1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Mein GrünesSchneider Weisse Tap 4 Mein Grünes

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

753 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 753
Reviews: 514
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 35
Gots: 20 | 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:
Formerly Schneider Georg Schneiders Wiesen Edel-Weisse.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-09-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Mein Grünes Alström Bros
Ratings: 753 | Reviews: 514 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Halcyondays


3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16.9 oz. bottle,

A: Cloudy orange, poor head retention, though, for a hefe, there are lots of floaties and yeasties in the drink, with literal black specs, floating around.

S: Very good, with lots of bananas and cloves, white pepper and black pepper, very yeasty, very estery, with a bit of sweetness to it as well.

T: Typical weizen, with loads of clove and banana esters, though more heavily centered on the banana though, the yeast charcter is definitely there, with just a hint of hops.

M: Smooth, light, spritzy, very refreshing, but just too thin for the style, in my honest opinion.

D: A good hefe, drinkable, just nothing that I'd go out of my way to get.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2007 21:32:56 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of jettjon


4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a 500ml with no apparent date stamp. Into my Sam Adams glass, it’s a hazy orange color with plenty of suspended particulate. One-finger whitish thick cap sticks around for quite awhile. Moderate lacing remains. Nose of cloves and more cloves. Hints of banana atop a background of wheat. Cloves again on the mouth with a good backbone of bready wheat. Crisp, clean finish with lingering clove. Light mouth, with crisp tingly carbonation bringing a point to the cloves. Drinkability is high; this is a thoroughly enjoyable and thirst-quenching brew.

Overall: One of the better hefes I’ve tasted, though a bit pricy to me at 3.79 for the 500ml bomber. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2007 23:00:41 | More by jettjon
Photo of albern


3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a very good German wheat beer. It is bottle fermented so expect plenty of yeasty bits and sediment if you pour the whole bottle into the glass. The beer pours an orangish yellow, with a white quickly dissipating head. The smell is the low point, it has a cloying, sweet, almost bubble gum aroma that is not all that enticing. When the beer is cold right after the pour, the yeast and malts hide a good bit of the fruitiness of this beer. You get some interesting yeasty almost bready characteristics with the sweetness of a wheat beer. As the beer warms you get the fruity concoctions coming through: banana, orange, rind, some citrus, maybe apple flavors. The smell improves as it warms too. The carbonation is light to go along with a rather light bodied beer. There is this underlying yeasty fizz on the tongue that I have come to expect in a good wheat beer, that is all too often missing with others. I give this beer high marks as very representative of the style. L'Chaim.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2007 22:49:31 | More by albern
Photo of Bookseeb


3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance has a haziness of a light golden brown with a crisp head. Aroma is of clove, fruit and light bannana and spice. Taste is pretty much the same as aromo with more emphasis in the spice with a good crisp carbonation having a light to medium mouthfeel. Drinkability is not bad, it has good aspects of a hefe, but not the best I've had thus far.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2007 01:22:10 | More by Bookseeb
Photo of jbsteiny


4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Toronado. Poured into a proper glass with (thankfully) no lemon wedge. Didn't even have to ask. A tall cloud, rather dark and orangey for a hefe, with a thick head atop. Surprisingly thin retention on the glass. A very intense smell -- I love what Dogfood11 said about spiced apple pie -- that seems to wrap up the spicy yeast and the fermented fruit aromas of this beer. At the bar, my friend said it reminded her of over-ripe pear, which I also thought was appropriate. Not a lot of banana, but it's there in a bready fashion.

The flavor is sweet fruit up front, with yeast spiciness emerging and a sour kick on the tail, which is a flavor that I personally love, but I think is out of place with the style. I really like this beer a whole lot and would drink it regularly instead of some of the milder weizens which come my way, but in the end, despite its good carbonation, I think it lacks the crisp citrus finish of a superior hefe. Definitely an interesting brew and worth a try!

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2007 05:24:19 | More by jbsteiny
Photo of KarlHungus


3.48/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a cloudy orange color with reddis hues. The head is small, and recedes quickly into almost no lacing. The aroma is of cloves, banana, and has a hint of bubblegum. The taste is a lot like the aroma. There is a very strong clove flavor with bubblegum and banana in there too. The mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, this is a decent hefe at best. I don't think I will buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2007 01:58:49 | More by KarlHungus
Photo of BeardedSquash


3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Almost clear golden body with a rocky white head. Clearer than I would expect with a hefe. No real lacing, but a few blocks of froth remain.

S: Sweet wiesen smell of clove and banana. White bread and yeast smell in the background as it warms.

T: The sweet odor doesn't follow through, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. The bready taste comes through more than anything. Kind of neutral as far as hops go, which I guess is appropriate since the sweetness is limited to aromatics. Earthy and a little piney.

M: Active. Light and airy with plenty of bubbles dancing across the tongue.

