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 Absumaster
3.18/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An orange, slightly hazy beer with a lot of carbonation and a fast fading head.

Smell is phenolic and has a strong clove smell and less ripe bananas. A fresh wheat smell.

Taste is grainy wheat with the yeast adding strong clove tastes. A small rough edge makes the beer not as smooth as I expected. The body is quite big and the mouthfeel is a little astringent. The taste makes me believe this beer has been fermented at a higher temperature.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.2/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark golden with a short white head and no lacing. The smell is slightly sweet. It smells like freshly baked wheat bread and apples, or maybe even banana bread on the finish. There is also a noticeable aroma of alcohol. The taste is similar, but not hot with alcohol. The overall impression is that of sweetened wheat with a little sour grain on the finish. Mouthfeel is a little thin, and the drinkability is hurt by the overall sweetness.

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Photo of wnh
3.22/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500 mL bottle poured into a weissbier glass.

Pours a cloudy, tawny amber, thick and dense, with a fizzy, fleeting white head.
Aromas of spice, reminiscent of root beer or cola, with bright citrus underneath and the slightest hint of yeast.
Lively and carbonated on the palate, with an accompanying bite. Too carbonated for my tastes. Biting, soda-like spices follow on the tongue, alongside the bright orange-y citrus. Sweet on the whole, exaggerated by the soda-like aromas and mouthfeel.

An interesting take on the style, though not as refreshing as I'd like or expect, and the likeness to soda brings the whole thing down a few notches.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.23/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Got this from Boognoosh23 as a sample.

A - Nice hazy yellow orange color; decent head that sticks around for a bit

S - I can sense that this will have a lot of clove in it; not my favorite flavor, but I can deal

T - Wow, clove bomb

M - nice carbonation; not over-done; really like it; clove aftertaste sticks around a bit much for me

O - not my cup of tea; too much clove flavor for me; will not be revisiting this

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Photo of goochpunch
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a hazy orangeade with high bubble content and a thick, dimpled head that just fizzles out too fast. I pick up a lot of sweet banana in the nose, and when I mean sweet, I mean sweet. A lot is overshadowed by this. Wheat and grain notes are next in the line of aromas, followed by a faint clove. Taste is covers the grounds of wheat twang and banana, with some slight clove and citrus. Pretty big on the esters. Touch of grain. Overall, this is a little too sweet and a little boozy. Mouthfeel has a bit of a syrupy feel. Also, not as carbonated as I feel it should be. This is an overall OK drinker. For a hefe, it's pretty decent, but by Schneider's standards, I'm a good deal disappointed.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.28/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

500ml bottle served in a tulip (didn't bring a weizen glass on vacation). Label reads Wiesen Edel-Weisse, so I'm not sure of the bottle age. Pours a caramel hue with a slight haze to the clarity and a loose, butter-colored head that immediately disperses into nothing. Copious tiny bubbles adhere to the walls of the glass and effervesce in-solution. Nose is not what I expected - tart green apples fermenting towards cider, a bready character and cut grass. Taste consistent with nose; however, a bit duller and also a little wet cardboard towards the back. Mouthfeel is light and lively with some astringency. Overall, less than impressed with this beer. Not sure if it's past its prime, but really doesn't possess any of the attributes I've come to associate with the style.

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Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at the Southside Beer Expo, United Liquors, Frankfort, IL. A good German Weizen, not quite as full of hefeweizen qualities as others, but well made. Subtle weizen character allows a surprising hop profile to show through. That's right, a hoppy tradition German weizen.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.32/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dirty gold color with a thin off-white head that fades very quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of wheat, light caramelized malts, bananas, and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then there is some sweetness that comes in next from flavors of bananas, caramel and spices. The hops presence is mild and bring a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp but not very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, decent kick, not the best representation of style, it's not a bad beer but I was expecting a little more from this beer given the rep of the brewer. Overall, there are not many beers in the style that I would select this beer over.

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Photo of bennetj17
3.32/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light pale yellow color, very clear with a bit of floating yeast sediment. It poured with very little head at all, which suprised me for a Hefe. The smell is bready, with a hint of lemon or orange. Taste has a clean lemony and bready malt flavor, leaving a bit of a sour finish. Not much depth here. Carbonation felt adequate, mouthfeel was a bit light/thin but not bad for this style. This beer did not impress me very much, and it wasn't built quite like other Hefeweizens I've tried. I may have to try this again because I am questioning the age of this bottle...

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Photo of Mackemsteve
3.33/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours beautifully with a good lacey head that lasts for most of the drink. Lovely golden color and a nice aroma but overly hoppy in flavour for my palate and a little too much on the bitter side too. Still a very decent drink though, but far from being a favourite.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.34/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Reviewing Mein Grünes and the prior version "Wiesen Edel-Weisse" one after the other here.

