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

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Ratings: 828
Reviews: 522
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 48
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-09-2001

Formerly Schneider Georg Schneiders Wiesen Edel-Weisse.
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Ratings: 828 | Reviews: 522
Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark caramel orange with not too much head. Smells of floral jasmine, wheat and oranges. Tastes of a subtle creamy bread dough and honey, orange and grapefruit with a slight dryness. I must say that the taste and the smell compliment one another exceptionally well. Mouth feel is heavy with slight carbonation. The highlight of this beer is the complimentary nature of its taste and smell.

Photo of Bitterbill
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear* medium gold with a fairly large head that subsided a bit after a few minutes. *Until I poured in the sediment, then it was a nice, cloudy, bottle fermented organic hefe as advertised.

The smell was of cloves and some fruit, mainly bananas, but it also had sour notes.

The taste consists of some clove, wheat(duh), and more of the sour that I mentioned. The bottle has some numbers on it, which I assume are some code for the date: 04-231 1-2
0627 2723

Overall, even if this ends up being an old sample, I like it and I will drink it again.

Edit: I've had a few samples since my initial review and I have to say, the more I've tried, the better I like it. The clove and banana notes just hit my palate just *so* right, it's scary.

Photo of TurdFurgison
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into pint glass. Cloudy golden in color, with 2-finger white head.

Aroma is classic hefe, inviting in it's way. Taste is very good for the style in my opinion. Just not a fan of the style, but I'm rating within the box.

I think I experienced this beer at the wrong time (as an after-dinner drink rather than a summer refresher). OK nonetheless.

Photo of Px2GrafX
4.59/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

presentation: 500ml bottle with green and gold foil labels. an illustration of what looks like a state fair dons the front of the label. the schneider & sohn logo sits back at the bottom of the label. "usda organic". "original bottle fermentation" also printed on the label. abv displayed at 6.2%. there's a date on the back of the bottle, but i'm not sure if it's a freshness date. the word "organic" is all over the label. so what they're trying to say is, it's all organic.

appearance: hazy brassy yellow-orange with lemony highlights in a tulip glass. fluffy off-white 1.5 inch head that dropped fairly quickly. bubbles aggressively rise from the bottom of the glass like smoke from a campfire. head retention and lacing was less than average.

smell: spicey with a little corriander and a lotta cloves. some orange, bananas and lemons. spice cake and other malt sweetness. some light wheat and grass hop aromas. excellent nose!

taste: more spice and cloves dominating the first sip. some citrusy flavors and a sweet dessert cake like flavor as well. maybe cinnamon or nutmeg. some hop flavor and yeasty flavors in the finish. i'd like a little more orange flavor to counter the cloves and this would be unbelievable.

mouthfeel: a fairly thick medium body for a hefe. good carbonation and bite, but swallows like a dream. wow. how can something this crisp feels this smooth?

drinkability: dangerously flavorful, dangerously aromatic, dangerously smooth, and dangerously drinkable. thirst quenching and alcohol doesn't hinder. the only thing that slows me even a little is the clove flavor is so dominant, that it can become a little overbearing. however, 500ml gone inna flash!

overall: one of my new favorite hefe weisens. almost as close to perfect as it can be for this style. head was the only thing disappointing, and i may have used a dirty glass, but doubtful. there are a few tweaks to it that i'd like to experience, but other than that, top notch!

Photo of jhu1995
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a glass beer stein. Appearance was a cloudy/murky gold color. Had a very delicate, white head which rapidly dissipated leaving very nice lacing. Smell and taste was all bananas and cloves. Exceptional and very smooth taste with the banana and clove flavors lingering in the mouth. This is a very tasty beer and one to keep around. Light and refreshing.

Photo of DogFood11
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I have read about this brewery and it has an interesting story. You can read the short story on the back label but its not as interesting as if you search around the web. In short the brewery was blown up during WWII and was revived later to produce this gem that had been a staple of the munich oktoberfest.

Beautifly crafted. Only a one finger head after a normal pour but it hangs around throughout the gobblage. fairly filtered looking for a heff. Bananna aroma and some northwest hops come out in the smell. Floral tasting on the buds, yeast and barley are in the background but mainly the fruit/bananna are dominant. This brew has a lot going on. Medium body and finishes with some slight sour puckering.

I enjoyed this offering from Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn, I would reccomend this as a transition beer as its tame but has alot of character and well produced.

I could do without the organic labeling but I move on quickly as its a no win deal.

Photo of cubedbee
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light hazy orange with lots of particles visible floating around. The thin white head lasts 30 seconds before vanishing completely. Nose is dominated by cloves with delicate orange-banana fruitiness lingering in the background. Taste isn't nearly as spicey as the nose suggests---its actually a very wheaty malt taste up front with a light banana and floral hops hitting in the middle and a nice lingering clove aftertaste. Medium bodied with a high level of carbonation, this is quite a refreshing beer. I think I prefer the original, but this is a mighty fine Hefe, organic or not.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, significantly yeasty amber with the suggestion of orange when backlit. The bone white head is tight-bubbled with an almost featureless surface. My prediction is perseverance and a clean glass (which turned out to be true). I can read foam like a gypsy reads tea leaves.

