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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,386 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,386
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 37
Gots: 80 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Weisse Original.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-03-2002)
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Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +0.8%

SocalKicks, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of Jason
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

Jason, Jun 04, 2002
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 6/13/09 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a pilsener glass.

A: The beer is a dark gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of bananas, wheat, light malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is very bready up front with flavors of wheat and a hearty malt character. There are background flavors of bananas, lemon and spices. The hops presence is mild but complementary. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Very tasty and refreshing, goes down quite easily, not too filling, mild kick, excellent representation of style, this is a very good lighter beer with a lot substance to it that is worth drinking for a very long time.

TheManiacalOne, Jun 15, 2009
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

WVbeergeek, May 01, 2003
Photo of nickfl
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Large, slightly off white head that settles quickly. Good lace and a hazy, orange-brown body.

S - Banana, mild clove with some malt and no hop character.

T - Clove, some banana, and slight sour wheat. Very mild hop flavor in the finish.

M - Moderately thick body, fairly high carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Enjoyable, but not nearly as good as it would be when truly fresh.

nickfl, May 25, 2008
Photo of russpowell
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear fizzy amber with a 3 fingers white head that drops off quickly. No head retention or lacing, but maintains a steady stream of bubbles throughout

S: Ever so slight fruit notes

T: Fruiityness up front, rubber bands & yeast surface as it warms. Fishes fruitty, bandaidy & with phenolic notes

MF: Light refreshing & fizzy

Drinks pretty easy considering I'm note a huge fan of hefes. But this is a good one that didn't deliver of the asthetics. Too many tastes I don't go wild about to session on, but I could down 2 or 3 no problem...

russpowell, Jul 09, 2006
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Slatetank, May 20, 2013
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The color here is not what the average beer drinker expects a hefe to have, but this is the Bavarian style. A muddy dark orangish, nearly brown near the crown, lighter at the foot. The head on it is full,lush,voluminous, white. Aroma is light, sweet, soft, delicious, delightful, focusing on flavors of citrus (lemon), honey, flowers, and mild spices. Texture and mouthfeel is extraordinarily smooth, with a graininess up front that fades fast.
Clean, brisk, uncomplicated, easily drunk, and yet brimming with taste. Substantial body, perfect malt, and a swift, but recurring, bright and lively finish. Citrusy hops return again and again to delight the tastebuds.
A very flavorful weizen, and a perfect brew for mealtime, hot Julytime, feellikehavinganotherbeertime.

feloniousmonk, Mar 06, 2003
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.51/5  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.

StonedTrippin, Nov 25, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 0.5 L bottle into an Erdinger Hefeweisee wheat beer glass. Beer is dark brown, hazy, carbonation is moderate to high and has small bubbles. Beer was served with sediment. Head was thick and off white, head falls away and leaves lacing on the glass. This beer is darker than most hefe, good looking beer.

Beer smells kind of metallic. There isn't much in the way of esters, there is a slight wheaty smell, the aroma is a little off.

Medium body, some fruitness, a mild AT but it is not unpleasant. This beer is the opposite of dry, very wet, quenching, a beautiful beer. I am really enjoying this beer. Drinkability is really high and mouthfeel is good. There is nice palate connectivity between the front and the back. Some wheat like mild-bitterness, mild not too noticable. Overall a great example of a hefe.

drabmuh, Nov 23, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber, seems a bit dark for the style. There are two fingers of light tan head that fade quickly to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Lots of spice notes, cloves etc. There is a more mild fruit note, reminds me of banana. Lots of sweet malt as well. Quite nice.

Taste: Unfortunately, the taste doesn't stand up to the smell. All the same things are there, but the banana and clove notes don't pop. There is some bready malt as well. The finish has a slight bitterness to it. Good, but not great.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with carbonation on the high side of medium. The finish is dry.

Overall: I enjoyed this beer, but there are other beers of this style I would pick first. Not bad by any means, but not my go to either.

oline73, Aug 08, 2011
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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.

WesWes, Jul 08, 2004
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3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into Schneider Weisse glass;

Pours clouded amber (dark for a HW) with a large head that descends to a lasting cover. Trailing lace sticks.

Smell is of banana/clove with a slight medicinal touch.

THe taste is of banana/clove or rather clove/banana. It has a caramel sweet touch and a hint of almond-like nuttiness. It finishes with a crisp, slightly medicinal dryness.

Light-bodied and somewhat effervescent.

