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

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Ratings: 761
Reviews: 514
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 37
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Georg Schneiders Wiesen Edel-Weisse.

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Photo of rec


3.93/5  rDev -3.9%

A dirty copper brown body with explosive head is noted during pour. There's little lacing, but retention is relatively fine.

The smell is delicious, with heavy citrus and wheat coming through strong. Sweet, yeasty spice adds to the appetising aroma.

Bananna and clove are most recognisable amongst the assortment of spice and light fruit, with notable yeast and hops too.

The carbonation is moderate to high, and suits this sweet, light-tasting beer beautifully.

It was an all-round delight. One that can be had all night, while savouring every mouthfull.

11-11-2007 05:56:57 | More by rec
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -3.9%

George Schneidner's 'Wisen Edel-Weisse' an Organic Hefeweizen @ 6.2% , served from a 500 ml bottle and #4 green/blue bottle cap with an all green label purchased for $4

A-pour is slightly hazy straw/gold with a frothy medium size white head , lots of lace along the weizen glass after ever sip

S-hints of fermented yeast , earthy grassy , herbal , some similarity to a pilsner

T-smooth crispness , a bit of a hoppy bite on the swallow , mostly banana & clove

MF-lots of carbonation , medium body , still some bitterness lingering on the back of the palate

Ov-ok/good beer , haven't had many organic beer's or this style , I will try again

sampled alongside 3 other Schneider beers & local brewer Moon Under Water's 3 latest offerings

prost LampertLand

03-15-2013 23:32:54 | More by LampertLand
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3.93/5  rDev -3.9%

A - Just what a hefeweizen should look like. Cloudy, golden with good effervescence.

S - I can't help but be a little disappointed with the smell. I expected some clove and bannana to appear. The smell was very fresh with wheat bread and yeast.

T - Some bannana shows up when it counts. Just really fresh tasting. The wheat grassy notes stand out. The hops are nice and balanced.

M - Bubbly and easy to swallow.

D - This was a great beer. I am amazed at the fresh taste out of a bottle shipped from Germany. I would love to try this on draft. I would enjoy more spiciness in this beer but I am not going to complain.

11-05-2006 02:47:01 | More by virtualshock
Photo of falloutsnow


3.93/5  rDev -3.9%

From: Beertopia, Omaha, NE
Date: "13.098 191212"
Glass: Weihenstephan weizen glass

A sweet (light caramel, toasted bread), phenolic and yeast-forward hefeweizen that is enjoyable and well-made, but one must not be seeking the banana esters found in other versions of the style, else court disappointment. Good, one I'd seek out again if desiring this flavor combination.

Pours a 2cm tall head of off-white foam, comprised of small and medium-sized bubbles, resulting in a slightly frothy to soapy appearance. Retention is good, the foam lasting about 1.5 minutes before fading to a thin (0.2cm) cap atop the body of the beer. Lacing is modest, with a small scattering of lines and dots clinging to the walls of the glass. Body is dirty orange-brown, with light bringing out golden brown hues. Carbonation visible through the nearly opaque (95% opacity) body, medium-high in number and activity.

Aroma of hearty yeast, spicy phenols, toasted grain and light caramel sweetness, light banana ester.

Overall flavor is of malt sweetness with spicy phenols, yeast, and a modest background of light caramel and lightly toasted bread. Front of palate tastes light caramel sweetness, lightly toasted bread, sharp and spicy phenols, and a bit of yeast. Mid-palate of spicy phenols, toasted grain and bread, light caramel sweetness, lemon citrus, and minimal banana ester. Back of palate experiences spicy phenols, yeast, with a background of toasted bread and light caramel sweetness. Aftertaste of lingering spicy phenols and slight bitterness with toasted grain and bread in the background.

Beer is medium-bodied, with carbonation of medium-low intensity, resulting in a softly foamy (1/2) and otherwise smooth (1/2) mouthfeel that compements the beer well and is within guidelines for the style; still could have a bit more carbonation and benefit from it. Closes semi-dry, with light stickiness clinging to the palate.

