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

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Reviews: 741
Hads: 1,302
Avg: 4.07
pDev: 14.74%
Wants: 47
Gots: 113 | FT: 0
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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 ryan1788a5
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass, yeast added.

A: Pours a nice tawny color. Extremely cloudy. Creamy off-white head boasts great retention. Patches of lacing have a uniform spread.

S: Oily hops are front and center. Very floral and pithy, with undertones of mashed and pulpy under ripe mango. Peppery. Lots of nutty yeast. Gerber baby food- the pureed banana variety. Lightly clovey and medicinal. Big wheaty aroma, some toasty and crusty notes as well.

T: Clove and medicinal phenols land first. Notes of pepper and incense. Big creamy wheat impression, hints of cocoa and crust too. Very nutty and yeasty. Pureed banana. Hops bring a ton of flavor, but only a modest bitterness. Big floral notes of lavender. Pithy through and through. Some oily, wet herbal hop spice too. Finishes with lots of yeast and a fading spicy hop bite.

M: Light in body. Beautiful weizen mouthfeel- full and fluffy with a frothy milkshake texture. Ample carbonation. Hop astringency is very mild, just a slight raking on the tongue.

O: A top-notch weizenbock sees a generous hopping. On paper it sounds like a forced combination, but this actually fits together very nicely. The spicy herbal dimension points to noble hops, but the lavender? Has to be saphir. I can see this pairing very nicely with some sort of curry.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle was poured into a large tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a crazy three finger head that finally reduced to a small puffy layer. It is a hazy pale orange with a little bit of clarity and bubbles seen coming up through the bottom of the glass. Super awesome lacing as the beer was drank.

Smell: Lemony, citrus, clove, spices, bananas, bready wheat, grassy and floral hops, and a little sweetness.

Taste: Citrus, lemon, banana, clove, spices, wheaty, and a little sweet.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, chewy, mild lingering bitterness, full bodied, and low to medium carbonation.

Overall: Not top familiar with this style, but this beer is very delicious.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Obtained bottle from Willow Park liquor store in Calgary. Pours a dark peach amber color with ample white head. Aroma sweet and spicy, reminiscent of baked apple, banana bread, pineapple juice, caramel, honey, and sharp spice, almost like caraway when one factors in the bread and yeast. Smells like a hefeweizen with added fruit and spice. Flavor is complex and includes the expected banana and clove elements but also darker, sweeter malts. This beer is dry-hopped with German designer hop Saphir which adds strawberry sweet fruity notes to the classic German wheat yeasty esters. Malty and fruity, with strawberry and raspberry notes blending with raisin and date flavors from the dark malts. Loads of unripe pineapple that builds over time. Fairly heavy sweet palate gives way to bitter hops and green fruit in the finish. The total package works, maybe sweeter than advertised. More of a weizenbock with unique hop elements than a true fusion of styles.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle served in a german weizen glass.

A: Pours a strange and hazy pale yellow color with some notes of green. Forming a big, bubbled, creamy and soapy white head. Excellent retention and lots of chunks of soapy lacings left in the glass

S: Excellent mix of wheat, barley malts and hops. Bready, a bit fruity, slightly sweet snd deliciously hoppy

T: Great taste. A smooth and delicate Weissbier backbone with an also delicious touch of grassy and bit citric hops profile. Perfect bitterness balance. I overall, a dry but delicate beer

M: Medium and smooth body. Great grassy and herby hops aftertaste

O: Excellent drinkability. If there was a style such as "German Double IPA", this beer would represent it ;)

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Photo of brureview
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a light gold color with a 3F head in a Hefeweizen glass. The head resolved to 1F in a few minutes.

Strong spice aroma-stronger than other German wheat beers I have tasted.

The mouth feel is quite piquant and enhances the taste profile of the beer.

There is something special about this beer. It's a collab with Brooklyn Brewery- dry hopped with Hallertau Saphir hops- bringing out a broad taste- clove, spice and citrus with a refreshing finish.

Overall, a superb beer- a dual continent collab which creates a wheat beer with a different character- deeper spice and fruit.

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Photo of barczar
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky golden copper with a dense, frothy cream head that slowly dissipates, leaving spotty lacing.

Grain, fresh cut grass, herbal hops, and esters of banana and apple form the initial aroma. Earthy hops are evident, but pale in comparison to the estery notes. Citrus aromas of lemon and tropical tones emerge.

Flavor reveals sweet malt initially, fading to wheat and esters of banana and bubblegum, along with bruised apple and pear, and tropical pineapple. The finish is fairly dry, grassy, and a touch bitter and musty. Phenols surface as it warms.

