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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Ratings: 1,795 |  Reviews: 847
Photo of bigdeuce
4.41/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

When I first pour this one, I was thinking, "here we go another overhyped German beer". Was not impressive, kinda soapy with a quick head fizzle. Quite dark for a hefeweizen. That is the bad news. Nice clovey, light aroma on the nose. Baked banana bread also comes through and what a GREAT tasting beer. Slightly spicey and sweet with a light touch of pears and maybe brown sugar, but not cloying. Very nice tast to this beer and very easy to drink.

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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 arizcards
3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a pint at BevMo back in late March for $3.99. Original rating in June 2009.

Beer poured an amber brown with a nice white head that is lasting quite long. 4.0
Nose is classic hefe, banana and cloves. 4.0
Taste is pretty good, wheaty with hints of banana. 3.5
Mouthfeel is light, lively on the palate and refreshing. 3.5
Overall drinkability is pretty good. This is a nicely made beer that is a good example of the style. 3.5

Revisited this brew in October 2016. Bottle purchased from TW Arrowhead in late July 2016 for $4.49. Bottled in August 2015 good thru August 2018.

Beer poured amber with a decent white head on the initial pour. 3.75

Nose is wheat forward with no special yeast impartations. 3.5

Taste is light banana over wheat, very nice. 3.75

Feel is light to medium bodied and lightly refreshing. 3.75

Overall a pretty decent beer but does not rate up their with Weihenstephaner hefe's.

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Photo of Overlord
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very cloudy brown with amber highlights. Large white foam head. Not very pretty.

Smells like bananas and cloves. Ah...there's the traditional hefeweizen. Some yeast in the aroma.

And the flavor is, surprise surprise, bananas, cloves, and yeast. There's maybe a hint of breadiness to it, to give it some body. Still, it's a fairly highly carbonated beer with a long lived head.

Good, but ultimately not something I'd go out of my way to get.

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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 ThirstyBird
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

.5L pour at Track 84 in Warwick RI

A - Beautiful hazy honey in color. Wonderful fluffy white head that lasts seemingly forever.

S - Clove, yeast, wheat. A bit more subtle than the other usual suspects.

T - Big clove, a bit of the banana maybe a tough of pepper too. The flavor isn't as full as the Ayinger or Weihenstephaner - the flavor is actually a little bit watery to me.

M/F - Light body with active but yet very fine and smooth carbonation.

D - This brew is easily drinkable. It's not at the top of the class but is enjoyable none the less.

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Photo of specksnreds
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass. Lovely, cool whip-like head. Looked bottle fermented, and sure enough it is. Lots of carbonation at a full three fingers from a side pour.

Color was darker than expected. Shiny copper.

Aroma is all coriander. Not much malt in the nose. Citrus wasn't absent, but certainly muted. A lovely flowery linger in the nose.

After a taste the malt becomes apparent with a lovely, but modest mouthfeel. I taste more coriander and much more lemon than is in the nose.

Nice beer, but with Live Oaks Hefeweizen just a few short steps from my house, I'll opt for it.

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Photo of gpogo
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Dark hazy burnt orange/amber with a large off-white head. Head dissipates to almost nothing, small foamy covering, then later to absolutely nothing. Very lively carbonation.

A- Yeasty and some spicy clove notes.

T- Fruity and clovey, taste slightly watery though? Very light taste of alcohol.

M- Medium-light body with high carbonation.

D- I haven't had a hefeweizen in quite some time and this was really enjoyable. The flavor and body seemed a tad light, but very enjoyable. Not too boozy either, went great with dinner.

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Photo of Aenema
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a hazy, deep golden brown with a one finger head. Not much lacing.
Smell - Bubble gum, banana, and some clove.
Taste - Lots of banana, some bubble gum sweetness and a bit of clove at the finish.
Mouthfeel - Smooth, slightly creamy with a medium to light body and moderate carbonation. Pleasant, but oddly watery towards the finish of a sip.
Drinkability - Very drinkable, but I found it a little too sweet.

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Photo of Anthony1
4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Serving Type- bottle poured into a 5.L weissen glass

appearance- a slightly orange/amber color with a nice white head, but not as much lace.

smell- big smell of banana bread, lovely smell thats somewhat mild, but rich. hints of clove and a had spice.

taste/mouthfeel- the taste is very nice. a good mix of fruity blends with a dominant banana taste. light body with a nice hint of carbonation. no lasting aftertaste, which i enjoyed.

drinkability- amazingly drinkable, definite session beer :) would buy every time

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

Another good beer thanks to BeerLovinGrl...

