1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser OriginalSchneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

1,436 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,436
Reviews: 764
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 38
Gots: 93 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Weisse Original.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-03-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,436 | Reviews: 764 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of grub
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

grub, Aug 15, 2006
Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.05/5  rDev +2%
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!

JerzDevl2000, Aug 12, 2006
Photo of stouty1
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

stouty1, Aug 10, 2006
Photo of HoustonTX
2.85/5  rDev -28.2%
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.

HoustonTX, Aug 03, 2006
Photo of mjc410
2.98/5  rDev -24.9%
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.

mjc410, Jul 31, 2006
Photo of hopsaplenty
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

hopsaplenty, Jul 31, 2006
Photo of headlessparrot
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

headlessparrot, Jul 26, 2006
Photo of kimcgolf
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

kimcgolf, Jul 21, 2006
Photo of shivtim
4.05/5  rDev +2%
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.

shivtim, Jul 20, 2006
Photo of russpowell
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
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...

russpowell, Jul 09, 2006
Photo of Winter
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky amber in color with an off-white head that didn't stick around very long. For a hefe weizen this is a lot darker in color than I was expecting. The aroma consists of banana, wheat malt and just a light touch of vanilla. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with ample carbonation. The flavors of bananas and wheat malt are apparent upfront. The taste is sweet, but not cloying. There is very little hop bitterness. Cloves march forth toward the back and next to the banana are probably the dominant flavor. This is a good hefe weizen, but not quite what I was expecting.

Winter, Jul 09, 2006
Photo of dfried
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Much deeper toffee like color than most hefes, a good sized head foams up at the inital pour but fizzles away kind of quickly. The aroma is fruity and full of esters, as well as wheaty and zesty, a very good smelling hefe. The flavor is pretty malty, as you might expect from the darker color. All of the standard flavors of a hefe are there, banana, cloves, etc., but they are not robust. The flavor of bubble gum is what came through strongest at first. As the beer warmed it sweetend significantly, but didn't really add more flavors except a spiciness from the clove became more apparent and added a mouthfeel that was not quite as tangy as some hefes. I would take this before just about any American hefe, but I don't think it's quite top shelf.

dfried, Jun 30, 2006
Photo of JayQue
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very enjoyable hefe weizen. Caramel/light brown color. Very cloudy with a nice fizzy, carbonated head. Good aroma of cloves/banana typical of a good hefe. Good lacing on the glass. Taste was fairly subtle (not as bland as Widmers). Definite astringency noted but the typical hefe bananas and cloves taste was not as pronounced as I was expecting.

Mouthfeel was just right for this style of beer. As a hops guy, I usually don't like wildly astringent beers. This one was balanced. Some astringent taste/mouthfeel but not overpowering. A nice beer. I had it with food but it would also stand up as a summer-time session beer.

JayQue, Jun 29, 2006
Photo of akorsak
3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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, much darker that I would expect for a regular weizen (not a dunkels). The beer poured with a vigorous head but that quickl disappeared. 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. The wheat body is also evident but it too is muted.

Taste: The beer's body is a strong wheat base but it comes across flat and without much substance. The flavor soon dissapates, leaving a refreshing wheaty flavor in the mouth. Unfortunately the esters that I wanted to taste never emerged.

Mouthfeel: The ale is soft and refreshing on the palate, it just seems to lack that oomph needed to be a good weizen.

Drinkability: The flavors are pleasing (if not off style) and I could drink a few.

akorsak, Jun 28, 2006
Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from .5L bottle to my swirl hefe glass is a dark very cloudy dirty water like muddy liquid with a Hugh Bellowing Rocky off white head with staying power. After a long time it fades to a impressive lace. I have not seen a beer like this before. Dang quite impressive all around. That brown dirty dish water look if by design.. Great job if not.. Oops. I will rate as if that is what they wanted.

The smell is of fruity yeast, waves of wheat and malts. Very striking.

The taste is Classic Hefe hold the bubble gum. Nice body and balance for this style. Light sweet and delicious.

Mouthfeel very is very good, crisp clean & refreshing, the carbonation is just right.


Drinkability is high, this is a very nice example of what the style should be. Enjoy People.

Prost und Zum Wohl! MK

MuenchenerKindl, Jun 22, 2006
Photo of andjusticeforale
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This pours with a perfect tangy head into my giant wheat glass. There is a mineral type smellremniscent of other German beers and styles.
There are nice flavors of bready malt but there is a firm background and there never seems to be any bad flat sweetness. The carbonation is just perfect, and it really doesn't need to be there very long because youre going to be drinking this fast and often.

Despite that, it really is thirst quenching and satisfying, and stands up as a true classic.

andjusticeforale, Jun 14, 2006
Photo of atigerlife
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Expertly poured from the bottle at a restaurant in Zurich. Quite a show.

Had a medium sized light brown fluffy head. Beer was an opaque brown, looks like apple cider. Good lacing. Good retention.

