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

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

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

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #60 (Jan 2012):

LOOK: Hazed peach, sticky lace

SMELL: Dusty clove, banana bread, lemongrass, spice, alcohol, nutty yeast, exotic berries, herbal, taffy

TASTE: Smooth, bready, phenolic, clove, banana peel, starburst, clove, yeast, warming esters, hop oil, leafy, kumquats, blueberry skin, chai tea

An exceptional Weizenbock. Seems a few German brewers are looking to break out of their rigid ways, without rocking the purity boat too much. What better way than to use a hop that will somewhat radically bring a new flavor to your beer without compromising. Kudos on the leap!

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

Poured from a bottle into a Weizen glass.

Look - golden in color, clear, with good carbonation and about three fingers' worth of frothy foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell - definitely a weizen type of smell, along with the cloves. Very fresh smelling.

Taste - taste of cloves hits you right away, and persists throughout the taste experience, but not in an overwhelming way. There's a very slight and mild bitterness in the middle of the taste, but it's not too strong, and actually seems to liven up the taste.

Mouthfeel - pretty well-balanced overall.

Overall - not a bad brew at all. Not terribly intriguing, but still very good-tasting.

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Photo of beerhunter13
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of CanuckRover
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appropriately hazy orange. Nice thick hefe head. Looks as it should.

Standard Weizenbock/Hefeweizen aromas, heavy on banaba. However, real characteristic Sauvin wine notes coming through with tart/acidic fruit.

Well defined German wheat flavours, typical of Schneider, a little light on the cloves. Sauvin flavours start to peak through mid-palate. Grapefruit and pear, sharpish white wine flavours.

Schneider one-offs are always something worth trying. This is no exception. This hop varietal has been getting alot of play recently, not always successfully. It works well with the style and plays nice with your standard wheat beer characteristics.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pour is only slightly hazy, orange with a large creamy and compact white head. Slow dissipation leaves fantastic lacings.

S: Sweet malt and sweet wheat, ripe bananas. Yeast and spices; coriander. Citric freshness and flowery.

T: Fruity; ripe banana and citric notes; oranges. Sweetness, some bitterness - orange peel. Dark dried fruits in the back. Complex.

M: Aftertaste is long and concist of sweet bananas. Body is rahter chewy and full and carbonaton is quite mild.

O: A fantastic Weizenbock!

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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 mintjellie
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange body. Massive foam head, good retention and lace. Banana and tropical fruit aroma with an underlying wheat cracker note. Banana and gooseberry flavour up front followed by grapefruit and fairly high bitterness for the style. Medium-bodied with loads of fine, soft carbonation. Feels soft and velvety in the mouth. A well-crafted German weissbier, and a marriage of old traditions to new ingredients. I like it.

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Photo of ms11781
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Procured on 11.214? Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Slightly hazy golden orange colour. One finger of fluffy white head.

S - Clove, banana and Belgian yeast up front. Some citrus and bready malt aromas in the background.

T - Dry up front with clove, Belgian yeast and lighter banana flavours present. A fresh citrus flavour enters in the middle with a big fresh lemon zest presence that also changes the mouth feel of the beer and is slightly tart yet refreshing. The malts add a touch of sweetness.

M - Medium body; somewhat creamy. Light to moderate carbonation.

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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 OWSLEY069
3.21/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lightly hazy yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, a light banana, and a small sweet fruitiness. In the taste, a dry banana peel, and quite wheaty. A small bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry banana peel, and note of sweetness in the aftertaste. Big banana presence in a wheat, nice small, refreshing fruitiness, yet still a wheat.

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

Beer is cloudy dark golden with a large white head.

Scent consists of sticky tropical fruit, banana, floral notes, wheat malt and honey.

Taste-wise, there is tropical fruit (mango, pineapple), wheat, some bitterness from the hops. Sweet malt, banana. Nice twist on a weizen.

Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Low for the style. Bready.

Overall, good. The Nelson Sauvin hop has a huge impact. Nice stuff.

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Photo of 500MLperWeek
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of dbmernin83
3.62/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cool bottle shape.
Pours an almost clear golden with a soapy white head that fades.
Spices, malty sweetness, tart fruits on the nose
Boozey sweet, light yeast and a touchof grain finished off with a tartness that dries out the finish.
Medium to full bodied. Soft with light carbonation. Wish the carbonation was a little fuller
A solid beer.

