jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 500ml. euro brown bottle with a blurb about the hefe weizen and a bottling date on the back label, 2005 (05). 103 day (APR 13). Made a very good appearance, poured a semi-hazy honey hued amber with a large frothy, foamy white head that slowly reduced to a thin, foamy, pancake-like lacing. Had a tasty aroma, banana bready, some clove spiciness and a sweet wheat malty character. Good carbonation and a smooth, semi-creamy medium bodied mouth feel, good drinkability. Delicious tasting, banana bready, clove and spice, a biting hoppiness on the tongue, a little bubblegum flavor and a dry wheat bready finish.
Zeswaft (1446) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2007 On rerating this I find it is totally different and pretty good. A little more full in flavor and malt than other Hefes but still quite good. Aroma is banana and bubble. Flavor is the same but like I said more malty. Tasty, but not as refreshingly crisp as most. Interesting side note: This beer takes on a cherry flavor when you drink it while smoking a cigar.
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Awesome pillowy white head that didnt last long, body is darker then most hefes ive had. Typical delicious bread dough and clove aroma. Flavorful with lots of spicy clove. I think the mouthfeel in this one is lacking quite a bit, and feel if it were fuller, the flavors would be better appreciated. Nonetheless, a tasty hefe but id pick others over it.
CamdenD (1113) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This had the trappings of being perhaps my favorite hefe every, with an incredilbly mild and unassuming nose (without the syrupy sweet blast that usually accompanies hefes in my mind), along with the deep brown color, this beer, before you taste it, looks like a winner. The taste is fine, if a bit thin at the end, perhaps the bottle, but I was hoping for a bit more gravity given the initial impressions. Still a very nice beer and would undoubtedly drink again.
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottl-Poured an amber color with a large head,not that cloudy.Fruity smell and also wheaty and banana.The taste although was a little bland for myself,I don’t know if it was just a bad bottle.
ghawener (1519) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - FEB 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark orange, cloudy with lots of sediment. Fruity, acidic aroma with notes of clove. Taste is fruity, wheaty and sour. Bitter finish.
OldMrCrow (2112) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle.
Pours a clear dark amber with a great big fluffy white head.
The aroma provides a big blast of sour yeast, cloves, and coriander, with some banana and cantelope. The flavor is tart, almost sour, with fruity yeast; it’s also well balanced in its finish, which turns pleasingly dry without a hint of the metallic flavors that curse other similar beers. The beer is smooth, crisply refreshing despite being almost buttery on the tongue in the finish.
All in all, a very nice Hefe! I’d like to try this head-to-head against the Weihenstephaner.
sandwichpants (117) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice Hefe. A tad dark in color, mine wasn’t especially cloudy, a nice head. Aroma was relatively mild, low on the deep yeasty pungence that comes with many Hefe. That characeter carries into the flavour where the banana and clove are less than I would expect, and a little more general fruitiness, and less pungence. The maltiness is a little thicker and more noticable than usual also, and the mouthfeel is nice and meaty. I’d call this an ever so slightly dark Hefe in flavour, nowhere near a Dunkelweisen, but slightly in that direction from the average Hefe.
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Schneider Weisse pours to a very opaque deep blonde color with a huge rocky, white head, and a very lively carbonation. If possible, one should drink this beer out of the proper 1/2 liter weisse glass to enjoy the visual beauty, as well as the aromas of this beer. Hefeweizen is a wheat beer brewed with up to 50% malted wheat, and is sedimented with yeast. You want to roust the yeast by swirling it and then pouring it into the beer. Yeast is an essential flavor element in this beer style. The nose on this beer is fantastic. Tart wheat malt aromas marry with funky, clove, and banana aromas. The palate is a firm malt back bone, of pale and wheat malts, very tart and refreshing. Some nice fruity esters are present as well, hints of pear or perhaps melon. This beer finishes with more tart wheat character, and more of that banana and clove flavor. This is a fantastic Bavarian hefeweizen, a classic. Match this beer with weisse wurst sausages, egg noodles, and saurkraut
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
01.19.06 500ml bottle. Dark and brassy amber, cloudy but not opaque, and with a short, quick white head. Aromas are estery and clover honey. Lighter bodied and more drinkable than the other Bavarian hefe standards, much milder in its sweetness and clove. It’s firm and fruity and refreshingly sour. Good stuff.