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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Photo of Frozensoul327
3.15/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Darker than normal orange rust apperance. Very cloudy. Large head of dense white foam with good longevity. Lots of lace, and a medium level of carbonation.

S: Typical banana notes with some yeasty hints here and there. Buttery maltiness noted on upon further inspection. Some spices thrown in for fair measure.

T: Banana and clove esters attack the taste buds, with dark pepper afterthoughs. A sour bread character is unleashed toward the finish, yet remains slightly hidden among the wheaty presenation that saturates the palate.

M: Kind of flat. Smooth. Nothing special, but appropriate for the style, and acceptable.

D: I could take it or leave it. Not the best, but not the worst either. Worth a try, but there are better German hefe's to be drank.

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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 Nerudamann
3.18/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - caramelized brown, almost like a cola. Two and half fingers of head that dissipates somewhat slowly. Very good carbonation.

Smell - Fizzy, sweet and malty smelling. Not quite as earthy smelling as their green label.

Taste - Again, not as earthy tasting as their green label. This one has a little more champagne like fizz to it, which I don't think is a detriment necessarily. Only slightly malty, but not hoppy either. It tastes like the malts are just a little weak.

Mouthfeel - Very light in texture, fizzy.

Drinkability - Not as complex and interesting as some of their others, but a very drinkable beer. Easy enough to come back to.

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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 DogFood11
3.22/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Being on a mission to find the best hefe for me, this is a no - brainer to put in the stable. Says on the back of the bottle its the oldest hefe brewere in Germany. Having enjoyed every offering I've sampled from this brewery this beer comes in backed by a outstanding reputation. Its definately on the darker side of things for the style leaning towards amber. Flatlands type head, meaning it has no hills, pancake style. Easily managed, leaves ring like lacing.

I just had the Paulaner and I found it to be highly fruit based this one leans towards the spiced aspect of a hefe. Champagne like carbonation is a bit sizzling and has a tendancy to have the "foamy" feel and is distracting to me from the rest of this beers goodness. Bananna portion is bready, I get a rather light spritzy feel to this one for better or worse.

Notes: As good as this beer is, and I can see why its so highly respected, it was far from unforgettable.

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Photo of Intrinsic
3.23/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm a little bit disappointed with the colour of this beer. It reminds me more of waste water with a foamy head than beer. Not what I would call appetizing. However, it does smell nicer than it looks, with a floral bouquet that well-prepares you for the taste. It's actually quite refreshing despite its looks and is quite dry. Overall, I'd only say this is average because its looks take it down quite a few notches IMHO.

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Photo of MeisterBurger
3.23/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

If there's any beer more fun to pour than a hefeweizen I don't know what it is, and this beer is no exception. It pours a surprisingly dark amber with good turbidity. It's only slightly lighter than the color of the bottle. A large puffy white head slowly shrinks away and evens out leaving some lacing and head retention, but not a lot.

Smells of stale banana bread with a very subtle malty sweetness. Just a hint-o-bubblegum, but there's a good punch of clove.

The first sip is crisp, tart lemon with almost a juicy caramel taste to it, which I wasn't expecting and which seems to lessen with every sip, but which I really like. It's has a clovey bubblegum taste and a mild underlying phenolic character that's almost bordering on pink erasers, and it's not terrible but it somehow seems to dominate the other flavors. Finishes semi-dry, but not as dry as I would expect for a hefe. There's a hint of clove and pepper that linger around in the aftertaste along with that same plasticy phenolic character. Mouthfeel is a little thin.

Overall I enjoyed this beer but since it's one of the rare few styles in Ontario which I actually have a decent selection of, I'd go for one or three others before I went for this, alas.

My 100th review. Go me.

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Photo of Roke87
3.24/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle poured into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass at cellar temperature. Can’t decipher the bottle dates.

Appearance- Pours a dark and cloudy amber colour with a huge four fingers of fluffy white head that very slowly dissipates to an average ring leaving very minimal although its still there lacing.

Smell- a kick in the teeth of yeast aroma with a very spicy, clove nose right off the bat. Below average bready malt smells with a very mild aroma of banana fruity smell thrown in there.

Taste- Holy spice batman! This one is a definite spice monster; the cloves are oh so dominant on the palate so much so that it’s hard for other flavours to shine through. Although you do get a nice fruity banana flavour next mixed in with the bready malty flavours, typical hefe flavours but a little overdone on the spice if you ask me.

Mouthfeel- Light to medium bodied with a below average carbonation for the style, kind of dry as well on finish although it does go down somewhat creamy and smooth.

Overall- On this Hefe night tasting this one falls dead last of the ones I’ve tried tonight. Way to overdone on the spice end and not even close to enough balance, the look for a Hefe also almost put me off, it looks a lot more like a dunkel but apparently it’s not? Also very below average to no carbonation on this one while other Hefe’s I’ve tried have had great carbonation. Overall I would not search this one out again let alone pick it up on a whim, below average on way to many aspects, fail.

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Photo of peabody
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours out a dark straw color with very little head.
Smell is of clove and banana but with just a hint of yeast/malt.
Not the best hefe out there but passable. You can taste the banana a little and get a hint of clove but it is very weak.
While the mouthfeel is clean it is still too watery for my tastes.
One of these is enough.

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Photo of stoutman
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy pale amber colour with a mid-sized diminishing frothy white head. Sour and sweet wheaty aroma with shy fruity notes of banana and pear, alcohol and shy hints of cloves. Light sweet wheat-malty taste, banana, medium to light bodied, well carbonated spritzy mouthfeel; slightly bitter and tart finish with light clovy notes. Compared to the original Schneider, this one is rather disappointing. Not bad, but not great either

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Photo of adamhdg
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I see all the nice reviews, but this just wasn't my experience. Poured into a weizen glass. Caramel brown with a nice head. A slight bready smell buy no significant overtones. Very mild taste of bread but overall not a great deal of flavor. Maybe just a bad day for me, but just an average beer overall.

