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

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3,974 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,974
Reviews: 2,048
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 257
Gots: 355 | FT: 6
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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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Ratings: 3,974 | Reviews: 2,048
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle. Weizen glass. Enjoyed on jun´12. Amber color, foggy appearance. Light beige froth. Close, lasting crown. Yeast, toasted bread, subtle chocolate, ripe fruit, toasted malt aromas & rum-like fragancy. Sweet tea-like upfront, hints of banana. Chicorice texture. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Ripe melon in the middle, toffee touch. Sweet herbal note finish. Orangish hues on the aftertaste. ABV is perceived as underlying warming sensation at first sip & subtle spicy touch in the middle. One of those beers missed even before finish it.

Photo of Groulxsome
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A hazy chocolate or iced-coffee brown with a light foamy, off-white head. Be sure to get all that tasty yeast into the glass! Nice bottle presentation too with the strong purple and gold label.

Smell: Banana and clove, some caramel and sweet almond (like a slight hit of almond extract). A little vanilla, like in a good bourbon.

Taste: Chocolate, banana and sweet caramel are the prominent flavours on the first sip. Those can be really heavy flavours, but the beer remains very clean (more like a wheat beer and less like something heavy like a stout that might share those flavours). There are lots of little notes of things (some rum butteriness? some bourbon vanilla?) which take some time to unravel and require several, several sips. It's a very understated beer, but it's got a lot to offer. It's one of those beers that you could spend the whole time looking for different flavour combinations and have a good time doing it - but, it's also the kind of beer that offers a great easy set of flavours to match with food or relaxation.

Mouthfeel: Crisp carbonation the second it hits your tongue, but after that it's very smooth and creamy. The burn from the alcohol is a little out of balance, slightly too strong, but aside from that it's great. As you drink the alcohol burn feels less out of balance.

Overall: A beer with a lot to offer. Its a classic for a reason. There is no reason not to try this beer if you can easily find it. It's even something to look for if it's not in your area. Very refreshing but also complex. Great, great, great.

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4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is one of the best beers in the world.

I'm not even close to the 1st one to say that.

There is an actual regiment to go thru when poured from a bottle...(Upside down pour and then twirl/roll bottle in hands, to get the sediment that sits at bottom of bottle). When from the tap---the pour is slow because it has a great head.

This definitely is a beer to sit and savor.
If I know an Aventinus is available---I make sure that is the last beer of the evening----cause, nothing tastes as good after drinking an Aventinus.
It's the best lookin' dark beer out there when poured into one of those 20 oz tall glasses with the wide flair at top...(I use a tall Hard Rock Cafe beer glass). It looks like the perfect German beer in a glass that it is seemingly made for.
Very befitting one of the best beers in the world.
Nothing but good things to say about this excellent beer.


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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of larryi86
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle poured into a weizen glass

A- A clear brown with a ruby red tint and a small tan head.

S- Dark fruits, wheat, cloves, caramel malts.

T- Dark fruits, wheat, cloves, touch of citrus in the finish, some earthy spiciness.

M- Creamy, medium to full body.

O- A solid beer worth trying, flavor could be bigger. ABV is well hidden. I liked their Eisbock more.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Schneider Aventinus has a thick, fizzy, light-beige head and an initially clear, brown, bubbly appearance, that becomes cloudy brown upon swishing and pouring in the bottom third of the bottle. Not much lacing is seen with this one. Aroma is unique- cinnamon powder, wheat bread, molasses, spices, and fruit cake. Taste is of cinnamon, spices, nutmeg, yeast, pepper, monkey bread, nuts, and other things I can’t pinpoint. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Aventinus finishes refreshing, crisp, and surprisingly drinkable. Overall, this is an epic, world-class beer. I beg you to try it.


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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A vigorous pour reveals a raisin colour with a thin head that dissipates quickly, leaving minimal lacing down the glass. Almost appears flat, albeit for the dancing carbonation bubbles.

S: Grasses, banana, plum, orange zest, hints of darker fruits aswell, cloves and other spices, and a soft caramel backbone. Outstanding varied fruit elements, and all aromas working very well together.

T: Mirroring aromas with bold banana and fresh grasses upfront. Other fruits including robust plum, tangy orange, and molasses-like dates, complimented well with the underlying caramel malt backbone. Alcohol well hidden. Detecting a welcoming aftertaste of bubblegum. All in all- very tasty.

M: Full bodied with a moderate-high carbonation, both of which work very well. Fairly dry and chalky with enough oily character. Mouthfeel is exceptional.

D: Why did I wait so long to try this?

Photo of RattleheadKV2
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml Euro style bottle, into a Unibroue tulip.

Appearance: Pours a dark murky brown, with about 2-3 fingers worth of off-white head, that disipates rather quickly, but leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: Tons of dark fruits; plums, raisins, figs. A nice healthy dose of a biscuity malt character follows the fruits.

Taste: Similar to the smell, with the dark fruit flavors coming though staring at the beginning, with the sweet bready malts coming in to round things out a bit at the end.

Mouthfeel: Rich and thick, though it still has a nice crisp, clean finish, that keeps you wanting more.

Overall: Very good brew. Never had a Wheat Dopplebock before, but this one stands up to the best Dopplebocks I've had. Very sweet, but not cloyingly so, just a very well balanced high gravity brew.

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3/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of eclipse54
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 500 mL bottle from the Boise Co-op, bottled in 11/2011. I've had this one plenty of times before, but an finally getting around to reviewing it. Poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a brown, mahogany color with over an inch of fluffy, light khaki head; moderate retention and a small amount of lacing.

The aroma is of clove, wheat, banana, light lemon and orange citrus, some caramel, date, raisin, and even a bit of toasted sugar. Regardless, the more traditional wheat and clove aromas dominate the nose.

The flavor brings out similar notes, with more emphasis on the caramel and darker fruits. A bit of apple pulls through, and there’s still the noticeable lemon and orange citruses. Banana, clove, wheat, straw, and a bit of earthen grass are all present as well.

Mouthfeel is relatively light bodied and very lively from the carbonation. A refreshingly clean finish keeps one coming back, and the absence of alcohol from the flavor or finish is also commendable.

Overall, a great weizenbock made even better by its wide availability and relative affordability. Being a bit more of an obscure style, I can’t say I’ve yet tasted a better one.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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