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

Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Weisen Edel-WeisseSchneider Weisse Tap 4 Weisen Edel-Weisse
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85.5%
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4.07 w/ 954 ratings
Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Weisen Edel-WeisseSchneider Weisse Tap 4 Weisen Edel-Weisse
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany
schneider-weisse.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-09-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,456
Reviews:
555
Ratings:
954
Liked:
816
Avg:
4.07/5
pDev:
11.06%
Alströms:
4.4
 
 
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Ratings: 954 |  Reviews: 555
Reviews by Fear4Beer:
Photo of Fear4Beer
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Awesome brew! Bananas, bubble gum, smooth, easy drinking, low IBU, USDA organic, and one of the best Hefes I've ever tasted!

This is the same beer as this one:
http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/72/759/?sort=recent&start=0

The one in this listing is the American market version and the link above is what it is called in Germany.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of headlessparrot
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
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 sokol_1993
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
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 Bouleboubier
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
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%
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 +9.8%
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 911CROFT
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
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 oberon
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours just a slightly hazy straw color with a white one finger head that is gone quite quickly,love the aromas clovey spice and banana with a light iron note underneath it all.This is a real hefty weisse at 6.2% like the same non organic version I have yet to try very sturdy full mouthfeel.Very wheaty flavor profile along with a clove aspect just enough citrus/lemon underneath to keep it from being one dimensional.A damn fine weisse and big to boot.

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Photo of RoyalT
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - The bottle foamed over when I opened it, so I gave this one a very careful pour. The head is white and very tight and the body a darker orange than I expected.

Smell - Primo hefe weizen aroma. The yeast is huge and laden with light fruits. This one smells heavenly.

Taste - This is very good. The fruits are heavier that the norm, especially the banana, and the yeast is right on target. It's kind of in between a hefe and a Belgian pale ale.

Mouthfeel - The one noticeable drawback to this offering is the lack of carbonation. This bottle was almost downright flat, which is off-style for sure. Otherwise it felt very good in the mouth. Fuller than most hefe weizens that I've had, this one was actually medium-bodied and kind of chewy.

Drinkability - I wanted an afternoon snack and opted for this over a bag of chips. I'm much the better man for it. This was a neat experience. It is a very interesting take on the style.

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Photo of cam477
4.66/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shu_420
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavyJones
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Rijtjeshuis
3.43/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

served in weizen glass.

Look (4/5) - pours an extremely pale gold, about 4*SRM. It is a bit too clear for the style. Head is ideal: large, white, and fluffy.

Smell (3.5/5) - The smell is a bit more tart and sharper that many other hefes. The banana-clove balance is good and there some light fruit notes, with a tangier (pear or apple) aroma. Pretty standard.

Flavor (3/5) - The flavor is a bit absent from this one. There's a bit of light banana, tasting a bit on the riper side. There's not a lot of spice to balance this out and it ends up being too light and banana-like.

Feel (3.5/5) - The body was also a bit too light. Mayhaps this was for the same reason the brew was a touch too clear: not enough suspended yeast. Higher carbonation dries out the finish, but the flavors are still a bit too sweet.

Drink (3.5) - Despite the problems with this one, I thought it was pretty drinkable. That being said, I like a hefe with a bit more body and spice to it. This one just didn't have that.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbryan5
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FadetoBock
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.62/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This might have been the best hefe I've ever had. From a gravity cask into a weissen glass, the beer was hazy gold, fairly thick white head, a little lacing. Intense floral aroma, like being in a field of wildflowers, also some fruit and spice. Sweet malt taste, lemon/orange, with some sour spiciness at the end. A wonderful, refreshing beer.

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Photo of generallee
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: (Part of a 5 pack gift set with glass.) It was poured from a brown 500ml bottle into the Aventinus glass that came with the beer. The label on the bottle has the abv (6.2%) and a list of ingredients on the front and a description/history of the beer on the back. It also has a USDA organic seal on the front.

Appearance: The body has a yellowish tan body which is cloudy. On top of the beer sits a tall creamy white head. It fades out quickly and leaves just a small ring of foam at the edge. Lacing is minimal and slick.

Smell: Its aroma is citrusy, bready, wheat like and very fruity like over an ripe banana.

Taste/Palate: It has a good medium body with some mild bready malt sweetness and wheat tang mixed with spicy almost nutty yeast. This is all in good balance with a very light touch of citrus and spicy hops. The palate is smooth with plenty of soft carbonation to keep it easy drinking.

Notes: It has nice delicate complexity and very good drinkability. I could drink quite a few of this and not get bored.

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Photo of iemailjack
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of JakerLou
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Jason
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 500 ml (16.9 oz) slender brown bottle with info about the brewery on the back label, no freshness date.

Appearance: Cloudy orange with a thick meringue-like cream coloured head, this is due to the vigorous pouring and swirling of the yeast into the glass.

Smell: Pungent aromatic spicy clove with noticeable fruity alcoholic esters. Sweetness from a bready wheat malt character and a faint lemon aroma.

Taste: Sturdy medium body, smooth creamy mouth feel though an ample carbonation holds everything together. Straight forward tickly spicy flavour of cloves with suggestions of nutmeg and faded pepper corns. Hops are nearly non existent and are no match for the spicy character of this brew. Malt is quite sufficient and has a sour dough like quality to it, vague and mellow nuttiness from the yeast rounds out the beer with a complex elegance. Alcohol is evident and warms the mouth and body equally. The raw flavours of this intricate beer give a confusing yet blissful end.

Notes: German wheat in the raw, very robust and in you face. A beer to consume with full respect and enjoy like royalty because this is a trophy brew that flexes for all of the senses.

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Photo of merlin48
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle served into a large Kapuziner weizen glass. Pours a dirty lemon colored body with the yeast swirled in, with a two centimeter white head that quickly falls into some sheet lacing. Body exhibits active carbonation and some suspended yeast particles. Aroma has earthy yeast, banana and lemon, and a prominent spicy component of white pepper, cloves, and coriander. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with some malty thickness. Medium carbonation. Taste begins with bready yeast, lemony citrus, and spicy pepper and clove. Banana emerges midway through as does some noble floral hoppiness. Finishes somewhat dry with a mild noble hop bitterness that is excellent for style. I really enjoyed the taste of this one. Earthy character lends an "organic" feeling. Very well constructed and highly drinkable.

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Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mid sized bottle, has some numbers on the rear label, but not sure what they all mean. Pours cloudy darker apricot, with a slight olive oil like hue. Moderate off white head, and leaves quickly sliding spots and tongues of fine lace. Fruity, wheaty, yeasty nose. Fruity and flavorful. Some honey, very light pepper, ripe fruit. Typical German wheat flavor notes, typically yummy and delicious. Organic to boot. Nice wheat. Go get some and enjoy.

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Photo of Weizenmensch
4.85/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Don't even know the freshness date of this one - it may well be past it, but it's still beautiful, a top Weißbier.

Appearance: beautiful cloudy gold with a lot of sediment. Doesn't keep the head very well, but it pours nicely and there's still enough head to maintain the delicious Hefe aroma.

Smell: Everything a Weizen should be, and with a tart freshness to top off this refreshing brew.

Taste: Just what you'd expect of a top-quality Weizen. Banana, phenols, diacetyl etc but also a hint of sourness on the back of the tongue. Very satisfying, nothing to criticise.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, delicious, perfect.

Drinkability: This was the only one left at the bottleshop, and there's tears in my eyes. I'll remember this brew.

Overall: Love it, will definitely have it again.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Weisen Edel-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 85.5% out of 100 with 954 ratings
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