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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

780 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 780
Reviews: 518
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 41
Gots: 25 | 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 MrMcGibblets
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this poured a cloudy old gold, not as bright as most german beers of this style. creamy white head with some fine, dark particulates. powerful aromas of bananas and cloves and doughy, honeyed sweet malts. taste is a bit of sweetness upfront balanced by a lemony, tart finish. frothy and medium-bodied.

MrMcGibblets, Feb 11, 2008
Photo of HopHead84
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice two finger head which degenerates into a small lingering head. Very little lacing on the glass. The beer is a pleasing vibrant orange. I poured the sediment from this unfiltered beauty into the glass so it's very cloudy.

S: Cloves, bananas, cloves, and lots of coriander (possibly other spices).

T: Very small amount of bitterness. Sweet, spicy, and tart. Tastes like lemon, bubblegum, with some banana in the mix.

M: Smooth. Medium bodied with lots of carbonation.

D: At 6.2% the abv is on the high end for a hefeweizen, but the higher alcohol content is unnoticeable in this beer. I'm a big fan of bavarian hefeweizens and drank a plethora of different ones traveling through Germany. This is one of the better ones that I have tasted and I will buy it again, and again, and again. Very drinkable and I'd probably session it.

HopHead84, Feb 03, 2008
Photo of dsa7783
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This sample was perhaps the ultimate Hefeweizen... can't get a much better representation of the style than this one... all around, in terms of aroma, flavor, mouthfeel, and drinkability, this was top-notch, world-class stuff... Copped a 500 ML bottle for about $2.75 from Bottle King in Parsippany... had Schneider's original Hefeweizen, but this was certainly a superior depiction... green logo stickers states "USDA Organic"... a hazy, cloudy color with minimal frothy head leads to a wonderful aroma of fresh florals, citrus, lemon, and coriander... taste was very similar to the aroma, with strong fresh grapefruit, pears, and lemon flavors... very creamy, rich, and thick taste with a nice 6.2% ABV for a Hefe which made this a step-above most other renditions of the style... sediment is noticeable at the bottom of the bottle, and a superb mouthfeel coupled with an equally terrific taste makes this one of the better German beers out there on the market... One of the best in its class... Definitely recommended...

dsa7783, Feb 01, 2008
Photo of satowns
3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Freshness dated of 07.219 1-2. So it was bottled the 219th day of 2007; sometime in July. Pours with the effervescence of a soda, the bubbles popping sound like rice crispies in milk! The beer pours cloudy (on purpose, because I roused the yeast at the bottom) and is an orange-tinged hue of yellow. The head recedes fairly quickly but does not disappear. No lacing on the glass. Extremely high level of carbonation appropriate for the style. So many bubbles it almost looks fake...

Lots of clove and spicy black pepper in the aroma. Slight hint of vanilla and pancake batter. Hops are not present in the nose.

Nice earthy beginning, also the expected bubble gum. Clove again shows up as well as a slight tart lemon complement. Big ripe banana in the finish.

Not the beer I would normally buy in the dead of winter, but its nice to mix it up a bit. I would like to see a bit more spice in this beer, more earthy phenols and I would expect better head retention. Being an organic homebrewer, I also like the fact that this is certified organic (although most anything grown in Europe is pretty close to organic).

Music enjoyed whilst sampling: Punk Rock Girl by the Dead Milkmen

satowns, Jan 31, 2008
Photo of Patrick999
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured the 500ml bottle into an eye-candy weizen glass. Comes out cloudy with a big head that recedes somewhat rapidly.

S - Good lord, it really does smell a bit like pink bubblegum! Also some banana, grass and bitter citrus from the Hallertau hops.

T - Whoa, it tastes like pink bubblegum too, albeit pink bubblegum absolutely loaded with cloves and more than a touch of banana. Hops aren't dominant but just contribute to the serious complexity going on here.

F - Not as sharply carbonated as some hefe's, the big clove presence still helps this explode in the mouth.

D - A lot of big flavor here, you might not necessarily want to pound this. Excellent full-flavored hefe, and organic to boot. I think this is my favorite hefe. Pretty easy to find around here, too.

Patrick999, Jan 28, 2008
Photo of stimy
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I drank this at an "Art of Refermentation" beer tasting hosted by Garrett Oliver at the National Geographic.