Body is moderate to a touch light, smooth, with moderate carbonation and slight astringency at the finish. The alcohol is well hidden.

Very complex beer. Great variety of flavor, with excellent yeast esters. Expected more hop presence. Fairly sweet, as well.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle from LCBO poured into pint glass.

Appearance - Dark blonde in color, super hazy. Looks thick and rich. 2 fingers of creamy white head linger for a near eternity and leave a nice white cap on top for the duration. Probably the most peach colored beer I've run across. Oh and did I mentioned amazing retention?

Smell - Piney, with some subdued grapefruit, and hops. There's also a peach or apricot undercurrent in here somewhere.

Taste - Quite similar to the smell, the hops and grapefruits are present but mild in delivery. Sweetness is also detectable, again from what i'm think is some sort of peach or apricot undertone. Quite delicious.

Mouthfeel - Creamy and rich which is to be expected, but is quite refreshing due to the hops there and medium carbonation. Feels filling and you're not going to want to drink this all night, but absolutely wonderful. If I hadn't known before hand there's no way I would have guessed 8.2% ABV on this either.

Overall - So this makes 2 out of 3 beers I've had from this brewery that I consider to be absolutely the cream of the crop (Aventinus - Tap 6 being the other) and the hefeweizen (Tap 7) was a fine example as well. This was second sampling of this beer and it seemed even better than I remembered.

Updated November 21, 2014 - I've had this beer on multiple occasions since my original tasting, and well i love this beer. I think I had been a little harsh on the scoring previously, so those have been revised so I think this is a more accurate perception about how I truly feel about this beer.

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

served in a weizen glass

A-thick head and a beautiful golden copper hue. has that perfect wizen cloudiness to it.

S - banana and cloves are present as well as a strong citrus (orange i think) scent that really has me licking my lips.

T/M - delicious! you can really taste the blend of the two styles in this. the hops are prominent and as it goes down you can taste the smoothness and refreshing character or the wizen. the hops slowly turn into a more alcoholic taste as it goes down. starts off as a refreshing taste and comes off boozy at the end, but not as much as you'd expect from 8.2 ABV

O - im impressed by the collaboration here. i had doubts about combining the two styles but they've managed to pull off a pretty good beer here. I felt like the beer smelled more like a weizenbock, but tasted more like an IPA. it was a great drink for me, and i'd probably get a couple more bottles on my next visit to the lcbo. this beer wouldn't be for everybody but its definitely worth a try if you like either of these styles.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (50 cl.) purchased from Bières & Chopes, and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : unclear golden color, with huge white foamy head.
Smell : wheaty and grassy hoppy aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : wheat malty hoppy flavors with a lot of alcohol presence.
Drinkability : a nice beer in the German style Weizenbock.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Half finger head with lots of lacing on a hazy golden with copper hue body.

S: yeast, tropical fruit, syrup, banana, clove and medicinal notes.

T: spicy, medicinal and tangy/fruity hops, syrups, wheat, peppercorn.

M: syrupy, fairly thick body with light to moderate carbonation.

Overall: Nice hop flavor, complex for the style.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.42/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful golden color with just a hint of brown. Whir thick creamy layer of foam. Moderate clarity which translates to murky clarity off of the pour. The nose is a cross of wheat and grape fruit like hops. Very intriguing. Very velvety mouthfeel. Definitely wheat on the forefront of the palate quickly followed by some nice grape fruit like finishing hop flavor. This is a truly unique experience. Very refreshing.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy honey color with a few little suspended particles; gorgeous creamy beige head that is pretty aggressive at first before forming a nice cap of foam. Great retention; insane lacing.

Yeast, bananas, orange creamsicle. The hops aren't very prominent but they are there, they definitely temper how sweet it smells.

Crisp hops with really strong citrusy flavors at the same time. Rising booziness at the finish. Really nice.

Crisp and creamy. Starts off really fresh and feels increasingly sticky and boozy at the finish. Fantastic.

Really good beer. You can't beat a weisse beer for delicious, smooth 'well-balancedness' and the addition of hops really makes it stick out and makes it taste more interesting/exciting than if it was just a nice, unoffensive, easy drinking wheat beer.
Would have again, no questions. Worth finding.

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Photo of ToriBug13
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hopfenweisse Schinderweisse Hefeweisen

A- Yellow/amber. 1 inch thick head that dissipates into 1/2inch thick head leaving decent lacing behind.

S- Definitely a hef- great wheat and yeast in the nose. Also hints of banana, clove, and vanilla. This one’s even got some topical esters brewing.

