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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

750 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 750
Reviews: 513
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 35
Gots: 20 | 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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guinness33

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a nice cloudy yellow with a moderate pillowy head that softenes after a while, but still remains. lots of chunky crap (i.e. yeast) floating about in the glass. the smell is really nice, and quite near perfect for a hefe: lemon citrusy, some hops and wheat and a touch of spice. nice. the taste is really outstanding for a hefe and great as a summer brew. citrus lemon, cream, and wheat are present all around. juicy and refreshing. very flavourful. i would have jacked the carbonation up a bit on this one, but other than that, it's quite smooth. this brew was surprisingly enjoyable and i'd be happy to sample it again, especially in the warm summer months.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2004 03:02:05 | More by guinness33
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Beastdog75

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the USDA certified organic version of Schneider's Wiesen Edel-Weisse. It still has the same eye-catching lime green label color, but the layout of the label itself is slightly different (the carnival scene is much smaller than the one on the regular version). This label also has an ingredient list, whereas the non-organic version lacked one. I thought I would give this one a try, and see if it was any different than the non-organic version. Surprisingly, I thought there were enough flavor differences, and in the end I actually prefer this one.

This brew at first pours a light gold color that is slightly hazy. That changes when the yeast is added, which makes the brew go from slightly hazy to very cloudy. A thin head forms and lasts for around 1 minute. The aroma was of your typical hefeweizen, spices and cloves, with the addition of banana and some citrus. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated and smooth: very good for the style. The brew hits the tastebuds like a normal hefe at first, because the spice/clove flavors immediately jump out at you. A nice mix of flavors come out, including some ripe fruity flavors of banana, apple, pear, and some cinnamon too. One of the ingredients on the label read "organic Cascade hops" and they are indeed here, lending a mellow but still noticable citric twang to the beer, and lending some dryness in the finish too (organic Hallertauers are here too). This is not quite as sweet as the non-organic, and has a definite raw and earthy quality (probably helped out by the hops and some of the wheaty flavors in the brew). Aftertaste has some dryness, spiciness, and flavors of ripe fruits (bananas and pears). The brew concludes with a little alcoholic warmth.

This is a nice hefeweizen. I felt it was more complex than its non-organic sibling. Very enjoyable. A good beer to contemplate during a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2004 08:36:16 | More by Beastdog75
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Sixpack595

Michigan

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

I love summer. Perfect excuse to drink every wiesen I can get my hands on. Coudy golden yellow with a thick cap of white foam that lasts to the (not at all) bitter end. Yeasty aroma ripe with bannana and citrus fruit. Great taste with spicy, fruity notes of a malty base. Great beer if somewhat thin in the mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2004 03:49:46 | More by Sixpack595
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BeerBuilder

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a hazy golden color with a creamy white head. The aroma is malty and spicy, with a bit of fruitiness. The flavor is bready and malty, with a spicy hop flavor. It is a very easy drinking beer, that is light-medium in body. A good summer refresher.

Sampled 3/6/04

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2004 15:04:02 | More by BeerBuilder
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Boilermaker88

California

3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presented in a 500ml bottle like the one in the picture. Had a cloudy ripe apricot color atop of which perched a tall off-white head that slowly diminished down to a thin layer. Column upon column of bubbles formed strings to the surface to stoke the head.
The nose had all the typical hefeweizen aromas - yeasty, doughy malt, bananas, cloves - with a bit of a twist. A citrusy tropical fruit aroma came through along with another spice I couldn't quite place. It actually smelled hoppy.
The taste confirmed my suspicions. In addition to the usual wheaty grain flavor and yeasty breadiness, plus the clove-and-bananas flavor (though the bubblegum taste was absent), I picked up the mild flavors of pineapples, oranges and limes. The spice I couldn't quite figure out in the nose turned out to be a dash of white pepper. As each taste hit the back of my tongue a noticeable hops bite hit my tastebuds, resulting in a surprisingly hoppy finish for a hefeweizen. The feel was medium/light, well-carbonated and spritzy.
This was an interesting, unusual take on the standard German hefeweizen. It was quite easily drinkable and that quirky added hoppiness was a pleasant, if unorthodox, departure from the norm.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2004 16:02:01 | More by Boilermaker88
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mschofield

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2004 18:02:11 | More by mschofield
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necoadam

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev -1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2004 01:52:29 | More by necoadam
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moulefrite

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2004 02:22:31 | More by moulefrite
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jahred

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -10%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2004 03:24:19 | More by jahred
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PatandDavid

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2004 13:53:22 | More by PatandDavid
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2004 01:01:12 | More by Gueuzedude
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TheLongBeachBum

California

4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2004 05:40:29 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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Gusler

Arizona

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2004 20:33:10 | More by Gusler
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WMBierguy

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2004 04:38:22 | More by WMBierguy
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claytri

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2004 03:56:01 | More by claytri
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HappyHourHero

Indiana

4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2003 18:28:19 | More by HappyHourHero
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cokes

Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2003 23:13:08 | More by cokes
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TinusTime

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
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 .

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2003 02:58:44 | More by TinusTime
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goz

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2003 02:16:29 | More by goz
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taez555

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2003 07:57:20 | More by taez555
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beerguy101

California

3.68/5  rDev -10%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2003 02:43:32 | More by beerguy101
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Stubbie1

Connecticut

4.4/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2003 23:58:27 | More by Stubbie1
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putnam

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2003 01:00:52 | More by putnam
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10%
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%.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2003 04:31:33 | More by UncleJimbo
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ZAP

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
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 flavor...like I said..seems to be an "Imperial Hefe"...I would buy this again because it is unique, a heavy hitter, and extremely tasty....

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2003 23:18:40 | More by ZAP
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91 out of 100 based on 750 ratings.