Schneider Weisse Tap X Meine Porter Weisse
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

Schneider Weisse Tap X Meine Porter WeisseSchneider Weisse Tap X Meine Porter Weisse
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German Weizenbock
4.09 | pDev: 9.54%
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Retired (no longer brewed)
Schneider Weisse Tap X Meine Porter WeisseSchneider Weisse Tap X Meine Porter Weisse
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Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really nice Weisse. Very different from many of their other wheat beers. Porter qualities really come through. Thick, chewy, almost nutty. A thoroughly enjoyable beer from Schneider.

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Photo of stevoj
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This one was a real gem. Schneider is king of the weizens, and here they managed to perfectly blend in a classic English porter, so that elements of both are noticeable and compliment each other. Nice nutty and dark roast grains from the porter on top of a thick, chewy and potent weizen bock. Excellent.

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3.13/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

BOTTLE: Purchased at Ambrosetti in Berlin. 750ml format (which is rather uncommon in terms of German beer packaging). Brown glass. Classy oval label. Pry-off crown cap is unbranded, but there's a neck ribbon that runs over it advertising the vintage - 2014 in this case.

7.0% ABV. Weizenbock per the label. London Porter/Weissbier hybrid per the website. 24 IBUs. Brewed with Hercules, Cascade, and Hallertau. 50% wheat, 50% barley.

Served cold into a pilsner glass and allowed to come to temperature over the course of consumption.

As with many of their 750ml format beers, Schneider has included a plastic seal washer on the underside of the crown cap, which should help with carbonation creep to make this cellar well.

HEAD: ~4cm wide. Pale khaki colour. Frothy, somewhat foamy, adequately thick. It's indeed somewhere between a weissiber and a porter, but it didn't exactly get the best of both worlds. Nice consistency, generally speaking. Soft-looking, but not to the extent you'd find in a great weissbier. And it's not as rich and dark a head as those of the best porters. Retention is quite good - ~8 minutes. Leaves no lacing as it recedes.

BODY: Not the robust opaque black of a porter, but rather a diluted cola brown-black almost more in line with a schwarzbier. Nontransparent. I see no yeast within.

It's an odd overall look, but then this is an experimental hybrid. Not unique or special, but generally appealing, sure.

AROMA: Has more dessert-like sweetness than anticipated, leaning heavy on chocolate malt sweetness, cream, and hazelnut. Wheat is there softening things up when I look for it. I don't detect any stout-like roasted barley, or any harsh coffee or anything. Hop presence is quite mild - maybe just floral notes?

Aromatic intensity is above average. Suggests a beer more porter than weissbier, but in no way a weizenbock...the yeasty esters (banana, clove, bubblegum, what have you) just aren't there and the yeast doesn't seem prominent in the build.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Creamy, medium-bodied, soft, smooth, and wet on the palate, in classic porter fashion. And while the wheat helps achieve that softness, it also leavens the beer, robbing the porter of any robust malt backbone. While the chocolate malt/schwarz malt sweetness is nice, and nods towards richer dessert beers, I'm not sure the yeast attenuation is quite right. I want it to either commit to full dessert beer or to stick with the mellow wheat & malt sweetness, but this sits awkwardly somewhere between the two.

Weizenbock yeast character is absent...maybe some bubblegum, but no citrus peel, banana, clove, etc.

Depth of flavour is adequate albeit unimpressive. Flavour duration and intensity are moderate.

I don't think that the porter constituent clashes with the weissbier constituent per se; this doesn't feel as uneven or chaotic as, say, a Firestone Walker blend. There's definite cohesion here, and the flavours do work together to an extent...just not to the extent they need to; they don't harmonize. The sweetness is off, but I can't decide in which direction, the yeast profile awkwardly tries for lager cleanliness with ale attenuation, the hop profile is kind of there but kind of's not a simplistic beer or bland or anything, but there's not a unity of flavour and it's missing a clear deliberate focus or direction. Nebulous criticism, but nevertheless honest.

