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

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Ratings: 3,941
Reviews: 2,038
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 251
Gots: 337 | FT: 7
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Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

Formerly Schneider Aventinus.
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Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 500ml single at Arctic Liquors in Steamboat, CO around $4.

A: this one tried to escape the bottle before I had a chance to pour it, cloudy dark brown with a cream colored head, about half an inch or so thick, not real dense or rocky, recedes to a film.

S: Big time banana and clove flavor, much more pronounced than a regular hefe, faint hints of chocolate, has a distinct yeast smell, somewhat plastic, but not out of place. Light burnt smell as well.

T: Follows the nose exactly, banana, a little more chocolate in the mouth than the nose though, a little bit of tangy wheat in there too. Booze is really well hidden for 8.2% (as stated on bottle) strong yeast presence. All the flavors of a solid hefeweizen but amped up. Excellent. I'm really digging this tonight, as opposed to other times I've tried it. Great beer.

M: Thick and creamy, faint carbonation, slight booze warmth.

D: Dangerously drinkable for such a high abv. Tasty beer, a few pints of this would be awesome. Highly recommended. A beer that I will try to have on hand.

Photo of Halcyondays
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Half-liter bottle,

A: Pours a murky, dirty brown with a, rather light for a weizen, off-white head.

S: Outstanding. Freshly baked banana bread.

T: Dark malt, pumpernickel/rustic dark bread is heavy on the first sip with a lot of sweetness. Ethanol and spice (cinnamon, star anise) come out with the banana and rich clove flavour to finish the beer.

M: Medium/full bodied, moderately high carbonation, very smooth, rich, a bit of an ethanol slickness.

D: A good beer and certainly regarded as the classic of the style. One of the best weizenbocks I've had for sure. Strong, tasty flavours make this a sipper, space it out over an hour and enjoy.

Photo of eruckart
4.88/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Purchased at a local liquor store out of sheer curiosity and was pleasantly surprised with this beer. I unknowingly had a glass from the brewery from a previous trip to Bruisin' Ales that just happened to be the only glass large enough to hold the beer. I have not had any Weizenbocks before this so I did not know what to expect. It had a sweet taste and quite a bit of head which left some nice lacing on the glass as I drank it down. During my last trip to Bruisin' Ales I picked up a 2004 bottle of the Aventinus to try side by side against a regular bottle of it to see how it changes as it is aged.

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

For those who have not tried it and are skeptical about its universal round of applause: yes, Aventinus really is all that! It pours an extremely cloudy spectrum that ranges from a hazy yellow at the thinnest points in the glass to an impenetrable brown at its deepest, with a big, frumpy, tan head standing on top of it all. Its aromas span the spectrum of straightforward wheatiness at one end to complex dark fruits and spices at the other. Yeastiness also comes through loud and clear on the nose, as it does on the palate. Dark fruits including prunes, raisins, and berries, along with a nice toastiness and yeasty softness all blend on together in perfect harmony. For the past 5 years I've been having perhaps two or three of these per year. No matter how many beers in the same or approximate categories that I try, Aventinus remains one of my all-time favorites.

Photo of scootny
4.82/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just the best example of the style. A huge head that arrives explosively and stays for eternity. The beer stays covered. Vigorous carbonation is easily seen even though the brew is an opaquely cloudy mahaogany. That is before I make an effort to swirl the yeast in. A light touch of lacing in spite of the abv and low hop content.

Smell is massively fruity. Big banana, clove, raisins. Hints of anise and a spicy pepperiness. Sweet wheat malt adds a sour lemony twang.

Taste is beyond words but I'll try... Large banana yeastiness with a sweet wheat malty backbone. Clove in abundance with a subtle lemon presence, a gentle twang. Yeast dark fruit esters. A melon like juiciness. Alcoholic sweetness in the finish. A mild hop bittering and a lingering fusel note as well as graham flavored breadiness.
Feel is velvety, carbonation is creamy.

Drinkability is better that it has a right to be. While just a touch hot it nevertheless encourages you to go for it. The abv does not call out and the taste and feel is seems lighter than it is.

