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

Schneider Weisse Tap X Mein Nelson SauvinSchneider Weisse Tap X Mein Nelson Sauvin
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4.11/5
295 Ratings
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 imbibehour on 10-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,415
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
295
pDev:
9.49%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
26
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 295 |  Reviews: 112
Photo of beerdrifter
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Beautiful golden yellow, not quite orange cloudy pour with a huge three finger snow white head with great retention and crazy lacing. The nose is typical Weizen with lots of clove, banana, and pineapple. But for me, the Nelson Sauvin made it stand apart in a subtle and pleasant way. The hops are definitely there, but not as in-your-face as I've experienced in the past with other styles brewed with Nelson Sauvin. The same is true in the taste with the standard hints of clove and banana, but there's more of a fruity flowery and subtle vinous tinge to this beer. I have to believe it's the Nelson Sauvin that make this so unique. I've lived in Germany for 11 years and never been a Weizen fan, but this beer is so much different than the typical German Weizen. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice slightly dry, refreshing finish. Still not a Weizen fan, but I would definitely revisit this beer if the price tag would come down a bit...

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Photo of cgise22
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of jisak74
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of stakem
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a brutus-sized weizen glass from a 750ml bottle. The brew appears a clouded light orange custard color. 4 fingers thick pillowy white head appears and fades to a thin layering atop leaving small patchy lace.

The smell is spicy with pepper and clove. Banana and dry fruits a bit like pear and apple skin round things out with a very traditional feel to this. Some grainy wheat tang brings out some sweetness augmented by a hint of white grape juice from the Sauvin hops which takes this brew off in a unique and very enjoyable direction.

The taste is tart with wheat. A lot of spicy character including pepper and clove initially. Some apple/pear skins and a wheat flavor increases bringing out a bit of sweetness. All the while there is a mild bitterness present keeping things in check with a tartness of white grape juice. Mild tannic nature across the back increases the perceived bitterness. The aftertaste is dry and fruity with more of that Nelson character opening up as it warms.

This is a medium bodied feel and moderately carbonated. A bit more hoppiness than expected in this style but that's what this beer is all about. The alcohol warmth is perfectly integrated making this an all around perfectly balanced weizenbier. This is a must try for wheat beer lovers. I'm not sold on the weizenbock classification here. Sure it is of bock strength but it is very pale in color and if not for the increased abv, it is very much a hefeweizen. Regardless, I am sold on this brew and would love to have it again. I hope this I'd a start for new things to come from Schneider. Well done!

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Photo of rtaps
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.37/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked thi up because I really was interested in it. Poured into a tulip. Comes in a nice looking bottle. Has a nice hazy honey color. Had a nice head but it dissipated fast. Some sticky lacing.

Aroma is the best part. Very clovey and wheaty malty. You can smell some of the Nelson hop aroma.

Taste is lacking a bit. It's actually not very flavorful. Decent bitterness in the finish but not much malt even though the nose would suggest a lot more flavor.

Mouthfeel is very thin for the alcohol volume and for the aromas and favors. Needs more body. Kinda lower carb.

Overall I'm kinda disappointed. I like regular Schneider Weisse Better

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I love me some Schneider Weiss, and with the utilization of my favorite hop variety, this must be a perfect marriage. But damn, it's expensive! Luckily, Sergio was kind enough to share a bottle in his apartment in São Paulo. Thanks Sergio. Coming out of a decorative 750 ml bottle, on to the beer:

Toasted orange color with a bright, hazy look. The head and lace given off are reasonable. The nose, okay....we got the usual and pleasing banana and cinnamon. From the Nelon Sauvin hops, we get a gentle addition of canteloupe. I thought the hop presence would be bigger, but it's all good.

If you're expecting to get a palate wrecking of these hops, you're out of luck. The placement and dosage of the hops though, more than makes up for any "kitchen sink" tactics. Subtle canteloupe and honeydue gently introduce the wave to come, which includes banana bread, assorted baking spices, nutmeg, and a kiss of honeydue again at the end. The body is a little bigger than medium, though not quite full. It's gentle, and there is no sign of the 7.3% ABV.

Hefeweizen, weizenbock, who cares! This is delightful. Is it $20 delightful? That's pushing it...

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Photo of JustinQ
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

15$ for 750ml bottle. Poured into .5L Weizen Glass

Appearance: Goldem, Cloudy, Thick two finger head. BIG bubbles in the carbonation. Champagne looking

Aroma: Fruity, spicy, lemony, citrus. Cloves. Slight booze backnotes

Taste: Creamy, Banana notes. Earthyness.

Mouthfeel: Creamy with high co2 bite.

Overall: Pretty Good beer. Definantly not worth the 15$

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Photo of popery
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of liamt07
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Steve's bottle from Premier, 750ml into a tulip. One and only 2011 vintage - shared on my inaugural brewday.

Unfiltered golden orange/brown, brilliant white head that leaves lots of lacing and good retention. Nose is fruity with lots of tropical notes; a generous amount of wheat and lesser spicing is there. Sweet and certainly inviting. Taste has some dry wheaty flavours and the lovely juicy tropical fruitiness is revisited - mango, passionfruit and some nectarine pits stick out. Sweeter in the finish, with some spice character. I can draw alot of parallels between this and the Schneider-Brooklyner Weizenbock. Full bodied, with no alcohol and really smooth. Incredibly drinkable in terms of flavour, but not in price tag based on what Steve told me he paid for this - just way too expensive to revisit again for what it is.

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Photo of gford217
3.62/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle.

Pours a hazy golden yellow with a big foamy white head that recedes quickly to a small soapy collar.

