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

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Ratings: 1,242
Reviews: 726
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 39
Gots: 91 | 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 armock
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a hazy yellow color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of banana cloves and hops

T - This is a good tasting beer follows the nose with banana clove and hop flavors

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - I'm really enjoying this beer a hopped up wheat is bad ass the flavor is very good if you like wheat beers and hops this is a must try

Photo of elniko
3.16/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from Euro bottle into weizen glass. Doing back to back tasting with Schneider and Brooklyn version.

A: Hazy golden colored with nice one finger head and heavy lacing. High carbonation apparent.

S: Almost a soapy quality from the European hops, I don't really get any sort of wheat quality.

T & M: Wheat tones not apparent in the nose do come out in the taste. There is a very sweet quality to the brew. Mouthfeel quite soft in its texture. Nearly soapy quality in the nose comes through in the finish with the Hallertau hops.

D: Drinkable but the sweetness got pretty old by the end of the bottle. Don't think I'll be seeking out again. On to the Brooklyn version.

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

Has a cloudy golden color. Has a nice head too that does not last long.
Smells of flowers and hops. A weird combo but I get both along with the basic hefeweizen smells.
Tastes like a nice hoppy weisse beer. Does that make sense? Oh well. This beer has the banana notes that I expected, but with the large amount of hops they use in this I get the floral smell and taste as well. Strange but intriguing.

Another good beer from Schneider and Sohn.

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

Appearance - 4.5
Pours two fingers of creamy off-white head over a cloudy body, toffee-orange in colour.

Smell - 4.0
An intriguing aroma that combines the Weizenbock and IPA styles. I can detect clove, mixed spice, bitter orange and menthol.

Taste - 4.0
The first impression is that the beer is more IPA than Weizenbock. Soft wheaty flavours of fresh white bread, banana and clove are there, but nearly overwhelmed by the pine needles, menthol and bitter orange of the hops. Assertively, powerfully bitter in the finish, a bit medicinal and boozy in the finish.

Mouthfeel - 3.5
Fine carbonation, less fizzy than a regular Weizenbock, full bodied and bordering on syrupy when it warms. More carbonation would be an improvement.

Drinkability - 4.0
Definitely something I would drink again if I was feeling like something tasty but weird.

OVERALL - 4.05
A strange beer in that it blows away all of the normal yardsticks for rating a beer of its style. Weizenbocks are not supposed to be bitter, but this one is, and it's really nice! The weizen character increases with warmth, when cold it seems almost pure IPA. A wheat beer made for hop heads.

Photo of Hopnobbin
4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

If you can consider this beer a hefewiezen, then it'd be my all time favorite....I love beers you can't see through! Beautiful golden cloudy color, so many flavors in this one. Yeasty, citrisy, sweet, sticky...heaven in a bottle. No time to review, must drink!

Photo of vacax
3.23/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy dark orange, generous white head, good retention and lacing. Aroma is big, herbal, somewhat medicinal, spicy hops, estery banana, fruity, with some pronounced alcohol. The flavor is as pungent as the nose, esters, banana, flora and herbal hop bitterness which carries into the finish along with a spicy alcohol ending. Strong, somewhat unique brew, but not particularly appealing. Body is medium, lightly creamy midrange carbonation. Not something I like to drink too much of.

Photo of obywan59
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2nd back to back Schneider brews in 8 days. The last of the brews from the Schneider-Weisse gift box.

Poured into a weizen glass, it yielded a 2 finger head. At first I thought it was going to be clear. I went back to confirm, and yes, all the rest were cloudy. When I looked at the beer again, I could see particulates floating throughout, but more clear at the bottom, almost completely clouded over at the top, but with particles still visible. As I watched, the particles slowly settled and the beer became uniformly cloudy. Neat!! Nice orangey/tropical look to it.

As others have said, this brew smells of over-ripe citrus. Oranges in my case. Light banana.

