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

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1,485 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,485
Reviews: 774
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 41
Gots: 127 | 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 sleazo
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a rich medium brown with a moderate head which disspiates quickly.

S-Bananas and cloves with a little roasted sugar. This smells delicious.

T-Sweet bananas followed some mild cloves. Not enough spiciness for my taste. a little cloying but tasty.

M-Nice, a little chewy. defniitely good body here though it could be a tad more effervescent.

D-a little too sweet for my tastes but a very good beer. Man i love fresh direct and their delivery service

Photo of Gmann
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mud puddle brown color, with a slightly dissappointing head and not much lacing. The smell is terrific, banana bread and cloves. The taste is much the same, nice banana flavor with hints of clove. The feel is too carbonated and crisp for the style and finishes bone dry, this may be due to a more malty presence. Still a very good brew but not as smooth as the top notch hefes.

Photo of fingolfin72
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This review addresses two occasions of drinking this beer out of the bottle. The former occasion was outside the Flying Saucer on a recent warm afternoon, and the latter occasion is right now at my computer.
Appearance: Deep gold, almost copper. Lacy, pure white head that diminishes but never completely disappears.
Nose: Yeasty, spicy and tart. Very inviting and thirst-stimulating.
Palate: Lots of flavor and complexity- lemons, croissants, maybe cardamom and a bit of a butteriness. Faint hints of banana and sugar. The finish is long and pleasant, and the carbonation is bracingly refreshing.

Photo of shadow1961
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Georg Schneider's Schneider Weisse Hefe Weizen pours out a rocky head over an
clear amber brew which clouded up nicely when I poured the lees in. Carbonation is
very active- like champagne, really, and the nose is bright- malt, yeast, and citrus. The
flavor is malt and spice up front with an almost vinous middle and a citrus-y finish. I like
it, but I think their Organic Edelweisse Hefe-Weizen had a lot more flavor. Good stuff,
though, and another beer to add to that hypothetical summer wheat/whit/weisse beer
party. Tasty.

Photo of Hautacam
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy amber...huge head that forms big craters as it slowly drops to 1/8"...looks good in a weizen glass.
Smells more earthy and funky than other hefes. Clove is dominant , with some bread dough aroma.
Tastes slightly sweet ..clovey , doughy , with a hint of green apple and hay... and a lingering bubblegum finish.
The mouthfeel is on the low end of medium...velvety carbonation.
Very drinkable stuff.

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

I've only tasted a few hefe's but schneider weisse goes down very smoothly and has a nice taste to it. I am definitely one of those people who enjoy a nice cold beer that is not too bitter. Although I am no expert, I definitely would recommend this fine tasting beer!

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

A- Thick just off white head on a lightly cloudy darker orange amber body.
S-Big wheat, banana, hints of cloves, hints of few other spices, light toast aroma also.
T- Follows the smell very closely. Very well put together though and all flavors are pretty well balanced throughout it.
M- Thin to medium body and high carbonation.
D- It is good. This bottle is also close to half a year old so I am not sure if it affected the taste a lot or not. Some of the flavors might have quited down. It is a good beer though. I think there are better hefes out there though.

Photo of Weizenmensch
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

One of my favourite Hefeweizens - the problem is that on this occasion my Schneider glass was caked with yeast flecks from an earlier indulgence, and try as I might I couldn't get the glass perfectly clean. Maybe soaking the glass in soapy water would have liberated the flecks, but I couldn't wait that long, so I just scrubbed it hard with detergent, then rinsed with hot water, scrubbed again with rinse aid, and even tried salting the water to clean off the remaining flecks. In any case, the flecks weren't totally removed, and I've practically wasted my expensive beer by putting it in a glass that kills the head. Stupid me... I just realised I'd never reviewed this and wanted to do it now. Oh well, I'll still enjoy it, but I'll review it again later so that more aromas can be detected.

Note: One of my favourites, and within the Weizen category, very individual.

Photo of Minkybut
3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured this beer from the bottle into a tumbler at 45 degrees. This beer was cloudy for sure from the sediment in the bottom. The was a nice caramel color with a fairly decent blon head. Smelled fresh and yummy. taste was slighly smokey I thought and slightly sweet. Head was rarther fast decaying and lacing was thin for sure. I thought the beer was interesting and i think you should try it. I'm just getting to like some of these Weisse beers and I think I will try this one again.

Photo of mpyle
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale amber color and cloudy appearance. Huge white head, very thick, creamy, and tightly bubbled. Good head retention.

