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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: 1,714
Photo of Wonka
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml
“Original Bottle Fermentation”
05.033 1-1
0917 2622

Served in an Ayinger Weizen glass

Appearance – gold/light brown, rather clear body with rising carbonation that hearkens back to memories of bubble Christmas lights; frothy white head stands the test of time; lace is patchy and better than average in quantity

Smell – clove, wheat and yeast make a good run at the nose

Taste – mirror of the nose with some banana; touch of bitterness and banana in the back end; at this stage of palate knowledge of the hefe, here is a positive mark

Mouthfeel – light and crisp for the briefest moment followed by a rising middle then breaking back slightly to a lighter, smooth close and a parching ‘afterfeel’; carbonation is generally active throughout

Drinkability – damn the closing dryness and transition for this would be a superiorly pleasing sample

Its summer time. Give me another Schneider Weisse.

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Photo of Derek
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Copper-gold in colour, with plenty of head.

Caramel, fruity smell. The depth of malt flavour is unusual for a hefe, but the malty sweetness works with the fruity esters produced by the yeast.

It's not as thirst-quenching as most hefe's. But what it gives up in quenchability, it gains in flavour. The banana esters produce a hint of caramelized bananas as well as banana bread. Remarkable, and very Bavarian... it sort of bridges the gap between hefe-weisse and dunkle-weisse.

Light-to-moderate mouthfeel.

Very drinkable.

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

Pours a cloudy light brown/copper color with a lot of carbonation. Huge creamy head which leaves some nice lacing. Scents of malt, banana. Nice sweet maltly taste with a light body. This is a very drinkable/session beer. A thurst quencher for sure, very nice on a hot summer night.

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Photo of cypressbob
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle

Pours with a dark orange body, slightly coppery. Creamy dense white head

Smell, fresh wheat, banana and melon, little of spice and clove

Taste, smooth and creamy mouthfeel, spicy and a bit of citric zest

Tasty wheat indeed, well worth the cash

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

Amber-reddish-orange color, with a weizen carbonation. A beautiful hat of foam, beige in color, with some big bubbles in it. Quite hazy.
In the smell yeast, ripe banana, caramel. Breadcrust.
The taste is malty, caramel, with yeast and ripe fruit (peach). Something slighty burned.
Good body, for a weizen. It is surely a non typical weizen.
Malt and ripe fruit in the aftertaste.

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Photo of thechaacster
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber/brown, way darker than your usual hefe, although not as dark as a dunkel. This beer pours with a monster head, but it fizzes out pretty quickly. Nice smell of banana and toasty wheat. Spicy clove and rich, baked wheat hit you right away, man this is tasty. Mouth-watering fruit character (banana and a bit of apple) follow right up. The finish is tart and short, with nearly no aftertaste. Much easier to drink than I expected from such a dark weisse. I think the Edel-Weisse is still my favorite offering from Schneider, but this is still among the best of the hefes in my opinion. Another delicious beer from the original weisse brewery.

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Photo of Boto
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle: Suprise! This pours an amber color, definitely darker than expected for a Hefeweizen. Mine had a bit of a fizzy head, but it went to nothing rather quickly. There was no lacing. The main component of the aroma is definitely clove. Not overpowering, but it is up-front of everything else. Perhaps some wheat and spices in the backgroung. It has a good wheat body, with definite notes of clove and banana to the taste. Very drinkable.

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Photo of cokes
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Toasted honey muddled dark amber with the yeast, and darker than most examples, the head is no less voluptuous, light ecru and explosive.
Banana bread pudding nose. Equal on the clove and nutmeg flourishes.
Initiates doughy, full of coarse wheat muffins and bruised bananas. A lilting clove and black pepper spiciness augments sweeter eludes of vanilla and caramel Then a return to grain and bread, as tiny squeals of lemon and orange pulp squeak out, and it segues accordingly into a lemongrass and dried tarragon herbal hop conclusion.
The microscopically fine carbonation keeps the otherwise bulky body afloat and gives this a suggestion of weightless heft, and mind- and body-numbing gulpability.
A perfect summer day quencher. When assured fresh, this is King.
This is an oldtime fav that remains- countless weizens since- exactly where it started: Top of the pile.

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

Dirty copper and murky, coupled with massive head that looks tough enough to sit atop... like meringue. So thick, tons of lacing was left behind.
Smelled like tons of cloves with something sour brewing in the background... some overripe bananas and wheat.
Super tangy and lemony on the tongue. Dries the mouth on the way out and finishes fairly clean - just a touch of bitterness. Some spicy hops in there as well. Light to medium in body and incredibly fizzy. Highly drinkable but I expected much better all around.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I haven't had too many of this style but I'm liking it; plays a good role in the beer spectrum.
Pours a medium to dark brown (from a 16.9 ounce bottle with no freshness date that I could find). Hazy, no lacing on the glass, a nice head to start which fades quickly.
Smells and tastes very spicy. Clove, banana, rich malts.. all the stuff you'd come to expect and it comes across well.
The mouthfeel is a bit too watery and perhaps a bit chalky. There's a slickness there that either doesnt seem to fit the style, or just doesnt fit with me.
Either way, this is good stuff. Makes me want to fly to Germany and try it fresh.

