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

Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-WeisseSchneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse

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Ratings: 1053
Reviews: 697
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.27%

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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: johnmichaelsen on 07-16-2007)
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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Single bottle (looks like a 2009 date, but I can't tell) poured into a Hefeweizen glass.

Appearance: Poured slowly without disturbing the sediment you get an amber yellow beer with a large big cell foam (about 1/3") on top. Pouring in the rest of the sediment gives you the same color but now cloudy and maybe a hint more orange. Lots of bubbles moving up through the glass.

Smell: Grapes, grapefruit (maybe an orange citrus) are the strong smells here. Yeast is faint. Not bad, but not what I was expecting.

Taste: To some extent is really is a weizenbock with a lot of hops to it. The alcohol is there just a tiny hint at the end to remind you that you're drinking a stronger beer, but up front is the hops and wheat beer flavors. For the fruit one gets with a wheat beer I'm definitely getting grapes, but the citrusy hops are there to along with a hint of sweetness. Again, my eyes are saying hefeweizen but my tastebuds are saying something else. Good...but hard for me to decide if this a wow or just a "Mmmm good, glad I tried it".

Mouthfeel: Almost no carbonation on the tongue despite the bubbling in the glass. There is a chewy nature to the drink, but up front only. As it passes the tongue it's pleasantly coating.

Drinkability. Definitely a beer to experience and sip, but I can't see myself trying it again. Hopefully I can find the Brooklyn version of this to compare to out of curiosity, but I'll stick to traditional weizenbocks and hefeweizens which it appears I like better.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2009 02:01:15 | More by damndirtyape
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Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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