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

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Ratings: 1,224
Reviews: 720
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 37
Gots: 83 | FT: 1
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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

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 curasowa
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a healthly head consisting of tight, tiny bubbles which leaves chunky lacing on the glass. Color is cloudy yellow. The smell is slightly fruity with some grape and yeasty-ness and some hints of malt in there too. The taste was not what I was expecting from the aroma. A big hit of malt starts off the taste and then bitterness takes over with a slightly astringent, drying finish. This is one interesting beer. The bottle says it's a hefeweizen ale, and BA has it listed at a Weizenbock. I'd lean more more towards the weizenbock. Regardless, this is one mighty tasty beer!

Photo of Brad007
4.72/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden-amber color with a one-finger head into my fluted tulip. Nice color for the style.

Aroma is full of floral, grassy hops with a touch of wheat and clove. Also a touch of mint from the hops. Very nice.

Floral, grassy hops make their presence known upfront followed by clove, banana and wheat flavors. Alcohol is well-hidden. A bit of citrus as well.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering clove, banana and wheat. Nice mouthfeel that adds to the style and an overall interesting beer.

I've had the Brooklyn version and now this version. I would say that both versions are equal but I give this version the edge as it has more body to it and different hops. Both are equally interesting.

Photo of erz316
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

.5L bottle into paulaner glass

A - this is darker than the majority, though in no means is it like a dunkel weizen kind of dark. The abundant amount of yeast that one can wash up from the bottom makes the beer much more turbid, so probably that is the cause of the darker colour. The beer, when initially pouring, has no head but then it erupts out of nowhere. Let me reemphasize how much yeast is in the beer: enough that the top of the glass is so much noticeably darker than the bottom. The head is white and leaves a lot of lace around the glass.

S - an extremely spicy and aggressive smelling beer. Big amounts of hops make up the base of the beer, while the mid and bottom notes are of fruity sweetness combined with some sharper citrus rind and light Indian spices. Perhaps a bit of alcohol as the beer begins moving up.

T - well I sure just realized the German word for hops. Initial taste is almost exclusively of hops, some alcohol warmth as the brew warms up in mouth. The backing behind this is the wheat, which has to be there, though I cannot exclusively detect it, because the flavor is not simply of hops. As beer warms, and after some agitation, the yeast presence becomes very noticeable, as with the booze aspect. the finish has the booze still going strong and the wheat flavour actually starts to come out, oddly enough; the hops are not overpowering in this stage. After taste has a good combination of the yeast, wheat, and hops (finally); nothing is overbearing.

MF&D - nothing extra ordinary but nothing negative, a solid body with good carbonation.

Photo of CHickman
4.7/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours cloudy gold with a fluffy 1 inch head; smells of bread, yeast, malt and spices. Great lacing that grabbed the sides and left a line after each sip. Tastes complex and is spicy and sweet at the same time with a mix of malt, yeast, barley, orange peel, some hops, caramel and fruit (either apple or orange/lemon).

Medium carbonation with a delicious zesty mix of flavors that changes and adds a little difference with each sip; this beer went down too easy and overall is an excellent beer with a nice kick to it!

Both the beers made together by Schneider Weisse & Brooklyn Brewery are outstanding, grab them any time they are available!

Photo of imagineiii
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Landed in VT yesterday, excited to drink this while its still around...

Poured into my .5L Weihenstephaner glass, great fluffy head, plus retention, plus lacing. Exceptionally hazy with high amounts of hop sediment from the dry hopping. Could have checked to see if it was dry hopped before pouring it, but oh well... Bright amber-brown.

The nose on this beer is unequivocally amazing. bready, fruity and hoppy all at the same time. biscuits give way to bananas and sweet apples which in turn give way to pine and lemon.

Taste is nearly as complex as the nose. Slightly heavier on the green apples on the palate than on the nose. I cant tell if that flavor is supposed to be there, but it works well enough for this guy. Hops are not as prominent as they perhaps once were. They serve to dry the palate but dont linger too long. Bready malts hang around instead.

Mouthfeel is rather odd. Carbonation is understated, yet this beer is creamy rather than syrupy. Seems like an anomaly to me. cool nonetheless.

drying hops balance the bready malts to make this dangerously drinkable for a beer at 8.5%.

Photo of jwheeler85
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

By far, my favorite summer beer

A- Colors range from a straw yellow where the glass is thinner, to a nice apricot color in thicker areas.

