Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse | Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

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Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-WeisseSchneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse

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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Schneider version. This brew is the result of the long friendship of Brooklyn brewmaster Garrett Oliver and Schneider brewmaster Hans-Peter Drexler. Garrett had always admired the delicate balance of flavors in Schneider Weisse, while Hans-Peter had long enjoyed the effusive hop character of Brooklyn East India Pale Ale and BLAST! Garrett's concept for the collaboration was that each brewmaster would brew essentially the same pale, hoppy weissbock in the other's brewery, but with different hopping to reflect the local hop flavor.

Dry-hopped w/ Hallertauer Saphir.

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Photo of Mongrel
3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours really nicely, with a dense, fluffy head. Hazy, wheaty gold. Nice lacing.

Really interesting nose on this one, like equal parts German wheat beer and American pale ale. Lemon, orange and fruit salad, along with pepper, clove and sweetness. A little soapy and floral.

On the palate, it unfolds pretty similarly with a sticky, wheaty center and lemon, tangerine and spice around the edges. I'm feeling pulled in two different directions. It's almost cloying initially, with the high gravity malt backbone and fruity hops combining. The beer comes together a bit better as it warms and the spiciness of the hops and yeast help to offset the sweet fruitiness.

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Photo of Tomais
4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dear god, this is good.
I got a box of four Schneider-Weisse beers (with a lovely glass) and went for the one I hadn't tried before, without reading the label beyond 'Tap 5'.

Looks great. Lovely big head, cloudy, unfiltered looking.

Can smell those hops straight away while pouring. You know this is no "normales Weizen".
Also clove -- a little, what's that medicinal word... phenolic.
The balance of the clove and hops is lovely.

This taste too is beautifully balanced clove and hops, smooth and full-flavoured, with lovely carbonation -- fine and not too strong. I was so absorbed in the taste and drinkability, it took me a while to notice that this is a really strong beer (I'll be on my ear before dinner is on the table).

Weizen is rarely my first choice in beer, although Schneider-Weisse make some of the best. This beer takes the best of weizen (to my mind), and adds hops in a beautifully balanced way.
Compared to a regular wheat beer, it's a lot drier, and bananas are largely left out of the equation (but there in the background).

At the strength, it's probably just as well I dont have no more of these right now.
But I look forward to drinking again...

Beer was 7 months before sell-by date
Served in unusual Schneider-Weisse Weizen glass (very bowl shaped on top)

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Photo of Dinglehacker
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into weizen glass. Full head, long retention. Dirty orange color, opaque.

Nose is mostly citrus, mandarin oranges and nectarines, with some cream.

Taste is likewise very citrusy, particularly the hops. Some dried apricot as well. Classic weizen banana and clove come into play, but are muted. Taste comes out as it warms.

Smooth, easy mouth. Feels watery without tasting so, which is apparently possible.

A more citrus-heavy variety of weizenbock, not unlike its hefe cousins. Fans of Belgian wheat ales would enjoy, too.

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Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into Sam Adams pint glass.

Pours a murky golden honey yellow with two fingers of off-white head that leaves big round cartoon teeth lace as it recedes.

Smells of lemon and grapefruit zest, wildflowers, melon, cut grass, white bread dough, soft banana, bubblegum, clove, black pepper dust and fruity, grassy hops.

Tastes of melon, pink grapefruit juice, bready wheat malt, marmalade, browning banana, clove, black pepper, grassy hops and warming metallic alcohol.

Feels big and fluffy. Full-bodied with creamy carbonation. Finishes off-dry and a bit boozy.

Verdict: Highly recommended. I did expect a bit more after my initial reaction.

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Photo of kitch
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

As Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Meine Hopfenweisse

A 500ml bottle with a best before date of 1st February 2017 and poured into a Riedel weizen glass.

Appearance: It poured a rather dull and cloudy orange copper colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention and eventually settled to a thin creamy layer and left nice lacing.

Aroma: Strong floral and herbal notes with orange pith and orange peel with a touch of bready malts.

Taste: Quite similar to the aroma, there is strong orange pith and orange juice flavours followed by grapefruit, floral, herbal and grass with a hint of spice, mango and bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: I can see why others might enjoy Tap 5, but for me, I’m on the fence with this one; maybe even leaning slightly towards buying it again as it is very easy to drink and does not feel anywhere near the 8.2% abv. My main conflict was the strong floral aromas and flavours which were not my favourite.

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my weizen glass. While I agree that this is a unique take on the style, I am not sure that the hops works well enough here for me. In this particular style, feel free to label me a traditionalist.

