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 liamt07
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
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 -11.1%
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 -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.


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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.


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

Cloudy deep golden sunshine with tiny particles, thin trails of bubbles and puffy stiff white froth that rings. Rain forest flowers, peach-banana smoothie, and fresh baked sugar cookies on the nose.
Fresh squeezed OJ, Madeleine, and light graininess, slight clover yeast, and spiced white plum jam hops.
Sauternes finish with a hit of bubblegum and dry zesty linger. Round, smooth, fizzy, slight chew, no burn.

I'm a sucker for both hopped wheat beers and NZ hops, so this one ticks boxes for me. Silky smooth and superbly balanced. Not quite the Brooklyner collaboration, but close.

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Photo of crossovert
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml capped and paper sealed champagne style bottle with a little info card slung around the neck. Schneider with a new creation.

It pours a really beautiful apple cider color leaning on golden. The head is beautiful.

The smell is pleasant. Tons of yeast here, lots of clove and banana. There is a nice scent from the wheat and some sweetness that elevates the fruitiness from the hops. It is also slightly herbal and flowery.

The flavor is unique, and I like it. Tastes unlike any other Schnieder beer. It has a big wheat flavor which is nice but the flavor seems to be dominated by the hops which are an interesting choice to go with a wheat beer. It has a pleasant sweetness to go with the hops which are only lightly bitter. the hops are extremely noticeable in the flavor with a vinous light fruitiness with an almost flowery component. It definitely has more of a Belgian styled feel than Bavarian, but it is a mix of the two, and it works.

Works well with spiced pickled carrots and cheese.

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

Bottle shared by Darrell. Thanks man.

The beer is hazy and light orange colored with a thick, white head that leaves copious lacing on the glass. The aroma offers clove, banana, floral notes. Hops don't shine through as much as I expected, but instead, offer a subtle floral presence, more notably in the finish. Overall, a really pleasant flavor, most similar to a hefeweizen as opposed to a bock. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel with just a hint of alcohol. This is a tasty beer, but not worth the $18.99 price tag.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy gold with good head and lace retention. I am picking up the usual cirtic notes in te aroma, as well as peppery spice and caramel but also some bread/dry malt but mostly a hefe like aroma. Smooth and creamy, the styles mesh well together. I'm picking up a hearty sweetness from caramel and a filling mouthfeel from yeast/wheat twang, all the while enjoying banana, orange peel and a touch lemon and clove spice balancing with each other. In the end it finishes great with a crisp alkie bite that leaves me wanting more.

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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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