The paradigm for the style. It has all the attributes of a hefe and a bock in the same glass. At the same time it takes each to a new level in brewing.

Photo of biggred1
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Turbid, brown body with a fizzy off white head that subsides quickly, minimal lace. Smell is very savory, vanilla, apple, clove, cocoa and banana. Tastes much bigger than the aroma with a nice bubblegum/banana-clove-vanilla quality up front, followed by gingerbread and an almost vinuous chalky smooth, dry finish. Medium mouthfeel with a ton of carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden. One of the finest beers out there. Outstanding.

Photo of Amalak
3.51/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a cloudy brown, mostly opaque. Thick, foamy head. It has a mild wheat and vanilla smell to it.

Very intense taste. The wheat jumps out at first, but the banana and vanilla sit in the back of the throat. The aftertaste is too much, but I respect the uniqueness of this beer.

Photo of Vengeance526
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy brown color with a thick, frothy, 3-4 finger white head and moderate amounts of lacing.

Smells of wheat and fruit. Banana, citrus and some grapes all come through. Mildly sweet.

Taste also imparts a mild sweetness with notes of banana and grape. Wheat and cloves also evident.

Mouthfeel is fairly smooth. Alcohol is mostly hidden but does start to come through near the end. I probably wouldn't want more than one of these in a sitting, but this might be worth picking up again some other day.

Photo of DeusExChronica
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oh, I'm so glad I came across this beer. Wheat beer fans rejoice, this is an excellent find.

Appearance - The beer pours out as a cloudy brown/dark amber color. Although the murky color may not seem the most appealing, the dark wheat color is still inviting. The head builds up quickly and fades away fast; no lacing on the glass.

Smell - Initially heavy wheat and malt. Citrus came through nicely as I continued. Seemed to pick almost a smokey scent but not sure; there were other scents that I couldn't put my finger on (I'll need to try the beer again).

Taste - Wonderful rich malty taste. Banana bread and small clove flavors come through well without being overpowering. With each sip there was a great transition going from a slight sour to a sweet malt flavor at the end. The taste of the alcohol is strong but all the flavors are so well balanced it doesn't stand out.

Mouthfeel - A little carbonation at the start; very smooth on the tongue

Drinkability - Overall this is a beer that I can and will drink again. Even if you're not a huge wheat or malt fan like myself you will enjoy this beer. While the alcohol strength is masked well by the complex flavors, it is still a strong beer, and one that I would rarely have more than one bottle of in a sitting. As much as I want to say this is a perfect beer, I want to see if Schneider and Sohn can improve anything on it.

As a fan of hefeweizens and good malt beers, Aventinus should not be overlooked. It is well priced and worth the money.

Photo of hoplover82
4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a hazy deep light brown color, with a medium to small off white bubblyhead that quickly dissapates to nothing. No lace noticed.

S-Smells like a grape slushy. Slightly clovy, actually gets very clovy as it warms. Lots of grapes dominate.

T-Very dark fruits some alcohol warmth raisins, sweet bread dough. Very sweet caramel. Must have used spicy hops. Very light bitterness.

M-Full to medium bodied because of all the bubbles. Pretty smooth sipper.

D-Just one of two.

Photo of jamesm7485
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Been drinking nothing but dipa's ris's and all that crazy stuff latley so its time for a change!

The beer pours with a light amber base that gets progressively darker as it reaches it's perfect white head.

Smells like a bastard child of la folie and ayinger doppelbock absolutley heaven

The taste has less sour tones than the smell would lead you to beleive however the over powering sweetness that is present in some doppelbocks is much more controlled here.

The mouthfeel has some initial carbonation but is very smooth overall not ten fidy smooth but this isnt exactly ten fidy now is it.

Drinks very well for the abv and the style probably couldnt do more than a few bombers without being on my ass but amazing never the less

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

Pours a cloudy dark brown color with a thin white head that fades. Smells of sweet wheat. Tastes of a brown ale and dopplebock characteristics. Good clean wheat and a smooth nutty flavor, but sweet. Mouth is great, a nice rich texture goes down perfectly. A close second to Victory Weizen Bock

Photo of Schwarzwald
4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Nice dark brown color and white head. Head leaves very quickly and provides an easy to drink well carbonated beer. Enough about the feel, color and smell! What a great beer! Get some german cheese, some crackers and have at it. This one will always have a shelf in my fridge. I love it and think that it goes very well with German food. It just tastes like Germany. Enjoy!

