Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Wiesen Edel-Weisse
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Wiesen Edel-WeisseSchneider Weisse Tap 4 Wiesen Edel-Weisse
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Style:
German Hefeweizen
Ranked #9
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
91
Ranked #3,125
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 10.98%
Reviews:
598
Ratings:
1,098
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Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Wiesen Edel-WeisseSchneider Weisse Tap 4 Wiesen Edel-Weisse
Notes: Also known as Tap 4 - Mein Grünes and Tap 4 - Meine Festweisse
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Photo of hankp59
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The finest example of a Weiss I know of. All the flavor and body you expect with no cloying or bizarre aftertaste some can impart. Drink in a Weiss glass and leave the fruit at home.

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Photo of Beersnake1
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from just under fridge temp into Schneider Weisse glass. Pours a nice clear yellow with considerable white head. Nose is orange, wheat, bread, earth, raspberry, and peach. Taste is outstanding, and very unique. Slightly sweet candy, with a touch of toffee. Definitely a nice layer of fruity flavors - apricot, peach, subtle strawberry, and orange. Some wheat/grass, but it's not prominent. Mouthfeel is right where it should be - fruity and light. Overall, this is an outstanding version of the style and I will definitely seek out more.

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Photo of DrBeergood
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my all-time favorite beer. Frankly, I never liked hoppy brews before I had Edel-Weiss. Two and I'm on a roll. Four and I'm toasty. Anything past that and I have to count them from the bin the next morning.

If you're looking for a beer that makes you feel awesome, this is it.

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Photo of Juno106
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The hops, sets itself apart from most German wheat beers. It smells like most weisse beers (banana, spice, bread) but with a citrusy, floral aroma. The aroma and flavour come hand in hand.
The sweet taste of banana, bread and a hint of spice. With the bitterness of citrusy hops. The taste is a combination of sweet and bitter. If you want a hoppy weisse beer. This is for you.

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Photo of WoodButcher
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance-light amber with a slight haze. Thin head dissipates quickly but with some retention and fine lacing.

Smell-mild clove and banana with a little malt, bread and yeast.

Taste-mirrors the nose with pleasant and balanced clove and banana with a clean finish and very little bitterness. A bit of biscuit malt and yeast for a balanced profile. A reminder of how pleasant a good Weissbier can be.

Feel-a bit crisper and sharper carbonation than expected.

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Photo of KS_Augsburg
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Schneider Wiesen Weisse (Tap 4) is a difficult one for me. I love pretty much everything from Weisses Bräuhaus, and the beerhall in Munich is one of my favorite spots ever. With this year's Wiesen Weisse, the taste is good, the color is lovely, the mouthfeel is fine, however I can't help but wish for a little more carbonation. I drank this from the bottle last night, and I had the impression they are going for the "draft" feel - in my view they overdid it. All bottles we opened last night were so low in carbonation, this could have been a draft sitting on the counter for a while.
If anyone disagrees please let me know - maybe it was just a bad batch we tasted. In all other aspects, this is another good one from Weisses Bräuhaus.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hot take: Schneider does not make bad beer. Everything is at least solid, if not excellent. This is a good one, with tones of clove, banana, bubblegum, wheat, and a sweet kiss of honey. Smell is identical. Feel is medium to thick bodied, with wheat and malt depth to boot. Delicious!

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Photo of Sabtos
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lightly hazy burnt gold with a thin, fuzzy white blanket.

Tangy, lightly toasted wheat and soft phenols are accented by an almost lemony spritz. There's also an almost lager-like corn presence that's more bready and not quite corn.

The soft, medium body has a mildly crisp froth with a semi-dry, tingly finish.

This is one of the better, more drinkable Hefes I've had, and it's not overly chock full of haze either. It also goes absolutely wonderfully with homemade Bavarian lemon, herb and ginger sausage and fresh made pretzels with sweet mustard. It's one of the only food pairings I’ve had that really enhances both the beer and the dish.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the half liter bottle, it pours a hazy amber with a lovely thick white head. Lovely scent of bread and a bit of banana. Taste follows nose, with a nice lingering classic weizenbier flavor. Yum!

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Photo of puboflyons
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the 500 ml. bottle dated 081117. Sampled on April 29, 2018 but the age hasn't hurt it.

The appearance is a smoky looking pale amber with a boisterous, foamy white head that lingers and laces.

