Tap X: Mein Nelson Sauvin (2017)
Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn

Tap X: Mein Nelson Sauvin (2017)Tap X: Mein Nelson Sauvin (2017)
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From:
Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
 
Germany
Style:
Bock - Weizenbock
ABV:
7.3%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 9.49%
Ratings:
309
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 18, 2022
Added:
Oct 28, 2011
Wants:
  48
Gots:
  27
SCORE
92
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Tap X: Mein Nelson Sauvin (2017)Tap X: Mein Nelson Sauvin (2017)
Notes: Brewed with the rare Nelson Sauvin hop from New Zealand this bottle-fermented wheat beer resembles an expressive Sauvignon Blanc. An exotic flowery bouqet followed by a malty body, slightly tart fruitiness and a light, dry finish. A fascinating combination of freshness, fruitiness and elegance!

Hops: Tradition and Nelson Sauvin.

30 IBU
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4.31 by misteil from Ireland on Jan 18, 2022
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3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Sigmund from Norway

Shared bottle at local tasting. ABV 7.3%. Cloudy orange colour, moderate white head. Moderate aroma, notes of cloves and crushed gooseberries. Spicy flavour, very strong notes of cloves, also notes of Nelson Sauvin hops, but not dominant. Unusual, interesting, and pleasant to drink.

Jun 02, 2021
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4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by mishi_d from Romania

Hazy golden color with white head, aroma of bananas, wheat, oak and caramel, taste of bananas, oak, caramel and vine, medium body, average carbonation.

Dec 20, 2019
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4.81/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by ChrisCage from Canada (AB)

A- As always, this has a great masculine looking bottle...solid thick neck and top! As for the liquid, well, it pours a golden amber color, that is semi clear....perhaps slightly chill hazed. The head is just off white in color itself, very dense and meringue like, and the retention factor is quite amazing! The lacing is just as well, with an even coat of patchy dense foam clinging to the inside of the glass, which itself covers the many columns of rather aggressive carbonation rising to the underbelly of the head. Great looking stuff!

S- Nice brown sugar malts right off the bat, with balancing hop presence rounding everything out. Slight citrus rind, vanilla robustness, grassy grain, honeyed clove spice, wine grape, yeasty bread/biscuit, wheat grain.....just a medley of different smells rising into the nasal cavity!

T- Wow! Simply put, this is an example of what a proper Wheat Ale should taste like! Awesome caramel malts, banana esters, blended with mild citrus flesh and rind provide the backbone of this one. Slightly tart wheat malt dryness, hints of clove spice, fresh orchard apple nuances....perhaps even some pear fruit! The hop presence is what I would call a clean semi sweet leafy character....I just cant explain well enough how nice this tastes!

M/O- Champagne like carbonation......a huge amount of wee tiny bubbles that explode on the palate, releasing the various flavors! Highly drinkable, this would be an excellent session-able wheat Ale that pairs well with extra old cheddar, and retains enough sweetness/cleanliness to counter a wide variety of foods. This has to be one of Shneider-Weisses' best outputs to date! Wonderful!!!!

Sep 01, 2019
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3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by TheBierdimpfe from Canada (QC)

Medium: Capped 2017 edition, teku glass.
Opacity: Clear with a slight veil and low activity.
Color: Dark golden going for amber.
Head: Slightly creamy beige 1 finger.
Legs: Average with okay swirl reaction.
Smell: Grapes/Caramel/Wheat.
Taste: Apples/Apricot/Brown sugar/Banana yeast/Coriander.
Feel: Estery/Bready/Resinous/Spicy.
Body: Medium slick and smooth, gets a bit oily as it warms.
Carbonation: Light prickly, moderate crisp.
Overall: A bit on the sugary side, but with a low syrup profile while slightly more sour and sharper than usual for the style. Decent warming sensation. Feels like a cross bock and IPA. High quality craft.

Visual 6/10 - Flavors 8/10 - Sensations 8/10 - Balance 8/10 -
Freshness 6/10 - Intensity 7/10 - Complexity 8/10 - Appreciation 8/10

May 10, 2019
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3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Snowcrash000 from Germany

Pours a clear, light golden amber coloration with a huge, foamy head and slightly visible carbonation. Smell is quite hoppy for a Weizenbock, with little malt character showing through except for some light doughy, caramel malt, but being dominated by the Nelson Sauvin, with distinct notes of white grape and gooseberry, as well as lighter estery spice notes. Taste follows the nose, being a lot less malt-forward than you might expect of a Weizenbock, but with light doughy, very slightly caramelly malt and a distinct dry and hoppy white wine character with notes of white grape, gooseberry and just a hint of peach, straw and estery fruit/spice: apple skin, clove. Finishes quite dry, with a light bitterness and some white grape/gooseberry notes lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and medium/strong carbonation.

