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

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BA SCORE
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world-class

3,661 Ratings
THE BROS
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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 auroracrisis
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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!

auroracrisis, Aug 19, 2009
Photo of johnmichael712
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

johnmichael712, Mar 27, 2009
Photo of AdamBear
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

AdamBear, Jan 28, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured out as a really muddy looking brown color with a big fluffy tan colored head. The lacing looked promising and stuck around for most of the beer. The smell of this beer was really nice, had some soft wheat aromas mixed with some dark fruits and some spice. The taste of the beer was really great too, the flavors of clove and banana, sweet dried dark fruits and a nice wheat backbone. The beer is pretty light feeling despite the color. Overall I wasn't expecting to enjoy this beer as much as I did! What a nice surprise here. Can't wait to drink it again.

Knapp85, Jul 06, 2011
Photo of Admiraldinty
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A great brew. Pours a cloudy light-brown, like a doppelbock. Nose is fruity, with some banana, and yeasty. Flavor is fruity and a little spicy with some chocolate undertones. Clove finish. Medium-bodied with a tingly mouthfeel. Somewhat alcoholic. This is a great beer. Definitely warming. A little on the pricey side, but great once in a while.

Admiraldinty, Mar 10, 2003
Photo of PopeJonPaul
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This must be a rare case finding this stuff on tap - I just started getting Aventinus on tap at Mugs Alehouse in Brooklyn and I've never seen it tapped anywhere else before. I have to admit I prefer it on tap over bottled (though Aventinus Wheat is still one of my favorites in the bottle.) The color (deep brown) and flavor (fruity with a bit of cloves) are still excellent. I think the tap controls the carbonation better, cutting the head down, making it a bit heavier and giving it an even smoother mouthfeel and drinkability than the bottle. Feels a bit more like a 8.0 ABV beer on tap, and it will catch up to you after the second 16oz one, believe me.

PopeJonPaul, Nov 08, 2003
Photo of billshmeinke
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a flute.

Somewhat hazy light brown color that looks a little like iced tea at the extremities. Half an inch of off white head that takes a minute to die down to a layer of foam on top. Decent lacing left behind.

Smells of bananas, brown sugar, a hint of dark fruits and some spicy wheat and cloves. Mostly sweet in the nose with a hint of spice. Almost like bananas foster less the ice cream.

Tastes matches smell almost exactly. I get bananas, brown sugar, some raisins, spicy wheat, rye bread and cloves. A hint of leafy/earthy hops clean out the back end. A residual sweet banana and rye bread flavor lingers.

The mouthfeel is on the high end of medium bodied with lots of carbonation that makes it feel lighter and also adds to the perception of spiciness in the flavor. Pretty dry finish.

This does not seem like an 8.2% alcohol beer. Sweet, spicy and dry makes for an interesting and quaffable beer that defines the style.

billshmeinke, Sep 22, 2010
Photo of RattleheadKV2
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml Euro style bottle, into a Unibroue tulip.

Appearance: Pours a dark murky brown, with about 2-3 fingers worth of off-white head, that disipates rather quickly, but leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: Tons of dark fruits; plums, raisins, figs. A nice healthy dose of a biscuity malt character follows the fruits.

Taste: Similar to the smell, with the dark fruit flavors coming though staring at the beginning, with the sweet bready malts coming in to round things out a bit at the end.

Mouthfeel: Rich and thick, though it still has a nice crisp, clean finish, that keeps you wanting more.

Overall: Very good brew. Never had a Wheat Dopplebock before, but this one stands up to the best Dopplebocks I've had. Very sweet, but not cloyingly so, just a very well balanced high gravity brew.

