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

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Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany | website

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

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.

Added by John_M on 07-16-2007

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Photo of zac16125
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500mL bottle into a pilsner glass
Bottled on: 080114

A: Hazy, dark golden, 3+ fingers width of white head that has good retention before dissipating down and leaves a good amount of lacing. 3.75

S: Lota of citrus, quite hoppy, huge grapefruit and some orange, subtle wheat characters and zesty spice. 3.75

T: Like the nose there’s lots of citrus, subtle fruity esters, some wheat. 3.5

M/D: Fuller side of medium bodied, carbonation appropriate, ABV very well masked, drinkability is average. 3.75

O: This one wasn’t for me. Not a bad beer, but nothing special and not at all what I look for in the style. 3.75

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The color is a hazy chestnut tinted blond and a rich 1” cream colored foam collar
S: Bread and caramel aromas, tropical fruit, banana, clove, and earthy hops.
T: An assertive hop presence balances the bready banana clove flavors of the weissbock.
F: full body and slightly above average carbonation. Very creamy texture.
O: I liked the balance of the assertive hop flavors and the weissbock character.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It's an IPA, full of pine and pineapple with the obligatory touch of compost, so I should probably hate it. But it's also a weizenbock by Schneider Weisse, whom I love - so the whole thing just feels insane.

In that insanity, there is a remarkable beer. I'm just not sure if it's really for me.

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Photo of drmeto
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

-pours a cloudy golden-orange with a medium, frothy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
-Follows the nose plus a typical banana taste
-medium bitterniss
-spritzy carbonation
-alcohol very well hidden
very good brew

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Photo of JPowell712
3.59/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very different. I liked the hop flavor, but to me it tasted like someone took and IPA and mixed it into an unfiltered wheat beer. It was good but nothing that really blew my mind.

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Photo of shillzor
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, dried apricot color, with a bit of light sneaking through around the edges of the glass. Has a three-finger head which dissipates into a half-finger of foam. It also has some sparkling, tight lacing. Very nice looking beer.

Aroma: No need to bury your nose into this one. It's got a pungent aroma that fills the room upon opening. Tropical fruit, apricot, clove, and a bit of citrus on the nose.

Taste: Tropical fruit and apricot at first, followed by a bitter, citrusy finish. At 8.2% ABV, the alcohol bites through, especially as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Weizen-smooth with a slight prickle. Unfortunately the bitter, alcoholic finish throws off the balance. It's actually a bit of a chore to finish the whole glass.

Overall: There are certainly things to like about this beer, but the lack of balance put me off. I'll definitely opt for the Aventinus over this one in the future.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very tasty combination of flavors is at work in this beer. The collaboration style works for me - the nose and appearance of a Hefeweizen, combined with IPA elements, is both interesting And satisfying. It is hard to describe, but somehow I like it.

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Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Typical hefewiezen appearance. Very cloudy. Huge head. Amber appearance. A bit darker than a standard hefe but still more golden than brown. High carbonation just about visible through the murkiness.

Yeasty aroma. Hints of candied fruit and a little bit mild of citrus hops.

Taste is full bodied. Very high in yeast and bread flavours with candied fruit notes. Nice hop finish adds an interesting twist to the weiss beer style. Similar to a belgian tripel in taste and in abv. Perhaps a Belgian IPA would be a fair comparison. Not hoppy like an American IPA but definitely carrying a hop kick in the midst of all the yeast and clove tatses..

Overall, a great beer with a full bodied and complex flavour. Difficult to categorise but definitely a pleasure to drink.


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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden body with mild haze and scattered sediment. Aromas of fruity esters, orange zest, wheat, clove, subtle spice, grass, floral hops. Alcohol heat is a little too prevalent, coming in mid-palate. Medium to thick body with a syrupy, resinous hop bill. The nose is better than the flavor. Decent.

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Photo of Takahiro
2.87/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured all of the yeast and whatever sediment in the bottle after swirling the bottle, as done traditionally for a Hefeweizen.
L: murky/dirty rown, with a lingering whipped up head
S: tangerine orange (sweet), banana, cloves, tropical fruit
T: liquered strawberry sweetness upfront, followed by tangerine bitterness, vanilla, alcohol sweetness, some traditional hop bitterness. the flavor is a bit of a roller coaster ride. seem a bit overwhelming... definitely leaning towards hop flavor.
F: a bit of juicy sweet mess. i don't think it's malt driven. hop flavor/yeast by product.
O: a noisy tasting experience. there seem to be a lot going on in this beer, and may not necessarily be the best thing.

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Photo of Pegasus
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy deep orange, with a small, creamy white head, which slowly fades to patches of scattered foam. Lacing resembling an alien text adorns the glass walls.

Aroma: Grassy hops are rather pronounced, along with earthy yeast notes, bread aromas, bananas, cloves, and alcohol.

