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

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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 and Tap 4 - Meine Festweisse

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-09-2001

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1,071
pDev:
11.03%
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Photo of Tupperwolf
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Began with a very clear, very bubbly orange pour that formed little head; I could see there was plenty of compacted yeast, and spent quite a long time swirling around the last inch of beer - rolling it between my hands and circling it on the table - to get the yeast in the bottle. Despite my efforts, the yeast was very compacted, and about 10% stayed behind. Kind of neat watching the yeast filter down through the very clear beer, swirling into the depths and making it cloudy. Very little head despite it all, and just a llittle soapy lacing.

A very light, citrusy flavor is evident in the nose; It's almost tropical, reminding me of lemons, oranges, bananas, and even mangos or passionfruit. It's Belgian-smelling, as well, which is likely from the yeast - that slight nuttiness it adds.

Hmmm... Wow. What an unusual flavor! If you gave me a sip of this blindfolded, I would almost call it a very weakly alcoholic juice drink - a screwdriver made with a tropical fruit juice blend instead of orange juice. There really are big flavors of mango and passionfruit in here, along with banana and orange! It really tastes like the blended juice I sometimes keep in the fridge for breakfast. Hops do their bittering thing, keeping it from being too sweet, but never really make a noticeable appearance.

The carbonation only adds to that sensation, a very light bit of fizz that adds a certain tingle to the tongue that lets you know this is alcoholic - again, it kind of reminds me of a screwdriver, juicy and alcoholic at once.

This is a very odd, but very damn good hefeweizen. The fact that it's made organically adds a little something, not that I care either way; I have no idea how they get a beer to taste like this.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wiesen Edel-Weisee
-Organic-

Appearance- cloudy hazy yellow/ orange with a thick billowy white head. Basically what a Hefe should look like.
Smell- strong wheat. Hints of wet hay and grain with strong notes of banana and baked biscuits.
Taste- Wheat and banana with a slight clove and spice flavor.
Mouthfeel- dry and sweet up front, flavor very lingers.

Overall- an above average Hefe that might be a little too heavy for its style. I like it but the flavor wasn't as crisp as I like my Hefe's to be.

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

Hazed apricot pour with a dense, rocky-topped head of beige colored merangue that has great stick and lace.

Aroma is rich and wheaty, with notes of banana, subtle spice, bready yeast, and just a hint of nutty hops.

Flavor is a delicious mix of crisp wheat, mushy banana, clove spice, and lightly tart citrus notes.

Body is medium, slick and creamy. Great drinkability and really a nice example of the style.

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

Pours a cloudy golden color, with a two finger off white head that dissipates quickly, tons of bubbles. Smells malty sweet with hints of banana, spice, lemons. Tastes much like the smell with a malty sweetness, hints of citris, and spices. The mouthfeel is light with lots of carbonation, and a crisp clean finish. This is a very good and very drinkable beer.

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

Wow, this is one Bavarian that you want to know! It costs $3.29 @ BevMo, which is about $1 more than it's brothers.
16.9 ozs. poured into my Erdinger Weissglas. This pours almost the same color as Ayinger UrWeisse, kind of brownish-orange-murky-lush-ous. There is ample head.
It has a nose of fresh spiced applesauce -like grandma used to make. Each pull wraps around all your taste senses like nothing I've ever tasted in this style. There is fruit galore, spicey cinnamony clove and a light citrus spice finish.
I have found a new HefeWeiss champ!
Unreal.

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Photo of DESTRO
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours out a like a usual hefe but is a bit muddy. nice thick head, leaves some nice lacing as it dies down. smells spicy, lots of yeast. taste is awesome. spicier than most, intense. breadlike malt. not huge on the banana/fruity character and really focuses on clove/spice/pepper trait. not overly carbonated like some, it is smooth and mellow, easy to drink. very good beer, i love it.

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Photo of petemoss14
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle. Gotta take a minute to say that I really admire the labels from Schneider. This one, and Aventinus are both beautiful. Three cheers for attractive color schemes!