Clove, clove and more clove. If anyone doubts that hefe weizen yeast imparts spicy, clove-like esters to beer, or doesn't know what clove smells like, have them smell this one. There's nothing else about the relatively low-wattage nose, banana for instance, that makes me think hefe weizen.

As often happens, the flavor is better than the nose. The beer is still significantly clove spicy and banana has now entered the picture. I think I'll start rating my hefe weizens on something I'll call a banan-o-meter. This one gets a 3.5/5.0, maybe even a 4.0. Damn, I waffle as much on my newly invented banan-o-meter as I do on the appearance, smell, taste, etc.

More malt would have been nice since the beer isn't quite as full or as sweet as I prefer. Interestingly, I couldn't pick up any Cascade hoppiness. What's that you say? Cascade? Dedicated label readers will discover that good ol' American citric hops are added to the kettle. As much as I love Cascade, I'm not sure that using them in a hefe weizen is such a great idea. It doesn't really matter, though, since I can't taste them anyway.

The mouthfeel is on the lighter end of the style spectrum and is zippily carbonated. That's okay since those characteristics contribute to a high degree of drinkability. Just because I prefer something else doesn't mean I can't appreciate this mouthfeel for what it is.

Wiesen Edel-Weisse is a good, light-bodied, clove-intensive hefe weizen that is wonderfully quenching and could be consumed in quantity if one was so inclined. I have a feeling that after a hot, sweaty afternoon of trudging along behind the lawn mower, popping the cap on one of these would be a tremendously rewarding experience.

Photo of Hunter
3.12/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy apricot with a wispy head thsat gives up the ghost 60 seconds after the pour.

Wheat malt in the nose, some banana-citrus esters playing about as well.

Taste is slightly sharp, wheaty and bland. Little to no aftertaste and a thin mouthfeel.

Not bad, but not particularly complex either.

Photo of oberon
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours just a slightly hazy straw color with a white one finger head that is gone quite quickly,love the aromas clovey spice and banana with a light iron note underneath it all.This is a real hefty weisse at 6.2% like the same non organic version I have yet to try very sturdy full mouthfeel.Very wheaty flavor profile along with a clove aspect just enough citrus/lemon underneath to keep it from being one dimensional.A damn fine weisse and big to boot.

Photo of thechaacster
4.94/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazed gold with a thick, creamy head that settles to a nice thick lace. The chunky yeast may be off putting to some, but I suggest that you give it a good hard pour regardless. Mouth watering aroma of fresh apple cider, tangy and spicy. The combination of American hops with German wheat and yeasts make this one of the most unique beers I have tried. Fruit and spice character is all over the map, with apple, banana, pear, lemon, clove, pepper, and more substantial hop bitterness than your average hefe. Dangerously drinkable, this is a godlike treat for weizen lovers. My all-time favorite.

Photo of maxpower
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy yellow, huge thick foamy white head, leaves a clingy lace in the glass, aroma of wheat, bananas and spices. Flavors of wheat, banana-clove yeasty flavor. Nice body clean and crisp, carbonated mouthfeel, very refreshing another one of my favorites.

Photo of carln26
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep hazy straw gold color with a thick fluffy head. Excellent carbonation in the form of champagne bubbles rises to the top of the glass. The aroma has layers of banana, clove, a little orange, and a bit of bubblegum on the finish. The flavor is sweet up front and lacks the banana and orange I found in the nose. Hmmmm. Tastes more like a traditional American wheat than a Hefe. Crisp, refreshing mouth feel, decent drinakbility.

Photo of Dukeofearl
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly cloudy, golden with an initial foamy white head that quickly dies to a thin cover.

Aroma is lemony/citrusy, with an organic yeasty smell that is very reminiscent of Schneider Weisse (not surprising, since they both are made by the same brewery). Which in my opinion is a good thing, don't get me wrong! But now, I'm not sure I can review this in any way except as a comparison to that other excellent beer.

Flavor is nice and wheaty with a solid lemon citrus overtone. Very nice and refreshing mouthfeel, with good drinkability. I could easily have several of these sitting on the patio, or in a biergarten, or at the pool.

To me, this is Schneider Weisse light. It's really good, and light and refreshing, not nearly as heavy, and actually more drinkable for that reason. But the down side is that the flavors are not as rich and full. Good in its own right, but not quite up to its big brother.

Photo of ViveLaChouffe
3.57/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy gold with a thin ivory head. No lace. Smells of banana and lemon. Light hints of clove.

Taste is spicy and lemony. Hints of banana. Sweet wheat malt. Mouth is crisp but a bit thin. Certainly drinkable but nothing special as far as hefes go.

