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

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795 Reviews
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Reviews: 795
Hads: 1,618
Avg: 3.97
pDev: 15.37%
Wants: 51
Gots: 197 | 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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Photo of Sammy
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A top pick. Great with food. A light sweetness on the tongue, a banana smoothie. Wanted to finish this myself but my mates had to have some and more again. Had again in August 2005 and really appreciated its delicateness and malty buttery creamy taste.

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Photo of rdrummer
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is maybe the best wheat beer that I've tried. It pours darker than the average wheat with a light brown, clear color and a light brown head (really nice with staying power), and lots of lacing. The beer has a wonderful aroma with the wheat coming through the strongest with the slight smoky flavor that is so redolent with good wheats. There was also a nutty overtone, and again a spice that is common in German cooking but that I can't remember the name of.

The taste is superb. It is more deeply wheaty than regular Hefe-Weizens but also has a smoky, slightly sweet flavor that reminds me of a hint of caramel. It is a very complex taste that I want to try again. Unfortunately, I only bought the one pint bottle of it. The mouthfeel is crisp, clean, and full-bodied.

This is a very drinkable beer that does even better on tap. I've had it at several German bars, but the bottle is almost as good.

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Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Schneider Weisse - one of my all time favorite German Brauerei's. They have a excellent sense of quality. This is a definitive wheat beer. cloudy, yeasty aroma with a scent of hops, delicious almost silky taste with just enough bite to get your palate excited. What can I say - I love this beer. Has a great head with the proper upside down bottle pour into the tall pilsner style glass.

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Photo of Reidrover
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought in the 500ml Euro-style brown bottle "The Original German Hefe-Weizen"
This beer has a darker appearance than most hefe I have had the great pleasure of tasteing''almost an amber colour beneath the haze..a great frothy ever so slightly off white head which dissapates to a small but persistent head.
The smell is very nice fresh wheat bread mingles with bubble gum and some tropical fruits...nicely done.
Ah great taste again i taste the wheat bread and the bananas,,the bubble gum is less present..nice malty finish..after a while a small amount of hoppiness appears but not much.
Feels creamy smooth in the mouth but does tingle the taste buds..excellent.
Very very drinkable I could get drunk on this beer very easily.
All in all an excellent Hefe-Weissen among the best I have no doubt.

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Photo of Puddleglum
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well this was everything I was told it would be. A nice hazy, unfiltered hefe-weizen with a strong head, all the banana and spicy esters associated with a real hefe and the taste to boot. The mouthfeel was also the standard tingly experience. Quaffable.

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Photo of wnh
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into a weissbier glass.

Pours a thick, cloudy, chestnut-tinted dark amber--quite dark for a "white" beer--with a thick, frothy white head.
Spicy clove on the nose, with a subtle but bright fruitiness throughout. Rich and spiced on the palate, almost warming, with a touch of cocoa powder, subtle juicy fruit, and a sweetish almond nuttiness. Quite distinctive.
Lively and quite carbonated, with a light body that feels heavier than it is due to the carbonation.

A good hefe that hits the notes it should, while throwing in a few distinctive ones to make it interesting. Recommended.

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Photo of BrewMaster
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark reddish-orange to amber and copper with a thick, light tan head.

Smell: Rich creamy, banana aroma with chewy wheat scent. Light bubble gum scent on top a nice maltiness.

Taste: Big, spciy malt flavor, chewy, creamy. Cinnamon, pepper, caramel, crisp spring water, light woodiness. Fruity ending with banana and light apple or pear. Bubble gum and saw dust.

Mouthfeel: Very lively carbonation exposes nice flavors and texture. Clean ending, slightly sticky but very comfortable.

Drinkability: Excellent, robust flavor, clean feel, and all around a wonderful beer.

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Photo of ecoastman
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drinkability - One of my favourite hefe-weizens. A touch heavier than others but still very drinkable. Also usually slightly better priced. I always keep this one on hand since it is well available all-year around.