RattleheadKV2, May 20, 2012
Photo of dpodratsky3
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle poured into chalice
Wrapped in paper that says brewed in 2003

A: Super fizzy head, very soda like, doesn't look as dark as cola, but a true brown color, almost like a tootsie roll, not much real head

S: Nice and complex without being too heavy, definite chocolate aroma, adds a good base sweetness to it, bananas make an appearance on top of that, mild spice notes, definitely has settled down from the age, not super spicy and bold, but very nice

T: Has that sweet background malt note again that is similar to smell but not distinctly chocolate here, almost like a dark sugary/molassesy fruit, way more acidity than smell, spices are much more evident, still not super strong though, banana also, clove is there, still retains fruitiness of a weizen, just darker

M: Very light, carbonation is fairly high, I like that it is not heavy

D: High, easy to drink just like a hefeweizen, but has the deliciousness of a darker beer, complex, but still easy

Notes: I have only had a couple of weizenbocks before and I wasn't overly impressed. I'm glad that I finally tried a beer that does this style justice. It is great to see such good flavor profiles. It has all those light characteristics that you expect from a wheat beer, but nice, dark, and complex. Highly recommended.

dpodratsky3, Jan 24, 2010
Photo of Jas45678
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle into tulip

Pours a murky amber-brown color with a big white head that fades fairly slowly. Smell is toffee, dark fruits, carmel, bananas and cloves. Taste is slightly similar to a hefenweizen. Slightly sweet with some of the wheat and the flavors in the nose. Medium to light mouthfeel with decent carbonation, very smooth. Overall a great beer worth trying.

Jas45678, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of HopDerek
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a muddy brown with big tan head, long lasting retention, good lacing. Smells of caramel, bread, nuts, citrus, banana, and spices. Tastes of honey, vanilla, bread, caramel, banana, clove, chocolate, and walnuts with a lemon and orange zest finish. Medium to medium full in body with good carbonation. A nice balance of sweetness, bread, and citrus, very easy to drink, yet hearty.

HopDerek, May 05, 2008
Photo of jjanega08
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A= pours a hazy light brown color. Sort of a "muddy" homebrew color with a nice three finger head on it that is just off white color and holds nice retention and lacing in the glass. The color just isn't that great on this one though.

S= Nice wheat smell as well as nice sweet candy smell to it! Caramel and toffee like character in it. Delicious smelling! I can't keep my nose out of it it smells so sweet and candy like. I find that bocks as a style are a little too one dimensional with the sweetness but the wheat in this really balances out the bock character. Nice doughyness to it and maybe a little heat?

T= Just like the smell. Starts out just like candy on the tip of the tongue. Nice sweet caramel and toffee flavors in it that sort of mellow out in the middle of the tongue before giving way to a nice wheat finish. Doughy finish almost. Tastes to me like eating some sort of doughnut of other sweet dessert cake sort of thing. Really nice and impressive.

M= Smooth and creamy. Nice crisp wheat finish that doesn't linger around too long.

D= Nice beer. Really like they style (this is my first dabble). The sweetness from a bock works perfectly with the smooth crispness of wheat. excellent.

jjanega08, Mar 17, 2010
Photo of liquidnoise
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a pint of this the other day from the Liquor Station because I needed a single and I thought I'd try something good. It was good, no doubt. One of the best I've had in a long time. But is it worth being one of the few 90+ brewskis on BA? Lower eighties would be insulting. Upper eighties, I'll give it that. But is this what an "A" is supposed to be?

While pouring it a thick head consumed my glass, leaving me with a glass that was 3/4 head and 1/4 beer. I thought, "Oh no, I'm gonna have to wait 5 minutes for this head to go down," but to my surprise it went away fairly quickly. The head was not what I was used to, and the awkwardness took away from the experience.

It had a creamy texture, sort of like Guinness, and tasted like a mix of fruit and chocolate. And seeing as it was up around 8% ABV I was surprised I couldn't taste a hint of alcohol.

A pleasing, but only slightly above average aftertaste also left this beer below perfection in my opinion.

