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

944 Ratings
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 wahhmaster
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a Schneider Weisse weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy orange color. Has a medium-sized foamy head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing.

Smell: Smells strongly of fruits, especially lemons, oranges, and bananas. Has faint hints of cloves, spices, and yeast.

Taste: Starts bitter and yeasty. Finishes spicy with hints of bananas and oranges.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, clean, and exceedingly refreshing.

Drinkability: A great hefeweizen. Contains everything a hefeweizen needs (yeastiness, fruitiness, refreshing feel). Maybe not the best out there but certainly worth a try.

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Photo of hopsputin
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

a: cloudy, hazy golden orange color. towards the edge of the glass its a bit lighter, with a darker mass in the center and top. it poured a 2 finger solid white head, but it quickly went down to a 1/2 finger

s: ripe pears, bananas, green apple skin, tons of wheat, a hint of lemongrass, and some sweet malt

t: banana and pear upfront followed immediately by a kick from the peppery Belgian yeast spice. there is a light caramel sweetness then, followed by some of that green apple, finally a big dry crackery malt backbone. finish is slightly dry, and features a little more of the yeast

m: medium mouthfeel, with a nice carbonation level - good for the style, enough to make the lighter fruit flavors pop

o: very good. the Belgian yeast is featured a bit more prominently here than some others in the style, but thats not a bad thing. makes for a very crisp drinker that also includes some of the nice hefeweizen flavors

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

Little above your average German Hefe-Weizen...Pours a nice goldish color...Aroma's of banana and cloves on the nose... and the same can be found on the palate with citrus notes and a little lemony twang...not a regular for me (the hefe) but overall enjoyable every once in a while on a nice warm day.

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Photo of Stunner97
4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance- a cloudy golden yellow colored beer on the pour, high carbonation with lots of bubbles streaming all through the glass, lots can be seen in terms of yeast ect. in the glass, a moderate white thinning head, really beautiful bubbles can still be seen as it calms from pour, really alot going on even right from the get go of the appearance

Smell- Aromatic all around, lots strong yeast, corn, wheat, freshness, great odor, citrus hops

Taste- VERY DELICIOUS, long lasting finish and extreme balanced beer, alot of zesty wheat flavors with a definite slight citrus or lemon fruit kick, even some definite slight malts and hops balancing each other out, a complex beer in the flavor department that just tastes so very fresh and so pure impressive for sure

Mouthfeel- Light and crisp, with some carbonation but nothing crazy or over pouring,

Drinkability- I thought crazily highly of this beer, even keep in mind I am someone who in many cases have not really loved wheat beers in the past but I think this may very well be the one that has won over a new found love and respect for the style, its so fresh, so complex, and extremely refreshing, this is a beer where you can just taste and feel the purity and quality of the ingredients that must be being put into the beer, a beer I am glad I have found and will have many more times to come, give it a try I hope you will enjoy as much as I have

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

Photo of foxyaardvark27
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of baos
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml into tall glass. ORGANIC on the label

A: Hazy amber-orange with a tightly bubbled three fingered head. Lacing slides down pretty quick, but a nice look on this one.

S: Spicy wheatiness. Nice clove and pink bubble gum aromas. I love good wheat malt.

T: Cloves and pink bubblegum yumminess. This beer is one the quintessential Weisse biers for me. Yum.

M: Medium to light almost creaminess. Good for this brew.

D: I had 4 bottles at the Republican "end health care" soirée. I think I stole at least $4000 by pickpocketing.

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Photo of iKrystin
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of necoadam
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow, this is a big Hefe beer. Considering the others that can be bought, this is more heavier than the other ones on the market. Poured out a murky orange with a not so big head. Smell consisted of lots of cloves, combined with some citric notes and wheat mixed in. Taste was heavy on the cloves as well. I don't think they over did it either, they balanced this beer pretty well. The spiciness comes out at the end which is welcoming to this beer. Alcohol is a little noticable but not that much. Only complaint is that this could of used a little more carbonation to balance out the big character that this beer has. But a great hefe all around.

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Photo of kshankar
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy with a pretty decent foamy head. Retention is good, recedes at a decent pace. Color is orange

Aroma: Mostly typical hefeweizen aroma..but it has something which I haven't gotten from this style before in terms of aroma. Its slightly fruitier, I'd say, but I'm otherwise unsure as to what this slightly "puckering" aroma is.

Taste: I think that scent is honey maybe, and it adds a great touch to the wheat/clove/banana notes of a hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel: Light, creamy mouthfeel. Goes down great

Drinkability: Excellent. Tastes great, mouthfeel is great. Relatively higher ABV for a hefeweizen, but its not really that noticeable. Recommended.

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Photo of simont1
4/5  rDev -2%

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

16.9 oz. Bottle. Picked this up in Dallas. Not available here in Wichita.

