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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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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Photo of bum732
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very cloudy and murky orange yellow, nice creamy head, decent lacing. Smells of tropical fruits, some cinnamon, little clove, some black pepper spiciness, earthy hops. Tastes of resiny and spicy malt up front followed by a pronounced bitterness and more hoppiness. Some tropical fruits throughout, especially passion fruit and pineapple. Finishes quite spicy with a tad of alcohol. Fairly dry, good carbonation for the style.

An interesting beer. Much hoppier and more tropical fruits than the Brooklyn version, i think i like their version better. However, the hops in this beer are fantastic, i love the dry hopping of noble hops. A must try.

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

Appearance: Schneider-Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse pours a slightly turbid carrot orange colour along with a 2 " tall, darker shade of beige crown of great persistence. It slowly diminishes, ultimately leaving a lid creating its own coffin and grave. However, small bubbles tend to either ascend or simply just relax at the bottom much like worms all too busy devouring a putrid cadaver or like metamorphosed saprovores crawling their way through the soil to infest a newly deceased with their spawn...

(The bottom residue obviously leaves the final glass looking ridiculously opaque, just like a weisse should enshrouded in obscurity, like taking a nocturnal stroll on a misty street of 19th century England).

Smell: Plenty of wheat, which is always neat and there's more than a pinch of yeast, to say the least. A sweetness resemblant to that of carrot juice (and to a lesser extent caramel) along with some cloves and a salty(!) backdrop of green olives.

Taste: Lively floral hoppiness, hints of olivebread, the banana characteristics of many a weissbeers is more or less pushed aside by the way more evident bitterness. Not to say that it holds some sweetness - for it surely does! But it's more so in the vein of say dried apricot, and maybe carrot and as the beer warms a touch of plums and caramel start to emerge, adding another dimension to the sweetness.

Continually, the bitterness is actually not all that dominating but it's longevity is greater than any other flavour. Small doses of zesty acidity sneak up on the tongue in between the major tastes, like an insurgent ninja-squadron stealthily planting their bombs to go of in a seemingly random order, then the rebels attack the taste buds with a spicy, almost peppery finish.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth and thick, not quite syrup-like full in texture, but nonetheless thick and the medium-strong carbonation does a good job refreshing the whole experience.

Drinkability: Solid experience, holds a lot of variety and subtle depths, yet nothing seems out of place or too extravagant, woven together quite nicely!

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

Picked up the Schneider version of this beer at the new, super-nice beer section in my local Fred Meyer. CHEAP, too, only $2.29. Pours a pretty, deep golden color with significant cloudiness. Not much of a head, just a thin layer of slightly creamy, stark white bubbles that leave a touch of lacing on the glass.
The aroma is heavily influenced by the weizen yeast, with nice banana esters and a touch of clove. Light, bready malt and a good dose of citrusy hops with a heavy hit of grapefruit and pineapple round out the appealing bouquet.
Palate is rather fruity up front, with pineapple, banana, and grapefruit notes all making an appearance. The malt provides a light bready sweetness that underlies all of the fruity action in the front of the mouth. A moderate amount of bitterness emerges before the swallow, but the finish is rather smooth. This is an interesting offering, in that the hops are definitely right up front and in your face, yet never particularly bitter or astringent. A unique, thoroughly drinkable beer that offers some surprises and masks its relatively high alcohol content well.

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

Pours with a healthly head consisting of tight, tiny bubbles which leaves chunky lacing on the glass. Color is cloudy yellow. The smell is slightly fruity with some grape and yeasty-ness and some hints of malt in there too. The taste was not what I was expecting from the aroma. A big hit of malt starts off the taste and then bitterness takes over with a slightly astringent, drying finish. This is one interesting beer. The bottle says it's a hefeweizen ale, and BA has it listed at a Weizenbock. I'd lean more more towards the weizenbock. Regardless, this is one mighty tasty beer!

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Photo of Brad007
4.7/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden-amber color with a one-finger head into my fluted tulip. Nice color for the style.

Aroma is full of floral, grassy hops with a touch of wheat and clove. Also a touch of mint from the hops. Very nice.

