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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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BA SCORE
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1,050 Ratings
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Ratings: 1050
Reviews: 697
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.27%


Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

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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DerBayer

Germany

5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

HA this is supposedly the same as the old Schneider-Brooklyner but I must say more sueffig - sampled in the Weisse Braeuhaius itself!

The taste look and smell are AMAZING - Weizenbock meets IPA - the beer that s got it ALL!!!!

It combines the depth and complexity of a Weizenbock with the freshness and spiceyness of a very good IPA - this is fucking outstanding!!!

Serving type: on-tap

01-08-2010 22:29:04 | More by DerBayer
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acelin

Kansas

5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a dark golden haze, with orange, copper, and yellow highlights. Gorgeous off white head, one that leaves giant lacing.

Smell is intense. Just, brilliant. Best I've ever smelled. Small mounts of banana, citrus, clove, nutmeg, and delicious hallertau, saaz, and other noble hops. Incredible.

The taste follows, with a huge malt backbone. Perfectly delicious wheat, with great esters, and hops that give great floral bite in perfect unison.

This beer deserves higher praise. This is the future of beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 04:46:50 | More by acelin
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sebod89

Connecticut

4.98/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Went to this brewery and had it in their beer garden and it was the most interesting beer ive ever had. The citrus aroma blending with the banana and clove yeast by-products produces and absolutely splendid beer. Granted I had this right from the brewery and its always the best there, I also had it in the U.S. and it was almost as good. Still had all the notes that I remembered.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 23:27:49 | More by sebod89
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diesel59

New York

4.98/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

OMG! this might be the greatest beer I have ever had!... It is the best of both worlds... the centurys of German knowledge in brewing ...combined with the hop craze on this side of the pond... equals what I would say is a hybrid between an American IPA and a german hefe- weisse!... I can't believe I have never heard of or read any posts on this brew... It is only a matter of time before everyone gets hip to this... and it will be untouchable...

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 01:20:57 | More by diesel59
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TheSarge

Illinois

4.97/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours pretty much like any other hefeweizen/weizenbock, but the head dissipates too quickly. The body is hazy as typical, and makes for an orangish caramel color.

The aroma is unmistakably hop dominant. I smell pine, orange (not rind, but actual orange), and a spicy grassy finish in the fragrance.

I was expecting a totally sour mouth puckering hop bomb, but this is very awesome. Hopfenweisse is so well balanced, I get the wheaty banana hint right up front, then goes into an orangish citrus kick, and finishes with a bubble gum sweetness.

This is refreshing upfront and wetting to the palate, but the ABV in the end is slightly detectable. This is the best beer I've had in a long time.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2010 08:34:31 | More by TheSarge
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brantadid

New Jersey

4.9/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a cloudy golden color with a solid inch of head. The head diminished quickly with little to no lacing but left a thin creamy topping on the beer.

The smell: this is an IPA. Nothing but wonderfully fragrant hops. So much floral...yet slightly refined.

Wow!!! The hoppiness in the smell is totally balanced out in the taste. I know this is supposed to be a hoppy hefe-weizen, ale, but this is totally balanced. I have never had anything like this. Is it malts or barley that is providing the balance? I'm not sure. The rich creaminess that exists in hefe-weisen ( think franziscaner) is completely balanced by the floral, bitter hoppiness of an IPA.

Mouthfeel is just incredible. You get a creaminess that is cut by just the slightest amount of carbonation.

With the massive, creamy flavor, and the low carbonation this beer is insanely drinkable. My only hope is that this colaboration continues into the future.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2007 05:15:33 | More by brantadid
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MrOH

Maryland

4.9/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy light amber with a billowing head, great retention. Nice stream of carbonation,
but not as much lace as I would have assumed.

A combination of the banana-clove you want in a hefe and clean noble hop aroma up front. Perfumy. I use Saphir quite a bit in my homebrewing, and it smells great in this beer. There is however, some serious bready malt underneath it all.

Tangerine, banana, some clove, and doughy wheat tastes. Slightly sweet, but the hoppy finish is dry.

Fluffy mouthfeel. High carbonation keeps this feeling light for 8.2%.

