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

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1,451 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,451
Reviews: 767
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 37
Gots: 98 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-03-2002)
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Photo of mtstatebeer
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
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
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
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 +3.8%
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 +13.1%
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
4.35/5  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
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
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
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
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
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
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!

Photo of chenzo9999
4.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The smell of the beer was amazing - banana like with a hint of clove.

The color was nothing special, but formed a nice head.

The taste was delicious, with a mild fruit-like flavor.

Not overpowering or harsh to the mouth.

Overall one of my favorites to date. Cannot wait to by another bottle.

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy gold amber with good carbonation and a nice white head. Nose is full of cloves with a little bit of banana mixed in. Flavor is malty and slightly sweet and critusy, with clove notes, a touch of banana, and a slightly sulfury note in the finish. Mouthfeel is a little on the rough side for a hefe but still not bad at all.

Photo of chenard67
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was picked up at a locale LCBO and was an intriguing buy. Interesting looking bottle and i do enjoy the ocasional wheat beer.

a. very unusual cloudy amber colour for a wheat beer however does make you wanna try it

s. the smell does not smell bad but does not excite the nose that much

t. deffinatly taste great. Has a unique nut banana bread taste. The taste continues through the whole beer and is great

m. not a high amount of carbonation however it is close. however not unbearable.

d. for a wheat beer it is very drinkable you could have a couple but like other wheat beer it is very filling

Overall i would drink and pay for this beer many more times.

Photo of LittleCreature
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - 3.0
A lot darker than normal for a hefeweizen, almost looks like a dunkelweizen with three fingers of creamy off white head that quickly reduced to a single finger. Appropriately cloudy.

Smell - 4.0
Less aromatic that usual for the style, but classic notes of sweet bready malt, clove, spice and a little citrus are there.

Taste - 4.5
Not as overtly fruity or spicy as some hefeweizens, for which it is probably more drinkable. Complex flavours of raisin toast, lemon, clove, pepper, a little mixed spice and an almondy nuttiness. Very nice indeed.

Mouthfeel - 4.5
Lively and fine, champagne-like carbonation fills the mouth, giving the beer an almost creamy mouthfeel.

Drinkability - 4.5
Very sessionable, tart and refreshing like the best hefeweizens; a great summer beer.

An excellent hefeweizen that falls somewhat short of the Weihenstephaner benchmark. Would go brilliantly with a feta cheese salad.

Photo of jbonapar
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a somewhat odd amber/brownish color with a rich, thick head.

Smell - So wonderfull, sweet. Malt, butterscotch, banana and a hint of cinnamon.

Taste - Perfect balance to the smell A malty clove, cinnamon and banana flavor with a subtle hop bitterness. Wonderful fine mouthfeel of champagne like carbonation.

An excellent beer, easy to drink and highly enjoyable.

Photo of speter
4.55/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Amber color (i.e., darker than the average weizen); cloudy with a three-finger head on pour that dissipates to 1/2-finger, but remained. Some lacing.

S: Banana and yeast with a hint of clove and citrus. Virtually no hop aroma.

T: Complex taste development: starts bitter at the front, then sweetens to banana towards the back of the tongue, and finishes dry. Aftertaste is decidedly citrus.

M: Refreshing medium body with strong carbonation.

D: Wonderful example of the hefeweizen style. Very drinkable and refreshing.

Photo of czfreeman
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review of Schneider weisse tap no.7 7/10/2009
The original recipe of the Schneider Brewery from what I gather upon reading the label, Ie never seen this before in the States, another benefit of living in Munich I guess!
Upon further research, apparently this is the normal Hefe under a different name---
Pours that-beautiful-slightly-darker-than normal Schneider Weisse color. A true signature of this great brewery.This is really a beautiful tone of chestnut brown, light ever-so light tan color on the effervescent head billowing out of the top of the glass. I would say this is a Dunkle Weiss.
Smells absolutely delicious, This really is aromatically one of the strongest Hefe's I hae tried. Very phenolic cloves, sweet malts, spicy peppers, ovveripe bananas, mixed with dark bread, figs, alcoholic warmth suprisingly sharp for a low ABV. The yeast is very fresh, and is a dominant note throughout. This is so fresh smelling, the spicy yeast is almost reminescent of a Belgian Dark Ale.
Taste falls a few notches short. The apperance, the phenominal smell had promised a kick in the mouth, but it is more subdued than expected. However, this is still very tasty. Malty, bready sweetness upfront, dark, musty fruity in the mouth, finishes with a sharp clove pepperyness. After a few sips, more flavors are revealed, and I am beginning to think I spoke a bit too soon about any lack of flavor.
Drinkablitiy is great. Bready sweet maltiness gives way to an almost tongue-tingling spiciness that is extremely intruguing. Picture a sweet English Brown Ale, or a standard German Dunkel with an extremly peppery finish, and a nice,creamy HefeWeizen mouthfeel.
This would go so well with game, or roasted fowl, it makes me giddy to experiment! The sweet floral notes makes something like a malty sauce with lavender or rosemary flowers come to mind...anyway this is a really good Hefe from a solid brewery. Check it out.

