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

948 Ratings
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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-09-2001

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

500 ml into tall glass. ORGANIC on the label

A: Hazy amber-orange with a tightly bubbled three fingered head. Lacing slides down pretty quick, but a nice look on this one.

S: Spicy wheatiness. Nice clove and pink bubble gum aromas. I love good wheat malt.

T: Cloves and pink bubblegum yumminess. This beer is one the quintessential Weisse biers for me. Yum.

M: Medium to light almost creaminess. Good for this brew.

D: I had 4 bottles at the Republican "end health care" soirée. I think I stole at least $4000 by pickpocketing.

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Photo of ericj551
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Georg Schneider's Weisen Edel-Weisse pours a cloudy, hazy slightly red orange with a thin head despite the lasting rising bubbles. The aroma is sweet yeasty malt and warm rising bread. Some spice aroma comes through with some banana as well as a hint of herbal hops. The flavor is malty but not a sweet as the aroma implies. Dry, slightly chalky yeast flavor with some mild clove. The bitterness is moderate for the style and there is a nice herbal hop flavor. Overall I am pretty impressed with this one, and I will be drinking it again.

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Photo of obywan59
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Notes from the gift box:
"Traditionally brewed for the Octoberfest in Munich. The term 'Wiesen' in Germany means meadow, and it is a slang term for Octoberfest.
Now brewed for the first time since 1942."

Pours a cloudy orangish-brown with a near 3 finger white head. Much like the Schneider Weisse I had last night, but a bit lighter. Sediment hanging in folds in the center of the brew like veils or thin satin curtains. Never seen that before. Sediment disperses to give a uniform cloudiness.

Smells wheaty, like sweet yeasty bread. Light spice with some ripe banana.

Nicely sweet,with a light bitterness in the end. Alcohol is well hidden.

Very smooth and drying. A bite from the carbonation early, but it disappears quickly.

Highly drinkable. Very smooth. You can down it in a hurry.

It seems to have more depth than the Schneider Weisse, but there's nothing overpowering about it. I could easilly down several of these.

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

Fills a weizen glass as a brown-tinged yellow-orange with a quickly dissipating thick and tight head.

Smells of several fruits that I can't quite make out, as well as bananas. Very fruity and sweet-smelling. Big yeastiness to this brew, really comes right up to you.

The yeasty goodness is here in the taste, as well as a wonderfully thick fruityness and bananas.

Other reviewers seem all over the place on the carbonation and mouthfeel, but for me, it is spot-on for a hefeweizen. The grainy medium body meld well with the carbonation. It is a delicious example of a hefeweizen. Super drinkable, even with the higher than average ABV.

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Photo of hustlesworth
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- cloudy burnt golden body with well defined floating particles. foam is big and expansive and settles to a thick disk without much lace.

S- fruity and phenolic, with alcohol aromas complementing the yeast. fruitiness is akin to a BSPA or a tripel. pear, apple, banana, clove, plum, grape, sweet cookie malt underlies the yeast. very fragrant and nice.

T- tart fruity and sweet, again very much like a weakened tripel. apple. pear, grape, melon, plum, banana, some caramel, sugar cookie, and an earthy dryness with just the tiniest hint of cocoa butter. alcohol flavor is evident especially on a burp.

MF- thinner and not as soft as i would expect from a world class hefe. aggressive prickly carbonation and a slight alcohol dryness.

D- not bad but not outstanding, i would recommend other widely available examples (ayinger, franziskaner) over this one.

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Photo of RoyalT
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - The bottle foamed over when I opened it, so I gave this one a very careful pour. The head is white and very tight and the body a darker orange than I expected.

Smell - Primo hefe weizen aroma. The yeast is huge and laden with light fruits. This one smells heavenly.

Taste - This is very good. The fruits are heavier that the norm, especially the banana, and the yeast is right on target. It's kind of in between a hefe and a Belgian pale ale.

Mouthfeel - The one noticeable drawback to this offering is the lack of carbonation. This bottle was almost downright flat, which is off-style for sure. Otherwise it felt very good in the mouth. Fuller than most hefe weizens that I've had, this one was actually medium-bodied and kind of chewy.

Drinkability - I wanted an afternoon snack and opted for this over a bag of chips. I'm much the better man for it. This was a neat experience. It is a very interesting take on the style.

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Photo of babaracas
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky orange / amber with a small and fast fading head, odd for a hefe. Smell: caramel and wheat, slight clove and bubblegum. Taste: whole wheat cracker, light toffee, husky import grain character, clove spice, touch of bubblegum. Active carbonation but a bit fleeting. Different from their main hefe, which I preferred. 9-239.

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

A – Too much sediment for some timid members of tonight’s drinking party. Yellow-orange, cloudy, off-white head, good sticky lacing.

S – Orange, clove, wheat, ester.

T – See smell. Typical of the style and beyond fundamentally sound. Very enjoyable, full, rich, and yet light taste.

