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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 CampusCrew
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

on tap at the brewery

appearance: lovely amber glow with nice white fluffy head rentention

smell: citrus rind, lemon, other citrus

taste: taste like a german IPA. probably a little cascade in there

mouthfeel: medium bodied, perfect amount of carbonation

drinkability: amzing beer, IPA, whatever you want to call it.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Schneider & Brooklyn Hopfen Weisse, hefe-weizen ale, 8.2 % alc./vol. "…pale weissbock robustly dry-hopped with the Halltauer Saphir variet grown in the fields near the Schneider brewery." And more, blah, blah, blah, …I'm trying to avoid copying the verbiage employed in the selling and marketing of the brew. Don't want to repeat their words or ideas, so let's bend this bottlecap and check this baby out.

In a Georg Schneider's Wiesen Edel-Weisse glass, looking very good.

Highly hazed, pale orange, furious carbonation, gigantic head, slow to settle, and leaving lace.

Citrus notes, hops, and yeast lead up the aroma. Tangy and slightly sweet, orange, lemon, softly beautiful.

Taste: Exceptionally smooth entrance on the palate, plush and pleasing. Hops are happening, here, and they bop back, sip after sip. Damn, this is delicious, a Brooklyn/Bavarian combo that bridges Euro-tradition and American hoppitude. Soft and easy mouthfeel seals the deal, and makes this a rewarding ale on many levels.

I'm kind of embarrassed it took me so long to get this one down my gullet, but now I have a new favorite, to add to my many other favorites.

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Photo of Intrinsic
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I screwed up the pour so my beer is probably less clear than it should be, but it looks very good nonetheless. It has a healthy head and nice lacing, with an enticing dark orange colour.

The smell packs quite a punch and is filled with a variety of odours like peach, citrus, yeast notes and hops - along with a little spice to boot. Quite complex.

The taste is not for the faint of heart. The alcohol is very noticable, but doesn't overpower the other flavours. A very subtle malt flavour up front backed by a much stronger hoppy bitterness is the medium used by the peach and lemon notes.

This beer is quite dry, medium bodied, and very drinkable. Overall I'll definitely be buying this again. I wasn't expecting something so darn good when I bought it.

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Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Glad I spotted this at the SAQ as I was leaving.
Eager to try this and hoping to love it. REALLY enjoyed the Brooklyn Brewery version.

A- Cloudy and the colour of oxidized peach flesh. Billowy and pretty dense yellowish head.

S- Spicy pineapple and wheat. Musty grapefruit and grain. A bit of hot alcohol. Quite interesting but not incredibly appetizing. Grassy and a bit chalky.

T- Seems a bit oxidized. Very grassy and musty which I am not enjoying but I do like the sweet grapefruit finish. Alcohol, wheat, a bit of banana and a tiny bit of cardboad in the after-taste. Grassiness bordering on boiled veggie.

M- Medium to low carbonation. Good medium body. Slightly creamy feel. Finish is pretty dry. Not crisp.

O- Well I know I don't want to buy this again. I probably will though because it's an okay beer and I think it's worth trying again. Type of flavours I like :strong yeast and hop profile but the boiled veggie I just can't stand.

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Photo of HarleyRider
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really enjoy Schneider Original. Which means I'll try anything they make.

A- I swirled around the last few ounces of beer so all the yeast is included in my pour.
Poured from a 1 Pint 9oz bottle into a very tall I don’t know the name of glass. Held up to the light it looks like a galaxy of yeast stars floating in an amber/orange hazy cloud. Very large head that disappeared very quickly. No rings left on the glass. No bubbles are rising and yet the carbonation is released with every mouthful.

S- Slight Banana, very sweet, and minimal hops. I thought there would be a more dominant hop presents.

T- Tart yet sweet and citrus. Nicely balanced hops. Very complex tasting beer. Carmel hint and a very sweet note I can’t put my finger on. I like.

M- Thin beer for a wheat beer. Smooth thin body drinkable beer.

