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

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Ratings: 806
Reviews: 518
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 44
Gots: 31 | 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 akorsak
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
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 cjgator3
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a golden amber color with a lot of quickly quickly ascending bubbles to form a fizzy white head. The typical citrus/banana smells in really good hefeweizens dominate the nose with some cloves and spice as well. Mouthfeel is light and crisp from the high amount of carbonation. Taste consists of wheat with a bit of lemony citrus and a touch of hops that finishes dry and moderately sweet. Overall, this is simply another world class hefeweizen to come out of Germany. This is a really tasty and extremely drinkable hefe.

Photo of hopsaplenty
2.28/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

500ml brown bottle, 05.326 inkjetted on back label.

Clouded butterscotch. Glass filling, loosely piled bright white foam that steadily drops to a tall cap, leaving no lace. No visible carbonation streams. Medium sized aromas of clove and bananas are complimented with a bit of citrus fruit and a dash of zest as well as a bit of honey sweetness. The flavor is amazingly absent – primarily consisting of some watery cloves in the finish and just a hint of banana. There is nothing detectable on the tongue until the swallow. Even as this became closer to room temperature, the flavors never amounted to more than a bit of clove and bananas. Even the citrus from the cascade hops was absent in the finish. The carbonation is also almost nonexistent, giving this a flat mouthfeel. Thin, watery body and not enjoyable. This was a drain pour.

Photo of virtualshock
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Just what a hefeweizen should look like. Cloudy, golden with good effervescence.

S - I can't help but be a little disappointed with the smell. I expected some clove and bannana to appear. The smell was very fresh with wheat bread and yeast.

T - Some bannana shows up when it counts. Just really fresh tasting. The wheat grassy notes stand out. The hops are nice and balanced.

M - Bubbly and easy to swallow.

D - This was a great beer. I am amazed at the fresh taste out of a bottle shipped from Germany. I would love to try this on draft. I would enjoy more spiciness in this beer but I am not going to complain.

Photo of Cadyfatcat
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky straw colour, with a decent head

Smells of lemon, pear and orange

Very lively on the palate even for a hefe. A wheaty blast on your tongue with hints of green apple tartness. These two attributes remind me of a sparkling cider, but nowhere near as sweet. Ends with playful yeast rawness and spiciness

A little too fuzzy in the mouth, but like most hefe's I could hardly keep it from my lips

Photo of BuckSpin
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

In that I adore the original Aventinus so much I picked this up to see what it would be like.

A dull, warm golden honey hue, slightly hazy but not clouded. The amount of carbonation is amazing...a steady below the surface assault of tiny bubble streams on a huge 2" head of a slightly lemony-white head of crisp, tight foam. An added dimention (literally) is that the head takes on a landscape of 3D bumps, valleys & soft peaks...much more interesting than a flat one. Plus its noisy! Nice to hear it snapping. The head laces lightly and fades slowly while drinking but doesn't disappear completely.

Nose is initially sharp, with some fruit (hints of orange, sweetness of apple), yeasty like fresh bread, some spiciness and....clove. Hmmm. Clove was one of the overriding (and most pleasing) aspects of Aventinus. Could this wheat have the same character?

Its light & crisp on the pallete, with the fruity aspects of orange & apple noticable (traces, not like a wit) and...yup....clove. Perhaps its the yeast they use, but this shares the clove quality of Aventinus, and I'm digging it in a wheat. The tastes blend & fade on the tongue, and the finish is rather uneventful, with a slightly filmy (but not unpleasant) aftertaste and some more clove echoes.

Easily the most interesting Hefe Weizen I've ever had. It would paired well with some spicy lighter fare (Thai?). I wasn't expecting the similiar clove aspects, but I'm not complaining. It will be interesting to try more Schneider brews to see if they also share this characteristic.

If you're looking for an intersting take on this genre check it out.

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

This brew pours a light sunburst color with a thin head and retains a slight lacing throughout the drink. Smell is of bread dough with sweet notes of grain, banana, clove and bubblegum. Taste begins with a prickly introduction on the palate with a full on bread-y, sweet grain finish. The beer has an excellent multitude of flavors that meanders through fruit, wheat and spice. Hops are only present enough to keep the spiciness from getting too out of hand. The body is medium full with a moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is slick and clean, but could be a bit fuller in my opinion. Nothing that detracts from the overall picture. Overall a tasty Hefe that I could see myself revisiting.

Photo of goochpunch
3.23/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a hazy orangeade with high bubble content and a thick, dimpled head that just fizzles out too fast. I pick up a lot of sweet banana in the nose, and when I mean sweet, I mean sweet. A lot is overshadowed by this. Wheat and grain notes are next in the line of aromas, followed by a faint clove. Taste is covers the grounds of wheat twang and banana, with some slight clove and citrus. Pretty big on the esters. Touch of grain. Overall, this is a little too sweet and a little boozy. Mouthfeel has a bit of a syrupy feel. Also, not as carbonated as I feel it should be. This is an overall OK drinker. For a hefe, it's pretty decent, but by Schneider's standards, I'm a good deal disappointed.

Photo of teg8612
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy with a touch of orange. Thick creamy head.

S- In your face with clove spicyness and zesty citrus fruit.

T&M- Grainy, yet super smooth, malt in a medium bodied, full carbonated package. Very spicy. Malt is sweet but toned down, very bready in character. Lemon zest kicks in quickly to even out those spices. Hops are missing but no need as this comes out very balanced. Complex and raw.

D- Very different than other german Hefe's. Excellent brew with a wild side. Very enjoyable.

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.

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.

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.

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

Photo of brentk56
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

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.

Photo of JerzDevl2000
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...

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.

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!.

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.

Photo of bjohnson
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.

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.

Photo of SkeeterHawk
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.

Photo of plaid75
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.

Photo of mntlover
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.

Photo of geexploitation
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.

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