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

Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Mein GrünesSchneider Weisse Tap 4 Mein Grünes

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722 Ratings

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Ratings: 722
Reviews: 508
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.27%

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)
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Photo of donkeyrunner


4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@ Double Windsor, Brooklyn NY

Cloudy honey color with a messy white head. I was sloshing quite a bit so I know this beer rouses well. Smells like clove and potpourri. A bit nutty. Taste is heavy on clove, light on 'nana. Again the malt has a nutty toffee lean and there's a sweet, floral finish.

I'm more of a banana man myself but if you're a clove kinda guy or gal I could see where this would paddle your canoe.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2013 20:41:22 | More by donkeyrunner
Photo of mdfb79

New York

4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From 11/05/13 notes. Had this at Radegast in Brooklyn, served in a 0.5L weiss glass.

a - Pours a somewhat clear golden-yellow color with two fingers of fluffy slightly off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks pretty nice.

s - Smells of bananas, cloves, light citrus hops, fruit, honey, spices, pepper, yeast, bready malts, grains, and dough. Very nice nose with some good banana and citrus up front.

t - Tastes of dough, biscuit malts, bready malts, light bananas, cloves, spice, pepper, yeast, earthy notes, wheat, and grains. Little more malt and less fruit here, good though.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Body is super smooth and creamy and it is very easy to drink. You could definitely have a few of these.

o - Overall a very good beer; one of the better German hefeweizens in the US that you can find pretty easily. Nice bananas up front and super easy to drink, would recommend and would have again for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2013 21:46:42 | More by mdfb79
Photo of Everydayoff


4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap served in a Schneider glass at She Bar, Bangkok.

It shines by a brass color with thick foamy head that endures very well. The head just collapses a little bit and retains until the last sip along with some lacing on a glass side. The smell is so aromatic and inviting comprising of banana, clove, citrus and a note of floral while the taste is so tasty leading by fruity estery note (banana and citrus) with some spice from clove and graceful bitterness from hop. There is some good crisp to entertain a palate within its rather full body and smooth mouth feel, dry in a finish.

Tap 4 on tap is truly refreshing and truly good and now I begin to want more and more.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2012 14:27:10 | More by Everydayoff
Photo of tronester


4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A murky yellow/white in color with a big white head. Smells quite strongly of banana and clove. Taste is a wonderfully spicy, clovey, bread flavor, with a zesty yeast finish. Mouthfeel is rich, high carbonation. Overall an excellent hefeweizen, I plan on getting this again and again.

Serving type: on-tap

12-24-2011 01:51:13 | More by tronester
Photo of bump8628


4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A slightly beefed up German Hefeweizen, and it's organic too! This was my first selection at the 2011 Choctaw Oktoberfest, and it was a great apertif to the smoked German wieners I would be eating later in the evening.

Wheat forms a solid malt base for the mostly clove-like yeast-derived flavors. Banana, smoke, and vanilla fall to the background and a surprisingly firm spicy hoppiness almost manages to overcome the heavy wheat and yeastiness.

Perfectly hazy and gold with an orange tinge and the soft, fluffy head associated with high percentages of wheat.

Perhaps one of the more overlooked beers in the style. I should drink this more often.

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2011 01:25:25 | More by bump8628
Photo of AgentZero


4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden colored beer with a nice white head that left good stick and lace on the sides.

S - Nice bananas, clove, orange zest, bubblegum, little bit of yeast, and some hops.

T - Nice grain with the anana and clove taste. There's some spice, slight hops, and yeast. This is actually a very solid tasting brew.

M - Medium bodied, smooth carbonation.

O - Pretty nice beer, particularly for the style. Easy to get down, and has nice flavor for something that is so sessionable.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2011 18:34:01 | More by AgentZero
Photo of largadeer


3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Gourmet Haus Staudt. Cloudy blond body topped by a frothy white head. Sweet, bready aroma. Banana and apple, mild spiciness. Complex palate, but sweet for the style. Banana bread, green apple, white pepper and clove wrapped in malty sweetness. Good, but a little cloying; it starts and finishes sweet. Schneider has better beers.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2010 00:42:30 | More by largadeer
Photo of Tone


3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, orange/gold color. 3/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of clove, banana, yeast, sweet malt, and hint of hops. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with a slightly high carbonation level. Tastes of banana, clove, sweet malt, slight yeast, and hint of hops. Overall, the carbonation hurts the drinkability, but otherwise a good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2010 19:20:20 | More by Tone
Photo of rfgetz

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2010 15:09:40 | More by rfgetz
Photo of DerBayer


4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A very impressive beer with strong grapefuit and citrus notes. Floral hops and fruity esters dominate and the beer is not on the bready side.