T- Banana and wheat right out of the gate. After the first sip, I gave it a chance to warm to the proper temp. Thick caramel banana on the tongue, rich and sweet. It has low to medium carbonation, with that hint of clove that was in my nose. The hops adds a peachy mango taste. Interestingly, this beer claims to be extra hoppy for Americans, but without the extra carbonation American beers usually have its still definitely a German beer. Not bad, not mind blowing, absolutely well put together though.

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Photo of JMD
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Revisting this beer 7/13/13. Still delicious, but I stand by my initial reaction that this is not the best wiezenbock I've had. For me, Ayinger Weizenbock beats this one all day long.

A: Pours a cloudy auburn color with tones of light peach and orange. Frothy white head that fades quickly but leaves light lacing on the glass.

S: Wheat and yeast. Some sweet malt, herbal spice and nice blast of citrus & floral hops.

T: Tangy malt and yeast. Herbal with hints of peppery spice. Fruity elements play a prominent role as well, fresh strawberry and ripe banana. Nice hop finish with strong citrus notes.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and creamy, tingly finish that coats the mouth. Great texture.

D: Very nice weizenbock. Not the best I've had, but great flavor and great texture. For 8.2% ABV, the alcohol seems non-existent. I could easily drink a few of these in one sitting.

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Photo of RummyRedbeard
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Cloudy golden orange. Small head. Lots of yeast sediment stranded in this thick looking liquid.
Smell – A bit sour. Citrus fruits, mainly orange. Other fruity flavors, maybe banana and apple or pear. A bit boozy, reminiscent of other dopplebocks.
Taste – Malty, citrusy — mainly sweet orange mixes with a solid but not anything near abrasive hop bitterness. Sort of spicy on the tongue. Noticeable booze taste for the finish with a warming feeling.
Mouthfeel – Medium/heavy body, pretty thick as is expected with the appearance of this beer. Nice carbonation.

Though at times seeing things floating in your beer can seem slightly unsettling, the clusters of yeast that appear to be stranded in time are of a comforting manner. It is no different than watching an infinite amount of snowflakes fall in an abundant winter wonderland, or like seeing the stars stranded in the night sky. The smell is not the strongest suit here but it is interesting and definitely not a fault to the beer. The taste is deep and multiple fruity flavors shine through with a roaring kick of booze that has no remorse. I’ve had merely a few dopplebocks in my time but this is a wonderful representation of the style from what I can tell.

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Photo of TerryW
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks really good. Murky apple cider appearance with a large long-lived, firm head. Lots of carbonation action lurking in the haze. Looks deliciously homespun.

Yeast, yeast and fruit. Breadiness. A whiff of alcohol. Smells quite delicious, but there's a bit of a harsh medicinal not lurking in the background from the alcohol. All that goodness carries over into the taste. Yeast is good, hoppy bitter finish, fruity peaches. A bit again from the alcohol which I find a little distracting from the rest of the brew.

Carbonation is crazy sharp right out of the bottle. This needs to sit for a couple of minutes to breathe out some of that.

A little boozy, but mostly just tasty goodness. A little more aggressive across the board than your typical weiss. It all works.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ML bottle
Served in a weizen glass

A - It is very cloudy with chunks of yeast suspended in it. It is an orangish yellow color with an inch of beige head. It looks kind of like a wit.

S - It starts out with the spicy weizenbock smells, but the hops keep cutting in. I will assume this is an old beer because the hops smell faded.

T - The flavor is interesting. It tastes like a wheat IPA, which I guess that is essentially what it is. I get lots of citrus and some bitterness, but the spicy weizenbock flavors sneak in from time to time.

M - Medium

O - I am a huge fan of this brewery. This is the hoppiest German beer that I have had. It is a delicious flavor experiment.

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Photo of scott451
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured at cellar temperature into a point glass. A massive head on a cloudy dark apricot.

Smell is a very interesting. A nice sweet malt flavor along with plenty of fruitiness.

Hoppiness is definitely there but subdued and well melded so as not to upset the style. Very good.

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Photo of hopsolutely
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Perhaps not true to the style, but a version this self-described "hop head" thoroughly enjoyed. Bottle picked up at an LCBO in Toronto last week-end and is dated 060313.

Pours a hazy, darkened/wet straw colour with a decent white head that has good retention. Hop-forward aroma also has the bananas associated with wheat beers, and the fundamental aroma of German yeast. Taste was a stunning surprise until I read the label and learned of Garret Oliver's involvement : "west-coast" hop flavours! Delightful inclusion of citrus, mango and other tropical fruits melding nicely with the wheat, and leading into a pleasantly lingering bitterness to the finish.

The 8.2% ABV is scarily well hidden, and this beer remains a (non-traditional) very pleasant surprise.

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Photo of decimator
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a Weizen glass. ABV 8.2%.

