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

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801 Reviews
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Reviews: 801
Hads: 1,647
Avg: 3.97
pDev: 15.62%
Wants: 52
Gots: 215 | 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.
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Reviews: 801 | Hads: 1,647
Photo of surfmeister
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark for a hefe, cloudy, IMHO not as pretty as traditional hefe yellow
Smell: fruit and spice...that's nice, relatively strong spice component
Taste: high clove to fruit ratio, unique for a hefe, very surprising, in a good way
Mouthfeel: velvety smooth, full
Drinkability: very quaffable, spice component makes this a little, and I mean a little, heavier for a hefe
Overall: Unique among hefes! Great beer, just a little different than the norm

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

Is there any beer more beautiful than a freshly poured hefe? Schneider Weisse pours delightfully attractive, with a goliath, large-bubbled head, quickly falling(at least in my glass) to a smaller topping, then forming a ring. If you swirl the bottle and pour the yeast/sediment, then there are small chunks of yeast in the glass, which I think complements the taste. This is one of the darker wheat beers I have seen: in certain light, it could pass for an amber ale! Perhaps it is Schneider Weisse's dopplebock leanings? Anyways, it is unique for a hefe, and the overall appearance absolutely begs for the beer drinker's hand and mouth. Strong spicy cloves exist in the frontal aroma, with detectable malt following. There are unmistakeable yeast aromas, as well as the typical banana, and perhaps strong dried fruits, such as plums or dates. The aroma is very, very full, with a myriad of smells suggesting themselves; indeed, this is a veritable delicious plate of various aromas, mostly fruits. Very appetising and mouth-watering, indeed. This beer is full in the mouth, bursting with flavour, and has a delectable finish. Initially one tastes the fruit characteristics, so sweet and succulent. In the middle is the tartness of the wheat malt, and the finish is sour too, but balanced enough. Only faint traces of hops anywhere in the taste. There is an aftertaste of banana, along with a slight, not unpleasant, numbing quality of cloves. (Taste an actual clove, and you will see what I mean.) The mouthfeel is good, with just enough carbonation to leave a crisp feel on the palate. The drinkability, like all finely-crafted hefes, is spectacular. Almost anyone must admit this is a finely crafted beer, worthy of praise. Not perfect, but exceptionally tasteful.

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

Schneider's Weisse pours a beautiful cloudy gold, and is topped by a nice white head. The aroma is strong of malt, fruit, and spices. It has a delightful taste: a bit of malt topped with spices and hints of fruits, and has some nice tartness to it. The feel is light and oily. This is a fine example of a Weisse as should be expected from Schneider. A fine beer to have if you've only time for one, and a nice beer if you have time for a few.

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

It pours honey-brown, cloudy and carbonated. A quick white head jumps up then settles gradually to a bubble-studded floor of fine foam. Some frilly lacing slides down the inside of the glass before disappearing.

A sweetish grain aroma is offset by the sour tang of yeast. Autumnal spice nots play off a light current of berry and dry citrus. Despite several intriguing elements, the overall aroma can be a little tough to catch, coming off as a little underpowered.

The first sip brings a grain sweetness that is promptly swept aside by a poignant wave of clove, which then fades allowing the sweetness to reassert itself. Faint, dark cherry streaks play along the side of the tongue, then dim a bit to an almost leathery, musky memory. A very slight doughy sourness slides to the finish, then ebbs as a reappearance of the clove lingers gently, dwindling pleasantly.

Medium bodied, it almost seems to ball up on the front of the tongue, then flow outward, leaving a stimulating effervesence and bittersweet tingle.

For whatever reason, I'd just never gotten around to trying this beer, but I'm now glad I did. The mellow wheat sweetness against a backdrop of yeast tanginess and fruit notes make for a very refreshing combination. I cannot think of any occasion when this crisp beer would not be very drinkable. Easy to quaff, and easy to like, it's a flavorful testament to Bavarian brewmanship. While this may not be one of my all time favorites, under no circumstances would I ever say no to one of these.

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

Pours a nice copper color with a thick old head on top.

Smells are floral, with a chmpagne-wheat aroma. Almost like a sweet wine.

The flavor is a very pleasant wheat taste, just what you're looking for in this classic wheat beer. It's refreshingly sweet with a small hoppy bite at the end.

A bit on the bubbly side with a light dance of carbonation.

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Photo of wsouloa
4.7/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers that I have tried. I am surprised to see it was not rated higher than it is. Others reviewing this beer have already said it but this is darker than most Hefes. The smell is a nice fruity aroma in which cloves can also be detected. The taste of this beer is great. It can hold up in taste to its darker brother, Aventinus. The combination of fruits and cloves in the taste is great and the carbonation of this beer give it an exceptional mouthfeel. For a nice, relaxed drinking experience, this is a very good beer to try. I've gone through days where I drink nothing but this beer, its refreshing and has a wonderful taste which is a combination that is not the easiest to find.

