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

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Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
Bock - Weizenbock
Ranked #8
Ranked #6,555
4.09 | pDev: 11%
Apr 09, 2022
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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Photo of pkalix
4.59/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by pkalix from California

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
4.35 by Beecham from California on Apr 02, 2022
4.29 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia on Mar 18, 2022
4.17 by Hopweiser from Korea (South) on Mar 11, 2022
4 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 14, 2022
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4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

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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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by snaotheus from Washington

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
3.85 by Wer34truh from Minnesota on Jan 15, 2022
Photo of Anders91
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Anders91 from California

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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4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

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
4.1 by BeerWasp from Germany on Dec 08, 2021
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4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by hankp59 from New York

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
3.94 by Boone757 from Virginia on Nov 08, 2021
4 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Nov 07, 2021
Photo of heysuz
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by heysuz from Indiana

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
4.33 by Rhetion from Florida on Oct 10, 2021
4.21 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Oct 07, 2021
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4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BerkeleyBeerSleuth from California

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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3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Roguer from Connecticut

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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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by DrBeergood from Ohio

L: Rolling and pouring gently at about 40 Fahrenheit. Thick hazy and foamy. Deep caramel color. Bottle conditioned. I got the 21.109 batch as well.

S: A ton of lovely hops. It's quite exuberant.

T: Roasted wheat with a real connection to plants it was brewed with. Layer upon layer of flavor. The hops in particular are very nice. The hallertauer is actually distinguishable as hallertauer, and there is lots of it. This is primo beer, it doesn't get any better. Hits like a truck at 8.2%--If only it was more common and available...

F: Smooth and drinkable. Savory finish and lasting hop bitterness.

O: I have been looking forward to having this beer for a long time. I pray that there will be many more to come.

Jul 02, 2021
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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jkblr from Indiana

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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3.27/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Sigmund from Norway

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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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by elnachooo from Spain

Cerveza de color ámbar con poco mas de dos dedos espumosos de buena retención. De cuerpo y carbonatación media. Aroma afrutado y a lúpulo y levadura. Sabor dulce con notas de clavo de olor y un final levemente amargo.

May 01, 2021
Photo of stcules
2.55/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
by stcules from Italy

Dark orange, average white foam.
The smell is a bit too much. A lot, but a lot, of fruit. Banana, peach, tropical.
Also for the taste, definitely too sweet. Even quince.
Aftet that, ok, there is more hop, but.

Mar 29, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by misteil from Ireland

look: big frothy white head which dissipates quick enough to a thin layer of bubbles, beer is a super hazy dense amber colour, good levels of carbonation in the beer.

smell: a tonne of hop aroma, resin, orange and lemon, dank, and of course lot of hefe aroma, banana, clove, spice, orange peel, vanilla, fudge, sweet, fruity, floral, exciting.

taste: that’s really nice, some white bread and biscuit malt, quite sweet, banana, clove, vanilla, fudge, caramel, toffee, load of resinous hop flavour, dank, grapefruit, and it tastes rather strong, it’s like imperial ipa meats hefeweizen, and it’s real nice, medium bitterness on the finish.

feel: medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, pretty heavy going, a little oily, nice lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue, really rich.

overall: a very big flavoursome hefe, the balance of wheat beer flavours and big hop flavours is impressive, this is quite nice indeed

Nov 28, 2020
4.23 by Insomniac from Canada (ON) on Nov 10, 2020
3.87 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Sep 30, 2020
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4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by ithacabaron from California

Pours gorgeously, with a deep mango glow, delicately hazy, and a remarkable, endless rush of pinhole bubbles, all rising to a creamy, firm, almost gelatinous head. A pretty, pretty beer.

Aroma is pure, clean, and bright -- more mango, with sugar syrup, pear, banana, papaya, whole cream, and fresh grassy hops, plucked straight from the bag. Delightful.

Taste delivers with style. For the first time, bready malt arrives. The alcohol comes through as well, but it is coolly controlled and perfectly on style. More bananas and cream wash over the tongue, as the hops take a back seat, only to perk back up on the swallow, which dries nicely. In less skillful hands, this could have been a harsh, bitter disaster, or a sugary, confused bomb. Instead, the needle has been threaded wonderfully.

Mouthfeel is very nice, full and crisp, never overwhelmingly carbonated or too heavy on the tongue. More display of the brewers' skill.

Overall, this is a truly excellent beer -- one of the finest I've had the pleasure of trying for some time. I will say, at 8.2%, a large format bottle seems gratuitous for one person -- this should be shared. It's calling out for a cool spring day, a warm salty pretzel, and excellent company. See if you can bring that particularly perfect pairing together. Highly recommended.

Aug 05, 2020
Photo of Steve555
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Steve555 from Wales

Cloudy orange body with large quickly subsiding head, lots of yeast bits floating around. Strong aroma of grass and citrus. Strong lemony hop taste balanced by caramelised malts on the bock side, taste of fruits and clove. Palate fizzy and fruity. Wonderful unique beer to savour. As the beer is a collaboration some bottles can be more weizen bock and others more IPA but either way this is a great beer.

Jul 06, 2020
3.75 by Amoeba from California on May 30, 2020
4.5 by NorbertB1974 from Germany on May 20, 2020
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4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by OK_Denise from Oklahoma

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.

May 10, 2020
3.5 by eldoctorador from Chile on May 06, 2020
4.08 by sbuck from New Mexico on May 04, 2020
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3.08/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75
by JudgeRoughneck from Louisiana

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.

Mar 26, 2020
4 by Manta200 from Kentucky on Dec 22, 2019
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Chocolatefreak from Tennessee

Great beer: tastes of floral, citrus, clove, wheat, smooth; hidden ABV 8.2%. First Schneider Weiss beer; will try more.

Dec 22, 2019
4.37 by BrentMcQuirk from Texas on Dec 18, 2019
Tap 5: Meine Hopfenweisse from Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
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