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

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3,652 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,652
Reviews: 1,990
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 201
Gots: 224 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

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 BZero007
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%

I have had this beer on tap and bottle, most recently on Tap at the Bier Garden in Portsmouth, VA.

Brew was brought to me in a Aventinus glass and was poured pefectly. With the head just below the rim of the glass and with an off white to brown color. Aroma was of Dark fruits with a malty background. The Weizenbock it self looked like Cola brown with copper accents swirling threw it. Taste will have you take a step back abit. The dark fruit flavors and Complex Malts are made dominant due to the carbonation and Alcohol. The taste is just amazing and it does not feel like brew that would weigh you down and allows you to keep drinking. Carbonation is not over done but the Alcohol level may sneak up on you. Great beer and will have to keep a few in the beer fridge.

BZero007, May 05, 2009
Photo of dwilson01
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured from a 500ml into my arrogant bastard pint glass, Huge fluffy barely off white head, super creamy. The body is a dark caramel maple syrup in color, like mahogany wood, or just dark brown if you prefer the simple explanation.

Head dissipates at medium speed, leaves a clean glass but releases a ton of great scent. Very fruity, I get mango and banana swirling with some alcohol esters. More distinct sweetness comes through as well, chocolate malt, caramel and some spicing as well though mainly fruity and sweetness come through but it's thick.

The flavor is awesome, Tons of banana, strawberry, apricot, and mango, like an amalgam of fruit. The extra wheat malt makes itself known, smooths out the flavor and enhances the sweet character of it, not a sugary caramel though. I get a nectary clover honey combined with a thicker more chocolatey syrup.

The mouthfeel and drinkability go hand in hand, this brew is smooth as silk, I mean it feels almost like a stout but definitely has a lot more lightening flavor characteristics and it's not super thick. The smoothness makes it go down dangerously easy.

If you like wheat beers you will love it, if you like doppelbock and fruit you will love it, if you like all those then you'll love it. I recommend for sure.

dwilson01, May 08, 2010
Photo of LacquerHead
4/5  rDev -7.8%

I poured this from a 16.9oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

A: dark brown like ice tea - medium haziness with an off white head of foam.

S: earthy wheat with brown sugar.

T: similar to the aroma. It was very pronounced, but soft, wheat flavors. Earthy wheat with floral spices like coriander. Yeast flavors cropped up now and again. Malt profile added a nice sweetness.

M/F: prickly carbonation.

D: The ABV was hardly noticeable - very drinkable. I had one, but I could have easily drank this all night.

Final Thoughts: for a widely available import, this was a very solid wheat doppelbock. While I greatly enjoyed this beer I don't think I'll be going back to it time and again. For my money I'll stick with Weihenstephaner Vitus.

LacquerHead, Sep 21, 2010
Photo of ggourde
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%

Murky brown out of the bottle. Thin persistent head. Raisins, dates and alcohol aromas apparent. Tobacco, cloves, raisins flavors come through. Rather sharp fizziness to it, some alcohol warming. Easy to drink, full of complex flavors- definitely something to enjoy with cheese on a cold rainy day.

ggourde, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of AD17
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

AD17, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of felixljr
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

felixljr, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of eristicrat
5/5  rDev +15.2%

eristicrat, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of fountainofyouth
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

fountainofyouth, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of TheKOshow
4/5  rDev -7.8%

TheKOshow, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of jn84
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

jn84, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of ekalb31
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

ekalb31, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of kevinlater
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

kevinlater, Yesterday at 01:29 AM
Photo of Duffman79
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Duffman79, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of Azurescens
4/5  rDev -7.8%

500mL bottle with no bottled on / freshness date, poured into 22oz Black Raven glass, reviewed on 4/19/11

A: Pours a dark reddish brown with fluffy off-white head that leaves a bit of lacing around glass. Pretty clear when held up to the light.

S: Cloves and other spices, some fruity banana esters on top of malted wheat with dark fruit.

T: Malted wheat and dark fruit with some spices, a hint of earthy yeast and fruity esters. Similar to the smell but a bit less sweet and fruity.

