Schneider Weisse Tap 2 Mein Kristall - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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Reviews by Hoppsbabo:
United Kingdom (England)
3.85/5 rDev -0.8%
Had a few more since my first review.
A: Champagne looking with fine strings of bubbles. Clear gold.
T: Bit of banana but not much upfront flavour. Nice residual stuff going on which I assume is yeast related, as is typical of the Schneide Weisses. Nice sherbet tingle on the tongue. Getting closer to room temperature I'm tasting a bit of corn, but that disappears after a while. Half way through and the glorious strings of delicate bubbles are still rising up. Touch of sediment at the bottom. Did the swill thing and added the last portion and got a load of cloves. Beautiful but subtle sherbet aftertaste.
O: I was blown away by my first bottle but I drank it when I was parched, so I was overly astute. The few I've had since have not been very tasty. Definitely better when thoroughly chilled and left out of the fridge for 10 mins. A very refreshing beer if you've had a busy day in the sun.
02-29-2012 13:15:21 | More by Hoppsbabo
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3.73/5 rDev -3.9%
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.
08-28-2012 17:49:21 | More by tempest
4.7/5 rDev +21.1%
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.
11-30-2012 20:25:40 | More by Alcoholic
3.79/5 rDev -2.3%
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.
06-16-2014 16:50:51 | More by beerdrifter
3.96/5 rDev +2.1%
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.
05-29-2013 14:10:50 | More by patre_tim
4.05/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
05-29-2004 17:43:19 | More by Globetrotter
3.43/5 rDev -11.6%
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.
01-02-2006 06:00:27 | More by DaveFL1976
4.1/5 rDev +5.7%
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.
10-01-2010 19:24:40 | More by Absumaster
3.79/5 rDev -2.3%
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
02-09-2013 09:21:15 | More by Cozzatoad
4/5 rDev +3.1%
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
06-15-2013 22:28:53 | More by IchLiebeBier
3.88/5 rDev 0%
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.
04-09-2005 08:08:14 | More by hefevice
4.18/5 rDev +7.7%
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.
01-09-2004 20:52:48 | More by JCBears
Schneider Weisse Tap 2 Mein Kristall from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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