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

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Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
Ranked #6
Ranked #5,954
4.11 | pDev: 11.92%
May 27, 2023
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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Rated by BillyNoonan from Ireland

3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Light and refreshing. Maybe a little too subtle for it's type but otherwise excellent
May 27, 2023
Rated: 4.27 by waudozer from Canada (BC)

May 21, 2023
Rated: 4 by Tuivye

Apr 16, 2023
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Reviewed by scott451 from Canada (ON)

3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured a500ml can into a pint glass. A two finger white head on a cloudy dirty peach. The head soon diminishes to a thin layer.
A bready smell.
Cloves and banana taste. Minimal hops.
A light body and medium carbonation.
A light refreshing weizen.
Mar 15, 2023
Rated: 4.32 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania

Feb 04, 2023
Rated: 4.29 by venya

Jan 18, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by Spark420

Sep 27, 2022
Rated: 4.36 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Sep 05, 2022
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Reviewed by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
0.5 L Can
Bottle Date: 21.022 => 2022-01-21
Consumed on: 2022-aug-12
Glass: 0.5L Weizen Vase (SchneiderWeisse)

Opaque golden yellow. I cannot see a thing through the thickest part of the glass and only vague shadows of my fingers at the bottom. Initial 3+ finger white creamy head dissipates to a thin but conistent creamy cover. Some lacing on the glass.

Primarily banana with a healthy dose of cloves. Notes of apricot and some bubblegum and Ceylon cinnamon can be detected as well. Very nice.

Cloves start things off and stay around through the entire sip, but they don't overpower. Banana, apricot and a touch of orange are right there. Bubblegum and cinnamon flirt in the background. Notes of wheat can be picked up, especially in the finish and aftertaste. All the flavors are superbly balanced.

Smooth, soft, and creamy. Well carbonated. The body is medium with a lean to the light side.

An excellent and refreshing Hefeweizen. One of the best Helles Hefeweizens that I have had. Great for a summer day. Schneider has done an excellent job with this one (which they typically do for any and all of their beers).

Sidenote: I prefer Hefeweizens that are more clove-forward or citrus-forward, hence my high ratings for this sample. :-)
Aug 13, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Aug 09, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Aug 09, 2022
Rated: 3.84 by Budlum from Maryland

Jul 28, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by MrJones07 from Spain

Jul 28, 2022
Rated: 3.89 by Haybeerman from Colorado

Jul 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Just showed up at Liquor Shed in Casper. Canned January 21st 2022.

It pours an almost clear pale gold with a nice head of long lasting foam.

Smells of sweet malt, cloves, banana, earthy.

Taste is cloves, banana, sweetish malt, earthy, no noticeable bitterness.

Good smooth body.

Jul 19, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by zbooks from Texas

Jun 18, 2022
Rated: 4 by Bigmoist from West Virginia

Jun 05, 2022
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Reviewed by Apellonious from North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 oz can , 1/21/2022 canning date, Golden orange, little to no head. Slight bubble gum, yeast, pepper and mild banana aroma. Taste is right in line. Very biscuity, wheat, and slightly grassy.. This is balanced, and light, but brings a number of flavors. Feel is light, carbonation medium, with a dry bubbly finish. As it warms you get more of the spice and sweetness. I recommend giving it a go. Great warm weather beverage.
May 29, 2022
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Reviewed by champ103 from Texas

3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a surprisingly clear yellowish/copper color. A dense and rocky head forms, with retention for days. Plenty of lace left behind.
S: Grassy hops up front. Baked bread and sourdough. Peppery, spicy banana. Very nice.
T: There is a bit more sour grainy flavors here than expected. Again baked bread/sourdough (not that sour and sourdough always go together, but I get that here). Banana and peppery spice. Lingering grassy hops with a touch of bitterness.
M/O: A light body with prickly carbonation. Maybe a touch on the watery/thin side, even the low ABV, would think it would have a bit more heft. Though not a big deal overall, and still very easy to drink.

It was hard to read the canned on date, think it said Feb 2022, and seemed at least reasonable enough to pick it up. Maybe still a bit too old, but still enjoyable. Will definitely look to pick up some fresher if I can and compare. Even so, I'm having no issues putting this away.
May 29, 2022
Rated: 4 by CRObighit2 from Canada (ON)

May 04, 2022
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Reviewed by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by AlexandraDen from Canada (ON)

3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4.05 by clm9 from North Carolina

Feb 20, 2022
Rated: 3.9 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 14, 2022
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Rated by frbnsn from Illinois

3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Good beer. Better in winter, but not the best.
Jan 25, 2022
Rated: 4.08 by CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania

Dec 25, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Tenebris

Dec 09, 2021
Rated: 3.9 by carrcolind from District of Columbia

Nov 27, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

Nov 13, 2021
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Reviewed by Anders91 from California

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4.81 by Paulkdd

Oct 22, 2021
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Reviewed by Tony787 from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.03 by shelby415 from Oregon

Aug 25, 2021
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Reviewed by ATL6245 from Georgia

4.91/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
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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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by Spike from England

3.34/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
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
Rated: 4.22 by Roejogan from Canada (BC)

Jun 02, 2021
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