These are my tasting notes:

This beer smelled like gumballs? A very different ginger/clove spicy flavor. I've never tasted a beer like this before... very interesting and different, but I'm not sure I could drink more than one in a row.

stimy, Jan 24, 2008
Photo of Stoneman78
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a cloudy light yellow hue, lively white head full of popping bubbles dissipates down to nothing, minimal lacing
S- Bananas, bubblegum, and cloves, grass and yeast
T- Initial taste is carbonated citrus, banana, bubblegum, and wheat, hints of floral hops, honey, spices, finishes dry and sweet
M- Light/medium-bodied, thin and light texture, super carbonation
D- I was very impressed with this Hefe, great overall flavor and balance, the sweetness provides a nice backbone without being too cloying, the alcohol is well-masked and this is very drinkable!

Stoneman78, Jan 13, 2008
Photo of jeffmonarch
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle in a weizen glass.

A - Beautiful cloudy golden yellow color with a thin white head that disappears quickly. The head goes away but the beer keeps on breathing and pumping bubbles up from the bottom.

S - Sweet, wheat and citrus smells. Really nice.

T - Great flavor. Sweet and citrusy like the smell. Wheat and lemon flavors.

M - Light to medium bodied with good carbonation.

D - Good beer. Easy to drink.

jeffmonarch, Jan 11, 2008
Photo of wedge
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Burnt orange hue clouded with suspended bits of yeast sediment and whatnot. Decent white head readily sticks to the glass here and there. Banana and bubblegum perfume aroma with hints of lemon and grapefruit. This is a very hearty hefeweizen. The taste is what you would expect after smelling it only with wheat malt in the center, bread crust, and a quick blast of clove. A somewhat hoppy finish battles with the sweetness. Solid body...more textured than usual and not as effervescent as most "traditional" hefes.

I like when a brewery puts a twist on a particular style. Everybody knows Schneider can make a good hefeweizen, this particular version is based on an old Oktoberfest beer back when they had a brewery in Munich before World War II. It was made to be heavier than usual for the cool temperatures. Interesting story...anyways, its a little unconventional, but who cares? It's tasty.

wedge, Jan 06, 2008
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.

tastybeer, Jan 06, 2008
Photo of stephens101
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just finishing up the ice storm adventure of 2007, so I thought I would change things up and get a little summer-time beer in me to help change the mood. Pours a light orange, a bit murky, but not as much as expected. Nice big white head that fades pretty quickly. Smells of orange peel, some malts and wheat. Tastes of pears, a slight bit of hay and some sugar cane with a spicy aftertaste mixed in with a little bit of alcohol heat. Taste is somewhat complex for a hefe, but keeps the typical drinkability which results in one beautiful beer. This was just what I needed to help me conquer the winter time blues.

stephens101, Dec 13, 2007
Photo of Lukie
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark gold orange, with a strong white head that bubbles away into a nice 2cm rim at top.

Lots of citrus in the aroma, with some cloves and banana. It seems to be about the citrus aspects, with lemon and hints of orange, bitter orange.

Taste is highly carbonated, with lots of lemon and bitter orange citrus. Hints of spice character in the back which help the aftertaste quite well. Beautiful beer all around, and to think it is totally organic is wonderful.

Amazingly refreshing Hefe, and the citrus notes give a slight tingle on the tongue with the hops. It is light, and quenches a thirst on a hot summers not incredibly well.

Lukie, Dec 09, 2007
Photo of ralree
1.58/5  rDev -61.4%
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.

ralree, Dec 04, 2007
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...)

altgeeky1, Dec 03, 2007
Photo of joepais
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz certified organic bottled poured, coppery yellow with a big white pillowy head, tons of carbination, Aromas of wonderful belgium yeast bananas, some nice bread dough.
Clean pallot bubbles roll of the tounge, flavors of light wheat, lightly sweet, not much hops, this is a great hefeweizen, I wish i would of found it closer to summer it would of been my go to beer.

joepais, Dec 02, 2007
Photo of objectivemonkey
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a verging-on-pale gold until the yeast spills in, then takes a copper tone, the head is whopping and bubbly, then foamy, then recedes to a thin foam. Not bad. The aroma has clove, banana, citrusy, an earthy hop, some bubblegum, quite nice, but not floored.

The taste is classic hefe, with a twist. The marriage of a hefe with cascade hops seemed something I'd see only with the Brooklyn/Schneider hoppy hefe, but here it is again, banana, clove, bubblegum, and also a ripe, citrusy hop profile, not too powerful, just enough to perk major interest. And, it tastes good too. The mouth is a bit weird, copious amounts of carbonation to begin with, then takes a dive within minutes, leaving the medium body feeling even lighter. A finishing fine carbonation saves the day though as a spicy wheat finally decides to show up. In all, not too bad, rather interesting for sure.

objectivemonkey, Nov 29, 2007
Photo of brendan13
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Even with a slow, careful pour this comes up with a huge 2 inch fluffy white head. The brew is a very hazy dark golden colour.
S - Citrus & banana fruit notes with some light spice notes.
T - All of the smell but obviously with a strong wheat malt presence.
M - Quite full bodied for a hefe with a medium carbonation.
D - A damn good hefe. Will be buying again for sure.

brendan13, Nov 23, 2007
Photo of rec
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A dirty copper brown body with explosive head is noted during pour. There's little lacing, but retention is relatively fine.

