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Review of Schnieder Weisse Tap 4 Wiesen Edel-Weisse

Hello everyone.  For today’s craft beer review I’m going to be trying the Schnieder Weisse Tap 4 Wiesen Edel-Weisse brewed by the Private Weissbeirbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH brewery located in Altstadt Kelheim, Germany.

I haven’t had too many beer from Scnieder Weisse, but the one’s that I’ve tried have been solid to the core, so I’m expecting nothing less from this brew.

I checked on the website, schnieder-weisse.de, and found this short, but informative bit of info about this brew.

Exclusively brewed in reminiscence of Georg Schneiders privilege of being part of the world famous Munich Octoberfest until 1942 when his renowned “Weisse Brauhaus im Tal, Munich” was destroyed. Enjoy and celebrate!

Let’s have a sip, shall we?

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This beer came in a 16.9 oz. bottle and it had an ABV of 6.2%.

It poured a very hazy, golden/honey color with a bright white, fluffy, soft, soapy and somewhat rocky head.  It was sized extremely well and the retention time was more than solid.  The lacing didn’t look too bad either. This appeared to be a typical wheat beer in the glass.  Very enticing and inviting.

The nose was very bready and yeasty.  Hints of overripe banana.  Strong aspects of clove too.  It had almost a sorghum type of aroma as well.  Interesting to say the least.  I can’t say that I’ve ever experienced that in a wheat beer.  It wasn’t off putting at all…. just different and unique for sure.

The taste was a bit more typical of a Weisse beer I thought.  More of the bread and yeast with sturdy tones of the spicy clove while the pleasant fruitiness of the banana coincided with a stable and commonplace accent of grain.  A nice and sound flavor with this one.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied.  Smooth, but crisp and airy.  It was somewhat dry, yet not too dry to be refreshing and thirst quenching.  An ok amount of flavor was left behind also.  Just enough to keep me interested and wanting to take another gulp.

Overall, I found this to be an alright beer.  It was a very easy drink and would obviously be great for the Spring and Summertime weather.  It’s definitely worth a try if you favor this style.  It has all of the appropriate components and it’s pronounced enough to keep a person interested for the entire session.  I’ll probably be on the lookout for it next year if they produce it again.  Have you guys ever tried the Schnieder Weisse Tap 4 Wiesen Edel-Weisse?  If so, what did you think of it?  Did you like it?  Feel free to leave your opinion in the comments.  I really enjoy the interaction.

Thanks for reading everyone.  I really appreciate it.

Until next time.  Cheers.

Score:  3.75 out of 5

Grade:  B

 
 

Review of Schneider-Weisse/Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse

For today’s craft beer review I’m going to be trying the Schneider-Weisse/Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse brewed in a collaboration effort between Weisses Brauhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH located in Kelheim, Germany and the Brooklyn Brewery located in Brooklyn, New York.

I don’t know much about this beer and I couldn’t find any information on this particular brew from either schneider-weisse.de or brooklynbrewery.com, so I’m going to be reverting back to ratebeer.com for some content. 

This unique beer is the result of the long friendship of Schneider brewmaster Hans-Peter Drexler and Brooklyn brewmaster Garrett Oliver. The two brewmasters feel that Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse represents the quality, tradition and terroir of the Bavarian Hallertauer hop region paired with the innovation and creative energy for which Brooklyn is famous.

Sounds enticing.  I can’t wait to try it.


This beer comes in a 16.9 oz. bottle and it has an ABV of 8.2%.

It poured an extremely cloudy/hazy, dark orange to almost “muddy” water color.  Chunks of sediment were floating about.  The cap was off white in color, mostly creamy and fluffy.  The size was “ok”, the retention time was good and the lacing was adequate.

The aroma of this beer was quite unique I thought.  Floral smelling with hints of fruity apples, peach and grapefruit, which brought forth a nice, hoppy profile that was intermingled with a spice of clove, some ripe bananas, wheat and yeast.  Very cool.  I liked it.  It had that whole “push/pull” thing going on.  As the brew warmed it started to become very herbal and earthy also.  Very nicely balanced, sturdy and precise.