An excellent beer. Much better than the Brooklyn version. Awesome. A great reason to break out the weizen glass. I don't know what else to say, but I wish that there were more beers like this out there.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2011 23:19:58 | More by MrOH
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

4.88/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden-yellow that just barely leans into the orange part of the spectrum. As you would with a hefe-weizen, I swirled the last half-inch of the bottle before the final pour, which gave a pineapple/pear/banana juice-like opacity. Total fruit juice fog. Head is a super-creamy, long-lasting, foamy thing of beauty.

Smelling this beer is to experience pure aromatic glory...on a horse...bearing a sword...riding to victory. Ahem, ok, waitaminute...seriously, I cannot get enough of the aroma. It's a fantastic merger of sweet pastry dough, clover honey, white pepper, fragrant and flowery perfume, lemon rind, and glazed doughnut. The gentle but present alcohol underlines all this with a warm breeziness. Oh c'mon, how can a beer smell this awesome???

Flavor is pretty much a mirror of what the aroma gives, but when it all bursts to life on the tongue, it's unbelievable: grapefruit (rind and flesh); perfume-like wildflower sharpness (like, if you actually chomped down on any type of wildflower); clover honey; lemon pie; white pepper; Sauvignon blanc grape/wine; pineapple; glazed doughnut; sourdough bread. Fairly dry, lightly tart and a bit puckery in the finish, which leaves a nice balance of sugary sweetness and earthy bitterness on the tongue. As with the aroma, the alcohol comes in just enough to add flare and detail. Just stupidly delicious.

Lightly coating/sticky, but mostly fluffy and creamy, buoyant and silky, and just enough carbonation for some pizazz. How can it smell, taste AND feel this good? Damn.

The brewers say it's a "hefe-weizen," BA says it's a "weizenbock," but I think it's a German WeizenIPA, clearly a totally unrecognized and undefined type of hybrid. It offers the best of Germany's various wheat beers smacked upside the head with some American-style hoppiness, exercising the balance, depth, complexity and quality that both brewers usually deliver. Calling it "good stuff" is like calling Black Sabbath a "decent band." Truly top notch.

Note to self: Buy This, Savor This, Repeat Daily.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2010 22:34:15 | More by Metalmonk
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BabySnakes

Pennsylvania

4.88/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cloudy straw yellow with a medium head. Lots of yeast in my pour.

Aroma's first impression was of a sour beer, a geuze maybe. The hops are certainly there, citrusy,tangerine, spicy, but are blended with the yeast aromas of clove and banana.

The taste was grapefruit, clove and banana at initially. As it warms the grapefruit gives way to sweeter citrus, the tangerine I detected from the aroma. The clove and banana are certainly there as well. The Hallertauer Saphir hops are responsible for the citrus, grapefruit and spicy aroma and those flavors come thru as well.

The mouthfeel is very full. Medium carbonation and lots of body from the wheat. Excellent.
This beer is more than the sum of its parts. All of the characteristics I detected meld in a masterful way that I would wxpect from two heavyweights collaborating. This is an outstanding beer!

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 01:36:06 | More by BabySnakes
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malty

Michigan

4.85/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Gently rolled on counter top a few minutes as to release yeast stuck to bottom of bottle.

Pours a super cloudy tan-orange (looks just like a Brach's milk caramel square). Blossoming dense 2" head that just a shade darker than white (ultra light cream colored). Airy, thick globular lace all the way down the glass.

The aroma is divine. Cloves - check. Banana - check. Bubblegum - check. Yeasty esters - check. Hoppy spice - check. Wait, hops in my hefe, YES! With a name like hopfen-weisse, I'm cautiously intrigued cause' this isn't something you'd normally find in a wheat beer. I'm anxious as all-get-out to try it though!

Wow, the flavors mentioned above all translate perfectly, but there's a lot more revealed after a few good quaffs. The citrus element quite often found in the yeast strain of a good hefe is complimented brilliantly with the citrus-floral component from the hops used in this wheat beer. The bitter dryness from the hops gives this beer a gentle crispy edge, which allows every dimension of the multitude of flavors to be clearly showcased. There's also a minty underpinning towards the end of this unorthodox, yet lovely barrage of flavors. The balance of the sweet, malty, hoppy & dry all dance flawlessly together.

Mouthfeel is what you'd expect from a high quality hefe; medium bodied (with a little malt traction) and a playful amount of carbonation as to keep the flavors dancing.

Drinkability is perfect. The hops bring a quality dry finish to the long lasting, lingering flavorful finish.

