Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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3.98/5 rDev -2.5%
Sampled on 7-20-08
Pours a cool orange-yellow color, very cloudy, with a huge, white, bubbly head that last a surprisingly long time.
Smell is very light and fruity, almost witbier. Actually quite complex, with with just a bit of hops and spicy alcohol.
Taste is spicy at first, with lots of light fruit flavors. The middle is a little bland, with a nicely bitter and boozy finish. Becomes quite acidic after awhile.
Mouthfeel is good, but the carbonation adds to the acidity.
Drinkability is decent, but again, a bit harsh the farther you go.
Overall, an interesting beer. Reminds me of a heavy-duty wit.
07-20-2008 20:25:10 | More by BMoney575
4.28/5 rDev +4.9%
16.9oz bottle into my hefeweizen glass. The bottle says it's a hefe-weizen and that's what I'm reviewing it as
A: Straw yellow with the biggest head i've seen on a beer - ever - 7 fingers! Plenty of carbonation and this looks pretty.
S: Surprisingly hoppy - the Hallertauer aroma is pretty prominent and I swear i smell some Amarillo too. Grassy, mildly resiny and fruity with bananas. There's also some jasmine and some other spice - poppy seeds and fenugreek? Intriguing
T: Wonderful stuff. Very unconventional for a hefeweizen but the results are delicious. Starts off sweet with toffee flavors but there's a complex spiciness from the yeast flavors mixed with the hops added to this. I'm getting notes of clove, mace (albeit subdued), jasmine and rose, grassy hop flavors.
M: Wonderful carbonation and while the finish is not as dry as other beers of this style, it works well with the complexity of the flavors
D: Quaffable and for that reason, I'm one and done.
Notes: Three Floyds should take notes from this beer to see how to mix hops and weizens/
07-20-2008 03:00:08 | More by DefenCorps
4.47/5 rDev +9.6%
Consumed at LAX Radisson beer dinner, 07/16/08.
Cloudy golden pour with a two finger white head. Had an interesting aroma - hops, an appetizingly yeasty, grassy wheat and bananas.
Lightly flavored, this sucker fools you into thinking that the 8.2% ABV on the bottle is wrong, but I can assure it's not. Sweet with a zesty wheat tang and some fruity yeast notes I can't quite place. Slight spice as hops play a part in the finish, bittering and providing some citrus notes on exit. Very slightly dry.
Refreshing and delicious, I could drink a bottle of this one without even thinking about it.
A really excellent beer and one I must now find and hoard!
07-18-2008 01:12:23 | More by charlzm
4.1/5 rDev +0.5%
16.9 oz bottle on sale at the Lava Lounge in Waterloo, Iowa.
Solid weizen pour into a goblet (I didn't pick the glassware). Hazy sunshiney gold with a big white head.
Smells really nice. More hops than weizenyness. The hops smell more American that European, too. Very bitter and citrusy. This slides wonderfully into a more traditional weizen pallet with big nodes of pepper and clove and a little bit of lemongrass.
Hops dominate the taste, and they're much more spicy and european-tasting than the nose had led me to anticipate. Big, giant dry hopped hellertau permeate every last sip. The weizeny portion of the flavor is relegated to the background, and while it's still very good the strange, wonderful balance of the aroma isn't quite there.
07-13-2008 17:53:00 | More by mynie
4/5 rDev -2%
They aimed to do a weizen bock with extra hopping, and did so. Interesting and smooth. A nice bitterness. Medium mouthfeel, the wheat aroma dominates and is the initial taste. After that the bitterness overwhelms the palate.I can't wait to try the Brooklyn version.
07-13-2008 03:46:28 | More by Sammy
4.6/5 rDev +12.7%
A- Pours a super cloudy and nearly opaque orangeish straw color with a nice dense head that fades in thick puddles of foam on the surface
S- Scents of bananas, raisins, spices, and doughy yeast
T- Starts in with a slight citrus and hops character which moves onto a slight spice character. It finishes with candied banana a a bit of floral hop. So much going on here love the complexity
M- Silky carbonation and moderately density
D- Very impressed by this beer since I'm not the largest far of the style. The beer is big in great way. Its great on a summer day and save the ABV I would drink this all day.
