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

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1,386 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,386
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 37
Gots: 80 | 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:
Formerly Schneider Weisse Original.

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Photo of Brenden
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another good beer thanks to BeerLovinGrl...

The color is a bit darker than the pale yellowish gold typical of a hefe; more of a deeper golden amber. The head poured decently but it died fairly quickly, not leaving the foam on top that a thick head can leave, nor leaving any lacing.
The smell is mostly lemon zest. There's some yeast, and banana is there heavily enough, but hidden a bit under the zesty rind aroma. There's also some spice and a hint of clove.
The first flavor that hits me gives me the impression of a peppery lemon. I think my refrigerator may have been keeping it too cold, as I've noticed things in the taste and mouthfeel, not to mention the weak head, that may have been adversely affected. Once I work it out, I get some of the clove and banana that should be there. Again, the lemon zest is most powerful in the flavor. There's some wheat in there as well.
The carbonation is heavy in this one, and it's got a light to moderate body. The mouthfeel is initially crisp with a creamier finish.
This is a very refreshing beer with a low ABV. Even from a larger bottle, I could take at least a couple of these in a sitting.

Brenden, May 27, 2009
Photo of ZorPrime
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted on February 18th, 2009.

Appearance: Hazy amber color.
Smell: Banana
Taste: Banana :) more banana bread than the fruit.
Mouthfeel: The beer is very refreshing. A nice Hefeweizen. Very easy to drink too.

Nice beer!

To me this is a german beer with some belgium influence...

ZorPrime, May 27, 2009
Photo of eat
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The head quickly dissapears down to a thin ring, almost no lacing. Not the prettiest looking beer; murky brown/orange colour. You can't see through this one.

Lots of banana in the smell. Also an acidic, citrus thing going on.

I was kind of disapointed with the taste. There's not too much flavor. A little acidic, alcohol is not too noticeable; doesn't taste like much honestly. Very mildly spicy, a little citrus, no banana flavor as the smell would suggest. I think I remember trying this one once before and remember it having a lot more flavor, I don't know where all the flavor went but it's not here.

Great carbonation, medium/lots, nice and tingly on the tongue.

Very drinkable; in spite of not being very interesting it does go down smooth. Maybe this could be a nice light tasting beer on a hot day.

eat, May 26, 2009
Photo of BarrelO
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Medium brown, much darker than most hefes. Big fluffy head.

S: Some cloves and that's about it. Not very aromatic.

T: Cloves, bananas, bready malt, a good amount of tartness. Kind of like Aventinus's little brother.

M: Slightly heaver than the average hefe with plenty of carbonation.

D: Not the best hefe I've ever had. But I wouldn't have a problem knocking back a few.

BarrelO, May 22, 2009
Photo of Jwale73
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle served in my Weihenstephan weizen glass. Poured a hazy amber with a two inch frothy, bright white head that settles into a solid quarter inch cap; only a few stray strands of lacing during the session, but no legs. Nose is a little mild - coriander, cloves and yeast; didn't get any of the banana I anticipated. Taste follows nose (I'm wondering how fresh the bottle is); somewhat muted, but also picking up some of the wheat quality. Mouthfeel is a little over light-bodied with a nice, consistent background effervescence. Easy drinking and refreshing, but I've had better hefe's

Jwale73, May 19, 2009
Photo of yemenmocha
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an atypical brown color with tan head. Normally these weissbiers are more golden in color, so it is hard to not subtract for this - but the head is weak too.

Nose and palate offer a clean, wheat-forward ale with the usual banana-clove interplay and a soft brownbread toasty finish. Easty to drink.

yemenmocha, May 18, 2009
Photo of TubaManJack
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle decanted into a mug (sorry no fancy glassware)
Appearance- A nice golden hued body, almost opaque even without sediment. Nice initial head and some retension/lacing
Smell- Bottle Conditioned nose which opens to more yeast and deep wheat notes (banana and strawberry starburst)
Taste-Similar to the taste but the bottle conditioning taste lessons as the beer breaths, transitioning into the fun taste flavors. There is still some bitterness at the end of each sip from the BC/yeast.

Summary its a nice albeit different Hef that is worth picking up if you see it. 500ml is the perfect serving for this beer.

TubaManJack, May 13, 2009
Photo of WalrusJockey
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- dark for a hefe. Cloudy, thick orange-unto-brown, with a very thick white head.

S- citric malt with banana-and-bubblegum hefe yeast.

