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

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Ratings: 3,978
Reviews: 2,048
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 257
Gots: 357 | 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: 3,978 | Reviews: 2,048
Photo of WeisGuy
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a - pour a deep dark brown with ruby highlights around the edges, very large ivory head with decent retention, not much lacing, pretty cloudy

s - big spicy and sweet aroma, caramel and toffee sweetness in the nose with a strong clove aroma with other more subtle spice, big wheat notes as well, only slight alcohol

t - very smooth taste, sweet up front with caramel and toffee, mid-palate has mild hop bitterness and a stronger wheat presence, finish is quite spicy with lots of clove, slight alcohol, long-lasting wheaty and yeasty flavors

m - medium-bodied, very lively in the mouth with plenty of carbonation, finish is nicely balanced, not overly sweet or dry, some alcohol warming

d - pretty drinkable considering the abv, very balanced flavors that are easy on the palate yet still interesting

This was a very good place to start for my first Weizenbock. Very good beer worthy of the praise.

Photo of jwhawkins81
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma - Sweet and earthy

Appearance - Cloudy light brown/red with a decent off-white head that sticks around

Taste - Sweet with a mild fruity dry mild and then sweet returns. Spiciness that is awesome.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated with a light to medium body

Drinkability - I could drink this all day long. This is a beer that really opened my eyes to what a beer could be.

Photo of Globetrotter
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tall tapered neck brown half liter bottle that looks just like the picutre here. Purity law applies. Best before 11/4/04, I opened it on 4/11/04.

Pours a nice cloudy copper under a voluminous three finger beige head wiht great retention and firm body. There was some lacing, but should have been more. The nose is a wonderful combination of the strong malt expected of a doppelbock and the yeast and spice of a Hefeweizen. The compliment each other very well. The mouth is very prickly and too light for this style. The taste is ooh so smooth, with lemon and coriander on top of a good barley base. When cold, there is no noticeable caramel, with the sweetness far more citrus than candy. As it warms, though the candy emerges, and takes over, leaving a very sweet aftertaste from the final swallow. There are no discernible hops, and the alcohol is very well hidden. This is a nice enjoyable drink. My wife's comment after a sip: umm, unusual. Yup. Unusually good!

Photo of cvaypai
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500ml bottle into tulip.

Appearance - Pours a deep dark brown, looks like chocolate on the edges, only a bit of light goes through when held up to a light. Pours with a creamy off white head. Lacing all the way down as I drink.

Smell - I can get all the smells of a german wheat. The wheat, clove and even a tiny bit of banana. What I can also find is a nice sweetness, a bit of roastiness and maybe even a little chocolate. As it warms some dark fruits can be found.

Taste - The wheat is right there, tons of wheat. The clove, banana, chocolate and fruits all come out, as the nose indicated. This is an awesome beer. There is some great wheaty sweetness and a bit of yeasty and bready malt. The fruit seems to be plum or something similar. The taste that lingers is almost caramel like.

Mouthfeel - Very smooth, carbonation is where it should be, body is thick but not chewy. Not as heavy as I thought it would be but it works well. The taste lasts awhile due to a bit of a syrupy texture.

Drinkability - You wouldn't be able to tell this was over 8% Drinks like a 5% hefe. I could drink a few bottles of this definitely. Strangely refreshing on an 82 degree night.

Photo of Loki
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 50cl bottle. A Wheat Doppelbock, hmmm what to expect from this? I have no idea what is in store. Let's find out.

It started by pouring a dark, hazy brown with a big beige head in the glass. Small bubbles and great lacing all around the glass.

Aromas of fruit, sweet malt, and biscuity dough waft from the glass. The scents become more prominant as it warms.

The taste is much like the smell. Something of a combination of a typical bavarian wheat beer and a doppelbock, much like the name would imply. Tastes of sweet malt, fruit, wheat, biscuit dough.

The mouthfeel was bubbly, carbonated, and light. The small bubbles tingle on the tongue and awaken the mouth. It finishes very clean and smooth. Hides the alcohol very well, barely detectible and helps balance the sweetness.

Another truly wonderful beer. Proving that once again this world is full of new tastes to be explored. Granted this one is quite old, but it was new to me!

