Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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4.75/5 rDev +9.4%
Sampled from a 500ml bottle.
A - This massive beer looks monolithic in my Weihenstephan 0.5l weisen glass (thanks to dustinwilliams). Murky and walnut-brown in color (tawny-amber when held up to a light). Medium to high carbonation, and a 3-finger tan, creamy head with good retention.
S - Mildly peppery cloves, dates, banana, and some alcohol in the background that comes across a bit like vanilla. A hint of muskiness.
T - A delightful explosion of tastes to be sure and more or less what the aroma lets on. Very sweet date-like fruit up front that hangs on through mid-palate, followed by peppery cloves. A big complex ending here with a bit of alcohol burn, some banana, mild chocolate, and a hint of bubblegum coming through in the long and slightly dry finish. Towards the end I thought I caught perhaps a hint of hop presence as well, but it might simply be my imagination.
M - Medium-bodied, substantial, and somewhat slick. Carbonation is palpable when swallowing.
D - I would love to have another if only I hadn't imbibed the first one so quickly.
This is the first wheat-doppelbock I've come across, but it seems to do a great job of balancing out the hefeweizen and doppelbock traits. It's fruity and sweet, but not cloyingly so. Banana and cloves are present, but not dominant. It even has some similarities to the tripel style, which earns it brownie points in my book. A truly amazing beer to be sure, and one that will call me back time and again.
06-17-2009 03:46:28 | More by postulanTrappist
4.13/5 rDev -4.8%
A - Deep rich brown color with plum highlights... The slight tan fizzy head rises quickly and fades even quicker... The lacing is thicker around the edges with only the slightest faint traces in the center... Faint traces of slow paced carbonatoin along the sides of the glass... Traces of sediment fall to the bottom of the glass...
S - Raspberries... Faint chocolate... Lightly roasted malts... Raisin... Fig... Candied pecans... Banana... Wheat... Slightly spicy kick... Just the faintest hint of smoke... Terrific and complex nose...
T - Fig... Thin muted choclate... Raisins... Wheat... Lots and lots of dark fruit... A thin veil of alcohol sits on the tongue as part of the after taste... Slightly tart...
M - Lots of fizzy prickly carbonation... Medium bodied... Sweet... Even and pleasant... Exquisite...
D - A wonderfully rich and complex beer..
06-09-2009 01:52:40 | More by philbe311
4.7/5 rDev +8.3%
A - Dark golden caramel brown. Not much head which surprised me. Just about a half inch tan foaminess that quickly dissipated
S - banana, vanilla, bubblegum, wheat, nutmeg, sweet tasting
T - robust chocolatey malt flavors and faint touch of hops but not too much. Wheat presence is there too of course
M - medium mouthfeel but well balanced and not too complex but definitely sophisticated
D - Delicious tasting beer. I had been waiting a long time to try this and it was well worth the wait. Loving the 8.2% abv!
06-05-2009 23:41:47 | More by JAStheAce
4.55/5 rDev +4.8%
Poured form the bottle into a wheat beer glass
A- Poured a relatively clear dark maple brown at first. After swirling the last bit of beer in the bottle and pouring the yeast into the glass the clarity diminished and the traditional wheat cloudiness was present. Magical process! Opaque, solid brown with ample 1.5" light tan head leaving trace lacing (not much). Minimal, but present, layer of foam lasts the entire drink.
S- Even in the bottle the incredible aroma is evident. The obvious banana, clove traits from the yeast hit the nose first. They are accompanied by an incredibly intense and complicated bouquet of aromas. I get spice of cinnamon, mild black pepper, and nutmeg. Fruits consisting of ripe raisins, dates, and currants.
T- Bittersweet caramel and toast (crust). Complex yeasty spice with some alcohol presence. Noble hop bitterness wiggles through at the end but is beautifully mellowed by the yeast.* The yeast spice dances with the hops and lingers wonderfully on the pallet.
