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

Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Weisen Edel-WeisseSchneider Weisse Tap 4 Weisen Edel-Weisse
956 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 TerryW
4.17/5  rDev +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 -2.9%
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 -25.4%
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 +2.4%
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 +6.4%
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 -27.9%
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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Photo of IBUnit63
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml into Victory Sunrise glass...

This is a nice, rustic look. A little darker than expected but a cremy, pillowy 2-finger head with just a touch of sediment on the last pour (woops). Head is chunky and perfect eggshell in color. A bit of cloudiness in the natural honey/lemon body. Carbonation is moderate in quantity and speed through what looks to be quite viscous.

Good traditional banana esters with a touch of ginger, maybe a little orange zest and a spot of clove. Healthy and hearty with a nice wheat and yeast electricity. Extremely solid and maybe a little more heft than I'm used to. Hops are light and piney. No worries...

Whoa, camel! What the hell is this? There's a nice citrus sourness of active yeast that isn't quite funky but it's definitely au naturel. The carbonation brings out the spice of ginger and a little clove, while the almost Berliner Weisse yeast feel makes this extra tangy. A little surprising for the style, the tart lemon pucker - hope there's no infection issue but I don't think so.

Palate feel on this is a little clammy due to the sour citrus. It seems classical and old-school but slightly puckering. Wheat/malt heft lightens up on the palate but the sour yeastiness really dominates.

When all is said and done this is very refreshing. Drinks a little more slowly due to its sour nature but it's definitely thirst quenching. One for a very hot day.

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Photo of katan
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml into a pint

A - Pours a cloudy dark golden color. Head formation is quite vigorous, but breaks down to about 1mm. Off-white in color. Lots of yeast in the body giving it the cloudy look.

S - Immediately hit with the german hefe yeast notes of clove and banana. The esters are strong with this one. A light wheat note hangs out in the background.

T - Starts off with a bit of sweetness which immediately gets beat down with the esters from the yeast. Lots of banana and clove- spicy as heck. Finishes with a small amount of yeast astringency.

M - Thick and creamy - full of body. Very solid body for the style. Carbonation is lighter than I have experienced with the style, which is okay by me.

D - Easily drinkable. Very well hidden abv. No palette fatigue, nor is this beer very filling.

Excellent hefe - I'm thrilled with this one.

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Photo of BigJim5021
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is actually the first organic beer that I've ever had. The makers of Aventinus didn't disappoint.

Pours like apple juice from hell. Ridiculously cloudy and rich in yeast particles.

The aroma is incredibly juice-like too. Like a pear and apple cocktail. Sweet maltiness on the backside. Smells damn good.

The flavor is -- one again -- very juicy. The usual banana-like flavor evident of weizens is replaced with the taste of apples. Cloves are less evident, but are still present. It's very pleasantly tart.

The body is a bit heavier than I'm used to for a weizen, but what can I expect from the house of Aventinus? Finishes dry. Carbonation is right where you want it.

Schneider Ebel-Weisse is a wicked-solid beer, and a nice change of pace from the standard hefe. It's not the best I've had within the style, but it's still really tasty, and something I can see myself picking up from time to time.

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Photo of mithrascruor
3.4/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

500 mL bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Foam started slowing pouring out of the bottle upon opening, and it had been sitting still for 30 hours. Scary...

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy apricot-amber color. Big off-white head (3 fingers) has good retention, and there's visible carbonation in the glass.

Smell: Nice mellow aroma with pears, oxidized apples, etc. Maybe a hint of banana. Can't detect any spices, though.

Taste: The taste is rather grainy, some of the apple and pear, and then hoppy (and slightly bitter) at the finish. I'm missing the clove and banana here, and the hops are a bit much for this style.

Mouthfeel: Light- to medium-bodied, moderate carbonation, and smooth.

Drinkability: Easy to drink, but doesn't make me really want to grab another quick.

A decent Hefeweizen, but not really impressive. I felt that the taste was lacking of some of the nice qualities of this style, maybe a bit too "rustic" in its construction. Worth trying, but I probably won't get again.

