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

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Ratings: 1,185
Reviews: 717
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 34
Gots: 59 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Schneider version. This brew is the result of the long friendship of Brooklyn brewmaster Garrett Oliver and Schneider brewmaster Hans-Peter Drexler. Garrett had always admired the delicate balance of flavors in Schneider Weisse, while Hans-Peter had long enjoyed the effusive hop character of Brooklyn East India Pale Ale and BLAST! Garrett's concept for the collaboration was that each brewmaster would brew essentially the same pale, hoppy weissbock in the other's brewery, but with different hopping to reflect the local hop flavor.

Dry-hopped w/ Hallertauer Saphir.

(Beer added by: John_M on 07-16-2007)
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Photo of mdm46410
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle and served in a weizen glass. This beer poured a bright, hazy orange with a substantial head of white foam that showed off some excellent retention. Lots of uneven, bubbly lacing was left around the glass. The aroma of the beer was made up of fresh wheat, orange and lemon zest, ripened bananas, and a hefty dose of spicy hops. Very nice! The flavor included bananas, oranges, wheat, and also some spicy, herbal hop notes. The 8.2% ABV was very well hidden. The mouthfeel was medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth, hoppy, and very refreshing. A great beer!

mdm46410, May 18, 2008
Photo of Gmann
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The German born bastard child of Schneider and Brooklyn Breweries. Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a huge soapy pure white head, that left some chunk lacing. The smell is outragously unique. A very fresh and grassy hop aroma hits right away then is followed by some funk phenols; pepper and clove. The taste is quite unique as was its American counterpart. A nice floral and grass hop, honeysuckle, spicy phenols. Again, pepper, clove and a hint of banana and green apple. The feel is moderate with fizzy carbonation, more than I expected. Finishes with a nice funky bitterness. This collaboration was a fantastic idea that produced two fantastic beers. I have a bottle of each in the beer fridge just asking for a side by side comparison, which I will glady partake. I may have to adjust my scores after that throwdown.

Gmann, May 18, 2008
Photo of swizzlenuts
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is slight orange with the cloudiness from being not filtered. The head was a decent size and had good retention.

The beer smells of hops, banana, and the citrusy fruits. Very nice to the nose. The taste of the beer has a nice bitterness from the hops and the citrus follows quite quickly. The citrus in the beer comes out before the dry hoppiness. This is actually really good taste. The bitterness is perfect for me. It's like a blend of a wheat beer and a Belgian IPA. I'm diggin' this. The beer feels like a Belgian IPA and is a bit thin; however, this doesn't harm the beer at all. I could drink a few of these. Ace beer all around.

swizzlenuts, May 18, 2008
Photo of Lexluthor33
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It pours a cloudy haze with an orange tint. The head is fluffy and the lace remains for the duration. The aroma is hops,wheat,banana,citrus & clove notes.
The taste is different. Hops,light cloves,yeast and peppery alcohol. It has sweet notes to balance with the spices,yet the balance is wild. The brew is wild!
The overall feel is a stinging yeasty spice kick with mild carbonation and mild bitterness left on the tongue. It tastes very well as it warms up and the mix is interesting to the palate. This was easy to drink for me but I could see it being difficult for others. My beer stated 8.2 ABV and I could feel it,but it was subtle.

Lexluthor33, May 15, 2008
Photo of Jwale73
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in my Oberon weizen glass. Poured a hazy orange-gold; some clarity and lots of effervescence in the solution. Rocky white-colored head took up half the glass in the pour; however, minimal lacing adhered during the tasting. Scents of banana and clove dominate with a touch of bubblegum. More clove in the mouth, as well as a medicinal quality, citrus and hops. Lively well-rounded mouthfeel with a slight burn on the palate and back of the tongue. At 8.2% abv, the alcohol was very well-hidden in my opinion this is a pretty delicious and drinkable brew. Can't wait to do a side-by-side with the Brooklyn version.

Jwale73, May 13, 2008
Photo of RomanW70
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy orange with a fluffy white head. Aroma of orange, cloves, and fresh hops. Initially tastes like a spicy wheat with some additional notes of banaba, and finishes slightly bitter. Pales a bit in comparison to its exceptional counterpart, but overall, and excellent beer, one I will definitely have again.

