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

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3,490 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,490
Reviews: 1,978
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 181
Gots: 174 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

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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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from the Davis Co-Op. Revisiting this beer after a long hiatus. Pours a gold to brown with a strong, tall light brown head. purple hues. Smells of banana, cherries, wheat, malt and yeast. Flavor is nice and banana-y, with a wheaty tang and a little hop bitterness mixing with a dry barley-malt. A bit over-dry and metallic on the finish, but this doesn't hurt the beer much. Medium to full bodied. Drinks excellently, a top quality dopplebock.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2009 22:20:03 | More by aforbes10
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours a nice dark tan to light brown. I poured it into a weizen glass and it's much lighter at the bottom where the light can come through. It has a nice thick frothy head of very small bubbles that is very alive and plenty of carbonation coming off the bottom of the glass.

It smells beautiful. It definitely has that nice sweet wheat smell but with a little darker plum scents as well.

The beer tastes incredibly smooth and has an exceptional roasted malt backbone with a nice warming alcohol ending.

Very drinkable and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2010 02:22:56 | More by tchenery
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L- Poured into a tulip glass. Dark brown body with an off white/beige thick lasting about 2 minutes followed up by a thin lace.

S- Malt, raisin, overtaken by banana.

T- At first, hints of bubble gum, cloves, tang, and lighter fruits. Ends with a banana bread aftertaste.

M- Medium to full body with active carbonation.

O- Exceptional beer. First time to try it and definitely will not be my last. Highly recommend if you are a wheat beer fan.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 20:47:25 | More by cloeren13
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber in color. There is an excellent head to this beer, the best I've seen in so long. Big and beefy and would hang on to the end if you didn't drink it. Very pleasing.

Rich scents of banana bread blast up from the glass. Very sweet with just the right alcohol uppercut.

Taste and Mouthfeel:
It's nice and smooth and paints your mouth with the banana bread taste I smelled from the pour. There's a weird and welcomed tropical fruit note that kind of undulates amongst the banana bread flavors. The alcohol sting has disappeared for the most part but there's still a little kick in the fore.

I was expecting this to drink a little heavier but I was pleasantly shocked. The beer is very tasty and pretty refreshing, but with an 8% ABV this could easily become a danger beer.

Bottom Line:
A very interesting and delicious beer. A fine addition to any German beer fans repetoir.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2006 00:19:55 | More by Grundle20
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

0.5l bottle poured in a my Weihenstephaner Weizen glass.

Delicious beer. Simple like that. The delicacy of a Weissbier, the power of a good bock with a fruity and spicy bouquet.

A: Cloudy brown color with a creamy and persistent head. High carbonation. Dirty as a typical Weissbier (looks like thin wheat in the bottom of the bottle)
S: Pure pleasure. Very fruity and spicy. German yeasts and caramel malts are relevant. Less banana flavors than a traditional Weiss.
T: Good as expected. German yeasts and malt are again, relevant. Toffee and very light liquor upfront taste. Not bitter at all (only perfume hops could be felt). Balanced sweet.
M: Heavy and creamy body. Good carbonation, balanced sweet in the beginning and very low bitterness in the end.
D: High. Alcohol is almost imperceptible despite the 8.2 ABV. High quality German beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2010 22:11:08 | More by eduardolinhalis
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with slight orange tinges.
The head is insane, however, it does not stay around for too long.
Smells of dark malts, caramel and alcohol, there are some winey hints to the nose as well.
The taste is amazing, sweet, a little malty and smooth, wow, this is just excellent. There are also many spices, it seems like nutmeg, maybe cinnamon.
This is just one great beer, it's not something I could drink every night, but on cold nights and well whenever really, this very much hits the spot
Overall, this is just a tasty beer, I will definitely return to this from time to time.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2004 01:38:29 | More by LuckySevens82
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled the 11th day of 2008, consumed 5th of Oct 2009.

