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

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3,650 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,650
Reviews: 1,989
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 200
Gots: 223 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

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Photo of spinrsx
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

500ml Bottle

As I approach my 300th review, I'm breaking out some good beers to celebrate!

Appearance - The beer pours a hazy light brown colour with a very large frothy and fizzy beige coloured head. I can't see much carbonation due the darkness/haziness of the beer and there is some very nice lacing running in stages down the sides of the glass. The head lasted for a very long before it began to dissipate and I could hear it popping like a bowl of rice crispies.

Smell - banana/bubblegum, cloves, wheat, dark fruits (raisins?)

Taste & Mouth - The beer has quite a bit of carbonation but it still feels very creamy yet light on the tongue. Most of the flavour is made up of bananas and cloves mixed with some malts and wheat. There are also notes of chocolate and some dark fruits. The beer finishes with a sweet banana and malt aftertaste.

Drink - Another beer that is among the best I've ever had. It has a fantastic appearance and the alcohol is extremely well hidden. This beer tastes delicious and is well worth seeking out.

spinrsx, Dec 16, 2010
Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

This beer pours a foggy cherry brown with a thin film of light tan head.

Smells of home made root beer and a slight fruity apple sourness.

Tastes of tangy prunes, sour plumbs and a musky root beer with a nice, unobtrusive sweetness. The flavors are marvelously blended together. I have a bit of trouble picking apart what’s bitter from the hops and what is spicy from the yeast. Very well done.

The mouth feel changes with temperature. As it is cold, the carbonation is very light, but it peaks as it warms up to a full mouth of foamy bubbles and dies down again as it approaches room temperature. The fact that I figured this out is a testament to its drinkability.

DarkerTheBetter, Jan 03, 2006
Photo of BigBry
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

500 ml bottle at Bottlescrew Bill's in Calgary, shared with my brother.
We wanted to try something a bit different, my first weizenbock - half hefeweizen and half dopplebock. Tall brown bottle with purple
label (as above), have seen this in the liquor store, but have never tried it yet.
Poured slightly cloudy, wood brown color with a thick tan head. Good retenetion, thin but steady lace. Spicy, yeast aroma with a bit of malt sweetness. First taste is peppery and spicey like a hefe, with a bit of citrus. Later the roasted malt and some nuttiness comes through. Complex flavor, yet still well balanced. Clean and fruity, dry finish, no lingering aftertaste. You would never know it is a strong 8% beer. Pricey, but a gem.

BigBry, Jun 30, 2007
Photo of Luk13
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Bottle. Brown copper pour with thick head. Aromas of bananas mostly with lots of chocolate. Mouthfeel is very creamy thin bubbles delivers the flavors perfectly. The aromas are perfectly delivered in the taste, banana cake with cocoa. For something so readily available this is one of the best.

Luk13, Jul 15, 2010
Photo of WalrusJockey
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

500ml bottle into a Duvel glass.

Appearance- dark reddish brown, but hold it to the light and the brilliant blood orange color comes through the bottom of the glass. Splendid cream colored head.

Smell- smells for all the world like a Belgian Strong Brown or Abby. Cloves, orange peel, spice and malt are all very noticeable.

Taste- *very* strong, sweet malt flavors, backed firmly with cloves and spices, and a more subtle orange flavor. Swallow is yeasty and malty, and eventually an aftertaste of oranges malt and yeast shows up.

Moutheel- briskly carbonated, this beer is heavily malted, yet fairly light in the mouth. Goes down well, but isn't as smooth on the swallow as on the mouth, and actually makes its weight felt once it hits the belly. None of this is bad, but after less than half a glass, it is giving me a full feeling.

Drinkability- I will definitely consider getting this beer again, it is a very good beer. Though it isn't a great after dinner beer, so don't make my mistake.

WalrusJockey, Jan 30, 2009
Photo of Gaisgeil
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Heard so many good things about this one I just had to try it for myself.

