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

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Ratings: 3,968
Reviews: 2,045
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 257
Gots: 355 | FT: 6
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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: 3,968 | Reviews: 2,045
Photo of RickSawyer
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cola, syrup brown with a a dainty little head. Smell is sweet malt, pancakes and syrup actually. Strange but awesome. Also hints of apricot, crisp red apples, clove. A very strong sweet cake and maple. Taste begins with a nice dark wheat bread and is followed by spicy clove, notes of apple and a bit of maple moves through. A bit of alcohol in the finish. Mouthfeel is coating but dry on the swallow. Very good Weizenbock!

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

Poured into an Aventinus weizen glass. Yeast swirled and poured with the beer.

A - Pours a dark and cloudy brownish-red with an impressive off-white head that gradually dissipates into a thin layer of suds. Lacing is moderate.

S - Banana, clove, orange, dark fruit, and just a hint of alcohol.

T - Unbelievably complex. Dark fruit comes out the strongest, with some banana and spice coming through as well. The phenolic tones I caught in the nose are completely absent on the palate, which is fine by me.

M - Medium bodied, semi-dry finish. A hint of fruity sweetness lingers on the palate for just a moment, begging you to take another sip.

D - This one is as drinkable as any good dunkelweizen, despite the higher alcohol content. A finer wheat beer could not be asked for.

Photo of Finkel
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At first glance, it can be said that it has the exact tone of apple cider. The head is extremely uniform, sticking together to create a thin but consistent layer on the surface. Also, it has to be noted that there is a coat of yeast on the bottom as well as very tiny chunks floating around in the beer, something typical for a bottle fermenting beer.

The smell is good and has an array of flavors; it's obvious that this is a very complex drink. A starchy plantain scent is identifiable but everything else is as hazy as the color of the beer to me.

The creamy texture held my tongue a prisoner - and I had no issues with that. Caramel, fruits (citrus and a hint of grapes), cloves, and the wheat found in Belgian styles turned slid into my stomach with glee. And to top it off, although it's not that heavy, it's weighted and it definitely hits you where you want it to.

Overall, this beer was really good. The taste is extremely unwavering, which makes this a very approachable drink for almost anyone. Most importantly, it's not extreme in any sense of the word.

Photo of rhinos00
3.91/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 500 mL bottle into a weizenbock glass.

A- Nice amber color with tints of orange reflections. An inch and a half of white head with tons of carbonation.

S- Smell of wheat and fruit were the first thing that came to mind.

T- The taste was a little to variable for me. At first the fruit and wheat were prevalent, but just when you thought the sweetness would settle on your tongue, the carbonation killed it. The fruit taste really came out mid-drink when the carbonation settled.

M- Medium-bodied and almost tasted like soda at first with all the carbonation.

D- At 8.2% abv, this beer is extremely drinkable, the alcohol is very well hidden.

Overall, a very nice beer that I wish had a little less carbonation. As I said before, the more you let the carbonation settle, the more the fruit and flavor are prolonged when consumed. I may store my other bottle for a while to see how it affects the beer.

Photo of Voonder
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown colour with thin white-ish head. Smell - wheat, malts with hint of frutiness. Taste - it's great! Wheat, plums and raisins with hint of chocolate. It's really complex and alcohol is very well hidden there. Beer is very balanced and very drincable for the ABV. Fantastic brew I will definately go back to it!

Photo of gyllstromk
3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured this into a pint glass. With no tilt, Aventitus poured a cloudy brown, with a massive, thick head.

The smell is fresh, with apparent malt and yeast. Some fruity tartness is there; perhaps cranberries or cherries.

The flavor is complex and hard to pin down, seeming to change subtly between sips. The advertised cloves and banana did not arise until mid drink, but the whole time there was tart fruit; some times cranberry, other times raspberry. A welcome malty sweetness appeared here and there.

The beer is somewhat thick but very wet, and carbonated almost like a soda. Very refreshing and highly drinkable.

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

Limited Edition Brewed in 2003, bottled in 2004, and consumed today. Bottle wrapped in white tissue paper with "brewed in 2003" print all over it.

Appearance: Dark brown, borderline black body with a good 2 finger head that is the slightest shade of almond. Decent head retention and some lacing which is impressive for a 5 year old brew.

