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

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3,600 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,600
Reviews: 1,983
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 201
Gots: 210 | FT: 6
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001)
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Bierfreund

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

Found it in our local beer store, what a surpise! We had seen this beer before elsewhere, but there it had been offered in a case only, and if I remember it right, the asked price had been around 80$. We can't afford to spend that kind of money on a beer we have never even tried, so we had to let that go.

But now!!!
Sold in single bottles for 4.50$.
Yay!
That's more like it!

It poured hazlebrown (!) into our glasses (german wife and I share all beers), the head was very thick and dark beige (even a bit brownish). And that thick head stayed!

Fruity nose gave a slight hint of lemon. Wife even thought of pineapples.

I am trying it - wow!
The alcohol (8.2% Vol.) hits me in the face immediately. I am thinking of Brandy while sipping this fine bavarian beer.

Nice tingeling with every sip, yet a very smooth mouthfeel.

05-07-2009 22:12:19 | More by Bierfreund
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BZero007

Virginia

4.63/5  rDev +6.7%

I have had this beer on tap and bottle, most recently on Tap at the Bier Garden in Portsmouth, VA.

Brew was brought to me in a Aventinus glass and was poured pefectly. With the head just below the rim of the glass and with an off white to brown color. Aroma was of Dark fruits with a malty background. The Weizenbock it self looked like Cola brown with copper accents swirling threw it. Taste will have you take a step back abit. The dark fruit flavors and Complex Malts are made dominant due to the carbonation and Alcohol. The taste is just amazing and it does not feel like brew that would weigh you down and allows you to keep drinking. Carbonation is not over done but the Alcohol level may sneak up on you. Great beer and will have to keep a few in the beer fridge.

05-05-2009 23:38:57 | More by BZero007
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SingleCell

Ontario (Canada)

4.72/5  rDev +8.8%

Poured into my Weizen glass from a 500mL bottle after going into the fridge for 20 mins because my cellar is running warmer then the recommended serving temp.

A: Very lively looking beer. Blood orange to copper coloured murky beer with a three inch rocky off white head which subsides very quickly into a thin 1/8 inch head which is maintained due to the strong carbonation.

S: Wow did I just open a beer or a package of bubble gum? Big bubble gum presence right off the bat with banana notes in the background. Also some very sweet orange chocolate in the background. There is also alot of yeast in the nose.

T: Again the bubble gum is right there upfront. Actually, all of the scents I mentioned above are present in the taste. There is also some more estery flavours there as well as spiciness.

M: Medium to heavy carbonation with medium body. Although the carbonation is heavy the beer is surprisingly and pleasantly quite smooth.

D: Some alcohol makes its way through in the taste which slightly hurt the drinkability of this beer. Also at 8.2% I'm probably only going to have one. However, the beer has a great smell, an equally great taste and an excellent mouthfeel.

Overall an excellent beer. Still a little bit of heat present after one year of cellaring. I've got a few more in the cellar which will be tasted a few years from now. Cheers everyone!

05-05-2009 02:31:55 | More by SingleCell
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natelocc787

California

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%

This is one of the best beers I have ever had and I've had many.

This came from Germany? Wow the smells pop out at you-the aroma is big and it's powerful like you would expect from a wheat beer. Red grapes, plums, dates and yeast. Smell is outstanding and welcoming.

Taste is like a fruity belgian dark ale but with the consistency and mouthfeel of a Bock. Very fruity-light and dark with spices like cloves and coriander. Reminds me of a Unibroue 17 but with an emphasis on dark fruits and less spiciness. Apricots, raisin and plum truffles.

Mouthfeel is incredible. Very quenching, very tasty. The beer is dark and the abv is high but the body is light and fluffy .

This beer is well balanced and world class. I can drink it at any occasion and it is worth the buy in any environment, any season.

A+++.

05-05-2009 02:01:53 | More by natelocc787
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gameface23

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

Pours a cola brown with a thick, rich foamy head. Great aroma of cloves, spices, and a slight hint of bananas. Nice clove taste and bubblegum...Someone was dead-on when they said they tasted Marmite in it. Spicey finish. Drinkablity is average. I would rather drink a ton of lighter-bodied hefe's than something like this.

