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

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Reviews: 744
Hads: 1,324
Avg: 4.07
pDev: 14.74%
Wants: 52
Gots: 131 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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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 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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Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.61/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Off roughly week old memories

A: A hazy orange color. Sediment is easily visible and the beer almost took on a grey appearance once I poured the sediment into the second halfpint I was drinking. Great head and retention.

S: Ester and phenol compounds usually associated with weissbiers. Banana, a touch of clove. Bready malty smell as well. A slight hint of booziness. Noble hops come through as well.

T: The esters and phenols seem to be less present, perhaps this was the brewers trying to keep the hop flavors from clashing? Spicy hops. Not overdone but enough to let you know they're there and definitely more than a traditional weizenbock. Bready malts, possibly and most likely a bit of munich. A bit of that alcohol as well. Interesting as multiple diverse elements come into play without clashing too much.

M: Nice body not overly thick or syrupy. Carbonation is higher but that's good for the style and makes the beer seem less cloying.

O: An interesting beer. Not something I would drink all the time or would really look out for but it was interesting. I don't really think it ranks as high as everyone say's it does but one can tell it is definitely a product that was well invested in and brewed integrity.

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Photo of beerwhore27
3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was a strange cross between an American ale and a German weisse...reminded me of a dream I had once about Ryan seacrest getting raped in a ditch off the side of the autobahn by Adolph hitler...and then Ryan giving birth 9 days later to a moustached tanned baby with sauerkraut for hair...not a bad beer

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

(bottle date 14 093 - poured into a jet-rinsed Schneider glass)

A: liquid is a nectarine skin hue, hazy... fantastic, sparkly, cotton candy textured white foam - at first, it leaves a bizarre lacing pattern similar to the net-like pattern found on a cantaloupe - it later flattens out into connecting broad bands of lace... keeps a cap all the way down

S: this may be the first time I can honestly say I immediately recognized the aroma of Saphir hops - strawberry (and another berry - dried raspberry?)... strong rose-like floral phenolics... smells like a garden in spring

T: strawberry shortbread cookie... alcohol with a fruit brandy flavor in the finish... up front, a startlingly bold hop flavor and bitterness for a beer made in Germany - flowery, "noble" flavors... doughy undercurrent and a bit of a cookie maltiness and nutty note (perhaps from the yeast) in the aftertaste

M: soft, satiny flow... bit of lingering boozy warmth... mild drying sensation on the tongue... wondering if the extra hopping enhances the plushy texture of what's already probably a plumply round body

O: second time having this - the first time, years ago when it came out, I hate to admit, I may have drunk straight from the bottle while liquored up one night... mildly astonished just how flavorful and enjoyable this beer is... this bottle was only a couple months old - kinda curious how some of the older bottles I have compare... this is a wonderful hoppy alternative to your ubiquitous IPAs

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Photo of Triat00
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A perfect summer beer. Its a perfect balance between a weissen and an Ipa. You have the mouthfeel, the cloudyness, and the yeast taste from a schneider and you add hop. If youre a hop head and you want something crist, clear, clean and tasty, thats the beer you want to try.

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Photo of dsigmon
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

One of my favorite new beers, I could possibly even consider this one for a session...a short one obviously.

A: very cloudy light orangish color with big large head, little lacing

S: bananas, faint sour apples, cloves and spices, hops

T: very much of the banana and caramel in the background with some hoppy spiciness up front.

M: light with more than avg carbonation

D: very very good beer that I can drink in large quantities, taste never gets old

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Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Super cloudy, light amber in color, with a decent (but not fantastic) 1.5-finger head of off-white foam. Lacing is good, pretty typical for a Hefe.

S: A fantastic array of aromas! Hops aromas are strong, with fruity notes (pineapple and grapefruit) first and foremost in the nose. Deeper sniffs bring out the wheat beer notes that are so familiar in a Hefeweizen: sweet, malted grain; esters reminiscent of banana; spicy pepper with a touch of cloves.

T: Sweet grain is the initial flavor, followed by fruity pineapple and faint grapefruit flavors. Spicy notes are buried. The finish is more tart than bitter, especially for a beer with "hops" in the name.

M: Moist, nicely carbonated, with a moderately dry finish. The ABV is well-hidden.

O: A little too much sweet malt, especially when compared with what I expected based on the aromas. It's a solid concept, but to my taste a little more hops balance would have made it even better; the hops added fruitiness, but not much bitterness (I'm not saying they should hop it up to DIPA levels, just a bit more). Still, it's an enjoyable foray into a hybrid style.

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Photo of travolta
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Foamy and large head, very nice retention and lacing. Super cloudy with year everywhere. It is unfiltered apple cider in color and opacity.

Nose: Oily hops, floral, mango, yeast. A touch of cloves and aspirin.

Taste: Pepper, clove, and crushed aspirin. Hops and banana. It has great mouthfeel and is very well balanced.

Notes: This is very good!

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Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours just beautifully. It has a huge creamy white head that lasts forever. The beer itself is entirely opaque and is a very deep straw color.

The nose is wheaty, with some good light fruit esters, but these are dominated by some nice noble hop notes, hey, its a hoppy wheat beer!

The taste is a bit disappointing. It has the up front flavors of a typical wheat or hefeweizen but this quickly fades away to a grapefruity hoppiness that I don't think matches all that well with the wheat base. It is a rather strange combination to go from smooth wheat to grapefruity hops, a little odd.

This is interesting but not something I'd buy again.

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Photo of BlakeAJurgens
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Note: This is from the actual Schneider Weisse brewery in Kelheim.

A - Not a bad looking beer; small head with a cloudy, unfiltered burnt orange color. A decent amount of carbonation.

S - The bitter hops instantly strike, but it is eventually accented with scents more typical of your German Hefe, including citrus and clove. A really unique aroma which I haven't really encountered before, but it is extremely pleasant and inventive.

T - Complexity is apparent from the first sip; wheat and banana are the initially apparent, with a little clove, but as you near the middle the bitter hops give it a really strong kick, and then finishes with a brief hint of the higher alcohol content, floral accents, and a conspicuous yet charming sourness.. I've heard some refer to it as having a gin-aspect to it, which I can see.

M - The carbonation lightens the heavier consistency of the beer, medium bodied but on the heavier side. The bitter hops leave a sort of tingle behind every sip and the sourness lingers just a bit, which is quite a delightful ending.

O - A very complex beer that almost leaves you lost for words; the best way I can describe it would be the golden-child of a Hefe and IPA. Sweet yet sour, fruity yet bitter, this is a beer which should be experienced for those who love beers which bend boundaries. It is by far the most experimental German beer I've encountered and it does it well.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
91 out of 100 based on 744 ratings.