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

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3,549 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,549
Reviews: 1,980
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 192
Gots: 190 | FT: 6
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.

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Beastdog75

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aventinus is a brew that provides a lot of "entertainment" for the senses. The beer looks good, smells good, tastes good, and feels good. It masterfully combines elements of a doppelbock with some of the subtleties of a hefeweizen. This is definitely a beer that is worth trying.

Aventinus pours a hazy, copper-like brown color with a massive foam head that rests on top of the brew. The head lasts for a few minutes before vanishing. The smell starts off like a doppelbock, with some big malty scents of caramel present along with the presence of alcohol. After a few moments, some weisse smells come through such as spices and banana. The infamous "dark fruit" smell is here too. This beer feels quite smooth and is moderately carbonated. The bock qualities are immediately noticable upon tasting. The malt presence lends flavors of caramel and honey while the alcohol presence is quite noticable on the palette as well. A slight wheaty twang shows up to remind you of the wheat presence in the brew. This brew struck me as quite fruity, with apples, bananas, figs, and maybe even some cherry present as well. The flavors brought to mind a brandy in some ways. Some generic spiciness, cloves, and cinnamon were detectable but were not the focal point. Moderate dryness in the finish. Dryness continues on with the alcohol presence and the dark fruitiness, and the warming sensation from the alcohol is one of the most pleasant in recent memory.

This is a very nice brew. It would be perfect for the winter months, but I would drink this any time during the year. It is complex enough that everyone has their own interpretation of this brew. Don't just read the reviews, go buy this one and discover what lies inside this "trip in a bottle."

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2004 18:46:48 | More by Beastdog75
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TappaKeggaBrew

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy, orange-brown, with the tallest head of caramel-colored head I've seen on a beer; it lingered well, and lacing was decent.

S: Complex aromas: sweet & citrusy fruit, banana & alcohol esters, cloves, pepper, and a couple of herbs I couldn't quite place.

T: Sweet, fruity malts up front, and they dominate for a long moment. Spicy notes of pepper are there, and then mild bitterness from the hops that fades rather quickly.

M: Moist at first, with good carbonation. Slightly chewy in the middle. Just a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Not an every-day beer; this is one for special occasions. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Although it married well with a plate of Currywurst & Spaetzle, I enjoyed it more after the meal, when I could focus on its flavors without distraction.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 03:28:58 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
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Stimack

New York

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brew poured into a Weihenstephan weizen glass. Has a nice deep brown color with a fair sized light tan head that had fair retention which left nice lacing. The aroma is very nice, fresh fruit (highlighting Lemon), clearly banana (guess that would be a fruit but it is a different aroma than the fruit that I pick up), whole wheat bread and cloves. The flavors are clear and simply excellent. Rich sweet malt flavor with a slight chocolate and vanilla hint (upfront), clearer clove and banana flavors mixed with an inviting alcohol taste at the tail end. Spiciness sticks around at the back of the mouth for a bit. Nice amount of carbonation plays well with the flavors. This is a very tasty brew but IMO dangerous as it goes down very easily but I am already feeling (empty stomach) it. Very nice brew and for the price you can not beat it.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2009 02:42:34 | More by Stimack
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flipper2gv

Quebec (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Sampled at Mondial de la bière 2010 in Montreal without any notes, so this is from pure memory so the review can be somewhat inaccurate.

A: Kind of dark yellow opaque beer. Not a nice color the full white head and the nice lacing compensates for it.

S: Cloves, banana, nutmeg, nuts (in general), somewhat earthy with a good level of caramel malts.

T: Cloves, banana, nutmeg, nuts, caramel malts, a good level of bread, cinnamon.

M: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.

D: very easy drinkable, even more when you think it's a 8.2 and the alcohol was very well hidden.

Notes: felt more Belgian than German to me.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2010 00:22:34 | More by flipper2gv
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muttyd

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Cracking an Aventinus on a Monday night in June. Why not?

A - Beautiful deep brown/amber pour into the classic Aventinus glass. A fizzy off white head fades to a small ring that remains throughout the session.