Photo of Stimack
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brew poured into a Weihenstephan weizen glass. Has a nice deep brown color with a fair sized light tan head that had fair retention which left nice lacing. The aroma is very nice, fresh fruit (highlighting Lemon), clearly banana (guess that would be a fruit but it is a different aroma than the fruit that I pick up), whole wheat bread and cloves. The flavors are clear and simply excellent. Rich sweet malt flavor with a slight chocolate and vanilla hint (upfront), clearer clove and banana flavors mixed with an inviting alcohol taste at the tail end. Spiciness sticks around at the back of the mouth for a bit. Nice amount of carbonation plays well with the flavors. This is a very tasty brew but IMO dangerous as it goes down very easily but I am already feeling (empty stomach) it. Very nice brew and for the price you can not beat it.

Photo of Buebie
3.68/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into an oversized snifter. 3 finger white cola head very quickly receeding to a qaurter inch cap. Very much colat like in head, with much snap crackly pop like noises.
Thin spotty lace.
The color on this beer is quite dark, almost black. A glowing unfiltered pale brown when held to light.

It smeels like a wheat wine, mollases, dark brown candy sugar, cloves, and many other spices.
Its somwhat sweet with a bitter root kick at the knose.

Aromas transfering to flavor, with a root beer like taste. Spice kicks in and cloves and root dominate. Carbonations tickes the pallet all the way through. Somwhat sweet, bordering on semi-sweet root beer beer.

Interesting, not somthing I'll seek out again, but definatly good to try.

Photo of Stunner97
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance- Very dark ruby brown, foamy whit carbonated head that things after pour to be laced, very cloudy and impossible to even see through

Smell- Wheat and fruit in the first nose of the beer, yeast and typical smell associated with your wheat beers,

Taste- One of the most amazingly flavorful beers you will find, taste great first on the tongue and gets better through the finish. The flavors of a great smooth wheat beer

Mouthfeel- soft and delicate yet extremely complex

Drinkability- Very delicious with a 8.2 which is completely masked by its good flavor

I will tell you first off all that I am not even a fan of wheat beer but this is good. Try it you wont be disappointed even if your not a huge fan of wheat beer. Good buy and a good treat.

Photo of heapofaoatmeal
4.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

wowie zowie. this is a keeper. sweet estery malty aroma. clove, banana, sweet but not too. refreshing subtle bitterness cuts the sweet making it eminently drinkable. no idea how they hide 8.2% so well. clove is subtle, plays well with the hops to cut the sweetness. this is truely a great beer and proves why six generations of schneider have been making this beer the same way.

Photo of WalrusJockey
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into a Duvel glass.

Appearance- dark reddish brown, but hold it to the light and the brilliant blood orange color comes through the bottom of the glass. Splendid cream colored head.

Smell- smells for all the world like a Belgian Strong Brown or Abby. Cloves, orange peel, spice and malt are all very noticeable.

Taste- *very* strong, sweet malt flavors, backed firmly with cloves and spices, and a more subtle orange flavor. Swallow is yeasty and malty, and eventually an aftertaste of oranges malt and yeast shows up.

Moutheel- briskly carbonated, this beer is heavily malted, yet fairly light in the mouth. Goes down well, but isn't as smooth on the swallow as on the mouth, and actually makes its weight felt once it hits the belly. None of this is bad, but after less than half a glass, it is giving me a full feeling.

Drinkability- I will definitely consider getting this beer again, it is a very good beer. Though it isn't a great after dinner beer, so don't make my mistake.

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

Pours with a three-finger light tan head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Almost cloudy dark amber color, ton of yeast in bottom of bottle. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Caramel nose. Flavor is sweet yeasty caramel, clean finish. Cellars well, brewed 2004. $6.75 for a 500ml bottle from a Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, ME.

