Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Weisen Edel-Weisse - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

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Reviews: 525
Hads: 854
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 57
Gots: 50 | FT: 0
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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-09-2001

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Photo of ralree
1.61/5  rDev -60.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A: Yellow and clear. Extremely fizzy with terrible head retention and no lacing. 2-finger 20-second head.

S: Smells pretty terrible - like a cloying mess of flavors with tons of alcohol.

T: Wheat and alcohol are the first two flavors - very bitter in a bad way. Weird wheaty aftertaste - not good. Alcohol very apparent. I think the carbonation may be affecting the taste with a salty soda-water sort of flavor - like when you get a fountain drink with no syrup. Yeck.

M: Watery and WAY too fizzy. It's fizzier than almost every soda I've ever tried. Fairly non-astringent since it's basically club soda.

D: Terrible - I'm pouring this out now and will never try it again. An interesting note is that this beer is "organic." I'm going to start associating that "terrible" for now and we'll see if that changes. (814 characters)

Photo of jreitman
2.22/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

After seeing some of the other reviews, I think I had an off bottle, but I have to call like I see it. Belgian yeast aromas. Hazy pale gold with little head and VERY highly carbonated. Reminded me a lot of Ara Bier, which is in no way a Hefe. Sweet undertones with that belgian yeast carrying over into the flavor. (318 characters)

Photo of sweemzander
2.28/5  rDev -44%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

500mL bottle poured into a hefe glass.

(A)- Gusher! Pours a golden orange color. Produced a decent white cap of froth.

(S)- Very very very dry. A light spiciness of clove with a malty caramel and wheat/lemon background.

(T)- Similar to the smell. Lots of spicy clove and caramel malt with tiny bits of biscuit-like wheat.

(M)- A crisp carbonation level. This one is a bit weird, backwards, and disjointed. Heavy on the clove spice with alot more amber and caramel-like sweetness than normal for the style.

(D)- I realize this is an organic take on the style, however very little about it reminds me of a Hefeweiss. Only other possible explanation is this is just too old, but I have no date for reference. (710 characters)

Photo of hopsaplenty
2.35/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

500ml brown bottle, 05.326 inkjetted on back label.

Clouded butterscotch. Glass filling, loosely piled bright white foam that steadily drops to a tall cap, leaving no lace. No visible carbonation streams. Medium sized aromas of clove and bananas are complimented with a bit of citrus fruit and a dash of zest as well as a bit of honey sweetness. The flavor is amazingly absent – primarily consisting of some watery cloves in the finish and just a hint of banana. There is nothing detectable on the tongue until the swallow. Even as this became closer to room temperature, the flavors never amounted to more than a bit of clove and bananas. Even the citrus from the cascade hops was absent in the finish. The carbonation is also almost nonexistent, giving this a flat mouthfeel. Thin, watery body and not enjoyable. This was a drain pour. (841 characters)

Photo of jujubeast6000
2.4/5  rDev -41%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Reviewed 7/29/2007 (500mL bottle):

Pours a cloudy amber brownish color, with a very fizzy carbonated white head, quickly diminishing. Malty aroma, earthy, potato or wheat or something rotten, not appealing Fizzy potato-y taste, clean aftertaste, not a lot of flavor. (267 characters)

Photo of teromous
2.46/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Light golden yellow and orange hues, with a very thin layer of white head. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Slow falling lacing that doesn't stick. Much clearer than I would have expected.

S: Not much nose. There is a faint hint of something that might be flowery, but that's it.

T: It has a familiar banana flavor to it, but the beer is a bit harsher than a Hefeweizen normally is. There is a light cardboard taste to the beer as well (oxidation?). Light bitterness in the aftertastes. The signature banana flavor is very nice and mellow, but I don't get much yeast or wheat flavor from the beer at all.

M: The mouthfeel was a bit rougher than what I'd expect. There is a rather harsh twang from the bitterness. The beer is not as smooth as I'd expect either.

