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

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,544 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 3,544
Reviews: 1,980
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 192
Gots: 189 | FT: 5
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001)
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pdoran10

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a slightly murky normal brown color with a finger of off white head that leaves a hint of lacing.

Smell is banana, caramel, bubblegum sweetness.

Taste is creamy sweet caramel flavored malt with a hint of wheat substance. Finishes surprisingly crisp for all the rich malt flavors. I taste, cotton candy, caramel corn, mixed with a hefewiezen.

Mouthfeel is substantial with a reasonably dry finish. Carbonation is moderate to high. Creamy body with a dry finish.

Overall a nice example of the style. Nice flavors and solid mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2011 08:25:39 | More by pdoran10
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GuruDel

California

2.45/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into tulip glass.

Pour is a dark ruby brown with garnet highlights when held to light. Fluffy white head that leaves no lacing.

smell is strong of booze and ripe grapes and spice. I got no banana at all like others have described it.

taste followed right along with spices, booze and an odd wine, grape, prune taste. Not really enjoyable and totally different from what I expected. After the initial shock of the taste, it mellowed out into a sweet brown sugar malty flavor that was nice.

mouthfeel was nice, great carbonation and left a nice but brief coating in the mouth.

overall, not for me but i will give it another shot to make sure i didnt have a bad bottle or was just having an off day.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2011 22:11:53 | More by GuruDel
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output01x

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 ml. bottle into a pint glass.

An explosively growing 3-finger head forces me to stop what I thought was a gentle pour. While I wait for the head to settle, I rethink my choice of glassware (a Weizen glass would have probably been better). However, the cream-colored head diminishes quickly, leaving a disappointing lack of lacing. The body itself is a dark, hazy brown close to mahogany.

Banana and clove dominate the nose with a touch of roasted malt in the background. This beer certainly smells delicious.

And the flavor certainly is as well. Citrusy orange tickles the tip of the tongue while banana and clove cover the rest of the bases. But just as those flavors start to subside, nutty malt and the slightest hint of alcohol pour from the back of the mouth.

Surprisingly creamy, Aventinus has strong carbonation with a medium-heavy body creating an interestingly light texture. It expands to every corner of your mouth with each sip but vanishes in mere seconds.

The fluffy mouthfeel of this beer certainly makes it very drinkable but I would have preferred less carbonation to allow the great flavors to stick to my tongue a little better.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 23:53:19 | More by output01x
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jsh420

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a special edition 2003 vintage - sold wrapped in paper

pours dark amber brown with a 1 finger head that faded fast and left no lacing

smells very fruity - ripe banana clove a bit nutty and brown sugar malt

taste - if i was blindfolded i would have thought this was a belgian dubbel or strong dark - lots of fruity esters banana some cherries and rich sweet nutty caramel malt

mouthfeel - a medium body with lots of carbonation that gives it a crispness that is needed to balance the sweet malts

overall is beer is incredible and held up amazingly for being brewed 8 years ago

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 03:46:19 | More by jsh420
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JayS2629

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Muddy, cloudy amber with creamy white head that lingers and has beautiful lacing. The smell is fruity. Strong, ripe bananas and spice. Clove in the background. Some dark fruits. Prune and raisin. Hints of vanilla. The taste follows the nose. Ripe bananas, vanilla, cream, dark malt, hints of chocolate, Mostly banana. Sweet carmels throughout as backbone. Creamy mouthfeel. Like a creamy banana milkshake with a dash of chocolate. Awesomely easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 03:21:47 | More by JayS2629
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mryuk

Illinois

3/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours an unfiltered reddish brown with three fingers of creamy head that dissipated but never entirely left.

smell is sweet molasses malts with raspberry and something that reminds me of bubble gum.

taste is a bit sweet and malty and very smooth with subtle fruit. unfortunately there are undertones of bubble gum flavor for me that is just not good and it got worse as the beer went on.

mouth is medium bodied with low carbonation.

i was shocked when I opened up the BA page and saw the reviews for this one. I have never been this far below the average but I just did not like this beer at all.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2011 00:50:24 | More by mryuk
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stckhndlr

Virginia

1.73/5  rDev -60.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

A- A good 3-4 finger sea foam head. White and creamy. A dark red tan colored beer. A little cloudy with some carbonation rising from the bottom. Head has a lot of staying power. Hangs around for a while. Good lacing as a result of the thick foam.

