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

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1,323 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,323
Reviews: 750
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 34
Gots: 56 | 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:
Formerly Schneider Weisse Original.

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Photo of sbe1

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Brown and cloudy, almost muddy looking, but interesting. A foamy head with lots of tiny compact bubbles. No lace.

Smell: Wheat, malt, caramel, phenol, banana.

Taste: Clean but slightly dull, hints of alcohol, a little sweet malt and wheat spice, mild hint of hops.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, not as refreshing as you'd expect of a hefe, mild carbonation.

Drinkability: Good. Unusual, slightly lackluster considering this brewery also makes the miraculous Weizenbock, Aventinus. Not something I'd choose to drink, but not too bad.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2007 06:07:23 | More by sbe1
Photo of rodenbach99

Quebec (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bouteille brune de 500ml.

bière de blé de belle couleur ambrée foncée (on dirait un dunkel) belle mousse épaisse et durable. nez très agréable de blé et de caramel, bouche épicée, très longue et persistante, gôut de blé avec une touche de caramel, vraiment un classique. j'adore.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2007 18:30:42 | More by rodenbach99
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New Hampshire

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pfft upon opening the bottle. Pours with large carbonation, settles quick. Lace around the glass. Color reminds me or a blond-burnt orange color. For a wheat beer this is very clear.

Smell is strong caramel. Not much hops aroma.

There is good body and some balanced sweetness, but it finishes a bit dry instead. While smell was weak on hops, here you can certainly taste them - and they come out in the finish. Hints of orange and burnt orange, some vanilla. Enjoyable.

A not-overdone level of carbonation makes it easy to pound one down. It's something I'll pick up again, especially in the summer.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2007 03:27:46 | More by altgeeky1
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Ontario (Canada)

4.83/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

appearance: orange-amber, slightly cloudy as a wheat beer should be. verr-y thick, long lasting mousse like head. lots of carbonation,

smell: grainy wheat malt aroma. spicy cloves ,coiande rand citrus . moderate hop caracter.

taste: moderatly sweet ,slightly grainy malt flavour. oranges, cloves, banana, vanilla. low hop flavour, moderatly bitter.

mouthfeel: medium-full body ,effervesent, creamy fullness.spicy, fruity and refreshing.

drinkability: delicious. and im not a wheat beer fan. i understand this is the "original" german wheat beer, and it is indeed the benchmark upon which ill judge all other hefe-weizenbier.


Serving type: bottle

12-05-2007 01:43:30 | More by aychbomb
Photo of Drew966


3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Schneider Weisse Original pours a dark copper with hints of orange at the bottom with a relatively small white head (small for the style that is) from a brown half liter bottle. The aroma is mostly banana with a bit of cloves. The mouthfeel is kind of thin and spritzy. The taste is pretty good, mostly banana, clove is really a relatively minor player in this beer. There is a hint of bubblegum in the flavor as well as in the nose. Overall, this is a pretty good beer, even if it doesn't seem completely to style (darker in color, thinner in mouthfeel, smaller head) it tastes pretty traditional.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2007 00:27:37 | More by Drew966
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New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice copper/amber color from a 16.9 oz bottle that resulted in a nice frothy head that lingered for a bit... The smell was not over-powering and only somewhat appealing though good... The overall taste was not bad, although I have tried better... This is alot darker than some other hefe's I've sampled, but I still enjoyed it nonetheless... Not sure if I'd pay $2.75 for another bottle, but this was definitely worth a go... A good, classic hefe in the traditional German style... Very refreshing... Recommended...

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2007 23:15:34 | More by dsa7783
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3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a classic and an important beer to sample for a benchmark standard to the style. I believe that Schneider has been surpassed by others, but it is always important to go back to a beer style's roots. The beer pours a very hazy lightish brown with some head, minimal retention, and no lacing. The smell is banana, clove, citrus, but all in part quite subdued. The taste is very typical of what you would find with any good H-W beer, in that you will get lots of yeastiness, sweet malts, clove, spice, banana, citrus, lemon, rind, and other fruitiness. This beer is not as good as say Ayinger because there is some medicinal tastes in the mid section that keeps this from being a truly exception H-W beer. The mouthfeel is watery, light, and the drinkability is first rate. You can enjoy quite a few of these any time of the year. This is a light bodied beer with a modest amount of carbonation. To its credit, it doesn't have a yeasty bite characteristic of too many H-W beers, but it is not the apotheosis of the style either. I appreciate the hazy brackishness of this beer as well, which is not at all characteristic of the style. L'Chaim.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2007 21:16:57 | More by albern
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I read in a beer guide of the world that Schneider Weisse was a standard by which other Weizens should be compared. So I thought I'd give it a try.

A: Beautifully dark for a Hefeweizen. I looks like a Weizen Dunkel. Dark hazy amber in color, with a thick fluffy white head.

S: Solid wheat malt scents and yeast with huge tones of clove and fruit phenols (banana and pear).

