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

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pDev: 11.03%
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Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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

Dry-hopped w/ Hallertauer Saphir.

(Beer added by: John_M on 07-16-2007)
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alexgash

Connecticut

2.9/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

500 ml bottle.

Cloudy, pulpy, muddy orange body. Tall, rocky, three fingers of long-lasting, great-lacing, off-white head. Fresh wheat, boozy bananas, some clove, and loads of grassy, herbal hops on the nose. Interesting. Herbal bitterness up front. Toasted wheat bread malts follow. Rummy fruits, with accents of banana, and some tropical fruit follow. Some bitter astringency shows through and almost tastes medicinal. Boozy finish with lingering fruit and herbal hops. Medium-bodied with a soft feel. Disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2008 01:29:48 | More by alexgash
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TheLiterati

California

3.18/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First a disclaimer: Aventinus, my absolute favorite beer, is also brewed by G. Schneider & Sohn. And while i know it would not be fair or ethical to judge Hopfen-Weisse on anything but its own merit. Still, given the stellar quality of Aventinus, let's just say I had high hopes.

i enjoyed a 500 ML bottle with the usual Schneider Weisse logo and label. The only mention of Brooklyn is just above the name of the beer.

Poured a deep yellow-orange color with a big creamy head. Impressive-looking, I must admit. As for aroma, I could detect the usual notes of banana and clove, plus a nice hint of hoppiness.

Mouthfeel was quite smooth and velvety.

However, I was not overly impressed by the taste. It was not at all bad - it just wasn't what I'd hoped for - perhaps a bit more character from each style represented in this hybrid. The bottle I had seemed like the brewers could have pushed the taste envelope a bit more for a more "evolved" flavor.

Still - and judging solely on its own merit - I found the Hopfen Weisse quite drinkable, and will try it again as it is available.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2008 23:37:31 | More by TheLiterati
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kwakwhore

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful light orange pour with a large and long lasting head.
Cloves dominate the aroma along with some fruity esters and a bit of hops.
Cloves and hops are the most prominent element of the flavors. I'm not a huge wheat beer fan but the hop bitterness is a big selling point for me and it provides a balance which I don't see in a lot of weizenbocks. Probably the most balanced wheat beer I've tasted.
A very refreshing beer both on the tongue and the palate. Pleasantly carbonated.
Pretty easy drinking beer for 8.2%abv.
As previously stated, I haven't been a huge fan of wheat beers, but this beer is going to force me to reevaluate that stance.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2008 12:59:58 | More by kwakwhore
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aubuc1

Florida

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 ml bottle in to a goblet.

Pours a hazy, light orange with a nice white head.

Smell is of tart banana, clove and yeast.

Taste is surprisingly mellow yet sharp. Very balanced flavor that is not too fruity.

Nice carbonation gives a good mouthfeel.

As good as expected.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2008 00:29:41 | More by aubuc1
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FtownThrowDown

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, light gold in color. Decent head on the pour. Smell is wheat, but I'm getting quite a bit of clove in this as well. You get a bit of the lemony banana flavor in the taste. A little zing from the citrusy hops. Decent mouthfeel and a pretty easy drinker for being 8.2%.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2008 00:13:42 | More by FtownThrowDown
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nomisugitai

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Big dissapointment.

Appearance - Nice head, yeasty weizen

Smell - Nice hop smell with a little yeast

Taste - Sweet malt liquor. Reminded me of OE. Not good. Alcohol takes over.

Mouthfeel - Syrupy

Drinkability - I wouldn't want to drink more than 1

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2008 16:00:31 | More by nomisugitai
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johnnieoz

Texas

3.28/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Disclaimer: I have lived on the East Coast and in Sweden, where Brooklyn Brewery brews are generally far easier to come by than here in LA. Just yesterday I was downing an excellent Brooklyn Brown @ their jazz cafe @ Newark Airport and Schneider Aventinus is one of my absolute favorites. So I am very excited about this baby.

The 500 ml bottle has the Schneider logo featured prominently and only mentions Brooklyn by name and in the description. Are there two different labels for the Schneider version (the photo on this page has the Brooklyn logo in the center of the label)?

