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

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world-class

3,490 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,490
Reviews: 1,978
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 181
Gots: 174 | FT: 5
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.

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sevopie

Colorado

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

Appearance - Coffee-like color, and you can see the sediment inside, only adding to the coffee appearance. Toffee-colored head.

Smell - Wheat smell dominates with a heavy sugary fruit smell to it; plums, apples, and figs.

Taste - Wheat again dominates with fruits laced with alcohol taste. Raisins seems to come out more in the taste, with a hint of apple. Also has a subtle brown sugar flavor.

Mouthfeel - Sediment adds another interesting level to the mouthfeel. Lighter for a weizen, with a heavy dose of carbonation.

Drinkability - Goes down easy, but doesn't hide the 8% as well as I might have hoped. Still a delicious brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2008 02:25:39 | More by sevopie
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kinger

Ohio

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

Sturdy wheat with a nice aroma and awesome flavor. Refreshing wheaty scent, very crisp. Pour is a light amber/dark copper huge head and moderate lacing. Satisfying to the palate, with a strong alcohol finish that is exceptionally smooth. Flavor is truly remarkable. Underlying wheat presence with a nice malty sweetness. Well balanced and very drinkable. Great brew here.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2008 20:10:57 | More by kinger
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jamiejohnson

California

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This has been a wheat clincher in my frig for fifteen years. It's the brew I always turn to as the grand finale to a Weizen afternoon. You can't beat a heavy-on-the-alcohol malt assault after a couple (yeah sure) of standard Weizens. Seriously, this is a world class beer that sets the standard in this micro style (few attempt this quest.) Smooth as a Samui wave that glorys the arrival of a Thai evening, this purple-labeled bottle delivers satisfaction to the few that appreciate a beer well done, excellence accomplished by the same brewery that awards us with the exceptional Schneider Weisse. I'm clinched once again.

I've had a few,
Yes it's true.
Doppel my wheat,
Bock my brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2008 02:04:36 | More by jamiejohnson
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cnally

Indiana

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

Here is beer in a purple-label bottle. Last time I had one of those, I ended up with a mouth full of berries. Not this time.

The Aventinus pours with little carbonation and a very slight head. It has a beautiful cloudy mahogany coloring. I would say it looks "dirty-red"

A yeasty smell rises up from this beer with aromas of cherry, honey and apple cider.

There are major flavors of apple and honey in this beer. Also, a slighly bitter aftertaste arises, yet is is nice, like a licorice almost.

It feels fizzy and frothy. Definately a heady drink, full of body. Packs almost too much of a punch.

I love the angle here, but there is something going on with the aftertaste. It leaves a minute sourness which does not detract from the overall impact of the beer, just my desire to have another.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2008 01:35:15 | More by cnally
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Hullabaloo2

Nebraska

4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma - Malty sweetness, grape/prune aroma is prominant, mild alcohol. No diacetyl or DMS. No perceived hop aroma.

Appearance - Brown with nice copper highlights. Pours a thick 2 finger tan head that dissipates into just a ring around the edge. No lacing.

Taste - Malt sweetness with prune like esters, slight caramel from the boil, and alcohol on the finish. Again, no diacetyl, or DMS. No perceived bitterness. Very clean. No significant lingering flavors.

Mouthfeel - light to medium body. Medium to heavy carbonation. The alcohol is subdued. No perceived bitterness.

Overall Impression - This is a good beer, and a wonderful example of the Weizenbock style. This is a very drinkable beer, but is complex enough that you can drink it slowly, and enjoy its aromas and flavor. This makes it a good choice for many different situations. I highly recommend this in your regular rotation. If this isn't enough for you there is an Eisbock version that is outstanding!

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2008 04:30:21 | More by Hullabaloo2
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Herrbrokt

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from bottle.

Cloudy-murky nut brown appearance.

Smell of overall spiced sweetness. Banana chocolate yeasty clove

Taste deep and complex . very balanced up front. sweet spiced caramel and light fruity chocolate molds into a lingering crispness

smooth and silky in the mouth at first with fair carbonation. leaves the mouth feeling crisp and acidic.

Very enjoyable beer! very complex. I haven't decided yet if the crispy acidic end is something I'm a fan of: but it does buzzz....

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2008 01:58:57 | More by Herrbrokt
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MiScusi

California

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

Had on tap at The Back Abbey in Claremont, CA.

A- Pours a murky brown with an off white head. This was poured into a Ayinger Celebrator flute glass.

S- Obviously dark malt, with wheat and the phenols and esters that come with it. Clove and banana were apparent but not excessive.

T- A really nice balance of chocolate, caramel, wheat, and the yeast by-products of phenols and esters. Really tasty.

