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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

1,356 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,356
Reviews: 755
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 36
Gots: 67 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Weisse Original.

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pijiu

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%

1 pint bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Dark, deep, cloudy color! Muddy honey hue with a fine tan head. Sedimentation settles to the bottom of the glass from the unfiltered particulate. Not so pretty, but really tasty.

S - Warm, yeasty smell, almost savory.

T - Slight sweetness upfront, hint of molasses. Smooth yeast flavor with nutmeg-like flavor. Citrus, peach, and cinnamon after flavor which develops to contain some banana aroma.

M - Great mouthfeel. Smooth, satisfying and very easy to drink. Carbonation dissapates after a while to create a creamy experience.

O - Looks terrible! Like bilge water, but taste is big and rewarding. A great surprise. Unfiltered nature makes the beer richer and creamier. Well-developed flavors with a great taste at every stage of consumption.

09-03-2011 06:58:20 | More by pijiu
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olimpia84

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%

Poured from a 16oz bottle into a Hefeweizen glass. Cloudy darkish golden color with three finger foamy white head and no lacing; looked very good and tasty. Strong wheat and yeast smell. The taste was a good and balanced combination of wheat, yeast and hints of banana and bread. It leaves some bitterness in the aftertaste but nothing too bad that gets in the way of enjoying it.

Overall, it was a very good beer, very representative of its style.

08-22-2011 23:45:11 | More by olimpia84
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.8%

From 8/15/11 tasting notes.

500 ml bottle poured into weissbier flute.

A) Darker than I expected. Not quite dunkel dark, but a pretty deep and slightly murky amber. A good two inches of white head, not much retention, not much lacing.

S) Wheat and yeast, spiced banana bread. Smells pretty good.

T) Wheat, clove, banana sweetness. Nice aftertaste.

M) A medium body. This is well carbonated. It is crisp and refreshing. It goes down with ease, and has a pretty good feel and finish.

O) This is a solid hefeweizen. Glad I picked this one up, and would certainly recommend it. Prost...

08-21-2011 13:44:35 | More by RoamingGnome
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fitzy84

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -7.3%

The bottle poured with a very hazy, dark brown color with a slight yellow hue to the beer. Large, frothy head that eventually dissipated to some patchy lacing and thin head. A slightly roasted aroma, almost almond like, with some spice and fruit. A good whiff gave me a full flavoring of the aromas, which were quite nice. The taste is a bit lacking though, compared to the full body aroma of the beer. Moderately bitter with some bready flavors, but nothing that really stands out. The mouthfeel gave it a slightly refreshing, light body with a good carbonation. Overall, great aromas and body, but slightly lacking in the flavor compared to the potential.

08-21-2011 02:09:50 | More by fitzy84
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%

Hazy brownish orange, 2.5 fingers white head, good lace left on the glass. Smell is of banana, bubble gum sweet notes, yeasty, clove and some bread like malts. Taste is malty and lightly sweet, clove and banana, yeasty with a light to medium bitterness, bready banana finish and aftertaste. Med to high carbonation, medium body, lightish feel. Very drinkable stuff and quite enjoyable, this is one of my favourites that is always available near me, solid brew.

08-15-2011 21:40:10 | More by peensteen
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%

Pours cloudy amber with a large off white head with good retention and spotty lacing. The aroma has bananas and cloves. Smells very nice.

Tastes much like the aroma, but a little bit lighter. Still very good. Sweet and somewhat spicy with bananas and cloves. The clove flavor is stronger than the banana flavor, and I would prefer it to be the opposite. Still good though.

Light bodied, medium carbonation, with a slight banana / bubblegum aftertaste. A nice beer for a warm summer day.

08-11-2011 01:26:18 | More by hardy008
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%

500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.
10.315 on the back label.

A - The label wasn't lying when it claimed the beer to be amber! Light amber but amber none the less. Despite a half-full bottle swirl, the beer remains clear. That's too bad. Strong carbonation keeps the four-finger head afloat for a while but the sparkly pile leaves no lace. Appearance gets an ugly muddy color when the dregs are added.

S - Big yeast nose classic of the German hefe, there's a bouquet of damp clay earth, banana, and spicy coriander. Subtle wheat and pale malt develop in the background.

T - Earthy more than anything, the yeast takes over in flavor adding plenty of clay and dirt notes. Banana and clove fall to the back while the soft wheat is elevated more than in the nose.

M - Creamy and smooth despite the high level of carbonation, this medium-bodied hefe is both smooth and belch-inducing.