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Photo of CayseyW
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very hazy gold body that pours a giant foamy white head that settles into a thinner creamy ring that leaves nice lacing.

Super floral aromas that are complemented with bright citrus notes. Slightly beady malts and somewhat herbal yeastiness in the nose as well.

A lot of melon up fron. Not so much banana, believe it or not. Lemony citrus balances the complex profile along with a slightly bready malt. This is somewhat similar to a Belgian blonde in terms of the yeastiness.

The carb is soft but crisp and it's not at all boozy. There is an awesome stickiness in the finish that reminds me of the feel I get from New England IPAs, so I love it.

This is an awesome beer that adds a fun twist to a classic German style. Great collaboration, I wish i pulled the trigger on this one a long time ago.

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Photo of 911CROFT
3.4/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

500ml bottle into a Schneider Weisse branded weizen glass. Paid £4.10 for a single bottle.

Pours a dull, cloudy, orange-copper coloured body with masses of visible streaming carbonation. A three-finger in height, thick, billowing, foamy white head with excellent retention, slowly reduces to a dense cap, leaving behind sticky, spotty lace.

The hop forward nose consists primarily of floral and grassy profiles above light aromas of malted wheat. Clove spices are noticeable towards the finish along with some obvious alcohol. Taste roughly follows suit. Floral and lightly spicy hop profiles lead upfront, along with an additional bittersweet, orange marmalade-like fruitiness. Mid-palate, dominant hops fade slightly to reveal a mildly sweet, bready malt backbone, before quickly re-entering towards the finish with building grassy bitterness. In the mouth, a generous amount of fine, lively carbonation and a medium body give a smooth and crisp feel. On the end, clove spices combine with lingering hop bitterness and warming alcohol to give a prolonged dry and slightly astringent finish.

Overall this is a slightly disappointing beer, especially given the quality of the two breweries involved in the collaboration. To my tastes it lacks balance and complexity, with bitter floral and grassy profiles overshadowing the majority of the malt and yeast components, ultimately detracting from drinking pleasure.

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Photo of NilocRellim
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy orange colour. Smells fruity, light, with a hint of bitter hops and orange peel. Tastes like it smells; fruity, light, orange-peel, and bitter hops; very mellow, smooth, and balanced.

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Photo of Webzombie
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought without knowing what it was. Not sure if I have ever really had a beer like this before.... Very unique taste for sure. I kept getting hints of banana. Had almost a sour sort of hoppy kind of taste. Overall definitely very interesting; would not drink all of the time but a nice change of pace.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-draught @ Schneider's Brauhaus in Munich. .5L for $4.59 euro. Served, of course, in a Schneider branded weissbierglas.

HEAD: Off-white. Frothy as hell - wow! Flocculent soft consistency. Billowing foam. ~6cm side. Recedes fully in ~4-5 minutes, leaving nice lacing as it recedes.

BODY: Hazy orange of nice vibrance. No yeast/lees is visible within. Slightly turbid from the yeast/lack of filtration.

It's a classic hefeweizen/weizenbock appearance. I'm eager to try it.

AROMA: Hop character is more pronounced than you'd expect in a traditional weizenbock, but then that's exactly what they seem to be after. Floral and herbal hops, fresh wheat, fresh clean barley. A hint of banana, though any delicate esters are tough to find beneath the hoppy veneer. Clove, sure. Bubblegum? Orange peel? Nah.

Aromatic intensity is above average, especially given the pungency of the hops. Suggests a hop-emphatic brew that is anything but a traditional weizenbock, but I'm optimistic; between Schneider and Brooklyn, I'm definitely in good hands.

No booziness. No off-notes.

TASTE: The herbal hops lend this atraditional brew an interesting element, and under the guidance of maestro brewers at Brooklyn and Schneider, dareisay the more pronounced hop character actually comes off naturally integrated into the otherwise conventional weizenbock build. Hop-forward without being obnoxious or imbalanced.

Indeed, the choice of hops was a good one, as this herbal hop character plays well with the yeast's bubblegummy ester. Cannabis does come to mind, but the hop flavour here is more floral than dank.

Subtle clove is indicated by a subtle almost roggen-like spiciness, but that's it in terms of yeast esters... you get only bubblegum and clove here; look elsewhere (e.g. Ayinger, across the street) if you're after orange peel and/or banana.

In classic Schneider Weisse fashion, the wheat backbone feels fresh, and its complementary barley malt clean.

Its balance is its triumph, the beer somehow eschewing centuries of convention and tradition and espousing a hop-forward yet not-too-bitter flavour profile. But then, Schneider of all weizen breweries knows tradition, and you have to know the rules well before you can know how best to break them.

