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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 ChrisCage
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a cloudy, yeast hazed copper color....almost muddy like. The head is off white in color, not too thick but it is rather a densely populated film over the brew. Lacing isn't overly impressive but I am finding this is the case with all S-W products so far....better than average but nothing special overall.

S- Caramel sweet malts are ever present upfront, with silky smooth yeasty biscuit aromas wafting into my nostrils. Toffee/molasses semi sweetness is noted as well with clean raw wheat and barley kernels and as expected, this has muted spice and fruit....cloves and banana come to mind. The finish is just ever so bitter but more leaning towards dry baking spices.

T- Ok this is a very traditional tasting Hefe brew, with very prominent citrusy spice appearing on the palate.....grapefruit rind tartness, bananas, cloves and nutmeg are detected...pumpkin pie like, and it is creamy....I like a previous reviewers analogy....yogurt/yeast roundness. Perhaps there is some pear fruit cleanliness and the finish is slightly sour and grainy.....very interesting and tasty for sure!

M/O- Creamy carbonation and a solid medium body would be the best description I can give. This would be a great dessert beer to enjoy with some lemon or lime pie, or fresh berries.....as well, I'd have no problem enjoying this throughout an evening on it's own, and might share with some friends as well! I recommend and will definitely seek this one out again! Another great job by Schneider Weisse!

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Photo of SFNC
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured much darker that the usual Hefe, with a bronze tone. A nice head that reached for the sky and made Rice Krispie sounds immediately after the initial pour. Outside of the darker hue, a very promising start.

The smell is muted, all the usual suspects, clove, banana, yeast, a little citrus.

The taste is good, but not quite up to the standards of some other German Hefe's. Very much like the nose, but with a slight hop bitterness. Good, not great. I'll seek out Weihenstephan, Ayinger and Spaten before choosing this.

The feel is soft, with a slight tingle. It seems right, but not noteworthy.

Overall, a middle weight German Hefewiezen, very good and drinkable, but not up to the higher standards.

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Photo of Takahiro
3.01/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

L: Pours tanned and hazy, reminding me of dunkelweizen. 2cm dense foam that slowly dissipating
S: Banana and cloves, bubble gum
T: fruity (unripened strawberries), yogurty/yeasty, spices (cloves), silky soft wheat-malt flavor, some caramel and dark malts
F: medium body, medium carbonation
O: descent beer, but not impressed

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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 Andrewharemza
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml Bottle, Dark hazy amber with a foamy head. Banana, toffee and in the aroma. Biscuity and slightly sweet and spicy taste with toffee and banana dominating proceedings along with some dried fruit notes.

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Photo of TH28
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle. Appearance: Deep copper to amber color, hazy, with a thick white foam head. Aroma: Bready malt undertone, dominated by spicy clove phenols and banana, pear esters. Taste: A bready, slightly toasted malt sweetness, some lemony citrus notes, then dominated by banana and pear esters. Finishes with a moderate spicy bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium body, some creaminess, and moderately high carbonation. There is a bit of slickness left on the tongue. Finish: A spicy, moderate bitterness on the swallow, with some bready, pear esters. Overall: World class dunkelweizen. Mixes the bready, toasty sky character with wonderful fruity yeast esters and spicy phenols. Proper body for the style, and a citrusy note adds complexity

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Photo of BKotch
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Simply a classic. It was a little better when I had it fresh just off the Marienplatz in Munich, but it's still a model (if a little dark) for the style.

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Photo of AndrewMichael
3.18/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1 pt, .9 oz bottle poured into Hefeweizen glass. Spot on for the style with the cloudy, clove spiciness, hint of banana. Just not really a style I enjoy as much.

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

It's German. Smells and tastes that way. Unusually dark color and a bit flat. Very nice above average wheat beer, but not the best I have had from Deutschland.

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Photo of Hop_God
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: ruby amber thick white head

S: banana, cloves, subtle spice

T: spicy baking ingredients.mild banana. yeast

F: moderate carbonation, crisp bite

O: Not bad, but many better Bavarian Hefe offerings out there

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Photo of sokol_1993
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Dark yellow, some brownish color also, lot of head. Look extremely captivating when you're thirsty.
Smell: Maltiness, a lot of wheat
Taste: Estery, some sour taste, a lot of banana aftertaste, wheat-y
Feel: Light body, some sour after taste, somewhat watery
A good thirst quencher for a summer day.

