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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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3,619 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,619
Reviews: 1,984
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 201
Gots: 212 | FT: 6
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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akorsak

Pennsylvania

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.

10-17-2006 02:52:51 | More by akorsak
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Boilermaker88

California

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!

08-22-2003 04:34:39 | More by Boilermaker88
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udu86922

Missouri

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.

07-23-2009 22:26:52 | More by udu86922
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buschbeer

Ohio

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.

06-19-2010 00:33:08 | More by buschbeer
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blivingston1985

North Carolina

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.

09-01-2010 18:22:07 | More by blivingston1985
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largadeer

California

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.

04-01-2008 01:30:28 | More by largadeer
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Raven3464

Japan

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.

11-23-2012 13:42:27 | More by Raven3464
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IBUnit63

Massachusetts

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.

06-23-2008 09:22:28 | More by IBUnit63
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Gasp100

Delaware

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.

11-15-2006 18:53:35 | More by Gasp100
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WaltTrombone

New York

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!

12-11-2003 16:03:51 | More by WaltTrombone
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cleeze

Maine

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.

12-23-2008 14:14:59 | More by cleeze
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

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.

04-09-2009 05:26:41 | More by TheManiacalOne
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

16.9oz bottle obtained via trade with LuckySevens82. Thanks for the opportunity... Comes in commemorative bag noting events in 1999, and with descriptive hangtag.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" eggshell head above the dark brownish-amber brew. Head is relatively resilient, and lacing is minimal, both of which are acceptable to me with an aged product. Aroma is of caramel malts, with light tinges of dark fruits and hops character. Taste is initially of biscuity malt, fading into the minimal fruit and hops notes as hinted in the nose. No hint of relatively high alcohol content here. Mouthfeel is silky smooth and drinkability excellent as well. Worth searching for.

12-14-2004 01:50:54 | More by ppoitras
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

500 mL purple-and-gold-labelled bottle. I've never had a Schneider & Sohn beer I didn't like, so I've been anticipating this one for a while.

Pours a muddy brown colour with some amber-copper highlights. Solid two fingers of creamy off-white head on top, retaining quite a while and leaving behind copious quantities of lacing on the sides as it gradually dies down to a half-finger cap. Lots of banana in the aroma, probably more than any wheat beer I've had previously. Plenty of yeast, wheat malt and clove in the nose, as well as some raisins and plums.

I honestly wasn't sure what to think when I took a sip of this; I knew I liked it but there was just too many different things on the palate to pinpoint anything specific. Giving it a little more thought, the usual sweet-ish wheat malt, yeast and banana flavours are pretty dominant, but there is a lot of dark fruit character as well (raisins, plums, figs and dark cherry come to mind). Some chocolate and molasses underneath this, with plenty of spicy clove goodness. Earthy toward the finish, where the ethanol heat becomes noticeable, but works with rather than against the other flavours to give it a drying finish. Not particularly heavy for a beer of its abv; I'd call it medium-bodied. Reasonably mild carbonation gives it a light bite, with a silky-smooth mouthfeel much like their flagship hefe.

This is just amazing stuff. Tons of variety, both in the aroma and flavour, together with an unbeatably smooth feel make this one of the most satisfying brews I've ever had. I think I would still prefer the much lighter Schneider-Weisse on most occasions - but the alcohol in this stuff is well-hidden, which makes it much more suited as a slow winter sipper (EDIT: and slow is not an exaggeration - I am still drinking this an hour after finishing the review!) I will definitely purchase this again at some point.

10-29-2011 04:29:44 | More by thehyperduck
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WHROO

Australia

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

A: Dark cloudy brownish-red. Off white average head...with some lacing
S: Very fruity - dark fruits / plums / raison / little clove / nutty / banana
T: Much of the same as smell...lots of dark fruits...also spices. Very complex & full bodied, & smoooth - loved it...Alcohol a little evident. Dryish finish
m: Found it to be a little moussey, beautfiul & soft...although a medium mouthfeel
D: Impressive, dry enough to keep me going back, & my palate loves the complexity. One of the smoothest mousseist beers I have tasted.