A spectacular collaboration of two continents from two evidently passionate and knowledgeable brewers. I'm utterly blown away from what I just experienced. I know FFF has their hoppy wheat Gumballhead - which is quite fine, but this pairing between Brooklyn & Schneider sets the bar for anyone interested in brewing a hoppy hefe with some staying power (over 8% abv). Off the charts superb!

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2007 19:29:22 | More by malty
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Hopnobbin

Texas

4.85/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

If you can consider this beer a hefewiezen, then it'd be my all time favorite....I love beers you can't see through! Beautiful golden cloudy color, so many flavors in this one. Yeasty, citrisy, sweet, sticky...heaven in a bottle. No time to review, must drink!

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2010 22:09:21 | More by Hopnobbin
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goatuscrow

Germany

4.85/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I buy this beer regularly since I live in Germany and the beer is sold in the half liter bottles which are standard German fare.

This beer is bottle fermented and the yeast is in the bottle, if you roll the bottle before you open it, it will dispense the yeast into the beer. This makes for a very cloudy beer with larger than usual pieces of yeast floating around.

I don't smell beer very often, but this beer smells like grain with a hint of lemon/ citrus.

The taste of this beer is unusual in that it's the first hoppy beer made in Germany that I have tasted.It is a wonderful beer for the hot summer months and very refreshing as well as intoxicating.

The carbonation is medium to low and feels very natural.

I love beer and this is the pinnacle of beer making to this point for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 06:30:15 | More by goatuscrow
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scootny

New York

4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been drinking this for awhile. Finally getting around to reviewing it. This bottle is from the release last year. I pour it into my Sisson's Weiss glass.

The appearance is a murky brownish orange , with a huge rocky head that has meringue like peaks. Lovely. It slowly recedes leaving a thickish cap that never leaves. Lots of lacing all the way down. A fine and active bit of carbonation bubbles that revive the head after each sip are slightly hidden by the opaqueness.

My nose is immersed in pine and citrus as I bring the glass close. Light banana esters and some spiciness as well. Wheat malt and light caramel says this is a strange and different kind of brew. I am intrigued by this unusual bouquet.

Hops hit first and with authority. The wheat smoothes it out with the accompianing banana as a strong undertone. The wheat malt backbone give a good crispness and twang with a touch of sourness; Apples and light fruits, grape and pear. Spice and pepper interplay. The light caramel and banana combine in the finish before the hops kick back in to cleanse and dry the palette. A faint warming from the alcohol as it gets up to temp but no burn. A wonderfully complex taste experience.

There is a slightly oily pine resin thickness from the hops mixed into a medium mouthfeel. It is light enough for summer sessioning but enough weight to enjoy in colder weather. The carbonation is a perfect foil to the hop oil scrubbing the mouth and makes it a champ for a barbecue beverage.

The drinkability is exceptional for 8.2 ABV. The alcohol only shows up as the beer warms and even then it is subtle. I could drink a few of these if not more and at 8.2 I could be in trouble before I knew it. Not filling and delicious!!! A perfect all season weizenbock. No wonder I bought a case.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2008 04:14:24 | More by scootny
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Bitzy

New Jersey

4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow! Recently caught this beer on tap at Blind Tiger Ale House in NYC. All I can say is this beer is the perfect beer. It has the sweetness of a wheat beer with a perfect amount of hoppiness. As the the beer warms a bit the flavors really come out. First the alcohol with the sweetness; then the sweetness, and finally all the flavors melding together in harmony. Then I went to the Beer Room at Whole Foods and bought a couple bottles of this beer to savor the taste later on the same day.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2008 06:19:18 | More by Bitzy
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Greggy

Minnesota

4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a huge 3 finger head that is slow to recede and leaves some sparce lacing. The body is a cloudy yellow, much lighter than I expected, with a large effervescence of carbonation bubbles.

S- Wow... This has your outstanding wheat smell with a huge dose of hoppage. Along with a great yeasty, clove, banana, wheat nose, there is a nice, dose of hops, but although they are huge, there still remains a great balance.

T- Nice thickness on this one as soon as it hits the palate, you know it means business. Initially, a nice warming alcohol, with a thick banana clove, bubble gum, that gives way to a nice citrus hopiness and eventually a nice balanced dry hops. This is outstanding...

M- Nice solid medium carbonation and a great dance of flavors around the palete.

