Schneider Weisse Tap 2 Mein Kristall - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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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
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
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
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
3.79/5 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
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
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
3.43/5 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
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
Schneider Weisse Tap 2 Mein Kristall from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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