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Photo of ngandhi
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Schneider Weiss is dark and full for a hefe. The beer looks like used frying oil with a gorgeous fluffy head. Fortunately, the nose and palette are pretty classically hefe, deep with clove rather than fruit. Yeasty, indeed, and along the lines of White Labs Hefeweizen IV Ale yeast (WLP380) with less phenols.

The palette opens with wheat and goes into spice with trace notes of apple and tropical fruit. The beer finishes dry with grain and a light, lingering clove. Latent clover honey aftertaste.

The sharp carbonation enhances the grain and dryness and makes for an overall complex hefeweizen that, though dominated by yeast, opens briefly to nuance. Schneider Weiss is medium bodied and very filling, but an otherwise typical German wheat beer.

Relax, relax.

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Photo of avylover
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one pours out much darker than expected - more of a murky brown with a firm white head. Aroma is full of good fruity esters..bananas, pineapple, along with a grainy aroma. Taste is top notch for the style. Nothing overpowering but a good dose of taste. We have some cloves, some lemon, lots of grain and just the slightest maltiness. Cloves tend to linger a bit much in the syrupy aftertaste, detracting a bit. Sort of a light and fluffy mouthfeel, and pretty darn drinkable. This is the best Hefe i've had. Kind of like an "Aventinus Light"

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Photo of oggg
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my favorite wheat beer. Aventinus is my favorite dark wheat. This brewery is awesome.

This beer pours a light yellow brown. Nice big head. Swirled an inch of beer in the bottle before finishing the pour. Little bits collect at the bottom of my glass.

Smeet spicy aroma. wheaty

This beer as the strongest flavor of any wheat beer that I've tried. Cloves, some banana, nice amount of wheat. But it's the heavy cloves that hit me and stay with me. There's a decent hoppiness to go along with the sweet malt too.

On a hot summer day, I could drink this all day long.

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

A top pick. Great with food. A light sweetness on the tongue, a banana smoothie. Wanted to finish this myself but my mates had to have some and more again. Had again in August 2005 and really appreciated its delicateness and malty buttery creamy taste.

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Photo of smitty1080
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

As others have said, a uniquely dark Hefe. The spicy, fruity aromas that pour out the glass took over all my attention. If this tastes half as good as it smells I'll be happy. The taste is enveloping and as the aroma. The cloves, malt, banana and bubblegum are amazingly present and work very well together. The mouthfeel fits well with the aroma and taste, rather bubbly in the right amount. It left me with a bit of stickiness that hurts it from being an all night beer. But other than that really enjoyable.

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

This is maybe the best wheat beer that I've tried. It pours darker than the average wheat with a light brown, clear color and a light brown head (really nice with staying power), and lots of lacing. The beer has a wonderful aroma with the wheat coming through the strongest with the slight smoky flavor that is so redolent with good wheats. There was also a nutty overtone, and again a spice that is common in German cooking but that I can't remember the name of.

The taste is superb. It is more deeply wheaty than regular Hefe-Weizens but also has a smoky, slightly sweet flavor that reminds me of a hint of caramel. It is a very complex taste that I want to try again. Unfortunately, I only bought the one pint bottle of it. The mouthfeel is crisp, clean, and full-bodied.

This is a very drinkable beer that does even better on tap. I've had it at several German bars, but the bottle is almost as good.

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Photo of koolk
3.38/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A deep dark cloudy amber colour that is one of the darkest Hefe's I've seen.

Nose is quite odd. The usual cloves are there but they are over dominate and lead to an unbalanced aroma. I found the cloves so strong they started entering a new realm of cloviness (almost red fruity/medicinal/iodine). Other aromas present, just not in large amounts

The palate is typical of the sort. Bananas, cloves, a yeasty bread flavour all built on a good smooth taste with only a touch of bitterness.

I did enjoy this, just not as much as other hefe's and for the price it is a hard ask.

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Photo of DESTRO
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this pours out a murky dark yellow/orangish/i dont know. it sure isnt the most sttractive hefe. smells of banana and yeast hit the shnoz as well as a bit of spice and clove. it tastes pretty good, strong bready flavor with a spicey almost black pepper finish. kind of odd, but also enjoyable. medium bodied and seems a little heavier than most hefes, also a bit over carbonated. not a bad beer in the least, but as far as hefes, it isnt a top contender.

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Photo of HappyHourHero
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden amber color with plenty of carbonation rising up through the beer. It poured an off white head, which held up pretty well, although it wasn't as fine as some Schneider Wesses. The aroma is very faint, just a little bit doughy. The taste starts off with a tangy breadyness and finishes with a splash of lemon. The lemon taste and bubbly carbonation combine to create an interesting sensation. I guess I just like my heffe's more mellow, because I'm just not digging this beer.

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

I have enjoyed this on tap in München as well as in the bottles here in America. Both taste the same although, the bottled version does seem to have a few more 'dark bits' of settled yeast.

A darker than normal Hefe with even tones. Nothing overpowering, ie. not more clove than banana and vice versa. I like this quality as the senses are not overwhelmed.

Well carbonated, as a good Hefe should, and a smooth taste and mouthfeel that somehow force your hand to keep reaching for the glass.

