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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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-03-2002

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Photo of wsouloa
4.7/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers that I have tried. I am surprised to see it was not rated higher than it is. Others reviewing this beer have already said it but this is darker than most Hefes. The smell is a nice fruity aroma in which cloves can also be detected. The taste of this beer is great. It can hold up in taste to its darker brother, Aventinus. The combination of fruits and cloves in the taste is great and the carbonation of this beer give it an exceptional mouthfeel. For a nice, relaxed drinking experience, this is a very good beer to try. I've gone through days where I drink nothing but this beer, its refreshing and has a wonderful taste which is a combination that is not the easiest to find.

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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 NeroFiddled
4.65/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Schneider Weisse pours a cloudy, darkish-orange body beneath massive head of frothy bright white foam that holds quite well and leaves some very nice lace about the glass. The nose is fruity and lightly tart with some green banana and mild clove/bubblegum in the background. The body is light-medium, and it's crisp effervescence (from natural conditioning) gently bristles the tongue. The flavor is as expected for a Bavarian weizen, and starts with malt threaded-through with light clove and bubblegum flavors. It's more acidic and yeasty than some other examples, thus a little sharper. Some light hop flavor appears towards the swallow and then dissolves, leaving a mild note of green banana in the finish. One of the finest examples of the style. A classic!

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Photo of morimech
4.65/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weizen glass. Seems to have a darker color than other hefes. The color is a ruddy amber with a large white head that has good retention. Had to really swirl the bottle with the last bit of beer to get the yeast out. Has a banana and clove aroma that is customary with the style. Smells really fresh and inviting. Probably the perfect hefe flavor. The yeast and malt work in perfect harmony. Hints of clove, banana, combine nicely with the wheat base. The body is a little fizzy but otherwise is good. This goes down really nice. I am enjoying this in the dead of winter but I can only imagine how nicely this would be on a hot, humid day. Unfortunately I really have to search in my area to find this gem.

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Photo of generallee
4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 500ml or 1 pint .9oz bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: It had a dark bronze color like a Dunkelweizen. The body was hazy and had some visible carbonation. It produced a thick billowy head that was cloudy white in color and had good retention and slick lacing.

Smell: The aroma had a fruity yeasty character that stood out over hints of wheat malt.

Taste/Mouth feel: It is very smooth and creamy on the palate with soft carbonation and a good solid medium body. The flavor has a big solid malty presence with creamy wheat, sweet bready and lightly toasted caramel notes. Flavor notes of fruity yeast, banana and clove are present and well balanced. Its hop flavor is very mild and it finishes fairly crisp and balanced.

Notes: Overall I enjoyed its wonderful deep malty flavor and drinkability.

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Photo of drtth
4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The beer is served in a Weizen glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As beer is served the 1 ¼" white head tops a cloudy golden brown or dark orange color beer. The head eventually recedes to about 1/8" for about half of the beer and leaves irregular sheets and legs of lacing when sipping. Toward the end of the beer there is a small ring around the liquid being fed by persistent carbonation and there is still some scattered lacing.

Smell: The aroma is classic hefeweizen but with wonderful balance so that no element dominates the others. The wheat, banana and clove are all intertwingled into a whole that there would seem to be no way to improve on

Taste: The flavors are pretty much predicted from the nose but again there is a wonderful subtlety to the flavors which seem to be an integrated whole of wheat, a bit of sweet malt, some gentle banana and clove, all intertwingled into a whole. None takes over and dominates our pushes out the others, they all play together nicely.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied, soft and silky with a gentle persistent carbonation that last throughout the beer. The finish is medium to long and is a continuation of the flavors and their balance as they all quietly leave the scene leaving behind a trace of dryness without bitterness or alcohol detectable.

Drinkability: In some ways this beer was a surprise in that I hadn't expected it to be this good. However in retrospect it seems obvious that the folks who produce Aventinus ought to also do a wonderful weisse beer. Indeed I may just have a new favorite, or at least I will until I get a chance to try Weihenstephaner again or compare them in a side-by-side tasting. This is definitely a beer I could have more than one of and that I'll be revisiting again in the future. Unlike some weizen the balance on this one is, for me, perfect.

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Photo of WesWes
4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The beer pours a hazy orange color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades. The aroma is great. It has a nice creamy clove and banana scent that is quite intense. It has a wonderful fruity yeast finish. The taste is great as well. It has an awesome wheat flavor and an equally good fruity yeast finish. It goes down smooth and quick with excellent mouthfeel. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a perfect drinking hefe. It has everything: aroma, flavor, and mouthfeel. I think I'll have another.