O- Pretty good over all beer. I’ll be tasting a few more of these tonight.

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Photo of
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Bright straw orange, hazy, large frothy head that dissipates quickly.
Aroma - Bright lemon zest and floral hops aroma with subtle banana esters, none of the typical clove, fruit.
Silky smooth mouthfeel.
Flavour is tart lemon zest and apple, smooth banana, and mild spice.

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

This beer pours with a small amount of head, but what it lacks in head it makes up in appearance. It has a nice murky yellow amber look to it. The smell is very sweet and light. The taste is very smooth with a lot of orange, wheat, and fruit. It finishes like you just bit into an apple. A great summer beer. Cheers.

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Photo of sk8man121
4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 FL. OZ bottle poured into Allagash chalice.

A: Pours a muddy copper color with a 2-finger beige head. Leaves a nice amount of lacing on the glass. Huge amount of visible yeast falls to the bottom of the glass on the yeast pour.

S: Banana, honey, clove; even licorice. Light, floral hop presence. Very clean.

T: Tart apple, wheat, fresh banana bread and cardamon. Finishes with a ton of wheat and banana. So good.

M: Creamy, with a great deal of carbonation that carries the incredible taste even further. Absolutely perfect mouthfeel for the style.

O: This beer is so good it's not even worth getting into. I've probably had close to 100 bottles of this over the years, and it never gets old.

Absolutely stunning.

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Photo of csiewert
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer enjoyed at the abner pub in Norman, OK. Pours a very hazy orange color with a lot of suspended hop and yeast debris. There is little to no head with this beer with is the only detractor. The aroma has obvious notes of orange and honey, along some caramel and slight hoppiness. The taste is very sweet starting with honey flavors and then some slight citrusy hops. The mouthfeel has just the right amount of carbed feel and finishes well. Overall a great beer.

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Photo of TheWhiskerReview
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden-caramel with a very small and very quickly disappearing white head, and smells of caramel soaked red apples, baked pears, bananas foster and oranges. There is a nice hop presence but, being more of a milder and less pungent hop, it adds more of a nice flowery bouquet. Palate is big, silky and creamy, with a biscuity core surrounded by rich citrus, vanilla and caramel flavors. Once again, hoppy but not overly bitter or pungent. The midpalate has a bit of peppery alcohol which lead back to a slightly tart, biscuity citrus blossom finish. Overall, very nice with good balance and a rich caramelly edge to the fruity aromas.

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Photo of benclimbs
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought from New Star-ell liquor on divis and fell in SF...one of the best kept beer store secrets on the west coast, and I just moved to a place a two blocks from it!

Felt like something hoppy and bright and belgian, then this struck my eye.

What a unique brew, some major issues, but very good overall.

Pours light pink amber opaque with no head and a bit of lacing and no visible carbonation - in fact, no carbonation is present in this beer at all, more like a cask ale (flat bottle perhaps??)

Smell is where it really comes together...rich floral perfumy, almost medicinal fruity hops compliment the big bannana and clove character typical in a weiss bier.

Taste is equally good, very very floral with a pleasant alcohol warming character and a nice, dry bitter wheaty banana juice character, a bit of mango in there too.

feel is lacking a bit due to the lack of carbonation

overall, this beer is super unique, drinkable and delicious - other than the carbonation this is a 'A' beer, would definitely get this again even if the pricepoint is a bit high ($5.50 at a cheap beer store).

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Photo of goldbot
3.04/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy orange with huge chunks of lees floating around. Thick and creamy white head. Looks awesome except for the gigantic yeast chunks. I poured carefully but had to leave a good two inches of beer in the bottle to avoid pouring out even more yeast. Aroma of sweet malts and grains with a floral hop character - quite planty. The flavor is very sweet - some bready malts and caramel but lots of sweet cherry to the point of being slightly cloying. Some floral hop character. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy but again I thought it was way too sweet. It does cover up the high ABV though. Overall I expect much better from a collaboration of these two great breweries - I was quite disappointed.

