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

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Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Weisen Edel-WeisseSchneider Weisse Tap 4 Weisen Edel-Weisse
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-09-2001

BEER STATS
Reviews:
542
Ratings:
910
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
14.22%
 
 
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Reviews: 542 | Ratings: 910
Photo of 911CROFT
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into a Schneider Weisse branded weizen glass. Paid £3.00 for a single bottle.

Pours a very attractive, hazy, golden orange coloured body with some streaming carbonation observed and more becoming visible when held to the light. A tall, foamy, three-finger in height, bone-white head with excellent retention slowly reduces to dense cap that leaves thick, random clumps of sticky lace on the glass.

The subtle nose leads initially with equally light banana and clove yeast characters. Underneath, traces of bready malted wheat and a general light hop bitterness become apparent in the background. Taste follows almost exactly. Together, delicate banana esters and clove-like phenols lead upfront, before fading slightly to reveal a soft, bready wheat backbone around the mid-palate. Clove and peppery spices resurface towards the finish, building in combination with slightly assertive hop bitterness to surpass lingering banana and faint malt sweetness. In the mouth a medium to full body and carbonation slightly lacking for the style give a smooth and reasonably crisp feel, despite being a little filling. Clove spices and light hop bitterness linger for a short while in the aftertaste, alongside some perceptible alcohol to finish quick, clean and dry on the palate.

Overall this is a very good but slightly underwhelming beer. To my tastes the yeast characters are fractionally muted, and at 6.2% ABV the heavy body coupled with modest, but still easily perceptible alcohol reduces drinkability to just one or two in a sitting. It remains a well-crafted and very enjoyable beer, especially if you’re sold on choosing organic, but I am not. Given the choice I see no real reason to regularly switch from the cheaper, more flavourful and easily accessible Tap 7 offering.

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Photo of RABouffard
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Basically a wonderful hefewiezen, except with a pleasent IPA-like hop charecter. One of my favorite beers that I have had on my trip to Europe. It feels good to taste hops again.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This pours a dark golden / amber color with a thin white head that quickly dissipates. The smell is of wheat and faintly of banana. The flavor is not at all what I expected based on the fairly standard hefe smell. It has the standard wheat and banana flavors, but they are fairly subdued. There is some pretty good spiciness also that isn’t so subdued. The initial mouthfeel is kind of tingly from some aggressive carbonation and dry like you are drinking some kind of wheat champagne. There is a yeasty flavor that is pretty strong and there is a spicy clove snap at the end. The finish is dry and clean and leaves almost no aftertaste beyond a very faint hint of wheat and a dryness of the mouth. It is almost as if you haven’t just drank anything at all. It is very crisp, but the flavors are just too subdued to be really great. I’m also not too crazy about how dry it is. Definitely an interesting beer and not what I’m used to in a German beer at all, but I would prefer many of their other elite beers.

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Photo of cmurkar
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy amber and gold. Head was about 1 1/2 inches of white foam, and disappeared pretty quickly. Little bit of yeast sediment on the bottom of the glass. Smell is sweet, like baked bread and caramel. You can definitely smell the wheat on this one. Taste is mostly malt with a nice banana and clove. The yeast follows through after a few sips. Little heavy on the feel, with slight carbonation and creamy texture.

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Photo of headlessparrot
3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I enjoy this entry from Schneider Weisse, but I'll be honest: it's simply not as good as their other offerings, including their standard "hefe". As someone who gives zero shits about "organic" certification, that means there's little incentive to choosing this over a long list of other German hefes.

Hits the marks of the style: banana, clove, wheat flakes; cloudy, turbid yellow. Less head than I expect from the style, thick-ish body, middle-of-the-road carbonation. Arguably more of a hop presence than others of the style (hops of a Germanic, herbal sort).

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Photo of stevoj
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another good one form Schneider, but not up to the level of their Taps 5 or 7. High fluffy head, nice cloudy body from the sediment, aroma of banana bread. Substantial weight and slick mouthfeel , very bready taste, short and slightly sweet finish.

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Photo of lmaduells
4.57/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Whenever I like the style of this beer! With incredible quality, I think this beer is the best of this style. Balanced with just the right touch of complexity, a pleasure. Color, taste in the mouth, flavors ... what a great beer!

