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

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3,970 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,970
Reviews: 2,046
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 257
Gots: 354 | FT: 6
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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

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: 3,970 | Reviews: 2,046
Photo of Risser09
4.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

1pt. 9oz. bottle (500ml) poured into a pilsner - Not sure what year this one is from - Cellar temp

Appearance: Pours a transparent brown color with orange highlights. Tall 3" head that is off-white in color. Foamy head has excellent retention. Foamy lace sticks to the sides of the glass.

Smell: A bit lactic and sour in the nose. Banana and clove are the dominant aromas here. Biscuit lemon fruit tarts and wheat round it out.

Taste: Wheat is a big flavor. Biscuity chewiness mixes with a mild tartness. Banana, clove and lots of other spices. Reminiscent of a traditional Belgian Strong Ale (spice-wise). Mild dark fruit flavors like raisin. Biscotti. Very complex and tasty.

Mouthfeel: Bubbly and palate cleansing. Smooth and medium to heavily bodied. Plenty of bready chewiness. Sugary. Alcohol is hardly noticeable.

Drinkability: Awesome. This is the marked example of a doppelbock. Very well balanced blend of flavors, sugars, alcohol and palate cleansing refreshment. Highly drinkable. Paired well with a lavender/fennel chevre. Will be getting some more of this stuff.

Photo of dsa7783
3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Copped this purple-logo bottle from a Morris County store... really liked the company's Hefe-Weizen, so figured this would be a good sample... beautiful purple, dark-brown, mahogany appearance with immense frothy, foamy head that bubbles up... smell is replete with figs and prunes... taste is all malts with a rich, thick, creamy plum, fig taste that hits home and stays on the palate... ultra-rich flavor that is very filling and intense... extra malty with an alcohol presence certainly noticeable... reminds me somewhat of a doppelbock... a strong, full-flavored, robust beer that is satisfying... good stuff... Recommended...

Photo of PhageLab
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a massive (18oz?) Aventinus glass. Wow.

A - Beautiful brownish red brew, cloudy from the swirls and currents of yeast circling around it's massive glass. Produced a three tip head of froth that stuck around a while. Nice lacing. Can't ask for more here.

S - Citrus and fruit smells are right up front, with yeast and some sort of spice aroma finishing it up. Not too potent, but very pleasant.

T - Very yeasty, but the abv is absolutely invisible. Slight bitterness, and something like nutmeg or clove sneaks in. Finishes with some banana like characteristics. Very tasty and fairly complex.

M - Creamy medium body, great carbonation level. Can get chewy near the end.

D - Pretty good, but the overall yeastiness causes a big hit here, I doubt I could do more than 2 in a night, especially in a large serving like this. Excellent brew overall, however. Recommended.

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

Bottle conditioned and courtesy of the LCBO. Beautiful deep ruby pour with an extremely creamy white head. Scent is of cloves and cinamon mixed with sweet fruity malts. This is carried through in the flavour, which reminded me a bit of some of the Chimays. Good hint of chocolate present also. The alcohol is slightly apparent, but well enough integrated and provides a very pleasant warming feel. The body is full.

Photo of pwoods
3.59/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml brown bottle, purchased at Party Source, poured into a Weizen glass. No dating.

A: Pours a beautiful glowing golden sunset orange with a nice cloudiness. Easy 3 fingers of off white head rises and falls slowly. No lacing.

S: Lol, I already know I'm not gonna like this much. Huge weizen yeastiness. Plenty of banana bread and clove. Fresh sour green apples. A touch of that 'soupiness' I get from weizens.

T/M: Big yeasty notes. More banana bread and clove. A white peppery spicy and a touch of cardamom(sp?). A more pronounced maltiness than in normal weizens. Body is beefed up as well with a nice creaminess.

D: This brew goes to show what frequent tastings and exploration will do to your palate. I'm still not a big fan of weizens but this was much better than I had anticipated.

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

L:Off white 1/2 finger head that fizzs away rather quickly. The color is a dark brown caramel.
S: At first I pick up a slight babana taffy with a hint of spice.
T:Light clove spice that gives way to brown sugar. Big banana flavor to end.
M: Sharp fizz just on the tip of the tounge.
D:Very good and definitely intereting.

Photo of SMark
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was poured from a 500ml bottle at 47° into a .5l wheat glass. The beer was dark red, mahogany not quite brown or black with about 3 fingers of an off white foam head and hard to see carbonation. There was very little lacing.

There was caramel, chocolate and coffee malt aroma with spiciness.

The taste was sweet and very smooth. Went down so smooth I had to taste again and make an effort to discern the banana notes along with chocolate. This is nectar.

There is no off taste or lingering on the palate which could cause you to consume too quickly. Swishing around in the mouth produced very pleasant esters in the nose with no prickly sensation. As I said before, very smooth and velvet like.

What a nice pleasure for my 100th beer review. Well made and a definite enjoyment to drink.

