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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 and Tap 4 - Meine Festweisse

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-09-2001

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Photo of metter98
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: It poured cloudy yellow into a weizen glass with a perfect foamy head. A moderate level of carbonation is visible and a layer of bubbles consistently covered the surface.
S: There are familiar aromas of banana, bubble gum and cloves in the nose, although there are some hints of malt in the background that you would not normally expect from a wheat beer.
T: The taste is very well balanced between the flavors of bananas and spices and bready malts.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and smooth on the palate.
D: This goes down very easily and is a perfect for the spring or fall when you're not looking for a wheat beer that's light and refreshing. It's also quite filling and leaves you feeling like you've just had a snack.

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Photo of dciBA
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours a nice golden yellow into my hopfen weisse glass. What little head there was faded away quickly. A fruity spiciness in the nose that carries into the flavor. Not much else to taste besides spice and banana, but that's ok with me. This one drinks very well. Nice and smooth with a little less carbonation than I would expect from the style. Another great wheat beer from shcneider, although I think the original schneider weisse is superior to this one.

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Photo of MartzMimic
4.15/5  rDev +2%

Foam spills from the bottle upon opening. Pours a hazy orange with a substantial white head. The aroma and taste are both bready with clove and banana. Very refreshing. Medium mouth with little aftertaste. Very well done, and on par with their other beers.

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Photo of nlmartin
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer was chilled and served in a pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a light orange to peach coloration. Particles hang in suspension in the body of the beer. The head is a finger and a half high with a biege coloration.

Smell: Cloves and more cloves lead the charge to my nostrils. If you arent sure what cloves smell like in a beer this is it. Very subltle bannana and topps bubble gum from the trading cards aroma. It may be my wishful thinking but I think I am smelling citrus.

Taste: The beers flavor is spicey cloves, prickly pepper to begin with. Then the beer delivers a bit of banana. This beer never goes over to the sweet realm. Very nice wheat sour dough type notes.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability: The beer has a smooth well carbonated medium body. The beer is easy to drink. I could see sessioning this beer on a hot day.

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Photo of nokes
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A moderate pour into a weizen glass brought a nice head that died to a film but lingered throughout, with active carbonation plainly visible through the mildly hazy orange-amber. Nice. Looks good...like a hefe should.

Smell is really nice. Ripe banana and citrus, with some spicyness thrown in. Had a variety of warm weather beers tonight, and this one took the cake aroma-wise, hands-down.

Taste was good, fairly tart, actually. Fresh and somewhat complex, with fruits, citrus, and spice all there in varying degrees. Balanced nicely, but I remember liking the Weihenstephaner more.

Mouthfeel was really quite good, snappy and crisp, dry with a clean finish.

Quaffable, and definitely a nice beer for a warm day, which this was. Good beer. Recommended.

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Photo of flagmantho
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich golden color with a slight haze and plenty of apparent effervescence. The head was a bit more than one finger of bubbly white foam. Nice; this has a richer/darker color than I'm used to in a hefeweizen.

Smell: rich and heady wheat aroma with a fair bit of clove and a little banana. This smells a little drier than other hefeweizens I've had.

Taste: very much like the smell; there is also a fairly sizeable noble hop presence here, right up front. There's a little bit of sourness to the finish. Overall, pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel: medium body with big carbonation. Feel is rich, exceptionally creamy and quite fulfilling. Great.

Drinkability: a highly refreshing and drinkable beer. I like the flavor, and the mouthfeel really seals the deal for me. Great stuff.

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Photo of LordAdmNelson
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- A nice turbid caramel color with bits of sediment floating in it. Pillowy white head that fades to a quarter-inch. Some lacing.

S- Yeasty, with some significant clove character.

T- Slightly lemony, light clove, some bubblegum, bready/wheat malt finish. Slight pepper, although not as much as some seem to have noted. Very good.

M- Pretty creamy and light bodied. Carbonation is not overwhelming.

D- These hefes go down great. This one tastes great and drinks better. Good stuff, although I would still reach for a Weihenstephaner.

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Photo of James954
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L: cloudy orange and yellow with lacing on edge
S: banana, yeast, and coriander
T: Banana, yeast, orange peels, cloves
F: Thinner than a hefty Hefe for sure. Good carbonation

Overall: A great Hefe that falls short of my favorites list only due to a slightly watery mouthfeel.

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Photo of CharlesRiver
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a hazy darkish-yellow with a very small head that doesn't seem to last. Smell is wonderful. Yeast, bread and some slight banana notes coming through. Something grassy or earthy is present as well.

Effervesant and very lively in the mouth. Taste is bigger than you expect. Lacking a bit in the beginning but the middle and end kick it into overdrive. Wheat, malt, banana with some citrus notes. Medium in body but just full of flavor.

