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

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1,506 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,506
Reviews: 779
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 42
Gots: 136 | 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: 1,506 | Reviews: 779
Photo of Sammy
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A top pick. Great with food. A light sweetness on the tongue, a banana smoothie. Wanted to finish this myself but my mates had to have some and more again. Had again in August 2005 and really appreciated its delicateness and malty buttery creamy taste.

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 2/10/2012.

Pours a murky light brown with a foamy beige head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, yeast, and some slight spice aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild banana flavor on the finish. There is a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty but the smell isn't as good in my opinion.

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.66/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up at Chevy Chase in DC. Served in a weizen glass.

Pours yellow-golden to bronze in color with a huge white eggshell head. Incredible retention on the super-thick head. The nose has a good yeast presence plus a bit of backing malt. The taste lays off quite a bit and there is mild yeastiness with some spice and a bit of banana. The malt simply takes over too much. There is a slight sweetness there as well. Body is medium with moderate carbonation. The clove comes through more in the finish. Pretty good and certainly easy drinking.

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3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured cloudy yellow-brown into a weizen glass that left room for a nice foamy white head. The head died down, but the moderate carbonation kept a bit of head on the top of the beer. The color of the beer is rather dark for this style.
S: Yeast and wheat aromas dominate the smell.
T: Initial tastes of bubble gum and banana come through, followed by hints of wheat.
M: The beer tastes smooth but the finish makes this feel a bit on the light-bodied side.
D: There's nothing quite as refreshing having one of these on a hot summer day. It is thirst quenching and very easy to drink.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a murky, surprisingly dark color that is a blend of amber and chestnut brown (lighter at the foot than at the top); not as much of a head as I would have expected from the style, but it does leave some splashes of lace behind

Smell: More clove than banana, which was also a surprise, with a real wheat bread backbone

Taste: Starts out with a banana bread flavor, with the clove building and then fading by mid-palate; after the swallow, the clove returns to form and lingers around for quite a while, and, while the banana flavor never really fades, it is joined by a bitter orange element in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with sharply effervescent carbonation

Drinkability: Perhaps not among the top tier of hefes, this sure is close and is an interesting contrast to some of the others that are more conforming to American expectations

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nothing like the original. This beer surprises me a bit, in that it's not the norm of Weizenbiers. There is a nice alternating mingling from strong and estery wheat with subtle and characterful barley. The fruitiness and citrus flavors remain stronger than the breay, caramelly barley. Leaving a solid bodied, sweet wheat flavor and providing a rusty orange hue. Quite hazy and well headed, the body remains creamy, though cut by citrus and mild hops. Finsihes clean and crisp despite the creaminess and maltiness. A good break from the winter beers.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.1/5  rDev -22.1%
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

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

Tangerine-amber with a fine cloud of suspended yeast. So fine in fact, that the beer appears clear unless backlit. I'm left wondering if a lack of visible yeast will translate into a lack of yeastiness on the palate. In addition, Weisse is darker than most hefes and looks like a pale ale or an amber ale. The dirty white head is small and is so soft that no lace is seen.

Classic hefe weizen nose with no shortage of wattage despite what appears to be a shortage of hefe. Banana esters are uppermost with clove lurking underneath in a strictly supportive role. I must be part monkey because I love those banana esters in a big way.

This is a flavorful hefe with clove spice playing a more assertive role on the palate than it did in the nose. Although banana has been blunted to some extent, its contribution is still appreciated. Because flavor and mouthfeel are so tightly linked, at least for me, Weisse's thin, buzzy, uncreamy mouthfeel can't help but pull the flavor down a half notch with it.

'The Original' may be the original (it seems to me that another German brewery claims the same honor), but it isn't the best. Still though, this is a good version and is a pleasantly drinkable one.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.52/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

not at all what i expected from tap 7, and frankly, its a step below their other beers even though this is the original. its much darker than i expected for a hefe, more copper than anything else, with very tall and well lasting white head. it smells like stale wheat malt and dark fruit, and odd combination for the style indeed. i get very little of the classic banana yeast complex these styles are known for, and instead get a sort of chalky grainy vibe all the way through. its an easy drinking beer, well carbonated and all, but the flavor profile, especially towards the finish is just a little off putting. its tannic and watery, and the simple relationship between yeast and wheat is nonexistent for me here. its not a bad beer, but its off the style lines for sure, and just doesn't impress me the way their others have. still, at under 4 bucks a bottle, the price is hard to match. i wonder if freshness had anything to do with my lackluster experience.

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

A: Poured from a half liter bottle, the beer is strangely colored for a hefeweizen. Almost copper in color with a finger of soapy white head.

S: Rather heavy on the spice notes, mostly clove, with a bit of bubblegum to it. The banana is not super strong, but it is there and is sweet. A moderate breadiness, but not all that malty.

T: Sweet, but moderate in strength, banana flavors are present up front. Clove provides plenty of spice and is the bulk of the flavor here. Some decent bread and wheat, but, like the nose, not super heavy on the malt.

M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation.

D: A good hefeweizen, but not one of my favorites. Easy enough to drink, of course.

Photo of largadeer
4.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt. Rust colored in my glass, very dark for the style. Cloudy with a substantial and lasting tan head.

The nose is initially very spicy with a dominant clove character, but as it warms I pick up more rich caramelized malt, brown sugar and dark fruit.

Flavors of caramelized malt and brown sugar hit the palate first, though it's not terribly sweet. The mid-palate revels more fruitiness and spice, reminiscent of toasted bananas and clove. Medium bodied, spicy in the finish, complex but quaffable. Another excellent wheat beer from Schneider.

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 ChainGangGuy
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle - $3.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Clouded, murky-looking, medium-toned brown body with a tall head stand comprised of Mother of Pearl-colored foam that soon dissipates into a few disorganized strands of fizz.

Smell: Punchy nose of darkened wheat malt with notably vibrant yeast-derived phenolic spice accents and ample whiffs of bananas as well as subtler notes of bread and caramel.

Taste: Initial malted wheat tastes of sliced wheat bread brushed with sweet dark caramel, but this is soon knocked away by the crackling carbonation and ever accumulating clove flavor. Lesser hints of banana and citrus lurking within. Very restrained bitterness, with that strong, pesky clove character doing most of the balancing. Modest acidity ushers in the dry, clove-packed finish with a vague remembrance of the upfront bready maltiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Moderate carbonation. Both giving a brisk, fairly lively mouthfeel.

Drinkability: This is all well and fine, but, personally, I'd rather have a Weihenstephaner. Maybe I'm speaking out of town, but that's just me. Paired well with the track "Gay Human Bones" by the relatively new band Harlem.

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