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

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3,935 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,935
Reviews: 2,038
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 249
Gots: 336 | FT: 7
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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 FenwaySquid
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 1 pt. 9 oz. bottle, no freshness or BBD, poured into an Aventinus weizenbock glass.

Appearance: Deep brown hue, somewhat transparent in the slim bottom of the glass. The beer there resembled coca-cola in color. the head poured about 1 inch and faded quickly into a lace.

Aroma: Very sweet and malty.

Taste: The beer is actually midly smoth up front, with the malt flavor boldly entering the mix about midway with a hint of chocolate, and holding through to the finish.

Mouthfeel: Rather thick and syrupy. The carbonation is higher than average as well.

Overall: A good beer to try once, but it's a little sweet for my taste.

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

A: Looks like a good beer. Dark brown, cloudy with two fingers of head with nice retention.

S: Great, complex smell. Banana comes up first, followed by bready yeast, malts, dark fruits and alcohol. Amazing aroma.

T: Taste matches the smell. Banana, clove. Both malty and yeasty. Alcohol cuts through and warms the throat nicely. Tastes like a good Belgian more than a German bock.

M: slightly sticky, medium body, medium carbonation.

O: Really great beer. Alcohol is present without overwhelming, taste, aroma and looks are all well balanced and it is nice and complex. I hope I can start finding this more often.

Photo of nrbw23
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a murky brownish orangeish color kinda different, with a white head. Head has pretty solid retention and leaves some great lacing.

S- Smell is yeast, clove and banana, cinnamon, roasted and grain malt, and light orange zest.

T- Taste is really solid. Clove and light banana are prominent, a bit of other spices, roasty malt, light orange citrus hops, and a touch of alcohol.

M- Medium in body and good amount of carbonation.

D- Quite a bit going on here and super easy to drink.

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

A: Pours a very rich, cloudy, walnut brown with a thick head that has decent retention considering the high ABV. Lots of active carbonation throughout, decent lacing.

S: Chocolate, smoky hickory, sweet but not overly so. Undertones of butter and cream, and a hint of what seems to be nutmeg and clove. On second inspection, I can smell something citrus like tangerine. A hint of alcohol shows through, but not in an offensive way. Overall a very pleasant smell. I'm practically drooling waiting to try it.

T: Initially surprisingly mild, but the taste builds up very quickly to a sweet and chocolaty roast. Reminds me slightly of chocolate roasted coffee. The flavors blend extremely well, to the point where it's hard to separate them. The rich smokiness is on top of everything, but hides nothing. Surprisingly light for how pungent and rich it is. Spicy carbonation and slight bitterness linger for a while after swallowing. I think I detect a hint of banana and tangerine again in the aftertaste somewhere.

M: Highly carbonated, which is probably why it seems so light for such a dark, rich bock. Medium-bodied. Not syrupy despite the sweetness. Very easily drinkable, with a well-hidden ABV. I highly recommend this beer especially with a nice mild grilled steak.

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

A: Slight white head over inviting brown liquid.

S: Figs, raisins, yeast and caramel.

T: Figs, raisins, red grapes, pears, caramel, and citrus hop flavours. There is some sourness in the finish, especially as it warms.

M: Medium viscosity and low carbonation.

O: Great complexity in the flavours of this Weizenbock, but the mouth feel could use a higher level of carbonation.

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

A: Medium brown color with a medium cream colored head that reduces to a decent lacing.

S: Banana stands out immediately, after that it's butterscotch. Impressive. Yeast is there, dark fruits although I can't really define since the banana and butterscotch smell are masking it with there strong presence.

T: Roasted malts, hints of lemon and orange, banana and rather surprising little sweetness. Yeasty, little hops, a bit bitter and some alcohol.

M: High carbonation and a medium body.

D: I like this one a lot. A good marriage between a weizen and a dubbel. In my top 3 of favourite german beers.

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

Appearance: Clear brown, foamy head.

Smell: Nice banana and clove aroma.

Taste: The thing I like about most weizenbocks is that they taste like banana bread. Aventinus follows that lead, sweet bananas and some spice.

Drinkability: I'd have these more often if I wasn't wary of the age of the bottles at most stores.

Finally got around to reviewing this beer, one of my favorites. Good stuff!

Photo of DucksFan16
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz. bottle.

Pours reddish-brown with a good amount of off-white head. Fruity aroma that includes apples, cherries, bananas, and raisins. Flavor is slightly sweet with malts, bananas, raisins, and alcohol. Smooth and nice palate.

Delicious and complex, one of my favorites.

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

Poured into a weizen glass

Appearance: Dark brown with light brown to yellow hues around the edges. The beer is topped off with a white fluffy head that remains throughout the entire beer drinking experience.

Aroma: Banana, clove, vanilla, bready, earthy esters, but banana and clove dominate. A lot of malty sweetness with a hint of citrus.

