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

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1,317 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,317
Reviews: 749
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 34
Gots: 55 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Weisse Original.

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3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a bottle into my arrogant bastard pint glass. The head is a fluffy white foam about a finger thick at the top of the brew. It dissipates slowly leaving a thick lace on the glass. The body is a dense tan color, almost like a cross between an orange and a lemon.

The smell is that distinct of a german wheat beer (as opposed to the american style of it). It's got just a hint of orange but has a ton of coriander on the nose. Very bready malt notes that lend to an interesting flavor.

The flavor is very refreshing, the wheat maltyness keeps a strong backbone while the european hops bring out some lemon-citrus flavors that are very well balanced between the sweet and sour opposites.

Great mouthfell, the fluffy head precludes a smooth refreshing brew that captivates all the senses.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2011 04:51:41 | More by dwilson01
Photo of atlason

New York

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

Pours a very hazy slightly light amber into Julius Echter Wiessbier glass. Head not too voluminous but with good retention.

Light citrus on the nose.

Mouthfeel is on the money, with wheaty viscocity combined with fairly high carbonation.

Taste is quite spicy and yeasty, with orange peel and christmas spices in the forground. No strong banana flavor. Wheat flavor pretty subdued.

Overall a very nice clean example of this classic style, no excesses on any dimension resulting in high drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2011 19:44:46 | More by atlason
Photo of Jinholic


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

Appearance - Cloudy orange lots of head almost no lacing.

Smell - Banana bread and clove some spices in the back.

Taste - Nice bready spice taste, pleasant after taste of hops.

Mouthfeel - Smooth lots of carbonation light to medium bodied.

Overall - Nice brew for its style but not perfect, if you can get it pick one up.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2011 04:59:17 | More by Jinholic
Photo of Cozzatoad


3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle

A- Deep dark orange, very dark for the style, with generous head and decent retention

S- Yeast is of course there while clove and banana give a sweet and at the same time spicy feel. The overall aroma is surprisingly spicy but feels very nice, maybe there's some help from the esters

T- Very sweet. The dominant character is, suprsingly, not bread but spiciness; a very pleasant and delicate spiciness, with strong hints of clove and a phenolic character. Then you can feel some fruity notes (banana of course but also citrus) and some herbal hop freshness on the tongue, that brings balance and adds some complexity. Very good but a bit too much on the sweet side to be able to bring a full range of flavours

M- Incredibly smooth, moderate carbonation and hence gentle on the palate without feeling too light, even because you can also feel some crispness on the tongue. A perfectly balanced beer

D- Refreshing, highly drinkable, enough complex: all you could ask for in a weizen

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 15:39:34 | More by Cozzatoad
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3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured into traditional German hefe glass
500 ml brown bottle

A: pours hazy. Deep gold into orange/amber. 2-3 finger tight, white head. Darker than most bavarian weissbiers. Beautiful.

S: Big clove and banana-estery aroma. Cracked wheat, light doughy biscuit. Yeast

T: Fluffy wheat (wonder bread?). Smooth and pleasant. Superb hop aftertaste lingers long. Clove throughout. Yeastiness. More toasted wheat flavor in comparisons to other well known beers of the style-- different, but good. Mid bottle, light citrusy notes emerge and maybe some slight tropical notes as well.

M: Medium to light. Filling, but not full (of that makes sense). Carbonation is little high, but suits the style.

D: Oh so easy and sessionable. Easy to enjoy on the patio in the summer (or on just about any afternoon in San Diego).

Notes: This is a really nice and unique version of the style in both appearance and aroma. It is (IMO) better than average out of the bottle, but superb off the tap.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2011 16:25:52 | More by SanDog
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3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a half liter bottle, the beer is strangely colored for a hefeweizen. Almost copper in color with a finger of soapy white head.

S: Rather heavy on the spice notes, mostly clove, with a bit of bubblegum to it. The banana is not super strong, but it is there and is sweet. A moderate breadiness, but not all that malty.

T: Sweet, but moderate in strength, banana flavors are present up front. Clove provides plenty of spice and is the bulk of the flavor here. Some decent bread and wheat, but, like the nose, not super heavy on the malt.

M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation.

D: A good hefeweizen, but not one of my favorites. Easy enough to drink, of course.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2011 23:21:41 | More by womencantsail
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Draught into schneider weisse pint glass in Berlin, Germany.

A: A hazy non-transparent light gold with a moderately creamy head of decent retention.

Sm: Light barley and... liquorice? What? It's there. Some hops too.

T: Creamy open to well built body of cream, barley, liquorice, and a hint of ginger on the finish.

Mf: Very fizzy and gentle on the palate. Carries the taste. Drys up on the finish, making me want the next sip.

Dr: Too carbonated and heavy (relative to its ABV) for extended drinking, but I'd certainly get it again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2011 03:04:53 | More by kojevergas
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3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up at Chevy Chase in DC. Served in a weizen glass.

