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RATINGS: 1680   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2010
Pours a hazy orange with a small lingering head. The citrus and orange aroma hits immediately after the beer has been poured. Some fruitiness, too. Faint cloves also present in the aroma. Flavor is orange, citrus, cloves, bubblegum, and finishes somewhat pepper-like. Orange flavor lingers throughout this beer. This is a very distinct weizen bock, and very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (15426) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
One of the dirtiest wheats Ive seen. Obviously, Brooklyn didnt have to abide by any purity laws. Candy flavor is followed by soft wheats and barley. Its okay. Rated 4/10/10

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2958) - Odense SV, DENMARK - APR 28, 2010
Schneider weisse tap 5 meine hopfenweisse. Bottle. Hazy Dark orange body with a medium long lasting white head. Aroma is hops, lemon, fruit and wheat. Flavor is hops, oranges, cloves, wheat and spices. Great and cheap beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 26, 2010
500mL Bottle purchased at Beers of the World for 3 dollars. Pours a super cloudy orange body with lots of yeast sediment particles. Huge fluffy bone white head. Aroma is clove, spices, yeast, booze, fruits and caramel. Flavor is very good banana, spices, hops, sweet, fruits and yeast. Great balance throughout. Alcohol is hidden well. Very good beer, I wish I had picked up a bunch of these for the price.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
A- Body is a very hazy translucent golden hue. Pours with a 2-3 finger soapy white head that immediately fades to a thin collar and has good retention from there. Traces of lacing left all the way down the glass. The cloudiness is thick and dynamic. S- A floral/ noble hop profile is soft yet the most dominant part of the nose. Behind this is a mild citrus fruit tone. T- Soft flavor upfront of oranges with a hint of floral hop overtones. A a big dose of sweet, bready yeast comes through for the finish as well as the floral hops kick in more for the finish also and leave a very mild bite to them as a hint of citrus juice sticks around. P- heavenly. A medium amount of soft bubbly carbonation compliments a silky smooth light to medium weight yeasty body with just a touch of juicy hop oils. O- This is a great brew. The European version of this collaboration has a much softer, less aggressive, more noble character- though I do enjoy the boldness of the American version as well. The 8.2% is undetectable and this is a very drinkable, good brew. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-08-2010 00:53:34

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nrresundby, DENMARK - APR 24, 2010
Bottle under the name Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Meine Hopfenweisse. Pours a nice cloudy golden orange color, with a ton of yeast floaties and a nice frothy white head. Aroma is very summery with citric hops, wheat, typical spicy weissbier yeast, bubblegum and some clove. Flavor is of nice citric hops, some orange peel, bubblegum, banana, clove, wheat, spicy yeast and some tropical fruit. The body is medium with a fairly lively carbonation and quite a dry mouthfeel. Overall a really good Hefe Weizen, that blends style with the American IPA, quite succesfully!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChadPolenz (1747) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2010
As a comic book geek Im a big fan of inter-company crossovers, and Ive always longed to see the beer equivalent of this. Well, its finally happened thanks to the German brewery G. Schneider & Sohn teaming up with New Yorks own Brooklyn Brewery to create the Schneider-Brooklyner Hopfen Weisse.

Theres a long story behind this team up, but basically the brewmasters of each brewery were fans of each other and decided to swap jobs to create two takes on the same beer. This particular beer is brewed in Germany using local hops as overseen by Garret Oliver of Brooklyn. The result is a very tasty, easy-to-drink beer that anyone would likely enjoy.

POUR, COLOR AND AROMA

If I didnt know better, Id think this was an India Pale Ale from the complexion alone. Its a shade of bright orange which is darker at the top than it is at the bottom. I swirled up the 500ml bottle to homogenize any sediment at the bottom, but I didnt notice any in my glass. Not that the liquid is clear by any means, since its extremely murky.

The head was a bit smaller than I anticipated, resembling something closer to a barley-based beer which was white, foamy, and creamy. It dissolved rather quickly and left almost no lacing on the glass, surprisingly.

The aroma was very citrusy with lemon being the predominant ingredient. I did detect some spicy components [i.e. clove, nutmeg], but they were rather mild. Regardless, the smell was very inviting like a glass of freshly-squeezed juice.

TASTE

Just to set the record straight, Hopfen Weisse is actually a weizenbock, which is a form of a hefeweizen. Its a wheat beer to be sure, but quite different due to its potency as well as its spicy kick.

Upon my first swig of this beer I detected a very crisp, citrusy palate followed by a slightly dry, spicy backend. Lemon was very prominent, but it didnt overwhelm the rest of the palate. In fact, its difficult to describe the taste here since its quite different from most beers Ive drank.

I would describe the initial mouthfeel as juicy, sweet, and overall delectable, followed by a distinct different finish which is spicy, slightly dry, but rather clean as there is next to not aftertaste at all. Overall, it adds up to a very original and appealing flavor. Its uniqueness is tasty enough to satisfy but without the intensity of an overwhelming beer.

FINISH

Whether youre a wheat beer fan or not, we can all agree that beers of this type are traditionally easier on the palate than most ales and lagers. Hopfen Weisse has a thick, soft, almost chewy mouthfeel. The flavor is indeed potent with spices, but they do not scare away the drinker. The end result is a very drinker-friendly, smooth beer thats so tasty and so easy to drink its difficult to savor it in sips rather than gulps.

BODY

If youve been following my beer reviews with any consistency you know Im not a big fan of imperial or potent beers mostly due to the fact the alcohol tends to upstage the flavor. However, in the case of Hopfen Weisse, this is a beer so tasty and light in the mouth that the alcohol content seems virtually non-existent. For a beer with an 8.2% ABV, I did not taste or notice the potency until long after I had finished an entire 500ml liter bottle. This is certainly forgivable considering that this is a weizenbock after all, and this beer deserves accolades for masking its potency so well.

FINAL THOUGHTS

While I might not consider Schneider-Brooklyner Hopfen Weisse one of my personal favorite beers of all time, I still have to admit it one of the most novel brews Ive even encountered. The price is a bit steep at $5 per bottle (a penny per milliliter), but in the end its definitely worth it. One of the few beers I would consider a Must-drink!

NOTE: Watch the video version of this review at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouN3SQCDDgw

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (3661) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2015 [4/10] Pours dirty orange with an inch of off-white head. Bubbles and gunge rage below. Aroma of orange, lemon, lime, kumquat, yeasty wheat, cloves, kaffir lime leaves, cardamon pods, coriander seeds - wild stuff. Thick bready mouthfeel. Sweet fruit smoothy taste with big sour/ funky citric balance. Finish is cleansingly tart. Alcohol is dangerously well-integrated. Exciting and original but still has that German balance. Great beer. [ 4.4]

[7/15] The shock of the new, eh? I still like this a lot and the beer is quite recognizable from the description but the score isnt. [3.8]

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2010
Sneaky, innocent looking beer... not innocent at all. WOW - Dry hop + alcohol + wild spice and fruit. I bow down... Totally original? I think maybe so.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2010
500 ml bottle. This one pours with a cloudy orange-peach body and a creamy white head. The aroma is nicely fruity and hoppy. A good variety of zesty orange, mango and other mixed citrus fruits combine with a loaf banana wheat bread. This combo works very well and makes for a pleasant scent. The body of the beer is fairly full and bready. Notes on the taste are also fairly straightforward like the aroma, but tasty and distinct nevertheless. Mixed citrus, apricot, light herb, and banana bread, with a dry, estery hop finish that lingers for a short while. Overall, this was nice wheat ale. Simple, yet unique in its own right.


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