M/D- Really smooth due to the enhanced malts but still spritzy enough to be similar to a hefe. Just good all around here. One of those beers that after you take a few sips you just want to keep on sipping it. Becomes addictive I guess you can say.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2008 06:19:42 | More by MiScusi
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elniko

Texas

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

Poured into weizen glass from bottle

A: Hazy dark amber, finger of head that dissipated. Carbonation apparent. Interesting looking brew.

S: Strong wheat tones with hint of alcohol as well. Very nice nose.

T & M: Wow, I really really enjoyed the taste of the beer. Strong wheat tones but the body much stronger that the typical hef that I've had. I'm really looking forward to the next Saint Arnold Divine Reserve which will be in this style.

D: Highly drinkable, I thoroughly enjoyed this beer and will definitely be having again.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2008 22:22:07 | More by elniko
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BeerBelcher

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Maybe it was because I had this beer at Cafe Brucke in Milwaukee, where the owner is fastidious about presentation detail and the beer always seems super-fresh, but this tasted great to me.

It poured a dark but brilliant mahogany color into a weizen glass. Lots of head with great staying power. Aroma is clovey with a significant malt presence and quite pleasant. Flavor is clovey, fruity, with some bock-like maltiness. It is a substantial beer, but is not heavy and hides its ABV quite well. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. If you're looking for a 8.2% ABV that will go down great on a hot day, this is it.

Seriously, I don't know where Cafe Brucke gets their import beers, but they always look to be in mint condition. If I bought this beer from Discount Liquor across town, it would be old, stale, and the bottle/label would be dust-covered and beat to hell.

I would highly recommend this beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2008 19:44:31 | More by BeerBelcher
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JRed

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An appearance of a bubbling, shadowy sea of dark amber topped by marshmallow head. An aroma of caramelized plums, spice, and strangely...ketchup. A delicacy indeed! Initial grape tag team with dark malt (but no roast) slight booze, banana, vanilla extract, and mild spice. And this is a handicapped match; they are kicking my ass. Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. This brew has character and flavor worthy of defining a genre. Another beer of the gods with flavor that hits every area of the tongue making it hard to place which taste you like most. I'll take em all with a big grin that I can't wipe off my face.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2008 02:59:49 | More by JRed
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MrMonkey

New Hampshire

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Jacob Wirths in Boston before the Redsox game.

Pours a murky, icetea looking brown with a two-finger off-white head that fades slowly, but leaves no lacing.

Smells like bubblegum, clove, banana, and wheat bread.

Taste starts off with some well-carbonated cola and bubblegum flavors before some wheat and clove. Finishes semi-sweet with some banana notes and more spice.

Medium-bodied, and very smooth.

Good drinkability, but the ABV limits it just a bit, especially on a hot day. Otherwise, very enjoyable! A great beer!

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2008 02:50:01 | More by MrMonkey
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strimpf

Florida

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

Poured a cloudy, chocolatey brown with a small head, about one finger thick, that dissipated quickly.

The nose contains some yet unidentifiable spice notes with a hint of red grapes and toasted malt

Starts with a light, somewhat fruitiness and the feel is quite remarkable. Fuller than I expected with the carbonation lingering on the tongue for an extended period.

The finish is much richer with toasted malt, spice and fruit notes.

I am not really familiar with Wiezenbock but I may have just had one of the best of the style I am likely to have. Try it if you get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2008 01:36:22 | More by strimpf
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Floydster

California

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

16.9 ounce bottle purchased from Hollymain Liquor in El Segundo for three dollars, probably the tenth time I have had this but feel like reviewing it now, split with my dad, poured into my weird looking Aventinus glass

A-Deep reddish brown, lots of sediment, huge two inch plus soapy off white head, might have poured too aggressively, nice retention, not much lacing though
S-Wheat, spices, bananas, cloves, brown sugar, sweet malt, and caramel
T-Lots of yeast and wheat, bready malt in the middle, finish has various fruits but mostly pears, plums, and red apples, taste gets a little sweeter as it warms, really like banana taste later on with a big caramel malt presence, complex and well balanced, yum
M-Sweet, chewy, and dry mouthfeel, medium to full bodied, needs more carbonation in my opinion, taste lingers nicely
D-Could drink a couple bottles of this, alcohol is hidden incredibly well, taste is inviting, light on stomach, ABV is eight though, very smooth

One of my favorite German beers hands down, bottle says 8.2% ABV, this bottle is about a year old and it tastes great both aged and fresh, so simple yet so good, one of a kind beer, have never had anything else like it and it is always a cheaper alternative when I am in the mood for a great brew, there is a reason why this in the top one hundred, will certainly drink again soon, recommended

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2008 03:50:55 | More by Floydster
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Greggy

Minnesota

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

A- Poured into an eventinus weizen glass leaving a rather unimpressive 1 finger head that slowly recedes into a cap with minimal lacing. The body is a nice brown with ample yeast sediment.

