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Schneider Weisse Tap X Mein Nelson Sauvin - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

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Reviews: 106
Hads: 274
Avg: 4.07
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 38
Gots: 24 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: smakawhat on 10-28-2011

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Photo of stevoj
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Everything about this bottle says "This is exceptional", and it is. Nice tempered weizen aromas with a little essence of wine. Pours medium golden with pillowy head and fine but plentiful carbonation. Taste is weizen plus grapes. These hops really blend well with this style. No alcohol burn at all, but feeling the warmth after just a few sips. This a good Sunday afternoon sipper.

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Photo of chinchill
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Shared bottle at RBWG-2015.

Sweet and way less hoppy than expected ... But then I thought at first that this was a pale ale. Very malty especially for a beer featuring NZ Hops.

Feel: full syrupy body with light but adequate carbonation.

O: excellent for style.

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Photo of ssmack
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mein Porter Weisse

In small flute.

Dark ruby amber brown colour. 2 inches of thick rocky beige head. Bit of lacing with no retention.

Malty aroma of figs and creamy malted milk. Caramel and semi-sweet chocolate.

Starts as a mild roasted malt taste. Then it tasted like vindgary sour milk but not unpleasant. This resolved to sweet figs and roasted barely. Mild tart aftertaste.

Feel was on the heavy side of medium.

Great aroma but this did not quite fork for me. I missed the swet spiciness of a weisse. Miles behind Tap 6 for me.

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Photo of JSuperman
5/5  rDev +22.9%

This was a perfect beer for me! After aging three years, this was a marvellously smooth, tasty and rounded beer. Some of my favorite beers are from Schneider and this was far surpassed the expectations that I had.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a very interesting idea here, a german wheat lager with nelson hops, has to be great right? well, it is great, but the bottle i shared was dated 2012, and i have to wonder if the one of a kind character of the nelson hops has tailed off a little bit over time. it sure seems that way, not to say the haze beige bronze colored heady beer isnt hoppy, because it is, but that tropical nelson character is pretty minimal, lost in a denser bodied strong wheat base. the bitterness is there, and so is a light lemony fruity element, but i couldnt not place it as nelson, which is concerning to me because i think its the most unmistakable hop varietal out there. love the creamy feel, the snappy finish, and the luxurious nature of the beer. prickly little bubbles lift up the malt, and the hops really do bring it alll together in the finish. its great beer, a new direction for the germans for sure, but i would love to compare this to a fresh bottle and see how it has changed over time. still awesome stuff though, just not the nelson bomb i had anticipated.

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Photo of emerge077
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Laschet's in a 10 oz. or so glass.

Opaque orange yellow, fluffy head of white meringue foam that leaves behind lots of delicate lacing to admire, and lasting surface coverage. 4.25

Aroma seems a bit subdued as it was served pretty cold. As it warms there are yeast esters, though it's hard to pull out much signature characteristics of Nelson Sauvin. Smells kind of like a strong hefeweizen, bubblegum and clove yeast esters. 3.5

Taste seems to have a slight oxidation present, papery notes to the wheat, some mild nebulous stonefruit, and a dry finish. Full bodied and fairly big in the abc department. Overall it was a bit of a letdown, not sure the age of the keg, but it didn't really seem hoppy or unique. 3.5/3.75/3.5

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/2/2011. Pours lightly hazy bright orange color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big apricot, white grape, pear, apple, lemon, banana, pineapple, clove, wheat, honey, bread, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, hops, and pale malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big apricot, white grape, pear, apple, lemon, banana, pineapple, wheat, honey, bread, clove, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, white grape, pear, apple, lemon, banana, pineapple, wheat, honey, bread, clove, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, hops, and pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice weizenbock. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, hops, and pale malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of AllForAugust
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

God fucking dammit. I had this whole review just about wrapped up and the browser crashed. Fuck everything. Ok. Redo. Speed run.

Bought a 750mL bottle at a liquor store in Wellington. Why? Well the bottle was pretty, it came with a free glass, I've never had a shitty beer from these chaps before, and it said 'Nelson Sauvin' real big on the label. Lots of reasons.

A: Nice golden-brownish cloudy color and a greater head that's continuously upkept by the generous amount of carbonation bubbling up from the bottom. Head retention is great and there's very little lacing. We have a real clean beer here, y'all. Even at the end of this bottle-fermented beer, there is very little yeast residue.

S: The usual aromas you'd expect from a German produced wheat beer. Bananas, cloves, yeast and malts all give my olfactory a friendly high-five why the fruity aromas of the Nelson Sauvin wait behind to offer a coy handshake before hiding behind its parents. It's there. It's well done. But the hop head in me wants it to be more prevalent.

