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

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747 Ratings

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Ratings: 747
Reviews: 512
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 34
Gots: 18 | 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)
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Photo of zeff80


4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2006 03:02:46 | More by zeff80
Photo of box299


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

hadn't tried this one until just this past weekend and was very impressed... I do like german style wiesse beers but usually prefer belgian style... This one is good stuff... comes in the standard 17 oz size bottle and has the benefit? of being Organic... This would be a good stong summer hot weather beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2006 01:01:27 | More by box299
Photo of vancurly


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

Pours hazy pale orange. Head is white & foamy, and hangs around. Good bubbling.

Aromas of wheat malt, citrus, subtle clove/banana.

Wheat malt flavour has spicy edge.... clove, nutmeg. Slight tang to the palate. Subtle aftertaste of fleshy yeast, and nuttiness.

Good creamy wheat beer mouthfeel. Very zesty from the bubbles, and a slight tart tang. Finishes dryly, with no discernable bitterness.

A lovely refreshing summer-drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2006 07:35:16 | More by vancurly
Photo of MuenchenerKindl


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

Poured from a big .5L bottle to my large Schneider & Sohn Weissen Glass. The liquid is bright orange cloudy and with generous amounts of carbonation. The head is 2 fingers soft and billowy white, with good lace.

The smell is of sweet grains and light hops.

The taste follows, lots of sweet grainy bread, some cirrus fruits and light hops.

The mouthfeel in
good, nice body for the style and good carbonation.

The drinkability is very good this is one of the finer weissen biers from one of the better big German brewers. Thanks for not sending us crappy Macro Swill. Prosit und Zum Wohl. MK

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2006 04:34:54 | More by MuenchenerKindl
Photo of brentk56

North Carolina

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

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

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2006 16:46:28 | More by brentk56
Photo of GimmeAles


2.75/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aggressive pour yields a rocky 1.5 finger head which fizzles to almost nothing in a few moments. Appears as hazy apple juice with moderate\low carbonation. Notes of soft Banana, faintest clove\hop spice and gently toasted grain in the background

Expected soft Banana and spice flavors, though the spice isn’t a pronounced clove-spice like other German Heff’s I've had. Sweet, Golden delicious apples show up midway and a lighty bitter herbal-hop finish. Interesting that Cascade hops were used in addition to Hallertau – not much citrusy presence from the Cascades can be discerned.

A mild, easy-drinking, yet ultimately forgettable Hefewiezen (albeit strong at %6.2). Didn’t detect any oxidation or skunk, but lacked vibrance – a trend I’ve noticed among some organic brews.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2006 16:03:50 | More by GimmeAles
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New Jersey

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

Picked this up this week since I'm still hooked on hefe's. I don't think I've ever had an organic beer before, but seeing how this tasted, I wish that more brews would make that claim! This was a very authentic hefe - down to the color, taste, pour, and cloudiness of it. I didn't mind it one bit, since summer's in full swing right now. This went along nicely with the season, and before I knew it, there wasn't any left in my glass...

Nice, cloudy look to this to go with the superfluous head. The color was that of a typical hefe - light straw with a lot of yeast at the bottom to swirl in. The lacing was decent, and the taste was one would expect in a brew like this. Lots of clove, grass, banana, and citrus. In more ways than one, this really reminded me of the Brooklyner Weisse, almost down to the same yeast strain. The aftertaste lingered for a while too, even though it wasn't particularly strong. It tasted like the bottle said - organic...just everything seemed very natural, well crafted, and subtle. Perfect for a nice, warm summer night!

A brew like this won't bowl one over with a strong amount of hops, layers of flavor, or a thick maltiness. One could hardly feel the alcohol in this, and like a well crafted beer, this almost seemed natural in it's origin; as if the brewer just found a spring of this somewhere! Very enjoyable and certainly worthy to be on the top 10 for this style, once this beer has enough reviews...

