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

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3,655 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,655
Reviews: 1,992
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 201
Gots: 224 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

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Photo of soupermirl
3.53/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very nice color of amber... good... slightly cloudy, with a decent ring left, not a lot of head. Smells like it should. Taste pretty freaking good. Malty, sweet, hints of something I can't put my finger on... Fairly easy to drink. I'd drink a couple.

soupermirl, Mar 08, 2009
Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A- Dark cherry color. Translucent and nearly opaque. OK head

S- Lots of chocolate banana aroma that I expect from a weizenbock.

T- Sweet and very lightly bitter on the tongue. Has a definite aftertaste of clove and banana. No alcohol gets in the way of the flavor

M- I like my weizenbocks chewy and thick but Aventinus is neither

D- Very easy to drink with a nice bite of carbonation

Pair with: dessert. cinnamon.

EnojysAnyBeer, Mar 08, 2009
Photo of OtherShoe2
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy brown with some orange peeking thru. Tremendous frothy head that lasted in some respect all the way down the glass. No lacing, but the head clung to the edges of the glass. Outstanding.

I popped the cap and began pouring into a glass on the counter -- and I could immediately smell the beer. Sweet toasted wheat, yeast, and sour cherry notes.

Layer upon layer of flavor here. The alcohol is there, but always in the background. Sweet grain, tart cherry, tons of juicy pear, a little yeasty bread, and a slight bitterness as your palate clears.

Enough carbonation in this one to keep the palate clean. So much going on, but incredibly drinkable. Finished the 1 pint+ bottle wishing I bought another. Fantastic beer.

OtherShoe2, Mar 07, 2009
Photo of Aenema
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Pours a murky deep brown with a large, fluffy head. No lacing.
Smell - Banana, clove and caramel malts stand out. Very interesting.
Taste - A memorable, layered brew. Caramel malts with banana and chocolate notes.
Mouthfeel - Creamy palate with cleansing carbonation and a crisp finish.
Drinkability - Exceedingly drinkable. Great rich, chocolately flavor with the refreshing nature of a wheat beer make this amazingly drinkable.

Aenema, Mar 07, 2009
Photo of JoeBloe
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

picked up one of the pint bottles for $4.99 - poured into a tulip glass - good bready /citrus aroma with a fair amount of carbonation and leaves some nice lacing - incredibly complex and extremely well balanced - i had to take my time with this one as it was going down too easy -it wants to be savored - even better as it warmed - i wish i had another one - next time - real good stuff.

JoeBloe, Mar 06, 2009
Photo of br3wmeister
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Huge fluffy off white head with some larger bubbles within that break making a rugged texture as the head drops. Great head retention but minimal lacing.

S- Lots of nice spicy and sweet aromas in the nose. Caramel and honey blend together to make nice sweet aromas along side some dark fruits and herbal spice. Some earthy aromas come through as well, hints of hay and grass, with a nice floral hop presence.

T- Lots of dark juicy fruit hits the tongue, raisins apricot and plums. So sweet roasted almonds and nice caramel flavors blend nicely with the fruit flavors. The yeast adds a nice spicy herbal taste that brings out great character. Lets not forget the hops, they bring some nice bite to the palate and balance the flavors out with a nice citrus and pine bitter.

M- Very soft and silky medium bodied beer, great balance and good carbonation, I am not sure I could ask for more out of the mouth feel.

Overall this is a great beer, I love this style, it is very soft but yet very complex. Great malt and hop character and the wheat does wonders. All the ingredients play well together in this brew.

br3wmeister, Mar 05, 2009
Photo of thekevlarkid
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Out of a bottle this beer was a cloudy, amber color. The two fingers of beige head displayed great retention and very good lacing. The aroma was rather sour, busy and slightly sweet; wheat, alcohol, toffee, spices and some fruity esters. The flavors were just plain outstanding and shocking in how balanced they were compared to the sour aroma. I tasted rich malts, wheat, alcohol heat, nuts, caramel, toffee, dark fruits in the esters, hints of chocolate malt and spices. Outstanding complexity and drinkability for 8%. The mouthfeel was smooth, the body medium and the carbonation perfect. This was definitely the best Weizenbock I had ever tasted and speaking purely in terms of flavor, one of the best beers I've ever had. A must try!

thekevlarkid, Mar 03, 2009
Photo of Jeffo
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this at Bert's Bierhuis in Utrecht.

Form a bottle into a weizen glass.

APPEARANCE: Pours a large 3+ finger medium-thin off-white head. Heady fades too quickly for the style, popping and fizzing its way down to a thin cap. Colour is deep auburn or sepia brown and is opaque. Medium-low carbonation with tiny bubbles evident. Head disappears totally and no lacing evident.

