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

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Schneider Weisse Tap X Meine Porter WeisseSchneider Weisse Tap X Meine Porter Weisse
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany
schneider-weisse.de

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Oktoberfestgirl on 01-07-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
144
Reviews:
43
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
9.56%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
22
For Trade:
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Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
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 spinrsx
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from the lcbo for $10 or so

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Photo of byronic
3.54/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of polloenfuego
3.62/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
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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Photo of kojevergas
3.13/5  rDev -23.3%
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 reticent...it'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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2.96/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dryndantheman
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Riik3
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kaiyote
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of killcore
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CPAles
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkane101
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oldn00b
4.51/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drmeto
4.66/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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Photo of Malt_Man
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
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 PEIhop
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Arminius757
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
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 Faxmesomehalibut
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
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 -3.9%
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 tasurinchi
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.08 out of 5 based on 144 ratings.
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