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

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1,439 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,439
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 dfillius
4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass with yeast swirled.
A: Very cloudy dark reddish-brown. Not much head, but a ring is consistent. I would like a lighter color, like golden. Where's the head?!
S: Pronounced but balanced phenolics - banana and cloves are great. Honey sweetness. Ideal
T: Much maltiness, toffee, phenols, fennel
M: Drying. Leaves my mouth ~chalky. Prickly.
D: Delicious, gimme three of them.

dfillius, Mar 07, 2008
Photo of Spidey13
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a cloudy, dirty orange-brown color with a large, fluffy, white head. The smell is mostly yeast and banana. The sweet banana flavor comes through at first. There is a small burst of bitterness in the middle of the tongue that says "hi" then goes away. There is a creamy sweet aftertaste left on the tongue. The mouthfeel is creamy with high carbonation that leaves a tangy sensation on the tongue. A pretty decent hefeweizen.

Spidey13, Mar 06, 2008
Photo of wschumac
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into .5l Hefe Glass. Served around 45 deg F.

A- Nice Carmel cloudy coloring. Poured with nice two finger white head and plenty of carbonation but head didn;t stick around long.

S - Not your typical Hefe aromas present. A little yeast bringing on citrus

T - Not a typical HefeWeizen, not heavy citrus tast or fruity appeal. A little aftertaste reminding me that this was a hefeweizen. but not one of my favorites.

M - Medium to heavy bodied. Makes for a very smooth feeling in the mouth.

D - Excelelnt drinkability. Littel r no aftertaste makes putting these back very easy.

Not my favorite Hefe but somewhere near the middle.

wschumac, Mar 03, 2008
Photo of tkeHijacker
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Light brown w/an orange/rusty hugh. cloudy tall white head that did not last too long.

S: Bananas, caramel

T: Sweet at first then banana with wheat and yeast. finishes with little aftertaste.

M: Medium, witha nice mouthfeel

D: Could drink these all day long, great all around feel and taste in the mouth, while being dry enough at the end.

tkeHijacker, Mar 02, 2008
Photo of smitty2717
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very traditional hefe-weizen i was so impressed when i first drank this that i explored the hefe-weizen beer category extensively and discovered this style was at the top of my list. with a fruit sensation almost licorice at finish i would stand this up against any in its category!

smitty2717, Mar 01, 2008
Photo of BeerTaster
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very good solid brew. Appearance dark amber almost cloudy brown in color with three finger white head that left great lace. Smell yeast malt sweetness clove and apple. Taste was caramel malt apple and yeasty breadlike. Mouthfeel mediem body and high carbonation. Drinkability very nice I have had this one before and avoided buying it because I forgot just how good it was, I will be buying it again.

BeerTaster, Feb 28, 2008
Photo of graywalker
4.88/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have had this beer twice. My first was a case bought here in Philadelphia which was somewhat disappointing. This rating is based on some bottles which a friend brought back from Germany and was a very different beer. The appearance was perfect - very cloudy, hazy amber with a nice pillowy head (when I bought this here is was crystal clear dark amber - totally different appearance). The smell was classic wheat beer - banana, clove, a little band-aid. The taste and mouthfeel were absolutely perfect - the same banana and clove, nice and dry, wonderful carbonation. This is THE standard for wheat beers. I could drink many of these on a warm day.

graywalker, Feb 26, 2008
Photo of Ungespundet
4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Weißbierprobe 2008! Who's the best in greater München? Augustiner vs. Unertl vs. Schneiderweisse vs. Erdingers fresh on the market Ur-Weisse!!! Too close to call between two of the Weißbiers. Augustiner and Schneiderweisse were the strongest but offer the drinker two very different Weißbiers. Highly recommended of course are both. The new offering from Erdinger(since Jan/08) was good and much much better than usual offering of their less than worthy Weißbier! Unertl was a disappointment and I will have to test them again at a later date due to there reputation here in Bayern. It happens...maybe I got a bad one....

Let's start with Schneiderweisse. Everyone knows and love this bier and for good reason. I won't write anything here that hasn't been said numerous times before. It's a classic for a reason! The head is picture perfect! Actually it was literally the best Weißbier head I have ever seen! It doesn't move! Like a solid mass. Aromas are phenolic typical of Schneider's yeast strain. Spicy, bubblegum fruity with clove and a touch of band aid in there. The malt is wonderful and toasty. The flavor is spicy and of pears and sweet apples. The bitterness is very nice and it features a god body. Oddly enough a found the bier have a slight saltiness to it. Das Weißbier ist einzigartig!!!

Ungespundet, Feb 25, 2008
Photo of Gehrig
4.6/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A very pleasant surprise for the first time I've tried it, Schneider Weisse, like Hacher Pschorr, is darker than the average hefeweizen, sporting a cider-brown hue with two fat fingers of white froth capping it--splendid. The smell is of fruit and decent spice, with plenty of malt lurking close by.

The taste was wonderful. Bananas combine with mild and sour citrus (orange and lemon), as well as some spice, to grant Schneider a terrific, bold flavor. Malty and smooth, this is extremely delicious. Thankfully and unsurprisingly well carbonated, this is a delight to consume. And here I thought that the high point of my beer evening would be Old Guardian. Schneider Weisse is really superb, a distinct, but true and well-crafted hefeweizen. Highly recommeded.