Pours yellow-golden to bronze in color with a huge white eggshell head. Incredible retention on the super-thick head. The nose has a good yeast presence plus a bit of backing malt. The taste lays off quite a bit and there is mild yeastiness with some spice and a bit of banana. The malt simply takes over too much. There is a slight sweetness there as well. Body is medium with moderate carbonation. The clove comes through more in the finish. Pretty good and certainly easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2011 13:09:21 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of rings


4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Schneider Weisse is relatively common in the U.S. as they have been exporting since the early 1990's. Because so many people were introduced to weissbier with one of the blonde versions they often mistakenly refer to Schneider as a "Dunkelweiss," when it is actually an "Original" weissbier. This style is rather common among the smaller, traditional weissbier breweries in Bavaria, all of which are based loosely on Schneider's version.

It pours deep amber or light brown in color, with a bouquet full of expected banana and clove aromas. The initial sip is sweet and full, with a rounded and soft body, containing hints of earthy fruitiness. The finish is relatively clean. The head is creamy, but with larger bubbles than some versions and it does not hold as well as it does when fresh. I find that it takes a few sips of weissbier to truly get the palate adjusted. Once you get the idea, however, it leaves the tongue asking for more.

Original is a very consistent brew and holds up relatively well as an import (as opposed to many lighter weissbiers, which can become sour and tangy if incorrectly stored) and would never be a bad choice in my book. I'm happy to give it a very solid score and only a slight lack of complexity relative to some of its micro-cousins prevents this from earning top numbers over the board.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2011 20:28:25 | More by rings
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3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Erdinger weizen glass.

A - Pours a hazey honeycomb colour with a tight white head that reduces to a film and laces the glass.

S - Some banana and clove present.

T - Sweet banana, and clove and a bitter finish.

M - Smooth medium body and carbonation.

D - Nice easy drinking heffe

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2011 15:20:29 | More by eric5bellies
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Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a chilled glass

Appearance - dark ale, lots of head, off white, foamy, good lacing, hazy, min carbonation

Smell - banana, hops, sweet, vanilla

Taste - banana, little bitter, taste sweet at the start

Mouthfeel - good feel, light, added carbonation brings more banana fwd, smoother finish

Drinkability- good beer, smooth and nice tasting, light to drink, one worth stocking

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 00:33:09 | More by Swedes21
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4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - It's a definitely distinctive colour for hefeweizen, pretty but not prettiest. Clear brown colour, for me I just don't feel the charm of it

S- the smell feel heavy and citrus. A very distinctive smell

T- High citrus taste for german hefeweizen with abit of bitter. Again this is a beer with a very good character but I still feel it doesn't perfectly balance

M- Incredible mouthfeel. High carbonation. When dink cold it feels very refreshing. This shows why a beer is one of the best beverage in the world because there are no other beverage can make this feeling

D- well, I wouldn't say no to any beer and hefeweizen always make your day feel better

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2011 07:49:58 | More by Taera
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4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle, now available in Norway (Vinmonopolet, bestillingsutvalget). Cloudy / muddy brownish colour, large and lasting off-white head. Lovely hefeweizen aroma, full of ripe bananas and cloves, also notes of other spices, leather and tropical fruits. Flavour is zesty and mildly spicy, some citrus, and even decent hops for a h.w. Very nice!

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2011 06:24:06 | More by Sigmund
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North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a surprisingly dark burnt orange/brown with about 3 fingers off frothy off-white head. The head recedes quickly into a thin ring with no lacing. Not very attractive for a hefeweizen, which ideally should have a solid head throughout.

S: Lots of bananas and yeast on the nose with a nice, hearty bread aroma as well.

T: Similar to the aroma, there's some banana flavor up front followed by a hearty bread flavor. The finish is pleasantly yeasty, though there's a slight sour flavor in there as well at times.

M: Light body with medium carbonation and an overall crisp feeling. The crispness goes well with the yeasty bread flavors.

D: With the light and crisp body, it goes down pretty smoothly.

Overall, a pretty decent hefeweizen, though it's far from the most attractive.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2011 18:13:37 | More by n2185
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4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy yellow with huge creamy head. Descent retention and thick walls of lace.

S- Bananas, bubblegum and hint of clove. Wheat and earthy notes.

T- Banana upfront with other fruity notes, sweet with notes of citrus and a spicey finish of cinnamon and clove.

M- Creamy and smooth

D- Very easy to drink, sweet and creamy. Very nice for its style.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 05:05:35 | More by JayS2629
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4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: beautiful cloudy yellowish brown; enormous head
S: wonderful bouquet of sweet banana
T: well-rounded belgian-style wheat beer; hints of cherry; banana in the aftertaste; bottle conditioning isn't cloying; nicely sweet

Very nice version of a hefe. In fact, one of the few that might impress one who doesn't like the genre.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2011 00:42:48 | More by Arithmeticus
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Czech Republic

4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - full and shining gold color. Lighter on the bottom of the bottle and darker on the top - exceptional.
S - refreshing smell - most of bananas, maybe fried bananas or candied and a little bit of cinnamon.
T - starts with nice banana, followed by clove and ends again with bananas
M - medium body with medium carbonation
D - very much drinkable! dangerous! :)

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2011 06:41:48 | More by pinkano
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New Jersey

3.05/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Interesting looking brew. Muddy light brown in the middle and slight yellow approaching gold on the edges. It looks like smog mixing with the sunlight. Looks extremely carbonated with bubbles shooting aggressively upward.