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Photo of hopsputin
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

a: cloudy, hazy golden orange color. towards the edge of the glass its a bit lighter, with a darker mass in the center and top. it poured a 2 finger solid white head, but it quickly went down to a 1/2 finger

s: ripe pears, bananas, green apple skin, tons of wheat, a hint of lemongrass, and some sweet malt

t: banana and pear upfront followed immediately by a kick from the peppery Belgian yeast spice. there is a light caramel sweetness then, followed by some of that green apple, finally a big dry crackery malt backbone. finish is slightly dry, and features a little more of the yeast

m: medium mouthfeel, with a nice carbonation level - good for the style, enough to make the lighter fruit flavors pop

o: very good. the Belgian yeast is featured a bit more prominently here than some others in the style, but thats not a bad thing. makes for a very crisp drinker that also includes some of the nice hefeweizen flavors

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Photo of FFreak
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased cold at the Bevie, price forgotten. Pours an almost perfectly clear golden-amber, with a two finger soft and creamy white head. Aromas are of yeast, bread, spice, fruit. Taste is delicious, with fruit (what others describe as banana - but I just don't get that) and spice, malty sweetness, and low bitterness. Mouth is just right, medium body, soft and creamy, perfect carbonation. Overall, an excellent wheat beer - on par with Vitus.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy looking copper and dark golden color; reminds me of a cider. An aggressive pour yielded a massive foam head which took a while to settle down, the frothy lace retained throughout.
The sweet aroma of bananas hits the nose immediately, as well as cloves and some kind of peppery spice. This one is a pleasure to sniff.
There is great complexity and flavor in the taste. The first sip is sweet on the tongue, again, bananas. After a few sips, the peppery spices are felt and balance out the fruity sweetness. There is even a slight lemony flavor in the finish.
The body is medium and the carbonation is soft. This one feels chewy in the mouth.
Although Hefeweizen is not my favorite style, I was tremendously impressed by this one. Aside from Weihenstephaner, it might be my favorite Hefeweizen thus far.

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Great looking German style bottle with a green label....the beer itself pours a golden yellow yeast hazed color with a head that starts out a couple of fingers thick and settles into a dense film over the brew. Not much lacing at all, but rather an oily film on the side of the glass....carbonation is hard to see what is happening...looks fairly typical of a German Hefe.

S- Tantalizing aromas of rich spices, such as peppercorn, cinnamon, nutmeg, and heavy clove. There is a citrus fruit background as well, with grapefruit, orange and perhaps some lemon zest......Earthy hopped finish that lingers around the nostrils!

T- The flavors follow the aromas closely, with much more blended in there as well. It starts out rather malty, with buttery yeast and bread like. The body is of baking spices and citrus fruits, plus some hints of banana extract. The finish is grainy and light, from the wheat used, and there is a fresh leafy hop cone flavor that is clean and zesty on the palate....not a real lingering flavor afterwards.

M/O- Champagne like carbonation....very fine and plenty of explosions on the palate allow full flavor profiles to shine! The body of the beer is solidly medium....slightly chewy....like raw dough and the alcohol is very well hidden to boot! Highly drinkable and a very nice all seasons kind of brew....goes great with a red cheddar and some Garlic sausage! Another winner from a winning brewery! Next time theres a world war, I hope the citizens miss the brewery lol!

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.87/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hazy golden color with a super strong amount of activity. Creamy and frothy white 2 finger head, lasting around 10 to 15 minutes, with average legs.

Aromas of citrus, caramel, cookies, and faint banana yeast. Flavors of lemony citrus, toffee, faint ester fruits, roasted grains, faint coriander and noble spices. Perfect zesty sharpness with an incredible sugary bread taste.

Smooth creamy oily full body with champagne like heavy carbonation. Medium strength finish, ending with a roasted malts feel, citrus tongue coat, toffee feel, a little grassy, and faint oak.

Overall exquisite quality craft. Delicious complex flavors that are perfectly balanced and intensified. Insane bread and wheaty feel, best ever tasted. Incredible citrus sharpness, almost feels like a witbier. Thick satisfying body that is very filling. Would drink this all day long, one of the best beer ever.

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Photo of sokol_1993
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: dark yellow, bright white head, very creamy. The beer is very lively, a lot of bubbles. A lot of yeast at the bottom of the bottle.
Smell: Sweet malty smell of the hefeweizen. Some spiciness, some sweet smell, fruity also. Some banana smell.
Taste: sweet at the beginning of the maltiness, but at the end, there is a lot of hoppiness, which gives a nice kick to it.
Feel: Light-medium body. It has all it needs for a world class hefeweizen, but has some strange taste to it, in the hoppiness. A great brew, and different from other hefe. Would buy it again.

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Photo of Lucular
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer has a touch more of a bitter hop bite to it than most hefeweizens but still plenty of banana esters as I would hope for in a good German example of the style. An interesting and delicious twist on the style.

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Photo of James954
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L: cloudy orange and yellow with lacing on edge
S: banana, yeast, and coriander
T: Banana, yeast, orange peels, cloves
F: Thinner than a hefty Hefe for sure. Good carbonation

Overall: A great Hefe that falls short of my favorites list only due to a slightly watery mouthfeel.

