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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

255 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 30
Gots: 18 | FT: 3
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 Leipziger
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Leipziger, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of goblue3509
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

goblue3509, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of damndirtyape
4/5  rDev -2.7%
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 -20.9%

kimbo33, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of dasenebler
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
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 -14.1%
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.

spicelab, Apr 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

aztraz, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of danieelol
3.1/5  rDev -24.6%
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
Photo of sergeantstogie
4/5  rDev -2.7%

sergeantstogie, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of dgilks
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

dgilks, Mar 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Beautiful golden yellow, not quite orange cloudy pour with a huge three finger snow white head with great retention and crazy lacing. The nose is typical Weizen with lots of clove, banana, and pineapple. But for me, the Nelson Sauvin made it stand apart in a subtle and pleasant way. The hops are definitely there, but not as in-your-face as I've experienced in the past with other styles brewed with Nelson Sauvin. The same is true in the taste with the standard hints of clove and banana, but there's more of a fruity flowery and subtle vinous tinge to this beer. I have to believe it's the Nelson Sauvin that make this so unique. I've lived in Germany for 11 years and never been a Weizen fan, but this beer is so much different than the typical German Weizen. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice slightly dry, refreshing finish. Still not a Weizen fan, but I would definitely revisit this beer if the price tag would come down a bit...

beerdrifter, Mar 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

cgise22, Mar 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

jisak74, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of stakem
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
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!

stakem, Mar 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

rtaps, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.33/5  rDev -19%
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

PeprSprYoFace, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of DoubleJ
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
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...

DoubleJ, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of JustinQ
3.55/5  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$

JustinQ, Feb 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

popery, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of liamt07
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Steve's bottle from Premier, 750ml into a tulip. One and only 2011 vintage - shared on my inaugural brewday.

Unfiltered golden orange/brown, brilliant white head that leaves lots of lacing and good retention. Nose is fruity with lots of tropical notes; a generous amount of wheat and lesser spicing is there. Sweet and certainly inviting. Taste has some dry wheaty flavours and the lovely juicy tropical fruitiness is revisited - mango, passionfruit and some nectarine pits stick out. Sweeter in the finish, with some spice character. I can draw alot of parallels between this and the Schneider-Brooklyner Weizenbock. Full bodied, with no alcohol and really smooth. Incredibly drinkable in terms of flavour, but not in price tag based on what Steve told me he paid for this - just way too expensive to revisit again for what it is.

liamt07, Feb 28, 2012
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3.6/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

gford217, Feb 26, 2012
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3.6/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

B

kojevergas, Feb 25, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big bottle into a medium-sized Duvel tulip. Thanks go out to whoever shared this at the tasting.

A: Hazy gold body with a solid 1/2" cap of frothy off-white head. Ok retention, spotty lace. Quite decent.

S: Light clove, moderate banana, some cinnamon, and plenty of floral hops. Lovely.

T: Follows the nose: fruity, flowers, and spice, in that order. Very soft, clean finish. Tasty.

M: Fairly light, soft, moderately carbonated. Pleasant.

O: I reviewed this thinking it was more of a 6% Hefeweizen than a 7.3% Weizenbock, and I still think it tastes more like the former option. It's rather understated for a Weizenbock, but not in a bad way. The hops add a nice layer of complexity to an otherwise standard (but flawless) Weizen. Worth a try if you like the style, but don't expect anything too crazy.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

JAHMUR, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of soulgrowl
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sandy, sunny orange with a nice white head. Aroma is mostly classic Bavarian, lots of clove and banana, a twang of canned pineapple, slight medicinal phenols, and as for the Nelson Sauvin... it's in there, but you have to sniff around for it. There is just the faintest tinge of passion fruit and gooseberry to give it away.

Dry, spicy, and fruity masterfully balanced; huge cloves that come and go, white bread, and a fruit punch of pineapple, banana, lemon, papaya, and even a little juicy strawberry in the finish. Tangy and slightly vinous as well, with sharp yet very fine carbonation.

Not a whole lot different or better from other Schneider Weisse beers of similar color (like the original or the blonde or even Hopfenweiss), but certainly worth a try. Perfectly enjoyable if not tremendously interesting.

soulgrowl, Jan 31, 2012
Schneider Weisse Tap X Mein Nelson Sauvin from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
92 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.