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

very good
1,746 Ratings
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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Photo of BeerLover99
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: cloudy light brunette (darker than usual cloudy deep yellow
hefeweizen), 2 finger white fluffy head, solid lacing

S: clove, wheat, mild banana

T: clove, wheat, grain, semi-dry finish

M: med/light body, tongue prick up front
semi-dry/crisp mouth

O: Love German beers and this style, but
was slightly disappointed at this offering.
Would have again, but not seek out.
Fine gateway Hefe or German brew for newbie
and good summer alternative for BMC fans.


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Photo of Leipziger
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of od_sf
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of 500MLperWeek
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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

I'm not going to get into all the details of beer advising. I'm only going to say that this beer makes me thing of the modern traditional German song, ""Im Himmel gibt's kein Bier" (i.e., "In Heaven, There is No Beer".) There is no better Weissbeer, period. I'd drink more of it, but it's hard to justify paying 3.5 USD for a 1/2 L when unemployed, even when it's this good.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of grannaniwa
3.2/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Extreme head on first pour, but the head dissipates quickly to nothing! Color is golden, with an amber tint. No haze… should have inverted the bottle. Nice nose of bananas, bubble gum, and some yeasty funk. Smells very tart. Doesn't pull me in quite like the Weihenstephaner.

Taste comes off a bit stale. High carbonation stays very prickly the mouth. Finishes dry and a little yeasty. No sweetness at all, and ester flavors don't show up that much in the flavor. Got all the yeast in the last pour (500ml into 12oz glass) and the bubble gum shows up more.

Overall: B+, leaves me 'eh'

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Photo of calmond72
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of MichaelBigbone
4.73/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A German guy turned me on to this and now it's one of my favorites....hard to find it on tap in the US...bottles are at bevmo.

It's an unfiltered wheat so the appearance will be cloudy and a rich brown w slight orangey color. A very rich full head that will snow cone if you poor it right. Always a little water in the glass to activate the yeast.

The distinct nutmeg really comes out which I've only seen attempted duplication by ale works which can't be compared.

Overall a very fine weisse beer. Best weisse I've had. Can't drink the American ones like widmer anymore...

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Weizenglass, the color of the beer is a very cloudy orange, brown gold. The white creamy builds a beautiful three fingers high. Good retention for a Weizenbeer and good lacing.
The smell is fruity and hints bubble gum, but is not strong.
Tasting the beer the bubble gum will be up front, but is quickly checked by clove and fruit flavors. In the middle a slight sour zest taste is dominant. At the end the yeast binds all the flavors to a nice finish.
A very drinkable everyday Hefeweizen. Great job!

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Photo of jar2574
3.61/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Great big white head over very cloudy yellow/brown beer. Excellent head retention. A great looking beer. Nice banana clove smell. Could be stronger but no complaints.

Taste: Easy to drink hefeweizen with a touch of sourness that lingers, and some slight acidity. Interesting mouthfeel with the sourness and clove flavors and more creaminess than most hefeweizens. A solid beer, a good hefeweizen, but not outstanding.

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Photo of jeanphony
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of jeremy13586
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle poured in to weizen glass.

Dark cloudy amber, almost brown, with some floaties. Off white and fluffy two-finger head. Bubbles running up the side of the glass. Left a little bit of sticky lacing.

Estery banana and clove with some sweet malts. Some spice and bubblegum as well. not the most complex smelling hefe, but very promising.

Malted wheat, with banana and cloves. Pretty sweet. A very minor note of cinnamon with a yeasty and metallic finish.

Full bodied and creamy. Nice carbonation with a very smooth finish.

It got very yeasty at the bottom of the glass (I kicked up pretty much all the yeast in the bottle). Very enjoyable except for the metallic taste. Could have been from the yeast, but I don't know. The bottle was pretty cold, so some of the qualities were probably stifled. Will have to try again at a warmer temp.

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

APPEARANCE: Amber, with fast strings of delicate bubbles. Cloudy. Nice smooth head. Plenty of sludge left in the bottom of the bottle.

SMELL: Bay leaves, banana.

TASTE: Fruity sherbet flavour on the back of the tongue. Piquant is the word that springs to mind. Tingly, tangy and sharp. Further down the glass the fruit becomes more hidden. Loses a bit of flavour.

OVERALL: A great hefe-weizen from a great brewer. Actually, I'm not finding it half as complex as some other reviewers have described. For me, it's quality lies in its zestfulness (I had to consult my thesaurus for this review). Really refreshing because I've been drinking a lot of sleepy weissbiers lately. I think I still prefer Weihenstephaner; a beer that makes me want to put on lederhosen and start slappling my thighs. Nevertheless, I've really taken to the Schneider Weisse range.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Dave1999
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy, cloudy dark orange.

The smell was sweet, bananas and bubble gum.

The taste was a little fruity, with bananas and apples with some malts and even a little hops.

Felt quite creamy in the mouth with a medium amount of carbonation.

Overall one of the best hefeweizens I've had. Had a bit more flavour than some examples but was still very refreshing.

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Photo of schopenhauerale
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a generic weizen glass.

A: Beautiful amber color, with hues between bronze and copper. Pours with an ample white head. Only produced slight lacing while drinking.

S: Couldn't smell much, but that may have just been my nose. Yeast and esters mostly with hints of banana.

T: Reminiscent of a dunkelweisse. Bold wheat flavours with clove and spice and a yeasty finish. Almost a bit boozy, phenolic finish. Well-balanced for bitterness.

M: A bit astringent on the tongue with some tang, but goes down very smooth.

Overall: To me, the classic German hefeweizen for all-around drinkability. It might not wow you, but it won't disappoint. Underrated and worth drinking.

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Photo of DerekP
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint, .9 fl oz bottle (500 ml). Amber-brown appearance. Off-white head. Good retention. Rim holds steady.

Estery aroma with yeast & over ripe banana. Smooth & fruity. Floral & spicy. Bubble gum. Excellent smell; hard to describe better than that.

Lovely taste. Bright flavors. Bananas, peppery hops, wheat bread. Cloves. Hints of ginger. Bitterness level is just right; absolutely masterful. A bit of booze shows.

Notes: glad I grabbed this one. Schneider Weisse is greatly revered in decades-old beer books I own so it was only a matter time before I tried what they've been offering since before I was born. In this case, definitely a brew worth imbibing.

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Photo of cdrogers
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle to weizen glass.

Poured a hazy, unfiltered dark copper color with a large off-white head. Nice smell of lightly sweet malts. Tasted a slight citrus with the mild sweet malts and was not extremely bitter. The bitterness only stayed shortly on the way down. Had a nice carbonation and the flavor profile was balanced from first sip to the end. Was a great hef. and highly recommend trying.

Purchased for $4.69 /bottle here in southern Illinois.

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Photo of oldp0rt
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
3.98 out of 5 based on 1,746 ratings.
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