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

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

500ml bottle served in a large weizen glass.

Pours a gorgous mahogany colour, and effervescing with a giant white head. The head takes FOREVER to drop to a 1/4", and there is some nice lacing thanks to the wheat.

Smell is more towards clove and spice, but a bit of banana and other fruit is in there too.

Taste is yummy sweet malt, like candy, but nicely balanced by the prickly carbonation, spice and touch of hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is full, and there is a soothing alcohol warmth, but the carbonation keeps things refreshing.

Drinkability is above average, but the alcohol and sweetness hold it back from getting a higher rating.

A treat to say the least - the clove and spice is just right for me. The malt flavour is not overly "wheaty" but it is outstanding.

Photo of July2Nov
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What can be said about Aventinus that hasn't been said before. This beer is is what beer should be. If you have never had this before, do your self a favor and find it immediately. Enjoy ever last bit of it, as if it's your last. It's really that good.

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

Poured from a half liter bottle into a pint glass. Pours dark brown with a thick head that reduces down to some wisps and a bank around the rim. Smells sweet with a little spice. Tastes rich and malty with that wheat taste in the back. The mouthfeel is amazing, thick and solid with a lingering savory finish. I want to know why I don't drink this more often.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark chestnut with a thin head that fades pretty quickly. The smell is of wheat that is reminiscent of wasa crackers with a sweet rounded malt and a nice yeastiness. Beautifully balanced flavor of alcohol, malt, prunes, figs, cereal grain, and a touch of cellared apples. Very creamy and with a medium body that is just right to support the alcohol and flavors. Extremely drinkable- just the perfect thing for a spring day.

Photo of tempest
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The first question I have to ask myself, before I ask how it tastes is, "why the heck don't I buy this more often?" It reminds me of everything I love about the big, dark belgians, but with a German twist.

Here's my thoughts on it: After a proper pour with a thick head, Aventinus has an aroma of dried fruit like raisins and dates backed by the malted wheat. The flavor expands on those fruit flavors, adding a bit of clove spice and banana, the hallmark flavors of German wheat beers. At 8.2% abv, there’s no doubt this is a heavy drink. But the fine bubbles and velvety mouthfeel make Aventinus a tough brew to put down.

I've tasted more complex beers, but this one is still pretty good and pretty drinkable. I have to wonder what some aging would do.

Photo of khiasmus
3.58/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Slightly cloudy light amber with little head, only a slight lace.

S- fruity and malty, no hops whatsoever. Hints of yeast, orange, pineapple, maple, malt, pine, and cane sugar.

T- Like the aroma, fruity and malty. Slightly sour, and surprisingly plain due to almost perfect balance.

M- Highly carbonated, almost so much so that it masks the taste.

D- Drinkable, but not special. Fruity, but boring.

Photo of AChamberlain
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from bottle bought from the Park Slope Food Coop in Brooklyn. Poured into pint glass.

A: Dark and sudsy, 2" head. Just lovely.

S: Peppery. Fruits. Wheat.Great.

T: Like the smell. Peppery fruit.

MF: Very smooth. Full bodied mouth feel.

D: Extremely drinkable. I really love this beer. One of my favorites.I want to get some more tonight. Hmmm. Let's do it.

Photo of roblowther
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours an almost inky black with a head that quickly dissipates to nothing. Smells sweet, with fruits like grapes, and a sharp note in the background. The smell definitely gives away its wheat nature. The taste has more roast than the smell, with an almost charcoal-like bit up front. But not in a bad way. If that makes sense. The sweetness comes through next, with a bit of fruit but then a surprisingly dry finish. The mouthfeel includes a healthy carbonation followed by a viscous oily feel. Very nice indeed. The drinkability is excellent. This is one that just cries out for a patio, some shade, and a sunny but cool breeze-y afternoon. Who's ready to move to Munich!?!

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

Bottle purchased from La Jolla Whole Foods.

Pours a deep rich brownish red, nice sized head which lingers on the beer and has some nice lace sticking to the glass

Smell Banana, cove and sweet roasted malt

Taste the banana and clove hit you followed by a smooth roasted malt sweetness, ending with a subtle hop bitterness. A total masterpiece. There is definite roasted malt which tends to linger in the aftertaste, a smokey essence which goes up through the nose. Th sweetness is almost prune like, caramel goodness.

