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

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1,451 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,451
Reviews: 767
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 37
Gots: 98 | 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 ghostwalker
4.53/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Darker, amber-gold body for a HefeWeizen. Thick, cake-like, light tan head.

Nose is pure esters. Banana, spicy clove, quite a scent. Maybe even better than Weihenstephaner.

Flavor is both sweet, creamy and spicy. Smooth and light on the palate at first, the spice at the finish is great. Sharp, almost numbing cloves. This is a world-class HW.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Head is a treat.

Drinkability is great. Another new favorite. Now I need to do a summer HW head-to-head tasting.

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

Poured into its own 500ml glass, which I got from the sales rep when I complained about his Edel-Weisse being stale. Thanks.

Hazy burnt orange/amber, with good effervescence. Head forms an uneven off-white pillow, which slowly sinks.

Aromas of wheat malt, flour, banana esters & cloves. Touch of citrus twang.... smells like a banana cake with lemon icing. Some late caramel hints.

Chewy mouth full of true-to-style flavours, with some sherbet/candy/toffee notes. Slight acidic tingle, no bitterness to speak of.

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

Poured in an Erdinger weissen glass. Quite dark for this style of beer. Pours with a massive head that disappears quickly and an almost explosive effervescence. Smell of banana and cloves which is typical of this style. Taste is similar to aroma but banana predominates. It has a nice complex flavour which is also sweet and tart. It has a medium mouthfeel and is very drinkable.

This is my absolute favourite Hefe. It was the very first of this style that I tried, and I just keep coming back to it. Skål!

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

Pours out a murky date color with a rocky off white head. Looks about like a dunkelweizen. The banana really comes out in this one with the clove coming in just second. Malt is more subdued. There are lingering aromas of wheat and alcohol, but not in a harsh way. Again, this is mostly about the banana in the flavor, and that's fine by me. The darker malts give this a bready and nutty flavor (like that of a dunkel). Some clove flavors are in here as well, but show up more in the aftertaste, along with more banana. Finishes with a bit of a lemony twang. Mouthfeel is slightly prickly with carbonation and has a viscous body somewhere between light and moderate, but leans more towards the middle. Really delicious and makes me want to keep drinking.

Photo of Damian
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 500 ml bottle purchased at Downtown Wines and Spirits, Somerville, MA

Poured a deep, murky, rusty-umber color (much darker than your average hefe weizen) with an enormous off-white, foamy head that kept for much of the drink. No lacing.

Smell was rich, full and complex. Yeast and banana bread were most apparent with clover, orange zest and cinnamon noticeable as well.

Taste was flavorful and robust. Yeasty with caramel malts up front before the lemon peel and spices kicked in. Tangy and juicy. Subtle hoppiness was apparent from start to finish with the hops finishing somewhat dry.

Mouthfeel was creamy, supple and smooth. Perfect carbonation. Medium bodied.

Drinkablity was outstanding - pleasant flavor, perfect with food, and the 5.4% ABV was hardly noticeable.

Photo of bonbright7
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I found this at Shoreline in Huntington, NY while looking for something new and I was very pleased with my choice.

The beer poured to a great frothy head in my Starbucks cup, which was acting as a disguise for my location.

The aromas of bananas and pears were dominant in the flavors of the first taste as I reeled back. Then I noticed the nuts and the bitter dryness in the slowly disappearing aftertaste.

I swirled the beer around to get a sense of it's other values and to my further surprise, this beer was begining to taste like a Belgian Triple. I was happy I bought 2 bottles as the 1st went fast.

This a great beer for my favorite Fall activity: tailgating.

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

Drank this beer years ago in the old brew house in Munich, it was draught and its taste has stayed with me since then.

This review however is from a 500ml bottle.

Poured into the correct glass, this darker than most hefe weizen beers, amber, more than blonde. The head is large, deep and full.

Powerful aroma of vanilla and bannana, almost a shock, if you are not expecting it.

Great, wiezen flavours, if you have never tried this style before, this is the one to start with, like this and you are hooked, dislike it, well don't bother again, because this is a classic hefe weizen. Tart, yet with soft tones also, a very complexed beer in every sense.

