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

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Reviews: 2,037
Hads: 4,079
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 275
Gots: 409 | FT: 5
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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

Formerly Schneider Aventinus.
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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)

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

Pours a 1/2 finger head that fades a little quicly but leaves a decent amount of lace. Brown in color.

Smell is of dark wheat malts and some cloves with banana. It's a nice delicate balance.

Taste is of dark wheat malts with a slight hint of chocolate characteristic. Cloves dominate with banana phenol

Mouthfeel is a little bit dry. With dark malts I like a bit more body.

This beer is very drinkable, there is a nice balance between the hint of dark malts and the products of the yeast. (492 characters)

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

Grabbed a bottle of this about a week ago.

A: Pours a dark amber body with a decent, fizzy tan head. A lot of carbonation is evident here. The head dissipates pretty quickly, leaving minimal lacing in its wake.

S: A very harmonious, sweet fruit smell with hints of banana esters.

T: A slightly fruit taste - the alcohol is pretty evident in the taste. Banana esters are very evident in the taste with a slightly, sweet alcoholic aftertaste.

M: It was pretty smooth, but there was definitely a lot of carbonation.

D: If this beer was slightly less carbonated, I'd have to say it was an awesome, very drinkable beer. While the alcohol level is pretty high, the smooth malts and the banana esters make it sweet and easy to drink, hiding the alcohol from the palate. Definitely a good brew. (791 characters)

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

I poured this one from a 16.9oz brown bottle into a tall .5L hefeweitzen glass.

A= This beer poured a deep murky brownish gold color with a fair amount of cloudiness and a 2" dark tan head. The head eventually dropped to nothingness. Very little lace on the glass.

S= Lots of banana and clove aromas with sweet caramel, honey, and alcohol present too.

T= This beer tastes of the expected banana and clove, but also of bready malts, yeast, rum and sweet schnapps. I found a lot of fruity complexity in the middle and end of this one.

MF= Light-medium carbonation and a relatively syrupy and heavy body.

D= This is a great beer, but not my favorite Weizenbock. I appreciated the deep color and complexity but thought it was a bit too heavy to be a refreshing beer. (771 characters)

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

Good dark brown with just a hint of ruby red shining thru. The mouthfeel was full body one of the best features about it.mid palate was a nice fruitcake with dried plums and a splash of chocolate.
For most of the flavor being on the sweetside the finish leans toward a dry clovelike finish. This company is the king of wheat beers! (332 characters)

Photo of jujubeast6000
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed 5/4/2006 (500mL bottle): Pours a huge slightly tan head, big bubbles, quickly diminishing, good lacing. Brown/reddish in color, small carbonation bubbles. Strong aroma of dark fruit, plum, some malts, lots of different aromas. Light fruit taste, perfume, smooth aftertaste, slight alcohol. Reminds me a lot of a abt quad. Tasty, but alcoholy. (351 characters)

Photo of tai4ji2x
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

first off, i'd like to petition that the vintaged (paper-wrapped) versions be listed as a separate beer...

the final number scores are for the 2002 vintage.

***

non-vintage 2007 bottle

a-4 s-4 t-3.5 m-3 d-3

murky orangey brown, lots of yeast sediment. head fades quickly and leaves no lace.

faintly banana and nutmeg, estery with some faint medicinal and phenolic notes. hint of maple syrup.

taste is similar, with slight acidity and stronger phenols, which can be distracting. mild bitterness with astringent finish. ginger and citrus peel?

feel is thin syrup, but is also slightly astringent. carbonation is gentle

not too drinkable for me...

***

2002 vintaged version

appearance is similar, maybe darker, sediment is chunkier.

intense dried fruit aroma, like raisins or prunes. some clove-like spice. again, some maple syrup.

taste follows but much less acidic. faint banana still exists. mild bitterness is much smoother, going into a fruitier, semi-dry finish.

feel is also smoother and less astringent. similar carbonation.

though much better than the standard version, it's still a little bit medicinal with prune-like flavors for me to drink more than one. that said, an interesting beer.

anyway, the message here is:

GET THE VINTAGED VERSION - OR DO IT YOURSELF (1,288 characters)

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

Look - dark amber in color. Two, maybe three fingers worth of foam that dissipates somewhat slowly. Good carbonation.

Smell - Trappist-like smell...fruity, lively. Of the fruits listed on the bottle, I can smell the banana and vanilla.

