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

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1,486 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,486
Reviews: 774
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 41
Gots: 127 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-03-2002

Formerly Schneider Weisse Original.
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Photo of B967ierhunter177
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a cloudy, amber color with thick foam with a thin coating of lace lasting until the end. It's aroma is biscuits, vanilla and coriander followed by a balanced malt sweetness with a hay-like yeast flavor. The mouthfeel is light and smooth providing for a good amount of drinkability. Overall Schneider Weisse Original (Tap 7) is an excellent beer. While darker than most hefeweizens it doesn't have as much citrus tang but is smoother and more balanced. Highly recommended!!

Photo of duckdown
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle from the LCBO, poured into an Erdinger world cup weizenglass (from their gift set ;)).

Pours a very dark, opaque mahogany color with a foamy cream colored head. Smells minimal: bananas and wheat.. Tastes a little like acidic fruit, banana, and as others said and I agree with, it has a sour finish. Medium to heavy mouthfeel, and many carbonation bubbles when you look into the glass.

I have always enjoyed this weissbeer and tend to choose it over some of the others in the LCBO. I like to switch it up, but this is always a solid choice in my books.

Photo of SolomonGrundy
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Quite dark for a hefe-weizen...I guess we Americans are accustomed to that Widmer crap..."Um, sir, make sure you put a lemon in that"...Bull-freaking-crap I will!!! Pours a nice amber, Super-creamy finger of head settles into a pillowy crown. Little lacing but nicely carbonated. Passes the eye test. Full marks for wheat malt in the aroma, that's for sure. Some alcohol and a hint of spice - maybe a little clove, a little nutmeg...Flavor is crisp and sharp. Some tangy lemony notes and some floral characteristics. Like drinking Spring. The carbonation in this is awesome, small bubbles make it nice and fresh feeling. Good beer. Finish is a bit thin. Priced at $2.49/half-liter so it's decently priced, also. Worth trying, particularly if you despise the American perversion of the style.

What I like most: The beautiful mouthfeel and carbonation.

What I like least: The thin finish.

Verdict: Good, well-priced German beer totally worth tracking down.

Photo of largadeer
4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt. Rust colored in my glass, very dark for the style. Cloudy with a substantial and lasting tan head.

The nose is initially very spicy with a dominant clove character, but as it warms I pick up more rich caramelized malt, brown sugar and dark fruit.

Flavors of caramelized malt and brown sugar hit the palate first, though it's not terribly sweet. The mid-palate revels more fruitiness and spice, reminiscent of toasted bananas and clove. Medium bodied, spicy in the finish, complex but quaffable. Another excellent wheat beer from Schneider.

Photo of Schneic8
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Medium brown color, with a nice head. It doesn't seem to have a lot of carbonation.

Smell: Nice sweet malty smell. Nice yeast smell.

Taste: Good tasting beer. Not too strong and slightly sweet. Rich with a high quality taste. Has a fruity taste but not as strong as other weissbeirs.

Mouthfeel: Has a creamy texture and seems to have a bite to it. Mild fizzy texture.

Drinkability: Good tasting beer that is refreshing. It would be great on a hot day. Very refreshing.

Photo of boss302
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Schneider&Sohn weisse, weissbier

A brown non clear, big course bubbles.  More like a dunkel than a standard hefe.

S Some nutty tones, and yeasty.

T A bit of chocolate for me and a little banana in the finish.

M thick on the tongue, what I expect of a wheat beer, high carbonation. 

D Very nice beer and worth having two.  

Photo of sfprint
2.77/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Shockingly dark for something not considered to be a dark hefeweizen, extremely cloudy, lemon cola color. Fair head retention.

S: Sweet cooked banana yeast, though not as strong as the Tap 1 blending nicely into the malt underneath. Heavy smell.

T: Like the Tap 1, it has this watery quality, and the alcohol is more present. It's strange because there are qualities about the flavor I like and don't like. The tart, sourness isn't pleasant like a rotting lemon, and the alcohol doesn't fit well coupled with the sourness. But beneath that, it has these qualities of a really good beer. A nice fullness of a good blend of the yeast and malt. The sweet cooked banana is also in there. But sadly the sourness ruins it for me.

M: Mouthpuckering sourness. Mild carbonation.

O: The sourness ruins it.

Photo of Nerudamann
3.18/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - caramelized brown, almost like a cola. Two and half fingers of head that dissipates somewhat slowly. Very good carbonation.

