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 | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-09-2001

BEER STATS
Reviews:
543
Ratings:
913
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
14.22%
 
 
Wants:
78
Gots:
75
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Sammy
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Malt, citrus hops, spice. Nice balance for its style, unique wheat. Grainly, prickly carbonation. Bittersweet lemony finish. Cloves, ginger, apple, banana. Medium mouthfeel and interesting aroma. Stronger yeast than expected from a wheat, though fruity. Alcohol warming.

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Photo of Suds
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on a Sunday afternoon, watching football. This beer pours cloudy, with a straw-yellow color. The head is white, thick and clingy. Fantastic aroma: oranges, apples, banana, clove, black-pepper, hops and yeast. It’s the kind of refreshing, spritzy, fun aroma that I look for in Hefe-Weiszens. Full and fairly smooth mouthfeel….the carbonation can be sensed, but the beer still feels very creamy and soft. Nice wheat and malt flavors in the taste…it’s sweet, but still very refreshing. A nice, spicy hop finish helps. This one is solidly satisfying. I’d like to try the regular version of this brew.

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Photo of KroMagnon
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured this with an extra bottle-swirl to collect the yeast; thus the color was a cloudy yellow-orange which is fine, but the head dissipated much more rapidly than expected for a wheat beer. The aroma was also a little underwhelming, with some fruit and banana and a little phenolic spicy (notes of vanilla and clove) but it could have been bigger. The taste, though, is very good, with more hints of vanilla and caramel on top of a dry beery base with enough hops to balance and a slight tartness that compliments the other flavors without dominating or distracting. The mouthfeel is creamy and rich and overall this is a very drinkable beer. I like this alot; in retrospect what I perceive as a 'weaker' weizen aroma may be due more to my expectations than any flaws in this beer, but try one for yourself and see if I'm right or not.

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Photo of Naerhu
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Deep semi-opaque body, with a pure white fluffy head.
Spicy wheaty smoky corriander clovey nose.
Huge spice on the palate, a tad too spicy to get perfect marks. No bitterness, but a lovely yeasty-ness and zestyness.
Thin mouthfeel, this is the achilles heel of the beer.
I love this stuff.

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

550 ml brown bottle.

Semi-creamy 1/2" white head that fades a bit to a stable, pretty thick sheet that doesn't budge. Chunks of sediment throughout the weizen glass. Some dense lacing with slightly above average strength. Two-toned in color: cloudy, golden at the bottom, cloudy burnt orange at the top.

Bold spiciness; corriander and pepper. A moderate wheat driven aroma with a touch of diacetyl.

Moderate toasted grain flavor; very clean and warming. A peppery spice not nearly as strong as its aroma that compliments the wheat/toasted grain flavors. Moderate carbonation cuts through this weizen's flavors and adds a slight butterscotch character. Well rounded and balanced in terms of flavor. A great tasting organic Weizen!

A shade lighter than medium bodied; Coats the palate well, with a wonderfully mild amount of carbonation.

A highly drinkable ale that's light and refreshing. Probably would be a great drinking summer hefe-weizen, but I'm happy to drink this throughout the year. This is one I'm definitely going back to.

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Photo of clvand0
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a cloudy orange color with a medium head that takes a little while to die off and leaves a tiny bit of lacing on the glass. The aroma is very fruity and has a certain spiciness. Very odd aroma, but I like it. The flavor is very spicy with a nice fruity (apple, maybe banana) character. Nice amount of wheat malt as well. Full bodied for a wheat beer. Very drinkable. Although it is extremely odd, I really enjoyed this beer.

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

Half-liter bottle, in appropriate glass:

Appearance: Small head for a weizen. Very cloudy straw color.

Aroma: Tart fruity aroma, somewhat spicy.

Flavor/Body: Lots of clove-like spice. Fruitiness tends towards apple-like, with a touch of grapefruit citrus flavor. Earthy finish. Good wheat flavor, with a touch of alcoholic sweetness at the end. Carbonation is low compared to many weizens.

Good, interesting beer, complex and tasty.

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

poured a straw/golden, nice sudsy head that shrunk, but retained a slight head all the way through, banana and spice nose, crisp banana, and spice taste with mild hop bite, well carbonated crisp feel, drinkability is excellent, although, I like wheats with a bit less spice, very good though!