RomanW70, May 12, 2008
Photo of oberon
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The second in consecutive days of the great collaberation stuff from Brroklyn and Schneider and bothe are great beers in my mind.Poured into my Aventinus glass a mix of light goden and peach with a very nice fluff-sticky white head just a great pour,citrus dominates the nose with a bit of spice,wow 8.2% ABV couldnt be more well hidden its just fresh and citrusy with light spice and good leafy herbal notes.I really liked this beer maybe even a little more than the American variety its just refreshing and flavorful great for a warm day.

oberon, May 10, 2008
Photo of Neehan
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into flute. Very hazy pour with good retention. Watch out for the sediment. It smells like a great heffeweizen, but the hops do definitely start to become evident in the taste. Very drinkable and the alcohol is present but only if you attempt to find it as it is well hidden. Complex yet smooth. Quite a creation, worthy of trying at the very least once.

Neehan, May 09, 2008
Photo of yelterdow
3.2/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Served at between fridge and cellar temperature in an Aventinus weizenbock glass. After sampling Brooklyn's version three days ago, I'm looking forward to tonight's tasting to compare and contrast.

Appearance- Thick and murky butterscotch in color after the complete pour, this beer has zero light penetration once all yeast is added. The crown climbs to 4+ fingers, popping away over many minutes but never vanishing. When all is settled, the head is messy and disorganized leaving some sticky lacing behind.

Smell- Insanely spicy from the dry-hopping with Hallertauer Saphir... the only drawback is that the nose resembles the cream you'd use on your back or shoulders to soothe muscle aches. It's different, that's for sure.

Taste- A swift, brash hop fix right from the get-go! It's a unique flavor, these particular hops used here... quite spicy and less fruity/flowery/piney than the more familiar American versions used for dry-hopping IPAs and the like. In the middle the malt comes through but is overwhelmed and outmuscled by the dominating hop presence, and the swallow ushers in the most wicked bitterness I've experienced ever in a wheat beer. There's an indication of some alcohol heat as the sting subsides.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- This beer's texture in the mouth is almost exquisite perfection. Slick and ever-so-slightly prickly, it foams and then glides right down the throat... becoming even smoother towards the end of the tasting. This beer was all over the map with regard to positive/negative points, and I would *strongly* suggest going with Brooklyn's Hopfen-Weisse if pressed for one or the other. A somewhat challenging beer to get through.

yelterdow, May 06, 2008
Photo of morebeergood
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a couple last week from Bauer. Poured into two hefeweizen glasses. Huge white fluffy head that literally did not dissipate the entire time. The color was that usual hazy shade of yellow that comes with the style, with an opaque haze to the beer. Smell was great, with notes of orange and coriander present. I actually prefer the taste of this one to the Brooklyn corked bottle version. There is still some hoppiness to this one, but not as much as it's sister brew. The Schneider version has more of a sweet yeasty taste to it that makes people fall in love with German wheat beers. The only knock on this one was the alcohol content. Slightly above what I expected. But then again, both these beers surprised me in a good way, so I am happy with the end results. A great duo by two great brewers.

morebeergood, May 06, 2008
Photo of ATPete
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Capped 500ml bottle.

What a fantastic beer from Hans-Peter Drexler! I believe this is the better of the two.

A- Very hazy yellow with a strong rising white head. Tons of sediment at the bottom of these bottles.

S- Hoppy but very balanced, more wheat comes through in the nose here. Alcohol is present but not offending.

T- Balanced, very bright. The combination, when not done in excess, of the hop character and the wheat is beautiful, and this is exactly what Hans-Peter Drexler does.

M- A little lighter than the Brooklyner, still very solid, not heavy, good carbonation.

D- Excellent, at 3.99 buy as much of this as you can! I have a sneaking suspicion this one will mature with great results.

ATPete, May 05, 2008
Photo of Riverwarrior
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was from the "500 ML" bottle.

S = Citrus, spicy, zesty, with banana and cloves in the background.

T = There is an incredible malt sweetness upfront. Next, a wave of floral tartness emerges. Bitterness shows it's head near the end, but a semi-sweetness is left for a long finish.

