Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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Reviews by Hoppsbabo:
United Kingdom (England)
4.48/5 rDev +3.2%
I've got to know the Tap 6 a lot better and I've upgraded my rating quite considerably. I think the Eisbock has helped me to understand what the Tap 6 is all about.
A: Beautiful opaque brown. Head disappears quickly. Not much lacing.
S: Christmas cake and a bit of vinegar.
T: The usual banana and lots of the Christmas cake flavour coming through. Distinct rumness. Some lovely almond/marzipan notes. I can't pick out any particular fruit but it's fruity. Tangy and very refreshing.
O: A really nice drink, I can see why there was only one left in E-Mart.
02-27-2012 11:40:04 | More by Hoppsbabo
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4.13/5 rDev -4.8%
Pours a medium brown with a nice big creamy head,the aroma is slightly sweet ans clovey.Has a banana pudding quality to it with some chocolate wafer tones,like some of the others I think this a pretty complex beer.A little heavy in the stomach so its not a highly drinkable beer for me,but a great complex beer.
07-16-2003 17:10:32 | More by oberon
4.38/5 rDev +0.9%
Deep, dark brown pour with an enormous foamy head. Light hoppy nose with underlying hints of chocolate and plum. Lovely mouthfeel. Flavours of light, unsweetened chocolate, raisin, plum, a hint of banana and a spicey finish including some clove & nutmeg. Of course there is a noticeable alcohol kick on the finish. Very warm beer but yet not heavy. It stays light on the tongue and refreshes and yet is intense and complex in its flavours. A classic in my book.
06-03-2003 13:08:47 | More by Popsinc
4.78/5 rDev +10.1%
Appearance Dark brown in color with lots of carbonation and a great head, but little lacing.
Smell Huge dark yeast and malt aromas along with a variety of sweets. Raw sugar stands out to me, but there are also strong sticky caramel notes, bananas, and other ripe fruits. Well done.
Taste - This is a symphony of flavors. It is brewed in Munchen, Bayern, the home of great beer.
The dunkel weizen aspect is awesome, a hair sweeter than the standard. The carbonation is middling, the yeast deep, raw, and intricate to the flavor, and the dark, burnt taste is present but not porteresque. The huge sugars from the nose kick in as well, making this a mouthful.
The other half of the blend is the doppel bock. Here Aventinus shines as well. The burnt taste (different from the dunkles weizen flavors) is classic bock and, somehow, very distinctive from but not overpowering to the other aspects of the beer.
Together the myriad flavors add up to a smooth, most complex, slightly intoxicating (8.0 ABV) masterpiece. The Aventinus Wheat Doppelbock is an amazing accomplishment within the brewing industry. Ive never tasted anything like it.
Mouthfeel A little off carbonation for a weitzen, but right on for a doppelbock. Its not perfect, but really good.
Drinkability In Germany a case of beer consists of 20 bottles like this in a plastic milk bottle type of carrier, and they are ribbed for stacking on top of one another. Id like to have a walk-in cooler in my house and these things stacked to the ceiling. This went down exceptionally well.
Comments I got down to the 39th review (high-low) before finding anything lower than a four (Im number 40). This is the real deal and not just my partialness to weitzens and bocks. Its incredible, and easily one of my favorite beers of all time.
Update: Reviewed 11/23/04 and raising the Mouthfeel from 4.0 to 4.5. This beer is utterly consistant from year to year.
08-21-2003 02:07:31 | More by RoyalT
4.55/5 rDev +4.8%
Beautiful. In my Weizen glass the lower portion of the beer is translucent and an almost bright orange mahogany. The beer in the wider are of the glass looks considerably darker, almost red and deeply brown. The contrast is remarkably striking. The head is huge, tan, and frothy. Aromas are heavy of banana, and cloves. There is also some berry presence as well as chocolate and apple peals. Tastes is jammy and has a sticky caramelness about it. Banana, cloves, chocolate, anise, and dark fruits all enter into play. This is just wonderful, truly wonderful. Drinkability is supreme. Mouthfeel is smooth. Very sessionable even at 8 degrees.
03-31-2006 21:09:56 | More by DaPeculierDane
4.18/5 rDev -3.7%
A - Looks like a Long Island Iced Tea - chestnut-brown dark, but greyer still, and very cloudy. Most unusual.
S - Caramel and banana. Fresh made banana-loaf cake.
T - Fruits and spices the whole way through. Really fantastic. If you can have 'pudding wines', I think this might be a 'pudding beer'. Would compliment cheese and crackers very well.
O - I've been in Germany 3 years now, and this is the first time I've even heard of such a dark wheat-beer. Check it out is my advice, it's something really quite special.
p.s. As I swallow each mouth-full of this beer, I get pungent mouth-fulls of 'Christmas spicy flavours' running over the palette... This really is something special! One week left in Germany before I return to Asia: Note to Self - Must go to beer-shop tomorrow and get a few more of these in!
