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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

247 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 247
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 29
Gots: 19 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: smakawhat on 10-28-2011)
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Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle from the LCBO. Handsome design, nice bottle. Poured into a World Cup weizen glass (with a football forming the bell) and enjoyed whilst watching the Germany-Netherlands Euro match.

Slightly murky deep golden in colour. Big fluffy head that recedes into a thick ring with patches of lacing. The yeast is well - contained in the bottle so it shouldn't be an issue.

Nose is quite pleasant and I can see the influence of the tropical NZ hops immediately. In addition to soft banana, bubblegum and some more than subtle clove, there is some nice white wine, orange and tropical floral notes. That extra booze and wheat malt places this brew firmly in weizenbock camp, however.

Traditional weizen notes are certainly here, and there are subtle notes of tropical fruit and grape/wine. Not as refreshing and lively as was anticipated, but still quite nice. The mouthfeel of the weizrnbock is a bit much, however, and the carbonation is lower than I would have liked.

An intriguing effort, and certainly enjoyable, though I wonder if a straight hefe would have been a better showcase of the hops here. For the price tag, probably not again, but certainly worth trying.

JohnnyBarman, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Phyl21ca, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of cyrenaica
3.5/5  rDev -15%
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.

cyrenaica, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of WeissBoy
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

WeissBoy, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of peensteen
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy blonde orange colour, 2 fingers of creamy white head, some lace left behind. Smell is of banana and yeast, fruity qualities, a belgian like green apple is there, tropical.citrus fruits, spicy and quite hoppy. Taste is quite fruity upfront leading into flavours of banana, some light alcohol, spice and cloves, hoppy, yeast and spice in the finish with an aftertaste of tropical fruit. Medium carbonation, creamy, medium-full body. Great stuff here, finished the 750ml with no problems, different take on the style and enjoyable all around.

peensteen, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of theleechster
4/5  rDev -2.9%

theleechster, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of andrenaline
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy murky orange color, thumb of head with solid retention and sporadic lacing.

S - A unique citrus scent with orange and lemon rind, bready notes, biscuit, wheat comes through on the finish.

T - Light fruity flavour, nice bananas and hints of cloves, wheat lingers alongside a touch of alcohol sweetness. A nice earthy bitterness comes through nicely as well.

M - Lighter bodied ale that could use a bit of a carbonation lift, but goes down smooth and finishes wet.

O - A yummy wiezenbock well worth taking for a spin. Super stoked that the LCBO brought this one in. Fantastic ale and I really enjoyed it.

andrenaline, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of korguy123
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the Summer 2012 release a the LCBO @ $8.95/ 1pt 9.4 Fl Oz
Label states "Brewed in 2011 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the ABT Cafes in Holland"
Poured into Weizen glass.

A- Slightly hazy orange/gold pour. Two and a half fingers of soapy snow white head. Lacing is just glued to the glass and the amount of carbonation ascending from the bottom of the glass is astounding.

S- Banana and cloves as expected, slight cookie aroma. Followed by a faint orange and lemon presence from the Nelson Sauvin hops. Quite sweet and citrusy.

T- Right off the bat you get a floral hop with a nice juicy citrus. The banana takes second fiddle to these which really ramps up the fresh feeling and taste without shying away from the fact that it's a Weizenbock.

M- Light with a juicy feel and a quick dry finish. Great carbonation.

O- I really didn't see how this beer would be special. After tasting what only changing a hop variety can do it's quite remarkable the difference.

korguy123, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of jsnoek
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

jsnoek, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of ste5venla
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

ste5venla, May 26, 2012
Photo of ptarmigan98
4/5  rDev -2.9%

ptarmigan98, May 25, 2012
Photo of biegaman
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nelson Sauvin hops are characteristically lemony and German hefeweizens typically smell and taste of banana. This beer, which blends the two, looks it: bright lemon yellow at some angles while more of a tarnished golden (like banana peel) in other light. The head is a giant crater, looking like the surface of the moon or something.

The aroma clarifies: this is a weizenbock, not a hefeweizen! The extra few notches of alcohol are more apparent than the unusual hops; the banana, rather than fresh fruit, smells like a festering, blackened peel and the bubblegum seems like something donated by the witch from Hansel and Gretel. There's enough clove to make your sneeze.

The beer does taste, however, much like a conventional hefeweizen, albeit that much stronger and with lemon put in place where banana usually goes. The soapy, citrusy acidity of Nelson Sauvin hops is a little more appreciated in the flavor, though it's still easily overlooked in a weizen that boasts plenty of spice, herbals, and fruit esters.

