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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 mdagnew
4.32/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought from the Vineyard, Belfast

Poured a hazy / dark amber colour... Head was cream colour - pours quite frothy with quite big beading. Nice thin layer stays until the end...

Aroma - Strong clove notes, banana and hints of vanilla, floral, peppery...

Taste – Floral, definite cloves, honey, light maltiness, some sweetness, strawberry hints...

Feel - Smooth and mellow with med carbonation. Extremely drinkable...

Overall - an excellent beer - one of the best Hefe Weizens there is....

Photo of merlin48
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, courtesy of BigLove, decants into a half liter weissbier glass a murky, rusty orange body topped by a gigantic, offwhite head. Retention is fair to good, and splotches of lace are left all over the sides of the large glass.

Aroma is spot on for the style, with spicy clove and pepper and banana. Faint notes of orangepeel and grainy wheat in the background.

Mouthfeel is light medium bodied, with ample carbonation and a peppery bite on the tongue.

Taste has citrusy banana and orange, backed by a strong spicy essence of cloves and white pepper. Grainy wheat, bitter grassy hops, and a yeast presence add a nice balance. Finishes dry, with a slight green banana aftertaste.

A very fine Hefeweizen, that looks different than other Hefes I've tried, but definitely is one of the benchmarks of the style. Very pleasant to enjoy on its own, but this would be ideal with about any kind of German food.

Photo of crwills
4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I wish I'd bought more than one bottle of this. Surprisingly, the LCBO (Queens Quay in Toronto) seems to have a good supply, so I will be getting more next time. Or maybe I'll head up to Summerhill -- I heard that LCBO rocked for beer selection.

Anyway, poured my one (boo!) bottle of this brew into a standard pint glass. Colour is a cloudy orangish, with a nice bubbly 1-2 inch head. Not much streaking, but the head lasts quite a while.

Smell is very pleasant -- lemons, oranges, and other citrus, some spices and grasses.

Very smooth mouthfeel -- moderate carbonation, but you barely notice because of the complexity and sharpness of the flavours. The citrus is still there, particularly oranges. A bit of sourness and bitter hop flavour accompanied by some bread or cereal gives Schneider Weisse a nice rounded flavour that I really like a lot. Aftertaste is pleasantly acidic with almost no bitterness.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(Served in a Weizen glass)

A- This beer pours a dark copper color that is crystal clear with lots of carbonation. The head is a rocky slight yellowish-white color and it settles rather quickly.

S- This beer has a great yeasty bread aroma with some faint hints of clove and banana in balance with the other aromas. There is a nice soft pale malt aroma also. A slight hint of vanilla is very faint but as it warms it is a bit more noticeable.

T- The carbonic acid taste really comes to the foreground but it is followed by some well-blended, soft flavors of wheat bread, pale malt and a slight citric acid or lemon hint at the finish.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel taste much more full with all the carbonation. It does have a nice creamy texture behind the carbonation.

D- This is a very nice wheat beer that as good complexity but the carbonation seems to keep overpowering the more subtle flavors and mouthfeel. This beer had a crystal clear body even though there was a yeast deposit on the bottom, which makes me wonder how fresh this beer is? I will have to try it on tap one day in Germany and re-review it.

Photo of daliandragon
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another highly rated hefeweisen..man, Germans are efficient, eh?
Pours a darker color than expected, more of a caramel tinge than a golden or reddish color as I was expecting. There is a nice head at the beginning but it doesn't last very long. The smell is is in the right place, with a fresh banana/clove combo representing and there's plenty of delicious sediment visible as well..
The taste is very typical of a decent hefeweisen with the banana and cloved standing tall but it somehow tastes a little bit flat compared to the other hefes I've consumed lately, including both Franziskaners. Also features a nice dry finish.
This is a well crafted beer but is missing some zip to put it over the top. Still not too shabby if you like wheat beers.

Photo of sinistermadman
3.72/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden copper color topped with a burly white head that retains quite well.

Smell is slightly medicinal with nuances of spice and yeast.

This brew has a wheat laden light body with medium to moderate carbonation. Hop bitterness is balanced well within the malty brew. Quite a drinkable brew, but could be more expressive. A solid hefe weizen.

Photo of Daredevil
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Schneider Weisse is gaining popularity (and becoming available) all over the world as a model German style Hefeweizen.
This brew has a sweet creamy fruityness (bananas, pears) coupled with a complex touch of almonds and cloves. Drinking is best in summer as a great thirst quencher (if you do not have to drive, with 5.5% ABV it is rather strong) or to accompany some coarse meal.

Photo of whynot44
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Medium bodied, starts out a clear amber color then turns cloudy as the yeast sediment shows up.

