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

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3,828 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,828
Reviews: 2,008
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 229
Gots: 283 | FT: 7
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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Photo of BeerGodz
4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Look: Deep reddish brown, slightly cloudy. Big head, but it dissipates quickly with a little lacing

Smell: Cloves, and dark fruit - plums mostly

Taste: Up Front: All kinds of spices, but cloves stand out. Finish: Banana, raisin, prune, clove, sweet & roasted malt

Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth & thick with low/medium carbonation

Drinkability: Oh My ME, that was easy to drink! So smooth and decadent!

Overall Impression: This Weizenbock from Germany is hands down, the best one I've had to date. Very complex from start to finish. I truly have never cared much for Wheat Beers, but this one changes everything. I could drink this any time! Highly recommended!

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

Bottle (ID 09.233 1-2 0425 1809) poured into a Hefeweizen glass. No matter how much I swirled there was still a fair bit of sediment which would not come out.

Appearance: Hazy brown with gold highlights. Huge foam upon pouring, but it died down to 1/8" thick. Some lacing at first, but it wasn't persistent. Towards the end practically no foam at all.

Smell: Cloves, hints of banana, with something spicy and sweet towards the end with a deep inhale.

Taste: Rich spicy flavor. Cloves dominate, but balanced with some sweetness (vanilla is more noticeable as the beer warms up). Quite enjoyable overall.

Mouthfeel: What seems like spicy carbonation on the tongue I think is the beer and is not carbonation since I'm not seeing anything bubbling up in the glass. Just right in thickness and smoothness.

Drinkability: This is probably the 4th time I've had this, and the first time and this time I enjoyed it as the middle two were not as good. I was going to give up on it but after having it tonight with a meal it's spot-on good and I'll definitely pick it up again. It's a beer for a meal (bacon and chicken schnitzel in this case) or over a long movie. Not a routine beer; more like a special occasion beer.

Photo of Long813
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dated: 9.260 2 0534 2824 (?)
From LCBO, 500ml

G: Chalice

A: Dark cloudy redish/brown body. Huge initial light mocha head, but it's so carbonated (much like soda) I hear the bubbles pop and the head dissipates into a ring around the glass within minutes. Good lacing is left behind though.

S: Sweet dark fruits, yeast and notably plums. Very pleasant smell, nothing overpowering and not alcohol notes.

T: Much like the aromas, but plumbs and yeast are the most dominant here. That dark plum sweetness and yeast funk make this great. Sweet malts are also evident.

M: Medium-heavy bodied with high carbonation. Makes for a very foamy texture and leaves a sweet fruitiness after each drink. It so carbonated it reminds me of a soda. Not that it's a bad thing though.

D: This is fantastic. The higher alcohol is not evidant in the slightest, the mixture of flavours are well balanced. I could drink this plenty of times.

Photo of DeutschesBier
4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Well. I have been a BA member for a little while now, but I have never gotten around to converting my "Beer Review Excel Spreadsheet" into actual BA reviews. I figure I can do this slowly but surely. As I sip on an Aventinus, I figure what better way to start than with the beer that opened my beer world. As a junior in college studying in Munich, I ventured into a place called "The Weisses Brauhaus" and ordered an Aventinus. The rest, as they say, is history.
(p.s. - I will never have another review this long, but this is my first. So deal with it.)

A - 5.0. Great dark amber, very cloudy color. Exactly what you would want in a beer of this style. Also, great lacing. I took my last sip a few minutes ago, and there is still thick foam sliding down the glass.

S - 4.5. You can definitely smell the clove, spice, banana, vanilla, etc. Surprisingly, this beer smells stronger than it tastes.

M - 4.5. Very crisp for such a strong beer. Feels a lot lighter than it is.

D - 5.0. Ahhh drinkability. Aventinus, you have gotten me into trouble before with your fantastic drinkability. With each sip, the complexities just keep coming through....and with no alcohol taste whatsoever. A dangerous, delicious beer.

Bottom line, get a few bottles of this beer, drink a couple right away, then try to age a few. Fantastic.

Photo of Daniell
3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: very generous head, black and opaque except when held up to light, then it's a nice malty colour. 4.5

S: really nice and clean. Yeasty, yoghurty. Raisins, dark fruits, and also a bit of the typical wheat beer smells- banana bunches etc. They really come together wonderfully. The beer actually reminds me a fair bit of Chimay blue in terms of the yeast smell and the dark fruits. There's sweet milkiness and also some herbs there. Really rich smell, seems Belgian to me. 4.5

T: sweet maltiness. Wheat. Chocolatey umaminess. The sweetness is very prominent though. To its credit the alcohol is completely concealed. One thing I can say is that it is a great food beer. The spiced chicken with vegetables I am eating really brings out the plummy notes in the beer, which actually makes it resemble Chimay blue even more. The food also brings out some smokiness to me. 4

