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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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Photo of far333
3.37/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark honey colored, with a low white head. Smell is yeasty and citrusy, and the flavor fairly matches, but has the addition of some sweet malt highlights. Flavor feels heavy on the palate. Mouthfeel is watery. Lingering aftertaste seems to sweeten in the mouth as it builds, and gives off a light cinammon flavor.

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Photo of Melchizedek
3.37/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a bit dark for a hefe, a sort of peachy amber, hazy, with a dense, immaculately formed head and steady carbonation.

Whiffs of banana and clove, but strongly yeasty - almost a bit of a rubbery texture to the aroma, with some toasty wheat. Light and pleasant on the tongue; citric notes come through, along with generous banana. Spice is muted but present, with a background of yeast flavor. A slight bit of hop, and some of that weird rubbery stuff in there - and a bit of an earthy, mineral bite in the finish.

Tastes better than it smells; I don't think it'll be a favorite to me, but perhaps this is a slightly off bottle. I don't know if I've ever had a hefe that's nicer in the mouth than this one, though, and I could happily enjoy a few of these, especially on a warm day.

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Photo of srandycarter
3.38/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Fairly clear dark honey, not much head, small ring and not much lace.

S - Mostly grass, with small malt and hops backdrop.

T - Coriander, grassy, nice subtle grassiness.

M - Light bodied, good carb, fair balance.

D - Not my favorite beer, but nice to try.

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Photo of Moxley
3.38/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a cloudy golden peach with a bubbly off-white head. Foamy lacing.

S - Sweet apricot with a strong wheat presence

T - Pretty much tasted just as it smelled. Not too complex.

M&D - Nice full bodied, creamy, well-balanced wheat beer. Easy to drink several but be careful with the high ABV at 8.2%. Serve well chilled. You can definitely feel the heat of the alcohol as the beer warms.

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Photo of jayfarley3
3.38/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

A- pours a fairly dark copper color with a very nice fluffy off white head.

S- has a fruity, banana, spicy smell to it.

T- tastes pretty much like it smells, strong banana and spicy flavor.

M- medium bodied beer that is very creamy and smooth.

D- not a bad beer at all, worth a try if you like the style.

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Photo of koolk
3.38/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A deep dark cloudy amber colour that is one of the darkest Hefe's I've seen.

Nose is quite odd. The usual cloves are there but they are over dominate and lead to an unbalanced aroma. I found the cloves so strong they started entering a new realm of cloviness (almost red fruity/medicinal/iodine). Other aromas present, just not in large amounts

The palate is typical of the sort. Bananas, cloves, a yeasty bread flavour all built on a good smooth taste with only a touch of bitterness.

I did enjoy this, just not as much as other hefe's and for the price it is a hard ask.

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Photo of postulanTrappist
3.38/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled from a 500ml bottle.

A - Murky, orangey amber with pale straw highlights. High amounts of fine carbonation. Easily poured a 3-finger, off-white, craggy head with very good retention.

S - Soft esters (banana) and cloves. Also some slightly grainy and musty qualities.

T - Initial taste is banana-like, but it seems a tad harsh due to the carbonation. Mineral flavors, subtle cloves, and bubblegum. Becomes dry (almost astringent) toward the end. The finish is very complex: peppery, malty, a reprise of banana flavors, and finally lingering mineral and yeast flavors.

M - Medium-bodied though a touch watery (OK for the style). The carbonation really makes itself known in this one.

D - On the plus side: it's refreshing and has decent complexity for the style. On the negative side: the high carbonation in this brew walks all over its nuances (and I usually enjoy high carbonation) and it just lacks enough contrast in flavors to keep me interested. I'd switch to something else.

A solid hefe-weizen, but not an over-achiever. If only if there was something else to contrast the current mix of flavors it could be great. Perhaps a similar idea lead to the creation of Aventinus.

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Photo of sevenarts
3.38/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Rich cidery amber/golden orange, with a small tan head at first. The heads fade quickly to pretty much nothing, making this look more than ever like cider.

S: Wheat, some understated fruit notes, a bit of spice.

T/M: Ripe and fruity up front, followed by some peppery spices and a crisp wheat finish. Moderate body, not very carbonated.

O: A pretty good wheat beer, but I suspect this bottle may not be as fresh as it should be. Still fairly tasty, if rather simple.