D: A good wheat. Not my first choice for a wiesen. I guess was hoping for more since I am such a huge fan of Aventinus. All in all, a decent beer. I wouldn't kick it out of bed.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2007 02:23:01 | More by BeardedSquash
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2007 22:00:04 | More by shbobdb
Photo of Gmann

New York

3.38/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dirty golden color with a rather disappointing head, no lacing. The smell has a faint aroma of bananas, a bit medicinal. The taste has a light banana, granny apple taste, a nice wheat malt base. Nothing really exciting about the flavor, it is true to the style, just not that pronounced. The feel is sharp for a hefe as it is tightly carbonated, doesn't have the dry finish that some hefes have. An average German hefe, the aromas and flavors are a bit subdued. It's worth the curiosity try but not something that I would seek out. Schneider's regular hefe is much better.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2007 02:51:58 | More by Gmann
Photo of sessycuban


4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- The beer pours a golden, yellow color with a solid two-finger head. The beer is very highly carbonated and leaves no lacing.

S- I'm getting strong aromas of wheat and clove. This is fairly standard given the style.

T- The beer tastes a bit spicy. I'm getting a mix of wheat, yeast and clove. I think this is a refreshingly interesting take on the style.

M- The body is light and the finish is crisp.

D- This is a very good hefeweisse and is fairly easy to find. As is such, this beer is highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2007 02:53:29 | More by sessycuban
Photo of ragekage23


4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a- perfect rich golden haze with a inch and a half head that dissipates to a half inch.

s- very strong yeasty, bready smell with hints of citrus

t/m- covers the palate with a great balance of orange, coriander, and yeast

d- for being organic it is wonderful, as a hefe weizen it is on the upper end of the spectrum, definitely try it.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2007 05:08:06 | More by ragekage23
Photo of CharlesRiver


4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a hazy darkish-yellow with a very small head that doesn't seem to last. Smell is wonderful. Yeast, bread and some slight banana notes coming through. Something grassy or earthy is present as well.

Effervesant and very lively in the mouth. Taste is bigger than you expect. Lacking a bit in the beginning but the middle and end kick it into overdrive. Wheat, malt, banana with some citrus notes. Medium in body but just full of flavor.

Aftertaste easily lasts 10-15 seconds. Just a great beer that I will be enjoying again.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2007 22:39:40 | More by CharlesRiver
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2007 17:21:20 | More by Georgiabeer
Photo of BEERchitect


3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A solid brew, that perhaps gets overlooked. Brewed in true German Hefe fashion, the beer is formal, clean, and pure. But, this brew does have a few deterants that cannot be overlooked. Pours an orange / copper hue that takes on rusty sediments and an earthy look. The carbonation seems high, and never forms the pedegree foam-stand that the wheat should give--leaving the beer quite fizzy to the eye and abrasive to the palate. Flavors are solid with barley malts, wheat malts, yeasty esters, peppery / spicy hops, and a plethera of fresh fruits (banannas, oranges, and lemons to name a few). The carbonation keeps the beer from the soft, velvety texture, but facilitates a clean refreshing character. Finishes a bit muddy and dull hurts drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2007 17:37:01 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of umustdrink


4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml. bottle
Organic Version
Name translates to "Meadow Edelweiß"

A - Dark orange color, completely opaque. Head is bright white and stays nicely at a quarter inch. Lacing is minimal.

S - Smell is faint but sweet, bready, banana, bubblegum yeast.

T - Rich, bready and spicy yeast flavor, with a slightly skunky pilsen-like element. Finish is a spicy wheat malt.

M - Consistency is chewy and the carbonation seemed just right.

D - Overall a very nice Hefe that I will be having again. I'd like to try the non-organic version as its apparently better.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2007 00:33:28 | More by umustdrink
Photo of BretSikkink


3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Really hazy golden orange, very attractive. Last few drops are brownish from the yeast sediment. Not as dramatic a head as some weizen, but the color is superb.

Spicy nose, yeast, light hopping. Good, not overwhelming for a German weiss. The spelling of wiesen is interesting, weisse meaning white weizen meaning wheat. The flavor of this beer includes some coriander/traditional white beer spice, but the bottle indicates adherance to the Purity Law. Herr Schneider's revived recipe is very traditional but wrings a lot of flavor from organic ingedients, and the choice of Cascade hops adds citric springy flavors into the mix.