S - Clove, banana, sweet caramel malts, and ripe fruits. Classic German bock aromas. When it comes to weizenbocks, this truly takes the cake.

T - Follows the nose. Very sweet, malty, and boozy. Warms as it goes down. Love this beer.

M - Fizzy on the tongue, chewy, and sticky finish.

D - Love this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2010 00:37:01 | More by muttyd
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Wildman

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a murky brown color and formed a huge, I mean huge, foamy off white head that retained for quite awhile. Heavy amount of carbonation present. An aroma of clove, citrus and malt. The flavor was of clove and malt.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2002 18:18:15 | More by Wildman
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky iced tea color with a 2 inch light bone head that fades to a small cap. Small swatches of lace drip back down into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, dark fruits, and spices. Taste is of clove/spices, wheat, and dark fruits. There are some slight vanilla and chocolate flavors too. This beer has a high level of carbonation with a crisp and bubbly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer and the first of the style I have had. I would get this one again.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2011 02:01:40 | More by UCLABrewN84
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BeerNutta

Australia

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark brown. Holding it up to light, one could see that the beer was unfiltered. There was a big head, which dissapated quickly.

The beer smelt of fresh bananas. The beer goes down a treat. Starts off with a fresh banana taste, which then mellows to a slight hoppiness, then a dry finish.

Not over carbonated so you can taste the flavours this beer has to offer.

I really reccommend this beer. Great.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2005 11:40:20 | More by BeerNutta
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BeerBuilder

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ruby-brown in color with a minimal head. The aroma is of sweet malt, wheat, and somewhat clovey. The flavor is big and malty, with the hints of clove. It is medium bodied with an alcoholic finish. A smooth and drinkable German brew. I enjoyed this beer, and most definitely will drink this one again.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2003 09:08:41 | More by BeerBuilder
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VWBuggirl

South Carolina

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is quite dark brown with a light brown creamy head. It is so dark that hardly any light comes through. The alcohol is present in the scent, with a good bit of sweetness, most likely caramel. There is also a fruitiness to it that reminds me of banana. The taste follows the scent almost to a T where the combination of the flavors linger in the aftertaste. It isn't too sweet so I can enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2010 03:50:41 | More by VWBuggirl
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shamus

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Now this is a beer. Luscious head with attractive lace. Scents are complex: some banana, cherry and sandalwood. Taste is excellent although it reminds me of Coup des Grisou (Geyser?) which I fondly remember from Montreal which means there is a finer beer of this sort out there. Perhaps I am just nostalgic but this doesn't quite live up to a fresh Coup. Still one of the more pleasant surprises from the LCBO. Damn them and their monopoly.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2006 03:33:57 | More by shamus
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jsdunlop

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Huge fluffy head with tons of carb bubbles making their way up to the top of this one. Color presents as a darker amber with a touch of cloudiness.
S: Grapes, yeast, sugar, plums, and alcohol make their way into the nose.
T: Strong grape and fruity characters up front with some yeasty esters hanging out. Nice malty base to this one with a decent alcohol presence. Every piece of this brew is balanced...
M: Surprisingly light mouthfeel, carbonation just about right.
D: A masterpiece in a bottle. Tons of complex flavors make their way towards a fresh and full bodied brew. Looking forward to more of these in the future-

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2010 00:42:28 | More by jsdunlop
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Aventinus has a cloudy mahogany body, with plenty of light-tan head.

S: The aroma is very enticing! A robust scent that includes cloves, citrus, bananas, caramel, and a touch of chocolate malts.

T: The taste is a bit disappointing after such an outstanding aroma. The finish is very faint, which kind of ruins the overall impression. Despite that, this beer is very well-balanced and has enough complexity to it. It tastes more like a dunkel-weissbier than a doppelbock, though. Has a nice banana/cloves profile, combined with some chocolaty notes and a touch of caramel.

M: Medium-bodied, very smooth and satisfying overall.

D: Very drinkable for a 8.2% beer. I'd say this is more drinkable than most doppelbocks out there.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2009 19:05:29 | More by NightINgale
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 500 ml bottle in a Schneider Wiezen glass at Billy O's English Tavern in Southington, Conn.

