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Schneider Weisse Tap X Meine Porter Weisse - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

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Schneider Weisse Tap X Meine Porter WeisseSchneider Weisse Tap X Meine Porter Weisse

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.96%
Wants: 7
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Oktoberfestgirl on 01-07-2014)
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Photo of BGDrock
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Appearance: dark brown, with an aggressive, dense head, cappuccino coloured

Aroma: banana, light spices, butter, vanilla

Taste & Mouthfeel: incredibly smooth and creamy mouthfeel; starts with light fruit flavours - banana, plum - finishes with light milk chocolate and coffee notes; medium body and carbonation

Overall presents a great blending of two styles, the interplay of fruit and roasty flavours is fantastic

BGDrock, Yesterday at 05:35 PM
Photo of nullbort
4.6/5  rDev +11.4%

nullbort, Thursday at 11:00 PM
Photo of papat444
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

papat444, Wednesday at 05:07 PM
Photo of liamt07
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

liamt07, Tuesday at 05:01 AM
Photo of KirkFrancis
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

KirkFrancis, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of Bf_89
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Bf_89, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of teak
4.5/5  rDev +9%

teak, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of confer
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%

confer, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of biegaman
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%

Perhaps as one might expect, Meine Porter Weisse has the colour of a porter but the head of a wheat beer (and there's enough foam that it's almost exactly half-half). Those tapioca-like suds sit atop the beer like a clump of mashed potatoes and are only minimally weakened by time and air, their glinty imprints seemingly permanently etched onto the glass.

The opaque, dark brown tone of the appearance doesn't fully carry over into the aroma; there's certainly some roasted grain, smoke, and bittersweet chocolate notes to be had but they aren't super abundant. In fairness, they have all the strong clove-like phenolics and bruised fruit esters of a bonafide German weiss yeast to compete with. But still...

This is not a Weizenbock, though you'd be forgiven for thinking so. This has a similar profile, one that heavily features dark fruits (purple plums and dark grapes), loose phenolic notes of vanilla and clove, and a strong banana bread flavour. The keystone of the porter - chocolatey or coffee-like black malt - is in there too, though it takes a bit more digging to get at.

Everyone knows that dark chocolate and fruit is a no-brainer; the sooty bitterness of the cocoa provides a perfect contrast to the vivid sweetness of, say, berries. But often overlooked in this timeless pairing is one of the most sugar-dense of all fruits: the banana. These jungle brethren not only grow together but go together too - and this recipe gets it.

That combination of banana bread and chocolate is a winning one, especially with a supporting cast that includes vanilla bean, black licorice, and espresso. (Come to think of it, there's a bit of an Irish Coffee thing happening here and it has nothing to do with the 7% alcohol.) Not to be carried away, however, the recipe could be a little stronger; it's fair to have expected a little more.

It's refreshing to see a historic and traditional producer go out on a limb to try new things; Schneider & Sohn offer among the best hefeweizen, weizenbock, and eisbock in all of Germany so it's not like there's a pressing need for them to branch out. But like the experiment with Brooklyn Brewery this one is a success (though not quite as much of one). Be sure to try it if you can.

biegaman, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of MacStinson
4.75/5  rDev +15%

MacStinson, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of MasterSki
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%

Bottle from the LCBO. Served in a mason jar.

A - Gorgeous voluminous mocha foam settles to a thick collar, with plenty of glass-coating lace. Hazy dark brown body that has the typical weisse cloudiness but the color of and English porter.

S - Extremely heavy on the wheat and weizen yeast. Phenolic, with heavy clove and hints of roast and char. Not much malt sweetness, and perhaps the faintest hint of banana.

T - Taste is a tad better, with more of the roast and smoke of the porter and a bit less of the phenolic character. Still, quite low sweetness, and a bit too heavy on the weisse characteristics, with the porter amplifying those flavor domains rather than balancing them. Slight wheat tang in the finish.

M - Grain and wheat-heavy texture. Medium body, with lower carbonation. No obviously alcohol, with a bit of lingering stickiness on the palate.

D - Drinks more like a weizenbock, as there is very little English porter influence present. Not terrible, but not as progressive as some of the other Tap X offerings. Nothing wrong per say, just not all that exciting either.

MasterSki, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY.

Pours a very murky and hazy brown, with black tinges. A huge head erupts, about 4 inches, with a small amount of lacing.

Smells like chocolate, banana, clove, and a little bit of roasted malt.

This is a really interesting stylistic hybrid. The weizenbock qualities are quite strong, and get stronger as it warms up- banana, clove, and tons of bubblegum galore, with chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt, with a good amount of dark fruits as well. As it warms, the banana and bubblegum flavors become really overpowering, and honestly a bit much. It still tastes good, though- just wish it was a little more balanced.

This one has a medium strength body, with no alcohol presence, and a medium amount of carbonation.

One of the more interesting beers I've ever had.