Smell: Wheat, Clove, Dark Roasted Malts

Taste: Your standard wheat / clove / toasted malt Aventinus with an additional slightly vinous note. The vinous quality is quite minimal at this point and perfect in my opinion. Its also counterbalanced by a taste of chocolate.

Mouthfeel: full bodied yet thin. Ample carbonation.

Drinkability: Much more drinkable than a fresh Aventinus in my humble opinion. The wine/chocolate flavors that become more pronounced with age are creating a playful complexity that the fresh Aventinus lacks.

I'm thinking that 5 years of aging this brew is ideal for my tastes. I still have a line on getting more of these 2003 limited editions and I think I will.

Photo of dino213aa
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: A nice walnut brown haze that fades out to a golden amber. Abundant, even head with a light tan color. Barely any lacing.

S: Aromas of fig, maple syrup, and the slightest hint of citrus.

T&M: Soft maltiness with a sour finish. Upon tasting, the scents of fig give way to a more tart raisin and fermented pear. The balance between soft and sour is perfect.

D: It doesn't get much better than this. At 8%abv, it may be tricky as a session brew- guess it depends on the person. This is one smooth doppel that will seriously grow on you.

Also, this beer greatly benefits from its official glassware (pilsner with a rounded top). As you bring it to your lips, the bubble near the top of the glass nicely captures all of this brews aromas. Just bought the glass today and I notice the difference.

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

A - dark brown with a perfect, tan head
S - ripe bananas and smells of wheat, grapes, and malts
T - delicious - tastes of wheat, banana, and a strong grape presence as well.
M - full, creamy, and smooth, with a very mildly dry finish
D - this drinks very well, especially on a fall night. It has been a while since I have had this and it is even better than I remember.

Photo of brewmudgeon
3.65/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

aventinus
hate to do this, cause my reviews have been getting more positive generally, but honest is honest...
previus 4.3 overall

a 3.5 swirled the yeast up before pouring the last bit. a cloudy light-med caramel brown. the head is not much to speak of, fizzy and drops almost instantaneously, leaving a modest ring and negligible lace.

s 3.5 dunkelweisen smell, banana-clove, hints of brown sugar-coated canned pineapple, now bubblegum in large amounts and old bandaids. various alcools become more prominent as it warms.

t 3.5 sweet overripe bananas and some bandaids, finish accompanied by a lemony twang. doesn't taste unlike my recent hefeweizen homebrew.

m 4 smoot sticky medium body but the carb is farily prickly

d 4 if i'd brewed this, i'd probably come down pretty hard on it. not nearly so great as i remember, but still pretty drinkable.
and 3.29 ea this time for .5 litre, not really worth it

prev 4.5, 4.5., 4.5, 3, 4

cinnamon brown, pretty transparent. big head, good retention and lacing.
powerful aroma of red wine, slightly toasted pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, and raisins
taste introduces dates, cherries, and apples. sweetness is there but always held in check. finish is pretty short.
not as full-bodied as expected. lots of carbonation, so no need at all to be timid with the pour.
this is very drinkable. if i were to wish for perfection i'd make a bit fuller and creamier. but very impressed nonetheless. 8.2, not 8%, according to my bottle.

2.29ea?

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

2004 limited-edition bottling, enjoyed 2008.

Handsome, purple-and-gold labeled 500 ml bottle swaddled in purple-printed white paper and a purple cordon, poured into a weizen glass yields a hazy brown-copper body alive with rivulets of active carbonation supporting a fat three-finger crown of dense pale tan foam with big rocky bubbles on top. There is quite a bit of chunky sediment in suspension, and the head settles very slowly, leaving short-lived webby lacing on the glass.

From the get-go, this beer smells great! Toasty wheat, banana and clove, as one might expect, lead the way, but the nice surprise is a rich winey chocolate element that really stands out.

The taste is very similar to the smell, with rich layers of caramel and chocolate, ripe red apple sweetness and a somewhat nutty finish. A bit of earthy dryness goes to work in the aftertaste, trying to get a handle on the sticky banana-infused malty syrup that clings to the palate.

The nicely carbonated and full-bodied, silky character makes this one very drinkable and refreshing.

