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

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Ratings: 3,892
Reviews: 2,024
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 239
Gots: 311 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

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 SloppyJoeWasAMan
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of wc94wc
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of xhuang61
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of NoLiberty
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep rich chocolate-walnut brown. Deeper than brown, almost poster color. Rests with a two-finger head, creamy foamy and thick. Aroma is big and sweet, some alcohol with barleywine-like notes. Some caramel and tart apple. Phenols and alcohol are present. Nice. Taste is fronted by fruit: raisins, tart apple, roasted fig, nuts and caramel. Middle is warmed by alcohol and finishes smooth with lingering taste of raisins and roasted malt. Very nice again. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with very clean and light bubbles and almost effervescent. Almost a saison body. I could session this beer for while.

Photo of coalcracker
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my top five 'all-timers'. Served from bottle into pilsener glass.
A: Dark ruby red with fizzy head that dissipates.
S: Wonderful aroma that will mirror the taste. Raisin, clover, and a slight medicinal taste- black cherry perhaps?
T: Taste as above: raisins, black licorice, perhaps a bit of fruit (banana) strike the palate immediately. Very malty overall. Minimal but pleasant aftertaste.
M: Very smooth and thick, though the carbonation level lightens the feel up a bit.
D: Drinkable anyday at anytime. But session? I took three of these down during my fantasy football draft and nearly ended up drafting Don Mattingly....perhaps not.

I was introduced to this beer back in 1998 and have never looked back. If the world was left with only 5 beers, I would hope this would be one of them.

Photo of SageO
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of mjohn27603
4.83/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This one was a good find at the beer store. A 3 year old aged Aventinus specially packaged. From the information hanging off the bottle: "Therefore, in 1999, the Schneider brewery decided to age 240 cases of Aventinus each year in their historical ice cellar in Kelheim with each batch held for a minimum of 3 years." The result is quite yummy. Pours light brown in color with a haze. Smell is of bananas and yeast. Taste is heavenly. Bananas, lemon juice, minimal cloves. I wish I had a new one to compare against. Perhaps this is worth another trip back to the store! $5.49 for 500ml bottle. If you see it, it is worth it. Label says hints of softer chocolate, clay, and sherry when aged. Excuse me if I didn't pick up on all of these.

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

Aventinus is the name of a Swedish based multi-lingual drug term data base at Gothenburg University (http://www.spraakbanken.gu.se/av/index.html). It's probably a coincidence but this fine beer gives a pleasant alco-kick. More likely, the name is taken from the Roman hillock Mons Aventinus. It was orginally a workers residential area but was quickly gentrified and filled with villas, baths, and temples (the most famous being the one devoted to Diana, the godess of nature).In the middle ages the hill was apppropriated by monastic establishments, and they are still there. Enough of that. It's a beer review. Aventinus the Beer rules the Weizenstarkbiers. The foam, the sweet smell, the distinct taste of wheat and hops. But the guy on the label looks like Martin Luther.

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

Appearance: Pours a medium dark brown with a slight ruby and amber hue when held up to the light. A strong whitish head pours about an inch thick without any lacing on the glass

Smell: Smells of dark fruits, figs, plums, raisins, along with a slight chocolate and wheat aroma. This beer also has a noticeable alcohol aroma.

Taste: Wheat and other dark malts hit up front followed by a smooth grape and raisin flavor. This beer then shows off some of its alcohol tones along with what tastes like bittersweet chocolate. This beer finishes with more grape flavors and dark fruits and finally a little more warm alcohol.

Mouthfeel: This beer is supersmooth. The flavors just combine perfectly and the body is surprisingly light and crisp.

Drinkabilty: For a beer that is as kicking as this one is, it goes down easier than the fresh bottles. Simply amazing.

Overall: If you like Aventinus, try it aged... You'll absolutely love it. I sure as hell do. Super smooth and well balanced.. What great flavors..

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

This beer pours a mild, copper brown. It resembles iced tea. Very effervescent. Very effervescent! The head builds quickly but doesn't linger.

There is a cornucopia of smells to savor. Very fruity. I sense raisin, prune, and various citrus ingredients. Very spicy. This brew has a very complex scent. Quite pleasing.

The initial taste is predominately spicy, cloves dominate. The mixture of the ingredients seems to be well balanced. I am usually not a fan of the more fruit-spice infused brews, but this is
pretty drinkable by my standards. Each drink provides another flavor to experience. Quite interesting.

Mouthfeel is a slight alcohol tinge, with a lingering spice note. Not too bad. This is definitely worth a try, although I wouldn't consider this a staple in my session lineup.

All in all a drinkable dopplebock, but it is just not my style. This is a well crafted brew so I have to give it props.

Photo of Finite
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Looks great, little bit of light shining through but other than that its a healthy, dark ruby/brown.

Smell is of dark fruits and rasins, spices and some roast malt with a little floral hops.

Taste is wonderfull deep and thoughfull, dark fruits cover the palate and leave room for a little hop profile but not long before the alcohol hit comes in.

Smooth down the troat with a nice alcohol warmth.

A wonderful complex brew with a moderate alcohol hit. Beautiful

Photo of cpinto6
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Jparker37
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A - Pours a hazy amber with a small vanilla head. The foam completely dissipates to nothing.

S - Nice helping of banana esters. Some spicy alcohol. There is a delicate amount of caramel and chocolate malts.