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Photo of ajchocholousek
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy golden-orange-amber with a big, fluffy, creamy two finger head after a fairly aggressive pour. Nose is beautiful with notes of spicy clove, banana, a touch of caramel, and a bit of bubblegum. A little less fruity and yeasty than other good hefeweizens out there. A prickly, effervescent, light-medium body yields some citrus up front that leads the way to banana, apple, and clove notes. Perhaps even a touch of nutmeg or cinnamon in here. Perhaps I'm drinking this just a touch too cold while writing this, but this one seems to exhibit everything that's great about a good hefe, but slightly more subdued. Still, finishes clean, dry, and leaves me wanting more. A great food hefe.

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Photo of 911CROFT
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle into a Schneider Weisse branded weizen glass. Paid £2.69 for a single.

Pours a darker than typical, hazy, golden brown body with a lighter yellow glow around the edges. A tall, thick, slightly off white head quickly rises to three fingers in height before slowly disappearing to a thin even film. Minimal lacing is left on the glass.

Rich banana dominates the nose, but also noticeable are soft fresh bread, caramel and a little clove. Taste is similar to smell with fresh baked warm banana bread, wheat and malt. More sweet flavours follow with a hint of caramel and toffee. On the end there is a subtle, yeasty clove, peppery bite that gives a reasonably dry finish. It has a deep, rich, creamy mouth-feel, medium bodied, with good carbonation.

Overall this is an excellent beer. Slightly darker than traditionally expected, in both taste and appearance, it blurs the line slightly between Hefeweizen and Dunkelweizen. Bold, ripe banana esters and equally robust bready malts capture a wonderfully evocative fresh-baked banana-bread-like profile, that no other example I’ve come across so far has been able to replicate. Perfectly balanced, it is flavourful, easy-drinking and refreshing, it has been a fridge staple of mine for years. Recommended.

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Photo of Eeroomnhoj
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just finished hiking today and on the way home found a corner deli with a large selection of "fancy beers".

Grabbed this one as Delirium Tremens is just way too much for me (and it was the least expensive).

Poured into a beer glas and began drinking. Enjoyed it but did notice it was a little watery, not sure if that's me or something with the beer. It was still beer so I can't complain too much. I do enjoy it though and in the end, that's what counts.

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Photo of ordybill
4.36/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 ML bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Wheat and spice, very nice
Appearance- Pours a reddish brown with a medium sized fluffy head.
Taste- I noticed it was a little watery, but it had a very nice malt flavor
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation
Overall- A very good hefeweizen, I will drink this again and I recommend everyone should try it.

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Photo of doktorhops
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Finally - four years after promising to review Weihenstephaner’s nearest rival in the high stakes game that is ‘number one Weissbier in the world’ I got my hands on another bottle of Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original. Shame on Schneider Weisse for having such crap distribution in Australia whilst its most average of competitors [I’m looking at you Erdinger!] can be found in most liquor chains. Anyway it is done - I found a bottle of Tap 7 and Plonk and I am going to review the shit out of it!

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Stiegl Weizen glass.

A: Darker than most Hefeweizens with a hazy caramel brown body and a decent 1 inch cream coloured head that all too soon reduces to 1 cm with a sea foam consistency. I think Weihenstephaner is the winner here. 7/10.

S: Caramelised banana upfront and prominent with dry cracker and hints of pepper in the background. Touches of pear ester and a nutty character make themselves present upon a further whiff and really up the complexity ante against Weihenstephan, sehr schön! 10/10.

T: Distinctly dry on the palate, even for a Weizen, with the flavour taking a step back from the aroma promise but nonetheless providing the above anticipated notes: Caramel, banana, dry cracker, pepper, pear and pecan nut. The banana is less noticeable and takes a bit of a backseat to the caramel flavour, for better or worse. 8/10.

M: Here’s the most disappointing aspect of Tap 7 - medium bodied, but a tad watery, with a flatter carbonation than most Weizens - maybe I had a bad bottle, but this is an unacceptable texture for a Weizen. 6/10.

