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

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Ratings: 1,200
Reviews: 717
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 33
Gots: 66 | FT: 0
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: John_M on 07-16-2007)
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4/5  rDev -2%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 15C, adapted). Bottle 50 cl - Batch 2719121113. AROMA: a very pleasant combination of hop aromas (floral and pine) with wheat, bock-like notes (dried fruits) and vanilla phenols. APPEARANCE: amber color and hazy. medium moussy, slight ivory head with average retention. TASTE: a very rich combination of bock components (bread, vanilla), some dark fruits, with a wheat background and hop flavours (citrusy and floral). low bitterness with a somewhat dry finish, some alcohol warmth. PALATE: medium-full body with moderate carbonation. some alcohol sensation. OVERALL: a very good weizen bock with a floral hop twist.

titvs, Oct 10, 2014
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.

dmberger, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of Rijtjeshuis
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks (3.5/5) – Pours a rich gold with some nice orange colours to it. Head is decent: it rises a bit small on a hard pour; it’s texture is a bit soapy; it falls very slowly to a decent cap that really lasts and leaves little lacing. It is really ridiculously opaque, which makes it look a tad dark.

Smell (4.5/5) – The smell is a really great marriage of the hops and the yeast. The yeast is very citrusy, it has some lemon, but it’s pretty firmly in the grapefruit- range. That’s complemented really well by the banana notes of the weizen yeast. There’s also some light fruit notes like orange peel and pear that come through on the finish that are probably yeast (maybe spicing or hops). I notice that the clove yeast aroma is relatively minimal, which I think works for the style.

Taste (4.5/5) – Really nice; it actually reminds me a bit of the Dogfish Blood Orange Hefe. The malt character is fairly mild, but falls into a lightly sweet graininess and a bit of that distinctive wheat flavour a bit of crystal and/or biscuit. The hops are of the same, primarily grapefruit flavour. There’s some citrus and a very little bit of resin, but this is really about that one citrus flavour. That plays really well with the yeast, which is more complexly fruity than many hefeweizens; the banana plays really well with the grapefruit, adding a bit of softness to the harsher grapefruit flavour, but there is also a good assortment of other fruity notes (pear, peach, apricot, etc) with a bit of high-alcohol perfume in there. A high-medium hop bitterness carries through the end with the grapefruit flavour the really balance the sweetness.

Feel (4/5) – I think this one was like a really good hefeweizen in its feel. Light-Medium body and relatively good carbonation (actually a touch lower than usual here) mix with the mouth-coating hops and a slight hint of alcohol to make it feel something like whipped cream.

The balance of this brew is really something great. The new world hops with that grapefruit flavour meets really well with the hefeweizen yeast. I think this mix was especially good because that yeast – for whatever reason – seemed to have a bit less clove. Now, I love clove in my traditional hefeweizens, but this just played it so well. It’s rare that these beers pop up in the LCBO and I love it when they do.

Rijtjeshuis, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of RoyalT
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - This is a fuzzy dark orange in color with a nice white head.

Smell - There are some super-sharp citrusy hops in here that are full of spices and herbal notes. There is some nice yeast in here but it is really hard to find. The light banana though keeps this one honest.

Taste - These flavors remind me more of a stiff Belgian bitter, and then you have the banana and clove of the weizen style. This is really a complex beer with flavor combinations that I have never had before. I get everything from the nose with maybe a bit more malt.

Mouthfeel - Man is this a thick beer. It's almost full-bodied and is a meal unto itself. The carbonation is strong but fluffy.

Drinkability - This is a very different beer and almost impossible to rate using style standards or comparisons to past examples of the style. I know it was very fun and exciting to drink though so thumbs up for that.

RoyalT, Dec 14, 2009
Photo of blitz134
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heard good things about this one, figured I'd give it a shot. I like the style, but not something I pick up often.

Poured into a tall hefe-glass. Murky, yellowish-brown body. Large white head on the top that held on well. Sporadic lacing sticks to the glass.

Smells really good. Lots of banana and clove. Loaded with spicy, floral hops. Has a pineapple, wedding punch aroma as well. Smells exactly like wedding punch to me actually. I like wedding punch, haha.

Spicy yeast, wheat body. More spices in this than the typical banana profiles. A bit more subdued than the aroma indicated. Don't know what else to say about it. Tasty, typical hefe taste for me. As it warms some alcohol become noticable.

Nice full body. Crispness introduced by the carbonation, a bit prickly actually.

Overall a tasty beer and a bit unique with its level of hoppiness, especially in the aroma. Good stuff and worth a try.

blitz134, Aug 11, 2007
Photo of merlin48
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle served in a large Kapuziner wiessbier glass. Pours a murky amber body with a titanic offwhite head that initially occupies most of the glass. Second pour with the yeast swirled in produces a dirty mustard brown color. Head retains well and becomes rocky and pitted.

Aroma begins with a prominent clove essence. Fresh sliced Valencia oranges add a nice citrusy ester. American IPA type hops provide notes of grapefruit and pine resin. Interesting, but odd, atop the German yeast and wheat malt.

Mouthfeel has a medium body and carbonation.

Tastes just like what I imagine a mixture of an IPA and Hefe would be. Citrusy grapefruit bitterness trumps the faint banana note. Clove and white pepper add a pleasant spiciness. Wheat is subdued but yeast is a major player. Finishes grapefruity bitter somewhat like an IPA.

An interesting collaberation to be sure and exquisitely crafted. Personally, I just don't care a great deal for such an aggressively hopped German Hefe.

merlin48, Aug 07, 2007
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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1.49/5  rDev -63.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.92/5  rDev -3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.28/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

Poured into a weizen from a chilled bottle, 10/20/2014

A = Hazy as hell! This beer is completely opaque, coppery yellow, with tons of yeast and sediment in the suspension. One finger head, thick lacing.

S = citrusy hops, bitter oranges, wheat, a hint of booze, not getting any of the typical German wheat aromas

T = very heavy on the orange flavor, almost like straight orange juice, tangy and crisp. Alcohol is present, and solvent flavors noticeable on the finish. Sad to see no banana or bready flavors come to the party. If they are there, they are overshadowed by the heavy citrus flavor and bitterness.

M = Medium bodied, lacks the creamy mouthfeel I'd normally expect from the hefes and weizenbocks.

O = An interesting take on a weizenbock, but lacking balance in all areas of the style.

Das_Reh, Oct 21, 2014
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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.

BSDA, Oct 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

outoffocus, Oct 19, 2014
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Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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