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

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Ratings: 3,835
Reviews: 2,008
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 230
Gots: 288 | FT: 7
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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001)
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Photo of callmemickey
4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

To me, this was one of those truly eye opening beers... sure you got your beers that are hyped up and deliver... to me, this was a beer i expected to be solid (it is top 100), but it really blew me away... I have no idea how it took me so long to have one of these..

A: Rich reddish-brown body rests beneath a huge, frothy, bubbly off-white head which slowly dies down to a nice bubbly skim... could use a tad more lacing.

S: Delicate. Refined. Perfected. Bananas. Wheat. Yeast. Clove. Dried raisins. Figs. Cherries. A bit of caramel and an ever so slight alcohol.

T: The taste is intricate. Perfectly transitioning between the lighter banana and wheat notes to the richer raisin, fig, cherry and caramel notes. Alcohol is slight, and let you know you are drinking a big brew.

M: The light-medium body is remarkable for such a richly flavored creation. Great carbonation levels tingle the tongue and leave a refreshing, crisp finish.

D: Off the charts. Wish I had more than the one bottle in front of me right now. A truly great beer!

Photo of Murchmac
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Been reading so much about this beer in forum posts had to spring for the 4 bucks at bevmo to sample it myself.

Pours like it would be nice, Cola brown, cloudy, head that sticks with it. I remember Alexander the Grape.

Smells aggressive sweet darkness and dark fruits. Like if nerds made a side with dark fruit nerds.

Tastes ok. a little to sweet. but thin aftertaste. Like those dots you would eat off the paper roll. The dots were sweet but you'd always bite off some of the paper.

This beer overall is like the cola flavored Fizz candies. Carbonated, ethereal and should be dispensed at the candy shop, it will lick the malty lollipop.

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

Aventinus 500ml. bottle into goblet on 5/15/09. Thanks to brewslut for sharing!

A - Hazy reddish copper-colored body with royal purple highlights and half a finger of bubbly off-white head that diminished into a patchy film and eventually disappeared completely, leaving no noticeable lacing on the glass.

S - Aroma ark fruits reminiscent of ripe plums, raisins and red grapes backed by a wheat malt character. The back of the aroma almost resembles a table wine, with hints of semi-sweet grapes and mild spices.

T - Dark fruits dominate the flavor with tangy notes suggesting plum, as well as hints of grape and berry sweetness, while a substantial wheat malt presence serves as the foundation of this Weizenbock. Subtle spicy clove notes work well with the dark fruit character and mask the alcohol presence, as subtle as it is.

M - Medium bodied with a round, chewy texture and moderate carbonation. Sweet and slightly sour on the palate with a very subtle bitter finish. Alcohol is virtually undetectable for such a hefty brew.

D - Fantastic German-style Weizenbock that is a true representation of the style. I mean, it is Germany's original wheat Dopplebock ale, right?

Photo of kaseydad
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a Pilsner and the foam sounds angry as it rises and then settles around the ring of the glass.

A complex aroma of grapes, prunes, dates and overall sticky sweetness.

The taste has some lingering spiciness to go along with a sweet blend of fruit. A lingering aftertaste stays on the palate.

While it's a very nice Doppelbock, I was really hoping for more from this.

Photo of mjl21
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml (16.9 fl. oz.) bottle poured into a weizen glass. Comes in at 8.2%. Bottling code of 09.012 1-3
0779 2823

A-When poured, it closely resembles the color of cola. It is very hazy when put up to the light. Off a very delicate pour, it has a massive 3.5 finger off-white head that slowly goes to two fingers before finally resting at a one finger layer. Tons of bubbles rise up from the bottom.

S-Clove, wheat, and banana are definitely noticeable, but dark stone fruits lead the way in the aroma category.

T-The sweet dark stone fruits hit first. The clove really makes itself present as it goes down. Various afterstates arise including some bubblegum as well as a peppery, spicy bite. As it warms the banana flavors really jump out.

M-Medium to heavy bodied. The massive head results in a creamy texture and the carbonation results in a nice prickly feel on the tongue.

D-Deceptively drinkable. Knowing the higher abv on this one limits its drinkability, but if I was not told how strong it was, I could easily knock back a few.

A great beer that frequently is an impulse buy when I go beer shopping. One of these days I need to go and pick up the official Aventinus glass to give this beer its proper due.

Photo of bulletrain76
3.78/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

50cl bottle. Hazy deep brown with a big head that dies and leaves some thin foam. Tried to go for the massive head in the pic, but apparently I wasn't anal enough about cleaning my glass... oh well, it happens. Aroma of caramelized bananas, like bananas fried until a dark brown color. Add a little bubble-gum, nut liquer, and clove spice, and you have a pretty sweet aroma happening. The flavor has a rich caramel quality, with bubble-gum sweetness, bread, and a hint of alcohol. Banana and clove are their, but don't manifest as assertively as in the aroma. full bodied with the same effervescent carbonation that you would find in a regular hef. Something about this just doesn't quite work for me. It's OK, but more subtle bubbles would work better for me. I like how smoothly the wheat character blends in with the rich caramel components. Good stuff.

