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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

3,335 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 3335
Reviews: 1962
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.68%


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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a0lbudman

Alabama

4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-hazy brown color with a tan head that faded fast and left no lace
S-banana with a bready and nutty aroma
T-banana, roasted,and nutty taste with a tart aftertaste with a warming in the finish
M- creamy texture, good carbonation and a medium body
O-impressive beer, it has the smell and flavor that makes you want more

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 22:58:11 | More by a0lbudman
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ChestSplitter

Mississippi

4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle; dated 2008. The bottle comes in a paper wrapping covered with factoids about that year -- a fun little read. Pours the same beautiful dark red/brown as the non-aged Aventinus.
Smell: amazing what 6 years in a cave does to this beer. Gone is the big banana/ester/dark fruit smell that dominates the non-aged version. Now there are more malts, bread, but also a different fruity aroma more like a good wine.
Taste: Wow. Just the best German beer I've ever had. More like a doppelback than a wheat beer. Whereas the non-aged version of this reminds me of a deluxe hefe, this beer reminds more of, say, Ayinger Celebrator, but so much better and more complex.
Mouthfeel is smooth. No other word for it.
Overall, as noted, the most interesting and best German beer I've yet had.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 23:56:15 | More by ChestSplitter
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djura

Serbia

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

Got it in 0,5 bottle. Poured in tulip Schneider glass.
A-Dark fruit color,unclear,usual for weizen,excellent tick foam. Extraordinary!
S-Mostly chocolate,caramel,dark fruits,and some alcohol in.the nose.
T/M-Rich,tick taste of dark fruits,caramel,dark malt. Very drinkable,you want to drink it all night or day. So tastefull.

O- Really excellent.Bravo.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 18:56:23 | More by djura
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roadhouse

Florida

4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 500 ml bottle into a weizen glass.

Pours a ruddy brown stool juice color. Nasty looking really.

Aroma is mild but pleasant. Sweet malt, clove, figs.

Tastes of spicy clove, and dark fruits up front. Toasty malt character with a rum-raisin finish. Pretty dry overall.

Mouthfeel is pretty light, soft on the palette at first, then a sharp boozy, clovey zing on the finish.

Really nice beer. Tried this about 5 1/2 years ago and wasn't impressed, but I'm enjoying it a lot now.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 20:39:58 | More by roadhouse
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keithmurray

New York

4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - murky brown color with beige head

Smell - grape, raisin, cola, caramel

Taste - wheat, banana, clove, caramel

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, high carbonation, slightly sweet upfront, dry finish

Overall - a bit different from other stars of the style (Vitus, Ayinger weizenbock), more reminiscent of a Dunkel hefeweizen, but tasty nonetheless.

Price Point - $4.99/16.9 oz bottle

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 22:07:13 | More by keithmurray
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sampling right now on 12/28/13. Single 550ml (16.9 oz.) bottle was purchased last night and chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler. Poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a dark hazy 'ice tea' in color with a good 1-finger+ foamy off-white head that lasts a long time. Lots of lacing is seen with each sip. The aroma is of sweet grains, dark fruit and wheat toast. The taste is even better! Wow! What a fantastic brew! Super smooth and goes down easy with NO harsh or bitter aftertaste at all! Perfect carbonation as well. Love this one!

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 23:45:49 | More by BeerWithMike
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Radome

Texas

4.73/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Served from a 500 ml bottle into a goblet.

A - Very dark brown color. It lets some light through, but this shows some cloudiness, as could be expected for a wheat beer. Head is persistent, light tan in color and appears smooth and creamy. Tiny bubbles rise continuously to the surface. Sheets of lace form on the glass when moved, but they quickly drop back into the head.

S - Wonderful aromas of earthy hops, gingerbread, molasses, raisins, plums, whole wheat toast. The alcohol is there as a sweet brandy-like note. Wow! This is extremely complex and appealing. Maybe some light cloves, but no banana note.

T - The flavors mirror the aromas. A delicious mix of wheat, warm malt, molasses, dried fruits, mild, earthy hops. There is sweet alcohol and then a medium dry finish.

M - Medium body. Smooth, creamy carbonation. Medium hops bitterness and light alcohol presence.

