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

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

Presentation: (Part of a 5 pack gift set with glass.) It was poured from a brown 500ml bottle into the Aventinus glass that came with the beer. The label on the bottle has the abv (6.2%) and a list of ingredients on the front and a description/history of the beer on the back. It also has a USDA organic seal on the front.

Appearance: The body has a yellowish tan body which is cloudy. On top of the beer sits a tall creamy white head. It fades out quickly and leaves just a small ring of foam at the edge. Lacing is minimal and slick.

Smell: Its aroma is citrusy, bready, wheat like and very fruity like over an ripe banana.

Taste/Palate: It has a good medium body with some mild bready malt sweetness and wheat tang mixed with spicy almost nutty yeast. This is all in good balance with a very light touch of citrus and spicy hops. The palate is smooth with plenty of soft carbonation to keep it easy drinking.

Notes: It has nice delicate complexity and very good drinkability. I could drink quite a few of this and not get bored.

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Photo of danieelol
3.13/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: looks very light bodied, sort of light peach/champagne colour. Kind of a spritzer. Not much lacing. 3.5

S: Bananas, bubblegum, some fruit. Bit of umami. Pleasant but smell is not overly intense. 3

T: light sort of watery taste. No alcohol perceptible. 2.5

M: They achieved the mouthfeel they were going for here- spritzy and champagne-y. 4

D: High drinkability, would go really well to refresh someone but it lacks complexity. 4

Not an unpleasant beer but it's not to my tastes.

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Photo of NODAK
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Nose is pretty strong. A lot of sweetness present, ranging from banana esters to bubble gum. There's a bit of spiciness present as well.

Pours cloudy in the glass with a dark golden color and a fairly thick head that goes down quickly.

Taste immediately has a good fruit sweetness to it; banana esters....however, not quite as sweet as I may have thought it would be from the nose. It's roughly about average for style. Clove presence is only a touch here, it doesn't come through with my oomph. A note of yeastiness is present as well. There is indeed a small hop bitterness on the backend which may not be much for normal beers, but is more than most hefe's. A little lingering banana hangs around after the swallow.

A solid hefe. Best ever?? Probably not. But you can't go wrong.

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Photo of Long813
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: LCBO

Note: Labeled: Organic Georg Schneider's etc.

A: Murky orange-green body with three fingers of white fluffy head. Retention is good and leaves great lacing.

S: Pleasant front of spice, floral, banana and cloves. Distinct yeast too.

T: Just as the aroma, spices and banana is the strongest. Hint of bubblegum mixed with a strong taste of hops (for the style).

M: Light bodied with medium-high carbonation. Leaves an interesting dry aftertaste.

D: Very nice brew here. A subtle beer with a lot of complexity. Def worth trying again.

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Photo of flipper2gv
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice burnt orange color, cloudy. Head is pure white, looks nice and frothy. Retention is simply put, phenomenal but not really good lacing.

S: What a powerful nose! Lots of dry oranges and orange zest. Apricot is also there with strong banana. Very strong spices too: cloves, pepper, cinnamon and coriander. Very sweet smell of banana cake, very strong honey and kind of bubblegum. Fantastic smell overall.

T: Light and fresh tasting brew. Pretty much the same as the brew, but less sweet and fruitier. Orange peel and banana are dominating in the taste. There is also pear in the taste for sure. The belgian type yeast is pretty strong in this too: cloves mostly as well as cinnamon, coriander and pepper. Still the taste of banana cake and bubblegum. Mineral water. Not as strong as the smell made me guess.

M: Low mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Very light and fresh feel.

D: This is an Hefeweizen, and a mighty good at that, very easy to drink.

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

Pours a hazed orange-golden colour, although the yeast sediment it very compact at the bottom of the bottle, so it takes a bit of vigorous swirling before I can encourage much yeast haze in the beer. Wen it doesn, it awkwardly settles, meaning the top is cloudy, but the bottom is still crystal clear. Odd.

By the time everything is the way it should be, the head has dissipated, although it's still solid and egg-white frothy, just only half a centimetre high. Lots of weight to the body. A decent looking hefe, but not the best I've seen.

Nose is absolutely lovely though. It's a subtle melange of banana phenols, light and brittle spicy clove and a sweetness that comes across partway between bubblegum and tinned baked beans, if you can believe there's a continuum there. All in all, some absolutely classic weizen characters, and very well integrated.

And, the story keeps rolling on, because the taste is possible the standout point. Usually the esters and spice on the nose form the lynchpin of a good hefe, but this one gives out its treasures on the palate. Smooth rounded wheat characters, sweet with fragrant banana and bubblegum through the centre, and a finish which is lightly green and organic, but in such a way that it melds very pleasantly with the wheat and weizen yeast characters - a hop bitterness, for example, would contrast too sharply with the delicate palate.