The mouthfeel is a hair thin, suffered the most in my ranking. The wheat flavor is very pronounced. The phenol banana flavor lingers in the throat and the beer overall does not burst on the tongue like the very best hefeweissbiers. It's an extremely good tasting beer, at 6.2% abv a great session brew, and organic certification is admirable. Most organic beers lack some complexity and flavor, but here is a nice alternative.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2007 18:42:15 | More by BretSikkink
Photo of shadow1961


3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Georg Schneider's Weisen Edel-Weisse pours
out a rocky white head over a cloudy gold brew.
There's quite a bit of suspended particles, and
carbonation is very active. The nose is of malt,
yeast and fruit. The flavor is spicy and crisp, with
hints of citrus and ginger, with a bisquity finish.
Swirling the lees around and dumping them in
the glass for my second pour intensified the
ginger spicyness. Very flavorful and refreshing.
This is one of the better Hefe-Weizen's I've had.
Alcohol by volume 6.2%.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2007 22:03:44 | More by shadow1961
Photo of Shaw


4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a beautiful beer: Very cloudy amber in color with a huge foamy head.

The smell is pure Hefe Weizen with yeasty and spicy aromas.

The taste is good, thanks to the clove and wheat malt flavors. They are all in perfect balance with the hops. Reading that this has Cascade hops I was expecting a bit more hop character, but of course the Germans would never "mess up" their tried and true recipes with overpowering hops!

The body is quite nice and substantial. This is a wonderful beer to drink. It's so very thirst-quenching.

Overall this is an excellent Hefe Weizen and one of the best I've ever had. A must-have for sure.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2007 04:51:44 | More by Shaw
Photo of bruachan

District of Columbia

3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

the head on this was looking good but took off. hazy amberish color

from far the beer's aroma is primarily banana, but up close it takes on a more interesting character. the clove is significant and there's considerable hop aroma, too. the flavor is quite spicy and hoppy, too. bubblegum and minimal banana

it's not a very dynamic brew and is a little seltzerwater-y towards the finish. i can't say i don't like it, however

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2007 04:57:16 | More by bruachan
Photo of norwichboy


4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I tried this thinking it would simply be an organic version of Schneider Weisse, but it is a completely different wheatbeer, and, I think, much better. The let down is the appearance, with virtually no head, and no head retention, plus a very dull murky appearance. However, it has great intensity of aroma and flavour, particularly banana and toffee, with clove on the finish - more in the classic hefeweizen mould than Schneider Weisse. The level of carbonation is just right, nice and effervescent without overdoing it, and the mouthfeel pleasantly creamy. Overall I thouroughly enjoyed this and will look out for it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2007 07:45:47 | More by norwichboy
Photo of russpowell


3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy straw color with 4 fingers of dense white head. A little hint of lacing & no head retention

S: Yeasy phenolic scent & a little bubble gum, & fruiityness as it warms

T: Peppry sice, coriander, lemon & fruittyness up front. Phenolic yeast taste fills in the edges, along with some white bread taste. Tart wheat flavors follow. Finishes fruitty & quenching

MF: Medium bodied & low carbonation

Once you get back past some phenolics this is very drinkable. A pretty nice hefe

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2007 04:10:29 | More by russpowell
Photo of 86sportster883

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The nose on this beer has a sweet malt smell combined with citrus and banana esters. The first half of this 500 ml beer came out crystal clear, while the second pouring picked up some of the yeast sediment (at the bottom of the bottle) which made it hazy, but didn't really seem to have much of an impact on the taste. The color is that of yellow gold and the head dissapated to nothing almost as quickly as a glass of pop. This organic German wheat starts out highly carbonated, but that too, seems to quickly fall off. The body is light to medium-light and the taste is well balanced between citrus and banana flavors. The finish is crisp and clean when chilled, but takes on a mild tartness as it warms. Overall a very drinkable beer that would be a good choice when in the mood for a Weizen.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2006 23:06:30 | More by 86sportster883
Photo of akorsak


3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 500 mL bottle.

A: The weizen is a dark straw yellow color with a distinct haziness. The head was large on pour but soon reduces to a white ring and a bit of lacing.

S: The ale has bubblegum sweet aroma that supports a dry wheaty aroma.

T: The taste is classic hefe weizen taste, light wheat flavors that serve as a foundation for a wide array of yeast tastes. The esters have clove and banana flavors and are held together by a bubblegum sweetness. That sweetness is intense at times but never cloying.

M: The motuhfeel is a well-balanced wheat and ester combo. The kind of beer that you can drink all day long.

D: Very drinkable, I find a nice authentic German hefe weizen to be one of the world's best beers.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2006 18:36:54 | More by akorsak
Photo of cjgator3


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

Pours a golden amber color with a lot of quickly quickly ascending bubbles to form a fizzy white head. The typical citrus/banana smells in really good hefeweizens dominate the nose with some cloves and spice as well. Mouthfeel is light and crisp from the high amount of carbonation. Taste consists of wheat with a bit of lemony citrus and a touch of hops that finishes dry and moderately sweet. Overall, this is simply another world class hefeweizen to come out of Germany. This is a really tasty and extremely drinkable hefe.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2006 23:59:12 | More by cjgator3
Photo of hopsaplenty


2.28/5  rDev -44.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2006 16:11:47 | More by hopsaplenty
Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Mein Grünes from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
91 out of 100 based on 753 ratings.