Tap 7: Mein Original
Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn

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Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #25
Ranked #11,970
3.98 | pDev: 10.8%
May 20, 2022
Apr 03, 2002
Very Good
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Notes: It's the art of brewing in its purest form for true wheat beer connoisseurs: "Original" – the traditional wheat beer brewed unaltered in accordance with the original recipe of Georg I. Schneider since 1872 – and since then simply marquee. Of a deep amber colour, harmonically balanced and strong. That's what Bavaria tastes like. And that's also what coming home tastes like - in the comfort of your own four walls as well as at your convivial "Stammtisch".

Hops: Hallertauer Tradition, Hallertauer Herkules.

14 IBU.
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Photo of BitteNochEinWeissbier
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

0.5 L bottle
Bottle Date: 21.232 [170821]
Date Consumed: 2022-june-06
Date Reviewed: 2022-june-06
Glass: 0.5L Hefeweizen Vase
Pouring Temp: 54.1 F

Completely opaque light brown or very dark amber; I can see faint shadows of my fingers at the edges of the narrowest part of the glass. 3-finger creamy off-white head dissipates very slowly to 2-fingers. Good lacing

Bananas and sweet citrus fruits. Some apricot and pear. There is a healthy but not overpowering dose of cloves. Wheat bread. Slight twang or snap that I normally pick up from wheat beers.

Sweet citrus and pear start the sip but are very quickly joined by the cloves and ripe banana. Underlying this is wheat bread and a very faint earthy note. The citrus and especially the cloves linger on into the aftertaste along with subdued banana.

Smooth and well-carbonated and even a tad crisp. Body is medium.

An excellent if somewhat rustic Hefeweizen that is very easy to drink and goes quite well with food (especially Weisswurst). There is a nice cacophony of flavors that make for a complex and satisfying sip. The cloves do a nice job keeping the sweet citrus and bananas in check. This Hefeweizen has been a favorite of mine for long time.

One interesting thing to note about this beer is that it very much resembles a Dunkelweizen, and that is how I think of it - a 'light Dunkelweizen'. In this respect it is much like Ayinger's Ur-Weisse, which _is_ a Dunkelweizen. The recipe for Schneider Weisse Original comes (allegedly) from an era when a fair portion of Bavarian beer was still brown, so that is not surprising.

Previous Rating of Older Bottle (for reference - note what time can do to a Hefeweizen)

look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
combo: 4.06

0.5 L bottle
Bottle Date: 19.280 [130819] => 13 Aug, 2019 ?
Date Consumed: 2022-may-19
Date Reviewed: 2022-may-20
Glass: 0.5L Schneider Weisse Vase
Pouring Temp: low 50s F

Completely opaque light brown or very dark amber; I can see faint shadows of my fingers at the edges of the narrowest part of the glass. 2" creamy off-white head dissipates into a .25" consistent cover. Not much laing.

Ripe bananas and cloves. Touches of apricot and sweet citrus fruits. Bready malts. Subdued wheat "twang".

Cloves start and are quickly joined by the ripe bananas. Then the apricot and citrus appear. Faint honey notes pop in and out. Underlying it all is bread dough with a touch of toasted caramel and even a very faint earthiness. The cloves and the citrus stay throughout the sip and do a nice job of balancing out the sweetness.

Smooth and well-carbonated and even a tad crisp. Body is medium, but with a lean to the lighter side.

A very good Hefeweizen that is very easy to drink and goes quite well with food (especially Weisswurst). This beer has been a favorite of mine for long time. My scores would most definitely be higher for a fresher sample.

May 20, 2022
4.01 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation on Apr 18, 2022
3.86 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Mar 27, 2022
Photo of LukeGude
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by LukeGude from Iowa

Big bottle from John’s poured into stein. Surprisingly clear for hefe. Enjoyable but not overwhelming for what I was guessing to be a standard-bearer.

Feb 27, 2022
4 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 14, 2022
3.75 by BeerWasp from Germany on Feb 05, 2022
4.03 by BeerBeast from Florida on Dec 16, 2021
Photo of Lucular
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lucular from Maryland

On tap at Lures Bar & Grille. Pours a slightly cloudy effervescent yellow with a smallish head. Aroma and flavor feature wheat, banana, clove - typical hefeweizen characteristics. Solid.

Nov 11, 2021
Photo of LanceBiggums
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by LanceBiggums from Canada (AB)

Much darker than the average weissbier, cloudy amber, the colour of a traditional Märzen, but weissbier hazy. Two finger head (probably poured too gently) of barely off-white, sudsy head, big foamy bubbles. Head faded within a few minutes (again maybe due to my too-gentle pour) but the carbonation kept a sparkling ring going in the centre all the way through drinking. Smell has the typical weissbier banana and medicinal cloves, but a bit muted. Dark fruit, caramel malt, and grain are more prominent than usual for the style. Banana and clove notes are a bit more present in the taste, along with the caramel malts, dark fruit, and sour hops on the finish. The feel is surprisingly thin and watery for such a dark beer, and a weissbier at that. The perky carbonation lightens it and, together with the sour hops, balances the yeast and malt sweetness nicely. Overall, an interesting example of the style, and worth your time to sample. But interesting does not mean classic. I expected a more "textbook" weissbier from the brewery that purports to be the original weissbier specialist. That's not to say it's bad in any way - it's a very good beer, but not the best example of its style in my opinion. The dark fruit and sour hops set it apart from other weissbiers, in a way that could be good or bad, depending on your tastes. Big flavours, to be sure, but not quite as big on the yeast banana and cloves as I had hoped. Still very good and definitely worth a try.