Feel is light, and the beer overall is surprisingly clean. Hefes can be bloating at times, but this manages to stay fresh and drinkable.

It's a lovely drop of beer, and a really good hefeweizen, which has Schneider at the top of their craft.

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Photo of 100floods
4.77/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This was one of the first german beers i feel in love with.

Pours a nice pale gold hue with some bubbly white head. Sounds of fizzing are accompanied by noticeable carbonation. Very fresh citrus/grass aromas are very dominant, a hint of pepper is somewhere in there or some aromatic spice. The overall aroma is very floral with a hint of yeast. It makes me feel like I'm smelling summer. Extremely crisp, grassy taste. Notes of lemon come secondary but by no means are they sublte. I'm usually indifferent to carbonation, but the amount in this beer is not only extremely present but really has an impact on its taste, too. Sweet yeast flavors are released towards the end of each sip giving the beer a nice, yet brief contrast to the floral explosion. Great beer. Period.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.18/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An orange, slightly hazy beer with a lot of carbonation and a fast fading head.

Smell is phenolic and has a strong clove smell and less ripe bananas. A fresh wheat smell.

Taste is grainy wheat with the yeast adding strong clove tastes. A small rough edge makes the beer not as smooth as I expected. The body is quite big and the mouthfeel is a little astringent. The taste makes me believe this beer has been fermented at a higher temperature.

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Photo of rmolledo
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy staw yellow with a soapy white head. Lots of uprising carbonation bubbles.

S: Peppery, Spicy, Clove aromas. subtle sweetness and banana esters. Wheat malts.

T: Spicey and peppery. Moderately sweet. fruity pear and mango accents.

MF: thick and creamy with high carbonation tingle.

D: An enjoyable fruity hefeweizen. incredible yeasty esters. Hides it's ABV fairly well.

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Photo of spinrsx
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a slightly hazy golden yellow colour with a gigantic frothy and foamy off-white head. There is lots carbonation showing, and there is some really nice lacing. The head stuck around for a long time before it dissipated.

Smell - wheat, pepper, pear/bananas(juicy fruit gum)

Taste & Mouth - I have to say; I love the mouth feel on this beer. Simply amazing - very light and bubbly yet extremely rich and smooth. I can taste pears/bananas (bubblegum flavour) and wheat. There is also some faint notes of pepper and cloves. The beer finishes with an amazing refreshing sweet and slightly bitter aftertaste.

Drink - A top notch beer that I will be stocking a supply of. Perfect for hot summer weather. Truly world class.

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Photo of Daniell
3.1/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: looks very light bodied, sort of light peach/champagne colour. Kind of a spritzer. Not much lacing. Head doesn't last quite as long as desired. 3

S: Bananas, bubblegum, some fruit. Bit of umami. Pleasant but smell is not overly intense. 3

T: light sort of watery taste. No alcohol perceptible. 2.5

M: They achieved the mouthfeel they were going for here- spritzy and champagne-y. 4

D: High drinkability, would go really well to refresh someone but it lacks complexity. 4

Not an unpleasant beer but it's not to my tastes. I'm almost kind of wondering if I got a mislabeled beer here, I've no idea why so many people are so enthusiastic about this beer. The bottle I had definitely had a weak flavour profile and there was no trace of the proported 6.2%.

I found the Original (Tap 7) far, far, far more flavourful than this beer (and it's rated lower). Which is pretty strange.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.14/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Hazy straw/golden colour at bottom with orange towards the top. One finger soapy head. Insanely carbonated. Weak head for the style.

S - Orange, lemon zest and a mild baking spice.

T - Zest at the start and finish, orange in the middle.

M - Medium body. Lot's of carbonation.

D - Good if you like it. Lacked flavour. Easy drinking but not exactly worth it.

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Photo of DeliciousSeeker
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- light amber coloring, with blonde highlights. Hazy, and about 3-4 mm of head after sitting for a couple minutes. Moderate amount of carbonation.

S- nice hops aroma, not overpowering though. Also detect some wheat like aroma, and some fruity after notes.

T- excellent flavor. The hops is balanced well with the wheat, and complements all the other flavors present. Good fruity aftertaste. No alcohol taste detected. Little bit of fizz is present, but nothing that would hinder the taste quality.

M- good body, and as I mentioned previously, a tiny amount of fizz is present.

D- most definitely a drinkable beer, and would recommend this as a good solid hefeweizen.

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Photo of Nerudamann
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look - Subdued golden hue to the color. One finger of foam that dissipates quickly. Good carbonation, and typical haziness of a hefe.

Smell - Kind of a tart, malty smell, but not heavily malty at all. Slight lemon zest to it.

