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

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Ratings: 1,226
Reviews: 721
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 37
Gots: 84 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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

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

Dry-hopped w/ Hallertauer Saphir.
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Photo of mbrandon2w
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy gold. Nice head, but not long lasting.
Aroma is of hay, a bit of alcohol and a lot of juicyfruit bubblegum.
Taste is solid, with a nice sweet malt flavor, some banana, and still a lot of bubblegum. Very nice.
As it warms though, the brew picks up too much of the alcohol flavor, so it takes a hit on drinkability.
Overall, a very nice, solid beer, that I plan on picking up some more bottles of.

Photo of everetends
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle gotten from Cheers in Carrollton, GA. Poured into a Weizen glass.

A: Poured a beautiful orange with a big, soapy head. This beer is incredibly hazy, and once you get some yeast in there, this beer gets crazy active. This beer is amazing to look at and has great activity.

S: Banana, citrus (lemon, orange, mandarin, grapefruit), floral hops, yeast, grains and a touch of clove.

T: Once again, banana, mandarin orange comes through real well. The yeast is very nice, and the floral hops (says Hopfen for a reason, they are really there) really go well here. The clove is barely there and a nice compliment. There is a sweetness to this beer but an alcohol bite comes and balances that out as well. Very good balance.

M: A bit of carbonation that tickles flavors across your tongue and back of your throat. Has a somewhat creamy texture to it that keeps the tastes of fruit and hops lingering on your tongue. A touch of alcohol warmth rests on your throat.

D: This is a great brew. One is enough because the alcohol is pretty high and this is a complex beer. It has a lot going on here. I can drink this beer but it will be one a night and I would need a break for a little while. Still a great brew.

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

500 ml bottle acquired via DLD trade with SPLITGRIN!

Pours a cloudy amber golden, very nice bright colour, thick white head forms, sticks around, leaves lots of lace and settles to a thick layer, lots of chunkies from a bit of sediment that was stirred up during the pour. Smell is honey, wheat, vanilla, citrus and floral hops, banana, some light spice and alcohol, quite yeasty. Taste is honey and wheat, very nice citrus/oranges flavours, yeast, banana, quite hoppy, some bready malt, lightly bitter finish, very refreshing. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium to high carbonation, goes down very easy with great flavours, I like.

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

Viggo was nice enough to share this one. thanks eric!

500ml bottle. sampled june 13/08.

pours deep golden yellow with just a touch of haze. a big white head forms, dropping slowly and leaving a bit of spotty lace.

aroma is great. lots of bright fresh slightly sweet citrus - orange, tangerine, mandarin orange. touch of light clove. cracker and white bread. touch of grain. bit of alcohol.

taste is good. medium-low bitterness level. nice fresh citrus character. orange and tangerine again, but less sweet than i expected from the aroma. floral and slightly perfumey. bit of alcohol. wheat bread and cracker. touch of grain. bit of clove, but nicely restrained so that it doesn't clash with the hops.

mouthfeel is good. just over medium carbonation level. fairly light body.

drinkability is good. nicely balanced, light and easy drinking.

Photo of joeysmokedporter
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a sam adams glass.

A: Pours clear golden orange at first, then when the yeast is roused, amazingly cloudy. A little bit of head that dissipates rather quickly.

S: A sweet malt aroma combines with a spicy, floral hop smell. The weizen banana/clove is also present, although the clove can be difficult to distinguish from the hops. Even without head the aroma is very forthcoming.

T: Wow. Starts with a malt sweetness that moves into a complex combination of earthy, floral hops, the weizen flavors, then finishing with a dry bitterness that tapers off quickly. Balance is on the malt and hops with the weizen flavors in the background but prominent enough to add a nice complexity.

M: For a weizen, this is a medium/heavy body. Carbonation is low for the style. Although the body probably works in favor of accenting the various flavors in the profile.

D: While this is a pretty big beer for a weizen, it is very drinkable and much more complex. These are difficult flavors to weave together; I didn't believe it could be done but Garret and Hans-Peter have made magic with this beer. The Brooklyn Schneider is also a very good bet.

