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

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Ratings: 3,892
Reviews: 2,024
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 239
Gots: 311 | 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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Photo of biggmike
4.2/5  rDev -3%
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
4.32/5  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
4.42/5  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
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +3.2%
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
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
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
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
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
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
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
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
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
3.72/5  rDev -14.1%
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
4.52/5  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 +3.9%
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
4.87/5  rDev +12.5%
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 +3.9%
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!!

Photo of KI9A
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow. Picked this up at a local, well stocked liquor store, had a "ratebeer recommended" tag under it.

Pours hazy brown, 2 finger head. Spice, bannana, cloves, and malt hit my nose, promising to be an interesting drink.

Taste was a wonderful clove-y bannana bread. Had me scratching my head for the first 2 sips, then it really woke my tastebuds.
Enjoyed every ounce, can't wait to get another.

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

hazy, brown in the middle and lighter on the outside. nice little head that goes away quickly and leaves little lace. smells of clove, banana, a little malt and a little dried fruit. not overpowering and nicely blended. tastes the same. not overboard. luxurious. great mouthfeel. easy drink. best i've had in this style. hands down.

Photo of bigman147
4/5  rDev -7.6%
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
4.33/5  rDev 0%
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
4.42/5  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
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
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 -7.6%
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
4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
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
4.88/5  rDev +12.7%
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
4.42/5  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
3.67/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,892 ratings.