05-01-2009 17:44:39 | More by gameface23
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gerardoluna

Mexico

3.83/5  rDev -11.8%

Eyes. incredible cream head. goood carbonation and yellow pale color
Nouse: Aroma was citrus, clove, frutal banana aroma.
Tonge: The flavor is good and very complex. Many fruity notes malt wheat yeast and citrus. it is very cream and smooth.
Very Niceee

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2009 01:53:57 | More by gerardoluna
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -6%

G: Poured into a weizen glass.

A: Hazy light mahogany with almost purple/ruby streaks. Nice off-white head of at least two fingers. Good lacing and plenty of sediment.

S: Crisp yeast with banana, bubblegum, and clove. Some sweet/tart fruit as well--perhaps green apple. Various dried fruits.

T: Dried fruits and a little bit of that green apple taste. Not as much of the bubblegum/banana as in the nose. Some dried fruits, as well as some slight spices.

M: Creamy and tart. Medium bodied with a pretty hefty dose of carbonation. The alcohol lets its presence be known, even though this is only 8.2abv.

D: The carbonation is a little much and I'm surprised by how prevalent the alcohol is given that the abv isn't that high.

04-28-2009 23:44:14 | More by Thorpe429
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bonsreeb85

Colorado

4.65/5  rDev +7.1%

Poured From a 1pint .09oz. bottle into my trusty Wiezen Glass.

A - finger sized head over a gorgeous deep brown beer(looks like rootbeer) hardly any lacing to write about.

S - Ooerripened bananas, clove, toasted malt, raisins a lot going on here

T - more of the same from the nose, much dryer than expected though. a bit of warmth from the alcohol is nice. mmm what a tasty brew!

MF - perfect amount of lively and crisp carb upfront, but then rolls down the throat with delicious smoothness.

D - Alcohol is pretty well hidden till the beer gets relatively warm. WIth a taste this exceptional, the drinkability is pretty high, with the only drawback the high abv.

Notes - this was a perfect partner of this colder spring evening in colorado. i was actually expecting a lot from this beer seeing as though it is spoke of so highly, and fortunately for me i did not set the bar too high, as those expectations were greatly surpased.

04-28-2009 19:03:53 | More by bonsreeb85
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brow1901

Minnesota

4.7/5  rDev +8.3%

Really happy to find this brew at the store, I'll heard such good things about it.

A- Poured into a tulip the brew is light hazy brown, the color remindes me of a tootise roll. The head is pretty dense and bright white.

S- Nice smell, great wheat smell. Not burnt not to sweet like many american wheat beers. But the flavor is perfect. Probably as good as it gets in this style. Hints of chocolate and other dark fruits. The hops are not totally gone either. The taste has a sort of bite to it, a bitterness that stricks in the begining but fades to the malt sweetness.

M- So smooth, more smooth than almost anyother beer I can recollect. It's pretty amazing actually really enjoyable. The carbonation is so well done. The beer isn't too thick and not so thin it's like water.

D- Sooo drinkable, seriously buy as much of this beer as you can, you will never find another in this style that will be as good as Aventinus.

04-26-2009 03:39:25 | More by brow1901
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -9.4%

Poured into my Aventinus weizen glass.

5.0 A: Opaque dark brown color. Plenty of frothy head that won't quit and leaves lots of lacing.

4.0 S: Tons of banana followed by a spicy clove torrent.

3.5 T: Much, much more earthy than I was expecting. Esters in the nose are for the most part MIA. There's still a bit of spiciness to it though. Crystal malt flavor apparent, but lacking the sweetness I usually get from a weizenbock.

4.0 M: Medium body. Bubbly carbonation with an otherwise creamy backbone.

4.5 D: Very drinkable for a weizenbock due to the low level of sweetness.

04-26-2009 01:09:05 | More by DavoleBomb
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.05/5  rDev -6.7%

Appearance: Pours a near clear, brown-amber body with a fluffy, downright voluptuous, off-white head.

