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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

1,381 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,381
Reviews: 758
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 37
Gots: 79 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-03-2002)
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Photo of dpnelson1978
4.05/5  rDev +2%

500ml bottle into Duvel tulip.

$5.49 / ea.

S: Honey and wheat with some ripe fruit and cloves on the side.

A: Hazy dark amber body with a loose 1 1/2 finger head that leaves some cover but no lacing.

T: Banana, clove, and wheat. No noticeable honey flavor, but wonderful none-the-less.

M: Light to medium body with medium carbonation.

D: Very good, and a great session beer. Goes down fast, and doesn't overwhelm the senses.

O: Typical abv, low price, light, sweet, and delicious!

dpnelson1978, Nov 01, 2009
Photo of kiddynamite920
4.13/5  rDev +4%

Was surprised with the appearance of this beer. Much darker and cloudier than any hefe I've come across so far. Sort of resembles a cloudy glass of iced tea. Looks very appealing. Smells great. Has quite an aroma of banana and clove with some yeast present. There is some faint spice notes on the nose. The taste is quite exceptional. Big bready taste with a nice spice coming at the end. Very malty and sweet. Isn't thin like other hefs I've had, has a very nice mouthfeel. Drinkability is great, but not usually a style of beer I could have more than 2 of.

kiddynamite920, Oct 31, 2009
Photo of TLove
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%

Solid, cloudy orange/amber to Hefeweizen glass. Fervent head up front that settles on the edges of the glass, yeasty body with scents of apple, banana, and lemon citrus. A touch more beery than aromatic on the smell side, but comes to its own on the taste and mouthfeel. Great, banana malty taste with tons of yummy yeast and a fantastic finish (really overdoing it with the alliterations, I know).

A rounded, pear taste in the finish, but the beer inexplicably slips away down the throat and leaves its taste residue on the back on the throat rather than the front of the mouth. This may be my last summer hefeweizen, so I intend to take my time and enjoy this one.

TLove, Oct 20, 2009
Photo of allboutbierge
4/5  rDev +0.8%

A straight up solid Weizen.

Color is somewhat between a Dunkelweizen and Hefeweizen with dominant orange and yellow golden hues. Big head of white with a couple drops of rich brown yeast. Aromas of pepper, banana, some pineapple, bread, no presence of bubblegum is noticeable. Flavors correspond. A bit grainer than other Hefes, in my opinion, even with yeast factored in. It finishes slightly sour. Solid.

allboutbierge, Oct 09, 2009
Photo of Natural510
4.13/5  rDev +4%

500ml bottle, dated 09.149

Pours a beautiful, soft head which resembles melted ice cream. Carbonation bubbles continually rise from bottom of glass in geyser-like fashion. A hazy copper/light-amber color, darker than I'm accustomed to in a hefeweiss bier.
Snappy banana-bread yeast nose, with clove cardamom and a bit of citrus in the aroma as well.
Trademark sour banana-clove flavors, with the funkiness of the yeast subdued. Wheat comes in heavy, issuing a well-rounded breaded feel. Malt sweetness is issued toward the end. Lightly dry, hoppy finish.
Well-carbonated without being gassy. Smooth and creamy, as expected.
What's not to like? You buy this hoping for a well-balanced weiss beer with a few distinct qualities and you are not disappointed. Goes down sour and finishes sweet. Nice.

Natural510, Oct 03, 2009
Photo of Billolick
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%

The classic hefe, medium sized bottle, has some dating info on the rear label, but it makes no sense to me. Pours dark apricot/brown, with almost a light purple blush. Fluffy light tan head, leaves ample thick lace. The familiar coriander and cloves both in the nose and following through in the flavor profile. Been enjoying this one for years, along with a lot of other beer lovers. Always tasty. You cant go to wrong giving this one a try.

Billolick, Oct 01, 2009
Photo of thepeter
3.93/5  rDev -1%

A - Cloudy dark orange. Much darker than I would have expected. This beer had a mattress of a head that stuck around long enough to sleep on all night.

S - Citrus, fresh picked apples and yeast. Not as aromatic
as other hefe's.

T - nice balance between the soft sweet malt, crisp citrus and faint hop presence. A bit of the citrus lingers and makes the mouth water at the back end.

M&D - soft and well carbonated. Crisp and clean on the tongue. great anytime , and all the time.

