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

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world-class

3,649 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,649
Reviews: 1,988
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 199
Gots: 223 | 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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4/5  rDev -7.8%

dreichus, May 20, 2014
Photo of gdfan47
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%

A- pours a darkesh red with a nice white head
S- flowers, wheat, some faint light pear smells
T- really refreshing, wheat, hops , malt, corriannder, light tasting for a beer so dark
M- suprisingly light for an 8 percent ABV beer, really smooth
D- really nice, can barely taste the high abv

overall a great example of what a wiezenbock should be , a great stepping stone beer

gdfan47, Dec 19, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

priwen, May 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

jandadeboer, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of Everydayoff
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass by freshness date.

A:
Dark ruby brown color with thick fluffy and creamy tan head, it slowly sinks with great retention to half-finger of everlasting foamy layer cover on top along with stickiness laces here and there. The carbonation level looks at medium to high.

S:
Blending nicely by mellow ripe banana, plum, raisin, hint of liquorice, bubblegum, note of floral, phenolic spice and clove, malt is underlying with some crackery and roasted note.

T:
Big fruity esters remind of banana, plum, prune and raisin. Bubblegum sweetness and caramel poke through the taste buds alongside with subtle citrus. Wheat and barley malt lay as base to cater the others. Pinch of clove spice and phenol add more intricacy yet drinkability until the end that mingles with slight but long trail of hop bitterness also with some tartness from yeast strain.

M:
The body is full with super smooth mouthfeel from fine crispness and carbonation. The sweetness dries up the palate, very pleasantly dry.

O:
Maybe the best Weizenbock available out there, it has an exceptional quaffable quality. Very tasty, I can feel no harm of alcohol during drink but yes it’s still there lurking.

Everydayoff, Apr 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

philmen, Nov 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Thirstygoat, Jan 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

navband, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of cerevisiaephilus
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%

I've never had a wheat doppelbock before tonight. I was always told that this was a beer to check out and now I understand why. I was never a big fan of wheat beers in general, just a little too sour for my tastes really. But a wheat bock? This beer smells like a wheat beer. But the taste is exactly half sour wheat-ness half malty bock-ness. An excellent balance with lots of flavor. Might be my new favorite beer.

cerevisiaephilus, Sep 14, 2003
Photo of tatterdash
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%

This is my first Weizenbock, having focused on Belgian brews for some time now, I decided to expand to German ales. Poured an evervescent red-brown with a foamy white head that dissipated slowly. Smell was a wine-like plum and banana. Taste... Hey! It's like that one I used to have at Gordon Biersch! Dark fruits, malts, bit of spice and banana, so chocolate creeping in. Has a surprisely light mouthfeel, which was unusual yet appreciated and the high ABV is so well hidden it is quaffable (although you'll want most of it to land in your mouth so it is not a true quaff). This beer is also very refreshing and drinkable, especially on a hot summer night... I like this a lot.

tatterdash, Oct 18, 2004
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

SpectralAbyss, Oct 13, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

This must be a rare case finding this stuff on tap - I just started getting Aventinus on tap at Mugs Alehouse in Brooklyn and I've never seen it tapped anywhere else before. I have to admit I prefer it on tap over bottled (though Aventinus Wheat is still one of my favorites in the bottle.) The color (deep brown) and flavor (fruity with a bit of cloves) are still excellent. I think the tap controls the carbonation better, cutting the head down, making it a bit heavier and giving it an even smoother mouthfeel and drinkability than the bottle. Feels a bit more like a 8.0 ABV beer on tap, and it will catch up to you after the second 16oz one, believe me.

PopeJonPaul, Nov 08, 2003
Photo of SMark
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

This beer was poured from a 500ml bottle at 47° into a .5l wheat glass. The beer was dark red, mahogany not quite brown or black with about 3 fingers of an off white foam head and hard to see carbonation. There was very little lacing.

There was caramel, chocolate and coffee malt aroma with spiciness.

The taste was sweet and very smooth. Went down so smooth I had to taste again and make an effort to discern the banana notes along with chocolate. This is nectar.

There is no off taste or lingering on the palate which could cause you to consume too quickly. Swishing around in the mouth produced very pleasant esters in the nose with no prickly sensation. As I said before, very smooth and velvet like.

What a nice pleasure for my 100th beer review. Well made and a definite enjoyment to drink.

SMark, Jan 06, 2008
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4.3/5  rDev -0.9%

Appearance: A medium brown color with a thick, rocky that doesn't quit. The off-white head produces some major lacing. In short, this brew has a stunning appearance.

Smell: Wonderful yeast esters of cloves and bananas combined with a heavy malt sweetness. This beer is the gold standard for aroma in this style.

Taste: A thick malt syrup flavor up front and followed by a heavy dose of yeast; inturn, concludes with slight bitternes and alcohol. All the flavors are layered on top of eachother like a cake. Expect to find the essence of raisins, figs, and cloves dancing across your tongue. In all, perhaps the zenith of taste in this style.

