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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany
schneider-weisse.de

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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4.07
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11.06%
 
 
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Photo of pootz
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle:

Puts a really turbid gold ale in the flute with stiff tight pored cap, great retention massive lacing. Lively carbonation.

Wonderful pungent nose: bananas, grapefruit, spice, some mustiness, bubblegum and a touch of fusel.

Substantial body for a hefeweiss, rounded mellow character , Silken mouth feel, ... smooth as a fruit pudding with NO sharp edges at all!

Big fruits and citrus up front are balanced with spicy tones and citrusy hop bittering, middle is pudding soft and mellow with substantial body with leafy NW hops and malt sweetness joining the liquid fruit cocktail. Light drying in the finish punctuated with bitter citrus...light 'hop burn' in the after taste.

Frikkin' awesome wheat!

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Photo of ThatWineGuy
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a surprize to find this at the Summerhill LCBO, a collaboration is always exciting to check out. Thanks to the respective brewing companies.

The beer poured a dark peach puree colour, murky, with a short lived head. Carbonation remained pretty consistent beneath the surface and there were spritzy sparkles on the surface. Darker and more cloudy than I expected, no lace to speak of and hardly a ring.

The smell was really interesting with apricot and a honey sweetness initially; with air came pitted fruit aromas and then strong bubblegum, a dash of banana and clove, almost as if in waves.

Taste was very hop forward, bitterness dominates, passion fruit, strong yeast backdrop, some sourness detracts. Fruit on opening diminished with air and warming. The finish is pretty intense with more yeast and sour fruit. Medium body, cleansing hoppiness, there was a pine resin quality that made it just a bit rough around the edges, that was my impression. With a few subtle changes, I'd score this a half point higher in all categories. Still, a really decent beer and I'll pick up more if there are any left and thanks again to the breweries for providing a real break from the norm.

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

Pours a hazy, deep orange colour with huge white head. Lots of lacing too. Lots of banana, orange and lemon in the smell, to go with hop flavour. A nice amount of bitterness. Certainly not an IPA or anything for hop profile, but the hops are a big component of the taste. This blends really well with the taste of a hefe. I get clove, banana, lemon and orange in the flavour. Alcohol is really well hidden. Really nice beer and I'm glad the Control Borad in Ontario got this as part of the summer release. I'm going to buy loads of this.

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Photo of eat
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was thrilled to run into this on a random beer run while in Chinatown. I didn't think it had come out in Ontario yet. Nice surprise. The Hopfen-Weisse is pretty dark for a weizen, pouring an opaque, dull amber. The head is creamy white in colour and the retention and lacing could be better. Still, a good looking beer.

Although the hops are indeed from Germany, this doesn't smell German at all. These Hallertauer-Saphir hops seem all-American: tons of juicy citrus fruit salad (lime, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine), papaya and a ginger-like pepperiness combine beautifully with weizen spices (coriander, clove, nutmeg), wild flowers and lots of sweet candy malt. Maybe a little similar to the hopping on Houblon Chouffe, if I remember correctly. This smells like some serious good stuff.

The hops are right up front but so well-balanced, pulling up right along side the weizen base. While Schneider Weiss isn't really my favorite example of the style, the citrusy hops really step this one up a big notch. (If this had been Weihenstephaner-Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse, I wouldn't doubt it would be in competition for my favorite beer...). A light grapefruit rind dryness, lemon-lime and a touch of pine are mellowed out by light candy malt and what end up being background spices (bits of coriander and clove). The finish is equal parts drying and smooth, sweet weizen. They kept the IBUs down to 40 here, which is appropriate; it's hoppy while not overwhelming the weizen underneath. I almost wanted to rate this one 4.5 but I'm not the hugest Schneider Weiss fan and can really taste the somewhat-bland base under the (beautiful) hops. Maybe it's worth 4.25. I just noticed this stuff is 8.2%, I had no idea! It was drinking like a 5%er until I noticed a premature buzz coming on. The alcohol is hidden extremely well.

The feel is good but nothing special. Maybe a little more watery than I'd like. The fairly light carbonation could also be turned up a bit as well, IMO. I'd like things a little more lively to pair up with the extra hops. That's all just being picky, though.