Well-built, even if the bubblegum ester is a bit too prominent for my personal taste. Nice depth of flavour. Above average flavour intensity. Flavour duration is also increased, with faint hop oils trailing off through the aftertaste.

TEXTURE: Light to medium-bodied, refreshing, smooth, wet, a biteen oily, well (if a bit highly) carbonated, pleasant, and approachable. Never hot, boozy, syrupy, or rough. But less of a thick, filling presence on the palate would be nice. Could be softer and lighter, to its benefit.

Complements the flavour profile nicely.

OVERALL: So often, a collaboration brew is a thinly veiled marketing gimmick wherein a mediocre "too many cooks in the kitchen" beer is brewed and released by two or more breweries in order to exploit opportunities for crossover brand promotion. This, folks, is anything but that.

An innovative and remarkably brewed expression of the weizenbock style, Meine Hopfenweisse is yet more proof that Schneider is, if not the best wheat beer producer worldwide (and there's a case to be made that it is), then the most versatile one. Who else can claim to have both saved wheat beer and to have modernized it? Schneider balances an all but unrivaled grip on tradition with a rare willingness to experiment - even if that means ripping a page out of the book of contemporary American brewing; if anything, this beer is a paragon for what German beer should be going forward: traditional at its core, but open-minded and innovative where it will be of benefit.

Highly drinkable stuff from two breweries that really know what they're doing. This is nothing short of a must-try for discerning drinkers mature enough to understand that factors like subtlety and balance trump boldness and extremity any day of the week. What a fantastic marriage of German tradition and contemporary hop fixation.

Having said all that, the last thing I want is to see a wave of overhopped American attempts at the hefeweizen and weizenbock styles, so it's worth noting - just because Schneider and Brooklyn can do it doesn't mean American breweries should try to (even - or perhaps especially - under the guise of "pushing the envelope" {a phrase so increasingly tired in craft beer, it seems to have inadvertently become an ironic euphemism for "failed experiment"}).

Low B+ (3.80) / VERY GOOD

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Photo of Bruno74200
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Interesting turn take on the style. Really hopforward but balanced with the wheat malt. The main flaw is on the look with lots of big particles in suspension. Very drinkable even with the high abv

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Photo of patre_tim
4.64/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Honey yellow with a light haze and a torrent of fast rising carbonation. Topped with a finger of white fluffy head.

Fruity, I get candied grapefruit, marmalade, very jam like. Pineapple, a hint of Brett, caramel, and over all, really complex.

Follows through from the nose and does not disappoint in the least. This is an amazing brew. As I described the nose, but up it 5 times in intensity, and that’s what it tastes like. A hint of bitterness on the end but overall its sweet.

Medium body with a light syrupy quality, and lots of carbonation.

Really well done. As Adventus, it reminds me of a Belgian brew in some ways but in the case of Tap 5, its like a blond or even some triples. Found in Chiang Mai, drank April 1st, 2016. Its no joke!

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Photo of djura
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Found it here in Serbia, bottle 0,5 l

A - Dark honey color, big white head, low carbonation. Very nice.
S - Ipa aroma, lots of hops.
T/M - Creamy, huge caramalt presence, very strong, sweet, not so refreshing, but it is high alcohol beer.

O - Not my favorite.

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Photo of stephens101
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had the Brooklyn version a long time ago, so don't feel comfortable with a comparison, but remember it was super tasty. Hope the Schneider version whets the palate the same.

Pours a hazy burnt orange and brown with plenty of fluffy tan froth.

Redolent with plum, yest and spice.

Tastes of brown bread, spice, plum, orange pith and grapefruit. A bit earthy in the aftertaste.

medium soft and creamy all the way through.

By memory maybe not as grand as the Brooklyn version, but still a very tasty brew and a good back to the basics change of pace.

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Photo of Malt_Man
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served at cellar temperature into Schneider Weisse weizen glass.

L) Light orange-honey colour, hazy, 3cm pure white fluffy head, collapses to 1cm with thick lacing.

S) Orange marmalade, Champagne yeast. So fresh and invigorating for a beer.

T) Sweet orangey flavour, real balancing hop bitterness. Pink grapefruit in there for sure. A total tangent from the usual banana / clove hefeweizens, while still retaining the same refreshing body.

F) Very clean mouthfeel, a definite 1980s orange squash sweetness and the hop bitterness is muted and a perfect balance. I would say that the carbonation is significantly lower than a typical weisse bier.

O) I literally cannot fault this bier; its unmistakably a weizen, but a totally different flavour. So drinkable.

