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Schneider Weisse Tap 1 Mein Blondes - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

Schneider Weisse Tap 1 Mein BlondesSchneider Weisse Tap 1 Mein Blondes

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229 Ratings
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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 13.73%


Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Weisse Weizen Hell.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 02-19-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 229 | Reviews: 113 | Show All Ratings:
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very good beer! Poured with a nice off white head that soon settled down and no lace. Color is a hazy/cloudy apricot amber. Aroma is yeast, malt, caramel, citrus, and other fruit. Flavor is similar to aroma with the following qualifications: more tang, more apricot, not too sweet ( just right actually), and all complimenting one another to a lovely whole. Body is good and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor and tapers very slowly with a slight fruity tartness at the very end. Very easy to like and drink this potion of oral pleasure.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2010 20:14:47 | More by drpimento
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milkbaby9

Florida

3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle into 0.5L Franziskaner weizen glass. Crazy amount of foam -- took a while to pour, but the foam eventually reduces down to a 1 finger head that sticks around a while even after pouring the yeasty sediment through it. Dull hazy dark amber color, somewhat darker than I expected.

Aroma of wheat and malt plus banana, clove, and slight bubblegum? Taste opens up with a bit of sour lemon, cloves, and banana and yields to a fresh yeasty pretzel bread and light maltiness. Slightly salty earthiness peeks in maybe from the yeast?

Carbonation is too low, and this finishes too wet. Hops only maybe expressed in the initial citrus tang, almost no bitterness. Mouthfeel is heavier than I expected for a hefeweizen.

Tastes a little bland; it's got a nice bunch of flavors working in there, but not strong enough and the bready wheat and malt are not as assertive or deep as I would prefer. Drinkability is a bit "ehhh" since I was underwhelmed by the taste... maybe this bottle was a little old?

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2010 07:50:41 | More by milkbaby9
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Mora2000

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. This bottle was labeled Tap 1 Mein Blondes.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is wheat, coriander and cloves. I don't get much banana in the aroma. The flavor is heavy on the wheat and cloves, but I also don't get much banana. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A decent wheat beer, but not up to the level of the other great wheat beers from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2010 04:42:11 | More by Mora2000
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gatornation

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this one pours the color of iced ted with a slow receding 2 finger head and slight haze then a beige ring as it warms..smell is subdued but cloves , bananas,spice,citrus and malt all are present..taste is hefe in a big way spice yeast and clove first,followed by banana,citrus ans some sweet malt..balanced nicely this medium and full of flavor better as it warms with nuances of yeast and fruit/spices..it drinkable and very good

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2010 20:54:11 | More by gatornation
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tealeaf

California

4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This may be the best tasting hefeweizen that i have had in america.
I have had many hefes in germany that i liked better than this one, but here in america nothing has beat it.

It pours a bit darker than expected. almost like a dunkel but a few shades lighter.

you defenately pick up the banana and clove in the aroma.

You pick up the banana and clove in the taste as well.

very refreshing and delicious beer

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2010 20:22:46 | More by tealeaf
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ScottyC

Florida

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Opaque, toasty brown color. Not as light as many hefes.

Smell: Citrusy -- but not overwhelming. Slightly sweet. Malty. Overall a subtle aroma.

Taste: Now this takes me back to Germany! Has a real Hefe taste, without being too acidic or too strong. Sweet, citrusy, and even a little nutty.

Drinkability: Goes down very easily, especially on a hot summer day. Also, I feel like it's not as harsh as other Hefes.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2010 20:11:40 | More by ScottyC
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konadrinker

Florida

4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Awesome looking stuff - exactly how a wheat beer should look. Big billowing blonde foam that eventually settles to about 2-3 fingers before slowly dissipating to a half-finger cap and leaves lots of sticky lacing.

S - Cloves, banana, wheat, pepper. Potent and lovely smelling stuff.

T - The taste is a little more subdued with mostly sweet malted wheat and banana flavors, and a bubble-gum finish. The clove and pepper seems to disappear, and there is a minimal aftertaste.

M - Lively carbonation, medium body, creamy texture, clean finish.

