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

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Ratings: 1,093
Reviews: 701
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 28
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

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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4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

0.5l bottle into a beer mug.

My expectations for the Schneider version of Hopfen-Weisse is very high, perhaps unfairly so, as I absolutely loved the Brooklyn version. A slow pour of the bottle builds a towering, 2" thick light golden head that shows no intention of receding. Fervent carbonation bubbles upwards through a hazy, peach body. The aroma is distinctively german Hallertau, with notes of spicy, grassy hops, crystal-wheat malts, and fruity yeast esthers.

The taste is quite close to the Brooklyn version, with the main differences being a spicier hop note, more clove, and a sweeter, thicker malt base in the former. Both are good, but I think the American version pulls off a slightly better flavor profile. I do appreciate the spiced, zesty hop bite on the finish of Schneider's Hopfen-Weisse, which rounds out a medium-bodied, well-carbonated mouthfeel. All in all, this beer was outshined (although barely) by Brooklyn's version, but as far as price goes ($3.99 for 500 ml. vs. $12.99 for 750ml), Schneider is far easier on the wallet.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2008 23:47:06 | More by wagenvolks
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3.4/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bomber from specialty store in midtown. $11.99

This beer pours an orangey light brown color with plenty of small bubbles that initially foams up to a sizable head with only modest retention. On the nose I get a light clove scent amid a pronounced noble hop aroma. Very floral. Faint suggestion of banana. My wife suggested grapefruit. On the first taste out of the bottle, the beer is awful -- bitter and tangy. Given a second, the beer seems to calm down, and you really do get the sense of a thick hefeweizen topped with a big chunk of German hops. It's fairly sweet, and there is a lot of messiness with esters and phenols. The hop bite is at the level of an English IPA, or maybe a bit more.

Overall: Not really my cup of tea, although I do appreciate Schneider's focus on clove and not banana.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2008 14:14:35 | More by oggg
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New York

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

16.9 oz bottle served in a weisse glass.

L - murky orange/brown with a huge white head that eventually fell to a layer, leaving some bits of lacing.

S - sweet and spicy yeast aromas.

T - sweet taste of malts is met with hop bitterness on the finish. Very good balance of flavors.

F - medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel.

D - easy to drink a few, but watch the abv.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2008 20:51:01 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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West Virginia

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

Appears a hazy clouded golden tangerine hue with a creamy hued billowing large bubbled head. As the last of the bottle empties the body becomes even cloudier more yeast adding to the mix causes the brew to look like a tropical banana smoothie. Head has great retention here with intricate even lacing clinging to my glass. Aromatics come with fresh zesty herbal hops very spicy with yeast esters and malted barley notes providing sweetness. A touch of banana but much more citrus than anything else, also an air of alcohol can be picked up. It really tickles the nose hairs. Flavor is great herbal zesty almost minty hop bursts layered with a big traditional wheat beer takes hoppy wheat ales to another level. The esters are somewhat lost in the mix of hops and alcohol at 8.2 percent by volume. Most hefe and wezinbocks tend to be overly sweet that is not the case here, aggressive Euro hops are fresh with grassy herbal and citrus notes, zesty wheat kick with the yeast playing such a big role in the overall mix of flavors with a dough like presence. Esters created by fermentation are evident but overshadowed by the hops and alcohol which I really enjoy. Again overall I get a minty sensation in the flavor. Mouthfeel brings effervescent carbonation trademark for good weizens, hop oils remains as well given it a slick feel really sticks around on the palate and almost coats the teeth. Drinkability is excellent creative cooperation between two great brewers it doesn't get better than this now I have to give the Brooklyn Brewing version with the American hops I believed they used Saphir hops in this brew. It goes without saying but you need to try this beer and definitely compare and contrast it with the other brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2008 19:41:26 | More by WVbeergeek
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4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Hoppy wheat beer??

I am willing try about anything once; maybe not twice.

This beer pours a nice cloudy orange yellow with a fluffy white head. The aroma of citrus and hops exudes as you pour. The bottle developed an incredible amount of foam from the pour.

Taste is very very good. Hops and citrus blend along with some banana. Mouthfeel is quite bubbly. Very invigorating. Alcohol is very warming.

This is one of the best wheat beers I have ever had.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2008 23:51:17 | More by daledeee
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4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Pours an cloudy orange/gold color with a one finger white head. Wheat, banana, lemon, floral, sweet citrusy hops aromas all mix together. Sweet malt flavor, wheat and banana up front leads to a nice yeast and sweet orange hop flavor. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, this is a clean, crisp, and refreshing beer, easy to drink. Great partnership between two fantastic brewers!

