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

500 ml bottle. Classy labels. Julian-ish date on the back; I presume it's the bottling date.

Pours a deep, golden-yellow. A tall, thick, white head piles up and sticks like crazy. Smell is a lot of mineral and some mild, spicy clove. Taste is more along the lines of a spicy banana, rather than just a fruity bomb. Nice floral notes. Orange as well. Smooth banana finish with that tart, plum skin taste as well. A well-balanced and well-crafted hefeweizen. Very nice.

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Photo of Roke87
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle, poured into a weizen glass at fridge temperature

Appearance- Pours a dark yellowish to amber colour, very hazy, so much so that you can’t really tell what the carbonation is like just by looking at it. Average pour yields a massive three fingers of soapy white head that takes a little while to reside to a nice bubbly top that never really goes away, leaving average lacing throughout the glass till finish.

Smell- lots of clove and spice right off the bat, wheat and bready malts come through next on the nose, yeast of course, and some fruity notes in there as well, unripened banana. I think I might have swirled this one around too much because I am getting a really weird burnt rubber smell from this one.

Taste- Almost exactly like the smells, comes through with the clove and spice that is very dominant on the palate, as well somewhat balanced with the wheat and bready malt, not too much as far as the fruity flavours go on the palate, kind of limited tastes if you ask me, although you do get the usual yeast and bubblegum flavours coming through on the palate.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with an average carbonation for a hefe, this one goes down smooth and crisp, but does finish somewhat dry.

Overall- I thought this would be so much better for the ratings it has received, especially from the brothers, I guess they forgot what a good hefe really tastes like…The smells are rather muted and not a whole lot going on other than the clove spiciness and wheat, which translates to the same in the taste department. Not to mention the
appearance was rather weird, I would really have to agree with bryehn on this one as when it is poured it almost has a gradient to it, the top being a brownish orange colour, and the bottom being a yellowish colour, weird. I would probably not go back to this one again and rather buy local for tastes that I got out it, I dunno like I said maybe I swirled it around too much?

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

A: Pours slightly hazy golden with a large white generous head that dissipates into decent lacings.

S: Lots of ripe bananas, not too sweet. Spicy and citric; orange sezt. Very strong smell.

T: The wheat malt is balanced with the barley malt - the ripe banana-vibe doesn't get too sweet. Kind of dry, actually. Citric notes; orange sezt and some faint lemon. Spices and yeast. The taste is very well balanced.

M: Aftertaste lingers for some time and holds nice bitterness. Body is smooth, medium full. Carbonation, a bit offensive and sharp, but held to a medium.

O: This is probably the best Weizenbeer I've ever had.

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Photo of Kartoffeln
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque golden orange-brown with visible carbonation and a fine, dense white head - nice and big with excellent retention, as expected from a Weizen. It slowly diminishes to a thick cap of foam, and leaves some lacing.

S: Fruity esters off the bat provide banana, clove, and bubblegum (the classic pink stuff) with bready wheat malts, yeast, and a whiff of citrus and noble hops - Cascade and Hallertauer, as indicated on the bottle. It may sound a bit odd in a Weizen, but the hops are understated and complementary.

T: Bready wheat malts are more prominent on the tongue compared to the nose, mingling evenly with clove spiciness and undertones of candied fruits. The hops become perceptible in the finish, but again, they're understated and their citric character blends very well with the spiciness; notes of yeast, ethanol, and nuts also come through towards the finish.

M: Medium bodied with loads of tart yet smooth carbonation, balanced between filling and easy-drinking. The finish is fairly clean and offsets the rich, spicy flavour well.

D: A damn good Hefeweizen well worth trying. It's hard to get down more than one in a sitting given the carbonation and ABV, but you don't need to - it's a complex and delicious brew that takes time to explore.

