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
Tjomleif (124) - NORWAY - SEP 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5l bottle. Very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
Kiezmar (291) - POLAND - SEP 16, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color: dark amber, poor foam. Aroma: clove, gum, some bananas. The taste is fairly empty, a little spicy and mineral. Well carbonated.
BeerRenter76 (828) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I didnt see what all the fuss was about, sure it smelled o.k with hints of banana and slight bubble gum. A nice amber body, with a super thick cap that left good lace. But the mouthfeel was too watery, and after the initial taste of slight banana and clove there wasnt anything except a little yeasty after taste, that was really bland. Overall it was o.k. but i dont intend on getting another one.Originally rated on 10/ 9/2008.
FinnIckler (42) - GERMANY - SEP 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Schneider Weisse Kulturbox.
Pours dark amber. Nose is bubblegum, banana with notes of citrucy hops.
Medium carbonation. Hits all my favorite Weizen notes. Well balanced. Comes close to the Aventinus, but it was missing something I can’t really put my Finger on. Still really nice.
ljthiessen (1125) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slightly cloudy, deep caramel pour with a small white head. Aroma is a little like warm apple cider - fruity, some nutmeg and cloves, subtle wheat malt and hints of citrus as well. Taste is caramel, apple, spices, slight citrus and floral notes in the finish. Really tasty, finishes balanced and light, not cloying or lingering at all. Nice, and a little different.
BrewBrain (154) - Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy amber pour. Sweetish banana aroma. Taste is pleasantly sweet banana and spice. Slight tart snap. Medium body, refreshing.
martpez (125) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sharp hops come through on this one with its rich weisse texture coming through. Wonderfully smooth the texture is perfect and like velvet washing around your mouth. Very nice Wiess as good as some of the beer hall ones.
lello4ever (675) - ITALY - SEP 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2016 Ambrata, con sottile schiuma biancastra. Aroma lievito e frutta. Bevuta non molto spinta sul dolce, con frutta e banana poco evidenti. Carbonazione media. Birra ok
Fullpintofbeer (207) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @Mittlestation, Arosa, Switzerland.
Medium, creamy head, dark golden/orange colour. Aroma of bananas, clover, also a bit of grain. Lightly sour with sweet aftertaste. Light body, lively.
Very good and refreshing.
Mep3222 (1261) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Banana nutty clove Belgian yeast aromas and flavors. Balanced well by the malt but still light enough to be easy drinking. Flavorful but still easy drinking.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone