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

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world-class

3,597 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,597
Reviews: 1,983
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 200
Gots: 210 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

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adammills

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

It pours a dark purplish brown with a simply enormous head. I poured this beer into a large glass stein and had to pause for quite some time for this monster head to go down. As it did so, small clumps of this frothy head were left behind. Oddly, the head consisted of large bubbles toward its base, and the top of the head was almost like whipped egg whites. Real nice smelling beer, sweet malts, caramel, and a grape like fruitiness that I was not expecting. It is the same in taste. Terrific. Very smooth, the well measured carbonation lends a creamy mouthfeel. A nice spice twang that seems to eminate from the alcoholic warm in the back. I might sense a slight hop hint as well. Nice and balanced. Very enjoyable.

12-05-2006 01:04:17 | More by adammills
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chefelf

New York

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

This beer poured a nice deep brown color. It had a lovely malty aroma and taste to it. I was actually very surprised at how much it tasted like hefeweizen but with a more malted flavor. No bitterness at all. Very smooth and a great accompaniment to grilled meat.

I have been very happy with G. Schneider & Sohn's other offerings and this beer is just a nice. It was surprisingly smooth at 8.2% alcohol. I expected more of a punch from something with that high ABV.

08-24-2011 08:10:18 | More by chefelf
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

A dark brown, toffee looking beer. Bubbles are lively and the head is thick, but not really dense...if that makes sense

Semi-spicy nose. The bock part of this provides sweetness and breadiness. Smells..fresh and wet.

Sweet taste, very malty, but the spicy-cloveness keeps this from becoming a malt bomb. Brown sugar sprinkled over red overripe pear with a chunk of rye bread on the side. And still some herbal spice.

Feels a bit flat, though. Carbonation was lost a bit I think.
Very drinkable. Good beer.

Update: Got a better bottle methinks. Carb was better and flavors more pronounced.

08-18-2010 17:53:15 | More by Mebuzzard
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Review from notes taken on 12/30/10. Shared with some friends.

This was a paper-wrapped cave-aged bottle from 2006. Poured into a couple of snifters. It appears as a clear dark amber color that borders brown that looks like a watered-down concoction of molasses. A tan cap forms across the top and holds tight around the edges of the brew.

The aroma of this brew is fruity with a scent of cloves, toasty malt that cones across quite bready and raisins. There are light suggestions of chocolate and spice with a mild molasses sweetness.

The taste is fruity with a candied flavor that picks up more deep sweetness akin to molasses spiced with clove and chocolate. There is a long drawn out flavor of toasty grain, spices and molasses left lingering on the tongue.

This is a medium to full bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. Excessively drinkable for more than 8%. The alcohol is mastectomy hidden, I never once got any sensation of alcohol flavor or warmth. Additional pours produce an increased amount of sediment in the glass which brings out more bready and banana-like flavors.

01-04-2011 20:08:49 | More by stakem
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abcsofbeer

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Had this one at a German restaurant. Pours out a purplish,brown color, not very clear, but with ample carbonation. First, I got a crazy big head that dissipates quickly, down to a thin white ring at the top of the brew. There is no lace to be had.

The aroma is sweet grapes, kind of winelike accompanied by dark roasted malt. It really jumps out at you after opening the bottle. The taste is a nicely flavored warming alcohol along with some spicy fruit. It is very well blended between these two flavors. There is also a nice blend with malts and hops. Goes very well with German food. The doublebock style is becoming one of my favorites. Very good beer.

11-20-2005 23:53:53 | More by abcsofbeer
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Beerzebub

California

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Poured in a big wine glass at 57 F/ 14 C.

Deep red-brown color, with a good finger of cream colored head that mostly goes away, and finely textured lace.

Aroma of brown bread, clove, banana, apple butter, some hot green chile, and mild solvent. Deep, complex, and very nice.

Tastes malty up front, like toasted sweet brown bread with a bit of molasses, then big waves of warm spice and ripe banana hit, with ripe apple and solvent following close behind. Some tealike astringency comes in after several seconds, balancing the fruity solventy sweetness. Long finish, spicy, fruity and astringent, becoming almost dry.

Nice little bubbles. Fizzy at first, but after some swirling the texture is silky smooth. Good drinkability despite the solventy esters.

