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

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3,624 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,624
Reviews: 1,985
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 201
Gots: 212 | 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:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001)
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Torchiest

Texas

4.8/5  rDev +10.6%

Poured a 500ml bottle into 20oz oktoberfest glass.

Dark ruddy brown with a decent beige head that faded quickly.

Smells sweet, fruity, clove notes, chocolatey, unique yeast aroma.

Very sweet front, melts into this indescribable mix of immense depth. Currant, chocolate, slight banana flavor, clove, more fruit, nice mellow bitterness, fades into a glorious and long lasting port wine finish.

Fantastic creaminess mixed with solid bite from carbonation which balances quite well. Lots of warmth throughout that is just right.

I could guzzle this all night long, and I have in fact gotten into trouble with it a few times because it is so easy to drink. I want to savor it, and yet I can't get enough. Definitely one of the best beers on Earth.

01-30-2007 09:17:47 | More by Torchiest
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bluegrassbrew

Georgia

3.68/5  rDev -15.2%

This was my first weizenbock. Had it a Pazzo's in Lexington. Pours a nice looking dark brown color with a slight head. Smells much like a hefe but one that was injected with alcohol. Normal bannanas and citric sweetness. Taste much the same, but lots of heat on this one! Mild chocolate as it warms. Overall very interesting but I thought the alcohol over powered this brew a bit much for me.

01-27-2007 19:28:45 | More by bluegrassbrew
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umustdrink

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

A - Dark brown color, slightly orange around the corners of the weizen glass. Head recedes rather quickly to a quarter inch.

S - Smell is slightly malty, pretty sweet with very fragrant grape notes.

T - Sweet wheat flavor with a caramel-y malt aftertaste. Dark fruit notes. Faint alcohol sensation.

M - Somewhat thick consistency, a little syrupy. Otherwise smooth.

D - Very tasty beer, could be a benchmark for the style.

01-22-2007 02:36:54 | More by umustdrink
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treedoctor5002

Michigan

3.63/5  rDev -16.4%

The head on this puppy is huge! It took me a few pours to get it all into my hefewiezen glass. It's pretty cool to see all of these tiny bubbles screaming from the bottom to the top of my glass. Color is a dark brown. This bottle went flat pretty quickly. Not sure if that is normal or not.
Smell is like bubble gum and then almost earthy. This is definitely a German brew.
Taste is bananas and bubble gum without much hoppiness to it. Overall pretty sweet. A really distinctive beer. Different from anything I've ever had. Not sure if this is my style though.
The 8% alcohol is hard to find here. Extremely drinkable. One 500ml bottle caught up to me quickly.
I would recommend you try this beer.

01-20-2007 03:37:19 | More by treedoctor5002
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GooberMcNutly

Florida

3.3/5  rDev -24%

Dark, rich and sweet. The wheat base to the bock gives it a tall, white rockey head and removed all astringency from the mouthfeel. Aromas of cloves and very, very slight banana and vanilla aspects. The malty bock backbone and lager fermentation suppress most of the yeasty/bready fresh aspects and give it some legs in the bottle.

01-19-2007 16:24:23 | More by GooberMcNutly
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Westsidethreat

California

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%

A: This will take two pours, as the head is out of control. Made up of sudsy, medium sized beige bubbles, I don't expect it to remain this large for much longer but it should last the entire brew in a smaller form. Body is quite an intriguing color; perhaps what a weiss beer with a brown crayon melted into it would look like with lots of unfiltered qualities to it.

S: I get campfire smoke thats been in clothes for a day. You know that smell? That and some banana, caramel, cloves and more spices.

T: Tangy banana liquor comes first with some lemon highlights along with it. Good base of brown sugary malt with hazelnuts and almonds. Very spicy, almost hints of pine or spruce which is imparted by the glorius yeast. As it warms, dark fruits prevail with rum raisin bringing a lick of alcohol. Finishes sweet with some wood tones and more banana esters.

M: Full mouthfeel, thick body with a fuzzy mouthfeel from the overcarbonation. But this is easilly solved with a few swirls of the glass.

D: Mighty fine brew, one that grows on you as the beer drains down the gullet. Great balance between banana and caramel. Inspired me to drink another German beer after this one.

01-19-2007 04:52:38 | More by Westsidethreat
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Greenfloyd

California

4.83/5  rDev +11.3%

Holy Goodnight what a beer...