Floral, grassy hops make their presence known upfront followed by clove, banana and wheat flavors. Alcohol is well-hidden. A bit of citrus as well.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering clove, banana and wheat. Nice mouthfeel that adds to the style and an overall interesting beer.

I've had the Brooklyn version and now this version. I would say that both versions are equal but I give this version the edge as it has more body to it and different hops. Both are equally interesting.

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Photo of erz316
3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

.5L bottle into paulaner glass

A - this is darker than the majority, though in no means is it like a dunkel weizen kind of dark. The abundant amount of yeast that one can wash up from the bottom makes the beer much more turbid, so probably that is the cause of the darker colour. The beer, when initially pouring, has no head but then it erupts out of nowhere. Let me reemphasize how much yeast is in the beer: enough that the top of the glass is so much noticeably darker than the bottom. The head is white and leaves a lot of lace around the glass.

S - an extremely spicy and aggressive smelling beer. Big amounts of hops make up the base of the beer, while the mid and bottom notes are of fruity sweetness combined with some sharper citrus rind and light Indian spices. Perhaps a bit of alcohol as the beer begins moving up.

T - well I sure just realized the German word for hops. Initial taste is almost exclusively of hops, some alcohol warmth as the brew warms up in mouth. The backing behind this is the wheat, which has to be there, though I cannot exclusively detect it, because the flavor is not simply of hops. As beer warms, and after some agitation, the yeast presence becomes very noticeable, as with the booze aspect. the finish has the booze still going strong and the wheat flavour actually starts to come out, oddly enough; the hops are not overpowering in this stage. After taste has a good combination of the yeast, wheat, and hops (finally); nothing is overbearing.

MF&D - nothing extra ordinary but nothing negative, a solid body with good carbonation.

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Photo of CHickman
4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours cloudy gold with a fluffy 1 inch head; smells of bread, yeast, malt and spices. Great lacing that grabbed the sides and left a line after each sip. Tastes complex and is spicy and sweet at the same time with a mix of malt, yeast, barley, orange peel, some hops, caramel and fruit (either apple or orange/lemon).

Medium carbonation with a delicious zesty mix of flavors that changes and adds a little difference with each sip; this beer went down too easy and overall is an excellent beer with a nice kick to it!

Both the beers made together by Schneider Weisse & Brooklyn Brewery are outstanding, grab them any time they are available!

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

Landed in VT yesterday, excited to drink this while its still around...

Poured into my .5L Weihenstephaner glass, great fluffy head, plus retention, plus lacing. Exceptionally hazy with high amounts of hop sediment from the dry hopping. Could have checked to see if it was dry hopped before pouring it, but oh well... Bright amber-brown.

The nose on this beer is unequivocally amazing. bready, fruity and hoppy all at the same time. biscuits give way to bananas and sweet apples which in turn give way to pine and lemon.

Taste is nearly as complex as the nose. Slightly heavier on the green apples on the palate than on the nose. I cant tell if that flavor is supposed to be there, but it works well enough for this guy. Hops are not as prominent as they perhaps once were. They serve to dry the palate but dont linger too long. Bready malts hang around instead.

Mouthfeel is rather odd. Carbonation is understated, yet this beer is creamy rather than syrupy. Seems like an anomaly to me. cool nonetheless.

drying hops balance the bready malts to make this dangerously drinkable for a beer at 8.5%.

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Photo of jwheeler85
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

By far, my favorite summer beer

A- Colors range from a straw yellow where the glass is thinner, to a nice apricot color in thicker areas.

S- Sweet smelling up front, definitely has some crisp floral hop aromas with some blended spices behind that, and some sweet fruity smells (orange, nectarine)

T- Maintains a good level of maltiness throughout with a slight hybrid orange / nectarine subtleties. A balanced hop bitterness develops with each sip and finishes with a slight clove spice note and a dry astringent sensation that offsets the sweet start.

M- Creamy and effervescent. Medium bodied.

D- This is good drinking. The astringent finish leaves me wanting another sip... it's a setup. ABV is a bit high though, so I would only drink two of these in a sitting.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfenweisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,418 ratings