Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Meine Hopfenweisse
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Meine HopfenweisseSchneider Weisse Tap 5 Meine Hopfenweisse
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Style:
German Weizenbock
Ranked #7
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
92
Ranked #2,937
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 10.92%
Reviews:
791
Ratings:
1,468
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Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Meine HopfenweisseSchneider Weisse Tap 5 Meine Hopfenweisse
Notes: 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 OK_Denise
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I like the Tap 6 better but this is a pretty good Weizenbock I have to say. The malt is fairly strong but does not overpower the other flavors in the beer. I will slurp more of this beer in the future! Oh, it was in the bottle, the 16.9 ounce one.

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Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.08/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

APP - Dull gold with thick white head and excellent lace.

Smell - smells like applejuice at first then, some melon, pine, muscat, pineapple, blackcurrant, moringa tea, all pretty moderate. Interesting. only catch a hint of banana and very faint clove,

Flavor - hmmm. Definately a strong beer, but not that strongly flavored. Dense, sweet, caramelized malt sits heavy upfront, with a little banana hiding under there. I think I get some diacetyl. A little pineapple and spice/pine. All those cool hop aromas don't really translate into hop flavors, just kind of a grassy bitterness in the back end.

MF - There is a pleasant creamy vanilla tone that gets wiped off the palate by slight alcohol burn and high carbonation/ astringency. Medium-full body.

OVERALL - Interesting beer but doesn't drink much like a hefe or weizenbock. In fact I can barely tell this is a wheat beer, it tastes more like a bad Tripel. Love Schneider and was very curious about this but think I'll stick to the classics.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle. Date coding stamped on label is '18.065 281117'.
Murky, pale amber colored body (with end of bottle yeast poured in). Two fingers of white head. Thin cap stays around. Leaves behind a few lacing spots.
Aroma of banana, bubble gum, clove and stale hops.
Taste finds the yeast, with the bubble gum, banana, and clove. Secondarily is the expression of fruity, slightly sweet hops.
Thicker mouth feel. Drier feel with the yeast. Good carbonation.
The hops seem old and stale, which detracts from the potential balancing between the wheat, yeast, and hops.

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Photo of FBarber
3.51/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bronzed orange color. Clear and rather effervescent. Two finger velvety off-white head dissipates down to maybe quarter inch layer of foam on top of the beer.

Aroma has notes of lemongrass, wheat, hay, cinnamon, clove and some grassy hops. I don't know how old this bottle is, but based on the aroma alone, its seen better days.

Taste has the same thing going on here - you get the wheat notes with clove and nutmeg, hay, and dried grass. Over that though, you get this stale hay vegetal hop note. Clearly this is a combination of the dry hopping and the age of this bottle. Slight bitterness on the back end.

Feel is medium to full bodied. Moderate carbonation - lesser than I've come to expect from the style.

Overall this bottle wasn't great, but I'd love to revisit it with a fresher bottle someday.

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Photo of KooVee
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

50cl bottle, 3m to bb, so no longer fresh.

Cloudy medium gold supporting a handsome thickish head. Sufficient lace.

Intriguing floral notes mingle with the obvious citrus. Acacia, marsh Labrador tea, honeysuckle all come to mind. The flower is so pungent it dominates everything. I find it pleasant and exciting, but I can understand some might feel like someone with a tired nose and a love of perfume just entered the elevator. Phenols of medium strength, more medicinal than standard clove.

Sweet malt, fleetingly wondering how much of the aroma is from the malt compared to the florals -- which still glide over and cover everything else, except for the pleasant bitterness at the end. A bit of final soapiness that I do not really care for. Thick feel. The bitterness lingers forever. And saves the beer from being tiring.

This is of course an experiment of a kind. It should not really work, but it does. I doubt this would work from lesser brewers. A bland hefe would not stand up to the onslaught of hops, and as a hop-centered beer this would come out too sweet were the hopping too simple. The flowers are satisfyingly intriguing.

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Photo of brewerburgundy
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

0.5l at the Munich location.

The presentation is proud; the glass is unique and almost like a wine glass added to the top of a Pilsner glass and the head is practically three fingers. It’s a slightly hazy gold and that head hangs around for ages.

Delicate, yet strong aromas of jasmine, pungent grass, ripe banana, a little clove and white pepper, and sweet smoked meat. It becomes more herbal and Weisse-like as it warms.

The hops are so floral, just exploding with jasmine and honeysuckle. The underlying flavors are Hefeweizen on steroids, with a good wheat and clove bite in the finish.

Feel is the only place this beer isn’t knocking it out of the park. Things are fine, a little thin, but fine.

I’m stoked I got to try this in Munich. It is by far the hoppiest German beer I’ve had and it’s very enjoyable.

