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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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-03-2002)
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Photo of fank2788


4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle served in a weizen glass
This beer pours a very cloudy dark gold with a huge fluffy white head, the head falls a bit but sticks around until the bitter end. The smell is of wheat, cloves, some banana, pepper and lemon, very phenolic in general but very enticing. The taste is pretty wheaty with a definite peppery kick cloves, banana and yeast roll around nicely again a lot of phenols are present. The mouthfeel is light and effervescent yet refreshing the after taste is pretty dry and a bit on the sour/acidic side. This is a great warm weather beer, easy drinking yet very satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2007 00:14:43 | More by fank2788
Photo of irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

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

Pours with a thick foamy white head. Not much lacing on this one. The colour is like a muddy brown watter. Like Homer S. says about tap water " if its brown drink it down if its black send it back" with the exeption of good dark beers of course. The nose has some banana, clove and I never thought I would say this but bubblegum comes to mind. The taste is malty, spicy notes of clove, and a refreshing wheat finish. A wonderful beer from one of my favorite beer countries.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2007 05:18:03 | More by irishkyle21
Photo of SilentSabre

North Dakota

4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This poured a little darker than I was anticipating. Any darker and it would probably be a dunkelweizen. Huge, rocky, eggshell head that leaves almost no lacing. Poured into my Franziskaner hefe glass, this a very nice looking hefe.
Smell is quite nice, as well. Somethng interesting that I noticed about this one, was that unlike many other hefeweizens which have huge spice aromas and little else, you can actually smell the wheat in this one. There are some spicey notes of clove and so forth as expected, but the stronger than average wheat smell is a nice change of pace. This is a great German hefe and highly drinkable!!

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2007 02:18:58 | More by SilentSabre
Photo of rec


3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Franziskaner 500ml glass, revealing a cloudy brown copper body and energetic head.

As the head quickly shrinks, I have a smell. There isn't much distinction to it, but trying hard I manage to pick up some light fruit and lemon with yeast, clove and some mild caramel.

The taste is good if not a little bland. Up-front tart with yeast and that mild spice and citrus coming through. I get some bannana and pear on the way out with the occasional metallic-like taste in the finish. The problem is that like the aroma, it all sort of blends together and nothing really stands out to deliver a truly memorable or unique taste, though.

It goes down smooth and is very, very easy to drink. One I'll probably rebuy.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2007 09:44:01 | More by rec
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3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

A- pours a fairly dark copper color with a very nice fluffy off white head.

S- has a fruity, banana, spicy smell to it.

T- tastes pretty much like it smells, strong banana and spicy flavor.

M- medium bodied beer that is very creamy and smooth.

D- not a bad beer at all, worth a try if you like the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2007 07:16:36 | More by jayfarley3
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4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a wheat beer glass.

A: Orange to amber color, cloudiness typical of wheat beer, with good white head formation that sticks around.

S: slight clove-spice aroma, balanced with yeasty-wheat "earthy".

T: starts with a tart, yeast/wheat flavor, with a clovy spice flavor in the end along with a little bitterness in the finish. Not much in the way of banana or fruitiness present in either the aroma or flavor. A very refreshing drink. The clove flavor is rounded out well, versus a sharp flavor I have noticed in other weissbiers.

M: good carbonation, medium weight although the carbonation keeps it moving.

D: refreshing, enjoyable, and not too powerful, a very drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2007 12:47:20 | More by joeysmokedporter
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4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have a difficult time following the previous review in detail!

This is the best hefeweisse I've had in recent memory, and possibly ever. This beer offers a significant amount of clove and spice, but is not overpouring and is extremely drinkable.

Appearance is darker than I would've expected, and the head is billowy and plentiful (reminiscent of a Belgian strong ale). Aroma is clovey with some other spices. Flavor is extremely smooth and of more clove, balanced well with wheat and malt. Mouthfeel, due to secondary fermentation, is extremely smooth. I foundt his beer to be extremely drinkable, and went well with my meal at Cafe Brucke.

I would like to add that this bottle was extremely fresh, as is always the case with Cafe Brucke's selection of imports. The bottle I had looked like it just came off the bottling line.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2007 02:48:39 | More by BeerBelcher
Photo of Absumaster


3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a brown color, almost like a dunkel weizen, never seen a weizen being this dark. On top is a stable, creamy head.

Smell is full of grainy wheat, with yeasty banana's and a light caramellic smell.