T- light, sweet, honeyed-biscuit malt, with strong banana on the swallow and a very pronounced banana and bubble gum aftertaste.

M- good body, light and drinkable.

D- high, hefes come in half liter bottles for a reason.

WalrusJockey, May 08, 2009
Photo of augustgarage
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500mL bottle into my Ayinger Weizenbierglaser.

Liquid is cloudy, satin sheen gold, and topped by a prodigious head which soon dissipates.

Aroma is subtle and balanced, though the esters win out over the phenols (the latter are difficult to identify). A pleasant wheaty yeastiness prevails. The taste is likewise dominated by esters, with pronounced banana in the finish, though there is a little sourness on the side of the tongue accentuated by the high carbonation. Smooth yet light bodied; quite refreshing.

Very little spice is present, and the tartness is a little higher than I normally like for this style. It could be the age of the bottle (I can't decipher any bottled-on or drink-by dates at the moment) detracting from the overall experience as this is otherwise akin to similar historic examples I've sampled...

augustgarage, May 05, 2009
Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Half liter bottle poured into my Harpoon hefe glass. After an aggressive pour that included swirling up the yeast, the beer appears a rather cloudy rich amber color with a solid three fingers of ultra creamy, lingering light ecru foam. The head leaves very minimal lacing on the inside of my glass. Smells and tastes of spicy, peppery yeast, bananas, cloves, sweet apples dipped in lemon juice, and a touch of grains. Medium bodied and a bit more carbonation than I would have liked to see here. Even still, it didn't take long for my glass to empty.

ClockworkOrange, May 03, 2009
Photo of DannyS
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass, poured from a pint bottle. amazingly, the whole pint fit in the pint glass. I would have never guessed.

A - hazy brown amber, far darker than the average hefe. Head is thin and leaves very loose lacing.

S - Very faint alcohol detected in the nose.Other than that, it's nice and lemony. Fairly standard nose of wheat, banana, bubblegum, and spice

T - Slight honeyed taste gives a unique note to this hefe. citrus and wheat are the predominant characters once again. It's a drier taste than other hefes, with a lot less sweet character. Very faint bitterness on the finish is the only bitter flavor i get.

M - Actually pretty full bodied. Very smooth and very carbonated.

D - As with most hefes, this one's really easy drinking, if not a tad filling.

Overall - Not my favorite. Don't get me wrong, it's a perfectly fine hefe, and you can't go wrong with it, but it lacks a lot of the full flavor and heady, sweet aroma that others of this style flaunt shamelessly. Now to go track down some Aventinus.

DannyS, Apr 28, 2009
Photo of scootny
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A very dark and cloudy hefe. Looks like a dunkel almost. Decent head rises thickly and recedes quickly. Not much lace to speak of but some here and there.

Smell is fragrant with banana and wheat. Some bubble gum cuts in with a clove and pepper wrapping and sets the mouth to watering.

Taste is good but a subtly different take on the usual. A healthy portion of peppery spiciness accents the clove and the banana takes a slightly less prominent position in your mouth. The wheat malt and dry mild hoppines support the cleansing and lightly astringent facets of the beer. Feel is smoothly carbonated with a gentle creaminess that makes this a natural refresher.

Drinkability is quite good maybe deserving of a half point higher. There is something about this one that says Spring quencher. Just enough weight for pre-summer heat and the right amount of satisfaction

scootny, Apr 25, 2009
Photo of prototypic
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A thick haze clouds its copper/light amber color. It's interesting for Hefe. Definitely on the darker side for the style (at least in my experience). An off-white head easily rises to two fingers and falls nearly as fast. Lacing was on the lighter side of the fence.

Clove spice is very heavy on the nose. It remains pretty aggressive throughout. Light pepper backs it up. There's a little banana in there, but it's not as prevalent as could (or should) be. Grains and earthy notes are present and linger. There's some malt sweetness in there, but it's fairly faint. Spices rule the day with this one. Not bad at all.

Whoa. This is aggressively spicy. A clove and pepper combo assaults the palate and doesn't seem to relent. It's not a bad flavor, but it's a tad much for Hefe. Banana clearly plays a supporting role. I was expecting it to be more at the forefront, but that's not the case. It's a little sweet and malty. Grain and a grassy flavor hang in there for duration. Spices seem to come back around on the tail and give it a very spicy finish. It's pretty good, but a little too spicy to be an ideal Hefe. Still far from bad though.

