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

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,650 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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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
Germany

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 ToddT
4.88/5  rDev +12.4%

A- Medium brown with a slight ruby tint and a huge off white head. Head falls quickly and leaves no lace on the glass.

S- Caramel, spice, clove, banana, cherries, malt and yeast.

T- Malty and sweet, nice notes of fruit and spice. Very complex in taste and not overbearing in any one flavor. Exceptionally balanced.

M- Smooth medium bodied and well carbonated. Finish is semi sweet and crisp with a final note of candied fruit.

D- Oh, so drinkable for 8.2% ABV. You know it's strong but you would never guess just how strong it really is.

This was the first beer that blew me away as to just how complex and balanced beer can be. I come back to this over and over again as a touchstone for as close to perfect as it gets.

ToddT, Aug 19, 2009
Photo of mcc1654
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

mcc1654, May 31, 2013
Photo of Givemebeer
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Givemebeer, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of KevinmusPrime
4/5  rDev -7.8%

KevinmusPrime, May 03, 2013
Photo of GatorLCA
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

GatorLCA, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of BigGold
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

BigGold, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of hanco005
4.08/5  rDev -6%

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass. A thin layer of yeast sediment remained in the bottle.

A—deep, dark, rich brown; about a 1 inch thick foamy head that disappeared quickly, light lacing on the glass

S—spicy with a strong plum scent; a little banana and clove aroma as well. I do not like plums so I am not enjoying the smell as much

T—rich mild chocolate taste with nice combo of raison, caramel, and clove flavors; a little floral as well

M—strong carbonation; somewhat slimy to me, but finishes really nice

D—enjoyed trying it due to the positive BA reviews. I can clearly see why it is rated so high. I liked the taste very much but the smell was a little strong and foul for me.

This is my first wheat doppelbock so I do not have a comparison. The presentation, taste and mouthfeel are wonderful. I just don't care for the smell as much.

hanco005, Jan 20, 2006
Photo of hsus0225
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

hsus0225, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of wo87810
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

wo87810, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of Gaisgeil
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Heard so many good things about this one I just had to try it for myself.

Pours a murky dark brown in color with a nice frothy light tan head. Nose is invariably sweet smelling, quite malty. Taste is very smiliar, heavy on the malt, some light sherry notes, a bit woody and estery. Very nicely balanced somehow though, quite a masterpiece.

I'll be sure to return to this one again.

Slàinte!

Gaisgeil, Aug 02, 2005
Photo of Hobbit
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Hobbit, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of ezperkins2
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

ezperkins2, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of RockyTopHeel
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%

Clear and somewhat chocolate-shaded brown, my first crack at an Aventinus poured with a nice, white head and a surprisingly wheaty aroma. That same wheat melds with dark, rich bock flavors and some fruit sweetness in a beautiful union with the twinge of alcohol around the edges. These flavors dance wonderfully across the palate.

This is very, very, even exceptionally good, and pretty unique--at least in my limited experience. It's also astoundingly drinkable for something so dark and alcoholic. Wow.

Spoils of the 10/11/03 Knoxville Raid.

RockyTopHeel, Jan 25, 2004
Photo of deac83
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

deac83, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of orangemoustache
4/5  rDev -7.8%

A- pours a diarrhea brown with some red highlights when held to direct light,the head is tan and small dissipating quickly(probably the high ABV affect)

S-very strong nose,but mostly fruit(rasins and prunes),spice and alcohol

T-toasty w)wild black berry jam notes,with some cinnamon and clove,mostly malts in charge here with hops and fruity wheat flavors being a close runner up,nice balance,besides the alcohol which is not well hidden

M-medium to full body,and medium carbonation with some spicy sensation on the tongue makes for a complex mouthfeel that gets a little smoother as it warms and the carbonation softens

D-this packs a punch from the lips,to the tongue,to the belly,and straight to the hat rack...an enjoyable treat but not something I would drink more than one of at a time

orangemoustache, May 09, 2008
Photo of bfields4
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%

Very dark copper color. Nice frothy off white head retains well for the duration of the beer.

Clove and mint smells from the German yeast. A little bit of dark fruit shows through.

Plumbs, dates and other nice dark fruits. Banana and clove. A complex well done beer. A nice complexity of spices and rich fruit flavors.

Chewy well carbonated beer. The alcohol is very well hidden.

This beer reminds me of a hefenweizen that tastes of more intensely of dark fruits than of bananas. Really interesting brew.

bfields4, Feb 06, 2011
Photo of MeisterSmudge
4/5  rDev -7.8%

MeisterSmudge, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of Los1324
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Los1324, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of yankeeheel
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%

Pours a brackish brown with a minimalist carbonation of a head. Keeps bubbling up from the bottom of the glass and making little eddies of foam around the edge of the glass.

Smells strongly of dark fruit and a little bit of alcohol.

The taste is pure fruity goodness up front. Lots of sweet sugars rush right in. A little bit grainy and chewy in the middle with a minimal hop ending. Really a sweet beer.

Mouthfeel is very slick and a little drying at the end.

Drink till you can't.

yankeeheel, Mar 09, 2004
Photo of jburns301
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

jburns301, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of mattyrubes
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

mattyrubes, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of Thedaver4220
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Thedaver4220, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of JohnG190
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%

Appearance - cloudy mahogany with five-finger, off-white head that is still thick ten minutes in!

Aroma - clove, banana, and yeasty biscuit dominate the aroma.

Taste - sweet biscuity malt balanced by spicy clove make this one well crafted beer.

Mouthfeel - medium body with effervescent carbonation make it seem lighter than its 8% ABV.

Overall - a magnificent beer that deserves its place amongst the finest in the world.

JohnG190, May 29, 2013
Photo of ariceclemson
4/5  rDev -7.8%

ariceclemson, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of brewmudgeon
3.65/5  rDev -15.9%

aventinus
hate to do this, cause my reviews have been getting more positive generally, but honest is honest...
previus 4.3 overall

a 3.5 swirled the yeast up before pouring the last bit. a cloudy light-med caramel brown. the head is not much to speak of, fizzy and drops almost instantaneously, leaving a modest ring and negligible lace.

s 3.5 dunkelweisen smell, banana-clove, hints of brown sugar-coated canned pineapple, now bubblegum in large amounts and old bandaids. various alcools become more prominent as it warms.

t 3.5 sweet overripe bananas and some bandaids, finish accompanied by a lemony twang. doesn't taste unlike my recent hefeweizen homebrew.

m 4 smoot sticky medium body but the carb is farily prickly

d 4 if i'd brewed this, i'd probably come down pretty hard on it. not nearly so great as i remember, but still pretty drinkable.
and 3.29 ea this time for .5 litre, not really worth it

prev 4.5, 4.5., 4.5, 3, 4

cinnamon brown, pretty transparent. big head, good retention and lacing.
powerful aroma of red wine, slightly toasted pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, and raisins
taste introduces dates, cherries, and apples. sweetness is there but always held in check. finish is pretty short.
not as full-bodied as expected. lots of carbonation, so no need at all to be timid with the pour.
this is very drinkable. if i were to wish for perfection i'd make a bit fuller and creamier. but very impressed nonetheless. 8.2, not 8%, according to my bottle.

2.29ea?

brewmudgeon, Sep 30, 2008
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,650 ratings.