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

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Ratings: 1,094
Reviews: 701
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 28
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
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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: John_M on 07-16-2007)
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scott

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

V.07

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2007 22:03:55 | More by scott
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kcillini77

Kansas

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2007 02:34:28 | More by kcillini77
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TheDodge

Massachusetts

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

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.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2007 02:36:32 | More by TheDodge
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2007 17:59:21 | More by kaelingirl
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Risser09

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2007 20:51:58 | More by Risser09
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tpd975

Florida

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

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 it’s 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. It’s 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.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2007 17:04:55 | More by tpd975
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2007 06:39:23 | More by MrMcGibblets
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klewis

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours into my weizen glass a slightly hazy golden with a massive frothy head. Lots of carbonation rising from the bottom. The head sustains at nearly an inch, but leaves no lacing.

S: Interesting aroma. Yeast esters and cloves typical of a hefe with mint and to a lesser extent, grapfruit, aromas from the hops. Surprisingly, quite a nice blend.

T: Strong wheat taste with a mild citric hop flavor. A subtle spiciness adds depth and complexity. Rounded out with a crisp, but pleasant bitterness.

M: Medium-bodied and highly carbonated. A bit too fizzy - the abrasive bubbles seem to take away from the flavor slightly.

D: One of the best hybrid styles I've had to date. Very original AND tasty. Worth seeking out.

EDIT: This beer changed drastically after each my three pours, unfortunately for the worse. My original scores:

A: 4
S: 4.5
T: 4.5
M: 3.5
D: 4

Total score: 4.25

The intense carbonation subsided, but a bit too much, and settled on the flat side. The yeast kicked up more than most hefes, making the beer much cloudier and darker than norma, resulting in a nearly opaque and dirty looking beer and greatly reducing the visual appeal (although lacing improved), and the distincive aromas and flavors melded to create some that are much less original than before. It's still a good beer, but not as good as my first impressions. All my scores get bumped down a notch.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2007 22:05:46 | More by klewis
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franksnbeans

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a muddy straw that resembles apple sauce. Gynormous head that dies slow to a ring with little lacing. Smells of clove, spice and a hint of banana. Tastes sweet and full of clove, banana and spice. Full in the mouth with a sting of carbonation on the tongue. A lingering bitter/bland taste remains well after the sip. ABV is non existant. A tasty brew indeed but kind of full. Drinkability reminds me of a Bells 8000.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2007 00:35:21 | More by franksnbeans
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faernt

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an interesting beer, Once again Garrett Oliver has bent the style profile and I mean that in a good way. I am a longtime fan of the Schneider Brewery. Their beers are regularly enjoyable and this collaboration extends my happiness. The pairing of styles is successful. My only regret is the second half of the pour. I poured the first portion of this 500ml bottle into a chalice (12 oz) The second pour changed the deal. I typically swirl the "second pour" of Schneider beers to agitate the yeast and did so this time. This time, however, the swirl lead to a slightly green and cloudy result that looked bad, smelled good and tasted average. If I had a chance to to it over again, I wouldn't have agitated the yeast. Alas, this is my one and only bottle. (Thanks to Sam's Wines for offering their last one to me). So beware BAs and if you choose to take the yeast hit, I suggest you save a little in the bottle and swirl it on its own and take it that way.

and...Thank You Michael Jackson for offering me the diversity of the beers of the World. I will remember you always and will miss your gifts.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2007 18:55:25 | More by faernt
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athensbeermaster

Georgia

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

WOW! Pour this one with a slow hand. Huge off white almost grey looking head. lacing retained all the way down the empty glass!
The nose had good clove and floral accents. The mouthfeel is full body and smooth. The first flavor that jumps out is the smooth bananna and clove then the huge hops comes to slap you around.
Nice earthtones mixed with a toasted bread quality's. And then the hops come back to give a spicy finish!

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2007 16:38:32 | More by athensbeermaster
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goindownsouth

Pennsylvania

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

16.9 ounce bottle given to me by my adopted sister, WeissChick.

Pours richer looking than a normal Weissbier or even a Weizenbock. Opaque with a 3 finger head leaving a lace throughout the Weissbier glass. Aromas of hefty yet light fruit balanced with floral hops. Solid balance on the palate with the smooth fruity flavors being balanced out by the solid hop punch. Slight note of the alcohol provides some nice warming throughout.

I have been waiting for this one since the project was first announced, and I was not disappointed. Hardly something that can be fit into a tidy little package - this brew is an animal all its own, and a beauty at that.

Zum wohl!

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2007 15:28:50 | More by goindownsouth
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BattleRoadBrewer

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served at 40F in a 20 oz pilsner glass.

Even with a gentle pour, this one generates a volcanic off-white head with the consistency of meringue. It erupted past the top of the glass like a foam brick cylinder. Gobs of whole-foam lacing clings to the glass all the way down.

Aroma is strong with clove, combined with some juicy fruit and a touch of hops.

Tastes strong in every way. Wheaty, clovey, sweet, rich, alcoholic.

Mouthfeel is chewy and slick, and I can feel the heat in my throat from the 8.2% ABV.

