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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

229 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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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)
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.88/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Light orange (before and after swirl) with a lively white head. Classic spicy clove and banana-ish aroma. MOre spicy than fruity but a decent balance and a nice tart finish. Medium bodied (leans light due to carbonation) and creamy.

Very solid ! Probably my 2nd favorite Hefe after Weihenstephen.

[16.9 oz bottle for $2.99] A bit pricey but worth it !

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2002 10:09:58 | More by RBorsato
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thierrynantes

France

3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (50 cl.), purchased in Bière & Chopes and tasted in 2011.

Appearance : yelow color, with white foamy head.
Smell : wheat aroma and banana notes.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet, wheaty and spicy flavours.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Hefe weizen hell.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 07:59:20 | More by thierrynantes
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A murky, orange, golden beer with an everlasting head which is very mousse-y and creates a nice cookshat.

Smell is full of banana and clove and the ussual spiciness which is creates by the yeast. Some grainy wheat smell.

Taste is spicy with clove, without showing a lot of the ripe banana flavors. The wheat gives the beer it's ussual grainy smell, which always appear 'not fresh' to me. A rather thin body which fits the style. This beer isn't really much different from other weizens I had. A solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2007 09:17:17 | More by Absumaster
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Globetrotter

Virginia

3/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tall and slender brown half liter bottle with a fairly distinctive white, blue and gold label featuring the image of either Schneider or his sone and a German baroque building below the name and seal of the brewery. Purity law applies. Best before 2/22/04, I didn't get around to opening it until 3/20/04. Me bad.

Pours a cloudy yellow, not noticeably darker than other Hefeweizens. The head is 1.5 fingers thick, white, and full of body. It lingers for a while, but not as long as I expect from a top notch German wheat. No lace. The nose is spicey and fruity, but really no better than average. The mouth is pretty light and very prickly - again, quite average. The flavor is good but mild spice and fruity tartness. There are no hops, but that is also average. The aftertaste is mild fruitiness. I know I'm bucking the trend here (and that my sample was beyond it's "best before" date), but I find nothing above average about this beer at all.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2004 20:50:58 | More by Globetrotter
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

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

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2012, so it's slightly out of date. ABV is stated as 5.2%. Picked up cheap from my local beer specialist. I'm a little confused about the difference between this and the original (Tap 7), but here goes.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A deeply translucent golden-amber with a ton of yeast. Yields a large fluffy head of white foam with decent retention; this eventually settles and dissipates. A rich, sweet aroma of bananas, cloves, marzipan, wheat malt and dry yeast esters. A subtle background fruitiness that is hard to place.

Tastes of wheat, with a bright, fruity character and a dry finish. Notes of bananas, cloves and earthy yeast. A hint of stewed hops and a faint staleness in the background. Mouthfeel is smooth and full-bodied, but dry and lacking in carbonation. Coats the palate. Rather astringent. Aftertaste of bananas, wheat malt and yeast esters.

Not bad, though perhaps not the best weissbier I've tried. All the expected flavours and aromas are abundantly present, but the dry background staleness detracts from the taste. The flat body doesn't help either - I was expecting a live beer to be more effervescent. Still, a solid brew with a nice character. Worth sampling.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 22:36:49 | More by jazzyjeff13
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BeerSox

Virginia

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

.5L into weizen glass

Pours a deep orange, almost brown hue. Perfectly couldy. Thick 2 inch eggshell white head with good retention. The head settles to a foamy cap. Moderate lacing.

Deep earthy yeast notes. Fruity banana aromas swirl throughout. After a swirl of the head, large amounts of creaminess show themselves. Light bready malt in the background to complement the fruit like aromas.

Medium bodied with zesty carbonation. Slightly dry finish, but still smooth at the same time.

Good well rounded hefe-weizen. Full of flavor and easy drinking.