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Photo of Anthony1
4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Serving Type- bottle poured into a 5.L weissen glass

appearance- a slightly orange/amber color with a nice white head, but not as much lace.

smell- big smell of banana bread, lovely smell thats somewhat mild, but rich. hints of clove and a had spice.

taste/mouthfeel- the taste is very nice. a good mix of fruity blends with a dominant banana taste. light body with a nice hint of carbonation. no lasting aftertaste, which i enjoyed.

drinkability- amazingly drinkable, definite session beer :) would buy every time

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Photo of Gehrig
4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A very pleasant surprise for the first time I've tried it, Schneider Weisse, like Hacher Pschorr, is darker than the average hefeweizen, sporting a cider-brown hue with two fat fingers of white froth capping it--splendid. The smell is of fruit and decent spice, with plenty of malt lurking close by.

The taste was wonderful. Bananas combine with mild and sour citrus (orange and lemon), as well as some spice, to grant Schneider a terrific, bold flavor. Malty and smooth, this is extremely delicious. Thankfully and unsurprisingly well carbonated, this is a delight to consume. And here I thought that the high point of my beer evening would be Old Guardian. Schneider Weisse is really superb, a distinct, but true and well-crafted hefeweizen. Highly recommeded.

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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 steeltown71
4.57/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

As noted by previous reviews, this is very dark for a hefe. Smell has citrus and bread notes, some spice. On the palate it's spice-forward with lemon zest flavors and hefe breadiness. Huge complexity of flavor here.

This is easily one of the best hefes I've had. I imagine it is absolutely unreal coming from a fresh draft. I could down a 1L glass of this on a nightly basis.

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Photo of geexploitation
4.57/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This lovely beer pours a medium amber with a huge head. Banana and clove aromas are evident from the moment the bottle is opened. I also get some cinnamon in the nose. Taste is full of those banana and clove flavors, along with a slight citrusy sourness and some pleasing acidity. The mouthfeel, perhaps due to the acidity, is slightly watery, and the carbonation is very fine. This beer is exceedingly refreshing and manages to be substantial yet light at the same time. A wonderful beer.

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Photo of normZurawski
4.57/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Looks good, smells better. Yeast overtones in the aroma, solid. Taste is outstanding. I love this beer. Smooth, easy drinking, full bodied, solid yeast flavors. Mellow aftertaste could be a bit more flavorful. Motuhfeel solid, full. Easy to drink any time. Well done.

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Photo of speter
4.57/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Amber color (i.e., darker than the average weizen); cloudy with a three-finger head on pour that dissipates to 1/2-finger, but remained. Some lacing.

S: Banana and yeast with a hint of clove and citrus. Virtually no hop aroma.

T: Complex taste development: starts bitter at the front, then sweetens to banana towards the back of the tongue, and finishes dry. Aftertaste is decidedly citrus.

M: Refreshing medium body with strong carbonation.

D: Wonderful example of the hefeweizen style. Very drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of BeerImmediately
4.56/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

.5L into "nuclear power-plant" style glass

Poured with 2-3F of creamy off-white head over a murky apple-cider colored body, and leaves plenty of lacing. She's a beaut.

Spices are huge in this one - sweet clove dominates all, so I would have preferred a little more balance.

Flavor is simply awesome. Clove again comes through first, with some apricot peel, cinnamon, and good crisp apple.

Smooth, lightly carbonated body, with a relatively crisp finish.

Drinkability is large. I could go thru far too many of these in a session.

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Photo of redmagik99
4.55/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

poured a light hazy brown with a slight orange tint. smelled great but like a lot of hefeweizens..hints of those bananas and cloves. Tasted similar to the smell but so much more rewarding (obviously). I love that european yeast..almost could have been a tripel without the wheat. Lots of carbonation which isn't necessarily a plus for me but it did not take away from the taste or drinkability at all. At 5.4% abv I could definitely put a bunch of these back without getting bored or bloated. I didn't have both for comparison but I'm pretty sure I prefer this over the weihenstaphaner hefeweizen.

