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

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world-class

3,786 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,786
Reviews: 2,003
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 224
Gots: 270 | FT: 7
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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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Jason_Quad, Jul 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

HipHopsHooray, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of nasty15108
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 1pt .9oz Euro-Style bottle into a Weiss glass.

A - Brown and cloudy like a strong iced tea. The pour produced a nice head of white foam and sticky lacing throughout.

S - Bready/Yeasty, much like a good rye or pumpernickle bread. A strong herbal aroma also detected.

T - Much of the same. Bready with strong herbal notes (like most Schneider beers). Finishes with a slightly spicy/bitter hop bite.

MF&D - A great beer experience. If you have not tried this beer, you should. A classic, just be aware of the 8% ABV.

nasty15108, Sep 24, 2008
Photo of abrand
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage 2007 poured into a weizen glass.

The Aventinus pours a cola brown with some light pouring through the edges. A nice 2 finger head atop with no visible lacing. Aromas are licorice, plums, raisins, and hints of alcohol. Quaff has some malts to it along with smooth dry fruits. Some breads also bounce around the palate. Not nearly the amount of alcohol that was noted on the nose is present in the quaff. Mouthfeel is silk and smooth and medium bodied. Not much carbonation of note. Drinkability is solid for this style. Definitely not a one and done but possible a 2 and out for me.

abrand, Mar 19, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

jcb7472, Mar 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Thedaver4220, Jan 31, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

mquinn919, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of dpodratsky3
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle poured into chalice
Wrapped in paper that says brewed in 2003

A: Super fizzy head, very soda like, doesn't look as dark as cola, but a true brown color, almost like a tootsie roll, not much real head

S: Nice and complex without being too heavy, definite chocolate aroma, adds a good base sweetness to it, bananas make an appearance on top of that, mild spice notes, definitely has settled down from the age, not super spicy and bold, but very nice

T: Has that sweet background malt note again that is similar to smell but not distinctly chocolate here, almost like a dark sugary/molassesy fruit, way more acidity than smell, spices are much more evident, still not super strong though, banana also, clove is there, still retains fruitiness of a weizen, just darker

M: Very light, carbonation is fairly high, I like that it is not heavy

D: High, easy to drink just like a hefeweizen, but has the deliciousness of a darker beer, complex, but still easy

Notes: I have only had a couple of weizenbocks before and I wasn't overly impressed. I'm glad that I finally tried a beer that does this style justice. It is great to see such good flavor profiles. It has all those light characteristics that you expect from a wheat beer, but nice, dark, and complex. Highly recommended.

dpodratsky3, Jan 24, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

cj8311, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of cambabeer
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy brown color, visible yeast floaters at the bottom. Off white head and lace, not too thick. Not a very dark brown, somewhat hazy.

A very fruity smell, bananas and raisins. Somewhat spicy and sweet, obvious alcohol in the nose. Somewhat caramelized sugary.

Sweet toward the beginning, like the fruity smell, bananas and some warming alcohol. Becomes a little spiced with a small bit of hop characteristic. The malt bitterness does well to balance the sweetness. Somewhat wood like. Very obvious wheat malt character.

Definitely a great beer. Heavy and perfect for sipping on slowly. A really good example of a German style.

cambabeer, Feb 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Leschber, Mar 13, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weissbier glass.

This beer pours a peculiar but intruiging off brown reddish color with a decent clarity and a beautiful white foamy head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is on point and has that banana fosters aroma of caramalized brown sugar, bananas, cinnamon, and a touch of honey. Malty and dark fruitiness on the aroma. The taste is on point with a touch of astrigenty alcohol bite on the finish. Sugary, but on point with the style. Has a nice toasted marshmallow component on the finish. Mouthfeel is very very nice as its carbonated to all hell with a semi dry finish. Drinkability is very high as well as its got a nice delicious factor and pairs well with poultry and other lighter fare meals. a definate cold fall night beer.

