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

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From:
Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
 
Germany
Style:
Hefeweizen
Ranked #10
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,538
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 11.06%
Reviews:
616
Ratings:
534
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 02, 2023
Added:
Feb 09, 2001
Wants:
  103
Gots:
  131
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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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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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


Look:
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.

Smell:
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.

Taste:
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.

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

Overall:
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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Reviewed by jonphisher from New Jersey

4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Man this is an awesome pouring beer, huge huge fluffy white head that just lingers and lingers. Little bit of lacing present as it goes down but that head just condenses into a cloud that kept sticking around until about halfway done. Color is a light pale and cloudy brown.

Aroma was really big on banana, little something sweet, a touch of something floral. The spice notes take a back seat in this one which to me is a good thing and I also pick up on some bubble gum notes.

The taste has a richness to it and is straight up banana bread, I know I've said that before for other hefes but this one takes the cake. The spices are still present but in a backseat role again, as they were in the aroma. As it warmed I kept thinking more bubble gum than banana, but the I guess I never actually noticed how banana with a little spice actually is very close to bubble gum.

Mouthfeel is medium, but soft. The carbonation is right at medium, not overbubbly but definitely a little more than your average beer. The interesting part is the small touch of bitterness that this beer has, but it works so well.

Overall I think I can say that this may be my new favorite hefe, sorry weihenstephan. Very happy I came across this beer today.
Jun 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by NorbertB1974 from Germany

Jun 11, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.66/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
500 ml bottle, as Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Mein Grünes, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Brewed with organic ingredients. ABV is 6.2%. Hazy brownish golden colour, big head, slightly off-white. Strong and lovely aroma of ripe bananas and cloves. Soft mouthfeel. The flavour is reasonably malty for a hefeweizen, with distinct notes of cloves. Very moderate hops. The alcohol is well hidden. Good beer.
Jun 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Spike from England

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
500ml bottle.
L: Hazy burnt orange with clouds of bubbles rising to three fingers of smooth off-white head that lasts forever.
S: Banana and clove but very light.
T: Orange peel and bready malt up-front with spicy clove coming in behind.
F: Medium/light body and smooth.
O: Without doubt, hefeweizen are the most beautiful of beers. This is a malt-forward Oktoberfest version and, personally, I think its mouthfeel suffers a little for that. It loses some of the dusty yeast character that I love. Very decent brew nonetheless.
Jun 02, 2021
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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
De color ámbar, con un dedo de espuma de buena retención. Cuerpo medio y ligera carbonatación. Aroma especiado y herbáceo. En boca notamos una sensación ahumada y un final seco.
May 01, 2021
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Reviewed by backblast from Alaska

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a pleasant gold color with a nice white head that hangs around for a bit.

Tastes of sweet malts and light biscuit/bread with a bit of bitterness mixed in. The elder flower shows in the finish along with a green-herbal-ish hint that is very pleasant. Has a mild, lingering aftertaste and a smooth, light mouthfeel. A nice one.
Apr 08, 2021
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Rated by eatsluggs from Florida

4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
No comment! Just an amazing brew that takes you in an instant to a field with fresh cut grass. Just close your eyes and be transported.
Jan 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by arzt from Germany

Nov 23, 2020
 
Rated: 2.75 by koolkitty from England

Nov 22, 2020
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L- Mid amber but the precise colour is obscured by the typical quite heavy Weiss haze. Pours with 3mm white head (ps holds very well.
S- Typical German trad Weiss notes incl spicing.
T- Follows the Smell^ closely. Nothing more to add, very good.
F- Very good, with a flavour a bit brighter than anticipated. The ABV% is well obscured, supposedly a sign of quality! See note below re: temperature, letting this come up to 8-12C, and not harder chilled is really opening up it's feel a lot.
O- Today I've been reminded of something important, serving temperature. I can sense that this beer could be doing a bit more for me than it is. Lable says serve at 8-12C, oops it's certainly colder than that.... I let it warm some, and it really opens it up big-time!
500ml bottle BB: 22/05/2021 Bought from BeersOfEurope/UK for home delivery.
Oct 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.09 by Gkruszewski from New York

Oct 08, 2020
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Reviewed by Mugman8 from New York

4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Great looking brew on the pour, cloudy gold with big puffy head and nice lacing. Aroma is slightly bready. Taste is pleasantly crisp -- wheat, clove, yeast, and citrusy. Feel is light bodied, smooth and creamy. This is one of the best Hefes I have had. I highly recommend this outstanding beer.
Sep 23, 2020
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
a good weizen beer from germany is all ways refreshing great weizen taste - great head that stays
Sep 14, 2020
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Rated by hokie23aa from Maryland

4.77/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Smooth wheat beer.
Aug 22, 2020
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Reviewed by faraday326 from California

4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours beautiful darker gold with some haze and lovely lingering head. Aroma is great. Lighter, bready, with touch of clean citrus. Flavor is richer than I expected.. bread, wheat, touch of banana and spice.
Aug 14, 2020
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
somehow it took me forever to find and try this one, but its another gem from these guys, a bottle conditioned hefe type, maltier than most, a richer color, fuller grain flavor, but with a wonderfully lively texture and an airy lightness about it even still, and very distinctive on the fermentation side, quite a bit more unique than a lot of these ever are, and while it was obvious this had been sitting for awhile, it was still a great drinking experience. a little bit of a slow white gush from the bottle when i pop the top, but i easily control the pour and it looks nice in the glass, muted in luster and quite hazy. it smells and tastes delicious, slightly autumnal from the malt, almost an apple cider thing happening, lots of fluffy wheat, and notes of white pepper and clove spice from the yeast, maybe a green banana note too, a hint of coconut flesh, and even a little white wine for a moment, light sweetness but dry by the end, highly effervescent, the extended bottle conditioning seems to have done a lot for the mouthfeel, i love that element. overall this is sensational and unique, but i would love to try it a little fresher, as this is obviously on the fade, at least a little bit. these beers always seem to either get handled poorly or just kind of sit around in the states in my experience, which is a total shame. ill do my best to drink more of them!
Aug 14, 2020
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Rated by Malacant from Louisiana

4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Outstanding flavor.
Aug 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4.16 by j37geogaddi from Massachusetts

Jul 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.1 by smi69 from New York

Jul 03, 2020
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Reviewed by Greywulfken from New York

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Solid hefeweizen - golden colored with some haze and a fat fluffy top - notes of clove, wheat, banana, and citrus are followed by more of the same on the sip - fluffy-soft and silky-smooth - grain impressions are fresh, fruit impressions bring some juice, and just a hint of mild spice to add some edge - very nice...
Jun 21, 2020
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle. Interesting that this used to be their Oktoberfest beer. White head with lace. Cloudy orange golden sunset.

Classic hefe. Wheat, clove, bubblegum, bananas, yeast, lemon, orange, citrusy.

Light bodied, smooth and creamy, zesty.
Jun 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.2 by beerrat from Virginia

Jun 06, 2020
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