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2008 20:51:45 | More by scottg
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New Jersey

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

Schneider- Hopfen Weisse

A- Cloudy golden yellow with the biggest fluffiest head. Thick chunky lacing down the glass.
S- Strong cloves, grapefruit, and pepper.
T- Sweet spicey pepper and clove come at you first followed by a dry wheat flavor thats infused with grapefruit rind hops.
M- Sweet and dry with an intense flavorful, and slightly bozy, finish.

Overall- Quite delicious! Easy to pound, even at 8.2% abv. A definite sumer beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2008 19:14:10 | More by NJpadreFan
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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a nice, clear orangey yellow with a big, fluffy white head and... oops, there goes the yeast! I should have been more careful with that. It clouds the beer up quite a bit, leaving little chunks visible. That's my fault for not being more careful and swirling the yeast around some before pouring it in.

S- Sweet bananas and cloves are accented by a tangy herbal hoppiness. Quite appetizing.

T- Tastes a lot like it smells, only the hops mute out some of the banana and clove flavors. Still, the hops and the usual weizen flavors meld pretty nicely. The alcohol comes through from time to time. Even with all the hops, the finish is only moderately bitter.

M- Light-medium in body with a nice, high level of carbonation.

D- One will do me just fine. The alcohol is a bit much for multiple servings.

An interesting beer, and a good one. It reminded me quite a bit of Schneider Weisse, only with more hops and alcohol. Not one for everyday drinking, but a good choice for someone looking to try something a bit different. Now I need to get my hands on the Brooklyner-Schneider one. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2008 20:15:25 | More by vtfan77
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4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Did not really know what to expect with this one. It's totally different from anything Brooklyn does, and also nothing like the standard Schneider-Weisse. The nose is quite hoppy and citrusy for a wheat beer, showing this brew's dry-hopped character.

Poured with a fluffy, foamy head that was quite large and stuck around for a while. The color was interesting: a really pale brown almost grey hue. Initial taste was quite intriguing and almost shocking. This wheat beer is full flavored and bitter with a complex almost smoky/earthy quality. Also spicy and hoppy, but not overwhelming. Highly drinkable, and on first tasting you'd never think it was 8.2 abv. A really interesting brew that I have to try again.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2008 06:16:59 | More by dasenebler
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3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wow, where to begin. I had expectations for this beer, and I was completely stunned. I expected a taste of a Brooklyn beer here and it tasted like a Schneider. Could not tell that Oliver/Drexler switched breweries for this collaboration. Also paired this with the Brooklyner-Schneider in a side by side with friends.

A - Nice cloudy, hefe color. Light head on a soft pour.

S - Good aroma, more bananas than anything else. Slight earthiness of hops.

T - Tasted the bananas from the get-go. Subtle banana/citrus taste with a calming hops after bite.

M - This beer has a lot of texture.

D - Not really sure. Could probably have another and call it a good night.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2008 03:40:19 | More by TasteTester
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4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass; the beer is a hazy, golden-orange with a decent head that diminished after a bit; not much lacing.

Smelled of mild cloves, ginger and other spices; hints of banana and lemon and some hops in the aroma.

Splendid mouthfeel, refreshing and a bit light with perfect carbonation. Enjoying out on the deck - perfect setting.

Excellent effort - glad a I purchased three bottles from the local Whole Foods.


Serving type: bottle

06-03-2008 17:13:34 | More by pinotboy007
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4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a whirly carbonated dark gold with a lighter blonde accent leaving a super thick tan head frothy and amazing. Super strong banana, cloves, fresh baked bread, very zesty hoppy. Well balanced between spice and fruit.

The taste starts very tart, brisk fruity carbonated tartness followed by a nectarine, orange, lemon, lime, tartness. Great taste something very exciting in this weisse beer highly recommended. I paired this beer with banana's foster the tartness def played well with this tarty, fruity beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2008 16:45:24 | More by Franchise
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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: pour into the Piraat snifter, gives a 2 finger off-white head that soon falls to leave a decent layer and eventually dies out, the beer is a rich, hazy golden color

s: smell immediately reminds me of a less complex New Glarus Imperial Weizen, floral noble hops combine with the yeast and malt to bring aromas of sweet gardenia and sweet citrus, pale German malt body gives a moderate grainy sweetness, notes of apricot and peach, lightly doughy yeasts

m: soft, full carbonation with a light-medium body

t: quite tasty given what the floral/citrus hop flavors and yeast brings to the basic pale malt backbone, pulpy apricot, dries out well

d: enjoyable, abv very well integrated...not a typical weizenbock, but a good one

bottle from Whole Foods Raleigh

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2008 02:46:25 | More by blackie
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North Carolina

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

Poured from 16.9 oz bottle into weizen glass.

