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

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96
world-class

2,038 Reviews
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Reviews: 2,038
Hads: 4,081
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 275
Gots: 411 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

Formerly Schneider Aventinus.
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Photo of shillzor
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a Weizen glass.

Look: Dark brown color, like brewed coffee. Opaque, even at the edges, with floaties that eventually form a dark sediment at the bottom of the glass. It has an even, off-white head which slowly disappears.

Smell: Clove, bananas, esters.

Taste: Matches the nose--clove and banana at the front, roasted malts on the finish.

Feel: Medium body with a very smooth, slightly boozy finish.

Overall: This is one of the first weizenbocks that I've tried, and I'm very impressed. Watch out for the wallop of alcohol! (568 characters)

Photo of SierraFlight
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle poured into weizen glass. Appearance is cloudy medium brown that rises slowly from off-white foam that fills the glass. Some patches of lace stick to the glass. Aroma is bubblegum, clove, banana, raisin, roasted wheat malt, and a whiff of alcohol. Taste is dominated by fruity sweetness coming from the malt and banana, apple, raisin, and tropical fruit esters. The sweetness is complimented by the spicy clove and anise flavors. A fuzz of alcohol in the swallow. On the high end of medium bodied, creamy and thick texture, lots of carbonation, sweet estery finish. (581 characters)

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

Look: clear, dark brown, good head retention fluffy head, medium carbonation. Aroma: dark stone fruit with a grainy malt aroma. Burnt caramel, toasty malts. There is a bananas fosters aroma. Some alcohol aroma. Flavor: extra ripe stone fruit some alcohol, mild hops. Roasty and caramelized malts. Feel: medium plus body, lively carbonation. Overall this is a delicious and perfect example of this style of beer. (411 characters)

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

First heard about Schneider Weisse from a Bavarian-German international student at a UC San Diego beer club meeting. He claimed to be from a town, Kelheim, which hosted the worlds best Weizenbier brewery, Schneider Weisse. My interests were piqued, so I knew I had to try some of their wares out. After much searching and coming up empty handed, I found it at a Whole Foods and settled for their premium pricing. $5/500ml

Amber colored. Enjoyed warm ~60F, so it poured nice and frothy. A head about 2 fingers thick formed. First impression of this beer was its intense estery aroma. Very sweet and bread-like. Some quite nice yeasty flavors. Very smooth and nicely sticky.

This was an impressive and very drinkable doppelbock/weizenbock. Very well rounded and very well executed. Definitely world-class. Looking forward to more from this brewery! (849 characters)

Photo of hreb
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Half liter bottle served in a weizen glass. This beer is brown and cloudy, which makes for a stark, intriguing look in the glass -- dark, but not the typical of dark ales (or stouts/porters). Small dark tan head which falls quickly. Aroma is of uncooked bread dough. Flavor is distinctly Aventinus. Fantastic spicy clove and grain flavors from the yeast. Mouthfeel is surprisingly light, with fine carbonation. Finish is neutral. This beer is fantastically drinkable, which is especially impressive when you consider it's essentially a Doppelbock that happens to be brewed with wheat (I often find Doppelbocks chalky and quickly tiring to my palate). What really gets me though is the depth of flavor that carries over the tongue. It's just a series of fantastic wheat and barley flavors complemented by German style hops, impeccably balanced. This beer is perfection and I hope they never change it.

One of my favorite beers ever since I first tried it over 10 years ago. There's no excuse for me not drinking this more often -- it's widely available and reasonably priced. (1,087 characters)

Photo of dcw6363
4.61/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From a bottle that was several months old.

Dark toffee colored, a little hazy, one inch of fine bubbles. A lot going on in the nose: some banana, a little clove, a little bubblegum, some dark candy and apple. Tastes like it smells, with a wheat bite. Esters everywhere.

Mouthfeel is great, creamy but still a little sharp on the tongue, due to the wheat.

I love this beer, it's like a cross between a dubbel (some dark sugar taste), a tripel (banana), and a wheat. That combination sounds weird on paper, but it works wonderfully. This is one of the best beers I've ever had. (I've had it on tap as well; it's even better in that format.) (647 characters)

Photo of ntgrant
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Dark red/brown color, rather cloudy.

Smell: Aromatic, darker fruits.

Taste: Full-bodied, caramel, slightly licorice. aftertaste is almost like crown royal. (164 characters)

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

Appearance is a cloudy reddish brown colour. Pours a medium sized head that fades away to a thin head.

Aroma is sweet with yeast notes, cloves and bananas.

Taste is sweet with typical weiss beer yeast flavour. There is a treacle like flavour with a hint of spice. Some similarities to a Belgian tripel and Belgian strong dark ale but with a lighter, thinner mouth feel. The high ABV is not apparent and it drinks more like a 5.5 or 6 per cent beer.

Overall a pleasant and enjoyable beer. My first Weizen-dopplebock. This did not blow me away but it was a bit more flavousome than a standard hefeweiss. I would be interested to try more in the style.

80/100 (662 characters)

Photo of tillmac62
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

BOD 2010. From the label tied on with a purple cord, "Therefore in 1999, the SCHNEIDER brewery decided to start aging a limited number of cases of AVENTINUS each year in their historical ice cellar in Kelheim with each batch held for a minimum of three years."

