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

Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser OriginalSchneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original

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1,226 Ratings
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Ratings: 1226
Reviews: 740
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Weisse Original.

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Photo of Kudashov


2/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- Dark brown brew which came to a large beige head that did not last long . The clear brown color is nice . The picture is true on the color but my haed did stay long enough to take pic .

S- Fruity , some citrus .

T- to me nothing popped out . Blah . Bland . Boring

M- Ok ..To me this was nothing . Sort of flat . Watery . ,,,

D- It is fine . OK . I did not enjoy but not vile either . Just not my cup of tea ..

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2007 17:16:44 | More by Kudashov
Photo of shaggy151


2.33/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This beer is much darker then what i have seen from other hefeweizens. It also dosen't look as cloudy as other hefeweizens and the head died down quickly. Tasted a bit spicey with a hint of bananas. Carbonation was a bit flat but the beer was smooth. It's drinkable but probably not going to have it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2006 06:40:05 | More by shaggy151
Photo of GeneralZod


2.42/5  rDev -39%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer is much darker then the traditional hefeweizen. It also does not hold the head retention well at all.

Smells very fruity with a hint of bananas.

Does not taste that great. It has an aftertaste that I don't find good.

It is slightly coarsed and does not go down that easily

I don't recommend this beer. It's not a very good hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2006 03:47:33 | More by GeneralZod
Photo of BobLuvBeer


2.68/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Foggy color, lots of carbonation. Fruitiness develops half way through the glass. Begins with a taste which is harsh for a weisse, but by the end of the glass, the taste is balances out into a nice combination of wheat and hops.
Served with lemon
Quick fading head

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2003 12:20:37 | More by BobLuvBeer
Photo of sfprint


2.7/5  rDev -32%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Shockingly dark for something not considered to be a dark hefeweizen, extremely cloudy, lemon cola color. Fair head retention.

S: Sweet cooked banana yeast, though not as strong as the Tap 1 blending nicely into the malt underneath. Heavy smell.

T: Like the Tap 1, it has this watery quality, and the alcohol is more present. It's strange because there are qualities about the flavor I like and don't like. The tart, sourness isn't pleasant like a rotting lemon, and the alcohol doesn't fit well coupled with the sourness. But beneath that, it has these qualities of a really good beer. A nice fullness of a good blend of the yeast and malt. The sweet cooked banana is also in there. But sadly the sourness ruins it for me.

M: Mouthpuckering sourness. Mild carbonation.

O: The sourness ruins it.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2010 22:57:55 | More by sfprint
Photo of jujubeast6000


2.78/5  rDev -30%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed 2/14/2007 (500mL bottle):

Pours a huge, creamy off-white head, decent lacing, lasting. Brown color, very cloudy. Floral wheaty aroma, some alcohol. Light, malty flavor, watery. .Some of that wheat in the taste, some grapefruit. Watery, not too complex a flavor. A light session beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2009 02:36:15 | More by jujubeast6000
Photo of HoustonTX


2.85/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Hazy orange, poured a large white head, nice carbonation streams.

S - Light wheat, straw, and grain. Citrus, especially lemon and orange peel.

T - Light notes of weak malt, and undertones of citrus wash the palate upfront, with close following light citrusy tones. Not exactly what I look for in a good Hefe.

Possibly an old bottle - it just didn't do it for me. At best an average beer, and not quite represenative of the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2006 03:02:07 | More by HoustonTX
Photo of Augustiner719

New York

2.9/5  rDev -27%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a .5L stein.

Appearance: very very surprizingly dark for a hefeweizen... especially "The Original" german hefe-weizen ale... not very consistant with the style. Head dissapated very very quick. No lacing, no head after 15 seconds at all.

Smell: Smells very very sweet. Almost too sweet. Bottle says "bottle fermented" and that leads me to believe the sweet smell is from the added sugar used to carbonate and ferment the beer. Not appealing. I get overripe peaches and cantelope.

Taste: Tastes very sweet, like cantelope and sweet sugary apricots. Not anything close to the refreshing other german varieties like weinstephaner , hacker and paulaner and augustiner.

Mouthfeel: good solid carbonation keeps through the session. Very sticky, not my preference.

Drinkability: Suprisingly light for the taste and smell. Its easy drinking, but too sweet for my palate to drink a lot of these.. On a drinking night I would maybe have more than one, but not in my line of go to german beers for any night

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2009 04:17:13 | More by Augustiner719
Photo of phantomwyse


2.95/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Darker than expected, mid-toned brownish amber. Thick head, slow moving carbonation trickles up from the bottom of the glass.

S: Most resembling a twist on a Belgian style wit. But, with toasted caramel malts and banana and orange citrus.

T: Bitter and toasted malt. Hops slap with a bitter and phenolic backhand with esters aftershock. Not as smooth as expected or led to believe by my nose.

M: Slightly soapy, medium carbonation.

D: Eh....