A: Dark, ruby amber in color with a bright tinge and slightly chilled haze beneath a huge, frothy head of white foam which settles to a thin cap, leaving behind a good deal of lacing.

S: Loads of complex, fruity aromatics and earthy malt aromas. Dark berries, raisin, peaches and dried citrus blend with slightly smoky, sweet caramel roasted malt and yeast scents.

T: Smooth, complex balance of chewy, fruity malts and sweet, caramel spiciness. Bits of funky, chewy wheat and yeast slide across the palate, leaving behind a warm, complex blend of plum, raisin, banana, mint and spices. Slight alcohol burn leads into a warming, clingy sweet and spicy finish.

M: Full bodied and robust bock filled with chewy yeast and wheat, but so smooth and spicy clean in the finish.

D: Dangerously drinkable at over 8% ABV, the complex flavor and aroma will beckon for further sipping and I'm almost certain Aventinus would make a fine pairing with many roast pork or cheese plates. Excellent flavors and craftsmanship make it a no-brainer when in the market for complex German brews.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2011 16:06:41 | More by Gambrinus1184
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jubnat

Louisiana

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a powerful looking beer. Thick brown and hazy with a big billowing light-tan head. I love wheat beers, but sometimes I'm in the mood for something heavier....this is the best of both worlds. Smooth yeast aroma. Complex flavors...spice, cloves, banana. Not too fruity. And surprisingly creamy for a wheat beer, but still finishes crisp. Very full and chewy in the mouth...slightly malty. The only problem is a slight ethanol bite I get every few sips. Not an everyday beer, but amazing for special occasions.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2006 03:34:26 | More by jubnat
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rangerred

Tennessee

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Pours a hazy dark brown making sure to get the yeast sediment out of the bottom of the bottle.

Smells of banana, clove, and bubblegum. Wonderful yeasty character. Little bit of grass in there as well and maybe just a faint hint of alcohol.

Taste begins with strong clove and banana changing to some dark fruit; plums and a pretty strong cherry flavor. A little bit of pipe tobacco comes towards the end finishing up with a passing taste of alcohol. Mouthfeel is smooth and a little sticky at the end.

Wow, this is an amazing beer. It really surprised me in that the alcohol is very well hidden and it is a truly refreshing beer. Wonderful combination of flavors going on. I'll have to pick up another bottle very soon.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 01:19:48 | More by rangerred
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Erniek

Florida

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a big head that subside rather quickly. Aroma is very intense and fresh.On initial taste it seems a bit thin but quickly releases nice clove flavor. Very warming but refreshingly so. Not much aftertaste lingering but one can feel the alcohol well after swallowing. This beer kind of resembles some of the Belgium characteristics. I enjoyed this but feel like it needed more body and staying power.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2005 01:46:15 | More by Erniek
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Westsidethreat

California

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This will take two pours, as the head is out of control. Made up of sudsy, medium sized beige bubbles, I don't expect it to remain this large for much longer but it should last the entire brew in a smaller form. Body is quite an intriguing color; perhaps what a weiss beer with a brown crayon melted into it would look like with lots of unfiltered qualities to it.

S: I get campfire smoke thats been in clothes for a day. You know that smell? That and some banana, caramel, cloves and more spices.

T: Tangy banana liquor comes first with some lemon highlights along with it. Good base of brown sugary malt with hazelnuts and almonds. Very spicy, almost hints of pine or spruce which is imparted by the glorius yeast. As it warms, dark fruits prevail with rum raisin bringing a lick of alcohol. Finishes sweet with some wood tones and more banana esters.

M: Full mouthfeel, thick body with a fuzzy mouthfeel from the overcarbonation. But this is easilly solved with a few swirls of the glass.

D: Mighty fine brew, one that grows on you as the beer drains down the gullet. Great balance between banana and caramel. Inspired me to drink another German beer after this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2007 04:52:38 | More by Westsidethreat
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gdfan47

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a darkesh red with a nice white head
S- flowers, wheat, some faint light pear smells
T- really refreshing, wheat, hops , malt, corriannder, light tasting for a beer so dark
M- suprisingly light for an 8 percent ABV beer, really smooth
D- really nice, can barely taste the high abv

overall a great example of what a wiezenbock should be , a great stepping stone beer

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2008 08:58:54 | More by gdfan47
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santa109

Quebec (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured caramel brown into a flute. Off-white head that faded quickly. Syrupy look.