This is a really big beer, not a summer slammer, but an evening sipper. It gets even better as it warms up and the flavors blend better.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2007 20:32:25 | More by BattleRoadBrewer
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jmz62565

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy dark lemon golden yellow with a giant white foamy head that lasts forever. The smell is strong with lemon,wheat,clove,banana,and alcohol. The taste is tart with apple,pear,lemon,citrus hops,and alcohol . Not bad,but the flavors can be abit overpowering. The m/f is light and the flavors don't mix all that well. This is a summer beer,but the high alcohol kind of of kills this. This is a tough beer to drink. A high octane heffe just doesn't seem to work.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2007 23:19:14 | More by jmz62565
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 500 mL bottle purchased at Capone's.

A: The ale has a golden hazy color, looking like a sharp hefe weizen during the first 2/3 of the pour. As the thick hefe at the bottom of the bottle stirred up, the ale took on a much darker color, apple cider-like with an appreciable haze. The head was thick throughout the pour, measuring upwards of 3 fingers at times.

S: The nose features the dominant clove esters, highlighting some banana and bubblegum sweetness. The nose is cut by some faint earthy hops but it is not enough to make you forget the weizen notes.

T: This beer seems like a concept that is long overdue. We've seen Belgian ales hopped up, so it probably shouldn't be a surprise that a weizen IPA hybrid was created. The hops are the star of the taste, creating a dirty floral flavor that remains bitter long after that sip is gone. The weizen flavors are present for a fleeting moment at the front of the sip, creating a sweetness that is soon overwhelmed by the hops. The floral hops paired with the weizen's softness is transcendant.

M: The mouthfeel is crisp, a juicy IPA with a weizen's soft side. The alcohol may sneak up on you but the flavors are solid.

D: It would probably be tough to have more than two, as the alcohol is quite heady. Despite that, I applaud the innovative decision to hop up a weizen.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2007 20:30:24 | More by akorsak
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Hautacam

Connecticut

3.48/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazy , almost opaque brownish gold. A huge billowy off white head forms, craters and laces as it drops down the weizen glass.
The smell is not very strong...doughy , some bubblegum and subtle hops.
Initial taste is sour and bitter hops and husky wheat. Bready slightly sweet malt kicks in followed by the alcohol.There are some fruit flavors , such as apple , banana , pineapple and lemon. It reminds me more of a hopped Belgian strong ale than a weiss bier. I'm tasting a bit of oxidation too at the end. This is not working well for my taste.
Mouthefeel is medium and the carbonation is pretty high.
A disappointment...not even finishing this one.

9/14 Update:
Second bottle much better. Also had it on tap at Eli Cannon's with the American version. Garrett Oliver was there as a guest talking about the two beers. Definetly prefer the American one. Will review at a later date.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2007 00:31:24 | More by Hautacam
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saintwarrick

South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As a lover of hefes, I was ecstatic to get a bottle of this fine brew from a reliable source.

This brew pours a cloudy gold with at least three fingers of head in my tall weizen glass, which filled up quickly. When I poured the rest in several minutes later, the brew changes, thanks to the sediment at the bottom, into an even murkier dark tan with yellow highlights on the edge. A very nice head stays around for the duration of the glass. Aroma is pure hefe, big-time banana smell, with some phenol that adds a spicy character to the nose. Taste is more of the same, banana bread, but with cantaloupe, other melon and a nice spicy hoppy presence to balance the taste. The hops are much more pronounced here than in most hefes. Finish is smooth, but a tad dry because of the hops. Alcohol is noticeable, but not overwhelming -- though it does catch up to you eventually.

Definitely a unique brew from two of my favorite breweries. Not an everyday brew, but a must try for any beer lover.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2007 00:56:44 | More by saintwarrick
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FenwaySquid

Virginia

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

Presentation: 16.9 oz (or 500 ml) brown bottle, no dating that I could find, poured into my Erdinger hefeweisen glass. The label was bright yellow, with the familiar Brooklyn Brewery "B" prominently displayed on the front, and a smaller Schneider Weisse logo on both the neck and back labels. The back label tells how this beer is "a collaboration" between the brewmasters at both breweries.

Appearance: Pours, at first, a rather clear deep golden yellow color. As the pour gets deeper into the bottle, however, the setiment gets stirred up and quickly clouds the beer, turning it a completely opaque dirty light brown. The head formed about 2-3 fingers thick and faded quicky into some lacing. I wish it had stayed around longer.

Aroma: Wheat malt, yeast, hops, and some alcohol.

Taste: Very complex. Wheat flavors are the first thing I noticed, followed by some bitter hops I couldn't quite identify. The hops take over in the middle and fade nicely in the finish. Some spices and a faint alcohol warming linger as the finish fades.

Moutfeel: Medium body, very crisp and refreshing. The cabonation is very lively, and balances out well. The alcohol is hidden quite well for 8.2%.

