Schneider Weisse Tap X Mathilda Soleil | Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

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Schneider Weisse Tap X Mathilda SoleilSchneider Weisse Tap X Mathilda Soleil

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

Style: German Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by rodzm14 on 03-08-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 32
Reviews by ChrisCage:
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4.66/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- This is defined by the super creamy, white 3-4 finger thick foamy head, that just simply sits....I haven't seen this kind of retention before! It really is like clouds sitting on top of the beer! The lacing is superb as well with almost a complete foam film that clings to the side of the glass! The beer itself looks fairly carbonated...almost Champagne like aggressiveness that does settle down and the beer is a foggy yeast hazed golden color.....This is the essence of a great looking beer!

S- Fresh citrusy malt, with wheat kernels noted. Floral notes are present as well to blend in with the sweet, syrupy baking spices, banana peel & apricot kernel. The finish is fresh and leafy hops and very refreshing overall!

T- Very well balanced and nothing overpowers and nothing lingers! Mild spice and citrus notes upfront meld into floral and fruity berries/banana/apricot. The malt sweetness is of subtle nuttiness and fresh grains from the wheat. Yeasty and/or biscuit flavors are present and help to smooth out the overall flavor profile. The finish is refreshing and of hints of hop bitterness that is noticed in the back of the palate long after the swallow......GREAT overall!

M/O- Medium bodied and the carbonation, while palate scrubbing, provides a very refreshing and crisp style Weizenbock! The alcohol is not even noticed and hard to believe that this is 7%.....I would love to enjoy several of these over the course of a hot summer day on the patio, and I don't think this can be improved upon very much, if any. Spend the money and get yourself a bottle while you can! Prost Mathilda!!!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of biegaman
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Mathilda Soleil opened with alarming force. My impulse to that powerful 'pop' was to immediately start pouring before my desktop became flooded but, lo and behold, the carbonation behaved... at least until it hit the glass. This clear, bubbly, bright golden liquid is topped with a mountain of whipped white foam.

That pillow-y stack of bubbles may suffocate the glass but it's not enough to snuff out the incredible floral and fruity notes of the bouquet. I picture a bunch of citrus and stone fruits on steroids that have doused themselves in a rose water and peppercorn eau de toilette. It has elements of sweet but also sour.

Taste doesn't always live up to aroma - fortunately this time it does. That tropical, summer-bright air continues and evolves into ripe flavours of mango, persimmon, pear, mandarin and quince. Grassy green herbs and farm-fresh grain accompany the lime-like acidity on the end, creating a fully rounded finish.

Whatever hops were used, keep using them! They compliment the banana and clove notes of the yeast which, by the way, have not disappeared entirely. Like the Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse this has lupulin out the wazoo but also creamy, tangy wheat, juicy citrus, fleshy mouthfeel, and energizing bubbles.

Germans are typically conservative brewers that stick to a time-honoured, regionally-restrained script. Schneider, however, have obviously experienced a spark of creativity. Their "Tap X" offerings thus far have been different in character and conception, but have retained the quality and consistency...

And Mathilda Soleil is my favourite yet. While the Porter, Nelson Sauvin and Cuvée Barrique were all good, this one is great. I have little hesitation awarding the high scores above - sometimes the best, most impressive beers simply do come from the best, most iconic producers. Go buy some!

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Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of innominat
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NilocRellim
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rich orange/copper colour. Smells of fruity yeast and light, sweet malts. Very mild taste, balanced very well; light, fruity, grains, similar to a sweeter saison. Very clean and refreshing.

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Photo of tux_alin
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, a nice ode to an apparent matriarch of the brewery from over a century ago.

This beer pours a hazy, yet bright medium golden amber hue, with a slowly rising tower of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat creamy ecru head, which leaves some random pared orange peel lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of semi-sweet, grainy wheat malt, banana cream, a tame white pepper spiciness, laid-back leafy, grassy hops, a subtly phenolic yeastiness, and some burbling alcohol heat. The taste is sweet, sort of doughy wheat malt, a further bready graininess, softly acrid yeast, fading banana chips, a twinge of juicy citrus, and some herbal, leafy, and weedy hops, with a more reserved booziness than that in the aroma.

