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.

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Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Pours a huge honkin 3 finger head that takes up 50% of the glass, fades at a med pace with nice lacing all over, a fairly hazy orange wheat colored beer with stream of bubbles rising up the center. 4.25

Nose brings mostly typical hefe/bock aromas, big wheat, lots of toasted creamy wheat, with a very faint biscuity note, as well as the typical banana and coriander like spices, and some citrus, faint orange rind, lemongrass, and a creamy orange drink. There are also some sweet candy like aromas, little candied orange, with flashes of grassy floral hint citrus like hops. 4.25

Taste brings wheat again, but sweet candy caramelized wheat out front, much sweeter than I expected, with big creamy toasted wheat flavors out front with the candy, a little syrupy as well, and mild biscuity toffee caramel flavor. Then into the hefe like, with mild caramlized banana, hint of phenolic spices, plenty of esters with the banana and a little fruity flavor, with mild citrus orange zest, much more mild on the citrus. Then hops kick in, big spicy hops, with a mild orange rind and some grassy floral flavors. Finish is sticky and still semi sweet, more candy lingering, caramel, toffee, etc, and big time booze kicks in with mild phenols again, a faint yeasty flavor, and more grainy creamy wheat. 3.75

Mouth is med to fuller bod, creamy and sticky syrupy, lots of carb, some warming booze mostly at the end. 4

Overall not bad, a big time beer that I wasn't really expecting from a brewery like this, nice wheat, bit too booze forward and way too sweet candy like for my taste, but fits the style. Hops are a bit too muted up front, then too spicy and strong on the back end, like they didn't blend in too well. Enjoyable but can't drink a lot of it. 4

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Photo of MartzMimic
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a milky orange from the bottle. Just a bit of an off-white head that dissipates rapidly, leaving a bit of lacing. The nose screams fruit, particularly banana and berries, along with citrus and malt. As you would expect, the fruit hits your tongue first. Bananas, pineapple, mango and some spice. The alcohol becomes more pronounced as it warms. There's a nice sweetness to this one. Medium, chewy mouth. I'm not a huge fan of wheats or dopplebocks, but this is really, really good. A very nice collaboration.

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Photo of flyingpig
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£3.40):
Cloudy orange to amber with foamy, 3cm white head that held steady until I took a sip.

Strong banana & spice with faint alcohol. Background citrus & mango, orange & light hops too.. Fruity & fresh with good balance, some yeast & cloves. Nice stuff.

Banana & cloves to start with faint alcohol. Citrus, mango & pineapple with background hops & grassy flavours feature, as does some bubblegum.

Creamy with a smooth feel & medium body helped down with moderate carbonation. The beers alcohol content was noticeable but the fruits in the taste helped mask at least some of it.

A good beer and one that benefited from the extra hops in both the taste and smell. Whilst it was a pleasant beer I think I'd be put off buying it all that often based on the fact that it is a lot stronger and harder to get a hold of that several other German wheat beer.

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Photo of Ardon
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Golden honey colour with a great creamy noggin. The nose is surprisingly subdued, piney, orange zest, touch of burnt caramel. Mouthfeel is off the charts here equally creamy and crisp, full but refreshing. A touch oily which is always appreciated. Flavour is fully in the bitter citrus arena. Hops are evident but only mildly bitter. Perhaps late addition hops? Herbal and very citrusy like fresh squeezed bitter orange/bergamot. Delicious. Not crazy complex in that there aren't a million different flavours going on but what does come through comes through like a delicious laser beam of flavour.

Really delicious and refreshing. An excellent brew.

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

Beautiful beer - love the Weisse beer/hop combo!

aroma: yeast, sultanas, orange and white wine

taste: smoked banana and cloves with strong orange, orange peel, grapefruit, sultanas and raisins, spice, caramel, white wine and sweet ham.

outstanding beer: lots of complimenting flavours and easy to drink - a winner!

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Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.61/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Off roughly week old memories

A: A hazy orange color. Sediment is easily visible and the beer almost took on a grey appearance once I poured the sediment into the second halfpint I was drinking. Great head and retention.