Wiesen Edel-Weisse is first. 1 pint 9 fl oz brown glass bottle with attractive label art and branded pry-off cap served into a Samuel Smith's nonical pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. 6.2% ABV confirmed. Cost was $4.49. USDA ORganic. Best before: 12/08/14.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours almost entirely foam; a good eight fingers worth (out of a possible 10). Beige in colour. Decent creaminess. Okay frothiness. Great (~10+ minute) retention, though the ABV isn't all that high which lessens the achievement. No real lacing as the head recedes. Complexion is fairly attractive, but not as soft or smooth as it should be.

Body colour is a murky hazy orange-yellow. Average vibrance for the style. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Translucent but nontransparent.

Not in league with the best beers in the style, but certainly en pointe.

Sm: Clove. Unusually fruity for a hefeweizen; I get orange and lemon citrus but also some fruity hops. Clean malts, pilsner malts, wheat. Banana (from the yeast). A bit bready. On the sweeter end of the bitter/sweet spectrum. Allspice. A kiss of funky yeast; odd for the style. Maybe a bit overhopped? Cascade isn't ideal here. A pleasant aroma of mild strength, but it isn't very fresh or refreshing. I'm intrigued, but it's not ideal or perfect. No off-flavours are noticeable.

T: Wheat, pale malts, pilsner malts, clean barley. Banana and clove from the yeast. Complementary floral hops. Some unwelcome sour dough. All the right notes are there, but the balance and freshness just isn't. It doesn't come together in that classic gestalt hefeweizen way. Great hefeweizens are artful combinations of subtlety and complexity using very few ingredients. This is pretty good, but falls short of the best in the style. No alcohol comes through. Raw and unsophisticated.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Good thickness. Pretty good presence on the palate. Pretty good carbonation. Suits the flavour profile well, but doesn't feel custom-tailored to it. Not oily, gushing, or hot. Decent body, but it does feel a bit timid.

Dr: Quite drinkable, but I hoped for better from a traditional German brewery. It's a pretty good hefeweizen, but there are far better traditional German offerings at or below this price range. As much as I love Schneider & Sohn, this just doesn't live up. A biteen pricey for the quality.



Now for Mein Grünes - compared side by side with the Edel-Wiesse. (Review truncated to meet Beeradvocate's word limit).

A: Pours almost entirely foam; 4 fingers wide out of a possible 5. Smooth complexion. Beige. Nicely thick. Creaminess could be better. No lacing.

Body colour is a bright clearer pale copper-yellow than the Edel-Weisse. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. More vibrant.

Sm: White pepper. More sourdough. Fruit is far more restrained; less orange and lemon citrus. Hop profile is timid. Mild to moderate in strength. No yeast or alcohol is detectable; not getting any clove or banana.

T: Cracker malts, pronounced sourdough. White pepper. Almost saison-esque. Orange and lemon citrus are sorely missed here. Maybe a bit of banana. No real clove. Yeast is quite restrained. The floral hop profile is nice, but is quite minimal. Again, the balance, complexity, and subtlety just isn't here for a great hefeweizen. It's much more spicy (from the white pepper) than other traditional German examples of the style.

Mf: Same as the Edel-Weisse.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, but strangely built for a hefeweizen. I wouldn't get this again at it's $4.49 price.

Low B-

Overall, I prefer the Edel-Weisse.

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Photo of SSS
3.35/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A-Golden yellow with a white head that lingers for quite a while. Not much lacing
S-Lots of musk and funk in the aroma. Some wooden notes as well as plenty of fruit. Subtle spice aroma of cinnamon.
M-Medium mouthfeel with the usual high carbonation from a Hefe
T-Sweet and smooth funky flavour that does not overpower. There is a little spicy kick from the carbonation and maybe the yeast as well
O-I keep trying but ultimately I am not a real fan of Weisse and Hefe type beers. The funk definitely grows on you, but I miss my IPA punch.

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Photo of rastaman
3.38/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid wheat. Citrus, banana, clove flavours come together quite nicely, nice dry, yeasty, with perhaps a bit of alcohol shining through towards the end, i was slightly dissapointed, but it was quite nice

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Photo of TruePerception
3.38/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

Schneider Weisse Tap 4 George Schnieder's Weisen Edel-Weisse: Appearance: cloudy apple cider look; Smell: faint apple cider scent; Taste/Mouthfeel: apple pie dough; pretty good

Poured into a pint glass

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Photo of aerozeppl
3.38/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy but a little bit darker than other heffs out there. Nice big two finger head. No lacing though.

S: More on the grassy side than anything else. No hints of banana or clove.

T: More on the earthier side and a little heavier than other heffs. Maybe its the organic factor.

M: Medium body. Thicker than most beers of the style.

D: For the style the drinkability is low but overall still good. I would skip this one and just get the normal one.

