Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse | Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-WeisseBrooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse

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Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brooklyn version. This brew is the result of the long friendship of Brooklyn brewmaster Garrett Oliver and Schneider brewmaster Hans-Peter Drexler. Garrett had always admired the delicate balance of flavors in Schneider Weisse, while Hans-Peter had long enjoyed the effusive hop character of Brooklyn East India Pale Ale and BLAST! Garrett's concept for the collaboration was that each brewmaster would brew essentially the same pale, hoppy weissbock in the other's brewery, but with different hopping to reflect the local hop flavor.

Dry-hopped w/ American Amarillo and Palisade.

Added by Todd on 09-18-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.95/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow. This beer is a real treat.

Poured into my deliurium tremens snifter, golden honey color, one finger head.

The smell is an amazingly hoppy, but delicate not overwelming.

Full bodied perfect carbonation. Very smooth.

The sweet citrusy flavor takes you in finished off with a magnificent hop tatste.

This beer is amazing and one of my all time favorates. I cannot imagine what a few years in the cellar will bring.

I am so sad that this is a limited release. I will be buying a case very soon.

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Photo of RicoBrew
4.95/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was a volunteer beer-pourer at the 2008 GABF and I was helping serve this bad boy next to Garrett Oliver himself. This was my favorite of the cadre of beers Brooklyn Brewery brought with them to the beer fest.

A- Straw gold, mildly hazy.

S- Nice noble hop aroma, citrusy and floral. They did a great job with the dry hop. The hop nose is powerful, but it gives way to a myriad of other notes rather than just an overpowering hop smell. An underlying bready yeast character comes through on the back of the nose. Extremely pleasant.

T- This is beautiful. The hop flavor sits on your tongue for a little bit, but then it gives way to a wonderful light wheat flavor with enough bitterness to prevent it from being overly sweet. Upon swallowing, the hop flavor is resurgent along the back of the tongue giving it a great dry finish.

M- A great dynamic occurs between the carbonation and the heavier weissbock aspect of this beer. It sits just long enough on the tongue to impart it's flavor and then fades. No cloying sweetness, not effervescent.

D- I definitely could drink a whole bottle of this at one sitting and not realize it.

Overall, an extremely well-made beer and a great example of collaboration between two outstanding breweries.

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4.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Champagne bottle in a .5L Schneider Weisse glass (I'm so glad I have these)

Appearance: pale gold, explosively carbonated, thick thick thick and creamy white head, the head is very resilient and won't go away

Nose: complex, spicy, hoppy, meringue, bubble gum

Taste: rich and sweet, malty, ultra-complex, bubble gum, hoppy finish, much stronger than the usual weissebiers, coriander, balanced

Mouthfeel: well rounded and smooth

This is by far one of the top three weisse biers that I have ever had the privilege of drinking. I would consider this a superbier (I think I may have just coined the word) because of it's superb pedigree. Garrett Oliver and Hans-Peter Drexler have created a masterpiece with no equal.

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4.82/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden and yellow. Great head and great lacing.
Aroma was fantastic. Yeast,hops,banana,citrus notes,cloves,sweet and a very mild bitterness. An exceptional taste to a great idea by Master Brewers.
The overall feel is smooth,hops,high carbonation,crispy and wild.

Notes: This brew is special,well balanced and a Brooklyn gem.
I will wait for this every year and those who do not appreciate this are really missing out or I dare say say have a weak palate.
No offense,this brew is just too good. Session possible and my bottle said 8.5 % ABV.great drinkability.

Love it or leave it alone.

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4.82/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

WOW, This is truly delightful. Oh my! When I saw this,I couldn't wait to try this jewel.

A-Pours a hazy light golden color, with a fluffy rocky medium sized head that quikly fades to just a colar around the beer.

S-Oh my... At first pours, it's like smelling ripe olives! which I've never gotten out of a beer, but it's a nice beer olive smell. Then soon after that, it moves into a ripe bright yet earthy green apple aroma. Tied in with floral hops that just perfectly compliment this complex brew. There also is some yeasty bread dough in the back when you really search for it. This is the first beer I really got strong green apples in the aroma and flavor.

T-What can I say... It's like I'm drinking a hoppy alcoholic apple cider with a slight hop bitter bite and a tad bit of alcohol spicyness.

M-Full bodied and a little dry in the end. Perfectly carbonated! FULL BODIED!!!

D-Although it's full bodied and pretty high in alcohol, it's decietfully drinkable. Very nice indeed. Go get one if you can find it!!!

