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

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Ratings: 1,242
Reviews: 726
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 39
Gots: 91 | FT: 0
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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
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Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John_M on 07-16-2007

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.
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Ratings: 1,242 | Reviews: 726
Photo of corey0212
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy and cloudy yellowy/orange with a fantastic meringue-like head, massive and pillowy. Clingy lacing left behind, floaties suspended in the beer, and a dusting of brownish sediment on the head. Banana bread smell, herbal hop aroma. Clove and banana taste, some lemon zest, mildly bitter. Medium-bodied, slight stickiness. Really refreshing and super-tasty. I'd give the advantage to the Brooklyn version, but they're both excellent beers.

Photo of gabeerfanswife
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tried this along with its sister beer from Brooklyn Brewery. The sisters are very similar but not quite twins.

A: Golden and cloudy.

S: Wheaty; well balanced.

T: kind of hoppy for a german wheat but not too bad. Lots of banana. Yummy!

M: Thick but crisp.

D: not a session beer as the ABV is too high. It sure is tasty though.

Photo of Nowhereman529
4.57/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one poured a really beautiful slightly cloudy amber with a fluffy white head.

Smell is really nice, consisting mainly of hops, lemon, honey, some phenolic fruit in the background.

This is perhaps one of the best beers I have ever tasted. It starts out sweet with a hoppy bitterness that comes on fast and hard. Background flavor is a little pine and a little pineapple.

Mouthfeel is pretty decent, about what I would expect from an IPA really. Nice amount of carbonation to round out this beer.

This one is exceptionally drinkable. This is what would happen if a witbeer and an IPA got it on and had sweet sexy beer babies. I really can't recommend this one highly enough.

Photo of daythree16
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy gold with lots of head that sticks around for a while.

Aroma is mainly citrus, but there are notes of dessert breads soaked with alcohol. The taste is sweet, but not cloying, and it has hints of bread with just a touch of butterscotch and a warm alcohol burn. The bitterness is present in the drying finish.

Very champagne-like mouthfeel. Highly carbonated. Not my favorite, but I'm glad I got to try this one.

Photo of hckyfn9999
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden yellow color with a fizzy white head that has decent retention and leaves a bit of lace on the glass. Aroma is of pine, lemon zest, wheat, clove, and banana.

Starts somewhat sweet with yeast and spicy clove noticeable up front. Hops definitely push through after that. Nice bitterness with some pine and lemon zest. Only problem is that the transition to the hops creates a bit of a soapy flavor. Drinkability is decent and the 8.2% is unnoticeable. Interesting beer. Glad I gave it a try.

Photo of BWH3
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the type of hybrid I enjoy. Many Belgian and American brewers are starting to take the Belgian Golden Ale and infuse it with more American hops to create interesting hybrids. This is a similar such theory using the backbone of German Hefeweisse.

A: Unfiltered light gold. Pours large perfectly white head white lays down a dense layer of foam by the time it dissipates. The retention is great.

S: Lightly citrus orange and floral nose from hops that is enhanced by the sour note of the Hefeweisse. This is where the hybridization of American hops and German Wheat beer makes magic. The scent is not bizarre or other worldly but it just makes you yearn to indulge yourself.

T: Well this may be a bit of a let down. The amazing scent is not backed up by an equally amazing palate. The bitterness does have a soapy quality. As this beer warms the alcohol content becomes a bit too apparent for style. Sweetness is noticeably absent.

M: Thought it would be larger given how cloudy it pours.

D: My buds and I used to tip back quite a few liters of Hefeweisse from Glass Boots in Wisconsin during college. This would be a welcome change up from the traditional Wheat beers.

Photo of midaszero
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had in side by side tasting with the Brooklyn version http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/45/38700

A - Cloudy dark yellow pour with a little bit of white head

S - The smell reminds of a hefeweizen with good fruit notes

T - Lots of fruit notes with a little bit of hops coming through

M - Medium body with light carbonation

D - Very enjoyable I wish I could get more of it

This is my personal favorite over the Brooklyn version

Photo of Cresant
3.47/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this 500 mL brown bottle into a Weeping Radish .5 L Weizen glass. The body was hazy yellow gold. A dense creamy head reached over 4 inches. Sheets of lacing remained. The second pour was not as pretty, it was greenish gray and was as murky as natural apple cider.