Augustiner719, Jul 08, 2010
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4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep, dark chocolate color with cloudiness that you can see in the edges. Foamy, light tan head that is very active from the heavy carbonation caused by the yeast. Strong yeast character in the nose, a bit sour, almost like vinegar. Fruity and malty undertones are also noticeable. As it journeys to your palate, you find a very spicy dried fruit character with an underlying chocolate maltiness, and then a unique spicy finish, which the bottle describes as "clove-like". A smooth, yet exciting mouthfeel from the carbonation and spiciness. This reminds me of a Belgian tripel in many ways. This is excellent! I didn't know what to expect from it, but I got quite a pleasant surprise. A very complex brew that intrigues your palate and makes your taste buds dance for joy!

hyuga, Sep 16, 2002
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3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It's a very dark and murky brown color with a moderate tan head which leaves a nice coating. Aroma consists of raisins, bananas, faint alcohol....flavors in this beer are very much ripe fruit and faint alcohol as it warms. Quite an enjoyable and full-bodied brew. I don't think I could have more than one though.

AudioGilz, Mar 07, 2003
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

muletrane, Feb 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

JLeet, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of Converge
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a 23oz weizen glass.

A - Pours with a massive, billowing head of light tan bubbles. Deep chestnut hue with ruby highlights. The head doesn't last long and within a few minutes disappears entirely, leaving no lacing whatsoever. Definitely a letdown in this department.

S - Immediately complex. A barrage of dark fruits, spices, and earthy aromas. Dried plums, figs, medjool dates, dark raisins and pumpernickel upfront. Bits of banana, molasses, and clove are present as well. Rich boozy sweetness, with bready malt, candi sugar and a Belgian-esque yeast strain. Deep and inviting caramel presence permeates the whole aroma; sort of the kind you taste in dates. Subtle notes of dark chocolate, almonds, and a mild fennel/licorice linger nicely.

T - Much as the nose implied, this beer is a rich concoction of dark fruits and spices. Dates, figs, raisins, and dried plums. Lots of bready malt, tasty yeast and wheat in here, maybe even some rye malt (pumpernickel?). Finishes with a kick of spice along with boozy sweetness, caramel, dark chocolate, banana, fennel and cherry. A touch less complex than the nose had me thinking, but this brew is still well deserving of the reputation that precedes it. Finishes dryer than expected, with a subtle bitterness and long-lasting aftertaste. This really reminds me of a flavor profile for a Belgian dubbel, with the dark fruits and residual sweetness.

M - Mouth-filling from the first sip. The body is quite thick, with low carbonation throughout. While the alcohol is detectable in taste, it leaves zero warmth in the finish. Doesn't take long for this one to coat the mouth and become rather sticky, which I love with a big, dark brew. My only gripe is that the carbonation feels a little too low.

D - It's easy to see why this is considered a classic brew by many. Just an all around well crafted, and deceptively drinkable German beer. Although, as mentioned before, this is fairly similar to a Belgian dark ale or dubbel. While this brew brings to the table what most other darker German beers do, it has a greater depth to the profile, increased complexity, and unique subtleties that really separate it from the pack. This definitely won't be my last Aventinus.

Converge, Jul 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

cclark67789, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of markaberrant
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle served in a large weizen glass.

Pours a gorgous mahogany colour, and effervescing with a giant white head. The head takes FOREVER to drop to a 1/4", and there is some nice lacing thanks to the wheat.

Smell is more towards clove and spice, but a bit of banana and other fruit is in there too.

Taste is yummy sweet malt, like candy, but nicely balanced by the prickly carbonation, spice and touch of hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is full, and there is a soothing alcohol warmth, but the carbonation keeps things refreshing.

Drinkability is above average, but the alcohol and sweetness hold it back from getting a higher rating.

A treat to say the least - the clove and spice is just right for me. The malt flavour is not overly "wheaty" but it is outstanding.

markaberrant, Mar 23, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

olympicgatorade, May 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

factoide, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of BeerBob
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
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3.68/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

KevinmusPrime, May 03, 2013
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
97 out of 100 based on 3,786 ratings.