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2006 06:30:53 | More by JerzDevl2000
Photo of mcallister


4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
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 aussielars


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

Amber to pale colour. The head is quite small for a wheat beer, and disappeared quickly. Effervescence is effusive as with most wheats. The smell of clove dominates with a hint of banana. Dry aftertaste of wheat malt. Banana comes through more in the taste then in the smell, accompanied by a distinctive taste of spicy clove. Light to medium mouthfeel. Very smooth and easy to drink. I had one bottle after mowing the lawn, and if it wasn't for the 6.2% alcohol, I would easily have downed a few more!.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2006 06:19:21 | More by aussielars
Photo of ElGordo


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

Pours a hazy yellow hue topped by about a half inch of lively white head that dies away after about 20 seconds. Aroma of tart citrusy hops, light wheat, and some banana esters from the yeast. Palate is nice and sweet, with some banana fruitiness blending with light malt and some subdued fruity hops. Body is nicely effervescent, great for a weissbier. A nice change of pace from traditional hefeweizens.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2006 04:29:40 | More by ElGordo
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3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had in a bottle at Picco in the Southend before dinner.

A: Poured a very hazy golden yellow color with a frothy one and a half white finger head. Tons of bubbles coming up from the bottom prompted Emma to say, "It looks like a whirlwind in there."
S: Aromas of banana and spicy cloves dominate the nose of this "organic" beer.
T/M: Amazing--it tasted like banana and cloves, your typical hefe--Didn't expect much more than that. Wheaty malt flavors come through also here. Light and fluffy before a chalkyness takes over with a dry aftertaste. Due to the organics of it? I wonder.
D: Suprisingly drinkable beer and very refreshing especially while having dinner outside. I'd have this one again if I had the chance.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2006 01:01:32 | More by bjohnson
Photo of RedHaze


3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale yellow, with a very thick two inch head that was very slow to fade to a thick cap, leaving behind a dense sheeting of lace.

Smell; a very solid grainy wheat bread profile dominates, with hints of bananas, lemon zest and cloves.

Tase; for the most part the flavor follows the aroma, with lemon peel, bananas, cloves, with a fairly pleasant bread dough wheat backbone. There's some hints of a sweet malts, with just a bit of hop bitterness to offset the sweetness. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied like most hefe's, and pretty darn easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2006 03:44:19 | More by RedHaze
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3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a pretty cloudy burnt orange color with a small ¼” of off white bubbles that were loose and active. The head was only around for about 20-30 seconds. There are a few bubbles rising, but not enough to sustain any sort of head.

Aroma: My first impression was that this beer has some age on it. There was noticeable cardboard in the nose along with a dominating dry biscuit-like edge to it. There are loads of fruity esters in this beer but it is an interesting medley with some citrus and other light fruit like papaya.

Taste: The flavor has a lot more caramel presence than I picked up in the nose. There is a strong malt balance here to add to the fruit salad. As the beer sits for a little the initial impression of cardboard lessens and lets the other favors shine through. It is really light bodied and goes down really smooth with no astringency as all. The finish is rather wet with little to challenge the malt. No alcohol is noticeable the entire time to me even though it touts a 6.3% on the label. It is really deceptive in that respect.

Opinion: Well, this is a pretty decent beer, but I have to be honest in that Weizen beers aren’t my favorite. The wheat is OK, but I am not a big fruity beer fan. That said, this beer is really drinkable even though I think it has seen better days. I wish the label was readable by ordinary man as I can’t decipher 03.211 1-2 but I would speculate that this beer was up in ’03. I’ll likely try it again if I find a fresher example, otherwise I will not be seeking it out.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2006 22:55:21 | More by SkeeterHawk
Photo of plaid75

New York

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

Poured a medium straw hue with a four finger white foamy head. There was very good retention and good lacing.

The smell was dominated by the typical hefe banana and spicy clove aroma. There was also a noticable alcohol nose.

