hefe, and if you're a fan of the style, I'd recommend it.

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Photo of jmathis
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of slowdaddy
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of necoadam
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew haunted me this past week. I brought a 6 pack of this stuff and after having one each day, I finally came to the conclusion that I like this beer. Perhaps the toughest beer that I had to review yet.
Poured out a dark yellow/golden color with a nice amount of carbonation. Smell consisted of tartness mostly. Some bananas make their appearance, but quite light. Taste was mostly spicy/tartful which took me a while to get to a conclusion for this beer. I was expecting more banana flavor to offset the spicy touch of this beer, but it wasn't all that bad. The first 2 I had to get used to them, but after the 5th one I like it. I had one each day to see how the beer was. But it is a good Hefe.

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Photo of malty
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before 10/06 notched-out of the label.

Pours a cloudy-hazy golden orange with a bright white 1/2" with visible carbonation. Not really any lacing to speak of.

A funky straw earthiness is present in the nose, along with a bland cereal-like maltiness. I swirl my pounder pint glass and catch some lemony-citrus notes.

Nice clove flavors along with a stony mineral-like flavor. Not much banana or bubblegum, but there's the bright citrus edge which is nice. Flavors seem a bit muted seeing this is touted as a 'traditional Bavarian style wheat beer'.

Mouthfeel is spot-on for a wheat. Playful carbonation and a tad bit lighter in body that lets say a 'traditional Bavarian style wheat beer'.

Drinkability is very good. Quenchingly perfect for this mid-80s early evening.

A good wheat beer. Just good. I'd love to try this on-tap at the source. Until then, I'll stick with the Weihenstephaner, as long as it's FRESH.

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Photo of Snellgg5
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Franchise
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a crisp golden orange color that left a thick white head that disappated quickly leaving a small lace. The aroma is fresh, brisk, orange and lemon zest followed by a generous helping of citrus and piney hop bite. It follows with a sweet banana and spice background typical with a Hefeweizen. The taste is highly carbonated, sharp bitter bite of hops round out this sweet bready fruity interpretation of the style.

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Photo of Rudgers73
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale, cloudy, yellow, 1/2 inch head. Definite weisse aroma. Dry, wheat, cardboard, orange peel, coriander, yeast. The taste is very similar to the smell. A standard wiesse beer with a full body, rich taste and clean mouthfeel. Brooklyn can sure make a clean beer and with the low ABV, it will make a great addition to my summer sessions.

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Photo of mullenite
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Naes
3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The appearance is a bit cloudy and copper colored. The head is medium sized and white.

The nose detects yeast, cloves and a bit of citrus with spice.

Its flavor is yeasty, a bit of citrus and has an aftertaste that almost reminds me of a portabella mushroom.

The mouth feel is sparkly with generous amounts of carbonation and light in the body department.

This one is an easy drinking beer, but not one that I will go out of my way to get another of.

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Photo of ejh06752
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of aquatonex
4.42/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Oh my... what a great Weisse!

Pours a dark, cloudy golden-amber. A little darker than the Weisse's I've had previously. Also, a bit clearer. I like them cloudier. Nice, delicate head. Smell is pleasantly infused with fruits, yeasts, and some wheatiness. Taste is smooth wonderful. The balance between the yeast, wheat, and fruit is exceptional. My favorite Weisse at the moment.

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Photo of kb2250
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of sweethome
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours golden with just a little haze. Wispy head of white is gone in an instant. Just a hint of clove on the nose and little "burnt" malt. Silky smooth entry - fills out the palate well. Spritzy, a little bit of clove, lots of wheat malts - that slight burnt character. A rich flavor profile. Love the mouthfeel and finish. A nice dose of hops.

A very good wheat beer of distiniction.

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Photo of scooter231
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with an abundance of white, frothy head that slowly disappates. No lacing. Smells wheaty and malty, sweet but a dry sweetness- nothing too overpoweringly sugary. Also getting whiffs of vanilla and a nice presence of banana. Just a lovely nose on this guy.

Taste is dry and slightly tart- more banana, wheatyness, and some sweet malt. A light sour tang in the background that's a tich lemony. Some spices are floating around in there that I can't quite pinpoint- clove, maybe?-, but it livens the beer up. A nice-feeling, light breadyness near the end of the sip. All very well-balanced- though just a taaaad lacking compared to the nose.

The mouthfeel is lightly chewy, light, very easy to drink. I could have a few of these, easy, especially at the end of a hot summer day. Refreshing.

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Photo of TheTrevor
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I bought this on the cheap ($2.50 for a sixpack) from my local beerporium, likely because it's marked "best before January '08". Oh well, we'll see how its age affects its flavor. It poured a darkish yellow with copper highlights with a single-finger head and some aggressive visible carbonation. The smell is pretty fruity, with some orange and banana and some wheat smell. The taste starts off with some orange and banana that gives way to some spices and an interesting amount of floral taste. The mouthfeel is a little watery with decent amount of very fine carbonation that makes for a very crisp feeling. This is a very drinkable beer, and doesn't seem to have suffered from its age. I'd love to try it on tap somewhere to compare.

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Photo of goalie33
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of mfigueroa713
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Beastdog75
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Strangely, the first thing I have to say about this beer is about the label: the lime green label struck me as a tad bit odd, but certainly eye-catching. The beer inside the bottle is top-notch however, and it just might be the best American wheat beer I've ever had.

Brookylner Weisse pours a hazy yellow-gold color with a decent foamy head that lasts about 2 minutes and leaves some sticky lace. The aroma was a bit average for a hefe: yeasty, some banana notes, and perhaps even a bit musty. The moutfeel was low in carbonation and quite smooth. Quite a summer quencher and dangerously quaffable. The flavors in this brew are very true to the style. The banana, cloves, spices, and yeast are all here. A sweet beer but there is some dryness in the finish to help balance things out. Not really complex but very flavorful. The dryness continues into aftertaste with some wheat flavors and some spices, and the brew concludes with no alcoholic warmth.

As I mentioned before, this is probably the best American made wheat brew I've had, and it is also probably a contender for the best hefeweizen I've had. Quite an accomplishment for a hefe that isn't even made in Germany! Great thirst quencher, and I couldn't even fathom tarnishing this with lemon, so leave it out if you pick up this beer.

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Photo of Lupe
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy gold color with a nice bright white head that leaves nice lacing. Sweet malt aroma with wheat, banana, clove, lemon, and a touch of vanilla. A fruitness sets things off, followed by bread and spice. Light hops and citrus finish things off and a slight bitterness lingers. Medium in body, crisp and smooth. Easy to drink and very quenching. Very nice.

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Brooklyner Weisse from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 388 ratings
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