Schneider Weisse Tap X Meine Porter Weisse - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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4.26/5 rDev +2.9%
Pours a deep walnut brown with a billowing light beige creamy head that settles very slowly leaving two broken rings of lace as it settles into a frothy mass,a great pour.Chocolate and phenol spice in the nose with a little dark fruit as well giving some of the porterness to it.Chocolate and fruit mix well with the banana and clove-like phenol flavors,not heavy and/or alcoholic by any means,it goes down quite easy.Wow a great beer here,it obviously took some time and effort to make this from good craftsman.
03-01-2014 23:30:18 | More by oberon
4.03/5 rDev -2.7%
Considered a weizenbock but only 7% ABV. Dark brown with a huge billowing head that persisted for several minutes. Aroma is burnt malt, caramel and loads of banana like a Bananas Foster. Taste is very smooth caramelized bananas with roasted malt consistent with the aroma. This is very close to Neshaminy Creek Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen with somewhat less burnt grain and sweetness. In fact, I find it so close I wonder if the recipe is very similar. There is a huge amount of yeast sludge in the bottom which required considerable agitation to dislodge. This precipitate increased the intensity of the fruit and roasted malt character greatly, so I resorted to rinsing in with a small amount of water, something I usually avoid in fear of diluting the flavor. Very enjoyable but I would prefer the Neshaminy Creek Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen which is less less than half the price and is more intense with a richer mouthfeel.
04-12-2014 20:42:52 | More by wattoclone
3.89/5 rDev -6%
750ml. Very murky dark brown pour, 3 fingers of nitro tap looking light tan head. Retained very very well.
Aroma, wheat malt, toasted malt, some toffee and fruitcake, lighter banana and clove.
Taste, The banana is huge in this one. Some bready malt, toffee, toasted nut. Grape must. Herb-y clove and some more banana.
Solid medium body, very creamy, very mouth coating. The best part of this brew. Drinks very easily. Very satisfying.
I just wish the banana was not so prevalent.
Happy St. Patrick's Day.
03-18-2014 01:58:10 | More by Bung
4.14/5 rDev 0%
First , a big thanks to Herr Weixner and Frau Hecht From Schneider Weisse for directly sending me a bottle of this great beer to taste. I've been anxiously awaiting US distribution of this unique ale since I learned of it in December.
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a goblet at 50F.
A: Again, the sexy curved TAP X bottle and the elegant packaging and hang tag enhance your anticipation of the beer which is to come. Pours a very dark murky brown with 3 or 4 fingers of creamy, dense mocha head. This is micro-bubble head which retains well and laces nicely as you drink the beer. Lively beer with great bottle conditioned carbonation streaming up from the bottom for the duration.
N: Lovely big yeasty nose hits you as soon as you pop the plastic sealed cap. It's got all you expect from a Schneider Dunkelweizen and the nose is fairly close to that of TAP 6 Unser Aventinus. Big banana and citrus, with a bit of clove and floral notes as well. Only the slightest bit of malty toastiness at the end.
T: Quite Interesing, and really a tale of two cities. Starts off with the big hefe and wheat beer lineage which hits you in a wave, but then pretty rapidly morphs into an English style Porter. Good roasted malts, mild coffee with hints of chocolate and nuttiness, slightly sweet. This is not an extreme American craft style porter with exaggerated coffee or char, but a straightforward and focused English style porter, benefiting from a 50/50 wheat/barley grain bill. Simple, refined quality. Successive sips confirm that one-two punch of hefe and porter; it's quite interesting how they've achieved that with almost seamless integration. A mild Hallertau and Cascade bitterness in the finish.
MF: Really enjoyable, with a creamy mouthfeel and a dry finish. No heat at all. Goes down great and very, very easy drinking. It's really gentle and soft on the palate.
O: I really enjoyed this beer and I think it's quite an interesting and successfully hybridized style. It's very well balanced and there's nothing objectionable about the way the two styles combine. This is not an overly complex or flashy beer, it's clean and straightforward.
Klassische deutsche Brauereitechnologie!!
02-07-2014 18:42:06 | More by JeffreyJDavis
4.46/5 rDev +7.7%
When you're at Schneider Weiss and you've worked your way to the Aventinus, where do you go? Well, I was worried I'd pull an MJ (take your pick) and not retire when I should. Instead I ordered the Meine Porter and was not disappointed - and I consider the Aventinus to be about as good as beer gets.
On to the beer. It looks just like a porter should, dark with a creamy head. The head is a less creamy than the best, but still had a nice stack. The flavor is where this beer hits. I won't get into hype description, but in my opinion it has a perfect balance of weissbier and porter flavor with a perfect hop finish. This is a rare bavarian bier in that it has a hop finish of notice. More than excellent balance of flavors.
I sometimes get frustrated with the Munich staples/traditions of beer and am VERY happy to see something new that still feels within the traditions of balanced flavor. Well done Schneider Weiss!!!
02-24-2014 23:00:48 | More by JerSmi
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
4.4/5 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
3.94/5 rDev -4.8%
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.
09-01-2014 00:01:29 | More by GreesyFizeek
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
4.01/5 rDev -3.1%
Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Beautiful chocolate brown pour with a huge four finger meringue-like beige head with great retention and lacing. The nose is big and complex with lots of yeasty, bready malt along with hints of banana, clove, chocolate, toffee, and some subtle dark fruit and roast. The taste is nutty and malty with hints of chocolate, banana, brown bread, toffee, leather, tea, cloves, and subtle coffee and citrus. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with light carbonation and a slightly dry, bittersweet finish. Overall, both styles are represented well, but it definitely leans towards the Weisse. A very enjoyable and drinkable beer, but not sure it's worth the steep price tag.
02-23-2014 14:14:42 | More by beerdrifter
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
Schneider Weisse Tap X Meine Porter Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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