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

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Ratings: 3,935
Reviews: 2,038
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 249
Gots: 336 | FT: 7
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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

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

16.9oz bottle

Pours a dark chestnut brown wiith a fluffy tan head that thins, but maintains. Mild lacing on the glass.

Rich bready and yeasty aroma with a complimentary nuttiness. Slight notes of sweet maltiness appear here and there.

Big yeasty and bready flavors upfront leading into a sweet malty flavor with a light toasted nuttiness. Finishes with a lingering and pleasing breadiness.

Full body, big carbonation

This is an excellent weizenbock and a perfect example of the style. It's a sheer pleasure to drink, but not a session beer by any means.

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

Even though the bartender did her best on the pour the head on this beer was HUGE. 1/2 foam 1/2 brew. 1/2 off-white, almost beige, 1/2 deep red, a good looking beer sans the head. Smelled heavy spices (cinnamon, choriander) and a small amount of malt. The taste was very unexpected (I've never had a Weizenbock) and delicious. Small hints of orange, vanilla, and cinnamon followed through with a chocolate malt. All the flavors had combined very nicely. The mouthfeel was tangy, smooth and light. I'd love to have this again.

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Light brown to dark amber color, clear with a big fluffy off-white head.

S: Wheat, bread dough, honey, toffee, vanilla, molasses, raisins, prunes, and more fruity esters with a rich roasted malt base.

T: Dark bread with bananas, toffee, light molasses, raisins, wheat and a firm base of roasted malt. A hint of spice in the sweet finish.

M: Smooth, creamy medium body with prickly light carbonation and a mild alcohol warmth.

D: Very balanced for style and loaded with rich, complex flavors. A pleasing beer for a person who enjoys a full flavor. A classic for the style! Drink slowly to enjoy all this has to offer.

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

This is massive beer by every measure, especially taste, smell, mouthfeel, alcohol content. The color is deep brown, almost beginning to redden with sparkling carbonation. The offwhite head was small and dissipated quickly and no lace ever formed. The smell is smoky and clove-spicy with dark fruity aromas. The higher than average alcohol is detectable in the nose. The taste is complex and multilayered with deep wheaty malts and bready notes followed by sharp spicy phenols with significant tart character. The mouthfeel is warming from the alcohol to be sure and very carbonated and crisp, almost sharp. The finish is long and not solventy, but a bit hot. This is very drinkable, in spite of its high alcohol content. A superb beer.

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

2007 bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottle opened and reviewed on 03/18/10.

A: Pours a cloudy, hazy, light amber orange body under a perfect finger of head that actually does not lace at all.

S: Pungent dark fruit, strong yeast, and bushels of wheat. Upon more smelling roasted grains and chocolate malts show up, some apricots as well. This is a full, beautiful nose.

T: The initial flavor is platter of dark fruits and nuts dripping with sweet nectar and honey. Apricot, dates, very ripe bananas, something like pecans (maybe even hazelnuts?) and light cloves grace the palate up front. Move back through the taste experience and you will find rich yeast-laced wheat and malt, the essence of a lighter body red wine, sweet chocolate and cherries. Sweet when it needs to be, but not fake or syrupy. A slight metallic aftertaste is this fine brew's only (and slight) blemish. This might be due to the age of this bottle as well.

M: Literally sticky in my mouth and the back of the throat. Otherwise not a heavy bodied beer, which is interesting to me, I have never felt that combination before. Still very carbonated and maybe even a bit to much so, surprising to me after 3 years.

D: Beautifully drinkable. Nothing more to say!

Overall: What an incredible beer, it has aged quite well over the last 3 years. I regret not thinking ahead and drinking this side by side with a fresh vintage. Thanks to beandip for sending this, it was a treat.

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

Appearance: hazy dark copper in color with a decent 1" head. Some soft lacing develops.

Smell: the aroma is of strong yeast, caramel, and spice.

Taste: the flavor components are of caramel, alcohol, hints of banana, ripe red fruits, strong yeast, and spice. Bitterness levels were lower than expected.

Mouthfeel: mildly crisp at the start. The finish is smooth and the yeast and alcohol lingers long on the tongue.

Drinkability: I found this to be extremely drinkable even though the alcohol levels are clearly detectable. Great brew.

