1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser AventinusSchneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,621 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,621
Reviews: 1,985
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 201
Gots: 212 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,621 | Reviews: 1,985 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of brewcrew76
brewcrew76

Wisconsin

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

A - Hazy brown with ruby highlights and an inch or two tan head.

S - Clove, banana and dark fruits with bready malts. Not as sweet as other beers in this style.

T - Bready malts with some yeast, clove and banana in the background, dark fruits with the lightest touch of alcohol.

M - Medium to full body with soft carbonation. Dry finish.

D - Extremely well balanced and easy to drink.

11-27-2010 00:36:49 | More by brewcrew76
Photo of Foxtrot
Foxtrot

California

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Poured a brown murky body into weizen glass. Head was a light cream color with medium retention and no lacing.

Aroma is strong in cloves, caramel, light banana, brown sugar and wheat.

Taste was on par with the expectations from aroma. Good malts pan out the strong fruit flavors of banana's, raisins, and spicy yeast in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium, and good carbonation really makes this beer shine.

Drinkability is good, but can be very filling.

10-13-2009 04:33:59 | More by Foxtrot
Photo of RedChrome
RedChrome

Connecticut

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Pour resulted in a nice deeb brown color with red hints in the light. A nice fluffy inch high white head retains for quite a while. Only a handful of carbonation bubbles can be seen. Small clumps of watery lacing.

Th main scent of this beer is a nice malty aroma. The malt blends nicely with an almost equally as strong scent of banana nut bread. A slight after odor of alcohol to open the nose at end.

A very nice blend of spice flavors includes pepper, anise, and clove. A light malt flavor helps the beer go down smooth. A second taste brings a flavor of raisins and prunes. There is a very faint hit of banana flavor. A light alcohol finish helps to balance the sweetness of the fruits, and the boldness of the spice flavors.

A very nice thick body. A very nice linguering effect of the main spices in the body. Decent carbonation kick.

Overall, great quality. This would be a very nice strong beer to pair with a nice german meal of wursts and sauerkraut. If you like the style of beer this is a definte must try.

08-30-2006 00:15:17 | More by RedChrome
Photo of manleyphoto
manleyphoto

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Aventinus from G.Schneider and Sohns brewery in Kelheim, Germany (cq brewery name and location) is a hefeweizen doppelbock, which sounds like a mouthful but is is essentially a fancy German way of saying that it's a strong, dark, unfiltered wheat beer. Dopplebocks are usually associated with cooler weather, but honestly, I could drink Aventinus any time of the year. The beer pours a hazy dark brown color with a stark white head of foam, that can crest up and over the rim of the glass. The smell is faintly spicy with a pronounced banana aroma from the yeast. The beer itself is rich and malty with a solid banana flavor, mixed with raisin, and vaguely of bubblegum. The beer is pleasantly carbonated which makes it an easy drinker, but at 8% alcohol by volume, it shout not be underestimated.
Although it claims a German pedigree, Aventinus has a strong local tie. More Aventinus is sold in the Hampton Roads area, specifically at The Bier Garden on Old Town Portsmouth than anywhere else in the world!

Aventinus Hefeweizen Doppelbock. The Bier Garden 438 High Street Portsmouth.
$7.00 for a half-liter glass.

02-18-2008 16:14:42 | More by manleyphoto
Photo of hellcatsjg
hellcatsjg

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Appearance: Very dark brown beer with a ton of creamy head. Had to stop pouring to allow it to settle down. Head lasts for a few sips until it starts to disappear.

Smell: Sweet fruits, wheat, bananna, and a bit of clove are all present in the nose. Not a very powerful aroma though, have to get in close to get the scent.

Taste: Dark fruits and a bit of sweet cherry flavor as well. Additionally, you get a nice wheat flavor along with the clove that was present in the nose. Very nice flavor here.

Mouthfeel: Good thickness for the style. Flavor coats the mouth well and leaves a pleasant taste behind. Perhaps a bit too much carbonation, but just a bit.

Drinkability: Good smooth beer that hides its 8% ABV well. Very high drinkability here. Highly recommended.

12-10-2007 01:44:26 | More by hellcatsjg
Photo of Evil_Pidde
Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

A: This beer pours murky deep orange with an enormous tan head. Dissipation is slow and leaves nice lacings.

