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

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser AventinusSchneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany | website

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

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Photo of Guppy314
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Well chilled in a pint bottle. Pours a dark caramel color and really rich cardamom aroma (spicy). The flavor is malt forward with considerable carbonation and a sharpness that I associate with wheat beers (as opposed to a hopsy bitterness). There is a full mouth feel. While I definitely feel I got my monies worth, I don't see wanting to drink this all night.

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Photo of majorbase2
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown color with a good sized foam head that dissipates quickly. Leaves a thin, bubbly head with no lacing. Lots of chunkies at the bottom.

Alcohol comes through strong in the aroma. Fig, grape and cherry come through as well. Lightly roasted malts.

Taste is very similar to the nose. Masterfully executed. Fig, cherry and prune are strong here, with presence of banana in the background. Licorice. Very pleasant dark fruit notes linger heavily on the tongue, pairing very nicely with the moderately high alcohol.

Medium bodied. Doesn't end up with as much bite from the alcohol as the aroma suggested. Very easy drinker for the flavor profile and ABV; quite unique in that sense. I easily downed this, and could go for another.

Truly sensational beer. A must try.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This wheat dopplebock, or weizenbock, pours a dark brown opaque color with a thick foamy tan head that quickly dissipates. The scent is very malty and of wheat. The taste is very much of biscuity malts, with some caramel notes, and also there is a strong wheat flavor that I’m more used to experiencing with a much lighter beer. There is hardly any hop character to speak of. The alcohol flavor is amazingly mild also considering that this is a 8.2% beer, though as it warms up you taste it more. There is a full, creamy body, but the finish is very nice and crisp, which is very surprising considering the style and the darkness of this beer. This is a really different than a traditional dopplebock at least compared to what I’ve tried, but it’s really amazing. It has more in common with a dunkelweizen, but is heartier. This would be a nice beer to have with some good German sausage on a crisp fall day. This is really an amazing beer.

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly muddy brown, a but lighter/clearer than expected, with medium head and just spots of lacing. Nose is WOW, packed with fruity yeast esters...exactly what you would want in this kind of beer. Taste has banana, dough, spice...again pretty much what you would want. Only gripe is the mouthfeel is a bit harsh/course. Overall, great.

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Photo of microbrewlover
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This brew pours a dark brown with red highlights when held up to the light. There is a very fluffy white head most of which sticks around until the end; little lacing.

The smell is full of sweetness; sweet malts, candy, bubble gum, wheat, black cherry and molasses.

The taste follows the nose with with lots of sweet malts, candy, bubblegum, plum, molasses and wheat all blended together very well. This beer is pure sweetness. A malt bomb. The feel is slightly oily on the finish. No booze leaks through into the finish. Recommend you try it.

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Photo of chicagobeerguy
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Dark dark brown, lingering head, small bubbles
S: Banana, bubble gum, malty, sweet, bready, yeasty
T: Typical banana, bready, soft flavor, ends with a more sweet malty banana skin finish
F: Smooth, soft, slightly higher than medium carbonation, very consistent, coats the mouth well, very nice
O: Delicious beer that is very dangerous, 8.2% it goes down like water, definitely worth a try and would be even better with a Rinderbraten.

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Photo of Dinglehacker
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured often and gladly into a flute glass. Fizzy saltwater bubbles away to murky amber.

Sweet nose, dark grain, malty goodness, red licorice.

Taste is similar, mulchy flavor in an almost chocolatey way, dark oats, some banana, light grape

Sharp mouth, leaves the mouth busy warm with alcohol

A rich, savory delight. Good color, good flavor, For fans of Dunkelweizen, Dunkel lager, Eisbock, oud bruin, flanders red ale, doppelbock, and, of course weizenbock. Drink slow. Savor this king.

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Photo of Djjame
4.61/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

It's as good as they say it is. IMHO, nothing beats it on draft direct at Schneider Weisse Munich. If you buy it bottled make sure you don't chill it too much (like any weisse) 6-8 degrees is perfect. One of the greats.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark brown with a red hue and a creamy off-white head.

I get cinnamon raisin toast off the nose.

Nutty, creamy flavors of vanilla, prunes, banana, and roast malt. Some Werther's candy as it warms.

Really well done, comes together so nicely.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2006 with paper wrapping.

This beer smells fantastic -definitely its highlight- and tastes very good, too. It is a bit thin for my liking overall but quite easy to drink.

