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

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Ratings: 3,890
Reviews: 2,024
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 239
Gots: 311 | FT: 6
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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 falloutsnow
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2012 review (has it really been six years since my review of this)

Bottle from Hyvee in West Omaha, NE, USA
Poured into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass
11.340 stamped on label.

Pours a big, fluffy, hefeweizen-style off-white head that bubbles down to a centimeter-thick layer of tiny bubbles for the duration of the drinking session. As the foam descends, it leads to modest lacing on the sides of glass, giving one a clear view of beer’s deep mahogany color under normal lighting and light amber or garnet colors when held up to the bulb. Smoky and hazy in appearance due to the yeast, allowing just enough light through to see shadow imprints of my hand on the glass. Nearly perfect.

Aroma opens with musty yeastiness, bananas, and mild wheat malt. This is followed by a solid brown sugar scent, concluding with dark, dried fruit aromas, such as prunes, with added mild alcohol.

Taste opens with strong, dark wheat malt joined closely to flavors of vanilla, brown sugar, and prunes or figs. General pie spice spiciness is present, a bit of nutmeg joined to the heat of cloves. Closes with slightly tart wheat malt and caramelized sugar sweetness joined to modestly detectable ethanol. Aftertaste is of wheat malt twang with caramelized sugar and mild yeast.

Medium to medium-heavy body with modest carbonation that leads to a pillowy, comfortingly smooth mouthfeel. Mildly bitter, dry aftertaste that leaves one wanting more.

A: Pours a big, fluffy, hefeweizen-style off-white head that bubbles down to a centimeter-thick layer of tiny bubbles for the duration of the drinking session. As the foam descends, it leads no lacing on the sides of glass, giving one a clear view of beer's deep brown color under normal lighting and light amber or garnet colors when held up to the bulb. Smoky and hazy in appearance due to the yeast, but by no means impenetrably dark or thick.
S: Following the wheat style, the expected yeast smells lead into a strong burnt sugariness and ends with a deep sensation of sticking one's nose into a pile of prunes with an added mild alcohol aroma. All scent seems to diminish as the beer warms, with seemingly no new or fresh emphasis arising from the temperature change; strange. I would have liked to see a moderately constant or temperature-dimensional nose.
T: What first hits the tongue is a spicy clove aspect that starts out strong and weakens throughout the entire drinking experience. Alongside this there is a sweet, caramelized brown sugar taste that coalesces with the traditional banana flavor of other hefeweizens. Essences of slightly sour plum arise in the finish, with a slight hop presence for bittering effect.
M: Medium to heavy body with light, barely noticeable carbonation that leads to quite a smooth mouthfeel. Mildly bitter, dry aftertaste that leaves one wanting more.
D: Used a standard weizen glass for pouring this one, which worked out perfectly with its typical weiss head and rich color spectrum. I enjoyed the beer less as it warmed, however, for the deeper aspects of the taste and smell, the appealing parts of the beer to me, began to fade as this happened. That lessens my overall scoring in the smell and taste category, as well as this one. When I first started sampling the beer it was quite good, and remained above average throughout, but the decrease in its otherwise great attributes led me to conclude it as "above average" instead of purely excellent. I could, however, drink this relatively often on its positive aspects alone.

Photo of Hendrick24
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cambabeer
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy brown color, visible yeast floaters at the bottom. Off white head and lace, not too thick. Not a very dark brown, somewhat hazy.

A very fruity smell, bananas and raisins. Somewhat spicy and sweet, obvious alcohol in the nose. Somewhat caramelized sugary.

Sweet toward the beginning, like the fruity smell, bananas and some warming alcohol. Becomes a little spiced with a small bit of hop characteristic. The malt bitterness does well to balance the sweetness. Somewhat wood like. Very obvious wheat malt character.

Definitely a great beer. Heavy and perfect for sipping on slowly. A really good example of a German style.

