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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 CrazyDavros
3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
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 +12.5%
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 -2.2%
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 +4.4%
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 +14.9%
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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Photo of Stigs
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle, poured into a Brooklyn flute glass

A - poured a bit over an inch of frothy and pillowy slightly off-white foam. falling at a slow pace, leaving behind spotty patches of lace. second pour dropped a good amount of yeast into the glass.

S - mild yeast, bananas, cloves, some alcohol heat...nice slightly tangy fruityness: pineapples, pears, green grapes.

T - starts off with a pleasant and awakening slightly peppery twinge before opening up with some classic wheat and yeast flavors. sweet but not overpowering, the banana is well hidden and melded nicely with a strong punch of pineapple and pear. finishes very crisp and clean with a small amount of earthy hop bittering and an alcoholic kick. yummy!

M - medium to low carbonation, but very tight and lively. thickish bodied and a bit chewy...still quite refreshing.

D - a wonderful beer, love the unexpected fruity notes and lively pepper and alcohol bite. very refreshing on a warm summer evening.

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Photo of notdan
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a very attractive hazy yellow-orange, though the head dissipated rather quickly and left only minimal lacing.

Has some essential weizen aromas (banana, citrus), but also an interesting tart pineapple scent that reminds me a bit of a pineapple juice box, but in a good way. Taste mostly follows suit with lots of citrus and hops, then finishes with a mild sweetness from the alcohol.

Mouthfeel is perfect; creamy but lively. Amazingly drinkable, alcohol is very mild and doesn't get tiresome in the least.

Glad I got a chance to try this.

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Photo of joshstevens87
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-pours a coludy yellow orange with a huge white head
S-a nice blend of citrus/piney hops and a strong bready malt
T-a strong citurus presence with notes of orange vanilla along with some banana and yeast a great balance between hops and malt and a bit of yeastyness in the background
M-medium body with a light carbonation with the wheat giving it a nice full smooth mouthfeel
D-great beer, refreshing even for a bigger beer and can easily be enjoyed all night

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Photo of TheSarge
4.97/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours pretty much like any other hefeweizen/weizenbock, but the head dissipates too quickly. The body is hazy as typical, and makes for an orangish caramel color.

The aroma is unmistakably hop dominant. I smell pine, orange (not rind, but actual orange), and a spicy grassy finish in the fragrance.

I was expecting a totally sour mouth puckering hop bomb, but this is very awesome. Hopfenweisse is so well balanced, I get the wheaty banana hint right up front, then goes into an orangish citrus kick, and finishes with a bubble gum sweetness.

This is refreshing upfront and wetting to the palate, but the ABV in the end is slightly detectable. This is the best beer I've had in a long time.

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

Pours a very cloudy golden color. Was expecting something darker as this is categorized as a Weizenbock, but the bottle claims its a Hefeweizen so maybe they were leaning towards that in the look. A nice frothy white head sits on top with decent retention and leaves some nice lacing.

The nose is full of banana and sweet malts. The hops are as present as I thought they would be, but that is kind of to be expected. Mostly smells like a good Hefeweizen.

Taste is about the same as the nose, but as it warms alcohol starts to creep in just a bit. Banana and clove, and a smooth wheat finish.

Mouthfeel is about medium, and surprisingly crisp with a high carbonation. Drinkability is good.

Overall, I really enjoyed this brew. I would gladly have it again.

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

A really interesting beer - poured a dark cola brown. I decanted the yeast sediment, and was a little concerned that at the end it looked a tad grungy, but all turned out well. Up front the customary clove yeast flavors and some breadyness, but the floral hopping that followed was a bit of a twist. At times the overall effect called to mind a hoppy Belgian pale ale.

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Photo of wahhmaster
4.52/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a Schneider Weisse weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy light orange color. Has a small, white head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing. Also has a lot of particles floating in the beer.

Smell: Wow...This smells pretty hoppy for a wheat beer. Smells of grassy hops with lemon and orange notes backing it. The hoppiness of this beer intrigues me.

Taste: Has a nice hoppy bitterness up front. Develops into a more typical wheat beer at the end. Finishes yeasty with citrus fruit notes. This beer effectively merges real hops with typical wheat beer flavors.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, clean, refreshing, and surprisingly full-bodied.

Drinkability: A superior brew. The unique pairing of dry hops with a wheat beer makes this something I'd highly recommend to anyone. This is tasty!

