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Schneider Weisse Mein Grünes (Tap 4)

Rating: 4.05

Time for one of my favourite styles of beer again now, a German hefeweizen and this time from the Schneider & Sohn brewery based in Kelheim in Bavaria. This 6.2% wheat beer was first brewed in 1916 for the Munich Oktoberfest celebrations and was a regualar at the festival until 1944 before disappearing for over half a century. The beer was then reintroduced to the German market in 1999 and has proved a popular offering ever since, even winning first place at the San Diego County Fair in 2007. Tap 4 will be the sixth beer I have tried from the brewery with the previous five rating fairly well, based on that and the various online reviews I have read of this beer I was fully expecting this one to be an excellent beer and I am glad to say that it didn’t disappoint.
Schneider Weisse Mein Grünes (Tap 4)

Appearance (5/5): A cloudy yellow to brownish amber with a beautiful, two-fingers tall, white and foamy head that has great retention with no movement or reduction over the opening minutes. The head looks very thick and some lacing is left on the glass too.
Aroma (8/10): Citrus lemon notes upfront with plenty of wheat, yeast and coriander as always with this style of beer. There is some lively orange zest and some banana too although this quite faint and definitely not as strong as with some other German hefeweizens and there is some spice right at the end.
Taste (7/10): Wheat and light coriander to begin along with some banana that comes across stronger than it did with the aroma. There is some light spice coming through along with some citrus flavours and a slightly floral taste and the tiniest hint of alcohol right at the end as well.
Palate (4/5): Medium bodied and soft with a very smooth feel with good carbonation and a touch of fizz. Touches of creaminess and very easy to drink, the only slight negative is that there is a touch of alcohol in the beer but this is very faint.

Overall (15/20): As always, this one is another pretty good German hefeweizen although it is a little stronger than the norm with the alcohol content just of 6% abv. but this is hidden for the most part. There is a good mix of wheat, citrus and banana throughout and palate is smooth and creamy making it an easy one to drink.

Brewed In: Kelheim, Bavaria, Germany
Brewery: Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn
First Brewed: 1916 (Reintroduced in 1999)
Full Name: Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Mein Grünes
Also Known As: Schneider Georg Schneiders Wiesen Edel-Weisse
Type: German Hefeweizen
Abv: 6.2%
Serving: Bottle (500ml)
Purchased: BeersOfEurope.co.uk
Price: £2.79

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