Pours a hazy (yeast poured into bottle) toasted hay color with a lively, foamy white head. Not the most attractive hefe I have seen colorwise, but the carbonation is mesmerizing. This beer is hugely carbonated though. From start to finish, (not the finest) bubbles race to the top of this beer as if from some souped-up aquarium filter. The foamy head actually sings with the crackle and pop of the carbonation -- almost soda-like.

Bouquet reveals lots of spicy cloves, banana, citrus, bold fruity alcohol esters (candied papaya?), and touches of vanilla and caramel malt.

Taste is full of clove spice. Juicy malt in the center. Semi-dry in the finish. Not much hop presence. Mouthfeel is a little thinner than expected -- a little spritzy, almost slightly watery (perhaps this is from the carbonation being slightly unrefined.)

A refreshing hefe which I will certainly appreciate more when the weather gets warmer.

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

An old bottle, but was still pretty good. Pours a clear amber gold, small head forms and dissipates pretty quick, no lacing. Gets cloudy when the bottom of the bottle is dumped in. Smell is citrus, banana, clove spiciness, sweet honey, little bit of wheat. Taste is banana and clove spiciness, with some citrus and yeast, little bit of wheat, very dry finish. Little bit of sourness. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Really not bad, I was expecting a drain pour because of the age but it held up very well.

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Photo of beveragecaptain
3.1/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500 ml bottle. The Wiesen Edel-Weisse pours out a partially cloudy brownish-yellow color with very little head - surprising for a hefe. The aroma is flowery, very much like Aventinus. I also get some smokiness in the aroma. Bready malt flavor. Lots of pepper and clove spice. Medium to full mouthfeel. Not as drinkable as your average hefe. The flavor becomes cloying. This beer has many of the same characteristics of Aventinus, but this beer doesn't work nearly as well.

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Photo of kgotcher
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy straw/orange color, very fizzy, sounds like pouring a glass of soda. Very fizzy head that fades fast.

Aroma is clove and bananna with a hint of vanilla and citrus.

Mouthfeel is light to medium with a refreshing tart and fizzy feel. This would make a great summer drink. Taste is standard weissen, with banana, clove, vanilla, but more tart than usual. Nice balance of weissen yeast, cracker malt flavor and citrus hoppiness. A refreshing version of a hefeweissen, crisp and tart. Very enjoyable.

High marks for taste and drinkability although somewhat average on the appearance.

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

500 ml (16.9 ounce) bottle from Wilbur's in Fort Collins, CO, for $3.49. Schneider is pretty proud of their beers.

Despite an aggressive pour, not much head, and it didn't last. Quickly diminished to a minimal ring with no lacing. Pretty light orange opaque body with plenty of yeast.

Smell is clove, citrus, a little banana ester, and a hint of pepper. Some sweetened grass and hay is there. Nice.

Taste is similar to smell: spot on for the style. Really nice and complex. Lots of flavors.

Mouthfeel is where this baby shines. So round. Really quite fine and full feeling. This is a sipper. Surprisingly rich vis a vis the total lack of ay head. Surprisingly excellent!

Drinkability is pretty good. Good taste, excellent mouthfeel, but the ABV is on the high side for a H-W. And it's a bit pricey!

One more down in my journey through the top 25 German Bieren.

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Photo of ypsifly
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Undated pint bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Whoa!! Quite a gusher! Must have gotten shook up during the ride home.

Light orange that is cloudy with a tall head of white. Lots of carbonation. Good retention with rings of lace.

The nose has a lot of spicy citrus, wheat, and clove to banana like yeast aromas. Very balanced and pleasing.

The mouth delivers what the nose promised. Again, very citric to almost tart. The wheat comes up in the middle with a bit of banana. The citrus flavors seem to dominate and not give the other flavors enough room.

Medium but somewhat puckering in the mouth. I enjoy it and will revisit in the warmer months.

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

Edel Weisse.

A = Poured a pale orange with a thin foam head that quickly dissapated.

S = Smelt fresh and fruity. There was a strong banana characteristic present in the smell. Very enticing.