O - Every aspect f this beer is spot-on. A true world classic.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 04:43:45 | More by Radome
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bskrtz

Illinois

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

1 Pint/9 Ounce bottle served cold in glass beer challis.

A) Pours frothy chestnut brown mash, unfiltered and full of suspended fine bubbles. Very cloudy, short off white head dissipates quickly to leave a lacy 1/4 inch trail

S) Sweet and complex. Bananas, stewed fruit, mild spice. Classic Weisse

T) Truly delicious and very mild for such a strong beer. At 8.2% alcohol, this brew packs a punch. Raisons and dates, baked sour dough bread, banana and clove.

M) Fine bottle conditioned carbonation gives this magnificent beer a Champaign like feel. Thick, smooth and sticky, the carbonation lasts until the last drop

O) Truly a masterpiece, a fine example of its category

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 01:51:36 | More by bskrtz
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archyquaffer

Montana

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a euro-brown, 16.9 ounce bottle into a sampler. A moderate pour produces about an inch of a creamy tan head that sticks around for the duration. The beer is a murky brown with tons of carbonation. The murkiness clears up after a while, and it has a very appealing appearance despite the initial murk.

Plenty of spicy sourness wafting from the glass, including some cidery notes. Even my poor olfactory nerves continue to stand up and take notice of the yeasty aroma. I detect caramel notes at the base, with lots of effervescent spice and dark cherry-like tang, and just a touch of citrusy bitterness in the aftertaste. The tang is somewhat reminiscent of hard cider. The more I sip, the more I taste, so that eventually chocolate and nutty tones become more noticeable, along with a strong undercurrent of a Kirsch-like flavor. A bit of alcohol warming as the beer progresses. The mouthfeel is tingly and creamy.

An excellent wheat beer and very much worth a try if you want to explore the style. Wheat beers are harder for me to like sometimes, but this one is a winner. I bought the bottle for approximately 3.75, which strikes me as very reasonable. Only one store in my town of approximately 30,000 people stocks this beer. I wish Albertsons would get rid of a display case of AB product and substitute some decent imports and craft brews.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 02:26:56 | More by archyquaffer
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.96/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass
8.2% ABV, 13.177 on label.

A - Dark brown in the more volumetric parts of the beer, tan-ish brown highlights parts for a nice color with a lovely gradient but, overcome with tons of cloudines, it looks like pond water. The tight, off-white tan colored foam is packed with dense bubbles, which lower slowly leaving little lace beyond one giant finger of foam behind.

S - Aventinus smells like a loaf of fresh banana bread littered with nuts and chocolate chips topped with a drizzle of caramel for subtle sweetness. Sprinkled with clove and cocoa and finished with malt-driven nuances of cherry skin and raisin, this beer has it going on with nary a trace of alcohol!

T - Doughy bread is the perfect incorporation of "doppelbock" into this wheat beer, and boy does it have some wheat! Thick but soft wheat maintains course through the whole beer before banana and clove yeast characteristics come through and finish with a touch of dark fruitiness, trailing off with just a subtle hint of alcohol spice.

M - Smooth and rich, Aventinus has a quick way of coating the throat with it's super-soft and creamy texture. The carbonation bubbles are small enough, it seems, to give a touch of crispness as a subtle hint of warming alcohol finishes up to complete the most perfectly drinking weizenbock.

O - Aventinus is the original weizenbock, brewed in 1907 and still king of the style to this day. It's robust German hefe aroma is perfectly paired with the bready malt profile of a doppelbock for a hybrid style that is a blissful marriage of soft and drinkable wheat with filling and complex maltiness. Like a dense loaf of Banana bread made with nuts and chocolate chips, Aventinus is soft and smooth but rich and filling with a fantastic silky, creamy finish!

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 02:39:31 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Tony49er

California

4.73/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Serving Type- From a bottle poured into a Tulip Glass

Appearance- Classic German Wheat DoppleBock dark hazel nut in color, towering head even in a small glass.

