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

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1,323 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,323
Reviews: 750
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 34
Gots: 56 | 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 opwog


3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

You have to love the Toranado for being able to experience beers such as this on tap. Tobe honest, this was my girlfriend's beer, so I just got a couple of tastes.

A- Almost like a brewpub weisse
S- very fresh malt and hops with citrus. Much more interesting then bottled version
T- If I was to make a weisse again, this is what I would want. This is the type of beer that you can use to initaite any female to craft beers
M- Typical chewiness from a wheat like this
D- It is nice to have one like this, but I couldn't drink two.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2008 07:52:37 | More by opwog
Photo of rxdrewthejew


4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I feel that I've seriously neglected German beers, so picked this up today and had to give it a try. I figured a beer bearing my family name would be a good start. Not that my family brews this beer. Whatever. Poured into my Hef glass.

A: Darker than any of the American hef's I've seen. A hazy orange in the bottom skinny end of the glass, but it's dark amber to practically reddish brown at the top. Decent three finger head, fluffy but quickly dissipating. Ended up with some yeast in the bottom of my glass.

S: Wonderful spicy smell, cloves and pepper, along with banana, peach/apricot, pear, and champagne. I don't know if it's possible for a beer to smell dry, but I think this one does.

T: Not quite as much going on here as the smell. Strong spicy flavor comes out, along with bready wheat undertones. Fruit flavor is pretty subdued, I don't really pick any specific thing out.

MF: Thin but very fizzy body. Carbonation is high, but it doesn't detract from the feel in this case. Finish is extremely dry. There is a bit of warming, surprising due to the low amount of alcohol.

D: I was expecting a bit more flavor wise, based on the smell, but this is overall a very nice beer. Really refreshing, would be perfect for a tailgate or a warm summer night. The alcohol lets you know it's there, but doesn't slap you in the face. Better than any American Hef I've had, and no need for a lemon!

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2008 04:38:01 | More by rxdrewthejew
Photo of burnstar


4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark gold to brown. Really boarding on dunkel territory I think. Murky. Nice large head. Nice aroma- tart apples, pears, spices, cinnamon. Low sweetness. Wheat tang. Spice and fruit notes very similar to the nose. Pears, cinnamon, and bananas. Finishes dry. Definitely heavy on the wheat but it has all the wheat complexity. Pretty much everything you'd want from a wheat beer but again I think this is a bit dunkel-ish. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Pretty drinkable- but very assertive and flavorful. Definitely makes me want to revisit Aventinus to compare. Overall a very nice and unique hefe.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2008 02:17:38 | More by burnstar
Photo of jamiejohnson


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

This is my favorite German Hefe-Weizen - been drinking it for years. Just as the bottle states, this is a refreshing brew, but it's way more than that. It's a darker color than most Hefes, with a patented (banana-pear-lemon?) flavor unlike any other in the style. Tart and just spicy enough to keep you on your toes, this one's a classic. Don't forget to get all of that precious yeasty treasure that's desperately clutching the bottom of the bottle - and don't make the mistake I made tonight, drinking it too cold. It gets better as it warms. I just couldn't wait.

It's a Hef,
It's a German.
If you're drink'n beer
You're always learn'n

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2008 22:57:25 | More by jamiejohnson
Photo of phantomwyse


2.95/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Darker than expected, mid-toned brownish amber. Thick head, slow moving carbonation trickles up from the bottom of the glass.

S: Most resembling a twist on a Belgian style wit. But, with toasted caramel malts and banana and orange citrus.

T: Bitter and toasted malt. Hops slap with a bitter and phenolic backhand with esters aftershock. Not as smooth as expected or led to believe by my nose.

M: Slightly soapy, medium carbonation.

D: Eh....

I think I've fallen victim to yet another somewhat aged bottle. But, I don't think my palate was tainted too much by that. I'll find another bottle from a different store, compare notes, and amend review if necessary.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2008 22:28:39 | More by phantomwyse
Photo of GodOfBeer

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice hazy brown colour with a huge head that slowly dissipates.

Smells of banana, cloves, various dried fruits, yeast, maybe even some caramel --very delicious.

Tastes very sweet, almost sour, some lemony, banana, pretty light tasting, not very heavy.

Smooth going down but is not very drinkable, overall a delicious hefeweizen, I would say better than Hacker-Pschorr!