S: Ester and phenol compounds usually associated with weissbiers. Banana, a touch of clove. Bready malty smell as well. A slight hint of booziness. Noble hops come through as well.

T: The esters and phenols seem to be less present, perhaps this was the brewers trying to keep the hop flavors from clashing? Spicy hops. Not overdone but enough to let you know they're there and definitely more than a traditional weizenbock. Bready malts, possibly and most likely a bit of munich. A bit of that alcohol as well. Interesting as multiple diverse elements come into play without clashing too much.

M: Nice body not overly thick or syrupy. Carbonation is higher but that's good for the style and makes the beer seem less cloying.

O: An interesting beer. Not something I would drink all the time or would really look out for but it was interesting. I don't really think it ranks as high as everyone say's it does but one can tell it is definitely a product that was well invested in and brewed integrity.

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Photo of beerwhore27
3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was a strange cross between an American ale and a German weisse...reminded me of a dream I had once about Ryan seacrest getting raped in a ditch off the side of the autobahn by Adolph hitler...and then Ryan giving birth 9 days later to a moustached tanned baby with sauerkraut for hair...not a bad beer

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

(bottle date 14 093 - poured into a jet-rinsed Schneider glass)

A: liquid is a nectarine skin hue, hazy... fantastic, sparkly, cotton candy textured white foam - at first, it leaves a bizarre lacing pattern similar to the net-like pattern found on a cantaloupe - it later flattens out into connecting broad bands of lace... keeps a cap all the way down

S: this may be the first time I can honestly say I immediately recognized the aroma of Saphir hops - strawberry (and another berry - dried raspberry?)... strong rose-like floral phenolics... smells like a garden in spring

T: strawberry shortbread cookie... alcohol with a fruit brandy flavor in the finish... up front, a startlingly bold hop flavor and bitterness for a beer made in Germany - flowery, "noble" flavors... doughy undercurrent and a bit of a cookie maltiness and nutty note (perhaps from the yeast) in the aftertaste

M: soft, satiny flow... bit of lingering boozy warmth... mild drying sensation on the tongue... wondering if the extra hopping enhances the plushy texture of what's already probably a plumply round body

O: second time having this - the first time, years ago when it came out, I hate to admit, I may have drunk straight from the bottle while liquored up one night... mildly astonished just how flavorful and enjoyable this beer is... this bottle was only a couple months old - kinda curious how some of the older bottles I have compare... this is a wonderful hoppy alternative to your ubiquitous IPAs

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Photo of Triat00
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A perfect summer beer. Its a perfect balance between a weissen and an Ipa. You have the mouthfeel, the cloudyness, and the yeast taste from a schneider and you add hop. If youre a hop head and you want something crist, clear, clean and tasty, thats the beer you want to try.

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Photo of dsigmon
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

One of my favorite new beers, I could possibly even consider this one for a session...a short one obviously.

A: very cloudy light orangish color with big large head, little lacing

S: bananas, faint sour apples, cloves and spices, hops

T: very much of the banana and caramel in the background with some hoppy spiciness up front.

M: light with more than avg carbonation

D: very very good beer that I can drink in large quantities, taste never gets old

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Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Super cloudy, light amber in color, with a decent (but not fantastic) 1.5-finger head of off-white foam. Lacing is good, pretty typical for a Hefe.

S: A fantastic array of aromas! Hops aromas are strong, with fruity notes (pineapple and grapefruit) first and foremost in the nose. Deeper sniffs bring out the wheat beer notes that are so familiar in a Hefeweizen: sweet, malted grain; esters reminiscent of banana; spicy pepper with a touch of cloves.

T: Sweet grain is the initial flavor, followed by fruity pineapple and faint grapefruit flavors. Spicy notes are buried. The finish is more tart than bitter, especially for a beer with "hops" in the name.

M: Moist, nicely carbonated, with a moderately dry finish. The ABV is well-hidden.

