Tap 5: Meine Hopfenweisse
Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn

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Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
Ranked #10
Ranked #6,602
4.09 | pDev: 11%
May 23, 2023
Jul 16, 2007
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Notes: Go on a discovery: "Meine Hopfenweisse" - the incomparable experience of indulgent drinking, that exceeds all expectations … hoppy, but flowery, bitter and full-bodied, and still with a sweet malty aroma - this is how multifaceted wheat beer can actually be. A real delight in the special Schneider way! And when it comes to spicy dishes or refined chocolates the "Hopfenweisse" unleashes no less than a pleasant tremor of the senses.

Hops: Hallertauer Tradition, Hallertauer Saphir.

40 IBU
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Rated by FRANKHAZE from Florida

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Excellent German wheat, medium-full bodied, slight hoppiness, perfectly balanced. Great beer!!
May 23, 2023
Rated: 4.15 by LXIXME from New Mexico

May 04, 2023
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Reviewed by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is one vibrant and eventful beer. Bursting with banana, clove, allspice et al. An unsuspecting bitterness analogous to ozone or an earthy fresh rain lingers on the palate on the finish.

Very interesting beer. Ill have to revisit this and take it all in on another occasion as its tough to form an opinion on this right now. I like it for the in your face snapshot of flavors but my appreciate it differently revisited.

Update - As I drink on im getting a lot of lemon in the form of dishsoap.
Mar 11, 2023
Rated: 4.36 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Jan 15, 2023
Rated: 4 by Robertas from Lithuania

Jan 03, 2023
Rated: 4.47 by venya

Jan 03, 2023
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Label date 11.11.2023
Masterpiece. Such an incredibly complex beer with layers of malty sweetness. The high ABV% is masked by the massive flavor profile and absurd drinkability.
Dec 21, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by Ananabiya

Dec 14, 2022
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Reviewed by eatsluggs from Florida

4.7/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Smells exactly like my mom's quince compote. Tastes like caramelized pears and ricotta tart.
So unexpected for a German beer.
Low carbonation. Quite sweet.
Dec 01, 2022
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Reviewed by MattDecker from Texas

4.73/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Wow! Had it on tap at Schneider Weiss and it is amazing. Really the only beer I've had in Munich that smells like hops. Very smooth: nice and malty, fresh hop falvor, hardly any bitterness (it's like the flavor of an IPA, but not hop bite you'd expect) - it's just so nice an unlike any other beer I've had. Big fan!
Sep 30, 2022
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Reviewed by dano213 from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16.9oz bottle purchased from the fridge as a single for $6.99 plus tax. There is a date of 21.109 with 030321 written underneath. That means that this bottle is about a year and half old.

Look: Pours a rich, golden amber color with tiny floaties and a frothy, medium-bubbled off-white head. Initially, this beer has strong clarity. However, there is a lot of sediment in the bottle. After pouring the sediment, this beer is brown and murky.

Smell: Notes of dried fruits such as raisins and cherries, along with floral honey aromas. The aroma smells boozy. The finish has a medicinal character to it along with some vanilla notes. Upon revisiting, the nose reminds me a lot of apple strudel with raisins.

Taste: It's pretty tasty. It's malty, fruity, and sweet up front, and the beer ultimately finishes much drier with nice spice notes of clove and allspice. Very estery. The finish is relatively crisp and short; bitterness is low. The finish is a bit spicy/peppery and woody. While the mouthfeel wants you to sip this beer, the beer is so tasty and drinkable that you want to drink it quickly. By the time I added the bottom of the bottle with all the sediment, the beer had become much more complex in flavor and the carbonation had also decreased a bit.

Feel: It has an almost syrupy mouthfeel, slightly chewy. This is a sipping beer. The carbonation is soft, as it has benefited from the bottle conditioning.

Overall: Given its age, I was worried that this beer would be oxidized but I think that it has held up surprisingly well. Another point is that this beer is super drinkable for being 8.2% ABV.

