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

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Reviews: 2,047
Hads: 4,117
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 287
Gots: 430 | 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 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)

Photo of spoony
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 500 ml bottle into a hefe glass.

A-The brew is swampy looking and tea-brown in color. It is very murky. The three-finger head of tan foam is dense and lasts quite a while. Not much lacing left behind. The looks aren't spectacular, but are appropriate for the style.

S-The smell is lightly chocolatey with a decent bit of banana-like sweetness and barely-noticeable alcohol. The clove-forward wheat spice is well integrated with the other scents and there is a bit of lemony fruit, too.

T-The taste is full of milk chocolate, caramel, baking spices, and a sweet, banana/ester. There is some lighter, more citrus-like fruit flavor from the alcohol, too. Really delicious.

M-The feel is soft and medium in body with a pleasant touch on the palate. Very drinkable for the ABV.

O-This is a great beer that I wish I could find more often. There is something odd about the mix of chocolate and wheat flavors that really works well here and makes for a good summer beer, even at 8.2 % ABV. This is my favorite of beer of this style by far. (1,044 characters)

Photo of ChrisKayler
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Glassware: Bell's Belgian Style Snifter.

Appearance: Brown in color, this beer is slightly hazy, with no discernible floating particles or sediment. With an average pour, a large 2 finger head with soapy texture was produced that lasted for quite a while. Lacing was sparse.

Smell: Strong smell of toffee, fresh bread, caramel, brown sugar, and general malt sweetness. A roasted quality is also present. Perhaps a bit of gingerbread, as well.

Taste: Taste consists of the same plus banana and bubblegum. Sweet fresh frig taste is also present. Burnt brown sugar abounds. Overall sweetness is moderate to heavy, and overall bitterness is very light.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body, the texture of this beer is thin and slick. Carbonation is average to slightly higher than average.

Overall: This is an amazing beer! Tons of toffee flavor and caramel sweetness, an excellent mouthfeel, and standard appearance make for my favorite doppelbock yet. (947 characters)

Photo of tviz33
4.76/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 16.9 oz bottle in to a weizen glass.

A- Medium brown and super cloudy, like a mud puddle. Really frothy light tan head.

S- The smell is heavenly spice, clove, and banana. Just about perfect.

T- The tastes compliments the smell perfectly. Some dark fruits and sweetness mingle with all the flavors from the nose and make this just wonderful.

M- Medium body and alive with carbonation. Silky smooth too.

O- This beer fulfilled my expectations and then some. I will definitely enjoy this again. (508 characters)

Photo of Act25
3.64/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 1 pint plus .9 fl. oz. bottle "Germany's Original Wheat-Doppelbock, Ale. Poured into .5L cylinder marked Spaten.

Appearance: Compared to Troegs or even Full Sail, their double bocks, are just better looking. Pours a giant head (be careful!), heavily clouded and carbonated. The color of flood waters, an unappealing mud brown. Not an appetizing look at all. Little lacing.

Smell: Barley wine & rum like. Spicy clove dominates, with hints of caramelized fruit, and alcoholic esters are big. Not a summer beer, an end of the winter's night beer - with cheese and dark, chewy bread. I had to go for some cheddar & provolone after dinner to really enjoy this deep, dark, yeasty mutha of a beer. Slightly turned cider smell and taste.

Taste & Feel: Big carbonation from a normal pour into the glass, syrupy thick mouth feel with full body. As in the aroma, rum-like, cloves, rye bread, malts, and alcohol. Very little hops. Suggestions of chocolate and coffee add to the complexity, and the finish is warming, alcoholic, final, END OF THE EVENING. Dark. Moody. I find it's authentic, original, complex, but too sweet.

I like doppelbocks to be more refreshing and offer more hops, bitterness, and less alcohol, clove, and sweetness. Will try again at Christmas?

I feel about this as I do about xmas fruit cake. re-gift? (1,336 characters)

Photo of hopsolutely
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An excellent Weizenbock. Not a style I choose often and picked up solely because Tap 6 appeared on a recent "beer bucket list"... a good motivation!

Bottle pours a dark and clear chocolate brown colour with an impressive off-white head that has great retention, although resulting in minimal lacing. Aroma of "German yeast" and caramelized wheat, with a toffee roastiness. These notes follow into the flavour, which starts with mellow wheat, surprising smoke in the body, and a bracing German finish.