M-Creamy, rich and wonderful.

D-Dangerously good. So smooth, a little filling but it goes down well.

Wow, what a fantastic beer. I have had this in the past, but i marvel at it every time

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

Pours a ruby red body topped with a dirty collar of foam. Lacing is over 55%.

Nose is spiced with ginger and banana, capped with notes of caramel. Entry is tranquil, leading to a midtaste of mixed caramel malt and gingerbread. The finish shows a crisp hop bitterness followed by a long banana/toffee fade.

This is a real butt-kicker and pairs really well with boratta...

Photo of coalcracker
4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my top five 'all-timers'. Served from bottle into pilsener glass.
A: Dark ruby red with fizzy head that dissipates.
S: Wonderful aroma that will mirror the taste. Raisin, clover, and a slight medicinal taste- black cherry perhaps?
T: Taste as above: raisins, black licorice, perhaps a bit of fruit (banana) strike the palate immediately. Very malty overall. Minimal but pleasant aftertaste.
M: Very smooth and thick, though the carbonation level lightens the feel up a bit.
D: Drinkable anyday at anytime. But session? I took three of these down during my fantasy football draft and nearly ended up drafting Don Mattingly....perhaps not.

I was introduced to this beer back in 1998 and have never looked back. If the world was left with only 5 beers, I would hope this would be one of them.

Photo of younger35
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank out of a Weizen glass from a 500ml bottle.

Appearance- Poored a nice clear dark redish brown. Minimal bubbly head with poor lacing. Still looked terrific.
Smell- Very fragrant beer. Lots of malty wheat and grains with very fragrant clove in the forground. A nice bananna fruit quality comes through as well.
Taste- Wow, lots going on here. Deep wheat malt burst with spicy clove undertones. A almost chocolate, caramel malt quilty in the wheat. A bananna and pear like fruityness joins in and blends very nicely with the spice. A very subtle alcohol note joins the party.
Mouthfeel- A little more carbonated than I would have liked but not terrible. A medium body, maybe a little more feel than I'm used to for wheats. Definitely a good thing.
Drinkability- Fantastic. Wish I had one more bottle to enjoy. It's a very drinkable wheat that may be one of the best I've tasted (Can't beat Paulaner IMO).

Photo of Bierguy5
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml., 8.2% ABV, the date code reads-06.310. Pours a cloudy dark brown color, with some copper hues on the sides. Thick off white foamy head, which holds together very well. Fruity, spicy, and bannana notes in the nose. A whiff of darker fruit follows in the background. A bit of chocolate up front, followed by dark fruit. Finishes with a bit of clove and spice. Warming alcohol presence. Nice fruity flavors with just a bit of tartness. Medium body, and spritzy. Very hearty and enjoyable. This is a solid beer.

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

An excellent beer, it totally blew me away last year when i first tried it. Decided to treat myself to another last night. A beer that deserves all its praises.

Appearance
Pours a deep, clear, colour, almost as dark as mahogony. A one finger pale tan head formed on the pour. The mildly carbonated brew produced a very thin collar of lacings.

Aroma
Rich aromas of wheat and barley malts. Nutty whole wheat, hints of banana, toffee, and the rich aromas of dark fruits, dates prunes, raisins, all overtop of a hint of cocao. A mild grassiness from the hops is also evident.

Taste
Much like the nose, a rich whole wheat, nutty, banana bread with dark fruits incuded as above, with a touch of cocao powder thrown in for even more richness and complexity. The mild hops add an additional layer of flavour to this rich brew with their mild, understated grassy and decaying leaf character.

Mouthfeel
A rich, smooth, almost creamy brew, loaded with wheat and barley malt. Well balanced according to style, with a pleasing hop accent at the finish. This medium to full bodied brew gave some alcohol warmth as it was savoured.

Drinkabilty
An excellent, decadent sipper. Great for a winter night, or to sustain onself throughout lent. Also a truely great example of a wheat beer, and how wheat beers can be as rich and full in flavour as any all barley brews. Best wheat beer I've had the pleasure of enjoying yet. Highly recommended.

