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

Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner HopfenweisseSchneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfenweisse
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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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Ratings: 1,402 |  Reviews: 768
Photo of tdawgydog
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I was really interested in trying the Brooklyn end of this mash up my local beverage store only had the German option available.

A - Pours a typical golden brown, looks like your regular Hefe, but this is where the similarities end.

S - You can smell the hops (the Brooklyn influence) there is also an odd scent that comes off as a soapy smell in this beer, but I can't quite place it.

T - Very well done. I'm not a fan of hopped up brews, but the hops in this brew easily display their presence but don't overpower the beer.

D - The soapy ingredient comes out when you take a swig. It's tough to place, it doesn't taste of soap just the scent is a little off putting.

M - Overall a very good brew, a little thin and you can taste a little bit of the increased ABV but I'd definitely enjoy this again.

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Photo of Thur123
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This pours a cloudy orange yellow with about an inch of head that's thick and fluffy. The smell is that of big piney hops, with lots of citrus fruits as well. There is also a clear sweet malt base that's full and big smelling.

Glug glug glug

Big hop flavor that starts sweet and actually fades to a mellow bitterness in the after taste. The hops are less citrusy then the smell lets on and there is a stronger grass character then I expected. The moth feel is watery and well carbonated. A little disappointing after the little sumpin sumpin, but still pretty good.

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Photo of jasonjlewis
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a huge 2 finger head with good retention and a cloudy orange color.

Smell is of apple, pear, passionfruit and some continental hop varieties.

Taste lacks the traditional clove and banana flavors and smells and instead offers a malt sweetness with apple and pear.

Mouthfeel is sweet and malty with a decent carbonation, not very high.

I could drink this all night, even though the alcohol becomes a little noticable as the beer warms.

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Photo of linnet
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellow colour, small white head, lots of lacing. Aroma is sweet and very hoppy with distinct notes of lemon, wheat and bananas. Flavour is also that full of lemon and hops, refreshing but with a bite, very enjoyable. The mouthfeel is crisp with small lively bubbles. This is like no other weissbier I've tried and i like it!

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Photo of juju7
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

What a cool beer. Had only had 1 example of this tyle before and was recommended to try this. Glad I did. A very exciting nose with that hefe and IPA clash. Those banana notes bumping uglies with some lovely marmalade, orangey hop aromas. Again on the palate that bitterness that you don't get with a regular hefe filling the mouth. Lotsa fun. Really enjoying this beer.

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Photo of jsh420
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a very cloudy murky yellowish brownish orange with a 2 finger head that fades fast and left some lacing

smelled a bit off from the last three bottles i had in the last week - but smells of bacon?? - spicy hops hint of banana - maybe my nose is off

taste has no off flavors - very solid - spicy hops and pale malts/wheat some sweet sour fruit banana- great beer

mouthfeel is light ot medium - highly carbonated that is very playful

drinkability is scary with the 8+%abv - i am having no problems downing this beer - and i had no problems buying all 6 bottles they had at the store last week

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Photo of dwilkins
4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Holy smokes! I don't often drink weissbier cause the phenols are too much for me,

A - A little darker than your average weiss. Cloudy, for sure, but that's to be expected.

S - Hmm - a little bland, maybe some hoppy perfume. Again, to be expected.

T - Whoa. Fantastic! Enough for me to believe it was a yeast beer, yet a definite perfume hop and hop bitterness that created a perfect balance. Slight, if any, phenols, some estery flavors in the finish - certainly, this is not traditional weiss yeast.

M - again very good. More body than a classic weiss, but by no means heavy.

D - If the wife wasn't there to pull me away, I'd be in jail now.

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Photo of unclejimbay
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Schneider-Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse
Private Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Style: Weizenbock @ ABV: 8.20 %
500ml bottle > duvel tulip, from Broudy's on clearance @ $3.29, what a deal!

