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Schneider George Schneider's Wiesen Edel-Weisse - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

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Reviews: 18
Hads: 114
Avg: 3.97
pDev: 28.72%
Wants: 6
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BillRoth on 12-05-2013

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Reviews: 18 | Hads: 114
Photo of Lucular
4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Absolutely delicious; nicely balanced flavors of clove and banana with a malty, bready backbone. Just the right amount of carbonation. Drink it if you can find it!

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Photo of dmgeng
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I hadn't seen this beer before and I wasn't exactly sure what type "Edel-Weisse" was but then I realized that it is just Schneider-Wiesen's Hefe I knew I couldn't go wrong.

A - Opaque, bright orange. Full white head that doesn't subside quickly. Very good lacing.

S - Malt is first and then the wheat, grain, clove, and vanilla. It is a very pleasant and not overpowering beer.

T - Again like the smell there is a sweet malt character on the front accompanied by more complex flavors. There is a phenolic clove flavor, wheat bread, vanilla, and some other fruity esters to round it out. Some sweetness with the spiciness but almost no bitterness. Flavors cover the light hop bitterness.

M - Lighter mouth-feel. Moderate carbonation. light body make this brew refreshing and flavorful summer brew.

Overall, this is a very good example of the style. It does have more flavor and balance than many of the hefe's out there but it isn't the best ever. I would recommend this one if you like the style or as a good introduction of the style but I would stick with Weihenstephaner for my $.

Glass- Wheat glass

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Photo of brianbeze
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a cold glass 12oz beer mug.

Appearance: A beautiful creamy look to it with excellent thick head retention and a color like a strawberry blond. I appreciate its cloudy look

Smell: Sourdough with a yeasty feel to it. Very smooth and just a slight hop note which is a little spicy and flowery.

Taste: You can definitely taste the cascade hops here which is a taste I don't usually get with many german beers but it really works to give the beer a peppery zesty flavor that I like with some piney aftertaste. It tastes more bitter than most german wheat beers I've tried and I really enjoy it. There is a moderate alcohol taste but its not overwhelming and plays with the yeast and hop character. Sourdough comes to mind as does a subtle ryebread (I know there is no rye involved here but thats what I taste)

Mouthfeel: Full and creamy but it also dries out my mouth similar to a dry cider.

Overall I enjoyed this beer a lot and I'm fairly picky about my wheats. I liked the addition of the cascade hops which gave it a kind of APA taste to it however they seemed to dominate so much that it seems to be a cross between a pale ale and a hefeweizen and I did not think the aftertaste of the sourdough went well with the piney aftertaste. Overall a good beer though

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Photo of pat61
4.44/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy gold with a rich moussey off-white 2” foal collar that provides good lace.
S: Clove and yeast with a hint of banana.
T: Starts with bread and fruit and gets a little tart on the finish.
F: Medium full body, very creamy, above average carbonation.
O: Well balanced and easy to drink.

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Photo of brureview
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy honey color with a 2F head in a Hefeweizen glass.

Aroma: fragrant spice( clove) and fruit. Not as strong as others in the style, but quite good.

MF- piquant. not very carbonated.

Taste: wonderful transition from the aroma to the taste: very distinctive blend of the fruit tastes and spices.

The finish is also excellent. One of the better finishes in a Hefeweizen: strong clove.Enjoyable bitterness in the finish.

As the beer warms up, the flavors in the taste accentuate.

Overall: distinct from other beers in the style: excellent balance, and the fruit- clove aroma/taste is different.

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Photo of titvs
3.4/5  rDev -14.4%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 15A). Bottle 50 cl - Batch 1666060514. AROMA: wheat profile with vanilla and clove notes with a slight banana aroma. no hop aromas. APPEARANCE: deep gold color and hazy. large white head with good retention. TASTE: sweet wheat background with a complementary vanilla character. odd undescribable flavor. persistent medium-low bitterness and a medium-dry finish. PALATE: medium-light body and high carbonation. OVERALL: altough it has a nice aroma, there is an odd flavour present. but it is still a good weizen.

