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

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Reviews: 525
Hads: 853
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 57
Gots: 50 | FT: 0
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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 mschofield
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy orange-gold topped with a one finger white head, leaves full rings of lace.
Very floral aroma, banana, wheat, citrus zest.
Taste is typical hefe weizen banana and clove, but also has a floral note. Lemon comes out as it warms.
Medium-bodied, tart and refreshing. (280 characters)

Photo of necoadam
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow, this is a big Hefe beer. Considering the others that can be bought, this is more heavier than the other ones on the market. Poured out a murky orange with a not so big head. Smell consisted of lots of cloves, combined with some citric notes and wheat mixed in. Taste was heavy on the cloves as well. I don't think they over did it either, they balanced this beer pretty well. The spiciness comes out at the end which is welcoming to this beer. Alcohol is a little noticable but not that much. Only complaint is that this could of used a little more carbonation to balance out the big character that this beer has. But a great hefe all around. (647 characters)

Photo of moulefrite
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep hazy gold, with specks o-plenty! The head is generous and the stick moderately so. Aromas run deep with spice and citrus prevailing-loads of banana and clove, with the banana rather ripe. In the mouth the beer is full bodied for a wheat, and coats the palate as well as cleanses it. A big chewy, anteseptic mouthfull with the usual characters-especially the bubblegum one! Again clove and banana take the stage. This is a bit over the top-while still delicious, and i would have to rate the drinkability a tad lower than good, as it is a beer I would have only one of and move on. (593 characters)

Photo of jahred
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very cloudy. dark yellow color with a thick white head. There's a ton of yeast at the bottom of the beer, which I swirled in.

The scent isn't too strong, just slightly of crisp wheat. The tasty is quite spicy, though not just from the clove-like taste that I'm used to in such beers. It's spicy wheat up front, with more spice and bubblegum-esters in the back.

As the beers warms, I start to notice some cirtus notes - pineapple and orange, which get more and more pleasant. The beer is quite easy to drink and has a nice body, though I managed to pour a bit tooo much yeast into my beer (I like the stuff, but this was going overboard). Refreshing. (663 characters)

Photo of PatandDavid
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've had this many times at Anam Cara, finally decided to do a review. I am not a fan of this beer style at all, but being an active member of BA means that with repeated exposure comes curiosity...I find that the more one learns about different beers and appreciating different styles, one can learn to appreciate many more styles than they would think! For me to even want to order this style of beer is a change. But enough about life-transforming things, let's go. Anam Cara does this beer proud...they only serve it in authentic white tall Edel-Weiss glasses. I am pretty sure the color is a dusky cloudy medium yellow, at least that's the way it looks when peering down into the glass. Lovely white billowy head soon dissipates. This has about the freshest clove meets banana aroma going on, but what I like with this one is that neither dominates, and also that the aroma is mingled and slightly diffused. Smooth medium bodied mouthfeel, that is slightly sweet. You ride the malt with this one, and it's a delicate one. Good all around, I would definitely recommend this one to folks who like me, do not regularly go for this style. (1,139 characters)

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
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. (505 characters)

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Half litre brown glass bottle. The obverse label has a green background which has a sepia picture of the old Munich Oktoberfest, after which this beer is dedicated. The reverse label explains the history in greater detail. Labeled as, ‘Schneider Weisse Hefe-Weizen, Ale’ above the sepia picture, whilst below it says ‘Georg Schneider’s Wiesen Edel-Weisse’. Brewed in accordance with the Reinheitsgebot with a Best Before Date of ‘03-211 1-2’ whatever the himmel that means.

Appearance: An intensely cloudy lemon meringue haze mixed with a fused barley like hefe-weizen body sits underneath an intense white blanket covering. The head is smooth soft, pillowy and deep, yet it slowly settles to a ¼” thick head covering. Some nice lacing but minimal carbonation.

Nose: Sweet luscious fruity nose that positively leaps out of the Glass. Yeast, barley, fresh bread, cloves, bananas and a deep inviting Hefe- aroma that entices the imbiber to sniff more.

Taste: This was absolutely gorgeous. Thick and full of yeasty fresh white bread, spicy malts, cloves and spices all mixed with mushy bananas, wheat and barley. Damn this is a heavyweight Hefe that really delivers the goods.

Mouthfeel: This Hefe- has some serious muscle, power and flex. If Hoegaarden is a Flat Four, and Aventinus is a V6, then this is a V8. It is quite something, a Hefe on steroids pumped with Nitrous. Very fulfilling.

Drinkability: Donner und Blitzen!!! Get me another one Franz and tell Helmut to put that Spaten down, we’re drinking Schneider Weisse tonight!

Overall: This is bloody good; fruity, wheaty and impressive as well as very drinkable. This is a classy Hefe.

