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Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Mein Grünes - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

831 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 831
Reviews: 523
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 47
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-09-2001

Formerly Schneider Georg Schneiders Wiesen Edel-Weisse.
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Ratings: 831 | Reviews: 523
Reviews by Ralphus:
Photo of Ralphus
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden blond colour with a white cap. The head recedes to a small ring of foam.

The smell initially is all clove and citrus fruit. But as you get towards the bottom of the glass there is a very noticeable smoke aroma as well.

Taste is a really well done balance of fruit and refreshing carbonation. The volumes are perfect in my opinion. Banana, clove and soft malts are present.

Mouthfeel is fairly carbonated but pleasantly so.

Drinkability is this beers strength.

More User Reviews:
Photo of doktorhops
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Finally I get around to a Schneider Weisse beer. I have been threatening to review one of their brews ever since I reviewed the mighty Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier years ago (and that threat was actually to review the Tap 6 Unser Aventinus which I tried in my craft beer infancy and have had no luck getting since). It has been a long road to get my hands on a Schneider Weisse - they really should think more about getting in to the Australian market [purely for my sake of course]. Anyway I have "my green" and now I'm going to enjoy it.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Weizen glass.

A: Hazy with a gold and amber body and a firm 2cm cream head. Plenty of bubble action going on in the glass with some interesting patterns forming of their own accord.

S: Spicy clove phenols upfront on the nose and rather a bit of a nice dominating aroma for this Weizen. Hints of banana bread and herbaceous hops also give some body to the fragrance but it's the clove phenols that really stand out.

T: In a word: Fantastic! There is quite a lot more going on with the flavour profile of this Weizen - spice from cloves, pepper and cardamom mix in with lemon citrus, herbaceous hops, bitter orange and a hint of banana which lingers in the background.

M: Not so fantastic, certainly not as good as the Weihenstephaner Hefe in this respect - medium bodied with excitable carbonation, it's missing the "creamy" feel of a great Weizen.

D: Well this is a Weizen that takes no prisoners. It has some characteristics that really make it stand apart from Weihenstephaner's classic Hefe and in fact that is one of the reasons I rate this brew so highly - it has something Weihenstephaner doesn't have: bold spices and lemon/orange action going on. If that is something that you look for in a Weizen then look no further than Mein Grünes, a superlative brew, prost!

Food match: Roast and cured meats are a winner with this exciting ale, along with any other bold spicy flavoured foods you can get your hands on.

Photo of oberon
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours just a slightly hazy straw color with a white one finger head that is gone quite quickly,love the aromas clovey spice and banana with a light iron note underneath it all.This is a real hefty weisse at 6.2% like the same non organic version I have yet to try very sturdy full mouthfeel.Very wheaty flavor profile along with a clove aspect just enough citrus/lemon underneath to keep it from being one dimensional.A damn fine weisse and big to boot.

Photo of RoyalT
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - The bottle foamed over when I opened it, so I gave this one a very careful pour. The head is white and very tight and the body a darker orange than I expected.

Smell - Primo hefe weizen aroma. The yeast is huge and laden with light fruits. This one smells heavenly.

Taste - This is very good. The fruits are heavier that the norm, especially the banana, and the yeast is right on target. It's kind of in between a hefe and a Belgian pale ale.

Mouthfeel - The one noticeable drawback to this offering is the lack of carbonation. This bottle was almost downright flat, which is off-style for sure. Otherwise it felt very good in the mouth. Fuller than most hefe weizens that I've had, this one was actually medium-bodied and kind of chewy.

Drinkability - I wanted an afternoon snack and opted for this over a bag of chips. I'm much the better man for it. This was a neat experience. It is a very interesting take on the style.

Photo of Fear4Beer
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Awesome brew! Bananas, bubble gum, smooth, easy drinking, low IBU, USDA organic, and one of the best Hefes I've ever tasted!

This is the same beer as this one:
http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/72/759/?sort=recent&start=0

The one in this listing is the American market version and the link above is what it is called in Germany.

Photo of Rijtjeshuis
3.43/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

served in weizen glass.

Look (4/5) - pours an extremely pale gold, about 4*SRM. It is a bit too clear for the style. Head is ideal: large, white, and fluffy.