The body is very light and thin. Carbonation is very active and buzzy. It's not exactly smooth. It's not out of whack for the style, but it could be better. Drinkability is good. I could toss a few of these back, but the flavor makes me long for a Weihenstephaner. Ooops...did I say that out loud?

Schneider Weisse Original is a pretty solid Hefe. It doesn't offend me in any way. I'd like it a little better if the spices were a little more restrained and allowed the other flavors to shine more. They're there, just muted. Overall, it's pretty good, but clearly plays second fiddle to Weihenstephaner's Hefe. Definitely worth checking out nonetheless.

prototypic, Apr 23, 2009
Photo of apowar
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 500mL bottle into a weizen glass.

Golly this thing wants to be heady! Pours with a large foamy, very pale head with a couple of specks from the residual yeast. The body of the beer is darker than what I'd originally expected from a hefeweizen. Appears a dark amber honey, especially at the wider part of the glass.

Aroma is deliciously spicy with notes of yeast, clove, banana, some apple, and a bit of bubble gum.

Maybe this is just a bit cold, but the flavor is definitely slow to develop. I'm getting wheat, some apple, and a little in the way of the cloves that I originally smelled on the nose. Finish is very nice as it imparts a lingering sweetness of banana and orange flavors and a bit of toasted wheat.

Mouthfeel is great for the style, I think. A refreshingly strong carbonation and a body that possibly leans a bit on the heavy side make this quite a drinkable hefe.

apowar, Apr 22, 2009
Photo of atpben
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Have had this beer on various occasions but recently at the Flying Saucer in Houston. Pouredc in a Schneider Hefe-weisse glass. Pours a cloudy light brown color with a nice inch long head. Bananas (which I love) and spices in the aroma. I love the taste of this beer. More banana, clove, light caramel and some light apple tast near the end. Pretty crisp and excellently balanced. Very easy to drink all day. One of my favorites of this style. A great summer beer.

atpben, Apr 16, 2009
Photo of cavedave
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy dark amber into my Kapuziner glass. Huge light beige head. Massive carbonation. Appears thick.

Smell is banana bread (in a good way), delicate florals, a bit of spiciness (cloves? coriander? cardamom?), mere suggestions of alcohol at the back of the very pleasant aroma.

Banana fades to background of the sip, which is a not-all-that-complex mixture of fruit, spice, and slightly sour, slightly sweet bread. Banana appears again in the spicy and herbal finish. Not complex, not a long finish, but a well balanced amalgam, and quite tasty.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but it could be perfect for this style (which I am a neophyte at enjoying).

Drinkability is awesome. In summer this would be a great "all-day-er".

cavedave, Apr 14, 2009
Photo of ludachris
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a really nice deep caramel with a three finger rocky slightly off white head. Slowly boils down, really nice retention and decent lacing. This hefe looks very appetizing.
Usuall smell of banana, clove, citrus and some candied apple and bubble gum.
Banana and clove up front followed by a hint of candied apple and finishes off with a nice citrus touch that lingers. Can really taste the orange after licking my lips.
Mouthfeel is smooth but a little too dry and a bit too thin, but like most hefes I've had, this is very drinkable.

Overall, a nice hefe. Appearance is spectacular and the smell is nice. The let down was the beer's body, it seems to be lacking. A little too thin and a little too dry. This brew is nonetheless a great interpretation and would love to session some of these. Probably would buy again, just not that often.

ludachris, Apr 07, 2009
Photo of hustlesworth
4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- murky swampy burnt orang-ish tawny brown burnt sienna with yellow ocher highlights and a huge dense creamy ivory puff ball of a head. foam has miraculous staying power and leaves lots of thick blankets and swirls of lace, the best looking hefe i've seen in recent times. that means like the last several weeks.

S- toasty and meaty with a faint bit of sulphur thay may actually complement the rest of the aroma. bananas, cloves, blah blah yeast blah with sweet canned pears in syrup and red apples.

T- bubblegum wheat and yeast flavors mix with banana and very ripe plum. some spice flavors like fresh nutmeg, and a quick little bite of hops as it dries out some in the finish becoming toasty and full of fresh grainy flavors like Special K cereal. aftertaste of wheat bread, barley soup, and a light fruity apple tartness. very good.

MF- slick and effervesced with a plush wheat protein feel. very fine refreshing carbonation balances the body out completely.

