Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Weisen Edel-Weisse - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

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846 Ratings
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Ratings: 846
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 54
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-09-2001

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Photo of drabmuh
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 0.5 L bottle into a Wiesen Edel-Weiss glass. Served with sediment (intentionally). Beer is dark yellow / amber and hazy (after the addition of the sediment. Forms a thick off-white head of medium to large bubbles that leaves lacing as it falls away.

Beer smells like wheat and yeast. Not a lot of esters in this beer but its not your typical hefeweizen. There are some light fruit esters upon closer examination. Great smell.

This is one of my favorite hefeweizens available to me in the states. The flavors are a mixture of fruity and yeasty with some wheat character. Good full bodied beer, good palate connectivity, drinkability is really really high. Overall one of my absolute favorites, can't wait to see my rDev on this one. A near perfect hefe.

Photo of jwc215
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured cloudy orange with a decent-sized white head.
The smell was complex - floral, and rich citrus, especially orange with yeast and a touch of alcohol in the background.
The taste was very complex and powerful. Orange, clove, wheat, yeast, and various light spices all mixed together. The hops were not really noticeable, due to the complex flavors.
The floral sweetness stayed in the mouth.
Drinkable - and good all year round. Refreshing for warm weather and warming for the winter. But, perhaps too rich and complex for a "session" beer.
Overall, one of the best of this style that I've had.

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a cloudy golden color with lots of yeast floaties. It has a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a rich wheat malt scent that has a mild banana and clove aroma. The taste is good also. It has a smooth wheat malt flavor with a boat load of banana and clove taste. It goes down easy with a fruity yeast and earthy finish. The mouthfeel is good. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is an excellent Weisse beer. It has awesome flavor and aroma; a good drinker.

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

A: Pours a cloudy pale golden yellow in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy off-white head that reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate notes of malts and wheat along with some lighter hints of banana and clove. There is also a moderate aroma of floral hops notes.

T: There are some bready malts and wheat flavors along with the traditional notes of banana + clove and floral hops. Well balanced without either sweetness of bitterness dominating.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Refreshing and easy to drink. Very enjoyable and definitely a beer to have again. Exactly what I would expect from this brewery - a great example of the style with a slight twist.

Photo of Mora2000
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is what you would expect from a hefeweizen, with lots of banana, cloves and a bready malts. The taste follows the flavor, heavy on the wheat malt with cloves and banana in there as well. This is heavier on the wheat than a lot of hefeweizens, but it is still very good. A nice take on the style. Very drinkable.

Photo of GClarkage
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

02/22/05- Purchased at Mollie Stones in Burlingame, CA

Presentation- 16.9oz green labeled bottle with a coded fressness date on the back label. Poured into my Ayinger weizen glass.

Appearance-- Pours a nice effervesant yellow color with a foamy and spritzy white head and very light lacing.

Smell- Spicy sweet clove action like a nice hefe should smell like.

Taste- Mosty cloves and various spices, nutmeg? Bananas come through in the finish. Very nice taste indeed.

Mouthfeel- a tad creamy and medium to high carbonation here.

Drinkability- Nice quaffing hefe. I can still taste the after-effects about 30 minutes later. Good refreshing brew.

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

This hefe is well carbonated, lightly hazy, bright-deep-gold color without the yeast in the glass. The head is off white. Clove dominates the aroma, and there is a hint of banana as well as a bit of grain and a hint of astringency. The taste is fruity, clove-like, spicy, sharp, effervescent, slightly acidic, and a bit sweet. The carbonation is tingly and there is an astringent note in the finish. This is a tasty Hefeweizen. I like the spicy notes that are found here. A very refreshing summer quaffer.

Photo of Gavage
3.62/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a hazy yellowish orange color with a short one finger head that breaks apart quickly.

Smell: banana and yeast are the most prominent tones picked up by the nose.

Taste: wheat, yeast, banana, clove, lemon zest, and a mellow bitterness make up a mild flavored hefe.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout with a brief aftertaste.

Drinkability: overall a so-so hefe IMHO. Mildly refreshing and easy to drink.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

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

Mid sized bottle, has some numbers on the rear label, but not sure what they all mean. Pours cloudy darker apricot, with a slight olive oil like hue. Moderate off white head, and leaves quickly sliding spots and tongues of fine lace. Fruity, wheaty, yeasty nose. Fruity and flavorful. Some honey, very light pepper, ripe fruit. Typical German wheat flavor notes, typically yummy and delicious. Organic to boot. Nice wheat. Go get some and enjoy.