O: Overall I found it to be very below average. It could be that this is because I'm drinking an imported bottle. I probably wouldn't buy it again, unless I was drinking it in Europe or perhaps on-tap in a bar. My bottle is stamped 120525 so I'm guessing it was bottled May 25th 2012? If so it probably lost a lot of flavor over the 7 month period. (1,112 characters)

Photo of Onslow
2.53/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bought and drank over at the Barrel Maker Cooper Residence ... pours with quite a low head for a wheat beer ... is a bit soapy ... organic?? ... some banana and other off sweet flavours ... weird, odd, and not enjoyable ... I avoided this beer for almost 4 years, I was right in avoiding this pricey mundane beer.. (314 characters)

Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.62/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This bottle was a bit of a gusher. After popping the top, this one gushed for quite a while before I was able to dispense the beverage. Upon dispensing, all of the gunk in the bottom of the bottle was loosed by all the carbonation so my glass was filled bits of debris. Kind of blood orange in color with a large white head that fizzes away quite rapidly but then becomes a quarter inch in size for the duration. Those creepy crawlies dont look too appetizing.

Aroma is clovey and yeasty. Caramel sweetness.

Flavor is very clovey with some banana and hints of bubble gum. Kind of flat on the palate, not much going on. Highly carbonated but watery and kind of lifeless.

I wasnt very impressed with this one. Certainly more caramel and sweetness than most other hefe's but the overall lifelessness of this one sunk it. (821 characters)

Photo of GimmeAles
2.75/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aggressive pour yields a rocky 1.5 finger head which fizzles to almost nothing in a few moments. Appears as hazy apple juice with moderate\low carbonation. Notes of soft Banana, faintest clove\hop spice and gently toasted grain in the background

Expected soft Banana and spice flavors, though the spice isn’t a pronounced clove-spice like other German Heff’s I've had. Sweet, Golden delicious apples show up midway and a lighty bitter herbal-hop finish. Interesting that Cascade hops were used in addition to Hallertau – not much citrusy presence from the Cascades can be discerned.

A mild, easy-drinking, yet ultimately forgettable Hefewiezen (albeit strong at %6.2). Didn’t detect any oxidation or skunk, but lacked vibrance – a trend I’ve noticed among some organic brews. (787 characters)

Photo of jsg2220
2.95/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A - Straw to orange color with tiny fast rising bubbles, cloudy, 1/2" of off-white head with a few orange flecks throughout.

S - Cloves

T - Straw and cloves. It doesn't quite have the dusty flavor of wheat beers. It tastes clean.

M - Light and watery with just the right amount of carbonation to be very refreshing. It almost has a light beer feel.

D - Could definitley be a session beer and would probably pair well with just about anything attributed to the fact that it is alot like a light beer. It seemed to be a little off-balance like a light beer that wants to be more.

Etc. - This bottle foamed over as soon as I poped the cap and I had to rush it into the glass. It had a smooth trip from fridge to table so I'm not sure why... Also reading over other reviews I'm starting to think I may have gotten an old bottle. I may have to take another look at this one.

Served - 1 pint bottle into weisen glass (916 characters)

Photo of yelterdow
3.03/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served at just over fridge temperature in a traditional classic hefeweizen glass. Date on the bottle reads 07.295, packaged in late October 2007. 500ml version.

Appearance- A cloudy, murky beast right out of the gate... wheaty and golden, it flaunts a solid three finger head that remains thick throughout. More opaque than translucent... this looks like a meal in a glass.

Smell- Some cool, metallic phenols combine with aromas of wheat malt, not-quite-ripe-yet bananas, and toffee. It even smells thick, like dessert. Moments pass, and there's a suggestion of bike tires and kickball.

Taste- Clean, above all else. It's rather quick too, the duration from beginning to end with regard to flavor. The subtle, cakey wheat malt concedes to a largely unmemorable middle... there's just not that much happening... then the zippy Hallertaus kick in for a quick finishing bitterness. Besides the residual light sting from the hops, there's not really an aftertaste. I'm noticing the ABV is about 1% higher than most for the style, and it unfortunately shows.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- For a classic German hefeweizen, this beer could drink much smoother and more elegantly. It's highly prickly at first, zapping the tongue without remorse, then quieting near the end. The strength here as I mentioned feels unnecessary, making this particular beer from Schneider *not* a great choice for sessioning. Points though for using strictly organic ingredients... at least there's care being taken from an Earth perspective. Prost! (1,521 characters)

Photo of pants678
3.05/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Put it in an English pint. Virtually no head, a very thin place that receded fast. It's a cloudy opaque orange, I've never seen a hefeweizen that wasn't at least translucent. Nothing gets through. It's a lighter yellowish tint at the bottom of the glass, the color change quickly at the bottom fifth.

