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Schneider Weisse Tap X Meine Porter Weisse

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Brewed by Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn
Style: Weizen Bock
Kelheim, Germany

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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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During a meeting of brewing artists in London, Georg VI. Schneider and his friend Alistar had the unique idea of uniting both the English porter and the Bavarian wheat beer styles... A thought turned into reality and Schneider Weisse’s newest TAP X ’Meine Porter Weisse’, was born! TAP X ’Meine Porter Weisse’ is a singularly stunning new creation which expertly showcases the depths of the range these two heavyweights of beer, when tapped into, then offer. For the creation of the new TAPX 2014, George Schneider drew inspiration from some of his English brewing colleagues, “If you intensively busy yourself with the history of porter, closely examine its aroma profile and compare it to a classic wheat beer, you’ll soon realize that there is a basis for the development of an expressive character on this union”, says Schneider Weisse brewmaster Hans-Peter Drexler, when he explains the emergence of this new TAPX. “A historically bold but in taste ultimately a very appropriate combination of two wayward beer styles,”Drexler concludes. TAPX Meine Porter Weisse shimmers ebony-colored in your glass, crowed with a fine-pored, creamy head. Hints of chocolate and coffee come to your mind. The roasting flavors flatter your palate and award the beer with fine bitterness. A pleasantly dry mouthfeel completes this enjoyment. The complex aroma profile is the expression of a successful association of these contrasting beer styles. Georg Schneider himself gives us some of his own suggestions for possible food pairings with the new TAP X: „Personally, I’ve been enjoying the pairing of our TAPX ’Meine Porter Weisse’ most with hefty sausages or smoked bacon...it is then, when some wonderful memories of ’evenings at the pub’ back in London, arise.”


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6304) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
Bouteille de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Légère odeur de café et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est brune foncée opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de de café avec une pointe de caramel et de bananes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de bananes en arrière goût. (Rating #6246)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franckg (338) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2015
More weisen than porter. Good taste of banana ans roasted malt. Aromas of lemon and chocolate. Smooth and medium roundness. Weird mix but well-done!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Russo (1777) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 6, 2015
Deep dark brown color with a very nice off-white head that keeps a losing until the end. Aroma is toasty, notes of coffee and dark fruits like plums and black berries. Flavor follow the aroma but a little bit sweeter and with wheat notes. Low carbonation and medium to full body with a balanced sweet bitterness. Good one! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone 4S

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (11960) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2015
KRS 111014. Black colour with a beige head. Flavour is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, licorice, alcohol, wheat, banana. Very nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
2015-02-28. Very dark brown-black body with a nice foamy tan head. 4+ Aroma is sweet, lightly yeasty weissbeer esters, whispers of roast and dark malt. Flavour is similar with mildly yeasty wheaty undercurrents throughout, lightly dusty dry roast accents. Smooth average plus bodied palate. Odd mix of flavours but the overall impression is surprisingly nice. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Cherries, cloves and roasted cereals move into fruity acidity in this Weizenbock-like creation.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the reddish brown.
-The wheat beer yeast is much more apparent than the ’Porter’-like grain bill.
-Drinkability is still high.
-While this is a pleasant experiment, I would still go back to their regular offerings when looking for something in a Weissbierbrauerei portfolio.

Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
Somewhat of a dunkel and not too sweet. A decent blend of porter on a wheat porter. Nicely drinkable during the daytime.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CRock (94) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
I think this is a really cool beer: nothing I’ve had before. It has the flavour of a porter but is still refreshing like a wheat beer. I highly recommend.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4917) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2015
750ml bottle shared at tasting. Massive cloudy off-white head. Interesting merging of a porter’s roasty aroma and a hefe’s banana-clove. Nice fruity Weizenbock tones on top of that. Real fluffy and light on the palate. Raisin, brown chocolate, purple plum. Very drinkable, but the roast malt gives it a hint of chalkiness, as opposed to the lush richness you might expect in a true Weizenbock. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (1446) - ALSACE, FRANCE - FEB 26, 2015
Couleur brune sombre, légère mousse beige cremeuse. Nez fruits noirs (pruneaux, figues), malté, cassonade, caramel un peu grillé avec note de weisse (levures et banané). Gout malté, fruité figue et raisin, note weisse fruité banane puis note de cacao. Corps bien rond presque cremeux. Fin de bouche fruits noirs, banane et note caramel. Pas mal le mélange weisse et porter. Toujours nickel du coté de chez Schneider!


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