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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

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Ratings: 3,889
Reviews: 2,024
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 239
Gots: 311 | FT: 6
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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

Formerly Schneider Aventinus.
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Photo of DoktorZee
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into 2 schooners (with extra care to disturb the sediment and spread it between the two glasses evenly). Some numbers on the back of the bottle, but nothing clearly noting a date.

A - deep brown and cloudy - looks thick! Fluffy light tan head of a couple fingers lasts a few minutes that leaves patching lacing.

S - heavy yeast odor with just a hint of smoke and dark fruits. Slight nutty elements as well as it warms.

T - very smooth with initial bitterness balanced by delightful malts. Lots of dark fruit at the end, but never really becomes overly sweet. Hint of spiciness at the end.

M - medium thickness with small amount of carbonation but an effervescent finish. Alcohol is really well hidden.

D - this is a great, classic beer. Many could go down easily in a night.

One of the most famous Weizenbocks doesn't disappoint. Complex, but super-drinkable. A must have beer.

Photo of Freshlikeugh
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought this one on a whim. I assumed it would be similar to the typical dark weizen I've had in the past but was surprised the initial smell.
On the pour its strong with wheat and fruity tones.
The appearance is a cidery cloudy brown with a small head and carbonation.
However, the taste is really where this beer jumps out. Initially I had a strong fruity and alcohol like flavor, but it finishes with a sweet molasses taste. I would recommend forming an opinion as you get deeper into the beer because after sitting for a bit the flavors seem to come out stronger.
Overall, you can certainly taste the alcohol bite, but it adds to the three different tones to this. fruity, alchohol bite and molasses finish.
Its a must have for variety, however, I don't see it as a beer you can spend the night putting down.

Photo of divineaudio
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle into a weizen glass

a - pours a hazy, rich chestnut shade with some light amber highlights. forms a finger's worth of very active, tan head that calmed to a film pretty quickly. lots of streaming bubbles here with some yeast still in suspension. no lacing however. 4.

s - musty and sweet. brown sugar, fig, grape, fresh baked bread, faint spice notes.

t - total malt bomb, and much like the nose, there is a lot going on. nutty malt with tons of carmel sweetness, a little clove spice, suggestions of dark fruits. the wheat is fairly obvious, but not a dominant flavor. lightly bitter twang and a slightly astringent finish.

m - full bodied but a lot of carbonation lightens it up a bit. co2 profile is a bit coarse. very slight alcohol warming.

o - a pretty fantastic beer, tons of depth and richness. style-wise i doubt you're going to find anything better. seems especially well suited to cold fall nights. should be on every beer geek's must try list.

Photo of CrellMoset
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Beer Run, Charlottesville, VA. Served in a 10 oz. snifter.

Appearance: A dark, hazy, muddy beer with slow-moving but ample carbonation that creeps up around the edges of the glass to contribute initially to the one-finger of white, frothy head and then to the ring of puffy lace left in its wake. Lacing is glittery, runny, slick, likely slightly alcohol retarded,

Aroma: Deep, roasted maltiness - sweet, with flourishes of brown sugar and honey - and lots of fruity notes that run the gamut from pear, dates all the way to dark raisins, figs. As things warm, a sharp alcohol note emerges, lending that definite rum raisin edge to things.

Taste: Similar to the nose, and that's a good thing. A definite banana/spice edge added by the yeast, which themselves also impart a few other earthy, funky flavors, but all in a wonderful balance with the fruity notes and malt overtones mentioned above. There's also a few light, fluffy wheat notes that actually help lighten the mouthfeel a little. A warming, lightly-spicy alcohol in the finish rounds things off.

Mouthfeel: Big and fluffy, but wonderfully even and smooth. A little crisp carbonation adds a wonderful element.

Drinkability: Better out of the bottle, I think. The flavors just seemed a little less vibrant here. Nonetheless, it's still a fantastic beer, flavorful, aromatic, attractive, creamy, and a definite winner.

Photo of rajendra82
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The reddish orange to burnt amber looking body surprised me with its initial clarity and the lack of cloudiness. The second pour however had a large number of floating clumps of the little friends. The initial head was an inch and a half in height with a fizzy carbonation. The head did not last very long at all, and there was no lacing to speak of. The smell was perfumey to medicinal alcohol with underlying banana, clove, and ripe cherries. The taste was initially quite sweet with lots of fruity esters and spices typical for a German wheat beer. The alcohol appears to be very well hidden at first, but as the beer warms up, it starts to step in front of other flavors and introduces a lot of dryness in the mix. Towards the end of the glass, the hops make a surprisingly strong appearance. There is a faint smokiness to the malt that is like a wispy ghost. Mouthfeel is not as creamy as I had hoped for, and the yeast adds a mildly unpleasant metallic twang. Very complex beer that starts out easy, and then changes its tune a couple of times as it has your attention.