Photo of aracauna
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark reddish brown, like strong cloudy tea. Easy head had fairly large, soda-like bubbles form the head, but without the fizziness. As for taste, it's got the same strong esteriness of the Schneider weisse with the richer slight caramelly taste from the darker malts. Finishes with cloves. Tasty.

Photo of CrazyMike
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark, cloudy brown appearance with thick head that slowly settles down. Smell is very sweet, with various fruit (banana, oranges, etc.) and a hint of citrus and wheat.

Taste is very fruity, picked up bananas, raisins and orange. Picked up various spices as well as malt, wheat and vanilla. Very flavorful beer. Surprisingly light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Aftertaste is spicy with a lingering taste of the various fruits above.

One excellent wheat beer. Not only is it flavorful but it's smooth and easy to drink. Can be rare, so don't pass up an opportunity to try this.

Photo of BostonHops
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle served in a weizen glass.
no freshness info found.

pours a murky cola-brown, almost chestnut, and yields a towering, foamy beige head that slowly recedes to a lasting 1/2" or so. good retention and lacing. nose is very respectable, offering a nice potpourri of banana, spice, bubblegum, and a lot of wheat maltiness.

flavor delivers more of the same but trumps the aroma: ample notes of banana, clove, maybe a touch of dark fruit, apples, and wheat malt. complex and tasty. 8.2% ABV exceedingly well-hidden. great beer. medium-bodied mouthfeel with medium-high carbonation.

overall this is simply an upper-eschelon german brew. not a style i personally tend to gravitate toward, but this one is very good. not to be missed.

(originally reviewed: 05-01-2011)

Photo of runningjoke
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner gass.
Nice foamy head that slowly fell to a thin cap. Jasper brown, and cloudy, letting only a little light through.
Smells of spiced pears, apples, and bananas. Clove and allspice, sourdough notes.
Taste and aroma are much of the same, but wheatbread presents itself more prominently.
The beer hits all parts of the tongue at once, and the flavors meld nicely. It moves through the mouth quickly and smoothly.
I can and have drink many of these one after another. I really like drinking this beer.
I have ordered and purchased this beer many times but have never given much thought to why this is. It all comes together well.

Photo of dpnelson1978
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle into a Duvel tulip.

$5.49 / ea.

S: Ripe bananas dominate.

A: Big loose white head that quickly dissipates. No lancing with moderate cover. Cloudy brown body.

T: Ripe fruit and subtle malt. No hop flavor. No noticeable -OH. Love it!

D: Very drinkable. -OH is well hidden and the taste and feel are wonderful.

O: Great beer. I'm going to stock up ASAP.

Photo of bmwats
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured 500ml bottle into my pseudo not-quite weizen glass.

A: Cloudy amber. Looks like muddy water. Medium carbonation pours into a 1 finger, bubbly, off-white head. Quickly melts away into a couple of pockets of bubbly carbonation on the surface. Carbonation rises throughout. No lacing to speak of.

S: Wheat, yeast, a little clove and maybe ginger.

T: Wheat and yeast is prominent. Pungent flavor of Italian spices, with a hint of sweetness (maybe nutmeg).

M: Light and thin, but concentrated flavor. The yeast really slaps you in the face first, the pungent aftertaste remains. But a smooth consistent wheat grounds the whole thing. Finishes a bit dry.

D: Good drinkability, but this is one to sip.

Good brew. Complex flavor and nose, does have a bit of a strong alcohol taste. Really distinctive feel. This is one to sit down and enjoy. This is a quality quaff.

Photo of Jsenay
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2008 Vintage poured in weizen glass

A - Pours dark brown with some large yeast particles that float to the bottom. Small amount of carbonation

S - Figs, cloves, over-ripe banana, raisin, dates

T - Apples, brown sugar, spice, and rum.

M - Crisp carbonation, dry and sweet finish with some subtle warming alcohol

O - Very tasty. Not sure how much the flavor has changed over time due to the fact I haven't had a fresh one in awhile. The alcohol is very well hidden. Very crisp and refreshing beer.

