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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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Photo of senorton
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was excited to see this on the shelf--i'm presuming it's a new offering from Brooklyn in their big-bottle (750 ml) Germano-Belgian line. ("100% Bottle Re-fermented") I enjoyed the Brooklyn Local 1 very much.

Poured from the German-made brown 750 ml bottle into a nonic. Pours a hazy tawny tan-brown with a puffy two-fingers-plus head which recedes down to half-inch layer which hangs in there and clings nicely.

The nose shows distinct hops initially, which is joined by some sweetness.

Initially on the tongue there is biscuity malt with a slightly metallic tang which moves into a fruity sweetness and then finishes with a lingering hop and again the slight metallic tang.

Mouthfeel: a light prickle from the carbonation; the body is medium-to-rich and quite coating.

Nice brew! At 8.5 ABV it's relatively strong but i'm not really noticing the alcohol on the nose or the palate. (It's more obvious upon standing up.) Weissbock is not a style I'm terribly familiar with, which is probably not a problem since this is an experiment in synthesis. I'm enjoying it quite a bit; i'm also thinking that the slight metalic aspect could smooth out with age. Think I'll go back for another and cellar it for several months.

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Photo of GJ40
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 750ml bottle in a tulip glass.

A - This one starts off well before you even open it. It's in a great bottle with nice coloring and a great logo. The beer is a dark straw color with a hazy complexion and a huge head that lasts forever.

S - A very strong wheat aroma typical of a hef with some sweetness and hops coming through as well.

T - Starts with a very strong wheat, hef flavor and then the hops (flavor and bitterness) take over. Very interesting combination. I liked it more and more as I went on.

M - This beer has a lot of texture to it and a nice low to moderate level of carbonation.

D - I'm not a big hef fan but this is a fun beer and an interesting project. I'll definitely try it again.

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Photo of BeerSox
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml corked & caged bottle into 23oz weizen glass. I wish they used a more traditional German hefe-weizen type bottle so I can fit all of the beer and the yeast sediment into the glass. Right now the first two-thirds are in the glass, with most of the sediment in the bottle.

Cloudy with a hue that's burnt orange at the top and more of a golden yellow toward the bottom. The head is thick and static, and never settles to anything. It simply stayes about two inches tall, thick, and frothy with the middle slowly sagging. As the beer moves down the glass, thick patches of foamy head stick to the glass. Otherwise, the lacing is very spotty.

The normal banana and cloves are in there (and I find them to be a fantastic mix in this case). A little but of unusual hop aroma, the point of this beer, is in there as well, but the more tradional banana/clove is the dominant aroma. So far most of the yeast hasn't made it in, but it's still showing its presence well in the aroma. A little bit of tart wheat malt is in there as well.

The wheat malt is similar to the aroma: crisp and slighty tart. Sweet fruit flavors are in there, along with some light hop bitterness - a flavor foreign to this style. I'd say the hops do a good job balancing a normally ultra-sweet beer. Full bodied with some slightly spritzy carbonation. The finish is lingering spices, with a little bit of toasty grain.

Brooklyn did a good job with this one by adding a little American style to an old German style without overdoing it. I think this is a good alteration - a hoppy Hefe Weizen. However, what the world doesn't need is a Double/Imperial Hefe Weizen. I would like to see another brewery attempt this, but I don't want them to try to "up the ante" by dumping in pound after pound of Cascade or Centennial hops. As for the beer: smooth, complex (especially with the extra hops), and enjoyable. The hops added some flavor but they did not take over the beer - plenty of the original style is still there. I think this is a beer that traditionalists can enjoy as well. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Bitterbill
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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Photo of peabody
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out an orange yellow with a ton of suds that stick to the side of the Hefe glass.
Aroma is clove and banana with just a slight hint of hops. You can't smell the alcohol here.
You can't taste the alcohol here either. But it is a mild banana/clove with a citrus flavor (I guess from the hops. Not a bad combination here.
Mouthfeel is a little oily but the flavors die pretty quickly and you want the next sip pretty quickly. The 8.2% can't be detected at all.
Don't know about sessioning this one though.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. The bottle and labeling is absolutely stunning, props to Brooklyn for making on of the nicest looking labels I have seen. Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with a massive off-white head that possesses excellent retention and lacing. The aroma is banana, clove and citrus with some wheat and yeast. The taste features a very nice hoppiness to compliment the wheat, banana, clove and spices. Overall, I am extremely impressed with this offering. Props to Garrett Oliver and Hans-Peter Drexler for collaborating to create such an outstanding brew. Highly Recommended.

