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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Photo of RonfromJersey
3.51/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright orange body, cloudy, with multiple carbonation streams. Fist sized eggshell head, resembling meringue, arising above the rim.

Aroma is the expected banana and clove, but lacks the intensity I was expecting. Takes a good deep sniff to make an impression.

Taste is light and refreshing, though like the aroma, the usual hefe characteristics, while there, are much less intense. that classic "wheat" taste is less, and this comes across like half hefe/ half America wheat.

Mouthfeel is good and proper, light and bubbly, dancing across the tongue and down the throat.

Drinkability is good, but while the lack of intensity of tranditional hefe flavors might increase it, at the same time the blandness decreases desirability.

Certainly a fine beer for a summer afternoon, but not the classic I was expecting.

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Photo of BigBry
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml brown glass bottle. "The original German wheat beer and
Brewed according to the German purity laws of 1516" note the label.
Was expecting a light colored beer, but actually pours quite dark - swampwater colored (coke and orange soda mixed). Thick white head, foam stays for whole serving. Smell is sharp and yeasty with some citrus with it. Taste is sweet and fruity, get some flavor of oranges. Wheaty and yeasty later on. Has a quite dry finish.

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

Presentation: Standard looking Half-Litre brown glass bottle. Color coded crown cap and a matching main and neck label proclaim this to be ‘The Original’. Unpasteurized and unfiltered yet there is no strength listed anywhere, only several dot-matrix codes on the back label.

Appearance: Wow, mega surprise here for me. It’s fucking dark!!! Dark chestnut brown cloudy body with a hazed Devon toffee appearance. Thick white head that starts big but settle yet lasts. Minimal carbonation though, but the lasting head punctuates the Glass and lends a solid quality to the appearance.

Smell: Sweet with a delicate soft toffee and banana hint. Strengthens as it warms up to room temperature. Brings some yeast into the finish.

Taste: Lovely smooth chewy feel, fresh malt with a tasty and fruity profile with dark toffee, banana and some citric lemon peel sharpness in the finish. Drinks well. Is this really a Dunkel Hefe?? Were original Hefe’s all Dunkels? Who knows, who cares, for this is most certainly a tasty brew that is nicely balanced. Lovely and Tasty.

Mouthfeel: Feels great on the mouth. Light yet with some decent feel. Smooth feel, chewy almost. Silky wisps in the swallow. Decent feel throughout.

Drinkability: One of the better Hefe-weizens for my money, I love the darker appeal of this one though, different but very appealing for me.

Overall: Jolly nice effort this one! I’ll invest in this again for sure.

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Photo of mynie
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice pour. Dark for a weizen, cloudy reddish brown with a large, foamy head and good lacing.

Smells like simple wheatmalt: cloves and cloves and more cloves. Nice enough, but without complexity.

Tastes like whitepepper and wheat malt through and through. Dull fruit esters jump around just a bit, but its mostly nothing but pepper and cloves.

This is pretty good weizen, but nothing special.

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

"The Original" 1pt 9 fl oz.

Foamy off white head that fades to a solid sheet after a few moments. Some thin lacing with average strength. Hazy brown in color with an orange hue.

A big pepper and clove infused nose; some light fruity esters as well: apple, lemon.

Pepper and clove powered flavor with a hint of lemon. This is followed by a burst of carbonation which leads to an aftertaste of nuts and dates.

Light bodied; the carbonation's a bit over the top. Crisp and clean on the palate however.

A very drinkable hefe; the carbonation had me belching for a while, but besides this it's quite a pleasant beer.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.72/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tangerine-amber with a fine cloud of suspended yeast. So fine in fact, that the beer appears clear unless backlit. I'm left wondering if a lack of visible yeast will translate into a lack of yeastiness on the palate. In addition, Weisse is darker than most hefes and looks like a pale ale or an amber ale. The dirty white head is small and is so soft that no lace is seen.

Classic hefe weizen nose with no shortage of wattage despite what appears to be a shortage of hefe. Banana esters are uppermost with clove lurking underneath in a strictly supportive role. I must be part monkey because I love those banana esters in a big way.

This is a flavorful hefe with clove spice playing a more assertive role on the palate than it did in the nose. Although banana has been blunted to some extent, its contribution is still appreciated. Because flavor and mouthfeel are so tightly linked, at least for me, Weisse's thin, buzzy, uncreamy mouthfeel can't help but pull the flavor down a half notch with it.