Pours a dark amber with a deep dark ruby hue. Outstanding head volume, good retention and excellent retention. The final pour delivers yeast sediment from bottle conditioning.

World Class rich complex nose of dark fruit (raisin, plum) over a rich malty caramel base. In the background are notes of banana and clove with a hint of chocolate.

Full bodied with a rich creamy texture. Well carbonated with rich effervescence from the middle on - palate perfection.

The flavor profile is World Class - intense, complex and perfectly balanced. It begins with a burst of raisin and plum that slowly yield to chocolate notes over a surprisingly subtle caramel sweetness. The middle effervesces into a burst of banana and clove. As these flavors fade, a subtle bitterness emerges as does a hint of alcohol. The finish is a slow fade with notes of bitter chocolate. (1,132 characters)

Photo of HamdenHector
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: cloudy; medium brown in color; 1 finger off white head that receded quickly to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: toffee, raisins, Grape Nuts;

T: complex; no part of this is ever overwhelming; sweet malt up front; a touch of molasses at mid-palate; banana also present and increases from mid-palate through the finish; alcohol is warming and pleasant;

M: medium bodied; highly carbonated;

O: enjoyable; I expected a dark fruit character; also didn't get the bready profile common in the style; (494 characters)

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

look - very hazy brown color, nice frothy head with good retention

smell - strong smell of bananas with a hint of clove

taste - wow. spicy complexity hits the palate first. very malty. tastes like their could be some molasses or brown sugar involved. finishes dry and a tiny bit citrusy. super-well balanced.

feel - full-ish bodied. half smooth and half crisp. ABV is undetectable

overall - love it, recommend it, awesome beer (430 characters)

Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Although as much "true to style" as the versions from Weihenstephaner and New Glarus, the appearance on this weizenbock was a bit off-putting: very hazy, dishwasher brown, with minimal head, but good cling to the glass

More pronounced alcohol notes in the aroma and taste - this is phenolic and estery, boasting a ton of allspice, clove, and aged/bruised apple and pear, lower levels of banana. Consistent with the color, there is a mild roastiness dialing back the malty sweetness. No hop aroma or flavor discernible. Well-carbonated. (538 characters)

Photo of Mikus
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a small 6oz 'lady' glass (kind of a tiny tulip thing). Deep brown with ruby around the edges and a 1/2 finger of eggshell head that held pretty tight. Had some notes reminiscent of my experiences with tripels. Got some distinct notes of licorice, clove, and dark fruit on the nose. Ripe banana, clove on the palate. Extremely fresh tasting. Medium mouthfeel. Just as clean, and crisp as can be. Great beer experience. (436 characters)

Photo of Das_Reh
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a weizen glass 1/18/2015

A = Brown beer with somewhat fizzy and aggressive carbonation. Very little lacing (but at over 8% abv I wasn't expecting much). After adding the yeast from the bottle the beer is almost completely opaque. Head is about 1 finger tall and tan.

S = Toasted wheat and malts, brown bread, bananas, cloves, dark fruits, sweet kitchen spices.

T = Again, sweet toasted malts and a wheaty twang, bananas and dark bread, cloves, brown sugar, a hint of light roast coffee on the back. Dark fruits. Booze.

M = Somewhat viscous for a wheat beer, heavy in the stomach. Not quite as thick and heavy as a doppelbock but definitely a "meal in a glass"

O = I prefer Vitus to this, in all honesty, but this version of a weizenbock is definitely a better option for cold weather, with it's darker character and higher alcohol. Recommended! (868 characters)

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap from Jungle JIm's, this world class weizenbock pours a dark muddy brown with a fine beaded light tan head of foam and moderate lacing. Nose of plums, raisins, dark sweet malts, dark fruits, and solid alcohol. Flavors glide over the palate in smooth waves of brown sugars, dark fruits of plum and raisins with a light souring to the back blending with alcoholic warmth. Smooth and creamy texture makes this a world class weizenbock with moderate carbonation and layers of flavor that improve vastly with warmth. Light dry finish for such a sweet bock. Complex. Fortunate to have had it on tap!

A legend.

Cheers! (634 characters)

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.61/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thick light/medium brown. Minimal coating.

Nutty and extra sweet. Minimal smell of malts, more like alcohol.

Fruity creamy smooth. Very slightly spicy and zesty.

Very tender and rich. Does not feel like a strong beer.