I do like it for what it is; I just find it something of a failed experiment.

Minor note: Carbonation is high, but the softness of the mouthfeel makes that kind of okay.

OVERALL: I always applaud experimentation, and leave it to Schneider to be on the cutting edge. Trying to balance the traditions of two rich brewing cultures in order to make a hybrid that exceeds the sum of its parts, Meine Porter Weisse has to walk a fine line indeed - and unfortunately, it comes up short. It's a spirited effort, though, and the result is a drinkable albeit somewhat uneven and distracted beer with an interesting hodgepodge of constituent flavours. I wouldn't buy it again, but I'm glad to have tried it, and I think it unfair to call it disappointing.

I always hope for greatness from this brewery (and it so often delivers exactly that), but to invoke an American cliche - if you want to hit it out of the park you've got to accept sometimes you're just going to strike out. Or something like that...I've got beer to drink, damn you.

C+ (3.13)

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Photo of drmeto
4.66/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

-pours a dark,mahogany brown with a medium,frothy,beige head
-medium-high carbonation visible
-chocolate,caramel,toffee,licorish,molasses,roasted malt
-Follows the nose plus a dark fruit (plums,raisins,figs) character,sour cherries,toast,a slight tartness and a touch of vanilla
-full body,medium-high carbonation
-slight alcohol warmth
Another outstanding Beer from Schneider

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Photo of Malt_Man
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served cool from 750ml bottle into Schneider Weisse bier glass.

L) Dark chestnut brown, opaque, huge foamy well off-white head.

S) Roasted malt, light coffee, definitely rich red fruit, raspberries and redcurrants. Not so much the banana / clove of standard weisse biers.

T) Roasted malt with a bit of bitterness, balanced with very open light fresh fruit flavours, maybe peach and melon. Deep down, the sweet banana-like flavours are there. This definitely highlights the 'porter' aspects rather than the weisse bier aspects, which is surprising for a Schneider Weisse bier.

F) Fairly light and refreshing for a 7% bier, although there is some weight in there and the roasted malt bitterness gives it a good presence in the mouth. No skanky bitter aftertastes in there. Really good.

O) Superb beer, a nice well conceived and well executed departure for Schneider. Expensive, but worth it as a one-off treat.

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Photo of Arminius757
3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was an intersting one. Clames to be a cross between a Poter and a Hefe. Brewery calles it a Weizenbock.
Poured a bit into a sniffer to try and get a feel for it. Poured a deep dark black\brown with about 3-4 fingers of lightly tan head. It wasnt really cloudy. Fist snifs and you get a strong porter note to it. I caught wiffs of chocolate and roasted malt. I took a taste and noticed no yeasty flavor. So I thought, this is a weize right?
So into a weizen glass it went.
That made all the difference.
There is a rather large colllection of almost moca brown sediment at the bottom of the bottle. This made the beer spring to life. I was really quite surprised. This beer has almost a split identity. It looks and tastes like a Porter with a slight yeast note, but it pours and feels like a weizebier. Over all, this is by no means a bad beer, in fact, it is a really solid porter with some unusual qualities, but I was hoping from something just a little more. While this beer was a joy to drink, I dont see myself going out of the way to find another (which is good, as this is a limited run beer).

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the bottle, 2014 vintage in a snifter. This unique "porter" pours a dark brown with tinges of red and a thick tight beaded foam layer that lingers long with decent sudsy lacing and a thick ring. Nose of light chocolate, roasted malts, light grains, and raisin notes. Flavors follow the nose with chocolate notes to the front blending with dark malts flavors towards the rear. As the brew warms a light hop character, lightly prickly, comes through on the back finishing somewhat dry with a light sweet grain flavor. For not being what I expected it is good, but not like my more preferred eisbock which is one of my all time favorites. That said it is nice to have tried this unique brew.