M: Medium-full bodied, creamy and smooth with plenty of carbonation, sweet yet crisp.

O: Great tasting, solid all around beer. Very drinkable for its 8.2% ABV.

Azurescens, Apr 20, 2011
Photo of thedoer
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

thedoer, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of Daveychu
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Daveychu, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of mikediesel124
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

mikediesel124, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of apintofknowledge
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Poured a deep clear reddish brown, almost the color of a cola, with a thick foamy off-white head. The smell was like a fruitcake... fruity, spicy and some grain.

The flavor is incredibly complex... I'm tasting cherries, raisins, bananas, cloves, vanilla, even a little of a woody root (like unsweetened root beer). There's definitely yeast present in the flavor, but not so much that it bothers me. Every sip makes me notice new things... I'm even getting a taste of milk chocolate here halfway through my pint. Nice carbonation for the style... the typical refreshing wheat beer bubbles like a hefeweizen, but provides an interesting contrast to the more robust and flavorful double bock.

Definitely not a session beer, but a pint or two will be very drinkable and enjoyable... all said, a very unique beer, and well worth trying.

apintofknowledge, Jan 20, 2005
Photo of jayfarley3
3.65/5  rDev -15.9%

poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass

A- pours a real murky dark brown with a nice off white head.

S- sweet bananas, spices and alcohol is noticeable

T- tastes a lot like it smells, sweet bananas and spices, the alcohol is covered up quite well.

M- very smooth and creamy, medium bodied, you would never know this is 8.2% abv by drinking it.

D- this is very drinkable, i will be getting this one again.

jayfarley3, Jul 06, 2007
Photo of 321jeff
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

500ml bottle into a weizen glass. Date coded 10.295. Had my first weizenbock a few weeks back and loved it, so I figured I had to try the "gold standard" of the style. Here we go...

Pours a murky river-water brown with a couple fingers of rocky off-white head. It turns into a much prettier, hazy mahogany when held up to light.

Aroma is pleasant yet complex. The wheat makes itself apparent and there is some banana, caramel and some hints of dark fruits in the background.

Taste is sweet with some banana and cloves as well as some dark fruits. The finish is somewhat dry and spicy.

It's medium in body with lots of carbonation and a sort of grainy mouthfeel. I am liking the Aventinus and I think this will age well. Much more interesting than a normal bock but it's definitely feeling like more of a wintertime beer. I can't wait to try the Eisbock version.

321jeff, Feb 20, 2011
Photo of JustinBathurst
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%

Poured a translucent brown cola with a light tan head of big suds. The head began life at 2cm, but remained at 2mm for the rest of its life in the glass.

The aromas were molasses, celery, bubblegum, and banana.

The mouthfeel had medium carbonation. Perfect feel on the tongue.

The taste was very sweet--that bubblegum flavour, I suppose--chased by cloves (which went undetected in the aroma for me). The bitterness was all unsweetened cocoa, and there was a barely-noticeable warming from the higher alcohol content.

All in all, an excellent brew that I'm glad to have sampled. Alas, it's not sold in my region. I'll have to be patient to have another.

JustinBathurst, Apr 24, 2008
Photo of Intrinsic
3.69/5  rDev -15%

I'm not quite sure what all the fuss is about this beer. It looks like Coke, which isn't really all that appealing if you ask me. The smell is ok - at least it doesn't smell like Coke too. Taste is actually quite good. An interesting malt combination with a lot of alcohol. Great mouthfeel as well. Overall, not bad, but I'm not sure about a 'world class' rating.

Intrinsic, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of profondo
5/5  rDev +15.2%

profondo, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of nwatson
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

nwatson, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of bierman2000
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%

As tasted in Munich, a wonderful, full-bodied Weizenbock. Very drinkable with a chocolaty aftertaste and very filling being that it is a Weizen. Alcohol is noticeable and makes an impact at the end of an 18 oz. glass. The beer is excellent alone or with dessert, mainly a sweeter one. Worth seeking out on draft in March in Germany.

bierman2000, Jan 09, 2003
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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