Schneider Weisse Tap X Marie’s Rendezvous
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

Schneider Weisse Tap X Marie’s RendezvousSchneider Weisse Tap X Marie’s Rendezvous
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Style:
German Weizenbock
ABV:
10%
Score:
88
Avg:
4 | pDev: 11%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
54
From:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
 
Germany
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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Schneider Weisse Tap X Marie’s RendezvousSchneider Weisse Tap X Marie’s Rendezvous
Notes: "Marie's Rendezvous" - the enticing, honey golden wheat beer of extraordinary intensity and opulence. Lush and full-bodied, with a smooth sweetness, complex fruitiness, a fine peppery flavour and bold strength. A baroque feast for the senses combined with a refreshing dry finish! A divine match for festive pot roast or a light mousse with fresh fruits. You better watch out - you just might fall in love! Dedicated to our ancestor Anna-Maria Schneider, whose first encounter with Georg I. Schneider soon ended in a deep love and was not least the beginning of six generations of passion for wheat beer ...
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Photo of mikeg67
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle. Pours hazy amber with fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of spices, caramel and bananas. Body is full, creamy and slightly crisp. Taste is of caramel, brown sugar, spices, alcohol and cherries. Finish is long and spicy. Great brew.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a brownish amber with virtually no head, possibly due to the extreme cold it was refrigerated to. Sweetish scent and taste. Somewhat boozy in scent and taste. A sipping bier!

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Photo of stevoj
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from HomeBrewStuff. Muddy amber, plum colored. Small, silky ring of head. Sweet, boozy aroma, plums and pit fruit. Taste is also sweet, fruit, alcohol, plums. Slick, chewy mouthfeel. Perfect Sunday afternoon sipper.

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Photo of kitch
3.34/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A 750ml bottle with a best before date of 15th January 2018. Poured into a Riedel weizen glass.

Appearance: A clear copper amber colour with a one finger light beige head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some lacing.

Aroma: Freshly crushed apple juice, red grapes, plum and brown sugar with light caramel in the background.

Taste: Sweet fruitiness, plum, prune, raisin, grape and apple. Honey and caramel sweetness and a touch of peppery spice come through on the finish along with a hint of boozy alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with light carbonation.

Overall: I’m a big fan of Schneider, but this one just didn’t work out for me. Too much sweetness, the spice and the booziness just clashed and made it hard for me to finish.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH "Schneider Weiss Marie's Rendezvous Tap X"
375 ml brown glass bottle, "mindestens haltbar bis: 15.01.2018" and sampled on 25.09.2018
4,95€ @ Rewe, Ettaler Str. 18d, Oberau, DE

Notes via stream of consciousness: Here in Germany during September it's not the time of the year for bockbiers, and even if it was, doppelbocks are harder to find, and not even necessarily as malty as this beauty of a weizendoppelbock I have before me. It's been sitting cold for a while and the yeast has settled and compacted, and it's poured a very hazy but not quite cloudy copper colored body beneath a short head of white that unfortunately faded away just as quickly as it was formed. What lacing is left is mainly spotty, and I'm guessing I can chalk that up to the 10.0% ABV. It's richly malty and sweetly caramelish in the nose with apples and a light waft of alcohol. The flavor follows bringing in a slight edge of acidity that lets the apple-like fruitiness take on a more cider-like side, and some light spiciness. There's some dark fruit to it as well, and although it's sweet it's not sugary sweet but more fruity sweet. There's just enough bitterness to it to keep it from going too far into sweetness while still allowing it to remain nicely malty, and the alcohol helps to dry it in the finish as well. Wow, this was too small of a bottle, I've almost finished it. I should have bought more, although I can already feel the alcohol taking effect - maybe one is enough. I'm not sure how it would compare to Aventinus without having one in front of me but this seems more delicate, less malty, certainly less carbonated, and much smoother and fruitier. Would I call it more refined? I don't know, but in a way, and maybe the name is suggesting this, it seems more "lady-like". Really quite wonderful and very enjoyable.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This weizenbock pours a medium brown color with a slight red tint and a medium foamy white head. The smell is complex and very fruit forward. It is a little sweet, a little sour, and quite boozy as well. Some of the elements that I can recognize are apple, grape, plum, pineapple, and sweet bread. The taste, if anything, is even more complex. A pronounced wheat flavor takes the forefront. All of the aforementioned elements are present, with clove, banana, and caramel also making appearances. The overall flavor is permeated by alcohol, somewhat fruity, and fairly sweet. This of course has to be compared to Aventinus the more famous weizenbock from the same brewery. This is higher alcohol at 10%, more complex, lighter bodied, more crisp, less creamy, and has a completely different flavor profile. This is a wonderful weizenbock, but if I had to choose I would pick the more traditional and heartier Aventinus. This is definitely a must try for weizenbock lovers though.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a cloudy brown color ale with an off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of caramelized malt with some dried fruity notes with light candy ester is very interesting. Taste is a mix of light candy ester with some dried fruits with some caramelized malt and light residual sugar notes. Body is full with good carbonation and no real apparent alcohol. Solid weizen-bock though not sure extreme take on the style is the best way to enjoy.

