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

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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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Photo of drpimento
3.09/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This bottle is labeled:" Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original". Poured into a mid-sized water glass impeding the ability to get a good head and see the yeast tailings. The head I did get disappeared right away after the first pouring and had no lace. Second pouring had better head, still no lace and settled out quick. Aroma is yeast, malt, a bit of spice, and citrus. Flavor's like aroma with some nice sweet almost tart and a bit of bitter. Body is good but carbonations seem a bit low. Finish is like flavor and has a citrus character that lasts a while. This bottle was cool only, maybe cellar temp. Believe it or not, the Schneider Origianal that I have at home is better than this! Much better.

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Photo of bound4er
3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 500 ml bottle.

A. Hazy amber with a big, frothy white head that takes forever to disappear. Darker than most Hefes I've had.

S. Lots of grain with some clove and banana.

T. Nice tasting beer - not too "over banana-ish". Could use a little more concentration. The nose really mirrors the palate - I get wheat-like grains along with some clove and banana. Leaves a decent aftertaste of clove.

M. Light to medium bodied with mild carbonation.

D. Goes down fast and easy. A summer thirst quencher for sure.

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Photo of BBP
3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A thick chestnut brown body. Extra points for a beautiful head.

S- Grainy, with wheat, cloves, and banana. Weak aromas though.

T- Banana and clove with quite the bitter and sweet impression. Does a tremendous job incorporating distinctive pear and apple notes too. I want to say grape too, but I'm not certain. Leaves an unmistakable crisp banana finish in your mouth. I have to reiterate that the fruit tastes very real as if it were freshly picked.

M- Smooth with good carbonation. Very easy on the tongue.

D- A good drink. Hits the palette quite well and wakes up your taste buds. Another good Schneider Weisse beer.

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Photo of StephenRich
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Every year the Schneider Weisse Original Hefe-Weizenbier rings in awards for brewing excellence, heritage, beer craftsmanship, and just straight up great beer. Without a doubt the Schneider Weisse brewery is among the oldest and most preeminent modern breweries in the world. And there is good reason for it. Founded by George Schneider the First in 1872, G. Schneider & Sohn is a Bavarian brewery producing some of the worlds most delectable beers.

All of their beers are top fermented wheat beer, and two of them are bottle conditioned; the Aventinus, and their flagship, which is readily available now world wide, the Original Hefe Weizen-Bier. It was one of the first beers to introduce me into the world of wheat beers and remains a constant fixture in my fridge. The Schneider Weisse is so perfect for so many scenarios, and is so delicious that I always need to have one at the ready, just in case.

There are a lot of wheat beers available these days, however very few if any are able to capture the clean, fresh and sunshine flavors and aromas that the Schneider Weisse encompasses. Its balance, elegance, distinct and sensual characteristics along with a perfect mouthfeel make it a winning choice every time. Seriously, this beer is amazing.

The Schneider Weisse Original is available at most every LCBO location that has more than the commercial brands. It comes in a tall German style 500ml dark bottle with a white and platinum label bearing the original Schneider Weisse badge. This wheat beer is bottle conditioned, 5.4% abv, and simply beautiful. The bottle conditioning is amazingly apparent in this beer - it provides a busting effervescent yet smooth mouthfeel, and creates a hazy, and very artisan beer to behold.

It should be poured into a tall weissebier glass gently, allowing the foam to slowly roll into a generous and pillowy pure white head. Bubbles will pour up from the center of the glass with vigorous aggression until they meet the surface of the beer. Then, they will erupt into your senses. The beer itself is a golden amber mahogany with rich browns and tinted straw yellows beaming through it. Its slightly opaque and hazy, but surprisingly clear into the sun (but is definitely not transparent). It is really a magnificent sight outdoors in the sun.

The nose, well, its wonderful. One of the reason that this beer is so good is because it is so aromatic. Immediately you can pull spices and fresh fruit out of the beer. It brings cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon into the air gently following over fresh apples, over rip bananas, and light peach. It has a light sweet yeast and character too building in the nose complimented by malts and fresh wheat - all very floral and delicate. The nose is exactly that, many beautiful flavors all harmoniously forming a beautiful bouquet of aromas.

Like most wheat beers the first impression from the taste is the effervescent and delicate mouthfeel. Although I have felt it so many times before in a huge array of different beers, the Schneider Weisse always brings its best game - the quality of the carbonation is so elegant and perfect; the bottle conditioning has treated this beer very well. This supremely refreshing mouthfeel also works perfectly with the spice that you can feel and taste in the beer every second it hits you.

