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

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

3,782 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 3,782
Reviews: 2,003
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 224
Gots: 269 | 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 dvb
3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Rich caramel color. Very nice tan head that recedes slowly, leaving decent lacing.
S - Cloves, molasses and alcohol.
T - Sweet and malty. Not a wide variety of character, but what it does have comes on strong.
M - Somewhat thin, as one might expect. Typical carbonation for this type of brew.
D - A good beer once you can get used to the overpowering clove taste.

dvb, Aug 23, 2009
Photo of sethmeister
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

2001/2002 Aventinus poured into Aventinus glass.

Cloudy tawny brown with effervescent offwhite head which drops quickly.

Intensely fragrant with cloves and spices, banana, vanilla

Fruity, sweet, dry. Tangy wheat and yeast flavors. Almost menthol minty aftertaste. Another reviewer notes a black cherry flavor and I have to agree. Chocolate notes are revealed slowly. Fresh bread and caramel. Very complex yet very easy to drink.

Mouth is hard to nail down. Seems both dry and syrupy, oddly enough. Medium in body.

Drinkability excellent. Alcohol completely hidden.

Certainly an epic brew.

sethmeister, Aug 21, 2009
Photo of ToddT
4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Medium brown with a slight ruby tint and a huge off white head. Head falls quickly and leaves no lace on the glass.

S- Caramel, spice, clove, banana, cherries, malt and yeast.

T- Malty and sweet, nice notes of fruit and spice. Very complex in taste and not overbearing in any one flavor. Exceptionally balanced.

M- Smooth medium bodied and well carbonated. Finish is semi sweet and crisp with a final note of candied fruit.

D- Oh, so drinkable for 8.2% ABV. You know it's strong but you would never guess just how strong it really is.

This was the first beer that blew me away as to just how complex and balanced beer can be. I come back to this over and over again as a touchstone for as close to perfect as it gets.

ToddT, Aug 19, 2009
Photo of auroracrisis
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured properly from the bottle into a 22oz Blue Moon weizen glass.

Has a one inch, off-white head until it dies down into a film on the top. The appearance of the beer is actually a ruby brown color with lots of bubbles. LOTS of 'em. Some sediment floating around in it too. A great looking beer.

Smells sweet and malty with a bit of yeast. Has some fruity aromas but not super bananay like some weis beers. More like bananas and plums, or bananas and cherries even.

The taste is pretty complex. It's most forward taste is the malts. It's pretty sweet for my palate, like rich dark candies. Then it fades into the creamy wheat taste which adds a fruity taste to it. The German yeasts are present as you swallow and nick the back of the throat on the way down. Exceptional is a good way to put it. This beer is often overlooked by myself but now I might have to start picking this one up more often.

Mouthfeel is good. A little on the light side with lots of bubbles. I like my beers a bit thicker than this but it is definitely true to the style. I think describing it as good is a fair way to put it.

Drinkability is relatively high due to the light body but the ABV kind of takes away from it. I could drink a couple more of these but then I could be intoxicated (which isn't a bad thing but would result in me not wanting too much more of this one.)

Overall, I'd say this beer deserves it's reputation. It's great!

auroracrisis, Aug 19, 2009
Photo of mwa423
4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - My first time trying an inverted pour into a weizen glass. Damn it looks good! Dark amber when held up to the light, can't see through it at all. An easy three fingers of head, though that probably had a lot to do with my pour.

S - Mmmm, dark wheaty goodness. Lots of banana, yeast, and spice.

T - Sweet malt hits the tongue first, understated banana, german yeast, hints of spice, and a rich black cherry note on the aftertaste.

M/D - Could easily drink this continuously in summer or winter, the mouthfeel is rich, but not overbearing and it is dangerously drinkable for 8.2%!

Definitely an all time BA top 100!

mwa423, Aug 18, 2009
Photo of HalfFull
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml. bottle poured into a weizen glass. Pours the murky brown of the Bunratty River, and with an inch of off white head atop. Offers decent retention and keeps a surface cap until the finish.

Yeast on the nose, and complex for a weizen, with banana and some dark malt. A bit of cinnamon like spice and a lightly wafting alcohol sense. Opens up to enhance the yeast notes even further.

Taste is quite clean given the color and smell. A bit of caramel/red malt on the finish combine with notes of banana that are deep yet not sweet in a simple sense. A nice carbonation carries everything through well. A bit of chocolate cherry/dried fruit wraps it all up. Smooth on the feel given the carbonation and a tingle of sweetness that masks the ABV on the tongue. The beer seems to morph as it settles, offering an array of scents and flavors. Ever changing, yet always positive, this beer shares genes with many a style, including Weizens, Bocks and Belgian Darks.

