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

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,721 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,721
Reviews: 1,996
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 210
Gots: 247 | FT: 6
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 Zorro
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cave aged bottle, bottled 2001.

Pours the standard Aventinus look at first and then I decided to swirl in the yeast. Adding cave aged yeast might not be the best way to enjoy it, I succeeded in adding brown yeast chips to the head. The head on the cave-aged version dissipates very much quicker than the fresh version. Color is a slightly paler shade of brown and is somewhat clearer. Carbonation level is at least the same as the non-aged version and seems to me to be a bit higher.

Smell is sweet and extremely nutty in aroma much like good dry sherry. There is a strong scent of heavy molasses now that makes this beer distinctly candy like. The trademark Aventinus spiciness has diminished to this point to smell much like a spiced wine and reminds me a great deal of Gluwein.

Taste is less sweet with a fairly strong molasses flavor and a good nutty flavor. Flavor seems to have morphed in to something like a Belgian Brown ale as the fruity and spicy flavors have melded with the molasses flavors. What is left is smooth Christmas spiced strong brown ale. The yeast chunks that I disturbed have mostly settled to the bottom of the Weizen glass by now.

Mouthfeel has diminished a bit, seems to be expected, as it does seem that lots of wheat protein solids have fallen out of suspension.

Drinkability remains good and there really aren’t any signs of oxidation, the high carbonation level and the cap seal were in perfect condition when this was opened 5 years after bottling. Possibly the aged version of Aventinus deserves a separate entry in the BA database?

500 ml bottle received from LuckySevens82 and BIF33 - Team Spring.

Zorro, Apr 23, 2006
Photo of pentathlete
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours into the tall weizen glass with a monstrous antique head full of tightly packed bubbles. Opaque at the top of the glass and translucent below. Smell is spicy banana, the traditional wheat nose. Taste is a luscious banana bread with a soda like spritz following. Spiciness on the edges that mixes with a reasonable sweetness at the finish. Mouthfeel is nice and full at the start and thins out considerably in the finish probably due to that fine bubble carbonation. Oh so easy to quaff. We grilled some NY strips, medium rare, and this is what we chose to have with it. Superb.

pentathlete, Apr 21, 2006
Photo of wjimson
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Uncapped this bottle on a beautiful spring evening. The smell of the beer is a bit slight, but then the head settled nicely with a rich, silky looking foam. This foam added to the texture, which then added to the thickness of the sweet wheat flavour. The flavour is also caramel, and plum like. Slight acidic and dry finish with a hint of alcohol flavour. Very satisfying. This beer is to be sipped and admired

wjimson, Apr 19, 2006
Photo of artusory
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown body with an initially big, fizzy, off-white head. The aroma is banana, wheat and cloves. The flavor is wheat, caramel, toffee, cinnamon and apples. The finish is long, slightly bitter and a bit tart as well. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with lively carbonation that bites the tongue. Impressive.

artusory, Apr 19, 2006
Photo of Backer2004
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mmmm boy, that was at tasty one. Very pleased with Aventinus on my vacation in Georgia. Nice copper color which displayed a bit of yeast sediment. Can understand this as a wheat beer with great notes of chocolate and fruit. Very easy to finish. After not drinking for quite a while, I could feel this one, very warm in the stomach.

Backer2004, Apr 16, 2006
Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Hefe glass. An extremely large, dense, egg white colored head forms. About three fingers thick in size. Slowly dissipates and leaves very nice lacing. Beer is hazy but light penetrates. Burnt orange in color.

Aroma is sweet and yeasty and alcoholic and coriander. Very pleasant aroma. Smells wheaty but looks bocky. Sweet aroma seems to dominate the overall smell. Spicy corriander and pepper are prominant as well.

Sweet tasting. Not quite as refreshing as a wheat beer. Alcoholic flavors as well as orange and lemon peel. Spiciness abounds which is great. Yeast rears its head and that Belgian candi sugar flavor as well.

A wonderful beer overall. Not quite what I expected. I expected a little more doppelbock but instead was presented with a predominant wheat beer. A nice beer with a medium to heavy body and great carbonation. A real delight.

SaCkErZ9, Apr 10, 2006
Photo of evanackerman
3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

this beer pours a dark brown with a huge billowing head.

smell: wheaty. a bit of alcohol

taste is rich complex ripe fruits and wheat with just a tinge of alcohol burn

mouthfeel is very smooth, lovely.

drinkability is bit low due to high ABV.

overall, a very nice dark wheat, probably my favorite of the style. a must try beer.

evanackerman, Apr 09, 2006
Photo of boulevard2
3.08/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle 2004

Smells foral, sweet and medicinal with hints of figs and raisins. Heavy dose of cloves and wheat. Lots of alcohol definatly a sipping beer. Taste bites the tongue and warms the inside, a great winter warmer. Definatly a good beer but its drinkability isn't there for me just a little to strong.

boulevard2, Apr 09, 2006
Photo of doppelmeup
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a 500ml bottle of this today with great anticipation, after seeing it so highly rated on the Best of BA. I like doppelbocks, but have never had a wheat doppelbock.

