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

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Ratings: 3,888
Reviews: 2,023
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 239
Gots: 310 | FT: 6
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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

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 tchenery
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours a nice dark tan to light brown. I poured it into a weizen glass and it's much lighter at the bottom where the light can come through. It has a nice thick frothy head of very small bubbles that is very alive and plenty of carbonation coming off the bottom of the glass.

It smells beautiful. It definitely has that nice sweet wheat smell but with a little darker plum scents as well.

The beer tastes incredibly smooth and has an exceptional roasted malt backbone with a nice warming alcohol ending.

Very drinkable and delicious.

Photo of Mora2000
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy red-brown color with a white head. The aroma is great with notes of bananas, cloves, toffee and vanilla. For the flavor I get caramel malt, bananas, cloves and toffee with a fair bit of alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A great beer.

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

500ml poured into my Duvel tulip

A - Around a 2 finger head with good retention

S - Dark Fruits, yeast, banana

T - Sweet cloves, dark fruit, for some reason I'm tasting some grape

M - Full bodies and smooth

D - Seems fairly filling, but I did have another beer before it. I would not want more than one 500ml bottle in a night.

Photo of joesc230
4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is, without a doubt, one of my favorite beers. It's a smooth German doppleback that's easy to drink (which surprised me, considering the ABV). This wheat beer has a wonderful banana smell and aftertaste. Just the right amount of carbonation, with an amber/brown color. In all, I highly recommend it.

Photo of buschbeer
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured into a nonic to a mountain of off white to tan head. It is dark amber/burnt orange in color. You could almost call in brown. The aroma is banana, clove, and yeast. The taste is banana, clove ,and other spices. The spices and carbonation tickle my tongue and throat. I can can taste the toffee malt in it as well. This is a very good beer. The alcohol is hidden nicely.

Photo of hawks10
3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottled around September 2008 - Poured into my Schneider Aventinus tulip/bulb glass...

Pours a relatively clear dark brown with a slight purple tinge, turns a dark amber when held up to the light. Two fingers of very light tan head forms and quickly dissipates, leaving no lacing behind...

Sweet ripe dark fruits with a bit of spicy yeast and a good deal of wheat. Raisins, figs, clove and caramel...

Sweet and malty, no sign of hops here. Much like the nose, dark ripe fruits and wheat dominate, with a slight earthy spice lurking in the background, a bit of alcohol burn starts to accumulate as I drink...

Medium bodied, smooth and creamy, slick, low carbonation...

Always a classic, but I prefer Aventinus fresh...

Photo of rampole
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

a a really nice two finger head beautiful copper colored cloudy brown my wife says dirty river water.

s fruity yeasty goodness happy smell

t cloves lemon grass wheat yeast

m good carbonation

d 3 of us are presently spliting the bottle everyone loves it but feel like 1 is enough for one day.

Photo of Daniellobo
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reliable and very pleasing weizenbock. A bit thinner and feeling less complex in this draft serving, although still rather worthy.

Presentation: 500 ml. draft serving. Menu lacks any information. Served in a commemorative Aventinus tall glass.

A - Amber brown haze with visible carbonation climbing up. Shows a large wheat foamy head with good retention, surface memory, and lacing.

S - Wheat and yeasty smell, with a nicer tone of spices and dark fruits, clove, and sweetness. Not as rich as the bottled form, this might be a bit too cold...

T - Rich wheat taste with a long range of spices and a bitter-sweet citrus balance. Again nice, but lacks a touch of the depth of the bottled form.

M - Medium-high body with similar carbonation and a thickness in texture that gently makes it stand apart from its lighter cousins.

D - Very high drinkability, alcohol less noticeable in this cold draft but the brew still offers a nicely rounded experience.

Notes: Glad and surprised to get hold of it on tap. Nice but... Hmmm, I may stick to the bottled version when having the choice between the two.

Photo of jpkoch1962
4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the outstanding beers of its kind. Thie Dopplebock (with a large dose of Wheat in the mash bill) is a near perfection of the brewing process.

