Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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4.47/5 rDev +9.6%
Poured clear and caramelly golden (until the yeast was poured in, and then murky like tis supposed to be)
Classic hefeweizen profile. Except with some citrus which I tasted more than the usual clove or banana. Refreshing, but full bodied wheat beer with a top note of lemon. Really lovely.
The hop presence was not in your face -- just some nice spice.
Worth seeking out if you like hefes, or weizenbocks. Although its a bit light on malt/sweetness for a weizenbock, its is an excellent hoppenweizenhofbock
10-02-2007 23:43:04 | More by 4thoseabout2bock
4.08/5 rDev 0%
500 ml bottle poured into Sam Adams promotional glass.
Appearance: Pours a murky yellow brown, cloudy from yeast and wheat proteins typical for style. Fluffy white 3 fingers of head.
Smell: Great aromas of banana esters, clove phenols, and spicy noble hops. Citrusy notes are also apparent as the beer warms.
Taste: As expected bananas and cloves are evident in the first sip. Some hop bitterness makes it way through differentiating itself from most German hefe's showing the American side of this collaboration. Alcohol is well hidden for 8.2%
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied. Well carbonated, providing a boost to the spicy hops. Slightly drying in the fininsh.
Drinkability: A nice collaborative effort. The high alcohol makes it hard to score this one higher. Enjoyable, refreshing brew for it's strength.
09-30-2007 18:21:24 | More by Riggsy
3.7/5 rDev -9.3%
Poured from 16.9oz bottle into a standard pint glass.
Appearance- Beer pours an extremely cloudy pac-man yellow with a gigantic 4 finger head of foam that takes quite a few minutes to die down.
Smell- Hallertau hops upfront and wheat yeast.
Taste- Spicey hallertau hop with a strongly hoppy wheat flavor. No sweetness whatsoever in this beer. A lot of bitterness. The alcohol is a bit unbalanced as well.
Mouthfeel- Full bodied, thick and sticky. This is a near unbearable Wheat IPA if it fell into a category. Creamy, but well over the top with hop. Hot with alcohol.
Drinkability- At first I thought I could finish a pint of this no problem, but as it went on the beer got more and more bitter with those hops. The bitterness eventually took over and knocked down the old drinkability factor.
09-30-2007 01:45:59 | More by blakesell
2.23/5 rDev -45.3%
Deep, hazy gold. Sticky, off-white head settles pretty quickly to a solid half inch, and stays through the pint, leaving nice lacing.
Banana ester is quite strong in this bottle, with a hearty kick of clove. It does not make a pleasant combination with the abundant, somewhat aggressive hops. Sweet malt enters the mix, and does not help the situation.
On the thin side of medium in the mouth. The hops and spicy wheat are in control here, though the clove makes itself known in the long finish. Good slightly sweet malt in there as well. A bit hot to boot. Definitely tastes better than it smells.
Carbonation is appropriate for a weizen, with the abundant bubbles doing a fine palate-scrubbing job here.
Full points for originality here, but I just don't like this. It's virtually undrinkable for me.
09-29-2007 23:25:42 | More by Realale
4.9/5 rDev +20.1%
Poured a cloudy golden color with a solid inch of head. The head diminished quickly with little to no lacing but left a thin creamy topping on the beer.
The smell: this is an IPA. Nothing but wonderfully fragrant hops. So much floral...yet slightly refined.
Wow!!! The hoppiness in the smell is totally balanced out in the taste. I know this is supposed to be a hoppy hefe-weizen, ale, but this is totally balanced. I have never had anything like this. Is it malts or barley that is providing the balance? I'm not sure. The rich creaminess that exists in hefe-weisen ( think franziscaner) is completely balanced by the floral, bitter hoppiness of an IPA.
Mouthfeel is just incredible. You get a creaminess that is cut by just the slightest amount of carbonation.
With the massive, creamy flavor, and the low carbonation this beer is insanely drinkable. My only hope is that this colaboration continues into the future.