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Photo of bushbeer75
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

1pt 9.4 oz brown bottle - Limited Edition 2014

Schneider Weisse Tap X Meine Porter Weisse filled my Weihenstephan Weizen glass with a dark reddish brown almost black hue producing a very generous creamy and foamy 2-finger tan head. The head held well and as consumed produced a "hit and miss" foamy lacing. At first sniff the nose picks up [moderate] roasted malts followed by a hint of dark chocolate, coffee, and raisins. The nose well represents the flavor. However, the taste is more pronounced, The mouthfeel is lightly creamy, medium bodied and has a dry slightly hoppy finish.

Tap X Meine Porter Weisse is a unique "Weizenbock" as it is a combination of two contrasting styles the English porter and a Bavarian wheat beer. This ale is well balanced and if you are looking for a different take on a weizenbock this is one for you.

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Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Undoubtedly this is well done. Porter characteristics of dark and roasted malts as well as a fuller body are there. Fruity esters, a wheat acidity and the fluffy head give a typical wheat character. Therefore, mission accomplished for the brew master. However, I do not think that the two styles result in a great (harmonious) beer. Some extra points for the craftsmanship though.

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Photo of mick303
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 bottle from the lcbo. Poured a very frothy creamy tan head, great retention and lacing, over a dark brown, near black body.

S - spicy and estery, very ripe banana, with lemon drops, wheaty creamy notes, custard, with a toasty malty character. Very enticing with its combination of aromas melded together.

T - roast malt notes, coffee, toasty wheat, custardy creamy notes, robust banana notes, lemon meringue, earthy spice notes, cardamon maybe, with dry hop notes that come in also. Banana notes, on dark rye toast, some cinnamon. A subtle sweetness matched with a decent bitterness, deliciously satisfying and the combination I find to be quite interesting and thought-provoking.

M- creamy, rich, with a strong wheat undertone, moderate carbonation. Easily sessionable while also being quite well balanced.

Impressive beer, that is for sure, to be able to skirt tradition and tiptoe a fence line basically. It doesn't really fall cleanly into either camp but is in itself something quite special, to be able to take the influence of combining a Weizenbock and Porter and marry them so cleanly I believe speaks to the talent that crafted this. Drinks quite easily for the strength and could be a session porter, but it holds also the strength and character of the weizenbock. Very solid and I would definitely try to grab this again.

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4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark deer skin brown with a cm amber hue on the edge when held to the light. Topped with 4 fingers of cappuccino beige head with fair retention.

S: Toffee, candy, fruity, light smokiness, caramel, toasted notes.

T: Brandy, toffee, toasted porter like notes, a hint of tar, lightly sweet with a sour fruit note like an orange lollipop, light coffee. Oh its complex and great.

M: Medium almost borderline syrupy body but smoothed out with fine powdery carbonation. Smooth finish, an almost coffee like coating left on the tongue.

O: Found this on in Kunming, China at a hip little bar on a back street. Amazing brew. I understand the name now after trying it, a cross between a porter and weizen in my opinion. My goodness. Find one, though its retired, and try it!

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Photo of bark
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The colour is brown (70 EBC), the liquid is clear. The four finger head is pale beige and compact; it sinks slowly leaving thick lacing on the glass.

The smell is smooth with wheat sourness and some deeply roasted notes. It is rather sweet. Hints of delicatessen, plums, biscuits and cloves.

The taste is very smooth with distinct wheat flavours, roasted nutty malts, chocolate and raisins. Medium to full body. The aftertaste got some metallic bitterness, thick chocolate and a touch of cloves. The finish is smooth and somewhat sweet.

The carbonation is strong, but the large bubbles are very short-lived. The liquid is thick.