Aroma is complex, fruity - citrus & bananas, spicy - cloves, malty, yeasty.

The taste is even more so with orange, banana, cloves, caramel or brown sugar, slightly nutty. Very smooth and easy to drink. Finishes with just a touch of hops and more cloves, slightly sticky feel but very pleasant.

This goes beyond being just a summer refresher. Should go well with most food, but almost to good to waste with food. Just drink and enjoy.

Photo of GreenCard
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: ruddy brownish amber with a thick layer of dense off-white foam, great head retention as it very slowly compacts leaving a collar of lace on the glass, hazy

Aroma: ripe bananas and an undercurrent of clove, bubblegum, slight wheaty sourness and light continental hops

Flavor: dryish wheat-malt base enveloped by a big dose of bananas, clove tea, dry bread, herbally hops, finishes semisweet with a lingering yeasty wheat essence

Mouthfeel: light body, zesty carbonation, fluffy texture

Other comments: Definitely a good Bavarian weissbier, but not my favorite. I prefer Franziskaner or Erdinger, but this is not a bad back-up choice.

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

Well this was everything I was told it would be. A nice hazy, unfiltered hefe-weizen with a strong head, all the banana and spicy esters associated with a real hefe and the taste to boot. The mouthfeel was also the standard tingly experience. Quaffable.

Photo of Troyone
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy nutmeg color with a blond hue, minimal off white head, and lots of carb action.

Has a sweet banana caramel malt smell with a resin and citrus hops aroma.

Moderately sweet/acidic/bitter, grainy, slight banana, and caramel malt taste with a resin and grapefruit hops finish.

Light to medium bodied, dry and slightly syrupy texture, soft and lively carbonation, and a metallic and slight astringent finish.

Wrong color for a Hefeweizen, the taste is good just a bit strong with the metallic grapefruit, and the metallic finish may limit a session otherwise the smoothness alright.

Photo of nickss
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a deep golden-coppery color with a very small amount of head.

Smells wonderful... Bananas, cloves, with a malt backbone.

As far as taste goes.... I remember this being better. Not to say its bad.... bubble gum and banana a prominent throughout, as is typical of many popular hefe's. I just want a bit more out of this one.

Mouthfeel is a little thin and a bit too carbonated for my taste.

A very nice summer-brew... glad I got to drink this while it was still warm outside, but probably wont be purchasing another until next summer.

Photo of beveragecaptain
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

.5 liter bottle. This beer has a very dark color for a hefe, clear brown with a large white head. The aroma is banana and clove, with the emphasis on the clove. Tangy wheat flavor. The yeast provides flavor too. The finish is very spicy. The weakness of this beer is the thin mouthfeel. Although not lacking in flavor, the consistency is a little watery. The caronation is fine. Drinkability is very good. Pretty good weisse.

Photo of goodbyeohio
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

clear and bubbly like champagne in a weizen glass.. much darker than i am accustomed to for the style. runs the color spectrum from straw yellow to a brown-infused candy apple red. big egg white foam which disintegrates slowly leaving a fluffy cloud atop the beer. aroma of creamy sweet banana and clove. vanilla and some slight, grassy aromatic hops. tastes, as it proclaims on the label, like a "classic hefeweizen", crisp and refreshing in body and big fruity malts laden with banana. aftertaste is a velvety lactose bomb with some nut to it. tastes as if i had just consumed a big sip of milk, not beer. strange. dont know if i like that aftertaste.

leaves a real sticky sweetness in the mouth, yet is for the most part easily drinkable. alcohol emerges ever so slightly and adds some flaw to this classic brew. still, a decent textbook example. not my favorite.. for the money, go with franziskaner.

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

500 ml
“Original Bottle Fermentation”
05.033 1-1
0917 2622

Served in an Ayinger Weizen glass

Appearance – gold/light brown, rather clear body with rising carbonation that hearkens back to memories of bubble Christmas lights; frothy white head stands the test of time; lace is patchy and better than average in quantity

Smell – clove, wheat and yeast make a good run at the nose

Taste – mirror of the nose with some banana; touch of bitterness and banana in the back end; at this stage of palate knowledge of the hefe, here is a positive mark

Mouthfeel – light and crisp for the briefest moment followed by a rising middle then breaking back slightly to a lighter, smooth close and a parching ‘afterfeel’; carbonation is generally active throughout

Drinkability – damn the closing dryness and transition for this would be a superiorly pleasing sample

Its summer time. Give me another Schneider Weisse.

Photo of Derek
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Copper-gold in colour, with plenty of head.

