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

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Ratings: 805
Reviews: 518
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 44
Gots: 29 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-09-2001)
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Photo of icetraxx
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Three finger head that dissipates to a one finger in seconds. A decent example of what a typical German hefe should look like, despite the minimal lacing and poor head retention. (3.5)

Strong bubblegum and spicy noble hop aromas. Banana and apple esters are very forefront, with a hint of clove in the backdrop. A crazy amount of aroma for a wheat beer. This one also has a very strong wheat presence in the background. (4.5)

some spicy noble hops and spicy clove dominate. This one has a strong wheat backbone, almost pastry like. This is the first beer I've ever had that reminds me of gingerbread cookies, and I have had a lot of different hefes in the past. The fruity esters are less pronounced in the taste, possibly due to the dominating clove spiciness. This beer is very flavorful for what it is, it could stand up next to a DIPA as far as intensity of flavor goes. There is lingering clove on the finish, but the finish is relatively quick and clean with a slight acidity that makes you want to take another sip. Sweetness is nicely low, with a nice bitter balance. (4.5)

M: Well carbonated, the suspended yeast and bottle conditioning lend a nice and thick medium body for a hefe. Not quite as cream as some other hefes I have had, the lack of head retention definitely doesn't help. (4)

D: The strong flavor makes this one a nice winter warm-up beer, the refreshing aspect of most wheats is not present in this beer. I could drink a second one quite easily. (4)

O: An excellent hearty wheat beer that isn't for those that can't stand flavor in their beer.

Photo of wahhmaster
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a Schneider Weisse weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy orange color. Has a medium-sized foamy head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing.

Smell: Smells strongly of fruits, especially lemons, oranges, and bananas. Has faint hints of cloves, spices, and yeast.

Taste: Starts bitter and yeasty. Finishes spicy with hints of bananas and oranges.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, clean, and exceedingly refreshing.

Drinkability: A great hefeweizen. Contains everything a hefeweizen needs (yeastiness, fruitiness, refreshing feel). Maybe not the best out there but certainly worth a try.

Photo of WYVYRN527
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my weizen glass from the 500 ml. bottle.

A: Cloudy golden to light amber in color, with a two-finger thick head that retains very well. Lacing is excellent, and carbonation is very fine.

S: Fruity and spicy malt aromas are present, with hints of cereal and a bit of hayfield. Hops are more prominent in this beer than others of the same style.

T: Lovely! Bready malt and spice, with hints of banana, fig, and some honey. The finish is hoppy. Citrus, grass, and some larch dry out the beer, and result in a long-lasting aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied and has a very soft mouthfeel. The finish is long, but very clean.

D: I cannot believe I haven't reviewed this beer in the past. It's always been one of my favorite Hefes. Very smooth, easy to drink, and complex. It's a beer that everyone needs to try at least once, even if one doesn't care for wheat beers.

Photo of Derek
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is hoppy!

A: Very cloudy, dirty straw; pours with an off-white head, some retention & lace, but not as much as their other hefes.

S: Clove, cinnamon?, lemon citrus & rind. Different, but certainly intruiging.

T: Clove, citrus, rind, vanilla, cinnamon, pepper, steelie-grassy & floral hops, pineapple, hints of banana & wheaty biscuit. Good bitterness, alcohol is well-hidden, but it's effect is noticable as it's so damn drinkable. Not as traditional as I had expected, but I like it.

M: Moderate body is well attenuated & smooth, with a drying finish.

D: Quite drinkable.

Photo of chickencoop
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am a big fan of this style, and this one is truly a classic. Everything is a bit more noticable in this beer, from the banana notes to the light malts that carry this through to the end. This is very balanced, somewhat muted in a good way, that allows the flavors to come through. Overall, one of my favorites.

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

A very impressive beer with strong grapefuit and citrus notes. Floral hops and fruity esters dominate and the beer is not on the bready side.

The colour is a beautiful orange and the ABV is hardly noticeable in this beer. Could very esily have several of this one.

Photo of glid02
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Green's on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours a darker than normal golden-yellow color with a 1.5-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of spices - clove mostly with hints of coriander - with underlying light fruits. As the beer warms very light hints of earthy hops enter into things.

Tastes good. The spices are a bit more muted than the smell would intimate however the light fruit flavors - almost all banana but with very light amounts of orange peel - step in to help out. These flavors carry through to a crisp ending.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a very nice thickness with coating carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I finished my glass and could have another.

Overall I enjoyed this beer but I didn't think the flavors popped enough for it to break into the top tier for the style. Still, it's worth a shot.

Photo of baos
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml into tall glass. ORGANIC on the label

A: Hazy amber-orange with a tightly bubbled three fingered head. Lacing slides down pretty quick, but a nice look on this one.

S: Spicy wheatiness. Nice clove and pink bubble gum aromas. I love good wheat malt.

T: Cloves and pink bubblegum yumminess. This beer is one the quintessential Weisse biers for me. Yum.