This stuff easily joins the ranks of the best summer go-to beers available in Ontario. Thank you LCBO for mustering up an ounce of sanity! Hopefully this sells well and they bring it back. The only thing keeping the drinkability down here is the relatively-high ABV. At 8.2% though, if you were to bring three of these out with you to sip on for an evening, I think that would be just great. You don't need to carry too many around with you.

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Photo of Brez07
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

For all intents and purposes, this is the beer that got me into the craft scene. I've consumed countless bottles of this, finally getting around to reviewing it. 500ml bottle poured into a pilsner glass

A: Cloudy golden orange pour with a 1 finger white head. No lacing on the glass, although I remember seeing it in previous glasses

S: Sweet fruit, orange and lemon zest, some honey, banana, clove, grassy and floral notes

T: Nothing really sticks out. All the flavors blend well to create a crisp, citrus flavor mixed with wheat and a slight bitterness from the hops

M: Medium bodied, crisp, slight bitterness left on the tongue that only lasts until the next sip. Dry finish

D: Supposedly this beer is 8.2%, but you'd never know it. Very refreshing, easy drinking beer made by two great breweries. And it's a hard price to beat at only $4 a bottle

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Photo of thain709
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A hazy, golden, orange body with some particles suspended throughout the beer...a creamy, white head sat on top and left some decent lacing

S - A nice nose compliments of citrus and spicy hops mixing together with some banana and other spices

T - The weisse part of the beer is present up front...a nice wheat malt flavor and some yeast...that mellows out into a sweet banana flavor...towards the middle-end of the beer the hops become evident...a big pineapple flavor comes across but so does other citrus...the ending is bittersweet

M - Medium bodied...nice and creamy...a great bittersweet finish

D - The idea of adding hops to a hefe was a great idea...I love Aventius and this to me was a lighter verison hopped up...this is a beer that could be enjoyed all year round

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Photo of woosterbill
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Prime 16 into an Old Engine Oil tulip.

A: Hazy orange body with only a wisp of foam atop the exceedingly full pour. I blame the bartender more than the beer though, but of course getting an extra ounce of liquid beer isn't exactly something to complain about.

S: Classic aroma of hefe yeast, with banana really standing out from lighter notes of bubblegum, spice, and floral yeast. Pleasant and just a bit different from the usual.

T: Much like the nose, but with more emphasis on the bitter, floral, grassy hops. Lovely balance and interplay of flavors, but the finish gets a bit overly astringent. Quite tasty overall.

M: Very lively medium body. Smooth and enjoyable.

D: Very tasty, and appropriately refreshing for the weizenbock style. The board at Prime 16 called this 6.4%, though, not 8.2%, so I initially gave this a 3.5. Take of that what you will.

Notes: The hops really add a lot here, without detracting from the standard characteristics of the style. This is definitely a solid result for a collaboration.

Cheers!

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

'Meine Hopfenweisse Tap 5'. 0.5 l bottle. bottled december 2009. Great hoppiness on this beer.

Colour hazy amber with a good head. good lacing.
Smell and taste are fresh with malt, yeast and clear hops. Classic hefeweiss notes as banana and citrus are not so noticable anymore, unfortunately, but some nice floral notes have entered.
The bittersweet balance in this ale is exceptional.
Also very refreshing in the mouth, making it excellently drinkable. You would never know it's 8.2% abv, if you hadn't read the label.

Great traditional Hefebock.

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Photo of MrHall
4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

We just got this in Ontario! Hurray...Didn't know there were two versions...

A: Beautiful light apple cider colour, thick with clouds and a surprising head for 8.2%

S: I opened the bottle a good foot away from my face and could already smell the hops. Lots of fruit and alcohol going on.

T: Well this is one fine hefe-weisse. That it. My favourite that I can recall.

M: I'd like them ease back on the bubbles just a tad, but I guess that helps cut through the abv.

D: If it wasn't 8.2% I'd have much much more.

Bottom Line: I wasn't crazy about weisse, Hefe, or Beligian Wits before this season.

Schneider's Edelweisse really turned me onto the style and this may be my beer of the season!!!

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Photo of Metalmonk
4.87/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden-yellow that just barely leans into the orange part of the spectrum. As you would with a hefe-weizen, I swirled the last half-inch of the bottle before the final pour, which gave a pineapple/pear/banana juice-like opacity. Total fruit juice fog. Head is a super-creamy, long-lasting, foamy thing of beauty.