Taste: Opens with a wave of grassy and citric hops. Beneath this, there is a solid wheat malt presence that carries throughout. Cloves and bananas soon present, although they are a bit restrained. What is notable in its absence is alcohol. The high ABV (8.2%) is very subtle, presenting itself more as a warming sensation, than in the taste. Late in the taste, there is a flourish of sweetness, and a mild, lingering herbal bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, full, graceful.

Drinkability/notes: A remarkable beer, perhaps it should be called "Weizenbock 2.0". Simply excellent.

Presentation: Packaged in a 500 ml (16.9 ounce) brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of Das_Reh
2.01/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a weizen from a chilled bottle, 10/20/2014

A = This beer is completely opaque, coppery yellow, with tons of yeast and sediment in the suspension. One finger head, thick lacing.

S = citrusy hops, bitter oranges, wheat, a hint of booze, not getting any of the typical German wheat aromas

T = very heavy on the orange flavor, almost like straight orange juice, tangy and crisp. Alcohol is present, and solvent flavors noticeable on the finish. Sad to see no banana or bready flavors come to the party. If they are there, they are overshadowed by the heavy citrus flavor and bitterness. Pretty much rotten orange juice and acetone.

M = Medium bodied, lacks the creamy mouthfeel I'd normally expect from the hefes and weizenbocks.

O = An interesting take on a weizenbock, but lacking balance in all areas of the style.

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Photo of BSDA
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

As close to the perfect beer as I have had. High alcohol, can't tell it's even there until over half of the beer is finished. So fruity in smell and taste. Full body, nice wet finish. The hops are passingly noted, but the real flavor is the wheat + fruit (orange, plum, pear notes). Leaves a lot of lingering flavor and texture on the tongue. I recommend this one to people who don't venture beyond the big names.

Have been drinking this since the white label, and I went to pick some up at my local Spec's, but only this new gold label was there. I passed on it twice because I didn't bother to look up the label change or if it was a new beer. The old one has white, green, and blue, with "Tap 5" printed on it. This new label threw me off, but it's still the same Hopfen Weisse.

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Photo of janubio
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Hazy yellow colour, with sediments. Great white head with a lot of retention. Aromas is mostly banana, cloves and mango, but there are many subtle other things: spices, pine. Creamy palate and very noticeable alcohol, like brandy. Taste of banana, mango, cloves, fruits, spices. Easily, the best german wheat I've tasted to this day.

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Photo of TBoneJones
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Chalice pour: A hazy, cloudy orange-yellow colored body, small head and fair lacing. Looks like much going on in there.
A medicinal bouquet of hops and wheat, with the fruit smelling along the lines of spicy banana with a tart, citrus apple.
The taste comes through the same way. This is a refreshingly different style for me.
Apple and wheat, with mild hop bitterness and an herbal note that helps define the brew.
Medium body, medium carbonation, somewhat dry-finishing.
Overall a full, rich taste to this Weizenbock. Pairing well with ham and some cheddar.
A solid sipper for this damp Fall Texas day while watching the TX/OU annual classic.

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Photo of Saison_Tickets
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Pretty darn good, even though it's not my go-to style of beer. A little over-sweet, not as big an enthusiast of the dark fruit taste, but nice bock flavor with extra BK hoppiness. Amazing bouquet.

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Photo of titvs
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 15C, adapted). Bottle 50 cl - Batch 2719121113. AROMA: a very pleasant combination of hop aromas (floral and pine) with wheat, bock-like notes (dried fruits) and vanilla phenols. APPEARANCE: amber color and hazy. medium moussy, slight ivory head with average retention. TASTE: a very rich combination of bock components (bread, vanilla), some dark fruits, with a wheat background and hop flavours (citrusy and floral). low bitterness with a somewhat dry finish, some alcohol warmth. PALATE: medium-full body with moderate carbonation. some alcohol sensation. OVERALL: a very good weizen bock with a floral hop twist.

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Photo of dmberger
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Good god. Stick your nose into this recently-poured beer, and you just get a fruit bouquet to your dome. Primarily orange notes, with other fruits (imagine a good, fresh, fruit salad smell with good-sized orange slices).

Taste is hoppy, but not overly so--accenting the fruitiness of the hops without too much of the bitter. The bitter is best defined as 'citrus rind', on the back end of the taste. Wheat and subtle spices play around with the citrus notes throughout, and get better as the beer warms up.

The beer looks amazing, with ample yeast clouding up the brownish-yellow liquid. I'm not much for judging amount of head or anything, but it behaves much like any other Schneider Weisse beer. But--it's nothing like their Aventinus.

The warmth from the alcohol tells me this is a great autumn beer; could pass for summer, too. Hell, I'm going to drink this all the time, now. It's that damn good.

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Photo of cambabeer
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a treat. Starting with the appearance. I kept all the sediment on the bottom of the bottle and poured slowly to get a amazingly bright and crystal clear gold yellow body... tons of carbonation, very champagne like, and a just off white head you could pass as whipped cream it's so thick. Sipped down a bit and poured the cloudy sediment in, immediately turning the brew to honey gold and you can't even see your finger through the other side. You could about eat that yeast with a spoon (not quite, but you catch my drift.)

