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

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Ratings: 1,241
Reviews: 726
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 39
Gots: 91 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John_M on 07-16-2007

Schneider version. This brew is the result of the long friendship of Brooklyn brewmaster Garrett Oliver and Schneider brewmaster Hans-Peter Drexler. Garrett had always admired the delicate balance of flavors in Schneider Weisse, while Hans-Peter had long enjoyed the effusive hop character of Brooklyn East India Pale Ale and BLAST! Garrett's concept for the collaboration was that each brewmaster would brew essentially the same pale, hoppy weissbock in the other's brewery, but with different hopping to reflect the local hop flavor.

Dry-hopped w/ Hallertauer Saphir.
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Ratings: 1,241 | Reviews: 726
Photo of JohnGalt1
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

17 oz bottle picked up today at the Boise Coop... for about $4.75 .... I was very surprised to see this. Poured into my small Schneider Weisse glass.

Very impressive 4 finger head that towered an inch out of the glass... the color is a slightly hazy orange honey brew.

Nose is not as complex as expected... more clove than banana.. but both seem muted.. the hops are fairly large.. floral.. but not overpowering.. hops are much bigger as it warms.

Flavor is big and bitter.... bracing hop bitterness.. vanilla?? definite clove.. some bubblegum as it hits room temp.. and the bananas jump into high gear.... lemony but not sour with floral hops throughout .. I know that the hops are waaay out of line for the style.. but this is getting reviewed on its merits... and they're are many... a little bit of spicy alcohol as it warms.. little bit of lemon with the yeasty fruitiness in the finish with a long floral hop finish ... the body is thicker than I would have expected... a bump above medium.. and the carbonation is smooth and adds little.

again.. I was very surprised to see this.. now.. I gotta add the Brooklyn version to my wants... crap... I gotta slow down.


Photo of claytri
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured a wonderfully cloudy gold with a good white head. The aroma was of floral hops and mixed fruit. The taste was shocking, the best I could do was it tastes like wedding cake with a lot of aniseed. This is mixed in with floral hops and a distinct but light taste of alcohol. The feel was very light a dry. A most amazing feel. I found this to be a highly enjoyable and different beer. I only hope I'm able to get back to the Frisco Grill before the kegs gone. I don't see this as a big session beer, but definitely a very enjoyable beer.

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

Poured hazy gold with a big three finger head which was eggshell in color.
Smelled yeasty, fruity..tropical fruit.
Taste is hoppy, clean and tangy. Some sweetness with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel was fizzy, frothy and effervescent. Fruit and hops tangle in the mouth.
A fun beverage no doubt. The alcohol is very well hidden in this beer.

Photo of CharlesRiver
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Standard German .5l brown bottle. Poured into my matching glass, which is one of my favorites. This beer is extremely effervescent! Huge head just will not stop. Burnt orange/yellow and very cloudy.

Smell is amazing. Yeast, hops, spice, apples, lemon and nutmeg all come out for me. Taste is a bit lighter than I expected to be honest. With that great smell and all the bubbles I was expecting this one to pop. Beginning and middle are straight malt and yeast. That gives way to a wonderful finish that really saves this beer.

Mouthfeel is on the heavier side but it really doesn't impact the drinkability. A great beer that I am really enjoying.

Photo of BeerBelcher
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've been a fan of Schneider-Weisse for a long time now...American brewers haven't been able (IMO) to emulate that balance of hop and spice...so I was excited to try a collaboration involving this brewer and an American one. And I was not disappointed, this beer offers the same balance of spice, hop, and fruit notes evident in other Schneider Weisse beers, but also offers some additional flavor notes. The clove and malt in this beer is balanced a bit by banana (isoamyl acetate?) other fruitiness...and with more caramel than I remember from other Schneider Weisse beers. Very good.

Appearance is amber or a dark gold. Aroma is malt, with cloves and some fruit and banana notes. Flavor is as I've described above. Mouthfeel is pretty thick, but not overly slick or sticky.

I would highly recommend this beer. I bought this at Discount Liquor in Milwaukee, based on a very good employee recommendation.

Photo of bahumutx
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours cloudy orange with a large creamy white head.

Smell: Yeast, Clove, Banana, and nice sweet citrus fruit aroma probably from the hops. There is also a slight hop bitterness in the aroma. Great aroma!!

Taste: Starts with a bready yeast and wheat flavor. The smooth wheat flavor continues through to the end. There is also a slight banana and clove flavor near the end. Ends with a nice hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth mouthfeel with the right amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: This is a very tasty beer. I could see drinking 3 or 4 of these but they would catch up quick with the higher ABV.

