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

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Style:
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #8
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
91
Ranked #3,943
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 10.98%
Reviews:
611
Ratings:
1,135
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Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  100
Gots
  130
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
Reviews: 611 | Ratings: 1,135 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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larryi86 from Delaware

4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
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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jonphisher from New Jersey

4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
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
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Sigmund from Norway

3.66/5  rDev -10.7%
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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Spike from England

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
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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elnachooo from Spain

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
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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backblast from Alaska

4.1/5  rDev 0%
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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JonnoWillsteed from England

4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
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
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Mugman8 from New York

4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
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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faraday326 from California

4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
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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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
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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Greywulfken from New York

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
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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mothman from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
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
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle. Stamped dating on label is '19.219 190619'.
Pale gold colored body, with cloudiness. One finger of white head stays around. Leaves behind tiny spots of lacing.
Aroma of bready malt, wheat, and yeast. Has a little banana and spice. There is a bit of a citrus note.
Taste is wheat and bread, with some banana and spice. Through it all, and more at the end, is a fruity citrus flavor.
Thicker mouth feel, but very smooth. Very good carbonation.
The fruit flavor also includes some strawberry, peach, and apricot. The mouth feel quickly goes dry, but the beer is so easy to drink that another sip replenishes the experience. Wheat and hops extend into the aftertaste, and then finally just the hops.

Nov 14, 2019
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VABA from Virginia

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

Pours a dark brown color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has bready, ally prune hints
The taste follows the nose with a bready, malty and prune flavors
A light bodied moderately carbonated beer
A good Hefeweizen

Sep 08, 2019
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hankp59 from New York

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.

Jul 16, 2019
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Beersnake1 from California

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.

Jul 01, 2019
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DrBeergood from Ohio

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

2018 Batch--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.

2021 Batch--Hasn't been available for months on end. I'm making sure it's still the champion.
2021 Batch #2--Excellent. Robust, silky smooth with a hallertauer noble hop bite. Edel Weiss translates to "noble white/wheat." It is a flower found in the alps. The various countries around the alps have their own names for the flower, but Germany/Austria call it Edel Weiss.

L: Deep and red especially for wheat. Hazy with lots of head.

S: Savory wheat. Roasted. A generous helping of hops.

T: All hail the King.

F: Delivers alot of alcohol.

O: I'm certain that this is the greatest beer in the world.

May 29, 2019
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Juno106 from Florida

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.

May 10, 2019
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WoodButcher from Virginia

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.

Dec 27, 2018
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KS_Augsburg from Illinois

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.

Oct 07, 2018
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REVZEB from Illinois

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!

Sep 21, 2018
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Sabtos from Ohio

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.

Aug 31, 2018
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

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!

Jun 24, 2018
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

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.

Apr 29, 2018
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Tomdrichmond from Minnesota

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.

Mar 04, 2018
Tap 4: Meine Festweisse from Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
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