What a lovely array of aromas this one offers. Toasted white bread, biscuit, Euro-grainy malts, banana, and some smoke.

Medium to full body. Very smooth and delicate.

Lovely flavorful taste of sweet grainy barley malts, banana, smoke, and a squirt of lemon. Overall clean finish. Really easy drinking. I enjoyed it quite a lot.

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Photo of Tomdrichmond
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice looking Weißbier, well presented in a 0,5L bottle. Pours orange with nice head. Hints of edel-weisse and banana. Smooth and refreshing. Schneider knows Hefeweissen.

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Photo of Nass
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

A fresh bottle of this is better than Weihenstephaner in my opinion. This is up their with Andechs weissbier hell, but you have to get a hold of a fresh bottle that is 4 months old & younger. Very fruity in both the aroma and flavor, but the thing that is really bringing it home on this one is the clovey spiciness. My oh my I have never had a hefeweizen putting out this much clove in the taste. This is surely spectacular. I find it mind boggling how the tap 7 original can taste so crappy and bitter compared to this beer. Those strong clove and fruit notes will clearly fade away over time spent in the bottle. What a waste of a beer and you can blame beer distributors for this buffoonery going on. How can any hefeweizen fan on this page give this beer a poor grade? You have to be really retarded or something. Cheers! A-

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500 mL bottle from the LCBO, one of four included in their Bavarian Wheatbeer giftbox (alongside Aventinus, their Original and their Hopfenweisse). Coded 7216 (Aug 4 2017) and served slightly chilled.

Pours a foggy, effervescent medium gold colour, topped off with an inch of fluffy, foamy white head that holds together for the next five minutes or so. A thick, even band of sticky lacing is deposited as it recedes down to a creamy-looking cap and frothy collar; looks quite nice in the tall, Schneider-branded weizen glass that came in this giftpack. The aroma features a bready wheat malt base and some clove spiciness, as well as an assertive hop presence that gives off floral, herbal qualities. Secondary suggestions of wet hay, bubblegum and lemon citrus are also present.

A fine-tasting Bavarian wheat, albeit slightly more well-hopped than your standard hefeweizen. Bready wheat and crackery sweetness start things off, with a potent clove spiciness arising early on and persisting throughout the profile. Ripe banana and pear come through mid-sip, but are soon nudged aside by the combo of Hallertauer & Cascade hops - which impart both grassy, herbal and citrusy, floral notes; these blend together well with the peppery clove spice at the finish. The aftertaste is marked by a spicy yeastiness and floral hop bitterness that both dissipate within a second or two. Medium in body, with moderate carbonation levels that provide the sort of mildly crisp bite that is precisely what I want out of my hefes. Far too drinkable at 6.2%.

Final Grade: 4.21, an awesome A-. There are few breweries in the world who can claim to have mastered the art of wheat beer, but I'd argue that Schneider & Sohn easily qualifies as one of them. Tap 4 Wiesen Edel-Weisse may not be their best product overall, but it's still a damn fine wheat beer that I would purchase on a regular basis - at least, if it were available here on a more regular basis. Superb stuff; highly recommended.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Vigorously carbonated, with lots of lively effervescence. I get a green apple and clove note in the nose. Light with a clove and green apple note. From the bottle.

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Photo of ordybill
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 ML bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a dark yellow color with a large white head. The aroma is cloves, wheat and bananas. The taste follows the nose.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

TAP 4 is now named meine festweisse.
Great hefeweizen, still taste very fresh even if it was brewed almost one year ago. The hop is very present fro the style and bring some citrus and herbal notes. Orchard fruits notes are present. Very balance, very refreshing. Tasty treat

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500 ml bottle, part of the Holiday Schneider-Weisse pack. Served fairly cold into a Schneider-Weisse hefe glass.

Appearance - Very clear rich golden color, looking more Kristalweizen than Hefeweizen, but I digress. A nice finger and change of fluffy white head is poured receding rapidly to a thin loose cap of foam. Some sticky lacing sticks to the glass.

Smell - Loads of banana and bubble gum with some cloves and spices mixed in. Not a lot else here other than the depth and saturation of such smells. Possibly a spicy or peppery note in there too.

Taste - Banana is quite prevalent but dialed back compared to the aroma. Some spice and clove there with a solid level of earthy bitterness. Some hoppy leafiness in here too that seems to get better after repeated sips.