03-12-2009 07:10:00 | More by Beerzebub
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SwillBilly

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Appearance: Pours a dark amber, the color of Coke of Pepsi. Nice, tightly bubbled 2" off-white head, dissipates leaving little lacing on the glass.

Smell: Sweet and fruity malts, plum like, hints of caramel.

Taste: Beginning is sweet malt, hints of dark berry fruits, caramel.
Very clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, velvety, almost creamy. Perfect carbonation level.

Drinkability: Extremely drinkable. Typically not my style of beer BUT, I'm really starting to like Weizenbocks. Super easy to drink, alcohol well hidden. Malty and sweet. Makes me wish I bought more than 1 bottle. I great change of pace for me. Definately seek this one, perfect for a cool autumn evening. Compare with Victory Moonglow.

10-28-2005 22:46:03 | More by SwillBilly
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Mosstrooper

California

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Poured from 16.9oz bottle into 23oz NY Mets pilsner glass.

Appearance: Cloudy, dark copper color with a very large off-white head that leaves very thick lace as it goes down.

Smell: Cloves, grapes, yeast, and wheat backed up by hints of caramel malt.

Taste: Sweet cloves and malts at the beginning, with a strong yeast finish that has hints of sweet alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Rather full-bodied with balanced carbonation and a warm finish

Drinkability: This is an excellent beer- very much like a Belgian beer that also has characteristics of a hefeweizen. Highly recommended, and something I would be more than happy to drink again.

06-09-2010 21:03:47 | More by Mosstrooper
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randawakes

Alaska

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Tried a bottle at the Flying Saucer Beer Emporium in Houston, tx, poured into wine glass.

Color: Dark amber brown color

Taste: bananas cloves, dark sweet malts. Some of the sweetness can be attributed to the appleish cider like tastes. Theres a bunch of sugar in there. This beer had some sort of resemblance to the St Bernardus abt 12, but not quite as complex, and danked with sugar.

03-03-2010 01:04:13 | More by randawakes
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Giovacchini

California

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

A- dark brown with a frothy head that disapates to a thin off white head.

S- yeast, fruitiness, clove, bubblegum, Belgiany goodness.

T- sour grapes, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, spicy yeast, a nice malt backbone, banana, and peppers.

M- prickly mouthfeel with a slight bitter and dry finish.

O- I enjoyed this beer. This is my first German craft beer and this makes me want to try all the other styles of beer from Germany. Also should I feel bad if this beer reminds me of RR's Damnation 23?

03-08-2012 05:40:03 | More by Giovacchini
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Mistofminn

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a Weizen glass. Pours a hazy burgundy color. Creamy head that is just slightly off-white. It's hard to see, but there is a lively carbonation going on. Head shrinks to a small pillow in a couple minutes. Little lacing apparent.

The aroma is like a malty hefeweizen. I'm getting sweet malts, and caramel. Also spices and citrus. Just the slightest warming hint.

I see why this is considered one of the best in the world. So creamy and smooth, I get lots of caramel, and it goes nicely with the citrus and spice. I'm getting this sort of caramalized apple taste here as well. What an impressive blend. I had no idea what to expect going into this one but I'm very pleased. There is no sign of the 8.2% ABV. Very well hidden.

Creamy and smooth. Goes down with ease. A little more bite from the carbonation than I would have liked, but thats pretty much my only knock on drinkability. Alcohol is all but non-existent. I really like this brew. It doesn't look like much, but it's packed with flavor. I'm very impressed with this one, something that I will be purchasing again.

05-18-2009 23:03:16 | More by Mistofminn
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meadhead

Montana

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Rich mellow dark fruit wheat gluten clove spice
with swirling efferverscent nuance
of very slight chocolate
and zing ester tartness

Pours a dark red brown with
a slight white head

smells of tart wheat yeast spice

Tastes of the same
with alot
of complexity

has a rich chewy -
yet carbonated zing
balance

a very well hidden ABV
and easy drinkability
makes for
very good stuff!

03-25-2007 05:01:55 | More by meadhead
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Glassware: Bell's Belgian Style Snifter.

Appearance: Brown in color, this beer is slightly hazy, with no discernible floating particles or sediment. With an average pour, a large 2 finger head with soapy texture was produced that lasted for quite a while. Lacing was sparse.

