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

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

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

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Photo of acevenom
4.64/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a weizen glass. The beer pours clear golden with a white head and lots of visible carbonation. The aroma is the classic banana and clove smell you get from a hefeweizen along with the wheat. The taste follows the nose. The banana and clove aren't extremely forward, but are there. There's some breadiness from the malt and some back end hop bitterness. The body is light with strong carbonation. The finish is clean and this is a very drinkable beer. This is an excellent beer.

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Photo of rpardon7
4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- This beer poured a nice hazy orangey yellow with a nice cloudy haze of yeast.

S- Clove is the dominant smell with a hint of banana and yeast.

T- Wow, this is a wonderful beer, clove and banana very well balance wiesen beer.

M- Very smooth and crisp not too dry. This is one nice beer.

D- Excellent drinkability, could definately session this beer.

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Photo of mhewes
4.62/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A : Pours a nice hazy straw color with a good white head.

S : There's some wheat, banana, and cloves but the dominant smell is bubble gum

T : Loads of bubble gum flavor with some undertones from the banana and cloves.

M : Smooth and crisp

D : Incredible. This is now one of my favorite hefeweizens. I could drink multiples of these any day.

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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

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

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Photo of drabmuh
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 0.5 L bottle into a Wiesen Edel-Weiss glass. Served with sediment (intentionally). Beer is dark yellow / amber and hazy (after the addition of the sediment. Forms a thick off-white head of medium to large bubbles that leaves lacing as it falls away.

Beer smells like wheat and yeast. Not a lot of esters in this beer but its not your typical hefeweizen. There are some light fruit esters upon closer examination. Great smell.

This is one of my favorite hefeweizens available to me in the states. The flavors are a mixture of fruity and yeasty with some wheat character. Good full bodied beer, good palate connectivity, drinkability is really really high. Overall one of my absolute favorites, can't wait to see my rDev on this one. A near perfect hefe.

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Photo of Metalmonk
4.59/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dirty mustard yellow with lots of haze and a generous head that dies quickly and doesn't leave much lace. While it looks fine, it doesn't look extraordinary. Love the yeast-sediment haze it.

Aroma is one of the best of any German beer I've ever had, hefeweizen or otherwise. It has similarities to a fresh, quality Belgian wit--lots of clove, citrus, exotic spices sweet and sharp, and an undisclosed (of course) yeast strain lending a lot of character to the beer. The requisite hefeweizen banana presence is here, neither dominant nor wimpy. Add the cascade hops this was brewed with, which show themselves clearly the nose (you read right--a German beer with cascade hops) and you've got a winner.

An intensely flowery, spicy jumble of flavors hits the tongue first, followed by mellower malt elements, particularly butterscotch, banana and caramel. Tart lemon dances on the tongue and rides into the finish, where the exotic spice/flower elements continue to work their magic. Earthy and balanced, this is one of the best-tasting hefeweizens I've ever had. The hops really do their thing here, taking a more defined role than many others of the style, yet not catering to inveterate hopheads either.

Mouthfeel is almost unnoticed, really. The carbonation lends a mild sting, contrasting the flat smoothness of the body. Compared to the lively characteristics of the aroma and flavor, I expected more from the texture, but oh well, it does the job well enough.

Brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot--no kidding!? I suppose I should never again complain how the German brewing law of 1516 is restrictive. This is just plain wonderful, and puts a little twist on the style while staying true to it. Highly recommended to one and all.

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Photo of Px2GrafX
4.59/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

presentation: 500ml bottle with green and gold foil labels. an illustration of what looks like a state fair dons the front of the label. the schneider & sohn logo sits back at the bottom of the label. "usda organic". "original bottle fermentation" also printed on the label. abv displayed at 6.2%. there's a date on the back of the bottle, but i'm not sure if it's a freshness date. the word "organic" is all over the label. so what they're trying to say is, it's all organic.

appearance: hazy brassy yellow-orange with lemony highlights in a tulip glass. fluffy off-white 1.5 inch head that dropped fairly quickly. bubbles aggressively rise from the bottom of the glass like smoke from a campfire. head retention and lacing was less than average.

smell: spicey with a little corriander and a lotta cloves. some orange, bananas and lemons. spice cake and other malt sweetness. some light wheat and grass hop aromas. excellent nose!

taste: more spice and cloves dominating the first sip. some citrusy flavors and a sweet dessert cake like flavor as well. maybe cinnamon or nutmeg. some hop flavor and yeasty flavors in the finish. i'd like a little more orange flavor to counter the cloves and this would be unbelievable.

mouthfeel: a fairly thick medium body for a hefe. good carbonation and bite, but swallows like a dream. wow. how can something this crisp feels this smooth?

drinkability: dangerously flavorful, dangerously aromatic, dangerously smooth, and dangerously drinkable. thirst quenching and alcohol doesn't hinder. the only thing that slows me even a little is the clove flavor is so dominant, that it can become a little overbearing. however, 500ml gone inna flash!

overall: one of my new favorite hefe weisens. almost as close to perfect as it can be for this style. head was the only thing disappointing, and i may have used a dirty glass, but doubtful. there are a few tweaks to it that i'd like to experience, but other than that, top notch!

