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

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser AventinusSchneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus
BEER INFO

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

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

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Reviews: 2,092 | Ratings: 4,343
Photo of bluejacket74
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a weizen glass, the beer pours a hazy dark brown with a huge fluffy off-white head. It smells like plums, bananas, cloves and some lemon. Overall it's a sweet and spicy smelling beer, but the aroma isn't overpowering but still good. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma, but I can also taste some bubblegum, caramel and wheat/yeast. Luckily the taste is stronger than the aroma is. Mouthfeel is medium/full with a lot of carbonation, but the carbonation works in this beer very well. Drinkability is pretty good, the beer goes down smooth and is easy to drink. The alcohol is pretty well hidden considering it's 8.2% ABV. I think this is a very good beer, I'm impressed with it. Looks and tastes great! I'll buy it again!

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

Came in a half liter bottle at 8% ABV. Pours a nice dark red/brown, with lots of head. Has a fruity, malty aroma that I thoroughly enjoyed. The taste is fruity as well, with more maltiness and smooth caramel flavour. A little bit of an alcohol taste but not enough to really hurt it. I really enjoyed this beer, I thought it tasted quite similar to Maudite, so if you like Maudite this one is worth checking out. I was already intoxicated by the time I tried this but my tastebuds never die! Aventinus was after two crappy beers so it tasted leven more excellent.

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

A chill-hazed amber-orange appearance with carbonation evident. Very nice clove and nutmeg on the nose. Tangy wheat malt aroma also present. What strikes me on first tasting are 2 things: One, this is a very easy drinking beer foe 8% a/v. Two, this isn't overly sweet like I was expecting. On the buds, you get some of your typical weizen characteristics: Phenol, Clove, Vanilla and Banana. The phenolic character is really kept in check nicely. Must be some nice hopping in this brew to keep what could be a very sweet beer (and style) from becoming too sweet. Was surprised I never tasted the alcohol in this one. Great brew.

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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 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 HuskyinPDX
3.79/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Dark, murky amber with a huge cream colored head, very fizzy, but it fades rather quickly, but not completely. Some dark floaties.

S - Malty and boozey.

T - Spicey raisin bread, cinnamin.

D - Good carbonation, light body.

O - Good, but not my style.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.3/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Dark brown pour, not particularly thick. Smell, a wallop of alcohol, and a bunch of dark fruit.

Taste, geez, this is not my thing. Tastes like a high alcohol brown ale, with all kinds of fig, raisin, dates type of flavor, throw in some tobacco and rubbing alcohol too.

Can't appreciate the mouthfeel or drinkability of a beer that is so disagreeable. Strong, sure, but good? No. This tastes like a big hodgepodge of contradictory flavors.

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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 Immortale25
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on-tap at Ancora New Orleans. Served in a New Belgium goblet.

A- Pours a reddish light brown color with a full two finger head that retains well before decaying to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a thick, melty ring behind.

S- Bright banana notes combined with some Candi sugar and rich yeast. Slight trace of booze.

T- The malty sweetness provides a nice counterbalance to the alcohol with dark fruit notes and more banana from the yeast. There's also some spice and caramel.

M- Slightly syrupy but has that refined, somewhat crisp lager feel with medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- When you want a nice change of pace from all the popular American styles, a world class weizenbock can sure hit the spot.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

Nice.

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

500mL bottle poured into a weizen glass

Even the softest of pours leads to a huge head on this guy. A russet brown/mahogany infused body with a large cola brown cap. Body is somewhat translucent, but has an underlying haze.

Sweet malty aroma of warm caramel, apples, plums, cloves and some brown sugar.

The flavors really come through as this beer warms. Initially, the flavors were fruity and sugary. But as time went on, it tastes more like clove infused fermented apples.

Perhaps a little too carbonated, for the body is light and disappears quickly. The abv is well-hidden, only a faint touch of warming lingering low.

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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 tigg924
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: high carbonation, 1/4 inch head, reddish-brown in color, cloudy

Smell: wheat, caramel, and banana

Taste: toasted malt, caramel, fig, banana, and alcohol

Mouthfeel: sweet with an alcohol burn, high carbonation, light body

Overall: A nice and sweet sipper that is very complex. I could have this a couple nights in a row. One of the better ones in the style.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.97/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Brownish-red, bronze color with a moderate round tan head. Good carbonation throughout; be careful, my bottle gushed a bit upon opening. Spicy yeasty clove aroma with malty notes and light alcohol tones. A more complex flavor that I can only ramble to describe: vinous, fruity (raisins, figs), spicy clove character, with light alcohol tones. Medium-full bodied (leans full) but has a light airyness due to the carbonation.

Note: this beer was #8 in Stuart Kallen's "The 50 Greatest Beers in the World"

[16.9 oz. for $2.99] and well worth every penny !!

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 2,092 ratings.