Photo of Johnquisssssssy
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a big foamy head which rests nicely; colours is a dark dark brown. Smell of prune and alight alcohol makes this roving without being too sweet.

Photo of bluemoonswoon
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500mL Bottle poured into a weizen glass. Cool looking purple bottle with no freshness date.

A: Very dark cloudy and purplely brown with a two inch creamy and tightly packed sandy white head. Not much carbonation can be seen and there is just a bit of soft lacing. Very bueatiful cascading effect as it is first poured into the glass.

S: Pretty nice and mellow but hides a very sugary sweet dark fruit and candy beneath a creamy exterior, like raisins rolled in yeast and sugar.

T/MF: Quite a highly carbonated brew as it ballons in the mouth and at first imparts a good dusty yeast character but as it warms the beer becomes less funky and a good deal sweeter with fresh cut apple and raisins being the highlight of the beer which is less evident in the middle and finish where a nice spice and herbal tinge not unlike licorice greets the tongue in a long finish.
This beer is also quite hoopy but really hides this well among the malty sweet goodness, the only way to tell is that drying sensation that sticks to the center of the tongue long after the beer is gone and that vicicious attack to the roof of the mouth.

D: A pretty easy drinking and tasty weizebock that lives up to its reputation, not really that refreshing this beer would be better served later in the night, perhaps after a meal.

Photo of BasterdInABasket
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle dated 12.265 (4 months old)
A- Muddy looking medium-deep brown in color, pours a two fingers thick creamy white head, lacing and retention are ok
S- Dark wheat aroma, clove, Caramel malt, dark fruit sweetness, slight alcohol
T- Wheat, banana and clove with a nice crisp spice to it, caramel malts, dark fruit, some alcohol, flavors linger on some, diverse and delicious.
M- Medium/full body, a little creamy, gives off a carbonated zip
O- Best of both worlds of a Dopplebock and Hefeweizen in this one, no one flavor really dominates but it all goes together really nicely.Really good, It made my mouth water some. Must get more.

Photo of mmmbirra
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep red, but kinda brown, and really just looks pretty muddy. Slightly hazy and a nice full wheat beer head. Not much lacing.
Hefeweizen yeasty spiciness mixed with some rich dark fruits. Raisins and cherries and some caramel.
Raisins, wheat, pepper, and a full full bodied mouthfeel. fantastic stuff

Definitely the best wheat beer I've ever had, and probably one of the best beers I've ever had.
I wouldn't normally aged a hefeweizen or weizenbock but I bet this one stands up real well to a few years.

Photo of Tone
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy, brown color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of dark citrus, wheat, sweet malt, slight hops, hint of pale malt, and a hint of roasted malt. Fits the style of a Weizenbock. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of dark citrus, wheat, sweet malt, slight pale malt, hint of hops, and a hint of roasted malt. Overall, decent appearance, great aroma and body, and good feel and blend.

Photo of paperbackfoster
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A careful pour of this yielded a four finger head, receding to a still impressive three fingers which clumped in a mound of tenacious carbonated suds. A single finger remained for the duration of my pint. The beer itself is a deep brick red with raspberry notes, kept alive by gentle but plentiful body carbonation.

S - Banana and clove, oddly enough, hint this dark-looking doppelbock. It also hints to lighter fruits, such as peach, as well as deeper, wine-associated fruits, like plum or blackberry. Soft vanilla notes come in with the yeast.

T - A lot of wine flavors - dark fruit, tannins, boxwood - ride in with a cascade of dark malts, full of fig, raisin, and sharp, toasty wheat. Not burnt, but certainly caramelized. This one, for me, is a standout example of the “big beer.” It does nothing to hide its higher ABV, its assortment of malts, and its minimal, neutral hopping. A very traditional, from-the-earth type of beer.

M - Round, tangy, with a sudsy sort of carbonation. Boozy without being aggressive or undrinkable, but certainly a sipper.

O - I wish there were more doppelbocks like this. Very true to style, and very true to its composition. I find many doppelbocks too heavy, lacking finesse. Or, on the other hand, too far crafted into a malty wheat that it becomes a bad spinoff. This is a pinnacle of style that reminds us of the spectrum big beers have to offer.

