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

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Oktoberfestgirl on 01-07-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by beerdrifter:
Photo of beerdrifter
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Beautiful chocolate brown pour with a huge four finger meringue-like beige head with great retention and lacing. The nose is big and complex with lots of yeasty, bready malt along with hints of banana, clove, chocolate, toffee, and some subtle dark fruit and roast. The taste is nutty and malty with hints of chocolate, banana, brown bread, toffee, leather, tea, cloves, and subtle coffee and citrus. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with light carbonation and a slightly dry, bittersweet finish. Overall, both styles are represented well, but it definitely leans towards the Weisse. A very enjoyable and drinkable beer, but not sure it's worth the steep price tag.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As the tried and true taste of Dunkeweizen runs its course, the fans of dark wheat ales venture into more challenging taste as their palate develops. with the stronger malt, yeast and toasted character elevated, proportions of the beers malty underpinnings exceed that of Dunkel and into the more robust world of Porter.

Somewhat of an ugly duckling, the ale pours with a highly muddled appearance, casting hazy rust tones with light brown, red and purple-ish hues through its thick haze. As a dense and creamy head builds, its rich lather is its saving grace- firmly withstanding the session, lacing the glass with confident concentric rings with each and every sip.

Its highly complex aromas are lead by the common fruit esters of banana, lemon, apple and papaya. Its complementary clove, white pepper and vanilla bean balance rounds out the fruit as nestles nicely in its bready-sweet, toasty and lightly chocolate scent. Heading into first sip, a tangy wine-like acidity strikes the nose along with cashew and mint.

Its taste elevates the sweetness, at least to start- its malty-sweet balance is of fresh baking bread, cake batter and pulled candy. The weave of banana and clove float just above the malt and really come to live in the middle palate. Grapes, toast, chocolate and nuts remain subtle and support the fruit and spice medley to perfection. Its finish of white pepper and mint round out the toasted grain and offer up a smooth, sweet and lightly tangy finish.

Medium bodied, fuller impressions mount as the beer's sweetness lingers on the palate. As its bready texture is slow to release, the beer has a slow and stead procession across the palate- arriving at a malty-dry finish with a pleasant evaporative cooling from minty hops and alcohol warmth.

Porter Weisse is a near-perfect display of what it is to be a wheat ale. The entire range of beer flavor seems to be represented an in equal and balanced fashion. Just shy of the Aventinus, Porter Weisse is a welcome addition to the Schneider family of ale.

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Photo of oberon
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep walnut brown with a billowing light beige creamy head that settles very slowly leaving two broken rings of lace as it settles into a frothy mass,a great pour.Chocolate and phenol spice in the nose with a little dark fruit as well giving some of the porterness to it.Chocolate and fruit mix well with the banana and clove-like phenol flavors,not heavy and/or alcoholic by any means,it goes down quite easy.Wow a great beer here,it obviously took some time and effort to make this from good craftsman.

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3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of wattoclone
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Considered a weizenbock but only 7% ABV. Dark brown with a huge billowing head that persisted for several minutes. Aroma is burnt malt, caramel and loads of banana like a Bananas Foster. Taste is very smooth caramelized bananas with roasted malt consistent with the aroma. This is very close to Neshaminy Creek Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen with somewhat less burnt grain and sweetness. In fact, I find it so close I wonder if the recipe is very similar. There is a huge amount of yeast sludge in the bottom which required considerable agitation to dislodge. This precipitate increased the intensity of the fruit and roasted malt character greatly, so I resorted to rinsing in with a small amount of water, something I usually avoid in fear of diluting the flavor. Very enjoyable but I would prefer the Neshaminy Creek Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen which is less less than half the price and is more intense with a richer mouthfeel.

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Photo of BGDrock
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
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 Ciocanelu
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
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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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.44/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.98/5  rDev -2%
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 Bung
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

750ml. Very murky dark brown pour, 3 fingers of nitro tap looking light tan head. Retained very very well.

Aroma, wheat malt, toasted malt, some toffee and fruitcake, lighter banana and clove.

Taste, The banana is huge in this one. Some bready malt, toffee, toasted nut. Grape must. Herb-y clove and some more banana.

Solid medium body, very creamy, very mouth coating. The best part of this brew. Drinks very easily. Very satisfying.

I just wish the banana was not so prevalent.
Happy St. Patrick's Day.

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Photo of JeffreyJDavis
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First , a big thanks to Herr Weixner and Frau Hecht From Schneider Weisse for directly sending me a bottle of this great beer to taste. I've been anxiously awaiting US distribution of this unique ale since I learned of it in December.

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a goblet at 50F.

A: Again, the sexy curved TAP X bottle and the elegant packaging and hang tag enhance your anticipation of the beer which is to come. Pours a very dark murky brown with 3 or 4 fingers of creamy, dense mocha head. This is micro-bubble head which retains well and laces nicely as you drink the beer. Lively beer with great bottle conditioned carbonation streaming up from the bottom for the duration.

N: Lovely big yeasty nose hits you as soon as you pop the plastic sealed cap. It's got all you expect from a Schneider Dunkelweizen and the nose is fairly close to that of TAP 6 Unser Aventinus. Big banana and citrus, with a bit of clove and floral notes as well. Only the slightest bit of malty toastiness at the end.

T: Quite Interesing, and really a tale of two cities. Starts off with the big hefe and wheat beer lineage which hits you in a wave, but then pretty rapidly morphs into an English style Porter. Good roasted malts, mild coffee with hints of chocolate and nuttiness, slightly sweet. This is not an extreme American craft style porter with exaggerated coffee or char, but a straightforward and focused English style porter, benefiting from a 50/50 wheat/barley grain bill. Simple, refined quality. Successive sips confirm that one-two punch of hefe and porter; it's quite interesting how they've achieved that with almost seamless integration. A mild Hallertau and Cascade bitterness in the finish.

MF: Really enjoyable, with a creamy mouthfeel and a dry finish. No heat at all. Goes down great and very, very easy drinking. It's really gentle and soft on the palate.

O: I really enjoyed this beer and I think it's quite an interesting and successfully hybridized style. It's very well balanced and there's nothing objectionable about the way the two styles combine. This is not an overly complex or flashy beer, it's clean and straightforward.

Klassische deutsche Brauereitechnologie!!

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of JerSmi
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

When you're at Schneider Weiss and you've worked your way to the Aventinus, where do you go? Well, I was worried I'd pull an MJ (take your pick) and not retire when I should. Instead I ordered the Meine Porter and was not disappointed - and I consider the Aventinus to be about as good as beer gets.

On to the beer. It looks just like a porter should, dark with a creamy head. The head is a less creamy than the best, but still had a nice stack. The flavor is where this beer hits. I won't get into hype description, but in my opinion it has a perfect balance of weissbier and porter flavor with a perfect hop finish. This is a rare bavarian bier in that it has a hop finish of notice. More than excellent balance of flavors.

I sometimes get frustrated with the Munich staples/traditions of beer and am VERY happy to see something new that still feels within the traditions of balanced flavor. Well done Schneider Weiss!!!

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