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

Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner HopfenweisseSchneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfenweisse
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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 webmanspidey
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass. This is a cloudy golden orange color, with a fizzy/foamy head of less than an inch. Smell is heavy on creamy banana with some hints of cloves and other spices. Taste is more creamy banana, cloves, and nutmeg. There is a slight hops presence in there as well. Alcohol is hidden fairly well. Creamy mouthfeel.

All-around good weizenbock.

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Photo of jsanford
3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Schneider Weizen glass.

A - Pours a cloudy yellow-brown (think apple juice color), with a thick, creamy head that sticks around for a long time. Sheets of lace are left on the glass.
S - Bananas, grapefruit, cloves and pineapple. Very unique nose, really what you would expect from a copiously-hopped wheat beer.
T - Wow, much more pineapple then I expected. Banana and grapefruit make themselves known as well, along with a good amount of sweetness from the malt and wheat. Slightly bitter finish, as least compared to other wheat beers.
M - Quite smooth with a medium body and moderate carbonation. The ABV become more noticeable as this warms up, but no so much that it detracts.
D - Pretty drinkable despite the high ABV. Still, I wouldn't have more then one, I think it'll sneak up on you.

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

Presentation: (Part of a 5 pack gift set with glass.) It was poured from a brown 500ml bottle into the Aventinus glass that came with the beer. The label on the bottle has the abv (8.2%) and a description of the beer on the back. There is no freshness date but there seems to be a batch number or bottle code on the back label.

Appearance: It has a thick cloudy, yeasty looking body with a tan/orange color and a tall white head. The head fades fairly fast and leaves just a small ring of foam on top. Lacing is minimal and spotty and slick.

Smell: The aroma has a good wheat bready and yeasty character with hints of ripe banana and citrusy herbal hops.

Taste/Palate: There is a good bit of bready/yeasty character and flavor. I get mild notes of banana, pineapple, clove and hints of orange. The hop profile is more noticeable than most Weizenbocks and adds a good balance of spicy, herbal, (almost minty) and citrus bitterness. The palate has a smooth and silky, almost oily texture with mellow carbonation.

Notes: The hop balance gives this beer a nice complexity and interesting flavor. This is one to seek out, especially if you liked the Brooklyn version.

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Photo of danieelol
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: ok, attractive colour, decent head, lacing not bad. Head dies down fairly quickly. 4

S: pineapple, milkiness, funk/umami, banana. Really nice fresh banana- orchardy. Pungent. You also get some fruit salad/herbal characters. Definitely has a sort of "Belgian" profile on the nose to me. Later on get some honey/ryeish malt flavours coming through. Also alcohol. Definitely a beer with strong and complex aromas. 5

T: pineapple, fruit salad, sweetness, bit of alcohol, bit of pine- bitterness. Some peach and mango in there also. Oxidation. Good hop burp. 4

M: It is quite highly carbonated which emphasises the bitterness. It would probably be slightly more drinkable if it were less carbonated but I don't mind the effect. 4

D: The drinkability for this one is really high considering its high ABV. 4.5

Fantastic, highly refreshing beer. Would happily purchase again.

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

Lucky to get my hands on a couple of these. Enjoyed the first one, but didn't take complete notes, so...

A -- Hazy gold color with tinges of red to give a peach character. Long-lasting, off-white head.

S -- Big hits of appetizing citrus hops with the lightest of biscuit and wheat malt back. Some lingering spicy clove and nuttiness reminiscent of the Schneider yeast too. This all balances quite nicely.

T -- Peppery alcohol up front that blends into wheat and bready malt. A peppery and bitter character throughout the mid-palate, finishing with mild citrus character that blends well with fruit esters from the yeast and an aftertaste that is dry, peppery alcohol. Wow. This is all very well orchestrated and one character doesn't overwhelm another, other than the pepperiness from alcohol, but that isn't bad.

M -- Light medium body with a slightly syrupy, soft mouthfeel.

D -- A highly enjoyable beer for whiling away a lazy afternoon. Not so strong flavored as to kick you in the head, but definitely one to respect at 8%. I'd love to try a toned down version of this recipe. I imagine the hop bill would be very refreshing in a normal strength Weizen.

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Photo of pinkano
4.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - very nice, full, gold and orange color
S - great smell of citruses and fresh grapefruit peels mixed with pine and herbs.
T - lovely wheat malt with a little of ginger followed by sweet ending and a perfectly balanced bitterness at the end.
M - nice and smooth carbonation with medium to full body.
D - very drinkable beer, however because of the high alcohol volume, can be treasonable.

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Photo of HalfFull
3.13/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500 ml. bottle emptied into a weizen glass. Pours a well hazed and in fact murky and muddy brownish golden. An inch of foam took some work to drum up but then sticks nicely. Shows a fair amount of yeast chunk however.