Taste carries more banana and clove than the smell, being more phenolic. There seems to have been a good dose of munich malts used, which give the beer a caramellic and light malt taste. Or maybe there has been a lot of caramellisation during the boil.
Aftertaste is dry and has some hoppiness, which fits the beer very well.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2007 19:22:37 | More by Absumaster
Photo of Georgiabeer


4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark golden/amber, with a slight chill haze but no real cloudiness. Very little head. The smell is all banana and clove. The taste is crisp, fruity and lemony with a subtle banana finish. A touch of clove right at the end. Very crisp and drinkable despite being a little darker than most hefes. A nice summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2007 16:05:15 | More by Georgiabeer
Photo of TravelingBeerMug


3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: A cloudy dark orange color with a bubbly white head that quickly dissapates.

S: Not too strong, but with a hay/grass and slight fruit scent.

T: Fairly sweet and syrupy as well as wheaty. Not very bitter. There's a citrus aftertaste.

M: Nice level of carbonation and goes down smooth.

D: It's a good hefe-weizen but because of it's sweetness I would probably only have one in a sitting.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2007 22:09:40 | More by TravelingBeerMug
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3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy amber color. Big white head with some lacing.

Not too much of a smell except yeast and some spice.

Nice yeast taste with some clove and grasy or wet hay flavor.

Medium body. Carbonation was perfect.

Very drinkable. Not extreme at all, but very plesant.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2007 05:59:29 | More by pittvkyle7
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3.38/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a bit dark for a hefe, a sort of peachy amber, hazy, with a dense, immaculately formed head and steady carbonation.

Whiffs of banana and clove, but strongly yeasty - almost a bit of a rubbery texture to the aroma, with some toasty wheat. Light and pleasant on the tongue; citric notes come through, along with generous banana. Spice is muted but present, with a background of yeast flavor. A slight bit of hop, and some of that weird rubbery stuff in there - and a bit of an earthy, mineral bite in the finish.

Tastes better than it smells; I don't think it'll be a favorite to me, but perhaps this is a slightly off bottle. I don't know if I've ever had a hefe that's nicer in the mouth than this one, though, and I could happily enjoy a few of these, especially on a warm day.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2007 18:02:55 | More by Melchizedek
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3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9 oz. bottle poured into an oversized weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy dark orange color, a bit on the brown-ish side. Somewhere between a hefe weizen and a dunkel weizen. (Kinda makes me think of oxidized fruit... not the most appetizing for a hefe weizen, but I can ignore that.) Thick, foamy off-white head lasts a while and laces the glass a bit.

Smell: Very nice bready aroma of bananas, yeast, cloves, and brown sugar.

Taste: Initially there isn't much flavor to it, but then the spices come forth, followed by apples and bananas. A bit of yeast, hops, and spices are noticable in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light- to medium-bodied, and with a light, tingly carbonation that is quite apparent.

Drinkability: Really easy to consume; no problems.

Though I found it less than impressive in the taste, it's still a nice beer. A bit heavier than your typical hefe weizen. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2007 01:05:41 | More by mithrascruor
Photo of sleazo

New York

3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a rich medium brown with a moderate head which disspiates quickly.

S-Bananas and cloves with a little roasted sugar. This smells delicious.

T-Sweet bananas followed some mild cloves. Not enough spiciness for my taste. a little cloying but tasty.

M-Nice, a little chewy. defniitely good body here though it could be a tad more effervescent.

D-a little too sweet for my tastes but a very good beer. Man i love fresh direct and their delivery service

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2007 22:30:53 | More by sleazo
Photo of Gmann

New York

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mud puddle brown color, with a slightly dissappointing head and not much lacing. The smell is terrific, banana bread and cloves. The taste is much the same, nice banana flavor with hints of clove. The feel is too carbonated and crisp for the style and finishes bone dry, this may be due to a more malty presence. Still a very good brew but not as smooth as the top notch hefes.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2007 04:10:31 | More by Gmann
Photo of fingolfin72

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This review addresses two occasions of drinking this beer out of the bottle. The former occasion was outside the Flying Saucer on a recent warm afternoon, and the latter occasion is right now at my computer.
Appearance: Deep gold, almost copper. Lacy, pure white head that diminishes but never completely disappears.
Nose: Yeasty, spicy and tart. Very inviting and thirst-stimulating.
Palate: Lots of flavor and complexity- lemons, croissants, maybe cardamom and a bit of a butteriness. Faint hints of banana and sugar. The finish is long and pleasant, and the carbonation is bracingly refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2007 23:55:35 | More by fingolfin72
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3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Georg Schneider's Schneider Weisse Hefe Weizen pours out a rocky head over an
clear amber brew which clouded up nicely when I poured the lees in. Carbonation is
very active- like champagne, really, and the nose is bright- malt, yeast, and citrus. The
flavor is malt and spice up front with an almost vinous middle and a citrus-y finish. I like
it, but I think their Organic Edelweisse Hefe-Weizen had a lot more flavor. Good stuff,
though, and another beer to add to that hypothetical summer wheat/whit/weisse beer
party. Tasty.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2007 08:21:20 | More by shadow1961
Photo of Hautacam


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

Hazy amber...huge head that forms big craters as it slowly drops to 1/8"...looks good in a weizen glass.
Smells more earthy and funky than other hefes. Clove is dominant , with some bread dough aroma.
Tastes slightly sweet ..clovey , doughy , with a hint of green apple and hay... and a lingering bubblegum finish.
The mouthfeel is on the low end of medium...velvety carbonation.
Very drinkable stuff.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2007 02:02:21 | More by Hautacam
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New York

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

I've only tasted a few hefe's but schneider weisse goes down very smoothly and has a nice taste to it. I am definitely one of those people who enjoy a nice cold beer that is not too bitter. Although I am no expert, I definitely would recommend this fine tasting beer!

