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

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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

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Georg Schneiders Wiesen Edel-Weisse.

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Photo of kshankar

District of Columbia

4.45/5  rDev +8.8%

Cloudy with a pretty decent foamy head. Retention is good, recedes at a decent pace. Color is orange

Aroma: Mostly typical hefeweizen aroma..but it has something which I haven't gotten from this style before in terms of aroma. Its slightly fruitier, I'd say, but I'm otherwise unsure as to what this slightly "puckering" aroma is.

Taste: I think that scent is honey maybe, and it adds a great touch to the wheat/clove/banana notes of a hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel: Light, creamy mouthfeel. Goes down great

Drinkability: Excellent. Tastes great, mouthfeel is great. Relatively higher ABV for a hefeweizen, but its not really that noticeable. Recommended.

06-15-2009 05:42:28 | More by kshankar
Photo of ATPete

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +4.6%

16.9 oz

Pours a clear orange color with a small white head a bit unconventional for the style but it has a nice glow. Euro strong lager nose, sweet malt and wheat character, sharp, with notes of dried fruit and some detectable alcohol. Strong yeasty esters, caramel and strawberry. Very drinkable, light carbonation and a light body. Excellent beer although pretty unique for the style.

06-15-2009 01:40:04 | More by ATPete
Photo of RobH


4.93/5  rDev +20.5%

16.9oz brown bottle.

A: Poured into a Belgian tulip glass. Beautiful golden-orange colour. Pillowy, lasting white head.

S: Ahh, almost Belgian-esque yeast aromas of soft tree fruits and general deliciousness.

T: Soft wheat flavors sweetened (not cloying) by the fruity yeast flavors. Just enough hops in the background to keep it interesting, but certainly the yeasty esters define this beautiful Hefe.

M: Soft and smooth, with ideal carbonation. This one goes down quite easily!

D: Yes, bring me another!

06-07-2009 22:34:52 | More by RobH
Photo of bloberglawp

Quebec (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%

New offering at the SAQ, along with Dead Guy ale, Red Stripe, Lachouffe houblon, Gaffel Kolsch and a few others.

Pour a dark straw, huge head, huge large lacing. Beautiful light aroma of banana, pie crust and wheat beer. Flavor is very nice with a solid but light malt profile, a well balanced bitterness and a dry and lightly accrid finish that makes ya wanna have another gulp.

06-07-2009 01:47:20 | More by bloberglawp
Photo of LittleCreature


4.45/5  rDev +8.8%

Appearance - 2.0
Poured rather clear at first - most of the yeast was at the bottom of the class. After agitation and pouring in the last quarter, the beer has a surprisingly small white head which quickly disappeared over a murky, pale toffee coloured body.

Smell - 4.5
Very fruity on the nose, aromas of banana, toffee apple, grapefruit, clove and mixed spice.

Taste - 5.0
A rich and delicious hefeweizen with flavours of clove, banana, toasted grains, citrus, mixed spice and boozy Christmas cake. Hop bitterness is there, but all but drowned out my the spicy and fruity flavours from the yeast and malted wheat.

Mouthfeel - 4.0
Very smooth on the palate, moderately carbonated with very fine bubbles.

Drinkability - 4.0
Higher alcohol than most hefes reduces drinkability somewhat, although makes it more pleasant in the colder months.

I feel that this beer deserves a higher score, but the lackluster appearance let it down. The bottle was a couple of months within date, but I still may re-review to see if another bottle results in a prettier beer. God knows I won't complain about having to drink it again! A big beer and a must try for anyone who enjoys the style.

06-03-2009 08:14:05 | More by LittleCreature
Photo of BZero007


4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

Poured from the bottle in to my Aventinus aniversary glass. Pours a golden yellow color in to the glass and is actually very cloudy. The head forms perfect and does not go overboard, but it only last for a minute maybe two. The aroma coming from this beer is very nice and filled with floral and fruit notes, though it is not as strong as it's non organic counterpart. The taste was good and have to give it props for the organic brewing that made this very tasty brew. The taste is filled with floral and fruit notes but there is a constant weakness in the flavor after each sip. The carbonation in this brew I felt to be a bit much as it overtook the flavors. Drinkability is good and would happily drink this beer and relax out in the sun.

05-31-2009 18:45:36 | More by BZero007
Photo of TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

I'm a big fan of this style and often enjoy Schneider's similar non-organic offering.

This is also a decent beer, but strikes me as fruitier and more spritzy than its cousin. Pours a short-lived head that settles quickly to a heavy film. Not as good looking a beer as the standard brew, a less substantial head, far less lace, but still handsome.

Delicious hefe aromas and distinctly more fruity and sweet than its relation. Slightly more carbonation and a somewhat lighter mouthfeel.

Overall a beer worth trying and fun to stand up against the original Schneider hefe for sake of comparison.