More ripe oranges in the taste becoming more grapefruit-like in the finish. Some prickle on the tongue with warming alcohol down the throat. Some bitter citrus peel at the end. Quite a different tasting brew. Yummy!

Moderate body, but seeming refreshingly light after the Aventinus.

Very drinkable. Quite refreshing.

Overall, my favorite brew of the Schneider-Weisse giftbox. (Schneider-Weisse (2), Edel-Weisse, and Aventinus are the others) With the strong citrus component, it might make for a great summer brew, even though it's of a thicker body.

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

A – Very good looking, cloudy gold-orange with a pillowy white head and thick lacing.

S – Like over-ripe citrus, funky, hoppy.

T – It has an intriguing taste of over-ripe oranges, tangerine peel, yellow grapefruit juice with a very dry and prickly finish; not a sippin’ beer, more of a delicious, slightly sour / bitter / astringent chugger. Like a giant beer mimosa.

M – Relatively thin with sharp and dry finish, ending hot like champagne. But it is a nice thing, complex…

D – It is probably not widely palatable, but we thought it was exceptionally drinkable.

Photo of Reaper16
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500mL bottle served into a weissbier glass

Pours a light, translucent shade of tangerine orange. The eggshell head is pretty darn frothy with sudsy lacing. Pretty simple but beautiful.

This smells an awful lot like a wheatwine, specifically Boulevard's Harvest Dance. Lots of tangy, lemony wheat aromas play with the sizable hops scents. When mixed together the aromas form a fruity cereal grain scent -- almost exactly like Fruity Pebbles. Kind of bizarre but in a fun way.

On its face the individual flavor components don't sound like they would make something the sum of which is better than its parts. Wheaty malt bill, an abundance of grassy hops and a generic yeasty taste all -- somehow -- make something that tastes pretty good. There is still an element of Fruit Loops/Fruity Pebbles. I can see where that would be off-putting to some. Overall this just barely earns a 4.0 grade but you may love this flavor.

The mouthfeel is indistinguished. The heavy malt bill provides thickness but not a creamy texture. It feels boring in the mouth. But it isn't technically poor or anything, just bland. The drinkability is fine. Its at a little over 8% ABV but I don't foresee people wanting multiple bottles of this in one session. The bottle goes pretty quickly.

This is one unique beer. I wish that I liked it more but I can't fault it for being interesting. It is very solid and I can see some people really loving this beer.

Photo of Mora2000
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dirty yellow straw color with a small white head. Lots of suspended yeast throughout the beer. The aroma is citrus with bready malt and a slight hop character. The flavor is yeast, lemon, bready malts and hops. I didn't think this one was as complex as the Brooklyn version. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Good drinkability.

Photo of DerBayer
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

HA this is supposedly the same as the old Schneider-Brooklyner but I must say more sueffig - sampled in the Weisse Braeuhaius itself!

The taste look and smell are AMAZING - Weizenbock meets IPA - the beer that s got it ALL!!!!

It combines the depth and complexity of a Weizenbock with the freshness and spiceyness of a very good IPA - this is fucking outstanding!!!

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

Thanks to whoneeds8 for sending this one to me!

A- Body is a very hazy translucent golden hue. Pours with a 2-3 finger soapy white head that immediately fades to a thin collar and has good retention from there. Traces of lacing left all the way down the glass. The cloudiness is thick and dynamic.

S- A floral/ noble hop profile is soft yet the most dominant part of the nose. Behind this is a mild citrus fruit tone.

T- Soft flavor upfront of oranges with a hint of floral hop overtones. A a big dose of sweet, bready yeast comes through for the finish as well as the floral hops kick in more for the finish also and leave a very mild bite to them as a hint of citrus juice sticks around.

M- heavenly. A medium amount of soft bubbly carbonation compliments a silky smooth light to medium weight yeasty body with just a touch of juicy hop oils.

