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

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1,310 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,310
Reviews: 749
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 32
Gots: 54 | 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.

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North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque, murky orange-brown with an initially fluffy/creamy head settles down to a foamy ring and thin film. Little clumps of yeast sit on the bottom. Bright spicy clove hits the nose first followed by soft, sweetened banana. The flavor is sweet upfront with some citrus and banana esters and grainy wheat. Nice texture - a little chewy. Light and satisfying...very drinkable.

This has all the characteristics of a great hefeweizen, though it is oddly dark. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2006 21:52:24 | More by wedge
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North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Murky, suprisingly dark hefe weizen. A clouded oaky cool wood color, more orange brown at the wide part of the glass and more yellow brown where it narrows. Nice white head leaves a good looking rim on the surface. Very pleasant aroma and taste. Smells of malts, yeast, banana cream, tangy lemon, clove and other mild spicing. Taste is great and full of smooth complexity. Flavors match the smell well. Smooth and semi grainy mouthfeel with a nice bright carbonation. Very easy to drink. Goes down real easy with lots of taste and smell to back it up.

A yummy and refreshing hefe weizen. I'm very happy to be drinking this right now.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2006 21:46:47 | More by tastybeer
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3.23/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy pale amber colour with a mid-sized diminishing frothy white head. Sour and sweet wheaty aroma with shy fruity notes of banana and pear, alcohol and shy hints of cloves. Light sweet wheat-malty taste, banana, medium to light bodied, well carbonated spritzy mouthfeel; slightly bitter and tart finish with light clovy notes. Compared to the original Schneider, this one is rather disappointing. Not bad, but not great either

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2006 20:59:40 | More by stoutman
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3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

BB 8-6

Huge head, creamy, mostly lasting, leaving nice rings on the glass. Reddish/amber appearance.
Fruity, spicy, malty and lots of wheat flavors. Taste is a bit bitter, with spicy, malty, wheat elements, very pleasant pallet.
Light body, normal carbonation, short wheat/spicy aftertaste.
Have had better Hefe’s, but not a bad one.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2006 23:13:06 | More by Redteketed
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3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving: Bottle poured into weizen glass

Appearance - Pours amber in color, not the typical golden yellow. Slightly hazy with a thick frothy white head, three fingers give or take.

Smell - As expected, aromas of clove, hints of banana and citrus. The clove/pepper aroma dominates to me.

Taste - Crisp with flavors of clove banana and lemon zest. The banana flavor is faint, the clove dominates once again. Don't know if this is typical or if I have an older bottle.

Mouthfeel - Mouthfeel is light, with a good bit of carbonation.

Drinkability - A very good hefe. Excellent for enjoying in the spring or summer.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2006 14:43:22 | More by Riggsy
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Being on a mission to find the best hefe for me, this is a no - brainer to put in the stable. Says on the back of the bottle its the oldest hefe brewere in Germany. Having enjoyed every offering I've sampled from this brewery this beer comes in backed by a outstanding reputation. Its definately on the darker side of things for the style leaning towards amber. Flatlands type head, meaning it has no hills, pancake style. Easily managed, leaves ring like lacing.

I just had the Paulaner and I found it to be highly fruit based this one leans towards the spiced aspect of a hefe. Champagne like carbonation is a bit sizzling and has a tendancy to have the "foamy" feel and is distracting to me from the rest of this beers goodness. Bananna portion is bready, I get a rather light spritzy feel to this one for better or worse.

Notes: As good as this beer is, and I can see why its so highly respected, it was far from unforgettable.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2006 03:40:33 | More by DogFood11
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4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nothing like the original. This beer surprises me a bit, in that it's not the norm of Weizenbiers. There is a nice alternating mingling from strong and estery wheat with subtle and characterful barley. The fruitiness and citrus flavors remain stronger than the breay, caramelly barley. Leaving a solid bodied, sweet wheat flavor and providing a rusty orange hue. Quite hazy and well headed, the body remains creamy, though cut by citrus and mild hops. Finsihes clean and crisp despite the creaminess and maltiness. A good break from the winter beers.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2006 21:45:09 | More by BEERchitect
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3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Its a amber color which is weird for a Hefe. There is a nice off white head, but there is no lacing.

S - Strong clove and a background of lemon is there. Very smooth on the nose.

T - It has a tart and sour yeasty lemon zest that is sweet. The clove come around very nice to balance it.

M - Very light on the tounge. There is very little carbonation so not to mess up the feel.

D - Definitly a very good summer beer. I enjoy this very much.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2006 02:26:25 | More by quasimoto
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wow... Very dark for a hefe...

Has a decent scent, nothing special. Typical of most hefe's I have had since coming to Germany.

Has a great balance of banana taste, and spices, yet not being too sweet.

