Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Mein Grünes - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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3.78/5 rDev -7.6%
Malt, citrus hops, spice. Nice balance for its style, unique wheat. Grainly, prickly carbonation. Bittersweet lemony finish. Cloves, ginger, apple, banana. Medium mouthfeel and interesting aroma. Stronger yeast than expected from a wheat, though fruity. Alcohol warming.
12-14-2004 01:01:56 | More by Sammy
3.95/5 rDev -3.4%
Pours a murky light orange-yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, yeast, spices, and slight banana. Taste is much the same with an aftertaste of grain and banana. There is a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.
09-09-2012 04:03:07 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.15/5 rDev -23%
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.
03-08-2011 13:07:43 | More by Thorpe429
4.15/5 rDev +1.5%
A: It poured cloudy yellow into a weizen glass with a perfect foamy head. A moderate level of carbonation is visible and a layer of bubbles consistently covered the surface.
S: There are familiar aromas of banana, bubble gum and cloves in the nose, although there are some hints of malt in the background that you would not normally expect from a wheat beer.
T: The taste is very well balanced between the flavors of bananas and spices and bready malts.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and smooth on the palate.
D: This goes down very easily and is a perfect for the spring or fall when you're not looking for a wheat beer that's light and refreshing. It's also quite filling and leaves you feeling like you've just had a snack.
05-07-2010 14:12:59 | More by metter98
3.98/5 rDev -2.7%
Hazy, significantly yeasty amber with the suggestion of orange when backlit. The bone white head is tight-bubbled with an almost featureless surface. My prediction is perseverance and a clean glass (which turned out to be true). I can read foam like a gypsy reads tea leaves.
Clove, clove and more clove. If anyone doubts that hefe weizen yeast imparts spicy, clove-like esters to beer, or doesn't know what clove smells like, have them smell this one. There's nothing else about the relatively low-wattage nose, banana for instance, that makes me think hefe weizen.
As often happens, the flavor is better than the nose. The beer is still significantly clove spicy and banana has now entered the picture. I think I'll start rating my hefe weizens on something I'll call a banan-o-meter. This one gets a 3.5/5.0, maybe even a 4.0. Damn, I waffle as much on my newly invented banan-o-meter as I do on the appearance, smell, taste, etc.
More malt would have been nice since the beer isn't quite as full or as sweet as I prefer. Interestingly, I couldn't pick up any Cascade hoppiness. What's that you say? Cascade? Dedicated label readers will discover that good ol' American citric hops are added to the kettle. As much as I love Cascade, I'm not sure that using them in a hefe weizen is such a great idea. It doesn't really matter, though, since I can't taste them anyway.
The mouthfeel is on the lighter end of the style spectrum and is zippily carbonated. That's okay since those characteristics contribute to a high degree of drinkability. Just because I prefer something else doesn't mean I can't appreciate this mouthfeel for what it is.
Wiesen Edel-Weisse is a good, light-bodied, clove-intensive hefe weizen that is wonderfully quenching and could be consumed in quantity if one was so inclined. I have a feeling that after a hot, sweaty afternoon of trudging along behind the lawn mower, popping the cap on one of these would be a tremendously rewarding experience.
08-25-2005 19:57:39 | More by BuckeyeNation
4/5 rDev -2.2%
Appearance: Pours a hazy golden color with the typical hefe head which remains around for the duration and leaves a few shards of lace
Smell: Banana esters waft from the glass along with cloves and lemongrass
Taste: Starts out with a lemony, banana bread flavor that, by mid-palate, is joined by the clove spice and bitter, grassy hops; after the swallow, the banana and clove esters form one layer, with the grassy hop elements adding another underneath
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with relatively high carbonation
Drinkability: Interesting to get a layer of hoppy bitterness accompanying the usual hefe taste; worth seeking out as a twist on the style
08-26-2006 16:46:28 | More by brentk56
4.03/5 rDev -1.5%
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! Cant really ask for much more in the style, this was very nice all around.
11-07-2007 01:11:40 | More by mikesgroove
3.8/5 rDev -7.1%
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.
05-08-2007 17:37:01 | More by BEERchitect
4/5 rDev -2.2%
Bottle: Poured a hazy light orangey color wheat ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of great wheat malt a mix between some dry hops and some light citrus hops. Aroma of lightly sweet malt is quite dominant with some notes of dry and floral hops which provides an interesting and unique finale to this beer. Body is quite full with limited filtration and great carbonation. Very well done and while not adhering to any purity law it retains some good drinkability and uniqueness.