Photo of brentk56
3.18/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey color with a sturdy head that sticks forever but only leaves a few dots of lace

Smell: Quite the unusual aroma, with herbal hops combined with the green banana and clove; the combination is somewhat medicinal and the alcohol peeking through adds to that effect

Taste: Herbacious, grassy flavors compete with the clove and banana in a do-si-do; lemony as well; after the swallow, the bitter hoppy flavors moderate and it takes on more of the weizenbock character, albeit quite lemony

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with buoyant carbonation; some warmth in the gullet, too

Drinkability: From the outset the hoppy flavors compete with the weizen flavors and while it may be a draw, my taste buds are the losers; the combination just doesn't work for me

Photo of ohmybock
2.59/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

This is a .5L bottle of the latest batch from Schneider. (The label has changed a bit from the original release.) I bought a few bottles of the first batch, but I didn't like them. They all had a mild sour flavor...like something was wrong with them. Thankfully, this new bottle does not have the same problem. Still, I'm not a huge fan of this brew. I love hoppy American and European brews, plus I love German-style weizen beers. However, this uber hoppy weizen brew just don't seem to work for me. In this Schneider version, there's a prevalent soapy character I just can't get past. It's in the aroma and the taste, and I figure it's from the hop variety used. Unfortunately for me, the character takes me back to when I was a kid and said a bad word. My Mom's punishment for my mistake was having me suck on a bar of bath soap. Although not as horrible as that, this beer has a soapy character and bitterness that brought me right back to those old forgotten days of gagging on a bar of soap. It wasn't so bad that I couldn't finish the bottle, but at the same time I doubt I'll be buying this brew again. I tried this bottle side-by-side with the Brooklyn version (and I've also had the similar-in-style New Glarus Imperial Weizen). It seems like I should like all three of those brews a lot, but alas I guess it's not meant to be. Maybe if they used the same wonderful hops as in Sam Adams Imperial Pils, I would like all them better? I'm not sure. As it stands, Aventinus is one of my all-time favorite brews. I also think the Aventinus Eisbock and regular Schneider Weisse are very good. I love that Schneider is trying something different with the Hopfen-Weisse, but I'll stick with Schneider's other offerings.

Photo of AlexJ
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale hazed dirty yellow with a massive billowing head that forms stiff rocky peaks. Retention is superb with thick lace crusting my Prima Pils glass.

Aroma is huge and mouthwatering. Pungent clove spice and fresh banana bread. There's an awesome yeast note with light crushed rock minerality. THeres sweet fruit and green herbal and floral hops. Complex and spicy nose.

Flavor certainly exceeds all expectations. It simply bursts with Bavarian goodness, clove, banana, cinnamon, minerals, and crisp grass, herbs, and floral hops. I love the bitterness factor. Light undertones of spiced pears and apple emerge as it warm.

Body is medium, creamy, slick, and slippery on the tongue. Carbonation is fluffy and expansive. Excellent drinkability in spite of it's strength. Another first tier beer from the boys in Brooklyn. Well done.

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

0.5l bottle into a beer mug.

My expectations for the Schneider version of Hopfen-Weisse is very high, perhaps unfairly so, as I absolutely loved the Brooklyn version. A slow pour of the bottle builds a towering, 2" thick light golden head that shows no intention of receding. Fervent carbonation bubbles upwards through a hazy, peach body. The aroma is distinctively german Hallertau, with notes of spicy, grassy hops, crystal-wheat malts, and fruity yeast esthers.

The taste is quite close to the Brooklyn version, with the main differences being a spicier hop note, more clove, and a sweeter, thicker malt base in the former. Both are good, but I think the American version pulls off a slightly better flavor profile. I do appreciate the spiced, zesty hop bite on the finish of Schneider's Hopfen-Weisse, which rounds out a medium-bodied, well-carbonated mouthfeel. All in all, this beer was outshined (although barely) by Brooklyn's version, but as far as price goes ($3.99 for 500 ml. vs. $12.99 for 750ml), Schneider is far easier on the wallet.

Photo of oggg
3.4/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bomber from specialty store in midtown. $11.99

This beer pours an orangey light brown color with plenty of small bubbles that initially foams up to a sizable head with only modest retention. On the nose I get a light clove scent amid a pronounced noble hop aroma. Very floral. Faint suggestion of banana. My wife suggested grapefruit. On the first taste out of the bottle, the beer is awful -- bitter and tangy. Given a second, the beer seems to calm down, and you really do get the sense of a thick hefeweizen topped with a big chunk of German hops. It's fairly sweet, and there is a lot of messiness with esters and phenols. The hop bite is at the level of an English IPA, or maybe a bit more.

Overall: Not really my cup of tea, although I do appreciate Schneider's focus on clove and not banana.

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle served in a weisse glass.

L - murky orange/brown with a huge white head that eventually fell to a layer, leaving some bits of lacing.

S - sweet and spicy yeast aromas.

T - sweet taste of malts is met with hop bitterness on the finish. Very good balance of flavors.

F - medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel.