SMELL: Wheat malt with cloves, bananas and lemon undertones as well. Sweet caramel malt and some hints of dark fruits like dates and grapes in the distance. A nice strong scent with a underlying "coolness" to it.

TASTE: Wheat malt, but not bready like their normal hefeweizen, with cloves, bananas and lemon in the background, much like the nose advertises. Dark fruits, dates and grapes, show up again in the taste. A bit of spicy alcohol is there too, but it is well hidden. A mild aftertaste of wheat malt and dark fruits, with a little dose of alcohol spice at the end. Very complex and pleasant for sure.

PALATE: Medium-thick body with medium to low end carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, does down smooth with a bit of a bite at the end form the alcohol. Finishes with just the right amount of stickiness. Nice.

OVERALL: Very drinkable and very enjoyable for sure. This is definitely loads better and more interesting than their original hefeweizen. Only the look kept it from being a massive smash. I'd definitely pick up more of these, and I will probably age a few to see how they turn out. World class brew.

Jeffo, Mar 01, 2009
Photo of gotweid
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From a 1 pint bottle into a weizen glass. The bottle was cold when purchased and I let it set a good 35 minutes before opening. Aventinus poured a lovely deep mahogany into the glass. The 2 inch foamy head was thick, rich and slightly off white. It settled after a while to the thickness of a couple of quarters. Oh my, the beautiful aroma hit seconds after the cap came off and before I even tipped the bottle. The chocolate vanilla, banana, clove and rich malts danced in my head. The taste does not disappoint. One can easily pick up the malts, creamy chocolate and wheat. She is properly carbonated for the style and the ingredients God supplied. The sweetness of the beer dances in your mouth and goes down ever so smoothly. A wonderful beer for a cold night, or anytime. Extremely drinkable. Perfect in every way.

gotweid, Feb 28, 2009
Photo of coldmeat23
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

GLASS: Franziskaner Weiss Glass
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees

Pours a dark, golden brown, with slight ruby highlights. Big head of light tan colored foam. Retention is decent. Lacing is thin and slippery.

Huge wheat-ey, yeast-y, bread smell. Candi sugar sweetness. Hints of caramel. Bananas covered in sugar syrup. Light clove notes.

Taste is also very bread-like. Huge wheat presence, with big yeast notes, as well. Banana is big here, also, with a nice mild spice presence. Slight bitter, almost sour, quality, in a good way. Very mild hint of cocoa.

Solid medium body. Smooth enough, but not nearly the creaminess level that I like in a beer. Then again, it feels right for it's style, the way it is.

Very easily drinkable. Alcohol is quite well-hidden. Very good balance, overall.

coldmeat23, Feb 26, 2009
Photo of scruffwhor
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cola color with orange peekoo highlights. Pretty quick head, but good bubbling. Nice ring o' foam. Wheaty bananas and cloves mixed with some faint caramel malts and a little bubblgum. Some light sugar water drizzled over soe cooked bananas and hot breakfast cereal, mad mostly of wheat. Lots of cloves with maybe a few pruins. The alcohol adds to the fruity flavors of this beer, but cuts some of the yeasty flavors away. The alcohol also adds a nice long warming linger to the flavor and palate. Would almost taste and feel sessionble until the beer warms up. But the alcohol is no overwhelming in the least.

scruffwhor, Feb 26, 2009
Photo of Parrotshake
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Slightly murky, less than a finger of tan head. Held up to the light, much like a glass of mostly flat coke with a some stuff in it.

S: Bread, alcohol, cocoa, as well as some refreshing spicy kind of thing I can't quite place.

T: Malty as hell up front, vaguely Christmas-pudding - all loaded up with rum and fruit but not at all too sweet/cloying, slow, spicy burn after that. Very nice.

M: Medium body, a little more carbonated than I'd expected. Finishes warm. Smooth, rich and worth taking your time with.

D: I picked one up casually on the way home from work and now I'm legally unable to drive back and get a couple more for a while. That's the only problem I have with it, I guess. Extremely more-ish for a beer with such a pronounced alcohol character.

Parrotshake, Feb 25, 2009
Photo of Rennpferd
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It poured a deep golden brown. It had a three finger head that slowly retreated down the edge of the glass. A heavy amount of carbonation could be seen rising from the bottom of the glass.

It had a spicy grape and pomegranate scent. Sugary malt and lite hops were present as well.

Spicey hops taste, smooth rich malt with a tart hop finish. Complex and refreshing. It had a medium body that went down easy.

