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: German 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 Sammy
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A top pick. Great with food. A light sweetness on the tongue, a banana smoothie. Wanted to finish this myself but my mates had to have some and more again. Had again in August 2005 and really appreciated its delicateness and malty buttery creamy taste.

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Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.52/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

not at all what i expected from tap 7, and frankly, its a step below their other beers even though this is the original. its much darker than i expected for a hefe, more copper than anything else, with very tall and well lasting white head. it smells like stale wheat malt and dark fruit, and odd combination for the style indeed. i get very little of the classic banana yeast complex these styles are known for, and instead get a sort of chalky grainy vibe all the way through. its an easy drinking beer, well carbonated and all, but the flavor profile, especially towards the finish is just a little off putting. its tannic and watery, and the simple relationship between yeast and wheat is nonexistent for me here. its not a bad beer, but its off the style lines for sure, and just doesn't impress me the way their others have. still, at under 4 bucks a bottle, the price is hard to match. i wonder if freshness had anything to do with my lackluster experience.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 2/10/2012.

Pours a murky light brown with a foamy beige head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, yeast, and some slight spice aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild banana flavor on the finish. There is a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty but the smell isn't as good in my opinion.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured cloudy yellow-brown into a weizen glass that left room for a nice foamy white head. The head died down, but the moderate carbonation kept a bit of head on the top of the beer. The color of the beer is rather dark for this style.
S: Yeast and wheat aromas dominate the smell.
T: Initial tastes of bubble gum and banana come through, followed by hints of wheat.
M: The beer tastes smooth but the finish makes this feel a bit on the light-bodied side.
D: There's nothing quite as refreshing having one of these on a hot summer day. It is thirst quenching and very easy to drink.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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

500ml bottle. A standard find at liquor stores everywhere around here.

This beer pours a hazy medium copper amber hue, with three fat fingers of tightly foamy, and rather creamy ecru head, which leaves a broad coral reef ring of lace around the glass in its incredibly slow wake.

It smells of sweet banana chips, yeast, somewhat sugary, grainy wheat malt, muted cloves, stringy bubblegum, a hint of white pepper, and a touch of caramelized cracker. The taste is softly sweet, gritty wheat and pale malt, a still heady banana-flavoured bubblegum character, wet bread, tame cloves, ethereal black and white aerosol pepper, and a green, earthy yeastiness.

The carbonation is a bit edgy and taciturn at first, but overall seems quite mildly frothy, the body a sturdy medium weight, generally smooth, and perhaps a bit airily creamy. It finishes sort of on the sweet side, the wheat malt and candied banana still having the run of the house.

A very pleasant and drinkable, if not all that particularly complex, Deutsche Hefe, wherein the malt and yeast-borne fruitiness holds the acrid nature of the same yeast character at bay. Sehr gut!

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Photo of oline73
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber, seems a bit dark for the style. There are two fingers of light tan head that fade quickly to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Lots of spice notes, cloves etc. There is a more mild fruit note, reminds me of banana. Lots of sweet malt as well. Quite nice.

Taste: Unfortunately, the taste doesn't stand up to the smell. All the same things are there, but the banana and clove notes don't pop. There is some bready malt as well. The finish has a slight bitterness to it. Good, but not great.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with carbonation on the high side of medium. The finish is dry.

Overall: I enjoyed this beer, but there are other beers of this style I would pick first. Not bad by any means, but not my go to either.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.47/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Draught into schneider weisse pint glass in Berlin, Germany.

A: A hazy non-transparent light gold with a moderately creamy head of decent retention.

Sm: Light barley and... liquorice? What? It's there. Some hops too.

T: Creamy open to well built body of cream, barley, liquorice, and a hint of ginger on the finish.

Mf: Very fizzy and gentle on the palate. Carries the taste. Drys up on the finish, making me want the next sip.

Dr: Too carbonated and heavy (relative to its ABV) for extended drinking, but I'd certainly get it again.

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

Nothing like the original. This beer surprises me a bit, in that it's not the norm of Weizenbiers. There is a nice alternating mingling from strong and estery wheat with subtle and characterful barley. The fruitiness and citrus flavors remain stronger than the breay, caramelly barley. Leaving a solid bodied, sweet wheat flavor and providing a rusty orange hue. Quite hazy and well headed, the body remains creamy, though cut by citrus and mild hops. Finsihes clean and crisp despite the creaminess and maltiness. A good break from the winter beers.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into weizen glass, bottled 4/26/2011. Pours hazy golden orange color with a nice 2-3 finger fairly dense off white head with great retention that reduces to a thic cap that lingers. Some decent lacing on the glass, with plenty of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of big banana, clove, citrus, pepper, bubblegum, bready wheat, and yeast spices. Nice and well balanced aromas, with good complexity. Taste of big banana, clove, pepper, citrus, bubblegum, wheat, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of citrus, banana, pepper, and clove on the finish for a bit. Nice balance of flavors. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a fairly creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel. Very smooth and drinkable, with no alcohol presence noticed at all as expected. Overall this is an excellent and drinkable hefeweizen. Nice complexity and great balance.

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Photo of zeff80
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Poured out a cloudy, amber color with gold highlights. It had a very thick, foamy, khaki colored head that left some sudsy trails of residue on the glass.

S - It smelled of clove, banana and wheat. There was a faint nutty aroma and hints of yeast.

T - It tasted of crisp wheat flavors with clove and banana flavors. It had a mild sweetness and slight caramel taste.

M - It was crisp and sharp on the tongue. A light-bodied, easy drinking ale.

D - This is a great hefe. I was surprised that it wasn't rated higher. I thoroughly enjoyed it and want to buy more. At $2.49 for a 500ml bottle, it's a steal.

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Photo of brentk56
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a murky chestnut brown (lighter at the foot than at the top) with an impressive head; excellent retention and lacing action

Smell: More clove than banana, with a wheat bread backbone

Taste: Starts out with a banana bread flavor, with the clove building and then fading by mid-palate; after the swallow, the clove returns to form and lingers around for quite a while, and, while the banana flavor never really fades, it is joined by a bitter orange element in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with sharply effervescent carbonation

Drinkability: Perhaps not among the top tier of hefes, this sure is close and is an interesting contrast to some of the others that are more conforming to American expectations

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3.1/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice wheat beer with small head. I would have like a bigger head that would have stayed longer... Light brown colour. Very refreshing beer for the summer wothout being too distinct or exceptionnal. A little bit more spcie would also have been appreciated

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy mahogany with a two finger tall fomay off white to beige head. The head reduces to a thin layer of bubbles that cover the entire surface of the beer fairly quickly. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: Aromas are of wheaty malts, banana, and cloves.

T: Flavors are predominantly banana and clove followed by some hints of coriander and lemon.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation and slightly dry in the finish.

O: Awesome - a very easy drinking beer that is quite delicious and sessionable. Reminds me of the numerous visits I have made to the greater Munich area, enjoying these in the beer gardens in the late spring, summer, and early fall. Classic example for this style.

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