Photo of TubaManJack
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My Bottle claims 8.2% ABV, I'll consider the extra .2% a gift
Poured 500ml into 14oz mug (Note to self find proper glassware) Freshness Date- Oct.22.09

Appearance- Glorious rich oak brown body, its also misty in clarity. A moderate head that looks rather creamy with uniform cous-cous sized bubbles. The head then fades within a minute to thick lacing rings.
Smell- Sweet fruity notes of spotted bananas and sour apple and chocolate malt. Major yeast bottle conditioning notes as well over powering toward the end of the beer.
Taste- Very strong bottle conditioning, it a new experience for me, once past that flavors really emerge and its amazing with the smell just as the taste, bitterness from the malt and sourness for the BC. This beer is really complex and very few minutes it seems to change character, very pleasant.
Mouthfeel- Very big and bold present in each sip. The limited carbonation was just what was needed. The alcohol was somewhat in the background, but ever present.
Drinkability- Its like being on a rollercoaster, the experience is overwhelming but everytime you find yourself waiting back in line.

Outstanding its worth the experience to track it down.

Photo of BARFLYB
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500ml bottle into a sam adams imperial pint glass. Not sure of the date on this one. 1st time trying this beer.

A- A very dark red to brown color comes out of the bottle with an apparent cloudiness from being unfiltered. A huge head arises towards the top of the glass leaving a almost two finger light tan head exploding with bubbles, a very active brew no doubt. The head eventually dies down but the bubbles don't. good lacing.

S- Very powerful scents of wheat and yeast up front. Along with that some dark malts and a huge whiff of fruits.Not getting much hops from the smell Maybe some chocolate? Some spice and a bit of alcohol rounds this weizenbock out.

T- On the first few sips the wheat is ever present with a whole bunch of those dark malts. then the fruits come on including a lot of clove with some banana and vanilla. The small smell of chocolate led to an even smaller taste of it, not this beers strong quality, but if there was any more presence it would distract from this beers better qualities. The alcohol is there and grows as the temperature rises, quite warming. All of this combines into an a nice sweet weizenbock, or dopplebock, take your pick.

M- This brew has a great mf with a good amount of carbonation. Drinking this when it's just poured out of the bottle i got alot of fizz and it was present on the mouth, quite different from a lot of beers around. As the beer warms it resembles a more creamy character with the fruity characteristics sticking around.

D- Although i would like to see these in bombers i believe the 500ml is the perfect size for this beer, i could drink two. A great price for a great dopple/weizen bock. after finishing i concluded that this was in the top three for this style for sure and one of my favorites from Germany

Photo of russwbeck
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: The head on this guy is outstanding. Slightly off white and not going anywhere for a long time. Wonderful lacing. Hazy brown pour.

S: Very sweet smell, lots of dark fruits and malts. Cloves also coming through, smells very 'wheaty'.

T: Follows the smell pretty well. Dark fruits, and definitely some bananas, balance with the caramel malts nicely. Very sweet.

MF: Slight warming alcohol feeling, and a decent amount of carbonation. Pretty light and refreshing.

O: A great representation of the style. A personal favorite.

I got the rare oppurtunity at Pizza Paradiso in DuPont Circle, DC to try Schenider Aventinus aged from 2003. This was one of the first beers to get me into craft beer, long before I joined this website! I was very excited to try this. $15 for 500ml, wrapped much like a present!

A: Deep brown pour with an initial big white head. It recedes quickly to basically nothing after taking a few pictures. 4

S: Boozy, dark fruits, lots of grapes. Hints of the original remain. 4

T: The taste has certainly changed. But it matches the smell pretty well. Dry, boozy, grapes, remnants of candied sugar, very sweet taste, as it is fresh. Extremely mellowed. Not a lot of cloves or bananas are left. 4

MF: Light, low carbonation. Warming boozy feeling as the drink fades from the palate 3.5

O: Really interesting to see how it held up over 8 years. I'd say pretty well! 4

Photo of supernaut
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

What a great looking beer. Extremely rough and unfiltered. You get the sense that this beer looks just like those consumed hundreds of years back. Pours a very murky and muddly brown. Not overly dark but a bit cloudy. Loads of sediment only add to the allure There's a pretty nice head and a bit of lacing to match The truly great aspect of this beer's appearance however, lies in the rawness. Very intense.

The smell is one of complex sweetness and spice. Nothing mindblowing, but pleasant if not intrigueing nonetheless.