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

A: Drinking this in the sun light it looks like caramel candy in the glass.
I poured it at 45 degrees and I did not get much foam head. I left some yeast in the bottle. which when i poured directly in gave me a 1/2 head of lace.

S: intensely wheat malt hits my nose first, and a strong alcohol presence. no hops detected at all. I smell cloves mainly.

T: Big time malty wheat up front taste, with a clove and liquorish back bite. Very nice a hint of alcohol. Very warming on the tongue. I myself do not detect any hops but they could be hiding behind the alcohol.

M: Medium-bodied, with strong carbonation

D: works for me I reviewed on the 2nd one good stuff

Photo of Arbitrator
3.4/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Chilled bottle into glass.

A: Pours a translucent mahogany color with ruby and amber highlights when held to a lamp. The one-inch off-white head recedes over a few minutes into a donut around the glass. Substantial lacing when I take a swig, but nothing that sticks to the sides as I drink.

S: Dark fruit, spices, wheat, bubble gum, and banana.

T: Wow, a lot of bubble gum and banana up front. The two flavors segue into a dark fruit medley, mostly raisins and plums, that lay on the sweetness. The taste ends with a combination of wheat, cloves, and coriander. Tastes a lot like a dark Belgian ale, more than a bock.

M: Medium-bodied, with strong carbonation that gives it a spicy kick but detracts from the flavor a bit. The ABV has a very slight sting and singes the nose hairs on the exhale, but it is very manageable otherwise.

D: It feels almost like this beer isn't sure what it wants to be. Very heavy tastes, but a medium body and high carbonation. The flavors blend very well, but it's heavy enough on the tongue that a single one of these is enough to induce palate fatigue. I enjoyed the first 1/3 of this but was progressively less enthused on the rest.

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

A - Began to pour this with the weizen glass tilted at 45 degrees, and the entire glass began to fill up with foam. Gave it some time to settle then SLOWLY poured the rest. Now it's a beautiful dark cloudy chestnut body with a rocky four-fingered off-white head that doesn't want to go away.

S - Wreaks of malty sweetness with a strong nose that's loaded with yeasty goodness. Hints of raisins and other dark fruits that I can't pin down.

M - Medium mouthfeel that's sticky with a moderate level of carbonation.

T - Spices up front followed with more hints of dark fruits, yeast in the middle, and then you get hit with the alcohol. Hops take a backseat to this malty brew.

D - Drinkability is off the charts for 8.2%. What a refreshing beer, and on this hot night it's perfect. The alcohol is noticeable, but the beer is so crisp and sweet I'm struggling to sip, with a strong urge to chug.

Photo of Hoagie1973
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I popped the cap on this one and turned away to get my weizen glass. When I turned back it was foaming out the mouth of the bottle and down the side in a thick sticky mass. Never had that happen before.
After I cleaned up the mess, I poured. Nice mahogany color with a course cream-colored head. Reduced to a cap rather quick, but stayed there throughout.
Aroma of dark fruit, wheat malt and spicy yeast. Almost a red wine-like character to the nose with surprisingly noticeable alcohol that perks up the nose hairs.
Flavor is incredibly fruity and sweet. Black cherries are at the forefront, with some brown sugar, mild spice and warming alcohol in the finish (fairly well blended, more prominant in the nose). Hops are not detectable, but there maintains a tenuous balance; sweetness is barely held in check.
Crisp and full bodied. A bit creamy, but short of syrupy.
Awesome. A bit sweet, but complex, refreshing, and very unique. There's nothing I've had to date that I could compare this to.

Photo of Bierfreund
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Found it in our local beer store, what a surpise! We had seen this beer before elsewhere, but there it had been offered in a case only, and if I remember it right, the asked price had been around 80$. We can't afford to spend that kind of money on a beer we have never even tried, so we had to let that go.

But now!!!
Sold in single bottles for 4.50$.
Yay!
That's more like it!

It poured hazlebrown (!) into our glasses (german wife and I share all beers), the head was very thick and dark beige (even a bit brownish). And that thick head stayed!

Fruity nose gave a slight hint of lemon. Wife even thought of pineapples.

I am trying it - wow!
The alcohol (8.2% Vol.) hits me in the face immediately. I am thinking of Brandy while sipping this fine bavarian beer.

Nice tingeling with every sip, yet a very smooth mouthfeel.

