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

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3,978 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,978
Reviews: 2,048
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 257
Gots: 357 | FT: 6
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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: 3,978 | Reviews: 2,048
Photo of surlytheduff
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a rich hazy burnt amber with a pillowy finger of head. The head had a great deal of lasting power. The beer smelled great - sweet malt, mild cloves, raisins, wheat..lot going on, but the components really meld together well.

Taste was very smooth. Hard to believe that this is 8.2%. Raisins, sweet malt, clove, some banana; pleasant yeast flavor. Really well balanced flavor. The beer had nice carbonation, a medium body and finished with a good spicy aftertaste.

Photo of chalsk
3.58/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber brown color with a thick off-white foam head. Has a strong aroma of dark fruit. Has a yeasty clove taste with dark fruit notes on the backend. Has a thin to medium mouthfeel. Very Tasty. Not sure it will stay this high in the top 50, but a good solid brew.

Photo of gtn80
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a weissbier glass.

Appearance is a murky brown with a big, fluffly white head.

Smell is amazing. Dark, deep malts. Tons of wheat, bit of fruitiness.

Taste is dark, fruity malts up front. Bit of banana, lots of spiciness. Absolutely no bitterness, just sweet, wheaty goodness.

Mouthfeel is highly carbonated, but still pretty thick and viscous.

Drinkability is great, amazingly solid for a beer at around 8% alcohol.

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy medium brown with a big creamy 2 finger head that leaves some lacing.
Nose is sweet, malty, fruity with some alcohol detected.
Taste is much like the nose, sweet, malty and fruity with some banana, very tasty. This almost has the taste of a Belgian dark ale. There is a slight alcohol taste with no hop bitterness at all.
Very highly carbonated, made for a nice head.

This is one excellent beer, don't pass it up if you see it.

Photo of Choppr
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a fantastic brew!

It poured a beautiful hazy medium orange with a very impressive head that outlasted the brew.

The scent coming off this beer was a medium sweet banana clove with some alcohol, though less than expected considering ABV.

It tasted like it smelled... malty banana with some clove and other fruits (apricot?). No noticeable hops. Clean and refreshing with minor alcohol taste.

Full of flavor and truly a joy to drink. If it weren't $4-5 a bottle, I'd drink it much more often!

Get some!

Photo of jeanbenetti
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%

Dark brown and cream beige long, high carbonation. Banana and clove aroma and flavor Ibid. Weizenbock is one who deceives, or looks like a simple Weizen in flavor, though more bananas, but its 8.2% alcohol to make a great marsh. Alcohol appears much less flavor than our national Weizenbocks, making this great beer and excellent drinkability.

Photo of iso
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A cloudy dark ruby color. Beautiful in it's subtleness. Head is thick with good retention.

Smell: Spicy, with plenty of clove. A bready sweet malt aroma.

Taste: This beer is some sort of ambrosia. Delicious heavy malt and yeast upfront. Caramel and clove. Banana notes add even more complexity.

Mouthfeel: Rich with a body that is neither too thick or too thin. Well carbonated without being overdone.

Drinkability: Even with all it's sweetness, this beer manages to strike a balance so as to not be cloying.

Photo of rarbring
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer is clouded, brown/murky, a tan high head that settles slowly, leaving very little lacing.

The smell is sweet, spicy and yeasty!

The taste is initially brown sugar sweet, spices, clove and coriander, oranges and apples. And yeast!

Medium high carbonation, small bubbles, soft and smooth, a bit oily, but yet a nice round dryness at the end.

A very well balanced and well done weizenbock.

Photo of Schneic8
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into a mug. the 10 141 means it was bottled in mid May.

Appearance: Deep orange/brown color, cloudy and pours a big head.

Smell: Nice smell with caramel and banana tones. Has a sweet smell that is appealing.

Taste: Slightly dry and smooth. Has a lot of fruit flavors and banana. Complex and I taste molasses/brown sugar as well as chocolates.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and full bodied. Seems kind of creamy and mild taste of carbonation.

Drinkability: Excellent beer that is easy to drink. Good flavor that was not what I expected. Unique flavors and complexity make it a great beer. You can start to the ABV after a while. Will definitely drink again.

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: This beer pours murky deep orange with an enormous tan head. Dissipation is slow and leaves nice lacings.

S: Rich wheaty banana together with sweet malt. Dark dried fruits - apricots. Some alcohol.

T: The malt is a bit drier, the wheat is a little bit in the background compared to the smell. Dark dried fruits - cherries. Bananas and some alcohol is noticable.

M: Full body and moderate carbonation. Aftertaste is long and dry. A bit alcoholic feel.

D: A very nice Weizenbock - a must try!

Photo of kzoobrew
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep caramelly raisin brown. Two and a half finger off white head. Retention is decent, a slight cap is left perched atop. Very minimal lacing.