The color is a bit darker than the pale yellowish gold typical of a hefe; more of a deeper golden amber. The head poured decently but it died fairly quickly, not leaving the foam on top that a thick head can leave, nor leaving any lacing.
The smell is mostly lemon zest. There's some yeast, and banana is there heavily enough, but hidden a bit under the zesty rind aroma. There's also some spice and a hint of clove.
The first flavor that hits me gives me the impression of a peppery lemon. I think my refrigerator may have been keeping it too cold, as I've noticed things in the taste and mouthfeel, not to mention the weak head, that may have been adversely affected. Once I work it out, I get some of the clove and banana that should be there. Again, the lemon zest is most powerful in the flavor. There's some wheat in there as well.
The carbonation is heavy in this one, and it's got a light to moderate body. The mouthfeel is initially crisp with a creamier finish.
This is a very refreshing beer with a low ABV. Even from a larger bottle, I could take at least a couple of these in a sitting.

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Photo of ZorPrime
3.62/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted on February 18th, 2009.

Appearance: Hazy amber color.
Smell: Banana
Taste: Banana :) more banana bread than the fruit.
Mouthfeel: The beer is very refreshing. A nice Hefeweizen. Very easy to drink too.

Nice beer!

To me this is a german beer with some belgium influence...

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Photo of eat
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The head quickly dissapears down to a thin ring, almost no lacing. Not the prettiest looking beer; murky brown/orange colour. You can't see through this one.

Lots of banana in the smell. Also an acidic, citrus thing going on.

I was kind of disapointed with the taste. There's not too much flavor. A little acidic, alcohol is not too noticeable; doesn't taste like much honestly. Very mildly spicy, a little citrus, no banana flavor as the smell would suggest. I think I remember trying this one once before and remember it having a lot more flavor, I don't know where all the flavor went but it's not here.

Great carbonation, medium/lots, nice and tingly on the tongue.

Very drinkable; in spite of not being very interesting it does go down smooth. Maybe this could be a nice light tasting beer on a hot day.

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Photo of BarrelO
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Medium brown, much darker than most hefes. Big fluffy head.

S: Some cloves and that's about it. Not very aromatic.

T: Cloves, bananas, bready malt, a good amount of tartness. Kind of like Aventinus's little brother.

M: Slightly heaver than the average hefe with plenty of carbonation.

D: Not the best hefe I've ever had. But I wouldn't have a problem knocking back a few.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle served in my Weihenstephan weizen glass. Poured a hazy amber with a two inch frothy, bright white head that settles into a solid quarter inch cap; only a few stray strands of lacing during the session, but no legs. Nose is a little mild - coriander, cloves and yeast; didn't get any of the banana I anticipated. Taste follows nose (I'm wondering how fresh the bottle is); somewhat muted, but also picking up some of the wheat quality. Mouthfeel is a little over light-bodied with a nice, consistent background effervescence. Easy drinking and refreshing, but I've had better hefe's

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Photo of yemenmocha
3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an atypical brown color with tan head. Normally these weissbiers are more golden in color, so it is hard to not subtract for this - but the head is weak too.

Nose and palate offer a clean, wheat-forward ale with the usual banana-clove interplay and a soft brownbread toasty finish. Easty to drink.

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Photo of TubaManJack
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle decanted into a mug (sorry no fancy glassware)
Appearance- A nice golden hued body, almost opaque even without sediment. Nice initial head and some retension/lacing
Smell- Bottle Conditioned nose which opens to more yeast and deep wheat notes (banana and strawberry starburst)
Taste-Similar to the taste but the bottle conditioning taste lessons as the beer breaths, transitioning into the fun taste flavors. There is still some bitterness at the end of each sip from the BC/yeast.

Summary its a nice albeit different Hef that is worth picking up if you see it. 500ml is the perfect serving for this beer.

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

A- dark for a hefe. Cloudy, thick orange-unto-brown, with a very thick white head.

S- citric malt with banana-and-bubblegum hefe yeast.

T- light, sweet, honeyed-biscuit malt, with strong banana on the swallow and a very pronounced banana and bubble gum aftertaste.

M- good body, light and drinkable.

D- high, hefes come in half liter bottles for a reason.

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

Poured from a 500mL bottle into my Ayinger Weizenbierglaser.

Liquid is cloudy, satin sheen gold, and topped by a prodigious head which soon dissipates.

Aroma is subtle and balanced, though the esters win out over the phenols (the latter are difficult to identify). A pleasant wheaty yeastiness prevails. The taste is likewise dominated by esters, with pronounced banana in the finish, though there is a little sourness on the side of the tongue accentuated by the high carbonation. Smooth yet light bodied; quite refreshing.

Very little spice is present, and the tartness is a little higher than I normally like for this style. It could be the age of the bottle (I can't decipher any bottled-on or drink-by dates at the moment) detracting from the overall experience as this is otherwise akin to similar historic examples I've sampled...

