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

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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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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 yeagerbm
3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As far as appearance goes this doesn't live up to the expected look of the style. This hefe pours quite a bit darker than most with an amber color. It's also clear in comparison with most other hefes which I've come to expect to be cloudy, yellow and yeasty.

The aroma is good and representative of the style with estery fruitiness. The taste is tart and dry with a spicy clovelike flavor and a dry puckering finish. There is only a faint banana sweetness to the flavor of this beer. Overall a dry refreshing beer with aggressive carbonation that is refreshing. Easily drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of Citadel82
3.1/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not the best of their products. Pleasant malty-yeasty aroma, weak and short-lived head with little or no lace. Some clove, some malt some bitterness, fairly balanced yet somehow bland. Could be a great summer after the lawn beer,,,not great in my book, alas not too bad, just there.

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Photo of flaminghomer
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

i really like a good hefe-weizen and this one qualifies. the head head on this one starts out pretty good but then fades away with little lacing. the color is a mild copper kind of like a run of the mill pale ale. taste is clean, crisp, citrus, a good summer beer. i'd drink alot of these if i was in the mood and could aford it. however, the 3.29 i paid for this pint is probably all they'll ever get from me.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a chocolate brown color with a big fluffy head and modest lace, the head doesnt last as long as youd expect for a Hefeweizen. The aroma is of bananas and cloves theres also some other spices and even hints of cotton candy. The taste is big on the cloves, with banana bread and bubble gum also making a showing. Theres a slight medicinal taste in the finish. The mouthfeel is slick but not oily (if that makes sense). A great beer, probably my third favorite Hefe Wiezen (after Paulaner and Hacker Pschorr).

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Photo of TinusTime
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours quite a bit darker than the average Hefe. Almost an orange hue to the beer. Smell is redolant of a bit more clove than average with less bubblegum than some of the lighter hefe's . Taste is wonderful. Drinks smooth as silk. Maybe a touch heavier than some hefe's such as Konig Ludwig or Erdinger. Drinkability is wonderful, I could suck these back all night

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Photo of beergeek279
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a 500 mL bottle into a hefe glass. The color is a dark copper, darker than most hefes, with a slight haze, and just a bit of foamy white head. The smell is a strong banana/clove. The taste is lightly clove-ish and banana-y, with a lot of the wheat showing through in the game. Mouthfeel is average. As for drinkability, this isn't bad at all.

When we went on a pub crawl with Tom Pastorius, he mentioned that this was one of his favorite beers from Germany. As a result, we wanted to find this beer, as we definitely trust Tom's opinion. We did manage to find it at Whole Foods in Ann Arbor (there's no B. United distibutor in Western PA, I'm afraid), and we're glad we did. Although it's not up there with the hefe greats (including Tom's own), it's still enjoyable, and one I'd have again.

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

The new cobalt blue bottle threw me off. At first I thought it was some sort of gimmick beer, but this is great despite the ubber-trendy bottle.

Dark semi-opaque body and white head.
Aroma suggests honey and a high ratio of barley malt.
Lovely bold wheaty flavor with a strong honey flavors. Malt and vanilla in the background. Not much banana at all, but perseptable.
Full body wtih fine carbonation.
Give me this Hefe over all others.

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Photo of WesWes
4.6/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The beer pours a hazy orange color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades. The aroma is great. It has a nice creamy clove and banana scent that is quite intense. It has a wonderful fruity yeast finish. The taste is great as well. It has an awesome wheat flavor and an equally good fruity yeast finish. It goes down smooth and quick with excellent mouthfeel. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a perfect drinking hefe. It has everything: aroma, flavor, and mouthfeel. I think I'll have another.

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Photo of pootz
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow! Just slightly lighter in color than Aventinus. This is dark for a hefeweizen...poured a slightly clouded copper-orange color with those lovely big natural bubbles streaking up the glass sides....these are being capped by a big frothy meringue head that stacks out of the glass and stays for the ride. Wonderful aromas of apple-banana with caramelized malts and a nice dab of clove-like spice. Starts tart and peppery from the effervescence and citrus tastes up front... then the body expands in mouth feel and on the tongue, to a big wheat-malt departure with the apple-banana-clove yeast signature and a nice understated musty toffee taste from the malts. The finish is fairly sudden with a nicely balanced sweet-tart aftertaste. This is a sturdy, old style wheat beer with bottle conditioned qualities that send its unique complexity over the top. I love this one.

