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 laituegonflable
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours an almost dayglo orange, completely translucent, almost gelatine-style opaque. Head is cream-coloured, modest, sinks to a thin film and leaves some decent trails of lace around. Looks interesting, at least. Can't say it wows me though.

Nose is quite fruity, with a little bit of off-funk. Lots and lots of pineapple on it, with some pear, maybe some mango as well, and hiding at the back is a kind of rubbery aroma. Mostly tropical and fruity, nice tang to it, yeah. Oh and a bit of caramel sweetness as well I'm noticing now, nice.

Taste is mostly fruity and tangy for the most part, more of that pineapple with caramel and vanilla sweetness. Touch of dessert wine liqueuriness on the mid, then taken over by funk. Lots of rubber and a hint of wet straw, maybe some leather as well. Tang continues to the back palate though, and complemenets the rindy flavour with a nice lemony freshness. Slight acidic bite at the end and a touch of earthy bitterness lingers gently. Pretty nice, but does lean a little heavily on the sweaty shoe-character at the end for my liking.

Very smooth texture, actually quite thick and syrupy but goes down nicely.

Yeah, mostly fresh, smooth flavours. The beer is a little off-kilter, but definitely enjoyable and quite refreshing.

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Photo of IllNate
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - VERY cloudy. Muddy yellow. Mountain of head.

S - Clove, small banana aroma.

T - Banana more so than clove now. Pineapple and clove round it out. Fruity notes, and alcohol is very well hidden.

M - Very smooth, quite nice.

D - Pretty drinkable, alcohol might stop you from having too many though.

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Photo of rootbeerman
4.67/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pour into a weizen glass, also this is my 200th review.

A: pours cloudy dark yellow-orange. head is only a finger which fell to a thin white layer with a small amount of lacing.

S: a amazing combination of yeast, light banana and clove. along with light pine and grapefruit hops to go with a east coast ipa like malt.

T: wow, a Weizenbock-IPA, a clove and banana sweet wheat malt. mixed with grapefruit, pine and sweet IPA like malt. i never would have guessed this would be such a good combo

M: somewhat thick like an IPA but yet has a medium-high carbonation and slick like most weizenbocks.

D: for 8.2% this is very drinkable. the flavor intrigues me enough to look for more beers like it.

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Photo of Seanstoppable
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark orange color with a finger of head. Head quickly evaporates to a crown. Visible carbonation in the glass, along with a small amount of yeast.

Smell is wonderful. Very nice hop character that gives away to citrus and spice (possibly clove).

Flavor is interesting. Can't place a few things off the bat. Some fruity character, but not really citrus and not really apricot but somewhere between the two. Nice hop taste throughout. Alcohol warmth is there, but not to the point where you are thinking it is 8.2%.

Slightly chewy feel to the brew. Wet finish with just a bit of aftertaste.

Very smooth, but that 8.2% does eventually hit you. I'm glad I have a few of these tucked away for later.

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Photo of OskarL
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange color with a two finger head that has some retention and leaves lacing. Even more cloudier ones the yeast is poured in, hard to see through.

Smells of citrus hops, wheat and spices.

Taste is peach, apricot, wheat, orange, spices (corriander and something else), citrus fruit, some banana, yeast esters and alcohol. A bit tart finish.

Full body, smooth with low carbonation.

A wonderful beer quite complex with everything that is going on!

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Photo of BBP
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Almost like an orange apple smoothie with a colorful body somewhere between yellow and red. Little head. What head is there disappears rapidly.

S- Citrus clove scent came first and some wheat and hop aromas are detectable within the depth of it.

T- Good hops and wheat as a foundation with a orange clove taste on top. Normally cloves tend to bother me, but luckily, they kept them under control. More of a spectrum between bitter and sweet in this than most beers. Fairly good aftertaste too.

M- Smooth on the tongue but a tad watery.

D- Easy to down, and the 8.2%ABV was not obvious at all. You'd have to watch yourself as these are so easy to down. Had mine at a bit below room temperature, but it was still refreshing.

