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

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Ratings: 3,940
Reviews: 2,038
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 249
Gots: 335 | FT: 7
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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

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 bashiba
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured much like a bottle of Cola, light brown and super fizzy. The head even when poured slowly fills all the way up to the top.

Smell is dominated by dark fruit and toffee flavors, with hints of plum, raisons, dates, chocolate, and bananas.

Taste is dominated by the sweet fruit flavors, very strong with the banana nut, and plum flavors. Very malty with almost no hint of hops at all.

Mouthfeel has a medium body and slightly oily.

Drinkability is very good on this tasty treat.

Photo of Proteus93
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: An iced tea brown, poured into a weizen glass. A very fizzly, bubbly head like soda water.

S: Tea-like, some notes of smokiness, wheat grains, some rich spices. Very nice. Dark fruit notes and alcohol.

T: Wheat, spiciness, a warming alcohol. Again, a tea quality, along with some fruit notes and just the slightest bit of a caramelized sugars

M: Assertive carbonation, a bit of stickiness, just shy of being a dry finish (or semidry finish). A good, medium-heavy body.

D: A nice finish to a dinner of 8 day old, homemade sauerbraten! A little on the bigger side... A sipper, but an easy sipper.

Photo of claspada
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2004 Bottle. Apparently Schneider had been recently releasing cellared versions of this beer which is awesome. More room in my basement... I found it at the store for a reasonable $6.99. They also had the '05 and '06.

Poured it carefully as there was a boat ton of yeast at the bottom which has settled over the last 7+ years apparently, still some made it in. Color is a clear dark amber/light brown with nice dark amber hues along the edges. Very very small off white head that quickly recedes.

Aromas begin with rich notes of toasted wheat bread, caramelized banana and light clove. As it warms you get some light spice, fig and orange. There is a nice "aged" malt character made up of complex dark fruit smells that you can get with some cellared beers or certain old ales. Notes of sherry and red vinous notes emerge as well.

The tastes begin with toasted wheat bread, vanilla and light spice. As it warms you get more complex flavors of banana, clove, cinnamon, and the figgy/raisiny dark fruitiness. The flavor profile is subtly sweet highlighted by the dark caramelized malt flavors, no hop flavor to balance but it is nowhere near cloying, which I attribute to the lager yeast helping to dry out the flavors.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with medium to low carbonation, but given the age of this beer, I cannot complain and it works here. Drinks like a nice light wine almost. Finish is nice and malty yet crisp from the lager yeast and cellar aging.

Overall, this is another example of why properly cellaring bottle-conditioned beers is a great idea. When this beer is fresh I find the yeast flavors to be too dominant with way too much clove, banana and spice, but here they play a lesser role to the dark fruitiness and the caramelized toasted malts. Really well worth the $7 outlay and I will definitely be purchasing this again (in bulk) next time I see it.

Photo of TCgoalie
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I haven't had this one in quite sometime. Considered one of the best German brews, I have to review it.

Pours brown with some copper hues. A large billowy head crowns the drink with an off-white color. Some lacing keeps things interesting as I view this drink.

The smell is very rich with wonderful flavors of brown sugar, wheat, spicy cherry, and clove. The balance is good and fun to smell.

Lovely dark flavors of plums and cherries meet some burnt wheat. The dark malts add a nice balance with just a bit of mild bitter hops for the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium with some heat and carbonation. The overall presence of the brew is satisfying on the tongue.

I would describe this as drinkable and it is a very good offering for the style. You can't go wrong with this one.

Photo of BAbaracus
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Packaged in paper wrapper dated 2000

Pours a ruddy, milky brown with deep orange highlights. Minimal head with large carb bubbles

Raisins, apple, assorted citrus, molasses, a bit of brown sugar on the nose, buoyed by undercurrents of wheat, yeast and alcohol.

Thick and foamy on the tongue, goes down like cream

Fermented apple kick precedes sugary malt awash in mild alcohol substratum. Six years of age apparently suits this bad boy pretty well. Assertive dichotomy between the soured fruit and candied malt blends well without dissipating into bland inoffensive.

I can't really imagine tiring of this one too quickly, although that abv is liable to creep up on you.

Photo of Burgz
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An incredible beer for the category with a slight fruit taste and creamy feel.

Photo of archyquaffer
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Photo of Nordbier
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChrisKayler
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Photo of vfgccp
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Opaque milk chocolate, or a dark ice tea. ~1 finger of creamy head held together with a fine micro-bubble structure.

S - Bright honey, maple syrup, touch of cinnamon, lovely banana.

T - Drinks like a bananas foster made with a nut brown ale. Sweet grains, bananas, and clove. Hint of lemon. Strong bready backdrop throughout the profile.

M - Smooth with a strong effervescence.

