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

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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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South Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Schneider Weisse TAP5 Meine Hopfenweisse 8.2%
"heller Weizendoppelbock mit besonderer Hopfennote"

.5l on tap and served in a S.Weisse tulip glass at Weisses Bräuhaus in central Munich.

A: cloudy apple and orange juice mix with a well proportioned near white head. Excellent sticky lacing and very good retention.

The aroma is remarkably hoppy ...f or a European beer. There is a clear weisse beer base with a strong hop presence: a hop component like an Amer. IPA. Lots of orange in the nose!
The flavor is a bit different, with much less hop presence than in the nose. It is a bit more sweet than bitter, even in the finish. Still a strong citrus flavor; mainly orange. Yeasty too. A complex mix of diverse flavors that are really well integrated.

M: exceptionally smooth. No harshness whatsoever. Medium body.

O: a really exceptional beer worth seeking out. [4.25] The best weisse beer I've ever had. Despite the very hoppy aroma, this beer should be drinkable even for many who are not so fond of hop flavor or bitter beers.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2012 22:50:34 | More by chinchill
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4.71/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

on tap at the brewery

appearance: lovely amber glow with nice white fluffy head rentention

smell: citrus rind, lemon, other citrus

taste: taste like a german IPA. probably a little cascade in there

mouthfeel: medium bodied, perfect amount of carbonation

drinkability: amzing beer, IPA, whatever you want to call it.

Serving type: on-tap

05-13-2011 13:33:56 | More by CampusCrew
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3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a yellowish orange with a pure white head. Little visible carbonation.

The scent is very hoppy. Citric and floral notes combined with a spicy note of wheat malt.

There is a fairly pronounced alcohol taste as well as a sharply spicy flavor--peppery, even. Medium bodied with sparse carbonation. Drinkability is ok.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2010 03:41:41 | More by MrHassellYaHurd
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3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've had this from a bottle on a number of occasions, but tonight when there were few beers on tap that peaked my interest I decided it was time to try this beer on tap.

Ranting the appearance of a Weizenbock (or any weizen for that matter) that hasn't been poured into a proper Weizen glass is a tough call. When I've had this beer from a bottle I've always drank it from my Schneider Aventinus glass and the beer is gorgeous. It is golden in color with a big bright billowing head. On tap tonight it was poured into a Southern Tier tulip, and it looked just wrong. The color was the same, but their was no head to be seen. I'm giving this beer a 4 as a compromise. In the bottle I'd say 5+, but on draught into a tulip a 3.5 is the best I'd offer.

I didn't noticed much of a scent from this beer. I've had a bit of a head cold the last three weeks so my sinuses are way out of whack. I could smell the hops, but none of the other typical weizenbock scents were there.

The taste is hoppy, peppery and full of subtle apricots. Excellent. The pepperyness really sticks to you tongue after all the other flavors have faded. It is too bad more breweries don't experiment with hoppy weizenbocks.

The mouthfeel was exactly as it should have been for a German weizen. The carbonation felt powerful without being effervescent.

With an abv at close to 8% I wouldn't call this a highly drinkable beer. A good hefeweizen of dunkelweizen is only about 4.5%abv which means drinking 2 liters in an evening is hardly a blip on the radar. I could probably have 2 of these in a night, but never more. In fact the one 12oz pour that I had tonight was enough for me to decided that I should head home from the bar early and stick with some low abv beers for the rest of the night.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2010 23:21:09 | More by Lars3
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4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from my notes. It was served in my Uprising Chalice at Novare Res' Schneider event. The beer is generally golden orange in color, but it turns to yellow at the edges of the glass. The head is pure white foam, but it is rather small. The liquid is fully opaque. The aroma is a good combination of sweet wheat and lemon citrus hops. The flavor is superb--the hoppy finish real caught me by surprise, even though I knew it was coming. There is a lot of wheat up front, but as soon as you swallow you get a mouthful of bitterness. It is very well-balanced and extremely tasty. It has a light body and medium carbonation. There is a slight coat, but it disappears quickly. Overall, it is very drinkable. It is a bit too strong to be sessionable, but it is certainly worth the effort to seek out and enjoy over a round or two.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2010 12:11:58 | More by ToasterChef
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4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at das bierhaus poured into a half liter Schneider glass.

