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

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Ratings: 1,099
Reviews: 702
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 27
Gots: 42 | 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 rajendra82


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
Photo of 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
Photo of Damian


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
Photo of objectivemonkey


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
Photo of brewcrew76


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

08-17-2007 00:12:55 | More by brewcrew76
Photo of weeare138


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

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…it’s 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. It’s here.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with an ultra high amount of zesty, herbal hops unlocking the door to the palate’s 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 haven’t been through before. Personally, pour me another!

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2007 19:32:28 | More by weeare138
Photo of Bierguy5


3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2007 17:27:52 | More by Bierguy5
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2007 15:47:08 | More by aforbes10
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4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2007 00:45:30 | More by jamie2dope
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New York

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2007 18:18:04 | More by Jmamay22
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New York

4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.


Serving type: bottle

08-14-2007 02:31:26 | More by williamherbert
Photo of Drew966


4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2007 00:12:59 | More by Drew966
Photo of macster


4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 brew’s uniqueness.

Although I’m not a huge hefeweisse fan this beer was well worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2007 03:20:05 | More by macster
Photo of homebrewhawk


3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

.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.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2007 02:05:37 | More by homebrewhawk
Photo of blitz134


4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2007 03:15:37 | More by blitz134
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3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml Bottle
Binny's Orland

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2007 00:32:55 | More by joe1510
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4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 ml. bottle. Leaves a classic big and foamy hefe-weizen head with excellent retention, and leaves a little spotty lacing. Body is a cloudy amber gold, sort of like unfiltered apple juice.

Smell - cloves, spicy alcohol, apples, butterscotch, hint of saltine crackers.

Taste - like the smell. The cloves, apples, butterscotch, saltine crackers, and spicy alcohol all washed through with a subdued taste of spicy and herbal hops that were not present in the nose.

Mouthfeel - full bodied, surprisingly dry.

Drinkability - this is a good ale, but maybe just a tad high in abv to be sessionable. Also, this is listed here as a Hefe-Weizen, but I believe it would be more accurately be listed a Weizenbock.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2007 19:33:28 | More by ultralarry2006
Photo of jwc215


3.2/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Schneider weizen glass:

Pours a deep orange - very dark for style - cloudy. Thick head quickly descends to bubbles then disappears.

The smell is of creamy, almost artificial, banana. Slight caramel backing. Fruitiness is like apricot and apple. A sweetened citrus is present, towards lemon zest. This is kind of nice - but, doesn't fit into style.

The taste is of citrus with barnyard mustiness. This is like a hopped-up American wheat beer. Slight vanilla notes, but apricot and grapefruit stand out. Not in style - not "bad" - but...strange. Funky finish - like things aren't blending so well. Did a German wheat beer company want to use American hops? It works very well in Southern Tier's Hop Sun - but here not so much.

The feel is light - but rather watery, leaving an aftertaste of alcohol that was not previously noticeable.

Interesting as a one-off. Strange...and while I normally love hoppy beers, this one went in too many directions. Style is out of the question...As a unique brew? Sorry - love both breweries (and both HW'S), this one just doesn't work so well, IMO.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2007 03:07:30 | More by jwc215
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3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle served in a large Kapuziner wiessbier glass. Pours a murky amber body with a titanic offwhite head that initially occupies most of the glass. Second pour with the yeast swirled in produces a dirty mustard brown color. Head retains well and becomes rocky and pitted.

Aroma begins with a prominent clove essence. Fresh sliced Valencia oranges add a nice citrusy ester. American IPA type hops provide notes of grapefruit and pine resin. Interesting, but odd, atop the German yeast and wheat malt.

Mouthfeel has a medium body and carbonation.

Tastes just like what I imagine a mixture of an IPA and Hefe would be. Citrusy grapefruit bitterness trumps the faint banana note. Clove and white pepper add a pleasant spiciness. Wheat is subdued but yeast is a major player. Finishes grapefruity bitter somewhat like an IPA.

An interesting collaberation to be sure and exquisitely crafted. Personally, I just don't care a great deal for such an aggressively hopped German Hefe.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2007 12:30:43 | More by merlin48
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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured a rich golden color with a distinctly lighter and yellower head. Without any dispurtion except for the opening of the cap, mounds and munds of froth spilled over the top of the weisse glass.

