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
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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 jujubeast6000
2.4/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Reviewed 7/29/2007 (500mL bottle):

Pours a cloudy amber brownish color, with a very fizzy carbonated white head, quickly diminishing. Malty aroma, earthy, potato or wheat or something rotten, not appealing Fizzy potato-y taste, clean aftertaste, not a lot of flavor.

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

The beer was chilled and served in a pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a light orange to peach coloration. Particles hang in suspension in the body of the beer. The head is a finger and a half high with a biege coloration.

Smell: Cloves and more cloves lead the charge to my nostrils. If you arent sure what cloves smell like in a beer this is it. Very subltle bannana and topps bubble gum from the trading cards aroma. It may be my wishful thinking but I think I am smelling citrus.

Taste: The beers flavor is spicey cloves, prickly pepper to begin with. Then the beer delivers a bit of banana. This beer never goes over to the sweet realm. Very nice wheat sour dough type notes.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability: The beer has a smooth well carbonated medium body. The beer is easy to drink. I could see sessioning this beer on a hot day.

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Photo of mj001jk
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange color with white foam that quickly disappears.

Very fresh nose with lots of yeasty character, tangerine fruit and mulling spices comes through despite brewed according to Reinheitsgebot which means it must come from the choice of malts, yeast and hops. It is a very inviting nose with quite a bit of complexity.

High carbonation, dry mouthfeel and slightly bitter. The yeasty components comes forward in the taste as well with a nice green herbal bite and clove spice at the end. I find this very refreshing and invigorating. Alcohol is barely noticeable and there is no funk whatsoever on the finish.

This is one of my favorite hefes so far, highly recommended!

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Photo of Schwarzwald
4.78/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Very nice pale color, slight cloudiness and great carbonation. What a great fruity yet rich taste. I love this hefe, it is sometimes a little hard to find but well worth the hunt. Take your time and enjoy with some fruit and like every beer (in my opinion), great with some German mountain cheese and dark bread. WOW, what a hefe!

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Photo of tlinner
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from Beers of the World, Rochester NY. Everything a Hefe should be, and then some. Great spiciness, not too bitter or malty. Wonderful mouthfeel. Nice head retention. Cloves and Cinnamon. A great beer to relax with. Plus, it's organic, and how many brews can boast that claim?

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Photo of nasty15108
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 1pt .9oz bottle into a Weiss glass.

A - Poured a cloudy brownish color. The pour produced a thick head of slightly off-white foam with a good amount of sediment.

S - Yeasty. Aromas of sourdough bread, cloves and a bit of citrus.

T - Malty/Yeasty. Flavors of dark bread, clove and a slight bit of banana. Slightly herbal.

MF&D - High quality and easy drinking. A must try.

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

500 ml bottle into a Hefe glass.

The initial pour is quite foamy at first but it doesn't take too long to get it all into the glass. Pours a hazy orange with some straw colored highlights and several fingers of poofy brite-white head. Settles down into a solid creamy layer that retains well, leaving some solid lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma is fairly vibrant with notes of wheat, orange, lemon, bananas, and a fairly prominent clove spiciness.

The taste starts with a firm base of wheat sweetness that props up strong citric notes of orange and lemon as well as some yeasty bananas and spicy pepper and clove. The mouthfeel has a moderate carbonation to it, with a crisper feel that then gets creamier as it spreads out across the palette. Maybe a bit too thick at times?

Solid selection here tonight. Nice full flavors made this an enjoyable quaff but I think that maybe if the spiciness was toned down just a touch and the carbonation ramped up, it would have increased the drinkibility even more.

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Photo of cleeze
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This 100% organic hefeweizen pours a dark yellow to orange color. Its hazy and it looks thick since its unfiltered. This is not some pale yellow hefeweizen to be served with a fruit wedge. Personally, I think only fruits put fruit in beer, but hey what can ya do? The head is big and fluffy white. It sticks around for quite awhile before settling, also very decent lacing!

Smell is sweet fruit, cinnamon, cloves, and some nice yeastiness. Quite a pleasant smelling beer. If this beer is half as tasty as it smells I am in for a treat.

Tastes spicy and sweet. A couple sips and I can make it some green apples, cloves and some wheat with a kick of bannana. Its definitely not a big, juicy fruity beer like Aventinus. Instead its a little more thin in mouthfeel and very easy drinking. This is pretty much perfect on a warm/hot day. Its very thirst quenching and refreshing.

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Photo of cliffnorm
4.87/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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

S : There's some wheat, banana bread, and clove smell

T : Loads of "sweet wheat" flavor with some undertones from the banana and cloves.

M : Smooth and crisp lots of fizz!

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

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Gusher!! Pours a cloudy light orange with a thick, foamy white head. Aroma of clove, banana, apple skins, light fruits, citrus, and Belgian yeast. Why is this not a German hefeweizen?? Flavor is nice and sweet with lots of light fruits and a nice wheat and yeasty backbone. Quite tasty. Definitely a hefe though...
7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)

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Photo of BierBrawlinator
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
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 +6.4%
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 +7.3%
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 -1%
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 -5.1%
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 -1.7%
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 -1.7%
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 -2.9%
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 +14.9%
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 -1%
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 +6.4%
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 -6.6%
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 -12.7%
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 -38.1%
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 -2.9%
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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Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Weisen Edel-Weisse from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 85.5% out of 100 with 954 ratings
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