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Photo of JBogan
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a solid and long lasting one finger head fed by very active bubbles. A good looking beer.

The aroma is of strong pineapple, lemon and wheat. An interesting and pleasant combination.

The taste starts with sweet malt followed by cloves and honey, with a bit of banana as it warmed. There was a slight medicinal quality in the finish. Overall the taste was quite different from the smell.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and relatively smooth, but not as silky as some of the other beers of this style.

All in all this is a somewhat different spin on the hefeweizen style and it's worth a try if you come across it.

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Photo of Bisho
4.7/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Awesome.... On par with Weinstephaner Vitus as my favourite left-of-centre Weiss beer!

Cloudy golden bronze colour with a massive head that doesn't take too long to settle and leaves a little lacing around the rim of the glass.

Sweet Pineapple and Passionfruit aromas fire up the nostrils upon pouring. Once it settles though it takes on a life of an IPA with plenty of hops, tropical flavours and a touch of banana.

Taste is very similar to an IPA too but with lots of sweet tropical fruit upfront and a touch of caramel on the dry hoppy finish. Very interesting and inviting, daring you to taste again & again!

Mouthfeel is full. The alcohol is definitely noticable but never overbearing and there is plenty of carbonation. A dry finish but with a sweet lingering aftertaste.

An awesome experiment by these two breweries who should be commended for providing us with such a flavorsome beverage.

The only sour point is that the sweetness on the finish becomes rather chewy after about 4 or 5. But I could hardly complain about that because after 3 or 4 I am already well on my way to bliss! :)

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Photo of weazal
3.22/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Golden amber, no head :(

Smell: Gigantic bright, citrus-y, sweet smell. Almost has a solvent/cleaning solution intensity.

Taste: All bold, bitter hops up front. Drastically changes halfway through into a very sweet caramel finish that just kind of drops off. It's flavorful, bold, and crazy, but seems a little too unrefined.

Mouthfeel: Sharp citrus upfront that fades out pretty quick.

Drinkability: Very strong flavor and hoppiness makes it harder to put back

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Photo of armock
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a hazy yellow color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of banana cloves and hops

T - This is a good tasting beer follows the nose with banana clove and hop flavors

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - I'm really enjoying this beer a hopped up wheat is bad ass the flavor is very good if you like wheat beers and hops this is a must try

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Photo of elniko
3.16/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from Euro bottle into weizen glass. Doing back to back tasting with Schneider and Brooklyn version.

A: Hazy golden colored with nice one finger head and heavy lacing. High carbonation apparent.

S: Almost a soapy quality from the European hops, I don't really get any sort of wheat quality.

T & M: Wheat tones not apparent in the nose do come out in the taste. There is a very sweet quality to the brew. Mouthfeel quite soft in its texture. Nearly soapy quality in the nose comes through in the finish with the Hallertau hops.

D: Drinkable but the sweetness got pretty old by the end of the bottle. Don't think I'll be seeking out again. On to the Brooklyn version.

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

Has a cloudy golden color. Has a nice head too that does not last long.
Smells of flowers and hops. A weird combo but I get both along with the basic hefeweizen smells.
Tastes like a nice hoppy weisse beer. Does that make sense? Oh well. This beer has the banana notes that I expected, but with the large amount of hops they use in this I get the floral smell and taste as well. Strange but intriguing.

Another good beer from Schneider and Sohn.

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Photo of LittleCreature
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - 4.5
Pours two fingers of creamy off-white head over a cloudy body, toffee-orange in colour.

Smell - 4.0
An intriguing aroma that combines the Weizenbock and IPA styles. I can detect clove, mixed spice, bitter orange and menthol.

Taste - 4.0
The first impression is that the beer is more IPA than Weizenbock. Soft wheaty flavours of fresh white bread, banana and clove are there, but nearly overwhelmed by the pine needles, menthol and bitter orange of the hops. Assertively, powerfully bitter in the finish, a bit medicinal and boozy in the finish.

Mouthfeel - 3.5
Fine carbonation, less fizzy than a regular Weizenbock, full bodied and bordering on syrupy when it warms. More carbonation would be an improvement.

Drinkability - 4.0
Definitely something I would drink again if I was feeling like something tasty but weird.

