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 alexidiceanu
4.85/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of M-Jez84
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beginner2
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed in Roger Prozt' "300 More"

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Photo of AD17
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NilocRellim
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy orange colour. Smells fruity, light, with a hint of bitter hops and orange peel. Tastes like it smells; fruity, light, orange-peel, and bitter hops; very mellow, smooth, and balanced.

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Photo of stevoj
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 2012; This beer is hoppy by German standards, but done to perfection. Immediately the hops hit the nose when pouring. Beer pours cloudy with chunks of sediment suspended in this delicious brew. Off white head has swirls of sediment, and head stays with e drink and clings to the side of the glass. Tastebuds are stimulated by the hops, left tingling (but not overdone like some American IPAs). This a rare gem, and nobody does weizens like Schneider...

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Photo of noz03
4.8/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of eire
4.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Webzombie
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought without knowing what it was. Not sure if I have ever really had a beer like this before.... Very unique taste for sure. I kept getting hints of banana. Had almost a sour sort of hoppy kind of taste. Overall definitely very interesting; would not drink all of the time but a nice change of pace.

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Photo of Dusan
4.92/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of kojevergas
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-draught @ Schneider's Brauhaus in Munich. .5L for $4.59 euro. Served, of course, in a Schneider branded weissbierglas.

HEAD: Off-white. Frothy as hell - wow! Flocculent soft consistency. Billowing foam. ~6cm side. Recedes fully in ~4-5 minutes, leaving nice lacing as it recedes.

BODY: Hazy orange of nice vibrance. No yeast/lees is visible within. Slightly turbid from the yeast/lack of filtration.

It's a classic hefeweizen/weizenbock appearance. I'm eager to try it.

AROMA: Hop character is more pronounced than you'd expect in a traditional weizenbock, but then that's exactly what they seem to be after. Floral and herbal hops, fresh wheat, fresh clean barley. A hint of banana, though any delicate esters are tough to find beneath the hoppy veneer. Clove, sure. Bubblegum? Orange peel? Nah.

Aromatic intensity is above average, especially given the pungency of the hops. Suggests a hop-emphatic brew that is anything but a traditional weizenbock, but I'm optimistic; between Schneider and Brooklyn, I'm definitely in good hands.

No booziness. No off-notes.

TASTE: The herbal hops lend this atraditional brew an interesting element, and under the guidance of maestro brewers at Brooklyn and Schneider, dareisay the more pronounced hop character actually comes off naturally integrated into the otherwise conventional weizenbock build. Hop-forward without being obnoxious or imbalanced.

Indeed, the choice of hops was a good one, as this herbal hop character plays well with the yeast's bubblegummy ester. Cannabis does come to mind, but the hop flavour here is more floral than dank.

Subtle clove is indicated by a subtle almost roggen-like spiciness, but that's it in terms of yeast esters... you get only bubblegum and clove here; look elsewhere (e.g. Ayinger, across the street) if you're after orange peel and/or banana.

In classic Schneider Weisse fashion, the wheat backbone feels fresh, and its complementary barley malt clean.

Its balance is its triumph, the beer somehow eschewing centuries of convention and tradition and espousing a hop-forward yet not-too-bitter flavour profile. But then, Schneider of all weizen breweries knows tradition, and you have to know the rules well before you can know how best to break them.

Well-built, even if the bubblegum ester is a bit too prominent for my personal taste. Nice depth of flavour. Above average flavour intensity. Flavour duration is also increased, with faint hop oils trailing off through the aftertaste.

TEXTURE: Light to medium-bodied, refreshing, smooth, wet, a biteen oily, well (if a bit highly) carbonated, pleasant, and approachable. Never hot, boozy, syrupy, or rough. But less of a thick, filling presence on the palate would be nice. Could be softer and lighter, to its benefit.

Complements the flavour profile nicely.

OVERALL: So often, a collaboration brew is a thinly veiled marketing gimmick wherein a mediocre "too many cooks in the kitchen" beer is brewed and released by two or more breweries in order to exploit opportunities for crossover brand promotion. This, folks, is anything but that.

An innovative and remarkably brewed expression of the weizenbock style, Meine Hopfenweisse is yet more proof that Schneider is, if not the best wheat beer producer worldwide (and there's a case to be made that it is), then the most versatile one. Who else can claim to have both saved wheat beer and to have modernized it? Schneider balances an all but unrivaled grip on tradition with a rare willingness to experiment - even if that means ripping a page out of the book of contemporary American brewing; if anything, this beer is a paragon for what German beer should be going forward: traditional at its core, but open-minded and innovative where it will be of benefit.

Highly drinkable stuff from two breweries that really know what they're doing. This is nothing short of a must-try for discerning drinkers mature enough to understand that factors like subtlety and balance trump boldness and extremity any day of the week. What a fantastic marriage of German tradition and contemporary hop fixation.

Having said all that, the last thing I want is to see a wave of overhopped American attempts at the hefeweizen and weizenbock styles, so it's worth noting - just because Schneider and Brooklyn can do it doesn't mean American breweries should try to (even - or perhaps especially - under the guise of "pushing the envelope" {a phrase so increasingly tired in craft beer, it seems to have inadvertently become an ironic euphemism for "failed experiment"}).

Low B+ (3.80) / VERY GOOD

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Photo of Bruno74200
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Interesting turn take on the style. Really hopforward but balanced with the wheat malt. The main flaw is on the look with lots of big particles in suspension. Very drinkable even with the high abv

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Photo of patre_tim
4.64/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Honey yellow with a light haze and a torrent of fast rising carbonation. Topped with a finger of white fluffy head.

Fruity, I get candied grapefruit, marmalade, very jam like. Pineapple, a hint of Brett, caramel, and over all, really complex.

Follows through from the nose and does not disappoint in the least. This is an amazing brew. As I described the nose, but up it 5 times in intensity, and that’s what it tastes like. A hint of bitterness on the end but overall its sweet.

Medium body with a light syrupy quality, and lots of carbonation.

Really well done. As Adventus, it reminds me of a Belgian brew in some ways but in the case of Tap 5, its like a blond or even some triples. Found in Chiang Mai, drank April 1st, 2016. Its no joke!

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3.57/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TimWakimika
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djura
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Found it here in Serbia, bottle 0,5 l

A - Dark honey color, big white head, low carbonation. Very nice.
S - Ipa aroma, lots of hops.
T/M - Creamy, huge caramalt presence, very strong, sweet, not so refreshing, but it is high alcohol beer.

O - Not my favorite.

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Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Azpittil57
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of stephens101
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had the Brooklyn version a long time ago, so don't feel comfortable with a comparison, but remember it was super tasty. Hope the Schneider version whets the palate the same.

Pours a hazy burnt orange and brown with plenty of fluffy tan froth.

Redolent with plum, yest and spice.

Tastes of brown bread, spice, plum, orange pith and grapefruit. A bit earthy in the aftertaste.

medium soft and creamy all the way through.

By memory maybe not as grand as the Brooklyn version, but still a very tasty brew and a good back to the basics change of pace.

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

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

Photo of Lbry
3.54/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfenweisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.07 out of 5 based on 1,392 ratings.
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