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

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

Pours a 2 finger head that leaves some lacing and a foam cap that lasts until the end. Pours a cloudy burnt-orange golden hue. Nice beading.

Smells of lemon, clove, spiciness, buttery vanilla biscuit, with a bavarian mustiness, probably from the noble hops and bavarian yeast.

The taste is classic schneider weisse. This brew is particularly cleaner than most I've tried. It's very refreshing and the taste resembles the nose, except for some mild banana fruity esters that come through on the palate. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with low hop presence. The hops balance the malt perfectly.

This is a good session beer, with the ABV around 6.2%. Very tasty and refreshing, as a good weisse should be. Schneider and Sohn come through with another fine weisse beer.

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Photo of corby112
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving type: bottle.

Pours a golden yellow with a slight orange tint and a huge foamy white head. Sweet citrusy aroma with hints of lemmon and orange peel, yeast and alcohol. Very smooth crisp flavorful beer. Tastes of lemon, orange, banana with a slight touch of sour matly alcohol.

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Photo of fitzy84
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a bottle at Moan and Dove. The drink poured with a murky, slightly orange/dark gold look. No real lacing could be seen. Beautiful aromas of orange, lemon and citrus danced around the beer, making it really appetizing. Wicked, wicked sweet taste with a slight bitter finish. Very well carbonated with a good, crisp crunch to it. Overall, this hefe was really good.

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Photo of clayrock81
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours into my hefe glass a two-finger head that disssolves slowly and leaves a lace ring on top of a nearly orange, transcendent (big word) body. A very sharp citric aroma, mostly lemon and orange peel, along with some coriander (and other spices) and hints of malts. Very smooth, a little fluffiness, even creamy with some sweetnees despites some simplisticity (another big word). The citric taste and peppery spices are very prevelant, but overall this beer has just a little hop bite and mixes in some malty sweetness. A rather complex hefe, in my opinion, with the sweetness mixing with the citric sharpness and a smooth, silky backbite. This is not the most complex hefe yet I could probably drink this all day. My personal, you might say.

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Photo of riversider76
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden with amber/orange hues. Fluffy white head with good retention and a bit of lace. Body is on the thick side with some carbonation. Aroma is of sweet ripe fruits,and candy. Taste is of clove and bananna.Rich fruity finish. Very Nice.

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

Pours out a cloudy amber to yellow with two fingers of white suds.
Smell is really nice. Lots of banana and clove with spices such as allspice and nutmeg.
Taste is clovey and mild banana with the banana leaving an oily taste that lingers through the entire tasting.
No alcohol is present and the dirty flavor comes from the thing being too cold. As it warms it gets more mellow.
Mouthfeel is just a tad dirty but really nice.
Drinkability is high here. It would make a great session beer at 6.2% abv.

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

A: Popped the top and started to bubble over almost immediatly. Quickly poured the rest into a weizen glass and was greeted by a large, bubbly, two inch yellowish white head that quickly receeds into a cap. With the yeast poured into the bottle the beer takes on a wonderful, glowing, and hazy, light orangey amber. Not too much head or lace though and this is what the beer is supposed to be known for.

S: Powerful aroma, rich and creamy with a good deal of fruitiness thrown in the mix as well. Bananna, fresh squeezed orange juice and a light clove spiciness.

T/MF: Rich and smooth, light bananna, creamy orange blended with a mild hint of clove spice. The beer feels like silk on the tongue, maybe just the slightest bit undercarbonated, but still fills the mouth well and pops with flavor. Bit of a malty sweetness in the close but otherwise dominated by the heavy yeast profile of this beer.

D: I intially started out loving this beer, but given a bit more time with it, the beer is nearly good, not great. Very tasty, very solid in most respects and something that you should consider picking up if you have the chance, but not if there is Weistenphaner available at the same time.

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

Pours an unusually clear yellow/orange with a decent fizzy white head that dissappears ridiculously fast. Nose is banana yeast and some spice. Taste follows. Banana, clove, and an unusually large amount of spice flavors. Mouthfeel is pretty good, but a bit thick, and slightly undercarbonated. Drinkability is good, but not incredible, as the spices in here hamper it a bit. Overall certainly a unique weizen, but somewhat strange. I like it for what it is, I am just not a huge fan of what it is. haha. a spiceish weizen. reccomended to try it, but i probably would only buy this few and far between. a good brew.

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Photo of Herrbrokt
4.7/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lucky Find at local market.

Poured into a weizen. Hazy gold with a quick white head that laces up a thin ring.

Smell s a bit different than other hefes I've known. Nice the obvious clove and mild fruit, still mainly banana, but there's certainly something else there as well. Some caramel maybe.

taste is really something.the regulars, banana clove. But some nice mild caramel malt and some real interesting hops on the end give this brew a little kick. awesome!

Drinks like candy.