Mouthfeel -Smooth and crisp, medium bodied, good expressive carbonation. A little more booziness in the back of the throat.

Overall -A little disappointing given my high hopes for this as an upgraded version of Tap 7, but still a worthy purchase and nice addition to the Holiday pack. These guys simply don't make bad wheat beers.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From cervezasespeciales. In Bavaria hefe glass. Playing Bad End. Hefe notes with plenty fresh grassy hops notes that reminds their incredible tap 5. Nearly as good but a bit softer

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Photo of puck1225
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tall glass. Nice clear yellow with light head and lacing. Very fragrant initially with lemon, grass and earth. Taste is sweet and bright. I think the bottle I had was a bit old. Would love to have it fresh!

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(16.9 oz bottle, code 16 343... purchased warm last week... poured into a standard weizen glass)

L: light-medium amber-colored liquid with a mild haze... foam builds high and shows a rolling, pillowy contour during collapse

S: mild-moderately spicy phenols, a rather potent aroma similar to flowery bath soap and black pepper, with very subtle hints of clove, cinnamon, and bubble gum, neither of the three standing out much more dominantly within the group... delicate pan-citrus fruitiness at its core... malt is also delicate and smells of golden crust of fresh-baked sandwich rolls

T: thread of mildly yeasty and phenolic bitterness up front, enveloped by a truly rich, dense, doughy malt, with a slight hint of toasted grain... the aftertaste has essence of earthy yeast and green grass highlights, fairly dry with a lingering herbal bitterness

F: lovely, soft, pillowy... light-medium bodied, surely leaning toward med (even before yeast slug added)... dry finish, marginally clipped... latent carbonation, not very lively across tongue... all in all, hearty but not filling

O: again and again I will side with this one over the Schneider classic/original... even with a lil age on this, it still has a satisfying flavor and is damn drinkable... seems like most of my homebrew hefes end up tasting similar to this (not quite as good, mind you)

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Photo of aleigator
3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amber colored, cloudy beer with a big spongy white head.

Aromas feature ripe banana with a hint of spices among wet grass and wheat. While the banana aroma is quite prominent, it never turns out one dimensional due to the refreshing hop infusion, lending wet grass and lemon peel.

Thirst quenching, sweet, dry, easy drinking and extremely well balanced beer.

Tastes of leaf wrapped young banana from the beginning, soothed by an aqueous softness and very smooth yeastiness. Turns a little hoppier once its flavor foundation got established, with pepper, anise and nutmeg as for the yeast spices. Finishes clean, soft and strawy, with a slightly more earthen banana appearance and its initial aqueous note.

Very nice Weisse, soft and smooth with very enjoyable edges.

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Photo of OlaB
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Pours a hazy orange color with a gigantic top of creamy white head that disolves in a slow pace and sticky lacings on the glass.

A: Sweet aroma off banana,wheat,orange peels, peppers,cloves and some tropical notes as well.

T: Flavours dances around a lot off different profiles, both sweet,sour and bitter inn a good balance. Sweet and fruity flavour at the start, while it gets more herbal and spicy inn the middle and finishes off with a long dry hoppy bitterness inn the aftertaste. The cloves do tend to dominate a little to much inn the flavours, and is a little bit to hoppy for it,s style, but all inn all it have a nice flavour.

M: medium bodied with a lively carbonation. mouthfeel is creamy and smooth.

O: all inn all a nice and enjoyable hefeweizen from a brewery that for the most deliver good beers.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16.9 oz. Bottle
Bottle Fermented

Poured into a Squatters true pint glass a cloudy dark yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some bananas, coriander, wheat, grass. The taste is very nice, malty, yeasty, nice touch of banans, coriander, wheaty/grassy. Medium body, ABV hidden very well. Overall, a very tasty brew, true to style.

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Photo of emincems
3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

hazy golden color, attractive big white head with long duration.
smell is dominated by clove. banana and some cascade fruitiness are in background.
taste is not complex. tastes slightly sweet wheat and yeasty banana, but aftertaste is balanced.
light bodied for a weizen. moderate carbonation.
nice refresher, highly drinkable.

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Photo of unclekeith
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into a half liter german beer stein
05/03/17

L: Billowing white head, golden crystal clear
S: Bananas, cloves,
T: Follows the nose, a nice bite,
M: Medium body, soft
O: A great hef!

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Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Wiesen Edel-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 1098 ratings