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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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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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, significantly yeasty amber with the suggestion of orange when backlit. The bone white head is tight-bubbled with an almost featureless surface. My prediction is perseverance and a clean glass (which turned out to be true). I can read foam like a gypsy reads tea leaves.

Clove, clove and more clove. If anyone doubts that hefe weizen yeast imparts spicy, clove-like esters to beer, or doesn't know what clove smells like, have them smell this one. There's nothing else about the relatively low-wattage nose, banana for instance, that makes me think hefe weizen.

As often happens, the flavor is better than the nose. The beer is still significantly clove spicy and banana has now entered the picture. I think I'll start rating my hefe weizens on something I'll call a banan-o-meter. This one gets a 3.5/5.0, maybe even a 4.0. Damn, I waffle as much on my newly invented banan-o-meter as I do on the appearance, smell, taste, etc.

More malt would have been nice since the beer isn't quite as full or as sweet as I prefer. Interestingly, I couldn't pick up any Cascade hoppiness. What's that you say? Cascade? Dedicated label readers will discover that good ol' American citric hops are added to the kettle. As much as I love Cascade, I'm not sure that using them in a hefe weizen is such a great idea. It doesn't really matter, though, since I can't taste them anyway.

The mouthfeel is on the lighter end of the style spectrum and is zippily carbonated. That's okay since those characteristics contribute to a high degree of drinkability. Just because I prefer something else doesn't mean I can't appreciate this mouthfeel for what it is.

Wiesen Edel-Weisse is a good, light-bodied, clove-intensive hefe weizen that is wonderfully quenching and could be consumed in quantity if one was so inclined. I have a feeling that after a hot, sweaty afternoon of trudging along behind the lawn mower, popping the cap on one of these would be a tremendously rewarding experience.

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Photo of Hunter
3.12/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy apricot with a wispy head thsat gives up the ghost 60 seconds after the pour.

Wheat malt in the nose, some banana-citrus esters playing about as well.

Taste is slightly sharp, wheaty and bland. Little to no aftertaste and a thin mouthfeel.

Not bad, but not particularly complex either.

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Photo of oberon
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours just a slightly hazy straw color with a white one finger head that is gone quite quickly,love the aromas clovey spice and banana with a light iron note underneath it all.This is a real hefty weisse at 6.2% like the same non organic version I have yet to try very sturdy full mouthfeel.Very wheaty flavor profile along with a clove aspect just enough citrus/lemon underneath to keep it from being one dimensional.A damn fine weisse and big to boot.

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Photo of thechaacster
4.94/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazed gold with a thick, creamy head that settles to a nice thick lace. The chunky yeast may be off putting to some, but I suggest that you give it a good hard pour regardless. Mouth watering aroma of fresh apple cider, tangy and spicy. The combination of American hops with German wheat and yeasts make this one of the most unique beers I have tried. Fruit and spice character is all over the map, with apple, banana, pear, lemon, clove, pepper, and more substantial hop bitterness than your average hefe. Dangerously drinkable, this is a godlike treat for weizen lovers. My all-time favorite.

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

Pours a cloudy yellow, huge thick foamy white head, leaves a clingy lace in the glass, aroma of wheat, bananas and spices. Flavors of wheat, banana-clove yeasty flavor. Nice body clean and crisp, carbonated mouthfeel, very refreshing another one of my favorites.

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Photo of carln26
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep hazy straw gold color with a thick fluffy head. Excellent carbonation in the form of champagne bubbles rises to the top of the glass. The aroma has layers of banana, clove, a little orange, and a bit of bubblegum on the finish. The flavor is sweet up front and lacks the banana and orange I found in the nose. Hmmmm. Tastes more like a traditional American wheat than a Hefe. Crisp, refreshing mouth feel, decent drinakbility.

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

Slightly cloudy, golden with an initial foamy white head that quickly dies to a thin cover.

Aroma is lemony/citrusy, with an organic yeasty smell that is very reminiscent of Schneider Weisse (not surprising, since they both are made by the same brewery). Which in my opinion is a good thing, don't get me wrong! But now, I'm not sure I can review this in any way except as a comparison to that other excellent beer.

Flavor is nice and wheaty with a solid lemon citrus overtone. Very nice and refreshing mouthfeel, with good drinkability. I could easily have several of these sitting on the patio, or in a biergarten, or at the pool.

To me, this is Schneider Weisse light. It's really good, and light and refreshing, not nearly as heavy, and actually more drinkable for that reason. But the down side is that the flavors are not as rich and full. Good in its own right, but not quite up to its big brother.

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

Pours a hazy gold with a thin ivory head. No lace. Smells of banana and lemon. Light hints of clove.

Taste is spicy and lemony. Hints of banana. Sweet wheat malt. Mouth is crisp but a bit thin. Certainly drinkable but nothing special as far as hefes go.

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

Pours a cloudy chicken broth color with a slight tan hue. Minimal head that dissipated to nothing and lots of carb action. Bottom of bottle has evidence of yeast.

Slight cookie, banana, and bready caramel malt aroma with a spicy hop smell.

Moderately sweet and lightly acidic grainy caramel malt taste with a slight spicy tangerine hop flavor.

Light body, slightly watery and syrupy texture, soft and almost flat carbonation, and a smooth finish.

Drinkability is good, the best organic offering for this style that I've tried.

Updated 02/08/09 after reading the previous review I think that was a different beer. This one almost blew the top off.

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Photo of LuckySevens82
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml Bottle
Pours a very hazy straw/orange color with a nice slightly off-white head.
Smell is heavy wheat, cloves, banana, sorta musty actually, and maybe a little floral (actually smells kinda like carnations).
Taste is very nice. Slight wheat tartness followed by slight clove, pretty heavy banana, and just a hint of floralness to the beer. Very smooth with just a hint of spicy german hops.
Mouthfeel is as to be expected, very easy drinking. Perhaps a bit thin at the end, but overall nice.
Overall, a great wheat beer. Not 100% sure what the flavor difference between the organic Edel-Weisse and the non-organic is, but I don't think I'd have a hard time drinking another of either.

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

Pours a light and shimmering gold in color with a bit of sediment if disturbed with a fluffy white head that left a thin layer throughout the glass. Nose is really fruity, also quite spicy. Taste is very nice, smooth and crisp, lots of fruit particularly banana. Heavy, heavy clove presence, more than most hefes, quite nice. Highly drinkable beverage, I could drink a lot of this.

Slàinte!

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Photo of jimbotrost
3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy ddep gold hue in the pour, medium white head and sediment.Aroma is definitely yeast dominated some fruitiness, some slight citris, some slight spice. Flavor is very sweet, fruity and very light except for some syrupiness on the tongue. Finish is sweet, not cloying, suprisingly crisp. Nice drinkable beer.

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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 1,059 ratings
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