Hard pour with modest amount of head, dissipating to a respectable ring of lace. Color is a medium mahogany-brown.
Sweet to the nose; roasted malt, dried dark fruit such as date and raisin, with a bit of hops creeping through the malt.
Toasted malt, astringent yeast, dark sugar/molasses, fruit such as date, . Flavor not as sweet as the nose, a bit more hop bitterness with a slight sourness from the yeast. More going on here than meets the nose (and initial taste).
Full-bodied, well-rounded, dry finish.
My local bottle shop has a wrapped 2001 edition of this brew on the shelf. I have a feeling it has aged well and will be even more impressive than this offering. Excellent treat, this.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2009 13:28:21 | More by Natural510
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Liquid is a black grape in color with bubbly carbonation and a full finger of head. Retention is really nice and lacing sticks to the glass like glue. Visually stunning, especially in the way the lighter fruit colors peak out when held to light.

Aroma is sweet and malty with a whiff of booze and a heavy dose of banana. It's nice to see an aromatic balance between the wheat notes and the heaviness of the lager fermentation.

Flavor boasts a candied sweetness and nice burst of banana up front. Ending is dry and roasty, which stops the wheat notes from being cloying and allows the fruit flavors (plum, nectarine, pineapple) to mingle well with the dark maltiness.

Mouth opens smoothly, followed by a lively conclusion that mingles a bubbly carbonation with the deeper flavors.

This is so easy to take down and, despite the booze in the nose, this drinks like a more complex Dunkelweizen.

One of the best lagers in the world.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2011 17:59:36 | More by deapokid
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a deep reddish brown color that is pretty hazy when held to the light though the beer was poured gently off of the sediment. There was a head of loose bubbles that retained throughout the pour, but fell to a smaller one sustained by the bubbles rising.

Aroma: Oh there are lots of aromas to be found in this beer! Plum is by far the most noticeable. The aroma is definitely grainy and has some definite alcoholic presence to it. It is wonderfully complex with clove and a host of other things.

Taste: The taste is super rich. There are the dark fruits like plums and raisins that are here in abundance, but I also get some rich alcohol notes like sherry. The mouthfeel is almost fizzy, so it leaves you with the impression that it is a lighter beer than it is. There is a noticeable alcoholic burn after the flavor starts to fade.

Opinion: This beer is world class, and I don't know how anybody could possibly dispute that fact. I rarely drink wheat beers in general unless they have a ton of funk from the Senne Valley. This is the only other wheat beer that I will drink on a regular basis because of the simple fact that it is incredibly tasty. The fact that it was brewed according to the Reinheitsgebote makes it even more amazing because they were able to get all of these flavors with only four ingredients. Awesome!

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2005 05:02:12 | More by SkeeterHawk
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep rich chocolate-walnut brown. Deeper than brown, almost poster color. Rests with a two-finger head, creamy foamy and thick. Aroma is big and sweet, some alcohol with barleywine-like notes. Some caramel and tart apple. Phenols and alcohol are present. Nice. Taste is fronted by fruit: raisins, tart apple, roasted fig, nuts and caramel. Middle is warmed by alcohol and finishes smooth with lingering taste of raisins and roasted malt. Very nice again. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with very clean and light bubbles and almost effervescent. Almost a saison body. I could session this beer for while.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 22:00:52 | More by NoLiberty
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Yukon (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy medium brown with amber hues. A small one finger head that turns into a ring around the glass. Has this in a pilsner glass.

Aroma is quite floral, raisins, maybe some red licorice. Yeast and some (very) faint alcohol notes.

Flavour is initially sweet and malty and overall this is a pretty sweet beer. Hops are more spicy than bitter in the taste. Some citrus flavours and grains, again raisins, dried prunes and other dried fruit. Apricot. This beer is fruity and spicey. There is a sourness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is quite creamy, medium to full bodied and relatively thick. The carbonation is moderate. Drinkability is high.

In short this is a fantastic beer - fruity and spicey wheat ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2008 04:08:34 | More by EatsTacos
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New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A big fluffy slightly off white head. The bubbles are large and the head sticks around for awhile. The body is hazy brown, slightly yellow.

S: Smells deliciously life a hefe, as you'd expect. There is also a slight scent, laced with complexity.

T: Pretty fruity with a slight bit of alcohol. Tasty residual sweetness in the aftertaste. Really nice overall flavor. Everything is pretty subtle.

M: Good carbonation, a bit thin, but not too disappointing.

D: Surprisingly gentle on the palate, even after awhile.

This is a very good beer, and amazingly drinkable for 8%.

