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 Spinshag
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

.5L glass at my house (50L keg, 100% CO2 tank at appropriate pressure for temp as per Schneider specs)

NOTE - if you ever buy a keg yourself, you want the Schneider sankey and a pressure regulator for pouring.

A - It is bit hazier than the bottle pour since the yeast is mixed better. It has a deep amber color.

S - Clove, yeast, subtle wheat. The clove does not over power the subtle wheat taste. I spilled a bit when tapping and I believe this is the first beer not to leave a pungent residual smell.

T - The clove is well balanced. It reminds me of Weihenstephaner, but a little less banana flavor.

M/F - The carbonation is the best I have seen in a Bavarian weizen. The advertising from the brewery highlights this... a Champagne-like... nothing better on a warm/hot day.

D - It is very easily drinkable. I like this and Penn Brewery's Weizen better than any I have ever drank. I am not big on the over powering clove and banana taste that other Bavarian weizen bring.

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Photo of swampski
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm not going to get into all the details of beer advising. I'm only going to say that this beer makes me thing of the modern traditional German song, ""Im Himmel gibt's kein Bier" (i.e., "In Heaven, There is No Beer".) There is no better Weissbeer, period. I'd drink more of it, but it's hard to justify paying 3.5 USD for a 1/2 L when unemployed, even when it's this good.

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Photo of JetFeather22
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of the best Hefeweizen's i have ever had, I don't know why the Weinstephaner is rated higher cause this one has a sweeter more heavy malt flavor..

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Photo of xtonemonkey
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very smooth malt background, rich yeast flavors, spicy, with fruity banana tones, reminiscent of clove, very balanced wheat beer. Washes down easy and lasting tasting notes. Nice carbonation and dark colour and a medium bodied beer. Tasted from a bottle and tap, both are just as good. personally prefer the bottle cos you can control the pour / head and more importantly the goodness that’s left at the bottom. non pasteurized, bottle conditioned.

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Photo of Daefido
5/5  rDev +25.6%

very clean and well-balanced taste, I think. darker colour than normal Hefe-weissen or weisse style beer. bought this at a local LCBO in Pelham,ON, Canada.
Usually I prefer Paulaner's Hefe-Weissen. This should be included in my favorite Weisse style beers. I really enjoyed drinking this beer. Thank you.

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Photo of paulaner
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have been trying hefe weizens for quite some time now and ever since reading about this one I have been looking for it. The dark color of it is appealing since it is not a dunkel but a original and for being a original it exceeds other dunkels in every aspect. The smell is a aromatic delite, with the taste bursting with flavors. So I would have to rank the drinkability as drink as many as you can but anyone who has drank alot of weizens would agree that isn't many because it is a very filling beer. Oh ya when you pour it make sure you get all the yeast from the bottom into your glass.

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Photo of CMW
4.92/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This brew pours a beautiful cloudy amber color with a considerable amount of carbonation. Even with the cloudy like look in the glass you can still see the large amounts of carbonation bubbles dancing to the top. I was somewhat surprised by the color as it is darker than your standard wheat beer. I used a weizen glass and there was a large marshmallow-like head that I wished stuck around a little longer. After it had dissipated I was left with a very slight lacing around the top of the glass.

The aroma was a mixture of fruits and subtle spices. The smell of clove and nutmeg is the first thing I detect. Bananas and apples add to the complex aroma that comes across yeasty. The overall aroma makes me want to take a drink immediately.

The taste is your reward here. It has a medium body where the fruits jump right out at you. At the first part of the taste you feel a slight bite from the carbonation. After the initial taste, the mixture of fruit definitely stands out. The mixture of banana, apple, and pear or orange blends perfectly. On the way down I can taste of hint of clove. In the end there is a very slight bitterness for balance.

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Photo of MarkSCCOT
4.9/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 0.5l bottle into a weizen glass. Date 07.088

I always thought that Weihenstephaner was the end all be all Hefe, but I have to give this beer a higher score.

