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

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97
world-class

3,826 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,826
Reviews: 2,007
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 229
Gots: 280 | FT: 7
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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Photo of bigman147
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Murky, brown, and thick with a billowing, puffy head like a good wheat beer would have. Head is off white, almost tan and slowly settles into a thick glass coating lacing.

Aroma: Smell of wheat and clove. Slight banana. Spicy, dark fruit like plums and cherries. Sweet malty aroma.

Taste: Taste of sweet malts. A hint of molassas. Sweet but not cloying or syrupy. Slight wheaty, yeasty and grainy character. A classic weissen with the full body of a bock.

Mouthfeel: Full and balanced with good carbonation. Wheat adds a crispness that refreshes and cleans the palate as you drink this.

Drinkability: A very refreshing beer. Alcohol is high but well disguised in this beer. The clove/bananas character can make this beer hard to really session on since it quickly loses the refreshing crispness of a traditional wheat beer. Very filling and better for a nice autumn refresher.

Photo of BravoTwo
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Essentially, drinking this beer is like drinking a loaf of really good spicy banana bread. The banana flavor is pronounced, but not as much so as Franziskaner.

This beer is an excellent example of the style, and is easily one of my favorites. Its drinkability is top-notch and is really a beer that I could enjoy year round with anything.

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

500ml bottle "wheat dopplebock, ale"? 8.2 ABV
Chilled and poured into big Weizen glass, nice one finger foamy off white head, with decent retention, but a little on the week side. The body is clowdy and rich milk chocolate, caramel brown color, very opaque, murky with tones of green apple around the base and surface of the mass. Smell is classic and very aromatic with lots of "banana nut bread" hints of spice and fruit from yeast not exactly fermentation temps? Hops are not very present in the aroma, the yeast backed by malt are really the showcase of this beer. Flavor is very rich and malt forward hops are are not very present in the flavor other than a contribution of bitterness. Yeast has played quit a large role in shaping the taste of this beer which is very nice. As mentioned in the smell clover banana nut bread with a touch of sourness toward the finish. The ABV is strong, but still at a very drinkable level this is a totally quaffable beer.

Photo of irishkyle21
4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

One of my favorite beers. I aged this one for 6 months. Highly refreshing and extremely drinkable this is a true "any time" kind of beer. Pours with a big head that eventually comes to rest but still lasts till the end. A beautiful light rusty brown colour. Smells of malts, cloves, fruits ( raisins, bananas?) and alcohol. Has a lovely palate, malty, fruity and a nice warming alcohol profile also fairly sour on the finish. A true champion of complexity.

Photo of Beerbuddha
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- light amber color, cloudy with an off white head.

Smell- fruits, spices and strong alcohol smell

Taste-again with the fruit and spices, the alcohol is strong but not so strong as to cover the taste.

Mouthfeel- medium bodied, not too carbonated

Drinkability- this is a good beer and would recommend this to friends.

Photo of geokills
4.78/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A dark 'n delicious beauty of a beer! Boasting an incredibly rich, nutty flavor with strong hints of spice - cinnamon and clove come immediately to my senses. With a sweet aroma and a silken mouthfeel akin to what might be a sort of liquid velvet, the thick and longevitous head comprised of fine bubbles tops off what is one of the best beers I've ever had the pleasure to experience. So spicy she is that this would not be a beer I drink in robust quantity, rather one to savor and let linger on the palate while the ripe fruity scents waft up to the nose and prelude the slightly bitter, ever so smooth finish fit for kings.

Photo of techdiver
4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy dark brown with massive head that dissipates slowly leaving a solid quarter inch cap.

Ripe fruit and banana to the nose.

Banana, wheat, ripe fruit, mild hops, caramelized malt, and chocolate in taste. A more flavorful and robust weizen.

Medium mouthfeel due to the great carbonation.

Great drinkability, ABV may limit some, the taste is so welcoming.

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

Pours cloudy and brown, with a good sized head of fine bubbles. Aroma has strong notes of vanilla, dark cherry, and light clove. Some alcohol present in the nose as well. Flavor displays chewy melanoidin richness with an underlying fruity character and a light tanginess as well. A classic example of a good weizenbock from a well respected German weissbier brewery. Recommended.

Photo of jayfarley3
3.65/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass

A- pours a real murky dark brown with a nice off white head.

S- sweet bananas, spices and alcohol is noticeable

T- tastes a lot like it smells, sweet bananas and spices, the alcohol is covered up quite well.

M- very smooth and creamy, medium bodied, you would never know this is 8.2% abv by drinking it.

D- this is very drinkable, i will be getting this one again.

Photo of TripelMajor
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

One of my all time faves.

Even better on tap (like most wheats) if you can find it. Served in an cool 14 oz Aventinus glass

Thick, hazy and murky. Big, fragrant weise head. Almost seams to glow. Amazing.