Honey biscuit like malty flavors start out, then shifts to sharp fruit flavors. Minimal hop bitterness in the back of the mouth, just enough to oppose the malt.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2006 03:19:04 | More by BeerSox
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budgood1

Minnesota

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

pours out a very dark, somewhat clouded, copperish color with a very generous pillowy head that sticks. the addition of the ample yeast sediment turns it a murky swamp brown. but fear not, while without the yeast it is a tasty and refreshing wheat beer...the adding of the yeast multiplies the flavors and complexities in the nose and tongue. it smooths out the full mouthfeel, and provides a unique spicy aspect above and beyond the token clove and banana and other faint fruit flavors. smoke, wood, tobacco, and nutmeg are ones that come to mind. i could sit here all day and night admiring this brew. very nice!

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2002 22:27:28 | More by budgood1
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

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

Poured from the bottle a hazy orange-gold with a huge frothy white head which quickly melted away.

Nice aroma of banana, lemon, cloves, and wheat.

Tastes of banana, lemon, bubblegum, yeast, and cloves. Finish reveals more of a wheaty side to the beer.

Medium bodied, creamy-yet sharp, with moderate carbonation.

One of my favorite hefes for sure and a real joy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2008 21:48:46 | More by Monkeyknife
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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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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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CuriousMonk

Virginia

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

Poured from bottle into tulip glass. Pours honey yellow color and a white head that sizzle and goes away fairly quickly. A bit light in the aroma for me, there is just not much there. Malty, soury base with hints of grape, apple, bread and yeast. Medium body with high level of carbonation throughout. A nice hefe treat!

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2011 20:46:56 | More by CuriousMonk
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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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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

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

500ml bottle bought from Beers of Europe...

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

Aroma - Good clove spiciness, light vanilla notes, noticeable grainy wheat, quite bready, pretty good fruitiness (banana and lemons), quite peppery, some hay traces...

Taste – Light malts, faint bubblegum traces mixed with some clove, definite yeastiness, good fruitiness (lemon, grapefruit and some apple notes), some very light floral honey sweetness, grassy and peppery hints, no real hops....

Feel - Fairly smooth with a little bite underneath... light body... Extremely refreshing and drinkable...

Overall - Another top notch German hefe... recommended...

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2008 14:44:34 | More by mdagnew
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falloutsnow

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Etre Gourmet
Best by 03.27.12 (shipped a bottle past its expiry date)
Poured into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass

Schneider's Meine Blonde weiss is an exceptional hefeweizen in the brewery's portfolio that should be more available in the US, given the brewery's existing representation; it is sad that availability is non-existent outside of Europe given the quality of this beer. Comparable to a lighter version of the brewery's "Unser Original" or a slightly darker, deeper Weihenstephaner, this is a beer dense with flavor, yet still somewhat light and accessible, focusing on banana, yeast, and bread qualities.

Pours a very tall head, composed of small to medium-sized bubbles, that has fairly long retention of several minutes, eventually descending to a 0.5cm cap atop the beer. As the head is exposed to air, it "dries," creating a meringue-like effect at the top of the beer. Leaves fairly excellent lacing along sides of glass, which is renewed with each swirl. Body is a bright copper-orange color, with pale yellow highlights; holding beer up to light does not reduce coloration much at all. Body is opaque from suspended yeast, with very visible carbonation.

Aroma is rather bright and forthcoming, of banana esters, yeast, and meyer lemon citrus tartness/sweetness being dominant. Secondary scents of apple cider and bubblegum.

Taste is delicious, with notable wheat malt, subdued meyer lemon citrus tartness, banana esters, and yeast on the front of the tongue. Mid-palate picks up pleasant sweetness from malt, apple cider flavors, banana bread flavor, and continued yeast presence. Aftertaste of residual wheat malt sweetness, banana bread, and a bit of tangy flavor from malt and yeast choices.

Beer is medium bodied, with ample carbonation to propel this pleasantly along the palate. Finish is dry, inevitably leading to the desire for more.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 19:49:19 | More by falloutsnow
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Crisp and clean as Weizenbocks go. Brilliant orange-gold appearance, moderately cloudy. Green apple peal aromatic front, banana middle, clove finish. Aroma is truly wonderful. Tastes fruity of pear, mandarin oranges, and wheat. A bit darker than most. Heavy carbonation, nice streaming. Very refreshing and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2006 17:57:27 | More by DaPeculierDane
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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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secondtooth

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy, rusty golden in color, with a sizeable and fine head of white bubbles. No lace.

