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

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3,828 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,828
Reviews: 2,008
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 229
Gots: 283 | FT: 7
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 zeff80
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a burgandy/mahogany color with a foamy, tan, three-figner head. Left some nice rings of lace.

S - It smelled of wheat, malt and dried fruits.

T - It tasted of toasty malts. There is also a nice sweet wheat.

M - It was soft and smooth. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a good beer. Only my second weizenbock...it didn't seem as flavorful as Avery's Thirteen, but it is still good.

Photo of ttu94
4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Holy schlamoly batman What a fantastic brew. I see that this beer is well reviewed but I have never seen it in North Texas so I had Ungespundet send me a bottle staight from Bavaria. Pours out of the bottle a cloudy dark brew with a good head that faded to a small one fast. The smell was absolutly fantastic. Malt, fruit , spice all rolled into one. I never had a better tasting beer. All the flavors are so well balanced. Every sip this beer gets better and better. It goes without saying this beer is the worlds best weizenbock but it may just be the worlds best beer. I like it so much I am going to visit the brewery next week.

Photo of Mdog
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Clear brown, foamy head.

Smell: Nice banana and clove aroma.

Taste: The thing I like about most weizenbocks is that they taste like banana bread. Aventinus follows that lead, sweet bananas and some spice.

Drinkability: I'd have these more often if I wasn't wary of the age of the bottles at most stores.

Finally got around to reviewing this beer, one of my favorites. Good stuff!

Photo of evolbob
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle poured into a Schneider Weisse Weizen glass with a nice, frothy head that dissipates fairly quickly. The appearance is of dark honey, brown, slightly cloudy. The smell is spicy, with raisins and alcohol. The taste is also spicy, with raisins, alcohol but also some banana and caramel, with some slight bitterness in the back. Mouthfeel is smooth, velvety. This is a very good beer, rich and complex. I'll definitely buy again.

Photo of jtrockchalk
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First review.

A - Dark brown like a grade B maple syrup...not great for syrup great for beer. Huge two inch head that hung around for quite a while, but once it was gone there was minimal lacing left behind.

S - Yeasty with a faint allspice character and figs

T - Warming from the spice, carbonation and alcohol of course. Lighter than it looks but full of flavor

M - A touch light compared to US versions like Schlafly #15, but medium overall with good lasting carbonation going down

D - The alcohol is there but in a nice warming way. Because of the abv is not an all nighter, but a great wheat doppel

Schneider makes my favorite wheat beers through and through. This is as good as they do.

Photo of gwood
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's been a while since I've had a a Dopplebock - this is a great one to come back to.

A - Dark brown with a tinge of dark maple. Heavily hazed, almost opaque. The head came on strong and left quicly with little lacing. Great carbonation flowing to the top.

S - Yeast and spice with dark fruits (grapes maybe?)

T - Med body with fig like malty sweetness, hints of clove in the finish. Lots of carbonation. Slight warming at the end followed by more carbonation.

M - Prickles of carbonation on the tongue.

D - Drinkable for the abv. No more than two for me though.

One of my favorite doppelbocks.

Photo of dacrza1
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Capping my personal "trilogy" of Schneiders available at Bottle King, I saved the richest for last...deep purple mahogany body with a tremendous, lasting head--the doppel effect is clearly noticed...notes of perfume, flowers, grapes and cassis--complex...medium to full body with a soft finish...alcohol is only hinted at ( a slight wine burn?)...bubbles form gently around tongue...moderate to heavy acidic pressure...strong winish presence...overall, a confounding creation--a dark wheat abbey that really comes on like a merlot...the head adds flavor throughout the evening, and suddenly, like a wine, you realize how sneaky quick the good feeling of this brew is upon you...nicely done

Photo of DoubleJ
4.95/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The original wheat dopplebock according to the bottle, and one that should fix my taste craving with its 500 ml bottle. On to the beer:

Light brown color with a large bubbly head. It has a fantastic smell of bubble gum, bananas, apples, phenols, and ripe fruits. The taste is quite strong, and quite delicious. More of the same flavors in the taste as the smell, with an alcoholic punch that adds a vanilla bean twist to the flavor and provides balance to the beer. Very crisp and spiced mouthfeel, and the strength doesn't hold back the drinkability.

This probably doesn't come as a surprise to me since their stronger eisbock version is one of my favorites. Believe the hype behind this one! Enjoy this on a cool night to fullfill the warming effect at its best.

Photo of brantadid
3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I almost can't review this beer fairly. I love it. It was my very first exposure to Doppelbock.

Pours a dark, rich color. The yeasty smell, combined with clove and vanilla is balanced with a slight fig flavor in the mid palate. I get chocolate on the back palate. Very faint.