Had on tap previously and found to be overly malty and nondescript. Notably superior from the bottle.

HalfFull, Aug 17, 2009
Photo of flexabull
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This classic finally appeared in town, so it's time to review it.

Pours a deep dark amber / brown color with a very nice off white head.

Aromas are of apples, kind of cider like, with some creamy malts, some mixed spices, and bread dough.

Taste is surprisingly smooth and mellow, much more so than what I thought this would be like. There are lots of malt flavors, some creamy, slightly sweet malts, light chocolate, a general apple like flavor, and a light spice note. Finish is crisp, fairly dry, and with a light mineral note.

Mouthfeel is good, pretty full, and with nice carbonation.

Drinkability is excellent. This beer goes down really easy for an 8+% ABV beer. Very tasty, but also really smooth. If this is still on sale for $2.49 the next time I go to the store, I'll grab some more. Classic German brew.

flexabull, Aug 16, 2009
Photo of ILikeGoodCider
4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Re-enjoyed on 08-11-09. On-tap poured into 14oz pint glass (disappointed that the barkeep didn't serve in something more befitting the glorious brew).

A: A muddy, brown color w/ a heavy head that dissipated quickly. More lacing than the bottle-poured.

S: Pleasant, caramel, w/ some roasted malts.

T: Hearty, grainy, fresh bread dough in there. Small amount of sweetness in the caramel. Also a bit of fruitiness. Good earthy taste.

M: A medium to medium/heavy body with sufficient bubbles for the style. Quite smooth. Better mouthfeel than the bottle serving.

D: Very drinkable. This was a fresh batch - much better than the bottle I last had in January.

ILikeGoodCider, Aug 12, 2009
Photo of BeerCoffeeWater
3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Pours a flocculent dark amber. Half inch bubbly head that stays around. Smells of cloves, hefeweizen yeast, and other spiciness. A nice tight carbonation dances on the tongue and leaves flavor but finishes clean. Tastes like the perfect marriage of a hefeweizen and a dopplebock, subtly sweet and very spicy.

I love dopplebocks, I don't really care for hefeweizens, yet it is all the the hefeweizen characteristics that make this one a winner for me. A fantastic beer, but I find drinkability to bit low. Wouldn't want more than one, it starts to get a little too hefeweizen-y for my tastes towards the end (it is a 500ml bottle). Great beer though, and one I will seek out again.

BeerCoffeeWater, Aug 11, 2009
Photo of twiggamortis420
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a medium brown color with a very large light tan foam that fades loudly to a nice collar. Very pretty beer, might be the darkest weizenbock I have seen.

The smell is a heavenly blend of chocolate, banana, cloves and to a lesser extent bubblegum. Perfect smelling beer, I could sniff it all day.

Taste is just as fantastic with more emphasis on chocolate than most of the style. Alcohol is displayed at a noticeable, but not overpowering level and accentuates the damp wheat flavors. Yeasty esters are there aplenty as well, with the banana coming through a bit more than the cloves. Mouthfeel is lively and effervescent, falling somewhere around medium. Vitus comes close, but this is the king of weizenbocks for me. Super delicious beer, cant wait till the next one.

twiggamortis420, Aug 09, 2009
Photo of wordemupg
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into matching 500ml schneider glass downed aug 7 2009

A great color! a dark brownish maroon real hazy. open near a sink this one jumps, once i got it in the glass the head just kept going 4cm over the top of the glass, formed a nice peak and stayed there without any going over the side of the glass. i could see each sip i took on the side of the glass from the lace. this was one of the best looking beers ive seen

S also very nice heavy spice, clove, faint banana and yeast

T i dig it, nice spice like it smells, little sweet, clove comes through with the banana and some dark fruits linger. i dont taste the yeast i smell nor the 8.2%alc i see on the bottle

M/D feels good, what can i say other than i would love to try it from a keg on a winters day.

buy this whenever you see it if you want to drink a great one.

wordemupg, Aug 08, 2009
Photo of projectflam86
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark murky brown color with a thick off-white head that slowly settled into a nice ring. Some lacing was left behind.

S- Huge rush of spice and cloves. Notable aromas include banana, dark currants, vanilla bean, and a bit of wheat.

T- Big rush of clove and wheat initially. Definitely some standard wheat flavors as well as banana, fig, tobacco, vanilla, tart fruits, apples, and some mild tannins. Alcohol is pretty well masked but it is still noticeable.

