German beer week continues! This one is actually a collaboration between the famous Schneider Weiss and the Brooklyn Brewery. The bottle reads:
Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfenweisse is a collaboration between brewmasters Hans-Peter Drexler of the Schneider Weissbier Brewery and Garrett Oliver of The Brooklyn Brewery. Garret and Hans-Peter have long admired each other's beers. Now together they bring you a new sensation, a pale weissbock robustly dry-hopped with the Hallertauer Saphir variety grown in the fields near the Schneider brewery. Hoppy, zesty and supremely refreshing, Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfenweisse is a delicious blend of Bavarian craftsmanship and American ingenuity.
Served chilled from a 16.9 oz bottle and poured into my trusty Franziskaner Weissbeir glass (as well as my mini-Schneider Weisse glass!) Pours a very hazy golden orange color with a three finger white foam head. There is a ton of sediment in the glass, which creates a snow globe like appearance. The smell is similar to a Belgian Tripel or Strong Ale, and has aromas of banana, cloves, pepper, melon and more. Carbonation is moderate with a medium to full body. Taste is sweet and malty, with hints of banana, cloves, grass and alcohol. The bitterness and sweetness complement each other well, and finishes crisp with a lingering bitterness.
Overall a very nice beer. I had no idea when I bought this one that it was a collaboration with Brooklyn. I've had Tap 6 and Tap 7 before and have thoroughly enjoyed both, so the opportunity to get Tap 5 was a no brainer. Highly recommended.
91/100 Beer Advocate