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

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3,346 Ratings
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Ratings: 3346
Reviews: 1963
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.68%


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.

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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a clean orange-ish to brown color, with a light tan head. In the aroma, dry banana, clove, and caramel. In the taste, dry banana, hints of dark fruit and caramel. A small bite and medium to bigger bodied mouthfeel, with a dry banana peel flavor in the aftertaste. Hides the alcohol, big dry fruit, and so tasty!

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2011 17:36:00 | More by OWSLEY069
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reddish dark brown with a gem-like glow, substantially tall evenly bubbled light tan head, frothy topped and whipped with a few divets and little sparkly specks within the foam. Fades slowly to a heavy skim always present but very little lace sticking, most drips back in. Aroma is citrusy and spicy with mild lemon and orange zest mostly coming through, lighter wheat and malty sweetness, musty yeast, and clove spices engaged within. Taste is a total brigade derived from the smell, pretty sharp toned up front with a strong wheaty carbonation that grabs hold right away and sticks with ya the whole ride through. Middle strikes with a yeasty take and citrus zest of lemon and orange, carbonation finally settles out and leaves prickly notions of malted sweetness with some dark fruityness of banana and starfruit tangyness and spice that lingers with a light chewyness that smoothes it out some but that carbonation really stands out and adheres to your mouth. Quite a ride in the feel dept., lots of hold and carbonation that creates lots of those little burps at first but as it warms it mellows and becomes more gratifying. A pretty nice brew, seemingly one dimension in a way, but complex enough to keep interest and finding something new nearly every sip makes for a welcome experience and favorable enjoyment.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2003 03:24:03 | More by tavernjef
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Comes out of the tap an opaque chocolate brown with a fine bubbled pale tan head. Very appetizing malty and chocolaty aroma is slightly sweet. Rich, malty, smoky flavor has chocolate undertone and nutty and molasses hints, and just a whisper of sweetness. Texture is smooth and tingly, giving a pleasing finish.

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2009 02:34:34 | More by Cyberkedi
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avalon07

South Carolina

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

A: When I poured this one from a bottle to a weizen glass, it had a deep brown color and thick, cloudy texture. There was a big amount of head and good lacing.

S: Big smell of wheat, light fruit, chocolate and some hops. Well done aroma.

T: Taste was nicely balanced, with elements of wheat, banana, chocolate and a little hops. Very tasty.

M: A fair amount of carbonation here. Slightly acidic finish, but it's easy to ignore. This is a full-bodied beer.

D: This is definitely a drinkable beer. It's smooth, it goes down and it has a good complexity to the taste.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2008 14:07:16 | More by avalon07
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

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

Poured from the bottle with a huge head that settled down after a few minutes...gorgeous deep brown colour.

For me, the smell was fruit and cloves...nice.

The taste is very complex. Chocolate, fruit and a strong clove flavour all operating in wonderful harmony...I don't even notice that it's sitting at 8%abv and that's a testament to how well made this is.

I highly recommend this delicious wheat dobblebock!

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2005 00:33:10 | More by Bitterbill
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largadeer

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2008 01:30:28 | More by largadeer
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stcules

Italy

4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Brown in color, almost cocacola-like. Brownish and abundant head, not very compact, but persistent.
The smell is grainy, toasted. Malt and wheat. The essence of a weizen dunkel. Lightly toasted malt. A hint of banana, and cloves.
The taste is full, malty, with a lot of caramel. Cloves again. These are the notes, there is nothing to invent. But they are very good, and very well amalgamated. Alcohol not perceptible, though the 8 ABV.
Medium body. Sweet malt in the aftertaste, too, but not just this. Even some floral - fruity notes. Ripe banana and apple. Melon?

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2004 19:45:28 | More by stcules
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a medium brown color with a very large light tan foam that fades loudly to a nice collar. Very pretty beer, might be the darkest weizenbock I have seen.

