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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany
schneider-weisse.de

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
950
Reviews:
554
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
10.78%
 
 
Wants:
82
Gots:
83
For Trade:
0
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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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Photo of illidurit
3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, gushes a bit upon opening even though it just came out of the cooler. Dark gold/goldenrod with tons of yeast floating around, I guess the gushing really stirred things up in there. Nice fluffy white head, little lacing. Aroma is banana oil with some bubblegum character. Light on the usual citrus and clove notes. Flavor is similar to the aroma. Sweet, almost artificial banana taste up front that transforms into a bubblegum note in the finish. Rather watery overall, in body and flavor. Not up to Schneider's weissbier standards.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.62/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This bottle was a bit of a gusher. After popping the top, this one gushed for quite a while before I was able to dispense the beverage. Upon dispensing, all of the gunk in the bottom of the bottle was loosed by all the carbonation so my glass was filled bits of debris. Kind of blood orange in color with a large white head that fizzes away quite rapidly but then becomes a quarter inch in size for the duration. Those creepy crawlies dont look too appetizing.

Aroma is clovey and yeasty. Caramel sweetness.

Flavor is very clovey with some banana and hints of bubble gum. Kind of flat on the palate, not much going on. Highly carbonated but watery and kind of lifeless.

I wasnt very impressed with this one. Certainly more caramel and sweetness than most other hefe's but the overall lifelessness of this one sunk it.

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Photo of morimech
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, dark golden color with a large white head that had excellant retention before settling to a thick cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left on the glass. Typical hefeweizen aromas of cloves and bananas but there is something else lingering in the background. Hops are aparent in this one giving some earthy and floral scents. Has a nice flavor of wheat malt with the spices nicely blended in. Some oddball flavors are detected in the finish such as some citrus and earthy notes. The body does not seem as nice as other top hefes in the world. Really seems watery. Carbonation is nice. Very easy drinking like all great hefes are and probably the best organic beer I have consumed.

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

11 ounce goblet - $5.75 at Taco Mac in Buford, Georgia.

Appearance: Arrived a lightly hazed, golden body with a half inch of dense, lasting, white foam.

Smell: Floral, earthy, pithy notes well ahead of the more subtle sniffs of malted wheat, clove, and banana.

Taste: Initial taste of light pale malts and wheat malt with its characteristic tanginess. Lightly sweet. Limited hints of banana and clove spice. Earthy, floral, citrusy hops with a particularly bold bitterness. The citrus comes across as a flavor of powderized lemon pith and yields a bit of a citric jolt. Finishes dry with a lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Regrettably, for me it doesn't exhibit the fullness, the pleasant creaminess you get with many hefes.

Drinkability: With its diminished banana and clove qualities, the elevated bitterness, and understated body, well, it fell flat with me. However, oddly enough, their Hopfen-Weisse really resonated with me. Ah well!

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Photo of Brad007
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy blondish-amber color with a frothy two-finger head into my fluted glass.

Aroma is full of banana, citrus and clove in the nose followed by wheat malt underneath. So far, so good.

Taste is crisp and full of light banana and clove flavors. The wheat adds a bit of a dry finish to it. The hops are faint but still a bit noticeable.

Mouthfeel is dry with lingering of clove mainly and not much else. Decent. One of my complaints though is that there doesn't seem to be much flavor lingering in the mouth.

A decent hefeweizen. Drinkable, but certainly not perfect by any means. You can't go wrong with anything from this brewery so give it a shot.

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Photo of LordAdmNelson
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- A nice turbid caramel color with bits of sediment floating in it. Pillowy white head that fades to a quarter-inch. Some lacing.

S- Yeasty, with some significant clove character.

T- Slightly lemony, light clove, some bubblegum, bready/wheat malt finish. Slight pepper, although not as much as some seem to have noted. Very good.

M- Pretty creamy and light bodied. Carbonation is not overwhelming.

D- These hefes go down great. This one tastes great and drinks better. Good stuff, although I would still reach for a Weihenstephaner.

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

Had a 500ml bottle for $8 at Tap and Table in Emmaus, PA. The waitress gave it the proper, bottle-down-in-the-glass pour and it appeared a hazy amber with a tall white head. In both aroma and taste, this beer started very strong with phenolic bubblegum and then had notes of clove, pepper, and lemon around it. All around very smooth and drinkable, you just need to like bubblegum. Glad I tried it, and it's very well made, but I prefer less bubblegum.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy light orangey color wheat ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of great wheat malt a mix between some dry hops and some light citrus hops. Aroma of lightly sweet malt is quite dominant with some notes of dry and floral hops which provides an interesting and unique finale to this beer. Body is quite full with limited filtration and great carbonation. Very well done and while not adhering to any purity law it retains some good drinkability and uniqueness.