Smelling this beer is to experience pure aromatic glory...on a horse...bearing a sword...riding to victory. Ahem, ok, waitaminute...seriously, I cannot get enough of the aroma. It's a fantastic merger of sweet pastry dough, clover honey, white pepper, fragrant and flowery perfume, lemon rind, and glazed doughnut. The gentle but present alcohol underlines all this with a warm breeziness. Oh c'mon, how can a beer smell this awesome???

Flavor is pretty much a mirror of what the aroma gives, but when it all bursts to life on the tongue, it's unbelievable: grapefruit (rind and flesh); perfume-like wildflower sharpness (like, if you actually chomped down on any type of wildflower); clover honey; lemon pie; white pepper; Sauvignon blanc grape/wine; pineapple; glazed doughnut; sourdough bread. Fairly dry, lightly tart and a bit puckery in the finish, which leaves a nice balance of sugary sweetness and earthy bitterness on the tongue. As with the aroma, the alcohol comes in just enough to add flare and detail. Just stupidly delicious.

Lightly coating/sticky, but mostly fluffy and creamy, buoyant and silky, and just enough carbonation for some pizazz. How can it smell, taste AND feel this good? Damn.

The brewers say it's a "hefe-weizen," BA says it's a "weizenbock," but I think it's a German WeizenIPA, clearly a totally unrecognized and undefined type of hybrid. It offers the best of Germany's various wheat beers smacked upside the head with some American-style hoppiness, exercising the balance, depth, complexity and quality that both brewers usually deliver. Calling it "good stuff" is like calling Black Sabbath a "decent band." Truly top notch.

Note to self: Buy This, Savor This, Repeat Daily.

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

This beer pours a hazy golden color. It looks like the regular Schneider Weisse in color and head, which is bright white and sticks around.

The beer smells amazing. There are strong grapefruit aromas along with zesty lemon. It's a mix of tropical passionfruit on the nose. The taste is very much like the smell. It's pretty spicy, full flavored, and has tart grapefruit taste throughout. The wheat malts shine thorugh on the beginning but by the end it is the floral hops that do all the talking along with a dry finish.

This is a most delicious beer. It is perfect for a refreshing summer brew that still packs a punch.

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

Bottle into bicentennial Mason jar.

A: Almost a ruby red grapefruit juice body. With a 3 finger ecru head. Lace very short lived. It is a very different looking brew.

S: Wow, pink bubble gum yeastiness und Hallertauer Saphir hops give a wunderbar nose full.

T: Kind of band-aid-ish. The bitterness from the hops does something on the back end of the yeast flavors. It seems to get stronger as it warms. The first few really cold sips though were very scrumptious. Honeyed very ripe bananabread and pink bubblegum intermingled with floral nectar hops. I think this would best be served in Amsterdam with some bubblegum of a different hop variety. A good brew. It seems as the beer warmed even more in my glass the conflicting flavors did mellow and meld better. So whilst reviewing it has gone from 4.5 to 3.5 und now to 4.0! End with the supersweet banana.

M: Nice medium feel.

D: A good complex beer. With all the strange micro-brew combos out there. I don't think this combination brew is off putting at all. Try her on she'll fit nicely.

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Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy gold-orange. 3/4 inch head retains well and leaves light lacing down the sides of the glass. Aroma is thick with hops - spicy, herbal smelling hops - very nice. Some fruit flavors (pineapple comes to mind?)followed by grainy malt and a long - lingering hop finish. Full bodied mouthfeel - enough carbonation for the style. Very good drinkability especially at 8.2% - I am very happy to have found this beer. Very unique.

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Photo of eric5bellies
4.7/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from my Erdinger Weizen Glass.

A - This brew pours a hazey honey colour with a tight fluffy head, that retains well.

S - Very heavy sweey hop aromas and some citrus

T - So much going on here with spicey citrus, coriander seed and bread, nice alcohol kick at the end.

M - Medium to full body with minimal carbonation.

D - If there is such a thing as an imperial wit beer thyen this would be it. It has to be one of my favourite 10 beers and ther have been over 600.

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Photo of SShelly
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light orange, moderatly cloudy with a low white head.

Aroma is lightly hoppy and fruity, nothing overpowering but very pleasant.