Photo of BZero007
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had this beer on tap and bottle, most recently on Tap at the Bier Garden in Portsmouth, VA.

Brew was brought to me in a Aventinus glass and was poured pefectly. With the head just below the rim of the glass and with an off white to brown color. Aroma was of Dark fruits with a malty background. The Weizenbock it self looked like Cola brown with copper accents swirling threw it. Taste will have you take a step back abit. The dark fruit flavors and Complex Malts are made dominant due to the carbonation and Alcohol. The taste is just amazing and it does not feel like brew that would weigh you down and allows you to keep drinking. Carbonation is not over done but the Alcohol level may sneak up on you. Great beer and will have to keep a few in the beer fridge.

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

Poured into my Weizen glass from a 500mL bottle after going into the fridge for 20 mins because my cellar is running warmer then the recommended serving temp.

A: Very lively looking beer. Blood orange to copper coloured murky beer with a three inch rocky off white head which subsides very quickly into a thin 1/8 inch head which is maintained due to the strong carbonation.

S: Wow did I just open a beer or a package of bubble gum? Big bubble gum presence right off the bat with banana notes in the background. Also some very sweet orange chocolate in the background. There is also alot of yeast in the nose.

T: Again the bubble gum is right there upfront. Actually, all of the scents I mentioned above are present in the taste. There is also some more estery flavours there as well as spiciness.

M: Medium to heavy carbonation with medium body. Although the carbonation is heavy the beer is surprisingly and pleasantly quite smooth.

D: Some alcohol makes its way through in the taste which slightly hurt the drinkability of this beer. Also at 8.2% I'm probably only going to have one. However, the beer has a great smell, an equally great taste and an excellent mouthfeel.

Overall an excellent beer. Still a little bit of heat present after one year of cellaring. I've got a few more in the cellar which will be tasted a few years from now. Cheers everyone!

Photo of natelocc787
4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of the best beers I have ever had and I've had many.

This came from Germany? Wow the smells pop out at you-the aroma is big and it's powerful like you would expect from a wheat beer. Red grapes, plums, dates and yeast. Smell is outstanding and welcoming.

Taste is like a fruity belgian dark ale but with the consistency and mouthfeel of a Bock. Very fruity-light and dark with spices like cloves and coriander. Reminds me of a Unibroue 17 but with an emphasis on dark fruits and less spiciness. Apricots, raisin and plum truffles.

Mouthfeel is incredible. Very quenching, very tasty. The beer is dark and the abv is high but the body is light and fluffy .

This beer is well balanced and world class. I can drink it at any occasion and it is worth the buy in any environment, any season.

A+++.

Photo of gameface23
3.25/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cola brown with a thick, rich foamy head. Great aroma of cloves, spices, and a slight hint of bananas. Nice clove taste and bubblegum...Someone was dead-on when they said they tasted Marmite in it. Spicey finish. Drinkablity is average. I would rather drink a ton of lighter-bodied hefe's than something like this.

Photo of gerardoluna
3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Eyes. incredible cream head. goood carbonation and yellow pale color
Nouse: Aroma was citrus, clove, frutal banana aroma.
Tonge: The flavor is good and very complex. Many fruity notes malt wheat yeast and citrus. it is very cream and smooth.
Very Niceee

Serving type: bottle

Photo of Thorpe429
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

G: Poured into a weizen glass.

A: Hazy light mahogany with almost purple/ruby streaks. Nice off-white head of at least two fingers. Good lacing and plenty of sediment.

S: Crisp yeast with banana, bubblegum, and clove. Some sweet/tart fruit as well--perhaps green apple. Various dried fruits.

T: Dried fruits and a little bit of that green apple taste. Not as much of the bubblegum/banana as in the nose. Some dried fruits, as well as some slight spices.

M: Creamy and tart. Medium bodied with a pretty hefty dose of carbonation. The alcohol lets its presence be known, even though this is only 8.2abv.

D: The carbonation is a little much and I'm surprised by how prevalent the alcohol is given that the abv isn't that high.

Photo of bonsreeb85
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured From a 1pint .09oz. bottle into my trusty Wiezen Glass.

A - finger sized head over a gorgeous deep brown beer(looks like rootbeer) hardly any lacing to write about.

S - Ooerripened bananas, clove, toasted malt, raisins a lot going on here

T - more of the same from the nose, much dryer than expected though. a bit of warmth from the alcohol is nice. mmm what a tasty brew!

MF - perfect amount of lively and crisp carb upfront, but then rolls down the throat with delicious smoothness.

D - Alcohol is pretty well hidden till the beer gets relatively warm. WIth a taste this exceptional, the drinkability is pretty high, with the only drawback the high abv.

Notes - this was a perfect partner of this colder spring evening in colorado. i was actually expecting a lot from this beer seeing as though it is spoke of so highly, and fortunately for me i did not set the bar too high, as those expectations were greatly surpased.

