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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Reviews: 828 | Ratings: 1,740
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 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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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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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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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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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 brentk56
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a murky, surprisingly dark color that is a blend of amber and chestnut brown (lighter at the foot than at the top); not as much of a head as I would have expected from the style, but it does leave some splashes of lace behind

Smell: More clove than banana, which was also a surprise, with a real 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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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 largadeer
4.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt. Rust colored in my glass, very dark for the style. Cloudy with a substantial and lasting tan head.

The nose is initially very spicy with a dominant clove character, but as it warms I pick up more rich caramelized malt, brown sugar and dark fruit.

Flavors of caramelized malt and brown sugar hit the palate first, though it's not terribly sweet. The mid-palate revels more fruitiness and spice, reminiscent of toasted bananas and clove. Medium bodied, spicy in the finish, complex but quaffable. Another excellent wheat beer from Schneider.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
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 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 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 Thorpe429
3.66/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up at Chevy Chase in DC. Served in a weizen glass.

Pours yellow-golden to bronze in color with a huge white eggshell head. Incredible retention on the super-thick head. The nose has a good yeast presence plus a bit of backing malt. The taste lays off quite a bit and there is mild yeastiness with some spice and a bit of banana. The malt simply takes over too much. There is a slight sweetness there as well. Body is medium with moderate carbonation. The clove comes through more in the finish. Pretty good and certainly easy drinking.

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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 nickfl
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Large, slightly off white head that settles quickly. Good lace and a hazy, orange-brown body.

S - Banana, mild clove with some malt and no hop character.

T - Clove, some banana, and slight sour wheat. Very mild hop flavor in the finish.

M - Moderately thick body, fairly high carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Enjoyable, but not nearly as good as it would be when truly fresh.

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Photo of oberon
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

To me one of the more unique looking hefe-weizens out there,pours a gold color with a real nice reddish tint.A small to medium head with aromas of cloves and yeast being the tmost prominent.The taste is orange-like and some cloves a real nice summer quaffer.A unique beer for the style.

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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 chinchill
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle at Atlanta's 2013 and 2015 German Bierfest. Not a favored style for me.

Hazy medium brown. Smallish but durable off-white head.
Perhaps a lighter aroma than flavor but aromatic for style. both feature some yeast and banana.
Unusual hint of smoke in the taste. Less banana than average (a good thing IMO).

Good if unexceptional mouthfeel.

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

On-tap 6/13/09 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a pilsener glass.

A: The beer is a dark gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of bananas, wheat, light malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is very bready up front with flavors of wheat and a hearty malt character. There are background flavors of bananas, lemon and spices. The hops presence is mild but complementary. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Very tasty and refreshing, goes down quite easily, not too filling, mild kick, excellent representation of style, this is a very good lighter beer with a lot substance to it that is worth drinking for a very long time.

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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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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle - $3.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Clouded, murky-looking, medium-toned brown body with a tall head stand comprised of Mother of Pearl-colored foam that soon dissipates into a few disorganized strands of fizz.

Smell: Punchy nose of darkened wheat malt with notably vibrant yeast-derived phenolic spice accents and ample whiffs of bananas as well as subtler notes of bread and caramel.

Taste: Initial malted wheat tastes of sliced wheat bread brushed with sweet dark caramel, but this is soon knocked away by the crackling carbonation and ever accumulating clove flavor. Lesser hints of banana and citrus lurking within. Very restrained bitterness, with that strong, pesky clove character doing most of the balancing. Modest acidity ushers in the dry, clove-packed finish with a vague remembrance of the upfront bready maltiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Moderate carbonation. Both giving a brisk, fairly lively mouthfeel.

Drinkability: This is all well and fine, but, personally, I'd rather have a Weihenstephaner. Maybe I'm speaking out of town, but that's just me. Paired well with the track "Gay Human Bones" by the relatively new band Harlem.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.72/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tangerine-amber with a fine cloud of suspended yeast. So fine in fact, that the beer appears clear unless backlit. I'm left wondering if a lack of visible yeast will translate into a lack of yeastiness on the palate. In addition, Weisse is darker than most hefes and looks like a pale ale or an amber ale. The dirty white head is small and is so soft that no lace is seen.

Classic hefe weizen nose with no shortage of wattage despite what appears to be a shortage of hefe. Banana esters are uppermost with clove lurking underneath in a strictly supportive role. I must be part monkey because I love those banana esters in a big way.

This is a flavorful hefe with clove spice playing a more assertive role on the palate than it did in the nose. Although banana has been blunted to some extent, its contribution is still appreciated. Because flavor and mouthfeel are so tightly linked, at least for me, Weisse's thin, buzzy, uncreamy mouthfeel can't help but pull the flavor down a half notch with it.

'The Original' may be the original (it seems to me that another German brewery claims the same honor), but it isn't the best. Still though, this is a good version and is a pleasantly drinkable one.

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Photo of russpowell
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear fizzy amber with a 3 fingers white head that drops off quickly. No head retention or lacing, but maintains a steady stream of bubbles throughout

S: Ever so slight fruit notes

T: Fruiityness up front, rubber bands & yeast surface as it warms. Fishes fruitty, bandaidy & with phenolic notes

MF: Light refreshing & fizzy

Drinks pretty easy considering I'm note a huge fan of hefes. But this is a good one that didn't deliver of the asthetics. Too many tastes I don't go wild about to session on, but I could down 2 or 3 no problem...

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Photo of smcolw
3.86/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours very cloudy--it actually darkens the dirty gold color. Rich foamy head. Slow to recede, but it leaves relatively little lace.

Very strong banana aroma.

Chewy and wheaty are the first impressions. Lots of carbonation. The wheat disappears really during the taste. Spicy up front while the banana reappears in the swallow. Hoppy finish and aftertaste. Complex.

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Photo of Jason
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Darker than the usual weissebier, big aroma of banana bread and hints of yeast and clove. Phenolic character is expressive with clove and a slight medicinal flavour that cuts right through the wheat. This same phenolic character keeps its bite right to the end.

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3.98 out of 5 based on 1,740 ratings.
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