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

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1,304 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,304
Reviews: 748
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 33
Gots: 52 | 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 drewmprs


3.15/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Far too yeasty to be appealing as a hefeweizen. Short-circuited on the head, because there was none. I think the son made this one without pa's approval. I paid 3.49 at hollingshead. I don't think i'll purchase this one again. Not traditional, too simple. Dark amber color, more like a weizenbock or dunkel weizen. The head in the picture looks nothing like the actual head.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2006 04:31:24 | More by drewmprs
Photo of Nerudamann


3.18/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - caramelized brown, almost like a cola. Two and half fingers of head that dissipates somewhat slowly. Very good carbonation.

Smell - Fizzy, sweet and malty smelling. Not quite as earthy smelling as their green label.

Taste - Again, not as earthy tasting as their green label. This one has a little more champagne like fizz to it, which I don't think is a detriment necessarily. Only slightly malty, but not hoppy either. It tastes like the malts are just a little weak.

Mouthfeel - Very light in texture, fizzy.

Drinkability - Not as complex and interesting as some of their others, but a very drinkable beer. Easy enough to come back to.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2010 04:12:59 | More by Nerudamann
Photo of grannaniwa


3.18/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Extreme head on first pour, but the head dissipates quickly to nothing! Color is golden, with an amber tint. No haze… should have inverted the bottle. Nice nose of bananas, bubble gum, and some yeasty funk. Smells very tart. Doesn't pull me in quite like the Weihenstephaner.

Taste comes off a bit stale. High carbonation stays very prickly the mouth. Finishes dry and a little yeasty. No sweetness at all, and ester flavors don't show up that much in the flavor. Got all the yeast in the last pour (500ml into 12oz glass) and the bubble gum shows up more.

Overall: B+, leaves me 'eh'

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 00:06:39 | More by grannaniwa
Photo of MeisterBurger

Ontario (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

If there's any beer more fun to pour than a hefeweizen I don't know what it is, and this beer is no exception. It pours a surprisingly dark amber with good turbidity. It's only slightly lighter than the color of the bottle. A large puffy white head slowly shrinks away and evens out leaving some lacing and head retention, but not a lot.

Smells of stale banana bread with a very subtle malty sweetness. Just a hint-o-bubblegum, but there's a good punch of clove.

The first sip is crisp, tart lemon with almost a juicy caramel taste to it, which I wasn't expecting and which seems to lessen with every sip, but which I really like. It's has a clovey bubblegum taste and a mild underlying phenolic character that's almost bordering on pink erasers, and it's not terrible but it somehow seems to dominate the other flavors. Finishes semi-dry, but not as dry as I would expect for a hefe. There's a hint of clove and pepper that linger around in the aftertaste along with that same plasticy phenolic character. Mouthfeel is a little thin.

Overall I enjoyed this beer but since it's one of the rare few styles in Ontario which I actually have a decent selection of, I'd go for one or three others before I went for this, alas.

My 100th review. Go me.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2009 00:57:07 | More by MeisterBurger
Photo of Roke87

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle poured into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass at cellar temperature. Can’t decipher the bottle dates.

Appearance- Pours a dark and cloudy amber colour with a huge four fingers of fluffy white head that very slowly dissipates to an average ring leaving very minimal although its still there lacing.

Smell- a kick in the teeth of yeast aroma with a very spicy, clove nose right off the bat. Below average bready malt smells with a very mild aroma of banana fruity smell thrown in there.

Taste- Holy spice batman! This one is a definite spice monster; the cloves are oh so dominant on the palate so much so that it’s hard for other flavours to shine through. Although you do get a nice fruity banana flavour next mixed in with the bready malty flavours, typical hefe flavours but a little overdone on the spice if you ask me.

Mouthfeel- Light to medium bodied with a below average carbonation for the style, kind of dry as well on finish although it does go down somewhat creamy and smooth.

Overall- On this Hefe night tasting this one falls dead last of the ones I’ve tried tonight. Way to overdone on the spice end and not even close to enough balance, the look for a Hefe also almost put me off, it looks a lot more like a dunkel but apparently it’s not? Also very below average to no carbonation on this one while other Hefe’s I’ve tried have had great carbonation. Overall I would not search this one out again let alone pick it up on a whim, below average on way to many aspects, fail.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2011 06:41:40 | More by Roke87
Photo of stoutman


3.23/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy pale amber colour with a mid-sized diminishing frothy white head. Sour and sweet wheaty aroma with shy fruity notes of banana and pear, alcohol and shy hints of cloves. Light sweet wheat-malty taste, banana, medium to light bodied, well carbonated spritzy mouthfeel; slightly bitter and tart finish with light clovy notes. Compared to the original Schneider, this one is rather disappointing. Not bad, but not great either

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2006 20:59:40 | More by stoutman
Photo of AllThingsNinja


3.23/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

While this may be the original hefeweissen, it isn?t typical of the style or the best. The color and appearance are a bit dark for a hefe and a bit light for a dunkel. The aromas are grainy, but lack complexity. The flavor is but a par. It lack's the interesting fruity flavors that draw me to the best examples of the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2004 23:48:52 | More by AllThingsNinja
Photo of cpetrone84