It pours a deep auburn brown. The dextrins of this beer force the cabronation bubbles to the top in one long glorious chain to form thick, long lasting creamy head. Aroma of cloves, choclate and bubble gum fill ones senses.

The taste is truly complex. This beer has the character of a dunkles weizen and a dunkles bock. But this beer has a crisp clean taste that one doesn't expect from a Weizenbock. The body is full of dextrins -it is full with a smooth carbonation that keeps it from being cloying. Yet, both the front end and the middle of this beer have all of the flavor of a Wiezenbock. Spicy cloves, bannana, and bubble gum can be detected. Yet, the phenols are by no means over powering. This beer finishes with a clean, dry, crisp ending that is quite refreshing. Alcohol cannot be detected until the finish, but it doesn't overpower. Which makes this beer quite deceptive. It"s 8.2% ABV demands respect. It is not meant to be guzzled.

Photo of therube
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Gulu-Gulu Cafe in Salem, MA. Served in the Aventinus glass.

The appearance of this beer is fantastic, especially served in the unusual looking glass made for it. The color is majestic and powerful. The head is fluffy and commands your respect and attention. This is the prettiest beer in the room.

The smell is good, but I had only seconds to smell the beer before my hand grabbed the glass and put it to my lips.

This beer tastes better than it looks. It's surprisingly complex but never confusing. Its taste is unique, but devoid of gimmicks. On the whole, it is masterfully balanced wheat beer with a taste you'd be hard pressed to find replicated anywhere else.

The level of carbonation is good and Aventinus is a pleasure on the mouth. It's a little on the viscous side, but it's hard to imagine it any other way.

This is one of my all-time favorite beers and I always get excited to drink one. The drinkability is almost dangerous considering the ABV.

Photo of thain709
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A cloudy, dark brown body with a creamy, light, light brown head...great retention which led to nice lacing

S - Aromas of banana, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, yeast, and sweet caramel

T - The flavors of this beer just pop...they are married together very nicely...the banana and spices come out first...in the middle of the beer you get the yeast and wheat malt flavors...the spices come back at the end to add to the finish which is filled with the sweet caramel

M - Medium bodied...a little more towards the fuller side...creamy

D - This is a great beer...I can remember having one of these fresh at the brewery a few years ago so nothing German for me beats an Aventinus

Photo of Mosstrooper
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16.9oz bottle into 23oz NY Mets pilsner glass.

Appearance: Cloudy, dark copper color with a very large off-white head that leaves very thick lace as it goes down.

Smell: Cloves, grapes, yeast, and wheat backed up by hints of caramel malt.

Taste: Sweet cloves and malts at the beginning, with a strong yeast finish that has hints of sweet alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Rather full-bodied with balanced carbonation and a warm finish

Drinkability: This is an excellent beer- very much like a Belgian beer that also has characteristics of a hefeweizen. Highly recommended, and something I would be more than happy to drink again.

Photo of glazeman
3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Ashley's in Ann Arbor, served in a tall glass. I don't have much experience with the Weizenbock class of beer, but will do my best to give this one a fair review.

A; The color was a dark brown with a nice off-white head that had excellent retention, but only a little lacing.

S: The smell is mostly of fruits and wheat, with a little bit of caramel also. The main fruit notes I got were banana and raisins.

T: The taste is very similar to the taste, not much at all in the way of hops, although there was a tad of bitterness at the end. This is mostly a sweeter/grainer beer.

M: Medium bodied, but still pretty crisp due to it being on the higher end of the carbonation scale.

D: I don't really know what it was about this beer, but for some reason I really enjoyed the first half, but was much less excited about the second half. Maybe it would have been better outside in the heat instead of indoors in the air conditioning.

Photo of flipper2gv
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Sampled at Mondial de la bière 2010 in Montreal without any notes, so this is from pure memory so the review can be somewhat inaccurate.

A: Kind of dark yellow opaque beer. Not a nice color the full white head and the nice lacing compensates for it.

S: Cloves, banana, nutmeg, nuts (in general), somewhat earthy with a good level of caramel malts.

T: Cloves, banana, nutmeg, nuts, caramel malts, a good level of bread, cinnamon.