D- This is one outstanding beer. The only thing not to love is the 8.2% which can kind of sneak up on you. I am thrilled to death to have this locally available.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2008 03:19:46 | More by Greggy
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bark

Sweden

4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The colour is deep beige-orange; the two finger head is white. The liquid is very hazy.

The smell is fresh with sour dough-like notes of wheat. But there is also a distinct spicy-bitter hop character plus a pleasant sweet fruity scent. Very nice.

The taste is not as sweet as the smell: Quite the reverse, it is dry and spicy with a milt tart flavour of wheat dough. And there is something more here, something that I haven't noticed in any other weizenbock: A slightly roasted flavour of caramel sauce and dried red berries. It is highly balanced and a treat to drink. The aftertaste is somewhat sweeter with hoppy notes of old fashioned fruit candy, gooseberries and just a very fragile hint of bitterness.

The carbonation is medium; the many bubbles are small. The liquid is smooth and a bit thick.

If this beer would have been a music style, it should have been 70's roots reggae.

A bloody great beer, this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2009 19:42:56 | More by bark
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vikingloki

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I'm in love with this fine ale. 2 weeks ago I bought a bottle flight of different weisse/white beers and this was my favorite. I bought another bottle last night, here's my review.The highest score I've ever given a beer.

Pours a lovely yellow orange into a pint glass, quickly rises to a whopping 3 inch head, leaving 8 ozs in the bottle to match the 8 oz in my glass. Amazing yellowish head sticks to glass as it disapates slowly, But I can't wait for it to go down until I drink and smell.

Oh hops! Orangey citrus scent makes it smell very inviting, but not overpowering. First sip is crisp, fresh, hoppy but not overwhelming, very nice malt backbone keeps it from being overwhelming. This isn't a light or a thin beer, it has meat on it, at 8.2 % alcohol. A couple of minutes later and I can feel the alcohol warmth in my tummy, but there is no alcohol in the taste. DANGEROUSLY drinkable.

Mouthfeel is wonderful, it is nicely carbonated. Malty but balanced towards hops, PERFECT. I want to make this beer, it's memorable and one of the best I've ever had. I hope they keep making it.i think I'll buy a case, evn tho' it's $$.

I love it - kudos to Hans-Peter Drexler and Garret Oliver. Wonderful craftmanship.Awesome ale. We're not worthy!!!

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2009 01:22:29 | More by vikingloki
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joerodiii

New York

4.78/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I first tried Brooklyn's version of this beer at a beer dinner at Bobbique (Patchogue, NY) and was impressed. Although I normally despise cascade hops, the beer really worked. I misunderstood Garrett and thought the Schneider version wouldn't be unavailable in the states. Boy, was I delightfully surprised to find this beer.

The beer looks like perfect weizenbock...light and cloudy with a large fluffy head. The aroma is citrusy, like a sweet mixture of orange and pineapple. The beer tastes like it smells, citrusy and tart with just enough bitterness to keep it feom being cloyingly sweet. The flavors are perfectly balanced. They blend together so well, that is difficult to separate them into their components. From malt, to hops, to yeast, they did an amazing job putting this beer together.

The only possible issue I could have with this beer is the ever so slight astringency, but it does not affect the drinkability.

Best...Experiment...EVER!

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2009 01:06:44 | More by joerodiii
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dino213aa

Virginia

4.78/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Hazy and tan with an even complexion throughout. Pours with ample loose head and minimal even lacing.

S: Mild citrus and other tart fruity notes. Subtle hints of banana.

T&M: Lusciously smooth and wheaty with a mild alcoholic aftertaste. Some faint malt-like fruitiness in the background.

** Please note: I am sampling this at a colder temp than recommended which makes it a bit sharper. If storing in a fridge I suggest letting it breathe for a few.

D: I found this brew to be dangerously smooth, refreshing and drinkable. I'm storing it at about 40 degrees, but once this baby warms up it goes down easy (like most brews from Schneider). My new favorite wheat brew... I bought out my local beer shop's supply.. about 15 bottles.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2009 00:49:05 | More by dino213aa
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turnstile

Pennsylvania

4.78/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

Pours hazy golden with a large rocky head. Leaving great lacing, the head slowly recedes into a well-defined bullseye of bubbles on the surface. The aroma is complex; ranges from floral and perfumy to woody and herbal with a hint of spice. Notes of lemon and basil in the nose. The fruity characteristics follow through to the taste with berry and tea-like notes up front. It finishes mildly bitter and hoppy. 8.2% ABV not detectable. Medium-bodied with prickly, soft carbonation and a crisp bite in the finish. Coats the tongue but doesn't linger very long. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2011 03:20:32 | More by turnstile
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DavidSeanNJ

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap served into a Schneider Weisse glass....

