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

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Ratings: 3,678
Reviews: 1,994
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 204
Gots: 228 | FT: 5
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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 Goliath
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown with some ruby hues. Two fingers of off-white head sit on top receeding with no real lacing to speak of.

The aroma is spicey, due to the clove. A hint of the banana comes through.

Taste is quite nice. Flavors of banana and clove are dominant, a slight hint of vanilla and caramel.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with fairly low carbonation. Very appropriate for the style.

Drinkability is fairly high. Definitely smooth and easy to drink due to good flavors, but at 8.2% it's a decent sized beer calling for slower consumption.

Goliath, Mar 16, 2008
Photo of turdburglar
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an Aventinus glass.

Beautiful copper color with a big creamy off-white head.

Aroma is yeasty, spicy clove, bananas and maybe peanuts.

A HUGE beer. The flavor is incredible: wheat, sweet malt, dark chocolate, banana, molasses. Spicy and a bit nutty. Finishes with a nice warming alcohol presence. Perfectly balanced.

World class.

turdburglar, Mar 15, 2008
Photo of nocheinsbitte
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured out of a 0.5 liter dark bottle. Poured well, a dark chocolate color that had highlights of amber as it was poured into the glass. when in the glass, the bottom is fairly clear, allowing sunlight through. As you go higher, the color is almost opaque revealing a very complex, well made bier.
Smell: The smell is refreshing, which is funny due to the high alcohol content. Sweet, rustic, and almost screaming for you to drink it.
Taste: Full-bodied, sweet nectar of the gods that is a pleasure to drink. A fruity taste mixed with a slight alcohol smell/taste mixed with almost a woodsy feel that together makes one of the best biers in the world.
Mouthfeel: no bitterness or after taste. Drinkability: This is not a bier you drink with your friends on an afternoon watching football; this is something you drink when conversing with your dad about life or politics or literature. It is a bier that is meant to be savored and appreciated for the rare find it is.
Treat this bier with respect and admiration.

nocheinsbitte, Mar 11, 2008
Photo of hyland24
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 500ml amber bottle with purple and gold label into a flute glass. The bottle states the ABV is actually 8.2% not a big difference from the 8.00% the site lists.

It poured beautiful. A cloudy amber that showed a light almost golden hue at the bottom of the glass and gradually grew darker towards the top where it was topped off by a perfect off white inch thick foam head. The head did not last long and the speckled lacing also faded rather quickly. There was a steady line of carbonation flowing from the bottom center, straight to the top without touching the sides all the way until the final sip.

The smell was phenomenal. Strong scents of fruit, sweet smelling with a slight alcohol finish. Probably the best smelling beer I have sampled to date. I could actually smell it from the bottle almost 3 feet from where i was sitting even before it was poured.

The taste was impressive as well. Fruity with tastes of raisin, pear, and apricot finishing with a fairly strong alcohol presence. although not overpowering.

The mouthfeel was refreshing. Full bodied, and highly carbonated but not to the point where it effects the taste of the beer.

This is an excellent example of this beer style. I normally dont write this long a review but this beer blew me away. I actually am upset because I am down to my last few sips and I only have this one bottle in the house. I would go out of my way to find this beer again and highly recommend to anyone interested in this beer style or any beer style for that matter. I actually just swirled the last bit left in the bottle to pick up the remaining yeast and poured it into the glass which created a cascade similar to a fresh poured guinness with tiny clumps of yeast that settled in the bottom of the glass. The 8.2% ABV prevents this from being considered a session beer but I would drink these till last call and then sleep on the curb outside the bar. Its that good.

hyland24, Mar 09, 2008
Photo of ElGrecoVerde
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a fairly clear amber brown color.

The smell was similar to a caramel apple. Some spicy apple aromas, caramel, and a tiny bit nutty.

Flavors start with some cider and clove, adequately smoothed out by rich caramel for those who don't prefer spicy beers. A little bit of banana makes a cameo to please the beer drinking gorillas out there.

Very smooth beer, and easy to drink considering the 8+% abv. There's just enough carbonation to ease it down without making you sick.

Definitely something I would get again.

ElGrecoVerde, Mar 05, 2008
Photo of elmore
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark plum color from a 500ml bottle, which was bought as a single into a snifter. Lots of active carbonation. A foamy off-white head showing nice retention. A good amount of foamy lace left down the sides of the glass.

Smell is of dark brandy soaked fruits. Carmel malts, fruity esters and cloves. Taste is similar with dark fruits and roasted malts predominating up front. Spicy cloves and vanilla in the mid palate and a mild biting hops bitterness in the aftertaste. There is a definite sweetness without being syrupy or sticky. Alcohol not detectable at all.

