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

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3,650 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,650
Reviews: 1,989
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 199
Gots: 224 | FT: 5
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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:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

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Photo of ILikeGoodCider
4.68/5  rDev +7.8%

Re-enjoyed on 08-11-09. On-tap poured into 14oz pint glass (disappointed that the barkeep didn't serve in something more befitting the glorious brew).

A: A muddy, brown color w/ a heavy head that dissipated quickly. More lacing than the bottle-poured.

S: Pleasant, caramel, w/ some roasted malts.

T: Hearty, grainy, fresh bread dough in there. Small amount of sweetness in the caramel. Also a bit of fruitiness. Good earthy taste.

M: A medium to medium/heavy body with sufficient bubbles for the style. Quite smooth. Better mouthfeel than the bottle serving.

D: Very drinkable. This was a fresh batch - much better than the bottle I last had in January.

ILikeGoodCider, Aug 12, 2009
Photo of BeerCoffeeWater
3.95/5  rDev -9%

Pours a flocculent dark amber. Half inch bubbly head that stays around. Smells of cloves, hefeweizen yeast, and other spiciness. A nice tight carbonation dances on the tongue and leaves flavor but finishes clean. Tastes like the perfect marriage of a hefeweizen and a dopplebock, subtly sweet and very spicy.

I love dopplebocks, I don't really care for hefeweizens, yet it is all the the hefeweizen characteristics that make this one a winner for me. A fantastic beer, but I find drinkability to bit low. Wouldn't want more than one, it starts to get a little too hefeweizen-y for my tastes towards the end (it is a 500ml bottle). Great beer though, and one I will seek out again.

BeerCoffeeWater, Aug 11, 2009
Photo of twiggamortis420
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%

Pours a medium brown color with a very large light tan foam that fades loudly to a nice collar. Very pretty beer, might be the darkest weizenbock I have seen.

The smell is a heavenly blend of chocolate, banana, cloves and to a lesser extent bubblegum. Perfect smelling beer, I could sniff it all day.

Taste is just as fantastic with more emphasis on chocolate than most of the style. Alcohol is displayed at a noticeable, but not overpowering level and accentuates the damp wheat flavors. Yeasty esters are there aplenty as well, with the banana coming through a bit more than the cloves. Mouthfeel is lively and effervescent, falling somewhere around medium. Vitus comes close, but this is the king of weizenbocks for me. Super delicious beer, cant wait till the next one.

twiggamortis420, Aug 09, 2009
Photo of wordemupg
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%

500ml bottle poured into matching 500ml schneider glass downed aug 7 2009

A great color! a dark brownish maroon real hazy. open near a sink this one jumps, once i got it in the glass the head just kept going 4cm over the top of the glass, formed a nice peak and stayed there without any going over the side of the glass. i could see each sip i took on the side of the glass from the lace. this was one of the best looking beers ive seen

S also very nice heavy spice, clove, faint banana and yeast

T i dig it, nice spice like it smells, little sweet, clove comes through with the banana and some dark fruits linger. i dont taste the yeast i smell nor the 8.2%alc i see on the bottle

M/D feels good, what can i say other than i would love to try it from a keg on a winters day.

buy this whenever you see it if you want to drink a great one.

wordemupg, Aug 08, 2009
Photo of projectflam86
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%

A- Pours a dark murky brown color with a thick off-white head that slowly settled into a nice ring. Some lacing was left behind.

S- Huge rush of spice and cloves. Notable aromas include banana, dark currants, vanilla bean, and a bit of wheat.

T- Big rush of clove and wheat initially. Definitely some standard wheat flavors as well as banana, fig, tobacco, vanilla, tart fruits, apples, and some mild tannins. Alcohol is pretty well masked but it is still noticeable.

M- Medium body with lots of prickling carbonation.

D- This baby is a clove bomb! Not really my preferred style but certainly a good beer worth trying.

projectflam86, Aug 08, 2009
Photo of cjgator3
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%

A- On-tap at Redlight Redlight in Orlando, FL. Poured into an Aventinus glass. Pours a hazy dark brownish color with a nice light tan head.

S- The aroma features some wheat along with banana and clove. The aroma in the bottle is good, but on-tap it is awesome.

T- The taste starts out sweet and malty with banana and clove flavors. The taste keeps getting better and better as it warms in the glass.

M- The mouthfeel is between light and medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, this is a very good brew that is definitely recommended. I would highly recommend seeking this out on-tap, very tasty!

cjgator3, Aug 01, 2009
Photo of BeerSingh
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%

a great beer from the schneider stable. Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a beer mug.