M – Decent, not phenomenal.

D – Only so many hefeweizens for me...

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Photo of dciBA
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours a nice golden yellow into my hopfen weisse glass. What little head there was faded away quickly. A fruity spiciness in the nose that carries into the flavor. Not much else to taste besides spice and banana, but that's ok with me. This one drinks very well. Nice and smooth with a little less carbonation than I would expect from the style. Another great wheat beer from shcneider, although I think the original schneider weisse is superior to this one.

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

Purchased a bottle from a nice SAQ in Quebec.

Poured a honey tone with a nice head, not too foamy but comfortably dense.

Smell - almost tropical fruit-like with a slight sourness to it. A touch of vanilla.

Taste - Cream Soda with a bitterness from hops, i think i sense more hops than others have. But yes, Pepper. White Pepper and cloves hidden in the back. Not overpowering at all, perfectly balanced. A nice German version of an Ale with a hint of Lager, hard to define.

A fantastic beer, i think what makes this beer so enjoyable is that it is a complex yet drinkable beer. You could easily "enjoy" 8 of these out with the friends watching a Hockey Game.

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

A: Golden, cloudy, almost shimmering. Little or no head.

S: Clove, spices, yeast. Almost a tinge of Belgian yeast aroma, but not as earthy. Very fresh and clean, with a tough of something sharp in there, perhaps a grapefruit.

T: Very spicy but light. Little or no evident hops, but very balanced. The spiciness lingers on the tongue, entertaining the taste buds. In addition to the spices, I detect some light fruitiness...maybe plums and bananas, or something tropical. Not quite guava but something that reminds me of Hawaii.

M: Nothing extraordinary here in terms of texture, but solid performance. Love the way the flavor lingered and evolved though after swallowing.

D: I could drink this all day everyday.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 0.5 L bottle into a Wiesen Edel-Weiss glass. Served with sediment (intentionally). Beer is dark yellow / amber and hazy (after the addition of the sediment. Forms a thick off-white head of medium to large bubbles that leaves lacing as it falls away.

Beer smells like wheat and yeast. Not a lot of esters in this beer but its not your typical hefeweizen. There are some light fruit esters upon closer examination. Great smell.

This is one of my favorite hefeweizens available to me in the states. The flavors are a mixture of fruity and yeasty with some wheat character. Good full bodied beer, good palate connectivity, drinkability is really really high. Overall one of my absolute favorites, can't wait to see my rDev on this one. A near perfect hefe.

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Photo of bminor7
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml from Hoosick St Beverage in Troy, NY.
Consumed on 10/26/2009.

A - sickly brown hazy pondwater. 1 finger head fades to nothing...seems to be lacking freshness?

S - graham cracker, along with the ubiquitous clove/banana

T - fruity sweet. wheat malt, yeast, spice.

M - thin and fizzy initially, but carbonation fades quickly. alcohol in the finish. seems to be missing some complexity.

D - definitely up there. i can see having 3 of these at a summer picnic. my bottle was in the front rack at the store and although not skunky, may have not been so fresh. i'll revisit at some point to confirm.

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Photo of Mora2000
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is what you would expect from a hefeweizen, with lots of banana, cloves and a bready malts. The taste follows the flavor, heavy on the wheat malt with cloves and banana in there as well. This is heavier on the wheat than a lot of hefeweizens, but it is still very good. A nice take on the style. Very drinkable.

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

This might have been the best hefe I've ever had. From a gravity cask into a weissen glass, the beer was hazy gold, fairly thick white head, a little lacing. Intense floral aroma, like being in a field of wildflowers, also some fruit and spice. Sweet malt taste, lemon/orange, with some sour spiciness at the end. A wonderful, refreshing beer.

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

Pours hazy golden colour with above average rocky white head that retains well. Nose has a very assertive banana/clove with fresh yeasty/bready aromas. On the palate the wheaty malt flavors are more pronounced than most weissbiers, with more alcohol warmth on the finish. More assertive but not as drinkable as the regular Schneider Weisse.

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

500ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a hazy light golden yellow colour... White head poured typically big thick and foamy then faded slowly to nice thick layer ... lots of carbonation rises to the surface... decent amount of thick sticky lacing...

Aroma - Nice clove spiciness, light vanilla notes, noticeable wheat, quite bready, very little malts, light fruitiness (banana and lemon), quite peppery...

Taste - Light biscuity malts, fairly strong clove, definite breadiness, quite creamy, good fruitiness (lemon, pear and sweet banana), salty, honey grassy and peppery hints...

Feel - Very smooth and creamy with just a little bite underneath... light body... Extremely refreshing and drinkable...

Overall - An excellent German hefe... recommended..

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Photo of champ103
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy orange/amber color. A surprisingly small white head forms and recedes in a second. No lace is left either.
S: A sharp fruity ester aroma of banana and citrus. A nice floral and spicy aroma. Bread, biscuit, and yeast. Lots going on in the nose.
T: Again, very sharp and pungent fruity esters that follows the nose. Spicy yeast flavors. Gritty and dirty.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Pretty dry. Easy and smooth to drink. The alcohol is a little higher than I would like for the style, but it is still and easy session.

