Schneider Weisse Tap 2 Mein Kristall - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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4.05/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
11-29-2010 07:52:33 | More by lacqueredmouse
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
4.1/5 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
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
3.96/5 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
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.54/5 rDev -8.8%
500ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£2.80):
Clear, golden yellow with a very large, foamy white head that I expected for the style. There is visible evidence of carbonation and the head holds quite well.
Wheat and clove with lighter banana & a sweetness. Bubblegum and vanilla following on from the initial aroma. There is also some spice and touches of fruit that is reminiscent of either pears or light apples.
Clove & banana are the focus of this one with the same hints of sweetness that feature in the smell. There is some wheat and a mix of citrus flavours with some bubblegum thrown in at the end for good measure.
Light medium in body with a little spice and a tang to it with lively carbonation. The beer is slightly dry towards the end with a crisp finish.
Not a bad beer, naturally lighter than a hefeweizen but also very similar in most aspects with the same combination of banana, clove and citrus notes although none come across as strong they would in a hefeweizen.
10-21-2013 15:07:55 | More by flyingpig
3.98/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
04-06-2012 05:35:51 | More by dansmcd
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
2.83/5 rDev -27.1%
Pale gold, yellow. Thick white, whipped head.
Wheat malt aroma, pear, touch of vanilla, green citrusy fruit smells, and a hint of a hop note. Can't smell any clove or other signature aromas of this style.
Taste is subdued wheat, some toastiness. Not very complex. Good thirst quencher, but not remarkable.
Moderate carbonation, but body quite light... slips away fairly quickly... gives the impression of a creaming soda or similar. I'm not overly impressed with this.
09-09-2006 04:52:13 | More by vancurly
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
Schneider Weisse Tap 2 Mein Kristall from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
87 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.