Friday, August 21 2009
(Butternuts Beer and Ale)
One of the four brews that Butternuts is currently canning. Heinnieweisse has a name you won't soon forget, much like the other three beers that they've released!
From the Butternuts site:
"Traditional Hefeweizen from Germany usually taste like cardboard because by the time you drink them, they're not fresh anymore. Chuck brews Heinnieweisse with Bavarian yeast and a 67% wheat grist approximately 5000 miles closer to your mouth than Germany giving it a rich, fully fresh palate. Pour it and see the wheat cloudiness, smell the notes of estery aroma. At 4.9 % abv you’ll taste the effervescent, sweet yet tart freshness that no farty old German can boast. And what does an Alien have to do with any of this? Ever notice how a hop looks like an Alien's head? Look again."
Here we go...
Pour – a golden straw color that is clean and clear with two fingers of stark white fluffy head thats nice and thick. Not a bad looking pour by any means.
Aroma – slight clove, banana and bready yeast. All the typical hefe smells are apparent. Coming from a can, the aroma is quite fresh and strong.
Taste – a little thin yet crisp and refreshing. The spiciness from the yeast is not overpowering and the clove and banana flavors come out nicely.
Overall - despite a rather thin mouthfeel, this is one hell of a drinkable can of wheat beer. I have to admit, I sort of assumed I wouldn't like this but I really did! One of the better canned wheat beers that I've had. This is a great beer to bring with you on any outdoor activity on a warm day, its super easy drinking, light and refreshing and yeah, I guess a hop does kind of look like an alien's head...
Note - Butternuts Beer and Ale was founded in 2005 and is owned by Chuck Williamson who is also the head brewer. The brewery uses a 14 bbl brewing system and produced 2700 bbls in 2009. Their flagship beer is their Porkslap Pale Ale and craft beer fans can find their beer in 10 different states.
Posted by Russ
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