Lots of flavour. (519 characters)

Photo of hackmann
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: brown caramel body with a two finger bone white head that stays around a ½ finger till I finished the glass …. Little spot of lacing here or there

Aroma: rich malts; light toasted sweet caramel and fresh wheat front and center or is it the scents of banana, candied dark fruit, hint of clove - front and center; which-ever … it is great, very solid complexity; here is the best part … the aroma only gets better with each sip

Flavors: the flavor reminds me of dark spice fruit bread; dark bread, yeast, sweet golden raisin, and a faint touch of clove swirling around; there is a little sweet red banana bubble gum on the back of the palate

Mouthfeel: smooth, creamy, low to no carbonation, medium-full body, very complex on the nose and complex on the palate

To the Point: this is one great beer. Years ago when I had it for the first time (the beer) … it was love at first sip. I really want to give it a perfect score (944 characters)

Photo of IchLiebeBier
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: cloudy, chestnut body with a big head

Aroma: wheaty, malty, raisins, spices; very complex aroma

Taste: spicy, raisins; delicious

Remarks: This is my favorite German beer hands down. I really miss it.

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores (279 characters)

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

I rarely drink, but when I do, this is the beer I have... The taste is really indescribably, but to me , if there is a heaven, this is what is served there, it tastes that good... It has a very dark look to it, wonderful body, great head when you pour it in a glass. To me, it's pretty much the perfect beer. Put this one on your bucket list of beers to try, and taste what perfection really is. (395 characters)

Photo of lancecenter
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - deep brown with a big creamy head. You can literally see chunks of yeast.

S - Super spicy. The bottle claims a fruity spiciness of banana, clove, and vanilla and it delivers. A nice ester whiff follows. Not sure if it gets any better than this.

T/M - It's like a mix between a wheat beer and a Belgian dark. The taste follows the nose with the addition of some dark and bready malts. The mouthfeel is a bit crisp, characteristic of the wheat origins.

O - Best wheat beer I've ever had. Best German beer I've ever had. Best lager I've ever had. Really the only downside is the alcohol is too high to make it sessionable (although I know that's a positive for some folks). (677 characters)

Photo of ckollias
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this 1pint .9oz bottle out of a craft brew glass.

A: Pours a dark ruby color with a short, white, think head that lasts forever leaving a frothy trail down the side of the glass.

S: Slightly tart aroma with hints of dark fruits and chocolate.

T: Smooth flavors on the palate that is mostly tart but slightly bitter. Dark fruits, chocolate, some caramel and finishes a little dry.

M: Medium-heavy body and medium-high carbonation.

O: Interesting wheat-doppblebock combination. Complex yet nicely balanced. (517 characters)

Photo of MRsojourner
4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

aroma is a bouquet of plums, gapes, and pilsner and a touch of alcohol

appearance is dark reddish-brown with a thick rocky head that sustains for some time throughout the glass

taste is of grape nuts, plums, grapes and a sweet malt like browned sugar and a touch of light bitterness that comes through toward the end of each sip. has a wonderful clean finish.

mouthfeel is wonderfully full but light with that classic wheat feel and great carbonation. excellent (464 characters)

Photo of magictacosinus
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured on tap at the Albany Taproom, served in a Delirium Tremens tulip glass. Review is from my notes.

Pours a murky, cloudy, and quite yeasty looking brownish, yet lightly tanned, caramel filled residue. Honestly, that's the best way I can describe this thing, because it's by far one of the most notoriously ugly beers I've ever seen from Germany. At the same time, it wins me over with its rustic appearance, and while this didn't produce any major or significant head here (other than about a finger, which fades away eventually), it is viscous and thick unlike any weizenbock - or, hell, any *wheat* beer - I've ever had. Alcohol legs are massive. Carbonation looks decent at best. The inner glowing amber hue in between the darkened murkiness is definitely unique. Not the cutest kid on the block, but definitely the toughest in its realm.

The aroma is by far one of a kind here, bringing forward all of the greatest aspects of both weizenbocks and doppelbocks, with some new additions to the table. Right at the front, I get juicy, booze-soaked notes of raisins, bananas, plums, apricots, grapes, and also awash with a variety of fresh, earthy, pungent spices ranging from the obvious clove notes, to rosemary, and definitely a hint of pepper at the finish. Everything then melds quite beautifully into an array of toasted, succulent, and fresh wheat malts and toasted grains to create a hearty smell indeed. No noticeable alcohol on the nose, and no significant bitterness. Very pleasant to whiff on, as these aromas all come in spades, only to be coated by the wheat and yeasty feel. Pretty much transcends the style at hand here... Absolutely one of a kind.

