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

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Ratings: 811
Reviews: 519
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 43
Gots: 32 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-09-2001

Formerly Schneider Georg Schneiders Wiesen Edel-Weisse.
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Photo of Gusler
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As the beer withdraws from the captivity of the bottle it pours after decanting a nice chill hazed deep amber color with the head majestic as it sits atop the body, the texture creamy and the color a brilliant white, as it ever so slowly dissolves, the lace forms a silky curtain to seal off the glass. Nose is earthy, with lots of sweet malt, citrus crisp and clean to the senses; start is sweet and has a nice grain profile, the top middling in feel. Finish is forbearing in its acidity, the hops good-hearted in their spiciness, quite dry and somewhat sweet aftertaste, and a great beer that will be ever so welcome here in the desert when it hits the 110’s just a few months from now.

Photo of rfgetz
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy golden color with a big poof of prickly white head, diminishing quick and leaving abunch of sticky lacing. Smell is of biscuits, hay, banana, orange, lemon, apricot, flowers, spicing (clove and pepper)... very complex. Taste is very upfront with the floral and spice notes, developing into a blend of the grain and citrus and mellowing out into a nice biscuity flavor. Faint hints of earth at the end. Medium bodied with full carbonation, slightly drying. An excellent Hefe, one of the best ive experienced.

Photo of kyleec
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured light amber with a finger of head that vanished soon after. Bubbles race to the top for a long time.

S - Delicious. Pear, clove, and alcohol.

T/M/D - Good amount of carbonation and spiciness. Alcohol is apparent but blends well into the flavor. I still get pear as the dominant fruity flavor. Finishes very light. Not too sweet, and certainly not bitter. This is an above average hefe. Easily one of the best German Hefeweizens I've ever tasted in my limited experience, if not the best. I could drink this beer all day.

Photo of sommersb
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted On: 10-01-2011
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 500ml brown bottle
Glassware: Aventinus weizen glass
Purchased: Single from Midtown, Nashville

The label has a story of how this beer was brewed to commemorate the participation of Georg Schneider in the annual Munich Oktoberfest, before their brewery in Munich was destroyed.

A: Color is dark gold or orange, with a hazy clarity. A good amount of bubbles are seen. The head is 3 fingers high, with a fair amount of lacing and retention.

S: Crisp and traditional hefeweizen aromas of bananas and wheat malts, with some sweetness and floral hop notes. Also has some grape and wine like aromas.

T: Clove and bananas from the yeast, with a nice citrus character of lemon and oranges. As in the aroma, there's a bit of a wine-like grape taste, along with some peppery spices.

M: Mouthfeel is creamy on a light to medium body. The finish is semi-sweet and fruity.

O: Its not a Märzen lager as in the Oktoberfest tradition, but I enjoyed this hefeweizen on a crisp cool night. Overall very good and recommended if you're a fan of wheat ales.

Photo of BeerNutta
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Edel Weisse.

A = Poured a pale orange with a thin foam head that quickly dissapated.

S = Smelt fresh and fruity. There was a strong banana characteristic present in the smell. Very enticing.

T = Initial fresh fruity taste. Banana like with a hint of sultanas. Then a slightly sweet malt flavour seeps through and finishes off with a light yeast like finish.

M = Moderately carbonated so its very refreshing.

D = Very good. Definitely a session beer for me.

Photo of clvand0
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a cloudy orange color with a medium head that takes a little while to die off and leaves a tiny bit of lacing on the glass. The aroma is very fruity and has a certain spiciness. Very odd aroma, but I like it. The flavor is very spicy with a nice fruity (apple, maybe banana) character. Nice amount of wheat malt as well. Full bodied for a wheat beer. Very drinkable. Although it is extremely odd, I really enjoyed this beer.

Photo of Brian700
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a hazy golden color with a billowy fluffy white head that fizzled down slowly to a thin layer. It looks similar to champaigne once settled.

