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

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Ratings: 1,453
Reviews: 767
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 37
Gots: 100 | 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 nickfl
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Large, slightly off white head that settles quickly. Good lace and a hazy, orange-brown body.

S - Banana, mild clove with some malt and no hop character.

T - Clove, some banana, and slight sour wheat. Very mild hop flavor in the finish.

M - Moderately thick body, fairly high carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Enjoyable, but not nearly as good as it would be when truly fresh.

Photo of TheSarge
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is indeed darker than any other hefe that I've had. Very rich with CO2, this is a slow pour. The head is massive and sticks very well.

Aroma is banana bread with hints of bubble gum. There is a slight perfume fragrance here, too.

The taste is very bready and clove like. There is a tinge of metallic hops character too.

This is a pretty good weizen, but not my favorite. I can tell this is a good precursor to their weizenbock.

Photo of riversider76
3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep rich clear golden.A bit darker than most Hefe's I've tried. Fluffy white head that did not disapear,and a nice lace. Aroma is of cloves and fruit. Nice,but a bit weak. Body is on the light side of medium,with lots of carbonation. Taste is clove,and bananna,with a tart finish.

Photo of PatrickJR
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16.9 oz bottle into weizen glass.

A - The first thing I notice is that this hefe is a shade or 3 darker than most, very close to a dunkelweizen in color. Nearly 3 finger head with decent retention, receding to white cap. Some lacing. Didn't see much yeast in the bottle but after rousing and pouring there's nice cloudy sediment coming down.

S - Banana esters are less prevalent than some hefes, but still there. Clove phenols are present, backed by a bready, yeasty smell. Some sour wheat malt rounds up the aroma.

T - Banana begins, but more subdued than other hefes. Clove phenols are quick to take over giving this a much different flavor profile than I'd expected. Mild sourness from wheat malt accentuates phenols. Phenolic taste moves out of the realm of simply clove and takes on a very plastic taste. A sour/yeasty/malty balance in the finish, with a slightly peppery aftertaste to keep things interesting.

M - Carbonation is maybe slightly below what I would expect, and the body is a little heavier. Rather nice all the same.

D - Very drinkable; unoffensive, flavorful, and not heavy. I would love to spend a night drinking a few of these, but the price is a little steep.

This isn't really what I expected; I've tried a lot of hefe's and although I've only tried a few dunkel's, this feels like something in the middle. It's different, but still really great.

Photo of Traquairlover
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

0.5L bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A = Slightly darker than I expected, this has a warm bread crust brown coloring with some lighter dark golden edges and the typical sediment haze that swirls throughout the liquid even after being properly swirled during the pour. It has a two color aspect to it where the top is darker than the bottom and the swirls become more apparent as the color becomes lighter. That part is quite pretty and I would have rated it higher on appearance but the white head was not as foamy as I wanted. I was made mostly of small and medium bubbles that spent far to much time actively popping. The head did not have bad retention but it did not stick as I would have liked.

S = Nice strong scents of winter spices, lemon peel, fresh baked banana bread. A very complex hefe-weizen smell and also nice and forceful.

T = The taste was not as complex as the smell. I get a great sour-tart lemon flavor along with the light banana flavors typical of the style, overall this is a very refreshing tasting beer that would be great on a hot day but it is a little too simple to be great in my mind.

M = Medium to medium-light body, good mouthcoating, carbonation stings slightly too much and foams slightly too much also.

D = As I said in taste, this is a drinkable beer that would be good on a hot day but not if you are looking for complexity of flavor. A good tart simple hefe for sure though.

Photo of santa109
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served at 45 degrees.

A: Poured a cloudy copper with 2 fingers of thick foamy off-white head into a generic weizen glass. The head fades fairly quickly leaving a thicker ring on the contours of the glass and a thin film at the surface. Loads of bubbles rushing to the surface.

S: Smells of clovey yeast stand out the most. There's also an underlying aroma of banana and pear.

T: Very similar to the smell. Mostly clove from the yeast and a hint of banana. Also very faint aftertaste of citrus. More banana appears as it warms.

M: Nice carbonation, it feels smooth, light, clean and quenching. Exactly what it should be like.

D: Pretty good quenching qualities, it would be hard not to go for another on a warm day.

Overall, more clove than fruit. A good hefeweizen but doesn't really stand out. Many are equivalent and there's better ones out there.

Photo of Donnie2112
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: Cloudy golden brown in the middle, fading to a cloudy amber on the outside, big fluffy white head with sporadic lacing.

smell: Heavy banana notes on the nose just a bit bready.

taste: again banana with a lightly acidic citrusy hop finish and no real trace of alcohol,

mouthfeel: nice and creamy, plenty of carbonation with a slightly oily and astringent finish

drinkability: very nice, tastes nice enough that I really want to take another sip and is light enough to drink a lot.