Bottle purchased from Beertopia in Omaha, NE.
No clear bottled on date.
Poured into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass.

Pours a fairly large, thick head composed of small and medium-sized bubbles, creating a creamy looking effect. Carbonation appears to be fairly aggressive, though somewhat masked by the opaque character that's due to the unfiltered preparation of the beer. Body color is darkly burnt orange or brown when away from light, quite dark compared to most others I've had in the style, and a watery brown when held up to a light source. As the head descends over the course of a few minutes, reaching a ring around the glass with some islands, it leaves just a bit of lacing along the sides of the glass.

The aroma is dominated by the malt and grain base/character. The beer from this bottle seriously smells like a whole grain breakfast cereal. Some detectable quantities of clove/coriander and slight banana. I seem to be missing several components others are claiming.

Taste is similar to smell, with being very close to Crispix. There's a slight sharpness from what I'd think to be phenols (clove), but most else is drowned out by the grain. While I find this pleasant, it's not what I was expecting at all.

Beer is medium-bodied, with carbonation level high enough that this moves pleasantly along on the palate while sampling. Finish is pleasantly semi-dry, inviting the next sip.

While I enjoyed drinking this, I'm not sure that it's a "top 5 wheat beer," as the heavy cereal flavor is definitely quite different from traditional hefeweizens. Regarding the other components of this beer that I'm missing, maybe I bought an old bottle. Something to try again at a later date and see if my thoughts change.

12-08-2011 02:18:53 | More by falloutsnow
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New York

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%

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.

10-02-2009 00:13:05 | More by Billolick
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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%

Had a 500ml bottle for $8 at Tap and Table in Emmaus, PA. The waitress gave it the proper, bottle-down-in-the-glass pour and it appeared a hazy amber with a tall white head. In both aroma and taste, this beer started very strong with phenolic bubblegum and then had notes of clove, pepper, and lemon around it. All around very smooth and drinkable, you just need to like bubblegum. Glad I tried it, and it's very well made, but I prefer less bubblegum.

07-08-2009 00:15:58 | More by tempest
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Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%

500ml bottle from a recent LCBO batch, pours a murky banana/apple juice color, almost looks like silt sliding around in there. A couple fingers of pillowy head which has some good retention.

Nose is bursting with cloves up front and mellows to a banana, apple juiciness, a hint of apricot and some tropical fruit vibes going on.

Cloves out front again followed by a sharp wheat quality, banana, bubble gum, a hint of mint, dried apricots, a herbal slightly floral hopping, almost medicinal. Light drying in the finish along with something a little minerally, almost like soft water.

Lush carbonation cascades around the tongue - edgy at times. Flavor seems a little thin though. Goes down pretty easy though I can't say it's my fav. Perhaps with some food or on a hot summer day the situation would change. Good but it's not a game breaker IMO.

04-29-2010 03:13:40 | More by ritzkiss
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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%

500-ml brown glass bottle poured into a half-liter Weißbier glass.

Pours a hazy deep orangeish-gold with a full, rich head of slightly off-white foam that recedes quickly to a nice fat half-finger of froth that shows superb retention, sticking around until the end, but only hanging on to the walls of the glass in a couple fat legs.

The nose is a bit subdued; only a faint spicy hop character shows through alongside a touch of clove and fruit and a little wheatiness.

Medium-bodied and nicely effervescent; mildly sweet at the onset, shifting quickly to a grainy, wheaty base that is layered in the middle with citrusy hop notes and some clove-like spiciness, the hop bitterness and yeast-derived spiciness drying things out significantly and carrying through into the finish where the wheaty malt character shows through once again and lingers, with a hint of spice, on the back of the tongue.