Fruity and spicy. Deep plum and cherry, clove and cinnamon. It's hard not just to stick your face in this one.

Goes down with the smoothness of a classic bock (like say Celebrator), but has the deep spicy character of your favorite dunkel-weise. Almost chocolatey, but never syrupy or too sweet. Alcohol is amazingly well-hidden. I would have guessed this was ridding around 4% ABV.

Feels great in the mouth, like a classic german weisen. Usually the mouth feel is my favorite part of the wheat beer experience, but this one lacks the rich coat your mouth feeling of a straight weise.

A bit hearty to drink this one all night, and eventually you want to switch to something different. But to it's credit you can start or finish your night with this one and be equally satisfied. Such a great combination of refreshment and flavor. A true great.

Photo of cyrenaica
3.68/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this beer on July 5, 2007 after purchasing it from my local LCBO store. It poured a dark thick brownish colour into the glass with a large loose head that dissipated quite slowly. The aroma is a combination of malt and wheat tones. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy with hints of carbonation. The taste is also thick with hints of malt and yeast.

Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think this is my first weizenbock and since it is a top 100 beer, I had to buy it. I poured this into a weizen glass (duh) and the head was aggressively foamy and cream colored. The actual beer is dark, cloudy brown with red at the bottom and edges. It smells very yeasty, cloves, and spice. Tastes like spice, clove, yeast, wheat,some chocolate (barely), and some dark fruit, little apricot (which I haven’t had in years). Alcohol was unnoticeable but the phenols were certainly there. Good stuff.

Photo of Lothore
3.4/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours deep brown with an excellent cream colored head. This brew smells of sweet fruits. The taste is also of sweet fruit, namely dried apricot and darker fruit. It is highly carbonated with an average viscosity. It is fairly drinkable however it just isnt my style, the taste really doesn't do it for me.

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

500 ml bottle at Bottlescrew Bill's in Calgary, shared with my brother.
We wanted to try something a bit different, my first weizenbock - half hefeweizen and half dopplebock. Tall brown bottle with purple
label (as above), have seen this in the liquor store, but have never tried it yet.
Poured slightly cloudy, wood brown color with a thick tan head. Good retenetion, thin but steady lace. Spicy, yeast aroma with a bit of malt sweetness. First taste is peppery and spicey like a hefe, with a bit of citrus. Later the roasted malt and some nuttiness comes through. Complex flavor, yet still well balanced. Clean and fruity, dry finish, no lingering aftertaste. You would never know it is a strong 8% beer. Pricey, but a gem.

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

Appearance - Hazy amber-brown coloring. Huge white head forms upon pour and retains for a goodly amount of time. Resolution is to a 1cm head that is fed by the light carbonation.

Smell - A bit of an astringent aroma. The esters are quite pronounced and provide the alcoholic nose. A bit of a fruity presence as well, along with some underlying caramel.

Taste - So very smooth. This brew has a very mild in taste but has a good bit of complexity. A good spicy clove body with a clean dry finish.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation is suprisingly light. This keeps the density in the mild realm.

Drinkability - The ease that this went down is both it's strength and it's weakness. I could very easily down another of these with great ease. The depth of this beer makes it one of my favorate Weizenbocks.

Photo of saintwarrick
4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Heard a lot about this beer, and as a fan of hefe weizens, I am anxious to give this brew a try. Pours a dark brown, like rye bread, and hazy like a hefe. Smell is thick with the wheat yeast and a great aroma of plums, chocolate and a hint of grapes. Taste is unbelievable, like the best hefes. Plums, pears and other dark fruit hit your moth hard and the yeast follows up with a welcome peppery bite before a wheaty-oat bread aftertaste leaves you with a nice dry finish. Alcohol isn't overly noticeable but does a nice job of warming as it goes down.

Not quite as refreshing as a hefe, and I don't have a lot of weizenbocks to compare this to, but this is a world class brew.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a weizen glass, the beer pours a hazy dark brown with a huge fluffy off-white head. It smells like plums, bananas, cloves and some lemon. Overall it's a sweet and spicy smelling beer, but the aroma isn't overpowering but still good. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma, but I can also taste some bubblegum, caramel and wheat/yeast. Luckily the taste is stronger than the aroma is. Mouthfeel is medium/full with a lot of carbonation, but the carbonation works in this beer very well. Drinkability is pretty good, the beer goes down smooth and is easy to drink. The alcohol is pretty well hidden considering it's 8.2% ABV. I think this is a very good beer, I'm impressed with it. Looks and tastes great! I'll buy it again!

Photo of mikesgroove
4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was very exicited to finally get to try this, havent been able to get it locally, hopefully that will change soon. I must say with all the hype around it, it definatly lived up to my expectations. This is a supremely great beer in a class all its own.

