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

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Ratings: 769
Reviews: 516
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 38
Gots: 24 | 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 LordAdmNelson
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- A nice turbid caramel color with bits of sediment floating in it. Pillowy white head that fades to a quarter-inch. Some lacing.

S- Yeasty, with some significant clove character.

T- Slightly lemony, light clove, some bubblegum, bready/wheat malt finish. Slight pepper, although not as much as some seem to have noted. Very good.

M- Pretty creamy and light bodied. Carbonation is not overwhelming.

D- These hefes go down great. This one tastes great and drinks better. Good stuff, although I would still reach for a Weihenstephaner.

LordAdmNelson, Jul 16, 2009
Photo of tempest
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a 500ml bottle for $8 at Tap and Table in Emmaus, PA. The waitress gave it the proper, bottle-down-in-the-glass pour and it appeared a hazy amber with a tall white head. In both aroma and taste, this beer started very strong with phenolic bubblegum and then had notes of clove, pepper, and lemon around it. All around very smooth and drinkable, you just need to like bubblegum. Glad I tried it, and it's very well made, but I prefer less bubblegum.

tempest, Jul 08, 2009
Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy light orangey color wheat ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of great wheat malt a mix between some dry hops and some light citrus hops. Aroma of lightly sweet malt is quite dominant with some notes of dry and floral hops which provides an interesting and unique finale to this beer. Body is quite full with limited filtration and great carbonation. Very well done and while not adhering to any purity law it retains some good drinkability and uniqueness.

Phyl21ca, Jun 25, 2009
Photo of Anthony1
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured into a weissen glass

Pours a very cloudy gold with a white head.

smells of clove, yeast, orange, and banana. nice aroma
nice mix of zesty citrus and clove, hints of banana
light feel with a nice tingle of carbonation.

refreshing with a spicy taste

Anthony1, Jun 22, 2009
Photo of beergirlblog
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a beautiful hazy orange with a slight gradient of dark tan at the top to light yellow at the bottom. The head is huge at first, but it calms down quickly. Very little lacing left when I'm halfway through.

Smells sweet and caramel-like, a little malty. Definitely get some apple smells, but maybe that's suggested by the label?

It tastes sweet, a little sticky, with apple and fruity flavors, balanced by a smooth, bitter finish. Flavors flatten out too quickly and lose their pizzazz as the beer warms up. 30 minutes in, I can tell a very serious difference, but I also think it may not have been cold enough to start with.

Leaves a taste in your mouth like a piece of hard fruit candy would- just a thin, sweet, sticky coating. A nice thickness for the flavor profile.

Not very drinkable from a could-i-guzzle-it standpiont, for me. It's not likes its hard to get down- It tastes really good, but it's so full flavored and bodied, that it takes a little while for me to finish a bottle.

beergirlblog, Jun 20, 2009
Photo of JohnQVegas
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into Weizen glass.

Pours cloudy dark orange, with a full, pillowy off-white head right up to the lip of the glass that settles into a thin but solid cap fairly quickly.

Nose is fantastic - banana and clove, with a hefty dose of sweet toffee or honey and even some citrus. Very full.

Taste has all the hallmarks of a traditional weizen, clove and banana sitting at the forefront, but coupled to a richness in body that carries bready notes of toffee alongside the crisp wheat, and with just a bit of citrusy, almost piny hop character towards the finish. Just a bit of bitterness, the Cascades are definitely there in flavor more than bitterness. Beautiful. Finish is clean, but carrying along some banana and citrus as well. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is light and spritzy, full in flavor and medium in body. Nice, but the carbonation has just a hint of an edge to it that I'm not crazy about. Still good.

Like most hefes, drinkability is exceptional by nature. This is no different.

JohnQVegas, Jun 18, 2009
Photo of kshankar
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

kshankar, Jun 15, 2009
Photo of ATPete
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

ATPete, Jun 15, 2009
Photo of RobH
4.93/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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!

RobH, Jun 07, 2009
Photo of bloberglawp
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

bloberglawp, Jun 07, 2009
Photo of LittleCreature
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

LittleCreature, Jun 03, 2009
Photo of BZero007
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

BZero007, May 31, 2009
Photo of TerryW
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

TerryW, May 25, 2009
Photo of damndirtyape
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

damndirtyape, May 22, 2009
Photo of pants678
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

pants678, May 20, 2009
Photo of Driggers
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Driggers, May 15, 2009
Photo of juju7
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

juju7, May 03, 2009
Photo of jsg2220
2.93/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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

jsg2220, Apr 20, 2009
Photo of IBUnit63
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

IBUnit63, Apr 19, 2009
Photo of katan
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

katan, Apr 19, 2009
Photo of BigJim5021
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

BigJim5021, Apr 17, 2009
Photo of mithrascruor
3.35/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

mithrascruor, Apr 15, 2009
Photo of AChamberlain
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

AChamberlain, Apr 10, 2009
Photo of Offa
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Offa, Apr 10, 2009
Photo of Crack1Open
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Crack1Open, Apr 10, 2009
Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Mein Grünes from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
91 out of 100 based on 769 ratings.