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Photo of dd43
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pillowy light tan head, pretty good retention. Ruby highlights on an otherwise medium brown body. Sweet bready aroma coupled with dark fruit notes of fig, prune and raisin. Some banana in there as well, but more like baked fruit than fresh. Some caramel in the aroma and flavor adds a wonderful richness. Drinks really well, medium carbonation and not too sticky sweet. Alcohol notes are restrained despite being over 8% ABV. They are there it's just not what I'd call an especially boozy beer. I will happily drink through this 16.9 oz bottle and appreciate each sip as it warms up.

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Photo of janubio
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a deep amber colour, with reddish reflection to the light. Two fingers creamy head that holds all the while, and a creamy lace all around the glass. Aroma of banana, chocolate, cloves, rainsins, rum. Medium body, palate is dense and thick. Taste of chocolate, bananas, clove, vanilla, rum. If anybody told me it's aged in oak, I'd believe it. Great.

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Photo of stortore
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle into a weizen glass.

Pours a deep amber, fairly opaque and cloudy. Two finger head, some foamy cling. The smell brings malt, caramel, a little smoke, yeast, some black pepper on the pour. Taste is malt forward, caramel, some chocolate, some yeast, still pick up a little smoke. Really good flavor. Smooth, a little bit of a creamy feel. A high level of carbonation that seems appropriate.

A classic Weizenbock. You could drink this every day and be happy.

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Photo of PorterPro125
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type: 500 mL Bottle

Usually I do the standard Appearance, Smell, Taste, Body, and Overall type review, but I feel that this beer deserves more than that.

If you've never had a Weizenbock, don't expect to be treated to a hop circus.

If you've had a Weizenbock before, just know that this is among the best in the world.

Forget all of the contemporary Bocks, this one is deeply rooted and tradition and thats what makes it so great. Intense flavours and aromas of dark syrupy fruit and a slight saison "funk" are how I would describe this beer but that, of course, would be doing this beer a complete injustice.

This beer is just one of those beers that is hard to describe with words. The only way to know what I'm talking about is to have it yourself.

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Photo of CraftySir22
4.92/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is not the first time I've dabbled in traditional German beers and will not be the last. Essentially, if you (random bar in east bum(sex) O(some state that will be offended the least) decided to put this on tap-- I would (hypothetically) order it every single time I walked through your roughshod threshold. This is beer crafted in its most perfect form -- anything we do now is merely a perversion of what was previously established.Wheat Dopplebock... American craft brewmanship has not been allowed to delve into this realm of brewing to any substancial degree because the American consumer craft beer palate has barely left high ABV citrus bomb IPAs which are, to my palate, brash and unilateral... and I mean if that's what you're going for then by all means do not drink this beer.

However, upon buying this beer voluntarily you already know how wonderful it is (probably -- unless you made an impulse buy, in which case you hit the jackpot) . On top of that, you already know that it has hundreds of years of lineage to rely on, so, you already know how good this elixir is.

That being said, this amazing beverage has a dark amber hue, and the clarity is akin to a looking glass in a hurricane. (I'm not sure where that came from). If you were to try to look through this beer you wouldn't be able to because it is dark amber and is hazy to point of obscurity.

When you smell the Aventius Tap 6, you are immediately reminded of your lack of cicerone credentials. However, as soon as you have recovered from that sensory onslaught of amazing dark fruit and sweet syrup. The nose is of a simple saison-like quality but definitely tart and funky.

That being said, tasting this beer is like tasting soda for the first time as a deprived Amish 12 year old. But really, the Look, I've already described and I wont do that again. The smell is of sweet Bavarian yeast.. The taste is sweet, (words like nectar come to mind) and very carbonated (yet perfectly balanced), when this beer journeys down your esophagus it rides on a river on infinitesimally small bubbles that were perfectly crafted through hundreds of years of practice. When it comes to the feel, try it for yourself, it is a wild ride for your taste buds and they will love every minute of it. Cheers! I bet Bavarian Kings drank this stuff.

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Photo of Webzombie
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very dark and wheaty. Finally met my match, usually more of a drink super fast type of person, but this is just great when sipped and enjoyed slow. Have been trying to explore beers different than the usual APA/IPA kinda things and so glad. Just a very enjoyable beer with alot of kick abv wise. Can't taste any of the alcohol which is the biggest plus for me.

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Photo of cavedave
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear and beautiful dark amber with a towering four fingers of stunning off white head.

Full strength aroma. Leading the parade is cloves and banana and dark caramel, with backing by some righteous pear and floral scents. Highly enticing.