At first when I opened it and smelled it, I detected the same aroma as Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Natürtrub, and thought to myself, Oh no, this again, but I found this to be far less dominated by cloves, and I found that it maintained the traditional taste of beer a bit more too. All in all, I'm far more pleased with it than I expected to be from the scent. Could see myself buying it again.

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Photo of psiweaver
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from a 500ml bottle into a Reidel stemless red wine glass.

pours a hazy orangeish yellowish with a soft white off white head.

great hoppy/wheatey smell with some spices and citrus.

great full taste profile with lots of hops and some wheat, very complex.

great easy mouth feel and drinkability, I could definitely knock a few of these back on a hot summer's day. Overall i really enjoyed this beer fresh and would love to try the Brooklyn version.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

.5 L brown bottle into a weizen glass, freshness code(?) Indicates this to be brewed at the very end of '09. Seeing as it's a 8% Weizenbock, I'm sure it's not too old.

Pours a murky dirty golden color with a thick finger and a half head that formed from a fairly aggressive pour. Abundant carbonation. Leaves great lacing all around.

Smells of ripe, sweet apples first. Some caramel and a lingering hop note in the back. Cloves mixed with the apples.

Interesting flavor, very strong. It starts wheaty and spicy, which fades into the classic hop flavor, slightly bitter with citrus. This melts away into the fruity and sweet apple in the end, mixed with some yeast. Alcohol lingers

Pretty wet, fairly full bodied. Not too tickling.

Fairly drinkable, although you can tell it's a 8.2% beer. Gets a little heavy and the bitterness is unusual for the style. I enjoyed the change but won't seek it out again.

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Photo of andrenaline
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Quite excited to find this one... Being a fan of hoppy beers and Weissbeers, this was the culmination of flavours I think I might be looking for!

A - Pours a nice hazy golden amber colour with a bit of a straw colour. The head rentention is very pronounced, and the lacing is quite impressive.

S - I was quite surprised to find that the citrus hops dominated the scent, but was nicely complemented by spicy scents of nutmeg and orange all-spice.

T - Pretty much the complete opposite of the scent, with Weiss dominating the flavours, and the dry hops lingering on the finish. This is not to be interpreted as a turn-off, rather it was quite nice and a memorable flavour combination.

M - Light and bubbly, goes down smooth with no complaints in this department!

D - This one was surprisingly delicious and the high ABV was incredibly hidden. This beer is fantastic, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a Weiss with a hoppy twist. They've nailed it!

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Photo of StephenRich
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Garret Oliver of the Brooklyn Brewery, and Hans-Peter Drexler of the Schneider Weisse Brewery could be two of the most infamous brewmasters on this planet. They could also be two of the best. Each of their brewery's exemplify what craft beer is all about. Their products reek of tradition, passion and expertise. Honestly, I love what these guys do. So how can you improve on their beers? Put these two geniuses in the same room and let them collaborate a beer taking traditional brewing styles from both countries (the US and Germany).

So what does this mean? Taking the love of hops from the United States and combining that with the weissbier prowess of Germany. Awesome. The concept that came to fruition was that together they would brew the same beer, but at both breweries - thus releasing two different versions, one in a classic 750ml Brooklyn Bottle from the Brooklyn Brewery, and the other, this, in a 500ml classic Schneider Weisse bottle. This is really the stuff that dreams are made of. Or, mine at least.

So what is this beer? It is kind of unclassifiable. Its a Weizen, with a good dosage of American hops. Some people call its a Weizenbock, but I really don't think it meets the flavor profile. So I guess you call it exactly what Brooklyn and Scheider decided to; a Hopfenwiesse. It is 8.2% abv, and has changed the way that I consider what is possible from a wheat beer.

I grabbed the Hopfenweisse with great anticipation - I had enjoyed this beer when it first was released over a year ago, but it recently sprung into the LCBO (hooray!) during the Summer Release, so I filled a cooler with them and headed to the beach.