M: Medium to light almost creaminess. Good for this brew.

D: I had 4 bottles at the Republican "end health care" soirée. I think I stole at least $4000 by pickpocketing.

Photo of ericj551
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Georg Schneider's Weisen Edel-Weisse pours a cloudy, hazy slightly red orange with a thin head despite the lasting rising bubbles. The aroma is sweet yeasty malt and warm rising bread. Some spice aroma comes through with some banana as well as a hint of herbal hops. The flavor is malty but not a sweet as the aroma implies. Dry, slightly chalky yeast flavor with some mild clove. The bitterness is moderate for the style and there is a nice herbal hop flavor. Overall I am pretty impressed with this one, and I will be drinking it again.

Photo of obywan59
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Notes from the gift box:
"Traditionally brewed for the Octoberfest in Munich. The term 'Wiesen' in Germany means meadow, and it is a slang term for Octoberfest.
Now brewed for the first time since 1942."

Pours a cloudy orangish-brown with a near 3 finger white head. Much like the Schneider Weisse I had last night, but a bit lighter. Sediment hanging in folds in the center of the brew like veils or thin satin curtains. Never seen that before. Sediment disperses to give a uniform cloudiness.

Smells wheaty, like sweet yeasty bread. Light spice with some ripe banana.

Nicely sweet,with a light bitterness in the end. Alcohol is well hidden.

Very smooth and drying. A bite from the carbonation early, but it disappears quickly.

Highly drinkable. Very smooth. You can down it in a hurry.

It seems to have more depth than the Schneider Weisse, but there's nothing overpowering about it. I could easilly down several of these.

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

Fills a weizen glass as a brown-tinged yellow-orange with a quickly dissipating thick and tight head.

Smells of several fruits that I can't quite make out, as well as bananas. Very fruity and sweet-smelling. Big yeastiness to this brew, really comes right up to you.

The yeasty goodness is here in the taste, as well as a wonderfully thick fruityness and bananas.

Other reviewers seem all over the place on the carbonation and mouthfeel, but for me, it is spot-on for a hefeweizen. The grainy medium body meld well with the carbonation. It is a delicious example of a hefeweizen. Super drinkable, even with the higher than average ABV.

Photo of hustlesworth
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- cloudy burnt golden body with well defined floating particles. foam is big and expansive and settles to a thick disk without much lace.

S- fruity and phenolic, with alcohol aromas complementing the yeast. fruitiness is akin to a BSPA or a tripel. pear, apple, banana, clove, plum, grape, sweet cookie malt underlies the yeast. very fragrant and nice.

T- tart fruity and sweet, again very much like a weakened tripel. apple. pear, grape, melon, plum, banana, some caramel, sugar cookie, and an earthy dryness with just the tiniest hint of cocoa butter. alcohol flavor is evident especially on a burp.

MF- thinner and not as soft as i would expect from a world class hefe. aggressive prickly carbonation and a slight alcohol dryness.

D- not bad but not outstanding, i would recommend other widely available examples (ayinger, franziskaner) over this one.

Photo of RoyalT
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - The bottle foamed over when I opened it, so I gave this one a very careful pour. The head is white and very tight and the body a darker orange than I expected.

Smell - Primo hefe weizen aroma. The yeast is huge and laden with light fruits. This one smells heavenly.

Taste - This is very good. The fruits are heavier that the norm, especially the banana, and the yeast is right on target. It's kind of in between a hefe and a Belgian pale ale.

Mouthfeel - The one noticeable drawback to this offering is the lack of carbonation. This bottle was almost downright flat, which is off-style for sure. Otherwise it felt very good in the mouth. Fuller than most hefe weizens that I've had, this one was actually medium-bodied and kind of chewy.

Drinkability - I wanted an afternoon snack and opted for this over a bag of chips. I'm much the better man for it. This was a neat experience. It is a very interesting take on the style.

Photo of babaracas
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky orange / amber with a small and fast fading head, odd for a hefe. Smell: caramel and wheat, slight clove and bubblegum. Taste: whole wheat cracker, light toffee, husky import grain character, clove spice, touch of bubblegum. Active carbonation but a bit fleeting. Different from their main hefe, which I preferred. 9-239.

Photo of ktrillionaire
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A – Too much sediment for some timid members of tonight’s drinking party. Yellow-orange, cloudy, off-white head, good sticky lacing.

S – Orange, clove, wheat, ester.

T – See smell. Typical of the style and beyond fundamentally sound. Very enjoyable, full, rich, and yet light taste.

M – Decent, not phenomenal.

D – Only so many hefeweizens for me...

Photo of dciBA
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours a nice golden yellow into my hopfen weisse glass. What little head there was faded away quickly. A fruity spiciness in the nose that carries into the flavor. Not much else to taste besides spice and banana, but that's ok with me. This one drinks very well. Nice and smooth with a little less carbonation than I would expect from the style. Another great wheat beer from shcneider, although I think the original schneider weisse is superior to this one.

