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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

1,381 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,381
Reviews: 758
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 37
Gots: 79 | 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 genog
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

genog, Sep 15, 2007
Photo of ralree
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

ralree, Sep 08, 2007
Photo of Halcyondays
4.13/5  rDev +4%

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
Photo of dacrza1
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%

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...

dacrza1, Aug 25, 2007
Photo of MarkSCCOT
4.9/5  rDev +23.4%

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.

A GREAT BEER!!!

MarkSCCOT, Aug 19, 2007
Photo of demcorhip
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

demcorhip, Aug 11, 2007
Photo of HotterThanHell
4.47/5  rDev +12.6%

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.

HotterThanHell, Aug 08, 2007
Photo of bluegrassbrew
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%

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)

bluegrassbrew, Aug 07, 2007
Photo of fank2788
4.05/5  rDev +2%

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.

fank2788, Jul 30, 2007
Photo of irishkyle21
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

irishkyle21, Jul 28, 2007
Photo of SilentSabre
4.13/5  rDev +4%

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!!

SilentSabre, Jul 21, 2007
Photo of rec
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%

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.

rec, Jul 13, 2007
Photo of jayfarley3
3.4/5  rDev -14.4%

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.

jayfarley3, Jun 25, 2007
Photo of joeysmokedporter
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%

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.

joeysmokedporter, Jun 23, 2007
Photo of BeerBelcher
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%

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.

BeerBelcher, Jun 17, 2007
Photo of Absumaster
3.85/5  rDev -3%

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.

Absumaster, May 27, 2007
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

Georgiabeer, May 18, 2007
Photo of TravelingBeerMug
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%

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.

TravelingBeerMug, May 13, 2007
Photo of pittvkyle7
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%

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.

pittvkyle7, May 11, 2007
Photo of Melchizedek
3.38/5  rDev -14.9%

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.

Melchizedek, Apr 26, 2007
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3.83/5  rDev -3.5%

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.

mithrascruor, Apr 26, 2007
Photo of sleazo
3.73/5  rDev -6%

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

sleazo, Apr 10, 2007
Photo of Gmann
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

Gmann, Apr 08, 2007
Photo of fingolfin72
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%

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.

fingolfin72, Apr 06, 2007
Photo of shadow1961
3.73/5  rDev -6%

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.

shadow1961, Mar 09, 2007
Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 1,381 ratings.