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

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pDev: 11.27%


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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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

They aimed to do a weizen bock with extra hopping, and did so. Interesting and smooth. A nice bitterness. Medium mouthfeel, the wheat aroma dominates and is the initial taste. After that the bitterness overwhelms the palate.I can't wait to try the Brooklyn version.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2008 03:46:28 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 2/7/12.

Pours a murky, turbid orange-brown with a 2 inch foamy bone colored head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, grain, spices, slight hops, and lots of yeast aromas. There is also a bit of a soapy or chalky aroma that I am getting as well. Taste is of yeast, spice, and hops up front with the wheat/grain flavors coming through in the finish. The hop flavors are quite citrus-like and do not really contribute too much bitterness to take away from the overall beer. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a really good beer and I quite enjoy the hopped up take on a hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 03:44:35 | More by UCLABrewN84
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.15/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Somewhere between banana and orange with no visible yeast (yet) and a wealth of fine carbonation. I expected something darker and murkier. The firm, pale ecru crown is nicely persistent, but isn't sticky enough to leave more than a few sudsy splotches on the glass. Subsequent pours blur things a little and create a hugely rocky head.

The nose seems excessively sour. I'm more tolerant of that characteristic here than I will be on the palate. It features tangy wheat, creamed banana and zesty clove spice... those last two being less than aggressive. I prefer the dark weizenbocks, the ones that contain dark fruit (bruised banana, maybe even dates), caramel and a little smoke.

Hopfen-Weisse is acceptable beer, although it contains more medicinal phenols than it should. It's as if the brewers added a wee dram of Islay whisky prior to bottling. Thankfully, the more traditional characterstics of the beer are easily appreciated in and around the phenols. I might have spoken too soon. Warming accentuates the Band-Aid flavors rather than softening them. In addition, the alcohol provides a heat that shouldn't be present.

In addition to being tart, the beer is too bitter. This many hops have no place in a weizenbock as far as I'm concerned. More hop flavor would have been welcome, but the hop bitterness seems out of proportion to the flavor. Banana, and especially clove, are still noted. As in the nose, however, they're in the background rather than the foreground.

The body/mouthfeel is okay in terms of heft (closer to medium than to light), but the beer is too harshly carbonated. More full, more creamy smooth and less bubbled would be preferable. Be careful what you wish for because the bottom of the bottle borders on flat.

I love a really good weizenbock. Schneider-Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse, although decent, isn't a very good weizenbock. I'm sure the brewers had fun with the collaboration, but I wish they had been able to give us something more impressive than this.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2007 15:04:33 | More by BuckeyeNation
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500ml bottle served right out of the fridge and poured into a 24oz Pilsner glass

A – Poured a very nice and extremely hazy and cloudy sediment filled bright yellow amber. Loads of yeast filtering and swirling through this one at times gave it a bit of a darker appearance, but they eventually all settled down into the bottom and left the bright yellow amber glow. Very nice carbonation could be seen streaming up towards the top and this was gathered into a very large three inch high head of white foam which crowned the top of this one. Great retention as this hung around for a good few minutes, and even after setting down to just a nice one inch layer of foam, there was a very nice side glass presentation, literally just dripping with tons of lace down both sides of the glass. Really quite the big look for a Hefe and this was a very welcome sight.

S – The aroma was very bright and light with a very big floral hop bouquet right from the start. I would normally have thought this was unusual, but I remembered the Brooklyn version of this and it had that similar bright hoppy nose on it. After you got past that there were large amount of grassy earthy smells and a good amount of light fruity yeast that you could also pick up in there. Some nice hints of peach or apricot were blended in well and gave it a much fuller, richer profile.

T – The flavor was just absolutely spot on. I have really been on a roll with extremely good brews lately and this one was really no exception to that. The first flavor wave to hit me was that nice bright citrus and fresh cut grass like hoppiness that was very evident in the aroma. Very bright and a bit bitter this gradual blended its way down and mixed well with some nice light cereal flavors and a absolutely delicious fruity yeast profile that lie hidden underneath everything else. Great flavors of light pear, apricot, and orange and pineapple just permeated through the entire glass and really gave this one a whole different look and feel then almost anything else in the style. A slight hint of alcohol was also present, but was not really too distracting in any way at all. The finish was very strong, very drawn out and quite dry letting the flavors sit back and linger for quite a long time, begging to come up and get another sip of it.

M – This was simply smooth and clean with a really great finish. Obviously a nice light to medium bodied ale, it did have some fullness to it that most in the style do not, giving it a bit more heavier feel then you would normally expect. There was great carbonation evident throughout and the little bit of extra fullness really lended itself well here and gave it that little extra it needed to put it in the category of the big boys.