From the bottle:
Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfenweisse
Bottle Fermented Weizen-Doppelbock
Intense Flavors, Unfiltered Ale
Hopfenweisse originates from a collaboration between Schneider Weisse and the Brooklyn Brewery. Together we created a pale weiss-bock, robustly dry-hopped with Hallertauer-Saphir. A bold, fruity wheat beer that exceeds all expectations.
Sep 07, 2022
Rated: 3.99 by lAprill from Thailand

Aug 31, 2022
Rated: 4 by rare_bird from Michigan

Aug 11, 2022
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Reviewed by LanceBiggums from Canada (AB)

3.39/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Looks like a typical Weizenbock, with a coloration between a regular weissbier and a dunkelweizen, and a three finger off-white head. On the nose, a bit of that malty Bock smell, some muted weissbier yeast esters, but mostly fruity hops and ethanol. The taste is similarly dominated by those fruity hops, and the presence of ethanol is noticeable, especially after swallowing. Overall an interesting beer, enjoyable in its own way, but I don't think I could drink more than one at a time, and I won't go out of my way to get it again.
Aug 02, 2022
Rated: 3.58 by MrJones07 from Spain

Jul 28, 2022
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Reviewed by AzfromOz from Australia

4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Purchased from Purvis Beer in Melbourne, Australia, in March 2022. Drunk in July 2022.

Pours into a wheatbeer glass a slightly hazy orange with a mountainous, rocky head, exactly as a wheatbeer should be. After a pause, the yeast is swirled in the bottom of the bottle and poured into the glass, transforming the beer into New England levels of haze and noticeably dialling down the brightness of the beer. There is now no ability to see through the beer. Yeast particles are noticeable.

Nose is spicey yeast, pear and orchard fruit. You can almost smell the alcohol: there's a bite to the aroma that hints at the throat-warming, lingering alcohol to come.

The taste is very smooth. Initially I pick up banana, custard and mango. There is also pear and orchard fruit like figs and persimmon. A spicey note follows - as predicted by the nose - and a sensation of NEIPA-like diesel and hop burn is encountered, but it's moulded seemlessly into the beer rather than coming across as a fault as it would in the younger style (or is it? This style uses new world hops...). Overall, the taste is complex and compels further consideration.

Mouthfeel is ultra smooth on the tongue but on the way down the beer kicks. There's moderate warming in the throat and stomach but it's pleasant and absolutely enhances the taste and experience of the drink.

Overall, this is an excellent beer. It's complex but approachable. That is, all of the parts of the beer, and there are many, come together perfectly to make the beer approachable so that someone not as deep down the rabbit hole of beer could happily drink this without a second thought, while those of us afflicted by the beer bug can equally geek out quite happily alongside them.

This is not how I picture classic German wheatbeers, but my eyes are opened to what they can lay down. I'm definitely going to pick it up from now on.

Jul 10, 2022
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Reviewed by pkalix from California

4.59/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
i cant believe i havent had this one yet??? lots of sediment, that did not settle and cement itself to the bottom.... tomorrow's diarrhea, for sure! a FIVE in flavor, though! This one is excellent!!! and refreshing....
Apr 09, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by Beecham from California

Apr 02, 2022
Rated: 4.29 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Mar 18, 2022
Rated: 4.17 by Hopweiser from Korea (South)

Mar 11, 2022
Rated: 4 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 14, 2022
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A - Some cloudiness, with a white one-finger lingering head. Some average lacing.
S - a combination of banana and flora hops, neither dominant, and the overall aroma not excessive. Some spiciness as well.
T - A light bock beer. Maltiness with weizen spiciness and some hoppy bitterness. Some mild sweetness. 4.0
MF - Medium body with a semi-dry finish
Feb 06, 2022
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
500ml bottle served in a footed pilsner glass. Stamp on the back says 21 109 030321. Poured leaving a substantial amount in the bottle.

Pours a clear yellow with a fairly big head. Smell is grainy, fruity (citrus, maybe a little creamy passionfruit). Almost a brett funk aroma to it.

Taste is a little banana, some citrus, some sweetness. Bready, grainy.

Mouthfeel is rich and full. Overall, good beer.
Jan 16, 2022
Rated: 3.85 by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Jan 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Anders91 from California

4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: golden with a medium white head like a normal Weizen

Smell: very hoppy not quite IPA level but similar to a pale ale, a hint of wheat and malt but certainly far less than a normal Weizen

Taste: like a pale ale crossed with a Weizen, very hoppy and floral, but still get the wheat and malt from a Weizen

Feel: Crisp, with small prickly bubbles
Jan 14, 2022
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
500ml bottle into a tall glass. Date of 03/03/21, so likely 10 months old.

Looks very good in the tall glass. Slightly hazy amber/gold body. Big white head eventually shrinks to a ring and covering, leaving layers of lacing early on.