The taste was extremely biscuity and wheaty. A very strong clove spice and mild alcohol burn. A green apple element was detected as well.

The mouthfeel was full as far as hefes go. A good chewy yeasty finish.

Overall an unbridled example of the style. May be the most authentic hefe I have sampled.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2006 02:53:02 | More by plaid75
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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep thick medium amber brown, yellow around the edges lots of rising bubbles feed a smaller then average head for a hefe also made up of small tight bubbles no big bubbles that you usually get.

Aroma is good dose of wheat malt banana bread or old over ripe bananas little dash of tangy citrus aromas. Overripe fruit dominates and blends with light clove and yeast for the finish.

Taste is good wheat malt lots of overripe fruit bananas dominating and lingering to the clove yeasty finish. Seems to have a deeper richer more malty flavor then other hefe's.

Mouthfeel is nice medium good body seems heavier smooth almost meloow like carbonation for a hefe just a little zap at the finish.

Drinkability is good a big darker hefe nice smooth easy drinking lots of good flavors and wonderful nose.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2006 18:53:16 | More by mntlover
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4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a huge head and constant, widespread upward flow of bubbles through a brilliant amber body. The aroma of this beer is apparent upon pouring at an arm's length. Massive clove and jackfruit aromas sit upon a dusky wheat feel to the nose. Bracing acidity up front, lemon zest and spices with creamy smoothness at the mid-palate. Sweet malt notes break through too. There's a very slightly alcoholic burn toward the finish. Snappy acidity, smooth malts, just about perfect carbonation. Overall, this is one awesome beer. Everything is well integrated and there's not an off note in here. Wow.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2006 00:21:45 | More by geexploitation
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3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

An interesting Hefe. Not traditionally what comes to mind when thinking of the style, it remains quite good and has character. Pours out ot a medium yellow orange color with only a touch of cloudiness. Medium level of carbonation. Small head of white foam calms to a thin layer of white bubbles over the beer. Aromas of fresh and zesty spices and herbs are noted, along with a mild sour malt note mixed with citrus. Taste is unique; malty citrus blends with spices and herbs, with only minimal amounts of traditional estery banana notes. Mouthfeel is fresh and bubbly. Very refreshing. A nice twist on the style. I'll be back for another...

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2006 22:43:48 | More by Frozensoul327
Photo of Graebner


4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a unique beige-brown with lots of lacy white head. Notable sediment (bottle fermented). Barely perceptible carbonation. Hold this brew up to a light; it's one of the most beautiful looking beers I think I've ever seen. The rich color begs you to drink it.

The nose is incredibly complex and varied, much more so than one would expect from a hefe weizen. Fruit esters, banana, bready yeasts, butterscotch, rum, slight wet dog, and a hint of pine, to name a few. Very rich, promises to be an cornucopia of flavor in my mouth.

And oh, it is. This beer does not disappoint. It has a phenomenal taste, great complexity, and yet a surprisingly light, clean finish and refreshing character that the hefe-weizen is known for. Notably present is banana, ester, cashews, peach, and a barely sour note on the finish, reminiscent of a white wine and butter. Absolutely stellar.

The mouthfeel is amazing, too, mostly because of all the flavor this beer packs in while still remaining light and refreshing. It explodes with flavor as you sip it, displaying most of its varied tastes and light carbonation across the front of your tongue. As it gets to the back you get the tiny sour sensation, followed by a pleasant drying feeling, leaving your palate cleansed, and your stomach refreshed. This beer is light on the stomach, doesn't sit heavily upon it, and is really a joy to imbibe.

Overall a terrific, terrific beer. Try it; you'll never call Widmer Bro's offering a "hefe weizen" again. This is what hefe's were meant to be, and I'd put this one head-to-head against most any beer of most any style. The only reason drinkability would suffer is the 6.2% abv, and the fact that my burps tasted like...celery. That might not have been the beer, though, so I withhold judgement on that bit.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2006 22:52:45 | More by Graebner
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour: .5 liter bottle to weizen glass. Came out with a solid two finger head that made a lot of noise as its white body goes down. Lots of bubbles coming up through a slightly cloudy translucent orange-gold beer.