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

Hazy pale/deep orange, 2 fingers of white fluffy head, sticky, good lace. Smell is of banana, yeasty, very clean, citrus notes, slight hops, malt and bready notes are present. Taste is dry and malty yeast up front, banana rolls in, slightly hoppy, citrus like notes throughout, banana comes back in the finish and aftertaste. Medium to full body, crisp quick carbonation, high carbonation. I enjoyed this brew much like I do with most of the stuff out of this brewery, solid stuff.

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Photo of bryehn
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Has a "gradient" look when poured into a weizen glass. More of a yellow at the bottom and a rusty orange at the top. Poured with a nice, frothy white head that seems to have setled as a finger-thick film almost like an English ale.

Wow, what a pungent smell! Wheat, ripe banana, bubble gum...it's all here in buches. I also get a freshwater or mineral aroma. Very clean smelling. Takes on a spicy "fruitcake" smell after it warms.

The taste is surprisingly mellow, yet a mix of the flavours in the aroma. Bubble gum, banana, honey-sweetened wheat and a very slight tart citrus tate all come through.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a lot of perceivable carbonation to help give it a creamy quality. Very smooth, no trace of its ABV.

I consider this an absolute stunner of a hefeweizen. Tons of aroma and taste, a nice punch and its very easy-going. I almost can't believe it's organic.

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Photo of Stocean1
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A = beautiful cloudy deep orange colour - poured a massive five finger head that lasted forever - sticky lacing - the head is like a pillowy cloud

S - huge aroma (friend across the room commented on the scent) - subdued banana and cloves - earthy and spicy - some citrus notes

T - one complex hefe - hint of banana and citrus up front - opens to an earthy spiciness - almost peppery - some bread - finishes slightly bitter and is well balanced

M - medium body with plenty of carbonation - the spiciness and bitterness makes your mouth tingle

O - a really superb and different hefe - a very complex brew that I will need to sample a couple more times to completely get what it has to offer

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

Appearance - cloudy orange, deeper colour at the centre, with a nice thick white head that last for a long time.

Smell - spices upfront, mostly cloves and a touch of cardamom, with bread, wheat, and fruity esters playing a backup role.

Mouthfeel - mouth-filling and even a bit creamy with a nice spike of carbonation that keeps it refreshing.

Taste - wheat sweetness with a lot of fruit and spice; subtle banana esters; a bit of tang, but not what you would call sour; mineral water on the finish.

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

Pours a beautiful cloudy gold colour with a decent lasting head.

traditional wheat spices coming through, clove, coriander, orange zest...

Mmmmm banana, yeast, coriander and orange peel...very refreshing beer. I loved this beer.

Mouthfeel is on point for the abv of 6.2.

Overall this beer is fantastic..It's a def go to for me when I want a European Wheat.

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

Pours a very hazy golden amber with a dense creamy slightly off-white head. Classic hefe aromas of clove, spice, and hints of citrus and banana. Clove, banana and spice follow in the taste, and are met with a nice zip from the hops. Lemon/citrus, grassy, and leaving a noticeable bitterness in the aftertaste which is a nice change to the usual hefe. Nice medium to light body, slightly aggressive carbonation. A fun hefe-- lots of the traditional flavours you look for with a bit of elevated hoppiness.

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

reviewed from notes:

appearance: golden yellow with a 2 finger white fluffy head

smell: coriander, clove, orange peel, wheat

taste: coriander, clove, orange peel,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: a nice refreshing hefeweizen. would definitely recommend to any bottle who likes this style of beer.


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Photo of kirschy805
4.57/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chilled hefeweizen glass. Head was moderate sized but with a beautiful creamy white color that contrasted nicely with the cloudy orange/yellow beer. The smell is sweet and refreshing with hints of orange and cloves. The beer tastes like a classic Bavarian hefeweizen, but much more crisp than many others. I tasted a faint sourness and fruity flavors, like cherry and grapefruit. The beer felt dry and refreshing, with plenty of carbonation.