D- This is a great brew. The European version of this collaboration has a much softer, less aggressive, more noble character- though I do enjoy the boldness of the American version as well. The 8.2% is undetectable and this is a very drinkable, good brew.

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

Poured into a standard pint glass (it was the best option available).

Appearance: Body is very hazy and varies from pale yellow to deep goldenrod in color. The body turned a few shades darker and became totally opaque once the sediment was dumped in. A short, white, sudsy, sticky head sits on top and drags lots of sticky lacing.

Smell: Wheat malt, banana, clove, leafy hops, lemon, honey, and a medley of other subtle aromas. Spices peak through from the background. Very nicely done - mouthwatering.

Taste: Lemon, wheat, and earthy-like esters stand out the most. Clove is certainly there too, as is dry pine and... corainder? The hops make their presence felt in the aftertaste: there's some sturdy bitterness in this beer. Mild spiciness throughout. Loads of complexity, but kind of odd at the same time.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, effervescent, dry, and clean - a very interesting combo. Aftertaste is mild. Prickly and tingly too.

Drinkability: A bit heavy, but a fun beer to drink. While it wasn't as good as I remember it being, I'm still a big fan of this beer. This was probably the fourth or fifth time I've bought it, and I'll continue to buy it as long as it's on the shelves.

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

weissbeer with american hop?? yes its a hit
A: it is a german weiss color dark yellow

S: i have a nbit of a cold so i smelt very little

T: that of a weissbeer with lot of bitter flavors of american hops good try.

its a beer to watch out for you think that you drink a weiss but with 8.2% and 0'5 bottle its tricky but nice more experiments like this please.

Photo of ryanonline
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice brownish gold pour with a large fluffy white head, good lacing.

smell (i've been slightly sick and congested so its hard to smell) is banana and maybe a little clove, some hoppiness with some mustyness.

taste is slightly spicy with some fruitiness (banana). piney hop finish.

oily mouthfeel, even kind of soapy. not bad though.

good body and goes down smooth. very drinkable.

good beer wish i could taste and smell it a little better. really refreshing, which is sort of uncommon in a 8% beer.

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

Appearance - This is a fuzzy dark orange in color with a nice white head.

Smell - There are some super-sharp citrusy hops in here that are full of spices and herbal notes. There is some nice yeast in here but it is really hard to find. The light banana though keeps this one honest.

Taste - These flavors remind me more of a stiff Belgian bitter, and then you have the banana and clove of the weizen style. This is really a complex beer with flavor combinations that I have never had before. I get everything from the nose with maybe a bit more malt.

Mouthfeel - Man is this a thick beer. It's almost full-bodied and is a meal unto itself. The carbonation is strong but fluffy.

Drinkability - This is a very different beer and almost impossible to rate using style standards or comparisons to past examples of the style. I know it was very fun and exciting to drink though so thumbs up for that.

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

Single bottle (looks like a 2009 date, but I can't tell) poured into a Hefeweizen glass.

Appearance: Poured slowly without disturbing the sediment you get an amber yellow beer with a large big cell foam (about 1/3") on top. Pouring in the rest of the sediment gives you the same color but now cloudy and maybe a hint more orange. Lots of bubbles moving up through the glass.

Smell: Grapes, grapefruit (maybe an orange citrus) are the strong smells here. Yeast is faint. Not bad, but not what I was expecting.

Taste: To some extent is really is a weizenbock with a lot of hops to it. The alcohol is there just a tiny hint at the end to remind you that you're drinking a stronger beer, but up front is the hops and wheat beer flavors. For the fruit one gets with a wheat beer I'm definitely getting grapes, but the citrusy hops are there to along with a hint of sweetness. Again, my eyes are saying hefeweizen but my tastebuds are saying something else. Good...but hard for me to decide if this a wow or just a "Mmmm good, glad I tried it".

