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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 FLima
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Golden orange color with lots of thick head with good retention. Got darker and hazy on the last pours.
Aroma of yeast with banana notes and some booze.
Taste of wheat malt, oranges, bananas and cloves. Dry aftertaste with good hints of white wine, this is the main differentiator in this Weizenbock. The white wine feel gets stronger as it warms up.
Medium to full body with medium carbonation. Although present in the aroma, alcohol is practically unperceived in the taste.
Flavorful and refreshing, it kind of grew on me. Really liked the almost rare German innovative instance to use New Zealand white wine twisted hops.
This may be a good spell for bringing wine drinkers to the world of beers, from the bottle style to its taste. Actually, a friend that is into wine that gave me this, probably from a wine importer or store.
I hope Schneider Weisse change this to a year round edition.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.56/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think this is a fantastic beer. Pours a hazy golden, with the haze providing a bit of a glow. White head is foamy, creamy and thick. Nice lacing.

Banana and clove are present in the nose, but not dominant like a regular hefe. That's fine with me. Instead there is a faint peach and tartness. Some soft citrus and an overall dryness.

Flavor follows the nose, although here the peach makes more of a presence. Maybe it's a combination with mango? Toward the end the clove and banana make a move toward the tongue but the carbonation lifts it all away.

Really nice beer.

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

A - a lot like a full bodied hefe. Towering head, cloudy beneath. A hint of pink in a dull orange amber.

S - floral and fruity hops, wheat, banana, clove, bubblegum.

T - nicely layered, white grape and grapefruit up front, banana, spice and bubblegum to back up.

M - full chewy body, as can be expected from this quality brewery.

O - a rare sight in these parts, it wasnt cheap but no regrets here. Very nice drop.

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Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. 2011 vintage. Poured into a snifter. White head on a hazy light orange body. Clear and soapy lacing sticks to the glass. Aroma includes sweet bananas, a delicious yeastiness, and maybe some caramel and some clove and white pepper. Taste follows suit with banana dominating. Drank it fresh and now a year old. More earthy and slightly sweeter today but I would say this would be interesting to evaluate as it gets even older. Delicious. Period.

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.55/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

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Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Pours an opaque dark gold orange color , with a thick creamy head that slowly fades to a thin layer that stays with the beer, and a medium lacing that slowly drips back into the beer.

Smell – Now this is what a weizenbock should smell like. Honey, lemon hops, clove, a hefeweizen style wheat, and just a slight hint of bubblegum.

Taste – Taste is very similar to the smell, a delicious weizenbock!

Mouthfeel – Very smooth and lightly carbonated. I don’t notice the alcohol at all. Amazing for a 7.3% beer.

Drinkability – Schneider makes great hefeweizens and weizenbocks. This is another.

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Photo of BGDrock
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: slight haze; gold turning to amber with egg white head

Aroma: fruit and spice exploding from the bottle; vines - white wine; orange and grapefruit; keep going back, it's interesting

Taste & Mouthfeel: more full bodied than expected, but still a medium; great medley of astringent fruitiness to start - orange, white grapes, currants - along with some fresh herbal notes; finishes lightly tart and lingers along with wheat malt for a good length

Overall: very good for a weisse with a fantastic nose, but gets tiring as the style usually does for me

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a cloudy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades downaat a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of wheat, tropical and lemon hops, banana, clove, yeast, and some sweet bready malts.

T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit, lemon, and tropical hops with some wheat, clove, and other spices. Through the middle, some floral hops come through with some more bitterness and banana, yeast, and sweet bready malts. The finish is a mix of lemon and tropical hops, some bitterness, sweet bready malts, yeast, banana, clove, and other spices.

M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and yeasty finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice weizenbock with a little extra hops. Good overall balance and hop profile.

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

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #60 (Jan 2012):

LOOK: Hazed peach, sticky lace

SMELL: Dusty clove, banana bread, lemongrass, spice, alcohol, nutty yeast, exotic berries, herbal, taffy

TASTE: Smooth, bready, phenolic, clove, banana peel, starburst, clove, yeast, warming esters, hop oil, leafy, kumquats, blueberry skin, chai tea

An exceptional Weizenbock. Seems a few German brewers are looking to break out of their rigid ways, without rocking the purity boat too much. What better way than to use a hop that will somewhat radically bring a new flavor to your beer without compromising. Kudos on the leap!

