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

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Reviews: 2,060
Hads: 4,200
Avg: 4.31
pDev: 13.92%
Wants: 299
Gots: 481 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

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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Photo of bark
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The colour is deep brown; the edge got some hints of orange. The liquid is cloudy. The high head slowly sinks down into a thick beige lid, leaving some lacing.

The smell is sour with lots of yeasty flavours. There are some spicy (cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg) notes as well as some roasted buttery notes. Complex, fresh and balanced.

The taste is... oh... It is quite mild, enormously smooth and balanced: Sour wheat, roasted meat, bakery yeast, tropical fruits, and black currant. The aftertaste is a little dry with roasted malts, dough, French loaf, old fashioned fruit candy and a slowly growing note of biscuits.

The carbonation is medium strong; lots of really small bubbles. The liquid is very smooth, almost thick.

My first weissenbock, and I don't think that I could have gotten a better start.

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Photo of scruffwhor
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cola color with orange peekoo highlights. Pretty quick head, but good bubbling. Nice ring o' foam. Wheaty bananas and cloves mixed with some faint caramel malts and a little bubblgum. Some light sugar water drizzled over soe cooked bananas and hot breakfast cereal, mad mostly of wheat. Lots of cloves with maybe a few pruins. The alcohol adds to the fruity flavors of this beer, but cuts some of the yeasty flavors away. The alcohol also adds a nice long warming linger to the flavor and palate. Would almost taste and feel sessionble until the beer warms up. But the alcohol is no overwhelming in the least.

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Photo of dgilks
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very sweet aroma with some banana esters. A touch of breadiness and alcoholic spiciness comes through too. Reasonably complex even if it strikes me as too sweet.

A nice deep brown colour with garnet highlights. A bit of haze too. A big, light tan head dissipates to a half finger layer.

Man, that's tasty. Rich, bready with banana esters, raisins and dark fruits. I get hints of darker malts, some alcohol and a touch of spiciness. The barest hint of bitterness is present. Nice, complex and very good.

Rich, silky and creamy. Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Very good.

A great beer with lots of complexity. It goes down very well for a beer at 8.2%.

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Photo of Brad007
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a nice dark reddish-amber color with a fluffy,white head into my fluted glass.

Aroma has a very nice amount of clove and what reminds me of nutmeg in the nose. Mixes in well with the wheat.

Taste is again full of the clove and wheat flavors with a tiny hint of alcohol bite and banana.

Mouthfeel is full of clove with even a hint of raisin and a bit of alcohol warmth. Otherwise, alcohol is well-hidden. Beer goes down very well.

This is marvelous. I haven't had many authentic versions of this style but I would say that this comes out on top for authenticity and drinkability.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.81/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

5oomL bottle poured into an imperial pint. No bottled date found.

(A)- Pours a clear dark brown amber that produced a good off-white head that dissipated quickly.

(S)- A bizarre minerality & smokiness to the beer. Bits of malty richness. A little vanilla in there.

(T)- Malty & rich. Bits of lemon & wheat with roasted bread and caramel-like sweetness.

(M)- Great carbonation level & balance. Very smooth going down. Sweet & rich but is balanced with nice lemon citrus plus a nice wheat-like neutrality.

(D)- A good brew with a confusing smell. It might be a tad old perhaps? Very malty & filling though. One of these really sticks to you. I dont know how fresh or old this one actually is, but I would definitely have it again.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up a few weeks ago ad D's Six Packs for 4.99

A - Poured a murky hazy brown color with at least an inch of foamy brownish head

S - Strong Banana, clove, bit of honey, brown sugar and yeast with a hint of malt.

T - Comes off kind of strong, especially when drunk with thanksgiving feast :P but after the second pour the ABV is well masked offering strong flavors of banana and clove with a bit of burned sugar and a touch of yeast. Nice.

M - Very medium to heavy. Was a sipper for sure

D - Alcohol... Masked. Flavors... strong. Price... eh. It's good on occasion but it was seriously the smoothest beer I could drink today. A Germany win!

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

Poured from a bottle into Watou chalice. Not sure if this is the proper glassware, but what the hell it looks good. Deep reddish brown color with thick head which quickly disappears to a thin ring around the glass.

