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

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1,416 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,416
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 37
Gots: 90 | 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 smitty1080
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

As others have said, a uniquely dark Hefe. The spicy, fruity aromas that pour out the glass took over all my attention. If this tastes half as good as it smells I'll be happy. The taste is enveloping and as the aroma. The cloves, malt, banana and bubblegum are amazingly present and work very well together. The mouthfeel fits well with the aroma and taste, rather bubbly in the right amount. It left me with a bit of stickiness that hurts it from being an all night beer. But other than that really enjoyable.

smitty1080, Nov 15, 2003
Photo of rdrummer
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is maybe the best wheat beer that I've tried. It pours darker than the average wheat with a light brown, clear color and a light brown head (really nice with staying power), and lots of lacing. The beer has a wonderful aroma with the wheat coming through the strongest with the slight smoky flavor that is so redolent with good wheats. There was also a nutty overtone, and again a spice that is common in German cooking but that I can't remember the name of.

The taste is superb. It is more deeply wheaty than regular Hefe-Weizens but also has a smoky, slightly sweet flavor that reminds me of a hint of caramel. It is a very complex taste that I want to try again. Unfortunately, I only bought the one pint bottle of it. The mouthfeel is crisp, clean, and full-bodied.

This is a very drinkable beer that does even better on tap. I've had it at several German bars, but the bottle is almost as good.

rdrummer, Nov 07, 2003
Photo of koolk
3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A deep dark cloudy amber colour that is one of the darkest Hefe's I've seen.

Nose is quite odd. The usual cloves are there but they are over dominate and lead to an unbalanced aroma. I found the cloves so strong they started entering a new realm of cloviness (almost red fruity/medicinal/iodine). Other aromas present, just not in large amounts

The palate is typical of the sort. Bananas, cloves, a yeasty bread flavour all built on a good smooth taste with only a touch of bitterness.

I did enjoy this, just not as much as other hefe's and for the price it is a hard ask.

koolk, Nov 06, 2003
Photo of DESTRO
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this pours out a murky dark yellow/orangish/i dont know. it sure isnt the most sttractive hefe. smells of banana and yeast hit the shnoz as well as a bit of spice and clove. it tastes pretty good, strong bready flavor with a spicey almost black pepper finish. kind of odd, but also enjoyable. medium bodied and seems a little heavier than most hefes, also a bit over carbonated. not a bad beer in the least, but as far as hefes, it isnt a top contender.

DESTRO, Nov 04, 2003
Photo of HappyHourHero
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden amber color with plenty of carbonation rising up through the beer. It poured an off white head, which held up pretty well, although it wasn't as fine as some Schneider Wesses. The aroma is very faint, just a little bit doughy. The taste starts off with a tangy breadyness and finishes with a splash of lemon. The lemon taste and bubbly carbonation combine to create an interesting sensation. I guess I just like my heffe's more mellow, because I'm just not digging this beer.

HappyHourHero, Oct 26, 2003
Photo of BierManVA
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have enjoyed this on tap in München as well as in the bottles here in America. Both taste the same although, the bottled version does seem to have a few more 'dark bits' of settled yeast.

A darker than normal Hefe with even tones. Nothing overpowering, ie. not more clove than banana and vice versa. I like this quality as the senses are not overwhelmed.

Well carbonated, as a good Hefe should, and a smooth taste and mouthfeel that somehow force your hand to keep reaching for the glass.

An excellent breakfast bier.


BierManVA, Oct 18, 2003
Photo of beerguy101
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light brown color. Large head. Aroma is malty, sweet and fruity. A medium to full bodied hefe. Malts are wheaty, slightly roasted and sweet. Hops are somewhat spicy. Touch of banana and clove as well as spices. A very nice beer. Much darker than I was expecting, Very fine carbonation, nearly champagne like. Very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

beerguy101, Oct 13, 2003
Photo of RoyalT
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This is really dark for a Hefe Weizen. The head fit the bill though. It rose up easily and never quite did go down.

Smell – There’s the typical sharp yeast flavor, but it’s a little on the toasted side, which is strange. Other than that, it has the usual light fruity profile led by bananas.

Taste – This is part dunkel, part hefe. The nice yeast is there but, again, it’s a little on the toasty side. The banana-dominated fruit is right on the mark.

Mouthfeel – Light but foamy in accordance with the style.

Drinkable – This went down like a good weizen. It wasn’t what I expected, though.

