Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original | Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

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Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser OriginalSchneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Weisse Original.

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Photo of DavidR_9
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

17.016 061216 bottle date

Darker body than most Hefeweizens withreally nice bubbly bright white head, thins out to about half a finger in the pint glass. Smells of wheat, yeast, and a subtle banana bread scent. Taste is nice! still retains that banana flavor and finishes with a small hint of spice accentuated from the carbonation - this might be cloves? The feel is nice too, pretty lasting flavor that sits on the tongue and medium to low carbonation level. Certainly a pleasure to drink a hefe that doesn't rely on lemon and citrus zest to carry the brew.

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Photo of moose1980
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite a bit darker than many Hefeweizens. Big, pillowy, white head. Typical banana aroma dominates with the supporting malt giving it a banana bread feel, without much hint of cloves. Banana and light lemon in the taste, with a wisp of spiciness at the end. Not quite as creamy as could be. Overall, very nice.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.45/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured to a hefeweizen Erdinger branded glass.

A: The body is coppery and hazy. The head is white.
S: The aroma is clovy and banana-y. Close to a regular Hefe.
T: The taste starts with a mildly sweet profile of banana, changing right after to a mildly hoppy and yeasty end of bitterness.
M: Body is medium to low. Carbonation is medium high and a bit harsh. Bitterness is more expressive than regular hefes.
O: A first Schneider. Was expecting more.

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Photo of Vetbidder
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy really nice looking brew. I get clove on the top with some banana and a wheat edge. Scent translates well to the flavor with banana and clove and a sweetish finish. Bigger flavor than you get from many wheat beers and a very smooth feel. Decently carbonated(burp). At the top of this style that I've tried so far.

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.68/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a couple of these today and sent them to the fridge immediately. Smell is almost like a subdued banana bread scent. Taste is very good, quite complex-- mostly bananas, cloves, and hops for the finish. Feel is thirst quenching, clean, not overcarbonated, and not dry. This is one refreshing beer I would love to get again.

Schneider and Sohn has several good varieties of Weisse beer and I am yet to be disappointed by any of them. This original Hefe is comparable to the best German makes like Paulaner, Weihenstephan, Fransikaner, Hacker-Pschorr, etc. Pick one up and give it a try, you may like it better than the previous mentioned hefe beers.

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Really great stuff, and to be honest I usually don't like Hefes.

Look: Slightly hazy golden yellow with a bubbly satin white two finger head.

Smell: Aroma of fresh baked bread, bananas, clove, vanilla, mild bubblegum and honey.

Taste: Crisp and clean. Yeasty with notes of sweet malted grains and honey. Hints of vanilla, clove, banana and bubblegum in the background, but not in a heavy handed way. Very light and refreshing.

Feel: Effervescent. Light-mid body. Smooth.

Overall: Quite delicious, a nice thirst quencher that doesn't compromise on flavor for drinkability.

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Photo of lic217
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Great head, nice and coloudy, light brown
Smell: Banana bread
Taste: Banana bread and ends with a mild sweetness
Feel: smooth full mouthfeel. Very drinkable
Overall: A really solid beer

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber gold with nice foamy head and lacing. Great bread and malt up front with some banana and citrus on back end. Taste is fantastic, full on yeasty goodness with nice wheat tones and banana filler. This is a very refreshing beer, abundant in fruit but not too sweet, a nice balance overall. Excellent beer any time of year.

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

L: pours a nice cloudy copper color. Fluffy white head that half disolves quickly while the other there stays. Lacings on the sides.

S: light malts,bread , banana, cloves and peppercorns. Some citric notes

T&F: starts with the wheat sweetness with the banana and yeast, the spices and herbs takes more over in the middle and it finishes of with a dry and lasting aftertaste . Clean and balanced mouthfeel and flavour. Avoids the watery mouthfeel that some of the hefes tends to get.

O: a great and enjoyable hefeweizen from one of the best breweries in Germany when it comes to wheat beers. I sure would have this again

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Photo of dcotom
4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful clear amber-colored pour, decent white head that fades to a thin white ring. Aromas and flavors of crackery malt and yeast, a little banana, and hints of citrus and coriander spice. Finish is clean and crisp, with just a touch of bitterness. Delightful!

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a half finger white head with great retention and light lacing. Aroma of bready dark wheat, light banana and a hint of clove, somewhat malty. Flavor of wheat, a hint of carmel and banana, clove. Finishes with a mild clove bitterness and residual husky wheat. Medium bodied with a light creaminess. This was a little bit of a surprise; the color is darker than expected and the aroma was wheat, but a deeper and more malty than any other hefe I've tried. The flavor is much closer to standard with good wheat flavor in the start and finish. The caramel note was also unexpected, but quite pleasant.This hefeweizen leans a little more towards a dunkel in color and flavor, but still adheres to style. A nice wheat beer from a classic German brewer.

