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

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Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner HopfenweisseSchneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfenweisse

Brewed by:
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.

Added by John_M on 07-16-2007

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1.49/5  rDev -63.6%

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1.85/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Swamp water, opaque, muddy, yellowed tan with a large-pocked, everlasting pile of dirty snow fed by erupting geysers of bubbles.

It looks sorta good, at least. It's also looks like storm sewer discharge, but that's not so out of style parameters.

Talc and crushed aspirin hit the nose first and hardest, then keeping its sere and acrid lean, it drifts towards rusted tin. Lemon and dandelion come next. A tenebrous doughiness provides the only glint of malt. It doesn't even hint at being a weizenbock, aroma-wise- and I can enjoy a hopped-up version of anything, with hallertauers being amongst my favorite varietals- this quite simply smells like a junkyard sprinkled with pills.
There's a thin crust pizza dough maltiness that is the first entrant in the mouth. It turns richer and doughier with a vague approximation of under-baked banana bread. But banana is never truly a feature, and the wheat (which should be paramount here) barely ekes out traces of dough. Likewise, the weizen yeast is far too subtle or too far over-matched. There is no clove, no pepper, no anything. A whelp of lemon precedes a weed and alum drenched hop closure. It rides out and lingers crushingly of rusted metal, with further caustic medicinals. Acrid, atonal, and just utterly abysmal. Nothing works together here, and the hops are just downright uncouth and full of negative flavors, even if not overbearingly loud, they are just amazingly disjointed.
The body is a thickened medium with a staunch carbonation. It's a frame that could work, and it is probably the one thing here that keeps me from dumping it.
But even yet this teeters on totally undrinkablity, the clownish hops marginalize the malt and yeast traits (which isn't much of a feat, given that both of the later are non-entities). Let me reiterate; This is a weizenbock without significant contributions for yeast or malt. If the hopping worked well, it be a less of an issue, though it would still be a significant if not fatal flaw. But the hops don't, and not by a long shot, as they only add to this wreckage.
With two solid brewers, someone should have stood up and stated the obvious:
This is thoroughly fucked.
Let's try again.

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2/5  rDev -51.1%

Photo of Das_Reh
2.01/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a weizen from a chilled bottle, 10/20/2014

A = This beer is completely opaque, coppery yellow, with tons of yeast and sediment in the suspension. One finger head, thick lacing.

S = citrusy hops, bitter oranges, wheat, a hint of booze, not getting any of the typical German wheat aromas

T = very heavy on the orange flavor, almost like straight orange juice, tangy and crisp. Alcohol is present, and solvent flavors noticeable on the finish. Sad to see no banana or bready flavors come to the party. If they are there, they are overshadowed by the heavy citrus flavor and bitterness. Pretty much rotten orange juice and acetone.

M = Medium bodied, lacks the creamy mouthfeel I'd normally expect from the hefes and weizenbocks.

O = An interesting take on a weizenbock, but lacking balance in all areas of the style.

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2.08/5  rDev -49.1%

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2.2/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Deep, hazy gold. Sticky, off-white head settles pretty quickly to a solid half inch, and stays through the pint, leaving nice lacing.

Banana ester is quite strong in this bottle, with a hearty kick of clove. It does not make a pleasant combination with the abundant, somewhat aggressive hops. Sweet malt enters the mix, and does not help the situation.

On the thin side of medium in the mouth. The hops and spicy wheat are in control here, though the clove makes itself known in the long finish. Good slightly sweet malt in there as well. A bit hot to boot. Definitely tastes better than it smells.

Carbonation is appropriate for a weizen, with the abundant bubbles doing a fine palate-scrubbing job here.

Full points for originality here, but I just don't like this. It's virtually undrinkable for me.

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2.25/5  rDev -45%

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2.25/5  rDev -45%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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2.56/5  rDev -37.4%
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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2.59/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

This is a .5L bottle of the latest batch from Schneider. (The label has changed a bit from the original release.) I bought a few bottles of the first batch, but I didn't like them. They all had a mild sour something was wrong with them. Thankfully, this new bottle does not have the same problem. Still, I'm not a huge fan of this brew. I love hoppy American and European brews, plus I love German-style weizen beers. However, this uber hoppy weizen brew just don't seem to work for me. In this Schneider version, there's a prevalent soapy character I just can't get past. It's in the aroma and the taste, and I figure it's from the hop variety used. Unfortunately for me, the character takes me back to when I was a kid and said a bad word. My Mom's punishment for my mistake was having me suck on a bar of bath soap. Although not as horrible as that, this beer has a soapy character and bitterness that brought me right back to those old forgotten days of gagging on a bar of soap. It wasn't so bad that I couldn't finish the bottle, but at the same time I doubt I'll be buying this brew again. I tried this bottle side-by-side with the Brooklyn version (and I've also had the similar-in-style New Glarus Imperial Weizen). It seems like I should like all three of those brews a lot, but alas I guess it's not meant to be. Maybe if they used the same wonderful hops as in Sam Adams Imperial Pils, I would like all them better? I'm not sure. As it stands, Aventinus is one of my all-time favorite brews. I also think the Aventinus Eisbock and regular Schneider Weisse are very good. I love that Schneider is trying something different with the Hopfen-Weisse, but I'll stick with Schneider's other offerings.

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2.59/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nomisugitai
2.6/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Big dissapointment.

