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

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Reviews: 2,037
Hads: 4,077
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 275
Gots: 408 | FT: 5
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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 scotorum
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 16.9 oz. bottle into a Duvel stemmed tulip glass.

a: Dense ruby/brown with a tall off white head which receded quickly to small swirls of surface foam and virtually no lacing.

s: Dark fruit,

t: Dark malt and fruit, leaning towards the fruit. Very Belgian for a German beer.

m: Light to moderate. Considerable carbonation adds more bite.

o: Described as a wheat dopplebock, this is more dark fruit-yeast dominated than I had expected. Won't buy it again because dark fruit (prunes, plums and such) is not a personal favorite flavor in beer, and this was not cheap at $6 a pint. Nonetheless it was nice to try to get an idea of why it is #101 on the BA top 250. (680 characters)

Photo of mdcrouser
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one thrown in by the beer shopkeeper after filling a box with other selections.
Muddy brown and hazy, with a solid tan head.

Ripe banana, clove, dark fruits – not unique for its smells, but rather for their breadth and depth.

Beers that ring of similar esters are often too over-powering for me, but this one is more delicate and subtle. Deeper and richer too with allusions to roastiness.

Ruminates on the tongue, waiting for you to think it’s going to explode into something more pushy. Instead, it almost creeps up on you, delivering something awesome, but almost understated.

Not my favorite style by any means, but that’s still an incredibly good beer. (681 characters)

Photo of C3likesbeer
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice pour with medium head. Cloudy amber and copper color.

S: fruity banana esters, ancient spice and malt. Maybe a little clove. Smells like a pefect October comfort beer.

T: Perfect Octoberfest fall beer. Complex mixture of fruit, spice, mal and even bread. Nice carbonated mouthfeel.

O: This is a great beer plain and simple. Love the mixture of all of the flavors. (376 characters)

Photo of hopmashian
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Looks like root beer with a little cream in it. Smells like a spice that I can't identify. Might be cloves or sassafras. Mouth feel is medium. Fully engages the taste buds. Salivary glands say pungent in the best possible way. This could be one of the best beers tasted yet. Tap #6 is a beer I'll always be happy to drink. (322 characters)

Photo of Jas45678
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle into tulip

Pours a murky amber-brown color with a big white head that fades fairly slowly. Smell is toffee, dark fruits, carmel, bananas and cloves. Taste is slightly similar to a hefenweizen. Slightly sweet with some of the wheat and the flavors in the nose. Medium to light mouthfeel with decent carbonation, very smooth. Overall a great beer worth trying. (373 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at The Owl House in Rochester, NY.

Pours a clear copper brown color, lots of haze and visible carbonation, with a towering 4 inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells include wheat, esters, bubblegum, and some toasted malt.

The taste is similar. Classic weizenbock taste here. Some wheat bitterness, but some medicinal sweetness as well from the yeast and alcohol, toasted malts, and bubblegum. Some dark fruits as well.

Medium bodied, one of the thicker wheat beers I've had. Alcohol is a little bit present, making it a slow sipper. High carbonation.

This one was a winner, enjoyed it a lot. A good malty wheat beer for a nightcap. (649 characters)

Photo of tarheels86
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Multiple tap pours and 500mL bottles. Pours a muddy brown with a huge tan head with great lacing and retention. Aromas of cloves, yeast, black cherries, milk chocolate, and dunkelweizen banana split with chocolate drizzle. Taste is dark cherry dessert, milk chocolate, banana, mild alcohol sweetness. Really good- classically the richest wheat beer around. (356 characters)

Photo of Cheshire_Crew_Al
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle

the color as if I poured molten caramel into a bottle with light carbonation, 1-2 cm head

smell - caramel- orangish

taste - this beer surprised me in its overall complexity of flavor, it starts with a sorta doppelbock like taste - earthy, yeasty but ends with a decidedly strong clove finish and aftertaste, as it warmed, the clove sensation dominated - which added to the complexity, because I feel like it brought out more citrus elements as it warmed

mouthfeel - moderate amount of carbonation, smooth as silk however

Overall - beautiful beer, more complexity to taste than I would have imagined, a pleasure to drink for any occasion, the kind of beer that should be reserved for special company (725 characters)

Photo of Slamms
4.94/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was drinking this out of the bottle, so guessing on the appearance rank. Everything else pretty much perfect. In retrospect, I'm thinking distinct fruity floral elements? But really, the most phenomenal aspect of this beer is that it just tasted better and better the warmer it got. Its 8.2 % alcohol, so was just kind of sipping it to begin with, and it was kind of sitting there warming up a little. The initial impression is a little severe, in terms of alcohol taste, bitterness, and drinkability, but with each additional sip, it just gets better and better and better and better. The dregs was maybe the best experience of the entire bottle.

