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

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world-class

3,975 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,975
Reviews: 2,048
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 257
Gots: 356 | 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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Ratings: 3,975 | Reviews: 2,048
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4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Coffee-like color, and you can see the sediment inside, only adding to the coffee appearance. Toffee-colored head.

Smell - Wheat smell dominates with a heavy sugary fruit smell to it; plums, apples, and figs.

Taste - Wheat again dominates with fruits laced with alcohol taste. Raisins seems to come out more in the taste, with a hint of apple. Also has a subtle brown sugar flavor.

Mouthfeel - Sediment adds another interesting level to the mouthfeel. Lighter for a weizen, with a heavy dose of carbonation.

Drinkability - Goes down easy, but doesn't hide the 8% as well as I might have hoped. Still a delicious brew.

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3.84/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from the euro-brown bottle into a weizen glass.

Appeared pretty typical for a dark wheat beer. In appearance it was a dark brown, not completely opaque with a cream colored head. The head dissipated quickly, but this may have been due to the beer's age.

Aventinus has a smell of banana and strong smells of wheat. There was a good amount of yeast at the bottom of the bottle. beautiful figs, sugar, clove, alcohol, and malt. Wonderful beer.

In the delicious taste department, this beer takes the cake. It's like cake in that it's sweet, bready, some rye, figs, plums, a little rum or chicory, banana, clove, coriander, and caramel. It's incredible. It's my favorite beer. I'd love to see an even bigger, americanized version.

The mouthfeel was perfect, and the drinkability was amazing. Super creamy, super thick, so moist and delicious. Most drinkable dark beer I've ever had.

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4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Opened a 2008 vintage in 2012.

Appearance – Pours a dark brandy-like clear brown color with a thick creamy head, which slowly fades to a thin layer that stays with the beer, and a medium lacing that slowly drips back into the beer.

Smell – The smell is heavenly. A wonderful spice (maybe clove), vanilla, honey, and a sweet sherry-like booziness that all goes well with a heavy wheat beer base.

Taste – Taste is similar to the smell, but the honey is replaced with smokiness.

Mouthfeel – Smooth and dry; slightly less carbonated than I would have preferred. Alcohol is very well hidden.

Drinkability – I’m surprised how quickly I finished this. One of all time great weizen beers.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.3/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz. bottle poured into a pilsner.

medium cola brown with a touch of red. an inch of loud bubbly tan head that dissipates quickly, leaving little lace.

cloves, bananas and a cola sweetness in the aroma.

bananas and a malty sweetness in the taste. heavy mouthfeel with a medium carbonation. leaves the taste of cloves in the aftertaste, but the finish is fairly empty. second glass tastes better than the first with the sediment adding some complexity. straightforward and drinkable, but nothing stellar.

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4.64/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to weizen glass a beautiful hazy brown, just a couple tints lighter than milk chocolate. The luxuriously tight and smooth foam billows past the top of the glass, eventually settling to a thin cap.

The beer's nose reminds me of a Belgian strong dark ale. Very fruity apples, a grainy smell, and some yeast. A little alcoholic sweetness as well.

The taste is the nose tenfold, the malty characteristic gives the brew a hefty body as well as a delicious sweetness. Banana breads as well as apples and cherries are what I can taste the most. I do not sense much of the citrus or clove tastes I associate with the other Weizens that I have drank within the past week.

As I said, the beer as significantly heavy body, though not quite syrupy to me. Because of that (not to mention the stout ABV), I see this as more of a sipping beer.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Little to no head, but it doesn't take away from what this is. Dark brown beer, with a slight golden hue.

Light smell, malty with hints of bananas, but a deeper roasted aroma that is inviting and altogether delicious.

The taste. Jesus, what can I say about the taste? It's got the prominent malty characteristics of a doppelbock. It has the crisp, clean taste of a hefeweizen plus the over-the-top banana and wheat-taste of a dunkel. There's a huge yeast presence in the aftertaste. Vinous and grape flavors are abounding. Seriously? One of the best beers I've ever had. I could drink this for days on end, and never stop, but that would probably destroy my social life and my family and really, who wants to talk about that? Damn, a GREAT BEER!

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

Purchased at a Kingston, Ontario LCBO in September of 2007 and cellared since then (four months, roughly). I can't decipher the freshness stamp. Aventinus was one of the first quality beers I've ever had and I'm surprised it has taken me this long to review it.

500mL bottle, 8.20% abv.

Poured into a nosing glass. Appearance is nut brown, nice copper accents, moderate haze, with a substantial offwhite-tan head. Head dissipates except for around the edge of the glass and a slight film in the centre. Looks beautiful.

