Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse

Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse

Rated 3.778 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn, NY, United States

Style:  Weizenbock

7.8% Alcohol by Volume

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In May 2007, Garrett Oliver traveled to the 400 yr-old Schneider brewery in Kelheim, Germany, to brew Schneider-Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse. This was dry-hopped with the local Hallertauer Saphir hop variety. In July, Drexler brought his yeast to Brooklyn and brewed Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse, choosing the American Amarillo and Palisade varieties for the dry-hopping. Now you can taste the result, the latest beer in our Brewmaster’s Reserve series. The beer has a full orange color and the aromatics pair the banana and clove notes from the Schneider yeast with the mango and citrus qualities of the hops. The bitterness is robust but balanced, and the beer has a clean, hoppy finish. Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse pairs well with Caribbean seafood preparations, crab cakes, jerk chicken, Thai cuisine, Szechuan cooking and many Mexican dishes.

ID: 32087 Last updated 14 years ago Added to database 14 years ago

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Overall Rank621
Overall Percentile98.8
Style Rank4 of 165
Style Percentile97.6
Lowest Score2.3
Highest Score4.6
Average Score3.933
Weighted Score3.778
Standard Deviation0.521

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  • TREBORIUS 308 reviews
    rated 3.9 2 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    The beer pours a clouded orange colour with a lot of foam on top. Head lasts several minutes and laces well. The aroma is banana, bubble gum, wheat, spices, and light citrus. Mouthfeel is average. The flavor is sweetish with the malt up front, followed by the light citrus and spicy hop notes. A very good beer.

  • BRADPEAR 272 reviews
    rated 2.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 3

    Thought it a bad idea on the label-then open the bottle-what is this I smell? Rubbing alcohol? Taste it-yep rubbing alcohol. ??? This looks good-taste...RA again. Not my bier! I'll stick with the original, the brewers can Stick this one. Avoiditbrau.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Tall white head with a light, cloudy orange/amber pour and good carbonation and lacing. Fruity aromas with bananas, peaches and pear, and yeasts, hops and wet straw. Taste is big on the bananas and ripe fruits upfront and a nice dose of hops and light linger.

  • ANTE 2674 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours out in a cloudy dark yellow and orange colour with a rich eruptive sticky white foam. Dense aroma of cloves, yeast, perfumy floral hops, grass and spices. Medium to full-bodied with notes of yeast, tangerine, grass, flowers and dough. Yeasty finish with crisp undertones of grass and tangerine. Rather tasty but I prefer the German version though.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    A cloudy amber colored beer. A big, creamy textured, off white head rises robustly above. There's decent hang time. Settles eventually into a thick soapy ringlet. Spices are of clovesand pepper. Bananas and candines are all in a nice blending in nose and tasting. Nice silkiness on the tongue. I liked it.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Interesting and fun. Pours a hazy orange blond with a lilty white head. Aroma is grassy. Mouthfeel is crisp but sweet. Flavor is sweet, hoppy, fruity, sweet. Definitely good!

  • FOAMDOME 505 reviews
    rated 4.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    A collaboration with Brooklyn's Garrett Oliver and Schneider's Hans-Peter Drexler. Bottle-conditioned ale, 8.5% ABV. Long-lasting four finger head with excellent lacing. Aroma is sweet and grassy, with citrus notes. Definite hop bite in the taste, a bitterness that grabs your attention. Mouthfeel is as smooth as silk. The alcohol, malt, and hops are well-balanced leaving a clean aftertaste. Highly recommended. I want to try the companion brew: Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.9 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Noble hops, dry malt and fruity oranges on the nose. A nice welcoming scent. Vibrant orange color with a heavy head and good lacing. Hearty, balanced beer leaning on the sweet side but with a good hop presence. Dry wheat, honey and mild fruits. A hint of musty yeast as well as fresh bread and a faint woodiness.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    8.2%...one of the best wheat beers I've ever had...right up there with the New Glarus Wheats (Cracked and Black). The banana-clove aspect was blended incredibly well with the Hallertau hops (dry hopped) in both the aroma and flavor. Everyone's favorite between the Heffe, Weizenbock and this great collaberation. Highly recomended.

  • BIGRED00 326 reviews
    rated 4.6 13 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Presentation: It was poured from brown 1pint 9.4oz bottle into a weizen glass. I did not notice a freshness date on the bottle. Appearance: It has a deep hazy orange colored body with lots of visible carbonation. The head is off white in color, tall, thick and creamy. The head is long lasting and makes lots of slick lacing on the glass. Smell: It has a light pleasant aroma of wheat, a light wisp of clove, subtle fruity yeast and just a very subtle hint of smokiness. Taste/Mouth Feel: The flavor starts with a big tangy wheat and grain base that adds fruity and spicy yeast notes of banana and clove as well as some citrus notes from the hops. The hops really stand out in the finish which becomes dry and has solid bitterness for the style. It has a full body and the texture is thick and chewy with a heavy well rounded mouth feel. Its carbonation is very active and cleansing on the palate. Notes: Outstanding!!!

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