The colour is a beautiful orange and the ABV is hardly noticeable in this beer. Could very esily have several of this one.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2010 10:58:35 | More by DerBayer
Photo of baos


4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml into tall glass. ORGANIC on the label

A: Hazy amber-orange with a tightly bubbled three fingered head. Lacing slides down pretty quick, but a nice look on this one.

S: Spicy wheatiness. Nice clove and pink bubble gum aromas. I love good wheat malt.

T: Cloves and pink bubblegum yumminess. This beer is one the quintessential Weisse biers for me. Yum.

M: Medium to light almost creaminess. Good for this brew.

D: I had 4 bottles at the Republican "end health care" soirée. I think I stole at least $4000 by pickpocketing.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2010 00:30:37 | More by baos
Photo of psujmatt


4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden, cloudy, almost shimmering. Little or no head.

S: Clove, spices, yeast. Almost a tinge of Belgian yeast aroma, but not as earthy. Very fresh and clean, with a tough of something sharp in there, perhaps a grapefruit.

T: Very spicy but light. Little or no evident hops, but very balanced. The spiciness lingers on the tongue, entertaining the taste buds. In addition to the spices, I detect some light fruitiness...maybe plums and bananas, or something tropical. Not quite guava but something that reminds me of Hawaii.

M: Nothing extraordinary here in terms of texture, but solid performance. Love the way the flavor lingered and evolved though after swallowing.

D: I could drink this all day everyday.

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2009 05:00:31 | More by psujmatt
Photo of ChainGangGuy


3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11 ounce goblet - $5.75 at Taco Mac in Buford, Georgia.

Appearance: Arrived a lightly hazed, golden body with a half inch of dense, lasting, white foam.

Smell: Floral, earthy, pithy notes well ahead of the more subtle sniffs of malted wheat, clove, and banana.

Taste: Initial taste of light pale malts and wheat malt with its characteristic tanginess. Lightly sweet. Limited hints of banana and clove spice. Earthy, floral, citrusy hops with a particularly bold bitterness. The citrus comes across as a flavor of powderized lemon pith and yields a bit of a citric jolt. Finishes dry with a lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Regrettably, for me it doesn't exhibit the fullness, the pleasant creaminess you get with many hefes.

Drinkability: With its diminished banana and clove qualities, the elevated bitterness, and understated body, well, it fell flat with me. However, oddly enough, their Hopfen-Weisse really resonated with me. Ah well!

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2009 18:05:33 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of AChamberlain


4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful orange, with foam white head. Good pour, really pretty. Banana and clove aromas and flavor. Great spiciness in the flavor, delicious. Great mouthfeel as well. Zesty, yet smooth. Really, as good as it gets. The only thing holding me back from a five is the price. That keeps it from being too drinkable. Have one and then switch to Live Oak.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2009 18:57:39 | More by AChamberlain
Photo of opwog


4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Organic and the biggest surprise is that I found this to be a world better than the original Schneider Weisse.

A- darker than the original
S- much cleaner and balanced malt smell
T- looses fruit from the original, but I actually liked that fact
M- much nicer than most weisse
D- The mouth makes makes this a very drinkable beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2008 07:58:48 | More by opwog
Photo of jbsteiny


4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
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 teg8612


3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy with a touch of orange. Thick creamy head.

S- In your face with clove spicyness and zesty citrus fruit.

T&M- Grainy, yet super smooth, malt in a medium bodied, full carbonated package. Very spicy. Malt is sweet but toned down, very bready in character. Lemon zest kicks in quickly to even out those spices. Hops are missing but no need as this comes out very balanced. Complex and raw.

D- Very different than other german Hefe's. Excellent brew with a wild side. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2006 13:29:37 | More by teg8612
Photo of mcallister


4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden hued with an unflitered appearance. White carbonated head with moderate retention.

Lovely round clove, banana, very strong delicous fruit aromas. Nutty aromas as well.

Good carbonation, bubblegum, clove, ripe banana, with a banana pudding, vanilla type finish. Mouthfeel is creamy and refreshing. Easy as hell to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2006 15:22:42 | More by mcallister
Photo of aracauna


3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I do not think this one is as good as the Schneider weiss but it's still got the powerful bubblegummy esters. The lemony character is subdued as is the malt. The smell is the same estery bouquet as the flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2002 19:39:39 | More by aracauna
Photo of deadonhisfeet


4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into an Erdinger Weissbrau weissbier glass. The pour is fairly clear with just a little haze. It sports 2-3 fingers of dense white foam. Retention isn't as good as I'd like. The nose has lots of sweet cereal-like notes, bananas, cloves, and baking spices.