A: An amber color reminiscent of the Schneider Original Weisse - though this one's a shade lighter if memory ain't playing its tricks on me. A thick one inch head lies atop heaps of carbonation.

S: Distinct pale ale aroma mixed in with some wheat smells. In other words: an apricot and slightly hoppy bouquet thrown in with some clove and bready malts. Banana is well hidden if present at all.

T: This is refreshing and quite tasty. Yet I find it somewhat confused and the "wrong" kind of bitter. There is too much pale ale and tripel here and not enough weizenbock/hopfen weisse. Call me conservative but I prefer an excellent Pikantus or Aventinus; or Sierra Nevada Celebration and Stone IPA to this. Still, this is quite a different brew altogether, so some may love it.

M: Great carbonation. Flavors abound from this medium-bodied brew as it whirls around the tongue and gums.

D: The potpourri flavors and higher alcohol content made this a less drinkable ale than I had expected. I wasn't necessarily looking forward to the next sip.

This beer is clearly a labor of love, but it needs tweaking to achieve a little more balance. I long to try the Brooklyn version. Wonder which one I'll prefer? I prefer American hops but also German wheat beers.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2008 04:23:13 | More by johnnieoz
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into a Weizen glass.

Pours a cloudy, burnt orange with a huge, poofy giant head of brite-white foam that actually takes a bit of time to get it all in the glass. All of that shrinks down pretty far, until about a 1/4 finger of retention is left but that flares up nicely, leaving thick swathes of lacing behind. The aroma is a nose tingling fume of fresh, hoppy esters and floral notes that dominate, followed by additional notes of yeast, wheat, caramel, orange citrus, lemon, clove, and an underlying tingle of yeast. There's a lot going on!

The taste possesses a nice medium hop bitterness that pops on the palette. That's supported by a solid base of wheat and sweet caramel that are layered under additional notes of tangy lemon and orange citrus, clove, and yeast. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a touch of beef to it but is overall very smooth and easy with the feel.

This was well done, being both complex and a touch thick but still coming off as quite refreshing and quaffable. I'm glad to see that this is going to hopefully be a yearly release, as I'm good to put a bottle of this down each summer.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2008 16:45:05 | More by Kegatron
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CrellMoset

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Whole Foods, Charlottesville, VA. Poured into an Aventinus weizenbock glass.

Appearance: Huge white bubbly foamy fast fading head. Leaves bubbly white but sparse lacing. A hazy, dirty, particulate-filled body

Aroma: Very sweet and wheaty, with peppery and spicy notes that are actually, in conjunction with the tart, acidic-smelling notes, reminiscent of BBQ sauce, strangely enough. The bouquet of hops here - the aforementioned citrus, a nice collection of floral and leafy notes - is pleasant, but not mindblowing. The typical Belgian banana note isn't strong here, but comes through as things warm.

Taste: Plenty of great spicy, leafy hop notes - delicious, delicious dry-hopping - that works well with the clove- and pepper-like spices and funky, earthy, yeasty notes. Citrus as well - mostly orange, though some tarter lemon, as well.

Mouthfeel: Very light and fluffy, medium-to-full bodied, average bubble size. Soft, pleasant.

Drinkability: It's ... well, it's a dry-hopped weizenbock is what it is, and a pretty damn good one once it warms up. It's well done, it's enjoyable, it's drinkable, it's refreshing, the alcohol's well-hidden - all in all, a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2008 01:50:05 | More by CrellMoset
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Kraken

Maryland

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

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a 20oz pint glass. Soft pour yields 5 fingers of foaming white billious head. Great head retention and terrific lacing. Pours a wonderful golden amber.

Nose- A blast of floral hops. Citric undertones. My mouth is watering.

Taste- Initially sweet, candy like, citric undertones. Slightly bready. Then the hops kick in with a very nice long bitter finish. Very good. Hopped weisse beers maybe a new favorite.

Mouthfeel- Good carbonation. Soapy mouth feel. Love the bitter finish.

