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

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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 yuno
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chebode2
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tomsquarey
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours brown and leaves the same colored body with some red/amber-ish tints around the sides of the weizen glass; just a little bit of lacing; the smell has a large amount of roasted dark wheat with a good amount of dark fruits coming through in a sweet and somewhat "banana" estery sort of way; the flavor is mainly sweet and yeasty with that roasted wheatiness coming back to embolden a lengthy sort of sweetened yet sticky aftertaste and a dry sweet finish, its not as easy on the palate as probably some would like, but hey an 8.2% weizenbock, what does one expect?.... overall, I say this is a great weizenbock that should set the standard for the style.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was on a short trip to The Bottle Room in Downingtown, PA recently in support of PHL Beer Week 2017 when I saw this bottle on their shelves. I am reluctant to build up the dwindling Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody, but my efforts have made enough room that I do not feel TOO guilty about its purchase.

From the bottle: "Bottle fermented, brewed according to the Renheitsgebot"; "Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfenweisse is a collaboration between brewmaster Hans-Peter Drexler of the result of the Schneider Weissbier Brewery and Garrett Oliver of the Brooklyn Brewery. Garrett and Hans-Peter have long admired each other's beers. Now togetherthey bring you a new sensation, a pale weissbock robustly dry-hopped with the Hallertauer Saphir variety grown in the fields near the Schneider brewery. Hoppy, zesty and supremely refreshing, Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfenweisse is a delicious blend of Bavarian craftsmanship and American ingenuity."

I Pop!ped the cap & having noted that it was bottle fermented (conditioned), I began a very slow, gentle pour so as not to rouse any lees that may have settled. Once enough had been decanted into my awaiting 0.4L stein, I gave it a vigorous in-glass swirl to raise just under two fingers of dense, rocky, French Vanilla-colored head with decent retention. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose had a musty, slightly sour quality akin to ripening cheese. Hmmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was rather odd, very earthy with a cheesy, grassy flavor of a soft cheese made from milk where the cow had grazed on both hay and grass. This was very different from what I was expecting, but it lent the beer a real sense of terroir since it was very evocative of its place of origin. I especially liked it since it was not at all sweet, as many Bock-style beers can be. Instead, the hops imparted an earthiness vice a bitterness, allowing the heat of the alcohol to simmer on the tongue. Finish was dry and satiating. One of these & I was ready for a break! Phew.

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Photo of South2NW
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Houborg1
3.03/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of josanguapo
4.73/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From decervecitas. In Bavaria glass. Watching Los Soprano 6x12-13. Really refreshing and original, with lots of fresh and addictive grassy, even flowerly, hops that completely hide its high ABV. Great price!

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Photo of mishi_d
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mongrel
3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
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 +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Ri0
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moose1980
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

As per usual with a Hefeweizen, poured until there was a little left in the bottle, which was then swirled and topped off the glass. However, instead of the typical cloudiness, this yeast remained suspended in the top half, giving it an egg yolk-like, unappealing look. The aroma makes up for it though; it smells like fresh hops - grassy, melon - so much that the ubiquitous Hefeweizen aromas don't show up greatly. Regardless, a refreshing scent. Taste is kind of messy and harsher than I would have thought. It has a weird, almost chlorine-like aftertaste. Tingling mouthfeel. Overall, not bad, but not nearly as smooth as their other offerings. It has been a few years since I've had the collab with Brooklyn (same beer?), but I remember it being better than this one.

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Photo of mcrawford
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Galijun
4.61/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tomais
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
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 +1.5%
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 +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of solarthief
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VoxRationis
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
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 -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of windowside
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ajdemma
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenBreeg
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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