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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany
schneider-weisse.de

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
946
Reviews:
554
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
10.78%
 
 
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81
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82
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Photo of BranfordBound
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

.5 L bottle, brown with bright green label. 10.074 freshness date on the back. I assume this is bottling date. From notes, late June.

Pours a cloudy dark gold, nice 3 finger head. Ample carbonation with good lacing.

The aroma is typical hefe: clovey, sweet bubblegum phenols, banana

Tastes like the regular schneider weisse, but it is a bit more pronounced. Nothing jumps at you specifically. Cloves and slight pepper intensify as it warms. Slight citrus and yeast finish.

Like a good hefe, wet finish with a nice tickling from the carbonation.

This beer hides a slightly higher ABV. It's clean, refreshing, but pretty average in the world of hefe's. Just slightly above regular schneider weisse but nothing special.

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Photo of drinkininthewood
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

served from a 500ml bottle into a rhinelander glass.

A- pours a huge frothy white head of foam with a foggy golden color.

S- malty nose, full of fruit, melon, banana, clove, citrus.

T- Nice malt up front, as well as some typical flavors of clove, and banana, with some wonderfull spices mid palate, tart/citrusy finish is dry, with more malt sweetness coming through. No alcohol noticed.

M- quite soft and delicately carbonated, medium bodied.

D- Delicious

Overall a faboulus beer. Flavors of a typical hefe just a little more refined. Great mouthfeel.

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Photo of flagmantho
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
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 PEBKAC
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

bottle code: 09-111 1-3 0107 2722(huh?)

Can't quite pull off a perfect pour just yet. Still a bit shaky, need a couple beers in me first to get the subtle tilt & bottle turn.

A couple inches of popmarked, off-white head into a standard weiss glass. Color is an orange honey mix, unfortunately cloudy, but still inviting.

Smells starchy & subtly sweet, like good potato bread. Melon rind, unripe peaches, all that good stuff. Nothing overly pronounced or fresh or bold, which is disappointing. Lemon & a touch of staleness just barely come in at the end.

First sip is quite tasty! Honey wheat bread & lots of banana & soft floral aspects. Barely a hint of clove, which usually seems to become more predominate in wheat beers as they get older. No pepper that I notice either. Quiet, lettuce-y hops that close out a touch sharp.

Creamy & light on carbonation. A bit too thick & filling to drink a pitcher of, even on a hot afternoon. Alcohol goes unnoticed.

One of the better hefes I've had, & that's saying a lot, considering it's organic & probably several months old. :)

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Photo of tchenery
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer looks amazing. It is a nice glowing medium yellow color and has anice inch and a half thick head on it. Aromas come out as soon as it's uncapped. Poured into a tall hefe glass, this beer could not look or smell any better. There is a very pronounced banana and yeast smell, very bready and slightly sweet.

Tastes like a true hefeweizen. It has a nice tart zing that is very refreshing and is a filling, yet light taste - I think the high carbonation helps keep it light. The tastes are much the same as the smell. There is almost no hop presence detected, with a little residual sweetness from the malt. The taste wanes by the end of the beer and I wish this were a little fresher. Dating is 12-29-09 and today is 6-14-10. I feel like the flavor would be exponentially better - still good though.

Excellent drinkability and mouthfeel. Wonderful beer.

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Photo of NightINgale
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into my Schneider Weisse glass...

A - Medium-amber cloudy body to it. The head didn't come out very rich, but its retention was good. Some lacing and small bubbles rising.

S - Smells very nice and quite intense! The aroma's got everything that one's looking for in a hefeweizen: bananas, a clovey spiciness, some cinnamon, some oranges, and, of course, wheat!

T - Mm, this is a very tasty hefeweizen! It's got a very pronouced flavour, with plenty of wheaty breadiness, banana-like sweetness, and a touch of spice. The finish is bready, with some lingering clove notes and honey-like sweetness. A good, proper hefeweizen that tastes very natural!