Pours above cloudy golden wheat color. With a small light white head that shrinks really quick but lingers the whole time. Nose is light, fruity and sweet. Lots of banana and wheaty notes.

Taste is very light and crisp, it's sweet and smooth with a lot of those fruity notes as well. It's really easy drinking and very smooth. Totally worth checking out, very tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2010 22:59:53 | More by kingcrowing
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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Prime 16 into an Old Engine Oil tulip.

A: Hazy orange body with only a wisp of foam atop the exceedingly full pour. I blame the bartender more than the beer though, but of course getting an extra ounce of liquid beer isn't exactly something to complain about.

S: Classic aroma of hefe yeast, with banana really standing out from lighter notes of bubblegum, spice, and floral yeast. Pleasant and just a bit different from the usual.

T: Much like the nose, but with more emphasis on the bitter, floral, grassy hops. Lovely balance and interplay of flavors, but the finish gets a bit overly astringent. Quite tasty overall.

M: Very lively medium body. Smooth and enjoyable.

D: Very tasty, and appropriately refreshing for the weizenbock style. The board at Prime 16 called this 6.4%, though, not 8.2%, so I initially gave this a 3.5. Take of that what you will.

Notes: The hops really add a lot here, without detracting from the standard characteristics of the style. This is definitely a solid result for a collaboration.


Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2010 04:27:11 | More by woosterbill
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4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light orange, moderatly cloudy with a low white head.

Aroma is lightly hoppy and fruity, nothing overpowering but very pleasant.

Flavor is large, fruity with a big back end malt burst, really unique brew, some sweet orange/fig kind of flavors in the mid-sip.

Glad I gave this a try, really enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2010 15:40:40 | More by SShelly
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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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4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden hazy orange with a nice creamy one fingered head. There was no carbonation at all and the head dissipated to an even, thin layer of foam across the top and stays that way. Beer smells of breadiness, malt, grass, lemons, spices. As most wheat beers, this is chewy, with a light to medium body. Carbonation dances on the tongue. Wheat, yeast and breadiness stimulates the palate throughout the entire sip while the hops hit the back of the tongue at the end. Have been to the Schneiderweisse beer haus a few times in Munich and this one is definitely an odd duck, so to speak. Not typical of the style, but very unique in flavor, and very drinkable at a decieving 8.5%. I've been away from wheat beers for a LONG time, but this one has the capability to suck me back in right away.

Serving type: on-tap

11-14-2009 04:41:54 | More by jzeilinger
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4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Holy smokes! I don't often drink weissbier cause the phenols are too much for me,

A - A little darker than your average weiss. Cloudy, for sure, but that's to be expected.

S - Hmm - a little bland, maybe some hoppy perfume. Again, to be expected.

T - Whoa. Fantastic! Enough for me to believe it was a yeast beer, yet a definite perfume hop and hop bitterness that created a perfect balance. Slight, if any, phenols, some estery flavors in the finish - certainly, this is not traditional weiss yeast.

M - again very good. More body than a classic weiss, but by no means heavy.

D - If the wife wasn't there to pull me away, I'd be in jail now.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2009 20:06:38 | More by dwilkins
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New Hampshire

4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

By far, my favorite summer beer

A- Colors range from a straw yellow where the glass is thinner, to a nice apricot color in thicker areas.

S- Sweet smelling up front, definitely has some crisp floral hop aromas with some blended spices behind that, and some sweet fruity smells (orange, nectarine)

T- Maintains a good level of maltiness throughout with a slight hybrid orange / nectarine subtleties. A balanced hop bitterness develops with each sip and finishes with a slight clove spice note and a dry astringent sensation that offsets the sweet start.