Pours a murky dark brown in color with a nice frothy light tan head. Nose is invariably sweet smelling, quite malty. Taste is very smiliar, heavy on the malt, some light sherry notes, a bit woody and estery. Very nicely balanced somehow though, quite a masterpiece.

I'll be sure to return to this one again.


Gaisgeil, Aug 02, 2005
Photo of BelgiumBill
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Poured into a pint glass with a huge thick foamy beige head. The beer was a caramel color.

The nose was a sweet yeast, malt, bread, and some allspice.

The flavors were clearly of banana bread, allspice, some clove. Nice combination of flavors in this medium bodied brew.

Robust carbonation scrubbed the tongue. It was very drinkable and didn't seem like 8.2% ABV.

BelgiumBill, May 15, 2011
Photo of billybob
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

pours and looks like coke in the glass head fades to just beer and no lace at all. then it starts to get better smells of dark fruits hints of alcohol and dried plums and sweet aromas. smooth and creamy sweet taste thick mouthfeel like sweetened prune juice. i can see why it gets high marks.

billybob, Mar 25, 2010
Photo of yeastpuppet
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Bock poured a beautiful ruby/amber color with a plentiful head .Smells of sweet malt , caramel ,unripe plum and slight alcohol and delicious fruit .I couldn't wait to take a sip .So I didn't
It seemed rather light bodied for a doppelbock , then it warmed a little and wow .
All I can say is round , balanced . this beer seemed to be created whole , complex but with everything seamlessly interlocked . You can taste the wheat , and it belongs there. Bitterness ,not harsh .Almost unnoticible , slightly tannic finish . Too tasty .Too drinkable . I can get in trouble with this one . So ..

yeastpuppet, Jun 13, 2006
Photo of chilly460
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

A: Hazy dark brown with a quickly dissipating head, minimal lacing.

S: Sugary fruits, figs, raisins, with dark caramel.

T: Fruity, as in the nose. Less sweet than anticipated, rich flavor. Cleaner ending, bready yeast.

M: Medium carbonation, Full bodied. Very solid.

O: Nice complex taste, lots of flavor, but not wearying on palate.

chilly460, Oct 28, 2011
Photo of flexabull
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

This classic finally appeared in town, so it's time to review it.

Pours a deep dark amber / brown color with a very nice off white head.

Aromas are of apples, kind of cider like, with some creamy malts, some mixed spices, and bread dough.

Taste is surprisingly smooth and mellow, much more so than what I thought this would be like. There are lots of malt flavors, some creamy, slightly sweet malts, light chocolate, a general apple like flavor, and a light spice note. Finish is crisp, fairly dry, and with a light mineral note.

Mouthfeel is good, pretty full, and with nice carbonation.

Drinkability is excellent. This beer goes down really easy for an 8+% ABV beer. Very tasty, but also really smooth. If this is still on sale for $2.49 the next time I go to the store, I'll grab some more. Classic German brew.

flexabull, Aug 16, 2009
Photo of Francepants06
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

6/02/11 review
Kind of disappointed with this beer I think I need a re-taste, but the head was pretty good, but the nose was a little musty and a oak scent. By the look of it, it seemed like old leftover coffee left in a mug. The taste was also musty but it was well rounded with a chestnut finish. I need to re-review this soon.

7/18/11 review
Man I think the first time I tasted this beer it was a bad bottle, because this one was fantastic. It still smelled musty, kind of like old wine cave. It tasted like a wine ale mixed with a quadrupel. very good beer I'm glad I tasted it again.

Francepants06, Jun 02, 2011
Photo of TheOtherBob
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

This beer pours with a thin head that disappears quickly, even after the obligatory bottle swirl to pick up any yeast deposits. No lacing to speak of.

The taste combines the banana and clove flavors from a hefeweizen with the chocolatey, malty flavors of a double bock. A very slight alcohol taste, but well-balanced and not too forward. Finishes cleanly, with a very, very mild bitterness that's pleasant.

