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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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122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 13
Gots: 20 | 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:
Beer added by: Oktoberfestgirl on 01-07-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 122 | Reviews: 38
Reviews by Sludgeman:
Photo of Sludgeman
3.32/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

A bomber for $11.99 at Arrow Wine. Poured into a nonic pint glass.

A slightly roasty hefeweizen. Not enjoyable. Could not finish the bottle. A drain pour. 2.75

A – Pours a murky cloudy reddish brown with a HUGE tan mousey head. Head filled glass on initial pour. Clumpy lacing from this huge head. 3.5

S – Cloves, banana, yeast. 4.5

T – Bready, some roastiness, a bit of citrus (lemon), some sour lactic or other off flavor in the finish. 2.75

MF – Smooth start with a semi-dry finish. A little thin for its appearance. Medium body. 3.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of wattoclone
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of BGDrock
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Schneider Weisse Tap X Meine Porter Weisse
$9 for a ,5l glass on tap @ Brauhaus Schmitz, Philadelphia, PA 05/31/2014

Notes: Deep mahogany brown body not unlike a porter. Full head of frothy tan foam not unlike a hefeweizen. Very good head retention and lacing. The aroma expresses bittersweet chocolate, roastiness, clove, dark fruit, and a hint of smokiness (that's probably a phenol coming from the yeast). The flavor follows suit and it's like a porter that's had dark fruits (plum, red grape, raisin) and cloves soaking in it. The chocolatey dark malts work extremely well with the darker fruit notes and clove, just as they do in so many dark Belgian ales, except that this is wizen-yeast based, and as such there's also some lower-level banana notes. Vanilla steps in as well, and combines with dark coffee to bring it back to the 'porter' side. At the very least it's interesting. Enjoyable.

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the bottle, 2014 vintage in a snifter. This unique "porter" pours a dark brown with tinges of red and a thick tight beaded foam layer that lingers long with decent sudsy lacing and a thick ring. Nose of light chocolate, roasted malts, light grains, and raisin notes. Flavors follow the nose with chocolate notes to the front blending with dark malts flavors towards the rear. As the brew warms a light hop character, lightly prickly, comes through on the back finishing somewhat dry with a light sweet grain flavor. For not being what I expected it is good, but not like my more preferred eisbock which is one of my all time favorites. That said it is nice to have tried this unique brew.

Photo of Bung
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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!!

Photo of JerSmi
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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!!!

Photo of emerge077
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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!

Photo of fourstringer
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Dated 2014.

A: Dark brown body that appears opaque in the glass. 1.5 finger of dense, creamy tan head. Good retention. Moderate lacing.

S: Lightly roasted malt with notes of almonds, nuts, raisin. Accompanied by lesser wheat notes, banana, tropical fruit. Light cacao, coffee. Molasses. Faint noble-type hops.

T: Semi-sweet wheat and toasty malts kick off. Turns a tad tart before a gentle hop presence closes things out fairly dry. Lingering tang and nutty malt notes in the aftertaste. Alcohol presence is light.

M: Moderate carbonation with a medium body. Lightly creamy in texture. Smooth.

O: Very nice brew. Well integrated roasted/porter-type malt and wheat-fueled fruit. Complex and satisfying.

Prost!

Photo of smakawhat
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%

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.

Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy dark reddish brown in color. It poured with a finger high dark beige head that has very good retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: The smell has moderate aromas of gingerbread cookies.
T: Like the smell, the taste is reminiscent of gingerbread cookies, without any ginger. Hints of chocolate and red berries are also noticeable.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a really nice blend of a porter and a hefeweizen. The wheat makes it easy to drink and adds fruity flavors and the Porter lends some complexity adding cookie-like flavors.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of damndirtyape
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of beerdrifter
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of patre_tim
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark deer skin brown with a cm amber hue on the edge when held to the light. Topped with 4 fingers of cappuccino beige head with fair retention.


S: Toffee, candy, fruity, light smokiness, caramel, toasted notes.


T: Brandy, toffee, toasted porter like notes, a hint of tar, lightly sweet with a sour fruit note like an orange lollipop, light coffee. Oh its complex and great.


M: Medium almost borderline syrupy body but smoothed out with fine powdery carbonation. Smooth finish, an almost coffee like coating left on the tongue.


O: Found this on in Kunming, China at a hip little bar on a back street. Amazing brew. I understand the name now after trying it, a cross between a porter and weizen in my opinion. My goodness. Find one, though its retired, and try it!

