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

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1,440 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,440
Reviews: 765
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 38
Gots: 94 | 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 birchstick
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a unexpectedly dark amber with a nice head
S - very sweet banana and hints of lemon and yeast
T - This is very fruity: starts with banana, followed by lemon and tart green apple, which fades back into the banana. There is also clove and malt present throughout. This finishes dry, making me want to take another drink.
MF - nice and smooth
D - delicious hefeweizen, It's fun to try one of the pioneers of a style, especially one such as the German hefeweizen. I will definitely purchase again.

birchstick, Sep 01, 2008
Photo of changeup45
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a darker color than expected; a hazy amber color. Nice big fluffy white head. Aroma is of cloves, yeast, some spice and banana. This beer is very refreshing, clean and fresh with some yeast and spices to go along with a citrus banana flavor. The flavors are very soft, gentle and buttery. Definitely a good choice on a hot day.

changeup45, Aug 27, 2008
Photo of terryeckmeier
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I recently decided to have a bit of weiss bier tasting night and decided to pick up a bottle of schneiders.

Poured into a traditional Weiss beer glass. It poured a lot darker than I remembered but left a nice fluffy white head on top and had a very good life to it. The colour was a darker amber almost like maple syrop or a darker honey. Had nice mouthfeel with lots of citrus and spice notes to it. Not as strong of a banana flavour compared to other Weiss Biers but still fairly good.

I would recomend it having it with a Weisswurst and spatzel with gravy or a snitzel on a bun.

terryeckmeier, Aug 26, 2008
Photo of dasenebler
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a very nice creamy and fluffy head, which dissipates to an okay ring that sticks around. Cloudy soft brown, much darker than most hefeweizens.

Pungent aroma of spice, yeast, banana and some ripe fruit: quite excellent.

Flavor is very nice. Schneider Original has one of my favorite profiles for the style. Kind of tangy, but with that quintessential banana smoothness as well. Slight malt toastiness on the aftertaste. Quite yeasty, with plenty of clove. Fine bubbles, slightly watery body. Nice and refreshing for summer drinking, or anytime of the year for that matter.

Again, one of my favorite Hefes, so I think it deserves more respect than others have given it.

dasenebler, Aug 24, 2008
Photo of Murchmac
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a lot darker than I thought it'd be. Dark orange, almost brown with a big old head that sticks with it like a root beer float.

All the classic hefe smells, banana, cloves, yeasty, but a little stale? Maybe an old bottle.

Good taste, a little thin though.

Mouthfeel was weak.

I probably got an old bottle, but since I can only judge what is in front of me, this one seemed weak.

Murchmac, Aug 23, 2008
Photo of Herrbrokt
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into weizen.

Dark orange brown. Not at all the color I expected. Real nice creamy white head doesn't go away.

banana cloves yeast mmm

tastes of spiced bread, bananas, apples. warm alcohol. nice

extra bright mouthfeel. interesting. almost minty

Overall nice hefe. I'll have another.

Herrbrokt, Aug 22, 2008
Photo of DoubleJ
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Half-liter bottle from Pacific Ranch Market, on to the beer:

A murky mixutre of faded orange and brown colors, the head is soay and forms large. Big smell of phenolic (plastic), spice, and banana bread. The taste is straight-forward. There's some pumpkin pie spice and clove hindering in the back, but it's mostly banana bread with a side of apples. The aftertaste is mildly spiced. Another solid wheat beer from Germany, though this brand costs more $$$.

DoubleJ, Aug 18, 2008
Photo of Moxley
3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a cloudy golden peach with a bubbly off-white head. Foamy lacing.

S - Sweet apricot with a strong wheat presence

T - Pretty much tasted just as it smelled. Not too complex.

M&D - Nice full bodied, creamy, well-balanced wheat beer. Easy to drink several but be careful with the high ABV at 8.2%. Serve well chilled. You can definitely feel the heat of the alcohol as the beer warms.

Moxley, Aug 16, 2008
Photo of wagenvolks
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into a pint glass.

A full pour produces a hazy body with a caramel-colored core surrounded by hues of peach and orange. The off-white head builds to a sizable inch before recedeing to a thin cap of tiny bubbles. Overall, the appearances is a bit too dark for my hefe-preferences, but aroma more than makes up for it. When the head is still kicking, I get whiffs of overly-ripened banana and clove, plus a big bready malt profile filling in the gaps. After the foam subsides, notes of caramel, hops, and peppery spice get thrown into the fruit-filled mix.

The first sip confirms to me why Schneider Weisse has been so popular for so long. Rich, chewy notes of banana bread and tropical fruit are balanced by a spritzy carbonation level that brings spicy pepper notes to the forefront of the palate. The body is a bit thick and viscous, but the bubbliness is well-placed, making for a refreshing mouthfeel overall. A perfect summer beer, I acutally enjoy Schneider Weisse more than Weihenstephaner. A must-have Hefeweizen.

wagenvolks, Aug 15, 2008
Photo of beerthulhu
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a cloudy, dark gold-orange and was topped off by a thick, creamy white persistent head. There was a nice amount of turbidity and suspended yeasty particles.