The smell is a heavenly blend of chocolate, banana, cloves and to a lesser extent bubblegum. Perfect smelling beer, I could sniff it all day.

Taste is just as fantastic with more emphasis on chocolate than most of the style. Alcohol is displayed at a noticeable, but not overpowering level and accentuates the damp wheat flavors. Yeasty esters are there aplenty as well, with the banana coming through a bit more than the cloves. Mouthfeel is lively and effervescent, falling somewhere around medium. Vitus comes close, but this is the king of weizenbocks for me. Super delicious beer, cant wait till the next one.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2009 18:03:12 | More by twiggamortis420
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.96/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass
8.2% ABV, 13.177 on label.

A - Dark brown in the more volumetric parts of the beer, tan-ish brown highlights parts for a nice color with a lovely gradient but, overcome with tons of cloudines, it looks like pond water. The tight, off-white tan colored foam is packed with dense bubbles, which lower slowly leaving little lace beyond one giant finger of foam behind.

S - Aventinus smells like a loaf of fresh banana bread littered with nuts and chocolate chips topped with a drizzle of caramel for subtle sweetness. Sprinkled with clove and cocoa and finished with malt-driven nuances of cherry skin and raisin, this beer has it going on with nary a trace of alcohol!

T - Doughy bread is the perfect incorporation of "doppelbock" into this wheat beer, and boy does it have some wheat! Thick but soft wheat maintains course through the whole beer before banana and clove yeast characteristics come through and finish with a touch of dark fruitiness, trailing off with just a subtle hint of alcohol spice.

M - Smooth and rich, Aventinus has a quick way of coating the throat with it's super-soft and creamy texture. The carbonation bubbles are small enough, it seems, to give a touch of crispness as a subtle hint of warming alcohol finishes up to complete the most perfectly drinking weizenbock.

O - Aventinus is the original weizenbock, brewed in 1907 and still king of the style to this day. It's robust German hefe aroma is perfectly paired with the bready malt profile of a doppelbock for a hybrid style that is a blissful marriage of soft and drinkable wheat with filling and complex maltiness. Like a dense loaf of Banana bread made with nuts and chocolate chips, Aventinus is soft and smooth but rich and filling with a fantastic silky, creamy finish!

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 02:39:31 | More by BeerFMAndy
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RoyalT

Ohio

4.78/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance – Dark brown in color with lots of carbonation and a great head, but little lacing.

Smell – Huge dark yeast and malt aromas along with a variety of sweets. Raw sugar stands out to me, but there are also strong sticky caramel notes, bananas, and other ripe fruits. Well done.

Taste - This is a symphony of flavors. It is brewed in Munchen, Bayern, the home of great beer.

The dunkel weizen aspect is awesome, a hair sweeter than the standard. The carbonation is middling, the yeast deep, raw, and intricate to the flavor, and the dark, burnt taste is present but not porteresque. The huge sugars from the nose kick in as well, making this a mouthful.

The other half of the blend is the doppel bock. Here Aventinus shines as well. The burnt taste (different from the dunkles weizen flavors) is classic bock and, somehow, very distinctive from but not overpowering to the other aspects of the beer.

Together the myriad flavors add up to a smooth, most complex, slightly intoxicating (8.0 ABV) masterpiece. The Aventinus Wheat Doppelbock is an amazing accomplishment within the brewing industry. I’ve never tasted anything like it.

Mouthfeel – A little off carbonation for a weitzen, but right on for a doppelbock. It’s not perfect, but really good.

Drinkability – In Germany a case of beer consists of 20 bottles like this in a plastic milk bottle type of carrier, and they are ribbed for stacking on top of one another. I’d like to have a walk-in cooler in my house and these things stacked to the ceiling. This went down exceptionally well.

Comments – I got down to the 39th review (high-low) before finding anything lower than a four (I’m number 40). This is the real deal and not just my partialness to weitzens and bocks. It’s incredible, and easily one of my favorite beers of all time.