'The Original' may be the original (it seems to me that another German brewery claims the same honor), but it isn't the best. Still though, this is a good version and is a pleasantly drinkable one.

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

I had this out of a 500 ml bottle and served in a Hacker-Pschorr Weisse glass. I picked up a single of this at Trader Joe's for $2.99.

Pours a hazy, burnt orange color with a fluffy head on top.

Whiffs of cloves, ripe bananas and bready yeast.

Tastes of bananas and foreign cloves, all with a yeasty profile. Zesty carbonated mouthfeel. This beer is very quaffable, great drinkability level.

This is a solid German Hefe-Weizen and worth checking out. I have had this on tap and it was incredible. Much better on draught.

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

Appearence is a cloudy dark amber with a huge off white head that left behind a decent lacing.The aroma was grainy with banana and clove.Of course that carries over into the flavor with a slightly bitter finish.The carbonation is champagne like .This is a very decent Hefe weisse , clean ,drinkable and I will definitely try this one again.This is not my favorite in this style but it's definitely worth drinking.

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Photo of allengarvin
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, in a pint glass.

Appearance: Rich mahogany color, slightly hazy, with a good head. On the dark end of the spectrum for the style.

Aroma: Spicy, lemon-citrus aroma.

Flavor: A little wheat malt flavor at first, followed big, and I mean really big, banana-fruit flavors. Phenol notes are medium light, giving a spicy character that comes out more at the end.

Mouthfeel: Lots of carbonation, very effervescent mouthfeel.

An above-average German hefe, quite quaffable.

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Photo of paterlodie
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Lived four years near Munich I used to drink a lot of weizen. This one was one of my favorites. Not to drink a lot but to enjoy cause its to complex to booze and your belly will blow up due to the amount of bubbels this one produces.
Appearance was after pooring it out carefully in my weizenglas great. The huge head and the dark and cloudy colour make it a feast to look at your next to drink. Nice (banana)weizensmell although not to much banana but also malt and other yeasty aromes. Good taste, full for a weizen wich can be very dull. A nice and not to bitter aftertaste with a litle burnt malt. Good beer, always worth a try!

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Photo of paulaner
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have been trying hefe weizens for quite some time now and ever since reading about this one I have been looking for it. The dark color of it is appealing since it is not a dunkel but a original and for being a original it exceeds other dunkels in every aspect. The smell is a aromatic delite, with the taste bursting with flavors. So I would have to rank the drinkability as drink as many as you can but anyone who has drank alot of weizens would agree that isn't many because it is a very filling beer. Oh ya when you pour it make sure you get all the yeast from the bottom into your glass.

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Photo of gentlebubbles
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

freshness code?
03.353 I-3
0854 2622

Hazy peach color topped by thick, creamy, vanilla froth. Strong banana scent like fresh-baked banana bread. As the head dies, the banana subsides to a general sourness. Quite tart, with yeasty, fruity flavor and tones of peach. Thick mouthfeel with mild carbonation. Not bad.

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

Poured a dark copper colour, much darker than a usual hefe weizen. Head was not very explosive, little retention, almost no lacing. Kind of disappointing in appearance.

Nose was lots of banana, sort of like banana cake. Some cloves and spices.

Taste of bananas, cloves, some sweetness. Quite a syrupy feel to this beer. Not the most flavourful, but still hits the spot.

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Photo of yeagerbm
3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As far as appearance goes this doesn't live up to the expected look of the style. This hefe pours quite a bit darker than most with an amber color. It's also clear in comparison with most other hefes which I've come to expect to be cloudy, yellow and yeasty.

The aroma is good and representative of the style with estery fruitiness. The taste is tart and dry with a spicy clovelike flavor and a dry puckering finish. There is only a faint banana sweetness to the flavor of this beer. Overall a dry refreshing beer with aggressive carbonation that is refreshing. Easily drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of Citadel82
3.1/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not the best of their products. Pleasant malty-yeasty aroma, weak and short-lived head with little or no lace. Some clove, some malt some bitterness, fairly balanced yet somehow bland. Could be a great summer after the lawn beer,,,not great in my book, alas not too bad, just there.

