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

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3,945 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,945
Reviews: 2,039
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 253
Gots: 338 | FT: 7
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Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

Formerly Schneider Aventinus.
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Photo of baggio
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 vintage.

A: Dark brownish with a huge head. Plenty of carbonation.

S: Ripe fruit, Dark caramel, Candi sugar, Hint of chocolate.

T: Ripe fruit, Wheat, Caramel, Prunes, Sugar, Hint of lemon.

M: Rich and complex with an incredible drinkability. Lots of carbonation after 2 years in a bottle. Smooth small bubbles.

Ok, i've had this fresh a dozen times but after reading that Garret Oliver recommended putting this beer down for a few years i decided to do so. Very different to what it is like fresh
but the drinkability is still awesome with added complexity. Wow!

Photo of augustgarage
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500mL bottle into my Aventinus weizen glass.

Sienna body with rust highlights topped by a dense yet thin beige crest of foam. Substantial lacing is pulled back down by the clear viscous legs.

Aroma is of wheat, brown bread, nuts, clove, caramelized bananas, malt, and yeast.

Dates, cherry pits, orange peel, and tart yeast on the palate, with a well balanced finish, which refuses to relinquish the impression of fresh brown bread. Delicious.

Velvety rich mouthfeel, though lighter-bodied than I expected; then again, this increases the drinkability. Alcohol is present, but not especially warming. Carbonation is substantial and thick.

The progenitor of the style, which serves as a baseline/standard for other brewers to aspire to (or potentially surpass).

Photo of nectar14
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A great Monday night 3-dollar tap at Toronado SD.

A- Cloudy copper/amber in color in my big, Adventinus glass. 2 finger white head, no lacing.
S- Malty. Some cloves and banana in there too.
T- Like a malty weiss, though a bit more complex. Long and a bit sweet.
M- This is where it excels, I think. Carbonation and maltiness combine to make it very satisfying.
D- Good. Easy down the gullet.

Photo of atpben
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the Tap House and Grill in Norfolk. Wow, what a great beer. Poured into an Aventinus glass. Appears a nice dark copper color with a thick head. Aroma full of spice, caramel, clove and banana. The taste is amazing. Very smooth even with the high carbonation. The taste had everything that the aroma had and it was very well balanced. The alcohol is well hidden. It ends by starting sweet and then ending with a good amount of bitterness. A great beer. A great way to start the night.

Photo of UA8
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours raisin brown color with a tall beige head which recedes into a little white puddle of foam in the center of the glass.

S- Malty grains scents, spices, and yeast notes.

T- Leads with rich and sweet caramel malts, midpalate has sweet and tangy yeast notes, and spice. Finishes with subtle banana and sweet malts pull back through.

M- Medium body with a medium to high level of carbonation. Fitting for the style and similar to what I've noticed in other Euro wheat beers.

D- Definitely a beer that everyone should try. A classic and worthy of the respect it has gained in the beer world. I however and this personal taste would be done after one 500ml bottle due it being a bit on the spicy side for a more than one a night beer.

Photo of pd360
3.1/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On first sip, this beer grabbed me. I liked it right away but after a few sips the sweetness got to me. It is very thick and syrupy and all I could think of was Dr. Pepper. Once the thought of Dr. Pepper was in my head thats all I could taste and I could barely finish it. I would not get this one again.

Photo of Brenden
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The color is an incredibly deep brown with copper hues. This brew is so thick I can't see through the glass, though it's not especially cloudy. The head pours well and sits for a while, though eventually it does dissipate to a thick film. Lacing is surprisingly minimal.
Dark fruits and molasses notes are first on the notes, with some caramelized sugars and an underlying nipping spice note. Alcohol is present though not overbearing.
Everything on the nose is in this brew's flavor and more. It's big and bold with a huge malt back and underlying complimentary notes of banana and cloves. There's a definite characteristic of spirits, as this possesses an underlying rum or bourbon-like flavor and is surprisingly heady. Hops are fairly minimal and all the character is from the malts.
This one's as big and rich as any I've had. Big, bold mouthfeel is supremely thick with a full body. Carbonation adds a little tingle, though not much bite. Great if you like thick beers. If you think it's not thick, that's probably motor oil you're drinking.
The alcohol is pretty expertly masked given the ABV, though it's certainly there and will kick your face in if you're not expecting it. Very drinkable otherwise.

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.94/5  rDev -9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy, very cloudy ruddish brown color with a HUGE carbonation resluting in a big pillowy white head. Nose is wheat, clove,sticky. Taste is wheat, clove, banana, thick and coating. Mouthfeel is nice and drinkable. Overall this is a great beer I could drink alot of.