Appearance - dark murky brown with a haze as deep as you are willing to stir up the good sediments.

Smell - deeper than other similar german beers. I have a hard time pinning this one down but it does have the traditional banana bread, and clove aromas. It stands out from the others.

Taste - like the smell. It has the traditional hefe-weizen flavous but holds a deeper and richer flavour. A touch more earthy but that makes it more outstanding. I wouldn't consider this as refreshing as other beers of this style...but I love it.

Although I usually try to pour as much of the yeast sediment as possible in hefe-weizens, I prefer this beer with a little less of the "good" stuff - leave some at the bottom of the bottle.

Mouthfeel - smooth and creamy. Carbonation is held well.

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Photo of Vlanderen
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle purchased in Vancouver, BC. The first time I puchased this Hefe Weizen it was one of 4 different Hefe's I purchased as a little break from my recent proclivity towards strong Belgian ales.
Indeed darker than others I have sampled, but I like the the copper/amber gold colour. Aroma of bread and yeast.Tastes of cloves, malty with sour wheat and banana/apple-banana. Finishes with some white pepper, a nice linger before the next sip.
Crisp and effervescent in the mouth refreshes as it washes down my throat. Summertime during Christmas! This one could go on all night...very drinkable.

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Photo of BierManVA
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have enjoyed this on tap in München as well as in the bottles here in America. Both taste the same although, the bottled version does seem to have a few more 'dark bits' of settled yeast.

A darker than normal Hefe with even tones. Nothing overpowering, ie. not more clove than banana and vice versa. I like this quality as the senses are not overwhelmed.

Well carbonated, as a good Hefe should, and a smooth taste and mouthfeel that somehow force your hand to keep reaching for the glass.

An excellent breakfast bier.


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Photo of BeerBuilder
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brownish-bronze in color with a tan head. The aroma is malty, nutty, and has hints of clove. The flavors are of cloves, fruitiness, and malt. It has a nutty, chocolatey taste as well. It has a smooth, oily/creaminess that reminds me of a Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout. Very easy drinking and smooth; a definite favorite. The first time I sampled this one was at the Blue Nile, thanks to feloniousmonk. Unfortunately that night I didn’t remember how good it really was.

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Photo of canucklehead
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This Hefe shows to be slightly darker than most with an almost clear look to the body. What really grabs me is the complexity of the taste as it is not all bananas and cloves. Good malt and some fruitiness, this beer tastes more March/April than July/August. I love the way this beer promotes your appetite and makes you want to eat rather than filling you up with "too much beer".

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

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Photo of eb003
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm a Hefe fan, so it won't be surprising to most to see me rate this one pretty high. I drink this one all the time, which is surprising to me that I didn't review it before now. Anyway, the appearance is very nice. It pours a tad darker than most Hefes, but it is still cloudy as most wheat beers. The smell is good, it smells like any other hefe, which is pleasing to my nostrils. I really like the taste of this beer. It has a slightly different flavor than your Franziskaner or Hoffbrau...it's a little closer to an Aventinus, but not quite as deep. The mouthfeel is very smooth. The drinkability on this is high for me, because I just really like this brew and drink it quite often.

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Photo of Offa
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a tasty, somewhat full bodied hefewiezen that I really like for the slightly darker character that is kind of like being half way between a regular hefeweizen and a dunkelweizen.

Somewhat dark, hazy amber, it has a big, long-lasting off-white head that slowly shrinks and leaves some lace.

The aroma is fruity with banana, pear, whole wheat bread (though mild), and a hint of caramel.

The flavour has a strong whole-wheat bread taste with fruit, citrusy tartness, and hint of spices. The finish has a lot of whole wheat and spices. It is somewhat sweet and full bodied, yet crisp and tingly.

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Photo of dacrza1
4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

500ml bottle...picture perfect brownish-orange (yeah, it’s Cleveland f-ball season soon!) with a head that thickly sits and dissipates evenly...clove is evident and pleasant, and I have (as seemingly always with weizens) a hint of banana?....the mouthfeel may be among the softest I’ve sampled...the refeshing aspect of this beer is difficult to quantify...a brilliantly drinkable beer, more than at home in the humid August evenings...

