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

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Reviews: 2,060
Hads: 4,195
Avg: 4.31
pDev: 13.92%
Wants: 299
Gots: 480 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

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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Photo of jcalabre
3.57/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I originally sampled this brew many moons ago. I am writing this review from my notes. This beer has a very nice, complex aroma when poured. It's nice frothy head dies down quickly. It's dark amber in color w/ a flavor of cloves w/ hints of banana. It's a nice beer, but for my taste, it's nothing too exciting. At $3US a bottle, I won't get it again, not that it's bad tasting, it doesn't justify the cost for me.

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Photo of hotstuff
2.62/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

When poured into my glass, this beer poured a dark brown head with medium sized bubbles. The nose was that of clove and I could definitely taste the alcohol in this beer. I just couldn't acquire a taste for this beer. I thought it had a slight bitter aftertaste. To each his/her own.

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

Presentation: 500ml bottle poured into 500ml pilsner glass.

Appearance: A deep reddish bronze with a large fluffy tan head that dissappates quickly. Pretty opaque... only faint traces of light.

Aroma: Ripe bananas and some spices (clove?). Also, I detect a faint licorice aroma.

Taste: Sweet and malty up front with a nice warming effect from the alcohol. The cloves are coming through again as well as the faint hint of licorice. Finishes sweet--a warm cinnamon bun with raisins. *Update: The beer has warmed a bit and I'm picking up some delicate fruit flavors, raspberry in particular. The hops are also coming through more now that the temperature has risen to about 55-60 degrees F.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and creamy, chewy even. Warming from the alcohol, but not overwhelming.

Drinkability: Very good. I could have 2 or 3 pints of this in a session and enjoy each one all the more.

Overall: Highly anticipated, and now much respected, Aventinus is a legend well worth the hype. Dopplebocks are one of the most fascinating styles and this is an amazing interpretation of such. If you see it buy it, its that simple.

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Photo of oberon
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a medium brown with a nice big creamy head,the aroma is slightly sweet ans clovey.Has a banana pudding quality to it with some chocolate wafer tones,like some of the others I think this a pretty complex beer.A little heavy in the stomach so its not a highly drinkable beer for me,but a great complex beer.

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Photo of moulefrite
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer would be fantastic late fall with a home-made apple pie, perhaps covered with some melted chedder, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. This stuff is loaded with spicy apple/raisin, cinnimon, clove, and even a dusting of cocoa powder. The fruitiness is faint, while the waves of flavor attack with cheerful willingness, over and over again. A warmth from the alcohol is present throughout the experience with some noticeable heat on the palate. In addition, a near perfect bitterness keeps the beer in check. This is cool stuff, but after one I'm done for a while-kinda like cheese fries. The low drinkability reflects my personal idea of drinkability, which perhaps reflects the season In which I have sampled a particular beer. Drinkability to me means when I have finished (a fairly regulation size serving) drinking the beer, I say man, I'd really, really like to experience that again, and very soon at that!

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Photo of far333
3.72/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a light mahogany color and is topped with a beige, fizzy head that runs away quickly. Nose is full and sweet, fruity and malty. Flavor is very rich and sweet, primarily of strong malt plus some plum highlights. A slight alcohol aftertaste lingers on. Very tasty and enjoyable, but perhaps a bit too rich to have high drinkability.

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Photo of TheDM
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew poured a nice dark brown pour with a very lively medium head full of medium sized bubbles. It has a very mild cloven aroma. The body contained some yeast residue floating in it. It's taste leaves a lasting impression on your tongue as it goes down. It has a very nice taste with a hint of raisin and at the top of my list, but not the very top. After a few drinks, the alcohol content really comes through.

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

Initial aroma of apple cider eventually leads to aromas of wheat and a slight phenolic waft. Poured a reddish-brown in color with a nice head. Chocolate and dark fruit come out more as the beer warms. Caramel and dark fruit are the most dominant flavors. Spicy on the back of the tongue leaving a nice tang. Very nice. I wouldn't necessarily call it to style, but damn is it good.

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Photo of Ellbert
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apperance: Nice Dark Brown colour with and off white heat that sticks for a little bit. A nice lace.

Smell: A nice full smell. Smells of spices and a caramel smell also.

Taste: This definitely tastes great! Strong spice at the end. It is has a bite, definitely has an alcohol taste. Caramel is in there.

Mouthfeel: Leaves coating on the toungue. It is very smooth and rich.