Photo of Tejon
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeffo
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this at Bert's Bierhuis in Utrecht.

Form a bottle into a weizen glass.

APPEARANCE: Pours a large 3+ finger medium-thin off-white head. Heady fades too quickly for the style, popping and fizzing its way down to a thin cap. Colour is deep auburn or sepia brown and is opaque. Medium-low carbonation with tiny bubbles evident. Head disappears totally and no lacing evident.

SMELL: Wheat malt with cloves, bananas and lemon undertones as well. Sweet caramel malt and some hints of dark fruits like dates and grapes in the distance. A nice strong scent with a underlying "coolness" to it.

TASTE: Wheat malt, but not bready like their normal hefeweizen, with cloves, bananas and lemon in the background, much like the nose advertises. Dark fruits, dates and grapes, show up again in the taste. A bit of spicy alcohol is there too, but it is well hidden. A mild aftertaste of wheat malt and dark fruits, with a little dose of alcohol spice at the end. Very complex and pleasant for sure.

PALATE: Medium-thick body with medium to low end carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, does down smooth with a bit of a bite at the end form the alcohol. Finishes with just the right amount of stickiness. Nice.

OVERALL: Very drinkable and very enjoyable for sure. This is definitely loads better and more interesting than their original hefeweizen. Only the look kept it from being a massive smash. I'd definitely pick up more of these, and I will probably age a few to see how they turn out. World class brew.

Photo of rowingbrewer
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a dark copper brown color with a nice fluffy lasting off white head. The smell is yeasty slightly spicey like clove and banana but much lighter than in most hefeweisen. the flavor is mirrors the smell almost perfectly but it has a hint of a slightly metallic flavor. the mouthfeel is a nearly perfect a nice medium body with decent carbonation. overall this beer could be a little better the metallic flavor and maybe a little bit fuler body, but it is excellent.

Photo of SkeeterHawk
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a deep reddish brown color that is pretty hazy when held to the light though the beer was poured gently off of the sediment. There was a head of loose bubbles that retained throughout the pour, but fell to a smaller one sustained by the bubbles rising.

Aroma: Oh there are lots of aromas to be found in this beer! Plum is by far the most noticeable. The aroma is definitely grainy and has some definite alcoholic presence to it. It is wonderfully complex with clove and a host of other things.

Taste: The taste is super rich. There are the dark fruits like plums and raisins that are here in abundance, but I also get some rich alcohol notes like sherry. The mouthfeel is almost fizzy, so it leaves you with the impression that it is a lighter beer than it is. There is a noticeable alcoholic burn after the flavor starts to fade.

Opinion: This beer is world class, and I don't know how anybody could possibly dispute that fact. I rarely drink wheat beers in general unless they have a ton of funk from the Senne Valley. This is the only other wheat beer that I will drink on a regular basis because of the simple fact that it is incredibly tasty. The fact that it was brewed according to the Reinheitsgebote makes it even more amazing because they were able to get all of these flavors with only four ingredients. Awesome!

Photo of Trueant1
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Exceptional looks! Muddy/cloudy brown. HUGE head. Head even formed IN the remnants in the bottle.

Smells a little of pine hops, carmel candy, and yiest.

Tastes as it smells. Wonderfull old style wheat beer. Everything I dream of in this style. A sweet cloudy big head wiezen!

Photo of Fear4Beer
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

Good brew! Smooth, low IBU, dark fruits, wheat, banana, spices. This was different than the Ayinger weizenbock that I've had. Beeradvocate lists this as a "weizenbock" but they take different approaches to the style. Excuse my memory, but the Ayinger version seemed more what I would imagine a weizenbock to taste like. This reminded me much more of a dopplebock. While I will certainly drink a dopplebock, it isn't my favorite German style (although my second highest reviewed beer is a dopplebock... go figure). If I were to compare this to Ayinger's dopplebock: "Celebrator" I'd have to rate this one below that beer. Celebrator is at the top of the charts. This Schneider seems like a hybrid weizenbock and dopplebock together. I can respect that. It's tough for me because I'm not sure what I should review this as. A Weizenbock, a dopplebock, or just the pure enjoyment of the beer. The thing that this beer has going for it is that it seems like a dopplebock you can enjoy all year round. Celebrator is one of those beers you enjoy during the cold months. Its meant to be drank at a warmer temperature. This one seems like it would work even during warm days because its like it is asking to be drank at a cooler temperature. idk, just my take on this beer. Good stuff!