I like this beer quite a bit. This was a very interesting experiment between Brooklyn Brewery and Schneider. Great Job!!!! I look forward to trying the Brooklyn Version.

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

poured from a bottle into a weiss glass. pours thick and cloudy after a few swirls. smells like a weiss with a mix of something else. taste.... first one i had i was NOT into. then i had the brooklyn version and loved it. now on my 2nd bottle, light but flavorful wheat with a sweet slightly bitter finish. this is far better than the previous two. perfect carbonation, light in the mouth. i love it.

Photo of alexgash
2.96/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

500 ml bottle.

Cloudy, pulpy, muddy orange body. Tall, rocky, three fingers of long-lasting, great-lacing, off-white head. Fresh wheat, boozy bananas, some clove, and loads of grassy, herbal hops on the nose. Interesting. Herbal bitterness up front. Toasted wheat bread malts follow. Rummy fruits, with accents of banana, and some tropical fruit follow. Some bitter astringency shows through and almost tastes medicinal. Boozy finish with lingering fruit and herbal hops. Medium-bodied with a soft feel. Disappointing.

Photo of TheLiterati
3.18/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First a disclaimer: Aventinus, my absolute favorite beer, is also brewed by G. Schneider & Sohn. And while i know it would not be fair or ethical to judge Hopfen-Weisse on anything but its own merit. Still, given the stellar quality of Aventinus, let's just say I had high hopes.

i enjoyed a 500 ML bottle with the usual Schneider Weisse logo and label. The only mention of Brooklyn is just above the name of the beer.

Poured a deep yellow-orange color with a big creamy head. Impressive-looking, I must admit. As for aroma, I could detect the usual notes of banana and clove, plus a nice hint of hoppiness.

Mouthfeel was quite smooth and velvety.

However, I was not overly impressed by the taste. It was not at all bad - it just wasn't what I'd hoped for - perhaps a bit more character from each style represented in this hybrid. The bottle I had seemed like the brewers could have pushed the taste envelope a bit more for a more "evolved" flavor.

Still - and judging solely on its own merit - I found the Hopfen Weisse quite drinkable, and will try it again as it is available.

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

Beautiful light orange pour with a large and long lasting head.
Cloves dominate the aroma along with some fruity esters and a bit of hops.
Cloves and hops are the most prominent element of the flavors. I'm not a huge wheat beer fan but the hop bitterness is a big selling point for me and it provides a balance which I don't see in a lot of weizenbocks. Probably the most balanced wheat beer I've tasted.
A very refreshing beer both on the tongue and the palate. Pleasantly carbonated.
Pretty easy drinking beer for 8.2%abv.
As previously stated, I haven't been a huge fan of wheat beers, but this beer is going to force me to reevaluate that stance.

Photo of aubuc1
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 ml bottle in to a goblet.

Pours a hazy, light orange with a nice white head.

Smell is of tart banana, clove and yeast.

Taste is surprisingly mellow yet sharp. Very balanced flavor that is not too fruity.

Nice carbonation gives a good mouthfeel.

As good as expected.

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

Pours a hazy, light gold in color. Decent head on the pour. Smell is wheat, but I'm getting quite a bit of clove in this as well. You get a bit of the lemony banana flavor in the taste. A little zing from the citrusy hops. Decent mouthfeel and a pretty easy drinker for being 8.2%.

Photo of nomisugitai
2.6/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Big dissapointment.

Appearance - Nice head, yeasty weizen

Smell - Nice hop smell with a little yeast

Taste - Sweet malt liquor. Reminded me of OE. Not good. Alcohol takes over.

Mouthfeel - Syrupy

Drinkability - I wouldn't want to drink more than 1

Photo of johnnieoz
3.31/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Disclaimer: I have lived on the East Coast and in Sweden, where Brooklyn Brewery brews are generally far easier to come by than here in LA. Just yesterday I was downing an excellent Brooklyn Brown @ their jazz cafe @ Newark Airport and Schneider Aventinus is one of my absolute favorites. So I am very excited about this baby.

The 500 ml bottle has the Schneider logo featured prominently and only mentions Brooklyn by name and in the description. Are there two different labels for the Schneider version (the photo on this page has the Brooklyn logo in the center of the label)?

A: An amber color reminiscent of the Schneider Original Weisse - though this one's a shade lighter if memory ain't playing its tricks on me. A thick one inch head lies atop heaps of carbonation.

S: Distinct pale ale aroma mixed in with some wheat smells. In other words: an apricot and slightly hoppy bouquet thrown in with some clove and bready malts. Banana is well hidden if present at all.