Photo of grayburn
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was a brewery cave-aged bottle, brewed in 2003, released in late 2008, and purchased a couple weeks ago. I wish I would have picked up a regular Aventinus for a side by side comparison...but oh well, this was freaking delicious.

Pours a ruddy dark brown, some reddish edging, smallish head, still bigger than I was expecting at 6 years old...fades pretty quick and doesn't lace, but instead leaves some vinous legs all around.

The smell and taste are both dominated by a wonderfully blended mix of sweet bread, bannana, and some light clove...delicious.

The mouthfeel is thick and chewy, without being at all cloying...carbonation is there, but it's light enough to not really take a front-seat...it fits perfectly in the back...excellence.

I could drink this and drink this and drink this...amazing beer.

Photo of mikereaser
3.11/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - pours a dark chestnut color with suprisingly white foam

S - a bit of sweet malt, some banana and citrus, but not alot of aroma overall

T - sweet malt, caramel, honey, wheatiness, bananas and cloves

M/D - a bit too sweet for my tastes, malty but medium bodied and light mouthfeel

Photo of Doublebass27
4.87/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thin white head with antique bronze coloring.

Smells of banana, chocolate, and even citrus and spice. There is alot going on in this stuff.

Taste is the same as the smell. Not bitter, even though the percentage is 8.2. Very flavorful and smooth to drink. The beer is thick, similar to guinness, but has a completely different taste.

This beer has many flavors and is one of my favorites. Remember, it is a dark beer. So, if you don't like dark beers, this may not be for you.

Photo of OlRasputin989
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: rocky white head atop a molasses-colored brew.

S: Banana wheat bread and bubblegum

T: Tastes of banana and cloves up front with a nice malty background of chocolate and brown sugar. fades into an aftertaste of fruity spicinesss and cloves...mmm

M: good medium full body that is fairly bubbly and refreshing

D: Overall, very delicious and refreshing. I look at it two ways. Its either an extremely refreshing dopple for the summer or a malty dunkel weis for the winter. Very good beer.

Photo of laituegonflable
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark cherry colour with espresso tinge, produces a little bit of ochre head when poured, but quickly dissipates to nothing. Little adhesive bubbles clings to the bottom when tilted though, kind of puffs out from under the crown. Quite a lot of carbonation as well; lacing is minimal. Not fantastic but I've come to expect this sort of thing from anything calling itself a bock.

Nose is very estery, with a good deal of "banilla" (to borrow the bros' term), sour cherry, and a whisper of coconut. Good spicy phenols round it out with nothing too intense, but a slight hint of cloves and a peppery edge. Pleasant nose indeed, very sweet and complex, promises a lot for the flavour.

Taste is toasty and tart, with a strong toasted grain character like burnt sesame, a lot of sour fruit notes as well; raisin, cherries and figs, in fact a lot of cherry, with a long finish full of delicious spicy phenols, certainly a nutmeg edge to it and a little warming heat from the 8.2%. Slightly nutty edge, may just be nutmug, but methinks a touch of walnut towards the back.

Mouthfeel is a bit tart, puckers the mouth a bit and makes me feel like an English mild to cleanse it. This is a great beer no doubt, very tasty with a rich bouquet of enjoyable flavours, but I have to say, having reviewed this second to the weizen-eisbock, I prefer the bazooka-tipped ramrod flavours of the latter.

This is more drinkable I think, but it's mild in flavour, maybe even simple, for all the many flavours it encompasses. It just never reaches the high, it stays sweet and spicy without ever reaching down my throat and yelling "OI! DICKHEAD! SWEET AND SPICY BEER HERE!"

I'm not disappointed though, of course. I've tried a delicious beer and puckering though it be, I could drink this all night.

Photo of willjschmidt
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into the appropriate Aventinus glass.

A: Pours a medium brown with reddish tint. Nice sized white head.

S: Apple cider, a bit of chocolate, some spice in there as well. A slight whiff of alcohol.

T: Very complex. Lots of different flavors layered in there. Dark fruits such as figs and plums. The apple is there in the flavor as well. A hint of light chocolate. Spices with clove standing out. A decent does of booze in the finish with rum coming through in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, high carbonation.

D: A very big tasty wheat beer. Very complex and quite delicious.

Photo of Yesac
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Dark murky brown. Large foam head that fades to a nice thin head. Great thick lacing on the glass.