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Photo of Gmann
3.4/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dirty golden color with a rather disappointing head, no lacing. The smell has a faint aroma of bananas, a bit medicinal. The taste has a light banana, granny apple taste, a nice wheat malt base. Nothing really exciting about the flavor, it is true to the style, just not that pronounced. The feel is sharp for a hefe as it is tightly carbonated, doesn't have the dry finish that some hefes have. An average German hefe, the aromas and flavors are a bit subdued. It's worth the curiosity try but not something that I would seek out. Schneider's regular hefe is much better.

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Photo of mithrascruor
3.4/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

500 mL bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Foam started slowing pouring out of the bottle upon opening, and it had been sitting still for 30 hours. Scary...

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy apricot-amber color. Big off-white head (3 fingers) has good retention, and there's visible carbonation in the glass.

Smell: Nice mellow aroma with pears, oxidized apples, etc. Maybe a hint of banana. Can't detect any spices, though.

Taste: The taste is rather grainy, some of the apple and pear, and then hoppy (and slightly bitter) at the finish. I'm missing the clove and banana here, and the hops are a bit much for this style.

Mouthfeel: Light- to medium-bodied, moderate carbonation, and smooth.

Drinkability: Easy to drink, but doesn't make me really want to grab another quick.

A decent Hefeweizen, but not really impressive. I felt that the taste was lacking of some of the nice qualities of this style, maybe a bit too "rustic" in its construction. Worth trying, but I probably won't get again.

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Photo of taez555
3.42/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a rather clear yellowish brown body with only a slight bit of cloudy haze. A very small white head died away pretty quickly.

The nose was classic german weiss. Wheat, spice, phenols, lemon, yeast, soft spices, and a little touch of wood and earth.

The taste was very mellow and easy drinking. Light to medium bodied. Very light bitterness. Wheat, soft fruit, very high level of fine carbonation. An earthy almost flowery hop presence. Soft and mellow malt.

It ends with a slight earthy hop bitterness.

Overall I wasn't impressed by this beer in the bottle at all. I had it on tap at the AOBF stammtisch and was absolutely floored by how amazing it was. Huge fruit flavors and delicious malts. The bottle version is a bland lifeless german weis. Very sad.

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Photo of Fish113d
3.42/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Chilled from a bottle into a large tulip glass.

Pours a pale cider color w/ a slightly bubbly thin white edge layer; very cloudy w/ yeast sediment floating throughout the body.

Aroma gives off some spice (corriander maybe?) right up front w/ some slight yeasty tones...maybe some slight grains and hops also; nothing interesting but pleasant.

Sipping, I get a slightly sour flavor up front (apricots) along with some silght esters...the flavor lacks for a weiss. Boring!

Great feeling brew. Thin and crisp, easy to drink. Great summer brew if you like boring. Good balance however.

Easy to drink but the bottle is WAY more interesting than the beer.

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Photo of Rijtjeshuis
3.43/5  rDev -15.9%
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 Sachsenfreude
3.44/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance; cloudy yellow, white head with some lasting film after dissipation. Some lacing but lacking for the style.

smell & taste; herbal hops blasted with unripe citrus fruits and bland cereal grain to balance it all out. The malts have a slightly fermented quality that leaves a hint of tartness.

mouthfeel; smooth with a slick finish.

overall; a good drink but quite odd for the style definitely enjoyable but I don't desire another.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.45/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I remember having this on-tap at a brewfest and thinking it was amazing. Finally got around to picking up a bottle and I have to say it's a little bit disappointing when compared to the memory I have from draft, but I suppose that's to be expected.

Pours a hazy golden/orange color with hardly any head and no lacing.

Smell is very heavy in cloves with a slight yeast presence, but damn those are some strong cloves.

Starts with an assertive carbonation that lights up the mouth, then the cloves hit and pretty much lay waste to anything else that might have been, seems a bit overkill and wish there was some more subtlety.

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Photo of KarlHungus
3.47/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a cloudy orange color with reddis hues. The head is small, and recedes quickly into almost no lacing. The aroma is of cloves, banana, and has a hint of bubblegum. The taste is a lot like the aroma. There is a very strong clove flavor with bubblegum and banana in there too. The mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, this is a decent hefe at best. I don't think I will buy it again.

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Photo of dgilks
3.47/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy deep gold with a thin white head. Poor head retention especially for a weizen.

Honey sweet aroma with hints of banana and a touch of hops.

Wheat, malt sweetness and a hint of honey hit here. The yeast character seems muted with hints of clove spice and a touch of banana. Not great.

Quite a thick mouthfeel countered by big carbonation. This seems a little bit heavy but the carbonation provides some relief.

An okay weissbier. It certainly isn't as good as some other hefeweizens and certainly not the best of the Schneider range.

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