Smells lightly of oranges with a honey overtone. I'm enticed.

The taste ain't much different, subtle but distinct. Coriander sweet and almost tart. Not at all what I expected, it's thicker with less carbonation than I've ever experienced with a hefeweizen. Orange can be a bit much, the carbonation does not provide cover, rather it pushes things along.

Rather heavy and thick, really. Should I say carbonated orange juice? Not quick that strong, but I do have to sip.

Smooth, but it ain't easy. I'd say it needs more carbonation, and an over all lighter, toned down body. (878 characters)

Photo of danielharper
3.06/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours dark yellow, clear body, very thick white foamy head. The clarity makes it look more like a helles lager or a pilsener than a hefeweizen -- points knocked off for style, although it is overall an attractive beer.

(Correction as I got towards the bottom of the 16oz bottle -- all the yeast was at the bottom of the beer, and the appearance is very different. Very dark, almost brownish, extremely hazy. Much closer to what I was expecting for a hefe -- points given back.)

Smell: Sweet, dry, vaguely citrus. Not very pronounced, even when I let the beer warm. Not unpleasant, but not impressive.

Taste: Slightly sweet, bready. Finishes dry but not unpleasant. Again, dead average for a hefe -- doesn't give me anything to dislike, but somehow lacks the oomph I'd like to see from the beer.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation relatively high for a hefe, but overall the mouthfeel is somewhat thin.

Drinkability: Overall this beer is pretty much dead-average for the style. It's not great, but it's okay. Not really worth it for the price. Go drink a Franziskaner or a Paulaner Hefeweizen instead. (1,106 characters)

Photo of bobhits
3.08/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

As far as German beers go Hefs are so standard that everyone knows what to expect. So what makes this one different?

Well, there is a significant hop flavor here, that isn't to say this is hoppy but they interrupt the normal showcase of yeast and malt. The nose is cleaner and lacks as much bananas and sweetness. The body is perhaps over carbonated and not giving off that sweet creamy effect.

Bottom line is this is a good beer, but it comes off a touch off the style and a bit less than enjoyable. (502 characters)

Photo of Daniell
3.1/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: looks very light bodied, sort of light peach/champagne colour. Kind of a spritzer. Not much lacing. Head doesn't last quite as long as desired. 3

S: Bananas, bubblegum, some fruit. Bit of umami. Pleasant but smell is not overly intense. 3

T: light sort of watery taste. No alcohol perceptible. 2.5

M: They achieved the mouthfeel they were going for here- spritzy and champagne-y. 4

D: High drinkability, would go really well to refresh someone but it lacks complexity. 4

Not an unpleasant beer but it's not to my tastes. I'm almost kind of wondering if I got a mislabeled beer here, I've no idea why so many people are so enthusiastic about this beer. The bottle I had definitely had a weak flavour profile and there was no trace of the proported 6.2%.

I found the Original (Tap 7) far, far, far more flavourful than this beer (and it's rated lower). Which is pretty strange. (884 characters)

Photo of beveragecaptain
3.1/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500 ml bottle. The Wiesen Edel-Weisse pours out a partially cloudy brownish-yellow color with very little head - surprising for a hefe. The aroma is flowery, very much like Aventinus. I also get some smokiness in the aroma. Bready malt flavor. Lots of pepper and clove spice. Medium to full mouthfeel. Not as drinkable as your average hefe. The flavor becomes cloying. This beer has many of the same characteristics of Aventinus, but this beer doesn't work nearly as well. (472 characters)

Photo of ipogios
3.1/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice golden colour. Light banana and citrus smell, taste. An average beer with not very impressive characteristics. Probably i won't be given the chance to taste this beer again and i'm not that bit upset...

Cheers

ipogios (236 characters)

Photo of Hunter
3.12/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy apricot with a wispy head thsat gives up the ghost 60 seconds after the pour.

Wheat malt in the nose, some banana-citrus esters playing about as well.