Mouthfeel: Almost no carbonation on the tongue despite the bubbling in the glass. There is a chewy nature to the drink, but up front only. As it passes the tongue it's pleasantly coating.

Drinkability. Definitely a beer to experience and sip, but I can't see myself trying it again. Hopefully I can find the Brooklyn version of this to compare to out of curiosity, but I'll stick to traditional weizenbocks and hefeweizens which it appears I like better.

Photo of superdedooperboy
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Received this in a trade with JJFoodie. Thanks a ton!

500 ml brown Euro-style bottle poured into a weizen glass. Yeast sediment poured directly into the glass.

Pours a ruddy golden hue with loads of haze. A creamy beige head rises up a finger high before dissipating fairly quickly to just a ring crowning the beer's surface. A few thin legs of lace linger on the walls of the glass as the ale drains away.

The nose is just as wonderful as the Brooklyn-brewed version, only this time the bright citric hop notes are replaced with an incredibly floral noble hop bouquet. As the beer warms to room temperature fruity banana-like esters become a little more evident, and a whiff of boozy alcohol slips into the aroma as well.

This Weizenbock is mildly carbonated with a medium-heavy body, yet there's just enough carbonation to keep things smooth. The German Hefeweizen characteristics show up a bit more in on the palate, with a sweet underlying malt character becoming the foundation for some mild banana and clove; the hops don't come in until toward the mid-rear and provide a slightly spicy, almost herbal-floral touch and a bit of dry bitterness, though not quite enough to completely counteract the heavy maltiness. The finish is a little dry with a lingering combination of fruity/floral hops and light, sugary malt sweetness that lingers forever. Alcohol is well-hidden on the tongue.

Drinkability here is an issue: While the flavors keep it somewhat light, the beer is too heavy to come anywhere near a quaffer, and the alcohol level really hits the head after a full halb-Liter. Overall, though, this is a real winner and, together with the Brooklyner-Schneider version, this is a masterful collaboration between two skilled and highly-respected brewmasters.

Photo of ckeegan04
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Very hazy darkened orange color with hints of brown. Thick, off-white head with excellent retention. Spotty lacing left behind.

S - Big fruity aromas with lot sof banana and a hint of citrus fruit. Wheatiness really begins to come through as the beer warms. Hints of spice as well, primarily clove.

T - Surprisingly bitter for a big wheaty beer like this. Lots of fruit with banana and hints of citrus. Light spiciness. Wheat tastes really come through later in the drink, especially as it warms. The bitterness really carries through and I think it plays very nicely with the fruit tastes.

M/D - Medium bodied and very chewy. Carbonation is very crisp. Surprisingly easy drinking, especially given the bitterness and the 8%+ ABV.

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

Appearance - [Somewhat cloudy amber with a thin head. Large bubbles.] That was what I wrote after pouring the first half into my glass (stuck with a 14 oz glass right now). After pouring in the second half, the beer is extremely cloudy and yellow! I think that's the biggest difference between two halves of the bottle that I've ever seen.

Smell - Banana, clove, coriander, wheat, alcohol, flowery hops. A bit of pepper.

Taste - The hops really come through on this one. I guess it's not called Hopfenweisse for nothing! Some citrus and pine in the hop flavor. The standard weizen tastes (banana, yeast, etc) are a bit subdued compared to the hops, but they're there. They become more noticable as the beer warms up.

Mouthfeel - Thick with medium carbonation.

Notes - I was a little surprised at how hoppy it was. It's not unbalanced, but it's very untraditional, which is unusual for a German brewer. You can definitely taste the American influence. Overall, an interesting variation on an old style that's worth a try both for hopheads and wheat beer fans.