Taste: Sweet, yet still balanced, bready with a lot of banana and clove again. The 8.2%ABV is not detectable, which makes this beer easy to drink.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with more carbonation than you would expect from a higher ABV beer. The extra carbonation makes the beer more refreshing and easier to drink.

Overall: Very good beer. The balance of flavors and aromas are perfection for the style. It was surprisingly refreshing, but the ABV reminds you at the end that this is not a summer easy quaffing drink. Pinnacle of the style in my opinion.

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

I purchased a 500 mL bottle at Downtown Wine & Spirits, partly due to things I've heard/read, partly because of the cool paper wrapper. Accordind to the label this bottle was brewed in 2001. I let this warm to around 45º F and served in my UFO Weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy brown with thick beige head that thins at a moderate pace and eventually disappears completely. Large chucks of yeast settle at the bottom.

Smell: I detect a malty, caramel sweetness, with notes of dark fruit (raisins, upon thinking back). I get very light banana, something I could have missed had I not been looking for it, and light alcohol.

Taste: I get spicy clove flavors upfront, as well as fruity and caramel flavors in the center. The finish is lightly bitter, with warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel: This beer is moderately carbonated, and pleasantly tingly. It's medium-bodied and silky smooth.

Drinkability: Delicious, and easy to drink. Much more so than I expected based on the rich malt flavors.

Overall: I liked this beer a lot. It combined some of the characters that I like in Hefe Weizens with nice rich malt flavors.

Photo of Citadel82
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy dark amber with a large bubbled white head that receded quickly. Nearly no lacing but a very steady stream of bubbles fed a thin layer of white atop the beer throughout the consumption.

Smell a heady aroma of malt and yeast with hints of alcohol, almost imperceptible hint of hops.

Tastes rich and with wheat/floury/cake with some spices, ripe bananas, hint of cloves, cinnamon. Some yeast and a brief medium dry finish where alcohol makes a brief appearance

Medium bodied - though heavy for a wheat beer with lots of effervesence that tickles the tongue. Slightly oily in that the beer lingers in the the mouth and on the tongue.

This is a wonderful beer for a cold winters night. Though the Aventinus Eisbock which will follow is a rare and fine tipple as well.

I really like this beer and even bought the funky glass that it is served in so I could be as authentic as possible. Half-time has the Eisbock Glass which is a sawed off version of the regular glass.

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

Aventius pours a darkish-brown color, with a tinge of red at the bottom of the glass. It is opaque with a medium sized white bubbly head. From the middle of the glass on up, small, tightly packed bubbles rapidly flow towards the surface.

The beer is dominated by a fresh wheat aroma, with malty roasted tones added.

Overall the taste is very smooth and malty. There is a strong hint of chocolate mixed with just a smidge of spice in the aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is full, with a highly dense texture. At the same time, however, it is amazingly refreshing on the back of the tongue.

For me it is hard to believe that this beer has an eight percent ABV, as it is so easy to sip and enjoy without tasting any alcohol. This is an absolute killer doppelback, and a steal at $3 a bottle!!

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

Pours with a 4-finger, light tan head that takes a while to drop enough to empty the bottle into the weizen glass while leaving just dots of lace. The body is a dark, hazy amber/orange.

The smell is most noticeably cloves & bananas but also some dark fruit.

The taste is spicy cloves and banana and dark fruit. The taste is very pleasant and it's interesting how the clove & fruit linger in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is medium, dry and well-carbonated.

Overall: There's a reason this beer sits at the top of the Weizenbock ranking, it is a really good, tasty beer. It has very good flavors, bananas, cloves and dark fruits all make their presence known during the drinking of this one.

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

Pours to a cloudy dark brown with a beautiful head that doesn't go away. Aroma of banana and cloves and almost like a bubblegum scent because of those notes. A little bit spicy. Taste has a hint of banana, cloves and the alcoholic taste sitting in the background but not overpowering. Mouthfeel is excellent, coating, fizzes up with minimal manipulation. Smooth and no aftertaste.

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

Purchased for $4.69/22oz bottle. Poured into a chalice.

A complex beer. Can really taste the cloves. I don’t have much experience with this style, but it is certainly a beer that suits my tastes.

A – Pours a slightly cloudy brown with a two-finger rocky off-white head, which quickly dissipates to a nice constant layer. Almost no lacing.

S – Dark fruit, spiciness, some alcohol, some cloves, faint vanilla.

T – Bready, clove spiciness, some raisin/dark fruitiness.

MF – Well carbonated, sharp on the palate, full bodied.

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

Reviewed from notes 2/7/11

A: copper-orangish brown with a 1½ finger off-white head, minimal lacing

S: sweet malts, bananas, cloves, and dark fruits (plums, raisins)

T: cloves and bananas upfront, bready/yeasty, dark fruits shine though on the backend

M: moderate carbonation, crisp, thin and very bubbly on the tongue

D: very similar to a hefeweizen with the typical flavors of cloves and bananas, very easy to drink


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

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.

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,935 ratings.