S- Smells like a mix between prunes and mildew. You can almost smell the carbonation burn your nostrils. Yeasty.

T- At first there is a yeasty foot taste to it. Every other sip there's a quick hit of dark figs and sweet dark fruit. Major taste of alcohol. The aftertaste is just a sour flavor.

M- Lots of carbonation that just overpowers the whole beer.

O- Some beers I have had in the past tend to get better as they get closer to the bottom. I poured out the first half of the beer and poured the second half of the bottle. No such luck. Just as unpleasant as the first half. Could not finish this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 22:50:07 | More by stckhndlr
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SteveGNC

North Carolina

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

This is a really outstanding beer that I have enjoyed many times and it is consistently excellent. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a nice 1 finger head that lasts. The beer smells spicy and exotic, kind of like a Christmas ale. Tastes of malt and spice. Warms you up as it goes down, but not too much - has a nice alcohol balance. One of my all time favorite go to beers that I'll drink anytime of year. If you have not had it, you have to try it.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 21:43:12 | More by SteveGNC
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fiver29

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2003 bottle. Pours clear dark caramel color with off white head. Aroma is clove, sherry, wheat, and caramel. Medium mouthfeel. Flavors follow the nose. This has a great sherry like flavor, nutty, almost roasty, and is an overall great experience. A damn fine brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 01:16:49 | More by fiver29
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broncobeerguy

Utah

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Awesome beer. I am becoming a HUGE fan of this style of beer, and this is exceptional. It pours a cloudy brown and the smell of bananas and cloves is very strong. I would highly recommend this beer to fans of this style. Very easy drinking, refreshing spring or Summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 18:45:52 | More by broncobeerguy
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TheWhiskerReview

Tennessee

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

Pours a deep reddish-mahogany with a dense off-white head and smells rich and ripe with a dark-rum like character and notes of caramel, green apple and vanilla joining the wheat-influenced banana bread flavor. The palate is pillowy and full bodied, beginning with a vast, spreading blast of carbonation which settles into the caramel and apricot flavors with a touch of floral bitterness. The long finish starts sweet and rich with cooked fruit notes before turning mouthwateringly tart. I absolutely loved the whole lip-smacking delivery on this. By using wheat, this managed to stay incredibly elegant too, instead of succumbing to a bogged-down syrupy malt character. Probably my fav reviewed beer at the moment.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 04:49:34 | More by TheWhiskerReview
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mikeborglum

Missouri

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

A light spicy aroma with some banana and malt overtones. Color is an opaque brownish dark amber with bubbly off white head that starts tall and slowly dissapears with no retention. Taste is lightly sweet and bitter and a nice creamy medium body. Lively carbonation as bubbles arise for quite a long time. Finish has a definite alchohol note. I definitely like this beer but may not be my favorite in this category.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 23:59:38 | More by mikeborglum
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kashmoney

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Poured in a tall, pint size glass. Rich, dark brown color with a large white head with light lacing as it receded.

S- Predominantly spicy with a hint of banana

T- Initially sweet with a mix of banana however middle and end are predominantly clove in nature. Nice a

M- Medium body, silky in nature. covers the mouth well without being sticky or too light.

D- Good sipping beer which leaves you with a satisfied alcohol related warmth.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 18:38:58 | More by kashmoney
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russwbeck

Virginia

4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: The head on this guy is outstanding. Slightly off white and not going anywhere for a long time. Wonderful lacing. Hazy brown pour.

S: Very sweet smell, lots of dark fruits and malts. Cloves also coming through, smells very 'wheaty'.

T: Follows the smell pretty well. Dark fruits, and definitely some bananas, balance with the caramel malts nicely. Very sweet.

MF: Slight warming alcohol feeling, and a decent amount of carbonation. Pretty light and refreshing.

O: A great representation of the style. A personal favorite.

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I got the rare oppurtunity at Pizza Paradiso in DuPont Circle, DC to try Schenider Aventinus aged from 2003. This was one of the first beers to get me into craft beer, long before I joined this website! I was very excited to try this. $15 for 500ml, wrapped much like a present!