04-24-2013 17:06:08 | More by JonnoWillsteed
4.1/5 rDev -5.5%
Thanks to Kevin for this one. Apparently this is the "go-to" weizenbock, much like Weihenstephan owns the title for "go-to hefe". Haven't had much weizenbock experience in my life, so I'll have to see how this plays out. Brown and swampy looking from the pour, hazy and cloudy all the way through with a puffy, off-white head showing nice retention and solid lacing as the beer shrinks in the glass.
Bubblegum. Yeast. Banana. Clove. Apple skins. Mild dark fruits. Sound familiar? Smells almost like a hefeweisen on acid - only with less wheat and a stronger alcohol presence. Yes, yes, the alcohol is noticeable on the nose, but doesn't really hinder at all - it only adds a bit of phenol presence. As this one warms up, I start picking up some more unique notes; mild tartness, cherries, dry wheat, spices, and light caramel. Overall, very pleasing to my nostrils, and it smells much like I expected. The wheat definitely picks up the pace a bit more during the latter half, too.
Well, well, well. Whatever bit of wheat was missing in the aroma is more than compensated for in the taste. The first sip coats the palate with a heavy blanket of wheat; subtly sweet, dry, and refined. The bubblegum-banana combo follows closely behind, and the banana almost takes on a "rotten" or "overripe" flavor profile. I know that sounds gross, but trust me - it works well. Yeasty and hefe-like all around with spices coming at you left and right. Clove, coriander, orange zest, pith, and peel, with a light sprinkling of mild white pepper covering everything. In the end, some light fruitiness surfaces; mild banana and mixed berries. Medium bodied with lots of carbonation, giving a floaty kind of mouth feel.
Hm, I still think I prefer Weihenstephaner Vitus to this beer, but there's no denying that this is still some good stuff. I don't know if I'm well-versed enough in weizenbocks to accurately rank this one among the rest, but it was definitely tasty, and dangerously drinkable for being 8.2% ABV.
03-19-2013 03:44:40 | More by tectactoe
4.15/5 rDev -4.4%
A: Dark brown with some red hues. A khaki head reached 2 fingers of frothy foam from a fairly firm pour into my snifter. Said head receded almost immediately, which was surprising considering how dense it was. Lacing is present but uninspiring.
S: A vast array of aromas reside in this beer. I smell some vanilla and caramel sweetness along with banana and plum fruit notes. In addition, there is a good amount of spicy aroma in the form of salt, clove, and paprika.
T: A somewhat hot spiciness greets my mouth in the flavor of cayenne pepper (I know, weird) and clove. This rolls over into a fruity, sweet character, with banana, vanilla, and some light chocolate flavors emerging as the beer warms.
M: In a word, exciting. The beginning of each sip brings a blast of sharp, biting, spicy acidity to my tongue. This is followed by a light to medium spritzing of carbonation. For sheer originality, I rate this mouthfeel high.
D: For the style, I think this is quite drinkable. Bock beers are not my favorite, but this brew has a lot to offer in terms of complexity and think-ability.
05-15-2010 22:43:15 | More by TCHopCraver
4.38/5 rDev +0.9%
look ~ this one pouts a medium brown with some nice orange high-lights in it. the brew is very opaque. head is large: cream-colored, moussy, and long-lived; it rises to a decent height and falls at an average pace with little lacing. some nice visible carbonation.
smell ~ a really pleasant, strong aroma. the grainbill has some rich melanoidins (prunes, grapes, etc) and wheat. the yeast is filled with spices (cloves, vanilla) and some fruit (banana). A little bit of alcohol. No real hop presence.
taste ~ nicely complex and still light. the melanoidin on the grain-bill comes out a bit stronger on the palate, this is strongly reminiscent of prunes/plums with a bit of grape in mix. It also has some nice grain wheatiness. no darker roasty notes. the yeast flavor is very similar to a hefe (banana/clove/some black pepper on the finish) with some more vanilla in the mix. Overall, it tasted like a milder dunkelweizen with some stronger bock notes. No real hops, a light hint of alcoholic fussels (floral)
feel ~ light body with high carbonation. this lightness dries out the finish and also helps keep the complexity from getting too muddled. A bit of an acidic pinch and alcohol heat on the finish that give an interesting feel with the spiciness.
overall, I really enjoy this brew. I find that this brew is a little more Hefeweizen like than some others of this style. I find it one of those complex-without-being-too-muddled brews that I love because it achieves a great balance.
this one is the grand-daddy of weizenbocks and it richly deserves the title.
04-05-2012 19:41:24 | More by Rijtjeshuis
3.98/5 rDev -8.3%
16.9 ouncer poured into a Schneider Weisse glass.
A- Light amber with a big, highly carbonated off-white head. Very noisy as well, crackly.
S- Clovey, spicy, licorice, bubblegum, and a hint of banana. Subtle but complex.
T- Root beer cola, yeasty. Opposite the nose, it's a bit sweeter and less spicy. Sweet malt as it warms, hides the alcohol well.
M&D- Medium-full bodied, slightly filmy and almost syrupy. Tasty and drinkable, the alcohol could sneak up on you if you aren't careful. A must try and ageable to boot.