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

At first glance, it can be said that it has the exact tone of apple cider. The head is extremely uniform, sticking together to create a thin but consistent layer on the surface. Also, it has to be noted that there is a coat of yeast on the bottom as well as very tiny chunks floating around in the beer, something typical for a bottle fermenting beer.

The smell is good and has an array of flavors; it's obvious that this is a very complex drink. A starchy plantain scent is identifiable but everything else is as hazy as the color of the beer to me.

The creamy texture held my tongue a prisoner - and I had no issues with that. Caramel, fruits (citrus and a hint of grapes), cloves, and the wheat found in Belgian styles turned slid into my stomach with glee. And to top it off, although it's not that heavy, it's weighted and it definitely hits you where you want it to.

Overall, this beer was really good. The taste is extremely unwavering, which makes this a very approachable drink for almost anyone. Most importantly, it's not extreme in any sense of the word.

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

A- Poured into an eventinus weizen glass leaving a rather unimpressive 1 finger head that slowly recedes into a cap with minimal lacing. The body is a nice brown with ample yeast sediment.

S- Very nice clove banana maltiness with just a suggestion of light alcohol leading me to believe that this is going to be a large beer. Deep down I detect a fresh green apple with a light pepperiness. Nice.

T- Initial thought is that the alcohol is well hidden but does have a nice warming on the way down. I get notes of banana, clove, a touch of cocoa, with a finish on the sweet side. Banana split kind of comes to mind here. After a very long.. sweet finish I gather some very intense pepper which I enjoy thoroughly.

M- Mouthfeel is big warming with just a nice scrubbing bubbles of light carbonation. The finish is nice.

D- Other than the warming, the alcohol is hidden well. I wouldn't call it sessionable but I could see this linking up very well with some German food. I will revisit this is the future as I don't think it really lived up to what it can be.

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

It's always a good way to end a day... to dive into this one. A look that is prototypical of a dark wheat (dark mohogany and clearly hazy!?), but after that, it's nearly perfect. Aromas are that of a light barleywine with bubblegum (juicy fruit) and esters (banannas and cloves). The flavors are intensely similar. Bigger and bolder sweetness than expected in wheat beers but complex and bold nonetheless. More akin to and Urbock. So is the body, texture, and mouthfeel. Wheat-like malty/bready flavors show nicely from nose to finish. Sweet and malty in the finish and with a fruity, warming aftertaste. One of the best beers out there.

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

Pours a nice chesnutty copper color with a Volcanous, fizzy light beige head. Aroma is warm and inviting. Clove, roasty wheat, banana and other dark fruit and a little bit acrid or lactic smelling. Estery, spicy attack mixed with some sweet malt and dark fruit notes and finishes off with some alcohol warmth and some winey esters. Very nice weizenbock. Quite possibly the best in the world.

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

Here is beer in a purple-label bottle. Last time I had one of those, I ended up with a mouth full of berries. Not this time.

The Aventinus pours with little carbonation and a very slight head. It has a beautiful cloudy mahogany coloring. I would say it looks "dirty-red"

A yeasty smell rises up from this beer with aromas of cherry, honey and apple cider.

There are major flavors of apple and honey in this beer. Also, a slighly bitter aftertaste arises, yet is is nice, like a licorice almost.

It feels fizzy and frothy. Definately a heady drink, full of body. Packs almost too much of a punch.

I love the angle here, but there is something going on with the aftertaste. It leaves a minute sourness which does not detract from the overall impact of the beer, just my desire to have another.

Photo of beergod1
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber Hue with glowing brown and orange highlights. this one pours with a Huge fluffy head about three or more inches tall and off white. powerful aroma with lots of complex layers consisting of yeast and extremely fruity, and slightly spiced. banana, clove, a little raisin and some apricot are all in there. now thats wheat beer. Extremely smooth palate with lots of caramel and slightly sticky. strong banana and clove flavors with a nice spicy finish with just a touch of alcohol. This one makes me moan.

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

2003 vintage

A: pours dark murky amber with gorgeous fluffy head

S: banana and caramel malts with some slight yeast aromas

T: mmmm, my favorite weizenbock. roasted caramel malts and banana along with spice and dark fruits.

M: I love this one because of the thickness and velvety feel across the tongue, perfectly carbonated and rounded

D: I can drink this style throughout the day, great beer!