I'm trying to increase my exposure to German beers, and this one proves that the Germans know what they're doing. Aroma is extremely inviting, bready and fruity. It delivers the fruit bread flavor and adds an alcohol punch.


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Photo of clayrock81
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this brew into a large weizen glass and it poured out slowly and appeared syrup-colored brown w/ very little head but a lot of carbonation. One whiff is overpowering with a malty slant but with citrus and spicey/yeasty overtones. There is a very hoppy bite when it first hits your tongue, but it is somewhat thin-bodies and balanced out w/ a touch of peppery spices, a nice part sweet/dark malts and some citrus fruit and a yeastiness to boot - overall a very smooth beer. Only the high ABV (the alcohol is hidden well) limit this from a session beer.

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Photo of drummermattie02
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Schneider Weisse glass, nice garnet brown with a big head that recedes to a solid finger.

Smell has some typical banana and clove with a nice underlying complexity, has a metallic dryness that is reminiscent of a dubbel.

Very dry with some dark fruits, the cloves are fairly dominant as well. Very balanced.

A dry finish that is a bit on the thin side, but overall a very drinkable and tasty beer.

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Photo of claspada
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of glid02
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Young Augustine's in Atlanta.

Pours a hazy golden-amber color with a 1.5-finger cream-colored head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of deep medium malts with large amounts of light fruits - bananas mostly - and robust spices.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Big caramel malt flavors with hints of butterscotch kick things off. Joining in shortly thereafter are large amounts of banana flavors. Midway through the sip the banana flavors fade a bit and are replaced with clove and brown sugar flavors. The spices and thick malt flavors carry through to a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a smooth thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is also very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I had been putting off trying this beer for entirely too long, something I now know. A very good beer serving as the benchmark for the style, well worth a shot.

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Photo of avalon07
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: When I poured this one from a bottle to a weizen glass, it had a deep brown color and thick, cloudy texture. There was a big amount of head and good lacing.

S: Big smell of wheat, light fruit, chocolate and some hops. Well done aroma.

T: Taste was nicely balanced, with elements of wheat, banana, chocolate and a little hops. Very tasty.

M: A fair amount of carbonation here. Slightly acidic finish, but it's easy to ignore. This is a full-bodied beer.

D: This is definitely a drinkable beer. It's smooth, it goes down and it has a good complexity to the taste.

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Photo of jrallen34
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I drank this from the bottle into an Orval chalice.

The beer pours a medium clear brown with a nice light tan head with good retention and lacing.
The aroma is light but good with lots of malt and some wheat.

The taste is great. Tons of sweet matliness on the front balanced by a smooth crisp finish with a hint of wheat.

THe feel is great and totally drinkable. A great beer.

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Photo of Gusler
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nebulous mahogany with orange highlights; the head is preposterous in size, the structure frothy, the color a medium tan. Nose has a bit or hint of the wheat grain. Mostly sweet malt, quite pleasing to the senses, start is ambrosial, nice malted grain profile with the top middling in feel. Finish has a crisp acidic bite, the hops subdued, the aftertaste dry and long lasting, a quite nice beer, as I have always been partial to the “Bock” sub-style.

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

Pours a murky deep caramel brown with a solid 1 and a half inch khaki head that lingers indefinitely.

Aroma is comprised of fruity yeast esters, wheat, and caramel malt. Apple, pear, and banana are complemented by brown sugar, coriander, and clove.
There's also a citrus presence.

Yeast esters and alcohol dominate the flavor profile, which is slightly oxidized and phenolic. Pear, green apple, bubblegum, clove, and banana accompany a bready wheat and malt backbone, fairly tart, leading to a slightly peppery dry finish.

Body is slightly full, with fairly high carbonation. There's significant alcohol warmth.

A delicious brew, warming and flavorful. Expected a little more malt presence, but the esters are delicious.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at The Owl House in Rochester, NY.

Pours a clear copper brown color, lots of haze and visible carbonation, with a towering 4 inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells include wheat, esters, bubblegum, and some toasted malt.

The taste is similar. Classic weizenbock taste here. Some wheat bitterness, but some medicinal sweetness as well from the yeast and alcohol, toasted malts, and bubblegum. Some dark fruits as well.