Photo of BlindPig
4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Dark caramel/amber body with a light tan head about 1".
S- Big wheat and caramel aromas right off the bat. Some nice grass and a light spicey hops. Hints of dark fruits also come through.
T- A really great flavor to follow the wonderful aroma! Nice big caramel malts with a good balance to it from a great helping of grass and light spice hops (to follow the aroma). Some dark fruits/esters come through nice a subtle. Leaves a nice big dry bitterness and caramel flavor on tongue with some lingering esters. Also get quite a nice soothing warming from alcohol.
M- I think it has a tad to high carbonation with a medium body.
D- This is an amazing beer. Might have just made it up to one of my top beers. Before I say that I want to have it a few more times but I am sure that will happen very shortly.

Photo of acrawf6
4.8/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours out a dark clear brownish amber with just a touch of purple and a fizzy tan head that drops to a ring of head quickly.

Smell. Great aroma of fruits and cloves. I get a decent amount of sweet grape, like a candy flavor, and apples. There is also a distinct yeast aroma.

Taste. Great flavors, more fruits, but is heavier and darker flavor. apples, little bit of peaches, and just the slightest touch of prunes. Cloves have a nice appearance. The bottle says it will have a little chocolate taste in it, and i suppose i taste that as well. Aftertaste is hefe-like with more clove flavors, and even has a little cooling sensation to it, despite the high alcohol.

Mouthfeel. carbonation is high and lively. though at 8% alc, this one is still relatively light and refreshing. the bubbles really attack the tongue.

Overall, one of my favorite beers, and certainly a go-to when wanting a beer that makes you think how great this bubbly beverage that is called beer is.

Photo of mithrascruor
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a nice glowing and slightly hazy dark brown/red color. The thick off-white head seems to constantly bubble, and it just looks really tasty.

Smell: Fruity, spicy, malty, and yeasty. Ripe bananas are the predominant fruit, but apples and raisins are there too. Spices seem to be cloves and brown sugar.

Taste: Great malty flavor that's a bit sweet. Bold, yet by no means overbearing. The fruits and spices come out mostly towards and in the aftertaste, and are the same as those in the smell.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and smooth, with a nice crispness and carbonation feel.

Drinkability: Tastes great, but the flavor can get tedious if consumed quickly, so take it easy. The strong alcohol isn't noticable at all in the taste.

Though it was an obvious guess, I didn't believe it before I tried it: it really tastes and smells like something of a cross between a weissbier and a doppelbock! Very unique and I really enjoy it. Certainly a beer to get again from time to time. And definitely something that everyone should try.

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

Spotted this among all the weiss beer at a local beer stop...

Dark and cloudy beer, looks a lot like root beer, but with cloudiness...massive amounts of yeast and sediment at the end of a pour. Tan off colored head that receeds quickly to leaves a small amount around the ring of the glass...no lacing noted.

A definite fruity malty odor to this one that was pleasing to say the least

tastes of sweet raisins on the initial swig followed by that 8% ABV kick and then some very balanced malts.

A nice feel in the mouth, the carbonation is just about right.

Would make a nice dinner beer to say the least, but a bit too sweet and strong to pound more than 1 or 2 in a sitting.

Photo of BassAssassin
4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Nice and cloudy, as it should be. Deep brown in color with a think head. Head disappears rather quickly, however.

S: Big time clove and malt aroma. Spicy and yeasty. Hint of alcohol. Great preview of what's to come.

T: Sweet and spicy. Lots of clove and yeast flavors. The yeast does wonders for this beer. Subtle hints of fruit and rum. Malt is dominant, however the warming alcohol seems to balance quite nicely. Complex and exceptional.

M: Full bodied. Slick and syrupy on the tongue. However, there is a pleasant softness due to the wheat; and a crispness due to the considerable carbonation.

D: Drinkability overall is good. Soft yet crisp mouthfeel makes this feel almost like a session brew. However, the high ABV limits it. I almost wish it felt more like a sipping beer. Either way it's damn good. Benchmark for the style. This is definitely a beer I'll be drinking again.

Photo of ClockworkOrange
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into my Aventinus glass. Appears a deep, dark mahogany with a finger of tan creamy foam. Smells of chocolate vanilla and dried cherries. Taste is very malty with notes of raisin, chocolate, molasses and a touch of banana. Very complex. Full bodied and really rich. A very satisfying beer. Always a classic in my eyes. Highly recommended.