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Photo of tlema1
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: golden yellow with a thick white head
S: malt and fruity sweet my
T: almost Tripel-like fruitiness, with a hint of booze
F: great mouthfeel, coats the tongue
O: very good beer for any occasion

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Photo of James954
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: golden honey with copper tinge and a just a tad cloudy
S: Allspice and honey malts
T: Orange spicy bite notes upfront with a weak grapefruit finish
F: Medium mouthfeel and carbonation

Overall: I love this as a Dopple-bock. I don't like the particulate in the bottom that you have to be careful not to pour but that comes with the territory.

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Photo of codekiln
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a four inch snifter, extremely cloudy bog brown with bits of particulate matter. Very little head but quite fizzy. Smells are dominated by sweet malts. Taste hits the front of the tongue with phenolic, tangy sourness that is quite striking - like prunes.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle marked 14:206-250914. Sampled on August 11, 2015. I'm njot sure but mine might be an older bottle.

I say that because it globs out an olive-yellow pour with a huge white head and heavy yeast sedimentation floating all about. Completely opaque.

The aroma is still quite vibrant with a wide array of lemon-pepper spice, nutmeg, allspice, and perhaps some nutmeg with the malts in the shadows.

Medium body.

There is an immediate grainy malt character but the pepper and herbal spicy notes really kick in for the taste. Mild bitterness that leans fruity.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy dark orange with a frothy white head. Nose is overripe orange, Banana, melon,some malty sweetness. In the mouth, it’s sweet with some yeasty banana and clove notes. Flavours are mainly orange and orange zest with some light grapefruit notes and little caramel. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of ZachT
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Gold colour, cloudy, luscious white head
S: Citrus, pear, banana, bread, melon, some spice notes, bit of alcohol
T: Bread, pear, banana, melon, some earthy/woody notes, firm bitterness, yeasty
F: medium bodied, rich mouthfeel, highly carbonated, finish is on the dry side with a slight alcohol warming
O: Rich and highly complex, the hops make their presence felt, but still let the banana and clove come through, as well as other esters and malt aromas, alcohol is noticeable, but still quite easy drinking

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- This pours a very murky coffee with extra cream color, due to the exceptional quantity of yeast suspended in this bottle! There isn't much of a head but what there is, is dense, creamy and off white in color and really doesn't dissipate at all. Lacing leaves a little bit more to be desired but overall this looks like a fine Dopplebock!

S- Citrusy hop presence is duly noted in the aromas and is very much upfront! Following smells of malt sweetness, fresh grainy wheat and barley, slight woody aromas, creamy biscuit, spices such as clove and pepper and fresh leafy bitterness on the finish!

T- Wow! The overall flavors are very well balanced between creamy yeast and bread, various spices, citrusy/banana fruit and everything is tied together with crisp, fresh hop cones/leafy bitterness! I really can't say much more in terms of this category, and both styles used to create this beer meld perfectly on the palate!

M/O- Super creamy/buttery smoothness with limited carbonation in terms of aggressiveness. The body of this brew leans towards full, and is not only excellent on it's own but with a Wensleydale cheese! The balance of this beer came together very well in all areas....the look perhaps could be improved on but other than this a most excellent sociable beer to enjoy throughout an evening with good friends!

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Photo of Tele
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving Type: Bottle
Consumed: 7.28.15

A: 4.75 Pours orange gold; very pretty. The off-white head is very uniform and lasts about 3 minutes leaving good lacing.

S: 4 Wasn’t sure what to expect with this beer, but it smells surprisingly Belgian, like a tripel. Lots of banana and clove come in first, but the hops appear and take things in a different direction. There’s some tropical fruit and citrus blending with the esters making for some unique aromas. At the end malt and wheat come through making things a bit earthy.

T: 3.75 Taste follows the nose with a some sweetness, banana, and clove up first. Next is light bitterness with an almost soapy flavor; it’s a bit off-putting, but not distracting. Hops linger on the finish with moderate bitterness.

M: 4.25 The carbonation is very nice. Mouthfeel is a bit richer than I was hoping, but since this is labeled a doppelbock, it’s pretty appropriate there.

O: 4 Pretty interesting and enjoyable beer. Not sure I would seek one out again, but the Belgian flavors make me want to try more from this line, especially their hefeweissbier because those flavors work so well for the Weinhenstephaner.

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Photo of Gregaroo
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured nice and cloudy into a tall pilsner glass, may be because of the sediment that had settled in the bottle. Surprised by the hoppy taste for this wheat beer. Would I have another? Absolutely!

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