O - A little ugly in appearance but otherwise good across the board, this weiss has all the classing makings of a hefe, it just doesn't fit together exactly right like some others.

08-08-2011 02:19:54 | More by BeerFMAndy
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber, seems a bit dark for the style. There are two fingers of light tan head that fade quickly to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Lots of spice notes, cloves etc. There is a more mild fruit note, reminds me of banana. Lots of sweet malt as well. Quite nice.

Taste: Unfortunately, the taste doesn't stand up to the smell. All the same things are there, but the banana and clove notes don't pop. There is some bready malt as well. The finish has a slight bitterness to it. Good, but not great.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with carbonation on the high side of medium. The finish is dry.

Overall: I enjoyed this beer, but there are other beers of this style I would pick first. Not bad by any means, but not my go to either.

08-08-2011 00:02:50 | More by oline73
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Brabander

Netherlands

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%

I bought this bottle last year when i was in Germany. Had it all the time in the back of the fridge, saw it today for the first time, forgot all about it. Best before feb 2011, whoops a bitt over date...

Poured in my Struise glass this beer surprises me. Fluid is like tea with a huhge white bubbly head. Very nice carbonation.

Smell is like Hoegaarden, a bit of a dry twist. Not spectacular.

Taste is ok, the corbonation is felt in the mouth.

08-01-2011 20:22:14 | More by Brabander
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RickS95

Indiana

3.55/5  rDev -10.6%

Not like I expected. Medium brown in the glass. Only slightly hazy. Medium head with little retention. Near the end of the pour I gave it a good swirl and got some particulates which saved it a bit.

Smells nice. A combination of spices (cloves) and funky, almost fruity yeast.

The spices carry over to the tastes, but there's not much else there. It's a bit earthy, but the spice remains constant.

Pretty thin in the mouth. Almost a slight watered down flavor. Lacks any kind of bitterness.

Better than average, but not quite good. Bordering on light-bodied which is a deal breaker for me. Again, not a bad beer, but my expectations were pretty high.

08-01-2011 02:15:28 | More by RickS95
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Converge

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

500ml bottle poured into a 22.3oz (660ml) weizen glass.

A - Pours with just over three fingers of fizzy, light tan head; not much retention, but some. Much darker in color than expected. It's kind of a hazy amber-orange brown.

S - A lot of cloves and spicy, yeast bread malt. Sweet citrus and light wheat are also easily detected. There's a distinct spice in there, but I can't quite put my finger on it. Every time I go to take a drink, it smells absolutely delicious.

T - A rather simple taste compared to the aroma. Upfront it's yeasty and bready, without much else on the initial taste. The citrus is much more mild than expected. Light clove and a hint of banana round out the flavor, but I was expecting a bit more in this department. The flavor certainly has a darker character to it than the average hefeweizen. It's still quite enjoyable, but it does feel a little flat compared to some of its contemporaries.

M - The carbonation feels smooth, but crisp. Light to medium feeling body. The refreshing and light character of the beer is complimentary of the style, but could have been executed with a little more zip in the feel.

D - A very enjoyable and refreshing beer, but for the style I've had better. Still, it had a nice flavor, it was smooth, and it went down easy. It doesn't possess a complex flavor or have a fantastic feel to it, but I certainly enjoyed it.

07-26-2011 04:40:07 | More by Converge
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

4.09/5  rDev +3%

Picked up a single 500 mL bottle along with some other randoms. This hefe pours an opaque, cloudy brown colour, a bit darker than I'd expect from a wheat beer. Atop this is seated a creamy, puffy, ample two-finger head that dies down to a more manageable level over the next few minutes. A creamy cap remains in place for most of the session. The smell is a blend of wheat, yeast, cloves and some banana, hitting on basically all of the textbook hefe notes. Enticing so far.

Taste is dominated by bready malt character; wheat and yeast are the major flavours but there are also some banana notes. These all take the front seat, with subdued clove and coriander spiciness rounding out the back. A little sweet overall (not overwhelmingly so) with a little bit of a sticky tang in the mouth afterward. Wheat and yeast linger in the aftertaste, but not terribly long. Thin to medium-bodied, and silky-smooth going down.

Years ago this was the first hefe I ever had the pleasure of trying and it's still one of the best. A great summer session beer that is highly recommended.

[Updated Feb. 18 2014]

Another bottle, this time comparing it side-by-side with a few other German hefes (Weihenstephaner, Paulaner and Erdinger). This one probably has the most phenolic character of the four, with a decent clove/coriander bite as well as some peppery spice - in fact, the bite is probably strong enough to limit this one's sessionability. While Schneider Weisse Tap 7 doesn't quite wow me the way it used to, it's still a fabulous brew and remains one of my favourite examples of the style.