A. Dark for a Hefe, a fuzzy amber. A great head and good carbonation.

S. This was where it first won me over. The smell is outstanding. The banana clove smell of other Hefes is mute, but this one smacks you right in the face. The aroma was very similar to their Aventinus.

T. Like it smells. This banana clove is very evident. If you ever want to demonstrate a bubble gum taste to a newbie, this is the beer.

M. Great carbonation! Medium body.

D. This is a great beer. It may become my new summer session beer.


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Photo of gotweid
4.88/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From a pint bottle into a traditional weizen glass it poured a hazy, slighly dark golden to amber color. She had a thick, foamy, bubbly white head that stayed quite a while then slowly dissipated. One could notice a decent amount of carbonation. Appearance is spot on for this style. Aroma of banana, clove and wheat are there, just like they should be. Taste of wheat and yeast is dominant. Mouthfeel is ever so smooth and refreshing, yet a little dry, not too wet. Hops are not dominant, which is true to style. Very drinkable and enjoyable. This is the best example of the style that I have had the pleasure of experiencing.

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Photo of JamisonM
4.88/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: light tan head with a hazy light brown body or perhaps dark amber tons of bubbles screaming up from the bottom of the glass big head with tons of lacing

S: clove cinnamon a bit of banana but the spice is dominating

T: Clove spice banana come cinnamon very refreshing

M: light mouth high carbonation

D: very refreshing very drinkable

overall: best hefe I have ever had I was kinda shocked this beer only gets a B+ its the best Hefe I have ever had this has a lot more spice then most very enjoyable beer, perfect in summer and what a great color!

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Photo of graywalker
4.85/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have had this beer twice. My first was a case bought here in Philadelphia which was somewhat disappointing. This rating is based on some bottles which a friend brought back from Germany and was a very different beer. The appearance was perfect - very cloudy, hazy amber with a nice pillowy head (when I bought this here is was crystal clear dark amber - totally different appearance). The smell was classic wheat beer - banana, clove, a little band-aid. The taste and mouthfeel were absolutely perfect - the same banana and clove, nice and dry, wonderful carbonation. This is THE standard for wheat beers. I could drink many of these on a warm day.

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Photo of BeerManDan
4.85/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This has to be the most balanced Weisse beer that has been brewed from Germany. The smell of
yeasty bread, cloves, banana and more hint of different spices was overwelming. It poured a hazy lemon color with some white foam and loads of lace retention. The aroma and taste were just out of this world. All components combined, make this Hefe-Weisse just out of this world

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Photo of poskok
4.84/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

In comparation to plenty of generic weizen beers from Germany (better marketed i owned by big companies, smell and body full of banana and cloves), this one is darker, a bit stronger, fuller body and different from them. It has an original note and deserves respect.

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Photo of bierman2000
4.83/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This may be the best Weizen in the world, as I said may be. As tasted in Germany in Nurnberg, it is cloudy and sweet very refreshing highly carbonated, and a great thirst quencher. The appearance is amazing as is the taste of citrus and slight bubble gum, very smooth and delicious.

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Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.82/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Simply amazing, the best Weissbier ever! Not even comparable to the others and should be in a class of its own.

appearance; more of an amber colored Weissbier, not quite as dark as the Dunkel sorts of this style though. Nice with a very sticky head.

smell; about as perfect as a Weissbier can be, yeast is most dominant but that's what is to be expected from this style.

taste; impossible for a Weissbier to be any better! Very rich with every ingredient present at its highest quality.

mouthfeel; very complex with a creamy carbonation, almost with Belgian trappist ale like qualities.

drinkability; goes down smooth and leaves me begging for another.

I have tried nearly every Weissbier Bavaria has to offer and this one wins by far. I can't live without it! I recommend it with caution as you my become a slave to it after only one half liter!

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Photo of wattoclone
4.81/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Although it is labelled as a hefeweizen, it looks , smells and tastes like a dunkelweizen. A rich, fruity, caramel loaded, malty dark weizen that rivals any Bavarian version of the style. This is the gold standard of the dunkelweizen beer style.

