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.