This really has more in common with a Belgian Pale Ale than a Weizenbock in every way, be it looks, aromatics or taste, but is still quite an enjoyable brew in its own way, especially if you like Nelson Sauvin hops, which really shine through here with those typical dry, white grape/gooseberry notes. There's also some lighter estery fruit and spice notes of apple skin and clove to this though, which complement the Nelson Sauvin hops well and add a little depth. All in all, quite an interesting, enjoyable brew, although not what you might expect from it. This actually reminds me a lot of Tap 5 Hopfenweisse and is basically the same thing, just brewed with Nelson Sauvin. As such, I think that this is much better fresh and does not age as well as other Weizenbocks. While the Nelson Sauvin was still distinct in this, it wasn't nearly as vibrant as the hops in a fresh Hopfenweisse.

Apr 01, 2019
 
4 by shelby415 from Oregon on Aug 04, 2018
 
4.25 by paulish from New York on Jul 03, 2018
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3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

Solid wit with great Nelson hop and that signature green grapes. The sweetness of the wit is the perfect combination. Would love to try this fresh where the Nelson would really shine.

Jun 11, 2018
 
4.25 by Keith_R from Georgia on May 02, 2018
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3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by jonb5 from England

375ml bottle, poured into Kasteel Chalice.

A: Bronze, slightly hazy, medium sized head which faded fairly quickly but left some lacing.

S: Had a hint of gooseberry, but it was nowhere near as pronounced as a Sauvingion Blanc wine, quite phenolic, like a Belgian Pale Ale.

T: Sweet, wheaty and phenolic. The gooseberry was present, but suppressed, hid the booze pretty well.

M: Light body, crisp texture.

O: This was very much like a Belgian style pale ale, didn't really have much in common with a normal wheat/weizen beer.

Apr 17, 2018
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3.4/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Strix from Wisconsin

Good initial head, drops off to nothing

Apple/pear thing going on, but with a buttery diacetyl thing also

Kind of a weird mix of hefeweizen notes with apple/pear cider/white wine consistency to it. Little bit of grassy/buttery off-note. Lacking any real hop note.

Seriously, the consistency of this along with the flavor could pass for a white wine.

I have no idea what this was like in 2011, it's presumably a bit past its prime?

Mar 04, 2018
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4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25
by drmeto from Germany

new review June 27 2018

L: /
S:
-grapes,grassy,soapy,oranges,slight mango,gooseberry,wheaty,honey
T:
-Follows the nose

O:
The first bottle i tried hadn't had much of a hop character, this bottle kept much better.
This felt like a different take on the Tap 5.


old review Jan 11 2018
L:
-pours a hazy golden with a medium,fluffy white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-herbal,honey,clove,white bread
T:
-honey,grainy,herbs,grassy,grape skin,white bread,biscuity
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
-alcohol noticeable
O:
The Nelson Hops aren't THAT noticeable.I expected a bit more, but it is a good, herbal & floral Weizenbock.

Jan 11, 2018
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4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Beersnake1 from California

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a nice deep orange with a huge amount of light head. Aroma is heavy on the citrus. Lemon and orange notes explode from the glass. Picking up some pine, vanilla, and some caramel candy. Taste follows the nose. A bit sweet initially, but with some really nice fruit and slight bitterness immediately after. Overall, I would call this more sweet than bitter. I get a decent amount of orange creamsicle. Mouthfeel is a bit dry and creamy. Really smooth and nice. Definitely recommended.

Nov 19, 2017
 
4.85 by yaron73 from Israel on Oct 03, 2017
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4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by josanguapo from Spain

From Cervezasespeciales. In Bavaria hefe glass. Playing Bad End. The usual notes of a hefe combine well with the fresh hoppy notes of the nelson hops, providing grape reminiscences

Oct 02, 2017
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2.45/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25
by ccrida from Oregon

On draught at the Delirium in Amsterdam, appearance is a dull gold with small off-white head leaving tight, foamy lace.

Smell is very heavy diacetyl, the first wifts being quite off-putting. After some air and olfactory adjustment, some green apple, continues to improve as it breaths, but from such a low base...

Tasty is a bit more aligned with my expectations, the classic hefe banana esters really dominating. A little more of that green apple and Riesling thing, a save compared to the nose, but too exaggerated, cloying.

