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

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Ratings: 1,276
Reviews: 737
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
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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 acelin
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.

Photo of DerBayer
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!!!

Photo of diesel59
4.97/5  rDev +21.8%
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...

Photo of TheSarge
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.

Photo of sebod89
4.97/5  rDev +21.8%
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.

Photo of MrOH
4.89/5  rDev +19.9%
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.

Photo of brantadid
4.88/5  rDev +19.6%
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.

Photo of Metalmonk
4.87/5  rDev +19.4%
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.

Photo of BabySnakes
4.85/5  rDev +18.9%
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!

Photo of Hopnobbin
4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
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!

Photo of goatuscrow
4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
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.

Photo of malty
4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
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!

Photo of scootny
4.82/5  rDev +18.1%
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.

Photo of Greggy
4.82/5  rDev +18.1%
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.

Photo of bark
4.8/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

Photo of Bitzy
4.8/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

Photo of vikingloki
4.8/5  rDev +17.6%
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!!!

Photo of Arminius757
4.78/5  rDev +17.2%
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...

Photo of turnstile
4.77/5  rDev +16.9%
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.

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

Garret Oliver of the Brooklyn Brewery, and Hans-Peter Drexler of the Schneider Weisse Brewery could be two of the most infamous brewmasters on this planet. They could also be two of the best. Each of their brewery's exemplify what craft beer is all about. Their products reek of tradition, passion and expertise. Honestly, I love what these guys do. So how can you improve on their beers? Put these two geniuses in the same room and let them collaborate a beer taking traditional brewing styles from both countries (the US and Germany).

So what does this mean? Taking the love of hops from the United States and combining that with the weissbier prowess of Germany. Awesome. The concept that came to fruition was that together they would brew the same beer, but at both breweries - thus releasing two different versions, one in a classic 750ml Brooklyn Bottle from the Brooklyn Brewery, and the other, this, in a 500ml classic Schneider Weisse bottle. This is really the stuff that dreams are made of. Or, mine at least.

So what is this beer? It is kind of unclassifiable. Its a Weizen, with a good dosage of American hops. Some people call its a Weizenbock, but I really don't think it meets the flavor profile. So I guess you call it exactly what Brooklyn and Scheider decided to; a Hopfenwiesse. It is 8.2% abv, and has changed the way that I consider what is possible from a wheat beer.

I grabbed the Hopfenweisse with great anticipation - I had enjoyed this beer when it first was released over a year ago, but it recently sprung into the LCBO (hooray!) during the Summer Release, so I filled a cooler with them and headed to the beach.

I opened it cold around 7C (45F) and poured it into a tall Schneider Weisse glass. A careful pour created a huge rumbling of life in the beer. Instantly you can see a bustling fight between a deeply hazy golden brown and copper orange beer and the frothy and foamy eggshell head that it is trying to create. Eventually what you are left with is a tall glowing beer that is completely hazy, has gold, yellow, orange, brown, red brick, copper and sunshine pouring out of it, and a 3 inch head that is sturdy, fluffy, very dense, and completely in charge. I hope you like beer.

The nose hugely aromatic and floral. It is spiced gently and brings soft banana, bubblegum, vanilla, lemon grass, citrus, fresh hops, tangy wheat, a touch of clove and a slice of orange. It is classic Scheider Wiesse, but is more potent, more hopped, and slightly fruitier. I don't get orange off the original, and this shows greater spice and citrus flavors - most obviously due to the greater presence of hops. I expect that they hops here were mostly aroma hops added in at the end of the boil.

**Side lesson** When brewers add hops to beer, they typically add them during the boil. The earlier in the boil the hops are added (the longer they boil for) the more bitterness is extracted from them and imparted to the beer, but the less flavor you are left with. If the brewer adds the hops late in the boil (a shorter time being boiled) then the amount of bitterness that they actually contribute is minimized, but the flavor they add is enhanced.

Get ready and bring the tall glass to your lips. Open up and let a smooth and cooling wave of pure sunshine refreshment into palate. That was my first reaction, seriously. The Hopfen Weisse brings all the classic Schneider flavors in, but in a richer, creamier, and more refreshing manner. A clean and round sensation of vanilla, light banana, warm clove, pale malts, cinnamon and citrus floats over my tongue and cheeks opening me up for orange, apricot, flowers, lemon and orange zest and touches of clean white pepper. Bright caramel comes in the sides and glides easily over your mouth.

It shows a soft tartness brimming on fruit sweet, but is contained by added fresh bitterness. Maybe the original was missing this the whole time? I love the original, love it. But at a richer 8.2%, and with the quenching addition of fresh, earthy and zesty hops I may have fallen in love all over again! The mouthfeel of the beer is light and effervescent as you would expect, but it is now also a big bigger, and shows a beautiful balance between creamy and bubbly.

It finishes clean and crisp with the sweet hints of weissbier, and the fresh notes of hops. I am truly amazed by this beer and am thankful that I can go buy it now in Ontario. The Original Scheider Weisse was already such a great pairing with foods like seafood, breakfasts, light pasta, cheeses and more. But now with greater strength and added hop character you can add Mexican, Thai, and Indian food to your plate. Can't wait!

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
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!

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

This beer pours a hazy golden color. It looks like the regular Schneider Weisse in color and head, which is bright white and sticks around.

The beer smells amazing. There are strong grapefruit aromas along with zesty lemon. It's a mix of tropical passionfruit on the nose. The taste is very much like the smell. It's pretty spicy, full flavored, and has tart grapefruit taste throughout. The wheat malts shine thorugh on the beginning but by the end it is the floral hops that do all the talking along with a dry finish.

This is a most delicious beer. It is perfect for a refreshing summer brew that still packs a punch.

Photo of BSDA
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

As close to the perfect beer as I have had. High alcohol, can't tell it's even there until over half of the beer is finished. So fruity in smell and taste. Full body, nice wet finish. The hops are passingly noted, but the real flavor is the wheat + fruit (orange, plum, pear notes). Leaves a lot of lingering flavor and texture on the tongue. I recommend this one to people who don't venture beyond the big names.

Have been drinking this since the white label, and I went to pick some up at my local Spec's, but only this new gold label was there. I passed on it twice because I didn't bother to look up the label change or if it was a new beer. The old one has white, green, and blue, with "Tap 5" printed on it. This new label threw me off, but it's still the same Hopfen Weisse.

Photo of dmberger
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Good god. Stick your nose into this recently-poured beer, and you just get a fruit bouquet to your dome. Primarily orange notes, with other fruits (imagine a good, fresh, fruit salad smell with good-sized orange slices).

Taste is hoppy, but not overly so--accenting the fruitiness of the hops without too much of the bitter. The bitter is best defined as 'citrus rind', on the back end of the taste. Wheat and subtle spices play around with the citrus notes throughout, and get better as the beer warms up.

The beer looks amazing, with ample yeast clouding up the brownish-yellow liquid. I'm not much for judging amount of head or anything, but it behaves much like any other Schneider Weisse beer. But--it's nothing like their Aventinus.

The warmth from the alcohol tells me this is a great autumn beer; could pass for summer, too. Hell, I'm going to drink this all the time, now. It's that damn good.

Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.73/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

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