A: Deep brown pour with an initial big white head. It recedes quickly to basically nothing after taking a few pictures. 4

S: Boozy, dark fruits, lots of grapes. Hints of the original remain. 4

T: The taste has certainly changed. But it matches the smell pretty well. Dry, boozy, grapes, remnants of candied sugar, very sweet taste, as it is fresh. Extremely mellowed. Not a lot of cloves or bananas are left. 4

MF: Light, low carbonation. Warming boozy feeling as the drink fades from the palate 3.5

O: Really interesting to see how it held up over 8 years. I'd say pretty well! 4

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 00:17:24 | More by russwbeck
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Brewbro000

California

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A: pours a generous off white three finger head that if done right you can get it above to rim of the glass. An opaque mild brown/red/orange it's pretty hard to define. A rocky head resists dissipation for the first half of the glass.
S: spicy yeast, banana, and some darker malts come through.
T: very smooth banana comes forward followed by yeasty spice. The sweetness of the malts rounds it out. some chocolate might be coming through from these darker malts.
M/D: mouthfeel is moderate and the carbonation that created such a huge head is gentle and smooth throughout. Alcohol is almost not apparent at all. There is a reason this beer has such good ratings.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2011 06:03:34 | More by Brewbro000
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Wow, am I off the average BA review on this one! It looks good: cloudy, hazy, dark brown. It smells like clove, bananas, malt. The taste is ok, but this is not my favorite style of beer. I'm disappointed because the bottle says that there should be some chocolate notes, but all I'm getting is the spicy clove and banana. Now, I like bananas, but this is not my favorite taste for a beer. I like the other offering from this brewery MUCH better. Oh well, at least it gave me a pleasant buzz.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2011 00:31:33 | More by DrStiffington
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 500 ml bottle in a Schneider Wiezen glass at Billy O's English Tavern in Southington, Conn.

A: Dark, ruby amber in color with a bright tinge and slightly chilled haze beneath a huge, frothy head of white foam which settles to a thin cap, leaving behind a good deal of lacing.

S: Loads of complex, fruity aromatics and earthy malt aromas. Dark berries, raisin, peaches and dried citrus blend with slightly smoky, sweet caramel roasted malt and yeast scents.

T: Smooth, complex balance of chewy, fruity malts and sweet, caramel spiciness. Bits of funky, chewy wheat and yeast slide across the palate, leaving behind a warm, complex blend of plum, raisin, banana, mint and spices. Slight alcohol burn leads into a warming, clingy sweet and spicy finish.

M: Full bodied and robust bock filled with chewy yeast and wheat, but so smooth and spicy clean in the finish.

D: Dangerously drinkable at over 8% ABV, the complex flavor and aroma will beckon for further sipping and I'm almost certain Aventinus would make a fine pairing with many roast pork or cheese plates. Excellent flavors and craftsmanship make it a no-brainer when in the market for complex German brews.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2011 16:06:41 | More by Gambrinus1184
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capeannbass36

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Poured into an Aventinus glass. Rich brown color. Large off white head. Worthy of an artwork quality picture of a glass of beer.
S- Clove, spice.
T-Rich, sweet, fruity. A definite favorite.
M-Decent carbonation, warm.
D-Could handle 2. Very enjoyable sipper.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2011 16:07:33 | More by capeannbass36
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KajII

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

Poured a medium hazy brown with a very large off-white fizzy head that dissapated rapidly and had no poor lacing. The aroma was complex with a dark chocolate malt and a sweet earthy yeast that had notes of clove, banana, vanilla and a mild alcohol scent. It tasted sweet and acidic with a mild hint of banana and chocolate in the begining and the become mildly sweet with a yeasty-sour flavor that had a nice spiciness at the finish with the flavor lasting only a short time. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and watery in texture with a lively carbonation. Overall an awesome wheat/bock beer, in fact I think I will just have to drink another.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2011 18:42:31 | More by KajII
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pants678

California

3.81/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a mahogany brown with a slight, bubbly beige head.

Smells of sweet figs, apples and a clear note of alcohol.

A real treat for the tip of the tongue. An almost sour start, raisins and raspberry pervade with a welcomed base of brown sugar. Are there hops in here? Alcohol is well hidden, especially for 8%.

Could maybe up the bubbles. Not flat but could use a little kick up.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2011 04:22:41 | More by pants678
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evanlarkin

District of Columbia

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

Thanks to DoctorB2B for this one!