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Photo of Anthony1
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured into a weissen glass

Pours a very cloudy gold with a white head.

smells of clove, yeast, orange, and banana. nice aroma
nice mix of zesty citrus and clove, hints of banana
light feel with a nice tingle of carbonation.

refreshing with a spicy taste

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Photo of beergirlblog
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a beautiful hazy orange with a slight gradient of dark tan at the top to light yellow at the bottom. The head is huge at first, but it calms down quickly. Very little lacing left when I'm halfway through.

Smells sweet and caramel-like, a little malty. Definitely get some apple smells, but maybe that's suggested by the label?

It tastes sweet, a little sticky, with apple and fruity flavors, balanced by a smooth, bitter finish. Flavors flatten out too quickly and lose their pizzazz as the beer warms up. 30 minutes in, I can tell a very serious difference, but I also think it may not have been cold enough to start with.

Leaves a taste in your mouth like a piece of hard fruit candy would- just a thin, sweet, sticky coating. A nice thickness for the flavor profile.

Not very drinkable from a could-i-guzzle-it standpiont, for me. It's not likes its hard to get down- It tastes really good, but it's so full flavored and bodied, that it takes a little while for me to finish a bottle.

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

Bottle into Weizen glass.

Pours cloudy dark orange, with a full, pillowy off-white head right up to the lip of the glass that settles into a thin but solid cap fairly quickly.

Nose is fantastic - banana and clove, with a hefty dose of sweet toffee or honey and even some citrus. Very full.

Taste has all the hallmarks of a traditional weizen, clove and banana sitting at the forefront, but coupled to a richness in body that carries bready notes of toffee alongside the crisp wheat, and with just a bit of citrusy, almost piny hop character towards the finish. Just a bit of bitterness, the Cascades are definitely there in flavor more than bitterness. Beautiful. Finish is clean, but carrying along some banana and citrus as well. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is light and spritzy, full in flavor and medium in body. Nice, but the carbonation has just a hint of an edge to it that I'm not crazy about. Still good.

Like most hefes, drinkability is exceptional by nature. This is no different.

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Photo of kshankar
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy with a pretty decent foamy head. Retention is good, recedes at a decent pace. Color is orange

Aroma: Mostly typical hefeweizen aroma..but it has something which I haven't gotten from this style before in terms of aroma. Its slightly fruitier, I'd say, but I'm otherwise unsure as to what this slightly "puckering" aroma is.

Taste: I think that scent is honey maybe, and it adds a great touch to the wheat/clove/banana notes of a hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel: Light, creamy mouthfeel. Goes down great

Drinkability: Excellent. Tastes great, mouthfeel is great. Relatively higher ABV for a hefeweizen, but its not really that noticeable. Recommended.

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Photo of ATPete
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz

Pours a clear orange color with a small white head a bit unconventional for the style but it has a nice glow. Euro strong lager nose, sweet malt and wheat character, sharp, with notes of dried fruit and some detectable alcohol. Strong yeasty esters, caramel and strawberry. Very drinkable, light carbonation and a light body. Excellent beer although pretty unique for the style.

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Photo of RobH
4.92/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

16.9oz brown bottle.

A: Poured into a Belgian tulip glass. Beautiful golden-orange colour. Pillowy, lasting white head.

S: Ahh, almost Belgian-esque yeast aromas of soft tree fruits and general deliciousness.

T: Soft wheat flavors sweetened (not cloying) by the fruity yeast flavors. Just enough hops in the background to keep it interesting, but certainly the yeasty esters define this beautiful Hefe.

M: Soft and smooth, with ideal carbonation. This one goes down quite easily!

D: Yes, bring me another!

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

New offering at the SAQ, along with Dead Guy ale, Red Stripe, Lachouffe houblon, Gaffel Kolsch and a few others.

Pour a dark straw, huge head, huge large lacing. Beautiful light aroma of banana, pie crust and wheat beer. Flavor is very nice with a solid but light malt profile, a well balanced bitterness and a dry and lightly accrid finish that makes ya wanna have another gulp.

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Photo of LittleCreature
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - 2.0
Poured rather clear at first - most of the yeast was at the bottom of the class. After agitation and pouring in the last quarter, the beer has a surprisingly small white head which quickly disappeared over a murky, pale toffee coloured body.

Smell - 4.5
Very fruity on the nose, aromas of banana, toffee apple, grapefruit, clove and mixed spice.

Taste - 5.0
A rich and delicious hefeweizen with flavours of clove, banana, toasted grains, citrus, mixed spice and boozy Christmas cake. Hop bitterness is there, but all but drowned out my the spicy and fruity flavours from the yeast and malted wheat.

Mouthfeel - 4.0
Very smooth on the palate, moderately carbonated with very fine bubbles.

Drinkability - 4.0
Higher alcohol than most hefes reduces drinkability somewhat, although makes it more pleasant in the colder months.

OVERALL
I feel that this beer deserves a higher score, but the lackluster appearance let it down. The bottle was a couple of months within date, but I still may re-review to see if another bottle results in a prettier beer. God knows I won't complain about having to drink it again! A big beer and a must try for anyone who enjoys the style.

