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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,412 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,412
Reviews: 760
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 36
Gots: 89 | 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)
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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.

John

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)

610

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.

Deliscious.

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
Photo of Bighuge
3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky looking dirty brown. LIttle skim of an ivory white head. Aroma is weak for a hefe-weizen. Some very slight banana and vanilla notes. Flavor is decent, but not top-notch. A little bready. A little yeasty. Some pepper, spice, banana and vanilla, but I'd like to see much more. Quite drinkable and quaffable, but I like my hefes with more pronounced flavors.

Bighuge, Jun 30, 2003
Photo of Popsinc
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 500ml bottle. Poured a murkey brown/orange with large foamy head. The head didn't last as long as i thought it might (or as long as i remembered it to).

Smell: Fruity and light. Good spiciness going on here but not as much banana as i thought there would be. A little yeast detection and a hint of bubblegum sweetness.

Taste: Much more banana once on the palate. What starts spicey and earth-like turns into fruity banana and a light citrus with bubblegum chewiness and sweetness. Not as rich and full bodied as i would have liked.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and light off the top. Bubbly and dry towards the finish. An easier drinker.

Drinkablilty. Great for a summers day. There are other great hefeweizens i prefer (Dennison's) but this is a decent example of the style.

Popsinc, Jun 19, 2003
Photo of Realale
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich cloudy gold, with a substantial hint of copper. Huge rocky head settles to a complete rocky 1/4 inch cap.

Nose is very fruity with banana, a touch a phenol, and a lovely wheaty/malty base. A classic example of a fruitier style of hefe.

Big grainy wheat flavor. The fruity notes are less forward in the mouth, the phenol more. Long and full on the palate, with a very dry finish. A great food beer, and a truly top-notch hefe-weizen.

Realale, Jun 11, 2003
Photo of Pegasus
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep amber color, fairly clear until the yeast is roused. After that, the beer is quite cloudy with large sediment particulate swirling about. The head is large and off-white but fades to scattered islands of foam in well less than a minute. The carbonation is moderate with no discernible lacing.

Aroma: Pronounced aroma of cloves, citrus, solid wheat malt, yeast, and subdued ripe banana notes

Taste: Begins with lavish notes of bread and cloves, a little less of the ripe banana note typically associated with this style. The taste turns distinctly tart in the middle. The finish is dry with the cloves asserting themselves strongly, in concert with some spicy hops.

Mouth feel: Smooth and very rich and full with a hint of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A rather different sort of Hefe-Weizen, and very good. Perhaps its idiosyncrasies make it more interesting. Well worth a try.

Pegasus, Jun 01, 2003
Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 1,412 ratings.