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

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Reviews: 2,048
Hads: 4,121
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 288
Gots: 432 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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 Ralphus
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, cloudy brown color with light brown highlights at the edges. The large poofy head dissipates somewhat but always has a respectable cap of foam. Marks are lost for a complete lack of lacing left behind.

The smell is a sweet and sour mix of bready, banana and malts. Some light spice and clove is present as well.

The taste is a step up. Full volume sweet bready malts with huge banana notes, bubblegum and light spice. It's good.. and the alcohol taste is non existant.

Mouthfeel is also good. Smooth, slightly thick and with a refreshing carbonation bite. This aids in drinkability because the brew goes down in gulps. (636 characters)

Photo of slitherySOB
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A terrific treat of a beer. Pours a dark colour, not really sure what to call it. Not black, not brown, not orange, not red, but similar to all of the above. If you ever put a dark stout up to the light and saw the bit of red that comes through, then you'd recognize it, because it's very close to that aura of colour. Creamy, two finger head. Though their isn't much lace, the glass was recently washed before I poured this beer. So that may affect the lace. Ripe, juicy dark fruit smell, bit of caramel, sweet malts of wheat and barley, and even a slight cheese smell from the yeast. Bit off, yet still pleasant. Tastes damn good. More ripe fruits, with plums and cherries dominant, sweet malt followthrough all up to the aftertaste, which is similar to a dark bread. Creamy, thick mouthfeel coats your teeth, gums, cheeks, tongue and throat. Nice, very nice. I certainly wouldn't mind drinking this again, and again, and again... Though I prefer the Original, this is terrific as well. (988 characters)

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Smith pint glass.

A: Pours an extremely hazy dark brown color with an incredible yeast haze. Didn't pour any head whatsoever, unfortunately, so I'm docking points.

After much agitation, I was able to get a one-finger offwhite color head with poor retention and lacing.

S: Plenty of banana, cloves, and bubblegum with an additional twist of caramel/toffee and some dark fruit. Unique, to say the least.

T: Aside from the typical weizen-esque ester flavors (banana, clove, green apple), this blends in a darker malt note, giving it a more savory feel and taste over a hefe or even a dunkel. The finish is crisp and very fruity, without being exceedingly sweet or tart. Decent complexity and balance, with excellent drinkability and no palpable alcohol taste.

M: Very well carbonated. The yeast gives the body some heft but never weighs the tongue down with excessive astringency, which is exactly what this kind of beer should do. Slight finishing dryness.

O: I expected this to be excellent...and it is. I tend to prefer my weizens to have a lighter malt profile, but the fact that I still enjoyed this immensely is a testament to its quality. (1,167 characters)

Photo of Daniell
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: very generous head, black and opaque except when held up to light, then it's a nice malty colour. 4.5

S: really nice and clean. Yeasty, yoghurty. Raisins, dark fruits, and also a bit of the typical wheat beer smells- banana bunches etc. They really come together wonderfully. The beer actually reminds me a fair bit of Chimay blue in terms of the yeast smell and the dark fruits. There's sweet milkiness and also some herbs there. Really rich smell, seems Belgian to me. 4.5

T: sweet maltiness. Wheat. Chocolatey umaminess. The sweetness is very prominent though. To its credit the alcohol is completely concealed. One thing I can say is that it is a great food beer. The spiced chicken with vegetables I am eating really brings out the plummy notes in the beer, which actually makes it resemble Chimay blue even more. The food also brings out some smokiness to me. 4

M: nice and creamy and well carbonated. 4

D: It's too sweet to drink a lot of and personally it's not my favourite style. The sweetness would stop most people sessioning it I'd think (not that the 8.2% isn't of concern itself) 3 (1,103 characters)

Photo of zoso493
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a half-liter bottle into a Chimay chalice (for lack of more appropriate glassware)

Appearance: Pours a deep mahogany color with hints of amber when held up to the light. One and half finger head that slowly dissipates to a thin cover of the surface.

Smell: Mmm..what you'd expect from a wheat beer. Bananas, malts and spicy hops are the first things that jump out. Has a bit of a sweet smell.

Taste: Malts upfront, with a typically wheat-y taste and then some spicy bitterness at the end. Not too bad.