Went great with my dinner of fish and salad. Not too overpowering but still flavorful.

thepeter, Sep 27, 2009
Photo of Rayek
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%

On-tap at Weisses Brauhaus in Munich. Served in a Schneider Weizen glass.

A: On the dark side for this style. Cloudy orange amber colored, with active carbonation and a generous frothy eggshell cap. Head retention is excellent, but not much lace is left behind.

S: Lemon and clove stood out the most. Ripe banana and sourdough bread aromas are there, but subdued. I also detected a slight hint of plum.

T: Seems to lean a little toward the dunkel side of the weizen family, which made me happy. The fruitiness here is a combination of very ripe banana and mild plums. Very interesting. The cloves come on strong, along with lemon rind, to provide a sharp spicy tartness in the middle. Underneath rides a biscuit flavor from the malts. Finishes tart and dry, with a lingering spiciness.

M: The grainy body has a high level of tingling carbonation.

D: This is yet another of the very fine Hefeweizens I had on my trip. It wasn't my favorite, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. The relatively low ABV makes it go down easy. It paired well with the heavy pork dish I had it with.

Rayek, Sep 24, 2009
Photo of r0nyn
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weizen glass.

Darker than I expected out of a hefeweizen, that's for sure. A dark and hazy caramel color fills the glass with a nice-sized head. Smell is typical of hefes, very pronounced banana scents with malty undertones. There's also some other ripe fruit whiffs wafting about. Definitely one of the most interesting hefes I've smelled.

Taste is also typical of hefes, very pleasing banana flavoring with a good deal of bubblegum as well. There's some initial hoppy bitterness, which was both surprising and pleasant. The flavor is richer than most other hefes I've had, with a rather pronounced wheat component. The chewy, bready finish is also there, lingering into the aftertaste with some of the bitterness. It's got a medium body with a nice amount of carbonation, making the whole tasting experience very, very nice.

Drinkability is good, I could easily have another one of these. Overall, it's a lovely hefeweizen specimen with a uniquely distinct flavor that has a lot of things going for it. A great brew all around.

r0nyn, Sep 20, 2009
Photo of wnh
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%

9/2009
500 mL bottle poured into a weissbier glass.

Pours a thick, cloudy, chestnut-tinted dark amber--quite dark for a "white" beer--with a thick, frothy white head.
Spicy clove on the nose, with a subtle but bright fruitiness throughout. Rich and spiced on the palate, almost warming, with a touch of cocoa powder, subtle juicy fruit, and a sweetish almond nuttiness. Quite distinctive.
Lively and quite carbonated, with a light body that feels heavier than it is due to the carbonation.

A good hefe that hits the notes it should, while throwing in a few distinctive ones to make it interesting. Recommended.

wnh, Sep 19, 2009
Photo of TheQuietMan22
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%

Appearance: Poured a cloudy deep amber/caramel into a half liter weizen glass. It looks more like a dunkelweizen, but that's excusable. Two fingers of head rose and dissipated to a thick lacing.

Smell: The very definition of hefeweizen. It smells of ripe banana, apple, and cloves. The yeast is prominent and tinged with a slight hint of pepper spice. There's also a nuttiness, which others have labeled as nutmeg. I'll go with it.

Taste: No wonder they call it "The Original." It follows the smell, though it's not as potent. Maybe I let it warm too much. The bananas taste a few days old and the apple sweetness is much weaker. It's still tasty though. The yeast and wheat dominate.

Drinkability: True to style, it's just a little taste of heaven. It's clean and smooth and very flavorful. Who knew the 1870s tasted so delicious?

TheQuietMan22, Sep 19, 2009
Photo of BeerManDan
4.88/5  rDev +22.9%

This has to be the most balanced Weisse beer that has been brewed from Germany. The smell of
yeasty bread, cloves, banana and more hint of different spices was overwelming. It poured a hazy lemon color with some white foam and loads of lace retention. The aroma and taste were just out of this world. All components combined, make this Hefe-Weisse just out of this world

BeerManDan, Sep 15, 2009
Photo of BierFan
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: A bit darker than I expected. Looks like a substantial brew. Amber/orange with a small head. Once again, the head size is probably due to an improper poor on my part.

Smell: Sweet ripe bananas. Almost candy-like.

Taste: Bananas and a little yeast spiciness. Not the best hefeweizen I've ever had but it's pretty damned good.

