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

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Ratings: 1,468
Reviews: 770
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 39
Gots: 117 | FT: 0
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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 ChainGangGuy
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle - $3.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Clouded, murky-looking, medium-toned brown body with a tall head stand comprised of Mother of Pearl-colored foam that soon dissipates into a few disorganized strands of fizz.

Smell: Punchy nose of darkened wheat malt with notably vibrant yeast-derived phenolic spice accents and ample whiffs of bananas as well as subtler notes of bread and caramel.

Taste: Initial malted wheat tastes of sliced wheat bread brushed with sweet dark caramel, but this is soon knocked away by the crackling carbonation and ever accumulating clove flavor. Lesser hints of banana and citrus lurking within. Very restrained bitterness, with that strong, pesky clove character doing most of the balancing. Modest acidity ushers in the dry, clove-packed finish with a vague remembrance of the upfront bready maltiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Moderate carbonation. Both giving a brisk, fairly lively mouthfeel.

Drinkability: This is all well and fine, but, personally, I'd rather have a Weihenstephaner. Maybe I'm speaking out of town, but that's just me. Paired well with the track "Gay Human Bones" by the relatively new band Harlem.

Photo of beersheppard
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: cloudy apple cider, suprisingly dark for a hefe, white head, minimal lacing.

Smell: vinegar, apple, cider

Taste: apple, cider, banana, dark fruit, complex for a a hefe.

Mouthfeel: the weakest aspect of this beer, very thin.

Drinkability: would definitely get this beer again, I can see drinking it on a warm fall afternoon.

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

500ml bottle. A standard find at liquor stores everywhere around here.

This beer pours a hazy medium copper amber hue, with three fat fingers of tightly foamy, and rather creamy ecru head, which leaves a broad coral reef ring of lace around the glass in its incredibly slow wake.

It smells of sweet banana chips, yeast, somewhat sugary, grainy wheat malt, muted cloves, stringy bubblegum, a hint of white pepper, and a touch of caramelized cracker. The taste is softly sweet, gritty wheat and pale malt, a still heady banana-flavoured bubblegum character, wet bread, tame cloves, ethereal black and white aerosol pepper, and a green, earthy yeastiness.

The carbonation is a bit edgy and taciturn at first, but overall seems quite mildly frothy, the body a sturdy medium weight, generally smooth, and perhaps a bit airily creamy. It finishes sort of on the sweet side, the wheat malt and candied banana still having the run of the house.

A very pleasant and drinkable, if not all that particularly complex, Deutsche Hefe, wherein the malt and yeast-borne fruitiness holds the acrid nature of the same yeast character at bay. Sehr gut!

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

Enjoyed in a .5L weizen glass.

A: Huge frothy ivory head over a beer that's notably dark for the style. Very active bubbles in a hazy light copper hue. Thin cap of retention.
S: Clove spice, banana, hints of bubble gum. It's all there! There's also a light citrus aroma tickling my nose.
T: Emphasis on the yeast qualities: lots of clove and spiciness. The caramel malt backdrop is fitting for the amber tones, but I'm not sure if they actually have anything to do with each other. Bubblegum and banana are more subtle in flavors.
M: Light body but each sip is full of tons of flavors and residuals.
D: Easy drinking. Indeed a pleasant session beer that I look forward to enjoying throughout the coming summer.

Photo of scott451
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured into a glass mug. Lightly clouded reddish brown. Nice 3 fingers of fluffy off white head that soon dissipated. No lacing. Plenty of carbonation.
S - Lots of malts
T - Spicy malts.
M - Light, refreshing.
D - Very drinkable.
Quite dark for a wheat beer but an outstanding one. Flavour and drinkability are right up there.

Photo of mooseisloose
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 500 ml bottle picked up at the LCBO, let's give it a whirl. Popping the top yields a fresh wheat beer smell of distinctly of wheat malts. Pours to a cloudy yellow with brown tinges with an off white head. First impressions of the taste is a very sparkly mouthfeel. The taste then kicks in with alot of banana, some grass and some sweetness of honey. A little bit of spicing also evident, nutmeg and cloves. Very refreshing and very fresh from the bottle fermentation. This is a delicious brew. I could pound back many of these.

Photo of drtth
4.6/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The beer is served in a Weizen glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As beer is served the 1 ¼" white head tops a cloudy golden brown or dark orange color beer. The head eventually recedes to about 1/8" for about half of the beer and leaves irregular sheets and legs of lacing when sipping. Toward the end of the beer there is a small ring around the liquid being fed by persistent carbonation and there is still some scattered lacing.