05-25-2009 22:53:01 | More by TerryW
Photo of damndirtyape


3.98/5  rDev -2.7%

I greatly enjoy Hefeweissen, and normally I'm partial to Weheinstephaner, but I thought I would give this a try.
No freshness date on the bottle (at least none that I could interpret) but it started foaming the minute I popped the cap. Huge foam on this one that took awhile to settle down, and even when it did, there was still a thin head over the top. A very interesting honey orange color at first (clear - I hadn't poured all the bottle into the glass) and then very cloudy as I swirled the bottle to get all the yeast in (a lesson a German taught me - don't know if it's right though). The smell to me was classic hefeweissen - which I always think is good.
The taste is surprisingly mild, but not in a bad way. If you drink it before most of the yeast is in, you get a wheat beer with hints of orange. Once all the yeast is in though, you get the wheat beer flavors with nice flavors at the end, not overpowering bananas and cloves, but just a nice....well maybe honey and coriander? Dunno - I don't quite have the palate to tell these things. Very carbonated at first sips and then it gets very smooth as you let it warm up and drink it. Overall very nice and it went real well with a pulled pork BBQ dinner at home.

05-22-2009 22:19:14 | More by damndirtyape
Photo of pants678


3/5  rDev -26.7%

Put it in an English pint. Virtually no head, a very thin place that receded fast. It's a cloudy opaque orange, I've never seen a hefeweizen that wasn't at least translucent. Nothing gets through. It's a lighter yellowish tint at the bottom of the glass, the color change quickly at the bottom fifth.

Smells lightly of oranges with a honey overtone. I'm enticed.

The taste ain't much different, subtle but distinct. Coriander sweet and almost tart. Not at all what I expected, it's thicker with less carbonation than I've ever experienced with a hefeweizen. Orange can be a bit much, the carbonation does not provide cover, rather it pushes things along.

Rather heavy and thick, really. Should I say carbonated orange juice? Not quick that strong, but I do have to sip.

Smooth, but it ain't easy. I'd say it needs more carbonation, and an over all lighter, toned down body.

05-20-2009 05:12:01 | More by pants678
Photo of Driggers


4.15/5  rDev +1.5%

This one had been sitting deep in the fridge for around 9 months, so it was noticably mellowed.
This beer poured a rich gold to orange color. It was a tad bit darker in color than expected. It was moderately cloudy, but I always lightly swirl the last bit in the bottle to suspend the sediment. Head was light, airy and tall, but vanished quickly.

The smell screamed of clover honey. It smelled so delicious that it made my mouth water.

There was an initial sweet taste that gave way to a mild grainy bread flavor. A slight fruity tartness was noticed if held on the tongue. It finished with a lingering reminder of ginger and clove.

This beer has body, but is not heavy. Although it was not heavily carbonated, it has an interesting effervescent feel on the tongue.

This beer hides it's 6.2% effortlessly, and is easy to drink. I will definately come back to this one soon.

05-15-2009 01:49:36 | More by Driggers
Photo of juju7


4.38/5  rDev +7.1%

Love this beer. I like doing the first half of the bottle decanted and then letting the sediment into the glass for the second. Pours a beautiful orange hue with a generous head. That typical banana, bubblegum and citrus nose that all those great hefes have is present in spades. Very inviting. Nice solid body, length and finish. Plenty of flavour without much hint of the 6.2% alcohol. How a hefe should be.

05-03-2009 09:17:38 | More by juju7
Photo of jsg2220


2.93/5  rDev -28.4%

A - Straw to orange color with tiny fast rising bubbles, cloudy, 1/2" of off-white head with a few orange flecks throughout.

S - Cloves

T - Straw and cloves. It doesn't quite have the dusty flavor of wheat beers. It tastes clean.

M - Light and watery with just the right amount of carbonation to be very refreshing. It almost has a light beer feel.

D - Could definitley be a session beer and would probably pair well with just about anything attributed to the fact that it is alot like a light beer. It seemed to be a little off-balance like a light beer that wants to be more.

Etc. - This bottle foamed over as soon as I poped the cap and I had to rush it into the glass. It had a smooth trip from fridge to table so I'm not sure why... Also reading over other reviews I'm starting to think I may have gotten an old bottle. I may have to take another look at this one.

Served - 1 pint bottle into weisen glass

04-20-2009 14:01:29 | More by jsg2220
Photo of IBUnit63


3.85/5  rDev -5.9%

500 ml into Victory Sunrise glass...

This is a nice, rustic look. A little darker than expected but a cremy, pillowy 2-finger head with just a touch of sediment on the last pour (woops). Head is chunky and perfect eggshell in color. A bit of cloudiness in the natural honey/lemon body. Carbonation is moderate in quantity and speed through what looks to be quite viscous.

