TheBeerLover (1026) - 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. Itís firm and fruity and refreshingly sour. Good stuff.
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured a rich mahogany red-brown, slightly cloudy and flecked with yeast, with a thick, full off-white head that slowly collapsed in the middle, leaving nice fine lace up the side of the glass. Aromas were clove and apple streudel, spice, ginger, and a bit of floral hops. Taste was crisp fruit, spice, bubblegum, bananas, citrus, yeast and hops. Sweet and refreshing but with a slight tang and a light bitter finish. Full-bodied but balanced. An excellent wheat.
andrewfriesen (23) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Classic wheat beer. Light fruit and spice. That joyous bready flavour that I love so much. Pleasant effervescence. Sits nice and heavy. A pleasure always.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"way different then any Hefeweizen i have had before. Pours a cloudy amber color. Doesnít have the normal bubbles a hefe has and a much darker color. Aroma was still citrus and banana. But flavor was a little stonger. Mouthfeel was about perfect. Overall good beer. Poured a nice cloudy amber with a decent starting head that didnít last throughout the beer. Overall itís quite a good beer. Not sure if itís the #1 weisse, but it does go down smooth and for the price is a good beer that one can afford to drink.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12.27.05) One pint, 0.9 fl oz (500 mL) brown bottle purchased from DiCarlo Wine and Spirits (formerly Armanettiís), Mundelein, IL. Hazy brown ale having an average off-white head with good lacing. No discernable carbonation. Nice spicy clove aroma. Medium bodied that starts dry with light malt sweetness and spicy clove and smoke flavors. Finishes dry with light malt aftertaste. A clean-tasting refreshing dunkel hefe-weisse beer.
ALLOVATE (2595) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2005
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tasted this one from the distinguished white and gold labelled bottle and poured it into itís own tall glass. Started off good with a cloudy, tawny amber-gold body with surging fine carbonation pushing up a lasting, pillowy off-white head that clung firmly to the glass. Thickly doughy and tangy, apple and banana nose; quite peppery and clove-like phenolic, which managed to tickle my nostrils upon each whiff. It all went pear shaped in the mouth; Iím still aghast as to how an aroma can be so powerful with no influence on the taste. Considering that all the receptors lead straight to the brain, my brain must have obviously dozed off as this was bland as hell in the mouth!!! Lightly zesty with a pronounced kilned wheat flavour that dominated the otherwise watered down and thin palate. Lightly husky in the back with cardboard like flavours filling the void and lasting through after the swallow. Finish is quite short and without the lingering cardboard its reasonably crisp and non existent. Champagne-like carbonation obscures things for the first few mouthfuls but after that it is left to fend for itself, and unfortunately it fails. This had promise, but unlike the Aventinus Weizenbock, this was one as one dimensional as filing paper!!! Disappointing. (50cL, Morley Liquor Merchants, 22/01/06)
Habman (23) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Pours mahogany brown with vigorous foaming. Head forms lovely peaks and valleys and stays intact for the duration. Nose is of citrus primarily with a bit of flowery/herbal mixed in. Very well balanced.
yngwie (15194) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2009 Bottle. 1 year past BB-date. It pours a sparkling, clear dark golden body with a small, off-white head. Banana, some citrus, cloves and wheat on the nose. Quite thin on the body, effervescent. The flavor has banana, cloves, a little citrus note, some wheat and a weak but pleasant bitterness. Sweetness too, but itís mostly dry. Short bitterness in the finish, with banana and cloves lasting quite some time. Refreshing as a fine weisse can be, but a bit dull, due to age. Still, better than many fresh weisses. Rating: 6-3-6-3-13-3.1. (090409)
Bottled. Dark orange with a white head. Disappointingly small head, but that was probably due to the glass. Aroma is banana and citrus. Flavor too, but it has some caramel in the flavor. Dry finish. (051210)
mjg74 (2804) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours a hazy/orange brown color. Big bubbly head. Grainy metallic aroma. Some yeast going on. Slightly malty. Slightly roasted flavor.