Mouthfeel is off-dry, medium-light body.

Drinakability isn't too high for me. I dont like the smell, and the hefe esters are over the top.

Sep 27, 2017
 
4.45 by Dreyski from England on Sep 23, 2017
 
4.38 by SayBoom from Ukraine on Jul 08, 2017
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4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Hazy dark amber with excellent steady off-white head.
Smell - gooseberry, spicy, white vine, yellow fruits.
Taste - weizen + vinous traits.
Medium body, smooth, medium carbo.

Jul 06, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

07/02/2017, at the Schneider Brahaus, Munich.

Jul 03, 2017
 
4.34 by Heeenrik from Finland on Jun 23, 2017
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4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by janubio from Spain

On tap. Pours a hazy golden colouro, big head with medium retention, creamy lace.
Aroma of cloves, oranges, peaches, banana, pepper.
Full body, creamy palate, good carbonation.
Taste of oranges, cloves, banana, fruits (peaches).
The usual notes of a weizen emphasized and with some new hints of fruits and herbs. Really good.

Jun 20, 2017
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4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
by aleigator from Germany

Pours a hazed orange color with a froth, bigger, white head.

Smells of flowery cotton candy, spicy yeast, lemon zest and dextrose. Wet grass and tomato bush tame the subtle sweetness from the caramel malts.

Has a perfectly smooth mouthfeel, exhibiting an easy drinking, medium bodied beer. Still maintains a pleasant refreshment, due to a bubbly finish, establishing a well working antagonist to the yeast supported malts.

Tastes of yeast muddled caramel malts and a flowery hoppiness. Spices get amped up by a bubbly effervescence peak, showcasing anise, allspice and a cardamom bitterness, acting as a very good gateway for putting the focus on the fruity, herbal hops. Finishes sweet and spicy, mellowed by the smooth mouthfeel, together with a very late, lingering hop dryness.

Nice and well made, don't get the hefty price tag though.

Jun 18, 2017
 
4.06 by Lodisgrisen from Finland on Jun 17, 2017
 
4.14 by ummswimmin from New Jersey on May 28, 2017
 
4 by afsdan from Colorado on Apr 15, 2017
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4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Pours a hearty apple juice color with a finger and a half of off-white foamy head. Head foams up quickly, with a fairly quick dissipation time as well. No lacing left behind. Aroma is of apple, biscuit and bread malts, and earthy hops. Flavor profile is loaded with apples at the front giving it an apple cider vibe. Biscuit and bread malts stick around just behind. It has an overall earthy and apple flavor. Mouth feel is right down the middle of the road with a medium thickness and a 50/50 balance between a smooth and creamy feel and a fizzy, particulate feel. Overall, a fantastic brew. It provides unique characteristics, and drinks well, all over a 7%, well aged beer. The one dimensional aroma and flavor profile are really the only fault with either one.

Served in a 12oz snifter. 2011 version.

Feb 08, 2017
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4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by REVZEB from Illinois

Cloudy golden amber body with a white head and lacing. Aromas of grape must, wheat, clove, white grape that is slight tart, banana, and slight earth. Taste follows the nose with orange zest, earth and black pepper, incredible complexity. Feel is wheaty, slightly tart, springy, crisp and full. A great twist on a classic

Dec 30, 2016
 
4 by kvgomps from New Jersey on Jul 15, 2016
 
4.41 by WastingFreetime from Wisconsin on Jul 07, 2016
 
4.12 by Slim_720 from Wisconsin on Jun 18, 2016
 
4 by Mantooth from North Carolina on May 11, 2016
 
3 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Dec 20, 2015
 
3.88 by Hootie159 from Massachusetts on Dec 19, 2015
 
4.08 by mattsmith413 from North Carolina on Aug 18, 2015
 
3.75 by archero from Texas on Aug 13, 2015
 
4.27 by lrbarch from Colorado on Aug 08, 2015
 
4.06 by yeaprolly from Washington on Jun 30, 2015
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4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by stevoj from Idaho

Everything about this bottle says "This is exceptional", and it is. Nice tempered weizen aromas with a little essence of wine. Pours medium golden with pillowy head and fine but plentiful carbonation. Taste is weizen plus grapes. These hops really blend well with this style. No alcohol burn at all, but feeling the warmth after just a few sips. This a good Sunday afternoon sipper.

Jun 08, 2015
Tap X: Mein Nelson Sauvin (2017) from Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 309 ratings