Ahhemmm..I mean....Pours into a hefe-glass with a shaded redwood color, the stable and very present cloud of toasted ivory foam, hovers overhead. Warm banana spice cake tones find their way into your mind via the incredible nose of this Weizenbock. Malt and sweet plum flavors give way to a perfectly balanced, slightly tart, dark fruit finish. The mouth feel of this beer puts it over the top, giving it all the qualities of a incredibly crafted brew. The wheaty, medium bodied fresh finish lingers favorably until the next sip.
Brunnen getan, meine Deutschen Brüder, gut getan……Pairs as well with bacon wrapped bockwurst, as it does with a medium rare filet mignon...enjoy

01-19-2007 04:40:12 | More by Greenfloyd
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gonzo138

Arizona

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

A- pours a hazy brownish red color with a tan colored head that retains okay but sticks very nicely to the side of my weizen glass

S- full rich malty sweetness, accompanied by a fruity sweetness, and a bit of that hefe wheat spiciness

T- deep rich malty sweetness at first along with an almost candy like sweetness, followed by a bannana clove spiciness near the finish

M- full rich body and good carbonation

D- absolutely love this one, had it many a time, cant believe this is the first time i'm reviewing it, would absolutely freak out if I could find this on tap somewhere

01-18-2007 06:44:31 | More by gonzo138
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LvilleIPA

New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +3%

The first weizenbock I've ever had, and my god is this one great.

Poured out of the 500mL bottle into a weizen glass. This is taking forever to pour. I'm waiting patiently.

A - A light brown (maybe dark orange?) color with a HUGE head full of tiny bubbles. I've heard alot about this one, and it's lookin pretty serious.

S - Caramel, cloves, some toasted malts and tons of highly sweetened fruits.

T - I've had tons of wheat beers, tons of weizens, and quite a few doppel bocks. I've never had anything like this. Put it this way - take every thing you like about your favorite wheat beer, add in everything you like about your favorite dunkel or doppel, and kick it all up to 8.2% abv - it's amazing.

M - Lightly carbonated, but sooo smooth and rewarding. It seems to melt on your tongue like a perfectly cooked steak. It then leaves you with sweet sugary aftertastes. You really can't even tell how hot (alcohol wise) this beer really is. Simply fantastic.

D - I'm getting close to the end of the bottle, and I don't really know how many more of these I could tangle with. I feel like I could really enjoy this bottle in a quick manner - but no matter how great it tastes, you don't want to drink more than one.

I'd almost compare this to a desert wine - it's something that tastes extremely good, has some sweetness, but not something you're really want to "over do it" with.

Again, I simply can't stress how fine of an effort this beer is. Has to be the best German beer I've ever tasted, and I can't imagine anything in the future tasting any better than this.

01-17-2007 03:59:39 | More by LvilleIPA
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fank2788

Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev -6%

500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass
It took about 5 minutes to get this poured, this beer was very foamy, but it was worth the wait and the effort. The color is dark chestnutty brown with a near white head that has amazing retention, the beer is fairly clear except for the bits of yeast floating around. The smell was at first dominated by wheat beer yeast, cloves and slight fruit notes. Once the head settles a bit some wheat, alcohol and dark malt begins to come through. The taste was much like the smell with the yeast flavors dominating to begin with, especially in the head, with everything blending together a bit after some time. There is a strong wheat beer aftertaste with this as well some alcoholic hotness with very little in the way of hop flavor. Mouthfeel is good highly carbonated with full body. This is a beer to be reckoned with, I doubt that there are many weizenbocks that resemble this one.

01-15-2007 22:32:33 | More by fank2788
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +10.6%

Vintage 2001 bottle...
Appears a dark chestnut brown with traces of red and a 2 finger, foamy tan head that slowly fades out. Little remnants of lace are left around the glass. Small chunks of spent yeast sit at the bottom like artifacts of shrapnel from a battle at sea.
Smell is slightly oxidized but very acceptable for the age, along with mineral water, dusty, aged antiques, notes of port wine, rich brown sugar, raisins, prunes, and very phenolic with hints of cocoa & cloves. It holds it's own against any of the Belgian heavy hitters that you've been sitting on.
Taste is of raisins, cloves, caramel, brown sugar...no trace of any wet cardboard with this 5+ year old bottle. Nice.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, mildly sweet, phenolic, and herbal.
Seek this one out. It seems like the 2001 year is ripe and ready now. I recently had a vintage '99 bottle that hadn't held up nearly as nice as this one.

01-10-2007 18:28:46 | More by weeare138
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sstackho

Ontario (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +4.4%

Funny - my review will be right after the guy from Calgary with the Toronto FC avatar, and I have my season tickets all ready for their inaugural season!

500ml bottle purchased from LCBO in Toronto. Pours a slightly cloudy brown with a fair amount of carbonation. Very nice wheaty aroma. Taste is rich, complex and lovely and full of wheat and malt and a bit of spice. Great lingering aftertaste. I'm not one that is able to pick out a bunch of distinct tastes within the beer, so I won't even try... All I know is that this beer is wonderful!