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

Pours a dark hazy amber with a gigantic off-white foamy head and nice retention. Smell is ripe banana infused with a not too strong clove. Taste was banana cream mixed with citrusy orange and a refreshing clove bite on the finish. Mouthfull is full and smooth and creamy. This is an exceptionally tasty beer---a wonderful example of the style.

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Photo of tatterdash
4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured a hazy dark amber, which was a little odd, but looked impressive and had a creamy white head. Smell was certainly a hefeweizen, bananas, cloves, and a bit of citrus. Taste was very good, banana, clove, very full bodied. Some smokiness as well and malts crept in. Very creamy mouthfeel as well. The Hefeweizen style has grown to be one of my favourite styles of beer, and I wish I had this in my fridge all the time.

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

The beer poured into the glass hazy medium amber with a very frothy and moussy off-white head which rose tall and fell slowly to lace and coat the glass.

The aroma was wheat with a medium banana fruitiness tempered with a caramel impression. Some spice phenolics were present and gave slight clove contributions to the aroma.

The flavor was fruity with medium levels of banana and some clove presence. The beer contained a very slight sourness that was oddly out of place but did not overly detract and the beer had a low caramel flavor that would not necessarily be described as malty.

The finish was dry with a lasting banana and after that a slight clove flavor into the aftertaste. The body was just below medium, but seemed watery and not well done. A decent beer, but kinda boring.

500 ml bottle. Date on back in code.

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

Pours out to a dark copper, darker than expected for the style, forming a modest off white head with poor retention and no lacing. Carbonation is moderate...not as brisk as the majority for the style. The aroma is OK...lighter on the phenols and bananas than most...emphasis on caramel. Mouthfeel is spritzy and semi-stinging on the tongue with a medium body. The taste is punctuated by phenols, cloves, some apple esters. There is a distinct sour wheat twang throughout the middle. Bitterness is mild and the finish is semi-dry with a mild woodiness that is oddly appealing.

This is an enjoyable hefe weizen which is realtively easy to drink. Darker in color than most, but not so in flavor. The differences amongst bavarian hefe's are so minute in my book. This is no exception.

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Photo of wl0307
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a cloudy, beautiful, light brownish to black-tea colour, with a foamy white beer head which retreats a bit too fast...
S: aromatic and reasonably complex--banana, starfruit, clove, nutmeg, leather, smokiness, wheat, corn...all packed in one sniff~~ very nice indeed.
T: tartly sweet flavour of wheat upfront, followed by a lightly fruity taste of green banana, a spicy taste of cloves or similar spices, plus a gradually-emerging chewy aftertaste of wheats and corns as well as lightly drish fruity bitterness.
M&D: the mouthfeel is generally smooth, but at times a bit flat to be honest, while the body is a bit thin vis-a-vis the beer's rich smell and full flavour. In the end of aftertaste some acidic and bland residual taste of malted wheat remains, which I quite dislike. Overall it's still a very nice and quaffable brew, esp. in summer (for me).

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Photo of BruceBeerman
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice Weisen. My Brother-in-law brought me one from Germany. He also brought me the Weisen glass. So, of course I drank the beer from the glass. Wow!! I like it. It was darker and more flavorful than average hefe weisen. More closer to Dunkel color. The taste was full flavored with not so much banana or lemon flavor that is famous in hefe weisens. The alcohol is a little stronger than average weisen. Very nicely balanced with body and natural Bavarian wheat yeast/malt flavoring. The carbonation and mouth feel was above average for weisen style. Probably due to more malty flavoring. Very nice after working in garden.



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

An excellent import, gorgeous and refreshing.

Pours a cloudy amber/brown in color with a good bit of carbonation with an off-white foamy head. Nose is very nice, wheaty with hints of clove and of course, banana. Taste is even better, more of the same, spicy and fruity though a bit thinner than some other classic German examples. Overall though this is a great brew, perfect for warm weather, very nice and refreshing and the taste even holds up pretty well at lower temperatures, which is even better.


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Photo of axisjones
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours darker than you would expect out of this style. In a weissen glass it is really impressive due to the fact that it is really a duotone. The top is a rich brown by the bottom is a lighter copper. The head is big and bold and as white as the midwest.

The smell is understated, mostly wheaty with a slight hint of clove and phenols. Very light on the nose.