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

Nice dark red/purple color with a fair amount of fizzy tan head. Smell is some wacky combination of licorice, orange, lemon, pepto bismol, cinnamon, and pepper. More licorice and pepper in the taste, but cloves is definitely the spice that starts to come out strongest as the beer wears on. Very drinkable and interesting. I'm fairly new to this style but I enjoy this one.

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

*2003 vintage*

Found a bottle of this at Julio's on sale for $8.99 per. Figured I would give it a try, after looking it up I was quite pleased with my purchase. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a deep, dark nut brown mahongany colour with a light, fluffy one finger head that faded to leave no lacing whatsoever.

S - Wow, just lovely. Great dark fruit aromas, mostly raisins and super sweet malts. Not getting much yeast aromas at all, just dark fruits and that sticky sweet malt.

T - Very similar to the nose. Theres that nice sweet malts upfront with those delicious dark fruit tastes, dominated by a raisin flavour. The alcohol is still present in this, which is fine. That sweetness is almost cloy, but not there yet.

M - Nice mouthfeel, low carbonation thanks to the lengthy aging process of this. Its almost syrupy due to how sweet it is. This has become a dessert!

D - This is quite delicious and I'd love to have this again.Would love to try this with 10 years on it. Stuff is delicious really but a definate sipper. Tasty, great aroma, definate must try.

Photo of Fish113d
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Upon listening to my buddy Sulldaddy tell me over and over again that this is his favorite brew, I finally broke down and bought a bottle.

Pouring it into my goblet, it poured a dark brown w/ hints of reds in there as well. It left a very fizzy head that quickly jumped over the rim of my glass, but just as quickly fizzled to absolute nothingness in my glass. Smelling it, I first got a sense of soy sauce from a foot or so away, but when really getting my nose into it, I got lots of brown malty tones, not as much as I would hope from a Weizen, but nice overall. I also got the smell of some nuts, fruit (raisins maybe) or some rasberries w/ chocolate.

Tasting it, I first thought it was very malty and deep in flavor w/ plums and citrus flavors. However, as I took a few more sips I felt it tasted more like bitter rasberry chocolate. As I swallowed it, I got the slight taste of a clove cigarette that spiced it up a bit (nice touch).

Pretty light in body, it drank rather easily and the taste helped that happen. It was a nice crisp beer even at room temp, with nice carbonation that tickled my tongue. It also left a nice aftertaste as I said before.

Drinkable??? As Stone Cold once said..."OH, HELL YEAH!!!!"

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

Served at cellar temp and poured into my Tripel Karmeliet glass.

Appearance is good. Dark purple colored brew that's hard to see through, although can if you look hard enough. Fast carbonation bubbles rise to the large thick pearl white head. After the brew settles for a bit, the head dies down to a very thin soapy film.

Smell is very good. Deep aroma of fresh wheat and sweet candied malts. Bubblegum and banana.

Taste is very good. Very much like the smell; banana and bubblegum with sugary malts. Frosted min-wheats cereal. Aftertaste is yellow-apple and pear-like. Very complex for the style.

Mouthfeel is good. Spicy on the palate. Medium to light body. Finishes tingly with a small burn. Slightly over-carbonated.

Drinkability is good. Another one or two would be ok before the carbonation took it's toll on my palate.

Overall: A classic example of the style and a brew I admittedly over-look when searching for a sweet rich brew. After this time around i don't see that happening again. Recommended

Photo of gtn80
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a weissbier glass.

Appearance is a murky brown with a big, fluffly white head.

Smell is amazing. Dark, deep malts. Tons of wheat, bit of fruitiness.

Taste is dark, fruity malts up front. Bit of banana, lots of spiciness. Absolutely no bitterness, just sweet, wheaty goodness.

Mouthfeel is highly carbonated, but still pretty thick and viscous.

Drinkability is great, amazingly solid for a beer at around 8% alcohol.

Photo of clayrock81
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this brew into a large weizen glass and it poured out slowly and appeared syrup-colored brown w/ very little head but a lot of carbonation. One whiff is overpowering with a malty slant but with citrus and spicey/yeasty overtones. There is a very hoppy bite when it first hits your tongue, but it is somewhat thin-bodies and balanced out w/ a touch of peppery spices, a nice part sweet/dark malts and some citrus fruit and a yeastiness to boot - overall a very smooth beer. Only the high ABV (the alcohol is hidden well) limit this from a session beer.