Aroma has lots of wheat character with bubble gum and banana sweetness alongside some light spices. But the added complexity comes from the floral hops, lemongrass comes to mind.

The taste has the initial citrus and floral hops that give way to the more familiar Schneider wheat character - sweet bananas, fruity esters, hints of clove. The finish is more dry and bitter than most weizenbocks.

The mouthfeel is lively and effervescent, light to medium bodied.

This is an interesting take on the style with the hops adding something to the mix. I'm not sure I'd put it up there with the best in the style as it doesn't come together completely for me.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.6/5  rDev -12.4%
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 woosterbill
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big bottle into a medium-sized Duvel tulip. Thanks go out to whoever shared this at the tasting.

A: Hazy gold body with a solid 1/2" cap of frothy off-white head. Ok retention, spotty lace. Quite decent.

S: Light clove, moderate banana, some cinnamon, and plenty of floral hops. Lovely.

T: Follows the nose: fruity, flowers, and spice, in that order. Very soft, clean finish. Tasty.

M: Fairly light, soft, moderately carbonated. Pleasant.

O: I reviewed this thinking it was more of a 6% Hefeweizen than a 7.3% Weizenbock, and I still think it tastes more like the former option. It's rather understated for a Weizenbock, but not in a bad way. The hops add a nice layer of complexity to an otherwise standard (but flawless) Weizen. Worth a try if you like the style, but don't expect anything too crazy.

Cheers!

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Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of soulgrowl
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sandy, sunny orange with a nice white head. Aroma is mostly classic Bavarian, lots of clove and banana, a twang of canned pineapple, slight medicinal phenols, and as for the Nelson Sauvin... it's in there, but you have to sniff around for it. There is just the faintest tinge of passion fruit and gooseberry to give it away.

Dry, spicy, and fruity masterfully balanced; huge cloves that come and go, white bread, and a fruit punch of pineapple, banana, lemon, papaya, and even a little juicy strawberry in the finish. Tangy and slightly vinous as well, with sharp yet very fine carbonation.

Not a whole lot different or better from other Schneider Weisse beers of similar color (like the original or the blonde or even Hopfenweiss), but certainly worth a try. Perfectly enjoyable if not tremendously interesting.

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Photo of ADZA
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy apricot hue which leaves a two finger creamy head that stays and leaves nice lacing,the smell is banannas,candied wheat and floral hops,the mouthfeel is smooth,medium bodied and creamy and has tastes of freshly cut banannas with sugar on top,a touch of lychee,candied wheat,figs and finished with a floral hoppy finish and overall a very nice tasty brew that i would drink again cheers.

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Photo of caseyf
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of thetomG
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of whitekiboko
3/5  rDev -27%

Photo of mrfrancis
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy gold with a thick white head.

S: Aromas of banana, clove, heavy cream, and wheat are underpinned by traces of tropical fruit.

T: Notes of heavy cream, wheat toast, banana, clove, vanilla bean, lemon, grapefruit zest, bitter orange, pomace, and guanabana wash across the palate. The finish is long and fruity with a pleasant combination of wheat, cream, banana, lemon, and pomace notes.

M: Light-to-medium bodied and somewhat slick. Carbonation is very gentle. Alcohol presence is minimal.

O: This is a nice weizenbock, but I don't really see how it is all that different from Schneider's other products. I know that they are using Nelson Sauvin hops in this beer, but in all honesty, the tropical fruit flavors of the hops are pretty subdued. So, I guess I don't really understand what all the fuss is about. That being said, this is still an enjoyable weizenbock. It's just not great.

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Photo of topopardo
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of rootbeerman
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: poured without a glass tilt into a duvel glass, body is cloudy yellow orange. Head was tall and fluffy. Head did leave a nice amount of lace.
S: wheat, yeast, light banana, even lighter clove. Interesting hop citrus.
T: sweet wheat malt, with a smooth mix of citrus and slight pine hop. With weizenbock banana, light clove and a bit of nutty flavors.
M: smooth, lightly coating and lightly pricklt carbonation.
O: Nelson sauvin hop adds a nice flavor differing from other weizenbocks.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Caramel candy brown, with a very creamy offwhite head. Great retention and beautiful colors.

S - A quite light nose, with primarily floral notes. Crisp, sweet and subtle hops.

T - A mellow yet flavorful meld of malty and earthy tastes. Some light, smokey malt and dry wood notes. Semi sweet malt backdrop, yet so smooth and tame. Dry hops add another flavor to the mix. A slight dry funk to this beer, remeniscent of Belhaven Scottish Ale.

M - A dry, chewy, medium body with the flavors on the light side but plenty of them.

O - Intense balance and enjoyably smooth and delicious. A low profile carbonation helps mouthfeel and allows the flavors to pop.

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Photo of Mosstrooper
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 25.4oz bottle into a 330ml Corsendonk tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy golden-orange color with a large, thick off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves behind thick, foamy spots of lace.

Smell: Banana, clove, yeast, and wheat just like a hefeweizen, but also backed up by a slight white wine aroma and alcoholic fruitiness. A floral aroma also permeates.

Taste: Begins slightly spicy before turning into banana and wheat flavors. The finish has alcoholic fruitiness and a white wine flavor backed up by yeast and balanced bitterness at the very end.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body with balanced carbonation and a refreshing finish that dries out and warms from the alcohol.

Overall: A very good all-round beer. This isn't a true weizenbock (as others have said), but the innovation shown here is quite interesting. A hefeweizen with a little bit more to it. Well worth a go!

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Schneider Weisse Tap X Mein Nelson Sauvin from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 295 ratings
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