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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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Reviews: 818 | Ratings: 1,707
Photo of Dinglehacker
4.44/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Weizen glass. Fizz, then no head. Lovely filthy unfiltered color.

Nose is very sweet and mildly fruity: applesauce, grape, cloves, raisins

Taste: oat, banana that's very strong without overpowering, and dark wheat bread.

Mouth is very light and coasts right down to the throat.

A Deutscher brew to rival the Belgians. Also a good gateway to other Schneider & Sohn crafts.

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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 thomasdidymus55
4.72/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

An awesome memoriable beer. Actually the first hefeweizen I ever experienced. The taste of cloves and wonderful feel of goodness. Loved it and I want more of it.

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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 tuesunsommiel
4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: looks great: gold, almost reddish color with a great white head. Stark contrast makes the beer look great in a glass
S: malt, banana typical of other weißbiers, bread
T: great taste, crispy malt and weiß notes....ends very dry which is unusual for this style, but not at all disappointing...almost like a mild pale ale with a weiß finish
F: good body, nothing too crazy
O: great beer and great value.

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Photo of Buck89
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A hazy dark golden light amber color. Thick frothy white head. Big banana notes on the nose, with some clove and dough. Taste followed. More yeast flavor but with a mix of esters showing banana, clove, and fruit.

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Photo of Ri0
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 500 ml into Weizen glass. Darker amber hue and 1.5 white head. Great retention and some lacing. It is very bready with some nutty aroma. Very clean malts and flavors of banana, clove, bread and yeast. Easy to drink with a lighter feel. Enjoyable.

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Photo of pbasran
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lots of flavors, some of which seem caramelized juices.
Remarkably smooth! Odd (good odd) aftertaste, but not outrageously hoppy. The sediments carry a lot of flavor... Probably too much for my liking though.

Not that it's bad... It's good and not as nearly as sharp as I expected for such a high ABV. It's pale... Very much makes you think how beer was brewed in the early days. Old school beer. That's what I'm calling it.

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Photo of jasonpeckins32
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours copper in color with a subtle haziness to it. Not quite cloudy, but absolutely not transparent either. It seems to have a certain density to it for a beer of this color. HUGE frothy head on top. Great looking beer.

Aroma is huge on banana bread with some mild clove or spice notes buried deep underneath.

Flavor is banana bread, sweet bread, and something nutty. Finishes crisp and sterile.

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Photo of theBubba
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy copper into my Weizen glass. Nice head, nice retention, good lace. This is a classic Hefeweizen. Smells of banana, clove, and mild spice. Perfect carbonation for the style. One reviewer wrote;
Appearance: Medium brown with a good head
Aroma: Malty with dark notes
Taste: Burnt malt with a coffee aftertaste
Overall: A heavy beer with an extremely malty taste
WTF? Shouldn't these reviews be kept somewhat accurate,

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This pours an orange color with a fairly thick, white head and a high amount of carbonation. The scent is fairly sharp with wheat and banana notes. There are some fairly strong wheat malt flavors with banana and a little clove. Despite this the finish is actually quite light if a little astringent and dry. Overall I would say the body is on the light end of medium, but most of that is in the initial taste and the finish is for sure light. Schneiderweisse in my opinion is kind of a mixed bag. It has some beers that I really love like Tap 1 and 6, but also some that I really didn’t like such as Edel-weisse. I think this is a pretty nice summer beer if you want to drink a hefe, but don’t want to feel full. That being said, it is closer to the lower end of the Schneiderweisse spectrum in my opinion. The negatives are for the most part the same as Edel-weisse, but not as pronounced. It is still a solid beer.

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Photo of portwood
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Smell: spicy, clove, banana, bubblegum, caramel, hint of citrus
Taste: sweet banana bread, medium carbonation, slightly prickly mouth feel.
FInish: clove, ripe banana, slightly acidic, light bitterness.
(bottled 16.056)

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Photo of Beginner2
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Many opinions have been said about this classic.
MJ's 1999 "Guide" gave it 3.5 of 4 stars and extolled how this Original stuck to, if not exemplified, the style.
Listed on the "1001" and deserves this.
Reviewed in Roger Protz' classic "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!"
It seems like Original is the real thing.