I've recently drank Piraat and Trappiste Rochefort 8 and 10, all world-class beers, and I generally prefer Belgian beers. But this German beer tops them all. (808 characters)

Photo of JCBears
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

appearance: Very nice brown coloring. Wow just like off a painting

smell: You can smell it across the room and it hits you like grandma's home cooking. Wheaty richness doesn't feel forced just perfect

taste: Slightly sweet but in the end a rich nutty feel. It tastes like spring or fall, not something for a hot day nor for a cold winter night just perfect for the shoulders

mouthfeel: stays there just long enough to be appreciated. But something I don't know what is there, like the kiss of particularly good lover. Some spices come out and say, "Remember me?"

overall: Worth the hype. They changed the bottle that I got. Still a great brew inside. (660 characters)

Photo of schleprock
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This beer pours a dark chocolate color with a thick foamy head. This beer is an excellent drinking beer for it's alcohol content. It has a very nice balanced malt flavor with a hint of caramel and dark fruits.

This beer goes down easy and is clearly the best dark wheat beer I've had. It has little carbonation notes on the tounge with a full caramel and dark fruit taste that is nicely balanced and not overly sweet like most doppelbocks. (441 characters)

Photo of Keith2020
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Maybe one of the top 3 beers in the world; soft on the palate with hints of caramel and floral notes. This is a beer loaded with flavor but not overwhelming. Fans of both light and dark beers will enjoy Aventinus. This beer belongs in every beer lovers collection. (264 characters)

Photo of ssmack
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle poured into an Erdinger weisbier glass.

A cloudy, dark toffee brown colour with 3 inches of beige head. Good lacing.

Smell like candy. Sweet toffee with heavy cloves smell. Some tangy tangerine too. The aroma and colour make a wonderful experience had me in eager anticipation of the taste.

Delicious! The wheat taste is on top. A salty toffee sweetness. Soft noble hops with a touch of bitterness.

A full mouthfeel with a tingly snap.

This is candy in a glass. Absolutely outstanding. (504 characters)

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

poured from 500ml bottle into wizen

A - pours a nice dark brown colour which passes very little light. very thick, very foamy, three fingers worth of head that dissipates at an average speed.

S - banana and spices are present off the top. there' a hint of clove and dark fruits in there. smell is the only let down here for me.

T - this beer is very nice and has a great number of tastes coming through (much more than i expected from the smell). its surprisingly refreshing off the bat (at least for me) for a darker beer and there is very little if any of the 8.2% of alcohol coming through. you can taste the typical clove and banana which is why i love these beers so much, along with a nice caramel malty flavour as it sits in your mouth. you can defintiely taste some of the dark fruit that i could smell after the pour. i wouldn't call this a summer beer but im definitely enjoying it on a nice summer day with a baguette. more refreshing than your average dark beer.

M - a very creamy taste which goes down extra smooth. medium carbonation which seems a perfect balance to the taste of this bad boy. not too much of a lingering aftertaste but my mouth is defintiely wanting more after each sip.

O - i love wheat beers! i'm usually a bigger fan of the typical hefeweizen, but i do like to try some of the darker wheat beers. after weihenstephaner dunkel, this is the best dark wheat beer ive ever tried. i could enjoy this beer all year round and i can see it pairing great with a steak on the grill. it was hard to keep this one in my glass and as i was so pleasantly surprised by it, I am planning a trip back to the LCBO to buy another few bottles for the weekend. If you like wheat beers or dark beers or any kind of beer of quality...get this beer. (1,766 characters)

Photo of Brew_42
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown with a coffee head that leaves some lacing.