M- Medium carbonation, smooth and filling. 8.2%ABV is evident after the first sip but, once again, balances well with the spice
D- Very! Each sip begs for another. The lingering spice opens for new flavors as the brew warms and the malt become even more present.
*Try a sip of this beer before you add the yeast from the bottom of the bottle to experience more of the hop flavor. It is a different brew!!
05-31-2009 03:16:49 | More by SFBeerGuy
4.22/5 rDev -2.8%
A- Amberish deep brown transparent. First pour was a little aggressive thus creating a fluffy head that sticks around but leaves no lacing. Second creates little to no head and appears murky due to sediment.
S- Smell varies. Banana, cloves, roast malts, and wheat in varying orders. Also a bit of alcohol.
T- Starts with banana to a hefe/wheat with spices. Then yeasty spice to roasted malt (though a basic malt flavor seems to be present through this beautiful flavor train). Definitely some dark fruit notes in there. Sometimes finishes with banana to accompany the slight alcohol burn at times. Taste seems to vary in general and especially as it warmed up.
M- Starts with a some what medium body but quickly becomes thin and watery. Very light carbonation. Finishes quite pleasant.
D- While one of my favorites, the drinkability is decent but not extremely high out of the bottle. I don't know why but, when it's on tap the drinkability is definitely higher. Definitely a sipper meant to enjoy when having it out the bottle.
This is a great beer. It's somewhat simple and quite complex at times. Better when it's cool to warm.
05-30-2009 03:23:52 | More by Crack1Open
4.28/5 rDev -1.4%
500 ml bottle purchased at Green's on Ponce and poured into the 100 year Anniversary Aventinus glass.
A: The glass makes it appear almost like a half and half. The beer in the "neck" at the bottom of the glass is quite a bit lighter looking than what is in the large bowl at the top of the glass. The color is a nice brown with a bit of haze. The head was huge and I had to pause to let it settle a bit to be able to finish off the pour. The head disappears over the course of a few minutes down to a nice covering that retains well. There are big sheets of lace that just can't quite stick with each swallow.
S: It has quite a malty sweet aroma with spice characteristics mixed in. I am picking up quite a bit of banana in the aroma along with some other dark fruit notes.
T: Quite a bit of banana and clove mix in with the huge caramel malty sweetness. I really like the flavor of this brew.
M: The in mouth carbonation and spicing makes this one a bit aggressive in the mouth. It is a relatively thin beer.
D: There is a bit of alcohol warming that happens from this one that makes you slow down a bit. However, there are many weizenbocks that are more aggressive than this one.
05-28-2009 02:49:43 | More by GatorBeerNerd
4.4/5 rDev +1.4%
Picked up a bottle of this on a recent beer stop. Have drank this beer several times, but never got around to reviewing it. Poured into the appropriate Aventinus glass. Looks great!
Pours brown in color. There's about three to four inches of off white head sitting atop the beer. Looks amazing in the glass. Smell is some wheat and caramel. Taste is more of the caramel and toffee notes. There is just a hint of roastiness coming in at the end of each sip. This is super smooth and incredibly easy drinking. This is nothing short of world class. Incredibly balanced and full of flavor. I could drink a lot of these and never complain.
05-27-2009 18:10:47 | More by FtownThrowDown
4.35/5 rDev +0.2%
Poured in a Moose Drool glass, which is fairly similar to the Aventinus glass they serve these in at Weisse's Brauhaus in Munich.
A- Dark brown in the thicker part of the glass, burgundy/dark amber in the thinner part. Carbonation coming up the glass like in a Hefeweizen, with a giant fluffy head. Bits of lacing stay behind.
S- Pungent sweet banana freshness. Very balanced. Easy on the nose. Slight alcohol bite.
T- Similar to a Hefeweizen in many ways, but of course darker and with hints of alcohol. Leaves a lingering sweet banana aftertaste that keeps you happy for long time.
