Tap 1: Meine Helle Weisse
Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn

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Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #6
Ranked #5,468
4.12 | pDev: 12.14%
May 04, 2022
Feb 19, 2001
Tap 1: Meine Helle WeisseTap 1: Meine Helle Weisse
Notes: Formerly Tap 1 Mein Blondes.

Enjoying the moment in high spirits: "Meine helle Weisse" - a bright wheat beer with the original Schneider Weisse aroma, full-bodied and intensive. Its mild freshness is reviving and lifts the senses. The perfect companion for daydreaming on a summer's afternoon - Bavarian zest for life!

Hops: Hallertauer Tradition, Hallertauer Saphir.

14 IBU
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4 by CRObighit2 from Canada (ON) on May 04, 2022
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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

Schneider Weisse 'Tap 1 Meine Helle Weisse' @ 4.9% , served from a 500 ml can
A-pour is a light gold from the can to a hazy gold in the glass with a large white head leaving a spotty lace along the weizen glass
T-good German hefeweizen
MF-mild carbonation , medium body
Ov-outstanding beer , yup
prost LampertLand

Apr 30, 2022
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3.87/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by AlexandraDen from Canada (ON)

Pours a distinctively cloudy, golden-yellow with that beautiful foamy, rocky three finger white head. In my Weihenstephan glass, it looks gorgeous.

Great deep aromas of wheat and bread, a very lightly toasted aroma. Some banana and cloves in there as well, with a background of grassy hops. Nice malts and a hint of vanilla.

Wheat and bread, mild banana and general spice, and some yeasty esters intermingling with the malt backbone. A light touch of hops only at the beginning that is floral and grassy in nature, it fades into the typical hefeweizen flavours and a mild sweetness that is nicely balanced.

Light bodied, nice medium amount of carbonation that gives it a nice bite on the palate. Mild and subtle finish that is reminiscent of the banana and clove, yeasty bread and malt body of the beer.

As hefeweizens are the beers that got me into drinking good quality/craft/local, it took entirely too long to come back. I started with Weihenstephaner a few months ago and now I’m finally on Schneider Weisse Helle Weisse. Schneider Weisse is no slouch, their Aventinus (and the Eisbock) is pretty legendary in my mind. Considering that this is a lighter beer, I’m judging according to that. It is a tad more watery on the palate than other hefes, but the flavours are all there, just much more subtle. Makes this an eminently drinkable beer, but I do love my explosive flavours. I wish more from their Tap series was available in Canada. All we got is this and Aventinus. The Eisbock literally isn’t even on the website anymore (I bought literally the last 6 of them in all of Ontario). Disappointing because I love all of their beers.

For what it’s worth, this is still an excellent Hefeweizen. I can’t rank it as high as it stands here on BA but it’s still nuanced, delicious, and easy drinking.

Mar 24, 2022
4.05 by clm9 from North Carolina on Feb 20, 2022
3.9 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 14, 2022
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3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by frbnsn from Illinois

Good beer. Better in winter, but not the best.

Jan 25, 2022
4.08 by CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania on Dec 25, 2021
3.9 by carrcolind from District of Columbia on Nov 27, 2021
4.25 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON) on Nov 13, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Anders91 from California

Look: nice golden white with a medium white head

Smell: banana, malt, and wheat

Taste: banana, wheat, and malt.

Feel: super smooth, just the right amount of carbonation

Nov 02, 2021
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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Tony787 from Canada (ON)

I bought a can at the lcbo in Ontario 500ml at 4.9%.
poured a 2finger creamy head into glass smell of fresh vanilla
overall a great wheat beer look taste and smell.

Sep 15, 2021
4.03 by shelby415 from Oregon on Aug 25, 2021
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4.91/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by ATL6245 from Georgia

This is a wonderful lighter version of Tap 7. Lighter but plenty of flavor and aroma. Great head retention. No one does it better than Schneider & Sohn. World class. Sets the standard.

Aug 15, 2021
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3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Roguer from Connecticut

Excellent head production; OK retention. Cloudy amber body, as expected.

Nose is fairly classic, if straight-forward, Hefe aroma, with prominent clove and second fiddle banana. Not much else going on, but it doesn't really need anything else.

Surprisingly thin and watery on the palate. Yes, it's sub-5% ABV, and yes, it's literally named "Light White," but I still expect more bodily heft from any good Hefe. The result is that this is a wheat beer you could absolutely crush, perhaps perfect for Summer, but it's much thinner than I prefer from a German Hefe.

Flavor suffers a touch from the watery mouthfeel. Light citrus up front; bright and light balanced hops in the middle, along with a doughy, semi-sweet malt base accented by clove notes; strong banana notes on the finish.

Again, a good light beer to crush during outdoor drinking in the Summer months, but for my tastes, it's a good-but-not-special Hefe.

Jul 12, 2021
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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Sigmund from Norway

500 ml bottle, bought in Germany. ABV is 5.2%. Hazy golden colour, large head. Lovely weissbier aroma, plenty of cloves, some banana too but not as much as in some other hefes. Cloves also in the flavour, which is light bodied, refreshing and not too sweet. A slightly lemony finish. A very enjoyable hefe!

Jun 02, 2021
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3.34/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Spike from England

500ml can.
L: Sensational hazy burnt orange colour with clouds of micro bubbles rising to a creamy white head.
S: Light caramel malt plus some cloves (but not much).
T: Orange peel, a hint of spice, a hint of banana. Bitterness is light.
F: Yikes! Watery.
O: The blurb says “full-bodied and intensive”. Not getting any of that. Looks great but the aroma and taste is dialled well back and mouthfeel is so-so. Not what I was expecting. This is a light beer - refreshing but otherwise meh.