The bubbles are quite tight and testy in their persistently fizzy and frothy measures, the body an austere middleweight, and sort of smooth, the slick wheatiness making a case against the interfering yeast and heretofore shadowy green-ish hops. It finishes courting dryness, as the wheat starts to collapse under the weight of its balancing cohorts.

An interesting version of the style, as I gather the intent here was to produce a more hoppy version, with fancy new-age varietals. Well, they've succeeded in part, as I duly noticed the hops, but more as worker bees, than the shiny queens that they perhaps were meant to be. Anyways, overall this is tasty, engaging in that old-school Teutonic manner, and stupidly drinkable for the purported strength.

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Photo of KingEdward
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy light amber color with huge white head with really good retention. Aroma is malty sweet but also has some hops. Really seems like a double IPA. Taste follows, some caramel, hops and some yeast esters but still, resembles more an IPA than a weizen. Body is medium and highly effervescent. Quite nice overall but it's somehow a weird mix.

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Photo of tempest
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had a glass at Owl Farm. It's a lovely 7-percent hefe, but the hops don't stand up like a hoppy wheat beer. It tastes like an amplified standard Schneider, which is very, very tasty brew — smooth banana, clove, and spice, over a toasty wheat backbone — but I thought a special beer from Schneider would be something more.

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Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Binsane77
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaveBar
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for just under $4.00 or so for a 375ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens with a mighty pop and pours a 3" high huge white head that lasts for around 4-5mins before film out. Medium to dark gold colour and wonderfully unfiltered

S- Musty and yeasty.

T- Nice white brew taste. Mellow and well blended. Middle of the line white that does every thing well but nothing that is outstanding. Will appeal to all.

M- Silky smooth

O- Rather good well balanced brew. Nothing sticks out at you which is good and bad in it's own way. Nice brew to have at the back of the fridge for a change

Food Pairing

This nice little brew went very well with....... Giblets in a tomato sauce. The buttery protein of the giblets goes well with a rice base with onions


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Photo of nyrblue2
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a light amber color Weizen with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of sweet wheat malt notes with some caramel notes and light banana ester. Taste is a very drinkable mix of banana ester with sweet wheat malt notes and some caramel malt notes. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very enjoyable beer form a great brewery.

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Photo of emincems
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

taste is well balanced between sweet wheat malt and floral, peppery hops. fruity esters are soft and would be more strong. medium bodied. creamy on the palate. refresher and highly drinkable weizenbock.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of parintele
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerdrifter
4.67/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Hazy amber-orange pour with a huge four finger foamy off-white head with crazy retention and lacing. The head is like meringue. About as close to perfection visually as I've had. The nose is amazing classic Weizen with spicy citrus notes marrying perfectly with hints of banana, clove, grass, wheat, caramel, lemon zest, and yeast. The taste is bold and bright with lots of spice and sweet caramel malt up front along with hints of vanilla, lemon, banana, pear, brown bread, grass, and yeast. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy with perfect carbonation and balance with a nice subtly sweet and tangy finish. Overall, this has to be the best representation of the style I've had to date. This is like Weihenstephaner Vitus on steroids! Well worth the somewhat steep price. Highly recommended!

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Photo of drmeto
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Beer gushed out of the bottle upon opening
-pours a cloudy golden-brown with a huge,frothy,white head
-low to medium carbonation visible
-big on pineapple,lemon,pears,very herbal,white pepper
-very herbal,spicy,honey,toasty,pineapple
-medium to high bitterniss for the style
-medium body
-low to medium carbonation (undercarbonated)
-very slight alcohol warmth
Reminded me of a doped-up version of their Tap 4.
Feels weird to say this about a Weizenbock, but this would be great slightly cooled on a hot summer day.
Another great Brew from Schneider.

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Photo of spinrsx
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of liamt07
3.49/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ludachris
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Its body looks like a polished copper or bright amber. It's head is massive and meringue-like. Foamy, whipped, and off-white. Thick, sticky strips of lace paste themselves to the sides of the glass. It's retention level is exceptional.