M - Definitely a good body to it, probably closer to medium. A little crisp and very smooth. Mildly carbonated. A slight hint of alcohol appears after ahile, but it shouldn't bother you much.

D - Very refreshing and drinkable. Not your perfect session hefe-weissbier, provided it's 6.2% abv, but you could down two of these in a row without much hassle.

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Photo of ThatWineGuy
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a generous foamy beige head, a honey apricot colour that's hazy and murky. Well carbonated and it holds up, there's a nice display of bubbles to marvel at. Certainly a nice looking beer. The nose is peach and apricot, cloves and banana with air, very forward, almost perfumy. There's a very forward citrus hops taste and feel, nice bitterness, almost too much of a yeasty backdrop. Mouthfeel is effervescent and refreshing, a bit of spicy snappiness to it, malt doesn't seem to weigh in much at all; citrus bite nicely cleanses the palate with a sharp, crisp finish, light body makes it very drinkable. Recommended.

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Photo of bartle
4.16/5  rDev +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 GratefulBeerGuy
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This one pours out with hazy, yellow gold look with bits of yeast creating spazy bubbles and forming a large, bone-white head, soft and spacious, slow to dissipate.

The aroma's are very hearty, golden wheat, subtle banana, earthy, sour and zesty yeast that is very interesting. The malt ha sa heather honey sweetness. Big smells for the style!!

The first thing I noticed was the complex yeast flavor, cloves and banana with earthy wheat followed up with ultra-crispy, clean and organic feel and flavor. Very clean, easy to drink but the subtle complexities are very excellent.

Perhaps one of the best Hefe's ever.

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Photo of Stigs
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle, served in its entirety in a tall Hefe glass...

A - pours with about a quarter inch of loose but frothy just off-white foam. the beer is very hazy with some floating specks of sediment (i made sure to dump the entire contents of the bottle in) and a slightly darker gold color. no lacing but the head stays around the whole time.

S - nice balance of the yeast banana and cloves, with just a very slight emphasis leaning towards the banana...some bubblegum and a subtle nudge of spice.

T - juicy and fruity at first, banana with some lemon rind thrown in, cloves and spice...yeast come to play second. each pulled off with restraint and elegance. finishes with some fresh baked doughy bread. awesome.

M - rich and creamy body, i think the carbonation is just a *tad* overdone and distracting, but also aids in making it a very refreshing beer. finishes with just a bit of lingering fruitiness with some spice.

D - a real treat, one of my favorite Hefe's to date. great balance between all the classic scents and tastes of the style. delicious, drinkable, and refreshing.

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Photo of CanuckRover
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden hay. Big head settles quickly. Streaky lacings throughout.

Cloves on the nose, with a bit of sweet bubblegum.

Spice right up front. Dusty cloves with drying nutmeg add up to a spicy hefe. Lower on the fruit side of thing, not much banana flavour to speak of. Malt is quite grainy with a pronounced wheat flavour.

Prickly carbonation adds to the spice.

An interesting hefeweizen. The spice really stands out, a different focus from the bubblegum and banana you'll usually get.

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Photo of eric5bellies
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank from my Erdinger Weizen Glass.

A - Pours a full hazey starw golden colour with white fluffy head that retains well.

S - Strong Banana and clove here

T - Nice Banana clove and spice with some wheat detected well balanced and full of flavour.

M - Very full body with medium carbonation making for a perfect mix.

D - Top shelf Heffe right up there with Weihenstephaner and Andescher. Well worth the money.

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Photo of WhiteOak
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Dull amber/orange-yellow. Cloudy with lees. Moderate foam of coarse, soapy bubbles.

S- A lavish, alluring aroma of big clove phenols & spice, sweet caramel, fragrant soft banana, yeast, honey. Juicy Fruit gum esters, and some golden dried fruit... apricot? (My wife says clove-studded orange & hay.) There is a faint but mysterious note of woodsmoke way in the background. Very, very nice.