GreesyFizeek, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of innominat
4/5  rDev -3.1%

innominat, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

yancot, Aug 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Trashville, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of lucat
4.5/5  rDev +9%

lucat, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of thehyperduck
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%

750 mL bottle from the LCBO, best before 02/01/2016. A sudden, surprise addition to my local shop's rather limited selection of weizenbocks. This is the first brewery that really got me into wheat beers, so this porter-weizenbock hybrid was an automatic grab for me. Served slightly chilled.

This beer pours a deep, chestnut brown colour, opaque with sediment and topped with two fingers of puffy, resilient, light-beige froth. Epic retention, and gobs of lacing - this is quite possibly the most beautiful weizenbock I've ever had the pleasure of pouring. The aroma ain't half bad either - quite yeasty, with lots of toasted wheaty malts, clove and banana, with slight hints of dark fruit and chocolate.

This is one of the best new wheat beers I've tried in years. Wheat malt sweetness dominates the flavour profile, toasted and accompanied by a tempered chocolate and molasses sweetness. Ripe banana, plum and fig come through next, with the finish focusing in on clove spice and yeast; traits that should be familiar to fans of other Schneider offerings. The aftertaste is mildly spicy, with a subdued, roasty bitterness that does not linger. Medium-bodied, with peppy, assertive carbonation typical of this brewery, and well-suited to the spicy yeast profile. Exceptionally drinkable for a 7% brew, with no sign of ethanol whatsoever.

Final Grade: 4.31, an excellent A grade. Schneider Weisse Tap X Meine Porter Weisse might be a mouthful to say, but I'm ok with that - because each bottle makes for (many) high-quality gulps of weizenbock. The 'porter' features are fairly muted - it's dark and has some roasty undertones, but for the most part this is just a slightly tweaked, classic-style weizenbock, somewhat akin to Aventinus or Vitus. Fans of those beers will likely find this beer to be a worthwhile - though not necessarily superior - weizenbock. Props to the LCBO for bringing this excellent German brew to Ontario, as no one does this style quite like its progenitors.

thehyperduck, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of shigg85
4.5/5  rDev +9%

shigg85, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of dcmchew
4.55/5  rDev +10.2%

2014 vintage, had the same year.
Very dark brown pour, huge foamy light beige head with great retention.
Fruity smell up front, with dark cherries, plums, ripe figs, dark grapes, banana, some oranges, forest berries, overripe red apples, really nice, balancing sweetness, some acidity and even a hint of sourness. Hot chocolate in the back, some toffee on top too. Rose petals too, strawberry perfume, a very nice sweet somewhat floral aroma. No heavy wheat apparently.
Fruit acidity first as you dig in, with cherry, red apple and kinda sour berries. Cooking chocolate, not too intense, but a bit creamy, riddled with raisin and orange peel, along with some low marzipan and fruitcake type of spices (faint anise, licorice, clove, cinnamon, mahlab). Nuttiness, subtle banana, some caramel. A herbal mintiness keeps it juicy and zingy till the finish, where quite a bit of roasted malts will show up to close it up, joined by a generous (clearly a mix of German and citrusy) hop presence. Mild to big bitterness, a little dry.
Rich aftertaste of chocolate, hops, dark fruit and spices. Alcohol isn't entirely hidden, reminds a bit of red wine, without being boozy, just nice and warm. Creamy, chewy body, medium (and prickly) carbonation.
Nice chocolate and dark porter notes, clear weizen backbone, lots of extra flavors that make it hard for me to name its style. Maybe it should be just "damn good beer".

dcmchew, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of damndirtyape
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%

750mL bottle shared with the Mrs. 2014 bottling. Served in Rastel tulip glasses.

Appearance: Very dark clear brown (sediment left behind in the bottle). Light tan massive head. Plenty of fine lacing, mostly small islands.

Smell: Roasted malts, hint of bittersweet chocolate, hint of raisins, hint of red currants with a swirl of the beer. Some cloves and banana notes upon first opening the bottle, but I did not detect them after that.

Taste: Chocolate, roasted malts, wheat tang, spiciness. Hefeweizen type flavors (clove mostly) began to show up as the beer approached room temperature. German hops with a bit of a English bitter finish at the end.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated, but not fizzy. Spicy on the tongue. Dry finish.

Overall / Drinkability: This beer really is just like a porter and Hefeweizen were combined. Not blended, but definitely combined in flavor. When cold, the porter flavors dominate with the Hefeweizen serving as a complimentary flavor. As the beer warms up the Hefeweizen flavors come out more, but they still take a supporting role to the porter. A very creative take on the two styles. I think if I were to have it again I'd let it warm up more before serving. I have to admit I would not have minded finishing off the whole bottle by myself - nicely drinkable. Went well with corn-on-the-cob and burgers.

damndirtyape, Aug 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

mpayne5, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

wshinevar, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

ItsYourBoyBlue, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of Mpenders
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Mpenders, Jun 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Bundesbarber, Jun 30, 2014
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Schneider Weisse Tap X Meine Porter Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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