A very good beer. Complex and refreshing. Well worth the price and hunting it down.

Rennpferd, Feb 25, 2009
Photo of kemoarps
3.85/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a beautiful deep ruby amber, with a light tan head, that lasted beautifully.
The smell is sweet, with a strong fruit aspect, especially banana. Also a bit yeasty on the nose.
The taste follows the nose, but with a bit more bitterness. The dominant flavours remain the banana and yeast, some cloves and the aforementioned bitterness. Reminds me in some ways of the New Belgium Abbey, but only in some nuances.
It's gentle on the palate, the carbonation is not overwhelming, and it goes down quite smooth. For an above average alcohol content beer, it is not particularly noticeable, which in this case is kind of nice. It's also a beer I could see myself drinking several of if that happened to be what I had, as there are no aspects that really limit it's repeatability.
I bought this on recommendation from one of my residents, who had overflowing praise. I came in a little bit skeptical, because that's just the way I take other people's recommendations. I enjoyed it, though.

kemoarps, Feb 23, 2009
Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 500ml single at Arctic Liquors in Steamboat, CO around $4.

A: this one tried to escape the bottle before I had a chance to pour it, cloudy dark brown with a cream colored head, about half an inch or so thick, not real dense or rocky, recedes to a film.

S: Big time banana and clove flavor, much more pronounced than a regular hefe, faint hints of chocolate, has a distinct yeast smell, somewhat plastic, but not out of place. Light burnt smell as well.

T: Follows the nose exactly, banana, a little more chocolate in the mouth than the nose though, a little bit of tangy wheat in there too. Booze is really well hidden for 8.2% (as stated on bottle) strong yeast presence. All the flavors of a solid hefeweizen but amped up. Excellent. I'm really digging this tonight, as opposed to other times I've tried it. Great beer.

M: Thick and creamy, faint carbonation, slight booze warmth.

D: Dangerously drinkable for such a high abv. Tasty beer, a few pints of this would be awesome. Highly recommended. A beer that I will try to have on hand.

pokesbeerdude, Feb 20, 2009
Photo of Halcyondays
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Half-liter bottle,

A: Pours a murky, dirty brown with a, rather light for a weizen, off-white head.

S: Outstanding. Freshly baked banana bread.

T: Dark malt, pumpernickel/rustic dark bread is heavy on the first sip with a lot of sweetness. Ethanol and spice (cinnamon, star anise) come out with the banana and rich clove flavour to finish the beer.

M: Medium/full bodied, moderately high carbonation, very smooth, rich, a bit of an ethanol slickness.

D: A good beer and certainly regarded as the classic of the style. One of the best weizenbocks I've had for sure. Strong, tasty flavours make this a sipper, space it out over an hour and enjoy.

Halcyondays, Feb 19, 2009
Photo of eruckart
4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Purchased at a local liquor store out of sheer curiosity and was pleasantly surprised with this beer. I unknowingly had a glass from the brewery from a previous trip to Bruisin' Ales that just happened to be the only glass large enough to hold the beer. I have not had any Weizenbocks before this so I did not know what to expect. It had a sweet taste and quite a bit of head which left some nice lacing on the glass as I drank it down. During my last trip to Bruisin' Ales I picked up a 2004 bottle of the Aventinus to try side by side against a regular bottle of it to see how it changes as it is aged.

eruckart, Feb 18, 2009
Photo of droomyster
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

For those who have not tried it and are skeptical about its universal round of applause: yes, Aventinus really is all that! It pours an extremely cloudy spectrum that ranges from a hazy yellow at the thinnest points in the glass to an impenetrable brown at its deepest, with a big, frumpy, tan head standing on top of it all. Its aromas span the spectrum of straightforward wheatiness at one end to complex dark fruits and spices at the other. Yeastiness also comes through loud and clear on the nose, as it does on the palate. Dark fruits including prunes, raisins, and berries, along with a nice toastiness and yeasty softness all blend on together in perfect harmony. For the past 5 years I've been having perhaps two or three of these per year. No matter how many beers in the same or approximate categories that I try, Aventinus remains one of my all-time favorites.

droomyster, Feb 18, 2009
Photo of scootny
4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just the best example of the style. A huge head that arrives explosively and stays for eternity. The beer stays covered. Vigorous carbonation is easily seen even though the brew is an opaquely cloudy mahaogany. That is before I make an effort to swirl the yeast in. A light touch of lacing in spite of the abv and low hop content.

Smell is massively fruity. Big banana, clove, raisins. Hints of anise and a spicy pepperiness. Sweet wheat malt adds a sour lemony twang.

