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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

749 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 749
Reviews: 512
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 35
Gots: 19 | 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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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2003 16:40:59 | More by feloniousmonk
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Brent

Kentucky

4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2003 06:45:59 | More by Brent
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BeerManDan

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2003 20:15:44 | More by BeerManDan
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Pegasus

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2003 16:38:23 | More by Pegasus
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doho95fu

California

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

Deep golden and hazy brew with a medium tan head and some lacing. The smell is of banana nut bread, malty. Pretty much what I usually think I smell with wheat beers. The taste had the some banana, nut, and malt tastes, but there was the addition of some lemony tastes as well. This beers is light, and I mean that in a good way, the flavors are not heavy and the carbonation is high enough to add to the drinkabliltiy of the flavorful brew. Smooth beer, another solid contribution from the brewery.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2003 08:06:11 | More by doho95fu
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AtrumAnimus

Texas

4.97/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a great beer. Again my favorite brewery and I am still hooked. This is my first time to try this one. Pours a very cloudy blondish with red highlights color. The head was robust and quickly settles to a tiny island of foam. The nose is classic German Weisse, lemony citrus followed by malt then subtle hops. The taste is excellent, fruity and sweet with some very subtle bite. I think it is the 6.2% ABV that does it. Not an alcoholic taste but a moderate warm glow in the tummy. This is just damned good beer. This is the first time I have found this style from Schneider. Excellent - I would have to rate this as my second favorite from them only after Aventinus.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2003 16:33:25 | More by AtrumAnimus
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kbub6f

New York

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A tall, almost white, dense, clumpy, foamy head collapses quickly and noisily: big popping bubbles. All that's left is a thin soapy film with no lacing. The beer is golden-orange, carbonated, quite clear. Cloudy yeast pour. The smell is fruity, sweet, buttery, spicy, dusty. The front is spicy and fruity with some candy. A medium-bodied middle shows creamy butter with a hint of vanilla. Butter, pepper, corn and some bitter floral notes in the finish. Aftertaste is sourish when cold, and makes me think of cinnamon, too. This is an awesome beer. Buttery, spicy. Could use more bananas.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2003 18:33:36 | More by kbub6f
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49degrees

British Columbia (Canada)

4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another simply stunning wheat beer from the legendary Germany brewer Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn. Like their stable mates thee Aventinus Doppelbock and the Hefe-Weizen, the Edel-Weisse delivers all the bang for the buck that one would hope.

Sold in the standard Schneider 500ml bottle, this time with a green label. On the pour, it delivers a suitable head, but not as significant as most of their other brews. As the head wanes, it takes on a very creamy complexion with few big bubbles but something closer to a solid foam.

This wheat beer is considerably paler in color compared their standard Weiss and lacks the cloudiness that is typically found in Schneider beers, but its not quite as clear as their Kristall Weiss.

The beer gives us an excellent flowery and fruity aroma that is considerably more enjoyable than their Weiss. There is a definite hit of banana in the smell as well as some citrus aromas. Interestingly enough, the aroma does smell a little bit like a the Orange-Banana juice from Dole with an added sweetness to it plus a slightly waft of alcohol in the aroma.

Taste wise, this one really shines. Very smooth and creamy in complexion, considerably more so than what one typically finds in a wheat. There's a nice effervescent tingle in the mouth while drinking and a malty banana hit stays on the tongue for some time.

All in all this a great beer from Schneider. Too bad its so much harder to find in stores compared to their regular Weiss. If this was an easier catch, it would likely fit my wheat beer of choice.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2003 15:49:21 | More by 49degrees
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Thrasher

Oregon

4.97/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Murky orange amber with a bit of a glow to it. Reasonable head but not the unbridled monster that some hefes set forth. Sweet fruity aroma, difficult to describe and impossible to resist. Like some sort of flower, but not flowery like many hops are. Velvet smooth with substantial caramel malts and refreshing wheat; bananas, bubble gum, fruit, apples, lemon, cinnamon, cloves all evident. Exquisite, hearty, evocative of fall. Despite its weighty presence, it still can appear light as a feather. Best described as balanced, my friends. This beer could be considered on the heavier end of the hefe spectrum, but so could regular Schneider Weisse. I need to do a side by side comparison to find which is bolder. At any rate this is just about perfect.

