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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 everetends
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle I picked up at Green's off Ponce in Atlanta, GA. I am always a sucker for a good German brew, so I figured why not. Plus Schneider has yet to disappoint me. Served up in my Weihenstephaner Weizen glass.

A: Pours a pretty good looking dark yellow to light orange color. Has that really nice and deep looking Hefe look. The initial pour took on a really nice finger of clean, white head. The only bad thing is that the head has almost zero lasting power whatsoever. No lasting foam, means no lace on the glass. A redeeming factor and a pretty impressive quality this beer has is its incredible carbonation activity. I don't know if I have seen a beer with this kind of crazy and fast carbonation that just doesn't quit. I have been working this for well over half an hour, and this carbonation does not quit. Good looking brew going on in this here Weizen.

S: Holy Hefeweizen, Batman. This definitely has the hefe chops in this aroma. So much of that beautiful wheat goodness in here. Big chunks of fresh banana just pour out of this glass. The bubble gum is just all over the place. This just has that really traditional bubble gum smell that easily reminds me of some big league chew. Nice sugary goodness. Then you get some nice spicy goodness with some clove and nutmeg. At the end it pulls some tropical goodness with some pineapple and citrus. Good, God, I think I love you.

T: This beer is damned good and the flavor almost perfectly mirrors the nose. That wheat is so clean and earthy its crazy. The banana is so clean in here and just easily reminds me of fresh peeled and cut banana. The spices are a nice compliment with some subtle and tasty nutmeg and clove oomph. Tropical flavors mingle in here to jazz it up a bit with some citrusy orange and pineapple presence and just a faint touch of coconut. This all rounds out with that big time and classic bubblegum tasty goodness. Lip smacking fantastic.

M: This is medium in the body department, but it is absolutely the light side of medium. It does at times have a touch of wateriness to it that at times makes you think this could be a fault or possibly a good thing. ABV has a touch of warmth to it but no worries because it stays cool and refreshing. The carbonation is on with some huge crispy goodness. Aftertaste is all some good bubblegum tastyness.

D: As a hefe should be, this beer is very much in the drinkable category. All around this beer shines but those flavors and aromas kick ass. I can see myself keeping a few bottles of this in the house during the summer months for an easy drinking a tasty hefe. It is a nice stand up to the Weihenstephaner Hefe, and acts as a good sub for some slightly different flavors. Will buy again and absolutely enjoyed. Get some.

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Photo of superdedooperboy
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500-ml brown glass bottle poured into a half-liter Weißbier glass.

Pours a hazy deep orangeish-gold with a full, rich head of slightly off-white foam that recedes quickly to a nice fat half-finger of froth that shows superb retention, sticking around until the end, but only hanging on to the walls of the glass in a couple fat legs.

The nose is a bit subdued; only a faint spicy hop character shows through alongside a touch of clove and fruit and a little wheatiness.

Medium-bodied and nicely effervescent; mildly sweet at the onset, shifting quickly to a grainy, wheaty base that is layered in the middle with citrusy hop notes and some clove-like spiciness, the hop bitterness and yeast-derived spiciness drying things out significantly and carrying through into the finish where the wheaty malt character shows through once again and lingers, with a hint of spice, on the back of the tongue.

Refreshing but a bit heavier than most Hefeweizens and also a bit fuller in its flavor range, not being quite so dominated by the heavy banana-and-clove notes so apparent in most examples of the style. Quite interesting, though from an American perspective, and from the perspective of one who enjoyed the collaborative Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse, a bit more character from the Cascade hops would have been interesting and welcome. Still, a nice variation on the style from a respectable German brewery, something that is very refreshing indeed.

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Photo of gelasin
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of jmryan8
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigdeuce
4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a stawberry, solid hue, colour with a bunch of fuzziness, disapating the head quickly. That is where the negativity ends. Smells of banana, cloves, and a touch of whiskey. Very clovey, smells great. What a top medium bodied taste. Almost like a double-hefe (if their could be such a style)! Very malty. High clovey taste with banana and a touch of orange. One of the best BEERS, I've ever had. Will do again.

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Photo of poskok
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of McMatt7
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pottergator
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of GreyGhost4
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of J_Dub
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of lmaduells
4.57/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Whenever I like the style of this beer! With incredible quality, I think this beer is the best of this style. Balanced with just the right touch of complexity, a pleasure. Color, taste in the mouth, flavors ... what a great beer!

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Photo of pants678
3.05/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Put it in an English pint. Virtually no head, a very thin place that receded fast. It's a cloudy opaque orange, I've never seen a hefeweizen that wasn't at least translucent. Nothing gets through. It's a lighter yellowish tint at the bottom of the glass, the color change quickly at the bottom fifth.

Smells lightly of oranges with a honey overtone. I'm enticed.

The taste ain't much different, subtle but distinct. Coriander sweet and almost tart. Not at all what I expected, it's thicker with less carbonation than I've ever experienced with a hefeweizen. Orange can be a bit much, the carbonation does not provide cover, rather it pushes things along.

Rather heavy and thick, really. Should I say carbonated orange juice? Not quick that strong, but I do have to sip.