Appearance: Before I got the good stuff off the bottom, this was a lightly hazy, golden beer. The amount of bead was amazing. After the sediment from the bottle was added, this beer turned a murky, golden brown. Much darker than I expected. The head was white and coarse, dissipating quickly. The huge sustained bead kept a thin layer of foam on top of the beer at all times. A light sprinkling of lace was left behind.

Smell: Typical wheat aroma, but with a little more breadiness than usual, giving it a heavy bottom end. Wheat and grasses combined with lemon, coriander, and a hint of clove.

Mouthfeel: Thin- to medium bodied and a little chewy. Lively carbonation feel in the mouth.

Taste: A little bit of wheat and grain, but not enough to compete with the citrus. This one has a definite sourness to it. A nice, thick maltiness also comes through, as well as mild spices. Everything lingers into the aftertaste, where a noticeable yeast character arises.

A good hefe with more of a sour hit than is usual for the style.

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Photo of mobrado
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of TheNakedStiletto
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of cubedbee
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light hazy orange with lots of particles visible floating around. The thin white head lasts 30 seconds before vanishing completely. Nose is dominated by cloves with delicate orange-banana fruitiness lingering in the background. Taste isn't nearly as spicey as the nose suggests---its actually a very wheaty malt taste up front with a light banana and floral hops hitting in the middle and a nice lingering clove aftertaste. Medium bodied with a high level of carbonation, this is quite a refreshing beer. I think I prefer the original, but this is a mighty fine Hefe, organic or not.

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Photo of lsummers
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Larrydoherty
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Organic and the biggest surprise is that I found this to be a world better than the original Schneider Weisse.

A- darker than the original
S- much cleaner and balanced malt smell
T- looses fruit from the original, but I actually liked that fact
M- much nicer than most weisse
D- The mouth makes makes this a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.97/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a great beer. Again my favorite brewery and I am still hooked. This is my first time to try this one. Pours a very cloudy blondish with red highlights color. The head was robust and quickly settles to a tiny island of foam. The nose is classic German Weisse, lemony citrus followed by malt then subtle hops. The taste is excellent, fruity and sweet with some very subtle bite. I think it is the 6.2% ABV that does it. Not an alcoholic taste but a moderate warm glow in the tummy. This is just damned good beer. This is the first time I have found this style from Schneider. Excellent - I would have to rate this as my second favorite from them only after Aventinus.

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Photo of kenito799
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml botle poured into a narrow chalice. Date codes present, incomprehensible to me

Golden-amber hazy brew, lots of yeasties floating. Aroma immediately differs from hefe-weizen expectations...clove is there. but floral notes as well. There is some cooked malt aroma that may indicate that this bottle is old. Not a bad smell, though.

The flavor is vibrant with lots of clove, little banana but zingy hop bitterness. Cascade hops do not overwhelm but add a nice bitter tang toteh finish. Thi beer is unusual for a hefe-weizen but very refershing and enjoyable. If this specimen is old, the bottl conditioning has allowed it to develop a slight caamelized edge that adds interest rather than being a flaw.

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Photo of mpyle
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

App - cloudy rich gold appearance. Violently effervescent (was a gusher out of my somewhat warmed bottle). Large white head, but not the creamiest or longest lasting.

Aroma - strong clove, and a slightly sweet, fruity aroma. No hop, and exceptionally clean. Almost pure yeast phenolics, with a bit of malt.

Taste - A bit bready, and clovey but not to the extent as in the aroma. Very smooth transition to a gentle, slightly sweet finish. Hop character minimal, as appropriate for the style.

MF - Medium body, and only moderate carbonation (believe let it warm too much - it really gassed out on me). The slightest hint of warming, no astringency - smooth mouthfeel as expect for a hefe.

D'ability - An unusually strong example if the 6.2% ABV is to be believed, and it is a bit maltier and richer than some examples. However, an exceptionally tasty and drinkable beer. I'm downing my 0.5L bottle far too quickly.

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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 artemh
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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

This may be the spiciest tasting wheat beer I've had (almost too much so). As I got used to it, it became more appealing. Not as dark as the hefe, and not as full bodied. Quite a blast to the taste buds, however! I've never had the non-organic version, so I can't compare. Definitely worth trying for any wheat beer fan.

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Photo of FFreak
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased cold at the Bevie, price forgotten. Pours an almost perfectly clear golden-amber, with a two finger soft and creamy white head. Aromas are of yeast, bread, spice, fruit. Taste is delicious, with fruit (what others describe as banana - but I just don't get that) and spice, malty sweetness, and low bitterness. Mouth is just right, medium body, soft and creamy, perfect carbonation. Overall, an excellent wheat beer - on par with Vitus.

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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 944 ratings.
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