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

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1,418 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,418
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 36
Gots: 91 | 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 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
Photo of evanackerman
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

i have wanted to try this one for along time now.

Pours a very deep amber color, much darker than any non-dunkle wheat beer i've ever seen. Head is characterstically large.

aroma is standard wheat beer.

taste is very similar to other German hefes in my opinion, which is a good thing. nice wheat malt and banana character. a hint of spicyness follows from the hops.

very nice mouthfeel and very drinkable.

this beer hits the spot in hot weather, yet is substantial enough to still be appealing in the dead of winter. another great German Hefe, definitely worth trying.

evanackerman, May 04, 2006
Photo of wedge
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque, murky orange-brown with an initially fluffy/creamy head settles down to a foamy ring and thin film. Little clumps of yeast sit on the bottom. Bright spicy clove hits the nose first followed by soft, sweetened banana. The flavor is sweet upfront with some citrus and banana esters and grainy wheat. Nice texture - a little chewy. Light and satisfying...very drinkable.

This has all the characteristics of a great hefeweizen, though it is oddly dark. Very nice.

wedge, Apr 30, 2006
Photo of tastybeer
4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Murky, suprisingly dark hefe weizen. A clouded oaky cool wood color, more orange brown at the wide part of the glass and more yellow brown where it narrows. Nice white head leaves a good looking rim on the surface. Very pleasant aroma and taste. Smells of malts, yeast, banana cream, tangy lemon, clove and other mild spicing. Taste is great and full of smooth complexity. Flavors match the smell well. Smooth and semi grainy mouthfeel with a nice bright carbonation. Very easy to drink. Goes down real easy with lots of taste and smell to back it up.

A yummy and refreshing hefe weizen. I'm very happy to be drinking this right now.

tastybeer, Apr 30, 2006
Photo of stoutman
3.23/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy pale amber colour with a mid-sized diminishing frothy white head. Sour and sweet wheaty aroma with shy fruity notes of banana and pear, alcohol and shy hints of cloves. Light sweet wheat-malty taste, banana, medium to light bodied, well carbonated spritzy mouthfeel; slightly bitter and tart finish with light clovy notes. Compared to the original Schneider, this one is rather disappointing. Not bad, but not great either

stoutman, Apr 30, 2006
Photo of Redteketed
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

BB 8-6

Huge head, creamy, mostly lasting, leaving nice rings on the glass. Reddish/amber appearance.
Fruity, spicy, malty and lots of wheat flavors. Taste is a bit bitter, with spicy, malty, wheat elements, very pleasant pallet.
Light body, normal carbonation, short wheat/spicy aftertaste.
Have had better Hefe’s, but not a bad one.

Redteketed, Apr 30, 2006
Photo of Riggsy
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving: Bottle poured into weizen glass

Appearance - Pours amber in color, not the typical golden yellow. Slightly hazy with a thick frothy white head, three fingers give or take.

Smell - As expected, aromas of clove, hints of banana and citrus. The clove/pepper aroma dominates to me.

Taste - Crisp with flavors of clove banana and lemon zest. The banana flavor is faint, the clove dominates once again. Don't know if this is typical or if I have an older bottle.

Mouthfeel - Mouthfeel is light, with a good bit of carbonation.

Drinkability - A very good hefe. Excellent for enjoying in the spring or summer.

Riggsy, Apr 28, 2006
Photo of DogFood11
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Being on a mission to find the best hefe for me, this is a no - brainer to put in the stable. Says on the back of the bottle its the oldest hefe brewere in Germany. Having enjoyed every offering I've sampled from this brewery this beer comes in backed by a outstanding reputation. Its definately on the darker side of things for the style leaning towards amber. Flatlands type head, meaning it has no hills, pancake style. Easily managed, leaves ring like lacing.

I just had the Paulaner and I found it to be highly fruit based this one leans towards the spiced aspect of a hefe. Champagne like carbonation is a bit sizzling and has a tendancy to have the "foamy" feel and is distracting to me from the rest of this beers goodness. Bananna portion is bready, I get a rather light spritzy feel to this one for better or worse.

Notes: As good as this beer is, and I can see why its so highly respected, it was far from unforgettable.

DogFood11, Apr 26, 2006
Photo of BEERchitect
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nothing like the original. This beer surprises me a bit, in that it's not the norm of Weizenbiers. There is a nice alternating mingling from strong and estery wheat with subtle and characterful barley. The fruitiness and citrus flavors remain stronger than the breay, caramelly barley. Leaving a solid bodied, sweet wheat flavor and providing a rusty orange hue. Quite hazy and well headed, the body remains creamy, though cut by citrus and mild hops. Finsihes clean and crisp despite the creaminess and maltiness. A good break from the winter beers.

BEERchitect, Apr 20, 2006
Photo of quasimoto
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Its a amber color which is weird for a Hefe. There is a nice off white head, but there is no lacing.

S - Strong clove and a background of lemon is there. Very smooth on the nose.

T - It has a tart and sour yeasty lemon zest that is sweet. The clove come around very nice to balance it.

M - Very light on the tounge. There is very little carbonation so not to mess up the feel.

D - Definitly a very good summer beer. I enjoy this very much.

quasimoto, Apr 16, 2006
Photo of jeffaz02t
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wow... Very dark for a hefe...

Has a decent scent, nothing special. Typical of most hefe's I have had since coming to Germany.

Has a great balance of banana taste, and spices, yet not being too sweet.

Medium carbonation. Not as thick as you would think... Has a refreshing feel to it.