Photo of Gmann
4.91/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a murky brown color with a smallish tan head that dissipated into a nice ring, no lacing though. The smell is wonderful; bananas, clove, medicinal phenols, and raisins. The taste is fantastic, great hefe flavors; banana, clove, medicinal, and a nice earthy yeast. A bit of alcohol and light dark fruit shows up in the end. The feel is moderate with fizzy carbonation. The finish is fantastic, it is sweet but not sugary or syrupy, perfect. Damn this is a mighty fine brew. All of the great hefe flavors without the hard wheat bite. Extremely smooth and extraordinarily drinkable. Definitely a must try and try and try again.

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

Had this on tap, came in the appropriate glassware with a nice white head, murky brown color, very pleasant looking beer.

Smell was yeasty and weiss-like with a fruity component. Tastes was sweet up front, great maltiness with a fruity tang. No real hop presence to speak of. I was sure the ABV listed on the menu was incorrect because this beer does not taste like it is as high as it is, the alcohol is very well balanced.

A very pleasant beer, definitely try this one if you see it.

Photo of Traquairlover
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a large Weizen glass.

A = Milk chocolate brown, slightly hazy, poured out with a huge head that dissipated slowly.

S = Yeast, wheat, some fruits (apples, pears, bananas, cherries).

T = All the notes in the smell are in the taste in spades, yeast, wheat, various fruits, roasted grains. A very balanced tasty brew. It's surprising the ABV is as high as it is, because I do not detect it in the taste.

M = Light to medium bodied, good carbonation.

D = A very good choice if you are in the mood for a weizenbock.

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

Aventinus pours a lovely brown color with a white head that eventually disappears. The smell has sweetness, dark fruit, and a bit of graininess. The taste is sweet, the dark fruit is still there, joined by warming alcohol. Mouthfeel full and coating leaving a pleasant aftertaste. This beer is wickedly easy to drink. Give it a try when you find it.

Photo of NoLiberty
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep rich chocolate-walnut brown. Deeper than brown, almost poster color. Rests with a two-finger head, creamy foamy and thick. Aroma is big and sweet, some alcohol with barleywine-like notes. Some caramel and tart apple. Phenols and alcohol are present. Nice. Taste is fronted by fruit: raisins, tart apple, roasted fig, nuts and caramel. Middle is warmed by alcohol and finishes smooth with lingering taste of raisins and roasted malt. Very nice again. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with very clean and light bubbles and almost effervescent. Almost a saison body. I could session this beer for while.

Photo of emerge077
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not your typical Aventinus review, these reviews are from a recent tasting of vintage 2002-2003 cave-aged bottles. Wrapped in paper and tied with a purple cord.

2003 bottle:
This one looks much better than the 2002, a high clarity reddish brown with a ton of carbonation streamers. Carefully decanted into a weizen glass. An initial skim of foam is fed by the rapid, continuous carbonation.

Interesting aroma...sherry sweetness, attic must, clay, leather, slight alcohol, and black currants. Also very different from a fresh bottle, and unique in it's own right.

Flavors of dry earthy malts, candlewax smoke, very meaty feel similar to savory almonds or walnuts. Full and well-carbonated, drying out the palate a bit. Body is slightly lighter without the yeast poured in, but it's completely dead at this point, so why bother? The yeast has imparted many complex flavors into this cave-aged edition. I'd recommend drinking at 2-3 years, if this edition is released again.

2002 bottle:
Somewhat thin, moderate oxidation. Clay & musty caramel malt in the aroma. Almond and cidery tasting. Likely past it's prime. Foam rose to the mouth of the bottle before pouring, visible carbonation even after 1/2 hour of sitting in the glass. A muted sweetness and intial metallic note that blew off after breathing for awhile. Excessive sediment after a careful pour hinders the appearance, mouthfeel, and drinkability.

Much diminished in quality from a fresh sample, but still garners interest. I'll be drinking the 2003 vintage soon, don't wait too long on these. $4 from Lukas Liquors, KCMO.

Scores averaged to reflect a combination of the 2002-2003 vintages.

Photo of genog
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brown color with plenty of light brown head that is awfully sudsy with a great amount of tiny carbonation bubbles. Smell is fruity with apples and pears coming through. Some grapes, and a decent amount of german malt and a dash of Hallertauer hops in the background. Taste is thick and delicious. I imagine this is what monks would be drinking centuries ago (I'm reading The Pillars of the Earth now). Taste is of fruity, with a malty sweetness and plenty of a thick taste behind it. I can sense a bit of a meaty broth taste that makes me want to sip this one. Highly carbonated for having such a big alcohol presence.

Photo of CDBeerDisappear
3.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy brown in color with garnet highlights and a rocky champagne-like head. Aroma of malt is well attenuated by just the right amount of hops for the style. There are earthy aromas of dark fruit and cloves. Taste is full and complex the wheat flavor comes through but is pleasantly augmented by the spiciness. Finishes crisp and clean. Very drinkable.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear but dark ruby/brown. Light tan head. Nose is sweet with what seems like an inky tone to it. Yes…like pen ink. I feel like I am smelling the inside of a thoroughly wet barrel. Flavor is extremely sweet with a tart kick in the back of the mouth on the first swig. Sweet brandy and port tones permeate. Very sugary sweet on the flavor overall though. Feel is standard. Borders on slightly syrupy. Drinkable. Sure. But for me this is an experience drink, not one to go back to again. I had it, and I will move on.