Nose: Tons of inviting aromas: honey, citrus, wheat, hints of cinnamon and cloves and some spicy yeast. Mmm.

Mouth: The most prevalent flavors are banana and citrus. I feel let down by the weak showing of the hops - it's not a very well balanced beer. It's lightly sweet and has a bit of an acidic tang - actually, quite a good fore-flavor - but there's not much in the back except for the alcohol and a hint of cherries. This is a good one for a hot day and non-discriminating drinkers.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2006 20:27:31 | More by clickpush
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bought a bottle at odeis big ten in lansing, michigan.
pours a deep hazy golden with a thick off white head.
the aroma is soft, little wheat and citrus.
the flavor is very spicy, citrus, wheat, rich, yeastie, finishes with an orange after taste.
this beer is very good, grea for the hot weather because of its light body.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2006 23:26:55 | More by plaztikjezuz
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4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2006 20:31:27 | More by jwc215
Photo of klewis


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

A: Typical hazy straw color with a head that is a bit smaller than its contemporaries, but still nice and thick.

S: More spicy than anything else, but all of the typical hefe aromas are in here including clove, banana, and bready yeast aromas.

T: Malty up front with some pepper, clove, and phenols closely following. Slighty sour taste as well. The finish is a bit watery and lacking in flavor.

M: Slightly heavier in body than most hefes. Moderate carbonation.

D: Not bad. There are some interesting qualities about this compared to other hefes, so I suppose its worth a try, and definitely acceptable for the style, but I'd much rather have a Weihenstephaner.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2006 20:11:15 | More by klewis
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New York

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very pretty hefe- a hazy, golden color with a huge white head that leaves a hint of lacing around the glass. Head stays around for quite a while. Smell is wheaty and spicy- definitely a good dollop of clove, some sweet bananas, and a hint of sweetness I can't quite place- floral and fruity all at once- almost a tea thing, but not quite.

Taste is decently spicy, with more clove, and something else- black pepper, maybe coriander. Definitely wheaty, but not overly so- it doesn't overwhelm the other flavors. Bananas come through stronger, and I get a vanilla kick in the background. Barely tart, barely lemony, accentuating the wheat and bananas.

Mouthfeel is sudsy and full, dances on the palate, really nice. This is a pretty darned tasty beer- hefes are not my favorite, but I like this. It's a really good balance of flavors- and it's so refreshing to find a hefe where the wheat doesn't overpower everything else. Cool, crisp, not too heavy.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2006 01:26:33 | More by scooter231
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3.35/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light pale yellow color, very clear with a bit of floating yeast sediment. It poured with very little head at all, which suprised me for a Hefe. The smell is bready, with a hint of lemon or orange. Taste has a clean lemony and bready malt flavor, leaving a bit of a sour finish. Not much depth here. Carbonation felt adequate, mouthfeel was a bit light/thin but not bad for this style. This beer did not impress me very much, and it wasn't built quite like other Hefeweizens I've tried. I may have to try this again because I am questioning the age of this bottle...

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2006 17:58:35 | More by bennetj17
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3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - this hefe pours has an apple cider appearance in both color and cloudiness, it is topped by half a finger of white head that laces swiftly

S - a sharp first smell, like that of fresh apple cider, also a spiciness like nutmeg or ginger, plus of course the typical hops aroma

T - spiciness at first, it truly tastes like fresh mulled apple cider, a bitter middle with a spicy finish, and an apply sweet finish

M - dry and sweet, a great beer, very fresh

D - high, easily poundable, a great hefe

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2006 00:50:35 | More by sinstaineddemon
Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Mein Grünes from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
91 out of 100 based on 747 ratings.