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

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BA SCORE
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3,650 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,650
Reviews: 1,989
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 200
Gots: 223 | FT: 5
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)
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Photo of Cubatobaco
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%

A - mercy brown in color, with a steady stream of carbonation around the outside of the glass, 1/4" beige head with a lacing that lingers briefly before sliding down the side of the glass

S - sweet malt initially, wheat, raisins, dark fruit, muted a bit

T - met with an immediate taste of dark fruits (plums and raisins) and sugary sweetness, wheat, hints of clove and potpourri, very delightful

M - mouth coating and complex, effervescent, long finish leaving you wanting more, excellent acidity

O - My second Doppelbock in as many nights and it's amazing how well they are made. It's not fair to compare them to any other beer as it may do them an extreme disservice. Their flavors certainly makes up for were they lack in looks and smell. I have nothing but good things to say for this. If you love beer, then this is a must try.

Cubatobaco, May 21, 2013
Photo of Popsinc
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Deep, dark brown pour with an enormous foamy head. Light hoppy nose with underlying hints of chocolate and plum. Lovely mouthfeel. Flavours of light, unsweetened chocolate, raisin, plum, a hint of banana and a spicey finish including some clove & nutmeg. Of course there is a noticeable alcohol kick on the finish. Very warm beer but yet not heavy. It stays light on the tongue and refreshes and yet is intense and complex in its flavours. A classic in my book.

Popsinc, Jun 03, 2003
Photo of Rijtjeshuis
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

look ~ this one pouts a medium brown with some nice orange high-lights in it. the brew is very opaque. head is large: cream-colored, moussy, and long-lived; it rises to a decent height and falls at an average pace with little lacing. some nice visible carbonation.

smell ~ a really pleasant, strong aroma. the grainbill has some rich melanoidins (prunes, grapes, etc) and wheat. the yeast is filled with spices (cloves, vanilla) and some fruit (banana). A little bit of alcohol. No real hop presence.

taste ~ nicely complex and still light. the melanoidin on the grain-bill comes out a bit stronger on the palate, this is strongly reminiscent of prunes/plums with a bit of grape in mix. It also has some nice grain wheatiness. no darker roasty notes. the yeast flavor is very similar to a hefe (banana/clove/some black pepper on the finish) with some more vanilla in the mix. Overall, it tasted like a milder dunkelweizen with some stronger bock notes. No real hops, a light hint of alcoholic fussels (floral)

feel ~ light body with high carbonation. this lightness dries out the finish and also helps keep the complexity from getting too muddled. A bit of an acidic pinch and alcohol heat on the finish that give an interesting feel with the spiciness.

overall, I really enjoy this brew. I find that this brew is a little more Hefeweizen like than some others of this style. I find it one of those complex-without-being-too-muddled brews that I love because it achieves a great balance.

this one is the grand-daddy of weizenbocks and it richly deserves the title.

Rijtjeshuis, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of newk340
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

A: pours a dark brown with a thick head (nearly 5 fingers!) into a weizen glass with little sediment.

S: strong smell of bananas and cloves with hints of various dark fruits.

T: bananas are very evident but there are touches of raisins and caramel as well.

MF/D: a really smooth beer, not overly carbonated and pleasing to the palate (even though im not a weizen drinker). certainly didnt taste the 8.2%...

newk340, Jul 07, 2010
Photo of Osiris9588
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

A 3oz sample at a tasting at Spagio Wine Cellars in Columbus. It pours a murky amber color tinged with honey toward the bottom.

The aroma is very yeasty and malty, warm and toasty, consisting of orange peel, corriander, and an array of fruits. The taste has a root beer quality, flavored by corriander, cinnamon, brandy, anise, cherry, and blackberry.

The mouth is complex, as the yeast and sugar interact with one another. A great beer.