Photo of natelocc787
3.06/5  rDev -25%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Not impressed with this example AT ALL. Big letdown, tasted like a homebrew I messed up one time. First off this doesn't taste Weizenbock at all it tastes Belgian Golden Ale all the way and the yeast character overwhelms all else in taste and aroma. Coriander, honey, banana, candi sugar and hops all show up beneath the powerful yeast in the smell and taste. It actually makes the nose a little more aromatic than it otherwise might be. Just not a pleasing taste. Big bubbles, over carbonated and dry-i think they dropped the ball on this one. Maybe I got a bad bottle, either way I don't want to risk trying it again.

Photo of dgilks
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy pale gold with a small but persistent white head. Tight, creamy carbonation. Effervescent.

An attractive combination of mango, banana and a hint of spice. Touch of wheat. Really rich tropical aromas. There is a slight herbal mint in the background.

This is great. A spicy, clove start combines with estery fruit flavours. The tropical mango from the aroma carries through though it is weaker. The wheat is stronger here. Noticeable alcohol in the finish which is slightly higher than is ideal for the style. Very good but the alcohol there just doesn't quite make it.

Good medium-full body with a nice moderate carbonation. Creamy texture with a warming sensation.

An innovative beer with lots going for it. Interesting flavours, great mouthfeel and wonderful aromas. Unfortunately, the alcohol isn't as well integrated as would be desirable and this detracts from the beer as a whole.

Photo of tronester
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden orange, with a thin white head. Smells of earthy, woody hops, and a touch of solvent alcohol and phenolic yeast. Taste is very sweet, bread-like malt flavor up front, with a boozy, citrus middle, and a subtle fruit bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, low carbonation. Drinkability is good, the alcohol is detectable, but it is low. An excellent beer, I hope to get this again.

Photo of zoso493
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A weizenbock with hops?! This took absolutely no convincing for me to buy. Poured it from a 500 ml bottle into a Duvel tulip, for lack of a weissen glass.

Appearance: Pours a really nice, bright copper color with a big, bubbly three-finger head that dies slowly, leaving almost no lacing on the glass. Lots of stuff floating around in the brew, making it very hazy.

Smell: Holy mother of God. Smells like an IPA mixed with a hefe. Can this be? I was stunned at first, sticking my nose in. "What's this?" I thought. I know this scent, but it doesn't belong here. Well, it is here. Smells of gorgeous citrusy and piney hops with the yeast and wheat playing a less prominent role in the background. Make no mistake, these two scents are drawn together beautifully. Exceptional nose.

Taste: The weisse taste comes out a lot stronger than the nose would have suggested. Up front, you get a much more toned down Aventinus, with some hints of Belgian yeast, wheat and clove. This is followed by a cloying, but fairly slight hop bitterness, with pine being the predominant flavor. The taste doesn't live up to the nose, sadly, because the tastes just get jumbled together a little bit. Still, I'm being harsh, it's a tasty brew.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, maybe a little on the thinner side, but nothing to complain about. Lightly carbonated. Leaves just a tinge of an oily feeling on your palate, but nothing obtrusive.

Drinkability: Very nice drinking beer for 8.2% ABV. Not a session beer, but it's nice to drink this half-liter.

Overall, this is a very interesting and tasty brew. Unfortunately, I think the hops gets mixed up with everything else in the taste. If if tasted as good as it smelled, this would be a mindbogglingly good beer. As it is, though, it's definitely unique and refreshing, and I hope I get to try it again.

Photo of Lukie
4.65/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours out a dark orange, murky bronze, with a fluffy white head, that slowly drops down into an inch of clingy, rocky, bubbly head. Look solid... if that makes sense.

Straight away, there is a hop aroma of grassy, lemon citrus zest, with hints of banana in the back. Pine, is also coming through, similar to some New Zealand hop aromas.

I... am lost for words. WHAT THE HELL IS THIS? It's like, Frankenstein decided he was going to take a beautiful blonde woman, scalp her, and then put a second head on top of that, of a monster. A hop monster... Seriously. Insanity.
Banana... and... stuff. I can't even describe this beer. It is just surreal. Absolutely surreal.

I give up.

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