01-10-2007 03:54:52 | More by sstackho
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vanrassel

Alberta (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

This beer is a feast for the senses the moment your pour it. It filled my weizen glass to the top with a towering white head over a beautiful mahogany body. Lively carbonation zoomed from the bottom, adding compact white bubbles to the resilient head, which capped each sip with an attractive white ring.

Floral aromas mingled with banana, subtle roasted malt, and to a lesser extent, whiffs of chocolate and spice. The taste was sweet and malty and briefly interrupted by some alcoholic heat before a smooth end. This is a full-bodied — but not sticky — brew, and it finished crisp on the palate.

This is an easy-drinking beer despite the 8 per cent ABV, but is best enjoyed when it's sipped. Go slow and appreciate its greatness.

01-09-2007 03:25:07 | More by vanrassel
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Gish

South Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Pours with a moderate head with very good retention. Looks dark but when held up to the light it is a cloudy amber color. Fairly intense carbonation that invites you to drink more. The smell is a strong spicy fruitiness. Very malty taste with bits of pepper, cloves, and banana showing through. The aftertaste is bitter but not overwhelmingly so. I could have a few of these, but the high alcohol level might limit that. Very enjoyable beer that I plan on getting again.

01-08-2007 22:26:02 | More by Gish
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bjoyce12

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +4.4%

I don't know what writing a review after 729 others will add, but why not. Aventinus is worth trying for the appearance and aroma alone. 500 ml bottle serving. Poured a deep, dark, opaque brown, almost black. Rich think foam head that lasted and reformed with each re-pour. Aroma is nothing short of a bouquet. Sensed flowers, dried fruit, especially figs and date. Light undertones of wheat and chocolate.

It tastes as it looks; no false advertising here. It's the closest to a St. Bernardus I have tried. Similar to a Dogfish 90, but heavier and richer. This is not one to have when you're having more than one.

It's taste and depth give it a hefty mouthfeel. Really want to take it slow to appreciate.

01-08-2007 21:21:00 | More by bjoyce12
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%

Maybe it's because I've been craving malty, high gravity beers lately, but this one hit the spot like never before. So freaking delicious.

It's difficult to try and pour this beer and not get a huge head. The head sizzled for a good while, made of tight, compact, small bubbles, and it retained extremely well after thinning a bit. The color is a bronzed rusty dark brown.

Smell reminds me of a Belgian tripel or dark ale in some ways: raisins, plums, other dark fruits, while having a few spices and lots of banana and bubble gum aromas wafting around. Slight yeast tweak and even a little nostril heat from the alcohol. Dive in:

Maltiness is high, but the sweetness never overwhelms. A little bit like a chocolate brownie, definitely banana, warming from the alcohol, tootsie roll, and raisins. Mouthfeel is tricky: very fizzy, sizzles about in the mouth, but also attains a creaminess that helps give the beer another layer of depth.

This is so utterly delicious, but it's a little "hot" for an 8-percenter, and maybe just a little far over on the desserty side to make it an everyday indulgence. Or, screw it, indulge. You only live once. Chalk another one up for the Germans.

01-05-2007 22:53:19 | More by Metalmonk
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doubleipa

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev -5.5%

About a three quarter inch head that was very frothy. I was suprised as to how murky the appearance was. Dark bread and hay aroma with some dough and moderate yeast. Dry tecture and a great level of carbonation. I've not had many of this style, but I certainly will be buying more of this.

01-04-2007 17:30:08 | More by doubleipa
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Finite

Australia

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%

Looks great, little bit of light shining through but other than that its a healthy, dark ruby/brown.

Smell is of dark fruits and rasins, spices and some roast malt with a little floral hops.

Taste is wonderfull deep and thoughfull, dark fruits cover the palate and leave room for a little hop profile but not long before the alcohol hit comes in.

Smooth down the troat with a nice alcohol warmth.

A wonderful complex brew with a moderate alcohol hit. Beautiful

01-02-2007 10:15:45 | More by Finite
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Estarrio

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured dark, opaque copper with a three finger head. The fine, silky head retained quite well, including the grainy lacings.

Lots of fruity esters and spicy notes in the aroma, along with a bit of sweet malt and a touch of bubble gum. The spice profile includes pepper, clove, and coriander, while the esters include pear, plum and grapes.

The flavor is sweet malt up front that transitions into an earthy, wheat and yeast body. Banana, pear and apple esters, subtle bubble gum, spicy clove, pepper and anise make for a complex brew. The alcohol is nowhere to be found in the flavor.

The aggressive carbonation imparts a fizzy, almost creamy mouthfeel that is blissful on the palate.

The wonderful mouthfeel, balance, complexities and well-masked alcohol make this a very drinkable beer.

01-02-2007 01:41:38 | More by Estarrio
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86sportster883

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.8%

The initially massive head has a sweet malty smell that is fruity (banana) and lightly spicy with hints of chocolate and some alcoholic aromas. The pour is crystal clear and a caramel color with red hues. The taste is primarily that of toasted malt with some toffee notes. The Aventinus is medium bodied with medium low carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. The finish remains malty but dries out nicely with a lingering hint of hop bitterness. Overall a very drinkable beer given the high ABV.

