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Rating: 4.7/5 (3 votes cast)

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  • Brewery: G. Schneider & Sohn Brewery
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  • Country: Germany
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  • Style: Weizen / Weissbier / Hefeweizen
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  • PHM Grade: B-

Schneider Weisse Original

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The hefeweizen. An excellent beer style, one I’m enjoying Tonight I’m enjoying a Schneider Weisse, “The Original” to be precise. Brewed by G. Schneider & Sohn, Bavaria’s “Oldest Weizen brewery.” I think it’s fair to say that if anyone gets beer, it’s the Germans. The Schneider Weisse Original looks, smells, and tastes just like it should.

After the pour, this beer has a nice foamy head and is surprisingly dark in complexion. Other hefeweizens I’ve had are a lot less red and a lot more gold. The head is pretty much gone after a couple of minutes. ABV is 5.4%. I gave the glass a good sniff, albeit through a quasi-stuffed-up doze, and it was actually pleasantly fresh and fruity. After I sipped it for a while a decided that the carbonation was a little much, which I think ends up distracting from the taste more than it should. The finish/after taste is pretty subtle but definitely enjoyable – faintly sweet. The little I know about hefeweizens is that they are largely considered to taste like banana and clove. I wouldn’t have been able to pull those flavors on my own, but I made a note to look for them this time around and I definitely agree they’re present.

My wife, on the other hand, whose palette is in no way accustomed to any form of beer, thought this beer tasted “like urine mixed with a little tree sap.” Encore, honey. Encore.

ABV: 5.4%

Grade: B-

Schneider Weisse Original, 4.7 out of 5 based on 3 ratings
  1. Nice Laura!

    Michael Larson — December 9th, 2009, 7:00 PM
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