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

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1,506 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,506
Reviews: 779
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 42
Gots: 136 | 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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Ratings: 1,506 | Reviews: 779
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Half liter bottle pours a dark caramel color with a sturdy, creamy topping of light tan foam. Retention is pretty nice and lacing is a bit slippery on the sides of the glass. Why is this one so dark?

The darkness comes through in the form of toffee on the nose along with some traditional banana and cloves, in equal quantities. Almost smells (and looks) like something caught in between a hefeweiss and a dunkelweiss.

Banana and roasted malt flavors bordering on chocolate are most prevalent with some lemony wheat tang. Carbonation is lower than many hefes, but certainly not low. Mouthfeel is not quite as full and creamy as I would like either. Both are minor complaints as it is a pretty tasty hefe, just a little on the expensive side and there are better, more economical options for the style.

Photo of PapaGemutlich
2.97/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle pour to a straight pint. Tarnished copper, almost brown color (very dark for a weiss); creamy, stable head.

Solid phenols, slightly metallic overtones.

Reasonably well made, I guess, but this is a touchy style to get just right--I wouldn't go out of my way for it. . .

Photo of WhiteOak
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Murky, dark tarnished copper appearance. Quite dark for the type. Big, foamy off-white head with some lace retention.

S- Soft banana, spice, ripe pears. Nice.

T- A touch more bitterness and less sweetness than others. Some caramel malt in the middle, with grains and nuttiness. But the finish is sour.

M, D- Light & very drinkable with overly lively CO2 and no ABV detectable.

Photo of kingcrowing
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at das bierhaus poured into a half liter aventenus glass.

Pours a fairly dark amber to light brown with a nice big white fluffy head that stays around for quite a while. Nose is light fruity and yeasty.

Taste is sweet, lots of banana but somehow the finish is quite dry and tasty. It reminds me of banana chips. Mouthfeel is full and rich, super drinkable.

Photo of Stunner97
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance- dark brown to amber, very very murky with little carbonation to be seen, slight thin white head off the pour

Smell- yeast clove, esters , spice, slight banana,

Taste- good yeasty and wheaty flavor up front, very slight spice and clove on the finish, little bit of banana can definitely be noticed, a little sweet up front but winds up being about balanced at the backend to be not to too sweet, slight spice on finish

Mouthfeel- light crisp with low carbonation, very smooth and creamy

Drinkability- this beer is pretty tasty hefe and was enjoyable overall, its finish was nice and refreshing, a very good german brew, not the best of the style I have ever had but definitely a very solid example worth checking out,

Photo of BranfordBound
3.61/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle poured into a Hofbräu weizen glass. No discernable date on bottle.

The pour is foamy and leaves a three finger white head which fades to an ample covering halfway through the drink. The color is murky dark golden bordering on amber. Lots of medium sized bubbles float to the top. Leaves some lacing.

The aroma is a bit subdued. Typical hefe notes with a sweet banana, an apple lingers around. Sweet, not spicy.

Taste is similiar to the aroma, a little variation on the hefe style, which is nice, but still makes it off. There is a roastiness which brings out the malty and bread notes. Also there is a sweet banana and a vinuous finish as it warms. Not too much spices.

Mouthfeel is typical hefe, some carbonation feel on the tongue with a wet and clingy afterfeel.

Drinkability is above average, the abv isn't too bad and the flavor is nice, but that vinuous warming sneaks in and hinders the sessionability.

The taste is certainly an interesting variation, but there is a lot left to be desired. The flavor isn't too strong and some normal hefe notes are missing or muted. It's like a cross between a hefe and dunkel that turns out to be a little bland, still worth a try, though.

Photo of wordemupg
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into matching Schneider Weisse glass june17 2010

A a murky brownish orange with a two finger head that has average retention and leaves just a few patches of lace.