Taste - slightly tart, malty quality to the taste too. Very earthy and natural, with not a whole lot of fruitiness to the taste. Kind of a darker tasting hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel - Good balance, but slightly more toward a watery texture.

Drinkability - Aftertaste isn't very lingering or wearisome at all. Could maybe be a tad more complex, but otherwise very drinkable!! Good beer, worth having and sharing with friends.

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Photo of korguy123
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Into Weizen glass.

A= Clear light amber pour, gigantic four finger fluffy white head that resembles whipped cream on apple pie. Butt load of carbonation looks more like boiling water than beer. Lacing is astounding.

S- Yeast, spices, banana, lemon zest, fresh grass.

T- Biscuity goodness, banana, mandarin oranges, lemon rind and pineapple.

M- Silky; even with all the carbonation. Juicy, clean aftertaste and very refreshing.

I could enjoy these all day long. Super glad this was recommended to me to try. Thanks liam07!

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

In this hot 2010 summer (for us anyway here in Quebec, Canada), I had to try this Hefeweizen.

Hazed yellow color with a hint of orange in the color. The head, soapy like, disappear quickly. Bummer! The aroma is fruity and spicy (cloves). Slightly citrusy. The taste is well balanced. Fruits notes with some spices. Effervescent in the mouth. So easy to drink a real thirst quencher! No bitterness is noted. A very good beer for summer days.

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

A: pours with a finger and a half off white head, body is typical cloudy dark orange
S: light malt. wheat, soft yeast banana and even lighter clove.
T: to say one thing i would not know this was organic if i hadn't read the bottle. wheat and barley malt, yeast is actually fairly light on the banana and clove, but they are there.
M: crisp medium carbo, and yet seems lightly sticky.
D: yet another i wish was a liter bottle, mellow flavors

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

The LCBO Spring Beer Release came out in full swing several months ago but was lacking one listed product, the Schneider Weisse Edel Weisse. We did finally get it in mid April, and here comes my review.

Schnieder Weisse does not ever let me down. Between the Original and the Aventinus you have two outstanding Weisse Bier examples which would be tough to beat by any foe. Also, I had had the Edel Weisse a year or so ago, and faguely remember being impressed by it as well. So needless to say, I was optimistic about this version. So whats the difference though between this and the Original?

This Edel Weisse is an organic recreation of a beer originally created for the perennial Munich Octoberfest and was featured there until 1942 when WWII destroyed the factory. It comes in the same 500ml bottles, but is 6.2% abv, up from the Original's 5.4. Miraculously though, this beer holds itself much lighter and easy drinking.

This baby deserves a cold welcome, well, by that I mean your palate deserves to enjoy it cold, somewhere around 5C (40F) as a typical Weiessebier should be served. I poured this beer gently into a tall Weisse glass to generate a good two to three inches of fluffy and airy white head. The Edel Weisse stood there after the pour in impeccable Weisse fashion - actually quite beautiful. A mountainy white head filled with bubbles rested contently on top an extremely lively opaque and hazy amber orange golden beer. Light yellow hues show through in the light, but you will not get a glimpse through this one; it is a hazy as they come, and massive amounts of carbonation rip up from everywhere helping the head last and last.

The nose is elegant and soft with smooth banana, muddled spices of clove, coriander and orange peel, light bubblegum and wheat. It is delicate and sweet - also less powerful than I was expecting. It is so far very appetizing, but lacks the zip, or aggressiveness of the Original which I do love. Soft pale malts are here in the background, and wheat is definitely noticeable.

When I went in for a taste the head started to erupt with spices and banana in my nose as it drew closer - maybe its cause some head was now actually in my nose. In either case, more rich flavors were beginning to penetrate my senses. The first thing that comes in at you is the perfectly effervescent and extremely lively quenching rush of wheat beer. It was textbook. Soothing but exciting, soft but spicy, lightly fruity, gently malty, flawlessly wheaty, and overall delicious.

Light sweet malts soon fall beneath the bubbles and meet your tongue with bread dough and soft bananas. As the beer greets your cheeks and the sides of your tongue spices like coriander, orange peel, cinnamon and cloves tickle their way though creating a succulent refreshing sensation. Soft banana is everywhere to be found, and light malts and sweet earthy wheat show impressive balance creating refreshingly smooth wiessebier.

Soft hops help create a short, sweet and lightly dry finish leaving you superbly refreshed. Overall this beer was absolutely magnificent, however I still do prefer the added aggressiveness of the Original Schnieder Weisse. This is though an amazing beer to introduce wheat beers to people. As far as I know it will not last any longer on the shelves beyond the current supply, so I'd grab a few for the summer. This beer will be so fantastic on the upcoming hot sunny days 0 treating yourself to a tall glass of one of these babies will be a worthwhile adventure.