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2008 01:15:55 | More by GodOfBeer
Photo of joshwlt


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

Poured into a hefeweizen glass, it has any orangey gold color, similar to iced tea. Tall off-white head that didn't last too long, maybe because this is at least six months old. Smells yeasty, light fruits, pear and banana, and a smooth clovey spice. Similar to that of a unibroue (can't remember if it was don de dieu or fin du monde that smelled similar). Mmm tastes good, similar to its smell but a bit more subdued... the wheat malt provides a smoothness yet tingly with hop spice. This is really good stuff, I had read that this set the bar for its style and I might agree. Very drinkable

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2008 03:31:04 | More by joshwlt
Photo of John_M


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

My favorite German wheat beer. Should have reviewed this long before now.

The beer pours the perfect (IMHO) hefeweizen color of hazy tannish brown with great head retention and lacing. The head on this bad boy just lasts and lasts. The nose is very complex, consisting of nutmeg, bubble gum, bannana, white pepper and clove. Perhaps the weihenstephner is a bit more complex on the nose, but it would be a photo finish. The beer is pretty much hefe weizen perfection on the palate. One gets a sweetish flavor profile of cotton candy, dry clove and nutmeg. The beer is moderately sweet on the palate, but has a very dry, peppery, hefeweizen finish. The beer is medium bodied on the palate, with very well disguised abv.

This is just super stuff, and I give high marks to the Metro in Baltimore for always having it on tap. The flavors are so complex, I never get tired drinking this beer. Each and every sip is enjoyable and interesting. Really, this is pretty much everything a hefeweizen should be. Highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2008 19:23:01 | More by John_M
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4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The appearance of this beer is dark amber, somewhat cloudy; it's darker than most hefeweizens. It has a thick, off-white head. The smell is nice--cloves, wheat, sassafras, yeast, vanilla, toasty malts, and a hint of honey and apple. The taste is strong of toasty wheat malt, apple with a faint flavor of spicy hops. Little aftertaste. Mouthfeel is rather carbonated, which stays with you. This a drinkable beer, and different from most hefeweizens in appearance and taste. Overall, very unique.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2008 03:19:27 | More by theghost3
Photo of arkhamresident


3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle poured into a Duvel tulip (I really need more glassware)

A - Murky, opaque brown. Lively head with little staying power. Small clumps of yeast swirl about the bowl of my tulip. Very sparse lacing.

S - Bready, overripe banana and clove. Slight tartness. Very sweet and yeasty.

T - Nice and malty upfront, not as sweet as the aroma. Mid is a letdown, more malt but not as pronounced as earlier. Back is lightly tart.

M - Light, almost watery. Carbonation is very spritzy.

D - Quite easy going down. The crisp carbonation and the overall lightness of the brew combine to make one refreshing and easily gulped hefe.

Overall not bad. Quite good on a hot and humid day. I probably won't buy this again due to the higher cost vs. comparable domestic weisses.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2008 06:42:24 | More by arkhamresident
Photo of mnj21655


4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle

Pours a very cloudy amber in color with about a finger of thick white head that exhibits good retention. Aroma has everything a good weiss bier should with prominent phenols (clove, a bit of pepper) and esters (banana and faint notes of sour apple and pears) and a touch of bready wheat character. The bananas and clove are the prominent flavor from start to finish. There, again, is a pleasant bready character imparted by the wheat as well as a slightly sweet character from the malt. Hop bitterness is low and only just noticable. In the finish the sour apples/pears from the aroma return and pair nicely with the slightly tart yeast character. Mouthfeel is somewhat creamy with a low-moderate body and medium-high carbonation. In terms of drinkability this rates fairly well. Overall its a damn good version of the style. Very refreshing and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2008 01:42:17 | More by mnj21655
Photo of indiapaleale


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

Pours a beautiful, rich, dark peach color with a huge, thick fluffy head. Its probably darker than some would expect since a lot of the American hefeweizens tend to be lighter in color.

As the remaining yeast drips into the head of this beer it plunges into the beer and leaves a milky trail. A great looking pour.

Smells of cloves, cinnamon and spice, yeast and a bit of apple and banana.

Tastes of spice and cloves at first with a nice refreshing follow through. Its a very refreshing beer with some juicy fruit qualities that make it ridiculous drinkable on a warm day. Nothing too overpowering, just a great clean, crisp beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2008 02:24:38 | More by indiapaleale
Photo of Brianmerrilyn

New York

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

16.9 oz. poured into mini heffe glass...many times.

A: Poured a cloudy dark orange/brown Thick, foamy off-white head lasts for most of the quaf and laces for the most part.

