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

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3,650 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,650
Reviews: 1,989
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 199
Gots: 224 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001)
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Photo of drumrboy22
3.68/5  rDev -15.2%

Poured from bottle into a Magic Hat Hocus Pocus glass, which was probably the closest thing I have to an Aventinus glass. If anybody reading this has an extra Aventinus glass, drop me a BM and we'll work something out. Beer was a dark, brown color with a large, rocky head that quickly died down to a thin layer. Heavy carbonation.

Aroma was toffee, nuts, alcohol, raisins, apple, caramel and yeast.

Taste was sweet, spices, yeast, alcohol, a tad medicinal. Reminds me a little of the chicory coffee I get when I go to New Orleans.

Smooth mouthfeel that left a slick coating on my tongue.

This was a unique beer. I enjoyed it, but I'd like to see what some age would do to it.

drumrboy22, Mar 16, 2008
Photo of Devman171
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Devman171, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of BeerBob
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%

Aventinus “Germany’s Original Wheat-Doppelbock, Ale” pours a red so dark that its a ringer for ebony. Head is a tan with firm small dense bubbles leaving lace all along the side of the glass as the liquid is consumed.

Nose of toasted wheat malt with burnt barley malt and alcohol. Palate is tart wheat, sweet burnt malt, and clove, with a pleasant but sticky sweet fig after taste.

Tasty with a pronounced sweet desert characteristic, Aventinus Wheat-Doppelbock is a major wheat Ale.

BeerBob, Sep 20, 2002
Photo of Sycodrummer
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Poured from the bottle into the Aventinus Weizen glass the beer was a mohogany brown color with three fingers of white fuffy head. The head was very blossoming and needed a carefull pour so as not to allow it to spill over the glass. The finished pour had the head crown the glass like an ice cream cone. Lots of carbonation bubbles streamed up the glass and continued to do so throughout the sample. Some lacing, but not as much as I expected. Still one of the best looking beers I've seen.

The smell was floral and fruitty. Raisin and banana aromas with malt, slight chocolate, caramel, freshly buttered toast.

The tast has so many flavors and so well balanced that it's hard to pick them out. A definite floral fruitty palate is the dominant taste. Chocolate covered raisons, bananas, some spicy clove, figs, and plums. Malty in the finish and very smooth to drink. Alcohol is well masked until the beers warms at which time you can tell this is of bock strength.

Mouthfeel is creamy in consistancy with a firm medium body, and well carbonated.

Supremely drinkable and enjoyable. So many flavors might lead to sensory overlaod, but the beer is well balanced with the fruit and spice and slight chocolate all complimenting each other. Nothing gets in the way of anything else. Smooth and easy to drink, although the alcoholic effects do kick in after consumption, so this is one to limit to one bottle and sip and savor.

Sycodrummer, Jan 27, 2006
Photo of trbergman
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%

500mL bottle poured into a cervoise.

A - Cloudy, light mahogany beer with a tall, airy crown of tan foam.

S - Overripe banana, clove, brown sugar, raisin, and fig.

T - Phenolics and dried fruit flavors, banana bread. Light hop bitterness is mostly overshadowed by the spicy yeast.

M - Medium-full body, very soft and creamy.

D - I offer this as a challenge to everyone who says he doesn't like wheat beers. Excellent stuff.

trbergman, Jul 08, 2010
Photo of hotsudge
4/5  rDev -7.8%

hotsudge, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of nollie77
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

nollie77, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of JC333
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

JC333, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of GreatPondBrewer
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%

Another pickup from beer mecca(see: Half Time beerfly). It had a fizzy, bubbly white head. It was a deep and cloudy leather color with tons of carbonation bubbles fizzing to the top. I liked this beer better than the Celebrator. It had a richer, more distinct aroma full of berry bouquets and a hearty yet refreshing wheat smell. The taste was yeasty and fizzy, but perfectly balanced with a bitter aftertaste, musty a damp like a piece of water logged wood. A hearty ammount of spiced, ginger etc. flavoring, but nothing artifucial. Kinda resembled an iced tea. Very good.

GreatPondBrewer, May 30, 2003
Photo of JDM44
3/5  rDev -30.9%

JDM44, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of ronin926
5/5  rDev +15.2%

ronin926, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of juju7
4.72/5  rDev +8.8%

Simply one of Germany and the world's great beers. The amount of flavour and complexity this beer has is just staggering. Choco banana, vanilla, toasty aromas, smooth spicy clove flavours, all of it in spades. Bang on carbonation levels. Insanely smooth with alcohol nicely in check. This has been a massive favourite for a while now. Never say no to an Aventinus.

juju7, Apr 08, 2010
Photo of Josbor11
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Josbor11, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of jar2574
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%

Germany's Original Wheat-Doppelbock, Ale. Says so on the bottle.

Dark brown color, slightly orange on the sides when held up to light. Very nice whitish tan head and perfect head retention. Excellent lacing.

Very nice sweet malty smell, with dark fruits, plums.

Yummy. Very good beer. Creamy. Mild carbonation. Mild malt flavor, then plummy dark fruit kick, then straw, then a hot hint of alcohol. A little sticky sweetness to the finish.

It warmed a little as I drank it, and I liked the cooler version more. The sweet residue in the aftertaste was a little cloying.