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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 His_Royal_Hoppiness
3.26/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

I had high expectations for this - one of my favourite styles from the brewers of the glorious Aventinus.

A: Poured a beautiful dark amber colour - reminded me of a homebrew I used to drink working on a farm in Bavaria - much darker than the standard hefe. Medium head that quickly vanished.

S: Faint hint of banana and clove - nothing particularly enticing.

T: All clove and no banana - although there's a pleasant backbone of bready wheat and malt, this is a lot less flavourful and balanced than others I've tried.

M: Slightly less carbonated than your average hefe, but refreshing and smooth nonetheless.

I'd drink this again if it was the only hefe available - it's certainly not unpleasant, but it doesn't stand-up to the likes of Paulaner and Weihenstephaner.

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Photo of dananabanana
3.26/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Orange, rust, slightly opaque. Head is thick, tan, almost white. Darker beer than I expected.

S: Very wheaty, pretty standard.

T: A little watery, but definite wheat flavor. Tastes a little aged. Banana, sort of citrus develops later.

M: Over carbonated, but refreshing.

D: Goes down light and easy, but might be a bit boring at the end.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.26/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pour is a dark copper brow, hazy, with an off white tight head. Nose has a hint of roast, a fair bit of yeast, lightly dusty and lemon notes. Taste is similar, dark malt, lots of yeast, dust is faint, a good bit of lemon and candied sugar. Body is light, moderate carbonation and flavor thins a bit in the finish.

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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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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.28/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy light brown, more like a dunkel. Good large head.
Nose shows nice bready wheat, soft cloves and definite banana. Pretty much spot on for the style, but somewhat faint.
Similar flavours, just a subtle. Nothing to say about the finish, it just fades away to nothing.
Watery body, but nice high carbonation.

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Photo of Suds
3.28/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer has an appropriate murky-yeast appearance, with a huge, puffy head. I expected a yeasty, estery aroma, and was a little disappointed. The smell is kind of thin. The taste is distinctly wheat, but seemed kind of muted compared to other beers of this style. Not a bad beer, but not great either.

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Photo of illidurit
3.28/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle. Pours a light amber-orange with a big billowing beige head. Aroma is pretty potent with equal parts banana and bubblegum, with some nice clove as well. A bit of tropical fruit and an acidic character too. Flavor is tart and citric with lesser banana and vanilla notes. Not as creamy as a hefe ought to be. Doesn't really all come together quite right. Still decent.

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Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.29/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There's really not much to say. I don't love it. I'm not sure I even like it. The pour was mediocre. The head dissipated in seconds. I could hardly take a picture before the head was gone. Also, no lacing.

Smell is a bit on the acidic side: malty, sweet, weak red wine.

Taste is the most impressive quality, but there's nothing worth noting flavor-wise. The champagne-like mouthfeel is interesting.

Overall...never again. Am I glad I tried it? I don't know. Am I glad when I floss my teeth?

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Photo of sweemzander
3.3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500mL bottle poured into a hefe glass.

(A)- Pours a fairly dark amber color. Produced a nice large fluffy pure white head with good retention behind it. Plenty of lacing left behind as well.

(S)- A dry biscuit-like baked wheat aromas. Bits of banana and bubblegum too. Subtle clove. Just tons of nice bread and wheat aromas in this. Maybe even a touch of honey sweetness.

(T)- Similar to the smell. Overall, a dry wheat and biscuit-like flavor. Rather sweet with a honey-like malt aspect. Bits of banana and spice.

(M)- A crisp yet mellow carbonation level. Very sweet for the style with a heftier malt bill that sacrifices some fruit and earthy flavors for an overall maltier/sweeter feel.

(D)- A decent Hefe. Much duller yet sweeter with more amber-like malts than typical for the style.

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Photo of mcdevster
3.3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

schneider weisse is a pretty good hefeweizen but different than I expected.. the main difference being the flavor which is slightly more grainy and cinnamon heavy than other hefeweizens that i have sampled.. i did like it, however, just not nearly as much as paulaner or weinstafaner.. I guess more than anything else the aftertaste is a bit dull.. i was expecting more banana sweetness.. but expectations are not always good to have.. and it is a good beer.. a bit watery for my tastes and not as balanced as i would like it.

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Photo of ShrLSU
3.33/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Reddish brown with a thick white head. Some yeast particles present.

Smell - Typical hefeweizen scents of bananas, clove, and some breadiness. This one has a bit of maltiness as well but it's very faint to me.

Taste & Mouthfeel - This is kinda bland. I taste some banana and clove then some caramel malts. It's pretty basic. Not as creamy as a hefeweizen normally is. I taste a touch of sourness too.

Drinkability - Not a fan of this one. I prefer the lighter creamier hef's. This was something different than I'm used to. I would defintely stick to Schneider Weisses's other beers.

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Photo of Moontang
3.34/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served in a Heineken wheat beer glass
Light, cloudy amber colour, weak head that dissipates very quickly.

Aroma: Rich, strong grain aroma, with just a hint of hops. Does a good job at enticement

Mouthfeel: Slightly thick, a very small amount of carbonation.

Taste: Quite bitter at first, goes a bit sour and grainy afterwards. After taste leaves vapours of more sour flavour.

Drinkability: The taste is not quite to my liking, and it's a bit fizzy and thick for my liking. At least I get a decent buzz off of it.

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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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Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
3.98 out of 5 based on 1,732 ratings.
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