Photo of jbonapar
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a bottle from a nice SAQ in Quebec.

Poured a honey tone with a nice head, not too foamy but comfortably dense.

Smell - almost tropical fruit-like with a slight sourness to it. A touch of vanilla.

Taste - Cream Soda with a bitterness from hops, i think i sense more hops than others have. But yes, Pepper. White Pepper and cloves hidden in the back. Not overpowering at all, perfectly balanced. A nice German version of an Ale with a hint of Lager, hard to define.

A fantastic beer, i think what makes this beer so enjoyable is that it is a complex yet drinkable beer. You could easily "enjoy" 8 of these out with the friends watching a Hockey Game.

Photo of psujmatt
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden, cloudy, almost shimmering. Little or no head.

S: Clove, spices, yeast. Almost a tinge of Belgian yeast aroma, but not as earthy. Very fresh and clean, with a tough of something sharp in there, perhaps a grapefruit.

T: Very spicy but light. Little or no evident hops, but very balanced. The spiciness lingers on the tongue, entertaining the taste buds. In addition to the spices, I detect some light fruitiness...maybe plums and bananas, or something tropical. Not quite guava but something that reminds me of Hawaii.

M: Nothing extraordinary here in terms of texture, but solid performance. Love the way the flavor lingered and evolved though after swallowing.

D: I could drink this all day everyday.

Photo of drabmuh
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 0.5 L bottle into a Wiesen Edel-Weiss glass. Served with sediment (intentionally). Beer is dark yellow / amber and hazy (after the addition of the sediment. Forms a thick off-white head of medium to large bubbles that leaves lacing as it falls away.

Beer smells like wheat and yeast. Not a lot of esters in this beer but its not your typical hefeweizen. There are some light fruit esters upon closer examination. Great smell.

This is one of my favorite hefeweizens available to me in the states. The flavors are a mixture of fruity and yeasty with some wheat character. Good full bodied beer, good palate connectivity, drinkability is really really high. Overall one of my absolute favorites, can't wait to see my rDev on this one. A near perfect hefe.

Photo of bminor7
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml from Hoosick St Beverage in Troy, NY.
Consumed on 10/26/2009.

A - sickly brown hazy pondwater. 1 finger head fades to nothing...seems to be lacking freshness?

S - graham cracker, along with the ubiquitous clove/banana

T - fruity sweet. wheat malt, yeast, spice.

M - thin and fizzy initially, but carbonation fades quickly. alcohol in the finish. seems to be missing some complexity.

D - definitely up there. i can see having 3 of these at a summer picnic. my bottle was in the front rack at the store and although not skunky, may have not been so fresh. i'll revisit at some point to confirm.

Photo of Mora2000
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is what you would expect from a hefeweizen, with lots of banana, cloves and a bready malts. The taste follows the flavor, heavy on the wheat malt with cloves and banana in there as well. This is heavier on the wheat than a lot of hefeweizens, but it is still very good. A nice take on the style. Very drinkable.

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

This might have been the best hefe I've ever had. From a gravity cask into a weissen glass, the beer was hazy gold, fairly thick white head, a little lacing. Intense floral aroma, like being in a field of wildflowers, also some fruit and spice. Sweet malt taste, lemon/orange, with some sour spiciness at the end. A wonderful, refreshing beer.

Photo of yemenmocha
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy golden colour with above average rocky white head that retains well. Nose has a very assertive banana/clove with fresh yeasty/bready aromas. On the palate the wheaty malt flavors are more pronounced than most weissbiers, with more alcohol warmth on the finish. More assertive but not as drinkable as the regular Schneider Weisse.

Photo of mdagnew
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a hazy light golden yellow colour... White head poured typically big thick and foamy then faded slowly to nice thick layer ... lots of carbonation rises to the surface... decent amount of thick sticky lacing...

Aroma - Nice clove spiciness, light vanilla notes, noticeable wheat, quite bready, very little malts, light fruitiness (banana and lemon), quite peppery...

Taste - Light biscuity malts, fairly strong clove, definite breadiness, quite creamy, good fruitiness (lemon, pear and sweet banana), salty, honey grassy and peppery hints...

Feel - Very smooth and creamy with just a little bite underneath... light body... Extremely refreshing and drinkable...

Overall - An excellent German hefe... recommended..

Photo of champ103
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy orange/amber color. A surprisingly small white head forms and recedes in a second. No lace is left either.
S: A sharp fruity ester aroma of banana and citrus. A nice floral and spicy aroma. Bread, biscuit, and yeast. Lots going on in the nose.
T: Again, very sharp and pungent fruity esters that follows the nose. Spicy yeast flavors. Gritty and dirty.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Pretty dry. Easy and smooth to drink. The alcohol is a little higher than I would like for the style, but it is still and easy session.

A really good Hefeweizen. Something worth tracking down.

Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Mein Grünes from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
92 out of 100 based on 805 ratings.