Smell is citrus, bubblegum, and clove. Typical, and inviting.

Taste is sweet at first. I get wheat, a hint of orange peel, and some clove for spice. Couldn't ask for more, or better.

You'd expect a Bavarian hefe to be as good as it gets, and this one doesn't disappoint. Right there next to Weihenstephaner, in my book.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 01:35:02 | More by secondtooth
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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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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

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

A decent Hefe though style of which I'm not overly fond. The look is a nice mid amber with a decent white head and some lacing. The nose is full of bananas and cloves and this follows suit in the flavor with the cloves definitely taking the upper hand. This finishes nicely crisp and clean, with a short lived aftertaste. Good drinkability, especially for fans of the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2003 23:12:10 | More by AtLagerHeads
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putnam

Michigan

4.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tawny, murky liquid. Aromas of clove, cinnamon, birch, sawgrass, plantain and ebony. Exotic...complex. The tightly fizzy, dense, smooth texture gives in to lingual pressure to slowly unfold a mysterious package of antique treasures. Old brass, pressed flowers, Madagascar spices, diesel. A deep, soulful, yet never heavy Hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2002 17:16:14 | More by putnam
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light orange to amber in appearance with a big, foamy white head that eventually settles to a thin lacing.

Wheat and citrus to begin with, the is the usual hefeweizen banana and spice notes that follow this up and a touch of bubblegum as well. I could detect some background sweetness and fruity notes and yet more spice.

Spicy and bitter citrus with a strong banana and clove taste following this. There is some fruit, it hints at some grapefruit as well and there is a bitter (for a hefeweizen at least) finish.

Low to mild carbonation with this one and a bitter citrus palate that finishes quite wet and creamy whilst the beer has a medium body.

Very nice beer and slightly different to a lot of other hefeweizens in the fact that the flavours are a little more bitter and with more citrus than I expected but the beer itself was a good one.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2012 16:10:36 | More by flyingpig
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BeerManDan

California

5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The very best Hefe-Weizen in the world. It poured a thick, hazy golden wheat color with a fair amount of foam and nice lace. The smell of wheat, malt and cloves was so mouth watering, that I couldn't wait to take my first sip. The taste was fantastic. It had it all. The taste of cloves and spices, with a hint of bananas mixed with wheat and malts were the most well balance Hefe-Weizen I've tasted. All this and a sweet feel your mouth with just enough tartness to balance out this perfect beer. Thumb's up to Schneider & Sohn. This is on top of my list for wheat beers!

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2003 13:25:33 | More by BeerManDan
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Dukeofearl

California

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

"The Original Hefe-Weisse" comes in a half liter bottle, poured into my very own Schneider Weisse glass given to me by a very knowledgeable German beer fan. Opens with a gentle hiss and a slight gunsmoke. Pours a surprisingly dark color for a hefe-weisse (a light brown, rather than golden). I guess I am too used to the American wheat beers. Huge amounts of carbonation coming off the bottom of the glass- a 3 1/2" head is trying to collapse, but no way with all these bubbles coming up. Quite pretty. Aroma is malty, grainy, but different than all-barley beers. I guess I am smelling wheatfields. Flavor is very nicely balanced- no strong flavors pop out over any others, but I detect slight citrus notes and a lot of breadiness. Overall very drinkable; nice and creamy.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2004 14:20:50 | More by Dukeofearl
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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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daledeee

Iowa

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

This one slipped by me somehow over the years.

It pours with the typical out of control head but has a very clear body. Very deep gold in color.

Nose is citrus spice and bread.

Taste is very tart at first. Orange and citrus mix then there is a pretty strong malt finish. The taste profile is really good since there are so many phases to each sip.

Mouth feel is good as usual. Nice bite and a slightly slick feel.

Way drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2011 23:45:19 | More by daledeee
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