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Photo of revdrjbob
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy/yeasty gold orange, with a dense white head, that clung to the sides of the glass. Little aroma, slight spice, clove, but a huge spicey, banana, clovey, wheaty, wheaty, flavour. Yummo. Finished off with a lingering sweet candied banana flavour, ending dry. Very good.

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

Murky orange.

Subtle, attractive aroma of banana peel, orange and deep clove along with an unexpected spicyness.

Hoppier, bigger in body, drier and more complex than the standard Schneider Weisse. Appealing, solid range of flavors including clove, vanilla, banana and quite a few citrusy fruits. The yeast pour brings delicate mustiness, less fruitiness and more vanilla.

Lovely.

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Photo of canucklehead
4.85/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This looks like almost every other Hefe albiet a little more orange hued but this is a beer to really define the style. This is big citrus and banana esters with a refined and big backbone. Hands down the best Hefe I have ever had and I must say one of the best beers I have tasted. Smooth, refreshing, complex yet challenging, this beer shows why Germany is still one of the great beer nations on the planet.

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

Pours out to a clear dark golden, forming a rocky white head with awesome retention and lacing. Carbonation is moderately strong. Aroma is filled to the brim with just-ripe bananas and cloves, delicate floral German noble hops, and a sprinkle of yeast. Mouthfeel is powdery and zingy with a medium body. The taste is an echo of the aroma, however there is a certain malt-dominance compared to other Hefe-Weizens and leaves a light residual sweetness that emphasizes the bananas and cloves. The body is more dense than typical weizens. There is a slight breeze of alcohol that whips through the beer, and it leaves a lightly dry mouthfeel in the finish. Bitterness is low and it's dangerously drinkable despite it's 6.2% ABV. Adding the yeast dresses it up and smooths it out. As it warms, the malts really flex their muscle and it takes on a touch of apple juice flavor.

A hefe-weizen on steroids and muscle relaxants...a lion and a lamb. This is a seriously good brew good for those days when you don't want a typical light hefe-weizen or a chewy Aventinus...preferring something in-between. Yummy...Me likey! Recommended!

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Photo of kmpitz2
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lets see what we have here. The beer pours a nice light golden color that becomes a darker hazy gold with the addition of the sediment. The head is about 2-3 fingers high, but falls to about an eigth of an inch covering the beer. There is a lot going on in the nose. I'm getting some sourdough bread dough first with the banana taking a back seat to that. There is also a sharpness that reminds me of citrus, but not a particular fruit. After letting the beer warm up, the malts are just overpowering and smell awesome, bumping up my initial score. Wow. I have not had a beer like this before. As in the nose, the banana flavor takes a back seat to the grain. There is a flavor on the front of my tongue that I can't place. This beer has a sour quality that adds a bit to the banana flavor and the creamy texture. It is very well balanced and a treat. This beer has a nice thickness. This is a nice beer to have on the porch in the summer heat. I will want to revisit it in a year or two and see what my tongue tells me.

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Photo of SilentSabre
4.67/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This stuff just screams summer brew. Very light and effervecent. The spicy banana smell will nearly knock you down! Amazing! Tons of spice, banana, clove, yeast, and bread in the smell and taste. This stuff is fantastic. You'd never know this stuff is 6.2% abv. It's very easy to drink. Definately a good hot weather brew.

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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 BierManVA
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Although quite similar to the original Edel-Weisse, this Hefe is just different enough to be noticeable. And those differences are mostly quite good.

The blend of Hallertau and Cascade hops give this bier a bit mor bite and hoppier finish than the orig. The aroma is also very nice and dry. There did seem to be little less carbonation than you would typically find in a Schneider product, but that's about it fo negatives.

This is yet another example of a finely crafted bier form G. Schneider & Sohn.

Prost!

John

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Photo of scottum
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a slightly cloudy straw color with a bright white head. Tastes nice... oh so nice! Maybe amoung the best brews of the style I've ever sampled. This is a spicey complex brew that is not like all the other wheat beers out there. The fact that this one is organc really makes my mouth melt. I'm enjoying it, you should go out and enjoy this one too if you can find it.