A good brew, thick, rich, flavourful

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

Deep, dark brown pour with an enormous foamy head. Light hoppy nose with underlying hints of chocolate and plum. Lovely mouthfeel. Flavours of light, unsweetened chocolate, raisin, plum, a hint of banana and a spicey finish including some clove & nutmeg. Of course there is a noticeable alcohol kick on the finish. Very warm beer but yet not heavy. It stays light on the tongue and refreshes and yet is intense and complex in its flavours. A classic in my book.

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Photo of HardTarget
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, no date
Aroma: The banana smell of Weihenstephan yeast with the slightest hint of alcohol.
Appearance: A dark, clear brown beer with a fine head of white that stays long into the beer.
Flavor: Again, the primary taste is the Weihenstephan banana like yeast that fades into a rich, dark wheat malt aftertaste. A very rich tasting beer with a loooong aftertaste. Even my burps have that banana aroma (sorry, but they do). No real sign of the alcohol that was hinted at in the nose.
Mouthfeel: The carbonation holds long into the beer. Some warming late into the beer, it is 8% after all.
Overall: Very enjoyable example of the variety the reinheitsgebot purity law can offer. A well made, dark, rich beer that satisfies. You could drink more than one, but one scratched my beer itch. Highly recommended.

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Photo of sponberg
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer being reviewed: a 1998 bottle of Aventinus, stored at 53 degrees in its case in a dark basement, poured at cellar temperature into a 0.5l Aventinus glass. How does this one age? Let's find out...

Mahogany amber-red. The head starts out thick but quickly dissipates into a thin, rather highly carbonated bead. The aroma is redolent of yeast, with some toasted almond and estery notes along with a breadlike maltiness.

Interesting - I was expecting some cardboardy flavors, but instead I get a very toasty-sweet maltiness, with notes of coffee, cocoa, and background esteriness of clove and a little banana. Really fizzy mouthfeel, prickly on the tongue. Alcohol and an oily astringency also present. It's like the tongue gets three effects at once - prickly at the tip, oily in the middle, and astringency at the back. Let's let this warm up a bit... Hmm. The prickliness has died off a bit, leaving more esteriness, vanilla, and a hint of smokiness in its wake. The alcohol seems more apparent than on a fresh bottle as well.

Conclusion: Aging doesn't hurt, but doesn't increase the complexity or depth of flavor to as great a degree as I'd figured it would. Drink it fresh for best effect IMO - but if you have an aged bottle or two, it's still a wonderful brew.

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Photo of GreatPondBrewer
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another pickup from beer mecca(see: Half Time beerfly). It had a fizzy, bubbly white head. It was a deep and cloudy leather color with tons of carbonation bubbles fizzing to the top. I liked this beer better than the Celebrator. It had a richer, more distinct aroma full of berry bouquets and a hearty yet refreshing wheat smell. The taste was yeasty and fizzy, but perfectly balanced with a bitter aftertaste, musty a damp like a piece of water logged wood. A hearty ammount of spiced, ginger etc. flavoring, but nothing artifucial. Kinda resembled an iced tea. Very good.

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Photo of Indybeer
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500ml bottle. I am a big fan of Weizens, and this is my first taste of a doppelbock. Pours a dark brown with hints of red, with a nice head that slowly settles. Aroma of cloves is evident. The first sip gives you that hint of chocolate and spices. Great mouth feel and finishes cleanly. An exceptional Weizen.

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

Me likey. The cloudy amber beer with a wonderful thick head, it's purdy. And the aroma is awesome, a fruity, spicy aroma mixed in the texture of hops and malt with a hint of ginger. The smooth fruity tang livens up the front of my tongue. There is a cranberry type feel amongst the array of hop, malt, and fruit. The spices of ginger and cinnamon are evident to me in this wonderful beer. A great brew.

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Photo of TAMU99
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rich dark brown clear/cloudy depending on your yeast tolerance (- swirling the bottom is best)

Smells of smoke and molasses waft from a medium tan head.

Taste is rich in the aforementioned smoke, touch of chocolate, a little cinammon and a heart flavor of molasses. Hearty, deep dark malt profile with a nice hoppy counter.

Feels very balanced, though thought was over carbonated with a few swigs.

Overall a very good beer. I really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of lipschitz
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 500ml-bottle freshness date stamped on back.

