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

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3,892 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,892
Reviews: 2,024
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 239
Gots: 311 | FT: 6
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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 Cycle69
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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

The pour is orange, closing in on lavender. The head seems small for a weizen, although this does have more alcohol then the average hefe, leaving minimal lacing. It's got the phenols and esters as expected- a malty nose with bananas and cloves. The taste has plenty yeast, spice, fruit (in addition to bananas), and roasty wheat malts. The 8% abv is more detectable then you would think, but this is still mighty easy to drink.

Photo of Number3red
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Beastdog75
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aventinus is a brew that provides a lot of "entertainment" for the senses. The beer looks good, smells good, tastes good, and feels good. It masterfully combines elements of a doppelbock with some of the subtleties of a hefeweizen. This is definitely a beer that is worth trying.

Aventinus pours a hazy, copper-like brown color with a massive foam head that rests on top of the brew. The head lasts for a few minutes before vanishing. The smell starts off like a doppelbock, with some big malty scents of caramel present along with the presence of alcohol. After a few moments, some weisse smells come through such as spices and banana. The infamous "dark fruit" smell is here too. This beer feels quite smooth and is moderately carbonated. The bock qualities are immediately noticable upon tasting. The malt presence lends flavors of caramel and honey while the alcohol presence is quite noticable on the palette as well. A slight wheaty twang shows up to remind you of the wheat presence in the brew. This brew struck me as quite fruity, with apples, bananas, figs, and maybe even some cherry present as well. The flavors brought to mind a brandy in some ways. Some generic spiciness, cloves, and cinnamon were detectable but were not the focal point. Moderate dryness in the finish. Dryness continues on with the alcohol presence and the dark fruitiness, and the warming sensation from the alcohol is one of the most pleasant in recent memory.

This is a very nice brew. It would be perfect for the winter months, but I would drink this any time during the year. It is complex enough that everyone has their own interpretation of this brew. Don't just read the reviews, go buy this one and discover what lies inside this "trip in a bottle."

Photo of kinger
4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sturdy wheat with a nice aroma and awesome flavor. Refreshing wheaty scent, very crisp. Pour is a light amber/dark copper huge head and moderate lacing. Satisfying to the palate, with a strong alcohol finish that is exceptionally smooth. Flavor is truly remarkable. Underlying wheat presence with a nice malty sweetness. Well balanced and very drinkable. Great brew here.

Photo of Ted
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Bierleichen
4/5  rDev -7.6%

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

Boy , is this stuff good. It's the first Weizenbock I've tried.
We had this at the Old Heidleberg Restaurant in Bethel, CT.served in .5 L tall Weizen glasses. Beautiful dark amber color with a rich, tan head...didn't last long , but looked great when it arrived.
Smelled spicy with a prunish, malt character...sweet bread dough smell...very inviting.
Tasted fantastic...rich fruit, caramel, malt; the right amount of alcohol just about coming through, and a spice very much like cardamon .... and maybe clove..not overpowering...a great, complex brew. Nice amount of sweet... barely a bitter hint, and a very smooth medium/full body finish. Carbonation was low , which was fine for this.
With the 8% alcohol, heaviness of the beer and German food, one of these was enough...but will definitely be looking for this one again.

Update..had a bottle at home..here's some differences from the above review:
Head much better and it lasted for the whole drink.
Carbonation..medium..doesn't quit.
Clove smell and taste more pronounced...still going with the cardamon taste.
A great beer ! And , even though they are very different styles, this tastes very much like Leffe Brune..but dialed up a notch.

Photo of BeanBone
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: An amazingly hazy brown body capped by a simply massive fluffy off-white head that measures over four fingers. I'm glad I was a little cautious with the pour, otherwise this would have probably taken 20 minutes to get into the glass. The head fades slowly and leaves the barest patches of lacing.

Aroma: A mix of golden and dark fruits, lots of bubblegum, and rich spice over a sweet caramel-like malt body.

Flavor: Very similar to the nose, it's a mix of bubblegum yeast, apples, raisins, pepper and cloves on top of a grainy and biscuity malt backbone. It's well-balanced and reminiscent of Belgian beers. The alcohol is masked well, leaving nary a trace of its medium-high potency in the flavor. Biscuity malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and creamy with medium-high carbonation and a drying finish. Just a hint of warmth from the alcohol.

Drinkability: This drinks incredibly smoothly, so keep in mind the over eight percent alcohol content here.

Verdict: Thoroughly enjoyable from the crack of the cap to the bottom of the glass, it's easy to see why this classic garnishes so much praise. Complex yet highly drinkable, this is the best place to start if you're looking to explore the Weizenbock style.

Photo of brywhite
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ronin926
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of MNMike
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Lupe
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark, reddish brown, cloudy due to the yeast. Big, tight head with nice lace. The aroma seemed a little spicy, with a peppery bite and some alcohol to the nose. Well carbonated but slips down with ease, creamy and very full mouthfeel. Slight hint of alcohol (rum) with spicy and fruity flavors. In the end, the flavors are very well balanced and plentiful. Thankfully, it comes in the larger 500ml bottle, and I get the chance to have a generous second pour into the glass.

