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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany
schneider-weisse.de

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,367
Reviews:
758
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
11.06%
 
 
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51
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Photo of Houborg1
3.03/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

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 Distrex
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of mcrawford
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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 gwydno
4.71/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of solarthief
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VoxRationis
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 BaileyMitch
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DyingFlutchman
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 muratgurer
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Budlum
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kaunshelly
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fosters9
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 wpreynolds
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Griphon
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of goalie35
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 Slim_720
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acbarca
4.62/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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