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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

1,485 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,485
Reviews: 774
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 41
Gots: 126 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-03-2002

Formerly Schneider Weisse Original.
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Photo of traumaqueen
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of MichaelBigbone
4.73/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A German guy turned me on to this and now it's one of my favorites....hard to find it on tap in the US...bottles are at bevmo.

It's an unfiltered wheat so the appearance will be cloudy and a rich brown w slight orangey color. A very rich full head that will snow cone if you poor it right. Always a little water in the glass to activate the yeast.

The distinct nutmeg really comes out which I've only seen attempted duplication by ale works which can't be compared.

Overall a very fine weisse beer. Best weisse I've had. Can't drink the American ones like widmer anymore...

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

Poured into a Weizenglass, the color of the beer is a very cloudy orange, brown gold. The white creamy builds a beautiful three fingers high. Good retention for a Weizenbeer and good lacing.
The smell is fruity and hints bubble gum, but is not strong.
Tasting the beer the bubble gum will be up front, but is quickly checked by clove and fruit flavors. In the middle a slight sour zest taste is dominant. At the end the yeast binds all the flavors to a nice finish.
A very drinkable everyday Hefeweizen. Great job!

Photo of jar2574
3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Great big white head over very cloudy yellow/brown beer. Excellent head retention. A great looking beer. Nice banana clove smell. Could be stronger but no complaints.

Taste: Easy to drink hefeweizen with a touch of sourness that lingers, and some slight acidity. Interesting mouthfeel with the sourness and clove flavors and more creaminess than most hefeweizens. A solid beer, a good hefeweizen, but not outstanding.

Photo of jeanphony
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of jeremy13586
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle poured in to weizen glass.

Dark cloudy amber, almost brown, with some floaties. Off white and fluffy two-finger head. Bubbles running up the side of the glass. Left a little bit of sticky lacing.

Estery banana and clove with some sweet malts. Some spice and bubblegum as well. not the most complex smelling hefe, but very promising.

Malted wheat, with banana and cloves. Pretty sweet. A very minor note of cinnamon with a yeasty and metallic finish.

Full bodied and creamy. Nice carbonation with a very smooth finish.

It got very yeasty at the bottom of the glass (I kicked up pretty much all the yeast in the bottle). Very enjoyable except for the metallic taste. Could have been from the yeast, but I don't know. The bottle was pretty cold, so some of the qualities were probably stifled. Will have to try again at a warmer temp.

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

APPEARANCE: Amber, with fast strings of delicate bubbles. Cloudy. Nice smooth head. Plenty of sludge left in the bottom of the bottle.

SMELL: Bay leaves, banana.

TASTE: Fruity sherbet flavour on the back of the tongue. Piquant is the word that springs to mind. Tingly, tangy and sharp. Further down the glass the fruit becomes more hidden. Loses a bit of flavour.

OVERALL: A great hefe-weizen from a great brewer. Actually, I'm not finding it half as complex as some other reviewers have described. For me, it's quality lies in its zestfulness (I had to consult my thesaurus for this review). Really refreshing because I've been drinking a lot of sleepy weissbiers lately. I think I still prefer Weihenstephaner; a beer that makes me want to put on lederhosen and start slappling my thighs. Nevertheless, I've really taken to the Schneider Weisse range.

Photo of locckdown
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Dave1999
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy, cloudy dark orange.

The smell was sweet, bananas and bubble gum.

The taste was a little fruity, with bananas and apples with some malts and even a little hops.

Felt quite creamy in the mouth with a medium amount of carbonation.

Overall one of the best hefeweizens I've had. Had a bit more flavour than some examples but was still very refreshing.

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

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a generic weizen glass.

A: Beautiful amber color, with hues between bronze and copper. Pours with an ample white head. Only produced slight lacing while drinking.

S: Couldn't smell much, but that may have just been my nose. Yeast and esters mostly with hints of banana.

T: Reminiscent of a dunkelweisse. Bold wheat flavours with clove and spice and a yeasty finish. Almost a bit boozy, phenolic finish. Well-balanced for bitterness.

M: A bit astringent on the tongue with some tang, but goes down very smooth.

Overall: To me, the classic German hefeweizen for all-around drinkability. It might not wow you, but it won't disappoint. Underrated and worth drinking.

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

1 pint, .9 fl oz bottle (500 ml). Amber-brown appearance. Off-white head. Good retention. Rim holds steady.

Estery aroma with yeast & over ripe banana. Smooth & fruity. Floral & spicy. Bubble gum. Excellent smell; hard to describe better than that.

Lovely taste. Bright flavors. Bananas, peppery hops, wheat bread. Cloves. Hints of ginger. Bitterness level is just right; absolutely masterful. A bit of booze shows.

Notes: glad I grabbed this one. Schneider Weisse is greatly revered in decades-old beer books I own so it was only a matter time before I tried what they've been offering since before I was born. In this case, definitely a brew worth imbibing.

Photo of cdrogers
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle to weizen glass.

Poured a hazy, unfiltered dark copper color with a large off-white head. Nice smell of lightly sweet malts. Tasted a slight citrus with the mild sweet malts and was not extremely bitter. The bitterness only stayed shortly on the way down. Had a nice carbonation and the flavor profile was balanced from first sip to the end. Was a great hef. and highly recommend trying.

Purchased for $4.69 /bottle here in southern Illinois.

Photo of oldp0rt
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Padraic
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of pixieskid
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Intrinsic
3.23/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm a little bit disappointed with the colour of this beer. It reminds me more of waste water with a foamy head than beer. Not what I would call appetizing. However, it does smell nicer than it looks, with a floral bouquet that well-prepares you for the taste. It's actually quite refreshing despite its looks and is quite dry. Overall, I'd only say this is average because its looks take it down quite a few notches IMHO.

Photo of bladman
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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

The giant 1L stein is a somewhat amber color. Small white head on top, but that might have to do with the pout. They wanted more beer than head.

More balanced than I was expecting. Bubble gum, banana, and clove are there, and not one dominates or takes over. different, but nice. None of those flavors really come out too much, the overall levels are lower than that of Weihenstephaner or Ayinger.

Its a bit darker, which means a touch more caramel flavor, and yes. Its there. The normal Yeast esters take a backseat to the Dunkelweisse feeling. I would almost categorize this as as a Dunkelweisse.

Photo of StoicBeast
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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

Pours an unusual hazy copper-orange with a big, fluffy slightly off-white head. Much darker pour than most hefes. Big time clove aroma. Clove, white pepper, wheat and tiny banana notes. Taste begins with some light clove and spicy yeast notes which quickly transforms into a smooth, sweet, sticky wheat beer. Sweet bready caramel malts and lingering wheat flavors. A quick rush of tingling lemon and banana at the very end finish this one out. Not as light and crisp as I have come to expect from the German crafted Hefes, this one almost tastes more like a Dunkel.

Photo of RoryOMoore
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of LukeONeill
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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

500 ml bottle into weizen glass, bottled 4/26/2011. Pours hazy golden orange color with a nice 2-3 finger fairly dense off white head with great retention that reduces to a thic cap that lingers. Some decent lacing on the glass, with plenty of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of big banana, clove, citrus, pepper, bubblegum, bready wheat, and yeast spices. Nice and well balanced aromas, with good complexity. Taste of big banana, clove, pepper, citrus, bubblegum, wheat, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of citrus, banana, pepper, and clove on the finish for a bit. Nice balance of flavors. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a fairly creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel. Very smooth and drinkable, with no alcohol presence noticed at all as expected. Overall this is an excellent and drinkable hefeweizen. Nice complexity and great balance.

Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 1,485 ratings.