D - Super drinkable with a great clean taste - definite summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2010 14:39:56 | More by konadrinker
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Tone

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy, pale brown color. One inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of slight lemon, yeast, sweet malt, orange peel, and slight wheat. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is slightly smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, sweet malt, slight citrus, slight wheat, and slight hop. Overall, good body, blend, and aroma. Little darker than I'm used to, but still a good example.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2010 20:46:21 | More by Tone
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Clouded orangish gold color, a bit more amber/brown than other more yellow/golden Hefeweizens. Large, thick, creamy white head. Very good retention.

S - Normal Hefeweizen smells. Good amount of grain/wheat. Some clove and a bit of banana. Some other faint fruity smells.

T - Typical Hefe flavors. Good malted wheat base. Healthy amount of clove (more than other Hefes). Also probably slightly more banana and other fruit flavors than other Hefes. Lots of citrus, orange being most prominent and some lemon. Finishes with good amount of medicinal and some alcohol flavors.

M - Medium body with good carbonation. Creamy and smooth.

D - Really nice drinkability. Goes down smooth and easy. Full feel in the mouth with flavors that don't kill the palate, but make me come back for more.

Notes: ABV = 5.2. Nice Hefe that as a bit more of a spice/medicinal/alcohol kick than others. Also a bit more fruit flavors. Quite enjoyable, and perfect for summer or just an easy to drink beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2010 21:53:10 | More by FreshHawk
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thistle3189

Ohio

4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pores a wonderful dark color for this style, as it should as the original or standard for this style, everything else is to pale. Nice haze also.
S: Normal notes for the style but no Banana!
T: Wonderful, again no Banana! Is what I don't like about this style and this have none of it? This beer has big bold Wheat yeast and fruity flavors.
M: Vary crisp but not at all to dry.
D: This could go down easy especially if it by the L. and it was in a beer garden on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2009 03:32:02 | More by thistle3189
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yemenmocha

Arizona

4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pale brown, almost as if it is a light version of a Dunkelweizen. Near white head forms well and retains well. Nose is pleasantly assertive with a clean fresh whitebready component, light banana clove. Plenty of wheat malt on the palate give it a smooth sweetness over medium body, with the banana clove in the background. Again fresh bready components are noted. Finish is medium long and bready. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2009 02:34:38 | More by yemenmocha
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mfkr

Sweden

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Bottle in a 0,5l seidel

A - A murky golden colour with a white thin foamhead that quickly dissapears.

S - Wheat, Malt and a slight hint of citrus. Very faint smell all in all.

T - Wheat, Malt, citrus and a slight hint of banana. The wheat taste stays a while in the mouth after all the other tastes dissapears.

M - A thin body with pretty strong carbonation.

D -Very good drinkabillity.

Overall: A good beer but I prefer Schneiderweisse original over this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2009 11:32:48 | More by mfkr
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found this for sale at the beers of europe website for a good price.

Anyway, very good hefe appearance in the proper glassware, showing a radiant gold body under a billowing white head that leaves big globs of lace all the way to the bottom of the glass. Textbook. Standard aroma of banana and clove is as expected, though the taste falls short of my hopes a little. The banana and clove are at the forefront and ably supported by lightly tangy wheat. Decent balance between sweet and sour, with a lightly bitter crisp finish that curtails the aftertaste rapidly. Medium body with the billowing carbonation you expect for a hefe.

While this is a good variation on the original I'm not sure its any better.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2009 16:20:07 | More by bobsy
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Parrotshake

Australia

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The weather's turned unseasonably warm this past week or so and I'm knocking off work at around 3pm these days when the weather's still a bit sweaty, and for my part, I've been craving wheat beers. This one, I've never really noticed before. Let's have at it.

Pours a gorgeous cloudy orange with 2 blondish fingers of head. On the nose, banana bread and a smidge of white wine. Not exactly jumping out of the glass at me, though.

Typical banana weizen flavors meet with sweetish bread, cloves and a vague hint of other spices. Bubblegum flavor is present too, especially in the finish, along with a sourish wheaty/white-wine twang. Ghostly hints of other fruits by and by (apples, pears).

Big time, champagne-like carbonation makes the mouthfeel seem creamier than it is. Refreshing.

