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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: 821 | Ratings: 1,713
Photo of HamdenHector
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: clear; light amber in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a thin cap; no lacing;

S: more clove than banana; a bit of bubblegum;

T: moderate clove up front; a little biscuit; bubblegum gets added in at mid-palate; a mild tartness from mid-palate through the finish; almost no bitterness;

M: light to medium bodied; highly carbonated; very fine carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: oddly clear; in my opinion, this needed more clove and some banana in the flavor;

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Photo of kevintaraross
3.42/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Different than the unusual weissbier i've drunk in the past.
Color pours a dark brown-ish - VERY different.
OK smell.
Quick "fingers" down the glass but good golden wheat beer much like Hoegaarden but for the color.
Nice for breaking up the night with one or two at the max.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sexy veiled pure amber color. Gorgeous beige head with good lacing. Lots of activity.

Sweet aromas and flavors of fruit and wheat. Nutty and slightly spicy.

Extremely flavorful and balanced taste, complex and delicate, but a little too faint.

Slightly too light for my taste, still slick and prickly. Very short finish with good intensity, ending of the bitter side.

Overall an excellent beer, but a little too light compared to others of the same brand. More enjoyed TAP 6.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am not a huge fan of this style, but this beer has me thinking otherwise. Most of the hefeweizen brewed by North American craft breweries is much lighter in colour and lack the richness of this beer. It pours nicely, albeit cloudy, with a bit of quickly receding head. The nose is yeast, banana and clove - quite nice. I quite liked the overall flavor, rich and full of surprises. The finish is a little too yeasty and tart for my liking, but it certainly fits the unique experience this beer provides.

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Photo of smcolw
3.86/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours very cloudy--it actually darkens the dirty gold color. Rich foamy head. Slow to recede, but it leaves relatively little lace.

Very strong banana aroma.

Chewy and wheaty are the first impressions. Lots of carbonation. The wheat disappears really during the taste. Spicy up front while the banana reappears in the swallow. Hoppy finish and aftertaste. Complex.

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Photo of nelsonsaigon
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Experienced in : Saigon
Appealing to me : inviting look and tastes really great; fantastic for a sip or long drinking
Less appealing to me : - - -

I love this beer and one of my favorites.

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

Purchased at the LCBO for around $3.00 for a 500ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Very good. Opens well and pours a good white head that lasts. Dark gold and brown color. Unfiltered

S- Lots of wheat and yeast

T- A touch sour. Not what a white hybrid should be

M- A touch bitter. Drags this overall rating down a bit

O- Pretty good. Nice to have tried but will not really go out of my way to try again or buy

Food Pairing

This nice little beer went well with.... Chili!!


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Photo of Daefido
5/5  rDev +25.6%

very clean and well-balanced taste, I think. darker colour than normal Hefe-weissen or weisse style beer. bought this at a local LCBO in Pelham,ON, Canada.
Usually I prefer Paulaner's Hefe-Weissen. This should be included in my favorite Weisse style beers. I really enjoyed drinking this beer. Thank you.

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Photo of Zach136
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Medium clarity orange, thin off white head, OK lacing.

Aroma: Typical banana and clove, but also a hint of caramel.

Flavor: Again, decent banana and clove, with a touch of milky wheat sweetness. Touch of acetaldehyde.

Mouthfeel: Medium light, but too much sweetness in the finish.

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Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
3.9/5  rDev -2%

A: Medium brown with a hint of blush, darker than your average Hefe. Cloudy, as expected. Head was a couple of fingers, not a tower of foam like some of this style, and lacing was minimal.

S: Aroma is typical Hefeweize, with clove, bubblegum, and yeast notes dominating.

T: Flavor starts off like wheat bread, but tart fruit quickly takes over, including apple, white grape, and banana. Hops bitterness s a faint afterthought that never dominates.

M: Moist at first, with fairly low carbonation. No alcohol discernible. The finish hints toward dry, but never really gets there.

O: A decent drink, but not my favorite Hefeweizen. And not my favorite brew from Schneider, either.