D - easy to drink a few, but watch the abv.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a hazy clouded golden tangerine hue with a creamy hued billowing large bubbled head. As the last of the bottle empties the body becomes even cloudier more yeast adding to the mix causes the brew to look like a tropical banana smoothie. Head has great retention here with intricate even lacing clinging to my glass. Aromatics come with fresh zesty herbal hops very spicy with yeast esters and malted barley notes providing sweetness. A touch of banana but much more citrus than anything else, also an air of alcohol can be picked up. It really tickles the nose hairs. Flavor is great herbal zesty almost minty hop bursts layered with a big traditional wheat beer takes hoppy wheat ales to another level. The esters are somewhat lost in the mix of hops and alcohol at 8.2 percent by volume. Most hefe and wezinbocks tend to be overly sweet that is not the case here, aggressive Euro hops are fresh with grassy herbal and citrus notes, zesty wheat kick with the yeast playing such a big role in the overall mix of flavors with a dough like presence. Esters created by fermentation are evident but overshadowed by the hops and alcohol which I really enjoy. Again overall I get a minty sensation in the flavor. Mouthfeel brings effervescent carbonation trademark for good weizens, hop oils remains as well given it a slick feel really sticks around on the palate and almost coats the teeth. Drinkability is excellent creative cooperation between two great brewers it doesn't get better than this now I have to give the Brooklyn Brewing version with the American hops I believed they used Saphir hops in this brew. It goes without saying but you need to try this beer and definitely compare and contrast it with the other brew.

Photo of daledeee
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Hoppy wheat beer??

I am willing try about anything once; maybe not twice.

This beer pours a nice cloudy orange yellow with a fluffy white head. The aroma of citrus and hops exudes as you pour. The bottle developed an incredible amount of foam from the pour.

Taste is very very good. Hops and citrus blend along with some banana. Mouthfeel is quite bubbly. Very invigorating. Alcohol is very warming.

This is one of the best wheat beers I have ever had.

Photo of scottg
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Pours an cloudy orange/gold color with a one finger white head. Wheat, banana, lemon, floral, sweet citrusy hops aromas all mix together. Sweet malt flavor, wheat and banana up front leads to a nice yeast and sweet orange hop flavor. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, this is a clean, crisp, and refreshing beer, easy to drink. Great partnership between two fantastic brewers!

Photo of NJpadreFan
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Schneider- Hopfen Weisse

A- Cloudy golden yellow with the biggest fluffiest head. Thick chunky lacing down the glass.
S- Strong cloves, grapefruit, and pepper.
T- Sweet spicey pepper and clove come at you first followed by a dry wheat flavor thats infused with grapefruit rind hops.
M- Sweet and dry with an intense flavorful, and slightly bozy, finish.

Overall- Quite delicious! Easy to pound, even at 8.2% abv. A definite sumer beer.

Photo of vtfan77
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a nice, clear orangey yellow with a big, fluffy white head and... oops, there goes the yeast! I should have been more careful with that. It clouds the beer up quite a bit, leaving little chunks visible. That's my fault for not being more careful and swirling the yeast around some before pouring it in.

S- Sweet bananas and cloves are accented by a tangy herbal hoppiness. Quite appetizing.

T- Tastes a lot like it smells, only the hops mute out some of the banana and clove flavors. Still, the hops and the usual weizen flavors meld pretty nicely. The alcohol comes through from time to time. Even with all the hops, the finish is only moderately bitter.

M- Light-medium in body with a nice, high level of carbonation.

D- One will do me just fine. The alcohol is a bit much for multiple servings.

An interesting beer, and a good one. It reminded me quite a bit of Schneider Weisse, only with more hops and alcohol. Not one for everyday drinking, but a good choice for someone looking to try something a bit different. Now I need to get my hands on the Brooklyner-Schneider one. Recommended.

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

Did not really know what to expect with this one. It's totally different from anything Brooklyn does, and also nothing like the standard Schneider-Weisse. The nose is quite hoppy and citrusy for a wheat beer, showing this brew's dry-hopped character.

Poured with a fluffy, foamy head that was quite large and stuck around for a while. The color was interesting: a really pale brown almost grey hue. Initial taste was quite intriguing and almost shocking. This wheat beer is full flavored and bitter with a complex almost smoky/earthy quality. Also spicy and hoppy, but not overwhelming. Highly drinkable, and on first tasting you'd never think it was 8.2 abv. A really interesting brew that I have to try again.

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

Wow, where to begin. I had expectations for this beer, and I was completely stunned. I expected a taste of a Brooklyn beer here and it tasted like a Schneider. Could not tell that Oliver/Drexler switched breweries for this collaboration. Also paired this with the Brooklyner-Schneider in a side by side with friends.

A - Nice cloudy, hefe color. Light head on a soft pour.

S - Good aroma, more bananas than anything else. Slight earthiness of hops.

