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
Yingwait (60) - Taipei, TAIWAN - NOV 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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s_hartshorne (1760) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle west riding dewsbury. Murky orange brown ok head. Aroma is fruity banana cloves taste same nice smooth body. Decent.
Daefido (6) - Welland, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
very clean and well-balanced taste, I think. darker colour than normal Hefe-weissen or weisse style beer. Usually I prefer Paulaner’s Hefe-Weissen. This should be included in my favorite Weisse style beers. I really enjoyed drinking this beer. Thank you.
gnomungus (82) - - NOV 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours much darker and clouded than most hefe-weiss beers. Flavor is strongly banana and challah. Delicious.
jpkeskinen (268) - FINLAND - NOV 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank as a draught. Very fresh and very nice weizen. There’s nice citrusy flavours. The beer looks really good.
decaturstevo (5213) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lightly hazed copper pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is brown sugar, clove, and light fruity esters. Flavor is sweet malt start with clove on the front and banana esters come through followed by a flat bitter finish from the wheat. Medium bodied with aggressive carbonation and a touch of slickness.
danielecamo (522) - ITALY - NOV 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In bottiglia. Aroma di cereale, frumento, speziato, leggera banana. Corpo leggero, al palato sentori di cereale seguti da banana e finale speziato di medi intensità e armonia.
Hidden_Pooch (410) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange with big off white head. Aroma is of bubblegum, cloves, apples, and wheat. Tastes of light gum, spices, apples, wheat, and ginger. Has very clean feeling spicy finish. Has full body yet is very refreshing with more of sour sweet finish.
Andy_ (775) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle
Murky dark orange to brown beer with blonde head. Aroma is sweet with ripe banana, vanilla and toffee. Also some bready maltiness. Flavor is yeasty with banana, pear and toffee. Palate is thinner than medium and foamy. Finish has medium bite of bitterness. Aftertaste has slight alcohol, apple juice and dry yeastiness. Decent sweetish weizen, with some Belgian ale characters.
gorkogrlo (176) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Color is between hefe weizen and dunkel. Hazy. Medium white head for weizens. In aroma banana and dark fruits with some sour. In taste again banana and dark fruits, plums. Some spices and alcohol in finish. Good stuff.