M- Medium body with lots of prickling carbonation.

D- This baby is a clove bomb! Not really my preferred style but certainly a good beer worth trying.

projectflam86, Aug 08, 2009
Photo of cjgator3
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- On-tap at Redlight Redlight in Orlando, FL. Poured into an Aventinus glass. Pours a hazy dark brownish color with a nice light tan head.

S- The aroma features some wheat along with banana and clove. The aroma in the bottle is good, but on-tap it is awesome.

T- The taste starts out sweet and malty with banana and clove flavors. The taste keeps getting better and better as it warms in the glass.

M- The mouthfeel is between light and medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, this is a very good brew that is definitely recommended. I would highly recommend seeking this out on-tap, very tasty!

cjgator3, Aug 02, 2009
Photo of BeerSingh
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a great beer from the schneider stable. Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a beer mug.

A : beautiful color of plum with a massive and steady creamy head

S : Malty and yeasty with heavy notes of cloves and fruits like cherries, plum and figs

T : a little different from smell, well not entirely but has a little tartness, otherwise it does remind you of dryfruits, bananas and cloves

M : medium carbonation, a good match for the fruity notes

D : Always room for more

BeerSingh, Aug 01, 2009
Photo of david18
3.85/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is an old favorite of mine and one that's been around before bars had a huge selections available. More of a winter drinker but the wheat aspect really make it a three season beer. Typically served in a heffe glass, the full 20 ounces can really put you away. Be careful with this one but enjoy.

david18, Jul 30, 2009
Photo of jbro434
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I did not try this at the brewery a month ago and now I regret it. Light brown, foamy head atop a redish, cloudy body. Foamy head does fade leaving some lacing, not much. Initial taste is a sweet, dry, coffee and banana bread blend. Spicy and quite complex. The sweetness seems to come on strong on the tip of the tongue then just before it dominates the taste buds it
gets balanced out nicely with the spice and dryness of the brew. The mouthfeel hangs on well between sips and the finish is dry with just a bit of the malty chewiness that you would expect from a doppelbock. A nicely done brew and worth picking up.

jbro434, Jul 30, 2009
Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had this beer on many occasions and reviewed it on another format year ago. It was really due for a proper BA review.

A fat three finger head jumps to the top of my duvel glass. It has big light tan swiss cheese like bubbles that fade slowly and leave no lace. Body is a deep brown tone that has tones of burgundy when held to light. Nose is a beautiful mix of abrupt wheat and yeast with a balance of sweet malt and rich dark fruits. This beer brings a lot to the plate with the flavor profile. The wheat feel is big and rustic while being crisp. Yeasty maltyness carries with it graham cracker sweetness and an array of dark bold fruits including some raisin and fig notes. Mouthfeel is very full and much like sweet bread, overall very nice. Alcohol at 8.2% is perfectly hidden. This is a very nicely drinkable Doppelbock.

SPLITGRIN, Jul 27, 2009
Photo of BarrelO
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A: Dark reddish brown with a huge Duvelesque head. Seriously, the head literally takes up half the glass. It does die down eventually.

S: Malt and cloves.

T: The label does not lie. This really is like a hefeweizen mixed with a doppelbock. Notes of chocolate, bananas, and cloves. Lots and lots of cloves. A bit too much cloves for my tastes, personally. Your mileage my vary.

M: Like a heavy hefeweizen.

D: I keep going back and forth on this beer. Sometimes, it's one of my favorite beers of all time. Other times, it's undrinkably cloying. It really does have a whole lot going on, though, and every serious beer afficionado should try it at least once.

BarrelO, Jul 25, 2009
Photo of ocelot2500
4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep, cloudy mahogany color that lets very little light through. Has a thick off white head rise very quickly and fall to a good size ring that leaves a moderate amount of lacing.

Smell is of sweet malts, dark fruits, and some chocolaty and slight roasted aromas. There is also a note of spice that adds to the complexity.

Tastes if the dark fruit esters first with some phenolic clove flavors coming through. The spice flavor is complimentary and adds to the overall experience. The chocolate taste comes through as well, but is more evident when the beer warms.

Mouthfeel is creamy and lighter than expected. This beer tastes heavy, but feels simliar to a Hefeweizen.

The drinkablility is great, especially at 8.2% ABV.

ocelot2500, Jul 25, 2009
Photo of adamette
4.8/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap a few hours ago at Fat Heads in North Olmsted, Ohio. What a treat to find this on tap! Poured professionally into a 0.5 liter Weizen glass by the bartender at Fat Heads.