T = Initial fresh fruity taste. Banana like with a hint of sultanas. Then a slightly sweet malt flavour seeps through and finishes off with a light yeast like finish.

M = Moderately carbonated so its very refreshing.

D = Very good. Definitely a session beer for me.

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Photo of drewmprs
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A fantastic german hefe. Especially great considering its organic and adheres to the German beer laws. A bit expensive at Hollingshead, 3.39, but still worth it. Little to no head, extremely small head for a hefe, perhaps due to the organic nature of the brew. This is one of the best organic brews i've ever tasted. Some cloves at the start, yields to a slightly more banana aftertaste. Taste remains smooth and drinkable to the very end. I had 6 different hefes on the night I had this eidel weisse, and this beer was the best. I started the night at Yardhouse with a hacker pschorr and a paulaner. Then I had the eidel weisse, then I went and had a Great White hefe, then i had a kristal weizen, then i had a schooner of pyramid. Of course I don't use lemons.

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Photo of mynie
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very nice bottle with full ingredients (including types of hop) listed. Classy.

Lovely pour into a long weizen glass. Slightly darker, more red than most weizens, with a nice white head that fizzes out into a bright white patch of skin.

Smells like raw floral barley and big medicine hops. Not medicine in a bad way--I for one like the taste of that raw old timey stuff that they sell in health food stores. It livens up the blood, they says.

Starts with sweet weeds and moves quickly into very nice, rough wheatmalt. May be a bit too intense for some. Loads of white pepper and clove with only the slightest hint of banana sweetness at the end. This gives way to a very nice hops, cascade and hallertauer, which taste like the aforementioned nice medicine.

With so many European beers coming over here tasting like nitrogen pastuerized crap, it's nice to see something so raw. Easy drinking and tasty as can be,

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Photo of Fish113d
3.42/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Chilled from a bottle into a large tulip glass.

Pours a pale cider color w/ a slightly bubbly thin white edge layer; very cloudy w/ yeast sediment floating throughout the body.

Aroma gives off some spice (corriander maybe?) right up front w/ some slight yeasty tones...maybe some slight grains and hops also; nothing interesting but pleasant.

Sipping, I get a slightly sour flavor up front (apricots) along with some silght esters...the flavor lacks for a weiss. Boring!

Great feeling brew. Thin and crisp, easy to drink. Great summer brew if you like boring. Good balance however.

Easy to drink but the bottle is WAY more interesting than the beer.

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

Saw this yesterday in my alternate local distributor and figured that you can't go wrong with hefe Weizen regardless of the season. Appealing that it has more head than the average German wheat beer. After all, this is from the same people who bring us Aventinus.
Presents a nice clear straw color, sans sediment, with modest head. The classic hefe nose is standing front and central, a little heavy on the banana but thats fine by me. Looking good.
The taste is light and elegant and very satisfying. I can very much see this being refreshing on a hot summer day after mowing the lawn, which is the mark of any quality summer beer.

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Photo of willgro
3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A great old example of brewery, but not one of the best in the line. Something is overwhelming here, I think it is the orange taste. It is a GREAT beer, but not the best from Schneider weisse, which puts out some badass beers. This is a great old time brew, something on the label says its from pre WWII days. It has no great head on it, like the others, but it is a wonderfully complex beer. I'm sure after I've had a few more, I would be a huge fan.

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

Pours a dark caramel orange with not too much head. Smells of floral jasmine, wheat and oranges. Tastes of a subtle creamy bread dough and honey, orange and grapefruit with a slight dryness. I must say that the taste and the smell compliment one another exceptionally well. Mouth feel is heavy with slight carbonation. The highlight of this beer is the complimentary nature of its taste and smell.

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

Poured a clear* medium gold with a fairly large head that subsided a bit after a few minutes. *Until I poured in the sediment, then it was a nice, cloudy, bottle fermented organic hefe as advertised.

The smell was of cloves and some fruit, mainly bananas, but it also had sour notes.

The taste consists of some clove, wheat(duh), and more of the sour that I mentioned. The bottle has some numbers on it, which I assume are some code for the date: 04-231 1-2
0627 2723

Overall, even if this ends up being an old sample, I like it and I will drink it again.

