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

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Reviews: 2,038
Hads: 4,082
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 6.26%
Wants: 277
Gots: 411 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

Formerly Schneider Aventinus.
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Photo of Andreji
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In my most recent visit to 'Le sous-bock', in Les halles in the centre of paris, I decided to go for this Weizen, one of those "summer beers" that I must try before I head back home.

The body, dark toned in a brown, slightly translucid dusty pour, considerably carbonated with a thick head, slightly tanned past simply white. The smell gives off wheat and malt all at the same time, with a certain moderation and delicacy. The taste, quite soft but pleasant, follows the Weizen parameters and suggests not too much, but a combination of flavours, and a refreshing brew. nice. (579 characters)

Photo of hobbes2112
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle

Pours a deep Pyrope color, very beautiful with a great white head of tiny bubbles.

Smell is fresh and of fig/raisin, raspberry, bran muffins, syrah grapes and of course alcohol. Well mixed and inviting.

Taste shows up to the party firing on all cylinders. Dark fruit, wheat, syrah/shirz-y pepper, spice and a dry alcohol finish.


Mouthfeel is great, not quite 5 material yet but getting close. The carbonation, body and overall "shape" of the beer fit the aroma and taste quite well.

Drinkability gets a good. I like this beer a lot and could really have this in a lot of situations. The only factor lowering the drinkability here is the alcohol content, I like the warming and slight buzz but this would turn a two beer happy hour to a one beer happy hour. (hey! money saver right?) (813 characters)

Photo of Beastdog75
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aventinus is a brew that provides a lot of "entertainment" for the senses. The beer looks good, smells good, tastes good, and feels good. It masterfully combines elements of a doppelbock with some of the subtleties of a hefeweizen. This is definitely a beer that is worth trying.

Aventinus pours a hazy, copper-like brown color with a massive foam head that rests on top of the brew. The head lasts for a few minutes before vanishing. The smell starts off like a doppelbock, with some big malty scents of caramel present along with the presence of alcohol. After a few moments, some weisse smells come through such as spices and banana. The infamous "dark fruit" smell is here too. This beer feels quite smooth and is moderately carbonated. The bock qualities are immediately noticable upon tasting. The malt presence lends flavors of caramel and honey while the alcohol presence is quite noticable on the palette as well. A slight wheaty twang shows up to remind you of the wheat presence in the brew. This brew struck me as quite fruity, with apples, bananas, figs, and maybe even some cherry present as well. The flavors brought to mind a brandy in some ways. Some generic spiciness, cloves, and cinnamon were detectable but were not the focal point. Moderate dryness in the finish. Dryness continues on with the alcohol presence and the dark fruitiness, and the warming sensation from the alcohol is one of the most pleasant in recent memory.

This is a very nice brew. It would be perfect for the winter months, but I would drink this any time during the year. It is complex enough that everyone has their own interpretation of this brew. Don't just read the reviews, go buy this one and discover what lies inside this "trip in a bottle." (1,748 characters)

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

Big head as this pours. Lasts a little bit before leaving just a little bit. Not much lacing. The body is dark brown, but not quite opaque.

The spiciness in the smell reminds me of some strong Belgians I've had lately but isn't quite as strong. Much fruitiness in there as well.

Not so much fruitiness in the taste. The spiciness really does come out now. The alcohol is not very evident in the taste. A little banana in the aftertaste.

Carbonation in this beer is on the high side but not too much. The body is a bit watery for my taste but doesn't detract from the overall experience. The alcohol is comforting in the finish.

Not a session-type beer, but great for after dinner or relaxing late at night (as I am now). A slow nightcap, and drinkable for what it is.

Overall this is very good. My first in this style but this is a great balance between the Weiss and the Bock styles and I would recommend it. (924 characters)

Photo of twilight
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Dark like dark honey, a rich almost clear brown with some red. The head is thick and creamy with bubbles still rising as I stare at this beautiful pint. Is it the beer or my dashing pouring technique. Awwww shucks, you guys are the best.

