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

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Reviews: 106
Hads: 271
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 5.19%
Wants: 35
Gots: 23 | FT: 2
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Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.30% ABV

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Photo of danieelol
3.13/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to IBS staff.

Pours a nice mango peach spritzer colour. Decent head/lacing.

Smell is nice rich musty wheat notes typical of the Schneider house profile. Think banana paddle pops and massive bubble gum. Do not get a big sense of the Nelson here, there is perhaps a subtle grape/Ribena presence.

Taste is more Schneider house bubble gum. There is a bit of the alluded-to-on-the-label sourness.

Mouthfeel is decently thick, a touch sweet.

Decent wheat beer but the Nelson just doesn't come through. Much prefer the brashness of the Schneider hopfenweisse. In light of this, this beer is pretty poor value. You're paying a big premium for something which tastes just like Schneider's other wheat beers. (710 characters)

Photo of rarbring
3.15/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A dusky dark golden brew, an off-white small head, little lacing - good curtains.

Smelling weatish, oranges and spices, grapes and cloves.

Sweet white bread, lemon curd, cloves and some yeast.

Medium carbonation, soft and foamy, a light dry finish.

Too me this is not more than a rather bland high alcohol wheat beer. (321 characters)

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.21/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lightly hazy yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, a light banana, and a small sweet fruitiness. In the taste, a dry banana peel, and quite wheaty. A small bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry banana peel, and note of sweetness in the aftertaste. Big banana presence in a wheat, nice small, refreshing fruitiness, yet still a wheat. (369 characters)

Photo of nickfl
3.3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with one finger of white head on a hazy, dark copper body. The foam fades quickly and leaves light lace.

S - Herbal hops, some fruity yeast character and a bit of bready malt.

T - Fruity malt up front, some white wine and sherry character in the middle. Finishes with sweet malt and light citrus.

M - Medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - Sweet and vinous, it doesn't quite become cloying, but it comes close. My first Nelson Sauvin beer and I'm really not that impressed. (513 characters)

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.37/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked thi up because I really was interested in it. Poured into a tulip. Comes in a nice looking bottle. Has a nice hazy honey color. Had a nice head but it dissipated fast. Some sticky lacing.

Aroma is the best part. Very clovey and wheaty malty. You can smell some of the Nelson hop aroma.

Taste is lacking a bit. It's actually not very flavorful. Decent bitterness in the finish but not much malt even though the nose would suggest a lot more flavor.

Mouthfeel is very thin for the alcohol volume and for the aromas and favors. Needs more body. Kinda lower carb.

Overall I'm kinda disappointed. I like regular Schneider Weisse Better (641 characters)

Photo of kylehay2004
3.45/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single finger head on a dark cloudy golden amber body. Decent lacing. Aroma is mostly dark fruit and fig. Fairly sweet. The flavor is more subdued and mostly cantaloupe and dark red fruits. Musty as well. Medium body and light to moderate carbonation. Overall this is very drinkable however not as similar in the flavor as in the aroma as many other belgian dark strongs (370 characters)

Photo of JustinQ
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

15$ for 750ml bottle. Poured into .5L Weizen Glass

Appearance: Goldem, Cloudy, Thick two finger head. BIG bubbles in the carbonation. Champagne looking

Aroma: Fruity, spicy, lemony, citrus. Cloves. Slight booze backnotes

Taste: Creamy, Banana notes. Earthyness.

Mouthfeel: Creamy with high co2 bite.

Overall: Pretty Good beer. Definantly not worth the 15$ (360 characters)

Photo of cyrenaica
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle
7.3% ABV

I tried this beer on June 2, 2012 after purchasing from the Queen's Quay LCBO outlet in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a hazy medium gold colour with a thin white cap. The aroma was wheat malt, banana, clove, and undefinable spices. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was wheat malt, sweet malt, light fruits, and weak spices. (394 characters)

Photo of Nerudamann
3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Weizen glass.

Look - golden in color, clear, with good carbonation and about three fingers' worth of frothy foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell - definitely a weizen type of smell, along with the cloves. Very fresh smelling.

Taste - taste of cloves hits you right away, and persists throughout the taste experience, but not in an overwhelming way. There's a very slight and mild bitterness in the middle of the taste, but it's not too strong, and actually seems to liven up the taste.

Mouthfeel - pretty well-balanced overall.

Overall - not a bad brew at all. Not terribly intriguing, but still very good-tasting. (645 characters)

Photo of falloutsnow
3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From: Binny's, Champaign, IL
Date: Bottled day 213 of 2011
Glass: tulip

For the price, non-amazing aroma and flavor, and difficulty consuming a 750ml of this on my own, I would probably avoid purchasing another of these in the future, and stick with Aventinus instead.