The aroma is very fruity/estery. I get apples and pears.

The flavor is sweet and delicate. There are apples and pears with a little bit of clove flavor.

The mouthfeel is very effervessent with a medium body.

This is a very drinkable beer. I loved it.

Photo of kwjd
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy orange with huge, thick white head. Smells of spicy cloves, banana and some bubblegum. The taste has the same elements, with some added mild hop bitterness. Great carbonation adds to this beer.

This just came to the LCBO in the spring release and I'm going to buy a bunch of them. It is absolutely delicious.

Photo of BeerNemesis
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy honey-amber with a 2" head the slowly reduces to a white film. Bubbles of carbonation languidly propel themselves upward.

Fruity alcoholic esters and spicy clove. Sweet wheat malts and a slight note of citrus.

Spicy cloves and nutmeg transitions into citrusy (lemon and lime) notes. A sweet wheat backing is kept in check by moderate carbonation. The predominant malt however has the vague taste of sourdough mixed a mellow yeast nuttiness. The flavors are somewhat off kilter, but in an exciting rather than disappointing way. The taste has a raw visceral quality to it and the alcohol makes itself known. The beer has a sort of elegance and viciousness that makes for a nice combination.

Creamy and medium-bodied (which feels a bit thick for a Hefe). The carbonation is perfect.

The entire flavor experience is compressed in a quick and colorful moment as the glass touches my lips and the murky golden liquid slips down my gullet. The aftertaste is sourdough and cloves and a bit of alcohol warming. Drinkable and extremely pleasing.

Photo of Bierman9
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Schneider Wiesen Edel-Weisse has a bright, clear golden color, until the yeasties are added in...then it has a dull, tawny bronze color. It has a creamy, white, tight head, which sticks around a bit....lacing is ok, at best. Pleasant spicy/banana nose...ahhh...not much clove, though. Starts with a bready/crackery maltiness, with some spicy flavor, a bit of clove, banana...yeastiness...mmm... Medium body and smoothness...with the typical Hefeweizen carbonation-induced prickliness. Verrry drinkable bier. Prosit!!

overall: 4.25
appearance: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4.5


Photo of Bitterbill
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear* medium gold with a fairly large head that subsided a bit after a few minutes. *Until I poured in the sediment, then it was a nice, cloudy, bottle fermented organic hefe as advertised.

The smell was of cloves and some fruit, mainly bananas, but it also had sour notes.

The taste consists of some clove, wheat(duh), and more of the sour that I mentioned. The bottle has some numbers on it, which I assume are some code for the date: 04-231 1-2
0627 2723

Overall, even if this ends up being an old sample, I like it and I will drink it again.

Edit: I've had a few samples since my initial review and I have to say, the more I've tried, the better I like it. The clove and banana notes just hit my palate just *so* right, it's scary.

Photo of AlexJ
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazed apricot pour with a dense, rocky-topped head of beige colored merangue that has great stick and lace.

Aroma is rich and wheaty, with notes of banana, subtle spice, bready yeast, and just a hint of nutty hops.

Flavor is a delicious mix of crisp wheat, mushy banana, clove spice, and lightly tart citrus notes.

Body is medium, slick and creamy. Great drinkability and really a nice example of the style.

Photo of tlinner
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from Beers of the World, Rochester NY. Everything a Hefe should be, and then some. Great spiciness, not too bitter or malty. Wonderful mouthfeel. Nice head retention. Cloves and Cinnamon. A great beer to relax with. Plus, it's organic, and how many brews can boast that claim?

Photo of Kartoffeln
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque golden orange-brown with visible carbonation and a fine, dense white head - nice and big with excellent retention, as expected from a Weizen. It slowly diminishes to a thick cap of foam, and leaves some lacing.