Smell (3.5/5) - The smell is a bit more tart and sharper that many other hefes. The banana-clove balance is good and there some light fruit notes, with a tangier (pear or apple) aroma. Pretty standard.

Flavor (3/5) - The flavor is a bit absent from this one. There's a bit of light banana, tasting a bit on the riper side. There's not a lot of spice to balance this out and it ends up being too light and banana-like.

Feel (3.5/5) - The body was also a bit too light. Mayhaps this was for the same reason the brew was a touch too clear: not enough suspended yeast. Higher carbonation dries out the finish, but the flavors are still a bit too sweet.

Drink (3.5) - Despite the problems with this one, I thought it was pretty drinkable. That being said, I like a hefe with a bit more body and spice to it. This one just didn't have that.

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This might have been the best hefe I've ever had. From a gravity cask into a weissen glass, the beer was hazy gold, fairly thick white head, a little lacing. Intense floral aroma, like being in a field of wildflowers, also some fruit and spice. Sweet malt taste, lemon/orange, with some sour spiciness at the end. A wonderful, refreshing beer.

Photo of generallee
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: (Part of a 5 pack gift set with glass.) It was poured from a brown 500ml bottle into the Aventinus glass that came with the beer. The label on the bottle has the abv (6.2%) and a list of ingredients on the front and a description/history of the beer on the back. It also has a USDA organic seal on the front.

Appearance: The body has a yellowish tan body which is cloudy. On top of the beer sits a tall creamy white head. It fades out quickly and leaves just a small ring of foam at the edge. Lacing is minimal and slick.

Smell: Its aroma is citrusy, bready, wheat like and very fruity like over an ripe banana.

Taste/Palate: It has a good medium body with some mild bready malt sweetness and wheat tang mixed with spicy almost nutty yeast. This is all in good balance with a very light touch of citrus and spicy hops. The palate is smooth with plenty of soft carbonation to keep it easy drinking.

Notes: It has nice delicate complexity and very good drinkability. I could drink quite a few of this and not get bored.

Photo of Jason
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 500 ml (16.9 oz) slender brown bottle with info about the brewery on the back label, no freshness date.

Appearance: Cloudy orange with a thick meringue-like cream coloured head, this is due to the vigorous pouring and swirling of the yeast into the glass.

Smell: Pungent aromatic spicy clove with noticeable fruity alcoholic esters. Sweetness from a bready wheat malt character and a faint lemon aroma.

Taste: Sturdy medium body, smooth creamy mouth feel though an ample carbonation holds everything together. Straight forward tickly spicy flavour of cloves with suggestions of nutmeg and faded pepper corns. Hops are nearly non existent and are no match for the spicy character of this brew. Malt is quite sufficient and has a sour dough like quality to it, vague and mellow nuttiness from the yeast rounds out the beer with a complex elegance. Alcohol is evident and warms the mouth and body equally. The raw flavours of this intricate beer give a confusing yet blissful end.

Notes: German wheat in the raw, very robust and in you face. A beer to consume with full respect and enjoy like royalty because this is a trophy brew that flexes for all of the senses.

Photo of merlin48
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle served into a large Kapuziner weizen glass. Pours a dirty lemon colored body with the yeast swirled in, with a two centimeter white head that quickly falls into some sheet lacing. Body exhibits active carbonation and some suspended yeast particles. Aroma has earthy yeast, banana and lemon, and a prominent spicy component of white pepper, cloves, and coriander. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with some malty thickness. Medium carbonation. Taste begins with bready yeast, lemony citrus, and spicy pepper and clove. Banana emerges midway through as does some noble floral hoppiness. Finishes somewhat dry with a mild noble hop bitterness that is excellent for style. I really enjoyed the taste of this one. Earthy character lends an "organic" feeling. Very well constructed and highly drinkable.

Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mid sized bottle, has some numbers on the rear label, but not sure what they all mean. Pours cloudy darker apricot, with a slight olive oil like hue. Moderate off white head, and leaves quickly sliding spots and tongues of fine lace. Fruity, wheaty, yeasty nose. Fruity and flavorful. Some honey, very light pepper, ripe fruit. Typical German wheat flavor notes, typically yummy and delicious. Organic to boot. Nice wheat. Go get some and enjoy.

