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

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Reviews: 2,054
Hads: 4,152
Avg: 4.31
pDev: 13.69%
Wants: 289
Gots: 458 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

Formerly Schneider Aventinus.
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Photo of Malt_Man
3.86/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served at cellar temperature into hefeweizen glass. Was a pain in the arse to pour.

L) Deep chestnut brown opaque, huge fluffy off-white head that dissipates quickly to a bubbly film.

S) Fresh banana and citrus-orange definitely there. Alcohol and red wine notes too. Definitely more there than the standard weizen.

T) Smooth creamy dunkel weissebier taste is soon overtaken by a bit of alcohol burn. There is dried fruit and Christmas cake in the aftertaste.

F) Smooth, not as fizzy as a standard weizen. Pleasant warmth from the alcohol a moment after the swallow.

O) Simply a stronger version of their standard Tap Unser Original, if you like that, you should like this. I spent nearly £5 on this - next time I would just buy 2 Tap 7s.

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Photo of doktorhops
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Time for some Tap 6, Schneider Weisse style! And this is the beer I promised to review over 4 years ago when I did my review of Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen, even though Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus is a Weizenbock, which would natürlich have to be compared to Weihenstephaner’s own Weizenbock: their Vitus. Anyway, let’s not dwell on how much of a beer-geek rookie I was back then, let us dwell on how beer-wise I have become. Oh, and let’s enjoy this tasty Weizenbock or “wheat billy goat” in the direct German translation [I kid you not. Ooo, that was an unexpected goat related pun right there!].

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Weizen glass.

A: A nice deep hazy Doppelbock caramel brown body with a khaki cappuccino froth 1 inch head that soon settles down to a centimetre. So far so great. 9/10.

S: Ironically the aroma for Tap 6 is more bananary than their Tap 7 (aka their Hefeweizen). Following the bold banana note are hints of caramel and dark fruits, but they’re really sitting back and letting the banana do its thing, and I applaud them for it, go banana go! 10/10.

T: DA-AMN! This is why I was comparing this brew to Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen - it’s all that I love about that brew and more, more everything! Bananas with caramel-sticky-date-molasses. It’s big, bold chewy and sugary with a dry finish that has a hint of cola - yes you heard me - cola as in the biggest ™ in the world. There is a minor distraction in a hint of metal lurking about in the aftertaste but otherwise this is Weizenbock that beats all other Weizenbocks. 9/10.

M: Mid to heavy body with some cloying from the sugar (to be expected with an 8.2% ABV heavyweight) and a soft but creamy carbonation. Suits this brew to a T. 9/10.

D: Oh how the mighty have risen with Schneider Weisse! After reviewing their Tap 7 and being a tad disappointed by my memory, which I believe had betrayed me, it turns out my memory of Tap 6 and subsequent now drinking has totally redeemed Schneider Weisse to me as the brutal heavy-hitting awesome Bavarian brewer they are, and a young impudent upstart against die älteste Brauerei der Welt, aka Weihenste... you-know-who-the-hell-I’m-talking-about! If you love puppies and don’t want them killed (by someone named ‘Cletus’ in my employ) drink this beer, YHBW. 10/10.

Food match: Knuspriger schweinebauch mit rotkraut, knödel und püriert apfel.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy dark brown with a two-finger off-white head. The head dissapates to a small ring leaving some light soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is sweet malts, banana, and cloves.

T - The taste follows the aroma with banana, plums, toasted malts, toffee, and cloves.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is soft and creamy.

O - A classic. The perfect balance of flavors.

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Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

-look is very dark and golden with a light micro bubble head, beautiful :)
- smell is some fruit some yeast and a sweet malt note
- taste is amazing, the fruit notes pare very well with not only the wheat but the yeast as well
- feel is very pleasant on the palate just a slight high in carbonation.
- overal is a great beer one of the best german beers i have had the pleasure of having

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Photo of sokol_1993
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: A hazy dark brown color. Some head, but not too much. Very lively.
S: Really fruity and interesting. Sweetness of malt.
T: Not hoppy. Fruity taste of banana and plum. Malty and yeasty.
F: Almost full body. Lovely aftertaste.
Verdict: A great beer, I will be back for more. Love the fruitiness and the maltiness. However, I like their Eisbock even more.

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Photo of BuccoFan
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was left in my house by a relative. This is not exactly a go-to style for me, and I had it just so that it wouldn't be wasted. Turned out that I was very impressed. It poured a very dark brown with the head of a quality quad. Taste had a sort of mix between quad and tripel, with a solid body. Seems like the kind of beer that is most appropriate with a well-paired food, and not quite one to enjoy by itself. Still, it was a very good beer.

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Photo of pat61
4.81/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: It pours a dark hazy amber with a 3” creamy, lightly tan tinted white foam collar that persists and grips the side of the glass leaving behind thick lace.
S: Big clove nose with traces of banana.
T: Goes down like a rich banana bread spiced with clove.
F: A highly carbonated big bodied beer that feel like a barely liquid mousse.
O: A fantastic beer!