T: Bready wheat malts with little less banana than some other Weizens, but more clove, bringing an almost pear like fruitiness to the brew. Big Hefeweizen yeast character, solid wheat malts that aren't too sweet or tart. If you are look for a bitter hop balance you won't find it here. Wheaty bliss.

M: Awesomely smooth and full bodied. The carbonation is great and its not too heavy or thick. Leaves the mouth a little dry and slightly tart with that diligent pear taste from the beginning.

D: Very drinkable and full of flavor. A little heavier and darker than other Hefeweizens. About being the standard, I think I'll look a little further.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2007 02:51:25 | More by JArami
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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.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2007 21:37:17 | More by redmagik99
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: dark, hazy brown and a three finger, rocky head with good retention and decent lacing

S: sweet banana nose with citrusy and fruity undertones

T: flavours of banana and clove dominate, leaving a pleasant, lingering orange peel aftertaste. Beautifully crafted and balanced flavours.

M: smooth, creamy, medium body with plenty of carbonation and silky finish

D: A delicious, dark hefe weizen that delivers the true Bavarian Hefe experience. A great summer beer, perfect for sipping on the patio. This is definitely one of my favourites.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2007 00:57:09 | More by Graham5161986
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Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been meaning to give this one a try. Picked up a couple bottles from the lcbo.

Served from a 500 ml brown bottle into a weizen glass.

A- Hazy brown and slightly orange. Nice 1 inch head leaves decent lace.

S- Lots of spice and clove, and coriander in the nose with wheat malt and some fruit aromas evident as well.

T- Wheat malts are prodominant, nice yeast and spice with balanced flavors of clove, nutmeg, and banana as well as some citrus in a somewhat tangy yet very refreshing finish. Very good.

M- this might possibly be one of the best aspects of this beer. Its nearly perfect carbonation massages the tongue and leads to a very soft and light mouthfeel.

D- Worth having a couple for sure.

Overall this beer has alot going for it, great mouthfeel and drinkability, with excellent flavor and aromatics make Schneider Weisse Hefe-Wezenbier an awsome drinking experience.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2007 00:13:48 | More by drinkininthewood
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well known wheat beer
Appearence : Dark unflitered wheat beer
Smell : clove, ginger, wheat, yeast, coriander aroma
Taste : clove, ginger, orange and hop
Mouthfeel : bitterrish finish with clove
Drinkability : a complex spicy clove. Wheat beer archetype.

Thierry (14/10/2007)

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2007 09:23:45 | More by thierrynantes
Photo of armock

New York

4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured it into my glass with a dark orange color with a think head that fell down a little quick to about an 1/8 of an inch. It smells very good maybe alittle spicy. The looks and smell greatness continues with the taste a little banana and spice make this very nice. With good carbonation it feels good in the mouth. I will definitally be getting more of this beer very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2007 03:22:58 | More by armock
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4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I picked up a pint bottle of this and poured it into a 14oz pilsner glass w/wide mouth.

A - It's color was a deep, roasted oak, and it had a full bodied head, which, unfortunately disappeared rather quickly.

S - Smokey and toasted aroma which made me want to eat it, easily one of the most impressive smells I've ever encountered.

T - The flavor was delightfully full-bodied, yet it went down very easily. I could detect a hint of clove, and that coupled with the other spices left an aftertaste making you want another sip immediately.

M - Soothing and clean, and the spices tingled the taste buds.

D - I was very impressed with this hefeweizen, and could easily have consumed many more. I look forward to trying it again!

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2007 02:23:38 | More by PhageLab
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Ontario (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured dark chestnut, hazy honey hue in the glass that seemed dark at first and then lightened up. Massive sudsy head, off white. Effervescent carbonation. Smells like a wheat beer, some hops and fruit rind. Taste is an interplay of citrus, fruit, malt. A snappy mouthfeel, hops, sour dough bread. Finish was cleansing and refreshing. The head lingered, never less than a finger, with lots of lacing, almost suds on the sides of the Boddington glass. A splendid sample of a wheat beer and great introduction to the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2007 00:35:00 | More by ThatWineGuy
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New York

4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

App: Dark, gold color, bubbly with bubbly head (as opposed to foamy head). Nearly opaque, as you can just barely see the faint shape of an object through a pint glass.

Smell: Smells like a wheat beer should.

Taste: So smooth, yet bubbly. Goes down so easy, and might just be my favorite Hefe-Weizen.

Mouthfeel: Carbonated. Easy, wheat aftertaste.

Drinkability: If you like Hefe's, there is no reason not to think that Schneider Weisse doesn't go down perfectly.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2007 03:26:46 | More by Amalak
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Alberta (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark hefeweizen coming in at a hazy brown with a hint of ruby. Sinking head that sits on top nicely. I wish it looked as good as the picture, and there's resemblance, but it comes up short. Maybe it's my weizen glass. Lacing is alright, but could be better.

Subdued wafts of apple and coriander.

Spicy and quite tangy. Citrus, apple and banana phenols with soft wheat. Unfortunately, there's a faint musty metallic twist that seems to inhibit the experience somewhat. Try to ignore it and this is still a pretty juicy hefe.

