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

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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 33
Gots: 23 | FT: 2
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Germany

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 JSuperman
5/5  rDev +21.4%

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.

Photo of smakawhat
4.83/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass very slowly.

A real impressive appearance. Head forms with real creamy sticky retention, with a caramel light yellow color. It looks like whipped up foam. The body in this glass is a myriad of orb glowing colors. From the bottom a perfect lemon yellow to gradual peach orange at the top with everything in between the spectrum. In one word flat out amazing beer. Some typical cola large bubbled carbonation, but not much.

Nose is light floral sense but also the standard banana and cloves sense. Seems a little drier spice action mixed with good lemon and citrus. Mix that in with the floral angle and it is almost potpourri, even fruit punch (a good one).

Taste is a wonderful array of sensations. Front palate starts off with orange citrus then sweet malts and chewy banana, orange again in the swallow with bitter tolerable citrus. Bitter citrus angle on this is very unique. Mouthfeel is classic creamy with a little hint of wet, just enough carbonation to make it interesting.

Overall I love the bouncing between orange and banana, and the play between bitter and sweet on this thing. It goes back and forth and forth. This is one unbelievably good beer.

Photo of dcmchew
4.73/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Photo of kirkmichel
4.62/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml from Hop City in Atlanta, GA; poured into a tulip

A- Beautiful opaque golden orange, with a thick white head
S- Banana, orange, yeast and clove plus a ton of other spices and fruity tones...smells so complex and delicious I can't help but drink another sip every time I try to smell it. Against my normal reviewing process, but can't help it.
T- Tastes very much like it smells: banana, fruit, spices. Sweet on the finish, reminding me of a red wine or raspberry taste.
M- Nice carbonation, which really helps a beer this dense/chewy in this style.
D- I could drink this all night; as it is warming up it is getting even more complex. Will definitely be buying this again.

Photo of stewart124
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Photo of stevoj
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.56/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think this is a fantastic beer. Pours a hazy golden, with the haze providing a bit of a glow. White head is foamy, creamy and thick. Nice lacing.

Banana and clove are present in the nose, but not dominant like a regular hefe. That's fine with me. Instead there is a faint peach and tartness. Some soft citrus and an overall dryness.

Flavor follows the nose, although here the peach makes more of a presence. Maybe it's a combination with mango? Toward the end the clove and banana make a move toward the tongue but the carbonation lifts it all away.

Really nice beer.

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.53/5  rDev +10%
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.

Photo of Mosstrooper
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 25.4oz bottle into a 330ml Corsendonk tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy golden-orange color with a large, thick off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves behind thick, foamy spots of lace.

Smell: Banana, clove, yeast, and wheat just like a hefeweizen, but also backed up by a slight white wine aroma and alcoholic fruitiness. A floral aroma also permeates.

Taste: Begins slightly spicy before turning into banana and wheat flavors. The finish has alcoholic fruitiness and a white wine flavor backed up by yeast and balanced bitterness at the very end.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body with balanced carbonation and a refreshing finish that dries out and warms from the alcohol.

Overall: A very good all-round beer. This isn't a true weizenbock (as others have said), but the innovation shown here is quite interesting. A hefeweizen with a little bit more to it. Well worth a go!

Photo of utfiero
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
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).

Photo of mindspin315
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice fluffy white head, hint off-white. Solid golden yellow body with alcohol legs.

The aroma is really nice. Hops are present in addition to the big fruity yeast quality. The strongest scent I get is banana. With a dose of fruity citrus hops. Banana cream dessert, banana bread, faint pepper/clove notes.

Beer starts out with the yeasty fruit flavors and vanilla. The yeast fruit flavors ride out thru the finish and the hops add the mildest bitter touch in the middle. The texture is like velvet and the carbonation helps this beer glide smoothly across the palate. The after-taste is wonderful and will keep you coming back for more.

Take this beer out of the fridge and let it warm for 10 mins and then start drinking. The flavors open up as this beer warms.

*This would go amazing with a fruit/cheese plate.