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

Unfiltered honey appearance with a moderate head and ring lacing.

Standard weisse smell of banana and clove.

Thick and creamy mouthfeel with a sharp lemon zing (no lemon served on glass) at the end of the sip.

This was a nice refreshing beer that really didn't stand out in any major way.

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Photo of Andreji
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Schneider weisse is a very good example of the german Hefe Weizens. It has a considerable white head sitting (lastingly) on a yellow body, opaque and cloudy, that reflects light in a gold-like fashion. The smell of wheat that is mild but inviting is present once in front of you, no matter from what angle; and the taste, soft but voluminous, combined with the dense body that make you feel you're eating rather than drinking (that's a good thing in this case) are all of what I expect in my weizen, personified by schneider. Positive brew- not the best Weizen tho.

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Photo of AllThingsNinja
3.27/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

While this may be the original hefeweissen, it isn?t typical of the style or the best. The color and appearance are a bit dark for a hefe and a bit light for a dunkel. The aromas are grainy, but lack complexity. The flavor is but a par. It lack's the interesting fruity flavors that draw me to the best examples of the style.

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Photo of Beastdog75
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Schneider Weisse claims to be the "original" hefeweizen. Upon first glance, one will notice that the color is a bit different than your everyday, run-of-the-mill hefeweizen. Perhaps this was the way the first hefes were brewed? I personally don't know, but after sampling this brew I can attest to its quality and now rank it near the top of my favorite wheat brews.

Schneider Weisse pours a nice amber/copper color, unlike the golden yellow color weissbiers that I've had in the past. It is moderately hazy, even after adding the yeast sediment (which there wasn't that much of). A nice foamy head forms and lasts for about 3 minutes before thinning out, with soapy lacing is left in its wake. The aroma focuses very much on the spicy and clove-like aromas, with some dry wheaty notes present underneath. The carbonation stings the tongue at first, but I quickly adjusted to it and it was pleasantly bubbly on the palette (also note that the carbonation made this beer a bit on the noisy side). The flavors of spice and cloves were again in full force here, and I really didn't notice any banana-like flavors. A hard-to-describe fruitiness becomes more evident as the beer warms, along with a dry wheat-cracker like presence later on. Although not hoppy, the finish is pleasantly dry. The aftertaste has a continuation of the spiciness and dryness present throughout the beer, and there is no alcoholic warmth in its conclusion.

I thoroughly enjoyed this brew. The color falls between hefe and dunkel territory, but the flavors do lean towards normal weissbier land. This is no doubt a top class hefeweizen.

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Photo of Hefe
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted on 6/5/04. From a 500ml bottle into my my fat Schneider-Weisse glass.

Appearance: Not at all what I was expecting. Dark for a Hefe, amber-brown with huge rocky tan head.

Smell: Cidery almost, with notes of plum, caramel apple, spice, yeast, bananna.

Taste: Bready-yeasty, with clove, apple and citrus. Finishes with a nice bite.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly light and elegant with fine carbonation.

Drinkability: Exceptionally so.

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Photo of studentofbeer
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

the was my first meeting with Schneider Weisse, which the bottle proclaims "The Original German Hefe-Weizen, Ale," and it was a good one.

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into my Crate and Barrel wannabe weizen glass, the beer came out a cinammon beer-bottle brown-- much darker than i had anticipated. A huge but soft, feathery cream-colored head filled the glass. It took some waiting before i could get the whole beer and the yeast in there, and it was hard to wait because of the aroma just flowing from the glass.

I inhaled aggressively through my nose--was this actually beer? It smelled like dinner. Asian cuisine? Mediterranean? I picked up olives, vinegar and ginger on that first smell. Next big sniff brought cloves and then basil and tomato, like a baking pizza.

I took a sip, fighting my way through the head, and greeted a light-bodied beer with refreshing carbonation. The taste didn't overwhelm me like the aroma did, but I found nice cinammon and bready hints combined with the more traditional hefeweizen clove, banana and bubblegum flavors. There was a light, drying bitterness that definitely refreshed the palette.

I paired this beer with a nice vegetarian omlette I made, with garlic, tomato, spinach, asparagus and extra sharp chedder, and the meal was excellent. The carbonation took care of the thick coating flavors from the cheese and egg, and the clove and bubblegum taste gave way to darker earthy flavor that matched the crisp vegetables. The dry finish left me ready for the next bite or sip--it was hard to decide which I wanted more.