M: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.

D: very easy drinkable, even more when you think it's a 8.2 and the alcohol was very well hidden.

Notes: felt more Belgian than German to me.

Photo of muttyd
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Cracking an Aventinus on a Monday night in June. Why not?

A - Beautiful deep brown/amber pour into the classic Aventinus glass. A fizzy off white head fades to a small ring that remains throughout the session.

S - Clove, banana, sweet caramel malts, and ripe fruits. Classic German bock aromas. When it comes to weizenbocks, this truly takes the cake.

T - Follows the nose. Very sweet, malty, and boozy. Warms as it goes down. Love this beer.

M - Fizzy on the tongue, chewy, and sticky finish.

D - Love this beer.

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

500 ML bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

Strong scents of banana and clove permeate as soon as the beer is poured; very vibrant with pepper, nutmeg, and yeast scents as well. Mouth whetting and very pleasant on the nose.

Three large fingers of light brown to dark tan dense, and fluffy head rest upon a dark chestnut hued body; excellent head retention.

Tastes of banana up front with honey-like sweet grain. Raisins, a dash of nutty flavor, and hints of clove are thrown into the mix. Is that bubblegum as well? I believe it is. Finish is medium in length (I confess that I am not sure what a medium length is, but the flavors don't linger very long). Bitterness hits very early on but never rises above a mild/moderate level. Helps to balance the substantial malt profile. I believe the length of the finish does a great job of increasing drinkability because the flavors just work so well together its near impossible to not have another sip

Highly carbonated with a medium body and a light mouthfeel that coats the tongue

Overall a deliciously malty Weizenbock with great balance; complex, drinkable, and utterly enjoyable.

Photo of ImusBeer
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Came in a 16 pint brown hazy with an off white head finger small bubbles. The aroma is bready and yeasty.
Taste mimics smell, with the addition of malt very Belgian bready beer. The mouth seems malty syrupy at first then finishes clean. You can't taste the alcohol here at all very smooth.

Excellent!

Photo of Walken
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Schneider & Sohn: Aventinus, Weizenbock (2008) (Tasted 06/03/10)
16.9 oz. bottle into a cervoise goblet.

Appearance: Hazy, dark brown beer with ruby highlights capped by a teeny off-white head of tight bubbles, good retention, minimal lacing.
Odor: Dried banana and currant, whiffs of clove, powdered sugar and burnt caramel.
Consistency: High end of light bodied with a surprisingly assertive level of carbonation for an 8.2% bock that has been sitting in the fridge for two years.
Taste: Flavors of powdered sugar, dried banana and a distinct yeast-derived ripe, red fruitiness that is amplified by the tangy wheat and slight oxidation, contributing a slightly tart edge to this beer. Sweetness is prevalent, but there is a semi-bitter roasted character to this beer that promotes some semblance of balance, even after the initially minimal bitterness has faded. Finish shows a shift in direction, roasted chocolate flavors become more intense and leave a nice combo of dry chocolate and tart, fruity, wheat tang on the tongue.

I was hesitant to post tasting notes on a two year old beer, but this one really shined after aging, on par, scorewise, with a fresh bottle. Drink it.

Photo of ScottyC
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pretty dark and cloudy -- muddy.

Smell: Very fruity -- raisins and dried, dense fruits really come through.

Taste: Great! Very complex with lots of wonderful fruit tastes. This paired with the wheat makes a sweet and fruity pair.

Drinkability: Take it slow with this one. But for how much flavor it has -- it's very doable. With how much comes in one bottle (500mL ?), you'll only need one.

Photo of tjinohio
3.25/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: A ruby-bruin color with a nice eggshell white head that provides nice lacing

Smell: Interesting. I get the top-fermented estery banana of a Belgian ale along with a yeasty slice of white bread.

Taste: This beer calls itself a top-fermented dopplebock ale. Thats what you get in the taste. There is a fruitiness belying a dopplebock. This is, I imagine, indicative of a weizenbock, but it is an unusual blend given the German origins of this beer. Additionally, I found that it left a sour aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: It is a little slick, but the carbonation is pleasant.

