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

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

3,827 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,827
Reviews: 2,008
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 229
Gots: 282 | FT: 7
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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Photo of largadeer
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of biboergosum
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not your typical Aventinus review, these reviews are from a recent tasting of vintage 2002-2003 cave-aged bottles. Wrapped in paper and tied with a purple cord.

2003 bottle:
This one looks much better than the 2002, a high clarity reddish brown with a ton of carbonation streamers. Carefully decanted into a weizen glass. An initial skim of foam is fed by the rapid, continuous carbonation.

Interesting aroma...sherry sweetness, attic must, clay, leather, slight alcohol, and black currants. Also very different from a fresh bottle, and unique in it's own right.

Flavors of dry earthy malts, candlewax smoke, very meaty feel similar to savory almonds or walnuts. Full and well-carbonated, drying out the palate a bit. Body is slightly lighter without the yeast poured in, but it's completely dead at this point, so why bother? The yeast has imparted many complex flavors into this cave-aged edition. I'd recommend drinking at 2-3 years, if this edition is released again.

2002 bottle:
Somewhat thin, moderate oxidation. Clay & musty caramel malt in the aroma. Almond and cidery tasting. Likely past it's prime. Foam rose to the mouth of the bottle before pouring, visible carbonation even after 1/2 hour of sitting in the glass. A muted sweetness and intial metallic note that blew off after breathing for awhile. Excessive sediment after a careful pour hinders the appearance, mouthfeel, and drinkability.

Much diminished in quality from a fresh sample, but still garners interest. I'll be drinking the 2003 vintage soon, don't wait too long on these. $4 from Lukas Liquors, KCMO.

Scores averaged to reflect a combination of the 2002-2003 vintages.

Photo of TMoney2591
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a plastic tumbler.

Another little guy that I happened upon early in my beer-drinking existence and have only recently gotten around to returning to it. It pours a hazy sienna topped by a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises wheat, Belgian yeast, clove, red apple skin, and toffee. The taste brings more of the same to the table (well, cup, anyway), with some additions of black pepper, banana, nutmeg, and rye bread. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a mildly grainy feel. Overall, a very nice w-bock; it's pretty clear why many would consider it the standard of the style.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of zeff80
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Jason
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A gift from the gods ... I love having this with some stilton and rye bread. Now that is sheer heaven.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.8/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of nickfl
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Slatetank
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of russpowell
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of oline73
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of MasterSki
2.8/5  rDev -35.5%
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.

Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of drabmuh
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
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!

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of mdfb79
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Photo of WesWes
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Photo of jwc215
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
97 out of 100 based on 3,827 ratings.