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

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Ratings: 4,056
Reviews: 2,068
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 262
Gots: 401 | 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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Ratings: 4,056 | Reviews: 2,068
Photo of brewskifan55
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet.

A: A muddy brown with a half finger white head that whittled down to foam, then a medium bible ring. Very foamy lacing.

S: Banana bread, cloves, wheat , malts and a bit of chocolate.

T: Follows nose with a bit of sourness. A cacophony of assorted strange concoctions...that works.

M: Very carbonated with a medium mouthfeel. Fizzy cool.

O: Impressive hybrid of a beer.

Photo of jerefreakinmiah
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2010 Vintage Bottle poured into an Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock glass

Found at Guglhupf in Durham, NC

The typical sweetness I associate with German wheat beers is not present, which I love.

The clove is still present at 4 years, as well as some honey sweetness. Banana notes come out as it warms.

The carbonation is spot on; light and refreshing.

An easy sipper that I must now have in my collection at home.

2007 Vintage found today at Sam's Bottle Shop in Durham. They had vints 07-10 available!

Sooo...Tons of white, foamy head up front that quickly dissapated. Quite a bit of yeast floaties.

Getting lots of raisin notes in nose and taste. Slight sweetness of honey, too.

Not a single bit of oxidation!

Photo of reebtaerG
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured bottle with date 301013 into Lost Abbey Teku

A-Slightly unclear brown body with a nice, creamy off-white head. Decent lacing.

S-Aroma has caramel malt, plum, raisin, slightly spicy and just a tiny hint of banana.

T-Flavor is medium sweet, soft malt, light caramel, hint of toast, plum,raisin, flowers and some spicy yeast.

M-Mouthfeel Is well balanced with medium/light body and good aftertaste.

O-Overall a awesome beer, nice sipper. Will get some more.

Photo of hail_seitan
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into pilsner glass

A - Rich hazelnut body. A ivory head fizzes to the top and lingers for some time.

S - Fruity nose, particularly bananas and ripe pears. Hints of clove, raisins, hearty bread, and an earthy funk.

T - Very fruity taste initially. Like the smell, lots of pear and banana, with just a hint of cantaloupe. The malty body cascades over the tongue, reminding me of dark artisan European breads. The finish has spicy notes from the hops and yeast.

M - Medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Just right.

O - Fantastic weizenbock. The darker malts give an interesting edge to a German wheat beer. Drinks surprisingly easy for the ABV. The moderate sweetness makes it equally appropriate for enjoying on your deck on a summer afternoon or sipping by a fire during on a winter eve.

Photo of cjgiant
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having a bottle touted as brewed in 2005, aged for 8-9 years. Having not rated in the style before, I wasn't sure I'd like it, to begin with, let alone an aged version (or maybe ill like it better).

Upon pour and what little scent I got, it reminded me of some barleywines or some Belgian dark ales. Raisin notes win out emanating from the muddy-auburn brown liquid. The taste is also of dark fruit-fig and dark brown sugar, a touch of banana and a slight tang of alcohol bite. The feel has a surprising effervescence to it, considering there was so little head or obvious carbonation in the look.

A very smooth, dark-style beer. The bitterness I normally enjoy in a beer is nicely replaced with a bite of alcohol and presumably carbonation. I expected a well-balanced beer when I saw the rating, and I wasn't disappointed.

Photo of Flounder57
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle was poured into a hefeweizen glass.

Appearance: A two finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly murky amber brown color with some vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the best was drank.

Smell: Bananas, cloves, spices, caramel, loaf of bread, sweetness, raisins, grassy hops, and a little chocolate.

Taste: Hey bro, that's one loaf of bread with banana, clove, spices, grass, caramel, chocolate, and a little bitterness. Very tasty brew.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, chewy loaf of delicious bread, medium carbonation, and smooth. So enjoyable and delicious.

Overall: What an awesome blend of a dunkelweizen and doppelbock. This beer is such a classic and traditional to the style. I forgot how good this beer tasted. I might need to enjoy it more often.

Photo of mevett89
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: big dense white head and opaque dark brown body.

Aroma: big clove with wheat graininess and a bit of banana.

Taste: lots of clove and banana with sweet malt blending well with some indistinct fruity notes. A slight tartness in the aftertaste. Low hopping serves to balance - no bitterness detectable.

Mouthfeel: smooth and creamy, despite a medium-high level of carbonation. Medium bodied.

Overall: awesomely delicious! This is a new addition to my top five beers list. Perfection.

