Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

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1,551 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,551
Reviews: 794
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 46
Gots: 162 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-03-2002

Formerly Schneider Weisse Original.
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Ratings: 1,551 | Reviews: 794
Reviews by BlueHammer:
Photo of BlueHammer
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer on tap at the Half Door in Hartford. It was served in a pint glass, much to my dismay, with a lemon in it. I'll have to remember to ask they serve it sans lemon next time!

As the beer was served to me I noted its orangey amber color. It was cloudy but when you held it to the light you could see through it. The smell was a little floral and a little spicy and a little fruity. First taste was very satisfying, a definite taste of cinnamon or nutmeg and a little sweet. The beer is very well-balanced and enjoyable. Mouthfeel is smooth with the carbonation coming through just enough. This makes for an easy, drinkable beer. Terrific as the days get warmer! I will definitely have this brew again.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Moneypenny
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Darker than I would have expected for a hefeweizen, and I poured it into the wrong glass. But a nice wheat beer.

Photo of oberon
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

To me one of the more unique looking hefe-weizens out there,pours a gold color with a real nice reddish tint.A small to medium head with aromas of cloves and yeast being the tmost prominent.The taste is orange-like and some cloves a real nice summer quaffer.A unique beer for the style.

Photo of Popsinc
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 500ml bottle. Poured a murkey brown/orange with large foamy head. The head didn't last as long as i thought it might (or as long as i remembered it to).

Smell: Fruity and light. Good spiciness going on here but not as much banana as i thought there would be. A little yeast detection and a hint of bubblegum sweetness.

Taste: Much more banana once on the palate. What starts spicey and earth-like turns into fruity banana and a light citrus with bubblegum chewiness and sweetness. Not as rich and full bodied as i would have liked.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and light off the top. Bubbly and dry towards the finish. An easier drinker.

Drinkablilty. Great for a summers day. There are other great hefeweizens i prefer (Dennison's) but this is a decent example of the style.

Photo of RoyalT
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This is really dark for a Hefe Weizen. The head fit the bill though. It rose up easily and never quite did go down.

Smell – There’s the typical sharp yeast flavor, but it’s a little on the toasted side, which is strange. Other than that, it has the usual light fruity profile led by bananas.

Taste – This is part dunkel, part hefe. The nice yeast is there but, again, it’s a little on the toasty side. The banana-dominated fruit is right on the mark.

Mouthfeel – Light but foamy in accordance with the style.

Drinkable – This went down like a good weizen. It wasn’t what I expected, though.

Photo of JonnoWillsteed
3.72/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The 'Tap 7' variety, is not a patch on the 'Tap 6' variety. Similar in looks, chestnut grey and cloudy. Thinner, with a harder and rather spear-like on the palette tinniness (in comparison, between the two).

This one cost me e0.95 from the local specialist beer shop; the #6 was e1.19.The e0.24 premium is very well spent is my advice!

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #80 (Sep 2013):

A classic is what we have here, so easy to knock back. Not your typical contemporary Hefeweizen. as it dons a slightly darker color. Bold but very approachable, and don’t you dare think about garnishing this brew with any kind of citrus.

STYLE: Hefeweizen
ABV: 5.4%

LOOK: Hazed brassy hue, amazing head

SMELL: Ripe banana, bready, taffy, nutty yeast, lemon pith, dried grass, mild clove, fallen apples

TASTE: Perfect crispness, moderate-sized body, loaf of bread, estery, peppery, banana taffy, grainy, yeast, apple skin, spicy clove, kiss of alcohol warmth, drying finish

Photo of blackearth
4.52/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Purchased from Otto's Wooden Cask in Brown Deer, WI. Pours a bright dark gold body with a bright white head. Aroma is loaded with fruity esters, banana peel and clove. Medium bodied with a smooth wheat malt flavor, crisp carbonation and a clean, dry finish. Superb drinkability.

Photo of joemacpherson
3.67/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark golden brown with a thick frothy head. pretty thick lacing.

Bananas and cloves with a pinch of spice.

First sweet lemons and then light banana cloves. quite malty, with a bready finish.

nice full body and the right amount of carbonation.

pretty filling beer.

This beer does not pack the same punch that its bavarian counterparts do. It is pleasant but its character is lacking something to impress. I do like that malty aspect though.

Photo of generallee
4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 500ml or 1 pint .9oz bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: It had a dark bronze color like a Dunkelweizen. The body was hazy and had some visible carbonation. It produced a thick billowy head that was cloudy white in color and had good retention and slick lacing.

Smell: The aroma had a fruity yeasty character that stood out over hints of wheat malt.

