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

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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 Shemmy
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Just going on my second bottle ever. Really am amazed by this one. I can understand that some may not like it. But it is just amazingly pineapple with a floral finish. Utterly unique beer that would be utterly brilliant after a bottle of Unser Aventinus probably my favorite beer!

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Photo of brianbeze
3.17/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

look: There wasn't as much head as I'd though there would be. Looks like a standard weiss beer, cloudy but a little darker. Not bad but not good just average

Smell: I smell maltiness and alcohol. The alcohol burns my nostrils and there is a sharp peppery scent to it with a bready base.

Taste: Starts out with the alcohol, then the bread then notes of grapefruit and a little orange. A real bitter aftertaste again with grapefruit flavors. A little bit of a grassy flavor in their as well. Very sweet and bitter at the same time.

Feel: thick and sticks to your mouth while also drying it out. Mildly carbonated.

Overall: Its not bad it just seems like its missing a badly needed floral aroma. I suppose a bock isn't supposed to taste too flowery but the hops throw a little too much grapefruit at me and it seems like a one-trick pony. I love grapefruit flavored IPA's (not real grapefruit but the hoppy taste) but thins seemed like a bad beer to showcase these hops. They also seem like bad hops to showcase the wheat malt as the warm sweetness was competing with the bitter citrus in a bad way. Its not terrible but I probably wouldn't consider it balanced very well to my tastes.

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Photo of Kuaff
4.57/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Cellar temperature in my weizen glass.

Classic German wheat beer presentation of a rocky white head over a glowing cloudy orange. Dense, elegant lacing. Beauteous to behold.

That aroma is somethin' else. A distinct citrus bouquet of orange, lemon, and lime, some peach, honey, and vanilla. And sweet white bread. Woo!

The flavor is like fresh squeezed orange juice at first! Then I get more tropical fruit like pineapple and peach. The incredibly juicy fruitiness dries up into a crispy-clean, biscuity, bready finish. Well done.

The feel is appropriately full, sprightly, and spritzy.

Fantastic weizenbock. The hoppiness went over my head a bit since I'm a hops-desensitized IPA drinker, but they definitely have more of a presence here than in other wheat beers I've had. More notably, it gushes tropical fruit, which really makes it shine.

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Photo of aleigator
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Schneider weisse hopfenweisse

Glowing, slightly hazy, golden color with a decent head.

Offers up a fantastic nose, exhibiting floral notes, slightly herbal grass, clove and a ripe fruitiness of banana and orange peel. Grassy hops are well recognizable among a note of honey and bready yeast. Quite complex and intriguing.

Has a perfectly fitting medium carbonation with a smooth mouthfeel to it, thanks to the pleasantly present yeast.

Tastes of bread, leavy hops and a honey sweetness, balanced by a refreshing, medium hop bitterness. Its fruity flavors blend very well into slightly warming honey and biscuity malts, while the hops really amp up the whole character of the beer, pushing it gently into a floral bitterness, without denying its initial flavors. Finishes sweeter, with honey infused yeast smoothness among pepper and dried orange, hiding its higher abv perfectly.

The hoppiness adds a new dimension to the beer, elevating it into the fuller Saisons-, Tripel category. Throughout enjoyable, versatile on the palate, with a very convincable counterpart to the typical Bock sweetness.

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Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

- look not as large as a head as most german beers, but nice hazy dark gold
- a lot of cloves and hops some yeast but the hops really hop out
-not as bread and yeast tasting as some of the darker one in this style, this has alot more hop profile with great clove and some citrus fruit notes
- smooth the hops give a carbonation sensation but its apart it form the hops in the aftertaste
- overall a great beer one of the best in this style i have had

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Photo of Arminius757
4.78/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

What. A. Brew.
Been all over Germany during my time abroad. Had lots and lots of different Weisse beers, but this one takes the cake.
Pours a beautiful dark cloudy orange color, with a tint of blond coming through. A nice forthy thick head tops it off that sticks around.
The smeel is simply great. The hops really pokes out, with smeels of citrus, grapefruit, and the traditional banana, clover, and yeast.
The taste is even better. The hops comes through to add some real depth to this brew, but it doesnt add bitterness. No, this one is sweet, and all the better for it. You can really pull out the grapefruit and banana with a nice yeasty backing. Good mouth feel, with a nice level of carbonation. I couldnt get enough of this, only wish I bought more than one bottle...