D – Outstanding, really outstanding. I don’t really have too many other words for this one here. It is not a small boy clocking in at over 8% ABV, but you could barely tell drinking it. The flavors were so well put together and everything just really blended so very well that I could have gone on with this one all night. It was just that good.

Overall I had waiting almost six months to crack open a bottle of this, being that I only had two I for some strange reason wanted to wait a while to start on it. I don’t think that was a mistake as this was really fantastic. Having had the tap version from Brooklyn and now the bottled version it would be hard for me to say which one I prefer, but if I had to choose, I may go with this one as it was damn near spot on and really just an absurdly good brew. I have one bottle left and you could not pry it away from me, I will save this for my Bday or something special. This was really a treat and if I ever see anymore I will scoop it up immediately.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2008 13:34:30 | More by mikesgroove
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womencantsail

California

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The pour is a quite hazy orange color with a fluffy off-white head on it.

S: The nose is quite impressive. Lots of citrus notes, sweet wheat, and of course the usual banana and clove notes. A few more sniffs give off a really intense floral hop aroma.

T: A nice sweet malt flavor along with plenty of fruitiness. Lots of oranges, bananas, and a bit of bubblegum and clove. A good yeast flavor as well.

M: The body is medium with a very plentiful level of carbonation.

D: Another delicious weizenbock. Easy to drink and plenty of good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2010 08:12:32 | More by womencantsail
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey color with a sturdy head that sticks forever but only leaves a few dots of lace

Smell: Quite the unusual aroma, with herbal hops combined with the green banana and clove; the combination is somewhat medicinal and the alcohol peeking through adds to that effect

Taste: Herbacious, grassy flavors compete with the clove and banana in a do-si-do; lemony as well; after the swallow, the bitter hoppy flavors moderate and it takes on more of the weizenbock character, albeit quite lemony

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with buoyant carbonation; some warmth in the gullet, too

Drinkability: From the outset the hoppy flavors compete with the weizen flavors and while it may be a draw, my taste buds are the losers; the combination just doesn't work for me

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2008 00:32:12 | More by brentk56
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Bu11zeye: Poured a murky brown color weisse with a big foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of wheat with some dry Hallertauer hops is different and very interesting. Taste is also dominated by wheat with huge floral and dry hops combining to make a really interesting beer. Body is full with limited filtration and loads of lees at the bottom with some great carbonation with no apparent alcohol. The malt somehow reminded me of a double wheat brewed by the Middle Ages brewery. Interesting but not necessarily something I would go for very often - I will stick with the regular weisse which is still a very good staple of the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2008 17:38:33 | More by Phyl21ca
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My, all my... what a surprise and a welcome breath of fresh air. Perfect for the summer season. A dry-hopped, high-quality Hefeweizen. Hans Drexler and Garret Oliver combines to make a beer steeped in German traditions, yet agressively hopped the American way. The beer opens with a less desirable dirty appearance, but hold a terrific foam stand, with soft, subtle carbonation. Big estery aromas of clove, tropical fruits (banannas, pineapples, grapefruit and lemons), spicy, peppery, and an abundance of grassy hop aroma. The aromas continue past the fresh fruits and spices with a Weizen-Bock 'dirty' or 'muddled' aroma, yet dominated by German hops. The taste continues with the soft, confectionate wheat malt / barley malt sweetness, followed by estery spiciness and fruitiness, and compounded further with high hop flavor. The bitterness stays in check with less hop 'bite' and more of a wheat-malt pillow for the clove, bananna, and fruits. Finishes fruity, spicy, and malty. Not the cleanest of all beers, despite the hop dryness late. Though the beer has some complex earthy notes that linger a bit further than they need to, this is a highly creative brew with all of the nuances of a classic Dunkel-Weiss, but with an IPA-dry hop punch. Very clever guys. Make sure you keep us guessing. I'm going to drink a lot more of this beer this summer.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2007 21:59:44 | More by BEERchitect
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle picked up at Rick's in Alexandria. Served in a tulip. Ecause we are moving and I already packed all my weizen glasses.