Moderate to light carbonation gives the beer a rich mouthfeel.

I just love this beer.

Photo of barefootbrewer
3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a cloudy brown color with a cream colored head. The aroma is spicy with the wheat quite noticeable. The taste is sweet and floral – also, some ester flavors. The mouthfeel is full and the carbonation is apparent. Overall, this is a nicely balanced, easy drinking brew.

Photo of maddogruss
3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Grabbed a bottle of this about a week ago.

A: Pours a dark amber body with a decent, fizzy tan head. A lot of carbonation is evident here. The head dissipates pretty quickly, leaving minimal lacing in its wake.

S: A very harmonious, sweet fruit smell with hints of banana esters.

T: A slightly fruit taste - the alcohol is pretty evident in the taste. Banana esters are very evident in the taste with a slightly, sweet alcoholic aftertaste.

M: It was pretty smooth, but there was definitely a lot of carbonation.

D: If this beer was slightly less carbonated, I'd have to say it was an awesome, very drinkable beer. While the alcohol level is pretty high, the smooth malts and the banana esters make it sweet and easy to drink, hiding the alcohol from the palate. Definitely a good brew.

Photo of biggmike
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this from the bottle at Emerald Coast Brew Fest in Pensacola, FL. Poured an attractive caramel/brown color. Had a nice white head that hung around a while. Aroma is sweet, possibly of caramel and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet up front, but finishes with a bit of a sour note. Mouthfeel is good. Drinkability is high for a beer with an abv north of 8%. My first weizenbock.

Photo of KingG
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served at cellar temp and poured into my Tripel Karmeliet glass.

Appearance is good. Dark purple colored brew that's hard to see through, although can if you look hard enough. Fast carbonation bubbles rise to the large thick pearl white head. After the brew settles for a bit, the head dies down to a very thin soapy film.

Smell is very good. Deep aroma of fresh wheat and sweet candied malts. Bubblegum and banana.

Taste is very good. Very much like the smell; banana and bubblegum with sugary malts. Frosted min-wheats cereal. Aftertaste is yellow-apple and pear-like. Very complex for the style.

Mouthfeel is good. Spicy on the palate. Medium to light body. Finishes tingly with a small burn. Slightly over-carbonated.

Drinkability is good. Another one or two would be ok before the carbonation took it's toll on my palate.

Overall: A classic example of the style and a brew I admittedly over-look when searching for a sweet rich brew. After this time around i don't see that happening again. Recommended

Photo of Thanby
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a very rich, cloudy, walnut brown with a thick head that has decent retention considering the high ABV. Lots of active carbonation throughout, decent lacing.

S: Chocolate, smoky hickory, sweet but not overly so. Undertones of butter and cream, and a hint of what seems to be nutmeg and clove. On second inspection, I can smell something citrus like tangerine. A hint of alcohol shows through, but not in an offensive way. Overall a very pleasant smell. I'm practically drooling waiting to try it.

T: Initially surprisingly mild, but the taste builds up very quickly to a sweet and chocolaty roast. Reminds me slightly of chocolate roasted coffee. The flavors blend extremely well, to the point where it's hard to separate them. The rich smokiness is on top of everything, but hides nothing. Surprisingly light for how pungent and rich it is. Spicy carbonation and slight bitterness linger for a while after swallowing. I think I detect a hint of banana and tangerine again in the aftertaste somewhere.

M: Highly carbonated, which is probably why it seems so light for such a dark, rich bock. Medium-bodied. Not syrupy despite the sweetness. Very easily drinkable, with a well-hidden ABV. I highly recommend this beer especially with a nice mild grilled steak.

Photo of burnstar
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown copper color with a nice head that leave little lacing. Spicy and fruity aroma. Flavor is quite complex. Toasted malt and fruit. Spicy and banana wheat flavors. Just a touch of bitterness and a nice lingering sweet taste in the finish. Medium bodied with a lot of carbonation. Pretty drinkable stuff and a really excellent wheat beer overall.

Photo of Rootdog316
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the first wheat doppelbock I have had before. It pours a deep dark brown color. It also has a full body of chocolate fruit and spices in the palate. Uniquely enough, it has a very clovelike finish. This beer is rated high for a reason. I recommend it to anyone. Goes especially well with brie.

Photo of shadow1961
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

G. Schneider and Sohn's Aventinus Wheat-Doppelbock ale pours
a colossal beige head over a dark brown brew. The nose is strong
and spicy- clove and dark fruit predominant. The flavor is dark and
intense- a firm clove flavor riding herd on toasty dark wheat malts
with bubble gum notes- all flavors only intensified (but not dominated)
by the 8.2% alcohol by volume. The finish is clean, with a bit of a toasty
wheat aftertaste. Mouthfeel is crisp, sharp, and warming. Anybody jaded
by the proliferation of insipid wheat beers lately is in for a real surprise
with this ale- it definately hits above it's weight. Go get some. NOW.