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Photo of fallenshadow
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - A typical cloudy weisse beer at least to my eyes.
S - Strong smell of Banana with other scents of bread, cloves and nutty smell.
T - Mostly banana and citrus flavours.
F - Nice feel to it. Foamy but very light too.
O - Better than your average Weisse beer. Would try another bottle if given the chance.

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Photo of Nightwing
3.9/5  rDev -2%

500ml bottle ($2.95) from Premier in Halifax. Nice clove and nutmeg aroma. Pours a great looking cloudy amber with frothy head. Has a mild sweet taste. Medium body, with oily texture, lively carbonation. The finish is somewhat abrupt. Overall a great Hefe.

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Photo of PaulietheBrit
4/5  rDev +0.5%

the hazy dark caramel color topped with a loose, quickly diminishing finger of head gives off aromas of clove and banana/apple? The flavor follows the nose with a solid clove hit.
mouthfeel is silky, finish is spicy sweet. Nice carbonation and an easy drinking hefeweizen.

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Photo of anthony23cippy
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Poured into a chilled pint glass, poured a dark amber color with a three finger creamy white head that had mild lacing ten minutes after. Smells of malt and a hint of metal.. not very appealing with the aroma. It tastes a lot better, with the typical banana ester flavor of hefes, with a mild malt after taste and a hint of an earthy taste. Mouthfeel is medium to light, with a perfect amount of carbonation. Overall it is a great hefe, though not the best I've had.

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Photo of ENogueira
4/5  rDev +0.5%

500 mL bottle, poured in goblet glass. Amber brown in color. Not much head (zero lacing after about 10-15 min), but plenty of carbonation. Smells like fruit and malt. Taste is a bit of citrus and a lot of fruit, mainly apple, with some caramel and malt. Very sweet finish, almost no alcohol taste. If you're looking for a hoppy beer, this is definitely not it. The carbonation and the fruit notes makes this Hefeweizen almost soda-like. I enjoyed it.

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Photo of SaltofOH
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Appearance: Nice "smoke" upon opening. Swirled bottle to get haze/yeast. 3" foamy beige head. Hazy light brown, with visible sluggish effervescence. Nice retention but no lacing.

Aroma: Aromatic; crackery pilsener malt, estery/banana. Not getting much clove, initially; more yeasty/clove as it warms to 60 degrees.

Taste: Clean, somewhat tart arrival slight tartness across mid-palate. Super clean finish with slight lingering bubblegum/banana.

Mouthfeel: Hefty, but very little slickness, clean, clean, clean.

Overall: Good, refreshing, but perhaps an old bottle (dated 14-079, March 20 and I drank it on August 8) is to blame for somewhat lackluster aroma & taste. I would definitely buy this again, but I can get better, fresher domestic craft beer for the price.

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Photo of Markiboy
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Had this out of a 50cl bottle:

An unusual weissbier. Depending on the light you're in, the colour varies from a copper brown to a dark brown, appearing as though you have a turd looming in your glass! Don't let that dissuade you though, this is a very tasty beer. Although the head disappears quite quickly, the carbonation is at a good level for the duration of the drink. The taste of the beer is excellent with 50% of it feeling like a regular but good golden wheat beer, like Hoegaarden for example, and the other 50% feeling like a dunkel. It's a really nice beer to try out but I can't see myself drinking more than one at a time without it weighing too heavily on my stomach. Good for a one off, though!

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Photo of MaximalC
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Pours a translucent copper color with a moderate off-white head that sputters away nearly before the pour is finished--a far cry from what I expect from a hefeweizen. Aroma smells of clove, banana, and apple cider.

The flavor is mild and sweet, with caramel, clove, apple, and perhaps a hint of banana. There's also a yeasty bite that tramples a bit on the other elements, especially toward the back end. The mouthfeel is thin and watery up front and prickly in the finish.

This beer defied all of my expectations, and not in a good way. It looks and tastes more like a blend between a Viennese lager and a hefeweizen than a hefeweizen proper. The flavors are incohesive on the mouthfeel lacks the luxurious texture that I appreciate in the style. If this had been branded as something other than a hefe, I probably wouldn't be so harsh, but for a style with such integrity, this was confusing to say the least.