Smell: Dark, sweet-scented wheat malt aroma full of notes of cocoa, caramel, banana chips, dark fruit, and with a particularly fragrant spiciness and minor whiff of peppery alcohol.

Taste: Deeply toasted wheat malt flavor with tastes of spiced chocolate powder and a bit of dark caramel candy. Heavy-handed dose of cracked cloves and cinnamon. Raisin-flavored bubblegum and banana fruitiness. Spicy, slightly herbaceous hops with a subdued bitterness. Sourish yeast quality. Dovetail of spicy phenolics and sweet malted wheat in the final tastes. Finishes malty and warming with a lingering spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-high, lively carbonation. There's a delicate touch of stickiness to the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Recommended. An exemplary weizenbock full of fine complexities to savor and indulge in.

04-25-2009 03:11:39 | More by ChainGangGuy
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lehkost

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -12.4%

Just like the flagship Schneider Weisse, this is an all-around good and tasty Weizen with great ingredents and a great strain of yeast.

Smells like a Dunkelweizen on the nose, not overly pungent with malt and banana aroma, and in the mouth...it's much the same, only more intense and malty, with maybe a little too much alcohol taste.

This beer is the originator of its style, and, as such, is a standard in a small but exceptional selection of beers, but I'll get into raving about the characteristics I find in this beer when I have time to write a review on the Schneider Weisse.

04-21-2009 20:31:16 | More by lehkost
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theBubba

New York

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured a cloudy caramel/brown sugar color in my snifter. The head came and went...shazam. Lace disappeared early too.

Smell was of banana, a little clove and a little citrus.

Taste was fruity and malty with a slight hint of vinegar after the swallow. Hops were minimal, which is to my taste. Mine was a 2007 for what it's worth.

Good mouth feel and body. I'll prob come back to this one, but meanwhile, too many beers...too little time.

04-19-2009 03:05:52 | More by theBubba
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ludachris

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -7.1%

Decided to give this one a try after having the Schneider weisse original.
Pours a murky burnt caramel with three fingers of a solid tan cloud like head. Nice thick lacing. Sings of some lively carbonation. Very, very inviting.
Banana, clove and some light citrus up front in the nose followed by a touch of sweet malts and some caramel.
Bananas and clove mixed with some chocolate, caramel and some dark fruits in the taste. Finishes off dry and with a hint of alcohol. No hop presence.
Mouthfeel very well balanced between the fruits and the sweetness. Smooth, smooth, smooth. 8% ABV is well hidden, making this an easily quaffable brew.

Overall, an excellent weizenbock. I don't know how much that means, with Aventinus being my first one, but man was this tasty. I thought the appearance was the highlight of this brew. Found the sweet malts a little bit too sweet, but nothing offending. I will probably be buying another one of these down the road after I sample a few other weizenbocks. Maybe then will I truly appreciate how good this weizenbock is compared to others.

04-17-2009 01:29:34 | More by ludachris
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bgjohnston

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Had the pleasure of a vertical sampling: 2009 followed by 2004. What a difference between the two!

Both years poured a dark amber, with a generous white head with small bubbles. The older beer was clear, while the newer one was cloudy.

The fresh beer had the distinct wheat beer aroma and flavor, which was noticably absent from the aged bottle. The aged was more of a straght, hard dopplebock, while the fresh bottle had a solid weissbier flavor that was also very pleasing on a somewhat warm evening out by the barbeque.

Both bottles were wonderful. Highly recommended.

04-17-2009 00:31:09 | More by bgjohnston
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sourdoughsteve

California

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

Stumbled upon this while shopping for some Ayinger Celebrator. The clerk suggested that I might like this as well, so I invested in a bottle.

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Nice dark amber to chocolate, with a two-finger beige head. Not as hazy as one would expect from a non-filtered wheat.

S: First impression was fruity, and even perhaps grassy. Once the head deteriorated, I could detect more of the clove & banana notes.

F: Mmmmm. Really well balanced. Had a wee bit of alcohol coming through, but you'd expect that in a doppel.

M: Not overly thick. Carbonation was nice, and not flat or fizzy.