The flavor is just like the nose with banana MIA and addition of some nice herbal bitter that keeps things from being too juicy at the end. Delicious.

Medium bodied, highly carb.'ed, with a just right finish that makes this extremely dirinkable and refreshing. The mouthfeel frames the flavor profile perfectly.

Awesome beer I can't believe I have never pulled from shelf. Highly recommended.

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Photo of erk0607
4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Caramel amber, clear
S: Bready malts, clove-spiciness, sweet
T: Sweet, roasted banana bread and malt
F: Heavier, smooth, foams just enough to make it creamy
O: Would get again

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Photo of SCproUA
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite breweries, and this time get a decent beer, but only with one caveat, Tap 5 I liked. I see no reason orisyvat taste, color, smell, everything is very good !!!

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Photo of Beginner2
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My first one left me speechless and my notes from repeats were largely sustained over 10 years.
But it is best I leave this one to the experts.
MJ's 1999 edition gave Aventinus 4 stars of 4 (like 2% rare) and reviewed it "has a huge head, a dark ruby color, an insistent sparkle, chocolatey malt in the aroma, dired fruit in the palate and light close-like finish."
Listed in the "1001", page 624.
Reviewed in Roger Protz' CAMRA classic "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!"

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Photo of Emersonio
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pour: Pint bottle into a mug. Appearance: Dark caramel. Somewhat clear. Virtually no head after pour. Minimal lacing. Aroma: Banana, clove, and very bready. Spicy and peppery. Taste: Follows the nose somewhat. Banana, clove and bread. Aftertaste: Follows the taste and finishes consistent. Banana, clove and bread. Overall: Very consistent. Loved it!

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Photo of gcamparone
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz bottle into a pint glass. Purchased in north providence ri.

Pours a heavy Amber body with a decent white head that reduces slowly to leave little lacing and a ring of retention.

Aroma.. Bubble gum, banana , clove, Belgian spices. On the tongue is banana , bubblegum, heavy saison spice, finished by heavy eatery yeasty spice and cloves. Low carb and medium body.

Overall I can see how this is the benchmark for the style .. For the ABV I could drink this all night , so drinkable

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Photo of HappyGuy12345
4.93/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drank from a 0.5 liter glass in Munich, Germany (and re-sampled from a hefeweizen glass after poured from a bottle)
Appearance: Dark caramel/brown. Good amount of head, measuring approximately three-fingers.
Smell: Very faint amount of banana, coffee, and various spices
Taste: In a word: Delicious. The taste combines the classic weissbier flavor with strong hints of caramel and coffee, raisin, and sugar. There are also some hints of flavors that I cannot even describe (in a good way). This is a truly unique beer in regards to flavor.
Mouthfeel: Light-moderate carbonation. Incredibly smooth going down. Does not overwhelm the palate at all. Certainly a full-bodied beer, especially compared to other beers of the small class.
Overall: Maybe it's because I initially tried this beer in the USA, found it delicious, and then was able to drink it on on tap in the Schneider Weisse Brewhouse in Munich, that I simply fell in love with this beer. There are many amazing German beers, but this is my favorite thus far.

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Photo of Casey3236
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

To be fair, I'm not a fan of beers with a "spicy" component, so I knew going in this would not be my favorite. Pleasantly surprised by rich malt body with underlying sweetness. The spiciness is understated which was to my liking. Not big on this style, but if I drink this style again it will be tap 6.

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Photo of MACrist
4.98/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

APPEARANCE: Rust-brown and murky. More of a copper up to light. Huge tan, creamy, 3+ finger head that won't quit. Leaves a decent amount of short lived lacing down the glass. Did not notice the visual carbonation, sorry.
AROMA: "That's a bingo!!" Hefe Weizen tour de Force (yes I realize it's not a Hefe), banana, clove, incredibly bready. But there is something here that is unlike a Hefe. Lots of pepper. Black pepper and a really nice grassy smell. Oddly, the first thing I thought of was rootbeer when I first smelled it....I chalk it up to being very cold, lol.
TASTE: Banana bread, pepper, lots of cloves, freshly cut grass. Leans more to the sweeter side on the finish, but not cloying. Dry finish.
FEEL: Nice, big carbonation. Soft on the palate. Medium body.
OVERALL: Beautiful beer, for all the reasons I've already given. I don't see how you can do any better than this, but if you can...I'd like to experience it.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 2,098 ratings.