Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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4.13/5 rDev +1.2%
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.
09-03-2007 15:28:50 | More by goindownsouth
3.5/5 rDev -14.2%
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.
08-30-2007 20:32:25 | More by BattleRoadBrewer
3.5/5 rDev -14.2%
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.
08-27-2007 23:19:14 | More by jmz62565
3.88/5 rDev -4.9%
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.
08-25-2007 20:30:24 | More by akorsak
3.48/5 rDev -14.7%
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.
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.
08-25-2007 00:31:24 | More by Hautacam
4.08/5 rDev 0%
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.
08-24-2007 00:56:44 | More by saintwarrick
4.28/5 rDev +4.9%
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.
08-22-2007 00:08:40 | More by FenwaySquid
3.23/5 rDev -20.8%
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.
08-21-2007 22:37:38 | More by jdhilt
3.75/5 rDev -8.1%
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.
08-20-2007 05:08:55 | More by neonbrown82
4.43/5 rDev +8.6%
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.
08-20-2007 03:23:47 | More by rajendra82
3.88/5 rDev -4.9%
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.
08-19-2007 20:41:25 | More by maddogruss
3.85/5 rDev -5.6%
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.
08-19-2007 06:39:03 | More by Damian
4.25/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
08-17-2007 03:15:36 | More by objectivemonkey
4.08/5 rDev 0%
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.
08-17-2007 00:12:55 | More by brewcrew76
4.13/5 rDev +1.2%
Appears a densely cloudy dark golden bronze with a 3 finger head of off-white fluff that slowly fades away. Streams of CO2 quickly rise to the top upon first pouring this nectar before being phased out by the heavy amount of yeast that soon follows. Rich, spotty lacing is left all around the weizen glass. A real beauty to look at IMO if you can appreciate Bavarian wheats.
Smell is truly original in this one. Bananas, vanilla wafers, and clove greet you as always but wait its followed up with BIG, bold, ballsy amounts of citrus(lemon, grapefruit, orange), pineapple, and herbs. If anyone has wondered what a tour-de-force of estery yeast and juicy hops would turn out like look no further. Its here.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with an ultra high amount of zesty, herbal hops unlocking the door to the palates sensory threshold.
Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety up front with a touch of sugary grapefruit easing down the back of the tongue for a nice, enjoyable, relaxing finish.
Ask yourself three vital questions before indulging in this beer. Are you a fan of Schneider Weisse beers? Are you a fan of hops being profiled in any beer style? Have you enjoyed any of the other Garrett Oliver projects, such as Blast? If so, this will be a pleasant surprise on all levels. If not, it will be an adventure for your taste buds that they most likely havent been through before. Personally, pour me another!
08-16-2007 19:32:28 | More by weeare138
3.68/5 rDev -9.8%
500 ml, 8.2% ABV. Very cloudy, dark orange and brown color. Looks pretty murky. Thick, creamy white head. Excellent head retention and lace. Lots of active carbonation.
Banana aroma, citrus and spice. Big notes of floral hops. Perfumey.
Starts tart like a typical weiss. Some banana flavor follows, then it moves on to a blast of floral, earthy hops. Good amount of bitterness. Some caramel notes as it warms.
Good body, with a nice amount of carbonation. Great idea, but not clean enough for me. Alcohol is well hidden.
08-16-2007 17:27:52 | More by Bierguy5
3.5/5 rDev -14.2%
Got a bottle of this at City Wide downtown in South Bend. Wheaty in color: orange and very cloudy. served it "mit hefe". puffy yellowish-white head. Yeast creates sworls in the glass. looks pretty crazy actually. Smells like lemony hops, sweet and fragrant. Reminds me of gumballhead b/c of the hint of wheat mixed with hops. Very interesting flavor. Bananas, citrus (lemons). Flavors are slightly unbalanced, with the hops and malt and wheat flavors all sort of fighting each other off. Still, its an interesting taste. Medium bodied, i think i'd like it lighter. Lemon flavor gets stronger as you drink and it becomes slightly distracting. Overall, its an interesting beer but i dont know if its one of my favorites. Still, thanks to Dan at City WIde for pointing it out to me. A very special beer to have had the opportunity to try.