My Lord is there ever a lot going on in the nose. Dark raisins, toffee and brown sugar are at the forefront. A more subtle yet noticeable spiciness is sett just behind. Clove and cinnamon with a strong dry cocoa scent develop more as the beer warms. This is the type of beer that if you try to smell everything you will never drink it. To me honest the intensity of the nose almost gives off a slight smokiness.

The flavor is a bit more simplified than the nose, that is not to say the flavor is not complex. Brown sugar, raisins and cloves roll across the palate before transitioning to a deeper cocoa flavor midpalate. Dark fruit and spice flavors linger on the back of the palate.

The flavor is very heavy but the body is fairly light in comparison. Overall, medium bodied with carbonation which is a bit high for the style. The texture is smooth and the finish is long.

Glad to have finally tried this beer. It was an experience matched by no other. While I may not enjoy the flavors as much as other I do appreciate the quality of this brew. One bottle is enough for me. Definitely one to pick up at some point in your beer journey.

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

Pours a dark brown with a white head. Hoppy, hints of clove, and coffee smells dominated armoa. Some spice and hops going down, but really dominated by the malts. Very smooth and balanced in body. Very drinkable as it goes down real smooth and has great taste, but it's very pricey. More of a once with a fancy meal than anythingelse.

Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A really cloudy, dark brown, with a creamy head that leaves respectable lacing. The smell is something special, sweet fruity and clove spice like a Weissbier but more intense, plus an additional alcohol burn.

The taste is just like a Weissbier but stronger of alcohol and malt. Sweetness is present but not too strong and also some bitters in the aftertaste. This is a very thick and chewy brew and is just what the style should be. One is enough but session drinking could be possible if taken slow. Highly recommended and an asset to the style.

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

500 mL brown bottle, poured into nonic pint glass

appears a cloudy brownish, almost purple color. a nice thick white head that remains to the end. aroma is wheat bread, with spice.

taste is an extremely smooth flavor, a balance between wheat, malt, and spice. fairly high carbonation, but creamy head.

high drinkabilty, as it tastes like a lower ABV, and it's easy to drink.

Photo of NODAK
4.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Aroma here will rival the sweetest of beers. Lots of banana and bubblegum show up with some faint spices in the background.

Pours a dark brown in my pint glass with a thick, rocky head with fair staying power.

Taste is such a sweet and delicious one. Tons of banana here...bubblegum....sweet fruit....and some definite clove presence as well. This is the predominant taste of the beer and it's oh so drinkable. Alcohol at 8.2 percent?? Couldn't tell at all. The sweetness and cloves go all the way through the finish. No hops to be detected. Small incidence of wheat on the back.

One of the few beers that nears absolute perfection to me. It'd be hard to believe they get much better than this.

Photo of DrewZ926
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a cloudy dark brown with a slight white head. Settles nicely and remains opaque throughout.

S - Very full smell similar to other bocks, rich in hops and sweet malty goodness. Picking up distinct notes of toffee, caramel, coffee, and a faint hint of clove

T - Very full malt profile which is complemented very well by the hoppy finish, which leaves a nice spiciness on your palate. Bold flavors throughout with a sweetness I was not expecting from a dopplebock

M - Very smooth, perhaps the finest quality of this beer, very rich and balanced

D - Could drink this all day, preferably at a bier garten in deutschland. The ABV is masked scarily well, boozy aftertaste is pleasant not overwhelming

Photo of SolomonGrundy
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Go Giants!! Pours a cloudy but beautiful deep amber. Huge, three to four fingers of marshmallowy head that settles into a persistent finger of creamy goodness. Wonderful lacing. So far this is elite...Huge aromas of fig, licorice, sweet maltiness, maybe even some tart cherry in the background. This is already clearly a world class beer. Flavor doesn't quite match up to all this, however. Upfront, the flavor is awesome. Lots of fig, malt and licorice immediately assaults you. However, the middle and finish thin out a tad too much for me. Alcoholo of 8.2% ABV completely masked in this brew. I could see people sessioning this and getting greatly ill. Trying to like it more, but the finish is too thin. It's wonderful for about 80% of the drink, then not so perfect. This is, however, an excellent and elite beer, and powerfully drinkable.

What I like most: The color, nose and ABV.

What I like least: The finish is too thin.

Verdict: An elite beer worth tracking down, having only a minor fault here and there.

Photo of dogfishandi
3.85/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle pulled from the fridge poured into an imperial pint glass. 10 160 on the back label that indicates it was bottled in early june of 2010.

pours a cloudy brownish amber color with a big 3 fingers of off white head. head lasted a few minutes and then eventually to some spotty foam. bits of lace.

sharp sweet malts kind of reminiscent of a belgian dark or quad. flouride, clove, alcohol, bits of bannana and bubblegum.

big flavor. your hit with big sweet dark malts, dark dried fruits, flouride. seems just a little tart at times. the yeast cuts through the malts nicely. clove, bannanas. maybe some cherries. lots of alcohol.

thick heavy, almost syrupy at times. lively and sparkly on the palate after each sip.

i didnt enjoy this as much as i thought i would. very reminiscient of a belgian quad, same flouride like feel and power. i prolly wont buy this again, but thats not to say i wont drink it again.

