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

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3,544 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,544
Reviews: 1,980
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 192
Gots: 189 | 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.

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Parrotshake

Australia

4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Slightly murky, less than a finger of tan head. Held up to the light, much like a glass of mostly flat coke with a some stuff in it.

S: Bread, alcohol, cocoa, as well as some refreshing spicy kind of thing I can't quite place.

T: Malty as hell up front, vaguely Christmas-pudding - all loaded up with rum and fruit but not at all too sweet/cloying, slow, spicy burn after that. Very nice.

M: Medium body, a little more carbonated than I'd expected. Finishes warm. Smooth, rich and worth taking your time with.

D: I picked one up casually on the way home from work and now I'm legally unable to drive back and get a couple more for a while. That's the only problem I have with it, I guess. Extremely more-ish for a beer with such a pronounced alcohol character.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2009 10:00:18 | More by Parrotshake
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Rennpferd

Wisconsin

4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It poured a deep golden brown. It had a three finger head that slowly retreated down the edge of the glass. A heavy amount of carbonation could be seen rising from the bottom of the glass.

It had a spicy grape and pomegranate scent. Sugary malt and lite hops were present as well.

Spicey hops taste, smooth rich malt with a tart hop finish. Complex and refreshing. It had a medium body that went down easy.

A very good beer. Complex and refreshing. Well worth the price and hunting it down.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2009 00:38:50 | More by Rennpferd
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kemoarps

Washington

3.85/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a beautiful deep ruby amber, with a light tan head, that lasted beautifully.
The smell is sweet, with a strong fruit aspect, especially banana. Also a bit yeasty on the nose.
The taste follows the nose, but with a bit more bitterness. The dominant flavours remain the banana and yeast, some cloves and the aforementioned bitterness. Reminds me in some ways of the New Belgium Abbey, but only in some nuances.
It's gentle on the palate, the carbonation is not overwhelming, and it goes down quite smooth. For an above average alcohol content beer, it is not particularly noticeable, which in this case is kind of nice. It's also a beer I could see myself drinking several of if that happened to be what I had, as there are no aspects that really limit it's repeatability.
I bought this on recommendation from one of my residents, who had overflowing praise. I came in a little bit skeptical, because that's just the way I take other people's recommendations. I enjoyed it, though.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2009 05:37:27 | More by kemoarps
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 500ml single at Arctic Liquors in Steamboat, CO around $4.

A: this one tried to escape the bottle before I had a chance to pour it, cloudy dark brown with a cream colored head, about half an inch or so thick, not real dense or rocky, recedes to a film.

S: Big time banana and clove flavor, much more pronounced than a regular hefe, faint hints of chocolate, has a distinct yeast smell, somewhat plastic, but not out of place. Light burnt smell as well.

T: Follows the nose exactly, banana, a little more chocolate in the mouth than the nose though, a little bit of tangy wheat in there too. Booze is really well hidden for 8.2% (as stated on bottle) strong yeast presence. All the flavors of a solid hefeweizen but amped up. Excellent. I'm really digging this tonight, as opposed to other times I've tried it. Great beer.

M: Thick and creamy, faint carbonation, slight booze warmth.

D: Dangerously drinkable for such a high abv. Tasty beer, a few pints of this would be awesome. Highly recommended. A beer that I will try to have on hand.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2009 03:04:39 | More by pokesbeerdude
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Halcyondays

California

4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Half-liter bottle,

A: Pours a murky, dirty brown with a, rather light for a weizen, off-white head.

S: Outstanding. Freshly baked banana bread.

T: Dark malt, pumpernickel/rustic dark bread is heavy on the first sip with a lot of sweetness. Ethanol and spice (cinnamon, star anise) come out with the banana and rich clove flavour to finish the beer.

M: Medium/full bodied, moderately high carbonation, very smooth, rich, a bit of an ethanol slickness.

