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%
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
82
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 946 |  Reviews: 554
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4/5  rDev -2%

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

Reviewed December 15, 2011. Poured a 500 mL bottle into a Weizen glass.

A: Poured a solid one fingered head. The color is a nice cloudy Fulvous brown with some moderate carbonation rising to the top. The carbonation rises throughout, but sadly no lace.

S: Strong cloves and a moderate smell of bananas rises to the top. Grass notes do appear, but it has an odd wine like smell. This is definitely a Hefeweizen that offers a lot, but I'm not sure how well it will blend together.

T: A sour taste with a mix of cloves is what I first took in. Grass notes are definitely present, slight citrus comes, and an odd smokiness comes in.

M: Feels above moderately carbonated and the body feels moderate in consistency.

O: I honestly have not fallen in love with sours, wheat quality, yet in my beer tasting life. From what I've seen it's the more experienced tasters that enjoy a sour.
I think for wheat beers I think I need to for the right moment for it rather than most other beers where they fit most occasions.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of olimpia84
3.16/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served the 16.9 oz bottle into a Weizen glass.

A: strong cloudy amber body with an elegant three finger foamy white head with good retention. Carbonation visible in the body. Good lacing surprisingly for a Hefeweizen.

S: very strong sweet malty and wheaty aroma that includes banana cloves, cinnamon and spices.

T: faint presence of wheat and banana frutiness. Falls a bit short in comparison with other Hefes...feels almost like a 'light' version.

M: light to medium body. Carbonation is extremely high and offensive.

O: as stated before this beer falls a bit short when compared to others of the same style. Overall it feels a little bit weak and the high carbonation gets in the way of enjoying this one.

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3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: Beertopia, Omaha, NE
Date: "13.098 191212"
Glass: Weihenstephan weizen glass

A sweet (light caramel, toasted bread), phenolic and yeast-forward hefeweizen that is enjoyable and well-made, but one must not be seeking the banana esters found in other versions of the style, else court disappointment. Good, one I'd seek out again if desiring this flavor combination.

Pours a 2cm tall head of off-white foam, comprised of small and medium-sized bubbles, resulting in a slightly frothy to soapy appearance. Retention is good, the foam lasting about 1.5 minutes before fading to a thin (0.2cm) cap atop the body of the beer. Lacing is modest, with a small scattering of lines and dots clinging to the walls of the glass. Body is dirty orange-brown, with light bringing out golden brown hues. Carbonation visible through the nearly opaque (95% opacity) body, medium-high in number and activity.

Aroma of hearty yeast, spicy phenols, toasted grain and light caramel sweetness, light banana ester.

Overall flavor is of malt sweetness with spicy phenols, yeast, and a modest background of light caramel and lightly toasted bread. Front of palate tastes light caramel sweetness, lightly toasted bread, sharp and spicy phenols, and a bit of yeast. Mid-palate of spicy phenols, toasted grain and bread, light caramel sweetness, lemon citrus, and minimal banana ester. Back of palate experiences spicy phenols, yeast, with a background of toasted bread and light caramel sweetness. Aftertaste of lingering spicy phenols and slight bitterness with toasted grain and bread in the background.

Beer is medium-bodied, with carbonation of medium-low intensity, resulting in a softly foamy (1/2) and otherwise smooth (1/2) mouthfeel that compements the beer well and is within guidelines for the style; still could have a bit more carbonation and benefit from it. Closes semi-dry, with light stickiness clinging to the palate.

Bottle purchased from Beertopia in Omaha, NE.
No clear bottled on date.
Poured into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass.

Pours a fairly large, thick head composed of small and medium-sized bubbles, creating a creamy looking effect. Carbonation appears to be fairly aggressive, though somewhat masked by the opaque character that's due to the unfiltered preparation of the beer. Body color is darkly burnt orange or brown when away from light, quite dark compared to most others I've had in the style, and a watery brown when held up to a light source. As the head descends over the course of a few minutes, reaching a ring around the glass with some islands, it leaves just a bit of lacing along the sides of the glass.

The aroma is dominated by the malt and grain base/character. The beer from this bottle seriously smells like a whole grain breakfast cereal. Some detectable quantities of clove/coriander and slight banana. I seem to be missing several components others are claiming.

Taste is similar to smell, with being very close to Crispix. There's a slight sharpness from what I'd think to be phenols (clove), but most else is drowned out by the grain. While I find this pleasant, it's not what I was expecting at all.

Beer is medium-bodied, with carbonation level high enough that this moves pleasantly along on the palate while sampling. Finish is pleasantly semi-dry, inviting the next sip.

While I enjoyed drinking this, I'm not sure that it's a "top 5 wheat beer," as the heavy cereal flavor is definitely quite different from traditional hefeweizens. Regarding the other components of this beer that I'm missing, maybe I bought an old bottle. Something to try again at a later date and see if my thoughts change.

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of ReelBigwigFish
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into weizen glass

A: Very cloudy with color ranging from deep gold to pale straw around edges of glass. Thick fluffy white head.

S: Pronounced banana and grainy malt aroma. Grassy European hops, lemon peel, clove, coriander.

T: Raw wheat malt, clove, pepper, and other spices are more noticeable in the taste. Mild grassy hop, some funky yeast, and a bit of banana; not nearly as strong as in the nose however. The alcohol is slightly warming, not very intense, but definitely more so than most weiss-beers.

M: Prickly carbonation that gives way to a full creamy mouthfeel. Delicate and refreshing finish.

O: Delicious and bold hefeweizen. This had more hop than any other German Hefeweizen I've tried thus far. Looking forward to my second bottle that was brought to me from afar.

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle into a large weizen glass.

Appearance: Expectedly cloudy, with a nice foamy froth and plenty of lacing. Deep gold bordering orange in color.

Smell: Hay, noble hop flowers with grassy notes. Yeast driven.

Taste: Dark breads, herbal hopping, and a banana like fruityness. A touch of citrus oil, and even bitterness. Ample flavor, authentic at that.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, crisp, clean, very drinkable brew.

Overall: A great beer. The bottle proclaims this was a special original recipe brew for an Oktoberfest, the last year before the brewery was bombed, in WWII. Its a very good thing this recipe surivived.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of bobhits
3.08/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

As far as German beers go Hefs are so standard that everyone knows what to expect. So what makes this one different?

Well, there is a significant hop flavor here, that isn't to say this is hoppy but they interrupt the normal showcase of yeast and malt. The nose is cleaner and lacks as much bananas and sweetness. The body is perhaps over carbonated and not giving off that sweet creamy effect.

Bottom line is this is a good beer, but it comes off a touch off the style and a bit less than enjoyable.

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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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