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours bright hazy copper, a bit like fresh apple cider. Almost no head as it is poured, but fine bubbles slowly bring a thin creamy head to the top. Nose is sweet, barleywine-like, with a bit of fruity malt including plum and apple skins. Taste is quite sweet but manages to avoid being cloying. Richer malt fruits like dried fig and plum along with those apple skins. Super fine mouthfeel. Overall, a very good and somewhat unique beer.

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Photo of Dzu
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2016
Poured from bottle.
L: Turbid copper with a no foam head.
S: Berries, wine, raisin.
T: Sweets, plums, cake.
F: Very tight and soft carbonation.
O: Impressive bock. Must taste.

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Photo of oberon
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours into me Aventinus glass a russet tinged golden/orange with a half finger head that dissipates pretty quickly.So much complexity in the nose I had to give it such a high mark,slightly sour with stone fruit,caramel,and t,with a tinge of wheat malt,it's a gem...aroma wise.Flavors of stone fruit and peppery spice upfront on the palate,a bit of caramel and toasted wheat in the finish,to me the alcohol is really subdued.This beer is a sipper and a beer to contemplate,it doesn't hit hard but the subtle delicate nature for such a big beer is commendable.

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Photo of spacecake9
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I believe this is my first Wheat Doppelbock. I trust Schneider Weisse so I was eager to try this beer.
A - Pours a clear orange with a small white head.
S - The aroma is honey sweetness.
T - Flavor has notes of honey, apricots and bread.
M - Slightly above average carbonation, creamy mouth feel.
O - Elegant is a good description of this beer. I'd like to buy another one. Gets better as it warms.

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle served at cellar temperature into a Sleeman hefeweizen glass. The 2016 Tap X special beer. Happy birthday to me indeed.

Appearance - a rich hazy, honey brown color and even a gentle pour yielded a finger of off- white head. Above average head retention and a modest amount of bubbles rise to the surface.

Smell - monster amounts of dark fruit, cherries, plums, currants, with hints of grape and a generally boozy disposition. Very sweet with honey and possibly brown sugar as well. If I hadn't seen this beer it could pass for a strong dark Belgian ale.

Taste - smooth and sweet, with honey, cherries and plums being the stars, raisins and grapes in a support role, transitioning to some brown sugar and some booze. Very restrained bitterness seeps in to keep it mostly balanced, and finishes with a little lemon kick at the end. Very complex.

Mouthfeel - syrupy, a little cloying, samichlaus, is one beer with many similarities. Heat in the back of the throat. Probably a better beer for sharing as drinking this one to oneself is no small feat. Lacking much carbonation. Creaminess from the wheat.

Overall - certainly a fine sipper, but a little too sweet and syrupy for this to be an easy one to drink by itself. However, the format lends itself nicely to sharing, for which I think was intended. Not my favourite Tap X special, but certainly a well crafted and potent weizenbock.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Chocolate caramel color, but poured with minimal evidence of a head. Enticing nose with sweet malty taste with almost a honey undertone. Nicely bodied and balanced. Would happily rendezvous avec Marie again.

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Photo of ludachris
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Its hazy honey amber body is capped by a finger's worth of creamy white head. The 10% ABV leaves a film of alcohol after a few swirls and doesn't let the head last too long.

The aroma is rich with toasty bread and gooey caramel. Syrupy esters are mixed with clove and banana. Dry white pepper is on top with a twist of tartness. There's a medicinal quality to its alcohol character but it's smooth and sweet and not overbearing.

Big jammy notes of apricot and plum set the tone. Its sweet booziness melds into the sticky fruit. Heaps of raisins come through as it warms. Toasty caramel and banana bread are close by.

Its low level of carbonation really accentuates all of its textures. Syrupy to start, sticky and chewy in the middle, with a dry finish. Full bodied but very easy to drink.

Finishing a bottle of this to myself isn't out of the question. The alcohol is so well integrated into the fruity and sweet flavors of the beer that it's hard to pinpoint. I thought the nose could have been more pronounced but I'm in love with the texture of all of the dark fruits that define it.

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Photo of JayQue
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

What a great beer!!! The German version of a Tripel!!!! Poured from a 12.5 oz bottle into a flute. Pours a mostly clear light brown color with a small fizzy white head. Less than average head retention and no lacing. Aroma is light fruit (apples and pears), a little wheat bitterness and some peppery spicing. Flavor is more of the same with the fruitiness and sweetness (from the malt?) up front with a little spiciness and wheat bitterness following. This is a really tasty beer as a slow sipper. Mouthfeel is rich and mostly smooth with a little alcohol bite in the finish. I would drink this one again any time!!!!!

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I'm not sure who Marie is, but if she's anything like Schneider & Sohn's beer of her namesake, then I'd meet with her anywhere!

Marie's Rendezvous hides its creamy golden and silky appearance behind a foggy, yeasty haze. All that cloudiness forshaddows a scent of sugar cookie, soft spiciness and supple fruit character. Flavors of sweet cream come with a bready sweet taste of cookie dough and fresh baked pastry.

