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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
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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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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
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

mmess65, Jul 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Gottesverachter, May 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

jborg, Jul 07, 2013
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 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 xylophonica
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 50cl bottle into a weizen glass.

A - Very clear golden colour with a big fluffy head. Excellent lacing starting to form.

S - Strong vanilla aroma with plenty of sweet banana. Classic kristall aromas. Touch of malt in the background. Not a complicated aroma but very succinct and strong. Big light fruit hit coming through to match the taste as it warms - plenty of peach and pear.

T - Taste is not as pungent as the aroma; also quite a bit sweeter than expected. The malt flavour is there but it's subdued - the taste is still very rich but without the full-bodied flavour. Fruity tastes abound though - some light strawberry, pear & peach.

M - Mildly spicy at first largely due to the carbonation levels but subsiding to a more sweet fruity-malt sensation.

O - As this beers warms it becomes remarkably more peach flavoured. At first this was scarcely detectable but as I consume more it's becoming much more obvious in both taste and aroma. The sweetness could be slightly overpowering for some but otherwise this is a very interesting example of this style of beer.

xylophonica, Aug 12, 2011
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 lacqueredmouse
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into my Franziskaner weizen glass. A very clear refined golden colour, with a head than only a wheat beer poured into a weizen glass seems to provide - billowy, chunky, solid and luscious. Masses of carbonation; it streams in tiny lines very slowly along the bottom edges of the glass, then gets released into an anarchic mess of swirling bubbles once it gets past the narrowest part of the glass. It's absolutely delightful to look at.

Whatever you say about a Kristalweizen, being able to watch such mesmerising bubbles is something it has over its hefe counterparts.

Nose is mild with light wheat acidity and a slight round yeasty sweetness. Faint banana and bubblegum, but quite subdued. Hint of green organics come through as well. It's pretty light on, but it has some pleasant and true wheat characters to it. In true kristal style, though, they seem very subdued and relaxed.

Taste is really quite pleasant. To start, there's a light bite of metallic zing, before a refined wheat grain character and a touch of acidity on the back. Sweetness rolls around the back of the palate, giving body and clout to the beer, which stylistically could be rather thin. Finally, the metallic character comes through to give a refreshing kick to the end of the palate.

Quite full, especially for a kristall, and the flavours are very nicely put together, which helps meld the palate.

A really, really good kristalweizen. I'm not sure I've had a better one; one with more flavour and character, or so well constructed all up. Schneider do do an excellent range of wheat beers, and with this they show what can be done with a style that is often neglected.

lacqueredmouse, Nov 29, 2010
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

innominat, Sep 02, 2012
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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
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Stoffel, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

pathman, Mar 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

vhmf1978, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

phaedrusovchaos, Jan 16, 2012
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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
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

supermeniscus, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

mizx, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

ssgunbond, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

mnixon86, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

koopa, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

dcmchew, Nov 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

hayesjw, Feb 20, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Three fingers of foamy fluffy white head which drop sto half a finger and remains, joined by some fine spotty lacing. Body is clear, golden and effervescent.

S - Banana, wet hay and salty crackers, reminiscent of pilsner malt.

T - Banana, bubblegum and salty malt.

M - Crisp medium carbonation, full mouthfeel.

O - Lovely and crisp with pure, clean flavours. A great example of the style.

dansmcd, Apr 06, 2012
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Schneider Weisse Tap 2 Mein Kristall from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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