A 4.5 - Bottle had noticeable sediment as you would see in most unfiltered wheat beers. Excellent foamy pillowing head with respectable head retention and lacing. Dark golden to orange color like a hefe with and orange hint of sunrise meets a sea of wheat ale...
S 4.0 Bold. Spicy. Hoppy. Quickly followed by a sharp hit of boozy-ness, but oddly I like this unique aroma. Reminds me of some spicy triples, almost like a "Lagunitas, we are only in it for the money" - but I actually like this smell as the wheat is subtley evident.
T 4.5 - unique. dig it. but slightly over done. tastes as it smells. hops, then boozyness, followed by jolts of yeast/citrus/spice/and slick warmth. Embrace the unique but citrus boozeyness and it is very enjoyable.
MF 4.0 - high carbo as expected by the sharp psssst... that cut the air upon removing the crown cap. High carbo hides the bold ABV well, almost balancing the stiff bock @ 8.2%.
D 5.0 - In one word - unique. And I like it. And its a steal on clearance at 3.29. I dont usually like the boozyness in over the top brews, but this one is for me. The dymanic friendship duo created a very dynamic brew IMHO. I am not a Weizenbock expert, but I do enjoy the citrus/wheat profile of this brew minus the dark fruit notes that can sometimes be evident. A unique twist on this style - well done and well received by my palete. It's approaching the edge of too strong and booozy, but it's a line I am willing to teeter for this fine brew! at 8.2%.. YES!!! ...if it was 9.2%, probably way to much for this recipe.

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Photo of rtratzlaff
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale gold with billowy white head. Aromas of lemon, citrus, banana, and clove. The flavor is sweet pale wheat malt up front with loads of hop flavors adding lemon rind bitterness to the finish. Quite clove spicy as well. The body makes me think that it is probably a bigger beer and somewhere above 8% it is a big one. Wheaty and Hoppy all in one! Great.

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Photo of CheckMate
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml brown bottle obtained at The Lighthouse in Manchester, ME. shared with BA member MrHurmateeowish. pours a murky yellow with a half inch of off white head that quickly dissipates but leaves a little bit of lacing on the glass. scents of lemon, spices, hops, and malt grace the nose. tastes of lemon, coriander, slight bit of pepper, fruitiness, slight alcohol taste, and a clean finish. moderate carbonation. very nice beer. i'm really impressed by this beer, especially because of the collaboration of the two Brewmasters. Garrett Oliver is awesome!


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Photo of Rudgers73
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Duvel chalice from the bottle. Pours a deep golden color that is crystal clear until the yeast at the bottom clouds it densely with a murky tan, almost trub color. Aroma is full of herbal and zesty hops with a light and refreshing fruity undertone. Flavor is well balanced with all the wheat up front and all of the dry-hopping at the end. Fruity, waxy, wheaty, and spicy. Residual sweetness and stickyness as the drink progresses. I first had this at a tasting where I tastes both of the beers side by side. It was an interesting union of two very different beer making places. Two good breweries, two good beers.

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Photo of Sweasty
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drinking the Schneider version of this collaborative brew. This beer pours a nice cloudy gold. A fluffy white head tops things off. The head settles to a ring. Theres adequate lacing down the glass.

The aroma immediately smells of a combination of oranges and bananas. Theres plenty of spice as well. The spice comes in the form of clove, with a bit of cracked pepper. There is also a bit of bubblegum notes as well.

The taste resembles the nose. Bitter oranges and grapefruit commingle with bananas. Spice follows. Spice is mostly clove w/ some cracked pepper.The finish is drying with an herbal mint hop note. Clove notes linger on the tongue.

The mouthfeel is fullbodied, like a proper Weizenbock. The carbonation more than gets the job done.

This is an interesting brew. It's not the most drinkable of weizenbocks. The alcohol is well hidden, but the brew still drinks a bit strong. I am glad I tried this beer, but I think I prefer my weizens lower on the IBU scale.

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Photo of crossovert
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Saw this in the store and figured the time was now to get it. Pours a nice hazy hefe gold, nice thick white head, though not as billowing as most.

This one has a great scent, you can smell the dry hopping and it has a nice citrus spice character. Theres some traditional fruity wheaty hefe scent in here too which intrigues me to try it.

It's a taste experience, it has a nice balance though its as expected a far hoppier version of the darker hefe's. It starts with a typical wheat flavor and then leads into a nice bit of hops, nice and bitter.

It's medium bodied and not quite the most drinkable brew. It paired nicely with some guacamole and chips.

Overall it's a style thats very taboo and hard to find a decent example of but this is probably the quintiseential hopfen-weisse.