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

Picture perfect bier, really great organic lighter shade of a weisse beer from Schneider, Cloudy orange golden, billowing off white head forms thick chunky lacing down the sides of my glass. First whiff gives you loads of banana, clove, and spicy character from the yeast strain. Perfectly balanced this Wiesen Edel-Weisse is a work of art, perfect interplay of wheat, citrus character, grassy hay, clove, and bananas and bubblegum nothing overpowers finishes somewhat clean and super refreshing. Hands down the best organic beer I've ever had. A bit of dry chalky character is added to the bier once you pour the rest of the yeast sediment into the glass, this proves the theory that beer is food.

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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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Photo of Immortale25
4.57/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Saint Somewhere Brewing wine-style glass. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a hazy dark gold color with a 1/4 inch head (which is surprisingly small since the bottle immediately started gushing once it was opened) that leaves soon and becomes a 1/8 inch ring around the edge of the glass. Light surface foam and minimal lacing.

S- Strong wheat smell brings to mind fresh banana plus a bit of yeasty spice.

T- Luscious and sweet. Lots of banana, wheat, clove, coriander and bubble gum notes with an unexpectedly firm hop kick. Delicious. Need I say more?

O- Light but has plenty of carbonation activity which is relatively medium-high.

O- This is just about everything I expect from a Hefeweizen. Also, probably the first organic beer I've ever liked. The Germans sure do know their shit.

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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 kirschy805
4.57/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chilled hefeweizen glass. Head was moderate sized but with a beautiful creamy white color that contrasted nicely with the cloudy orange/yellow beer. The smell is sweet and refreshing with hints of orange and cloves. The beer tastes like a classic Bavarian hefeweizen, but much more crisp than many others. I tasted a faint sourness and fruity flavors, like cherry and grapefruit. The beer felt dry and refreshing, with plenty of carbonation.

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Photo of Graebner
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a unique beige-brown with lots of lacy white head. Notable sediment (bottle fermented). Barely perceptible carbonation. Hold this brew up to a light; it's one of the most beautiful looking beers I think I've ever seen. The rich color begs you to drink it.

The nose is incredibly complex and varied, much more so than one would expect from a hefe weizen. Fruit esters, banana, bready yeasts, butterscotch, rum, slight wet dog, and a hint of pine, to name a few. Very rich, promises to be an cornucopia of flavor in my mouth.

And oh, it is. This beer does not disappoint. It has a phenomenal taste, great complexity, and yet a surprisingly light, clean finish and refreshing character that the hefe-weizen is known for. Notably present is banana, ester, cashews, peach, and a barely sour note on the finish, reminiscent of a white wine and butter. Absolutely stellar.

The mouthfeel is amazing, too, mostly because of all the flavor this beer packs in while still remaining light and refreshing. It explodes with flavor as you sip it, displaying most of its varied tastes and light carbonation across the front of your tongue. As it gets to the back you get the tiny sour sensation, followed by a pleasant drying feeling, leaving your palate cleansed, and your stomach refreshed. This beer is light on the stomach, doesn't sit heavily upon it, and is really a joy to imbibe.

Overall a terrific, terrific beer. Try it; you'll never call Widmer Bro's offering a "hefe weizen" again. This is what hefe's were meant to be, and I'd put this one head-to-head against most any beer of most any style. The only reason drinkability would suffer is the 6.2% abv, and the fact that my burps tasted like...celery. That might not have been the beer, though, so I withhold judgement on that bit.

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Photo of Mryup
4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Golden orange with CO2 fireworks dancing from the bottle fermentation. A medium/vigorous pour produces course off white head that reduces to a thin, transparent sheet.

S: A raw robust wheat with A LOT of spice, maybe pepper but I don't want to be hasty. Coriander and clove hints with citrus. Very interesting...and spicy! Woh, I almost forgot the strong yeast. How can a beer smell this strong?

T: God damn it what is that spice? Its got kick. A strong pungent wheat. Clove is definitely there but subdued by the spice and wheat. The yeast and fruit citrus take the back seat here. A masterful brew with classical older roots. This tastes fresh. There are hops but only noticed by the astute taste bud. God Schneider knows how to balance a beer. Another out of the box Hefe-Weisen from Schneider. Phenomenal.

M: A medium body with LOTS of CO2.

D: Above average because of the way its balanced.

Another masterful brew from Schneider.