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Photo of zachariaIPA
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ingredients: water, organic wheat malt, organic barley malt, organic cascade hops, organic hallertauer hops, yeast.

Pours a hazy orange/gold with an inch of thick, creamy white head. Loads of estery Belgian yeast aromas, hops and spices.

Smooth and creamy going down..wheat, yeast and hops. A fine Hefe I could drink all day!

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

cloudy orange/yellow. thin white head. lots of visible carbonation.

mmm smells amazing. belgian yeast with lots of clove notes

very sharp carbonation. a bit peppery. the yeast character leaves a fantastic aftertaste that lingers.

medium to light body, with some nice chewiness.

fantastic beverage. cannot recommend this one enough even after just a few sips.

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Photo of sweemzander
2.28/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

500mL bottle poured into a hefe glass.

(A)- Gusher! Pours a golden orange color. Produced a decent white cap of froth.

(S)- Very very very dry. A light spiciness of clove with a malty caramel and wheat/lemon background.

(T)- Similar to the smell. Lots of spicy clove and caramel malt with tiny bits of biscuit-like wheat.

(M)- A crisp carbonation level. This one is a bit weird, backwards, and disjointed. Heavy on the clove spice with alot more amber and caramel-like sweetness than normal for the style.

(D)- I realize this is an organic take on the style, however very little about it reminds me of a Hefeweiss. Only other possible explanation is this is just too old, but I have no date for reference.

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Photo of InsolublePancake
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Light gold with orange highlights. Nice inch and a half head that dissipates to a substantial and persistent ring of lace.

S- Very spicy; big on the clove with some husky grain and sourdough bread aromas to back it up.

T- Classic banana and clove flavors upfront backed by a dry, grainy malt. Very little sweetness. Hops add a good punch of grassy, earthy flavors. Finishes dry and slightly bitter with a light peppery aftertaste.

M- Medium-bodied and fairly well-carbonated. Fits the style.

Another solid hefeweizen. I liked the hop presence of this one. It's perhaps not quite up there with the very best, but I'd drink it any day of the week for sure. Recommended.

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

500 ml bottle from Roth’s Sunnyside Market, Salem. $2.49..on clearance. Says ’Organic" on the label, which is different from the one shown here. Aroma very nice , bananas, cherries ,yeast, wheat, bubblegum it is all here. Its slightly hazy orange in appearance with a huge rocky white head Taste mimics the aroma ,but is well under control and balanced. Good palate to the beer..not to thin but well drinkable. Overall a good beer that has stood up well to being out of date ( for a weiss) and stored horribly in a clearance cart.

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

The beer is foggy brass colored, a high white rather firm head, settles slowly leaving some lacing.

The smell is full of oranges and spices, lemon, bitter oranges, clove and cardamom.

Starting sweet, wheat bread, cinnamon buns, orange and lemon jam, lots of spices, clove and ginger.

Medium high carbonation, very small, foamy bubbles, a good body, slightly sticky but soft texture, a light dry finish.

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Photo of fank2788
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale gold and a bit hazy in the glass with a rather robust head, a bit foamy when the bottle was uncapped perhaps due to it being a bit warm. The smell is classic german hefe yeast full of the banana, bubblegum and clove esters along with clean wheat bread and citrus like lemon and ripe orange. The taste follows the smell with a solid base of fresh wheat over which lemon, clove, banana and tingly hop bitterness all float. Somewhat less sweet and more bitter than many hefe's, very complex yet well balanced. The mouthfeel is light as supported by the bitterness and relatively high carbonation. Overall quite good, easily drinkable with a great balance of flavor. Not a typical Hefeweizen but don't hold that against it as it does the style from a different angle and excels at doing so.

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Photo of Jinholic
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Wheat beer glass out of a 500ml bottle.

Appearance - Nice cloudy amber, didn't get a good head on this was white in color and I never got it to come back so no lacing here.