Appearance - Nice head, yeasty weizen

Smell - Nice hop smell with a little yeast

Taste - Sweet malt liquor. Reminded me of OE. Not good. Alcohol takes over.

Mouthfeel - Syrupy

Drinkability - I wouldn't want to drink more than 1

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Photo of BeerImmediately
2.6/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours w/a healthy, bubbly white head over an opaque / dirty, dirty blond. No lacing.

Aromas are full of mango and tangy citrus on the top, and some bready/yeasty qualities as you dive in. Seems odd.

Flavors are full of tangy citrus - mostly lime, followed by some blood orange. This is a Weizenbock? Just a very minor touch of banana, maybe a hint of clove like spice. Maybe I got a bad batch?

Mouthfeel is really clean/bright for the style. I'm used to a richer feel. Appropriate level of carbonation.

Don't get me wrong - this is a fairly tasty concoction, but it seemed well off of what a weizenbock should be. Given that this is from Schneider - the king of wheat beers - I will certainly try it again, just to make sure I'm not having a bad batch.

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2.73/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Man, something about chefs, kitchens, broths, and too many. I mean, I figured this beer was pretty much a slam-dunk. Scheider und Sohn, one of the best Weizen brewers in Germany and Brooklyn, one one the best brewers in America. I mean, how could this beer fail to be awesome?

I think the answer is cross-cultural miscommunication. The weizen elements of this beer are very subtle and weak. This isn't merely in keeping with the German's present desire for a weaker beer, but also with the German notion that Americans can't handle real beer. The hops and alcohol, on the other hand, are depending on *something* being there that just isn't.

It comes out feeling like an IPA without any malt support. There is a faint estery push, but it reminds me more of a homebrew fermented too warm as opposed to a genuine hopfen weizen.

This beer really could have *been* something, but it just ain't. It wants to be some high alcohol, low taste, high hop junk like Belgium is pooping out right now. Germany ought be a step above that.

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2.76/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured the 16oz bottle into my Weizen glass.

A: nice dark golden and orange color with a nice three finger white creamy head. Good retention.

S: citrus is the predominant smell on the nose followed by banana bread; there was a bit of metallic smell too

T: hops were predominant to the point that it overshadowed other flavors such as citrus fruits and banana. The hops influence make this beer very bitter... in fact way too bitter, imo. Also some spicy notes of cloves.

M: medium body with medium carbonation. Unfortunately the ABV is not very well hidden and you notice it as you're drinking the beer.

O: a bit disappointed in this one. After having a good experience with the Schneider Weissbier I was excited to try this one but it ended up being a very bitter beer that imo hid some of the taste qualities that I could tell were present from the smell.

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Photo of harrymel
2.77/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottled: unk

Gold apricot with a solid quilt of marshmallow foam and lots of lace. Aroma of licorice, BO, weed, some black olive and some metal. Malts, yeast, some plastic, some banana, some more yeast and bitterness. Full bodied with moderate carb and a dry finish. Meh.

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Photo of Tejon
2.83/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

So fresh and citric flavour.

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Photo of B967ierhunter177
2.84/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a hazy, bold gold with thick head and lasting lace. The aroma is citrus and banana with a bit of hay. It's flavor is typical hefeweizen, banana, lemon,and some vanilla. It has a strong alcohol background that becomes more prevalent then overwhelming as it warms. The mouthfeel is medium, very filling. Schneider - Brooklyner Hopfen - Weisse is a decent beer, could rate better with less alcohol burn. Slightly recommended.

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2.86/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a mug. Bottled on Feb. 11, 2011.

Appearance: Golden orange color with a nice head that lasts. It seems to have a decent amount of carbonation.

Smell: Has a sweet smell with herbal characteristics. It seems to have a dry smell but mainly sweetness is coming through.

Taste: Has an initial sweet taste that I find hard to overcome. It fades to a bitterness that is refreshing. The citrus flavor outshines the hefeweizen wheat flavor and has a slight soapy taste.

Mouthfeel: Crisp smoothness that sits in the mouth well. Light carbonation that goes down smooth.

Overall: Not as good as I had hoped. The other Schneider beers I have tried were exceptional but this one I did not like very much. The unique flavor of the beer was not to my liking particularly the odd sweetness it has followed by the slight bitterness. Not sure I would try again.

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Photo of WhiteOak
2.86/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- Cloudy, dark orange-amber color. Copious large sediment particles float throughout. The moderate head is yellowy-tan.

S- A strong grapefruit citric hops smell obscures the delicate classic hefe-weizen aroma of clove & banana. Fruity smells of apricot are apparent, but the aromatic profile is clumsy and out of balance.

T- Citric hops completely upstage and overshadow the delicate Hefe-Weizen wheat flavor, and the unhappy international marriage results in a soapy taste with a shot of Pine-Sol. The bitter finish steps upon any hopes of the wonderful classic lingering Hefe flavors.

As a dedicated admirer of both the long-proven and accepted traditional Hefe-Weizen beer and the unquestionably great brewery of G. Schneider & Sohn, I must respectfully submit that it was a shame to dedicate such valuable resources and production capacity to the conversion of a Hefe-Weizen into a pseudo IPA.

If the "American ingenuity" (as the label states) was merely to toy with a classic recipe by "robustly dry-hopping" an otherwise perfect beer, then it appears to me at least that the Americans should not be invited to collaborate on such an iconic beer at such a time-stable house.

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