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

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944 Ratings
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:
944
Reviews:
553
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
10.78%
 
 
Wants:
80
Gots:
81
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 944 |  Reviews: 553
Photo of EdgarGerik
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 123321123321
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of morrowd3
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skellbop
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lunruj
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy, golden - light-amber color, nice head, some bits of yeast. The aroma is dominantly bready, some citruses, banana and cloves. The taste is quite sweet moderate-low bitterness, higher, than it's typical for a Weizen. Quite full body. Noticable alcohol notes. High carbonation but not high for the style. Pretty drinkable so beware of its 6,2 % ABV. An interesting piece that is somewhere between classical German Weizen and American wheat. (I would say more close to the German style.)

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Photo of safaricook
3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This currently called Tap4: Meine Festweisse, but seems to be the same beer
Very fine bubbled thick and long lasting white head. Body is murky orange
In the beginning I get mainly Cascade hops. Later the typical Schneider yeast shines through: banana and clove.
Taste yeasty and malt sweet with some caramell from darker malts. Bitterness is stronger than in their more standard offerings and there is some grapefruit there as well, which I find not in harmony with the rest.
Creamy yeast good carbonation
Nice offering that may appeal to some

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Photo of chrishiker1409
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.62/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of goalie35
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blwissler
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mytu420
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BaileyMitch
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 911CROFT
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into a Schneider Weisse branded weizen glass. Paid £3.00 for a single bottle.

Pours a very attractive, hazy, golden orange coloured body with some streaming carbonation observed and more becoming visible when held to the light. A tall, foamy, three-finger in height, bone-white head with excellent retention slowly reduces to dense cap that leaves thick, random clumps of sticky lace on the glass.

The subtle nose leads initially with equally light banana and clove yeast characters. Underneath, traces of bready malted wheat and a general light hop bitterness become apparent in the background. Taste follows almost exactly. Together, delicate banana esters and clove-like phenols lead upfront, before fading slightly to reveal a soft, bready wheat backbone around the mid-palate. Clove and peppery spices resurface towards the finish, building in combination with slightly assertive hop bitterness to surpass lingering banana and faint malt sweetness. In the mouth a medium to full body and carbonation slightly lacking for the style give a smooth and reasonably crisp feel, despite being a little filling. Clove spices and light hop bitterness linger for a short while in the aftertaste, alongside some perceptible alcohol to finish quick, clean and dry on the palate.

Overall this is a very good but slightly underwhelming beer. To my tastes the yeast characters are fractionally muted, and at 6.2% ABV the heavy body coupled with modest, but still easily perceptible alcohol reduces drinkability to just one or two in a sitting. It remains a well-crafted and very enjoyable beer, especially if you’re sold on choosing organic, but I am not. Given the choice I see no real reason to regularly switch from the cheaper, more flavourful and easily accessible Tap 7 offering.

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Photo of RABouffard
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Basically a wonderful hefewiezen, except with a pleasent IPA-like hop charecter. One of my favorite beers that I have had on my trip to Europe. It feels good to taste hops again.

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Photo of DucksFan16
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

06/11/2016

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This pours a dark golden / amber color with a thin white head that quickly dissipates. The smell is of wheat and faintly of banana. The flavor is not at all what I expected based on the fairly standard hefe smell. It has the standard wheat and banana flavors, but they are fairly subdued. There is some pretty good spiciness also that isn’t so subdued. The initial mouthfeel is kind of tingly from some aggressive carbonation and dry like you are drinking some kind of wheat champagne. There is a yeasty flavor that is pretty strong and there is a spicy clove snap at the end. The finish is dry and clean and leaves almost no aftertaste beyond a very faint hint of wheat and a dryness of the mouth. It is almost as if you haven’t just drank anything at all. It is very crisp, but the flavors are just too subdued to be really great. I’m also not too crazy about how dry it is. Definitely an interesting beer and not what I’m used to in a German beer at all, but I would prefer many of their other elite beers.

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Photo of cmurkar
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy amber and gold. Head was about 1 1/2 inches of white foam, and disappeared pretty quickly. Little bit of yeast sediment on the bottom of the glass. Smell is sweet, like baked bread and caramel. You can definitely smell the wheat on this one. Taste is mostly malt with a nice banana and clove. The yeast follows through after a few sips. Little heavy on the feel, with slight carbonation and creamy texture.

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Photo of headlessparrot
3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I enjoy this entry from Schneider Weisse, but I'll be honest: it's simply not as good as their other offerings, including their standard "hefe". As someone who gives zero shits about "organic" certification, that means there's little incentive to choosing this over a long list of other German hefes.

Hits the marks of the style: banana, clove, wheat flakes; cloudy, turbid yellow. Less head than I expect from the style, thick-ish body, middle-of-the-road carbonation. Arguably more of a hop presence than others of the style (hops of a Germanic, herbal sort).

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Photo of NeoClassicist
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bhaugh20
3.45/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aufie
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pathman
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

5/15/16

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Photo of SlobbeD
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Weisen Edel-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.08 out of 5 based on 944 ratings.
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