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

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Ratings: 3,718
Reviews: 1,996
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 209
Gots: 245 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

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 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
Photo of paulthebeerguru
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
Photo of jonworth
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
Photo of BeerTaster
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
Photo of bark
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
Photo of rye726
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
Photo of BMan1113VR
3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very differenet. Aroma is almost exclusively banana and vanilla. Appearance is a hazy monochromatic brown with a large off-white head with excellent retention and lacing. Flavor is rich in clove and quite sweet. Goes down like syrup (in a nice way). A pretty sophisticated beer. Some of my less expirianced friends (not that I am too expirianced) said that it tasted a lot like bubblegum. Overall quite nice, but not something you could drink a lot of.

BMan1113VR, Feb 07, 2008
Photo of pweis909
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is my 2nd example of the style, the first being made by a local brewpub trying to imitate Aventinus.

Pours dark, looks syrupy, mine didn't have much head to it.

There is some banana and maybe caramel to the aroma.

The fruity taste would complement strong cheese, I think. Although there is a rounded maltiness to this, it is not dripping with sweetnees as the other weizenbock I have tried. The alcohol is noticeable and may be cutting the sweetness, but I suspect the local boys used more caramel malts, too. The fruit, w/o cloying sweetness, is sort of like banana peel as opposed to banana.

Thick and filling. I'd probably never have more than one.

pweis909, Feb 02, 2008
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4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite. This stuff is absolutely delicious and if it weren't for the high ABV I would drink this all day everyday.

Head pours about 2 fingers thick and slowly goes down. Nice dark color, not quite black. It has the similar taste of a hefeweizen with a stonger hint of alcohol.

brewintheLou, Jan 30, 2008
Photo of TheSarge
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Well I purchased this at a local getraenke markt in Mannheim. I have never seen this beer before, but I'm familiar with Schneider Weiss. The packaging caught my eye, and I saw this was a Weizenbock. I'm pretty excited a to try a new style of beer.

This is only my second Weizenbock ever in my life, so I've not much to go off on in the way of comparison, but let's see how this one goes.

The brew pours quite nicely. With a vigorous pour into the supplied glass that comes with the beer, it produces much nice light and tan head. It dissipates quickly, but retains a nice lacing. The body is a purplish brown color, and is quite hazy from the left over hefe.

The aromas are sweet, something in the way of raspberries.

The taste is berry like and a bit tart. This is a complex beer and definetly a sipper.

I suppose with the moderately high alcohol content, one would expect a warm feeling to this brew, and this is certainly the case; however, this is very drinkable. Just enjoy this beer! Put this together with a Schwatzwalderkirchtorte, and you'll be in heaven.

TheSarge, Jan 25, 2008
Photo of JohnGalt1
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz from the Coop for ~$4.25.. poured into my small weizen glass.

Good 3 finger head atop a slightly hazy chesnut brew.. Why is there no lacing?

Big banana and pink bubblegum.. fairly thick caramel malts.. spicy cloves throughout.... more cloves as it warms.

Flavor is fantastic and complex.. probably beyond me. thick spicy ester on the front end are complimented by the malts. Spicy banana.. caramel and brown sugar with husky grains.. finish is loong spicy.. more clove spiked bananas with bubblegum at the outer tongue. Viscosity is very smooth and creamy.. suprisingly light carbonation given the head... sooo complex. Fairly big body helps keep it all together.

Aventinus is the German version of an American Barleywine.... "Let's see how much flavor we can get out of the grains, yeast, and water." I need to re-review this one .. the last time I had it was a few months ago at the Front Door, and I loved it.

JohnGalt1, Jan 25, 2008
Photo of tyboxr
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: a rich malty red/brown with golden hues. delicious to see, good head wnen poured right.

S: hint of plum/prune wrapped in wheaty goodness

T: so good, crisp start, light lingering wheatiness that would pair very well with scnitzel

M: expanding carbonation that only adds to the creaminess

D: will become a staple to many, if you find it on tap go crazy, its the best of its kind (IMHO)

A very good beer, one that stands alone and sets the marker, in other words damn good stuff.

tyboxr, Jan 24, 2008
Photo of clayrock81
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this brew into a large weizen glass and it poured out slowly and appeared syrup-colored brown w/ very little head but a lot of carbonation. One whiff is overpowering with a malty slant but with citrus and spicey/yeasty overtones. There is a very hoppy bite when it first hits your tongue, but it is somewhat thin-bodies and balanced out w/ a touch of peppery spices, a nice part sweet/dark malts and some citrus fruit and a yeastiness to boot - overall a very smooth beer. Only the high ABV (the alcohol is hidden well) limit this from a session beer.

clayrock81, Jan 24, 2008
Photo of ski271
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Cloudy dark chestnut and almost no off-white head.
S: Dark sweet fruit over a pleasant wheat aroma and light malt base. Plum, port wine and clove.
T: More dark fruit and lots of spicy wheat flavors along with a moderate yeast presence. Alcohol is not very noticeable at all (and this is 8%?)
M: Medium body, slick texture, moderate carbonation despite the lack of head.
D: Fantastic! This has wonderful fruit flavors in it without being too sweet. Just a real pleasure to let this stuff touch my taste buds. Definitely worth trying.

ski271, Jan 23, 2008
Photo of Risser09
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

1pt. 9oz. bottle (500ml) poured into a pilsner - Not sure what year this one is from - Cellar temp

Appearance: Pours a transparent brown color with orange highlights. Tall 3" head that is off-white in color. Foamy head has excellent retention. Foamy lace sticks to the sides of the glass.

Smell: A bit lactic and sour in the nose. Banana and clove are the dominant aromas here. Biscuit lemon fruit tarts and wheat round it out.

Taste: Wheat is a big flavor. Biscuity chewiness mixes with a mild tartness. Banana, clove and lots of other spices. Reminiscent of a traditional Belgian Strong Ale (spice-wise). Mild dark fruit flavors like raisin. Biscotti. Very complex and tasty.

Mouthfeel: Bubbly and palate cleansing. Smooth and medium to heavily bodied. Plenty of bready chewiness. Sugary. Alcohol is hardly noticeable.

Drinkability: Awesome. This is the marked example of a doppelbock. Very well balanced blend of flavors, sugars, alcohol and palate cleansing refreshment. Highly drinkable. Paired well with a lavender/fennel chevre. Will be getting some more of this stuff.

Risser09, Jan 21, 2008
Photo of dsa7783
3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Copped this purple-logo bottle from a Morris County store... really liked the company's Hefe-Weizen, so figured this would be a good sample... beautiful purple, dark-brown, mahogany appearance with immense frothy, foamy head that bubbles up... smell is replete with figs and prunes... taste is all malts with a rich, thick, creamy plum, fig taste that hits home and stays on the palate... ultra-rich flavor that is very filling and intense... extra malty with an alcohol presence certainly noticeable... reminds me somewhat of a doppelbock... a strong, full-flavored, robust beer that is satisfying... good stuff... Recommended...

dsa7783, Jan 19, 2008
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,718 ratings.