08-16-2007 15:47:08 | More by aforbes10
4.03/5 rDev -1.2%
I was surprised to hear that Brooklyn was working with Schneider Weiss to brew something. This beer (poured into a Erdinger glass) was an opaque light brown, certainly darker than most hefeweizens I have encountered. Two fingers worth of white heading also show great retention. Aroma was a bit dry, with hops, and a very powerful lemon/orange presence. Taste has plenty of wheat and tiny citrus flavors going on at the same time. The big surprise is at the end when the hops make themselves known. It ends with a hop bight that numbs the palate slightly.This was an especially interesting wheat beer for me by the sheer fact that the hops had been used in excess compared to others I have tried. This beer is pretty medium in body. I have to say that this is one of the most interesting beers I have tasted in a while. 99% of the time I think the German examples of this style blow the American ones out of the water. With the marriage of these two breweries for this beer, I almost feel that they have given their own spin on the style. Also, if there was any brewery to work with Schneider Weiss, Brooklyn was a more than appropriate choice. Cheers
08-16-2007 00:45:30 | More by jamie2dope
4.15/5 rDev +1.7%
Schneider and Brooklyn brewers get together to produce this beer with a blurb on the back about their joint efforts. Makes me wonder how two brewers can produce one beer. It must be difficult to sort out any discrepancies. Anywho, time for the review...
This one pours a hazy yellow orange witha a huge billowing head into my Aventinus glass that fits the full bottle perfectly. Ample carbonation can be seen rising up through the glass that eventually tapers off. The glass certainly makes this one look beautiful.
Smells a bit American with piny hops that give way to banana and wheat notes. Extremely inviting. Taking a sip there's a less hop flavor and more spiciness. The wheat helps to smooth out the mouthfeel to a slightly creamy consistency. Further tasting reveals some spiciness, perhaps clove. The alcohol is nowhere to be seen making this a filling yet drinkable brew.
Great job blending German and American characteristics.
08-15-2007 18:18:04 | More by Jmamay22
4.2/5 rDev +2.9%
Pours a gorgeous cloudy golden yellow. Lots of beautiful foamy head. Really radiant, and yet so cloudy. Nearly flawless.
Heavy scents of wheat and strong orange peel. Only a hint of banana. Sweet, but grounded by the thick yeast aroma. Very nice, esp for a hef. Not saccharine; balanced.
A hoppy hef? This has the sweetness of the orange/banana on the hef part, but a final swallow of bitter grapefruit hops. The balance is an unusual welcome. Gorgeous hoppy aftertaste. Great for style.
Thick and smooth, but a tad fizzy. Nice, bitter hop film. It's smooth, but has a lot more than the average hef. Really nice hops. Smooth but substantial. A uniquely excellent brew.
08-14-2007 02:31:26 | More by williamherbert
4/5 rDev -2%
Brooklyner & Schneider Hopfen-Weisse pours a ruddy orange with a thick white head from a brown, sleek, European style 500 ml bottle. There is a little bit of citrus, a little bit of wheat and some hops in the aroma. This beer seems like a bit of a style bender, there are relatively aggressive hop flavors that I wouldn't expect in a typical hefe and citrus flavors which I would expect. There is a little taste of wheat toward the end. This beer pushes the boundaries, and I think it's a pretty good beer.
08-14-2007 00:12:59 | More by Drew966
4.05/5 rDev -0.7%
Pours out a murky and opaque amber-brown color. Porduces a thick, tight and enduring white head. Thick sheets of foam adhere to glass as it empties.
