Schneider Weisse Tap 4 - Wiesen Edel-Weisse

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Zwerg

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Is anyone familiar with this beer? I've also seen it referred to as "Meine Festweisse" although I'm not completely certain they're the same beer. I've managed to buy bottles of it a couple of times in San Francisco, but the quality varies a lot (presumably because of transit/age). When it's good, it's amazing - it is a weizen, but always had an unusual quality. Doing some reading online it looks like it uses NZ Cascade hops, and presumably this is the unique character I noticed.

Is anyone familiar with other weizens that have a subtle hop character (as opposed to none at all)? Has anyone experimented with this? Seems like it would be easy to overdo it, but when it's right it's great...
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When I read the title, I thought "wtf": Tap4 is called "Meine Festweiße" and Schneider is "not* represented at the Oktoberfest (aka Wies'n), so the name doesn't make much sense to me.

Schneider also has a Tap5 "Hopfenweiße" featuring a ton of Saphir. That beer is much closer to "too much", I'd say.

I don't have any input for this beer in particular, but a friend of mine loves Hefeweizen with Nelson Sauvin. I haven't tried it myself yet, but Nelson works beautifully in Saison and I can picture it working its magic in a Hefeweizen as well. But make sure to keep the bitterness low!
 
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Thanks for the input - I will look into the Nelson Sauvin idea!

If anyone has any sense of what the right quantity of hops would be to achieve a good balance, I'm all ears...
 
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