Medium bodied, one of the thicker wheat beers I've had. Alcohol is a little bit present, making it a slow sipper. High carbonation.

This one was a winner, enjoyed it a lot. A good malty wheat beer for a nightcap.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a transparent dark mahogany. When held up to the light, unbelievable amounts of bubbles lazily sway to the large, fluffy tan head. The head is large and attractive, but does not leave much lacing....Until lower in the glass.

S-Smells quite like a normal wheat beer, but with a bunch more sugary malt sweetness. The darker malts give the other aromas a great complement. This beer has a huge bubblegum aroma at first. Banana bread, a tad bit of cloves, and even some slight chocolate. The back end of the aroma has a noticeable amount of spice to it.

T-The taste is more assertive than I had expected. The flavor is creamy, spicy and complex. The banana bread taste is there throughout. The bubblegum is a bit more laid back on the palate. There is a good amount of spice. Alcohol is relevant in the taste too. I may like the aroma a little bit more than the flavor.

M-Very creamy. Carbonation is extremely mellow but also very enjoyable. Medium bodied. Really enjoying the feel here.

O/D-The beer is extremely drinkable, especially at over %8 ABV. I must say that I enjoy the Weizenbock over the traditional Hefeweizen. I enjoy the darker malts. This beer is pretty neat, and everyone should try this. I drank this too quickly.

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

Reviewed from notes 2/7/11

A: copper-orangish brown with a 1½ finger off-white head, minimal lacing

S: sweet malts, bananas, cloves, and dark fruits (plums, raisins)

T: cloves and bananas upfront, bready/yeasty, dark fruits shine though on the backend

M: moderate carbonation, crisp, thin and very bubbly on the tongue

D: very similar to a hefeweizen with the typical flavors of cloves and bananas, very easy to drink


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

Another remarkable oversight on my part. This is another excellent beer that I haven't revisited in about 2-2.5 years.

Pouring a moderately muddy reddish brown with red highlights, this beer has a dense, off-white head with excellent retention. Lacing isn't much, but none is really expected here.

The nose is wonderful. Rich, bready with a wonderful yeasty phenolic character, some chocolate, dark fruit (specifically plums and raisins) a mild clove character, a little bubblegum... this really is complex and wonderfully balanced. Caramel, a little vanilla and brown sugar are also present. The palate is just as remarkably balanced. Banana bread with chocolate chips drizzled with warm caramel and brown sugar come to mind, and despite plenty of sweet flavors, this never gets tiring on the palate. The wheat is noticeable, but never distracting, presenting a freshly baked dark wheat bread-like character. Clove, a little nutmeg and some cinnamon sugar are also present, particularly on the mid-palate. Raisins and plums also appear closer to the finish. The yeasty flavors aren't as prominent as the nose would suggest, though some phenolic character is present. Mildly sweet on the finish with a touch of alcohol, caramel and brown sugar, this is fabulous stuff. Medium in body with moderate carbonation, this feels almost exceptional on the palate. This beer is just fantastic, and I'm ashamed to admit I've drunk as little of it as I have.

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Photo of tbeckett
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Really dark brown. Hazy. Tons of chunks. Half finger of off white head.

S - Nice wheaty aroma. Dark fruits and heavy German yeast with clove and banana. Some more sweet spice too.

T - Zero booze present. Same as aroma for the most part with some more spiciness and dark fruits.

M - Medium body and good carbonation for a wheat beer.

D - Lovely stuff. This is about a year and a half old but still, very worthy.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.96/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass
8.2% ABV, 13.177 on label.

A - Dark brown in the more volumetric parts of the beer, tan-ish brown highlights parts for a nice color with a lovely gradient but, overcome with tons of cloudines, it looks like pond water. The tight, off-white tan colored foam is packed with dense bubbles, which lower slowly leaving little lace beyond one giant finger of foam behind.

S - Aventinus smells like a loaf of fresh banana bread littered with nuts and chocolate chips topped with a drizzle of caramel for subtle sweetness. Sprinkled with clove and cocoa and finished with malt-driven nuances of cherry skin and raisin, this beer has it going on with nary a trace of alcohol!