S- Cinnamon spice, dark fruits, and Belgian yeast. Candy-like sweetness overall. Smell like Christmas in a glass.

T- Along with smell.. dark fruits, Belgian yeast big wheat presence and very sweet overall. The 8.2% is very well hidden. Great toasty malt finish.

M- Thin, medium/low carbonation. The mouthfeel is great.. is coates well and leaves a tease of amount of flavor leaving your palate asking for another splash of this excellent German brew. Slightly dry finish.

D- So easy drinking and smooth. Complex flavors and aromas and the great mouthfeel to boot.

Photo of vrazionale
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle at refrigerator temperature poured into a snifter.

A - Pours a hazy, ruddy dark brown with a very thick head with good retention.

S - Bananas, cloves, rum, vanilla, raisins, figs, sweet bread, mulling spices, caramelized apples, and a whiff of ripe sweet melon. The sweet notes come forth most prominently, but the spicy notes help hold it all together. Full, rich, balanced, and enticing.

T - The bready wheat structure is perfectly upheld by the complex dynamic of fruit, spice, and chocolate. This brew has a long, bracing finish that is at once sweet and savory.

M - The mouthfeel is at once thick and substantial while also heady and refreshing.

D - Supremely enjoyable - perfect for any time of the year. Such a versatile brew to pair with food - it could go equally well with dessert, chocolate, less spicy Mexican food, roast duck breast, or even with pancakes and breakfast sausage. This is an absolute joy to drink, and is now firmly entrenched as one of my favorite German brews.

Photo of deereless
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Soft cottony head, twice the amount of foam to beer from a medium pour, the color of a muted sun tea - 4.50, S: Cloves dominate the nose, some soft bubblegum aromas, yeasty and bready, the faintest hint of banana, wonderful aroma - 4.50, T: A touch on the tart side, a little cidery, quite dry and almost puckering, alcohol is evident but not aggressively, the clove on the nose also comes through on the tongue, a slight taste of fruit cake - 4.25, M: Creamy and silky - 4.50, D: A wonderful beer, not sure how much of it I could drink but this one really establishes a standard for Weizenbocks - 4.00

Photo of mhatters
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 50cl bottle into a straight sided Tangle Foot glass

Pours an reddish-brown, chestnut color, with a massive, porous white head

Lovely nose, sweet banana, clove, a hint of vanilla, lemon zest

The banana is the first flavor note, then the clove and vanilla. A couple of other contributors to the spice, but I can't make them out. A crisp finish to this spectacular flavor.

Nicely bodied and well carbonated. Very enjoyable to drink, the alcohol is well masked and does not come through at all.

Photo of erz316
3.73/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

.5 L bottle into paulaner weizen glass.

A - big fluffy head, retaining well; has a nice bumpy surface like a cloud, in a light brown maybe tan colour. the body is a muddy brown with some hints of orange and red-- looks much more like a regular doppelbock. the head settles down to a fairly sized layer.

S - smell is fainter than expected: malts are the biggest scent along with some apple notes in the background; almost like apples and honey.

T - taste is almost hindered by the intense amount of small-scale carbonation, no large bubbles here: just a lot of small ones. initial taste is difficult to get: it is difficult to comprehend because I had already taken a swig and the after taste is not irreplaceable. with a fresh palate I note a lot of cloves, a lot! as the brew sit in my mouth the alcohol begins to come out, and burn. the finish is where the flavours blossom to maturity: carbonation is an impediment here and blocks out most of the flavours; the cloves do get more intense and some sweeter elements come out, mingling with the subtle alcohol. the aftertaste holds the flavour for which we've all been waiting. clove, orange peel, and some sweet banana all come into the playing field. delectable if you like clove flavoured beer, that is.

MF&D - aforesaid, the taste of the beer is great once you get to it. but the carbonation muddles everything up! the flavours are good and some times too sweet, but the carbonation has to click it down...way down so that I can taste the beer in all stages of drinking.

Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow, an 8.2% beer that not only doesn't taste like a molassis-covered turd, but is great.

It poured a dark-medium brown with a finger and a half of foam. The aroma was a bit fruity with caramel and a bit of a cinnamon/nutmeg. The taste was similar with the banana more prominent. The weight was in the heavy-medium area. SUPER SMOOTH ! I had no problems downing 1.2 a liter of this brew, even after a Spaten Oktoberfest. I have to admit I needed a nap afterwards.