T - Really smooth caramel malt plays well with a bubblegum phenolic. Get a nice twang from the wheat, also some red fruit character. This sucker can hide alcohol very well.

M - Medium-Full body, Semi-sweet, Light carbonation.

O - The appearance of this beer let me down, a gentle pour left me with no head whatsoever, but this style should be billowing with carbonation. The smell definitely showed off a nice ester profile and left room for some malt to shine through. There was nice layering to the taste; I could taste malt, phenols, and wheat at different times which is a great and elongated flavor. Had the correct body and sweetness but did lack on carbonation. Alcohol was masked well under many great flavors to this good beer.

Photo of evanackerman
3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

this beer pours a dark brown with a huge billowing head.

smell: wheaty. a bit of alcohol

taste is rich complex ripe fruits and wheat with just a tinge of alcohol burn

mouthfeel is very smooth, lovely.

drinkability is bit low due to high ABV.

overall, a very nice dark wheat, probably my favorite of the style. a must try beer.

Photo of Rennpferd
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It poured a deep golden brown. It had a three finger head that slowly retreated down the edge of the glass. A heavy amount of carbonation could be seen rising from the bottom of the glass.

It had a spicy grape and pomegranate scent. Sugary malt and lite hops were present as well.

Spicey hops taste, smooth rich malt with a tart hop finish. Complex and refreshing. It had a medium body that went down easy.

A very good beer. Complex and refreshing. Well worth the price and hunting it down.

Photo of jjkatter
2.9/5  rDev -33%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

0,51 l bottle poured into a pilsner glass...

A- chocolate brown with a nice full tan head that settles into a generous lace.

S- caramel and roasted barley. there is also that"I drank too much at a German bier gaarten" smell to it.

T- yep, the bier gaarten thing again. This beer is plenty sweet with caramel and brown sugar leading the way. It packs plenty of wallop at 8.2% ABV, but (for me) it drinks like a strong barley wine.

MF- sweet that finishes wet. No too impressive for me, but this is not how I like my beer. .

O- if you like sweet German beers with lots-O-kick, this is your beer. This is not what I like in a beer. On my first trip to Germany my first beer was of a similar style, which left me wondering what all the "German bier" fuss was about.

Photo of mrkdwrds
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of dank203
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a dark sludgy brown. sewage color with a creamy khaki head. aroma is bready, hint of chocolate, banana, hint of hay. body has a smooth texture with a ton of bite but its pleasant. good amount of carbonation, a little sweetness , grape, hint of vanilla, and ton of spice

Photo of Neehan
4.87/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A-- Pours a tantalizing bright purple/ruby appearance with a generous, creamy head with minimal lacing that semi-hugs the glass.

S-- sweet, spicy entwined with nutmeg and a hint of grain and a bit of smokiness

T-- again sweet, very clean, cinnamon and more nutmeg, other spices with a smooth finish. This beer boasts the type of complexity that will make you notice something different with each sip.

M-- mild and creamy with spices on the forefront

D-- very easy to drink for a complex brew with its light texture and wonderful taste

Wow.

Photo of BWH3
4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Aventinus 750mL Bottle served at 40-45 F from Goblet

Appearance: Pours a dark, fairly clear brown. Golden brown at the edges when held to light. Effervescent carbonation that destroys the head fairly quickly for a wheat beer.

Smell: Banana, spicy phenols, cocoa, toffee/burnt caramel sweetness, earthy hops. Fruity esters typical of weisse beers is quite prominent. No alcohol. The carbonation just leads the complex aroma to the nose with intensity.

Taste: Roasted malts giving a raisin like sweetness accompanied by banana esters and cocoa or toffee notes. Wheat sharpness present but not dominating. Noble, and spicy hops finish nicely. Hops prevelant compared to doppelbock or weisse beers. A spicy yeast phenols sting the throat at the end letting you know this one is bottle conditioned.

Mouthfeel: Richer and heavier than anticipated given appearance and carbonation. Still light enough to make the beer quite drinkable.

Drinkability: Either way -- one nice and slow or a massive stein to quench your thirst, appetite, and mind -- this beer is a true gem. I think reguardless of personal preference everyone will enjoy a bottle of this beer.

Photo of donmonkey1
2.4/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: Head recedes quick and leaves the glass looking like a glass of Coke.

Smell: Straight Molasses

Taste: Molasses and alcohol. A LOT of alcohol. No complexity here.

Mouthfeel: like water

drinkability: The alcohol is just too extreme to enjoy more than one.

Photo of ryrust5301
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Dark brown and somewhat similar to a doppelbock. Transparent when held up to light. What makes this beer is the enormous head, which came to the size of a fist and is off white in color. At the top the head even muffined over the lip of the glass and ran down the side a bit.

Smell - Sweet fruits and caramel notes. Extremely smooth but spicy as well.

Taste & Mouthfeel - Creamy and full bodied, with a mild carbonation. Very smooth and sweet taste lays down the base for this beer. Plenty of dark fruit and caramel malt to match the nose, as well as a spicy bread taste. The thing that steals the show in this one is the back end. The creaminess in the back seems to last forever and really gives it a signature.

Drinkability - It's been a while since i've had one of these, and it's just as good as I remember. As said before, the alcohol is invisible for an 8%.

Photo of cgentzkow
4/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.84/5  rDev -11.3%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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