M- Creamy and effervescent. Medium bodied.

D- This is good drinking. The astringent finish leaves me wanting another sip... it's a setup. ABV is a bit high though, so I would only drink two of these in a sitting.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2009 16:52:17 | More by jwheeler85
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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap at the Brick Store in Atlanta.

Pours a cloudy yellow-orange color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes slowly into a thin pancake on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of bananas, cloves, herbal hops, and wheat, in that order. As the beer warms the hops and bananas take over a bit more.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Banana and wheat flavors up front are soon joined by herbal hops that carry on until the cloves join in right before a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation for the style.

Drinkability is good. I had no problem finishing my glass and could have a few.

Overall I'm a fan of this style and this beer didn't disappoint. Nothing really pops from this beer but it's solid. Worth a shot.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2009 22:14:06 | More by glid02
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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes. Stoked to bump into this one again. Prodigious 20oz pour at Ginger Man in NYC. Hazy golden, fizzy head mostly fades to film and ring, leaves lacing.

Smell is pleasantly hoppy, spicy, and fruity.

The floral and citrusy hops and balanced well by a strong malty sweet base. Fruity, spicy from the yeast, smooth, and balanced with a crisp clean finish.

Moderate carbonation and fiz, medium body, rich texture, clean finish.

Drinks like a champion. I like it alot. I am a strong supporter of this kind of collaboration and fusion of styles. I love German wheat beers, but adding some more aggressive, yet restrained, hop character to this one has resulted in a wonderful creation. Cheers to Brooklyn and Schneider!

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2009 04:54:22 | More by sprucetip
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4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a murky yellow with a nice frothy head that sticks around for a while. Lacing is also considerable. Carbonation is visibly present.

S: Smells like a slightly alcohol heavy hefeweizen. Bananas and clove mixed with a good amount of hops. There is also a nice amount of spiceness.

T: The yeast is very evident and mixes well with the banana flavors. The hops add unique balance here and add a crisp and clean finish. The alcohol is noticeable in the finish but not overpowering.

M: Very smooth even with fairly heavy carbonation.

D: I could drink these all night. However, at 8%+, probably not a smart ideas.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2009 02:11:28 | More by CMW
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4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured a wonderfully cloudy gold with a good white head. The aroma was of floral hops and mixed fruit. The taste was shocking, the best I could do was it tastes like wedding cake with a lot of aniseed. This is mixed in with floral hops and a distinct but light taste of alcohol. The feel was very light a dry. A most amazing feel. I found this to be a highly enjoyable and different beer. I only hope I'm able to get back to the Frisco Grill before the kegs gone. I don't see this as a big session beer, but definitely a very enjoyable beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2008 23:55:10 | More by claytri
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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on draft, in a weizen glass. Having had the Brooklyner - Schneider version, I simply had to give this one a try. My friend, newly introduced to craft beer, nicely summarized the appearance - "tall, light and handsome." Cloudy orange-ish gold with lots of a nicely leavened, puffy head. Great retention, and a little lacing.

A classic weizen nose - yeasty, like a wheat bread, maybe with some light caramel, and the strong whiff of banana - is augmented by hoppy undercurrents of pine and lemon. I appreciate that the hoppiness on the nose is somewhat subtle, in comparison to the Brooklyner - Schneider.

Rolls through the mouth with some banana and spices. Clove is certainly present. As some hoppy pine and zest came through towards the end I also think I detected some pepper. This might have been the alcohol first making its presence known, as there is definite alcohol warming of the throat at the end.