Yes, as expected at the aroma, this is very delicious. Huge notes of caramelized bananas, accompanied by raisins, a dried plum finish, and coated with fresh, dank clove, faint ginger, nutmeg, toffee, and toasted breadiness. Again, this being pretty much a hybrid of two styles known for big recipes, I expected to get the best of both worlds here. However, this does drink far more like weizenbock than a doppelbock overall, as is not nearly as spicy or filled with that faint smoky malty flavor that can make them more challenging to drink. Rather, it is presented with a juicy, thickened, yet crisp body of a hefeweizen, yet packed with all kinds of flavors that breeze by, rather than assault the palate. Carbonation is not as present as desired, but this is thick enough to make up for it. I'd imagine if this went flat that it'd become a syrupy, sweetened conundrum, but at that point, I'd say to use it for a cooking recipe. For a beer this strong and varied in flavors, I drank this way too fast due to the near perfection in balancing it all out and presenting it in a silky manner - but it was completely worth it.

This is definitely one of the most complex, mass-produced recipes out of Germany, and it's clear where it gets its praise from. Tons of well balanced, juicy flavors, and delicious bready and yeasty characteristics that further enhance them. Absolutely an easy beer to drink with its crisp, smoothened body, and at 8.2%, a dangerous choice at that. This is definitely something I'll treat myself more often to from time to time. Fantastic stuff. (3,241 characters)

Photo of Beric
4.76/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Serving: On-tap at the original Weisses Bräuhaus in downtown Munich. 500 mL pour.
Served: June 2012

Appearance: Dark brown and hazy, actually not the prettiest beer. Sometimes you get hints of a ruby or grey depending on the lighting. Like wheat beers, this one has a nice, two finger head on it that sticks around for quite a while.

Smell: Smells fruity and sweet- hints of raisins, dates, molasses, and other syrupy smells. Definitely seems complex and invites a taste.

Taste: Absolutely incredible. Tastes a lot like it smells- raisins and dates, maybe some plum notes to up the sweetness. The beer does taste sweet- it is definitely not 'dry' in the wine sense, or like how some lighter beers or hoppy beers finish bitter. This one, after swallowing, really hits you with all these dark fruity, syrupy notes. The alcohol is masterfully hidden in this one.

Mouthfeel: The wheat and yeast make this one smooth and creamy. Feels a lot like a Hefeweizen, which makes it feel lighter than it really is.

Overall: One of the best beers I had during my stay in Germany, and one I have returned to many times since. A must-try, and gold-standard for Weizenbocks. (1,163 characters)

Photo of JohnG190
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - cloudy mahogany with five-finger, off-white head that is still thick ten minutes in!

Aroma - clove, banana, and yeasty biscuit dominate the aroma.

Taste - sweet biscuity malt balanced by spicy clove make this one well crafted beer.

Mouthfeel - medium body with effervescent carbonation make it seem lighter than its 8% ABV.

Overall - a magnificent beer that deserves its place amongst the finest in the world. (429 characters)

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a flute. Yeast roused and poured.

A: Ruby-brown in color, somewhat hazy. A very creamy off-white head displays the characteristically long-lived retention. A thin slip of lacing slides back down into the glass.

S: Strong berry esters. Prunes. Some phenol action with hints of black pepper and vanilla bean. Toast, coarse wheat, chocolate covered cherries. Bread crust.

T: Fruity up front. Prune, plum, and cherry. Black pepper and a touch of clove. Almost a hint of menthol and some dark rum coming from the alcohol. Wheat and malts begin to pull through in the middle. Coarse wheat, brown bread, toast and crust, hints of black cocoa powder and bakers chocolate. Tootsie roll. Walnuts. Lengthy finish of yeasty spice. Pepper and a slight cinnamon character, wheat and cocoa ride it out too.

M: Medium bodied. Fluffy in the mouth. High level of carbonation makes it seem airy and lighter than it really is. Chewy and somewhat viscous. Subtle warming alcohol.

O: This is one damn good beer. I love a good weizenbock, and I have yet to find a better one than this. World-beating stuff. Why is weizenbock so unknown/under-appreciated? It's crazy. (1,175 characters)

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 2,047 ratings.