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

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world-class

3,492 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,492
Reviews: 1,978
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 181
Gots: 175 | FT: 5
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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Ranz

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-14-2013 00:35:01 | More by Ranz
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-05-2012 17:30:31 | More by GrindFatherBob
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Walken

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Schneider & Sohn: Aventinus, Weizenbock (2008) (Tasted 06/03/10)
16.9 oz. bottle into a cervoise goblet.

Appearance: Hazy, dark brown beer with ruby highlights capped by a teeny off-white head of tight bubbles, good retention, minimal lacing.
Odor: Dried banana and currant, whiffs of clove, powdered sugar and burnt caramel.
Consistency: High end of light bodied with a surprisingly assertive level of carbonation for an 8.2% bock that has been sitting in the fridge for two years.
Taste: Flavors of powdered sugar, dried banana and a distinct yeast-derived ripe, red fruitiness that is amplified by the tangy wheat and slight oxidation, contributing a slightly tart edge to this beer. Sweetness is prevalent, but there is a semi-bitter roasted character to this beer that promotes some semblance of balance, even after the initially minimal bitterness has faded. Finish shows a shift in direction, roasted chocolate flavors become more intense and leave a nice combo of dry chocolate and tart, fruity, wheat tang on the tongue.

I was hesitant to post tasting notes on a two year old beer, but this one really shined after aging, on par, scorewise, with a fresh bottle. Drink it.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2010 19:48:11 | More by Walken
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eulerthegrape

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-25-2013 23:42:04 | More by eulerthegrape
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truesolution

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-07-2013 15:24:25 | More by truesolution
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fastestmanalive

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-28-2014 00:52:56 | More by fastestmanalive
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BoosPackage

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-23-2013 20:43:52 | More by BoosPackage
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nwatson

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-21-2012 20:27:46 | More by nwatson
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ckocay

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-25-2014 00:58:46 | More by ckocay
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Andy_Luft

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-01-2013 23:10:56 | More by Andy_Luft
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edglodek

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-04-2012 22:24:31 | More by edglodek
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-10-2013 20:14:07 | More by schnarr84
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dank203

New Jersey

4.51/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a dark sludgy brown. sewage color with a creamy khaki head. aroma is bready, hint of chocolate, banana, hint of hay. body has a smooth texture with a ton of bite but its pleasant. good amount of carbonation, a little sweetness , grape, hint of vanilla, and ton of spice

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 23:49:17 | More by dank203
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dcmchew

Romania

4.51/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Review for the 2008 vintage, when it was called just Aventinus.
Nice head (not huge), good retention.
Smells great: roasted malts, juicy plums, cherries, chocolate, banana, marzipan and vanilla.
Wheat-banana-clove combo in the front, but with a richer malt character, roasted and chocolatey. Lots of dark fruit, with plum, date, fig, grapes (with a bit of the red wine feel found in the eisbock), mildly sour cherries and some acidic red apple. Aside from the caramel and some citrus peel, spices are very "Austrian", with nice hints of marzipan, licorice and vanilla. Low hop presence in the finish, mildly bitter.
The aging really worked on this one, the warm alcohol elevating the spices to a nice port wine feel, and the malts to cognac-sherry. Expected it to be more creamy, instead it pours down a bit too easily, and has a tiny bit of unwanted carbonation.
Certainly better than the usual TAP 6, but, for me, it doesn't surpass the eisbock. A really great weizenbock tho.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 17:17:30 | More by dcmchew
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SetarconeX

Florida

4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Clove scent? In beer? How strange...

This is nothing like I thought it would be. I knew with the wheat, it wouldn't be as heavy as I'd usually expect from something claiming to be a Doppelbock, but it's really quite light. A light carmael, Pepsi cola color, with a fizz to match. Highly carbonated, watch yourself opening that bottle.

The taste, on the other hand, rests almost totally on the numberous spices which seem to have been added. Fruity, and yes, as the bottle says, it has a "clovelike finish." Quite cool.

Probably not the sort of thing I'd drink every day, but definately something which should be tried. Completely unique and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2003 03:59:49 | More by SetarconeX
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plfahey

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Reddish amber with crimson highlights and moderate clarity.Tall, pale tan head with large bubbles and fair retention.

Aroma-Toasty bread and light chocolate, bananas, clove spice, and plum. Big melaniodin notes up front with chocolate chips, prunes, and perfumy alcohol on the backend.

Flavor-Sweet bread with a dab of caramel, followed by toasty melanoidins and a hint of cocoa powder. The mid-palate sports clove and slight pepper spice notes, with a faint banana character and some dark fruits to boot. The finish is quite dry, with a healthy dollop of perfumy, yet spicy alcohol. The aftertaste blends the dry alcohol with that sweet toasty malt, and a hint of dried fruit adds a subtle point of complexity.