Tastes more like Chimay Grande Reserve than a wheat beer - but this is the first time I've had this style, so perhaps that's par for the course.

jar2574, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of ralree
3.28/5  rDev -24.4%

A: Cloudy caramel colored - pretty opaque. Nice 2-finger off-white head. Good retention and decent lacing.

S: Caramel, raisins, berries, lots of fruitiness. Very dessert-like smell.

T: Alcohol and raisins are dominant, followed by more alcohol after swallowing. There is a fermented fruit sweetness behind all the flavors. It's alright, but not great.

M: Medium-bodied and perfectly carbonated. Sweetness makes the mouth feel unclean though - a bit like sugary soda does.

D: Drinkable, but too cloying to enjoy in large amounts. Probably won't drink again.

ralree, Nov 18, 2007
Photo of dsigmon
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%

2003 vintage

A: pours dark murky amber with gorgeous fluffy head

S: banana and caramel malts with some slight yeast aromas

T: mmmm, my favorite weizenbock. roasted caramel malts and banana along with spice and dark fruits.

M: I love this one because of the thickness and velvety feel across the tongue, perfectly carbonated and rounded

D: I can drink this style throughout the day, great beer!

dsigmon, Feb 11, 2008
Photo of josefnewsong
4/5  rDev -7.8%

josefnewsong, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of BeerNemesis
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%

Aventinus. 500ml. (16.9oz.) 2010 vintage.

Thick and deep reddish-brown with a three-finger head and ample lacing. The head settles at about 1 finger. Had in an Ommegang Chalice

Raisins, sweet malts, brown sugar

More raisins, brown sugar, very sweet malt flavors, almost no hop presence, perhaps some coffee flavor. Nice wheaty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel & Drinkability:
Minor carbonation, but a bit of sting on the finish. Alcohol warms in the mouth. Syrupy thick mouthfeel. Sweet, delicious, and drinkable but almost no hops -- so it may not appeal to those who expect strong bitterness in beer.

One of my favorite beers of all time and certainly an exemplar of the weizenbock style.

BeerNemesis, Feb 13, 2010
Photo of MJR
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

Appearance: Pours a wonderful color that is a combination of orange, red, and brown. It's fairly hazy from the wheat...no surprise there. The head is out of control to start with, but eventually shrinks down to a thin cap.

Smell: Aroma is a mix of clove, bubblegum, banana, malt, and yeast. Nothing unexpected, just a classic Weizenbock smell...

Taste: The flavor is tart with lots of Hefeweizen attributes: clove, banana...hell, just read the smell description! It's the same. There's plum, fig, and raison in there too, but they're minor players here. Very fruity and spicy. Alcohol shows up on the palate, but in a smooth way. It doesn't come across as harsh. Staying dead-on for style, there's no hop flavor to speak of. Overall, it's a bit heavy on the clove, but very nice...

Mouthfeel: Crisp and tart with a medium mouthfeel. Finishes with a slight alcoholic dryness.

Drinkability: Pretty good for an 8% brew. I couldn't make a night out of just this brew, as the alcohol flavor seems to get stronger as I make my way through the glass.

The classic example of the Weizenbock style...enough said!

MJR, Mar 31, 2003
Photo of Jtrigonis
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Jtrigonis, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of auroracrisis
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Poured properly from the bottle into a 22oz Blue Moon weizen glass.

Has a one inch, off-white head until it dies down into a film on the top. The appearance of the beer is actually a ruby brown color with lots of bubbles. LOTS of 'em. Some sediment floating around in it too. A great looking beer.

Smells sweet and malty with a bit of yeast. Has some fruity aromas but not super bananay like some weis beers. More like bananas and plums, or bananas and cherries even.

The taste is pretty complex. It's most forward taste is the malts. It's pretty sweet for my palate, like rich dark candies. Then it fades into the creamy wheat taste which adds a fruity taste to it. The German yeasts are present as you swallow and nick the back of the throat on the way down. Exceptional is a good way to put it. This beer is often overlooked by myself but now I might have to start picking this one up more often.

Mouthfeel is good. A little on the light side with lots of bubbles. I like my beers a bit thicker than this but it is definitely true to the style. I think describing it as good is a fair way to put it.

Drinkability is relatively high due to the light body but the ABV kind of takes away from it. I could drink a couple more of these but then I could be intoxicated (which isn't a bad thing but would result in me not wanting too much more of this one.)

Overall, I'd say this beer deserves it's reputation. It's great!

auroracrisis, Aug 19, 2009
Photo of Zimbo
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%

I wrote extensive notes on the bottle I drank tonight but on scanning the range of comments from other reviews I discovered, as you would expect, that it has all been said before. But as a reminder make sure you drink it relatively quickly ensuring it is not served straight from a refrigerator.

To summarise, my last bottle of this was very disappointing and very atypical. It just didn't sing.
In contrast this was Ferdinand Frantz as Hans Sachs.

Zimbo, Dec 12, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

ObiWanKushnobi, Sep 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

jmsedgwick, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of Popsinc
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Deep, dark brown pour with an enormous foamy head. Light hoppy nose with underlying hints of chocolate and plum. Lovely mouthfeel. Flavours of light, unsweetened chocolate, raisin, plum, a hint of banana and a spicey finish including some clove & nutmeg. Of course there is a noticeable alcohol kick on the finish. Very warm beer but yet not heavy. It stays light on the tongue and refreshes and yet is intense and complex in its flavours. A classic in my book.

Popsinc, Jun 03, 2003
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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