S: a nice yeasty and complex aroma of bananas, cloves, bubblegum with hints of citrus. The nose was very soft and pleasant and one I could I savor all day.

T: For flavor there is some bananas, faint cloves, lemon with just a touch and hint of smokiness. A nice wheaty flavor which was accented by citrus hopping. There was some tart fruitiness and spices with fresh lemons rounding things out.

M: very creamy, yeasty, with a great complexity of spices. A good amount of carbonation brings out the yeasty nature of this beer.

D: Great drinkability per style, classic and one you could drink and never tire of.

beerthulhu, Aug 14, 2008
Photo of atis
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy amber colour with thick head, lacing for most of the time.

Smells of sweet spice, yeast and there is also some fruitiness involved - mostly apples and faint banana. In the taste bready sweetness dominates with slight bitterness, but overall it feels too faint. Drinability is good, as I drink it quite often in pubs, but can not say it is my favorite.

atis, Aug 13, 2008
Photo of shirfan
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy copper-brown with a good sticky layer of lace. Darker than the average hefe.

Aroma of new hay, wheat, grass, cloves.

Juicy flavor profile includes wheat, clove, some more grassy notes, dried leaves, some tea-like tannins, and a dose of sourness in the finish. Hints of bubblegum in the yeast esters.

Drinkability is extremely high, this is hard to savor and not just suck down.

shirfan, Aug 09, 2008
Photo of reddomino
4.78/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark hazy amber with a nice, foamy off-white head. The scent was yeasty with the lingering odor of fresh bread, roasted malt and lemony hops. The roasted malts and citrusy hops came through in the taste along with a biscuity flavor. Smoke lingered in the aftertaste of this smooth, medium bodied Heffe. All in all, a damn fine beer.

reddomino, Aug 04, 2008
Photo of Mryup
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A dark amber honey with signature weisen cloudiness. A gentle pour produces plenty of head (inch and 3/4 foamy white) in my Weihenstephan glass. Fireworks of CO2 that can only be found in a bottle fermented beer. Looks good and wow, a full 1/2 inch retains.

S: Strong caramelized wheat with typical Schneider clove and hints of banana. Maybe just maybe some spice.

T: An unusual mix with clove and dark wheat. Its welcome though as it sets itself into a side catagory of hefe-weisens. Banana comes out a little more. Nice. I like it a lot. PERFECTLY balanced.

M: A nice lighter-medium body with plenty of CO2.

D: With near perfection how can a beer be not drinkable.

In a world with tons of masterful Hefe-Weisens this slight detour is welcome. Schneider brewery is WORLD CLASS.

Mryup, Aug 02, 2008
Photo of jakon
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dull brownish/garnet color with a fluffy head that shows great retention.

The aroma is light on bananas with a touch of red wine and biscuits.

The taste brings distinct clove, banana, caramel, orange pith, yeast, and black tea flavors.

Mouthfeel is very effervescent. The stuff foams up and expands in your mouth when you swirl it around.

Overall, very nice.

jakon, Jul 31, 2008
Photo of BeardedBoffin
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The light brown color of this beer is surprising considering that it is Hefeweizen. A big aroma of clove, caramel malt, banana and a hint of smoke. The beer is light and juicy on the palate. Banana comes through in the flavor profile along with some toasted caramel malt. A little spice and modest bitterness round it out. Refreshing with a good depth of flavor. A pretty good beer, the classic Hefeweizen.

BeardedBoffin, Jul 26, 2008
Photo of tai4ji2x
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bottle has numberings of "08.056 1-2" and "0061 2622"

a gusher. tried my best to pour it into my weizen glass.

cloudy brown straw color, definitely darker than your standard weiss, and but not yet approaching dunkel. off-white head eventually recedes to thin layer. lacing doesn't stick too well and remains sparse.

faint banana and clove; bubblegum (juicy fruit). caramel malts peek through. some nutty yeast. hints of black pepper.

flavors similar and are well blended. toasted malts and phenolic sweetness joined by mild bitterness into a semi-dry finish. twinge of acidity.

quite fluffy and smooth.

too bad about the gusher. also wish it could've left more lacing.

tai4ji2x, Jul 19, 2008
Photo of opwog
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

You have to love the Toranado for being able to experience beers such as this on tap. Tobe honest, this was my girlfriend's beer, so I just got a couple of tastes.

A- Almost like a brewpub weisse
S- very fresh malt and hops with citrus. Much more interesting then bottled version
T- If I was to make a weisse again, this is what I would want. This is the type of beer that you can use to initaite any female to craft beers
M- Typical chewiness from a wheat like this
D- It is nice to have one like this, but I couldn't drink two.

opwog, Jul 16, 2008
Photo of rxdrewthejew
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I feel that I've seriously neglected German beers, so picked this up today and had to give it a try. I figured a beer bearing my family name would be a good start. Not that my family brews this beer. Whatever. Poured into my Hef glass.

