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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany | website

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:
543
Ratings:
913
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
14.22%
 
 
Wants:
78
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75
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Photo of The_Mad_Capper
4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The aroma is pleasant with lots of clove and bubblegum with some lemon zest. The cloudy body is a surprisingly deep dull amber. The flavor is dominated by succulent banana and clove with a backbone of hop bitterness and alcohol; there is a hint of orange and grapefruit. The body is medium-light but well carbonated, making it somewhat frothy with a prickly bite. There is a little dryness from the alcohol. The subtle malt lingers and leaves a nutty, marshmallow-like aftertaste.

Delicious, not overly sweet. Smooth, spicy, lightly citrusy, and punctuated with some bitterness and alcohol. The absence of pronounced yeasty sourness is welcome. Very refreshing and quaffable.

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Photo of Fear4Beer
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Awesome brew! Bananas, bubble gum, smooth, easy drinking, low IBU, USDA organic, and one of the best Hefes I've ever tasted!

This is the same beer as this one:
http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/72/759/?sort=recent&start=0

The one in this listing is the American market version and the link above is what it is called in Germany.

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Photo of MartzMimic
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%

Foam spills from the bottle upon opening. Pours a hazy orange with a substantial white head. The aroma and taste are both bready with clove and banana. Very refreshing. Medium mouth with little aftertaste. Very well done, and on par with their other beers.

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Photo of doktorhops
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Finally I get around to a Schneider Weisse beer. I have been threatening to review one of their brews ever since I reviewed the mighty Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier years ago (and that threat was actually to review the Tap 6 Unser Aventinus which I tried in my craft beer infancy and have had no luck getting since). It has been a long road to get my hands on a Schneider Weisse - they really should think more about getting in to the Australian market [purely for my sake of course]. Anyway I have "my green" and now I'm going to enjoy it.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Weizen glass.

A: Hazy with a gold and amber body and a firm 2cm cream head. Plenty of bubble action going on in the glass with some interesting patterns forming of their own accord.

S: Spicy clove phenols upfront on the nose and rather a bit of a nice dominating aroma for this Weizen. Hints of banana bread and herbaceous hops also give some body to the fragrance but it's the clove phenols that really stand out.

T: In a word: Fantastic! There is quite a lot more going on with the flavour profile of this Weizen - spice from cloves, pepper and cardamom mix in with lemon citrus, herbaceous hops, bitter orange and a hint of banana which lingers in the background.

M: Not so fantastic, certainly not as good as the Weihenstephaner Hefe in this respect - medium bodied with excitable carbonation, it's missing the "creamy" feel of a great Weizen.

D: Well this is a Weizen that takes no prisoners. It has some characteristics that really make it stand apart from Weihenstephaner's classic Hefe and in fact that is one of the reasons I rate this brew so highly - it has something Weihenstephaner doesn't have: bold spices and lemon/orange action going on. If that is something that you look for in a Weizen then look no further than Mein Grünes, a superlative brew, prost!

Food match: Roast and cured meats are a winner with this exciting ale, along with any other bold spicy flavoured foods you can get your hands on.

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Photo of Mackemsteve
3.33/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours beautifully with a good lacey head that lasts for most of the drink. Lovely golden color and a nice aroma but overly hoppy in flavour for my palate and a little too much on the bitter side too. Still a very decent drink though, but far from being a favourite.

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Photo of Intrinsic
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours with a huge, fluffy white head with very nice lacing and great retention. It's a beautiful orange-gold colour, nice and hazy. The smell is quite interesting, consisting mostly of hops which is obviously unusual for this type of beer. Lots of hop flavour too, with a very refreshing feel. This is top quality hefeweizen.

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Photo of beerdrifter
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Hazy yellow-amber pour with a two finger foamy white head with decent retention and lacing. The nose is earthy and spicy with hints of lemon, yeast, banana, clove, grass, wheat, and white pepper. The taste is herbal and complex with hints of lemon, clove, white pepper, corriander, subtle tangerine, banana, pear, apple, and grass. The mouthfeel is crisp and light bodied with fizzy carbonation and a nice tangy, dry finish. Overall, this is another world class offering from Schneider Weisse, especially considering I'm not a Weizen guy. It's really refreshing and hugely drinkable.

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Photo of logicalparadox
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale, slightly hazy amber. Nice looking head, creamy white, lingers a while. Smells much maltier than a typical heffe of the sort I'm familiar with, with some notes of toast and honey. Taste is malty, more like an October-fest marzen than a heffe, but not unlikable. Subtle bubble gum in the background. Not my favorite of the style, but good.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle was poured into a hefeweizen glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a two finger head that reduced to a small puffy layer. It is a hazy pale orange with some vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Bananas, clove, wheat, and vanilla.

Taste: Tastes almost like banana bread. Chewy wheat, vanilla, and clove.

Mouthfeel: Refreshing, chewy, medium bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty awesome hefeweizen. This brewery puts awesome beers.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into an Erdinger Weissbrau weissbier glass. The pour is fairly clear with just a little haze. It sports 2-3 fingers of dense white foam. Retention isn't as good as I'd like. The nose has lots of sweet cereal-like notes, bananas, cloves, and baking spices.

