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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: 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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-09-2001

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AndreasDif
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass. Rather dark golden brown hue with a half-finger of bright white sudsy foam.

Aroma is quite rich and malty, evoking banana bread, brown spices, molasses, raisins. Smells more rich than many dunkelweizens I've sampled. Palate is similar. A decent dose of cloves, candied bananas, sultana raisins, spiced apples, allspice and cardamom, puffed wheat square, and a pat of butter mingle with more aggressive hops than those typically found in a hefe, more earthy and leafy than fruity though. Some lemon and orange notes. Body on the thick side, with low grade carbonation and a bready sweet and spicy finish.

Love these rustic country-style weissbiers from Schneider. Little in the way of commercial polish. No fear of the clove. Or the hop. The bold molasses nose stands out as well. Could perhaps stand to be a tad fizzier.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cloudy and opaque yellow orange with a ton of sediment that sinks to the bottom. Fluffy white head that laces well. Smells like sweet grain, banana, and spice. Tastes similar with subdued banana, and almost drinks like a hefty pilsner thanks to a nice biscuit like presence. Well carbonated, medium feel, and a touch of spicy bitterness make this a wonderful Weisse beer to e njiy year round. Prost!

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Photo of fank2788
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale gold and a bit hazy in the glass with a rather robust head, a bit foamy when the bottle was uncapped perhaps due to it being a bit warm. The smell is classic german hefe yeast full of the banana, bubblegum and clove esters along with clean wheat bread and citrus like lemon and ripe orange. The taste follows the smell with a solid base of fresh wheat over which lemon, clove, banana and tingly hop bitterness all float. Somewhat less sweet and more bitter than many hefe's, very complex yet well balanced. The mouthfeel is light as supported by the bitterness and relatively high carbonation. Overall quite good, easily drinkable with a great balance of flavor. Not a typical Hefeweizen but don't hold that against it as it does the style from a different angle and excels at doing so.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was the last of my Weiss beers in the fridge and I had been saving it for a good night, I chose tonight as it looked like the last warm night in a while. Poured a nice and very hazy Golden yellow with a good amount of sediment floating around. A very nice large white head of foamy lace took shape on top and had very nice retention, hanging around for a good five minutes before settling down to a more respectable level and leaving behind copious side lace. Smell was very nice, lots of yeast and wheat were evident as well as a nice little bit of bittering hops. A small touch of some light, tart fruit was hinting around in there as well. The taste was classic, very nice light body with a very smooth texture. Great yeast and grass like flavor on top of a light bread back. Some light fruit notes also jumping around and accentuating it very nicely. Overall this was a great classic German brew. Very drinkable and full of flavor, and Organic too! Can’t really ask for much more in the style, this was very nice all around.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into an Erdinger Weissbrau weissbier glass. The pour is fairly clear with just a little haze. It sports 2-3 fingers of dense white foam. Retention isn't as good as I'd like. The nose has lots of sweet cereal-like notes, bananas, cloves, and baking spices.

Light body and good flavor up front. I get those crisp, slightly tart notes from the wheat, a little lemon, some bananas, bread, and clove. Sadly, rather than build to a crescendo, the flavor fades noticeably near the back of the throat. It's surprising because there's ample carbonation to open up the palate. The finish is little more than a briefly lingering banana-like flavor. A very nice flavor, but a rather disappointing finish for such a fine brewer. Still, it's refreshing and sessionable and I do enjoy drinking it.

I may try this beer again. Perhaps the bottle I purchased was a bit old and the hops, though certainly not center-stage in this style, were too faded to provide the spicy, peppery kick I felt was missing on the back end of this one. An outstanding beer, but judging from this one tasting it's not quite up to the level of the 2 or 3 best offerings of this style.

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Photo of umustdrink
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml. bottle
Organic Version
Name translates to "Meadow Edelweiß"

A - Dark orange color, completely opaque. Head is bright white and stays nicely at a quarter inch. Lacing is minimal.

S - Smell is faint but sweet, bready, banana, bubblegum yeast.

T - Rich, bready and spicy yeast flavor, with a slightly skunky pilsen-like element. Finish is a spicy wheat malt.

M - Consistency is chewy and the carbonation seemed just right.

D - Overall a very nice Hefe that I will be having again. I'd like to try the non-organic version as its apparently better.

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Photo of mdagnew
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a hazy light golden yellow colour... White head poured typically big thick and foamy then faded slowly to nice thick layer ... lots of carbonation rises to the surface... decent amount of thick sticky lacing...

Aroma - Nice clove spiciness, light vanilla notes, noticeable wheat, quite bready, very little malts, light fruitiness (banana and lemon), quite peppery...

