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Love Beer

500 mL bottle. Incredibly attractive color on the pour, a real, deep golden. Not necessarily all that typical of many a Hefewieizen, which often come with a somewhat lighter, yellow hue rather than the deep golden color we get here. Head is solid with some lace and retention, and perhaps more in line with something that is typical for the style. Light banana in the nose and tastes. A little hop bite in the back end to complement the usual banana, clove, bubblegum and light phenols. This is...

Schneider Weisse Original

Extraordinary that I have not reviewed this before now. $4.29 for the 500 mL bottle from the new Total Wine store in the Perimeter area of Atlanta/Dunwoody, GA, USA. The appearance of this beer always confuses me a little - much darker than I always expect. Almost has a Dunkel hue. Cloudy, and the head is not as impressive as some in the style. In the Tucher Weizen glass it looks orange more than yellow. Standard yeast, clove and banana/bubble gum nose with the emphasis on the yeast as far as...

Schneider Wiesen Edel-Weisse Mein Grunes

Very difficult to believe that I have never reviewed this one but here it is! Bottle is a bit of a gusher. Poured into the Tucher 500 mL Weizen glass the beer forms a thin, slightly light looking head a top of the dark orange, clouded body. Lace is not really in the equation. Nose and tastes are quite fruity with some acidic apple notes. The fruit notes are of the sweetened variety rather than the purer, unadulterated sharpness. Body is a little light for me. This is just a disappointing brew...

Schneider-Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse

Picked up a bottle of this at Green's on Buford on a Friday morning beer run and then went to the Brick Store the same afternoon to find (to my great surprise) that they still had it on tap there too. Combined review of the two experiences. On tap this looked great! Had a golden orange body and was served in the specific glass for the beer which is a thing of beauty itself. In the bottle at home I poured it into a Tucher Weizen 500 mL glass and it was brown! Seriously brown like dirty water or...

Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock

Dark, dirty brown pour, rather unattractive. Bubbly head forms quickly, but leaves equally quickly. The aroma is all malty alcohol. It's obvious that this is a high alcohol brew, but 12% still seems mighty high. The initial tastes seem "Belgian" to me, almost like a strong dark Belgian, but these fade quickly to give a sugary, rich dry finish. There is certainly a warming sensation on the way down due to the alcohol, and there are some very sweet pineapple and pear based esters in there in...

Schneider Aventinus

Abiding memories of this drinking experience are the massive carbonation (bad) and the complex, rich flavors (good). Pours with a massive (and I mean massive) head with extreme carbonation flowing up from the bottom of the glass. The carbonation is so extreme that it actually becomes somewhat annoying and almost gets to the point where I am beginning to wonder if the beer is infected! Once the carbonation had settled down I was treated to the classic deep banana and spice aromas and taste. The...