Review: Schneider Weisse Original | Craft Beer & Brewing
Schneider Weisse Original
82 out of 100

Style: Hefeweizen

ABV: 5.4 IBU: 14

Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 16
Mouthfeel: 4

Schneider Weisse Original

What the brewers say

“Amber-mahogany colored wheat beer. Nuances of ripe bananas, clove, nutmeg, and nuts create the aroma. A full-bodied and sparkling beer with a harmonious finish.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Hints of wheat crust, wheat bread, mild caramel, dark malt, and caramel sugar. Light rubber phenolics, and vinyl, with some clove. Banana and other fruit esters of sour cherry, raisin, and date. A touch of barnyard, as well as light burnt marshmallow and a touch of alcohol that emerge as it warms.”

Flavor: “Tart and spicy wheat, with dark and melanoidin malts, caramel chews, and toast. A pleasant hit of clove that works so well with the raisin, jackfruit, and mild banana. Subtle burnt sugar, along with a hint of popcorn and minty hops. The carbonation is prickly, and it finishes crisp and dry.”

Overall: “This is darker than other hefeweizens, with the caramel and burnt raisin—it leans more toward a dunkel. It has a touch of burnt flavors and light banana, with low hops spiciness, but a little bit of clove right before the caramel aftertaste.”



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