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

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3,661 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,661
Reviews: 1,992
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 203
Gots: 226 | 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:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001)
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Photo of Rapax
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As far as weizenbocks go this one is dark. Although a boring brown color, it has a great foam with excellent stability. Appropriately hazy for a weissbier.

Smell. Bananas attack. And then the cloves, followed by the smoked ham and all the correct esters and phenols in a weizenbock. A little alcohol comes through, though.

The initial taste resembles a strong dark belgian ale, with phenols and solvents no brewer in the lowlands would be ashamed of. Then arrives the wheaty tastes and reminds me this thing comes from Bavaria. Cloves strike again. Maltiness arrives last and confirms the dark color of the beer. Bitterness virtually nonexistant - just as it should be.

Body is firm, with wheat proteins and esters building it up, and carbonation, although slightly lower than the average weissbier, lightening it up.

To sum up; the king of weissbiers.

Rapax, Jun 01, 2011
Photo of david131
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- A very deep leathery brown with a lot of streams of rising carbonation making their way through the cloudy liquid. The carbonation gives rise to an absolutely stunning off white, creamy head with excellent retention.

S- Fruity and yeasty. I get a lot of apple and pear with some caramel and bubble gum.

T- Sweet, caramel, a little bubble gum and mint. Lots of fruit flavors. Very complex and tasty.

M- Clean and creamy. A little dry, but overall very smooth.

D- For the ABV, this is damn drinkable and tasty. I am really impressed.

david131, May 07, 2008
Photo of archyquaffer
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a euro-brown, 16.9 ounce bottle into a sampler. A moderate pour produces about an inch of a creamy tan head that sticks around for the duration. The beer is a murky brown with tons of carbonation. The murkiness clears up after a while, and it has a very appealing appearance despite the initial murk.

Plenty of spicy sourness wafting from the glass, including some cidery notes. Even my poor olfactory nerves continue to stand up and take notice of the yeasty aroma. I detect caramel notes at the base, with lots of effervescent spice and dark cherry-like tang, and just a touch of citrusy bitterness in the aftertaste. The tang is somewhat reminiscent of hard cider. The more I sip, the more I taste, so that eventually chocolate and nutty tones become more noticeable, along with a strong undercurrent of a Kirsch-like flavor. A bit of alcohol warming as the beer progresses. The mouthfeel is tingly and creamy.

An excellent wheat beer and very much worth a try if you want to explore the style. Wheat beers are harder for me to like sometimes, but this one is a winner. I bought the bottle for approximately 3.75, which strikes me as very reasonable. Only one store in my town of approximately 30,000 people stocks this beer. I wish Albertsons would get rid of a display case of AB product and substitute some decent imports and craft brews.

archyquaffer, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of adammills
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

adammills, Dec 05, 2006
Photo of chefelf
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

chefelf, Aug 24, 2011
Photo of Mebuzzard
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Mebuzzard, Aug 18, 2010
Photo of stakem
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

stakem, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of abcsofbeer
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

abcsofbeer, Nov 20, 2005
Photo of Beerzebub
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Beerzebub, Mar 12, 2009
Photo of SwillBilly
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

SwillBilly, Oct 28, 2005
Photo of Mosstrooper
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Mosstrooper, Jun 09, 2010
Photo of randawakes
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

randawakes, Mar 03, 2010
Photo of Giovacchini
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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?

Giovacchini, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of Mistofminn
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Mistofminn, May 19, 2009
Photo of meadhead
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

meadhead, Mar 25, 2007
Photo of ChrisKayler
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

ChrisKayler, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of ThatWineGuy
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

ThatWineGuy, Nov 29, 2008
Photo of Stunner97
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

Stunner97, Jan 31, 2009
Photo of Tupperwolf
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Tupperwolf, Feb 21, 2006
Photo of EStreet20
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

.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.

EStreet20, Dec 01, 2005
Photo of eclipse54
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

eclipse54, May 17, 2012
Photo of Zadok
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Zadok, Sep 06, 2008
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

.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!

JoeyBeerBelly, Nov 11, 2007
Photo of BeerImmediately
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

BeerImmediately, Apr 21, 2010
Photo of goschool
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

goschool, Nov 27, 2005
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,661 ratings.