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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

801 Reviews
THE BROS
88
very good

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Reviews: 801
Hads: 1,646
Avg: 3.97
pDev: 15.37%
Wants: 52
Gots: 214 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany | 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.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 801 | Hads: 1,646
Photo of Malt_Man
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served cool from 500ml bottle into Weizen glass.

L) Pale chestnut to caramel brown. Hazy, stiff white fluffy head. This one seems to get darker towards the top of the glass. I am sure there is a scientific explanation!

S) Zesty version of the typical clove aroma for Hefeweizens.

T) The darker malts give it a satisfying burnt-toffee edge to the standard banana-wheat flavour. There is a definite hint of sourness all along.

F) Smooth, subtle carbonation. Refreshing and no unwanted aftertastes, just a warming caramel flavour.

O) This used to be my favourite beer. It is still excellent.

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Photo of drmeto
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours a murky brown with a medium fluffy beige head
-high carbonation visible
-S:
-banana,caramel,toffee,white bread,sweet chocolate
T:
-Follows the nose plus a grassy hop note and a certain tartness
F:
medium-full body,medium carbonation
O:
very unique within the style.Pleasant beer

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #80 (Sep 2013):

A classic is what we have here, so easy to knock back. Not your typical contemporary Hefeweizen. as it dons a slightly darker color. Bold but very approachable, and don’t you dare think about garnishing this brew with any kind of citrus.

STYLE: Hefeweizen
ABV: 5.4%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Hazed brassy hue, amazing head

SMELL: Ripe banana, bready, taffy, nutty yeast, lemon pith, dried grass, mild clove, fallen apples

TASTE: Perfect crispness, moderate-sized body, loaf of bread, estery, peppery, banana taffy, grainy, yeast, apple skin, spicy clove, kiss of alcohol warmth, drying finish

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Photo of founddrama
4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Canonical Hefeweizen. A little bit floral, a little bit spicy. Cloudy. Big foamy head. Nice and bubbly. Esters are present and add a bit fruit, but they don't really read like banana. Which to my palate is nice.

#MensJournal100Best2014

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Photo of ljdrinksbeer
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

smooth, frothy head
smells like a wheat beer with a sweet, whiff of caramel
really interesting flavor, citrus, spice, hint of yeast but not as much as I would expect,
medium body, grainy finish
very good hefeweizen

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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Head heavy, strong, accompanied to the end.
Intensely fruity aroma, bananas, peaches, a bit like earthy, similar to the smell of dust in the barn.
The smell is slightly acidic, you can also feel the caramel.
The taste of the fruit, banana, peaches, damson plum, is a very pleasant sour.
Gentian imperceptible. Very delicious, I'm pleasantly surprised to drink easily. For me revelation. I Recommend.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: clear; light amber in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a thin cap; no lacing;

S: more clove than banana; a bit of bubblegum;

T: moderate clove up front; a little biscuit; bubblegum gets added in at mid-palate; a mild tartness from mid-palate through the finish; almost no bitterness;

M: light to medium bodied; highly carbonated; very fine carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: oddly clear; in my opinion, this needed more clove and some banana in the flavor;

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Photo of kevintaraross
3.42/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Different than the unusual weissbier i've drunk in the past.
Color pours a dark brown-ish - VERY different.
OK smell.
Quick "fingers" down the glass but good golden wheat beer much like Hoegaarden but for the color.
Nice for breaking up the night with one or two at the max.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sexy veiled pure amber color. Gorgeous beige head with good lacing. Lots of activity.

Sweet aromas and flavors of fruit and wheat. Nutty and slightly spicy.

Extremely flavorful and balanced taste, complex and delicate, but a little too faint.

Slightly too light for my taste, still slick and prickly. Very short finish with good intensity, ending of the bitter side.

Overall an excellent beer, but a little too light compared to others of the same brand. More enjoyed TAP 6.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am not a huge fan of this style, but this beer has me thinking otherwise. Most of the hefeweizen brewed by North American craft breweries is much lighter in colour and lack the richness of this beer. It pours nicely, albeit cloudy, with a bit of quickly receding head. The nose is yeast, banana and clove - quite nice. I quite liked the overall flavor, rich and full of surprises. The finish is a little too yeasty and tart for my liking, but it certainly fits the unique experience this beer provides.

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Photo of smcolw
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours very cloudy--it actually darkens the dirty gold color. Rich foamy head. Slow to recede, but it leaves relatively little lace.

Very strong banana aroma.

Chewy and wheaty are the first impressions. Lots of carbonation. The wheat disappears really during the taste. Spicy up front while the banana reappears in the swallow. Hoppy finish and aftertaste. Complex.

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Photo of nelsonsaigon
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Experienced in : Saigon
Appealing to me : inviting look and tastes really great; fantastic for a sip or long drinking
Less appealing to me : - - -

I love this beer and one of my favorites.

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

Purchased at the LCBO for around $3.00 for a 500ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Very good. Opens well and pours a good white head that lasts. Dark gold and brown color. Unfiltered

S- Lots of wheat and yeast

T- A touch sour. Not what a white hybrid should be

M- A touch bitter. Drags this overall rating down a bit

O- Pretty good. Nice to have tried but will not really go out of my way to try again or buy

Food Pairing

This nice little beer went well with.... Chili!!

Enjoy!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of fallenshadow
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - A typical cloudy weisse beer at least to my eyes.
S - Strong smell of Banana with other scents of bread, cloves and nutty smell.
T - Mostly banana and citrus flavours.
F - Nice feel to it. Foamy but very light too.
O - Better than your average Weisse beer. Would try another bottle if given the chance.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 801 ratings.