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
Germany | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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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.


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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.



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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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Photo of moulefrite
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep hazy gold, with specks o-plenty! The head is generous and the stick moderately so. Aromas run deep with spice and citrus prevailing-loads of banana and clove, with the banana rather ripe. In the mouth the beer is full bodied for a wheat, and coats the palate as well as cleanses it. A big chewy, anteseptic mouthfull with the usual characters-especially the bubblegum one! Again clove and banana take the stage. This is a bit over the top-while still delicious, and i would have to rate the drinkability a tad lower than good, as it is a beer I would have only one of and move on.

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Photo of jahred
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very cloudy. dark yellow color with a thick white head. There's a ton of yeast at the bottom of the beer, which I swirled in.

The scent isn't too strong, just slightly of crisp wheat. The tasty is quite spicy, though not just from the clove-like taste that I'm used to in such beers. It's spicy wheat up front, with more spice and bubblegum-esters in the back.

As the beers warms, I start to notice some cirtus notes - pineapple and orange, which get more and more pleasant. The beer is quite easy to drink and has a nice body, though I managed to pour a bit tooo much yeast into my beer (I like the stuff, but this was going overboard). Refreshing.

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Photo of PatandDavid
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've had this many times at Anam Cara, finally decided to do a review. I am not a fan of this beer style at all, but being an active member of BA means that with repeated exposure comes curiosity...I find that the more one learns about different beers and appreciating different styles, one can learn to appreciate many more styles than they would think! For me to even want to order this style of beer is a change. But enough about life-transforming things, let's go. Anam Cara does this beer proud...they only serve it in authentic white tall Edel-Weiss glasses. I am pretty sure the color is a dusky cloudy medium yellow, at least that's the way it looks when peering down into the glass. Lovely white billowy head soon dissipates. This has about the freshest clove meets banana aroma going on, but what I like with this one is that neither dominates, and also that the aroma is mingled and slightly diffused. Smooth medium bodied mouthfeel, that is slightly sweet. You ride the malt with this one, and it's a delicate one. Good all around, I would definitely recommend this one to folks who like me, do not regularly go for this style.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This hefe is well carbonated, lightly hazy, bright-deep-gold color without the yeast in the glass. The head is off white. Clove dominates the aroma, and there is a hint of banana as well as a bit of grain and a hint of astringency. The taste is fruity, clove-like, spicy, sharp, effervescent, slightly acidic, and a bit sweet. The carbonation is tingly and there is an astringent note in the finish. This is a tasty Hefeweizen. I like the spicy notes that are found here. A very refreshing summer quaffer.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Half litre brown glass bottle. The obverse label has a green background which has a sepia picture of the old Munich Oktoberfest, after which this beer is dedicated. The reverse label explains the history in greater detail. Labeled as, ‘Schneider Weisse Hefe-Weizen, Ale’ above the sepia picture, whilst below it says ‘Georg Schneider’s Wiesen Edel-Weisse’. Brewed in accordance with the Reinheitsgebot with a Best Before Date of ‘03-211 1-2’ whatever the himmel that means.

Appearance: An intensely cloudy lemon meringue haze mixed with a fused barley like hefe-weizen body sits underneath an intense white blanket covering. The head is smooth soft, pillowy and deep, yet it slowly settles to a ¼” thick head covering. Some nice lacing but minimal carbonation.

Nose: Sweet luscious fruity nose that positively leaps out of the Glass. Yeast, barley, fresh bread, cloves, bananas and a deep inviting Hefe- aroma that entices the imbiber to sniff more.

Taste: This was absolutely gorgeous. Thick and full of yeasty fresh white bread, spicy malts, cloves and spices all mixed with mushy bananas, wheat and barley. Damn this is a heavyweight Hefe that really delivers the goods.

Mouthfeel: This Hefe- has some serious muscle, power and flex. If Hoegaarden is a Flat Four, and Aventinus is a V6, then this is a V8. It is quite something, a Hefe on steroids pumped with Nitrous. Very fulfilling.

Drinkability: Donner und Blitzen!!! Get me another one Franz and tell Helmut to put that Spaten down, we’re drinking Schneider Weisse tonight!

Overall: This is bloody good; fruity, wheaty and impressive as well as very drinkable. This is a classy Hefe.

Highly Recommended.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Weisen Edel-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
91 out of 100 based on 543 ratings.
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