(I accompanied this with some take-out Thai/Chinese food and while the beer held up well, it deserves your undivided attention. If you absolutely must going to drink it with food, remember: a world-class beer deserves a world-class meal. Take-out's just not going to cut it.)

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2003 16:52:01 | More by Thrasher
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Morris729

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very hazy orange golden color with a thick and creamy white head that dissipates into a nice sticky lace. Nose is sweet bread and fresh wheat with notes of ripe fruit and spicy clove. Quite smooth and creamy in the mouth with a refreshing amount of carbonation. Taste is spicy clove and nutmeg blended with fresh bread and yeast. Some notes of ripe banana and lemon are also present as are noticeable alcoholic phenols. Heavier in body and alcohol content than their original Hefe, this brew replaces some of the fruitiness with spiciness. A very enjoyable brew that makes for an excellent winter warmer or summer quencher.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2003 14:18:44 | More by Morris729
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ipogios

Cyprus

3.08/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice golden colour. Light banana and citrus smell, taste. An average beer with not very impressive characteristics. Probably i won't be given the chance to taste this beer again and i'm not that bit upset...

Cheers

ipogios

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2002 08:55:44 | More by ipogios
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budgood1

Minnesota

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

pours out a very cloudy, dark golden color. a minimal head and a bit of lace. typical wheat aromas in the nose. tastes very good, a bit of a lemony undertone to support the spicier flavors. less fruity and more peppery than the hefe-weizen. where this brew makes it presence felt is in the mouthfeel and discernible alcohol. a much bigger body and an alcohol bite will quickly let one know that you shouldn't be slamming this as a summer time quencher. good thing i'm reviewing this in late fall! edel-weisse is a good primer for the aventinus. while not as satisfying as the hefe, it provides its own "kick" that might be desired by weizen lovers.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2002 22:47:19 | More by budgood1
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Wildman

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a pale gold color and formed a nice foamy white head that retained and left circular lace. A good deal of carbonation was present and probably helped account for the nice head. Some sediment was present as well. It had an aroma of citrus, clove and bannana. The flavor was of citrus and grain. The body was very light and the finish slightly tart. Not bad, but there are better ones out there.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2002 17:44:30 | More by Wildman
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aracauna

Georgia

3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I do not think this one is as good as the Schneider weiss but it's still got the powerful bubblegummy esters. The lemony character is subdued as is the malt. The smell is the same estery bouquet as the flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2002 19:39:39 | More by aracauna
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

3.4/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid wheat. Citrus, banana, clove flavours come together quite nicely, nice dry, yeasty, with perhaps a bit of alcohol shining through towards the end, i was slightly dissapointed, but it was quite nice

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2002 05:45:53 | More by rastaman
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AaronRed

New York

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

Compared to other Hefe's this beer certainly had a darker orange glow. Completely unfiltered, there was enough sediment in the bottle to start my own yeast culture. Spicey and tangy, but richer than the averge. This is a striking beer because of all the flavor is ufront. The peppery and clove flavors dominate until the last drop. The difference in alcohol was also noticeable, chewy and robust for a wheat. Goes down easily and is a pleasure to drink

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2002 16:53:43 | More by AaronRed
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jreitman

California

2.2/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

After seeing some of the other reviews, I think I had an off bottle, but I have to call like I see it. Belgian yeast aromas. Hazy pale gold with little head and VERY highly carbonated. Reminded me a lot of Ara Bier, which is in no way a Hefe. Sweet undertones with that belgian yeast carrying over into the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2002 15:02:01 | More by jreitman
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy, amber/golden with a huge, rocky, off-white head. The aroma is quite complex but somewhat restrained: spicy, earthy, hoppy, citrusy, bubblegum, clove, and light banana. The body is light but the mouthfeel is filling - more zesty than creamy. The flavor is sharper than most weizen - rounded, but less sweet. The wonderfully balanced spicy malt and hop character is remarkably refreshing. Finishes soft and gently spicy. Noteably unique and quite impressive.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2002 18:32:49 | More by NeroFiddled
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BitteBier