D: A good beer and certainly regarded as the classic of the style. One of the best weizenbocks I've had for sure. Strong, tasty flavours make this a sipper, space it out over an hour and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2009 05:09:04 | More by Halcyondays
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eruckart

Tennessee

4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Purchased at a local liquor store out of sheer curiosity and was pleasantly surprised with this beer. I unknowingly had a glass from the brewery from a previous trip to Bruisin' Ales that just happened to be the only glass large enough to hold the beer. I have not had any Weizenbocks before this so I did not know what to expect. It had a sweet taste and quite a bit of head which left some nice lacing on the glass as I drank it down. During my last trip to Bruisin' Ales I picked up a 2004 bottle of the Aventinus to try side by side against a regular bottle of it to see how it changes as it is aged.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2009 23:03:38 | More by eruckart
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droomyster

Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

For those who have not tried it and are skeptical about its universal round of applause: yes, Aventinus really is all that! It pours an extremely cloudy spectrum that ranges from a hazy yellow at the thinnest points in the glass to an impenetrable brown at its deepest, with a big, frumpy, tan head standing on top of it all. Its aromas span the spectrum of straightforward wheatiness at one end to complex dark fruits and spices at the other. Yeastiness also comes through loud and clear on the nose, as it does on the palate. Dark fruits including prunes, raisins, and berries, along with a nice toastiness and yeasty softness all blend on together in perfect harmony. For the past 5 years I've been having perhaps two or three of these per year. No matter how many beers in the same or approximate categories that I try, Aventinus remains one of my all-time favorites.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2009 10:01:57 | More by droomyster
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scootny

New York

4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just the best example of the style. A huge head that arrives explosively and stays for eternity. The beer stays covered. Vigorous carbonation is easily seen even though the brew is an opaquely cloudy mahaogany. That is before I make an effort to swirl the yeast in. A light touch of lacing in spite of the abv and low hop content.

Smell is massively fruity. Big banana, clove, raisins. Hints of anise and a spicy pepperiness. Sweet wheat malt adds a sour lemony twang.

Taste is beyond words but I'll try... Large banana yeastiness with a sweet wheat malty backbone. Clove in abundance with a subtle lemon presence, a gentle twang. Yeast dark fruit esters. A melon like juiciness. Alcoholic sweetness in the finish. A mild hop bittering and a lingering fusel note as well as graham flavored breadiness.
Feel is velvety, carbonation is creamy.

Drinkability is better that it has a right to be. While just a touch hot it nevertheless encourages you to go for it. The abv does not call out and the taste and feel is seems lighter than it is.

The paradigm for the style. It has all the attributes of a hefe and a bock in the same glass. At the same time it takes each to a new level in brewing.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2009 03:45:19 | More by scootny
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biggred1

Indiana

4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Turbid, brown body with a fizzy off white head that subsides quickly, minimal lace. Smell is very savory, vanilla, apple, clove, cocoa and banana. Tastes much bigger than the aroma with a nice bubblegum/banana-clove-vanilla quality up front, followed by gingerbread and an almost vinuous chalky smooth, dry finish. Medium mouthfeel with a ton of carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden. One of the finest beers out there. Outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2009 23:06:59 | More by biggred1
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Amalak

New York

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a cloudy brown, mostly opaque. Thick, foamy head. It has a mild wheat and vanilla smell to it.

Very intense taste. The wheat jumps out at first, but the banana and vanilla sit in the back of the throat. The aftertaste is too much, but I respect the uniqueness of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2009 21:30:35 | More by Amalak
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Vengeance526

Louisiana

4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy brown color with a thick, frothy, 3-4 finger white head and moderate amounts of lacing.

Smells of wheat and fruit. Banana, citrus and some grapes all come through. Mildly sweet.

Taste also imparts a mild sweetness with notes of banana and grape. Wheat and cloves also evident.

Mouthfeel is fairly smooth. Alcohol is mostly hidden but does start to come through near the end. I probably wouldn't want more than one of these in a sitting, but this might be worth picking up again some other day.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2009 02:40:31 | More by Vengeance526
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DeusExChronica

Virginia

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oh, I'm so glad I came across this beer. Wheat beer fans rejoice, this is an excellent find.

Appearance - The beer pours out as a cloudy brown/dark amber color. Although the murky color may not seem the most appealing, the dark wheat color is still inviting. The head builds up quickly and fades away fast; no lacing on the glass.

Smell - Initially heavy wheat and malt. Citrus came through nicely as I continued. Seemed to pick almost a smokey scent but not sure; there were other scents that I couldn't put my finger on (I'll need to try the beer again).

Taste - Wonderful rich malty taste. Banana bread and small clove flavors come through well without being overpowering. With each sip there was a great transition going from a slight sour to a sweet malt flavor at the end. The taste of the alcohol is strong but all the flavors are so well balanced it doesn't stand out.