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Photo of Nerudamann
3.55/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

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Photo of CanuckRover
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appropriately hazy orange. Nice thick hefe head. Looks as it should.

Standard Weizenbock/Hefeweizen aromas, heavy on banaba. However, real characteristic Sauvin wine notes coming through with tart/acidic fruit.

Well defined German wheat flavours, typical of Schneider, a little light on the cloves. Sauvin flavours start to peak through mid-palate. Grapefruit and pear, sharpish white wine flavours.

Schneider one-offs are always something worth trying. This is no exception. This hop varietal has been getting alot of play recently, not always successfully. It works well with the style and plays nice with your standard wheat beer characteristics.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pour is only slightly hazy, orange with a large creamy and compact white head. Slow dissipation leaves fantastic lacings.

S: Sweet malt and sweet wheat, ripe bananas. Yeast and spices; coriander. Citric freshness and flowery.

T: Fruity; ripe banana and citric notes; oranges. Sweetness, some bitterness - orange peel. Dark dried fruits in the back. Complex.

M: Aftertaste is long and concist of sweet bananas. Body is rahter chewy and full and carbonaton is quite mild.

O: A fantastic Weizenbock!

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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 mintjellie
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange body. Massive foam head, good retention and lace. Banana and tropical fruit aroma with an underlying wheat cracker note. Banana and gooseberry flavour up front followed by grapefruit and fairly high bitterness for the style. Medium-bodied with loads of fine, soft carbonation. Feels soft and velvety in the mouth. A well-crafted German weissbier, and a marriage of old traditions to new ingredients. I like it.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Procured on 11.214? Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Slightly hazy golden orange colour. One finger of fluffy white head.

S - Clove, banana and Belgian yeast up front. Some citrus and bready malt aromas in the background.

T - Dry up front with clove, Belgian yeast and lighter banana flavours present. A fresh citrus flavour enters in the middle with a big fresh lemon zest presence that also changes the mouth feel of the beer and is slightly tart yet refreshing. The malts add a touch of sweetness.

M - Medium body; somewhat creamy. Light to moderate carbonation.

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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 OWSLEY069
3.21/5  rDev -21.1%
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.

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

Beer is cloudy dark golden with a large white head.

Scent consists of sticky tropical fruit, banana, floral notes, wheat malt and honey.

Taste-wise, there is tropical fruit (mango, pineapple), wheat, some bitterness from the hops. Sweet malt, banana. Nice twist on a weizen.

Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Low for the style. Bready.

Overall, good. The Nelson Sauvin hop has a huge impact. Nice stuff.

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Photo of dbmernin83
3.62/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

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Photo of decimator
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a Leffe goblet. ABV marked as 7.3%.

A - Poured a slightly hazy deep gold with a 1cm head. Head slowly reduced to nothing. Not much lacing.

S - Apricots, pears, bananas, citrus, bread.

T - Sweet malts balanced with the same fruity profile as the aroma. The bitter finish has a slight alcohol bite.

M - Medium body, medium-low carbonation, feels wet but not watery, dry finish.

O - Went down pretty good. Had no trouble finishing the 750ml bottle.

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

I really dig the bowling pin style bottle. 750 ml.

A typical hazy straw hefe color, with an explosive head. Expands out of the goblet like warm Duvel. Plenty of lace trails coat the glass. The aroma is perfumey and fruity, with banana and peaches notable. The taste is of tart, crisp wheat malt, tropical fruit hops and fruity, bubblegum yeast esters. With warmth, the class Nelson Sauvin white grape skin shows in prominence. The mouthfeel is full and almost chalky from all the suspended yeast sediment. The finish is malty and estery with a pleasant accompanying tropical hop character.

This is a great Weizenbock. By no means a hop bomb, but a great use of a 'new' hop strain in an old style from a conservative beer culture. Try this gem.

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Photo of charlzm
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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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.