Photo of CuriousMonk
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into stein. Poors a dark copper, huge thick head. Low carbonation and no lacing. Smells of malt, banana, clove and pepper. Medium body, smooth and well rounded with some nice banana, not bitter but a nice long lasting kick that trickles down your throat. After taste is spicy and warm. One of my favorite weizenbocks.

Photo of Frozensoul327
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is nice. Poured out to a darker amber orange color that was slightly cloudy. Nice 1 1/2 Inch head and higher carbonation. Aroma was very complex, with some notes of grapes, hops, and a end similar to smoked bacon. Flavor was very solid, with notes of malt, cocoa, and dark fruits. Hid the 8% ABV very well. Medium mouthfeel was not overly heavy, and not to wimpy light. Finished a bit sweet and malty. Very nice. This is a great all round beer. Highly recommended.

Photo of NumberNone
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a medium dark brown with a solid white head that keeps its form. Good lacing and thickness.

S: Aromas of bananas, malt, hops, raisins, hints of spice, and a touch of vanilla.

T: Bananas, cloves, some malt and hops, good spiciness coming through, quite sweet with some hints of a light chocolate.

M: Smooth, with well balanced flavors that really get into the mouth. Refreshing character not typical of a higher ABV beer.

O: A well balanced, tasty, uncharacteristically refreshing beer that's comparable to Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier but with a bigger alcohol kick. Looks dark, tastes light. Nice. Definitely can't beat the price.

Photo of flagmantho
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: rich, hazy, cidery brown with a large, foamy tan head. It reminds me a lot of a quadrupel. Very appealing.

Smell: rich aroma of pears, plums and chalk. Well-balanced and delicious smelling.

Taste: surprisingly light in initial taste; it seems like the bulk of the flavor appears in aftertaste. Quite interesting. Flavors are of apple, pear and plum, with what seems like a hint of citrus.

Mouthfeel: medium body with huge bottle-conditioned carbonation which creates a delicious and intense creaminess. Just great.

Drinkability: quite drinkable, especially for its ABV. I would not hesitate to drink plenty of this again.

Photo of Viggo
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Came in a half liter bottle at 8% ABV. Pours a nice dark red/brown, with lots of head. Has a fruity, malty aroma that I thoroughly enjoyed. The taste is fruity as well, with more maltiness and smooth caramel flavour. A little bit of an alcohol taste but not enough to really hurt it. I really enjoyed this beer, I thought it tasted quite similar to Maudite, so if you like Maudite this one is worth checking out. I was already intoxicated by the time I tried this but my tastebuds never die! Aventinus was after two crappy beers so it tasted leven more excellent.

Photo of infi
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a weizen glass.

Beautifully pours a cloudy dark-brown color which releases a fat pale beige head then resides back down to a small cap. Zero lacing upon the glass. Some carbonation can be found towards the bottom end of the glass. No lacing at all. Smell is very fruity in esters - all banana. There's some bready and wheat characteristics and clove oriented in spice alongside the banana quality.

Taste is initially full of a nice wheat breadiness. The banana flavor is incredibly potent here which eases into the nice hints of clove spiciness - all typical of a weizen. There's some caramel amongst all the breadiness and fruit also. Makes for a nice flavor combination. Towards the end is a nice alcoholic kick and short bitterness.

Mouthfeel is nice and creamy with moderate carbonation. There's a substantial feel of the mini bubbles on the palate. Drinkability is dangerously drinkable. Absolutely delicious and smooth with no immediate taste of the 8.2% ABV. Can't have too many of these on a night. But nonetheless, one of the best German brews I've had.

Photo of Hojaminbag
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A body that at its darkest center is brown. As more light passes through (farther from the thickest middle) it becomes more reddish. The very bottom is a dark, rusty orange. Many strands of carbonation bubbles attach to the glass at the bottom. A few yeast particles float around. Big, fluffy, off-white head that has solid staying power. Spotty lacing.

Smells mostly like a heffeweizen. Notes of bannana and a little spicy clove. Just a hint of chocolately malt in the background.