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Photo of RomanW70
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. I've been looking forward to this beer for a while. Pours cloudy orange with a fluffy white head. Great aroma of superfresh hops, imparting a spicy, earthy, citrusy aroma in addition to the more traditional bread and banana notes. Taste is similar, with really fresh hop character and a distincitive clove/spice quality. Excellent beer. Will definitely have again. This is definitely my favorite of the pair.

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Photo of wagenvolks
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This has to be one of the most gorgeous bottles of beer I've ever had the good fortune to open. Corked & caged, double rings around the neck, raised label, notch for the wine rack along the base. Truly a beauty.

The pour is impressive as well, filling my Corsendonk tulip with a pale, hazy, golden body capped by a thick layer of eggshell-white foam. Retention is absoultely superb, and some lacing streaks the margins of the glass. The aroma, despite the dry-hop, is a bit underwhelming, but still good. Notes of butter, pepper, citrus, flower petals, and sweet candied malts. [EDIT: second try, much better, stronger aroma...very enjoyable]

The flavor is unlike any beer I've tried, and in a good way. Buttery, floral, spicy, and altogether a delicious balance of yeast, malts, and hops. This is one of the few beers that is so complex, describing the taste in words doesn't do it justice. Mouthfeel is uber-carbonated, with a champagne-like bubbliness at first that eventually mellows. The aftertaste is all hops, and the Amerillo really shines through, leaving a nice bitter hoppy finish. I loved this beer. Despite the High ABV, the alcohol note is very subdued. BROOK-NAWW, you my 'ish.

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Photo of oberon
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good to finally get my hands on this,poured into the Brooklyner-Schneider glass made just for this beer a murky lemon tea color with a nice large fluffy head that stuck like glue to the glass as it settled ever so slowly.Lighter aromas than expected I picked up some Amarillo resiny-citric presence along with some yeasty clove,man was this complex on the palate starting out somewhat phenolic and clovey with some banana esters than the hop presence shows through with some resiny features along with some lemony citrus notes,slightly medicinal with some spicey white pepper in the finish.Alot of stuff going on with a great American hop presence to go along with alot of weizenbock attributes,a great brew.

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Photo of Donnie2112
4.67/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

appearance: cloudy, pale amber, yellow with a bit of green in there with a big fluffy white head and nice lace. towards the end of the bottle I emptied the yeast into the bottle and it looks almost like orange juice.

smell: the nose is HUGE, could smell it from 3 feet away when I opened it. lots of clove and banana extremely sweet also a bit of floral hop aroma in there.

taste: banana as expected, nutty yeast and some clove, I really like the citric hop finish

mouthfeel: heavily carbonated, rather light and just a bit oily

drinkability: the cleansing hop finish and overall nice light wheat beer taste contribute to this being an exceptionally good drinkin beer

probably my favorite wheat beer of all time.

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Photo of ATPete
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle corked and caged.

A- Lets start with the bottle...this is probably one of the most attractive beer labels i have seen yet. Garrett and crew really went all out with this one.
Now the beer...Pours an extremely hazy yellow with a huge white head, lots of sediment in all 3 glasses. The 750 erupted upon a pretty gentile opening. The beer not wiped clean from the glass got hard and crusted down the neck of the bottle after about an hour...

S- Tons of Alcohol and Hops, subtle spicing.

T- The hops hit you first, hard. The very soft wheat character shoots in and really mellows things out a bit, this is something incredible, but pretty unbalanced. The alcohol is very apparent. As it warms and breathes this on just gets better

M- Solid, not heavy, solid. After it warms for about a half hour it really thickens up

D- Great, the 750 just gets better as it warms I would say buy a few but at the 12.99 shelf price you can use your own judgement.

R- A bit too extreme in nature. But an excellent beer all the same!

*wash your glass as soon as your done with this one. I had about an inch of yeast left in my Brooklyn glass when finished!

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Photo of gcarl
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

purchased at Charles St. Liquors, noticed the new addition and swiped it up.

750ml bottle corked and caged

Appearance: poured into a tulip has a hazy orange color.

Smell: Musty musty musty, citrus, clove

Taste: I was turned off by the smell quite frankly. The taste blew me away. It has the PERFECT balance of sweetness, tartness and hoppiness.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability: The carbonation makes this brew go down smooth and easily hides any alcohol taste.

yet another great brew from Brooklyn!!


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Photo of yelterdow
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and caged bottle served at between fridge and cellar temperature in a weissbier glass. The code on back label reads 0378.