S- Very nice clove banana maltiness with just a suggestion of light alcohol leading me to believe that this is going to be a large beer. Deep down I detect a fresh green apple with a light pepperiness. Nice.

T- Initial thought is that the alcohol is well hidden but does have a nice warming on the way down. I get notes of banana, clove, a touch of cocoa, with a finish on the sweet side. Banana split kind of comes to mind here. After a very long.. sweet finish I gather some very intense pepper which I enjoy thoroughly.

M- Mouthfeel is big warming with just a nice scrubbing bubbles of light carbonation. The finish is nice.

D- Other than the warming, the alcohol is hidden well. I wouldn't call it sessionable but I could see this linking up very well with some German food. I will revisit this is the future as I don't think it really lived up to what it can be.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2008 03:28:18 | More by Greggy
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champ103

Texas

3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cloudy and very dark ruby brown. A small white head forms and sticks around as a small cap. Very little lace.
S: Caramel malt and fruity. Apples, peaches banana's and dark fruits. Alcohol from the start.
T: Again, lots of fruit, sweet caramel malt, and spicy. A bit chocolaty. The fruit character rangers from banana's, apples, figs, plumbs, raisins and a lot more. Tons of warming alcohol, and it also seems a bit metallic and coppery.
M/D: A snap on the tongue from the carbonation, but is also soft and creamy. The alcohol shows (as mentioned above), but it has a welcome warming effect. A nice beer to sip on.

Very nice. I was not blown away by it, but it is complex and a well crafted beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2008 02:41:13 | More by champ103
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joezak5

New Jersey

4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured into its own glass,a unique really skinny glass at the bottom four inches but a nice tulip at the top of this footer... a token of appreciation from the good folks at Oak Tree in S. Plainsfield, NJ; beautiful dark blackish red with just a trace of light sneaking through. Decent two finger head that dissipated quickly.

Smell: Toasty wheat bread peppery cloves and sweet dark fruits. Deepy and darkly malty.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation, moderately syrupy, just a little hoppy on the back of the tongue... a malty paradise on the tongue.

Taste: Sweet bananas drizzled with caramel and spiced with cloves and cinnamon. Just a little yeasty nuttiness sneaking in throughout. Peppery warmth on the finishing exhale.

Drinkability: This is one to savor even thought is goes down so smooth. A real beauty.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2008 02:39:09 | More by joezak5
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Brianmerrilyn

New York

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

This beauty was my only bottle selection for the evenings tasting and I was far from dissapointed, other than being given a pint glass to pour this fine creation into.

A: Poured a murky dark brown with crimson accents, a one finger head, excellent lacing and fine retention. Head retianed a full cap for half of the glass.

S: Sweet malts and estery accents(cherrys and prunes and then bananas). A mature aging aroma which sublte wheat/grass undertones. If I'm not mistaken, there could have been a coco element.

T: Yeasty wheat, a fully bready persona. Fruits(pear/apples) came in second that added to mild spice swirling around. I deteted some fresh grapes within that adds to the sea of flavors(honey/vanilla) for this complex masterpiece.

M: Thick, chewy, creamy and full of well balanced carbonation.

D: A true delight after some disappointing tasting prior. The ABV comes in during the second and third tastes, which I fould very impessive and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2008 12:21:50 | More by Brianmerrilyn
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ckeegan04

Texas

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark brown in color with light brown highlights around the edge when held up to light. Thick light brown head with excellent retention. Decent lacing as well.

S - Fruity aroma of dark fruits with a hint of some spice. Maybe some over ripe apple? Almost a spicey smelling hefe in the nose.

T - Malty goodness with taste of apple and a roasted caramel sweetness. Also can pick up a hint of the graininess from the wheat. Great tasting beer. A sour tartness as well.

M/D - Light to medium bodied and somewhat chewy. Very drinkable but a little heavy on the carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2008 01:13:11 | More by ckeegan04
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jeremyd365

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a big glass from an 18 oz bottle. Poured a thick, nutty brown with a foamy off-white head. The smell was all banana and cloves, which seemed to mask the wheat but it was quite a pleasant aroma. The flavor was much like the smell, but without any one flavor being too overwhelming. It's medium-heavy body was smooth and delicious all the way down. Definitely recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2008 12:27:28 | More by jeremyd365
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joshwlt

Florida

4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy tan-brown color with a light brown/cream colored tall head in a hefe glass. Smells strongly of banana, yeast, and clove... malt is just lightly detected in the smell as the head lowers. Tingly hop and carbonation, nice moderate smooth mouthfeel, bready malt and yeast, creamy, fairly spicy, pepper/clove... slightly medicinal/phenolic, fruit sweetness and banana... this is definitely more reminiscent of a hefeweizen than a doppelbock. Not in-your-face heavy malts, but it does have the "restorative" effect of a doppelbock. Suggested. Would have rated the taste a bit higher, but the spice was a little too predominant

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2008 07:58:33 | More by joshwlt
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everetends

Alabama

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

Bottle I purchased at Green's off Ponce in ATL. Poured into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a beautiful dark amber with some nice active carbonation. The beer is hazy and resembles homemade apple cider. Poured a huge white head the receded down to a white ring that left some decent lacing.