MF = Very rich, creamy, and thick-bodied. Moderate carbonation.

Overall, this was an amazing collaboration. In addition, the head retention was phenomenal with 1/4" still being present to the last sip. This beer is certainly worthy of trying.

Riverwarrior, May 05, 2008
Photo of EPseja
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 500ml bottle in a 0.5l weissbier glass at between fridge and cellar temperature. Being that the label says "hefeweizen", I stirred in all of the bottle's sediment during the initial pour instead of doing it in two stages as I normally would.

A - Ok... ready? Camera? And... action! Pours as if a commercial were being filmed. Bright straw yellow with orange highlights and a modest amount of haze. Puffy, off-white head develops quickly in a flurry of activity, coming within only a few ticks of the rim. With just about 1/5 of the beer left in the bottle, I swirl to get the sediment off the bottom. In it goes, punching storm cloud jets of milky yeast into the golden body, swirling like a tornado, raising the head to over an inch in height, half of which protrudes statuesquely above the lip of the glass. In seconds, the beer is completely opaque with a beautiful milky absinthe louche glowing tarnished gold. Head retention is heavenly -- never exposing even a hint of the beer beneath, and the lacing sticks to the sides of the glass like airbrushed marshmallow meringue. Fantastic!

S - Bright, summery lemon zest and lively, spicy yeast. Subdued banana with hints of clove. Fresh mango. Definitely more citrus-forward than the banana and spices you'd find in a typical Weizenbock. Tantalizing.

T - Starts off with a promise of malt sweetness, only to be replaced with the sweetness of an earthy, flowery hoppiness. Yeasty tart notes take over in the middle, and the bitterness of the hops claims the back of the tongue. The swallow is semi-drying and is followed by some odd notes of a Chloraseptic throat spray like anesthetic, but without the actual numbing. This is soon followed by a semi-sweet chalky yeastiness. Thankfully, the medicinal quality disappears after a few sips. An interesting and wholly unique take on the style.

M - There is a yeasty substantiveness on the way in, puffing up like a cloud in the mouth, to the verge of being too "big". The creamy, tingly liquid soon finds its way to the back of the throat, and slips away like a phantom. Belly feel is slightly gassy. Overall, very satisfying.

D - Wow. This is a damn good beer, but it's "extremeness" is also it's shortfall. For the style, I find that the hopping that's done turns the beer from what would be a typically light, bright thirst quencher into something much larger that really demands more focused attention. Is this beer still suitable for summer? Definitely. BUT, with it's huge character and it's 8.2% ABV, it is certainly not one that you'd want to session all afternoon, unless of course you're working on making it an afternoon you won't remember.

EPseja, May 05, 2008
Photo of dsa7783
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Just recently sampled Brooklyn brewery's version of their collaboration with Schneider... That 750 ML corked and caged bottle was amazing stuff...
This was Schneider's version of the collaboration, presented in a 500 ML bottle just copped from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield for $3.99...
Amazing, murky, hazy, bright orange, golden hue with a gigantic foamy and frothy head that nearly bubbled over the glass and exhibited tremendous staying power with ample carbonation also visible...
Wheat-filled aroma with noticeable hints of fresh florals, and ripe fruits...
Taste strongly complemented the smell, with a cornucopia of pears, apples, oranges, citrus, florals, wheat, coriander, and lemons...
Thick, ultra-rich, creamy mouthfeel present with an equally good level of drinkability for a beer of this flavor and strength, although some alcohol is certainly detectable...
Great stuff...

dsa7783, May 04, 2008
Photo of mdagnew
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought takeaway from the Bull & Castle in Dublin... poured into a Schneider Weisse glass..

Poured a deep murky yellow colour - looks a bit how a banana or pineapple smoothie looks. It was impossible not to disturb the absurd amount of yeasty sediment in the bottom of the bottle - it don't think i've ever seen so much in a bottled beer... Big billowy white head pours with typical German weizen-ness and a good steady stream of carbonation maintains a decent thickish coating throughout... good amount of clingy lacing...