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Photo of RandomExile
3.4/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: cloudy/hazy amber-brown; passes light but not truly translucent; initial full off-white head, fades to scan surface film;
S: bubblegum yeast, meaty-savory, spice
T: per the nose, umami savory, yeast and spice, aftertaste of apple peel
M: light-medium-bodied, slight acidic bite, leaning toward dry
O: Unexpectedly diappointing. I might try again with another bottle, but this has a current of unpleasant meatiness and umami.

Update: I'm leaving my original comments unchanged. I've had a second bottle today, and I would amend the unpleasant umami to a mild note in this one. My understanding is that when unintentional, it comes as a by-product of yeast in an over-aged beer.

Changes: Smell from 2.75 to 3.25, taste from 3.00 to 3.5, and overall from 3.25 to to 3.5.

500mL / Weizen Glass

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Photo of Bighuge
3.41/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky looking dirty brown. LIttle skim of an ivory white head. Aroma is weak for a hefe-weizen. Some very slight banana and vanilla notes. Flavor is decent, but not top-notch. A little bready. A little yeasty. Some pepper, spice, banana and vanilla, but I'd like to see much more. Quite drinkable and quaffable, but I like my hefes with more pronounced flavors.

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Photo of PopeJonPaul
3.41/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice cloudy deep amber color, medium-thick head and a light malty aroma. Slight bananaclove taste is smooth on the palate but would be more refreshing if it wasn't for the excessive bottle carbonation (I think this is the most carbonated beer I've ever had.) Detracts a bit from the drinkabikity as well, as it can turn you into a belch machine pretty fast. Overall though a good mellow beer and good thirst-quencher in warm weather.

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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 paulfear
3.43/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

i was surprised a bit by the deep brownish color when i poured it since almost every other hefe-weizen i've had has been golden in color. it produced a very nice thick head that lasted a good while. it left a nice bit of lacing on the glass as well.

for me the aroma was really wheaty and yeasty. the flavor was pretty much right on par with that. it had a pretty mild bite to it and a slight aftertaste. it seemed a bit heavier than i was expecting, not bad though; not to mention it had plenty of carbonation.

overall it was pretty good, but its not among my favorite in this style.

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Photo of bareju
3.43/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Big, off white two finger head that dissipates quickly. Cloudy amber brown, very dark for a hefeweizen.

S: Smell is light on this one, bananas, caramel.

T: Yeast dominates the flavor profile, accompanied by peppery spices, some bananas, and a bit of light caramel malt and citrus on the finish. Warm spices and a bit of a sour taste dominate the aftertaste, quite dry as well.

M: Thin but lots of carbonation - not my favorite.

O: This is an easy drinking beer. Overall, I'm left a bit disappointed - this brew is somewhere between Tap 6 and Weihenstephaner Hefe. It is light enough to make a great session beer, and I think I was a bit off expecting big strong flavors like those of Aventinus.

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Photo of Shadman
3.43/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

darker and clearer than the other weiss beer I've sampled. Looks more like and ale in that regard.

complex taste. I started to taste the cloves before I even got a ml in to my mouth. Cloves, slight banana, then almost a cleansing and then back to the spicy cloves. A bit watery though in the middle.

A much thinner feel to it than other wiess beer I've tried. A definite thirst quencher though

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Photo of akorsak
3.45/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a 500 mL bottle of Schneider Weisse served cool in a Widmer Bros. weizen glass.

Appearance: The ale is a a light hazy brown color, much darker that I would expect for a regular weizen (not a dunkels). The beer poured with a vigorous head but that quickl disappeared. There is no sign of head or lace in the glass.

Smell: There is a light estery aroma that gives off a bit of clove. The wheat body is also evident but it too is muted.

Taste: The beer's body is a strong wheat base but it comes across flat and without much substance. The flavor soon dissapates, leaving a refreshing wheaty flavor in the mouth. Unfortunately the esters that I wanted to taste never emerged.

Mouthfeel: The ale is soft and refreshing on the palate, it just seems to lack that oomph needed to be a good weizen.

Drinkability: The flavors are pleasing (if not off style) and I could drink a few.

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Photo of ablaze
3.45/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark hefeweizen coming in at a hazy brown with a hint of ruby. Sinking head that sits on top nicely. I wish it looked as good as the picture, and there's resemblance, but it comes up short. Maybe it's my weizen glass. Lacing is alright, but could be better.

Subdued wafts of apple and coriander.