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Photo of ordybill
4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 ML bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Wheat and spice, very nice
Appearance- Pours a reddish brown with a medium sized fluffy head.
Taste- I noticed it was a little watery, but it had a very nice malt flavor
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation
Overall- A very good hefeweizen, I will drink this again and I recommend everyone should try it.

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Photo of witster18
4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Definate citrus is quickly taken over by mellow cloverish heady finish. Not to be fooled around with - just serve chilled. A very good Hefe. The most drinkable and best tasting Hefe that is accessable. A full bodied beer for those who think thats not what they like and for those that do. Highly Recommended for me...this is fantastic for summer get togethers. Go get some at your local specialty store and swirl the last of a bottle in your glass to see what unfooled around with and unfiltered means.Big head....hops particles still in bottle....powdered sugar and lemon up front....followed by a pleasantly overwhelming blast of creamy and sticky goodness clover and other floral undertones...too good to put into words..just drink one

one of my top 5 beers...any style...here they are if you wanna know...
1.Elliot Ness(nessy)
2.Edmund Fitzgerald Porter(fitsy)
3.Dortmunder Gold(dort)
4.Schneider-Weisse Hefe
5.St.Ambroise Oatmeal Stout/Bell's Double Cream Stout

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Photo of Mosstrooper
4.37/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500ml bottle into 500ml Paulaner Weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a light caramel color with a very large, fluffy, off-white head that lingers for a very long time and leaves behind thick, foamy lacing.

Smell: Heavy yeast foreground aromas, with apple, banana, and citric smells in the background.

Taste: Begins bready and yeasty, with a tart, green-apple finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium body with almost no carbonation and a very refreshing finish.

Drinkability: A very good hefeweizen that barely falls short of being perfect. Definitely worth a taste.

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Photo of slitherySOB
4.37/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a good damn beer. Not what I expected from a hefeweizen. Poured a dark orange colour, some yeast sediment and a small head that lasted. Smelled deeply of orange, spice, wheat and hop. Tasted delicious. This is a great beer to have after you just got sunburned while mowing the lawn. It was a little too cold, so I waited for it to warm. The more it warms, the stronger the scent and flavour profile. Tasted alot of orange and wheat protein. Hops were well balanced. Lighter mouthfeel. Very drinkable. You can and will want to drink alot of this at one time. A great beer.

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Photo of TKempe
4.37/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer has a very dark appearance (unusual for the style): rusty with many shades of brown, and has a big and compact white head (which then slinks to a beautiful everlasting layer). Carbonation is very active; hardly any lace.

The aroma is almost as full and strong as Aventinus, and shares its yeast-heavy, chewing gum-like character. But it is not as sweet and fruity, and has a stronger accent on the wheat instead. A slight peppery and spicy accent is there as well (at times, giving the aroma the appearance of speculaas).

Wheat is strong in tasting the brew, giving it a nice sour touch. In comparison to other Weisse's, I would say this one has the best formed wheat character, which combines wonderfully with a subtle and welcome hop accent. But it is a sweet tasting beer as well. And again, this is dosed just right, not too heavy on the banana. After-taste is sweet and sour at the same time.

Mouthfeel is heavy carbonated and very juicy, combined with a round body.

A very mature and delicious Weisse (probably my favorite one).

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a cloudy, yeast hazed copper color....almost muddy like. The head is off white in color, not too thick but it is rather a densely populated film over the brew. Lacing isn't overly impressive but I am finding this is the case with all S-W products so far....better than average but nothing special overall.

S- Caramel sweet malts are ever present upfront, with silky smooth yeasty biscuit aromas wafting into my nostrils. Toffee/molasses semi sweetness is noted as well with clean raw wheat and barley kernels and as expected, this has muted spice and fruit....cloves and banana come to mind. The finish is just ever so bitter but more leaning towards dry baking spices.

