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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

762 Ratings
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Ratings: 762
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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WMBierguy

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

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

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

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

Indiana

4.47/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

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

Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev +5.1%

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

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

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%

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 .

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

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -11.2%

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.

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

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -16.1%

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.

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

California

3.68/5  rDev -10%

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.

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

Connecticut

4.4/5  rDev +7.6%

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.

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

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%

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.

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

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10%

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%.

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

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +7.6%

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....

08-12-2003 23:18:40 | More by ZAP
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daledeee

Iowa

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%

I like hefeweisens anyway. And this is one of the best. Actually all of their beer is good.

Pours a nice cloudy yellow. Good head and stays around. Scent of yeast, citrus and some spice. A very "thick" tasting beer. Leaves tongue slick feeling. Not as much carbonated bite as I like but I love the taste. Orange/citrus and spice. Some hops also.
I like Weihenstephan a little better but this is close second.

08-03-2003 22:19:57 | More by daledeee
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

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

Kentucky

4.38/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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!

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

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

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

California

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

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

Texas

4.97/5  rDev +21.5%

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.

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

New York

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%

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.

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

British Columbia (Canada)

4.47/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

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

Oregon

4.97/5  rDev +21.5%

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.)

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

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10%

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.

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

Cyprus

3.08/5  rDev -24.7%

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

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

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

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