Aroma was sweet malts and clove.

Taste was very nice. Strong clove presents. Also some banana and sweet maltiness.

Mouthfeel was light to medium with good cleansing power.

Overall, a very nice surprise. Very tasty and easy to drink. I could easily have several of these. A real pleasure to drink on a hot summer day.

8/6/06 Just bought some more and shared with some friends. Truly a tremendous brew. Highly recommended. An exceptional Hefe. Perfect to relax by after some outdoor activity on a hot day.

atigerlife, Jun 09, 2006
Photo of seedee17
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice amber hue, big head, very bubbly. Smells like lots of yeast and sweet malts and wheat. Tastes pretty malty actually, a little tartness and a hint of alcohol on the finish. Really fizzy at first, but mellows out by the end. Pretty good hefe, but not my favorite.

seedee17, Jun 04, 2006
Photo of jwc215
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into Schneider Weisse glass;

Pours clouded amber (dark for a HW) with a large head that descends to a lasting cover. Trailing lace sticks.

Smell is of banana/clove with a slight medicinal touch.

THe taste is of banana/clove or rather clove/banana. It has a caramel sweet touch and a hint of almond-like nuttiness. It finishes with a crisp, slightly medicinal dryness.

Light-bodied and somewhat effervescent.

Easy-to-drink and refreshing. It is on the darker side of the style (without crossing into dunkelweisse) and a clovey/herbal character.

jwc215, Jun 03, 2006
Photo of DrunkPagan
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'd been meaning to try this one for a while. I'm looking to brew a weizen in the near future, so I considered it research.
Poured out smooth, dark, with a good head retention. It was very clear, especially for a wheat beer.
Smell was strong, but citrusy, and everything a dark wheat should be. Taste was fantastic, very smooth, not too fruity or heavy. Seemed a bit light on the spices, though, I think it's missing a bit of something.
Mouthfeel was good, crisp, not sour at all. A very drinkable wheat concoction. I reccomend to all.

DrunkPagan, May 31, 2006
Photo of shamus
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I like a wheat beer once the weather warms up a bit so I thought that I would try this out. It poured a deep gold with a very thick creamy looking head. It's very finely carbonated and goes down nice and easy but not watery. There's the proper yeast scent with some vanilla and peppery spice. Went down nice and easy. I like it. My only complaint is that the flavours were a bit subdued. A richer taste would be more to my preference.

shamus, May 24, 2006
Photo of briman
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served from bottle into standard pint glass.

Pours a clear slightly dar amber color. Nice thick fluffy head, off white, average retention. Not much lace.

Aroma is strong banana and clove, maybe even a little touch of apple in there.

Taste starts a bit malty, with a faint caramel malt contribution, eventually picking up the fruit notes towards the back. Complex fruity aftertaste lingers a bit in the finish. The banana notes are a little more subdued in the taste compared to the nose. I really get more of an apple taste in this beer...almost like a cider to some degree.

Medium body. Moderate to high carbonation gives almost a spritzy characteristic. Honestly, the carbonation is a little to biting for my taste, so based on that drinkability is rather low.

briman, May 24, 2006
Photo of jwff
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark rusty tea with ample carbonation, pretty dark for a hefe, but it looks appealing nonetheless. Smells of caramel/molasses and some baked bread yeastiness with some sweetness. Has an appley taste with some cinnamon and tea like characters in the background. I was expecting bananas but I can live with apples. This beer is a little thin and really feels like I'm drinking apple juice. No freshness date on the bottle, but I'd be willing to give it another shot.

jwff, May 23, 2006
Photo of BlueHammer
4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer on tap at the Half Door in Hartford. It was served in a pint glass, much to my dismay, with a lemon in it. I'll have to remember to ask they serve it sans lemon next time!

As the beer was served to me I noted its orangey amber color. It was cloudy but when you held it to the light you could see through it. The smell was a little floral and a little spicy and a little fruity. First taste was very satisfying, a definite taste of cinnamon or nutmeg and a little sweet. The beer is very well-balanced and enjoyable. Mouthfeel is smooth with the carbonation coming through just enough. This makes for an easy, drinkable beer. Terrific as the days get warmer! I will definitely have this brew again.

BlueHammer, May 21, 2006
Photo of WeisGuy
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a - much darker than the hefes I'm used to, dark amber in color; two-inch head that left after a few minutes, leaving a ring around the outside; not much by way of lacing

s - typical of the style, spicy, with cloves dominating, banana aroma

t - like the smell, a bit spicy, some fruit, mostly banana, a sweet finish

m - ample carbonation, feels rather light in the mouth

d - very drinkable; it's 80 degrees here today, and this really hits the spot

One of the better hefes I've tasted recently, though I prefer Weihenstephaner. A great beer for a summer day.

WeisGuy, May 06, 2006
Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 1,436 ratings.