D - Very drinkable, super refreshing.

Photo of allengarvin
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Half-liter bottle, in a German weizen glass.

Appearance: Darkish walnut color, with a small white head of foam on top. Held up to the light, you can see the cloudiness of the beer.

Aroma: Lot of fruity aroma.

Flavor/Body: First taste is acidic and spicy, with fruitiness following quickly (perhaps more apricot than banana). Malt becomes more apparent in the finish, with a lengthy finish, drier than one expects. Lot of body, and warming alcoholic sweetness in the middle.

Simply one of the best weizenbocks out there, in my opinion: more weizen than bock, in terms of aroma and flavor.

Photo of kawilliams81
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a murky brown with a 2" tan head. Blotches and trails of lacing remain on the glass.

S- big bready and fruit ester aromas, along with some clove and caramel.

T- sweet dark fruits and lightly toasted malts, some citrus, clove, caramel and spicy finish.

M- medium body and carbonation. Nice smooth start and slightly acidic finish.

O- very good Weiss with all the usual notes but a smoother feel than most.

Photo of yourefragile
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500 mL bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Pours an initially clear and tepid dark mahogany brown color before giving the end of the bottle a swirl and pouring the remaining yeast into the glass. Settles in a murky deep brown, reddish color with plenty of sediment. A large, light tan head slowly fades to a finger thickness and streaks of lacing. Aroma is yeasty, dark fruits, cloves and bananas, but fairly mild and restrained. Flavor is as expected for the style and the most balanced representation I've tried. Strong weiss flavors of banana and clove with rich malt complexity like a bock. Very smooth, full body with light, but sharp carbonation. Finish is mildly sweet, fruity and clean. Alcohol is warming, but never really presents itself in the flavor. I should drink more of this, but I think my infected Ramstein Winter Wheats turned me off from this style for a little, haha.

Photo of Natural510
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled the 11th day of 2008, consumed 5th of Oct 2009.

Hard pour with modest amount of head, dissipating to a respectable ring of lace. Color is a medium mahogany-brown.
Sweet to the nose; roasted malt, dried dark fruit such as date and raisin, with a bit of hops creeping through the malt.
Toasted malt, astringent yeast, dark sugar/molasses, fruit such as date, . Flavor not as sweet as the nose, a bit more hop bitterness with a slight sourness from the yeast. More going on here than meets the nose (and initial taste).
Full-bodied, well-rounded, dry finish.
My local bottle shop has a wrapped 2001 edition of this brew on the shelf. I have a feeling it has aged well and will be even more impressive than this offering. Excellent treat, this.

Photo of billab914
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. Pours a dark brown slightly reddish color with a one finger white head. The foam settled after a minute of so and clung to the sides of the glass. not much lacing on the glass.

Aroma is strong with wheat, banana, cloves with a slight alcohol spiciness. Taste starts out similar with wheat, banana, and clove but the dark malt adds a very interesting and delicious chocolate flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, I really enjoyed drinking this one.

Overall this was an excellent beer, it was very similar to a hefe except with the addition of the dark malts that add a wonderful complex flavor.

Photo of WoostaBia
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dasenebler
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter: hazy medium brown, grayish, almost purple hue. Minimal off-white head. Small amount of lacing.

Aroma is outstanding. Bright, fruity flavors come through backed by hints of clove and ripe bananas. Can only imagine how good an aged bottle of this stuff would smell.

Flavor is very nice, but not as impressive as the aroma in my opinion. Initially sweet, with a spicy and tangy finish. Residual flavor of yeasty funk. Wheaty, bready flavors emerge as well. Mouthfeel is creamy, yet surprisingly medium-light for a stronger, darker beer. Perfect amount of soft carbonation. Eminently drinkable even at 8+ percent.

Aventinus is one of those truly worldly beers. There's nothing quite like it. I've had it several times, including on-tap, and it's consistent and solid in every way.

Photo of StaveHooks
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy garnet, with a frothy off-white head.

S - Loads of yeast, creamy banana, clove, sugary red grapes, bubblegum, gingersnaps, sour wheat, anise, dense bread.

T - Vinous acidity hit the edges of the tongue, gingerbread, vanilla, tangy yeast, bubblegum, banana, clove, brown sugar, caramel, cocoa.

M - Medium to full body, low carbonation,

There is alot going on in this beer. Very complex layer of flavors that actually go together very well. This is a hidden gem of a beer. If you've passed this up, pick it up next time.

Photo of watermelonman
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured to a dark brown with hints of purple and red. The head is large and fluffy, and sticks around through the duration of the glass. The whole thing just looks great.

Wheat malts are detectable in the taste up front, with a strong bock-style punch of alcohol at the end of the taste. The alcoholic content is very apparent but not overwhelming. It feels sharp in the mouth without offending, and it's pretty easy to drink considering what's inside.