Smell - Nice clove and yeast with a little banana basic hefe but very pleasing.

Taste - All that spicy clove and yeast all the down, banana isn't in the taste as one would come to expect with a hefe but still good. Spicy after taste I think this has a lot more clove than the original.

Mouthfeel - Classic smooth hefe here with though it is a little drier than the others I'd chalk that up to the higher abv on it. Medium bodied with that alcohol coming out only a bit after its warmer.

Overall - Another great brew by Schneider I'd love to grab more. Only down side was the lack of head that most hefe give a nice two to 4 finger but hey I'll take it. That said go grab one and see for yourself.

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

Pours a hazy pale gold with lively carbonation. Ample head when poured with the traditional method into Julius Echter Hefeweizen glass. Minimal lacing.

Light banana and cardimom on the nose --- witte bier like.

Taste is sweet, feels underattenuated, with prominent banana notes and very light on the hops.

Mouthfeel is full and viscuous, similar to belgian golden ale styles. Excellent drinkability, very refreshing.

This is the best beer of the style I have had in quite a while.

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

500ml bottle poured into a schooner. No obvious best before date.

A - nice fluffy white head that resolves after a few minutes into a small half centimeter head with no lacing. Nice light and cloudy amber.

S - yeast, banana, cloves, bready malt - very traditional hefe nose in perfect balance

T - hint of lemon resolves into lots of yeast and banana with cloves underneath. Subtle, but delicious.

M - very light with almost no carbonation (just a hint).

D - ultra-drinklable.

Very delicious Weisse!

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Photo of Sachsenfreude
3.44/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance; cloudy yellow, white head with some lasting film after dissipation. Some lacing but lacking for the style.

smell & taste; herbal hops blasted with unripe citrus fruits and bland cereal grain to balance it all out. The malts have a slightly fermented quality that leaves a hint of tartness.

mouthfeel; smooth with a slick finish.

overall; a good drink but quite odd for the style definitely enjoyable but I don't desire another.

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Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 500 ml bottle in a Schneider Wiesen glass at Billy O's English Tavern in Southington, Conn.

A: Poured a cloudy, golden orange-yellow color beneath a huge, three-finger head of frothy, meringue-like head of off-white foam. Carbonation looks good through the yeasty haze; like a glass of sunshine.

S: Nose full of fruity aromatics, banana esters, floral hops, wheat and yeast funk with a burst of delicate spices, some citrusy hops peppered with coriander, orange peel and lemon zest.

T: Smooth, chewy and semisweet wheat malt up front quickly turning to the delicate, spicy and fruity flavors of the brew. Spiced orange, banana, cloves, white pepper, mint and lemon zest leap off the palate. Finishes smooth and chewy with a lingering, spicy, dry aftertaste.

M: Medium-full bodied hefe, but smooth as I've had in recent memory. Very well balanced and flavorful all around with a slight yeast and wheat chew.

D: This is a very well-crafted and enjoyable hefeweizen. The moderate 6.2% ABV is not detected in the flavor at all, just a bit of a warming effect, which is fine with me. Lush, fruity, complex and enjoyable. A fine German choice and USDA organic to boot.

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

Poured into a weizen glass from a 16.9 oz bottle.

Edel-Weisse pours a nice hazy, orange, August dogdays solar-looking color, with a full, fluffy, white head and lots of lace.

Smells of fresh wheat with hints of banana, clove, coriander, and a bit of orange.

Taste is dominated by crisp wheat, clove, and pepper. That initial assault is followed by fruity presence of banana and a bit of orange. There is also a touch of cinnamon here. A light alcohol sting (not unpleasant, but noted) finishes the swallow.

Well-carbonated, grainy, and a bit biting defines the mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a nice, solid, drinkable hefeweizen. Refreshing, with a noted alcohol presence. This is a fine beer. Maybe my second favorite of the style behind the iconic Weihenstephaner.

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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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