Osiris9588, Oct 20, 2006
Photo of ADR
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Dark caramel color, medium bubbled thick head that is charged from bottle fermentation. Slightly marmalade and malty aroma. Nice smell...Deep maple, raisins, and spice flavors, fades just about perfectly. Just a touch of wheat acidity. Nice medium body that's not at all sticky. Finishes as diminished spicy and raisiny, not cloying, adding to drinkability. Dang fine brew here.

ADR, Apr 19, 2002
Photo of CloudStrife
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

16.9oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a very cloudy carmel brown with a small white head. Only light makes it through this beer, but still some visible carbonation.

S: Some dark fruity malts, banana, clove and some sweet carmel. Fairly light on the nose, hint of spice. Gets a little burnt aroma as it warms.

T: Very smooth banana and clove that is matched with a roasty chocolate quality. Reminds me of a milkshake with lots of banana. Roasty malt and hints of vanilla as well. Alcohol is almost unnoticeable.

M: Creamy and full mouth with ample carbonation. Very easy drinking. Great yeasty finish.

Overall a phenomenal beer that is top of its class. I'm very impressed with how easy going this beer is. Would love to try a fresh pint in Germany.

CloudStrife, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of WonderfulSam
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Holy crap, this stuff is GOOOD!

Murky, rusty brown brew without a finger of coarse off-white head that stuck around for a little while, but persisted in a thin layer throughout the drinking privelege/experience. The smell is ripe fruit, mild alcohol, a bit of yeast, ripe fruit, and ripe fruit. The flavor unfolds in the mouth in a delightful way, starting with the obvious ripe fruit up front, then opening up to subtle yeast notes, followed by the warmth of alcohol. The wheat provides a great balance to the other bold flavors in this wonderful beer. The mouthfeel is damned nice: pretty smooth, maybe just a touch over-carbonated, but still very nice. The yeasty residue in the mouth is great, and is complimented by the warmth of the alcohol. It's easy to drink, particularly for something so big and bold.

This from a an american beer drinker who grudgingly admits to being a hop-head.

BUY THIS BEER.

Gods bless my wife for grabbing me something I've seen a million times, but never picked up.

WonderfulSam, Dec 09, 2007
Photo of prototypic
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Appearance: It's very cloudy and a dark, toasted brown color. There's an orange hue at the edges and just the slightest bit of light getting through. The head is foamy white and only about a finger and a half deep. Retention was relatively short, but a better than average coat of lace lined the glass.

Smell: Caramel/toffee malts are heavy and sweet up front. Spicy aromas (light clove and pepper) follow. It's a bit fruity and features pleasant apple and pear fragrances. Hops are very light and provide a little balance. Ultimately, it's malty and sweet. Alcohol is not noticeable in the least. That's a positive considering it is a relatively sizeable beer. Light yeasty scent toward the end.

Taste: It's sweet and fruity intially. Apple and pear flavors mix with light dark fruit flavors (light raisin and plum) very well. Caramel/toffee malts add more sweetness and an excellent base. It's more spicy than I anticipated. Clove is the primary spice, but pepper and perhaps ancillary spices are present. Hops are light and provide just enough bitterness and balance. It is slightly yeasty. Alcohol is masked very well as it's not noticeable in taste. This is very tasty and complex.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's light bodied, creeping toward medium. Carbonation is very good. It's smooth and drinkable. Considering it's 8% abv, that's a huge compliment. It's very drinkable and I'm certain to pick up more next time around.

To be honest, I've had limited experiences with this style. To date, they've been good. But, this has truly been a great experience. I'm very pleased Aventinus and have no reservations recommending it. It's worthy of all the accolades it's received. Pick up a bottle next time you see it.

prototypic, Apr 28, 2008
Photo of andjusticeforale
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Out of a pint + purple bottle; poured a dark hazy black-brown with a head with poor retention.

The aroma took a minute or two to settle into a smell of a typical dunkel weizen; wheat smells of banana and well just very traditional, some clove and residual sweetness. No yeast detectible to me, no sediment that I could appreciate.