I opened it cold around 7C (45F) and poured it into a tall Schneider Weisse glass. A careful pour created a huge rumbling of life in the beer. Instantly you can see a bustling fight between a deeply hazy golden brown and copper orange beer and the frothy and foamy eggshell head that it is trying to create. Eventually what you are left with is a tall glowing beer that is completely hazy, has gold, yellow, orange, brown, red brick, copper and sunshine pouring out of it, and a 3 inch head that is sturdy, fluffy, very dense, and completely in charge. I hope you like beer.

The nose hugely aromatic and floral. It is spiced gently and brings soft banana, bubblegum, vanilla, lemon grass, citrus, fresh hops, tangy wheat, a touch of clove and a slice of orange. It is classic Scheider Wiesse, but is more potent, more hopped, and slightly fruitier. I don't get orange off the original, and this shows greater spice and citrus flavors - most obviously due to the greater presence of hops. I expect that they hops here were mostly aroma hops added in at the end of the boil.

**Side lesson** When brewers add hops to beer, they typically add them during the boil. The earlier in the boil the hops are added (the longer they boil for) the more bitterness is extracted from them and imparted to the beer, but the less flavor you are left with. If the brewer adds the hops late in the boil (a shorter time being boiled) then the amount of bitterness that they actually contribute is minimized, but the flavor they add is enhanced.

Get ready and bring the tall glass to your lips. Open up and let a smooth and cooling wave of pure sunshine refreshment into palate. That was my first reaction, seriously. The Hopfen Weisse brings all the classic Schneider flavors in, but in a richer, creamier, and more refreshing manner. A clean and round sensation of vanilla, light banana, warm clove, pale malts, cinnamon and citrus floats over my tongue and cheeks opening me up for orange, apricot, flowers, lemon and orange zest and touches of clean white pepper. Bright caramel comes in the sides and glides easily over your mouth.

It shows a soft tartness brimming on fruit sweet, but is contained by added fresh bitterness. Maybe the original was missing this the whole time? I love the original, love it. But at a richer 8.2%, and with the quenching addition of fresh, earthy and zesty hops I may have fallen in love all over again! The mouthfeel of the beer is light and effervescent as you would expect, but it is now also a big bigger, and shows a beautiful balance between creamy and bubbly.

It finishes clean and crisp with the sweet hints of weissbier, and the fresh notes of hops. I am truly amazed by this beer and am thankful that I can go buy it now in Ontario. The Original Scheider Weisse was already such a great pairing with foods like seafood, breakfasts, light pasta, cheeses and more. But now with greater strength and added hop character you can add Mexican, Thai, and Indian food to your plate. Can't wait!

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Photo of RockyTopHeel
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle, purchased in tandem with the Brooklyn bottling of the same.

Pours a hazy pale orange that becomes more yellow at the periphery, with a short, white head.

Aroma is enticing, with nice traditional hefe smells - wheat, a hint of citrus, and some spice - balanced by a crisp, bitter hop component. The promise of the aroma is delivered -- an exceptional "hefe-weizen ale" (per the label), with the utterly refreshing combination of hops and weisse. There's nary a hint of the fairly potent 8.2% ABV.

Delicious, refreshing, crisp, and outstanding. I can't wait to drink the Brooklyn half of this collaboration.

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Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a yellowish orange with a pure white head. Little visible carbonation.

The scent is very hoppy. Citric and floral notes combined with a spicy note of wheat malt.

There is a fairly pronounced alcohol taste as well as a sharply spicy flavor--peppery, even. Medium bodied with sparse carbonation. Drinkability is ok.

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Photo of SaunaKing
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light, cloudy orange with not much of a head. The aroma explodes with banana and coriander. Really powerful, great smell to this beer.

Very well balanced mouthfeel, not much lingers. The taste is a fresh and tangy banana flavor washing away with a pleasant aftertaste.

Highly drinkable but the 8.2% abv will really pack a punch.

