Schneider Weisse Tap X Meine Porter Weisse - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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4.31/5 rDev +4.1%
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.
08-16-2014 05:06:20 | More by thehyperduck
4.55/5 rDev +9.9%
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".
08-06-2014 13:05:14 | More by dcmchew
4.05/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
08-02-2014 23:18:24 | More by damndirtyape
4.4/5 rDev +6.3%
Poured from the bottle into a nonic? wheat ale? let's go for the curved wheat ale glass hybrid sure ok...
Great looking brew out the bottle, pours like milk chocolate, hitting with a deep woody chestnut and milk brown body. The head is a creamy tan, and forms like a pillow with fluffy and foamy retention. Very light top and sinking foamy bubble bath lacing to match.
What's going on with this nose? It's banana, some very dry brown spices of clove and nutmeg. Some very dry grain here also, and some good fruit esters. Maybe there is a bit of English porter sneaking out. There's a little mild bitterness of roast.
Woah what an interesting palate. Mouth fills with good classic porter chocolate roast, then comes those classic banana esters. Good dry husky grains here almost, nearly ripping, but with a chewy soft palate sticking to weisse character. Bit of classic milked coffee going on with it too.
Really neat hybrid, and it works. Delicious.
06-08-2014 18:03:46 | More by smakawhat
4.2/5 rDev +1.4%
Draft at Mirabell, served in a weizen glass.
Dark mahoghany, opaque with a frothy tan head that leaves behind nice drippy lacing.
Mellow aroma, light toast, dried fruit. Taste is similar, smooth and nutty, intensely creamy. Rich with a lingering aftertaste, fairly dry. Clear elements of a porter and weizenbock both on display. Very well made, and a harmonious blend in every way. Great stuff!
06-06-2014 00:16:30 | More by emerge077
4.81/5 rDev +16.2%
On draft in Hefeweizen glass. 500ml
A: Dark with minimal head and lacing.
S: amazing. Lots of malt with great chocolate overtones. It's like a standard weizen bock smell but much more intense and with milk chocolate. Excellent
T: deep wheat flavors with a lightly bitter coffee aftertaste. That's what they were going for and they nailed it.
M: excellent. Perfect carbonation. This beer despite its elaborate flavors manages to be extremely refreshing and drinkable.
O: Schneider hit a home run with this beer.
06-01-2014 23:10:09 | More by kilo_005
Schneider Weisse Tap X Meine Porter Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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