Photo of yourefragile
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Thorpe. 500 mL bottle.

Pours a hazy dark golden with a collar of white head that has adequate retention. Aroma of banana and yeast, green apple and pepper and a little smoke. Flavor is soft and smokey with wheat and clove, some pepper in the finish. Medium thick and moderate carbonation.

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle into a large weizen glass.

Appearance: Expectedly cloudy, with a nice foamy froth and plenty of lacing. Deep gold bordering orange in color.

Smell: Hay, noble hop flowers with grassy notes. Yeast driven.

Taste: Dark breads, herbal hopping, and a banana like fruityness. A touch of citrus oil, and even bitterness. Ample flavor, authentic at that.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, crisp, clean, very drinkable brew.

Overall: A great beer. The bottle proclaims this was a special original recipe brew for an Oktoberfest, the last year before the brewery was bombed, in WWII. Its a very good thing this recipe surivived.

Photo of DoubleJ
3.15/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've started my research for a class on exposing the truth of organic foods, but by no menas am I going to use this beer as part of my research. I've been very happy with the couple of Schneider & Sohn beers I've had, and organic or not, I have high expectations on this one. On to the beer:

The head is a bust on this one, it's soapy, fizzy, and dissapears in a flash after the pour is complete. As for the body, it's a darker blonde color, partly cloudy, and a rush of carbonation bubbles to the top. Malted wheat, buttered wheat toast, and what appears to be honey and nutmeg are scented through the nose.

I wasn't expecting much in phenolic flavor baed on the appearance, and my hypothesis holds true. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and wheat malt in the taste. This just isn't as wildly interesting as I hoped I would get. For the most part, I feel like I'm drinking Honey Nut Cheerios. As I push farther along, while it doesn't become a bad brew, it becomes a very monotone brew.

This would have been a solid hefe, but it got diagnosed with a mono flavor halfway through the drinking.

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

Had a 500ml bottle for $8 at Tap and Table in Emmaus, PA. The waitress gave it the proper, bottle-down-in-the-glass pour and it appeared a hazy amber with a tall white head. In both aroma and taste, this beer started very strong with phenolic bubblegum and then had notes of clove, pepper, and lemon around it. All around very smooth and drinkable, you just need to like bubblegum. Glad I tried it, and it's very well made, but I prefer less bubblegum.

Photo of smakawhat
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nice tall wheat style glass, turned on it's head and poured upside-down with much fan fare.

Has a somewhat cloudy body and little head retention. Some white collar lacing is visible, the body color is a simple buttered yellow honey. Orange yeast comes out of bottle to sprinkle on the head making it a nice and noticeable.

Great nose on this beer. Chewy yeast and bread, air like, powdery yeast sensation. No fruit to speak of but that's fine with me. This lingers. Good hints of powdered ginger spice as well. I absolutely love the smell of this brew.

Taste is a bit disappointing though compared to the bouquet. But the taste of ginger powder is on the finish. Upon swallow goes to orange to ginger real neat. Slightly alcohol forward. I wish this had some of the grain/bread that was on the nose, it would have been just almost exceptional tasting I think if it had that.

This is a good solid Hefeweizen that I would have again no problem.

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.2/5  rDev -21.8%
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.

Photo of corby112
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving type: bottle.

Pours a golden yellow with a slight orange tint and a huge foamy white head. Sweet citrusy aroma with hints of lemmon and orange peel, yeast and alcohol. Very smooth crisp flavorful beer. Tastes of lemon, orange, banana with a slight touch of sour matly alcohol.

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazed orange-golden colour, although the yeast sediment it very compact at the bottom of the bottle, so it takes a bit of vigorous swirling before I can encourage much yeast haze in the beer. Wen it doesn, it awkwardly settles, meaning the top is cloudy, but the bottom is still crystal clear. Odd.

By the time everything is the way it should be, the head has dissipated, although it's still solid and egg-white frothy, just only half a centimetre high. Lots of weight to the body. A decent looking hefe, but not the best I've seen.

Nose is absolutely lovely though. It's a subtle melange of banana phenols, light and brittle spicy clove and a sweetness that comes across partway between bubblegum and tinned baked beans, if you can believe there's a continuum there. All in all, some absolutely classic weizen characters, and very well integrated.

And, the story keeps rolling on, because the taste is possible the standout point. Usually the esters and spice on the nose form the lynchpin of a good hefe, but this one gives out its treasures on the palate. Smooth rounded wheat characters, sweet with fragrant banana and bubblegum through the centre, and a finish which is lightly green and organic, but in such a way that it melds very pleasantly with the wheat and weizen yeast characters - a hop bitterness, for example, would contrast too sharply with the delicate palate.