07-13-2008 02:37:40 | More by UA8
3.98/5 rDev -2.5%
Pours a glowing orange color that is cloudy with yeast and a big, fluffy head. The bubbles show a nice steady stream of carbonation. This beer looks amazing in a tall glass. I can't wait.
At first the smell is spicy, clovey with some of that familiar banana smell that can be attributed to the yeast. The bitter and slightly citrusy hop aromas follow the strong spicy smells. This is quite a unique smelling brew.
That uniqueness continues with the first sip. That spicy, clovey taste is present but the nice floral and citrusy hoppiness quickly joins in. What a great blend of wheat, yeast and hops. I'm so used to hoppy beers like pale ales, IPAs and porters that this is a pleasant surprise. Its not super hoppy but much more so in this beer than in any other wheat beer I've had.
One thing I noticed and it seems some others have as well is its heavy carbonation in the mouth feel. Lots of fizziness on the tongue is definitely noticeable.
I look forward to trying the Brooklyner version of this one brewed with American hops.
07-13-2008 01:14:22 | More by indiapaleale
3.95/5 rDev -3.2%
500 ml bottle from La Bodega in Riverside, CA. $4.99 in June 2008.
Pours a slightly muddy golden yellow with a huge pillowy head in my Schneider Weisse glass; there is so much head and carbonation I can't being to think about getting the whole bottle into the glass. After 8 minutes of waiting for the head to die down, I realize it won't- too much carbonation. I finally sip some of the head off. Nice!
Aroma of hops is impossible to miss. Flavor of wheat bread, lemon zest, yeasty earthiness, and of course, piney hops. Hops not overpowering as I thought they might be, solidly there but still restrained. I like that. A bit of fusel/alcohol burn is stronger than I like. But overall, very good stuff.
I am liking this beer; not going to say I love it, but I do like it! But please, can we dial the carbonation down to 11, please!
Note: after the head dies down, and a little of the beer evaporates out of the glass (!), then I added the yeast laden remainder in the "proper" Schneider way; this significantly clouded/muddied the beer and stopped all the carbonation foolishness I was describing at first. See, there's lots of ways of dealing with it!
07-13-2008 00:58:31 | More by Dukeofearl
3.73/5 rDev -8.6%
Poured from a .5L bottle:
A: Poured a hazy orange with a slight brown tint to it. Poured a white head the beer retained for a good length of time. The beer has some very apperant sediment in it and it just seems to be floating the beer as apposed to falling to the bottom of the glass. The appearence is very appealing.
S: Good aroma, but mainly wheat with some hops and a slight hint of banana.
T: The taste was a rich wheat with a little hop and maybe a hint of sweetness.
M/D: Maybe slightly overcarbonated, but overall a really good beer, but I think that I like the Brooklyner-Schneider version better. The beer was fairly rich and I am not sure that I could drink too much at a given sitting.
07-10-2008 17:56:25 | More by PhillyStyle
3.65/5 rDev -10.5%
poured into weizen glass
golden straw, honey color with brown tint. almost milky with yeast. nice head, but disappointing lacing.
very herbal and spicy (clove?), fruity and estery, but almost to the point of being phenolic and medicinal. almost smells like plastic from a toy factory... hops are grassy and herbal, almost piney like some american strains. some bread and yeast notes.
palate whacks you with more hops than you would normally expect from a weissbier. fruity/estery and phenolic with bubblegum quality that unfortunately also seems solvent/plastic-like. along with the medicinal and alcoholic whiffs, it does distract slightly, but because this is a weizenbock and not a regular weiss, i try not to count this necessarily as a negative. there is some trace of malt, and the bitterness on its own is very bold for a weiss, but not overpowering. the finish also manages to hang onto some fruitiness.
feel is very smooth, almost silky and even syrupy at first. gets a bit more textured as some astringency comes in. prickly carbonation.
very interesting beer, but not something i'd drink regularly by any means. perhaps dry-hopping with the hallertaur isn't all what it's cracked up to be?