10-17-2008 01:13:28 | More by WHROO
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vkv822

Oregon

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

500ml bottle into weizen glass.

Pours a slightly hazy, caramel brown with a fluffy, off white head and quickly rising carbonation.

The aroma has a lot of wheat and banana, with some sweet, cocoa malts. There are faint clove notes.

There are clove and spice upfront, followed by a blend of sweet bananas, faint cocoa and

The mouthfeel is full and silky, with a good level of carbonation. Really very nice.

One of my favorite German beers I have had so far. Goes done super easy, especially when considering the ABV. It gives a nice array of flavors, but doesn't feel overdone in any way.

05-24-2011 01:51:16 | More by vkv822
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JanM

Sweden

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Aventinus is the name of a Swedish based multi-lingual drug term data base at Gothenburg University (http://www.spraakbanken.gu.se/av/index.html). It's probably a coincidence but this fine beer gives a pleasant alco-kick. More likely, the name is taken from the Roman hillock Mons Aventinus. It was orginally a workers residential area but was quickly gentrified and filled with villas, baths, and temples (the most famous being the one devoted to Diana, the godess of nature).In the middle ages the hill was apppropriated by monastic establishments, and they are still there. Enough of that. It's a beer review. Aventinus the Beer rules the Weizenstarkbiers. The foam, the sweet smell, the distinct taste of wheat and hops. But the guy on the label looks like Martin Luther.

08-24-2005 16:25:57 | More by JanM
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Pours with a three-finger light tan head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Almost cloudy dark amber color, ton of yeast in bottom of bottle. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Caramel nose. Flavor is sweet yeasty caramel, clean finish. Cellars well, brewed 2004. $6.75 for a 500ml bottle from a Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, ME.

01-19-2009 23:49:12 | More by jdhilt
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PDXHops

South Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Growler poured into a weizen glass. A hazy handsome color somewhere between dark honey and light molasses. A fizzy head becomes nothing but a ring and a skim in no time and yields no lacing, although an upward cascade of carbonation constantly brings new bubbles to the top.

The dominant aromas are ripe and overripe fruits- bananas, apples, pears, peaches, plums. Right behind are gentle caramel and brown sugar. A hint of cloves and a dusting of cocoa. The kind of beer you don't mind smelling for a while before you finally dive in.

Lively and prickly with carbonation, yet silky smooth at the same time. Bubblegum transitions to juicy citrus, which ushers in assorted baked fruits. Add a dash of cloves and the mix brings to mind a nice cobbler. Banana bread, rumcake, warming alcohol in the finish. Wonderfully complex. If you're looking for a measuring stick for the weizenbock style, this would be a good place to start. Great beer.

07-16-2011 18:09:32 | More by PDXHops
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strimpf

Florida

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Poured a cloudy, chocolatey brown with a small head, about one finger thick, that dissipated quickly.

The nose contains some yet unidentifiable spice notes with a hint of red grapes and toasted malt

Starts with a light, somewhat fruitiness and the feel is quite remarkable. Fuller than I expected with the carbonation lingering on the tongue for an extended period.

The finish is much richer with toasted malt, spice and fruit notes.

I am not really familiar with Wiezenbock but I may have just had one of the best of the style I am likely to have. Try it if you get the chance.

07-26-2008 01:36:22 | More by strimpf
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cvstrickland

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

2004 limited-edition bottling, enjoyed 2008.

Handsome, purple-and-gold labeled 500 ml bottle swaddled in purple-printed white paper and a purple cordon, poured into a weizen glass yields a hazy brown-copper body alive with rivulets of active carbonation supporting a fat three-finger crown of dense pale tan foam with big rocky bubbles on top. There is quite a bit of chunky sediment in suspension, and the head settles very slowly, leaving short-lived webby lacing on the glass.

From the get-go, this beer smells great! Toasty wheat, banana and clove, as one might expect, lead the way, but the nice surprise is a rich winey chocolate element that really stands out.

