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

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world-class

3,718 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,718
Reviews: 1,996
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 209
Gots: 245 | FT: 5
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 peabody
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, you can taste the wheat!
Anyways, pours out like dark tea with a slight hint of orange.
Two fingers of slightly tan foam that doesn't lace much but it hangs around for quite some time.
Wheat Clove and Banana are here in abundance. Wonderful mix and none are overpowering.
Sweet and hot are the two words I would use to describe this concoction.
There is a bitterness at the back of the mouth followed by an alcoholic warmth in the back of the throat.
I could drink 2 or 3 of these at a sitting.

peabody, Aug 15, 2006
Photo of GolgiIPAratus
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled: 7.22.06

The beer is dark golden brown, like rich mulled cider. A nice big bubbled 1 inch head rests on top and fades gracefully like the foam from soda, leaving no lacing on the glass.

The aroma is complex. Rich dark fruits up front. The wheat malt banana smell is darker, like cooked & caramalized bananas. Spices like clove and nutmeg reside in the heady air trapped below the lip of my thick, wide mouthed brandy snifter. The nose warming alcohol mingles nicely with that spiciness.

The flavor sticks to the dark fruit motif of the nose. Fig and raisin and more over ripened banana swirl gently with the cloves and other spices. These spices are not as prevalent in the mouth as, say, a regular Hefe (the cloves in particular), but are certainly a nice touch. It is no doubt similar, but much richer and malty than a Hefe. An overall sweetness prevails throughout each sip. There’s a tangy finish and you don’t sense the 8% ABV until it’s swallowed and warming your belly. Despite all this going on, the brew is STILL light in the mouth and it’s high carbonation keeps the beer lively. Fantastic beer all around.

Drinkabilty? For 8% it’s off the charts, but I like savoring a bottle, personally. Great beer, one of my favorites for sure. It will eternally astound me that these German beers have just 4 ingredients in them. Stellar.

GolgiIPAratus, Aug 08, 2006
Photo of atigerlife
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark cloudy brown with a off-white thick head. Good lasting power of the head and decent lacing.

Aroma is of wheat, some caramel sweetness and some banana.

Taste is quite interesting. Definitely the alcohol comes through and some clove, wheat and sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and quite cleansing.

Overall, quite drinkable but the ABV tends to limit my intake. Very unique and well worth trying. I'm looking forward to my next one.

atigerlife, Aug 07, 2006
Photo of chaps77
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Purchased this in the bottle from a local establishment. Pours a nice deep brown color. The nose is incredible. Just when I thought that the nose was going to be the best part, I took my first sip and WOW!!! The finish was so smooth and continued for upwards of 30 seconds. Highly recommended!
This is a beer that I will continue to come back to time and again.

chaps77, Aug 02, 2006
Photo of unclederby
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sits a dark, murkey brown in my Aventinus glass. Tiny streams of carbonation work their way from bottom to the foamy three finger cap. The head quickly disappears to leave just a thin whisp, and lacing is nonexistent. The nose is a spicy montage of chocolate, clove, banana and a bit of black pepper. The flavors pull out much of the same, with some plum and perhaps a touch of citrus and noticeable tastes of bubblegum. The alcohol becomes a bit more detectable as it warms. Fine, almost champagne-like carbonation is revealed in the mouth, which is creamy and medium/full. This a satisfying beer that could leave you feeling full and a bit heady (the alcohol sneaks up on you) after one 16.9oz. bottle... two might be my limit on this one.

A unique brew which stands in a class by itself and is sets the standard for a weizenbock. A must try and highly recommended.

unclederby, Jul 30, 2006
Photo of Byeast
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark mahgany/brown. The head formed quickly to a creamy white inch. Aromas from this unique brew are yeasty , ripe darker fruit , not quite ripe banana , and some nice mellow caramel. The taste is very complex and good. It starts off with the dark fruit flavors like raisin and plum , rich malt throughout , some tart wheat, well hidden alchohol, and a slightly spicy finish with a bit of clove and hint of cinnamon. Mouthfeel is fairly effervecent. This weizenbock is an exellent and different beer. Tastes good!

Byeast, Jul 28, 2006
Photo of BAbaracus
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Packaged in paper wrapper dated 2000

Pours a ruddy, milky brown with deep orange highlights. Minimal head with large carb bubbles

Raisins, apple, assorted citrus, molasses, a bit of brown sugar on the nose, buoyed by undercurrents of wheat, yeast and alcohol.

Thick and foamy on the tongue, goes down like cream

Fermented apple kick precedes sugary malt awash in mild alcohol substratum. Six years of age apparently suits this bad boy pretty well. Assertive dichotomy between the soured fruit and candied malt blends well without dissipating into bland inoffensive.

I can't really imagine tiring of this one too quickly, although that abv is liable to creep up on you.