Mouthfeel - A little carbonation at the start; very smooth on the tongue

Drinkability - Overall this is a beer that I can and will drink again. Even if you're not a huge wheat or malt fan like myself you will enjoy this beer. While the alcohol strength is masked well by the complex flavors, it is still a strong beer, and one that I would rarely have more than one bottle of in a sitting. As much as I want to say this is a perfect beer, I want to see if Schneider and Sohn can improve anything on it.

As a fan of hefeweizens and good malt beers, Aventinus should not be overlooked. It is well priced and worth the money.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2009 04:46:23 | More by DeusExChronica
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hoplover82

Texas

4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a hazy deep light brown color, with a medium to small off white bubblyhead that quickly dissapates to nothing. No lace noticed.

S-Smells like a grape slushy. Slightly clovy, actually gets very clovy as it warms. Lots of grapes dominate.

T-Very dark fruits some alcohol warmth raisins, sweet bread dough. Very sweet caramel. Must have used spicy hops. Very light bitterness.

M-Full to medium bodied because of all the bubbles. Pretty smooth sipper.

D-Just one of two.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2009 03:01:19 | More by hoplover82
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jamesm7485

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Been drinking nothing but dipa's ris's and all that crazy stuff latley so its time for a change!

The beer pours with a light amber base that gets progressively darker as it reaches it's perfect white head.

Smells like a bastard child of la folie and ayinger doppelbock absolutley heaven

The taste has less sour tones than the smell would lead you to beleive however the over powering sweetness that is present in some doppelbocks is much more controlled here.

The mouthfeel has some initial carbonation but is very smooth overall not ten fidy smooth but this isnt exactly ten fidy now is it.

Drinks very well for the abv and the style probably couldnt do more than a few bombers without being on my ass but amazing never the less

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2009 04:20:21 | More by jamesm7485
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nrpellegrini

Maryland

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy dark brown color with a thin white head that fades. Smells of sweet wheat. Tastes of a brown ale and dopplebock characteristics. Good clean wheat and a smooth nutty flavor, but sweet. Mouth is great, a nice rich texture goes down perfectly. A close second to Victory Weizen Bock

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2009 05:24:56 | More by nrpellegrini
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Schwarzwald

Tennessee

4.8/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Nice dark brown color and white head. Head leaves very quickly and provides an easy to drink well carbonated beer. Enough about the feel, color and smell! What a great beer! Get some german cheese, some crackers and have at it. This one will always have a shelf in my fridge. I love it and think that it goes very well with German food. It just tastes like Germany. Enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2009 21:18:59 | More by Schwarzwald
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Stimack

New York

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brew poured into a Weihenstephan weizen glass. Has a nice deep brown color with a fair sized light tan head that had fair retention which left nice lacing. The aroma is very nice, fresh fruit (highlighting Lemon), clearly banana (guess that would be a fruit but it is a different aroma than the fruit that I pick up), whole wheat bread and cloves. The flavors are clear and simply excellent. Rich sweet malt flavor with a slight chocolate and vanilla hint (upfront), clearer clove and banana flavors mixed with an inviting alcohol taste at the tail end. Spiciness sticks around at the back of the mouth for a bit. Nice amount of carbonation plays well with the flavors. This is a very tasty brew but IMO dangerous as it goes down very easily but I am already feeling (empty stomach) it. Very nice brew and for the price you can not beat it.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2009 02:42:34 | More by Stimack
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Buebie

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into an oversized snifter. 3 finger white cola head very quickly receeding to a qaurter inch cap. Very much colat like in head, with much snap crackly pop like noises.
Thin spotty lace.
The color on this beer is quite dark, almost black. A glowing unfiltered pale brown when held to light.

It smeels like a wheat wine, mollases, dark brown candy sugar, cloves, and many other spices.
Its somwhat sweet with a bitter root kick at the knose.

Aromas transfering to flavor, with a root beer like taste. Spice kicks in and cloves and root dominate. Carbonations tickes the pallet all the way through. Somwhat sweet, bordering on semi-sweet root beer beer.

