Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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4.39/5 rDev +1.2%
Bought a single at Round Rock Specs.
Pours a murky, dark iced-tea color. Huge, thick, frothy head...does not leave a lot of lace, but keeps a lovely little ring for the duration. Very inviting.
Fresh blast of banana bread, phenols, bubblegum, dark fruits. Nice.
Taste follows...even with a small kick of spice on the backend...maybe cinammon? A lot going on with this one.
Super smooth, creamy...easy drinking...something I love about a really good weizenbock or doppelbock...masks the alcohol so very well.
This is a very good beer. One to enjoy with a good meal...a steak dinner actually which I'll be enjoying momentarily.
11-12-2011 23:45:50 | More by obrike
4.9/5 rDev +12.9%
Pours a murky brown with a very nice 2" of creamy head that lasts and last.
Spicy phenols, banana, cloves, a little alcohol and some sweetness. The aroma is full and rich, no need to get all that close to it to catalog it, but you'll want to anyway.
The flavor is wonderful. Bold, rich weizen flavors with some sweetness that's countered very effectively by just enough bitterness. Just a little roastiness adds another dimension.
The mouthfeel is just a little thinner than I'd like in a 'dopplebock' type beer but the carbonation is very nice - not too prickly but with enough fizz to cut through a pretty potent flavor profile to get the mouth ready for more.
One of my favorite wheat beers and one of the best beers I've had regardless of ingredients.
11-12-2011 21:14:01 | More by mariposafan
4.4/5 rDev +1.4%
2004 Bottle. Apparently Schneider had been recently releasing cellared versions of this beer which is awesome. More room in my basement... I found it at the store for a reasonable $6.99. They also had the '05 and '06.
Poured it carefully as there was a boat ton of yeast at the bottom which has settled over the last 7+ years apparently, still some made it in. Color is a clear dark amber/light brown with nice dark amber hues along the edges. Very very small off white head that quickly recedes.
Aromas begin with rich notes of toasted wheat bread, caramelized banana and light clove. As it warms you get some light spice, fig and orange. There is a nice "aged" malt character made up of complex dark fruit smells that you can get with some cellared beers or certain old ales. Notes of sherry and red vinous notes emerge as well.
The tastes begin with toasted wheat bread, vanilla and light spice. As it warms you get more complex flavors of banana, clove, cinnamon, and the figgy/raisiny dark fruitiness. The flavor profile is subtly sweet highlighted by the dark caramelized malt flavors, no hop flavor to balance but it is nowhere near cloying, which I attribute to the lager yeast helping to dry out the flavors.
Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with medium to low carbonation, but given the age of this beer, I cannot complain and it works here. Drinks like a nice light wine almost. Finish is nice and malty yet crisp from the lager yeast and cellar aging.
Overall, this is another example of why properly cellaring bottle-conditioned beers is a great idea. When this beer is fresh I find the yeast flavors to be too dominant with way too much clove, banana and spice, but here they play a lesser role to the dark fruitiness and the caramelized toasted malts. Really well worth the $7 outlay and I will definitely be purchasing this again (in bulk) next time I see it.
11-11-2011 15:41:54 | More by claspada
3.45/5 rDev -20.5%
A: A foggy brown with virtually no head when poured.
S: The smell has hints of fruit but the aroma seems artificial.
T: It is good but not great. There is the taste of dates, citrus, and something herby that I cannot identify. The taste is very strong.
M: Slightly viscous and extremely carbonated.
O: Weizenbocks are not what I normally drink which is why I rated it lower than a Weizenbock drinker would have. It is worth trying if you want to try different beers.
11-10-2011 05:02:16 | More by jvillefan
4.33/5 rDev -0.2%
A: Pours a reddish/copper color with ruby hints when held up to the light. A short, off-white head forms and fades rather quickly, leaving a thin layer of fine bubbles on top. Sporadic lacing forms, but does not cling to the glass.
S: A good bit of banana, some wheat, cloves, bready malt, and some caramel.
T: Really nice, very heavy bready flavors, wheat, and yeast. A good bit of banana, some dark fruit, toffee, and caramel. Dark fruits include fig and a little raisin.
M: Medium bodied, smooth, and on the crisp side. Finish is slightly sticky.
O: I can see why this is a highly rated beer. Great flavor profile, a nice beer to drink over the course of an evening, as I did. Look forward to trying a few more in this style.
11-09-2011 03:28:01 | More by mdaschaf
4.33/5 rDev -0.2%
Pours the color of a strong cup of tea with a two-finger head, the bubbles turn more into a nice froth on the top once the initial pour dies down. Smells of muted dark fruits, cloves, and a light winey character. The taste is round and very smooth. The dark fruits and cloves dominate but are all slightly rounded and nothing seems to overpower the rest, great depth with a slight sweetness and a dry finish - all this without tiring the palate. The mouthfeel is creamy and very nice. This is a great beer! The alcohol is hidden and no doubt this is a well made beer overall. Add to that the fact it's widely available and reasonable priced make me think this will be added to the lineup often. A local shop has some 2004s wrapped in paper that I think I'll have to grab just to see what this thing does with some age.
11-07-2011 22:32:04 | More by plumcrazyfx
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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