Very smooth, very porter, less hefeweissen. Not bad at all.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Schneider Weisse Tap X Meine Porter Weisse
$9 for a ,5l glass on tap @ Brauhaus Schmitz, Philadelphia, PA 05/31/2014

Notes: Deep mahogany brown body not unlike a porter. Full head of frothy tan foam not unlike a hefeweizen. Very good head retention and lacing. The aroma expresses bittersweet chocolate, roastiness, clove, dark fruit, and a hint of smokiness (that's probably a phenol coming from the yeast). The flavor follows suit and it's like a porter that's had dark fruits (plum, red grape, raisin) and cloves soaking in it. The chocolatey dark malts work extremely well with the darker fruit notes and clove, just as they do in so many dark Belgian ales, except that this is wizen-yeast based, and as such there's also some lower-level banana notes. Vanilla steps in as well, and combines with dark coffee to bring it back to the 'porter' side. At the very least it's interesting. Enjoyable.

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Photo of fourstringer
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Dated 2014.

A: Dark brown body that appears opaque in the glass. 1.5 finger of dense, creamy tan head. Good retention. Moderate lacing.

S: Lightly roasted malt with notes of almonds, nuts, raisin. Accompanied by lesser wheat notes, banana, tropical fruit. Light cacao, coffee. Molasses. Faint noble-type hops.

T: Semi-sweet wheat and toasty malts kick off. Turns a tad tart before a gentle hop presence closes things out fairly dry. Lingering tang and nutty malt notes in the aftertaste. Alcohol presence is light.

M: Moderate carbonation with a medium body. Lightly creamy in texture. Smooth.

O: Very nice brew. Well integrated roasted/porter-type malt and wheat-fueled fruit. Complex and satisfying.


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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks like a dunkelweizen when poured. Aroma is also on the "weizen" side, maybe just a bit of roastiness. Taste is also dominated by the specific wheat beer notes: wheat, banana, clove. Also just slight dark and roasted malts presence. Not bad but expected a bit more from this one.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque very dark deep mahogany in color with light amounts of gentle carbonation rising very slowly along the edges of the glass and some very faint cola brown highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a very thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: The smell of this beer reminds me of fresh baked gingerbread - a combination of bready malts, chocolate malts, and dark wheat malts with a lighter aroma of banana/clove from the yeast and just a hint of molasses/brown sugar.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of bready, chocolate, and dark wheat malts with just a hint of molasses/brown sugar sweetness. There is a light to moderate flavor of banana and clove from the yeast towards the finish and a hint of dark chocolate bitterness which lingers slightly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: This is a very interesting mixture of styles and one that I found a decent article on the internet explaining the historical origins - reminds me of a porter blended with a dunkelweizen. Nice complexities of flavor and aroma and very enjoyable. Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol.

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Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy dark reddish brown in color. It poured with a finger high dark beige head that has very good retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: The smell has moderate aromas of gingerbread cookies.
T: Like the smell, the taste is reminiscent of gingerbread cookies, without any ginger. Hints of chocolate and red berries are also noticeable.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a really nice blend of a porter and a hefeweizen. The wheat makes it easy to drink and adds fruity flavors and the Porter lends some complexity adding cookie-like flavors.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of peensteen
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep brown, massive three fingers of tan head, some lace. Smell is a mix of banana, chocolate and brown sugar, light roast with some spice and dark bread, smell is mostly weisse with just a bit of porter coming through. Taste is of banana and dark bread, mid palate roast, nutty and malty with a spicy aftertaste with a closer of bready malt. Medium carbonation, full creamy body. This was pretty good but a bit of a let down based on my own personal expectations, at times this came off as more of a winter warmer/christmas beer but the end result is still a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of BGDrock
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Appearance: dark brown, with an aggressive, dense head, cappuccino coloured

Aroma: banana, light spices, butter, vanilla

Taste & Mouthfeel: incredibly smooth and creamy mouthfeel; starts with light fruit flavours - banana, plum - finishes with light milk chocolate and coffee notes; medium body and carbonation

Overall presents a great blending of two styles, the interplay of fruit and roasty flavours is fantastic

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Photo of biegaman
4.05/5  rDev -1%

Perhaps as one might expect, Meine Porter Weisse has the colour of a porter but the head of a wheat beer (and there's enough foam that it's almost exactly half-half). Those tapioca-like suds sit atop the beer like a clump of mashed potatoes and are only minimally weakened by time and air, their glinty imprints seemingly permanently etched onto the glass.

