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

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Ratings: 4,055
Reviews: 2,068
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 262
Gots: 400 | FT: 5
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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

Formerly Schneider Aventinus.
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Ratings: 4,055 | Reviews: 2,068
Photo of dcmchew
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Review for the 2008 vintage, when it was called just Aventinus.
Nice head (not huge), good retention.
Smells great: roasted malts, juicy plums, cherries, chocolate, banana, marzipan and vanilla.
Wheat-banana-clove combo in the front, but with a richer malt character, roasted and chocolatey. Lots of dark fruit, with plum, date, fig, grapes (with a bit of the red wine feel found in the eisbock), mildly sour cherries and some acidic red apple. Aside from the caramel and some citrus peel, spices are very "Austrian", with nice hints of marzipan, licorice and vanilla. Low hop presence in the finish, mildly bitter.
The aging really worked on this one, the warm alcohol elevating the spices to a nice port wine feel, and the malts to cognac-sherry. Expected it to be more creamy, instead it pours down a bit too easily, and has a tiny bit of unwanted carbonation.
Certainly better than the usual TAP 6, but, for me, it doesn't surpass the eisbock. A really great weizenbock tho.

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz from the Coop for ~$4.25.. poured into my small weizen glass.

Good 3 finger head atop a slightly hazy chesnut brew.. Why is there no lacing?

Big banana and pink bubblegum.. fairly thick caramel malts.. spicy cloves throughout.... more cloves as it warms.

Flavor is fantastic and complex.. probably beyond me. thick spicy ester on the front end are complimented by the malts. Spicy banana.. caramel and brown sugar with husky grains.. finish is loong spicy.. more clove spiked bananas with bubblegum at the outer tongue. Viscosity is very smooth and creamy.. suprisingly light carbonation given the head... sooo complex. Fairly big body helps keep it all together.

Aventinus is the German version of an American Barleywine.... "Let's see how much flavor we can get out of the grains, yeast, and water." I need to re-review this one .. the last time I had it was a few months ago at the Front Door, and I loved it.

Photo of beerthulhu
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a medium-dark cola with dark plum highlights. The head was slight and compact with a slight fizziness and a sandy-biege in color. Retention was short and sweet while a fair broken sheet lacing was left behind.

S: banana, cloves with lots of rasins and plum highlights. A nice spiciness with semi-sweet caramel backed by some fruity esters from the yeast.

T: The initial flavor was sweet caramelized malt and wheat with ripe fruit of plums and raisins. Some fresh chocolate, bananas, and bubblegum esters are detected as well. A slight alcohol warming is felt rounding things out.

M: creamy and smooth, strongly carbonated with some alcohol warming.

D: The abv is very well hidden making this very drinkable, just don't let it catch up to you. A full spectrum of flavor, well rounded and a very nice drink all around. A softer state of carbonation would of sealed the deal here.

Photo of tobelerone
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was one of my very favorite beers for years, reviewing it after having it for the first time in quite a while. To me, this is the benchmark of the style. It's a dark brown, cloudy beer with thin lacing, decent head. Smell is all ripe fruits, malty notes, and spices, with a whiff of booze in there too.

Spicy, dark flavor, nicely malty, somewhat sweet. Booze is noticeable but not overpowering. Nicely yeasty, the banana/clove taste of lighter wheat beers is in here as well.

Good carbonation. Full mouthfeel, somewhat creamy, very pleasing. Booze in the finish gives some warmth.

Like I said, this is the best and most complex example of this style that I have tried and the one that measure all others against. Simply classic, very complex, very enjoyable to drink.

Photo of vfgccp
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Opaque milk chocolate, or a dark ice tea. ~1 finger of creamy head held together with a fine micro-bubble structure.

S - Bright honey, maple syrup, touch of cinnamon, lovely banana.

T - Drinks like a bananas foster made with a nut brown ale. Sweet grains, bananas, and clove. Hint of lemon. Strong bready backdrop throughout the profile.