Photo of ultralarry2006
3.03/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 500 ml. bottle. Left a big hefe-weizen head that had some decent retention, and a little bit of lacing. Body was a cloudy apple cider-like color, sort of a cloudy light brown. A different look than most h-w's, but looked decent.

Smell - plums, cherries, hint of cloves, hint of creamy wheat. Classic h-w aromas were subdued, came off like a weak bock.

Taste - similiar to the smell. Plums, cherries, some creamy wheat. Cloves were stronger in the taste than the smell, but still rather subdued by h-w standards. Finished a bit sour.

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, fairly fluid, slightly creamy.

Drinkability - good, not great. The fruity flavors were different for an h-w, and they were decent, but this lacked the classic h-w characteristics (clove, bananas, creamy wheat ). I'd have this once in awhile.

Photo of edmundfitzoil
3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A 500 ml brown glass bottle of Schneider Weisse poured into a weizen glass.

I got a great pour out of this one: this definitely on the darker, more amber colored end of the hefeweizen spectrum with co2 bubbles rising to the surface and creating an interesting visual effect, lighter colored yellowish bubbles in front of a more amber colored haze. The beer poured with a stark white, big, pillowy head the peaked up over the top of the glass. The nose was a subdued bubble gum and light banana hints. Not up to the standard of the aromas of hefeweizens. The clove makes a brief presence in the flavor, along with light banana again and a very subdued hop bitterness, very light. The mouthfeel is light and summery, but other imports offer slight advantage in smell and flavor. Still a very solid Hefe and more desirable than many - if not all - of the American attempts at the style.

Photo of jaluria
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a bright, yellow/gold color with a mighty white colored head that seemed to gain strength over time. The head was fluffy with a frothy texture. Moderate-heavy carbonation with small yeast particles floating around. Aromas of bananas, dried fruit, and cloves; appetizing. The taste was far more simple and average than the presentation and smell had indicated. Flavors of crisp fruit, yeast, and cloves worked well together, but still overall complexity was somewhat lacking. Not as refined or put together as other beers in this style. A bit too creamy in my mouth without substance to back it up. Easy to drink and pair with food, especially on a hot, humid day.

Photo of teg8612
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Chestnut brown, darker than a normal heffe but not near Dunkel. Good head that lasts.

S- Very pleasent. Banana Bread with a touch of Lemon Zest.

T&M- Smoth with small carbonation. Lemon really asserts itself right away. Banana and clove sneak in with a very grainy, breadlike texture. No bitterness or hops to speak of but this is very lovely.

D- Keep this coming. As they say, the "Original" is usually the best and often most imitated. This one speaks to my bavarian roots, now if I could only speak German...

Photo of witster18
4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Definate citrus is quickly taken over by mellow cloverish heady finish. Not to be fooled around with - just serve chilled. A very good Hefe. The most drinkable and best tasting Hefe that is accessable. A full bodied beer for those who think thats not what they like and for those that do. Highly Recommended for me...this is fantastic for summer get togethers. Go get some at your local specialty store and swirl the last of a bottle in your glass to see what unfooled around with and unfiltered means.Big head....hops particles still in bottle....powdered sugar and lemon up front....followed by a pleasantly overwhelming blast of creamy and sticky goodness clover and other floral undertones...too good to put into words..just drink one

one of my top 5 beers...any style...here they are if you wanna know...
1.Elliot Ness(nessy)
2.Edmund Fitzgerald Porter(fitsy)
3.Dortmunder Gold(dort)
4.Schneider-Weisse Hefe
5.St.Ambroise Oatmeal Stout/Bell's Double Cream Stout

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

Pours a nice straw yellow with a serious fluffy head that is very large and hangs around the entire drink.Sweet smells of clover with a bit of malt and corn. Flavor is awesome taste like bubble gum with a clover after finish, spot on for a hefe and very good one of the best wheat beers that I have ever tasted, very flavorful and goes down really smooth. This is one of my favorite summer drinks, I can drink these all day long on a hot afternoon.

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

I tasted the 33 cl blue bottle. Amber colour, creamy head that doesn't persist much. Earthy aroma, with spices, clove and fruits, banana, pear. On the tongue, the earthy texture again, limey. Spicy and fruity, banana and pear. Very refreshing, excellent beer specially in summer.