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

Drank from a 16.9 fl. oz./500 ml bottle at Passports Restaurant, Gloucester, MA
Served in a weizen glass

The beer poured a hazy, yellow ochre color with brassy highlights. A three-finger cap of light tan mousse topped the liquid. The head quickly faded to a resilient film of froth.

Clove and bubblegum came through strong in the nose. Quite spicy and sweet. Some banana notes were noticeable as well. Crisp and slightly citric.

The taste was a bit mild initially but became more punchy as the beer warmed. Crisp and wheaty up front with some doughy malt notes. Phenolic, fruity and spicy in the center. Quite peppery. Bubblegum notes appeared as the beer opened up. The finish was lemony and somewhat tart with citrusy hop notes coming through strong.

The liquid was quite thin and watery with a medium bubbled yet surprisingly mild effervescence. This hefeweizen did not exhibit the smooth creaminess found in many better examples of the style.

This is a tasty, drinkable hefeweizen. I really like that this beer is organic and I was impressed by its use of punchy, cascade hops.

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Photo of largadeer
3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Gourmet Haus Staudt. Cloudy blond body topped by a frothy white head. Sweet, bready aroma. Banana and apple, mild spiciness. Complex palate, but sweet for the style. Banana bread, green apple, white pepper and clove wrapped in malty sweetness. Good, but a little cloying; it starts and finishes sweet. Schneider has better beers.

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

500ml bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A - Poured a cloudy deep gold with orange hues and a big bubbly cream head. Head dissipated rather quickly.

S - Bananas upfront. Then there's also some spices, bubblegum and bread.

T - Sweet malts, bananas, hint of citrus, some spices, good hop bite and barely noticeable alcohol in the finish. At 6.2% it is pretty well masked.

M - Smooth, creamy, tangy with a crisp finish.

D - Good stuff. Easy to drink. Could easily enjoy a few of these in a session.

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Photo of TheQuietMan22
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured into a half liter weizen glass. The color is a cloudy orange with a slight ruby tint. Storm clouds of sedimentation rise and fall in the middle. Three fingers of white head developed but didn't stick around for long; it dissipated to leave a bubbly lacing and ring around the edge.

Smell: The most prominent aroma is overripe banana. There's also clove spice, bubble gum, lemon zest, and dish soap, which, at first, has the potency of high-grade industrial cleaner when combined with the accompanying fruit and citrus. Schneider scented Lysol. Very odd. Thankfully, it fades as the beer warms.

Taste: It tastes true to style, but has a much tangier edge. It's almost too acidic, and I wonder if this bottle is past its prime. Overripe bananas, clove spice, bubble gum, and a lot of lemon citrus. Also, a little dish soap. I don't think I have anything to do with that. I rinsed this glass at least three times after washing it.

Drinkability: This is not my favorite hefe. It improved a lot as the beer warmed and the glass emptied, but it's a little too tangy and zesty for my weizen standard. Still, it's very flavorful. Another good offering from Schneider.

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Photo of liamt07
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into my Schneider Weiss Weizen glass, suitably. Bottle from LCBO, left at my house by some buddies the day after some shenanigans.

Pours a gorgeous golden brown into the glass, with pale and darker golden highlights throughout. Solid 3 fingers of creamy, soapy and dense head. About as good as it gets here for a hefeweisse. Aroma is immediately bananas and bubble gum, with some spice, yeast and alcohol making their way through as well. Taste doesn't exactly follow the aroma, but moreso leads you towards a lighter banana and clove flavour with some more light spicing in the background. Some lemony citrus and bubble gum finish it, with a full body and full mouthfeel. Drinkability is through the roof on this sucker, great for a warm summer day or a hot summer's eve, just like tonight. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Augustiner719
4.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a wizen glass.

Really starting to love these beers. Hefeweizens have come full circle with me. This one pours a very light yellow color that is somewhatbhazy but reallybhas a lot of bubbles. Aster shaking up the yeast and pouring Ito the glass the color got much darker. Has almost an orange honey color. Aroma is verybnice. Balanced sweet peaches and bananas with very evident corn chip aroma. Taste is so balanced and perfect. Another perfect Schneider weisse beer. Drinkability is perfect. Has that great crisp lemony finish that quenches the thirst. Really recommended.

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Photo of Reinheitsgebot71
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice green label makes me think organic right off the bat!

A massive eggshell white head crowns the hazy copper body. Some excellent retention that leaves trails of lace all the way down, were on par for the style for sure.

The nose once again takes the mean, crisp banana, bubblegum and cloves aromas with some mild lemony zest, all very effervescent.

The body is light crisp and refreshing. Pale malt flavours give a slight sweetness accompanying the usual lemony zing of the wheat.

A great thirst quencher and hallmark for the style.

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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 952 ratings.
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