Smell- Dark fruits and spices.

Tastes- Not to be dramatic here but this is probably one of the best tasting beers I have ever had. Fruity and spicy up front with some lingering spiciness. There is some banana/bubblegum sweetness that mixes really well with the spiciness. There is also a slight hint of vanilla on the backend. I have never had a beer that prominently features the warming sensation of alcohol but manages to not have it overtake the other flavors.

Mouthfeel- Creamy full body.

Overall- Wow, this is a great beer. The first one I tried from this brewery but I will be back for more. A nice cold weather beer. Try it and then try it again. (720 characters)

Photo of kagent777
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle with 121122 coded onto the back, I assume a bottling date of Nov 22, 2012. I poured this bottle into my beer goblet for tasting.

Appearance: A hazy middling brown beer with ruby highlights when held to the light. A persistent one fingered head of light tan sits atop the beer looking very appealing.

Smell: Glorious spicy clove phenolics go along with deep malts.

Taste: Clove spice is very much apparent. No real sweetness to his very dry beer. It has a very spicy finish that goes on for a long time. Just enough earthy hops to balance the malt. The alcohol is very well hidden for an 8.2ABV beer.

Mouthfeel: Slightly thinner than I was expecting from the smell and color but no lightweight either. Soft and smooth can be used to describe the mouthfeel.

Overall: Having this beer encourages me to try to brew a weizenbock at home. A wonderful balance of wheat, darker malts, and spicy yeast. So good! (923 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 Sludgeman
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased for $4.69/22oz bottle. Poured into a chalice.

A complex beer. Can really taste the cloves. I don’t have much experience with this style, but it is certainly a beer that suits my tastes.

A – Pours a slightly cloudy brown with a two-finger rocky off-white head, which quickly dissipates to a nice constant layer. Almost no lacing.

S – Dark fruit, spiciness, some alcohol, some cloves, faint vanilla.

T – Bready, clove spiciness, some raisin/dark fruitiness.

MF – Well carbonated, sharp on the palate, full bodied. (536 characters)

Photo of Misanthropy_Sipping
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

In the world of weizenbocks, this is the behemoth of greatness...

Gave a bit of a vigorous pour and gave up a big tan head but retained a firm amount of carbonation. A deep amber brown to almost purple hue. Great dopplebock appearance.

Has an intense German wheat scent, with a hint of that bock deal going on. A bit of dried plums and a dash of spicy yeast. There is a perfect, extra ripe banana tone to this as well. A lightly sweet aroma that is rich and earthy.

Taste is fantastic. This breaks some boundaries and sets a solid ground for this style of beer. Aventinus is for dopple-weizenbocks as St. Bernardus Abt 12 is for Belgian quadruples.
It's got a rich sweet wheat ale taste with plums and malty dopple-bock tones. Ripe, spicy bananas with a great clove and sharp German yeast kick. Has some hop to it that dries it up and balances with sweetness with just a tad earthy bitterness. Very rich and full flavored. The booze is slightly there but is complimented very well by the hops and bitter dryness toward the end of the beer.

Mouthfeel is fantastic as well. Creamy, medium body that is so drinkable and pillowy... Man, how can you not love this beer as a whole. Even with a vigorous pour, the carbonation maintains well into the end. Great sign of quality for me.

Overall, as stated right off. This fine weizenbock is a cornerstone. It is a beast, it is great. If you have been skeptical of German beers, if you think they are predictable and ho-hum, if you just haven't had it... Buy it if you see it, you won't be sorry. I haven't been ever since the first one I had years ago. (1,598 characters)

Photo of DenisKolkin
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle from the LCBO into a pint glass. Cost was $3.25 CDN.

Appearance - Brown with golden hues when held in direct sunlight. Massive 3 finger head on top receeds quickly and leaves a massive of tan colored cap. Beer is highly efferevescent and looks incredibly rich and delicious. Head seems to last for a lifetime.

Smell - Dark fruit aromas dominate such as cherries and plums, baked goods and spices used in baked goods thrown in for good measure. Slight spiciness in there as well. Also rich malty, bready scents are huge of front and linger for the second and third whiffs.