Smell was like bananas and sunshine. Powdery yeast. Fruity and clean.

Taste was Sweet pineapple then drying bitterness. This one was dry hopped with Hallertauer Saphir hops. Juicy nectarines. Well hidden alcohol.

Mouthfeel was very smooth and medium/full bodied. I'm not a big fan of this style but I liked the ramped up bitterness.

Photo of nickfl
4.51/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Very cloudy, brownish yellow body, topped by a medium sized, white head. Good retention and lace.

S - Strong, crisp and clear clove aroma. Subtle fruity pepper and a hint of mint.

T - Phenolic clove, with more banana than the nose suggests. Quite a bit of hop character; both earthy flavor and significant bitterness.

M - High carbonation, thick, chewy body, and a fairly dry finish.

D - The most outstanding element of this beer is the spectacular aroma. The clove notes are more distinct and clear than those of any beer I have ever had; like a handful of fresh cloves. The strong hop bitterness helps to make this a very drinkable beer.

Photo of BMoney575
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled on 7-20-08

Pours a cool orange-yellow color, very cloudy, with a huge, white, bubbly head that last a surprisingly long time.

Smell is very light and fruity, almost witbier. Actually quite complex, with with just a bit of hops and spicy alcohol.

Taste is spicy at first, with lots of light fruit flavors. The middle is a little bland, with a nicely bitter and boozy finish. Becomes quite acidic after awhile.

Mouthfeel is good, but the carbonation adds to the acidity.

Drinkability is decent, but again, a bit harsh the farther you go.

Overall, an interesting beer. Reminds me of a heavy-duty wit.

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

16.9oz bottle into my hefeweizen glass. The bottle says it's a hefe-weizen and that's what I'm reviewing it as

A: Straw yellow with the biggest head i've seen on a beer - ever - 7 fingers! Plenty of carbonation and this looks pretty.

S: Surprisingly hoppy - the Hallertauer aroma is pretty prominent and I swear i smell some Amarillo too. Grassy, mildly resiny and fruity with bananas. There's also some jasmine and some other spice - poppy seeds and fenugreek? Intriguing

T: Wonderful stuff. Very unconventional for a hefeweizen but the results are delicious. Starts off sweet with toffee flavors but there's a complex spiciness from the yeast flavors mixed with the hops added to this. I'm getting notes of clove, mace (albeit subdued), jasmine and rose, grassy hop flavors.

M: Wonderful carbonation and while the finish is not as dry as other beers of this style, it works well with the complexity of the flavors

D: Quaffable and for that reason, I'm one and done.

Notes: Three Floyds should take notes from this beer to see how to mix hops and weizens/

Photo of charlzm
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed at LAX Radisson beer dinner, 07/16/08.

Cloudy golden pour with a two finger white head. Had an interesting aroma - hops, an appetizingly yeasty, grassy wheat and bananas.

Lightly flavored, this sucker fools you into thinking that the 8.2% ABV on the bottle is wrong, but I can assure it's not. Sweet with a zesty wheat tang and some fruity yeast notes I can't quite place. Slight spice as hops play a part in the finish, bittering and providing some citrus notes on exit. Very slightly dry.

Refreshing and delicious, I could drink a bottle of this one without even thinking about it.

A really excellent beer and one I must now find and hoard!

Photo of mynie
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle on sale at the Lava Lounge in Waterloo, Iowa.

Solid weizen pour into a goblet (I didn't pick the glassware). Hazy sunshiney gold with a big white head.

Smells really nice. More hops than weizenyness. The hops smell more American that European, too. Very bitter and citrusy. This slides wonderfully into a more traditional weizen pallet with big nodes of pepper and clove and a little bit of lemongrass.

Hops dominate the taste, and they're much more spicy and european-tasting than the nose had led me to anticipate. Big, giant dry hopped hellertau permeate every last sip. The weizeny portion of the flavor is relegated to the background, and while it's still very good the strange, wonderful balance of the aroma isn't quite there.