Interesting, not somthing I'll seek out again, but definatly good to try.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2009 23:48:07 | More by Buebie
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Stunner97

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance- Very dark ruby brown, foamy whit carbonated head that things after pour to be laced, very cloudy and impossible to even see through

Smell- Wheat and fruit in the first nose of the beer, yeast and typical smell associated with your wheat beers,

Taste- One of the most amazingly flavorful beers you will find, taste great first on the tongue and gets better through the finish. The flavors of a great smooth wheat beer

Mouthfeel- soft and delicate yet extremely complex

Drinkability- Very delicious with a 8.2 which is completely masked by its good flavor

I will tell you first off all that I am not even a fan of wheat beer but this is good. Try it you wont be disappointed even if your not a huge fan of wheat beer. Good buy and a good treat.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2009 05:10:00 | More by Stunner97
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heapofaoatmeal

North Carolina

4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

wowie zowie. this is a keeper. sweet estery malty aroma. clove, banana, sweet but not too. refreshing subtle bitterness cuts the sweet making it eminently drinkable. no idea how they hide 8.2% so well. clove is subtle, plays well with the hops to cut the sweetness. this is truely a great beer and proves why six generations of schneider have been making this beer the same way.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2009 05:05:34 | More by heapofaoatmeal
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WalrusJockey

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into a Duvel glass.

Appearance- dark reddish brown, but hold it to the light and the brilliant blood orange color comes through the bottom of the glass. Splendid cream colored head.

Smell- smells for all the world like a Belgian Strong Brown or Abby. Cloves, orange peel, spice and malt are all very noticeable.

Taste- *very* strong, sweet malt flavors, backed firmly with cloves and spices, and a more subtle orange flavor. Swallow is yeasty and malty, and eventually an aftertaste of oranges malt and yeast shows up.

Moutheel- briskly carbonated, this beer is heavily malted, yet fairly light in the mouth. Goes down well, but isn't as smooth on the swallow as on the mouth, and actually makes its weight felt once it hits the belly. None of this is bad, but after less than half a glass, it is giving me a full feeling.

Drinkability- I will definitely consider getting this beer again, it is a very good beer. Though it isn't a great after dinner beer, so don't make my mistake.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2009 01:04:44 | More by WalrusJockey
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a three-finger light tan head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Almost cloudy dark amber color, ton of yeast in bottom of bottle. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Caramel nose. Flavor is sweet yeasty caramel, clean finish. Cellars well, brewed 2004. $6.75 for a 500ml bottle from a Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, ME.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2009 23:49:12 | More by jdhilt
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meday

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Part of the Weihenstephaner/Aventinus/Salvator Doppelbock tasteoff

White long-lasting head. While the other two heads were long gone, Aventinus was still strong.

I could smell the yeast, and possible some flour, but that could be a reaction to the yeast smell.

Sweet cinnamon flavor, but still tasting the yeast. It almost had the taste of a belgian yeast.

Mouthfeel was alive and crisp. It was certainly the most interesting.

Still very drinkable, but not as much as Weihenstephaner.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2009 14:49:07 | More by meday
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farrago

New Jersey

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

You could say it has an attractive amber-brown color but it's as murky as murky gets, bubbles highly visible though and pours with a healthy amount of head, looks serious in intent. Sweet spice laden nose emphasizing clove and nutmeg, malty in a dry way with more carob than chocolate, nice orange citrus reduction notes, dried apple and pear fruit scents, cherry too. Medium-bodied with a great deal of agility, never once feels as if it has soaked into your palate until it has. More of that clove and anise spice, good deal of carbonation keeps any given flavor from achieving dominance. The fruit lowered in favor of wheat, half-baked bread although more banana here. Almost banana bread. The maltiness is not outsized, more textural than flavor oriented. Admirable persistence through the finish.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2009 23:45:36 | More by farrago
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jimsimply

Georgia

4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this one (after an unfortunate encounter with a vanilla porter).

A: Poured golden amber, with a nice head and lacing that stuck around for a bit.

S: Everything you'd expect here: wheaty, malty aroma, with some spiciness for good measure.

T: Excellent, complex flavor. Some vanilla with some nice tangy notes beneath. Hints of raisins and cocoa.

MF: Light, and very easy to drink.

D: I was going a bit faster than I should have, given the hour, but the beer lent itself to that. The alcohol is there in the finish, but not overpowering.

Tasty!

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2009 17:15:32 | More by jimsimply
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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