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
tgncc (2986) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy dark yellow, white head. The arove is banana, clove. The flavor follows, a mix of sweet, spicy. The finish has a spicy bite. Solid hefe.
MadRobin (2225) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 500ml bottle.
Hazy/murky, dark amber with a 4-finger off-white head and good lacing.
Aroma of banana, coriander, hay, apple, lemon-lime, wheat and yeast.
Taste of coriander, cloves, banana, lime, wheat, tangerine and yeast.
Light/medium body and medium/high carbonization.
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McSherman (224) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dunkles trübes Bernstein mit weißem cremigem Schaum. Fruchtige Aromen, Banane, Beeren. Das Weißbier ist würziger als die meisten anderen Vertreter und zeigt sich im Mund nicht ganz so fruchtig.
Vili (98) - FINLAND - MAR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle. Pours medium cloudy brown with thick, foamy white head, average lacing. Aromas of banana, barnyard and fruits. Taste is medium sweet, little bitterness and somewhat sour. Average carbonation, a bit oily palate. Aftertaste is long and a bit sweet with balanced bitter and fruity finish. A bit boring but well-made wheat.
Cthulhu (19) - - MAR 19, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1-Bellow average head for a Weiß. 2- Cloudy and light brown color. 3- Moderate carbonated 4- Banana and floral/spice notes. 5- Amazing beer! The best Weiß so far.
StilleStorm (948) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
DWF; Bottle 0, 5L. Pours moderate, hazy gold with a frothy, lasting, lacing white head. Nose is malt, coriander, citrus orange, yeast and sour. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a short to moderate, citric, yeast finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is avarage. White and fruity, bitter mix.
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Foamy, such a foamy pour. Murky light brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is bananas, clove and wheat. Taste is wheat. So dry. Slight taste of banana and clove in the finish.
Florya (583) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
How: Bottle Appearance: muddy brown color, small creamy white head. Aroma: Intense banana, oranges, vanilla, cloves, honey. Palate: Medium body, smooth carbonation.
Augdraught1981 (170) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A darker & clearer hefeweizen than I’m used to seeing. Familiar fruity & spicy, ester aromas and taste, with a tangy finish and an almost caramel like quality, or maybe its just the color that’s influencing my taste. Overall very easy drinking & slightly different weissbier that’s very good and enjoyable. Its just plain hard to beat a good German Hefeweizen.
aoifep (3) - Dublin 24, IRELAND - MAR 12, 2015 does not count
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Lovely Banana ?? undertone with cloudy appearance and leaves a lovely taste on the palate