T: This is refreshing and quite tasty. Yet I find it somewhat confused and the "wrong" kind of bitter. There is too much pale ale and tripel here and not enough weizenbock/hopfen weisse. Call me conservative but I prefer an excellent Pikantus or Aventinus; or Sierra Nevada Celebration and Stone IPA to this. Still, this is quite a different brew altogether, so some may love it.

M: Great carbonation. Flavors abound from this medium-bodied brew as it whirls around the tongue and gums.

D: The potpourri flavors and higher alcohol content made this a less drinkable ale than I had expected. I wasn't necessarily looking forward to the next sip.

This beer is clearly a labor of love, but it needs tweaking to achieve a little more balance. I long to try the Brooklyn version. Wonder which one I'll prefer? I prefer American hops but also German wheat beers.

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

500 ml bottle into a Weizen glass.

Pours a cloudy, burnt orange with a huge, poofy giant head of brite-white foam that actually takes a bit of time to get it all in the glass. All of that shrinks down pretty far, until about a 1/4 finger of retention is left but that flares up nicely, leaving thick swathes of lacing behind. The aroma is a nose tingling fume of fresh, hoppy esters and floral notes that dominate, followed by additional notes of yeast, wheat, caramel, orange citrus, lemon, clove, and an underlying tingle of yeast. There's a lot going on!

The taste possesses a nice medium hop bitterness that pops on the palette. That's supported by a solid base of wheat and sweet caramel that are layered under additional notes of tangy lemon and orange citrus, clove, and yeast. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a touch of beef to it but is overall very smooth and easy with the feel.

This was well done, being both complex and a touch thick but still coming off as quite refreshing and quaffable. I'm glad to see that this is going to hopefully be a yearly release, as I'm good to put a bottle of this down each summer.

Photo of CrellMoset
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Whole Foods, Charlottesville, VA. Poured into an Aventinus weizenbock glass.

Appearance: Huge white bubbly foamy fast fading head. Leaves bubbly white but sparse lacing. A hazy, dirty, particulate-filled body

Aroma: Very sweet and wheaty, with peppery and spicy notes that are actually, in conjunction with the tart, acidic-smelling notes, reminiscent of BBQ sauce, strangely enough. The bouquet of hops here - the aforementioned citrus, a nice collection of floral and leafy notes - is pleasant, but not mindblowing. The typical Belgian banana note isn't strong here, but comes through as things warm.

Taste: Plenty of great spicy, leafy hop notes - delicious, delicious dry-hopping - that works well with the clove- and pepper-like spices and funky, earthy, yeasty notes. Citrus as well - mostly orange, though some tarter lemon, as well.

Mouthfeel: Very light and fluffy, medium-to-full bodied, average bubble size. Soft, pleasant.

Drinkability: It's ... well, it's a dry-hopped weizenbock is what it is, and a pretty damn good one once it warms up. It's well done, it's enjoyable, it's drinkable, it's refreshing, the alcohol's well-hidden - all in all, a good beer.

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

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a 20oz pint glass. Soft pour yields 5 fingers of foaming white billious head. Great head retention and terrific lacing. Pours a wonderful golden amber.

Nose- A blast of floral hops. Citric undertones. My mouth is watering.

Taste- Initially sweet, candy like, citric undertones. Slightly bready. Then the hops kick in with a very nice long bitter finish. Very good. Hopped weisse beers maybe a new favorite.

Mouthfeel- Good carbonation. Soapy mouth feel. Love the bitter finish.

Drinkability- Fantastic. I had to read the label to know that this was 8.2%. Booze is totally hidden. Seek out.

Photo of ctdfalconer
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I bought this beer because I always go for things that appear new or unique and I'm pretty sure that these brewers got together out of a desire to share their passion more than to collaborate on a mere marketing exercise. I've had a long familiarity with imported Schneider product, but I have had very little exposure to Brooklyn beer, being a west coaster.

This is a very easy-drinking beer for one so strong. It has the solidly spicy clovey aroma as one expects from Schneider Weizen, and I glad for that because it would have been a mistake to load up the hop aroma on top of that. It would have just been a train wreck. As it is, the initial perception comes off like a big, rich hefeweizen, but then the finish fades into a bracing hoppy dryness, which is a grand way for a beer to finish. All in all, I find this to be a refreshing conflation of traditional methods; a successful experiment. I would drink it again, though it was a bit pricey.

Photo of david131
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- A very cloudy yellow/orange color with a little bit of light coming through on the edges. The head is very thick and creamy and has a nice eggshell effect.

S- Bananas, clove, a little bit of lemon and orange rind. Very aromatic and appealing.