Dried apricots and a heap of tangy, dry wheat really define the nose. There's a bit of a chalky quality to it. Sweet, ripe banana is intertwined with clove, both of which are amplified as it warms. A light, sweet lick of ethanol pokes through but is soft in its presence.

The taste is where its barley character really shows itself. Warm, sweet, slightly toasted banana bread and caramel add depth and weight. Its crust is topped with cinnamon. Apricot and banana dance on the middle of the palate. Its richness continues well into the finish where a dry dose of wheat brings it to a close. Its alcohol content is a faint outline throughout, presenting itself more-so in its warming feel.

There's a luscious creaminess to its medium weight body. Its carbonation level is on point. Dry and quenching in the finish.

This made for such a satisfying beer on this cool first day of October. This beer along with Ayinger's Weizenbock are two of the standouts I've had in the last few months. I really love this style. The aroma is fermenation and wheat driven whereas the taste is more centered on the richness coming from the barley. It really is the best of both worlds.

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

375 mL bottle from the LCBO; best before Feb 1 2017 and served slightly chilled.

Upon pouring, a billowing thunderhead of fluffy, eggshell white-coloured foam erupted at the surface, gradually rising over the lip. I swear I tilted the glass and poured gently - honest! Even still, the generous quantity of head I've been allotted takes the better part of ten minutes to even begin to recede, caking the glass with gobs of lacing. The beer itself is a deep, cloudy amber-copper hue packed with swirling streams of effervescent bubbles. Looks fantastic to me, and the nose is no less enticing - fruity notes of plum, pear and apricot are layered underneath notes of ripe banana and white grape. The aroma also offers up a robust, wheaty malt sweetness, as well as some spicy clove and a whiff of floral citrus.

Very approachable, with a a sturdy backbone of wheaty, bready malts and caramelized sugar sweetness accented by an array of tasty fruit flavours. Ripe banana is probably the most noteworthy, but notes of white grape and orchard fruits (plum, pear, apricot and red apple) provide an abundance of depth by mid-sip. The finish is a well-proportioned blend of floral, earthy hop astringency, yeasty clove spiciness and a restrained boozy, nutty sweetness that carries on into the aftertaste. Medium-full in body, with a smooth mouthfeel; the carbonation seems a little light, providing only the gentlest of palate-pricklings. This is a delicious beer, though not necessarily a stand-out example of the style.

Final Grade: 4.15, a solid A-. Schneider Weisse Tap X Mathilda Soleil is drinking very nicely on this chilly October evening, though they seem to be angling this one as more of a "summer" beer. At only $3.95 per 375 mL, giving it a try certainly won't break the bank, and while I wouldn't rank it quite as highly as some of my favourite weizenbocks - such as this brewery's Aventinus - it's still really darn good. I plan to grab a few more bottles for the cellar, and would encourage all other German wheat beer fans to seek this one out and give it a try.

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Photo of mdagnew
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

375ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown

Poured a deep murky yellow colour. Big billowy white head pours with typical German weizen-ness and a good steady stream of carbonation maintains a decent thickish coating throughout... good amount of clingy lacing...

Aroma - Pretty complex this one... very strong clove and allspice notes, loads of wheatiness, big overripe banana aromas, some pears and apples, very bready (banana bread ?), toffee, sea salt, big peppery and grassy hops, floral - strong lilies, some talcum powder traces, vanilla, cut grass, the alcohol is just coming through...

Taste - big spicy clove and banana notes mixed with a good dose of peppery hop bitterness, sweet toffee, definite allspice, quite salty, pear and light overripe apples, some lemons, piney notes, very floral, soapy traces, very bready, again the alcohol is just noticeable...

Feel - Quite sharp and dry... pretty full bodied... pretty refreshing but at 7 % not too sessionable

Overall - An excellent example of a Weizenbock but then what else would you expect from Schneider... recommended

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Schneider Weisse Tap X Mathilda Soleil from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 86 ratings