Drinkability- Fantastic. I had to read the label to know that this was 8.2%. Booze is totally hidden. Seek out.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2008 02:27:34 | More by Kraken
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ctdfalconer

California

3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I bought this beer because I always go for things that appear new or unique and I'm pretty sure that these brewers got together out of a desire to share their passion more than to collaborate on a mere marketing exercise. I've had a long familiarity with imported Schneider product, but I have had very little exposure to Brooklyn beer, being a west coaster.

This is a very easy-drinking beer for one so strong. It has the solidly spicy clovey aroma as one expects from Schneider Weizen, and I glad for that because it would have been a mistake to load up the hop aroma on top of that. It would have just been a train wreck. As it is, the initial perception comes off like a big, rich hefeweizen, but then the finish fades into a bracing hoppy dryness, which is a grand way for a beer to finish. All in all, I find this to be a refreshing conflation of traditional methods; a successful experiment. I would drink it again, though it was a bit pricey.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2008 00:33:19 | More by ctdfalconer
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david131

California

4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- A very cloudy yellow/orange color with a little bit of light coming through on the edges. The head is very thick and creamy and has a nice eggshell effect.

S- Bananas, clove, a little bit of lemon and orange rind. Very aromatic and appealing.

T- Clove and bananas, some alcohol and orange rind with a splash of breadiness. Complex and tasty.

M- Pretty creamy with a perfect carbonation level.

D- A very enjoyable and well done. The alcohol is well hidden. I would make this a regular thing, but the price affects the purchaseability a bit.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2008 01:48:14 | More by david131
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

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

Appearance - pours a hazy straw with a touch of amber. Plenty of foam as some four fingers spring up quickly. A very stiff cap, yielding slowly, and a steady flow of bubbles from underneath. Cavernous openings in the foam as the head recedes very unevenly. Not nearly as dark as I was expecting, but a fine looking beer nonetheless.

Aroma - initially has a citrus hop smel, like an APA. Sets up more like a stiff dunkelweizen with the banana yeast and perfumy alcohol vapor.

Taste - sweet, yeasty and spicy. The alcohol pushes the malty flavor but the hops find their own space, pushing through after the swallow. A start of some grapefrui rind bitterness, but the potent yeast and abv stay in control. The aftertaste, with the hops and sweet fruitiness, have a slight floral soapiness to them. Finishes with another little hit of hop bitterness as the palate dries. The hops get a little bolder and spicier with warming. As during the entire experience, the abv flavor is there, telling the brew's potency.

Mouthfeel - smooth, with just enough weight to feel above average in body. Carbonation is crisp but diminished by the beer's bigness.

Drinkability - a creative and tasty example from Brooklyn. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2008 03:19:35 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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mullenite

Florida

3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a typical weizen with a very thick and rich head that left a very nice lacing.

Smelled of hops, bananas, and a little citrus.

There were so many flavors in this it was amazing. Hops, bananas, and a light alcohol all fought for attention as the drink rolled through my mouth. Alcohol appearing mostly at the start and letting the hops steal the show with just a small hint of banana in the background. Moderate carbonation and a fairly thick brew made for a great mouthfeel.

Drinkability suffered only because of the strength of the alcohol, it came through a little strong for it to be a real big drinker but the 500ml bottle was easy to get down and at 8.2% I was ready to take a break or switch to something a little light anyway.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2008 20:02:07 | More by mullenite
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Riggo

Oklahoma

4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale golden color. Strong, lively head one would expect for a weisse beer. The aroma is definitely not what one would expect from a german wheat, but wow! Really unique and wonderful aroma mixing the german wheat and american penchant for hops. Initially, nose is of effervescent pineapple, mint, and pine followed by the familiar banana element. In the mouth, a prickly bitterness on the tongue with a back and forth dance between piney hops and fruity bananas, apple, and pear. Finish is of lingering banana and pineapple with the tang of hops; clean, with some richness of alcohol (8.5%).