Pours a 2cm head of fairly clean, white foam that's composed of small to medium-sized bubbles. Retention is average, with only modest amounts of lacing being left on the sides of the glass. Body is a dark golden color out of light, a hazy yellow-orange when in light. Body is opaque from suspended yeast, with carbonation slightly visible at the bottom of the glass.

Aroma is a fairly heavy, syrupy wheat beer with honey, yeast, and slight bitter hops. Not unpleasant, but not amazing nor particularly expressive.

Tasting opens with bright sweetness accompanied by mild lemon-like esters, leading into a mid-palate that has slight lemon, honeyed herbs, weizen yeast, and sweetness. Back of palate is bitter, with lemon, honey, and yeast components as well. Surprisingly, no hint of ethanol throughout.

Beer is medium bodied, with mid-level carbonation leading to a mouthfeel that foams up slightly across the palate, but is still quite enjoyable. Closes dry, with modest residual stickiness across the palate. (1,283 characters)

Photo of axeman9182
3.57/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle, allowed to warm for a few minutes before being poured into my Bruery tulip.

Schneider Tap X Mein Nelson Sauvin pours a mildly cloudy orange, with some goldenrod highlights. There's about three fingers of fluffy white foam. The head shows some staying power, but to say that lacing is just spotty would be being kind. The nose is very nice, there are some phenolic clove notes that play against an absolute ton of citrus and tropical fruit aromas. Somewhere in that menagerie is some banana as well. The flavor starts out nicely, with a little bit of bready sweetness fading into some clove notes. The hops on the back end are a little out of whack though, as the bitterness is a bit too pronounced compared to the somewhat lackluster citrus/fruity finish that doesn't live up to the nose on this beer. The body is fine, medium bodied and solid, but the carbonation just falls a bit dull. I'm a huge fan of the Schneider-Brooklyn Hopfen Weisse, so I was very much looking forward to another hoppy weisse from Schneider, but this one just doesn't measure up. (1,072 characters)

Photo of spicelab
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottle thanks to Adam@Platinum Liquor.

Heavily hazed light apricot with a billowing white head that falls very slowly with spotty lacing to a final raised ring.

Despite the Nelson hopping it's a mostly yeast-driven nose, brimming with esters and floral notes. Banana, bubble gum, candy cane, pears, potpourri and apricot danish. There's a bit of pithy sourness, maybe grapefruit rind and bitter melons. The vegetal Nelson character struggles to come through, but brings a little roundness and relief from the sweetness.

Flavours are drier - which is good, but a fair bit lighter and emptier - which isn't. The Nelson imparts a bit of grassiness which helps offset the sweetness, but there's nothing like the depth in the ester profile that was present in the nose. Pretty much an amorphous sweet, floral, grassy collision.

Light to medium with unexpectedly mild carbonation and a satisfying clean and mildly tart finish.

Had high hopes for this after the nose, but the flavour profile falls a bit flat and the Nelson struggles to get a guernsey. (1,057 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into an EKU 28 snifter in low altitude Los Angles, California. Reviewed from notes. Expectations are high given this beer's reputation.

A: Pours a one and half finger head of fair cream and thickness, and pretty good retention. Colour is a murky dark yellow.

Sm: Wheat, floral notes, light hops, hints of sourness, some fruit esters, and a light lactic hint. A mild strength aroma.

T: Orange peel, light floral notes, a brief hint of sourness, some lactic notes. Well balanced and built. Fresh and pleasant. Refreshing. Some apple; maybe pear. The wheat foundation is well handled and suits the balance nicely.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavours well. Not too thick nor too thin. A bit overcarbonated perhaps.

Dr/Ov: Drinkable. Very pleasant and enjoyable. The alcohol hardly comes through at all.

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Photo of gford217
3.62/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle.

Pours a hazy golden yellow with a big foamy white head that recedes quickly to a small soapy collar.

Aroma has lots of wheat character with bubble gum and banana sweetness alongside some light spices. But the added complexity comes from the floral hops, lemongrass comes to mind.

The taste has the initial citrus and floral hops that give way to the more familiar Schneider wheat character - sweet bananas, fruity esters, hints of clove. The finish is more dry and bitter than most weizenbocks.

The mouthfeel is lively and effervescent, light to medium bodied.

This is an interesting take on the style with the hops adding something to the mix. I'm not sure I'd put it up there with the best in the style as it doesn't come together completely for me. (770 characters)

Photo of dbmernin83
3.62/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cool bottle shape.
Pours an almost clear golden with a soapy white head that fades.
Spices, malty sweetness, tart fruits on the nose
Boozey sweet, light yeast and a touchof grain finished off with a tartness that dries out the finish.
Medium to full bodied. Soft with light carbonation. Wish the carbonation was a little fuller
A solid beer. (344 characters)

Photo of emerge077
3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
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 (736 characters)

Photo of bluejacket74
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle. Served in a weizen glass, the beer pours a hazy dark gold color with a couple inch frothy white head. The head stays around a while, and there's a good amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like cloves, wheat, bananas, and some white grapes and bubblegum. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also a slight sour citrus (lemon peel/orange) flavor also noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit creamy and has moderate/high carbonation. I think it's a solid beer overall, but I don't think it was worth what I paid for it (I think it was $17.99 a bottle). If it was cheaper, I'd consider buying this again in the future. (681 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Rustico - Alexandria. Served in a stange.

