lovibond (115) - New York, USA - SEP 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Weisse part really works, with familiar clove and banana, but clashes with the assertive nature of the hops. The amount of hop presence is part of the problem here; the type of hops is another. I’m sure my personal preference is another. Still, I have to hand it to Mr Oliver to get Schneider to participate in a great experiment.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours out a nice straw color with large white head. Aroma had some clove, citrus to it. flavor was fantasitc. I was completely taken off guard by the beer. Lots of yeast and spice. Had no idea this brew was near 8%. Fantastic job!!
JMFG (1585) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pleasant surprise at Brewgrass 2007. Poured a cloudy straw color with a thick off-white head. A ton of clove and citrus in the aroma with a complimentary hop aroma - not like a Houblon mind you, but this wasn’t the intent judging from the description. Pretty interesting taste. Light malt with classic clove and pepper taste, but citric hop on the finish. A very different direction than the hoppy belgians - and hopping a weizenbock seems less of a stretch than hopping a tripel/Belgian. Nonetheless, this was a distinct brew and one I had the dumb luck to run into.
brentfeesh (1206) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - SEP 24, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at the 2007 BrewGrass Festival. Pours hazy straw-onion skin color with a HUGH frothy white head. Aroma was very pleasing with grasses, fresh light citrus, hints of herb and yeast. Well balanced flavor! Just WOW! I really did not have the words for this one and it was early in the festival. Grassy, light caramel or fruit and wheat grains, citrus, yeast, spice. Creamy full mouth feel. I really wanted to drink it all day. This was the surprise of the day for me and it blew me away. I may have over rated this a bit but I just could not believe that I liked this style so much. The best wheat beer I’ve ever had.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this was a surprise at the brewgrass, and I was excited to see it. pours a partly cloudy clean gold with full fluffy head. hoppy bitter presence. smooth and wheaty, full mouthfeel, better than the schneider, I like much.
Suttree (4452) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I hope I’m rating the correct one - I sampled this at the 2007 Brewgrass festival and the tap handle cleary said "Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse" Anyway, Really nice aroma, very spicy and clovey and banana-y and even a touch of rosemary? Maybe? Plenty flavorful, too - very yeasty, and also spicy and fruity, and a nice dry finish. For a large beer, it’s surprisingly light on the tounge, kind of like a 300 pound guy who is a surprisingly good dancer.
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ HDG. Pours foamy with a big, white head. Aroma first is fresh Cascades with a bready back. Right before the liquid hits your mouth, the you get slapped with a mouthful of fresh hops. A really good thing. The body is medium with mellow banana and cinnamon. Finishes even more hoppy with a bit of an abv buzz. Better than the bottle by far (IMHO).
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy, light brown, with a fluffy, white head. Aroma is sweet, spicy, with a pleasant, yeasty quality. Moderate mouth feel with a light alcoholic flavor. A fair amount of hop bite, with spice, caramel, and citrus tones.
zach8270 (2921) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Hazy yellow color with a mound of creamy white foam. Aroma is a nice and balanced mix of hops, bananas, wheat, cloves, and other spices. Flavor has a nice sweetness at the beginning that mixes with bananas and yeast, and is then followed up with a smooth and floral hop middle and a slightly bitter yet sweet hop and banana finish. Very interesting and tasty brew.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2007 Draft at the blind tiger. Aroma was of banana, yeast, and a lot of spice (maybe corriander). The flavor was similar, and actually quite bitter due to a combination of the spices and dry-hopping (which kind of combine forces to create a medicinal punch). A strange beer.