Smell- Roasted Banana's, dark fruits, Slight Booze note

Taste- Roasted Banana, dark fruit, slight booze finish but not bad for a beer 8.2% ABV

Mouthfeel- Classic smooth DoppleBock

Overall- One of the best offerings in that style in the world a world class beer anyone should try its one of my favorites

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 06:28:58 | More by Tony49er
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tmzl

Slovenia

4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Look: Equal, thumb high thick off-white foam, again equal fast retention. Lots of sparkling, almost no lacing. Dark brown with some amber undertones. Lovely stuff.

Smell: Dark fruits, raisins, figs. Then comes roasted, caramel, molasses wheatines. There are some spice and yeast notes. Pleasant, balanced and inviting.

Taste: Again dark fruit at start, goes to sweet, caramel middle and closes with banana esters, cloves. Hard to find any hops but there is some woody bitterness. Sweetness stays with you for a while. Alcohol well hidden. Smooth and balanced ride.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body, almost syrupy (but in a good way). Leaves coating. Carbonation is smooth. Surprising drinkability for such a fat, strong beer.

Overall: Pinnacle of weizenbock style. Hard to imagine anything better. Complex, balanced, fuck yea.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 15:50:00 | More by tmzl
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BWED

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into a fluted pils glass.

A- Chestnut in color, with some golden hues. Very dense, off white head, and towering (even out of the bottle).

S- Classic weizen aroma, more of a fried banana, however, but the spice is there too.

T- Sweetness up front, with caramelized bananas. Roast ensues along with an alcohol finish. A bit strong.

M- Smooth, and medium bodied. Lasting tang and spice in the finish.

O- Very flavorful. I like the added roast characteristics of this one. Alcohol is apparent, though.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 03:22:39 | More by BWED
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4.79/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I have to say right off the bat that this is possibly one of the best beers that I have ever had. I poured the bottle into a weizen glass and it appeared a nice dark brown color that produced an off-white/tan-ish colored, rocky, dense head that was very well retained. Loads of carbonation. The aroma was a wheat and some other spice or aroma that I could not pin down, but whatever it was really made the beer. The taste followed the nose perfectly and was followed by a nice sweet finish. If there is a better tasting beer for this style, I would be shocked. The beer had a medium body to it, it was extremely smooth, and had excellent carbonation. The only downside was that I did not have another bottle. As I said before, this may be one of the best beers that I have had, of any style. Outstanding and a must try for any BA.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 03:47:27 | More by PhillyStyle
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Into a weizen glass:

A: slightly brown colored body from the middle to the top and starts to get slightly amber to a light amber color closer to the bottom, two finger white foamy head that rises just a bit and then falls at a nice pace to leave just some lacing that slides right into the body

S: deep dark wheat - seems slightly roasted, light "banana" estery notes, light chocolate tones coming through

T: mainly sweet and yeasty through the "roasted" wheatiness and starts to get a slightly sticky banana esters aftertaste, dry sweet finish

M: medium, sessionable - maybe, but actually not too much (it seems like it wants to sit heavy in the mouth, but something about it tries to say gulp me, I'm really trying not to), carbonation is fairly smooth and pretty good for the style, for me, I think its great

O: awesome weizenbock, I'll take this weizenbock any time any place, best one in my opinion, but hey its from Germany what does one expect

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 00:32:31 | More by BeerKangaroo
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bareju

Washington

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured out of 500mL bottle into an oversized wine glass.

A- Pours amber-brown with white finger head that lasts a few minutes before receding to the outside of the glass.

S- Sweet banana notes - not a whole lot of smell to this one.

T- Dark fruit up front, sweet malts kick in with just the slightest bit of alcohol, banana lingers. A little bit of cloves in the middle as well. Sweet throughout.

M- Quite syrupy, coated my mouth pretty thoroughly, but not in an unpleasant way. Medium carbonation, overall pretty full-bodied, but accompanies the sweetness well.

O- An excellent beer that I will definitely be coming back to. Much heavier than the Hefe-weiss beers I've had of late. Reminds me of a bit of a strong Belgian ale, especially the dark fruit notes. Very drinkable, and a good value at 8%. Probably wouldn't want more than a 500mL bottle in one go due to the sweetness.