As the ale washes the tastebuds, the medley of fruit and spice rises to complement the wheat malt. Apple, white grape, lemon and banana have a delicate sundae taste before the balance of white pepper, vanilla, white wine, peppercorn, fennel and clove offset both the fruit and sweetness. Finishing peppery and vinous, a pleasant brandy-like warmth surrounds the tongue with the savory satisfaction of angelfood cake and bread pudding.

Full but relaxed, the beer's carbonation keeps fuller impressions lasting longer, but the zip of champagne-like zest helps to break apart the malt sweetness and creamy body for a touch of drinkability and refreshment. Warm and peppery with the softness of cream and vanilla, the beer hold tremendous complexity and a dangerously smooth refreshing character.

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Photo of Marius
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared at August THT. Hazy amber with a thin pink head. Notes of dried fruit, brandy, grapes, sugar. Full body, low carbonation, smooth texture and a sticky sweet finish.

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle, Brewers Droop, Bristol - Pours amber with a small white head which quickly dissipates. Medium carbonation. Aroma - acidic notes, fruity esters - banana, honey feel. Taste - super sweet, slight tart feel, ripe fruits, light pepper, light alcoholic finish. A beer to take in the fruity aromas and sip slowly with real appreciation.

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Photo of Roguer
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an almost peach color, leaning toward brown, surprisingly nearly opaque. Head size is minimal.

Aroma is an interesting blend: stale floral hops, oak, bubblegum, caramel, apples. A hint each of vinegar and honey. The more I allow this brew to waft around my nostrils, the more notes come out, and the better it smells.

Very sweet on the palate up front: kisses of honey and fruit juice. The middle allows some caramel and brown sugar to come through, along with cherry and apple juice. The very strong honeyed sweetness returns on the final third, and really carries to a cloying finish. Wet and sticky.

No hint of the 10% ABV; very little bite to this syrupy brew.

A very unique profile, reminiscent of many other styles (in particular: American wild ales, wheat wines, and barleywines), but identical to none. The sweetness is likely a touch too much for many; the tiny bit of citric-tinged acidic bite up front is not enough to balance the brew, nor is there any significant hop bitterness.

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Photo of Kevc24
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I love Schneider & Sohn and this beer had high expectation from others I have tried.

Drank from 12.5fl Oz bottle poured into a Libbey snifter glass

Look: Bottle well presented with tag explaining history of beer as well as label with notations for enjoyment. Sealed well and noted extra attention to outside presentation.
Deep orange/ amber with very little transparency. One finger head that dissipated quickly.

Smell: Fruity notes with hints of orange, apples and apricot.

Taste: Slight burnt sugar/honey taste with hints of fruits, plums, raisin, apricots, and apples. Quite alcohol tasting, almost cider like and sweet.

Feel: Very little carbonation, heavy in mouth, puts weight on tongue, definitely alcohol feel going down.

Overall: I had high expectations and do not like fruity beers to much so not sure this one was for me. But overall i felt it was well made and a lot of attention to detail was put into it. Definitely one to appreciate and hits hard with some sweetness.

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Photo of craftbeersweden
3.74/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy, dark orange beer with a one finger high head.

Nose: Caramel, dried fruit, red berries, honey, plum, vinegar, clove and spices.
Taste: Caramel malt, alcohol, brown sugar, syrup, honey, toffee, raisin, banana and fruit.
Mouth: Medium to full body. Light carbonation.

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Photo of drmeto
2.96/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

L:
-pours a mostly clear golden-amber with a small,frothy,offwhite head
-low to medium carbonation visible
S:
-honey,clove,spicy,plums,basil,balsamic vinegar,red wine,caramel,sugar beet syrup
T:
-alcohol,alcohol,alcohol
-very sweet,plums,red apple,cooked potatoes,balsamic vinegar
-finishes very dry
F:
-medium carbonation
-medium body
-boozy
O:
I love Schneider and their "TapX" Series has been great so far, but this is a mess.
The Aroma offers something unique, but the taste is quite dull and it's just an unpleasant experience with it's booziness.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy dark amber color with off-white head. Aroma has dark, caramel malts and dried fruits. Taste starts with caramel, dark malts, fruits, tart macerated fruits, slight booze, very complex. Heavy bodied with low carbonation. Overall it's a really tasty and complex brew. The only thing that bothers me is the alcohol presence.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.48/5  rDev +12%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From lacasadelacerveza. In Bavaria glass. Playing Grim Fandango. Very sweet, deliciously, not cloying. High ABV very well hidden. I had to drink it with fear

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Photo of Dentist666
3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

0,375ml bottle.
Poured into weizen glass.
Pours slightly hazy copper beer with thin 1-finger creamy off-white head, moderate retention.
Smell - sweet, caramel, spices, dried apricots, some alcohol.
Taste - boozy, sweet, toffee, fruity, banana.
Full-bodied, somewhat silky, good carbonation.
Cloying.

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Schneider Weisse Tap X Marie’s Rendezvous from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 54 ratings