The taste is a total winner. Pretty big banana flavors with a light clove spice, all with a wheaty character. In other words it has a medium to light body with a full flavor and tons of character. The dry finish is a perfect ending for each sip.

Drinkable? Hell yeah, again and again. This is a great summer beer. Although it is perfect for hot weather, it also has enough character to drink in almost any situation.

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Photo of elricorico
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pre yeast pour, has a clear golden colour with a fizzy white head, that stays as a thin cap. Smell has a lot of clove to it, with banana coming in second place. Looks good and smells good. Pouring the sediment didn't change things much.

Up front the carbonation makes it tough to pin down the taste. I'd say it's fairly heavy on citrus though. A black pepper flavour hits somewhere in the middle and stays along to the finish. As it crosses the tongue there is a short flash of bubblegum with a long clove finish. The finish lingers for a good amount of time, and leads to a craving for the next sip.

Mouthfeel is a bit coarse due to the high amount of carbonation. Body is light. The beers an easy drink, would be damn near perfect on a patio in the shade, during a hot summer day.

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Photo of BrewMaster
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark reddish-orange to amber and copper with a thick, light tan head.

Smell: Rich creamy, banana aroma with chewy wheat scent. Light bubble gum scent on top a nice maltiness.

Taste: Big, spciy malt flavor, chewy, creamy. Cinnamon, pepper, caramel, crisp spring water, light woodiness. Fruity ending with banana and light apple or pear. Bubble gum and saw dust.

Mouthfeel: Very lively carbonation exposes nice flavors and texture. Clean ending, slightly sticky but very comfortable.

Drinkability: Excellent, robust flavor, clean feel, and all around a wonderful beer.

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Photo of RootedFool
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A glorious pour into a tall pilsner glass: the head is full, frothy, dense in appearence on the top with pizza crust bubbles forming on the walls of the glass. Deflates rather quickly leaving some sudsy sheathes of lace. The body is a slightly muddy amber.


Even as the beer evacuated the bottle, I instantly thought "banana chips!" Pulling my nose close after the pour, I pick up a nice flakey freshly baked bisquit heartiness, a slightly sour under-cut of lemon zest sprinkled over baked green apples, and the finish goes back to the banana chips I picked up on initially. Lovely.


Let's talk about mouthfeel first. That's what I notice right away. This brew has the perfect weight on my palate -- mid-weight, just right between light and dense, with a wonderful almost grainy quality that could be blamed on pouring some of the sediment in. Anyway, feels great.


I mean taste! Opens with a narrowly bitter nudge against the borders of my palate, followed by a fresh kick of lemon-zestiness that recedes quickly throughout the middle allowing the soft hops profile to take center-stage as the finish. The aftertaste is a nice, softly pungent yeastiness, encompossed by gentle citrus notes, a dash of black pepper, and a lingering hop twist. Dry finish.

Very well-rounded, pleasurable beer experience.

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

Bottle. Pours with a massive white head like a proper weizen, however the colour is a few shades darker than your average hefe. Big banana and clove on the nose with a bit of malt in the background. Sweetness is reasonably low for the style and phenolic clove tones are very noticable on the finish. Aftertaste does not stay around as long as my reference hefe (Weihenstephan). Mounth feel is soft and light, not overly carbonated. A solid hefe and very drinkable.

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Photo of ypsifly
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle with no dates, poured into a weizen.

Hazy, copper-brown with a small white head that falls to a thin ring and veil rather quickly. Looks more like a dunkel, IMO.

Has that typical yeast- bannana-clove aroma that is perfect for the style.

Nice wheat backbone with the cloves making a second appearance. Dry finish that has a quick bite from the carbonation.

The mouthfeel is a tad light, but this is quite drinkable as it goes down easy with lots of flavor.

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Photo of amicar
3.35/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a white head that vanishes rapidly to nothing, leaving a copper tinged- with slight orange appearance. Smell is tart with a little bit o' bananna. Taste is also tart, even a little sour- like a hint of berliner weiss. A little spicy, to boot. Feels a little thin in the mouth, but goes down crisp and quickly.

Was OK, but not my favorite. So many other weiss to have that are so much tastier. I didn't really like the tartness that much either. To be fair, it is possible that this bottle I got was a little off given the slight sour tang...

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Photo of carln26
4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a medium gold color (darker than I expected), mildly hazy with a thin white head and no lace. Delicate champagne bubbles attempt to renew the head. Great clove, bananas, and vanilla aroma that signifies a Hefe weizen. Mild lemon peel back to the nose. The flavor has all of this. The lemon peel flavor is a bit stronger lending a wonderful brightness to the taste. The hops definitely lend a mild bitterness and give it zing. Nice smooth mouth feel. Great refreshing beer. Wonderful for warm (or cold) afternoons.

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