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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

764 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 764
Reviews: 514
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 37
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

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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aussielars

Australia

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

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!.

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

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev -2.7%

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.

07-29-2006 04:29:40 | More by ElGordo
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bjohnson

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -12.5%

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.

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

Nebraska

3.7/5  rDev -9.5%

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.

07-08-2006 03:44:19 | More by RedHaze
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SkeeterHawk

Texas

3.7/5  rDev -9.5%

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.

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

New York

4.05/5  rDev -1%

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.

06-27-2006 02:53:02 | More by plaid75
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mntlover

Tennessee

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

06-24-2006 18:53:16 | More by mntlover
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geexploitation

Indiana

4.47/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

06-22-2006 00:21:45 | More by geexploitation
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Frozensoul327

Michigan

3.85/5  rDev -5.9%

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...

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

Germany

4.55/5  rDev +11.2%

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.

06-08-2006 22:52:45 | More by Graebner
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clickpush

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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.

06-06-2006 20:27:31 | More by clickpush
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plaztikjezuz

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

05-26-2006 23:26:55 | More by plaztikjezuz
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.45/5  rDev +8.8%

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.

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

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -13.2%

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.

05-04-2006 20:11:15 | More by klewis
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scooter231

New York

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

05-03-2006 01:26:33 | More by scooter231
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bennetj17

Arizona

3.35/5  rDev -18.1%

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...

05-01-2006 17:58:35 | More by bennetj17
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sinstaineddemon

Connecticut

3.88/5  rDev -5.1%

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

04-29-2006 00:50:35 | More by sinstaineddemon
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Brian700

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%

This beer poured a hazy golden color with a billowy fluffy white head that fizzled down slowly to a thin layer. It looks similar to champaigne once settled.

The aroma is very fruity/estery. I get apples and pears.

The flavor is sweet and delicate. There are apples and pears with a little bit of clove flavor.

The mouthfeel is very effervessent with a medium body.

This is a very drinkable beer. I loved it.

04-23-2006 18:44:12 | More by Brian700
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Tupperwolf

Washington

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%

Began with a very clear, very bubbly orange pour that formed little head; I could see there was plenty of compacted yeast, and spent quite a long time swirling around the last inch of beer - rolling it between my hands and circling it on the table - to get the yeast in the bottle. Despite my efforts, the yeast was very compacted, and about 10% stayed behind. Kind of neat watching the yeast filter down through the very clear beer, swirling into the depths and making it cloudy. Very little head despite it all, and just a llittle soapy lacing.

A very light, citrusy flavor is evident in the nose; It's almost tropical, reminding me of lemons, oranges, bananas, and even mangos or passionfruit. It's Belgian-smelling, as well, which is likely from the yeast - that slight nuttiness it adds.

Hmmm... Wow. What an unusual flavor! If you gave me a sip of this blindfolded, I would almost call it a very weakly alcoholic juice drink - a screwdriver made with a tropical fruit juice blend instead of orange juice. There really are big flavors of mango and passionfruit in here, along with banana and orange! It really tastes like the blended juice I sometimes keep in the fridge for breakfast. Hops do their bittering thing, keeping it from being too sweet, but never really make a noticeable appearance.

The carbonation only adds to that sensation, a very light bit of fizz that adds a certain tingle to the tongue that lets you know this is alcoholic - again, it kind of reminds me of a screwdriver, juicy and alcoholic at once.

This is a very odd, but very damn good hefeweizen. The fact that it's made organically adds a little something, not that I care either way; I have no idea how they get a beer to taste like this.

04-14-2006 23:02:06 | More by Tupperwolf
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev -10%

Wiesen Edel-Weisee
-Organic-

Appearance- cloudy hazy yellow/ orange with a thick billowy white head. Basically what a Hefe should look like.
Smell- strong wheat. Hints of wet hay and grain with strong notes of banana and baked biscuits.
Taste- Wheat and banana with a slight clove and spice flavor.
Mouthfeel- dry and sweet up front, flavor very lingers.

Overall- an above average Hefe that might be a little too heavy for its style. I like it but the flavor wasn't as crisp as I like my Hefe's to be.

04-11-2006 19:42:52 | More by NJpadreFan
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AlexJ

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%

Hazed apricot pour with a dense, rocky-topped head of beige colored merangue that has great stick and lace.

Aroma is rich and wheaty, with notes of banana, subtle spice, bready yeast, and just a hint of nutty hops.

Flavor is a delicious mix of crisp wheat, mushy banana, clove spice, and lightly tart citrus notes.

Body is medium, slick and creamy. Great drinkability and really a nice example of the style.

04-09-2006 14:35:58 | More by AlexJ
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kamiller

Missouri

4.47/5  rDev +9.3%

Pours a cloudy golden color, with a two finger off white head that dissipates quickly, tons of bubbles. Smells malty sweet with hints of banana, spice, lemons. Tastes much like the smell with a malty sweetness, hints of citris, and spices. The mouthfeel is light with lots of carbonation, and a crisp clean finish. This is a very good and very drinkable beer.

04-04-2006 03:00:09 | More by kamiller
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weizendoc

California

4.72/5  rDev +15.4%

Wow, this is one Bavarian that you want to know! It costs $3.29 @ BevMo, which is about $1 more than it's brothers.
16.9 ozs. poured into my Erdinger Weissglas. This pours almost the same color as Ayinger UrWeisse, kind of brownish-orange-murky-lush-ous. There is ample head.
It has a nose of fresh spiced applesauce -like grandma used to make. Each pull wraps around all your taste senses like nothing I've ever tasted in this style. There is fruit galore, spicey cinnamony clove and a light citrus spice finish.
I have found a new HefeWeiss champ!
Unreal.

03-31-2006 07:38:04 | More by weizendoc
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DESTRO

Nevada

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%

pours out a like a usual hefe but is a bit muddy. nice thick head, leaves some nice lacing as it dies down. smells spicy, lots of yeast. taste is awesome. spicier than most, intense. breadlike malt. not huge on the banana/fruity character and really focuses on clove/spice/pepper trait. not overly carbonated like some, it is smooth and mellow, easy to drink. very good beer, i love it.

03-12-2006 16:07:07 | More by DESTRO
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petemoss14

Germany

4.05/5  rDev -1%

500 ml bottle. Gotta take a minute to say that I really admire the labels from Schneider. This one, and Aventinus are both beautiful. Three cheers for attractive color schemes!

Pours a hazy (yeast poured into bottle) toasted hay color with a lively, foamy white head. Not the most attractive hefe I have seen colorwise, but the carbonation is mesmerizing. This beer is hugely carbonated though. From start to finish, (not the finest) bubbles race to the top of this beer as if from some souped-up aquarium filter. The foamy head actually sings with the crackle and pop of the carbonation -- almost soda-like.

Bouquet reveals lots of spicy cloves, banana, citrus, bold fruity alcohol esters (candied papaya?), and touches of vanilla and caramel malt.

Taste is full of clove spice. Juicy malt in the center. Semi-dry in the finish. Not much hop presence. Mouthfeel is a little thinner than expected -- a little spritzy, almost slightly watery (perhaps this is from the carbonation being slightly unrefined.)

A refreshing hefe which I will certainly appreciate more when the weather gets warmer.

03-08-2006 16:07:05 | More by petemoss14
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