Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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4.03/5 rDev -7.1%
A - Poured a burgandy/mahogany color with a foamy, tan, three-figner head. Left some nice rings of lace.
S - It smelled of wheat, malt and dried fruits.
T - It tasted of toasty malts. There is also a nice sweet wheat.
M - It was soft and smooth. A light to medium-bodied beer.
D - This is a good beer. Only my second weizenbock...it didn't seem as flavorful as Avery's Thirteen, but it is still good.
10-04-2007 03:49:15 | More by zeff80
4.38/5 rDev +0.9%
Appearance: Dark but clear brownish-amber, almost the color of whisky, with a two finger off-white head that eventually recedes to a ring. No lace to speak of.
Smell: Caramelized banana, brown sugar, a bit of spicy clove and chocolate. Damn near the quintessential weizenbock nose.
Taste & mouthfeel: Rich and sweet; flavors of chocolate and banana, caramel, toasted nuts and spice. Smooth on the tongue, soft but ample carbonation from bottle conditioning. Delicious but quite rich and decadent; I don't think I could have more than one of these in a sitting.
04-01-2008 01:30:28 | More by largadeer
4.33/5 rDev -0.2%
500ml bottle, old-world staid presentation, and yet attractively approachable at the same rate.
This beer pours a dark, cloudy orange-brown colour, with two fingers of puffy, foamy pale beige head, which falls away a bit more quickly than expected, leaving very little in the way of persistent lace - and there are definitely some minor floaties swirling about, as things slowly settle out.
It smells of sweet, fruity wheat grain, banana esters, cloves, a bit of ripe dark fruit, and light caramel malt. The taste is of course quite malty - prune, raisins, overripe banana - with some thinned out caramel, an unusually hefty touch of wheatiness, and a very light herbal yeastiness, one which seems so integrated that it's like it's been baked in from the start. Nothing in the way of alcohol dares to poke its head out yet, it would seem.
The carbonation is moderate, and seemingly just not worth parsing - it is what it is - the body a solid medium weight, and a tad chewy in its smoothness. It finishes drier than expected, the malt petering out in the face of the lingering fruitiness and circling alcohol warming.
A lovely, evenly balanced, and yet still largely wheaty doppelbock. Simple and complex, all at the same time, which translates as just good, good stuff. The hefty ABV does well to keep its normally intrusive head down, which is another example of the old-school brewers knowing their way around the different aspects that make up their beer. Yeah, they get it.
07-10-2009 23:20:28 | More by biboergosum
4.1/5 rDev -5.5%
Pours a clear but dark ruby/brown. Light tan head. Nose is sweet with what seems like an inky tone to it. Yes like pen ink. I feel like I am smelling the inside of a thoroughly wet barrel. Flavor is extremely sweet with a tart kick in the back of the mouth on the first swig. Sweet brandy and port tones permeate. Very sugary sweet on the flavor overall though. Feel is standard. Borders on slightly syrupy. Drinkable. Sure. But for me this is an experience drink, not one to go back to again. I had it, and I will move on.
12-30-2007 12:17:36 | More by RblWthACoz
4.38/5 rDev +0.9%
Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.
A: The beer is a bright reddish brown color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is of wheat, caramelized malts, some fruit, some spice and a touch of hops.
T: The taste is very well-balanced with bready flavors of wheat and yeast up front. Then there are sweet flavors of bananas, caramel and dark fruit that quickly follow. The malt character is hearty and the hops presence is mild but both seem to work very well in this beer. The after-taste is slightly sweet.
M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
D: Tasty and very flavorful, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, excellent representation of style, this is a style that is difficult for me to figure out because I find such diversity in the beers that I've had in it, but this beer is definitely one of the best Weizenbocks I've had. This is a very good beer to drink for a long time.
04-09-2009 05:26:41 | More by TheManiacalOne
4.35/5 rDev +0.2%
A - A clear, dark reddish-orange body supporting a nice sized head with nice lace but poor retention.
S - Spicy aroma of raisins and clove. Caramel and a slight roast malt note.
T - Lots of raisins, caramel and clove. Dark, caramelized sugar flavors with spicy wheat.
M - Moderately thick body, medium-high carbonation, and a sweet finish.
D - Rich and malty with a nice dark malt character. Quite drinkable despite the heavy flavors and alcoholic strength. A classic example of the style.
