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

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Reviews: 2,052
Hads: 4,150
Avg: 4.31
pDev: 13.69%
Wants: 291
Gots: 455 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

Formerly Schneider Aventinus.
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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle Brewers Droop, Bristol - Pours cloudy dark brown with a large white foamy head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Smell - spice, cloves, yeasty undertones. Taste - sweet, malts to the fore with a crisp finish. Nice slight warm alcohol feel but not overpowering. Lovely.

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Photo of Zonk
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a caramel brown with lofty tan head. Really complex fruity aromas ranging from fig and plum to banana bread. The taste include some of the fruit complexity but then finishes with a delicous malty caramel flavor as well as a hint of spicy clove. The 8% alcohol barely shows. Medium body but thick for a wheat beer. Overall a really amzingly complex and tasty beer.

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Photo of 123321123321
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aventinus is a dunkle weizen bockbier or "dark wheat bock beer" by style. It is one of the most complex and amazing beers that you will ever taste, and beer geeks world wide sing its praises. IThis beer is brewed with up to 60% dark wheat malt, along with a very distinctive ale yeast strain that produces estery aromas and flavors of clove, banana, and apple. Being a bockbier, this beer has strong aromas and flavors of alcohol, and packs quite a punch at over 8% abv. It was a phenomenal beer to match with my breakfast of sausages and pretzels, and one of the most amazing beers to ever pass my lips. Aventinus pours to a beautiful, murky and opaque, deep caramel color, with a big, tall, rocky white head, and a vibrant carbonation. . The nose on this beer is very complex, and packed with character. Aromas of sweet malt, nutty malty, clove, and aromas of ripe banana flood the nose. This is paired with peppery hints of alcohol. The palate is smooth and round on the tongue, with big sweet and caramel malt flavors, some tart wheat malt flavor, and an underpinning of estery fruit. Aventinus finishes with more complex and delicious, malt and fruit flavors, then ends with a slightly warming, malty and clove spicy finish that lingers. A true master piece of the brewer’s art, this beer fresh vom fass was a truly special beer.

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Photo of Mongrel
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The aroma might be the best thing this brew has going for it - an intoxicating whirl of booze and underripe fruit sweetness. Sort of fresh and green and rich and brown at the same time.

On the palate, I'm getting some grape, plum, mild fig, green apple and meringue. A little rum spice. Strangely reminds me of my first homebrew - a slightly oxidized brown ale brewed with brown sugar. Clearly this beer is more sophisticated, but I can't help but noticing the touch of oxidation.

Overall, this is a nice, complex sipper that's surprisingly light on the palate. Flavors continue to unfurl as the beer warms.

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4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml poured into wheat beer glass

Looks like dark iced tea, fizzy, taupe one finger cap, quickly settles

Aroma of banana bread, raisins, figs, caramel

Taste of malt , caramel, dark fruits, banana bread, sweetness,

Medium body, carbonation settles quickly, teel the alcohol,

Great beer, fun flavors

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Photo of kevinlater
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

500ml bottle into weizen glass. produced on jan 23 2015 ("15.023" on the back of the bottle). consumed on aug 26 2015

a: a rich, dark copper-ruby colour topped with three fingers of slowly-dissipating bubbly bone-hued head

s: buttered bread, toffee, big notes of banana bread, raisins, coriander, figs, light clove, a bit of alcohol

t: raisins, banana bread, clove, caramel, and chocolate-covered cherries up front. mid-palate gets a bit more spicy. the finish has a mild alcohol presence that i find complements all the sweetness

m: medium-ish with bubbly but mild carbonation

o: an absolute rollercoaster of a beer. loaded with flavour, super complex and sweet. one of my favourites

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Photo of Naked_Batman
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-a wooden amber with a thick head that starts strong but fades as the beer is consumed

S-Intense banana esters right up front lead into some steely minerality and earthy malts

T- Again huge hits of wheaty banana and maybe even bubblegum. The sweetness is very well balanced by the slight yeasty notes and malt backbone. Alcohol is well hidden for a 8.2 % brew. Finishes toasty and warm.