Overall: Very enjoyable. Not something I want to drink a lot of, but I am very glad I tried this one. Highly recommended for wheat beer fans and hopheads alike.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2007 00:08:40 | More by FenwaySquid
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.23/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a five+ finger white head that vanishes slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Cloudy murky amber color, yeast in bottom of bottle. Medium-strong carbonation and medium bodied. Yeasty nose. Flavor is yeasty, medicinal and herbal. Lingering hoppy/tart aftertaste. Different kind of wheat beer. Higher ABV is hidden. $4.30 for a 500ml bottle from Tully's Beer and Wine Wells, ME.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2007 22:37:38 | More by jdhilt
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neonbrown82

Nebraska

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

I was kind of excited when I first heard about this beer. For one, they kind of stole the name of my homebrew "Hopfen-Weizen," in which I started off with a Gumballhead clone but with a German yeast strain. For two, Schneider is my preferred producer of weissbier, so I flipped out when I heard they were going to brew a German IPA Weissbier.

The beer is an extremely hazy brownish gold color. Looks like a glass of water from the the Mississippi. Huge head with a great retention. Lacing could be better. Too much cloudiness to see much carbonation, but it's there.

The smell is good. Emphasis on the hops. I'm not sure how well the Saphir variety works for a single hop IPA, however. Has a very fruity hops aroma, like apricots with some grassiness. Not very well rounded. A little bit of a spicy phenol profile, but none of the banana esters. A little bit of alcohol burns the nostrils as well.

The taste is good, but like it was in the aroma, the hops don't seem well rounded at all. Sweet cloying bubblegummy flavor up front accompanied by a huge apricot, grassy, herbal hops flavor. Quite bitter in the finish, along with plenty of spice and alcohol. Just a hint of banana. Kind of rough.

The body is fairly full. Plenty of alcohol presence and very little balance. Not nearly as drinkable as I'd hoped. Guess I'll have to stick to my own Hopfen-Weizen, or even the Doppel Hopfen Weizenbock.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2007 05:08:55 | More by neonbrown82
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rajendra82

Georgia

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

This 500 ml brown bottle was labeled with an artwork that was a hybrid of the style of the two collaborating breweries. I chose a ½ liter Wezen glass to sample this beer, and the magnificent head on the pour that was contained in the glass made me glad that I did. The body was standard pale, hazy, and bubbly Weiss beer affair, on second looks, may be a little thicker than normal. The aroma was so much more than the typical wheat beer smells of lemon, banana, bubblegum, and clove, due to the generous addition of noble hops. The phenolic spiciness typically present in wheat beer taste was similarly enhanced here with the herbal hop addition. In addition to the spices, I got a mouthful of tropical fruits like melon, pineapple, and banana, The aftertaste was tart like lemon peel and granny smith apples. Quite an authentic summer quencher, but watch out for that 8.2% ABV. A bit fuller in the mouth than the norm, making it feel slightly green. Otherwise just great the way it is.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2007 03:23:47 | More by rajendra82
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maddogruss

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I heard about this beer in the recent ASN issue, so I was very excited to try this brew as I am a big fan of both Brooklyn and Schneider.

A: Pours a dark golden body with a thick white that with pretty good retention. Nice and foamy like a good hefeweizen.

S: A very sweet, citrus fruity smell that was kind of tropical. Reminded me of a kiwi or sweet pineapple smell...I could not put my finger exactly on it.

T: A nice, crisp and refreshing taste. Very sweet with hints of banana esters in the aftertaste, but that was more overwhelmed by the higher than usual alcohol content.

M: A very solid and smooth full-bodied brew. Nice and silky.

D: A pretty drinkable beer. The higher alcohol content takes away from it a little bit, but it was definitely a good, solid brew. The alcohol may get you later on as you drink, but otherwise no big problems.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2007 20:41:25 | More by maddogruss
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Damian

Massachusetts

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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objectivemonkey

Minnesota

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

Into a weizen glass, pours a deep murky gunk gold, a whopping foamy head of off-white color that has amazing lasting power, pretty good lacing down the glass. The aroma is very obviously hoppy, can almost feel the dry hopping, noble hops all over the place, almost too much. Some clove is evident, citrus all over the place, herbal hops, its a lot to take in, and in a world of its own, pretty crazy.

The taste is also very unique, the hop parade rolling along. Not to say there isn't some wheat malt in there, some clove, pepper, banana, but its a load of citrus. (is that grapefruit I'm tasting in my hefe?) Its kind of weird in a hefeweizen, but its pretty neat, too. When Joe my beer guy told me about this one, I had two simultaneous reactions. 1) No friggin way, never going to work; 2) I have to try it! And what do ya know, it worked out pretty damn well! The mouth is halfway between medium and full, the carbonation pretty solid, and all in all, it is in fact refreshing, inventive, traditional in a way, and quite good.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2007 03:15:36 | More by objectivemonkey
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy bright orange with 3 fingers of fluffy white head that leave patches of lace.

S - Clove, banana, hay, citrus, grapefruit & bubblegum.

T - Slightly sweet with citrus and grapefruit followed by a big juicy piece of bubblegum. A nice spice kick, fresh bread, apple, hay and another touch of hops round it out.

M - Medium body with good carbonation making it creamy. Heavier than other Hefe's but at 8.2% what do you expect. Dry finish.

D - Alcohol is extremely well hidden. A very nice joint effort.

Serving type: bottle

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