M: nice and creamy and well carbonated. 4

D: It's too sweet to drink a lot of and personally it's not my favourite style. The sweetness would stop most people sessioning it I'd think (not that the 8.2% isn't of concern itself) 3

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

A: Huge fluffy head with tons of carb bubbles making their way up to the top of this one. Color presents as a darker amber with a touch of cloudiness.
S: Grapes, yeast, sugar, plums, and alcohol make their way into the nose.
T: Strong grape and fruity characters up front with some yeasty esters hanging out. Nice malty base to this one with a decent alcohol presence. Every piece of this brew is balanced...
M: Surprisingly light mouthfeel, carbonation just about right.
D: A masterpiece in a bottle. Tons of complex flavors make their way towards a fresh and full bodied brew. Looking forward to more of these in the future-

Photo of samiam32
3.65/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

500 ml into a pint

Appearance - Like a very dark cider, brown with touches of red that give it an orange-ish texture to the light. The head is a this a this cream that crowns the cup into it's brown abyss.

Smell - Very similar to a bourbon with light alcohol level, the yeast provides a very pleasant aroma to the nose.

Taste - Begins very light and sweet. As the experience progresses, the yeast flavor hugs your throat lightly as it goes deeper in your mouth.

Mouthfeel - Begins as a moderate body, but as it progresses down, it gains some weight with the carbonation. Upon completion, it leaves a sweetness that makes this Beer unique.

Drinkability - It's deceptive: while light at first, it gets heavy as the experience progresses. Enjoyable, no doubt, but prefer less carbonation sting.

Photo of katan
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml into a pint

A - Pours a hazy dark, deep brown color. The head is strong, bright white. Strong contrast against the dark beer. Quite hazy, lots of yeast. Appears highly carbonated.

S - Comes off with a yeasty, almost peppery like scent. Some sweet caramel or toffee notes are present.

T - Starts off with the lightly sweet note. Yeast notes build through the midstream, attempting to balance the sweetness. Still quite malt forward. Some graininess is present. No hopping. Finishes with the smooth sweet note, more of the caramel note.

M - Moderate to strong body, carbonation sting is coming through strongly as well. Leaves behind a clinging sugar sweet resin.

D - Very drinkable. Smooth sweet flavors are easy going down. ABV is potent, but well hidden. Not filling, despite its stronger than normal carbonation.

Photo of BeerNemesis
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aventinus. 500ml. (16.9oz.) 2010 vintage.

Appearance:
Thick and deep reddish-brown with a three-finger head and ample lacing. The head settles at about 1 finger. Had in an Ommegang Chalice

Aroma:
Raisins, sweet malts, brown sugar

Taste:
More raisins, brown sugar, very sweet malt flavors, almost no hop presence, perhaps some coffee flavor. Nice wheaty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel & Drinkability:
Minor carbonation, but a bit of sting on the finish. Alcohol warms in the mouth. Syrupy thick mouthfeel. Sweet, delicious, and drinkable but almost no hops -- so it may not appeal to those who expect strong bitterness in beer.

Notes:
One of my favorite beers of all time and certainly an exemplar of the weizenbock style.

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first rime having this beer. I use to not like any type is bock beer but not I love them.

Pours a deep brown with some red hues. Fairly clear. Head was thin and did not even last the first couple sips. No lacing.

Smells of caramel and sugary candy. There is a smell I can't put my finger on but it tastes like that smell as well.

Deep caramel and roasted sugar taste. It's almost as if it's like the toasted sugar on top of creme brule. Ever so slight toasty flavor in the malt.

Mouthfeel is good. I wish it had a little more carb but it probably wouldn't be to style at that point.

Overall an awesome beer. Not my favorite style but I'm growing to appreciate it more and more.

Photo of travduke
3.85/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2007 Vintage poured into a La Fin Du Monde tulip.

Appearance: Deep, dark reddish-brown body. No head, probably due to my VERY gentle pour to keep the sediment out, so I won't take points off for that.

Smell: Dark fruits. Cherries & plums. Yeasty. Lots of spices. Alcohol is noticeable but nothing too extreme.

Taste: Just like the smell, fruity with lots of spice. Nice warming alcohol.
Drinkability: Very smooth but the alcohol doesn't hold back.

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

Was feeling a bit extravagant, and so bought a bottle of the 1999 vintage edition of this today at Max's today. Am very, very glad I did.

The beer pours an ice tea brown color with very good head retention and OK lacing. On the nose, this is just lovely stuff. The beer has a sweet ice tea aroma, but with chocolate, cinnamon, and light clove. The blend of aromas is wonderful. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely in this fairly sweet beer, but the extended aging has imparted a lightness and delicacy that is remarkable. The sweet malt shines through beautifully in this beer, but with just enough underlying spice to counter the sweetness (which age has dialed down anyway). Mouthfeel is light, rich and long lasting... this truly is just an incredible beer. Drinkability is so good, that this beer is dangerous. What age has done to this beer is truly astonishing.... just excellent. I wonder if Casey will let me buy the rest. Yes, it truly is that good.

