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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 WHROO
4.52/5  rDev +10.5%
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 +0.7%
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 +4.9%
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 -17.1%
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 +0.7%
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 -0.7%
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 +0.7%
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 -1%
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 +6.4%
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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Photo of berley31
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured with a medium-sized, white moussy head that had quite good lasting power... finally settled to 1/2-finger. Body is dark golden and cloudy, with a lot of small particulate floating around.

S: Citrusy, banana, spices, and spicy Noble hops... lots going on here.

T: Slightly sweet, with dark fruits and banana quite strong in the mix. Spicy hop flavor is quite prominent as well, helps balance out the sweetness. Finish is slightly bitter and dry.

M: Medium-full bodied, creamy, with moderate carbonation.

D: Took a little longer to get through then I would have though, but still very enjoyable.

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

Appearance is cloudy, with a deep golden color. Pours a moderate sized white head with decent retention.

A spicy, piney hop aroma accentuates the clove from the yeast, creating a unique and interesting aroma. Also a bit of sweetness as might expect from a big wheat beer.

Nice hop flavor on top of the hefe wheat/clove. Very, very different than a big "pale ale" due both to the grains and yeast involved. Spicy in the finish, with some alcohol noted.

Body is on the big side of moderate, and the carbonation is moderately high (has a bit of bite). Alcohol warming is gentle but quite evident and nice.

Definitely a flavorful and interesting beer, but too strong in taste and alcohol to be super drinkable. A good choice as a one-off, though.

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

Pours a hazy, light peach. Thin head, but decent enough for a Weizenbock. Settles to nothing, with no lacings. Visible carbonation.

Mostly bananas on the nose. Sweet grain lingers behind.

Again, on the tongue, bananas right up front. This is followed, fairly quickly, by nice grain and a clove spiciness. This is where the generous hopping kicks in, giving an interesting twist to this particular brew. Bittering continental hops with a good dose of grassy aroma. For a moment they combine with the weisse flavours to give a not entirely pleasant plastic note, but it's fleating.

An interesting beer. I enjoy it, but it won't be to everyone's taste.

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

Poured into a weizen glass.

A cloudy deep amber body capped by a frothy white head. Aroma of melon, tangerine, lemon citrus (all three from Hallertau Saphir hops), robust nutmeg and clove overtones, banana and earth.

In the mouth, lemon accented banana bread and sweet grain with flavors pretty identical to their aromatic counterparts; ends sweet and earthy.

Light to medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation; tongue coating. While not detracting from the refreshing quality the beer could have used crisper hop flavor and some more effervescence to aid in drinkability and zestiness (new word) of flavor; gratifying nonetheless.

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Photo of Augustiner719
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a .5l wheat beer glass.

This beer pours a very nice hazy yellow orange color with very little head and minimal lacing. the head trickles rather quickly, but carbonation is evident. The aroma on this is amazing. you get that european floral component but then a bitter twang from some nice floral hops coated with caramalized bananas take over. Very nice balance between the aromas. Almost smells like bananas foster. The taste is very nice too. not typical wheat dominance as other weizenbocks have had on this one. There is a nice hop bite, a little off balanced but full weizenbock characteristics come through with the banana, caramel, clove and a touch of alcohol. Nicely carbonated and full bodied on this weizenbock. Drinkability is high as its great in the summer as its refreshing but also has the depth to go the distance with medium faired cuisine. Very nice effort on this sucker. cant wait to try the other version in the champagne bottle.

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Photo of ludachris
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very murky apricot/peachy hue with one and a half fingers of creamy and fluffy paper white head that displays decent retention and leaves spots of filmy lace.

The nose is fantastic. Fresh notes of syrupy grapefruit, orange rhine, apricots, ripe pineapple, and lemon mesh beautifully with the staple notes of a hefe; clove, banana, and a bit of pepper. Unique and complex. I love it already.

The sticky and sweet notes of grapefruit, apricot, pineapple and orange form a very tasty backbone to an already flavourful hefe base, with the clove slightly outweighing the banana character. The finish is very hop forward with overly ripe, sticky pineapple taking prominence. As the beer warms, the ABV begins to show its face in the finish, but with everything else going on, it's barely noticeable.

The feel is medium bodied, rich, creamy, chewy, and smooth. A fantastic balance is struck between the very sweet and citrus-like hop character and the traditional Schnieder-Weisse.