Photo of bushbeer75
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

1pt 9.4 oz brown bottle - Limited Edition 2014

Schneider Weisse Tap X Meine Porter Weisse filled my Weihenstephan Weizen glass with a dark reddish brown almost black hue producing a very generous creamy and foamy 2-finger tan head. The head held well and as consumed produced a "hit and miss" foamy lacing. At first sniff the nose picks up [moderate] roasted malts followed by a hint of dark chocolate, coffee, and raisins. The nose well represents the flavor. However, the taste is more pronounced, The mouthfeel is lightly creamy, medium bodied and has a dry slightly hoppy finish.

Tap X Meine Porter Weisse is a unique "Weizenbock" as it is a combination of two contrasting styles the English porter and a Bavarian wheat beer. This ale is well balanced and if you are looking for a different take on a weizenbock this is one for you.

Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Undoubtedly this is well done. Porter characteristics of dark and roasted malts as well as a fuller body are there. Fruity esters, a wheat acidity and the fluffy head give a typical wheat character. Therefore, mission accomplished for the brew master. However, I do not think that the two styles result in a great (harmonious) beer. Some extra points for the craftsmanship though.

Photo of thehyperduck
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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: 4.32, 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.

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.32/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nose of malt, spicey, dark fruity esters, yeasty, faint sourness. Taste malt, spicey, chocolate, licorice, tartness, ash. Ok!

Photo of dbrauneis
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque very dark deep mahogany in color with light amounts of gentle carbonation rising very slowly along the edges of the glass and some very faint cola brown highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a very thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: The smell of this beer reminds me of fresh baked gingerbread - a combination of bready malts, chocolate malts, and dark wheat malts with a lighter aroma of banana/clove from the yeast and just a hint of molasses/brown sugar.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of bready, chocolate, and dark wheat malts with just a hint of molasses/brown sugar sweetness. There is a light to moderate flavor of banana and clove from the yeast towards the finish and a hint of dark chocolate bitterness which lingers slightly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: This is a very interesting mixture of styles and one that I found a decent article on the internet explaining the historical origins - reminds me of a porter blended with a dunkelweizen. Nice complexities of flavor and aroma and very enjoyable. Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol.

Photo of smcolw
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Modest head but it lasts a long time. Leaves an initial ring of lace then just spots afterward. Muddy brown color. No light passes.

Strong vanilla and banana smell. Not much chocolate nor burnt aromas.

Semisweet cocoa at the beginning of the taste. There's a bit wheat in the swallow and aftertaste. Very fine carbonation which gives the body a thicker feel than expected. A bit of vanill in the finish.

Photo of kilo_005
4.82/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Photo of BEERchitect
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As the tried and true taste of Dunkeweizen runs its course, the fans of dark wheat ales venture into more challenging taste as their palate develops. with the stronger malt, yeast and toasted character elevated, proportions of the beers malty underpinnings exceed that of Dunkel and into the more robust world of Porter.

Somewhat of an ugly duckling, the ale pours with a highly muddled appearance, casting hazy rust tones with light brown, red and purple-ish hues through its thick haze. As a dense and creamy head builds, its rich lather is its saving grace- firmly withstanding the session, lacing the glass with confident concentric rings with each and every sip.

Its highly complex aromas are lead by the common fruit esters of banana, lemon, apple and papaya. Its complementary clove, white pepper and vanilla bean balance rounds out the fruit as nestles nicely in its bready-sweet, toasty and lightly chocolate scent. Heading into first sip, a tangy wine-like acidity strikes the nose along with cashew and mint.

Its taste elevates the sweetness, at least to start- its malty-sweet balance is of fresh baking bread, cake batter and pulled candy. The weave of banana and clove float just above the malt and really come to live in the middle palate. Grapes, toast, chocolate and nuts remain subtle and support the fruit and spice medley to perfection. Its finish of white pepper and mint round out the toasted grain and offer up a smooth, sweet and lightly tangy finish.

Medium bodied, fuller impressions mount as the beer's sweetness lingers on the palate. As its bready texture is slow to release, the beer has a slow and stead procession across the palate- arriving at a malty-dry finish with a pleasant evaporative cooling from minty hops and alcohol warmth.

Porter Weisse is a near-perfect display of what it is to be a wheat ale. The entire range of beer flavor seems to be represented an in equal and balanced fashion. Just shy of the Aventinus, Porter Weisse is a welcome addition to the Schneider family of ale.

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Schneider Weisse Tap X Meine Porter Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
90 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.