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

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
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%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of windowside
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ajdemma
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenBreeg
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Heeenrik
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DyingFlutchman
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kitch
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
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 -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lodisgrisen
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Iano54
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Budlum
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kaunshelly
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brookfieldglass
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
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 -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
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 +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Martine
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
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 +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of goalie35
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This weizenbock pours an interesting opaque yellow / orange / brown color with a medium foamy head and a somewhat high amount of carbonation. The smell is very pleasant and fresh with strong notes of yeast, citrus, and hops. The flavor is quite unique. It has strong citrus character that blends in an interesting way with fairly robust sweet caramel and wheat malts. There is also an effusive flowery character that permeates the beer. A hoppy bitterness is present in the finish. This hoppiness is stronger than in most German beers I have tried, but milder than just about any IPA. I think it is a quite nice level of bitterness. The body is surprisingly fairly high considering the pale coloring of the beer with a solid medium body. The 8.2% alcohol is almost undetectable and is even more impressively masked than Unser Aventinus. I much prefer the aforementioned weizenbock to this offering because it’s much more robust and fits more with my personal beer preferences. However, I can imagine that many people that like more summery beers or aren’t hardcore beer lovers would be into this.

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Photo of CayseyW
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very hazy gold body that pours a giant foamy white head that settles into a thinner creamy ring that leaves nice lacing.

Super floral aromas that are complemented with bright citrus notes. Slightly beady malts and somewhat herbal yeastiness in the nose as well.

A lot of melon up fron. Not so much banana, believe it or not. Lemony citrus balances the complex profile along with a slightly bready malt. This is somewhat similar to a Belgian blonde in terms of the yeastiness.

The carb is soft but crisp and it's not at all boozy. There is an awesome stickiness in the finish that reminds me of the feel I get from New England IPAs, so I love it.

This is an awesome beer that adds a fun twist to a classic German style. Great collaboration, I wish i pulled the trigger on this one a long time ago.

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