Mouthfeel is fairly light. Feel is very crisp and dry. I was expecting a heavier beer, but was presently surprised by the light, uplifting body. Carbonation is quite high with persistent fine active carbonation.

Very drinkable despite high alcohol content.

An excellent beer. A must try.

elmore, Mar 03, 2008
Photo of bigluch1
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark Amber in color with an off-white head that lasts for a few minutes. This beer is also cloudy, you can't see from one side to the other.

S: Sweet, with a hint of fruits, spice, cloves, and caremel.

T: Relatively sweet with the presence of fruit and spices, very complex taste. Alcohol is masked very well with the sweetness and complexity of the beer.

M: Relatively Thick and meaty. Has good substance to it, but not as much as a stout.

D: Smooth, goes down well and finishes clean. I could have one right after the other.

bigluch1, Mar 03, 2008
Photo of swizzlenuts
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A dark red, amber, almost purple colour, with a nice cream coloured head. About 2 cm high and dissipates quickly.

S: Has a wheat smell from it, and it has a nice hint of a German pilsner.

T: This is a different flavoured beer. It tastes like a wheat beer, but it has the bock flavour in the background. There are subtle hints of fruits in the beer too. Damn tasty.

M: Carbonation and with a light a medium mouthful

D: German beer is almost always drinkable, and the flavour of the fruits is damn addicting.

EDIT: I find this beer fucking solid in all regards. After having this beer for a while, I find the dark fruits ( plums, raisins, etc) come out and really accentuate this beer. I fucking love it, and definitely one of my favourites.

swizzlenuts, Mar 02, 2008
Photo of Antilochus
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at a Kingston, Ontario LCBO in September of 2007 and cellared since then (four months, roughly). I can't decipher the freshness stamp. Aventinus was one of the first quality beers I've ever had and I'm surprised it has taken me this long to review it.

500mL bottle, 8.20% abv.

Poured into a nosing glass. Appearance is nut brown, nice copper accents, moderate haze, with a substantial offwhite-tan head. Head dissipates except for around the edge of the glass and a slight film in the centre. Looks beautiful.

Aromas: raisins, carrots, apples, german yeast, cooked pears, pie crust and caramelized sugar. Very grapey and a little medicinal (cough syrup). Don't worry, I'm going to let this one warm up and evolve for a long time. Extremely complex and delicious. Spices (cinnamon, like a cinnamon bun, raisins and all), dark fruits (as expected), a little musty.

Mouthfeel is definitely carbonated and substantial body. Lots of sweetness on the palate with some sharp alcohol, bolstered by the carbonation. Bubble gum, banana, yeast (typical wheat) lots of maltiness here. Finish is medium long and has some bitterness to it that helps improve the drinkability. Warming and soothing on a cold day.

In every category I find small faults - weak head retention, some medicinal aromas, etc. Hence the 4.5s and 4s. This is fantastic beer, one of the best I've had, and definitely a classic.

Antilochus, Mar 01, 2008
Photo of daleleboeuf
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I bought this bottle on a whim at Marcello's in Lafayette, LA. Little did I know that I was in for. This beer was so delicious, and I could not find anything bad about it. Upon opening, I immediately poured it into a glass and noticed how nice of a head came out of it. As I began to drink it, I noticed aromas of fruit, a heavy but not-to-sweet taste with an incredible champagne-like carbonation.

I bought this beer at a time when I was strictly drinking IPA's and assorted Pale's, and I could argue that this beer helped change my taste. I highly recommend this beer to anyone who likes a variety of beers.

daleleboeuf, Feb 28, 2008
Photo of livin4jc
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served from a bottle, fresh 2/24/2008 Served in a Aventinus glass. Chef Klaus in Frankfort.
A: Poured by the server into the class with a dense white head appox 1". No loace or retention. A dark and deep reddish-brown color.

S: Largely fruity smell. It has a sweet fruity smell and you can smell the hops. Very aromatic.