BAbaracus, Jul 26, 2006
Photo of shivtim
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

What an interesting beer. It's a deep brown/amber color, with maybe the slightest hint of red. Head is small and dissapears. You can smell the alcohol, as well as wheatiness and sour cherries. The taste is a great balance of yeasty wheat and malts, with a mild alcohol finish. The alcohol becomes more pronounced upon warming. Mouthfeel is excellent, it goes down great and has quite a bit of carbonation.

shivtim, Jul 17, 2006
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up a few weeks ago from a local liquor store. Never tried it before, was told it was good, and the 25 oz. bottle is always nice to split with someone for a 2nd opinion. I've only had the Ramstein Winter Wheat, in terms of other weizenbocks, and I thought this was just a tad below it ratingswise.

Nice, dark pour to this beer, with a wonderfully thick head, and minimal lacing. I could easily taste the chocolate and cloves to this, but I thought it had too much tartness up front, and behind, and if I was given this blindfolded, I would have sworn that there was way more alcohol in it than the 8.0% listed. For me, I don't mind a beer having an alcohol/heavy taste to it, but I prefer it to be more subdued, unless it's been aged, heavily hopped, or just high in ABV content. It didnt' defer from my enjoyment of this - I thought it was smooth for the most part, but it didn't help either. The spiciness could be tasted here too, but it wasn't as apparent as the spices in an Octoberfest. On that aspect, this beer pretty much got it right on the nose.

This would be great for the summer, since it's easy on the flavors, but has a nice warming aspect to it that makes it great for cold-weather enjoyment as well. Certainly worth a shot - just don't drive home after having one of these!

JerzDevl2000, Jul 14, 2006
Photo of HoustonTX
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into Duvel tulip.

A - Deep, dark brown. Large frothy dark cream colored head, with loads of lacing lining the glass.

S - Smell is sweet malts, toffee, and caramel.

T&M - Taste up front has a nice malty sweet chocolate backbone. Cloves and spice are also thrown in the mix. Wheat and hops attribute to the aftertaste, slighty bitter, yet full creamy and dry.

D - Drinkability is average, as this beer is quite filling.

Wondeful example of the style, and definitely a world class brew.

HoustonTX, Jul 11, 2006
Photo of k75
4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

big bottle

smell is enticing and intredibly appetizing - bananna bread, biscuit, spice

flavor is complex with a lot of depth - spice, bread dough, ginger cookie

wow - just an amazing beer - careful of the 8.2 % though

a world classic for sure - industry benchmark

k75, Jul 11, 2006
Photo of smcolw
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What is a wheat doppelbock? I love the creativity. Pours a dark brown--light passes through...barely. From what I can tell, it's slightly cloudy. The initial head is impressive, but it dies quickly, leaving a mild lace.

Strong wheat smell, some sourness, some metal (although very mild). Attractive.

Imagine a double bock with at least 30% wheat. Fairly dry flavor and slight hop at the end. I like the balance. Still, this is very much a dark, wheat beer. Thinner than a doppelbock, but thicker than a wheat beer. High carbonation. Long lasting, but light sourness in the aftertaste.

I like this beer. It has a wonderful flavor that is unmatched by any other beer I've ever had. It's easy to drink. Frankly, it could be unnoticed unless you take time to realize that it is unique and special. It is that subtle. Try this one without prejudice and enjoy.

smcolw, Jul 07, 2006
Photo of supercolter
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance- is good, very large head that dissapated a bit quicker than I would have liked, but some decent lacing
Smell- wow, this stuff is the real deal, caramelly dark fruity malt smell up front, very slight bitterness to finish
Taste- also quite good, very slight caramelly fruit taste up front, a tiny bit of alcohol and malt to finish
Mouthfeel is good as well slightly carbonated, with a decent heavy feel
Drinkability- whoops is it gone, well back to the fridge

supercolter, Jul 07, 2006
Photo of SethB2
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Tulip.

A - Deep, dirty brown in color with a giant pillowy head that resembles what you expect from a Belgian pale.

S - Raisins, a bit of chocolate, some alcohol and breadiness. Dark ripe fruits are also in abundance.

T - Interesting. Like the smell, this has a lot of Belgian characteristics that lend to a very good flavored beer. Beer starts a bit tart, but then very quickly moves into a period of fruity sweetness and finishes with a nutmeg and clove kick.

M - Ok, but it's a tad on the thin side and a little over carbonated.

D - Excellent again. Very nice beer that has earned its high praise.

SethB2, Jul 06, 2006
Photo of TheBungyo
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Someone needs to tame this head, it was on a rampage! 3 fingers worth topped sexy coffee-n-cola body. Nose is sweet like cotton candy, somewhat fruity, bringing to mind citrusy fruits. Upon sipping I can taste apricots, cotton candy, spices. Yum. Mouth is silky smooth. Certainly a fantastic example of the style. A must buy if you crave this style.

TheBungyo, Jul 03, 2006
Photo of Damian
3.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a thick brown with a white, fluffy, creamy head that left a slippery residue on my lips.

Smell was intense. Malty rich with cinnamon and other spices (similar to a Belgian Quad).

Taste was similar to smell but less intense than anticipated.

Body was somewhat thinner than expected.

A good beer overall but it fell short of my expectations.