T - Tasted the bananas from the get-go. Subtle banana/citrus taste with a calming hops after bite.

M - This beer has a lot of texture.

D - Not really sure. Could probably have another and call it a good night.

Photo of pinotboy007
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass; the beer is a hazy, golden-orange with a decent head that diminished after a bit; not much lacing.

Smelled of mild cloves, ginger and other spices; hints of banana and lemon and some hops in the aroma.

Splendid mouthfeel, refreshing and a bit light with perfect carbonation. Enjoying out on the deck - perfect setting.

Excellent effort - glad a I purchased three bottles from the local Whole Foods.


Photo of Franchise
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a whirly carbonated dark gold with a lighter blonde accent leaving a super thick tan head frothy and amazing. Super strong banana, cloves, fresh baked bread, very zesty hoppy. Well balanced between spice and fruit.

The taste starts very tart, brisk fruity carbonated tartness followed by a nectarine, orange, lemon, lime, tartness. Great taste something very exciting in this weisse beer highly recommended. I paired this beer with banana's foster the tartness def played well with this tarty, fruity beer.

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

a: pour into the Piraat snifter, gives a 2 finger off-white head that soon falls to leave a decent layer and eventually dies out, the beer is a rich, hazy golden color

s: smell immediately reminds me of a less complex New Glarus Imperial Weizen, floral noble hops combine with the yeast and malt to bring aromas of sweet gardenia and sweet citrus, pale German malt body gives a moderate grainy sweetness, notes of apricot and peach, lightly doughy yeasts

m: soft, full carbonation with a light-medium body

t: quite tasty given what the floral/citrus hop flavors and yeast brings to the basic pale malt backbone, pulpy apricot, dries out well

d: enjoyable, abv very well integrated...not a typical weizenbock, but a good one

bottle from Whole Foods Raleigh

Photo of PatrickJR
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16.9 oz bottle into weizen glass.

A - Pours a hazy, yellow/brown color with lots of suspended yeast. Creamy 3 finger head takes forever to die down and leaves about 1/4 inch white cap that stays for the duration. Moderate lacing.

S - Typical banana esters pop up immediately, followed by a pretty intense rush of citrusy hops. Quite a wonderful combination of aromas.

T - Amazing. Banana begins with a wheat malt backbone and some slight clove flavor. This typical hefe flavor melds well with the intense hop flavor mid palate. Lots of leafy and citrusy hops hit before an earthy bitterness that carries through to the semi-sweet finish.

M - Somewhat thicker and less carbonated that I would prefer but on point nonetheless.

D - The intensity of flavor along with the high ABV might make this hard to have more than a couple of, but I certainly won't have any problems finishing my glass.

Photo of gabeerfan
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy, golden straw with a very thick head that never went away.
Smelled of cloves and spices. Hints of banana and lemon. Couldn't detect any hops in the aroma.
You taste the spices first, cloves, suggestions of cinnamon and white pepper, then some banana. The hops show up at the end, but not at all overpowering.
Good mouthfeel. Light on the palate and good carbonation.
Pretty drinkable in the flavor dept, but too high in ABV to be sessionable.
Very good beer from a very good colaboration. Definitely recommended.

Photo of mhewes
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A : Pours a nice hazy golden yellow color with lots of head and lacing.

S : Lots of wheatj and cloves. A little citrus aroma also

T : Definitely a lot of cloves, yeasty flavor. Some banana flavor also. The finish is a grassy hop bitterness.

M : Clean and crisp.

D : This is a perfect beer for a summer day. I would love to have more of this.

Photo of Godot
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I saw this at the beer store next to the Schneider Weiss which I have always enjoyed and figured I would give it a go. It poured crystal clear till about 2/3rds of the way through the bottle where all the yeast was settled, and there was a lot. I poured most of it in but the very bottom was like soup and I didn't want to overdo it. It gave me a nice 2 inch almost white head that slowly dropped down to a solid cover that doesn't seem to be going anywhere as I drink it. The beer itself is a nice orangish-gold haze. The smell at first was the typical lemony sweet weiss smell, but then you get the hop in the back of the nose; very interesting and pleasant. The taste however is only OK. There is a slight medicinal flavor right up front that quickly drops back to a slightly acidic, lemony wheat flavour that seems to envelop your tongue. This then leads to a slight hop bitterness that to me just seems a little out of place. It seems that if the hops were a little more piney or citrus it would meld really well, but to me they just give a bitter finish without much point, leaving what at first seemed to be a promising beer with a rather dead finish. Oh well, its certainly enjoyable, just not all I think it could have been. I will say the 8.2 alcohol is absolutely imperceptible to me.

Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
91 out of 100 based on 1,226 ratings.