I didn't quite know what to make of this at first -- it's almost like chocolate banana bread, if I can say that. But the more I drank, the more I liked it. I'll definitely buy this again.

TheOtherBob, Jul 18, 2010
Photo of ken3c
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Dark brown with lots of big bubbled foam tapers quickly but leaves a layer on top.

Smells like fruit and bread like a really good raison bread.

First taste is unexpectedly tart and fruity. Reminded me of the taste of mango. Very good and gets better. A big crescendo of taste and a surprising subtle aftertaste. Almost no sense of the high alcohol.

Very bubbly sensation makes it feel lighter than it is.

Very drinkable.

ken3c, Jun 27, 2004
Photo of rosmhuire
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass

A - Decent-sized head, good retention and nice lacing.

S - Strong malty yeastness. Dried fruits. Sweet.

T - More dried fruits (definitely getting the banana and clove profile mentioned by most reviewers).

M - Very smooth and almost creamy. Damn you Germans make a nice beer.

D - Fairly good, if you take the 8.2% ABV into consideration.

Serving type: bottle

rosmhuire, Jul 09, 2010
Photo of JohnfromDublin
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Purchased from Redmonds, Ranelagh, Dublin for €3.65. Tasted on Friday 13th Jan 2006, as it's "best by" date was looming.
A generous yeast sediment evident in the bottle.

Appearence: Poured a dark red brown cloudy brew with a generous white head.

Smelled of sweet fruits and malts.
Taste was complex, with malts (no hop flavour), some rust with a hint of tangy blackcurrant. Quite superb. Alcohol in the background.

Nice smooth mouthfeel. I'd imagine this would be excellent with food. Thank you Herr Schneider!
Footnote: I had a second, much fresher bottle and it did not pour as well as the older one.

JohnfromDublin, Jan 17, 2006
Photo of ChrisBowers
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Great weeizenbock, the standard by which others should be judged. Pours a caramel brown into the glass with about 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty, some banana. Taste is exquisite. Caramel, toffee, banana, some nice yeasty spiciness. Mouthfeel is full, rich, creamy. A very drinkable beer for a higher ABV.

ChrisBowers, May 07, 2005
Photo of SWMeyer4141
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

My throat is sore from yelling all day and was debating If I should have a beer...I chose this Aventinus, and upon first whiff, I'm glad I did.

Appearance-A very very dark amber with a 3 finger tan head. Leaves little to no lacing and dissipates fairly quickly.

Smell-Smells like a fresh banana that was marinated in some sweet malt juice. Also mixed in the marinade was spice, clove and a touch of citrus. Incredible aroma that you can detect straight from the bottle to glass.

Taste-Follows the aroma with some sweet and malty banana. Balanced out nicely with the clove and some zest. The finish is some nice dark fruits.

Mouthfeel-Medium Carbonation, Medium bodied. Could use a little less carbonation in my opinion.

Overall-Great flavors. Unbelieve flavors and aroma. Will be drinking this beer again soon.

SWMeyer4141, May 13, 2011
Photo of surlytheduff
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Poured a rich hazy burnt amber with a pillowy finger of head. The head had a great deal of lasting power. The beer smelled great - sweet malt, mild cloves, raisins, wheat..lot going on, but the components really meld together well.

Taste was very smooth. Hard to believe that this is 8.2%. Raisins, sweet malt, clove, some banana; pleasant yeast flavor. Really well balanced flavor. The beer had nice carbonation, a medium body and finished with a good spicy aftertaste.

surlytheduff, Nov 12, 2010
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4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Picked up a 500ml single at Arctic Liquors in Steamboat, CO around $4.

A: this one tried to escape the bottle before I had a chance to pour it, cloudy dark brown with a cream colored head, about half an inch or so thick, not real dense or rocky, recedes to a film.

S: Big time banana and clove flavor, much more pronounced than a regular hefe, faint hints of chocolate, has a distinct yeast smell, somewhat plastic, but not out of place. Light burnt smell as well.

