Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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4/5 rDev -7.8%
In brief, liquid bubble gum without the sugar. A substitute for people who drink white sweet wines but do not care for beer taste. tasted like fruit flaroured bubble gum, alcohol well covered. Colour included. Also banana, cloves, nutmeg, some wheat.
01-11-2004 01:49:04 | More by Sammy
4.2/5 rDev -3.2%
Pours a murky iced tea color with a 2 inch light bone head that fades to a small cap. Small swatches of lace drip back down into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, dark fruits, and spices. Taste is of clove/spices, wheat, and dark fruits. There are some slight vanilla and chocolate flavors too. This beer has a high level of carbonation with a crisp and bubbly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer and the first of the style I have had. I would get this one again.
07-16-2011 02:01:40 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.08/5 rDev -6%
G: Poured into a weizen glass.
A: Hazy light mahogany with almost purple/ruby streaks. Nice off-white head of at least two fingers. Good lacing and plenty of sediment.
S: Crisp yeast with banana, bubblegum, and clove. Some sweet/tart fruit as well--perhaps green apple. Various dried fruits.
T: Dried fruits and a little bit of that green apple taste. Not as much of the bubblegum/banana as in the nose. Some dried fruits, as well as some slight spices.
M: Creamy and tart. Medium bodied with a pretty hefty dose of carbonation. The alcohol lets its presence be known, even though this is only 8.2abv.
D: The carbonation is a little much and I'm surprised by how prevalent the alcohol is given that the abv isn't that high.
04-28-2009 23:44:14 | More by Thorpe429
4.25/5 rDev -2.1%
A: Poured dark brown (only slightly hazy) into a weizen glass with a two finger head. Lots of carbonation is evident and a thin head consistently remained on the surface.
S: Mild aromas of malt and bananas with a hint of sweetness are discernible.
T: A kaleidoscope of rich flavors consisting of dark malts, chocolate, bananas, vanilla and cloves--all of which seem to be perfectly balanced--fill your taste buds. This complexity is very interesting.
M: The beer feels smooth on the palate due to the carbonation and has a medium body.
D: The level of alcohol is well masked, but this beer is better sipped to appreciate the complexities of the different flavors. This is a truly unique beer.
04-03-2010 19:41:23 | More by metter98
3.6/5 rDev -17.1%
While pouring Aventinus into my new weizen glass, I was stunned to see the crown rise quickly to the top. In fact, no beer was visible at first, just foam. As I type, the head is very slowly being replaced by beer. Give this one the gentlest of pours if you want to avoid a mess.
Golden brown... like freshly squeezed apple cider. The beer is hazy, almost turbid, with a torrent of carbonation rising off the bottom of the glass. The huge head is light toffee in hue and looks like it isn't going anywhere fast. Strangely enough, almost no lace sticks.
The nose is malty sweet with scents of melted caramel, apple cider, clove and light brown sugar. The beginning of each mouthful is reminiscent of sweet, fermented apples. Things then become pretty intensely dry and puckery. With warming, the spicier elements of the flavor (clove especially) come to the fore. This is probably the most clove-intensive beer that I've had yet.
The furious fizziness of the mouthfeel lessens over time, but never completely fades. The body seems fine otherwise; it's neither full nor light. Good job on masking the 8.2% ABV.
Aventinus is a bit of a letdown. I'm not sure what I expected from a weizenbock, but this wasn't it. It's a little too sour, a little too dry and way too carbonated. I'll probably give it another go sometime, since this may not have been a properly cared for bottle.
02-22-2004 18:43:49 | More by BuckeyeNation
4.45/5 rDev +2.5%
Appearance: Pours an ice tea brown color with a massive, frothy head; splotchy lacing
Smell: Cloves and bananas predominate, with some undertones of dark fruit; strong yeasty odor from the bottle fermentation
Taste: Tastes just like it smells, with the characteristic weissbeer flavor of bananas tempered by the deeper and richer maltiness you expect from a doppelbock; very spicy after the swallow, with hints of dark fruit and chocolate
Mouthfeel: The carbonation tingles the tongue; medium to full bodied
Drinkability: This is one fine example of the style - touches all the bases
07-22-2004 22:06:40 | More by brentk56
3.68/5 rDev -15.2%
Deep trouble copper appearance with a nice head that stayed there for a while. Aroma is quite complex, mayble a little bit fruity and even roasty. Alcohol is very discreet. Not my favorite style or indeed a style that I know much about but I wouldn't mind trying this again.
10-06-2003 17:05:54 | More by Phyl21ca
4.33/5 rDev -0.2%
It's always a good way to end a day... to dive into this one. A look that is prototypical of a dark wheat (dark mohogany and clearly hazy!?), but after that, it's nearly perfect. Aromas are that of a light barleywine with bubblegum (juicy fruit) and esters (banannas and cloves). The flavors are intensely similar. Bigger and bolder sweetness than expected in wheat beers but complex and bold nonetheless. More akin to and Urbock. So is the body, texture, and mouthfeel. Wheat-like malty/bready flavors show nicely from nose to finish. Sweet and malty in the finish and with a fruity, warming aftertaste. One of the best beers out there.
10-21-2005 17:43:08 | More by BEERchitect
4.68/5 rDev +7.8%
I was very exicited to finally get to try this, havent been able to get it locally, hopefully that will change soon. I must say with all the hype around it, it definatly lived up to my expectations. This is a supremely great beer in a class all its own.
A - Pour was extremely energetic and full of live. Great dark brown cloudy, hazelnut color. Huge off white, tannish color head billowed over the top creating a pillow like cloud over the glass. Superior retention, as the head stayed for what seemed like forever. Great lace throughout the entire session dripped down the glass. Look was pretty much perfect.