The beer will wash fresh vanilla and gentle caramel malts with soft wheat and light spice across you whole palate. Pears, apples and bananas play in your cheeks and at the sides of your tongue while light, slightly citrus hops clean and refresh your whole mouth. Its not light and empty in body like you may expect a beer that feels like this to be - it is filled with aromatic flavors and has rich characteristics everywhere. Its hard to say that it is medium bodied because of how the bottle conditioning affects the mouthfeel, but really, there is a lot of flavor in this beer.

Go back for more and look for flavors of gentle bubble gum and notes of custard. There is a lot of flavor here and it rushes into every corner of your moth with excitement and zest. The finish is clean and refreshing with a quick and lightly sweet end that shows wheaty spice and still more vanilla. It is amazingly satisfying, and quenches with the best of them. Probably because it is the best of them.

This is all why it is so amazing. Somehow G. Schneider & Sohn is able to bring ripe flavors, fresh spices, and floral aromatic qualities to a beer while still uplifting a refreshing, crisp, tantalizingly delicate and amazingly unique beer. Its truly worth everyones time for at least a try, and if you are not convinced, well, I can't really even conceive that. Try the Schneider Weisse with smoked sausages, fish, wash rind cheeses, fruits, and on the beach.

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Photo of AventinusCam
4.73/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite beer from one of my favorite styles. And it being from the fatherland makes me even more partial. Trying this was as close to a life changing experience as I have come with beer (scratch that...I have had one life changing beer experience... brewery's other beer...Aventinus). It is a darker straw like color with an enormous head that gets flaked with the delicious yeast after the bottle swirl. The smell is tremendous and loaded with the natural flavors of the Bavarian yeast, like banana, cloves and a little honey. The taste was almost sublime. So much going on with such a simple and straightforward beer. Flavors very reminiscent of the smell, but taken up ten notches. Incredible. The mouthfeel and drinkability are possibly my favorite in the beer world. Give me ten of these on any day or night in any temperature and you will soon have an empty bottle.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.28/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy light brown, more like a dunkel. Good large head.
Nose shows nice bready wheat, soft cloves and definite banana. Pretty much spot on for the style, but somewhat faint.
Similar flavours, just a subtle. Nothing to say about the finish, it just fades away to nothing.
Watery body, but nice high carbonation.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - hazy copper orange with a tall white head the retained long and laced well
S - the yeast provides strong cloves, nice banana hints, some light orange zest citrus hops
T - cloves come out swinging but fade to the banana hints of the yeast quickly, wheaty malts are nice, and there is just a touch of orange citrus hop flavour
M - very strong carbonation tingle, fading to a spicy and slightly dry feel, almost like a dry champagne
D - a solid hefe plain and simple, my own preference would be a little less on the clove spicy flavour but it is still pleasant, made to be a very refreshing drink that leaves you craving another

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Photo of Stigs
4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle, served in a tall Hefe glass

A - classic Hefe pour (upside down bottle)...solid finger of loose foamy white suds. the beer is hazy, on the dirty side of gold (darker than usual). cap of lacing sticks around most of the drink without budging.

S - starts off grainy, sweet yeast kicks in rather quickly bringing along some light spices, clove, bubblegum...

T - crispy grains with some very subtle grassy hops and lemon peel...more classic Hefe tastes chime in with a short-lived clove and earthy spice, along with fruity banana and pineapple. just a bit of cotton candy sweetness at the end.

M - light refreshing body with sharp carbonation...finishes crisp and dry with lingering sweetness.

D - almost a Hefe-meets-pilsener thing going for it...light, sweet, and drinkable - big hitter on a hot day.

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Photo of joemacpherson
3.67/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark golden brown with a thick frothy head. pretty thick lacing.

Bananas and cloves with a pinch of spice.

First sweet lemons and then light banana cloves. quite malty, with a bready finish.

nice full body and the right amount of carbonation.

pretty filling beer.

This beer does not pack the same punch that its bavarian counterparts do. It is pleasant but its character is lacking something to impress. I do like that malty aspect though.

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

Photo of Perrumpo
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark-amber in color with a substantial enough head that quickly dissipates.

S - Wheat, lemon, spice. A little banana, too.

