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

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Reviews: 2,048
Hads: 4,122
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 288
Gots: 434 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

Formerly Schneider Aventinus.
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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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. (1,376 characters)

Photo of smcolw
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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. (863 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
2.87/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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. (1,520 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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. (448 characters)

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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! (823 characters)

Photo of superspak
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into weizen glass, bottled on 9/22/2012. Pours very hazy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger fluffy light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with moderate streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big caramel, banana, clove, toast, raisin, prune, toffee, brown bread, pepper, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of malt, hop, and yeast ester notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, toffee, banana, clove, toast, raisin, prune, pepper, brown bread, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy pepper/clove spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, banana, clove, toast, raisin, prune, brown bread, pepper, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Absolutely incredible balance and complexity of malt, yeast ester, and hop flavors; with an awesome malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a lightly slick, crisp, and smooth mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible Weizenbock! Big complexity and great balance of malt, yeast, and hop flavors; and super smooth to drink for 8.2%. Amazing. (1,375 characters)

Photo of orangesol
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a New Belgium Globe.

A - Pours dark, cloudy, brown with a big two finger tall white head with great head retention leaving spotty lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of spicy yeast, banana, dark fruits, caramel, toffee, clove, and the ever present wheat. This nose has quite a bit going on, great stuff.

T - Starts off with some spicy yeast and clove quickly giving way to a mix of chewy wheat, banana, caramel, and some dark fruits. As it warms, it seems to get a bit sweeter and more and more of the booze comes through. The finish is a mix of spicy yeast and banana, lingering for some time after the finish.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Fairly smooth with a spicy, chewy, feel with a touch of sweetness toward the end, lingering through the finish.

O - This is one awesome beer and it deserves all the acclaim it gets. It has a ton of flavor without getting to the point of being overpowering. If you have the chance to try this one you really should. (1,002 characters)

Photo of chinchill
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle with a production date 25 Jan. 2012 with a best by date of Jan. 2013. Purchased in Bavaria and poured into a wine glass in Innsbruck.

A: Pours with a large, billowing tan head over a cloudy chestnut liquid. The head has good duration but leaves little lacing.

S - Plenty of banana and yeast, but nicely rich and complex. Other components include prunes, raisins, dates and other dark fruits and spices. Although the beer was not real cold to start, the aroma still improved with warming.

T: Similar to what the nose implied, this beer is a rich concoction of dark fruits and spices. The banana and clove are more prominent in tasting, but dates, figs, raisins, and prunes still make an appearance. Finishes with nicely balanced mix of spices, yeast, caramel, banana, and bready malt.

M: Creamy smooth with a body that is closer to full than medium. Medium carbonation.

O: not my style of beer, but easy to see why this is considered a world-class weizenbock. It is in fact the best I've had. The fruitiness and complexity make this one seem somewhat similar to a dark Belgian brew. (1,102 characters)

Photo of jwc215
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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. (507 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (688 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours dark brown with amber highlights in color and a finger tall light beige head. The head reduces to a thick layer of bubbles across the entire surface of the beer, thicker at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant lacing is observed.

S: What a enticing smell, hints of yeast with some sweetness and lots of dark fruit (cherries). There is also a fair amount of dark malts.

T: A very pleasant and rich flavor. Sweet malts with a hint of dark fruit (cherries, fig, and plum) and yeast.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin...

O: Really a very enjoyable beer that is quite sessionable even at the ABV (which is very well hidden). I have had this beer many times over the years and always enjoyed it, tonight's bottle for review is no different. (793 characters)

Photo of mothman
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Corsendonk Goblet

Pours a full creamy near 2 finger head. Slight tan in color. Great retention. Leaves some splattered lace. Color is a dark bark caramel brown. Damn good looking beer.

Aroma: A big malt bomb. Raisins, dark fruits, grapes, reminds me of the quad I just drank (Sixth Glass), just not as boozy. More malts than hops. Hardly any booze shows here. Plums, dried fruits, and very red wine like.

Taste: Huge malt taste. Very little booze to show. Plums, grapes, prunes. A lot of dark dried fruits going on here. A lot like the aroma, but not as big.

Mouthfeel: Rich and creamy. Perfect amount of carbonation. Full bodied. Leaves a slight hazy/dark fruit aftertaste. A little dry, not to bad.