S: Caramel, a bit of alcohol, plum, clove.

T: Caramel, almost maple taffee-like. Maltiness lingers on. A bit of clove pokes through. No bitterness whatsoever. Definately sweet but in a refined way.

M: Nice carbonation. Kinda thick, syrupy, not dry at all.

D: I could probably drink 2. The sweetness would get in the way after that.

Overall, a very drinkable beer although on the sweet side. I'm not used to this style but this was a very good introduction to it for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2008 00:14:04 | More by santa109
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Tschnab

New York

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- a dark brown amber with a tan head that dissipates really quick with no lace marks.

S- tons of wheaty yeast and bananas, clove, light peppy spice.

T- tons of yeast and wheat, tons. Banana and some fruitiness come through because of the wheat. Maybe it's the color that makes me want some darker flavors.

O- A very very good weizenbock. Classic flavors, I was hoping for a little more, but it is still fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 20:53:30 | More by Tschnab
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

BB date: 01/06/06.
A: in a (dry) 300ml weissbier glass, it pours a hazy, dark-caramel colour, coming with an effervescent, off-white thick beer head, so creamy and frothy even when the lively carbonation settles down it stays there without any trouble--looking everlasting, incredibly decent and elegant...
S: upfront is deeply fruity aroma of hefe-weizen, mixed of ripe bananas+banana skin+green guava, plus a refreshingly spicy note of clove, and profoundly sour-sweet wheatish grainy aroma. If "blind-sniffing" this beer, one might be tricked to believe it's just another pale-coloured hefe-weizen with a stronger, assertive malt and sugary presence~~ Very balanced as well as very delicious.
T: upfront on the palate comes a profoundly fruity (mainly banana-skin and the classic mixed-tropical fruity taste of hefe-weizen) flavour, followed immediately by creamy, deeply brown-sugary (close to caramel) palate of dark malts, on top of an underlyingly rich yeasty+sugary+intriguingly-spicy flavour common to Belgian dark ale. With an assertive alcoholic mouthfeel sitting firmly underneath, the refreshingly wheatish flavour adds to the otherwise profoundly rich and sugary palate a pleasantly tart-fruity kick to reach a nice balance in terms of both texture and flavour. Quite warmish alcoholic touch at first proves a bit too powerful for my taste, but expectable and thankfully short-lived.
M&D: the mouthfeel is a bit sharp upfront, turning more and more creamy and rounded towards the end as the alcoholic texture turns softer in strength and thinner/cleaner on the palate/between the teeth. A remarkable beer it is, much much more flavoursome than its cousin Schneider Weisse Original. I'd go for single bottle each time, as it's very powerful and hard to digest if consumed too much. A beer with characters to savour rather than quaff.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2005 19:22:41 | More by wl0307
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tmoneyba

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured an hazy dark brownish orange color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Heavy sour citrus, banana and clove and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a dry sticky texture and soft carbonation. Heavy balanced bittersweet flavor with a medium spicy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2010 00:07:59 | More by tmoneyba
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oakbluff

Manitoba (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle via Irishkyle21. Apperanace is murky chestnut/iced tea. Head quickly dies. Nose is bready with banana phenols. Taste- very subtle mix of flavours. Caramel, bready, slightly fruity. Some chocolate and spices. Creamy mouthfeel, high medium to high carbonation. Finishes quite dry. Some booze is picked up at the finish. Great beer to start christmas eve off with.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2007 23:53:50 | More by oakbluff
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-light brown color with an off-white smallish head and some lacing

S-hints of malt and caramel sweetness, spice

T-dried fruit, cloves, chocolate, roasted malt and bitter notes admired throughout, complex tastes mingled and rushing about the palate

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation

O-complex yet well-balanced example of the style

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 22:52:55 | More by MDDMD
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,549 ratings.