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Photo of Wattsox
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, consumed Mar 2011, BBE Oct 2011.

A - Hazy straw body with plenty of yeast residue and a decent head that dissipates to a think blanket and not too much lacing or cling.

S - Citrus and pine hop notes lead the aroma with a little clove and typical weiss beer aromas.

T - Very interesting mix of the wheaty malt tastes and the citrus, piney hop of an IPA. Works well together with a good balance of sweetness and a slightly bitter finish.

M - Very smooth and creamy with a medium body and light carbonation.

O - Very drinkable, almost a little too smooth for the 8.2% ABV ;) Probably not recommended to drink too many of them in a row, but definitely a nice beer to sit and enjoy.

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Photo of NATOuk
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

An Amber liquid with a light hazy appearance, not quite as dense as I was expecting from a Weiss beer, has more of a IPA appearance. Forms a thick head initially from the carbonation however this settles down to a White ring around the glass with some nice lacing.

A distinctive wheat malt sweetness associated with a Weiss beer, hints of citrus. You can smell both the traditional Weiss smells here combined with an Amerixcan IPA.

The carbonation brings a noticeable acidity to start with, it never quite disappears but a malt sweetness with a distinctive citrus taste comes through and there is definitely a pleasant hop bitterness on the finish.

The carbonation here is strong, as are most Weiss beers that I have tried, with a medium body. The carbonation lingers throughout the taste.

Weiss beer isn't normally my first choice however I really like what this brings to the Weiss style. The 'extra hoppiness' of this one really works for me and balances the sweetness. A great beer to savour by itself.

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Photo of FanofHefe
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An interesting concept - traditional German weizenbock with an addition of noble hops. Up front, I'll say this could work fairly well. Let's see...

Pours a slightly golden, hazy body, with very little head in this pour. No lacing.

The aroma reminds me of a hoppy hefeweizen. A sweet malty aroma starts up front, followed by traditional banana and clove. Finishes with some tangy hop notes.

The flavors follow the aroma, but remain on the sweet side of the hefeweizen style. The slight hop bitter finish makes it very interesting.

Overall, a good try at doing something different. Not too bad.

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Photo of ToadManA1A37651
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a real treat. I pick it up at Kappy's in Fitchburg, MA for $5.69/0.5L; it has a great hazy yellow appearance of a hefe, but comes across as a hopster with je ne sais qua. Lots of citrus and some clove. Overall a great experience.

If you're lucky enough to find it, buy it.

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Photo of Flightoficarus
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Could not resist my curiosity when I saw this one, so I had to give it a shot!

A - Pours a rich, cloudy golden color, with some visible yeast chunks floating around, and a big, fluffy white head, with excellent head retention and lacing.

S - There's a lot going on here, with the blending of two very different beer styles. The most prominent smells are the hoppier IPA/APA-esque caramel and citrus fruit notes (mostly lemon), though not too much pine makes it through. There's also subtle clove and banana notes, and lots of wheat malt in the nose. Not an every day encounter in the world of beer here!

T - Now this is truly when worlds collide! It's basically a big, fluffy weizenbock/dunkelweizen, with American style hops thrown into the mix. Rich, fluffy wheat malts, with notes of caramel, lemon, orange, banana, and subtle clove make up this beer. The IPA-like characteristics seem to mellow out the clove notes, and cancel out the bubble-gum like finish that is common from wheat beers, while the wheat-beer elements seem to mellow out the pine and hop bite too. Overall, it works oddly well together though.

M - Rich and fluffy, with mild carbonation, and a creamy feel overall. If it wasn't for the hoppy flavor profile, I'd say the mouthfeel here reminds me of Aventinus.

D - Too easy to drink for 8.2%, that's for sure. Alcohol is nearly undetectable.

Overall - This is one of the better twists on IPA-meets a totally different beer style that I've come across. If you're looking for something out of the ordinary, this one makes an excellent choice. Recommended!