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

bottle served in Chimay chalices...

A - half an inch or so of off-white foam with an oddish purple hue...sits atop a beer that is hazy, magnificent reddish brown. a little bit of lacing which falls quickly.

S - belgian yeast, wheat, spices, fruit (banana, plum, hint of cherries). just a touch of alcohol. as it warms, gains a bit of smokiness.

T - nice clean yeast, coriander and bananas...sweet brown sugar, toffee...hints of chocolate and molasses. super sweet but oddly balanced.

M - cant be any better. medium bodied but insanely creamy, and just spot on carbonation. amazing how a wonderful mouthfeel just propels all other aspects of a beer.

D - wonderful beer. one i usually have in the cellar but always seem to pass by, bring it out when i know i'm in need of something delicious. is actually going quite nice with a few Euro cheeses and crackers...

Photo of berley31
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured with a large, off-white, creamy head that had huge lasting power. Body is dark-brown and very cloudy. Nice lacing left on the sides of the glass.

S: Powerful aroma of spices, lots of fruitiness... lot of phenols, here. The alcohol is present, but just slightly.

T: The alcohol is present a little more in the taste, but again, it's really pretty unnoticeable. The flavor is as complex as the aroma... the fruit is highly present, and the spices provide a nice balance between the two. Very nice.

M: Full-bodied and creamy, with fizzy carbonation.

D: Wow, that's a great example of a weizenbock, in every way. Powerful, but definitely something I'd like to tackle again.

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

0.5l bottle poured in a my Weihenstephaner Weizen glass.

Delicious beer. Simple like that. The delicacy of a Weissbier, the power of a good bock with a fruity and spicy bouquet.

A: Cloudy brown color with a creamy and persistent head. High carbonation. Dirty as a typical Weissbier (looks like thin wheat in the bottom of the bottle)
S: Pure pleasure. Very fruity and spicy. German yeasts and caramel malts are relevant. Less banana flavors than a traditional Weiss.
T: Good as expected. German yeasts and malt are again, relevant. Toffee and very light liquor upfront taste. Not bitter at all (only perfume hops could be felt). Balanced sweet.
M: Heavy and creamy body. Good carbonation, balanced sweet in the beginning and very low bitterness in the end.
D: High. Alcohol is almost imperceptible despite the 8.2 ABV. High quality German beer.

Photo of apbarwood
4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hazy brown color almost like a dark apple cider. A huge head of off-white foam typical for the style with plenty of lace and great retention. Aromas of banana, cloves, bubble gum, and a bit of green apple. Nice complexity but a could be stronger. The flavor is absolutely flawless. Typical Weizen flavors of bananas, clove and bubble gum. Also a nice malt backbone with a firm wheat flavor and a nice additional raisin/green apple fruitiness. Some added spices are noticeable as well like a bit of nutmeg. Hops are minimal and seem to act only to keep the beer from cloying. The fruity and spicy yeast-derived flavors are the real stars here. Huge carbonation as one would expect from a bottle conditioned beer of this style. Very refreshing with it's light body and massive carbonation. This is one of my all time favorite beers. A definite must try, especially if you like wheat styles.

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

A- Poured from the tap with a billowing three-finger cream colored head, rocky in texture and well-retained. The body was a turbid aged copper color with some aggressive bubble trains observed chugging up the sides of the glass. Some incredible lacing was continually produced throughout the drink. Absolutely picture perfect.

S- Smells of candy malt and huge wheat aromas dominate the nose like a fresh loaf of artisanal bread. There's some mild spiciness kicking around in here- clove? along with some yeast aromatics.

T- Sweet malt hits the palate first followed by some huge wheat in the middle, which contributes a very faint tartness. Rich flavors of caramel and clove linger throughout. The clove just seems to echo on the finish.

M- Creamy and wonderfully textured with wheat. The carbonation is aggressive but soft. The firm body is almost a bit chewy in the mouth.

D- Goes down dangerously smooth. Incredibly delicious, and the alcohol remains very well hidden. One of the best drinking weizenbocks I have had.

Photo of BatDaddy
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear dark reddish brown with an active foamy head. Head dissipates down to a few bubbles after a minute or two and a few minutes later is gone completely.

S - Banana and clove are dominant. Whiffs of clove and spice are present as well. Intoxicating.

T - Ripe banana, almost too ripe but not quite. Dark fruits and malts. Sweet and spiced with clove with a slight bitterness on the end that brings it back into balance. Yeasty. Warming alcohol. Absolutely delicious.