06-25-2009 03:00:25 | More by Phyl21ca
3.53/5 rDev -13.7%
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!
07-23-2009 18:05:33 | More by ChainGangGuy
4.13/5 rDev +1%
Pours just a slightly hazy straw color with a white one finger head that is gone quite quickly,love the aromas clovey spice and banana with a light iron note underneath it all.This is a real hefty weisse at 6.2% like the same non organic version I have yet to try very sturdy full mouthfeel.Very wheaty flavor profile along with a clove aspect just enough citrus/lemon underneath to keep it from being one dimensional.A damn fine weisse and big to boot.
08-18-2005 20:12:56 | More by oberon
4.03/5 rDev -1.5%
A -Pours out a golden, yellow color with a two-finger head. Highly carbonated. No lacing.
S - It smelled of wheat and clove.
T - It tasted mildly spicy with a blend of wheat, yeast and clove.
M - It was crisp and light-bodied.
D - A very good hefe and reasonably priced.
09-26-2006 03:02:46 | More by zeff80
3.53/5 rDev -13.7%
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.
08-18-2010 00:42:30 | More by largadeer
4.08/5 rDev -0.2%
500ml bottle - still called 'George Schneider's Wiesen Edel-Weisse' on the newly arrived product in Alberta. Purity Law of 1516, blah, blah, blah, Cascade hops. Wait, what?
This beer pours a somewhat cloudy medium golden amber colour, with a teeming tower of over-flowing (right, the label says 'Original Bottle Fermentation'), puffy eggshell white head, which leaves some nice loopy coral reef lace around the glass as it eventually seeps away.
It smells of sharp citrus, competing with equally sharp wheat grain, the fruitiness of the hops tipping the scale, before the banana, clove, and yeast usual suspects come to stake their rightful claim. The taste is grainy, edgy wheat malt, moderately bitter lemon and orange citrus, some displaced banana chip dry fruitiness, unfettered clove spice, and tame earthy, leafy hops.
The bubbles are fairly sedate, but make themselves known here and there, the body a sturdy medium weight, and actually rather smooth, very little messing with that metric. It finishes sweet, wheaty, and still nice and fruity, of the hoppy sort - orange/banana smoothie, mostly, the spice and hop still holding on to a lesser extent.
Even the stubborn Germans are giving in to the Pacific NW hop craze, whodathunk? Well, it's not really that big of a surprise, as it doesn't technically violate the Rheinheitsgebot, but it is a bit of Sturm und Drang for those with specific Bavarian beer expectations. A decent old-world hefe, with well-integrated bitter fruity new-world hops. What's not to like?
06-26-2012 02:51:31 | More by biboergosum
4.45/5 rDev +8.8%
Cloudy, amber/golden with a huge, rocky, off-white head. The aroma is quite complex but somewhat restrained: spicy, earthy, hoppy, citrusy, bubblegum, clove, and light banana. The body is light but the mouthfeel is filling - more zesty than creamy. The flavor is sharper than most weizen - rounded, but less sweet. The wonderfully balanced spicy malt and hop character is remarkably refreshing. Finishes soft and gently spicy. Noteably unique and quite impressive.
08-09-2002 18:32:49 | More by NeroFiddled
3.33/5 rDev -18.6%
Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a dirty gold color with a thin off-white head that fades very quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is of wheat, light caramelized malts, bananas, and some hops.
T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then there is some sweetness that comes in next from flavors of bananas, caramel and spices. The hops presence is mild and bring a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.
M: Crisp but not very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, decent kick, not the best representation of style, it's not a bad beer but I was expecting a little more from this beer given the rep of the brewer. Overall, there are not many beers in the style that I would select this beer over.
04-11-2010 02:43:57 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.78/5 rDev -7.6%
A - Pours with two fingers of white foam on top of a hazy, amber-brown body. The head settles fairly quickly, but coats the glass in a nice, thick layer of lace.
S - Very rich, bready malt with some light caramel and toffee. A little bit of spicy clove in the background.
T - Bready malt up front with a little bit of caramel. Some light clove and just a touch of bubblegum in the middle. The finish is full of banana bread character with a touch of vanilla.
M - Medium-thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.
D - Very malty with a much less significant yeast character than the other Schneider beer that I have had. It has a spicy character to the yeast that works well with the malt and gives the beer a baked character that is kind of reminiscent of banana bread.
07-23-2011 04:23:13 | More by nickfl
Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Mein Grünes from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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