07-09-2008 21:11:39 | More by tai4ji2x
4.43/5 rDev +8.6%
Pours a hazy golden color with about 5 inches of foam in the hefe glass, even with a gentle pour. The foam finally starts to settle several minutes later, leaving big rocky mounds and lots of chunky lacing. A lot of hop aroma in the nose followed by some dry yeast notes and lots of sweet malt. Hops are not as prevalent in the flavor as they are in the nose. Very sweet, notes of banana and clove stick out the most, followed up by sweet wheat malt and dry yeast finish. Tons of carbonation, good mouthfeel. A delicious treat. High ABV makes this one a sipper to be savored.
I enjoyed this brew very much and thank BA Greggy for letting me know it was available at his establishment!
07-08-2008 05:47:34 | More by KeefD
4.13/5 rDev +1.2%
A: A bit of a hazy golden-blonde. A nice, big soapwater looking head with nice retention. Nice bursts of bubbles, and some notable sticky lacing.
S: Nice yeast aromas, clove and a spiciness. A little more citrus aroma than I would usually expect, but some of the banana scent is in there as well.
T: Spices, citrus fruits (primarly lemon peel), with clove and a little bit of a grassiness (very mild there). Perhaps a little bit of a banana flavour, but what's there is not all too noticable.
M & D: A well rounded, medium body. A bit warming on the way down with the alcohol content... Quite nice. A little more in the vein of Aventinus, but not really a comparison to make, I suppose. Another nice collaboration between these two. I think when all is said and done, I may prefer the other, but both are certainly worthy of trying and quite enjoyable beers. Prost!
07-07-2008 05:52:15 | More by Proteus93
4.22/5 rDev +3.4%
A: aventinus glass. pours a nice hazy yellow color with a big orange hint. solid two finger white head. outstanding retention level. wonderful lacing. great amount of sediment.
S: such an amazing aroma. citrus from the wheat, citrus from the hops. nice mellow spices. wonderful lavender aroma.
T: that lavender really shines through with a soppy flavor, but in a good way. slight citrus hop tones. solid wheat presence. so unique.
M: medium body. high carbonation but nice. very crisp and smooth.
D: get this beer! it is phenomenal! so interesting, especially if you do both side by side.
07-06-2008 05:28:22 | More by paulthebeerguru
3.63/5 rDev -11%
Appearance: Hazy yellow with awesome carbonation until I got too much yeast in it, huge head.
Smell: Cloves, spices, citrus rind.
Taste: Smacks around the taste buds with lots of clove and a sharp almost cinnamon-like bite. Some citrus makes an appearance.
Drinkability: A little sharp for my tastes, decent for a try.
I like weizenbocks but this one just didn't suit me. I prefer them more to the banana bread/sweet side than the clove powered kick of this beer. Maybe the hops (amount or type?) also were a little different than I'm used to. Interesting to try though.
07-06-2008 02:20:26 | More by Mdog
4.83/5 rDev +18.4%
A- Pours a huge 3 finger head that is slow to recede and leaves some sparce lacing. The body is a cloudy yellow, much lighter than I expected, with a large effervescence of carbonation bubbles.
S- Wow... This has your outstanding wheat smell with a huge dose of hoppage. Along with a great yeasty, clove, banana, wheat nose, there is a nice, dose of hops, but although they are huge, there still remains a great balance.
T- Nice thickness on this one as soon as it hits the palate, you know it means business. Initially, a nice warming alcohol, with a thick banana clove, bubble gum, that gives way to a nice citrus hopiness and eventually a nice balanced dry hops. This is outstanding...
M- Nice solid medium carbonation and a great dance of flavors around the palete.
D- This is one outstanding beer. The only thing not to love is the 8.2% which can kind of sneak up on you. I am thrilled to death to have this locally available.
07-03-2008 03:19:46 | More by Greggy
4.6/5 rDev +12.7%
I have had all versions of this and they are all great.
A: Massive 2 finger head. Some lacing. Cloudy straw color. Just about perfect.
S: Dry hopping really shines through. Whole hop leaves with the citrus and yeast in the back. Simply wonderful.
T: Hops up front then into that nice wheat flavor. Hints of the yeast throughout. Not incredibly complex but so well done. The balance of the beer is incredible.
M: Medium body. Well carbonated in a good way.
D: Please keep making this. The Brooklyn version in the bottle has a slight edge but that is refermented. This was a fresh bottle so it has all of that wonderful hop taste. Never stop making this. A total winner.