Pours a hazy deep golden color with a bit of a copper tint to it. The head is initially large and foamy, but falls down fairly quickly. Good lacing and a collar throughout. The nose has some really spicy German hops. Not nearly as enticing as the Brooklyn version. The flavor has some more hop spice and faint floral characteristics. Moderate malt and a touch of sweetness. A bit too boozy as well. Overall, not a huge fan of this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 01:12:33 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured hazy dark yellow into a weizen glass with a good-sized head. A moderate amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles, along with some yeast particles floating near the bottom.
S: The smell is filled with aromas of citrus, hops and spices along with some hints of alcohol.
T: There are lots of flavors of grapefruit and orange in the taste. Spices and hops are also evident in the flavors, particularly in the finish, which is somewhat bitter. The overall taste isn't quite as hoppy as compared to the Brooklyn version.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a bit of alcohol heat.
D: The beer seems to be a bit more drinkable than its hoppier Brooklyn cousin, but the alcohol will definitely catch up to you if you try to drink it too quick.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2010 18:53:58 | More by metter98
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Opaque orange body with a full, frothy, white head.

Smell: Juicy fruit aroma of apricots, citrusy grapefruit, even some pineapple. Notes of clove, banana, and wheat dough all take a backseat to the hop aromas.

Taste: Jumps right in the citric, sweet fruit juices from the aroma. Big bite of orange pith. Drop of banana smoothie with some white pepper tossed in. Quick hint of vanilla in the middle. Sure, there's some tangy wheatiness, but all of the wheat characteristics are obscured by all the hops. A touch of acidity along the way. Substantial hop spices with a medium, though lasting bitterness. Juicy, bittersweet finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: The hops really boost the aroma and flavor up without adding any overbearing bitterness. It's something different, I'll give it that.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2008 05:25:06 | More by ChainGangGuy
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oberon

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The second in consecutive days of the great collaberation stuff from Brroklyn and Schneider and bothe are great beers in my mind.Poured into my Aventinus glass a mix of light goden and peach with a very nice fluff-sticky white head just a great pour,citrus dominates the nose with a bit of spice,wow 8.2% ABV couldnt be more well hidden its just fresh and citrusy with light spice and good leafy herbal notes.I really liked this beer maybe even a little more than the American variety its just refreshing and flavorful great for a warm day.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2008 23:49:38 | More by oberon
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yeasty, hoppy, fruity and wheaty notes greet you in the nose of Schneider's "Schneider & Brooklyn Hopfen-weisse". It's bold, and to be honest, a little bit brash. There's some alcohol to it, and there's a lot of yeast involved - which shows in the murky brass body. The head remains beautiful, but it just doesn't have that glowing orange appearance that I've come to expect. On the other hand, it is much stronger than the standard weizen at 8.2% (Aventinus is only 8.0%), and it is it's own beer!

The flavor is much as the aroma indicates it will be, with forceful notes of yeast, hops (beautifully floral, spicy, herbal, woody and piney), and fruit (red summer fruits like strawberry and cherry, as well as green banana). It's decidedly wheat based, and solidly so. But beyond the girth of this bold weizen, it's actually fairly well balanced. It finishes spicy, and subtly phenolic (with a mild touch of alcohol) on the tongue, but it's dry and not nearly overly bitter. It doesn't build on the palate to become cloying, and no particular flavor stands out from sip to sip.

Overall it's nicely done, but this is a fairly special beer. It may in fact create it's own category. Not for the faint of heart, this is basically an unrestrained weizen!!! Proceed with caution!

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2007 01:42:17 | More by NeroFiddled
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle - nice to see the flip-side of last year's Brooklyner-Schneider offering in our remote metropolitan outpost.

This beer pours a cloudy, fine sediment-strewn, bright golden amber hue, with two fingers of tight frothy eggshell white head, which leaves some nice volcanic island atoll lace around the glass as it perfunctorily recedes.

It smells of tart orange citrus, unripe banana, cloves, grainy wheat, sassy white pepper, and further fruity, floral hops. The taste is softly sweet wheat malt, prominent fruitiness - orange, pineapple, lemon, and dry banana - soft, lilting spice of the clove and red pepper sort, a simple earthy, leafy hoppiness (and agreeably bitter, for the style), with a wee speck of booze warming, barely a tingle, as it approaches room temperature.

The carbonation is quite obviously a central character in this show, the bottle fermentation a pivotal plot point , and even with a less than standard initial CO2 send-off, the bubbles are quite soft and pleasant. This leads to a relatively unaccosted, generally smooth body, and a clean, grainy, hoppy, fruity, spicy, and subtly boozy finish - all agreeably entwined, I might add.