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Photo of Fear4Beer
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Awesome brew! Bananas, bubble gum, smooth, easy drinking, low IBU, USDA organic, and one of the best Hefes I've ever tasted!

This is the same beer as this one:

The one in this listing is the American market version and the link above is what it is called in Germany.

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Photo of louisianajones
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Just bought this at a local liquor store in Torrington, CT. Poured into a pint glass.

Hazy golden amber in color. Inch-plus-thick head that recedes to about a half-inch. A smidge of banana, citrus, and wheat on the nose. As it warms, I'm catching a little booziness. First taste impression is predominantly wheat with some ambiguous fruitiness; more citrus and skunky-in-a-good-way flavor as it warms. I can chew the head on this thing. Smooth carbonation contributes to a nice, substantial mouthfeel.

Just for reference, I'm not into Trappist ales because of what I feel is often an overpowering sweetness. This leans toward some Belgians I've had in the past, but it's much more balanced.

Me likey.

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Photo of Kuaff
4.56/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed cellar temperature in my weizen glass.

A pint pour produces a huge three-finger white cloud of a head over a very cloudy honey-orange. Beautiful.

This has one of those aromas that just makes me swoon. An absolutely fragrant mix of bananas, vanilla, peaches, lemon zest, nutmeg, cloves, the tiniest hint of haughty cinnamon, and rich, sweet white bread dough.

The flavor fulfills the aroma's tease excellently, presenting a harmonized balance of the sweet and tart fruits, with the banana, lemon, and yeasty bread coming to a climax in the finish. And as the finish dries, the spices from the aroma are just able to be detected as well. Bliss.

Carbonation is medium to high, body is medium to full. A direct relationship which works well.

To me, this hefeweizen is unmatched in its style.

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Photo of Louisville-Beer-Reviews
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy, dark straw/amber color. Long lasting head typical of a wheat beer.

Aroma: Lots and lots of wheat! A tiny bit of clean citrus.

Taste & Mouthfeel: The flavor profile here is very much centered around the wheat, as it’s a very full wheat flavor even for the style, and not much else gets through. There is a touch of banana flavor, but it’s like a green banana or banana Runts candy.

Final Word: This is a well done representation of the Hefeweizen style with the typical wheat/banana aromas and flavors, but it focuses a bit more on a fuller wheat flavor than most Hefeweizens do. This gives it a richer, longer lasting flavor that is still very appropriate for warm weather imbibing. This is a summer beer for those of us that want something refreshing, but with a bit more flavor than some typical warm weather offerings. A great Hefeweizen!

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Photo of allengarvin
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a standard weizen glass--got a moderate head on it, though it fades very quickly for a weizen. Good aroma, fairly fruity, with strong phenols that are almost bandaidy. The taste is highly fruity, and not very tart compared to my favorite examples. The phenols make a spicy addition. Body is not nearly as carbonated as many other examples, which explains fall of the foam. All the right notes are there, but it just doesn't do much for me. I'm a big fan of weizens but I've never been fond of any of the Schneider ones, despite their good reputation.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 16.9 oz. bottle into a Cigar City pint glass.

A: Nice gold, mildly hazy. Forms a half-finger of white fluffy head and moderate level of visible carbonation.

S: Wheat and pilsner malts, mild spices and a grassy, vegetal hoppiness.

T: Husky wheat, pilsner and cracker malts, earthy spices and clove, and a mild grassy and citrus hop bitterness. Finishes with spice and graininess. It develops more banana/fruity yeast esters as it warms throughout the drink.

M: Light body, good carbonation sensation, and low alcohol presence.

O: Fairly enjoyable. It wouldn't ever be a go to beer for me personally, but well-made and a good example of a slightly different take on a classic style.

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Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not too familiar with the hefe style so I figured it's about time to get my ass in gear. Poured from the bottle into a big friggin tulip glass. Very attractive pour: honey-colored beer and lots of bubbling head. The head dissipated somewhat quickly, and there's a bit of lacing to show for it.