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Photo of decimator
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a Leffe goblet. ABV marked as 7.3%.

A - Poured a slightly hazy deep gold with a 1cm head. Head slowly reduced to nothing. Not much lacing.

S - Apricots, pears, bananas, citrus, bread.

T - Sweet malts balanced with the same fruity profile as the aroma. The bitter finish has a slight alcohol bite.

M - Medium body, medium-low carbonation, feels wet but not watery, dry finish.

O - Went down pretty good. Had no trouble finishing the 750ml bottle.

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

I really dig the bowling pin style bottle. 750 ml.

A typical hazy straw hefe color, with an explosive head. Expands out of the goblet like warm Duvel. Plenty of lace trails coat the glass. The aroma is perfumey and fruity, with banana and peaches notable. The taste is of tart, crisp wheat malt, tropical fruit hops and fruity, bubblegum yeast esters. With warmth, the class Nelson Sauvin white grape skin shows in prominence. The mouthfeel is full and almost chalky from all the suspended yeast sediment. The finish is malty and estery with a pleasant accompanying tropical hop character.

This is a great Weizenbock. By no means a hop bomb, but a great use of a 'new' hop strain in an old style from a conservative beer culture. Try this gem.

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Photo of bryehn
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Consumed February 26th, 2012.

Beer pours a somewhat cloudy dark golden/orange. Two finger meringue-like fine white head.

Aromas are interesting: soft powdery yeast, coriander, white grape and wheat.

Mild flavor. Some toasty malty up front, followed by grassiness and lemon zest. White grapes drift through in the background, Low bitterness. Compared to style guidelines, a little lacking.

A little dry on the finish, but not overly so. At the same time, the beer is very wet feeling in the mouth.

Nothing amazingly special, but a very well-made beer.

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

Bottle from Beer Deluxe. From notes.

A - Poured golden and bright with a fluffy and dense two finger dense head. Spotty lace and a film of retention.

S - Gentle citrus hops, banana/hop combo. Smells like hoppy bananas. Really cool. Really inviting.

T - Banana candy, citrus, bread and wheat. Sweet fruits, tropical fruit as well. Lot's of fruit and a banana combined.

M - Good carbonation, light to medium body, wheaty finish.

O/D - A really interesting beer. Nice Hefe character combined with Nelson. Really drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle from the LCBO. Handsome design, nice bottle. Poured into a World Cup weizen glass (with a football forming the bell) and enjoyed whilst watching the Germany-Netherlands Euro match.

Slightly murky deep golden in colour. Big fluffy head that recedes into a thick ring with patches of lacing. The yeast is well - contained in the bottle so it shouldn't be an issue.

Nose is quite pleasant and I can see the influence of the tropical NZ hops immediately. In addition to soft banana, bubblegum and some more than subtle clove, there is some nice white wine, orange and tropical floral notes. That extra booze and wheat malt places this brew firmly in weizenbock camp, however.

Traditional weizen notes are certainly here, and there are subtle notes of tropical fruit and grape/wine. Not as refreshing and lively as was anticipated, but still quite nice. The mouthfeel of the weizrnbock is a bit much, however, and the carbonation is lower than I would have liked.

An intriguing effort, and certainly enjoyable, though I wonder if a straight hefe would have been a better showcase of the hops here. For the price tag, probably not again, but certainly worth trying.

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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 cyrenaica
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle
7.3% ABV

I tried this beer on June 2, 2012 after purchasing from the Queen's Quay LCBO outlet in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a hazy medium gold colour with a thin white cap. The aroma was wheat malt, banana, clove, and undefinable spices. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was wheat malt, sweet malt, light fruits, and weak spices.

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Photo of WeissBoy
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Hazy blonde orange colour, 2 fingers of creamy white head, some lace left behind. Smell is of banana and yeast, fruity qualities, a belgian like green apple is there, tropical.citrus fruits, spicy and quite hoppy. Taste is quite fruity upfront leading into flavours of banana, some light alcohol, spice and cloves, hoppy, yeast and spice in the finish with an aftertaste of tropical fruit. Medium carbonation, creamy, medium-full body. Great stuff here, finished the 750ml with no problems, different take on the style and enjoyable all around.

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Photo of theleechster
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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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