A : beautiful color of plum with a massive and steady creamy head

S : Malty and yeasty with heavy notes of cloves and fruits like cherries, plum and figs

T : a little different from smell, well not entirely but has a little tartness, otherwise it does remind you of dryfruits, bananas and cloves

M : medium carbonation, a good match for the fruity notes

D : Always room for more

BeerSingh, Aug 01, 2009
Photo of david18
3.85/5  rDev -11.3%

This beer is an old favorite of mine and one that's been around before bars had a huge selections available. More of a winter drinker but the wheat aspect really make it a three season beer. Typically served in a heffe glass, the full 20 ounces can really put you away. Be careful with this one but enjoy.

david18, Jul 30, 2009
Photo of jbro434
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

I did not try this at the brewery a month ago and now I regret it. Light brown, foamy head atop a redish, cloudy body. Foamy head does fade leaving some lacing, not much. Initial taste is a sweet, dry, coffee and banana bread blend. Spicy and quite complex. The sweetness seems to come on strong on the tip of the tongue then just before it dominates the taste buds it
gets balanced out nicely with the spice and dryness of the brew. The mouthfeel hangs on well between sips and the finish is dry with just a bit of the malty chewiness that you would expect from a doppelbock. A nicely done brew and worth picking up.

jbro434, Jul 30, 2009
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%

I have had this beer on many occasions and reviewed it on another format year ago. It was really due for a proper BA review.

A fat three finger head jumps to the top of my duvel glass. It has big light tan swiss cheese like bubbles that fade slowly and leave no lace. Body is a deep brown tone that has tones of burgundy when held to light. Nose is a beautiful mix of abrupt wheat and yeast with a balance of sweet malt and rich dark fruits. This beer brings a lot to the plate with the flavor profile. The wheat feel is big and rustic while being crisp. Yeasty maltyness carries with it graham cracker sweetness and an array of dark bold fruits including some raisin and fig notes. Mouthfeel is very full and much like sweet bread, overall very nice. Alcohol at 8.2% is perfectly hidden. This is a very nicely drinkable Doppelbock.

SPLITGRIN, Jul 27, 2009
Photo of BarrelO
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%

500ml bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A: Dark reddish brown with a huge Duvelesque head. Seriously, the head literally takes up half the glass. It does die down eventually.

S: Malt and cloves.

T: The label does not lie. This really is like a hefeweizen mixed with a doppelbock. Notes of chocolate, bananas, and cloves. Lots and lots of cloves. A bit too much cloves for my tastes, personally. Your mileage my vary.

M: Like a heavy hefeweizen.

D: I keep going back and forth on this beer. Sometimes, it's one of my favorite beers of all time. Other times, it's undrinkably cloying. It really does have a whole lot going on, though, and every serious beer afficionado should try it at least once.

BarrelO, Jul 25, 2009
Photo of ocelot2500
4.72/5  rDev +8.8%

Pours a deep, cloudy mahogany color that lets very little light through. Has a thick off white head rise very quickly and fall to a good size ring that leaves a moderate amount of lacing.

Smell is of sweet malts, dark fruits, and some chocolaty and slight roasted aromas. There is also a note of spice that adds to the complexity.

Tastes if the dark fruit esters first with some phenolic clove flavors coming through. The spice flavor is complimentary and adds to the overall experience. The chocolate taste comes through as well, but is more evident when the beer warms.

Mouthfeel is creamy and lighter than expected. This beer tastes heavy, but feels simliar to a Hefeweizen.

The drinkablility is great, especially at 8.2% ABV.

ocelot2500, Jul 25, 2009
Photo of adamette
4.8/5  rDev +10.6%

On tap a few hours ago at Fat Heads in North Olmsted, Ohio. What a treat to find this on tap! Poured professionally into a 0.5 liter Weizen glass by the bartender at Fat Heads.

A Opaque Mahogany body with a slight head of less than a centimeter. The top line went way above the "0.5L" line on the Weizen glass. Way cool.

S Sweet malt and some grains along with a perfect amount of spices to keep one's interest. Just great!

T Spices, sweet malt perfection. Really, the taste cannot be improved.

M Smooth feel in this beer that hides its alcohol maybe as good as any beer out there.

D Great drinkability. I drank the entire 0.5L Weizen glass before I even knew it.

adamette, Jul 24, 2009
Photo of MeisterBurger
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%

Pours a rich, deep, dark reddy brown topped by an ample moussey head.

The aroma is dried bread, clove, and dark fruit, mostly perfectly ripe banana.