An excellent breakfast bier.


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Photo of beerguy101
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light brown color. Large head. Aroma is malty, sweet and fruity. A medium to full bodied hefe. Malts are wheaty, slightly roasted and sweet. Hops are somewhat spicy. Touch of banana and clove as well as spices. A very nice beer. Much darker than I was expecting, Very fine carbonation, nearly champagne like. Very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

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

Appearance – This is really dark for a Hefe Weizen. The head fit the bill though. It rose up easily and never quite did go down.

Smell – There’s the typical sharp yeast flavor, but it’s a little on the toasted side, which is strange. Other than that, it has the usual light fruity profile led by bananas.

Taste – This is part dunkel, part hefe. The nice yeast is there but, again, it’s a little on the toasty side. The banana-dominated fruit is right on the mark.

Mouthfeel – Light but foamy in accordance with the style.

Drinkable – This went down like a good weizen. It wasn’t what I expected, though.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vom Faß review - 02OCT03 - Ahhh... the first Bier of my trip to the Fatherland this Sept, 2003. Enjoyed outdoors at a table at the Weisses Brauhaus on a sunny, 80F day, along with BierManVa, bierallucanbRI and his brother Wes. Doesn't get much better than that! Accompanied by a couple of Weisswurst, it made for a fine late breakfast at 1115AM....

Darker than most, it has a cloudy, tawny brown color, a creamy, lasting off-white head, and excellent lacing. Aroma was wheaty, with light clove, and banana. Medium body, and a fairly medium feel on the tongue, despite plentiful carbonation. Flavor adds a touch of light chocolate to the omnipresent clove and banana. Has a refreshing, lingering aftertaste. Hit the spot quite well! Prosit!!

overall: 4.1
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4

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Bottle review - 27MAY02. This Original Weisse poured a lot darker than I expected: a brownish-tan color, cloudy with the yeasties poured in. A creamy, fine head was produced, though it diminished quickly, with a small amount of lace. Very pleasant nose - lots of banana and clove, with yeasty-spiciness thrown in also. Body was not disappointing, and there was a touch of carbonation (typical of the style imo) on the tongue. Nice combo of flavors hit the palate: the aforementioned banana/clove/spiciness, as well as some malt, and a nice fruity, tart lasting finish. A real thirst-quencher on a warm, summer-like day! Zum Wohl!! (4.0/4.5/4.5/4.0/4.5 - 4.35)


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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I sampled this beer on tap, upon first cut I thought that this beer was fairly clean for a German wheat beer. There was a slight bit of acidity to it, a hint of banana flavor, as well as a bit of clove. Lightly fruity as well. All of this combined left one with a quite refreshing beer in hand. A good drinking summer beer that has all of the characteristics of a classic German HefeWeizen, just lacking a bit more oomph.

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Photo of Stubbie1
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Schneider Weisse pours a light brown color, darker than your typical weissen beer. There is a decent but fast fading head at the top. The aroma is strong of yeast and green apples and cloves. The taste is a bit more pronounced than most weissen beers, but very pleasant. There are the normal weissen flavors of bananas and cloves with a bit of a yeast finish. “A light but firm body with plenty of champagne like carbonation.”

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

On-Tap: Color is a brownish gold cloud of opaqueness with a bit of orangish peach skin highlights coming through more so near the bottom of the glass with a solid small tight but puffy white head that stuck around awhile and didn't have any lacing during the consumption. Aroma is solid lemon citrus, dullish but bright, mixed with some orange, grapefruit and banana with a ton of clove filling up the nose favorably with each wonderful wiff. A solid spicy and citrusy smellin' hefe. Taste is alot more of the same notions carrying over from the smell with lots of citrusy dulled lemon and clove, smooth and full of energy with notes in other citrusy fruits of orange and grapefruit, and some banana and jolly rancher-like candy notes coming in towards the finish. The feel is a short but fun ride of creamy fullness at first then playing back and forth with a lively texture and carbonated spritzyness thats very easy, smooth and lightly crisp. Heavenly drinkable and a solid hefe.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.1/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice wheat beer with small head. I would have like a bigger head that would have stayed longer... Light brown colour. Very refreshing beer for the summer wothout being too distinct or exceptionnal. A little bit more spcie would also have been appreciated

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Curiously dark for a wheat beer, hazy, looks a lot like apricot nectar in colour and appearance. Big bubbly off-white head at first, but it subsides rather quickly. Clove and banana in the aroma, a bit of bread. Tastes like drinking liquid banana/nut bread, no fooling, that's something you don't come across every day. Pretty hardy for a wheat ale, I couldn't handle more than one in a sitting, this is pretty close to a meal in itself (and some people think Guinness is filling--they have no idea).

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Photo of oberon
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

To me one of the more unique looking hefe-weizens out there,pours a gold color with a real nice reddish tint.A small to medium head with aromas of cloves and yeast being the tmost prominent.The taste is orange-like and some cloves a real nice summer quaffer.A unique beer for 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.