09-29-2007 05:15:33 | More by brantadid
3.85/5 rDev -5.6%
Poured into a hefeweizen glass...
Massive, rocky, creamy head that resembles a root beer float. Practically hangs off the side of the glass. Wonderful. However, I'm deducting points for the murky color that looks like a coppery dish water. Something seems off on that one. Traditional clove and bubblegum come to the nose first, but with a bit of lemon peel. There also seems to be a bit of saltine cracker malt in there. Not a bad nose at all. Taste is something altogether different: its a more assertive, crisp weissebier with some playful carbonation and tingly hops that really present themselves in the middle. The hop blast dissipates quickly and gives way to the sweet banana close. As the beer warms, there is a bit of tangerine in the middle. Interesting. I'm not huge on weiseebier style, but this is an exception. I would have this again. A nice hybrid brew.
09-28-2007 21:21:44 | More by 0tt0
4.22/5 rDev +3.4%
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.
09-27-2007 22:12:54 | More by Brianmerrilyn
4.13/5 rDev +1.2%
I'm on a Schneider kick tonight. This has been one of my go to beers for the last couple of months, so...
A - Perfectly golden and hazy as a hefe should be. Has just a touch of amber color that I'm not used to in hefes. Maybe its the added hops, I don't know, but its intriguing. The head was huge seafoam with giant bubbles that lasted just long enough to bring a sporadic lacing
S - Typical hefe, banana, clove, etc... but the floral hoppiness cuts out a little of the sweet fruit and allows the spice to take center stage
T - HOPS and HEFE, what could be better. Great idea for the collaboration whom ever hatched it. Circus peanuts, bay leaf and pine. Odd combo, but it works for me
M - Great carbonation that lasts and last. More carbonated than other Schneider hefes that I remember, but it works with the hops
D - 8% hefe will sneak up and get you, but it goes down like your favorite IPA or hefe would any other time
09-26-2007 00:41:15 | More by jtrockchalk
3.95/5 rDev -3.2%
1 pt .9 fl oz brown bottle; served in a weizen glass.
Hazy, lightly camel colored (muddy once the yeast is added). Inch-high, bright white foam with stable retention. Patches of lacing around half of the glass.
Bright, citrus aromas: orange, green apple, grapefruit; tart with a bit of solvency. Big yeasty phenols with a dry clove and corriander spice.
Liquid, ripe citrus hops giving orange, apple, lemon, and grapefruit flavors. A moderate, mellow tartness lasts into mid-sip with a rounded phenolic character. A bland clove spice is followed by an intense carbonation.
Medium bodied; crisp, but too intensely carbonated that takes away from the ale's finish.
A flavorful weizenbock showcasing citrus flavors with a pleasant hop profile. A nice take on the style between two classic breweries.
09-25-2007 00:55:03 | More by NEhophead
3.95/5 rDev -3.2%
Appearance: pours a hazy yellowish orange with a 3"+ fluffy head. Nice lacing develops.
Smell: spices and some orange citrus are picked up by the nose.
Taste: hearty malt / wheat levels with a boatload of hop bitterness that makes this a bit unique. Orange sweetness, hints of pepper and clove round it out. Soft alcohol tones are also noticeable.
Mouthfeel: lightly crisp at the start and finish. Brief aftertaste. Medium bodied beer.
Drinkability: an enjoyable and interestingly hopped up brew that is a slow sipper.
09-21-2007 17:50:35 | More by Gavage
3.15/5 rDev -22.8%
Wow. What a good way to utterly compromise a classic. Take a great classic hefe-weizen from a noteworthy and classic producer, and then let American "ingenuity" enter the picture, and there you wind up with a dubious result. The beer poured a dishwater khaki, and while the smell was intriguing - more clove phenols than original Schneider-Weiss normally has, but with a little hop citrus - the flavor was another story. The hops played an annoying younger brother trying to hassle his older brother as he attempts to hold a mature conversation with a beautiful woman. Garret's contribution distracted and detracted from the otherwise sublime brilliance known as Schneider-Weiss.