Flavor is large, fruity with a big back end malt burst, really unique brew, some sweet orange/fig kind of flavors in the mid-sip.

Glad I gave this a try, really enjoyable.

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Photo of Schwarzwald
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very interesting Hefe. This beer has a lot of fruit, apricot, apple and pear. Very spicy and very good. Drank it with food but would say that this beer needs to be enjoyed alone. Too many different layers to enjoy with food. Very odd for a hefe and would love to get a little more of the story behind the brew. Enjoy!

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

Pours a lovely thick and chunky opaque orange colour, with a fine white head of creamy looking bubbles. A really, really excellent looking hefe - absolutely gorgeous.

Nose is a wonderful blend of fresh noble hop fragrance and deep and robust wheat sweetness. Together they bounce off each other delightfully, leaving a springing impression of candy and fresh spice. The wheat characters are lovely, just what you expect from Schneider, but the lilting, lifting character of the hops sets it off brilliantly. What a delicious smelling beer.

Taste is spicy and round, with some warmth on the palate from the slightly higher alcohol content. Wheat sweetness comes through, and there is a noticeable but never harsh hop presence on the back which adds a bite to the back before releasing the palate into a green, lightly vegetal flavour that mingles with the sweetness to evoke a character like sweet herbs. Very nice indeed.

This is a really, really excellent brew. Somewhat intriguing and unusual, but so balanced, coherent and drinkable that you wonder why the style should be unusual at all. Still, collaboration or no, Schneider are one of the breweries I would trust to pull something like this off so expertly, and that is exactly what they do. A truly wonderful drop of beer.

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Photo of Kromes
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: a hazy light orange color with a soapy head. Can see sediment suspended in beer.

S: very nice aroma. An almost wood-aged wine quality to it. It is sweet smelling with a cork-like aroma. It's hard to pin down. There is also a hop aroma in the background.

T: The flavor is much like the aroma. There is a tang that hits you right up front that has sweet wood qualities. That gives way to a slight alcohol flavor and it finishes semi-dry with a very slight melon-like flavor and hop flavor way in the background, but the bitterness rather apparent.

M: The mouthfeel is nice, it is light and smooth. The aftertaste is on the dry side.

D: A nice unique beer. It has a nice drinkable quality even though it is on the high side for alcohol.

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Photo of DoesntMatter46
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into my half liter stein, left a big foamy white head that settled to a thin layer. Cloudy like a good Bavarian wheat beer, light amber in color, darker than a Belgian Wit.

A mildly spicy, piny hop aroma and a bit of cloves from the yeast.

The first thing this reminds me of is a sweet peach, then the bitterness comes into play and gives only enough to balance the wheaty-malty 8.2% backbone, then hints of banana and clove that is so common in a hefeweizen but doesn't always translate to a weizenbock.

Nice mouthfeel and carbonation, pretty middle of the road.

An interesting beer, and well worth trying, but one is enough. Would like to try the version of this from Brooklyn Brewing...

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Photo of MeisterBurger
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hopfen Weisse is coming to the LCBO (the monopolistic entity which controls the sale and distribution of alcohol in Ontario, Canada) this summer so I figured I'd crack open the bottle I grabbed in Buffalo a while back before the inevitable deluge, flood--nay, onslaught--of Ontarian reviews that will inevitable follow here on BA.

I paid $5.99 US for it. It's coming to Ontario for $3.25 CDN. (Our dollar is close to being on par right now.) It hardly makes up for the 1000s of reasons the LCBO sucks donkey nuts, but it numbs the pain a little.

A hefeweizen style pour reveals a lightly murky golden orange with lots of little floaty bits in it. How odd. Retains a nice head to the end. [ETA: I've noticed no floaty bits in the ones I bought in Ontario]

The aroma is really nice, very citrusy mandarins with almost a Belgian pale ale like yeastiness about it. Very yeasty and honey-sweet with just a hint of wheat and ripe banana.

The taste is much the same, a full-on yeast met by a bright, sweet orange nectarine taste with a bitter, dry finish and an interesting medly of c-hops and continental hops, all flowery and citrus like. Nary a hint of alcohol to be found. The wheat flavor builds with every sip and more and more spice comes out as it warms. I did let this sit out for twenty minutes before consuming it, but I do feel like it gets better as it gets warmer and next time I'll probably double that. Overall is has a nice sweet fruitiness about it.