Easy-to-drink and refreshing. It is on the darker side of the style (without crossing into dunkelweisse) and a clovey/herbal character.

jwc215, Jun 03, 2006
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 01, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

DrunkinYogi, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I sampled this beer on tap, upon first cut I thought that this beer was fairly clean for a German wheat beer. There was a slight bit of acidity to it, a hint of banana flavor, as well as a bit of clove. Lightly fruity as well. All of this combined left one with a quite refreshing beer in hand. A good drinking summer beer that has all of the characteristics of a classic German HefeWeizen, just lacking a bit more oomph.

Gueuzedude, Sep 19, 2003
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of Halcyondays
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz. Euro Brown Bottle,

A: Pours a dark amber, a hazy orange, almost brown colour, with a huge, billowy, white head, when poured into a hefeweizen glass, one of the darker coloured hefeweizens you're going to find.

S: Smells of bananas mostly, some clove, yeasty esters, and other spices.

T: On the contrary to the smell, the taste is dominated by malt, with lots of spices, clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg, with a hint of green apple.

M: Smooth, spritzy, high in carbonation, would be a good refreshing beer on its own, or with food, could be a good palate cleanser.

D: A great weissebier, one of my favourites, any weizen fan should try this beer.

Halcyondays, Aug 25, 2007
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Draught into schneider weisse pint glass in Berlin, Germany.

A: A hazy non-transparent light gold with a moderately creamy head of decent retention.

Sm: Light barley and... liquorice? What? It's there. Some hops too.

T: Creamy open to well built body of cream, barley, liquorice, and a hint of ginger on the finish.

Mf: Very fizzy and gentle on the palate. Carries the taste. Drys up on the finish, making me want the next sip.

Dr: Too carbonated and heavy (relative to its ABV) for extended drinking, but I'd certainly get it again.

kojevergas, Mar 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank this beer years ago in the old brew house in Munich, it was draught and its taste has stayed with me since then.

This review however is from a 500ml bottle.

Poured into the correct glass, this darker than most hefe weizen beers, amber, more than blonde. The head is large, deep and full.

Powerful aroma of vanilla and bannana, almost a shock, if you are not expecting it.

Great, wiezen flavours, if you have never tried this style before, this is the one to start with, like this and you are hooked, dislike it, well don't bother again, because this is a classic hefe weizen. Tart, yet with soft tones also, a very complexed beer in every sense.

BlackHaddock, Sep 20, 2006
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

oriolesfan4, Oct 15, 2013
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4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
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

corby112, Nov 28, 2008
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4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle, thanks Thorpe!

Pours darker than expected, a hazed caramel golden with a thin white head. Aroma is heavy on banana and green apple, clove and lemon. Full body with light carbonation and a crisp, yeasty finish. Flavor is full and balanced between yeast, banana, clove, lemon and light caramel. Very good.

yourefragile, Feb 03, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours something akin to a Dunkel, or perhaps more rightly halfway between a Hefe and a Dunkel - a deep burnt golden / brown colour, with a surprisingly fizzy head of white foam. Body is cloudy and opaque. The carbonation is only visible in the narrow part of the glass, but its very fine where it is. Looks good enough, but the head is certainly a bit disappointing.

Nose is also somewhat balanced between hefe and dunkel, although this means the classic wheat notes are the dominant force: big sweet banana characters, and a bubblegum sweetness, with a lingering organic note. Minimal spice, but instead we get a touch of toffee sweetness, like one might expect in a dunkel. It's a very nice nose, nonetheless.

Taste is unfortunately a tad thin, although the characters that are there are very good. Organic and slightly underripe banana, light spice and a crushed vegetation greenness. Finish peters out very quickly though, leaving a faint selzer character on the back and very little body to back up any of the other flavours.

I'd suggest the bottle is a little old, but the date on the back is still a ways off, is the same as and was purchased from the same store at the same time as the excellent Schneider Tap 2 Kristalweizen I had yesterday, so I'm not sure that's it. Certainly inferior to the Tap 4 Hefe from this bottle, but it certainly still has its charms nonetheless.

I'm just disappointed I had to end my all-to-brief Schneider journey with this beer.

lacqueredmouse, Nov 30, 2010
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4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Zum Schneider in the East Village. Served in a tall Schneider weizen glass, its a hazy amber-brown with a thick off-white head.

I really dig this wheat beer, it's a nice change of pace with the earthy character. The wheat has a raw character to it that matches the mellow clove, pepper, and slight banana yeast character. It's rich in flavor on all fronts and has a wonderfully smooth and creamy feel.

This is one of the great German wheat beers and change of pace for your typical hefe. Recommended.

tempest, Sep 26, 2008
Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 1,386 ratings.