Above Average, but not GREAT.
I will add this to my regular rotation. I enjoyed this brew quite a bit. Not in my top 5 but for sure in my top 10 hefe's I have had since moving to Germany.

jeffaz02t, Apr 14, 2006
Photo of shbobdb
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Me oh my! It pours looking more like a Dunkelweizen than a hefe-weizen. Ahhh well, the head is still beautiful and out-of-control, so who am I to split hairs?

Then there is the smell. Holy esters! I know a good hefe gets a lot of its flavour and smell from the yeast, but this beer has taken it to Belgian-style levels. These guys ain't messin' around.

The taste follows the smell. Man, I like there to be some wheaty-spiciness in my weizen, as opposed to a raw onslaught of yeast spice. Wow.

A good brew. I can definately taste the baby-Aventius in here. I guess most of these flavours are better suited towards a weizenbock, rather than a weizen.

shbobdb, Apr 08, 2006
Photo of mmmbeer
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big German-style bottle with some code on the back. It pours into the weizen glass almost like a dunkel - an opaque leather brown at top fades to a transluscent amber on the bottom, and there's 2 fingers of off-white head that leaves some lacing. Smells like a traditional hefe, with banana, spicy yeast, slight clove phenols, toasty malts, and notes of lemon and orange peel. Overall fruity and spicy - very nice. It has a light body that thickens as it warms and the flavor is about the same as the aroma, but with additional notes of wheat, spicy/grassy hops, and ripe banana. Overall a pretty good hefeweizen, though a bit darker than usual, but it makes me feel like I'm drinking a beer made with a more traditional recipe.

mmmbeer, Mar 29, 2006
Photo of Orrshow
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance - A deep amber color poured with well over an inch of frothy bubbly head. Portions of the head are left as lacing. Looks so nice in my new grasshopper weizen glass.

Smell - A banana mixture with cloves is present. There is also a bread yeast smell present. Its pleasurable for sure.

Taste - This one is heavy of cloves and wheat. Banana and yeast hints arise with touches of malty sweetness. There are also citrus flavors which arise. I quite like it.

Mouthfeel - Body is fine. Carbonation makes it a touch coarse but nothing that noticeable.

Drinkability - Give me this on a warm sunny day and I could drink to my hearts desire. Enough said.

Orrshow, Mar 22, 2006
Photo of RedHaze
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown with a half inch head that quickly settles to a solid cap and thick ring that leaves a nice webbing of lace. This has to be the darkest Hefe Weizen I've seen so far, it looks more like a Dunkel Weizen.

Smell; strong wheat and yeast aromas right away, with a little bit of bananas and hints of some citric fruits.

Taste; as with the smell the wheat and yeast tastes are on the forefront, and then the bananas, cloves and a little bit of a lemony zing show up. There's also a really good sweet maltiness that's balanced with a touch of a spicy hop bitterness that i'm really liking. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice lively carbonation. As for drinkability, I would have no problem having a few of these in one night.

RedHaze, Mar 21, 2006
Photo of paulfear
3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

i was surprised a bit by the deep brownish color when i poured it since almost every other hefe-weizen i've had has been golden in color. it produced a very nice thick head that lasted a good while. it left a nice bit of lacing on the glass as well.

for me the aroma was really wheaty and yeasty. the flavor was pretty much right on par with that. it had a pretty mild bite to it and a slight aftertaste. it seemed a bit heavier than i was expecting, not bad though; not to mention it had plenty of carbonation.

overall it was pretty good, but its not among my favorite in this style.

paulfear, Mar 15, 2006
Photo of Viggo
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark brown/orange, huge white head forms, settles down to about half an inch, lots of lacing and good retention. Smell is banana, wheat, citrus, spice, yeast and a dose of fruit. Taste is fruity, with a lot of banana and clove, wheat and cherry in the aftertaste, some yeast. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Excellent weissbier.

Viggo, Mar 12, 2006
Photo of akahn
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Label printed 05.199, 0409. Not sure what that means, but I think this beer is fairly old. Bought this for my parents several weeks ago and they never drank it, and who knows how long it was in the store.

Resin amber color. Surprisingly dark color for a hefe -- is this due to age? Lasting, tall, fluffy white head.

Wheaty aroma with sour yeast notes.

Very crisp and refreshing. Malty, wheaty flavor with sour and tart yeast flavor. Eating this with Indian food brought out clove notes -- quite a spicy zing.

I'm fairly sure this beer is past its prime, but it doesn't show faults. But it probably would be a lot better fresh. It's an easy quaff, and tasty, and goes well with Indian food, much better than Taj Mahal or Kingfisher, in my opinion. I really want to try this fresher.

akahn, Mar 10, 2006
Photo of Noxious26
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured in a weizen glass. Date on the bottle says 05 208. Not sure what that means, but I'm assuming that it was bottled on the 208th day of 2005. Should still be good.

Hazy, muddy looking orange-brown in colour. Not your usual hefe, but not unappealing. Off white head foams up 2 inches to the top of the glass, then slowly recedes to a thin cap.

Aroma is sweet, yeasty, bready and bananas. Banana bread with an undertone of cloves and that unmistakable hefe yeast.

Wonderfully crafted beer. Sweet malts mingle with the wheat at the start with hints of toffee, a fruity quality and a bit of a citrus zing. Keeps its consistency through the middle to a spicy, drying finish. Aftertaste is spicy with a light malt background. Very nicely balanced and all the flavours working in conjunction with one another.

Medium bodied and highly carbonated with that characteristic pin prick bubbles. Leaves a nice round feeling afterwards.

This is one of the beers that first introduced me to Hefe-weizens and it was the one that I liked the best at that time. I still think it's a wonderful beer, and since it isn't available in my area, I have to grab a few bottles where I can and bring it home to savour appropriately.

Noxious26, Feb 24, 2006
Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
87 out of 100 based on 1,418 ratings.