I smell floral hops, wheat and citrus. A slight metalic smell is present as well. Quite an interesting smell for sure.

Wheat, cinnamon spice, citrus -- I'm thinking orange peel, floral hops. Mainly wheat and the citrus are the main tastes; it's interesting but not that great.

Body isn't that thick... Kinda on the light side. Carbonation isn't crazy as I thought it was going to be but is there. Feels okay.

I don't think I want to have another one. It's not horrible but I'm just not into it. It's a little blah for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2011 06:21:17 | More by 9InchNails
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3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Until now, only had this beer as draft in Bolzano, Italy.

Poured a dark, rich, thick, cloudy amber, with a two-finger snow-white, frothy head. Thick lacing persists.

Rich and fruity aroma. I'm picking up ripe bananas and a slightly cinammon apple spice.

A slightly bitter hoppy backbone supports a cinnamon-spiced citrus flavored body. An initial hint of banana rapidly dissapates.

Mouthfeel thick but not heavy. Noticeable carbonation.

Drinkability good, goes down easy. Alcohol prevalent.

Although the import bottled version is a bit watered down compared to the European full-bodied draft that I recall, overall, a tasty Hefeweizen, worth a few extra bucks.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 02:15:06 | More by Kitt
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a darker than most hefe-weizens with a straw/golden color with a massive, light head that very slowly recedes.

Aroma is bready malt and wheat, lots of banana and a few other bright fruits. Very staight forward and refreshing.

Taste is crisp, mildly tart and bready with accents of banana and apple. A very slight hop bitterness shows itself midway through and the finish leaves tart wheat flavors. Not a whole lot going on here.

Mouthfeel is medium/light bodied with high carbonation.

Overall I have had much more bready, flavorfull and refreshing wheat beers, this one is good and well crafted, but not my favorite. It is a bit thin. I wish I could try this beer in Germany, I'm sure it's a completely different animal.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2011 05:18:35 | More by trevorjn06
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4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- Dirty, straw-gold pour, massive two-finger head with a thick, lasting lace. Billows of carbonation that thins after a minute.

Smell- Sweet, malty scent.

Taste- Spicy, sweet taste if fruit and a little cinnamon.

Mouthfeel- Medium body with heavy carbonation.

Drinkability- Great brew! It has a spicy taste of fruit that is enhanced by powerful aromas and heavy carbonation. Well balanced and finished with a hint of cinnamon.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2011 23:17:35 | More by PubliusII
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New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of a bottle, it poured cloudy yellow/gold, with two fingers of white, decent retention, and average lacing. Visible carbonation. Very citrusy nose, relative to the also apparent banana, clove, and bubble gum. The flavor mirrored the aroma, with lemon citrus also penetrating the palate, up to a spicy dry finish. Creamier, with less carbonation than expected. Great session weisse beer, though I was put off a little by the degree of lemon citrus.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2010 01:42:36 | More by donniecuffs
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4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Weizen glass.

A - Pours a bit darker then I'd expected, almost a light caramel color, obviously cloudy. 2-finger white head dissipates quickly, leaving a chunky haze on the surface.
S - Big aromas of roasted banana, spicy clove, yeast and a bit of bubblegum. Kinda between a hefe and a dunkel, but very nice.
T - Notes of banana, clove, wheat and more yeast. The banana hits in the beginning and the finish, and lingers for some time. Slightly sweet, but not cloyingly so, this is an expertly balanced hefeweizen.
M - Medium bodied, nice and smooth with medium-high, crisp carbonation.
D - Very drinkable, but I absolutely love the style and this is a great example!

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2010 04:55:12 | More by jsanford
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3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: Cloudy, dark for the style, a rich brown. Darker than expected, almost like a dunkel weizen appearance.

Smell: Yeasty, with banana and clove notes typical of Bavarian yeast. Also some slightly pungent euro hops.

Taste: Almost like a pale wheat ale. Definate wheat with muted banana being balanced by a grassy bitterness. This is a hefeweizen in the raw, straw and hay like flavors abound. Alot of hop flavor for a Hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, smooth finish, good level of carbonation.

Drinkability: A decent wheat, but not as tasty as the rest of the Schneider lineup. This was a rather average interpretation of the style, but the hops and grains used were certainly authenticly German.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2010 07:42:46 | More by Stinkypuss
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New York

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Amber with some cherry highlights. Light head with weak retention.

S - Clove, banana, touch of peppermint, some light alcohol as it warms.

T - Tough to nail down. Light toast, smooth yeast, hint of peppermint, fleeting banana. Aftertaste is herbal hops.

M - Almost no carbonation to speak of. Smooth though. The alcohol and hops leave a light tingling in your mouth.

D - Mild flavors and a light mouthfeel make it fairly drinkable

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2010 01:33:02 | More by vfgccp
Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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