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2007 01:15:19 | More by alepsycho
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3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Thick just off white head on a lightly cloudy darker orange amber body.
S-Big wheat, banana, hints of cloves, hints of few other spices, light toast aroma also.
T- Follows the smell very closely. Very well put together though and all flavors are pretty well balanced throughout it.
M- Thin to medium body and high carbonation.
D- It is good. This bottle is also close to half a year old so I am not sure if it affected the taste a lot or not. Some of the flavors might have quited down. It is a good beer though. I think there are better hefes out there though.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2007 22:06:37 | More by BlindPig
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3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

One of my favourite Hefeweizens - the problem is that on this occasion my Schneider glass was caked with yeast flecks from an earlier indulgence, and try as I might I couldn't get the glass perfectly clean. Maybe soaking the glass in soapy water would have liberated the flecks, but I couldn't wait that long, so I just scrubbed it hard with detergent, then rinsed with hot water, scrubbed again with rinse aid, and even tried salting the water to clean off the remaining flecks. In any case, the flecks weren't totally removed, and I've practically wasted my expensive beer by putting it in a glass that kills the head. Stupid me... I just realised I'd never reviewed this and wanted to do it now. Oh well, I'll still enjoy it, but I'll review it again later so that more aromas can be detected.

Note: One of my favourites, and within the Weizen category, very individual.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2007 06:07:20 | More by Weizenmensch
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3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured this beer from the bottle into a tumbler at 45 degrees. This beer was cloudy for sure from the sediment in the bottom. The was a nice caramel color with a fairly decent blon head. Smelled fresh and yummy. taste was slighly smokey I thought and slightly sweet. Head was rarther fast decaying and lacing was thin for sure. I thought the beer was interesting and i think you should try it. I'm just getting to like some of these Weisse beers and I think I will try this one again.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2007 18:47:28 | More by Minkybut
Photo of mpyle


3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale amber color and cloudy appearance. Huge white head, very thick, creamy, and tightly bubbled. Good head retention.

Strong clove phenolics, and a banana-like sweetness, both characteristic of the yeast used and style appropriate. Also caught a whiff of a more medicinal/plastic phenolic, but it was fleeting.

Malty sweetness melds with clove and fruit from the yeast. No strong hop flavor, and just enough hop bitterness for a semblance of balance. Finishes with a subtle fruity sweetness, and a slight tartness possibly from carbonic acid from the heavy carbonation.

Light to medium body, and high carbonation. Carbonation gives it an acidic tingle - not creamy and smooth.

A clean Hefe-Weizen with the characterstic yeast driven flavors of the style. Could be a slight bit crisper and less sweet, but an easy drinking summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2007 23:28:13 | More by mpyle
Photo of awester462


3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A complex dark with some copper hues. Poured a thick head, it was beautiful.

S - Didn't seem to rich on hops, seemed pretty mild.

T - The taste if very good. Definately reccomend.

M - Mild carbonation

D - I only bought one not knowing anything about it...now i wish I would have gotten another one. Definately worth the 3 bucks.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2007 03:35:41 | More by awester462
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4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Not exactly the season for Hefes, but I saw this at the grocery store and decided to buy it. Don't know why, it was pretty much an impulse purchase. Let's see if it pays off.

A- Quite dark for a Hefeweizen. Nice, cloudy copper with about 2-3 inches of head. The head dissipates rather quickly.

S- Very yeasty and spicy in the nose. The expected clove aromas mingle with a lemony sourness. I like.

T- Oh my. This is delicious. Crisp and wheaty upfront, sweet, subtle banana in the middle and a fantastic spicy, nutty finish. Great stuff.

M- Much carbonation, perhaps a bit too much. The carbonation does complement the beer's crispness, though.

D- Fantastic. Crisp, refreshing, tastes great... not much more you could ask for. Even in the winter I can quaff this stuff with ease.

Oh Schneider Weisse, where have you been all my life? I've been overlooking Hefes for so long, but shall soon change. A great beer experience, highly recommended to anyone!

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2007 22:49:11 | More by vtfan77
Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 1,323 ratings.