Schneider Weisse Tap X Mein Nelson Sauvin | Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

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Schneider Weisse Tap X Mein Nelson SauvinSchneider Weisse Tap X Mein Nelson Sauvin
BEER INFO

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

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by smakawhat on 10-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
288
Reviews:
109
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
9.34%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
23
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 288 |  Reviews: 109
Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Use this to transition wine drinkers to beer. Delightful accompaniment to supper, white wine on a clean German style beer, some banana and cloves. Good weizen and unique tasty beer. Above average mouthfeel. Good foamy head.Great drinkability, mild sauvin aroma. Classy bottle.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.45/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single finger head on a dark cloudy golden amber body. Decent lacing. Aroma is mostly dark fruit and fig. Fairly sweet. The flavor is more subdued and mostly cantaloupe and dark red fruits. Musty as well. Medium body and light to moderate carbonation. Overall this is very drinkable however not as similar in the flavor as in the aroma as many other belgian dark strongs

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Lucky Baldwin's Trappiste Pub & Cafe in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, spice, and some slight fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some good aromas and flavors.

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Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a very interesting idea here, a german wheat lager with nelson hops, has to be great right? well, it is great, but the bottle i shared was dated 2012, and i have to wonder if the one of a kind character of the nelson hops has tailed off a little bit over time. it sure seems that way, not to say the haze beige bronze colored heady beer isnt hoppy, because it is, but that tropical nelson character is pretty minimal, lost in a denser bodied strong wheat base. the bitterness is there, and so is a light lemony fruity element, but i couldnt not place it as nelson, which is concerning to me because i think its the most unmistakable hop varietal out there. love the creamy feel, the snappy finish, and the luxurious nature of the beer. prickly little bubbles lift up the malt, and the hops really do bring it alll together in the finish. its great beer, a new direction for the germans for sure, but i would love to compare this to a fresh bottle and see how it has changed over time. still awesome stuff though, just not the nelson bomb i had anticipated.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of metter98
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is cloudy yellowish orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that slowly died down and eventually only left a ring of bubbles on the surface around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of wheat and yeast in the nose along with sweet and sour notes of grapes.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and is a bit sour. It also has hints of orange citrus and bananas (from the yeast).
M: It feels a tad below medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink compared to others in the style because the alcohol is well hidden from the taste.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml Prosecco-style bottle. Limited edition 2012.

This beer pours a hazy, glassy medium golden amber hue, with two fingers of dense, puffy dirty white head, which leaves a random array of droopy raincloud lace around the glass as it slowly bleeds away, much like my thumb earlier this afternoon.

It smells of fruity wheat malt - banana, a little bit of applesauce - spicy clove and black pepper, earthy yeast, soft tropical fruit notes, redolent of sassy white wine must, and a further floral, somewhat perfumed booziness. The taste is much sweeter wheat malt, the banana pudding character rising to a heady crescendo, with a receding yeastiness, steady clove and peppery spiciness, mild late harvest white wine notes, and more leafy, floral alcohol.

The bubbles are fairly frothy, but innocuous at the same, the body just on the lee side of medium weight, and quite fruity in its smoothness bearing. It finishes well off-dry, the thick wheat malt dancing a timely waltz with fadingly attractive foreign fruity hops, with the booze, as per usual, the social lubricant.

A rather good weizenbock, my only real beef here is with the sort of indistinct nature of the heralded guest hops - they're there, sure, but not in any measure that I might not have mistaken them for a touch of plain ol' Cascade. The wine character just doesn't permeate, leaving me with a kind of opportunity loss cost feeling. Good, but not as good as I was hoping - perhaps that's the German reservedness asserting itself here.

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3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into an EKU 28 snifter in low altitude Los Angles, California. Reviewed from notes. Expectations are high given this beer's reputation.

A: Pours a one and half finger head of fair cream and thickness, and pretty good retention. Colour is a murky dark yellow.

Sm: Wheat, floral notes, light hops, hints of sourness, some fruit esters, and a light lactic hint. A mild strength aroma.

T: Orange peel, light floral notes, a brief hint of sourness, some lactic notes. Well balanced and built. Fresh and pleasant. Refreshing. Some apple; maybe pear. The wheat foundation is well handled and suits the balance nicely.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavours well. Not too thick nor too thin. A bit overcarbonated perhaps.