Update: Reviewed 11/23/04 and raising the Mouthfeel from 4.0 to 4.5. This beer is utterly consistant from year to year.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2003 02:07:31 | More by RoyalT
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a weizen glass, the beer pours a hazy dark brown with a huge fluffy off-white head. It smells like plums, bananas, cloves and some lemon. Overall it's a sweet and spicy smelling beer, but the aroma isn't overpowering but still good. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma, but I can also taste some bubblegum, caramel and wheat/yeast. Luckily the taste is stronger than the aroma is. Mouthfeel is medium/full with a lot of carbonation, but the carbonation works in this beer very well. Drinkability is pretty good, the beer goes down smooth and is easy to drink. The alcohol is pretty well hidden considering it's 8.2% ABV. I think this is a very good beer, I'm impressed with it. Looks and tastes great! I'll buy it again!

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2007 00:27:38 | More by bluejacket74
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

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

Picked this up a few weeks ago ad D's Six Packs for 4.99

A - Poured a murky hazy brown color with at least an inch of foamy brownish head

S - Strong Banana, clove, bit of honey, brown sugar and yeast with a hint of malt.

T - Comes off kind of strong, especially when drunk with thanksgiving feast :P but after the second pour the ABV is well masked offering strong flavors of banana and clove with a bit of burned sugar and a touch of yeast. Nice.

M - Very medium to heavy. Was a sipper for sure

D - Alcohol... Masked. Flavors... strong. Price... eh. It's good on occasion but it was seriously the smoothest beer I could drink today. A Germany win!

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2010 21:56:48 | More by DrDemento456
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ZAP

Minnesota

4.97/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reminds me a lot of the Hacker Pschorr Weiss Dark that is my favorite summer brew....Really charged up on the pour..bubbly head settles down quickly....The aroma is what I would expect of a dark wheat...banana, cloves...citrus..brown and cloudy in color, this is one tasty beverage...sweet and fruity...plums..banana's...oranges...covered in brown sugar...an excellent beer. One of the finest I have tasted for this style.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2002 22:07:47 | More by ZAP
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another remarkable oversight on my part. This is another excellent beer that I haven't revisited in about 2-2.5 years.

Pouring a moderately muddy reddish brown with red highlights, this beer has a dense, off-white head with excellent retention. Lacing isn't much, but none is really expected here.

The nose is wonderful. Rich, bready with a wonderful yeasty phenolic character, some chocolate, dark fruit (specifically plums and raisins) a mild clove character, a little bubblegum... this really is complex and wonderfully balanced. Caramel, a little vanilla and brown sugar are also present. The palate is just as remarkably balanced. Banana bread with chocolate chips drizzled with warm caramel and brown sugar come to mind, and despite plenty of sweet flavors, this never gets tiring on the palate. The wheat is noticeable, but never distracting, presenting a freshly baked dark wheat bread-like character. Clove, a little nutmeg and some cinnamon sugar are also present, particularly on the mid-palate. Raisins and plums also appear closer to the finish. The yeasty flavors aren't as prominent as the nose would suggest, though some phenolic character is present. Mildly sweet on the finish with a touch of alcohol, caramel and brown sugar, this is fabulous stuff. Medium in body with moderate carbonation, this feels almost exceptional on the palate. This beer is just fantastic, and I'm ashamed to admit I've drunk as little of it as I have.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2010 02:31:26 | More by DefenCorps
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gford217

Georgia

4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy brownish amber with a fluffy white head that dissipates to a ring but with tons of carbonation drifting up from the bottom.

Aroma is very complex and sweet. There is the sweet banana sweetness of the wheat in addition to caramel malts and dark fruits and even some spices.

The taste is an even bigger version of the aroma with the caramel malts really melding well with the sweetness of the wheat - cloves and bananas especially. The alcohol burn comes through slightly in the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation and sticky sweet.

