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

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1,468 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,468
Reviews: 770
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 39
Gots: 117 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-03-2002

Formerly Schneider Weisse Original.
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Photo of Greenfloyd
4.32/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A classic German Hefe Weizen. Wonderfully classic at that...

Poured an unfiltered apple cider into my hefe glass, topped with a soft, light brown, foamy, lingering head. Great predictable smells of yeast, banana, and subtle clover. The better news is that it virtually tastes just like it smells-ripened banana, yeast, clove, with a hint of citrus in the finish. Great medium, "wheaty" mouth feel. This is a great beer for your classic "Bavarian" sausage, potatoes & sauerkraut feast...but it also pairs great with BBQ chicken...Enjoy

Photo of Shadman
3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

darker and clearer than the other weiss beer I've sampled. Looks more like and ale in that regard.

complex taste. I started to taste the cloves before I even got a ml in to my mouth. Cloves, slight banana, then almost a cleansing and then back to the spicy cloves. A bit watery though in the middle.

A much thinner feel to it than other wiess beer I've tried. A definite thirst quencher though

Photo of MrHurmateeowish
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky light-orange/dark yellow slightly murky body with about an inch of white head. Smells like citrus, banana, smoke, and spice. Tastes sweet, spicey, and fruity - with some banana and hints of citrus and smoke. Complex in flavor. O the lighter side of medium bodied. A nice complex Weiss-bier. Not my favorite, but an extremely decent beer, very drinkable.

Photo of peabody
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours out a dark straw color with very little head.
Smell is of clove and banana but with just a hint of yeast/malt.
Not the best hefe out there but passable. You can taste the banana a little and get a hint of clove but it is very weak.
While the mouthfeel is clean it is still too watery for my tastes.
One of these is enough.

Photo of shaggy151
2.37/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This beer is much darker then what i have seen from other hefeweizens. It also dosen't look as cloudy as other hefeweizens and the head died down quickly. Tasted a bit spicey with a hint of bananas. Carbonation was a bit flat but the beer was smooth. It's drinkable but probably not going to have it again.

Photo of GeneralZod
2.4/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer is much darker then the traditional hefeweizen. It also does not hold the head retention well at all.

Smells very fruity with a hint of bananas.

Does not taste that great. It has an aftertaste that I don't find good.

It is slightly coarsed and does not go down that easily

I don't recommend this beer. It's not a very good hefeweizen.

Photo of Frozensoul327
3.15/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Darker than normal orange rust apperance. Very cloudy. Large head of dense white foam with good longevity. Lots of lace, and a medium level of carbonation.

S: Typical banana notes with some yeasty hints here and there. Buttery maltiness noted on upon further inspection. Some spices thrown in for fair measure.

T: Banana and clove esters attack the taste buds, with dark pepper afterthoughs. A sour bread character is unleashed toward the finish, yet remains slightly hidden among the wheaty presenation that saturates the palate.

M: Kind of flat. Smooth. Nothing special, but appropriate for the style, and acceptable.

D: I could take it or leave it. Not the best, but not the worst either. Worth a try, but there are better German hefe's to be drank.

Photo of vanrassel
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This hefe lived up to its lofty reputation with a tremendous pour into my weizen glass — a towering bubbly head atop a dark gold/amber body. The aroma was more on the banana/fruity side and less spicy than some other hefes, but still pleasant.

The taste was mainly fruity, with a bit of bubblegum sweetness. I detected the same grainy finish that makes Aventinus so good, in this beer. The carbonation was lively and the finish was incredibly clean and crisp — the most of any hefe I've ever had. I prefer Paulaner, but this ranks among one of the most refreshing beers I've enjoyed.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.8/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Schneider Weisse pours a cloudy, darkish-orange body beneath massive head of frothy bright white foam that holds quite well and leaves some very nice lace about the glass. The nose is fruity and lightly tart with some green banana and mild clove/bubblegum in the background. The body is light-medium, and it's crisp effervescence (from natural conditioning) gently bristles the tongue. The flavor is as expected for a Bavarian weizen, and starts with malt threaded-through with light clove and bubblegum flavors. It's more acidic and yeasty than some other examples, thus a little sharper. Some light hop flavor appears towards the swallow and then dissolves, leaving a mild note of green banana in the finish. One of the finest examples of the style. A classic!

Photo of JOaikido
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml amber bottle.