Final Grade: 4.09, an A-.

07-26-2011 00:47:46 | More by thehyperduck
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horshack7

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%

Appearance: This one is quite dark for a Hefeweizen it leans towards a light mahogany color with about an inch worth of head.

Aroma: A solid amount of banana along with a wisp of clove. There are some phenolic alchol notes. Malts are present they lend a dark bread aroma. As for the hops primarly citrus with a slight touch of spice in the back.

Taste: Banana and clove bits. the hops carry a mild citrus note but it leans more towards the floral side. Malts are nicely bready. The mouthfeel is nice and crisp solid carbonation all the way around.

Notes: Such a great Hefeweizen from a great brewery. Cheers.

07-25-2011 01:53:21 | More by horshack7
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

A - Cloudy wheat body, several shades darker than most standard wheats. Closer to a dark amber. Sturdy beige head good retention.

S - Tangy and spiced with earthy bread grains. A little yeasty and slight fruit notes.

T - A crisp, sweet and tangy wheat flavor. Mild spice and a yeast kick. Bread and a hint of banana and alcohol warmth.

M - Chewy, yet refreshing. Medium body with a clean finish.

O - A good quality wheatbeer and a classic.

07-24-2011 20:21:17 | More by BeerForMuscle
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%

Look: the beer pours an orange-yellow color with a nice head.
Smell: Wheat, yeast, spicy hops, clove and some banana
Taste: Yeast, wheat, banana, pepper, clove, malts and almond.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation.
Overall: Nice spicy brew

07-23-2011 21:18:11 | More by rvdoorn
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dansmcd

Australia

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%

A - A solid thick head with long retention. Quite dark for a hefe.

S - Honey, floral blend.

T - Bread flavour balanced nicely with banana grass and citrus.

M - Light body, smooth carbonation.

O - Extrememly drinkable. A silky, mellifluous wheat beer. Look out for it.

07-21-2011 05:08:10 | More by dansmcd
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PeprSprYoFace

California

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%

Poured into a weizen glass. Pours deeper amber than other weizens. Very nice eggshell white head and lacing.

Aroma isn't as strong as others but has a bit more maltiness. Has the typical weizen clove and bit of banana.

Taste is the same. Has a bit more malt than average but has a decent clove and banana character.

Mouthfeel has a nice smoothness too it. Almost like nitro. Nice carb.

Overall a solid weizen. Would buy this one again for sure.

07-20-2011 05:44:57 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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schlimenhaumer

New York

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a mustachioed pint glass at low altitude.

A: Surprisingly dark, like semi-opaque whiskey. Fluffy two-finger cream-colored head with around a minute of retention and not too much lacing.

S: Wheat and yeast come through the most, but there are some prominent banana esters as well, along with less pronounced citrus zest and coriander in the background.

T: Starts out with the wheat and yeast notes from the smell, then follows with a somewhat surprising bubblegum flavor and a faint hint of bitterness. A pleasant sweet taste hangs on between drinks.

M: Starts out creamy and slick, but ends with some dryness that keeps you coming back for more.

D: Can't get much better than a cold one of these.

07-19-2011 00:02:58 | More by schlimenhaumer
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Domingo

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%

Ah, the “old school” weissbier from Schneider.
Had this many times, although this review is from notes on the beer on tap at the Weissesbrauhaus in 6/11.
Medium to dark brown. Lots of head, pretty much measured to the lines on the glass without a second thought.
The nose is spicy. A mix of bananas, bread, cloves, and nutmeg.
Flavor-wise, it falls right in between the fruit heavy offerings, and those that tend to lean toward spice notes. One nuance is how much the malts shine here. Bready up-front, with the fruity phenols kicking in a second later. A little bit of earthy spice hits the back of the palate, but not numbing or heavy. There's a little bit of tanginess that adds a little fruity touch in the end, too.
Texture is okay for easy drinking, but it falls into that class of wheat beers that come off a tiny bit chalky. Nothing too bad, but more than some.
Tasty – a classic. Not my absolute favorite from them, but still one of the benchmarks for the style.

07-18-2011 20:27:41 | More by Domingo
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argock

Virginia

3.48/5  rDev -12.3%

Served on-tap in a white wine glass at Horse & Hound (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Dull dishwater brown with short cap of off-white head with a single thin line of lace.