Nice aroma as well, mix of fruit and spice with a little underlying banana.

On tasting, a little sweet. Abv can be felt. Spice and fruit mix is very pleasing.

Mouth above medium, finish a warming spice laying on a slightly sweet non citrus fruit bed.

Overall, pretty happy with this beer. A lot going on, but well balanced. Would certainly have again.
Jan 09, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Tenebris

Dec 09, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by BeerWasp from Germany

Dec 08, 2021
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Reviewed by hankp59 from New York

4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Older label listed as Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen Weisse. This looks like an unfiltered apple cider with a nice tan head. This is a pretap system bottle. I don’t have a decoder ring for the dates. This is sweet with figs and dark fruit and raisin flavors. This is not your typical weissen beer but closer to a quadruple Belgian ale. If you like the citrus, banana notes of a standard weissen go elsewhere. For a rich, sweet flavor bomb give it a try.
Nov 19, 2021
Rated: 3.94 by Boone757 from Virginia

Nov 08, 2021
Rated: 4 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Nov 07, 2021
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Reviewed by heysuz from Indiana

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Brew: Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn - Tap 5: Meine Hopfenweisse

Intro: 500 mil. poured into a tulip glass. Shared with a friend.

Appearance: Golden yellow with ample off-white head maybe 2.5 inches. Moderate lacing as I drank

Smell: Hops, spices, and typical Belgian yeast.

Taste: Followed the smell. Sweet malts and spices. Really a complex, layered beer

Mouthfeel: nice coating mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

Drink: Enjoyable but not my favorite style.

Conclusion: Picked it up because it was the first I’ve seen it on the shelf. I’ve had most of the other labels so I needed to tick this one.
Nov 07, 2021
Rated: 4.33 by Rhetion from Florida

Oct 10, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Oct 07, 2021
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Reviewed by BerkeleyBeerSleuth from California

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy amber color with a thin off white head. Aroma is very inviting with a big presence of fruity esters, banana, pear, and peach. Nice juicy slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Low on bitterness but some dry grain malt presence to balance it out. Strength of the alcohol is well-concealed though there is a slight warmth on the finish.
Jul 27, 2021
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Nose is a perfect blend of clove, banana, and crisp, herbal, piney, spicy hops! Reminds me a little bit of a dry hopped saison. Perhaps a touch too hoppy, in fact, but such are the times - and Schneider do not shy away from big swings. Smells on the strong side for a Weiss, and sure enough, it’s over 8%. I wasn’t expecting that!

Flavor is similar to the nose - which isn’t ideal. To follow the dry-hopped saison analogy, those beers are typically dry, and express more grainy than sweet. A Hefe, however, is typically a pretty sweet beer.

Here, then, we have a dry, spicy, herbal, and almost green hop bite, but instead of balancing with the sweetness of the malt, and the yeast esters, it’s more of a struggle - as though the bitterness and hop expression are fighting the rest of the beer.

It’s creative, and honestly still quite good. I’d definitely drink it again, but I’d prefer a traditional Hefe probably 9 times out of 10. Repeated exposure might shift that ratio a little, but probably not much.
Jul 11, 2021
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Reviewed by DrBeergood from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
L: I've tried two batches, 21109 and 445034. A deep amber color with head that seems softer than clouds.

S: Lots of one hop: Hallertauer

T: Cones off of a bine.

F: Feels like I'm having another

O: Pray for more.
Jul 02, 2021
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
500mL bottle stamped 21.109 poured into a wheat beer glass at fridge temp 8.2% ABV. The beer pours hazy peach colored amber with eggshell colored head. The head recedes to a thin cap. The aroma is cloves first with floral and fruity notes. The taste is semisweet wheat malt with persistant floral hop flavor in addition to the subtle clove, banana and black pepper. Moderate bitterness. The mouthfeel is silky, medium bodied with average carbonation and a somewhat dry finish. Overall, very good weizen bock.
Jun 26, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.27/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
On tap at The Rover, Göteborg, as Schneider & Brooklyn Hopfen Weisse. ABV was 8.2%. Deep golden to amber colour, hazy. Moderate creamy head. Hoppy sweetish aroma with notes of ripe berries. The flavour is sweet, hoppy and alcoholic - too sweet and alcoholic for me. Less bitter than expected.
Jun 02, 2021
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