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

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Ratings: 3,976
Reviews: 2,048
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 257
Gots: 356 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

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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Ratings: 3,976 | Reviews: 2,048
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.

Tasty!

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.

Photo of larsee01
4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Paper-wrapped glass bottle poured into trusty Hoegaarden pint glass.

A--Seriously carbonated. Foam eruption upon opening bottle. Crackling carbonation not unlike Coca-cola. Same color too, but cloudy. Nonstop effervescence with creamy light tan head.

S--Malty molasses. Sweet with mild nuttiness. Mild but rich. Dried fruits like cherries and raisins.

T--Delicious and complicated. Definitely a wheat beer up front, but complexities follow immediately and resonate. Exceptionally mild. Lightly spiced. Mildly floral and chocolatey. 8+ ABV doesn't translate at all...amazing.

M--Medium-bodied and creamy. Smooth and freaking delicious.

D--Again, ABV shocks me. MAYBE a bit warming by the end of 1st bottle. Very drikable.

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

Poured 500ml bottle into my pseudo not-quite weizen glass.

A: Cloudy amber. Looks like muddy water. Medium carbonation pours into a 1 finger, bubbly, off-white head. Quickly melts away into a couple of pockets of bubbly carbonation on the surface. Carbonation rises throughout. No lacing to speak of.

S: Wheat, yeast, a little clove and maybe ginger.

T: Wheat and yeast is prominent. Pungent flavor of Italian spices, with a hint of sweetness (maybe nutmeg).

M: Light and thin, but concentrated flavor. The yeast really slaps you in the face first, the pungent aftertaste remains. But a smooth consistent wheat grounds the whole thing. Finishes a bit dry.

D: Good drinkability, but this is one to sip.

Good brew. Complex flavor and nose, does have a bit of a strong alcohol taste. Really distinctive feel. This is one to sit down and enjoy. This is a quality quaff.

Photo of mnj21655
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL bottle

Pours a murky dark ruby brown in color (though it can be as light as a dark amber depending upon the point in the glass) with about two fingers of moussy, long-lasting light tan head. Aroma is quite complex and very intriguing. There is lots of bready malt, spicy clove and vanilla phenols, lots of dark fruit esters, some banana-like esters and a touch of perfume-like (roses) alcohol. Taste is much like the aroma. Lots of bready malt, some melanoidins, and a soft wheat undertone. There may be a good bit of malt character here (both wheat and barley) but the focus is the yeast character. The dark fruit esters (think plums, prunes and maybe raisins) are a bit more restrained in the flavor than the aroma but still present. The phenols range from clove to indistinct spicyness to hints of vanilla. The esters that are a bit more prominent are those classic to weissbiers: banana with just a mere hint of bubblegum. Alcohol is again present but it again lends a pleasant flavor component without being overwhelming. Mouthfeel is pretty good, body is a bit on the light side at only medium and carbonation is moderate. Alcohol is noticeable but its presence adds to the depth of flavor and isn't at all hot or solventy. Drinkability is pretty darn good. This brew is complex but nicely balanced and fairly nuanced.

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

I poured from a 500 ml glass into a weizen glass. It pours an amber to brown color with a massive head. The head retreats rather quickly with no lacing. The first thing I noticed on the nose was a weak hint of cloves. This was quckly replaced by a candy smell, with some alcohol kicked in. The flavor is ripe fruit with alcohol and caramel notes. The beer is medim bodied and highly carbonated. the beer is very drinkable and the best wheat beer I have tried to date.

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

A: A cloudy carmel to tobacco brown with a nice thick ivory/white head that lingers and leaves great lacing.

S: Earthy smell with dark fruit tones and roasted malt scent.

T: Packs a punch with expansive flavor. Hints of toasty malts, prune of fig, with hints of a sweet taste. The alcohol is masked well, but still very present which bringss out the spice.

M: Medium body with a smooth flow.

D: I found this to have a good drinkability but in moderation as the alcohol content packs a punch. Very flavorful and interesting to drink.

Photo of jazzmac
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got it as part of Schneider gift set for Xmas (gotta love little brothers)

A-Pours a hazy, dark brown/ruby color.

S-Spices, malt, raisins.

T-Big malty flavor, with a hint of spiciness, a slight alcohol burn.

M-Nice body, not overwhelming, warming

D-Very drinkable, though not to excess, you'll fall over.

Photo of PerzentRizen
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

WOW this beer is huge. I never thought german beer could be anything like this. I like the massive flavors this one packs.

I poured my Aventinus into a German long neck, bulb top, wheat glass. The sight is amazing. The beer actually glows in the light! Aventinus has about ten different colors and the cloudiness lets me know that this is going to be extremely flavorful.