Edit: I've had a few samples since my initial review and I have to say, the more I've tried, the better I like it. The clove and banana notes just hit my palate just *so* right, it's scary.

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

Poured from a bottle into pint glass. Cloudy golden in color, with 2-finger white head.

Aroma is classic hefe, inviting in it's way. Taste is very good for the style in my opinion. Just not a fan of the style, but I'm rating within the box.

I think I experienced this beer at the wrong time (as an after-dinner drink rather than a summer refresher). OK nonetheless.

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Photo of Px2GrafX
4.59/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

presentation: 500ml bottle with green and gold foil labels. an illustration of what looks like a state fair dons the front of the label. the schneider & sohn logo sits back at the bottom of the label. "usda organic". "original bottle fermentation" also printed on the label. abv displayed at 6.2%. there's a date on the back of the bottle, but i'm not sure if it's a freshness date. the word "organic" is all over the label. so what they're trying to say is, it's all organic.

appearance: hazy brassy yellow-orange with lemony highlights in a tulip glass. fluffy off-white 1.5 inch head that dropped fairly quickly. bubbles aggressively rise from the bottom of the glass like smoke from a campfire. head retention and lacing was less than average.

smell: spicey with a little corriander and a lotta cloves. some orange, bananas and lemons. spice cake and other malt sweetness. some light wheat and grass hop aromas. excellent nose!

taste: more spice and cloves dominating the first sip. some citrusy flavors and a sweet dessert cake like flavor as well. maybe cinnamon or nutmeg. some hop flavor and yeasty flavors in the finish. i'd like a little more orange flavor to counter the cloves and this would be unbelievable.

mouthfeel: a fairly thick medium body for a hefe. good carbonation and bite, but swallows like a dream. wow. how can something this crisp feels this smooth?

drinkability: dangerously flavorful, dangerously aromatic, dangerously smooth, and dangerously drinkable. thirst quenching and alcohol doesn't hinder. the only thing that slows me even a little is the clove flavor is so dominant, that it can become a little overbearing. however, 500ml gone inna flash!

overall: one of my new favorite hefe weisens. almost as close to perfect as it can be for this style. head was the only thing disappointing, and i may have used a dirty glass, but doubtful. there are a few tweaks to it that i'd like to experience, but other than that, top notch!

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Photo of jhu1995
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a glass beer stein. Appearance was a cloudy/murky gold color. Had a very delicate, white head which rapidly dissipated leaving very nice lacing. Smell and taste was all bananas and cloves. Exceptional and very smooth taste with the banana and clove flavors lingering in the mouth. This is a very tasty beer and one to keep around. Light and refreshing.

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Photo of DogFood11
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I have read about this brewery and it has an interesting story. You can read the short story on the back label but its not as interesting as if you search around the web. In short the brewery was blown up during WWII and was revived later to produce this gem that had been a staple of the munich oktoberfest.

Beautifly crafted. Only a one finger head after a normal pour but it hangs around throughout the gobblage. fairly filtered looking for a heff. Bananna aroma and some northwest hops come out in the smell. Floral tasting on the buds, yeast and barley are in the background but mainly the fruit/bananna are dominant. This brew has a lot going on. Medium body and finishes with some slight sour puckering.

I enjoyed this offering from Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn, I would reccomend this as a transition beer as its tame but has alot of character and well produced.

I could do without the organic labeling but I move on quickly as its a no win deal.

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Photo of cubedbee
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light hazy orange with lots of particles visible floating around. The thin white head lasts 30 seconds before vanishing completely. Nose is dominated by cloves with delicate orange-banana fruitiness lingering in the background. Taste isn't nearly as spicey as the nose suggests---its actually a very wheaty malt taste up front with a light banana and floral hops hitting in the middle and a nice lingering clove aftertaste. Medium bodied with a high level of carbonation, this is quite a refreshing beer. I think I prefer the original, but this is a mighty fine Hefe, organic or not.

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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 1,071 ratings