12-29-2006 04:12:09 | More by 86sportster883
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jubnat

Louisiana

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%

This is a powerful looking beer. Thick brown and hazy with a big billowing light-tan head. I love wheat beers, but sometimes I'm in the mood for something heavier....this is the best of both worlds. Smooth yeast aroma. Complex flavors...spice, cloves, banana. Not too fruity. And surprisingly creamy for a wheat beer, but still finishes crisp. Very full and chewy in the mouth...slightly malty. The only problem is a slight ethanol bite I get every few sips. Not an everyday beer, but amazing for special occasions.

12-16-2006 03:34:26 | More by jubnat
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ybnorml

Rhode Island

3.38/5  rDev -22.1%

A very cloudy brown/dark amber beer. Has a small beige head that evaporates quickly. A lot of clove character up front in the aroma. With some nutty malt notes in the background. The taste is malty sweet at first with some dried fruit notes in the middle. You get a hint of clove on the finish. Followed by the warming alcohol note on the end.

12-14-2006 23:11:34 | More by ybnorml
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beerphilosopher

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -10.6%

Pours a deep red brown color with a slightly off-white head that is smaller in stature than I'd have thought it might be ... appears well carbonated, and some residual yeast in the pour toward the end. The nose is what I'd expect from a Weizenbock ... wheat, sweet malt, and a hint or two of mollasses. The pronounced yeast character almost smells Belgian to me. Palate is a nice agressive up front with good yeast and malted grain notes. Strong carbonation. Some slight spiciness, but mostly the sweet malts and a little banana bread suggestion. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated, but well balanced with the sweetness finishing pleasingly dry. Medium mouthfeel over all. I like this ... I can't say it quite lives up to the expectations I had for it, based on reputation, but this is a solid, Weizenbock all the way. If you're one for the style, it's a must try.

12-14-2006 00:18:32 | More by beerphilosopher
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Onibubba

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Revisited the Aventinus last night. My first experience with this beer was outstanding, my last, decidedly less so. Poured into a tulip with the color of a cola. Nice frothy head did not last long. Smelled of sweet clovey spice - a bit like a dunkel, but less banana bread. Taste was somewhat smokey, not overly spicey, not overly sweet. Some bitterness present. Light carob/caramel taste.

Moderate to light carbonation, which subsided as the beer warmed, leaving a nice full mouthfeel. Definately went down better at about the halfway point. Alcohol is not really too noticeable.

Don't know what went wrong last time, but this was very agreeable. I would not go so far to call it a favorite, but I'll certainly keep a couple on hand.

12-13-2006 19:59:23 | More by Onibubba
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robertmitchum

North Carolina

4.83/5  rDev +11.3%

Warning: first weizenbock review

Appearance: Poured into an Ayinger hefeweizen glass. Good fluffy, 4 finger head. No lacing, but the faintest head is retained throughout the beer. Very nice light brown, amber color.

Aroma: With the smell of something like a fruit cobbler, I know this is gonna be good. Bananas, apples, faint spices. Very nice

Taste: I had heard people say this before, so maybe I was somewhat expecting it, but this really does taste like a Trappist, or at least Belgian dark ale. Complex, yet perfectly balanced. Some baked fruits. The wheat is not omnipresent like in hefeweizens (the only other wheat style I am somewhat familiar with), but there are hints of the same spices such as clove. It is very sweet, but not overpowering, like some chocolate stouts. There is kind of a slight butterscotch taste. The faint (but tasty) hops kick in at just the right time to override the sweetness, and then quickly fade. But the balance is key here. Not the flavors as individuals, but how the brewers have managed to bring all of the flavors into a flavor of their own. I continue to be amazed as I look at the bottle and see the 8.2% ABV, as the alcohol is almost completely not present (vs. the Aventinus Eisbock).

Mouthfeel: Smooth, pillowy. The head at the beginning blends perfectlt with the beer. Enough head retains to keep this balance up.

Drinkability: Holy #*%&($($($*@%!!! I figured that this would just be another beer that got rave reviews but just wouldn't be my thing. If I had the money I would just throw massive keg parties with nothing but Aventinus. At 8.2% ABV, this is nothing to scoff at, but I can barely taste it. Actually I can see myself getting in trouble with this brew. As the alcohol really does sneak up on you, it shouldn't be sessionable, but it just tastes so good!!!! Nonetheless, I hope to have this in my fridge more often in the future.

Note: I had originally thought that this was a regular doppelbock, but as I have not had a doppelbock either, my warning still applies

12-13-2006 06:32:38 | More by robertmitchum
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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