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

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Ratings: 1,093
Reviews: 701
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 28
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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My, all my... what a surprise and a welcome breath of fresh air. Perfect for the summer season. A dry-hopped, high-quality Hefeweizen. Hans Drexler and Garret Oliver combines to make a beer steeped in German traditions, yet agressively hopped the American way. The beer opens with a less desirable dirty appearance, but hold a terrific foam stand, with soft, subtle carbonation. Big estery aromas of clove, tropical fruits (banannas, pineapples, grapefruit and lemons), spicy, peppery, and an abundance of grassy hop aroma. The aromas continue past the fresh fruits and spices with a Weizen-Bock 'dirty' or 'muddled' aroma, yet dominated by German hops. The taste continues with the soft, confectionate wheat malt / barley malt sweetness, followed by estery spiciness and fruitiness, and compounded further with high hop flavor. The bitterness stays in check with less hop 'bite' and more of a wheat-malt pillow for the clove, bananna, and fruits. Finishes fruity, spicy, and malty. Not the cleanest of all beers, despite the hop dryness late. Though the beer has some complex earthy notes that linger a bit further than they need to, this is a highly creative brew with all of the nuances of a classic Dunkel-Weiss, but with an IPA-dry hop punch. Very clever guys. Make sure you keep us guessing. I'm going to drink a lot more of this beer this summer.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2007 21:59:44 | More by BEERchitect
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

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

50cl bottle at the Weisses Brauhaus im Munchen poured into the branded Brooklyner Hopfen Weiss Weissbier glass.

Needless to say, very very excited when i saw this on the menu, as its impossible to get in the UK, So it must be had!

A- This beer pours a dirty cloudy amber with a creamy 4 finger head. Lacing is good throughout.

S- Ok, by this point i had already had 2 Aventinus and an Eisbock, so i dont know if my judgement was clouded, but the smell of spice and ginger was overpowering! Ive read other reviews, and no one else got this! So formally what i got was overpowering ginger and spice, with hints of clove and fresh bready malts.

T- Taste once again was quite spice dominated to begin with, changing to the recognised cloves and breads, thinning out in the aftertaste to a slight wateriness.

M- High carbonation, good body but a little watery in the finish.

D- Much more different to what i expected, ill be interested to see if anyone else got such an overpowering spice aroma! Would like to try again!

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2007 11:36:17 | More by seanyfo
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3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle. This beer pours a hazy deep dirty straw blond color with a massive glistening head that settles out slowly. There is little carbonation in the brew after pouring. The nose on this one is intense in herbal and grassy noble hop. This sits over a creamy wheat bolstered by light banana. This one is certainly dominated by the noble hopping in there. It is definitely interesting as far as hefes go. Taking a sip, I find a more subdued hop character. The initial flavor is grassy and herbal, but this moves quickly to light banana and creamy wheat with a more mild spicy clove as well. It finishes with a reprisal of herbal hop and a moderate bitterness. This lives up to the name hoppen-weisse. Mouthfeel is creamy and thick with a mild carbonation. It is very filling. I'm a little torn on this brew. I have come to really enjoy the noble hop flavors and aromas, but my first love in beer was a nice juicy hefe with fruit and spice pouring out of it, so though I enjoy both major components of this brew, I'm not sure they are working in synergy. This is like a tryst between a really good bohemian pilsner and a hefe.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2007 03:25:32 | More by kmpitz2
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3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Brought a bottle home last week and chilled it nicely.

I have been anxiously awaiting the Schneider-Brooklyn collaboration for some time, so when I found it a bought a few bottle as quickly as possible.

Poured the beer into a half-liter weisse glass, beer pours cloudy orangish-brown with a sweet wheaty-malty aroma, and noble hop tang.

A two inch creamy slightly off-white head settles down on top of the brown goodness.

The the first taste sensation is a thin sweetish malty rush that quickly disappears into a slightly harsh hop flavor that sticks in the back of the mouth.

The hops take over more and more as I continue drinking, and is not a completely pleasant flavor.

Overall, I don't dislike this beer but I was hoping for so much more from the alliance of the two German-American brewing greats.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2007 16:38:10 | More by manleyphoto
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2.73/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Man, something about chefs, kitchens, broths, and too many. I mean, I figured this beer was pretty much a slam-dunk. Scheider und Sohn, one of the best Weizen brewers in Germany and Brooklyn, one one the best brewers in America. I mean, how could this beer fail to be awesome?

I think the answer is cross-cultural miscommunication. The weizen elements of this beer are very subtle and weak. This isn't merely in keeping with the German's present desire for a weaker beer, but also with the German notion that Americans can't handle real beer. The hops and alcohol, on the other hand, are depending on *something* being there that just isn't.

It comes out feeling like an IPA without any malt support. There is a faint estery push, but it reminds me more of a homebrew fermented too warm as opposed to a genuine hopfen weizen.

This beer really could have *been* something, but it just ain't. It wants to be some high alcohol, low taste, high hop junk like Belgium is pooping out right now. Germany ought be a step above that.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2007 01:28:35 | More by shbobdb
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New York

3.15/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was excited to try the first of the two schneider-brooklyn collaborations (the other being this same beer done at Brooklyn...yet to come).

Appearance was cloudy on the first pour with good off white head that faded. The pour at the end of the bottle looked like blended oatmeal that you couldn't see through with a flashlight.

Aroma was all up front astringent hops.

Taste doesn't stray too far from the acidic hop in the aroma. Mouthfeel is ok, pretty thin overall. Sweetness does come through and fades pretty quickly into a bitter finish.

I wasn't thrilled, as you might be able to guess. I'm hoping that the Brooklyn version will be better.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2007 01:02:39 | More by elinash
Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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