This is the best weizenbock I've ever had and one of the best German beers I've tasted. Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2008 21:28:28 | More by gford217
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scruffwhor

Illinois

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

Pours a cola color with orange peekoo highlights. Pretty quick head, but good bubbling. Nice ring o' foam. Wheaty bananas and cloves mixed with some faint caramel malts and a little bubblgum. Some light sugar water drizzled over soe cooked bananas and hot breakfast cereal, mad mostly of wheat. Lots of cloves with maybe a few pruins. The alcohol adds to the fruity flavors of this beer, but cuts some of the yeasty flavors away. The alcohol also adds a nice long warming linger to the flavor and palate. Would almost taste and feel sessionble until the beer warms up. But the alcohol is no overwhelming in the least.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2009 04:10:46 | More by scruffwhor
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with amber hues and a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of fruits and malts. Taste is good, fruits, malts, spices, very flavorful. Feels full bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a high quality beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2010 15:15:40 | More by tone77
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flagmantho

Washington

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: rich, hazy, cidery brown with a large, foamy tan head. It reminds me a lot of a quadrupel. Very appealing.

Smell: rich aroma of pears, plums and chalk. Well-balanced and delicious smelling.

Taste: surprisingly light in initial taste; it seems like the bulk of the flavor appears in aftertaste. Quite interesting. Flavors are of apple, pear and plum, with what seems like a hint of citrus.

Mouthfeel: medium body with huge bottle-conditioned carbonation which creates a delicious and intense creaminess. Just great.

Drinkability: quite drinkable, especially for its ABV. I would not hesitate to drink plenty of this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2010 05:19:55 | More by flagmantho
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bark

Sweden

4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The colour is deep brown; the edge got some hints of orange. The liquid is cloudy. The high head slowly sinks down into a thick beige lid, leaving some lacing.

The smell is sour with lots of yeasty flavours. There are some spicy (cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg) notes as well as some roasted buttery notes. Complex, fresh and balanced.

The taste is... oh... It is quite mild, enormously smooth and balanced: Sour wheat, roasted meat, bakery yeast, tropical fruits, and black currant. The aftertaste is a little dry with roasted malts, dough, French loaf, old fashioned fruit candy and a slowly growing note of biscuits.

The carbonation is medium strong; lots of really small bubbles. The liquid is very smooth, almost thick.

My first weissenbock, and I don't think that I could have gotten a better start.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2008 19:09:31 | More by bark
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from 8/2010 notes. Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a translucent orange brown with a copious light tan head and nice lacing. Delicious wheat/malt aroma. Wheat and caramel malt flavor up front with a caramel finish that is slightly dry and a hint of hops. Very nicely integrated and tasty. A wonderful wheat beer.
Edited 9/12/2012
Review of a special bottling of 2008 Aventinus weizenbock, bottled after 4 years of cellaring by the brewer. Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a dark reddish-orange amber with a half finger light tan head and lacing. Same appealing aroma of caramel malt with some spicy herbal elements. Flavor is nicely integrated wheat and sweet caramel malt with malty, somewhat dry finish with light hops. This bottle has a silky smooth, creamy body with excellent mouth feel. I increased the mouthfeel rating on this from 3.5 to 4.
Since this aged version was bottled at the brewery, it probably should have a separate listing (I see other 2008 reviews here that are probably from this bottling), but will review it here for now. A great ale that obviously improves with age.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 21:57:16 | More by LiquidAmber
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TheLongBeachBum