Photo of Weizenmensch
4.85/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Don't even know the freshness date of this one - it may well be past it, but it's still beautiful, a top Weißbier.

Appearance: beautiful cloudy gold with a lot of sediment. Doesn't keep the head very well, but it pours nicely and there's still enough head to maintain the delicious Hefe aroma.

Smell: Everything a Weizen should be, and with a tart freshness to top off this refreshing brew.

Taste: Just what you'd expect of a top-quality Weizen. Banana, phenols, diacetyl etc but also a hint of sourness on the back of the tongue. Very satisfying, nothing to criticise.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, delicious, perfect.

Drinkability: This was the only one left at the bottleshop, and there's tears in my eyes. I'll remember this brew.

Overall: Love it, will definitely have it again.

Photo of Mora2000
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is what you would expect from a hefeweizen, with lots of banana, cloves and a bready malts. The taste follows the flavor, heavy on the wheat malt with cloves and banana in there as well. This is heavier on the wheat than a lot of hefeweizens, but it is still very good. A nice take on the style. Very drinkable.

Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a hefe glass. Opaque medium-orange, with about an inch of head. Head receded a bit quicker than I'd like (even after a swirled pour of the final drops in the glass), and not much in the way of lacing.

Nose was spot on for the style. Banana, cloves, hops, perhaps a bit of yeast character.

Similar to their standard hefe (of which I'm a big fan), except the bubblegum flavour is more pronounced, and the finish is tarter with a dry bitterness to it. Very drinkable on the patio; went down smooth.

Medium body, good mouthfeel for a hefe.

Quite a tasty little hefe. Can't decide which I prefer, but the "organic" might be the clincher. A great weizen for the summer!

Photo of Franziskaner
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This review is of the tap 4 Weisen Edel-Weisse. Light amber colored. Good clarity. Millimeter thin layer of foam on top. Enticing banana and fresh baked sourdough bread aroma. Refreshing on the front of the palate. I get a lot of wheat on the forefront and some light clove on the back of the palate. Another sip and I swear I get a bit of sourdough pretzel flavoring. Fairly elaborate for a style that tends to be pretty simple.

Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of April 2012, so it's out of date. Acquired a while back from a webshop. A weissbier made from organic ingredients - hence the name 'Mein Grünes'.

Poured into a straight pint glass (with swirling to unleash the yeast!). A very hazy golden-amber hue with brownish yeast sediment and medium carbonation. Yields a massive head of creamy white foam with good retention; this subsides to a patchy surface layer. A fantastic aroma of yeast and wheat; notes of banana, cloves, bubble-gum and wheat. Rich, sweet and dry, with whispers of citrus in the background.

Tastes of sweet malt with a yeasty character and a dry finish. Notes of banana, clove, wheat, citrus and yeast esters. Aromatic hops provide an acidic lemony hint in the background, along with mild bitterness. Quite dry upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and seriously full-bodied, with tingly carbonation. Pretty astringent - dries the palate thoroughly. Aftertaste of banana, yeast esters and wheat.

Superb - all the qualities of a top-notch weissbier along with a subtle hint of aromatic hops to top things off. The citrus notes are the icing on the cake. Fantastic aroma, flavour and mouthfeel; it doesn't get much better than this. If you love weissbier, add this to your list of must try brews.

Photo of Thrasher
4.97/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Murky orange amber with a bit of a glow to it. Reasonable head but not the unbridled monster that some hefes set forth. Sweet fruity aroma, difficult to describe and impossible to resist. Like some sort of flower, but not flowery like many hops are. Velvet smooth with substantial caramel malts and refreshing wheat; bananas, bubble gum, fruit, apples, lemon, cinnamon, cloves all evident. Exquisite, hearty, evocative of fall. Despite its weighty presence, it still can appear light as a feather. Best described as balanced, my friends. This beer could be considered on the heavier end of the hefe spectrum, but so could regular Schneider Weisse. I need to do a side by side comparison to find which is bolder. At any rate this is just about perfect.

(I accompanied this with some take-out Thai/Chinese food and while the beer held up well, it deserves your undivided attention. If you absolutely must going to drink it with food, remember: a world-class beer deserves a world-class meal. Take-out's just not going to cut it.)

Photo of mj001jk
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange color with white foam that quickly disappears.