[95/100]

Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. 2011 vintage. Poured into a snifter. White head on a hazy light orange body. Clear and soapy lacing sticks to the glass. Aroma includes sweet bananas, a delicious yeastiness, and maybe some caramel and some clove and white pepper. Taste follows suit with banana dominating. Drank it fresh and now a year old. More earthy and slightly sweeter today but I would say this would be interesting to evaluate as it gets even older. Delicious. Period.

Photo of ngeunit1
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a cloudy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades downaat a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of wheat, tropical and lemon hops, banana, clove, yeast, and some sweet bready malts.

T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit, lemon, and tropical hops with some wheat, clove, and other spices. Through the middle, some floral hops come through with some more bitterness and banana, yeast, and sweet bready malts. The finish is a mix of lemon and tropical hops, some bitterness, sweet bready malts, yeast, banana, clove, and other spices.

M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and yeasty finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice weizenbock with a little extra hops. Good overall balance and hop profile.

Photo of oberon
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a great Thanksgiving beer to have,this is a world class weizenbock but I should have guessed it would be from this great brewery.Poured into my Brooklyner Schneider Hopfenweisse glass a hazed orange infused golden with a thick clingy white head atop that lasted quite awhile leaving multiple rings of broken lace behind as it settled. Yeasty bannana,clove,caramel,and some toasted nuttiness in the nose,a good amount of malt complexity going on here.The mouthfeel to me is near perfect,medium with a great creamy mellow feel,its something I could drink all day I think.Flavors of bannana and clove-spice,but its got this subtle component to it,mild caramel sweetness with the alcohol extremely well hidden.This weizenbock I could drink all day,full flavor but immensly drinkable,outstanding without being over the top.

Photo of Mar02x
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this beer in my favorite beer tasting ABT pub. ABT stands for Alliance of Beer Tapping bars/pubs. These bars have to have a broad selection of beer bottles and every month a new beer on the tap. This time it was the Schneider Weisse.

The ABT bars claim that the brew master Hans Peter Drexler changed the recipe a little specially for them. Hans Peter didn't change the name of his beer though so I'll review it here.

A - A dark yellow, a white headed and hazy fluid. It looks off style. The foam doesn't linger around very long and there is some carbonation visible.

S - What a strong and complex smell. I never smelled the banana esters so strong in a beer. There are also a lot of other fruits to be discovered in the smell as well.

T - Wow! What a splendid and different taste. A nice soft and fruity beer what hardly no alcohol presence. The taste is full and complex, up front some sweetness and in the after taste rather dry! I am not sure if I am going to give this beer a five.

M - A sweet and soft carbonation and after that it turns into bitter.

O - An excellent Weizenbock! Normally I am not a fan of this beer type, but after tasting this one I am sure I will come back to have another try.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 11/19/2011 at Julian’s in Providence, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy gold color, with a short dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, spices, light caramelized malts, bananas and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready from wheat and a hearty malt character followed by a strong kick of spices. Then some flavors of bananas and citrus come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid and flavorful beer to drink for a long time.

Photo of dgilks
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy golden colour with a smooth, creamy, off-white head. Decent head retention.

Bright tropical fruit that blends in amazingly with the banana notes of the hefeweizen. The wheat is subdued but the best part is this really well mixed mango and banana.

Again, more great fruit notes with a balance of mango, passionfruit and banana. Tart, crisp wheat adds nice complexity. Refined.

Medium-light body with moderate to moderately-high carbonation.

This is an exceptionally refined and well crafted beer. The combination of hop and hefeweizen is well executed. One of the best beers I've had recently.

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Photo of Brittian
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

the hops do have a very musty wine flavor it is very good

Photo of Slatetank
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I picked this up at Brass Rail enjoyed chilled from the 750 into a tulip.

The color is deep golden amber like honey with very light haze and thick 3 finger cap of cream with average sized bead, lace sticks ok. The smell is very floral and fragrant with yeast aroma and a caramel tinged malt w/ vinous -white grape aroma and subtle citrus zest aspect. The feel is great with mostly dry feel and moderate bitterness apropos to the increased abv w/ sligh spice tinged body with medium high carbonation as expected from a wheat.