Mouthfeel is medium to full, very good for the style with a medium carbonation.

Yeah. This is a damn good beer, one of the best to come to the LCBO in a long time, and a bargain at $3.25 a bottle. Can't wait to try the Brooklyn version.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy amber with a small head.
Aroma includes doughy wheat, with spicy, earthy hops and coriander. Quite herbal, somewhat peppery.
Flavours show a fair bit of malt, lots of bready wheat, huge amounts of the above hops along with hop resin. Somewhat harsh, both in solventy alcohol and hops.
Carbonation is too high.

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Photo of BatDaddy
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is my first beer of this style. Bought it on my birthday - nice gift! Poured into a tall weizen glass. Here we go!

A - Pours a nice amber gold with swirling bubbles of carbonation and a fluffy off-white head, until the yeast gets poured in. The beer then turns hazy and cloudy as it should. It darkens to an orangey-brown, with some bits of dark sediment suspended throughout. The head settles down to a very nice lacing on top. Very interesting.

S - A nice hefe smell, but bolder and stronger. Citrus hops, banana and sweet ripe fruit with a bit of clove. Sweet and spicy mix and mingle all over this one. The nose is quite enticing.

T - Oh my. Sweet ripe fruits - banana, citrus orange, pineapple, and some lemon notes. Powdery yeast swirls around throughout. There is a strong yet still mild hop presence that seems very well balanced with the malt profile and other flavors. Clove and peppery spices dance around your tongue. This is quite delicious.

M - Creamy and bubbly at the same time. Adequate carbonation. Honestly, reminds me a bit of a mimosa. Light to medium bodied and refreshing.

D - While the abv is a bit on the high side, the alcohol is well masked and this does not go down like a heavy beer. It still manages to be light and refreshing at 8.2% - watch out, it will knock you right on your tail.

Notes - This is absolutely delicious, and I'll be buying again as soon as I can. I'd love to try the one brewed by Brooklyn as well.

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Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured hazy dark yellow into a weizen glass with a good-sized head. A moderate amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles, along with some yeast particles floating near the bottom.
S: The smell is filled with aromas of citrus, hops and spices along with some hints of alcohol.
T: There are lots of flavors of grapefruit and orange in the taste. Spices and hops are also evident in the flavors, particularly in the finish, which is somewhat bitter. The overall taste isn't quite as hoppy as compared to the Brooklyn version.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a bit of alcohol heat.
D: The beer seems to be a bit more drinkable than its hoppier Brooklyn cousin, but the alcohol will definitely catch up to you if you try to drink it too quick.

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Photo of jslot38
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Perfect evening in DC to sit outside and have a beer or two.

App: Cloudy tawny light blush orange with a fluffy white head.

Smell: Great aroma of lemons, oranges, and bananas. A hint of clove and spice. One of the best.

Taste: Similar to the aroma, with orange zest the predominant flavor. A touch of lemon, rounded out with a classic belgian yeast strain. Touch of hops mingles throughout but doesn't hold up to the fruity - yeast.

Mouthfeel: Light and effervescent on the tongue, classic bavarian.

Drinkability: The just over 8% ABV is no where to be found. Will fool you, this is not a 4.5% Weisse.

All around this has been one of my favorites since it came out, both versions are spot on. I'm glad to see its stayed in rotation the past few years, and hope it remains. A go to summer beer.

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Photo of jbowers56
4.7/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy tan orange. Very light fluffy head that leaves some respectable lace down the glass.

Smell is very very enticing. Typical Weizen notes of banana, clove and some bubblegum sweetness from the heavy malt bill. However, some robust spicy notes from the hops also step in and mingle well with the fruity esters.

I haven't been this impressed with a beer for ages. The balance is superb. Both the rich Weizenbock taste and the hop presence compliment each other perfectly. I love the way the estery notes of the wheat yeast mingle with the earthy, spicy, floral hop profile. Some warmth from the alcohol is there, but in a very reserved way which lends a kind of sweetness to the end of the taste which balances out the dryness from the hops.

Mouthfeel is creamy yet adequately carbonated for the style, lending a support to the dryness offered by the hop profile.

Really loved this beer - I realised I am giving this an outrageously high rating but I thought it was just awesome!

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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 1,402 ratings.
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