T: I could taste the rich flavor instantly. A rich fruity flavor with a roasted chocolate and malt flavor . Not a rich alcoholic flavor, almost tastes like a dessert. I could taste the wheat and yeast, but it is very subtle. Very tasty. Again, not one I would drink with heavy food, but more of a desert or relaxing flavor.
M: Smooth, nice. Small bubbles. Full bodied, excellent, well worth the purchase price.

livin4jc, Feb 25, 2008
Photo of dreadnatty08
4.78/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed at RFD
Pours an orange tinged ruby color with huge amounts of head. Becomes cloudier with each pour, obviously unfiltered; with great tracing as well. Aromas are huge with lots of clove, caramel, banana, and wheat, and a slight bit of cocoa. On the palate, the chocolate becomes more evident along with dark fruits, raisins, a little vanilla, some cinnamon in the finish, ginger, along with an astringency. Carbonation was medium high producing quite a sting with a medium light, creamy body. Drinkability was extremely good, the alcohol was nowhere to be seen. One of the best German beers I've had.

dreadnatty08, Feb 21, 2008
Photo of tai4ji2x
3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

first off, i'd like to petition that the vintaged (paper-wrapped) versions be listed as a separate beer...

the final number scores are for the 2002 vintage.


non-vintage 2007 bottle

a-4 s-4 t-3.5 m-3 d-3

murky orangey brown, lots of yeast sediment. head fades quickly and leaves no lace.

faintly banana and nutmeg, estery with some faint medicinal and phenolic notes. hint of maple syrup.

taste is similar, with slight acidity and stronger phenols, which can be distracting. mild bitterness with astringent finish. ginger and citrus peel?

feel is thin syrup, but is also slightly astringent. carbonation is gentle

not too drinkable for me...


2002 vintaged version

appearance is similar, maybe darker, sediment is chunkier.

intense dried fruit aroma, like raisins or prunes. some clove-like spice. again, some maple syrup.

taste follows but much less acidic. faint banana still exists. mild bitterness is much smoother, going into a fruitier, semi-dry finish.

feel is also smoother and less astringent. similar carbonation.

though much better than the standard version, it's still a little bit medicinal with prune-like flavors for me to drink more than one. that said, an interesting beer.

anyway, the message here is:


tai4ji2x, Feb 20, 2008
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4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an Aventinus glass...thank god. Aventinus pours a rich, hazey mahogany, with a slightly off-white head that leads to really nice lacing. Strong aromas of banana and clove, followed with a tailend of vanilla and confectioners sugar. The taste of Aventinus is uncanny. Bananas, vanilla and clove are on the front end of this beer. Sweet, malty, and almost tastes like a bananas foster. Mild to high carbonation, with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel, that finishes so nicely. I could drink this beer all day...literally. It is almost that perfect, great aroma, great flavor, and outstanding feeling while drinking.

paulthebeerguru, Feb 20, 2008
Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

purchased at fred meyer on sale for $4.

Pours a nice dark hazy brown with some hints of red. Beautiful head but fades kinda quickly. Smell is of spices and wheat beer. Taste is lovely wheat and great bananaish, wheat flavors. finish is nice and bubbly and goes down very very smooth. mouthfeel is a wee bit thin for my liking, but just fine and very refreshing. ABV is MIA. feels like it should be %5. Drinkability is absolutely wonderful. Ate with some aged irish cheddar and followed by some cherry pie. Sheeeess myyy...

AKBelgianBeast, Feb 19, 2008
Photo of MrIncognito
4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at Tuskies in Leesburg, VA. They have the best selection on-tap I've seen.

Nice fizzy head, two fingers, off-white. Dissipates rather quickly, could be the way the bartender poured. Dark brown and cloudy.

Smell is exceptional. Roasted hops with a slight sweet smell. I smell a spice like in apple cider.

Taste is fantastic. I love the roasted malt taste and the apple cider smell is definitely in the taste. The more I sip and the more it warms, apple cider becomes more evident. Not much of an alcohol taste. There is a hop bite at the end.

Mouthfeel is nice and smooth with tiny bubbles.

This is a really great beer. One I would love to have on hand at all times.

I had this in the bottle later on. So much better in the bottle. I feel like the tastes are much more pronounced and I do not taste as much apple cider as I taste light, smooth alcohol and the roasted malt. The wheat and malt are in perfect balance.

MrIncognito, Feb 18, 2008
Photo of manleyphoto
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aventinus from G.Schneider and Sohns brewery in Kelheim, Germany (cq brewery name and location) is a hefeweizen doppelbock, which sounds like a mouthful but is is essentially a fancy German way of saying that it's a strong, dark, unfiltered wheat beer. Dopplebocks are usually associated with cooler weather, but honestly, I could drink Aventinus any time of the year. The beer pours a hazy dark brown color with a stark white head of foam, that can crest up and over the rim of the glass. The smell is faintly spicy with a pronounced banana aroma from the yeast. The beer itself is rich and malty with a solid banana flavor, mixed with raisin, and vaguely of bubblegum. The beer is pleasantly carbonated which makes it an easy drinker, but at 8% alcohol by volume, it shout not be underestimated.
Although it claims a German pedigree, Aventinus has a strong local tie. More Aventinus is sold in the Hampton Roads area, specifically at The Bier Garden on Old Town Portsmouth than anywhere else in the world!