T - A darker and stronger-spiced hefe than I usually drink, with more carbonation, as well. Not quite as much wheat flavor as I prefer. Tasty spice to it and not overdone on the lemon. Lemon up front, then spice, banana on the end with a wheat aftertaste.

M - A bit too carbonated for me.

D - Filling with the amount of carbonation.

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Photo of bogus564
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml poured into a tall weizen glass.

Burnt amber in color, with a straw-colored head that lasts for more than two minutes. Leaves a tiny bit of lace.

Smells of lemon, a little bit of wheat, and a spice that I'm trying to figure out - I'd guess clove.

Tastes like lemon, with a wheatgrassy note. A little bready up front. There's a glorious absence of sophistication in this beer - most of the time, simple but well done is all you need. Mission accomplished on this one.

Nicely carbonated, not overdone. This offers a bit of a dry finish.

I could drink this while watching my favorite sporting events. It didn't make me forget my Five Guys burger, but the combination worked well for me.

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Photo of brewdoc75
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a 22 oz Hefeweizen glass

A: Orangish brown. Definitely darker than most Hefes. Highly carbonated as it should be. Nice cloudiness. The head is soft, large and fluffy, but it unfortunately dies fast. Overall, this doesn't look like a typical hefe. Darker in color and the head dies too fast.

S: Spicy cloves, nice breadiness. Some sweet malts as well. I get a hint of some fruitiness, in the realm of oranges, but not much. There is some banana, but the cloves definitely win out here. Some slight sulfur aromas in the end.

T: This is a "clove-bomb" rather than your usual banana forward hefe. Don't get me wrong, there is some banana flavors in this beer, but the cloves are much more prominent. I also get some hints of orange. The whole fruit is there, the fruit, the pulp and the rind. This beer definitely has some good maltiness as well. I get a lovely, bock-esque sweetness in the back of my throat. There isn't too much, but enough to let you know there are some other malts other than wheat. Overall, a very tasty beer.

M: The carbonation is strong and solid. THis helps make the beer feel light on the palate. The overall body of the beer is on the light end as well. I could see drinking glass after glass on a hot summer day.

D: Overall, this was a great beer. It looked odd to me initially with its dark color and quickly disappearing head, but the aroma, taste and mouthfeel made up for it. I would love to have this one fresh sometime. I couldn't decipher the born on (drink by) date, but I have a feeling its been sitting for a bit. I will definitely try it again.

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Photo of RealityGrill
3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Weissbier glass

A: Beautiful 2-finger head with decent lacing, didn't stay around long.

S: Banana and wheat

T: Banana, the vanilla comes through, and it finishes wheatier than most I've had.

M: Slightly flat and a bit clingy.

D: I could drink these forever, but Hefe is not my fave.

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Photo of mcdevster
3.3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

schneider weisse is a pretty good hefeweizen but different than I expected.. the main difference being the flavor which is slightly more grainy and cinnamon heavy than other hefeweizens that i have sampled.. i did like it, however, just not nearly as much as paulaner or weinstafaner.. I guess more than anything else the aftertaste is a bit dull.. i was expecting more banana sweetness.. but expectations are not always good to have.. and it is a good beer.. a bit watery for my tastes and not as balanced as i would like it.

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Photo of JamisonM
4.88/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: light tan head with a hazy light brown body or perhaps dark amber tons of bubbles screaming up from the bottom of the glass big head with tons of lacing

S: clove cinnamon a bit of banana but the spice is dominating

T: Clove spice banana come cinnamon very refreshing

M: light mouth high carbonation

D: very refreshing very drinkable

overall: best hefe I have ever had I was kinda shocked this beer only gets a B+ its the best Hefe I have ever had this has a lot more spice then most very enjoyable beer, perfect in summer and what a great color!

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Photo of flagmantho
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 500mL bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: rich gold-brown hue with a touch of haze and two fingers of ivory head. Head doesn't seem to leave much lace as it collapses. This beer seems a bit dark for a hefeweizen.

Smell: nice mix of banana and clove aromas. There's a touch of refreshing wheaty tartness here, as well. Good stuff.

Taste: refreshing, citrusy, wheaty flavor with hints of caramel and even a hint of chocolate. Some of that clovey spiciness comes over from the aroma as well. This beer seems to be walking the line between a hefeweizen and a dunkelweizen, but it's not bad.

Mouthfeel: lightish body with a little astringency. Carbonation is good, but it doesn't have a really creamy mouthfeel like I want in a hefeweizen. Not bad, but could be better.