I'll pick this one up whenever I see it again. Real treat.

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Photo of kenito799
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml botle poured into a narrow chalice. Date codes present, incomprehensible to me

Golden-amber hazy brew, lots of yeasties floating. Aroma immediately differs from hefe-weizen expectations...clove is there. but floral notes as well. There is some cooked malt aroma that may indicate that this bottle is old. Not a bad smell, though.

The flavor is vibrant with lots of clove, little banana but zingy hop bitterness. Cascade hops do not overwhelm but add a nice bitter tang toteh finish. Thi beer is unusual for a hefe-weizen but very refershing and enjoyable. If this specimen is old, the bottl conditioning has allowed it to develop a slight caamelized edge that adds interest rather than being a flaw.

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

.5L bottle consumed in a .5L Ayinger glass.

First, I would like to give props to the bartender at Tizley's Euro Pub in downtown Poulsbo, WA for the way he poured this beer. He opened the bottle, put the glass on top of the bottle, flipped both of them over and incrementally raised the bottle to keep up with the level of the beer falling into the glass. When the bottle was about 3/4 empty he cut it off and swirled the remaining beer around to unloose the yeast sediment. Then he poured the remaining beer into the glass.

Second, I rarely comment on the looks of the bottle or the artwork of the label, but in this case I did like all the green on the label and the fact that it is certified organic. I don't care if it is organic or not, I just thought it was an interesting bit of information. Anywho, on to the reviewing...

Appearance: golden hazy(see yeast portion above) orange with a very substantial and sturdy head

Smell: citrus, orange, banana, sweet tropical fruit, clove and spicy

Taste/Mouthfeel: surprisingly calm for what was going on in the nose, sweet banana and clove are dominant on the palate with some malt in the finish

Overall, I was impressed with this beer. It gets solid marks accordingly.

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Photo of changeup45
3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden color, hazy with a thick fluffy head that actually does settle down a little. Nice aroma consisting of bananas, tangerines, yeast, some lemons and vanilla. The flavor, as expected, is citrusy with banana and orange coriander taking a lead role. Some yeast and bready wheat malts mixed in. Somewhat of a mild seltzer mouthfeel. Perhaps that's the carbonation or maybe I made it up :-) Crisp and refreshing. Not my favorite hefe but it is probably in my top 5.

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Photo of Nowhereman529
3.57/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a very clear yellow/amber from the bottle with little in the way of head. It was really a less viscous pour than I had expected.

Smell is good, encompassing a good bit of the standard smells for a hefe: wheat, a bit of clove, and a bit of lemon in the background.

Flavor follows smell with wheat heading up the front and the spicy, citrusy flavors hanging back. Not as flavorful as I had expected, pretty standard really for a wheat beer.

Mouthfeel was probably the most disappointing part of this beer. It was light, a bit on the watery side. Carbonation was decent, but the lack of beer-like viscosity here probably is what hurt this one the most.

Overall not a bad beer, but for the price I'd probably rather pick up something a little more rounded.

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Photo of Onslow
2.53/5  rDev -38%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bought and drank over at the Barrel Maker Cooper Residence ... pours with quite a low head for a wheat beer ... is a bit soapy ... organic?? ... some banana and other off sweet flavours ... weird, odd, and not enjoyable ... I avoided this beer for almost 4 years, I was right in avoiding this pricey mundane beer..

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

Pours a hazy golden with short-lived head.

Smells of citrus, clove, and juicy fruit.

Citrus, wheat, clove, and juicy fruit present in the taste as well. Flavor mild, but very nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel smooth, a bit thin, but refreshing.

Overall, a nice solid brew. I wasn't blown away, but I would gladly have it again.

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Photo of Lexluthor33
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange brown with a good sized head and long lasting lace. The aroma is banana pudding,cloves and fruit notes with hints of hops and malts.
The taste is quite interesting as it is sweet,spicy and seems to be dominated by bananas and cloves. The big flavors carry and balance well with the spice and malts. The alcohol is in the background and there are some citrus hints.
The feel is smooth,creamy and a little oily. It is medium body with moderate carbonation that finishes yeasty. Great balance with an overall feel that is so satisfying.

Notes: What a pick! I believe it was touted as an organic beer and I chose it based on reputation. No regrets as it was quite unique. I will look for it and buy it on the spot. Great brew.

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

App - cloudy rich gold appearance. Violently effervescent (was a gusher out of my somewhat warmed bottle). Large white head, but not the creamiest or longest lasting.

Aroma - strong clove, and a slightly sweet, fruity aroma. No hop, and exceptionally clean. Almost pure yeast phenolics, with a bit of malt.

Taste - A bit bready, and clovey but not to the extent as in the aroma. Very smooth transition to a gentle, slightly sweet finish. Hop character minimal, as appropriate for the style.