Photo of Newmerator
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500 ml bottle, pours a copper brown. almost the color of a deeep honey with amber hues. a very light brown or cream fluffy head that dissipates nicely. well carbonated.

smells like german malts and yeast. wheaty as well. some caramel in it as well.

as i said early, well carbonated. with a crisp "snap crackle and pop" feel to it. full body for sure. doesn't feel to syrupy, more viscous than i thought. As I got down to the bottom a spicy flavor started to emerge as well. I have no idea where they are hiding the 8.2% because I can't taste it at all!

Wow. great brew. I'm going to a german restaurant tomorrow night for a boot of one of these.


Photo of postulanTrappist
4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 500ml bottle.

A - This massive beer looks monolithic in my Weihenstephan 0.5l weisen glass (thanks to dustinwilliams). Murky and walnut-brown in color (tawny-amber when held up to a light). Medium to high carbonation, and a 3-finger tan, creamy head with good retention.

S - Mildly peppery cloves, dates, banana, and some alcohol in the background that comes across a bit like vanilla. A hint of muskiness.

T - A delightful explosion of tastes to be sure and more or less what the aroma lets on. Very sweet date-like fruit up front that hangs on through mid-palate, followed by peppery cloves. A big complex ending here with a bit of alcohol burn, some banana, mild chocolate, and a hint of bubblegum coming through in the long and slightly dry finish. Towards the end I thought I caught perhaps a hint of hop presence as well, but it might simply be my imagination.

M - Medium-bodied, substantial, and somewhat slick. Carbonation is palpable when swallowing.

D - I would love to have another if only I hadn't imbibed the first one so quickly.

This is the first wheat-doppelbock I've come across, but it seems to do a great job of balancing out the hefeweizen and doppelbock traits. It's fruity and sweet, but not cloyingly so. Banana and cloves are present, but not dominant. It even has some similarities to the tripel style, which earns it brownie points in my book. A truly amazing beer to be sure, and one that will call me back time and again.

Photo of philbe311
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Deep rich brown color with plum highlights... The slight tan fizzy head rises quickly and fades even quicker... The lacing is thicker around the edges with only the slightest faint traces in the center... Faint traces of slow paced carbonatoin along the sides of the glass... Traces of sediment fall to the bottom of the glass...

S - Raspberries... Faint chocolate... Lightly roasted malts... Raisin... Fig... Candied pecans... Banana... Wheat... Slightly spicy kick... Just the faintest hint of smoke... Terrific and complex nose...

T - Fig... Thin muted choclate... Raisins... Wheat... Lots and lots of dark fruit... A thin veil of alcohol sits on the tongue as part of the after taste... Slightly tart...

M - Lots of fizzy prickly carbonation... Medium bodied... Sweet... Even and pleasant... Exquisite...

D - A wonderfully rich and complex beer..

Photo of JAStheAce
4.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - Dark golden caramel brown. Not much head which surprised me. Just about a half inch tan foaminess that quickly dissipated

S - banana, vanilla, bubblegum, wheat, nutmeg, sweet tasting

T - robust chocolatey malt flavors and faint touch of hops but not too much. Wheat presence is there too of course

M - medium mouthfeel but well balanced and not too complex but definitely sophisticated

D - Delicious tasting beer. I had been waiting a long time to try this and it was well worth the wait. Loving the 8.2% abv!

Photo of SFBeerGuy
4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured form the bottle into a wheat beer glass

A- Poured a relatively clear dark maple brown at first. After swirling the last bit of beer in the bottle and pouring the yeast into the glass the clarity diminished and the traditional wheat cloudiness was present. Magical process! Opaque, solid brown with ample 1.5" light tan head leaving trace lacing (not much). Minimal, but present, layer of foam lasts the entire drink.

S- Even in the bottle the incredible aroma is evident. The obvious banana, clove traits from the yeast hit the nose first. They are accompanied by an incredibly intense and complicated bouquet of aromas. I get spice of cinnamon, mild black pepper, and nutmeg. Fruits consisting of ripe raisins, dates, and currants.

T- Bittersweet caramel and toast (crust). Complex yeasty spice with some alcohol presence. Noble hop bitterness wiggles through at the end but is beautifully mellowed by the yeast.* The yeast spice dances with the hops and lingers wonderfully on the pallet.

M- Medium carbonation, smooth and filling. 8.2%ABV is evident after the first sip but, once again, balances well with the spice

D- Very! Each sip begs for another. The lingering spice opens for new flavors as the brew warms and the malt become even more present.

*Try a sip of this beer before you add the yeast from the bottom of the bottle to experience more of the hop flavor. It is a different brew!!

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