BierFan, Sep 01, 2009
Photo of illidurit
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

500 mL bottle. Pours a light amber-orange with a big billowing beige head. Aroma is pretty potent with equal parts banana and bubblegum, with some nice clove as well. A bit of tropical fruit and an acidic character too. Flavor is tart and citric with lesser banana and vanilla notes. Not as creamy as a hefe ought to be. Doesn't really all come together quite right. Still decent.

illidurit, Aug 29, 2009
Photo of ecoastman
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%

Drinkability - One of my favourite hefe-weizens. A touch heavier than others but still very drinkable. Also usually slightly better priced. I always keep this one on hand since it is well available all-year around.

Appearance - dark murky brown with a haze as deep as you are willing to stir up the good sediments.

Smell - deeper than other similar german beers. I have a hard time pinning this one down but it does have the traditional banana bread, and clove aromas. It stands out from the others.

Taste - like the smell. It has the traditional hefe-weizen flavous but holds a deeper and richer flavour. A touch more earthy but that makes it more outstanding. I wouldn't consider this as refreshing as other beers of this style...but I love it.

Although I usually try to pour as much of the yeast sediment as possible in hefe-weizens, I prefer this beer with a little less of the "good" stuff - leave some at the bottom of the bottle.

Mouthfeel - smooth and creamy. Carbonation is held well.

ecoastman, Aug 27, 2009
Photo of erz316
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%

.5 L bottle into weihenstephan glass

A - darker than the usual hefeweizen. not to much head, though it is the usual bright white, and what there disspiates down to the usual sized layer. looks dark like a clover honey; I think that is the perfect comparison. just realized there was some yeast at the bottom of the bottle, colour is now a muddy orange brown.

S - a subtly wheaty nose, some fruity esters in the background, some yeast. the fruit notes are much better once the beer warms up. with the yeast added in the nose becomes much more fruity.

T - the updated taste has that characteristic yeast fizz in it. other than that the initial taste has a wheaty yeast taste, as is to be expected; some sweetness present. the finish has a more bitter taste, maybe hops, maybe alcohol. the after taste is pleasant but nothing to report home about: some sweetness with yeasty undertones. overall i'm not terribly impressed, not bad but not something to jump at.

MF&D - the feel is a bit thin, but the amount of carbonation is fine.

erz316, Aug 23, 2009
Photo of mintjellie
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%

The cloudy golden-brown body is capped by two and half inches of fluffy white head. The head leaves no lace behind as it steadily recedes. It smells of ripe fruit, banana, and clove. There's a sour note lingering in the background. Ripe fruit and spiced banana bread flavour. A hint of caramel. Refreshingly tart. Medium bodied with soft, lively carbonation. Very drinkable.

mintjellie, Aug 22, 2009
Photo of HalfFull
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%

Poured from a 500 ml. bottle into a weizen glass, this beer shows the darker side of Hefeweizen. An inch of white soapy head sits atop a hazy golden brown pour. Retention and lacing are good.

Smell is pleasant with strong yeast notes and a deep banana nose. Taste follows the nose and finishes with a flash of clean malt sweetness, yet is quickly drying on the close. A firm carbonation allows for a smooth feel and drink but does diminish more quickly than expected.

Overall, the deeper color seems to be a result of a richer malt base and effects the beer quite a bit. Nose is nice but not as complex as other Bavarian Hefe's, being somewhat cloaked. And there is a bit of caramel on the close, somewhat atypical to the style.

HalfFull, Aug 20, 2009
Photo of Spinshag
5/5  rDev +25.9%

.5L glass at my house (50L keg, 100% CO2 tank at appropriate pressure for temp as per Schneider specs)

NOTE - if you ever buy a keg yourself, you want the Schneider sankey and a pressure regulator for pouring.

A - It is bit hazier than the bottle pour since the yeast is mixed better. It has a deep amber color.

S - Clove, yeast, subtle wheat. The clove does not over power the subtle wheat taste. I spilled a bit when tapping and I believe this is the first beer not to leave a pungent residual smell.

T - The clove is well balanced. It reminds me of Weihenstephaner, but a little less banana flavor.

M/F - The carbonation is the best I have seen in a Bavarian weizen. The advertising from the brewery highlights this... a Champagne-like... nothing better on a warm/hot day.

D - It is very easily drinkable. I like this and Penn Brewery's Weizen better than any I have ever drank. I am not big on the over powering clove and banana taste that other Bavarian weizen bring.