The taste is very similar to the smell, with rich layers of caramel and chocolate, ripe red apple sweetness and a somewhat nutty finish. A bit of earthy dryness goes to work in the aftertaste, trying to get a handle on the sticky banana-infused malty syrup that clings to the palate.

The nicely carbonated and full-bodied, silky character makes this one very drinkable and refreshing.

09-29-2008 23:42:57 | More by cvstrickland
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bigluch1

Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

A: Dark Amber in color with an off-white head that lasts for a few minutes. This beer is also cloudy, you can't see from one side to the other.

S: Sweet, with a hint of fruits, spice, cloves, and caremel.

T: Relatively sweet with the presence of fruit and spices, very complex taste. Alcohol is masked very well with the sweetness and complexity of the beer.

M: Relatively Thick and meaty. Has good substance to it, but not as much as a stout.

D: Smooth, goes down well and finishes clean. I could have one right after the other.

03-03-2008 02:50:43 | More by bigluch1
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

This was one of my very favorite beers for years, reviewing it after having it for the first time in quite a while. To me, this is the benchmark of the style. It's a dark brown, cloudy beer with thin lacing, decent head. Smell is all ripe fruits, malty notes, and spices, with a whiff of booze in there too.

Spicy, dark flavor, nicely malty, somewhat sweet. Booze is noticeable but not overpowering. Nicely yeasty, the banana/clove taste of lighter wheat beers is in here as well.

Good carbonation. Full mouthfeel, somewhat creamy, very pleasing. Booze in the finish gives some warmth.

Like I said, this is the best and most complex example of this style that I have tried and the one that measure all others against. Simply classic, very complex, very enjoyable to drink.

09-20-2011 15:21:40 | More by tobelerone
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Brianmerrilyn

New York

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

This beauty was my only bottle selection for the evenings tasting and I was far from dissapointed, other than being given a pint glass to pour this fine creation into.

A: Poured a murky dark brown with crimson accents, a one finger head, excellent lacing and fine retention. Head retianed a full cap for half of the glass.

S: Sweet malts and estery accents(cherrys and prunes and then bananas). A mature aging aroma which sublte wheat/grass undertones. If I'm not mistaken, there could have been a coco element.

T: Yeasty wheat, a fully bready persona. Fruits(pear/apples) came in second that added to mild spice swirling around. I deteted some fresh grapes within that adds to the sea of flavors(honey/vanilla) for this complex masterpiece.

M: Thick, chewy, creamy and full of well balanced carbonation.

D: A true delight after some disappointing tasting prior. The ABV comes in during the second and third tastes, which I fould very impessive and enjoyable.

07-16-2008 12:21:50 | More by Brianmerrilyn
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demcorhip

Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

An excellent beer, it totally blew me away last year when i first tried it. Decided to treat myself to another last night. A beer that deserves all its praises.

Appearance
Pours a deep, clear, colour, almost as dark as mahogony. A one finger pale tan head formed on the pour. The mildly carbonated brew produced a very thin collar of lacings.

Aroma
Rich aromas of wheat and barley malts. Nutty whole wheat, hints of banana, toffee, and the rich aromas of dark fruits, dates prunes, raisins, all overtop of a hint of cocao. A mild grassiness from the hops is also evident.

Taste
Much like the nose, a rich whole wheat, nutty, banana bread with dark fruits incuded as above, with a touch of cocao powder thrown in for even more richness and complexity. The mild hops add an additional layer of flavour to this rich brew with their mild, understated grassy and decaying leaf character.

Mouthfeel
A rich, smooth, almost creamy brew, loaded with wheat and barley malt. Well balanced according to style, with a pleasing hop accent at the finish. This medium to full bodied brew gave some alcohol warmth as it was savoured.

Drinkabilty
An excellent, decadent sipper. Great for a winter night, or to sustain onself throughout lent. Also a truely great example of a wheat beer, and how wheat beers can be as rich and full in flavour as any all barley brews. Best wheat beer I've had the pleasure of enjoying yet. Highly recommended.

02-24-2007 14:52:18 | More by demcorhip
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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