Mouthfeel-Medium to medium full body, with soft, nearly effervescent carbonation on the palate. Feels almost creamy/smooth, very nice. Moderate alcohol warmth on the back of the tongue and throat.

Delicious, hefty, and yet somehow refreshing, even at 8.2% alcohol. A better weizenbock than this, you will not find.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 04:14:36 | More by plfahey
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MiScusi

California

4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at The Back Abbey in Claremont, CA.

A- Pours a murky brown with an off white head. This was poured into a Ayinger Celebrator flute glass.

S- Obviously dark malt, with wheat and the phenols and esters that come with it. Clove and banana were apparent but not excessive.

T- A really nice balance of chocolate, caramel, wheat, and the yeast by-products of phenols and esters. Really tasty.

M/D- Really smooth due to the enhanced malts but still spritzy enough to be similar to a hefe. Just good all around here. One of those beers that after you take a few sips you just want to keep on sipping it. Becomes addictive I guess you can say.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2008 06:19:42 | More by MiScusi
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morimech

Minnesota

4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy and murky brown color with a large head that has excellant retention. Very little lacing is left on the glass during consumption.

Aroma of bananas, cloves, and wheat malt.

Complex flavors of spices and fruit. Just a touch of alcohol is detected on the finish. The benchmark for Weizenbocks and well deserved.

Even with the big flavors the body is still relatively light for a moderately high ABV. Has a nice creamy texture.

A very, very good wheat beer. The only limiting factor is the 8% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2008 22:26:55 | More by morimech
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nocheinsbitte

North Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured out of a 0.5 liter dark bottle. Poured well, a dark chocolate color that had highlights of amber as it was poured into the glass. when in the glass, the bottom is fairly clear, allowing sunlight through. As you go higher, the color is almost opaque revealing a very complex, well made bier.
Smell: The smell is refreshing, which is funny due to the high alcohol content. Sweet, rustic, and almost screaming for you to drink it.
Taste: Full-bodied, sweet nectar of the gods that is a pleasure to drink. A fruity taste mixed with a slight alcohol smell/taste mixed with almost a woodsy feel that together makes one of the best biers in the world.
Mouthfeel: no bitterness or after taste. Drinkability: This is not a bier you drink with your friends on an afternoon watching football; this is something you drink when conversing with your dad about life or politics or literature. It is a bier that is meant to be savored and appreciated for the rare find it is.
Treat this bier with respect and admiration.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2008 03:01:45 | More by nocheinsbitte
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timtheenchanta

South Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Almost purple brown appearance with a thin head that holds but yields little lacing. Loads of carbonation bubbles continuously float up from the bottle of the glass.

Large wheat smell with some alcohol and chocolate malt.

Tastes are along the same lines being very sweet initially with some yeasty flavors initially and the alcohol flavor very strong in the finish.

This is a great beer that I can't get enough of. Delightful.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2006 01:58:16 | More by timtheenchanta
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StephenRich

Ontario (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When I was first beginning to plunge into the world of real beer the Schneider Weisse Aventinus was among the first beers that proved to me that this would be a worthwhile adventure. George Schneider first brewed the Aventinus in 1907 in Germany as a wheat-doppelbock, and since then, it has achieved the highest accolades amongst its strong beer brethren.

First, let's take a moment to define this unique style of beer. A wheat beer is typically brewed with a large proportion of wheat to malted barley. In the German case, as we are discussing, they are always top-fermented, and hence are always ales. Wheat beers generally are very effervescent, refreshing, lively, and show flavors of clove, spice, vanilla, banana, and light fruit. A doppelbock is a classic German Starkbier ("strong beer"). A doppelbock is a lager (bottom-fermented) brewed with a large amount of rich, and usually dark malted barley. They emerged in the late eighteenth century as a variation on the old monastic strong beer brewed by monks to help them get through theLenten season. Doppelbocks are generally very rich in malt sweetness, dark fruit, chocolate, and are rarely if ever bitter.

What Schneider Weisse has done is created a top-fermented and bottle conditioned Wheat-Doppelbock! I know, big mouthful. But consider the light and refreshing characteristics of a wheat beer matched with the rich powerful flavors of a doppelbock. They have created a beer with amazing spice, excitement, complexity, and a hugely quenching body.

The original Aventinus comes in a classic German 500ml dark bottle with a rich gold and purple logo which bears G. Schneider & Sohn's original portrait logo and is 8.2% abv. Luckily, I have an Aventinus glasses, which really is my favorite beer glass, and is only are graced by the Aventinus itself.

