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

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Reviews: 2,038
Hads: 4,081
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 277
Gots: 411 | FT: 5
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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

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 auntfloyd
3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from a 500 ml bottle into a Ayinger Celebrator pedestal glass. I don't think I've ever had this style, and I'm not familiar with German beers at all, so this will be something new for me. So with the fact that I'm a total novice in mind, off we go...

Pours a dark mahogany cola-brown, with a huge tan head. The aroma is strongly spicy, with malts and fruits as well. The taste is malty and full at first, with definite banana flavors, before brining on the clove notes... this in turn introduces the wheat and yeast characteristics. The flavor finishes on a citrus-y, wheaty, almost astringent note. The mouthfeel is fairly light, like hefewiezen, but it is well-carbonated. If you enjoy this style, I could definitely see enjoying a glass or two of this.

Overall, tough for me to judge. To be honest, I'm not a fan of wheat beers, but this one is obviously well beyond most other brews. If you're a fan of the style, you don't need me to tell you to try it. (971 characters)

Photo of mgdeth
3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Huge off-white head dissipates - no, make that disappears completely - quickly. Deep, deep copper or brown in color. Downright shitty head retention and no beer lace.

Smell - Rich, sweet malty aroma. It almost has a musty smell hidden in it. I also detect a fruity smell. There is some alcohol in the nose.

Taste - Chocolatey malty sweetness is the focus of the flavor. Alcoholic warmth is present. I also taste something like figs or raisins. This beer conjures up thoughts of Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. I am also reminded of dried fruit when I drink it.

Mouthfeel - Highly carbonated. I get mixed results for the body - it feels thick and thin at the same time. Maybe this is due to the utter lack of head on the beer.

Drinkability - This is a very tasty brew. I can see drinking a few of these in a sitting. The relatively high carbonation makes the beer feel sort of gritty.

Comments - Despite the appearance, this is a very good beer. It is sort of odd as well, because it has some characteristics commonly found in ales (fruitiness, gritiness). Overall, I'd say this is a complex beer. Despite my score, I'd recommend it to almost anyone. (1,180 characters)

Photo of WetCoaster
3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: A somewhat cloudy brown with golden undertones. Furious carbonation and a tall, loose off-white head with moderate retention. No real lacing.

Smell: Rich malts and a bit of alcohol at first. Clove spice, bubblegum and a general sense of dark fruit, though no specific one comes to mind. Unusual (though perhaps not for the style) and quite pleasing.

Taste: Wacky. Well, it certainly is what it claims to be. It tastes exactly like a blend of weisse and dopplebock. The mouthfeel is medium, but the carbonation is extremely sharp; cola come to mind. The flavor is malty, wheaty, spicy, clove...ish? Finishes sweet, but thin and crisp. Bitterness and clove linger.

Drinkability: The slightly phenol taste and high ABV would make this a tough go as a session. I'm glad I tried it, though.

While I know this is a site favorite, not my glass of beer. I like weisse, I like bock, but together it's a bit much. I've rated it fairly high because it seems to be a very good example of the style, but I find the flavor and texture all over the place, with pairings that don't work for me. Next!

NOTE: This beer is MUCH better on tap, absolutely amazing. If I had the energy to write another review, it would be close to a perfect "5." (1,251 characters)

Photo of sschliv
3.82/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml brown bottle

Poured a semi-cloudy caramel brown with a one-finger head.

The most prominent characteristic of the beer is the smell. It reminds me of bananas foster.

The taste is more complex with strong clove and spicy flavors and a only slightly bitter finish. Alcohol is well hidden. The more I drank, the more the clove took over the banana.

Mouth feel is smoothe, but not noteworthy.

This beer has definitley sparked my interest in trying other wheat-doppelbocks. (479 characters)

Photo of champ103
3.82/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cloudy and very dark ruby brown. A small white head forms and sticks around as a small cap. Very little lace.
S: Caramel malt and fruity. Apples, peaches banana's and dark fruits. Alcohol from the start.
T: Again, lots of fruit, sweet caramel malt, and spicy. A bit chocolaty. The fruit character rangers from banana's, apples, figs, plumbs, raisins and a lot more. Tons of warming alcohol, and it also seems a bit metallic and coppery.
M/D: A snap on the tongue from the carbonation, but is also soft and creamy. The alcohol shows (as mentioned above), but it has a welcome warming effect. A nice beer to sip on.