M - Medium bodied and smooth, with just enough bubbles and carbonation that you'd expect from a wheat beer.

D - Nice. A bit alcoholic, but oh so delicious.

Notes: Not much else to be said. Truly a great beer, especially if you're a fan of wheat beers or dopplebocks. Luckily I love both.

Photo of
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark Reddish Brown. Very clear for a wheat beer. Can see my hand on the other side of glass.

S - Malty sweetness in the aroma. Otherwise underwhelming smell

T - Rich Sweet Taste. Strong Maltiness. Very lightly hopped. Awesome Flavor.

M - Medium-Heavy body. Syrupy Sweet. Light to medium Carbonation which balances the sweetness well. Finishes very smooth.

D - Awesome!. Potent but very very drinkable. Super tasty but very smooth.

Go get this beer.

Photo of Bisho
4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is the Doppelbock (not really a Weizebock to my tastebuds) that all others should be judged against. Quite simply, there is no other that comes close to Aventinus. A true gift from the gods. Schneider hit the jackpot with this one and it's hard for me to forsee it ever being beaten.

Yes it's that good! Try it, you won't be disappointed!

I could drink this along side Weinstephan VITUS and KORBINIAN for the rest of my days and die a happy man! The only 3 Weiz beers you ever need drink again!

Photo of obywan59
3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle pours somewhat thickly into my weizen glass, giving me a 2 1/2 finger, slowly receding, barely off-white head with nice lace retention.

Smell of banana nutmeg, and cloves. Whiff of chocolate and citrus.

Sweet roasted malt. More banana and spice. Citrus twang on first few swallows, but settled down to just a hint.

Smooth, but a bit too thick for the sweetness, for my taste (or is it too sweet for the thickness???) Almost cloying.

I would drink it again on occasion, but it's a little too syrupy for me.

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

500 ml bottle, served in a pint glass. Purchased in a case at Shangy's the Beer Authority in Emmaus, PA, Oct. 2009. Bottle code 09.205 1-1 0330 2822 (not sure that is meaningful).

A: pours a deep red-brown with a half-inch head, tan and creamy. The heads settles quickly.

S: has a sweetly distinct, fruity and slightly spicy aroma - definitely some banana. Very unique.

T: terrific flavor, full of rum hints and raisins.

M: smooth, well-carbonated, and solid in the mouth. Did I say smooth already?

D: excellent overall, especially drinkable for a dark beer. One of the best.

Photo of dpodratsky3
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle poured into chalice
Wrapped in paper that says brewed in 2003

A: Super fizzy head, very soda like, doesn't look as dark as cola, but a true brown color, almost like a tootsie roll, not much real head

S: Nice and complex without being too heavy, definite chocolate aroma, adds a good base sweetness to it, bananas make an appearance on top of that, mild spice notes, definitely has settled down from the age, not super spicy and bold, but very nice

T: Has that sweet background malt note again that is similar to smell but not distinctly chocolate here, almost like a dark sugary/molassesy fruit, way more acidity than smell, spices are much more evident, still not super strong though, banana also, clove is there, still retains fruitiness of a weizen, just darker

M: Very light, carbonation is fairly high, I like that it is not heavy

D: High, easy to drink just like a hefeweizen, but has the deliciousness of a darker beer, complex, but still easy

Notes: I have only had a couple of weizenbocks before and I wasn't overly impressed. I'm glad that I finally tried a beer that does this style justice. It is great to see such good flavor profiles. It has all those light characteristics that you expect from a wheat beer, but nice, dark, and complex. Highly recommended.

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

Poured from the euro-brown bottle into a weizen glass.

Appeared pretty typical for a dark wheat beer. In appearance it was a dark brown, not completely opaque with a cream colored head. The head dissipated quickly, but this may have been due to the beer's age.

Aventinus has a smell of banana and strong smells of wheat. There was a good amount of yeast at the bottom of the bottle. beautiful figs, sugar, clove, alcohol, and malt. Wonderful beer.

In the delicious taste department, this beer takes the cake. It's like cake in that it's sweet, bready, some rye, figs, plums, a little rum or chicory, banana, clove, coriander, and caramel. It's incredible. It's my favorite beer. I'd love to see an even bigger, americanized version.

The mouthfeel was perfect, and the drinkability was amazing. Super creamy, super thick, so moist and delicious. Most drinkable dark beer I've ever had.

Photo of Chico1985
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown, off-white head is massive at first, but turns into a small layer covering the beer, tiny brown flecks sit on top from the yeast, really cool looking. Smell is great, big bread scent with many fruits as well. Taste is great, definitely leans more towards hefeweizen. Various light + dark fruits, clove, banana bread, dark malts. The doppelbock smoothness works great here with all these tastes. Very drinkable. Wow, I think I found a favorite German style. I'd love to try more of them.

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
97 out of 100 based on 3,828 ratings.