Overall : Absolutely delicious! Very complex and one of my favorite beer ever tasted. (307 characters)

Photo of Premo88
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz. bottle poured into flute

L: murky brown, a hint of amber/red; decent little head in the tight flute glass, tan color, disappears quickly, keeps a thick collar, no sticking or lacing; clears up at the bottom over time but still opaque at top

S: sour darker fruits ... sour/sweet ... dried fruits, darker fruits ... plum, dates, figs; slight sourness is definite ... I'm assuming its a combination of the darker malts mixed with the wheat

T: fruity fig, dates ... darker dried fruits, some raisin bread ... sweet ... very sweet, in fact; candy ... very Belgian abbey-ale like, almost tastes like a dubbel or quad

F: fantastic solid carbonated feel, easy to drink for such a big brew

O: I love this style ... I don't know much about it, but this brew in particular is very sweet, strong in ABV but easy to drink with all the alcohol hidden, lots of darker fruit tastes; only the slight sourness in the nose tips off the wheat, otherwise it comes off like a really good Belgian dubbel ... fantastic beer (1,018 characters)

Photo of megamick
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Outstanding flavor. Look, smell, taste & feel is what a great beer should be. Fantastic & highly recommended. Needs to be in the "World Class" league. (152 characters)

Photo of Furlinator
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%

Pours a cloudy brown. The huge 2 inch off-white head fades to a thin cap and ring on top and leaves curtains of lace.

The smell is of toasted whole wheat bread, banana and clove.

The taste is of roasted grain, banana, clove, molasses and faint coffee.

The texture is heavy bodied with medium carbonation.

Delicious toasted bread, banana and faint spice goodness. (370 characters)

Photo of TCJ0100
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

The beer is a rich dark tan color. It's so good I decided to write a review which is rare for me. It pours a delightful head, and it just looks plain delectable.

The smell is phenomenal: I get banana, clove, peppermint, a touch of booze culminating in a fresh lemongrass aroma. It smells like a hefeweizen with some extra alcohol and earthy flavors. In the taste I get candy sugar, wheat, honey, clove, banana, and a little booze. It tastes like that clove gum with some alcohol added.

This is a great beer. I have to drink these occasionally to remind myself that there is more to beers than hops and coffee stouts. It is almost sad to realize that no American brewery could replicate this taste. I rate this among some of the best beers created. Its not barrel-aged or hop forward, but it's delicious and subtle, which I have yet to find in American beer. (860 characters)

Photo of jcruelty
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

I prefer Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock. In addition to tasting better, Celebrator also has that tassle-y thing attached to the neck of the bottle... CLASS (155 characters)

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

The aroma is characterized by spicy clove and a hint of alcohol along with a banana-like sweetness and a faint undertone of dark fruit or molasses. The body is cloudy and dark brown with a creamy, off-white head; creamy lacing clings to the glass. The predominant flavor is sweet and tangy, which is oddly reminiscent of baked beans. There is a good twang of clove-like spiciness with just a touch of banana-like sweetness (not as prominent as in the nose) and fairly noticeable alcohol. Over time, the flavor evens out, and becomes darkly fruity, earthy/woody, and dry. The considerable alcohol adds some dryness and warmth; it is somewhat creamy and medium-full in body with soft and frothy carbonation and a good carbonic bite.

Overall, very flavorful and expressive, strong but not overwhelming. Instead of being merely a weizen with more alcohol, the typically sweet bubblegum and banana flavors are subdued while the spiciness, dark fruitiness, and rich malt take center stage, making it reminiscent of a Belgian dark strong with more clove and frothier carbonation. (1,074 characters)

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Beer pours murky brown with a tan head that is rocky and likes to stick to the glass.

Aroma of dark baked bread, some banana, a touch of alcohol.

Beer is rich and full on the palate, I get notes of bread, banana, alcohol, and darker grains.

This is a great beer, it is warming a bread like, great for a cold day. (316 characters)

Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

1 pint bottle, poured into a bell glass at approximately 45 degrees F.

A: Pours the color of weak coffee or strong tea, pooling into the glass as a lovely shade of burnished copper, cloudy and murky with a red-copper sheen where light shines through along the sides of the glass. The head is a pale, faint tan, and lingers a while as a cap which leaves some sheet lacing that slowly slips back down to the surface.

S: Toffee-sprinkled wheat bread dipped in caramel, slathered in some banana and grape preserves.

T: A malt explosion, all toffee-caramel bread. Hints of banana and cloves swim through the sweetness, alongside some faint grape-raisin-black cherry echoes. There's a touch of herbaceous bitterness to the finish, and oddly, I get more alcohol heat from the Aventinus than the Aventinus Eisbock.

M: A tad on the thin side, towards watery, but still somewhat sticky, with lively carbonation.

O: A phenomenal weizenbock, managing to keep the focus on sweetness, malt, and fruit flavors, without much of a noticeable hop presence. In a straight comparison, I'd choose the eisbock version every time, but that is an entirely different category of beer. (1,164 characters)

Photo of aleigator
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%

Big white, slightly beige head, with a nut brown, earthy color. Leaves a decent lacing.

Banana, warm malts, honey, plums, molasse and ripe pear.

Excellent, refreshing beginning, supported by banana, malts and a fitting, high carbonation. Decent complexity, malt gives this a medium-body, with a spicy, warm, slightly alcoholic addition and a long honeyed finish with hints of metallic carbonation. Slick, oily and pleasantly smooth mouthfeel. Aftertaste is sweet with toffee and bready malts, convert to a warming feeling in the stomach. Yeast does a lot of work here, without creating the usual "Weizen" impression. This is a warming and refreshing beer at the same time, with a great fruity body, completed by spices and a pleasant sweet finish. (751 characters)

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 2,038 ratings.