Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Mein Grünes - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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1.58/5 rDev -61.4%
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.
12-04-2007 03:33:37 | More by ralree
2.2/5 rDev -46.2%
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.
08-11-2002 15:02:01 | More by jreitman
2.25/5 rDev -45%
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.
05-21-2011 13:30:25 | More by sweemzander
2.28/5 rDev -44.3%
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.
11-20-2006 16:11:47 | More by hopsaplenty
2.38/5 rDev -41.8%
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.
02-15-2009 22:28:02 | More by jujubeast6000
2.48/5 rDev -39.4%
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.
12-30-2012 00:02:01 | More by teromous
2.53/5 rDev -38.1%
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..
08-23-2008 13:18:21 | More by Onslow
2.65/5 rDev -35.2%
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.
08-20-2009 19:45:37 | More by SaCkErZ9
2.75/5 rDev -32.8%
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 isnt a pronounced clove-spice like other German Heffs 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). Didnt detect any oxidation or skunk, but lacked vibrance a trend Ive noticed among some organic brews.
08-14-2006 16:03:50 | More by GimmeAles
2.93/5 rDev -28.4%
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
04-20-2009 14:01:29 | More by jsg2220
3/5 rDev -26.7%
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.
05-20-2009 05:12:01 | More by pants678
3.03/5 rDev -25.9%
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!
04-10-2008 02:27:25 | More by yelterdow
3.05/5 rDev -25.4%
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.
05-31-2008 04:28:39 | More by danielharper
Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Mein Grünes from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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