Tasting this organic brew was not the slightest bit disappointing. Incredibly smooth, presenting some mild fruit (pear, banana, non-citrus) initially, and providing an almost cinammon/milmint-like spice toward the end (the bottle claims clove). Finishes extremely cleanly with a very pleasant and balanced yeastiness. The alcohol never interferes with the smoothness, yet does manage to add a pleasant "glow" toward the end (hence the 8.00% abv).

You just want to deliberately sip this brew over and over again to extract out all the greatness. Precisely what a German bier should be. Makes me want to move back. G schneider und Sohn sollen rightig stolz auf dieses Bier sein.

Photo of Julikind
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Richie71
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mora2000
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy red-brown color with a white head. The aroma is great with notes of bananas, cloves, toffee and vanilla. For the flavor I get caramel malt, bananas, cloves and toffee with a fair bit of alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A great beer.

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

Pours a dark murky reddish brown body with creamy bubbles, leaving a nice lace.

The smell is terrific, wheaty... strong, malty, and roasty...some dark fruit.

The body is crisp, but medium bodied... the taste is clean but roasty in character.

The flavor is of dark fruit, banana peels, slight orange peel, roasted malt, ash, and some light medicinal alcohol...

Overall, the beer was excellent, a great experience.

Photo of Triklino
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%

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

This poured a brownish red with a small slightly tan head that managed to remain pretty well despite the fact that i did not give it much of a vigorous pour. I'll just have to try it again and pour with more energy. The smell was dominantly fruity and sweet, with a hint of yeast. I picked out apples and raisons, with a bit of caramel. It actually smelled a bit like a caramel apple to me, very pleasant. The taste was equally as pleasant, sweet and malty with a hint of caramel and fruit while also spicy and yeasty. Very complex smooth and tasty. Medium carbonation and body combine for a very good mouth feel, and smooth drinkabilty. I never got a sense of the 8%ABV. Overall a wonderful brew, and my first venture into the world of wheat ales or doppelbocks, but it will definitely not be my last.

Photo of soper2000
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice dark amber with an immense white head. This stuff has some pretty intense aroma. Grassy notes flooded my room when i poured this into a glass. Very wheaty smell. Taste is pretty interesting. To me this beer seems to blend the qualities of a nice German wheat and a nice Belgian dark ale. It's bubbly and complex like a Belgian dark, but also very wheaty with hints of banana like a German wheat. Very interesting beer. It's a nice to have a bottle every couple of weeks or so.

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

Maybe it's because I've been craving malty, high gravity beers lately, but this one hit the spot like never before. So freaking delicious.

It's difficult to try and pour this beer and not get a huge head. The head sizzled for a good while, made of tight, compact, small bubbles, and it retained extremely well after thinning a bit. The color is a bronzed rusty dark brown.

Smell reminds me of a Belgian tripel or dark ale in some ways: raisins, plums, other dark fruits, while having a few spices and lots of banana and bubble gum aromas wafting around. Slight yeast tweak and even a little nostril heat from the alcohol. Dive in:

Maltiness is high, but the sweetness never overwhelms. A little bit like a chocolate brownie, definitely banana, warming from the alcohol, tootsie roll, and raisins. Mouthfeel is tricky: very fizzy, sizzles about in the mouth, but also attains a creaminess that helps give the beer another layer of depth.

This is so utterly delicious, but it's a little "hot" for an 8-percenter, and maybe just a little far over on the desserty side to make it an everyday indulgence. Or, screw it, indulge. You only live once. Chalk another one up for the Germans.

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first rime having this beer. I use to not like any type is bock beer but not I love them.

Pours a deep brown with some red hues. Fairly clear. Head was thin and did not even last the first couple sips. No lacing.

Smells of caramel and sugary candy. There is a smell I can't put my finger on but it tastes like that smell as well.

Deep caramel and roasted sugar taste. It's almost as if it's like the toasted sugar on top of creme brule. Ever so slight toasty flavor in the malt.

Mouthfeel is good. I wish it had a little more carb but it probably wouldn't be to style at that point.

Overall an awesome beer. Not my favorite style but I'm growing to appreciate it more and more.

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

A - Pours a deep brown with heavy carbonation bubbles. Small head which doesn't stick.

S - Smells of bananas and cloves. Hints of dark fruit and spice.