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.

Photo of UA8
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a super cloudy and nearly opaque orangeish straw color with a nice dense head that fades in thick puddles of foam on the surface

S- Scents of bananas, raisins, spices, and doughy yeast

T- Starts in with a slight citrus and hops character which moves onto a slight spice character. It finishes with candied banana a a bit of floral hop. So much going on here love the complexity

M- Silky carbonation and moderately density

D- Very impressed by this beer since I'm not the largest far of the style. The beer is big in great way. Its great on a summer day and save the ABV I would drink this all day.

Photo of indiapaleale
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a glowing orange color that is cloudy with yeast and a big, fluffy head. The bubbles show a nice steady stream of carbonation. This beer looks amazing in a tall glass. I can't wait.

At first the smell is spicy, clovey with some of that familiar banana smell that can be attributed to the yeast. The bitter and slightly citrusy hop aromas follow the strong spicy smells. This is quite a unique smelling brew.

That uniqueness continues with the first sip. That spicy, clovey taste is present but the nice floral and citrusy hoppiness quickly joins in. What a great blend of wheat, yeast and hops. I'm so used to hoppy beers like pale ales, IPAs and porters that this is a pleasant surprise. Its not super hoppy but much more so in this beer than in any other wheat beer I've had.

One thing I noticed and it seems some others have as well is its heavy carbonation in the mouth feel. Lots of fizziness on the tongue is definitely noticeable.

I look forward to trying the Brooklyner version of this one brewed with American hops.

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

500 ml bottle from La Bodega in Riverside, CA. $4.99 in June 2008.

Pours a slightly muddy golden yellow with a huge pillowy head in my Schneider Weisse glass; there is so much head and carbonation I can't being to think about getting the whole bottle into the glass. After 8 minutes of waiting for the head to die down, I realize it won't- too much carbonation. I finally sip some of the head off. Nice!

Aroma of hops is impossible to miss. Flavor of wheat bread, lemon zest, yeasty earthiness, and of course, piney hops. Hops not overpowering as I thought they might be, solidly there but still restrained. I like that. A bit of fusel/alcohol burn is stronger than I like. But overall, very good stuff.

I am liking this beer; not going to say I love it, but I do like it! But please, can we dial the carbonation down to 11, please!

Note: after the head dies down, and a little of the beer evaporates out of the glass (!), then I added the yeast laden remainder in the "proper" Schneider way; this significantly clouded/muddied the beer and stopped all the carbonation foolishness I was describing at first. See, there's lots of ways of dealing with it!

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a .5L bottle:

A: Poured a hazy orange with a slight brown tint to it. Poured a white head the beer retained for a good length of time. The beer has some very apperant sediment in it and it just seems to be floating the beer as apposed to falling to the bottom of the glass. The appearence is very appealing.

S: Good aroma, but mainly wheat with some hops and a slight hint of banana.

T: The taste was a rich wheat with a little hop and maybe a hint of sweetness.

M/D: Maybe slightly overcarbonated, but overall a really good beer, but I think that I like the Brooklyner-Schneider version better. The beer was fairly rich and I am not sure that I could drink too much at a given sitting.

Photo of tai4ji2x
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into weizen glass

golden straw, honey color with brown tint. almost milky with yeast. nice head, but disappointing lacing.

very herbal and spicy (clove?), fruity and estery, but almost to the point of being phenolic and medicinal. almost smells like plastic from a toy factory... hops are grassy and herbal, almost piney like some american strains. some bread and yeast notes.

palate whacks you with more hops than you would normally expect from a weissbier. fruity/estery and phenolic with bubblegum quality that unfortunately also seems solvent/plastic-like. along with the medicinal and alcoholic whiffs, it does distract slightly, but because this is a weizenbock and not a regular weiss, i try not to count this necessarily as a negative. there is some trace of malt, and the bitterness on its own is very bold for a weiss, but not overpowering. the finish also manages to hang onto some fruitiness.

feel is very smooth, almost silky and even syrupy at first. gets a bit more textured as some astringency comes in. prickly carbonation.

very interesting beer, but not something i'd drink regularly by any means. perhaps dry-hopping with the hallertaur isn't all what it's cracked up to be?

