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

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89
very good

1,506 Ratings
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88
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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
Germany

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 blackearth
4.52/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

Photo of steveh
4.8/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A -- Dark, cloudy amber to orange color with a huge, very tight, light tan head that settles very slowly.

S -- Spicy, clovey nose -- sweet and bready malts back with a vague hint at citrus fruit and grainy wheat.

T -- Cloves and pepper up front followed closely by bready malts. Finishes with a pleasant, mild citrus character before folding into the graininess of wheat malt.

M -- Smooth and soft mouthfeel with a medium body. Surprisingly little carb bite, even with so much going to create a huge head.

D -- Terrific. Stand this Weizen next to any Bavarian Hefeweizen you enjoy -- heck, stand it next to any beer you enjoy.

Photo of dgilks
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with a lovely meringue like white head. Great head retention and nice lacing. Half a point docked for being slightly too dark.

Wheat, clove, banana and bubblegum are all over the aroma. Nice.

Flavours are a touch muted with clove asserting itself well. Banana esters are well represented as well. Good wheat character. Not bad but it doesn't hit the mark.

A light, body matches well with the crisp, vibrant carbonation to create a refreshing and thirst quenching beer.

This is a decent, drinkable beer which doesn't challenge the drinker. Unfortunately, it lacks a bit of flavour which lets the whole thing down a fair bit.

Photo of MeisterBurger
3.23/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

If there's any beer more fun to pour than a hefeweizen I don't know what it is, and this beer is no exception. It pours a surprisingly dark amber with good turbidity. It's only slightly lighter than the color of the bottle. A large puffy white head slowly shrinks away and evens out leaving some lacing and head retention, but not a lot.

Smells of stale banana bread with a very subtle malty sweetness. Just a hint-o-bubblegum, but there's a good punch of clove.

The first sip is crisp, tart lemon with almost a juicy caramel taste to it, which I wasn't expecting and which seems to lessen with every sip, but which I really like. It's has a clovey bubblegum taste and a mild underlying phenolic character that's almost bordering on pink erasers, and it's not terrible but it somehow seems to dominate the other flavors. Finishes semi-dry, but not as dry as I would expect for a hefe. There's a hint of clove and pepper that linger around in the aftertaste along with that same plasticy phenolic character. Mouthfeel is a little thin.

Overall I enjoyed this beer but since it's one of the rare few styles in Ontario which I actually have a decent selection of, I'd go for one or three others before I went for this, alas.

My 100th review. Go me.

Photo of Brad007
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber-blond color with a frothy head into my fluted tulip. Good presentation.

Aroma is full of clove and wheat in the nose with just a hint of banana. Not bad and definitely to the style.

Taste is full of mainly clove and sweet wheat with a bit of hops. A bit light on action in the middle. Otherwise, to the style.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin with only hints of wheat and clove remaining. Not quite flavorful enough but still leaves a good impression on the tongue.

Not bad but it feels a bit light and bland in some ways. Solid and drinkable but not that impressive overall.

Photo of champ103
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark and cloudy amber/orange color. At fist a two finger head forms and recedes to a ring. Some sticky lace lace is left behind.
S: A malty sweet aroma with a good amount of spicy clove. Some bread and a large yeast character. Very enjoyable.
T: Malty sweet with a husky grain flavor. Lots of spiciness from the clove. The spicy clove flavor wears on the palate a bit.
M/D: A medium body that is a bit over carbonated. Pretty smooth and easy to drink. Something I can session.

A good Hefe. A beer I enjoy even though it is not a style I really like. A must for lovers of the style.

Photo of kaseydad
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pilsner glass and produces a cola color with a nice eggnog colored foamy head which stays consistent. A snap and crackle greets the consumer.

Smells of dates, plums, banana and floral whiffs.

A very creamy smooth taste with a little peppery hint on the lips. Carbonation is good. A major kick after the swallow which leaves me thirsty for more. There is a lingering aftertaste which isn't as sweet as I would prefer.

A very easy drink on a hot day. A good Hefe. Not great, but a job well done.