The initial taste was a toasted wheat and banana and clove, some dried fruit and raisin/plums. The mouthfeel was medium to full, and the big chunky fruity meatiness of the wheat was then offset by two things; first, the alcohol, warming, present, not-unwelcome, finishing like a sip from a snifter of brandy. This coupled with the mouthfeel, a more than-normal carbonation for a wheat beer, with a small bite, made this feel classy. This was simply the thing that distinguished this from just being a big, flat apple juice tasting dunkel.

I read another review and saw a comparison to Victory Moonglow, they are very similar beers in flavor and taste, but the Aventinus has a more refined mineral quality to the water, and more brandy-alcohol-medicinal phenols in the finish. Otherwise, it is true, they are the same animal.
This is worth a try, if for nothing else, to taste a classic and elegant portrayal of the strong dark wheat style.

andjusticeforale, Nov 16, 2005
Photo of BMasi
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

A great beer. Dark, rich and full-bodied. The Deep color is impressive with a fluffy white head that lingers and laces nicely on the glass. The rich dark fruit flavor is not overwhelming but nicely masks the high alcohol and lingers a bit with notes of banana on the after taste.

BMasi, Oct 18, 2009
Photo of HalfFull
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

500 ml. bottle poured into a weizen glass. Pours the murky brown of the Bunratty River, and with an inch of off white head atop. Offers decent retention and keeps a surface cap until the finish.

Yeast on the nose, and complex for a weizen, with banana and some dark malt. A bit of cinnamon like spice and a lightly wafting alcohol sense. Opens up to enhance the yeast notes even further.

Taste is quite clean given the color and smell. A bit of caramel/red malt on the finish combine with notes of banana that are deep yet not sweet in a simple sense. A nice carbonation carries everything through well. A bit of chocolate cherry/dried fruit wraps it all up. Smooth on the feel given the carbonation and a tingle of sweetness that masks the ABV on the tongue. The beer seems to morph as it settles, offering an array of scents and flavors. Ever changing, yet always positive, this beer shares genes with many a style, including Weizens, Bocks and Belgian Darks.

Had on tap previously and found to be overly malty and nondescript. Notably superior from the bottle.

HalfFull, Aug 17, 2009
Photo of randallpink
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

poured from 500ml bottle into wizen

A - pours a nice dark brown colour which passes very little light. very thick, very foamy, three fingers worth of head that dissipates at an average speed.

S - banana and spices are present off the top. there' a hint of clove and dark fruits in there. smell is the only let down here for me.

T - this beer is very nice and has a great number of tastes coming through (much more than i expected from the smell). its surprisingly refreshing off the bat (at least for me) for a darker beer and there is very little if any of the 8.2% of alcohol coming through. you can taste the typical clove and banana which is why i love these beers so much, along with a nice caramel malty flavour as it sits in your mouth. you can defintiely taste some of the dark fruit that i could smell after the pour. i wouldn't call this a summer beer but im definitely enjoying it on a nice summer day with a baguette. more refreshing than your average dark beer.

M - a very creamy taste which goes down extra smooth. medium carbonation which seems a perfect balance to the taste of this bad boy. not too much of a lingering aftertaste but my mouth is defintiely wanting more after each sip.

O - i love wheat beers! i'm usually a bigger fan of the typical hefeweizen, but i do like to try some of the darker wheat beers. after weihenstephaner dunkel, this is the best dark wheat beer ive ever tried. i could enjoy this beer all year round and i can see it pairing great with a steak on the grill. it was hard to keep this one in my glass and as i was so pleasantly surprised by it, I am planning a trip back to the LCBO to buy another few bottles for the weekend. If you like wheat beers or dark beers or any kind of beer of quality...get this beer.

randallpink, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of akorsak
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

A 500 mL bottle served near room temperature.

A: The beer is a deep orange-brown color that had a large head on the initial pour. After the pour subsided, a small white ring remained.

S: The beer has an unmistakable clove aroma, estery with hints of banana.

T: The first flavors to hit are light wheat notes. They soon give way to the weizen esters. They are fruity but reserved, not fully taking control of the beer. As the beer warms on the palate, a slight alcohol burn emerges but it is not that astringent.