T- Leads with rich caramel & butter-toffee decoction mash sweetness. The mid-palate is rich with sweet peaches with honey, huge clove and over ripe banana. The finish is of yeasty bread. Thankfully, the hops are so perfectly complementary that they do not interfere with the ideal harmony of yeast & wheat. The Edel-Weisse is very seductive, and draws you in for more.

M, D- Nectar of the Gods! Eminently drinkable. A delicious pleasure, and one of my favorites among a favorite style. This hefeweizen is so substantial that it is bordering on weizenbock territory. Some beers, when revisited, do not offer the same sense of discovery and excitement as they initially did, but not the Edel-Weisse -- it is always impressive and utterly enjoyable. What a beautiful example of the fine art of brewing.

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Photo of Daniellobo
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice and rich hefeweizen.

Presentation: 500 ml. bottle. Apple green and golden classic label design around the brand text, seal, brewery ingredients and an image of fairground buildings. Back notes briefly the history of the brew. Does not show best before date although there seems to be some illegible batch number. Notes brewing according to the reinheistgebot, and displays profusely USDA Organic emblems on all labels. Notes Alc. by Vol. (10%) Poured into a tall weisse glass.

A - Medium amber hazy pour,, with an early assertive head, that does not show much retention, and poor lacing. A bit short in appearance after a very rich initial pour.

S - Complex wheat and clove aromas, and a sweet caramel hint woven back into the spices.

T - Wheaty flavor, assertive and rich, with clove notes and a spiced caramel range, a bit of banana, floral hop touches...

M - Medium body with medium-high carbonation, plenty of visible bubbles early on.

D - Good drinkability. Not so much a regular quaffer given the nice complexity but rather pleasing.

Notes: Slightly more complex than their regular offering? Rich with an organic fad in the packaging that is fair, more so with a brew this rich.

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Photo of dasenebler
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured with the obligatory wheat beer swirl, the Edel-Weisse is a rich and hazy brownish orange. The head is big and fluffy, with a nice layer retaining most of the way down.

Nose is big time phenolic, with a hugely spicy clove note.

Flavor is excellent. This is a full-flavored hefeweizen that doesn't skimp on bready maltiness. But it isn't a sweet beer. It's almost like a phenol-ester bomb. The yeastiness is completely unrestrained with this Hefe. Tons of banana, apple and clove, with an almost soapy character. But boy, is it delicious. The rich, medium-bodied mouthfeel was good, and the carbonation was spot-on effervescent for the style. The 6.2 ABV is noticeable, but only in the added "extra-hefeweizen" buzz. Goes down quite easily.

An awesome Hefe that deserves to be ranked up there with the best of the style.

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Photo of nokes
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
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 mintjellie
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yellow toned orange in colour, translucent and hazy with suspended trub. It's pillowy head is abundant and retentive, and leaves behind a patchy lace. It smells of banana and vanilla with hints of clove and orange. Rich banana and citrus flavour, clove phenols at the back of the mouth. It even has a bit of a tropical fruit quality to it. Bubblegum flavour really comes forward as it warms. Extremely mild bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium-bodied and well carbonated; bubbles are very fine. Has a very soft mouthfeel with a refreshing tartness. I find hefeweissebiers pretty tangy to begin with; the addition of a citrusy American hop variety gives that quality some amplification. Super refreshing, this is something I could see myself drinking all summer long.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange with a compact but very long lasting head. Dense swathes of lace coat most of the glass on the way down. The aroma is of tangerine, banana, cloves and bubblegum. The taste is fruity with a noticeably tart edge. Citrus and banana bread mix with clove notes and honey. The mouthfeel is luscious and creamy with tiny carbonation bubbles. The finish is malty and crisp with a nice lingering tart fruityness.

A very nice Hefe, nice balance between herbal and fruit flavors, though maybe a bit on the tart side. Still, very easy to quaff. Worth a try for sure.

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Photo of WeedKing4
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pours a dark cloudy yellow using the duvel tulip glass, and the foam was gushing as I opened this. The taste follows with some bitterness and lots of banana cloves in the finish. Goes down quite smooth and is quite refreshing. A pretty good beer overall.