A Opaque Mahogany body with a slight head of less than a centimeter. The top line went way above the "0.5L" line on the Weizen glass. Way cool.

S Sweet malt and some grains along with a perfect amount of spices to keep one's interest. Just great!

T Spices, sweet malt perfection. Really, the taste cannot be improved.

M Smooth feel in this beer that hides its alcohol maybe as good as any beer out there.

D Great drinkability. I drank the entire 0.5L Weizen glass before I even knew it.

adamette, Jul 24, 2009
Photo of MeisterBurger
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rich, deep, dark reddy brown topped by an ample moussey head.

The aroma is dried bread, clove, and dark fruit, mostly perfectly ripe banana.

The taste is mild red cherries, raisins, chocolate, prunes and creamy banana all intermingled in a wonderfully crisp melange of flavors. The alcohol is mildly warming, but it jibes well with everything else. There's a nice tartness in the finish that goes well with the clove spiciness that lingers in the aftertaste. There's a lot going on here, and it all works together in perfect harmony.

The mouthfeel is medium but with a creaminess that works wonderfully with the banana in the taste, and it is this combination, with the wonderful lingering clove, for me anyway, that really sets this beer apart and makes it such a top-notch drinker.

It's a joy to drink, a truly delicious beer, and at 8.2% ABV you could feel joyous all too quickly. This is definitely a beer to savour over the course of an hour.

MeisterBurger, Jul 24, 2009
Photo of udu86922
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a nice, dark brown. Poured with a minimal head, but it wasn't a very aggressive pour on my part.

S - Immediately I think of banana when I smell it. It's overwhelmingly fruity, along with a combination of spices that I can't quite pick out.

T - Not a very strong alcohol taste, which is not a bad thing. I do taste banana and clove mainly, along with the multitude of spices that are too complex for me to seperate. Very good tasting beer.

M - The beer is on the sweet side, and you can tell here.

D - Very easy to drink, not too heavy, but it can be deceiving. I could have a couple of these in one sitting, but nothing more than that. Overall, a very good Weizenbock. Will definitely get this again on my next trip to the store.

udu86922, Jul 23, 2009
Photo of BayouBengal1537
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle poured into Weizen Glass
A - Aggressive pour turned a dark copper/brownish hazy color. Huge off-white foamy head turned slowly turned into small flat head on top.
S - banana, clove, malt, grains, dried fruits like plum and raisin. Very complex spice note, very interesting

T - Similar to nose, get the banana, clove, and once again complex spices. Also dried fruit, nutmeg. Alcohol is hidden well but is definitely there at 8.2% abv.

M - moderately high carbonation, medium body, sweet

D - very good dopplebock, could easily drink 2 of these, but no more than that for me, pretty heavy.
Overall, I knew this was rated as one of the top 100 beers on earth according to BA and it serves well. This is a complex beer that I really enjoyed.

BayouBengal1537, Jul 23, 2009
Photo of dukedevil0
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally convinced myself to pick up this 500mL from Binny's in Algonquin, IL during a big German beer sale.

A: Pours a hazy brownish, yellowish amber with just off-white colored head and lots of it that laces the glass as it settles to a thin layer.

S: Smells like banana, clove, caramel, malt, grains, dried fruits, raisins

T: Very similar to the smell - bananas, clove, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, fruity, raisins

M: Nicely carbonated, thin enough to make this easy to drink while still filling up the palate

D: The flavor is solid, there is very little alcohol flavor...the only thing is that i'm not crazy about the style, but this beer does a pretty good job of trying to alter my opinion

dukedevil0, Jul 23, 2009
Photo of AventinusCam
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from a bottle into a 500ml Aventinus glass slightly chilled.

A. A very rich looking beer. It's color reminded me of slightly dirty copper with a very impressive cream white head.

S. The smell reminded me of a classic German beer. Banana, cloves, and an almost chocolatey aroma hits you pretty hard.

T. Considering my username it is pretty easy to guess this is probably my favorite beer of all time. It is very deep and intense. The alcohol is certainly there and it warms you while you taste the spices and banana. It almost has the quality of dried fruits like raisins and apricots.

M. As I said before, very warming. Leaves a nice but not overwhelming sweetness in your mouth.

D. The drinkability is good and that is dangerous for a beer like this. Luckily I doubt I could handle more than three in a sitting. Very filling beer.

Notes: I hope I did this beer justice. I am new to the game but have had a pretty wide variety of beers, but this one stands out as the one that really opened my palate and got me into really enjoying beer.

AventinusCam, Jul 23, 2009
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
97 out of 100 based on 3,782 ratings.