09-19-2009 04:13:18 | More by brownbeer
4.85/5 rDev +11.8%
Aroma -bannana, bright plum, alcohol, berries, clove, - basically smells like hefe with great added complexity, little sugary
App - opaque plum color with loud, lively carbonation, head retention is not awesome but nontheless impressive for the strength of the beer
Taste - Wonderfully deep malt flavor is kept levitating on the palate by the wheat. Hefe yeast's signature banana/ clove combo runs through the whole thing with a nice raisin character. Stone fruits appear every now and then. Wheat dries out the finish. Alcohol is there but you've really gotta look for it.
MF- Wheat and carbonation really seem to play a key role in keeping this strong, full-bodied beeer from coating the palate.
What a magical beer style. Complex but humble and, knowing the Germans, probably a realatively simple grain bill. This is maybe the most drinkable beer upward of 7% ABV I've ever had. Could get into some real trouble with this one flowing on tap.
05-16-2008 07:05:36 | More by JudgeRoughneck
4.5/5 rDev +3.7%
Aventinus Weizenbock nice 8.2% abv.
A- Very stern pour produces a hazy dark brown fluid with fluffy quickly falling head. Head falls to a ring with small amounts of middle froth. Little to none lacing but for a wheat doppelbock expected. Beautiful hue in the sunlight.
S- Rigid smells of raisins, dark fruit, alcohol esters, and fresh yeasty zest dominate the nose.
Excellent scents of a Doppelbock wheat.
T-M- Smooth yeasty start with light flavors of prunes, raisins, and figs. Secondly followed by rich alcohol esters and wheat bite. Very light on the tongue with little to deter you from drinking alot of this heavily strong beer.
Thin layer of malty feel lays on the mouth after a gulp making this a excellent experience for the taste buds.
D- Highly drinkable and will go tomorrow for six more to keep and drink when the need for a real wheat beer is needed.
09-12-2009 00:44:57 | More by wesbrownyeah
4.25/5 rDev -2.1%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a very dark brown with the slightest tint of red in the light. A fantastic 3 fingers worth of rocky white head that has some real staying power, but eventually settles down to about half the original depth. Decent lacing.
Aromas are interesting; complex and a little hard to pin down. Deep caramel malts, a little bit of fresh bread, a bit of that bubble gum typical of wheat, and something just a touch spicy. Nothing really stands out on its own though, it is all just a nicely played olfactory symphony. Very nice.
Flavors are just about as complex and even as the aromas, but not quite the same. The malty sweetness comes through nicely but is relatively balanced, just hinting toward that sweetness. The wheat is present but doesn't take over the palate, rather it blends nicely with the other complexities. For a darker brew I expected more of a coffee or mocha flavor but didn't really experience that. The finish begins malty but quickly evaporates, with a slight warmth that lingers.
Textures are wonderful. Slightly creamy, moderate fine carbonation, smooth drinking. If it wasn't for that slight alcohol flavor coming through I would have given it a perfect score.
Fantastic drinkability, just a bit heavy on the warmth. I love the ABV I just don't like the raw taste of alcohol. This isn't bad at all, but there is enough there that it wasn't perfect for my taste. However, it was still very good and I highly recommend it for the style.
09-05-2008 00:35:19 | More by SIRIUS2
4.3/5 rDev -0.9%
Presentation: 1 pint plus .9 fl. oz. tapered bottle with a cool purple, gold and white label. "Germany's Original Wheat-Doppelbock, Ale." No freshness date seen.
Appearance: Comparable colour to a Double Bock though even deeper and thicker shades of brown from the cloudiness, thin off white lace that has a creamy look to it.
Smell: Ripe fruit is dominant with caramel undertones, almost rum like. Soft spicy clove with hints of caramelized plantains, alcoholic esters are noticeable.
Taste: Mildly crisp carbonation from a stiff pour into the glass, creamy and syrupy thick mouth feel within the full body. Snappy and tingling, parading a clean bite from some spicy clove and sweetish alcohol that leans toward a fruity rum character. Hop bitterness is minute as well as the flavour. Gentle hints of chocolate and chicory and to the complex flavour, finish cleans up a bit from the warming alcohol, nutty yeast and husky grain.
Notes: A massive wheat brew that is unsurpassed by any other of its kind. Unpasteurized, unfiltered, top fermented and original bottle fermentation. The yeast in this brew, make the brew. After pouring, there was enough yeast to begin propagation. This is by far one of the best bock beers tasted to date.
02-25-2001 00:00:01 | More by BeerAdvocate
4.38/5 rDev +0.9%
A: pours a dark brown with a thick head (nearly 5 fingers!) into a weizen glass with little sediment.
S: strong smell of bananas and cloves with hints of various dark fruits.
T: bananas are very evident but there are touches of raisins and caramel as well.
MF/D: a really smooth beer, not overly carbonated and pleasing to the palate (even though im not a weizen drinker). certainly didnt taste the 8.2%...
07-07-2010 05:54:09 | More by newk340
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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