M: The hefe weizen aromas combined with the stronger wheat body make this a good tasting beer.

D: The beer is very drinkable, the deceptive abv notwithstanding. The beer combines the enjoyable flavors of a hefe weizen with the strength of a bock, nicely done.

akorsak, Oct 17, 2006
Photo of Boilermaker88
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Presented as pictured. Filled my tall, proud weissbier glass with a hazy, deep brown color topped with a big bubbly beige head that faded quickly into a squirming, writhing, almost living cap kept alive by steady streams of bubbles rising from the depths.

Smell is a wonderful melange of bananas, cloves, brown sugar, caramel, prunes and light alcohol. The alcohol really made itself known after swirling the glass a bit.

Taste: Wow, that's damn good! Starts off with a yeasty, bready flavor followed and some light banana and clove, not as strong as in a Bavarian-style hefeweizen. The taste is sweet and is intensified by the caramel/brown sugar flavor and dried fruits. The alcohol is well hidden. You don't really taste, you just feel it as a faint warming sensation.

Feel is light-to-medium bodied and bubbly. A little too carbonated, maybe. It really wakes up the tongue.

This beer is incredibly drinkable save for the ABV %. I could keep on drinking this but I'd be whacked in short order. That said, this is an excellently crafted beer wholly worthy of the praises sung on its behalf by BA's in countless Forum threads. Add another devotee to the list!

Boilermaker88, Aug 22, 2003
Photo of udu86922
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

A - Pours a nice, dark brown. Poured with a minimal head, but it wasn't a very aggressive pour on my part.

S - Immediately I think of banana when I smell it. It's overwhelmingly fruity, along with a combination of spices that I can't quite pick out.

T - Not a very strong alcohol taste, which is not a bad thing. I do taste banana and clove mainly, along with the multitude of spices that are too complex for me to seperate. Very good tasting beer.

M - The beer is on the sweet side, and you can tell here.

D - Very easy to drink, not too heavy, but it can be deceiving. I could have a couple of these in one sitting, but nothing more than that. Overall, a very good Weizenbock. Will definitely get this again on my next trip to the store.

udu86922, Jul 23, 2009
Photo of buschbeer
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

I poured into a nonic to a mountain of off white to tan head. It is dark amber/burnt orange in color. You could almost call in brown. The aroma is banana, clove, and yeast. The taste is banana, clove ,and other spices. The spices and carbonation tickle my tongue and throat. I can can taste the toffee malt in it as well. This is a very good beer. The alcohol is hidden nicely.

buschbeer, Jun 19, 2010
Photo of blivingston1985
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

This is my go to beer. I love this one. Pours a very explosive hazy brown with an oat colored head. Smells of malts, dark fruits and some banana. There is sediment on the bottom. I always make sure my last pour is like a quarter goblet to get a lot of the sediment mixed with the rest of the beer. So good.Mmmm. The first sip is nice carbonation, clove, banana, and a touch of alcohol. Great mouthfeel.

blivingston1985, Sep 01, 2010
Photo of largadeer
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Appearance: Dark but clear brownish-amber, almost the color of whisky, with a two finger off-white head that eventually recedes to a ring. No lace to speak of.

Smell: Caramelized banana, brown sugar, a bit of spicy clove and chocolate. Damn near the quintessential weizenbock nose.

Taste & mouthfeel: Rich and sweet; flavors of chocolate and banana, caramel, toasted nuts and spice. Smooth on the tongue, soft but ample carbonation from bottle conditioning. Delicious but quite rich and decadent; I don't think I could have more than one of these in a sitting.

largadeer, Apr 01, 2008
Photo of Raven3464
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Appearance: It pours a hazy brown body with a foamy two finger head.

Smell: Clove and wheat aromas are powerful during the initial pour. Banana and darker fruits like plum are noticed more as the beer settles and warms.

