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

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Ratings: 805
Reviews: 518
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 44
Gots: 29 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-09-2001)
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Photo of barnzy78
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of flyingpig
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle from Beers of Europe (£2.79):
Cloudy yellow to amber with a 2-fingers tall, white and foamy head that has great retention, leaving some nice lacing too.

Citrus lemon notes upfront with plenty of wheat, yeast and coriander as always with this style of beer. There is some lively orange zest and some banana too although this quite faint and definitely not as strong as with some other German hefeweizens and there is some spice right at the end.

Wheat and light coriander to begin along with some banana that comes across stronger than it did with the aroma. There is some light spice coming through along with some citrus flavours and a slightly floral taste and the tiniest hint of alcohol right at the end as well.

Medium bodied and soft with a very smooth feel with good carbonation and a touch of fizz. Touches of creaminess and very easy to drink.

An excellent beer as I expected, one of the best I've tried from the brewery although they have all been good for the most part. A little stronger than usual for the style but a nice change up and one I'd have again.

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 AKBelgianBeast
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an unusually clear yellow/orange with a decent fizzy white head that dissappears ridiculously fast. Nose is banana yeast and some spice. Taste follows. Banana, clove, and an unusually large amount of spice flavors. Mouthfeel is pretty good, but a bit thick, and slightly undercarbonated. Drinkability is good, but not incredible, as the spices in here hamper it a bit. Overall certainly a unique weizen, but somewhat strange. I like it for what it is, I am just not a huge fan of what it is. haha. a spiceish weizen. reccomended to try it, but i probably would only buy this few and far between. a good brew.

Photo of ElGordo
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow hue topped by about a half inch of lively white head that dies away after about 20 seconds. Aroma of tart citrusy hops, light wheat, and some banana esters from the yeast. Palate is nice and sweet, with some banana fruitiness blending with light malt and some subdued fruity hops. Body is nicely effervescent, great for a weissbier. A nice change of pace from traditional hefeweizens.

Photo of rmolledo
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy staw yellow with a soapy white head. Lots of uprising carbonation bubbles.

S: Peppery, Spicy, Clove aromas. subtle sweetness and banana esters. Wheat malts.

T: Spicey and peppery. Moderately sweet. fruity pear and mango accents.

MF: thick and creamy with high carbonation tingle.

D: An enjoyable fruity hefeweizen. incredible yeasty esters. Hides it's ABV fairly well.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

17 oz bottle picked up at the Coop on Thursday for $4.40.. poured into my small weizen glass.

Nice 2 finger head.. doesn't stick around all all that long.. no lacing.. very clear (maybe I should have swirled the bottle) very carbonated golden brew.

Aroma is less than the traditional Schneider hefe.. but still the hefe nose is plenty abundant.. more cloves and than banana... bready pale malts.

Flavor is again a little bit less.. but still very nice.. touches of pink bubblegum mix with the clove and banana bread... faint citrusy hops with touches of lemon zest... Descent body.. with a carbonation that bubbles nicely through the final sip.

I am really starting to enjoy a good German Hefe.. For years I took them for granted.. I've brewed a bunch, but mine are always heavy on the bubblegum spectrum.. I am now much more enjoying the banana esters and the spicy clove notes.. This is a great brew.. and another benchmark on the style.

Photo of damndirtyape
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I greatly enjoy Hefeweissen, and normally I'm partial to Weheinstephaner, but I thought I would give this a try.
No freshness date on the bottle (at least none that I could interpret) but it started foaming the minute I popped the cap. Huge foam on this one that took awhile to settle down, and even when it did, there was still a thin head over the top. A very interesting honey orange color at first (clear - I hadn't poured all the bottle into the glass) and then very cloudy as I swirled the bottle to get all the yeast in (a lesson a German taught me - don't know if it's right though). The smell to me was classic hefeweissen - which I always think is good.
The taste is surprisingly mild, but not in a bad way. If you drink it before most of the yeast is in, you get a wheat beer with hints of orange. Once all the yeast is in though, you get the wheat beer flavors with nice flavors at the end, not overpowering bananas and cloves, but just a nice....well maybe honey and coriander? Dunno - I don't quite have the palate to tell these things. Very carbonated at first sips and then it gets very smooth as you let it warm up and drink it. Overall very nice and it went real well with a pulled pork BBQ dinner at home.

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark caramel orange with not too much head. Smells of floral jasmine, wheat and oranges. Tastes of a subtle creamy bread dough and honey, orange and grapefruit with a slight dryness. I must say that the taste and the smell compliment one another exceptionally well. Mouth feel is heavy with slight carbonation. The highlight of this beer is the complimentary nature of its taste and smell.

Photo of uno99
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Quite obvious from all the Ontario reviews below, that this is an LCBO seasonal release...Thought Id try this out before it dissapears.