S: Rich wheaty banana together with sweet malt. Dark dried fruits - apricots. Some alcohol.

T: The malt is a bit drier, the wheat is a little bit in the background compared to the smell. Dark dried fruits - cherries. Bananas and some alcohol is noticable.

M: Full body and moderate carbonation. Aftertaste is long and dry. A bit alcoholic feel.

D: A very nice Weizenbock - a must try!

10-29-2010 17:24:50 | More by Evil_Pidde
Photo of koopa
koopa

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Limited Edition Brewed in 2003, bottled in 2004, and consumed today. Bottle wrapped in white tissue paper with "brewed in 2003" print all over it.

Appearance: Dark brown, borderline black body with a good 2 finger head that is the slightest shade of almond. Decent head retention and some lacing which is impressive for a 5 year old brew.

Smell: Wheat, Clove, Dark Roasted Malts

Taste: Your standard wheat / clove / toasted malt Aventinus with an additional slightly vinous note. The vinous quality is quite minimal at this point and perfect in my opinion. Its also counterbalanced by a taste of chocolate.

Mouthfeel: full bodied yet thin. Ample carbonation.

Drinkability: Much more drinkable than a fresh Aventinus in my humble opinion. The wine/chocolate flavors that become more pronounced with age are creating a playful complexity that the fresh Aventinus lacks.

I'm thinking that 5 years of aging this brew is ideal for my tastes. I still have a line on getting more of these 2003 limited editions and I think I will.

10-08-2008 22:55:16 | More by koopa
Photo of jamiejohnson
jamiejohnson

California

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

This has been a wheat clincher in my frig for fifteen years. It's the brew I always turn to as the grand finale to a Weizen afternoon. You can't beat a heavy-on-the-alcohol malt assault after a couple (yeah sure) of standard Weizens. Seriously, this is a world class beer that sets the standard in this micro style (few attempt this quest.) Smooth as a Samui wave that glorys the arrival of a Thai evening, this purple-labeled bottle delivers satisfaction to the few that appreciate a beer well done, excellence accomplished by the same brewery that awards us with the exceptional Schneider Weisse. I'm clinched once again.

I've had a few,
Yes it's true.
Doppel my wheat,
Bock my brew.

08-12-2008 02:04:36 | More by jamiejohnson
Photo of GoreStorm
GoreStorm

California

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

pured murky but not too dark, some transparency at the edges. poors with a moderate head and it stays around.

smells of malt and dark fruits

taste is grainy and dark fruits with raisins being the predominant one...

good beer, high alcohol content sneaks up on you.

09-14-2008 11:03:00 | More by GoreStorm
Photo of IceAce
IceAce

California

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Pours a ruby red body topped with a dirty collar of foam. Lacing is over 55%.

Nose is spiced with ginger and banana, capped with notes of caramel. Entry is tranquil, leading to a midtaste of mixed caramel malt and gingerbread. The finish shows a crisp hop bitterness followed by a long banana/toffee fade.

This is a real butt-kicker and pairs really well with boratta...

02-26-2007 07:26:01 | More by IceAce
Photo of dukedevil0
dukedevil0

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Finally convinced myself to pick up this 500mL from Binny's in Algonquin, IL during a big German beer sale.

A: Pours a hazy brownish, yellowish amber with just off-white colored head and lots of it that laces the glass as it settles to a thin layer.

S: Smells like banana, clove, caramel, malt, grains, dried fruits, raisins

T: Very similar to the smell - bananas, clove, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, fruity, raisins

M: Nicely carbonated, thin enough to make this easy to drink while still filling up the palate

D: The flavor is solid, there is very little alcohol flavor...the only thing is that i'm not crazy about the style, but this beer does a pretty good job of trying to alter my opinion

07-23-2009 03:04:00 | More by dukedevil0
Photo of ultralarry2006
ultralarry2006

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Poured from a 500 ml. bottle. Leaves a big hefe-weizen type head of more than two fingers, some retention, not much lacing. Body is a cloudy garnet. Looks pretty good.

Smell - cloves and bananas and alcohol.

Taste - like the smell. Cloves and bananas, with hints of chocolate and spices breaking through here and there. Some warm, but not harsh alcohol is present, but mostly is rather well hidden.