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Photo of zac16125
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500mL bottle into a pilsner glass
Bottled on: 080114

A: Hazy, dark golden, 3+ fingers width of white head that has good retention before dissipating down and leaves a good amount of lacing. 3.75

S: Lota of citrus, quite hoppy, huge grapefruit and some orange, subtle wheat characters and zesty spice. 3.75

T: Like the nose there’s lots of citrus, subtle fruity esters, some wheat. 3.5

M/D: Fuller side of medium bodied, carbonation appropriate, ABV very well masked, drinkability is average. 3.75

O: This one wasn’t for me. Not a bad beer, but nothing special and not at all what I look for in the style. 3.75

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The color is a hazy chestnut tinted blond and a rich 1” cream colored foam collar
S: Bread and caramel aromas, tropical fruit, banana, clove, and earthy hops.
T: An assertive hop presence balances the bready banana clove flavors of the weissbock.
F: full body and slightly above average carbonation. Very creamy texture.
O: I liked the balance of the assertive hop flavors and the weissbock character.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It's an IPA, full of pine and pineapple with the obligatory touch of compost, so I should probably hate it. But it's also a weizenbock by Schneider Weisse, whom I love - so the whole thing just feels insane.

In that insanity, there is a remarkable beer. I'm just not sure if it's really for me.

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Photo of drmeto
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

-pours a cloudy golden-orange with a medium, frothy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
-Follows the nose plus a typical banana taste
-medium bitterniss
-spritzy carbonation
-alcohol very well hidden
very good brew

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Photo of JPowell712
3.59/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very different. I liked the hop flavor, but to me it tasted like someone took and IPA and mixed it into an unfiltered wheat beer. It was good but nothing that really blew my mind.

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Photo of shillzor
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, dried apricot color, with a bit of light sneaking through around the edges of the glass. Has a three-finger head which dissipates into a half-finger of foam. It also has some sparkling, tight lacing. Very nice looking beer.

Aroma: No need to bury your nose into this one. It's got a pungent aroma that fills the room upon opening. Tropical fruit, apricot, clove, and a bit of citrus on the nose.

Taste: Tropical fruit and apricot at first, followed by a bitter, citrusy finish. At 8.2% ABV, the alcohol bites through, especially as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Weizen-smooth with a slight prickle. Unfortunately the bitter, alcoholic finish throws off the balance. It's actually a bit of a chore to finish the whole glass.

Overall: There are certainly things to like about this beer, but the lack of balance put me off. I'll definitely opt for the Aventinus over this one in the future.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very tasty combination of flavors is at work in this beer. The collaboration style works for me - the nose and appearance of a Hefeweizen, combined with IPA elements, is both interesting And satisfying. It is hard to describe, but somehow I like it.

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Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Typical hefewiezen appearance. Very cloudy. Huge head. Amber appearance. A bit darker than a standard hefe but still more golden than brown. High carbonation just about visible through the murkiness.

Yeasty aroma. Hints of candied fruit and a little bit mild of citrus hops.

Taste is full bodied. Very high in yeast and bread flavours with candied fruit notes. Nice hop finish adds an interesting twist to the weiss beer style. Similar to a belgian tripel in taste and in abv. Perhaps a Belgian IPA would be a fair comparison. Not hoppy like an American IPA but definitely carrying a hop kick in the midst of all the yeast and clove tatses..

Overall, a great beer with a full bodied and complex flavour. Difficult to categorise but definitely a pleasure to drink.


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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden body with mild haze and scattered sediment. Aromas of fruity esters, orange zest, wheat, clove, subtle spice, grass, floral hops. Alcohol heat is a little too prevalent, coming in mid-palate. Medium to thick body with a syrupy, resinous hop bill. The nose is better than the flavor. Decent.

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Photo of Takahiro
2.87/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured all of the yeast and whatever sediment in the bottle after swirling the bottle, as done traditionally for a Hefeweizen.
L: murky/dirty rown, with a lingering whipped up head
S: tangerine orange (sweet), banana, cloves, tropical fruit
T: liquered strawberry sweetness upfront, followed by tangerine bitterness, vanilla, alcohol sweetness, some traditional hop bitterness. the flavor is a bit of a roller coaster ride. seem a bit overwhelming... definitely leaning towards hop flavor.
F: a bit of juicy sweet mess. i don't think it's malt driven. hop flavor/yeast by product.
O: a noisy tasting experience. there seem to be a lot going on in this beer, and may not necessarily be the best thing.

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Photo of Pegasus
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy deep orange, with a small, creamy white head, which slowly fades to patches of scattered foam. Lacing resembling an alien text adorns the glass walls.

Aroma: Grassy hops are rather pronounced, along with earthy yeast notes, bread aromas, bananas, cloves, and alcohol.

Taste: Opens with a wave of grassy and citric hops. Beneath this, there is a solid wheat malt presence that carries throughout. Cloves and bananas soon present, although they are a bit restrained. What is notable in its absence is alcohol. The high ABV (8.2%) is very subtle, presenting itself more as a warming sensation, than in the taste. Late in the taste, there is a flourish of sweetness, and a mild, lingering herbal bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, full, graceful.

Drinkability/notes: A remarkable beer, perhaps it should be called "Weizenbock 2.0". Simply excellent.

Presentation: Packaged in a 500 ml (16.9 ounce) brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of Das_Reh
2.01/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a weizen from a chilled bottle, 10/20/2014

A = This beer is completely opaque, coppery yellow, with tons of yeast and sediment in the suspension. One finger head, thick lacing.

