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

very good
1,772 Ratings
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Hyvee in West Omaha, NE.
10.333 on the bottle (sometime in November 2010?)
Poured into a Schell's weizen glass.

Pours a fairly large, thick head composed of small bubbles. Peering at the body, I notice aggressive streams of carbonation and the opaque character that's due to the unfiltered preparation of the beer. Body color is light brown away from light, quite dark compared to others I've had in the style, and a watery, muddy brown when held up to a light source. As the head descends over the course of a few minutes, reaching a ring around the glass with some islands, it leaves just a bit of lacing along the sides of the glass.

Strong aroma of fruit esters including dates (from the darker malts used?) and bananas. Lesser scents of yeast, and sweet, bready malt. Very light clove. Complex, upfront, and accessible. Quite enjoyable, distinct from Weihenstephaner, Ayinger, and Franziskaner.

Taste begins with ripe bananas and applesauce, blending into a general sweetness. Mid-taste features abundant fruit esters, coriander, clove, and some yeast. Slight tartness pulls up in the end and lingers through the finish, but as this does so, other flavors drop quite a bit; strange. Aftertaste is a bit faint, of residual sweetness and banana esters.

Beer is medium-bodied, with bit of wateriness around the edges. Carbonation level is high enough that this moves pleasantly along on the palate while sampling. Finish is pleasantly dry, inviting the next sip.

If this was, indeed, over a year old, this beer must be fairly amazing when fresh. A definitely solid hefeweizen, just below Weihenstephaner, Ayinger, and Franziskaner.

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Poured into pint weizen glass, three finger head

This amber weissbier was something hard to fathom at first, an amber weissbier isn't something I've seen. I smelled cloves, bananas, and some bubblegum. The taste was all of the above captured so well. With a nice gentle mouthfeel it was worth consuming. I am going to buy some more of this superb beer very soon.

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Bottled on the 160th day of the year. I'm surprised I haven't reviewed it. I'm also surprised by how dark this beer is, it's almost dunkelweizen-like. Deep mahogany-amber with a dense off-white head with solid retention and no real lacing, this is a very appealing beer. Dark for the style, but still solid.The nose is excellent. Bright, refreshing with a blend of clove and banana (leaning heavily on the clove), there's a dense, bready aroma with a nice yeasty aroma. A little caramel is present. A touch of dusty, earthy hops are also present.

The palate opens with a blend of clove, banana and a surprising refreshing tartness that's mildly lemon-like. Now, the tartness has a wheaty, husky, grainy component as well, so this definitely isn't an infection. A mild, bready sweetness is present on the mid-palate. Earthy hops with a firming bitterness are present on the finish, along with a lingering clove and some banana flavor. Light in body and highly carbonated, this feels just a touch watery, and that aspect is disappointing. Solid stuff, though I think I like the Edel-weisse a little bit more.

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