A deftly integrated, duly hoppy, and strong wheat beer, the result more tasty than I may have expected, especially given the presence (absence?) of the full-on Houdini treatment of the big alcohol component. Good stuff, and cheers/Prost to the furtherance of this fruitful and hopful [sic] collaboration.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 03:04:32 | More by biboergosum
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Schneider & Brooklyn Hopfen Weisse, hefe-weizen ale, 8.2 % alc./vol. "…pale weissbock robustly dry-hopped with the Halltauer Saphir variet grown in the fields near the Schneider brewery." And more, blah, blah, blah, …I'm trying to avoid copying the verbiage employed in the selling and marketing of the brew. Don't want to repeat their words or ideas, so let's bend this bottlecap and check this baby out.

In a Georg Schneider's Wiesen Edel-Weisse glass, looking very good.

Highly hazed, pale orange, furious carbonation, gigantic head, slow to settle, and leaving lace.

Citrus notes, hops, and yeast lead up the aroma. Tangy and slightly sweet, orange, lemon, softly beautiful.

Taste: Exceptionally smooth entrance on the palate, plush and pleasing. Hops are happening, here, and they bop back, sip after sip. Damn, this is delicious, a Brooklyn/Bavarian combo that bridges Euro-tradition and American hoppitude. Soft and easy mouthfeel seals the deal, and makes this a rewarding ale on many levels.

I'm kind of embarrassed it took me so long to get this one down my gullet, but now I have a new favorite, to add to my many other favorites.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2011 05:18:25 | More by feloniousmonk
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My bottle looks a touch different, but I'm pretty sure I'm reviewing the German one, as it comes in a 500ml bottle. Served in a weizen glass.

A - Tons of reverse-waterfall foam that eventually settles to four fingers of a slow-dissolving pillow-like light blonde head with spotty lacing. Hazed dark straw/white peach color with the obvious hefe sediment. Pretty typical hefe - would have liked more lace and a little darker color.

S - You can tell the hops have aged a little in this one, but they are still very present with rich zesty orange and tropical fruits coming through. This is in addition to some spice, pepper and banana coming from the base beer and some sharp wheat and yeast smells. It's very nice, and I suspect it was even better when fresh.

T - The taste is much more simplistic - very sweet with some banana, orange, floral notes, and spicy yeast. It's fine, but a bit of a disappointment compared to the intricate smell. I'm not getting a ton of hop bitterness - the aftertaste is pretty clean with just a touch of yeast to it.

M - Nice medium-thick body, low-moderate carbonation with only the slightest tingle, nice sticky residual feel. Kind of unusual - I guess that's the bock side coming out.

D - The 500ml are fine, but with the 8.2% ABV that's plenty for me. The great mouthfeel keeps me sipping, even with the somewhat so-so taste.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2009 20:13:57 | More by MasterSki
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color with a large foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, caramelized malts, bananas and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweet flavors come in from flavors of bananas and caramel. The hops presence is mild but complementary and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid and flavorful beer with enough substance to make it worth drinking for a long time.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 03:32:13 | More by TheManiacalOne
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emerge077

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, rusty amber pour, with lots of creamy dense foam. The yeast pour renders it opaque.

Citric lemon aroma, clovey too. Some hoppy sharpness, that becomes somewhat medicinal over time.

Starts out bold, wheaty with a hoppy bite, citrusy in the finish. Dry resinous aftertaste. Traditional Hefe character is overshadowed by the liberal hopping a little bit. Some astringency that builds quickly if you gulp it. Not much banana/clove action. Smooth, wheaty on the palate, full but never overwhelming. Feels fairly traditional in that respect. Drinkability is good, perfect for the summertime.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2007 23:55:52 | More by emerge077
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WesWes

New York

4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a thick two finger white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great! It has a wonderful wheat malt and hefe yeast scent along with an earthy/grassy hop nose. The taste is great as well. It has a smooth hefe flavor that's incredibly earthy and bitter in the finish. I love the hop character of this beer. It's not really fruity like most hefes, but the malt bill seems the same. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a tremendous beer. I like the hopped up wheat brews. I've made a few myself and really enjoy them.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2009 23:05:10 | More by WesWes
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

0.5 L poured from a bottle into an Erdinger hefeweizen glass. beer is yellowish orange and forms a thick white / yellowish head that falls away, carbonation is moderate to high and the beer is hazy (but I intentionally dislodged the yeast from the bottom of the bottle). Head leaves some but not a lot of lacing on the glass. There area lot of bubbles that are stuck to the sides of the glass.

Aroma has some of the characteristic ether smells associated with german ales, but this smell is dominated by the pine like aroma of hops. Its not called Hopfen weiss for nothing I suppose. Smells good.

Beer has an odd flavor to it. The hops are in the back of the mouth and the wheat flavor is everywhere else. The yeast and the wheat make up a good unified tasting for the palate but the hops seem a little out of place. I want to get one thing straight here, I am a hop head and I think the hops are not correct for this beer.