Aroma - Very complex and potent this one !! Jumps out of the glass into your face... very strong clove and allspice notes, loads of wheatiness, big overripe banana aromas, some pears and apples, very bready (banana bread ?), sea salt, fresh ginger, big peppery and grassy hops, floral - strong lilies, some talcum powder and chalk dust traces, vanilla, cut grass, the alcohol is just coming through...

Taste - Not quite as in your face as the aromas... big spicy clove and banana notes mixed with a good dose of peppery hop bitterness, definite allspice, quite salty, pear and light overripe apples, some lemons, piney notes, very floral (floral gums ?), cherry lip sweets, soapy traces, very bready, again the alcohol is just noticeable...

Feel - Quite sharp and dry... pretty full bodied when all the yeasty sediment is poured into the glass... pretty refreshing but at 8.2 % and with such a heavy body it's certainly not one for a session !!

Overall - A very interesting collaboration between these two breweries and one that definitely works - it's a basically a turbo charged hefeweizen. I'm not sure about this in 500ml bottles though - it was pretty hard going towards the end !! Definitely recommended though...

mdagnew, Apr 25, 2008
Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap served into a Schneider Weisse glass....

A- Massive 3 to 4 finger head atop of my glass. A beautiful hazy and cloudy dark golden liquid filled the glass. In the light, the color was glowing and looked amazing. Tons of lacing remained on the glass. This is one of the best looking beers I have ever seen. Picture perfect.

S- Smell was spicy and floral followed by a hint of banana. Some medicinal herbal smell intertwined in the nose as well.

T- For some reason, I got a serious vanilla taste here. Vanilla like cream soda vanilla. Throw in some hops, peppered spices, herbs, all in a nice well balanced manner. This is a damn tasty beer and proved to be fruity, hoppy, medicinal, and wheaty.

M- Mouthfeel was extra creamy for a weiss beer- tingly and spicey- medium bodied and refreshing.

D- This beer is so tasty that you crave more. High ABV so drinkability is not perfect, but this is a great brew.

DavidSeanNJ, Apr 03, 2008
Photo of scootny
4.83/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been drinking this for awhile. Finally getting around to reviewing it. This bottle is from the release last year. I pour it into my Sisson's Weiss glass.

The appearance is a murky brownish orange , with a huge rocky head that has meringue like peaks. Lovely. It slowly recedes leaving a thickish cap that never leaves. Lots of lacing all the way down. A fine and active bit of carbonation bubbles that revive the head after each sip are slightly hidden by the opaqueness.

My nose is immersed in pine and citrus as I bring the glass close. Light banana esters and some spiciness as well. Wheat malt and light caramel says this is a strange and different kind of brew. I am intrigued by this unusual bouquet.

Hops hit first and with authority. The wheat smoothes it out with the accompianing banana as a strong undertone. The wheat malt backbone give a good crispness and twang with a touch of sourness; Apples and light fruits, grape and pear. Spice and pepper interplay. The light caramel and banana combine in the finish before the hops kick back in to cleanse and dry the palette. A faint warming from the alcohol as it gets up to temp but no burn. A wonderfully complex taste experience.

There is a slightly oily pine resin thickness from the hops mixed into a medium mouthfeel. It is light enough for summer sessioning but enough weight to enjoy in colder weather. The carbonation is a perfect foil to the hop oil scrubbing the mouth and makes it a champ for a barbecue beverage.

The drinkability is exceptional for 8.2 ABV. The alcohol only shows up as the beer warms and even then it is subtle. I could drink a few of these if not more and at 8.2 I could be in trouble before I knew it. Not filling and delicious!!! A perfect all season weizenbock. No wonder I bought a case.

scootny, Mar 26, 2008
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Bu11zeye: Poured a murky brown color weisse with a big foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of wheat with some dry Hallertauer hops is different and very interesting. Taste is also dominated by wheat with huge floral and dry hops combining to make a really interesting beer. Body is full with limited filtration and loads of lees at the bottom with some great carbonation with no apparent alcohol. The malt somehow reminded me of a double wheat brewed by the Middle Ages brewery. Interesting but not necessarily something I would go for very often - I will stick with the regular weisse which is still a very good staple of the style.

Phyl21ca, Feb 29, 2008
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Opaque orange body with a full, frothy, white head.

