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

BA SCORE
89
very good
1,772 Ratings
Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser OriginalSchneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany
schneider-weisse.de

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,772
Reviews:
837
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
266
For Trade:
0
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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 olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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 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 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 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 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 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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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of smithj4
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 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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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of vfgccp
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Amber with some cherry highlights. Light head with weak retention.

S - Clove, banana, touch of peppermint, some light alcohol as it warms.

T - Tough to nail down. Light toast, smooth yeast, hint of peppermint, fleeting banana. Aftertaste is herbal hops.

M - Almost no carbonation to speak of. Smooth though. The alcohol and hops leave a light tingling in your mouth.

D - Mild flavors and a light mouthfeel make it fairly drinkable

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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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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
3.98 out of 5 based on 1,772 ratings.
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