S: Mature bready first, then bananas with yeast all over th place, some cloves and perhaps brown sugar or some candy.

T: Sublte flavor at first which intrigued me rather than disspointed, I give the foreign boys more slack than US crafter brewers. Spices come second, followed by a bouqet of mild fruit. Hops detectable but mixed well with the rest of the ingredients.

M: Smooth, medium-bodied, with tangy pungent carbonation.

D: Another standard bearer, IMO for the style. Somewhat heavier than expected and thought it was a dunkle for a bit.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2008 23:52:24 | More by Brianmerrilyn
Photo of pwoods


4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml tall and slender brown bottle, purchased at Party Source, poured into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a nice golden, dusted straw with soft weizen hazing. A nice 2 finger head forms tight and holds. Good lacing from the head.

S: First thing I notice, because it stands out from the style, is a pepper and light char/smoke smell. Both subtle but definitely different. Soft banana and clove with yeasty esters.

T/M: Grainy malts make up the backbone of this brew, a bit sweet and earthy. The yeast is soft and a little dominated by the malts. The light pepper hop spice is a nice accent. Body is light, crisp, and refreshing and the perpetual carbonation keeps things alive.

D: Couldn't carry Weihenstephaner's jockstrap but a decide and drinkable Hefeweizen. I couldn't see myself getting this again,though, for aforementioned reasons.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2008 04:01:28 | More by pwoods
Photo of MerkinMan


3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A little darker than many weissens, and clearer too. I even rolled the bottle, but am not getting the yeasty cloudyness.

S: Some yeasty / clove notes. I am finding that heffeweitssen is not the most aromatic.

T: Mellow and crisp. A good tasting beer, but personally, I want a little more. Nothing wrong at all here.

MF: Effervescent and refreshing. Wets the whistle well.

D: Very drinkable, but I want a little more.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2008 01:14:38 | More by MerkinMan
Photo of waldoiverson


4.6/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9oz bottle served in a Weizen glass

L - Big head that was bright white white with some brownish tint. It took some time to settle and left the sides quite clean of lacing until it reached the top of the pour and then a nice tight cover of head stayed

S - sweet, dry malt wheat malt aroma. some banana but not overwhelming

T - wheaty delicious with malt reminding at first of bananas (stronger taste than smell), with a refreshing sweet green grass finish

F - refreshing carbonation, no bit, smooth but not cloying

D - oh yeah, it is 92 degrees today and i expect 2 may be in-order

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2008 22:44:57 | More by waldoiverson
Photo of AltTrinker

New Hampshire

4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

This original hefe-weizen beer comes in a 500ml bottle with a long, thin top typical for this style. The appearance immeditely tells you that you are drinking a Schneider Weisse; it has a deep rich cloudy amber color. The head is huge, typical for a weisse beer, and is managed by pouring it with the bottle opening at the bottom of a weisse beer glass and gradually raising the bottle as the beer flows into the glass. The stark white head has good retention, but does whither by the end of the beer.

The aroma is characteristic of a weisse beer with a strong presence of bubble-gum and banana, along with some sweet cider vinegar. I am not a bubble-gum fan, but this is more subtle and less sweet than a stick of gum, and therefore significantly more enjoyable. The beer is predominantly malty with a sweet bready character that persists throught-out the glass. Hoppiness is restrained and balances the malt just enough to keep it from being overly malty. It has a medium mouthfeel.

I became enamored with hefe-weisse beer a few years ago during a trip through southern Germany and Austria. I tried as many varieties as I could find, then continued to look for additional brnads once I returned to the states. This remains my strong favorite, with its deep rich color and malty flavor that sets it apart from most others.

This last beer was accompanied by a cold salad dinner on a hot, sweltering summer day. This is an infinitely drinkable beer at any time, but especially so during the summer months.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2008 22:29:17 | More by AltTrinker
Photo of Larrytown


4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Like others have noted, this is a surprisingly dark hefe. It has some of that golden glow around the edges, but very much amber in color. It has a huge head that retains fairly well.

Even if the color misleads you, the smell leaves no doubt as to what style this beer is. It comes across with banana and wheat, big time. The taste backs that impression up. Some banana, some clove. All pretty typical of the style and balanced quite nicely.

I'm about to take this one out to the porch to enjoy the nice weather. It seems very nicely suited to that. It's not the best hefe I've ever had, but I'd put it top 5.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2008 16:08:05 | More by Larrytown
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9oz bottle served in a weisse glass.