T- Ok this is a very traditional tasting Hefe brew, with very prominent citrusy spice appearing on the palate.....grapefruit rind tartness, bananas, cloves and nutmeg are detected...pumpkin pie like, and it is creamy....I like a previous reviewers analogy....yogurt/yeast roundness. Perhaps there is some pear fruit cleanliness and the finish is slightly sour and grainy.....very interesting and tasty for sure!

M/O- Creamy carbonation and a solid medium body would be the best description I can give. This would be a great dessert beer to enjoy with some lemon or lime pie, or fresh berries.....as well, I'd have no problem enjoying this throughout an evening on it's own, and might share with some friends as well! I recommend and will definitely seek this one out again! Another great job by Schneider Weisse!

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

It didn't take me very long in my journey of beer discovery to learn that I absolutely adore hefe weizens (and, in fact, essentially any wheat beer). So in the interests of becoming a more well-rounded beer drinker, I purchased a couple of different wheat beers from the LCBO and decided to have a look at the variety within the style.

Schneider Weisse Hefeweizenbeer is, for no particular reason, first on the docket. Poured out of a 500mL individual bottle from the cooler of the LCBO (freshness dated, though using a code I couldn't quite figure out from a quick glance alone) into my oversized weizen glass. And what a pour - in fact, it's a good thing it was an oversized glass, as the head alone on this beer nearly stretched to the sky. The brew itself is a thick, very cloudly, almost opaque amber-orange that looks positively breathtaking, and the solid two inches of extremely foamy head only helped. Head retention, as well, is excellent. Within ten minutes the head was a bit more manageable, but still very much present, and with a superb amount of lacing to boot. I can't wait.

The aroma is not entirely dissimilar to, say, Hoegaarden, though the styles are different - sweet and spicy, with yeast and wheat notes at the fore. Very fruity on the nose - I detect bananas, pears, and perhaps apples as well (though very faintly) - but I also detect cloves, and some slight nutmeg. Mouthwatering, although I couldn't get enough of those fruity notes to justify a perfect five.

Taste is absolutely superb. Everything present in the smell bears out in the taste, which is deliciously rich and complex. Initially sweet - yeasty, wheaty, bananas, pears, nutmeg, a light maltiness - although a slight bitterness and some sour notes appear on the finish. Curiously smooth for such a complex taste, and I can't stop myself from going back to a second sip. Absolutely delicious; almost a privilege to drink.

I can't complain about mouthfeel - carbonation is lively (though not excessive) on the tongue and a medium body is absolutely a joy to drink. Which also, incidentally, makes this quite drinkable. It's not something I would pound day in and day out, but it's a delicious summer beer that should - at the very least - turn some heads and start some conversations. My only complaint, perhaps, is that some of those subtle hints - of say bananas, and pears - aren't played out enough in the brew and are hence just frustratingly out of reach. Nonetheless, I'm hooked.

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Photo of stingrayvr6
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Paired with some wheat crackers and goat brie. Caramel gold/brown color, fantastic frothy white head with great retention and decent lacing. Smell of strong lemony citrus and sweet malts. Taste sweet up front, with sweet and bready malts. Citrusy bitter finish. Nice carbonation, very smooth, washes down the pungent brie very well, fantastic session beer, wish I could find these more often.

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

ST: Poured from bottle into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass, .5l

A: Deep brown, with golden highlights. Tall white head, with huge lacing. Delicious!

S: In the nose is caramel, banana, heavy clove. Huge clove smells, even some nutmeg and allspice.

T: This isn't a hefe. It's close to a dunkel. In color, and especially flavor. Dark malts, more complex sugars, darker, less sweet clove and less tart banana. Amazing to say the very least.

M: Perfectly creamy, smooth, high in carbonation. The bottle fermentation pushes this one into amazing, legendary status.

O: An amazing brew, not a hefe. Not quite a dunkel. Kind of half way between, although it does lean more Dunkel.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 795 ratings.