Edit - Had this on draft last night, was absolutely incredible. Poured a cloudy, light amber brown into a tulip glass. The mouthfeel was vastly improved, and there were some nice estery notes at the end. Much less sweet than I remembered, incredibly balanced, very little alcohol taste. I'll be hard pressed to not order this every time I see it on draft.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 11:19:46 | More by bareju
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed a half-liter bottle on a cold winter's night. Why do I drink so much wheat beer in the winter? Denial? Anyhow, this particular selection fits the bill nicely. Pours up a beautiful reddish brown murk with ample light tan foam. Aroma grabs you by the olfactory bulbs with sweet brown apple, poached pears, molasses, caramelized bananas, and ample spice. The aroma is just a prelude. Palate is rich, full, sweet, and complex, with a ton of clove and cassia spice phenolics like its lighter Schneider weisse cousins (albeit on steroids), rich toffee, the aforementioned caramelized bananas, dates and plums, and a little wood or dry cacao powder to provide some bitterness. Chewy syrupy body stands out but the spicy punch prevents things from being overbearingly saccharine and I can certainly understand the comparisons to a Belgian dark ale. After a while all the spicy notes get earthy and bitter. Nevertheless, still has that wheaty refreshing character that you get from the best weizens. Another great "dessert beer", like Christmas cake in a bottle except infinitely better than the brick-hard shit that hides in your grandma's deep freeze. A world-class brew and I don't think the high ratings I have provided are too generous. If you are interested in more background info about this beer, read "Brewing With Wheat" by Stan Hieronymus. There are tech specs in there for this beer and Tap 7. Old school stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 04:50:38 | More by CalgaryFMC
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jonb5

United Kingdom (England)

3.89/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half Litre bottle, poured into over sized wine glass A: Very dark amber, opaque, retained some of the one finger head, initially lots of lacing but faded. S: Yeast, wheat, candy sugar, fruit, apple. T: So many layers, wheat, fudge, banana, molasses, initial booze burn faded to the point where it was undetectable, cocoa like bitterness at the finish. M: Heavy body, thick texture, smooth, moderate carbonation. O: A sipper, holds up against moderate Belgian offerings, second half went down much faster than the first.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 19:12:40 | More by jonb5
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on-tap at Ancora New Orleans. Served in a New Belgium goblet.

A- Pours a reddish light brown color with a full two finger head that retains well before decaying to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a thick, melty ring behind.

S- Bright banana notes combined with some Candi sugar and rich yeast. Slight trace of booze.

T- The malty sweetness provides a nice counterbalance to the alcohol with dark fruit notes and more banana from the yeast. There's also some spice and caramel.

M- Slightly syrupy but has that refined, somewhat crisp lager feel with medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- When you want a nice change of pace from all the popular American styles, a world class weizenbock can sure hit the spot.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2013 01:14:48 | More by Immortale25
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled June 14, 2013

Beer is an attractive dark toffee colour, with a very large beige head. Great retention.

Nose suggests a sweet beer. Banana comes through strongly, with with caramel and clove. Rich.

Taste is similar to the nose. Big banana flavour, with clove and caramel. Quite sweet. Tastes like dessert. Alcohol quite well hidden.

Full bodied, strong carbonation level, but not overpowering. A bit sticky.

Overall, very nice stuff. A bit too sweet to go through much of, but very nice.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 17:47:50 | More by jrenihan
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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

4.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had out of a bottle at do brassiere in Albany. Awesome. First of all haven't had a bock in awhile and although not my favorite I went due to the high rating. The ruby red color and little head was different. This smelled so fruity I was surprised. Had Belgium all over it which is great. It is a yeasty malty wheat beer with the perfect blend of fruit. This doesn't seem to be the bock I am used to. I love this beer. Perfect

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 00:49:33 | More by BradMacMullin
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scotorum

Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

s: Dark fruit,

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

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

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

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 03:48:47 | More by scotorum
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mdcrouser

Missouri

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

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

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

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

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

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

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 02:38:01 | More by mdcrouser
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C3likesbeer

California

4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

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

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 01:39:43 | More by C3likesbeer
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hopmashian

Florida

4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 22:42:20 | More by hopmashian
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,335 ratings.