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

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Reviews: 785
Hads: 1,570
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 45
Gots: 167 | 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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Photo of generallee
4.6/5  rDev +15.9%
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. (844 characters)

Photo of drtth
4.6/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The beer is served in a Weizen glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As beer is served the 1 ¼" white head tops a cloudy golden brown or dark orange color beer. The head eventually recedes to about 1/8" for about half of the beer and leaves irregular sheets and legs of lacing when sipping. Toward the end of the beer there is a small ring around the liquid being fed by persistent carbonation and there is still some scattered lacing.

Smell: The aroma is classic hefeweizen but with wonderful balance so that no element dominates the others. The wheat, banana and clove are all intertwingled into a whole that there would seem to be no way to improve on

Taste: The flavors are pretty much predicted from the nose but again there is a wonderful subtlety to the flavors which seem to be an integrated whole of wheat, a bit of sweet malt, some gentle banana and clove, all intertwingled into a whole. None takes over and dominates our pushes out the others, they all play together nicely.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied, soft and silky with a gentle persistent carbonation that last throughout the beer. The finish is medium to long and is a continuation of the flavors and their balance as they all quietly leave the scene leaving behind a trace of dryness without bitterness or alcohol detectable.

Drinkability: In some ways this beer was a surprise in that I hadn't expected it to be this good. However in retrospect it seems obvious that the folks who produce Aventinus ought to also do a wonderful weisse beer. Indeed I may just have a new favorite, or at least I will until I get a chance to try Weihenstephaner again or compare them in a side-by-side tasting. This is definitely a beer I could have more than one of and that I'll be revisiting again in the future. Unlike some weizen the balance on this one is, for me, perfect. (1,891 characters)

Photo of WesWes
4.6/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The beer pours a hazy orange color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades. The aroma is great. It has a nice creamy clove and banana scent that is quite intense. It has a wonderful fruity yeast finish. The taste is great as well. It has an awesome wheat flavor and an equally good fruity yeast finish. It goes down smooth and quick with excellent mouthfeel. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a perfect drinking hefe. It has everything: aroma, flavor, and mouthfeel. I think I'll have another. (530 characters)

Photo of Anthony1
4.6/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Serving Type- bottle poured into a 5.L weissen glass

appearance- a slightly orange/amber color with a nice white head, but not as much lace.

smell- big smell of banana bread, lovely smell thats somewhat mild, but rich. hints of clove and a had spice.

taste/mouthfeel- the taste is very nice. a good mix of fruity blends with a dominant banana taste. light body with a nice hint of carbonation. no lasting aftertaste, which i enjoyed.

drinkability- amazingly drinkable, definite session beer :) would buy every time (520 characters)

Photo of Gehrig
4.6/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A very pleasant surprise for the first time I've tried it, Schneider Weisse, like Hacher Pschorr, is darker than the average hefeweizen, sporting a cider-brown hue with two fat fingers of white froth capping it--splendid. The smell is of fruit and decent spice, with plenty of malt lurking close by.

The taste was wonderful. Bananas combine with mild and sour citrus (orange and lemon), as well as some spice, to grant Schneider a terrific, bold flavor. Malty and smooth, this is extremely delicious. Thankfully and unsurprisingly well carbonated, this is a delight to consume. And here I thought that the high point of my beer evening would be Old Guardian. Schneider Weisse is really superb, a distinct, but true and well-crafted hefeweizen. Highly recommeded. (763 characters)

Photo of steeltown71
4.57/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

As noted by previous reviews, this is very dark for a hefe. Smell has citrus and bread notes, some spice. On the palate it's spice-forward with lemon zest flavors and hefe breadiness. Huge complexity of flavor here.

This is easily one of the best hefes I've had. I imagine it is absolutely unreal coming from a fresh draft. I could down a 1L glass of this on a nightly basis. (377 characters)

Photo of geexploitation
4.57/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This lovely beer pours a medium amber with a huge head. Banana and clove aromas are evident from the moment the bottle is opened. I also get some cinnamon in the nose. Taste is full of those banana and clove flavors, along with a slight citrusy sourness and some pleasing acidity. The mouthfeel, perhaps due to the acidity, is slightly watery, and the carbonation is very fine. This beer is exceedingly refreshing and manages to be substantial yet light at the same time. A wonderful beer. (489 characters)

Photo of normZurawski
4.57/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Looks good, smells better. Yeast overtones in the aroma, solid. Taste is outstanding. I love this beer. Smooth, easy drinking, full bodied, solid yeast flavors. Mellow aftertaste could be a bit more flavorful. Motuhfeel solid, full. Easy to drink any time. Well done. (267 characters)

Photo of speter
4.57/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Amber color (i.e., darker than the average weizen); cloudy with a three-finger head on pour that dissipates to 1/2-finger, but remained. Some lacing.

S: Banana and yeast with a hint of clove and citrus. Virtually no hop aroma.