The flavor is great as the mouthfeel with subtle floral hop entry andn caramel as indicated from the malt in the nose with subtle tropical taste from the yeast and Nelson hops with slight white grape tanginess and mild alcohol backing the mix of spice in the yeast and gentle banana with a goody amount of hop flavor considering the age of this bottle. Overall I was highly impressed a very good Weizenbock which I think fits the style well withh a nice taste from the Nelson Sauvin hop varietal - a pretty enjoyable beer and well worth the price in my opinion.

Photo of metter98
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is cloudy yellowish orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that slowly died down and eventually only left a ring of bubbles on the surface around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of wheat and yeast in the nose along with sweet and sour notes of grapes.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and is a bit sour. It also has hints of orange citrus and bananas (from the yeast).
M: It feels a tad below medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink compared to others in the style because the alcohol is well hidden from the taste.

Photo of StJamesGate
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy deep golden sunshine with tiny particles, thin trails of bubbles and puffy stiff white froth that rings. Rain forest flowers, peach-banana smoothie, and fresh baked sugar cookies on the nose.
Fresh squeezed OJ, Madeleine, and light graininess, slight clover yeast, and spiced white plum jam hops.
Sauternes finish with a hit of bubblegum and dry zesty linger. Round, smooth, fizzy, slight chew, no burn.

I'm a sucker for both hopped wheat beers and NZ hops, so this one ticks boxes for me. Silky smooth and superbly balanced. Not quite the Brooklyner collaboration, but close.

Photo of koopa
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this one at beerloco's place tonight, thanks Alan!

Appearance: Pours a goldfish orange with a minimal white crown that shows moderate retention and lace.

Smell: Decent mix of grapes, gooseberries, floral notes, and a hint of malt sweetness.

Taste: Same as nose but with more citrus prominence.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a semi-dry finish. Decent carbonation too.

Overall: A very nice beer from Schneider that reinforces just how much I like Nelson Sauvin hops.

Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Pours an opaque dark gold orange color , with a thick creamy head that slowly fades to a thin layer that stays with the beer, and a medium lacing that slowly drips back into the beer.

Smell – Now this is what a weizenbock should smell like. Honey, lemon hops, clove, a hefeweizen style wheat, and just a slight hint of bubblegum.

Taste – Taste is very similar to the smell, a delicious weizenbock!

Mouthfeel – Very smooth and lightly carbonated. I don’t notice the alcohol at all. Amazing for a 7.3% beer.

Drinkability – Schneider makes great hefeweizens and weizenbocks. This is another.

Photo of stakem
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a brutus-sized weizen glass from a 750ml bottle. The brew appears a clouded light orange custard color. 4 fingers thick pillowy white head appears and fades to a thin layering atop leaving small patchy lace.

The smell is spicy with pepper and clove. Banana and dry fruits a bit like pear and apple skin round things out with a very traditional feel to this. Some grainy wheat tang brings out some sweetness augmented by a hint of white grape juice from the Sauvin hops which takes this brew off in a unique and very enjoyable direction.

The taste is tart with wheat. A lot of spicy character including pepper and clove initially. Some apple/pear skins and a wheat flavor increases bringing out a bit of sweetness. All the while there is a mild bitterness present keeping things in check with a tartness of white grape juice. Mild tannic nature across the back increases the perceived bitterness. The aftertaste is dry and fruity with more of that Nelson character opening up as it warms.

This is a medium bodied feel and moderately carbonated. A bit more hoppiness than expected in this style but that's what this beer is all about. The alcohol warmth is perfectly integrated making this an all around perfectly balanced weizenbier. This is a must try for wheat beer lovers. I'm not sold on the weizenbock classification here. Sure it is of bock strength but it is very pale in color and if not for the increased abv, it is very much a hefeweizen. Regardless, I am sold on this brew and would love to have it again. I hope this I'd a start for new things to come from Schneider. Well done!

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