S - Aroma was intense, but had alot of subtleness as it warmed an was able to let itself go. Lots of fruitness was evident in the predominant wheat and yeast smell. Peaches, bananas and perhaps some plum were picked up. Lots of spiceness and hints at a fall or winter type aroma. Smell was light, nothing heavy at all.
M & T - First impression was simply wow. Great feel, soo silky smooth and light, and full of carbonation. Nothing overpowering at all, slight bit of warming from the alcohol, but nothing extreme or even distracting. The major flavor here was of course the wheat flavors, however there was a very complex mix of fruits and spices that played around on the palate. The just felt right, great glass.
D - Overall this was fantastic, drinkability superb and definatly one of the best beers I have ever had. I would put this up against and Belgian, any day. Really just a pleasure to drink. I cannot wait until the distributor gets this in around here, I have already cleared a spot in the fridge for it!
06-20-2007 00:38:21 | More by mikesgroove
4.4/5 rDev +1.4%
A: A 500ml bottle poured into my Moonlight pint glass. The pour is a dark brown with plenty of reddish highlights. A fluffy off-white head sits on top.
S: The smell is caramel, molasses, toffee, clove, and a bit of yeast.
T: This is one tasty beer! Lots of clove and yeast character in this beer. It goes along nicely with the sweetness of the malt and the wheat. There is also a mild banana and perhaps nutmeg flavor.
M: The body is quite impressive. It's very smooth and creamy, and has a wonderful level of carbonation.
D: Now I see why this is such a popular beer. I was a bit hesitant when trying this one out as I've never been the hugest fan of German brews, but this is perhaps a new favorite.
12-17-2009 07:38:36 | More by womencantsail
4.05/5 rDev -6.7%
Appearance: Pours a near clear, brown-amber body with a fluffy, downright voluptuous, off-white head.
Smell: Dark, sweet-scented wheat malt aroma full of notes of cocoa, caramel, banana chips, dark fruit, and with a particularly fragrant spiciness and minor whiff of peppery alcohol.
Taste: Deeply toasted wheat malt flavor with tastes of spiced chocolate powder and a bit of dark caramel candy. Heavy-handed dose of cracked cloves and cinnamon. Raisin-flavored bubblegum and banana fruitiness. Spicy, slightly herbaceous hops with a subdued bitterness. Sourish yeast quality. Dovetail of spicy phenolics and sweet malted wheat in the final tastes. Finishes malty and warming with a lingering spiciness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-high, lively carbonation. There's a delicate touch of stickiness to the mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Recommended. An exemplary weizenbock full of fine complexities to savor and indulge in.
04-25-2009 03:11:39 | More by ChainGangGuy
4.38/5 rDev +0.9%
This beer poured out as a really muddy looking brown color with a big fluffy tan colored head. The lacing looked promising and stuck around for most of the beer. The smell of this beer was really nice, had some soft wheat aromas mixed with some dark fruits and some spice. The taste of the beer was really great too, the flavors of clove and banana, sweet dried dark fruits and a nice wheat backbone. The beer is pretty light feeling despite the color. Overall I wasn't expecting to enjoy this beer as much as I did! What a nice surprise here. Can't wait to drink it again.
07-06-2011 19:07:11 | More by Knapp85
4.13/5 rDev -4.8%
Pours a medium brown with a nice big creamy head,the aroma is slightly sweet ans clovey.Has a banana pudding quality to it with some chocolate wafer tones,like some of the others I think this a pretty complex beer.A little heavy in the stomach so its not a highly drinkable beer for me,but a great complex beer.
07-16-2003 17:10:32 | More by oberon
4.15/5 rDev -4.4%
Served in a plastic tumbler.
Another little guy that I happened upon early in my beer-drinking existence and have only recently gotten around to returning to it. It pours a hazy sienna topped by a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises wheat, Belgian yeast, clove, red apple skin, and toffee. The taste brings more of the same to the table (well, cup, anyway), with some additions of black pepper, banana, nutmeg, and rye bread. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a mildly grainy feel. Overall, a very nice w-bock; it's pretty clear why many would consider it the standard of the style.
02-13-2011 22:28:14 | More by TMoney2591
4/5 rDev -7.8%
Not your typical Aventinus review, these reviews are from a recent tasting of vintage 2002-2003 cave-aged bottles. Wrapped in paper and tied with a purple cord.
This one looks much better than the 2002, a high clarity reddish brown with a ton of carbonation streamers. Carefully decanted into a weizen glass. An initial skim of foam is fed by the rapid, continuous carbonation.
Interesting aroma...sherry sweetness, attic must, clay, leather, slight alcohol, and black currants. Also very different from a fresh bottle, and unique in it's own right.
Flavors of dry earthy malts, candlewax smoke, very meaty feel similar to savory almonds or walnuts. Full and well-carbonated, drying out the palate a bit. Body is slightly lighter without the yeast poured in, but it's completely dead at this point, so why bother? The yeast has imparted many complex flavors into this cave-aged edition. I'd recommend drinking at 2-3 years, if this edition is released again.
Somewhat thin, moderate oxidation. Clay & musty caramel malt in the aroma. Almond and cidery tasting. Likely past it's prime. Foam rose to the mouth of the bottle before pouring, visible carbonation even after 1/2 hour of sitting in the glass. A muted sweetness and intial metallic note that blew off after breathing for awhile. Excessive sediment after a careful pour hinders the appearance, mouthfeel, and drinkability.
Much diminished in quality from a fresh sample, but still garners interest. I'll be drinking the 2003 vintage soon, don't wait too long on these. $4 from Lukas Liquors, KCMO.
Scores averaged to reflect a combination of the 2002-2003 vintages.
12-31-2007 20:50:16 | More by emerge077
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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