Smell - Fizzy, sweet and malty smelling. Not quite as earthy smelling as their green label.

Taste - Again, not as earthy tasting as their green label. This one has a little more champagne like fizz to it, which I don't think is a detriment necessarily. Only slightly malty, but not hoppy either. It tastes like the malts are just a little weak.

Mouthfeel - Very light in texture, fizzy.

Drinkability - Not as complex and interesting as some of their others, but a very drinkable beer. Easy enough to come back to.

Photo of takeabrewski
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a hefeweisen glass.

A: Cloudy, with a big foamy head. I was surprised at the color, which was darker than most hefes I've had. Highly effervescent.

S: Wheat and bread, with a hint of clove. I get some fruit but I can't really ascertain what it is.

T: More wheat/bread up front, followed by clove and some fruit. I get some faint banana. I was looking for big clove and banana flavors but didn't get it with this beer.

M: Nice effervescence. Smooth on the tongue.

D: Nicely drinkable. I wouldn't mind having a few on a hot summer day.

Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.82/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Simply amazing, the best Weissbier ever! Not even comparable to the others and should be in a class of its own.

appearance; more of an amber colored Weissbier, not quite as dark as the Dunkel sorts of this style though. Nice with a very sticky head.

smell; about as perfect as a Weissbier can be, yeast is most dominant but that's what is to be expected from this style.

taste; impossible for a Weissbier to be any better! Very rich with every ingredient present at its highest quality.

mouthfeel; very complex with a creamy carbonation, almost with Belgian trappist ale like qualities.

drinkability; goes down smooth and leaves me begging for another.

I have tried nearly every Weissbier Bavaria has to offer and this one wins by far. I can't live without it! I recommend it with caution as you my become a slave to it after only one half liter!

Photo of jpro
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a weizen glass...

A: Tawny gold (a little darker than I'm used to seeing with hefeweizens... kinda looks like my homebrewed version), with a billowing three-finger white head... wow, that head is huge.

S: Banana bread, cloves, coriander and some other spice notes.

T: Banana, grainy bread crust, pumpernickel, some clove and gingerbread on the finish.

M: Medium-bodied (maybe on the lighter side of medium) with high carbonation; super smooth and refreshing; a touch of creaminess to along with that carbo snappiness.

D: Very drinkable. A good Bavarian hefeweizen.

Photo of JAXSON
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was called "Tap 7" at the brewpub. On draught, a nice unfiltered, cloudy hefeweizen in a fun, boisterous atmosphere on a Sunday morning. Very cloudy dark orange / brown. Tons of spices, banana, and that nice yeast coming seeping through. No bitterness to speak of, and quite dry. liked a lot!

Photo of kwjd
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep orange colour with thick white head. Lots of lacing down the glass. Smell of banana and lemon with the wheat malt and a bit of clove. Flavour is little bit less than I expected, but still quite nice. Very full bodied mouthfeel. A very refreshing beer in the summer.

Photo of drpimento
3.09/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This bottle is labeled:" Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original". Poured into a mid-sized water glass impeding the ability to get a good head and see the yeast tailings. The head I did get disappeared right away after the first pouring and had no lace. Second pouring had better head, still no lace and settled out quick. Aroma is yeast, malt, a bit of spice, and citrus. Flavor's like aroma with some nice sweet almost tart and a bit of bitter. Body is good but carbonations seem a bit low. Finish is like flavor and has a citrus character that lasts a while. This bottle was cool only, maybe cellar temp. Believe it or not, the Schneider Origianal that I have at home is better than this! Much better.

Photo of bound4er
3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 500 ml bottle.

A. Hazy amber with a big, frothy white head that takes forever to disappear. Darker than most Hefes I've had.

S. Lots of grain with some clove and banana.

T. Nice tasting beer - not too "over banana-ish". Could use a little more concentration. The nose really mirrors the palate - I get wheat-like grains along with some clove and banana. Leaves a decent aftertaste of clove.

M. Light to medium bodied with mild carbonation.

D. Goes down fast and easy. A summer thirst quencher for sure.

Photo of BBP
3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A thick chestnut brown body. Extra points for a beautiful head.

S- Grainy, with wheat, cloves, and banana. Weak aromas though.