M - Smooth with a strong effervescence.

D - Very drinkable, super refreshing.

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Photo of Derek
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on-tap at the Weisses Brauhaus in Munich.

A: Murky chestnut, off-white head, some retention and lace.

S: Fruit bread! Bready malt, fruity esters, raisin, sherry.

T: Bready, fruity, warming alcohol, very well rounded.

M: Moderate to full body is slightly creamy. Moderate carbonation.

D: Quite good, especially considering the strength!

Photo of Tone
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy, brown color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of dark citrus, wheat, sweet malt, slight hops, hint of pale malt, and a hint of roasted malt. Fits the style of a Weizenbock. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of dark citrus, wheat, sweet malt, slight pale malt, hint of hops, and a hint of roasted malt. Overall, decent appearance, great aroma and body, and good feel and blend.

Photo of flagmantho
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Photo of DrJay
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, dark coppery brown with a dark cream coloured head. High carbonation kept a thin layer of foam on top until the end. Ripe bananas and caramel sweetness are apparent in the aroma, as is some aromatic spiciness. The first impression on taking a sip was surprise at how creamy the texture is. The carbonation mixes very well with the full body to make it seem almost "chewy". A slight yeastiness forms a base for the flavour, with fruit, nuts, spice, licorice, and some faint chocolate and bitterness mixed in. Alcohol warmth is noticeable at the finish and provides a slight spiced rum character as well. This is a spectacular beer, and definitely worth a try.

Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured dark brown with a brown highlights with a half finger head that left a little lacing on the glass.

S: I got a strong whiff of bananas with molasses which also had dark fruit and caramel notes. I also got a hint of brown sugar and some underlying booze.

T: banana also seems to dominate the taste as well but the booze is a little stronger on the palate alongside molasses, brown sugar, and slight caramel flavors.

M: medium body with a good amount of carbonation that had a fruity sticky finish.

D: very drinkable beer that was actually tasty and was surprising because on the real... german brews don't really tickle my pickle.

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: This beer pours murky deep orange with an enormous tan head. Dissipation is slow and leaves nice lacings.

S: Rich wheaty banana together with sweet malt. Dark dried fruits - apricots. Some alcohol.

T: The malt is a bit drier, the wheat is a little bit in the background compared to the smell. Dark dried fruits - cherries. Bananas and some alcohol is noticable.

M: Full body and moderate carbonation. Aftertaste is long and dry. A bit alcoholic feel.

D: A very nice Weizenbock - a must try!

Photo of tone77
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

Photo of Viggo
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Came in a half liter bottle at 8% ABV. Pours a nice dark red/brown, with lots of head. Has a fruity, malty aroma that I thoroughly enjoyed. The taste is fruity as well, with more maltiness and smooth caramel flavour. A little bit of an alcohol taste but not enough to really hurt it. I really enjoyed this beer, I thought it tasted quite similar to Maudite, so if you like Maudite this one is worth checking out. I was already intoxicated by the time I tried this but my tastebuds never die! Aventinus was after two crappy beers so it tasted leven more excellent.

Photo of Bighuge
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A chill-hazed amber-orange appearance with carbonation evident. Very nice clove and nutmeg on the nose. Tangy wheat malt aroma also present. What strikes me on first tasting are 2 things: One, this is a very easy drinking beer foe 8% a/v. Two, this isn't overly sweet like I was expecting. On the buds, you get some of your typical weizen characteristics: Phenol, Clove, Vanilla and Banana. The phenolic character is really kept in check nicely. Must be some nice hopping in this brew to keep what could be a very sweet beer (and style) from becoming too sweet. Was surprised I never tasted the alcohol in this one. Great brew.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.3/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Dark brown pour, not particularly thick. Smell, a wallop of alcohol, and a bunch of dark fruit.