Indiana

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

A wonderful wheat beer for a hot, humid day (the conditions under which it was "tested"). A nice cloudy orangish pour with an excellent and reasonably long-lasting off-white head. Fruit and clove aromas are inviting and are good precursors to the taste that is to follow. Flavors are simple but pleasing, with interesting, though somewhat muted, endnotes. It's a beer that I can't entirely pin down but that I'm happy to drink up.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2002 10:56:11 | More by BitteBier
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WilliamPhilaPa

Pennsylvania

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

Little above your average German Hefe-Weizen...Pours a nice goldish color...Aroma's of banana and cloves on the nose... and the same can be found on the palate with citrus notes and a little lemony twang...not a regular for me (the hefe) but overall enjoyable every once in a while on a nice warm day.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2002 16:45:42 | More by WilliamPhilaPa
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ADR

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle conditioned, darker hazy amber. Lots of aroma, banana and notes of caramel and spice. Pretty light bodied but impressive presence in the mouth, persistant flavor. Nice estery flavor, not at all lemony/sour but a muted wave of subtle banana/orange/clove with a slight touch of vanilla. The nice coating mouthfeel makes this a 3 season weisse to me. One of my favorites in a non-favorite style.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2002 05:39:58 | More by ADR
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Schneider Wiesen Edel-Weisse has a bright, clear golden color, until the yeasties are added in...then it has a dull, tawny bronze color. It has a creamy, white, tight head, which sticks around a bit....lacing is ok, at best. Pleasant spicy/banana nose...ahhh...not much clove, though. Starts with a bready/crackery maltiness, with some spicy flavor, a bit of clove, banana...yeastiness...mmm... Medium body and smoothness...with the typical Hefeweizen carbonation-induced prickliness. Verrry drinkable bier. Prosit!!

overall: 4.25
appearance: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4.5

105

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2002 16:01:39 | More by Bierman9
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marc77

California

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

The tremendously thick and mountainous head tops a very hazy light orange bubbly brew. Typically appetizing apperance for a German hefeweizen. Musty yeast notes in aroma, but the signature hefeweizen banana and clove notes are unexpectedly quite mild. There's the slightest hint of citrus as well. The aroma is reminescent of Paulaners hefe, but is more subdued . Although carbonation is high, the very smooth mouthfeel and rich body from the wheat protein provides for a cream - like sensation. Banana yeast notes are the prominent esters, but a slight bubblegum flavor can be discerned. Hop character is minimal, and only noticed in the bittersweet finish. A pleasant alcohol warmth is the final sensation. This beer reminds of Paulaner hefeweizen except with more body, apparent alcohol, and with less yeast fermentation byproducts. Edel - Weisse is a very interesting and flavorful brew. A bit more yeast esters would've added to the complexity.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2002 18:47:49 | More by marc77
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 500 ml (16.9 oz) slender brown bottle with info about the brewery on the back label, no freshness date.

Appearance: Cloudy orange with a thick meringue-like cream coloured head, this is due to the vigorous pouring and swirling of the yeast into the glass.

Smell: Pungent aromatic spicy clove with noticeable fruity alcoholic esters. Sweetness from a bready wheat malt character and a faint lemon aroma.

Taste: Sturdy medium body, smooth creamy mouth feel though an ample carbonation holds everything together. Straight forward tickly spicy flavour of cloves with suggestions of nutmeg and faded pepper corns. Hops are nearly non existent and are no match for the spicy character of this brew. Malt is quite sufficient and has a sour dough like quality to it, vague and mellow nuttiness from the yeast rounds out the beer with a complex elegance. Alcohol is evident and warms the mouth and body equally. The raw flavours of this intricate beer give a confusing yet blissful end.

Notes: German wheat in the raw, very robust and in you face. A beer to consume with full respect and enjoy like royalty because this is a trophy brew that flexes for all of the senses.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2001 20:33:03 | More by Jason
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