I initially was thinking that I would know what a hefe-weisse and IPA hybrid would taste like- but I was wrong. There was the sweetness up front of a nice wheat offering, some nice fermented richness, graininess. The hops do kick in to the latter part of the sip; they are strong but not overpowering, they in fact compliment the sweetness in the way that a strong maltiness balances a super strength IPA. That being said, excellent balance was achieved.

I guess my biggest editorial comment on this beer would be- if you want the ombastic hops of an imperial IPA, or greener more citrusy hops, then go drink an IPA. You have to look at it as more than just the sum of two parts.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2007 17:12:33 | More by andjusticeforale
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North Carolina

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

Pours a murky cider color under a lasting tall, foamy head. The aroma doesn't hold back...creamy banana, tart apple, and even darker fruits along with an unrestrained hop juiciness, and brown sugar. Much more zesty spice in the flavor upfront. Bananas and dark, yet dry fruity esters. Orange pulp lingers reticently in the back and becomes more noticeable in the aftertaste. Hoppy in a grassy, herbal sort of way - straying from the more prototypical Bavarian wheat beer characteristics. Solid medium body, moderately creamy and the carbonation stays lively. While the alcohol never really shows itself, its strength is apparent and slows down the consumption.

This is a serious weizen; very strong flavored. The label calls it a "pale weissbock" and I'm inclined to agree...much closer to that than a hefe. Rich and fruity with a lupulin kick. Glad I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2007 01:44:48 | More by wedge
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North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dirty/hazy tangerine colored brew topped by a white foam head. Not a whole of retention and too slick for lace. Nicely glowing from within. Aroma is extra juicy with spicy fruit and flowers. Uplifting pleasant hops dominate in mouthwatering hefty quantities. Fragrances include candied citrus, ripe banana, apples, herbs and flowers. Taste is a complex concoction of aroma based flavors. The piles of hops blend together well with lightly sweet malt and the alcohol edge. Good solid bitterness is apparent and also goes nicely with the alcohol and the prickly carbonation too. The wheat adds yet another added punch to the vast hopps. Nice arrangement of flavors overall. This certainly doesn't come across as an over hopped hefe-weisse by any means. Mouthfeel is slick and smooth. Frothy with the carbonation too. Drinkable indeed.

Great summer delight.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2007 23:16:41 | More by tastybeer
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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served slightly chilled in a weizen glass, from a 500ml brown bottle. Poured a murky, orange brown color. A strong two finger , bright white head formed, and was in no rush to fade away. Left tons of sticky, thick lace all over the glass. Aromas of orange peel, lemon, yeast, mild hop tones, and wheat were strong in the nose. A little bit of clove and spice were noticed in the background as well. Flavor was a bit of the same. Sweet orange flavor right off the bat, followed by lemon zest, a mild German style hoppiness, wheat, and just a tiny bit of the 8.2 percent alcohol shows itself. Finishes smooth, fruity, clean, and refreshing. Somewhat thin in the mouth but very well carbonated. Nice clean, refreshing, great tasting beer. Drinkability is great.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2007 20:23:01 | More by jaxon53
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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky unfiltered completely opaque. The color of apple cider. A large overwhelming white head show heavy carbonation and length.

Banana clove aromas with much hop floral juicyness. Spicey nose with an earthy boquet. Bubblegum and citrus. Nice complex aromas.

This is a damn fine beer. Alcohol shows through a little for the style but otherwise things can't get much better. Bubblegum galore with clove at the forefront. Nice bitterness, very floral on the mid palate and finish. Fruity as hell but hard to specify. Just one of those beers that seems to be right. I like it.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2007 18:41:19 | More by mcallister
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4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9 ounce bottle into a weizen glass, the deeply muddled and large frothy head swirled into coherence slowly. Beautiful golden color, hazy as a frosted shower door, I gazed hard at the glass watching the carbonation do its magic. There is a definite German hop aroma thing going, and it is fruity and clean, then smells fresh and strong of spices as well. Thin on the palate and immediately refreshing, this beer begs for a long satisfying drink, and I readily complied. I could taste only a fraction of sweetness and some alcoholic heat, but not too much. At 8.2%, I think the balance of flavors holds up well, but had to remind myself that this wasn't my average hefe.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2007 16:42:34 | More by oshinnluv
Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
91 out of 100 based on 1,099 ratings.