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

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Ratings: 1,158
Reviews: 710
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 30
Gots: 49 | 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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Photo of Sammy
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.

Sammy, Jul 13, 2008
Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

t0rin0, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -2%

djrn2, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
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.

Thorpe429, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of metter98
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.

metter98, Apr 24, 2010
Photo of brentk56
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

brentk56, Jun 13, 2008
Photo of BuckeyeNation
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.

BuckeyeNation, Nov 29, 2007
Photo of Phyl21ca
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.

Phyl21ca, Feb 29, 2008
Photo of BEERchitect
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.

BEERchitect, Aug 04, 2007
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -2%

Texasfan549, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of mikesgroove
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.

mikesgroove, Jan 06, 2008
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -2%

kjkinsey, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
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.

womencantsail, Jul 16, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

ygtbsm94, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -2%

spycow, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Half finger head with lots of lacing on a hazy golden with copper hue body.

S: yeast, tropical fruit, syrup, banana, clove and medicinal notes.

T: spicy, medicinal and tangy/fruity hops, syrups, wheat, peppercorn.

M: syrupy, fairly thick body with light to moderate carbonation.

Overall: Nice hop flavor, complex for the style.

kylehay2004, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
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.

ChainGangGuy, Feb 23, 2008
Photo of Knapp85
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.

Knapp85, Jun 19, 2011
Photo of oberon
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.

oberon, May 10, 2008
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of emerge077
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.

emerge077, Jul 28, 2007
Photo of largadeer
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: A hazy, almost opaque wheat-colored body with three fingers of white foam. Head retention and lace are outstanding, especially for a high ABV beer.

Smell: Banana bread, ginger, clove and spicy, peppery hops. A lot of sweetness from the malt and esters and pehnols from the yeast that fight with the hops for dominance.

Taste & mouthfeel: Sweet, initially at least, followed by an herbal, spicy hop blast. Hop flavors are prominent but bitterness is restrained. Signature banana and clove hefeweizen flavors are present, along with dashes of coriander, nutmeg and mace. The spiciness and sweetness are almost overwhelming, but it remains drinkable and fairly enjoyable, probably because no one characteristic is overwhelming. Still, I feel there's too much going on here; the sweetness and intense yeast profile don't truly allow the hops to come through. It's a good beer, I can't fault it much, but I have little desire to drink it again.

largadeer, Aug 05, 2008
Photo of zeff80
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.

zeff80, Jul 21, 2009
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Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
91 out of 100 based on 1,158 ratings.