T: Damn. There's a really fun chardonnay flavor present here. Tight weizen characteristics throughout. I might be getting a little bit bold here, but I feel like there's an underlying sourness to it. In a perfect world, we'd see this aged and soured a few years in some pinot gris barrels. But perhaps that would be making an already outstanding and complex flavor too extreme.

M: Bang on. Not spectacular, or game changing, but they really nailed it. There is hardly any heat to it despite the 7.3%ABV. Carbonation feels great on the tongue and the body leaves little to be desired.

O: As weird as it sounds, I've had plenty of German wheat beers that were made with NZ ingredients/hops. This one takes the cake. I'm going to go buy another bottle for the cellar right now, actually. Definitely in contention for favorite weiss.

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Photo of DaveBar
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO 750ml bottle for around $6.50. Served at 8deg C in a water glass. 2012 Edition

A- Pretty good. Opened well, poured with a decent head. Clear, mildly brown

S- Pretty good too. Hints of hops and citrus. Yeasty and fruity.

T- Excellent. This one sat for around one year after purchase. Nice wheat beer

M- Excellent. Very creamy and slick

O- Very good. Glad I have one more to savour this summer

Food Pairing

This nice little wheat paired well with... Spicy tuna sushi! Rolled a couple tonight and this went well!


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Photo of dcmchew
4.73/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Old notes, especially about the taste:

No. 3224; the 2012, had in 2013;
Fruity complexity, ranging from acidic (apple, grape, pear), to citrusy (orange, grapefruit weaker than expected, lime), to ripe (peach, apricot), to tropical (banana, light pineapple);
The sweetness is mild, provided by the fruitiness, and toned down by wheaty malts, lightly toasted bread; the spice is classic, with some nice clove mostly;
Also has a hay-stacky note, followed by herbal and floral goodness from the hops, which don't exactly nuke on the finish (not bad);
Alcohol is hidden nicely, and only tickles, helped by the pleasant carbonation; the resulting aftertaste is mildly bitter, leaving traces of the fruitiness and a wheatiness that lingers for a while;
A perfect weizenbock

Later edit: Just had the 2011 vintage, and the fruitiness is off the charts. Huge orchard fruit and exotic lytchee. The rest are the same. But the hops hugely enhanced the fruity character. This is extremely tasty, a real treat. Just a quick edit of the ratings, setting taste to 4.75.

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Photo of utfiero
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Color- cloudy gold. Huge, thick head.

Aroma- spicy radish and damp grain.

Taste- An interesting and unique brew. Starts with a slight floral bitterness with a soft traditional hefe weisse mid-body, finishing with a unique, lingering floral yet earthy mineral aftertaste. The floral hops remind me of Deus (from France); a head to head test against Deus would be interesting. Purchased in Dallas from the Korean store Super H Mart. This is a 2012 brew, numbered 16688. The card with the bottle makes some interesting pairing suggestions including "pickled vegetables, Parma ham, pasta, creamy ripe cheese, and fruity desserts." I recommend pairing with knackwurst and sour kraut.

Tasted on 12-30-2013. Poured from 750 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass).

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Photo of stewart124
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Label shows 2011 but no drink by date or conclusive born on date.

Slightly hazy peach color with white head.

Subdued banana and clove in the nose. Some berry notes. My guess is from the Nelson Sauvin hops.

Deliciously fruity esters coming through with a banana and lemon kick in the end. Very good mouthfeel and even easier to drink. Doesn't come through like 7.3% at all. As this warms a bit more phenolic notes come out and a bit of sulfur. The malt character is complex with some straw and and oily character from the large amount of wheat.

This is a fantastic beer. I'm not sure it warrants the $17.99 price tag for a big bottle but it was tasty.

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Photo of stephens101
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fluffy off-white head on top of mostly clear, golden brew. Has a thick, sticky lace.

All the usual suspects (malt, yeast, clove, banana) in the aromatic lineup. A bit of oddball grass and some floral notes are almost overlooked.

Light and fruity with pear, white grape and green apple. Caramel, grain and spice are in the background conspiring. Alcohol only becomes discernible at the very end, even though it's obviously right under your nose.

A very subtle beer with just enough champagne essence to make it light-hearted but with enough beer muscle to keep up the attitude and get the job done before it strides off perfectly into the distance making you reflect on its genius.