A - Pour was extremely energetic and full of live. Great dark brown cloudy, hazelnut color. Huge off white, tannish color head billowed over the top creating a pillow like cloud over the glass. Superior retention, as the head stayed for what seemed like forever. Great lace throughout the entire session dripped down the glass. Look was pretty much perfect.

S - Aroma was intense, but had alot of subtleness as it warmed an was able to let itself go. Lots of fruitness was evident in the predominant wheat and yeast smell. Peaches, bananas and perhaps some plum were picked up. Lots of spiceness and hints at a fall or winter type aroma. Smell was light, nothing heavy at all.

M & T - First impression was simply wow. Great feel, soo silky smooth and light, and full of carbonation. Nothing overpowering at all, slight bit of warming from the alcohol, but nothing extreme or even distracting. The major flavor here was of course the wheat flavors, however there was a very complex mix of fruits and spices that played around on the palate. The just felt right, great glass.

D - Overall this was fantastic, drinkability superb and definatly one of the best beers I have ever had. I would put this up against and Belgian, any day. Really just a pleasure to drink. I cannot wait until the distributor gets this in around here, I have already cleared a spot in the fridge for it!

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

Poured a dark amberish brown. Nice near white head, three fingers then fading to one, then to none. Smell is great. Spicy and sweet. Some lemon and banana in there. Taste follows smell pretty closely. Definitely full of flavor for sure. Spicy fruits again and even some hints of caramel malts. Mouthfeel is about medium though lacking a little carbonation. Still very, very refreshing. Drinkability is pretty scary. Says 8.2% on the label but i don't detect that at all. Enjoyable brew after burning up on the golf course. Not sure why I've never picked this up, it's well worth it.

Photo of Stephen63
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Head impressive but faded quite quickly. Nut brown body.

S - Lemony and spicy as expected from this type of beer.

T - Very smooth distinctive fruits getting raisins and citrus.

M - Incredibly light and silky on the tongue.

D - Deceptively easy to drink considering the ABV. Could easily put a couple of these away without too much trouble.

Definitely a classy beer, enjoy!

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

A- The beer pours a murky brown color. The head is a thick, off-white color. I'm getting good lacing on the glass.

S- The beer is very yeasty and floral. I also detect a fair amount of citrus in the nose along. The alcohol isn't particularly well hidden, as I can smell it quite powerfully.

T- This beer is a wonderful wheat-bock combination. It is yeasty and gives off sugary flavors. I also detect a bit of vanilla, but it's fading.

M- The body of the beer is thick without being offensive. It has a smoothness to it.

D- This is a wonderful beer. The only thing that didn't agree with me so much is the very apparent alcohol smell. I'd still recommend this beer to be had seasonally, as it is very enjoyable but probably not in every setting.

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

Very nice brew. High drinkability, could be dangerous. Definately one of my favorites. Blends together well, and rolls off very well in the month. I have used this beer many times to introduce friends to beer outside the package store. Overall a truly well done beer.Very tasty and highly recommended.

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

Upon pour, this is a nice cloudy darkish brown with a 2 finger fizzy off-white head that recedes to a thin lacing. Smell is delicious - yeasty caramel with a good bit of earthy wheat.

Taste is great. Great caramel/toffee maltiness serves as a good, bold base. Lots of wheat is here, as it should be. Has a touch of spiciness, with an orange peel like flavor. Everything here is perfectly balanced - and the taste just comes together so well.

Mouthfeel is nice and rich, and more fulfilling than many weizenbocks I've had. Good carbonation level. Drinkability is great on this.

Highly recommended. A true classic.

Photo of ohmybock
4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What do you say about Aventinus? This is easily one of my all-time favorite brews. I'm rating this one based on the bottle, but I've also had it on draft in the States and Germany, and there's not a big difference between any of them...they are all world-class when fresh! This would easily be one of my "five desert island" brews. I used to enjoy many other German-style hefeweizens, but Aventinus has killed my enjoyment of most other "regular" hefes. I've had the Aventinus Eisbock on several occasions as well, but I enjoy this version the most. This has an incredible mixture of the classic German wheat beer flavors, while condensing them, yet not over-doing them. The spicy, clovey phenolics are in perfect harmony here. This brew sets the standard for all other dark-ish weizenbocks. Way-to-go Schneider! Please don't ever change this one nor stop brewing it.

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

Served on-tap in traditional glassware.

Appearance: Murky medium brown color. Thick, strong off-white head. Good lacing down the glass.

Smell: A lot of typical Hefe character, meaning yeasty and floral. A good amount of citrus in the nose along with some alcohol. Background of caramel maltiness.

Taste: Great wheat/bock combination here. Yeasty with some brown sugar flavors and a clean, smooth finish. Even a bit of vanilla detectable. A small bit of hops detectable.

Mouthfeel: Nice thicker body with a soft smoothness.

Drinkability. Dangerous one here...smooth and clean.

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
97 out of 100 based on 3,826 ratings.