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Photo of JonnoWillsteed
2.69/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

L- Bottle-conditioned, even well rested you'd need to pour reeeally slowly to avoid stirring up sediment (if that matters to you). Of course to many others haze is a part of Weissbrau itself. Mine pours mid-gold, quite hazy and with a 2mm white head.
S- Typical weissbrau smell, although one element is unusually prominent... something citrus, and perfumed? We'll see!
T- The citrus/perfume - or whatever it is - comes through as loud and clear in the taste. I can't figure it out, is it Asian perfumed (Kalimansi) lime? Either way it comes over as artificial. Given the German beer Purity Law I can only think it comes from the use of modern hops. Unfortunately this perfumed fruit note smothers all else in it's path, there is no escaping it, or tasting beyond it.
F- The body and in parallel ABV% are good, but the over-riding mystery flavour smothers all.
O- I haven't translated the bottle lable, read other reviews here or researched this one (yet) but right now it's an enigma to me. Here is THE uber-conservative Schneider-Weisse brewery, brewer of some of all-time fav beers (Tap 6 and Aventinus), with this brew that comes over to me as post-modern/artificial. - ... I'll rate it now, then research it after.
500ml bottle. BB: 10/09/2020.

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Photo of VABA
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a hazy light amber golden color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma had wheat, spices and herbal hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a wheat, spices and herbal flavor
M-A light bodied moderately carbonated beer
O-A good Wheat-Doppelbock

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Photo of Snowcrash000
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy, dark golden amber coloration with a large, fluffy head and quite a bit of tiny floaties. Smells of doughy malt and with strong notes of fruity/spicy yeast esters: apple skin, banana, clove and citrus. Taste is a fantastic balance of doughy malt, fruity/spicy yeast esters and citrus hops, with notes of apple skin, banana, clove, tangerine, kiwi and just a hint of pine. Finishes with a light bitterness and some estery fruit and spice notes lingering in the aftertaste. Full mouthfeel with a medium/rich body and medium carbonation.

Not exactly what you might expect of a Weizendoppelbock, but nevertheless a fantastically balanced beer that has all the estery goodness of a great Weizen with a great hop punch added that never feels too overbearing, as well as a very well-integrated, slight booziness that brings out the flavor without feeling unpleasant. This also ages in an interesting fashion, although I personally much prefer the vibrant hoppiness of this fresh than the more estery and phenolic character it takes on past 6 months or so.

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Photo of Gorski1974
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sorry, this is for me perfect 10 , not 5...
Best of IPA and bavarian WEIZEN in one beer.Old and new world got together to make a unique beer, than was never made before.
No mistakes, whatsoever!
Banana, orannge peel, watermelone,bavarian bread on one side.Grapefruit, pine,lemon zest...
To buy such u gem of shelve is a real blessing!

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Photo of Wg1041
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Cloudy Straw color. Swirled bottle to get extra yeast from bottom.
S: yeast, banana, hopps, citrus
T: citrus, hopps
F: Full body.

Excellent Weizenbock. Perfect amount of hopp bitterness with citrus orange flavors. Full body. Excellent after taste

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Photo of Spike
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle. This review is for the version brewed by Schneider Weisse in Germany using Hallertau and Saphir hops.
L: Murky amber with a vivid orange core, foaming carbonation and three fingers of long-lasting, dense head.
S: Cloves, yeast and banana.
T: Citrus, mandarin, cinnamon, oak, just a hint of booze.
F: Super smooth, rich and luxurious mouthfeel, light carbonation, dry finish, some alcohol heat.
O: Magnificent weizendoppelbock. Dangerously alcoholic. Dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of sokol_1993
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: cloudy, dark yellow, quite lively but the head dissipated quickly.
Taste: quite interesting, with the piney taste of American hop, and the bubble gum and banana-like of the taste.
Feel: medium-strong body.

An excellent brew from 2 formidable breweries! However, I prefer the German type better.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Amber, cloudy, yeasty appearence. Hazy and opaque after the final yeasty bits of the pour seep in.

The smell is a little banana, some prominent spices (cloves and more), German yeast abundant.

Incredible Bavarian yeast? Taste.. Banana, clove, spruce? All robust but mellowed by 8.2% booze.

A little sticky but a little wet.. sweet from that phenol and banana... mostly dry.

Wonderful beer that i want endless supplies of

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Photo of Zet
4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light orange colour with a lot of haze, it looks almost creamy. Full head of foam with pretty lacing on the glass. Full nose of cloves, orange, banana and lemon zest. Very nice. Taste is also very intense: cloves, grapefruit, malt, orange, lemons, herbs, flowers, it's all there. There is a mix of mild bitterness and spicy sharpness in the finish, combined with a gentle alcohol burner. Despite its intensity, this beer still manages to stay very balanced. Beer is medium-bodied and mouth feel is smooth and a bit warming. Very good beer, or as the label claims: ein wahres Feuerwerk der Sinnen!

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Photo of PhilStout
3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light caramel colour. Some hop bitterness and light hop oil aroma/flavour. Expect pineapple, and other fruity esters.
Full bodied beer, nicely balancing the 8% abv. Would recommend.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a nice hazy amber with a nice off-white head that diminishes to a nice layer. Lacing as you enjoy the brew. Citrus in the nose. The mouth gets a pleasantly hoppy flavor that is just right in a weizen. Nice!