Photo of fitzy84
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a bottle of it at Moan and Dove. A great appearance; generally dark with a murky brown tone in the light and a wonderfully thick head. Fantastic aromas of dark fruits wrapped in a roasty and yeasty flavor. The taste was really sweet with the bready and fruit aspects really coming through. Slightly silky in texture but generally light. Overall, this was really great.

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

Appearance: caramel brown, hazy; tan, very foamy head that dies quickly; no lacing

Smell: fruity esters, carbonation, caramel malts, a hint of hops

Taste: strong fruit and malt flavor, particularly banana and fig, some caramel flavor, with mild spice in the background

Mouthfeel: very smooth, medium-thick, carbonated

Drinkability: good

Great beer for the style--not usually a huge fan of the fruitiness of wheat beers, but I like this one.

Photo of pmcadamis
4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - A billowing finger of thick vanilla-hued cream is suspended above a murky chocolaty-brown brew...thick and ominous as a NYC sewer (remember Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?) This looks like the muck that baby alligators slither through as they grow into subterranean monsters beneath the city. Head retention is disappointing, but expected due to the high ABV. Swirling whips up some thick creamy lace that slides back down into the small pillowy head.

S - Chocolate cake, tootsie rolls, prune juice, ripe plums, dates, and raisins. Damn that's complex! I'm smelling something new every time I stick my nose in the glass. Initially the aromas are dark fruit and sweet chocolate, then a citrus and tropical fruit freshness from the wheat really livens things up! Melon and fruity chewing gum (tropical fruit Bubba Yum) notes are there too.

T - Rich dark fruit and dried tropical fruits. Dates, raisins, and prunes make up the dark side of the beer (the Mr Hyde, if you will) and the dried apricots and tropical mango flavors bring out something sunny and entirely new (the nice friendly Dr. Jekyll). Outstanding balance and depth of flavor, with a hearty alcohol kick at the end. Wow.

M - Full bodied with very silky and understated carbonation. Some sugar is left on the palate, but is quickly bitch-slapped by a wall of booze that leaves the mouth slightly dry and warm. The finish goes on for days, with lingering dark fruit again...transitioning from dark-to light- to dark again at the finish.

D - Ridiculously good beer. One of the best for a high ABV and high malt content lover like me (I think my love of scotch has influenced my taste in beer...I like to feel a little heat after the swallow. I make fun of people who drink light, or (even worse) ultralight beer...I often share with them the estimated calorie content of a boozy malt bomb like this one....roughly 300-400 I guessing? No wonder German monks invented doppelbocks to get them through the Lenten fasting periods! It's liquid food!

Photo of ibbjamin
3.86/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received this 500ml bottle in a trade with deepsouth. Poured into a weizen glass.

Pours like a glass of champagne. Very fizzy with lots of head, even when poured gently. This head disappears in no time. The color is beautiful. A nearly opaque deep brown like of a silky smooth Belgian Strong Dark. Several medium sized dark brown floaters. No lacing.

Smell is even reminiscent of fine champagne. Very carbonated, even in the nose. The wheat/weiss qualities are apparent, but pleasant. I usually am not fond of this style, but this one is very appealing. Yeast, raisins, figs, bananas, sweet malts and all earthy at the same time. A class of its own in smell.

Trying so hard to like this one, but the wheat/weiss qualities are too much for me. Granted this is what the style is, but those are the qualities I don't like in a beer. The complexities of the nose are lost in the taste.

Light bodied. Fizzy mouthfeel.

The best I've had of this style.

Photo of nasty15108
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 1pt .9oz Euro-Style bottle into a Weiss glass.

A - Brown and cloudy like a strong iced tea. The pour produced a nice head of white foam and sticky lacing throughout.

S - Bready/Yeasty, much like a good rye or pumpernickle bread. A strong herbal aroma also detected.

T - Much of the same. Bready with strong herbal notes (like most Schneider beers). Finishes with a slightly spicy/bitter hop bite.

MF&D - A great beer experience. If you have not tried this beer, you should. A classic, just be aware of the 8% ABV.

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

Pours a cloudy and murky brown color with a large head that has excellant retention. Very little lacing is left on the glass during consumption.

Aroma of bananas, cloves, and wheat malt.

Complex flavors of spices and fruit. Just a touch of alcohol is detected on the finish. The benchmark for Weizenbocks and well deserved.