D- this beer deserves a better rating in my opinion, a perfectly balanced example that looks great and drinks even better.

hustlesworth, Apr 06, 2009
Photo of UDbeernut
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle poured into wheat glass

a: hazy pale straw yellow color. Nice thick head with excellent retention

s: yeast esters

t: wheat, yeast esters, clove, slightly peppery, excellent example of a Hefe

m&d: very drinkable beer. Light and perfect for summer.


UDbeernut, Apr 05, 2009
Photo of 01121987
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

hazy copper brown with a fine head that fades faster than i would have expected. also darker than your average hefe.
aroma is full of complex fruitiness. right on!
wheaty and estery fruitiness in the flavor. also right on!
mouthfeel is a little dry for my taste. more body would be much appreciated.
very drinkable, could be a session beer if it wasnt so expensive!
overall i think this beer could be better but who am i to say such a thing!

01121987, Apr 01, 2009
Photo of UA8
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Oddly dark for a hefe pours muddy brone color with a bubbly white head.

S- Lots of cloves and spicy wheat notes. Twangy yeast notes also in there.

T- The spice notes lead the way with cloves, and a subtle hint of banana-y yeast. There's a medicinal note that kinda wander around on the palate through the beer.

M- A bit thin for my liking and the carbonation burns.

D- Wow kinda a let down after having some of their other excellent beers. I would pass on this one and gor for and aventinus or hopfen-weisse.

UA8, Mar 31, 2009
Photo of beerbuddah
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this at the LCBO in a 500ml bottle, poured it into a flute glass, because i don't yet have a weizen glass.

A - looks and golden color. lots of thick, foamy head when I poured it, but it dissipated in a few minutes. Lots of carbonation bubbles. aren't hefes supposed to be much lighter and more opaque?

S - smells great. I get hints of banana, as well as a sweet chocolaty smell.

T - very good. tastes like it smells. I taste bananas, and a bit of chocolate. The finish is clean and crisp, and the hint of cloves lingers. Absolutely no hint of the 5.6 ABV.

M - I like the mouthfeel, though it has quite a bit of carbonation. This could be because of the glassware.

D - Good. I could drink another of these.

Will be buying this beer again. It tastes great, and quite drinkable. Good for a nice summer day. I've got to find a weizen glass just for this beer.

beerbuddah, Mar 29, 2009
Photo of confer
4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Murky gold with some brown. Lots of sediment in the bottle, a lot of swirling needed to get the yeast up and moving.

S- The aroma is sweet ripe bananas

T- The taste it true hefe. You can taste the cloves. It becomes sweeter as it warms.

D- An excellent Hefe. I could drink this all summer long. I also like the .5 liter bottles, just don't like the price

confer, Mar 29, 2009
Photo of JohnQVegas
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draught into Weizen glass.

Pours a cloudy golden brown with a big, fluffy, long lasting white head.

Nose is banana and cloves, crisp wheat.

Taste matches nose - banana and clove underpin the crisp, light wheat body of the beer, with a slightly dry, clean finish with a hint of hop bitterness that doesn't linger on the palate at all. Fruity banana is less prominent than, say, Weihenstephaner.

Emminently drinkable, delicious and classic.

JohnQVegas, Mar 27, 2009
Photo of unclejimbay
4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Schneider Weisse Hefeweizen
Reviewed @ Lüke, NO 3/20/09 lunch - draft>large SW signature wheat glass
A 4.5 - Dark golden honey in color, respectable head, excellent lace and retention for entire beer.
S 4.5 - strong banana aroma evident, quickly followed by clove notes.
T 4.5 - excellent taste. Taste follows smell on a solid wheat base. Mild sweet finish.
MF 4.0 - medium body for a hefe, less carbonation than expected, but still delish!
D 4.5 - Excellent, this the first time I had this on draft, it surpassed my expectations.

The presentation on this brew was great. I had it at Lüke bar/restaurant in NOLA. They have a cool little bar, good food, and their own custom brews. Check them out on the web. I added them beeradvocate on 3/25/09.
Full-service bar featuring an extensive French, German, and Belgian beer selection, plus three exclusive house brews--custom-brewed locally: Lüke Fru (a very young beer, perfectly suited for the raw bar,) Lüke Export (a golden pilsner with a nose of Austrian hops,) and Lüke Alt (an aged pilsner in the Düsseldorf style, best for the menu's meatiest dishes).

unclejimbay, Mar 25, 2009
Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 1,386 ratings.