Overall, by far the best doppelbock I have had yet. Great drinkability especially for the abv. I wish I had more of this beer. I will have it in the fridge in the future. (889 characters)

Photo of mdaschaf
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a reddish/copper color with ruby hints when held up to the light. A short, off-white head forms and fades rather quickly, leaving a thin layer of fine bubbles on top. Sporadic lacing forms, but does not cling to the glass.

S: A good bit of banana, some wheat, cloves, bready malt, and some caramel.

T: Really nice, very heavy bready flavors, wheat, and yeast. A good bit of banana, some dark fruit, toffee, and caramel. Dark fruits include fig and a little raisin.

M: Medium bodied, smooth, and on the crisp side. Finish is slightly sticky.

O: I can see why this is a highly rated beer. Great flavor profile, a nice beer to drink over the course of an evening, as I did. Look forward to trying a few more in this style. (735 characters)

Photo of WesWes
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (507 characters)

Photo of stakem
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Review from notes taken on 12/30/10. Shared with some friends.

This was a paper-wrapped cave-aged bottle from 2006. Poured into a couple of snifters. It appears as a clear dark amber color that borders brown that looks like a watered-down concoction of molasses. A tan cap forms across the top and holds tight around the edges of the brew.

The aroma of this brew is fruity with a scent of cloves, toasty malt that cones across quite bready and raisins. There are light suggestions of chocolate and spice with a mild molasses sweetness.

The taste is fruity with a candied flavor that picks up more deep sweetness akin to molasses spiced with clove and chocolate. There is a long drawn out flavor of toasty grain, spices and molasses left lingering on the tongue.

This is a medium to full bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. Excessively drinkable for more than 8%. The alcohol is mastectomy hidden, I never once got any sensation of alcohol flavor or warmth. Additional pours produce an increased amount of sediment in the glass which brings out more bready and banana-like flavors. (1,100 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Aventinus is a hazy brown with hints of rust orange, reminiscent of muddy water.

S: Wonderful aromas of banana muffins and wheat, with a faint trace of alcohol.

T: A really awesome beer. Perhaps the benchmark for this style. It's wonderfully easy to consume. It starts off similar to a dunkel weizen, but the bock character asserts itself, making this beer a very different animal. Earthy and bready, this brew has a fair amount of complexity. Banana flavors are prominent throughout.

M: Smooth, creamy feel. This beer goes down so easily. There's a nice, very slight hint of heat in the finish.

D: My favorite weizenbock. If you haven't had this before, you should try it ASAP. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Good for gulping or sipping :) (746 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (271 characters)

Photo of GClarkage
4.87/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed in October 2004 at the Toronado on tap. Let me start by saying that I have had this beer many a time, but am just getting around to rating it. This is, without a doubt, my favorite current beer. It pours with a huge head and leaves a nice lace while drinking it in my awesome Aventinus glass. The only reason it doesn't get a 5 on appearance is that I compare everything against beers like Westy or Rochefort or the like. The bubbles seemed to be a little large and the lacing wasn't top notch as some beers I have had. The scent is heavenly. Smells of so many different things. Cloves, spices, anise, chocolate, bananas, toffee, port like wine. So many different scents to amaze your nose. Taste is just as good. Mostly I taste the cloves, spices and bananas. Perfect carbonation for this style beer which makes it very smooth going down. The high alcohol content is the only reason it doesn't get a 5 on drinkability. Two of these is plenty for me before it ends being as enjoyable. A really good afterdinner drink if you don't wan't something super sweet like a port, barleywine or eisbock. Can't say enough good things about this beer. Even the price is good. About $3.29 at my local bevmo for a 16.9 oz bottle. I always have at least 4-6 or these on hand at all times. If you see it, you must try it. I deplore you people!!! Buy one...no, buy two because you will be wanting another the minute you finish the first. (1,429 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For one of the few times in my misbegotten life, I am scared! This is a huge beer and my Honey-Honey is nowhere around.