Refreshing but a bit heavier than most Hefeweizens and also a bit fuller in its flavor range, not being quite so dominated by the heavy banana-and-clove notes so apparent in most examples of the style. Quite interesting, though from an American perspective, and from the perspective of one who enjoyed the collaborative Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse, a bit more character from the Cascade hops would have been interesting and welcome. Still, a nice variation on the style from a respectable German brewery, something that is very refreshing indeed.

04-08-2010 04:14:32 | More by superdedooperboy
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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%

This 100% organic hefeweizen pours a dark yellow to orange color. Its hazy and it looks thick since its unfiltered. This is not some pale yellow hefeweizen to be served with a fruit wedge. Personally, I think only fruits put fruit in beer, but hey what can ya do? The head is big and fluffy white. It sticks around for quite awhile before settling, also very decent lacing!

Smell is sweet fruit, cinnamon, cloves, and some nice yeastiness. Quite a pleasant smelling beer. If this beer is half as tasty as it smells I am in for a treat.

Tastes spicy and sweet. A couple sips and I can make it some green apples, cloves and some wheat with a kick of bannana. Its definitely not a big, juicy fruity beer like Aventinus. Instead its a little more thin in mouthfeel and very easy drinking. This is pretty much perfect on a warm/hot day. Its very thirst quenching and refreshing.

12-30-2008 18:01:09 | More by cleeze
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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%

Pours a deep hazy gold, with specks o-plenty! The head is generous and the stick moderately so. Aromas run deep with spice and citrus prevailing-loads of banana and clove, with the banana rather ripe. In the mouth the beer is full bodied for a wheat, and coats the palate as well as cleanses it. A big chewy, anteseptic mouthfull with the usual characters-especially the bubblegum one! Again clove and banana take the stage. This is a bit over the top-while still delicious, and i would have to rate the drinkability a tad lower than good, as it is a beer I would have only one of and move on.

03-22-2004 02:22:31 | More by moulefrite
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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%

Sampled on a Sunday afternoon, watching football. This beer pours cloudy, with a straw-yellow color. The head is white, thick and clingy. Fantastic aroma: oranges, apples, banana, clove, black-pepper, hops and yeast. It’s the kind of refreshing, spritzy, fun aroma that I look for in Hefe-Weiszens. Full and fairly smooth mouthfeel….the carbonation can be sensed, but the beer still feels very creamy and soft. Nice wheat and malt flavors in the taste…it’s sweet, but still very refreshing. A nice, spicy hop finish helps. This one is solidly satisfying. I’d like to try the regular version of this brew.

12-12-2004 19:10:38 | More by Suds
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New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%

This is the USDA certified organic version of Schneider's Wiesen Edel-Weisse. It still has the same eye-catching lime green label color, but the layout of the label itself is slightly different (the carnival scene is much smaller than the one on the regular version). This label also has an ingredient list, whereas the non-organic version lacked one. I thought I would give this one a try, and see if it was any different than the non-organic version. Surprisingly, I thought there were enough flavor differences, and in the end I actually prefer this one.

This brew at first pours a light gold color that is slightly hazy. That changes when the yeast is added, which makes the brew go from slightly hazy to very cloudy. A thin head forms and lasts for around 1 minute. The aroma was of your typical hefeweizen, spices and cloves, with the addition of banana and some citrus. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated and smooth: very good for the style. The brew hits the tastebuds like a normal hefe at first, because the spice/clove flavors immediately jump out at you. A nice mix of flavors come out, including some ripe fruity flavors of banana, apple, pear, and some cinnamon too. One of the ingredients on the label read "organic Cascade hops" and they are indeed here, lending a mellow but still noticable citric twang to the beer, and lending some dryness in the finish too (organic Hallertauers are here too). This is not quite as sweet as the non-organic, and has a definite raw and earthy quality (probably helped out by the hops and some of the wheaty flavors in the brew). Aftertaste has some dryness, spiciness, and flavors of ripe fruits (bananas and pears). The brew concludes with a little alcoholic warmth.

This is a nice hefeweizen. I felt it was more complex than its non-organic sibling. Very enjoyable. A good beer to contemplate during a hot summer day.