Definately a high quality beer, no doubt, no question about it. If I gave it a rating though, I'd probably give it an 88. It was good, but as the first 90+ rated beer I've had, I have yet to be blown away.

liquidnoise, Nov 20, 2006
Photo of jjayjaye
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color, hugely effervescent, with a fizzy two-fingered light tan head that resists fading. Spotty patterns of Belgian lacing left behind. The smell is an aggressive combination of sweet malty caramel and spices that suggest a full bodied beverage is on its way. Well carbonated and spicy, the medium-full bodied mouth feel is creamy and complex...in a way that compliments the flavors nicely. The taste is a mirror of the nose and an element of cloves adds a minty complexity that lingers nicely. The 8% ABV warms gently...a real nice drinker. Recommended.

jjayjaye, Dec 25, 2008
Photo of coldmeat23
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

GLASS: Franziskaner Weiss Glass
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees

Pours a dark, golden brown, with slight ruby highlights. Big head of light tan colored foam. Retention is decent. Lacing is thin and slippery.

Huge wheat-ey, yeast-y, bread smell. Candi sugar sweetness. Hints of caramel. Bananas covered in sugar syrup. Light clove notes.

Taste is also very bread-like. Huge wheat presence, with big yeast notes, as well. Banana is big here, also, with a nice mild spice presence. Slight bitter, almost sour, quality, in a good way. Very mild hint of cocoa.

Solid medium body. Smooth enough, but not nearly the creaminess level that I like in a beer. Then again, it feels right for it's style, the way it is.

Very easily drinkable. Alcohol is quite well-hidden. Very good balance, overall.

coldmeat23, Feb 26, 2009
Photo of washburnkid
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in my .5L weizen glass.

A: Two fingers of off-white head over a delicious dark brew of hazy chocolate and caramel-colored hues; yeast particles both in the head and settling at the bottom. Lovely!
S: Heavy, refreshing wheat aroma complete with bananas, light clove and some spices, and eventually an enchilada/mole sauce smell. Not sure where this came from, but it made me want to eat some Mexican!
T: Refreshing wheat and damp grains (not quite "wet", but not completely "grainy"). Great flavors that imitate the aromas, particularly the cloves and spices. Hints of caramel and light chocolate malts. Sweet fruits, as well. A sour kick meets up with my mouth at the end of the sip.
M: Light on the mouthfeel, but the carbonation is great!
D: Did I mention this is incredibly refreshing? Each sip throws out new and different characteristics. I look forward to more weizenbocks!

washburnkid, Apr 10, 2009
Photo of flannelman808
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Medium brown, light to medium opacity, and a hint of a reddish purple hue. Mother of pearl colored head tops off the beer and has good retention. No lacing to speak of.

S: Dark fruit (notably Date and Fig) jump forth along with banana and spice. I also get something like a marshmellow like quality is in the air as well.

T: So balanced this beer has lots to say and yet its difficult to say anything right off the bat. Soft spicy balanced flavors develop slowly, leading to some fruity notes (subtle banana and fig). All of these are finished with an almost citric like tang. A classic for sure...

M: subtle carbonic tang

D: High

flannelman808, Jan 29, 2011
Photo of bigbeerdrinka
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a medium dark brown with a slight ruby and amber hue when held up to the light. A strong whitish head pours about an inch thick without any lacing on the glass

Smell: Smells of dark fruits, figs, plums, raisins, along with a slight chocolate and wheat aroma. This beer also has a noticeable alcohol aroma.

Taste: Wheat and other dark malts hit up front followed by a smooth grape and raisin flavor. This beer then shows off some of its alcohol tones along with what tastes like bittersweet chocolate. This beer finishes with more grape flavors and dark fruits and finally a little more warm alcohol.

Mouthfeel: This beer is supersmooth. The flavors just combine perfectly and the body is surprisingly light and crisp.

Drinkabilty: For a beer that is as kicking as this one is, it goes down easier than the fresh bottles. Simply amazing.

