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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4.09/5
1,403 Ratings
Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner HopfenweisseSchneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfenweisse
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
Ranking:
#2,176
Reviews:
768
Ratings:
1,403
pDev:
11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
156
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,403 |  Reviews: 768
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

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Heeenrik
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DyingFlutchman
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kitch
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
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 -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lodisgrisen
3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Iano54
4.52/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Budlum
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kaunshelly
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

500ml bottle into a Weizen glass. Bottle's date and age are unknown.

Appearance: Cloudy/murky dark orange with lots of "floaters". Overall, a beautiful looking beer. One finger tan foam head. Good retention and lacing.

Aroma: I smell yeast and hops on the nose with perhaps the smell of banana entering the picture as well. I really like this combination of smells and it is very pleasing to the nose.

Taste: Medium body with an almost dry mouth feel. I taste yeast and hops along with some herbal cloves with a slightly hoppy/bitter finish but that comes with the territory.

When I picked this up I was thinking I would have a hard time with this beer but the results were exactly the opposite of what I had expected. This is a hoppy beer by German standards but I feel they did it right. Overall, this is a nice twist on the wheat Doppelbock style which being complex enough to keep you interested yet simple enough to not be overdone.

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Photo of fosters9
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
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 +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Pours hazy orange into a glass from a bottle. Offwhite head is quick to diisappear into surface froth after a moment; sediment is visible floating in the liquid.

Aroma is big gooey cooked banana, plenty of toffee malt, yeast, clove and hops. The flavour is a good follow on from that nose with those really hoppy flavours dominating the forefront and middle palate of the beer before you get this change to blood orange malts, clumpy yeast, fresh herbal cloves, and earthy stewed hops on the back. It has a slight vinous quality which permeates the beer and makes it tight, yet the malts sing through giving it a base of rich sweetness as if someone's mixed a Witbier with a Red IPA for craic.

In the mouth it feels fizzy with carbonation, light-medium bodied and then smooth and tingly on the swallow. There is a little dryness in the back but it comes with the territory.

Schneider Weisse haven't put out a bad beer and I'm happy to say that still holds.

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Photo of Griphon
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfenweisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,403 ratings
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