Spicy and quite tangy. Citrus, apple and banana phenols with soft wheat. Unfortunately, there's a faint musty metallic twist that seems to inhibit the experience somewhat. Try to ignore it and this is still a pretty juicy hefe.

Soft and watery body. Not much to write home about, but you can feel the alcohol.

Smooth, fun and casual. Nice basic hefeweizen that's decent for a session.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.47/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Draught into schneider weisse pint glass in Berlin, Germany.

A: A hazy non-transparent light gold with a moderately creamy head of decent retention.

Sm: Light barley and... liquorice? What? It's there. Some hops too.

T: Creamy open to well built body of cream, barley, liquorice, and a hint of ginger on the finish.

Mf: Very fizzy and gentle on the palate. Carries the taste. Drys up on the finish, making me want the next sip.

Dr: Too carbonated and heavy (relative to its ABV) for extended drinking, but I'd certainly get it again.

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Photo of argock
3.47/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in a white wine glass at Horse & Hound (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Dull dishwater brown with short cap of off-white head with a single thin line of lace.

S: Strong clove aroma with bubblegum and banana serving as role players.

T: THe flavor is also more clove than most hefeweizens. The bubblegum sweetness contrasts well with this flavor, and there is an ample amount of banana prior to the finish, which ends much more tart than average.

M: A medium mouthfeel without the lush thickness of Paulaner's version. Evenly carbonated.

O: A decent version of the style, but both Paulaner and Weihenstephaner has this one beat. Kind of ho-hum.

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Photo of shbobdb
3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Me oh my! It pours looking more like a Dunkelweizen than a hefe-weizen. Ahhh well, the head is still beautiful and out-of-control, so who am I to split hairs?

Then there is the smell. Holy esters! I know a good hefe gets a lot of its flavour and smell from the yeast, but this beer has taken it to Belgian-style levels. These guys ain't messin' around.

The taste follows the smell. Man, I like there to be some wheaty-spiciness in my weizen, as opposed to a raw onslaught of yeast spice. Wow.

A good brew. I can definately taste the baby-Aventius in here. I guess most of these flavours are better suited towards a weizenbock, rather than a weizen.

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Photo of souvenirs
3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Murky brown with a couple fingers of head that dissipated slowly, leaving maybe half a centimetre of billowy head when done. Visible carbonation. Darker in colour than I would have expected.

S: Cloves, banana, caramel sweetness.

T: Sour and yeasty. Maybe some lemon. I don't taste what I expected (no banana, no cloves), but it's certainly drinkable.

F: Creamy head, crisp finish.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Half liter bottle pours a dark caramel color with a sturdy, creamy topping of light tan foam. Retention is pretty nice and lacing is a bit slippery on the sides of the glass. Why is this one so dark?

The darkness comes through in the form of toffee on the nose along with some traditional banana and cloves, in equal quantities. Almost smells (and looks) like something caught in between a hefeweiss and a dunkelweiss.

Banana and roasted malt flavors bordering on chocolate are most prevalent with some lemony wheat tang. Carbonation is lower than many hefes, but certainly not low. Mouthfeel is not quite as full and creamy as I would like either. Both are minor complaints as it is a pretty tasty hefe, just a little on the expensive side and there are better, more economical options for the style.

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

pours with a foamy off-white head that formed large but disappeared to a fine lace rather quickly.
dark burnt orange in color.
strong "yeast" aroma in the glass but didnt venture too far out. i like my hefe aromas to fill the room. am i asking too much?
nice refreshing flavor, but a hint of sourness in the finish that coats the mouth.
may have been light affected but no real way of telling. it was within date by about a month.

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

Pours a dark rusty tea with ample carbonation, pretty dark for a hefe, but it looks appealing nonetheless. Smells of caramel/molasses and some baked bread yeastiness with some sweetness. Has an appley taste with some cinnamon and tea like characters in the background. I was expecting bananas but I can live with apples. This beer is a little thin and really feels like I'm drinking apple juice. No freshness date on the bottle, but I'd be willing to give it another shot.

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

A: A cloudy dark orange color with a bubbly white head that quickly dissapates.

S: Not too strong, but with a hay/grass and slight fruit scent.

T: Fairly sweet and syrupy as well as wheaty. Not very bitter. There's a citrus aftertaste.

M: Nice level of carbonation and goes down smooth.

D: It's a good hefe-weizen but because of it's sweetness I would probably only have one in a sitting.

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