Photo of Snamnoum
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - murky brown, big rocky head which fades quickly.

Smell - bananas, cloves, phenols, and booze.

Taste - tons of fruit, dark malt, and alcohol. Plumbs, grapes, warming bourbon-like alcohol. Did I mention alcohol?

Mouthfeel - think syrupy with an abrasive feel. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability - A good Eisbock but wow would this be hard to drink in large quantity but then again why would you. Not my favorite style but a excellent represent representation of it.

Photo of therica
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A= burgundy-brown, huge fluffy off-white tan head that pillows for quite some time.

S= complex malts, prune, various spice notes of clove, cinnamon, slight honey.

T= slightly dry, dark fruity, nice malts, prune, spices. More carbonated than I would have expected, slightly bloating.

M= slightly tart and dry, nice dark fruits, light honey. Maybe even a touch of dark chocolate notes.

D= limited only by the cost and higher ABV%. For me, a session is managing to finish a full 22-ounce bottle at one sitting!

Photo of megahurts4
4.72/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Schneider Aventinus

Appearance: Dark brown, very nice lacing, and medium head.

Smell: Yeast, wheat, malts, and subtle dark fruit.

Taste: Yeast, wheat, malts, dark fruits, and subtle hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light smooth and a light aftertaste.

Very nice! This is a great beer. It is very well balanced and smooth. It is full of flavor, yet can be used as a session beer as well.

Photo of Flightoficarus
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ah, Aventinus. Time for a revisit!

A - Pours a dark, cloudy mahogany, with a massive, thick off-white/near-tan head, which persists for awhile before receding.

S - What a big scent here! smell is of banana, clove, wheat, cinnamon, molasses, and caramel.

T - Wow. Taste is like one serious, super-hef, with a greater degree of flavor complexity. Big, wheaty, and malty. Banana and clove flavors throughout, with a medley of other spices, like cinnamon. Molasses/brown sugar notes. Even some vanilla & cocoa notes can be found. Dare I say it's the most flavorful wheat beer out there? it's certainly one of them!

M - Super smooth, and full bodied. Thick and creamy. Almost like a milkshake as it foams up.

D - The 8.2% isn't even remotely detectable. It's amazingly drinkable for it's strength.

Overall - After one taste, it's easy to see why this one is often considered the archetype of Weizenbocks. If you like wheat beer, go seek it out. Now.

Photo of sfprint
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Gushing head from a completely unagitated bottle. Achtung! Cloudy nut brown with a huge head.

S: Banana, brown sugar. Like banana bread. Yum.

T: Almost creamy, heavy sweet bread. Faint vanilla. Alcohol on the tail, but not overt. I wish it was a bit milder. It's a lot like very nice bread, in drink form.

M: Soft with a mild carbonation sting.

D: Excellent. What a wonderful beer. I can't believe I've lived in Germany almost 3 years and have never tried it.

Photo of yeahnatenelson
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance -- Pours a deep chestnut hue with a voluminous foamy beige head. Beautiful.

Smell -- Banana, bubblegum, clove, cream of wheat, dark fruit, spice, some leafy vegetal aroma. Very aromatic.

Taste -- Banana and clove, earthy yeast, cream of wheat, dark dried fruit, rum soaked raisins, leafy vegetable, and cocoa. Alcohol presence is made evident in the mid-palate. Finish is lots of spice, dark fruit, and earthy yeast.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-full body with ample fluffy carbonation. Long finish.

Drinkability -- An exceptional beer. Not my favorite style, but this is certainly its standard bearer. If only for the experience, it's a must-try.

Photo of andrenaline
3.95/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a ridiculous amount of head (and the pour was by no means aggressive), a nice hazy mahogany colour, relentless retention and some nice sticky lacing.

S - Cloves and cinnamon, toffee malts, apple and citrus scents and a bit of raisins on the finish.

T - Very fruity with cherries, apple and plums. The raisin flavour is also quite noticeable with some nice spices coming through on the finish with cinnamon and nutmeg. The higher ABV goes completely undetected.

M - The heavy carbonation is a bit of a drawback, making it a little too light for my liking. Would've preferred if it were a bit thicker and chewy.

D - Overall a very tasty offering. The flavours are very unique and fruity and make for a very pleasurable experience. The carbonation was a bit of a turnoff for me, but that's more of a personal preference. Worthy offering to any wiezenbock fan!

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