Aroma is fruity, on the side of spiced malt, almost.

Mouth filling spiciness with initial taste of sour grass with a hint of cinammon but not cinammon. I can't really describe it, and this is what I love about dopplebocks. Wheat lightness coupled with grassy bitterness with a hint of fruitiness with the vaguest hints of sweetness. It subsides to a bitterish grassy note with the wheat carrying the lighness of the beer. Alcohol taste is present only in the lingering taste well after the sip.

Mouthfeel is so good. Carbonation swishes forth when you first taste it, almost overtaking the initial bite, but then subsides to let the taste break through.

I could take huge gulps of this one, particularly on a nice pre-summer day like today? What am I doing inside reviewing this beer? I don't know. Call me crazy. (1,064 characters)

Photo of beerinator
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy maple color. Off white head with not too much retention.

Aroma: Smells sweet and sharp, with alcohol notes present. A bit of fruit noted. The beer's sweetness seems to be deriving from caramel, and not the fruit.

Taste: Heavy malt upfront. Lots of carbonation on the tongue. Finishes with a bit of sweetness. The tingly on the tongue is slightly harsh.

Notes: Pretty decent example of a dopplebock. Mouthfeel isn't the best, but it still is a good drinking beer. (490 characters)

Photo of PorterLambic
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A huge head develops initially, slowling the pouring process while you wait for it to drop down to its thin, almost film-like final state. A deep, caramel brown, basically clear although it is bottle conditioned and some yeast sediment is present at the very end of the pour.
Smell is malty, sweet, somewhat smoky .
Taste is very complex with sweet, sour, smoke, chocolate & malt most noticeable initially, with spice (cloves & nutmeg), chocolate & a floral-like alcohol in the aftertaste. Spice more present in aftertaste.
Smooth, slightly tingly on the tongue, not much carbonation. Warming of alcohol develops very nicely, tapers off slowly.
Very drinkable, albeit slowly due to the 8% ABV. A 500 ml bottle of this won't disappear in a few minutes time, but will slowly as you linger over the various flavors. Highly recommended. This beer single-handedly destroyed all my preconceived notions of what a German beer tasted like. A definte, "must try" beer. In my top ten of all time. (990 characters)

Photo of faernt
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aventinus is one of my favorites and my wife gave me these bottles of 2000 as a Christmas present last Christmas 2003. The initial pour is clear with an atypical small head that settles into a skim. I've had Aventinus pour with a 3" head in a weisse bier glass and this poured into a chalice and didn't flash the big boy head of the standard issue. Nonetheless it threw a spicy and raisiny aroma that urged me on to drink.

The taste is very blended and spicy. After enjoying the first pour I refilled my glass with the remainder of the bottle and forgot about the age and probable yeast floating up from the bottom. It came into my glass with the balance of the beer giving me floaties and cloudiness and a resultant bitterness that wasn't present before. I urge you to take care in your pour since I feel I blew it by pouring in the disturbed balance.

This is still a very good beer even with my blundering pour. It remains drinkable in the Summer and Fall and Winter. This is a versatile weisse. (1,005 characters)

Photo of Trentonator
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice thick, creamy head, the color of the beer is gorgeous! It's at once brown with purple tints, some red and black too. Head lasts a little too little, but it's very large. Smell is awesome too, I get some raisins, banannas, maybe a hint of toffee. Taste-spectacular! Absolutely delicious, almost "chewy", it tastes so incredibly rich, it's almost sinful. High marks for this beer all around. (394 characters)

Photo of BadBadger
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer is truely amazing. Watch out when you pour this beer, a monster tan head arises. Use the largest pilsner glass you have available. The smell is a citrus aroma, if you weren't looking at the extreme dark color of this fine beverage you would think this was a plain old hefe. The taste will knock your socks off: citrus, cloves, an explosion all over the lingual taste buds. Thsi is one wonderful spicy concoction, which unfortuantely limits its drinkability. Enjoy one ASAP! (483 characters)

Photo of Afterburner
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured a deep mahogany color with a thick, foamy, eggshell-colored head. Good head retention.

