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

very good
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Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Weisse Original.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-03-2002

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Photo of sokol_1993
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Dark yellow, some brownish color also, lot of head. Look extremely captivating when you're thirsty.
Smell: Maltiness, a lot of wheat
Taste: Estery, some sour taste, a lot of banana aftertaste, wheat-y
Feel: Light body, some sour after taste, somewhat watery
A good thirst quencher for a summer day.

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Photo of ajchocholousek
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy golden-orange-amber with a big, fluffy, creamy two finger head after a fairly aggressive pour. Nose is beautiful with notes of spicy clove, banana, a touch of caramel, and a bit of bubblegum. A little less fruity and yeasty than other good hefeweizens out there. A prickly, effervescent, light-medium body yields some citrus up front that leads the way to banana, apple, and clove notes. Perhaps even a touch of nutmeg or cinnamon in here. Perhaps I'm drinking this just a touch too cold while writing this, but this one seems to exhibit everything that's great about a good hefe, but slightly more subdued. Still, finishes clean, dry, and leaves me wanting more. A great food hefe.

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Photo of 911CROFT
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle into a conical pint glass. Paid £2.69 for a single bottle.

Pours a darker than typical, hazy, golden brown body with a lighter yellow glow around the edges. A tall, thick, slightly off white head quickly rises to three fingers in height before slowly disappearing to a thin even film. Minimal lacing is left on the glass.

Rich banana dominates the nose, but also noticeable are soft fresh bread, caramel and a little clove. Taste is similar to smell with fresh baked warm banana bread, wheat and malt. More sweet flavours follow with a hint of caramel and toffee. On the end there is a subtle, yeasty clove, peppery bite that gives a reasonably dry finish. It has a deep, rich, creamy mouth-feel, medium bodied, with good carbonation.

Overall this is an excellent beer. Well balanced, easy drinking and refreshing. I look forward to trying it again and have already recommended it to a friend.

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Photo of Eeroomnhoj
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just finished hiking today and on the way home found a corner deli with a large selection of "fancy beers".

Grabbed this one as Delirium Tremens is just way too much for me (and it was the least expensive).

Poured into a beer glas and began drinking. Enjoyed it but did notice it was a little watery, not sure if that's me or something with the beer. It was still beer so I can't complain too much. I do enjoy it though and in the end, that's what counts.

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Photo of ordybill
4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 ML bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Wheat and spice, very nice
Appearance- Pours a reddish brown with a medium sized fluffy head.
Taste- I noticed it was a little watery, but it had a very nice malt flavor
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation
Overall- A very good hefeweizen, I will drink this again and I recommend everyone should try it.

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Photo of doktorhops
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Finally - four years after promising to review Weihenstephaner’s nearest rival in the high stakes game that is ‘number one Weissbier in the world’ I got my hands on another bottle of Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original. Shame on Schneider Weisse for having such crap distribution in Australia whilst its most average of competitors [I’m looking at you Erdinger!] can be found in most liquor chains. Anyway it is done - I found a bottle of Tap 7 and Plonk and I am going to review the shit out of it!

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Stiegl Weizen glass.

A: Darker than most Hefeweizens with a hazy caramel brown body and a decent 1 inch cream coloured head that all too soon reduces to 1 cm with a sea foam consistency. I think Weihenstephaner is the winner here. 7/10.

S: Caramelised banana upfront and prominent with dry cracker and hints of pepper in the background. Touches of pear ester and a nutty character make themselves present upon a further whiff and really up the complexity ante against Weihenstephan, sehr schön! 10/10.

T: Distinctly dry on the palate, even for a Weizen, with the flavour taking a step back from the aroma promise but nonetheless providing the above anticipated notes: Caramel, banana, dry cracker, pepper, pear and pecan nut. The banana is less noticeable and takes a bit of a backseat to the caramel flavour, for better or worse. 8/10.

M: Here’s the most disappointing aspect of Tap 7 - medium bodied, but a tad watery, with a flatter carbonation than most Weizens - maybe I had a bad bottle, but this is an unacceptable texture for a Weizen. 6/10.

D: Memory has not been kind to Tap 7 for me. I recall it being perhaps a step above Weihenstephaner, however my mind has been playing tricks, or this is a bad bottle, either way the winner in my four year battle of Hefe-titans is Weihenstephaner (which I drink quite regularly now @ around $50 for a case of 12 it is hard to beat). Positives? We can finally lay to rest the promise I made to review Tap 7*... actually this is still a damn fine Weizen, just not the best. 8/10.

Food match: Roasted chicken breast with pancetta, leeks & thyme.

*I went back and had a look at my Weihenstephaner review and I actually promised to review the Tap 6 not the Tap 7, which is a Weizenbock not a Hefeweizen... :$

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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

-pours a murky brown with a medium fluffy beige head
-high carbonation visible
-banana,caramel,toffee,white bread,sweet chocolate
-Follows the nose plus a grassy hop note and a certain tartness
medium-full body,medium carbonation
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%

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.


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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!!


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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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