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Photo of AChamberlain
4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful orange, with foam white head. Good pour, really pretty. Banana and clove aromas and flavor. Great spiciness in the flavor, delicious. Great mouthfeel as well. Zesty, yet smooth. Really, as good as it gets. The only thing holding me back from a five is the price. That keeps it from being too drinkable. Have one and then switch to Live Oak.

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Photo of bigdeuce
4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a stawberry, solid hue, colour with a bunch of fuzziness, disapating the head quickly. That is where the negativity ends. Smells of banana, cloves, and a touch of whiskey. Very clovey, smells great. What a top medium bodied taste. Almost like a double-hefe (if their could be such a style)! Very malty. High clovey taste with banana and a touch of orange. One of the best BEERS, I've ever had. Will do again.

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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 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 ericj551
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Georg Schneider's Weisen Edel-Weisse pours a cloudy, hazy slightly red orange with a thin head despite the lasting rising bubbles. The aroma is sweet yeasty malt and warm rising bread. Some spice aroma comes through with some banana as well as a hint of herbal hops. The flavor is malty but not a sweet as the aroma implies. Dry, slightly chalky yeast flavor with some mild clove. The bitterness is moderate for the style and there is a nice herbal hop flavor. Overall I am pretty impressed with this one, and I will be drinking it again.

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Photo of DerBayer
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A very impressive beer with strong grapefuit and citrus notes. Floral hops and fruity esters dominate and the beer is not on the bready side.

The colour is a beautiful orange and the ABV is hardly noticeable in this beer. Could very esily have several of this one.

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Photo of kmpitz2
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lets see what we have here. The beer pours a nice light golden color that becomes a darker hazy gold with the addition of the sediment. The head is about 2-3 fingers high, but falls to about an eigth of an inch covering the beer. There is a lot going on in the nose. I'm getting some sourdough bread dough first with the banana taking a back seat to that. There is also a sharpness that reminds me of citrus, but not a particular fruit. After letting the beer warm up, the malts are just overpowering and smell awesome, bumping up my initial score. Wow. I have not had a beer like this before. As in the nose, the banana flavor takes a back seat to the grain. There is a flavor on the front of my tongue that I can't place. This beer has a sour quality that adds a bit to the banana flavor and the creamy texture. It is very well balanced and a treat. This beer has a nice thickness. This is a nice beer to have on the porch in the summer heat. I will want to revisit it in a year or two and see what my tongue tells me.

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Photo of pkalix
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

typical Weiss-colored brew. bright and golden with some foam on top. beautiful pour.
smells rich and fruity; yeasty and wheat-y....
taste is full. lots of richness to it. very typical of a wheat, Weiss. very nice. I have to admit I burned out on this style a couple years ago, but I can still offer a fair review. just finished a Tap 6, this one is less intense, lighter, and richer. others are saying a green apple flavor, but I can still get a little banana from this. maybe it's the tartness....
overall, a solid hefe. I've had this one before, but not reviewed it. I purchased it because I was running out of options at the local Total Wine (maybe I AM drinking a bit too much lately....) and wanted a decent brew to help tide me over while I nurse myself back to health.... the Tap 6 was good. I think Tap 5 is next? or the Dr. Tongue? two hefes in a row, three wheats in a row, may be too much for my sensitive taste buds...

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Photo of Fear4Beer
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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:

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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Photo of KTCamm
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured browinsh cloudy with yeast bits from a colorful green bottle. High active foam that disappates quickly.

Smell is classic hefe - citrus/banana/clove. Very noticeable and pleasant.

Clean crisp taste - wheaty, citrusy - all told delicious. The carbonation is active in the mouthfeel from the bottle fermentation.

This is a solid brew, highly recommended.

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Photo of Stocean1
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A = beautiful cloudy deep orange colour - poured a massive five finger head that lasted forever - sticky lacing - the head is like a pillowy cloud

S - huge aroma (friend across the room commented on the scent) - subdued banana and cloves - earthy and spicy - some citrus notes

T - one complex hefe - hint of banana and citrus up front - opens to an earthy spiciness - almost peppery - some bread - finishes slightly bitter and is well balanced

M - medium body with plenty of carbonation - the spiciness and bitterness makes your mouth tingle

O - a really superb and different hefe - a very complex brew that I will need to sample a couple more times to completely get what it has to offer

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Photo of zachariaIPA
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ingredients: water, organic wheat malt, organic barley malt, organic cascade hops, organic hallertauer hops, yeast.

Pours a hazy orange/gold with an inch of thick, creamy white head. Loads of estery Belgian yeast aromas, hops and spices.

Smooth and creamy going down..wheat, yeast and hops. A fine Hefe I could drink all day!

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Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Weisen Edel-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.08 out of 5 based on 941 ratings.
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