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

Pours a hazy golden color with about 5 inches of foam in the hefe glass, even with a gentle pour. The foam finally starts to settle several minutes later, leaving big rocky mounds and lots of chunky lacing. A lot of hop aroma in the nose followed by some dry yeast notes and lots of sweet malt. Hops are not as prevalent in the flavor as they are in the nose. Very sweet, notes of banana and clove stick out the most, followed up by sweet wheat malt and dry yeast finish. Tons of carbonation, good mouthfeel. A delicious treat. High ABV makes this one a sipper to be savored.

I enjoyed this brew very much and thank BA Greggy for letting me know it was available at his establishment!

Photo of Proteus93
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A bit of a hazy golden-blonde. A nice, big soapwater looking head with nice retention. Nice bursts of bubbles, and some notable sticky lacing.

S: Nice yeast aromas, clove and a spiciness. A little more citrus aroma than I would usually expect, but some of the banana scent is in there as well.

T: Spices, citrus fruits (primarly lemon peel), with clove and a little bit of a grassiness (very mild there). Perhaps a little bit of a banana flavour, but what's there is not all too noticable.

M & D: A well rounded, medium body. A bit warming on the way down with the alcohol content... Quite nice. A little more in the vein of Aventinus, but not really a comparison to make, I suppose. Another nice collaboration between these two. I think when all is said and done, I may prefer the other, but both are certainly worthy of trying and quite enjoyable beers. Prost!

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

A: aventinus glass. pours a nice hazy yellow color with a big orange hint. solid two finger white head. outstanding retention level. wonderful lacing. great amount of sediment.

S: such an amazing aroma. citrus from the wheat, citrus from the hops. nice mellow spices. wonderful lavender aroma.

T: that lavender really shines through with a soppy flavor, but in a good way. slight citrus hop tones. solid wheat presence. so unique.

M: medium body. high carbonation but nice. very crisp and smooth.

D: get this beer! it is phenomenal! so interesting, especially if you do both side by side.

Photo of Mdog
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy yellow with awesome carbonation until I got too much yeast in it, huge head.

Smell: Cloves, spices, citrus rind.

Taste: Smacks around the taste buds with lots of clove and a sharp almost cinnamon-like bite. Some citrus makes an appearance.

Drinkability: A little sharp for my tastes, decent for a try.

I like weizenbocks but this one just didn't suit me. I prefer them more to the banana bread/sweet side than the clove powered kick of this beer. Maybe the hops (amount or type?) also were a little different than I'm used to. Interesting to try though.

Photo of Greggy
4.82/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a huge 3 finger head that is slow to recede and leaves some sparce lacing. The body is a cloudy yellow, much lighter than I expected, with a large effervescence of carbonation bubbles.

S- Wow... This has your outstanding wheat smell with a huge dose of hoppage. Along with a great yeasty, clove, banana, wheat nose, there is a nice, dose of hops, but although they are huge, there still remains a great balance.

T- Nice thickness on this one as soon as it hits the palate, you know it means business. Initially, a nice warming alcohol, with a thick banana clove, bubble gum, that gives way to a nice citrus hopiness and eventually a nice balanced dry hops. This is outstanding...

M- Nice solid medium carbonation and a great dance of flavors around the palete.

D- This is one outstanding beer. The only thing not to love is the 8.2% which can kind of sneak up on you. I am thrilled to death to have this locally available.

Photo of aerozeppl
4.62/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had all versions of this and they are all great.

A: Massive 2 finger head. Some lacing. Cloudy straw color. Just about perfect.

S: Dry hopping really shines through. Whole hop leaves with the citrus and yeast in the back. Simply wonderful.

T: Hops up front then into that nice wheat flavor. Hints of the yeast throughout. Not incredibly complex but so well done. The balance of the beer is incredible.

M: Medium body. Well carbonated in a good way.

D: Please keep making this. The Brooklyn version in the bottle has a slight edge but that is refermented. This was a fresh bottle so it has all of that wonderful hop taste. Never stop making this. A total winner.

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