Photo of mentor
3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger light caramel head. Dark brown red and cloudy. Smell frutiy and caramel wafting up from the glass, but to the nose it's quite clovey with banana.

Tastes clovey with an underlying malt sweet and some banana fruity. Mild caramel and smooth sweet. Cinamon and touch of dark fruits. Decent, but nothing that's knocking my socks off. What's all the fuss?

Delciously smooth lucious body. Md-heavy carbonation and md liquid.

Photo of Poser
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a deep brown with good lacing from the creamy top. Fruity and spicy aroma with a clear alcohol presence. The alcohol is covered better in the taste and is more dry fruit and carbonation. Also a tad bit of caramel flavor that goes down smooth and creamy. Remarkably drinkable and smooth for the ABV.

This one just may have made it to my top 10 list. (It's a short list overall -- I live in Alabama).

Photo of objectivemonkey
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Into a weizen glass, pours a bubbly, somewhat murky russet brown, a thick, exploding head forming, taking quite a while to pour, settling to a bubbly yet foaming mass of fluff. Temporary lacing spiderwebs down the glass, and halfway thought he head has vanished. The aroma is lovely, dark caramels, the yeast is delicious, cloves, spices, some apple cider on the brown sugar side, some chocolate, and a faint hint of banana.

The taste is equally scrumptious, a handful of flavors rolling around each other in perfect balance. There are spices of pepper and clove, faint apple and banana through the finish, faint chocolate, some brown sugar and raisin. Its hard to pick out, because they are so well infused. The body is pretty full, warming (8%? really?), just enough carbonation. In all, its nicely unlike any other beer I've had, very good, well worth the reputation, and for what its worth, very much recommended.

Photo of yodaseo
3.7/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

giant head that fizzles and dissipates quickly
smell of clove and malty chocolate
malty start with hints of spices which gives way to a round and sweet finish
light and sparkly, but is not particularly inspiring of any prettier words
at 8.2% it is very drinkable but i can't help the feeling that i won't be in a hurry to pick up this beer at the store again.

Photo of belgbeerdrinker
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

a: dark copper, almost ruby red color with some carbonation, medium head turns to thin veil, some lacing
s: very sweet aromas -- bready malts, sweet fruits like cherry, vanilla
t: sweet, bready malts with sweet molassas and wheat overtones and sweet cherry that balances the alcohol very well
m: medium to thick body, almost chewy, excellent balance between syrupy and carbonation, very smooth
d: this beer never ceases to amaze me. amazingly drinkable given its balance and smooth character. just one of the best brews, not just doppelbock, around.

Photo of pojo41
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Caramel-brown color. Nice, fluffy off-white head that lasts. Notes of caramel and brown sugar in the aroma along with the hint of bubblegum. Very good mouth feel. Tastes of roasted malt and brown sugar. Slightly sweet, almost fruity flavor. Cherries maybe?
This is my first crack at a weizenbock and it is very good.

Photo of MarkSCCOT
4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 0.5l bottle into a weizen glass.

A. Pours a beautiful brownish amber with a 2 finger brownish white head that slowly diminishes.

S. Fruity and spicy. Deep plum and cherry, clove and cinnamon. This is a great smelling beer. Some alcohol noted.

T. Yeasty with some brown sugar flavors and a clean, smooth finish.

M. Nice smooth body Very full with a light fizz.

D. I can't wait for it to get cold here. This is a great cold weather beer. If you are ever tempted to partake of several HG beers this is the beer!!!

Photo of seanyfo
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml serving vom fass at the Weisses Brauhaus in Munchen

A- very murky ruby rusty brown colour, with solid 3 finger head, fantastic lacing all the way through., just looks so thick, a meal in itself!

S- Lots of fresh bready malts, some cloves and banana. Some hints of vanilla and syrup as it warms.

T- a nicely balanced nutty overtone mixed with some faint notes of clove and banana, finishes well, alcohol is very well masked, big and malty. The balance is superb with all the flavours and alcohol

M- medium carbonation, a solid meaty mouthfeel, a meal in itself,

D- a great winter into spring beer this is for me, something to start getting away from christmas ales and stouts, and start thinking about bocks, still with a nice maltiness. The abv is superbly hidden, very moreish, definitely beats pikantus!

long live the Weisses Brauhaus!!

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
97 out of 100 based on 3,828 ratings.