Light body and good flavor up front. I get those crisp, slightly tart notes from the wheat, a little lemon, some bananas, bread, and clove. Sadly, rather than build to a crescendo, the flavor fades noticeably near the back of the throat. It's surprising because there's ample carbonation to open up the palate. The finish is little more than a briefly lingering banana-like flavor. A very nice flavor, but a rather disappointing finish for such a fine brewer. Still, it's refreshing and sessionable and I do enjoy drinking it.

I may try this beer again. Perhaps the bottle I purchased was a bit old and the hops, though certainly not center-stage in this style, were too faded to provide the spicy, peppery kick I felt was missing on the back end of this one. An outstanding beer, but judging from this one tasting it's not quite up to the level of the 2 or 3 best offerings of this style.

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Photo of flyingpig
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle from Beers of Europe (£2.79):
Cloudy yellow to amber with a 2-fingers tall, white and foamy head that has great retention, leaving some nice lacing too.

Citrus lemon notes upfront with plenty of wheat, yeast and coriander as always with this style of beer. There is some lively orange zest and some banana too although this quite faint and definitely not as strong as with some other German hefeweizens and there is some spice right at the end.

Wheat and light coriander to begin along with some banana that comes across stronger than it did with the aroma. There is some light spice coming through along with some citrus flavours and a slightly floral taste and the tiniest hint of alcohol right at the end as well.

Medium bodied and soft with a very smooth feel with good carbonation and a touch of fizz. Touches of creaminess and very easy to drink.

An excellent beer as I expected, one of the best I've tried from the brewery although they have all been good for the most part. A little stronger than usual for the style but a nice change up and one I'd have again.

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

500 ml bottle into weizen glass, bottled on 2/21/2013. Pours hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big orange zest, pear, apple, banana, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, light bubblegum, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, hop, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big orange zest, banana, pear, apple, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, light bubblegum, floral, grass, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of orange, banana, pear, apple, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, light bubblegum, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance, complexity, and robustness of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; with a great balance of malt/spiciness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent hefeweizen. All around great balance, complexity, and robustness of malt, hop, and yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Haydn-Juby
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Perfect appearance for a German Hefe. A golden orange color with a good yeasty haze to it. About two fingers of very creamy yet slightly soapy looking head. Carbonation is easily visible in bubbles streaming up and down the sides of the glass.

S: I'm not picking up all that much on the smell honestly. There is a bit of clove and some sweetness but nothing is represented in extreme clarity. It's good though.

T: Clove and a slight hint of banana and maybe just a trace of bubblegum are evident. It's not over done or medicinal like some Hefe's and its just nicely done. Bready and sweet malts are present as well perhaps a bit more then I've come to expect from a Hefe perhaps due to the slightly higher then normal ABV. This is a very good thing though and IMO makes it able to stand up to some foods that a Hefe normally would feel right with.

M: Crisp clean and refreshing. Its very soft on the mouth though. It's not overly bubbly to the extent that it feels prickly or sharp but just enough so to balance out the medium sized body and give a sense of cleansing to the drinker.

O: A great beer overall. I could see multiple food pairings with this beer. Perhaps too expensive for my liking but I could easily see my self buying large quantities at a lower price.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picture perfect bier, really great organic lighter shade of a weisse beer from Schneider, Cloudy orange golden, billowing off white head forms thick chunky lacing down the sides of my glass. First whiff gives you loads of banana, clove, and spicy character from the yeast strain. Perfectly balanced this Wiesen Edel-Weisse is a work of art, perfect interplay of wheat, citrus character, grassy hay, clove, and bananas and bubblegum nothing overpowers finishes somewhat clean and super refreshing. Hands down the best organic beer I've ever had. A bit of dry chalky character is added to the bier once you pour the rest of the yeast sediment into the glass, this proves the theory that beer is food.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A: Cloudy yellow with some darker brown hues. The fluffy white head stands at an impressive three finger height and retains very well. Clumps of foamy lacing stick to the glass.

S: Yeasty and spicy. Fruit blossoms, incense, chalky, subtle white pepper and clove. Green bananas. Wheaty and bready. A memorable nose that pops.

T: As in the nose, the yeast really leads. Chalky, and maybe even a little musty. Hint of white pepper. A touch medicinal. Green banana. Apple blossom. Walnut. Bready wheat and dough. Banana bread, peppery spice, and yeast on the finish.

M: Medium-light body. Airy and creamy. Highly effervescent.

O: A nice hefeweizen. Very yeast forward and raw, even for the style. Distinct and unique.

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

@ Double Windsor, Brooklyn NY

Cloudy honey color with a messy white head. I was sloshing quite a bit so I know this beer rouses well. Smells like clove and potpourri. A bit nutty. Taste is heavy on clove, light on 'nana. Again the malt has a nutty toffee lean and there's a sweet, floral finish.