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Photo of Dinglehacker
4.44/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Weizen glass. Fizz, then no head. Lovely filthy unfiltered color.

Nose is very sweet and mildly fruity: applesauce, grape, cloves, raisins

Taste: oat, banana that's very strong without overpowering, and dark wheat bread.

Mouth is very light and coasts right down to the throat.

A Deutscher brew to rival the Belgians. Also a good gateway to other Schneider & Sohn crafts.

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Photo of Lembeh
4.67/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious Hefeweizen. Been on a little bit of a Hefeweizen tear lately and this brewery which only brews wheat beers was on top of my list. People in states chasing the latest hop bombs should try this. It'll alter their idea of how good a Hefeweizen can be.

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Photo of thomasdidymus55
4.72/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

An awesome memoriable beer. Actually the first hefeweizen I ever experienced. The taste of cloves and wonderful feel of goodness. Loved it and I want more of it.

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Photo of lmaduells
4.58/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An exceptional beer, but that's not my style. highlighting its balance, and evolution in the nose. For my taste somewhat lacking graduation. The remaining perfect. A fantastic beer.

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Photo of tuesunsommiel
4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: looks great: gold, almost reddish color with a great white head. Stark contrast makes the beer look great in a glass
S: malt, banana typical of other weißbiers, bread
T: great taste, crispy malt and weiß notes....ends very dry which is unusual for this style, but not at all disappointing...almost like a mild pale ale with a weiß finish
F: good body, nothing too crazy
O: great beer and great value.

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Photo of Buck89
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A hazy dark golden light amber color. Thick frothy white head. Big banana notes on the nose, with some clove and dough. Taste followed. More yeast flavor but with a mix of esters showing banana, clove, and fruit.

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Photo of Ri0
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 500 ml into Weizen glass. Darker amber hue and 1.5 white head. Great retention and some lacing. It is very bready with some nutty aroma. Very clean malts and flavors of banana, clove, bread and yeast. Easy to drink with a lighter feel. Enjoyable.

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Photo of pbasran
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lots of flavors, some of which seem caramelized juices.
Remarkably smooth! Odd (good odd) aftertaste, but not outrageously hoppy. The sediments carry a lot of flavor... Probably too much for my liking though.

Not that it's bad... It's good and not as nearly as sharp as I expected for such a high ABV. It's pale... Very much makes you think how beer was brewed in the early days. Old school beer. That's what I'm calling it.

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Photo of jp32
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours copper in color with a subtle haziness to it. Not quite cloudy, but absolutely not transparent either. It seems to have a certain density to it for a beer of this color. HUGE frothy head on top. Great looking beer.

Aroma is huge on banana bread with some mild clove or spice notes buried deep underneath.

Flavor is banana bread, sweet bread, and something nutty. Finishes crisp and sterile.

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Photo of theBubba
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy copper into my Weizen glass. Nice head, nice retention, good lace. This is a classic Hefeweizen. Smells of banana, clove, and mild spice. Perfect carbonation for the style. One reviewer wrote;
Appearance: Medium brown with a good head
Aroma: Malty with dark notes
Taste: Burnt malt with a coffee aftertaste
Overall: A heavy beer with an extremely malty taste
WTF? Shouldn't these reviews be kept somewhat accurate,

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This pours an orange color with a fairly thick, white head and a high amount of carbonation. The scent is fairly sharp with wheat and banana notes. There are some fairly strong wheat malt flavors with banana and a little clove. Despite this the finish is actually quite light if a little astringent and dry. Overall I would say the body is on the light end of medium, but most of that is in the initial taste and the finish is for sure light. Schneiderweisse in my opinion is kind of a mixed bag. It has some beers that I really love like Tap 1 and 6, but also some that I really didn’t like such as Edel-weisse. I think this is a pretty nice summer beer if you want to drink a hefe, but don’t want to feel full. That being said, it is closer to the lower end of the Schneiderweisse spectrum in my opinion. The negatives are for the most part the same as Edel-weisse, but not as pronounced. It is still a solid beer.

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Photo of portwood
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Smell: spicy, clove, banana, bubblegum, caramel, hint of citrus
Taste: sweet banana bread, medium carbonation, slightly prickly mouth feel.
FInish: clove, ripe banana, slightly acidic, light bitterness.
(bottled 16.056)

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Photo of Beginner2
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Many opinions have been said about this classic.
MJ's 1999 "Guide" gave it 3.5 of 4 stars and extolled how this Original stuck to, if not exemplified, the style.
Listed on the "1001" and deserves this.
Reviewed in Roger Protz' classic "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!"
It seems like Original is the real thing.

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Photo of adamhdg
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I see all the nice reviews, but this just wasn't my experience. Poured into a weizen glass. Caramel brown with a nice head. A slight bready smell buy no significant overtones. Very mild taste of bread but overall not a great deal of flavor. Maybe just a bad day for me, but just an average beer overall.

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