Taste is slightly sharp, wheaty and bland. Little to no aftertaste and a thin mouthfeel.

Not bad, but not particularly complex either. (309 characters)

Photo of danieelol
3.13/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: looks very light bodied, sort of light peach/champagne colour. Kind of a spritzer. Not much lacing. 3.5

S: Bananas, bubblegum, some fruit. Bit of umami. Pleasant but smell is not overly intense. 3

T: light sort of watery taste. No alcohol perceptible. 2.5

M: They achieved the mouthfeel they were going for here- spritzy and champagne-y. 4

D: High drinkability, would go really well to refresh someone but it lacks complexity. 4

Not an unpleasant beer but it's not to my tastes. (486 characters)

Photo of tbeckett
3.14/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Hazy straw/golden colour at bottom with orange towards the top. One finger soapy head. Insanely carbonated. Weak head for the style.

S - Orange, lemon zest and a mild baking spice.

T - Zest at the start and finish, orange in the middle.

M - Medium body. Lot's of carbonation.

D - Good if you like it. Lacked flavour. Easy drinking but not exactly worth it. (364 characters)

Photo of Takahiro
3.15/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: hazy, with deep gold, fluffy head
Smell: cloves, banana, yogurty yeast
Taste: apricot, pears, herbal and earthy but wettish hop flavor, bready malt
Feel: dry finish
Overall: weizen with more -than-usual hop flavor (229 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
3.15/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle picked up at Chevy Chase in DC. Served in a weizen glass.

Pours a medium gold color that is totally transparent...very weird. THe head is bone white with decent retention, though no real lacing. The nose is slightly bready with some mild yeast character. Disappointing. No real clove or banana. The flavor is just s plain. Beer has a medium body and is too chewy. Not a huge fan of this one. (399 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
3.15/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've started my research for a class on exposing the truth of organic foods, but by no menas am I going to use this beer as part of my research. I've been very happy with the couple of Schneider & Sohn beers I've had, and organic or not, I have high expectations on this one. On to the beer:

The head is a bust on this one, it's soapy, fizzy, and dissapears in a flash after the pour is complete. As for the body, it's a darker blonde color, partly cloudy, and a rush of carbonation bubbles to the top. Malted wheat, buttered wheat toast, and what appears to be honey and nutmeg are scented through the nose.

I wasn't expecting much in phenolic flavor baed on the appearance, and my hypothesis holds true. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and wheat malt in the taste. This just isn't as wildly interesting as I hoped I would get. For the most part, I feel like I'm drinking Honey Nut Cheerios. As I push farther along, while it doesn't become a bad brew, it becomes a very monotone brew.

This would have been a solid hefe, but it got diagnosed with a mono flavor halfway through the drinking. (1,082 characters)

Photo of sfprint
3.16/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Born on 7/1/11, exp 3/1/12

Bought this one in Amsterdam, since when I bought it I had never seen it in Berlin. I have since spotted it at Ambrosetti.

A: Huge head, at the top quite creamy, underneath fairly porous. Medium dark orange, with barely visible rising carbonation.
S: The most phenol I've detected in a German beer, with that being said, its moderate, but the main smell. Some sweetness, creamy yeast.
T: Also, phenols are fairly strong, though the overall flavor (including the phenols) is relatively mild. Slight bitterness. Nothing besides the phenols really sticks out. Fairly neutral.
M: Bitter, almost no carbonation, light to medium body. Slightly to moderately astringent.
O: Average. I wish it hit my taste buds like it seems to hit everyone elses. (770 characters)

Photo of olimpia84
3.16/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served the 16.9 oz bottle into a Weizen glass.

A: strong cloudy amber body with an elegant three finger foamy white head with good retention. Carbonation visible in the body. Good lacing surprisingly for a Hefeweizen.

S: very strong sweet malty and wheaty aroma that includes banana cloves, cinnamon and spices.

T: faint presence of wheat and banana frutiness. Falls a bit short in comparison with other Hefes...feels almost like a 'light' version.

M: light to medium body. Carbonation is extremely high and offensive.

O: as stated before this beer falls a bit short when compared to others of the same style. Overall it feels a little bit weak and the high carbonation gets in the way of enjoying this one. (713 characters)

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