A - Pours a hazy, yellow/brown color with lots of suspended yeast. Creamy 3 finger head takes forever to die down and leaves about 1/4 inch white cap that stays for the duration. Moderate lacing.

S - Typical banana esters pop up immediately, followed by a pretty intense rush of citrusy hops. Quite a wonderful combination of aromas.

T - Amazing. Banana begins with a wheat malt backbone and some slight clove flavor. This typical hefe flavor melds well with the intense hop flavor mid palate. Lots of leafy and citrusy hops hit before an earthy bitterness that carries through to the semi-sweet finish.

M - Somewhat thicker and less carbonated that I would prefer but on point nonetheless.

D - The intensity of flavor along with the high ABV might make this hard to have more than a couple of, but I certainly won't have any problems finishing my glass.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2008 05:52:46 | More by PatrickJR
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4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy, golden straw with a very thick head that never went away.
Smelled of cloves and spices. Hints of banana and lemon. Couldn't detect any hops in the aroma.
You taste the spices first, cloves, suggestions of cinnamon and white pepper, then some banana. The hops show up at the end, but not at all overpowering.
Good mouthfeel. Light on the palate and good carbonation.
Pretty drinkable in the flavor dept, but too high in ABV to be sessionable.
Very good beer from a very good colaboration. Definitely recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2008 14:09:35 | More by gabeerfan
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4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A : Pours a nice hazy golden yellow color with lots of head and lacing.

S : Lots of wheatj and cloves. A little citrus aroma also

T : Definitely a lot of cloves, yeasty flavor. Some banana flavor also. The finish is a grassy hop bitterness.

M : Clean and crisp.

D : This is a perfect beer for a summer day. I would love to have more of this.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2008 22:28:36 | More by mhewes
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3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I saw this at the beer store next to the Schneider Weiss which I have always enjoyed and figured I would give it a go. It poured crystal clear till about 2/3rds of the way through the bottle where all the yeast was settled, and there was a lot. I poured most of it in but the very bottom was like soup and I didn't want to overdo it. It gave me a nice 2 inch almost white head that slowly dropped down to a solid cover that doesn't seem to be going anywhere as I drink it. The beer itself is a nice orangish-gold haze. The smell at first was the typical lemony sweet weiss smell, but then you get the hop in the back of the nose; very interesting and pleasant. The taste however is only OK. There is a slight medicinal flavor right up front that quickly drops back to a slightly acidic, lemony wheat flavour that seems to envelop your tongue. This then leads to a slight hop bitterness that to me just seems a little out of place. It seems that if the hops were a little more piney or citrus it would meld really well, but to me they just give a bitter finish without much point, leaving what at first seemed to be a promising beer with a rather dead finish. Oh well, its certainly enjoyable, just not all I think it could have been. I will say the 8.2 alcohol is absolutely imperceptible to me.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2008 20:56:00 | More by Godot
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After experiencing this at a beer tasting hosted by Garret Oliver at Eli Cannons last summer, the news of it being available in bottles has lead to many happy sessions since and here's why. The appearance of this brew in my Tucher Weizen glass was hazy from yeast with a burnt orange hue. Loud, noisy and bubbly carbonation with a snow white head. The label alone is bright yellow and deep blue...very much the eye catcher. The aroma is bursting with zesty, citrusy esters primarily lemons and grapefruit. A very bubbly, zippy brew. Floral with wildflowers. Grassy, too. The taste is lemony and citrusy and oh so refeshing. The hop profile is understated yet its earthy and floral influence is everywhere. I let this chill longer than usual and didn't wait for it to warm. Initially, it's robust like pop rocks on your tongue form it's lovely carbonation. The chilly temperature did not diminish the flavor or effervesence at all. Drinkable? Hell yeah! Put in a stein for Oktoberfest! Enjoy it after cutting the lawn on a hot summer day! A hit in every way (like its Brooklyn brother).

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2008 17:42:52 | More by jim102864
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New York

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from whole foods.

Poured into my delirium tremens snifter, pours a hazy orange with a 2 finger head. Aroma is banana right away, cloves and pine needles. Taste is interesting for this style, its very mild and easy to drink. I really taste the banana and clove, also taste the addition of hops. Citrus and pine. To me it tastes like a good hefe with some gin added to the beer.( Weird i know, but thats what im getting ) Great drinkable beer, would never have guessed this was over 8%.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2008 00:28:46 | More by gregc
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4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap at Frisco Grille in Columbia, MD.