09-20-2007 20:39:33 | More by dedrinker
4/5 rDev -2%
Pours a semi-cloudy golden amber orange color. Nice big and rocky off-white head. Good lacing stuck where the head once was.
The aroma is evidence of the American influence. Pine needles and floral hops dominate the smell. Fighting their way through the hops are some banana, yeast, and a touch of wheat.
The taste is almost a carbon copy of the smell. In the flavor though the hops seem to be the back-up to the banana, wheat, and yeast. I don't know, though....the hops are strong, but they seem to be more of a complement than a main attraction.
Medium bodied, good carbonation. Slight drying in the aftertaste, but bitterness is kept in check. Very enjoyable. This would be really good on-tap, I bet.
09-20-2007 19:40:12 | More by Imstillthegman
3.9/5 rDev -4.4%
Appearance: Pours a cloudy, murky golden-amber. Topped by an airy, beige head that retains well, and leaves patchy lace.
Smell: Weizen aromas of banana and clove are present under a hoppier aroma, with a hint of alcohol. Swirling brings out a yeast aroma. Interesting, some whiffs are more weizen-like and some are hoppier.
Taste: Bready malts upfront with a light husky graininess, mild banana fruitiness in the center, followed by an alcoholic spiciness and citric flavors. The grassy hops provide a bitterness that's balanced by the lingering fruitiness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, low carbonation, a touch dry.
Drinkability: The flavors work well together, but it's a touch strong.
09-19-2007 02:02:08 | More by EPICAC
4/5 rDev -2%
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!
09-18-2007 01:42:17 | More by NeroFiddled
4/5 rDev -2%
Ok, the fall weather is here, but I'm still looking forward to this summer quencher. I've been waiting for this since I first heard it was going to be made.
APPEARANCE: Pours into a weizen glass a hazy slightly amber golden color. The head is MASSIVE, rocky, and ivory-colored. A slightly darker perfect picture of a weizen.
SMELL: And you think you know what to expect with a Hefeweizen and... bam! Piny and floral hops shock your nose, even when you know what's coming. The hop aromas are huge but still allow some traditional weizen smells through. The banana is there as are some of the other expected yeast quality. A really cool smell.
TASTE: Wow, I don't know what to make of this. It's a confusing blend of style, but it works quite well. It's a tradition weizen overall, except the massive flavor of pine and herbs. The hops certainly are most prominent, though they don't overwhelm. Just a really well-made good-tasting beer.
MOUTHFEEL: Smooth and medium bodied with a high carbonation. The hops add only the slightest amount of slickness.
DRINKABILITY: A big hoppy weizen is not the easiest beer to get through, but it's still very much a thirst quencher. But oh wait, it's 8.2%??? Good lord, you can't tell at all. The label even describes the beer as a weissbock, but it sure doesn't seem like it. Huge bonus points for that.
Man, I wish it were the beginning of summer rather than autumn. This would have been a regular buy for the past few months. As it is, I can still find them on the shelves and would like to pick up another or two before they're gone.
09-16-2007 23:28:03 | More by jmalex
3.13/5 rDev -23.3%
poured into a Weise glass with a rowdy and huge foamy head that took a little while to settle down. settled into a thin layer with plenty of lacing. The cloudy color is similar in appearance to an apple cider but a bit more on the orange side of the spectrum.
Quite a unique smell...fruit is present first on the nose, citrus, pine, apple, banana, very subtle clove.
The taste is much different than the nose would lead one to believe. The alchohol is not well masked at all, hits you pretty quick. Very blunt and bitter on the tongue. A huge disappointment after the wonderful bouquet present on the nose. Banana and clove tastes battle to come through the bland hop blast, but to little avail.
The mouthfeel is nothing special round in the mouth very little carbonation and a somewhat dry finish.
Not the type of beer you could throw back a lot of over the course of the night, due to the rather high ABV.
