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Beer – #882 – Schneider Weisse – Tap 5

BeerClub beer of the week time again, this one is a Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Meine Hopfen-Weisse. I know that I have this, a 6 and a 7 in the fridge, so that’ll do me.

Hoppy fireworks – a new wheat beer style

This is a 500ml bottle, beer that is 8.2% ABV , 40IBU things  and 246 calories in  a serve size, making it  3.23 standard drink units.

Brewed by Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH in the style that is  Weizen Bock  and they do all that in Kelheim, Germany

This unique beer is the result of the long friendship of Schneider brewmaster Hans-Peter Drexler and Brooklyn brewmaster Garrett Oliver.

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The two brewmasters feel that Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse represents the quality, tradition and terroir of the Bavarian Hallertauer hop region paired with the innovation and creative energy for which Brooklyn is famous.

Shiny golden, slightly reddish strong wheat doppelbock. An intense floral aroma that reminds of tropical fruit and pineapple. A powerful bitterness is relieved by fruity sweetness. This extreme wheat beer shows how far wheat beer taste can go.

The ideal companion to very spicy and exotic dishes like minced meatballs with chilli, spicy feta cheese, hot spareribs or Zucchini-Chutney with Tortilla-Chips.

So, What could possibly go wrong?

Smelt more like a sour beer than anything when I opened it, confused me a bit. But then that’s not so hard.

Like during sunshine into a glass, it’s bright and orange, and cloudy, and has a lovely crisp white head that sites well and long on the top.

Aroma in the glass isn’t one thing or another, or it’s dull musty.

schneider-weisse-tap-5What a glorious richness and sugariness this has, my face beamed, this is really rich and has a big full mouthfeel of billowing sugar.

And a sharp tart edge to it.

This though, seriously , a bit of a good beer, and although probably not the best beer you’re ever going to drink, and for me not the best beer I ever drank, is up there with that alternate option of one of the best beers for drinking that I’ve had for a while.

Easy going, hidden alcohol, a beer to get you in trouble, but only if you accidentally drink a few, and that wouldn’t be a problem. Lovely looking even MrsPhil mentioned it, and it’d be quaffing beer if it wasn’t for the fact that it’ll make you fall off your bar stool, or out of the lazy-boy recliner.

Magnificence in a beer for a sunny day, a beer to have at that gathering that you’d rather not be at and want to quietly get to your happy place, this is a beer I might just go and get again.  Lovely.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 of its things from the thing. It has many really nice things going for it and it’s slightly better than 8 but not quite ‘great’ It is possibly a beer that I’d suggest you drink and if you didn’t enjoy I’d refund you coins. It’s not the best beer but it is up there with the best drinking beers. Honest.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? BerJerkNZ beer Club beer of the week
  • Am I enjoying it? I did so much that it didn’t last long and now I have the sads.
  • Would I have another? I will if I can find it, then again I have Tap 6 and 7, that are they going to be like?
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? yes, brilliant beer, although tiger in the alcohol this is a beer that delivers lots of taste, looks, flavours and enjoyment, a winner.

Music for this:  ” Mi Mye ” and ” The Sympathy Sigh ” on Spotify 

(Jamie Lockhart) grew up in Skerray, a tiny fishing village on the north coast of Scotland, but for 10 years Wakefield has been his home. An integral part of the music scene in the city, he’s become something of a cult hero – a “Wakefield superhero” according to NME…


Strong, dark wheat beers. Weizenbocks typically have a high ester profile, with more malt and alcohol than is typically associated with a wheat beer.


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This entry was posted on December 22, 2016 by in Beer, Beer Review, Craft Beer, Critic, Justsaying and tagged .

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