California

4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An Englishman, who loves Belgium beer, drinking his first bottled German beer, in America, hmmm… I think I picked a rather good one to start with as well.
Hoodwinked into the purchase by a very regal looking purple, gold and red label (the other German bottle labels nearby looked staid and boring). The label has a picture of some ancient looking chap that resembles a genetic cross between an archetypal Hamish Gent and the pictures of Christopher Columbus I remember from my school day history text books.
Enough drivel. It poured well into my Erdinger Weißbier glass (is this appropriate I wonder?), the tall glass did appear to suit the beer rather well, and showed off a lovely deep drown color, extremely clear. The head started well, a lovely off-white creamy smooth head but it retreated far too quickly to a thin collar for my liking, and was a tad disappointing. I found I preferred drinking the beer through the head, and constant replenishment of the contents of my glass from the remainder in the bottle helped to maintain a head to some degree. But rather annoying after a while though, perhaps the draft is better. Yeast is really prevalent in the nose, coupled with a fruity twang mixed with rum punch and a hint of malt sweetness. The beer has a very appetizing and soothing introduction, and immediately puts the imbiber at rest. No shocks here, just a well-balanced beer that is clearly “thought out”. A thick mouthfeel with a mild cough syrup introduction, brown sugar, caramel, molasses and malt sweetness in the middle. A strong hint of bananas is there as well, which lasts through to the end. I got some milk chocolate and wet straw at times? Weird. All this, 8% ABV and highly drinkable.
Detractions are that I find the sweet cloyness at the end, that lingers long after the beer has gone, just a little bit disconcerting though. Maybe I will come to appreciate it better as I drink other versions of this style. The lack of a head really annoyed me the most to be honest. That said, I have a feeling that Aventinus is the Led Zeppelin of beers, you come to understand and appreciate it the more you drink it. I need to see it play “live” (at the Bar in Deutschland preferably) to really appreciate this beer I feel.
Nonetheless, a damn fine beer. I just know I am going to enjoy my Suarez into the world of German beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2002 22:29:19 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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jrallen34

Illinois

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

I drank this from the bottle into an Orval chalice.

The beer pours a medium clear brown with a nice light tan head with good retention and lacing.
The aroma is light but good with lots of malt and some wheat.

The taste is great. Tons of sweet matliness on the front balanced by a smooth crisp finish with a hint of wheat.

THe feel is great and totally drinkable. A great beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2009 20:25:42 | More by jrallen34
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dgilks

Australia

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very sweet aroma with some banana esters. A touch of breadiness and alcoholic spiciness comes through too. Reasonably complex even if it strikes me as too sweet.

A nice deep brown colour with garnet highlights. A bit of haze too. A big, light tan head dissipates to a half finger layer.

Man, that's tasty. Rich, bready with banana esters, raisins and dark fruits. I get hints of darker malts, some alcohol and a touch of spiciness. The barest hint of bitterness is present. Nice, complex and very good.

Rich, silky and creamy. Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Very good.

A great beer with lots of complexity. It goes down very well for a beer at 8.2%.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2010 10:12:02 | More by dgilks
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cokes

Wisconsin

4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Vintage 2000.
Looks like clay-infused cola. Darkish brown and opague.
Nose is raisiny with notes of vanilla, rum, sherry, and cognac. But not in an alcoholc sense. Loads of cloves, and chocolate covered bananas.
Begins with an enveloping caramel sweetness. It makes stops at bananas and chocolate, then ventures towards spice. White pepper and clove are foremost, but futher attention provides nutmeg and ginger. The finish is full of black grape skin, covered in white chocolate, vanilla and nougat. Brown sugar, rum, and bourbon all make cameos, but this is never over-boozy nor oversweet. Actually, alcohol is phased out entirely, and merely carries suggestions of related flavors. Ends with a bath of grape, vanilla and herb. Good lord!
Medium bodied, with dashing carbonation. This screams for additional draughts. And lots of them.
I appear to fancy this more than the non-aged Aventinus. It's a glorious brew and well worth the inflated price. All things considered, I'll purchase the standard issues and age them myself....and hope they turn out just as well.

Damn!

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2004 05:25:51 | More by cokes
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nickfl

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2008 06:44:44 | More by nickfl
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,346 ratings.