Photo of Padron4KM
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz bottle. another cryptic date code.
pours a cloudy dark brown with a huge soapy tanish head.
Active carbonation.
Aroma is clove, feint bannana, caramel, and prunes.

Flavor is spicy, malty and fruity. like a Captain & Coke allowed to warm before drinking. Just enough wheat in there to add some texture.

finish is slightly sweet with plummy flavors and just a touch of bitterness.

Watch out tho. This beer goes down amazingly easy for an 8%

Photo of factoide
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Avagadro
4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Aventinus boasts a beautiful mahogany body, which is accentuated by the brew's haziness. The head formation is abrupt, forming a rocky head that climbs right out of the glass without falling out of it. If at any point your head fades below your liking (a rare scenario,) simply give the glass a good swirl to summon a new one. The only aesthetic quality that could be improved here is a more lively lacing.

S: The bouquet is bold and upfront, with rum, bananas, and clove, all balanced well.

T: Absolutely amazing. Rum, raisins, bananas Foster, and earthy yeast intermingle, producing a piquant harmony of flavors. These yeasty flavors are all present, but not in an overpowering manner. They are just powerful enough to balance out another major flavor, alcohol. Yes, it is perceptible, but in a pleasing manner.

M: Full bodied with a chewy texture, the brew sticks to the palate with such tenacity that even the obscene amount of effervescence is unable to completely wash away the flavor. This, in turn, results in a beautiful lingering aftertaste in which the web of flavors unravels in to single threads.

D: This is THE weizenbock in my book. There are plenty of tasty examples out there, but they hardly compare to the Aventinus. This is a must try.

Photo of boudreaux
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Opaque brown, with light coming through on the edges. Big head on the pour that reduces quickly. Almost no lacing, but a persistent haze over the top.

S - Floral notes, spice (cloves and allspice, cardamom) and mild fruit hints, mostly banana and dark fruits, raisin and plums.

T - Tea and banana, a subtle grain, raisin and other dark fruits. Close is lightly bitter, carbonic.

M - Crisp, clean and smart. Carbonation keeps it so easy to drink, and the ABV is utterly hidden.

O - This is a great beer that keeps its bigness well managed and controlled. Another example of how German beers deliver.

Photo of obywan59
3.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle pours somewhat thickly into my weizen glass, giving me a 2 1/2 finger, slowly receding, barely off-white head with nice lace retention.

Smell of banana nutmeg, and cloves. Whiff of chocolate and citrus.

Sweet roasted malt. More banana and spice. Citrus twang on first few swallows, but settled down to just a hint.

Smooth, but a bit too thick for the sweetness, for my taste (or is it too sweet for the thickness???) Almost cloying.

I would drink it again on occasion, but it's a little too syrupy for me.

Photo of OakedCanuck
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into cervoise

A - A browish-gray with lighter copper edging. Decent slightly off white head. Strong lacing

S - Estery, banana, cloves and other spices (pepper).

T - Actually surprised about this one. Excellent balance of the banana/cloves and spices with a semi sweet malt background. You get a bit of sweet vanilla and caramel which is quite nice to offset the graininess of it..

M - Medium body, a touch high on the carbonation but nothing to detract from the beer.

D - ABV hidden well. Decent brew and not that difficult to drink. Recommended for people unfamiliar with the style.

Photo of jsnoek
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of craftbrew502
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Loco_Joe
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Initial aroma of apple cider eventually leads to aromas of wheat and a slight phenolic waft. Poured a reddish-brown in color with a nice head. Chocolate and dark fruit come out more as the beer warms. Caramel and dark fruit are the most dominant flavors. Spicy on the back of the tongue leaving a nice tang. Very nice. I wouldn't necessarily call it to style, but damn is it good.

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

Served from a 500ml. bottle at just below cellar temperature in a flute.

A - Pours a slightly murky, tawny brown color with orange highlights and a big, dense, creamy head that defies gravity. Lots of activity in the glass as bubbles rise from many points. Lacing is huge and curtainy while taking a sip, but slowly falls back without leaving much on the walls of the glass.

S - Big, overripe banana pervades the smell of this beer, mingling with other notes of organic yeast, light malts, spicy cloves and millipedes. Yes, millipedes. Shaking your head in disbelief? Google it. You'll see what I mean. Sort of a cross between wet, decaying wood and a strange chemical sweetness. Nevertheless, it's quite an excellent bouquet.

T - Right up front you'll find the refreshing character of a Weissbier. Yeasty with lemony hints. In the middle, the big malts shine through, giving a spicy sweetness that really balances the tartness. The swallow brings out a tinge of the alcohol, but that is quickly replaced by a lingering brown sugar taste in the aftertaste. Excellent depth and character. Big body without lack of refreshment.

M - Enters the mouth with commanding presence, slowly growing to a wonderful, mouth filling consistency. Slight tingle on the tongue, and a satisfying throat coating swallow.

D - I could drink this one all afternoon, but at 8% ABV, my common sense steers me clear. This beer is one of the most defining brands for the style. Superb.

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,892 ratings.