Photo of Troyone
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy chicken broth color with a slight tan hue. Minimal head that dissipated to nothing and lots of carb action. Bottom of bottle has evidence of yeast.

Slight cookie, banana, and bready caramel malt aroma with a spicy hop smell.

Moderately sweet and lightly acidic grainy caramel malt taste with a slight spicy tangerine hop flavor.

Light body, slightly watery and syrupy texture, soft and almost flat carbonation, and a smooth finish.

Drinkability is good, the best organic offering for this style that I've tried.

Updated 02/08/09 after reading the previous review I think that was a different beer. This one almost blew the top off.

Photo of LuckySevens82
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml Bottle
Pours a very hazy straw/orange color with a nice slightly off-white head.
Smell is heavy wheat, cloves, banana, sorta musty actually, and maybe a little floral (actually smells kinda like carnations).
Taste is very nice. Slight wheat tartness followed by slight clove, pretty heavy banana, and just a hint of floralness to the beer. Very smooth with just a hint of spicy german hops.
Mouthfeel is as to be expected, very easy drinking. Perhaps a bit thin at the end, but overall nice.
Overall, a great wheat beer. Not 100% sure what the flavor difference between the organic Edel-Weisse and the non-organic is, but I don't think I'd have a hard time drinking another of either.

Photo of Gaisgeil
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light and shimmering gold in color with a bit of sediment if disturbed with a fluffy white head that left a thin layer throughout the glass. Nose is really fruity, also quite spicy. Taste is very nice, smooth and crisp, lots of fruit particularly banana. Heavy, heavy clove presence, more than most hefes, quite nice. Highly drinkable beverage, I could drink a lot of this.


Photo of jimbotrost
3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy ddep gold hue in the pour, medium white head and sediment.Aroma is definitely yeast dominated some fruitiness, some slight citris, some slight spice. Flavor is very sweet, fruity and very light except for some syrupiness on the tongue. Finish is sweet, not cloying, suprisingly crisp. Nice drinkable beer.

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was a hazy yellow beer with a low, fizzy head... a little too fast and fissy for my tastes, almost like soda. When you can hear the head subsiding, it's too much.

Aroma was of wheat malt, clove, and some yeastiness. All right.

Flavor was of wheat malt, slightly sweet, with black pepper and coriander spiciness. That was an interesting touch, and unexpected.

Mouthfeel was average for a wheat beer, but a little too carbonated for my likes.

Drinkability is a little better than average for a wheat beer. I wouldn't go too far out of my way to seek this out again, though, as wheats are not my favorite style.

Photo of RenoZymurgist
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy gold brew with a frothy white head that sticks around for a long time. Aroma is more mild than other hefes with a touch of banana and clove and a dry malt note. The taste is very enjoyable to me as I think that other hefe rely on the yeast flavors a bit too much. This beer begins with a nice hop flavor but is not even close to bitter and then it segues into a creamy blend of dry wheat malt flavor and a touch of clove. the finish is very clean but a touch of the malt flavor do linger. The mouthfeel is a bit lacking as I like my hefes with a touch more CO2 than this one but it is not bad. Very nice beer that can make a great session beer or just a great beer to have on a hot summer day when everyone else is drinking lager.

Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at the Southside Beer Expo, United Liquors, Frankfort, IL. A good German Weizen, not quite as full of hefeweizen qualities as others, but well made. Subtle weizen character allows a surprising hop profile to show through. That's right, a hoppy tradition German weizen.

Photo of beertastegood
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful golden color, slightly hazy with a two-finger head. Smells of bananas, wheat and raisins. Tastes like bananas too...a discernible sourness towards the end that is not unpleasant at all. Flavor is very distinctive, even among other hefes. Finish is dry and slightly malty sweet. It is easy to taste the wheat malt in this one. Mouthfeel is, not surprisingly, effervescent and medium bodied. Drinkability is pretty high (it is a hefe-weizen,after all). Another quality wheat beer from the Schneider folks.

Photo of merlin48
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle served into a large Kapuziner weizen glass. Pours a dirty lemon colored body with the yeast swirled in, with a two centimeter white head that quickly falls into some sheet lacing. Body exhibits active carbonation and some suspended yeast particles. Aroma has earthy yeast, banana and lemon, and a prominent spicy component of white pepper, cloves, and coriander. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with some malty thickness. Medium carbonation. Taste begins with bready yeast, lemony citrus, and spicy pepper and clove. Banana emerges midway through as does some noble floral hoppiness. Finishes somewhat dry with a mild noble hop bitterness that is excellent for style. I really enjoyed the taste of this one. Earthy character lends an "organic" feeling. Very well constructed and highly drinkable.

Photo of scriabin
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very nice beer in the classic weisse style. The lovely flaxen, unfiltered appearance is enticing from the moment it is poured. The smell is a sweet mix of banana, clove and wheat. The flavor is very nice indeed, again with a nice balance of wheat, clove, and banana. An excellent choice for fans of the weisse beer.

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