Because of its wheat beer roots the Aventinus pour should be smooth and gentle but very lively. A lot of excitement brews immediately in the beer as a white airy and pillowy head begins to develop and peak just above the rim of the glass forming a perfect two and a half inch head. Still now there are a lot of bubbles pouring up from the beer hinting at its vibrant mouthfeel; however they do not help the head retain its life, and it will slowly fade to a mere film on the surface of the beer.

The color is a deep, opaque mahogany purple - very close to a reddish brown, ruby like, and very hazy. The nose is so excellent! It's filled with cloves, spice, bananas, rich plums, deep malt, bubblegum, dark chocolate, prunes and brown sugar. The nose on the Aventinus makes me want to dive right into the beer. I swear, no beer smells as appetizing as this - my mouth is watering right now!

And truthfully, as the nose promised, the flavor is so enticing: immediately you are hit with the richness of over ripe plums and dried fruit; spices like clove and coriander come at you from every angle; roasted malts and bittersweet chocolate float over your tongue; bubblegum and bananas mix with vanilla across the top of your palate creating a balance of smoothness at the perfect instance. The whole while, the crisp and quenching mouthfeel of the beer, which I can only describe as effervescent, makes the richness and caramel undertones of the beer just tingle on your palate. The carbonation opens you up for every sip! There's no bitter in the beer, and as it warms it really open up the floodgates and more rich malt and fruit comes out.

It's very satisfying, very quenching, uniquely complex, and an incredible treat to enjoy. I can't say enough good things about this beer - every time I have it I am reminded of why I love real beer so much. The combination of flavors in the beer also makes it a terrific pairing with so many foods. Almost anything rich that has been grilled or seared is going to be great, rich tomato pastas and lasagna, hearty cheeses and thick soups work brilliantly too. The best may be desert though; flourless chocolate cake with a plum and raisin reduction sauce is the ultimate pairing for this game-changing beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2010 13:55:33 | More by StephenRich
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ssmack

Ontario (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle poured into an Erdinger weisbier glass.

A cloudy, dark toffee brown colour with 3 inches of beige head. Good lacing.

Smell like candy. Sweet toffee with heavy cloves smell. Some tangy tangerine too. The aroma and colour make a wonderful experience had me in eager anticipation of the taste.

Delicious! The wheat taste is on top. A salty toffee sweetness. Soft noble hops with a touch of bitterness.

A full mouthfeel with a tingly snap.

This is candy in a glass. Absolutely outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 23:46:39 | More by ssmack
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2010 Vintage Bottle poured into an Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock glass

Found at Guglhupf in Durham, NC

The typical sweetness I associate with German wheat beers is not present, which I love.

The clove is still present at 4 years, as well as some honey sweetness. Banana notes come out as it warms.

The carbonation is spot on; light and refreshing.

An easy sipper that I must now have in my collection at home.

2007 Vintage found today at Sam's Bottle Shop in Durham. They had vints 07-10 available!

Sooo...Tons of white, foamy head up front that quickly dissapated. Quite a bit of yeast floaties.

Getting lots of raisin notes in nose and taste. Slight sweetness of honey, too.

Not a single bit of oxidation!

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2014 22:34:22 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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rampole

Mississippi

4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

a a really nice two finger head beautiful copper colored cloudy brown my wife says dirty river water.

s fruity yeasty goodness happy smell

t cloves lemon grass wheat yeast

m good carbonation

d 3 of us are presently spliting the bottle everyone loves it but feel like 1 is enough for one day.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2010 01:35:23 | More by rampole
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marcpal

New Jersey

4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This style is tremendous and seems a crime that I havent yet tasted this one.

500 ml poured into a thick pint glass.

A: Mahogany oaken brown with a thin root beer head. Consistent bubbling and beautiful.

N: Yeasty and banana flavors. Right on point for the style. Wheat, cloves and dried fruit.

T: Resoundingly sweet, some alcohol burn and caramel/maple syrup. Hints of butterscotch with tons of raisins and dates. Sweeter as it warmed with the figs coming through- expected to have fig seeds in my teeth. As do the malts in general.

M: Thick, creamy and textbook for the word 'chewy'. Such a full body loaded with character.

D: Loved each and every sip of the half liter. After really enjoying this style, I see this one being perfect in all descriptors but still like the Brooklyn version a bit more solely on the basis of my hop favoritism.

This one is a must try for a weizenbock fan. Well made. Those freaking Germans. Danke.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2008 21:08:00 | More by marcpal
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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