S- Sweet smelling up front, definitely has some crisp floral hop aromas with some blended spices behind that, and some sweet fruity smells (orange, nectarine)

T- Maintains a good level of maltiness throughout with a slight hybrid orange / nectarine subtleties. A balanced hop bitterness develops with each sip and finishes with a slight clove spice note and a dry astringent sensation that offsets the sweet start.

M- Creamy and effervescent. Medium bodied.

D- This is good drinking. The astringent finish leaves me wanting another sip... it's a setup. ABV is a bit high though, so I would only drink two of these in a sitting.

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

500ml bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A = Coppery orange, translucent with tons of small suspended sediment. Small white head that quickly turns into a slight foam layer on surface.

S = Oranges, lemons, zest of both, freshcut daisies and sunflowers. Very refreshing smells.

T & M = Strong fresh lemon flavors, light fresh grains, coriander, cumin, banana, cloves, very complex and satisfying. For all the spice notes, this is really like eating a nice fresh slice of gingerbread, not from a taste of ginger but from the way it fills the mouth with spices but the overall effect is one of comfort food. Good medium-heavy body, warming sensation form the alcohol but not an overwhelming taste from it. An excellent offering.

D = I could easily drink these for an evening on the deck during the summer. Strong enough in ABV and flavor to not want too much at once, it is easy to drink nonetheless with each swallow making you want to take the next drink.

Photo of hwwty4
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to baconisaveggie for this one.

Poured a 16.9oz bottle into my New Belgium globe. This beer pours a bright orange with a creamy off white head that leaves very little lacing. The aroma is quite a bit different the Brooklyn version. It is definitely more of the traditional weizenbock nature. Sweet banana pudding, vanilla wafers, clove, toffee and caramel. The flavor reminds me quite a bit of creamy banana pudding rimmed with Nilla Wafers. Also there is clove and pepper come through along with a definite tangyness from the wheat malt that underlies the whole flavor profile. Its really striking and I rather like it. The mouthfeel is light and finishes dry with the tang still lingering on the palate. I really enjoy this beer. I would go on and say this is the better version. Sorry Garrett.

Photo of BigJim5021
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've been looking for this stuff for a while. I went in expecting to just pick up a six-pack tonight, but when I saw this sucker sitting on the shelf, I had to grab one.

Pours a hazy deep golden, dark in the center and lighter around the edges. The white head settles into a ring that sticks around for a while. Good deal of lacing, too.

The smell is very much unlike any beer I've had before. It's heavy on cloves and floral hops. It has a lingering sourness as well.

The taste is just outta-goddamn-sight. The cloves and wheat marry beautifully with the floral hops. Dry hopping a weizenbock is a brilliant idea. More breweries should do this. It's somewhat reminiscent of Houblon Chouffe, but with a bigger floral hop profile. Tasty, tasty shit.

Mouthfeel is a bit beyond medium-bodied, but never heavy. Carbonation is high without being prickly. The finish is dry, as you would expect.

Overall, this is a phenomenal beer. The alcohol content prevents it from being sessionable, but I could definitely drink at least a couple bottles in a sitting. Now if only I can get my grubby paws on the Brooklyn version.

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

500 mL bottle at refrigerator temperature poured into a snifter.

A - Pours a cloudy dark golden brown body with a modest one-finger head.

S - Clove, banana, orange peel, coriander, bubblegum, citrusy and floral hops, wildflower honey. Good hop character to stand up to the more traditional "weisse" aromas.

T - Very crisp hop profile with a long, sweet, fruity finish. A touch of subdued bubblegum on the finish. I really enjoy the wildflower honey notes, similar to those that I picked up on the nose.

M - Crisp, hop-forward, and refreshing. Good carbonation levels further accent the zesty, electric mouthfeel on this brew.

D - Oftentimes I am disappointed by hefeweizens that are too sweet and lack hop presence. This brew is a wonderful reminder that hops are flowers - the perfume and taste of the hops are a wonderful complement to the fruity, spicy notes that we come to expect from a hefeweizen.

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

Pours with a nice head, cloudy golden, very nice. Smells like a pale ale, light hops, some nice malt, but the hops just take control. Taste, well, a great balance between the two. Starts off like a typical weizenbock, yeasty, sweet, a bit of lemon, you get ready for the pineapple or citrus blast, but before it gets there, boom, hop tempering. Sweet backing some nice dry hops. Nothing crazy to mess with the balance. Just right. Mouthfeel is crisp, sweet turning to dry, just balanced. Super drinkable, no hint at all of the ABV. I love Brooklyn, I love Schneider, I love this amalgamation!

Photo of JAStheAce
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A pale goldenrod with towering, blooming, rocky head. I can see lots of yeast sediments in my glass as well.