Overall: If you like Aventinus, try it aged... You'll absolutely love it. I sure as hell do. Super smooth and well balanced.. What great flavors..

bigbeerdrinka, Jul 07, 2004
Photo of burnstar
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown copper color with a nice head that leave little lacing. Spicy and fruity aroma. Flavor is quite complex. Toasted malt and fruit. Spicy and banana wheat flavors. Just a touch of bitterness and a nice lingering sweet taste in the finish. Medium bodied with a lot of carbonation. Pretty drinkable stuff and a really excellent wheat beer overall.

burnstar, Sep 02, 2007
Photo of Gehrig
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Positively outstanding in flavor, this beer is an unusual amalgam of wheat and dopplebock rife with complexity. When I first saw it, I was concerned that the diverse malts and styles would tug the beer in opposite directions. Not so. The smooth texture and rich, fruity, caramel flavors adhere very nicely, allowing the fruity caramel of the dopplebock to interact well with the wheat hop side. Two great tastes that taste great together! The presentation is sterling, with three full fingers of frothy goodness resting atop a slightly cloudy walnut brown body. The scents and flavors are rich and variegated, with berries, caramel, a little coffee and chocolate, and a hint of bananas combining with good wheat hops. There is a slightly syrupy taste that arrives in the middle, but the dense flavoring outweighs that.

Really worth trying, and a surprisingly pleasant admixture of styles that work well.

Gehrig, Nov 18, 2007
Photo of younger35
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank out of a Weizen glass from a 500ml bottle.

Appearance- Poored a nice clear dark redish brown. Minimal bubbly head with poor lacing. Still looked terrific.
Smell- Very fragrant beer. Lots of malty wheat and grains with very fragrant clove in the forground. A nice bananna fruit quality comes through as well.
Taste- Wow, lots going on here. Deep wheat malt burst with spicy clove undertones. A almost chocolate, caramel malt quilty in the wheat. A bananna and pear like fruityness joins in and blends very nicely with the spice. A very subtle alcohol note joins the party.
Mouthfeel- A little more carbonated than I would have liked but not terrible. A medium body, maybe a little more feel than I'm used to for wheats. Definitely a good thing.
Drinkability- Fantastic. Wish I had one more bottle to enjoy. It's a very drinkable wheat that may be one of the best I've tasted (Can't beat Paulaner IMO).

younger35, Feb 24, 2007
Photo of phishgator
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an Aventinus doppelbock glass. Big foamy head with slight tan hue. Thick murky, brown, hazy, with the yeast added in. The aroma is pumpernickel bread, little banana bread, and yeast. The taste is the aromas with a touch of alcohol and cloyiness. The body is filling and after one bottle I am done for the night. A great example of the style.

phishgator, Feb 17, 2011
Photo of egajdzis
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark amber color with a fizzy, light tan head that left spotty lacing on the glass. Sweet caramel malt, spicy clove, and alcohol in the aroma. Initial tart wheat taste, followed by lots of caramel maltiness, and some banana and bubblegum as well.

egajdzis, Aug 24, 2005
Photo of Gish
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a moderate head with very good retention. Looks dark but when held up to the light it is a cloudy amber color. Fairly intense carbonation that invites you to drink more. The smell is a strong spicy fruitiness. Very malty taste with bits of pepper, cloves, and banana showing through. The aftertaste is bitter but not overwhelmingly so. I could have a few of these, but the high alcohol level might limit that. Very enjoyable beer that I plan on getting again.

Gish, Jan 08, 2007
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4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle into a big mug at Aufsturz, Berlin.

Pours a deep brown with some amber notes in the light. 2 inch head with lots of lacing.

Cinnamon and cloves come off the nose with sweet rum and roasted malt smells. A touch of alcohol in the smell, but in general a rather Doppelbock style smell. Really yummy smell.

Rich full bodied beer. A touch of caramel and spiced rum against a toasted wheat flavor. Cloves, cinnamon, and Chinese 5 spice. A very yummy beer to enjoy. I'm glad it was a half liter instead of a third.

Full bodied and well carbonated for the style. Really good beer. Drink it sometime - and it is better in Germany.

BillyBoysPie, Dec 06, 2009
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,661 ratings.