T - Doughy bread is the perfect incorporation of "doppelbock" into this wheat beer, and boy does it have some wheat! Thick but soft wheat maintains course through the whole beer before banana and clove yeast characteristics come through and finish with a touch of dark fruitiness, trailing off with just a subtle hint of alcohol spice.

M - Smooth and rich, Aventinus has a quick way of coating the throat with it's super-soft and creamy texture. The carbonation bubbles are small enough, it seems, to give a touch of crispness as a subtle hint of warming alcohol finishes up to complete the most perfectly drinking weizenbock.

O - Aventinus is the original weizenbock, brewed in 1907 and still king of the style to this day. It's robust German hefe aroma is perfectly paired with the bready malt profile of a doppelbock for a hybrid style that is a blissful marriage of soft and drinkable wheat with filling and complex maltiness. Like a dense loaf of Banana bread made with nuts and chocolate chips, Aventinus is soft and smooth but rich and filling with a fantastic silky, creamy finish!

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Photo of Jwale73
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in my Oberon weizen glass. Poured a cloudy plum color with a rocky off-white head that took up half the glass. Excellent retention and a fair amount of lacing that adhered to the sidewalls of the glass during the tasting. Scent of dark fruit and bubblegum. A slight medicinal quality, not at all unpleasant, and clove present upfront in the flavor profile. Dark fruit is again revealed somewhere in the middle (seems to be raisins and prunes) followed by a tart and spicy finish. Lots of effervescence with quite a bit of burn throughout the mouth. Alcohol is well hidden, but complexity of flavor limits drinkability to one bottle tops, but quite enjoyable nonetheless.

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Photo of rfgetz
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at Jose Pistolas...

A- Light chestnut brown, huge whispy white head, good retention and lacing.

S- Complex... Grains, spices (peppery) and yeast... banana and vanilla

T- Complex again. Sweet malts and tangy yeast. hints of banana, vanilla, chocolate and oak. little hint of booze on the end.

M- Medium bodied, high carbonation, slight lingerind boozeyness

D- Unique, complex and tasty. The assertiveness of the spice and the ABVs make this a one at a time kinda beers.

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

Comes out of the tap an opaque chocolate brown with a fine bubbled pale tan head. Very appetizing malty and chocolaty aroma is slightly sweet. Rich, malty, smoky flavor has chocolate undertone and nutty and molasses hints, and just a whisper of sweetness. Texture is smooth and tingly, giving a pleasing finish.

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Photo of tectactoe
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Kevin for this one. Apparently this is the "go-to" weizenbock, much like Weihenstephan owns the title for "go-to hefe". Haven't had much weizenbock experience in my life, so I'll have to see how this plays out. Brown and swampy looking from the pour, hazy and cloudy all the way through with a puffy, off-white head showing nice retention and solid lacing as the beer shrinks in the glass.

Bubblegum. Yeast. Banana. Clove. Apple skins. Mild dark fruits. Sound familiar? Smells almost like a hefeweisen on acid - only with less wheat and a stronger alcohol presence. Yes, yes, the alcohol is noticeable on the nose, but doesn't really hinder at all - it only adds a bit of phenol presence. As this one warms up, I start picking up some more unique notes; mild tartness, cherries, dry wheat, spices, and light caramel. Overall, very pleasing to my nostrils, and it smells much like I expected. The wheat definitely picks up the pace a bit more during the latter half, too.

Well, well, well. Whatever bit of wheat was missing in the aroma is more than compensated for in the taste. The first sip coats the palate with a heavy blanket of wheat; subtly sweet, dry, and refined. The bubblegum-banana combo follows closely behind, and the banana almost takes on a "rotten" or "overripe" flavor profile. I know that sounds gross, but trust me - it works well. Yeasty and hefe-like all around with spices coming at you left and right. Clove, coriander, orange zest, pith, and peel, with a light sprinkling of mild white pepper covering everything. In the end, some light fruitiness surfaces; mild banana and mixed berries. Medium bodied with lots of carbonation, giving a floaty kind of mouth feel.

Hm, I still think I prefer Weihenstephaner Vitus to this beer, but there's no denying that this is still some good stuff. I don't know if I'm well-versed enough in weizenbocks to accurately rank this one among the rest, but it was definitely tasty, and dangerously drinkable for being 8.2% ABV.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 2,060 ratings.