A: quite dark and golden. almost like fresh motor oil, but tranparent of course. Probably more cloudy than the average hefe (and I havent even poured the whole bottle), and lovely little champagne bubbles feed the fluffy white head.

S: Yeast. fresh bread, grassy cloves, suggestions of pear, apple, and pineappe. excellent as expected from this master brewer of the wit beer.

T: well,... it's bloody good and refreshing. I do pick up the bubblegum suggested by other reviewers as well as the flavours I caught on the nose.

M: Good mouthfeel is important to a wheat beer and this brew really dances accross the tounge. quite thick feeling but washes away clean and crisp. A good companion to a meal or by itself on a hot day.

D: Tastes great, no off flavors. I could see this being a little filling after a couple though due to high carbonation and overall yeastyness

...As expected - a stellar wheat beer from an excellent brewer. not sure how much the organic ingredients help this beer, i'd be intrested in doing a blind test someday.

Photo of Strix
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden with short-lived head.

Smells of citrus, clove, and juicy fruit.

Citrus, wheat, clove, and juicy fruit present in the taste as well. Flavor mild, but very nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel smooth, a bit thin, but refreshing.

Overall, a nice solid brew. I wasn't blown away, but I would gladly have it again.

Photo of Brad007
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy blondish-amber color with a frothy two-finger head into my fluted glass.

Aroma is full of banana, citrus and clove in the nose followed by wheat malt underneath. So far, so good.

Taste is crisp and full of light banana and clove flavors. The wheat adds a bit of a dry finish to it. The hops are faint but still a bit noticeable.

Mouthfeel is dry with lingering of clove mainly and not much else. Decent. One of my complaints though is that there doesn't seem to be much flavor lingering in the mouth.

A decent hefeweizen. Drinkable, but certainly not perfect by any means. You can't go wrong with anything from this brewery so give it a shot.

Photo of BretSikkink
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Really hazy golden orange, very attractive. Last few drops are brownish from the yeast sediment. Not as dramatic a head as some weizen, but the color is superb.

Spicy nose, yeast, light hopping. Good, not overwhelming for a German weiss. The spelling of wiesen is interesting, weisse meaning white weizen meaning wheat. The flavor of this beer includes some coriander/traditional white beer spice, but the bottle indicates adherance to the Purity Law. Herr Schneider's revived recipe is very traditional but wrings a lot of flavor from organic ingedients, and the choice of Cascade hops adds citric springy flavors into the mix.

The mouthfeel is a hair thin, suffered the most in my ranking. The wheat flavor is very pronounced. The phenol banana flavor lingers in the throat and the beer overall does not burst on the tongue like the very best hefeweissbiers. It's an extremely good tasting beer, at 6.2% abv a great session brew, and organic certification is admirable. Most organic beers lack some complexity and flavor, but here is a nice alternative.

Photo of Jinholic
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Wheat beer glass out of a 500ml bottle.

Appearance - Nice cloudy amber, didn't get a good head on this was white in color and I never got it to come back so no lacing here.

Smell - Nice clove and yeast with a little banana basic hefe but very pleasing.

Taste - All that spicy clove and yeast all the down, banana isn't in the taste as one would come to expect with a hefe but still good. Spicy after taste I think this has a lot more clove than the original.

Mouthfeel - Classic smooth hefe here with though it is a little drier than the others I'd chalk that up to the higher abv on it. Medium bodied with that alcohol coming out only a bit after its warmer.

Overall - Another great brew by Schneider I'd love to grab more. Only down side was the lack of head that most hefe give a nice two to 4 finger but hey I'll take it. That said go grab one and see for yourself.

Photo of teg8612
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy with a touch of orange. Thick creamy head.

S- In your face with clove spicyness and zesty citrus fruit.

T&M- Grainy, yet super smooth, malt in a medium bodied, full carbonated package. Very spicy. Malt is sweet but toned down, very bready in character. Lemon zest kicks in quickly to even out those spices. Hops are missing but no need as this comes out very balanced. Complex and raw.

D- Very different than other german Hefe's. Excellent brew with a wild side. Very enjoyable.

Photo of bigbeerdrinka
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew pours a two toned color with a cloudy light mud like color up top with a pale straw hue at the bottom. There are all sorts of chunky yeast blobs floating throughout this brew, and a firm white head makes this brew look quite appealing. Aromas consist of a mix of banana and clove along with a raw unmalted wheat like note. There is also a slight citrus presence as well. Initial flavors are quite citrusy and fruity with a good dosage of both clove and banana. There is a nice sweet backing of wheat throughout this brew along with a nice creamy body. The finish is sharp and spicy with a nice citrus flavor in the end. Overall this is a nice hefeweizen that probably appeals to those who love to go organic..

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, significantly yeasty amber with the suggestion of orange when backlit. The bone white head is tight-bubbled with an almost featureless surface. My prediction is perseverance and a clean glass (which turned out to be true). I can read foam like a gypsy reads tea leaves.