Smell: Rich malt aroma, with a strong fruity character. Typical bananas and also (oddly) cantaloupe. Also has an earthy smell, almost like damp, overturned soil. Finally some hints of anise and clove spiciness.

Taste: Tart, lively tang immediately upon consumption. Malt and caramel show up with fanfare halfway through, along with faint chocolate notes and hops. Finish is strongly banana, with subdued hop character, raisins, and noticable alcohol burn. Also a faint taste of cloves.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. More effervescent than your usual doppelbocks, but less effervescent than a standard hefe-weizen.

Drinkability: Reasonably so, although the alcohol might be a limiting factor.

Overall: This was a marvelously complex beer, very similar in tone to Wolnzacher Roggenbier. And the fact that the high malt content comes primarily from wheat malt gives this beer an interesting character that few other beers can match. Recommended. (1,060 characters)

Photo of rkhaze
4.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light chestnut color with a big foamy tan head and lots of carbonation. Champagne would be proud to have some of these lines of finely beaded bubbles.
Big sweet and toasty malt smells. Tropical fruit, mainly banana, and an almost bubblegum hint. A bit of brown sugar and hints of clove and dark rum.
Mmmm good! Sweet toasted bready malt flavor. Lots of rum soaked, sugared fruit, spices and a little nuttiness as well. Chocolate, clove and cola in the finish. Outstanding!
Medium to full bodied with a rich, full, creamy mouthfeel that was lightened nicely by the carbonation.
The alcohol made its presence known as the beer warmed, but in a complementary way. This along with the carbonation induced light mouthfeel leads to great drinkability. But beware, it'll sneak up on you. (792 characters)

Photo of rajendra82
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The reddish orange to burnt amber looking body surprised me with its initial clarity and the lack of cloudiness. The second pour however had a large number of floating clumps of the little friends. The initial head was an inch and a half in height with a fizzy carbonation. The head did not last very long at all, and there was no lacing to speak of. The smell was perfumey to medicinal alcohol with underlying banana, clove, and ripe cherries. The taste was initially quite sweet with lots of fruity esters and spices typical for a German wheat beer. The alcohol appears to be very well hidden at first, but as the beer warms up, it starts to step in front of other flavors and introduces a lot of dryness in the mix. Towards the end of the glass, the hops make a surprisingly strong appearance. There is a faint smokiness to the malt that is like a wispy ghost. Mouthfeel is not as creamy as I had hoped for, and the yeast adds a mildly unpleasant metallic twang. Very complex beer that starts out easy, and then changes its tune a couple of times as it has your attention. (1,075 characters)

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.88/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a unique wheat beer that wants to be bock and succeeds. It has a deep brown color with reddish hues and solid carbonation. The head is ginormous like all good wheat beers and lasts till the very end. There are sheets of lace left on the glass. It smells like cloves, bananas and passionfruit. The taste is malty and also very fruity with pronounced clove and chocolate flavors. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy and very complex.
overall this is probably the best wheatbeer Ive tried, its also very unique. Cheap at $2.75 cdn a bottle too. (549 characters)

Photo of Quaffer
2.95/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16.9 oz. Bottle. Picked this up in Dallas. Not available here in Wichita.

Appearance: Dark hazy brown. Surprisingly, the thin, coarse head acted just like the head on a soda. Rose up thin and fizzed away immediately. Very heavy bead.

Smell: Green apples and chocolate were the main components. Also some light banana, lemon zest, and a good dollup of grainy wheat. Became somewhat sour on the nose after a short period of time.