Appearance- Wow... first off, this is much *paler* in color than I would ever have imagined. With a sudden pop of the cork, this beer begins to emerge out the neck... no worries, I'm tilting this 45 degrees and watching it glug into the glass. Hazy and pale gold, there are small pieces of yeast sending microbubbles straight up into the crown, keeping it four fingers tall. Humongous gobs of lacing are everywhere... this is real pretty.

Smell- BAM!! Amarillo hops *big time*... this was dry hopped according to the label with those and Palisade as well... oh shit... the beer has been creeping out the neck for the last several minutes, leaving a huge puddle of golden elixir on my desk... that's really not fair at all!

The huge hop nose is being countered (and well balanced) by clove and licorice, with banana and what smells like spearmint not far behind. Very unique and intriguing... I didn't think this combination of aromas would work out so well.

Taste- Damn, this is unbelievable! The usual wheat malt character that Germany's classics are known for come through more briskly, thanks in part to the sharp, cutting hop blast. The dry hopping is so incredibly good and fresh tasting, the back of my nose is itching and I'm sneezing (that's only happened once before with Dark Lord back in '05 with EPseja and the boyz). After the swallow, the clovey/spicy thing is accentuated by a lingering, everlasting hop bitterness. The far, back sides of the tongue are ringing out with hops, like an 18" crash cymbal left to fade away on its own. Terrific job to all involved. Wildly impressive.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Seafoamy with a set of balls... until the final pour, when it smooths out entirely. What a treat! This was so amazing on its own that I'll be buying at *least* another two to experiment with food pairings. And then one more to drink again on its own.

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Photo of Proteus93
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A pretty hazy golden blonde pour. A fizzly-foamy head with a bit of a rocky quality to it... retains alright. Leaves a patchy lacing sticking about.

S: This is interesting... quite floral, some banana notes, a bit of citrus tossed in there - mostly grapefruit/pineapple kind of scents. Some grassiness, and a detection of something like apple or pear in there. A little finish of spicy alcohol in there, but very mild and pleasant. Takes a few sniffs to get a good feel for it... have a nice weizen glass ready! Something in there almost smells perfumy, as well - not as in the strong chemical smell of a bottled perfume or gin... rather, the soft smells of a nice bar of soap or something. Hard to put it in words.

T: Much of the same complexity here as in the scent. Banana and clove that blend in to a citrus and earthiness. The hoppiness just stands out enough to provide a nice and interesting taste profile to what might normally be something closer to a dunkelweizen. A nice spicy touch that adds just a gentle warming and added flavour. A nice direction for these two to have taken.

M: A touch of carbonation bite, a little bit of a 'soapy' feel (perhaps alluding back to the scent?) Quite smooth and clean (not alluding, and thus not a pun).

D: A moderate sipper, with room for some decent mouthfuls on each is the best idea I can come up with. It's got a heavier edge to it, but some of the accessability of even a nice summertime hefeweizen. An impressive merging of two minds, and something I would happily recommend trying out. The hoppiness is a nice profile here that makes it stand out a bit from the rest of the crowd. Well done.

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Photo of Hojaminbag
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into my Brooklyn Weiss glass provided to me for this occaision at a tasting. This is the batch brewed by Brooklyn Brewery.

Cloudly yellow body with a huge white, fluffy head with great retention and lacing. Very nice.

Nose is dominated by the typical Weiss smells, with bubble gum and bannana coming through. However, I do smell the Hops in the background.

Very nice brew. There is some bannana sweetness upfront, and then I taste some citrusy hops. Finishes with both a bubble gum taste and some piney hops. This alternating flavors could be my imagination, but that is what I taste. And I like it, very well balanced, very tastey. Wheat backbone is also noticeable.

Good mouthfeel for the style, and very drinkable.

An all around great beer that I will buy a few more bottles of for sure.

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Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one was MUCH better than the schneider version. Wow! What a great beer. Extremely complex and tasty.

Shared with a buddy of mine at Andys.

Poured into a weiss glass...

A- A gigantic fluffy white head on top of my weiss glass. Beautiful glowing golden yellow color with some cloudy points. Lacing was out and about as well.

S- I got a huge dosage of sweet tropical fruits here. Big ones for me were pineapple, grapefruit, apple, and melon. The yeast was evident in the nose as well.

T- Holy taste bomb! As previously stated, the fruits are there. Fairly large amount of spices as well (cloves, corriander, etc). The fresh hop taste really balanced this one out nicely. here was something different about this beer that I can;t put my finger on that gave it such a fresh and classy taste- possibly that yeast.