07-03-2008 02:13:19 | More by aerozeppl
3.8/5 rDev -6.9%
500 mL bottle from Vidalia in Lansdale. I wanted to try this one the first time they released it but I missed out. Poured into a weizen glass after warming from fridge temp for a bit.
Pretty clear at first, gets very cloudy once the head settles down enough so I can get the rest of the bottle into the glass. Pretty classic hefe look except super cloudy with a big head that does, dissapointingly, settle to a soapy covering and doesn't leave any lacing--the only real disappointing part of the appearance.
Smell is like a good hefe kicked up. Awesome smelling. No trace of the ABV yet.
The taste is a bit more disappointing. The alcohol makes itself known and the combination of the loads of alcohol, hops and yeasty esters make this one a bit rough. I wonder if this would be better at 6 or 6.5% ABV to have less of a burn to let a more subdued yeast flavor profile shine through. It is good, but not as good as I was hoping and expecting.
Mouthfeel is fine but the alcohol does burn a bit. Drinkability is limited by the sheer strength of the beer, but I don't think i am going to have any problem finishing the half-liter. Good overall and worth it, but based on this I don't think i could shell out $17 for a 750 of the brooklyn version.
07-01-2008 22:16:32 | More by wheelinshirt
3.73/5 rDev -8.6%
Appearance: Looks like a beautiful orange yellow weisse, nice and cloudy, pours a nice head that recedes to a thin but sturdy lace.
Smell: Weak banana weisse, with only the faintest wisp of hoppy citrus
Taste: Hops kick you in the teeth, citrusy, piney, with a bitter aftertaste, the yeasty banana weisse I know and love is bound and gagged in the trunk, a little out of balance. I had the FFF dreadnaught at the brewpub and it seemed to be better balanced at 100 ibus. This one's like a grapefruit mimosa, though it tasted better toward the bottom of the glass, maybe it's the yeast or my numbed palate, the alcohol was very well hidden.
Mouthfeel: Decent, not outstanding but smooth and rich.
Drinkability: Have to try this one again, I love this brewer and I'm surprised not to love everything they do.
07-01-2008 01:19:09 | More by Stonebreaker
4.28/5 rDev +4.9%
500ml Schneider bottle. ABV 8.2%
Thousands of different sized bubbles make a mountainous terrain atop. All apace, rapid successions of bubbles hurtle over one another, only increasing the height of that pearl white head. I accidentally let loose some of the plenty of sediment which has produced a colour slightly deeper, and body slightly hazier, than would be otherwise.
Oh this smell, I wish it would follow me everywhere I went. It is a fragrance peppery with spices, bright with wheat and vibrant with fruit. A faint, underlying tartness blends tangy wheat with dried out citrus; the dynamics work perfect. The phenols become staggeringly obnoxious with warming, but I'm fine to overlook that...
Carbonation is far lower than those energetic, industrious little bubbles may have you assume. The bitterness is brisk and the wheat is spry and zippy. The texture is smooth but not without some coarseness. A slight residue of hop resin. Flavours of tangy unmalted wheat, grassy hops, earthy spices, lemon peel, orange rinds and other dried out citrus.
The flavour that lingers longest is that of pineapple. Indeed, this taste is like that of a tropical juice, something not familiar to either German nor American cuisines, with a drying, fleshy, sugary mouthfeel with overtly earthy and herbal undertones. The hops are the star of the show and no other elements - not even the yeast - come close to topping them.
The phenols certainly weren't shy after a little warming: what started out as a kick-ass weiss beer soon became an ass-kicking weizenbock. Still, the dynamics between flavours and smells made this beer so spirited and lively. It is both intense and interesting. It is profound yet perfectly drinkable. Hats off to you Mr. Drexler, please take a bow!
06-29-2008 22:31:16 | More by biegaman
4/5 rDev -2%
50cl bottle into 23 oz weizen glass.
Cloudy (meaning opaque) glowing orange and yellow hue th an off white thick two and a half finger head that slowly settles to a thick cap.
Banana and clove are there as usual, but they are masked a little by the higher-than-usual amount of hops. The hops complement the overall fruity aroma well.