Good traditional banana esters with a touch of ginger, maybe a little orange zest and a spot of clove. Healthy and hearty with a nice wheat and yeast electricity. Extremely solid and maybe a little more heft than I'm used to. Hops are light and piney. No worries...

Whoa, camel! What the hell is this? There's a nice citrus sourness of active yeast that isn't quite funky but it's definitely au naturel. The carbonation brings out the spice of ginger and a little clove, while the almost Berliner Weisse yeast feel makes this extra tangy. A little surprising for the style, the tart lemon pucker - hope there's no infection issue but I don't think so.

Palate feel on this is a little clammy due to the sour citrus. It seems classical and old-school but slightly puckering. Wheat/malt heft lightens up on the palate but the sour yeastiness really dominates.

When all is said and done this is very refreshing. Drinks a little more slowly due to its sour nature but it's definitely thirst quenching. One for a very hot day.

04-19-2009 19:25:04 | More by IBUnit63
Photo of katan


4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

500 ml into a pint

A - Pours a cloudy dark golden color. Head formation is quite vigorous, but breaks down to about 1mm. Off-white in color. Lots of yeast in the body giving it the cloudy look.

S - Immediately hit with the german hefe yeast notes of clove and banana. The esters are strong with this one. A light wheat note hangs out in the background.

T - Starts off with a bit of sweetness which immediately gets beat down with the esters from the yeast. Lots of banana and clove- spicy as heck. Finishes with a small amount of yeast astringency.

M - Thick and creamy - full of body. Very solid body for the style. Carbonation is lighter than I have experienced with the style, which is okay by me.

D - Easily drinkable. Very well hidden abv. No palette fatigue, nor is this beer very filling.

Excellent hefe - I'm thrilled with this one.

04-19-2009 02:48:38 | More by katan
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

This is actually the first organic beer that I've ever had. The makers of Aventinus didn't disappoint.

Pours like apple juice from hell. Ridiculously cloudy and rich in yeast particles.

The aroma is incredibly juice-like too. Like a pear and apple cocktail. Sweet maltiness on the backside. Smells damn good.

The flavor is -- one again -- very juicy. The usual banana-like flavor evident of weizens is replaced with the taste of apples. Cloves are less evident, but are still present. It's very pleasantly tart.

The body is a bit heavier than I'm used to for a weizen, but what can I expect from the house of Aventinus? Finishes dry. Carbonation is right where you want it.

Schneider Ebel-Weisse is a wicked-solid beer, and a nice change of pace from the standard hefe. It's not the best I've had within the style, but it's still really tasty, and something I can see myself picking up from time to time.

04-17-2009 05:12:26 | More by BigJim5021
Photo of mithrascruor


3.35/5  rDev -18.1%

500 mL bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Foam started slowing pouring out of the bottle upon opening, and it had been sitting still for 30 hours. Scary...

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy apricot-amber color. Big off-white head (3 fingers) has good retention, and there's visible carbonation in the glass.

Smell: Nice mellow aroma with pears, oxidized apples, etc. Maybe a hint of banana. Can't detect any spices, though.

Taste: The taste is rather grainy, some of the apple and pear, and then hoppy (and slightly bitter) at the finish. I'm missing the clove and banana here, and the hops are a bit much for this style.

Mouthfeel: Light- to medium-bodied, moderate carbonation, and smooth.

Drinkability: Easy to drink, but doesn't make me really want to grab another quick.

A decent Hefeweizen, but not really impressive. I felt that the taste was lacking of some of the nice qualities of this style, maybe a bit too "rustic" in its construction. Worth trying, but I probably won't get again.

04-15-2009 03:07:28 | More by mithrascruor
Photo of AChamberlain


4.53/5  rDev +10.8%

Beautiful orange, with foam white head. Good pour, really pretty. Banana and clove aromas and flavor. Great spiciness in the flavor, delicious. Great mouthfeel as well. Zesty, yet smooth. Really, as good as it gets. The only thing holding me back from a five is the price. That keeps it from being too drinkable. Have one and then switch to Live Oak.

04-10-2009 18:57:39 | More by AChamberlain
Photo of Offa


4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

This is a pretty tasty hefeweizen and very drinkable.

Hazy gold-amber with a hint of brown, it has a smallish-medium head steadily shrinking to a small ring and leaving no lace.

The aroma is fermented pears, apple skin, wet grass, hint of dough. It has a strong hefeweizen character but is slightly different and quite perfumy.

The taste is good, a bit raisiny and apply with pear, hints of banana, grain, lemon and bubblegum, plus a quality that is hard to pin down. Its zesty but full bodied, pleasant, not too dry, very drinkable with lingering aftertaste.

04-10-2009 18:34:04 | More by Offa
Photo of Crack1Open

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

A- Pours a nice hazy orange. 3/8 head. Can easily see carb bubbles. Minimal lacing. Fine sediment in second pour.