Highly Recommended. (1,707 characters)

Photo of Gusler
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As the beer withdraws from the captivity of the bottle it pours after decanting a nice chill hazed deep amber color with the head majestic as it sits atop the body, the texture creamy and the color a brilliant white, as it ever so slowly dissolves, the lace forms a silky curtain to seal off the glass. Nose is earthy, with lots of sweet malt, citrus crisp and clean to the senses; start is sweet and has a nice grain profile, the top middling in feel. Finish is forbearing in its acidity, the hops good-hearted in their spiciness, quite dry and somewhat sweet aftertaste, and a great beer that will be ever so welcome here in the desert when it hits the 110’s just a few months from now. (689 characters)

Photo of WMBierguy
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very good brew. I usually prefer darker hefe-weizens, but this beer, though light in color, has a unique taste that leaves you thirsting for more. I reccommend this over Schneider's original hefe-weizen, which is bland in comparison. This is another great beer from the brewers of Aventinus. (291 characters)

Photo of claytri
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A cloudy gold pour with a nice white lace. The carbonation can be seen ascending in the center of the glass. Edel-Weisse has a light smell of citrus. It has a nice taste that centers on citrus, but has hints of other sweeter fruits and spices. Nice little bubbles on the tounge and a dry finish make this a very smooth beer. Edel-Weisse has enough complexity to be worth drinking yet not so much that you have to be in the mood for it.

I have enjoyed Schneider's Hefe-Weisse for some time. Finding Edel-Weisse about two years ago I gave it a try. I don't like waiting for special occaisions as the label suggests, but prefer to drink it when i want a good German wheat. (672 characters)

Photo of HappyHourHero
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thick foamy white head, very fine bubbles make it look like cool whip. It has a spicy banana smell to it. The beer is dark straw in color. It has an earthy, kind of bready taste to it, with a pinch of clove. There is a slight taste of alcohol in this beer. This Edel-Wiesse has a pretty complex flavor compared to other Wiesse beers i've enjoyed. The head finally died down a bit, but is still a about a 1/4" thick. There is a pretty good amount of lacing in the glass as well. All in all a highly recommended, tasty, and very drinkable German creation. (553 characters)

Photo of cokes
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Muddied goldenrod with a typically large, white dome.
Tons of cloves assault the nose, intermingled with all-spice, ginger and vanilla. All of this layered on bread. Majestic sniffs.
Taste is equally multifacited. One of the maltier versions I've encountered, laid out in a doughy, bready fashion. Touches of caramel as well. Spicing takes the fore by the middle. The cloves suggestions are no joke! The ginger and all-spice show up as well. The later part sees this take a turn in the citric direction with a hoppy upswell. If I'm not mistaken, Cascades are used here. And it shows, especially on the burp. A tiny suggestion of alcohol completes things
Light bodied, with a soft, powdery texture. Gigantically quaffable, which belies its somewhat elevated ABV.
This is a very fine hefeweizen (797 characters)

Photo of TinusTime
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Classic wiess beer colour but perhaps a bit darker.. Nose is of the typical hefe, with banana and clove but with a bit of a hoppy citrus nose.. Taste is hefe with a bit of more yeast. This is a very drinkable hefe. Its kinda like a hefe souped up with just a touch of hops, but not enough that it detracts from the beauty of this brew. So so drinkable.. On a warm late summer day this would be beautiful with grilled chicken marinated in lemon . (445 characters)

Photo of goz
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep hazed orange color, large white head that mostly diminishes to a small ring, lacing is decent. Aroma is malty with some bread and cookie dough, some lemon, banana and clove in there as well, and a bit of floral hops in the background. Flavor is sweet and doughy in the front, very citric in the middle and end. Medium body, fairly acidic, medium carbonation. (371 characters)

Photo of taez555
3.42/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a rather clear yellowish brown body with only a slight bit of cloudy haze. A very small white head died away pretty quickly.

The nose was classic german weiss. Wheat, spice, phenols, lemon, yeast, soft spices, and a little touch of wood and earth.

The taste was very mellow and easy drinking. Light to medium bodied. Very light bitterness. Wheat, soft fruit, very high level of fine carbonation. An earthy almost flowery hop presence. Soft and mellow malt.

It ends with a slight earthy hop bitterness.

Overall I wasn't impressed by this beer in the bottle at all. I had it on tap at the AOBF stammtisch and was absolutely floored by how amazing it was. Huge fruit flavors and delicious malts. The bottle version is a bland lifeless german weis. Very sad. (773 characters)

Photo of beerguy101
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light gold color. Medium head. Aroma is malty with a hint of lemon. Medium bodied wheat. Hoppier than normal for a wheat beer. Crisp and clean, dry and light and refreshing. Very drinkable. Touch of lemony flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. (287 characters)

Photo of Stubbie1
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Heffe weissen ale on the bottle. It pours a orange color, darker than most weissen beers. There is a nice slightly off white head on top that gave decent lacing for a while then just left. With the yeast mixed in the color just became cloudy. The aroma is yeast, wheat and a sweet tone of clover mixed in. Taste is a strong banana with a nice yeast flavor from start to finish. Hints of grain and apples are present through out this brew.