Nose of lemony hops dominate, with yeast and clove spice in the background. Bit reaching and seems a bit old, though the bottle date dictates otherwise. Banana notes are completely absent and in general any yeast notes are quite subdued here.

Picks it up a bit again in the flavor department but not so much. Full and rich wheat with some citrus flavors muddled throughout. Finishes with a strong hit of spice and a lingering lemon flavor on an otherwise somewhat thin body. Or perhaps I'm trying to avoid stirring up the yeast chunk.

An interesting brew but probably not the style to hop up too much as the better examples exhibit great aromas to begin with. Nose improves with warming whereby the old almost sour notes diminish and the lemon hops overwhelm, perhaps to a fault. Freshness as for bottle storage is an unknown.

A second tasting with a bottle known to be only a couple months of age confirms that this isn't really a preferred weizenbock.

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Photo of Reinheitsgebot71
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First the Schneider side of the collaboration, the Brooklyn one lurking anxiously in my beer fridge awaits appraisal.

The body of this beer is an interesting best described as pineapple flesh in colour and unfiltered honey like in appearance. The off white head is massive and retentive as one expects from any brew containing wheat. A fine trail of lace nicely coats the sides of my Schneider Weiss glass.

The aromas are very fruity and resinous like a fruit market in a head shop. Grapefruit orange and preserved lemon mix with pine and rosemary. Subtle cotton candy and bubblegum smells along with the expected clove round out a nose like that of a regular weiss on steroids.

Sweet and spicy flavours tickle the tongue initially; gingerbread, cinnamon, allspice, lemon crème caramel and buckwheat honey. Checking this is a growing hop bitterness more coniferous then citrus in nature. Trying to pin my finger on a certain flavour memory I finally landed on a cuba libre the mix of tart citrus cloying effervescent cola and boozy sweet rum all mingle in the murky depths of the brew. The finish is an epic battle of boozy sweetness and rising resinous hop bitterness.
The body is quite viscous and robust yet retains a fairly high level of carbonation.

Very interesting like an imperial ipa mixed with a wheat beer. The only drawback to my mind is that is gets slightly too sweet and filling halfway through to make it highly drinkable.

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Photo of jeffthecheff
3.41/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, orange-amber color with a thick, wheaty white head. Aroma shows deep malts at the front, with some yeasty influence behind it. Malt character isn't noticeably wheaty, but instead has a deep caramel and bread aspect. The yeast is slightly fruity, with a strong spice profile that includes cinnamon. There is also a touch of oxidation in the nose. Hops are not detectable.

There is much more of a wheat presence in the flavor than in the nose. Deep bread and caramel notes are back, with an overall smooth, sweet wheat malt base to back it up. Bitterness is slightly higher than most wheats, but I wouldn't call this a very hoppy beer. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated like many wheat beers, but with a syrupy feeling from the sweet malt.

This is an interesting weizenbock, but I'd rather have the original Shneider version. I'm not sure what the age on this beer is, but I feel it's beyond the point where the interesting hop flavors would come through.

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Photo of mrnobody
3.54/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A: A timid pour results in hardly any head: not very weizen-like! Colour is a cloudy yellow/orange with lots of sediment. Frankly, not very appetizing looking.

S: Exhibits the usual weizen aromas: banana, bubblegum, yeast.

T: The taste seems quite sweet and the hops have faded since summer. The alcohol is still well hidden though.

M: Medium mouthfeel and the carbonation is prickly on the tongue.

D: For the ABV, the drinkability is pretty good but the sweetness is a limiter.

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Photo of Zimbo
3.82/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've never had a any Schneider beer which poured as easy as this one. Usually it's a foam to space challenge to fit their beers into the glass in a oner but this one was a dream and still gave a firm tight foamy thick head.
Zillions of lines of blitzing beading rushing to the top of my Scheniders Weisse glass. Cloudy-esque browny yellow to look at and the smell was deep with some hop aroma but the sweetness of the wheat wins out and dominates. Not really cloying though.

Too bad the Schneider signature wins out here as I was expecting much more bitterness than just the typical house character. Hard to find those hops. They must be in there somewhere.

Still quite interesting and well made but certainly not exciting.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.82/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a murky amber/gold colour with an average size fizzy white head. I can't make out much carbonation due to the murkiness of the beer. There is some faint lacing on the sides of the glass and the head stuck around for only a few minutes before it was gone.

Smell - hops, wheat, cloves, bananas

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a nice mouth feel, there is a slightly above average amount of carbonation and there is lots of bubbles on the tongue. The most noticeable flavours are hops ,wheat and bananas. It almost tastes like a wheat beer mixed with Indian pale ale. I can also really pick up on the alcohol taste and it gives a nice warming feeling in my chest. The beer finishes with a banana and wheat slightly bitter aftertaste

Drink - An interesting beer with a different taste. I feel like I should be a big fan of this beer.. but I'm on the fence with it. Perhaps I will give it another try some day down the road.