Even with the big flavors the body is still relatively light for a moderately high ABV. Has a nice creamy texture.

A very, very good wheat beer. The only limiting factor is the 8% ABV.

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

Just picked up this bottle a few minutes ago from South Bay Drugs and Liquor.

Poured into my Aventinus glass. Great looking beer, a dark caramel color with a soft inch and a half of foam on top. Very good retention.

Sweet wheat aromas with banana, clove, yeast, caramel, and a bit of pepper or spices. Brown sugar also comes to mind as well as some sugary raisins. Soft chocolate in the background.

Very similar to the aroma, starts of with some multi-grain bread, banana, clove, dried fruit and finishes with a bit of chocolate and wheat...a bit of alcohol detected in the finish too. A touch of black pepper in the end. After a few sips the fruit and banana, along with the bread, make a great combination of flavors.

A little aggressive carbonation on the tongue at first but it smoothes out later on.

Photo of philipquarles
3.72/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2004 vintage bottle aged at Schneider. Pours clearish mahogany with a surprisingly small off-white head. Recedes quickly without much lacing. Strong, almost overpowering dark-fruity smell. Prunes and molasses. Strong fruit in the taste as well, with some tangy wheat. Very sweet, with a fair amount of banana. Slight alcohol flavor and warmth. Highly carbonated with a medium body. A bit too much.

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

note: This is the 1000th bottle review!

a: This is a murky, muddy looking dark wheat brown color. It pours with a medium sized light tan head.

s: Bananas, cloves, cocoa, wheat, and just a touch of heat.

t: This has been reviewed to a lot, so I don't have much to add. Everything here is in balance, sweet wheaty bananas, a little spice and a dry, floral hops. The best example so far of a style I'm just getting to know.

m: Big, thick, creamy, and chewy. Perfect.

d: I could drink these all day. So good I wish it was an NA beer.

Edit: I love this more and more every time I have it. This is the only perfect beer I've ever had.

Photo of jwinship83
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- dark brown with golden highlights at the bottom of the weizen glass. strong and steady flow of bubbles going up to the large beige head. not much lacing

S- strong odor of cloves, a faint hint of alcohol, and lots of yeast

T- sweet and hefe like with a toffee-like finish. hints of fruits. apple and almost like pear

M- light and crisp with ample carbonation.

D- very easy to finish the bottle. a great summer beer. something ill be sure to have again. my first wizenbock, i think i need to further explore this style.

Photo of DeepSix
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at Max's during their German Beer Fest. A murky dark amber color, with no head. Agitated but no head appear, ditto with any kind of lacing.

Smell of cloves and some yeasty wheat malt.

A sweet taste, did not taste much wheat which is a good thing for me, because i'm not big on wheat beers, and the alcohol was there too. A medium mouthfeel but the alcohol was noticable.

The best beer I probably drank out of the 5 I had at the fest, so I could drank it for a minute or two.

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

Finally poured this one into my chalice...

A: Exceptional ruby-brown and clear with a nice two finger fluffy white head that does not last too long. It is a looker that is for sure!

S: The smell is surprisingly very yeasty. Belgian yeast is what is coming through actually...very strange for a German beer. Dark fruits and caramel in the nose also.

T: Wow, very yeasty. Tons of dark fruits...dates, figs, raisins, as well as banana and clove. Very complex!

Overall, a very nice and complex beer. I was surprised at how yeasty this was, but nonetheless it is a great beer for sure.

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

pured murky but not too dark, some transparency at the edges. poors with a moderate head and it stays around.

smells of malt and dark fruits

taste is grainy and dark fruits with raisins being the predominant one...

good beer, high alcohol content sneaks up on you.

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

Cloudy brown, good head.

Smells a bit like a hefeweizen, cloves, spices, yeast, wheat, but also darker flavors of ripe fruit. A nice bouquet here.

Tastes of ripe fruit, spices, pepper, carmel, malt, it's hard for me to nail down the flavor here, but it's a complex yet balanced blend.

Bubbly carbonation, smooth mouthfeel.

A winner here. Evokes both hefeweizen and dark belgian ales. A well-balanced beer with flavor and drinkability. I'll pick this up again if I see it.

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