Pours a murky peach color with a good white head and a bit of lacing. The nose carries some tropical hop notes plus light clove and German yeast. Flavor falls back a bit more toward a standard hefe, though the hops are certainly still noticeable. Light body with a bit of chewiness. Pretty good and an interesting take on the weizen. (386 characters)

Photo of charlzm
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed February 26th, 2012.

Beer pours a somewhat cloudy dark golden/orange. Two finger meringue-like fine white head.

Aromas are interesting: soft powdery yeast, coriander, white grape and wheat.

Mild flavor. Some toasty malty up front, followed by grassiness and lemon zest. White grapes drift through in the background, Low bitterness. Compared to style guidelines, a little lacking.

A little dry on the finish, but not overly so. At the same time, the beer is very wet feeling in the mouth.

Nothing amazingly special, but a very well-made beer. (555 characters)

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Slowbeer by @epiclurk.

Pours a hazed but relatively clear deep golden hue with a frothy and rocky head of pure, undefiled white. Lacing is patchy and spotty, but leaves a buoyant reminder of what came before it. Body is surprisingly light for 7.3% ABV, but it fits nicely into the wheat beer genre, if not the "big beer" genre.

Nose is firmly on a big weizen footing, with a bold rounded, banana-heavy sweetness from the yeast, cut and balanced somewhat by a sharp slightly acidic undertone. It's almost a mild spiciness, giving it a piquant lift and a savoury edge. There's something in the aroma (or rather the blend of aromas) that gives it a south-east Asian curry character—perhaps that big sweetness with a subtle cut, an undercurrent of fire to the richness. It's fascinating stuff.

Taste is a little less intense and impressive, to be perfectly honest, but I feel as though it might just be because the hops have dropped out a little with age. There's a solid and very smooth weizen character throughout, with more banana and a full palate spliced with a spicy leavened note. There are hints of green sharpness on the back; a suggestion of genuine, straight New Zealand hop goodness, but it feels like these are echoes, and that this would have been stronger earlier in its life.

Feel is smooth but bright, providing a nice rhythm section to the yeast and hops free solo.

Overall, this is good stuff, even with a year or so of age on it. They say "can be cellared for later enjoyment" on the bottle, but my guess is that it's not getting any better than it is now. My suggestion: drink it now, and if they happen to release it again, drink it as fresh as you can get it. (1,707 characters)

Photo of spinrsx
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
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. (700 characters)

Photo of ssmack
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
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. (537 characters)

Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Use this to transition wine drinkers to beer. Delightful accompaniment to supper, white wine on a clean German style beer, some banana and cloves. Good weizen and unique tasty beer. Above average mouthfeel. Good foamy head.Great drinkability, mild sauvin aroma. Classy bottle. (276 characters)

Photo of opalchemist
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Hazy gold [hint of red gold]. Very thin and disappearing white head.

Nose:
Fruity yeast, with bready undertones.

Tongue:
Yeasty and balanced taste - neither too sweet, nor too sour; after first impression, some floral bitterness.

Mouthfeel:
Refreshing, though concentrated, medium however fantastic integrated carbonation.

Afterthoughts:
There is a pleasant alcohol warmth [not a burn] recognizable - most bitterness is fading away, though an agreeable trace is over several minutes detectable.

Overall:
Unique beer - from start to the end - it is even sold in a nice but uncommon 0.75l bottle [rather a prosecco bottle]. Not necessary 100% my taste, but better than most other wheats. Thumbs up! (714 characters)

Photo of mrfrancis
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy gold with a thick white head.

S: Aromas of banana, clove, heavy cream, and wheat are underpinned by traces of tropical fruit.

T: Notes of heavy cream, wheat toast, banana, clove, vanilla bean, lemon, grapefruit zest, bitter orange, pomace, and guanabana wash across the palate. The finish is long and fruity with a pleasant combination of wheat, cream, banana, lemon, and pomace notes.

M: Light-to-medium bodied and somewhat slick. Carbonation is very gentle. Alcohol presence is minimal.

O: This is a nice weizenbock, but I don't really see how it is all that different from Schneider's other products. I know that they are using Nelson Sauvin hops in this beer, but in all honesty, the tropical fruit flavors of the hops are pretty subdued. So, I guess I don't really understand what all the fuss is about. That being said, this is still an enjoyable weizenbock. It's just not great. (905 characters)

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