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

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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany | website

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

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.

Added by John_M on 07-16-2007

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Photo of 911CROFT
3.4/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

500ml bottle into a Schneider Weisse branded weizen glass. Paid £4.10 for a single bottle.

Pours a dull, cloudy, orange-copper coloured body with masses of visible streaming carbonation. A three-finger in height, thick, billowing, foamy white head with excellent retention, slowly reduces to a dense cap, leaving behind sticky, spotty lace.

The hop forward nose consists primarily of floral and grassy profiles above light aromas of malted wheat. Clove spices are noticeable towards the finish along with some obvious alcohol. Taste roughly follows suit. Floral and lightly spicy hop profiles lead upfront, along with an additional bittersweet, orange marmalade-like fruitiness. Mid-palate, dominant hops fade slightly to reveal a mildly sweet, bready malt backbone, before quickly re-entering towards the finish with building grassy bitterness. In the mouth, a generous amount of fine, lively carbonation and a medium body give a smooth and crisp feel. On the end, clove spices combine with lingering hop bitterness and warming alcohol to give a prolonged dry and slightly astringent finish.

Overall this is a slightly disappointing beer, especially given the quality of the two breweries involved in the collaboration. To my tastes it lacks balance and complexity, with bitter floral and grassy profiles overshadowing the majority of the malt and yeast components, ultimately detracting from drinking pleasure.

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Photo of NilocRellim
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy orange colour. Smells fruity, light, with a hint of bitter hops and orange peel. Tastes like it smells; fruity, light, orange-peel, and bitter hops; very mellow, smooth, and balanced.

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Photo of Webzombie
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought without knowing what it was. Not sure if I have ever really had a beer like this before.... Very unique taste for sure. I kept getting hints of banana. Had almost a sour sort of hoppy kind of taste. Overall definitely very interesting; would not drink all of the time but a nice change of pace.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-draught @ Schneider's Brauhaus in Munich. .5L for $4.59 euro. Served, of course, in a Schneider branded weissbierglas.

HEAD: Off-white. Frothy as hell - wow! Flocculent soft consistency. Billowing foam. ~6cm side. Recedes fully in ~4-5 minutes, leaving nice lacing as it recedes.

BODY: Hazy orange of nice vibrance. No yeast/lees is visible within. Slightly turbid from the yeast/lack of filtration.

It's a classic hefeweizen/weizenbock appearance. I'm eager to try it.

AROMA: Hop character is more pronounced than you'd expect in a traditional weizenbock, but then that's exactly what they seem to be after. Floral and herbal hops, fresh wheat, fresh clean barley. A hint of banana, though any delicate esters are tough to find beneath the hoppy veneer. Clove, sure. Bubblegum? Orange peel? Nah.

Aromatic intensity is above average, especially given the pungency of the hops. Suggests a hop-emphatic brew that is anything but a traditional weizenbock, but I'm optimistic; between Schneider and Brooklyn, I'm definitely in good hands.

No booziness. No off-notes.

TASTE: The herbal hops lend this atraditional brew an interesting element, and under the guidance of maestro brewers at Brooklyn and Schneider, dareisay the more pronounced hop character actually comes off naturally integrated into the otherwise conventional weizenbock build. Hop-forward without being obnoxious or imbalanced.

Indeed, the choice of hops was a good one, as this herbal hop character plays well with the yeast's bubblegummy ester. Cannabis does come to mind, but the hop flavour here is more floral than dank.

Subtle clove is indicated by a subtle almost roggen-like spiciness, but that's it in terms of yeast esters... you get only bubblegum and clove here; look elsewhere (e.g. Ayinger, across the street) if you're after orange peel and/or banana.

In classic Schneider Weisse fashion, the wheat backbone feels fresh, and its complementary barley malt clean.

Its balance is its triumph, the beer somehow eschewing centuries of convention and tradition and espousing a hop-forward yet not-too-bitter flavour profile. But then, Schneider of all weizen breweries knows tradition, and you have to know the rules well before you can know how best to break them.

Well-built, even if the bubblegum ester is a bit too prominent for my personal taste. Nice depth of flavour. Above average flavour intensity. Flavour duration is also increased, with faint hop oils trailing off through the aftertaste.