Photo of brow1901
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really happy to find this brew at the store, I'll heard such good things about it.

A- Poured into a tulip the brew is light hazy brown, the color remindes me of a tootise roll. The head is pretty dense and bright white.

S- Nice smell, great wheat smell. Not burnt not to sweet like many american wheat beers. But the flavor is perfect. Probably as good as it gets in this style. Hints of chocolate and other dark fruits. The hops are not totally gone either. The taste has a sort of bite to it, a bitterness that stricks in the begining but fades to the malt sweetness.

M- So smooth, more smooth than almost anyother beer I can recollect. It's pretty amazing actually really enjoyable. The carbonation is so well done. The beer isn't too thick and not so thin it's like water.

D- Sooo drinkable, seriously buy as much of this beer as you can, you will never find another in this style that will be as good as Aventinus.

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Aventinus weizen glass.

5.0 A: Opaque dark brown color. Plenty of frothy head that won't quit and leaves lots of lacing.

4.0 S: Tons of banana followed by a spicy clove torrent.

3.5 T: Much, much more earthy than I was expecting. Esters in the nose are for the most part MIA. There's still a bit of spiciness to it though. Crystal malt flavor apparent, but lacking the sweetness I usually get from a weizenbock.

4.0 M: Medium body. Bubbly carbonation with an otherwise creamy backbone.

4.5 D: Very drinkable for a weizenbock due to the low level of sweetness.

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

Appearance: Pours a near clear, brown-amber body with a fluffy, downright voluptuous, off-white head.

Smell: Dark, sweet-scented wheat malt aroma full of notes of cocoa, caramel, banana chips, dark fruit, and with a particularly fragrant spiciness and minor whiff of peppery alcohol.

Taste: Deeply toasted wheat malt flavor with tastes of spiced chocolate powder and a bit of dark caramel candy. Heavy-handed dose of cracked cloves and cinnamon. Raisin-flavored bubblegum and banana fruitiness. Spicy, slightly herbaceous hops with a subdued bitterness. Sourish yeast quality. Dovetail of spicy phenolics and sweet malted wheat in the final tastes. Finishes malty and warming with a lingering spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-high, lively carbonation. There's a delicate touch of stickiness to the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Recommended. An exemplary weizenbock full of fine complexities to savor and indulge in.

Photo of lehkost
3.8/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Just like the flagship Schneider Weisse, this is an all-around good and tasty Weizen with great ingredents and a great strain of yeast.

Smells like a Dunkelweizen on the nose, not overly pungent with malt and banana aroma, and in the mouth...it's much the same, only more intense and malty, with maybe a little too much alcohol taste.

This beer is the originator of its style, and, as such, is a standard in a small but exceptional selection of beers, but I'll get into raving about the characteristics I find in this beer when I have time to write a review on the Schneider Weisse.

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

Poured a cloudy caramel/brown sugar color in my snifter. The head came and went...shazam. Lace disappeared early too.

Smell was of banana, a little clove and a little citrus.

Taste was fruity and malty with a slight hint of vinegar after the swallow. Hops were minimal, which is to my taste. Mine was a 2007 for what it's worth.

Good mouth feel and body. I'll prob come back to this one, but meanwhile, too many beers...too little time.

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

Decided to give this one a try after having the Schneider weisse original.
Pours a murky burnt caramel with three fingers of a solid tan cloud like head. Nice thick lacing. Sings of some lively carbonation. Very, very inviting.
Banana, clove and some light citrus up front in the nose followed by a touch of sweet malts and some caramel.
Bananas and clove mixed with some chocolate, caramel and some dark fruits in the taste. Finishes off dry and with a hint of alcohol. No hop presence.
Mouthfeel very well balanced between the fruits and the sweetness. Smooth, smooth, smooth. 8% ABV is well hidden, making this an easily quaffable brew.

Overall, an excellent weizenbock. I don't know how much that means, with Aventinus being my first one, but man was this tasty. I thought the appearance was the highlight of this brew. Found the sweet malts a little bit too sweet, but nothing offending. I will probably be buying another one of these down the road after I sample a few other weizenbocks. Maybe then will I truly appreciate how good this weizenbock is compared to others.

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

Had the pleasure of a vertical sampling: 2009 followed by 2004. What a difference between the two!

Both years poured a dark amber, with a generous white head with small bubbles. The older beer was clear, while the newer one was cloudy.

The fresh beer had the distinct wheat beer aroma and flavor, which was noticably absent from the aged bottle. The aged was more of a straght, hard dopplebock, while the fresh bottle had a solid weissbier flavor that was also very pleasing on a somewhat warm evening out by the barbeque.

Both bottles were wonderful. Highly recommended.

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