Strong clove phenolics, and a banana-like sweetness, both characteristic of the yeast used and style appropriate. Also caught a whiff of a more medicinal/plastic phenolic, but it was fleeting.

Malty sweetness melds with clove and fruit from the yeast. No strong hop flavor, and just enough hop bitterness for a semblance of balance. Finishes with a subtle fruity sweetness, and a slight tartness possibly from carbonic acid from the heavy carbonation.

Light to medium body, and high carbonation. Carbonation gives it an acidic tingle - not creamy and smooth.

A clean Hefe-Weizen with the characterstic yeast driven flavors of the style. Could be a slight bit crisper and less sweet, but an easy drinking summer beer.

Photo of awester462
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A complex dark with some copper hues. Poured a thick head, it was beautiful.

S - Didn't seem to rich on hops, seemed pretty mild.

T - The taste if very good. Definately reccomend.

M - Mild carbonation

D - I only bought one not knowing anything about it...now i wish I would have gotten another one. Definately worth the 3 bucks.

Photo of vtfan77
4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Not exactly the season for Hefes, but I saw this at the grocery store and decided to buy it. Don't know why, it was pretty much an impulse purchase. Let's see if it pays off.

A- Quite dark for a Hefeweizen. Nice, cloudy copper with about 2-3 inches of head. The head dissipates rather quickly.

S- Very yeasty and spicy in the nose. The expected clove aromas mingle with a lemony sourness. I like.

T- Oh my. This is delicious. Crisp and wheaty upfront, sweet, subtle banana in the middle and a fantastic spicy, nutty finish. Great stuff.

M- Much carbonation, perhaps a bit too much. The carbonation does complement the beer's crispness, though.

D- Fantastic. Crisp, refreshing, tastes great... not much more you could ask for. Even in the winter I can quaff this stuff with ease.

Oh Schneider Weisse, where have you been all my life? I've been overlooking Hefes for so long, but shall soon change. A great beer experience, highly recommended to anyone!

Photo of Stephen63
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice foamy head that subsided but left decent froth on top. Attractive darker colour than many wheat beers.

S - Fruity nose with wheat also strong.

T - My bottle was slightly on the cold side and would probably benefit from being a little closer to room temperature. Zesty, malty taste. Alcohol not at all prominent.

M - Powerful natural carbonation with a sharp finish.

D - Very easy top drink, could stick with this for an evening.

On the whole a classic wheat beer and would recommend to anyone wishing to try the style for the first time. Drinking conjures up images of a summers day in a Bavarian biergarden...

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

Appearance: Ginormous head, kind of heavy handed the pour, nice and rocky though, darker than a lot of hefs, almost like a black tea, yellow shows through at the bottom of my glass. The head disappeared a little quick.

Smell: Wheatiness, banana bread, yeast, a little astringent, a nice even spiciness.

Taste: A lemony citrus flavor is refreshing, not much bready sweetness, a little cloves and a quick finish, with more citrus, biscuity in the finish.

Mouthfeel: This hef strikes me as particularly creamy, very dry, smooth carbonation, almost nitroish.

Drinkability: Flavor is refreshing but not as pleasing or complex as otheres, mouthfeel is different and good, overall very drinkable, solid.

Photo of meadhead
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nice
yet understated
Wheat- Clove-Banana-Ginger -Tart Yeast
(nothing too intense)
with a strong bit of a
bubbly feel.

Pours a nice
wheat orange slighlty cloudy
with barely a 1/4 inch of fine white head

Nice balanced mouthfeel
that leans towards the front of the palatte
due to the tartness
the crisp carbonation helps to dry out the finish
with the pleasing clove ginger aftertaste
in the back

a well-made
pleasingly moderately
flavored hefe-weizen

Photo of Kudashov
2/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- Dark brown brew which came to a large beige head that did not last long . The clear brown color is nice . The picture is true on the color but my haed did stay long enough to take pic .

S- Fruity , some citrus .

T- to me nothing popped out . Blah . Bland . Boring

M- Ok ..To me this was nothing . Sort of flat . Watery . ,,,

D- It is fine . OK . I did not enjoy but not vile either . Just not my cup of tea ..

Photo of gmfessen
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a amber-brown color with a creamy looking off-white head. The smell is slightly sweet with banana and clove being the most prominent smells. Taste is mostly like the clovey smell and has a nice clean finish. The mouthfeel is quite light, with a moderate amount of carbonation. This is a pretty drinkable beer, but I think the clovey taste would get to me after a while. If you like that sort of thing... here's your beer. Not bad, but I'd stick with Weihenstephaner if you want a German hefe.

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.

Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 1,485 ratings.