Though very recently imported, all the bottles in this market say "abt 2011". Unless the brewery decided to brew this again and were too cheap to shell out for new stickers, that would mean that this bottle is no spring chicken (possibly not even a late summer rooster, depending). That might explain why it's not quite up living up to expectations...

What's missing most, in contrast to something like Schneider Weisse Original that is, is a creamy fullness and refreshing, spritzy carbonation. This isn't without those features, mind you, but they've bowed to the strength of alcohol, spicy phenols and esters of bruised, fermenting fruit. It's not the patio quencher I thought it'd be, that's for sure.

None of what I've described is bad. In fact, these are inherently good features. However, when I imagined combining one of Germany's most refreshing wheat beers with citrusy, lemony hops, I was expecting something more easily approachable and refreshing. This lends itself more to slow drinking, which is unfortunate as it loses luster once losing its chill.

Schneider Weisse Tap X Mein Nelson Sauvin is a wheat beer as heavy as the bottle it comes in. It's also as strong as its name is long and hard to pronounce and, as a German beer that showcases New Zealand hops brewed for a Dutch cafe, is every bit as distinctive as it sounds. That said, I didn't enjoy it terribly and will think twice about buying it again. The earlier collaboration with Brooklyn was, for my tastes, a much better offering.

biegaman, May 25, 2012
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4/5  rDev -2.9%

GreenMountainBoy, May 20, 2012
Photo of HamGlade10
4/5  rDev -2.9%

HamGlade10, May 17, 2012
Photo of JohnK17
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

JohnK17, May 10, 2012
Photo of opalchemist
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
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!

opalchemist, May 10, 2012
Photo of hayesjw
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

hayesjw, May 02, 2012
Photo of Leipziger
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Leipziger, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of goblue3509
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

goblue3509, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of damndirtyape
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a Weihenstephaner hefeweizen glass. Bottled 2011. Slow pour did not carry a lot of the yeast sediment along.

Appearance: Hazy golden yellow/amber color with an off white thin foam on top about 1/16" thick. Persistent islands of lacing noted. Tiny little bubbles coming up through the beer.

Smell: Fruit (grapes?), yeast, cloves, mild floral notes.

Taste: Fruit (grape again - mildly white wine like) up front, them moving into malt sweetness in the middle, short bitter finish - not a lingering finish on the palate.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, good carbonation, nice thickness. Mildly spicy on the tongue - not sure if that's the carbonation or the beer though.

Overall / Drinkability: Too expensive to get often, but quite interesting to try out. I suspect that the grape fruitiness I'm tasting is the Nelson Sauvin hops, but I don't know that for sure. A bit more flavorful than other Weizenbocks I've had, but I suspect part of that is due to the fact that I did not get all the yeast sediment into the glass. I've found far more often than not that if too much of the sediment comes into the glass, everything gets muddled and dominated by the yeast. In this case, the yeast was pretty well caked onto the bottom of the bottle (had to really shake it when rinsing it out) so I think the fact that the yeast didn't come along in the pour really helped me taste this beer and the unique hops put into it. So overall, a very drinkable beer (wishing I had more right now) and quite interesting, but due to the cost, it's more of a special occasion beer. The special hops really do come through, but I think only because most of the yeast stayed behind. Had the yeast come through I think I would have missed all the aroma and flavor like some of the other reviews suggest. Therefore I can say that this is a good beer. Not amazing, but definitely good if you leave the yeast sediment behind.

damndirtyape, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of kimbo33
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

kimbo33, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of dasenebler
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml, purchased December 2011.

Pours a surprisingly clear light amber with a small head for a Weisbier style. Nice lacing, average retention.

Aroma has a pleasant spiciness to it, with phenolic notes of clove and nutmeg. Not much hops, though a bit of grapey tang (Nelson?). Overall it smells like a typical Weizen to me.

The flavor is light yet complex. The phenols of the aroma carry over to the flavor, with warming notes of clove and other spices. Slightly acidic, with a lot of yeasty flavor. Bready, rustic malts are apparent but never heavy. The finish is exceptionally clean, with a mellow bitterness. Carbonation is surprisingly low for the style; however, the mouthfeel is very smooth and velvety.

Another highly drinkable Weisbier from Schneider. Though it didn't wow me with its aroma or flavor, I think it's well-crafted. My only complaint is that the Nelson Sauvin hops aren't more apparent, especially considering the beer's namesake. Prost!

dasenebler, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of spicelab
3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

spicelab, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -15%

aztraz, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of danieelol
3.1/5  rDev -24.8%
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.

danieelol, Apr 05, 2012
Schneider Weisse Tap X Mein Nelson Sauvin from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
92 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.