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Photo of thebeers
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A lovely brown leather color, bronze at the bottom and dark mahogany at the top of a weizen glass. Tons of tiny, tight bubbles shoot up from the bottom into a large, merengue-like beige-tinted head. Carbonation dominates the thick-and-heavy mouthfeel. There's a slight sweetness, with some banana, buttered popcorn, berry cobbler and a pepperiness, too. The alcohol's also very present. Great beer.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy mahogany-brown, head with large but rich bubbles that look like you can cut it with a knife. Lots of quick loose bubbles rise.

S: Picking up on the heavier notes; caramel, raisin, some pure toasted malt sweetness. Bubble gum is present, but mildly and pleasantly.

T: So yummy. Perfect blend of light wheat and some darker toasted malt. Banana, raisin, toffee, mild clove, sweetness all blend in near-perfect harmony. I can't imagine what this could be like on tap (#6).

F: Dangerously drinkable, especially for an 8%. Medium body, creamy, gentle carbonation.

O: I'm gonna let the superlatives fly. This is an amazing beer, despite its seeming simplicity. Incredible balance between all the flavors, and while it is decidedly sweet, I think it could find an audience among a wide range of beer drinkers. Ambrosia in a bottle.

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Photo of drmeto
4.98/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

-Follows the nose
-slight alcohol-warming
-high carbonation
-full body
Absolute classic

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a caramel color with a white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, banana and clove. In the taste, wood tone, rooty hop profile does a fair job at balancing the caramelized malt, bread and clove notes. Slight alcohol but good balance. Full bodied, well carbonated brew. This is a classic weizenbock, the quintessential.

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Photo of ordybill
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Pure heaven, great smell of yeast, caramel, honey and malt
Appearance- This is a dark murky brown brew with swirling sediment and a small off-white head.
Taste- A masterpiece! I love this flavor, well balanced fruit and spice with malt and yeast. perfectly blended.
Palate- This is a medium to heavy beer with moderate carbonation. Has a nice semi-dry finish.
Overall- World Class, drink at every opportunity.

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Photo of timontheroad
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a .5 liter Weizenbier glass.
Look: Huge frothy head that just kept coming and overflowed all over my counter! The head eventually receded to about a quarter inch that left some very nice lacing. Deep brown color, very clear.
Smell: Lots of sweet caramel and honey aromas, pears, bananas, dark fruit and just a bit of a sour note.
Taste: Pretty close to the aroma - with that wonderful German banana wheat flavor, some nice sweet malt and light clove flavors as well.
Mouthfeel: Nice and thick on the palate, crisp and prickly carbonation on the back end.
Overall: This is just an outstanding beer. It seems to be available more often locally now, for the price, this is one kick-ass beer!

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Photo of Apellonious
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle 2009 vintage, yeast around the cap, special wrapping.

a - Dark murky brown and amber, visible sediment. One finger head that moves quickly to a thin lace.

S - banana, yeast, pears, mild sourness

T - Follows the nose, with some bread like vanilla and chocolate notes thrown in. Mildly bitter on the finish.

M - Carbonation is active, sharp on the back of the tongue. Mouthfeel is full, but finishes dry.

O - Other than the heavy sediment, which may have been due to the bottle not being stored upright , it was a enjoyable beverage. Should have picked up a current version to do a side by side.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a medium amber color going to brown. Mild haze. Creamy looking head of about 1.5 fingers. Head dissipates slowly leaving behind some fine lacing.

Aroma is caramel and wheat. Banana, cloves, and raisins as well. A bit of malt.

Taste is similar to the aroma. Wheat, caramel, toffee, banana, and cloves. Some fruit tastes of raisin, ripe plum, and dates. Flavors blend together and balance nicely.

Crisp mouth feel. Medium body and carbonation. Mild dryness at the end. Flavors do not linger at all.

This is an excellent and classic German bock. The wheat provides nice body and flavor. Easy to drink and the 8.2% abv is very well hidden.

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Photo of shillzor
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a Weizen glass.

Look: Dark brown color, like brewed coffee. Opaque, even at the edges, with floaties that eventually form a dark sediment at the bottom of the glass. It has an even, off-white head which slowly disappears.

Smell: Clove, bananas, esters.

Taste: Matches the nose--clove and banana at the front, roasted malts on the finish.

Feel: Medium body with a very smooth, slightly boozy finish.

Overall: This is one of the first weizenbocks that I've tried, and I'm very impressed. Watch out for the wallop of alcohol!

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Photo of SierraFlight
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle poured into weizen glass. Appearance is cloudy medium brown that rises slowly from off-white foam that fills the glass. Some patches of lace stick to the glass. Aroma is bubblegum, clove, banana, raisin, roasted wheat malt, and a whiff of alcohol. Taste is dominated by fruity sweetness coming from the malt and banana, apple, raisin, and tropical fruit esters. The sweetness is complimented by the spicy clove and anise flavors. A fuzz of alcohol in the swallow. On the high end of medium bodied, creamy and thick texture, lots of carbonation, sweet estery finish.