Just wanted to add some notes about a 2005 version, aged in their brewery...

Poured into a weizen glass from a 16oz bottle. Cap is a little rusty, bottle comes covered in paper with the year on it.

A: Brown hazy body, there are chunks floating in this one, maybe I poured too aggressively. After 5 years the yeast probably fell out and clumped like this. Head is large and off white.

S: The smell is mostly of hefe, but there is alot of fruit in the nose, and maybe a slight bit of cream, maybe dark peach aromas. Slightly meaty?

T: Easily drinkable, not as much flavor as the nose might suggest though.

M: Higher carbonation than my last review suggests, better mouthfeel than before.

D: Highly drinkable, still. Maybe I expect something big here due to the gravity, but this beer somehow ends up light and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2008 23:15:01 | More by 51mmz0rz
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I couldn't remember the last time I'd had this, but I figured that since I was bottling my own weizenbock today, I should drink this purple beast. Pours a murky dark brown (with a reddish tinge) with a towering tan head. Smell: rich vinuous character with sweet hints of bubblegum, some banana, and hint of alcohol. Taste is tangy champagne banana wheat bread. Acidic, yeasty, sour apples, some clove. Finish is wheat bitter with lingering banana yogurt and alcohol. Delicious. Big and uncompromising, yet utterly drinkable. I can only hope my brew turns out one third as good!

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2003 18:43:29 | More by alexgash
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. Pours a dark brown slightly reddish color with a one finger white head. The foam settled after a minute of so and clung to the sides of the glass. not much lacing on the glass.

Aroma is strong with wheat, banana, cloves with a slight alcohol spiciness. Taste starts out similar with wheat, banana, and clove but the dark malt adds a very interesting and delicious chocolate flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, I really enjoyed drinking this one.

Overall this was an excellent beer, it was very similar to a hefe except with the addition of the dark malts that add a wonderful complex flavor.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2010 03:25:01 | More by billab914
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew has a dark reddish brown plum-like color, with a nice head and lots of fizz. The smell is complex and fruity, maybe a hint of raspberry in there. There is a nice acidic, tarty sweet taste followed by a solid bitter finish, with some spiciness at the end. It's full bodied and the high carbonation lifts you right up. For 8% the alcohol is not overpowering. Definitely worth stocking up on this one...

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2005 07:12:50 | More by bennetj17
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy garnet, with a frothy off-white head.

S - Loads of yeast, creamy banana, clove, sugary red grapes, bubblegum, gingersnaps, sour wheat, anise, dense bread.

T - Vinous acidity hit the edges of the tongue, gingerbread, vanilla, tangy yeast, bubblegum, banana, clove, brown sugar, caramel, cocoa.

M - Medium to full body, low carbonation,

There is alot going on in this beer. Very complex layer of flavors that actually go together very well. This is a hidden gem of a beer. If you've passed this up, pick it up next time.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 21:13:34 | More by StaveHooks
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Soft cottony head, twice the amount of foam to beer from a medium pour, the color of a muted sun tea - 4.50, S: Cloves dominate the nose, some soft bubblegum aromas, yeasty and bready, the faintest hint of banana, wonderful aroma - 4.50, T: A touch on the tart side, a little cidery, quite dry and almost puckering, alcohol is evident but not aggressively, the clove on the nose also comes through on the tongue, a slight taste of fruit cake - 4.25, M: Creamy and silky - 4.50, D: A wonderful beer, not sure how much of it I could drink but this one really establishes a standard for Weizenbocks - 4.00

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2009 00:35:44 | More by deereless
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4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy, brown color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of dark citrus, wheat, sweet malt, slight hops, hint of pale malt, and a hint of roasted malt. Fits the style of a Weizenbock. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of dark citrus, wheat, sweet malt, slight pale malt, hint of hops, and a hint of roasted malt. Overall, decent appearance, great aroma and body, and good feel and blend.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 17:08:33 | More by Tone
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District of Columbia

4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presently, this is the #1 ranked Weisenbock on BA... and probably always will be.

Served in a Delirium Tremens tulip.

A: Once of the most unusual colors of any beer on the market: Very chocolate truffle looking, texture and all, with a tinge of purple... or perhaps I was just staring at the bottle too long.

