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

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Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Wiesen Edel-WeisseSchneider Weisse Tap 4 Wiesen 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 and Tap 4 - Meine Festweisse

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-09-2001

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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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Photo of dave8910
5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of banjofred101
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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4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly cloudy honey gold color with tremendous carbonation and a massively thick three fingered head, looks absolutely in awesome sitting the Weiss glass.

S - Bready, wheaty, coriander, spices, cloves, doughy, and some banana/fruitiness. The bottle has been sitting for awhile so some of the aroma isn't as invitingly pungent as others I've had in the past.

T - Mimics the nose with a spicey, bready malt body full of cloves, some bananas, and slight peppery floral character with a few lemons added in. Hops lay low in the background and let the malt shine through in a refreshing way.

M - Medium chewy body, sprightly and crisp carbonation on the tongue, finishes with a nice bready clove finish.

O - This is another outstanding Weiss Beer from Schneider and has been a long time favorite. This beer is as solid as it gets and such a great representation of this style.

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3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy golden tan topped with an off white head. The head fades quickly to a ring and leaves a little spotty lace on the glass.

S- Hints of banana, clove, citrus, and spice.

T- Slightly bitter character right away, but not from hops, hints of clove and banana balance things out. Slight medicinal quality at the middle and the finish is a wash of dry citrus notes and a biscuit aftertaste.

M- Medium in body and ample carbonation. Finish is clean and dry.

O- Decent beer, not my favorite Hefe but not at the bottom of my list either. The 6.2% ABV shows up a little as this warms but it doesn’t detract from the taste.

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

Tasted On: 10-01-2011
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 500ml brown bottle
Glassware: Aventinus weizen glass
Purchased: Single from Midtown, Nashville

The label has a story of how this beer was brewed to commemorate the participation of Georg Schneider in the annual Munich Oktoberfest, before their brewery in Munich was destroyed.

A: Color is dark gold or orange, with a hazy clarity. A good amount of bubbles are seen. The head is 3 fingers high, with a fair amount of lacing and retention.

S: Crisp and traditional hefeweizen aromas of bananas and wheat malts, with some sweetness and floral hop notes. Also has some grape and wine like aromas.

T: Clove and bananas from the yeast, with a nice citrus character of lemon and oranges. As in the aroma, there's a bit of a wine-like grape taste, along with some peppery spices.

M: Mouthfeel is creamy on a light to medium body. The finish is semi-sweet and fruity.

O: Its not a Märzen lager as in the Oktoberfest tradition, but I enjoyed this hefeweizen on a crisp cool night. Overall very good and recommended if you're a fan of wheat ales.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Organic Hefeweizen Brewed with Cascade Hops
How had I not tried this before?
Split with Saramisu
6oz->Unstemmed Wine Glass
A ~ Pours a rich & cloudy/hazy/murky mix of Beige & Yellow-Orange. Great head retention & lacing to style.

S ~ Aromatic yeast & fresh grains through & through. Bit of bright citrus. Great Aromas here.

T ~ More grains specifically Wheat..Strong Yeast flavors lending mild banana bread, banana peel, & bubblegum. Hops lend notes of Citrus (lemon peel & orange) & Prairie Grass. There's a delicate touch of white pepper & apricot on the finish.
Upon warming, more malts come out & hops become a little more bitter & aromatic, bringing even more balance to very complex yeast notes.

M ~ Great balance of German yeast with American Hops. A complex flavor profile, constructed very fluidly. Simply enjoyable.

D ~ Simply a great beer. Very good beer from a very good & very consistent company. Should be easy to seek out & very affordable. Cheers.

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

A slightly beefed up German Hefeweizen, and it's organic too! This was my first selection at the 2011 Choctaw Oktoberfest, and it was a great apertif to the smoked German wieners I would be eating later in the evening.

Wheat forms a solid malt base for the mostly clove-like yeast-derived flavors. Banana, smoke, and vanilla fall to the background and a surprisingly firm spicy hoppiness almost manages to overcome the heavy wheat and yeastiness.

Perfectly hazy and gold with an orange tinge and the soft, fluffy head associated with high percentages of wheat.

Perhaps one of the more overlooked beers in the style. I should drink this more often.

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3.16/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Born on 7/1/11, exp 3/1/12

Bought this one in Amsterdam, since when I bought it I had never seen it in Berlin. I have since spotted it at Ambrosetti.