Smell: Strong smell of toffee, fresh bread, caramel, brown sugar, and general malt sweetness. A roasted quality is also present. Perhaps a bit of gingerbread, as well.

Taste: Taste consists of the same plus banana and bubblegum. Sweet fresh frig taste is also present. Burnt brown sugar abounds. Overall sweetness is moderate to heavy, and overall bitterness is very light.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body, the texture of this beer is thin and slick. Carbonation is average to slightly higher than average.

Overall: This is an amazing beer! Tons of toffee flavor and caramel sweetness, an excellent mouthfeel, and standard appearance make for my favorite doppelbock yet.

07-16-2013 02:36:31 | More by ChrisKayler
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ThatWineGuy

Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Prune colour, almost opaque in the glass with inspired carbonation, a two finger off white / tan head reduced but stuck around with decent lacing. Smell was banana, spice, cloves, chocolate cake. Big alcohol matched by big taste and mouthfeel, substantial body, a bit of citrus wanting to come through, overall refreshing impression. The alcohol was quite well integrated to begin with but; with warming, it took on a sherry-like warmth and texture. Nice malty impressions, some bitter chocolate, all in all well balanced for a big beer. This beer is probably not for novices, I recall having it for the first time a bit over a year ago and I was a little swept away by it. This time, I appreciated the unravelling of different layers of spice, chocolate, malt and wheat that made it well worth drinking slowly, which I suppose is warranted with the large alcohol presence. I could do with another of these, highly recommended provided you don't rush it along too much.

11-29-2008 03:37:50 | More by ThatWineGuy
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Stunner97

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Appearance- Very dark ruby brown, foamy whit carbonated head that things after pour to be laced, very cloudy and impossible to even see through

Smell- Wheat and fruit in the first nose of the beer, yeast and typical smell associated with your wheat beers,

Taste- One of the most amazingly flavorful beers you will find, taste great first on the tongue and gets better through the finish. The flavors of a great smooth wheat beer

Mouthfeel- soft and delicate yet extremely complex

Drinkability- Very delicious with a 8.2 which is completely masked by its good flavor

I will tell you first off all that I am not even a fan of wheat beer but this is good. Try it you wont be disappointed even if your not a huge fan of wheat beer. Good buy and a good treat.

01-31-2009 05:10:00 | More by Stunner97
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Tupperwolf

Washington

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Pours out a dark root beer - cola brown with a fluffy, thick tan head that rises happily despite the imperfect cleanliness of my glass - it sits there in a fat layer despite no visible rising bubbles. I do what I can to add all of the yeast, but it is well compacted and some remains in the bottle.

Cotton candy, bubble gum. What an unusual scent. It's like a fruity Belgian to the tenth power! Very one sided and powerful, but not unpleasant.

Fruity, fruity, bananas, just a tiny bit of orange peel zest, marshmallow sugar - oak, mahogany, wood chips - spicy, clove/coriander yeast and hops. Holy smokes, there are a TON of VERY distinct flavors in here. It's like a car running up through the gears. I can taste each one of them individually and in turn. Extremely full-flavored. This is a sipper, for sure. It's damn near a Belgian. Try to drink quickly and fusel alcohols really stand out.

A bit spritzy / seltzery on the tongue, unfortunately, which is a bit of a drawback. It's not bad, but being a bit smoother and less carbonated would complement the full flavors better than the carbonation does as is.

Very nice! This deserves to be rated so highly. I've never had such complex, full tastes from a bock before, which is saying something.

02-21-2006 23:57:17 | More by Tupperwolf
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EStreet20

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

.5 liter bottle poured into an Aventinus weizen glass. 2001 vintage.

A - This beer has a great look. One of those unique looks in its glass that's all its own. An orangish brown on bottom that lets a litle light through leading up to a deep purple tinted brown at the thicker part of the glass. Lots of carbonation feeds a decent sized foamy head at the top.

S - Huge smell of tart cherries/berries on the initial whiff. Alcohol is definitely pushing through here. Got a nice spicy kick in the nose that hits the nostrils hard. A very nice smell.

T - Basically indescribable on the first sip. Simply different than most beers I've ever tried. I'm definitely tasting some of the flavor described on the 2001 vintage tag. A bit of chocolate under the spicy flavor. Some fruity alcoholic kick mixed in there. Balanced nicely with a nutty flavor.