Very fresh nose with lots of yeasty character, tangerine fruit and mulling spices comes through despite brewed according to Reinheitsgebot which means it must come from the choice of malts, yeast and hops. It is a very inviting nose with quite a bit of complexity.

High carbonation, dry mouthfeel and slightly bitter. The yeasty components comes forward in the taste as well with a nice green herbal bite and clove spice at the end. I find this very refreshing and invigorating. Alcohol is barely noticeable and there is no funk whatsoever on the finish.

This is one of my favorite hefes so far, highly recommended!

Photo of BranfordBound
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

.5 L bottle, brown with bright green label. 10.074 freshness date on the back. I assume this is bottling date. From notes, late June.

Pours a cloudy dark gold, nice 3 finger head. Ample carbonation with good lacing.

The aroma is typical hefe: clovey, sweet bubblegum phenols, banana

Tastes like the regular schneider weisse, but it is a bit more pronounced. Nothing jumps at you specifically. Cloves and slight pepper intensify as it warms. Slight citrus and yeast finish.

Like a good hefe, wet finish with a nice tickling from the carbonation.

This beer hides a slightly higher ABV. It's clean, refreshing, but pretty average in the world of hefe's. Just slightly above regular schneider weisse but nothing special.

Photo of ADR
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle conditioned, darker hazy amber. Lots of aroma, banana and notes of caramel and spice. Pretty light bodied but impressive presence in the mouth, persistant flavor. Nice estery flavor, not at all lemony/sour but a muted wave of subtle banana/orange/clove with a slight touch of vanilla. The nice coating mouthfeel makes this a 3 season weisse to me. One of my favorites in a non-favorite style.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picture perfect bier, really great organic lighter shade of a weisse beer from Schneider, Cloudy orange golden, billowing off white head forms thick chunky lacing down the sides of my glass. First whiff gives you loads of banana, clove, and spicy character from the yeast strain. Perfectly balanced this Wiesen Edel-Weisse is a work of art, perfect interplay of wheat, citrus character, grassy hay, clove, and bananas and bubblegum nothing overpowers finishes somewhat clean and super refreshing. Hands down the best organic beer I've ever had. A bit of dry chalky character is added to the bier once you pour the rest of the yeast sediment into the glass, this proves the theory that beer is food.

Photo of glid02
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Green's on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours a darker than normal golden-yellow color with a 1.5-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of spices - clove mostly with hints of coriander - with underlying light fruits. As the beer warms very light hints of earthy hops enter into things.

Tastes good. The spices are a bit more muted than the smell would intimate however the light fruit flavors - almost all banana but with very light amounts of orange peel - step in to help out. These flavors carry through to a crisp ending.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a very nice thickness with coating carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I finished my glass and could have another.

Overall I enjoyed this beer but I didn't think the flavors popped enough for it to break into the top tier for the style. Still, it's worth a shot.

Photo of ianjsullivan
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

ST: Pint poured into a weizen glass.

A: Dark cloudy gold with a thick white head.

S: Banana, wheat, clove, sugar, citrus, medicinal.

T: Medicine, citrus, spice, alcohol.

M: Medium

O: A heavy wheat with nice spice and flavor, but it could benefit from more zip and a lighter body.

Photo of rastaman
3.38/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid wheat. Citrus, banana, clove flavours come together quite nicely, nice dry, yeasty, with perhaps a bit of alcohol shining through towards the end, i was slightly dissapointed, but it was quite nice

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a weizen glass)

A- This beer pours a hazy yellow body with a sl orange hue to it. There is a sea of tiny bubbles that support a thick spongy off-white head that last for about half of the beer.

S- This beer has a floral edelwiess flower aroma with a soft doughy aroma which is quickly followed by a crusty bread note. The finish has a green herbal note with an apple cider aroma that grows as the beer warms. There is also a perfumed club soda quality that comes through as the beer warms aswell.

T- This smooth fresh dough flavor has a faint green flower note with a pleasant soft citrus quality to it. The tosted bread crust flavor comes through softly at the finish and adds a nice note to the malt flavors.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a slippery texture and a very delicate fizzy finish.

D- This beer is smooth and soft with a subtle complexity that grows as the beer warms.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Mein Grünes from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
91 out of 100 based on 831 ratings.