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

Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser OriginalSchneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original
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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 phantomwyse
3.03/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Darker than expected, mid-toned brownish amber. Thick head, slow moving carbonation trickles up from the bottom of the glass.

S: Most resembling a twist on a Belgian style wit. But, with toasted caramel malts and banana and orange citrus.

T: Bitter and toasted malt. Hops slap with a bitter and phenolic backhand with esters aftershock. Not as smooth as expected or led to believe by my nose.

M: Slightly soapy, medium carbonation.

D: Eh....

I think I've fallen victim to yet another somewhat aged bottle. But, I don't think my palate was tainted too much by that. I'll find another bottle from a different store, compare notes, and amend review if necessary.

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Photo of TastyAdventure
3.03/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Hands down the worst hefeweizen, no, the worst wheat beer, I've ever had. Kinda pissed it cost me $4.50 for a pint bottle.

Color is gross. Considering it's a hefeweizen. It's brown. Big head like a hefeweizen should have though.

Smell is the best part. Banana, some taffy, a touch of clove I guess, but then alos some wet cardboard or something.

Taste - Kind of oxidized? Some over ripe banana. Taste falls flat., Not any strong flavors. slightly watered down.

Mouthfeel - a little too watery.

Overall, buy any hefeweizen but this one.

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Photo of ultralarry2006
3.05/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 500 ml. bottle. Left a big hefe-weizen head that had some decent retention, and a little bit of lacing. Body was a cloudy apple cider-like color, sort of a cloudy light brown. A different look than most h-w's, but looked decent.

Smell - plums, cherries, hint of cloves, hint of creamy wheat. Classic h-w aromas were subdued, came off like a weak bock.

Taste - similiar to the smell. Plums, cherries, some creamy wheat. Cloves were stronger in the taste than the smell, but still rather subdued by h-w standards. Finished a bit sour.

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, fairly fluid, slightly creamy.

Drinkability - good, not great. The fruity flavors were different for an h-w, and they were decent, but this lacked the classic h-w characteristics (clove, bananas, creamy wheat ). I'd have this once in awhile.

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Photo of rlanders205
3.05/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jeffo
3.06/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought at Bert's Bier Huis in Utrecht

From a bottle into my Weizen glass.

APPEARANCE: A darker colour for a weizen. Kind of an opaque rust-mahogany; a darker orange-brown colour. A medium-big fluffy white head disappears slowly and ends in a film. Decent lacing remains on the glass. A decent amount of carbonation evident; more than average. Colour is unique and looks nice.

SMELL: Wheat malt and some bready yeast as well. The scent of dough and some slight banana in the background, but not much.

TASTE: More wheat malt and yeast as well. Taste of bread is there and a slight bit of sour dough and citrus lemon creep through as well. No real banana or lemon esters evident; the malt is definitely more prevalent. Not bad but not that interesting. Bread becomes more prevalent as it warms.

PALATE: Medium-thin body is well carbonated, but not too much. Goes down very smooth and slightly creamy. No bite and finishes slightly sticky. Decent, but could be a little fuller.

OVERALL: A decent weizen, but missing that banana / lemon character that makes the German style unique. Malt is more prevalent and that bread taste comes through strongly. It's a drinkable brew and it has a beautiful colour, but not something I'd crave. There are better in the style.

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Photo of drpimento
3.09/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This bottle is labeled:" Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original". Poured into a mid-sized water glass impeding the ability to get a good head and see the yeast tailings. The head I did get disappeared right away after the first pouring and had no lace. Second pouring had better head, still no lace and settled out quick. Aroma is yeast, malt, a bit of spice, and citrus. Flavor's like aroma with some nice sweet almost tart and a bit of bitter. Body is good but carbonations seem a bit low. Finish is like flavor and has a citrus character that lasts a while. This bottle was cool only, maybe cellar temp. Believe it or not, the Schneider Origianal that I have at home is better than this! Much better.