D: An impressive hybrid in my opinion. I'll buy more of it. Not a good session beer at 8.2% ABV, but good for a nice one-off now and again. Serious stuff!

04-16-2009 17:35:29 | More by sourdoughsteve
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%

A: Aventinus has a cloudy mahogany body, with plenty of light-tan head.

S: The aroma is very enticing! A robust scent that includes cloves, citrus, bananas, caramel, and a touch of chocolate malts.

T: The taste is a bit disappointing after such an outstanding aroma. The finish is very faint, which kind of ruins the overall impression. Despite that, this beer is very well-balanced and has enough complexity to it. It tastes more like a dunkel-weissbier than a doppelbock, though. Has a nice banana/cloves profile, combined with some chocolaty notes and a touch of caramel.

M: Medium-bodied, very smooth and satisfying overall.

D: Very drinkable for a 8.2% beer. I'd say this is more drinkable than most doppelbocks out there.

04-10-2009 19:05:29 | More by NightINgale
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washburnkid

New York

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Served in my .5L weizen glass.

A: Two fingers of off-white head over a delicious dark brew of hazy chocolate and caramel-colored hues; yeast particles both in the head and settling at the bottom. Lovely!
S: Heavy, refreshing wheat aroma complete with bananas, light clove and some spices, and eventually an enchilada/mole sauce smell. Not sure where this came from, but it made me want to eat some Mexican!
T: Refreshing wheat and damp grains (not quite "wet", but not completely "grainy"). Great flavors that imitate the aromas, particularly the cloves and spices. Hints of caramel and light chocolate malts. Sweet fruits, as well. A sour kick meets up with my mouth at the end of the sip.
M: Light on the mouthfeel, but the carbonation is great!
D: Did I mention this is incredibly refreshing? Each sip throws out new and different characteristics. I look forward to more weizenbocks!

04-10-2009 04:33:34 | More by washburnkid
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright reddish brown color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of wheat, caramelized malts, some fruit, some spice and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is very well-balanced with bready flavors of wheat and yeast up front. Then there are sweet flavors of bananas, caramel and dark fruit that quickly follow. The malt character is hearty and the hops presence is mild but both seem to work very well in this beer. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty and very flavorful, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, excellent representation of style, this is a style that is difficult for me to figure out because I find such diversity in the beers that I've had in it, but this beer is definitely one of the best Weizenbocks I've had. This is a very good beer to drink for a long time.

04-09-2009 05:26:41 | More by TheManiacalOne
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.72/5  rDev +8.8%

Cloudy, translucent copper color. Fizzy white head that quickly fades to a skim and collar.

Smells of cloves, raisins, spicy fruit, banana and booze. Smells like something I'd want to drink.

Tastes like spicy caramel with yeasty, clove saturated rum raisins. Creamy mouthfeel with no yeasty snap, though at times syrupy. Seems like something sugar plum fairies would drink.

I'm usually skeptical about beers on the top 100 due to the fact that I believe most are just considered great because no one can get them. This stuff really, really, really good.

04-06-2009 21:15:11 | More by donkeyrunner
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TubaManJack

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%

My Bottle claims 8.2% ABV, I'll consider the extra .2% a gift
Poured 500ml into 14oz mug (Note to self find proper glassware) Freshness Date- Oct.22.09

Appearance- Glorious rich oak brown body, its also misty in clarity. A moderate head that looks rather creamy with uniform cous-cous sized bubbles. The head then fades within a minute to thick lacing rings.
Smell- Sweet fruity notes of spotted bananas and sour apple and chocolate malt. Major yeast bottle conditioning notes as well over powering toward the end of the beer.
Taste- Very strong bottle conditioning, it a new experience for me, once past that flavors really emerge and its amazing with the smell just as the taste, bitterness from the malt and sourness for the BC. This beer is really complex and very few minutes it seems to change character, very pleasant.
Mouthfeel- Very big and bold present in each sip. The limited carbonation was just what was needed. The alcohol was somewhat in the background, but ever present.
Drinkability- Its like being on a rollercoaster, the experience is overwhelming but everytime you find yourself waiting back in line.

