weisinator (67) - USA - JAN 4, 2006
4.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Soft palate, clovelike with citrus overtones. I was a bit frightened at the sour lime smell coming out, but the flavors were well balanced. It was an excellent beer.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2006 In the 0.5L bottle at the Huber Haus. Pours a cloudy brownish gold color. Actually, it is so opaque that it resembles something in which one might grow Tetrahymena. Nice white poofy head dies out toward the end of the beer, but starts out impressive. Incredible aroma of cloves and banana esters. But mostly cloves. I mean, itís like you shoved some cloves up your nostrils. The beer becomes donimantly sweet tasting at the end, but that may be from the spice fatigue your palate earns about halfway through. I think this just might be an under-rated beer. UPDATE 4/11/6: Toasted caramel aroma, slight medicine flavor. This one stands out when poured side by side with a dozen others at a tasting.
monty (39) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
03 December 2005.
Schneider Wiesen Edel-Weisse.
The first thing about this beer that *really* stands out is the lack of head for a weisse. Iíve poured it into my tall wheat glass; this glass has plenty of head space for wheat beers, and I almost always need it since theyíre usually so expansive. But this one had large, clear-ish bubbles that quickly and loudly (ok, relatively loudly) popped, leaving nothing but a thin layer of white on the surface.
The flavors are pretty classic, though: bubble-gum, a little clove, fruity yeast esters. This could be the kid-sister of the Aventinus Ė good, promising, but lighter all around (and not world-class).
I wish I were tasting this side by side with the regular Schneider Weisse; itíd be interesting to see what the Edel- (and organic) adds, as it wereÖ
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a crystalline light honey color with white head. The aroma is strong yeast, some citrus zest, grain, and banana. The flavor, though, isnít quite as assertive as the aroma. Itís very grainy with some yeast and citrus. Ok, but not great.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My bottle stated that it was a BIO beer(Organic) thatís always a plus. I was suprised how much color was lacking in this beer, but I donít think thereís filtering. Taste was great, and smooth, very fruity, and a bit of sourness. Very nice, Iíd drink anytime!
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 pint bottle poured in weizen glass. When I opened the bottle I was greeted with a wonderful aroma of yeast and lime. It pours nicely with a thin creamy head. My glass was opaque so I canít really see the coloration. It had an excellent weizen taste with a bit of lime. It had a nice dry finish and a bit of tartness on the back edges of the tongue. This is a really good beer.
lethe (177) - New York, USA - NOV 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an expected hefeweizen brown cloud with little yeast residue at the bottom. Medium carbonation offers a bountiful nose that accentuates the best in wheat aromas of banana, light nut aroma, and clove. Mouthfeel is a little light, as is the body. Flavor is incredibly smooth and lightly sweet with nothing new from the aroma. A very drinkable hefeweizen that is one of the best of the widely accesible German offerings.
Jwillis (3) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - NOV 17, 2005 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I canít say enough about this one, just makes me happy to drink. I enjoy it all year round.
Strykzone (5009) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A truly attractive beer, it is honey gold one monent and an orange color the next. First taste was quite bitter and that was a surprise but the hefe flavors quickly settled in. What a super beer! Quite dry for a hefe but lots of personality make for a delightful bottle of beer.
artfink (28) - Iím everywhere Fokker!, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this brew has somthing to do with being the "origional" or "lost" recipe or somthing like that ( not really sure of the whole story ) regardless it is pretty tasty. the usuall banana, clove, citrus elements are present but a nice aroma of citrus blossoms and banana are really noticable. not as consistant as the "origional" but still nice and worth a pour.