A tasting of Georg Schneider’s Eisbock, TAP 5, TAP 7

Since my last post, I’ve been able to sample several other beers from Georg Schneider’s brewery.   Here are my thoughts on each of them:


The Aventinus Eisbock is a dark,  rich and full of flavor wheat beer.  There’s a dark fruity essence to the beer that goes well with meat based meals.  You’ll taste some flavors of plums, banana as well as almonds.  It’s smooth,  with a hint of bitterness – overall well balanced I though.   I enjoyed it very much.  It has an alcohol content of 12% so it may not suit the light drinkers out there.




The TAP 5, I liked the least.  It had the most “wheat” flavor of all the ones I tried.   It’s supposed to have a flavor of tropical fruit, but to me it lacked flavor and was very dry.  I did not find it refreshing at all.  It has an alcohol content of 8.2%



The TAP 7 is an amber colored wheat beer.  I found it to be a very good, refreshing beer.  Light and flavorful – a little bit heavier than the TAP4 but not too heavy of a beer for a summer day. Very well balanced.  There’s some flavor of nuts, nutmeg and banana.  It has an alcohol content of 5.4%


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All in all, I was very pleased with Georg Schneider’s beers.  I particularly enjoyed the TAP5 and TAP4 which I think are good summer beers.  I also enjoyed the Aventinus Eisbock.   Even my wife enjoyed these and she’s not a big beer drinker.  We both found them to be full of flavors and well balanced.  Neither of us particularly like Hopfenweisse (TAP5) because it has such a dry finish.


Have you had a Georg Schneider beer?  What did you think?  Which is your favorite?


Georg Schneider’s Wiesen Edel-Weisse – a perfect beer for a hot day.

This evening, I was in a German mood and poured myself a glass of Georg Schneider’s Wiesen Edel-Weisse TAP4. Why did I wait so long to try it?  Probably because it’s a wheat beer, and I haven’t really liked those in the past. I’ve been missing out…

The TAP4 comes from a brewery in Bavaria called Schneider & Sohn.  It was founded in 1872 by…you guessed it, Georg Schneider I and his son Georg Schneider II.  They have a whole variety of beer with one thing in common –  they all are top-fermented wheat beers (fermented at warmer temperatures with air contact — vs bottom-fermented beers which are fermented at colder temperature and with little air exposure).


The Wiesen Edel-Weisse TAP4 is an organic beer with an alcohol content of 6.2%.   It has a hint of citrus and no bitterness. It’s an easy to drink, very refreshing beer with excellent flavor and character.  Perfect for a hot summer day (Corona drinkers…you are missing out).   I haven’t been particularly found of wheat beers in the past,  but I must say that this one, along with a few others which I recently tasted during a trip to Belgium, are starting to make me realize I’ve been missing out.