OVERALL - 4.05
A strange beer in that it blows away all of the normal yardsticks for rating a beer of its style. Weizenbocks are not supposed to be bitter, but this one is, and it's really nice! The weizen character increases with warmth, when cold it seems almost pure IPA. A wheat beer made for hop heads.

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Photo of Hopnobbin
4.83/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

If you can consider this beer a hefewiezen, then it'd be my all time favorite....I love beers you can't see through! Beautiful golden cloudy color, so many flavors in this one. Yeasty, citrisy, sweet, sticky...heaven in a bottle. No time to review, must drink!

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

Cloudy dark orange, generous white head, good retention and lacing. Aroma is big, herbal, somewhat medicinal, spicy hops, estery banana, fruity, with some pronounced alcohol. The flavor is as pungent as the nose, esters, banana, flora and herbal hop bitterness which carries into the finish along with a spicy alcohol ending. Strong, somewhat unique brew, but not particularly appealing. Body is medium, lightly creamy midrange carbonation. Not something I like to drink too much of.

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Photo of obywan59
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2nd back to back Schneider brews in 8 days. The last of the brews from the Schneider-Weisse gift box.

Poured into a weizen glass, it yielded a 2 finger head. At first I thought it was going to be clear. I went back to confirm, and yes, all the rest were cloudy. When I looked at the beer again, I could see particulates floating throughout, but more clear at the bottom, almost completely clouded over at the top, but with particles still visible. As I watched, the particles slowly settled and the beer became uniformly cloudy. Neat!! Nice orangey/tropical look to it.

As others have said, this brew smells of over-ripe citrus. Oranges in my case. Light banana.

More ripe oranges in the taste becoming more grapefruit-like in the finish. Some prickle on the tongue with warming alcohol down the throat. Some bitter citrus peel at the end. Quite a different tasting brew. Yummy!

Moderate body, but seeming refreshingly light after the Aventinus.

Very drinkable. Quite refreshing.

Overall, my favorite brew of the Schneider-Weisse giftbox. (Schneider-Weisse (2), Edel-Weisse, and Aventinus are the others) With the strong citrus component, it might make for a great summer brew, even though it's of a thicker body.

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Photo of ktrillionaire
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A – Very good looking, cloudy gold-orange with a pillowy white head and thick lacing.

S – Like over-ripe citrus, funky, hoppy.

T – It has an intriguing taste of over-ripe oranges, tangerine peel, yellow grapefruit juice with a very dry and prickly finish; not a sippin’ beer, more of a delicious, slightly sour / bitter / astringent chugger. Like a giant beer mimosa.

M – Relatively thin with sharp and dry finish, ending hot like champagne. But it is a nice thing, complex…

D – It is probably not widely palatable, but we thought it was exceptionally drinkable.

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Photo of Reaper16
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500mL bottle served into a weissbier glass

Pours a light, translucent shade of tangerine orange. The eggshell head is pretty darn frothy with sudsy lacing. Pretty simple but beautiful.

This smells an awful lot like a wheatwine, specifically Boulevard's Harvest Dance. Lots of tangy, lemony wheat aromas play with the sizable hops scents. When mixed together the aromas form a fruity cereal grain scent -- almost exactly like Fruity Pebbles. Kind of bizarre but in a fun way.

On its face the individual flavor components don't sound like they would make something the sum of which is better than its parts. Wheaty malt bill, an abundance of grassy hops and a generic yeasty taste all -- somehow -- make something that tastes pretty good. There is still an element of Fruit Loops/Fruity Pebbles. I can see where that would be off-putting to some. Overall this just barely earns a 4.0 grade but you may love this flavor.

The mouthfeel is indistinguished. The heavy malt bill provides thickness but not a creamy texture. It feels boring in the mouth. But it isn't technically poor or anything, just bland. The drinkability is fine. Its at a little over 8% ABV but I don't foresee people wanting multiple bottles of this in one session. The bottle goes pretty quickly.

This is one unique beer. I wish that I liked it more but I can't fault it for being interesting. It is very solid and I can see some people really loving this beer.

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Photo of Mora2000
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dirty yellow straw color with a small white head. Lots of suspended yeast throughout the beer. The aroma is citrus with bready malt and a slight hop character. The flavor is yeast, lemon, bready malts and hops. I didn't think this one was as complex as the Brooklyn version. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Good drinkability.

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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 1,407 ratings
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