Smooth, but it ain't easy. I'd say it needs more carbonation, and an over all lighter, toned down body.

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Photo of LittleCreature
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - 2.0
Poured rather clear at first - most of the yeast was at the bottom of the class. After agitation and pouring in the last quarter, the beer has a surprisingly small white head which quickly disappeared over a murky, pale toffee coloured body.

Smell - 4.5
Very fruity on the nose, aromas of banana, toffee apple, grapefruit, clove and mixed spice.

Taste - 5.0
A rich and delicious hefeweizen with flavours of clove, banana, toasted grains, citrus, mixed spice and boozy Christmas cake. Hop bitterness is there, but all but drowned out my the spicy and fruity flavours from the yeast and malted wheat.

Mouthfeel - 4.0
Very smooth on the palate, moderately carbonated with very fine bubbles.

Drinkability - 4.0
Higher alcohol than most hefes reduces drinkability somewhat, although makes it more pleasant in the colder months.

I feel that this beer deserves a higher score, but the lackluster appearance let it down. The bottle was a couple of months within date, but I still may re-review to see if another bottle results in a prettier beer. God knows I won't complain about having to drink it again! A big beer and a must try for anyone who enjoys the style.

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Photo of obywan59
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Notes from the gift box:
"Traditionally brewed for the Octoberfest in Munich. The term 'Wiesen' in Germany means meadow, and it is a slang term for Octoberfest.
Now brewed for the first time since 1942."

Pours a cloudy orangish-brown with a near 3 finger white head. Much like the Schneider Weisse I had last night, but a bit lighter. Sediment hanging in folds in the center of the brew like veils or thin satin curtains. Never seen that before. Sediment disperses to give a uniform cloudiness.

Smells wheaty, like sweet yeasty bread. Light spice with some ripe banana.

Nicely sweet,with a light bitterness in the end. Alcohol is well hidden.

Very smooth and drying. A bite from the carbonation early, but it disappears quickly.

Highly drinkable. Very smooth. You can down it in a hurry.

It seems to have more depth than the Schneider Weisse, but there's nothing overpowering about it. I could easilly down several of these.

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Photo of shadow1961
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Georg Schneider's Weisen Edel-Weisse pours
out a rocky white head over a cloudy gold brew.
There's quite a bit of suspended particles, and
carbonation is very active. The nose is of malt,
yeast and fruit. The flavor is spicy and crisp, with
hints of citrus and ginger, with a bisquity finish.
Swirling the lees around and dumping them in
the glass for my second pour intensified the
ginger spicyness. Very flavorful and refreshing.
This is one of the better Hefe-Weizen's I've had.
Alcohol by volume 6.2%.

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Photo of Doublechar0517
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dweedlebug
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bierleichen
3.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of sfprint
3.16/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Born on 7/1/11, exp 3/1/12

Bought this one in Amsterdam, since when I bought it I had never seen it in Berlin. I have since spotted it at Ambrosetti.

A: Huge head, at the top quite creamy, underneath fairly porous. Medium dark orange, with barely visible rising carbonation.
S: The most phenol I've detected in a German beer, with that being said, its moderate, but the main smell. Some sweetness, creamy yeast.
T: Also, phenols are fairly strong, though the overall flavor (including the phenols) is relatively mild. Slight bitterness. Nothing besides the phenols really sticks out. Fairly neutral.
M: Bitter, almost no carbonation, light to medium body. Slightly to moderately astringent.
O: Average. I wish it hit my taste buds like it seems to hit everyone elses.

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Photo of TruePerception
3.38/5  rDev -17%
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 Thrasher
4.97/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Murky orange amber with a bit of a glow to it. Reasonable head but not the unbridled monster that some hefes set forth. Sweet fruity aroma, difficult to describe and impossible to resist. Like some sort of flower, but not flowery like many hops are. Velvet smooth with substantial caramel malts and refreshing wheat; bananas, bubble gum, fruit, apples, lemon, cinnamon, cloves all evident. Exquisite, hearty, evocative of fall. Despite its weighty presence, it still can appear light as a feather. Best described as balanced, my friends. This beer could be considered on the heavier end of the hefe spectrum, but so could regular Schneider Weisse. I need to do a side by side comparison to find which is bolder. At any rate this is just about perfect.

(I accompanied this with some take-out Thai/Chinese food and while the beer held up well, it deserves your undivided attention. If you absolutely must going to drink it with food, remember: a world-class beer deserves a world-class meal. Take-out's just not going to cut it.)

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Photo of changeup45
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden color, hazy with a thick fluffy head that actually does settle down a little. Nice aroma consisting of bananas, tangerines, yeast, some lemons and vanilla. The flavor, as expected, is citrusy with banana and orange coriander taking a lead role. Some yeast and bready wheat malts mixed in. Somewhat of a mild seltzer mouthfeel. Perhaps that's the carbonation or maybe I made it up :-) Crisp and refreshing. Not my favorite hefe but it is probably in my top 5.

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Photo of kayrex
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of PEBKAC
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
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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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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