Feel is light, and the beer overall is surprisingly clean. Hefes can be bloating at times, but this manages to stay fresh and drinkable.

It's a lovely drop of beer, and a really good hefeweizen, which has Schneider at the top of their craft.

Photo of Zorro
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy tan colored beer, looks less tan and more golden as some of the yeast falls to the bottom of the glass.

Smell is sweet and grainy with lots of Band Aid and clove scents. Could be more complex.

Taste is mild sweetness and strong cloves and medicine flavor. Different flavors in the aftertaste lots of sweet malt and bubble gum flavors linger on the tongue. Tasty but might be a bit strange to someone who isn't a Hefe Weizen fan and doesn’t seek out the exotic wheat beers.

Mouthfeel is good and creamy.

Tasty and off beat Hefe Weizen probably would not be appreciated by a non Hefe Fan. For a wheat beer fan this is a 4.

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.

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

(Served in a weizen glass)

A- This beer pours a hazy yellow body with a sl orange hue to it. There is a sea of tiny bubbles that support a thick spongy off-white head that last for about half of the beer.

S- This beer has a floral edelwiess flower aroma with a soft doughy aroma which is quickly followed by a crusty bread note. The finish has a green herbal note with an apple cider aroma that grows as the beer warms. There is also a perfumed club soda quality that comes through as the beer warms aswell.

T- This smooth fresh dough flavor has a faint green flower note with a pleasant soft citrus quality to it. The tosted bread crust flavor comes through softly at the finish and adds a nice note to the malt flavors.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a slippery texture and a very delicate fizzy finish.

D- This beer is smooth and soft with a subtle complexity that grows as the beer warms.

Photo of John_M
4.79/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Have had this beer previously on tap and out of the bottle, but the gravity fed version I had at Max's during their German beer festival was a revelation.

The beer pours a hazy gold color with OK head retention and lacing. I think this beer had been tapped for a day or two before I got my glass, so I was actually a bit surprised and impressed by how attractive it appeared. On the nose.... mmm.... this is as good as it gets in a weizen/hefeweizen. I get huge aroma of smoked banana, clove and nutmeg. This beer smells gorgeous, and the flavors on the palate completely replicate the nose. The amount of spice in this moderately sweet beer is astonishing. If anything, this beer tastes even better then it smells. In addition to the spice, this beer has the flavor of an orange vanilla icecream popsicle. I also get some light tartness and wheatiness, which mixes well with the spice and vanilla orange. As expected in a gravity fed beer, this beer is incredibly smooth, long and creamy, with a finish that approaches perfection. Drinkability is exceptional, with the alcohol in this beer barely an afterthought.

This is clearly wheat beer perfection, or at least as close as I'm ever likely to come to it. An absolute treat. Very, very impressive.

Photo of akorsak
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Photo of biegaman
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The carbonation on this thing should be apparent even to the blind; crackles and fizzing give sound to the bubbles' stimulating impatience. Their sight is also quite a spectacle: they slingshot off the bottom with breakneck speed only to launch themselves into a bed of foam the size of a sofa cushion. All this is set to a drowsy backdrop of old gold.

And the aroma, or more specifically the yeast, is every bit as buzzing and sprightly as the bubbles! Like the one kid that hits his growth spurt early, freshly ground clove is head and shoulders above all the other scents. So towering is this clove, in fact, that I can barely make out of the tart apple, alpine herbs or fruity bubblegum esters that supplement it.

There is a lovely green mint element in both the nose and the taste; separating the wheat from the chaff (so to speak) isn't easy and I'm not sure whether it's result of the Cascade hops or the yeast. The citrusy flavour tailgating it leads me to believe it's the former. In any case, the pink grapefruit and pink bubblegum flavours go great together.

Especially when taken in with the notes of banana and vanilla as well. The malt base is light and tactfully sweet, lending just enough creamy graininess to dilute the spicy clove. The Cascades don't amount to any more bitterness than is usual, although they may or may not have something to do with the beer being as refreshing as a moist towelette.

There's enough suds in this that I feel as though I've taken my tongue through the car wash. There's enough body and flavour (bananas, oats) in this I feel as though I've eaten breakfast. There's enough refreshment in this I feel as though I've run through a sprinkler. And in the end, most importantly, I feel as though I've had a good taste of Bavaria.

Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Weisen Edel-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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