TEXTURE: Light to medium-bodied, refreshing, smooth, wet, a biteen oily, well (if a bit highly) carbonated, pleasant, and approachable. Never hot, boozy, syrupy, or rough. But less of a thick, filling presence on the palate would be nice. Could be softer and lighter, to its benefit.

Complements the flavour profile nicely.

OVERALL: So often, a collaboration brew is a thinly veiled marketing gimmick wherein a mediocre "too many cooks in the kitchen" beer is brewed and released by two or more breweries in order to exploit opportunities for crossover brand promotion. This, folks, is anything but that.

An innovative and remarkably brewed expression of the weizenbock style, Meine Hopfenweisse is yet more proof that Schneider is, if not the best wheat beer producer worldwide (and there's a case to be made that it is), then the most versatile one. Who else can claim to have both saved wheat beer and to have modernized it? Schneider balances an all but unrivaled grip on tradition with a rare willingness to experiment - even if that means ripping a page out of the book of contemporary American brewing; if anything, this beer is a paragon for what German beer should be going forward: traditional at its core, but open-minded and innovative where it will be of benefit.

Highly drinkable stuff from two breweries that really know what they're doing. This is nothing short of a must-try for discerning drinkers mature enough to understand that factors like subtlety and balance trump boldness and extremity any day of the week. What a fantastic marriage of German tradition and contemporary hop fixation.

Having said all that, the last thing I want is to see a wave of overhopped American attempts at the hefeweizen and weizenbock styles, so it's worth noting - just because Schneider and Brooklyn can do it doesn't mean American breweries should try to (even - or perhaps especially - under the guise of "pushing the envelope" {a phrase so increasingly tired in craft beer, it seems to have inadvertently become an ironic euphemism for "failed experiment"}).

Low B+ (3.80) / VERY GOOD

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Photo of Bruno74200
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Interesting turn take on the style. Really hopforward but balanced with the wheat malt. The main flaw is on the look with lots of big particles in suspension. Very drinkable even with the high abv

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Photo of patre_tim
4.64/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Honey yellow with a light haze and a torrent of fast rising carbonation. Topped with a finger of white fluffy head.

Fruity, I get candied grapefruit, marmalade, very jam like. Pineapple, a hint of Brett, caramel, and over all, really complex.

Follows through from the nose and does not disappoint in the least. This is an amazing brew. As I described the nose, but up it 5 times in intensity, and that’s what it tastes like. A hint of bitterness on the end but overall its sweet.

Medium body with a light syrupy quality, and lots of carbonation.

Really well done. As Adventus, it reminds me of a Belgian brew in some ways but in the case of Tap 5, its like a blond or even some triples. Found in Chiang Mai, drank April 1st, 2016. Its no joke!

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Photo of Dinglehacker
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured pint bottle into goblet. Nice frosting of head. Dirty orange of a strong whitbier.

Nose of cream, bananas, oranges. Very pleasant. Dank hops overtones mix surprisingly well.

Taste is very unique. Dried apricot comes in. Citrus sweetness of Belgian whites, as well.

Mouth feels refreshed.

Weizenbocks are very distinct from each other, and consistently delicious. Tap 5 is great, especially fans of whitbier, hefeweisen, saison, and abbey ale. And Weizenbocks of course.

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Photo of djura
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Found it here in Serbia, bottle 0,5 l

A - Dark honey color, big white head, low carbonation. Very nice.
S - Ipa aroma, lots of hops.
T/M - Creamy, huge caramalt presence, very strong, sweet, not so refreshing, but it is high alcohol beer.

O - Not my favorite.

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Photo of stephens101
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had the Brooklyn version a long time ago, so don't feel comfortable with a comparison, but remember it was super tasty. Hope the Schneider version whets the palate the same.

Pours a hazy burnt orange and brown with plenty of fluffy tan froth.

Redolent with plum, yest and spice.

Tastes of brown bread, spice, plum, orange pith and grapefruit. A bit earthy in the aftertaste.

medium soft and creamy all the way through.

By memory maybe not as grand as the Brooklyn version, but still a very tasty brew and a good back to the basics change of pace.

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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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