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4.82/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this bottle in a trade with nutbrown and seeing as I really flipped(a good thing) when I had a few samples at last year's GABF, boy am I pleased. Thanks Alan!

It pours from the caged and corked, very good looking 750ml bottle a hazy(turns cloudy after the initial pour) orange gold with a 3 finger head of ever rising foam..ok, so I had to eat some of the foam before I could actually hold up the glass and look at it but hey, I don't mind suffering through that. Anywho, this puppy has a lot of bubbly action going on and there's a lot of sticky lacing.

The nose gives me big notes of wheat, yeast, clove, banana, spice, and hops. It just smells *that* damn good.

First sip brings back the memories of the small samples I had...Wheat working in perfect unison with hops. Man. Nice spice here as well with a flavourful but not overdone presence of clove, good banana flavour, yeast, and again, the hoppy goodness meshes so darn well. This is so drinkable but I have to watch out as this isn't exactly a lightweight when it comes to the abv and I don't want my judgement being impaired by drinking it too quickly.

Nice medium mouthfeel here, and though the carbonation looks spritzy in the glass, it isn't highly carbonated at all. Gotta love these bottle conditioned beers. It finishes with a nice mix of wheat and lemon zest that demands that I take another sip. Wow. What a brew!! Btw, to clarify my previous remark, there is no sign of the alcohol in the taste and there's just some slight warming after the swallow.

Bottom line: This is my favourite Brooklyn brew to date and it's going to take some doing to knock it off its perch. A big "Thank You" goes out to Brooklyn for brewing this wonderful nectar and to nutbrown, again, for sending this bottle my way. Highly recommended to the nth degree!

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4.82/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle w cork and cage. seems to have a batch number of 0938. still has the old "trappist rings" on the bottle neck, so this is likely from the original batch, before the new belgium/westmalle legal fracas.

tasted in late april 2009.

golden, dark straw color with orange brown tones. cloudy (bottle was swirled). big, rocky head, slowly recedes to sudsy thin layer. decent amount of foamy, sudsy lace, though splotchy.

still a big hop nose despite the age, with citrus and pine, quickly met by banana, clove, possible coriander, parsley, passion fruit, fresh citrus, and bready yeast and malt. hops are still the showcase however. blends well with phenols and spice. whiffs of alcohol show the strength of the brew without getting boozy.

taste: piney, citrusy blast meets estery banana and tropical fruits, cleaned up by and moderate to bold bitterness that is crisp yet resinous, along with the spices and phenols. all while staying deliciously bready and yeasty underneath. nice!

medium body, creamy with yeast, with acidic and resinous edge, further sharpened into a crisp finish by the moderate carbonation.

i really like this beer. the schneider version i feel becomes too weirdly chemically and plasticy with the heavy dry-hopping of hallertaur. here, the citrusy, piney and fruity american hopping actually complements the weissbier character.

intensity of flavor and high alcohol prevent the drinkability from scoring a 5.

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4.82/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a 750ml bottle of Hopfen-Weisse from Di Cicco's supermarket in Ardsley NY. This is a collaboration of two of my favorite brewerys. I love Schneider Weisse as well as Brooklyn Lager, but was apprehensive about combining the two distinct elements of each beer. What a pleasant surprise when I opened the fizzing bottle and partook in the pungent hop aroma. It is a very carbonated beer with an extreme head. But the perfect balance of flavors set this beer apart from a German wheat beer or American lager. The hop character is not overwhelming and the weissen flavors are not masked by the hops. I was able to enjoy each fundamental nature of both beer/brewery. This was a very good beer, in a cool bottle. I will not pass up the option to have this beer again... and I think I'll head back to Di Ciccio's for another bottle or two.

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Photo of OskarL
4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - A brown/orange straw colorish beer with a head that stays and leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell - A lot of hops, yeast, spicy, banana, citrus, pineapple and a bit sour.

Taste - Sweet, lots of hops, bubblegum, some yeast, ripe fruit and some bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, medium body with mild carbonation.

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4.79/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle obtained at Whole Foods in Portland, Maine. Pours a murky golden yellow with about an inch of slow-to-dissipate off-white head. Banana, nut, bubblegum, citrussy herbal hops dominate the aroma. Banana, nut, bubblegum, citrus (orange and lemon mostly), pith, herb dominate the flavor too. Very well balanced, with just enough hop character to balance and make it interesting. Medium-bodied with ample carbonation from bottle conditioning. Very drinkable, despite the complexity and ABV. Stellar. Possibly the finest example of the style I've had. I much prefer it over the Schneider-Brooklyner version.

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