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

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3,974 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,974
Reviews: 2,047
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 257
Gots: 355 | FT: 6
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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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Ratings: 3,974 | Reviews: 2,047
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4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle with a production date 25 Jan. 2012 with a best by date of Jan. 2013. Purchased in Bavaria and poured into a wine glass in Innsbruck.

A: Pours with a large, billowing tan head over a cloudy chestnut liquid. The head has good duration but leaves little lacing.

S - Plenty of banana and yeast, but nicely rich and complex. Other components include prunes, raisins, dates and other dark fruits and spices. Although the beer was not real cold to start, the aroma still improved with warming.

T: Similar to what the nose implied, this beer is a rich concoction of dark fruits and spices. The banana and clove are more prominent in tasting, but dates, figs, raisins, and prunes still make an appearance. Finishes with nicely balanced mix of spices, yeast, caramel, banana, and bready malt.

M: Creamy smooth with a body that is closer to full than medium. Medium carbonation.

O: not my style of beer, but easy to see why this is considered a world-class weizenbock. It is in fact the best I've had. The fruitiness and complexity make this one seem somewhat similar to a dark Belgian brew.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from 8/2010 notes. Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a translucent orange brown with a copious light tan head and nice lacing. Delicious wheat/malt aroma. Wheat and caramel malt flavor up front with a caramel finish that is slightly dry and a hint of hops. Very nicely integrated and tasty. A wonderful wheat beer.
Edited 9/12/2012
Review of a special bottling of 2008 Aventinus weizenbock, bottled after 4 years of cellaring by the brewer. Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a dark reddish-orange amber with a half finger light tan head and lacing. Same appealing aroma of caramel malt with some spicy herbal elements. Flavor is nicely integrated wheat and sweet caramel malt with malty, somewhat dry finish with light hops. This bottle has a silky smooth, creamy body with excellent mouth feel. I increased the mouthfeel rating on this from 3.5 to 4.
Since this aged version was bottled at the brewery, it probably should have a separate listing (I see other 2008 reviews here that are probably from this bottling), but will review it here for now. A great ale that obviously improves with age.

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

A: Slight white head over inviting brown liquid.

S: Figs, raisins, yeast and caramel.

T: Figs, raisins, red grapes, pears, caramel, and citrus hop flavours. There is some sourness in the finish, especially as it warms.

M: Medium viscosity and low carbonation.

O: Great complexity in the flavours of this Weizenbock, but the mouth feel could use a higher level of carbonation.

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

Served on tap in an Aventinus glass

Pours a hazy dark murky brown with a one finger off white head. The nose is a spicy dark fruit brew with notes of toffee and caramel. This beer is very bready, has a lot of dark fruits and a caramelized taste and feel. This beer has a rather smooth feel but is still a rather massive beer. There is a slight sour bitterness to this beer that seems a bit out of place but doesn't hurt the beer, rather then set it apart from the others. A solid doppelbock/weizenbock, Would drink again.

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Nice looking clear amber beer with a off white head that left ample lacing. A nice malty aroma with wheat overtones. Obvious Germany hops and flavoring, but a little more complexity that most other German beers I have enjoyed. I was excited to find this beer, and it lived up to my expectations.

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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a 23oz weizen glass.

A - Pours with a massive, billowing head of light tan bubbles. Deep chestnut hue with ruby highlights. The head doesn't last long and within a few minutes disappears entirely, leaving no lacing whatsoever. Definitely a letdown in this department.

S - Immediately complex. A barrage of dark fruits, spices, and earthy aromas. Dried plums, figs, medjool dates, dark raisins and pumpernickel upfront. Bits of banana, molasses, and clove are present as well. Rich boozy sweetness, with bready malt, candi sugar and a Belgian-esque yeast strain. Deep and inviting caramel presence permeates the whole aroma; sort of the kind you taste in dates. Subtle notes of dark chocolate, almonds, and a mild fennel/licorice linger nicely.

T - Much as the nose implied, this beer is a rich concoction of dark fruits and spices. Dates, figs, raisins, and dried plums. Lots of bready malt, tasty yeast and wheat in here, maybe even some rye malt (pumpernickel?). Finishes with a kick of spice along with boozy sweetness, caramel, dark chocolate, banana, fennel and cherry. A touch less complex than the nose had me thinking, but this brew is still well deserving of the reputation that precedes it. Finishes dryer than expected, with a subtle bitterness and long-lasting aftertaste. This really reminds me of a flavor profile for a Belgian dubbel, with the dark fruits and residual sweetness.

M - Mouth-filling from the first sip. The body is quite thick, with low carbonation throughout. While the alcohol is detectable in taste, it leaves zero warmth in the finish. Doesn't take long for this one to coat the mouth and become rather sticky, which I love with a big, dark brew. My only gripe is that the carbonation feels a little too low.

D - It's easy to see why this is considered a classic brew by many. Just an all around well crafted, and deceptively drinkable German beer. Although, as mentioned before, this is fairly similar to a Belgian dark ale or dubbel. While this brew brings to the table what most other darker German beers do, it has a greater depth to the profile, increased complexity, and unique subtleties that really separate it from the pack. This definitely won't be my last Aventinus.

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3.56/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark chestnut with a violet tinge in the light. Opaque with a half a finger and a half of head that dissipates to a very thin layer that doesn't quite cover the top. Lots of banana kick off the aroma with some clove and pepper, backed with a caramely malt with a little tinge of copper. Surprisingly Belgian Double-ish. Very smooth flavor. Caramel is the backbone with sweet chocolate and estery lightness. Banana and spices are there, but a bit muted from the aroma. Feel is a lot lighter than I expected. This ends lighter than it starts, which is something I've never experienced. Dry finish.

Very interesting. I'd like to try this aged a few years. I had the Eisbock and thought it was too heavy, but this is surprisingly light and more complex. Will try again.

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