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

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Ratings: 1,216
Reviews: 717
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 34
Gots: 75 | FT: 0
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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:
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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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.

Photo of yesyouam
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse is a very cloudy dull gold beer with a thin, dense, white head that has good lacing. It has a fresh, fruity, spicy aroma with notes of lemon, orange, coriander and banana/clove. It is medium bodied; smooth and lively with a clean finish. It has a full, fruity wheat flavor with lots of spice. It's chai-like. It's a little sweet, a little bitter and incredibly drinkable-- even at 8.5% ABV-- Look out!

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

A 500ml bottle purchased in MD. Poured into my weizen glass, the beer appears a hazy dark yellow color with about an inch of pillowy white foam. Nose and flavors are dominated by floral bitter hops, orange, lemon, bananas, maybe a touch of grapefruit, yeah it's fruity, spicy yeast, caramel, some alcohol. Bordering on full bodied with ample carbonation. Very tasty.

Photo of chaz410
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this bottle from the Common Market in Charlotte NC.
Pours Light amber, almost yellow, light white head.
Smell is hoppy with obvious wheat and orange notes.
Taste is full of bright wheat and estery fruit notes. Very much like a hefeweissen but followed by some intense citris hop flavors. Really good infusion of fruit from the Hefe with Fruit from the Hops, very impressed.
Mouthfeel is tart and a litte sharp.
Drinkability is good and accessible to many palates!

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

The colour is deep beige-orange; the two finger head is white. The liquid is very hazy.

The smell is fresh with sour dough-like notes of wheat. But there is also a distinct spicy-bitter hop character plus a pleasant sweet fruity scent. Very nice.

The taste is not as sweet as the smell: Quite the reverse, it is dry and spicy with a milt tart flavour of wheat dough. And there is something more here, something that I haven't noticed in any other weizenbock: A slightly roasted flavour of caramel sauce and dried red berries. It is highly balanced and a treat to drink. The aftertaste is somewhat sweeter with hoppy notes of old fashioned fruit candy, gooseberries and just a very fragile hint of bitterness.

The carbonation is medium; the many bubbles are small. The liquid is smooth and a bit thick.

If this beer would have been a music style, it should have been 70's roots reggae.

A bloody great beer, this one.

Photo of benwah22
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Not terribly impressed by this one. I think a 8.2% Weisse beer is a little much. Strong citrus, yeasty, a raison-y sweetness. Slightly bitter finish...not a hop bitterness but more the taste of citrus fruit rinds. The alcohol comes through at the end, and I really don't think in a particularly great way.

Appearance is cloudy as expected - kind of a murky brown/yellow. Decent head that vanished quickly.

Not really feeling this one. I MUCH prefer Schneider's other unfiltered offerings.

Photo of ricke
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Yellow with brown hues, plenty of yeast haze. 4 cm white airy head that dissipates after a while, while leaving nice lacings on the glass.

S: Nice hop character up front - grapefruit, grass an resins, some pine-needles. Banana. Some yeast. Quite a lot of white pepper. Decent malt character beneath - white bread, wheat. Quite nice overall, but there are some notes that are slightly too assertive, not really harmonious.

T: The taste is not as impressive as the smell. Again, there are plenty of hops, but they are not as well defined as in the smell (grape, grass, floral notes). A rather sweet and juicy malty backbone mixes with a prominent spicy character (mostly white pepper). Some flavors of bubblegum, and of course banana. The finish is mildly bitter and dominated by a very sweet and sticky taste of alcohol, making the beer slightly perfumy. Faint mineral-notes, bread and hints of lemon lingers in the mouth.

M: Moderate body, plenty of carbonation but the bubbles are rather calm. Slightly chewy due to the alcohol.

D: This is a rather good beer, but for some reason it didn't really do it for me. This one proves that more hops is not always better. It lacks balance, the flavors are not integrated with each other and the alcohol is too prominent.

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

Really didn't know what to expect from this one. Hefe-Weizen is one of my favourite styles. Especially in the summer. But this one is much stronger in alcohol than usually, and "Hopfen" in the names also suggests an American twist of this old Bavarian style.

A: Pours an orange liquid with a rich cloudiness. The head is white and finger thick. Looks promising!

S: Hefe-Weizen (of course); but also citrus, alcohol, pineapple and some pine tree.

T: Follows the smell, but I guess I would have likes it even more without some of the alcohol.

M: Very pleasant!

D: The high alcohol is a downer, but still very drinkable.

Note: I rated this one as Hefe-Weizen, but here at BA I noticed that it's labelled as a Weizenbock - a style I'm not familiar with. I guess that makes my comments about the high alcohol a bit out of place.

Photo of lstokes
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I wanted to like this more than I did. The bottle I drank was colder than it should have been, so I'm keeping an open mind and might even try it again.

But really? First I got some hop bite (not hop spice, just the bitterness, which was tricky), and then some (actually pretty nice) weizen banana-and-clove, but nothing to bring them together except some fruit-bubble-gum and some alcohol.

I feel like both of the styles needed to be stronger, because when they were both weak (hop bite w/o taste, weak weizen flavors) you just noticed the alcohol more. I still wouldn't say I disliked the beer, I enjoyed drinking the whole thing, but I like to drink a beer and think "Wow, I hope I can find another one soon!" not "Eh, that was an interesting and decent experience."

The mouthfeel was actually very smooth, but whenever I licked my lips, which I do without really thinking about it, I would get the bubblegum taste, which was making me unhappy. Might have upped the drinkability rating, though, since I will say I wanted to keep drinking it to forget about my lips.

Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
92 out of 100 based on 1,216 ratings.