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
hockey9930 (76) - - JUL 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big foamy but rapidly disippating head. Dark gold yo auburn. Aroma of honey and wheat. Taste is very sweet and malty for a hefe. Very atypical of a hefeweizen, weak clove fla
vor and no banana.
CanCrusher (599) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - JUL 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,50L. Murky, dark copper colour with big, fully lasting, creamy, off-white head. Aroma of bananas, caramel, wheat malts, spices. Taste starts as a combination of light sweet and light bitter with caramel note, while finish is more on the bitter side. Medium body, oily texture and lively carbonation. Really good hefe...
Zwiebel88 (72) - GERMANY - JUL 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stabiler Schaum und Mezzo-Mix Farbe, etwas trüb. Geruch nach Banane, Bubblegum. Am Gaumen Banane, etwas alkoholisch, leicht schwach. Mundgefühl zu wässrig und sehr schmal.
BeErikS (16) - TAIWAN - JUL 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sadly I drank this one with a stuffy nose as it is quite a nice brew and I probably won't see another one of these soon. A very very good dunkel even with a stuffy nose.
jookos (1926) - FINLAND - JUL 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange. Very nice banana, clove, wheaty hefe nose. Soft medium bodied. After weihenstephan, this is probably the best retail hefe I’ve come across. Very nice esters, good body. Just real nice.
GhITShell (2) - New York City, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Served from a bottle into a Schneider Weisse glass at a pub in NYC. I’m not sure if there was something wrong with my bottle, but I was very disappointed by this beer. Both aroma and taste were very subdued, even for a Hefeweizen; the notes characteristic of the style were there, but barely perceptible. Will try again in the future probably, but it will be Weihenstephaner only for this summer at least.
VDuquerroux (208) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 500mL. Home. A hazy brown earthy beer with orange hues at the bottom of my glass. Huge creamy white foam, great persistence. Fruity aroma (lemon, pear), spices (coriander). Medium refreshing bitter, light sweet spicy. Light body, medium texture, fizzy carbonation, dry bitter finish. Overall, great refreshing spicy fruity beer.
yy0pp (506) - - JUN 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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Padchenko (66) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark in appearance and retains a good head. Taste is complex with some sweetness and some bitterness in the aftertaste. A good beer
davidtjm (256) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought in Berlin. Dark pour, aroma is banana, wheat, yeast and marzipan. Taste is banana bread, sweet malts, solid carbonation. Very nice