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

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BA SCORE
91
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547 Reviews
Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Weisen Edel-WeisseSchneider Weisse Tap 4 Weisen Edel-Weisse
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-09-2001

BEER STATS
Reviews:
547
Ratings:
925
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
14.22%
 
 
Wants:
78
Gots:
76
For Trade:
0
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Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a cloudy golden color with lots of yeast floaties. It has a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a rich wheat malt scent that has a mild banana and clove aroma. The taste is good also. It has a smooth wheat malt flavor with a boat load of banana and clove taste. It goes down easy with a fruity yeast and earthy finish. The mouthfeel is good. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is an excellent Weisse beer. It has awesome flavor and aroma; a good drinker.

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Photo of Citadel82
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw yellow with a shortlived white head that recedes to a thin sustained ring around the inside of the glass.

Aroma of cloves and fresh apples.

Taste is cloves, banana, apples, citrus with a dry lemony finish

Light bodied in the mouth and spritzy with loads of fine carbonation.

Very Drinkable, a true summer beer.

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

This brew pours a two toned color with a cloudy light mud like color up top with a pale straw hue at the bottom. There are all sorts of chunky yeast blobs floating throughout this brew, and a firm white head makes this brew look quite appealing. Aromas consist of a mix of banana and clove along with a raw unmalted wheat like note. There is also a slight citrus presence as well. Initial flavors are quite citrusy and fruity with a good dosage of both clove and banana. There is a nice sweet backing of wheat throughout this brew along with a nice creamy body. The finish is sharp and spicy with a nice citrus flavor in the end. Overall this is a nice hefeweizen that probably appeals to those who love to go organic..

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Photo of RedDiamond
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The first thing I noticed about this beer, aside from its confusing litany of names (Schneider Weisse Georg Schneider’s Wiesen Edel-Weisse Hefe-Weizen Ale – a mouthful before it even reaches the glass!) … where was I? Oh yes, the first thing I actually noticed about this beer was the dusty layer of yeast sediment at rest on the floor of the bottle. I prepared for the yeasty, bottle-conditioned ale that was soon to emerge.

Next came the relaxed yellow body capped by a brilliant white head of sustained fizz. The head remained at a full centimeter throughout most of my leisurely consumption of the half-liter bottle. The carbonation was highly energized, producing a spritzy, yeasty aroma teaming with life. I’m absolutely in love with the smell of this beer, which seems to exist at the confluence of Bavarian tartness and Belgian pale yeastiness. The vapors surge past my nasal membranes, enter my bloodstream at the alveolar junction, and rush upwards to my cerebral cortex where they burst forth with merriment and festive glee.

Needless to say, all this festive glee is making it very difficult for me to concentrate. But it would seem that the rest of this beer is characterized by a zesty, yeast-driven taste whose modest acidic balance hints (in the most favorable of ways) at apple cider vinegar. I enjoyed the full effect of this ale which drinks quite nearly like a spry tonic suggestive of medicinal virtues.

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Photo of Sammy
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Malt, citrus hops, spice. Nice balance for its style, unique wheat. Grainly, prickly carbonation. Bittersweet lemony finish. Cloves, ginger, apple, banana. Medium mouthfeel and interesting aroma. Stronger yeast than expected from a wheat, though fruity. Alcohol warming.

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

Sampled on a Sunday afternoon, watching football. This beer pours cloudy, with a straw-yellow color. The head is white, thick and clingy. Fantastic aroma: oranges, apples, banana, clove, black-pepper, hops and yeast. It’s the kind of refreshing, spritzy, fun aroma that I look for in Hefe-Weiszens. Full and fairly smooth mouthfeel….the carbonation can be sensed, but the beer still feels very creamy and soft. Nice wheat and malt flavors in the taste…it’s sweet, but still very refreshing. A nice, spicy hop finish helps. This one is solidly satisfying. I’d like to try the regular version of this brew.

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Photo of KroMagnon
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured this with an extra bottle-swirl to collect the yeast; thus the color was a cloudy yellow-orange which is fine, but the head dissipated much more rapidly than expected for a wheat beer. The aroma was also a little underwhelming, with some fruit and banana and a little phenolic spicy (notes of vanilla and clove) but it could have been bigger. The taste, though, is very good, with more hints of vanilla and caramel on top of a dry beery base with enough hops to balance and a slight tartness that compliments the other flavors without dominating or distracting. The mouthfeel is creamy and rich and overall this is a very drinkable beer. I like this alot; in retrospect what I perceive as a 'weaker' weizen aroma may be due more to my expectations than any flaws in this beer, but try one for yourself and see if I'm right or not.

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Photo of Naerhu
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Deep semi-opaque body, with a pure white fluffy head.
Spicy wheaty smoky corriander clovey nose.
Huge spice on the palate, a tad too spicy to get perfect marks. No bitterness, but a lovely yeasty-ness and zestyness.
Thin mouthfeel, this is the achilles heel of the beer.
I love this stuff.

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

550 ml brown bottle.