S - wheat, yeast. Smells much like a traditional hefeweizen but a with a spicy kick.

T - Tastes like it smells. Lots of carbonation and fizz much more than I'm used to in a wheat beer. Acidic, lemon zest, and that hoppy spice you don't usually get in the traditional hefeweizens

M - very fizzy with a medium mouthfeel

D - Smooth and refreshing. Don't get too much of the alcohol either.

Overall, this is unlike any beer I have ever tasted. I appreciate the originality of such a mutant/hybrid beer.

Photo of Naugled
3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

served in wheat glass.

a: hazy dark straw color, very carbonated, champagne like fizziness, disappointing head and retention

s: has a subtle saison like aroma, lemony and citrusy

t: some saison comes out in the flavor as well, has lemony citrusy note, a bit overly bitter. Late bitterness lingers a bit too long. some fruity bubblegum flavors come through.

m: thin mouthfeel

d: good drinkability, goes well with food.

i compared this side by side with the brooklyn version and liked brooklyns better, but they both paired very well with food.

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

A nice hoppy twist on the style, pours a hazy orange amber with some chunks bubbling about. Visible spouts of carbonation and a smallish but persistent head.

The smell and taste are both dominated by a soapy citrus hoppiness. Some bananna and clove notes hide behind the hoppiness, little alcohol presence, impressive for the abv.

The mouthfeel is thick, but oddly refreshing, nice. I could drink a couple of these, good beer.

Photo of wnh
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle poured into a Paulaner weissbier glass of corresponding size.

Pours a beautiful dense, cloudy orange-amber with gold around the edges. Three fingers of sticky, creamy ecru-colored head sits atop the brew and leaves chunks of lace as the liquid recedes. Lots of suspended particles in the glass; looks like it's nearing the super-saturated-solution point.

Nose is a seductive mix of orange peel and banana up front, reminding me of some kind of breakfast smoothie. There's some spiciness hiding in the background, but I'm having to dig for it because of how (wonderfully) strong the banana and orange aromas are. Wheaty, bready background holds everything else up. As I drink and revisit the nose, I'm greeted by a considerable dose of earthy and spicy hops, with the slightest hint of pine. There's a lot going on here, but it all fits together wonderfully.

First thing I notice upon taking a sip is a tangy and slightly soured note. Fruity esters lean more heavily on banana than the nose would indicate, with the orange taking a definite back seat. Indeed, the orange is thinner in flavor than in aroma, as well as being less of a component to the flavor as a whole. A round, earthy spiciness presents itself from start to finish, and the more I drink the more these hops assert themselves. Alcohol is surprisingly present and adds a decided warmth, which seems out of place; I expected it to be very well hidden. Long finish is mildly bitter with a definite fruity character.

Medium to thick in body. I don't know if my nose is tricking my brain into thinking it senses something it doesn't, but it actually feels like drinking pulpy orange juice, just a touch more thin. Indeed, this begins to weigh somewhat heavily on my stomach and takes the drinkability down a notch, but I'll have no problem finishing this glass.

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

Poured from 500ml Bottle into Weizen glass.

Pours a creamy pale orange with glowing edges. It has a frothy pure white head that lasts the entire time you are drinking this beer. Aroma is heavy with spices, earthy hops, some banana and yeast. Flavor is light sweet and toasted malts, white pepper spice, light hopiness and ends with a fluffy bitterness. Its medium bodied beer with plenty of carbonation. I like the amount of spices that the flavor has and it ends up semi-dry. Very good beer.

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

I'm in love with this fine ale. 2 weeks ago I bought a bottle flight of different weisse/white beers and this was my favorite. I bought another bottle last night, here's my review.The highest score I've ever given a beer.

Pours a lovely yellow orange into a pint glass, quickly rises to a whopping 3 inch head, leaving 8 ozs in the bottle to match the 8 oz in my glass. Amazing yellowish head sticks to glass as it disapates slowly, But I can't wait for it to go down until I drink and smell.

Oh hops! Orangey citrus scent makes it smell very inviting, but not overpowering. First sip is crisp, fresh, hoppy but not overwhelming, very nice malt backbone keeps it from being overwhelming. This isn't a light or a thin beer, it has meat on it, at 8.2 % alcohol. A couple of minutes later and I can feel the alcohol warmth in my tummy, but there is no alcohol in the taste. DANGEROUSLY drinkable.

Mouthfeel is wonderful, it is nicely carbonated. Malty but balanced towards hops, PERFECT. I want to make this beer, it's memorable and one of the best I've ever had. I hope they keep making it.i think I'll buy a case, evn tho' it's $$.