Light body and good flavor up front. I get those crisp, slightly tart notes from the wheat, a little lemon, some bananas, bread, and clove. Sadly, rather than build to a crescendo, the flavor fades noticeably near the back of the throat. It's surprising because there's ample carbonation to open up the palate. The finish is little more than a briefly lingering banana-like flavor. A very nice flavor, but a rather disappointing finish for such a fine brewer. Still, it's refreshing and sessionable and I do enjoy drinking it.

I may try this beer again. Perhaps the bottle I purchased was a bit old and the hops, though certainly not center-stage in this style, were too faded to provide the spicy, peppery kick I felt was missing on the back end of this one. An outstanding beer, but judging from this one tasting it's not quite up to the level of the 2 or 3 best offerings of this style.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 19:12:50 | More by deadonhisfeet
Photo of flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle from Beers of Europe (£2.79):
Cloudy yellow to amber with a 2-fingers tall, white and foamy head that has great retention, leaving some nice lacing too.

Citrus lemon notes upfront with plenty of wheat, yeast and coriander as always with this style of beer. There is some lively orange zest and some banana too although this quite faint and definitely not as strong as with some other German hefeweizens and there is some spice right at the end.

Wheat and light coriander to begin along with some banana that comes across stronger than it did with the aroma. There is some light spice coming through along with some citrus flavours and a slightly floral taste and the tiniest hint of alcohol right at the end as well.

Medium bodied and soft with a very smooth feel with good carbonation and a touch of fizz. Touches of creaminess and very easy to drink.

An excellent beer as I expected, one of the best I've tried from the brewery although they have all been good for the most part. A little stronger than usual for the style but a nice change up and one I'd have again.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 12:53:39 | More by flyingpig
Photo of superspak


4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into weizen glass, bottled on 2/21/2013. Pours hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big orange zest, pear, apple, banana, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, light bubblegum, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, hop, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big orange zest, banana, pear, apple, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, light bubblegum, floral, grass, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of orange, banana, pear, apple, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, light bubblegum, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance, complexity, and robustness of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; with a great balance of malt/spiciness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent hefeweizen. All around great balance, complexity, and robustness of malt, hop, and yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 00:52:28 | More by superspak
Photo of Haydn-Juby

Quebec (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Perfect appearance for a German Hefe. A golden orange color with a good yeasty haze to it. About two fingers of very creamy yet slightly soapy looking head. Carbonation is easily visible in bubbles streaming up and down the sides of the glass.

S: I'm not picking up all that much on the smell honestly. There is a bit of clove and some sweetness but nothing is represented in extreme clarity. It's good though.

T: Clove and a slight hint of banana and maybe just a trace of bubblegum are evident. It's not over done or medicinal like some Hefe's and its just nicely done. Bready and sweet malts are present as well perhaps a bit more then I've come to expect from a Hefe perhaps due to the slightly higher then normal ABV. This is a very good thing though and IMO makes it able to stand up to some foods that a Hefe normally would feel right with.

M: Crisp clean and refreshing. Its very soft on the mouth though. It's not overly bubbly to the extent that it feels prickly or sharp but just enough so to balance out the medium sized body and give a sense of cleansing to the drinker.

O: A great beer overall. I could see multiple food pairings with this beer. Perhaps too expensive for my liking but I could easily see my self buying large quantities at a lower price.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 23:14:33 | More by Haydn-Juby
Photo of WVbeergeek


4.56/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picture perfect bier, really great organic lighter shade of a weisse beer from Schneider, Cloudy orange golden, billowing off white head forms thick chunky lacing down the sides of my glass. First whiff gives you loads of banana, clove, and spicy character from the yeast strain. Perfectly balanced this Wiesen Edel-Weisse is a work of art, perfect interplay of wheat, citrus character, grassy hay, clove, and bananas and bubblegum nothing overpowers finishes somewhat clean and super refreshing. Hands down the best organic beer I've ever had. A bit of dry chalky character is added to the bier once you pour the rest of the yeast sediment into the glass, this proves the theory that beer is food.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 23:06:45 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of ryan1788a5


4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A: Cloudy yellow with some darker brown hues. The fluffy white head stands at an impressive three finger height and retains very well. Clumps of foamy lacing stick to the glass.

S: Yeasty and spicy. Fruit blossoms, incense, chalky, subtle white pepper and clove. Green bananas. Wheaty and bready. A memorable nose that pops.

T: As in the nose, the yeast really leads. Chalky, and maybe even a little musty. Hint of white pepper. A touch medicinal. Green banana. Apple blossom. Walnut. Bready wheat and dough. Banana bread, peppery spice, and yeast on the finish.

M: Medium-light body. Airy and creamy. Highly effervescent.

O: A nice hefeweizen. Very yeast forward and raw, even for the style. Distinct and unique.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 02:00:27 | More by ryan1788a5
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