D: Memory has not been kind to Tap 7 for me. I recall it being perhaps a step above Weihenstephaner, however my mind has been playing tricks, or this is a bad bottle, either way the winner in my four year battle of Hefe-titans is Weihenstephaner (which I drink quite regularly now @ around $50 for a case of 12 it is hard to beat). Positives? We can finally lay to rest the promise I made to review Tap 7*... actually this is still a damn fine Weizen, just not the best. 8/10.

Food match: Roasted chicken breast with pancetta, leeks & thyme.

*I went back and had a look at my Weihenstephaner review and I actually promised to review the Tap 6 not the Tap 7, which is a Weizenbock not a Hefeweizen... :$

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Photo of Malt_Man
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served cool from 500ml bottle into Weizen glass.

L) Pale chestnut to caramel brown. Hazy, stiff white fluffy head. This one seems to get darker towards the top of the glass. I am sure there is a scientific explanation!

S) Zesty version of the typical clove aroma for Hefeweizens.

T) The darker malts give it a satisfying burnt-toffee edge to the standard banana-wheat flavour. There is a definite hint of sourness all along.

F) Smooth, subtle carbonation. Refreshing and no unwanted aftertastes, just a warming caramel flavour.

O) This used to be my favourite beer. It is still excellent.

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Photo of drmeto
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

-pours a murky brown with a medium fluffy beige head
-high carbonation visible
-banana,caramel,toffee,white bread,sweet chocolate
-Follows the nose plus a grassy hop note and a certain tartness
medium-full body,medium carbonation
very unique within the style.Pleasant beer

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #80 (Sep 2013):

A classic is what we have here, so easy to knock back. Not your typical contemporary Hefeweizen. as it dons a slightly darker color. Bold but very approachable, and don’t you dare think about garnishing this brew with any kind of citrus.

STYLE: Hefeweizen
ABV: 5.4%

LOOK: Hazed brassy hue, amazing head

SMELL: Ripe banana, bready, taffy, nutty yeast, lemon pith, dried grass, mild clove, fallen apples

TASTE: Perfect crispness, moderate-sized body, loaf of bread, estery, peppery, banana taffy, grainy, yeast, apple skin, spicy clove, kiss of alcohol warmth, drying finish

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Photo of founddrama
4.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Canonical Hefeweizen. A little bit floral, a little bit spicy. Cloudy. Big foamy head. Nice and bubbly. Esters are present and add a bit fruit, but they don't really read like banana. Which to my palate is nice.


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Photo of ljdrinksbeer
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

smooth, frothy head
smells like a wheat beer with a sweet, whiff of caramel
really interesting flavor, citrus, spice, hint of yeast but not as much as I would expect,
medium body, grainy finish
very good hefeweizen

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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Head heavy, strong, accompanied to the end.
Intensely fruity aroma, bananas, peaches, a bit like earthy, similar to the smell of dust in the barn.
The smell is slightly acidic, you can also feel the caramel.
The taste of the fruit, banana, peaches, damson plum, is a very pleasant sour.
Gentian imperceptible. Very delicious, I'm pleasantly surprised to drink easily. For me revelation. I Recommend.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: clear; light amber in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a thin cap; no lacing;

S: more clove than banana; a bit of bubblegum;

T: moderate clove up front; a little biscuit; bubblegum gets added in at mid-palate; a mild tartness from mid-palate through the finish; almost no bitterness;

M: light to medium bodied; highly carbonated; very fine carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: oddly clear; in my opinion, this needed more clove and some banana in the flavor;

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Photo of kevintaraross
3.42/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Different than the unusual weissbier i've drunk in the past.
Color pours a dark brown-ish - VERY different.
OK smell.
Quick "fingers" down the glass but good golden wheat beer much like Hoegaarden but for the color.
Nice for breaking up the night with one or two at the max.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sexy veiled pure amber color. Gorgeous beige head with good lacing. Lots of activity.

Sweet aromas and flavors of fruit and wheat. Nutty and slightly spicy.

Extremely flavorful and balanced taste, complex and delicate, but a little too faint.

Slightly too light for my taste, still slick and prickly. Very short finish with good intensity, ending of the bitter side.

Overall an excellent beer, but a little too light compared to others of the same brand. More enjoyed TAP 6.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
3.98 out of 5 based on 1,707 ratings.
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