A really fantastic experiment here. More please.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2008 20:00:20 | More by Riggo
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse pours up with gusto creating a voluptuous white head that towers above the slightly hazy sunset-deep golden color. Awesome head retention! The ripe fruitiness (apricot, banana, mango, orange, tangerine, tropical fruit) and floral spiciness from the hops create a wonderfully inviting nose that compliments the fresh wheatberry bread character nicely. There's just a touch of perceivable alcohol set in the background. The full, sweet maltiness has just a touch of caramel and some Munich toastiness which is cut swiftly by a concentrated bitterness that brings about a lingering off-dry malty finish. The strength is well intergrated which further aids the overall complexity and makes this one nearly ethereal. This amazingly fruity, hoppy, medium-full bodied weizenbock delivers a plethora of complex flavors & aromas. This one is worth "tracking" down and comes highly recommended. Here's to the "Beer Matadors" of Garrett Oliver & Hans-Peter Drexler and their fine collaboration.

PROST! Beertracker

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2008 02:04:21 | More by Beertracker
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changeup45

Florida

3.28/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Corked 750 ml bottle. Light orange color with a huge fluffy head with good retention leaving a lot of lacing. Aroma is very floral with light zesty fruits, hops and some champagne. The hops taste zesty and citrusy with a malt base present, some bubblegum and champagne in there as well. At times it seemed a little like chemicals. It's not alcoholic but it is bold. Finishes a little sour and tangy with a lemon zing. A interesting and unique beer. I can see some hefe in it, some imperial pilsner as well but I woudn't categorize it as either of those. Fun to try but not something I'd want to have on a regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2008 22:47:21 | More by changeup45
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scruffwhor

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazey, cloudy amber orange with not nuch of a head after the pour. Great looking beer, could just use some more foam. The aroma has a great dry bread aroma that has a lot of hops for a weizenbock. The malts and more than average amount of hops make for a combination of traditional and interesting tasting beer. You can taste wheat flavors of banana and cloves plus the British hops adding agreat citrus note to the sweet malts. Can barely tell how high the alcohol content is. The palate is bitter and fruity sweet. A little syrupy palate. Great beer and a great flavor combination for the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2008 04:07:34 | More by scruffwhor
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TheMistler

District of Columbia

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

Had on draft, in a weizen glass. Having had the Brooklyner - Schneider version, I simply had to give this one a try. My friend, newly introduced to craft beer, nicely summarized the appearance - "tall, light and handsome." Cloudy orange-ish gold with lots of a nicely leavened, puffy head. Great retention, and a little lacing.

A classic weizen nose - yeasty, like a wheat bread, maybe with some light caramel, and the strong whiff of banana - is augmented by hoppy undercurrents of pine and lemon. I appreciate that the hoppiness on the nose is somewhat subtle, in comparison to the Brooklyner - Schneider.

Rolls through the mouth with some banana and spices. Clove is certainly present. As some hoppy pine and zest came through towards the end I also think I detected some pepper. This might have been the alcohol first making its presence known, as there is definite alcohol warming of the throat at the end.

This beer is very substantial, but not at all overwhelming. Full-bodied and bready, but with some buttery slipperiness (from hop oils?) and all of it nicely and crisply carbonated.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2008 20:34:01 | More by TheMistler
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gonzo46and2

Florida

3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy light colored hay with a big white head. Bottle had a huge collection of yeast at the bottom and my bottle doesn't have the brooklyn logo as prominent as showing on the profile picture.

The smell was overpowering soap, detergent, shampoo, hops and no malt.

Taste is a bit more balanced but the soapyness was prominent.

Mouthfeel is nice with soft carbonation and light finish.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2008 02:34:01 | More by gonzo46and2
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jenitivecase

Kansas

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

A: Orange-gold and hazy, with some visible floaters. Pours with a nice fluffy head which maintains retention.

S: Yeasty, with lots of citrus and banana. Hops are also detectable, as well as some grassy scents reminiscent of a freshly mown lawn.

T: Very fresh and clean. The taste starts out with a kick of spices (cardamom, clove) Again, lots of grassy flavors, as well as the citrusy fruity tastes and the banana flavor coming from the yeast. A bit of the bubble gum flavor typical to hefeweizens is also present. Overall, basically a bigger, more intense hefeweizen, but with more hop character and a bigger body.

M: Again, very *fresh.* Crisp, clean taste, with a medium body and a creamy aftertaste that lingers just enough to be pleasant.

