Brooklyn Greenmarket Wheat | Brooklyn Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brooklyn Greenmarket Wheat Beer is brewed from 70% New York State-grown wheat and barley. Drinking this lovely beer helps reinvigorate the state’s grain industry and benefit GrowNYC's mission to support family farms, farmers markets, gardens, recycling and education. Greenmarket Wheat is as bright and refreshing as a summer day. The Raw wheat gives this beer its zing, barley malt brings depth, and Belgian yeast lends complexity. Accented with orange peel, local honey and a dash of coriander, the beer is naturally carbonated by re-fermentation in handsome 750ml bottles.

Added by metter98 on 08-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
100
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
12.27%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
31
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 100 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by JerzDevl2000:
Photo of JerzDevl2000
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at the Whole Foods on Houston St as a Christmas brew for my friend and I, having never seen this before. I would buy nearly anything offered by the Brooklyn Brewery on blind faith alone and that was the case here as well.. Thankfully, this was a solid beer that was stylistically true to form while being easy to drink at the same time. The alcohol was well-hidden and none of the flavors were too strong, although everything mentioned on the bottle was certainly present. What else would you expect from these guys?

Nice big bottle here with a cork to undo. The beer didn't foam out of the bottle but it the head was sufficient enough once I poured it into my glass. The aroma was that of grass, coriander, and straw and all of these could be tasted in the mouthfeel. This had a nice, buttery feel to it with a hint of sourness like a Belgian Farmhouse and some orange peel tossed in for good measure. Not a lot of stickiness from the honey but a bit of it could be detected in the sweetness and even in the appearance, as there was some amber here and a somewhat cloudy hue to boot. Not a lot of sediment in the bottom of the bottle, but there was a hint of swirling needed to get it out.

Gotta love the fact that the alcohol was nearly undetectable in this, like in any good Witbier. The story behind this that it was locally sourced only made me appreciate the effort put into this even more, and like the Wisconsinite from Lakefront, a beer like this proved that something crafted with this much care need not cost more. Not only was this beer good for New York, but it was just as good for anyone who got their hands on it. This was another winner from Brooklyn that's likely to offend no one while pleasing anyone who loves their beer full of wheat, taste, and joy. Fun stuff indeed!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Some sediment left on the bottom of the bottle after a full pour.

Hits the nostrils with yeast, clove and banana plus fainter baked bread.

Flavor: largely follows the nose. Good balance for style with none of the elements overly dominant. Grains come to the fore in the aftertaste.

Overall: excellent for style, even by German standards.

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Photo of MadScientist
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brooklyn Brewery "Greenmarket Wheat"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BB MAR 08 2017" and sampled on MAR 20 2017
$1.83 @ (Wegmans) Cherry Hill Wine, Liquor & Beer, Cherry Hill, NJ


Notes via stream of consciousness: Nice appearance. The foamy white head holds well. Cloudy golden-orange body. Looks like a hefeweizen almost. Clove in the aroma is like a hefe as well, and there's clear wheat. It's supposed to be a witbier though. Ahh, I get some coriander in the nose as well. Ahh, I see on the label that it's a Bavarian yeast, so it's really a blend of a witbier and hefe, or more particularly, a hefe that's got "...honey, orange peel and coriander" added to it. It's interesting. I don't get the honey but that's probably fermented out. Oh, and I see that this was originally done with a Belgian yeast in 750ml bottles - I guess they've changed it. I'm a little disappointed I didn't get a chance to try the original version. Oh well. It's nicely balanced, sweetish and wheaty upfront, and then drier and just lightly spicy in the finish, zesty, I guess. Looking back, the lacing is quite limited, but it's not that carbonated, in fact it seems slightly less than standard. Ahh, I get the orange peel in the aroma as well. Nice. I like it overall, but I wonder if I like it better than either a witbier or a hefe. Sometimes I do want a little bit lighter hefe, of something with a little zest to it, and I guess it fills that niche. But then again, wouldn't a heftier witbier do that? Ah, I don't know. It's OK. It's interesting and well made, and really quite drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of tempest
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had a pint at Kent Ale House. Reminds me of Schneider Weisse and I wouldn't be surprised if it was a similar yeast. There's orange peel popping into the flavor, but the clove, earthy spice, and wheat bread dominate. Very smooth and drinkable. A great hefe.

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Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at "The Pub" in Gettysburg, PA. This beer has a murky golden color with a small white head. The aroma is full of fruit and wheat, very nice. The taste is on par with other really good hefeweizens, a lot wheat and fruit mixed with some clove.

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Photo of Bieniek30
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DCgolfpro
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of poohbearzeccola
3.6/5  rDev -4%

Photo of Gmann
3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bit confused by the reviews. The label on the bottle state that a Bavarian yeast was used. Perhaps the 2014 version is different. I am reviewing this beer as a hefeweizen.

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a short puffy white head that settled into a small cap. No big pillowy head that I usually see from a hefe. Not a lot of yeasty residue from the bottle.

The aroma is of a wheat malt, slightly musty with a hint of metal. Nice banana and clove notes from the yeast. A touch of tart apple.

The taste is strong on the yeast. Banana and clove are forefront. Nice crisp wheat flavor. Light lemon and tart apple. The malt shows through a bit more than most hefeweizens, a bit more crisp.

Moderate feel. A bit crisp. Sweet and spicy on the palate. A bit tart in the finish.

A nice hefe, not mind blowing. Drinks easy. Not an overly yeasty hefe.

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Photo of CaptainFleeker
4.41/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.6/5  rDev -4%

Photo of jgido759
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of enelson
3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of logicalparadox
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice wheat beer from Brooklyn. Lots of light fruit, hints of esters common to hefeweizens, some tooth to it but lighter and with a lot of clarity for an unfiltered version. The grains come through brilliantly. I'd position this somewhere between an American Summer Wheat and a German Hefe. The addition of coriander, orange peel, and honey make for some added nuance. Not heavy at all, as some Belgian white (wit) beers can be (not that that's a bad thing). Very mild sweetness at the end that carries a medium finish.

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Photo of Timmmmaaayyy
4.67/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent, tried for the first time.

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Photo of kingslotty
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy light golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a large collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of wheat are present in the nose along with notes of Belgian yeast and hints of orange peels.
T: The taste is dominated by flavors of wheat malts and has some hints of honey and coriander, the latter of which stands out a little bit more towards the finish.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink. The beer seems a little similar to the Brooklyner Weisse, although you can definitely tell that Belgian yeast was used in lieu of Bavarian yeast and that honey and orange peels were included in the ingredients.

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Photo of kkmiller76
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mendvicdog
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Brooklyn Greenmarket Wheat from Brooklyn Brewery
3.75 out of 5 based on 100 ratings.
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