I like this better than regular Schneider-Weisse by quite a bit, but I can't really put a finger on why... slightly more depth, maybe? I can imagine drinking this alongside almost any foodstuff and it being extremely pleasant at the least, if not a magic match. Addictive - I'm not even finished this one and I want another. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2009 06:38:43 | More by Parrotshake
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served cold in a pint glass. It pours a deep golden yellow color with just a slight bit of haze. The soft white head settles quickly leaving a thin layer on top.

Aroma is evident even from a distance which is impressive considering it's a wheat beer and because I generally have a weak sense of smell. It has a very nice characteristic German wheat beer aroma of sweet banana and mild spice.

Flavor is very pleasant with banana, pink bubble gum, and green pear. The spice from the hops is very mild but it's just enough to balance out the sweetness from the malted wheat.

Mouthfeel is light in body with ample carbonation. Without the bubbles it would be quite thin. Drinkability is great, as with most good wheat beers.

Overall it's a very pleasant beer but it falls short of the greatness that is Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2009 04:19:58 | More by GilGarp
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MuenchenerKindl

Germany

4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a .5L bottle to a hefe glass the liquid is a nice medium orange with good carbonation. The head is tall and white and leaves good lace.

The smell is very good, banana cloves and even a bit toasty.

The taste is great a really nice brew, lots of banana and cloves with a hint of a roasty flavor you normally get from the dunkles.

The mouthfeel is very good a nit thicker then medium and good carbonation.

The drinkability is good, I would get more of these for sure.

Prosit, MK

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2009 23:06:31 | More by MuenchenerKindl
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the Delerium cafe in Brussels - been looking for the Weizenhell version for a long time now. Served in a Schneider weizen glass.

A - Awesome looking stuff - exactly how a wheat beer should look. Big billowing blonde foam that eventually settles to about 2-3 fingers before slowly dissipating to a half-finger cap and leaves lots of sticky lacing. Hazy dark peach color that is a little darker than the regular stuff. Not sure what else you'd want from the style.

S - Cloves, banana, tangy wheat, bubblegum, black pepper. It's perhaps a little spicier than the original, but not super different. Still it's very potent and lovely smelling stuff.

T - The taste is a little more subdued with mostly sweet malted wheat and banana flavors, and a bubble-gum finish. The clove and pepper seems to disappear, and there is minimal aftertaste.

M - Typical weizen texture - moderate carbonation, medium body, soft texture, clean finish. I actually like my weizens to have a little less zing on the upper lip, but otherwise this was solid.

D - Super drinkable. Low ABV, moderate carbonation, great clean taste - definite summer beer. Not sure why we don't get the Weizenhell version in the US, as it's a nice spin on an old classic.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2009 09:39:47 | More by MasterSki
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Naugled

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle served in wheat glass

a: large rocky head that dissipated quickly, some chill haze that cleared up as it warmed, dark straw color

s: clove dominate, sweetness, and secondary notes are spicey black pepper

t: clove is dominate in taste as well. some sweetness and tartness, with very subtle banana in the background.

m: thin, slippery and sugary

d: very drinkable and refreshing, but you have to like cloves for this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2009 19:53:08 | More by Naugled
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Stunner97

New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance- Dark brown, murky and cloudy, nice thin white head, no bubbles to be seen, looks like alot going on

Smell- Wheat, yeast, lots of doughy ness, fresh odors of lemon and citrus

Taste- Lemon citrus up front and lots of fresh delicous wheat flavors, tangy fruits hit the tongue, balanced with some definite malt sweetness and slight touch of hop bitterness, a very refreshing sweet yet slight tangy blend

Mouth- light and quafible, carbonation can be felt as if goes down,

Drinkability- incredibly great wheat and was not disappointed again by schneider, so refreshingly crisp and pure, freshness resinates through the beer, very complex yet simply put refreshing as possible, cant wait to enjoy one on a very hot summer day

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2009 19:37:48 | More by Stunner97
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adamette

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in 500ml bottle at Winking Lizard in Mentor, Ohio into a clean, clear pint glass. It was probably served way too cold, about 45 degrees. Since it was delivered to my table without a cap I did not want to wait too long in order to let it warm up for the thought that it might lose carbonation.