Aug 28, 2021
4.11 by CJRubes from Massachusetts on Aug 07, 2021
Photo of Roguer
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Roguer from Connecticut

Fairly dark for a Hefe, caramel-tinged body. Head production and retention are OK for the style. Body is opaque, which I am attributing to both the natural wheat haze and the darker color.

Nose is fairly straightforward Hefe: banana, clove, honey, and a touch of pepper. There is perhaps a bit of caramel and toast as well.

Flavor is on the sweeter side for a Hefe, accented by the notes of banana and clove, along with an almost mint-like brightness to the herbal nature of the tones. Lightly honeyed toast with a sprig of cilantro.

Lively and creamy, quaffable yet full bodied.

A bit too herbal, perhaps; an interesting sweet character that is nonetheless very good. This is an excellent Hefe that stands out from the rest, and is worth your time.

Jul 26, 2021
4.13 by SViterileroux74 from Texas on Jul 24, 2021
4.09 by Madchiotis from Greece on Jul 24, 2021
3.98 by Timfromthemainland from New York on Jun 27, 2021
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4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by Snowcrash000 from Germany

Pours a cloudy, deep, dark amber coloration with a medium, creamy head. Smells of doughy, slightly bready, caramelly malt and fruity and spicy yeast esters, with notes of banana and clove. Taste is a good balance of doughy, slightly bready, caramelly malt and fruity and spicy yeast esters of banana and clove, as well as very subtle hoppy hints of citrus and apricot. Finishes with a light bitterness and some banana, clove and subtle citrus accents lingering in the aftertaste. Soft mouthfeel with a medium/rich body and medium carbonation.

This is quite dark and rich for a Hefeweizen, with a bit heavier focus on the malts, which lend a certain, light caramel sweetness to this, feeling almost more like a Dunkelweizen. There are still some quite distinct yeast esters to this though, with the clove standing out particularly, which I personally rather like, as well as lighter, quite subtle citrus and stone fruit accents. Overall, this makes for a somewhat unique, quite malty, Hefeweizen that's a bit too sweet for my personal taste, but still is still rather enjoyable for it's distinct yeast esters, subtle hoppiness and rich body and mouthfeel.

Jun 19, 2021
Photo of Zopiac
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
by Zopiac from Michigan

Great, but need a second opinion to be certain of my rating.

Jun 05, 2021
4.14 by NastyNorseman from New York on May 27, 2021
Photo of eatsluggs
4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by eatsluggs from Oregon

A beautiful beer. Easy to drink with some quark cheese and boiled potatoes, dill and lots of bacon.

May 26, 2021
Photo of DrBeergood
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by DrBeergood from Ohio

L: Straw yellow and hazy. Lively and active.

S: A buttery bread roll with a banana.

T: Savory wheat cooked to perfection.

F: Wholesome and filling.

O: One of the greatest beers ever made.

May 16, 2021
3.95 by Jarrod_LC from Louisiana on May 13, 2021
3.98 by cheefdaddy1 from Texas on Apr 22, 2021
Photo of detgfrsh
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by detgfrsh from Texas

From a bottle. Dark amber color with a layer of white head. Smells of yeast and wheat. Light body, light on carbonation. Banana and clove with a little sweetness. Very smooth.

Apr 16, 2021
Photo of Anders91
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Anders91 from California

Look: much darker than a normal Weizen amber colored, with a medium white head

Smell: banana, malt, and wheat

Taste: banana, wheat, and malt.

Feel: super smooth

Mar 27, 2021
4.08 by SushiSakeBeer from Oregon on Mar 13, 2021
3.67 by dubadw from Switzerland on Mar 07, 2021
Photo of BEERMILER12
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

A: Pours a deeply burnt orange/bronze color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Weizen yeast that brings forward the typical banana and clove right up front. Some other general light fruitiness. Some light bread and toffee as well

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the yeast, banana, and clove. Bready notes come through along with some toffee and light bubble gum. Finishes with lingering yeast influence

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A classic German hefeweizen that ticks all the marks. A little darker than most, but the quality and standard are most definitely still there. Definitely worth a drink

Feb 24, 2021
3.92 by Jack65 from Pennsylvania on Feb 06, 2021
Photo of Storm_Rryder
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Storm_Rryder from Iowa

Good one, I seem to taste a common feel between those Schiender beers, Not sure if that is specific to that brewery or to beers from Germany. Regardless, I like it. There is nothing really specific about this one. On the sweet side, not so bitter, had good foam.carbonation.

Jan 24, 2021
Photo of robertfyffe
3.64/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by robertfyffe from California

Look: cloudy brown with orange hints
Smell: hints of banana
Taste: clean with citrus flavors
Feel: some carbonation medium body
Overall: a good beer but a bit on the bland. Can’t decide if I would buy again.

Dec 27, 2020
3 by koolkitty from England on Dec 05, 2020
3.81 by craigbelly from Iowa on Nov 26, 2020
4.1 by arzt from Germany on Nov 23, 2020
4.05 by Roejogan from Canada (BC) on Oct 16, 2020
Photo of timon
4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by timon from California

My grandpa started one of the biggest German clubs in the state, and I can say that this is what you would want to drink on Octoberfest. Unfiltered, real dark and hazy copper with a sweet, boozy smell, that tastes like apricot, peach, apple, and wheat. Mouthfeel is light, fresh, and bubbly.

Oct 04, 2020
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1.88/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by 305STIguy from Florida

I just can’t get into this beer. I have tried it several times. Very little head. It’s very different from other Bavarian style Hefes. It’s like halfway between a normal helles and dunkel Weizen. Maybe that’s the goal. The bitterness might be what turns me off. I like the sweetness of normal Weizen beer. This will be the last time I bring Schneider home.

Sep 27, 2020
Tap 7: Mein Original from Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
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