Aftertaste easily lasts 10-15 seconds. Just a great beer that I will be enjoying again.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up this week since I'm still hooked on hefe's. I don't think I've ever had an organic beer before, but seeing how this tasted, I wish that more brews would make that claim! This was a very authentic hefe - down to the color, taste, pour, and cloudiness of it. I didn't mind it one bit, since summer's in full swing right now. This went along nicely with the season, and before I knew it, there wasn't any left in my glass...

Nice, cloudy look to this to go with the superfluous head. The color was that of a typical hefe - light straw with a lot of yeast at the bottom to swirl in. The lacing was decent, and the taste was one would expect in a brew like this. Lots of clove, grass, banana, and citrus. In more ways than one, this really reminded me of the Brooklyner Weisse, almost down to the same yeast strain. The aftertaste lingered for a while too, even though it wasn't particularly strong. It tasted like the bottle said - organic...just everything seemed very natural, well crafted, and subtle. Perfect for a nice, warm summer night!

A brew like this won't bowl one over with a strong amount of hops, layers of flavor, or a thick maltiness. One could hardly feel the alcohol in this, and like a well crafted beer, this almost seemed natural in it's origin; as if the brewer just found a spring of this somewhere! Very enjoyable and certainly worthy to be on the top 10 for this style, once this beer has enough reviews...

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Photo of chileman13
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For me this was a very good clean Hefe. Right off the bat its aroma lead me to believe I was in for a treat. I tried this one before reading any review so that I wouldn't be influenced in any direction. It was cloudy with a dark straw color. 1 finger creme-white head. Wheat and hops top with very mild malt post. Would I drink this again? Oh yea, it's a keeper.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into pint glass. Cloudy golden in color, with 2-finger white head.

Aroma is classic hefe, inviting in it's way. Taste is very good for the style in my opinion. Just not a fan of the style, but I'm rating within the box.

I think I experienced this beer at the wrong time (as an after-dinner drink rather than a summer refresher). OK nonetheless.

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Photo of rtepiak
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this has a lot of fantastic bit o honey lemon tea malt quality like i've never experienced in a hef... it pours a darker bit... solid cloudy orange. nose heavy of pollen honey floral. but palate is tight like a hef... savory mild. and has tall the proper hef qualities with a bit of an astringent kick. nice pollen has a grassy quality of bitter malt. peppery mint almost. floral dry and sharp on the tongue. rough we malt quality. can't pick up on the abv but its a bit stronger for sure. feels like a blonde/hef/english IPA hybrid beer. when really its just a bit denser. comes forth like a lighter weissebock. has a wheat of marizpan even. i really appreicate the indescribably of this beer. it makes a very good example of a somewhat constricting style. unique most definitely.

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Photo of RenoZymurgist
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy gold brew with a frothy white head that sticks around for a long time. Aroma is more mild than other hefes with a touch of banana and clove and a dry malt note. The taste is very enjoyable to me as I think that other hefe rely on the yeast flavors a bit too much. This beer begins with a nice hop flavor but is not even close to bitter and then it segues into a creamy blend of dry wheat malt flavor and a touch of clove. the finish is very clean but a touch of the malt flavor do linger. The mouthfeel is a bit lacking as I like my hefes with a touch more CO2 than this one but it is not bad. Very nice beer that can make a great session beer or just a great beer to have on a hot summer day when everyone else is drinking lager.

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Photo of JRed
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gorgeous looks: thick, pale, fresh squeezed oranges, some lacing. A nice complex aroma, initially light fruit such as oranges come to mind but then wheat, alcoholic undertones. Thick, wheat taste: notes of light fruit (oranges, peaches, pears), light alcohol, creamy, some vanilla esters echo as aftertaste. Medium-heavy in body with a fizzy mouthfeel. Hefeweizens always bring back memories of summer...I close my eyes and enjoy.

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Photo of allergictomacros
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy yellow-orange with a sturdy head. Nose is spicy and wheaty with a heavy clove and bandaid. Hints of orange. Moderate sweetness with a heavy twang and soft, smooth body. Lots of spiciness and an earthy touch. Citrus is fairly muted. Substantial feel and flavour while maintaining a very easy-drinking character and refreshingness.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours out a hazy, light orange color, pale, clear yellow at the bottom, yielding a full, bubbly snow-white head.
Aroma: Huge citrus, lemon and orange, sugar and spice, great hits of banana and clove, plus a little vanilla on the side, with an additional, and much appreciated bready/yeasty flavor. Fresh, wide open, and airy.
Mouth-filling texture, very tasty, flavor takes over, floods, and refreshes that entire cavern of the tastebuds. A trifle sour, but still mitigatingly sweet and fruity. Banana flavor continues, and the complex variety of tastes keeping company in the glass makes for very rewarding consumption. Finish is just long enough.
Much lighter, in taste and mouthfeel, as well as color, than the "Original", but in it's own, a hallmark of this approach to the hefe weizen. Certainly the kind of beer American weizen brewers try to emulate.

