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

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Ratings: 1,504
Reviews: 779
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 42
Gots: 136 | 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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Ratings: 1,504 | Reviews: 779
Photo of Daredevil
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
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%
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 -6.3%
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 +9.3%
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 +2.8%
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 -4%
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 -2%
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 -8.3%
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 +0.5%
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 +8.8%
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 +0.5%
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%
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 -1.5%
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 +2.5%
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 +5.5%
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 +9.3%
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 -9.5%
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 -2%
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%
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.

Photo of tatterdash
4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured a hazy dark amber, which was a little odd, but looked impressive and had a creamy white head. Smell was certainly a hefeweizen, bananas, cloves, and a bit of citrus. Taste was very good, banana, clove, very full bodied. Some smokiness as well and malts crept in. Very creamy mouthfeel as well. The Hefeweizen style has grown to be one of my favourite styles of beer, and I wish I had this in my fridge all the time.

Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured into the glass hazy medium amber with a very frothy and moussy off-white head which rose tall and fell slowly to lace and coat the glass.

The aroma was wheat with a medium banana fruitiness tempered with a caramel impression. Some spice phenolics were present and gave slight clove contributions to the aroma.

The flavor was fruity with medium levels of banana and some clove presence. The beer contained a very slight sourness that was oddly out of place but did not overly detract and the beer had a low caramel flavor that would not necessarily be described as malty.

The finish was dry with a lasting banana and after that a slight clove flavor into the aftertaste. The body was just below medium, but seemed watery and not well done. A decent beer, but kinda boring.

500 ml bottle. Date on back in code.

Photo of Mitchster
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out to a dark copper, darker than expected for the style, forming a modest off white head with poor retention and no lacing. Carbonation is moderate...not as brisk as the majority for the style. The aroma is OK...lighter on the phenols and bananas than most...emphasis on caramel. Mouthfeel is spritzy and semi-stinging on the tongue with a medium body. The taste is punctuated by phenols, cloves, some apple esters. There is a distinct sour wheat twang throughout the middle. Bitterness is mild and the finish is semi-dry with a mild woodiness that is oddly appealing.

This is an enjoyable hefe weizen which is realtively easy to drink. Darker in color than most, but not so in flavor. The differences amongst bavarian hefe's are so minute in my book. This is no exception.

Photo of wl0307
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a cloudy, beautiful, light brownish to black-tea colour, with a foamy white beer head which retreats a bit too fast...
S: aromatic and reasonably complex--banana, starfruit, clove, nutmeg, leather, smokiness, wheat, corn...all packed in one sniff~~ very nice indeed.
T: tartly sweet flavour of wheat upfront, followed by a lightly fruity taste of green banana, a spicy taste of cloves or similar spices, plus a gradually-emerging chewy aftertaste of wheats and corns as well as lightly drish fruity bitterness.
M&D: the mouthfeel is generally smooth, but at times a bit flat to be honest, while the body is a bit thin vis-a-vis the beer's rich smell and full flavour. In the end of aftertaste some acidic and bland residual taste of malted wheat remains, which I quite dislike. Overall it's still a very nice and quaffable brew, esp. in summer (for me).

Photo of BruceBeerman
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice Weisen. My Brother-in-law brought me one from Germany. He also brought me the Weisen glass. So, of course I drank the beer from the glass. Wow!! I like it. It was darker and more flavorful than average hefe weisen. More closer to Dunkel color. The taste was full flavored with not so much banana or lemon flavor that is famous in hefe weisens. The alcohol is a little stronger than average weisen. Very nicely balanced with body and natural Bavarian wheat yeast/malt flavoring. The carbonation and mouth feel was above average for weisen style. Probably due to more malty flavoring. Very nice after working in garden.



Photo of Gaisgeil
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An excellent import, gorgeous and refreshing.

Pours a cloudy amber/brown in color with a good bit of carbonation with an off-white foamy head. Nose is very nice, wheaty with hints of clove and of course, banana. Taste is even better, more of the same, spicy and fruity though a bit thinner than some other classic German examples. Overall though this is a great brew, perfect for warm weather, very nice and refreshing and the taste even holds up pretty well at lower temperatures, which is even better.


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