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

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Reviews: 787
Hads: 1,573
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 45
Gots: 168 | FT: 0
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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 Daefido
5/5  rDev +25.9%

very clean and well-balanced taste, I think. darker colour than normal Hefe-weissen or weisse style beer. bought this at a local LCBO in Pelham,ON, Canada.
Usually I prefer Paulaner's Hefe-Weissen. This should be included in my favorite Weisse style beers. I really enjoyed drinking this beer. Thank you. (305 characters)

Photo of Zach136
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Medium clarity orange, thin off white head, OK lacing.

Aroma: Typical banana and clove, but also a hint of caramel.

Flavor: Again, decent banana and clove, with a touch of milky wheat sweetness. Touch of acetaldehyde.

Mouthfeel: Medium light, but too much sweetness in the finish. (298 characters)

Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%

A: Medium brown with a hint of blush, darker than your average Hefe. Cloudy, as expected. Head was a couple of fingers, not a tower of foam like some of this style, and lacing was minimal.

S: Aroma is typical Hefeweize, with clove, bubblegum, and yeast notes dominating.

T: Flavor starts off like wheat bread, but tart fruit quickly takes over, including apple, white grape, and banana. Hops bitterness s a faint afterthought that never dominates.

M: Moist at first, with fairly low carbonation. No alcohol discernible. The finish hints toward dry, but never really gets there.

O: A decent drink, but not my favorite Hefeweizen. And not my favorite brew from Schneider, either. (682 characters)

Photo of Nightwing
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%

500ml bottle ($2.95) from Premier in Halifax. Nice clove and nutmeg aroma. Pours a great looking cloudy amber with frothy head. Has a mild sweet taste. Medium body, with oily texture, lively carbonation. The finish is somewhat abrupt. Overall a great Hefe. (256 characters)

Photo of PaulietheBrit
4/5  rDev +0.8%

the hazy dark caramel color topped with a loose, quickly diminishing finger of head gives off aromas of clove and banana/apple? The flavor follows the nose with a solid clove hit.
mouthfeel is silky, finish is spicy sweet. Nice carbonation and an easy drinking hefeweizen. (272 characters)

Photo of anthony23cippy
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Poured into a chilled pint glass, poured a dark amber color with a three finger creamy white head that had mild lacing ten minutes after. Smells of malt and a hint of metal.. not very appealing with the aroma. It tastes a lot better, with the typical banana ester flavor of hefes, with a mild malt after taste and a hint of an earthy taste. Mouthfeel is medium to light, with a perfect amount of carbonation. Overall it is a great hefe, though not the best I've had. (466 characters)

Photo of ENogueira
4/5  rDev +0.8%

500 mL bottle, poured in goblet glass. Amber brown in color. Not much head (zero lacing after about 10-15 min), but plenty of carbonation. Smells like fruit and malt. Taste is a bit of citrus and a lot of fruit, mainly apple, with some caramel and malt. Very sweet finish, almost no alcohol taste. If you're looking for a hoppy beer, this is definitely not it. The carbonation and the fruit notes makes this Hefeweizen almost soda-like. I enjoyed it. (461 characters)

Photo of SaltofOH
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Appearance: Nice "smoke" upon opening. Swirled bottle to get haze/yeast. 3" foamy beige head. Hazy light brown, with visible sluggish effervescence. Nice retention but no lacing.

Aroma: Aromatic; crackery pilsener malt, estery/banana. Not getting much clove, initially; more yeasty/clove as it warms to 60 degrees.

Taste: Clean, somewhat tart arrival slight tartness across mid-palate. Super clean finish with slight lingering bubblegum/banana.

Mouthfeel: Hefty, but very little slickness, clean, clean, clean.

Overall: Good, refreshing, but perhaps an old bottle (dated 14-079, March 20 and I drank it on August 8) is to blame for somewhat lackluster aroma & taste. I would definitely buy this again, but I can get better, fresher domestic craft beer for the price. (780 characters)

Photo of Markiboy
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Had this out of a 50cl bottle:

An unusual weissbier. Depending on the light you're in, the colour varies from a copper brown to a dark brown, appearing as though you have a turd looming in your glass! Don't let that dissuade you though, this is a very tasty beer. Although the head disappears quite quickly, the carbonation is at a good level for the duration of the drink. The taste of the beer is excellent with 50% of it feeling like a regular but good golden wheat beer, like Hoegaarden for example, and the other 50% feeling like a dunkel. It's a really nice beer to try out but I can't see myself drinking more than one at a time without it weighing too heavily on my stomach. Good for a one off, though! (711 characters)

Photo of MaximalC
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Pours a translucent copper color with a moderate off-white head that sputters away nearly before the pour is finished--a far cry from what I expect from a hefeweizen. Aroma smells of clove, banana, and apple cider.

The flavor is mild and sweet, with caramel, clove, apple, and perhaps a hint of banana. There's also a yeasty bite that tramples a bit on the other elements, especially toward the back end. The mouthfeel is thin and watery up front and prickly in the finish.