Taste is beyond words but I'll try... Large banana yeastiness with a sweet wheat malty backbone. Clove in abundance with a subtle lemon presence, a gentle twang. Yeast dark fruit esters. A melon like juiciness. Alcoholic sweetness in the finish. A mild hop bittering and a lingering fusel note as well as graham flavored breadiness.
Feel is velvety, carbonation is creamy.

Drinkability is better that it has a right to be. While just a touch hot it nevertheless encourages you to go for it. The abv does not call out and the taste and feel is seems lighter than it is.

The paradigm for the style. It has all the attributes of a hefe and a bock in the same glass. At the same time it takes each to a new level in brewing.

scootny, Feb 16, 2009
Photo of biggred1
4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Turbid, brown body with a fizzy off white head that subsides quickly, minimal lace. Smell is very savory, vanilla, apple, clove, cocoa and banana. Tastes much bigger than the aroma with a nice bubblegum/banana-clove-vanilla quality up front, followed by gingerbread and an almost vinuous chalky smooth, dry finish. Medium mouthfeel with a ton of carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden. One of the finest beers out there. Outstanding.

biggred1, Feb 14, 2009
Photo of Amalak
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a cloudy brown, mostly opaque. Thick, foamy head. It has a mild wheat and vanilla smell to it.

Very intense taste. The wheat jumps out at first, but the banana and vanilla sit in the back of the throat. The aftertaste is too much, but I respect the uniqueness of this beer.

Amalak, Feb 14, 2009
Photo of Vengeance526
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy brown color with a thick, frothy, 3-4 finger white head and moderate amounts of lacing.

Smells of wheat and fruit. Banana, citrus and some grapes all come through. Mildly sweet.

Taste also imparts a mild sweetness with notes of banana and grape. Wheat and cloves also evident.

Mouthfeel is fairly smooth. Alcohol is mostly hidden but does start to come through near the end. I probably wouldn't want more than one of these in a sitting, but this might be worth picking up again some other day.

Vengeance526, Feb 14, 2009
Photo of DeusExChronica
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oh, I'm so glad I came across this beer. Wheat beer fans rejoice, this is an excellent find.

Appearance - The beer pours out as a cloudy brown/dark amber color. Although the murky color may not seem the most appealing, the dark wheat color is still inviting. The head builds up quickly and fades away fast; no lacing on the glass.

Smell - Initially heavy wheat and malt. Citrus came through nicely as I continued. Seemed to pick almost a smokey scent but not sure; there were other scents that I couldn't put my finger on (I'll need to try the beer again).

Taste - Wonderful rich malty taste. Banana bread and small clove flavors come through well without being overpowering. With each sip there was a great transition going from a slight sour to a sweet malt flavor at the end. The taste of the alcohol is strong but all the flavors are so well balanced it doesn't stand out.

Mouthfeel - A little carbonation at the start; very smooth on the tongue

Drinkability - Overall this is a beer that I can and will drink again. Even if you're not a huge wheat or malt fan like myself you will enjoy this beer. While the alcohol strength is masked well by the complex flavors, it is still a strong beer, and one that I would rarely have more than one bottle of in a sitting. As much as I want to say this is a perfect beer, I want to see if Schneider and Sohn can improve anything on it.

As a fan of hefeweizens and good malt beers, Aventinus should not be overlooked. It is well priced and worth the money.

DeusExChronica, Feb 12, 2009
Photo of hoplover82
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a hazy deep light brown color, with a medium to small off white bubblyhead that quickly dissapates to nothing. No lace noticed.

S-Smells like a grape slushy. Slightly clovy, actually gets very clovy as it warms. Lots of grapes dominate.

T-Very dark fruits some alcohol warmth raisins, sweet bread dough. Very sweet caramel. Must have used spicy hops. Very light bitterness.

M-Full to medium bodied because of all the bubbles. Pretty smooth sipper.

D-Just one of two.

hoplover82, Feb 12, 2009
Photo of jamesm7485
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Been drinking nothing but dipa's ris's and all that crazy stuff latley so its time for a change!

The beer pours with a light amber base that gets progressively darker as it reaches it's perfect white head.

Smells like a bastard child of la folie and ayinger doppelbock absolutley heaven

The taste has less sour tones than the smell would lead you to beleive however the over powering sweetness that is present in some doppelbocks is much more controlled here.

The mouthfeel has some initial carbonation but is very smooth overall not ten fidy smooth but this isnt exactly ten fidy now is it.

Drinks very well for the abv and the style probably couldnt do more than a few bombers without being on my ass but amazing never the less

jamesm7485, Feb 10, 2009
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,655 ratings.