M- slightly syrupy, but still crushable. Pleasant warming sensation from the alcohol.

O- A great beer that definitely competes with it's weihestephaner companion. A complex but balanced beer.

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Photo of ZachT
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Beautiful auburn colour, slight haze with a thick white head when poured into a weizen glass
S: Aroma of ripe bananas, clove, nutmeg, bread crust, hints of molasses and toffee
T: Toffee, banana bread, hints of clove, some dark fruits, alcohol is noticeable, melanoidins/molasses, wheat, semi-sweet
F: Medium-full bodied, rich mouthfeel, highly carbonated, sweet malty finish
O: World class beer, its obvious why this is the gold standard for weizenbock, simply head of its class!

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Photo of headlessparrot
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours into my weizen glass a nice chocolatey brown colour with ruby/orange-ish hues around the edge. Lots of visible carbonation through the cloudy beer, but topped by less head than I was expected (though that makes sense, given the high ABV): only two fingers of dense foam, but a very persistent two fingers.

Smell is banana, clove, chocolate malt (roasted, toasted malt?), brown sugar/caramelized sugars, orange peel. Slightly earthy, musty.

Taste is candy sugar, brown sugar, banana, clove, citrus, lightly chocolately, lightly earthy, yeasty, doughy. Surprisingly dry given all the sweet descriptors, and a surprisingly light--almost refreshing--body as well. Carbonation is moderate-high, but not intrusive.

Given the high strength and the intensity of the smell, this is shockingly mellow and drinkable on the flavour front, while still being a super-interesting brew.

This is a fantastic beer. Full stop.

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Photo of Taybeh
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

from a 500 ml bottle into an Aventinus weizenbock glass

a thing of sheer and total beauty. pours a cola brown with reddish tints on the edges and in the light, a big khaki head that leaves some modest lacing. The nose is excellent -- S- rich malty sweetness, biscuit and freshly baked bread to start. Initially poured it too cold and I didn't get the banana at all, but as it warmed...it becomes almost perfect: banana inside some dark plum and fig and raisins, inside some toffee, and a hint of cloves. The taste follows the nose, with a number of excellent layers that are all brilliant to savor. The feel is outstanding...so creamy, smooth, and substantial but not at all boozy and it doesn't feel too heavy either.


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Photo of hman43
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It pours amber with a thick, creamy looking white head. It has aromas of bananas, plums, and roasted aromas. It has flavors of liquorice, roasted malts, dark fruits, and alcohol. It is smooth with alcohol warming on the way down.

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I am not normally a huge fan of German beers, but this is definitely one of my faves. This pours and smells just like you would expect from a traditional German bock. The taste is very complex and finishes with an almost barrel like character. Overall this is a great beer.

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Photo of MikefromNYC
4.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is the perfect beer for a meal, imho. Wheat with some serious flavor, excellent aftertaste, and authentic dipole bock feel. Will definitely be grabbin another soon.

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Photo of SkipZ
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Poured a half finger ivory head into a tall Pils/wheat glass with a translucent dark brewed southern sweet tea color. A pleasant and welcoming nutty brown with a lmedium body.

Nose: Wham! Super creamy malts and sweet dried fruits like dates, raisins and figs and a quick little fennel seed pop and hint of pumpernickel or rye bread.

Taste: So soft and smoothe on the tongue. Fruity Sweetness is there but completely balanced and with a little woodiness, roasted chestnuts and a slight bitter hop pinch right before the finish which is Purely Velvet. If you like Harvey's Bristol Cream Sherry, you'll fall in love with this.

Final Thoughts: This is a warming, feel-good beer that is super creamy and soothing to drink. The aromatics are that to reminisce. I could serve this with smoked oyster and fig hors d'oeuvres on Thanksgiving or drink by the fireplace. This is an awesome just chillin' beer.