Gehrig, Feb 20, 2008
Photo of MmmIPA
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Erdinger glass.

This beer seems to be darker then most hefe's.I had to check and see if it was a dark hefe.Nice thick,pillowly white head that is taking its time falling.Clean bottem of the bottle,thats what I like to see and taste! The bottem edge of the beer looks lighter then most of the beer.

Very fresh bananas and clove.Some pepper as well in the nose.

Lemony,spicey,banana and a small hop taste are what I taste.Yeast in all its goodness also.

The mouthful is pleasent,effervecent and plush.The head taste very soft.

I like this stuff alot.This is one of the best I have tried so far.I think only the germans can make hefes.Sorry USA.

MmmIPA, Feb 01, 2008
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz from the Coop for about $3.50... poured into my Schneider Weisse weizen glass.

Big pillow head dies leaving little lacing... quite a bit darker than many German style hefe's.

Smell is traditional hefe nose with more banana than clove.. not much malt aroma.

flavor is classic hefe but some how less than most.. a little sweet and a soft graininess throughout.. dry clovey finish... touches of lemon zest here and there on the full palate... fairly clean but in my opinion, it could use a shot in the arm, the flavor could be a bit more pronounced.

It is still very drinkable just pales slightly to some of the others I've had recently.

JohnGalt1, Jan 26, 2008
Photo of clayrock81
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a just a good all around hefe and if my review was strictly in the realm of hefes and not BEER overall, I may have given this a tad higher mark or two (I know that isn't fair or right at all, but in the back of my mind it is there).
Poured the bomber bottle into my oversized weizen glass and instead of the usual pale gold cloudy color, I was greeted with a slightly cloudy brown/tannish body. It left a two-finger head that died down some, but for the most part the carbonation stayed with the brew and good lacings were left all around my cup.
The smell is very yeasty/flour and citrusy, and this is evident in the taste as there are citrus tastes (bananas, apples, pears - nothing too acidic) abound with some spices in the back. The hops and yeast balance out, as this is a medium to heavy body that is smooth, creamy but beery. In other words, this is a hefe, not a fruit beer. I love hefes, so I can drink this all the time. Others might think not so highly of it, but I love this beer.

clayrock81, Jan 20, 2008
Photo of botham
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pint bottle poured into a weizen glass. pours a caramel color with golden highlights. a few fingers of of-white head top it off, tight and frothy. no lacings

aroma is distinctively of citrus, with notes of apple and plum. a subtle yeasty character is present, giving the aroma a decent body. mild caramel and pale malts as well.

taste is mainly of fruit, with the same notes as above. the yeasty base is more pronounced here, with a mild presence of alcohol as well. finishes on a mild hop note with a semi-dry aftertaste.

mouthfeel is medium-bodied, with a silky texture and a slick aftertaste. lessen the slickness in the aftertaste and this one would be wonderful.

drinkability is good. this is a big brew as far as hefe weizens go, but the flavors come together nicely. a solid brew. cheers!

botham, Jan 20, 2008
Photo of mltobin
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this the other day at a wine bar. Of course the place had large selection of wines and a very small selection of beers. However, I was very happy with The Schneider Weisse. Upon being poured into a glass:

A - Nice light golden color with a medium sized head.

S- Light and a little sweet with some flora aromas.

T- Smooth and easy on the taste buds, a refreshing after-taste. It went well with the tapas that my date and I were eating that evening.

M- Nothing too complex, but a crisp fell nonetheless.

This a very good hefeweizen overall and went very well with my light tapas meal. Although I was at a wine bar, I still felt great while I was drinking the Schneider Weisse.

mltobin, Jan 12, 2008
Photo of jeffmonarch
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle in a weizen glass.

A - nice orange golden color with a thin white head that stays for a while.

S - Very distinct hefe smell. Nothing special.

T - Really smooth crisp taste. Typical hefe-weizen flavor but the carbonation gives it a nice crispness. Has a very clean finish.

M - light to medium bodied with good carbonation.

D - Good beer. Not my favorite but still a good beer.

jeffmonarch, Jan 12, 2008
Photo of cliffnorm
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a 500 mL bottle of Schneider Weisse served cool in a Widmer Bros. weizen glass.

Appearance: The ale is a a light hazy brown color, . There is no sign of head or lace in the glass.

Smell: There is a light estery aroma that gives off a bit of clove and banana. The wheat body is also evident but it too is muted.

Taste: The beer's body is a wheat base but it comes across flat and without much substance. The flavor soon dissapates, leaving a refreshing wheaty flavor in the mouth.

Mouthfeel: The ale is soft and refreshing on the palate (like a Better Bass ale)

Drinkability: The flavors are pleasing but thats all!

cliffnorm, Dec 29, 2007
Photo of sbe1
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.

sbe1, Dec 26, 2007
Photo of rodenbach99
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.

rodenbach99, Dec 24, 2007
Photo of altgeeky1
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.

altgeeky1, Dec 12, 2007
Photo of aychbomb
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.


aychbomb, Dec 05, 2007
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.

Drew966, Nov 20, 2007
Photo of dsa7783
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...

dsa7783, Nov 19, 2007
Photo of albern
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.

albern, Nov 17, 2007
Photo of JArami
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.

JArami, Nov 12, 2007
Photo of redmagik99
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.

redmagik99, Nov 01, 2007
Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 1,439 ratings.