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

I was fortunate enough to be able to purchase a sweet Aventinus glass recently, so immediately I needed something to put inside it. Not surprisingly, I opted for the logical choice.

APPEARANCE: Poured into aforementioned glass a golden brown with slight rusted-colored tones, on top of which sat a huge, pillowy off-white head. A layer of foam lasts until the very end, and it leaves a few small patches of lace down my glass.

SMELL: Very yeasty and very banana-y! Whew, it smells like someone put some banana flavored candy in my beer. Some spice is also present (clove?). The whole aroma is very complex and flavorful, but very up front and in your face.

TASTE: Much more rounded out than the smell. Clove is much more pronounced, now outshining the banana. The taste is quite yeasty, with the banana and clove entering as the beer crosses my palette. The finish is fruity and sweet, if not a bit dry.

MOUTHFEEL: Smooth and easy. Perhaps a little undercarbonated for my liking.

DRINKABILITY: The alcohol hits you a bit, but despite that, I only have half my beer left. It certainly goes down easy enough, but I don't know if I'd have another.

This is a great beer and worthy of being at the top of its style, but it leaves me wishing for a bit more. Perhaps I'm spoiled having such access to a beer like this, or perhaps it's just has qualities that are inherent to the style that I wish it didn't. Probably a combination of both. I really like this beer, though. I just don't love it.

Photo of travelfrog
4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers of all time. I've tried this many times, both in the bottle (and years later on tap) at the Schneider Brewery's flagship restaurant in Munich. As you would expect, it was served in the distinctive narrow bottomed, wide-mouthed Aventinus glass.

Appearance is very dark brown, with a purplish tinge. Excellent, long-lasting head.

The thought of the aroma still brings a smile to my face. Chocolate-molasses with a bit of wheat thrown in for good measure.

The flavor is outstanding, sweet and malty with strains of more traditional weizen beer. (UPDATE: I should have said, Bavarian dunkeles weizen, i.e., "yes, we have no bananas..." ;o) Smooth, sweet finish.

Mouthfeel is very nice, with the excellent texture and carbonation tickling the roof of your mouth. Maybe the slightest bit sticky.

This brew is dangerously drinkable, as it's difficult to notice you're drinking a high-alcohol content beverage unless you've read the label. Use caution. ;)

Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brown bottle from Florian's. Hazy/murky brown body with a couple inches of more of light tan amazingly creamy-looking head. Pretty agressive carbonation in this one. Banana dominates the aroma with hints of smoke, spice, citrus and yeast. Banana, spice, and hints of smoke and nut comprise the flavor. Fairly clean finish with just a hint of cloves on the tounge. Creamy mouthfeel that isn't sticky or syrupy at all IMO. Alcohol is also barely noticeable, best as I can tell. This beer is great - like a Hef, only more complex, tasty, and satisfying. Superb. I can see this beer having a regular place in my DBF.

Photo of Jwaks
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving : 500ml bottle

Pours with hazy dark murky brown color with a very fine, dense glowing white head that's half a finger thick. Strangely no lacing is left behind and little carbonation can be noted through the murky body.

Loads of bubblegum, banana, wheat, and a hint of clove and sour apple come through on the nose.

Banana, wheat and clove flavors hit the palate upon entry leading to a solid malty bubblegum flavored mid palate wrapped up with a semi-sweet finish featuring sour apple, clove and a touch of wheat. The generous dose of alcohol is well hidden by other more interesting flavors.

This medium bodied brew's mouthfeel is tight and slick, with adequate grip on the finish. An overall sweet and sour wheat character with little to balance keeps drinkability closer to average.

A great traditional weizenbock!

Cheers!

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

This beer is brown, red with a thick, creamy head that is very stablile.

Smell is defenitally wheat with fenols from the yeast. Some caramel and vanilla, great ripe banana smell.

Taste is fenolic and dry, with some exotic fruits, ripe bananas most of all. The wheat is very apparent and makes the beer very mild and gives a very soft mouthfeel. Body is full, but very drinkable. A good, decent Weizenbock with a good balance.

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