T: Complex taste development: starts bitter at the front, then sweetens to banana towards the back of the tongue, and finishes dry. Aftertaste is decidedly citrus.

M: Refreshing medium body with strong carbonation.

D: Wonderful example of the hefeweizen style. Very drinkable and refreshing. (525 characters)

Photo of BeerImmediately
4.56/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

.5L into "nuclear power-plant" style glass

Poured with 2-3F of creamy off-white head over a murky apple-cider colored body, and leaves plenty of lacing. She's a beaut.

Spices are huge in this one - sweet clove dominates all, so I would have preferred a little more balance.

Flavor is simply awesome. Clove again comes through first, with some apricot peel, cinnamon, and good crisp apple.

Smooth, lightly carbonated body, with a relatively crisp finish.

Drinkability is large. I could go thru far too many of these in a session. (538 characters)

Photo of redmagik99
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

poured a light hazy brown with a slight orange tint. smelled great but like a lot of hefeweizens..hints of those bananas and cloves. Tasted similar to the smell but so much more rewarding (obviously). I love that european yeast..almost could have been a tripel without the wheat. Lots of carbonation which isn't necessarily a plus for me but it did not take away from the taste or drinkability at all. At 5.4% abv I could definitely put a bunch of these back without getting bored or bloated. I didn't have both for comparison but I'm pretty sure I prefer this over the weihenstaphaner hefeweizen. (597 characters)

Photo of waldoiverson
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9oz bottle served in a Weizen glass

L - Big head that was bright white white with some brownish tint. It took some time to settle and left the sides quite clean of lacing until it reached the top of the pour and then a nice tight cover of head stayed

S - sweet, dry malt wheat malt aroma. some banana but not overwhelming

T - wheaty delicious with malt reminding at first of bananas (stronger taste than smell), with a refreshing sweet green grass finish

F - refreshing carbonation, no bit, smooth but not cloying

D - oh yeah, it is 92 degrees today and i expect 2 may be in-order (588 characters)

Photo of Kuaff
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured cellar temperature into my weizen glass.

It pours with a one to two-finger, frothy white head and has a crystalline, copper-like honey-amber color. Like gold in the narrow part of the glass, and bronze in the flared -out part.

The aroma veritably bursts with banana, yeasty bread, vanilla, caramel, apples, dark red cherries, and lemon zest. A remarkably exquisite and intense aroma.

Flavors of both the sweet and tart fruits mingle with caramel in the taste, but above all else, it is supremely bready. As it should be.

The feel is quite carbonated, and, while not heavy, has a substantial weight and presence.

One hell of a hefeweizen. And I love that it has some dunkel leanings. (694 characters)

Photo of UncleAddie
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours cloudy with a two-finger head at the end of the pour. After swishing the bottle the dark pieces that are forgotten can be coaxed into the glass. This makes this beer extremely lively and fun to pour.

S: Clover hops with hints of banana bread.

T: Clean wheat taste with hint coming through at the end.

M: Medium to full bodied beer with little carbonation.

O: One of my go-to beers! Absolutely love every aspect of this beer. (482 characters)

Photo of wahhmaster
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a brand new Schneider Weisse weizen glass.

Appearance: A damn sexy hefeweizen. A bit darker than your usual hefeweizen but still damn sexy. Pours a dark golden color with lighter edges. Has a thick, creamy head that never really dissipates and leaves considerable lacing.

Smell: Smell strongly of yeast and bananas. Has the typical wheaty smell of most hefeweizens as well.

Taste: Starts off with a wheaty bitterness that develops into a yeasty, fruity finish. Has kind of a peppery spiciness to it as well complemented by citric and banana-y flavors.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, clean, refreshing and perfectly carbonated.

Drinkability: I'm a long-time fan of hefeweizens and this one is absolutely superb. I never got around to actually trying it on one of my trips to Germany but that just got bumped to the top of my to-do list next time. An absolute must for fans of the style. (910 characters)

Photo of ghostwalker
4.54/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Darker, amber-gold body for a HefeWeizen. Thick, cake-like, light tan head.

Nose is pure esters. Banana, spicy clove, quite a scent. Maybe even better than Weihenstephaner.

Flavor is both sweet, creamy and spicy. Smooth and light on the palate at first, the spice at the finish is great. Sharp, almost numbing cloves. This is a world-class HW.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Head is a treat.

Drinkability is great. Another new favorite. Now I need to do a summer HW head-to-head tasting. (501 characters)

Photo of pinkano
4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - full and shining gold color. Lighter on the bottom of the bottle and darker on the top - exceptional.
S - refreshing smell - most of bananas, maybe fried bananas or candied and a little bit of cinnamon.
T - starts with nice banana, followed by clove and ends again with bananas
M - medium body with medium carbonation
D - very much drinkable! dangerous! :) (361 characters)

Photo of stewart124
4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Darker than I expected. Clear until you can get that swirl of yeast from the bottom. Huge pillowy head that really doesn't ever leave this beer.