A: Huge head, at the top quite creamy, underneath fairly porous. Medium dark orange, with barely visible rising carbonation.
S: The most phenol I've detected in a German beer, with that being said, its moderate, but the main smell. Some sweetness, creamy yeast.
T: Also, phenols are fairly strong, though the overall flavor (including the phenols) is relatively mild. Slight bitterness. Nothing besides the phenols really sticks out. Fairly neutral.
M: Bitter, almost no carbonation, light to medium body. Slightly to moderately astringent.
O: Average. I wish it hit my taste buds like it seems to hit everyone elses.

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Photo of NV9
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Very nice looking beer, 2 finger head that stayed around for a while, almost clear at the bottom of the glass more cloudy as it builds towards the top. Some lacing after the head finally dissipated.

Clove smell hits first, with a malty aroma mixed in as well. Slight orange smell but faint.

Dry citrus taste, with the clove from the smell coming through as well. Some slight bibblegum taste as well.

Full taste with strong carbonation in combination with dryness that takes away a little bit from the mouthfeel IMO. Otherwise, a sweet tasting nicefinish.

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

Had a bottle tonight at Porter Cafe in WR. Served in a Schneider Wiesen stemmed glass. Light orange in color. Slight thin white head. The glass just made the beer look damn good. Smell was of bananas and clove. Taste was really nice, with loads of spice and bubble gum flavors. The only knock I have against this beer would be the mouthfeel. While its not watery, I would have loved to have seen a bit more malt to lend some extra body to the beer. Also, the abv is a bit high for a hefe, but who is complaining? A great tasting beer from a brewery that never lets me down.

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Photo of Rijtjeshuis
3.43/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

served in weizen glass.

Look (4/5) - pours an extremely pale gold, about 4*SRM. It is a bit too clear for the style. Head is ideal: large, white, and fluffy.

Smell (3.5/5) - The smell is a bit more tart and sharper that many other hefes. The banana-clove balance is good and there some light fruit notes, with a tangier (pear or apple) aroma. Pretty standard.

Flavor (3/5) - The flavor is a bit absent from this one. There's a bit of light banana, tasting a bit on the riper side. There's not a lot of spice to balance this out and it ends up being too light and banana-like.

Feel (3.5/5) - The body was also a bit too light. Mayhaps this was for the same reason the brew was a touch too clear: not enough suspended yeast. Higher carbonation dries out the finish, but the flavors are still a bit too sweet.

Drink (3.5) - Despite the problems with this one, I thought it was pretty drinkable. That being said, I like a hefe with a bit more body and spice to it. This one just didn't have that.

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

A - Pours with two fingers of white foam on top of a hazy, amber-brown body. The head settles fairly quickly, but coats the glass in a nice, thick layer of lace.

S - Very rich, bready malt with some light caramel and toffee. A little bit of spicy clove in the background.

T - Bready malt up front with a little bit of caramel. Some light clove and just a touch of bubblegum in the middle. The finish is full of banana bread character with a touch of vanilla.

M - Medium-thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Very malty with a much less significant yeast character than the other Schneider beer that I have had. It has a spicy character to the yeast that works well with the malt and gives the beer a baked character that is kind of reminiscent of banana bread.

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

Imported from my ratebeer.com profile - OCT 4, 2008

Bottle from Brickskellers in Washngton D.C.

Poured in the traditional style into a nice big weizen glass, allowing the yeast in the bottle to mix with the rest of the beer, leaving a nice thick head. Smells of banana, orange, cloves, wheat and flowers. It has a very nice, light and carbonated mouthfeel. It’s a pretty complex beer, I could pick up lots of different notes but it seemed to be dominated by citrus, bananas, cloves and slight hop and alcohol presence. One of the better hefeweizen’s I’ve had the pleasure of drinking.

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

A - Golden colored beer with a nice white head that left good stick and lace on the sides.

S - Nice bananas, clove, orange zest, bubblegum, little bit of yeast, and some hops.

T - Nice grain with the anana and clove taste. There's some spice, slight hops, and yeast. This is actually a very solid tasting brew.

M - Medium bodied, smooth carbonation.

O - Pretty nice beer, particularly for the style. Easy to get down, and has nice flavor for something that is so sessionable.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Wiesen Edel-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 1,059 ratings
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