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

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world-class

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
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

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
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(Served in a weizen glass)

A- This beer pours a deep brown color with a medium hazy body that just lets light through in the narrow part of the glass. The head is a perfectly smooth big creamy light tan with a strong carbonation to keep it going.

S- The notes of banana and cloves are strong and pleasant in the aroma. Hints of vanilla and bubblegum are in the background. A very soft bready aroma smoothes over the other flavors and the finish has a very delicate hop bitterness.

T- The soft taste of wheat is complimented with some caramel and bready notes. The finishes with a bit of a carbonic taste but no real hop flavor. The soft taste of banana is very faint and a bit more pronounced as it warms. The slight tartness in the malt comes through as it warms also.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with some creamy texture to it. No alcohol warmth but a hint of fizz on the tongue.

D- This is a great wheat beer that has increased its complexity with all the dark malt. It would be nice to taste even more of the dark qualities to compete with the banana flavor and other flavors of lighter German wheat beers.

Photo of akorsak
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 500 mL bottle served near room temperature.

A: The beer is a deep orange-brown color that had a large head on the initial pour. After the pour subsided, a small white ring remained.

S: The beer has an unmistakable clove aroma, estery with hints of banana.

T: The first flavors to hit are light wheat notes. They soon give way to the weizen esters. They are fruity but reserved, not fully taking control of the beer. As the beer warms on the palate, a slight alcohol burn emerges but it is not that astringent.

M: The hefe weizen aromas combined with the stronger wheat body make this a good tasting beer.

D: The beer is very drinkable, the deceptive abv notwithstanding. The beer combines the enjoyable flavors of a hefe weizen with the strength of a bock, nicely done.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jdhilt
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a three-finger light tan head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Almost cloudy dark amber color, ton of yeast in bottom of bottle. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Caramel nose. Flavor is sweet yeasty caramel, clean finish. Cellars well, brewed 2004. $6.75 for a 500ml bottle from a Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, ME.

Photo of billab914
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. Pours a dark brown slightly reddish color with a one finger white head. The foam settled after a minute of so and clung to the sides of the glass. not much lacing on the glass.

Aroma is strong with wheat, banana, cloves with a slight alcohol spiciness. Taste starts out similar with wheat, banana, and clove but the dark malt adds a very interesting and delicious chocolate flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, I really enjoyed drinking this one.

Overall this was an excellent beer, it was very similar to a hefe except with the addition of the dark malts that add a wonderful complex flavor.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of John_M
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Was feeling a bit extravagant, and so bought a bottle of the 1999 vintage edition of this today at Max's today. Am very, very glad I did.

The beer pours an ice tea brown color with very good head retention and OK lacing. On the nose, this is just lovely stuff. The beer has a sweet ice tea aroma, but with chocolate, cinnamon, and light clove. The blend of aromas is wonderful. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely in this fairly sweet beer, but the extended aging has imparted a lightness and delicacy that is remarkable. The sweet malt shines through beautifully in this beer, but with just enough underlying spice to counter the sweetness (which age has dialed down anyway). Mouthfeel is light, rich and long lasting... this truly is just an incredible beer. Drinkability is so good, that this beer is dangerous. What age has done to this beer is truly astonishing.... just excellent. I wonder if Casey will let me buy the rest. Yes, it truly is that good.

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

Pry off the cap and we're off to the races (will I get the beer into the glass or will the foam beat me and end up on the floor?) Even at 3 years of age, this sample showed its Aventinus-like characteristic of over-anxiously climbing up the bottle neck the very second it was exposed to air. The head has become more subdued with age but still the beer remains tightly tucked under a white, feathery, finger high blanket of foam.

The beer is a lovely colour: lacquered cherry wood with earthy accenting tones of cedar and mahogany (certainly the Aventinus table set would look great in my dinning room). It is clear but deep and concealing. Nevertheless, transparency is awarded, one need only look beyond the effulgent glints that twinkle from the beer when held into the light.

The aroma is... quite interesting, to put it modestly. I remember a potent and powerful bouquet of yeast brimming with fresh potpourri like esters and phenols. Its fragrant clove and spicy pepper were too much for my nose when I first tried the beer. With age, however, those have faded and in their place arises a sickly sweet, seething scent of melted caramel and fermenting fruits.

I'm beginning to see a likeness to barleywines and old ales. There is an abundance of dark caramel, a definite brandy-ish influence and the unmistakable flavour of figs. Each sip I think of Turkey, North Africa, the Middle East - but not Germany; if ever there were a beer version of Boukha surely this is it. Speaking of spirits, I taste a few others too: Calvados, Poire Williams, Kirsch, and certainly Mirabelle.

Along with the apples, pear, cherry and plum I'm also noting cocoa (so you might as well add Creme de Cocoa). It's interesting that I'm listing the fruit liqueurs rather than the fruits themselves. Trying it fresh I remarked on the unmissable amount of alcohol. Now that's it has matured the booze is not detectable outright although it has obviously blended in with the flavours (hence fruit liqueurs not fruits). There's a lot of complexity, that's for sure.

Yes, I definitely remember this being warming (in an 'Indian Sunburn' sense) but it's obviously ripe for the drinking now. Despite both its strength in flavour and in alcohol content, this is being consumed with heaping, crammed mouthfuls. A pint does not seem overkill, it seems the bare minimum. The texture is sappy and sticky yet at one point I was literally distracted by the sound of crackling carbonation.