Caramel, fruity smell. The depth of malt flavour is unusual for a hefe, but the malty sweetness works with the fruity esters produced by the yeast.

It's not as thirst-quenching as most hefe's. But what it gives up in quenchability, it gains in flavour. The banana esters produce a hint of caramelized bananas as well as banana bread. Remarkable, and very Bavarian... it sort of bridges the gap between hefe-weisse and dunkle-weisse.

Light-to-moderate mouthfeel.

Very drinkable.

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

Pours a cloudy light brown/copper color with a lot of carbonation. Huge creamy head which leaves some nice lacing. Scents of malt, banana. Nice sweet maltly taste with a light body. This is a very drinkable/session beer. A thurst quencher for sure, very nice on a hot summer night.

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

500ml bottle

Pours with a dark orange body, slightly coppery. Creamy dense white head

Smell, fresh wheat, banana and melon, little of spice and clove

Taste, smooth and creamy mouthfeel, spicy and a bit of citric zest

Tasty wheat indeed, well worth the cash

Photo of stcules
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Amber-reddish-orange color, with a weizen carbonation. A beautiful hat of foam, beige in color, with some big bubbles in it. Quite hazy.
In the smell yeast, ripe banana, caramel. Breadcrust.
The taste is malty, caramel, with yeast and ripe fruit (peach). Something slighty burned.
Good body, for a weizen. It is surely a non typical weizen.
Malt and ripe fruit in the aftertaste.

Photo of thechaacster
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber/brown, way darker than your usual hefe, although not as dark as a dunkel. This beer pours with a monster head, but it fizzes out pretty quickly. Nice smell of banana and toasty wheat. Spicy clove and rich, baked wheat hit you right away, man this is tasty. Mouth-watering fruit character (banana and a bit of apple) follow right up. The finish is tart and short, with nearly no aftertaste. Much easier to drink than I expected from such a dark weisse. I think the Edel-Weisse is still my favorite offering from Schneider, but this is still among the best of the hefes in my opinion. Another delicious beer from the original weisse brewery.

Photo of Boto
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle: Suprise! This pours an amber color, definitely darker than expected for a Hefeweizen. Mine had a bit of a fizzy head, but it went to nothing rather quickly. There was no lacing. The main component of the aroma is definitely clove. Not overpowering, but it is up-front of everything else. Perhaps some wheat and spices in the backgroung. It has a good wheat body, with definite notes of clove and banana to the taste. Very drinkable.

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

Toasted honey muddled dark amber with the yeast, and darker than most examples, the head is no less voluptuous, light ecru and explosive.
Banana bread pudding nose. Equal on the clove and nutmeg flourishes.
Initiates doughy, full of coarse wheat muffins and bruised bananas. A lilting clove and black pepper spiciness augments sweeter eludes of vanilla and caramel Then a return to grain and bread, as tiny squeals of lemon and orange pulp squeak out, and it segues accordingly into a lemongrass and dried tarragon herbal hop conclusion.
The microscopically fine carbonation keeps the otherwise bulky body afloat and gives this a suggestion of weightless heft, and mind- and body-numbing gulpability.
A perfect summer day quencher. When assured fresh, this is King.
This is an oldtime fav that remains- countless weizens since- exactly where it started: Top of the pile.

Photo of oxmasterscream
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dirty copper and murky, coupled with massive head that looks tough enough to sit atop... like meringue. So thick, tons of lacing was left behind.
Smelled like tons of cloves with something sour brewing in the background... some overripe bananas and wheat.
Super tangy and lemony on the tongue. Dries the mouth on the way out and finishes fairly clean - just a touch of bitterness. Some spicy hops in there as well. Light to medium in body and incredibly fizzy. Highly drinkable but I expected much better all around.

Photo of ommegangpbr
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I haven't had too many of this style but I'm liking it; plays a good role in the beer spectrum.
Pours a medium to dark brown (from a 16.9 ounce bottle with no freshness date that I could find). Hazy, no lacing on the glass, a nice head to start which fades quickly.
Smells and tastes very spicy. Clove, banana, rich malts.. all the stuff you'd come to expect and it comes across well.
The mouthfeel is a bit too watery and perhaps a bit chalky. There's a slickness there that either doesnt seem to fit the style, or just doesnt fit with me.
Either way, this is good stuff. Makes me want to fly to Germany and try it fresh.

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

Pours a dark hazy amber with a gigantic off-white foamy head and nice retention. Smell is ripe banana infused with a not too strong clove. Taste was banana cream mixed with citrusy orange and a refreshing clove bite on the finish. Mouthfull is full and smooth and creamy. This is an exceptionally tasty beer---a wonderful example of the style.

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