Appearance:
Pours a hazy brown that you can't quite see through. About a finger of head that dissipates like soda foam, into a few thin white islands sitting around the top.

Smell:
Very very wheaty, basically exactly what I imagine an unfiltered wheat to taste like. Strong banana notes come through the initial scent, with just a touch of lemony zest in the background.

Taste:
Semi-sweet, wheaty, and boozy. The banana scent is present in the flavor, as well as some very subtle chocolate notes under the immediate flavors. Little to no notable bitterness. Not quite like anything else I've ever tasted.

Mouthfeel:
Full and thick. This almost feels heavier than a normal liquid on my tongue. Low carbonation and very smooth.

Drinkability:
After just a few mouthfuls I can feel the alcohol bearing down on me, which is fair enough at 8.2%, though I feel like it's still hitting me very fast. That being said, I'd have another. The fact is this is a delicious beer that I wouldn't possibly pass up at a liquor store if I could get it in my area. It exemplifies great beer that toes the line of the "dark beer" category.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 03:50:46 | More by evanlarkin
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knm

New Mexico

3.43/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This brew has an insane amount of frothy light head.
Color is a chalky dark amber that lets no light through.
Smell is of very strong oak and yeast.
The taste is extremely rich. It has dark malts and fruity after thoughts. An interesting combo, and a nice sipper.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 02:19:20 | More by knm
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ElGordo

Oregon

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

Poured from the 500ml bottle into a weizen glass. Body is a pretty chestnut brown with some dark orange highlights, topped by a big, creamy, light tan head that takes its time working it's way down to a manageable level. Wonderful aroma of sweet caramel malt, wheat, and dark fruit, with notes of plum, white grapes, and some exotic spices (coriander and mace).
Palate is rich and sweet up front, lots of fruity notes mixing with the mild, sugary sweetness of lots of caramel malt and wheat. Plums, grapes, apples, raisins, and orange peel lend the feel of something almost like a holiday fruitcake, and are accented by some mild spices. A slight hint of husky bitterness makes a brief appearance before the swallow before yielding again to the malty sweetness. A lingering apple-y sweetness remains ling after the swallow.
Body is rich and velvety, but not creamy or thick. This is just perfect for the complexity of the flavors here, and better than any other beer I've had of this style. The high alcohol content make it something that I wouldn't be able to handle every day, but it's a very nice slow sipper.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2011 05:56:37 | More by ElGordo
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AwYeh

Ohio

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

A: Pours a deep, opaque brown, with hints of a plum-maroon color, and two fingers of a fine bubbly head that looks as light as cotton atop the beer. Great head retention, and some spotty lacing.

S: Estery, spicy, and slightly tangy; intensely strong banana and clove leading the way. Some fresh, plummy dark fruits are here too (nothing winy or like dried fruits, as the dark fruit descriptor often entails).

T: Sweet and complex; banana, pear, and the aforementioned dark fruit are very noticeable, but are met and balanced out by caramel, chocolate, and a bit of vanilla that all come into play. While the flavors are all sweet, the beer doesn't even border on cloying; exquisitely balanced, especially when the clove flavor becomes evident, with a bit of warmth.

M: Light/medium-bodied with lively carbonation; very smooth and creamy, with just a hint of syrupy stickiness remaining after the finish.

D: A great beer, even if my enjoyment of the sweet flavor did diminish a bit by the end of my glass; I'll be picking this one up again. As my first weizenbock, I might have guessed this was a Belgian beer if I didn't know any better coming in; while I haven't had any others, this is highly recommended for newcomers to the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2011 02:48:20 | More by AwYeh
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n2185

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a murky brown with about 3 fingers of off-white head which recede into a nice cap with a little lacing.

S: Bananas and dark fruit such as plums greet the nose up front. There is also an aroma of hearty wheat bread with a touch of hop bitterness.

T: Similar to the aroma, there are some banana and dark fruit flavors up front. Then follows a nice, hearty and yeasty bread flavor that finishes sweet and dry.

M: Medium-thick body with high carbonation that tingles the taste buds and goes well with the yeast and bread flavors. Crisp and dry.

D: Very drinkable and delicious beer that is both refreshing and filling.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2011 04:46:49 | More by n2185
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,544 ratings.