Well, now, I have a finger of light-tan head with decent retention in light of the heat and humidity. Color was a slightly hazy deep amber. Nose smelled heavily of red grapes, like a preparation for wine and now I was shaking! Mouthfeel was smooth and the nose had nothing to do with it. This was a semi-sweet beer with an alcohol content that would put any of us on the road to perdition. Finish was deadly smooth and all of a sudden, I felt the urge to operate heavy machinery. This may be the devil's work! (630 characters)

Photo of Gavage
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: hazy dark copper in color with a decent 1" head. Some soft lacing develops.

Smell: the aroma is of strong yeast, caramel, and spice.

Taste: the flavor components are of caramel, alcohol, hints of banana, ripe red fruits, strong yeast, and spice. Bitterness levels were lower than expected.

Mouthfeel: mildly crisp at the start. The finish is smooth and the yeast and alcohol lingers long on the tongue.

Drinkability: I found this to be extremely drinkable even though the alcohol levels are clearly detectable. Great brew. (548 characters)

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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. (730 characters)

Photo of billab914
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. Pours a dark brown slightly reddish color with a one finger white head. The foam settled after a minute of so and clung to the sides of the glass. not much lacing on the glass.

Aroma is strong with wheat, banana, cloves with a slight alcohol spiciness. Taste starts out similar with wheat, banana, and clove but the dark malt adds a very interesting and delicious chocolate flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, I really enjoyed drinking this one.

Overall this was an excellent beer, it was very similar to a hefe except with the addition of the dark malts that add a wonderful complex flavor. (699 characters)

Photo of BARFLYB
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500ml bottle into a sam adams imperial pint glass. Not sure of the date on this one. 1st time trying this beer.

A- A very dark red to brown color comes out of the bottle with an apparent cloudiness from being unfiltered. A huge head arises towards the top of the glass leaving a almost two finger light tan head exploding with bubbles, a very active brew no doubt. The head eventually dies down but the bubbles don't. good lacing.

S- Very powerful scents of wheat and yeast up front. Along with that some dark malts and a huge whiff of fruits.Not getting much hops from the smell Maybe some chocolate? Some spice and a bit of alcohol rounds this weizenbock out.

T- On the first few sips the wheat is ever present with a whole bunch of those dark malts. then the fruits come on including a lot of clove with some banana and vanilla. The small smell of chocolate led to an even smaller taste of it, not this beers strong quality, but if there was any more presence it would distract from this beers better qualities. The alcohol is there and grows as the temperature rises, quite warming. All of this combines into an a nice sweet weizenbock, or dopplebock, take your pick.

M- This brew has a great mf with a good amount of carbonation. Drinking this when it's just poured out of the bottle i got alot of fizz and it was present on the mouth, quite different from a lot of beers around. As the beer warms it resembles a more creamy character with the fruity characteristics sticking around.

D- Although i would like to see these in bombers i believe the 500ml is the perfect size for this beer, i could drink two. A great price for a great dopple/weizen bock. after finishing i concluded that this was in the top three for this style for sure and one of my favorites from Germany (1,782 characters)

Photo of Billolick
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

tough to add much to 357 reviews, but here goes, bottle says brewed in 1999, pours a murky, cloudy, brownish, plummy shade of something very Aventinus like. Nose is musty, fruity, vinious and earthy. Bold and unbashful, this is a tasty, strong wheat bock, fruity, notes of ripe plums, malty, slightly astringent on the tongue. One of the all time classics, a must try. fine stuff (379 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a simple Heffeweizen style glass.

Giant monstrous head... I mean huge as if 4 fingers or like a giant fist. Big snap of soda bubbles, huge sounding you can hear these bubbles SNAP, tan colored head is big but also goes away at a very fast pace. Very dark brown with faint red hues to go with it similar to a doppelbock. Lot of carbonation and elevator music from the bottom. Minimal retention with some pock marking on the head circle. Yeast residue in the bottom of the glass... ROCK THAT!

The Bouquet is alright yeah man... dig that. Estery, like a trippel, but got malt and carbonation that is pleasant. Simple yeast on the nose and faint bread. Wonderful combination of smells and character even some Coca Cola.

The taste however is very carbonated but in an enjoyable way that doesn't take away from the beer's great feel. Fruit berry subtle component in mid palate, slight chew like a Witbier, taste of Coke as well along with faint malt.

I would have this again at the drop of a hat. (1,022 characters)

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 2,048 ratings.