I think I've fallen victim to yet another somewhat aged bottle. But, I don't think my palate was tainted too much by that. I'll find another bottle from a different store, compare notes, and amend review if necessary.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2008 22:28:39 | More by phantomwyse
Photo of mjc410


2.98/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in the brewer's glass at Stuff Yer Face in New Brunswick, NJ.

Forms a nice long-lasting and rocky weiss head, but the beer is muddy brown - very murky. Plunging my nose as far as possible into the glass, I can still say the beer doesn't smell like much of anything. For the taste, I pick up only a slight roastiness, missing a lot of the yeast character and associated fruitiness/spiciness. The mouthfeel is medium, not quite thick enough for my taste in this style, with good carbonation. Overall, I call this a refreshing, but far too mild, version of the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2006 15:53:03 | More by mjc410
Photo of PapaGemutlich


2.98/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle pour to a straight pint. Tarnished copper, almost brown color (very dark for a weiss); creamy, stable head.

Solid phenols, slightly metallic overtones.

Reasonably well made, I guess, but this is a touchy style to get just right--I wouldn't go out of my way for it. . .

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2010 21:14:48 | More by PapaGemutlich
Photo of TastyAdventure


3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Hands down the worst hefeweizen, no, the worst wheat beer, I've ever had. Kinda pissed it cost me $4.50 for a pint bottle.

Color is gross. Considering it's a hefeweizen. It's brown. Big head like a hefeweizen should have though.

Smell is the best part. Banana, some taffy, a touch of clove I guess, but then alos some wet cardboard or something.

Taste - Kind of oxidized? Some over ripe banana. Taste falls flat., Not any strong flavors. slightly watered down.

Mouthfeel - a little too watery.

Overall, buy any hefeweizen but this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 13:46:32 | More by TastyAdventure
Photo of ultralarry2006


3.03/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 500 ml. bottle. Left a big hefe-weizen head that had some decent retention, and a little bit of lacing. Body was a cloudy apple cider-like color, sort of a cloudy light brown. A different look than most h-w's, but looked decent.

Smell - plums, cherries, hint of cloves, hint of creamy wheat. Classic h-w aromas were subdued, came off like a weak bock.

Taste - similiar to the smell. Plums, cherries, some creamy wheat. Cloves were stronger in the taste than the smell, but still rather subdued by h-w standards. Finished a bit sour.

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, fairly fluid, slightly creamy.

Drinkability - good, not great. The fruity flavors were different for an h-w, and they were decent, but this lacked the classic h-w characteristics (clove, bananas, creamy wheat ). I'd have this once in awhile.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2006 14:51:36 | More by ultralarry2006
Photo of Jeffo


3.05/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought at Bert's Bier Huis in Utrecht

From a bottle into my Weizen glass.

APPEARANCE: A darker colour for a weizen. Kind of an opaque rust-mahogany; a darker orange-brown colour. A medium-big fluffy white head disappears slowly and ends in a film. Decent lacing remains on the glass. A decent amount of carbonation evident; more than average. Colour is unique and looks nice.

SMELL: Wheat malt and some bready yeast as well. The scent of dough and some slight banana in the background, but not much.

TASTE: More wheat malt and yeast as well. Taste of bread is there and a slight bit of sour dough and citrus lemon creep through as well. No real banana or lemon esters evident; the malt is definitely more prevalent. Not bad but not that interesting. Bread becomes more prevalent as it warms.

PALATE: Medium-thin body is well carbonated, but not too much. Goes down very smooth and slightly creamy. No bite and finishes slightly sticky. Decent, but could be a little fuller.

OVERALL: A decent weizen, but missing that banana / lemon character that makes the German style unique. Malt is more prevalent and that bread taste comes through strongly. It's a drinkable brew and it has a beautiful colour, but not something I'd crave. There are better in the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2008 14:44:50 | More by Jeffo
Photo of 9InchNails

New Jersey

3.05/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Interesting looking brew. Muddy light brown in the middle and slight yellow approaching gold on the edges. It looks like smog mixing with the sunlight. Looks extremely carbonated with bubbles shooting aggressively upward.

I smell floral hops, wheat and citrus. A slight metalic smell is present as well. Quite an interesting smell for sure.

Wheat, cinnamon spice, citrus -- I'm thinking orange peel, floral hops. Mainly wheat and the citrus are the main tastes; it's interesting but not that great.

Body isn't that thick... Kinda on the light side. Carbonation isn't crazy as I thought it was going to be but is there. Feels okay.

I don't think I want to have another one. It's not horrible but I'm just not into it. It's a little blah for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2011 06:21:17 | More by 9InchNails
Photo of allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Uniform cloudy orange. Medium sized, creamy white head. Good retention and lace.

S - Sharp, tart, and lemon smell.

T - I see the bubblegum thing. There's some bitterness in the finish, but mostly a dry, citrusy taste.

M - Carbonation is biting. Medium bodied. A bit crisp.