Photo of nasty15108
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 1pt .9oz bottle into a Weiss glass.

A - Poured MUCH darker that your typical weiss. Amber in color, and not as cloudy as one would expect. The pour produced a head of white foam that was gone in an instant. Nothing remaining except a spotty film. Good carbonation and not much in the way of lacing.

S - Yeasty. As you would expect, hints of clove and banana.

T - Definite herbal/medicine flavor. Also detect a slight banana and clove flavor. I also got the flavor of dark bread (pumpernickel)and a little smoke.

MF&D - Medium bodied. Definitely a bit heavier than your typical weiss, but packed with flavor. If you never, you better.

Photo of Hoagie1973
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a Hefeweizen that I'll return to often.

Color is a dark gold with a huge initial head. Darker and clearer than most Hefes. Decent retention with average lacing.

Pleasant aroma of clove and yeast. Some fruity sweetness comes through.

Initially you can notice a richer taste of barley malt blended with the wheat. A grassy, slightly earthy, (but not unpleasant) taste in the middle, with a nice crisp finish. Nice clove flavor. Noticeable hops keep it nicely balanced. Not too sweet, but definitely not bitter either.

Mouthfeel is average, a little heavy on the carbonation.

Overall this is an extremely drinkable, balanced and delicious hefe. I could drink a lot of these without the flavor getting old or annoying.

Photo of Atron67
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- poured a huge head that slowly fell down, big hazy copper body, darker than i was expecting but nothing off, pretty brown body

S- Wheat on top of wheat, strong yeasty scents as well, light malt charachter

T- wheat & more wheat flavors, pretty clovey, yeasty finish, slightly dry finish, pretty good

M- medium body, high carbonation

D- pretty solid wheat beer, but im still gonna wait for more dancing man

Photo of stephens101
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an atypical copper with carbonation bursting to the top and creating a full off-white, almost tan head. Retention is excellent according to the style. Smells a bit tart with an essence of apples, pears and bananas and some sweet bread in the background. Tastes spicy with a bit of creamy banana feel to it. Very satisfying hefe, and one of my favorites.

Photo of Proteus93
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: a murky light brown, almost like apple juice not from concentrate.

S: spices and fresh fruit... apple, pear, a little fig. Some clove and grassiness, a little banana yeastiness.

T: Clove, banana, ripe fruit peels, apple. Some peppery notes in there. Tasty.

M: Smooth... not as carbonated as I may have thought, but that makes it a VERY easy drinker. Great for even a lukewarm day, and an easy candidate for seconds.

Photo of hyland24
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This beer was poured from the 500ml bottle into a tall pilsner glass(closest to a weiss glass I have).

It poured a hazy copper which produced a nice foam 2 inch head. The foam stood firm as the beer settled but dissipated after the first sip. It left slight lacing on the sides of the glass which didnt last long. The beer when held up to the light appeared lighter on the bottom of the glass fading into a darker amber towards the top.

The smell was extremely hoppy with hints of spice and fruit.

The taste was very good. The hops from the smell held true. Slightly sweet and fruity with a spicy hop finish.

The beer was light and crisp with high carbonation, almost too much but as the bottle got lower it diminished slightly.

Overall a very good beer that I enjoyed thoroughly. I highly recommend it. The best part is the finish with the swirl of yeast at the bottom adding more flavor to the last few sips.

Photo of nocheinsbitte
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: This bier pours well; easy out of the bottle. Has a redish-brown, almost caramel look to the bier with the typical hefeweizen carbonation bubbles. Good head, sticks on the glass.
Smell: Sweet smell, very inviting, no skunkiness here.
Taste: The taste follows the smell; sweet, slightly fruity, but robust in a caramel-way taste. This hefeweizen is a cross between the typical light colored weizen and the dunkel, the taste seems to be a nice hybrid of the two kinds.
Mouthfeel: Is nice, the smell and taste of this bier makes having it in the mouth a pleasure (sounds weird, I know). No real dryness noted, easy to drink.
Drinkability: Very easy, almost too easy. This is a wonderful bier that tastes good, has good alcohol content, and leaves you satisfied and wanting more. Overall, one of the better hefeweizens I have had.
Do yourself a favor and get a bottle or four.

Photo of dfillius
4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Photo of Spidey13
3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

Photo of wschumac
3.78/5  rDev -5%
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.

Photo of tkeHijacker
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Photo of smitty2717
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
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!

Photo of BeerTaster
4.22/5  rDev +6%
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.

Photo of graywalker
4.88/5  rDev +22.6%
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.

Photo of Ungespundet
4.53/5  rDev +13.8%
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!!!

Photo of Gehrig
4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Photo of MmmIPA
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.98/5  rDev 0%
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.

Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 1,453 ratings.