Smell is nothing special: bread, coriander, maybe some clove. Citrus? (I'm Ron Burgundy?)

Taste is solid, but nothing overwhelming. Flavor reminds me of Belgian white ales. And the mouthfeel is nothing to write home about. Pretty standard.

Overall, this is pretty dern drinkable. I'm glad I tried it, but I won't be rushing back to the store to stock my fridge whilst exclaiming, "Oh, sweet nectar of life!!!"

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Photo of SuperStorm
4.85/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

The George Schneider Brewery is at it again. A long lost recipe from before WWII gone from fire and bombing has been rediscovered. A true Oktoberfest Weissbier but with a twist! Edelweiss. More on that later.

The initial aroma of this sublime brew is of rich and hearty wheat with a hint of deep malt. A wee bit of citrus is included. The pour is a dark amber color with an average 2 finger head when poured correctly. Give the glass a true German tap with a friend at the bottom, and magic begins before the first taste. The carbonation begins to set things in motion as the smell and appearance change very subtly and for good reason.

The taste is truly what is intriguing. Hints of an authentic German Heffeweissen with the usual fruits and wheat sensations and falling seamlessly into those wonderful Cascade and Hallertauer hop fragrances and aromatic feel. Then as the hops begin to settle on comes this flowery sensation with a tiny hint of mint. It's the Edelweiss. Yup Edelweiss. A white sacred flower of Bavaria and of Rogers and Hammerstein's song in the Sound of Music. This little flower does something magical to this bier that is very special. It gives the bier a taste that can not be explained. You must try for yourself and see. Simply remarkable!

If you're in for something that is truly a work of art by master artisans, look no further. This bier is very special folks, very special indeed. "Edelweiss ...bless my homeland forever!"

Oh by the way, its completely organic, brewed in Munich and is certified by both the CCOF and the USDA.

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Photo of Tarmac
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Is this a new brew? I saw it at my local grocery and I've been trying to taste all of the Schneider beers lately, so I picked it up.

I'm a huge fan of some of Schneider's other selections, so take this review with a grain of salt.

The first thing that hits you is the awesome smell, it's just a wallop of wheat representative of the style.

It pours about a finger of head, nothing outrageous but the right amount.

The mouthfeel is substantial but not as thick as some other decadent wheats like Aventinus.

For taste, I might call it quite crisp, light and refreshing if not for the alcohol backbone, which is significant and works well. There's a good bitterness as well to balance the delicate wheat notes. Awesome.

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Photo of Arithmeticus
3.15/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured chilled in shaker pint glass

A: cloudy amber color; good head and good carbonation
S: very yeasty, Belgian-like; compelled me to return for repeat sniffs, a longer time than normal
T: salty, sprite-like beer; baking soda dominates in the absence of hops; hints of cardamom

Overall, not that impressed; the brewery's other offerings I've found to be better fare.

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Photo of GCBrewery
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Hearty yellow color, a bit cloudy, but on the less cloudy side of the spectrum for most wheat beers, long lasting head even with gentle pour. Poured, swirled, and finished pouring as is custom

S- Fairly spicy, picking up strong clove and spice, more burnt banana bread than actual banana in the background

T- Gentle nose, smoky clove in the middle, a little more clove/spice in the end with a hint of banana bread

M- Pleasant enough, very round and lingering finish

O- Quality brew, nothing really outstanding or overwhelming, but it is a pleasant drink with no real negative attributes. Would certainly drink again but I typically pursue beers with a bit more personality

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pour is lightly hazed golden amber with lots of tight white head. Nose has a light malt base with a strong fruity ester of lemon and faint candied sugar. Hops are grassy and herbal behind. Taste is similar, a hint thin in the back. Less malt body, tangy yeast and fruity esters. Lemony, light farmhouse note with some grassy hops in the finish. Lighter body with softer carbonation and a smooth palate.

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Schneider George Schneider's Wiesen Edel-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
87 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.