Photo of Caveworm
3.68/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH is another brew recommended to me by the knockout staff at my local craft/import shop. This is my first weizenbock. Poured from the bottle into a glass stein, this brew's got a creamy,light tan head that reminds me of nitrocanned beers with a murky,clear dark brown body. The lovely head and lacing get the majority of points here.

Kind of smells like clove&spices. I can dig it.

I taste the clove&spices, along with raisins and a hint of dark chocolate. This is kind of like an alcoholic birch or root beer in all of the very best ways. Its got a subtle cracked black pepper element about it that gives the aftertaste a small bit of oomph to Tap 6, according to my palate.

Mouthfeel is nice for this dark a brew. Not too light,and certainly not syrupy or chewy; just right.

Overall an outstanding 4 for my first weizenbock. I really the fact I couldn't much pick up the higher ABV when it came to the literal act of drinking this. But this is sure a creeper type of beer& a keeper too. I will certainly buy this brew again!

Photo of BradC
4.74/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a ruddy cloudy brown color with at least an inch of light tan head and lots of lacing.

Flavors of banana, clove, raisins, light chocolate, a malty sweetness, the high abv is well masked.

Medium high carbonation, smooth and full bodied. A pleasure to drink.

I've not been a fan of the weizenbocks until now, this is packed with flavor.

Photo of Andrew041180
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Honestly? This is the ugliest beer I have ever poured. Like, by a long shot. It's a murky, cloudy brown. There is no lacing. The only redeeming characteristic is streaming carbonation that doesn't quit and that keeps replenishing a thin, bubbly head.

S - Really nice. Not worried about this beer anymore, despite the appearance. Nice yeasty aroma. Banana and clove. Some sweetness.

T - Follows the nose. It really covers up the strong 8.2% alcohol. Barely noticeable. Little bit of funkiness lingers on the aftertaste, but it's pleasant. I could pound a liter of this stuff, stand up, and wonder why the world was spinning.

M - Soft, with a bit of tingle. Medium-bodied and sumptuous.

O - I definitely picked the right beer. It's a great sipper and/or gulper. Lasts a long time without any kind of degrading. Refreshing, but with a little tang. Leaves me wanting more.

Photo of macrosmatic
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 16.9 oz. bottle into a Cigar City snifter.

A: Hazy brown, or more accurately - it looks almost murky. Forms a thin white head over low visible carbonation. Not particularly attractive.

S: Cloves, banana, and fruity yeast esters. Sweet malts, wheat graininess, yeasty and some brown sugar.

T: Follows the nose well. Sweet maltiness with fruity (banana, pear) yeast esters, cloves, wheat malts and a touch of brown sugar Fruity ester sweetness in the hang but still dry on the tongue with moderate alcohol sweetness.

M: Medium body, low carbonation sensation, moderate alcohol presence - but you can feel like you can taste every bit of the 8.2% ABV.

O: A very good beer. One that I've found strange - lots of Belgian dubbel characteristics, but the wheat malts definitely show up in the flavor. But quite enjoyable.

Photo of DaveBar
3.65/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the LCBO 500ml bottle for approx. $3.20. Served at 8dec C in a draught glass.

A- Opened well, excellent head pouring to cloudy brown. Head stays for a looong time.

S- Excellent. Clove, coriander, cinnamon and yeast through out.

T- Definitely a wheat beer. Slightly sour and bitter. Not the best wheat example out there. Alcohol is very well hidden for 8.2%

M- Not bad. Bit grainy

O- Pretty good. Not worth a second try really.

Food Pairing

This unusual wheat beer paired well with... Grilled cheese sandwiches!

Enjoy

Photo of Ryanm1
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 1 pint .9 oz bottle into a a tulip glass. Now the most interesting part is not what came out if the bottle but what stayed in it. At some point I had stored the bottle on its side in a wine fridge (for 3 months after buying it) and found an exorbitant amount of yeast stuck to the side of the bottle. Now to me this is a good thing keeping natural unfiltered flavor with the brew especially the Bavarian style. Unlike any other beer this was a cloudy chocolate brown color. There was large amount of white head when poured violently from the bottle. Hints of chocolate malt taste similar to the color. Has the sweetness that accompanies bocks but also the breast wheat vibe. Has a good balance between wheat and malt with an elevated abv of 8.2% which is barely noticeable to the pAlate.

Don't think I've had a beer of this style before. It seems like American craft brewers would have their work cut out for them with this style.