Mouthfeel: Kind of thin in the mouth. A little chewy, but also a little chalky. Sometimes, it had an extrememly rough bite in the back of the throat.

Taste: Heavy clove, banana, and tart fruit. Seemed very sour and not really in a good way. Like extremely over-the-top green apple, but with a chemical bite. Powdered cocoa and light wheat rounded out the flavors with some hints of yeast and a continuation of the annoying sour flavor on the finish.

I was pretty disappointed with this one. Between the almost non-existent head and the weird sour flavor, I almost thought that I had on off bottle and didn't review it. But enough of the other flavors seemed on point that I think it is supposed to taste like this.

0 for 2 with Schneider. (1,184 characters)

Photo of BeerBard
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perhaps the finest German beer I can buy bottled in Austin...who doesn't need to have an exceptional beer handy for those special occasions?
O.K.
I'm drinking this side-by-side with my second most favorite beer in the world...a bottled Andechs Dopplebock (my favorite is the draft dopplebock from the monastery in Bavaria).
The smell is wonderful...
The head's still there after 20 minutes...
I'm savouring the comparison...making it last. The head's still there...
The banana-rum bread description just before this one is very fitting. Throw in some raisons and maple syrup and you have it a bit closer....very sweet. VEEERY LOOOONNGGGG mouthfeel....as long as it gets with any beer I've ever had.
It's a wonderful thing...the only reason I don't drink it more regularly is to keep trying other beers and because beer drinkin' is like wearing clothes...how often do you wear your favorite shirt?
Anyone who loves rich alcohol-laden and flavor packed beers must try an Aventinus. You will not regret it, even if you don't love it as much as I. (1,053 characters)

Photo of dippy
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fantastic. People have been saying that there is a hint of banana in there which made me hesitant to try it. But it was amazing. Like drinking a rum banana bread.
Dark brown in color that you can just see through, fizzy head that didn't last, but left a touch of lace behind. Not that it mattered because this was a fragrant beer without the head with fruity banana notes and a sweet aroma from the alcohol.
Medium to full body. More carbonated than I thought it would be. A little sweet for my tastes but still a fabulous beer.Good beer (542 characters)

Photo of mschofield
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with hints of red at the edges, crackling four finger light tan head settles to a finger tall, and remains all the way through, leaves temporary sheets of lacing that fade (probably due to the ABV).
Spicy, fruity aroma, dark and red fruits, wheat, roasted character.
Fruity in the taste as well, chocolate, clove, spice, lots of fruit, and caramelized fruit. Clove is strong in the back.
Medium bodied and crisp. Good drinkability for the ABV, feel like I could have a couple. (498 characters)

Photo of Globetrotter
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tall tapered neck brown half liter bottle that looks just like the picutre here. Purity law applies. Best before 11/4/04, I opened it on 4/11/04.

Pours a nice cloudy copper under a voluminous three finger beige head wiht great retention and firm body. There was some lacing, but should have been more. The nose is a wonderful combination of the strong malt expected of a doppelbock and the yeast and spice of a Hefeweizen. The compliment each other very well. The mouth is very prickly and too light for this style. The taste is ooh so smooth, with lemon and coriander on top of a good barley base. When cold, there is no noticeable caramel, with the sweetness far more citrus than candy. As it warms, though the candy emerges, and takes over, leaving a very sweet aftertaste from the final swallow. There are no discernible hops, and the alcohol is very well hidden. This is a nice enjoyable drink. My wife's comment after a sip: umm, unusual. Yup. Unusually good! (968 characters)

Photo of Redrover
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

16.9 oz brown bottle with that great purple label. No apparent freshness dating.

The beer pours a hazy dark brown with subtle purple highlights with a massive and I mean massive chiffon like head. Not much in the way of lacing.

The nose is sweet smelling with clear notes of raisins and clove. Strong alcohol presence s well.