Put against the Brooklyn one they are almost equal with this one tasting slightly better an the Brooklyn one smelling and looking better.

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Photo of bobsy
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thank Shawn for pulling this one out - its been on my wants list for a while!

This is a beautiful looking beer. A hazy yellow body supports a generous white head, that laces very well. A strong yeasty aroma greets the nose, along with honey, citric hops and wheat. A deceptive hint of vanilla too. Its not as spicy as a regular weizen, substituting spiciness for hoppiness. On top of a strong wheat backbone floral and piny hops provide a good dose of bitterness, while there's some great notes of yeast and fruity malts. The alcohol is practically hidden, and this doesn't drink like an 8% beer. The body isn't as heavy as I'd expect, but is still somewhat like a milkshake.

This is a bit of a category defier. Its somewhat of a souped up weizen, but without some of the weizenbock notes that define that style. Regardless of what box this beer falls into I do know one thing - its damn good.

Edited to add: I've now had the Brooklyn version, and I'd say while they are both very different interpretations, I think they essentially tie as far as quality is concerned.

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Photo of MaxBrews
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into something slightly resembling a weizen glass

Appearance: Pours a hazy medium orange color with a nice head that fades quickly, revealing a lacing that just keeps a ring at the edge of glass.

Smell: Wow We got some hops! A nice flowery hop blend with estery banana notes, cloves, lemon an a bit of spice. A nice strain of yeast in the aroma

Taste: Heffeweizen taste, with spicy clove and fruity banana and lemon notes. Big difference in this is the hop-level. A nice amount of hoppiness. Floral but not in your face a bit. For an 8.2% beer there is no presence of alcohol in this beer.

Mouthfeel: A nice carbonation, not disturbing an anyway, the only thing on the table about this is the dry finish which I'm guessing is due to the hops. Great if you love that sort of thing but I could see some people not liking it.

Drinkability: Extremely drinkable at 8.2% Its so easy to drink fast and I'm paying for it now. A great brew, for me it was like a hoppy heffe, i really dug this beer, Now to try the brooklyn version.

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Photo of baggio
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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A: Golden orange with a small, beige, head.

S: Wheat, Yeast, Grass, Cloves, Spices.

T: Cloves, Banama, Sour wheat, Exotic fruit, White bread.

M: Very smooth and balanced with plenty of carbonation making it a very drinkable beer. Goes down easy.

This is a very original take on a Weizenbock but a damn good one. One of the best beers i've tried this year!

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL brown bottle with a freshness date of 09.048 1-3. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin cap of light beige foam that fades very quickly.

The hallertau hops are bright and grassy with lots of lemony accents. Some cloves make an appearance, as well as some wheat sharp tang. Smells pretty good, certainly different.

Hop flavors are abound in this beer as lemon, grapefruit and orange citrus leads the way. Clove and wheat notes are also recognizable, but the typical banana is nowhere to be found. Alcohol is there, but is kept in check pretty well. Seems a bit less yeasty than the Brooklyn version and a bit more alcoholic. This is a very fun beer to drink and is stylistically unique. I will definitely buy this again.

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Photo of Zraly
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy gold with a fluffy white head. Nice lacing in the glass. Nice yeasty smell.

If I had to sum up the taste, mouthfeel and drinkability in two words, I'd say "sweet funk." Loads of flavor - part traditional hefeweizen flavor, part spicy pale ale. Very fruity and acidic, with a pinch of clove and a hint of black pepper in the finish. Alcohol is hidden, so beware1

Something different but refreshing for the warm summer months. I think it would go well with teriyaki meat and/or spicy pizza.

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Photo of Pencible
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured a hazy gold with fluffy white head. It smelled like lemon and banana and sour wild yeast, with creamy wheat and pepper. The taste was dominated by lemon and orange zest, followed by nutty malt and fresh earthy wheat and sour yeast, with a bit of peach and alcohol. It was fairly thick with moderate carbonation, and had a bitter aftertaste. Overall this was a wonderful weizenbock. It had a great hoppy taste, while still remaining true to the style. It had great body too, and hid the alcohol well, so it was very easy to drink. This might be the perfect summer lager.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a very pretty beer with excellent head retention. It's a dark gold color with a thick inch-thick topping of foam. The nose is quite tart, with a light touch of hops. Hmm, two flavor characteristics that don't go well together: bitterness and acidity. I suspect this would be an excellent beer absent the strong hop presence: it's got a light fruitiness, a load of cloviness, and a delicious, refreshing acidity higher than normal in most weizens. But the bitterness dries things out and just doesn't fit in.

