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Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

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Reviews: 744
Hads: 1,323
Avg: 4.07
pDev: 14.74%
Wants: 52
Gots: 129 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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Style | ABV
Weizenbock | 8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John_M on 07-16-2007

Schneider version. This brew is the result of the long friendship of Brooklyn brewmaster Garrett Oliver and Schneider brewmaster Hans-Peter Drexler. Garrett had always admired the delicate balance of flavors in Schneider Weisse, while Hans-Peter had long enjoyed the effusive hop character of Brooklyn East India Pale Ale and BLAST! Garrett's concept for the collaboration was that each brewmaster would brew essentially the same pale, hoppy weissbock in the other's brewery, but with different hopping to reflect the local hop flavor.

Dry-hopped w/ Hallertauer Saphir.
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Photo of Malt_Man
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served at cellar temperature into Schneider Weisse weizen glass.

L) Light orange-honey colour, hazy, 3cm pure white fluffy head, collapses to 1cm with thick lacing.

S) Orange marmalade, Champagne yeast. So fresh and invigorating for a beer.

T) Sweet orangey flavour, real balancing hop bitterness. Pink grapefruit in there for sure. A total tangent from the usual banana / clove hefeweizens, while still retaining the same refreshing body.

F) Very clean mouthfeel, a definite 1980s orange squash sweetness and the hop bitterness is muted and a perfect balance. I would say that the carbonation is significantly lower than a typical weisse bier.

O) I literally cannot fault this bier; its unmistakably a weizen, but a totally different flavour. So drinkable.

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Photo of tlema1
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: golden yellow with a thick white head
S: malt and fruity sweet my
T: almost Tripel-like fruitiness, with a hint of booze
F: great mouthfeel, coats the tongue
O: very good beer for any occasion

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Photo of James954
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: golden honey with copper tinge and a just a tad cloudy
S: Allspice and honey malts
T: Orange spicy bite notes upfront with a weak grapefruit finish
F: Medium mouthfeel and carbonation

Overall: I love this as a Dopple-bock. I don't like the particulate in the bottom that you have to be careful not to pour but that comes with the territory.

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Photo of codekiln
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a four inch snifter, extremely cloudy bog brown with bits of particulate matter. Very little head but quite fizzy. Smells are dominated by sweet malts. Taste hits the front of the tongue with phenolic, tangy sourness that is quite striking - like prunes.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle marked 14:206-250914. Sampled on August 11, 2015. I'm njot sure but mine might be an older bottle.

I say that because it globs out an olive-yellow pour with a huge white head and heavy yeast sedimentation floating all about. Completely opaque.

The aroma is still quite vibrant with a wide array of lemon-pepper spice, nutmeg, allspice, and perhaps some nutmeg with the malts in the shadows.

Medium body.

There is an immediate grainy malt character but the pepper and herbal spicy notes really kick in for the taste. Mild bitterness that leans fruity.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy dark orange with a frothy white head. Nose is overripe orange, Banana, melon,some malty sweetness. In the mouth, it’s sweet with some yeasty banana and clove notes. Flavours are mainly orange and orange zest with some light grapefruit notes and little caramel. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of ZachT
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Gold colour, cloudy, luscious white head
S: Citrus, pear, banana, bread, melon, some spice notes, bit of alcohol
T: Bread, pear, banana, melon, some earthy/woody notes, firm bitterness, yeasty
F: medium bodied, rich mouthfeel, highly carbonated, finish is on the dry side with a slight alcohol warming
O: Rich and highly complex, the hops make their presence felt, but still let the banana and clove come through, as well as other esters and malt aromas, alcohol is noticeable, but still quite easy drinking

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- This pours a very murky coffee with extra cream color, due to the exceptional quantity of yeast suspended in this bottle! There isn't much of a head but what there is, is dense, creamy and off white in color and really doesn't dissipate at all. Lacing leaves a little bit more to be desired but overall this looks like a fine Dopplebock!

S- Citrusy hop presence is duly noted in the aromas and is very much upfront! Following smells of malt sweetness, fresh grainy wheat and barley, slight woody aromas, creamy biscuit, spices such as clove and pepper and fresh leafy bitterness on the finish!

T- Wow! The overall flavors are very well balanced between creamy yeast and bread, various spices, citrusy/banana fruit and everything is tied together with crisp, fresh hop cones/leafy bitterness! I really can't say much more in terms of this category, and both styles used to create this beer meld perfectly on the palate!

M/O- Super creamy/buttery smoothness with limited carbonation in terms of aggressiveness. The body of this brew leans towards full, and is not only excellent on it's own but with a Wensleydale cheese! The balance of this beer came together very well in all areas....the look perhaps could be improved on but other than this a most excellent sociable beer to enjoy throughout an evening with good friends!