Taste - Light biscuity malts, fairly strong clove, definite breadiness, quite creamy, good fruitiness (lemon, pear and sweet banana), salty, honey grassy and peppery hints...

Feel - Very smooth and creamy with just a little bite underneath... light body... Extremely refreshing and drinkable...

Overall - An excellent German hefe... recommended..

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Photo of tobelerone
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another fantastic Hefeweizen from Schneider; I used to drink these all the time and can’t believe I haven’t reviewed them yet.

This is a typically cloudy light orange color with a fluffy white head that has good retention. Patchy lacing on the glass.
Aroma is yeasty and citrusy; familiar banana and clove notes augmented by orange and lemon, grainy wheat and malt. Lightly floral. The taste is similar; perhaps less of the banana, bubblegum, and clove flavors than expected; citrusy hops play a bigger role than in the other Schneider beers. Well balanced between all elements and may appeal to drinkers less enamored of the big-time banana and spice esters.

Body is moderately light, crisply carbonated, with a fairly dry finish. Clean and refreshing drinking. A little bit of a bitter aftertaste lingering in the mouth. Very nice, not as prototypical (or as tasty) as Tap 1.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice two finger head which degenerates into a small lingering head. Very little lacing on the glass. The beer is a pleasing vibrant orange. I poured the sediment from this unfiltered beauty into the glass so it's very cloudy.

S: Cloves, bananas, cloves, and lots of coriander (possibly other spices).

T: Very small amount of bitterness. Sweet, spicy, and tart. Tastes like lemon, bubblegum, with some banana in the mix.

M: Smooth. Medium bodied with lots of carbonation.

D: At 6.2% the abv is on the high end for a hefeweizen, but the higher alcohol content is unnoticeable in this beer. I'm a big fan of bavarian hefeweizens and drank a plethora of different ones traveling through Germany. This is one of the better ones that I have tasted and I will buy it again, and again, and again. Very drinkable and I'd probably session it.

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Photo of armock
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured the bottle into my glass its head was pretty thick but went down pretty quickly without lacing to just cover the surface. Very nice almost orange color. The taste was also very good it has a spice to it. It has a good mouthfeel lots of carbonation. I like this style alot so I would have to say this is a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of THECPJ
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

reviewed from notes:

appearance: golden yellow with a 2 finger white fluffy head

smell: coriander, clove, orange peel, wheat

taste: coriander, clove, orange peel,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: a nice refreshing hefeweizen. would definitely recommend to any bottle who likes this style of beer.


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Photo of yemenmocha
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy golden colour with above average rocky white head that retains well. Nose has a very assertive banana/clove with fresh yeasty/bready aromas. On the palate the wheaty malt flavors are more pronounced than most weissbiers, with more alcohol warmth on the finish. More assertive but not as drinkable as the regular Schneider Weisse.

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Photo of revdrjbob
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy/yeasty gold orange, with a dense white head, that clung to the sides of the glass. Little aroma, slight spice, clove, but a huge spicey, banana, clovey, wheaty, wheaty, flavour. Yummo. Finished off with a lingering sweet candied banana flavour, ending dry. Very good.

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Photo of bluemoonswoon
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Popped the top and started to bubble over almost immediatly. Quickly poured the rest into a weizen glass and was greeted by a large, bubbly, two inch yellowish white head that quickly receeds into a cap. With the yeast poured into the bottle the beer takes on a wonderful, glowing, and hazy, light orangey amber. Not too much head or lace though and this is what the beer is supposed to be known for.

S: Powerful aroma, rich and creamy with a good deal of fruitiness thrown in the mix as well. Bananna, fresh squeezed orange juice and a light clove spiciness.

T/MF: Rich and smooth, light bananna, creamy orange blended with a mild hint of clove spice. The beer feels like silk on the tongue, maybe just the slightest bit undercarbonated, but still fills the mouth well and pops with flavor. Bit of a malty sweetness in the close but otherwise dominated by the heavy yeast profile of this beer.

D: I intially started out loving this beer, but given a bit more time with it, the beer is nearly good, not great. Very tasty, very solid in most respects and something that you should consider picking up if you have the chance, but not if there is Weistenphaner available at the same time.

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Photo of peabody
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a cloudy amber to yellow with two fingers of white suds.
Smell is really nice. Lots of banana and clove with spices such as allspice and nutmeg.
Taste is clovey and mild banana with the banana leaving an oily taste that lingers through the entire tasting.
No alcohol is present and the dirty flavor comes from the thing being too cold. As it warms it gets more mellow.
Mouthfeel is just a tad dirty but really nice.
Drinkability is high here. It would make a great session beer at 6.2% abv.