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Photo of adamhdg
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I see all the nice reviews, but this just wasn't my experience. Poured into a weizen glass. Caramel brown with a nice head. A slight bready smell buy no significant overtones. Very mild taste of bread but overall not a great deal of flavor. Maybe just a bad day for me, but just an average beer overall.

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Photo of Sparty21
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Medium brown with a good head
Aroma: Malty with dark notes
Taste: Burnt malt with a coffee aftertaste
Overall: A heavy beer with an extremely malty taste

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Photo of Dentist666
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into weizen glass.
Pours hazy amber/brown amber with excellent off-white creamy head, appropriate retention.
Good classic aroma of hefeweizen.
Taste - upfront maltiness, sweet, caramel, balanced spicy (clove) and banana notes.
Medium body, very soft carbonation.

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Photo of crisis1290
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original was suggested to me by a beer head . My friend told me this is a very reasonably priced beer with a great German taste. I am a big Hefe fan and this one was Not a let down. The pour was a darker than usual Hefe color. A very nice cooper color to say the least . The aroma was just as nice. A nice clove and banana aroma with a little hint of cloves. A great taste with a little hop but nothing over powering !This is one of the best Hefe's I have ever had

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Photo of Jacobob10
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle, dated 15.299 (Oct 26, 2015).

Poured "mit hefe" into a hefeweizen glass. Murky, deep-amber/brown color with a large, creamy white head that sticks around for a while. Traditional clove and banana aroma, though not as fruity as some other examples. Some bubble gum as well. Some light grains round out the flavor and balance the fruit and spice. In fact, this is a little maltier than other German hefeweizens. Medium bodied, mild, and very smooth. Really well-done and unique hefeweizen.

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Photo of Meyers1023
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a dark copper color with just under two fingers of fizzy head that disappeared to the edge of the glass. The smell is sweet, bubblegum, banana, and a hint of cloves. The taste follows with banana, cloves, and a bit of bubblegum. The feel is medium, very light and dry with a modest amount of carbonation. I'm not a fan of hefeweizen beers but this one is definitely a step above most.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark auburn (18) pour with off white head; no cap or lace to speak of, and decent clarity; clove and banana nose. Strong clove flavor. Moderate minus carbonation; lite mouthfeel; overall the clove linger is a little too strong and lasting.

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Photo of dgmirelli
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

this is a standard for the style so good and easy to drink i will always purchase look pours a much darker hue that the usual Hefe, with a copper bronze tone and a nice head that kept building and made popped - smell is ripe and fresh clove, banana, yeast, and citrus - taste is pleasant good, with malt and banana with a slight hop bitterness - feel is soft, with a slight tingle. It seems right w a mild carbonation Overall, a middle weight German Hefewiezen, very good and drinkable, not great. Weihenstephaner is the gold marking

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Photo of kitch
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A 500ml bottle with a best before date of 28th February 2016 and poured into a Riedel weizen glass.

Appearance: It poured a cloudy bronze copper colour with a slightly less than two finger white head that dissipated slowly without too much lacing.

Aroma: Sweet approaching overripe bananas and clove dominate with hints of bubblegum, caramel, toffee and maybe even pear. The toffee becomes even more pronounced as it warms a bit.

Taste: Banana bread is the first thing that comes to mind, but its definitely sweet banana and toffee with hints of clove and caramel while nutty on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall: A very nice hefeweizen that I would definitely buy again.

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Photo of BrettsBeer
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Must admit, I' m drinking it in the Swiss Alps and that can skew a judgement. This has a great mouth feel with abundant clove and banana. Very refreshing with a lingering finish. I do not find it watery as others have stated. Easy to recommend.

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Photo of James954
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I became obsessed with this beer for a while. When I see some people giving 3.0 ratings, it makes me wonder how heavenly beer can get.

A: cloudy tan color with a nice lacing of head around the edge of glass

S: banana, cloves

T: a touch of banana with dark fruit and brown sugar...but very light and dry finish

F: medium carbonation, full mouthfeel

O: This is amazing to me as a rookie. I feel robbed as a younger man being brought up on American Adjunct swill.

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Photo of JetFeather22
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of the best Hefeweizen's i have ever had, I don't know why the Weinstephaner is rated higher cause this one has a sweeter more heavy malt flavor..

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