S a little banana and some spice with some dry cereal

T not far from the smell but with a little more grains

M light in the mouth with decent carbonation giving it a creamy feel

D pretty good for a sunny day, easy enough too drink and worth trying

good but not great, after their Aventinus wheat dopplebock this is a bit of a let down. still a solid beer just not world class like Aventinus

Photo of RuudJH
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This Schneider Weisse Tap 7 is their original hefeweiss bier.
0.5 l bottle, from jan. 2010.

Looks great with huge cream coloured head, brown-orange hazy coloured beer.
Banana, malts and yeast. herbs, fruit, floral garden smell, hops.
Taste is equal. bittersweetness.
Clean finish. Very soft mouthfeel. No real alcohol noticable.

Refreshing carbonation.

Schneider proves they're among the best of brewers in this style, including it's variations.

Photo of rtepiak
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a darker hef with a great head of yeasty dough rising that fades in due time. nose is dry and floral. a mild sweet pollen... with as corriander quite to it. not very bright and sweet as expected. a finish of burnt coriander. rather herbal. and floral crisp that clears the tongue... quite dry on the tongue with a mild black pepper. there is still wheat malt qualities but not as dynamic or coating of the tongue. fruit is there in the back grounds. citrus mild... a bit of pear skin... earthy. particularly in the clouding bottom of the bottle. a savory hef. but at least not a rotting fruit hef. it seems the astringent nature of this beer counters in creamy frothy body.

Photo of AEK
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml brown bottle poured into a Schofferhofer weizen glass.

A. A hazy amber/bronze colour with a thick dense white foam head that had plenty of staying power.

S. Typical German wheat. Spicy, peppery with some clove in there.

T. Quite winey and peppery to begin with then the fruity malts emerge with a slight banana taste and some bubblegum, blueberry flavour perhaps? After a while warming up in the glass I got a mandarin taste too.

M. Clean and smooth.

D. The Tap 7 version has been available in the UK at a certain supermarket chain for a few months. Although this is a nice drinking beer, I seem to remember the original being much more complex but I am going back about 5 years since I had the original Schneider Weisse. This will be a real treat to drink on a hot summer's day and a good introduction to the German wheat beers for the novice.

As far as I am aware this is available all year round.

Photo of ryno09
3.51/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Much darker than I anticipated. Good carbonation but I didn't get much head retention with it. Good clove/spice flavor that is not overpowering along with a huge malt load. It gets much sweeter as it warms up. Very drinkable I prefer different style hefeweizens.

Photo of BobZ
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz. Bottle. Poured in into it's own Schneider Weisse .5Ml glass.

Appearance: Beautiful amber/orange, almost dark enough for a dunkle for god-sake, nice looking beer, builds a strong head initially but then quickly dissipates to around a 1/4'", has excellent lacing.

Smell: Nice clove and banana as fits the style but also quite a bit of malt flavor.

Taste: Nice, unique for a Hefe, it has the givens as in banana etc. but they are all there behind a nice malty curtain. Really a great hefe to have "when you're having more than one".

Mouth feel: Highly carbonated but easy on the palate, very enjoyable.

Drinkability: Very drinkable, great cookout beer.

A really good Hefe, unique flavor profile. The price is the only issue as it's substantially more than Weihenstephaner and it's (almost but) not quite that great. Like I said, one to buy a few bottles of and appreciate from time-to-time as variety is truly the spice of life.

Photo of tchenery
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass from the bottle.

Beer has a nice rich orange color. It's darker than I thought it would be. There was a serious head on the beer when first poured. It's dissipating but is very active.

It smells kind of spicy and tart and of floral fruit - almost apple-like. The beer tastes great. It tastes more of banana than it smells. It has a silky feel to it and is very refreshing. It is very highly carbonated, which takes an edge off and gives it a zesty taste.

Great beer. So far my favorite summer wheat that I have tried. It's not too overpowering on any one aspect. A very full flavored, well balanced beer.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
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 -7%
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 +0.5%
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 +19.3%
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 -5.8%
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 -4.5%
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 +15.6%
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 +0.5%
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 +14.8%
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 +14.6%
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 +13.8%
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%
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.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 1,506 ratings.