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

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Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Wiesen Edel-WeisseSchneider Weisse Tap 4 Wiesen Edel-Weisse

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Tap 4 - Mein Grünes and Tap 4 - Meine Festweisse

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Ratings: 1,088 |  Reviews: 593
Reviews by Cadyfatcat:
Photo of Cadyfatcat
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky straw colour, with a decent head

Smells of lemon, pear and orange

Very lively on the palate even for a hefe. A wheaty blast on your tongue with hints of green apple tartness. These two attributes remind me of a sparkling cider, but nowhere near as sweet. Ends with playful yeast rawness and spiciness

A little too fuzzy in the mouth, but like most hefe's I could hardly keep it from my lips

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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 Bouleboubier
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
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 AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz bottled poured into a weizen glass. Golden color and clear appearance, and nice white head on the beer. Crisp, clean organic hefeweizen. Subtle clove flavors, and earthy yeast. Outstanding for the style, I'm just not a huge hefeweizen drinker. It's very popular where I work, so definitely worth trying.

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Photo of doktorhops
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Finally I get around to a Schneider Weisse beer. I have been threatening to review one of their brews ever since I reviewed the mighty Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier years ago (and that threat was actually to review the Tap 6 Unser Aventinus which I tried in my craft beer infancy and have had no luck getting since). It has been a long road to get my hands on a Schneider Weisse - they really should think more about getting in to the Australian market [purely for my sake of course]. Anyway I have "my green" and now I'm going to enjoy it.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Weizen glass.

A: Hazy with a gold and amber body and a firm 2cm cream head. Plenty of bubble action going on in the glass with some interesting patterns forming of their own accord.

S: Spicy clove phenols upfront on the nose and rather a bit of a nice dominating aroma for this Weizen. Hints of banana bread and herbaceous hops also give some body to the fragrance but it's the clove phenols that really stand out.

T: In a word: Fantastic! There is quite a lot more going on with the flavour profile of this Weizen - spice from cloves, pepper and cardamom mix in with lemon citrus, herbaceous hops, bitter orange and a hint of banana which lingers in the background.

M: Not so fantastic, certainly not as good as the Weihenstephaner Hefe in this respect - medium bodied with excitable carbonation, it's missing the "creamy" feel of a great Weizen.

D: Well this is a Weizen that takes no prisoners. It has some characteristics that really make it stand apart from Weihenstephaner's classic Hefe and in fact that is one of the reasons I rate this brew so highly - it has something Weihenstephaner doesn't have: bold spices and lemon/orange action going on. If that is something that you look for in a Weizen then look no further than Mein Grünes, a superlative brew, prost!

Food match: Roast and cured meats are a winner with this exciting ale, along with any other bold spicy flavoured foods you can get your hands on.

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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 brureview
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy honey color with a 2F head in a Hefeweizen glass.

Aroma: fragrant spice( clove) and fruit. Not as strong as others in the style, but quite good.

MF- piquant. not very carbonated.

Taste: wonderful transition from the aroma to the taste: very distinctive blend of the fruit tastes and spices.

The finish is also excellent. One of the better finishes in a Hefeweizen: strong clove.Enjoyable bitterness in the finish.

As the beer warms up, the flavors in the taste accentuate.

Overall: distinct from other beers in the style: excellent balance, and the fruit- clove aroma/taste is different.

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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 Latarnik
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of sweemzander
2.28/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

500mL bottle poured into a hefe glass.

(A)- Gusher! Pours a golden orange color. Produced a decent white cap of froth.

(S)- Very very very dry. A light spiciness of clove with a malty caramel and wheat/lemon background.

(T)- Similar to the smell. Lots of spicy clove and caramel malt with tiny bits of biscuit-like wheat.

(M)- A crisp carbonation level. This one is a bit weird, backwards, and disjointed. Heavy on the clove spice with alot more amber and caramel-like sweetness than normal for the style.

(D)- I realize this is an organic take on the style, however very little about it reminds me of a Hefeweiss. Only other possible explanation is this is just too old, but I have no date for reference.

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Photo of mfgreene
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Catalin90
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwc215
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured cloudy orange with a decent-sized white head.
The smell was complex - floral, and rich citrus, especially orange with yeast and a touch of alcohol in the background.
The taste was very complex and powerful. Orange, clove, wheat, yeast, and various light spices all mixed together. The hops were not really noticeable, due to the complex flavors.
The floral sweetness stayed in the mouth.
Drinkable - and good all year round. Refreshing for warm weather and warming for the winter. But, perhaps too rich and complex for a "session" beer.
Overall, one of the best of this style that I've had.

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Photo of JamFuel
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heerboth
4/5  rDev -2%

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 ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of mdillon86
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of OgreSanchez
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of moose1980
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Some floating yeast sediment, but otherwise a beautiful beer; turbid, with a thick, meringue head. Typical Hefeweizen aromas, but with some additional vanilla, giving it a banana cream pie feel. Taste is not as much banana as the nose, and much more clove - too much. A spicy one. A good candidate for a Bananaweizen mix on the beach.

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Photo of drewmprs
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A fantastic german hefe. Especially great considering its organic and adheres to the German beer laws. A bit expensive at Hollingshead, 3.39, but still worth it. Little to no head, extremely small head for a hefe, perhaps due to the organic nature of the brew. This is one of the best organic brews i've ever tasted. Some cloves at the start, yields to a slightly more banana aftertaste. Taste remains smooth and drinkable to the very end. I had 6 different hefes on the night I had this eidel weisse, and this beer was the best. I started the night at Yardhouse with a hacker pschorr and a paulaner. Then I had the eidel weisse, then I went and had a Great White hefe, then i had a kristal weizen, then i had a schooner of pyramid. Of course I don't use lemons.

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Photo of andrewinski1
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice. The color is hazy golden. There is a great off-white head with great retention.

The aroma is a nice blend of grassy, floral hops and clove yeast.

The taste balances nice floral hop notes with spicy yeast flavor emphasized in the finish.

This is light and drinkable. This has perfect crisp carbonation.

I am loving this right now. I highly recommend it!

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Photo of Bandi
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of zknight
3.43/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jujubeast6000
2.4/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Reviewed 7/29/2007 (500mL bottle):

Pours a cloudy amber brownish color, with a very fizzy carbonated white head, quickly diminishing. Malty aroma, earthy, potato or wheat or something rotten, not appealing Fizzy potato-y taste, clean aftertaste, not a lot of flavor.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Wiesen Edel-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 1,088 ratings