500 ml bottle I picked up at Green's off Ponce in Atlanta, GA. I am always a sucker for a good German brew, so I figured why not. Plus Schneider has yet to disappoint me. Served up in my Weihenstephaner Weizen glass.
A: Pours a pretty good looking dark yellow to light orange color. Has that really nice and deep looking Hefe look. The initial pour took on a really nice finger of clean, white head. The only bad thing is that the head has almost zero lasting power whatsoever. No lasting foam, means no lace on the glass. A redeeming factor and a pretty impressive quality this beer has is its incredible carbonation activity. I don't know if I have seen a beer with this kind of crazy and fast carbonation that just doesn't quit. I have been working this for well over half an hour, and this carbonation does not quit. Good looking brew going on in this here Weizen.
S: Holy Hefeweizen, Batman. This definitely has the hefe chops in this aroma. So much of that beautiful wheat goodness in here. Big chunks of fresh banana just pour out of this glass. The bubble gum is just all over the place. This just has that really traditional bubble gum smell that easily reminds me of some big league chew. Nice sugary goodness. Then you get some nice spicy goodness with some clove and nutmeg. At the end it pulls some tropical goodness with some pineapple and citrus. Good, God, I think I love you.
T: This beer is damned good and the flavor almost perfectly mirrors the nose. That wheat is so clean and earthy its crazy. The banana is so clean in here and just easily reminds me of fresh peeled and cut banana. The spices are a nice compliment with some subtle and tasty nutmeg and clove oomph. Tropical flavors mingle in here to jazz it up a bit with some citrusy orange and pineapple presence and just a faint touch of coconut. This all rounds out with that big time and classic bubblegum tasty goodness. Lip smacking fantastic.
M: This is medium in the body department, but it is absolutely the light side of medium. It does at times have a touch of wateriness to it that at times makes you think this could be a fault or possibly a good thing. ABV has a touch of warmth to it but no worries because it stays cool and refreshing. The carbonation is on with some huge crispy goodness. Aftertaste is all some good bubblegum tastyness.
D: As a hefe should be, this beer is very much in the drinkable category. All around this beer shines but those flavors and aromas kick ass. I can see myself keeping a few bottles of this in the house during the summer months for an easy drinking a tasty hefe. It is a nice stand up to the Weihenstephaner Hefe, and acts as a good sub for some slightly different flavors. Will buy again and absolutely enjoyed. Get some.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-18-2009 05:06:08
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