M - A nice amount of carbonation with a fairly thick texture in the mouth.

D - Keeps me coming back for more. I definitely can sip on this one till the last drop.

Notes: Wouldn't drink this every day as wheat beers are not my favorite style but this is the best wheat beer or bocks I've ever had. Definitely one I will pick up from time to time to enjoy for a change of pace.

12-01-2005 00:13:52 | More by EStreet20
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eclipse54

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

A 500 mL bottle from the Boise Co-op, bottled in 11/2011. I've had this one plenty of times before, but an finally getting around to reviewing it. Poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a brown, mahogany color with over an inch of fluffy, light khaki head; moderate retention and a small amount of lacing.

The aroma is of clove, wheat, banana, light lemon and orange citrus, some caramel, date, raisin, and even a bit of toasted sugar. Regardless, the more traditional wheat and clove aromas dominate the nose.

The flavor brings out similar notes, with more emphasis on the caramel and darker fruits. A bit of apple pulls through, and there’s still the noticeable lemon and orange citruses. Banana, clove, wheat, straw, and a bit of earthen grass are all present as well.

Mouthfeel is relatively light bodied and very lively from the carbonation. A refreshingly clean finish keeps one coming back, and the absence of alcohol from the flavor or finish is also commendable.

Overall, a great weizenbock made even better by its wide availability and relative affordability. Being a bit more of an obscure style, I can’t say I’ve yet tasted a better one.

05-17-2012 00:17:31 | More by eclipse54
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Zadok

Kansas

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Poured a deep oak brown with slight amber highlights. One finger slightly off white head that dissipated rather quickly.

Smells like a hefe, coriander, banana, clove. A little sweet malt also present.

Initial flavor reminds me of a banana milkshake. Has spices of a wide variety, clove, pepper, and coriander. Slight alcohol presence but nothing overpowering.

Very smooth mouthfeel with light carbonation. A small bite of pepper in the aftertaste.

Quite surprised I have never tried this one, have to say its delicious. Definitely deserving of all the praise. Will be looking forward to the next offering.

09-06-2008 14:05:25 | More by Zadok
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

.5 litre bottle, served in a pilsner glass, because I don't have a Aventinus glass :-(

A - cloudy, brown color with a big fluffy tan head that settles to a layer, leaving good lacing on the glass.

S - sweet complex blend of spices, fruits and yeast in the aroma.

T - flavor is also very complex, slight bitterness on the finish.

M - medium bodied, not heavy at all, light carbonation feel.

D - a good brew to drink slow and savour.

Final Note: I have to get one of those Aventinus glasses!

11-11-2007 20:22:57 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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BeerImmediately

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

On draft at Tyler's Taproom in Apex, NC.

Poured into a 20oz bulbous glass, with 2 fingers of creamy tan head, over a deep golden/brown body. Pretty pour.

Rich fruits greet you up front, with plenty of sweet spices, and even a hint of some Old Bay seasoning.

Flavors start with banana, and are quickly followed by prune, apples, and over-ripened cherry. Some of the sweet clove-like spice maintains its appearance in the background.

Creamy for a wheat, but just enough carbonation to keep this high ABV beer from being cloying. Little thin, but acceptable for the style.

As with most heavy wheats, it's a sipper (and a burper)... thoroughly enjoyed, but could not have put down more than two.

04-21-2010 01:36:08 | More by BeerImmediately
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goschool

California

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

The pour is orange, closing in on lavender. The head seems small for a weizen, although this does have more alcohol then the average hefe, leaving minimal lacing. It's got the phenols and esters as expected- a malty nose with bananas and cloves. The taste has plenty yeast, spice, fruit (in addition to bananas), and roasty wheat malts. The 8% abv is more detectable then you would think, but this is still mighty easy to drink.

11-27-2005 01:51:43 | More by goschool
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auroracrisis

Kentucky

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Poured properly from the bottle into a 22oz Blue Moon weizen glass.

Has a one inch, off-white head until it dies down into a film on the top. The appearance of the beer is actually a ruby brown color with lots of bubbles. LOTS of 'em. Some sediment floating around in it too. A great looking beer.

Smells sweet and malty with a bit of yeast. Has some fruity aromas but not super bananay like some weis beers. More like bananas and plums, or bananas and cherries even.