M- Carbonation bubbles provide the drinker with a tingly mouthfeel. This one is smooth and easy drinking.

D- So much flavor here, you cant help but keep taking sips. This was an awesome beer that I will be sure to look out for over and over.

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Photo of jamie2dope
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed a bottle of this beer at Downtown Wine and Spirits in Davis Square, Somerville. Poured in to a Weizen glass a clear, and very appealing pale gold color on first glass. The second pour was even more good looking with the addition of the yeast at the bottom of the bottle. This time it was significantly more murky, with darker hues at the top, which sort of reminded me of how a Tequila Sunrise looks in a strange sort of way. Aroma has elements of orange, cream, mild spices, and a very earthy core. Taste is a melange of flavors, with touches of lime, grapefruit, chalk, grass and even more spice. Mouthfeel is medium, but light as far as the style goes. There is a nice champaign like quality to it, backed up beautifully by the hops. Alcohol is also very well hidden, before I knew it, the bottle was empty. Im not sure if I like this one or the Schneider version better (although I did review that one also, so I guess the scores will speak for themselves). Either way, they are both great beers, and I could totally see myself picking up another bottle at some point, since the Schneider version was gone far too quickly. Cheers

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Photo of morebeergood
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the corked bottle into two hefeweizen glasses. Huge white fluffy head that lasted the entire glass. The color was a nice straw yellow. Super spicy smell that tingles the nose. The taste was an odd combination that I actually liked. It really reminded me of a hybrid combination of a hefeweizen with a hoppy American ale. It looked a like a hefe, but smelled and tasted like hops and cloves at the same time. Very different, but it was a new combination that worked. Worth trying just for the uniqueness. It will be interesting to see if other brewers will try to pull off a bit of this same magic.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ML bottle purchased caged and corked from Wine and Beverage Depot in Totowa...
First time I ever saw this bottle available, after hearing about it for a while and learning about the apparent friendship between the two brewmasters of Brooklyn and Schneider...
Pours a hazy, cloudy, murky, straw-colored, golden hue with an inch-big thick, foamy head that lingered on for a bit before slowly dissipating and leaving a fine amount of lacing around the head of the glass...
Strong aroma bursting with nuances of ripe fruit, fresh florals, straw, wheat, and yeast...
Excellent, sweet, crisp, fruity flavor that strongly complemented the aroma to the highest degree... Definitely tastes very similar to an ultra-strong, super-sweet Hefeweizen...
Excellent, creamy, rich flavor that really makes itself known on the tongue...
Creamy, thick, rich mouthfeel with strong nuances of sugar, wheat, and florals...
Excellent level of drinkability with no alcohol detected at all...
Glad I was able to find this one...
Definitely recommended...

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Photo of scootny
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 l bottle corked and caged. Genesis of the beer on the label. Pops upon opening and a thick and initially lightly soapy head forms on top of an orange-brown liquid. It rises to fill my Sisson's weiss glass. Oh so slowly it settles down and I try to finish my pour. On the fourth gentle attempt I'm done. Off white and meringue like the head sits above my glass and does not run down. Beautiful. Carbonation bubbles streaming up on a mission keep the head alive through most of my consumption.

The smell is seductive. Banana and light clove. Sweet malt and faint pepper. A gentle alcohol note is played in the background. Lemony. A wisp of caramel. Honey courses through the entire scent like discrete smoke signals. Then there's the hops. Ohmygosh! Strong and multidimensional. Piney, floral, citrus, pervasive and intoxicating.

Taste is excellent. Strong sweet malt and hops. Alcohol follows and then pepper. More hops in the finish with another alcohol bite. The honey note in the nose is a prominent feature of the overall structure and interleaves the wheaty aspects of the malt sweetness. A light bready yeasty aspect mixed with tropical fruits as well. However the sweetness and heat of the alcohol combine in an almost but not quite cloying fashion. The hops rush in just in time to keep it in check. Barely, but they do in a delightful fashion. As it warms the alcohol/honey palate becomes broader. Best to drink at lager temperatures. Finish is dryer than it has a right to be and draws you back into the glass.

Mouthfeel is medium and exquisite. A slight hoppy chewyness and resinous girth. Lightly active carbonation keeps the mouth ready for more.

The first one goes down nicely albeit a little strong. Drinkability suffers from the aforementioned sweet heat. Alcohol seems more prominent in this version even though the abv is lower. Could be the sweetness brings it out. I did not get the Schneider-Brooklyner upon its release and time may change this. While I could see myself going through a few bottles with friends it is not what I call would a session beer. It is the weizenbock equivalent of a Louis XIV Cognac. Delicately constructed and sophisticated. Not a refreshing beverage to turn to with a dry throat.