Mouthfeel: Medium but feels a just a tad thin due to the high carbonation.

Drinkability: Honestly, this goes down pretty easily, and you wouldn't guess it was 8.2% ABV from the taste. Still, don't know how many of these I could down in a night.

Overall, a very tasty weizenbock. I'm not a huge fan of the style but this is a very good example. Recommend (874 characters)

Photo of andrenaline
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a ridiculous amount of head (and the pour was by no means aggressive), a nice hazy mahogany colour, relentless retention and some nice sticky lacing.

S - Cloves and cinnamon, toffee malts, apple and citrus scents and a bit of raisins on the finish.

T - Very fruity with cherries, apple and plums. The raisin flavour is also quite noticeable with some nice spices coming through on the finish with cinnamon and nutmeg. The higher ABV goes completely undetected.

M - The heavy carbonation is a bit of a drawback, making it a little too light for my liking. Would've preferred if it were a bit thicker and chewy.

D - Overall a very tasty offering. The flavours are very unique and fruity and make for a very pleasurable experience. The carbonation was a bit of a turnoff for me, but that's more of a personal preference. Worthy offering to any wiezenbock fan! (870 characters)

Photo of stephens101
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with cherry hues. Head is off-white and prolific, taking it's sweet time to dissipate. Smells of chocolate, caramel, dark fruits, sweet bread, and some hops in the background. Tastes sweet up front with a little alcohol peeking through and a slight acidity. There's also some raisins, caramel and malts in there. It's big, bold and beautiful. It's medium bodied and fairly well carbonated which leads to a certain crispness, although it's still smooth and drinkable. (483 characters)

Photo of AWolfAtTheDoor
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into my pint glass. Dark sunset colored hazy beer. Lacing is non existent.

Dark fruity flavors on the nose.

Taste seems a little subdued. Alcohol hit me strong on the firs couple of hints. Not a bunring alcohol, but you can definitely taste it. Seems like there are some caramel malts trying to emerge, but not quite succeeding. Perhaps it's too cold. I will update if it tastes better when warmed up. Halfway through, still tasting alcohol and just a hint of dark fruits.

Honestly a spot too carbonated for my tastes. I haven't had many weizenbocks, but I feel the carbonation is taking away from some of what the beer could be.

Overall a good beer. How it garnered such a high rating on here is beyond me. I drank a simple hefe before this, and it was much better. I can't get past the alcohol character. I don't mind it, but this tastes more like a shitty russian Baltika than something that would come out of the beer mecca Bavaria. (959 characters)

Photo of Wetpaperbag
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Brown with a touch of red, with a thick foamy head. This is definitely a wheat beer.

S- Dark fruits, cherry, dates, figs, etc. come though in the smell. I'm also smelling some dark leaf tobacco. The smell reminded me of Red Man Honey chew. Very unique.

T- Cherry and clove are very present. That tobacco smell didn't transfer into the taste, I'm kinda glad. This is a very sweet beer. Much sweeter then other Weizenbocks I've had. This has some nice malt character. Not too bad.

M- Thick and oily. Plus the carbination can be a bit much if you move the beer around in your mouth too much. That can lead to a mouth full of foam.

D- Easy to drink, but is on the sweeter side of things. (691 characters)

Photo of ColdPoncho
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This appears to be from the end of last year...not sure how this ages.

A - Clouded orange/brown body, huge off white head. Really a nice color of beer when the light comes through it.

S - Yeast, clove, lemon zest, vanilla..some other hard-to-place rich notes. Really nice stuff here.

T - Nutty, lemon, clove, some bready things. I like the smell better...but this ain't bad. Maybe is better when more fresh?

M - Surprisingly light. Not too thin, fairly drying. Intense from carbonation and spicy flavors.

O - I am very on the fence about this beer. I like it, but I don't think it's great. Great nose, sure, but the taste is only good, I think. I'll try to find something more recent and give it another go (711 characters)

Photo of ommegangpbr
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Chewy, malty. Something about this reminds me of marshmallows. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a chalice it's a dark color that gives a nice head with lacing on ze glass.
This is almost a meal in a bottle so it's not so highly drinkable in my mind but it's tasty enough to make you try to drink more than maybe you probably should.
Very good, very German, has always been very reasonabley priced as far as I have seen.
Try it on for size. I know I will try it again. (472 characters)

Photo of hawks10
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottled around September 2008 - Poured into my Schneider Aventinus tulip/bulb glass...