Pours deep henna with a foaming white heat that wanes rather quickly, leaving minimal lace. The smell is rich with malt, and a strong herbal presence, while exotic fruit and alcohol esters make an appearance as well. The flavour is of complex malt sweetness, which touches on chocolate at times. A brief splash of fruit is followed with a citrus zing, with some hop bitterness finishing the feast. Mouthfeel is creamy, with the carbonation providing a champagne-like pep.
Notes: Another remarkable offering from Schneider & Sohn. The high alcohol content gives an extra dimension than many wheats. That said, the alcohol really comes to the forefront as it warms. This is a delicious, boozy brew, but enjoying for a session might land unexpected results.

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Photo of Gusler
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nebulous mahogany with orange highlights; the head is preposterous in size, the structure frothy, the color a medium tan. Nose has a bit or hint of the wheat grain. Mostly sweet malt, quite pleasing to the senses, start is ambrosial, nice malted grain profile with the top middling in feel. Finish has a crisp acidic bite, the hops subdued, the aftertaste dry and long lasting, a quite nice beer, as I have always been partial to the “Bock” sub-style.

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

Expiration date 29 Oct. 2003, consumed 20 May 2003.
Appearance: Opaque brown with a hint of red tint. Off white lace with no rentention.
Aroma: Ester alcohol on a medium roasted malt and wheaty aroma.
Taste: Initially plain flavor, that explodes into a rich milk chocolate and malted milk ball flavor.
Mouthfeel: Amazingly rich and creamy.
Drinkability: This is amazing. I could chug this, savor this, cherish this and love this.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice presentation, attractive bottle design with the royal-looking purple and gold label/lettering.

I poured this with a little too much elevation and before I knew it, I had a thunderhead threatening to go overboard, and yet I can never allow that to happen. (Tasty bubbles...)

Looks like a dark-brewed iced tea, has a malty, slightly yeasty aroma.

Solid mouthfeel, I like it, malt and fruit components up front, light chocolate blended with yeast on the finish. Very smooth, very drinkable and at 8%, very potent.

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

Really looks like a very good wheat, but the color of a brown ale. A little lighter than a brown, but not much. Looks like there's a storm inside the beer and the thick, seafoam head continues to grow long after being poured. Smells like cherries and berries. Fantastic taste -- very complex. Can taste some fruits and wheat, and it has the clean, refreshing finish of a wheat.

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Photo of BierReise
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This a Great Wheat Bock beer. Impressive compacted head that stays throughout and a malty ultra smooth flavor with nice yeasty tones overall. Hints of caramel and clove as it warms with a very slight sourness. The 8% ABV is obscured by it's full body and flavor. Another very impressive beer from Schneider.

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

My bottle (German) says Aventinus Weizenstarkbier (Italian: Birra Doppio Malto), but this must be the same thing (same ABV too). Theoretically I might encounter a better Weizen than this one, but I doubt very much that will ever happen. Murky brown colour, large head, aroma of Paradise: Cloves and other undefinable spices, dried fruits (figs), oak and sandalwood. Oaky cloves flavour with hints of burnt caramel. Alcohol is present, but not overwhelmingly so. Dry aftertaste. This is a thoroughly well made beer!

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Photo of WMBierguy
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I poured this beer into my special German drinking glass and watched the enourmous, delicious head foam up. After a minute or two the head dissapated and revealed a dark brown beer. The taste of this beer is pretty strong, like a super Hefe Weissen. It goes down smooth and, with an 8% alcohol content, gives a decent kick. I recommend this beer for anyone who enjoys Hefe weissens, or anyone who wants to enjoy a fine German beer. However, the average Corona drinker probably wouldn't appreciate it.

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Photo of aaronh
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark caramel color with a thick, off white head. The head retention is tremendous, as it lasts seemingly forever. The aroma is roasted malt, bananas, clove, and a touch of alcohol. The taste is sweet and crisp, all at once. A great roasted taste is combined with a fruity, bready, yeasty component, all well balanced. A touch of bitterness is in the finish, along with the characteristic wheat crispness. The aftertaste brings to mind chocolate covered bananas, with just a hint of cloves. The mouthful is creamy, feeling sinful on the tongue. I think I could drink these all day long! I bought this particular bottle in November to celebrate a pending job (so I thought). I cracked it open tonight to celebrate a different job that was just finalized. Although I was expecting great things from this beer, it still surprised me. A must buy for any wheat beer lover.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 2,060 ratings.