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Photo of bristol2120
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Served from a 16.9 oz bottle.
Pours with a massive off white/light beige head that settles down to a thin layer of foam.
Beer is much darker in appearance than other examples of this style; It's medium deep amber and exceptionally clear.
Yeast comes through strongest in the nose, with some grainy wheat notes as well.
There is also a noticeable smokiness.
Yeast and the same smokiness also come through in the taste.
Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side but there is a pleasing level of carbonation.
To sum up, this is far from my favorite example of the style, but it is not without merit.
I wouldn't use it to introduce people to the style.

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours darker then your typical hefe's. This one is a deeper amber brown. A small head formed on the pour which was very mousse like. Bold carbonation cascades to the top.

The aroma is more malty and grainy then others. Also the yeasty phenols giving the clove and banana aroma is very subtle.

Drinks tart and semi dry and very malty. Lots of malts in there.

By this time the beer was pretty much flat looking. It drinks smooth and clean in the aftertaste.

A different take on then others in this style. None the less it's still pretty good.

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Photo of zac16125
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500mL bottle into a hefe glass
bottling number: 240214

A: Pours a very hazy, light brown with 1 fingers width of white colored head. Head has decent retention but hardly leaves any lacing. Darker than most hefeweizens.

S: Sweet and spicy wheat notes, banana-y esters, subtle clove.

T: Fairly spicy, lots of wheat characters (obviously), a big sweetness, subtle mild bitterness on the finish.

M/D: On the fuller side of medium bodied, carbonation on the heavier side which is appropriate, drinkability is average but it is pretty filing.

O: Overall, pretty good, but I had higher expectation. Certainly worth a try, but I'll take a Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier over this any day.

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Photo of Kuaff
4.55/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured cellar temperature into my weizen glass.

It pours with a one to two-finger, frothy white head and has a crystalline, copper-like honey-amber color. Like gold in the narrow part of the glass, and bronze in the flared -out part.

The aroma veritably bursts with banana, yeasty bread, vanilla, caramel, apples, dark red cherries, and lemon zest. A remarkably exquisite and intense aroma.

Flavors of both the sweet and tart fruits mingle with caramel in the taste, but above all else, it is supremely bready. As it should be.

The feel is quite carbonated, and, while not heavy, has a substantial weight and presence.

One hell of a hefeweizen. And I love that it has some dunkel leanings.

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Photo of Andrew041180
3.55/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Poured from a bottle into a .5 liter weizen glass. Normally I love the look of wheat beers, but this one was fairly dark with just a hint of gold. I couldn't really see the color variations or streaming bubbles that I like so much in wheat beers. I gave it a fairly strong pour and it produced surprisingly little head and no lacing.

S - Very mild wheat characteristics. Slight yeast. Mild sweetness.

T - Follows the nose for the most part. Nothing here really stands out, although it certainly tastes good. A little sweeter and a little less yeast characteristic than I like.

M - Getting better here, but no much going on behind the medium body.

O - A good beer and I'm glad I tried it, but as long as it's sitting next to Weihenstephaner at my local store it's not really a difficult decision.

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Photo of RJLarse
3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I bought a couple of bottles of Schneider Weisse Tap 7 in a tavern. Poured in to a weizen glass.

Pours a nut brown color, more brown than I was expecting. Thick foamy head.

Smell is a sweet fruity aroma, like a honey dew melon.

Taste is a clove spice flavor, and some malted grain, not a lot of fruit or banana flavors.

Mouthfeel is light and clean.

Overall a good Bavarian Style Hefe. The one's i have has before were sweeter, with a lighter golden color, and a banana flavor. But this one is very good.

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Photo of beerdrifter
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Hazy amber-orange pour with a creamy two finger head with nice retention and great lacing. The nose is classic Hefeweizen with lots of banana and clove along with hints of apple, bready yeast, and subtle caramel. The taste is classic as well with loads of banana, apple, and clove along with hints of pear, lemon, wheat, caramel, nuts, subtle yeast, and just a touch of bubblegum. The mouthfeel is subtly chewy with fizzy carbonation, great balance, and an earthy, dry finish. Overall, I love that the bubblegum that's sometimes overpowering with Hefeweizens is very subtle here. Hugely drinkable for a guy who's not a big fan of wheat beers.

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