MF - Medium body, and only moderate carbonation (believe let it warm too much - it really gassed out on me). The slightest hint of warming, no astringency - smooth mouthfeel as expect for a hefe.

D'ability - An unusually strong example if the 6.2% ABV is to be believed, and it is a bit maltier and richer than some examples. However, an exceptionally tasty and drinkable beer. I'm downing my 0.5L bottle far too quickly.

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Photo of Mryup
4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Golden orange with CO2 fireworks dancing from the bottle fermentation. A medium/vigorous pour produces course off white head that reduces to a thin, transparent sheet.

S: A raw robust wheat with A LOT of spice, maybe pepper but I don't want to be hasty. Coriander and clove hints with citrus. Very interesting...and spicy! Woh, I almost forgot the strong yeast. How can a beer smell this strong?

T: God damn it what is that spice? Its got kick. A strong pungent wheat. Clove is definitely there but subdued by the spice and wheat. The yeast and fruit citrus take the back seat here. A masterful brew with classical older roots. This tastes fresh. There are hops but only noticed by the astute taste bud. God Schneider knows how to balance a beer. Another out of the box Hefe-Weisen from Schneider. Phenomenal.

M: A medium body with LOTS of CO2.

D: Above average because of the way its balanced.

Another masterful brew from Schneider.

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

Poured from 16.9 oz bottle into weizen glass.

A - Hazy yellow/brown, with a couple of fingers of white head that dies rather quickly, though a decent layer of film lasts throughout like all of Schneider's offerings. No lace. Bubbles are also more like soda pop rather than the creamy, chunky foam in most German hefes.

S - An excellent banana aroma backed by the sour malt, with a fruitiness like oranges or tangerines. The banana has more of an overripe character than expected.

T - Banana flavor is slight and breif, appearing early on with a hint of bubblegum. Following is powdery yeast, and the most distinct clove flavor I've encountered in a hefeweizen. It's not so much the clove-tainted-medicinal flavor I'm used to, and much more like actual clove, mixed maybe with cinnamon and/or nutmeg. The brew finishes with a crisp sour note from the wheat malt and dries out with a slight bitterness and a bit of heat from the alcohol.

M - Creamy, medium bodied, with moderate to high carbonation.

D - A smooth and unoffensive hefeweizen. Though I usually prefer mine fruitier, I really appreciate how much the phenols are tamed down in this brew. It's a little different than most, but overall an excellent hefe.

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Photo of Jerico
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - beautiful golden-orange and cloudy, with a big fluffy head that dissolves quickly.

S - punchy, light, fruity, bready wheat!

T/M/D - a very smooth, light, citrusy malt flavor, with a doughy feel. I hardly the noticed the 6.2% ABV on the first sips but it comes out a bit more as the beer warms. I could drink this one all sunny afternoon!

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Photo of opwog
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Organic and the biggest surprise is that I found this to be a world better than the original Schneider Weisse.

A- darker than the original
S- much cleaner and balanced malt smell
T- looses fruit from the original, but I actually liked that fact
M- much nicer than most weisse
D- The mouth makes makes this a very drinkable beer.

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

A - Poured light amber with a finger of head that vanished soon after. Bubbles race to the top for a long time.

S - Delicious. Pear, clove, and alcohol.

T/M/D - Good amount of carbonation and spiciness. Alcohol is apparent but blends well into the flavor. I still get pear as the dominant fruity flavor. Finishes very light. Not too sweet, and certainly not bitter. This is an above average hefe. Easily one of the best German Hefeweizens I've ever tasted in my limited experience, if not the best. I could drink this beer all day.

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Photo of aerozeppl
3.38/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy but a little bit darker than other heffs out there. Nice big two finger head. No lacing though.

S: More on the grassy side than anything else. No hints of banana or clove.

T: More on the earthier side and a little heavier than other heffs. Maybe its the organic factor.

M: Medium body. Thicker than most beers of the style.

D: For the style the drinkability is low but overall still good. I would skip this one and just get the normal one.

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Photo of mhewes
4.62/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A : Pours a nice hazy straw color with a good white head.

S : There's some wheat, banana, and cloves but the dominant smell is bubble gum

T : Loads of bubble gum flavor with some undertones from the banana and cloves.

M : Smooth and crisp

D : Incredible. This is now one of my favorite hefeweizens. I could drink multiples of these any day.

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

Bought at Whole Foods after years of just at staring countless german labels.

Tried one of those upside bottle in the glass pours, it turned out looking and sounding like the glass was chugging. Dont think I did it right, still got in the glass though.

Everything you'd expect from a Hefe and more, if it were a mexican beer, it'd be a jefe.

De-fricking-licous. Like taking a bunch of hubba bubba banana flavored gum, carmalizing them with lemon peel, and then makiing a beer out of that liquid.

Lingering sweet aftertaste.

Classic German Hefe, even if they cant spell Son right.

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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 944 ratings.
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