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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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Reviews: 818 | Ratings: 1,707
Photo of whynot44
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Medium bodied, starts out a clear amber color then turns cloudy as the yeast sediment shows up.

Aroma is complex, fruity - citrus & bananas, spicy - cloves, malty, yeasty.

The taste is even more so with orange, banana, cloves, caramel or brown sugar, slightly nutty. Very smooth and easy to drink. Finishes with just a touch of hops and more cloves, slightly sticky feel but very pleasant.

This goes beyond being just a summer refresher. Should go well with most food, but almost to good to waste with food. Just drink and enjoy.

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

The color here is not what the average beer drinker expects a hefe to have, but this is the Bavarian style. A muddy dark orangish, nearly brown near the crown, lighter at the foot. The head on it is full,lush,voluminous, white. Aroma is light, sweet, soft, delicious, delightful, focusing on flavors of citrus (lemon), honey, flowers, and mild spices. Texture and mouthfeel is extraordinarily smooth, with a graininess up front that fades fast.
Clean, brisk, uncomplicated, easily drunk, and yet brimming with taste. Substantial body, perfect malt, and a swift, but recurring, bright and lively finish. Citrusy hops return again and again to delight the tastebuds.
A very flavorful weizen, and a perfect brew for mealtime, hot Julytime, feellikehavinganotherbeertime.

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Photo of BrandonOakes
4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Weizen glass

Appearance: A nice golden brown. A little more deep than most. Thick head that dissipates after a few minutes but lingers on the glass.

Smell: Aside from the normal banana/wheat, a hint of spice and fruit.

Taste: Pretty spot on. Definitely one of my favorites of its kind.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and the taste lingers. (I don't know if that should be in this section)

Overall: A very good beer. Definitely a recommendation in my book!

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Photo of PatrickJR
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16.9 oz bottle into weizen glass.

A - The first thing I notice is that this hefe is a shade or 3 darker than most, very close to a dunkelweizen in color. Nearly 3 finger head with decent retention, receding to white cap. Some lacing. Didn't see much yeast in the bottle but after rousing and pouring there's nice cloudy sediment coming down.

S - Banana esters are less prevalent than some hefes, but still there. Clove phenols are present, backed by a bready, yeasty smell. Some sour wheat malt rounds up the aroma.

T - Banana begins, but more subdued than other hefes. Clove phenols are quick to take over giving this a much different flavor profile than I'd expected. Mild sourness from wheat malt accentuates phenols. Phenolic taste moves out of the realm of simply clove and takes on a very plastic taste. A sour/yeasty/malty balance in the finish, with a slightly peppery aftertaste to keep things interesting.

M - Carbonation is maybe slightly below what I would expect, and the body is a little heavier. Rather nice all the same.

D - Very drinkable; unoffensive, flavorful, and not heavy. I would love to spend a night drinking a few of these, but the price is a little steep.

This isn't really what I expected; I've tried a lot of hefe's and although I've only tried a few dunkel's, this feels like something in the middle. It's different, but still really great.

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Photo of mdagnew
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought from the Vineyard, Belfast

Poured a hazy / dark amber colour... Head was cream colour - pours quite frothy with quite big beading. Nice thin layer stays until the end...

Aroma - Strong clove notes, banana and hints of vanilla, floral, peppery...

Taste – Floral, definite cloves, honey, light maltiness, some sweetness, strawberry hints...

Feel - Smooth and mellow with med carbonation. Extremely drinkable...

Overall - an excellent beer - one of the best Hefe Weizens there is....

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Photo of zeff80
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Poured out a cloudy, amber color with gold highlights. It had a very thick, foamy, khaki colored head that left some sudsy trails of residue on the glass.

S - It smelled of clove, banana and wheat. There was a faint nutty aroma and hints of yeast.

T - It tasted of crisp wheat flavors with clove and banana flavors. It had a mild sweetness and slight caramel taste.

M - It was crisp and sharp on the tongue. A light-bodied, easy drinking ale.

D - This is a great hefe. I was surprised that it wasn't rated higher. I thoroughly enjoyed it and want to buy more. At $2.49 for a 500ml bottle, it's a steal.

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Photo of keanex
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Hazy dark caramel color with a very lively pour. Be careful because this foams up. The foam is easily 2 fingers which slowly dissipates to a 1/2 finger foamy head.

S: Banana bread smell with clove hints.

T: Sweet banana foretaste that is very pleasing that leads to a nice clean wheat taste and leaves a banana bread aftertaste.

M: Medium carbonated almost full bodied beer, very pleasant going down.

O: I'm enjoying this very much, very bold in flavors and easy to go down. Well worth every penny.

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Photo of Greenfloyd
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A classic German Hefe Weizen. Wonderfully classic at that...