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

Half liter bottle poured into my Harpoon hefe glass. After an aggressive pour that included swirling up the yeast, the beer appears a rather cloudy rich amber color with a solid three fingers of ultra creamy, lingering light ecru foam. The head leaves very minimal lacing on the inside of my glass. Smells and tastes of spicy, peppery yeast, bananas, cloves, sweet apples dipped in lemon juice, and a touch of grains. Medium bodied and a bit more carbonation than I would have liked to see here. Even still, it didn't take long for my glass to empty.

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Photo of DannyS
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass, poured from a pint bottle. amazingly, the whole pint fit in the pint glass. I would have never guessed.

A - hazy brown amber, far darker than the average hefe. Head is thin and leaves very loose lacing.

S - Very faint alcohol detected in the nose.Other than that, it's nice and lemony. Fairly standard nose of wheat, banana, bubblegum, and spice

T - Slight honeyed taste gives a unique note to this hefe. citrus and wheat are the predominant characters once again. It's a drier taste than other hefes, with a lot less sweet character. Very faint bitterness on the finish is the only bitter flavor i get.

M - Actually pretty full bodied. Very smooth and very carbonated.

D - As with most hefes, this one's really easy drinking, if not a tad filling.

Overall - Not my favorite. Don't get me wrong, it's a perfectly fine hefe, and you can't go wrong with it, but it lacks a lot of the full flavor and heady, sweet aroma that others of this style flaunt shamelessly. Now to go track down some Aventinus.

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Photo of scootny
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A very dark and cloudy hefe. Looks like a dunkel almost. Decent head rises thickly and recedes quickly. Not much lace to speak of but some here and there.

Smell is fragrant with banana and wheat. Some bubble gum cuts in with a clove and pepper wrapping and sets the mouth to watering.

Taste is good but a subtly different take on the usual. A healthy portion of peppery spiciness accents the clove and the banana takes a slightly less prominent position in your mouth. The wheat malt and dry mild hoppines support the cleansing and lightly astringent facets of the beer. Feel is smoothly carbonated with a gentle creaminess that makes this a natural refresher.

Drinkability is quite good maybe deserving of a half point higher. There is something about this one that says Spring quencher. Just enough weight for pre-summer heat and the right amount of satisfaction

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

A thick haze clouds its copper/light amber color. It's interesting for Hefe. Definitely on the darker side for the style (at least in my experience). An off-white head easily rises to two fingers and falls nearly as fast. Lacing was on the lighter side of the fence.

Clove spice is very heavy on the nose. It remains pretty aggressive throughout. Light pepper backs it up. There's a little banana in there, but it's not as prevalent as could (or should) be. Grains and earthy notes are present and linger. There's some malt sweetness in there, but it's fairly faint. Spices rule the day with this one. Not bad at all.

Whoa. This is aggressively spicy. A clove and pepper combo assaults the palate and doesn't seem to relent. It's not a bad flavor, but it's a tad much for Hefe. Banana clearly plays a supporting role. I was expecting it to be more at the forefront, but that's not the case. It's a little sweet and malty. Grain and a grassy flavor hang in there for duration. Spices seem to come back around on the tail and give it a very spicy finish. It's pretty good, but a little too spicy to be an ideal Hefe. Still far from bad though.

The body is very light and thin. Carbonation is very active and buzzy. It's not exactly smooth. It's not out of whack for the style, but it could be better. Drinkability is good. I could toss a few of these back, but the flavor makes me long for a Weihenstephaner. Ooops...did I say that out loud?

Schneider Weisse Original is a pretty solid Hefe. It doesn't offend me in any way. I'd like it a little better if the spices were a little more restrained and allowed the other flavors to shine more. They're there, just muted. Overall, it's pretty good, but clearly plays second fiddle to Weihenstephaner's Hefe. Definitely worth checking out nonetheless.

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

Poured out of a 500mL bottle into a weizen glass.

Golly this thing wants to be heady! Pours with a large foamy, very pale head with a couple of specks from the residual yeast. The body of the beer is darker than what I'd originally expected from a hefeweizen. Appears a dark amber honey, especially at the wider part of the glass.

Aroma is deliciously spicy with notes of yeast, clove, banana, some apple, and a bit of bubble gum.

Maybe this is just a bit cold, but the flavor is definitely slow to develop. I'm getting wheat, some apple, and a little in the way of the cloves that I originally smelled on the nose. Finish is very nice as it imparts a lingering sweetness of banana and orange flavors and a bit of toasted wheat.

Mouthfeel is great for the style, I think. A refreshingly strong carbonation and a body that possibly leans a bit on the heavy side make this quite a drinkable hefe.

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Photo of atpben
4.48/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Have had this beer on various occasions but recently at the Flying Saucer in Houston. Pouredc in a Schneider Hefe-weisse glass. Pours a cloudy light brown color with a nice inch long head. Bananas (which I love) and spices in the aroma. I love the taste of this beer. More banana, clove, light caramel and some light apple tast near the end. Pretty crisp and excellently balanced. Very easy to drink all day. One of my favorites of this style. A great summer beer.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 1,795 ratings