S- Varying fruit smell and even bubble gum. That gives way to wheat.

T- Starts with varying fruit taste including banana, apple, apricot, orange, and mild cherries. Mild clove, mild hops, and slight alcohol taste give way to a tasty wheat and malt finish . Extra flavor in second pour probably due to sediment.

M- A lot of carbonation. Medium bodied. Semi-dry finish.

D- Highly drinkable. Nice to relax and enjoy this one.

04-10-2009 04:26:32 | More by Crack1Open
Photo of DigitalHype


4.68/5  rDev +14.4%

1/2 litre bottle. I think this is a date-code of some type.
08.189 1-2

This poured out a bright, slightly-cloudy, golden color. It produced about 1/2" of creamy head that quickly faded. Very little lacing. Very attractive, and tempting looking brew.

Smells like orange-blossoms and apricots. It has a very pleasing aroma.

I'm detecting flavors of honey, dried apricots, blood-orange, and biscuit-flavored malts. The fruity yeast compounds are there, start to finish. Very little hop bitterness. Nearly perfect!

Moderate-light carbonation. Alcohol is more noticeable on the tongue than the nose. In short, this is complex, delicious, and very drinkable. I can say. This is one of the best (maybe the best) Hefeweizen I've had.

04-10-2009 01:08:04 | More by DigitalHype
Photo of JRed

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +1%

Gorgeous looks: thick, pale, fresh squeezed oranges, some lacing. A nice complex aroma, initially light fruit such as oranges come to mind but then wheat, alcoholic undertones. Thick, wheat taste: notes of light fruit (oranges, peaches, pears), light alcohol, creamy, some vanilla esters echo as aftertaste. Medium-heavy in body with a fizzy mouthfeel. Hefeweizens always bring back memories of summer...I close my eyes and enjoy.

04-10-2009 00:21:34 | More by JRed
Photo of rhoadsrage


4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

(Served in a weizen glass)

A- This beer pours a hazy yellow body with a sl orange hue to it. There is a sea of tiny bubbles that support a thick spongy off-white head that last for about half of the beer.

S- This beer has a floral edelwiess flower aroma with a soft doughy aroma which is quickly followed by a crusty bread note. The finish has a green herbal note with an apple cider aroma that grows as the beer warms. There is also a perfumed club soda quality that comes through as the beer warms aswell.

T- This smooth fresh dough flavor has a faint green flower note with a pleasant soft citrus quality to it. The tosted bread crust flavor comes through softly at the finish and adds a nice note to the malt flavors.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a slippery texture and a very delicate fizzy finish.

D- This beer is smooth and soft with a subtle complexity that grows as the beer warms.

04-07-2009 21:08:51 | More by rhoadsrage
Photo of tai4ji2x


4.13/5  rDev +1%

500ml bottle

08:276 1-3
0544 2722

poured into weizen glass

big gusher! lost a lot of beer! :-(

murky, orangey straw. lots of fluffy foamy head, but fades upon drinking to a thin yet constant layer. one big half-ring of lace on top, then nothing for a little bit, and then lots of lace again later in the 2nd half of the glass.

fruity pears and banana esters in the nose. spice note is light; clove, nutmeg and also herbal, bordering on minty. bread and yeast, with a hint of grassy hop rounding things out.

similar fruitiness and yeasty bread in the flavor, with even a hint of cherry bubblegum. clove spice meets crisp, light phenols in the finish, with a moderate bitterness that helps to finish pleasantly in a mix of all the above flavors.

smooth, almost creamy, faint resins or acidity in the finish. moderate but complimentary carbonation.

a shame about the gusher. seems schneider needs to work on this. not the first time with their brews for me...

04-06-2009 08:10:44 | More by tai4ji2x
Photo of arizcards


4/5  rDev -2.2%

Picked up a 500ml bottle from BevMo in late November for $3.99.

Beer poured a cloudy orange with a white head that retains well. Carbonation keeps yeast floating like snow in a Christmas ornament. Nose is lemony wheat and hints of banana. Taste is light lemon wheat, hints of banana and clove, and a hint of alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, carbonation is nicely active, and it is pretty smooth. Overall drinkability is good. This is a nice hefe with enough qualities that make it a beer worth seeking.

03-28-2009 21:31:20 | More by arizcards
Photo of GodOfBeer

Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +7.1%

Pours a cloudy peachy orange with lots of sediment and dark floaters. Suprisingly not much head at all, which is sad.

Smells of cloves, banana bread, spicy, citrusy, sweet and malty, very nice.

Tastes like it smells, lots of cloves, banana, maybe some cinammon, subtle hoppiness, yeasty, a bit winey, very nice hefeweizen, better than their original IMO.

Average low carbonated mouthfeel, nothing special. Very drinkable, I really liked this.

03-27-2009 22:19:45 | More by GodOfBeer
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