Like a thick and groomed moustache, this beer is glorius. I'd place this on my top 10 for sure. Rich, flavourful, balanced, smooth, and most of all unique! It goes down almost too easily. One of the best, if not the best seasonal releases you can pick up at the LCBO right now. But no matter where you live, be sure to pick one of these up.

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Photo of ecoastman
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Probably my favourite beer discovery this summer in 2010 so far. Who says globalization is a bad thing? This blend of flavours from traditional weizens and US hop-heads is a match made in brewing heaven (well, at least mine...)

The colour is a deep murky orange which is a good indicator of the type of flavours to come... There's a decent head and some lacing along the road. I was sure to swirl the sediments up to go along for the ride.

Wonderful aromas...hop-tropical fruits o'plenty: pineapple, orange, mango and grapefruit dominate while weizen bubblegum, banana and light cloves are found in the background. The flavour is thankfully the same and not weak by any means - nor is it overpowering. A very bold, yet tasteful balance.

Combined with a slick, smooth mouthfeel with med-low carbonation (a little flat towards the end), this beer goes down exceptionally well. It's a very dangerous 8.2% ABV since it's also very refreshing and great for a hot summer night like tonight.

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

500ml bottle from the LCBO, the star of the summer release.

Pours into my weizen glass a hazy golden orange with two fingers of white head pillowed on top, jetstreams of bubbles race to the surface to feed the head and help it maintain some beautiful lacing.

First time I had this beer the citrus hops jumped out of the nose, they were so foreign from a weizen that they stunned me. On further drinkings, the cloves are what stand out to me, alongside banana, a wheatiness and a good dash of citrus rind, candy sugar and a hint of floral arrangements.

Really, a tasty beer. The first bottle was gone so fast I shocked myself, just guzzled it... be careful though, 8.2 percent is not really in the sessionable range. Cloves, black pepper, citrus, candy sugar sweetness, alcohol slightly in the finish, grains, banana, grassy bitterness in the finish as well, cinnamon. Spritzy carbonation, thick chewy and yet oily mouthfeel.

My first go around I was shocked by the immense drinkability and smoothness of this beer. Second, third and fourth occasions have seen the alcohol poke out a bit more and remind me there's still a bit of brute here... perhaps a bit more than the Brooklyner version if memory serves correctly. Still love the vibrant citrus hopping ontop of the hefe - not really a Belgian IPA guy because they never seem integrated but this (while not a Belgian IPA) is my kind of thing.

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Photo of drtth
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Weizen glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: A poured the beer is cloudy dark apricot color with a 1" light-tan head that recedes slowly leaving patches and spider-web patterns of lacing and a thin layer of foam on the surface. The layer of foam persists for most of the beer and sipping leaves sheets and scattered speckles of lacing.

Smell: The aroma is a pleasant mix of both banana and apricot with some malt and wheat in the background.

Taste: The flavors contain a bit of fruit, more apricot and grapefruit zest than banana. There's also a bit of pepper and some bitter grassy, woody character.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied beer with light softness from the persistent carbonation. The finish begins with some fruity sweetness and then trails off into some dry earthy/woody bitterness.

Drinkability: This is an unusual weizenbock but one that I enjoyed. It is a nicely drinkable beer with the bitter hoppiness playing a major role. One sip leads naturally to the next and I could easily have another.

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Photo of Lars3
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've had this from a bottle on a number of occasions, but tonight when there were few beers on tap that peaked my interest I decided it was time to try this beer on tap.

Ranting the appearance of a Weizenbock (or any weizen for that matter) that hasn't been poured into a proper Weizen glass is a tough call. When I've had this beer from a bottle I've always drank it from my Schneider Aventinus glass and the beer is gorgeous. It is golden in color with a big bright billowing head. On tap tonight it was poured into a Southern Tier tulip, and it looked just wrong. The color was the same, but their was no head to be seen. I'm giving this beer a 4 as a compromise. In the bottle I'd say 5+, but on draught into a tulip a 3.5 is the best I'd offer.

I didn't noticed much of a scent from this beer. I've had a bit of a head cold the last three weeks so my sinuses are way out of whack. I could smell the hops, but none of the other typical weizenbock scents were there.

