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

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Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #17
Ranked #7,678
4 | pDev: 10.75%
Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
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.
Reviews: 888 | Ratings: 1,893 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Snowcrash000 from Germany

4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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DrBeergood from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
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detgfrsh from Texas

4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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
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Anders91 from California

3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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
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Storm_Rryder from Iowa

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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robertfyffe from California

3.64/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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
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timon from California

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

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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305STIguy from Florida

1.88/5  rDev -53%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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
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snaotheus from Washington

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

500ml bottle served in a pair of wine glasses. Stamp on the back says 20.069 220120, whatever that means. Bought it yesterday at Whidbey Beer Works.

Pours a dark hazy amber with a pretty respectable head. Smell is hef with a little toffee. Wheat and yeast, a little banana.

Taste is similar, but the toffee comes across more like caramel, and it works pretty well.

Mouthfeel is light, smooth, and fluffy. Nice beer.

Sep 15, 2020
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neenerzig from Ohio

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

Poured out of 16.9 oz bottle into one of my weizen glasses, this beer pours a mostly cloudy/hazy, medium to dark golden color with a big white head that's well over an inch thick when first poured. Colorwise, this already strikes be as darker in color than the vast majority of other Hefeweizens I've had and also not quite as cloudy/hazy as most. Aromas of wheat and bready, toasty malts with caramel notes and banana, clove, and a bit of bubblegum too to be sure from those yeasty esters. A very similar flavor profile, with the aforementioned notes of wheat and bready, toasty malts with caramel notes that's followed by the banana, clove, and bubblegum. Not really any discernible hop profile here, and that's not unexpected. An interesting take with the flavor profile here. Doesn't really hit the mark for me for what I expect flavor wise for a Hefeweizen, as the banana, clove, and wheat notes are not nearly as pronounced as they should be and are replaced with the sweetness from the bubblegum and toasted caramel malts. I like the flavors here, don't get me wrong. They just don't seem to fit this style/type of beer. Drinks more like a Weizenbock or a Dunkelweizen. Has a fairly crisp, also smooth, light to medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a clean finish with a nice toasted, sweet malty and bready aftertaste.


Aug 31, 2020
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ATL6245 from Georgia

5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Hazy, deep copper. Frothy off-white head with great retention

Aroma: Mild banana, bubble gum-like and herbal aromas. Very yeasty.

Flavor & aftertaste: Semi-sweet, mild banana and clove or herbal-like flavors.

Mouth-feel/Palate: Full bodied & creamy. Low carbonation. Short to medium length finish. Not bitter at the end.

Overall: One of my favorite Hefes. The first Hefeweizen I ever drank and I picked a great one. Been drinking it along time; but first time I've rated it. I can't distinguish date codes on bottle; but suspect this has been on the shelves a little while because it is not as popular as it used to be. Quintessential Hefe; full bodied & creamy. Excellent head retention. Yeasty aromas on the nose: banana, clove & gum-like. Herbal hops. Flavors are similar. Semi-sweet. Short to medium length finish, with virtually no bitterness. Wonderfull Hefe to drink.

Aug 21, 2020
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BeerBaronBear from New York

3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A pleasant Hefe beer, but not as delicious as others, such as Erdinger, Paulaner, and Weihenstephaner, e.g. One oddity to this beer was its dark color, more reddish brown than I'm used to from a Hefe. Smell was a bit flat, but the taste was still very nice, with lots of clove character. All in all, a refreshing Hefe, but likely wouldn't be my first choice if I had other options.

Jul 25, 2020
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours murky, dark gold in color with one inch head. Taste is big banana, dark bread, wheat, and clove. Medium bodied and carbonation, sweet. Excellent traditional sessionable hefe. Nice and clean. Could have several..will get this again

Jul 12, 2020
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beerdedking from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Amber colored hefe, milder flavor profile than expected. Drinks lighter than 5.5 IMO. All the right flavors of banana, clove, wheaty spice are there, low carbo. Drank this years ago, and my initial impression is still the same. Good not great, I'd seek other beers of this ilk first, then come back to this in a pinch

Jul 01, 2020
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faraday326 from California

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

Pours far darker than I expected for the style. Deep amber, like a Marzen. I love it. On the nose, it's very nice. Sweet with the usual hints of banana and light spices. More toasted than usual for the style. The taste follows, what stood out for me is the classic taste for this style, wheatey with a touch of bananas and spices, but it was also more rounded out with toasted malt. Low bitterness.