D: Pretty delicious. The larger body makes it a bit less session-able than a typical hefe, but it's still a pleasure to drink, and I could see myself knocking back quite a few of these if I had them.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2008 05:49:53 | More by jenitivecase
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DoubleJ

California

3.03/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Of the Schneider beers I've had so far, I have loved their heavier beers (Aventinus & Aventinus Eisbock), but merely satisfied by their session wheat beers (Schenider Weisse & it's organic component). This beer falls into the heavy category, so that's a good sign. On to the beer:

Banana peel yellow in color with tocuhes of cloudiness and yeast. Aroma is unique, starts with a tropical fruity hoppiness, then in comes banana and pinneapple. So far, me likey.

I'm not sure it I love my banana flavored beer to be mixed with a tropical and hoppy flavored beer. The banana comes in, then it gets smackedown by the hops. Taste of canned pinneapples. I get hop juice as well, but it just doesn't seem right.

I've had my share of hoppy wheat beers that I've liked. This one has too much going on. Either dominate with the hops are just have a pinch of them, blending the two makes an odd concoction.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2008 03:05:01 | More by DoubleJ
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clayrock81

Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass for a fraetly carbonated cloudy, oranish body with golden hues. Came to a quickly receeding, mind you, three-finger head that left a ring as it went down. A great smell of citric (bananas and lemon mostly) with some earth tones as well as some sweet and sugary malts (honey/candy?). There were some spices such as coriander and pepper along with hints of dark fruit like black cherries in the smell as well. An intense hop bite with tropical flavors such as banana, orange, lemon and pear (citric flavors too, I know) hit my tongue first as it is a chewy, thick medium body that is smooth and creamy. Must be some fulelr malts in there like dough or something. The pepper and clove spices are on the sides and they balance well, as nothing is overpowering in this beer. A slightly dry, mildly sweet backbite, something akin to sour apples or something with some tartness. Not only is the price great (especially compared to the Brooklyn's version) but with the exceptional alcohol burn on a couple sips they hid the ABV well, and I could session this bad boy. The better of the two collabos in my opionion (not that the B-S version isn't also great).

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2008 16:22:17 | More by clayrock81
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Floydster

California

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

500 ml bottle split with a friend at Naja's Place for $6.50, poured into a Paulaner weizen glass, consumed 8/18/08, reviewed from notes

A-Light golden orange color, almost a three inch soapy white head, did not budge for a long time fantastic retention, some lacing
S-Wheat, cloves, bananas, sweetness, lots of orange peel, coriander, lemon, flowers, bubble gum, honey, cream, berries, sweet yeast, and earthy aromas
T-Starts off with a big fruity flavor, some toasty bread in the middle with some bananas as well, finish has light alcohol and a little dryness caused by the cloves and various spices, gets more sweet as time goes on with a lot of orange and lemon coming to the surface, nicely balanced and not too reliant on wheat
M-Fruity, chewy, and slightly dry mouthfeel, light carbonation but it was fitting, medium bodied, taste stuck around nicely
D-Smooth, alcohol was hidden well, ABV is a little above average, could have drank the bottle by myself but glad I shared, decent drinkability

Always cool to try a brewer collaboration, Brooklyn makes good beer and this was no exception, have not had much of this style but was pretty good, might drink again, recommended

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2008 19:31:08 | More by Floydster
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daliandragon

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up today almost as an afterthought but I am now appreciating its impressiveness as I watch the head slowly dissipate in front of me. A mighty straw color with orange highlights and a serious three inches of head. The nose is an epic lightsaber duel between citrus hops and banana clove. Game on.

Wow. This really is a half breed. I can easily make out the banana and clove and wheat and, hey, it's a hefeweizen. However, while my brain is registering this, my tongue is being drenched in citrus and pine hop attack. Not quite like anything I've had before. Mouthfeel is light and mostly thin, which the alcohol takes advantage of.

This beer is brilliant, like a guy juggling six oranges with one hand, doing card tricks with the other, balancing a ballerina on his head while jumping rope. Ultimately, however, it's almost a little too much to take. Recommended to try, but not something for a lazy evening at the pub or kicking back with the game.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2008 05:42:10 | More by daliandragon
Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
91 out of 100 based on 1,084 ratings.