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Photo of kappldav123
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to joss for this bottle. The bottle looks really, really good, the beer in the glass is incredible. Very turbid, aroma like a barley wine. Tastes the same - very strong, hoppy, finish very long and intense. Can't remember a beer as good as this!

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Photo of katan
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml into a pint

A - Pours a light to medium golden color. Lots of hazing, and a light head formation. light white film left behind.

S - Spicy yeasty smell - strong clove and cinnamon notes. Some light banana backdrop.

T - Starts off with a smooth and sweet malt flavor with only the lightest wheat astringency. Mid-stream some bitterness forms, but no hopping. Some alcohol warming taste in the mid-stream. Finishes with a super strong hit of estery clove and banana notes, very german hefe. Aftertaste is certainly phenolic.

M - Moderate to strong body - backed up by the sugars of the beer and the strong carbonation profile. As on the taste, some alcohol warming. No much for aftertaste.

D - Very easy drinking - smooth flavors. Very summery taste profile is awfully refreshing. ABV is a bit high, and will easily sneak up on you.

Interesting beer - i love the german hefes, and this one is an interesting spin on it.

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Photo of mintjellie
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful hazy golden orange body. Massive four finger white head is foamy and tight with unbelievable retention. Carbonation is very visible and very steady. Patchy lacing. Rolled the bottle with some remaining beer on my desk to dislodge the yeast while waiting for the head to recede a bit. Poured that last bit out, and watched the beer turn damned near opaque with suspended yeast. The opacity darkens it up a little bit.

Tropical fruit and oranges. Earthy hop aroma. Some banana and spice comes through. Not what I'd think of as a typical hefe aroma, but extremely appetizing. Smells big and balanced.

Pronounced hop character. I find it citrusy and resinous. Pineapple? Banana flavour comes through mid-palate before a just shy of moderately bitter finish. Big flavours that are very well balanced. It's very sweet. Alcohol is noticeable but not hot.

Full bodied with medium carbonation. Feels creamy, but the carbonation helps it avoid being syrupy and cloying. So drinkable. I'm halfway through this already?

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Photo of zeff80
4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a bubbly, one-finger head of white foam. It left trails of soapy lace.

S - It smelled nutty and malty. Lots of clove aroma and mild wheat notes.

T - It tasted spicy and hoppy. A good blend of maltiness and wheat flavors. There are some clove flavors, too.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a smooth finish. A light to medium-bodied brew.

D - This is a really delicious weizenbock. Lighter in color than most but it tastes great.

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Photo of MasterSki
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My bottle looks a touch different, but I'm pretty sure I'm reviewing the German one, as it comes in a 500ml bottle. Served in a weizen glass.

A - Tons of reverse-waterfall foam that eventually settles to four fingers of a slow-dissolving pillow-like light blonde head with spotty lacing. Hazed dark straw/white peach color with the obvious hefe sediment. Pretty typical hefe - would have liked more lace and a little darker color.

S - You can tell the hops have aged a little in this one, but they are still very present with rich zesty orange and tropical fruits coming through. This is in addition to some spice, pepper and banana coming from the base beer and some sharp wheat and yeast smells. It's very nice, and I suspect it was even better when fresh.

T - The taste is much more simplistic - very sweet with some banana, orange, floral notes, and spicy yeast. It's fine, but a bit of a disappointment compared to the intricate smell. I'm not getting a ton of hop bitterness - the aftertaste is pretty clean with just a touch of yeast to it.

M - Nice medium-thick body, low-moderate carbonation with only the slightest tingle, nice sticky residual feel. Kind of unusual - I guess that's the bock side coming out.

D - The 500ml are fine, but with the 8.2% ABV that's plenty for me. The great mouthfeel keeps me sipping, even with the somewhat so-so taste.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfenweisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 85% out of 100 with 1,402 ratings
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