Photo of CanuckRover
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A surprisingly dark hefeweizen. Big white head. Absolutely clear. Points deducted for colour and clarity.

Subtle banana and cloves on the nose. Not as pronounced as I would like, but nothing bad.

Bubblegum right up front, probably the biggest part of the flavour profile. Clove picks up the tastebuds a bit. Strangely nutty malt backbone. A little bit thin in the finish.

Carbonation is good. Mouthfeel is definitely one of the beer's strong suits.

Very drinkable and refreshing, but not as complex as some of its competitors.

Photo of TerryW
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Its somehow apropos that this should turn out to be my 500 beer review as it is one of my favs - I didn't even realize I hadn't written it up yet.

Pours up a cloudy copper colour with a large firm creamy head. Looks quite appetizing. Aroma is great - spices, banana bread, cloves. Again, very appetizing.

Great mouthful. Nutty wheat and spice. Some fruitiness. Nice mouthfeel, full and gentle on the palate, but tasty and satisfying. Easy to drink a couple or more of these.

A very comfortable brew and one of my regular imbibes. This is the hefe I benchmark the others of the same style I can lay my hands on around here.

Photo of Moontang
3.3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served in a Heineken wheat beer glass
Light, cloudy amber colour, weak head that dissipates very quickly.

Aroma: Rich, strong grain aroma, with just a hint of hops. Does a good job at enticement

Mouthfeel: Slightly thick, a very small amount of carbonation.

Taste: Quite bitter at first, goes a bit sour and grainy afterwards. After taste leaves vapours of more sour flavour.

Drinkability: The taste is not quite to my liking, and it's a bit fizzy and thick for my liking. At least I get a decent buzz off of it.

Photo of drabmuh
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 0.5 L bottle into an Erdinger Hefeweisee wheat beer glass. Beer is dark brown, hazy, carbonation is moderate to high and has small bubbles. Beer was served with sediment. Head was thick and off white, head falls away and leaves lacing on the glass. This beer is darker than most hefe, good looking beer.

Beer smells kind of metallic. There isn't much in the way of esters, there is a slight wheaty smell, the aroma is a little off.

Medium body, some fruitness, a mild AT but it is not unpleasant. This beer is the opposite of dry, very wet, quenching, a beautiful beer. I am really enjoying this beer. Drinkability is really high and mouthfeel is good. There is nice palate connectivity between the front and the back. Some wheat like mild-bitterness, mild not too noticable. Overall a great example of a hefe.

Photo of decimator
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A - Poured a cloudy orange-copper colour with a puffy 1.5" head. Darker then most other wheat beers but it still looks quite appealing.

S - Sweet bread dough, bananas, some fruity sourness and some spices. A bit like a combination of sweet buns and banana bread. Smells delicious.

T - Similar to the Aroma. Lots of sweetness up front like honey and caramel. There's also a bit of toasted grains and roasted nuts in the flavour. Nice fruity tang in the middle with a bit of spiciness in the finish. Pleasant lemon and orange sour aftertaste.

M - Great full bodied feel. Great carbonation. Nice sticky fruity tangy sweetness covers the inside of the mouth.

O - Very drinkable. Stands out from other Hefeweizens with it's own uniqueness.

Photo of dpnelson1978
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Photo of kiddynamite920
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of TLove
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of allboutbierge
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Natural510
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
90 out of 100 based on 1,451 ratings.