While I felt the Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock was good but perhaps a touch overdone, this beer is simply outstanding.

Photo of zaphodchak
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

2004 vintage, from a .5L bottle into a snifter, room temperature. 1 finger head, white lacing. Heavy apple nose and present in the taste; interseting, and only revealed by aging. Curiously transparent ruby body, mucho sediment. Quite sweet, almost like a cider (Unibroue's Ephemere comes to mind), apple and honey are dominant. Wheat is curiously absent, considering the style (and the flavor of a young Aventinus). Mouthfeel not exceptional, some prickling from coarse carbonation. Taste is incredibly drinkable, but the price for a vintage is prohibitive. For those capable of cellaring their own, that might be an option. Drinkability is high unless you cloy at sweeter beers.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a weizen glass, the beer pours a hazy dark brown with a huge fluffy off-white head. It smells like plums, bananas, cloves and some lemon. Overall it's a sweet and spicy smelling beer, but the aroma isn't overpowering but still good. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma, but I can also taste some bubblegum, caramel and wheat/yeast. Luckily the taste is stronger than the aroma is. Mouthfeel is medium/full with a lot of carbonation, but the carbonation works in this beer very well. Drinkability is pretty good, the beer goes down smooth and is easy to drink. The alcohol is pretty well hidden considering it's 8.2% ABV. I think this is a very good beer, I'm impressed with it. Looks and tastes great! I'll buy it again!

Photo of Greywulfken
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: center-poured the whole bottle (with a little agitating swirl to get the yeast from the bottom) into a huge stange-style glass... yielded a deep amber body with a huge head of tan foam that settled quickly into a more manageable size, but never completely went away. Some lacing.

S: fruity malts (fig, very ripe banana) and yeasts

T: wheat cereal and again, like the nose, super-ripe banana, fig; some spice, like you'd taste in Christmas/Thanksgiving meals - clove, coriander, allspice; hints of dry cocoa and vanilla extract

M: super creamy and smooth; carbonation felt more subtle than it looked - extremely easy-drinking

O: Wow. This was impressive. I could drink this all night. Delicious, so creamy smooth on the palate... A real treat. So glad I tried one - a must have for BA's, regardless of style preferences.

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A consistently good beer, with beautiful color, and wonderful taste. After nearly 10 years of this beer, I never grow tired of it. Wonderful smells, superb mouth, excellent balance. You know you've had a big beer after drinking it, but while it's going down, the alcohol is not over-powering at all. As good in the bottle as it is on tap. Prost!

EDIT: Had 2003 vintage on 1/16/2013. Smooth, much lighter than fresh. Good with food. Not nearly as banana-y :) new vintage, but still good. Try it. 4.2.

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into an Erdinger weissbier glass. The pour is a murky brown with a huge crown of dense foam that lasts longer than styrofoam. On the nose I get sweet, bready notes, banana-like esters and spicy clove-like phenols.

The beer has a medium body and a nice, complex flavor. I get nice, sweet bready malty notes up front. They are accompanied by a slightly grainy, yeasty, wheat flavor as well as some bananas, pears, lemon, vanilla, and some dark fruit notes at mid-palate. The spicy clove-like notes promised by the nose arrive near the back of the throat and contribute to a tasty, satisfying finish. Unlike the eisbock, this one seems to let the malty notes play second fiddle to the fruit and spice.

What a wonderfully complex beer. My only complaint is that it's a bit sweet and could use a bit more tartness. Nevertheless, I feel as if I could spend hours sipping on it and writing down all the different flavors I encounter. If all you drink are stouts and IPAs, you need to start exploring classic beers like this one. Pick up a bottle, close your eyes, tune out the noise, and just sip and enjoy.

Photo of BuckSpin
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got to sample this at a local beer taste. A deep, dark, murky rusted bronze hue with a nice, tight 1/2" head of cream hued foam. Nose was earthy, malted, yet lightly sweet.

Wow, what a surprise this is! I was not expecting this! With most of the "bock" style beers I have tried I was expecting a nice, deep, rich malted taste. Don't get me wrong - that deep, rich malted base is there, along with a little smoke, maybe some earth, but my tongue is alive with the sharp, crisp, strong clove taste that floats above it. Along with some mild pepper essences, the clove just sings and brings a vitality, an energy, a cider-like explosion. This is very enjoyable, one of the biggest surprises I have experienced in a while. The two opposites dance and eventually join on the pallete, then a nice, crisp finish. I immediately picked up one to enjoy at home.

What a great experience. I cannot recommend this highly enough to those who enjoy a change of pace, a taste experience, or are looking for a summer bock-style ale. Definitely try this if you can.

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,940 ratings.