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Photo of spamNeggs
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 pint bottle.

Have to admit I'm pretty impressed. Rich and malty with a solid rum raisin-figgy center note. There's some light spice which others can describe better (coriander?) . Residual sweetness, and little hop bitterness (no aroma). 8+% ABV and no burn. Aroma at cellar temp gets more malt and caramel, banana?, coming through than the taste. Honestly, I rarely don't get excited about aroma particularly in not hop forward beers but I might bottle this for my wife as perfume.

I will find more!

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- This brew is super hazy and is of a rich copper color with hints of orange and red in the background. The head is a dense creamy off white color and while it dissipates rather quickly, a lingering bubbly film sticks around the top of the beer.....too hard to tell what the carbonation is like and the lacing isn't very sticky unfortunately, with the patchwork of foam quickly sliding back into my glass.

S- This has a rich malty sweetness about it upfront with heavy notes of yeast, biscuit and freshly baked bread as well! Banana esters are present as well as molasses, toffee/caramel and fruity light grains. There is a spicy finish that catches the nostrils ever so slightly....very nice overall!

T- Beautiful flavors that combine rich dark fruits, with sweet toffee/caramel malt! Banana, black molasses, mildly oaked vanilla, and bread yeast comprise the basis of the flavors with a slightly citrusy backbone. I also get hints of milky chocolate and rum cake spiciness. The finish lingers with sticky flavors on the palate and as this warms, the alcoholic tinge smooths out. There is virtually no hop bitterness either on the finish.

M/O- The mouthfeel of this one is medium/full bodied, and the carbonation is creamy smooth....perhaps the best way to describe this is dessert like....almost banana bread in character! The alcohol is so well hidden for a high percentage and is so well balanced between sweet, dried fruit, alcohol and spice that one forgets that this is beer really! I can see why this is so highly regarded and I would absolutely love to enjoy this beer all evening, but I'm sure it would catch up with me very quickly. This is the essence of excellence for this style and I will most definitely get this one again if given the chance! Full marks and recommendation....if this had a head that retained like Tap X as an example, I feel this would be as close to perfection as possible!

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4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Opaque brown hue with off white head; foam disappeared quickly, no lace. Aromas of ripe fruit; prune and banana too. Ripe fruit, prunes and banana flavors. Medium lite mouthfeel. Semi tart finish. Very good overall.

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4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

look: med dark brown. Looks like ice tea. Decent size head on the pour that completely dissipates.
smell: Rich, bright fruit, smells of fresh bread and sweetness.
taste: quite unlike the nose. Not near as sweet. Some spiciness. Some aromatic spice. Lots happening here.
feel: Don't typically care much for feel unless it's really good or really bad. This one just crackles with carbonation.

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4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy dark brown color similar to that of Coke. Two and a half finger head; phenomenal retention.

S - Very strong, bitter aroma hits you right off the bat. Fairly fruity scented beer with strong presence of banana and other various, darker fruits. Beautiful blend of malt and spice present on the backside. Fairly complex yet well blended aroma overall.

T - Flavor is on par with the smell of the beer. Fairly straightforward and very enjoyable. Caramel malt notes up front finishing with banana and sweet aftertastes.

M - Phenomenal feeling beer. Medium to heavy bodied beer; very smooth. Alcohol is present yet not to strong.

O - Very enjoyable beer overall; good sipping beer. Smooth, warm and not to boozy. Flavor is straightforward and on par with aroma but pleasant.

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4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice color, reddish-brown. pretty, pale head, off white, good persistence, moderately fine.

Smells wonderful. No off notes at all. What beer should smell like.

Malty, a bit sweet. No hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel is moderately rich. Just a shade lighter than one might expect. One certainly feels the 8%+ ABV.

A very good beer. Not for everyday, but fine for a lighter beer with food.