S = citrusy hops, bitter oranges, wheat, a hint of booze, not getting any of the typical German wheat aromas

T = very heavy on the orange flavor, almost like straight orange juice, tangy and crisp. Alcohol is present, and solvent flavors noticeable on the finish. Sad to see no banana or bready flavors come to the party. If they are there, they are overshadowed by the heavy citrus flavor and bitterness. Pretty much rotten orange juice and acetone.

M = Medium bodied, lacks the creamy mouthfeel I'd normally expect from the hefes and weizenbocks.

O = An interesting take on a weizenbock, but lacking balance in all areas of the style.

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Photo of BSDA
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

As close to the perfect beer as I have had. High alcohol, can't tell it's even there until over half of the beer is finished. So fruity in smell and taste. Full body, nice wet finish. The hops are passingly noted, but the real flavor is the wheat + fruit (orange, plum, pear notes). Leaves a lot of lingering flavor and texture on the tongue. I recommend this one to people who don't venture beyond the big names.

Have been drinking this since the white label, and I went to pick some up at my local Spec's, but only this new gold label was there. I passed on it twice because I didn't bother to look up the label change or if it was a new beer. The old one has white, green, and blue, with "Tap 5" printed on it. This new label threw me off, but it's still the same Hopfen Weisse.

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Photo of janubio
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Hazy yellow colour, with sediments. Great white head with a lot of retention. Aromas is mostly banana, cloves and mango, but there are many subtle other things: spices, pine. Creamy palate and very noticeable alcohol, like brandy. Taste of banana, mango, cloves, fruits, spices. Easily, the best german wheat I've tasted to this day.

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

Chalice pour: A hazy, cloudy orange-yellow colored body, small head and fair lacing. Looks like much going on in there.
A medicinal bouquet of hops and wheat, with the fruit smelling along the lines of spicy banana with a tart, citrus apple.
The taste comes through the same way. This is a refreshingly different style for me.
Apple and wheat, with mild hop bitterness and an herbal note that helps define the brew.
Medium body, medium carbonation, somewhat dry-finishing.
Overall a full, rich taste to this Weizenbock. Pairing well with ham and some cheddar.
A solid sipper for this damp Fall Texas day while watching the TX/OU annual classic.

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Photo of Saison_Tickets
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Pretty darn good, even though it's not my go-to style of beer. A little over-sweet, not as big an enthusiast of the dark fruit taste, but nice bock flavor with extra BK hoppiness. Amazing bouquet.

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Photo of titvs
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 15C, adapted). Bottle 50 cl - Batch 2719121113. AROMA: a very pleasant combination of hop aromas (floral and pine) with wheat, bock-like notes (dried fruits) and vanilla phenols. APPEARANCE: amber color and hazy. medium moussy, slight ivory head with average retention. TASTE: a very rich combination of bock components (bread, vanilla), some dark fruits, with a wheat background and hop flavours (citrusy and floral). low bitterness with a somewhat dry finish, some alcohol warmth. PALATE: medium-full body with moderate carbonation. some alcohol sensation. OVERALL: a very good weizen bock with a floral hop twist.

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Photo of dmberger
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Good god. Stick your nose into this recently-poured beer, and you just get a fruit bouquet to your dome. Primarily orange notes, with other fruits (imagine a good, fresh, fruit salad smell with good-sized orange slices).

Taste is hoppy, but not overly so--accenting the fruitiness of the hops without too much of the bitter. The bitter is best defined as 'citrus rind', on the back end of the taste. Wheat and subtle spices play around with the citrus notes throughout, and get better as the beer warms up.

The beer looks amazing, with ample yeast clouding up the brownish-yellow liquid. I'm not much for judging amount of head or anything, but it behaves much like any other Schneider Weisse beer. But--it's nothing like their Aventinus.

The warmth from the alcohol tells me this is a great autumn beer; could pass for summer, too. Hell, I'm going to drink this all the time, now. It's that damn good.

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Photo of cambabeer
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a treat. Starting with the appearance. I kept all the sediment on the bottom of the bottle and poured slowly to get a amazingly bright and crystal clear gold yellow body... tons of carbonation, very champagne like, and a just off white head you could pass as whipped cream it's so thick. Sipped down a bit and poured the cloudy sediment in, immediately turning the brew to honey gold and you can't even see your finger through the other side. You could about eat that yeast with a spoon (not quite, but you catch my drift.)

Beautiful aroma balancing sweet fruits and hops. Oily and chalky, with banana bread and peaches on top of a nice wheat base.

Taste on this one is great, a hopped up weizenbock, just what they were going for. Big on the booze flavor toward the end. Hops and fruits are still what come through though you can't get around the creamy wheat taste either. Some spiced up ginger in there as well.

Feel is creamy and smooth, medium carbonation (not what the appearance had suggested).

Overall, this was great, a great style beer with a mouthful of hops. Great for sipping (pretty heavy and higher ABV). Its finally starting to cool down from summer to fall here and this is a perfect beer for tonight.

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