Overall: I was at a weissen beer burn out a while ago. After having this I have found a new brewery and weisen beer to enjoy. This is a very good beer and a must to try. (611 characters)

Photo of putnam
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

deep orange/brandy colored
my pour gasses out pretty abruptly. within seconds of a hard dousing of the inside of my glass, the head is gone, leaving a scrubby collection of bubbles on top that hold their shape admirably.
Aromas of tile, white bread and honeywater.
The texture is full-bodied, but there is little expressiveness to the flavor. Still, well-balanced spice and fruit flavors of red apple, plantain, pepper and ash decorate the broad, chewy mouthfeel.
This is to a hefeweizen what a Maerzen is to a Helles, only I think my bottle may have aged a little long on the store shelf.
Will try another sample and repost. (630 characters)

Photo of UncleJimbo
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This very interesting weiss beer poured a cloudy, brownish amber color with frothy white foam. The smell was wonderful: banana, mild clove, green apples, and malt. The taste was initially a fruity green apple taste followed by banana and then some malt, wheat, and yeasty flavors. The mouthfeel was smooth as silk with low carbonation feel and medium body. The finish was nicely fruity but with a hint of hops. This was not your typical hefeweizen, and I really enjoyed it. Dangerously easy to drink at 6.2%. (508 characters)

Photo of ZAP
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy gold color...head is minimal...nose is spicy (very nice)...relatively thick body and mouthfeel for this style (I liked it though...maybe this should be called an "Imperial Hefe"...just kidding)...a lot of cloves in the flavor...spicy....some notes of alcohol...also a real sweet malty undetone....bananas aren't primary or even secondary but they are there off in the distance...

I like this beer much more than their original...It has more character and I said..seems to be an "Imperial Hefe"...I would buy this again because it is unique, a heavy hitter, and extremely tasty.... (604 characters)

Photo of daledeee
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I like hefeweisens anyway. And this is one of the best. Actually all of their beer is good.

Pours a nice cloudy yellow. Good head and stays around. Scent of yeast, citrus and some spice. A very "thick" tasting beer. Leaves tongue slick feeling. Not as much carbonated bite as I like but I love the taste. Orange/citrus and spice. Some hops also.
I like Weihenstephan a little better but this is close second. (412 characters)

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours out a hazy, light orange color, pale, clear yellow at the bottom, yielding a full, bubbly snow-white head.
Aroma: Huge citrus, lemon and orange, sugar and spice, great hits of banana and clove, plus a little vanilla on the side, with an additional, and much appreciated bready/yeasty flavor. Fresh, wide open, and airy.
Mouth-filling texture, very tasty, flavor takes over, floods, and refreshes that entire cavern of the tastebuds. A trifle sour, but still mitigatingly sweet and fruity. Banana flavor continues, and the complex variety of tastes keeping company in the glass makes for very rewarding consumption. Finish is just long enough.
Much lighter, in taste and mouthfeel, as well as color, than the "Original", but in it's own, a hallmark of this approach to the hefe weizen. Certainly the kind of beer American weizen brewers try to emulate. (872 characters)

Photo of Brent
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Carefully poured about half the beer, and it decanted fairly clear for a hefe. Sampled out of curiosity and then finished the pour, decanting the yeast sediment. The yeast softened the beer and added a layer of flavor compelexity. Musclular fruity clove yeast flavors, with some doughy aspects. Flavor was a little pushy and raw, with some prickly black peppercorn notes. A hefe that makes on apologies and gets right on with the program - tasty. (446 characters)

Photo of BeerManDan
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a very light hazy yellow in body and color. Crisp, dry, effervescent and refreshing beer, with little of the German wheat fruit character. Again, tart in palate, complex fruitiness of a dry Champagne. I was a little dissapointed with this beer, but it does have it's hight points! (297 characters)

Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite cloudy yellow brown with a fairly thick off-white head, thick lace and slight carbonation. The head lingers, but eventually collapses to islands of foam scattered about the surface. This beer contains a considerable amount of sediment, so if you pour most of the beer and then swirl the remainder in the bottle and pour it, the result will be quite hazy, as it should be. Aroma consists mainly of ripe bananas and cloves. Alcohol and sweet bread aromas as present as well, but in lesser amounts. Tasting yields bready malt flavors, yeast, prominent cloves, a strong and warming alcohol note, and finishes with a slightly sharp bitter citrus note. The cloves linger well taste the end of the taste also. The mouth feel is smooth and creamy. A fine and well-balanced beer that should please the most discriminating beer drinker. (832 characters)

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