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Photo of steveh
4.8/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A -- Dark, cloudy amber to orange color with a huge, very tight, light tan head that settles very slowly.

S -- Spicy, clovey nose -- sweet and bready malts back with a vague hint at citrus fruit and grainy wheat.

T -- Cloves and pepper up front followed closely by bready malts. Finishes with a pleasant, mild citrus character before folding into the graininess of wheat malt.

M -- Smooth and soft mouthfeel with a medium body. Surprisingly little carb bite, even with so much going to create a huge head.

D -- Terrific. Stand this Weizen next to any Bavarian Hefeweizen you enjoy -- heck, stand it next to any beer you enjoy.

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Photo of aychbomb
4.8/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

appearance: orange-amber, slightly cloudy as a wheat beer should be. verr-y thick, long lasting mousse like head. lots of carbonation,

smell: grainy wheat malt aroma. spicy cloves ,coiande rand citrus . moderate hop caracter.

taste: moderatly sweet ,slightly grainy malt flavour. oranges, cloves, banana, vanilla. low hop flavour, moderatly bitter.

mouthfeel: medium-full body ,effervesent, creamy fullness.spicy, fruity and refreshing.

drinkability: delicious. and im not a wheat beer fan. i understand this is the "original" german wheat beer, and it is indeed the benchmark upon which ill judge all other hefe-weizenbier.


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Photo of StephenRich
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Every year the Schneider Weisse Original Hefe-Weizenbier rings in awards for brewing excellence, heritage, beer craftsmanship, and just straight up great beer. Without a doubt the Schneider Weisse brewery is among the oldest and most preeminent modern breweries in the world. And there is good reason for it. Founded by George Schneider the First in 1872, G. Schneider & Sohn is a Bavarian brewery producing some of the worlds most delectable beers.

All of their beers are top fermented wheat beer, and two of them are bottle conditioned; the Aventinus, and their flagship, which is readily available now world wide, the Original Hefe Weizen-Bier. It was one of the first beers to introduce me into the world of wheat beers and remains a constant fixture in my fridge. The Schneider Weisse is so perfect for so many scenarios, and is so delicious that I always need to have one at the ready, just in case.

There are a lot of wheat beers available these days, however very few if any are able to capture the clean, fresh and sunshine flavors and aromas that the Schneider Weisse encompasses. Its balance, elegance, distinct and sensual characteristics along with a perfect mouthfeel make it a winning choice every time. Seriously, this beer is amazing.

The Schneider Weisse Original is available at most every LCBO location that has more than the commercial brands. It comes in a tall German style 500ml dark bottle with a white and platinum label bearing the original Schneider Weisse badge. This wheat beer is bottle conditioned, 5.4% abv, and simply beautiful. The bottle conditioning is amazingly apparent in this beer - it provides a busting effervescent yet smooth mouthfeel, and creates a hazy, and very artisan beer to behold.

It should be poured into a tall weissebier glass gently, allowing the foam to slowly roll into a generous and pillowy pure white head. Bubbles will pour up from the center of the glass with vigorous aggression until they meet the surface of the beer. Then, they will erupt into your senses. The beer itself is a golden amber mahogany with rich browns and tinted straw yellows beaming through it. Its slightly opaque and hazy, but surprisingly clear into the sun (but is definitely not transparent). It is really a magnificent sight outdoors in the sun.

The nose, well, its wonderful. One of the reason that this beer is so good is because it is so aromatic. Immediately you can pull spices and fresh fruit out of the beer. It brings cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon into the air gently following over fresh apples, over rip bananas, and light peach. It has a light sweet yeast and character too building in the nose complimented by malts and fresh wheat - all very floral and delicate. The nose is exactly that, many beautiful flavors all harmoniously forming a beautiful bouquet of aromas.