Jun 02, 2021
4.22 by Roejogan from Canada (BC) on Jun 02, 2021
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3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by pootz from Canada (ON)

Can - pours a hazy gold ale with a fluffy 3 finger white cap that lasts...Aroma is milder version of Schneider original...cloves, banana, grains some yeasty funk...Flavour is a milder version of Schneider original weisse....light clove-fruity esters, soft maltiness...quenching wet finish...soft mouthfeel ans a tad watery for me...good wheat to just down after a workout in hot weather

May 20, 2021
3.66 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation on Apr 15, 2021
3.75 by octortus from Canada (ON) on Dec 08, 2020
3 by koolkitty from England on Dec 04, 2020
4.1 by arzt from Russian Federation on Nov 23, 2020
4.25 by Long813 from Canada (ON) on Nov 11, 2020
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3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by JonnoWillsteed from England

L- Mid to dark gold, pours with slight haze and 5mm fine looking white head. (Ps 10mins later, holds well).
S- A lovely spicy nose on this one.
T- Absolutely in the Weiss style, subtle blend of spicy notes.
F- It's relatively light though at 4.9%. Paulaner and Augustiner (IIRC) have estimable Weiss's up around 5.4-5.6% which seems enough to really amp up the feel. And then some of the same old-trad brewers who annually brew their Festbier for Oktoberfest, I've had several of them and they come in around 6.5%. Drink them and you've a pretty solid proposition, ... hence why this seems a bit light to me!
O- It has clean lines, nothing objectionable to note, and pretty vibrant spice notes. As^ I wouldn't mind a bit more Oomph, but for others this would be tasty yet easy-going, and quite sessionable for others.
500ml bottle bought from TremblingMadness/York/UK for home delivery to London. BB: 12/05/2021

Oct 30, 2020
3.84 by SFNC from North Carolina on Aug 25, 2020
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4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

500 mL can from the LCBO; labelled "Helle Weisse Weissbier", which is apparently one of this beer's aliases. Dated Feb 22 2020 and served slightly chilled.

Pours cloudy, translucent and effervescent - its golden blonde-coloured body is crowned with two fingers of foamy, sparkling white head that dissipates steadily. Within five minutes or so, it has been weathered down to a creamy, half-inch cap and collar; minimal lace from the pour, but you do get some deposition as the level drops. The nose is dominated by clean, bready wheat malts, together with notes of banana, clove, orange peel and grassiness. So far, so good.

A very solid hefe, one which colours entirely within the lines. It starts off with grainy malts and bready wheat sweetness, with flavours of banana, apple flesh and orange peel coming to mind by mid-sip. The tail end is much the same, with the addition of some spicy phenolics that impart flavours of clove, as well as a light brushing of grassy noble hops. Bready sweetness, banana and spice linger into the aftertaste, which takes a second or two to fade after each gulp. Light in body, with spritzy, aggressive carbonation that scrubs the surface of the palate with each sip; feels crisp and refreshing, exactly like a hefeweizen should feel.

Final Grade: 4.05, an A-. Schneider Weisse hasn't disappointed me yet. Their Tap 1 Helle Weisse is admittedly a fair bit more reserved with its spiciness when compared to their Original Tap 7 - which may or may not be to your liking, but it definitely makes Tap 1 the more sessionable of the two, IMO... though not necessarily more unique and/or interesting. Digressions aside, the takeaway is that Helle Weisse is a fantastic product that I must enthusiastically recommend to any BAs with an appreciation for Bavarian weissbiers.

Aug 24, 2020
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4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by VABA from Virginia

Pours a hazy amber golden color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has slight banana, clove and wheat hints
The taste follows the nose with slight banana, clove and wheat flavors
A medium bodied well carbonated crisp beer
A good Hefeweizen

Aug 23, 2020
4.35 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Jul 24, 2020
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3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Very hazy thick creamy white foam. Nose is very light with delicate clove and banana. Follows the nose = light on the flavor as well. Citrus, clove, spice, light banana, and wheat malt. Big medium body with alot of soft prickly carbonation that gives way to a soft finish that's dry. I much prefer the regular wheat beer.

Jul 21, 2020
4.02 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Jul 21, 2020
3.81 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Jul 21, 2020
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3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

From a 500 ml can purchased at the LCBO for $3.35 CDN. Listed as Helle Weisse Weissbier. I'm pretty certain this is Tap 1.

Appeareance - Dark hazy golden color with honey brown hues. Three fingers of loose white head are poured and the staying power is substantial.

Smell - Big time banana and some subtle cloves and pepper. Bready qualities throughout. Really inviting.

Taste - Banana, hints of clove, rather subdued in flavor compared to the nose. Quite tasty, but given the smells emanating from this brew - I was expecting an bit more intensity in terms of flavor.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied, fizzy almost gassy but and easy sipper on a hot day. Finish is medium and spritzy soft carbonation on the tongue.

Overall - A very aromatic and easy to drink hefe, that is alot like Tap 7, just dialed back to 80%. For those preferring a softer easier drinking hefe - the high scores for this are apparent. Personally I like to be beaten over the head with bananas, wheat and clove when dealing with hefe's so I'd stick to tap 7, but this is a nice alternative.

Jul 20, 2020
3.94 by tbeer40 from New Jersey on Jul 15, 2020
3.5 by eldoctorador from Chile on Jun 25, 2020
3.41 by Macamah from England on Mar 15, 2020
4.37 by NorbertB1974 from Germany on Mar 13, 2020
4.04 by misteil from Ireland on Feb 23, 2020
Tap 1: Meine Helle Weisse from Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
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