O: A little too much sweet malt, especially when compared with what I expected based on the aromas. It's a solid concept, but to my taste a little more hops balance would have made it even better; the hops added fruitiness, but not much bitterness (I'm not saying they should hop it up to DIPA levels, just a bit more). Still, it's an enjoyable foray into a hybrid style.

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

Appearance: Foamy and large head, very nice retention and lacing. Super cloudy with year everywhere. It is unfiltered apple cider in color and opacity.

Nose: Oily hops, floral, mango, yeast. A touch of cloves and aspirin.

Taste: Pepper, clove, and crushed aspirin. Hops and banana. It has great mouthfeel and is very well balanced.

Notes: This is very good!

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Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours just beautifully. It has a huge creamy white head that lasts forever. The beer itself is entirely opaque and is a very deep straw color.

The nose is wheaty, with some good light fruit esters, but these are dominated by some nice noble hop notes, hey, its a hoppy wheat beer!

The taste is a bit disappointing. It has the up front flavors of a typical wheat or hefeweizen but this quickly fades away to a grapefruity hoppiness that I don't think matches all that well with the wheat base. It is a rather strange combination to go from smooth wheat to grapefruity hops, a little odd.

This is interesting but not something I'd buy again.

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Photo of BlakeAJurgens
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Note: This is from the actual Schneider Weisse brewery in Kelheim.

A - Not a bad looking beer; small head with a cloudy, unfiltered burnt orange color. A decent amount of carbonation.

S - The bitter hops instantly strike, but it is eventually accented with scents more typical of your German Hefe, including citrus and clove. A really unique aroma which I haven't really encountered before, but it is extremely pleasant and inventive.

T - Complexity is apparent from the first sip; wheat and banana are the initially apparent, with a little clove, but as you near the middle the bitter hops give it a really strong kick, and then finishes with a brief hint of the higher alcohol content, floral accents, and a conspicuous yet charming sourness.. I've heard some refer to it as having a gin-aspect to it, which I can see.

M - The carbonation lightens the heavier consistency of the beer, medium bodied but on the heavier side. The bitter hops leave a sort of tingle behind every sip and the sourness lingers just a bit, which is quite a delightful ending.

O - A very complex beer that almost leaves you lost for words; the best way I can describe it would be the golden-child of a Hefe and IPA. Sweet yet sour, fruity yet bitter, this is a beer which should be experienced for those who love beers which bend boundaries. It is by far the most experimental German beer I've encountered and it does it well.

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Photo of Brenden
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This may be the murkiest beer I've ever seen, not too dark but like the water in a mud puddle. It's thicker with sediment than i think any beer I've laid eyes on. The color may not be pretty (muddy orange-yellow? Pale brown?) but the structure of the head, just the slightest tint away from white, is fantastic. it has remarkably impressive hold at a proud cap two fingers tall when settled, and I think I could rest a matchbox car on there without concern that it would fall. Lacing begins at the very top of my mug, webbing and sheeting the entire way down the glass.
The aromatics are exceedingly strong, and a delicious pungency pours out immediately upon pouring. It's extremely interesting, well-rounded, and complex, with lots of aromas coming together in unexpected ways to make something great. There's lots of citrus, but it's light and fresh, even crisp, which I never would have expected from a smell and never have gotten to this degree before. It mingles with earth, neither soil nor strictly green but something in between, and lots of stemmy wood. Keeping these seemingly opposing forces together, though, is the yeast, and it's got tons of clove, overripe banana pulp, and, very noticeably, fresh pineapple juice.
The taste has all these elements but it's a little sweeter, like the fruits were sugared, and a whole lot of bread thick on the tongue. Plenty of gentle, softer spices follow as well as a very soft peppery note. Malts are stronger on the tongue, with lots of wheat to boot, but grassy and stemmy hops bitterness, with a bit of citrus rind, are not overlooked. Banana pulp follows into the finish along with more breads.
This is a thick beer, thick on the tongue and all the way down. It's not clean, but it actually seems to get cleaner. Crispness actually develops nicely, seeming to cut through the heaviness. There's a touch of dryness and pepper on the very tip of the tongue after time.
This is a fantastically unusual and well-brewed beer. Experimentation like and exceptional collaboration such as displayed in this beer are what drive the craft.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pour is hazed deep amber with a good bit of tight white head that lingers for quite some time. Nose is an interesting mix of sweet, spicy and tangy yeast. Lots of bubblegum, lemon, clove and pepper. Its very different, loads of bubblegum mix with the tangy yeast and pepper in back. Taste is much of the same, huge bubblegum up front, lots of sweetness with the yeast characteristics coming in at the back, more tangy with hints of pepper. Lighter body, moderate carbonation, and some lingering citrus hops through the finish.

