Saturday, 31 March 2012

Collaboration Review- Schneider Weisse Tap X Mein Nelson Sauvin

Good afternoon all. On Thursday evening my flatmate Luke Albutt and I decided to conduct a couple of collaboration reviews as I was departing for Devon the next day, so we both chose a beer and busted out the pontification. The first choice was mine so I opted for a bottle of Tap X Mein Nelson Sauvin, a Weizenbock (7.3% ABV) from Schneider Weisse with the interesting inclusion of Nelson Sauvin hops. Reviews after the pic....

The reviews have been split into individual perspectives and the reviewer is denoted by their initials (Elliott Hamilton being EH and Luke Albutt being LA). For the purposes of time saving, and because I can't remember verbatim what Luke said, I've opted to present the opinions as capsule reviews.


Appearance- pale golden colour with a short lived off-white head that dissipates to nothing in the glass

Aroma- banana, cloves, herbal quality, yeasty, dark fruits, honey, bittering hop quality

Taste- characteristic wheat beer, yeasty, herbal, hoppy bitterness, light citrus fruits, vinous character, banana

Mouthfeel- slightly thick, light carbonation

Overall, a fantastic beer from the masters at Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn that's packed with typical hefeweizen aromas and flavours, and a refreshing injection of hop character. Immensely drinkable and a very interesting take on a classic German beer style. Well worth the money- it would be interesting to see how this changes with some age behind it! 


Appearance- translucent like set amber, head dissipates quickly

Aroma- characteristic wheat beer, berries, dark fruits, honey, vinous aroma

Taste- characteristic wheat beer flavours with some sharpness round the edges from the hops

Mouthfeel- not particularly lively, not too thin on carbonation

Overall, a good beer (probably the best wheat beer so far) that represents a thirst quenching and refreshing experience.

Until next time....

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