The opaque, dark brown tone of the appearance doesn't fully carry over into the aroma; there's certainly some roasted grain, smoke, and bittersweet chocolate notes to be had but they aren't super abundant. In fairness, they have all the strong clove-like phenolics and bruised fruit esters of a bonafide German weiss yeast to compete with. But still...

This is not a Weizenbock, though you'd be forgiven for thinking so. This has a similar profile, one that heavily features dark fruits (purple plums and dark grapes), loose phenolic notes of vanilla and clove, and a strong banana bread flavour. The keystone of the porter - chocolatey or coffee-like black malt - is in there too, though it takes a bit more digging to get at.

Everyone knows that dark chocolate and fruit is a no-brainer; the sooty bitterness of the cocoa provides a perfect contrast to the vivid sweetness of, say, berries. But often overlooked in this timeless pairing is one of the most sugar-dense of all fruits: the banana. These jungle brethren not only grow together but go together too - and this recipe gets it.

That combination of banana bread and chocolate is a winning one, especially with a supporting cast that includes vanilla bean, black licorice, and espresso. (Come to think of it, there's a bit of an Irish Coffee thing happening here and it has nothing to do with the 7% alcohol.) Not to be carried away, however, the recipe could be a little stronger; it's fair to have expected a little more.

It's refreshing to see a historic and traditional producer go out on a limb to try new things; Schneider & Sohn offer among the best hefeweizen, weizenbock, and eisbock in all of Germany so it's not like there's a pressing need for them to branch out. But like the experiment with Brooklyn Brewery this one is a success (though not quite as much of one). Be sure to try it if you can.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%

Bottle from the LCBO. Served in a mason jar.

A - Gorgeous voluminous mocha foam settles to a thick collar, with plenty of glass-coating lace. Hazy dark brown body that has the typical weisse cloudiness but the color of and English porter.

S - Extremely heavy on the wheat and weizen yeast. Phenolic, with heavy clove and hints of roast and char. Not much malt sweetness, and perhaps the faintest hint of banana.

T - Taste is a tad better, with more of the roast and smoke of the porter and a bit less of the phenolic character. Still, quite low sweetness, and a bit too heavy on the weisse characteristics, with the porter amplifying those flavor domains rather than balancing them. Slight wheat tang in the finish.

M - Grain and wheat-heavy texture. Medium body, with lower carbonation. No obviously alcohol, with a bit of lingering stickiness on the palate.

D - Drinks more like a weizenbock, as there is very little English porter influence present. Not terrible, but not as progressive as some of the other Tap X offerings. Nothing wrong per say, just not all that exciting either.

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3.94/5  rDev -3.7%

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY.

Pours a very murky and hazy brown, with black tinges. A huge head erupts, about 4 inches, with a small amount of lacing.

Smells like chocolate, banana, clove, and a little bit of roasted malt.

This is a really interesting stylistic hybrid. The weizenbock qualities are quite strong, and get stronger as it warms up- banana, clove, and tons of bubblegum galore, with chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt, with a good amount of dark fruits as well. As it warms, the banana and bubblegum flavors become really overpowering, and honestly a bit much. It still tastes good, though- just wish it was a little more balanced.

This one has a medium strength body, with no alcohol presence, and a medium amount of carbonation.

One of the more interesting beers I've ever had.

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle from the LCBO, best before 02/01/2016. A sudden, surprise addition to my local shop's rather limited selection of weizenbocks. This is the first brewery that really got me into wheat beers, so this porter-weizenbock hybrid was an automatic grab for me. Served slightly chilled.

This beer pours a deep, chestnut brown colour, opaque with sediment and topped with two fingers of puffy, resilient, light-beige froth. Epic retention, and gobs of lacing - this is quite possibly the most beautiful weizenbock I've ever had the pleasure of pouring. The aroma ain't half bad either - quite yeasty, with lots of toasted wheaty malts, clove and banana, with slight hints of dark fruit and chocolate.