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Photo of Sixpack595
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another good German Weissbier, best thing for a hot summer day. This one is a bit weak in the flavor and mouthfeel department, but still a very tasty brew. Quite a bit darker than most Weiss biers with an off white head. Bannana and bubblegum fill the aroma. Flavor is a bit light, but still quite good. Typical high level of carbonation.

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Photo of ViveLaChouffe
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy copper with a huge, creamy, dense, ivory head. Darker than most hefes I've tasted. Smells deeply of clove and banana with persistent hints of bubblegum.

Tastes of a nice blend of banana, bubblegum and clove. Lemony with other citrus flavors throughout (orange and light grapefruit). All nicely supported by sweet wheat malt. The mouth is a bit thin but overall a surprisingly good Hefeweizen. Flavorful, refreshing warm weather beer.

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Photo of Tballz420
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew is a darker, brown colored beer, cloudy, bubbly white head on top. The nose is bubblegum, some wheat characteristics. This is a great tasting brew, with an emphasis on the wheat and bubblegum aspects of a hefe. Some banana and clove comes through. A darker body than most hefes ive had, but this is a tasty brew.

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Photo of PopeJonPaul
3.41/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice cloudy deep amber color, medium-thick head and a light malty aroma. Slight bananaclove taste is smooth on the palate but would be more refreshing if it wasn't for the excessive bottle carbonation (I think this is the most carbonated beer I've ever had.) Detracts a bit from the drinkabikity as well, as it can turn you into a belch machine pretty fast. Overall though a good mellow beer and good thirst-quencher in warm weather.

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Photo of joecast
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours with a foamy off-white head that formed large but disappeared to a fine lace rather quickly.
dark burnt orange in color.
strong "yeast" aroma in the glass but didnt venture too far out. i like my hefe aromas to fill the room. am i asking too much?
nice refreshing flavor, but a hint of sourness in the finish that coats the mouth.
may have been light affected but no real way of telling. it was within date by about a month.

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Photo of Bierguy5
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the bottle, poured a dark golden brown cloudy color with a thick fluffy white head. The head stayed around for a while, and there was a little lace on the glass, not much. Smells typically of bananas and cloves. Taste begins kind of grainy, sour, and then slight clove-spice. Pretty light body, which helped it seem so refreshing. This is fairly light in alcohol, and very thirst quenching. A summertime favorite of mine for sure!

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Photo of Wildman
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is an unusual color for the style. It poured light copper amber color and formed a nice huge foam white head that left traces of lace as it subsided. A heavy amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of malt, hops, clove and banana with some yeast present. A flavor of malt, yeast and some banana. The finish was a touch sweet with some bitterness. Not a bad hefe, but a bit unusual for the style.

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Photo of kbub6f
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's a bit of a strange color for a hefe, I think: clear, amber/brown. Yeast pour is cloudy. Head is big, noisy, huge, bubbly, dirty-whitish. It dies too quickly. Nice, sweet, spicy citrus nose. Pepper and apples in the front. Spritzy, tingly, fruity through the middle. Fresh bitter, darkish malty, very bready finish. A little corny in the aftertaste. Interesting: a nice, fruity, nutty, darkish hefe. Very nice spicy yeast pour.

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Photo of canucklehead
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This Hefe shows to be slightly darker than most with an almost clear look to the body. What really grabs me is the complexity of the taste as it is not all bananas and cloves. Good malt and some fruitiness, this beer tastes more March/April than July/August. I love the way this beer promotes your appetite and makes you want to eat rather than filling you up with "too much beer".

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

Beautiful cloudy orange golden colored brew sitting below a massive head of white foam that holds up pretty well. The aroma has a nice backround of sweet fruits and citrus with a clove and banana combo to really make it a nice whiffer. It just gets better as I swirl the bottom and dump in the rest of the yeast.

The carbonation is nice and tingly, not overdone in the least. Mouthfeel becomes creamy and smooth after the bubbly start. Bananas are huge in the flavor as well as grains and touches of fruit, sweet and citric. It is very refreshing, and this nice sunny day provides a near perfect atmosphere. Complex and enjoyable to the very last sip. This may just be my favorite german weiss to date.

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