Taste: Ripe bananas, sweet malts, cereal, and clove are noticed right away. There is a grassy taste not evident in the smell which shows up nicely with the plum notes a few seconds after the sip. This is very well balanced and the alcohol is well hidden.

Mouth feel: It is medium to full bodied with a good carbonation punch. The beer is very refreshing and incredibly easy to drink for a brew with an ABV over eight percent.

Overall: I do not drink this style often to be honest but this was a great experience. The complexity and balance of this beer is incredible and I hope to have it again.

Raven3464, Nov 23, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Chunky, rye head with staying power...almost lumpy. Hazy Dunkel-ish body has a dark mahogany tone to it. Quite rustic - looks viscous and dangerous.

Aroma is very clean...almost like a powerful Hefe, but with a bit more residual sugar and alcohol. Thick and sweet with carmelized ginger and esters of yeast and coriander.

Exceedingly refreshing for style. Clean, pure wheat notes with powerful molasses and rye bread backbone. Sort of like drinking a ginger snap (is that where that cookie thing came from?!). Tingle from carbonation works wonders to keep this from being heavy. Powerful yet balanced.

Mouthfeel is very powerful. Well-balanced with a full-bodied start and finish that brings out the wheat in spades. No style drift here. Still, very crisp and clean considering the huge flavor profile.

This packs a wallop with such bountiful taste but still is quite drinkable. Awesome, maybe quintessential style example - very clean.

IBUnit63, Jun 23, 2008
Photo of Gasp100
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

A - Deep, dark forboding mahogany and very cloudy with a wispy off white head that leaves minimal lacing after dissipating from a huge white plume of foam.
S - Ripe dark fruit, dark cherry, alcohol, plum, citrus... wait, is this a Belgian Dubbel or Quad?
T - Dark fruity malt meets Hefe wheat.... no other style of beer tastes like this and this is the perfect example of what a Weizenbock should be. Toffee, chocolate, dates, figs, slight acidic and astringent citrus notes as well.
M - Big, full, smooth and very light at the same time.
D - At 8.2% the alcohol is warming but extremely well-hidden and this just begs to be enjoyed over and over... dangerous.
This is my favorite Weizenbock hands down with only Victory Moonglow even coming remotely close to this in flavor and body. This is on my top 10 (maybe 5) all time best brews ever. Timeless.

Gasp100, Nov 15, 2006
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4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

This beer poured a dark brown, with a fizzy tan head. Aromas were malt, caramel, smoke, grapefruit. There were many flavors, truly a complex beer! Malt, caramel, cherry, chocolate, orange, grapefruit, peach, clove, cinnamon, and sugar. 8%ABV is well hidden. The mouthfeel was smooth and light, with mild carbonation. The finish was smooth, with malt sweetness predominant.

I can see why this is on the Top 50 list; it's got that perfect combination of well-blended, yet complex flavors. Prosit!

WaltTrombone, Dec 11, 2003
Photo of cleeze
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

I've been sitting on this brew for a quick minute, thought it was time to crack her open!
It poured a beautiful dark amberish brown color with a nice foamy off-white head with decent lacing.

Smell was malty overall. Also picked up on some great citrus as well as a little bannana in the mix as well. My nose picked up on a hint of alcohol as well.

YUMMY YUMMY in my TUMMMY! Again sweet malts up front. Such complexity in this brew. Also a great blend of citrusy goodness with some bannana. Alcohol has a great warming effect.

cleeze, Dec 23, 2008
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4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright reddish brown color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of wheat, caramelized malts, some fruit, some spice and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is very well-balanced with bready flavors of wheat and yeast up front. Then there are sweet flavors of bananas, caramel and dark fruit that quickly follow. The malt character is hearty and the hops presence is mild but both seem to work very well in this beer. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty and very flavorful, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, excellent representation of style, this is a style that is difficult for me to figure out because I find such diversity in the beers that I've had in it, but this beer is definitely one of the best Weizenbocks I've had. This is a very good beer to drink for a long time.

TheManiacalOne, Apr 09, 2009
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,650 ratings.