rings (54) - Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Schneider Weisse is relatively common in the U.S. as they have been exporting since the early 1990’s. Because so many people were introduced to weissbier with one of the blonde versions they often mistakenly refer to Schneider as a "Dunkelweiss," when it is actually an "Original" weissbier. This style is rather common among the smaller, traditional weissbier breweries in Bavaria, all of which are based loosely on Schneider’s version.
It pours deep amber or light brown in color, with a bouquet full of expected banana and clove aromas. The initial sip is sweet and full, with a rounded and soft body, containing hints of earthy fruitiness. The finish is relatively clean. The head is creamy, but with larger bubbles than some versions and it does not hold as well as it does when fresh. I find that it takes a few sips of weissbier to truly get the palate adjusted. Once you get the idea, however, it leaves the tongue asking for more.
Original is a very consistent brew and holds up relatively well as an import (as opposed to many lighter weissbiers, which can become sour and tangy if incorrectly stored) and would never be a bad choice in my book. I’m happy to give it a very solid score and only a slight lack of complexity relative to some of its micro-cousins prevents this from earning top numbers over the board.
Serving type: bottle
TorbenJensen (1321) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The classic scent of wheat beer is the first impression you meet when Hefe from Bavaria poured. It has a great light brown in color, have sustained a white foam, as well as a flavoring in addition to wheat also reveals a hoppy and slightly malty sweet duft. Taste is slightly malty, very discreet hoppy and ends in a soft and round final, where wheat beer lens characteristic freshness dominates to end in the aftertastes very soft hop bitterness. The carbonation is very soft and provides an almost creamy mouth feeling.
Franckg (583) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bue après 4 mois. Robe jaune très foncée tirant sur l’ambré. Petit col de mousse dense qui s’estompe rapidement. Arômes de bananes, léger sucre, clou de girofle et muscade et cassonade. Nez doux mais un peu fade. En bouche, des saveurs herbacées que je n’avais pas décelées au nez se présentent rapidement. C’est citronné et malté. Suivent des saveurs de banane verte, eau minérale et d’herbes. Les phénols typiques des weizen se pointent en finale. Goût de banane mûres et muscade et toujours cette arrière-goût de citron. J’aurais aimé que les levures se démarquent plus. Le malt est beaucoup trop mis de l’avant. Texture très mince, bonne effervescence, corps moyen. Bonne hefeweizen mais il se fait mieux.
smmaaren (386) - NORWAY - OCT 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours cloudy light brown with a big white head. Aromas of yeast, banana, roasted malt and fruits. Taste is sweet and a hint of sourness. Rich and good beer.
DonPiano (70) - GERMANY - OCT 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Typical Hefeweizen but in a perfect form. Orange colored with a clear white head and aromas of oranges and yeast.
Schlumpfhunter (17) - Bavaria, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Schaum: gut wie sichs gehört, stabil
Farbe: dunkelorange, trüb
Nase: passt schon.
Geschmack: sprudlig auf der Zunge, Abgang klar Hefeweizen, erdig orange, sehr rund und voll.
Richtig gutes Weizen.
dfearnley (1370) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to stange glass
It’s 3am and I spent all day Saturday at a company retreat, having to do a presentation and then getting home at 10pm, I worked another 5 hours. Just now, I made a breakthrough in a project, so away went the work and out came a Tap 7.
I poured it carefully into a stange glass and even so, I got a 4-5cm creamy off white head. I let this beer sit for a few minutes and it reduced to a reasonable 1/2 cm, with no lacing. Time to get down to it. There’s some wheat, light orange, and clove on the nose. I feel like I’m sitting in a wheat field in Germany.
The taste is a touch of lemon with wheat and some fruity esters. I get just a hint of pepper too. It’s light, thin, and dry with light carbonation and it leaves a light chalkiness. Top notch.
Shain (145) - ISRAEL - SEP 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, 500 ml. Pours golden light brown. Head is medium tall and white colored. Scents of light malt, fruity and wheat. Body is medium with slightly oily to creamy mouth feel and very light carbonation. Quite smooth. Tastes lightly sweet with mellow bitterness and slight acidity. Flavors of lightly roasted malt, ripe fruit, nutmeg, light spice, wheat, light esters, clove, very mild hoppiness. Smooth and crisp, not heavy, not quite light, gentle, good with food. OK.
ston3s42 (60) - - SEP 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy nutty brown appearance, with almost no head. Complex tastes of banana, caramel, citrus, some smoked wood and vanilla. Medium body, well carbonated and a good aftertaste of wheat and dried fruits
JaKeAFC (781) - ITALY - SEP 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle. Dark orange color, cloudy, spawns a big head that quickly dissolves. Classic weizen aroma, fruity, light spicy with earthy yeast. Taste is very intense, umami. Mid to full body, average carbonation, smooth finish, gentle bitterness. It is smooth, elegant, delicious.
Panzerfaust (659) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - SEP 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5 l. bottle from Beervana as Schneider Weisse Unser Original [Tap 7]. Courtesy of my gorgeous wife. Pours a hazy light brown color with a medium white head that vanishes quickly (not the proper glass, though). Aroma has moderate intensity and shows a traditional yeasty aroma of Schneider Hefes, fresh vanilla and spicy notes with hints of nutmeg, coriander, candy sugar, some banana but less dominant than in other Hefeweizens. Good but less bright and lively than the Hell. Taste is fine, smooth and subtle. Moderately sweet with spicy flavors exploding in all directions. A trace of nutty bitterness is found towards the end. Nice. Light to medium body. Fizzy carbonation (at times I think it needs slightly less). Dry mouthfeel and finish. Long pleasant aftertaste. Refreshing. This one is a really good and well-crafted example of the style but I think the Schneider Weizen Hell is more cohesive and lively.