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Schneider Weisse
Rating
7
Schneider Weisse

Family Wheat Beer Style Bavarian Hefeweizen
Country Germany ABV 5.2%
Price $$$$ Packaging 16.9oz/500ml bottle
Characteristics Refreshing, yeasty

Overview Formed in 1872, the G. Schneider & Sohn brewing concern is currently on its sixth Georg Schneider. The Schneiders make wheat beers exclusively, in a wide variety of traditional Bavarian styles. This is one of the more widely available of the authentic Bavarian hefeweizens.

Flavors and aromas Darker than most of the wheat beers we tasted, this has definite Bavarian character in the nose, with the spice component coming across as earthy and muted. Despite some slightly tart character, the palate is flat, with carbonation not supporting the malt as much as usual, and there are some bitter elements to the finish. Panelists agreed that this was acceptably drinkable, but there are better examples of this style.
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