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Photo of daliandragon
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Saw this yesterday in my alternate local distributor and figured that you can't go wrong with hefe Weizen regardless of the season. Appealing that it has more head than the average German wheat beer. After all, this is from the same people who bring us Aventinus.
Presents a nice clear straw color, sans sediment, with modest head. The classic hefe nose is standing front and central, a little heavy on the banana but thats fine by me. Looking good.
The taste is light and elegant and very satisfying. I can very much see this being refreshing on a hot summer day after mowing the lawn, which is the mark of any quality summer beer.

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Photo of bryehn
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Has a "gradient" look when poured into a weizen glass. More of a yellow at the bottom and a rusty orange at the top. Poured with a nice, frothy white head that seems to have setled as a finger-thick film almost like an English ale.

Wow, what a pungent smell! Wheat, ripe banana, bubble gum...it's all here in buches. I also get a freshwater or mineral aroma. Very clean smelling. Takes on a spicy "fruitcake" smell after it warms.

The taste is surprisingly mellow, yet a mix of the flavours in the aroma. Bubble gum, banana, honey-sweetened wheat and a very slight tart citrus tate all come through.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a lot of perceivable carbonation to help give it a creamy quality. Very smooth, no trace of its ABV.

I consider this an absolute stunner of a hefeweizen. Tons of aroma and taste, a nice punch and its very easy-going. I almost can't believe it's organic.

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Photo of Damian
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Drank from a 16.9 fl. oz./500 ml bottle at Passports Restaurant, Gloucester, MA
Served in a weizen glass

The beer poured a hazy, yellow ochre color with brassy highlights. A three-finger cap of light tan mousse topped the liquid. The head quickly faded to a resilient film of froth.

Clove and bubblegum came through strong in the nose. Quite spicy and sweet. Some banana notes were noticeable as well. Crisp and slightly citric.

The taste was a bit mild initially but became more punchy as the beer warmed. Crisp and wheaty up front with some doughy malt notes. Phenolic, fruity and spicy in the center. Quite peppery. Bubblegum notes appeared as the beer opened up. The finish was lemony and somewhat tart with citrusy hop notes coming through strong.

The liquid was quite thin and watery with a medium bubbled yet surprisingly mild effervescence. This hefeweizen did not exhibit the smooth creaminess found in many better examples of the style.

This is a tasty, drinkable hefeweizen. I really like that this beer is organic and I was impressed by its use of punchy, cascade hops.

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Photo of zeff80
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A -Pours out a golden, yellow color with a two-finger head. Highly carbonated. No lacing.

S - It smelled of wheat and clove.

T - It tasted mildly spicy with a blend of wheat, yeast and clove.

M - It was crisp and light-bodied.

D - A very good hefe and reasonably priced.

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Photo of Louisville-Beer-Reviews
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy, dark straw/amber color. Long lasting head typical of a wheat beer.

Aroma: Lots and lots of wheat! A tiny bit of clean citrus.

Taste & Mouthfeel: The flavor profile here is very much centered around the wheat, as it’s a very full wheat flavor even for the style, and not much else gets through. There is a touch of banana flavor, but it’s like a green banana or banana Runts candy.

Final Word: This is a well done representation of the Hefeweizen style with the typical wheat/banana aromas and flavors, but it focuses a bit more on a fuller wheat flavor than most Hefeweizens do. This gives it a richer, longer lasting flavor that is still very appropriate for warm weather imbibing. This is a summer beer for those of us that want something refreshing, but with a bit more flavor than some typical warm weather offerings. A great Hefeweizen!

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flyingpig
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle from Beers of Europe (£2.79):
Cloudy yellow to amber with a 2-fingers tall, white and foamy head that has great retention, leaving some nice lacing too.

Citrus lemon notes upfront with plenty of wheat, yeast and coriander as always with this style of beer. There is some lively orange zest and some banana too although this quite faint and definitely not as strong as with some other German hefeweizens and there is some spice right at the end.

Wheat and light coriander to begin along with some banana that comes across stronger than it did with the aroma. There is some light spice coming through along with some citrus flavours and a slightly floral taste and the tiniest hint of alcohol right at the end as well.

Medium bodied and soft with a very smooth feel with good carbonation and a touch of fizz. Touches of creaminess and very easy to drink.

An excellent beer as I expected, one of the best I've tried from the brewery although they have all been good for the most part. A little stronger than usual for the style but a nice change up and one I'd have again.

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Photo of puck1225
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tall glass. Nice clear yellow with light head and lacing. Very fragrant initially with lemon, grass and earth. Taste is sweet and bright. I think the bottle I had was a bit old. Would love to have it fresh!

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Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Wiesen Edel-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,056 ratings
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