Spinshag, Aug 14, 2009
Photo of ClevoPiwo
4.13/5  rDev +4%

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a 500ml glass. This beer is a nice color, perhaps a deep amber or light copper color. It pours with a very nice 2 finger width head that sits for a while and is more opaque than other hefeweiss biers.

The smell is very good: grainy with overtones of ripe fruit and spices. The smells aren't too overwhelming and seem to compliment each other nicely. Some weissbiers have a distinct banana smell to them, but this seems to be more balanced between fruity and grassy with some hints of spice.

The taste is fantastic; a little more of the banana comes through in the taste than in the smell. Otherwise, a big wheaty flavor with hints of fruitiness and some spice. The finish is pretty clean with a bit of the wheat flavor lingering on the palate.

Overall, very enjoyable and a great representation of the style. Crisp, clean, flavorful and refreshing! At the price, I will be drinking a lot of this in future.

ClevoPiwo, Aug 04, 2009
Photo of BeerSingh
3.85/5  rDev -3%

This is a great weisse. Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a tall weisse glass.

A : Golden amber colour with lots and lots of bubbling. 2 finger head that does not recede easily.

S : Fruity and yeasty notes. Clear smell of wheat dominates. Grassy.

T : Sweetness of fruits first which finishes with a yeasty / tart taste on the palate.

M : Nice and velvety mouthfeel which is a big contrast to the heavy carbonation. Amazing.

D : Anytime during the year, very enjoyable

BeerSingh, Aug 01, 2009
Photo of SingleCell
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured into my weizen glass after warming out of the fridge for a few mins.

A: Impressive rocky two inch white head atop a hazy worn copper coloured beer. The head faded slowly to 1/8 inch and had decent head retention thereafter.

S: Banana phenols from the yeast, sweet bubblegum, floral hops. The smell is fantastic yet slightly dulled.

T: Sweet but grainy malts, wheat and rye grains, banana bread like yeast, just a hint of bitter hops and allspice. The taste is very balanced in this beer; nothing is overpowering. It's actually a very nice taste.

M: Heavy fine carbonation leads to a very creamy velvet like mouthfeel. However, there is enough carbonation in the beer that the carbonation is also quite peppery on the tongue.

D: Good drinkability. Taste is great with an interesting mouthfeel and there is no alcohol present in the smell or the taste. At 5.4% ABV this one could be sessioned.

This would have to be my new go to hefeweizen. It's not exceptional by any means but it's a solid beer and a great representation of the style. Cheers everyone!

SingleCell, Jul 27, 2009
Photo of curasowa
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%

Poured a nice amber color with 1 finger of creamy head and a lot of bubbles rising to the surface. Smells of yeast, banana, faintly floral with some slight graininess. Taste starts off very crisp and refreshing due to the high carbonation and then some grainy/grassy notes fill the middle before a fast, thin, slightly drying finish. There is some mild bitterness in the taste, but nothing very pronounced. This beer is lighter than most American Hefe's, but very refreshing.

curasowa, Jul 24, 2009
Photo of ChopperSmith
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%

Poured from half liter bottle into tall Weizen glass.

Appearance - Cloudy deep golden almost amber in color, much darker than any other Hefeweizen I've ever tried (besides a Dunkel) with a one finger head. Not much lacing.

Smell - More spice than fruit, but the sweet wheaty and yeasty Hefe aroma is there.

Taste - Sweet banana up front, then yeasty phenolics and a little spice (clove) on the finish. Less sweet than most HefeWeizens, and a little more spice. Nice if that's what you like, I prefer a sweeter and more bubblegum taste in my Hefe's.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, slightly creamy with a medium to light body and moderate carbonation.

Drinkability - Very drinkable, but I found it a little too spicy for my preference in Hefe's, although this is still heads and shoulders above most American made Hefe's.

ChopperSmith, Jul 21, 2009
Photo of PartyBear
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%

A - A nutty brown in colour, cloudy, and very carbonic. Pours with a large head.

S - Distinctive citrus smell, with a mild hoppiness.

T - A refreshingly light citrus flavour was the first thing to strike me. Overall the taste is built up from what seems like complex fruity flavours.

M - Light but still very lively in the mouth. The heavy carbonic qualities are obvious.

D - This wheat beer is very drinkable, it is a refreshing thirst quencher. The light fruit citrus flavours make it an ideal drink for a hot summers day.

This beer seems to have been popping up more recently around the UK, even in some of the chain supermarkets. Considering the quality of the beer, this is great!

PartyBear, Jul 19, 2009
Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 1,381 ratings.