A - Poured a cloudy deep gold with a 3cm off-white head. Head reduced to a long lasting thin cap. Some lacing.

S - Spice hits upfront, lots of fruity notes like banana, lemon, oranges & pineapple, some bread and herbal notes. Smells really nice.

T - Wheat, golden sugar, bananas, citrus fruit, grass and spices. The spicy/herbal note from hops are apparent throughout from the first sip to the finish and also into the aftertaste. As it warms a hint of booze comes through.

M - Medium carbonation, medium-heavy body, creamy, tangy, sticky, finish is just a bit gritty with a bit of heat.

D - I last reviewed this beer 3 years ago with a score of 3.53. Boy have my tastes changed since then. As a long time lover of wheat beers and recently IPAs, I've gained a new appreciation for hopfenweisse style beers.

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Photo of IchLiebeBier
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Very cloudy with sediment and yeast clumps; orangish with huge head

Aroma: Very interesting smell; spicy, like a Belgian wheat; orange citrus

Taste: Wow! Very interesting; very hoppy on start with a zippy, spicy, orange citrus mid and finish; very enjoyable, complex flavor profile

Remarks: Definitely one of my favorites so far; like a much better version of Hoegarden. But you have to be in the mood for it.

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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

Golden yellow in color with an orangish hue and hazy. Poured with a rich white foam that quickly reduced to a wispy cap that left sheets of wet lacings on the glass. Sharp citrus hop aromas with wheat malt and sweet banana beneath. Creamy smooth feel down the middle with more aggressive, fizzier carbonation on the edges. Tangy pink grapefruit, tangerine and lemon zest hop flavors. Wheat malt backbone with sweet banana, powdery bubblegum and a peppery spicy bite near the end. Finishes with lingering citrus hop and banana sweet aftertaste. A touch of booze sneaks end toward the bottom of the glass. An interesting collaboration brew.

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Photo of Beric
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Serving: Bottle into weizen glass
Served: 25 May 2015

Appearance: Pours a thick golden color with some yeast floaties settling to the bottom. Opaque, as expected. Pours with a 1.5 finger white crown that sticks around and leaves some nice lacing. Disappointed to see the larger chunks of yeast floaties hanging around.

Smell: Sweet wheat malts give this a fresh-baked-bread backbone and overlaid with a heap of spicy herbal hops. This beer smells really intriguing.

Taste: Hmm...not sure how I feel about this one. This is truly a hopped up wheat beer, not an IPA with a pinch of wheat thrown in. If you go into this expecting something like A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' you'll be sorely disappointed. The yeast flavors still come across- that typical banana and clove phenol of the weißbier- however, the beer is made much different by a medium assertion of spicy herbal hops. You can definitely get some of the Saphir hops from this, which always lead to some sort of funky, dank nobel hop flavors.

Mouthfeel: Really great body and carbonation like you'd expect from such a great brewer.

Overall: I was disappointed in this beer the second time around. Granted, last time I had it directly from the Munich brewpub, but I'm much further along on my beer journey now than I was then. This beer is testament that something that ain't broke don't need fixin'- a good weißbier, like those that Schneider Weisse distributes, doesn't need to be hopped to hell to be interesting. A true weißbier like this one and hops make for a strange drinking experience, one that is truly different- not altogether unpleasant or anything, but something that really doesn't belong together to begin with. I'd have this again, nonetheless, but probably not for some time. Perhaps I'll try finding a fresher bottle next time.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into tulip. Purchased at Grassroots Market in Jacksonville, FL on business. Pour was very un-eventful...meh. Hazy golden straw color (nice) no head (bad) ...but it is 8.2abv...so...
Smell is good - not mind blowing. Hoppy hefe. Noble hops meet banana and clove crispness. Its actually more hops than I would have thought.
Taste is firstly bitter hop and herbal grassy notes - then some underlying hefe typical banana and clove, but its crisp yet heavy...some spices sine through. Its super easy to drink and pleasant and very very different. Well worth a buy - especially for $5. There is very little you can fault here; and a lot to gain. Well worth it.

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Photo of weonfire
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Golden/Brown, 2" thick fluffy white head, patchy lacing, lots of yeast, very hazy

S - huge wheat, citrus, sweet carmel, chewy bubblegum

T - wheat, citrus, sweet carmel malt, bitter level was low (2/10)

M - med/thick body, high viscosity, frothy

O - Interesting taste. but i would say the nose is better than the taste. Nose is huge and awesome. Was a bit thinner than i expected. Alcohol is hidden so, so well. really sweet and carmely. not sure if i like the overly sweet wheat/carmel taste.

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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 741 ratings.