The hops are sharp up front but quickly fade to allow the banana to come though. There is a bit of spice in there as well. The finish is mostly bready grains that linger for a while. Full bodied with a lot of carbonation. The grain and clove flavors linger for a while.
I really like this beer, but I liked the Brooklyn Brewery interpretation a little better (they should have used the same style bottle as this one though). Complex but still somewhat traditional. It's like the Honda Ridgeline commercial: tradition meets innovation. Recommended.
06-29-2008 21:14:42 | More by BeerSox
4.18/5 rDev +2.5%
Pours a bright hazy golden orange with a huge fluffy white head that lingers for most of the session as the bubbles continually regenerate the head. The lacing is delicate and minimal. The smell is big and spicy with huge German hops with a sweetness of bananas and cloves. This is all on top of the sweet wheat and yeast base that pervades the aroma. The taste follows the aroma and has the big wheat base that has abundant spices and lemon zest thrown in. The mouthfeel is medium and creamy with huge carbonation. Drinkability is extremely high on this one and it makes for an excellent summer brew.
06-29-2008 19:29:39 | More by gford217
3.75/5 rDev -8.1%
Yellow-orange color, somewhat hazy but not as much as other bottle conditioned weizens. The head is attractively tall and rocky, impressive in retention, leaving little lacing.
The wheat is very prominent in the nose, somewhat sour, with plenty of ripe banana and zesty clove. I've never actually seen a weizenbock this light.
Plenty of phenolic, medicinal character ramps up normal weizen character, turning it into something like an imperial hefe. Again, slight tartness that's a little unusual, and there's a pretty strong peppery hop presence as well.
Decent mouthfeel, just about right for a hefeweizen but a bit thin for a bock. Carbonation is high, stealing most flavor away from savoring on the palate, but the ammonia-BandAid phenols stick around.
I'd like to try the other version, but I've never seen it. I'm not hugely impressed with this one.
06-29-2008 05:47:01 | More by BretSikkink
4.15/5 rDev +1.7%
Poured from a .5L bottle.
Delicious. Just delicious. This beer had an outstanding spiced orange flavor from the blend of hops and yeast character and really told a hold of me. In addition to this sort of spicy orange creamsicle flavor, there's are also earthy elements and like mellow herbs and citrus peel. The alcohol is also well hidden and the body isn't too thick. I call this dangerously drinkable. Watch out.
06-28-2008 17:51:48 | More by tempest
3.8/5 rDev -6.9%
Appearance is hazy golden with a tight off-white head that stands a good 5 minutes then relaxes to a thin layer for the duration. There are some seriously huge chunks floating around my glass that are really off-putting to the eye. Oh well. Moving right along, aroma is bursting with that familiar banana along with some fairly strong flowery noble hops. I also pick up some pumpkin pie spice in there. Taste is full of grainy malts along with the flowery noble hops. Hop bitterness is moderate just enough to perfectly balance the malt. There is also a significant lemony-tartness here and it finishes quite dry to make this a very refreshing brew. I would have rated this beer much higher if not for the floating chunks. However, my sample was imported from Germany and not produced at Brooklyn Brewery and I haven't had a bad beer yet from Mr. Oliver. Next time I'll try one from his site.
06-27-2008 21:34:10 | More by beerkittycat
4.25/5 rDev +4.2%
500 ml bottle, tipped, swirled and shaken lightly to set the yeasties free from the bottom, then opened; poured into a weizen glass yields a hazy orange honey-colored body with bright amber lemonade highlights and a towering crown of pale soft white foam. The head resists deflation mightily, settling at two fingers depth, with a soft, billowy cloud surface and gobs of thick foamy lacing all over.
Smell is of sweet honey and a twist of citrus and evergreen.
The creamy drink is marked with a fruity, tangy mouthful of yeasty wheat rolls and a decided flavor of caramel-covered banana. As things are just about to turn for the 'too-sweet' side, big dry wheat and a resinous hop note arise, bringing savory , sticky bitterness that, teamed up with a minerally flavor and a dry, slightly-powdery finish, puts the sweetness in its place.
Extremely drinkable and pretty to look at. Richly smooth and silky with just the right amount of carbonation to release the flavors and make it light on the PALATE. :)
06-26-2008 18:02:05 | More by cvstrickland
Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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