Mouthfeel: Thick and pleasing.

Drinkability: Extreme. Bring me more.

cudmud, Dec 30, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

jisak74, Apr 08, 2012
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4.88/5  rDev +12.4%

Man oh man, what a treat. First off, I love the look: deep caramel, almost brown with an orange tinge, and yeasty cloudiness. Nice, foamy off-white head that dissipates a bit quickly. The smell is unique, not quite a weisse, and not quite a doppel. I swear it smells like a cross between a weisse, a doppel, and, of all things, a Belgian dubbel. Huge fruity flavors, banana and raisins and tropical fruits, with the traditional wheaty clove finish. Quite a bit more tang than a doppel bock! Carbonation is also reminiscent of a Belgian more so than a traditional weisse or doppel due to the bottle fermentation. Despite the 8% abv, I find this to be incredibly drinkable, and not just in cooler temps, either!

mophie, May 12, 2002
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3.78/5  rDev -12.9%

Banana, clove, and yeast just about sums it up. Pours a dark hazy orange, the smell is banana clove and yeast and the taste follows suit. The most incredible part of the beer is the mouthfeel which is INCREDIBLY smooth. Those flavors wear me out, but a great example of the style.

squaremile, Jan 18, 2010
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3/5  rDev -30.9%

aanth, Nov 18, 2011
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4.9/5  rDev +12.9%

Pours a murky brown with a very nice 2" of creamy head that lasts and last.

Spicy phenols, banana, cloves, a little alcohol and some sweetness. The aroma is full and rich, no need to get all that close to it to catalog it, but you'll want to anyway.

The flavor is wonderful. Bold, rich weizen flavors with some sweetness that's countered very effectively by just enough bitterness. Just a little roastiness adds another dimension.

The mouthfeel is just a little thinner than I'd like in a 'dopplebock' type beer but the carbonation is very nice - not too prickly but with enough fizz to cut through a pretty potent flavor profile to get the mouth ready for more.

One of my favorite wheat beers and one of the best beers I've had regardless of ingredients.

mariposafan, Nov 12, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

leansean88, Jul 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Hanglow, Dec 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

btesta, Jan 14, 2012
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4.63/5  rDev +6.7%

I have had this beer on tap and bottle, most recently on Tap at the Bier Garden in Portsmouth, VA.

Brew was brought to me in a Aventinus glass and was poured pefectly. With the head just below the rim of the glass and with an off white to brown color. Aroma was of Dark fruits with a malty background. The Weizenbock it self looked like Cola brown with copper accents swirling threw it. Taste will have you take a step back abit. The dark fruit flavors and Complex Malts are made dominant due to the carbonation and Alcohol. The taste is just amazing and it does not feel like brew that would weigh you down and allows you to keep drinking. Carbonation is not over done but the Alcohol level may sneak up on you. Great beer and will have to keep a few in the beer fridge.

BZero007, May 05, 2009
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured from a 500ml into my arrogant bastard pint glass, Huge fluffy barely off white head, super creamy. The body is a dark caramel maple syrup in color, like mahogany wood, or just dark brown if you prefer the simple explanation.

Head dissipates at medium speed, leaves a clean glass but releases a ton of great scent. Very fruity, I get mango and banana swirling with some alcohol esters. More distinct sweetness comes through as well, chocolate malt, caramel and some spicing as well though mainly fruity and sweetness come through but it's thick.

The flavor is awesome, Tons of banana, strawberry, apricot, and mango, like an amalgam of fruit. The extra wheat malt makes itself known, smooths out the flavor and enhances the sweet character of it, not a sugary caramel though. I get a nectary clover honey combined with a thicker more chocolatey syrup.

The mouthfeel and drinkability go hand in hand, this brew is smooth as silk, I mean it feels almost like a stout but definitely has a lot more lightening flavor characteristics and it's not super thick. The smoothness makes it go down dangerously easy.

If you like wheat beers you will love it, if you like doppelbock and fruit you will love it, if you like all those then you'll love it. I recommend for sure.

dwilson01, May 08, 2010
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

I poured this from a 16.9oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

A: dark brown like ice tea - medium haziness with an off white head of foam.

S: earthy wheat with brown sugar.

T: similar to the aroma. It was very pronounced, but soft, wheat flavors. Earthy wheat with floral spices like coriander. Yeast flavors cropped up now and again. Malt profile added a nice sweetness.

M/F: prickly carbonation.

D: The ABV was hardly noticeable - very drinkable. I had one, but I could have easily drank this all night.

Final Thoughts: for a widely available import, this was a very solid wheat doppelbock. While I greatly enjoyed this beer I don't think I'll be going back to it time and again. For my money I'll stick with Weihenstephaner Vitus.

LacquerHead, Sep 21, 2010
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,649 ratings.