Smell: Juicy fruit aroma of apricots, citrusy grapefruit, even some pineapple. Notes of clove, banana, and wheat dough all take a backseat to the hop aromas.

Taste: Jumps right in the citric, sweet fruit juices from the aroma. Big bite of orange pith. Drop of banana smoothie with some white pepper tossed in. Quick hint of vanilla in the middle. Sure, there's some tangy wheatiness, but all of the wheat characteristics are obscured by all the hops. A touch of acidity along the way. Substantial hop spices with a medium, though lasting bitterness. Juicy, bittersweet finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: The hops really boost the aroma and flavor up without adding any overbearing bitterness. It's something different, I'll give it that.

ChainGangGuy, Feb 23, 2008
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The idea behind this beer is enough to make you smile.

Three fingers of light tan head races to the rim of the glass. As the fat bubbles explode they leave scattered lace. Body is a rich murky honey lid color. Nose is very alive and pungent with fresh cut wheat, soapy minerals and phenolic hop notes. The first sip is loud but smooth with tart wheat and mellow zesty yeastieness. As your palate warms up to this one a silky tingle of spiceyness almost reminds me of a saison style. This beer is a unique combination of richness, spice, hops, freshness, zest and smoothness. Truely a adventure in a glass. Fun like this beer is very enjoyable to drink. Relatively clean mouthfeel for a beer at 8.2% alchol which is well hidden.

SPLITGRIN, Feb 21, 2008
Photo of beerthulhu
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brewed in conjunction with Brooklyn brewery.

A: Pours a dark tangerine orange color, frothy one finger white head. Murky dark orange body, lots of haze and floaties going on in there.

S: Incredible aroma, full of oranges, tangerines, and bubblegum scents along with some citurs and bananas. You can also detect the wheat and spicy hoppiness on the nose which gives it a slight peppery note.

F: For flavor its sour orange peels, citrus, wheat malt, along with a spicy hoppiness. Some bananas linger as well but not as dominate. There is some slight sour maltiness and oranges on the aftertaste. Great yeasty attributes from the schneider brewery, slight bananas, bubblegum, and fruitiness. Labeled as a pale wheat bock with lots of hops.

M: creamy mouthful, active carbonaton brings out the great yeasty character of this beer.

D: Good drinkability, smooth, and unique from your typical weizen beers. A unique experience.

beerthulhu, Feb 15, 2008
Photo of Wasatch
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to Bitterbill for this brew.

Poured into a 16oz. Squatters glass a very cloudy brownish color, nice carbonation, very nice two-finger foamy/creamy off-white head, lots of nice sticky lacing follows. The nose is malty, yeasty, wheaty, nice touch of spices, bannanas, and some caramel. The taste is very nice, malty, slightly sweet, yeasty/wheaty, corinader, with a nice touch of bananna, and slight caramel. This is a very smooth brew going down, you would never know it was 8.2% ABV. Medium body. Very drinkable, a nice twist on a Weizenbock, highly recommended. Thanks Bill.

Wasatch, Jan 26, 2008
Photo of mikesgroove
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500ml bottle served right out of the fridge and poured into a 24oz Pilsner glass

A – Poured a very nice and extremely hazy and cloudy sediment filled bright yellow amber. Loads of yeast filtering and swirling through this one at times gave it a bit of a darker appearance, but they eventually all settled down into the bottom and left the bright yellow amber glow. Very nice carbonation could be seen streaming up towards the top and this was gathered into a very large three inch high head of white foam which crowned the top of this one. Great retention as this hung around for a good few minutes, and even after setting down to just a nice one inch layer of foam, there was a very nice side glass presentation, literally just dripping with tons of lace down both sides of the glass. Really quite the big look for a Hefe and this was a very welcome sight.

S – The aroma was very bright and light with a very big floral hop bouquet right from the start. I would normally have thought this was unusual, but I remembered the Brooklyn version of this and it had that similar bright hoppy nose on it. After you got past that there were large amount of grassy earthy smells and a good amount of light fruity yeast that you could also pick up in there. Some nice hints of peach or apricot were blended in well and gave it a much fuller, richer profile.