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Photo of Matonika
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: clear, dark brown, good head retention fluffy head, medium carbonation. Aroma: dark stone fruit with a grainy malt aroma. Burnt caramel, toasty malts. There is a bananas fosters aroma. Some alcohol aroma. Flavor: extra ripe stone fruit some alcohol, mild hops. Roasty and caramelized malts. Feel: medium plus body, lively carbonation. Overall this is a delicious and perfect example of this style of beer.

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Photo of demon
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First heard about Schneider Weisse from a Bavarian-German international student at a UC San Diego beer club meeting. He claimed to be from a town, Kelheim, which hosted the worlds best Weizenbier brewery, Schneider Weisse. My interests were piqued, so I knew I had to try some of their wares out. After much searching and coming up empty handed, I found it at a Whole Foods and settled for their premium pricing. $5/500ml

Amber colored. Enjoyed warm ~60F, so it poured nice and frothy. A head about 2 fingers thick formed. First impression of this beer was its intense estery aroma. Very sweet and bread-like. Some quite nice yeasty flavors. Very smooth and nicely sticky.

This was an impressive and very drinkable doppelbock/weizenbock. Very well rounded and very well executed. Definitely world-class. Looking forward to more from this brewery!

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Photo of hreb
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Half liter bottle served in a weizen glass. This beer is brown and cloudy, which makes for a stark, intriguing look in the glass -- dark, but not the typical of dark ales (or stouts/porters). Small dark tan head which falls quickly. Aroma is of uncooked bread dough. Flavor is distinctly Aventinus. Fantastic spicy clove and grain flavors from the yeast. Mouthfeel is surprisingly light, with fine carbonation. Finish is neutral. This beer is fantastically drinkable, which is especially impressive when you consider it's essentially a Doppelbock that happens to be brewed with wheat (I often find Doppelbocks chalky and quickly tiring to my palate). What really gets me though is the depth of flavor that carries over the tongue. It's just a series of fantastic wheat and barley flavors complemented by German style hops, impeccably balanced. This beer is perfection and I hope they never change it.

One of my favorite beers ever since I first tried it over 10 years ago. There's no excuse for me not drinking this more often -- it's widely available and reasonably priced.

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Photo of dcw6363
4.61/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From a bottle that was several months old.

Dark toffee colored, a little hazy, one inch of fine bubbles. A lot going on in the nose: some banana, a little clove, a little bubblegum, some dark candy and apple. Tastes like it smells, with a wheat bite. Esters everywhere.

Mouthfeel is great, creamy but still a little sharp on the tongue, due to the wheat.

I love this beer, it's like a cross between a dubbel (some dark sugar taste), a tripel (banana), and a wheat. That combination sounds weird on paper, but it works wonderfully. This is one of the best beers I've ever had. (I've had it on tap as well; it's even better in that format.)

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Photo of ntgrant
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Dark red/brown color, rather cloudy.

Smell: Aromatic, darker fruits.

Taste: Full-bodied, caramel, slightly licorice. aftertaste is almost like crown royal.

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Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a cloudy reddish brown colour. Pours a medium sized head that fades away to a thin head.

Aroma is sweet with yeast notes, cloves and bananas.

Taste is sweet with typical weiss beer yeast flavour. There is a treacle like flavour with a hint of spice. Some similarities to a Belgian tripel and Belgian strong dark ale but with a lighter, thinner mouth feel. The high ABV is not apparent and it drinks more like a 5.5 or 6 per cent beer.

Overall a pleasant and enjoyable beer. My first Weizen-dopplebock. This did not blow me away but it was a bit more flavousome than a standard hefeweiss. I would be interested to try more in the style.


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Photo of tillmac62
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

BOD 2010. From the label tied on with a purple cord, "Therefore in 1999, the SCHNEIDER brewery decided to start aging a limited number of cases of AVENTINUS each year in their historical ice cellar in Kelheim with each batch held for a minimum of three years."

Pours a dark amber with a deep dark ruby hue. Outstanding head volume, good retention and excellent retention. The final pour delivers yeast sediment from bottle conditioning.

World Class rich complex nose of dark fruit (raisin, plum) over a rich malty caramel base. In the background are notes of banana and clove with a hint of chocolate.

Full bodied with a rich creamy texture. Well carbonated with rich effervescence from the middle on - palate perfection.

The flavor profile is World Class - intense, complex and perfectly balanced. It begins with a burst of raisin and plum that slowly yield to chocolate notes over a surprisingly subtle caramel sweetness. The middle effervesces into a burst of banana and clove. As these flavors fade, a subtle bitterness emerges as does a hint of alcohol. The finish is a slow fade with notes of bitter chocolate.

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Photo of HamdenHector
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: cloudy; medium brown in color; 1 finger off white head that receded quickly to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: toffee, raisins, Grape Nuts;

T: complex; no part of this is ever overwhelming; sweet malt up front; a touch of molasses at mid-palate; banana also present and increases from mid-palate through the finish; alcohol is warming and pleasant;

M: medium bodied; highly carbonated;

O: enjoyable; I expected a dark fruit character; also didn't get the bready profile common in the style;

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 2,054 ratings.