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Photo of AChamberlain
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful orange, with foam white head. Good pour, really pretty. Banana and clove aromas and flavor. Great spiciness in the flavor, delicious. Great mouthfeel as well. Zesty, yet smooth. Really, as good as it gets. The only thing holding me back from a five is the price. That keeps it from being too drinkable. Have one and then switch to Live Oak.

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Photo of Offa
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a pretty tasty hefeweizen and very drinkable.

Hazy gold-amber with a hint of brown, it has a smallish-medium head steadily shrinking to a small ring and leaving no lace.

The aroma is fermented pears, apple skin, wet grass, hint of dough. It has a strong hefeweizen character but is slightly different and quite perfumy.

The taste is good, a bit raisiny and apply with pear, hints of banana, grain, lemon and bubblegum, plus a quality that is hard to pin down. Its zesty but full bodied, pleasant, not too dry, very drinkable with lingering aftertaste.

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Photo of Crack1Open
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a nice hazy orange. 3/8 head. Can easily see carb bubbles. Minimal lacing. Fine sediment in second pour.

S- Varying fruit smell and even bubble gum. That gives way to wheat.

T- Starts with varying fruit taste including banana, apple, apricot, orange, and mild cherries. Mild clove, mild hops, and slight alcohol taste give way to a tasty wheat and malt finish . Extra flavor in second pour probably due to sediment.

M- A lot of carbonation. Medium bodied. Semi-dry finish.

D- Highly drinkable. Nice to relax and enjoy this one.

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Photo of DigitalHype
4.69/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

1/2 litre bottle. I think this is a date-code of some type.
08.189 1-2

This poured out a bright, slightly-cloudy, golden color. It produced about 1/2" of creamy head that quickly faded. Very little lacing. Very attractive, and tempting looking brew.

Smells like orange-blossoms and apricots. It has a very pleasing aroma.

I'm detecting flavors of honey, dried apricots, blood-orange, and biscuit-flavored malts. The fruity yeast compounds are there, start to finish. Very little hop bitterness. Nearly perfect!

Moderate-light carbonation. Alcohol is more noticeable on the tongue than the nose. In short, this is complex, delicious, and very drinkable. I can say. This is one of the best (maybe the best) Hefeweizen I've had.

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Photo of JRed
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gorgeous looks: thick, pale, fresh squeezed oranges, some lacing. A nice complex aroma, initially light fruit such as oranges come to mind but then wheat, alcoholic undertones. Thick, wheat taste: notes of light fruit (oranges, peaches, pears), light alcohol, creamy, some vanilla esters echo as aftertaste. Medium-heavy in body with a fizzy mouthfeel. Hefeweizens always bring back memories of summer...I close my eyes and enjoy.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a weizen glass)

A- This beer pours a hazy yellow body with a sl orange hue to it. There is a sea of tiny bubbles that support a thick spongy off-white head that last for about half of the beer.

S- This beer has a floral edelwiess flower aroma with a soft doughy aroma which is quickly followed by a crusty bread note. The finish has a green herbal note with an apple cider aroma that grows as the beer warms. There is also a perfumed club soda quality that comes through as the beer warms aswell.

T- This smooth fresh dough flavor has a faint green flower note with a pleasant soft citrus quality to it. The tosted bread crust flavor comes through softly at the finish and adds a nice note to the malt flavors.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a slippery texture and a very delicate fizzy finish.

D- This beer is smooth and soft with a subtle complexity that grows as the beer warms.

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Photo of chinabeergeek
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle

08:276 1-3
0544 2722

poured into weizen glass

big gusher! lost a lot of beer! :-(

murky, orangey straw. lots of fluffy foamy head, but fades upon drinking to a thin yet constant layer. one big half-ring of lace on top, then nothing for a little bit, and then lots of lace again later in the 2nd half of the glass.

fruity pears and banana esters in the nose. spice note is light; clove, nutmeg and also herbal, bordering on minty. bread and yeast, with a hint of grassy hop rounding things out.

similar fruitiness and yeasty bread in the flavor, with even a hint of cherry bubblegum. clove spice meets crisp, light phenols in the finish, with a moderate bitterness that helps to finish pleasantly in a mix of all the above flavors.

smooth, almost creamy, faint resins or acidity in the finish. moderate but complimentary carbonation.

a shame about the gusher. seems schneider needs to work on this. not the first time with their brews for me...