3.24/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pour is a dark copper brow, hazy, with an off white tight head. Nose has a hint of roast, a fair bit of yeast, lightly dusty and lemon notes. Taste is similar, dark malt, lots of yeast, dust is faint, a good bit of lemon and candied sugar. Body is light, moderate carbonation and flavor thins a bit in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 01:20:08 | More by cpetrone84
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot


3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

07-25-2013 00:32:43 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
Photo of CrazyDavros


3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy light brown, more like a dunkel. Good large head.
Nose shows nice bready wheat, soft cloves and definite banana. Pretty much spot on for the style, but somewhat faint.
Similar flavours, just a subtle. Nothing to say about the finish, it just fades away to nothing.
Watery body, but nice high carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2010 05:59:37 | More by CrazyDavros
Photo of logicalparadox

New York

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

03-15-2013 03:49:44 | More by logicalparadox
Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

I had high expectations for this - one of my favourite styles from the brewers of the glorious Aventinus.

A: Poured a beautiful dark amber colour - reminded me of a homebrew I used to drink working on a farm in Bavaria - much darker than the standard hefe. Medium head that quickly vanished.

S: Faint hint of banana and clove - nothing particularly enticing.

T: All clove and no banana - although there's a pleasant backbone of bready wheat and malt, this is a lot less flavourful and balanced than others I've tried.

M: Slightly less carbonated than your average hefe, but refreshing and smooth nonetheless.

I'd drink this again if it was the only hefe available - it's certainly not unpleasant, but it doesn't stand-up to the likes of Paulaner and Weihenstephaner.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 19:25:41 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
Photo of 500MLperWeek

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

04-22-2012 03:55:22 | More by 500MLperWeek
Photo of abrodsky


3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

06-11-2012 20:25:41 | More by abrodsky
Photo of ygtbsm94


3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

03-08-2012 01:36:58 | More by ygtbsm94
Photo of DaveJanssen


3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

12-16-2013 17:14:07 | More by DaveJanssen
Photo of sweemzander


3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500mL bottle poured into a hefe glass.

(A)- Pours a fairly dark amber color. Produced a nice large fluffy pure white head with good retention behind it. Plenty of lacing left behind as well.

(S)- A dry biscuit-like baked wheat aromas. Bits of banana and bubblegum too. Subtle clove. Just tons of nice bread and wheat aromas in this. Maybe even a touch of honey sweetness.

(T)- Similar to the smell. Overall, a dry wheat and biscuit-like flavor. Rather sweet with a honey-like malt aspect. Bits of banana and spice.

(M)- A crisp yet mellow carbonation level. Very sweet for the style with a heftier malt bill that sacrifices some fruit and earthy flavors for an overall maltier/sweeter feel.

(D)- A decent Hefe. Much duller yet sweeter with more amber-like malts than typical for the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2011 14:48:46 | More by sweemzander
Photo of Intrinsic


3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm a little bit disappointed with the colour of this beer. It reminds me more of waste water with a foamy head than beer. Not what I would call appetizing. However, it does smell nicer than it looks, with a floral bouquet that well-prepares you for the taste. It's actually quite refreshing despite its looks and is quite dry. Overall, I'd only say this is average because its looks take it down quite a few notches IMHO.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 20:53:40 | More by Intrinsic
Photo of RoyFokker


3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

03-28-2014 02:40:57 | More by RoyFokker
Photo of DogFood11


3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Being on a mission to find the best hefe for me, this is a no - brainer to put in the stable. Says on the back of the bottle its the oldest hefe brewere in Germany. Having enjoyed every offering I've sampled from this brewery this beer comes in backed by a outstanding reputation. Its definately on the darker side of things for the style leaning towards amber. Flatlands type head, meaning it has no hills, pancake style. Easily managed, leaves ring like lacing.

I just had the Paulaner and I found it to be highly fruit based this one leans towards the spiced aspect of a hefe. Champagne like carbonation is a bit sizzling and has a tendancy to have the "foamy" feel and is distracting to me from the rest of this beers goodness. Bananna portion is bready, I get a rather light spritzy feel to this one for better or worse.

Notes: As good as this beer is, and I can see why its so highly respected, it was far from unforgettable.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2006 03:40:33 | More by DogFood11
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

11-05-2012 01:38:33 | More by NorCalBeer
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Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

03-08-2014 12:48:21 | More by Mack
Photo of illidurit


3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle. Pours a light amber-orange with a big billowing beige head. Aroma is pretty potent with equal parts banana and bubblegum, with some nice clove as well. A bit of tropical fruit and an acidic character too. Flavor is tart and citric with lesser banana and vanilla notes. Not as creamy as a hefe ought to be. Doesn't really all come together quite right. Still decent.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2009 22:16:28 | More by illidurit
Photo of JMS1974

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

07-05-2014 19:12:23 | More by JMS1974
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

04-11-2014 14:44:17 | More by mmilyko
Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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