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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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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Ratings: 954 |  Reviews: 555
Photo of RobH
4.92/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

16.9oz brown bottle.

A: Poured into a Belgian tulip glass. Beautiful golden-orange colour. Pillowy, lasting white head.

S: Ahh, almost Belgian-esque yeast aromas of soft tree fruits and general deliciousness.

T: Soft wheat flavors sweetened (not cloying) by the fruity yeast flavors. Just enough hops in the background to keep it interesting, but certainly the yeasty esters define this beautiful Hefe.

M: Soft and smooth, with ideal carbonation. This one goes down quite easily!

D: Yes, bring me another!

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Photo of MikeyTomorrow
4.9/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cliffnorm
4.87/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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

S : There's some wheat, banana bread, and clove smell

T : Loads of "sweet wheat" flavor with some undertones from the banana and cloves.

M : Smooth and crisp lots of fizz!

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

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.87/5  rDev +19.1%
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 Weizenmensch
4.85/5  rDev +18.6%
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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Photo of kkasson
4.85/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of canucklehead
4.85/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This looks like almost every other Hefe albiet a little more orange hued but this is a beer to really define the style. This is big citrus and banana esters with a refined and big backbone. Hands down the best Hefe I have ever had and I must say one of the best beers I have tasted. Smooth, refreshing, complex yet challenging, this beer shows why Germany is still one of the great beer nations on the planet.

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Photo of Drummermean
4.84/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stunner97
4.83/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance- a cloudy golden yellow colored beer on the pour, high carbonation with lots of bubbles streaming all through the glass, lots can be seen in terms of yeast ect. in the glass, a moderate white thinning head, really beautiful bubbles can still be seen as it calms from pour, really alot going on even right from the get go of the appearance

Smell- Aromatic all around, lots strong yeast, corn, wheat, freshness, great odor, citrus hops

Taste- VERY DELICIOUS, long lasting finish and extreme balanced beer, alot of zesty wheat flavors with a definite slight citrus or lemon fruit kick, even some definite slight malts and hops balancing each other out, a complex beer in the flavor department that just tastes so very fresh and so pure impressive for sure

Mouthfeel- Light and crisp, with some carbonation but nothing crazy or over pouring,

Drinkability- I thought crazily highly of this beer, even keep in mind I am someone who in many cases have not really loved wheat beers in the past but I think this may very well be the one that has won over a new found love and respect for the style, its so fresh, so complex, and extremely refreshing, this is a beer where you can just taste and feel the purity and quality of the ingredients that must be being put into the beer, a beer I am glad I have found and will have many more times to come, give it a try I hope you will enjoy as much as I have

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4.8/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Augustiner719
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a wizen glass.

Really starting to love these beers. Hefeweizens have come full circle with me. This one pours a very light yellow color that is somewhatbhazy but reallybhas a lot of bubbles. Aster shaking up the yeast and pouring Ito the glass the color got much darker. Has almost an orange honey color. Aroma is verybnice. Balanced sweet peaches and bananas with very evident corn chip aroma. Taste is so balanced and perfect. Another perfect Schneider weisse beer. Drinkability is perfect. Has that great crisp lemony finish that quenches the thirst. Really recommended.

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Photo of John_M
4.79/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Have had this beer previously on tap and out of the bottle, but the gravity fed version I had at Max's during their German beer festival was a revelation.

The beer pours a hazy gold color with OK head retention and lacing. I think this beer had been tapped for a day or two before I got my glass, so I was actually a bit surprised and impressed by how attractive it appeared. On the nose.... mmm.... this is as good as it gets in a weizen/hefeweizen. I get huge aroma of smoked banana, clove and nutmeg. This beer smells gorgeous, and the flavors on the palate completely replicate the nose. The amount of spice in this moderately sweet beer is astonishing. If anything, this beer tastes even better then it smells. In addition to the spice, this beer has the flavor of an orange vanilla icecream popsicle. I also get some light tartness and wheatiness, which mixes well with the spice and vanilla orange. As expected in a gravity fed beer, this beer is incredibly smooth, long and creamy, with a finish that approaches perfection. Drinkability is exceptional, with the alcohol in this beer barely an afterthought.

This is clearly wheat beer perfection, or at least as close as I'm ever likely to come to it. An absolute treat. Very, very impressive.

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Photo of Schwarzwald
4.78/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Very nice pale color, slight cloudiness and great carbonation. What a great fruity yet rich taste. I love this hefe, it is sometimes a little hard to find but well worth the hunt. Take your time and enjoy with some fruit and like every beer (in my opinion), great with some German mountain cheese and dark bread. WOW, what a hefe!

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Photo of HeroJH
4.77/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I really enjoyed this one. One of the better German beers I can find. It's also Organic which is a nice bonus. Bottle fermented and unfiltered is always a favorite of mine.

A - Nice looking wheat beer. Honey color, light carbonation, nice and unfiltered which makes me think it's going to have some nice flavor.

S - The expected Banana and Clove. Crisp apple. Clean.

T - Clean and flavorful. Very full and round in flavor but not overpowering. Very Bavarian in style and just plain good. I couldn't pick out any complex notes on this round, suffice to say that it tastes like you'd expect from the smell, but it was just so smooth.

M - Creamy and very smooth, light carbonation, soft and a touch of dry. Very nice.

D - Great. It goes down real smooth. 6.2% abv really creeps up on you. It's easy to drink this fast and easy to reach for another, which is rare for me with these Bavarian styles.

Nerd Notes:
Organic Cascade and Hallertaur Hops. Organic Barley and Wheat. 6.2% ABV. Bottle Conditioned.

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Photo of drtth
4.77/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a hefe-weisse glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As served the beer was a rich hazy gold color with a 1 ¼” white head that left some lacing and rings as it slowly receded. Sipping left partial rings and thick legs of lacing and there was a ring and some foam for most of the beer.

Smell: The aroma was soft and subtle but definite with some floral character mixed in along with the clove, banana and some nutmeg.

Taste: The flavor is predicable from the nose and was delightful, having some gentle spicy clove character, some well behaved banana and a tinge of nutmeg with what seemed to be traces of orange and lemon leading to an earthy bitter end.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel was on the light side of medium bodied and very smooth with some lightly prickliness from the consistent, persistent on-going carbonation. The finish was medium length and began with a bit of floral character and malty sweetness that became gently bitter and slightly dry at the end.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: This was a delightful beer for sipping and I didn’t want it to end. I’ll gladly have another and that that in a blind tasting side-by-side with Wiehenstephaner this beer might well take home the prize. My overall impression is of a very well made hefe weisse beer that can stand among the best.

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Photo of 100floods
4.77/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This was one of the first german beers i feel in love with.

Pours a nice pale gold hue with some bubbly white head. Sounds of fizzing are accompanied by noticeable carbonation. Very fresh citrus/grass aromas are very dominant, a hint of pepper is somewhere in there or some aromatic spice. The overall aroma is very floral with a hint of yeast. It makes me feel like I'm smelling summer. Extremely crisp, grassy taste. Notes of lemon come secondary but by no means are they sublte. I'm usually indifferent to carbonation, but the amount in this beer is not only extremely present but really has an impact on its taste, too. Sweet yeast flavors are released towards the end of each sip giving the beer a nice, yet brief contrast to the floral explosion. Great beer. Period.

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Photo of ZachT
4.76/5  rDev +16.4%
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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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of pathman
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75


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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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