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:
291
Reviews:
110
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
9.34%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
22
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 291 |  Reviews: 110
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Slatetank
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I picked this up at Brass Rail enjoyed chilled from the 750 into a tulip.

The color is deep golden amber like honey with very light haze and thick 3 finger cap of cream with average sized bead, lace sticks ok. The smell is very floral and fragrant with yeast aroma and a caramel tinged malt w/ vinous -white grape aroma and subtle citrus zest aspect. The feel is great with mostly dry feel and moderate bitterness apropos to the increased abv w/ sligh spice tinged body with medium high carbonation as expected from a wheat.

The flavor is great as the mouthfeel with subtle floral hop entry andn caramel as indicated from the malt in the nose with subtle tropical taste from the yeast and Nelson hops with slight white grape tanginess and mild alcohol backing the mix of spice in the yeast and gentle banana with a goody amount of hop flavor considering the age of this bottle. Overall I was highly impressed a very good Weizenbock which I think fits the style well withh a nice taste from the Nelson Sauvin hop varietal - a pretty enjoyable beer and well worth the price in my opinion.

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Photo of MadeInOregon
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of dansmcd
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - a lot like a full bodied hefe. Towering head, cloudy beneath. A hint of pink in a dull orange amber.

S - floral and fruity hops, wheat, banana, clove, bubblegum.

T - nicely layered, white grape and grapefruit up front, banana, spice and bubblegum to back up.

M - full chewy body, as can be expected from this quality brewery.

O - a rare sight in these parts, it wasnt cheap but no regrets here. Very nice drop.

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Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. 2011 vintage. Poured into a snifter. White head on a hazy light orange body. Clear and soapy lacing sticks to the glass. Aroma includes sweet bananas, a delicious yeastiness, and maybe some caramel and some clove and white pepper. Taste follows suit with banana dominating. Drank it fresh and now a year old. More earthy and slightly sweeter today but I would say this would be interesting to evaluate as it gets even older. Delicious. Period.

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Photo of joh04587
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of lupercmda
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of BoRaeCho
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of sneaks2210
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of falloutsnow
3.55/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From: Binny's, Champaign, IL
Date: Bottled day 213 of 2011
Glass: tulip

For the price, non-amazing aroma and flavor, and difficulty consuming a 750ml of this on my own, I would probably avoid purchasing another of these in the future, and stick with Aventinus instead.

Pours a 2cm head of fairly clean, white foam that's composed of small to medium-sized bubbles. Retention is average, with only modest amounts of lacing being left on the sides of the glass. Body is a dark golden color out of light, a hazy yellow-orange when in light. Body is opaque from suspended yeast, with carbonation slightly visible at the bottom of the glass.

Aroma is a fairly heavy, syrupy wheat beer with honey, yeast, and slight bitter hops. Not unpleasant, but not amazing nor particularly expressive.

Tasting opens with bright sweetness accompanied by mild lemon-like esters, leading into a mid-palate that has slight lemon, honeyed herbs, weizen yeast, and sweetness. Back of palate is bitter, with lemon, honey, and yeast components as well. Surprisingly, no hint of ethanol throughout.

Beer is medium bodied, with mid-level carbonation leading to a mouthfeel that foams up slightly across the palate, but is still quite enjoyable. Closes dry, with modest residual stickiness across the palate.

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Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Pours an opaque dark gold orange color , with a thick creamy head that slowly fades to a thin layer that stays with the beer, and a medium lacing that slowly drips back into the beer.

Smell – Now this is what a weizenbock should smell like. Honey, lemon hops, clove, a hefeweizen style wheat, and just a slight hint of bubblegum.

Taste – Taste is very similar to the smell, a delicious weizenbock!

Mouthfeel – Very smooth and lightly carbonated. I don’t notice the alcohol at all. Amazing for a 7.3% beer.

Drinkability – Schneider makes great hefeweizens and weizenbocks. This is another.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of BGDrock
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: slight haze; gold turning to amber with egg white head

Aroma: fruit and spice exploding from the bottle; vines - white wine; orange and grapefruit; keep going back, it's interesting

Taste & Mouthfeel: more full bodied than expected, but still a medium; great medley of astringent fruitiness to start - orange, white grapes, currants - along with some fresh herbal notes; finishes lightly tart and lingers along with wheat malt for a good length

Overall: very good for a weisse with a fantastic nose, but gets tiring as the style usually does for me

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Slowbeer by @epiclurk.

Pours a hazed but relatively clear deep golden hue with a frothy and rocky head of pure, undefiled white. Lacing is patchy and spotty, but leaves a buoyant reminder of what came before it. Body is surprisingly light for 7.3% ABV, but it fits nicely into the wheat beer genre, if not the "big beer" genre.

Nose is firmly on a big weizen footing, with a bold rounded, banana-heavy sweetness from the yeast, cut and balanced somewhat by a sharp slightly acidic undertone. It's almost a mild spiciness, giving it a piquant lift and a savoury edge. There's something in the aroma (or rather the blend of aromas) that gives it a south-east Asian curry character—perhaps that big sweetness with a subtle cut, an undercurrent of fire to the richness. It's fascinating stuff.

Taste is a little less intense and impressive, to be perfectly honest, but I feel as though it might just be because the hops have dropped out a little with age. There's a solid and very smooth weizen character throughout, with more banana and a full palate spliced with a spicy leavened note. There are hints of green sharpness on the back; a suggestion of genuine, straight New Zealand hop goodness, but it feels like these are echoes, and that this would have been stronger earlier in its life.

Feel is smooth but bright, providing a nice rhythm section to the yeast and hops free solo.

Overall, this is good stuff, even with a year or so of age on it. They say "can be cellared for later enjoyment" on the bottle, but my guess is that it's not getting any better than it is now. My suggestion: drink it now, and if they happen to release it again, drink it as fresh as you can get it.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a cloudy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades downaat a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of wheat, tropical and lemon hops, banana, clove, yeast, and some sweet bready malts.

T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit, lemon, and tropical hops with some wheat, clove, and other spices. Through the middle, some floral hops come through with some more bitterness and banana, yeast, and sweet bready malts. The finish is a mix of lemon and tropical hops, some bitterness, sweet bready malts, yeast, banana, clove, and other spices.

M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and yeasty finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice weizenbock with a little extra hops. Good overall balance and hop profile.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very hazy to cloudy golden orange to peach in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a three finger tall white head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat with some clove, herbal notes, and a slightly spicy yeast.

T: This beer tastes very similar to the smell with a moderate presence of wheat with some more subtle hints of banana, clove, and orange citrus. There is a subtle hint of sourness as well.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Very easy to drink considering how big this beer is (and especially compared to others in the style) and the alcohol is well hidden. A very enjoyable flavor and it highlights the use of one of my favorite hops.

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Schneider Weisse Tap X Mein Nelson Sauvin from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.07 out of 5 based on 291 ratings.
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