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Photo of ZachT
4.76/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L:Light-brass coloured, slight haze, one inch of which, white head when poured into bavarian wheat glass
S: Cloves, nutmeg, yeast, banana, wheat, white bread, orange zest, subtle hop spiciness
T: Much like the nose, cloves, banana bread, white flour, orange peel, touch of malt sweetness
F: Medium bodied, well carbonated, fairly rich mouthfeel, finish is slightly sweet with an ever so slight bitterness
O: Solid hefeweizen, nice balance of banana and clove, great wheat malt character, hops are noticeable but in the background. Worth a try!

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Photo of Tapioju
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Weizenvollbier. Great stuff, probably one of my first "Weizens" back in the day. Definitely a friend of Finnish Midsummer and grilled food too. Nice mouthfeel that is not too sweet, as some of the weizens tend to be.

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Photo of drmeto
4.61/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L:
-pours a cloudy deep-golden colour with a medium,creamy,white head
-High carbonation visible
S:
-lime,lemon,white pepper,coriander,rosemaryn,elderflower,bubble gum,clove,ginger
-smells like a field full of herbs
T:
-Follows the nose plus a mild hop bitterniss
F:
-medium body,high but soft carbonation
-unfortunately pretty warming for a Beer in the low 6s
O:
Schneider Weisse does amazing things with their Beers.
This is just another example.

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Photo of DiUr
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not as much as the sister hopzen weisse but still very much on the hoppy side of the style. I don't really like this in my Hefeweizens but i can recognize the wonderful balance of flavours and luxurious mouthfeel this beer shows, which make me think about revisiting the Schneider family (specially the more normal ones).

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Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

- darker than most of this style not the classic hazy golden, a darker golden on this one almost to a dunkel
- cloves, banana, yeast, a lot of wheat and the hops come through
- mouth feel is close to perfection, smooth and leaves the mouth longing for more
- overall my favorite of this style, isn't exactly true to the style in my opinion a lot of other complexions but it is great none the less

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Photo of PorterPro125
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type: 500 mL Bottle

A- Hazy Golden brown with a 1 1/2 finger lumpy white head. Light lacing on the glass.

S- Rich maltiness and yeast notes: molasses, banana, apples, cloves, and a background of wheat malt.

T- Follows the aroma quite well. Wheat malt, banana, apples, cloves, raisins, and a nice helping of earthy hops. Definitely a little more of a hop element here than other Hefeweizen's I've sampled.

M- Thick/Heavy body with low carbonation. I really enjoy this grade of mouthfeel in a wheat beer.

O- As if I didn't like Hefeweizen's enough already, this brew really helped that fondness along with the addition of 'more than the usual' hoppiness. Easy drinking combined with a ton of flavour. Like other have mentioned, this brew could definitely benefit from a tad more carbonation but there is certainly nothing wrong with the beer as it stands. Two thumbs up!

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a golden yellow with decent head, limited retention and almost no lacing on the glass as I drank. You get some wheat in the smell but the spice and clove dominate. Taste follows the nose, a lot of spice and clove dominating. Not real creamy. Overall a decent beer but not outstanding.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass. Rather dark golden brown hue with a half-finger of bright white sudsy foam.

Aroma is quite rich and malty, evoking banana bread, brown spices, molasses, raisins. Smells more rich than many dunkelweizens I've sampled. Palate is similar. A decent dose of cloves, candied bananas, sultana raisins, spiced apples, allspice and cardamom, puffed wheat square, and a pat of butter mingle with more aggressive hops than those typically found in a hefe, more earthy and leafy than fruity though. Some lemon and orange notes. Body on the thick side, with low grade carbonation and a bready sweet and spicy finish.

Love these rustic country-style weissbiers from Schneider. Little in the way of commercial polish. No fear of the clove. Or the hop. The bold molasses nose stands out as well. Could perhaps stand to be a tad fizzier.

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Photo of Takahiro
3.15/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: hazy, with deep gold, fluffy head
Smell: cloves, banana, yogurty yeast
Taste: apricot, pears, herbal and earthy but wettish hop flavor, bready malt
Feel: dry finish
Overall: weizen with more -than-usual hop flavor

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Photo of The_Mad_Capper
4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The aroma is pleasant with lots of clove and bubblegum with some lemon zest. The cloudy body is a surprisingly deep dull amber. The flavor is dominated by succulent banana and clove with a backbone of hop bitterness and alcohol; there is a hint of orange and grapefruit. The body is medium-light but well carbonated, making it somewhat frothy with a prickly bite. There is a little dryness from the alcohol. The subtle malt lingers and leaves a nutty, marshmallow-like aftertaste.

Delicious, not overly sweet. Smooth, spicy, lightly citrusy, and punctuated with some bitterness and alcohol. The absence of pronounced yeasty sourness is welcome. Very refreshing and quaffable.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Weisen Edel-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
91 out of 100 based on 542 ratings.
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