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Photo of waldoiverson
4.55/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9oz bottle served in a Weizen glass

L - Big head that was bright white white with some brownish tint. It took some time to settle and left the sides quite clean of lacing until it reached the top of the pour and then a nice tight cover of head stayed

S - sweet, dry malt wheat malt aroma. some banana but not overwhelming

T - wheaty delicious with malt reminding at first of bananas (stronger taste than smell), with a refreshing sweet green grass finish

F - refreshing carbonation, no bit, smooth but not cloying

D - oh yeah, it is 92 degrees today and i expect 2 may be in-order

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Photo of Kuaff
4.55/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured cellar temperature into my weizen glass.

It pours with a one to two-finger, frothy white head and has a crystalline, copper-like honey-amber color. Like gold in the narrow part of the glass, and bronze in the flared -out part.

The aroma veritably bursts with banana, yeasty bread, vanilla, caramel, apples, dark red cherries, and lemon zest. A remarkably exquisite and intense aroma.

Flavors of both the sweet and tart fruits mingle with caramel in the taste, but above all else, it is supremely bready. As it should be.

The feel is quite carbonated, and, while not heavy, has a substantial weight and presence.

One hell of a hefeweizen. And I love that it has some dunkel leanings.

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Photo of UncleAddie
4.55/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours cloudy with a two-finger head at the end of the pour. After swishing the bottle the dark pieces that are forgotten can be coaxed into the glass. This makes this beer extremely lively and fun to pour.

S: Clover hops with hints of banana bread.

T: Clean wheat taste with hint coming through at the end.

M: Medium to full bodied beer with little carbonation.

O: One of my go-to beers! Absolutely love every aspect of this beer.

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Photo of wahhmaster
4.55/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a brand new Schneider Weisse weizen glass.

Appearance: A damn sexy hefeweizen. A bit darker than your usual hefeweizen but still damn sexy. Pours a dark golden color with lighter edges. Has a thick, creamy head that never really dissipates and leaves considerable lacing.

Smell: Smell strongly of yeast and bananas. Has the typical wheaty smell of most hefeweizens as well.

Taste: Starts off with a wheaty bitterness that develops into a yeasty, fruity finish. Has kind of a peppery spiciness to it as well complemented by citric and banana-y flavors.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, clean, refreshing and perfectly carbonated.

Drinkability: I'm a long-time fan of hefeweizens and this one is absolutely superb. I never got around to actually trying it on one of my trips to Germany but that just got bumped to the top of my to-do list next time. An absolute must for fans of the style.

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Photo of ghostwalker
4.54/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Darker, amber-gold body for a HefeWeizen. Thick, cake-like, light tan head.

Nose is pure esters. Banana, spicy clove, quite a scent. Maybe even better than Weihenstephaner.

Flavor is both sweet, creamy and spicy. Smooth and light on the palate at first, the spice at the finish is great. Sharp, almost numbing cloves. This is a world-class HW.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Head is a treat.

Drinkability is great. Another new favorite. Now I need to do a summer HW head-to-head tasting.

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Photo of ZachT
4.54/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

L: Rusty colour, slightly hazy, thick, white head
S: Banana, sweet bread, cloves, nutmeg, white flour
T: Banana bread, lightly toasted bread, toffee, floury, slight spice notes
F: Medium body, rich, luscious mouthfeel, fairly well carbonated, slightly sweet finish
O: World class hefeweizen! A little on the malty side, but a great balance of banana and clove/spice.

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Photo of pinkano
4.53/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - full and shining gold color. Lighter on the bottom of the bottle and darker on the top - exceptional.
S - refreshing smell - most of bananas, maybe fried bananas or candied and a little bit of cinnamon.
T - starts with nice banana, followed by clove and ends again with bananas
M - medium body with medium carbonation
D - very much drinkable! dangerous! :)

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Photo of stewart124
4.53/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Darker than I expected. Clear until you can get that swirl of yeast from the bottom. Huge pillowy head that really doesn't ever leave this beer.

Lots of phenolics, cloves, and banana in the nose. Simply amazing.

Taste is very delicious. Medium bodied with plenty of bread characters and mouthfeel. There is an earthy tone along with more cloves, almonds, and an overall yeasty character. Very lively and so easy to drink. Chewy would be a good word.

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Photo of corby112
4.53/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving type: bottle.

Pours a clody golden amber color with a huge forthy white head. Citrus aroma with hints of orange, lemon, clove and yeast. Excellent Hefe-Weizen. Sweet malty taste with hints of clove, banana, lemon and orange peel, yeast and spice

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