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

500ml bottle poured into my matching Schneider Weisse glass nov2 2010

A super cloudy dark orange with heaps of bubbles but only a thumbs width of head that slowly falls to a 1/4film that sits there well down the glass but leaves only a patch of lace

S pineapple, dry cereal, faint bruised banana, some yeast and spice

T still quite fruity with lots of wheat on top of what I smell, just some faint booze but not as much as you would expect for the 8.2%

M thick enough and the flavors linger for some time, not as much carbonation as I could see but that still leaves a great amount of bubbles in the mouth

D several small things add up here for a very easy drinking beer, I'm not sure what season this one would go best with but it's working well with this chilly evening

I wish I could get this where I live it's a very interesting brew with unique qualities, thanks liamt07 for sending it my way

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Photo of cmq103
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Sam Adams Boston Lager glass with time to breathe for a few minutes... Pours a beautiful cloudy golden color. Smell is a definite light hops and pineapple mix. What a great blend of hops and weizenbock. I absolutely love the taste, even with the higher alcohol content, which is well hidden in the bold flavors that come forward. All I can say is, "WOW"... It is one that all German Weizenbock fans have to try. I will buy again and again...I am a true Fan!!!

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

Poured into a Weizen glass

Hazy golden amber in color, its pretty.

Smells delicious, hops, citrus, a little bit of pineapple.

Tastes sweet, citrusy, a bit of alcohol, and a strange moldy taste that I cant quite explain, but I think thats because I ate some doritos. Towards the bottom of the glass, the "moldy" taste went away and the alcohol and hops bitterness became more present.

Mouthfeel is thin, lightly carbonated, the alcohol stings the tounge slightly.

As for drinkability, I can drink this till I pass out.

Very nice beer.

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Photo of Absumaster
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Tap 5 as a part of a giftbox with all the taps onboard. The label is different from the ones shown, and no word about Brooklyn brewery.

The beer pours a hazy, orange color with a sturdy head which dies out pretty fast in my glass.

Smell is very dextrinous, with notes of wort, fresh malt/grainy, straw and honey and of course hops. The hops appear a little artificial.

The taste is different from what I expected. At first I thought the beer would be a big, massive wheat-based beer, light in body drizzled with a fresh, herbal and a bit resiny hop only Germans are able to. In fact the beer mostly meets my expectations. The malt is more dextrinous and reminds me most of fresh wort, sweet and dextrinous. The wheat is tasted, but the yeast adds a fruitinesss that has exotic fruit written all over the place. Funny enough this tastes like a Belgian beer, rather than a German.
The hops are a different story: there is no fresh hoptaste here. The hops have a hopextract taste, not bad, but too smooth for my taste. Bitterness is at a level where it should be: a light lingering bitter to close this beer.
I can't imagine why nobody else has thought of an extra hoppy weizenbock, but this beer is so far out-of-the-box that it reeks of geniality.

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Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

appearance; very cloudy dark yellow, white head with nice retention.

smell; floral and citrus hops, blended with yeasty fruit and alcohol.

taste; citrusy and floral hop notes, some Weissbier fruit flavors that are soon overpowered by alcohol. Very mild Concord grape flavor in the aftertaste, as well as a brief hop bitterness. Some Pale Ale flavors are present for sure.

mouthfeel; creamy with gentle carbonation. A brief numbing effect on the tongue is also noticable from the alcohol.

drinkability; very tasty but strong and a little too hoppy for a session beer.

More like an American craft brew than a German beer due to the hops but besides that has all the best of German beer. I perfect compromise between the two lands and a must try for any beer lover.

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

This one was a surprise in the box liamt07 sent me in a recent trade. Cheers buddy!

The beer is orange color and hazed (opaque). Nice head on top of this one. White and creamy. The aroma is hops (citrus) with some bananas (typical hefeweizen). The nose on this one is perfect. The taste has some bananas with hops. Very tasty and so good. Alcohol is present in the mouth. Smooth feeling in the mouth. Refreshing and very easy to drink. This could be a dangerous beer.

Overall a very good beer. To sum it up: Fruity, Creamy, Tasty, Hoppy and so very good. Cheers!