May 16, 2020
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HappyGuy12345 from New Jersey

4.88/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 500 mL bottle into Hefeweizen glass
Look: Opaque light brown with over 2 fingers of white head with good retention
Smell: Hints of sweet bananas
Taste: Epitome of a great Hefeweizen beer. Clean tasting with notes of citrus and hints of banana. No bitterness at all.
Mouthfeel: Medium body and moderate carbonation.
Overall: In my opinion, this is an outstanding beer. I am surprised that its rating on Beer Advocate is not significantly higher than it is.

Jan 31, 2020
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

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

Look - light brown slight head slight haze
Smell - mostly banana slite clove
Taste - a lot like the scent for the most part
Feel - medium body light carb
Overall - good beer

Oct 27, 2019
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FBarber from Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark orange-brown color. Huge pillowy white head collapses slowly but steadily for a moment before tailing off and leaving a good inch of foam on top of the beer.

Aroma has notes of nutmeg and clove, kind of a spiced bread character. I’m not getting much if any banana or anything in that vein. Some wheat malt notes come through.

Taste follows the nose with muddled notes of nutmeg, clove, pepper, minerals, and a spicy yeasty note. Kind of acidic on the finish with a quick wrap up of the flavors. Can’t shake the sense of a certain wateriness to the flavor profile - I can only compare it to tea - you get that watery note but it’s not “weak”.

Feel is medium to full bodied, with a prickly vibrant carbonation.

Overall, I have to be honest I was disappointed in this. I’ll need to revisit it again at some point, but I had high hopes and it just didn’t do it for me. The flavor was just off from what I want from the style.

Oct 21, 2019
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Lanas from Greece

4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer is almost the same with "Paulaner blondie" but with more fruity taste.. It has very fresh taste and it can't disappoint you.. And it is very rich like a beer..
Overall very good and safe choice to drink that beer in some place.. The only bad is, i can't drink over than one beer of it because i feel bloated in my stomach...

Sep 14, 2019
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. Bottling date stamped on label is '270319'.
Cloudy, medium to dark amber colored body. Multi finger off white head, which stays around as a soft pillow.
Aroma is phenolic cloves, banana, pencil eraser, bubble gum, and wheat malt. Minimal hop spice.
Taste is banana, citrus, cloves, bubble gum and tangy wheat malt. No so much with definite hop contribution.
Medium plus mouth feel, and very comfortable in the mouth. Very good carbonation support.
Tremendously easy to drink, with very pleasant mouth feel. The banana is not so strong here, more with the cloves and bubble gum, and the wheat malt. Quite refreshing.

Sep 14, 2019
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octortus from Canada (ON)

4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL Bottle. ABV 5.4%
Appearance: Orange/Copper, One finger of beige head, Streaming carbonation, Clear.
Aroma: Banana, Clove, Bubblegum, Bready wheat malt.
Mouthfeel: Under medium body, Nice carbonation, Crisp, Off-dry finish.
Flavour: Bubblegum, Banana, Wheat, Slight citrus, Balanced and fairly complex, Slight hops on finish, Unripe banana on finish.
Overall: Excellent Hefeweizen. I think they could make some slight improvements to the flavour.

Review: 60

Sep 10, 2019
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VABA from Virginia

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has wheat, spices and herbal hints
The taste follows the nose with a wheat, spices and herbal flavor
A light bodied moderately carbonated beer
A good Hefeweizen

Sep 06, 2019
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ifnkovhg from California

3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a weird-looking Hefe. It pours with a typical head for the style -- 3-4 fingers, off-white and velvety. The foam dissipates rather quickly. The beer itself is quite dark. As in Marzen dark. Kind of off-putting.

The smell is phenolic with cloves and faint cinnamon.

The taste is citrusy, like an orange. There's some wheat there but the citrus really dominates. A lot of reviewers are picking up banana notes, but I'm not getting any.

Mouthfeel is standard for a Hefe. Medium body.

This is definitely a beer worth checking out. Not my favorite take on the style, but I could see myself buying this again.

Aug 30, 2019
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barnzy78 from Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL bottle, pours darker than expected- copper colored and cloudy with a tall and creamy off-white head. Aroma is traditional hefe with scents of banana, clove, wheat, lemon, and bubblegum. Flavors match aroma, but seems overly sweet. Lighter body, higher carbonation, balanced finish. This is good overall, but I prefer some other German brewed ones more than this one.

Aug 23, 2019
Tap 7: Mein Original from Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
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