Photo of beerdrifter
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Cloudy chocolate brown pour with a two finger off-white head with decent retention and great lacing. Big malty, bready nose with hints of banana, cloves, chocolate, dark fruits, brown sugar, licorice, and caramel. The taste is rich and bold with tons of malty sweet brown bread. banana, plums, caramel, cloves, tobacco, chocolate, anise, apple skin, and some nice subtle citrus hop notes. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy with prickly carbonation and a creamy and slightly oily finish. Overall, another great offering from Schneider Weisse. Kicking myself for living in Germany all these years and not giving Weizens a second chance. Will definitely have this stocked in my beer fridge in the future!

Photo of KFBR392
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Head of about three fingers on the pour which was certainly present while drinking. Dark brown color. Above average active carbonation in the glass while drinking.

Smell: Medium to darker fruits explode on the front. Semi-sweet malt body. Undertones of cloves and peppery spices add extra levels of complexity. Buttery doughy malt presence really makes this a bright, breathable aroma.

Taste: Huge fruity front of plums, bananas, and purple grapes. Bright buttery bread character warms up in the body with a potent undertone of exotic spices. Waves and waves of fruit continue to wash over the palate long after drinking.

Mouthfeel: Plums and bright malt character leave a mouth watering sweetness behind on the palate. So incredibly easy drinking for a brew coming in at 8.2% abv. Carbonation plays along perfectly with this brew by bringing out some of the brighter tones.

Overall: tough to put this one down even for a second. Mouth watering fruits and rounded malt character are the highlights. The spices are present but very subtle in a complimentary role.

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Fantastic banana clove spiced weizenbock!

Photo of cambabeer
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy brown color, visible yeast floaters at the bottom. Off white head and lace, not too thick. Not a very dark brown, somewhat hazy.

A very fruity smell, bananas and raisins. Somewhat spicy and sweet, obvious alcohol in the nose. Somewhat caramelized sugary.

Sweet toward the beginning, like the fruity smell, bananas and some warming alcohol. Becomes a little spiced with a small bit of hop characteristic. The malt bitterness does well to balance the sweetness. Somewhat wood like. Very obvious wheat malt character.

Definitely a great beer. Heavy and perfect for sipping on slowly. A really good example of a German style.

Photo of dar482
4.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a muddy reddish copper color.

The aroma has white grape raisins, sharp light dried fruit, like apricot. Lots of banana, banana Runts as well. Some light breadiness. Sweet toffee, caramel, and ripe banana and a good amount of clove and spice.

The flavor follows of raisin bread and fruit cake. Super sweet ripe banana and caramel sweetness. There's lots of spice with pepper, clove, star anise.. Sweet juicy plum. The beer finishes off clean and gentle with tons of the carbonation. Quite dry on the finish.

My favorite German beer as its filled with flavor. Somehow, that makes me want to analogize this beer as a "German DIPA." Similar to a DIPA with clean, slightly malty, filled with fruit flavor, medium creamy mouthfeel, clean finish.

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Weihenstephaner hefe glass.

I'm biased towards German beers s they were the first eye-openers for me as far as what greatness could be, but I like to revisit these brews I had abroad to take notes and enjoy in a more thoughtful manner. And almost without fail, all have been as good as I remember as well as beers with the quality and craft of America's more recent artisan offerings.

Without having tasted this beer yet, I was able to marvel at the way it looked in the glass. The pour produced a massive foamy head that took its sweet time to fade away and settled into a plateau shape above the beer. There's so much carbonation rising in this beer that it looks alive and the color, milk chocolate with bright golden hues at the base, is accentuated by its muddy and thick-looking texture. It looks like I'm in for a meal.

One whiff of this beer and my nose gets a huge blast of banana and clove. These two smells dominate and leave little else to detect, but I do get some nutty hints.

The front end on this is malty, spiced and clove-heavy. The banana notes make an appearance about mid-palate and then give way to a yeasty finish that seems to combine all the flavors. There's some bread notes in there too on the finish. It's not a beer that's got incredible dimensions of flavor and complexity, but it does a superb job of offering a balanced blend of delicious flavors.

I'm a fan and always will be. The beer is smooth, completely free of any hints of alcohol and offers a thick, creamy mouthfeel. It does drink like a meal. I'd skip plenty of meals to drink this with that in mind.

Photo of cpetrone84
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour is dark murky brown with an extremely tight light tan head. Nose is estery with notes of banana and lemon. There is a faint tangy yeast and some dark berries behind. Taste has a touch of dark malt to it, bright esters of lemon and banana with more peppery spice and stronger berry fruitiness. Carbonation is strong with a lighter body and dry finish.