The taste divulged a juicy-fruit gum aspect.  Apples and peaches mostly with a slight touch of apricot.  Wheat and toasted bread crusts coalesced with spices of pepper and clove.  It presented a very nice hop bite and bitterness as well as a little “kick” at the back end from the spices.  Only a trace of alcohol was noticed on the swallow.  Again, very earthy and herbal to finish it off.

The mouthfeel was very distinctive and complex.  Medium bodied, dry, smooth, crisp and thirst quenching.  It was somewhat creamy and chewy too with a good amount of carbonation.   A slight touch of warmth reminded me that it was 8.2% ABV and enough flavor was left on the palate for me to ponder between sips.

This was a very “cool” little brew right here.  I loved the interaction between the hops and the Weizen characteristics.  It was super easy to drink too considering the rather high ABV.  I definitely think this beer is worth a try if you have not done so.  I know I wouldn’t mind having another one, especially when the weather starts to warm.  It was fairly robust and sturdy with plenty of complexity for discussion.  This was the first time that I’ve ever had a beer like this.  I would really like to seek out others of this style and see how they compare.  With that being said, if you stumble across the Schneider-Weisse/Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse somewhere, pick it up.  I think you may enjoy it.

Thanks for reading and commenting guys.  I really appreciate it.

Until next time.  Cheers.

Score:  4.0 out of 5
Grade:  B+   

 

Review of Schneider Weisse Hefe-Weizen "The Original"

Time for another review!!!  Today, I’m going to be tasting a Hefe-Weizen brewed by the Private Weissbeirbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH brewery located in Altstadt Kelheim, Germany.

From the website, schneider-weisse.de, I found a very nice description of this beer.

Liquid amber since 1872.  With its amber-mahogany coloring and streaked with fine top-fermenting yeast, this beer has a fine, persistent head that adheres well to the glass.  It is pleasantly spicy with a typical top-fermented smell.  An aroma of clove and nutmeg apple tantalizes the nose.  On the tongue it is fresh, clean, full-bodied, harmonious and well-balanced.  It finishes lightly sparkling with a light and fine bitterness. 

The brewery boasts that they are the “wheat beer specialists.”  That’s a bold statement.  Only one way to find out I guess.

Let’s taste it!!!

This drink was poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle and sported a 5.4% ABV.

With the pour, this beer produced a dark orange to light amber color with some “burnt” orange highlights around the very bottom of the glass.  It was very hazy, but I could actually see bubbles rising to the top, which helped maintain a very bright white, fluffy, soapy, almost cotton ball type of head.  It was filled with tons of small bubbles that had a long retention time and revealed some decent lacing.  
The scent was a wonderful burst of banana and cloves.  Fresh and yeasty.  I detected an almost bubblegum type fragrance as I continued to stick my nose in.  It smells very nice and well balanced.  
I found an intense clove note in the taste.  More so than in the aroma.  A spicy fruitiness that recalls the banana with a very subtle hint of nuttiness.  Again, some bubblegum smatterings give a bit of sweetness to tickle the tongue.  A very well balanced and even brew that is not crazy, intense with the spices.  I like it.  
A medium/light to light mouthfeel that was smooth, crisp and very refreshing.  It was only the slightest bit watery, but some nice carbonation helped support a favorable amount of flavor on the palate. 
Hefe-Weizen’s are not particularly a favorite style of mine.  A lot of examples seem to be overdone with spices that become somewhat off putting and distracting to me.  With that being said, this brew was not indicative of that.  I think this is quite possibly the best “Hefe” that I have tried thus far.  Very good, solid and well balanced in all aspects.  Very easy to drink and would be perfect for a warm Spring or Summer day.  It is a tad sweet, so that may be a deterrent for some, although I think I could make a night of this without any problem.  
Are Hefe-Weizen’s a favorite style of yours?  If so, please vote in the poll to the right.  
Also, please leave a comment if you have an opinion on this particular beer or any beer that I have reviewed.  I would love to hear some feedback and get some ideas from readers. 
Thanks for reading.  I’m having a lot of fun doing this and I hope you enjoy the blog. 
Score:  4.0 out of 5
Grade:  B+
 
 
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