Very nice. I was not blown away by it, but it is complex and a well crafted beer. (707 characters)

Photo of mmtroop1218
3.82/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First time trying this brew, picked up a few and put them back

A - A dark chesnutty color, with a big head and some pretty long retention.

S - slight hoppy smell, but definatly some fruity, clovey, smell with a touch of yeast

T - The taste was delicious, not my favorite style of beer but enjoyed it non the less, taste lived up to the smell

M - it had a decent medium to full body taste, the head made it a little thicker tasting cause it wouldnt go away

D - Found it to be a very drinkable beer just not sure if its my style but would reccomend trying for sure (567 characters)

Photo of PartyBear
3.82/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 500ml bottle, at room temperature.

A - Dark red, to the point of being black. Pours with a significant head. The carbonation is medium, high for a non-lager.

S - The malts are clear on the aroma, but not overpowering. Mild spice, possible cinnamon.

T - Strong complex spiciness, could be clove, with cinnamon; definitely more to the spices but it's too complex for my taste buds. There are dark fruits in the background, figs standing out, and maybe raisins and cherries?

M - The carbonation is noticeable, which is something that I wasn't expecting in this. It tastes like it should sit heavy but it doesn't.

D - Decidedly complex beer, that offers up more spice than most. It is definitely unique in the flavours, in a positive way. This is not a beer that you can knock back one after another, it has to be savoured, and the entangled mosaic of flavours truly appreciated. (898 characters)

Photo of MOB210SA
3.82/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard BJ's pint glass.
Four full fingers of creamy looking head but is fizzy but staying around, and no real lacing. The head is slowly deflating and continually getting smaller. The color is like a very murky tea-like shade. Hazy shades of nutmeg, and orangish tea colors.

The first smell is initially lots of banana, clove, amongst other spices. Hefeweizen crossed with maybe a dubbel. Smells of a decent Belgian ale.

The taste is very much like a Belgium ale, too. Lots of cloveiness dominates. The other flavors are banana, and dark fruit that I can't really pick out. Its good though, none the less but wasn't what I imagined this to be like.

The mouthfeel light, thin and I would almost dare to say watery. It makes it really smooth and drinkable, but not my desired great MF. Sharp somewhat bitter bite to the finish.

I'm not sure if i'll be picking this up again anytime soon, but It is a decent brew. (933 characters)

Photo of diablo14
3.82/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

while wheat bocks are not my favorite style, it cannot be deined that is a very very good beer. its got everything you expect and then some. possibly a bit too sweet for me, my my its compex.

pouring with a deep reddish brown color and thick creamy head that was a white coffee like hue. sensational aromas, subtle burnt tones, bananas, some chocolate and layered spiciness of cinnamon, anise and cloves. taste was sweet, too much so for my liking and just lacked a bit of bite, but with all smells mentioned present in the overall flavor, with some woody and fruit notes. good carbonation, gave the full bodied nature of the beer a crisp element, and had a lingering hop finish that was very complimentary. quite spicy, but has great balance. i could certainly dectect the AV in the mouth.

there are others i prefer to be drinking, but id never knock this back. if my tooth was a little sweeter these days i would have rated this much higher. there is no doubt aventinus a beauty even if its not really a style i go in for often. (1,036 characters)

Photo of bulletrain76
3.82/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

50cl bottle. Hazy deep brown with a big head that dies and leaves some thin foam. Tried to go for the massive head in the pic, but apparently I wasn't anal enough about cleaning my glass... oh well, it happens. Aroma of caramelized bananas, like bananas fried until a dark brown color. Add a little bubble-gum, nut liquer, and clove spice, and you have a pretty sweet aroma happening. The flavor has a rich caramel quality, with bubble-gum sweetness, bread, and a hint of alcohol. Banana and clove are their, but don't manifest as assertively as in the aroma. full bodied with the same effervescent carbonation that you would find in a regular hef. Something about this just doesn't quite work for me. It's OK, but more subtle bubbles would work better for me. I like how smoothly the wheat character blends in with the rich caramel components. Good stuff. (856 characters)

Photo of craytonic
3.82/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Huge head, ruby brown hazy pour, tons of carbonation but no lacing.