Medium carbonation. Not as thick as you would think... Has a refreshing feel to it.

Above Average, but not GREAT.
I will add this to my regular rotation. I enjoyed this brew quite a bit. Not in my top 5 but for sure in my top 10 hefe's I have had since moving to Germany.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2006 14:23:02 | More by jeffaz02t
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3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Me oh my! It pours looking more like a Dunkelweizen than a hefe-weizen. Ahhh well, the head is still beautiful and out-of-control, so who am I to split hairs?

Then there is the smell. Holy esters! I know a good hefe gets a lot of its flavour and smell from the yeast, but this beer has taken it to Belgian-style levels. These guys ain't messin' around.

The taste follows the smell. Man, I like there to be some wheaty-spiciness in my weizen, as opposed to a raw onslaught of yeast spice. Wow.

A good brew. I can definately taste the baby-Aventius in here. I guess most of these flavours are better suited towards a weizenbock, rather than a weizen.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2006 22:20:32 | More by shbobdb
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4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big German-style bottle with some code on the back. It pours into the weizen glass almost like a dunkel - an opaque leather brown at top fades to a transluscent amber on the bottom, and there's 2 fingers of off-white head that leaves some lacing. Smells like a traditional hefe, with banana, spicy yeast, slight clove phenols, toasty malts, and notes of lemon and orange peel. Overall fruity and spicy - very nice. It has a light body that thickens as it warms and the flavor is about the same as the aroma, but with additional notes of wheat, spicy/grassy hops, and ripe banana. Overall a pretty good hefeweizen, though a bit darker than usual, but it makes me feel like I'm drinking a beer made with a more traditional recipe.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2006 00:21:07 | More by mmmbeer
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Alberta (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance - A deep amber color poured with well over an inch of frothy bubbly head. Portions of the head are left as lacing. Looks so nice in my new grasshopper weizen glass.

Smell - A banana mixture with cloves is present. There is also a bread yeast smell present. Its pleasurable for sure.

Taste - This one is heavy of cloves and wheat. Banana and yeast hints arise with touches of malty sweetness. There are also citrus flavors which arise. I quite like it.

Mouthfeel - Body is fine. Carbonation makes it a touch coarse but nothing that noticeable.

Drinkability - Give me this on a warm sunny day and I could drink to my hearts desire. Enough said.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2006 07:47:52 | More by Orrshow
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4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown with a half inch head that quickly settles to a solid cap and thick ring that leaves a nice webbing of lace. This has to be the darkest Hefe Weizen I've seen so far, it looks more like a Dunkel Weizen.

Smell; strong wheat and yeast aromas right away, with a little bit of bananas and hints of some citric fruits.

Taste; as with the smell the wheat and yeast tastes are on the forefront, and then the bananas, cloves and a little bit of a lemony zing show up. There's also a really good sweet maltiness that's balanced with a touch of a spicy hop bitterness that i'm really liking. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice lively carbonation. As for drinkability, I would have no problem having a few of these in one night.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2006 02:13:02 | More by RedHaze
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3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

i was surprised a bit by the deep brownish color when i poured it since almost every other hefe-weizen i've had has been golden in color. it produced a very nice thick head that lasted a good while. it left a nice bit of lacing on the glass as well.

for me the aroma was really wheaty and yeasty. the flavor was pretty much right on par with that. it had a pretty mild bite to it and a slight aftertaste. it seemed a bit heavier than i was expecting, not bad though; not to mention it had plenty of carbonation.

overall it was pretty good, but its not among my favorite in this style.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2006 03:11:48 | More by paulfear
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Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark brown/orange, huge white head forms, settles down to about half an inch, lots of lacing and good retention. Smell is banana, wheat, citrus, spice, yeast and a dose of fruit. Taste is fruity, with a lot of banana and clove, wheat and cherry in the aftertaste, some yeast. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Excellent weissbier.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2006 19:16:54 | More by Viggo
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3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Label printed 05.199, 0409. Not sure what that means, but I think this beer is fairly old. Bought this for my parents several weeks ago and they never drank it, and who knows how long it was in the store.

Resin amber color. Surprisingly dark color for a hefe -- is this due to age? Lasting, tall, fluffy white head.

Wheaty aroma with sour yeast notes.

Very crisp and refreshing. Malty, wheaty flavor with sour and tart yeast flavor. Eating this with Indian food brought out clove notes -- quite a spicy zing.

I'm fairly sure this beer is past its prime, but it doesn't show faults. But it probably would be a lot better fresh. It's an easy quaff, and tasty, and goes well with Indian food, much better than Taj Mahal or Kingfisher, in my opinion. I really want to try this fresher.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2006 00:51:37 | More by akahn
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured in a weizen glass. Date on the bottle says 05 208. Not sure what that means, but I'm assuming that it was bottled on the 208th day of 2005. Should still be good.