Poured an unfiltered apple cider into my hefe glass, topped with a soft, light brown, foamy, lingering head. Great predictable smells of yeast, banana, and subtle clover. The better news is that it virtually tastes just like it smells-ripened banana, yeast, clove, with a hint of citrus in the finish. Great medium, "wheaty" mouth feel. This is a great beer for your classic "Bavarian" sausage, potatoes & sauerkraut feast...but it also pairs great with BBQ chicken...Enjoy

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Photo of irishkyle21
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a thick foamy white head. Not much lacing on this one. The colour is like a muddy brown watter. Like Homer S. says about tap water " if its brown drink it down if its black send it back" with the exeption of good dark beers of course. The nose has some banana, clove and I never thought I would say this but bubblegum comes to mind. The taste is malty, spicy notes of clove, and a refreshing wheat finish. A wonderful beer from one of my favorite beer countries.

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Photo of atigerlife
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Expertly poured from the bottle at a restaurant in Zurich. Quite a show.

Had a medium sized light brown fluffy head. Beer was an opaque brown, looks like apple cider. Good lacing. Good retention.

Aroma was sweet malts and clove.

Taste was very nice. Strong clove presents. Also some banana and sweet maltiness.

Mouthfeel was light to medium with good cleansing power.

Overall, a very nice surprise. Very tasty and easy to drink. I could easily have several of these. A real pleasure to drink on a hot summer day.

8/6/06 Just bought some more and shared with some friends. Truly a tremendous brew. Highly recommended. An exceptional Hefe. Perfect to relax by after some outdoor activity on a hot day.

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Photo of MrIncognito
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - this is a perfect 5 in my opinion. I really debated if I should go that high but I can't think of one thing that could make this appearance better, honestly. Huge frothy, rocky white head that towers pretty much as high as you want it to. Mine looked just like the picture on this site. The head stays FOREVER and finally leaves a nice lace on top. Great sticky lacing on the glass. Beer is a muddy brown, mahogony color and is nice and cloudy. I can actually barely see through the glass if at all. Nice champaign-like bubbles coming up from the bottom.

S - bready yeast up front that smells like fresh-baked bread. Some sweetness coming through from the moderate hops. Very slight clove and not much banana coming through the backend.

T&M - Nice and yeasty up front with a soft palate and almost champaign-like bubbles. A bit maltier, in a good way, than I'm used to with most hefeweissens. Less banana than usual but the clove comes through nicely giving a little sweet tang. Some metallic notes as the beer warms a bit.

Incredibly refreshing and drinkable. I will definitely be having this again.

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Photo of ironarrow42
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I roused the yeast sediment at the bottom of the bottle and poured out with the beer. Pours a very cloudy deep burnished gold-to-pale amber with a generous pillow of near-white foam that subsides to an 1/8" layer.

Aroma of pale malt with fruity (some banana & Juicy Fruit) & clovey notes. Very appetizing. Body on the lighter side of medium, lightly carbonated, with a smooth feel on the palate.

Classic heffie flavours - mild banana, clove, light vanilla & bubblegum notes, all over clean, pale malt. Mild bittering balances the beer, leading into a gently fading finish. Beautifully balanced and thirst quenching. Now all I need is a Brewers or Packers game and some brats!

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Photo of funkengruven
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very nice. Poured a dark orange, almost brown to a thick puffy white head. Smell is of wheat malt with alcoholic undertones. Taste is very nice, smooth wheat malt flavor with very little aftertaste. Mouthfeel is smooth with some alcoholic notes, but the alcoholic notes are not so pronounced as to affect the drinkability of this brew. This is a very nice beer, yet another excellent Schneider offering.

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Photo of Derek
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Copper-gold in colour, with plenty of head.

Caramel, fruity smell. The depth of malt flavour is unusual for a hefe, but the malty sweetness works with the fruity esters produced by the yeast.

It's not as thirst-quenching as most hefe's. But what it gives up in quenchability, it gains in flavour. The banana esters produce a hint of caramelized bananas as well as banana bread. Remarkable, and very Bavarian... it sort of bridges the gap between hefe-weisse and dunkle-weisse.

Light-to-moderate mouthfeel.

Very drinkable.

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Photo of armock
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured it into my glass with a dark orange color with a think head that fell down a little quick to about an 1/8 of an inch. It smells very good maybe alittle spicy. The looks and smell greatness continues with the taste a little banana and spice make this very nice. With good carbonation it feels good in the mouth. I will definitally be getting more of this beer very drinkable.

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Photo of Hoagie1973
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a Hefeweizen that I'll return to often.

Color is a dark gold with a huge initial head. Darker and clearer than most Hefes. Decent retention with average lacing.

Pleasant aroma of clove and yeast. Some fruity sweetness comes through.

Initially you can notice a richer taste of barley malt blended with the wheat. A grassy, slightly earthy, (but not unpleasant) taste in the middle, with a nice crisp finish. Nice clove flavor. Noticeable hops keep it nicely balanced. Not too sweet, but definitely not bitter either.

Mouthfeel is average, a little heavy on the carbonation.

Overall this is an extremely drinkable, balanced and delicious hefe. I could drink a lot of these without the flavor getting old or annoying.

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Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.34/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a weiss glass. Surprisingly dark for one that claims to be a hefe. Opaque leather-brown, with about an inch and a half of foamy head. Didn't last very long; it was only a thin ring after about 4 minutes. Would've rated this higher as a dunkel.