The beer poured a cloudy straw-yellow color with a fluffy, white head into a chalice. The appearance was just what I expected of a true hefeweizen. The aroma was of banana and cloves - the classic weizen yeast profile - heavenly. The taste was a delicate blend of banana and clove esters with an understated, yet noticable, hop flavor and bitterness. A fantastic example of the style and immensely drinkable. I really enjoyed this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2008 19:17:53 | More by pershan
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North Carolina

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

500mL bottle poured into a Brooklyn tulip. Pours a very hazy straw yellow with a nice fluffy off-white head. Aroma is bubble gum, sweet malts and a hint of citrus hops, very fragrant. The taste is sweeter than the Brooklyn version with the hops a little more subdued. The beer is light and crisp with very well hidden alcohol, I'd have no clue it was 8.2% if the bottle didn't say so. While not quite as different as the Brooklyn version, this is still a very unique and interesting beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2008 04:39:36 | More by atsprings
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4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a Schneider Weisse weizen glass. 05/28/08.

Pours a cloudy golden orange color. A beautiful large puffy head slowly fades to a thin layer, leaving moderate lacing behind. Lots of citrusy aromas, orange, lemon, coriander, banana, spices, with a very wheat/malt character.

Taste follows the aroma and then some. Slightly sweet, lots of orange and coriander and lemon. Good wheat and bread flavor, along with banana and spices. Very subtle bitter hop finish.

Feels light, with plenty of carbonation. Very clean and crisp finish. Almost feels a bit slick, from the hops. Very refreshing. Drinkability is also good. All the flavors work well together and I definitely want more.

A very interesting wheat beer, definitely worth a try. The two breweries by themselves make some very good beers, and I'm excited that they are working together. I look forward to trying the Brooklyn version.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2008 01:56:34 | More by bkilpatr
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4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

apppearance: cloudy yellow orange with a big thick layer of fluffy white head on top, rapid bubbles coming from the bottom of this. And huge chunks of lace that sporadically cling to the glass, gorgeous!

smell: very typical, cloves, banana, citrus

taste: just a bit of banana, lots of clove like yeast and a nice grassy bitter hop finish that reminds me of really good German Pils. Yummy

mouthfeel: PLENTY of carbonation, feels about medium body quite astringent at the finish.

drinkability: Well I bought a single. Why does that seem like it was an oversight? I wish I would've bought more and I'm glad that I have access to this stuff. It's really damn good.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2008 01:45:08 | More by Donnie2112
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4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4


Second bottle I've had of it- yeasty haze was still there, but didn't seem as dirty this time. Lacing was better, so I increase the score there.

Taste was MUCH fruitier, really tasty, can't pin what fruit flavor and aroma, but it was there and really upped the score for me. More hoppy/citric, but not bracing US hops. Will have to return to this one more time to be sure of what flavors, but this second time round really upped my take on this beer overall.

Original review:
A- Hazy, super muddled, dull straw color. Huge typical weisse head, rocky as it recedes, retains to the bottom. Couple spots of inconsistent lacing. I like swirling the yeast into my hefe-weisse, but this one just looked dirty, which detracted a bit for me.

S- Definitely european hops, earthier, aggressive but also balanced in the way a good english IPA would be. Reminded me of sweet mulch and fallen autumn leaves (very good smells in my book). Had slight fruitiness of melon and banana as I drank, perhaps from the schneider yeast strain, very nice aromas overall.

T- Aggressive european hopping, earthier. Some fruitiness in the middle, light malt presence. Threw me off since the aroma was so hoppy, but the hopping is much more mild than one might expect (especially if one is used to american hops). No alcohol despite the higher abv.

M- Fizzy, but not harshly carbonic, lightly refreshing, med body.

Overall, I enjoyed this beer quite a bit, more as it went along as the fruitiness came thru stronger. I like this better than brooklyn's version, as I feel this one is better balanced overall and simply tastier.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2008 22:33:19 | More by ABCJiugui
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New York

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

Saved this badboy for my 100th review.
Poured from a 1pt .8oz bottle into a Weiss glass.

A - Poured a cloudy and murky orange/brown color. The pour produced a huge head of white foam and left plenty of tiny particles of sediment dancing throughout the glass. The lacing clung to the glass like soap suds and the yeast sediment soon settled to form a thin white sludge at the bottom of the glass.

S - Malty and bready with definite hints of citrus and banana at first, followed by a spicy hoppy, almost medicinal finish.

T - Extremely unique flavor. Slightly sweet, spicy and bready up front, followed by a dry hop bitterness. Finished very floral with very faint hints of citrus and pine, slightly soapy.

MF&D - Very complex, yet very well balanced. Crisp, yet slighly oily at the same time. You really have to try this one for yourself to appreciate it. I can't wait to try it's Brooklyn brother.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2008 21:00:47 | More by nasty15108
Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
91 out of 100 based on 1,093 ratings.