S: Fruity esters off the bat provide banana, clove, and bubblegum (the classic pink stuff) with bready wheat malts, yeast, and a whiff of citrus and noble hops - Cascade and Hallertauer, as indicated on the bottle. It may sound a bit odd in a Weizen, but the hops are understated and complementary.

T: Bready wheat malts are more prominent on the tongue compared to the nose, mingling evenly with clove spiciness and undertones of candied fruits. The hops become perceptible in the finish, but again, they're understated and their citric character blends very well with the spiciness; notes of yeast, ethanol, and nuts also come through towards the finish.

M: Medium bodied with loads of tart yet smooth carbonation, balanced between filling and easy-drinking. The finish is fairly clean and offsets the rich, spicy flavour well.

D: A damn good Hefeweizen well worth trying. It's hard to get down more than one in a sitting given the carbonation and ABV, but you don't need to - it's a complex and delicious brew that takes time to explore.

Photo of tastybeer
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thick hazy copper, brown-orange appearance with a whole lot of suspended yeasty bits. Head is white, tight, and fairly small. Aroma is candied apples and oranges, bubblegummy, with plenty of bananas, piles of cloves, and bit of lemon pepper on the edge. Very fun to smell. Taste is a nice match. Mouthwatering, candy-like, not cloying, refreshing, and dense with flavors like in the aroma. Extra fine, tingly carbonation and light even bitterness. There is a nice balance between the candied, bready sweetness, spiciness, and citric acidity. Body is light + soft in texture and medium in density. Easy + pleasurable to consume.

I'll have this again.

Photo of DESTRO
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours out a like a usual hefe but is a bit muddy. nice thick head, leaves some nice lacing as it dies down. smells spicy, lots of yeast. taste is awesome. spicier than most, intense. breadlike malt. not huge on the banana/fruity character and really focuses on clove/spice/pepper trait. not overly carbonated like some, it is smooth and mellow, easy to drink. very good beer, i love it.

Photo of shbobdb
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Recommended by BA Sephiroth. Good call, this beer is a pleasant middle-ground between Dunkel-weizens and lighter hefe-weizens. It is just what the name promises -- a distinct, maerzen-esque take on the hefe-weizen style.

Pleasant, bready, sweet malts mixed with light wheat and some banana esters serving to balance it all out.

Bready, nutty, wheaty banana-nut bread. Very good stuff.

Good call.

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

.5L bottle consumed in a .5L Ayinger glass.

First, I would like to give props to the bartender at Tizley's Euro Pub in downtown Poulsbo, WA for the way he poured this beer. He opened the bottle, put the glass on top of the bottle, flipped both of them over and incrementally raised the bottle to keep up with the level of the beer falling into the glass. When the bottle was about 3/4 empty he cut it off and swirled the remaining beer around to unloose the yeast sediment. Then he poured the remaining beer into the glass.

Second, I rarely comment on the looks of the bottle or the artwork of the label, but in this case I did like all the green on the label and the fact that it is certified organic. I don't care if it is organic or not, I just thought it was an interesting bit of information. Anywho, on to the reviewing...

Appearance: golden hazy(see yeast portion above) orange with a very substantial and sturdy head

Smell: citrus, orange, banana, sweet tropical fruit, clove and spicy

Taste/Mouthfeel: surprisingly calm for what was going on in the nose, sweet banana and clove are dominant on the palate with some malt in the finish

Overall, I was impressed with this beer. It gets solid marks accordingly.

Photo of ThatWineGuy
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a generous foamy beige head, a honey apricot colour that's hazy and murky. Well carbonated and it holds up, there's a nice display of bubbles to marvel at. Certainly a nice looking beer. The nose is peach and apricot, cloves and banana with air, very forward, almost perfumy. There's a very forward citrus hops taste and feel, nice bitterness, almost too much of a yeasty backdrop. Mouthfeel is effervescent and refreshing, a bit of spicy snappiness to it, malt doesn't seem to weigh in much at all; citrus bite nicely cleanses the palate with a sharp, crisp finish, light body makes it very drinkable. Recommended.