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Photo of arizcards
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 500ml bottle from BevMo in late November for $3.99.

Beer poured a cloudy orange with a white head that retains well. Carbonation keeps yeast floating like snow in a Christmas ornament. Nose is lemony wheat and hints of banana. Taste is light lemon wheat, hints of banana and clove, and a hint of alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, carbonation is nicely active, and it is pretty smooth. Overall drinkability is good. This is a nice hefe with enough qualities that make it a beer worth seeking.

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Photo of GodOfBeer
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy peachy orange with lots of sediment and dark floaters. Suprisingly not much head at all, which is sad.

Smells of cloves, banana bread, spicy, citrusy, sweet and malty, very nice.

Tastes like it smells, lots of cloves, banana, maybe some cinammon, subtle hoppiness, yeasty, a bit winey, very nice hefeweizen, better than their original IMO.

Average low carbonated mouthfeel, nothing special. Very drinkable, I really liked this.

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Photo of everetends
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle I picked up at Green's off Ponce in Atlanta, GA. I am always a sucker for a good German brew, so I figured why not. Plus Schneider has yet to disappoint me. Served up in my Weihenstephaner Weizen glass.

A: Pours a pretty good looking dark yellow to light orange color. Has that really nice and deep looking Hefe look. The initial pour took on a really nice finger of clean, white head. The only bad thing is that the head has almost zero lasting power whatsoever. No lasting foam, means no lace on the glass. A redeeming factor and a pretty impressive quality this beer has is its incredible carbonation activity. I don't know if I have seen a beer with this kind of crazy and fast carbonation that just doesn't quit. I have been working this for well over half an hour, and this carbonation does not quit. Good looking brew going on in this here Weizen.

S: Holy Hefeweizen, Batman. This definitely has the hefe chops in this aroma. So much of that beautiful wheat goodness in here. Big chunks of fresh banana just pour out of this glass. The bubble gum is just all over the place. This just has that really traditional bubble gum smell that easily reminds me of some big league chew. Nice sugary goodness. Then you get some nice spicy goodness with some clove and nutmeg. At the end it pulls some tropical goodness with some pineapple and citrus. Good, God, I think I love you.

T: This beer is damned good and the flavor almost perfectly mirrors the nose. That wheat is so clean and earthy its crazy. The banana is so clean in here and just easily reminds me of fresh peeled and cut banana. The spices are a nice compliment with some subtle and tasty nutmeg and clove oomph. Tropical flavors mingle in here to jazz it up a bit with some citrusy orange and pineapple presence and just a faint touch of coconut. This all rounds out with that big time and classic bubblegum tasty goodness. Lip smacking fantastic.

M: This is medium in the body department, but it is absolutely the light side of medium. It does at times have a touch of wateriness to it that at times makes you think this could be a fault or possibly a good thing. ABV has a touch of warmth to it but no worries because it stays cool and refreshing. The carbonation is on with some huge crispy goodness. Aftertaste is all some good bubblegum tastyness.

D: As a hefe should be, this beer is very much in the drinkable category. All around this beer shines but those flavors and aromas kick ass. I can see myself keeping a few bottles of this in the house during the summer months for an easy drinking a tasty hefe. It is a nice stand up to the Weihenstephaner Hefe, and acts as a good sub for some slightly different flavors. Will buy again and absolutely enjoyed. Get some.

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Photo of Traquairlover
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A = The standard hazy, swirls of sediment in the liquid are there, but so are a lot of little floaties that are much more substantial. The head forms quickly but is very fizzy, almost like soda and it dies pretty quickly.