Taste/Mouth feel: It is very smooth and creamy on the palate with soft carbonation and a good solid medium body. The flavor has a big solid malty presence with creamy wheat, sweet bready and lightly toasted caramel notes. Flavor notes of fruity yeast, banana and clove are present and well balanced. Its hop flavor is very mild and it finishes fairly crisp and balanced.

Notes: Overall I enjoyed its wonderful deep malty flavor and drinkability.

Photo of Jason
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Darker than the usual weissebier, big aroma of banana bread and hints of yeast and clove. Phenolic character is expressive with clove and a slight medicinal flavour that cuts right through the wheat. This same phenolic character keeps its bite right to the end.

Photo of merlin48
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, courtesy of BigLove, decants into a half liter weissbier glass a murky, rusty orange body topped by a gigantic, offwhite head. Retention is fair to good, and splotches of lace are left all over the sides of the large glass.

Aroma is spot on for the style, with spicy clove and pepper and banana. Faint notes of orangepeel and grainy wheat in the background.

Mouthfeel is light medium bodied, with ample carbonation and a peppery bite on the tongue.

Taste has citrusy banana and orange, backed by a strong spicy essence of cloves and white pepper. Grainy wheat, bitter grassy hops, and a yeast presence add a nice balance. Finishes dry, with a slight green banana aftertaste.

A very fine Hefeweizen, that looks different than other Hefes I've tried, but definitely is one of the benchmarks of the style. Very pleasant to enjoy on its own, but this would be ideal with about any kind of German food.

Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The classic hefe, medium sized bottle, has some dating info on the rear label, but it makes no sense to me. Pours dark apricot/brown, with almost a light purple blush. Fluffy light tan head, leaves ample thick lace. The familiar coriander and cloves both in the nose and following through in the flavor profile. Been enjoying this one for years, along with a lot of other beer lovers. Always tasty. You cant go to wrong giving this one a try.

Photo of Weizenmensch
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

One of my favourite Hefeweizens - the problem is that on this occasion my Schneider glass was caked with yeast flecks from an earlier indulgence, and try as I might I couldn't get the glass perfectly clean. Maybe soaking the glass in soapy water would have liberated the flecks, but I couldn't wait that long, so I just scrubbed it hard with detergent, then rinsed with hot water, scrubbed again with rinse aid, and even tried salting the water to clean off the remaining flecks. In any case, the flecks weren't totally removed, and I've practically wasted my expensive beer by putting it in a glass that kills the head. Stupid me... I just realised I'd never reviewed this and wanted to do it now. Oh well, I'll still enjoy it, but I'll review it again later so that more aromas can be detected.

Note: One of my favourites, and within the Weizen category, very individual.

Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.34/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a weiss glass. Surprisingly dark for one that claims to be a hefe. Opaque leather-brown, with about an inch and a half of foamy head. Didn't last very long; it was only a thin ring after about 4 minutes. Would've rated this higher as a dunkel.

The nose, however, more than makes up for this. Suprisingly complex for a hefe; aside from the banana peel and cloves, I also get apple, brown sugar and a few other spices. Very nice.

The taste is very rich for a hefe, quite flavorful. Surprisingly malty, with the cloves a little bit muted. The banana flavour is almost like a banana chip - slightly roasted, probably melding with the malts - which is quite satisfying. I still think this one is more like a dunkel than a hefe, but here we are.

Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side; not nearly as creamy as Weihenstephan or Hacker due to the rapidly dissolving head.

All in all, another fine entry from G Schneider (absolutely loved their eisbock). I'd probably rate this one a little lower than Hacker or Weihen, but it's still an impressive, flavorful weisse. Won't go down quite as smooth as the ligher hefe's on a sunny day though.

Photo of magictrokini
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first amber hefe I've seen. Pours clear amber with very little head. Aroma is strongly bananas, with some spice. The taste is one of the smoothest I've had. Sweet and light up front, then more of the wheat comes out in the end. Crisp finish. A really good beer.

Photo of Swedes21
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a chilled glass

Appearance - dark ale, lots of head, off white, foamy, good lacing, hazy, min carbonation

Smell - banana, hops, sweet, vanilla

Taste - banana, little bitter, taste sweet at the start

Mouthfeel - good feel, light, added carbonation brings more banana fwd, smoother finish

Drinkability- good beer, smooth and nice tasting, light to drink, one worth stocking

Photo of kingcrowing
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at das bierhaus poured into a half liter aventenus glass.

Pours a fairly dark amber to light brown with a nice big white fluffy head that stays around for quite a while. Nose is light fruity and yeasty.

Taste is sweet, lots of banana but somehow the finish is quite dry and tasty. It reminds me of banana chips. Mouthfeel is full and rich, super drinkable.