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Photo of allergictomacros
3.09/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Uniform cloudy orange. Medium sized, creamy white head. Good retention and lace.

S - Sharp, tart, and lemon smell.

T - I see the bubblegum thing. There's some bitterness in the finish, but mostly a dry, citrusy taste.

M - Carbonation is biting. Medium bodied. A bit crisp.

D - OK I guess, but not on my gotta have it list by any means. Maybe I'll try again on a hot day in the summer.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.1/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice wheat beer with small head. I would have like a bigger head that would have stayed longer... Light brown colour. Very refreshing beer for the summer wothout being too distinct or exceptionnal. A little bit more spcie would also have been appreciated

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

Do you like Hefe-Weizen beers? If so, you will like this beer. There is nothing too outstanding about it, it is simply good example of a Hefe-Weizen. There's nothing great about it, which is part of its problem. Its a bland hefe. I'd take Weihenstephaner over it, but I'd be willing to buy Schneider Weisse again, despite its blandness

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Photo of BeerdedEric
3.1/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Interesting looking brew. Muddy light brown in the middle and slight yellow approaching gold on the edges. It looks like smog mixing with the sunlight. Looks extremely carbonated with bubbles shooting aggressively upward.

I smell floral hops, wheat and citrus. A slight metalic smell is present as well. Quite an interesting smell for sure.

Wheat, cinnamon spice, citrus -- I'm thinking orange peel, floral hops. Mainly wheat and the citrus are the main tastes; it's interesting but not that great.

Body isn't that thick... Kinda on the light side. Carbonation isn't crazy as I thought it was going to be but is there. Feels okay.

I don't think I want to have another one. It's not horrible but I'm just not into it. It's a little blah for me.

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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 imbibehour
3.12/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

A real dark muddy brown body, opaque with a fairly creamy head that manages about two fingers and settles to a simple puck. Some good rising carbonation, but hard to see through the body. Kind of looks like a sewer. Wait a minute there is actually a piece of GRAIN on my head. Never seen that before.

Faint burnt clove smell, and bile. Good toasty grain also like a mild or English bitter strangely. Interesting, quite different.

Palate hits with a wet body, quite fizzy and club soda like in texture too. Finishes wet and clean, but with classic banana like esters also. Not much lingering flavor on the finish here either. Really missing the classic wheat chew on this.

Overall a real odd mix with a toasty mild grain like taste, and wet banana hefeweizen. Not feeling it, not a horrible beer though, but I am not a fan of this one.

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Photo of Hopperstreet
3.12/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of BeerNemesis
3.12/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Schneider Weisse Original | 500 ml. | 5.4% ABV | 2011

Brewer: Private Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Style: Hefeweizen
Glass: pint

Hazy amber body with a snow-white cap.

Lightly roasted grain, hints of banana, clove

Clove spicing is dominant. The maintaste is a crisp, biscuit base. Banana plays second fiddle to the harsher wheat flavors in this hefe. The end is dry and grainy—no hint of sweetness.

More crisp than creamy, with abrasive bubbles.

I can't help wishing this hefe had done more with the banana flavor. It's notably lacking and, together with the harsh mouthfeel, brings down my overall flavor experience.

Would I get it again?:

Bottled: ?
Served: May 15, 2011

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Photo of Xaldos
3.13/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of unclekeith
3.13/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Far too yeasty to be appealing as a hefeweizen. Short-circuited on the head, because there was none. I think the son made this one without pa's approval. I paid 3.49 at hollingshead. I don't think i'll purchase this one again. Not traditional, too simple. Dark amber color, more like a weizenbock or dunkel weizen. The head in the picture looks nothing like the actual head.

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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 josanguapo
3.21/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

From Decervecitas. In Bavaria hefe glass. Playing GooCubelets The Void. Darker than usual and, although in nose the typical profile of a hefe is fairly notorious, in mouth i find it is more subdued, more plain, dully yeasty and drier that usual

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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 eire
3.22/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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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Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 80.6% out of 100 with 1,780 ratings
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