Excellent brew, would never guess the abv from the taste & smell.
Love the Germans & their beer!

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Photo of bogus564
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall weizen glass.

Cloudy golden orange in color, with a head that just won't form, even with a vigorous pour...

Smells are what you'd expect from a beer of this type - fruit, cardamom, grass - well balanced in your nose, though. I'm hoping for the best with my first sip.

The taste is good - not great, but good. Banana's the first thing that hits me, then orange, then spice, then grass. There's alcohol, too, and you do notice it. Not that there's anything wrong with that; we're drinking beer, after all.

Mouthfeel is okay - it's light-bodied, with halfway decent carbonation and a dry finish.

Drinkability is good - it went perfectly with my leftover fried chicken. Yum!

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Photo of Mosstrooper
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16.9oz bottle into 16oz Samuel Adams Perfect Pint Glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a medium, long-standing white head that doesn't leave much lace. Many bubbles along the side of the glass.

Smell: Yeast and wheat with a hint of clove. Strong citric and fruity hop aromas.

Taste: Begins with fruity sweetness and a bit of hop spice, finishing with pleasant citric and bitter hops and a yeasty backbone.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, lighter body with balanced, natural carbonation. Finish is Refreshing and a bit dry.

Drinkability: A very nice beer- this succeeds in having both wonderful "regular" wheat beer characteristics and a strong hop presence. Very good and highly recommended.

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Photo of gracebeliever
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Reviewing as I enjoy.

Appearance: A Cloudy Amber/Gold

Aroma: Hops/Fruit

Taste: That Wheat Taste w/ Hops. Awesome!

Mouthfeel: Has a Slight Creaminess to it which is Appealing.

Drinkability: This is an Awesome Beer. I Would Love to Try This w/ a Big Buhind Steak and Steamed Shrimps... Bless God!!! Awww ! Git in me Belly !

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Photo of WHROO
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark deep yellow/orange...nice head, only a little carbination

S: Floral hops straight up, then some fruits, fennel, cloves..complex! With some very sweet candy!

T: Very sweet, fruity, with bananas, cloves, fennel...& only a tad hoppy...(seems hops was used more for aroma)...Complex! Again also some very sweet candy

M: Maybe a little too thick, & heavy. Very thin carbonation, that was only evident in mouth, in the glass was hard to see any movement - maybe 1 bubble on oocasions. Mouthfeel totally reminded me of a thicker Barley Wine...would have liked it to be a little more alive.

D: Here I am, middle of winter, sipping on this in front of a fire with me wife. It's warming alcohol & the full-on complexity is amazing. GIVE THIS A GO! A bewdiful ambience tipple

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Photo of allergictomacros
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy prange with a big frothy head. Nose is juicy orange, grapefruit and lemon, hints of yeast and some funk. Flavour is lots of fresh juicy citrus with a solidly bitter backing. Very grapefruity, and a very nice sweetness balance. Mouthfeel is smooth but quite hefty with a moderate carbonation. Almost chewy. I wouldn't call this a sipper, but obviously not sessionable either. I imagine this to be a solid dinner beer with red meat or heavy sauces.

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Photo of cratez
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a dense and murky burnt amber orange with golden hues and one finger of bubbly white froth. Smell is aromatic hops, fresh cut grass, perfume, unripe banana, clove, bubblegum, pear and apricot, light phenols, baking sugar, ethanol, and powdery, doughy aromas. So complex it's breathtaking! Taste is sweet wheat malt, strong spiciness, more banana and clove, warming alcoholic edge, mildly bitter and earthy hop finish. Mouthfeel is silky-medium, lush and smooth, parched aftertaste with hints of wheat husk and citrus. Good God, this is some crazy shit! A quintessentially German/U.S. collaboration, as it combines the very best features of your favourite weizen with a bold, well-hopped, American ale. Drinkability is high but you need to respect the 8.2% ABV. An enthralling, satisfying, and nuanced beer. Just try it.