Drinkability: Not really a fan. I found the pint bottle more than enough.

Photo of irisier
3.78/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 500ml brown bottle.

Appearance: Dark murky brown with a nice tan head.

Smell: Juicy fruit and caramel smell. Some wheat spice is also noticeable.

Taste: Fruity and spicy with some decent sweetness and little in terms of hops. A bit grainy on the end. Tasty.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a pretty high carbonation that enhances the bite from the wheat spice.

Impressions: Tasty and refreshing despite the high alcohol content.

Photo of eric5bellies
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank from my Erdinger Weizwen Glass.

A - Pours a nice hazey brown witha nice white frothy head that stays the distance.

S - Heaps of dark fruits and figs with bready aromas as well as orange spice.

T - Wo this is top shelf beer. Such nice flavours of clove and banana with caramel. It's so incredib;ly well balanced.

M - Medium body perfec carbonation and damn smooth

D - This is a last night on death row brew. Absolute quality in every department.

Photo of WhiteOak
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From a fresh keg, the Aventinus is vastly better than its bottled version, offering a much more complex, delicious beer.

A- Dark tea colored. Good off-white head.

S- Aromas of banana, juicy fruit gum, dark toffee, caramel malt. The bottled version displays characteristics of a good 20 year Tawny Port; dates, prunes, carob.

T- Fruits, banana, sweet dark toffee, roasted honeyed nuts. The fading finish is of sweet caramel malt and nuts.

M, D- A sweet stickiness is counterbalanced by a perfect CO2 level which cleanses the palate. Very, very drinkable. Try this with an excellent cheddar.

Photo of charlesbyrd
4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a hazy rust brown with glimmers of orange at the edges of the glass. There's a noticeable amount of carbonation crawling up the edge of the glass, very aggressive. A thick tan head sits atop the brew and continues to regenerate with this heavy supply of bubbles. There didn't seem to be a terrible amount of sediment in this bottle, even though it is unfiltered and bottle conditioned.

S: Very sweet at first, I initially get the aroma of chocolate covered fruit. There's also a definite clove scent, and maybe even some caramel (there's alot going on here!). I gives off that unique Belgian-y aroma, even though it's not. Once I let the beer warm up a little, the chocolate aroma makes more of a prominent impression.

T: Like no other beer I've ever tried, the Aventinus changed immensely over the course of my tasting. At first, I got mostly a sugary sweetness paired with mild spice. I can definitely see where other reviewers get that "stewed fruit" taste from. There's really no bitterness at all to this beer, just a nice vanilla end at the back of the throat. Again, I must recommend that you pace yourself with this one. As the beer warms up, the flavors start to mellow out as the sweetness gives way to the dark chocolate malt and clove. All the while, it still maintains its characteristic wheat base.

M: At first, I thought I might need a spoon for this one. It's not creamy like a stout, but it has a definite oily texture that allows the flavors to linger on the tongue for a while. The alcohol is mildly pleasant and adds a subtle warming effect through the whole event.

D: This is a wonderful beer and one of my favorite tasting experiences. It was so much fun to sit with this beer and sort out all the flavors as they moved in and out of the spotlight. I will admit that the sheer complexity of the Aventinus makes it far from sessionable, but I would love to pair it with a tart dessert, maybe a cheesecake, to play against the sweet and spicy character.

My roommate picked up a Schneider Weisse the other day and I'm looking forward to comparing it to this, its "massive twin," as the brewer calls it. High hopes!

Photo of RuudJH
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

German weizen, named after St. Aventinus (the one from the 12th century).
0.5 l bottle.

Colour dark brown. Nice creamy head too. Very good carbonation.
Smell is defenately chocolate and raisins. Also the weizen regular of banana and yeast.
Taste is similar, with a bit of caramel. It's actually quite sweet. The alcohol is warming.
The beer is soft and smooth on the palate.

Even though this brew is too sweet for my taste, I would still recommend it, but only when saved to enjoy on colder/rainy days.
It will be so much better then.

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,888 ratings.