Dr/Ov: Drinkable. Very pleasant and enjoyable. The alcohol hardly comes through at all.

B

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Photo of brentk56
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy amber-tinged color with a bounteous head that leaves plenty of splashy lace behind

Smell: Vinous, grassy hops waft above the wheat bread, clove and yeast elements

Taste: Wheat bread, up front, with hints of banana clove and yeast; by mid-palate, the grassy and vinous hop flavors arrive and dominate through the finish, though the malts re-emerge somewhat in the aftertaste; there is also some tartness throughout

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with creamy carbonation

Overall: A really interesting take and a rare example of stylistic creativity by a German brewer - I hope we see more of that

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Photo of oline73
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Max's. Pours into a tasting glass.

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy, almost opaque, orangish color with a finger of thick off white head. There is some really great lacing and wonderful retention.

Smell: Tons of banana up front with some malt and mild herbal flavors. Reminds me a bit of banana runts.

Taste: Very sweet with tons of banana, just like the smell. Mild amount of alcohol and a sweet finish. I'm not getting a whole lot from the Nelson hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with extremely smooth carbonation. The finish starts out slick, and then there is a slight dryness as well. This is one of the best feeling beers I've ever have.

Overall: I hardly ever score overall higher than taste, but something drew me to this beer. I liked the beer as a whole better than the taste. It doesn't make sense to me either.

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Photo of emerge077
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Laschet's in a 10 oz. or so glass.

Opaque orange yellow, fluffy head of white meringue foam that leaves behind lots of delicate lacing to admire, and lasting surface coverage. 4.25

Aroma seems a bit subdued as it was served pretty cold. As it warms there are yeast esters, though it's hard to pull out much signature characteristics of Nelson Sauvin. Smells kind of like a strong hefeweizen, bubblegum and clove yeast esters. 3.5

Taste seems to have a slight oxidation present, papery notes to the wheat, some mild nebulous stonefruit, and a dry finish. Full bodied and fairly big in the abc department. Overall it was a bit of a letdown, not sure the age of the keg, but it didn't really seem hoppy or unique. 3.5/3.75/3.5

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty yellowish color beer with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of dry hops with light citrus notes and floral undertones with loads of wheat malt with subtle bubble gum notes. Taste is a complex mix of wheat malt and light bubblegum notes with a huge amount of wheat malt notes and some dry and floral hops with light citrus finish. Body is full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed with great amount of complexity match by a good drinkability level.

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Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/2/2011. Pours lightly hazy bright orange color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big apricot, white grape, pear, apple, lemon, banana, pineapple, clove, wheat, honey, bread, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, hops, and pale malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big apricot, white grape, pear, apple, lemon, banana, pineapple, wheat, honey, bread, clove, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, white grape, pear, apple, lemon, banana, pineapple, wheat, honey, bread, clove, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, hops, and pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice weizenbock. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, hops, and pale malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Rustico - Alexandria. Served in a stange.

Pours a murky peach color with a good white head and a bit of lacing. The nose carries some tropical hop notes plus light clove and German yeast. Flavor falls back a bit more toward a standard hefe, though the hops are certainly still noticeable. Light body with a bit of chewiness. Pretty good and an interesting take on the weizen.

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Photo of nickfl
3.3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with one finger of white head on a hazy, dark copper body. The foam fades quickly and leaves light lace.

S - Herbal hops, some fruity yeast character and a bit of bready malt.

T - Fruity malt up front, some white wine and sherry character in the middle. Finishes with sweet malt and light citrus.

M - Medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - Sweet and vinous, it doesn't quite become cloying, but it comes close. My first Nelson Sauvin beer and I'm really not that impressed.

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Photo of oberon
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a great Thanksgiving beer to have,this is a world class weizenbock but I should have guessed it would be from this great brewery.Poured into my Brooklyner Schneider Hopfenweisse glass a hazed orange infused golden with a thick clingy white head atop that lasted quite awhile leaving multiple rings of broken lace behind as it settled. Yeasty bannana,clove,caramel,and some toasted nuttiness in the nose,a good amount of malt complexity going on here.The mouthfeel to me is near perfect,medium with a great creamy mellow feel,its something I could drink all day I think.Flavors of bannana and clove-spice,but its got this subtle component to it,mild caramel sweetness with the alcohol extremely well hidden.This weizenbock I could drink all day,full flavor but immensly drinkable,outstanding without being over the top.

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