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

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Ratings: 3,932
Reviews: 2,037
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 249
Gots: 333 | FT: 7
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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

Formerly Schneider Aventinus.
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Photo of welldigger888
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

poured from growler into correct glass, seems to be a nice dark wheat.

oh my this is a nice deep hued wheat

the aroma is of an old type ale with a following
A rather large banana nose with a rich earthy wheat fragrence

the joint is of a following that blasts
Dense wheat and yeast scream out to be noticed

thick and nice the fell is all deep and governus
Dense full mouthfeel for sure.

Drink up if'n you like big honkin wheat beer

Photo of Redjohnny
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%

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

Big head as this pours. Lasts a little bit before leaving just a little bit. Not much lacing. The body is dark brown, but not quite opaque.

The spiciness in the smell reminds me of some strong Belgians I've had lately but isn't quite as strong. Much fruitiness in there as well.

Not so much fruitiness in the taste. The spiciness really does come out now. The alcohol is not very evident in the taste. A little banana in the aftertaste.

Carbonation in this beer is on the high side but not too much. The body is a bit watery for my taste but doesn't detract from the overall experience. The alcohol is comforting in the finish.

Not a session-type beer, but great for after dinner or relaxing late at night (as I am now). A slow nightcap, and drinkable for what it is.

Overall this is very good. My first in this style but this is a great balance between the Weiss and the Bock styles and I would recommend it.

Photo of colts9016
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour: Dark mahogany brown with a nice off white head.
Nose: Banana, toffee, wheat, cloves, caramelized malt, dried fruit, molasses, and hints of raisins.
Taste: Banana, toffee caramel and toasted malt, wheat, coffee, fig.
Body: Medium to heavy
Finish: Subtle bitterness that is well rounded, which helps blends the alcohol to a seamless beer.

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

Dark brown to ruby red in color, with a tremendous size head like I have never seen in previous encounters with this beer, and carbonation that is extremely lively and noisy.

A thick and sweet (almost sugar-like) smell, accomponied by some hops and yeast, a well placed, slightly sour and grainy accent on the wheat and some dryish, salty malt presence. Great!

The taste accentuates the sweetnes just a little more, almost to the extent that is becomes cloying and sticky, but also elaborates on it, to the extent that is becomes fruity (rose hip). Wheat is present throughout the whole taste. Finish is slightly bitter and gives exposure to some chocolate or maybe liquorice notes. This bottle tastes sweeter than other (probably older) ones I have had, but it is still great without a doubt.

Body is thick and chewy, carbonation level medium. Alcohol very apparent to both body and mind.

If you like the Hefeweisse by Schneider and can appreciate a sipping beer, you will like Aventinus for sure.

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

500 mL bottle with a batch code on the back - served slightly chilled in a weizen glass. The initial pour leaves 6 inches of head to 3 inches of beer, but looks very nice the other way around. It takes several minutes to fit the whole bottle into the glass. Before the yeast it is brown with a reddish tint and after it is close to maroon and opaque. Lots of phenols. Bananas, cloves, pepper, lemons, chocolate, alcohol, yeast, and sweet sugary notes in the aroma. It has a medium body, a carbonation that is a bit sharp at the beginning, and leaves a warming sensation. Flavors include bananas, cloves, pepper, grass, caramel, bubblegum, chocolate, raisins, plums?, a sugary sweetness, alcohol, and yeast. A good brew, but, and I don't usually say this, it might benefit from less alcohol. Nevertheless, a tasty beer for the price.

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

A: pours a nice deep amber. Nice head (not too much, not too little). Very inviting. Cloudy, unfiltered look.

S: Malty doppelbock. Maybe even fruity malt-ish.

T: A well balanced sweet, malty, fruity orgasm in the mouth. Very complex, but smooth.

M: Warm alcohol with cream highlights.

D: If you like a Weizenbock you won't be able to put it down. I bought it out of state 1-2 years ago, and I believe that it gets better with age, but, since you can now get it in NC, I will be cleaning out my stash for things that can't be bought in NC (looking for 120 min. IPA by Dogfish Head).

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

500ml poured into my Duvel tulip

A - Around a 2 finger head with good retention

S - Dark Fruits, yeast, banana

T - Sweet cloves, dark fruit, for some reason I'm tasting some grape

M - Full bodies and smooth

D - Seems fairly filling, but I did have another beer before it. I would not want more than one 500ml bottle in a night.

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

A - A clear, dark reddish-orange body supporting a nice sized head with nice lace but poor retention.

S - Spicy aroma of raisins and clove. Caramel and a slight roast malt note.