This is one of the best new wheat beers I've tried in years. Wheat malt sweetness dominates the flavour profile, toasted and accompanied by a tempered chocolate and molasses sweetness. Ripe banana, plum and fig come through next, with the finish focusing in on clove spice and yeast; traits that should be familiar to fans of other Schneider offerings. The aftertaste is mildly spicy, with a subdued, roasty bitterness that does not linger. Medium-bodied, with peppy, assertive carbonation typical of this brewery, and well-suited to the spicy yeast profile. Exceptionally drinkable for a 7% brew, with no sign of ethanol whatsoever.

Final Grade: 4.32, an excellent A grade. Schneider Weisse Tap X Meine Porter Weisse might be a mouthful to say, but I'm ok with that - because each bottle makes for (many) high-quality gulps of weizenbock. The 'porter' features are fairly muted - it's dark and has some roasty undertones, but for the most part this is just a slightly tweaked, classic-style weizenbock, somewhat akin to Aventinus or Vitus. Fans of those beers will likely find this beer to be a worthwhile - though not necessarily superior - weizenbock. Props to the LCBO for bringing this excellent German brew to Ontario, as no one does this style quite like its progenitors.

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4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014 vintage, had the same year.
Very dark brown pour, huge foamy light beige head with great retention.
Fruity smell up front, with dark cherries, plums, ripe figs, dark grapes, banana, some oranges, forest berries, overripe red apples, really nice, balancing sweetness, some acidity and even a hint of sourness. Hot chocolate in the back, some toffee on top too. Rose petals too, strawberry perfume, a very nice sweet somewhat floral aroma. No heavy wheat apparently.
Fruit acidity first as you dig in, with cherry, red apple and kinda sour berries. Cooking chocolate, not too intense, but a bit creamy, riddled with raisin and orange peel, along with some low marzipan and fruitcake type of spices (faint anise, licorice, clove, cinnamon, mahlab). Nuttiness, subtle banana, some caramel. A herbal mintiness keeps it juicy and zingy till the finish, where quite a bit of roasted malts will show up to close it up, joined by a generous (clearly a mix of German and citrusy) hop presence. Mild to big bitterness, a little dry.
Rich aftertaste of chocolate, hops, dark fruit and spices. Alcohol isn't entirely hidden, reminds a bit of red wine, without being boozy, just nice and warm. Creamy, chewy body, medium (and prickly) carbonation.
Nice chocolate and dark porter notes, clear weizen backbone, lots of extra flavors that make it hard for me to name its style. Maybe it should be just "damn good beer".

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4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle shared with the Mrs. 2014 bottling. Served in Rastel tulip glasses.

Appearance: Very dark clear brown (sediment left behind in the bottle). Light tan massive head. Plenty of fine lacing, mostly small islands.

Smell: Roasted malts, hint of bittersweet chocolate, hint of raisins, hint of red currants with a swirl of the beer. Some cloves and banana notes upon first opening the bottle, but I did not detect them after that.

Taste: Chocolate, roasted malts, wheat tang, spiciness. Hefeweizen type flavors (clove mostly) began to show up as the beer approached room temperature. German hops with a bit of a English bitter finish at the end.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated, but not fizzy. Spicy on the tongue. Dry finish.

Overall / Drinkability: This beer really is just like a porter and Hefeweizen were combined. Not blended, but definitely combined in flavor. When cold, the porter flavors dominate with the Hefeweizen serving as a complimentary flavor. As the beer warms up the Hefeweizen flavors come out more, but they still take a supporting role to the porter. A very creative take on the two styles. I think if I were to have it again I'd let it warm up more before serving. I have to admit I would not have minded finishing off the whole bottle by myself - nicely drinkable. Went well with corn-on-the-cob and burgers.

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Schneider Weisse Tap X Meine Porter Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 144 ratings