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, creamy.

Drinkability - this is good, but high abv holds down sessionability.

10-05-2006 18:32:02 | More by ultralarry2006
Photo of Scoobydank
Scoobydank

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

L:Off white 1/2 finger head that fizzs away rather quickly. The color is a dark brown caramel.
S: At first I pick up a slight babana taffy with a hint of spice.
T:Light clove spice that gives way to brown sugar. Big banana flavor to end.
M: Sharp fizz just on the tip of the tounge.
D:Very good and definitely intereting.

01-07-2008 03:27:29 | More by Scoobydank
Photo of jtrockchalk
jtrockchalk

Missouri

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

First review.

A - Dark brown like a grade B maple syrup...not great for syrup great for beer. Huge two inch head that hung around for quite a while, but once it was gone there was minimal lacing left behind.

S - Yeasty with a faint allspice character and figs

T - Warming from the spice, carbonation and alcohol of course. Lighter than it looks but full of flavor

M - A touch light compared to US versions like Schlafly #15, but medium overall with good lasting carbonation going down

D - The alcohol is there but in a nice warming way. Because of the abv is not an all nighter, but a great wheat doppel

Schneider makes my favorite wheat beers through and through. This is as good as they do.

09-25-2007 23:49:13 | More by jtrockchalk
Photo of ElGuapo
ElGuapo

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

a dark cloudy brown color almost murky with a nice foamy head. yeast and spice jump straight to your nose before you even lean in for a good whiff.

very nice balance of yeast and wheat flavors dominate the beer. you get a constant sweet flavor that will warm you a little bit, but you will not get any of the alcohol flavor despite the 8%. tingly carbonation and a solid body that is nice and rich give it great consistency and a wonder to drink. this beer has a lot of flavor, and its complexity is truly remarkable. this is fine beer.

12-21-2002 08:35:39 | More by ElGuapo
Photo of akahn
akahn

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Turbid prune juice color with a lasting, thick off-white head. Dark, sweet, slightly musty aroma. Sweet, juicy, fruity, malty flavor. Slight alcohol apparent. Clear sugary sweetness from the wheat. Delicious! Medium body, with even, small-bubbled carbonation. Very impressively drinkable for an 8% beer with this much flavor! This beer reminded me of a doppelbock but not quite so rich, but still packed with flavor.

04-03-2006 04:05:16 | More by akahn
Photo of ksimons
ksimons

New York

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

A-pours a cloudy dark brown with about an inch of cream colored head that leaves a thin layer on top

S-sweet and malty, breadlike, hints of banana, clove, and yeast

T-malt flavor stands out the most, banana sweetness, wheat, yeast, and spices

M-medium body, high carbonation, creamy, almost has a smoky finish to it

Overall very easy to drink and is fairly light for how dark it is. A great beer to have.

01-23-2011 22:50:44 | More by ksimons
Photo of Maerzen
Maerzen

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

I really enjoyed this beer. Aggressive pour yielded lots of head -creamy but noticeable carbonation. Took longer than I expected for it to settle leaving light lace. Dark amber and cloudy in appearance. Sweet aroma in the nose. Familiar yeast taste of a wheat beer but with more sweet malt accompanying it. Hops and alcohol are present at the back. Yeast forward -Malt middle - slight Alcohol at the end. Very drinkable, especially at 8%. Will definitely have this again.

05-19-2007 05:02:53 | More by Maerzen
Photo of jjboesen
jjboesen

Maryland

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

This beauty is a world class dark wheat brewed within the city limits of Munich, the exquisite capital of Bavaria.

It begins wonderfully: a cascade of cream colored froth that lays in a good six inches until it slowly sinks into a foreboding body of dark caramel; there is no light within and the lacing is non-existent.

The nose is overwhelmed by a vertiable fruit basket filled with apple, pear and banana; all of which is shoved up the nose. Meanwhile, the unsuspecting palate is being seduced with the comely welcome of toasty malt assisted ably by its' short and stocky friend, the innocent plum, who has, in return. brougt along his honey - that is the sweet nectar that is manufactured by horny bees.

The balance is magnificent; well crafted with some random shots of sugar and malt thrown in for good use.

As one who has been to Munich, wandering the random streets leading into the airy and spacious Marienplatz, I can attest that this delicious brew seems to carry one to Munich, albeit without the pricey airfare.

