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.

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Reviews: 828 | Ratings: 1,740
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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Photo of ChrisCage
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a cloudy, yeast hazed copper color....almost muddy like. The head is off white in color, not too thick but it is rather a densely populated film over the brew. Lacing isn't overly impressive but I am finding this is the case with all S-W products so far....better than average but nothing special overall.

S- Caramel sweet malts are ever present upfront, with silky smooth yeasty biscuit aromas wafting into my nostrils. Toffee/molasses semi sweetness is noted as well with clean raw wheat and barley kernels and as expected, this has muted spice and fruit....cloves and banana come to mind. The finish is just ever so bitter but more leaning towards dry baking spices.

T- Ok this is a very traditional tasting Hefe brew, with very prominent citrusy spice appearing on the palate.....grapefruit rind tartness, bananas, cloves and nutmeg are detected...pumpkin pie like, and it is creamy....I like a previous reviewers analogy....yogurt/yeast roundness. Perhaps there is some pear fruit cleanliness and the finish is slightly sour and grainy.....very interesting and tasty for sure!

M/O- Creamy carbonation and a solid medium body would be the best description I can give. This would be a great dessert beer to enjoy with some lemon or lime pie, or fresh well, I'd have no problem enjoying this throughout an evening on it's own, and might share with some friends as well! I recommend and will definitely seek this one out again! Another great job by Schneider Weisse!

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Photo of SFNC
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured much darker that the usual Hefe, with a bronze tone. A nice head that reached for the sky and made Rice Krispie sounds immediately after the initial pour. Outside of the darker hue, a very promising start.

The smell is muted, all the usual suspects, clove, banana, yeast, a little citrus.

The taste is good, but not quite up to the standards of some other German Hefe's. Very much like the nose, but with a slight hop bitterness. Good, not great. I'll seek out Weihenstephan, Ayinger and Spaten before choosing this.

The feel is soft, with a slight tingle. It seems right, but not noteworthy.

Overall, a middle weight German Hefewiezen, very good and drinkable, but not up to the higher standards.

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Photo of Takahiro
3.01/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

L: Pours tanned and hazy, reminding me of dunkelweizen. 2cm dense foam that slowly dissipating
S: Banana and cloves, bubble gum
T: fruity (unripened strawberries), yogurty/yeasty, spices (cloves), silky soft wheat-malt flavor, some caramel and dark malts
F: medium body, medium carbonation
O: descent beer, but not impressed

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Photo of ZachT
4.54/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

L: Rusty colour, slightly hazy, thick, white head
S: Banana, sweet bread, cloves, nutmeg, white flour
T: Banana bread, lightly toasted bread, toffee, floury, slight spice notes
F: Medium body, rich, luscious mouthfeel, fairly well carbonated, slightly sweet finish
O: World class hefeweizen! A little on the malty side, but a great balance of banana and clove/spice.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml Bottle, Dark hazy amber with a foamy head. Banana, toffee and in the aroma. Biscuity and slightly sweet and spicy taste with toffee and banana dominating proceedings along with some dried fruit notes.

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Photo of TH28
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle. Appearance: Deep copper to amber color, hazy, with a thick white foam head. Aroma: Bready malt undertone, dominated by spicy clove phenols and banana, pear esters. Taste: A bready, slightly toasted malt sweetness, some lemony citrus notes, then dominated by banana and pear esters. Finishes with a moderate spicy bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium body, some creaminess, and moderately high carbonation. There is a bit of slickness left on the tongue. Finish: A spicy, moderate bitterness on the swallow, with some bready, pear esters. Overall: World class dunkelweizen. Mixes the bready, toasty sky character with wonderful fruity yeast esters and spicy phenols. Proper body for the style, and a citrusy note adds complexity

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

Simply a classic. It was a little better when I had it fresh just off the Marienplatz in Munich, but it's still a model (if a little dark) for the style.

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Photo of AndrewMichael
3.18/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1 pt, .9 oz bottle poured into Hefeweizen glass. Spot on for the style with the cloudy, clove spiciness, hint of banana. Just not really a style I enjoy as much.

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

It's German. Smells and tastes that way. Unusually dark color and a bit flat. Very nice above average wheat beer, but not the best I have had from Deutschland.

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Photo of Hop_God
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: ruby amber thick white head

S: banana, cloves, subtle spice

T: spicy baking ingredients.mild banana. yeast

F: moderate carbonation, crisp bite

O: Not bad, but many better Bavarian Hefe offerings out there

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Photo of sokol_1993
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Dark yellow, some brownish color also, lot of head. Look extremely captivating when you're thirsty.
Smell: Maltiness, a lot of wheat
Taste: Estery, some sour taste, a lot of banana aftertaste, wheat-y
Feel: Light body, some sour after taste, somewhat watery
A good thirst quencher for a summer day.

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Photo of ajchocholousek
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy golden-orange-amber with a big, fluffy, creamy two finger head after a fairly aggressive pour. Nose is beautiful with notes of spicy clove, banana, a touch of caramel, and a bit of bubblegum. A little less fruity and yeasty than other good hefeweizens out there. A prickly, effervescent, light-medium body yields some citrus up front that leads the way to banana, apple, and clove notes. Perhaps even a touch of nutmeg or cinnamon in here. Perhaps I'm drinking this just a touch too cold while writing this, but this one seems to exhibit everything that's great about a good hefe, but slightly more subdued. Still, finishes clean, dry, and leaves me wanting more. A great food hefe.

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Photo of 911CROFT
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle into a Schneider Weisse branded weizen glass. Paid £2.69 for a single.

Pours a darker than typical, hazy, golden brown body with a lighter yellow glow around the edges. A tall, thick, slightly off white head quickly rises to three fingers in height before slowly disappearing to a thin even film. Minimal lacing is left on the glass.

Rich banana dominates the nose, but also noticeable are soft fresh bread, caramel and a little clove. Taste is similar to smell with fresh baked warm banana bread, wheat and malt. More sweet flavours follow with a hint of caramel and toffee. On the end there is a subtle, yeasty clove, peppery bite that gives a reasonably dry finish. It has a deep, rich, creamy mouth-feel, medium bodied, with good carbonation.

Overall this is an excellent beer. Slightly darker than traditionally expected, in both taste and appearance, it blurs the line slightly between Hefeweizen and Dunkelweizen. Bold, ripe banana esters and equally robust bready malts capture a wonderfully evocative fresh-baked banana-bread-like profile, that no other example I’ve come across so far has been able to replicate. Perfectly balanced, it is flavourful, easy-drinking and refreshing, it has been a fridge staple of mine for years. Recommended.

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Photo of Eeroomnhoj
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just finished hiking today and on the way home found a corner deli with a large selection of "fancy beers".

Grabbed this one as Delirium Tremens is just way too much for me (and it was the least expensive).

Poured into a beer glas and began drinking. Enjoyed it but did notice it was a little watery, not sure if that's me or something with the beer. It was still beer so I can't complain too much. I do enjoy it though and in the end, that's what counts.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
3.98 out of 5 based on 1,740 ratings.
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