Clove, clove and more clove. If anyone doubts that hefe weizen yeast imparts spicy, clove-like esters to beer, or doesn't know what clove smells like, have them smell this one. There's nothing else about the relatively low-wattage nose, banana for instance, that makes me think hefe weizen.

As often happens, the flavor is better than the nose. The beer is still significantly clove spicy and banana has now entered the picture. I think I'll start rating my hefe weizens on something I'll call a banan-o-meter. This one gets a 3.5/5.0, maybe even a 4.0. Damn, I waffle as much on my newly invented banan-o-meter as I do on the appearance, smell, taste, etc.

More malt would have been nice since the beer isn't quite as full or as sweet as I prefer. Interestingly, I couldn't pick up any Cascade hoppiness. What's that you say? Cascade? Dedicated label readers will discover that good ol' American citric hops are added to the kettle. As much as I love Cascade, I'm not sure that using them in a hefe weizen is such a great idea. It doesn't really matter, though, since I can't taste them anyway.

The mouthfeel is on the lighter end of the style spectrum and is zippily carbonated. That's okay since those characteristics contribute to a high degree of drinkability. Just because I prefer something else doesn't mean I can't appreciate this mouthfeel for what it is.

Wiesen Edel-Weisse is a good, light-bodied, clove-intensive hefe weizen that is wonderfully quenching and could be consumed in quantity if one was so inclined. I have a feeling that after a hot, sweaty afternoon of trudging along behind the lawn mower, popping the cap on one of these would be a tremendously rewarding experience.

Photo of cratez
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle from the LCBO. Part of the 2010 Spring Beer Release. Glowing and cloudy amber orange, dark golden hues, two fingers of beige head, and patches of lacing on the weizen glass. Some brownish yeast sediment lingers on top of the foam. Smell and taste are clove, lemon, citrus, yeast, banana bread, spice, and wheat malt in the finish. Very subtle aromas of cantaloupe and vanilla on the nose. Mouthfeel is delicate, soft, sharp and refreshing C hop bite, dryly malted wheat/clove aftertaste. A welcomed twist on a weissbier. Drinks too easy for 6.2% ABV. Thank God this finally made it to Ontario!

Photo of altgeeky1
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pfft, and a capful of gray co2 smoke.
Coudy, orangish haze. Head forms quick and fades quick, leaving just a trm of lace around half the glass.
Tastes sharp from wheat and just a little too much carbonation. You don't see a lot of CO2 precipitating out as bubbles, but you take a sip and you get a wallop of gas. There's a fruity-yeasty taste here, kind of like Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat, except this is orange-ish (not Fruit Loops).
Mouthfeel - A bit high on the carbonation, but otherwise fine.
Drinkability - I couldn't imagine drinking more than one, unless I let it breathe for a bit. There is just too much carbonation bite.
Of note: this is 'original bottle fermentation' meaning homebrewers could probably recover the brewer's yeast for their own batch (although it's not clear if the yeast is the 'original' or just added for conditioning...)

Photo of Reidrover
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle from Roth’s Sunnyside Market, Salem. $2.49..on clearance. Says ’Organic" on the label, which is different from the one shown here. Aroma very nice , bananas, cherries ,yeast, wheat, bubblegum it is all here. Its slightly hazy orange in appearance with a huge rocky white head Taste mimics the aroma ,but is well under control and balanced. Good palate to the beer..not to thin but well drinkable. Overall a good beer that has stood up well to being out of date ( for a weiss) and stored horribly in a clearance cart.

Photo of rarbring
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer is foggy brass colored, a high white rather firm head, settles slowly leaving some lacing.

The smell is full of oranges and spices, lemon, bitter oranges, clove and cardamom.

Starting sweet, wheat bread, cinnamon buns, orange and lemon jam, lots of spices, clove and ginger.

Medium high carbonation, very small, foamy bubbles, a good body, slightly sticky but soft texture, a light dry finish.

Photo of hustlesworth
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- cloudy burnt golden body with well defined floating particles. foam is big and expansive and settles to a thick disk without much lace.

S- fruity and phenolic, with alcohol aromas complementing the yeast. fruitiness is akin to a BSPA or a tripel. pear, apple, banana, clove, plum, grape, sweet cookie malt underlies the yeast. very fragrant and nice.

T- tart fruity and sweet, again very much like a weakened tripel. apple. pear, grape, melon, plum, banana, some caramel, sugar cookie, and an earthy dryness with just the tiniest hint of cocoa butter. alcohol flavor is evident especially on a burp.

MF- thinner and not as soft as i would expect from a world class hefe. aggressive prickly carbonation and a slight alcohol dryness.

D- not bad but not outstanding, i would recommend other widely available examples (ayinger, franziskaner) over this one.

Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Mein Grünes from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
92 out of 100 based on 805 ratings.