The taste is hoppy, peppery and full of subtle apricots. Excellent. The pepperyness really sticks to you tongue after all the other flavors have faded. It is too bad more breweries don't experiment with hoppy weizenbocks.

The mouthfeel was exactly as it should have been for a German weizen. The carbonation felt powerful without being effervescent.

With an abv at close to 8% I wouldn't call this a highly drinkable beer. A good hefeweizen of dunkelweizen is only about 4.5%abv which means drinking 2 liters in an evening is hardly a blip on the radar. I could probably have 2 of these in a night, but never more. In fact the one 12oz pour that I had tonight was enough for me to decided that I should head home from the bar early and stick with some low abv beers for the rest of the night.

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

Reviewed from my notes. It was served in my Uprising Chalice at Novare Res' Schneider event. The beer is generally golden orange in color, but it turns to yellow at the edges of the glass. The head is pure white foam, but it is rather small. The liquid is fully opaque. The aroma is a good combination of sweet wheat and lemon citrus hops. The flavor is superb--the hoppy finish real caught me by surprise, even though I knew it was coming. There is a lot of wheat up front, but as soon as you swallow you get a mouthful of bitterness. It is very well-balanced and extremely tasty. It has a light body and medium carbonation. There is a slight coat, but it disappears quickly. Overall, it is very drinkable. It is a bit too strong to be sessionable, but it is certainly worth the effort to seek out and enjoy over a round or two.

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

Nice to finally see a beer come to ontario that combines lots of hops with the classic hefe-weizen.

Pours a very intriguing cloudy peachy-orange with lots of floaters and a thick white head. The head subsides leaving some lacing, but the beer seems flat after a while.

What a wonderfully smelling beer. Mandarin oranges, cloves, bananas, peaches, tropical fruit, citrusy hops, this beer has everything! The alcohol is noticeable as it warms up(and as I get slightly buzzed).

Tastes nice and bitter up front with some citrus orange zest, cloves, spices and bananas. The hops are noticeable and balance well with the typical wheat beer flavours. Unfortunately the alcohol isn't very well covered up and comes through as it warms up.

Overall this is a delicious, unique brew, and a style that I would like to see more of. Will definately be seeking this beer out again, mostly for the aroma!

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to a Sierra Nevada Kellerwies glass

A - A coudy deep yellow colour with a hint of orange. Half a finger of thick white head.

S - Strong smell of cloves up front with some faint citrus notes.

T - Cloves up front with some citrus and bready malts to provide an excellent compliment. And ever-so-slight bitter citrus taste in the finish.

M - Medium body with some good chew. Smooth. Lightly carbonated.

D - An excellent example of the style. Can barely tell that this packs an 8.2% ABV punch.

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Photo of kingcrowing
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at das bierhaus poured into a half liter Schneider glass.

Pours above cloudy golden wheat color. With a small light white head that shrinks really quick but lingers the whole time. Nose is light, fruity and sweet. Lots of banana and wheaty notes.

Taste is very light and crisp, it's sweet and smooth with a lot of those fruity notes as well. It's really easy drinking and very smooth. Totally worth checking out, very tasty.

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Photo of BeerNinja007
3.23/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500mL bottle, $4.99 from Hoosick Beverages in Troy, NY. Code stamped on label: 09.229 1-3 0093 2717 (whatever the hell that means).

Smells of wheat soon after cracking the seal. A hearty pour gives 1" of eggshell head on top of a thick and very cloudy orange brew. Nose is full and hearty, heavy on citrus: pineapple, candied orange rind, some very mild grass and pine hops, all on a good background of light malt and wheat. Taste follows directly from the nose, though overly sweet, plus some milky/ lactose aspects. Reminds me of a creamsicle. A little yeasty funk. Mouthfeel is creamy smooth with soft carbonation.

Overall pretty good, but too milky and too sweet, and too simple... like an orange-pineapple citrus bomb. I want to like this more but there are too many things wrong with it.

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Photo of WeedKing4
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pours a lovely cloudy orange with a decent amount of foam in the duvel tulip glass. Also have drank several of these out of a Erdinger weizen glass. Tastes of nice mild hop bitterness with a little sweet dark fruit lingering around. Goes down quite smooth and is very drinkable for 8.2% alc. Glad I have a few more bottles of this one. Very solid beer overall. I can't stop coming back to this one.

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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 1,408 ratings
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