Photo of fdrich29
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1 Pint .9 oz. bottle that has a classy, old fashion looking label.

Printed no less than two times on the bottle is the phrase "Germany's Original Wheat Doppelbock".

Huge head on this one that quickly shrinks down to a white ring around the glass. Smells like fruit, cloves and spices.

Taste is a wonderful mix of fruit (bananas mostly) and spice. The taste lingers and tingles the inside of your mouth well after it's slid down your throat.

This beer definitely promotes the phenomona of your eyes (or liver as it were) being bigger than your stomach. From the first sip you want to session this baby, but I wasn't able to to put back a second bottle, as much as I wanted to.

Photo of caddybuyer
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Veiled deep reddish amber. Nearly opaque when held to light. Creamy dense tan head.

S-The bananna hits you right away, A spicy earthiness, perhaps clove and brown sugar, like something one would smell in raw cake batter. Enticing.

T-Sweet creamy bannana bread with raisins and a yeasty opener, with a mild bitterness mid palate, and, unusually, a dry sweet finish. Huge complexity here, and the flavors totally mask the ABV.

M-Mouthfeel on the heavier side, with some amped up carbonation, but the density can handle it. Syrupy, but actually lighter than I expected.

D-This one hit the exact spot I was looking for tonight. Another, hell yes, probably not back to back as this is a singular experience, but a definate buy again beer.

This was a really nice surprise. I'm not at all familiar with this style so forgive me if I say it reminds me a bit of Chimay Blue. I have had this sitting in the cellar for some time and was never motivated to crack it open, but I'm sure glad I did!

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

purchased at fred meyer on sale for $4.

Pours a nice dark hazy brown with some hints of red. Beautiful head but fades kinda quickly. Smell is of spices and wheat beer. Taste is lovely wheat and great bananaish, wheat flavors. finish is nice and bubbly and goes down very very smooth. mouthfeel is a wee bit thin for my liking, but just fine and very refreshing. ABV is MIA. feels like it should be %5. Drinkability is absolutely wonderful. Ate with some aged irish cheddar and followed by some cherry pie. Sheeeess myyy...

Photo of russpowell
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a hefeweizen glass.

Pours dark copper with bubbles contiously rising from the base/bottom of the beer. 3 finger deep chunky tan head. Good head retention and lacing

Smell: Bubbegum, pepper & not much else

Taste: Frutiness, yeasty/band-aid, bannana peel, pepper, oaky and vanilla notes. and alcohol. Dryness, pumpernickle, frutiness and pheynolic tastes in the finish

MF: Hard to believe a beer with this much heft can be this effervescent (sp?)

Very drinkable but tastes are too intnese to make this a session choice. Not a huge weizen guy. I think the bock side of this appeals to me more. This is probably amongst top 3 of the weizenbocks I've tried. I'd love to have this with a rueben sandwich & some pickles or hell even blutwurst, enjoy. I do like everything this brewery puts out that I've tried, despite the fact they are ALL wheat beers.

Photo of EagleTalon
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a white head and cloudy amber color. Aroma is strong in esters, especially apple, banana and clove. Maltiness is also evident in the nose. Flavor is a very rich blend of sharp wheat flavors blended with fruity and spicy flavors contributed by the yeast. Alcohol wafts into the nasal passage as it dries out upon swallowing. Some spicy hop notes are noticable. This weizenbock is balanced, flavorful, potent and technically flawless.

Photo of Dukeofearl
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a brown-amber, dark but translucent with lots of carbonation. Huge foamy white head sets this off as a beauty.

Aroma: Wheaty, slighty fruity (cherry), slightly sweet. Wonderful.

Flavor: Flavor follows through from the aroma- oh, man this is a good beer!

Mouthfeel: Rich, full, and just lives in the mouth...

Drinkability: I love this beer, but the ABV knocks the drinkability down a touch.

Overall: This is one of my favorites of all. It is best as an end of the night, it's time to have one last beer and go to bed.

Photo of Squelch
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy brown with a thick bubbly off white head. No lacing.

Hop aromas are evident along with malt and clove

Surprisingly no alcohol hotness. Clove and caramel up front with lingering balanced hop bitterness. Very sweet beer, which it needs to be in order to match the strength.

Tingle of carbonation in the mouth subsides with a mellow creamy finish.

Very drinkable beer. One of my new favorites.

Photo of LutherBrau
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,889 ratings.