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Photo of Arminius757
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another quality brew from Schneider.
Pours a dark brown-black with a very large packed white head that leaves a strong lacing all the way through.
Smells wonderful, really get a hit of banana and yeast with some spice.
Taste is equally as wonderful, with a banana kick thats back up with a nice malty tone, I even got a bit of milk chocolate out of it. the yeast comes out to round things out. Nice levels of carbonation and a good mouth feel. Note that despite the high alcohol level, there is no really feel of booziness in this one. Super smooth and a wonderful beer to drink. I would have to say though, that Tap 5 is still my top, but this one pulls in a close second.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I w as blown away by this beer. Not sure what to expect and while the aroma and taste were very unique, it was also delicious. Solid beer that seems to handle some cellar time well

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4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a large tulip.
Pours a chestnut brown with a barely visible reddish hue. One finger of bubbly head.
Aromas are nice, lots of spice, and malt and yeast.
Taste is even better, big full flavor. Coriander? Delicious and malty.
Mouthfeel is very nice.
Not having tons of experience with this variety, I have to say it's delicious and hides its ABV well.

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.86/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served at cellar temperature into hefeweizen glass. Was a pain in the arse to pour.

L) Deep chestnut brown opaque, huge fluffy off-white head that dissipates quickly to a bubbly film.

S) Fresh banana and citrus-orange definitely there. Alcohol and red wine notes too. Definitely more there than the standard weizen.

T) Smooth creamy dunkel weissebier taste is soon overtaken by a bit of alcohol burn. There is dried fruit and Christmas cake in the aftertaste.

F) Smooth, not as fizzy as a standard weizen. Pleasant warmth from the alcohol a moment after the swallow.

O) Simply a stronger version of their standard Tap Unser Original, if you like that, you should like this. I spent nearly £5 on this - next time I would just buy 2 Tap 7s.

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4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Time for some Tap 6, Schneider Weisse style! And this is the beer I promised to review over 4 years ago when I did my review of Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen, even though Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus is a Weizenbock, which would natürlich have to be compared to Weihenstephaner’s own Weizenbock: their Vitus. Anyway, let’s not dwell on how much of a beer-geek rookie I was back then, let us dwell on how beer-wise I have become. Oh, and let’s enjoy this tasty Weizenbock or “wheat billy goat” in the direct German translation [I kid you not. Ooo, that was an unexpected goat related pun right there!].

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Weizen glass.

A: A nice deep hazy Doppelbock caramel brown body with a khaki cappuccino froth 1 inch head that soon settles down to a centimetre. So far so great. 9/10.

S: Ironically the aroma for Tap 6 is more bananary than their Tap 7 (aka their Hefeweizen). Following the bold banana note are hints of caramel and dark fruits, but they’re really sitting back and letting the banana do its thing, and I applaud them for it, go banana go! 10/10.

T: DA-AMN! This is why I was comparing this brew to Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen - it’s all that I love about that brew and more, more everything! Bananas with caramel-sticky-date-molasses. It’s big, bold chewy and sugary with a dry finish that has a hint of cola - yes you heard me - cola as in the biggest ™ in the world. There is a minor distraction in a hint of metal lurking about in the aftertaste but otherwise this is Weizenbock that beats all other Weizenbocks. 9/10.

M: Mid to heavy body with some cloying from the sugar (to be expected with an 8.2% ABV heavyweight) and a soft but creamy carbonation. Suits this brew to a T. 9/10.

D: Oh how the mighty have risen with Schneider Weisse! After reviewing their Tap 7 and being a tad disappointed by my memory, which I believe had betrayed me, it turns out my memory of Tap 6 and subsequent now drinking has totally redeemed Schneider Weisse to me as the brutal heavy-hitting awesome Bavarian brewer they are, and a young impudent upstart against die älteste Brauerei der Welt, aka Weihenste... you-know-who-the-hell-I’m-talking-about! If you love puppies and don’t want them killed (by someone named ‘Cletus’ in my employ) drink this beer, YHBW. 10/10.

Food match: Knuspriger schweinebauch mit rotkraut, knödel und püriert apfel.

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