Semi-creamy 1/2" white head that fades a bit to a stable, pretty thick sheet that doesn't budge. Chunks of sediment throughout the weizen glass. Some dense lacing with slightly above average strength. Two-toned in color: cloudy, golden at the bottom, cloudy burnt orange at the top.

Bold spiciness; corriander and pepper. A moderate wheat driven aroma with a touch of diacetyl.

Moderate toasted grain flavor; very clean and warming. A peppery spice not nearly as strong as its aroma that compliments the wheat/toasted grain flavors. Moderate carbonation cuts through this weizen's flavors and adds a slight butterscotch character. Well rounded and balanced in terms of flavor. A great tasting organic Weizen!

A shade lighter than medium bodied; Coats the palate well, with a wonderfully mild amount of carbonation.

A highly drinkable ale that's light and refreshing. Probably would be a great drinking summer hefe-weizen, but I'm happy to drink this throughout the year. This is one I'm definitely going back to.

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Photo of clvand0
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a cloudy orange color with a medium head that takes a little while to die off and leaves a tiny bit of lacing on the glass. The aroma is very fruity and has a certain spiciness. Very odd aroma, but I like it. The flavor is very spicy with a nice fruity (apple, maybe banana) character. Nice amount of wheat malt as well. Full bodied for a wheat beer. Very drinkable. Although it is extremely odd, I really enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of allengarvin
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Half-liter bottle, in appropriate glass:

Appearance: Small head for a weizen. Very cloudy straw color.

Aroma: Tart fruity aroma, somewhat spicy.

Flavor/Body: Lots of clove-like spice. Fruitiness tends towards apple-like, with a touch of grapefruit citrus flavor. Earthy finish. Good wheat flavor, with a touch of alcoholic sweetness at the end. Carbonation is low compared to many weizens.

Good, interesting beer, complex and tasty.

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

poured a straw/golden, nice sudsy head that shrunk, but retained a slight head all the way through, banana and spice nose, crisp banana, and spice taste with mild hop bite, well carbonated crisp feel, drinkability is excellent, although, I like wheats with a bit less spice, very good though!

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Photo of revdrjbob
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy/yeasty gold orange, with a dense white head, that clung to the sides of the glass. Little aroma, slight spice, clove, but a huge spicey, banana, clovey, wheaty, wheaty, flavour. Yummo. Finished off with a lingering sweet candied banana flavour, ending dry. Very good.

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

Murky orange.

Subtle, attractive aroma of banana peel, orange and deep clove along with an unexpected spicyness.

Hoppier, bigger in body, drier and more complex than the standard Schneider Weisse. Appealing, solid range of flavors including clove, vanilla, banana and quite a few citrusy fruits. The yeast pour brings delicate mustiness, less fruitiness and more vanilla.

Lovely.

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Photo of canucklehead
4.85/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This looks like almost every other Hefe albiet a little more orange hued but this is a beer to really define the style. This is big citrus and banana esters with a refined and big backbone. Hands down the best Hefe I have ever had and I must say one of the best beers I have tasted. Smooth, refreshing, complex yet challenging, this beer shows why Germany is still one of the great beer nations on the planet.

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

Pours out to a clear dark golden, forming a rocky white head with awesome retention and lacing. Carbonation is moderately strong. Aroma is filled to the brim with just-ripe bananas and cloves, delicate floral German noble hops, and a sprinkle of yeast. Mouthfeel is powdery and zingy with a medium body. The taste is an echo of the aroma, however there is a certain malt-dominance compared to other Hefe-Weizens and leaves a light residual sweetness that emphasizes the bananas and cloves. The body is more dense than typical weizens. There is a slight breeze of alcohol that whips through the beer, and it leaves a lightly dry mouthfeel in the finish. Bitterness is low and it's dangerously drinkable despite it's 6.2% ABV. Adding the yeast dresses it up and smooths it out. As it warms, the malts really flex their muscle and it takes on a touch of apple juice flavor.

A hefe-weizen on steroids and muscle relaxants...a lion and a lamb. This is a seriously good brew good for those days when you don't want a typical light hefe-weizen or a chewy Aventinus...preferring something in-between. Yummy...Me likey! Recommended!

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Photo of kmpitz2
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lets see what we have here. The beer pours a nice light golden color that becomes a darker hazy gold with the addition of the sediment. The head is about 2-3 fingers high, but falls to about an eigth of an inch covering the beer. There is a lot going on in the nose. I'm getting some sourdough bread dough first with the banana taking a back seat to that. There is also a sharpness that reminds me of citrus, but not a particular fruit. After letting the beer warm up, the malts are just overpowering and smell awesome, bumping up my initial score. Wow. I have not had a beer like this before. As in the nose, the banana flavor takes a back seat to the grain. There is a flavor on the front of my tongue that I can't place. This beer has a sour quality that adds a bit to the banana flavor and the creamy texture. It is very well balanced and a treat. This beer has a nice thickness. This is a nice beer to have on the porch in the summer heat. I will want to revisit it in a year or two and see what my tongue tells me.

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Photo of SilentSabre
4.67/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This stuff just screams summer brew. Very light and effervecent. The spicy banana smell will nearly knock you down! Amazing! Tons of spice, banana, clove, yeast, and bread in the smell and taste. This stuff is fantastic. You'd never know this stuff is 6.2% abv. It's very easy to drink. Definately a good hot weather brew.

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

This may be the spiciest tasting wheat beer I've had (almost too much so). As I got used to it, it became more appealing. Not as dark as the hefe, and not as full bodied. Quite a blast to the taste buds, however! I've never had the non-organic version, so I can't compare. Definitely worth trying for any wheat beer fan.

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

Although quite similar to the original Edel-Weisse, this Hefe is just different enough to be noticeable. And those differences are mostly quite good.

The blend of Hallertau and Cascade hops give this bier a bit mor bite and hoppier finish than the orig. The aroma is also very nice and dry. There did seem to be little less carbonation than you would typically find in a Schneider product, but that's about it fo negatives.

This is yet another example of a finely crafted bier form G. Schneider & Sohn.

Prost!

John

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

Pours out a slightly cloudy straw color with a bright white head. Tastes nice... oh so nice! Maybe amoung the best brews of the style I've ever sampled. This is a spicey complex brew that is not like all the other wheat beers out there. The fact that this one is organc really makes my mouth melt. I'm enjoying it, you should go out and enjoy this one too if you can find it.

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

16.9 oz. Bottle. Picked this up in Dallas. Not available here in Wichita.

Appearance: Before I got the good stuff off the bottom, this was a lightly hazy, golden beer. The amount of bead was amazing. After the sediment from the bottle was added, this beer turned a murky, golden brown. Much darker than I expected. The head was white and coarse, dissipating quickly. The huge sustained bead kept a thin layer of foam on top of the beer at all times. A light sprinkling of lace was left behind.

Smell: Typical wheat aroma, but with a little more breadiness than usual, giving it a heavy bottom end. Wheat and grasses combined with lemon, coriander, and a hint of clove.

Mouthfeel: Thin- to medium bodied and a little chewy. Lively carbonation feel in the mouth.

Taste: A little bit of wheat and grain, but not enough to compete with the citrus. This one has a definite sourness to it. A nice, thick maltiness also comes through, as well as mild spices. Everything lingers into the aftertaste, where a noticeable yeast character arises.

A good hefe with more of a sour hit than is usual for the style.

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

pours a nice cloudy yellow with a moderate pillowy head that softenes after a while, but still remains. lots of chunky crap (i.e. yeast) floating about in the glass. the smell is really nice, and quite near perfect for a hefe: lemon citrusy, some hops and wheat and a touch of spice. nice. the taste is really outstanding for a hefe and great as a summer brew. citrus lemon, cream, and wheat are present all around. juicy and refreshing. very flavourful. i would have jacked the carbonation up a bit on this one, but other than that, it's quite smooth. this brew was surprisingly enjoyable and i'd be happy to sample it again, especially in the warm summer months.

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Photo of Beastdog75
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the USDA certified organic version of Schneider's Wiesen Edel-Weisse. It still has the same eye-catching lime green label color, but the layout of the label itself is slightly different (the carnival scene is much smaller than the one on the regular version). This label also has an ingredient list, whereas the non-organic version lacked one. I thought I would give this one a try, and see if it was any different than the non-organic version. Surprisingly, I thought there were enough flavor differences, and in the end I actually prefer this one.

This brew at first pours a light gold color that is slightly hazy. That changes when the yeast is added, which makes the brew go from slightly hazy to very cloudy. A thin head forms and lasts for around 1 minute. The aroma was of your typical hefeweizen, spices and cloves, with the addition of banana and some citrus. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated and smooth: very good for the style. The brew hits the tastebuds like a normal hefe at first, because the spice/clove flavors immediately jump out at you. A nice mix of flavors come out, including some ripe fruity flavors of banana, apple, pear, and some cinnamon too. One of the ingredients on the label read "organic Cascade hops" and they are indeed here, lending a mellow but still noticable citric twang to the beer, and lending some dryness in the finish too (organic Hallertauers are here too). This is not quite as sweet as the non-organic, and has a definite raw and earthy quality (probably helped out by the hops and some of the wheaty flavors in the brew). Aftertaste has some dryness, spiciness, and flavors of ripe fruits (bananas and pears). The brew concludes with a little alcoholic warmth.

This is a nice hefeweizen. I felt it was more complex than its non-organic sibling. Very enjoyable. A good beer to contemplate during a hot summer day.

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Photo of Sixpack595
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I love summer. Perfect excuse to drink every wiesen I can get my hands on. Coudy golden yellow with a thick cap of white foam that lasts to the (not at all) bitter end. Yeasty aroma ripe with bannana and citrus fruit. Great taste with spicy, fruity notes of a malty base. Great beer if somewhat thin in the mouthfeel.

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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 925 ratings.
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