S = Strong banana, nutmeg, light hints of coconut, this is a very fruity tropical smelling beer. Good balance between the funkier yeast notes and the nice bread malt scents.

T = Strong, sweet flavors of a banana malt milkshake, light white pepper notes, some other spices, especially nutmeg. A very good hefe.

M = Medium body, very good mouthcoating, frothy steady carbonation feel without to much foam nor to much sting.

D = This is a very good drinker. I find the appearance less than spectacular, but it is otherwise a very god experience and I can see having this often on hot afternoons.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured browinsh cloudy with yeast bits from a colorful green bottle. High active foam that disappates quickly.

Smell is classic hefe - citrus/banana/clove. Very noticeable and pleasant.

Clean crisp taste - wheaty, citrusy - all told delicious. The carbonation is active in the mouthfeel from the bottle fermentation.

This is a solid brew, highly recommended.

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Photo of HeroJH
4.77/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I really enjoyed this one. One of the better German beers I can find. It's also Organic which is a nice bonus. Bottle fermented and unfiltered is always a favorite of mine.

A - Nice looking wheat beer. Honey color, light carbonation, nice and unfiltered which makes me think it's going to have some nice flavor.

S - The expected Banana and Clove. Crisp apple. Clean.

T - Clean and flavorful. Very full and round in flavor but not overpowering. Very Bavarian in style and just plain good. I couldn't pick out any complex notes on this round, suffice to say that it tastes like you'd expect from the smell, but it was just so smooth.

M - Creamy and very smooth, light carbonation, soft and a touch of dry. Very nice.

D - Great. It goes down real smooth. 6.2% abv really creeps up on you. It's easy to drink this fast and easy to reach for another, which is rare for me with these Bavarian styles.

Nerd Notes:
Organic Cascade and Hallertaur Hops. Organic Barley and Wheat. 6.2% ABV. Bottle Conditioned.

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Photo of mmmbeer
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Half-liter German bottle with some code on the label; brewed with organic wheat, barley, Cascade and Hallertauer. It pours a nice, appropriately-cloudy golden orange, with lots of carbonation, and topped with two fingers of fluffy white head that doesn't lace, but never fades away. Hops and bananas in the nose, with yeast, a touch of clove, wheat, and bready/toasty malts. Tastes of bananas and wheat, lightly sweet, with spicy phenols, citric hops, and a late, but mild, bitterness. Bready malts and a breath of alcohol are in the mix as well, leading to a mild phenolic and grainy finish. The body starts light with prickly carbonation, but it mellows nicely, thickening the beer in the process, coating the mouth and demanding another swig. A delicious, well-balanced hefeweizen that is packed with flavor and quite easy to drink despite the above-average alcohol. A damn good brew.

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Photo of Stunner97
4.83/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance- a cloudy golden yellow colored beer on the pour, high carbonation with lots of bubbles streaming all through the glass, lots can be seen in terms of yeast ect. in the glass, a moderate white thinning head, really beautiful bubbles can still be seen as it calms from pour, really alot going on even right from the get go of the appearance

Smell- Aromatic all around, lots strong yeast, corn, wheat, freshness, great odor, citrus hops

Taste- VERY DELICIOUS, long lasting finish and extreme balanced beer, alot of zesty wheat flavors with a definite slight citrus or lemon fruit kick, even some definite slight malts and hops balancing each other out, a complex beer in the flavor department that just tastes so very fresh and so pure impressive for sure

Mouthfeel- Light and crisp, with some carbonation but nothing crazy or over pouring,

Drinkability- I thought crazily highly of this beer, even keep in mind I am someone who in many cases have not really loved wheat beers in the past but I think this may very well be the one that has won over a new found love and respect for the style, its so fresh, so complex, and extremely refreshing, this is a beer where you can just taste and feel the purity and quality of the ingredients that must be being put into the beer, a beer I am glad I have found and will have many more times to come, give it a try I hope you will enjoy as much as I have

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Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Weisen Edel-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 956 ratings
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