A: Darker than any of the American hef's I've seen. A hazy orange in the bottom skinny end of the glass, but it's dark amber to practically reddish brown at the top. Decent three finger head, fluffy but quickly dissipating. Ended up with some yeast in the bottom of my glass.

S: Wonderful spicy smell, cloves and pepper, along with banana, peach/apricot, pear, and champagne. I don't know if it's possible for a beer to smell dry, but I think this one does.

T: Not quite as much going on here as the smell. Strong spicy flavor comes out, along with bready wheat undertones. Fruit flavor is pretty subdued, I don't really pick any specific thing out.

MF: Thin but very fizzy body. Carbonation is high, but it doesn't detract from the feel in this case. Finish is extremely dry. There is a bit of warming, surprising due to the low amount of alcohol.

D: I was expecting a bit more flavor wise, based on the smell, but this is overall a very nice beer. Really refreshing, would be perfect for a tailgate or a warm summer night. The alcohol lets you know it's there, but doesn't slap you in the face. Better than any American Hef I've had, and no need for a lemon!

rxdrewthejew, Jul 14, 2008
Photo of burnstar
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark gold to brown. Really boarding on dunkel territory I think. Murky. Nice large head. Nice aroma- tart apples, pears, spices, cinnamon. Low sweetness. Wheat tang. Spice and fruit notes very similar to the nose. Pears, cinnamon, and bananas. Finishes dry. Definitely heavy on the wheat but it has all the wheat complexity. Pretty much everything you'd want from a wheat beer but again I think this is a bit dunkel-ish. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Pretty drinkable- but very assertive and flavorful. Definitely makes me want to revisit Aventinus to compare. Overall a very nice and unique hefe.

burnstar, Jul 12, 2008
Photo of jamiejohnson
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my favorite German Hefe-Weizen - been drinking it for years. Just as the bottle states, this is a refreshing brew, but it's way more than that. It's a darker color than most Hefes, with a patented (banana-pear-lemon?) flavor unlike any other in the style. Tart and just spicy enough to keep you on your toes, this one's a classic. Don't forget to get all of that precious yeasty treasure that's desperately clutching the bottom of the bottle - and don't make the mistake I made tonight, drinking it too cold. It gets better as it warms. I just couldn't wait.

It's a Hef,
It's a German.
If you're drink'n beer
You're always learn'n

jamiejohnson, Jul 09, 2008
Photo of phantomwyse
2.95/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Darker than expected, mid-toned brownish amber. Thick head, slow moving carbonation trickles up from the bottom of the glass.

S: Most resembling a twist on a Belgian style wit. But, with toasted caramel malts and banana and orange citrus.

T: Bitter and toasted malt. Hops slap with a bitter and phenolic backhand with esters aftershock. Not as smooth as expected or led to believe by my nose.

M: Slightly soapy, medium carbonation.

D: Eh....

I think I've fallen victim to yet another somewhat aged bottle. But, I don't think my palate was tainted too much by that. I'll find another bottle from a different store, compare notes, and amend review if necessary.

phantomwyse, Jul 07, 2008
Photo of GodOfBeer
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice hazy brown colour with a huge head that slowly dissipates.

Smells of banana, cloves, various dried fruits, yeast, maybe even some caramel --very delicious.

Tastes very sweet, almost sour, some lemony, banana, pretty light tasting, not very heavy.

Smooth going down but is not very drinkable, overall a delicious hefeweizen, I would say better than Hacker-Pschorr!

GodOfBeer, Jul 07, 2008
Photo of joshwlt
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a hefeweizen glass, it has any orangey gold color, similar to iced tea. Tall off-white head that didn't last too long, maybe because this is at least six months old. Smells yeasty, light fruits, pear and banana, and a smooth clovey spice. Similar to that of a unibroue (can't remember if it was don de dieu or fin du monde that smelled similar). Mmm tastes good, similar to its smell but a bit more subdued... the wheat malt provides a smoothness yet tingly with hop spice. This is really good stuff, I had read that this set the bar for its style and I might agree. Very drinkable

joshwlt, Jul 06, 2008
Photo of John_M
4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My favorite German wheat beer. Should have reviewed this long before now.

The beer pours the perfect (IMHO) hefeweizen color of hazy tannish brown with great head retention and lacing. The head on this bad boy just lasts and lasts. The nose is very complex, consisting of nutmeg, bubble gum, bannana, white pepper and clove. Perhaps the weihenstephner is a bit more complex on the nose, but it would be a photo finish. The beer is pretty much hefe weizen perfection on the palate. One gets a sweetish flavor profile of cotton candy, dry clove and nutmeg. The beer is moderately sweet on the palate, but has a very dry, peppery, hefeweizen finish. The beer is medium bodied on the palate, with very well disguised abv.

This is just super stuff, and I give high marks to the Metro in Baltimore for always having it on tap. The flavors are so complex, I never get tired drinking this beer. Each and every sip is enjoyable and interesting. Really, this is pretty much everything a hefeweizen should be. Highly recommended.

John_M, Jul 04, 2008
Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 1,440 ratings.