Ein wunderbar bier, naturlich!

07-31-2011 01:09:23 | More by jjboesen
Photo of Stephen63
Stephen63

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

A - Head impressive but faded quite quickly. Nut brown body.

S - Lemony and spicy as expected from this type of beer.

T - Very smooth distinctive fruits getting raisins and citrus.

M - Incredibly light and silky on the tongue.

D - Deceptively easy to drink considering the ABV. Could easily put a couple of these away without too much trouble.

Definitely a classy beer, enjoy!

06-08-2007 16:44:17 | More by Stephen63
Photo of JohnnyP3
JohnnyP3

Alaska

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

500ml bottle proclaiming Aventinus as Germany's original wheat-doppelbock. No apparent dating on the bottle. May be coded on the back where there are some numbers. Pours a root beer or cola brown with a fluffy white head of about 3 fingers in depth. Pours somewhat cloudy. Beer coats the sides of the glass nicely.

Smell consists of banana and clove drizzled with caramel. I can also smell some vanilla and nutmeg.

Taste is an avalanche of malt up front with requisite banana and clove flavors and some caramel and slight chocolate flavor mixed in. Produces some rum-like flavors. Some other ripe fruits seem to be in there as well--figs and or apricot? Definitely some warming alcohol flavors on the tongue. Strong and nourishing. Finishes with some touches of vanilla, and light chocolate from the malts. As the label suggests, a nice balance of ripe fruity spiciness and notes of chocolate. A wheat beer and a bock beer blended together and given steroids.

Mouthfeel is very smooth and packs some heat. Almost a bit like syrup. Substantial body to this weizenbock. Finishes clean.

Overall, a great choice for getting you through a cold, dark winter day. I have not had too many of this style. Probably this one and Victory's offering. This one seems to hit all the style points quite well. As noted, a substantial and nourishing brew.

01-28-2012 05:30:54 | More by JohnnyP3
Photo of oglmcdgl
oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

A bottle split with sourbatchkid.

A- a finger or so of off white rather dense and sudsy head from a steady pour that settles slowly to a small cap. Hazy dark orange brown in color with a beautiful glow when lit from behind.

S- sweet and bready with caramel and a touch of rubbing alcohol. I almost get a glimmer of rye at points.

T- opens up with tons of bready malts and rolls slowly into sweet caramel and a hint of burnt brown sugar. Some booze and dark fruits.

M- a few steps above medium in body, slightly syrupy until the carb kicks in just enough to keep things lively. A touch of heat on the palate with some warming.

D- this is a nice wisenbock and a standout for me in the style.

09-16-2010 23:41:47 | More by oglmcdgl
Photo of dgilks
dgilks

Australia

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Very sweet aroma with some banana esters. A touch of breadiness and alcoholic spiciness comes through too. Reasonably complex even if it strikes me as too sweet.

A nice deep brown colour with garnet highlights. A bit of haze too. A big, light tan head dissipates to a half finger layer.

Man, that's tasty. Rich, bready with banana esters, raisins and dark fruits. I get hints of darker malts, some alcohol and a touch of spiciness. The barest hint of bitterness is present. Nice, complex and very good.

Rich, silky and creamy. Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Very good.

A great beer with lots of complexity. It goes down very well for a beer at 8.2%.

01-18-2010 10:12:02 | More by dgilks
Photo of dherling
dherling

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Pours a nice, deep brown. Good sized tan head with nice lacing. Has an alcoholic nose, with clove, fruit and banana. Taste starts off sweet with a little bit of fruity tang, plus some slight caramel flavors. Finishes more with clove and an alcoholic taste. Heavy and creamy... though there is a crispness to the beer as well.

11-12-2006 06:44:09 | More by dherling
Photo of biggmike
biggmike

Mississippi

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Had this from the bottle at Emerald Coast Brew Fest in Pensacola, FL. Poured an attractive caramel/brown color. Had a nice white head that hung around a while. Aroma is sweet, possibly of caramel and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet up front, but finishes with a bit of a sour note. Mouthfeel is good. Drinkability is high for a beer with an abv north of 8%. My first weizenbock.

09-09-2007 15:17:42 | More by biggmike
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,621 ratings.