Soft and watery body. Not much to write home about, but you can feel the alcohol.

Smooth, fun and casual. Nice basic hefeweizen that's decent for a session.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2007 22:19:01 | More by ablaze
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4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky, dark amber, light brownish color with a big and mounting fluffy white head. Dies down to leave little left and lots of lacing. Smell is of bubblegum, clove, banana and spices. Taste is the same nice spices clove and a little banana. Smooth and creamy with a milky mouthfeeling. Nice beer I really like this brewery now.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2007 02:05:29 | More by genog
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3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark for a Hefe. Really murky nut-brown. Has a nice 2-finger head that dissipates into about a half-finger.

S: Really malty - almost like a candy smell. Hops are there. I'm not really sure how this will taste. Reminds me of a Belgian ale.

T: Tastes like it smells, but in a really good way. Has a nice hop flavor that's very earthy. Needs some citrus (I may have to add some lemon/lime to this after I'm done reviewing). Alcohol is present, but not prevailing. Has a very nice finish with a bit of hop taste lingering and some alcohol burn.

M: Very nice to the mouth. Not tongue-burningly carbonated, and is not astringent.

D: This is a great beer. My first choice for Hefe Weisen.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2007 02:39:54 | More by ralree
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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.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2007 02:29:52 | More by Halcyondays
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New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

500ml bottle...picture perfect brownish-orange (yeah, it’s Cleveland f-ball season soon!) with a head that thickly sits and dissipates evenly...clove is evident and pleasant, and I have (as seemingly always with weizens) a hint of banana?....the mouthfeel may be among the softest I’ve sampled...the refeshing aspect of this beer is difficult to quantify...a brilliantly drinkable beer, more than at home in the humid August evenings...

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2007 02:07:10 | More by dacrza1
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South Carolina

4.9/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 0.5l bottle into a weizen glass. Date 07.088

I always thought that Weihenstephaner was the end all be all Hefe, but I have to give this beer a higher score.

A. Dark for a Hefe, a fuzzy amber. A great head and good carbonation.

S. This was where it first won me over. The smell is outstanding. The banana clove smell of other Hefes is mute, but this one smacks you right in the face. The aroma was very similar to their Aventinus.

T. Like it smells. This banana clove is very evident. If you ever want to demonstrate a bubble gum taste to a newbie, this is the beer.

M. Great carbonation! Medium body.

D. This is a great beer. It may become my new summer session beer.


Serving type: bottle

08-19-2007 21:30:02 | More by MarkSCCOT
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Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A very hazy slightly orange tinged tawny brew, with a nice tight three finger off white head, which just want to stick around. The pour wasnt overly vigorous, but the last third was swirled to include the yeasty goodness. Thick tight sheets of lacing present.

Nice rich aroma of slightly nutty whole wheat, works well with the slight touch of melanoidin and slightly toasty malted barley. Nice hefe smells of mild yeasty spice, mostly clove-like phenolics, a touch of cinnamon also present. Some bananna also present, but a bit more would have put this over the top.

Cinnamon and clove, a touch of bananna and a hint of melanoidin give way to hints of bubble gum and a nuttiness from the wheat and the toasty, bready malts. Very good stuff, would love to have this fresh. Finishes in a mild grassy and slightly floral bitterness.

Medium to almost full bodied, theres a substantial body to this brew. Slightly dry yet slightly creamy feel with an ample amount of very fine carbonation make it sparkle crisply on the palate. Great balance of flavours, from the wheat, barley, yeast, and touch of hops. This brewery knows their stuff, and has not disappointed me yet.

Very drinkable and refreshing brew, especially considering its relatively big body. Easily sessionable, and recommended to fans of hefes, wheat brews, and or bananna bread. Hints at the rich glory of Aventinus, which is a feat into itself.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2007 23:00:54 | More by demcorhip
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4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not your average hefeweisse for sure. This is one of the orignals and we should all be thankful that it has survived all of the turmoil and devastation Germany has seen over the past 150 years or so.

Pours a bit dark for a hefe but is a beautiful golden to light brown, with a nice creamy head that last a bit and leaves some nice lacing.

The aroma is fairly light with clove dominating other spices. The taste is dominated by cloves with sum spice/nutmeg hints floating around. This is a very complex beer. Read Ungespundet's review if you want the crazy details. Love the beer and would highly recommend it. Bavarian Hefeweisse at its best. Looking forward to having some on tap in October in Munich.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2007 03:36:11 | More by HotterThanHell
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4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

500ml bottle into a weizen glass.

Pours an amber color that is darker than most hefeweizens I've seen. Has a massive white head that leaves good lace.

Smell is not as dominant as some, but good none the less. Some banana and bubble gum. A bid of clove as well.

Taste is very clean. Bubble gum up front and a good smooth wheaty finish.

Overall, this is a tasty, refreshing, highly drinkable brew. The ultimate summer session beer. (I may have said that about some other beers, but its true anyway)

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2007 21:49:08 | More by bluegrassbrew
Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 1,323 ratings.