Taste, geez, this is not my thing. Tastes like a high alcohol brown ale, with all kinds of fig, raisin, dates type of flavor, throw in some tobacco and rubbing alcohol too.

Can't appreciate the mouthfeel or drinkability of a beer that is so disagreeable. Strong, sure, but good? No. This tastes like a big hodgepodge of contradictory flavors.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.79/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Dark, murky amber with a huge cream colored head, very fizzy, but it fades rather quickly, but not completely. Some dark floaties.

S - Malty and boozey.

T - Spicey raisin bread, cinnamin.

D - Good carbonation, light body.

O - Good, but not my style.

Photo of Bitterbill
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
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!

Photo of cjgator3
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- On-tap at Redlight Redlight in Orlando, FL. Poured into an Aventinus glass. Pours a hazy dark brownish color with a nice light tan head.

S- The aroma features some wheat along with banana and clove. The aroma in the bottle is good, but on-tap it is awesome.

T- The taste starts out sweet and malty with banana and clove flavors. The taste keeps getting better and better as it warms in the glass.

M- The mouthfeel is between light and medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, this is a very good brew that is definitely recommended. I would highly recommend seeking this out on-tap, very tasty!

Photo of wordemupg
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into matching 500ml schneider glass downed aug 7 2009

A great color! a dark brownish maroon real hazy. open near a sink this one jumps, once i got it in the glass the head just kept going 4cm over the top of the glass, formed a nice peak and stayed there without any going over the side of the glass. i could see each sip i took on the side of the glass from the lace. this was one of the best looking beers ive seen

S also very nice heavy spice, clove, faint banana and yeast

T i dig it, nice spice like it smells, little sweet, clove comes through with the banana and some dark fruits linger. i dont taste the yeast i smell nor the 8.2%alc i see on the bottle

M/D feels good, what can i say other than i would love to try it from a keg on a winters day.

buy this whenever you see it if you want to drink a great one.

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reserve bottle 2007

A - Dark maple syrup brown body, with a big styrofoam head leveling down to meet the beer. No settling needed in this low turbidity pour. Lots of rising bubbles.

S - Sugar sweet brown raisins, brown sugar, maple syrup and molasses. Sweet rum like alcohol and pure sticky fig sweetness in the nose. Rubbing alcohol and warm caramel.

T - Complex and delicious as always, this beer has seemed to mellow out over the years. Noticably less rich and flavorful. The beer is still great, but it seems to have lost some bite. The alcohol has calmed down alot, and the flavor profile has died down some, leaving this beer more human. More bitter and wet tasting, with the bananna, toffee, and malt sweetness muted. Watered down compared to a fresh one.

M - Wet up front, with a slight touch of alcohol. Faintly semi dry finish, but a pretty whistle-wetting brew here. Smooth and clean as always.

O - Ok so still an awesome beer, BUT not the bite you get from a fresh one. Thoughts of mild Belgian dubbels and dark ales coming to mind.

Photo of Brad007
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a nice dark reddish-amber color with a fluffy,white head into my fluted glass.

Aroma has a very nice amount of clove and what reminds me of nutmeg in the nose. Mixes in well with the wheat.

Taste is again full of the clove and wheat flavors with a tiny hint of alcohol bite and banana.

Mouthfeel is full of clove with even a hint of raisin and a bit of alcohol warmth. Otherwise, alcohol is well-hidden. Beer goes down very well.

This is marvelous. I haven't had many authentic versions of this style but I would say that this comes out on top for authenticity and drinkability.

Photo of drummermattie02
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Schneider Weisse glass, nice garnet brown with a big head that recedes to a solid finger.

Smell has some typical banana and clove with a nice underlying complexity, has a metallic dryness that is reminiscent of a dubbel.

Very dry with some dark fruits, the cloves are fairly dominant as well. Very balanced.

A dry finish that is a bit on the thin side, but overall a very drinkable and tasty beer.

Photo of bark
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Photo of scruffwhor
4.32/5  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.

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