After reading a lot about this collaborative brewing project I was very excited to give this beer a go, it didn't even come close to living up the hype, a much more interesting story than drink
09-14-2007 23:14:40 | More by DaggerEyes
3.13/5 rDev -23.3%
Poured a murky off amber-yellow color with foam! The bright white head sat on top of the liquid. It took a few drinks for the head to begin to fall, but it didnt dissolve completly. No lacing. The aroma was typical with a stong hop presence. (as expected)
The flavor was the same. Bier was a little chewy for the style. One was enough for me.
09-14-2007 02:36:13 | More by balconybrew
4.03/5 rDev -1.2%
Poured a semi-opaque medium gold color, almost like an apple cider. Thin, off-white head and spotty lacing in the glassware. The nose is surprisingly hoppy up front with wheat malt accents all the way through. Both herbal and fruity notes abound here - banana and sour citrus. The palate threw me for a loop - is this a hefeweizen or is this an IPA? Perhaps it's both. By far, the most hop-dominant hefe I've ever sampled, but as assertive as the hops are here the beer yields to a more balanced wheat character that is true of a Bavarian hefeweizen. The sweet malt and the floral hops play off of each other quite well here, making for a very complex and unusual palate. The mouthfeel is rather thick, but off-set by the astringency of the hops leaving a dry finish with lingering herbal notes and spice. What a beer. A very unusual combination of flavors going on here ... like a highly hopped pale ale infused with a Bavarian Hefe. This is a classification challenging beer all the way. All in all, it works for me.
09-13-2007 01:18:00 | More by beerphilosopher
4.5/5 rDev +10.3%
Luxurious, with an appearance that consists of an enormous fluffly white head that ever so gently tops the cider-colored contents. Plenty of carbonation. Murky is as murky does.
Personally, I am not a regular fan of wheat, even though when I consume one, I want it to have purpose. This is very nice, and is a great spin that helps me appreciate the style. A potent blend of spice, citrus and hops. It delivers with as much zest to the tongue as it did with the nose. With each sip, I love it that much more. Clean, crisp and refreshing. The hops are present and accounted for, cleaning up after the spice. Balanced, with a heavy hand of craftsmanship. Now this, this I could see drinking with some regularity. Highly recommended.
09-12-2007 22:03:55 | More by scott
4.43/5 rDev +8.6%
Was recommended this beer by someone on staff at Lukas Liquors in KC. I was more than happy to try it, because I have loved the Brooklyn beers I have tried, but they are not distributed to Missouri or Kansas. Somehow this collaboration allows it to be sold here.
American wheat beers are low on my scale of favorite beers, but this is a European hefeweizen complemented by the American love of hops. I adore this beer. I have never had a hoppy wheat ale until now. Per the bottle, the hops used are of the Hallertauer Saphir variety, and they are used in a copious quantity. If you love hops, but are skeptical of wheats, give this one a try. Unfortunately, I will probably compare all future wheat beers to this one and be disappointed.
09-12-2007 02:34:28 | More by kcillini77
4.18/5 rDev +2.5%
Ich bin ein Brooklyner!
This stuff is really growing on me. I tried it a few days back, on tap at Deep Ellum, and I wasn't quite sure what to make of it. It's pretty strange. Now I'm trying it in the bottle, and I think I like it quite a lot.
The smell is exactly like what I might expect if I took equal parts Stone IPA and Aventinus and mixed them together. The taste is kind of similar to that idea as well. The sweet maltiness that one typically associates with Aventinus is quickly overwhelmed with a hefty dose of hops that really bear a close resemblance to what one would expect from a good American IPA. The mouthfeel, as far as this rather dim, hulking lout can tell, is pretty great, but consider the source.
Ultimately I suppose this stuff is a very interesting experiment. Calling it a Hefe-Weizen is a little like calling a 427 Cobra a British roadster, but we might lack the vocabulary for what this beer really is. I think that I prefer Aventinus and Stone IPA to this apparent cross between the two, but I prefer either of those to most anything. This is one hell of a beer, very interesting, and I will probably get it again at some point if it's available.