Smell and taste: Sickly-sweet malt with caramel, cloves, bananas, raisins, and brown sugar. A bit of a sweet cider element.

Mouthfeel: Perhaps a bit too fizy

Drinkability; You could drink lots, but I would prefer to move on. (307 characters)

Photo of yesyouam
3.82/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aventinus is a dim, cloudy brown ale with a foamy off-white head. There are plums, raisins, cloves, apples and deep roasty malt in the aroma. It has a smooth medium body with a slick, delicate finish. It's bubbly on the tongue. The flavor fills my whole head! It is deep, syrupy, resiny and wooden. It's a touch sweet, sour and bitter. Is this a wheat beer from Germany or is it a Belgian Dark? It is very complex and well blended. There are notes of prunes, cloves, orange peel, coriander, maybe chocolate... it goes on. What a treat!
(rated Jul 28, 2008) (556 characters)

Photo of sweemzander
3.81/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

5oomL bottle poured into an imperial pint. No bottled date found.

(A)- Pours a clear dark brown amber that produced a good off-white head that dissipated quickly.

(S)- A bizarre minerality & smokiness to the beer. Bits of malty richness. A little vanilla in there.

(T)- Malty & rich. Bits of lemon & wheat with roasted bread and caramel-like sweetness.

(M)- Great carbonation level & balance. Very smooth going down. Sweet & rich but is balanced with nice lemon citrus plus a nice wheat-like neutrality.

(D)- A good brew with a confusing smell. It might be a tad old perhaps? Very malty & filling though. One of these really sticks to you. I dont know how fresh or old this one actually is, but I would definitely have it again. (738 characters)

Photo of lpayette
3.81/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a weizen glass, this brew is a very interesting color and one that I've never seen before. Kind of like a grade B maple syrup with more clarity and a creamy white head.

Smells are fruity and floral. Banana dominates, mixed with alcohol, and perhaps some bubblegum notes.

Tastes- hard to pick a dominant flavor, but the there is banana, clove, a fruity strong alcohol aspect.

The carbonation creates "honey combs" at the top of the brew. Small bubbles around the outside. The beer mellows out to become more drinkable as it warms, but I still found it to be less drinkable than most beers. A llitle too strong on the acidic alcohol taste for me, but still very interesting. (693 characters)

Photo of AmorousAngel
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall Weizen Glass from a 500 ml bottle. A nice, clear reddish brown with a small fluffy head. The head quickly died down to a small ring around the glass. Any lacing that you see as you take a drink quickly slides down the side of the glass; it does not adhere. Tiny bubbles can be seen rising throughout the life of the drink.

Lacks the heavy roasted malt aroma that I have come to associate with the darker dopplebocks, but has an excellent wheat and fruit aroma.

Definite wheat beer flavor, with a little bit of raisin. Nicely balanced hops and malt.

Smooth and medium bodied. A bit of a tingle of carbonation.

This may be a bit TOO drinkable at 8% alcohol; it could get you into trouble if you aren't careful. I will definitely have this one again. Very well done. (794 characters)

Photo of Redrover
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

16.9 oz brown bottle with that great purple label. No apparent freshness dating.

The beer pours a hazy dark brown with subtle purple highlights with a massive and I mean massive chiffon like head. Not much in the way of lacing.

The nose is sweet smelling with clear notes of raisins and clove. Strong alcohol presence s well.

Sweet initial taste with the alcohol (8%) clearly present. Beer also has a slightly sour aspect to it as you work your way further into the beer. The raisin taste from the smell is also present in the taste. Some fruit flavors (plums) also emerge.

Wow this is an interesting beer. The mouthfel is nice and soft, the carbonation is very subdued which seems strange to me given the massive head. I’m not sure I would have more than one of these in a sitting due to the alcohol content, but it is a nice change of pace beer. (862 characters)

Photo of lehkost
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Just like the flagship Schneider Weisse, this is an all-around good and tasty Weizen with great ingredents and a great strain of yeast.

Smells like a Dunkelweizen on the nose, not overly pungent with malt and banana aroma, and in the's much the same, only more intense and malty, with maybe a little too much alcohol taste.