The smell is delicious, with heavy citrus and wheat coming through strong. Sweet, yeasty spice adds to the appetising aroma.

Bananna and clove are most recognisable amongst the assortment of spice and light fruit, with notable yeast and hops too.

The carbonation is moderate to high, and suits this sweet, light-tasting beer beautifully.

It was an all-round delight. One that can be had all night, while savouring every mouthfull.

rec, Nov 11, 2007
Photo of mikesgroove
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was the last of my Weiss beers in the fridge and I had been saving it for a good night, I chose tonight as it looked like the last warm night in a while. Poured a nice and very hazy Golden yellow with a good amount of sediment floating around. A very nice large white head of foamy lace took shape on top and had very nice retention, hanging around for a good five minutes before settling down to a more respectable level and leaving behind copious side lace. Smell was very nice, lots of yeast and wheat were evident as well as a nice little bit of bittering hops. A small touch of some light, tart fruit was hinting around in there as well. The taste was classic, very nice light body with a very smooth texture. Great yeast and grass like flavor on top of a light bread back. Some light fruit notes also jumping around and accentuating it very nicely. Overall this was a great classic German brew. Very drinkable and full of flavor, and Organic too! Can’t really ask for much more in the style, this was very nice all around.

mikesgroove, Nov 07, 2007
Photo of armock
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured the bottle into my glass its head was pretty thick but went down pretty quickly without lacing to just cover the surface. Very nice almost orange color. The taste was also very good it has a spice to it. It has a good mouthfeel lots of carbonation. I like this style alot so I would have to say this is a very drinkable beer.

armock, Oct 03, 2007
Photo of oelergud
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Almost opaque orange body. Large white head that falls quickly and leaves no lace.
Wheat, fruit and round malts in the nose. Peach, pear and just abit of hops.
The taste is sweet fruit and a little yeast, very refreshing and hydrating. Mild aftertaste of hoppy fruit and yeast, very pleasant.
Medium to full body, some coating and a dry finish.
Excellent drinkability, fresh sweet and hydrating.

-Oelergud

oelergud, Sep 29, 2007
Photo of goindownsouth
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 ounce bottle... Freshness date clearly marked on the back. I was thrilled to find this one at one of my local Bier stores.

Great appearance. Hazy ad golden with a thick, pillowy head after an aggresive pour. Aromas rich in hops, bubblegum like essences, banana and cloves. The unusual choice of hops comes through on the palate as well, but it is a pleasant thing, to say the least. Smooth on the fantastic flavors citrus flavors, banana and clove balance well with the hop goodness. The wheat plays along well with the other components, to be sure. Unique in nature and very impressive, to say the least. I was a bit concerned, being an organic brew, but Schneider Weisse comes through again. Fantastic. The perfect Bier for celebrating another Bayern Muenchen victory!

Prosit!

goindownsouth, Sep 29, 2007
Photo of jvdineen
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a weizen glass with a sizable head. More on the orange side than a Weihenstephaner. Quite murky with a almost apple cider (american apple cider) look. Clovey muted citrus taste up first with a tang on the tongue afterward. Quite appropriate for the day (late September with warm temperatures which adds to it's drinkability.

jvdineen, Sep 26, 2007
Photo of Drew966
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Organic Wiesen Edel-Weisse pours a cloudy, pale orange with a thick white head from a brown 500 ml bottle. The aroma is bubblegum and banana with a hint of cloves. The taste is similar, bubblegum and banana hit me immediately, followed by cloves toward the end. Quite a pleasant hefe. Definitely worth a try.

Drew966, Aug 31, 2007
Photo of dacrza1
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle in the official Edel-Weisse glass....beautiful two-inch head on a healthy golden-orange hued body....corriander and citrus accents with a heavy clove aroma--apparent from opening of bottle to after-pour, quite reminiscent of the Original...soft and flavorful palate but strikingly absent on the tongue...smooth, with the slightest release of alcohol when chewed....definitely a refreshing presence...a bigger body than the Original, but not enough to discourage....no aftertaste--a plus, or a detraction?....makes a case of this--whatever the cost---quite desirable...a perfect compliment to the thunder/lightning storm I'm experiencing on my deck...

dacrza1, Aug 28, 2007
Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Mein Grünes from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
91 out of 100 based on 780 ratings.