T- Banana and clove with quite the bitter and sweet impression. Does a tremendous job incorporating distinctive pear and apple notes too. I want to say grape too, but I'm not certain. Leaves an unmistakable crisp banana finish in your mouth. I have to reiterate that the fruit tastes very real as if it were freshly picked.

M- Smooth with good carbonation. Very easy on the tongue.

D- A good drink. Hits the palette quite well and wakes up your taste buds. Another good Schneider Weisse beer.

Photo of StephenRich
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Every year the Schneider Weisse Original Hefe-Weizenbier rings in awards for brewing excellence, heritage, beer craftsmanship, and just straight up great beer. Without a doubt the Schneider Weisse brewery is among the oldest and most preeminent modern breweries in the world. And there is good reason for it. Founded by George Schneider the First in 1872, G. Schneider & Sohn is a Bavarian brewery producing some of the worlds most delectable beers.

All of their beers are top fermented wheat beer, and two of them are bottle conditioned; the Aventinus, and their flagship, which is readily available now world wide, the Original Hefe Weizen-Bier. It was one of the first beers to introduce me into the world of wheat beers and remains a constant fixture in my fridge. The Schneider Weisse is so perfect for so many scenarios, and is so delicious that I always need to have one at the ready, just in case.

There are a lot of wheat beers available these days, however very few if any are able to capture the clean, fresh and sunshine flavors and aromas that the Schneider Weisse encompasses. Its balance, elegance, distinct and sensual characteristics along with a perfect mouthfeel make it a winning choice every time. Seriously, this beer is amazing.

The Schneider Weisse Original is available at most every LCBO location that has more than the commercial brands. It comes in a tall German style 500ml dark bottle with a white and platinum label bearing the original Schneider Weisse badge. This wheat beer is bottle conditioned, 5.4% abv, and simply beautiful. The bottle conditioning is amazingly apparent in this beer - it provides a busting effervescent yet smooth mouthfeel, and creates a hazy, and very artisan beer to behold.

It should be poured into a tall weissebier glass gently, allowing the foam to slowly roll into a generous and pillowy pure white head. Bubbles will pour up from the center of the glass with vigorous aggression until they meet the surface of the beer. Then, they will erupt into your senses. The beer itself is a golden amber mahogany with rich browns and tinted straw yellows beaming through it. Its slightly opaque and hazy, but surprisingly clear into the sun (but is definitely not transparent). It is really a magnificent sight outdoors in the sun.

The nose, well, its wonderful. One of the reason that this beer is so good is because it is so aromatic. Immediately you can pull spices and fresh fruit out of the beer. It brings cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon into the air gently following over fresh apples, over rip bananas, and light peach. It has a light sweet yeast and character too building in the nose complimented by malts and fresh wheat - all very floral and delicate. The nose is exactly that, many beautiful flavors all harmoniously forming a beautiful bouquet of aromas.

Like most wheat beers the first impression from the taste is the effervescent and delicate mouthfeel. Although I have felt it so many times before in a huge array of different beers, the Schneider Weisse always brings its best game - the quality of the carbonation is so elegant and perfect; the bottle conditioning has treated this beer very well. This supremely refreshing mouthfeel also works perfectly with the spice that you can feel and taste in the beer every second it hits you.

The beer will wash fresh vanilla and gentle caramel malts with soft wheat and light spice across you whole palate. Pears, apples and bananas play in your cheeks and at the sides of your tongue while light, slightly citrus hops clean and refresh your whole mouth. Its not light and empty in body like you may expect a beer that feels like this to be - it is filled with aromatic flavors and has rich characteristics everywhere. Its hard to say that it is medium bodied because of how the bottle conditioning affects the mouthfeel, but really, there is a lot of flavor in this beer.

Go back for more and look for flavors of gentle bubble gum and notes of custard. There is a lot of flavor here and it rushes into every corner of your moth with excitement and zest. The finish is clean and refreshing with a quick and lightly sweet end that shows wheaty spice and still more vanilla. It is amazingly satisfying, and quenches with the best of them. Probably because it is the best of them.

This is all why it is so amazing. Somehow G. Schneider & Sohn is able to bring ripe flavors, fresh spices, and floral aromatic qualities to a beer while still uplifting a refreshing, crisp, tantalizingly delicate and amazingly unique beer. Its truly worth everyones time for at least a try, and if you are not convinced, well, I can't really even conceive that. Try the Schneider Weisse with smoked sausages, fish, wash rind cheeses, fruits, and on the beach.