T: Follows the nose exactly, banana, a little more chocolate in the mouth than the nose though, a little bit of tangy wheat in there too. Booze is really well hidden for 8.2% (as stated on bottle) strong yeast presence. All the flavors of a solid hefeweizen but amped up. Excellent. I'm really digging this tonight, as opposed to other times I've tried it. Great beer.

M: Thick and creamy, faint carbonation, slight booze warmth.

D: Dangerously drinkable for such a high abv. Tasty beer, a few pints of this would be awesome. Highly recommended. A beer that I will try to have on hand.

pokesbeerdude, Feb 20, 2009
Photo of Murrhey
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weizen glass. Reviewed live.

A- Two finger khaki head, fluffy with nice retention. Dark brown color with little clarity.

S- The banana, wheat and cloves expected of a lighter weizen, but also something darker. Possibly dark fruits and roasted grains. Very nice smell.

T- Dark and wheaty. Not sure how they accomplish that. Also boozy and some dark fruits. Really complex flavor. Wonderfully done.

M- Full body with nice carbonation. Smooth as well.

O- I'll admit, my expectations weren't tremendously high, but this beer exceeded them.

Murrhey, Feb 06, 2012
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4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Poured into a tall weizen glass.

Color is dark amber, with a large wheat-colored head that lasts for quite a while before dissolving into lace that sticks to the glass.

Smells of lemon, grass and clove - it's really quite nice. I can't wait to take my first sip.

Interesting taste, not what I expected. Starts with banana bread, which I did expect. After that, I get a pruny sensation, then a very light lemon and grassy note. I'm pretty sure I like it more than I thought I would, There's a bit going on, but it all works well together.

Mouthfeel is good - it's light- to medium-bodied, with reasonable carbonation and a slightly malty finish.

I'd rate drinkabilty higher if it weren't for the 8.2% ABV, which if you drink this beer quickly like I did, makes you feel it. Darn good beer.

bogus564, Aug 03, 2010
Photo of bump8628
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Poured into a Weissbier glass a murky, lake water, brown with a finger of creamy off-white head.

Light banana, smoky clove, rye bread, toasted malt, faint toffee notes and a sprinkle of cocoa round out the perfectly balanced flavor profile. A full and creamy wheat-based mouthfeel complements the beer's profile nicely.

Perhaps not the very best tasting of this beer since I'm fairly certain this bottle has quite a bit of age on it. It's in good shape in terms of just holding up to age and oxidation but the flavors are much less punchy. It's none the less still the best example I've had of the style by a mile.

bump8628, Aug 18, 2010
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4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

I poured from a 500 ml glass into a weizen glass. It pours an amber to brown color with a massive head. The head retreats rather quickly with no lacing. The first thing I noticed on the nose was a weak hint of cloves. This was quckly replaced by a candy smell, with some alcohol kicked in. The flavor is ripe fruit with alcohol and caramel notes. The beer is medim bodied and highly carbonated. the beer is very drinkable and the best wheat beer I have tried to date.

bonkers, Jan 10, 2009
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4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Last time I had this was I was sipping it in the Weisses Brauhaus am Tal in Munich. This time from the bottle. Pours a cloudy(yeast) orange-tinted brown with about an inch head that dissipates quickly to a standard collar. Smell is rich and full of banana bread, clove and loads of yeast spice--malty and sweet. Taste upfront is deep caramelized banana wheatiness. The hefe characteristic is magnified to epic proportions. Very round flavor. Then there's a slow progression into a warming clove finish. Hops are nominally present for bittering only. Delicious. Delicious banana burps. Mouthfeel is low medium but the carbonation is strong, working to create a very creamy mouthfeel, not unlike some belgian strong ales. Utterly drinkable at 8%, but one is more than enough for my tastes. I still prefer standards doppels.

numenor1, Oct 24, 2005
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,650 ratings.