06-11-2004 08:36:16 | More by Beastdog75
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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%

deep orange/brandy colored
my pour gasses out pretty abruptly. within seconds of a hard dousing of the inside of my glass, the head is gone, leaving a scrubby collection of bubbles on top that hold their shape admirably.
Aromas of tile, white bread and honeywater.
The texture is full-bodied, but there is little expressiveness to the flavor. Still, well-balanced spice and fruit flavors of red apple, plantain, pepper and ash decorate the broad, chewy mouthfeel.
This is to a hefeweizen what a Maerzen is to a Helles, only I think my bottle may have aged a little long on the store shelf.
Will try another sample and repost.

08-26-2003 01:00:52 | More by putnam
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New York

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%

Pours a cloudy golden with amber/orange hues. Fluffy white head with good retention and a bit of lace. Body is on the thick side with some carbonation. Aroma is of sweet ripe fruits,and candy. Taste is of clove and bananna.Rich fruity finish. Very Nice.

10-25-2008 00:07:44 | More by riversider76
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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%

Pours a murky orange / amber with a small and fast fading head, odd for a hefe. Smell: caramel and wheat, slight clove and bubblegum. Taste: whole wheat cracker, light toffee, husky import grain character, clove spice, touch of bubblegum. Active carbonation but a bit fleeting. Different from their main hefe, which I preferred. 9-239.

01-01-2010 00:35:24 | More by babaracas
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District of Columbia

3.89/5  rDev -4.9%

Poured into a tulip.

A very nice complex weizen. Definitely do not forget to swirl the bottle before pouring as it is a better tasting beer with the sediment. 4

A – Poured a clear golden (without disturbing the sediment) with a white/white dense one-finger head. Good head retention. Lacing pour. After swirling the beer it poured an appropriately cloudy faded gold color. 4

S – Spicey over top of citrus notes, wheaty, minor clove over top of even fainter banana. 4.25

T – Slightly peppery, wheaty and bready. 3.75

MF – A bit thin, light bodied, medium dry finish with some lasting sharpness on the palate. 3.5

11-01-2013 01:59:27 | More by Sludgeman
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Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -5.1%

Pours a cloudy golden hay. Big head settles quickly. Streaky lacings throughout.

Cloves on the nose, with a bit of sweet bubblegum.

Spice right up front. Dusty cloves with drying nutmeg add up to a spicy hefe. Lower on the fruit side of thing, not much banana flavour to speak of. Malt is quite grainy with a pronounced wheat flavour.

Prickly carbonation adds to the spice.

An interesting hefeweizen. The spice really stands out, a different focus from the bubblegum and banana you'll usually get.

06-02-2010 22:31:25 | More by CanuckRover
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3.88/5  rDev -5.1%

Pours a cloudy tan colored beer, looks less tan and more golden as some of the yeast falls to the bottom of the glass.

Smell is sweet and grainy with lots of Band Aid and clove scents. Could be more complex.

Taste is mild sweetness and strong cloves and medicine flavor. Different flavors in the aftertaste lots of sweet malt and bubble gum flavors linger on the tongue. Tasty but might be a bit strange to someone who isn't a Hefe Weizen fan and doesn’t seek out the exotic wheat beers.

Mouthfeel is good and creamy.

Tasty and off beat Hefe Weizen probably would not be appreciated by a non Hefe Fan. For a wheat beer fan this is a 4.

02-01-2005 03:51:21 | More by Zorro
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3.88/5  rDev -5.1%

Georg Schneider's Weisen Edel-Weisse pours
out a rocky white head over a cloudy gold brew.
There's quite a bit of suspended particles, and
carbonation is very active. The nose is of malt,
yeast and fruit. The flavor is spicy and crisp, with
hints of citrus and ginger, with a bisquity finish.
Swirling the lees around and dumping them in
the glass for my second pour intensified the
ginger spicyness. Very flavorful and refreshing.
This is one of the better Hefe-Weizen's I've had.
Alcohol by volume 6.2%.