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Photo of Dbr
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I got it at Rudat.

It is one of the best Wheatbeers I tasted.

The aroma is less wheat-yeast like, than the typical Schneider beers. In combination with the hop aroma it is realy greate. The mouthfeel is also good.

It is not very sweet and has a good drinkability.

Rather hard to get around here.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass, yeast added.

A: Pours a nice tawny color. Extremely cloudy. Creamy off-white head boasts great retention. Patches of lacing have a uniform spread.

S: Oily hops are front and center. Very floral and pithy, with undertones of mashed and pulpy under ripe mango. Peppery. Lots of nutty yeast. Gerber baby food- the pureed banana variety. Lightly clovey and medicinal. Big wheaty aroma, some toasty and crusty notes as well.

T: Clove and medicinal phenols land first. Notes of pepper and incense. Big creamy wheat impression, hints of cocoa and crust too. Very nutty and yeasty. Pureed banana. Hops bring a ton of flavor, but only a modest bitterness. Big floral notes of lavender. Pithy through and through. Some oily, wet herbal hop spice too. Finishes with lots of yeast and a fading spicy hop bite.

M: Light in body. Beautiful weizen mouthfeel- full and fluffy with a frothy milkshake texture. Ample carbonation. Hop astringency is very mild, just a slight raking on the tongue.

O: A top-notch weizenbock sees a generous hopping. On paper it sounds like a forced combination, but this actually fits together very nicely. The spicy herbal dimension points to noble hops, but the lavender? Has to be saphir. I can see this pairing very nicely with some sort of curry.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle was poured into a large tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a crazy three finger head that finally reduced to a small puffy layer. It is a hazy pale orange with a little bit of clarity and bubbles seen coming up through the bottom of the glass. Super awesome lacing as the beer was drank.

Smell: Lemony, citrus, clove, spices, bananas, bready wheat, grassy and floral hops, and a little sweetness.

Taste: Citrus, lemon, banana, clove, spices, wheaty, and a little sweet.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, chewy, mild lingering bitterness, full bodied, and low to medium carbonation.

Overall: Not top familiar with this style, but this beer is very delicious.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Obtained bottle from Willow Park liquor store in Calgary. Pours a dark peach amber color with ample white head. Aroma sweet and spicy, reminiscent of baked apple, banana bread, pineapple juice, caramel, honey, and sharp spice, almost like caraway when one factors in the bread and yeast. Smells like a hefeweizen with added fruit and spice. Flavor is complex and includes the expected banana and clove elements but also darker, sweeter malts. This beer is dry-hopped with German designer hop Saphir which adds strawberry sweet fruity notes to the classic German wheat yeasty esters. Malty and fruity, with strawberry and raspberry notes blending with raisin and date flavors from the dark malts. Loads of unripe pineapple that builds over time. Fairly heavy sweet palate gives way to bitter hops and green fruit in the finish. The total package works, maybe sweeter than advertised. More of a weizenbock with unique hop elements than a true fusion of styles.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle served in a german weizen glass.