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Photo of bartle
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This pours with a huge rocky white head that sits on a cloudy orange body with golden yellow hues. Great head retention.

The aroma holds a lot of bubblegum, cloves, nice fruity esters, some ripe banana, and zest of a lemon. The yeast character seems to have an earthy bite to it's light bready nature. The wheat character really has a presence.

The flavour is big on the citrus of lemon blended with bananas, white pepper, cloves, some great wheat character keeping it dry and snappy. There are hits of oranges that flow over the tongue.

This is fairly dry and snappy. The carbonation is high, but excellent for the style. A nice chewy mouthfeel, but still very refreshing, no astringency, just a great beer to sip in the summer sun.

Organic too. I'll keep some granola cred for drinking this.

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Photo of bobsy
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ah... after last week's foray into faux-micro hefeweizen, drinking a Schneider is like taking a big draught of God's urine. She really is a beauty in my Denisons weisse glass - hazy orange with a huge whipped egg white head that was as generous with its lacing as it was with its longevity. Spicy clove, wheat and banana in the nose are all expected, but there's something nicely tropical about it, which makes this a pleasure to sniff.

Beautiful taste with awesomely integrated cascades amping up the citrus and bitterness slightly, but never overpowering the underlying wheat, clove and banana base. Phenolic and lightly sweet throughout, this beer hides its slightly higher than normal ABV well, but I still find that I'm not knocking it back at the rapid rate I usually do for one of the most drinkable styles out there. I'm not sure why, perhaps it's the slightly fuller body and the pillowy carbonation which give it the feeling of something heftier.

Paired well with a rare Jays victory.

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Photo of mrcraft
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MFS_71
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fills a weizen glass as a brown-tinged yellow-orange with a quickly dissipating thick and tight head.

Smells of several fruits that I can't quite make out, as well as bananas. Very fruity and sweet-smelling. Big yeastiness to this brew, really comes right up to you.

The yeasty goodness is here in the taste, as well as a wonderfully thick fruityness and bananas.

Other reviewers seem all over the place on the carbonation and mouthfeel, but for me, it is spot-on for a hefeweizen. The grainy medium body meld well with the carbonation. It is a delicious example of a hefeweizen. Super drinkable, even with the higher than average ABV.

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Photo of PatrickJR
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16.9 oz bottle into weizen glass.

A - Hazy yellow/brown, with a couple of fingers of white head that dies rather quickly, though a decent layer of film lasts throughout like all of Schneider's offerings. No lace. Bubbles are also more like soda pop rather than the creamy, chunky foam in most German hefes.

S - An excellent banana aroma backed by the sour malt, with a fruitiness like oranges or tangerines. The banana has more of an overripe character than expected.

T - Banana flavor is slight and breif, appearing early on with a hint of bubblegum. Following is powdery yeast, and the most distinct clove flavor I've encountered in a hefeweizen. It's not so much the clove-tainted-medicinal flavor I'm used to, and much more like actual clove, mixed maybe with cinnamon and/or nutmeg. The brew finishes with a crisp sour note from the wheat malt and dries out with a slight bitterness and a bit of heat from the alcohol.

M - Creamy, medium bodied, with moderate to high carbonation.

D - A smooth and unoffensive hefeweizen. Though I usually prefer mine fruitier, I really appreciate how much the phenols are tamed down in this brew. It's a little different than most, but overall an excellent hefe.

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Photo of tronester
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A murky yellow/white in color with a big white head. Smells quite strongly of banana and clove. Taste is a wonderfully spicy, clovey, bread flavor, with a zesty yeast finish. Mouthfeel is rich, high carbonation. Overall an excellent hefeweizen, I plan on getting this again and again.

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Photo of Domingo
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy khaki color. Darker than most weizens, but not quite dunkelweizen level. Fluffy white head springs up quickly and has a lot of staying power.
Dusty hops and weizen yeast on the nose in equal parts.
On the front of the palate it starts like a normal spice-forward (as most Schneider weizens are) wheat brew. Vanilla, cloves, banana, bread...but then big hops come in. A nice combination of dusty German hops and resin-y American ones. The finish has a fruity lingering character with hop flavors mixed in. Because the beer features the banana notes as more of a complimentary flavor, you get some nice banana-bread flavors that work in conjunction with the hops instead of taking over everything.
Stronger than most weissbiers, there's still no heat or lessened drinkability. Texture is smooth with no chalkiness.
While somewhat non-traditional with the big hops (including Cascades), but I still dig it.
Because of the increased hops and ABV, I'm guessing this is sort of an "Export Weissbier," which isn't quite a bock, but it's definitely kicked up more than a normal hefeweizen.
Good stuff!

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