A- very nice orange/amber colour. Smallish head of large bubbles which dissappeared quickly. Some effervescence. Cloudy from yeast after I finish pouring the bottle (My glass was too small to hold the full beer).

S- Yeasty, fruity. Good malt aroma. Very appetizing.

T- Malt, fruity notes dominate. A bit of water in the finish. Hops well balanced, floral. Too mild until I pour in the last part of the bottle and add some of the yeast. This adds spicy and yeasty flavours that really upped the character of the beer.

MF- Crisp, refreshing. Good but too watery for greatness.

D- Very good every day / meal beer. Light but flavourful.

Photo of seanyfo
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- A steady pour producing a wonderful dark yeasty unfiltered amber body with a nice creamy solid head. rolling the bottle with the remaing "Noagerl" and pouring the head on gives a solid 3-4 finger head, looks like its been poured from the tap, brilliant! Good lacing aswell

S- Lots of cloves, apple, banana and fresh bread here. perhaps even a nuttiness which ive never experienced in any other hefe

T- cloves and maybe ginger or cinnamon comes through here, the cloves linger on but unfortunately amongst a slightly watery background

M- very refreshing but perhaps a little on the thin side for my tastes. highly carbonated

D- drinkability is superb as expected really. Brings me back to summertime munich sitting out in the sun, knocking back munich helles and weizen. A little characterless for me, but refreshing nonetheless.

Photo of SudNut
4.46/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours to a semi-translucent golden amber with an amazing head, great carbonation. It has a wheat, clove, and banana aroma with a faint hint of hops. Taste follows the smell great wheat taste with a big clove presence fading to banana undertones with a gentle hop finish. Mouthfeel is light but firm with nice carbonation and my favorite suds! I love this beer a great session beverage!

Photo of cjgator3
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orangish amber color from the yeast with a fizzy white head. The aroma features that really nice German yeast smell with banana and clove as well. The malt, yeast and clove really stand out in the taste with the banana playing a small role as well in the background. Overall, this is another superbly crafted hefeweizen that is tasty and very drinkable.

Photo of normZurawski
4.57/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Looks good, smells better. Yeast overtones in the aroma, solid. Taste is outstanding. I love this beer. Smooth, easy drinking, full bodied, solid yeast flavors. Mellow aftertaste could be a bit more flavorful. Motuhfeel solid, full. Easy to drink any time. Well done.

Photo of bennetj17
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark copper/amber color. Very dark compared to most Hefe Weizen's I've tried. There is high clarity also, with a thick head of light foam that retains itself well. Smell is yeasty, with spicy clove, moderately strong. Nice breadiness in the taste, with a hint of toasted character. Mildly spicy, with the banana and clove flavors a bit subdued. Overall the taste might have been a bit weak/watery, but not too bad. Moderate thickness, smooth, with steady carbonation. The drinkablility is good, but I wasn't overly excited about this brew...

Photo of BigPumpkin
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured fom a 500ml bottle into the Schneider Weisse proprietary glass, this is a dark amber Hefe Weizen, rather than the usual straw blond I would expect from a wheat beer.

Started off with a beautiful bright, foamy white head, that soon disappeared.
Lots of carbonation, fine beads of bubbles lasting all the way to the end.

Aroma: Wheat, cloves and a hint of coriander. Just what I would expect to find, very nice.

Taste: This is a flavourful beer, full of bananas and wheat, with hints of coriander, cloves, and a trace of cinnamon. Just lovely. with a smooth creamy mouthfeel.

Drinkability: This is a fantastic beer on a hot summer's day, refreshing and tasty.

I should have bought more.

Photo of eb003
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm a Hefe fan, so it won't be surprising to most to see me rate this one pretty high. I drink this one all the time, which is surprising to me that I didn't review it before now. Anyway, the appearance is very nice. It pours a tad darker than most Hefes, but it is still cloudy as most wheat beers. The smell is good, it smells like any other hefe, which is pleasing to my nostrils. I really like the taste of this beer. It has a slightly different flavor than your Franziskaner or Hoffbrau...it's a little closer to an Aventinus, but not quite as deep. The mouthfeel is very smooth. The drinkability on this is high for me, because I just really like this brew and drink it quite often.

Photo of ghostwalker
4.54/5  rDev +14.4%
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
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
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
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
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
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
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
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
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
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
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 +0.8%
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
3.05/5  rDev -23.2%
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.

Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 1,468 ratings.