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

Schneider Weisse Tap X Mein Nelson SauvinSchneider Weisse Tap X Mein Nelson Sauvin

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

228 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.44%


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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opalchemist

United Arab Emirates

3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 00:38:05 | More by opalchemist
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damndirtyape

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 23:17:16 | More by damndirtyape
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dasenebler

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 00:08:19 | More by dasenebler
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spicelab

Australia

3.53/5  rDev -14.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 11:02:08 | More by spicelab
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danieelol

Australia

3.1/5  rDev -24.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 05:09:45 | More by danieelol
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dgilks

Australia

4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 07:50:12 | More by dgilks
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beerdrifter

Germany

4/5  rDev -3.1%
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...

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 15:09:17 | More by beerdrifter
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 18:08:13 | More by stakem
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PeprSprYoFace

California

3.33/5  rDev -19.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 04:45:11 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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DoubleJ

California

4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
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...

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 21:14:12 | More by DoubleJ
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JustinQ

California

3.55/5  rDev -14%
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$

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 05:13:18 | More by JustinQ
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 02:05:54 | More by liamt07
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gford217

Georgia

3.6/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 03:25:31 | More by gford217
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kojevergas

Texas

3.6/5  rDev -12.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 23:09:26 | More by kojevergas
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 00:06:15 | More by woosterbill
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soulgrowl

United Kingdom (England)

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 22:56:02 | More by soulgrowl
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ADZA

Australia

3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy apricot hue which leaves a two finger creamy head that stays and leaves nice lacing,the smell is banannas,candied wheat and floral hops,the mouthfeel is smooth,medium bodied and creamy and has tastes of freshly cut banannas with sugar on top,a touch of lychee,candied wheat,figs and finished with a floral hoppy finish and overall a very nice tasty brew that i would drink again cheers.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 10:58:25 | More by ADZA
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy gold with a thick white head.

S: Aromas of banana, clove, heavy cream, and wheat are underpinned by traces of tropical fruit.

T: Notes of heavy cream, wheat toast, banana, clove, vanilla bean, lemon, grapefruit zest, bitter orange, pomace, and guanabana wash across the palate. The finish is long and fruity with a pleasant combination of wheat, cream, banana, lemon, and pomace notes.

M: Light-to-medium bodied and somewhat slick. Carbonation is very gentle. Alcohol presence is minimal.

O: This is a nice weizenbock, but I don't really see how it is all that different from Schneider's other products. I know that they are using Nelson Sauvin hops in this beer, but in all honesty, the tropical fruit flavors of the hops are pretty subdued. So, I guess I don't really understand what all the fuss is about. That being said, this is still an enjoyable weizenbock. It's just not great.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 15:19:36 | More by mrfrancis
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rootbeerman

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: poured without a glass tilt into a duvel glass, body is cloudy yellow orange. Head was tall and fluffy. Head did leave a nice amount of lace.
S: wheat, yeast, light banana, even lighter clove. Interesting hop citrus.
T: sweet wheat malt, with a smooth mix of citrus and slight pine hop. With weizenbock banana, light clove and a bit of nutty flavors.
M: smooth, lightly coating and lightly pricklt carbonation.
O: Nelson sauvin hop adds a nice flavor differing from other weizenbocks.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 02:14:48 | More by rootbeerman
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Caramel candy brown, with a very creamy offwhite head. Great retention and beautiful colors.

S - A quite light nose, with primarily floral notes. Crisp, sweet and subtle hops.

T - A mellow yet flavorful meld of malty and earthy tastes. Some light, smokey malt and dry wood notes. Semi sweet malt backdrop, yet so smooth and tame. Dry hops add another flavor to the mix. A slight dry funk to this beer, remeniscent of Belhaven Scottish Ale.

M - A dry, chewy, medium body with the flavors on the light side but plenty of them.

O - Intense balance and enjoyably smooth and delicious. A low profile carbonation helps mouthfeel and allows the flavors to pop.

Serving type: on-tap

01-07-2012 16:59:30 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Mosstrooper

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 25.4oz bottle into a 330ml Corsendonk tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy golden-orange color with a large, thick off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves behind thick, foamy spots of lace.

Smell: Banana, clove, yeast, and wheat just like a hefeweizen, but also backed up by a slight white wine aroma and alcoholic fruitiness. A floral aroma also permeates.

Taste: Begins slightly spicy before turning into banana and wheat flavors. The finish has alcoholic fruitiness and a white wine flavor backed up by yeast and balanced bitterness at the very end.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body with balanced carbonation and a refreshing finish that dries out and warms from the alcohol.

Overall: A very good all-round beer. This isn't a true weizenbock (as others have said), but the innovation shown here is quite interesting. A hefeweizen with a little bit more to it. Well worth a go!

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 04:01:38 | More by Mosstrooper
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scootny

New York

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice sized fluffy head with streaks of lace all the way down. Amber color with moderate carbonation. Smell has lots of clove and mild banana, sweet alcohol flexes itself. Taste is also sweet with booze, wheat malt, and bananas. Spicy clove and cinnamon with a peppery edge. Hops are well integrated and bloom as it warms giving a touch more bite. Feel is light with mild carbonation that gives way to a thin, smooth, creaminess. Not a bad beer and quite drinkable but at 20 bucks a bottle a bit too pricey for me to think about another.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 13:42:46 | More by scootny
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.4/5  rDev -17.7%
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

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2012 05:11:04 | More by kylehay2004
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nickfl

Florida

3.28/5  rDev -20.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2012 05:01:56 | More by nickfl
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axeman9182

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle, allowed to warm for a few minutes before being poured into my Bruery tulip.

Schneider Tap X Mein Nelson Sauvin pours a mildly cloudy orange, with some goldenrod highlights. There's about three fingers of fluffy white foam. The head shows some staying power, but to say that lacing is just spotty would be being kind. The nose is very nice, there are some phenolic clove notes that play against an absolute ton of citrus and tropical fruit aromas. Somewhere in that menagerie is some banana as well. The flavor starts out nicely, with a little bit of bready sweetness fading into some clove notes. The hops on the back end are a little out of whack though, as the bitterness is a bit too pronounced compared to the somewhat lackluster citrus/fruity finish that doesn't live up to the nose on this beer. The body is fine, medium bodied and solid, but the carbonation just falls a bit dull. I'm a huge fan of the Schneider-Brooklyn Hopfen Weisse, so I was very much looking forward to another hoppy weisse from Schneider, but this one just doesn't measure up.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 15:32:07 | More by axeman9182
Schneider Weisse Tap X Mein Nelson Sauvin from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
92 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.