Aromas: raisins, carrots, apples, german yeast, cooked pears, pie crust and caramelized sugar. Very grapey and a little medicinal (cough syrup). Don't worry, I'm going to let this one warm up and evolve for a long time. Extremely complex and delicious. Spices (cinnamon, like a cinnamon bun, raisins and all), dark fruits (as expected), a little musty.

Mouthfeel is definitely carbonated and substantial body. Lots of sweetness on the palate with some sharp alcohol, bolstered by the carbonation. Bubble gum, banana, yeast (typical wheat) lots of maltiness here. Finish is medium long and has some bitterness to it that helps improve the drinkability. Warming and soothing on a cold day.

In every category I find small faults - weak head retention, some medicinal aromas, etc. Hence the 4.5s and 4s. This is fantastic beer, one of the best I've had, and definitely a classic.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml1 to a sam adams cup

A- Hazy caramel brown, unique 2 1/2" light khaki head

S- citrus, spices, fruity, bavarian style yeast, nutty malts, floral hops

T- citrus, fruity, caramel, spices, nutty malts, bubblegum

O- a very easy review and a no brainer, 4.5 all day. It fits the description of a weizenbock perfectly. The only flaw i can think of is strictly personal preference and no fault of the brewer (though the label say banana so maybe it is) this has more of a bubblegum aroma/flavor and i love a banana aroma/flavor. Either way its awesome and i highly recommend it.

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4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great weeizenbock, the standard by which others should be judged. Pours a caramel brown into the glass with about 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty, some banana. Taste is exquisite. Caramel, toffee, banana, some nice yeasty spiciness. Mouthfeel is full, rich, creamy. A very drinkable beer for a higher ABV.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Dark brown/caramel color. Not black. Huge, noisy, rocky, offwhite colored head made of tiny bubbles. Thick sheet of bubbles remains and sticks modestly.

Smell: Very wheaty right as I open the bottle. Smells like hefeweizen. Yeasty, bready, and a little spiced.

Taste: Tons of flavor. Wheaty, yeasty, and even chocolaty. Also fruity and sweet...one of the best tasting beers I have experienced. Slightly spiced as it finishes with clove.

Mouthfeel: medium body. Maybe a little fuller. Alcohol is completely hidden except a little warmth in the back of my throat.

Drinkability: If you like wheat beer and dopplebock (but especially the rather) this is very great. I will buy this one every chance I get.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle. Bottled January 3rd, 2013. Poured into Weiss vase. 

A- After a careful proper pour, I am left with an opaque brown body. I don't see any sediment suspended, only murky brown. With the slightly off-white head capping things off, this is a nice looking beer. The retention is up there with the best Belgian bigs and the lacing is thick. 

S- It carries a very pungent aroma of cloves, bubblegum, juicy fruit, and plenty of spiced cake notes. The banana notes are there as well, but not as forward. It's held together and balanced. 

T- The flavors are very soft, balanced, and light. This is not a knock your teeth out beer, which is wonderful. It sticks close to the style. Soft fruit notes begin leading into a full fledged rye bread spiciness. It's not necessarily a rye beer flavor, but a thick chewy loaf of spelt rye bread. There are clove spice notes, yeasty bubblegum, and that underlying sweet note that carries right through. The banana notes are there within the sweetness and are overripe in nature, like that banana that almost tastes fermented and has an alcoholic sting to it. Bready, spicy, sweet, and very balanced. Dry in the finish with lingering sweet spice notes. Perhaps a touch of prune in there as well. 

MF- Very soft fluffy carbonation carries a medium body that is filling AND light. It's full yet doesn't carry that syrupy feel. 

O- This is a wonderful wheat beer. It's very big, yet carries all the grace of a beer half it's ABV. It's smooth, spicy, integrated, sweet, and very easy to drink. I'm drinking this beer on the couch next to my wife in front of the TV, but I can only imagine that my enjoyment of it would be even higher in front of a fire with friends and family (and of course my wife!). 

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4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From a fresh keg, the Aventinus is vastly better than its bottled version, offering a much more complex, delicious beer.

A- Dark tea colored. Good off-white head.

S- Aromas of banana, juicy fruit gum, dark toffee, caramel malt. The bottled version displays characteristics of a good 20 year Tawny Port; dates, prunes, carob.

T- Fruits, banana, sweet dark toffee, roasted honeyed nuts. The fading finish is of sweet caramel malt and nuts.

M, D- A sweet stickiness is counterbalanced by a perfect CO2 level which cleanses the palate. Very, very drinkable. Try this with an excellent cheddar.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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