05-22-2008 06:44:44 | More by nickfl
4.8/5 rDev +10.6%
A remarkable looking beer, this one poured into an official Aventinus wheat glass, with a very full head. Not only was the head nice and full, but as the beer sat the head expanded. It didn't bubble down to a thin layer, but it started to expand until it rose above the rim of the glass. I watched the beer for at least two minutes before I even took my first sip, it was just amazing how long the head was lasting, unlike any beer I have ever seen. The dark brown amber body complemented the creamy brown tone of the head so well. The sweetness in the aroma carrie wheat barley along the alcohol. The nose was like a sweet fig brandy with raisins to complement the complex full aroma. The yeast character from the banana esters were also detectable with in the scent of the beer. The lace formed perfectly and full as I sipped on this huge beer. It is so full bodied with a creamy thick and chewy mouthfeel, that this beer is a meal by itself. The same yeast flavors of the banana and clove is here with buttery notes of apples and raisins. A wonderful aftertaste full of malty goodness laced with alcohol on the tongue. I would love to enjoy this beer regularly, but too many of these put down could equal quite a mess with the high alcohol and full body these are meant to be enjoyed one at a time. I wish I could put more of these away, because it is amazing in every way.
02-17-2003 09:26:35 | More by WVbeergeek
4.43/5 rDev +2.1%
Poured into a hefeweizen glass.
Pours dark copper with bubbles contiously rising from the base/bottom of the beer. 3 finger deep chunky tan head. Good head retention and lacing
Smell: Bubbegum, pepper & not much else
Taste: Frutiness, yeasty/band-aid, bannana peel, pepper, oaky and vanilla notes. and alcohol. Dryness, pumpernickle, frutiness and pheynolic tastes in the finish
MF: Hard to believe a beer with this much heft can be this effervescent (sp?)
Very drinkable but tastes are too intnese to make this a session choice. Not a huge weizen guy. I think the bock side of this appeals to me more. This is probably amongst top 3 of the weizenbocks I've tried. I'd love to have this with a rueben sandwich & some pickles or hell even blutwurst, enjoy. I do like everything this brewery puts out that I've tried, despite the fact they are ALL wheat beers.
02-17-2006 04:15:28 | More by russpowell
2.8/5 rDev -35.5%
This is the 2002 brewery-aged version. Apparently Jimmy Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Bucs won the Super Bowl, and the Euro was adopted in this fine year. Served in a weizen glass.
A - Two fingers of quick-dissolving foam, over top of an attractive transparent orange-brown liquid with lots of bubbles and suspended sediment. No lace, cap, collar, nada - looks like sparkling juice or something.
S - Very vinous, but also some date, caramel, and figgy malt character. There's a touch of booziness - kind of in a rum-soaked banana way - and maybe some spice as well. It's a little reminiscent of some Kuhnhenn beers (Winter Wonder, Fourth Dementia), but not as good.
T - Yikes! Taste is incredibly bland - there's a little bit of oxidized wet cardboard character, and only the faintest bit of sweet dark fruit malt. If I had aged this on my own and it had gone downhill like this I wouldn't bother reviewing it, but because Schneider actually packages these vintages and markets them as such I have no choice but to be hard on this brew.
M - Medium body, low carbonation, kind of watery. Not offensive, but not particularly interesting either.
D - If I wanted to get drunk I could finish this, as it's actually quite bland. However, since I actually want beer that tastes good, or at least tastes like SOMETHING, my drain will be savoring this brew instead.
I will review a fresh bottle at some point in the future, but for the time being people need to be warned that the "vintage" Aventinus is pretty bad.
12-02-2009 01:08:27 | More by MasterSki
4.83/5 rDev +11.3%
Big off-white head, dark violet color. Chocolate aromas detected from arm's length, just after I poured it into it's own unique Aventinus glass, footed at the bottom, ballooning at the top. With a closer sniff, all kinds of things come spilling out of this aromatic cornucopia! Cloves, cocoa, anise, spices, dark fruits. Great malt, some sparkling hops, long, luxurious finish. A glorious balance between dark and light. More flavors leap to the imagination as I savor each sip...peppers, raisins, I search for other fruits, but I'll stick with grapes. Halfway through this 16.9 oz,. bottle the head has disappeared, but the flavor's still bursting through! Heavy, alcoholic, but remarkably drinkable, with spice and raisiny flavors standing triumphant. A unique creation, and one of the best sips I've ever put to my lips!
12-29-2002 00:50:52 | More by feloniousmonk
4.35/5 rDev +0.2%
500 ml bottle served in a wheat beer glass. Beer is dark brown with thick white head. Head persists and leaves lacing as it falls away and the beer is drank. Carbonation steady and moderate.
Strong banana aroma (really strong). Malt and wheat character in the aroma as well. A very pleasing and inviting beer.
This is one of my favorite beers. The flavor is sweet, there is no hop bitterness. You can pick up a little bit of sweetness from alcohol on the front end, but its not warming. Malt character makes the beer full bodied, thick, and hits the midpalate nicely. Drinkability is high, but due to high alcohol and overall heaviness of the beer, a slight deduction. I love this beer.