Photo of jwolfie70
4.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was blown away by this beer. It takes everything I love about a good German Hefe and takes it to 11. One of the top 5 beers I have ever had.

Good head, nice dark tan color, good mouthfeel and incredibly drinkable for the alcohol content. I would (and have) recommended to everyone.

Photo of aerozeppl
4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Dark brown in color. Some head but it quickly went away.

S: Tons of fruit then the wheat right behind it. Bready as well

T: So much going on that goes so well. This beer kills it here. Fruits, cherries, yeast taste is there as well. For 8.2 they did a wonderful job of blending it in. I think that is the buzz word for this beer...blend. Everything goes into everything else. Totally complex and enjoyable.

M: Just about perfect. Slightly syrupy but the carbonation takes care of that.

D: I could drink this all day. Or until I succumbed to alcohol poisoning. There is ZERO indication of the ABV when drinking this one. I read some of the other reviews and I think I will try aging this beer.

Photo of joepais
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The bottle pours dark brown good white head. Aroma of sweet fruity yeast, along with some caramel fill my nose. This has a wonderful creamy mouth feel with a slight tingle on the tongue. Great tastes of sweet banana, wheat, and a nice spice. The alcohol is well hidden
I have bought a quite few of these this summer and enjoyed them all

I picked up an aged bottle 2004 vintage form Tully's this is a different beast the alcohol is gone from the nose and flavor profile it get replaced with a much sweeter fruitiness. It gives me the feeling of a wheat wine in some ways. I never expected a few years would do so much for this brew I wouls easly bump everthing up by a factor of .5

Photo of oakbluff
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle via Irishkyle21. Apperanace is murky chestnut/iced tea. Head quickly dies. Nose is bready with banana phenols. Taste- very subtle mix of flavours. Caramel, bready, slightly fruity. Some chocolate and spices. Creamy mouthfeel, high medium to high carbonation. Finishes quite dry. Some booze is picked up at the finish. Great beer to start christmas eve off with.

Photo of rodenbach99
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bouteille brune de 500ml,

très belle bière brune -rouge orangé avec une mousse épaisse et onctueuse, elle a nez de blé, de sucre-brun, de caramel,et son goût est agréable, rond, elle se termine sur une finale de chocolat avec cerises aux marasquin, ce qui est exquis.

Photo of bluemoonswoon
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500mL Bottle poured into a weizen glass. Cool looking purple bottle with no freshness date.

A: Very dark cloudy and purplely brown with a two inch creamy and tightly packed sandy white head. Not much carbonation can be seen and there is just a bit of soft lacing. Very bueatiful cascading effect as it is first poured into the glass.

S: Pretty nice and mellow but hides a very sugary sweet dark fruit and candy beneath a creamy exterior, like raisins rolled in yeast and sugar.

T/MF: Quite a highly carbonated brew as it ballons in the mouth and at first imparts a good dusty yeast character but as it warms the beer becomes less funky and a good deal sweeter with fresh cut apple and raisins being the highlight of the beer which is less evident in the middle and finish where a nice spice and herbal tinge not unlike licorice greets the tongue in a long finish.
This beer is also quite hoopy but really hides this well among the malty sweet goodness, the only way to tell is that drying sensation that sticks to the center of the tongue long after the beer is gone and that vicicious attack to the roof of the mouth.

D: A pretty easy drinking and tasty weizebock that lives up to its reputation, not really that refreshing this beer would be better served later in the night, perhaps after a meal.

Photo of Squelch
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy brown with a thick bubbly off white head. No lacing.

Hop aromas are evident along with malt and clove

Surprisingly no alcohol hotness. Clove and caramel up front with lingering balanced hop bitterness. Very sweet beer, which it needs to be in order to match the strength.

Tingle of carbonation in the mouth subsides with a mellow creamy finish.

Very drinkable beer. One of my new favorites.

Photo of arizcards
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a 500ml bottle from BevMo in late August for $3.59.

Beer pours a copper color with a very long lasting white head. Nose is a very pleasant boquet of wheat and fruits. Taste is very wheaty, with hints of fruits and chocolate. Mouthfeel is very well carbonated and very smooth going across the palate. Overall drinkability is very good. The high abv is very well masked. This was a very pleasant discovery that will be sampled again in the future.

Photo of drseamus
4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in my New Glarus weisen glass. Good mahogany body with a HUGE off white head that lasts forever. Tons of visible carbonation. Crystal clear. Tons of dark fruits, spicy cloves, and a bready wheat base. Nice creamy spicy flavor with dark fruits. The wheat is hiding underneath. Ends with a nice spicy note. Nice thick creamy body that's great for the style. I'm not crazy about Weizenbocks in general, but this is a good beer.

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