S: Smell is of malt, apple, banana, alcohol, grains. Banana dominates but all are present.

T: Banana is not the dominant taste here. The malt and bready taste comes through first and foremost. Apples come next with a touch of banana. The is sweetness to this brew but the alcohol cuts the sweetness perfectly.

M: Creamy but still has some carbonation. Coats the mouth and has just enough alcohol burn to let you know it is there. Aftertaste is of the present fruits.

D: Absolutely drinkable. My revisiting of my German brews is making me need to go back to Germany soon. These beers are amazing.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2008 05:52:00 | More by everetends
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Nowhereman529

Florida

4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - This poured from the bottle a somewhat cloudy brown with a medium tan head. It's a good-looking beer to say the least.

S - There's the upfront smell of apple and possibly grape with background notes of cloves and definitely some alcohol thrown in.

T - Upfront this beer strikes me as a dark malty delight. There's definitely a lot of fruit going on in this beer and I'd still have to go with apple as the predominant. I can see this going really well with a medium-rare steak. What strikes me most about this one is how much the flavor really opens up as the beer warms to room temperature.

M - Mouthfeel is good. Nothing particularly special, but a nice soft carbonation nonetheless.

D - This beer is definitely has a high degree of drinkability. I could definitely enjoy a couple of these from time to time.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2008 03:04:11 | More by Nowhereman529
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ghostmech007

Virginia

4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

500ml euro bottle poured into a weirdly shaped Weizen glass. I like the label on it though. Purple with like a golden filigree label. No fresh date but my girlfriends father said that he has been cellaring this brew for a year. Well... here goes.

Very very deep shade of brown. The coloring is just beautiful and the perfect crown of an off white head is just amazing.

Smells like the produce section of your grocer. Every form of fruit notes is in this brew. There is some notes of caramel, cloves, and a nice whiff of alcohol. Very enticing.

The taste. Oh my God the taste. Very creamy,thick and full bodied. The spicy punch you get from the cloves is just amazing. And the sweetness you get from brew is just perfectly balance to counter the cloves and hops. As for hops you don't get much bitterness but just enough so you aren't overpowered by syrupy sweetness. I was able to get some notes of chocolate and nuts. Even a bit of a coffee note at the brew went on. Very clean finish. Fantastic. Full marks on taste and mouthful.

I have to say that I was completely blown away by this brew. I mean to be cellared and cared for a full year to be enjoyed by two fellows in armchairs watching the Nationals being swept by the Reds it was a pleasant experience but I just don't know if it would be good one after another. As we didn't have anymore because we only had the two bottles I couldn't tell you. But for drinkablity I had to give it off for a few points because I think this would make a horrible session beer. For something you want to enjoy while watching the worst team in baseball get pummeled it really takes the edge off. Fantastic to drink but every once in a while.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2008 05:06:59 | More by ghostmech007
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BeenJammin

Kansas

4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Very cloudy brown with a large biege head.

S - Can pick up a very nice apple, raisin and yeasty aroma.

T - This reminds me of a tart apple desert that my grandmother makes. It mixes so many different flavors such as the tart apple/raisin, a spicy clove taste and a sweet malty taste.

M - Has a very full flavor to it and good carbonation the really cleans the palate.

D - This beer was a treat. I found myself enjoying it more and more with each sip.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2008 01:09:07 | More by BeenJammin
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arkhamresident

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500 mL poured into a Duvel tulip

A - Deep murky reddish brown. Impossible to see through the other side of the glass. Incredible head that fizzles down to a half inch after a minute or two. Lacing practically non-existent.

S - Tangy clove, sweet malt and a tinge of alcohol. Very sweet and yeasty. Faint banana. Quite nice.

T - Front is nicely fruity (apple?), quite dry. Mid is slightly candy, almost bubblegum like flavor. Back quite tart and slight alcohol warmth coming through, more fruit. Nice and smooth. Also quite dry.

M - Nothing spectacular. More fullness than many beers I've had. Carbonation is soft.

D - Oh boy. This one does go down easy but the little warming sensation at the end reminds me that more than one would be too much. Well, maybe two would be OK if it weren't so dry.

I like it. Nice, not overly complex and quite flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2008 06:55:50 | More by arkhamresident
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,490 ratings.