M- Carbonation throughout but not overwhelming. Smooth. Sits well on the tongue. I would say the high alcohol and sweetness detract slightly as you finish the sip, but then it finishes calm.
D- A great beer, very drinkable but I start feeling full of malts and sugar after a while.
05-23-2009 06:17:33 | More by Spacegrass
4.05/5 rDev -6.7%
Poured from .500mL bottle to pilsner glass.
A: Pours a dark brown with orange hints supporting a very large off-white head with amazing retention and some lacing.
S: Strong cloves, dark fruits, wheat, banana, and apples.
T: Pleasantly mild with strong clove and banana, some other spices and mixed varieties of fruit.
M: Very weak carbonation almost watery, I may have just gotten a bad bottle?
D: Could drink this all day, great flavor and the alcohol doesn't come out at all.
05-23-2009 04:11:09 | More by AdmiralDiaz
4.15/5 rDev -4.4%
appearance- very dark, mild cloudiness with large amounts of free-floating yeast. little head and little lacing.
smell- over ripe fruit and clove, almost like a spicy wine. hints of spice throughout
taste/ mouthfeel - deep with large fruit over tones. strong taste of yeast. some flavors of spicy clove. full bodied beer with little carbonation. rather complex taste
drinkability- smooth, extremely yeasty. overall a great beer that could use more head and less yeast
05-21-2009 22:09:53 | More by Anthony1
4.35/5 rDev +0.2%
A minimal head dies quickly (and very loudly) down to almost nothing, which eventually disappears to absolutely nothing, leaving me with a murky, brown, muddy looking beer. Clarifies as it warms. Not the best looking, I have to say. Though I haven't had too many Weizenbocks, I have to say that Vitus (its closest competitor in my mind and the BA ratings) is a much better looking beer.
I must say that Aventinus wins on smell between those two, however. Intoxicatingly sweet malt with heavy clove background. Lots of spice here. A little bit of banana, tangerine sweetness and maybe some mango. Alcohol detectable if you really get deep down in there. A beautiful array of smells.
An outstanding flavor. Sweet and tart, with abundant spices and fleshy citrus fruits. Tropical bananas and fresh mangoes as well. You know how fresh mango can have that kind of peppery, spicy taste? I get a bit of that. A very slight roastiness and alcohol at the finish as the beer approaches room temperature.
The mouthfeel on this is similar to Vitus as well. It starts out a bit too carbonated for my liking, but as it sits, the carbonation develops into a pleasant effervescence. A nice burn when you hold it in your mouth. Creamy slickness, and a nice full body.
I love the 500ml size for this one. Just the right amount to give me a good buzz without going overboard.
Overall, this is an excellent beer, and is just about even with Vitus in my book. My ratings for the two show Vitus to be the clear preference, but its not as clear cut. The appearance is where this brew really suffers, and kinda drags down my rating.
I quite enjoy this, but since Vitus is cheaper and more readily available, I will pick it up more often. I think I prefer it slightly anyway.
05-21-2009 04:51:26 | More by photomike
4.38/5 rDev +0.9%
Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a Weizen glass. Pours a hazy burgundy color. Creamy head that is just slightly off-white. It's hard to see, but there is a lively carbonation going on. Head shrinks to a small pillow in a couple minutes. Little lacing apparent.
The aroma is like a malty hefeweizen. I'm getting sweet malts, and caramel. Also spices and citrus. Just the slightest warming hint.
I see why this is considered one of the best in the world. So creamy and smooth, I get lots of caramel, and it goes nicely with the citrus and spice. I'm getting this sort of caramalized apple taste here as well. What an impressive blend. I had no idea what to expect going into this one but I'm very pleased. There is no sign of the 8.2% ABV. Very well hidden.
Creamy and smooth. Goes down with ease. A little more bite from the carbonation than I would have liked, but thats pretty much my only knock on drinkability. Alcohol is all but non-existent. I really like this brew. It doesn't look like much, but it's packed with flavor. I'm very impressed with this one, something that I will be purchasing again.