Photo of RandomExile
3.3/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: hazy translucent amber in the light; dense, full, lasting off-white head, eventually fades to a centimeter of cover; little to no lacing
S: yeast/wheat, apple, savory
T: smokey/sour/savory/apple
M: medium-bodied, coating, dry
O: Dissapointing off flavor and scent. Many people get far more out of this beer, but this is in a class of bad-savory-tasting beers in a class I otherwise prefer. It's bizarre--I'd very much like to hear from someone who's had this or other similar beers and can clarify whether I keep somehow getting bad bottles or whether I'm especially sensitive to this flavor.

500mL / Weizen Glass

Photo of BlakeAJurgens
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Definitely not what you'd expect from a doppelbock or starkbier; poured an almost burnt orange color with an eggshell-colored head; have not yet encountered a bock with this coloring yet. The head was really nice and thick and there is a considerable amount of carbonation.

S - Beautiful wheat aroma; quite strong. citrus, banana, and raisin soon follow; the Weizenmalz and Gerstenmalz mix well and you can even get a little hop bitterness if you try.

T - The beginning starts a little light, a mix of banana, light citrus, and a nutty taste, but the wheat and malt get considerably stronger. The middle gives you a little hoppy bitterness which ends with a sweet kick of banana and clove.

M - this is arguably one of the more pleasurable doppelbocks / starkbiers in the mouthfeel department; nice carbonation, a really pleasurable consistency and thickness, with a sweet ending and a little big of sugar residue.

O - fantastic beer; the perfect balance of a refreshing hefeweizen and a strong starkbier. A beautiful beer

Photo of Paincane
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark ruby body topped by a creamy tan head.
S: Chocolate, roasty malt, banana, clove and vanilla bean aromas.
T: Milk chocolate, banana, clove and a hint of vanilla flavor. A beautiful blend of flavors.
M: Creamy, smooth & simply delicious.
O: Amazing World class brew.

Photo of kbrokhoff
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Note: This is my first Weizenbock.

Personal Drunkenness: 0%; this is my second beer of the day, but my first was a Notch Session during an extremely large meal three hours prior.

No. of Tasting: As noted, this is my first Weizenbock, hence my first Aventinus, and first Schneider Weisse overall.

Coldness: I had purchased this refrigerated at a Whole Foods over an hour ago; it had a chance to chill next to some milk and yogurts, then sat out on the counter for approximately 10 minutes, however its coldness seems appropriate for this style of beer.

Pour: Medium, give or take.

Glassware: 14.75 oz. Porter/Stout glass (similar to a Stella glass); I realize now a Weizen glass would have been more appropriate, but as soon as I uncapped the bottle it started foaming over and the Stout glass was my instinctive choice.

Filtering: Unfiltered; murky and cloudy.

Coloring: A chocolate/coffee brown, like unpasteurized cider; it comes across more as muddy swamp water than a mouth watering brew, hence my low appearance score; not sure if this is what a Weizenbock is supposed to look like, and for all I know this is as attractive as they get.

Head: About half a centimeter after pouring a little over half the bottle; when I poured out the rest, I created a good half-to-three quarters of an inch of toasted almond colored head up to the rim of the glass, which dissipated quickly.

Summary: This beer packs a flavorful punch. It can almost be described as rich. Yet you cannot taste a bit of the alcohol. There's a definite sweetness. Again, not the most attractive looking of brews, but its drinkability makes that easy to forgive. It's smell is not strong, but very pleasant with sort of a combination of raisins, cloves and bananas? (I am just terrible at describing beer odors.) The glass I am using could be withholding some of its aromas. I may be writing sacrilegious nonsense, but this reminds me of the Rochefort 8 and I like this better. I recently had a Spencer Trappist Ale (see my review from yesterday) and I can draw comparisons between that beer's smell and taste to this Aventinus. There is an excellent finish with a very nice aftertaste. This is a great beer, but it is probably even better in the right glass with a slower pour and a more educated beer drinker.

Photo of BoulderBarrovecchio
4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Very inviting thick dark caramel color with a one inch head that stays for a while. A lot of visible carbonation displayed by the bubbles racing to the top to replenish the head.

S: Really ripe bananas is by far the dominant scent.

T: Again, really pronounced banana flavor mixed with wet walnuts, a flash of a dark fruit in the middle, followed by a nutty, bread, banana after taste.

M: Medium body with high carbonation that provides a consistent bite, and finishes with a syrupy exit.

O: Wow. Perfect appearance, excellent mouthfeel, and I really enjoyed the ripe banana and syrupy wet walnut tandem. If not my new favorite, it is among the top tier.

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 4,056 ratings.