Taste- Bready notes and dark fruits dominate again, namely cherries and plums, but also getting a little bit of pear in there. Combines for something akin to a booze infused, Christmas cake that is elevated way beyond anything tasted outside of the guidance of a professional baker. Quite a bit of sweetness (but not cloying) is apparent but blends well with the booze. I wouldn't say the booze is overwhelming, but is definitely noticeable.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, rich, creamy. Definitely not a light beer my any stretch of the imagination, but given the massive flavor, the carbonation and the overall decadence, it's not super heavy either. Decidedly quaffable if you were thirsty enough.

Overall - I think this beer might be the epitome of decadence and is probably about the tastiest beer I could imagine while enjoying desserts at Christmas time. One of my favorite beers of all time and my only complaint is that the glass seems to be empty too quickly. Wow! (1,553 characters)

Photo of mooseo
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

500ml bottle into flute.

A - Hazy dark amber with a titanic, dense off-white head.

S - Banana bread, toffee, sweet dark fruit, with hints of clove and pepper.

T - A delicious blend of plum, cherry, banana, sweet toasted malt, and herbal spice. Lots of complex fruit notes with a strong yeast presence.

M - Creamy, smooth, medium bodied. Crisp high carbonation, warming alcohol.

O - Incredible. Complex, balanced, easy to drink. This is a beer I'll keep coming back to when it's available. (493 characters)

Photo of JWU
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

1 Pint .9oz. bottle poured into a hefe glass.

A- a murky brown. Reminds me of a cloudy black tea. A nice light tan head on top that sticks around for awhile given the ABV.

S- Lots of Hefe notes, banana and clove, with a underlying deep maltiness.

T- A nice interplay between cloves, some light banana notes, and a malt base that is more amped up than your typical dunkel. Malt gives dark fruit notes as well. There is a flash of pepper on the finish that just makes you say "wow".

M- impressively slick and creamy, and the hands down most impressive part of this brew. Coats the mouth. A little heat on the finish of the peppery variety.

O- My 1st weizenbock, and it's a dandy. Certainly world class. (705 characters)

Photo of hosehead83
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2009 bottle poured into a balloon glass.
Dark brown/tea color with a moderate head of bone-white foam.
Aroma-Spicy clove, wildberries
Taste-Where to begin? A flavor meld of clove, banana, blueberry, dark malt, grapeskin, milk chocolate shavings. Fruity, tangy, each sip a different flavor combination. Upon warming a bit I get bluberry pancakes with light syrup, dark fruits and dark bread, bread pudding with raisins. A complex, flavorfull, mysterious brew that must be experienced. Excellent. (502 characters)

Photo of TheDoctor
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a crazy, cloudy brown the color of chocolate milk with a creamy, puffy, perfect tan head. Excellent retention; excellent lacing. Lovely!

Citrus, sunscreen, bananas, doughy yeast. Very mellow.

Fresh, earthy fruit-rind flavors followed by a quick dash of peppers and some low rumbling hoppiness at the finish. Wow.

Rich and creamy, there is good carbonation. Medium body. Exactly what it should be.

Really fantasic stuff! First off, it is gorgeous. I have never seen a beer that looks like this one but it looks exactly how it should. Everything else is as well-balanced and unoffensive as anyone could hope for. Interesting. Fantabulous.
Would get again in a second. Must be heavenly on tap.... (718 characters)

Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Very murky brown cloudy color. The head was dense and towered about two fingers tall. Retention was fantastic.

S: Banana and clove. A touch of sweet darker malts.

T: Once again Banana and clove is most dominant which is typical of German wheat or "weiss" beers. Nothing overly medicinal or fake tasting which was good. Some sweet caramel like malt was also present and provided a nice cushion for the other flavors to rest on. I found that alcohol was a bit to noticeable for my liking.

M: Carbonation is high making the beer a good palate refresher and cleanser. Body is medium and not overly thick.

O: I'm somewhat disappointed I couldn't seem to like this beer as much as other people seem too but none the less it was a good beer. It was my first wiezenbock it was just okay but nothing astounding in my opinion. I probably will revisit it again in the future to see if my tastes for it have changed. Just not exactly to my liking but decent beer I suppose. (968 characters)

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