A- Massive 3 to 4 finger head atop of my glass. A beautiful hazy and cloudy dark golden liquid filled the glass. In the light, the color was glowing and looked amazing. Tons of lacing remained on the glass. This is one of the best looking beers I have ever seen. Picture perfect.

S- Smell was spicy and floral followed by a hint of banana. Some medicinal herbal smell intertwined in the nose as well.

T- For some reason, I got a serious vanilla taste here. Vanilla like cream soda vanilla. Throw in some hops, peppered spices, herbs, all in a nice well balanced manner. This is a damn tasty beer and proved to be fruity, hoppy, medicinal, and wheaty.

M- Mouthfeel was extra creamy for a weiss beer- tingly and spicey- medium bodied and refreshing.

D- This beer is so tasty that you crave more. High ABV so drinkability is not perfect, but this is a great brew.

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2008 02:35:16 | More by DavidSeanNJ
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ByTor2112

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I drank this while brewing my wheat beer and poured to a Schneider Weisse glass. A good size off-white head forms with rocky bubbles.
Aroma-zesty, yeasty and the clove essence is full on! I don't really detect any banana esters but a sweet fruityness is present.
Mouthfeel-a quick bitterness immediately mixes in with sweet lemony flavors, so far this is awesome! A froth on the palate sweetens it up just a bit and it finishes with a medium and welcome hop bitterness. As it warms the wheat is more present with a nice bite and some subtle peppery notes emerge as well. I loved this brew. Great in style, aroma and taste. My senses were rocked and I really enjoyed drinking this. Yes, I am rating it high- truly deserving. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2008 00:42:58 | More by ByTor2112
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

An amazing beer I bought while traveling. I'm drinking it tonight to celebrate a special occasion. 500 mL bottle poured into a pint glass

Glorious dark gold colored with a massive fluffy white head. Lots and lots of sediment visible, so much that you can't see through it. If I hold it up to a light and it almost glows. It's so, so pretty.

The aroma is subtle, but the flavor is anything but. A nice balance of malt and hops. Some spices which I would expect from a Schneider Weissbock, but the hops are a nice addition. Some bitterness but I can also pick up some aromatic piney oils on the palate. There's some fruit too - pineapples, and maybe a bit of dry orange taste, sort of like an aranacita (a orange-infused sparkling water.

The combination of flavors frankly is so different, this beer is hard to rate. In some ways it reminds me of a very adventuresome homebrew, but with a bit of refinement in the balance. It is just so well-doanae.

I highly recommend this beer. I hope Schneider & Brooklyner do more beer together. This beer is a work of art.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2009 02:36:08 | More by jmbranum
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sk8man121

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 FL. OZ bottle poured into Allagash chalice.

A: Pours a muddy copper color with a 2-finger beige head. Leaves a nice amount of lacing on the glass. Huge amount of visible yeast falls to the bottom of the glass on the yeast pour.

S: Banana, honey, clove; even licorice. Light, floral hop presence. Very clean.

T: Tart apple, wheat, fresh banana bread and cardamon. Finishes with a ton of wheat and banana. So good.

M: Creamy, with a great deal of carbonation that carries the incredible taste even further. Absolutely perfect mouthfeel for the style.

O: This beer is so good it's not even worth getting into. I've probably had close to 100 bottles of this over the years, and it never gets old.

Absolutely stunning.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2011 01:11:15 | More by sk8man121
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Brad007

Vermont

4.72/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden-amber color with a one-finger head into my fluted tulip. Nice color for the style.

Aroma is full of floral, grassy hops with a touch of wheat and clove. Also a touch of mint from the hops. Very nice.

Floral, grassy hops make their presence known upfront followed by clove, banana and wheat flavors. Alcohol is well-hidden. A bit of citrus as well.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering clove, banana and wheat. Nice mouthfeel that adds to the style and an overall interesting beer.

I've had the Brooklyn version and now this version. I would say that both versions are equal but I give this version the edge as it has more body to it and different hops. Both are equally interesting.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2009 02:48:13 | More by Brad007
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