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Photo of mick303
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle. 2012 vintage. Poured a solid rocky cap of white head, really solid retention. Colour is a musky light brown, slightly golden with a lot of visible carbonation. 4

S – light spicy floral aromas, biscuit malt, apple and soft fruit notes, cherry, orange, fresh herbs, grass/meadow character with an appetizing sweetness. Gets a bit spicy as it warms. Some yeast notes emerge. 4

T – a initial crisp grape character, then tending towards lychee and kiwi, with a slight tartness, like unripe berries or pineapple but sweet enough to be really tasty, a bit more fruity sweetness, pear, slightly bready malts. A mild bitterness on the finish, with more juicy berry notes, some wheat notes with a bit of a subtle creaminess and a very fresh floral and berry character. Finish is toasty, full-bodied and has a lingering grapevine note. 4.5

M – soft and creamy, lots of body and feel to it but super drinkable, no alcohol presence and the wheat creaminess really soothes this out, but a hit of tartness is really refreshing. Quite a lot of carbonation actually, vivacious on the palate. A refreshing beer, with a lingering vineous aftertaste and a bit of dryness. 4

A really delicious beer, the hops provide a full delicious taste ontop of the really solid malt base, not as tropical punch as NS can be, this had more soft kiwi, lychee, pineapple and a slight tart aspect. Balance is perfect and it drinks very well. A tasty and complex beer that drinks much lighter than the abv. Would make an ideal summer beer. I would tone down the carbonation but otherwise enjoyed this, balance is quite good and the tartness works well with the wheat, another winner from this brewery.

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4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 ml swanky bottle picked up from LCBO for $8.95 CDN. Only viwede at one LCBO so picked up two bottles over the past two weeks.

Appearance - a generous 3 fingers of head is poured revealing a hazy golden brown liquid in the oversized wine glass. The creamy white head has some significant staying power too.

Smell - Dark fruits, toffee and other malted flavours dominate. Some pear and grape scents are also present but barely noticeable.

Taste - Again the dark fruits and malted flavousr are the hero here. Caramel is detectable and there is some bitterness after the sip.

Mouthfeel - Creamy smooth, very easy to forget that this is 7.3%. Quite tasty overall with its medium body and sweet finish. A very dry finish right at the very end contrasts with the rest of the mouthful.

Overall - A very fine beer worth trying a couple of times because well, it was new and I hadn't seen it anywhere. In the future would probably buy other beers before this one, especially since I enjoy the Weihenstepahner Vitus and the Schneider-Weisse Aventinus (Tap 6) to all be in a similar vein. Nonethless a very enjoyable beer.

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4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: 1/2" foamy white head that left a nice lacing over cloudy amber liquid.

S: Cloves, banana, gooseberries, pears, white grapes.

T: Marshmallows, pears, sweet white grapes, bananas, vanilla, cloves.

M: Pillow soft, some drying and bite from the alcohol, medium viscosity and carbonation.

O: An extremely tasty and beautiful beer.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been hanging onto this for about year, but today seemed like as good a day as any!
A - clear bright golden, two solid fingers of fluffy white head, plenty of spotty lacing all around
S - yeasty grape phenol aroma, buttery light toast, mild spices, very pleasant and yet mellow aromas
T - light grape medicine phenols, touch of spice, hints of banana and mellon, buttery bread maltiness, the flavours are generally present but very mellow, makes me think the aging has contributed to this
M - light body with lightish carbonation, silky smooth and gentle on the palate, finishes slightly crisp and slightly dry
O - a tasty brew that I suspect has mellowed with nearly 2 years of aging, delicate flavours and super easy sipping, a great treat on a hot summer eve

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Photo of Rutager
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle #31244

Appearance. Pours a hazy yellow gold with two fingers of frothy white head, decent retention.

Smell. Green apples, clove and fruity Belgian yeast, banana, some light wheaty malt, and faint whiffs of pineapple and lime.

Taste. Fruity Belgian yeast, clove, some banana and earthy hops, just a bit of orchard and tropical fruits.

Mouthfeel. Medium-light body, soft medium carbonation.

Overall. Nice stuff, but not as nice as the Vitus I had recently.

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4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a weizen glass

A- Cloudy dark golden orange, two fingers of white head that stays around for a long time, lots of bubbles

S- Pineapple, banana, floral hops, yeast

T- Sweet pineapple and lots of tropical fruits, lemon zest and banana

M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, long banana lingering finish

O- Very good beer, lots of tropical fruits, nice and light very easy drinking beer, worth a try even if its not your favorite style

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Photo of wordemupg
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml champagne style bottle poured into my seldom used matching tall Schneider Weisse glass 31/5/13 2012 bottle # 32095

A cloudy dark golden orange liquid with bubbles popping up from everywhere, not surprising that there's a massive long lasting cream colored foam that's stills a half inch deep at the bottom of the glass, a thick collar of lace followed by plenty of random patches

S candied pineapple, green banana, guava juice, floral hops, faint brown sugar and some wheaty dry cereal

T faint bubble gum on top of what I smell with more cereals and slightly more fruit, mimics the smell fairly well, I was expecting more Nelson Sauvin, If it wasn't in the name itself I doubt I would've guessed

M not as many bubbles as I would've guessed after looking at the bubbles in the glass, has some weight to it, and more tropical notes on the finish that anywhere else with some lemon rind and the fruit I could smell

O pretty solid Weizenbock that I wish was freshly bottle unlike most brews of the style, I'd like the Kiwi hops to play a bigger part but perhaps that's just the hop overkill love that I have going on, it is fairly hoppy after all

I'm not sure what I expected but I was pretty happy with what I ended up with, well worth a try even if its not your favorite style

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Photo of spinrsx
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $10 - 2011 edition

Appearance - Slightly hazy amber colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and there isn't much lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.