Hazy, muddy looking orange-brown in colour. Not your usual hefe, but not unappealing. Off white head foams up 2 inches to the top of the glass, then slowly recedes to a thin cap.

Aroma is sweet, yeasty, bready and bananas. Banana bread with an undertone of cloves and that unmistakable hefe yeast.

Wonderfully crafted beer. Sweet malts mingle with the wheat at the start with hints of toffee, a fruity quality and a bit of a citrus zing. Keeps its consistency through the middle to a spicy, drying finish. Aftertaste is spicy with a light malt background. Very nicely balanced and all the flavours working in conjunction with one another.

Medium bodied and highly carbonated with that characteristic pin prick bubbles. Leaves a nice round feeling afterwards.

This is one of the beers that first introduced me to Hefe-weizens and it was the one that I liked the best at that time. I still think it's a wonderful beer, and since it isn't available in my area, I have to grab a few bottles where I can and bring it home to savour appropriately.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2006 02:16:15 | More by Noxious26
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Ontario (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Uniform cloudy orange. Medium sized, creamy white head. Good retention and lace.

S - Sharp, tart, and lemon smell.

T - I see the bubblegum thing. There's some bitterness in the finish, but mostly a dry, citrusy taste.

M - Carbonation is biting. Medium bodied. A bit crisp.

D - OK I guess, but not on my gotta have it list by any means. Maybe I'll try again on a hot day in the summer.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2006 20:11:15 | More by allergictomacros
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had two bottles with dinner the other night. Kind of large bottles (over 12 oz, maybe they're pints).

Clear golden orange color with thick foamy head. Smelled kind of hefe-weizeny, kind of citrusy and spicy. Goes well with food, it's not too heavy or dominating. Just plays a supporting role pretty well.

I haven't been a big fan of German beers, but I'm trying more of them. This one's an easy choice again in the future.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2006 11:37:50 | More by TurdFurgison
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4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This lovely beer pours a medium amber with a huge head. Banana and clove aromas are evident from the moment the bottle is opened. I also get some cinnamon in the nose. Taste is full of those banana and clove flavors, along with a slight citrusy sourness and some pleasing acidity. The mouthfeel, perhaps due to the acidity, is slightly watery, and the carbonation is very fine. This beer is exceedingly refreshing and manages to be substantial yet light at the same time. A wonderful beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2006 22:01:15 | More by geexploitation
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4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on-tap at the Weisses Brauhaus in Munich.

This hefeweizen poured a cloudy, light brown color with sudsy, creamy, white foam that persisted. The smell was wheat malt, banana, and very light cloves - lovely. The taste was wheat-malty with a light citrus tang, some bananas, and a very light flavor of caramel. A wonderful flavor overall. The mouthfeel was smooth with medium body and medium carbonation. The fruity banana flavor lingered in the finish with the malt. This was a very nice and drinkable hefeweizen.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2006 07:39:38 | More by UncleJimbo
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Ontario (Canada)

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

Very nice. Poured a dark orange, almost brown to a thick puffy white head. Smell is of wheat malt with alcoholic undertones. Taste is very nice, smooth wheat malt flavor with very little aftertaste. Mouthfeel is smooth with some alcoholic notes, but the alcoholic notes are not so pronounced as to affect the drinkability of this brew. This is a very nice beer, yet another excellent Schneider offering.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2006 22:39:36 | More by funkengruven
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3.15/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Far too yeasty to be appealing as a hefeweizen. Short-circuited on the head, because there was none. I think the son made this one without pa's approval. I paid 3.49 at hollingshead. I don't think i'll purchase this one again. Not traditional, too simple. Dark amber color, more like a weizenbock or dunkel weizen. The head in the picture looks nothing like the actual head.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2006 04:31:24 | More by drewmprs
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4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an incredible overall beer. This company from Germany has been brewing beers since before the dawn of man, so who are we going to question it. I really enjoy this brew, and it is a great example of a german wheat beer. It is a darker, amber wheat beer, but not away from the standard german wheat beers. it is in the same vein as a typical german wheat, but with a twist. it has some great plum tones and banana flavors, but not a great amount of anything else. great beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2005 02:42:47 | More by willgro
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle purchased in Vancouver, BC. The first time I puchased this Hefe Weizen it was one of 4 different Hefe's I purchased as a little break from my recent proclivity towards strong Belgian ales.
Indeed darker than others I have sampled, but I like the the copper/amber gold colour. Aroma of bread and yeast.Tastes of cloves, malty with sour wheat and banana/apple-banana. Finishes with some white pepper, a nice linger before the next sip.
Crisp and effervescent in the mouth refreshes as it washes down my throat. Summertime during Christmas! This one could go on all night...very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2005 05:47:50 | More by Vlanderen
Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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