Tap 4: Meine Festweisse
Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn

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Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
Ranked #10
Ranked #7,627
4.07 | pDev: 11.06%
Yesterday at 11:40 PM
Feb 09, 2001
Notes: Ideal for celebrations: "Meine Festweisse" - the lucid golden wheat beer, renewed from the traditional Oktoberfest beer recipe. Its fresh citrusy note is derived from precious Cascade hop and the fruity Schneider yeast - a real treat, unrivaled in freshness and drinkability. A great companion for Mediterrenean and light dishes, and - of course - festive gatherings.

Hops: New Zealand Cascade and Hallertauer Tradition.

28 IBU
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Reviewed by BillyNoonan from Ireland

4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Delicious festbier. Coloured from 50cl bottle. Murky, hazy and dark amber gold. Soapy head which dissipates swiftly. Banana bread and malts on nose. Taste follows with peppery sharpness and sweet, dry finish. Chewy enough feel. Good Hefe.
Yesterday at 11:40 PM
Rated: 4.18 by heymikew from California

May 21, 2023
Rated: 4.01 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania

Jan 29, 2023
Rated: 4.35 by Guinnsslvr from Illinois

Jan 02, 2023
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
poured from a 500mL bottle into a tall kapuziner hefe glass. pours a beautiful hazy golden orange with a rather small amount of foam for the style - my only knock on the appearance of this beer. it’s a stunner. wonderful aromas of citrus, banana, clove and banana bread. taste follows with tons of citrus and a heavy handed dose of wheat giving it both a filling (in a very satisfying way) and drying finish. thick, full mouthfeel thanks in large part to the wheat. overall, this was excellent. everything you could love about / want in a weissen bier with a slightly amped up abv and more orange citrus flavors and aromas.
Dec 30, 2022
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
500ml bottle into a tall glass. Appears to have been bottled on 7/27/21, so well over a year old.

A careful pour reveals a crystal clear golden yellow body with good carbonation. The bright white head persists throughout leaving scattered lacing.

Banana and floral aroma.

On tasting, not so much banana but a strong floral taste. Very clean.

Mouth above medium, finish a little drying

Overall, given the age, a surprisingly good beer. No citrus or hop notes, but the smooth clean floral makes for a enjoyable drinking experience.
Dec 17, 2022
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Undecipherable date code on bottle; drank 10/21/22 @ the Yarchives.

Mostly opaque, dull orange rust appearance.

An even pour yielded a small bright white head; decent lace.

Banana, orange peel & mild black pepper notes in the nose.

Soft, medium mouthfeel.

Banana & orange peel flavors up front; mild black pepper bite on the finish.

A nice hefe!
Oct 22, 2022
Rated: 4 by iftcoach from Germany

Aug 24, 2022
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Around medium carbonation with about the same for the body but a bit of a grainy thickness.
Aroma was earthy,grain,malt spice.
Taste was very similar to aroma.
Aug 23, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Aug 09, 2022
Rated: 4.27 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Aug 09, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by MrJones07 from Spain

Jul 28, 2022
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Reviewed by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
0.5 L bottle
Glass: 0.5L Pokal
Pouring Temp: 51.4 F

Cloudy/murky/opaque dark gold that comes across as a burnished golden copper. I cannot see any individual fingers nor their shadows thru the glass, even when held up to a light. Huge 3-finger off white head lasts forever, but eventually dissipates to a 1/2 finger cover. The lacing along the glass is very good.

Bananas, cloves, apricot, pear, and citrus. Wheat dough. Touches of earth. There are floral and grassy hop notes also, along with a nice but not very strong zestiness. Quite an interesting nose for Hefeweizen.

Citrus and cloves start off and are joined by the mild bite of the floral/grassy hops. Banana, apricot and pear dance in and around these other flavors but are clearly in the background. There are lemon zest and/or orange peel notes. The citrus, zest and floral hops persist throughout the sip. Very refreshing.

Smooth. well-carbonated and even crisp. The finish is actually somewhat dry and zesty. For a Hefeweizen, no less!. Body is medium.

A fascinating take on a Hefeweizen that is eminently drinkable. The hops do not overpower but add a really nice flavor and experience to the beer. This quaffable Hefeweizen would go well with standard German festival foods such as Bratwurst or even Currywurst.

According to Schneider's site, this beer is a revival of what Schneider used to serve at their tent at the Munich Oktoberfest Back In The Day, before Schneider relocated to Kelheim. Not the same ingredient list, but a similar flavor and aroma profile.
Jun 11, 2022
Rated: 3.68 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation

Apr 22, 2022
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Reviewed by TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served from the bottle in a Boulevard tall tulip.

Pours a partly cloudy sunrise brass-amber topped by over a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises candied orange peel, clove, banana chips, honey, light black pepper, and cracked wheat. The taste brings in more of the same, everything taking on a slight sweetness as well. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. A rather tasty hef, to be sure.
Mar 21, 2022
Rated: 4.83 by Shan-man from New Jersey

Dec 26, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Tenebris

Dec 09, 2021
Rated: 3.94 by gwydno from Spain

Nov 14, 2021
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Reviewed by larryi86 from Delaware

4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
500 ml bottle poured into a weissen glass

A- A hazy golden copper with a two finger white head.

S- Bananas, cloves, wheat, some citrus, earthy, a little floral.

T- Bananas, wheat, cloves, earthy, some citrus, floral. Well balanced.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A well done Hefeweizen, easy to drink with great balance. Yeast is don’t a lot of work here in a great way.
Jun 20, 2021
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