Drinkability: I'm finding it rather drinkable. It's refreshing and sessionable, and would be great on a hot day (this July 5, sadly, is a whopping 58° so I'm not sampling this beer in its best context).

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Half liter bottle pours a dark caramel color with a sturdy, creamy topping of light tan foam. Retention is pretty nice and lacing is a bit slippery on the sides of the glass. Why is this one so dark?

The darkness comes through in the form of toffee on the nose along with some traditional banana and cloves, in equal quantities. Almost smells (and looks) like something caught in between a hefeweiss and a dunkelweiss.

Banana and roasted malt flavors bordering on chocolate are most prevalent with some lemony wheat tang. Carbonation is lower than many hefes, but certainly not low. Mouthfeel is not quite as full and creamy as I would like either. Both are minor complaints as it is a pretty tasty hefe, just a little on the expensive side and there are better, more economical options for the style.

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Photo of PapaGemutlich
2.97/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle pour to a straight pint. Tarnished copper, almost brown color (very dark for a weiss); creamy, stable head.

Solid phenols, slightly metallic overtones.

Reasonably well made, I guess, but this is a touchy style to get just right--I wouldn't go out of my way for it. . .

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Photo of WhiteOak
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Murky, dark tarnished copper appearance. Quite dark for the type. Big, foamy off-white head with some lace retention.

S- Soft banana, spice, ripe pears. Nice.

T- A touch more bitterness and less sweetness than others. Some caramel malt in the middle, with grains and nuttiness. But the finish is sour.

M, D- Light & very drinkable with overly lively CO2 and no ABV detectable.

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Photo of kingcrowing
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at das bierhaus poured into a half liter aventenus glass.

Pours a fairly dark amber to light brown with a nice big white fluffy head that stays around for quite a while. Nose is light fruity and yeasty.

Taste is sweet, lots of banana but somehow the finish is quite dry and tasty. It reminds me of banana chips. Mouthfeel is full and rich, super drinkable.

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Photo of Stunner97
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance- dark brown to amber, very very murky with little carbonation to be seen, slight thin white head off the pour

Smell- yeast clove, esters , spice, slight banana,

Taste- good yeasty and wheaty flavor up front, very slight spice and clove on the finish, little bit of banana can definitely be noticed, a little sweet up front but winds up being about balanced at the backend to be not to too sweet, slight spice on finish

Mouthfeel- light crisp with low carbonation, very smooth and creamy

Drinkability- this beer is pretty tasty hefe and was enjoyable overall, its finish was nice and refreshing, a very good german brew, not the best of the style I have ever had but definitely a very solid example worth checking out,

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500 mL bottle poured into a Hofbräu weizen glass. No discernable date on bottle. Had again in late July 2015 at the Weisses Brauhaus in Munich.

The pour is foamy and leaves a three finger white head which fades to an ample covering halfway through the drink. The color is murky dark golden bordering on amber. Lots of medium sized bubbles float to the top. Leaves some lacing.

The aroma is a bit subdued. Typical hefe notes with a sweet banana, an apple lingers around. Sweet, not spicy.

Taste is similiar to the aroma, a little variation on the hefe style, which is nice, but still makes it off. There is a roastiness which brings out the malty and bread notes. Also there is a sweet banana and a vinuous finish as it warms. Decent spices.

Mouthfeel is typical hefe, some carbonation feel on the tongue with a wet and clingy afterfeel.

Drinkability is above average, the abv isn't too bad and the flavor is nice.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into matching Schneider Weisse glass june17 2010

A a murky brownish orange with a two finger head that has average retention and leaves just a few patches of lace.

S a little banana and some spice with some dry cereal

T not far from the smell but with a little more grains

M light in the mouth with decent carbonation giving it a creamy feel

D pretty good for a sunny day, easy enough too drink and worth trying

good but not great, after their Aventinus wheat dopplebock this is a bit of a let down. still a solid beer just not world class like Aventinus

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Photo of RuudJH
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This Schneider Weisse Tap 7 is their original hefeweiss bier.
0.5 l bottle, from jan. 2010.

Looks great with huge cream coloured head, brown-orange hazy coloured beer.
Banana, malts and yeast. herbs, fruit, floral garden smell, hops.
Taste is equal. bittersweetness.
Clean finish. Very soft mouthfeel. No real alcohol noticable.

Refreshing carbonation.

Schneider proves they're among the best of brewers in this style, including it's variations.

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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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