Thursday, October 21, 2010

G. Schneider & Sohn - Schneider Weisse

G. Schneider & Sohn - Schneider Weisse
Serving Type: 500mL bottle, poured into a weizen glass
This is Schneider’s original hefeweizen and it pours a dark-for-the-style murky tannish brown with feathery yeast flowing throughout the body. What it most closely reminds me of is an unpasteurized apple cider. Great thought for the season. The base of the glass reveals a mild yellowy hue.
There’s a light dust to the nose along with clear banana scents and hints of citrus. The head is very light and airy, but keeps a moderate level throughout the life of this drink and produces light-to-moderate lacing on the glass. 
The beer brings characteristic banana phenols and yeast that give the illusion of banana bread augmented by clove and cinnamon spices. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, but goes out with citrus and fresh apples and gently fades to a somewhat tart aftertaste. The spices linger on to balance out the finish.
Final Verdict: B

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