The taste is mild red cherries, raisins, chocolate, prunes and creamy banana all intermingled in a wonderfully crisp melange of flavors. The alcohol is mildly warming, but it jibes well with everything else. There's a nice tartness in the finish that goes well with the clove spiciness that lingers in the aftertaste. There's a lot going on here, and it all works together in perfect harmony.

The mouthfeel is medium but with a creaminess that works wonderfully with the banana in the taste, and it is this combination, with the wonderful lingering clove, for me anyway, that really sets this beer apart and makes it such a top-notch drinker.

It's a joy to drink, a truly delicious beer, and at 8.2% ABV you could feel joyous all too quickly. This is definitely a beer to savour over the course of an hour.

MeisterBurger, Jul 24, 2009
Photo of udu86922
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

A - Pours a nice, dark brown. Poured with a minimal head, but it wasn't a very aggressive pour on my part.

S - Immediately I think of banana when I smell it. It's overwhelmingly fruity, along with a combination of spices that I can't quite pick out.

T - Not a very strong alcohol taste, which is not a bad thing. I do taste banana and clove mainly, along with the multitude of spices that are too complex for me to seperate. Very good tasting beer.

M - The beer is on the sweet side, and you can tell here.

D - Very easy to drink, not too heavy, but it can be deceiving. I could have a couple of these in one sitting, but nothing more than that. Overall, a very good Weizenbock. Will definitely get this again on my next trip to the store.

udu86922, Jul 23, 2009
Photo of BayouBengal1537
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%

500ml Bottle poured into Weizen Glass
A - Aggressive pour turned a dark copper/brownish hazy color. Huge off-white foamy head turned slowly turned into small flat head on top.
S - banana, clove, malt, grains, dried fruits like plum and raisin. Very complex spice note, very interesting

T - Similar to nose, get the banana, clove, and once again complex spices. Also dried fruit, nutmeg. Alcohol is hidden well but is definitely there at 8.2% abv.

M - moderately high carbonation, medium body, sweet

D - very good dopplebock, could easily drink 2 of these, but no more than that for me, pretty heavy.
Overall, I knew this was rated as one of the top 100 beers on earth according to BA and it serves well. This is a complex beer that I really enjoyed.

BayouBengal1537, Jul 23, 2009
Photo of dukedevil0
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Finally convinced myself to pick up this 500mL from Binny's in Algonquin, IL during a big German beer sale.

A: Pours a hazy brownish, yellowish amber with just off-white colored head and lots of it that laces the glass as it settles to a thin layer.

S: Smells like banana, clove, caramel, malt, grains, dried fruits, raisins

T: Very similar to the smell - bananas, clove, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, fruity, raisins

M: Nicely carbonated, thin enough to make this easy to drink while still filling up the palate

D: The flavor is solid, there is very little alcohol flavor...the only thing is that i'm not crazy about the style, but this beer does a pretty good job of trying to alter my opinion

dukedevil0, Jul 23, 2009
Photo of AventinusCam
4.6/5  rDev +6%

Served from a bottle into a 500ml Aventinus glass slightly chilled.

A. A very rich looking beer. It's color reminded me of slightly dirty copper with a very impressive cream white head.

S. The smell reminded me of a classic German beer. Banana, cloves, and an almost chocolatey aroma hits you pretty hard.

T. Considering my username it is pretty easy to guess this is probably my favorite beer of all time. It is very deep and intense. The alcohol is certainly there and it warms you while you taste the spices and banana. It almost has the quality of dried fruits like raisins and apricots.

M. As I said before, very warming. Leaves a nice but not overwhelming sweetness in your mouth.

D. The drinkability is good and that is dangerous for a beer like this. Luckily I doubt I could handle more than three in a sitting. Very filling beer.

Notes: I hope I did this beer justice. I am new to the game but have had a pretty wide variety of beers, but this one stands out as the one that really opened my palate and got me into really enjoying beer.

AventinusCam, Jul 22, 2009
Photo of PartyBear
3.83/5  rDev -11.8%

Served from a 500ml bottle, at room temperature.

A - Dark red, to the point of being black. Pours with a significant head. The carbonation is medium, high for a non-lager.

S - The malts are clear on the aroma, but not overpowering. Mild spice, possible cinnamon.

T - Strong complex spiciness, could be clove, with cinnamon; definitely more to the spices but it's too complex for my taste buds. There are dark fruits in the background, figs standing out, and maybe raisins and cherries?

M - The carbonation is noticeable, which is something that I wasn't expecting in this. It tastes like it should sit heavy but it doesn't.