10-15-2009 14:45:14 | More by drabmuh
4.03/5 rDev -7.1%
you know, because of the ratings I had higher hopes for this. its good, but it isn't standout to me from other big wheaty bocks. the pour is the best asset. its dark caramel in color with a lavish off white head thick as whipped cream and lasting forever, way above the rim, pure sex. the nose is real fruity, like apples and pears and grapes, and of course dark malted wheat and german ale yeast. flavor sees a lot less fruit than the nose, it has an almost rotting fruit taste, composty, with a lot of alcohol for the style. the alcohol is long lasting and in fact dramatic when it warms, a detractor in this context. the yeast imparts a lot of nice flavor, a little banana, a touch of peppery spice, and plenty of body. fuller, with excited carbonation and a long fruitcake finish. overall a tasty beer, and a good step in my new german beer interest, but I think its a touch out of balance, not least because of the robust booze vibe. well made but not my personal first choice.
03-28-2013 01:58:04 | More by StonedTrippin
4.05/5 rDev -6.7%
The beer pours a translucent dark brown color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is exceptional. It has a nice fruity wheat scent with the addition of crystal malts for color and maltiness. The taste is good. It has a warm malty flavor with a crisp fruity wheat aftertaste. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a full bodied beer with a little too much carbonation. This is a damn good beer. For such a high abv., it goes down easy and finishes smooth; a fine sessions beer.
07-10-2004 00:06:19 | More by WesWes
4.21/5 rDev -3%
Poured from the bottle into a goblet.
Pours a murky reddish amber, with a layer of creamy off white head, good retention. The smell contains some dark fruit, bready malt, and a mild brown sugar sweetness. The taste is malty but not overly sweet with some yeast spice, a touch of booze, dark fruit, and some banana.
05-01-2013 03:03:12 | More by oline73
4.33/5 rDev -0.2%
The beer pours a hazy red-brown color with a white head. The aroma is great with notes of bananas, cloves, toffee and vanilla. For the flavor I get caramel malt, bananas, cloves and toffee with a fair bit of alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A great beer.
06-29-2010 05:13:54 | More by Mora2000
4.15/5 rDev -4.4%
Poured from a 500ML bottle into my Duvel tulip.
a - Pours a mahogany, murky brown color with 2 inches of white head and moderate carbonation visibile.
s - Smells of bananas, spices, and some dark fruit and roasted malts.
t - Tastes of caramel malts, dark fruit, bananas, and spices.
m - Medium body and low carbonation. Very easy to drink.
d - A nice weizenbock. Very easy to drink and some nice banana in the smell and taste. Would try again.
07-22-2010 01:06:47 | More by mdfb79
4.43/5 rDev +2.1%
Poured cloudy brown with a thick, well-retained head.
Smell - robust and complex - pronounced wheat, yeast, and alcohol with underlying caramel and various spices (esp. clove).
Taste - Very full-flavored - wheat, yeast and alcohol all intermingled with enough spices to put a "kick" in it. Hints of citrus are noticeable - moreso in the aftertaste - which is lingering.
Despite the touch of bitterness, it is still fairly smooth and drinkable. Its complexities and spices make this a great sipping treat.
05-28-2006 18:44:50 | More by jwc215
4.53/5 rDev +4.4%
Cloudy deep red to brown color. Very fruity smelling, notes of ripe plum, a bit of banana, and some definite clove in the aroma. Well carbonated, pours with a rousing head. Tastes sharp from the carbonation. There is some definite banana flavor in the finish. This beer is lightly sweet, has a light bit of astringency in the finish. the dark malt adds a richness to this beer, in combination with the yeast, it gives the beer dark fruit type flavors. This is like a richer, more chewy, fruitier older brother of a great Hefe-Weizen. All of the characteristics are here, just more so. My only complaint is that I wish it had finished with a slightly higher final gravity, a little more thickness & sweetness would have been ideal.
10-26-2003 22:18:53 | More by Gueuzedude
4/5 rDev -7.8%
What is a wheat doppelbock? I love the creativity. Pours a dark brown--light passes through...barely. From what I can tell, it's slightly cloudy. The initial head is impressive, but it dies quickly, leaving a mild lace.
Strong wheat smell, some sourness, some metal (although very mild). Attractive.
Imagine a double bock with at least 30% wheat. Fairly dry flavor and slight hop at the end. I like the balance. Still, this is very much a dark, wheat beer. Thinner than a doppelbock, but thicker than a wheat beer. High carbonation. Long lasting, but light sourness in the aftertaste.
I like this beer. It has a wonderful flavor that is unmatched by any other beer I've ever had. It's easy to drink. Frankly, it could be unnoticed unless you take time to realize that it is unique and special. It is that subtle. Try this one without prejudice and enjoy.
07-07-2006 02:47:18 | More by smcolw
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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