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

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264 Ratings
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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 34
Gots: 21 | FT: 2
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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
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 TurdFurgison
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of rarbring
3.15/5  rDev -23.4%
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.

Photo of MasterSki
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Photo of bluejacket74
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

Photo of akorsak
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 750 mL bottle, from the Brass Rail.

A: The bottle opened without any fizzing, sure would hate to dump $20+ down the drain. Good thing that the first pour immediately bubbled up, saving the day. That pour, in fact, is rather effervescent, generating a rich white head, densely packed. The beer itself is murkier, a straw color despite the thickness. And, let's be honest, that thickness isn't meaty, just a fullness that doesn't impact the translucence.

S: The nose is where the weizen/Nelson Sauvin comes into its own. Phenols are plentiful, banana and bubblegum flavors the side effects. The Nelson Sauvin adds a fleshy white grape sweetness; more aroma diversity is a good thing. The Nelson is a strong addition, at odds initially with the weizen lineage.

T: The weizenbock base stands out initially, especially at the lower temperatures. Banana and bubblegum, not so much cloves though. The phenols drive a pleasant bargain, and their strength is noticed. The Nelson Sauvin hops soothe the wheat, adding lemons and a white grape sweetness. A leafy vegetal finish is a reminder of the hops. A novel take on the weizen style, adding a big dose of flavor without overdoing the strength. A bit pricey too, but nothing wrong with splurging now and again.

M: The sweet goodness of a wheat beer with the added flavor of Nelson Sauvin - experimentation at its finest, especially from a German brewer. A good to very good beer.

Photo of argock
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750mL brown bulbous bottle into a clear weizen glass. 11.214 stamped on back label. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $16.99.

A: Hazy lemon yellow with rocky, frothy 2-3 finger ivory head with decent retention and several layers of lacing.

S: The NS hops are prominent, but this still smells mostly like a slightly sour hefeweizen. I don't the biscuit or bready notes of weizenbocks, and I think those features are masked by the substantial fruity hoppiness of the Nelson Sauvin and also the very spicy yeast character. I like the nose and it is different than most any other weizen I have had.

T: The spicy yeast asserts itself in the early going, but the fruity, floral hoppiness takes over. The banana notes are reduced, but the clove seems more prominent, and there is a definite lemony sourness which I am not a huge fan of, but it doesn't really hurt the beer much. It definitely fits the bill as a hoppy hefeweizen, but unfortunately a lot of the more bock-y features are lost. Still, it's a unique beer.

M: The mouthfeel is really downgraded by the lemony sourness, which gives this brew a more watery feel than the usual thick weizen yeast feel. The carbonation is moderate-to-high which also hurts the feel.

O: Tap X Mein Nelson Sauvin is a one-of-a-kind beer -- a very hoppy hefeweizen, but no a weizenbock by any stretch. I think more Munich malt would push this beer into the exceptional range. As it is now, the lemony sourness is a little much but the fruity hoppiness is very delicious and great twist on this style.

Photo of ej285701
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of guild337
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of brentk56
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
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

Photo of Thorpe429
3.7/5  rDev -10%
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.

Photo of StJamesGate
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
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 crossovert
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml capped and paper sealed champagne style bottle with a little info card slung around the neck. Schneider with a new creation.

It pours a really beautiful apple cider color leaning on golden. The head is beautiful.

The smell is pleasant. Tons of yeast here, lots of clove and banana. There is a nice scent from the wheat and some sweetness that elevates the fruitiness from the hops. It is also slightly herbal and flowery.

The flavor is unique, and I like it. Tastes unlike any other Schnieder beer. It has a big wheat flavor which is nice but the flavor seems to be dominated by the hops which are an interesting choice to go with a wheat beer. It has a pleasant sweetness to go with the hops which are only lightly bitter. the hops are extremely noticeable in the flavor with a vinous light fruitiness with an almost flowery component. It definitely has more of a Belgian styled feel than Bavarian, but it is a mix of the two, and it works.

Works well with spiced pickled carrots and cheese.

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Miamilice
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of jjfancybeers
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of razorsdescent
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of Eriktheipaman
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy gold with good head and lace retention. I am picking up the usual cirtic notes in te aroma, as well as peppery spice and caramel but also some bread/dry malt but mostly a hefe like aroma. Smooth and creamy, the styles mesh well together. I'm picking up a hearty sweetness from caramel and a filling mouthfeel from yeast/wheat twang, all the while enjoying banana, orange peel and a touch lemon and clove spice balancing with each other. In the end it finishes great with a crisp alkie bite that leaves me wanting more.

Photo of drabmuh
4.15/5  rDev +1%
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.

Photo of Viciousknishs
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of oberon
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Photo of bob727
5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Schneider Weisse Tap X Mein Nelson Sauvin from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
91 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.