A: Pours a strange and hazy pale yellow color with some notes of green. Forming a big, bubbled, creamy and soapy white head. Excellent retention and lots of chunks of soapy lacings left in the glass

S: Excellent mix of wheat, barley malts and hops. Bready, a bit fruity, slightly sweet snd deliciously hoppy

T: Great taste. A smooth and delicate Weissbier backbone with an also delicious touch of grassy and bit citric hops profile. Perfect bitterness balance. I overall, a dry but delicate beer

M: Medium and smooth body. Great grassy and herby hops aftertaste

O: Excellent drinkability. If there was a style such as "German Double IPA", this beer would represent it ;)

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

Poured a light gold color with a 3F head in a Hefeweizen glass. The head resolved to 1F in a few minutes.

Strong spice aroma-stronger than other German wheat beers I have tasted.

The mouth feel is quite piquant and enhances the taste profile of the beer.

There is something special about this beer. It's a collab with Brooklyn Brewery- dry hopped with Hallertau Saphir hops- bringing out a broad taste- clove, spice and citrus with a refreshing finish.

Overall, a superb beer- a dual continent collab which creates a wheat beer with a different character- deeper spice and fruit.

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

Pours a murky golden copper with a dense, frothy cream head that slowly dissipates, leaving spotty lacing.

Grain, fresh cut grass, herbal hops, and esters of banana and apple form the initial aroma. Earthy hops are evident, but pale in comparison to the estery notes. Citrus aromas of lemon and tropical tones emerge.

Flavor reveals sweet malt initially, fading to wheat and esters of banana and bubblegum, along with bruised apple and pear, and tropical pineapple. The finish is fairly dry, grassy, and a touch bitter and musty. Phenols surface as it warms.

Body is moderate to a touch light, smooth, with moderate carbonation and slight astringency at the finish. The alcohol is well hidden.

Very complex beer. Great variety of flavor, with excellent yeast esters. Expected more hop presence. Fairly sweet, as well.

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

500 ml bottle from LCBO poured into pint glass.

Appearance - Dark blonde in color, super hazy. Looks thick and rich. 2 fingers of creamy white head linger for a near eternity and leave a nice white cap on top for the duration. Probably the most peach colored beer I've run across. Oh and did I mentioned amazing retention?

Smell - Piney, with some subdued grapefruit, and hops. There's also a peach or apricot undercurrent in here somewhere.

Taste - Quite similar to the smell, the hops and grapefruits are present but mild in delivery. Sweetness is also detectable, again from what i'm think is some sort of peach or apricot undertone. Quite delicious.

Mouthfeel - Creamy and rich which is to be expected, but is quite refreshing due to the hops there and medium carbonation. Feels filling and you're not going to want to drink this all night, but absolutely wonderful. If I hadn't known before hand there's no way I would have guessed 8.2% ABV on this either.

Overall - So this makes 2 out of 3 beers I've had from this brewery that I consider to be absolutely the cream of the crop (Aventinus - Tap 6 being the other) and the hefeweizen (Tap 7) was a fine example as well. This was second sampling of this beer and it seemed even better than I remembered.

Updated November 21, 2014 - I've had this beer on multiple occasions since my original tasting, and well i love this beer. I think I had been a little harsh on the scoring previously, so those have been revised so I think this is a more accurate perception about how I truly feel about this beer.

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

served in a weizen glass

A-thick head and a beautiful golden copper hue. has that perfect wizen cloudiness to it.

S - banana and cloves are present as well as a strong citrus (orange i think) scent that really has me licking my lips.

T/M - delicious! you can really taste the blend of the two styles in this. the hops are prominent and as it goes down you can taste the smoothness and refreshing character or the wizen. the hops slowly turn into a more alcoholic taste as it goes down. starts off as a refreshing taste and comes off boozy at the end, but not as much as you'd expect from 8.2 ABV

O - im impressed by the collaboration here. i had doubts about combining the two styles but they've managed to pull off a pretty good beer here. I felt like the beer smelled more like a weizenbock, but tasted more like an IPA. it was a great drink for me, and i'd probably get a couple more bottles on my next visit to the lcbo. this beer wouldn't be for everybody but its definitely worth a try if you like either of these styles.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.07 out of 5 based on 1,364 ratings.
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