This beer is the originator of its style, and, as such, is a standard in a small but exceptional selection of beers, but I'll get into raving about the characteristics I find in this beer when I have time to write a review on the Schneider Weisse. (584 characters)

Photo of beerinator
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy maple color. Off white head with not too much retention.

Aroma: Smells sweet and sharp, with alcohol notes present. A bit of fruit noted. The beer's sweetness seems to be deriving from caramel, and not the fruit.

Taste: Heavy malt upfront. Lots of carbonation on the tongue. Finishes with a bit of sweetness. The tingly on the tongue is slightly harsh.

Notes: Pretty decent example of a dopplebock. Mouthfeel isn't the best, but it still is a good drinking beer. (490 characters)

Photo of Dogbrick
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted at the Barrelhouse Brewing Company Microbrew Fest on November 9. Dark amber color with an off-white head. Nifty fruit aroma of grapes and raisins (same thing I guess). Complex flavor of fruits and malt. I am new to the Weizen Bock genre but this was good! (262 characters)

Photo of RenoZymurgist
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Big beautiful head dissipated at a moderate pace. Dark red color with a lot of big bubbles of CO2. Aroma is very fine with a slight estery character that is very spicy and clovelike. Taste is a balance of sweet and dry malt flavors starting with a dark brown sugar flavor and a dry balance. There is a definite carbonic bite in this one that somewhat detracts from the flavor. Very smooth clean finish with a hint of alcohol and a lot of clove and spicey esters. Mouthfeel is light despite the high alcohol. Drinkable as long as it is paired with the right foods or the right moods. An excellent brew to enjoy on a cold winters evening with some good cigars. (658 characters)

Photo of aleigator
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%

Big white, slightly beige head, with a nut brown, earthy color. Leaves a decent lacing.

Banana, warm malts, honey, plums, molasse and ripe pear.

Excellent, refreshing beginning, supported by banana, malts and a fitting, high carbonation. Decent complexity, malt gives this a medium-body, with a spicy, warm, slightly alcoholic addition and a long honeyed finish with hints of metallic carbonation. Slick, oily and pleasantly smooth mouthfeel. Aftertaste is sweet with toffee and bready malts, convert to a warming feeling in the stomach. Yeast does a lot of work here, without creating the usual "Weizen" impression. This is a warming and refreshing beer at the same time, with a great fruity body, completed by spices and a pleasant sweet finish. (751 characters)

Photo of Jamesthebrit
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cider color with little head and few bubbles.

S: Wheat wheat wheat! Some citrus. I am surprised the alcohol doesn't come through. Seems a little light.

T: Wheat hits but there's a little bit of a kick followed by a citrusy finish with a little spice. Finish is a little bit too lingering of a musty wheat spice flavor.

M: Sits with a medium-heavy body with quite a bit of carbonation.

A pretty solid beer with some good flavor notes. Alcohol is under control but the finish is a little rough. (511 characters)

Photo of Cresant
3.79/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this 500 mL brown bottle into a Duvel glass. No date. Coded 08.134 1-1 0205 2822 ? The body was a dull plum color. Semi-opaque with a crepe-like head.

Smell was dark berries and molasses.

Taste was tangy and spicy. Cloves. Banana bread and blackberry cobbler.

Mouthfeel was zippy at first but smoothed out as it warmed a little. A classic,although it is far from my favorite style. (392 characters)

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.79/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Dark, murky amber with a huge cream colored head, very fizzy, but it fades rather quickly, but not completely. Some dark floaties.

S - Malty and boozey.

T - Spicey raisin bread, cinnamin.

D - Good carbonation, light body.

O - Good, but not my style. (297 characters)

Photo of vishneda
3.79/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I decided to re-review this beer after having it a second time. My first review of this beer was far below the average reviewer, and I suspected it was due to a badly handled bottle. I picked up a second bottle and was impressed.

I still like the way the beer looks, but this bottle produced a much more controlled head than the previous batch. The taste was much better than I remembered. Complex and rich, its a mixture of chocolates, grains, and dark fruits. Sneaky drinkability with none of the harshness I previously noticed. Basically, its a dopplebock that drinks like a weizen... which is exactly what this style should produce. (637 characters)

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