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

This is my favorite beer from one of my favorite styles. And it being from the fatherland makes me even more partial. Trying this was as close to a life changing experience as I have come with beer (scratch that...I have had one life changing beer experience... brewery's other beer...Aventinus). It is a darker straw like color with an enormous head that gets flaked with the delicious yeast after the bottle swirl. The smell is tremendous and loaded with the natural flavors of the Bavarian yeast, like banana, cloves and a little honey. The taste was almost sublime. So much going on with such a simple and straightforward beer. Flavors very reminiscent of the smell, but taken up ten notches. Incredible. The mouthfeel and drinkability are possibly my favorite in the beer world. Give me ten of these on any day or night in any temperature and you will soon have an empty bottle.

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.28/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy light brown, more like a dunkel. Good large head.
Nose shows nice bready wheat, soft cloves and definite banana. Pretty much spot on for the style, but somewhat faint.
Similar flavours, just a subtle. Nothing to say about the finish, it just fades away to nothing.
Watery body, but nice high carbonation.

Photo of joemcgrath27
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - hazy copper orange with a tall white head the retained long and laced well
S - the yeast provides strong cloves, nice banana hints, some light orange zest citrus hops
T - cloves come out swinging but fade to the banana hints of the yeast quickly, wheaty malts are nice, and there is just a touch of orange citrus hop flavour
M - very strong carbonation tingle, fading to a spicy and slightly dry feel, almost like a dry champagne
D - a solid hefe plain and simple, my own preference would be a little less on the clove spicy flavour but it is still pleasant, made to be a very refreshing drink that leaves you craving another

Photo of Stigs
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle, served in a tall Hefe glass

A - classic Hefe pour (upside down bottle)...solid finger of loose foamy white suds. the beer is hazy, on the dirty side of gold (darker than usual). cap of lacing sticks around most of the drink without budging.

S - starts off grainy, sweet yeast kicks in rather quickly bringing along some light spices, clove, bubblegum...

T - crispy grains with some very subtle grassy hops and lemon peel...more classic Hefe tastes chime in with a short-lived clove and earthy spice, along with fruity banana and pineapple. just a bit of cotton candy sweetness at the end.

M - light refreshing body with sharp carbonation...finishes crisp and dry with lingering sweetness.

D - almost a Hefe-meets-pilsener thing going for it...light, sweet, and drinkable - big hitter on a hot day.

Photo of joemacpherson
3.67/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark golden brown with a thick frothy head. pretty thick lacing.

Bananas and cloves with a pinch of spice.

First sweet lemons and then light banana cloves. quite malty, with a bready finish.

nice full body and the right amount of carbonation.

pretty filling beer.

This beer does not pack the same punch that its bavarian counterparts do. It is pleasant but its character is lacking something to impress. I do like that malty aspect though.

Photo of DeutschesBier
4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In my opinion, Weissbier does not get better than Schneider Weisse.

It pours darker than almost any Weissbier I have ever seen (excluding Dunkels). It's not the most traditional looking, but I like it.

The smell is what I expect. Nice spicy notes, with the usual banana and clove. The thing I love most about this beer, is that the banana esters aren't too overpowering.

The taste has the same characters, with the right balance of banana, clove, and other spices. I love the smooth mouthfeel, and I could certainly drink these all day long.

Photo of Perrumpo
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark-amber in color with a substantial enough head that quickly dissipates.

S - Wheat, lemon, spice. A little banana, too.

T - A darker and stronger-spiced hefe than I usually drink, with more carbonation, as well. Not quite as much wheat flavor as I prefer. Tasty spice to it and not overdone on the lemon. Lemon up front, then spice, banana on the end with a wheat aftertaste.

M - A bit too carbonated for me.

D - Filling with the amount of carbonation.

Photo of bogus564
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml poured into a tall weizen glass.

Burnt amber in color, with a straw-colored head that lasts for more than two minutes. Leaves a tiny bit of lace.

Smells of lemon, a little bit of wheat, and a spice that I'm trying to figure out - I'd guess clove.

Tastes like lemon, with a wheatgrassy note. A little bready up front. There's a glorious absence of sophistication in this beer - most of the time, simple but well done is all you need. Mission accomplished on this one.

Nicely carbonated, not overdone. This offers a bit of a dry finish.

I could drink this while watching my favorite sporting events. It didn't make me forget my Five Guys burger, but the combination worked well for me.

Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 1,486 ratings.