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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: 23 | 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 Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Lucky Baldwin's Trappiste Pub & Cafe in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, spice, and some slight fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some good aromas and flavors.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.45/5  rDev -15.2%
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

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Photo of metter98
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy amber-tinged color with a bounteous head that leaves plenty of splashy lace behind

Smell: Vinous, grassy hops waft above the wheat bread, clove and yeast elements

Taste: Wheat bread, up front, with hints of banana clove and yeast; by mid-palate, the grassy and vinous hop flavors arrive and dominate through the finish, though the malts re-emerge somewhat in the aftertaste; there is also some tartness throughout

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with creamy carbonation

Overall: A really interesting take and a rare example of stylistic creativity by a German brewer - I hope we see more of that

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty yellowish color beer with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of dry hops with light citrus notes and floral undertones with loads of wheat malt with subtle bubble gum notes. Taste is a complex mix of wheat malt and light bubblegum notes with a huge amount of wheat malt notes and some dry and floral hops with light citrus finish. Body is full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed with great amount of complexity match by a good drinkability level.

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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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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 oberon
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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Photo of oline73
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Max's. Pours into a tasting glass.

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy, almost opaque, orangish color with a finger of thick off white head. There is some really great lacing and wonderful retention.

Smell: Tons of banana up front with some malt and mild herbal flavors. Reminds me a bit of banana runts.

Taste: Very sweet with tons of banana, just like the smell. Mild amount of alcohol and a sweet finish. I'm not getting a whole lot from the Nelson hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with extremely smooth carbonation. The finish starts out slick, and then there is a slight dryness as well. This is one of the best feeling beers I've ever have.

Overall: I hardly ever score overall higher than taste, but something drew me to this beer. I liked the beer as a whole better than the taste. It doesn't make sense to me either.

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Photo of nickfl
3.3/5  rDev -18.9%
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.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
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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4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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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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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 MasterSki
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at West Lakeview Liquors. Some sort of cryptic date code - 11.214? Served in a plastic cup at Kuhnhenn Winter Solstice.

A - An off-white foam settles to a thin cap, leaving plenty of lace behind. Hazy orange body.

S - This beer smells pretty much exactly as you'd expect from the description. Initially it's heavy in typical weissbier flavors - banana, clove, bready malts, a hint of caramel and honey sweetness, but there is also a lightly phenolic Belgian yeast presence, as well as some obvious tropical, white grape, and earthy Nelson Sauvin hop aroma.

T - Taste heavily features banana, malted grain, Belgian yeast, and tropical fruits. Less sweet than the aroma, with more bread and yeast presence. Minimal bitterness from the hops.

M - Medium-full body, grainy texture, light alcohol warmth, and a lightly sticky but otherwise smooth, clean finish.

D - The Nelson Sauvin contribution is fairly restrained, but this is a nice weizenbock with a complementary Belgian yeast presence mixed in. Probably not worth the hefty price tag (I think it was nearly $20 for a 750ml bottle), but it's refreshing to see German breweries stepping a bit outside their comfort zone. If I saw this on-tap I'd probably order a glass. Very easy to drink - the bottle went pretty quickly at our table.

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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very hazy to cloudy golden orange to peach in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a three finger tall white head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat with some clove, herbal notes, and a slightly spicy yeast.

T: This beer tastes very similar to the smell with a moderate presence of wheat with some more subtle hints of banana, clove, and orange citrus. There is a subtle hint of sourness as well.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Very easy to drink considering how big this beer is (and especially compared to others in the style) and the alcohol is well hidden. A very enjoyable flavor and it highlights the use of one of my favorite hops.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At the time of this review, this beer is the #7 top weizenbock on the beeradvocate Top Beers - Weizenbock list. Served in a Schneider Edelweiss glass.

Beer is orange, completely hazy, big white head, one finger, tons of lacing, lots of carbonation.

Aroma is sweet banana and cloves. Strong, lots of sweetness in here.

Beer is medium in body, bready, strong yeast character, overwhelmingly cloveish and banana esters. Bitter at the end, the bitterness is quite strong, mildly grainy. Overall nice but probably not a repeat at this price, it is like a really big edelweiss.

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Photo of stakem
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
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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4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Darrell. Thanks man.

The beer is hazy and light orange colored with a thick, white head that leaves copious lacing on the glass. The aroma offers clove, banana, floral notes. Hops don't shine through as much as I expected, but instead, offer a subtle floral presence, more notably in the finish. Overall, a really pleasant flavor, most similar to a hefeweizen as opposed to a bock. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel with just a hint of alcohol. This is a tasty beer, but not worth the $18.99 price tag.

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4.83/5  rDev +18.7%
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.

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4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I love me some Schneider Weiss, and with the utilization of my favorite hop variety, this must be a perfect marriage. But damn, it's expensive! Luckily, Sergio was kind enough to share a bottle in his apartment in São Paulo. Thanks Sergio. Coming out of a decorative 750 ml bottle, on to the beer:

Toasted orange color with a bright, hazy look. The head and lace given off are reasonable. The nose, okay....we got the usual and pleasing banana and cinnamon. From the Nelon Sauvin hops, we get a gentle addition of canteloupe. I thought the hop presence would be bigger, but it's all good.

If you're expecting to get a palate wrecking of these hops, you're out of luck. The placement and dosage of the hops though, more than makes up for any "kitchen sink" tactics. Subtle canteloupe and honeydue gently introduce the wave to come, which includes banana bread, assorted baking spices, nutmeg, and a kiss of honeydue again at the end. The body is a little bigger than medium, though not quite full. It's gentle, and there is no sign of the 7.3% ABV.

Hefeweizen, weizenbock, who cares! This is delightful. Is it $20 delightful? That's pushing it...

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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.