T - Lots of raisins, caramel and clove. Dark, caramelized sugar flavors with spicy wheat.

M - Moderately thick body, medium-high carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - Rich and malty with a nice dark malt character. Quite drinkable despite the heavy flavors and alcoholic strength. A classic example of the style.

Photo of Blksab99
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Aventinus 500ml. bottle into goblet on 5/15/09. Thanks to brewslut for sharing!

A - Hazy reddish copper-colored body with royal purple highlights and half a finger of bubbly off-white head that diminished into a patchy film and eventually disappeared completely, leaving no noticeable lacing on the glass.

S - Aroma ark fruits reminiscent of ripe plums, raisins and red grapes backed by a wheat malt character. The back of the aroma almost resembles a table wine, with hints of semi-sweet grapes and mild spices.

T - Dark fruits dominate the flavor with tangy notes suggesting plum, as well as hints of grape and berry sweetness, while a substantial wheat malt presence serves as the foundation of this Weizenbock. Subtle spicy clove notes work well with the dark fruit character and mask the alcohol presence, as subtle as it is.

M - Medium bodied with a round, chewy texture and moderate carbonation. Sweet and slightly sour on the palate with a very subtle bitter finish. Alcohol is virtually undetectable for such a hefty brew.

D - Fantastic German-style Weizenbock that is a true representation of the style. I mean, it is Germany's original wheat Dopplebock ale, right?

Photo of OlRasputin989
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: rocky white head atop a molasses-colored brew.

S: Banana wheat bread and bubblegum

T: Tastes of banana and cloves up front with a nice malty background of chocolate and brown sugar. fades into an aftertaste of fruity spicinesss and cloves...mmm

M: good medium full body that is fairly bubbly and refreshing

D: Overall, very delicious and refreshing. I look at it two ways. Its either an extremely refreshing dopple for the summer or a malty dunkel weis for the winter. Very good beer.

Photo of SamuraiJack
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an astonishing and quite unique beer. Will, without a doubt, be a permanent addition to my buying patterns.
On first pour, this is a deep, dark, cloudy and chocolatey brown. The head is dense that (slowly) fades to a creamy and sticky lace. Aromas are predominately fruit esthers with a strong burnt sugar and alcohol underpinning. Oddly enough, there is a nice tropical spice aroma that lurks under it all.
Initial taste shows a bright and snappy carbonation with noticable alcohol and a nice, tropical-seeming, spice and caramel flavor. The mouth feel is super creamy but a bit too "sticky" to be truly excellent (IMHO). Finish has excellent wheat and yeast flavors with a final blast of crisp fruit/alchohol.
This is an outrageous beer. To my taste and in my experience the best of its type.

Photo of nesta
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I purchased two .5L bottles of this for 3.50USD each, and drank it from a weizen glass.

The appearance is lovely, very dark with a ruby tint to it, and a big, fluffy, off-white head much like many other german wheat beers. The carbonation is very evident when you look at the beer.

It smells wonderful, big, malty, fruity, and full of yeast. Similarly the taste is malty and yeasty, with heavily fruity and clovelike flavors in addition to the yeast and malt. There is little hop presence, but that is not a drawback in this case.

The mouthfeel is good, but a tad overcarbonated at times, and rather viscous in spite of that fact. Likewise the drinkability is less than that of some beers, due largely to the thick, sweet, malty character of this brew as well as the higher than average alcohol content.

Excellent for a cool-weather wheat beer, a celebratory treat, or just whenever for lovers of big malty beers, this is one of my all time favorite German beers and one I often share with friends just beginning to discover the world of fine beers. Always good, when served at just the right time this beer is incredible!

Photo of vanrassel
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a feast for the senses the moment your pour it. It filled my weizen glass to the top with a towering white head over a beautiful mahogany body. Lively carbonation zoomed from the bottom, adding compact white bubbles to the resilient head, which capped each sip with an attractive white ring.

Floral aromas mingled with banana, subtle roasted malt, and to a lesser extent, whiffs of chocolate and spice. The taste was sweet and malty and briefly interrupted by some alcoholic heat before a smooth end. This is a full-bodied — but not sticky — brew, and it finished crisp on the palate.

This is an easy-drinking beer despite the 8 per cent ABV, but is best enjoyed when it's sipped. Go slow and appreciate its greatness.

Photo of Beejay
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A murky muddy river brown, with a thick, cream colored head on top.

S: Banana and clove come up right away as well as some nice sweet bread aromas. A touch of yeast, and a hint of booze.

T: More clove, and banana flavors as well as a slight brown sugar notes. A touch of roasted malts and booze.