L - murky, amber color with a nice size white head that settled to a layer. Carbonation bubbles were constant through the entire serving.

S - sweet wheat malt aroma, some banana aroma as well.

T - sweet wheat malt flavor, finishes sweet.

F - light/medium bodied with a crisp, refreshing feel.

D - goes down very easy.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2008 00:04:07 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice dark brown colour, lots of head and good amount of lacing. The smell was a little fruity but had that traditional Weisbier aroma. The taste is quite mellow and smooth but had a bit of spice to it with some nice sweet and fruity tones. Very nice mouthfeel, it is quite carbonated but still remains very smooth. Very drinkable, I would buy this again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2008 04:56:09 | More by dirtyoldtown53
Photo of nickfl


3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Large, slightly off white head that settles quickly. Good lace and a hazy, orange-brown body.

S - Banana, mild clove with some malt and no hop character.

T - Clove, some banana, and slight sour wheat. Very mild hop flavor in the finish.

M - Moderately thick body, fairly high carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Enjoyable, but not nearly as good as it would be when truly fresh.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2008 18:47:06 | More by nickfl
Photo of TheSarge


4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is indeed darker than any other hefe that I've had. Very rich with CO2, this is a slow pour. The head is massive and sticks very well.

Aroma is banana bread with hints of bubble gum. There is a slight perfume fragrance here, too.

The taste is very bready and clove like. There is a tinge of metallic hops character too.

This is a pretty good weizen, but not my favorite. I can tell this is a good precursor to their weizenbock.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2008 17:01:50 | More by TheSarge
Photo of riversider76

New York

3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep rich clear golden.A bit darker than most Hefe's I've tried. Fluffy white head that did not disapear,and a nice lace. Aroma is of cloves and fruit. Nice,but a bit weak. Body is on the light side of medium,with lots of carbonation. Taste is clove,and bananna,with a tart finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2008 23:38:50 | More by riversider76
Photo of PatrickJR

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16.9 oz bottle into weizen glass.

A - The first thing I notice is that this hefe is a shade or 3 darker than most, very close to a dunkelweizen in color. Nearly 3 finger head with decent retention, receding to white cap. Some lacing. Didn't see much yeast in the bottle but after rousing and pouring there's nice cloudy sediment coming down.

S - Banana esters are less prevalent than some hefes, but still there. Clove phenols are present, backed by a bready, yeasty smell. Some sour wheat malt rounds up the aroma.

T - Banana begins, but more subdued than other hefes. Clove phenols are quick to take over giving this a much different flavor profile than I'd expected. Mild sourness from wheat malt accentuates phenols. Phenolic taste moves out of the realm of simply clove and takes on a very plastic taste. A sour/yeasty/malty balance in the finish, with a slightly peppery aftertaste to keep things interesting.

M - Carbonation is maybe slightly below what I would expect, and the body is a little heavier. Rather nice all the same.

D - Very drinkable; unoffensive, flavorful, and not heavy. I would love to spend a night drinking a few of these, but the price is a little steep.

This isn't really what I expected; I've tried a lot of hefe's and although I've only tried a few dunkel's, this feels like something in the middle. It's different, but still really great.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2008 05:52:30 | More by PatrickJR
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4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

0.5L bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A = Slightly darker than I expected, this has a warm bread crust brown coloring with some lighter dark golden edges and the typical sediment haze that swirls throughout the liquid even after being properly swirled during the pour. It has a two color aspect to it where the top is darker than the bottom and the swirls become more apparent as the color becomes lighter. That part is quite pretty and I would have rated it higher on appearance but the white head was not as foamy as I wanted. I was made mostly of small and medium bubbles that spent far to much time actively popping. The head did not have bad retention but it did not stick as I would have liked.

S = Nice strong scents of winter spices, lemon peel, fresh baked banana bread. A very complex hefe-weizen smell and also nice and forceful.

T = The taste was not as complex as the smell. I get a great sour-tart lemon flavor along with the light banana flavors typical of the style, overall this is a very refreshing tasting beer that would be great on a hot day but it is a little too simple to be great in my mind.

M = Medium to medium-light body, good mouthcoating, carbonation stings slightly too much and foams slightly too much also.

D = As I said in taste, this is a drinkable beer that would be good on a hot day but not if you are looking for complexity of flavor. A good tart simple hefe for sure though.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2008 23:47:44 | More by Traquairlover
Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 1,323 ratings.