Photo of kbub6f
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A tall, almost white, dense, clumpy, foamy head collapses quickly and noisily: big popping bubbles. All that's left is a thin soapy film with no lacing. The beer is golden-orange, carbonated, quite clear. Cloudy yeast pour. The smell is fruity, sweet, buttery, spicy, dusty. The front is spicy and fruity with some candy. A medium-bodied middle shows creamy butter with a hint of vanilla. Butter, pepper, corn and some bitter floral notes in the finish. Aftertaste is sourish when cold, and makes me think of cinnamon, too. This is an awesome beer. Buttery, spicy. Could use more bananas.

Photo of OF001
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL btl poured at 3C, tasted at 8C

Deep cloudy and rich orange pour with a thick dense head the settles to 2 fat finger and is maintained by healthy and constant carbonation.

Smells of musty hops, spicy mulled and funky citrus and tropical fruits. hints of coriander, clove. Some activated lemon and wheat-bready yeast fermenting alcohol.
At first the funk is overwhelming and off putting, but after warming up a little it softens and blends with oily citrus fruits.

Sharp citrus based acidity. Sticky spicy sweetness plays well against a lively carbonation. Sweet mandarin and tangerine with hints of wood and crisp lemon tartness balances this summery beer completely. Semi-sour notes counters an otherwise overriding funk that would likewise be unbalanced and overbearing.

Mildly juicy, sticky sugars with only hints of the residual. Crisp but not tight acidity and lightly wooded dry hop finish elevates the clingy funk and citrus along along with fine carbonation.

Well balanced and wheaty as a stack of wheat cakes. Citrus in all the right ways and proportions. The complexities are astonishing and frankly a little much for me at the moment( mainly of the dough-yeast-wheat depths of ridiculousness). As it warms the funk is just right and less dominant than when first poured; the alcohol warming effect is also increased in just the right amount.
Pour, drink, be merry, repeat.

Photo of killcore
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of jbonapar
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a bottle from a nice SAQ in Quebec.

Poured a honey tone with a nice head, not too foamy but comfortably dense.

Smell - almost tropical fruit-like with a slight sourness to it. A touch of vanilla.

Taste - Cream Soda with a bitterness from hops, i think i sense more hops than others have. But yes, Pepper. White Pepper and cloves hidden in the back. Not overpowering at all, perfectly balanced. A nice German version of an Ale with a hint of Lager, hard to define.

A fantastic beer, i think what makes this beer so enjoyable is that it is a complex yet drinkable beer. You could easily "enjoy" 8 of these out with the friends watching a Hockey Game.

Photo of Brent
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Carefully poured about half the beer, and it decanted fairly clear for a hefe. Sampled out of curiosity and then finished the pour, decanting the yeast sediment. The yeast softened the beer and added a layer of flavor compelexity. Musclular fruity clove yeast flavors, with some doughy aspects. Flavor was a little pushy and raw, with some prickly black peppercorn notes. A hefe that makes on apologies and gets right on with the program - tasty.

Photo of ReelBigwigFish
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into weizen glass

A: Very cloudy with color ranging from deep gold to pale straw around edges of glass. Thick fluffy white head.

S: Pronounced banana and grainy malt aroma. Grassy European hops, lemon peel, clove, coriander.

T: Raw wheat malt, clove, pepper, and other spices are more noticeable in the taste. Mild grassy hop, some funky yeast, and a bit of banana; not nearly as strong as in the nose however. The alcohol is slightly warming, not very intense, but definitely more so than most weiss-beers.

M: Prickly carbonation that gives way to a full creamy mouthfeel. Delicate and refreshing finish.

O: Delicious and bold hefeweizen. This had more hop than any other German Hefeweizen I've tried thus far. Looking forward to my second bottle that was brought to me from afar.

Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Mein Grünes from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
91 out of 100 based on 811 ratings.