Sweet initial taste with the alcohol (8%) clearly present. Beer also has a slightly sour aspect to it as you work your way further into the beer. The raisin taste from the smell is also present in the taste. Some fruit flavors (plums) also emerge.

Wow this is an interesting beer. The mouthfel is nice and soft, the carbonation is very subdued which seems strange to me given the massive head. I’m not sure I would have more than one of these in a sitting due to the alcohol content, but it is a nice change of pace beer. (862 characters)

Photo of DrunkenPanther
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

As the bar maid was bringing this brew to us, it almost appeared as though it was 1/2 liter of purple liquid with a giant fluffy white head on top. As it got closer, I realized it was merely a deep ruby color, but what a color it was. The locals at the table tried their hand at English with us, giving us the warning that this beer was not for amateurs. Taking a sniff, you could tell this beer was in the 8% range. Pretty alcohol smelling. As I took the first sip, my worries of it tasting like pure alcohol were put to ease. While there was a bit of an alcohol taste, there was plenty of malt here to balance that out. A bit of a clove taste followed it as well. It was a lot crisper than I was expecting. Definitely a refreshing bock to take down mid day. (759 characters)

Photo of kbub6f
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The head is big, noisy and collapses unevenly, leaving runny spots of lacing. Its color is a light-gray/tan. The beer is a clear, dark red/brown. The yeast pour adds a slight haze. Spicy! nose. Sweet, with cream. The front is tangy, tangy fruit. Green apples and candy sugar. With temperature that tanginess tames to the point where some banana shows. Sweet fruit in the middle with some cream. The creaminess builds as the beer warms, turning almost milk-chocolatey. Tangy again in the finish; toffee, some bread, lots of spice. Some alcohol in the aftertaste. This beer really needs to warm up to bloom. When cold, the tangy fruit is almost overwhelming. With temperature, the fruit softens considerable and the thick, malty, creamy, chocolatey malt starts to shine through. Stunningly good when warm. It's like a good, fruity, creamy dessert. (845 characters)

Photo of soper2000
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice dark amber with an immense white head. This stuff has some pretty intense aroma. Grassy notes flooded my room when i poured this into a glass. Very wheaty smell. Taste is pretty interesting. To me this beer seems to blend the qualities of a nice German wheat and a nice Belgian dark ale. It's bubbly and complex like a Belgian dark, but also very wheaty with hints of banana like a German wheat. Very interesting beer. It's a nice to have a bottle every couple of weeks or so. (490 characters)

Photo of watermelonman
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured to a dark brown with hints of purple and red. The head is large and fluffy, and sticks around through the duration of the glass. The whole thing just looks great.

Wheat malts are detectable in the taste up front, with a strong bock-style punch of alcohol at the end of the taste. The alcoholic content is very apparent but not overwhelming. It feels sharp in the mouth without offending, and it's pretty easy to drink considering what's inside.

While I felt the Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock was good but perhaps a touch overdone, this beer is simply outstanding. (576 characters)

Photo of woemad
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle purchased at Jum's Homebrew in Spokane for $3.30.

Poured a dark orangy amber color, with a huge, uneven off-white head that took its time dissipating.

Smell was of wheat (duh) coupled with the aroma of cloves. There's also a little bit of caramelish sweetness.

Taste was of wheat, but not a dominant hefeweizen wheatiness. This wheat taste mingles with a malty sweetness and a clove-cinammon spiciness. There is a very slight hoppy crispness in the finish, but it is very subdued in comparison to what came before it. The abv is not noticeable at all.

Mouthfeel is moderately thick, but not as thick as I thought it would be, being a "wheat-doppelbock". Neverthelss it is a little bit filling.

This is a very drinkable beer. I would not hesitate to have one in the future. It might be a little bit much for someone to have repeated pints of, however. There's a reason few bars have doppels on tap. This is a good thing. Something 8%abv that goes down this easy should have some sort of arresting effect. (1,032 characters)

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 2,038 ratings.