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

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Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany | website

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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Reviews: 808 | Ratings: 1,683
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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Photo of Globetrotter
4.42/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tall tapered neck brown half liter bottle with a fairly elaborate multi-colored label. Purity law applies, of course. Best before 8/29/04, I opened it on 4/4/4.

Pours a lovely cloudy copper, much darker than a "normal" Hefeweizen (I would have called this a dunkles Hefeweizen), under a one finger off white head that lacks in contour and is a bit too thin. The head sticks around a little while, but leaves no lacing (Disclaimer: I drank this while sitting with my kid in the bath, so the humidity might have something to do with the head retention). The nose is subdued but right - spice and yeast. The mouth is very prickly and fairly light. There's a good blend of spice (coriander, nutmeg), yeast and wheat. Nothing dominates, all are in harmony. There are no hops. The yeast and spice finish together, with the malt coming back to determine the aftertaste. This is a very good Weizen.

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Photo of tjd25
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours an orange-copper color. The large head disappears quickly. The usual hefe weizen aromas, wheat and yeast, and a salty sweetness, if that exists.

Classic hefe weizen taste: wheat, yeast, some citrus. Grapefruit and lemon. The mix of salt and sweetness kind of bites the tongue (I don't think that's the best description, but I couldn't find anything better...). No bananas, unlike other hefe weizen. Nice carbonation. Some thickness in the aftertaste, light hints of hops. Very drinkable, like other hefe weizen. Not outstanding in its style, but a decent example of it.

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

Pours a clear brown brew, might have a bit of yeast haze to it.

Smell is smell is wheat and yeast and a bit spicy.

Taste is the standard hefe flavor. A bit sweet with a strong grain background. Has a dark bread flavor.

Mouthfeel is good.

A good drinkable darker wheat beer.

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Photo of GreenWBush
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Properly presented in .5L logo glass from bottle.

This pours out a ruby hazed bronzish color with a huge white cloud of head. You cannot see through this beer due to the traditional hefe bottle conditioning.

Even in a restaurant, where I usually discount lack of adequate lacing due to washing methods there was a spectacular Brussel's lace throughout the glass.

The nose is big wheat tones cut by a slight whiff of medicinal alcohol.

Nice tones of orange and lemon in the yeast profile as well as the expected lightness of wheat-being. The hops at the end proved to be quite powerfully cleansing and are especially evident in this brew, which is always a plus in my book. Really makes the beer seem refreshing. I'd love to drink one on the hottest of summer days, but works damned well in the winter. The mouthfeel is lucious, but with slight hints of a "Coke" like character that I didn't like.

There is a little too much sweetness to the finish of this beer, but overall a good "gold standard" for other beers to match up to. I enjoyed this thorougly except for the fact that it disappeared much too quickly.

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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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Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 808 ratings.