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Photo of BeardedRiker
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was very excited when I saw this beer. I saw that it was a new Brooklyn, a special one, and when I gave it a closer inspection, my taste buds trembled, my mouth watered, and my stomach growled. Why? Because I've had "hybrid" beers before, beers that mix two distinct styles. The first hybrid I had was from Midnight Sun Brewing Company up in Anchorage, AK, an amazing, outstanding, extraordinary, etc. brewery. Their hybrid was their Obliterator IV, an IPA-Hefeweizen. It was one of the best beers I've ever had. And when I picked up this Hopfen-Weisse, a hoppy-white/wheat beer, I knew it would at least be similar to the Obliterator IV. This was enough of a reason to get it! Anyway, let's get to the review.

I loved pouring this out of the bottle. Since it is partly a weiss beer, I put the bottle up to the light, and sure enough, I saw sediment. YES! I poured out about a 3/4 glass and then twirled the bottle a bit to stir up some of that non-filtered goodness to then fill up the rest of the beer glass. The head bloomed very large and looks very appetizing, being very bubbly yet clings to the glass. Indeed, the head is like a hefeweizen but an IPA too. Very bubbly but frothy enough to retain its form, at least for a bit until the bubbles pop.

When you first take in the aroma of the Hopfen-Weisse, it smells like a pale ale. It's hoppy and smells faintly of flowers. On the other hand, the citrus and yeasty/wheaty smells lie tucked underneath the hops. As far as aesthetics, this beer is a clear golden, unless you swirl the sediment like I did that adds particulates.

Now to taste. This is why I like the hybrids (I own a hybrid car :P)! Unlike the smell, where the pale ale came before the hefeweizen, with taste the latter came before the former. It starts out with a strong wheat taste but with subtle underlying bitterness of hops. Lemony-orange citrus tang floats around in there as well. Talk about having complexity in a beer's taste. Wheat, hops, and citrus. One thing I really like about this beer is how the hefeweizen flavor stays throughout while the hop spice-zest stays right along with it. This is a full-flavored beer but isn't heavy. I love the spiciness at the end.

If you're a fan of hybrid beers, complex-tasting beers, hefeweizens and/or pale ales, this is definitely a beer to try. I don't think it's a great beer, but it's certainly extraordinary and something you should certainly pick up if you see it. Good stuff!

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Photo of hotzenklotz
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a revelation to the German beer market and like nothing it has seen before. Not only is the combination of Weizen and loads of hops new, but also the find such a hop-oriented beer in the portfolio of a German brewery.

Pours a cloudy, amber colored Weizen with white head. Unfortunately it is not a thick and long lasting weizen head but rather dissolves quickly.
The smell is exceptional. You have all the aromas of a typical west coast hop: citrus, maybe a little flowery and just plain hoppy! There is some typical Weizen smell as well.

The taste is very complex. Rich malt flavours typical of a Weizenbock dominate the palate. Not as much banana flavour as typical Weizen has but considering this is a bock everything is OK. Interestingly for such a dominant hop smell, you hardly taste any of that.
It is an extremely well balanced beer with a slight leaning towards the malt character.

This beer reminds my of an Imperial IPA, maybe because the characterstics are similar (ABV, IBU etc). Yet it has features that set it apart. Nice beer overall.

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Photo of pgaveau
3.49/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a tapered Hefeweizen glass. Deep amber color and highly carbonated. The carbonation under the yeast caused an explosive effect that looked like a volcano erupting. The head was thick and the disipated quickly. The taste was off. Maybe the beer was not been handled properly but the notes of banana and fruit were there but sour. If this beer is anything like it's american counterpart than this beer I'd definately off. It tasted like overly ripe oranges. I will be sure to have this fresh to make sure I'm not crazy.