Lots of phenolics, cloves, and banana in the nose. Simply amazing.

Taste is very delicious. Medium bodied with plenty of bread characters and mouthfeel. There is an earthy tone along with more cloves, almonds, and an overall yeasty character. Very lively and so easy to drink. Chewy would be a good word. (451 characters)

Photo of corby112
4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving type: bottle.

Pours a clody golden amber color with a huge forthy white head. Citrus aroma with hints of orange, lemon, clove and yeast. Excellent Hefe-Weizen. Sweet malty taste with hints of clove, banana, lemon and orange peel, yeast and spice (254 characters)

Photo of Ungespundet
4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Weißbierprobe 2008! Who's the best in greater München? Augustiner vs. Unertl vs. Schneiderweisse vs. Erdingers fresh on the market Ur-Weisse!!! Too close to call between two of the Weißbiers. Augustiner and Schneiderweisse were the strongest but offer the drinker two very different Weißbiers. Highly recommended of course are both. The new offering from Erdinger(since Jan/08) was good and much much better than usual offering of their less than worthy Weißbier! Unertl was a disappointment and I will have to test them again at a later date due to there reputation here in Bayern. It happens...maybe I got a bad one....

Let's start with Schneiderweisse. Everyone knows and love this bier and for good reason. I won't write anything here that hasn't been said numerous times before. It's a classic for a reason! The head is picture perfect! Actually it was literally the best Weißbier head I have ever seen! It doesn't move! Like a solid mass. Aromas are phenolic typical of Schneider's yeast strain. Spicy, bubblegum fruity with clove and a touch of band aid in there. The malt is wonderful and toasty. The flavor is spicy and of pears and sweet apples. The bitterness is very nice and it features a god body. Oddly enough a found the bier have a slight saltiness to it. Das Weißbier ist einzigartig!!! (1,312 characters)

Photo of fullsweep
4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 mL brown bottle poured into a pint glass (sorry, I don't own any hefeweizen glassware).

A: brown cloudy ale sits underneath an extremely foamy beige head, leaves some wet lacing around the glass, LOTS of sediment left in the bottle. If/when I try this again, I'll try pouring the yeast to see what difference it makes.

S: very pleasant fermented, slightly malty, biscuity, fruity aromas

T: while I often get lots of orange flavor in wheat beers, this one bordered on a mild cherry with the typical biscuity flavors underneath. No unpleasant bitterness present.

M: great feel on the tongue, slightly more carbonation than the last few wheats I've tried--very enjoyable!

D: incredibly refreshing and very enjoyable beer. Would like to try this one again as a summer ale. (777 characters)

Photo of blackearth
4.52/5  rDev +13.9%
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. (278 characters)

Photo of FtownThrowDown
4.52/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

500ml bottle.
Pours a dark amber in color. This is a little bit darker than I was expecting. Still looks nice. A nice two inch head forms on the pour. Looks very inviting in my hefeweizen glass. Smell is wheat, lemon, coriander and some spice.
Lemon zest appears more so in the taste. Some wheat flavors as well as more of the zesty spice flavor. Very smooth and refreshing in the mouthfeel. Very non-cloying and easy drinking. The perfect choice for a hot summer like day. These hefeweizens will be a staple in my fridge for the next couple of months. (553 characters)

Photo of hustlesworth
4.51/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- murky swampy burnt orang-ish tawny brown burnt sienna with yellow ocher highlights and a huge dense creamy ivory puff ball of a head. foam has miraculous staying power and leaves lots of thick blankets and swirls of lace, the best looking hefe i've seen in recent times. that means like the last several weeks.

S- toasty and meaty with a faint bit of sulphur thay may actually complement the rest of the aroma. bananas, cloves, blah blah yeast blah with sweet canned pears in syrup and red apples.

T- bubblegum wheat and yeast flavors mix with banana and very ripe plum. some spice flavors like fresh nutmeg, and a quick little bite of hops as it dries out some in the finish becoming toasty and full of fresh grainy flavors like Special K cereal. aftertaste of wheat bread, barley soup, and a light fruity apple tartness. very good.

MF- slick and effervesced with a plush wheat protein feel. very fine refreshing carbonation balances the body out completely.

D- this beer deserves a better rating in my opinion, a perfectly balanced example that looks great and drinks even better. (1,091 characters)

Photo of B967ierhunter177
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a cloudy, amber color with thick foam with a thin coating of lace lasting until the end. It's aroma is biscuits, vanilla and coriander followed by a balanced malt sweetness with a hay-like yeast flavor. The mouthfeel is light and smooth providing for a good amount of drinkability. Overall Schneider Weisse Original (Tap 7) is an excellent beer. While darker than most hefeweizens it doesn't have as much citrus tang but is smoother and more balanced. Highly recommended!! (488 characters)

Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 785 ratings.