T- Clove and bananas, some alcohol and orange rind with a splash of breadiness. Complex and tasty.

M- Pretty creamy with a perfect carbonation level.

D- A very enjoyable and well done. The alcohol is well hidden. I would make this a regular thing, but the price affects the purchaseability a bit.

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - pours a hazy straw with a touch of amber. Plenty of foam as some four fingers spring up quickly. A very stiff cap, yielding slowly, and a steady flow of bubbles from underneath. Cavernous openings in the foam as the head recedes very unevenly. Not nearly as dark as I was expecting, but a fine looking beer nonetheless.

Aroma - initially has a citrus hop smel, like an APA. Sets up more like a stiff dunkelweizen with the banana yeast and perfumy alcohol vapor.

Taste - sweet, yeasty and spicy. The alcohol pushes the malty flavor but the hops find their own space, pushing through after the swallow. A start of some grapefrui rind bitterness, but the potent yeast and abv stay in control. The aftertaste, with the hops and sweet fruitiness, have a slight floral soapiness to them. Finishes with another little hit of hop bitterness as the palate dries. The hops get a little bolder and spicier with warming. As during the entire experience, the abv flavor is there, telling the brew's potency.

Mouthfeel - smooth, with just enough weight to feel above average in body. Carbonation is crisp but diminished by the beer's bigness.

Drinkability - a creative and tasty example from Brooklyn. Well done.

Photo of mullenite
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a typical weizen with a very thick and rich head that left a very nice lacing.

Smelled of hops, bananas, and a little citrus.

There were so many flavors in this it was amazing. Hops, bananas, and a light alcohol all fought for attention as the drink rolled through my mouth. Alcohol appearing mostly at the start and letting the hops steal the show with just a small hint of banana in the background. Moderate carbonation and a fairly thick brew made for a great mouthfeel.

Drinkability suffered only because of the strength of the alcohol, it came through a little strong for it to be a real big drinker but the 500ml bottle was easy to get down and at 8.2% I was ready to take a break or switch to something a little light anyway.

Photo of Riggo
4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale golden color. Strong, lively head one would expect for a weisse beer. The aroma is definitely not what one would expect from a german wheat, but wow! Really unique and wonderful aroma mixing the german wheat and american penchant for hops. Initially, nose is of effervescent pineapple, mint, and pine followed by the familiar banana element. In the mouth, a prickly bitterness on the tongue with a back and forth dance between piney hops and fruity bananas, apple, and pear. Finish is of lingering banana and pineapple with the tang of hops; clean, with some richness of alcohol (8.5%).

A really fantastic experiment here. More please.

Photo of Beertracker
4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse pours up with gusto creating a voluptuous white head that towers above the slightly hazy sunset-deep golden color. Awesome head retention! The ripe fruitiness (apricot, banana, mango, orange, tangerine, tropical fruit) and floral spiciness from the hops create a wonderfully inviting nose that compliments the fresh wheatberry bread character nicely. There's just a touch of perceivable alcohol set in the background. The full, sweet maltiness has just a touch of caramel and some Munich toastiness which is cut swiftly by a concentrated bitterness that brings about a lingering off-dry malty finish. The strength is well intergrated which further aids the overall complexity and makes this one nearly ethereal. This amazingly fruity, hoppy, medium-full bodied weizenbock delivers a plethora of complex flavors & aromas. This one is worth "tracking" down and comes highly recommended. Here's to the "Beer Matadors" of Garrett Oliver & Hans-Peter Drexler and their fine collaboration.

PROST! Beertracker

Photo of changeup45
3.33/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Corked 750 ml bottle. Light orange color with a huge fluffy head with good retention leaving a lot of lacing. Aroma is very floral with light zesty fruits, hops and some champagne. The hops taste zesty and citrusy with a malt base present, some bubblegum and champagne in there as well. At times it seemed a little like chemicals. It's not alcoholic but it is bold. Finishes a little sour and tangy with a lemon zing. A interesting and unique beer. I can see some hefe in it, some imperial pilsner as well but I woudn't categorize it as either of those. Fun to try but not something I'd want to have on a regular basis.

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

Pours a hazey, cloudy amber orange with not nuch of a head after the pour. Great looking beer, could just use some more foam. The aroma has a great dry bread aroma that has a lot of hops for a weizenbock. The malts and more than average amount of hops make for a combination of traditional and interesting tasting beer. You can taste wheat flavors of banana and cloves plus the British hops adding agreat citrus note to the sweet malts. Can barely tell how high the alcohol content is. The palate is bitter and fruity sweet. A little syrupy palate. Great beer and a great flavor combination for the style.

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