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Photo of jdurey
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle poured into Weihenstephan Weizen glass. If an IPA and a Hefeweizen got drunk and had a baby this would be it. Look is a bit all over the place. What is this exactly? Aroma has strong hints of grapefruit, very citrusy. Some hints of bread and bananas. High abv- wouldn’t drink more than one or two during a session. Mouth feel is a bit flat. Only slight carbonation. Alcohol lingers a bit in the aftertaste. Good alternative if you’re tired of typical Hefeweizens, but I prefer the No. 6.

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Photo of Jacobier10
3.62/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle, dated "17.173" (Jun 22, 2017).

Pours a murky light amber with a small white head. Some yeast sediment at the end of the pour.

Big notes of lemon and orange citrus in the aroma mixed with clove-like spice. Flavor follows suit for the most part but with the addition of wheat malt and a little peppery spice. Medium bodied and finishes bitter and spicy, though it's not as heavy as the strong aroma and flavor suggests.

This is definitely not your typical weizenbock. It's bright and juicy with fresh citrus at the forefront. Honestly, I still don't know if I liked it or not. I finished it but I don't think it's something I'll purchase again.

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Photo of prost2hefeweizen
2.56/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

L - dark golden orange body, white thick lingering head
S - hops? Piny, grassy notes
T - pine, bitterness
F - little to no carbonation, smooth, light coat
O - I was expecting a banana filled weizenbock and I experienced a double IPA. Really threw me off. Maybe I just got a beer with bad hops. Maybe it got hot cold hot cold on the way here. Different from other weizenbock's I've had in the past.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours brown and leaves the same colored body with some red/amber-ish tints around the sides of the weizen glass; just a little bit of lacing; the smell has a large amount of roasted dark wheat with a good amount of dark fruits coming through in a sweet and somewhat "banana" estery sort of way; the flavor is mainly sweet and yeasty with that roasted wheatiness coming back to embolden a lengthy sort of sweetened yet sticky aftertaste and a dry sweet finish, its not as easy on the palate as probably some would like, but hey an 8.2% weizenbock, what does one expect?.... overall, I say this is a great weizenbock that should set the standard for the style.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was on a short trip to The Bottle Room in Downingtown, PA recently in support of PHL Beer Week 2017 when I saw this bottle on their shelves. I am reluctant to build up the dwindling Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody, but my efforts have made enough room that I do not feel TOO guilty about its purchase.

From the bottle: "Bottle fermented, brewed according to the Renheitsgebot"; "Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfenweisse is a collaboration between brewmaster Hans-Peter Drexler of the result of the Schneider Weissbier Brewery and Garrett Oliver of the Brooklyn Brewery. Garrett and Hans-Peter have long admired each other's beers. Now togetherthey bring you a new sensation, a pale weissbock robustly dry-hopped with the Hallertauer Saphir variety grown in the fields near the Schneider brewery. Hoppy, zesty and supremely refreshing, Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfenweisse is a delicious blend of Bavarian craftsmanship and American ingenuity."

I Pop!ped the cap & having noted that it was bottle fermented (conditioned), I began a very slow, gentle pour so as not to rouse any lees that may have settled. Once enough had been decanted into my awaiting 0.4L stein, I gave it a vigorous in-glass swirl to raise just under two fingers of dense, rocky, French Vanilla-colored head with decent retention. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose had a musty, slightly sour quality akin to ripening cheese. Hmmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was rather odd, very earthy with a cheesy, grassy flavor of a soft cheese made from milk where the cow had grazed on both hay and grass. This was very different from what I was expecting, but it lent the beer a real sense of terroir since it was very evocative of its place of origin. I especially liked it since it was not at all sweet, as many Bock-style beers can be. Instead, the hops imparted an earthiness vice a bitterness, allowing the heat of the alcohol to simmer on the tongue. Finish was dry and satiating. One of these & I was ready for a break! Phew.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.73/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

25 Abril 2017. From decervecitas. In Bavaria glass. Watching Los Soprano 6x12-13. Really refreshing and original, with lots of fresh and addictive grassy, even flowerly, hops that completely hide its high ABV. Great price! Avg 4.73

26 Abril 2020. De Decervecitas. Nueva etiqueta. En copa hefe de Bavaria. Quizás más alcoholica y menos lupulada de lo que la recordaba, pero a medida que la vas bebiendo van mejorando y termina proporcionando una experiencia igualmente excelente

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Photo of Mongrel
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
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 moose1980
3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

As per usual with a Hefeweizen, poured until there was a little left in the bottle, which was then swirled and topped off the glass. However, instead of the typical cloudiness, this yeast remained suspended in the top half, giving it an egg yolk-like, unappealing look. The aroma makes up for it though; it smells like fresh hops - grassy, melon - so much that the ubiquitous Hefeweizen aromas don't show up greatly. Regardless, a refreshing scent. Taste is kind of messy and harsher than I would have thought. It has a weird, almost chlorine-like aftertaste. Tingling mouthfeel. Overall, not bad, but not nearly as smooth as their other offerings. It has been a few years since I've had the collab with Brooklyn (same beer?), but I remember it being better than this one.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Meine Hopfenweisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 1468 ratings