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

500 ml bottle, no date
Aroma: The banana smell of Weihenstephan yeast with the slightest hint of alcohol.
Appearance: A dark, clear brown beer with a fine head of white that stays long into the beer.
Flavor: Again, the primary taste is the Weihenstephan banana like yeast that fades into a rich, dark wheat malt aftertaste. A very rich tasting beer with a loooong aftertaste. Even my burps have that banana aroma (sorry, but they do). No real sign of the alcohol that was hinted at in the nose.
Mouthfeel: The carbonation holds long into the beer. Some warming late into the beer, it is 8% after all.
Overall: Very enjoyable example of the variety the reinheitsgebot purity law can offer. A well made, dark, rich beer that satisfies. You could drink more than one, but one scratched my beer itch. Highly recommended.

Photo of larryi86
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle poured into a weizen glass

A- A clear brown with a ruby red tint and a small tan head.

S- Dark fruits, wheat, cloves, caramel malts.

T- Dark fruits, wheat, cloves, touch of citrus in the finish, some earthy spiciness.

M- Creamy, medium to full body.

O- A solid beer worth trying, flavor could be bigger. ABV is well hidden. I liked their Eisbock more.

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

Pours a cola color with orange peekoo highlights. Pretty quick head, but good bubbling. Nice ring o' foam. Wheaty bananas and cloves mixed with some faint caramel malts and a little bubblgum. Some light sugar water drizzled over soe cooked bananas and hot breakfast cereal, mad mostly of wheat. Lots of cloves with maybe a few pruins. The alcohol adds to the fruity flavors of this beer, but cuts some of the yeasty flavors away. The alcohol also adds a nice long warming linger to the flavor and palate. Would almost taste and feel sessionble until the beer warms up. But the alcohol is no overwhelming in the least.

Photo of mnj21655
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL bottle

Pours a murky dark ruby brown in color (though it can be as light as a dark amber depending upon the point in the glass) with about two fingers of moussy, long-lasting light tan head. Aroma is quite complex and very intriguing. There is lots of bready malt, spicy clove and vanilla phenols, lots of dark fruit esters, some banana-like esters and a touch of perfume-like (roses) alcohol. Taste is much like the aroma. Lots of bready malt, some melanoidins, and a soft wheat undertone. There may be a good bit of malt character here (both wheat and barley) but the focus is the yeast character. The dark fruit esters (think plums, prunes and maybe raisins) are a bit more restrained in the flavor than the aroma but still present. The phenols range from clove to indistinct spicyness to hints of vanilla. The esters that are a bit more prominent are those classic to weissbiers: banana with just a mere hint of bubblegum. Alcohol is again present but it again lends a pleasant flavor component without being overwhelming. Mouthfeel is pretty good, body is a bit on the light side at only medium and carbonation is moderate. Alcohol is noticeable but its presence adds to the depth of flavor and isn't at all hot or solventy. Drinkability is pretty darn good. This brew is complex but nicely balanced and fairly nuanced.

Photo of AJacob81
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2003 Vintage, consumed at Bavarian Lodge with my wife in observance of our seventh anniversary.

A - Pours hazy, dark straw in color. Good carbonation after seven years in the bottle. Outstanding lacing and retention of an initial 2-finger rocky off-white head.

S - Lovely aroma of toffee, rum-soaked raisins, and a hint of freshly baked sourdough bread, some clove and anise as well. The bouquet is strong, and very inviting.

T - Very mellow, smooth wheat malt carries, with strong supporting turns from the toffee, rum, and dark fruits present in the nose. I wonder how this all balances when fresh. This is a prime advertisement for aging beer, however.

M and D - Again smooth is the operative term here, medium body with just enough carbonation, finishes dry and a little sweet. Just a great beer to drink, the alcohol is well hidden, but still warms nicely.

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

2004
8.0% alc./vol.

Appearance – great ruby/orange body with rushing carbonation ; frothy off-white head with good staying power; minimal lace

Smell – banana; spice; yeast; caramel apple

Taste – banana and spice and some alcohol was nice; pleasantly malty for most of the ride; dominant yeast and malt close with a very light dose of bitterness; yeast and some tartness/sourness in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel & Drinkability – smooth moderate body to open; modest bridge; crisp, satisfying end

I’ve had only a few weizenbocks but this is certainly an expansion of my senses.

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,935 ratings.