RoyalT, Oct 07, 2003
Photo of Bierman9
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vom Faß review - 02OCT03 - Ahhh... the first Bier of my trip to the Fatherland this Sept, 2003. Enjoyed outdoors at a table at the Weisses Brauhaus on a sunny, 80F day, along with BierManVa, bierallucanbRI and his brother Wes. Doesn't get much better than that! Accompanied by a couple of Weisswurst, it made for a fine late breakfast at 1115AM....

Darker than most, it has a cloudy, tawny brown color, a creamy, lasting off-white head, and excellent lacing. Aroma was wheaty, with light clove, and banana. Medium body, and a fairly medium feel on the tongue, despite plentiful carbonation. Flavor adds a touch of light chocolate to the omnipresent clove and banana. Has a refreshing, lingering aftertaste. Hit the spot quite well! Prosit!!

overall: 4.1
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4

*** ***

Bottle review - 27MAY02. This Original Weisse poured a lot darker than I expected: a brownish-tan color, cloudy with the yeasties poured in. A creamy, fine head was produced, though it diminished quickly, with a small amount of lace. Very pleasant nose - lots of banana and clove, with yeasty-spiciness thrown in also. Body was not disappointing, and there was a touch of carbonation (typical of the style imo) on the tongue. Nice combo of flavors hit the palate: the aforementioned banana/clove/spiciness, as well as some malt, and a nice fruity, tart lasting finish. A real thirst-quencher on a warm, summer-like day! Zum Wohl!! (4.0/4.5/4.5/4.0/4.5 - 4.35)


Bierman9, Oct 02, 2003
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I sampled this beer on tap, upon first cut I thought that this beer was fairly clean for a German wheat beer. There was a slight bit of acidity to it, a hint of banana flavor, as well as a bit of clove. Lightly fruity as well. All of this combined left one with a quite refreshing beer in hand. A good drinking summer beer that has all of the characteristics of a classic German HefeWeizen, just lacking a bit more oomph.

Gueuzedude, Sep 19, 2003
Photo of Stubbie1
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Schneider Weisse pours a light brown color, darker than your typical weissen beer. There is a decent but fast fading head at the top. The aroma is strong of yeast and green apples and cloves. The taste is a bit more pronounced than most weissen beers, but very pleasant. There are the normal weissen flavors of bananas and cloves with a bit of a yeast finish. “A light but firm body with plenty of champagne like carbonation.”

Stubbie1, Sep 01, 2003
Photo of tavernjef
4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-Tap: Color is a brownish gold cloud of opaqueness with a bit of orangish peach skin highlights coming through more so near the bottom of the glass with a solid small tight but puffy white head that stuck around awhile and didn't have any lacing during the consumption. Aroma is solid lemon citrus, dullish but bright, mixed with some orange, grapefruit and banana with a ton of clove filling up the nose favorably with each wonderful wiff. A solid spicy and citrusy smellin' hefe. Taste is alot more of the same notions carrying over from the smell with lots of citrusy dulled lemon and clove, smooth and full of energy with notes in other citrusy fruits of orange and grapefruit, and some banana and jolly rancher-like candy notes coming in towards the finish. The feel is a short but fun ride of creamy fullness at first then playing back and forth with a lively texture and carbonated spritzyness thats very easy, smooth and lightly crisp. Heavenly drinkable and a solid hefe.

tavernjef, Aug 27, 2003
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.1/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice wheat beer with small head. I would have like a bigger head that would have stayed longer... Light brown colour. Very refreshing beer for the summer wothout being too distinct or exceptionnal. A little bit more spcie would also have been appreciated

Phyl21ca, Aug 26, 2003
Photo of IronDjinn
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Curiously dark for a wheat beer, hazy, looks a lot like apricot nectar in colour and appearance. Big bubbly off-white head at first, but it subsides rather quickly. Clove and banana in the aroma, a bit of bread. Tastes like drinking liquid banana/nut bread, no fooling, that's something you don't come across every day. Pretty hardy for a wheat ale, I couldn't handle more than one in a sitting, this is pretty close to a meal in itself (and some people think Guinness is filling--they have no idea).

IronDjinn, Aug 23, 2003
Photo of oberon
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

To me one of the more unique looking hefe-weizens out there,pours a gold color with a real nice reddish tint.A small to medium head with aromas of cloves and yeast being the tmost prominent.The taste is orange-like and some cloves a real nice summer quaffer.A unique beer for the style.

oberon, Aug 17, 2003
Photo of ZAP
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice hefe....a real rich looking deep gold color...not much head....big charged up mouthfeel....body is medium....nose is strong cloves...and sweet overripe mushy bananas....the taste is cloves and lemon grass...also some nutty banana bread...

Overall this is a pretty tasty Hefe...in the top tier of Hefe's for sure..