Aventinus has earned its reputation as a unique, world-class beer. Still, I was not swept away the first time I tried it, nor the second, nor the third. I had heard and read about people aging it; the claims that it evolves and matures into an even higher beer and so I thought I'd give it a shot. Three years later I could not be any happier I did. It really does become a different beer, stock the cellar and find out for yourself. Trust me!

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4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into a British pint glass. Bottle dated 9/20/2010.

Appearance - Murky brown as it pours. A nice size head that's gone quickly. No lacing and after a bit it looks rather dead.

Smell - A combination I've never smelled. Hefeweizen fruitiness balanced with doppelbock deep caramel. Lots of banana and clove and a smell I can pinpoint. Some reviews say bubble gum, but I'm not convince that's entirely accurate.

Taste - A more accentuated combination than the aromas forebode. The flavors blend more cohesively. Banana, clove, that undefined sweetness, and chocolatey caramel all in one flavor. Really a great flavor. It doesn't really transform into anything, but the flavor is great.

Mouthfeel - So it's not light, but it isn't heavy. The flavors make it feel extremely drinkable, but the body is substantial enough to prevent me from really downing it. Remarkably easy to drink, though.

Overall - I am really surprised by how good this is. I didn't know what to expect from a style I've never had, but it's quite tasty. I look forward to trying the Eisbock.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Poured into a Aventinus glass, deep dark brown in color, lots of carbonation and a huge tan head which takes awhile to disapate. Tons of lacing left from the middle out to the edge's. I could smell grassy, chocolate, spicy, and fruity scents. Taste's like a hefe-weizen, but with a more doppelbock flavor, very nice. Has a medium body with a slight taste of alcohol, but not that much considering it is a 8% ABV. Very drinkable, it's a keeper.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ppoitras
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9oz bottle obtained via trade with LuckySevens82. Thanks for the opportunity... Comes in commemorative bag noting events in 1999, and with descriptive hangtag.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" eggshell head above the dark brownish-amber brew. Head is relatively resilient, and lacing is minimal, both of which are acceptable to me with an aged product. Aroma is of caramel malts, with light tinges of dark fruits and hops character. Taste is initially of biscuity malt, fading into the minimal fruit and hops notes as hinted in the nose. No hint of relatively high alcohol content here. Mouthfeel is silky smooth and drinkability excellent as well. Worth searching for.

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of plaid75
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a mildly cloudy deep copper hue with a four finger off white head. There was excellent retention and very good lacing.

The smell featured a spice clove aroma with a mildly sweet wheat malt. Nice caramel character. Good yeasty element as well.

The taste consisted of a good toasted wheat with a goodly amount of caramel sweetness. Good spicy clove as well.

The mouhfeel was full and very chewy. Very dry finish. Mild warming alcohol.

Overall an excellent beer. The natural progression up from the hefe. Remarkably drinkable.

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of beerthulhu
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a medium-dark cola with dark plum highlights. The head was slight and compact with a slight fizziness and a sandy-biege in color. Retention was short and sweet while a fair broken sheet lacing was left behind.

S: banana, cloves with lots of rasins and plum highlights. A nice spiciness with semi-sweet caramel backed by some fruity esters from the yeast.

T: The initial flavor was sweet caramelized malt and wheat with ripe fruit of plums and raisins. Some fresh chocolate, bananas, and bubblegum esters are detected as well. A slight alcohol warming is felt rounding things out.

M: creamy and smooth, strongly carbonated with some alcohol warming.

D: The abv is very well hidden making this very drinkable, just don't let it catch up to you. A full spectrum of flavor, well rounded and a very nice drink all around. A softer state of carbonation would of sealed the deal here.

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4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz from the Coop for ~$4.25.. poured into my small weizen glass.

Good 3 finger head atop a slightly hazy chesnut brew.. Why is there no lacing?

Big banana and pink bubblegum.. fairly thick caramel malts.. spicy cloves throughout.... more cloves as it warms.

Flavor is fantastic and complex.. probably beyond me. thick spicy ester on the front end are complimented by the malts. Spicy banana.. caramel and brown sugar with husky grains.. finish is loong spicy.. more clove spiked bananas with bubblegum at the outer tongue. Viscosity is very smooth and creamy.. suprisingly light carbonation given the head... sooo complex. Fairly big body helps keep it all together.

Aventinus is the German version of an American Barleywine.... "Let's see how much flavor we can get out of the grains, yeast, and water." I need to re-review this one .. the last time I had it was a few months ago at the Front Door, and I loved it.

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4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was one of my very favorite beers for years, reviewing it after having it for the first time in quite a while. To me, this is the benchmark of the style. It's a dark brown, cloudy beer with thin lacing, decent head. Smell is all ripe fruits, malty notes, and spices, with a whiff of booze in there too.

Spicy, dark flavor, nicely malty, somewhat sweet. Booze is noticeable but not overpowering. Nicely yeasty, the banana/clove taste of lighter wheat beers is in here as well.

Good carbonation. Full mouthfeel, somewhat creamy, very pleasing. Booze in the finish gives some warmth.

Like I said, this is the best and most complex example of this style that I have tried and the one that measure all others against. Simply classic, very complex, very enjoyable to drink.

Photo of Tone
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy, brown color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of dark citrus, wheat, sweet malt, slight hops, hint of pale malt, and a hint of roasted malt. Fits the style of a Weizenbock. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of dark citrus, wheat, sweet malt, slight pale malt, hint of hops, and a hint of roasted malt. Overall, decent appearance, great aroma and body, and good feel and blend.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,978 ratings.