05-18-2009 23:03:16 | More by Mistofminn
4.05/5 rDev -6.7%
500mL bottle poured into a weizen glass
Even the softest of pours leads to a huge head on this guy. A russet brown/mahogany infused body with a large cola brown cap. Body is somewhat translucent, but has an underlying haze.
Sweet malty aroma of warm caramel, apples, plums, cloves and some brown sugar.
The flavors really come through as this beer warms. Initially, the flavors were fruity and sugary. But as time went on, it tastes more like clove infused fermented apples.
Perhaps a little too carbonated, for the body is light and disappears quickly. The abv is well-hidden, only a faint touch of warming lingering low.
05-17-2009 16:23:15 | More by ColForbinBC
4.18/5 rDev -3.7%
Served in a tulip glass, poured from a 500ml bottle.
A - Pours a brown ruby color with a loose, bubbly head that pours thick but dissipates quickly. Leaves little lacing.
S - Lots of sweet spice and banana. Slightly bubblegum, with nice dried fruit backing.
T - Banana and faint tartness permeate, covered well by clove, allspice, and some vanilla. Faint coffee detected on the aftertaste, which actually works really well here. Finishes clean.
M - The rich flavors are not supported completely by the medium-thin body and active carbonation, but it's not a deal breaker.
D - Very drinkable for an 8% ABV, and it's not even that strong. I was able to polish off the whole bottle with little buzz.
Overall - I'm not sure if this one is as high a level in my mind as it is on everyone else's lists, but it's definitely a good beer.
05-17-2009 01:04:29 | More by DannyS
4.72/5 rDev +8.8%
To me, this was one of those truly eye opening beers... sure you got your beers that are hyped up and deliver... to me, this was a beer i expected to be solid (it is top 100), but it really blew me away... I have no idea how it took me so long to have one of these..
A: Rich reddish-brown body rests beneath a huge, frothy, bubbly off-white head which slowly dies down to a nice bubbly skim... could use a tad more lacing.
S: Delicate. Refined. Perfected. Bananas. Wheat. Yeast. Clove. Dried raisins. Figs. Cherries. A bit of caramel and an ever so slight alcohol.
T: The taste is intricate. Perfectly transitioning between the lighter banana and wheat notes to the richer raisin, fig, cherry and caramel notes. Alcohol is slight, and let you know you are drinking a big brew.
M: The light-medium body is remarkable for such a richly flavored creation. Great carbonation levels tingle the tongue and leave a refreshing, crisp finish.
D: Off the charts. Wish I had more than the one bottle in front of me right now. A truly great beer!
05-16-2009 21:38:42 | More by callmemickey
3.5/5 rDev -19.4%
Been reading so much about this beer in forum posts had to spring for the 4 bucks at bevmo to sample it myself.
Pours like it would be nice, Cola brown, cloudy, head that sticks with it. I remember Alexander the Grape.
Smells aggressive sweet darkness and dark fruits. Like if nerds made a side with dark fruit nerds.
Tastes ok. a little to sweet. but thin aftertaste. Like those dots you would eat off the paper roll. The dots were sweet but you'd always bite off some of the paper.
This beer overall is like the cola flavored Fizz candies. Carbonated, ethereal and should be dispensed at the candy shop, it will lick the malty lollipop.
05-16-2009 05:21:02 | More by Murchmac
4.35/5 rDev +0.2%
Aventinus 500ml. bottle into goblet on 5/15/09. Thanks to brewslut for sharing!
A - Hazy reddish copper-colored body with royal purple highlights and half a finger of bubbly off-white head that diminished into a patchy film and eventually disappeared completely, leaving no noticeable lacing on the glass.
S - Aroma ark fruits reminiscent of ripe plums, raisins and red grapes backed by a wheat malt character. The back of the aroma almost resembles a table wine, with hints of semi-sweet grapes and mild spices.