Photo of ajchocholousek
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy golden-orange-amber with a big, fluffy, creamy two finger head after a fairly aggressive pour. Nose is beautiful with notes of spicy clove, banana, a touch of caramel, and a bit of bubblegum. A little less fruity and yeasty than other good hefeweizens out there. A prickly, effervescent, light-medium body yields some citrus up front that leads the way to banana, apple, and clove notes. Perhaps even a touch of nutmeg or cinnamon in here. Perhaps I'm drinking this just a touch too cold while writing this, but this one seems to exhibit everything that's great about a good hefe, but slightly more subdued. Still, finishes clean, dry, and leaves me wanting more. A great food hefe.

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 500ml bottle with a BB of June 2012. The original Schneider-Weisse.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A rich golden-amber colour with plentiful carbonation; darkens significantly as the last part of the bottle is agitated and poured. The final colour is a hazy dark brown - the biggest change I've ever seen when pouring a beer. Produces a large creamy off-white head with excellent stability - it looks great and reminds me of the head on Guinness. Aroma of wheat and fruity yeast esters, with dominant notes of banana and cloves. A slightly sulphurous hint in the background, and perhaps a whiff of alcohol.

Tastes of sweet wheat malt with a fruity yeast character and a dry finish. Dominant notes of banana, followed by cloves, bubblegum, yeast esters and spice. Subtle stewed hops hit the back of the throat, along with a hint of alcohol. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth, but seems a little flat. Quite astringent; coats the palate. Aftertaste of bananas and sweet, fruity yeast.

Nice - a solid weissbier. Lots of fruity yeast and wheat flavours swilling around. Smooth, balanced and refreshing. Would go down well on a hot day. Well worth your time.

Photo of Thrasher
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Rust brown in color, full head that disappeared completely from my glass. Delicious aroma with hints of brown sugar and apples. First tastes of honey, cloves, bubble gum, apples, with a trace of white grapes in the finish. Refreshing and large, but not as complex as I was expecting. Some raw sugar cane/molasses but all in all pretty innocuous. The wheat lets it slide right over your tongue and down your throat. Terrific, soft, almost feathery mouthfeel. Despite being the original, it's not your stereotypical hefe, and for that I give it credit. It's a big beer but certainly not overwhelming, in fact it would do well with a bit more of a kick.

Photo of far333
3.37/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark honey colored, with a low white head. Smell is yeasty and citrusy, and the flavor fairly matches, but has the addition of some sweet malt highlights. Flavor feels heavy on the palate. Mouthfeel is watery. Lingering aftertaste seems to sweeten in the mouth as it builds, and gives off a light cinammon flavor.

Photo of BranfordBound
3.61/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle poured into a Hofbräu weizen glass. No discernable date on bottle.

The pour is foamy and leaves a three finger white head which fades to an ample covering halfway through the drink. The color is murky dark golden bordering on amber. Lots of medium sized bubbles float to the top. Leaves some lacing.

The aroma is a bit subdued. Typical hefe notes with a sweet banana, an apple lingers around. Sweet, not spicy.

Taste is similiar to the aroma, a little variation on the hefe style, which is nice, but still makes it off. There is a roastiness which brings out the malty and bread notes. Also there is a sweet banana and a vinuous finish as it warms. Not too much spices.

Mouthfeel is typical hefe, some carbonation feel on the tongue with a wet and clingy afterfeel.

Drinkability is above average, the abv isn't too bad and the flavor is nice, but that vinuous warming sneaks in and hinders the sessionability.

The taste is certainly an interesting variation, but there is a lot left to be desired. The flavor isn't too strong and some normal hefe notes are missing or muted. It's like a cross between a hefe and dunkel that turns out to be a little bland, still worth a try, though.

Photo of ADR
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow brown, great head of an inch of soft froth. Very yeasty aroma, similar to uncooked pizza dough. Smooth and sweet honey-like flavor, touch of ester, slight lemon astringency at the finish. Quite mild and one of the nicer Hefes to me (not a major fan of the style). Not in a class with the Wheat Doppelbock, but then its not supposed to be. The brew is drinkable.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a mahogany, slightly hazed orange amber hue with a tan bubbling head. This hefe is looking just like a dunkel, but it's not. The aroma is chalk full of vinous banana, and cloves completed by a nice flowing trace of caramelized brown sugar thrown in. The sharp wheat with a barrage of highly carbonated yeast created flavors of banana, cloves, along with the amazing touch of brown sugar come together to form the flavor of this fine hefe. Incredibly smooth making this beer one that will be calling me back again and again.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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