This beer defied all of my expectations, and not in a good way. It looks and tastes more like a blend between a Viennese lager and a hefeweizen than a hefeweizen proper. The flavors are incohesive on the mouthfeel lacks the luxurious texture that I appreciate in the style. If this had been branded as something other than a hefe, I probably wouldn't be so harsh, but for a style with such integrity, this was confusing to say the least. (913 characters)

Photo of bristol2120
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Served from a 16.9 oz bottle.
Pours with a massive off white/light beige head that settles down to a thin layer of foam.
Beer is much darker in appearance than other examples of this style; It's medium deep amber and exceptionally clear.
Yeast comes through strongest in the nose, with some grainy wheat notes as well.
There is also a noticeable smokiness.
Yeast and the same smokiness also come through in the taste.
Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side but there is a pleasing level of carbonation.
To sum up, this is far from my favorite example of the style, but it is not without merit.
I wouldn't use it to introduce people to the style. (643 characters)

Photo of micromaniac129
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours darker then your typical hefe's. This one is a deeper amber brown. A small head formed on the pour which was very mousse like. Bold carbonation cascades to the top.

The aroma is more malty and grainy then others. Also the yeasty phenols giving the clove and banana aroma is very subtle.

Drinks tart and semi dry and very malty. Lots of malts in there.

By this time the beer was pretty much flat looking. It drinks smooth and clean in the aftertaste.

A different take on then others in this style. None the less it's still pretty good. (544 characters)

Photo of zac16125
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500mL bottle into a hefe glass
bottling number: 240214

A: Pours a very hazy, light brown with 1 fingers width of white colored head. Head has decent retention but hardly leaves any lacing. Darker than most hefeweizens.

S: Sweet and spicy wheat notes, banana-y esters, subtle clove.

T: Fairly spicy, lots of wheat characters (obviously), a big sweetness, subtle mild bitterness on the finish.

M/D: On the fuller side of medium bodied, carbonation on the heavier side which is appropriate, drinkability is average but it is pretty filing.

O: Overall, pretty good, but I had higher expectation. Certainly worth a try, but I'll take a Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier over this any day. (688 characters)

Photo of Kuaff
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured cellar temperature into my weizen glass.

It pours with a one to two-finger, frothy white head and has a crystalline, copper-like honey-amber color. Like gold in the narrow part of the glass, and bronze in the flared -out part.

The aroma veritably bursts with banana, yeasty bread, vanilla, caramel, apples, dark red cherries, and lemon zest. A remarkably exquisite and intense aroma.

Flavors of both the sweet and tart fruits mingle with caramel in the taste, but above all else, it is supremely bready. As it should be.

The feel is quite carbonated, and, while not heavy, has a substantial weight and presence.

One hell of a hefeweizen. And I love that it has some dunkel leanings. (694 characters)

Photo of Andrew041180
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Poured from a bottle into a .5 liter weizen glass. Normally I love the look of wheat beers, but this one was fairly dark with just a hint of gold. I couldn't really see the color variations or streaming bubbles that I like so much in wheat beers. I gave it a fairly strong pour and it produced surprisingly little head and no lacing.

S - Very mild wheat characteristics. Slight yeast. Mild sweetness.

T - Follows the nose for the most part. Nothing here really stands out, although it certainly tastes good. A little sweeter and a little less yeast characteristic than I like.

M - Getting better here, but no much going on behind the medium body.

O - A good beer and I'm glad I tried it, but as long as it's sitting next to Weihenstephaner at my local store it's not really a difficult decision. (803 characters)

Photo of RJLarse
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I bought a couple of bottles of Schneider Weisse Tap 7 in a tavern. Poured in to a weizen glass.

Pours a nut brown color, more brown than I was expecting. Thick foamy head.

Smell is a sweet fruity aroma, like a honey dew melon.

Taste is a clove spice flavor, and some malted grain, not a lot of fruit or banana flavors.

Mouthfeel is light and clean.

Overall a good Bavarian Style Hefe. The one's i have has before were sweeter, with a lighter golden color, and a banana flavor. But this one is very good. (510 characters)

Photo of beerdrifter
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Hazy amber-orange pour with a creamy two finger head with nice retention and great lacing. The nose is classic Hefeweizen with lots of banana and clove along with hints of apple, bready yeast, and subtle caramel. The taste is classic as well with loads of banana, apple, and clove along with hints of pear, lemon, wheat, caramel, nuts, subtle yeast, and just a touch of bubblegum. The mouthfeel is subtly chewy with fizzy carbonation, great balance, and an earthy, dry finish. Overall, I love that the bubblegum that's sometimes overpowering with Hefeweizens is very subtle here. Hugely drinkable for a guy who's not a big fan of wheat beers. (728 characters)

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.29/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There's really not much to say. I don't love it. I'm not sure I even like it. The pour was mediocre. The head dissipated in seconds. I could hardly take a picture before the head was gone. Also, no lacing.

Smell is a bit on the acidic side: malty, sweet, weak red wine.

Taste is the most impressive quality, but there's nothing worth noting flavor-wise. The champagne-like mouthfeel is interesting.

Overall...never again. Am I glad I tried it? I don't know. Am I glad when I floss my teeth? (494 characters)

Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Darker than I expected for a weiss. A bit amber in appearance I suppose. Two finger head with great retention and good lacing as well.