I love it - kudos to Hans-Peter Drexler and Garret Oliver. Wonderful craftmanship.Awesome ale. We're not worthy!!!

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

A: Pours a slightly hazy apple juice body with a pure white and settling down to silky head.

S: Big banana aroma with a brown sugar sweetness. Fresh pressed oranges then on a deep inhale a sharp and peppery hop presence rears its head.

T: Highly citric, orange and lemon then banana and apple. Spicy hops and a slight yeasty funk kicks in. Simple flavors, but all bold and delicious.

M: Medium to full and juicy, yet, still refreshing.

D: If it wasn't for the high abv, I would drink this all night.

Photo of KTCamm
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Schnedier version (at least I think so from the bottle).

Pours a honey golden yellow with fizzy white foam. Lots of sediment floating in the bottle. No lacing.

Good hefe smell of bananas. Some citrus.

Taste opens like a hefe, but a bittering hop quickly takes over and dominates. Stays relatively mellow, but had an "edge" to it that IMO keeps it a notch below similar beers. The flavor is good, but I find it lingering just a bit more than I'd like.

Bitter in the mouthfeel. Somehwat chewy.

A nice taster and a drinkable offering. Given the choice, I'd probably try a separate offering than go back to this one. Good - not great.

Photo of mltobin
4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bought at Liberta`s in Ridgefield, CT.

B. United released this again a month ago or so, once again.
The appearance is a thick honey color with a huge frothy light white head to it, glorious looking !
The smell is bananas, literally. More bananas in the taste, some cashew flavor, and some wheat. Mouthfeel is similar to a strong belgian pale ale IMHO, very nice. Drinkability is very good, this is very appropriate for the warm weather it is released into. Ever since it had stopped being distributed last year, I was yearning for it. This beer is in my top 10 list, incredible beer.

Photo of BZero007
4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up at Rick's Wine and Gourmet in Alexandria, VA.

Poured in to my Aventinus 100 anv glass. Pours a very nice clear golden color and then towards the end the clouds start to pour in. The head forms perfectly and the beer in the glass looks like a work of art. The aroma coming from this beer is just heavenly, extremly floral notes up front with a bit of spice behind it. The taste is what made this beer so tasty. The floral notes hit me pretty strong at the start and a spice back it up. I felt the floral notes and the spice were balanced perfectly and made for a wonderful and amazing brew. The alcohol and carbonation was just enough as they helped with pronouncing the flavor and aroma. The beer could be had in a session as long as you whatch the amount. The alcohol is well hidden and can sneak up on you.

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

A bit confused about this Weizen bock being called an ale but I guess it's a loosely used term in this case. Aside from that I loved this beer the first time I had it and once again just now.

The appearance, especially if you gently swirl the beer before pouring is a gorgeous, brass-tan opaque blizzard of sediment.

The nose is very inviting; loads of spicy pine, banana, yeast and bread.

The mouth is where it's at. Very creamy, and as the nose promises, it's loaded with spicy and somewhat floral & piney notes. The banana is less pronounced here but not in a bad way. Very refreshing, very easy-drinking and frankly better than I remembered.

Photo of Anthony1
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type- Bottle served into a 0.5L weissen glass

appearance- hazy orange

smell- orange, wheat, banana, clove. mostly smells of wheat

taste/mouthfeel- wheaty beer with a notacable bitterness. nice fruit notes. medium body but good feel.

drinkability- short review, but good beer.

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

Mine has a different looking label but I think it is the same.

Ton of yeast in the bottom of the bottle. I poured it three times & still ended up with a tall cloudy glass. It was clearly a nice clear golden hue, but came out a grungy brownish yellow.

Huge head on the first pour. Probably 4-5 inches. Nice foam. Wonderful smell. Like old cut apples, sweet & tangy. High hops.

Sweet, malty. Well crafted. The high alcohol is well hidden behind the malt. Warming & bready with a quiet finish. Mild notes of bitter hop resin.

Pretty good start, but the product is probably just a bit too old. Would really like to get a fresh one.

Photo of bcdees47
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appears golden yellow and cloudy with some carbonation apparent in the glass, fluffy head and some lacing. About what you would expect from a weizen. Smells of wheat, citrus, and definite hints of hops. The taste is an interesting marriage of the light citrusy character of a hefeweizen with hop characteristics one might find in an IPA, a sort of piney quality, perhaps. The mouthfeel is light and carbonated, quite smooth.

Very drinkable, certainly an interesting style. Refreshing and yet features a healthy dose of hops. I will be interested to try the Brooklyn version, as well.

Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
91 out of 100 based on 1,224 ratings.