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

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806 Ratings
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Ratings: 806
Reviews: 518
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 44
Gots: 31 | 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:
Formerly Schneider Georg Schneiders Wiesen Edel-Weisse.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-09-2001)
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Photo of yelterdow
3.03/5  rDev -25.9%
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!

Photo of danielharper
3.05/5  rDev -25.4%
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.

Photo of bobhits
3.05/5  rDev -25.4%
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.

Photo of Daniell
3.08/5  rDev -24.7%
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.

Photo of ipogios
3.08/5  rDev -24.7%
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

Photo of tbeckett
3.1/5  rDev -24.2%
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.

Photo of Hunter
3.1/5  rDev -24.2%
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.

Photo of danieelol
3.1/5  rDev -24.2%
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.

Photo of beveragecaptain
3.13/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

Photo of olimpia84
3.13/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

Photo of Absumaster
3.15/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An orange, slightly hazy beer with a lot of carbonation and a fast fading head.

Smell is phenolic and has a strong clove smell and less ripe bananas. A fresh wheat smell.

Taste is grainy wheat with the yeast adding strong clove tastes. A small rough edge makes the beer not as smooth as I expected. The body is quite big and the mouthfeel is a little astringent. The taste makes me believe this beer has been fermented at a higher temperature.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.15/5  rDev -23%
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.

Photo of DoubleJ
3.15/5  rDev -23%
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.

Photo of sfprint
3.18/5  rDev -22.2%
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.

Photo of wnh
3.18/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

9/8/09
500 mL bottle poured into a weissbier glass.

Pours a cloudy, tawny amber, thick and dense, with a fizzy, fleeting white head.
Aromas of spice, reminiscent of root beer or cola, with bright citrus underneath and the slightest hint of yeast.
Lively and carbonated on the palate, with an accompanying bite. Too carbonated for my tastes. Biting, soda-like spices follow on the tongue, alongside the bright orange-y citrus. Sweet on the whole, exaggerated by the soda-like aromas and mouthfeel.

An interesting take on the style, though not as refreshing as I'd like or expect, and the likeness to soda brings the whole thing down a few notches.

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.18/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark golden with a short white head and no lacing. The smell is slightly sweet. It smells like freshly baked wheat bread and apples, or maybe even banana bread on the finish. There is also a noticeable aroma of alcohol. The taste is similar, but not hot with alcohol. The overall impression is that of sweetened wheat with a little sour grain on the finish. Mouthfeel is a little thin, and the drinkability is hurt by the overall sweetness.

Photo of dvmin98
3.19/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Got this from Boognoosh23 as a sample.

A - Nice hazy yellow orange color; decent head that sticks around for a bit

S - I can sense that this will have a lot of clove in it; not my favorite flavor, but I can deal

T - Wow, clove bomb

M - nice carbonation; not over-done; really like it; clove aftertaste sticks around a bit much for me

O - not my cup of tea; too much clove flavor for me; will not be revisiting this

Photo of goochpunch
3.23/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a hazy orangeade with high bubble content and a thick, dimpled head that just fizzles out too fast. I pick up a lot of sweet banana in the nose, and when I mean sweet, I mean sweet. A lot is overshadowed by this. Wheat and grain notes are next in the line of aromas, followed by a faint clove. Taste is covers the grounds of wheat twang and banana, with some slight clove and citrus. Pretty big on the esters. Touch of grain. Overall, this is a little too sweet and a little boozy. Mouthfeel has a bit of a syrupy feel. Also, not as carbonated as I feel it should be. This is an overall OK drinker. For a hefe, it's pretty decent, but by Schneider's standards, I'm a good deal disappointed.

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of Chugs13
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of Jwale73
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

500ml bottle served in a tulip (didn't bring a weizen glass on vacation). Label reads Wiesen Edel-Weisse, so I'm not sure of the bottle age. Pours a caramel hue with a slight haze to the clarity and a loose, butter-colored head that immediately disperses into nothing. Copious tiny bubbles adhere to the walls of the glass and effervesce in-solution. Nose is not what I expected - tart green apples fermenting towards cider, a bready character and cut grass. Taste consistent with nose; however, a bit duller and also a little wet cardboard towards the back. Mouthfeel is light and lively with some astringency. Overall, less than impressed with this beer. Not sure if it's past its prime, but really doesn't possess any of the attributes I've come to associate with the style.

Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.28/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at the Southside Beer Expo, United Liquors, Frankfort, IL. A good German Weizen, not quite as full of hefeweizen qualities as others, but well made. Subtle weizen character allows a surprising hop profile to show through. That's right, a hoppy tradition German weizen.

Photo of Mackemsteve
3.28/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours beautifully with a good lacey head that lasts for most of the drink. Lovely golden color and a nice aroma but overly hoppy in flavour for my palate and a little too much on the bitter side too. Still a very decent drink though, but far from being a favourite.

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