I have the Schneider-Brooklyner in my cellar and had to directly compare the two. Admittedly the older had the advantage/liability of age but I found it superior in drinkability, refreshment, and general taste as it had a cleaner character to it. The Brooklyner-Schneider may develop this as it matures but I'll be drinking my older stash in the meantime while I cellar the former.

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Photo of dough
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I first saw this bottle on display and thought it was Local 1 as it is in the same bottle. I had this on Tap last Summer and wanted to try it again.

Poured into a Hefe glass. Color is hazy with an orangish tint. Very nice head that sticks to the glass.

I am picking up a nice Wheat beer smell with a strong citrus smell from the hops. As I take my first sip I am greeted by a nice Weizen flavor balanced with a generous hop flavor. This is a very good Weizenbock in that it is quite balanced and refreshing. The Hop flavor is quite pleasant but does not overwhelm. Give this one a try.

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Photo of grandq
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy color between straw and amber with a crazy foaming white head. Taking a whiff - pine and pineapple show up in the upfront hops - heavy on the tropical fruit, sweet wheat and some banana and clove. Were it not for the wheat backing that shows up toward the back of the tongue, I would peg this for a Belgian IPA - the hops are on full display. An initial burst of mango and pineapple hits with support of some biscuity malt, quickly evolving into pine and mint. Here the wheat shows its face before giving way to a peppery finish. It lingers fairly sweet and chalky. The mouthfeel is creamy but effervescent, with heavy carbonation contributing to a dry finish in spite of the substantial body. High marks for drinkability, this goes down easy, doesn't feel too boozy, and makes for a refreshing brew to usher in spring. Seems on the lighter side of Weizenbocks and definitely more hop-assertive than the German counterpart.

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Photo of Patrick999
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From mental notes taken during last night's Brooklyn dinner:

This was the Brooklyn beer I expected to enjoy most, and I am glad to report that I was not disappointed.

A - More head than the Weisse, if that's even possible. Hops made the lace nice and sticky.

S - Out of this world. Resinous American hops, wheat, definitive mango and pineapple esters. Banana and clove from that Schneider yeast as well.

T - Quite hoppy. Does not clash at all with the wheat backing. Nearly perfect balance of hops here, something I noted in all the Brooklyn brews I tried.

F - Good pop for a weizen of this strength.

D - Not one to pound, I was happy with one glass, though it certainly deserves further enjoyment.

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Photo of MaltyGoodness
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle

Pours a hazy straw color with a huge white head that maintains. Thick lacing on the glass.

Aroma is a very even balance of citrusy hops and the yeasty/bready fruitiness of a hefe. Extremely well balanced as both characteristics are quite evenly exhibited.

Citrusy hops immediately upfront that give way to a meaty weizen base full of yeasty and bready tones. Medium bitterness that bites near the finish, just before it finishes dry with a pleasant lingering citrus hop flavor.

Medium-full body, abundant carbonation.

Overall, a unique collaboration that made for a tasty brew. Definitely unlike any other weizenbock that I have ever had, and well worth the price.

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Photo of drunkmonk
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Corked and Caged beautiful bottle. Purchased at Sam's Quick Stop in Durham. $12.79/btl Opens with a loud pop. Is this a bottle of Dom?

A- Murky golden,orange. Pillowing white fluffy belgian head, that lasts for quite some time. It finally dissapates to a nice quarter inch steady lace. Impressive rings also stick to the sides of my Karmeliet tulip.

S- Aroma is a nice array of belgian yeast, Clove, bannana, grassy hops, and busquity malt. Almost think I sense some tart barnyard qualities. Very Nice.

T- Semi sweet bisquit malt flavors meld again with minty and grassy hops. Nice belgian yeast profile going on here. Finishes somewhat dry and chalky. Very light hop bitterness in the finish. Left with a citrus like sweetness on the tongue. All things the things going on with this are very nicely integrated. The 8.5abv is nowhere to be found.

M- Light to moderate. Smooth and creamy, the carbonation is lively but not distracting. A very refreshing beer.

D- A tasty refreshing brew, that goes down way to easy for it's strength. I could do bodily harm if not careful with this. Still complex enough to sit back with as well.

Very nicely done. I like this much more than the Schneider-Brooklyner of last year. This one hit my Donkey on its head. I will be heading back to Durham for a few more of these.


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Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse from Brooklyn Brewery
4.18 out of 5 based on 432 ratings.
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