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

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Ratings: 3,721
Reviews: 1,996
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 209
Gots: 247 | 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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Photo of Raven3464
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
Photo of IBUnit63
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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
Photo of WaltTrombone
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
Photo of ppoitras
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

ppoitras, Dec 14, 2004
Photo of thehyperduck
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

thehyperduck, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of WHROO
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

WHROO, Oct 17, 2008
Photo of vkv822
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

vkv822, May 24, 2011
Photo of JanM
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

JanM, Aug 24, 2005
Photo of jdhilt
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

jdhilt, Jan 19, 2009
Photo of PDXHops
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

PDXHops, Jul 16, 2011
Photo of strimpf
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

strimpf, Jul 26, 2008
Photo of cvstrickland
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

cvstrickland, Sep 30, 2008
Photo of bigluch1
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

bigluch1, Mar 03, 2008
Photo of tobelerone
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

tobelerone, Sep 20, 2011
Photo of Brianmerrilyn
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Brianmerrilyn, Jul 16, 2008
Photo of demcorhip
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

demcorhip, Feb 24, 2007
Photo of Rapax
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As far as weizenbocks go this one is dark. Although a boring brown color, it has a great foam with excellent stability. Appropriately hazy for a weissbier.

Smell. Bananas attack. And then the cloves, followed by the smoked ham and all the correct esters and phenols in a weizenbock. A little alcohol comes through, though.

The initial taste resembles a strong dark belgian ale, with phenols and solvents no brewer in the lowlands would be ashamed of. Then arrives the wheaty tastes and reminds me this thing comes from Bavaria. Cloves strike again. Maltiness arrives last and confirms the dark color of the beer. Bitterness virtually nonexistant - just as it should be.

Body is firm, with wheat proteins and esters building it up, and carbonation, although slightly lower than the average weissbier, lightening it up.

To sum up; the king of weissbiers.

Rapax, Jun 01, 2011
Photo of david131
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- A very deep leathery brown with a lot of streams of rising carbonation making their way through the cloudy liquid. The carbonation gives rise to an absolutely stunning off white, creamy head with excellent retention.

S- Fruity and yeasty. I get a lot of apple and pear with some caramel and bubble gum.

T- Sweet, caramel, a little bubble gum and mint. Lots of fruit flavors. Very complex and tasty.

M- Clean and creamy. A little dry, but overall very smooth.

D- For the ABV, this is damn drinkable and tasty. I am really impressed.

david131, May 07, 2008
Photo of archyquaffer
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a euro-brown, 16.9 ounce bottle into a sampler. A moderate pour produces about an inch of a creamy tan head that sticks around for the duration. The beer is a murky brown with tons of carbonation. The murkiness clears up after a while, and it has a very appealing appearance despite the initial murk.

Plenty of spicy sourness wafting from the glass, including some cidery notes. Even my poor olfactory nerves continue to stand up and take notice of the yeasty aroma. I detect caramel notes at the base, with lots of effervescent spice and dark cherry-like tang, and just a touch of citrusy bitterness in the aftertaste. The tang is somewhat reminiscent of hard cider. The more I sip, the more I taste, so that eventually chocolate and nutty tones become more noticeable, along with a strong undercurrent of a Kirsch-like flavor. A bit of alcohol warming as the beer progresses. The mouthfeel is tingly and creamy.

An excellent wheat beer and very much worth a try if you want to explore the style. Wheat beers are harder for me to like sometimes, but this one is a winner. I bought the bottle for approximately 3.75, which strikes me as very reasonable. Only one store in my town of approximately 30,000 people stocks this beer. I wish Albertsons would get rid of a display case of AB product and substitute some decent imports and craft brews.

archyquaffer, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of adammills
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It pours a dark purplish brown with a simply enormous head. I poured this beer into a large glass stein and had to pause for quite some time for this monster head to go down. As it did so, small clumps of this frothy head were left behind. Oddly, the head consisted of large bubbles toward its base, and the top of the head was almost like whipped egg whites. Real nice smelling beer, sweet malts, caramel, and a grape like fruitiness that I was not expecting. It is the same in taste. Terrific. Very smooth, the well measured carbonation lends a creamy mouthfeel. A nice spice twang that seems to eminate from the alcoholic warm in the back. I might sense a slight hop hint as well. Nice and balanced. Very enjoyable.

adammills, Dec 05, 2006
Photo of chefelf
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a nice deep brown color. It had a lovely malty aroma and taste to it. I was actually very surprised at how much it tasted like hefeweizen but with a more malted flavor. No bitterness at all. Very smooth and a great accompaniment to grilled meat.

I have been very happy with G. Schneider & Sohn's other offerings and this beer is just a nice. It was surprisingly smooth at 8.2% alcohol. I expected more of a punch from something with that high ABV.

chefelf, Aug 24, 2011
Photo of Mebuzzard
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A dark brown, toffee looking beer. Bubbles are lively and the head is thick, but not really dense...if that makes sense

Semi-spicy nose. The bock part of this provides sweetness and breadiness. Smells..fresh and wet.

Sweet taste, very malty, but the spicy-cloveness keeps this from becoming a malt bomb. Brown sugar sprinkled over red overripe pear with a chunk of rye bread on the side. And still some herbal spice.

Feels a bit flat, though. Carbonation was lost a bit I think.
Very drinkable. Good beer.

Update: Got a better bottle methinks. Carb was better and flavors more pronounced.

Mebuzzard, Aug 18, 2010
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,721 ratings.