Taste - Lots of complexity to this one. Fuzzy fruitiness adds a tingle through the mouth and palate. Definitely malty, with a thicker caramel-like quality, but at the same time not as thick as it might seem by the taste. Bit of a smoked flavor in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Just slightly on the creamier side, but even still, good balance.

Drinkability - With the not-too-lingering aftertaste and higher complexity, this is a great beer to have around in the fridge and share with friends. Maybe a little too much to go back to too often though. (787 characters)

Photo of Tilley4
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can't believe I've never reviewed this one...

A dark murky brown appearance with a quickly disappearing head...not a fan of the appearance of this brew... Very murky almost orangish brown...

Nice aromas of spices and banana and yeast... Smells like a spicy banana bread loaded with cinnamon or something Christmasy...

Taste pretty much follows suit with the aroma.. Nice and spicy and loaded with flavor... Quite the sipper, this would be a good dessert beer...the wheatiness is more evident in the taste than the aroma...

Overall, I like this beer... Is it something I would drink everyday? No but there is a time and place for it.. I enjoyed it... (653 characters)

Photo of jmalex
3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was fortunate enough to be able to purchase a sweet Aventinus glass recently, so immediately I needed something to put inside it. Not surprisingly, I opted for the logical choice.

APPEARANCE: Poured into aforementioned glass a golden brown with slight rusted-colored tones, on top of which sat a huge, pillowy off-white head. A layer of foam lasts until the very end, and it leaves a few small patches of lace down my glass.

SMELL: Very yeasty and very banana-y! Whew, it smells like someone put some banana flavored candy in my beer. Some spice is also present (clove?). The whole aroma is very complex and flavorful, but very up front and in your face.

TASTE: Much more rounded out than the smell. Clove is much more pronounced, now outshining the banana. The taste is quite yeasty, with the banana and clove entering as the beer crosses my palette. The finish is fruity and sweet, if not a bit dry.

MOUTHFEEL: Smooth and easy. Perhaps a little undercarbonated for my liking.

DRINKABILITY: The alcohol hits you a bit, but despite that, I only have half my beer left. It certainly goes down easy enough, but I don't know if I'd have another.

This is a great beer and worthy of being at the top of its style, but it leaves me wishing for a bit more. Perhaps I'm spoiled having such access to a beer like this, or perhaps it's just has qualities that are inherent to the style that I wish it didn't. Probably a combination of both. I really like this beer, though. I just don't love it. (1,505 characters)

Photo of NearerMyBeerToMe
3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a big, fizzy head of large, airy white bubbles that quickly dissipates into nothing at all! (BTW I had not cleaned my tasting glass with detergent, or a towel, so I'm at a loss as to why there's no head... what a downer!) The beer itself is well-carbonated, though, with plenty of streamers rising through a light-chestnut colored brew with highlights that border on amber. Immediately weizeny aroma up front, with the distinctive refreshing, near-citrus tartness; there follows a banana-bread mealiness in the middle; with toffee malt rounding out the back. Flavor is of clove and slight cinnamon; sour-wheaty with suggestions of bubblegum and melon in the midpalate with spicy clove; highlights of raisin and white grapes. And oh yeah, a lot more clove--so much that it almost borders on black pepper. If you don't like clove, then forget it. Mouthfeel is spicily dry, effervescent, champagney with more peppery tingle; yet somehow quenching in the back of the throat. This combination of spiciness and quenching character infers a high drinkability. I could drink this in session if I wasn't feeling the alcohol already... I might try this again to see if the "appearance" score goes up a bit, but for now let's just say I didn't get as much out of this beer as I had hoped. (1,288 characters)

Photo of rhinos00
3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 500 mL bottle into a weizenbock glass.

A- Nice amber color with tints of orange reflections. An inch and a half of white head with tons of carbonation.

S- Smell of wheat and fruit were the first thing that came to mind.

T- The taste was a little to variable for me. At first the fruit and wheat were prevalent, but just when you thought the sweetness would settle on your tongue, the carbonation killed it. The fruit taste really came out mid-drink when the carbonation settled.

M- Medium-bodied and almost tasted like soda at first with all the carbonation.

D- At 8.2% abv, this beer is extremely drinkable, the alcohol is very well hidden.

Overall, a very nice beer that I wish had a little less carbonation. As I said before, the more you let the carbonation settle, the more the fruit and flavor are prolonged when consumed. I may store my other bottle for a while to see how it affects the beer. (924 characters)

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