This beer is very substantial, but not at all overwhelming. Full-bodied and bready, but with some buttery slipperiness (from hop oils?) and all of it nicely and crisply carbonated.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2008 20:34:01 | More by TheMistler
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4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy, golden straw with a very thick head that never went away.
Smelled of cloves and spices. Hints of banana and lemon. Couldn't detect any hops in the aroma.
You taste the spices first, cloves, suggestions of cinnamon and white pepper, then some banana. The hops show up at the end, but not at all overpowering.
Good mouthfeel. Light on the palate and good carbonation.
Pretty drinkable in the flavor dept, but too high in ABV to be sessionable.
Very good beer from a very good colaboration. Definitely recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2008 14:09:35 | More by gabeerfan
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4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap at Frisco Grille in Columbia, MD.

The beer poured a cloudy straw-yellow color with a fluffy, white head into a chalice. The appearance was just what I expected of a true hefeweizen. The aroma was of banana and cloves - the classic weizen yeast profile - heavenly. The taste was a delicate blend of banana and clove esters with an understated, yet noticable, hop flavor and bitterness. A fantastic example of the style and immensely drinkable. I really enjoyed this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2008 19:17:53 | More by pershan
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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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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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3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of my favorite new beers, I could possibly even consider this one for a session...a short one obviously.

A: very cloudy light orangish color with big large head, little lacing

S: bananas, faint sour apples, cloves and spices, hops

T: very much of the banana and caramel in the background with some hoppy spiciness up front.

M: light with more than avg carbonation

D: very very good beer that I can drink in large quantities, taste never gets old

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2008 15:14:58 | More by dsigmon
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New York

4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured at Waterfront Ale 'ouse on 30th and 2nd Ave a frothy 2 finger head, left a sliver afterward with plenty of legs. Cloudy yellow with banana accents followed by the tartness of the hops. I am glad to have quafed this before it goes out of style. Much thinner body than i expected but the Schneider is more powerful in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2007 22:12:54 | More by Brianmerrilyn
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3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Drank on-tap at Deep Ellum, Allston, MA

I was initially drawn to the beer because of the note on the menu stating that it takes 5 minutes to pour. The server explained that this was due to the overwhelming head that must settle between pours. Interesting.

As for the beer, it poured a slightly hazy, golden amber with a huge, white, fluffy, three-finger head that protruded over the lip of the glass. The head slowly faded to a thick froth that lasted to the final sips. Thin streaks of lacing coated the glass.

The aroma was sweet and yeasty. Belgian candi sugar was noticeable along with strong notes of a powdery yeatiness that seemed to lie somewhere between a hefe weizen and a Belgian strong pale ale. Banana and bubble gum notes came through as well, along with some spices.

The taste consisted of an interesting and unique melding of flavors. A sweet, creamy, fruity yeastiness was noticeable up front. Candi sugar, spices (coriander and clove) and orange peel came through mid-palate. Soft, earthy hops became noticeable on the back end and crescendoed into the moderately hoppy, semi-citrusy finish. Sweet, syrupy notes lingered in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and slick with a mild carbonation. Toward the end of the drink, the beer felt almost flat.

As for drinkability, I was very impressed. This beer was quite an interesting concoction that hid its alcohol prowess rather well.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2007 06:39:03 | More by Damian
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3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to earlier posts from BA, I sort of had an idea what this was when I saw it available at Grand Cru in Baltimore last night. Couldnt' wait to try it.

The beer pours a hazy, peachy orange color, looking very much like your traditional German hefeweizen. There is adequate head retention and lacing, but nothing spectacular. On the nose one gets some banana and spice, as well as some white pepper. On the palate this beer is a completely different creature from your normal German hefeweizen. It starts of with some tartness and banana, but then the hops really kick in. There is a tremendous amount of black pepper in the finish, and the beer has a very dry end palate. The mouthfeel is very much like your typical hefe, which I would describe here as medium bodied and fairly soft.

This is a very interesting beer, but I'm not really sure the hops add much or help the flavor profile. The amount of pepper in the finish is actually a bit off putting, making this not the most drinkable of beers. I'm not sure what the abv. is, but would have to guess that it's at least around 7%. A very interesting beer; I'll be curious to see what the American/Brooklyner version is like later this year.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2007 13:37:47 | More by johnmichaelsen
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Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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