The taste is pretty complex. It's most forward taste is the malts. It's pretty sweet for my palate, like rich dark candies. Then it fades into the creamy wheat taste which adds a fruity taste to it. The German yeasts are present as you swallow and nick the back of the throat on the way down. Exceptional is a good way to put it. This beer is often overlooked by myself but now I might have to start picking this one up more often.

Mouthfeel is good. A little on the light side with lots of bubbles. I like my beers a bit thicker than this but it is definitely true to the style. I think describing it as good is a fair way to put it.

Drinkability is relatively high due to the light body but the ABV kind of takes away from it. I could drink a couple more of these but then I could be intoxicated (which isn't a bad thing but would result in me not wanting too much more of this one.)

Overall, I'd say this beer deserves it's reputation. It's great!

08-19-2009 05:29:36 | More by auroracrisis
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johnmichael712

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

First, let me warn you: this is one super carbonated beer. As soon as I popped off the bottle cap the head began to rise inside the bottle and I quickly had to grab my glass to save myself from a mess. So, consider yourself warned.

Appearance: Poured out of a 500 ml (16.9 ounces my calculator tells me) bottle into a Paulaner weizen glass. This beer pours a very dark golden brown color with an enormous off-white head. Once I swirl the remainder of the beer inside the bottle and add it to my glass a heavy amount of yeast sediment can be seen floating in the beer. Holding this beer up to a light reveals an absolutely insane amount of carbonation bubble rising from the bottom of the glass, and it reminds me of those thermal vents on the ocean floor you see videos of. The head looks very soft and pillowy and lingers for a long time, but surprisingly leaves no lace on the glass.

Smell: The nose of this beer showcases its very strong phenol aroma with bananas and apples being the most prominent. There is also a strong clove presence, along with hints of crystal malts and light brown sugar. The nose is fairly reminiscent of spiced apple cider, but with a much stronger malt presence.

Taste: This beer starts off with a strong amount of sweetness and yeasty, bready, malty flavors; moves to a complex fruitiness and spiciness; then fades to a rich, syrupy sweetness at the end intertwined with a moderate amount of alcohol flavor. Along the way there are notes of banana, clove, and vanilla, along with a slight hint of chocolate from the malts. The finish brings the clove phenols to the forefront, along with a pleasant warming effect from the alcohol. The spiciness and warmth of the finish would make this a good winter beer for when you're sitting in front of a fire.

Mouthfeel: This beer is medium bodied with a good amount of creaminess and carbonation. Unlike some of the other reviews, however, I don't think this beer is too carbonated for the style or too carbonated to adversely affect the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Despite the fact that the alcohol is faintly present in the finish it is in no way overpowering, and this is one highly drinkable beer. This beer has all the drinkability of a good Dunkleweisse but a much stronger malt flavor. All of this adds up to make for one great beer.

Notes: BJCP history for this style tells me that "Aventinus, the world's oldest top-fermented wheat doppelbock, was created in 1907 at the Weisse Brauhaus in Munich using the 'Méthode Champenoise' with fresh yeast sediment on the bottom. It was Schneider's creative response to bottom-fermenting doppelbocks that developed a strong following during these times", and I feel blessed to be able to drink "the original". Whether or not that means this is the best is up for debate, but only time (and me drinking more Weizenbocks) will tell. If you're a big fan of wheat beers or of any of the similar styles, be sure to give this one a try.

03-27-2009 20:12:09 | More by johnmichael712
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

A-cloudy chestnut brown with a good thick light tan head that stays.

S-smells initially like bananas but then quickly fades in to smelling like freshly burnt wheat. there's a bit of spice to it as well. its a very high strength!

T-comes in with a nice dark roasted wheat flavor that has hints of banana. it then transforms in to a more spicy wheat flavor. after that the after-taste is of burnt caramel wheats that lasts for quite a long time. this is a really complex beer with every sub-taste having a really good strength to it. this might be the be best german wheat beer i've ever had. there is so much flavor and potency in this.

M-fairly thick, a good creamy carbonation but with a fairly dry finish

D-the complexity seems to diminish but the after-taste becomes almost stronger through out the bottle. its a very heavy beer and it doesn't seem to go down too quickly, tho it does go down enjoyably.

01-28-2011 01:42:53 | More by AdamBear
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,597 ratings.