T - Dark fruits dominate the flavor with tangy notes suggesting plum, as well as hints of grape and berry sweetness, while a substantial wheat malt presence serves as the foundation of this Weizenbock. Subtle spicy clove notes work well with the dark fruit character and mask the alcohol presence, as subtle as it is.
M - Medium bodied with a round, chewy texture and moderate carbonation. Sweet and slightly sour on the palate with a very subtle bitter finish. Alcohol is virtually undetectable for such a hefty brew.
D - Fantastic German-style Weizenbock that is a true representation of the style. I mean, it is Germany's original wheat Dopplebock ale, right?
05-16-2009 02:36:15 | More by ffejherb
4/5 rDev -7.8%
Poured into a Pilsner and the foam sounds angry as it rises and then settles around the ring of the glass.
A complex aroma of grapes, prunes, dates and overall sticky sweetness.
The taste has some lingering spiciness to go along with a sweet blend of fruit. A lingering aftertaste stays on the palate.
While it's a very nice Doppelbock, I was really hoping for more from this.
05-15-2009 01:09:40 | More by kaseydad
4.35/5 rDev +0.2%
500 ml (16.9 fl. oz.) bottle poured into a weizen glass. Comes in at 8.2%. Bottling code of 09.012 1-3
A-When poured, it closely resembles the color of cola. It is very hazy when put up to the light. Off a very delicate pour, it has a massive 3.5 finger off-white head that slowly goes to two fingers before finally resting at a one finger layer. Tons of bubbles rise up from the bottom.
S-Clove, wheat, and banana are definitely noticeable, but dark stone fruits lead the way in the aroma category.
T-The sweet dark stone fruits hit first. The clove really makes itself present as it goes down. Various afterstates arise including some bubblegum as well as a peppery, spicy bite. As it warms the banana flavors really jump out.
M-Medium to heavy bodied. The massive head results in a creamy texture and the carbonation results in a nice prickly feel on the tongue.
D-Deceptively drinkable. Knowing the higher abv on this one limits its drinkability, but if I was not told how strong it was, I could easily knock back a few.
A great beer that frequently is an impulse buy when I go beer shopping. One of these days I need to go and pick up the official Aventinus glass to give this beer its proper due.
05-13-2009 04:49:53 | More by mjl21
3.78/5 rDev -12.9%
50cl bottle. Hazy deep brown with a big head that dies and leaves some thin foam. Tried to go for the massive head in the pic, but apparently I wasn't anal enough about cleaning my glass... oh well, it happens. Aroma of caramelized bananas, like bananas fried until a dark brown color. Add a little bubble-gum, nut liquer, and clove spice, and you have a pretty sweet aroma happening. The flavor has a rich caramel quality, with bubble-gum sweetness, bread, and a hint of alcohol. Banana and clove are their, but don't manifest as assertively as in the aroma. full bodied with the same effervescent carbonation that you would find in a regular hef. Something about this just doesn't quite work for me. It's OK, but more subtle bubbles would work better for me. I like how smoothly the wheat character blends in with the rich caramel components. Good stuff.
05-11-2009 23:18:44 | More by bulletrain76
4.35/5 rDev +0.2%
A: Drinking this in the sun light it looks like caramel candy in the glass.
I poured it at 45 degrees and I did not get much foam head. I left some yeast in the bottle. which when i poured directly in gave me a 1/2 head of lace.
S: intensely wheat malt hits my nose first, and a strong alcohol presence. no hops detected at all. I smell cloves mainly.
T: Big time malty wheat up front taste, with a clove and liquorish back bite. Very nice a hint of alcohol. Very warming on the tongue. I myself do not detect any hops but they could be hiding behind the alcohol.
M: Medium-bodied, with strong carbonation
D: works for me I reviewed on the 2nd one good stuff
05-11-2009 19:41:42 | More by azorie
3.4/5 rDev -21.7%
Chilled bottle into glass.