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Photo of flaminghomer
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

i really like a good hefe-weizen and this one qualifies. the head head on this one starts out pretty good but then fades away with little lacing. the color is a mild copper kind of like a run of the mill pale ale. taste is clean, crisp, citrus, a good summer beer. i'd drink alot of these if i was in the mood and could aford it. however, the 3.29 i paid for this pint is probably all they'll ever get from me.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a chocolate brown color with a big fluffy head and modest lace, the head doesnt last as long as youd expect for a Hefeweizen. The aroma is of bananas and cloves theres also some other spices and even hints of cotton candy. The taste is big on the cloves, with banana bread and bubble gum also making a showing. Theres a slight medicinal taste in the finish. The mouthfeel is slick but not oily (if that makes sense). A great beer, probably my third favorite Hefe Wiezen (after Paulaner and Hacker Pschorr).

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

Pours quite a bit darker than the average Hefe. Almost an orange hue to the beer. Smell is redolant of a bit more clove than average with less bubblegum than some of the lighter hefe's . Taste is wonderful. Drinks smooth as silk. Maybe a touch heavier than some hefe's such as Konig Ludwig or Erdinger. Drinkability is wonderful, I could suck these back all night

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Photo of beergeek279
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a 500 mL bottle into a hefe glass. The color is a dark copper, darker than most hefes, with a slight haze, and just a bit of foamy white head. The smell is a strong banana/clove. The taste is lightly clove-ish and banana-y, with a lot of the wheat showing through in the game. Mouthfeel is average. As for drinkability, this isn't bad at all.

When we went on a pub crawl with Tom Pastorius, he mentioned that this was one of his favorite beers from Germany. As a result, we wanted to find this beer, as we definitely trust Tom's opinion. We did manage to find it at Whole Foods in Ann Arbor (there's no B. United distibutor in Western PA, I'm afraid), and we're glad we did. Although it's not up there with the hefe greats (including Tom's own), it's still enjoyable, and one I'd have again.

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

The new cobalt blue bottle threw me off. At first I thought it was some sort of gimmick beer, but this is great despite the ubber-trendy bottle.

Dark semi-opaque body and white head.
Aroma suggests honey and a high ratio of barley malt.
Lovely bold wheaty flavor with a strong honey flavors. Malt and vanilla in the background. Not much banana at all, but perseptable.
Full body wtih fine carbonation.
Give me this Hefe over all others.

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

The beer pours a hazy orange color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades. The aroma is great. It has a nice creamy clove and banana scent that is quite intense. It has a wonderful fruity yeast finish. The taste is great as well. It has an awesome wheat flavor and an equally good fruity yeast finish. It goes down smooth and quick with excellent mouthfeel. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a perfect drinking hefe. It has everything: aroma, flavor, and mouthfeel. I think I'll have another.

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

Wow! Just slightly lighter in color than Aventinus. This is dark for a hefeweizen...poured a slightly clouded copper-orange color with those lovely big natural bubbles streaking up the glass sides....these are being capped by a big frothy meringue head that stacks out of the glass and stays for the ride. Wonderful aromas of apple-banana with caramelized malts and a nice dab of clove-like spice. Starts tart and peppery from the effervescence and citrus tastes up front... then the body expands in mouth feel and on the tongue, to a big wheat-malt departure with the apple-banana-clove yeast signature and a nice understated musty toffee taste from the malts. The finish is fairly sudden with a nicely balanced sweet-tart aftertaste. This is a sturdy, old style wheat beer with bottle conditioned qualities that send its unique complexity over the top. I love this one.

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

Unfiltered honey appearance with a moderate head and ring lacing.

Standard weisse smell of banana and clove.

Thick and creamy mouthfeel with a sharp lemon zing (no lemon served on glass) at the end of the sip.

This was a nice refreshing beer that really didn't stand out in any major way.

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Photo of Andreji
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Schneider weisse is a very good example of the german Hefe Weizens. It has a considerable white head sitting (lastingly) on a yellow body, opaque and cloudy, that reflects light in a gold-like fashion. The smell of wheat that is mild but inviting is present once in front of you, no matter from what angle; and the taste, soft but voluminous, combined with the dense body that make you feel you're eating rather than drinking (that's a good thing in this case) are all of what I expect in my weizen, personified by schneider. Positive brew- not the best Weizen tho.

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Photo of AllThingsNinja
3.27/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

While this may be the original hefeweissen, it isn?t typical of the style or the best. The color and appearance are a bit dark for a hefe and a bit light for a dunkel. The aromas are grainy, but lack complexity. The flavor is but a par. It lack's the interesting fruity flavors that draw me to the best examples of the style.

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