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Photo of sirdillon
3.39/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

poured into my hefeweizen glass. pours a darkish-yellow, good looking head at first, but diminishes quickly and leave no lacing. as i'm pouring it the scent reaches me, and immediately i think of fruity medicine. i get confused. i take a deeper smell and get apples, pears, bananas, and some weird herbally spicy medicinal scent. i suppose that could be the hops, since i'm getting no other hop scent at all.

tastes quite a bit like it smells, but with some alcohol. pear flavors are more pronounced, some wheat, and some herbal sensations. i really wanted to be excited about this one, a hoppy hefeweissen sounded like a lot of fun. oh well.

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Photo of rtepiak
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pour is a bit lighter than their hef... yellowish with a long of murky and bits floating around. would like to see the wheat malt more integrated. zesty... smal head... but not dead. nose is hoppy banana apple. palate is rather sharp on the tongue. fruit... lavender... floral astringent and a bit grainy on the tongue. a hoppy verison of a weisbock is what it is. those that love the imperial hef from new glarus will dig on this. warm candy... but sharp finish of a mild bitter. well quite for a weizenbock.

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

A - Aggressive pour into an Erdinger weisse glass produced almost no head. Colour is an almost electric orange, very hazy, medium carbonation.

S - Could smell this sucker as soon as I poured it. Strong hops and orange zest, a little alcohol, but quite zesty.

T - That typical wheat beer feel with coriander and citrus notes but combined with a nice hop punch. At first it seems like the flavours are contradictory but it grows on you quite fast and becomes very pleasant.

M - Carbonation dances on the tongue and isn't too strong. Medium body.

D - Quite drinkable. That slight alcohol flavour holds it back a bit but it's quite refreshing.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The pour is a quite hazy orange color with a fluffy off-white head on it.

S: The nose is quite impressive. Lots of citrus notes, sweet wheat, and of course the usual banana and clove notes. A few more sniffs give off a really intense floral hop aroma.

T: A nice sweet malt flavor along with plenty of fruitiness. Lots of oranges, bananas, and a bit of bubblegum and clove. A good yeast flavor as well.

M: The body is medium with a very plentiful level of carbonation.

D: Another delicious weizenbock. Easy to drink and plenty of good flavors and aromas.

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Photo of GregoryVII
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I used my Brooklyn hefeweizen glass. The head was vibrant, foamy and larger than life. It's color was a beautiful orange haze with rocking turbidity going on in the center post pour. There was hazy yeast, but also hop sediment swirling together for a nice tornado-like combo effect.

She gave off a fruity, classic banana and bubble gum scent with clove, but there was a lot more going on in this beer's aroma. There were intense floral hop whiffs. Imagine a field of wild flowers, with bananas and clove that are being lit like incense and you're there.

The first sip was fruity upfront but with a bit of olive and off the path flavor thrown in. There are definite floral and spicy flavors from the hops that linger into the finish and stay with you in the aftertaste. A clove and cinnamon like quality grow as the experience continues. The spice becomes very distinct from the hops, yeast driven, as the hops fade into the aftertaste. The end is a mixture of alcohol, fruit sweetness and clove.

The body is medium and the carbonation lively. An interesting and enjoyable journey.

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Photo of Long813
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dated: 10.071 2 0722 2716
From: liamt07

A: Cloudy pale green body with three fingers of white fluffy head. Head dissipates rather quickly into a thin ring and leaves decent lacing.

S: Sweet fruits, banana, yeast funk and some hops

T: Much like the aromas, sweet fruits, banana notes of spice. Yeast funk is very up front and there is mild hoppiness - akin to a pale ale.

M: Light bodied and medium carbonation. Very smooth and creamy texture and leaves a dry fruit after taste. Very pleasant, no alcohol notes and not very bitter

D: Thanks liam, this is amazing It would get an A+ if there were more bitter/hoppiness. This goes down easy and I could drink this time after time.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfenweisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.07 out of 5 based on 1,399 ratings.
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