02-14-2007 22:03:44 | More by shadow1961
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3.88/5  rDev -5.1%

A - this hefe pours has an apple cider appearance in both color and cloudiness, it is topped by half a finger of white head that laces swiftly

S - a sharp first smell, like that of fresh apple cider, also a spiciness like nutmeg or ginger, plus of course the typical hops aroma

T - spiciness at first, it truly tastes like fresh mulled apple cider, a bitter middle with a spicy finish, and an apply sweet finish

M - dry and sweet, a great beer, very fresh

D - high, easily poundable, a great hefe

04-29-2006 00:50:35 | More by sinstaineddemon
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New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev -5.1%

The nose on this beer has a sweet malt smell combined with citrus and banana esters. The first half of this 500 ml beer came out crystal clear, while the second pouring picked up some of the yeast sediment (at the bottom of the bottle) which made it hazy, but didn't really seem to have much of an impact on the taste. The color is that of yellow gold and the head dissapated to nothing almost as quickly as a glass of pop. This organic German wheat starts out highly carbonated, but that too, seems to quickly fall off. The body is light to medium-light and the taste is well balanced between citrus and banana flavors. The finish is crisp and clean when chilled, but takes on a mild tartness as it warms. Overall a very drinkable beer that would be a good choice when in the mood for a Weizen.

12-24-2006 23:06:30 | More by 86sportster883
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3.85/5  rDev -5.9%

.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.

07-04-2010 17:07:03 | More by BranfordBound
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3.85/5  rDev -5.9%

500 ml into Victory Sunrise glass...

This is a nice, rustic look. A little darker than expected but a cremy, pillowy 2-finger head with just a touch of sediment on the last pour (woops). Head is chunky and perfect eggshell in color. A bit of cloudiness in the natural honey/lemon body. Carbonation is moderate in quantity and speed through what looks to be quite viscous.

Good traditional banana esters with a touch of ginger, maybe a little orange zest and a spot of clove. Healthy and hearty with a nice wheat and yeast electricity. Extremely solid and maybe a little more heft than I'm used to. Hops are light and piney. No worries...

Whoa, camel! What the hell is this? There's a nice citrus sourness of active yeast that isn't quite funky but it's definitely au naturel. The carbonation brings out the spice of ginger and a little clove, while the almost Berliner Weisse yeast feel makes this extra tangy. A little surprising for the style, the tart lemon pucker - hope there's no infection issue but I don't think so.

Palate feel on this is a little clammy due to the sour citrus. It seems classical and old-school but slightly puckering. Wheat/malt heft lightens up on the palate but the sour yeastiness really dominates.

When all is said and done this is very refreshing. Drinks a little more slowly due to its sour nature but it's definitely thirst quenching. One for a very hot day.

04-19-2009 19:25:04 | More by IBUnit63
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3.85/5  rDev -5.9%

An interesting Hefe. Not traditionally what comes to mind when thinking of the style, it remains quite good and has character. Pours out ot a medium yellow orange color with only a touch of cloudiness. Medium level of carbonation. Small head of white foam calms to a thin layer of white bubbles over the beer. Aromas of fresh and zesty spices and herbs are noted, along with a mild sour malt note mixed with citrus. Taste is unique; malty citrus blends with spices and herbs, with only minimal amounts of traditional estery banana notes. Mouthfeel is fresh and bubbly. Very refreshing. A nice twist on the style. I'll be back for another...

06-20-2006 22:43:48 | More by Frozensoul327
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3.85/5  rDev -5.9%

Hazy ddep gold hue in the pour, medium white head and sediment.Aroma is definitely yeast dominated some fruitiness, some slight citris, some slight spice. Flavor is very sweet, fruity and very light except for some syrupiness on the tongue. Finish is sweet, not cloying, suprisingly crisp. Nice drinkable beer.

06-12-2005 17:37:32 | More by jimbotrost
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