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Photo of BZero007
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle in to my Aventinus aniversary glass. Pours a golden yellow color in to the glass and is actually very cloudy. The head forms perfect and does not go overboard, but it only last for a minute maybe two. The aroma coming from this beer is very nice and filled with floral and fruit notes, though it is not as strong as it's non organic counterpart. The taste was good and have to give it props for the organic brewing that made this very tasty brew. The taste is filled with floral and fruit notes but there is a constant weakness in the flavor after each sip. The carbonation in this brew I felt to be a bit much as it overtook the flavors. Drinkability is good and would happily drink this beer and relax out in the sun.

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

I'm a big fan of this style and often enjoy Schneider's similar non-organic offering.

This is also a decent beer, but strikes me as fruitier and more spritzy than its cousin. Pours a short-lived head that settles quickly to a heavy film. Not as good looking a beer as the standard brew, a less substantial head, far less lace, but still handsome.

Delicious hefe aromas and distinctly more fruity and sweet than its relation. Slightly more carbonation and a somewhat lighter mouthfeel.

Overall a beer worth trying and fun to stand up against the original Schneider hefe for sake of comparison.

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

I greatly enjoy Hefeweissen, and normally I'm partial to Weheinstephaner, but I thought I would give this a try.
No freshness date on the bottle (at least none that I could interpret) but it started foaming the minute I popped the cap. Huge foam on this one that took awhile to settle down, and even when it did, there was still a thin head over the top. A very interesting honey orange color at first (clear - I hadn't poured all the bottle into the glass) and then very cloudy as I swirled the bottle to get all the yeast in (a lesson a German taught me - don't know if it's right though). The smell to me was classic hefeweissen - which I always think is good.
The taste is surprisingly mild, but not in a bad way. If you drink it before most of the yeast is in, you get a wheat beer with hints of orange. Once all the yeast is in though, you get the wheat beer flavors with nice flavors at the end, not overpowering bananas and cloves, but just a nice....well maybe honey and coriander? Dunno - I don't quite have the palate to tell these things. Very carbonated at first sips and then it gets very smooth as you let it warm up and drink it. Overall very nice and it went real well with a pulled pork BBQ dinner at home.

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Photo of pants678
3.05/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Put it in an English pint. Virtually no head, a very thin place that receded fast. It's a cloudy opaque orange, I've never seen a hefeweizen that wasn't at least translucent. Nothing gets through. It's a lighter yellowish tint at the bottom of the glass, the color change quickly at the bottom fifth.

Smells lightly of oranges with a honey overtone. I'm enticed.

The taste ain't much different, subtle but distinct. Coriander sweet and almost tart. Not at all what I expected, it's thicker with less carbonation than I've ever experienced with a hefeweizen. Orange can be a bit much, the carbonation does not provide cover, rather it pushes things along.

Rather heavy and thick, really. Should I say carbonated orange juice? Not quick that strong, but I do have to sip.

Smooth, but it ain't easy. I'd say it needs more carbonation, and an over all lighter, toned down body.

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Photo of Driggers
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one had been sitting deep in the fridge for around 9 months, so it was noticably mellowed.
This beer poured a rich gold to orange color. It was a tad bit darker in color than expected. It was moderately cloudy, but I always lightly swirl the last bit in the bottle to suspend the sediment. Head was light, airy and tall, but vanished quickly.

The smell screamed of clover honey. It smelled so delicious that it made my mouth water.

There was an initial sweet taste that gave way to a mild grainy bread flavor. A slight fruity tartness was noticed if held on the tongue. It finished with a lingering reminder of ginger and clove.

This beer has body, but is not heavy. Although it was not heavily carbonated, it has an interesting effervescent feel on the tongue.

This beer hides it's 6.2% effortlessly, and is easy to drink. I will definately come back to this one soon.

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Photo of juju7
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer. I like doing the first half of the bottle decanted and then letting the sediment into the glass for the second. Pours a beautiful orange hue with a generous head. That typical banana, bubblegum and citrus nose that all those great hefes have is present in spades. Very inviting. Nice solid body, length and finish. Plenty of flavour without much hint of the 6.2% alcohol. How a hefe should be.

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Photo of jsg2220
2.95/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A - Straw to orange color with tiny fast rising bubbles, cloudy, 1/2" of off-white head with a few orange flecks throughout.

S - Cloves

T - Straw and cloves. It doesn't quite have the dusty flavor of wheat beers. It tastes clean.

M - Light and watery with just the right amount of carbonation to be very refreshing. It almost has a light beer feel.

D - Could definitley be a session beer and would probably pair well with just about anything attributed to the fact that it is alot like a light beer. It seemed to be a little off-balance like a light beer that wants to be more.

Etc. - This bottle foamed over as soon as I poped the cap and I had to rush it into the glass. It had a smooth trip from fridge to table so I'm not sure why... Also reading over other reviews I'm starting to think I may have gotten an old bottle. I may have to take another look at this one.

Served - 1 pint bottle into weisen glass

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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 950 ratings.
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