Outstanding its worth the experience to track it down.

04-06-2009 00:20:34 | More by TubaManJack
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siradmiralnelson

Iowa

4.47/5  rDev +3%

Poured from Bottle into Weiss glass.

A- Amber brown. Two finger head appeared when poured.

S- One word heavenly. Delicous blend of spices and fruit.

T- I have to admit that im a sucker for clove. I taste a strong clove presence in this beer. A fruity taste in the background, bananna apple. The higher alcohol % is well hidden. Nice lingering aftertaste.

M- Creamy. Fairly well carbonated.

D- Definitely drinkable. Might have to limit myself to one or two.

04-03-2009 21:24:11 | More by siradmiralnelson
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caddybuyer

New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +2.5%

A-Veiled deep reddish amber. Nearly opaque when held to light. Creamy dense tan head.

S-The bananna hits you right away, A spicy earthiness, perhaps clove and brown sugar, like something one would smell in raw cake batter. Enticing.

T-Sweet creamy bannana bread with raisins and a yeasty opener, with a mild bitterness mid palate, and, unusually, a dry sweet finish. Huge complexity here, and the flavors totally mask the ABV.

M-Mouthfeel on the heavier side, with some amped up carbonation, but the density can handle it. Syrupy, but actually lighter than I expected.

D-This one hit the exact spot I was looking for tonight. Another, hell yes, probably not back to back as this is a singular experience, but a definate buy again beer.

This was a really nice surprise. I'm not at all familiar with this style so forgive me if I say it reminds me a bit of Chimay Blue. I have had this sitting in the cellar for some time and was never motivated to crack it open, but I'm sure glad I did!

04-01-2009 23:25:19 | More by caddybuyer
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callmescraps

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -9%

Don't know a whole lot about this one, but decided I'd try it.

Appearance - Very deep amber/red. Almost looks chocolate brown. A nice inch of head that lingers.

Smell - Spicy banana bread. Some clove. Plenty of banana. Some lemon. Some funky hefe yeast action. Orange peel. Some spice, almost Belgian like.

Taste - A spicy tang up front. Definite citrus, balanced with the spice. More maltiness than with a hefe, that's for sure. A sweet lingering taste. Some toasted malt, a little of that banana, and some earthier, prune like fruitiness. A slight hint of alcohol warmness. Also, the slightest chocolate is evident.

Mouthfeel - Excellent. Good carbonation. It coats the tongue beautifully. Not too heavy. Crisp. Just great.

Drinkability - Hmmm. Probably the lowlight. That spicy banana thing, especially with the sweet follow, makes this one hard to put away. One will be enough, thanks.

A very good, interesting, and complex beer. It's got a lot going on. It does have a sweetness, stickiness of the banana that just hangs around too much to make me really love it. Still, an excellent beer, and a great style.

04-01-2009 04:38:42 | More by callmescraps
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TexIndy

Texas

4.93/5  rDev +13.6%

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weizen glass. Back label had some bottling codes but couldn't translate into a date. It was ruby brown color. Massive amount of carbonation. Sliding initial lace that doesn't stick.

The aroma was amazing. Over-ripe banana, clove, vanilla in front with chocolate malt in back. I love the smell of wheats and this one was outstanding. I find most weizenbocks to be overly dominated by dark fruits and less enjoyable but this one nailed it. The taste was exceptional. Awesome from start to finish. Great wheat beer taste. Since the aroma was very sweet, I was worried that the taste might be too sweet but it wasn't. Great balance to keep it from becoming cloying. A pleasure to drink. Only complaint on the mouthfeel was a tad too much carbonation.

Overall, an world class beer. Most highly recommend. I had one of these for the first time several years back and it was awful. At the time, it was my first weizenbock so I assumed it was the style. I'd have several weizenbocks since then that were good but had been avoiding this one till now. So glad that I finally gave it another shot. My last try must have been a seriously bad bottle. I still remember the horrid aroma and bitter taste. Now that I've had the real thing, it will be a major player in the rotation.

04-01-2009 01:33:51 | More by TexIndy
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