Pours a relatively clear dark brown with a slight purple tinge, turns a dark amber when held up to the light. Two fingers of very light tan head forms and quickly dissipates, leaving no lacing behind...

Sweet ripe dark fruits with a bit of spicy yeast and a good deal of wheat. Raisins, figs, clove and caramel...

Sweet and malty, no sign of hops here. Much like the nose, dark ripe fruits and wheat dominate, with a slight earthy spice lurking in the background, a bit of alcohol burn starts to accumulate as I drink...

Medium bodied, smooth and creamy, slick, low carbonation...

Always a classic, but I prefer Aventinus fresh... (728 characters)

Photo of callmescraps
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Don't know a whole lot about this one, but decided I'd try it.

Appearance - Very deep amber/red. Almost looks chocolate brown. A nice inch of head that lingers.

Smell - Spicy banana bread. Some clove. Plenty of banana. Some lemon. Some funky hefe yeast action. Orange peel. Some spice, almost Belgian like.

Taste - A spicy tang up front. Definite citrus, balanced with the spice. More maltiness than with a hefe, that's for sure. A sweet lingering taste. Some toasted malt, a little of that banana, and some earthier, prune like fruitiness. A slight hint of alcohol warmness. Also, the slightest chocolate is evident.

Mouthfeel - Excellent. Good carbonation. It coats the tongue beautifully. Not too heavy. Crisp. Just great.

Drinkability - Hmmm. Probably the lowlight. That spicy banana thing, especially with the sweet follow, makes this one hard to put away. One will be enough, thanks.

A very good, interesting, and complex beer. It's got a lot going on. It does have a sweetness, stickiness of the banana that just hangs around too much to make me really love it. Still, an excellent beer, and a great style. (1,122 characters)

Photo of snpub540
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark cloudy brown hue that had some light copper tones around the edges. Fizzy off white head left some nice lacing on the glass.

Smell was intensely banana and clove yeast aromas, with a caramel sweetness and a slight fruitiness.

Taste was crisp clean and refreshing. Great spicy clove and banana flavor right off the bat, transitioned into toasty malt and caramel flavors. Crisp alcohol bite in the finish.

Mouthfeel was crisp and refreshing. Not quite medium-bodied but not too thin. Drinkability is good. (520 characters)

Photo of ChrisPro
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have had this many times, both in draft, liter, and multiple vintages, so finally rating.

Pours a dark burgundy with some fluffy white head and solid lacing.

Aroma is some great plum and spice, along with a strong molasses and caramel.

Taste is similar to the smell with some rich dark fruit, but a ton of slightly burnt caramel leaving a little roasted bitter finish.

Very full bodied, but still super drinkable, as I have put down liters at a time. Fantastic brew.

Great example of the style, but I would say that 3-5 years is far too long to age this beer. I like the bottles fresh to a year or so. (610 characters)

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy, very cloudy ruddish brown color with a HUGE carbonation resluting in a big pillowy white head. Nose is wheat, clove,sticky. Taste is wheat, clove, banana, thick and coating. Mouthfeel is nice and drinkable. Overall this is a great beer I could drink alot of. (275 characters)

Photo of pbr85
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Guinness pint glass
A: Brown color with a large brownish-tan head that diminishes quickly.
S: Caramalized malts and cherry.
T: Very fruity. Sweet cherries and burnt wheat. Subtle alcohol hints at the end. Pleasant. Finishes clean with cherry and grapefruit flavors.
M: Disappointed with the mouthfeel. It feels thin, but maybe I was expecting it to live up to Celebrator(I know its a different style), one of my all time favorites.
D: Don't get me wrong, its really good. But I don't think it is $5 a pint at a liquor store good. I'd much rather go and spend $12 on a four pack of Celebrator if I'm in a mood for something along these lines. Definitely worth a try, because I could see someone who thinks this beer is great. (744 characters)

Photo of Sean9689
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle at South Loop Binny's. Poured into flute.