Photo of DerBayer
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

OK Schneider Weisse - one of the beers I have been drinking since I was young:

A - Very Hefeweizen although maybe a bit paler than the most beautiful ones but pours a very nice head like all Hefeweizen

S - Again very Hefeweizen - smell of orange and banana with some spice and clove but not as pronounced as in the best ones

T - What can I say very decent like a Hefeweizen should withouth the pronounced fruitiness of some

M - FIzzy and smooth with some yeast in it

D - Yep highly drinkable any time

Photo of postulanTrappist
3.38/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled from a 500ml bottle.

A - Murky, orangey amber with pale straw highlights. High amounts of fine carbonation. Easily poured a 3-finger, off-white, craggy head with very good retention.

S - Soft esters (banana) and cloves. Also some slightly grainy and musty qualities.

T - Initial taste is banana-like, but it seems a tad harsh due to the carbonation. Mineral flavors, subtle cloves, and bubblegum. Becomes dry (almost astringent) toward the end. The finish is very complex: peppery, malty, a reprise of banana flavors, and finally lingering mineral and yeast flavors.

M - Medium-bodied though a touch watery (OK for the style). The carbonation really makes itself known in this one.

D - On the plus side: it's refreshing and has decent complexity for the style. On the negative side: the high carbonation in this brew walks all over its nuances (and I usually enjoy high carbonation) and it just lacks enough contrast in flavors to keep me interested. I'd switch to something else.

A solid hefe-weizen, but not an over-achiever. If only if there was something else to contrast the current mix of flavors it could be great. Perhaps a similar idea lead to the creation of Aventinus.

Photo of FtownThrowDown
4.52/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

Photo of bigdeuce
4.41/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

When I first pour this one, I was thinking, "here we go another overhyped German beer". Was not impressive, kinda soapy with a quick head fizzle. Quite dark for a hefeweizen. That is the bad news. Nice clovey, light aroma on the nose. Baked banana bread also comes through and what a GREAT tasting beer. Slightly spicey and sweet with a light touch of pears and maybe brown sugar, but not cloying. Very nice tast to this beer and very easy to drink.

Photo of zeff80
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Poured out a cloudy, amber color with gold highlights. It had a very thick, foamy, khaki colored head that left some sudsy trails of residue on the glass.

S - It smelled of clove, banana and wheat. There was a faint nutty aroma and hints of yeast.

T - It tasted of crisp wheat flavors with clove and banana flavors. It had a mild sweetness and slight caramel taste.

M - It was crisp and sharp on the tongue. A light-bodied, easy drinking ale.

D - This is a great hefe. I was surprised that it wasn't rated higher. I thoroughly enjoyed it and want to buy more. At $2.49 for a 500ml bottle, it's a steal.

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

Picked up a pint at BevMo back in late March for $3.99.

Beer poured an amber brown with a nice white head that is lasting quite long. Nose is classic hefe, banana and cloves. Taste is pretty good, wheaty with hints of banana. Mouthfeel is light, lively on the palate and refreshing. Overall drinkability is pretty good. This is a nicely made beer that is a good example of the style.

Photo of Overlord
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very cloudy brown with amber highlights. Large white foam head. Not very pretty.

Smells like bananas and cloves. Ah...there's the traditional hefeweizen. Some yeast in the aroma.

And the flavor is, surprise surprise, bananas, cloves, and yeast. There's maybe a hint of breadiness to it, to give it some body. Still, it's a fairly highly carbonated beer with a long lived head.

Good, but ultimately not something I'd go out of my way to get.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.47/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

Photo of ThirstyBird
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

.5L pour at Track 84 in Warwick RI

A - Beautiful hazy honey in color. Wonderful fluffy white head that lasts seemingly forever.

S - Clove, yeast, wheat. A bit more subtle than the other usual suspects.

T - Big clove, a bit of the banana maybe a tough of pepper too. The flavor isn't as full as the Ayinger or Weihenstephaner - the flavor is actually a little bit watery to me.

M/F - Light body with active but yet very fine and smooth carbonation.

D - This brew is easily drinkable. It's not at the top of the class but is enjoyable none the less.

Photo of specksnreds
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass. Lovely, cool whip-like head. Looked bottle fermented, and sure enough it is. Lots of carbonation at a full three fingers from a side pour.

Color was darker than expected. Shiny copper.

Aroma is all coriander. Not much malt in the nose. Citrus wasn't absent, but certainly muted. A lovely flowery linger in the nose.