A really good Hefeweizen. Something worth tracking down.

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Photo of John_M
4.79/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Have had this beer previously on tap and out of the bottle, but the gravity fed version I had at Max's during their German beer festival was a revelation.

The beer pours a hazy gold color with OK head retention and lacing. I think this beer had been tapped for a day or two before I got my glass, so I was actually a bit surprised and impressed by how attractive it appeared. On the nose.... mmm.... this is as good as it gets in a weizen/hefeweizen. I get huge aroma of smoked banana, clove and nutmeg. This beer smells gorgeous, and the flavors on the palate completely replicate the nose. The amount of spice in this moderately sweet beer is astonishing. If anything, this beer tastes even better then it smells. In addition to the spice, this beer has the flavor of an orange vanilla icecream popsicle. I also get some light tartness and wheatiness, which mixes well with the spice and vanilla orange. As expected in a gravity fed beer, this beer is incredibly smooth, long and creamy, with a finish that approaches perfection. Drinkability is exceptional, with the alcohol in this beer barely an afterthought.

This is clearly wheat beer perfection, or at least as close as I'm ever likely to come to it. An absolute treat. Very, very impressive.

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

Mid sized bottle, has some numbers on the rear label, but not sure what they all mean. Pours cloudy darker apricot, with a slight olive oil like hue. Moderate off white head, and leaves quickly sliding spots and tongues of fine lace. Fruity, wheaty, yeasty nose. Fruity and flavorful. Some honey, very light pepper, ripe fruit. Typical German wheat flavor notes, typically yummy and delicious. Organic to boot. Nice wheat. Go get some and enjoy.

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Photo of BeerCon5
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, orangish color with a very thick creamy off-white head.

Very strong aroma of spices and fruit, some alcohol notes.

The taste consists of most notably cloves, citrus, bananas and some noticable alcohol.

Medium bodied, creamy feel with moderate carbonation.

Although, I'm not the biggest fan of the hefeweizens, this was a very interesting and tasty brew.

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Photo of wnh
3.22/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500 mL bottle poured into a weissbier glass.

Pours a cloudy, tawny amber, thick and dense, with a fizzy, fleeting white head.
Aromas of spice, reminiscent of root beer or cola, with bright citrus underneath and the slightest hint of yeast.
Lively and carbonated on the palate, with an accompanying bite. Too carbonated for my tastes. Biting, soda-like spices follow on the tongue, alongside the bright orange-y citrus. Sweet on the whole, exaggerated by the soda-like aromas and mouthfeel.

An interesting take on the style, though not as refreshing as I'd like or expect, and the likeness to soda brings the whole thing down a few notches.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.45/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I remember having this on-tap at a brewfest and thinking it was amazing. Finally got around to picking up a bottle and I have to say it's a little bit disappointing when compared to the memory I have from draft, but I suppose that's to be expected.

Pours a hazy golden/orange color with hardly any head and no lacing.

Smell is very heavy in cloves with a slight yeast presence, but damn those are some strong cloves.

Starts with an assertive carbonation that lights up the mouth, then the cloves hit and pretty much lay waste to anything else that might have been, seems a bit overkill and wish there was some more subtlety.

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Photo of MrIncognito
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Poured a very cloudy orange with a big white rocky head that lasted forever. Amazing lacing. Medium carbonation racing up the sides of the glass pushing up the head.

S - Big and yeasty with light malts and sharp clove. Nice a spicy with a hint of lemon and just a tad of banana bread.

T&M - My new favorite hefeweizen. Smooth and creamy but with medium carbonation that livens the tastebuds. Great malty profile with that great yeast kick. Very strong in the yeast area but balanced well with sharp clove and some other amazing spices. Almost an all-spice taste on the front of the tongue. Just a little bit of lemon zest towards the finish and more prominent as the beer warms. Not as much banana bread and no bubblegum like many hefeweizens. This one is all unique to me.

D - So incredibly drinkable. I never wanted the glass to be empty. Quite the filling beer but I could easily get down three in an evening and enjoy every sip. The big thing here is the awesome blend of spices that accompanies the yeast. So very rich and it omits most of the banana bread and bubblegum dominance that most hefeweizen's have.

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Photo of dgilks
3.47/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy deep gold with a thin white head. Poor head retention especially for a weizen.

Honey sweet aroma with hints of banana and a touch of hops.

Wheat, malt sweetness and a hint of honey hit here. The yeast character seems muted with hints of clove spice and a touch of banana. Not great.

Quite a thick mouthfeel countered by big carbonation. This seems a little bit heavy but the carbonation provides some relief.

An okay weissbier. It certainly isn't as good as some other hefeweizens and certainly not the best of the Schneider range.

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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 948 ratings.
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