S: Strong clove aroma with bubblegum and banana serving as role players.

T: THe flavor is also more clove than most hefeweizens. The bubblegum sweetness contrasts well with this flavor, and there is an ample amount of banana prior to the finish, which ends much more tart than average.

M: A medium mouthfeel without the lush thickness of Paulaner's version. Evenly carbonated.

O: A decent version of the style, but both Paulaner and Weihenstephaner has this one beat. Kind of ho-hum.

07-16-2011 02:56:18 | More by argock
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srandycarter

California

3.4/5  rDev -14.4%

A - Fairly clear dark honey, not much head, small ring and not much lace.

S - Mostly grass, with small malt and hops backdrop.

T - Coriander, grassy, nice subtle grassiness.

M - Light bodied, good carb, fair balance.

D - Not my favorite beer, but nice to try.

07-12-2011 03:51:45 | More by srandycarter
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured into a Weizen glass from a 500ml bottle.

A - Pours a darker than usual caramel color with a very nice froth white head. It is about 1 inch tall and is white with some nice densely packed bubbles.

S - Fresh baked bread, toasty malt and grain is present. There is some nice slight banana bread notes present as well as some slight clove spice. There is also a very earthy hop bitterness on the back end of the nose.

T & M - Starts off very clean and crisp. Bready malt comes up quick with some nice wheat grain notes following. There is some slight caramel sweetness. The banana bread notes are fresh and toasty. Some crisp spice on the back end that finishes with a dry and refreshing bitter bump from some hops. Pretty decent Hefe. Perfect for summer. Refreshing, light and crisp.

O - Very delicious brew with some nice well crafted malt notes and delicious wheat notes. Very good example of the style and an easy find in MO.

06-29-2011 22:58:53 | More by JoEBoBpr
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4000qtrap

Missouri

3.85/5  rDev -3%

Source/Serving: 500mL bottle

S: Abundant, but soft, dry clove character with a moderate depth of complexity that tends towards bubblegum. A touch of sweet pear toasted toffee and a light, dry mineral character. Banana is there, but well hidden. Grainy wheat character is well into the background.

T: Slightly sweet toasted malt hits first with the juicy apple/pear fruit character and light spiciness hide the wheat character. The center dries out slightly and an interesting clove/phenol character shines through in a mellow, relaxed fashion. Soft, supple wheat also pops up into the profile alongside toasted caramel. Bright carbonation keeps this light on the palette. Very refreshing from the bright, juicy apple/pear fruitiness, banana is undetectable. Finish regains the apple/pear quality but stays semi-dry and is balanced by a biting clove/phenol spices that linger for a while.

Notes: Super refreshing for the German weizen style.

06-25-2011 23:34:05 | More by 4000qtrap
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev +5.8%

Poured from a 16.9 ounce bottle into a NOLA pint glass. Thanks frostpool!

A: Deep, hazy, bronzed gold color with lots of cloudy yeast and fine, wheat malt sediment. A two-finger head of dense, creamy carbonation built atop the brew and left a bit of nice lacing.

S: Loads of spicy, fruity esters and funky wheat and yeast aromas. Classic banana, clove, white and black pepper, lemon peel, orange rind and musty wheat malts fill the nose.

T: Sweet, juicy citrus and banana flavors come through the malt first before a sturdy wheat taste hits the palate. Some mild, herbal and grassy hops come around mid palate to dry things out and send the brew down with a spicy, yeasty and slightly tart finish. Well-crafted and balanced through and through.

M: Medium-full bodied hefe with wheat and yeast sediment to chew on, but the flavors are balanced and satisfyingly smooth.

O: Scneider & Sohn Original is a classic hefe and what it lacks in flashiness it more than makes up for in dependability of flavor and craftsmanship. At 5.4% ABV, it makes a nice apertif and would be a nice match for some lemon-butter sole or a Bavarian pretzel with grain mustard. Very good stuff.

06-25-2011 15:47:39 | More by Gambrinus1184
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indesertum

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

one finger white foam. retention lasts several seconds. amber brown in color. a little dark for a hefeweizen

smells like wheat. a little bit of bubble gum. not too aromatic

strongly tastes of wheat and that hint of bubble gum is in there too. cloves, a little caramel, wonderfully complex. lots of spices.

mouthfeel is light. carbonation is lively. finish is pretty short.

this really isnt a sipping beer. it's more of a drink heartily with food beer. might buy again, but there are other hefeweizens i enjoy more.

06-20-2011 19:54:02 | More by indesertum
Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 1,356 ratings.