S: Banana, clove, the typical hefe.

T: I liked the maltiness on this one and it was also quiet unexpected. Just a touch of some caramel like or munich like sweetness comes through. Banana, a bit clove and most predominately a bready like character make themselves into the beer. None of the overdone bubblegum flavors come through and the esters and phenols while nicely present and not out of whack as in some poorer examples.

M: Carbonation is good and refreshing almost spritzy like but I mean that in the best sense, not like a seltzer but retains the refreshing palate scrubbing qualities of one. Body is good as well.

O: A great beer definately recommend and was pleased with the unexpected malt character. (854 characters)

Photo of danmouer
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Perhaps I should not review this bottle because it has somewhere along the line lost someof its pressure. That said, I am writingthis review withnot onlythe present bottlein mind, but numerous examples I have had inthe past.

If poured carefully, the beer is a brilliant medium amber...what I imagine Munich beers to look like at their best 150 years ago. If poured the way I prefer to pour a hefeweissbier, it's a murky medium light brown ho-hum color. That said, the hefe is, to me, an important part of the experience of drinking a bottle-conditioned and bottle-aged wheat brew. I scored down the mouthfeel because this bottle has gone partly flat, but I scored appearance on a careful pour of the first 2/3 ofthe bottle.

This is what I'm talking about,when I say that Bavarian beers are classic styleS that few manage to compete with successfully. A deliciously sweet-tart-spicy blend of wheat, Munich-type malts, and noble hops. It is delicious, refreshing, and a wise choice to pair with a great variety of hearty foods...and even some delicate ones.

Schneider...keep it up, bitte! (1,089 characters)

Photo of souvenirs
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Murky brown with a couple fingers of head that dissipated slowly, leaving maybe half a centimetre of billowy head when done. Visible carbonation. Darker in colour than I would have expected.

S: Cloves, banana, caramel sweetness.

T: Sour and yeasty. Maybe some lemon. I don't taste what I expected (no banana, no cloves), but it's certainly drinkable.

F: Creamy head, crisp finish. (413 characters)

Photo of Beric
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: Bottle into pint
Served: 25 April 2014

Appearance: A strange brown with a weird beige tinge due to the suspended yeast. Pure white foamy head on the top that I'm sure would have stuck around and left nice lacing if I had a weizen glass. Honestly though, this beer is pretty gross looking.

Smell: Strong assertion of banana on top of sweet malts.

Taste: Slightly overripe banana or fresh banana bread. Very smooth and uniform banana assertion. Finishes quite sweet.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and somewhat fuzzy, as one would expect from a hefeweizen. Good carbonation though to keep the beer lively and to lighten the body a bit.

Overall: A great beer, but one that is weirdly in a grey area between hefeweizen and dunkelweizen. I think this one more appropriately belongs to the latter, not only because of the similar color between this beer and a dunkelweizen, but the riper (overripe) banana flavors associated with this beer. (935 characters)

Photo of poskok
4.84/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

In comparation to plenty of generic weizen beers from Germany (better marketed i owned by big companies, smell and body full of banana and cloves), this one is darker, a bit stronger, fuller body and different from them. It has an original note and deserves respect. (266 characters)

Photo of username
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1 pint 9oz. into weizen glass.

A - Not necessarily a deep, dark amber, but the high degree of haze gives it such an appearance. Substantial carbonation, medium-density head, and what little lacing there is, are all short lived.

S - The usual suspects for style; fruit, clove, pepper, wheat. While fruit and wheat forward, it is still well balanced. Disappointed however that apple and pear dominate the fruity side as opposed to banana. No bubblegum.

T - Wheat gives way to fruit, which gives way to clove/spice, in an incredibly consistent way. Predominately green apple/pear, some dank banana and clove hidden in the background.

M - Generally smooth. Some viscosity up front while the medium carbonation does its thing. Finishes almost perfectly between wet and dry. Easy drinker.

O - A very decent brew despite that I was hoping for a banana & bubblegum extravaganza. In short, this bottle failed to deliver the modern style expectation. However, what it delivers is supposedly unaltered tradition, which is hard to argue with, and turns out to be just as satisfying. (1,075 characters)

Photo of KFBR392
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color. Much darker and more transparent then I expected out of a hefe. Finger and a half of head on the pour. Massively active carbonation in glass while drinking.

Smell: Wheat, oats, and some honey sweetness jumps out right away. Bready yeast provides a really solid body. Caramel and some light nuttiness rounds out the aroma.

Taste: Oats and some shallow wheat greet the palate. Medium fruit tones on the body. Honey and molasses sweetness comes on strong toward the end. Lingering sweetness with a good amount of wheat dryness sits on the palate long after drinking.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is bright and bubbly. Potent wheat tones dry out the palate. Body is a definitely on the lighter side and doesn't really give the drinker too much to think about.

Overall: Does not have the feel of a more traditional hefe but this one is still certainly very drinkable. The aroma is inviting and this brew drinks very easily. Wheat tones in the end just do not have the full bodied tones I really look for and enjoy out of a hefe. (1,063 characters)

Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 787 ratings.