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Photo of Tele
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving Type: Bottle
Consumed: 7.28.15

A: 4.75 Pours orange gold; very pretty. The off-white head is very uniform and lasts about 3 minutes leaving good lacing.

S: 4 Wasn’t sure what to expect with this beer, but it smells surprisingly Belgian, like a tripel. Lots of banana and clove come in first, but the hops appear and take things in a different direction. There’s some tropical fruit and citrus blending with the esters making for some unique aromas. At the end malt and wheat come through making things a bit earthy.

T: 3.75 Taste follows the nose with a some sweetness, banana, and clove up first. Next is light bitterness with an almost soapy flavor; it’s a bit off-putting, but not distracting. Hops linger on the finish with moderate bitterness.

M: 4.25 The carbonation is very nice. Mouthfeel is a bit richer than I was hoping, but since this is labeled a doppelbock, it’s pretty appropriate there.

O: 4 Pretty interesting and enjoyable beer. Not sure I would seek one out again, but the Belgian flavors make me want to try more from this line, especially their hefeweissbier because those flavors work so well for the Weinhenstephaner.

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Photo of Gregaroo
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured nice and cloudy into a tall pilsner glass, may be because of the sediment that had settled in the bottle. Surprised by the hoppy taste for this wheat beer. Would I have another? Absolutely!

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Photo of Shemmy
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Just going on my second bottle ever. Really am amazed by this one. I can understand that some may not like it. But it is just amazingly pineapple with a floral finish. Utterly unique beer that would be utterly brilliant after a bottle of Unser Aventinus probably my favorite beer!

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Photo of brianbeze
3.17/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

look: There wasn't as much head as I'd though there would be. Looks like a standard weiss beer, cloudy but a little darker. Not bad but not good just average

Smell: I smell maltiness and alcohol. The alcohol burns my nostrils and there is a sharp peppery scent to it with a bready base.

Taste: Starts out with the alcohol, then the bread then notes of grapefruit and a little orange. A real bitter aftertaste again with grapefruit flavors. A little bit of a grassy flavor in their as well. Very sweet and bitter at the same time.

Feel: thick and sticks to your mouth while also drying it out. Mildly carbonated.

Overall: Its not bad it just seems like its missing a badly needed floral aroma. I suppose a bock isn't supposed to taste too flowery but the hops throw a little too much grapefruit at me and it seems like a one-trick pony. I love grapefruit flavored IPA's (not real grapefruit but the hoppy taste) but thins seemed like a bad beer to showcase these hops. They also seem like bad hops to showcase the wheat malt as the warm sweetness was competing with the bitter citrus in a bad way. Its not terrible but I probably wouldn't consider it balanced very well to my tastes.

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Photo of Kuaff
4.57/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Cellar temperature in my weizen glass.

Classic German wheat beer presentation of a rocky white head over a glowing cloudy orange. Dense, elegant lacing. Beauteous to behold.

That aroma is somethin' else. A distinct citrus bouquet of orange, lemon, and lime, some peach, honey, and vanilla. And sweet white bread. Woo!

The flavor is like fresh squeezed orange juice at first! Then I get more tropical fruit like pineapple and peach. The incredibly juicy fruitiness dries up into a crispy-clean, biscuity, bready finish. Well done.

The feel is appropriately full, sprightly, and spritzy.

Fantastic weizenbock. The hoppiness went over my head a bit since I'm a hops-desensitized IPA drinker, but they definitely have more of a presence here than in other wheat beers I've had. More notably, it gushes tropical fruit, which really makes it shine.

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Photo of aleigator
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Schneider weisse hopfenweisse

Glowing, slightly hazy, golden color with a decent head.

Offers up a fantastic nose, exhibiting floral notes, slightly herbal grass, clove and a ripe fruitiness of banana and orange peel. Grassy hops are well recognizable among a note of honey and bready yeast. Quite complex and intriguing.

Has a perfectly fitting medium carbonation with a smooth mouthfeel to it, thanks to the pleasantly present yeast.

Tastes of bread, leavy hops and a honey sweetness, balanced by a refreshing, medium hop bitterness. Its fruity flavors blend very well into slightly warming honey and biscuity malts, while the hops really amp up the whole character of the beer, pushing it gently into a floral bitterness, without denying its initial flavors. Finishes sweeter, with honey infused yeast smoothness among pepper and dried orange, hiding its higher abv perfectly.

The hoppiness adds a new dimension to the beer, elevating it into the fuller Saisons-, Tripel category. Throughout enjoyable, versatile on the palate, with a very convincable counterpart to the typical Bock sweetness.

