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

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,946 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 3,946
Reviews: 2,039
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 254
Gots: 338 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Bold, intriguing aroma. Vanilla may be the main aroma. Sweet bananas, clove, some darker fruit flavors in the background as plums and grapes. Mild alcohol and mild hop bitterness.

Appearance: Deep copper. Pours a nice and tall white creamy head. Mostly clear, but a closer inspection shows lots of small and large particles circulating around the glass. Amazing retention and tons of lacing.

Taste: Bold and complex, wow. Spicy black pepper, dark fruits, raisins and dates. Lots of wheat, grains, and some residual yeast.

Mouthfeel: Stinging carbonation. Creamy feel, but it finishes dry. Medium body.

Overall: Delicious. Bold. Complex. Surprisingly easy to drink, goes down much too fast. Not too sweet, and just a little bitter.

Notes: This bottle was 1-2 years old.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pry off the cap and we're off to the races (will I get the beer into the glass or will the foam beat me and end up on the floor?) Even at 3 years of age, this sample showed its Aventinus-like characteristic of over-anxiously climbing up the bottle neck the very second it was exposed to air. The head has become more subdued with age but still the beer remains tightly tucked under a white, feathery, finger high blanket of foam.

The beer is a lovely colour: lacquered cherry wood with earthy accenting tones of cedar and mahogany (certainly the Aventinus table set would look great in my dinning room). It is clear but deep and concealing. Nevertheless, transparency is awarded, one need only look beyond the effulgent glints that twinkle from the beer when held into the light.

The aroma is... quite interesting, to put it modestly. I remember a potent and powerful bouquet of yeast brimming with fresh potpourri like esters and phenols. Its fragrant clove and spicy pepper were too much for my nose when I first tried the beer. With age, however, those have faded and in their place arises a sickly sweet, seething scent of melted caramel and fermenting fruits.

I'm beginning to see a likeness to barleywines and old ales. There is an abundance of dark caramel, a definite brandy-ish influence and the unmistakable flavour of figs. Each sip I think of Turkey, North Africa, the Middle East - but not Germany; if ever there were a beer version of Boukha surely this is it. Speaking of spirits, I taste a few others too: Calvados, Poire Williams, Kirsch, and certainly Mirabelle.

Along with the apples, pear, cherry and plum I'm also noting cocoa (so you might as well add Creme de Cocoa). It's interesting that I'm listing the fruit liqueurs rather than the fruits themselves. Trying it fresh I remarked on the unmissable amount of alcohol. Now that's it has matured the booze is not detectable outright although it has obviously blended in with the flavours (hence fruit liqueurs not fruits). There's a lot of complexity, that's for sure.

Yes, I definitely remember this being warming (in an 'Indian Sunburn' sense) but it's obviously ripe for the drinking now. Despite both its strength in flavour and in alcohol content, this is being consumed with heaping, crammed mouthfuls. A pint does not seem overkill, it seems the bare minimum. The texture is sappy and sticky yet at one point I was literally distracted by the sound of crackling carbonation.

Aventinus has earned its reputation as a unique, world-class beer. Still, I was not swept away the first time I tried it, nor the second, nor the third. I had heard and read about people aging it; the claims that it evolves and matures into an even higher beer and so I thought I'd give it a shot. Three years later I could not be any happier I did. It really does become a different beer, stock the cellar and find out for yourself. Trust me!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

hazy, brown in the middle and lighter on the outside. nice little head that goes away quickly and leaves little lace. smells of clove, banana, a little malt and a little dried fruit. not overpowering and nicely blended. tastes the same. not overboard. luxurious. great mouthfeel. easy drink. best i've had in this style.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great brew, but the cost could keep it from being in the fridge often. At the beginning, a clear mahogany brown pour, with a solid ivory topping. At the end, with I mixed the sediment, of course it turned ruddy brown, thick and chewy, yum.

Sweet malts and clove in the aroma and tasting, also noting some caramel undertones. A very sweet brew (making more than a couple bottles questionable), I would suggest this one for anybody - a fine solid brew. Very full bodied and carbonated.

Aventinus can stand alone with hard-core craft drinkers, or would make a good cross-over brew for beginners.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,946 ratings.