M: Fairly light on the palate, fairly clean, with slightly less than effervescent carbonation.

O: Overall a rather well rounded out beer. Tasty, and you can tell that the people who made this know what they were doing.

Photo of JoeBloe
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

picked up one of the pint bottles for $4.99 - poured into a tulip glass - good bready /citrus aroma with a fair amount of carbonation and leaves some nice lacing - incredibly complex and extremely well balanced - i had to take my time with this one as it was going down too easy -it wants to be savored - even better as it warmed - i wish i had another one - next time - real good stuff.

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mntlover
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Murky brown looking brew with a big tannish head full of big and little bubbles collapsing on themselves as they fall to tiny ring of bubbles. Its cool you can hear them bursting on there way down fizzy sounding, but not fizzy tasting. Aroma of ripe fruits dipped in caramel and molasess dominate with smells of light spice and toasted malt also but in backgroud. Taste is sweet fruit to start aided by some caronation. Then the toasted malt makes a brief apperance followed by light bitterness and spiceness that begins after your swallow is resting safely in your tummy. Mouthfeel is right side of medium its chewy and full tasting, but not a heavy beer goes down easy and smooth finished before done typing. Drinkability is good goes down easy bottle say 8% that doesn't seem possible no alcohol in taste at all. My first Weizenbock on reccomendation from merlin48 this is a good beer must try more.

Photo of arguemaniac
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy chestnut color featuring a rich, well-retained head. The fruity, slightly sour aroma includes some nice clovey hints. The rich, complex palate offers clove, banana, some distinct cinnamon (as well as an overall spiciness along those lines), a mild acidity and some definite dark fruit flavors. The finish is fruity with some graininess. The mouthfeel is slightly thicker than medium-bodied with an active carbonation tang.

What a classic, but unusual beer (though I guess the weizenbocks are certainly becoming more common). But like many such beers, you either love or you hate it; I, for one, love it. Complex and deceptively drinkable. Highly recommended.

Photo of Cozzatoad
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this on bottle several times and this is were the notes come from. Also tried it on-tap, and it was maybe slightly better

A- Murky/cloudy brown. Head goes up very quickly if poured in a Weizen glass, you actually need to pour it very slowly if you don't want to have just the head. Once you have finished the head is about one third of the glass, and stays there almost until the end

S- Not very strong but sure very good: roasted malts match with liquorice, banana, caramel and clove

T- A bread-like taste from the malts obviously takes the main stage, but raisin, banana, chocolate and clove also play their part. A complex but yet very gentle flavour

M- This is the best part. The beer is soft and gentle on your mouth and still so strong and warming. No alcohol taste is to be found and a hint of crispness (perfect carbonation) gives the mouthfeel a little more life

D- Sure an incredibly easy drink for 8%ABV. The perfect combination between complexity and drinkability

A wonderful beer, the bottle version was maybe a bit 'lifeless' if compared with the on-tap version, but i'm not sure wheter ratings would actually change

Photo of grub
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a murky brown colour with a big fluffy head. 10 min later there's still about a quarter inch of head. no real lace, but it maintains that head pretty much the whole way down the glass.

aroma is nice. spicy, with a bit of clove. some sweetness.

taste is great. fruit and spice, with a nice lingering sweetness. clove and pepper. orange peel and a bit of grape. really dry finish. slightly warming going down. a little bitterness.

mouthfeel is odd. it's dry, but has fairly high carbonation.

drinkability is good. the alcohol isn't noticeable in the taste, but you feel its warmth once it's gone. dry and easy to drink.

Photo of Spike-likes-beer
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avalon07
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: When I poured this one from a bottle to a weizen glass, it had a deep brown color and thick, cloudy texture. There was a big amount of head and good lacing.

S: Big smell of wheat, light fruit, chocolate and some hops. Well done aroma.

T: Taste was nicely balanced, with elements of wheat, banana, chocolate and a little hops. Very tasty.

M: A fair amount of carbonation here. Slightly acidic finish, but it's easy to ignore. This is a full-bodied beer.

D: This is definitely a drinkable beer. It's smooth, it goes down and it has a good complexity to the taste.

Photo of djura
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got it in 0,5 bottle. Poured in tulip Schneider glass.
A-Dark fruit color,unclear,usual for weizen,excellent tick foam. Extraordinary!
S-Mostly chocolate,caramel,dark fruits,and some alcohol in.the nose.
T/M-Rich,tick taste of dark fruits,caramel,dark malt. Very drinkable,you want to drink it all night or day. So tastefull.

O- Really excellent.Bravo.

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,932 ratings.