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Photo of 4000qtrap
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Source/Serving: 500mL Bottle

Smell: very fruity with banana and grape and citrus/pineapple notes. Light caramel, minty/herbal, with

Taste: Boldly rich and thick that is unmistakably Schneider throughout. Tongue enveloping thickness up front that makes it seem sweeter than it is. In reality is quite balanced by lightly dry bitterness and is very nice. Light spice, honey, caramel, pineapple, bread (but not yeasty). The middle is dried over all with a quick but firm, slightly citrusy hop bite and then pops with fruit, perfectly ripe banana and a little citrus which then give way to a round of wonderfully complex spices of great depth with a honey and bitter, leathery edge. All of this over top a light dose of that classic Schneider yeastiness. Alcohol is barely noticeable and when it comes through its quite nice. Finish is pleasantly dry, wicked thick, and a little leathery with heaps of spice that really linger.

Notes: Very good beer that is really warming but refreshing too.

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Photo of PicoPapa
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle. Pours a murky light orange with a an inch of frothy head. Smell is tangy and sour with maybe a hint of hops. Some banana and cloves. Taste is bready and kind of hoppy. Not as tangy as it smells but still has a bit of a twang to it. Cloves and spice towards the finish with more bready notes. Boozey but pretty easy to drink and tasty. Heavy mouthfeel with alot of carbonation. Good collaboration.

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

A: Pours a densely hazy, yeast-strewn orange-yellow color. The modest head has a similar tint and a dense, creamy texture. Retention is solid, but there wasn't much to work with. Some scraps of lace do adhere to the glass.

S: Expressively tangy wheat notes in the nose - this smells pretty tart. Some moderate phenolic character. Fruity (banana) and spicy (some mild clove). Alcohol is present but well integrated into the spicy aroma. Some mild herbal hop character as well.

T: Tangy, juicy notes up front. Wheat is prevalent, and the same phenols and spicy clove notes are present as they were in the nose. A bit fruity throughout - banana along with some mild tart strawberry. Hop bitterness is greater than I was expecting, building gradually with a firm herbal flavor. A bit of alcohol enters towards the end, reminding you of the 8.2% abv.

M: Fairly full-bodied. Carbonation is prickly but not overdone. Dry throughout, and in my opinion a bit too abruptly at the finish.

D: A very interesting collaboration here. Hops are prevalent for the style, and the yeast is also doing some interesting things. A tart, cloudy, hoppy weizenbock that may not be for the faint of heart, but I enjoyed this one and suspect that many will as well.

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Photo of Zorro
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Cloudy amber colored beer with a small puffy white colored head.

Strange smell. Banana and clove mixed with strong herbal hops. Scents of Banana, Clove, caramel, and vanilla. Grapefruit and menthol describe the hop aroma.

Starts out Neutral in sweetness and a little bitter. Tastes a bit savory rather than sweet. Crushed banana with grapefruit, just a guess that was a failed combination when developing the Pina colada. It's a combo that doesn't really work.

Mouthfeel is good.

Drinkability is just so so. Take two great beers and mix them together, sometimes it doesn't work so well. Worth a try I guess but in my case this is a not so great beer.

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Photo of thetomG
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice cloudy yellow color.Good amount of head a t first, but this dissipates quickly leaving only a small layer of foam across the surface of the beer. Very nice spotty lacing left behind.

Aroma is a pleasant mix of bready yeast with some citrus - mostly orange. Flavor has similar aspects - the bready/yeasty and citrus elements are here along a slight bitterness. Some gentle warming from the alcohol spreads as you drink.

Very tasty brew and the higher ABV is almost completely hidden making it quite drinkable.

Would definitely drink this again.

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Photo of ScottyC
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: 1st pour was a clear, dark straw color. Slightly deeper than a Pils because it has orange-hues. Retainis a thin head. 2nd pour was very cloudy and deep tan.

Aroma: Wonderful citrusy aroma predominately of grapefruit. Also has a scent of savory spices. Very nice.

Taste: Wow -- wasn't quite what I was expecting from the "hopfen" in the name. Has a wonderful, savory taste on the front end. It's a unique flavor like a savory meat combined with dark, dense fruits. Finishes extremely clean with really no bitter aftertaste. Great fruity and spicy balance. Pair this one with a steak dinner.

Mouthfeel: This beer is "chewy" and I love it!

Drinkability: Nursed this one for a while.

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Photo of mwagner1018
4.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a beautiful cloudy soft orange color with a creamy billowing white head. Poured all but the last bit out, then swirled and mixed in the lovely yeasty sediment.

S- Nice yeasty bready notes, with honey, light tropical fruits like mango and mild orange, mild remaining sweetness, works well though. Very nice aroma.

T- Refreshing, nice fruit notes reflected up front, wheat, with a nice clean noble hop bitterness at the finish.

M- Nice medium body, good fresh fruit notes, good delivering carbonation.

D- Very drinkable, impressed that the 8.2% is hidden so well in this beer, flavorful, deep complex body, fantastic beer!

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Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfenweisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 85% out of 100 with 1,403 ratings
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