Photo of yelterdow
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 500ml bottle... served at just over fridge temperature in the brewery's classic weissbier glass.

Appearance- Pours a deep, full cloudy amber that sports a terrific example of what a Bavarian wheat beer's head should look like. Enormous and pillowy, it recedes slowly at a snail's pace... leaving gobs of sticky residue behind. The color is a few shades darker than most beers of the same type.

Smell- Clovey, banana-like esters with a larger than average malt presence... if this were bread, there would be dates and nuts baked within. Soft bubblegum and sourdough notes linger on the nose, while the banana and clove aromas come forth more fully.

Taste- Bigger than usual phenolic presence... it washes over the tongue before the wheaty, bready goodness can express itself completely. Very refreshing in that it quenches thirst with its mildly hoppy finish, drying the palate better than some other weissbiers I've tried.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- For this style, I found the mouthfeel to be not quite as full or active as others... it does seem thin comparitively, and this is one category that is very important here. Medium weight in the mouth, with a dry finish that really works with food. Overall, a solid weissbier that I have enjoyed for years.

Photo of grub
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a hazy pale orange colour with a half inch of dense white head. the head lingers for a while and leaves a thick lace.

smell is citrus and spice. orange peel and maybe just a hint of woodyness in the background...can't quite pick it out. vanilla or clove maybe.

taste also has lots of citrus and orange peel. a bit of spicyness. definitely get the clove that i was sensing in the nose coming through more in the flavour. more bitterness than i expected in a hefe. fairly dry finish.

mouthfeel is good. higher carbonation, which is expected. nice fine bubbles. good dry finish.

drinkability is great. definitely enjoying it on this warm and humid summer evening.

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this last week, since I'm officially in love with this style of beer now. Wasn't sure what to expect, and after all that I've had lately, this turned out to be a very solid offering. It wasn't as light or as similar to the others like I thought it would be, but it was still great to enjoy, nevertheless!

A light brown hue was the hallmark of this beer. Decent head, not a lot of lacing, and it almost reminded me of cider, in terms of it's hue and cloudiness. No citrus taste to be found here, I could feel a lot of breadiness and malt to this; front to back. The alcohol was a bit overpowering too, considering this was only 5.40% ABV. It went down easily, as a good hefe should, but there wasn't that light, grassy, citrusy taste that a lot of others in this style showcase. Instead, it was darker, less tangy, but still easygoing and great for the summer. It was nice to find a brew that expanded the range of hefe's for me!

I would more than certainly enjoy this again, even after the warm weather passes by. I'd wish it was a bit weaker on the alcohol, but everything else about this was great to behold. Good intro to this style too, for someone that doesn't want anything too light, or similar to Paulaner or Hacker-Pschorr. No doubt that this is worth a try!

Photo of stouty1
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep brown with range highlights. Foamed up quite nice which took two pours to finish the bottle. Consistent lace and a new foamy head by shaking the glass.

Smells of banana and yeast with a hint of coriander spice. Every time I lift the glass I get hit with the aroma, that's quite nice.

Small taste of hops and malt mixed in with yeasty-ness known in wiess biers. Slight bitterness afterwards masks the alcohol flavoring. More malt flavoring than typical Hefe's.

Quite filling beer with a semi chewy feel.

Good beer but doesn't have anything on Weihenstephen.

Photo of HoustonTX
2.85/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Hazy orange, poured a large white head, nice carbonation streams.

S - Light wheat, straw, and grain. Citrus, especially lemon and orange peel.

T - Light notes of weak malt, and undertones of citrus wash the palate upfront, with close following light citrusy tones. Not exactly what I look for in a good Hefe.

Possibly an old bottle - it just didn't do it for me. At best an average beer, and not quite represenative of the style.

Photo of mjc410
2.98/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in the brewer's glass at Stuff Yer Face in New Brunswick, NJ.

Forms a nice long-lasting and rocky weiss head, but the beer is muddy brown - very murky. Plunging my nose as far as possible into the glass, I can still say the beer doesn't smell like much of anything. For the taste, I pick up only a slight roastiness, missing a lot of the yeast character and associated fruitiness/spiciness. The mouthfeel is medium, not quite thick enough for my taste in this style, with good carbonation. Overall, I call this a refreshing, but far too mild, version of the style.