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Photo of metter98
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
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 VolcomBrewer
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

In our local Grocery store, I happened to come across this ON SALE for $2.50. I had to grab it and give it a try.

Appearance: Poured nice golden-hued and hazy liquid with a nice white head of two-fingers. This head had staying power and lacing was clearly evident.

Smell: I always love the smell of Wiesenbiers to be honest. But this one was exceptional. Strong smells of banana and clove along with a nice citrus nose from the hops.

Taste: This tasted great! A great blend of Banana and clove, with a taste of fresh wheat, followed by a hint of hop bitterness...but the only thing is it was followed by an alcoholic bite. Not too harsh, but still there.

Mouthfeel: It felt dense, almost a light syrup-like feel to it. It quickly fades however and just leave a refreshing feel about the palate after consumption.

Drinkability: For a 6.2 ABV, I think the alcohol taste could have been blended a bit better here. I've certainly had others that hide this much better, but still a worthy beer.

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Photo of rfgetz
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy golden color with a big poof of prickly white head, diminishing quick and leaving abunch of sticky lacing. Smell is of biscuits, hay, banana, orange, lemon, apricot, flowers, spicing (clove and pepper)... very complex. Taste is very upfront with the floral and spice notes, developing into a blend of the grain and citrus and mellowing out into a nice biscuity flavor. Faint hints of earth at the end. Medium bodied with full carbonation, slightly drying. An excellent Hefe, one of the best ive experienced.

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Photo of ritzkiss
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500ml bottle from a recent LCBO batch, pours a murky banana/apple juice color, almost looks like silt sliding around in there. A couple fingers of pillowy head which has some good retention.

Nose is bursting with cloves up front and mellows to a banana, apple juiciness, a hint of apricot and some tropical fruit vibes going on.

Cloves out front again followed by a sharp wheat quality, banana, bubble gum, a hint of mint, dried apricots, a herbal slightly floral hopping, almost medicinal. Light drying in the finish along with something a little minerally, almost like soft water.

Lush carbonation cascades around the tongue - edgy at times. Flavor seems a little thin though. Goes down pretty easy though I can't say it's my fav. Perhaps with some food or on a hot summer day the situation would change. Good but it's not a game breaker IMO.

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Photo of vazy
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A friend picked this up for me the other day so I thought I'd give it a go.

A- a foggy caramel color with a hint of orange fill the glass will tiny black specs that sink to the bottom. Also pours a decent head.

S- Like pure cane sugar or brown sugar

T- The cloves just come forth and hit your nose. I smell some apple flavors too

M- Its kind of dense and thick but creamy too

O- A magnificent display of flavor and an overall exceptionally great beer. Maybe I'm more in love with this because its organic, but I appreciate it!

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Photo of strangemusic
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Take their Original Weisse and hit the button marked "More!" - more complex, more interesting, more of a challenge.

Pour - very cloudy gold, lots of evident carbonation.

Smell - loads of banana with apricot, orange, biscuits, lots of clove, the faintest hint of vanilla and... whoa, mango? That was unexpected! A little bit of soapiness/herbal that comes through more in the taste. (Is this a Schneider thing? Their regular Weisse has it too.)

Taste - lots of clove and spice, with orange and apricot as in the smell. A bitter herbal (minty? grassy?) twang, then sweet grapefruit, backed up by sturdy wheaty dry flavours and a long-lasting lemony/herbal tartness in the aftertaste. Complicated! Not as refreshingly tasty as other weissbiers, mostly on account of the bitterness, but a pleasure to drink.

Feel - very lush, lots of carbonation, very "full" in the mouth. Drying, almost cheek-puckering, at the end of the sip.

Drink - more of an alcohol-forward and strongly flavourful beer than the other Weissbiers I've tried, what it gives you in complexity it takes away from quaffability. Probably won't replace Weihenstephaner as my all-around favourite, but a unique and strong contender.

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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 946 ratings.
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