A: Pours a translucent mahogany color with ruby and amber highlights when held to a lamp. The one-inch off-white head recedes over a few minutes into a donut around the glass. Substantial lacing when I take a swig, but nothing that sticks to the sides as I drink.
S: Dark fruit, spices, wheat, bubble gum, and banana.
T: Wow, a lot of bubble gum and banana up front. The two flavors segue into a dark fruit medley, mostly raisins and plums, that lay on the sweetness. The taste ends with a combination of wheat, cloves, and coriander. Tastes a lot like a dark Belgian ale, more than a bock.
M: Medium-bodied, with strong carbonation that gives it a spicy kick but detracts from the flavor a bit. The ABV has a very slight sting and singes the nose hairs on the exhale, but it is very manageable otherwise.
D: It feels almost like this beer isn't sure what it wants to be. Very heavy tastes, but a medium body and high carbonation. The flavors blend very well, but it's heavy enough on the tongue that a single one of these is enough to induce palate fatigue. I enjoyed the first 1/3 of this but was progressively less enthused on the rest.
05-10-2009 03:45:35 | More by Arbitrator
4.35/5 rDev +0.2%
A - Began to pour this with the weizen glass tilted at 45 degrees, and the entire glass began to fill up with foam. Gave it some time to settle then SLOWLY poured the rest. Now it's a beautiful dark cloudy chestnut body with a rocky four-fingered off-white head that doesn't want to go away.
S - Wreaks of malty sweetness with a strong nose that's loaded with yeasty goodness. Hints of raisins and other dark fruits that I can't pin down.
M - Medium mouthfeel that's sticky with a moderate level of carbonation.
T - Spices up front followed with more hints of dark fruits, yeast in the middle, and then you get hit with the alcohol. Hops take a backseat to this malty brew.
D - Drinkability is off the charts for 8.2%. What a refreshing beer, and on this hot night it's perfect. The alcohol is noticeable, but the beer is so crisp and sweet I'm struggling to sip, with a strong urge to chug.
05-08-2009 23:40:31 | More by AlcahueteJ
4.25/5 rDev -2.1%
I popped the cap on this one and turned away to get my weizen glass. When I turned back it was foaming out the mouth of the bottle and down the side in a thick sticky mass. Never had that happen before.
After I cleaned up the mess, I poured. Nice mahogany color with a course cream-colored head. Reduced to a cap rather quick, but stayed there throughout.
Aroma of dark fruit, wheat malt and spicy yeast. Almost a red wine-like character to the nose with surprisingly noticeable alcohol that perks up the nose hairs.
Flavor is incredibly fruity and sweet. Black cherries are at the forefront, with some brown sugar, mild spice and warming alcohol in the finish (fairly well blended, more prominant in the nose). Hops are not detectable, but there maintains a tenuous balance; sweetness is barely held in check.
Crisp and full bodied. A bit creamy, but short of syrupy.
Awesome. A bit sweet, but complex, refreshing, and very unique. There's nothing I've had to date that I could compare this to.
05-08-2009 22:37:03 | More by Hoagie1973
4.43/5 rDev +2.1%
Found it in our local beer store, what a surpise! We had seen this beer before elsewhere, but there it had been offered in a case only, and if I remember it right, the asked price had been around 80$. We can't afford to spend that kind of money on a beer we have never even tried, so we had to let that go.
Sold in single bottles for 4.50$.
That's more like it!
It poured hazlebrown (!) into our glasses (german wife and I share all beers), the head was very thick and dark beige (even a bit brownish). And that thick head stayed!
Fruity nose gave a slight hint of lemon. Wife even thought of pineapples.
I am trying it - wow!
The alcohol (8.2% Vol.) hits me in the face immediately. I am thinking of Brandy while sipping this fine bavarian beer.
Nice tingeling with every sip, yet a very smooth mouthfeel.
05-07-2009 22:12:19 | More by Bierfreund
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,599 ratings.