Beautiful aroma balancing sweet fruits and hops. Oily and chalky, with banana bread and peaches on top of a nice wheat base.

Taste on this one is great, a hopped up weizenbock, just what they were going for. Big on the booze flavor toward the end. Hops and fruits are still what come through though you can't get around the creamy wheat taste either. Some spiced up ginger in there as well.

Feel is creamy and smooth, medium carbonation (not what the appearance had suggested).

Overall, this was great, a great style beer with a mouthful of hops. Great for sipping (pretty heavy and higher ABV). Its finally starting to cool down from summer to fall here and this is a perfect beer for tonight.

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Photo of Nightwing
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Poured from 500ml bottle. Aroma of orange with a bit of grass. Appearance is a cloudy golden with thick white head. Taste is a light sour. Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, with a bitter slightly dry finish. An amazingly smooth beer, it is hard to believe has 8.2% alcohol.

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Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Pours a huge honkin 3 finger head that takes up 50% of the glass, fades at a med pace with nice lacing all over, a fairly hazy orange wheat colored beer with stream of bubbles rising up the center. 4.25

Nose brings mostly typical hefe/bock aromas, big wheat, lots of toasted creamy wheat, with a very faint biscuity note, as well as the typical banana and coriander like spices, and some citrus, faint orange rind, lemongrass, and a creamy orange drink. There are also some sweet candy like aromas, little candied orange, with flashes of grassy floral hint citrus like hops. 4.25

Taste brings wheat again, but sweet candy caramelized wheat out front, much sweeter than I expected, with big creamy toasted wheat flavors out front with the candy, a little syrupy as well, and mild biscuity toffee caramel flavor. Then into the hefe like, with mild caramlized banana, hint of phenolic spices, plenty of esters with the banana and a little fruity flavor, with mild citrus orange zest, much more mild on the citrus. Then hops kick in, big spicy hops, with a mild orange rind and some grassy floral flavors. Finish is sticky and still semi sweet, more candy lingering, caramel, toffee, etc, and big time booze kicks in with mild phenols again, a faint yeasty flavor, and more grainy creamy wheat. 3.75

Mouth is med to fuller bod, creamy and sticky syrupy, lots of carb, some warming booze mostly at the end. 4

Overall not bad, a big time beer that I wasn't really expecting from a brewery like this, nice wheat, bit too booze forward and way too sweet candy like for my taste, but fits the style. Hops are a bit too muted up front, then too spicy and strong on the back end, like they didn't blend in too well. Enjoyable but can't drink a lot of it. 4

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Photo of MartzMimic
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a milky orange from the bottle. Just a bit of an off-white head that dissipates rapidly, leaving a bit of lacing. The nose screams fruit, particularly banana and berries, along with citrus and malt. As you would expect, the fruit hits your tongue first. Bananas, pineapple, mango and some spice. The alcohol becomes more pronounced as it warms. There's a nice sweetness to this one. Medium, chewy mouth. I'm not a huge fan of wheats or dopplebocks, but this is really, really good. A very nice collaboration.

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Photo of flyingpig
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£3.40):
Cloudy orange to amber with foamy, 3cm white head that held steady until I took a sip.

Strong banana & spice with faint alcohol. Background citrus & mango, orange & light hops too.. Fruity & fresh with good balance, some yeast & cloves. Nice stuff.

Banana & cloves to start with faint alcohol. Citrus, mango & pineapple with background hops & grassy flavours feature, as does some bubblegum.

Creamy with a smooth feel & medium body helped down with moderate carbonation. The beers alcohol content was noticeable but the fruits in the taste helped mask at least some of it.

A good beer and one that benefited from the extra hops in both the taste and smell. Whilst it was a pleasant beer I think I'd be put off buying it all that often based on the fact that it is a lot stronger and harder to get a hold of that several other German wheat beer.

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Photo of Ardon
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Golden honey colour with a great creamy noggin. The nose is surprisingly subdued, piney, orange zest, touch of burnt caramel. Mouthfeel is off the charts here equally creamy and crisp, full but refreshing. A touch oily which is always appreciated. Flavour is fully in the bitter citrus arena. Hops are evident but only mildly bitter. Perhaps late addition hops? Herbal and very citrusy like fresh squeezed bitter orange/bergamot. Delicious. Not crazy complex in that there aren't a million different flavours going on but what does come through comes through like a delicious laser beam of flavour.

Really delicious and refreshing. An excellent brew.

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Photo of admiral
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful beer - love the Weisse beer/hop combo!

aroma: yeast, sultanas, orange and white wine

taste: smoked banana and cloves with strong orange, orange peel, grapefruit, sultanas and raisins, spice, caramel, white wine and sweet ham.

outstanding beer: lots of complimenting flavours and easy to drink - a winner!

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