The first thing I notice in the flavor is the last thing I picked up in the smell, which is not normally the case. A sweet chocolately flavor followed immediately by notes of bannana. Following the bannana comes some more rich, mellow chocolate notes. Some sweetness and clove flavors come through at this point, alog with some bubble gum. Aftertaste is a litle bit boozy. A very nice Weizenbock.

Creamy mouthfeel. Almost feels like something you want to chew on.

Very drinkable beer. Refreshing and complex.

Photo of donnebaby
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown purple color for this thick-looking body. Very active in the glass, which seems to keep up the beautiful head of small, even bubbles. Nose is deep and flavorful, tons of bubblegum lined with citrus and some alcoholic plum bombs, mildly sweet and very creamy.

Taste is overshadowed by the soft and bubbly carbonation that fills the mouth and hits the back of the throat. Lightly sweet bubblegum taste, alcoholic watermelon, or peach--nah, watermelon.
The slightest discomfort from alcohol on the throat, but overall highly drinkable and enjoyable. Big flavor and low sweetness, I could imagine myself drinking lots of this. Not heavy, despite the thick-looking appearance and medium to high carbonation.

Photo of sholland119
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky deep crimson with a thin tan head. Very nice.

Lots of dark fruit in the aroma, along with a spicy clove in the background and some sweet malts.

Taste is nicely balanced between spicy and sweet. Some cherry and plum notes with a nice grainy malt. Also some clove in the background throughout. A hint of alcohol as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel is a bit heavy and thick with somewhat heavy carbonation.

This is insanely easy to drink despite the heavy mouthfeel and 8% ABV. Delicious.


Photo of darklordlager
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had been looking to try this one for some time, and finally got the chance. (I had high expectations coming into this)

A-Poured into a Weizen glass, a huge light-tan head erupts (even with a very gentle pour) and it becomes quite obvious that this is a wheat beer. Medium brown in color, appears acorn when held up to the light.

S-While initially there wasn't much here, as it warms some scents of banana, clove, and...cigarette smoke(?) become evident.

T-Lively carbonation with spice and some alcohol initially, which fades into a strong but pleasant banana flavour with some spices towards the back of the tongue...

M-Syrupy, which coats the tongue...

D-If not for the relatively high ABV, it would be highly drinkable...

Great beer, which met if not surpassed my expectations.

Note: The banana flavours fade into the background as it warms, and are replaced with a bold malty taste, with some alcohol.

Photo of birchstick
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - dark brown with a perfect, tan head
S - ripe bananas and smells of wheat, grapes, and malts
T - delicious - tastes of wheat, banana, and a strong grape presence as well.
M - full, creamy, and smooth, with a very mildly dry finish
D - this drinks very well, especially on a fall night. It has been a while since I have had this and it is even better than I remember.

Photo of CaptainIPA
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rusty amber with a thick and creamy, beige-colored head that slowly fades to a rimming of foam.

Aromas of banana, cloves, malt, dark fruits and spice.

Opens with suggestions of prunes and raisins, followed by flavors of banana, cloves, allspice and candied malts. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Hints of peach and vanilla surface before returning to brown sugar and spice. Complex malt character with the soul of a dessert bread. ABV is well concealed. Finishes with a smack of wheat.

Photo of rvdoorn
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this beer from PapaEugene, who brought it from Germany. Thnx! Had this beer in my Westvleteren glass during the first NHL match of the 2009-2010 season (go Montreal!!). The beer pours a medium-brown color with a light brown colored head, that changed into a nice stable lacing.

Smell: very promising, strong sweet fruits (clear banana and some dark fruits), clear malted barley, yeast and some spicy hops. There is something else in it, sweet caramel maybe (or is it butterscotch as mentioned by PapaEugene...).

Taste: Roasted malts and wheats are immediately there, dark fruits (plum??), citrus fruits (orange zest), bit semi spicy hops (much less spicy than in the nose) and not as sweet as expected based on the smell. Fresh wheat taste as well, with some alcohol in the mostly bitter finish

Mouthfeel: High carbonation, I think this beer would be even better with a little bit less.... Medium-bodied. Very drinkable.

Overall: I really like this beer, one of the
best German beers I had until now. Thanks PapaEugene, please bring me some more next time!

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,978 ratings.