T – The flavor was just absolutely spot on. I have really been on a roll with extremely good brews lately and this one was really no exception to that. The first flavor wave to hit me was that nice bright citrus and fresh cut grass like hoppiness that was very evident in the aroma. Very bright and a bit bitter this gradual blended its way down and mixed well with some nice light cereal flavors and a absolutely delicious fruity yeast profile that lie hidden underneath everything else. Great flavors of light pear, apricot, and orange and pineapple just permeated through the entire glass and really gave this one a whole different look and feel then almost anything else in the style. A slight hint of alcohol was also present, but was not really too distracting in any way at all. The finish was very strong, very drawn out and quite dry letting the flavors sit back and linger for quite a long time, begging to come up and get another sip of it.

M – This was simply smooth and clean with a really great finish. Obviously a nice light to medium bodied ale, it did have some fullness to it that most in the style do not, giving it a bit more heavier feel then you would normally expect. There was great carbonation evident throughout and the little bit of extra fullness really lended itself well here and gave it that little extra it needed to put it in the category of the big boys.

D – Outstanding, really outstanding. I don’t really have too many other words for this one here. It is not a small boy clocking in at over 8% ABV, but you could barely tell drinking it. The flavors were so well put together and everything just really blended so very well that I could have gone on with this one all night. It was just that good.

Overall I had waiting almost six months to crack open a bottle of this, being that I only had two I for some strange reason wanted to wait a while to start on it. I don’t think that was a mistake as this was really fantastic. Having had the tap version from Brooklyn and now the bottled version it would be hard for me to say which one I prefer, but if I had to choose, I may go with this one as it was damn near spot on and really just an absurdly good brew. I have one bottle left and you could not pry it away from me, I will save this for my Bday or something special. This was really a treat and if I ever see anymore I will scoop it up immediately.

mikesgroove, Jan 06, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - A cloudy amber gold brew with an initially enormous head. The brew has high visible carbonation. Lacing is patchy with large bubbles.

S - A highly floral aroma of lilies and roses, also a fresh wheaty smell, a touch of jasmine. Very nice.

T - Taste is a delicate mesh of the wheat and a floral hop. The dregs hae a substantial yesty presence. The aftertaste is of lingering horse blanket and yeast.

M - Medium to thick body with a smooth feel. Not terribly refreshing, but not too bad either.

D - Pretty good. A pleasant beer to say the least. I have the Brooklyn One to try tomorrow. Hopefully it is at least as pleasant as this.

mrasskicktastic, Jan 04, 2008
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pretty well carbonated as I end up with an easily four-finger thick head after I pour it into my tulip glass. The head is a fluffy crown of froth, a light tan color and actually crests the top of my glass almost two fingers without overflowing. Interesting herbal aromatics mix with some of the more typical phenolic clove and banana esters. Also noticed is a green apple fruit aroma, perhaps a touch of plum and some substantial grain aromas reminiscent of grass, tart wheat and sweet malt. I like how hoppy the nose is, the hops are on par with the typical Hefe Weizen notes. The hops are definitely herbal, add a touch of grassiness, but perhaps a bit more like green hay.

Light feeling up front, but then the beer picks up a chewy heft to it that lets you know this is a bit bigger than your typical Hefe Weizen. The extra malt contributes a nice, grain-like sweetness which accentuates a banana flavor. The beer is quite hoppy throughout, with a solid bitterness that starts up front, continues and really adds a bite to the finish. The hop note is quite herbal in character, a bit green and at times it is even a bit astringent. This definitely has far more hop character that a typical Hefe Weizen, which is as promised, with a much higher bitterness and a substantial dry hopped character. The beer hides its alcohol pretty well, but there is a touch of alcoholic spiciness noticeable in the finish. The hop character and wheat notes combine to give this beer a slight lemon flavor towards the end of a sip.

An interesting beer, at times the hop character can get in the way of the traditional Hefe Weizen elements, but I like the attempt. It is always interesting to try a new hop (Saphir in this case); it has this really green, herbal note to it that is quite distinct and almost like under-ripe pepper.

Gueuzedude, Dec 29, 2007
Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
91 out of 100 based on 1,185 ratings.