I'm more of a banana man myself but if you're a clove kinda guy or gal I could see where this would paddle your canoe.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From 11/05/13 notes. Had this at Radegast in Brooklyn, served in a 0.5L weiss glass.

a - Pours a somewhat clear golden-yellow color with two fingers of fluffy slightly off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks pretty nice.

s - Smells of bananas, cloves, light citrus hops, fruit, honey, spices, pepper, yeast, bready malts, grains, and dough. Very nice nose with some good banana and citrus up front.

t - Tastes of dough, biscuit malts, bready malts, light bananas, cloves, spice, pepper, yeast, earthy notes, wheat, and grains. Little more malt and less fruit here, good though.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Body is super smooth and creamy and it is very easy to drink. You could definitely have a few of these.

o - Overall a very good beer; one of the better German hefeweizens in the US that you can find pretty easily. Nice bananas up front and super easy to drink, would recommend and would have again for sure.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a glass beer boot

Honey yellow with light carbonation leading to a thick, fluffy white three finger foam cap. Faint lacings .

Aroma of hops and banana yeast. Hint of citrus.

Traditional Wiesse beer taste, hint of banana. Light mouthfeel. Light carbonation. Smooth, slight bitterness on the side if the tongue. Smooth finish.

Great smooth drinking Wiesse beer. Worthy of multiple repeats, preferably on a hot summer day.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

A very nice complex weizen. Definitely do not forget to swirl the bottle before pouring as it is a better tasting beer with the sediment. 4

A – Poured a clear golden (without disturbing the sediment) with a white/white dense one-finger head. Good head retention. Lacing pour. After swirling the beer it poured an appropriately cloudy faded gold color. 4

S – Spicey over top of citrus notes, wheaty, minor clove over top of even fainter banana. 4.25

T – Slightly peppery, wheaty and bready. 3.75

MF – A bit thin, light bodied, medium dry finish with some lasting sharpness on the palate. 3.5

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Photo of Jacobob10
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Tap #4 Weisen Edel-Weiss. Date on bottle says "13.186". Guessing that means it was bottled on the 186th day of 2013, which puts it around July 5th?

Appearance: Beautiful, hazy, orange colored beer with a large, frothy white head. Really good looking beer.

Smell: Tons of your typical hefe aromas like banana and clove, mixed in with some citrus. Bready wheat malts and sourdough yeast. Top notch.

Taste: Medium bodied with a thick texture. Very chewy compared to a regular hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel: Something is lacking here. There is a strong twang in the finish. Does not go down as easy as it seems like it should. Maybe the strength of the ABV has something to do with it.

Overall: One-step away from being a world class beer. Needs to be more drinkable to reach it's full potential. Just slightly too abrasive on the palate. Really good beer overall though.

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Photo of papat444
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500ml. bottle, bottling date 13.151.

Appearance: Totally hazy, golden body, good-sized creamy head.

Smell: Strong banana, like pureed style; wheat profile, bready, slightly floral.

Taste: Banana chips as well as mashed up bananas, some tangy spices in the middle, hops show some teeth.

Mouthfeel: Long feel from start to finish.

Overall: A nice liquid meal, very well done.

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Photo of pkalix
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

typical Weiss-colored brew. bright and golden with some foam on top. beautiful pour.
smells rich and fruity; yeasty and wheat-y....
taste is full. lots of richness to it. very typical of a wheat, Weiss. very nice. I have to admit I burned out on this style a couple years ago, but I can still offer a fair review. just finished a Tap 6, this one is less intense, lighter, and richer. others are saying a green apple flavor, but I can still get a little banana from this. maybe it's the tartness....
overall, a solid hefe. I've had this one before, but not reviewed it. I purchased it because I was running out of options at the local Total Wine (maybe I AM drinking a bit too much lately....) and wanted a decent brew to help tide me over while I nurse myself back to health.... the Tap 6 was good. I think Tap 5 is next? or the Dr. Tongue? two hefes in a row, three wheats in a row, may be too much for my sensitive taste buds...

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Photo of Jwale73
3.28/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

500ml bottle served in a tulip (didn't bring a weizen glass on vacation). Label reads Wiesen Edel-Weisse, so I'm not sure of the bottle age. Pours a caramel hue with a slight haze to the clarity and a loose, butter-colored head that immediately disperses into nothing. Copious tiny bubbles adhere to the walls of the glass and effervesce in-solution. Nose is not what I expected - tart green apples fermenting towards cider, a bready character and cut grass. Taste consistent with nose; however, a bit duller and also a little wet cardboard towards the back. Mouthfeel is light and lively with some astringency. Overall, less than impressed with this beer. Not sure if it's past its prime, but really doesn't possess any of the attributes I've come to associate with the style.

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Photo of TruePerception
3.38/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

Schneider Weisse Tap 4 George Schnieder's Weisen Edel-Weisse: Appearance: cloudy apple cider look; Smell: faint apple cider scent; Taste/Mouthfeel: apple pie dough; pretty good

Poured into a pint glass

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This review is of the tap 4 Weisen Edel-Weisse. Light amber colored. Good clarity. Millimeter thin layer of foam on top. Enticing banana and fresh baked sourdough bread aroma. Refreshing on the front of the palate. I get a lot of wheat on the forefront and some light clove on the back of the palate. Another sip and I swear I get a bit of sourdough pretzel flavoring. Fairly elaborate for a style that tends to be pretty simple.

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