Mouthfeel is good. There is no aftertaste really and there is a good medium body feel to the beer. The flavors are all connected throughout and I would rate this beer as high drinkable.

I have had both the Schneider and the Brooklyn versions of this beer and although I'm a huge fan of Schneider's other offerings (Edelweiss, hefeweiss) this one is not as good as the Brooklyn version. Its a good beer and I'm enjoying it, there is just a better example out there. Sorry Schneider.

This was the numbers from my Brooklyn review a few weeks ago,
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | drink: 4.5
I liked it a lot more.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2009 03:56:14 | More by drabmuh
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Mora2000

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dirty yellow straw color with a small white head. Lots of suspended yeast throughout the beer. The aroma is citrus with bready malt and a slight hop character. The flavor is yeast, lemon, bready malts and hops. I didn't think this one was as complex as the Brooklyn version. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Good drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2010 20:08:23 | More by Mora2000
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zeff80

Missouri

4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a bubbly, one-finger head of white foam. It left trails of soapy lace.

S - It smelled nutty and malty. Lots of clove aroma and mild wheat notes.

T - It tasted spicy and hoppy. A good blend of maltiness and wheat flavors. There are some clove flavors, too.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a smooth finish. A light to medium-bodied brew.

D - This is a really delicious weizenbock. Lighter in color than most but it tastes great.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2009 01:19:15 | More by zeff80
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pretty well carbonated as I end up with an easily four-finger thick head after I pour it into my tulip glass. The head is a fluffy crown of froth, a light tan color and actually crests the top of my glass almost two fingers without overflowing. Interesting herbal aromatics mix with some of the more typical phenolic clove and banana esters. Also noticed is a green apple fruit aroma, perhaps a touch of plum and some substantial grain aromas reminiscent of grass, tart wheat and sweet malt. I like how hoppy the nose is, the hops are on par with the typical Hefe Weizen notes. The hops are definitely herbal, add a touch of grassiness, but perhaps a bit more like green hay.

Light feeling up front, but then the beer picks up a chewy heft to it that lets you know this is a bit bigger than your typical Hefe Weizen. The extra malt contributes a nice, grain-like sweetness which accentuates a banana flavor. The beer is quite hoppy throughout, with a solid bitterness that starts up front, continues and really adds a bite to the finish. The hop note is quite herbal in character, a bit green and at times it is even a bit astringent. This definitely has far more hop character that a typical Hefe Weizen, which is as promised, with a much higher bitterness and a substantial dry hopped character. The beer hides its alcohol pretty well, but there is a touch of alcoholic spiciness noticeable in the finish. The hop character and wheat notes combine to give this beer a slight lemon flavor towards the end of a sip.

An interesting beer, at times the hop character can get in the way of the traditional Hefe Weizen elements, but I like the attempt. It is always interesting to try a new hop (Saphir in this case); it has this really green, herbal note to it that is quite distinct and almost like under-ripe pepper.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2007 22:05:26 | More by Gueuzedude
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours out as a hazy looking golden yellow color with a strong fluffy white colored head. The lacing on the glass is pretty good. The smell of the beer is indeed hoppy, there is also a nice fresh wheat aromas too. The taste of the beer has a nice sweet taste upfront with the grainy wheat and some banana that quickly turns into a bitter hoppy aftertaste. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side and pretty refreshing. Overall this beer is pretty good, I enjoyed the two varieties coming together.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2011 00:42:49 | More by Knapp85
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.2/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Schneider weizen glass:

Pours a deep orange - very dark for style - cloudy. Thick head quickly descends to bubbles then disappears.

The smell is of creamy, almost artificial, banana. Slight caramel backing. Fruitiness is like apricot and apple. A sweetened citrus is present, towards lemon zest. This is kind of nice - but, doesn't fit into style.

The taste is of citrus with barnyard mustiness. This is like a hopped-up American wheat beer. Slight vanilla notes, but apricot and grapefruit stand out. Not in style - not "bad" - but...strange. Funky finish - like things aren't blending so well. Did a German wheat beer company want to use American hops? It works very well in Southern Tier's Hop Sun - but here not so much.

The feel is light - but rather watery, leaving an aftertaste of alcohol that was not previously noticeable.

Interesting as a one-off. Strange...and while I normally love hoppy beers, this one went in too many directions. Style is out of the question...As a unique brew? Sorry - love both breweries (and both HW'S), this one just doesn't work so well, IMO.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2007 03:07:30 | More by jwc215
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