Damian, Jul 01, 2006
Photo of GregoryVII
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours dark brown with a hint of the wheat color shining through at the edges. Pours a solid head. The smell reminds me of a golden field of wheat that got busy with some nice heady malt. It has a very complex taste, the dark malt dances on a beautiful moonlit night with spice of the wheat and the yeast. It is a marriage made by the beer angels.

GregoryVII, Jun 30, 2006
Photo of andythejerk
3.85/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours chocolately-brown and cloudy--looks just like a dark, unflitered wheat beer. Respectable head that settles down to a thick, bubbly layer over my beer. It smells rich and creamy, and the smell displays more of the German wheat beer characteristics than the taste actually does. Smells distinctly of bananas and cloves. The taste is mild and somewhat constricted, but really very good and it tastes like a classic, which I suppose it is. Definitely a good beer to watch out for and to try, at least once, on a warm summer night on the patio of your favorite beer bar.

andythejerk, Jun 28, 2006
Photo of msubulldog25
4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 16.9 to a tall pilsner glass. Listed as 8.2%abv.

A: Rich caramel-brown, semi-cloudy. Enormous multi-finger white head, minimal lacing.
S: Tons of spice, clove, a sweetness like raisins, baked bread (wheat)...lots going on. A truly wonderful smelling beer
T: As good as the smell - lots of spice including perhaps nutmeg or cinammon, malt & wheat predominantly, some fruitiness, a hint of alcohol but very nicely balanced.
M: Medium body with a smooth, lingering malty sweetness. The persistant carbonation makes drinking this somewhat like champagne.
D: Quite enjoyable. A terrific beer for all seasons and one that will go near the top of my personal favorites. Understandable why this is such a highly rated beer.

msubulldog25, Jun 27, 2006
Photo of nortmand
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy brown pour with an incredible head that just wont quit. Just bubbles and bubbles.

Spicy clove and chocolate notes dominate the smell.

Smooth, creamy flavor up front explodes into an incredible biting spice on the back of the tongue. Fantastic.

Incredibly high carbonation defines the mouthfeel. A perfect strong summer beer.

nortmand, Jun 22, 2006
Photo of haz77
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy chestnut with a foaming light tan head. Tons of carbonation keep the head in place.

S - Clove, banana, other light esters, alcohol, bubblegum, rum, wheat, yeast. Very enticing.

T - Burst of carbonation and refreshment initially. Fruit and brown sugar middle with a bubblegum and spicy rum-like alcohol finish, which remains into a long aftertaste. All the noted smells are in there at some point.

M - Medium to full body with moderate-high carbonation. Smooth.

D - Superb beer. Easy to see why it's so highly regarded. Even at 8% it is supremely drinkable.

haz77, Jun 20, 2006
Photo of kdmorse
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured gently but ended up with more pillowy plumage than a fiercely shaken Duvel. 2/3 of the weizen glass was filled with rocky, beige head. As beer sits, a dark-copper body appears. Lots of carbonation rises through the clear brew. Head settles nicely and leaves minimal lacing.

S: Smells like a double-wheat. Sweet. Bready. Caramel hints. Slightly fruity. Whispers of bitter hops.

T: Smooth and sweet on the palate. Fruity and dark flavors. Chocolate becomes a big part as it warms. Hops are clean and slightly nutty? in the finish.

M: Creamy. Enough carbonation to be crisp, but not bubbly. Smooth and just light enough in the mouth. Doesn't finish clean enough.

D: Doesn't feel/taste anywhere near 8% (more like 5-6%). Easy to drink, but not particularly refreshing. One will do me fine before I move onto something else, but more of a style issue than the fault of this beer.

kdmorse, Jun 16, 2006
Photo of ChillMike
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very murky/cloudy bronze color with a white head that doesn’t last long with little to no lacing. The smell is what hit me right from the bat. A bouquet of fruit, raisins, cloves, wheat, a hint of bubblegum and a little bit of alcohol very impressive. The bubblegum flavor is present, not quite a hefe weissen taste, it’s labeled as a Wheat DoppleBock and that’s really what it tastes like a wheat beer crossed with a dopplebock. All in all an enjoyable beer, not something I’ll probably pick up all that often, but definitely something I’ll pick up as a switchup now and again.

ChillMike, Jun 15, 2006
Photo of Higravity
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown slight haze good two finger head that hangs around. Smells of wheaty booze with some toasty parts to it, the hops aren't realy prevelant to me. Slight clove flavors go with the wheat sweetness that is held back with the alcohol and natrual roasted bitterness. Good body a little thinner than I would have liked it to be at room temp, but it seems to have a better body in the 2nd bottle that was closer to 60F. Very drinkable and would pair well with just about any dish I can think of.

Higravity, Jun 14, 2006
Photo of kimcgolf
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

(Bottle purchased at Green's in Atlanta). This pours a mixture of dark brown and amber, with a tan foamy head. Glass gives off a gentle, furity aroma. I enjoyed the spicy taste throughout the glass, and it left a long, good finish. Will definitely be drinking this again.

kimcgolf, Jun 14, 2006
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,718 ratings.