Smell: The aroma is classic hefeweizen but with wonderful balance so that no element dominates the others. The wheat, banana and clove are all intertwingled into a whole that there would seem to be no way to improve on

Taste: The flavors are pretty much predicted from the nose but again there is a wonderful subtlety to the flavors which seem to be an integrated whole of wheat, a bit of sweet malt, some gentle banana and clove, all intertwingled into a whole. None takes over and dominates our pushes out the others, they all play together nicely.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied, soft and silky with a gentle persistent carbonation that last throughout the beer. The finish is medium to long and is a continuation of the flavors and their balance as they all quietly leave the scene leaving behind a trace of dryness without bitterness or alcohol detectable.

Drinkability: In some ways this beer was a surprise in that I hadn't expected it to be this good. However in retrospect it seems obvious that the folks who produce Aventinus ought to also do a wonderful weisse beer. Indeed I may just have a new favorite, or at least I will until I get a chance to try Weihenstephaner again or compare them in a side-by-side tasting. This is definitely a beer I could have more than one of and that I'll be revisiting again in the future. Unlike some weizen the balance on this one is, for me, perfect.

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

Dark amber with a clean white head, very dark for a regular wheat beer but still nice.

Smell is very subtle. Biscuits, banana, orange, clove and apple. Just what should come to mind as a decent example of the German wheat style.

Lots of banana in the taste! Plus dry wheatiness, orange and red apple with some of that clove spice and some hoppy tartness. Almost on the same page as the Dunkel Weisse from Weihenstephaner that I tried last night: less up-front refreshing crispness, more subtle complexity (though not as much as the Dunkel). A bit soapy at the finish though.

The mouthfeel is very smooth and bubbly, with a lingering dryness that is characteristic for any wheat style. It's clean and refreshingly drinkable.

Photo of steeltown71
4.57/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

As noted by previous reviews, this is very dark for a hefe. Smell has citrus and bread notes, some spice. On the palate it's spice-forward with lemon zest flavors and hefe breadiness. Huge complexity of flavor here.

This is easily one of the best hefes I've had. I imagine it is absolutely unreal coming from a fresh draft. I could down a 1L glass of this on a nightly basis.

Photo of BeerImmediately
4.56/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

.5L into "nuclear power-plant" style glass

Poured with 2-3F of creamy off-white head over a murky apple-cider colored body, and leaves plenty of lacing. She's a beaut.

Spices are huge in this one - sweet clove dominates all, so I would have preferred a little more balance.

Flavor is simply awesome. Clove again comes through first, with some apricot peel, cinnamon, and good crisp apple.

Smooth, lightly carbonated body, with a relatively crisp finish.

Drinkability is large. I could go thru far too many of these in a session.

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

500 mL brown bottle poured into a pint glass (sorry, I don't own any hefeweizen glassware).

A: brown cloudy ale sits underneath an extremely foamy beige head, leaves some wet lacing around the glass, LOTS of sediment left in the bottle. If/when I try this again, I'll try pouring the yeast to see what difference it makes.

S: very pleasant fermented, slightly malty, biscuity, fruity aromas

T: while I often get lots of orange flavor in wheat beers, this one bordered on a mild cherry with the typical biscuity flavors underneath. No unpleasant bitterness present.

M: great feel on the tongue, slightly more carbonation than the last few wheats I've tried--very enjoyable!

D: incredibly refreshing and very enjoyable beer. Would like to try this one again as a summer ale.

Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured cloudy yellow-brown into a weizen glass that left room for a nice foamy white head. The head died down, but the moderate carbonation kept a bit of head on the top of the beer. The color of the beer is rather dark for this style.
S: Yeast and wheat aromas dominate the smell.
T: Initial tastes of bubble gum and banana come through, followed by hints of wheat.
M: The beer tastes smooth but the finish makes this feel a bit on the light-bodied side.
D: There's nothing quite as refreshing having one of these on a hot summer day. It is thirst quenching and very easy to drink.

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

Poured a light yellow-amber color. Head was about 1 cm and airy/bubbly. It quickly died to nothing though. Aroma wasn't too strong, but not too light either. A smell of bananas and hints of cloves. Taste is this beer's strong point. Definitely ample flavor with banana and cloves. However, the body, although well carbonated, was little watery. Good beer overall, drinkable, and something to introduce people to.

Photo of VWBuggirl
3.72/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I enjoy a good hefeweizen now and then, and this is a decent example.

A - It has a great dark amber color that is quite hazy.