After a taste the malt becomes apparent with a lovely, but modest mouthfeel. I taste more coriander and much more lemon than is in the nose.

Nice beer, but with Live Oaks Hefeweizen just a few short steps from my house, I'll opt for it.

Photo of gpogo
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Dark hazy burnt orange/amber with a large off-white head. Head dissipates to almost nothing, small foamy covering, then later to absolutely nothing. Very lively carbonation.

A- Yeasty and some spicy clove notes.

T- Fruity and clovey, taste slightly watery though? Very light taste of alcohol.

M- Medium-light body with high carbonation.

D- I haven't had a hefeweizen in quite some time and this was really enjoyable. The flavor and body seemed a tad light, but very enjoyable. Not too boozy either, went great with dinner.

Photo of Aenema
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a hazy, deep golden brown with a one finger head. Not much lacing.
Smell - Bubble gum, banana, and some clove.
Taste - Lots of banana, some bubble gum sweetness and a bit of clove at the finish.
Mouthfeel - Smooth, slightly creamy with a medium to light body and moderate carbonation. Pleasant, but oddly watery towards the finish of a sip.
Drinkability - Very drinkable, but I found it a little too sweet.

Photo of Anthony1
4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
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

Photo of Brenden
4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another good beer thanks to BeerLovinGrl...

The color is a bit darker than the pale yellowish gold typical of a hefe; more of a deeper golden amber. The head poured decently but it died fairly quickly, not leaving the foam on top that a thick head can leave, nor leaving any lacing.
The smell is mostly lemon zest. There's some yeast, and banana is there heavily enough, but hidden a bit under the zesty rind aroma. There's also some spice and a hint of clove.
The first flavor that hits me gives me the impression of a peppery lemon. I think my refrigerator may have been keeping it too cold, as I've noticed things in the taste and mouthfeel, not to mention the weak head, that may have been adversely affected. Once I work it out, I get some of the clove and banana that should be there. Again, the lemon zest is most powerful in the flavor. There's some wheat in there as well.
The carbonation is heavy in this one, and it's got a light to moderate body. The mouthfeel is initially crisp with a creamier finish.
This is a very refreshing beer with a low ABV. Even from a larger bottle, I could take at least a couple of these in a sitting.

Photo of ZorPrime
3.62/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted on February 18th, 2009.

Appearance: Hazy amber color.
Smell: Banana
Taste: Banana :) more banana bread than the fruit.
Mouthfeel: The beer is very refreshing. A nice Hefeweizen. Very easy to drink too.

Nice beer!

To me this is a german beer with some belgium influence...

Photo of eat
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The head quickly dissapears down to a thin ring, almost no lacing. Not the prettiest looking beer; murky brown/orange colour. You can't see through this one.

Lots of banana in the smell. Also an acidic, citrus thing going on.

I was kind of disapointed with the taste. There's not too much flavor. A little acidic, alcohol is not too noticeable; doesn't taste like much honestly. Very mildly spicy, a little citrus, no banana flavor as the smell would suggest. I think I remember trying this one once before and remember it having a lot more flavor, I don't know where all the flavor went but it's not here.

Great carbonation, medium/lots, nice and tingly on the tongue.

Very drinkable; in spite of not being very interesting it does go down smooth. Maybe this could be a nice light tasting beer on a hot day.

Photo of BarrelO
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Medium brown, much darker than most hefes. Big fluffy head.

S: Some cloves and that's about it. Not very aromatic.

T: Cloves, bananas, bready malt, a good amount of tartness. Kind of like Aventinus's little brother.

M: Slightly heaver than the average hefe with plenty of carbonation.

D: Not the best hefe I've ever had. But I wouldn't have a problem knocking back a few.

Photo of Jwale73
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle served in my Weihenstephan weizen glass. Poured a hazy amber with a two inch frothy, bright white head that settles into a solid quarter inch cap; only a few stray strands of lacing during the session, but no legs. Nose is a little mild - coriander, cloves and yeast; didn't get any of the banana I anticipated. Taste follows nose (I'm wondering how fresh the bottle is); somewhat muted, but also picking up some of the wheat quality. Mouthfeel is a little over light-bodied with a nice, consistent background effervescence. Easy drinking and refreshing, but I've had better hefe's

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Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 1,506 ratings.