The nose, however, more than makes up for this. Suprisingly complex for a hefe; aside from the banana peel and cloves, I also get apple, brown sugar and a few other spices. Very nice.

The taste is very rich for a hefe, quite flavorful. Surprisingly malty, with the cloves a little bit muted. The banana flavour is almost like a banana chip - slightly roasted, probably melding with the malts - which is quite satisfying. I still think this one is more like a dunkel than a hefe, but here we are.

Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side; not nearly as creamy as Weihenstephan or Hacker due to the rapidly dissolving head.

All in all, another fine entry from G Schneider (absolutely loved their eisbock). I'd probably rate this one a little lower than Hacker or Weihen, but it's still an impressive, flavorful weisse. Won't go down quite as smooth as the ligher hefe's on a sunny day though.

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Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
4.34/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The prototypical (in my mind) Weizen :)

Pours into a weizen glass a barely hazy copper-amber color with a billowy, faintly off-white head. Strong visible carbonation.

Upfront nose of banana and cloves as per the style.

Tastes of yeast and bread as well as cereal grains. Light citrus presence balances this beer very well.

The velvety-smooth carbonation is just about right, perhaps stinging the tongue just a bit.

As are most Weizens, the Schneider Weisse is superbly drinkable and is a go-to session beer during the "solar flare hot hot hot" season here. It'll do you well to give her a shot!

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Photo of cokes
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Toasted honey muddled dark amber with the yeast, and darker than most examples, the head is no less voluptuous, light ecru and explosive.
Banana bread pudding nose. Equal on the clove and nutmeg flourishes.
Initiates doughy, full of coarse wheat muffins and bruised bananas. A lilting clove and black pepper spiciness augments sweeter eludes of vanilla and caramel Then a return to grain and bread, as tiny squeals of lemon and orange pulp squeak out, and it segues accordingly into a lemongrass and dried tarragon herbal hop conclusion.
The microscopically fine carbonation keeps the otherwise bulky body afloat and gives this a suggestion of weightless heft, and mind- and body-numbing gulpability.
A perfect summer day quencher. When assured fresh, this is King.
This is an oldtime fav that remains- countless weizens since- exactly where it started: Top of the pile.

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Photo of Sammy
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A top pick. Great with food. A light sweetness on the tongue, a banana smoothie. Wanted to finish this myself but my mates had to have some and more again. Had again in August 2005 and really appreciated its delicateness and malty buttery creamy taste.

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Photo of rdrummer
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is maybe the best wheat beer that I've tried. It pours darker than the average wheat with a light brown, clear color and a light brown head (really nice with staying power), and lots of lacing. The beer has a wonderful aroma with the wheat coming through the strongest with the slight smoky flavor that is so redolent with good wheats. There was also a nutty overtone, and again a spice that is common in German cooking but that I can't remember the name of.

The taste is superb. It is more deeply wheaty than regular Hefe-Weizens but also has a smoky, slightly sweet flavor that reminds me of a hint of caramel. It is a very complex taste that I want to try again. Unfortunately, I only bought the one pint bottle of it. The mouthfeel is crisp, clean, and full-bodied.

This is a very drinkable beer that does even better on tap. I've had it at several German bars, but the bottle is almost as good.

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Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Schneider Weisse - one of my all time favorite German Brauerei's. They have a excellent sense of quality. This is a definitive wheat beer. cloudy, yeasty aroma with a scent of hops, delicious almost silky taste with just enough bite to get your palate excited. What can I say - I love this beer. Has a great head with the proper upside down bottle pour into the tall pilsner style glass.

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Photo of Reidrover
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought in the 500ml Euro-style brown bottle "The Original German Hefe-Weizen"
This beer has a darker appearance than most hefe I have had the great pleasure of tasteing''almost an amber colour beneath the haze..a great frothy ever so slightly off white head which dissapates to a small but persistent head.
The smell is very nice fresh wheat bread mingles with bubble gum and some tropical fruits...nicely done.
Ah great taste again i taste the wheat bread and the bananas,,the bubble gum is less present..nice malty finish..after a while a small amount of hoppiness appears but not much.
Feels creamy smooth in the mouth but does tingle the taste buds..excellent.
Very very drinkable I could get drunk on this beer very easily.
All in all an excellent Hefe-Weissen among the best I have no doubt.

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Photo of Puddleglum
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well this was everything I was told it would be. A nice hazy, unfiltered hefe-weizen with a strong head, all the banana and spicy esters associated with a real hefe and the taste to boot. The mouthfeel was also the standard tingly experience. Quaffable.

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Photo of wnh
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into a weissbier glass.

Pours a thick, cloudy, chestnut-tinted dark amber--quite dark for a "white" beer--with a thick, frothy white head.
Spicy clove on the nose, with a subtle but bright fruitiness throughout. Rich and spiced on the palate, almost warming, with a touch of cocoa powder, subtle juicy fruit, and a sweetish almond nuttiness. Quite distinctive.
Lively and quite carbonated, with a light body that feels heavier than it is due to the carbonation.

A good hefe that hits the notes it should, while throwing in a few distinctive ones to make it interesting. Recommended.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
3.98 out of 5 based on 1,707 ratings.
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