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Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

- look not as large as a head as most german beers, but nice hazy dark gold
- a lot of cloves and hops some yeast but the hops really hop out
-not as bread and yeast tasting as some of the darker one in this style, this has alot more hop profile with great clove and some citrus fruit notes
- smooth the hops give a carbonation sensation but its apart it form the hops in the aftertaste
- overall a great beer one of the best in this style i have had

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Photo of Arminius757
4.78/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

What. A. Brew.
Been all over Germany during my time abroad. Had lots and lots of different Weisse beers, but this one takes the cake.
Pours a beautiful dark cloudy orange color, with a tint of blond coming through. A nice forthy thick head tops it off that sticks around.
The smeel is simply great. The hops really pokes out, with smeels of citrus, grapefruit, and the traditional banana, clover, and yeast.
The taste is even better. The hops comes through to add some real depth to this brew, but it doesnt add bitterness. No, this one is sweet, and all the better for it. You can really pull out the grapefruit and banana with a nice yeasty backing. Good mouth feel, with a nice level of carbonation. I couldnt get enough of this, only wish I bought more than one bottle...

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Photo of zac16125
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500mL bottle into a pilsner glass
Bottled on: 080114

A: Hazy, dark golden, 3+ fingers width of white head that has good retention before dissipating down and leaves a good amount of lacing. 3.75

S: Lota of citrus, quite hoppy, huge grapefruit and some orange, subtle wheat characters and zesty spice. 3.75

T: Like the nose there’s lots of citrus, subtle fruity esters, some wheat. 3.5

M/D: Fuller side of medium bodied, carbonation appropriate, ABV very well masked, drinkability is average. 3.75

O: This one wasn’t for me. Not a bad beer, but nothing special and not at all what I look for in the style. 3.75

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The color is a hazy chestnut tinted blond and a rich 1” cream colored foam collar
S: Bread and caramel aromas, tropical fruit, banana, clove, and earthy hops.
T: An assertive hop presence balances the bready banana clove flavors of the weissbock.
F: full body and slightly above average carbonation. Very creamy texture.
O: I liked the balance of the assertive hop flavors and the weissbock character.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It's an IPA, full of pine and pineapple with the obligatory touch of compost, so I should probably hate it. But it's also a weizenbock by Schneider Weisse, whom I love - so the whole thing just feels insane.

In that insanity, there is a remarkable beer. I'm just not sure if it's really for me.

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Photo of drmeto
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

-pours a cloudy golden-orange with a medium, frothy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
-Follows the nose plus a typical banana taste
-medium bitterniss
-spritzy carbonation
-alcohol very well hidden
very good brew

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Photo of JPowell712
3.59/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very different. I liked the hop flavor, but to me it tasted like someone took and IPA and mixed it into an unfiltered wheat beer. It was good but nothing that really blew my mind.

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Photo of shillzor
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, dried apricot color, with a bit of light sneaking through around the edges of the glass. Has a three-finger head which dissipates into a half-finger of foam. It also has some sparkling, tight lacing. Very nice looking beer.

Aroma: No need to bury your nose into this one. It's got a pungent aroma that fills the room upon opening. Tropical fruit, apricot, clove, and a bit of citrus on the nose.

Taste: Tropical fruit and apricot at first, followed by a bitter, citrusy finish. At 8.2% ABV, the alcohol bites through, especially as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Weizen-smooth with a slight prickle. Unfortunately the bitter, alcoholic finish throws off the balance. It's actually a bit of a chore to finish the whole glass.

Overall: There are certainly things to like about this beer, but the lack of balance put me off. I'll definitely opt for the Aventinus over this one in the future.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very tasty combination of flavors is at work in this beer. The collaboration style works for me - the nose and appearance of a Hefeweizen, combined with IPA elements, is both interesting And satisfying. It is hard to describe, but somehow I like it.

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Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Typical hefewiezen appearance. Very cloudy. Huge head. Amber appearance. A bit darker than a standard hefe but still more golden than brown. High carbonation just about visible through the murkiness.

Yeasty aroma. Hints of candied fruit and a little bit mild of citrus hops.

Taste is full bodied. Very high in yeast and bread flavours with candied fruit notes. Nice hop finish adds an interesting twist to the weiss beer style. Similar to a belgian tripel in taste and in abv. Perhaps a Belgian IPA would be a fair comparison. Not hoppy like an American IPA but definitely carrying a hop kick in the midst of all the yeast and clove tatses..

Overall, a great beer with a full bodied and complex flavour. Difficult to categorise but definitely a pleasure to drink.


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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden body with mild haze and scattered sediment. Aromas of fruity esters, orange zest, wheat, clove, subtle spice, grass, floral hops. Alcohol heat is a little too prevalent, coming in mid-palate. Medium to thick body with a syrupy, resinous hop bill. The nose is better than the flavor. Decent.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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