Photo of hopsaplenty
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml brown bottle, 06.093 1-1 on back label

Foggy iced tea. Billowing sizzling head of mixed size off-white bubbles that settles slowly to just a dusting and leaving no lacing. Carbonation streams were absent. The smell is rich with ripe bananas and cloves and the strangest hint of smoke. Banana and clove flavors fill the mouth initially before giving way to a nice and pleasing lemon pith tone that is well meshed and not overly dominant. The finish is full of clove and just a hint of lemon. Medium body with extremely fine carbonation that puffs up when swirled in the mouth. The cloves seem to form a slight film on the tongue. This was an easy drinker and a nice representation of the style.

Photo of headlessparrot
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It didn't take me very long in my journey of beer discovery to learn that I absolutely adore hefe weizens (and, in fact, essentially any wheat beer). So in the interests of becoming a more well-rounded beer drinker, I purchased a couple of different wheat beers from the LCBO and decided to have a look at the variety within the style.

Schneider Weisse Hefeweizenbeer is, for no particular reason, first on the docket. Poured out of a 500mL individual bottle from the cooler of the LCBO (freshness dated, though using a code I couldn't quite figure out from a quick glance alone) into my oversized weizen glass. And what a pour - in fact, it's a good thing it was an oversized glass, as the head alone on this beer nearly stretched to the sky. The brew itself is a thick, very cloudly, almost opaque amber-orange that looks positively breathtaking, and the solid two inches of extremely foamy head only helped. Head retention, as well, is excellent. Within ten minutes the head was a bit more manageable, but still very much present, and with a superb amount of lacing to boot. I can't wait.

The aroma is not entirely dissimilar to, say, Hoegaarden, though the styles are different - sweet and spicy, with yeast and wheat notes at the fore. Very fruity on the nose - I detect bananas, pears, and perhaps apples as well (though very faintly) - but I also detect cloves, and some slight nutmeg. Mouthwatering, although I couldn't get enough of those fruity notes to justify a perfect five.

Taste is absolutely superb. Everything present in the smell bears out in the taste, which is deliciously rich and complex. Initially sweet - yeasty, wheaty, bananas, pears, nutmeg, a light maltiness - although a slight bitterness and some sour notes appear on the finish. Curiously smooth for such a complex taste, and I can't stop myself from going back to a second sip. Absolutely delicious; almost a privilege to drink.

I can't complain about mouthfeel - carbonation is lively (though not excessive) on the tongue and a medium body is absolutely a joy to drink. Which also, incidentally, makes this quite drinkable. It's not something I would pound day in and day out, but it's a delicious summer beer that should - at the very least - turn some heads and start some conversations. My only complaint, perhaps, is that some of those subtle hints - of say bananas, and pears - aren't played out enough in the brew and are hence just frustratingly out of reach. Nonetheless, I'm hooked.

Photo of kimcgolf
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The best wheat beer I’ve ever had. Pours to an amber color, with thick off-white head, thousands of bubblres and very good lacing. Aroma of wheat, clove and cinnamon. Taste slightly spicy, and very good. Excellent finish. This is a beer I could enjoy often.

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

Poured with a big white foamy head that gradually faded. It's a nice deep hazy gold. Nose is pretty simple, just lemon, wheat, and yeast. Appealing but not too complex. The taste is good- much more complex than the smell. Wheaty and yeasty, but with a nice tiny balance of hops, and fresh lemon zest kicks in. Mouthfeel is sharp and carbonated, and very smooth; just right for a hefe. Very drinkable... a great brew.

Photo of russpowell
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear fizzy amber with a 3 fingers white head that drops off quickly. No head retention or lacing, but maintains a steady stream of bubbles throughout

S: Ever so slight fruit notes

T: Fruiityness up front, rubber bands & yeast surface as it warms. Fishes fruitty, bandaidy & with phenolic notes

MF: Light refreshing & fizzy

Drinks pretty easy considering I'm note a huge fan of hefes. But this is a good one that didn't deliver of the asthetics. Too many tastes I don't go wild about to session on, but I could down 2 or 3 no problem...

Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
90 out of 100 based on 1,451 ratings.