D - OK I guess, but not on my gotta have it list by any means. Maybe I'll try again on a hot day in the summer.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2006 20:11:15 | More by allergictomacros
Photo of drpimento


3.08/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This bottle is labeled:" Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original". Poured into a mid-sized water glass impeding the ability to get a good head and see the yeast tailings. The head I did get disappeared right away after the first pouring and had no lace. Second pouring had better head, still no lace and settled out quick. Aroma is yeast, malt, a bit of spice, and citrus. Flavor's like aroma with some nice sweet almost tart and a bit of bitter. Body is good but carbonations seem a bit low. Finish is like flavor and has a citrus character that lasts a while. This bottle was cool only, maybe cellar temp. Believe it or not, the Schneider Origianal that I have at home is better than this! Much better.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2010 18:24:26 | More by drpimento
Photo of WMBierguy


3.1/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Do you like Hefe-Weizen beers? If so, you will like this beer. There is nothing too outstanding about it, it is simply good example of a Hefe-Weizen. There's nothing great about it, which is part of its problem. Its a bland hefe. I'd take Weihenstephaner over it, but I'd be willing to buy Schneider Weisse again, despite its blandness

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2003 21:33:41 | More by WMBierguy
Photo of Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice wheat beer with small head. I would have like a bigger head that would have stayed longer... Light brown colour. Very refreshing beer for the summer wothout being too distinct or exceptionnal. A little bit more spcie would also have been appreciated

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2003 14:29:25 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of Citadel82

New Jersey

3.1/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not the best of their products. Pleasant malty-yeasty aroma, weak and short-lived head with little or no lace. Some clove, some malt some bitterness, fairly balanced yet somehow bland. Could be a great summer after the lawn beer,,,not great in my book, alas not too bad, just there.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2004 02:37:32 | More by Citadel82
Photo of BeerNemesis

New York

3.1/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Schneider Weisse Original | 500 ml. | 5.4% ABV | 2011

Brewer: Private Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Style: Hefeweizen
Glass: pint

Hazy amber body with a snow-white cap.

Lightly roasted grain, hints of banana, clove

Clove spicing is dominant. The maintaste is a crisp, biscuit base. Banana plays second fiddle to the harsher wheat flavors in this hefe. The end is dry and grainy—no hint of sweetness.

More crisp than creamy, with abrasive bubbles.

I can't help wishing this hefe had done more with the banana flavor. It's notably lacking and, together with the harsh mouthfeel, brings down my overall flavor experience.

Would I get it again?:

Bottled: ?
Served: May 15, 2011

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 23:57:37 | More by BeerNemesis
Photo of smakawhat


3.1/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

A real dark muddy brown body, opaque with a fairly creamy head that manages about two fingers and settles to a simple puck. Some good rising carbonation, but hard to see through the body. Kind of looks like a sewer. Wait a minute there is actually a piece of GRAIN on my head. Never seen that before.

Faint burnt clove smell, and bile. Good toasty grain also like a mild or English bitter strangely. Interesting, quite different.

Palate hits with a wet body, quite fizzy and club soda like in texture too. Finishes wet and clean, but with classic banana like esters also. Not much lingering flavor on the finish here either. Really missing the classic wheat chew on this.

Overall a real odd mix with a toasty mild grain like taste, and wet banana hefeweizen. Not feeling it, not a horrible beer though, but I am not a fan of this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 23:51:43 | More by smakawhat
Photo of Frozensoul327


3.13/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Darker than normal orange rust apperance. Very cloudy. Large head of dense white foam with good longevity. Lots of lace, and a medium level of carbonation.

S: Typical banana notes with some yeasty hints here and there. Buttery maltiness noted on upon further inspection. Some spices thrown in for fair measure.

T: Banana and clove esters attack the taste buds, with dark pepper afterthoughs. A sour bread character is unleashed toward the finish, yet remains slightly hidden among the wheaty presenation that saturates the palate.

M: Kind of flat. Smooth. Nothing special, but appropriate for the style, and acceptable.

D: I could take it or leave it. Not the best, but not the worst either. Worth a try, but there are better German hefe's to be drank.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2006 02:54:22 | More by Frozensoul327
Photo of drewmprs


3.15/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Far too yeasty to be appealing as a hefeweizen. Short-circuited on the head, because there was none. I think the son made this one without pa's approval. I paid 3.49 at hollingshead. I don't think i'll purchase this one again. Not traditional, too simple. Dark amber color, more like a weizenbock or dunkel weizen. The head in the picture looks nothing like the actual head.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2006 04:31:24 | More by drewmprs
Photo of Nerudamann


3.18/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - caramelized brown, almost like a cola. Two and half fingers of head that dissipates somewhat slowly. Very good carbonation.

Smell - Fizzy, sweet and malty smelling. Not quite as earthy smelling as their green label.

Taste - Again, not as earthy tasting as their green label. This one has a little more champagne like fizz to it, which I don't think is a detriment necessarily. Only slightly malty, but not hoppy either. It tastes like the malts are just a little weak.

Mouthfeel - Very light in texture, fizzy.

Drinkability - Not as complex and interesting as some of their others, but a very drinkable beer. Easy enough to come back to.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2010 04:12:59 | More by Nerudamann
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Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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