Smell - Hops, corn, ginger, breads/grains

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste corn, apples, and bread/grains. There are also some green grapes and a touch of ripe banana. It ends with a ripe fruit aftertaste.

Overall – Not sure if this beer is a little past it's prime, but it's still very good. Not something that stands out to me as something I need to buy again though. Happy to have tried.

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3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml Prosecco-style bottle. Limited edition 2012.

This beer pours a hazy, glassy medium golden amber hue, with two fingers of dense, puffy dirty white head, which leaves a random array of droopy raincloud lace around the glass as it slowly bleeds away, much like my thumb earlier this afternoon.

It smells of fruity wheat malt - banana, a little bit of applesauce - spicy clove and black pepper, earthy yeast, soft tropical fruit notes, redolent of sassy white wine must, and a further floral, somewhat perfumed booziness. The taste is much sweeter wheat malt, the banana pudding character rising to a heady crescendo, with a receding yeastiness, steady clove and peppery spiciness, mild late harvest white wine notes, and more leafy, floral alcohol.

The bubbles are fairly frothy, but innocuous at the same, the body just on the lee side of medium weight, and quite fruity in its smoothness bearing. It finishes well off-dry, the thick wheat malt dancing a timely waltz with fadingly attractive foreign fruity hops, with the booze, as per usual, the social lubricant.

A rather good weizenbock, my only real beef here is with the sort of indistinct nature of the heralded guest hops - they're there, sure, but not in any measure that I might not have mistaken them for a touch of plain ol' Cascade. The wine character just doesn't permeate, leaving me with a kind of opportunity loss cost feeling. Good, but not as good as I was hoping - perhaps that's the German reservedness asserting itself here.

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4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm a huge Schneider Weisse fan and have been on the hunt for this one (only brewed once in 2011) for some time. Picked up 4 bottles when I found it and wasn't disappointed. Poured from a 750ml into a Weizen glass.

A: Beautifully shaped sexy bottle. Pours a lovely illuminated gold with about 4 fingers of expressive head. Relatively clear with no yeast tornado at the end of the pour.

N: As expected mostly yeast and bananas with the slightest suggestion of wine / grape aromas.

T: Lovely, balanced flavor with the Nelson Sauvin hops imparting a chardonnay like roundness and tart sweetness which is very mellow on the mouth. I have had TAP 5 Mein Hopfenweizen many times at the SW brewery and I was somehow expecting the single hopped profile on this TAP X to be aggressive like TAP 5. It's not, it is very sophisticated and soft. Flavors have nice floral angles and fruitiness, green apple and peach mixed in with the white wine vinous notes.

MF: Relatively full bodied with well engineered Bavarian carbonation. Expressiveness helps the various subtle flavors emerge on the sides of your tongue. Refreshing.

O: A nice beer and always good to bad a rarity. I really think this beer has probably mellowed significantly in the the nearly 2 years since it was bottled (day 214 of 2011). I would love to lay a bottle of this down for 5 more years to see how it evolves. I just might , if I can muster the willpower.

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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Bright gold in color with a white fluffy head.

S - Lightly sour and floral aroma with light banana undertones, bready and light yeast.

T - Cloves, bananas, light sourness, light floral, bready, lemons, and a mild fruity bitterness at the end.

M - Light medium mouthfeel, viscous, lightly sticky on the lips and are lingering banana, clove finish.

O -Elegant and worth a try, but pricey.

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4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a hazy medium golden amber with a fine three finger white head with great retention that leaves pillowy lacing. Classic weizen aroma of sweet wheat, bananas anc cloves, no evidence of the Nelson hopping. Flavor follows aroma, with sweet wheat, light banana and clove. Interesting light sweet fruit flavor, which I assume is from the the hops, vaguely reminiscent of a sweet white wine, although I would not have identified it as such if I had not read the bottle label. Finishes moderately dry with light fruity hops. Light bodied, but nice mouth feel from carbonation. A nice variant on a well made weizenbock. Flavors were well integrated, a bit subdued. Another great beer from this very consistantly good brewery.

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Schneider Weisse Tap X Mein Nelson Sauvin from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
90 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.