ZAP, Aug 16, 2003
Photo of daledeee
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an unusual color for a hefeweisen. Copper colored. The head does not stick around. This is also unlike a hefe. The aroma is very fruity. Taste is fruity and spicy. Somewhat of a dry finish. I drank this on the warm side and I believe that is the correct way for this beer. After it is all said and done, I like this beer. A fine German beer.

daledeee, Aug 09, 2003
Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This poured a hazy dark amber with a minmal and quickly dissipating white head. Virtually no lace effect was observed. The nose is very clovish and also gives off pungent overripe fruit sense, perhaps most like ripe bananas. The taste is also very pungent and retains the clove sense along with light fruit notes. Not particularly to my liking although I can understand why some Hefe fans might like this. Decent feel and reasonable drinkability.

AtLagerHeads, Aug 09, 2003
Photo of slitherySOB
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a good damn beer. Not what I expected from a hefeweizen. Poured a dark orange colour, some yeast sediment and a small head that lasted. Smelled deeply of orange, spice, wheat and hop. Tasted delicious. This is a great beer to have after you just got sunburned while mowing the lawn. It was a little too cold, so I waited for it to warm. The more it warms, the stronger the scent and flavour profile. Tasted alot of orange and wheat protein. Hops were well balanced. Lighter mouthfeel. Very drinkable. You can and will want to drink alot of this at one time. A great beer.

slitherySOB, Jul 26, 2003
Photo of Zraly
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A curious bronzish hefe-weizen that is topped with an off-white head. Smells of deep spice along with oranges. Just by sight and smell, it reminds me of a crisp autumn day.

However, the taste and overall finish is refreshing and a wonderful choice for a sunny, summer day.

A nice, traditional hefe-weizen flavor: clove, banana, with a slight citrus note. There is also a nuance of vanilla bean. Yeasty malt-like qualities as well. This is a well-bodied and flavorful choice.


Zraly, Jul 26, 2003
Photo of SheepNutz
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Half a liter bottle poured into a Weizen glass. It pours a slightly hazy deep copper color with 2 fingers of head that die quickly. There is almost no lace. The smell is a mix of clove and citrus, a classic sweet and spice blend. The taste is big clove malt with banana and orange present. There is a little bit of hops on the finish. The mouthfeel is fairly bold and strong. The drinkability is great. What a nice classic Weizen!

SheepNutz, Jul 25, 2003
Photo of moulefrite
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Funny, as this has been touted as "the" hefe weisse, and while I think it is (don't quote me) the very first ever hefe-weisse, I think others have put out more memorable examples of the style. I tasted this not long after trying the Weihenstephaner version, and to be honest I thought it blew this guy out of the water. Anyway,here is my review:
Dark in a not overly appealing way for the style-yet I have heard this is a hallmark for the style? This is the first I've encountered of this hue- Almost the color of dark honey. Typically nice frothy, neatly stacked, snowy head. Classic in the nose with bannana bread and clove components. Very refreshing and drinkable yet, I would have to say a tiny tad out of balance (favoring clove) taste-wise. A very sound product nonetheless.

moulefrite, Jul 16, 2003
Photo of alexgash
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark, hazy golden-brown with a large banana white head. Sweet smell of banana, toffee, and faint alcohol. Crisp, sparkling mouthfeel (champagne). Delightful! Taste is kind of fruity, almost winey with notes of toffee malts, followed by a dry, mildly bitter finish. This is very drinkable, especially in this 100 degree Utah summer weather! One of the best hefeweizens I've had.

alexgash, Jul 15, 2003
Photo of Boilermaker88
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: This hefe-weizen poured a cloudy deep orangy-brown color with a huge bubbly white head that quickly shrank to a thin ring and no lace.

Smell: rich aroma of banana and cloves. However, a slightly unpleasant sour odor I could not identify also was present.

Taste: pretty flavorful of bananas, cloves, and hint of citrus. Sour smell noted earlier did not translate into the taste. Good banana and clove aftertaste.

Feel: light, crisp and refreshing with a dry finish.

Drinkability: hit the spot on a scorching hot day. Definitely will want more to determine if smell rating was a one-off. From a taste perspective, this is one of the tops in the style.

Boilermaker88, Jul 14, 2003
Photo of far333
3.38/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark honey colored, with a low white head. Smell is yeasty and citrusy, and the flavor fairly matches, but has the addition of some sweet malt highlights. Flavor feels heavy on the palate. Mouthfeel is watery. Lingering aftertaste seems to sweeten in the mouth as it builds, and gives off a light cinammon flavor.

far333, Jul 04, 2003
Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 1,416 ratings.