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:
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Added by smakawhat on 10-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
283
Reviews:
107
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
9.34%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
23
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 283 |  Reviews: 107
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 -1.7%

Photo of soulgrowl
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -2.9%
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 +10.6%

Photo of thetomG
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of whitekiboko
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of mrfrancis
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
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 +10.6%

Photo of N8DAGR8
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of rootbeerman
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
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 +4.2%
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 +10.6%
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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Photo of jophish17
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

Nice sized fluffy head with streaks of lace all the way down. Amber color with moderate carbonation. Smell has lots of clove and mild banana, sweet alcohol flexes itself. Taste is also sweet with booze, wheat malt, and bananas. Spicy clove and cinnamon with a peppery edge. Hops are well integrated and bloom as it warms giving a touch more bite. Feel is light with mild carbonation that gives way to a thin, smooth, creaminess. Not a bad beer and quite drinkable but at 20 bucks a bottle a bit too pricey for me to think about another.

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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 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 axeman9182
3.57/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle, allowed to warm for a few minutes before being poured into my Bruery tulip.

Schneider Tap X Mein Nelson Sauvin pours a mildly cloudy orange, with some goldenrod highlights. There's about three fingers of fluffy white foam. The head shows some staying power, but to say that lacing is just spotty would be being kind. The nose is very nice, there are some phenolic clove notes that play against an absolute ton of citrus and tropical fruit aromas. Somewhere in that menagerie is some banana as well. The flavor starts out nicely, with a little bit of bready sweetness fading into some clove notes. The hops on the back end are a little out of whack though, as the bitterness is a bit too pronounced compared to the somewhat lackluster citrus/fruity finish that doesn't live up to the nose on this beer. The body is fine, medium bodied and solid, but the carbonation just falls a bit dull. I'm a huge fan of the Schneider-Brooklyn Hopfen Weisse, so I was very much looking forward to another hoppy weisse from Schneider, but this one just doesn't measure up.

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Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of rarbring
3.15/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A dusky dark golden brew, an off-white small head, little lacing - good curtains.

Smelling weatish, oranges and spices, grapes and cloves.

Sweet white bread, lemon curd, cloves and some yeast.

Medium carbonation, soft and foamy, a light dry finish.

Too me this is not more than a rather bland high alcohol wheat beer.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at West Lakeview Liquors. Some sort of cryptic date code - 11.214? Served in a plastic cup at Kuhnhenn Winter Solstice.

A - An off-white foam settles to a thin cap, leaving plenty of lace behind. Hazy orange body.

S - This beer smells pretty much exactly as you'd expect from the description. Initially it's heavy in typical weissbier flavors - banana, clove, bready malts, a hint of caramel and honey sweetness, but there is also a lightly phenolic Belgian yeast presence, as well as some obvious tropical, white grape, and earthy Nelson Sauvin hop aroma.

T - Taste heavily features banana, malted grain, Belgian yeast, and tropical fruits. Less sweet than the aroma, with more bread and yeast presence. Minimal bitterness from the hops.

M - Medium-full body, grainy texture, light alcohol warmth, and a lightly sticky but otherwise smooth, clean finish.

D - The Nelson Sauvin contribution is fairly restrained, but this is a nice weizenbock with a complementary Belgian yeast presence mixed in. Probably not worth the hefty price tag (I think it was nearly $20 for a 750ml bottle), but it's refreshing to see German breweries stepping a bit outside their comfort zone. If I saw this on-tap I'd probably order a glass. Very easy to drink - the bottle went pretty quickly at our table.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle. Served in a weizen glass, the beer pours a hazy dark gold color with a couple inch frothy white head. The head stays around a while, and there's a good amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like cloves, wheat, bananas, and some white grapes and bubblegum. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also a slight sour citrus (lemon peel/orange) flavor also noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit creamy and has moderate/high carbonation. I think it's a solid beer overall, but I don't think it was worth what I paid for it (I think it was $17.99 a bottle). If it was cheaper, I'd consider buying this again in the future.

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

A 750 mL bottle, from the Brass Rail.

A: The bottle opened without any fizzing, sure would hate to dump $20+ down the drain. Good thing that the first pour immediately bubbled up, saving the day. That pour, in fact, is rather effervescent, generating a rich white head, densely packed. The beer itself is murkier, a straw color despite the thickness. And, let's be honest, that thickness isn't meaty, just a fullness that doesn't impact the translucence.

S: The nose is where the weizen/Nelson Sauvin comes into its own. Phenols are plentiful, banana and bubblegum flavors the side effects. The Nelson Sauvin adds a fleshy white grape sweetness; more aroma diversity is a good thing. The Nelson is a strong addition, at odds initially with the weizen lineage.

T: The weizenbock base stands out initially, especially at the lower temperatures. Banana and bubblegum, not so much cloves though. The phenols drive a pleasant bargain, and their strength is noticed. The Nelson Sauvin hops soothe the wheat, adding lemons and a white grape sweetness. A leafy vegetal finish is a reminder of the hops. A novel take on the weizen style, adding a big dose of flavor without overdoing the strength. A bit pricey too, but nothing wrong with splurging now and again.

M: The sweet goodness of a wheat beer with the added flavor of Nelson Sauvin - experimentation at its finest, especially from a German brewer. A good to very good beer.

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Photo of argock
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750mL brown bulbous bottle into a clear weizen glass. 11.214 stamped on back label. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $16.99.

A: Hazy lemon yellow with rocky, frothy 2-3 finger ivory head with decent retention and several layers of lacing.

S: The NS hops are prominent, but this still smells mostly like a slightly sour hefeweizen. I don't the biscuit or bready notes of weizenbocks, and I think those features are masked by the substantial fruity hoppiness of the Nelson Sauvin and also the very spicy yeast character. I like the nose and it is different than most any other weizen I have had.

T: The spicy yeast asserts itself in the early going, but the fruity, floral hoppiness takes over. The banana notes are reduced, but the clove seems more prominent, and there is a definite lemony sourness which I am not a huge fan of, but it doesn't really hurt the beer much. It definitely fits the bill as a hoppy hefeweizen, but unfortunately a lot of the more bock-y features are lost. Still, it's a unique beer.

M: The mouthfeel is really downgraded by the lemony sourness, which gives this brew a more watery feel than the usual thick weizen yeast feel. The carbonation is moderate-to-high which also hurts the feel.

O: Tap X Mein Nelson Sauvin is a one-of-a-kind beer -- a very hoppy hefeweizen, but no a weizenbock by any stretch. I think more Munich malt would push this beer into the exceptional range. As it is now, the lemony sourness is a little much but the fruity hoppiness is very delicious and great twist on this style.

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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 283 ratings.
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