Aventinus Hefeweizen Doppelbock. The Bier Garden 438 High Street Portsmouth.
$7.00 for a half-liter glass.

manleyphoto, Feb 18, 2008
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5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow, this is the real deal. A fluffy head and an opaque, greenish, *mysterious* hue hinted at what was to come. Fruity and floral on the nose and just as complex on the tongue--a typical wheaty citrus character balanced with clove. Chewy. This is a fantastic bottle-conditioned beer that has earned a place in my top 10, if not my top 5. Highly recommended.

jonworth, Feb 18, 2008
Photo of NCSUdo
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9 oz glass, vintage 2002

A: Pours a deep brown under a small white head. Originally poured yeast free, but it's too dark to notice either way. No lace and no retention.

S: Smells of sweet and sour dark fruit. Cherries, some grape, a bit of toasted malt and bread.

T: Upfront, much like the nose, but a less sour character. Sweet malt mixed in as well, a little bit of earthy yeast, splash of wheat and some caramel and breadiness in between. Finish is sweet, but just when you think it is just going to be sweet, it shows some chocolate and slightly roasted malt character. Alcohol is silent on the palate, but warms the chest slightly on the way down. A hint of smoke and tobacco seem to poke their heads in, a little bit of bitterness that pops up in the back end serves well to balance the sweetness. The roasted and chocolate character meld a little to give a hint coffee. A very tasty brew.

M/D: Smooth, slightly sticky on the tongue, carbonation is very smooth as well. Full bodied, no alcohol taste. Drinkability is only hindered by the fact that I may never find another bottle from 2002. Excellent stuff, this one has held up well.

NCSUdo, Feb 17, 2008
Photo of ROMER79
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The pour on this beer was a dark brown with hints of amber throughout with a nice foamy white/red head if poured correctly. A little stonger that a doubble bock with a nice fruit balance. The active yeast mixed with the clove, banana, and vanilla give it a taste that is unlike most beers of its kind. There are also brown sugar notes throughout. It smells very fruity and sweet like candy. The mouthfeel was good it had a nice pop and and kick to it. Refreshing to the palate. Very easy to drink. Good dessert beer.

ROMER79, Feb 14, 2008
Photo of dsigmon
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2003 vintage

A: pours dark murky amber with gorgeous fluffy head

S: banana and caramel malts with some slight yeast aromas

T: mmmm, my favorite weizenbock. roasted caramel malts and banana along with spice and dark fruits.

M: I love this one because of the thickness and velvety feel across the tongue, perfectly carbonated and rounded

D: I can drink this style throughout the day, great beer!

dsigmon, Feb 11, 2008
Photo of Sayson
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer is dark amber in color. It poured with a very nice head that persisted for 5 minutes after pouring. With the yeast swirled into the beer, it's impossible to see through the beer to the other side. The aroma is sweet and clove-like but with a strange ester in the background that reminds me of bacon slightly. The taste is brilliant with The mouthfeel is coating and washes away gently. As far as drinkability, this beer just keeps going on and on. This is one of the truly great beers in the world.

Sayson, Feb 11, 2008
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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearence dark brown a hint of amber when you hold it to the light. Smell fruit, spice, caremel sweetness. Taste fruit, yeast, prunes, spice, the taste is complex tons of different tastes here. Mouthfeel is thick high carbonation. Drinkability is good I could have another.

BeerTaster, Feb 10, 2008
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4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The colour is deep brown; the edge got some hints of orange. The liquid is cloudy. The high head slowly sinks down into a thick beige lid, leaving some lacing.

The smell is sour with lots of yeasty flavours. There are some spicy (cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg) notes as well as some roasted buttery notes. Complex, fresh and balanced.

The taste is... oh... It is quite mild, enormously smooth and balanced: Sour wheat, roasted meat, bakery yeast, tropical fruits, and black currant. The aftertaste is a little dry with roasted malts, dough, French loaf, old fashioned fruit candy and a slowly growing note of biscuits.

The carbonation is medium strong; lots of really small bubbles. The liquid is very smooth, almost thick.

My first weissenbock, and I don't think that I could have gotten a better start.

bark, Feb 08, 2008
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4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Brown with some orange hues and a thin tan head.

Dark malts, fruit and caramel blended with earthy hops.

Delicous, big powerfull malts, candy and tart cherries. Also some spicy yeast and mild floral hops.

Full and creamy body with crisp carbonation.

Quite complex yet a very well balanced example of the style. Definately one of the better German brews around.

rye726, Feb 08, 2008
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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