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

pours a nice cloudy yellow with a moderate pillowy head that softenes after a while, but still remains. lots of chunky crap (i.e. yeast) floating about in the glass. the smell is really nice, and quite near perfect for a hefe: lemon citrusy, some hops and wheat and a touch of spice. nice. the taste is really outstanding for a hefe and great as a summer brew. citrus lemon, cream, and wheat are present all around. juicy and refreshing. very flavourful. i would have jacked the carbonation up a bit on this one, but other than that, it's quite smooth. this brew was surprisingly enjoyable and i'd be happy to sample it again, especially in the warm summer months.

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Photo of Beastdog75
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the USDA certified organic version of Schneider's Wiesen Edel-Weisse. It still has the same eye-catching lime green label color, but the layout of the label itself is slightly different (the carnival scene is much smaller than the one on the regular version). This label also has an ingredient list, whereas the non-organic version lacked one. I thought I would give this one a try, and see if it was any different than the non-organic version. Surprisingly, I thought there were enough flavor differences, and in the end I actually prefer this one.

This brew at first pours a light gold color that is slightly hazy. That changes when the yeast is added, which makes the brew go from slightly hazy to very cloudy. A thin head forms and lasts for around 1 minute. The aroma was of your typical hefeweizen, spices and cloves, with the addition of banana and some citrus. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated and smooth: very good for the style. The brew hits the tastebuds like a normal hefe at first, because the spice/clove flavors immediately jump out at you. A nice mix of flavors come out, including some ripe fruity flavors of banana, apple, pear, and some cinnamon too. One of the ingredients on the label read "organic Cascade hops" and they are indeed here, lending a mellow but still noticable citric twang to the beer, and lending some dryness in the finish too (organic Hallertauers are here too). This is not quite as sweet as the non-organic, and has a definite raw and earthy quality (probably helped out by the hops and some of the wheaty flavors in the brew). Aftertaste has some dryness, spiciness, and flavors of ripe fruits (bananas and pears). The brew concludes with a little alcoholic warmth.

This is a nice hefeweizen. I felt it was more complex than its non-organic sibling. Very enjoyable. A good beer to contemplate during a hot summer day.

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Photo of Sixpack595
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I love summer. Perfect excuse to drink every wiesen I can get my hands on. Coudy golden yellow with a thick cap of white foam that lasts to the (not at all) bitter end. Yeasty aroma ripe with bannana and citrus fruit. Great taste with spicy, fruity notes of a malty base. Great beer if somewhat thin in the mouthfeel.

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Photo of BeerBuilder
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a hazy golden color with a creamy white head. The aroma is malty and spicy, with a bit of fruitiness. The flavor is bready and malty, with a spicy hop flavor. It is a very easy drinking beer, that is light-medium in body. A good summer refresher.

Sampled 3/6/04

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Photo of Boilermaker88
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presented in a 500ml bottle like the one in the picture. Had a cloudy ripe apricot color atop of which perched a tall off-white head that slowly diminished down to a thin layer. Column upon column of bubbles formed strings to the surface to stoke the head.
The nose had all the typical hefeweizen aromas - yeasty, doughy malt, bananas, cloves - with a bit of a twist. A citrusy tropical fruit aroma came through along with another spice I couldn't quite place. It actually smelled hoppy.
The taste confirmed my suspicions. In addition to the usual wheaty grain flavor and yeasty breadiness, plus the clove-and-bananas flavor (though the bubblegum taste was absent), I picked up the mild flavors of pineapples, oranges and limes. The spice I couldn't quite figure out in the nose turned out to be a dash of white pepper. As each taste hit the back of my tongue a noticeable hops bite hit my tastebuds, resulting in a surprisingly hoppy finish for a hefeweizen. The feel was medium/light, well-carbonated and spritzy.
This was an interesting, unusual take on the standard German hefeweizen. It was quite easily drinkable and that quirky added hoppiness was a pleasant, if unorthodox, departure from the norm.

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

Pours a cloudy orange-gold topped with a one finger white head, leaves full rings of lace.
Very floral aroma, banana, wheat, citrus zest.
Taste is typical hefe weizen banana and clove, but also has a floral note. Lemon comes out as it warms.
Medium-bodied, tart and refreshing.

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