S - Sweet with a strong scent of wheat with some banana for good measure.

T/M - This is a bit watery, but you definitely taste the wheat and banana but not as strong as the Munich Hefes, those get a bit strong on the banana. There is a decent amount of caronation, but not overly so.

D - This is an easy drinker, and definitely for someone looking to branch out of bud light.

Photo of Daniellobo
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Reliable, iconic and pleasing hefeweizen.

Presentation: 500 ml. bottle. classic label design around the brand text, seal, and brewery ingredients and building. Back notes briefly the characteristics of the brew, and brags about being the oldest brewery. Does not shows best before date although there seems to be some illegible batch number. Notes brewing according to the reinheistgebot. Poured into a tall weisse glass.

A - Amber hazy pour, almost amber brown at the top, with an early assertive head, that does not show much retention, and some lacing.

S - Wheat and clove like smell, and a caramel hint.

T - Wheaty flavor, with clove notes and a caramel sweet hint to it.

M - Light body with good carbonation.

D - Good drinkability. The hefeweizen session beer...

Notes: Quite good to be had, and one of the better common choices in central Europe in most places that only have two or three beers. This is typically the better choice and never disappoints.

Photo of Mosstrooper
4.37/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500ml bottle into 500ml Paulaner Weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a light caramel color with a very large, fluffy, off-white head that lingers for a very long time and leaves behind thick, foamy lacing.

Smell: Heavy yeast foreground aromas, with apple, banana, and citric smells in the background.

Taste: Begins bready and yeasty, with a tart, green-apple finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium body with almost no carbonation and a very refreshing finish.

Drinkability: A very good hefeweizen that barely falls short of being perfect. Definitely worth a taste.

Photo of wahhmaster
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a brand new Schneider Weisse weizen glass.

Appearance: A damn sexy hefeweizen. A bit darker than your usual hefeweizen but still damn sexy. Pours a dark golden color with lighter edges. Has a thick, creamy head that never really dissipates and leaves considerable lacing.

Smell: Smell strongly of yeast and bananas. Has the typical wheaty smell of most hefeweizens as well.

Taste: Starts off with a wheaty bitterness that develops into a yeasty, fruity finish. Has kind of a peppery spiciness to it as well complemented by citric and banana-y flavors.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, clean, refreshing and perfectly carbonated.

Drinkability: I'm a long-time fan of hefeweizens and this one is absolutely superb. I never got around to actually trying it on one of my trips to Germany but that just got bumped to the top of my to-do list next time. An absolute must for fans of the style.

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

0.5cl bottle served in a weizen glass. Pours a cloudy dark red-orange color with a billowy off-white head, lacing throughout. Aroma is banana, clove, wheat, yeast, and a hint of citrus and spiciness. Flavor is similar, sweet and fruity. Mouthfeel is clean, dry, sweet, with a slight acidic finish. Very good hefeweizen, darker than I expected, otherwise a textbook definition.

Photo of thekevlarkid
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Out of a bottle this beer was a cloudy, orange color (not what one expects out of a Hefeweizen but apparently this is more common in the Bavarian version) with a good amount of suspended yeast. The head was white and frothy, retained well and laced nicely too. The aroma was sweet and aromatic indeed, cloves, citrus, bananas and a bit of honey. The flavors were dominated by the cloves assisted by some other less distinct spice notes atop the bananas, malt, a bit of butter and the citrus hops. The mouthfeel was good, the body medium and the carbonation appropriate. Not, in my opinion the best Hefeweizen available but it is a very good one and a highly refreshing beer that would pair perfectly with food or be welcome on a summer day.

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

500ml bottle servem in my beautiful Weihenstephaner Weizen glass.

A: Pours a cloudy dark amber to brown color forming a huge beige bubbled head. Medium retention and many lacings formed and left

S: Complex. Very spicy, fruity and sweet. Flowery hops. Upfront is strong on banana esters. Followed by caramwl, sweet malts, wheat, cloves and yeasts

T: Follows the nose: Mild sweet upfront. Banana esters, cloves, caramel malts, wheat and yeasts. Very light hoppy bitterness in the end

M: Creamy body. Good carbonation. Slightly molasses. Smooth. Very malty and bready aftertaste

O: Excellent drinkability. Very smooth beer. Authentic German beer. Prost!

Photo of david18
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I guess this is one of the original Hef and I can see why. Everything about it said Hefeweizen. Great, a little dark, murky color, excellent aroma with bananas and yeast, excellent flavor and the mouthfeel was also amazing. I think this is my new favorite Hef.

Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a weiss glass. Surprisingly dark for one that claims to be a hefe. Opaque leather-brown, with about an inch and a half of foamy head. Didn't last very long; it was only a thin ring after about 4 minutes. Would've rated this higher as a dunkel.

The nose, however, more than makes up for this. Suprisingly complex for a hefe; aside from the banana peel and cloves, I also get apple, brown sugar and a few other spices. Very nice.

The taste is very rich for a hefe, quite flavorful. Surprisingly malty, with the cloves a little bit muted. The banana flavour is almost like a banana chip - slightly roasted, probably melding with the malts - which is quite satisfying. I still think this one is more like a dunkel than a hefe, but here we are.

Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side; not nearly as creamy as Weihenstephan or Hacker due to the rapidly dissolving head.

All in all, another fine entry from G Schneider (absolutely loved their eisbock). I'd probably rate this one a little lower than Hacker or Weihen, but it's still an impressive, flavorful weisse. Won't go down quite as smooth as the ligher hefe's on a sunny day though.

Photo of icetraxx
4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been drinking different Hefes all night, writing and amending reviews as I do so to facilitate easier comparisons.

A: Dark and rather translucent for the style, almost looks like a Dunkel. A three finger head quickly dissipates to a half finger head. The head does not appear to be creamy like other examples of the style. The head soon dissipates to a cap, this is a big no-no for this style.

S: Definitely a clove-malt dominate hefe, like Weihenstephaner, yet there is a bit more banana and even apple lingering in the background. The malt is upfront and has a caramel and wheaty aroma, the combination makes a spiced banana bread like aroma. This beer is relatively aromatic and the smell is quite pleasant.

T: Malt is upfront and the dominate flavor. Clove and the fruity esters are unusually lost, except an apple flavor. Apple is the dominate fruity ester, making this one a rather unique hefe in my book. There is some banana behind the apple flavor, and some may even confuse the big apple for banana, but the upfront banana flavor is lost in this hefe. Clove is playing back up for the hops here, yet the hops are not as lost as others of this style. There is a definite intentional break from traditional style in the taste here.
The finish is crisp and drier than all the big imported hefes beside Weihenstephan. I like banana dominate hefes, yet I am enjoying the clove spiciness and banana after-taste that this one possess. I do miss the tartness from the last hefe I just had, Paulaner, yet the flavor is more robust, cleaner, and more enjoyable in every other way.

M: Creamy and pretty thick, yet not as creamy as others (Wiehen, Paulaner). The lack of head really damages the mouthfeel here.

D: A little heavy to drink many of these, but hefes should be hearty and sit a little heavier than other wheat beers in my book. Needs more carbonation.

O: This is one of the best tasting hefes I've had to date, yet the dark color and lack of head ruin the appearance and cause the mouthfeel to suffer. The taste opens a new dimension for hefes as it focuses on Apple in addition to the traditional banana/clove, and the malty backbone is crisp and dry and lacks the distracting sweetness of other hefes. A new favorite.

Photo of obywan59
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just last week at Kroger, I noticed the beer gift packs on top of the microbrew cooler. Duh!!!, and I was all pissed off when I went in before Christmas and thought they had sold all the Mad Elf gift packs.

Just as well, the G. Schneider gift pack was way better. 5 beers and one FAT Shneider Weisse glass with room for a half-liter of beer and a 2-3 finger head. I figure I paid $9-10 for the glass.

Pours rather thickly giving a near-white 3 finger mounding head. Cloudy and orangish brown. The orange is more pronounced when held up to a strong light making it look more like a thick tropical drink.

Smell of light banana (compared to the SN Kellerweis I just finished) with cloves and nutmeg.

Nice wheat flavor. Less banana taste at first than other wheat beers, but the banana comes through very clearly in the aftertaste. Lightly sweet with nice tartness as well.

Medium thick. Nice and smooth on the tongue.

Very drinkable, especially considering it's relative thickness. Pretty mellow.

Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The prototypical (in my mind) Weizen :)

Pours into a weizen glass a barely hazy copper-amber color with a billowy, faintly off-white head. Strong visible carbonation.

Upfront nose of banana and cloves as per the style.

Tastes of yeast and bread as well as cereal grains. Light citrus presence balances this beer very well.

The velvety-smooth carbonation is just about right, perhaps stinging the tongue just a bit.

As are most Weizens, the Schneider Weisse is superbly drinkable and is a go-to session beer during the "solar flare hot hot hot" season here. It'll do you well to give her a shot!

Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 1,468 ratings.