D - Decidedly complex beer, that offers up more spice than most. It is definitely unique in the flavours, in a positive way. This is not a beer that you can knock back one after another, it has to be savoured, and the entangled mosaic of flavours truly appreciated.

PartyBear, Jul 21, 2009
Photo of ShogoKawada
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%

A- Pours wonderfully. An aggressive pour yeilds a fantastic head, very active and creamy.

S- Dark cherries come to mind. Sweet, fragrant. A spice...coriander? is there.

T- Very tasty. Malty, sweet rasin bread. Chocolate and clove afternotes.

M- Pure awesomeness. Doesn't get better than this. Heavy carbonation that rolls all the flavors all over your tongue.

D- Moderate to high, depending on your affinity for the dopplebocks/weizenbocks. I loooove this beer.

ShogoKawada, Jul 21, 2009
Photo of superdedooperboy
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%

Poured from a half-liter bottle into a weizen glass. The code 08.057 is printed on the back of the label. Served at cellar temperature, between 48 and 50 F.

Initially pours a nicely clear, gorgeous deep mahogany with a finger-and-a-half of rocky tan foam. After swirling the yeast in the bottle and pouring into the glass, clarity obviously diminishes somewhat. Head retention is rather poor, as the head fades away pretty quickly and leaves behind virtually naught in terms of lace on the glass.

The nose is wonderful, with nice fruity esters reminiscent of plums, prunes, raisins and just a bit of fig; while present and discernible, though, these notes are not powerful and only play a supporting role in the overall Spiel of spicy nutmeg and clove aromas and a rich, chocolate-caramel maltiness. As things warm, a spicy alcohol presence shows itself as well.

Full-bodied and moderately carbonated, with a thick, slick mouthfeel. A rich, sweet caramel malt base holds throughout and supports a spiciness with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove dominating. Dark fruits come through again on the palate, but overall the rich maltiness takes the front seat, with some toasty melanoidins kissing the tongue and a boozy alcoholic character showing up as the beer warms a touch, helping somewhat in drying the otherwise long, malty-sweet finish.

Absolutely delicious and wonderfully delightful, a wonderful mélange of rich maltiness with spicy Weizen yeast characteristics and a bit of boozy alcohol, which is never overpowering on the palate but plays with the head, leaving that mellow swimmy nature that comes with it. The classic Weizenbock simply doesn't disappoint, and only gets better with freeze-distillation. I'd like to see how this one changes with age.

superdedooperboy, Jul 20, 2009
Photo of hardy008
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%

Pours a brown color, a light brown color with an off white foamy 2 finger head. Smell and taste are both very malty, with bananas, vanilla, cloves, and chocolate. The flavor has a nice sweetness to it. The 8.2 % alcohol is well hidden. Full bodied, rich and creamy with good carbonation. I could drink this beer over and over again.

hardy008, Jul 18, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

On-tap at Flying Saucer served in an Aventinus glass a murky dark orange with a very nice two-finger head that lasts as a thin layer but leaves no lacing on the glass. Aroma is a decent amount of dried fruits with hints of yeast, dark malt and leather. The taste is a wonderful balance of dried fruits, spices, clove and slight cocoa. The beer is somewhat light with very well hidden alcohol and decent carbonation. This is quite simply as good as a Weizenbock gets, especially on-tap!

atsprings, Jul 15, 2009
Photo of Plenum
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%

Had this on draft at the new Zeppelin Hall in Jersey City. First time having this one on draft...have always had the bottles.

Great mouthfeel, definitely some dried fruits and caramel going on with this one. Some lacing, and a great pour left little head.

Was very impressed with this on draft...very fresh!!!

Plenum, Jul 13, 2009
Photo of mothman
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%

Poured into Corsendonk Goblet

Pours a full creamy near 2 finger head. Slight tan in color. Great retention. Leaves some splattered lace. Color is a dark bark caramel brown. Damn good looking beer.

Aroma: A big malt bomb. Raisins, dark fruits, grapes, reminds me of the quad I just drank (Sixth Glass), just not as boozy. More malts than hops. Hardly any booze shows here. Plums, dried fruits, and very red wine like.

Taste: Huge malt taste. Very little booze to show. Plums, grapes, prunes. A lot of dark dried fruits going on here. A lot like the aroma, but not as big.

Mouthfeel: Rich and creamy. Perfect amount of carbonation. Full bodied. Leaves a slight hazy/dark fruit aftertaste. A little dry, not to bad.

Overall, by far the best doppelbock I have had yet. Great drinkability especially for the abv. I wish I had more of this beer. I will have it in the fridge in the future.

mothman, Jul 12, 2009
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,650 ratings.