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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

276 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 73
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
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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Photo of Monkeyknife
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Monkeyknife, Aug 18, 2008
Photo of Absumaster
3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

Absumaster, Aug 11, 2007
Photo of gatornation
4/5  rDev -3.8%
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

gatornation, Jul 22, 2010
Photo of FreshHawk
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

FreshHawk, Mar 04, 2010
Photo of Globetrotter
3/5  rDev -27.9%
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.

Globetrotter, Mar 20, 2004
Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of GilGarp
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

GilGarp, Aug 19, 2009
Photo of BeerSox
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

BeerSox, Oct 01, 2006
Photo of budgood1
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
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!

budgood1, Nov 20, 2002
Photo of adamette
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

adamette, Feb 17, 2009
Photo of OldTime
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

OldTime, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of Kirk
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Kirk, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of Gregwa
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Gregwa, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of secondtooth
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

secondtooth, Sep 11, 2011
Photo of chrispoint
3/5  rDev -27.9%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of codynevels
4/5  rDev -3.8%

codynevels, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of sirsteve42
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at Blind Tiger in Manhattan where they have a good selection of beers both bottle and on tap. friendly and informative bartenders. Pours an amber shade. Very easy to drink. A lot of flavor but still very smooth. Good winter Hefeweizen, not too light!! Would recommend this.

sirsteve42, Jan 31, 2009
Photo of falloutsnow
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

falloutsnow, May 03, 2012
Photo of pixieskid
4/5  rDev -3.8%

pixieskid, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of flyingpig
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

flyingpig, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.2/5  rDev +1%
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.

DaPeculierDane, Apr 10, 2006
Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Schneider-Weisse weizen glass. Deducted half a point from the appearance for the pain in the arse head.

Pours a cloudy yellow/gold colour with a massive head.

Smells fresh, yeasty and malty.

Tastes of very light malts, balanced with delicate hops giving a slight lemony zing to it, creating possibly the most refreshing drink i've ever had. The mouthfeel adds to this, it's thinner than many hefeweizens but works well with the lighter taste.

An absolutely perfect (for me) hefeweizen.

CwrwAmByth, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

eduardolinhalis, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of beagle75
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

beagle75, Nov 28, 2011
Schneider Weisse Tap 1 Mein Blondes from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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