Tremendously complex aroma profile here; extremely unique. Assertive floral, perfume, banana, clove, orange, pineapple and Hallertauer hops spice notes fill the nose.
Mouthfeel is full-bodied and fluffy; however the carbonation level is a bit flat for a Weisse beer style. Could use a tad more spritz.
Luscious flavors of ripe banana, peach, bubblegum, mango, spices, fresh cut grass and vanilla greet the tongue. Taste seems a bit tamer than the aromas, but still a delicious treat. Finish reveals just a hint of hop bitterness and alcohol to add to this brews uniqueness.
Although Im not a huge hefeweisse fan this beer was well worth seeking out.
08-13-2007 03:20:05 | More by macster
3.55/5 rDev -13%
.5l brown bottle. Poured a hazy gold. Huge head, lots of carbonation.
Fresh, citrusy American hop aroma. I didn't get any banana or clove like a typical hefe. There is some alcohol in the aroma. It has a very unique aroma. I think it was bottle conditioned.
There is a lot of malt here. Nice mouthfeel with some bready flavors. A good amount of hop bitterness with a very dry finish. The alcohol is very evident.
I wonder if they used the typical Schneider hefe yeast in this one. An interesting melding of two brewing traditions. I'm not sure if I would want to make a night of it.
08-12-2007 02:05:37 | More by homebrewhawk
4.1/5 rDev +0.5%
Heard good things about this one, figured I'd give it a shot. I like the style, but not something I pick up often.
Poured into a tall hefe-glass. Murky, yellowish-brown body. Large white head on the top that held on well. Sporadic lacing sticks to the glass.
Smells really good. Lots of banana and clove. Loaded with spicy, floral hops. Has a pineapple, wedding punch aroma as well. Smells exactly like wedding punch to me actually. I like wedding punch, haha.
Spicy yeast, wheat body. More spices in this than the typical banana profiles. A bit more subdued than the aroma indicated. Don't know what else to say about it. Tasty, typical hefe taste for me. As it warms some alcohol become noticable.
Nice full body. Crispness introduced by the carbonation, a bit prickly actually.
Overall a tasty beer and a bit unique with its level of hoppiness, especially in the aroma. Good stuff and worth a try.
08-11-2007 03:15:37 | More by blitz134
3.7/5 rDev -9.3%
This is an interesting concept. A dry hopped weisse and it's a Brooklyn collaboration I had to give this a try when I noticed it. Pours a beautiful glowing yeast induced hazy orange. Unfortuanately not much of a head formed which surprises me. Half finger at it's largest and quickly fading to a thin skim. The body does look damn good though.
Strong orange aromas rise from the glass with a very noticeable wheat twang. A squeeze or two of grapefruit pulp, which I'm guessing comes from the "robust" dry-hopping. Mild clove in the background and a slight medicinal sweetness. The aroma is very unique and very mouthwatering.
Wow. The flavor just doesn't stand up to the wonderful aroma. Very subdued flavors that mesh well together but just don't really stand out like I hoped. Grapefruit and orange are the dominant flavors but it's hard to tell where one begins and the other ends. Does have a nice fresh floral/grassy hoppiness to it. Again, hard to pick the difference. Flavor is good but a little too muddled and hard to define.
Thin mouthfeel with sluggish carbonation. It's odd but with the thin mouthfeel it still leaves some residue after the swallow. In my opinion this beer needs a little more creaminess. It seems a little too watery. Higher carbonation wouldn't hurt either.
Easy drinker for the high abv but with the muddled flavors and thin mouthfeel one pint is enough.
This is no doubt a good beer with an excellent aroma but (and I'm not a brewmaster such as the two who got together to brew this so take this with a grain of salt) to me this beer could use a little tweaking and it could be a great treat. I probably would buy again cause it is enjoyable and unique but like I said, one at a time is enough for me.
08-11-2007 00:32:55 | More by joe1510
Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
91 out of 100 based on 1,108 ratings.