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Photo of ADZA
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew pours a non see through mandarin,honey hue with decent carbonation that leaves behind a two finger head that recedes to a rim of lacing and no other lacing to be seen,the smell is very nice with aromas of honey soaked toffee,marmalade,bananna,cloves and candy,it has a nice medium bodied silky mouthfeel which is lightly carbonated and has tastes of candied oranges firstly followed by sweet mandarins,candied wheat and finishes with a sherbet,grapefruit sour bitterness and overall its very nice and i will easily finish this but i couldnt drink it all night but in saying that i will revisit cheers.

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Photo of doopiedoopiedoo
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Over the summer I drank this for the first time. it was a revelation to me.

I poured this into my Franciskaner glass.

Looks fantastic hazy a little darker them most Weiss beers. You can see the carbonation and two fingers of foam.

Smells of banana, clove, citrus and all the other thing one will find in a Weissbeer the added bonus is are the hints of hop.

It tastes like an angel pissing on your tongue. All the flavor of the nose are present here as well. The finish is light bitter.

A wonderfull full mouthfeel with a perfect amount of carbonation.

All together was this beer my favorite new finds this summer. When I saw it today I picked up another one to see how it would hold up on a dreary Februari night. This beer is good on all occasions. The ABV is a little higher then most Weissbeers but you'll never notice it while drinking it. Most recomended.

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Photo of mithrascruor
3.27/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle poured into a Vitus glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy brownish-orange color with a creamy but small off-white head. Some visible carbonation, and lots, lots, lots of sediment. The biggest pieces float down to the bottom.

Smell: Has some of that banana & clove flavor, plus citrus flavors (particularly orange).

Taste: Citrusy/hop flavor up front with banana bread creeping in until they're of equal strength. Orange aftertaste with some added spice and bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and generally smooth (though slightly grainy). Lightly carbonated.

Drinkability: Some alcohol flavor creeps in after a while.

An interesting concept: a strongly hopped Weizenbock. However, in practice I am not a big fan. The hoppy/bitter/spicy flavors don't work so great with the more subtle weizen flavors. It ends up tasting a bit more like a muddied IPA. The large amount of sediment is somewhat unappetizing too.

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Photo of headbucket
3.43/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A:slighty hazy, orangish/lightt amber color, light than most weizenbocks I have had.. lot of little floaties despite trying to pour carefully. Minimal light white head and lacing.

S: sweet citrus and a nice bready maltiness.

T: starts sweet and malty with a nice grain/light bread flavor and a bit of citrus flavors. Hops come through on the end with a grassy and slightly earthy flavor and medium bitterness. A lingering bitter flavor and sweetness comes back at the end. Alcohol beccomes more apparent as itt warms and detracts a bit.
It doesn't have the dark fruit flavors of most weizenbocks, it is called a 'pale weissbock' on the label, so I guess that makes sense

M:decently thick and a bit creamy.

D: pretty nice for the abv. But the sweetness and lingering bitterness somewhat limit it

Overall an interesting beer and a unique take on the style. I kind of question how fresh my bottle was because of the large amount of sediment and the lingering sweetness left on my lips,similar to that of an older ipa or other hoppy beer. This beer is an unusual mix of the sweetness of a weiss and the hoppiness of a more bitter beer. It works for the most part but I am starting to tire of it near the end of the beer.

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Photo of tbrown4
4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Making an attempt to drink more German brews. Figured this collaboration would be a good starting point.

16.9 oz -> Wyerbacher tulip

A - Pours staw-ish gold, fluffy white head about two fingers. Lightly opaque.

S - Banana, creamy light sweet citrus. Almost like lemon meringue pie. Light pepper notes.

T - Sweet citrus, light hoppiness, lightly sweet malt. As it warms and opens up a rich creamy middle appears. Nice depth.

M - Lightly viscous, enough to coat and satisfy. Slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation.

D - Pretty sweet, splitting this pint in to two servings is a good idea. But it wouldn't be a problem to put back the whole thing in one sitting. I enjoyed this enough to put it on my regular favorites list. I'd like to get this once a month or so.

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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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