Photo of meday
3.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Part of the Weihenstephaner/Aventinus/Salvator Doppelbock tasteoff

White long-lasting head. While the other two heads were long gone, Aventinus was still strong.

I could smell the yeast, and possible some flour, but that could be a reaction to the yeast smell.

Sweet cinnamon flavor, but still tasting the yeast. It almost had the taste of a belgian yeast.

Mouthfeel was alive and crisp. It was certainly the most interesting.

Still very drinkable, but not as much as Weihenstephaner.

Photo of farrago
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

You could say it has an attractive amber-brown color but it's as murky as murky gets, bubbles highly visible though and pours with a healthy amount of head, looks serious in intent. Sweet spice laden nose emphasizing clove and nutmeg, malty in a dry way with more carob than chocolate, nice orange citrus reduction notes, dried apple and pear fruit scents, cherry too. Medium-bodied with a great deal of agility, never once feels as if it has soaked into your palate until it has. More of that clove and anise spice, good deal of carbonation keeps any given flavor from achieving dominance. The fruit lowered in favor of wheat, half-baked bread although more banana here. Almost banana bread. The maltiness is not outsized, more textural than flavor oriented. Admirable persistence through the finish.

Photo of jimsimply
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this one (after an unfortunate encounter with a vanilla porter).

A: Poured golden amber, with a nice head and lacing that stuck around for a bit.

S: Everything you'd expect here: wheaty, malty aroma, with some spiciness for good measure.

T: Excellent, complex flavor. Some vanilla with some nice tangy notes beneath. Hints of raisins and cocoa.

MF: Light, and very easy to drink.

D: I was going a bit faster than I should have, given the hour, but the beer lent itself to that. The alcohol is there in the finish, but not overpowering.


Photo of BARFLYB
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500ml bottle into a sam adams imperial pint glass. Not sure of the date on this one. 1st time trying this beer.

A- A very dark red to brown color comes out of the bottle with an apparent cloudiness from being unfiltered. A huge head arises towards the top of the glass leaving a almost two finger light tan head exploding with bubbles, a very active brew no doubt. The head eventually dies down but the bubbles don't. good lacing.

S- Very powerful scents of wheat and yeast up front. Along with that some dark malts and a huge whiff of fruits.Not getting much hops from the smell Maybe some chocolate? Some spice and a bit of alcohol rounds this weizenbock out.

T- On the first few sips the wheat is ever present with a whole bunch of those dark malts. then the fruits come on including a lot of clove with some banana and vanilla. The small smell of chocolate led to an even smaller taste of it, not this beers strong quality, but if there was any more presence it would distract from this beers better qualities. The alcohol is there and grows as the temperature rises, quite warming. All of this combines into an a nice sweet weizenbock, or dopplebock, take your pick.

M- This brew has a great mf with a good amount of carbonation. Drinking this when it's just poured out of the bottle i got alot of fizz and it was present on the mouth, quite different from a lot of beers around. As the beer warms it resembles a more creamy character with the fruity characteristics sticking around.

D- Although i would like to see these in bombers i believe the 500ml is the perfect size for this beer, i could drink two. A great price for a great dopple/weizen bock. after finishing i concluded that this was in the top three for this style for sure and one of my favorites from Germany

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

Was in albany at Oliver's, a place I miss dearly and picked up the

2002 Special Edition

A - Dark rich amber color. bit of head, that fades and no lacing...i would expect this from an aged beer

S - Holy yummy. Rich chocolate, dark raisins, sweet malty notes

T/M - Fairly exqusite. Unbelievably smooth. Sweet up front and warming. Great mouthful and presence. Makes you want to savor the sip.

D - delicious and alcohol is not noticable. drink em back if you can handle the sweetness

Photo of jujubeast6000
3.92/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed 5/4/2006 (500mL bottle): Pours a huge slightly tan head, big bubbles, quickly diminishing, good lacing. Brown/reddish in color, small carbonation bubbles. Strong aroma of dark fruit, plum, some malts, lots of different aromas. Light fruit taste, perfume, smooth aftertaste, slight alcohol. Reminds me a lot of a abt quad. Tasty, but alcoholy.

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,941 ratings.