The aroma is hard to describe. I can smell the typical double bock / weizenbock aromas but they are much more expansive in this beer. My mouth is actually watering as I smell this beer.

The flavors go from deep malt, to strong banana, to bread, and then to chocolate with a twangy wheat finish. This is a really long beer with a great look, aroma, flavor, and name. I will definately seek this one out again.

The mouthfeel is decent and fairly light considering the action packed flavor.

I think this beer is a great beer with amazing attributes and very drinkable. I would drink this any day of the year. Cheers!

Photo of cvfish
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a cloudy dark brown color that produced fluffy white head that retained well and made a nice lace around the glass

S - An herbal spiciness mixed with malts and raisins

T - Raisins and plums, cumin and cinnamon, malts

M - Medium bodied, smooth, and slight carbonation

D - Very good example of a german bock, with a nice kick

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

Comes out of the tap an opaque chocolate brown with a fine bubbled pale tan head. Very appetizing malty and chocolaty aroma is slightly sweet. Rich, malty, smoky flavor has chocolate undertone and nutty and molasses hints, and just a whisper of sweetness. Texture is smooth and tingly, giving a pleasing finish.

Photo of gpogo
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Hazy dark brown with large off-white head. Head dissipated into nothing by the end of the glass.

A- Wonderful spicy aroma. Hints of clove and light hints of dark fruits.

T- Spicy wheaty taste with some clove and dark fruits. Slight taste of alcohol enhancing that spiciness.

M- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Definite alcohol warmth.

D- Very drinkable. A great representation of the style. Keep an eye out for the alcohol as it will take you by surprise.

Photo of HeyItsChili
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass. Pours a cloudy garnet with golden highlights around the edges with a big, proud ecru head that slowly fades to a few bubbles clinging to the head.

S - Booming malt, mild spices, banana and citrus notes, bread, dark fruits are all hanging around.

T - Sweet candies, dark fruits i.e. raisins, roasted malt, yeasty, with a very mild, fleeting alcohol tinge in the finish.

M - On the thin side of medium-bodied with a little bit of carbonation tingle.

Notes - Pretty tasty, sometimes I misspell the name of this one.

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

This poured a murky copper to brown in color with a moderate extremely bubbly head that dissipated quickly. The nose is semi-sweet and filled with banana, wheat, malt and chocolate with a touch of raisin and spice. In the mouth it was medium-bodied, rich and concentrated showing the sweetness from the mouth. This had great balance with fresh carbontaion and a lingering finish. There is nothing out of place in this one it is just enjoyable from beginning to end.

Photo of Biggness
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Well it took about 4 years but I finally got my first 5 across the board! This beer pours a cloudy dark amber.... almost dirty looking with a very creamy white head and tons of lacing. The smell is of bananas. The taste is so smooth I just kept wanting more! There was a huge banana flavor matched with a wonderful malt base with some hints of toasted malts, everything is perfectly balanced in this brew. The mouthfeel was incredibly creamy and the carbonation level was perfect. Wow such an incredibly drinkable brew, I yearn for more, now I know what my next on tap suggestion is for my local establishments.

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

Poured from a 0.5l bottle into an Aventinus glass.

A wonderful hazy caramel brown with a pillowy white head which recedes to a thin layer. The lace is a little sticky on the glass, leaving spots of white foam as the glass is emptied.

A very nice smell, dominated by sweet and tart fruits - red apples. There are notes of caramel with a grainy base.

The red apples are on the flavor as well. Less sweet than the aroma. Actually quite interesting and balanced. An especially whole-wheat bready finish which cleans up the tart flavors and the gentle hop profile.

The palate is a bit thick and heavy on this beer. The carbonation is present, but the beer is chewy.

I found this to be an interesting, fairly easy to drink beer. When I poured it, I didn't really feel like drinking a whole pint, but I wanted to try this beer. After getting into it, my attitude was turned around. The heavy palate, however, made it a bit tougher to get through.

A good change of pace beer. It is a bit difficult to find where this beer will fit in. It's not a session beer, and with 0.5l bottles it's not an apéritif or an interest beer.

Photo of Pauly2X
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Massive three finger head, effervescent deep amber body.

S- Banana, clove and sweet deep caramel malts.

T- Solid caramel maltiness with tons of spicy yeast character. Although the yeast character dominates it plays very well with the solid malty backbone. A slight alcohol note is noticeable into the finish.

M- Slightly fizzy, like a good weissbier should be.

D- These go down great.

Worthy of is following. A great beer to reach for when you want something different.

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