09-10-2007 02:36:32 | More by TheDodge
4.13/5 rDev +1.2%
500ml brown bottle poured into hefeweizen glass
Honey, slightly orange in color with very this white head that stays around and forms almost meringue like piles.
The aroma is hops af first right after pouring followed by lemon/wheat and finally the alocohol.
A lot of malt in the flavor and then lemon and hops. Alcohol begins to kick in as this beer warms.
Fairly well carbonated, there is an endless procession of tiny bubbles rising to the top for the duration.
A most enjoyable brew.
09-09-2007 17:59:21 | More by kaelingirl
4.38/5 rDev +7.4%
500 ml bottle poured into a large snifter - 2007 bottling
Appearance: Pours a translucent honey colored beer with orange and yellow highlights. The head is massive at almost 2 inches and is not giving way at all. The top of the ivory head shows many craters of thick cakey foam. Excellent.
Smell: Alcohol burn, clove, lemon peel, banana, and grapefruity hops. This beer has such a strong aroma it makes me want to sneeze and it sort of clogs my throat. Unlike any other beer I've smelled before.
Taste: Interesting malt profile up front, which is soon followed by spicy banana. Intermingled in there is some hop flower flavors of grapefruit and pine. Tons of other flavors are lemon zest, straw, barley, wheat, nutmeg and clover honey. Wildy complex.
Mouthfeel: A carbonation pinch at first gives way to a thick and creamy mouthfeel. The beer poured had yeast in suspension and the mouthfeel is as such. This beer has "legs". Alcohol and hop juice round out the finish. The finish is not dry but causes salivation.
Drinkability: I must say that I didn't expect this beer to be so impressive. This hybrid beer brings together a great marriage of aromas and flavors. It is quite flavorful and refreshing, and brings along 8.2% abv to boot. One of the best beers I've had all year. Well done.
09-08-2007 20:51:58 | More by Risser09
3.85/5 rDev -5.6%
I had been wanting to try this collaboration beer for awhile and since it was down to one bottle on the shelf I picked it up.
A: Pours a very cloudy muddy yellow brown color. You could pass it off as apple cider with a huge head. As I mentioned the head is thunderous. You can't even come close to pouring the entire bottle into a hefe glass. The head is made of millions of tiny bubbles, that turns to an almost sea foam like character on top. The reason it got the 4 here is because of the lacing because lets be honest its kind of an ugly beer. Very few Hefe's sport lacing and this baby has it from the top to the bottom of the glass. Sheets of lacing baby.
S: Bold smell. Tons of clove right up front and center. Buttered yeast rolls and mashed overripe banana round out the aroma of this bad boy.
T: Big tasting brew as well. The marriage is not quite there, but it is a nice tasting brew. If it could have somehow been pulled together a little better it would probably be a favorite of mine. As it stands its a beer with a lot of promise. As for the taste. Tons of cloves, and a hint of hops. There is a hop bite somewhere in the middle that takes you by surprise. Banana stands out as well. Its a more complex version of your typical Hefe.
M: Light and bubbly, but the ABV lets you know its there.
D: Nice beer but one bottle is enough.
Overall: A nice collaboration by two great brewers but hold off on the marriage for now. The beer has a ton of promise, and with a bit of refinement I think it could be one of the best Hefe's ever made. It's a big beer no doubt about it. Big on aroma, taste, and ABV. I enjoyed drinking it and look forward to any and all future collaborations by these two brewers.
09-08-2007 17:04:55 | More by tpd975
3.88/5 rDev -4.9%
poured into a weizen glass, this was a deep gold with a nice white head. i left the dark brown sediment in the bottle. huge aromas of bananas and tropical fruit along with a bit of spice that follows through in the taste, which is fruity and a bit sweet with a smooth and soft lingering hop bitterness. medium to full in body with a chewy and spritzy mouthfeel. this is a very nice beer, i normally ding the drinkability on stronger beers but the alcohol is very well hidden in this. dangerously drinkable, a big beer perfect for summer.
09-08-2007 06:39:23 | More by MrMcGibblets
Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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