A - Pours a caramel brown with a fingers-worth of off-white head. There's a thick ring that remains along the side of the glass and a thin film on top of the beer.

S - Big candy and dark fruit notes, noticeable alcohol characteristics, burnt sugars, caramel, bananas, nice roasted notes.

T - Bananas, burnt sugars, dark fruits, boozy alcohol, sweet caramel finish.

M - Light to medium bodied, fizzy carbonation, semi-dry finish.

D - The alcohol needs to settle down a bit for me to really enjoy this one. That said, it's 12.5% and it sure doesn't taste like that. The light body makes it easy going down...another year or so on this and I imagine it would smooth out nicely. I'll save my other bottle and review again in a year. Very nice. (805 characters)

Photo of evanackerman
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

this beer pours a dark brown with a huge billowing head.

smell: wheaty. a bit of alcohol

taste is rich complex ripe fruits and wheat with just a tinge of alcohol burn

mouthfeel is very smooth, lovely.

drinkability is bit low due to high ABV.

overall, a very nice dark wheat, probably my favorite of the style. a must try beer. (342 characters)

Photo of gyllstromk
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured this into a pint glass. With no tilt, Aventitus poured a cloudy brown, with a massive, thick head.

The smell is fresh, with apparent malt and yeast. Some fruity tartness is there; perhaps cranberries or cherries.

The flavor is complex and hard to pin down, seeming to change subtly between sips. The advertised cloves and banana did not arise until mid drink, but the whole time there was tart fruit; some times cranberry, other times raspberry. A welcome malty sweetness appeared here and there.

The beer is somewhat thick but very wet, and carbonated almost like a soda. Very refreshing and highly drinkable. (622 characters)

Photo of scotorum
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 16.9 oz. bottle into a Duvel stemmed tulip glass.

a: Dense ruby/brown with a tall off white head which receded quickly to small swirls of surface foam and virtually no lacing.

s: Dark fruit,

t: Dark malt and fruit, leaning towards the fruit. Very Belgian for a German beer.

m: Light to moderate. Considerable carbonation adds more bite.

o: Described as a wheat dopplebock, this is more dark fruit-yeast dominated than I had expected. Won't buy it again because dark fruit (prunes, plums and such) is not a personal favorite flavor in beer, and this was not cheap at $6 a pint. Nonetheless it was nice to try to get an idea of why it is #101 on the BA top 250. (680 characters)

Photo of BMan1113VR
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very differenet. Aroma is almost exclusively banana and vanilla. Appearance is a hazy monochromatic brown with a large off-white head with excellent retention and lacing. Flavor is rich in clove and quite sweet. Goes down like syrup (in a nice way). A pretty sophisticated beer. Some of my less expirianced friends (not that I am too expirianced) said that it tasted a lot like bubblegum. Overall quite nice, but not something you could drink a lot of. (452 characters)

Photo of allboutbierge
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Much like a normal dunkelweizen, only with a tad more flavor and a little bit more alcohol.

Enjoyed in the festive enviroment of the Schneider Weiss tap house in Munich. Color was essentially that of any dunkel weiss, possibily with a slighter deeper brown color and more predominant orange hues. The head of the brew was extremely thick and long lasting. I bet I coudve floated a penny on the top of it (note-did not try). Flavor was particularly heavy in the aspects of bananas and even offered some notes of flat n/a apple cider. A very slight taste of alcohol could be tasted. Mouthfeel was extremely luxurious and thick. The strength of the flavors did however slightly detract from drinkability. (704 characters)

Photo of microbrew52
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I love this genre of beer. This is more carbonated than what i like but the flavor is so good you will not know its a higher ABV. The smell is thick with malts with a hint of clove. Although the mouthfeel is more like champagne (very bubbly) the caramel malt flavor balances everything out. This has good drinkability but would not be my first choice for a weizenbock. (368 characters)

Photo of barefootbrewer
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a cloudy brown color with a cream colored head. The aroma is spicy with the wheat quite noticeable. The taste is sweet and floral – also, some ester flavors. The mouthfeel is full and the carbonation is apparent. Overall, this is a nicely balanced, easy drinking brew. (286 characters)

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 2,048 ratings.