T - Tastes like it smells - Rich, banana flavors with dark fruit as well. Some spice on the finish. Light hop profile. A bit of warming alcohol on the back end.

M - Thinner than expected, but not bad. Coats the mouth well.

D - Very drinkable for its strength. Sort of a mix between a hefe and a dubbel/quad. This was my first Aventinus, and I will definitely be adding this to the rotation!

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

Appearence dark brown a hint of amber when you hold it to the light. Smell fruit, spice, caremel sweetness. Taste fruit, yeast, prunes, spice, the taste is complex tons of different tastes here. Mouthfeel is thick high carbonation. Drinkability is good I could have another.

Photo of TheStig
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ho hum, another weak-coffee tinted beer with an unimpressive head. I'm not smelling anything outside of wheat and malt. What's so great about this...?

Anise, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, burdock root, dandelion, banana?! Bitter! Sweet! Bitter! Sweet! Herbal! Acrid! Sweet! This is supposed to have 8.2% alcohol? Impossible, there's no alcohol bite!

Subtle carbonation, with a refreshing, light and astringent quality. Impressively refreshing.

Absolutely stunning.

Photo of kcq101
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Long lasting, fine, creamy head. Deep cloudy mahogany color. Very strong currant/raisin, clove nose. Full bodied, tingly tongue sensations, mellows. Toasty malt, prune, currant, caramel flavors. A grassy/flower-like finish. Way nice!!!!

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

Pours a muddy cider colour with a big white head that dies quick with no lacing. Smells much like apples, some dark fruit, and spicy clove. Taste as it smells with a nice hybrid of flavors going on. Very mild and somewhat creamy in the mouth. Very drinkable with no ABV noticeable.

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

Split a bottle of this one with my buddy, and poured it into a tulip glass.

A: The pour is one beautiful sight to behold. As the beer falls into my glass, the garnet colored liquid shines through with ruby colored hues. Not even a sign of head, even as I pour more aggressively. Light shines through, significantly diffused by the big body of the beer.

S: Caramel malts, a strong batch of cloves, and some nutty aromas pour forth from the mouth of the glass. They nearly cover up a spicy German hop presence, but I am able to discern it as I dig for other contributing elements in this beer.

T: Hoppy spices and cloves are very evident in the front. The flavor evolves to produce nutty and malty flavors that come through with some bittering elements that the hops evidently left behind at the beginning of the sip. The finish is slightly sour, adding more intrigue to an already compelling flavor profile.

M/D: Incredibly smooth. That lack of head was that way for a reason. I can't even feel a little tingle of carbonation, but somehow, Aventinus doesn't feel flat either. While there is no taste of alcohol, I do feel some warmth in the finish that detracts from the drinkability somewhat, but you could age one of these to deal with that if you really wanted to...

Photo of BayouBengal1537
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle poured into Weizen Glass
A - Aggressive pour turned a dark copper/brownish hazy color. Huge off-white foamy head turned slowly turned into small flat head on top.
S - banana, clove, malt, grains, dried fruits like plum and raisin. Very complex spice note, very interesting

T - Similar to nose, get the banana, clove, and once again complex spices. Also dried fruit, nutmeg. Alcohol is hidden well but is definitely there at 8.2% abv.

M - moderately high carbonation, medium body, sweet

D - very good dopplebock, could easily drink 2 of these, but no more than that for me, pretty heavy.
Overall, I knew this was rated as one of the top 100 beers on earth according to BA and it serves well. This is a complex beer that I really enjoyed.

Photo of DrDemento456
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up a few weeks ago ad D's Six Packs for 4.99

A - Poured a murky hazy brown color with at least an inch of foamy brownish head

S - Strong Banana, clove, bit of honey, brown sugar and yeast with a hint of malt.

T - Comes off kind of strong, especially when drunk with thanksgiving feast :P but after the second pour the ABV is well masked offering strong flavors of banana and clove with a bit of burned sugar and a touch of yeast. Nice.

M - Very medium to heavy. Was a sipper for sure

D - Alcohol... Masked. Flavors... strong. Price... eh. It's good on occasion but it was seriously the smoothest beer I could drink today. A Germany win!

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,890 ratings.