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RATINGS: 2161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
With its amber-mahogany coloring and streaked with fine top-fermented yeast, this beer has a fine, persistent head that adheres well to the glass. It is pleasantly fruity with a typical top-fermented smell, an aroma of clove and nutmeg apple tantalizes the nose. On the tongue it is fresh, clean, full-bodied, harmonious and well-balanced. It finishes with a light, delicate taste of bitters leaving behind a sour impression.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rings (54) - Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Schneider Weisse is relatively common in the U.S. as they have been exporting since the early 1990s. 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 Schneiders 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. Im 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Navers (58) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2017
Bottle from The Cave, Glasgow. Beer served in 8C, Duvel Glass. Pours hazy amber, nice head. Aroma is malty, banana, melon, citrus, clove and coriander. Flavor is filled with malty sweetness, biscuit, banana and clove, cumin, root, peppery, spicy character. Full body, but still very refreshing. Great example of true German Hefeweizen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgrtnr (88) - Augsburg, GERMANY - APR 18, 2017
500 ml bottle served in Weizenbier glass. Medium brown colour, big white head. Rye, sour dough, grain, lemon. Light bitter and light malty. Nicely carbonated, medium body. Similar to Dunkelweizen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Forteo89 (224) - Gdansk, POLAND - APR 18, 2017
Bardzo dobra pszenica. Biszkopty, banany, goździki. Mętna, zapychająca. Klasyczne podejście do tematu, wzorowy przedstawiciel stylu.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
monkeychugg55 (1075) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2017
Amber with a small white head and high carbonation. The aroma has clove and spice, with some milder banana, plum, wheat, and toast. The flavor is pretty clean, with yeast flavors and a bit of creamy wheat and toast on the finish. What can you say, its one of the few that are responsible for the style existing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
wattoclone (21) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2017
Thankfully, Schneider-Weisse is unique in that they still ship all their beers as non-pasteurized, bottle conditioned which should be given nothing but applause. The dark amber color, banana and clove flavors coupled with a yeasty caramel sweet-slightly sour finish is perfect for this style. From sip to finish it provides a complex array of flavors without overwhelming the palate. Anyone who rates this below 4 does not appreciate Bavarian weizen beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
googleimage83 (142) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2017
Good cloud, substantial head, very dark though. Sweet banana/bubblegum aroma - apple, grape. Taste is banana, bubblegum, apple, toffee; lightly bitter but rather watery in the finish. Palate seems quite thin. Rather disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (3272) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2017
500 mL bottle shared by ebone1988. Thanks, I guess. The pourbisba dirty brown-ish orange with a thick light tan head that lingers with great retention and a light lace. The aroma is all banana and clove. There is a wheatiness about it and a strong clove. I dislike it. The flavor is a little better because there is such a dominant banana. The clove is there and the wheatiness isnt terrible. The banan dominance is the only savior and that is not a good sign. The mouth feel is thicker and a little syrupy with a big soft carbonation and a lingering wheatiness to go where the banana. Ugh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ebone1988 (1763) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2017
Bottle shared with koleminer20. For the book. Aroma is banana, clove, wheat, yeast,v bubblegum, eh. Appearance is dark dark goldenrod/brown, off white head, hazy. Taste is bananas, wheat, slight clove, slight sweetness, finishes quickly. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light carbonation, wheat banana and slightly metallic aftertaste. Overall, middle of the road hefeweizen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tapefuzz (372) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2017
16.9oz bottle. Pours amber-gold with a medium foamy off-white head. Aroma is floral and fruity with bubblegum, grass, banana, bread, clove, light citrus, malt, and yeast. Taste is initially sweet and fruity; citrus, bubblegum, wheat, banana, honey, a bit of caramel, some apple, and yeast. Some spice and a little dried fruit towards the end. Dry finish. Medium body. Average carbonation. Slick, relatively smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
evannell (948) - Krakw, POLAND - MAR 25, 2017
Wygląd niezbyt zachęcający - jakiś taki martwy, ciemny bursztyn. W zapachu nuty wiezenowe, bez przykrych dodatkw. Oglnie fajne piwo. Nic tam nie przeszkadza.

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