Like most wheat beers the first impression from the taste is the effervescent and delicate mouthfeel. Although I have felt it so many times before in a huge array of different beers, the Schneider Weisse always brings its best game - the quality of the carbonation is so elegant and perfect; the bottle conditioning has treated this beer very well. This supremely refreshing mouthfeel also works perfectly with the spice that you can feel and taste in the beer every second it hits you.

The beer will wash fresh vanilla and gentle caramel malts with soft wheat and light spice across you whole palate. Pears, apples and bananas play in your cheeks and at the sides of your tongue while light, slightly citrus hops clean and refresh your whole mouth. Its not light and empty in body like you may expect a beer that feels like this to be - it is filled with aromatic flavors and has rich characteristics everywhere. Its hard to say that it is medium bodied because of how the bottle conditioning affects the mouthfeel, but really, there is a lot of flavor in this beer.

Go back for more and look for flavors of gentle bubble gum and notes of custard. There is a lot of flavor here and it rushes into every corner of your moth with excitement and zest. The finish is clean and refreshing with a quick and lightly sweet end that shows wheaty spice and still more vanilla. It is amazingly satisfying, and quenches with the best of them. Probably because it is the best of them.

This is all why it is so amazing. Somehow G. Schneider & Sohn is able to bring ripe flavors, fresh spices, and floral aromatic qualities to a beer while still uplifting a refreshing, crisp, tantalizingly delicate and amazingly unique beer. Its truly worth everyones time for at least a try, and if you are not convinced, well, I can't really even conceive that. Try the Schneider Weisse with smoked sausages, fish, wash rind cheeses, fruits, and on the beach.

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Photo of nelsonsaigon
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Experienced in : Saigon
Appealing to me : inviting look and tastes really great; fantastic for a sip or long drinking
Less appealing to me : - - -

I love this beer and one of my favorites.

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Photo of washburnkid
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed in a .5L weizen glass.

A: Huge frothy ivory head over a beer that's notably dark for the style. Very active bubbles in a hazy light copper hue. Thin cap of retention.
S: Clove spice, banana, hints of bubble gum. It's all there! There's also a light citrus aroma tickling my nose.
T: Emphasis on the yeast qualities: lots of clove and spiciness. The caramel malt backdrop is fitting for the amber tones, but I'm not sure if they actually have anything to do with each other. Bubblegum and banana are more subtle in flavors.
M: Light body but each sip is full of tons of flavors and residuals.
D: Easy drinking. Indeed a pleasant session beer that I look forward to enjoying throughout the coming summer.

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Photo of reddomino
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark hazy amber with a nice, foamy off-white head. The scent was yeasty with the lingering odor of fresh bread, roasted malt and lemony hops. The roasted malts and citrusy hops came through in the taste along with a biscuity flavor. Smoke lingered in the aftertaste of this smooth, medium bodied Heffe. All in all, a damn fine beer.

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Photo of AventinusCam
4.73/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite beer from one of my favorite styles. And it being from the fatherland makes me even more partial. Trying this was as close to a life changing experience as I have come with beer (scratch that...I have had one life changing beer experience... brewery's other beer...Aventinus). It is a darker straw like color with an enormous head that gets flaked with the delicious yeast after the bottle swirl. The smell is tremendous and loaded with the natural flavors of the Bavarian yeast, like banana, cloves and a little honey. The taste was almost sublime. So much going on with such a simple and straightforward beer. Flavors very reminiscent of the smell, but taken up ten notches. Incredible. The mouthfeel and drinkability are possibly my favorite in the beer world. Give me ten of these on any day or night in any temperature and you will soon have an empty bottle.

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Photo of MichaelBigbone
4.73/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A German guy turned me on to this and now it's one of my favorites....hard to find it on tap in the US...bottles are at bevmo.

It's an unfiltered wheat so the appearance will be cloudy and a rich brown w slight orangey color. A very rich full head that will snow cone if you poor it right. Always a little water in the glass to activate the yeast.

The distinct nutmeg really comes out which I've only seen attempted duplication by ale works which can't be compared.

Overall a very fine weisse beer. Best weisse I've had. Can't drink the American ones like widmer anymore...

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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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