A Pours with a tremendous off white head of about 3 inches which lingered for about 15 minutes and left nice lacing in the bottle. Body is dark caramel brown and opaque from what I could observe in the poorly lit Winking Lizard.

S Sweet wheat, bananas and pear with distant clove. Little to no hops IMO. Possibly even some yeast, grains smell as well. Very inviting.

T Very nice Hefe. Not as sweet as Weizenbock but I don't think that it is supposed to be. There is more wheat, yeast than any citrusy taste but it is really true to the style and really it delivers on the classic hefe that it promised to be.

M Lots of carbonation with that huge head to drink through most of the way through. I did try, by the way, to get a big head from this beer. This is a beer on the lighter side, however with reasonably low ABV and light tastes of wheat and smells of bananas, pears.

D Really great at this ABV and the light, pleasing tastes.

Notes: For me, THE classic Hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2009 04:56:38 | More by adamette
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HeyItsChili

China

4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass. Pours amber, fairly darker than other hefeweizens, and with a foamy white head.

S - Malty, wheaty, yeasty, and with faint spices.

T - Akin to the aroma; trademark wheaty taste with more malt than some, fruity, citrus notes and spices.

M - Thinner than medium bodied, decent carbonation.

Notes - A prototypical hefe.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2009 15:45:34 | More by HeyItsChili
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Nascartailgatefa

New York

4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from thrifty beverage, Chester, NY

Pours a dark brown. Much darker than most Hefe-weizens i have tried. two finger head, minor lacing. Good head retention.

Nice malty taste, ever so slightly fruity. very good drinkability. Nice finish and smooth mothfeel.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2009 19:18:54 | More by Nascartailgatefa
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TommyW

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Cloudy golden/orange with 2 inch off white head that fades at a moderate pace to a lasting lace.

S- Very fruity (banana and pear seem to jump out) and also some nice yeasty notes.

T- Nice maltiness throughout the taste. Wonderful fruit flavors mixed in throughout (again banana and pear jump out at me). Nice level of spice. Twangy and grainy wheat finish.

M- Strong carbonation up front with a medium body. Would almost be creamy, but the wheat flavors make it crisp overall.

D- Nice levels of carbonation and good balance of flavors make this very refereshing and drinkable.

Overall, this is definitely one of the best tasting German wheat beers I've had. Worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2009 16:58:39 | More by TommyW
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a dark, murky ice tea color with a beautiful bone white fluffy head that exhibited great retention while leaving a moderate speckled lacing behind.

S: spicy, and fruity full of bananas, cloves and aromatic yeasty scents.

T: spicy as well with some cloves, fresh bananas, and dry lemon hints all backed by a great wheaty backbone contributing to the rich, creamy taste. There was some ripe fruit (pears) as well detected as the beer finished with a dry spiciness.

M: medium, soft, creamy and very delicious to behold. A sharp carbonation brings out the yeast character and attributes here.

D: Great drinkability, classic example and finely brewed making for a fine drinking experience.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2008 00:06:35 | More by beerthulhu
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from the Beers of Europe, BB 02/02/09, served chilled in a pint-size weizen glass.

A: murky dark amber hue, topped with a thick layer of off-white frothy head with decent retention; carbonation is constant and semi-lively. All looks well for a weizen.
S: a very pleasant grainy aroma of malts, lively banana-bread-ish perfumy esters and sour-sweet lactose-drink dominate the nose, with (a little) random touches of cloves, vanilla, semi-sweet mangos and resinous notes of hops. Not as rich and caramely as the same brewery's "Original", but in a sense smells more pleasant and light.
T: light spiciness buttresses the citric-zesty fruitiness and lactose-drink yeastiness upfront, leading towards a pleasantly perfumy estery taste and aromatic grainy malts balanced consistently by a sour-lemony touch, before reaching a tangy, sour-sweet fruity, mildly clove-ish spicy as well as grainy-malty finish.
M&D: semi-lively carbonated, quite refreshing, very light on the body, albeit a bit thin in the end for my taste... True to the style and benefiting from the lovely esters and light-but-delicious grainy malts, this weizen proves a quaffable example of weizen bier.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2008 21:22:10 | More by wl0307
Schneider Weisse Tap 1 Mein Blondes from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
92 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.