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Schneider Weisse Tap 2 Mein Kristall - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

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BA SCORE
87
very good

45 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kristalweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Weisse Kristall.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 04-06-2002)
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Reviews by Alcoholic:
Photo of Alcoholic
4.7/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

For me, the Original leaves a sour after taste which puts me off drinking any more.
This however is definitely much better. As others have said, it's crisp and clean but still tastes great. The carbonation is bit much but overall this is still one of my favourite beers.

Alcoholic, Nov 30, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of innominat
4/5  rDev +3.1%

innominat, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of rastaman
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I often never understood the kristall wheat style, but this is an exception, more to it than most german kristall wheats, hints of honey, apricot and banana, the best kristall wheat i've tried.

rastaman, Apr 06, 2002
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Ciocanelu, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of tempest
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had a .5L bottle in Germany. It's crisp and clean, almost like a kolsch, or low bitterness pilsner. There's still a soft, bready aroma with a peppery, clove edge. There's a hint of banana mixed in too, and as you might expect, this tastes like a cleaned up Schneider hefe. A slightly sweet, bready malt flavor rolls over the tongue, but there's a drier finish. This beer seems a little more crisp and refreshing. I'd prefer Schneider Original, but this was a pleasant change of pace while traveling.

tempest, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of Vinicius
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Vinicius, May 12, 2013
Photo of Gottesverachter
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Gottesverachter, May 26, 2014
Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Stoffel, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of beerdrifter
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Beautiful crystal clear straw yellow pour with a three finger foamy pure white head with decent retention and lacing. The nose is typical Weizen, but much more subtle. Hints of grass, yeast, wheat, straw, cloves, and just a touch of banana and bubblegum. The taste follows suit with lots of grass along with hints of clove, banana bread, wheat, yeast, lemon, and subtle bubblegum. The mouthfeel is light bodied, crisp, subtly sweet, with a nice dry finish. Overall, a nice refreshing alternative to the normal Hefeweizen.

beerdrifter, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Clear filtered, looks like ginger ale with a moderate amount of fine bubbles, and one finger of white head that looks like a slice of white bread sitting on top. It fades moderately fast.

S: Bananas, cloves, a very 'Belgian pale ale' like yeasty scent reminiscent of blue cheese bite, without the stink. Very mild and gentle.

T: Extremely mild and dare I say watery. It is watery, which surprises me from this company. However, the Belgian type yeast I mentioned, as well as a lovely gentle banana come out and are clearly presented before each fades, then theres a watery, very American Adjunct lager like watery taste that kicks in and fades. Really hides the alcohol. A nice yeastiness that is doughy, like a Miller Lite, but this fades too.

M: Light watery body, medium high ginger ale like carbonation leaves it almost foamy in the mouth.

O: I like beers a lot and so like to try new ones, this isn’t one I would choose again, but really it is from a great company. The bottle is cool, I like their style. If you can’t stand the yeast floating in your beer, you could try this, but its not as good as Weihenstephaner’s Kristall.

patre_tim, May 29, 2013
Photo of Globetrotter
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Standard German brown half liter bottle and the usual blue, silver and white Schneider Weisse label, with "Kristall" written in script at the bottom. Purity law applies, of course. Best before 5/9/04, I opened it on 5/29/04.

Poured a clear and very bubbly gold under a 1.5 finger white head with some body and good staying power. I didn't see much lace, though. The nose was strong with yeast and spice. The mouth was very prickly and light. There's a slight tart citrus flavor accompanied by some coriander on top of a good wheat and yeast base. The yeast and spice linger longest into the aftertaste. No appreciable hops, but they really aren't needed. I found this brew surprisingly yeasty for a Kristall, but pretty darn good nonetheless.

Globetrotter, May 29, 2004
Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +3.1%

pathman, Mar 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

vhmf1978, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of DaveFL1976
3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A bubbly pale body with a fluffy white head that settles down in short order. Nose is sweet and malty. Not much hops noticable. Schneider Weisse Kristall sports a clean, sweet taste with a familiar wheaty aftertaste. The beer is pretty heavily carbonated and I think this hinders drinkability a bit. Mouthfeel is similar to champagne carbonation, but with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. A good warm weather beer, but not fantastic.

DaveFL1976, Jan 02, 2006
Photo of Absumaster
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

According to the label this is the tap2 beer.

A clear, golden beer with a huge initial head.

Smell of ripe bananas and a nice grainy wheat smell. Very fresh and even some notes of lemon.

Taste is very fresh. The wheat is light and has some grainy notes. The yeast is most dominant in the beer, giving banana, lemon and some pine-apple. The mouthfeel is smooth. Aftertaste is light and crisp.

Absumaster, Oct 01, 2010
Photo of Cozzatoad
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle

A- Clear golden body, perfectly transparent, sure this is filtered. Carbonation is quite evident. Big, white fluffy head, decent retention, not as much lacing as expected

S- Quite subdued. Sweet with a bready malt background, a hint of vanilla. Slight spicy touch (pepper)

T- Again quite on the sweet side, even for a weizen, but not cloyingly so. Soft bready malts, with a slight salty hint to bring a bit of complexity. Hints of vanilla (as the smell suggested) and peach. Also a slight spiciness

M- Drier than your usual hefeweizen as to expected. Also a bit more on the crispy side. Overall still very soft as per style though a bit more lively on the palate

O- Not super complex, but drinkabilty is even better than in common hefes. Overall an highly enjoyable, easy beer

Cozzatoad, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of Danny1217
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Danny1217, May 17, 2013
Photo of rale
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

rale, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of phaedrusovchaos
4/5  rDev +3.1%

phaedrusovchaos, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of IchLiebeBier
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Huge frothy head; clear, golden yellow; effervescent

Aroma: Faint Bavarian Wheat aroma; more like a Witbier; cloves; light banana and bubblegum

Taste: Very smooth, creamy, malty start; subdued, crisp wheat beer profile; citrusy; slightly hoppy finish; very refreshing

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of starlight37
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

starlight37, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of GClarkage
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of hefevice
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle. This one surprised me. I was expecting it to be inferior in all ways to the hefe version. Significantly lighter than the hefe version, crystal clear light gold with plenty of efferescence as expected, and a big white head that I had trouble controlling on the pour. Aroma was true to style, very much like its hefe brother. I was expecting a somewhat muted taste, but was very surprised as it was full of flavour, cleaner but less complex than the "mit hefe". Felt a bit lighter in the mouth, but I guess that is to be expected. Very nice Krystal! Would be a good way to introduce the style to those unable to cope with cloudiness. I really need to try this one again alongside its hefe brother.

hefevice, Apr 09, 2005
Photo of JCBears
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: The appearance of this beer was quit pleasent for me as I am normally a clouded dunkle weiße bier drinker. Its krystal clearness lending well to its name. It had a weak yet sharp head

Smell: An average smell yet had a hint of sweetness. A good precussor to what was yet to come

Taste: what a pleasent surprise. A great sweet beer. The first thing I thought of was desert beer. Had a wonderful rise and fall to the power of the taste and yet never would I put it as over powering with a sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Crisp with bubbles reminding you that this is still a German beer and not forget its orderly origins

Overall: I rate this beer well because it is so dynamic. This is the beer you serve at a classy party after the main coarse to finish a good meal.

JCBears, Jan 09, 2004
Photo of supermeniscus
4/5  rDev +3.1%

supermeniscus, Nov 27, 2011
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Schneider Weisse Tap 2 Mein Kristall from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
87 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.