S: Strong Belgian yeast component, with a yeasty, wheaty undertow. Additionally, there was a crisp, dark fruit component here as well.

T: Love, love, love it! The Belgian funk was played like a perfectly tuned fiddle, playing a nice duo with the wheat. The finish was spritzy and light, and the brew overall had a light, puffy, delectable quality.

M: Spritzy, not sweet in any way (that is the strongest part of this one to my mind), and lots and lots of carbonation and suds.

O: Flat out yummy and the perfect example of this style!

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 23:05:06 | More by Chaney
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New York

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: (Part of a 5 pack gift set with glass.) It was poured from a brown 500ml bottle into the Aventinus glass that came with the beer. The label on the bottle has the abv (8.2%) and a description of the beer on the back. There is no freshness date but there seems to be a batch number or bottle code on the back label.

Appearance: It produces a thick and tall head which is light tan in color and settles out quickly. This makes for just a little slick lacing on the glass. The body has a rich mahogany color and hazy flat look.

Smell: The aroma is fruity and yeasty. There are some big banana and bready yeast like notes with mild clove and sweet booze. There is only a faint trace of hops.

Taste/Palate: The flavor has a sweet and fruity, medium to full bodied character with all the wonderful notes picked up in the nose. Red banana, bready yeast, some caramel and light clove mingle with a touch of sweet booze and very mild hop bitterness. The feel is smooth and lightly carbonated. It drinks well and never gets too sweet or cloying despite its sweet overall character.

Notes: What else can I say? It's a great beer!!! The only thing I would like to have had with this beer is a little more head retention.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2011 19:27:38 | More by generallee
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was poured from a 500ml bottle at 47° into a .5l wheat glass. The beer was dark red, mahogany not quite brown or black with about 3 fingers of an off white foam head and hard to see carbonation. There was very little lacing.

There was caramel, chocolate and coffee malt aroma with spiciness.

The taste was sweet and very smooth. Went down so smooth I had to taste again and make an effort to discern the banana notes along with chocolate. This is nectar.

There is no off taste or lingering on the palate which could cause you to consume too quickly. Swishing around in the mouth produced very pleasant esters in the nose with no prickly sensation. As I said before, very smooth and velvet like.

What a nice pleasure for my 100th beer review. Well made and a definite enjoyment to drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2008 20:05:06 | More by SMark
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

purchased at fred meyer on sale for $4.

Pours a nice dark hazy brown with some hints of red. Beautiful head but fades kinda quickly. Smell is of spices and wheat beer. Taste is lovely wheat and great bananaish, wheat flavors. finish is nice and bubbly and goes down very very smooth. mouthfeel is a wee bit thin for my liking, but just fine and very refreshing. ABV is MIA. feels like it should be %5. Drinkability is absolutely wonderful. Ate with some aged irish cheddar and followed by some cherry pie. Sheeeess myyy...

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2008 04:34:23 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours pretty dark brown. head dissapates pretty quickly.

nose has cloves, bannana, dark plum, raisons, licorice

tastes same as it smells plus some cola spice notes, a little chocolate

Overall This is a very nice beer. Its 8% alcohol is completely masked. It is very drinkable, and seems to gain in complexity as it warms in the glass.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 00:12:14 | More by TexasBrewSlinger
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a hefeweizen glass.

Pours dark copper with bubbles contiously rising from the base/bottom of the beer. 3 finger deep chunky tan head. Good head retention and lacing

Smell: Bubbegum, pepper & not much else

Taste: Frutiness, yeasty/band-aid, bannana peel, pepper, oaky and vanilla notes. and alcohol. Dryness, pumpernickle, frutiness and pheynolic tastes in the finish

MF: Hard to believe a beer with this much heft can be this effervescent (sp?)

Very drinkable but tastes are too intnese to make this a session choice. Not a huge weizen guy. I think the bock side of this appeals to me more. This is probably amongst top 3 of the weizenbocks I've tried. I'd love to have this with a rueben sandwich & some pickles or hell even blutwurst, enjoy. I do like everything this brewery puts out that I've tried, despite the fact they are ALL wheat beers.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2006 04:15:28 | More by russpowell
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 03:51:53 | More by TheStig
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,490 ratings.