Poured it into a pilsner glass, and got a several inch tall head, which settled fairly quickly and left little lacing on the glass. It was a cloudy, medium amber color. Lots of champagne-like, tiny bubbles.

This smelled very much like a malty Belgian ale. Definite yeasty aromas with some sweet malt and banana aromas in the background. I wasn't expecting this much yeastiness.

The taste reminded me of a Belgian as well. Bubblegum, overripe bananas, yeast. I'm a little dissappointed in this. I was expecting it to be more like the doppelbocks I've had with rich maltiness, rather than like a Belgian ale. I wouldn't say it tastes bad, but it is not what I was looking for.

You can feel the carbonation all over the mouth, and it leaves a fairly dry palate in its wake. Not overly thick or chewy.

Overall, I'm disappointed in this beer, especially with its high ranking on the "Best of" list. It was rather expensive compared to other doppelbocks, but I don't think it was worth the extra $$. I probably won't buy this one again.

doppelmeup, Apr 08, 2006
Photo of EPseja
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Served from a 500ml. bottle at just below cellar temperature in a flute.

A - Pours a slightly murky, tawny brown color with orange highlights and a big, dense, creamy head that defies gravity. Lots of activity in the glass as bubbles rise from many points. Lacing is huge and curtainy while taking a sip, but slowly falls back without leaving much on the walls of the glass.

S - Big, overripe banana pervades the smell of this beer, mingling with other notes of organic yeast, light malts, spicy cloves and millipedes. Yes, millipedes. Shaking your head in disbelief? Google it. You'll see what I mean. Sort of a cross between wet, decaying wood and a strange chemical sweetness. Nevertheless, it's quite an excellent bouquet.

T - Right up front you'll find the refreshing character of a Weissbier. Yeasty with lemony hints. In the middle, the big malts shine through, giving a spicy sweetness that really balances the tartness. The swallow brings out a tinge of the alcohol, but that is quickly replaced by a lingering brown sugar taste in the aftertaste. Excellent depth and character. Big body without lack of refreshment.

M - Enters the mouth with commanding presence, slowly growing to a wonderful, mouth filling consistency. Slight tingle on the tongue, and a satisfying throat coating swallow.

D - I could drink this one all afternoon, but at 8% ABV, my common sense steers me clear. This beer is one of the most defining brands for the style. Superb.

EPseja, Apr 06, 2006
Photo of EPICAC
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I purchased a 500 mL bottle at Downtown Wine & Spirits, partly due to things I've heard/read, partly because of the cool paper wrapper. Accordind to the label this bottle was brewed in 2001. I let this warm to around 45º F and served in my UFO Weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy brown with thick beige head that thins at a moderate pace and eventually disappears completely. Large chucks of yeast settle at the bottom.

Smell: I detect a malty, caramel sweetness, with notes of dark fruit (raisins, upon thinking back). I get very light banana, something I could have missed had I not been looking for it, and light alcohol.

Taste: I get spicy clove flavors upfront, as well as fruity and caramel flavors in the center. The finish is lightly bitter, with warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel: This beer is moderately carbonated, and pleasantly tingly. It's medium-bodied and silky smooth.

Drinkability: Delicious, and easy to drink. Much more so than I expected based on the rich malt flavors.

Overall: I liked this beer a lot. It combined some of the characters that I like in Hefe Weizens with nice rich malt flavors.

EPICAC, Apr 05, 2006
Photo of Derek
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on-tap at the Weisses Brauhaus in Munich.

A: Murky chestnut, off-white head, some retention and lace.

S: Fruit bread! Bready malt, fruity esters, raisin, sherry.

T: Bready, fruity, warming alcohol, very well rounded.

M: Moderate to full body is slightly creamy. Moderate carbonation.

D: Quite good, especially considering the strength!

Derek, Apr 05, 2006
Photo of mochunk
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from Purple and Gold labeled, Brown 500 ml bottle. dark caramel, slightly off white inch head that settles to 1/4 inch 10 minutes later. Remains a 1/8th or so head the entire weizen glass. Slight lacing but none sticks eternally.

Before you can even get your nose over the glass. yeast, slight banana, malty hints, oh so inviting. Resistance is futile.

Frothy mouthfeel, carbonation zings the tonque

Starts with yeast, slight malt, melds into banana, some spice, goes down into a hint of hop, fruity not bitter, extremely subtle, mild alcohol finish, kind of dry. After is still yeast, caramel, coffee or chocolate? Maybe I'm just thinking of the first time I tried it awhile back. Maybe not this time I'm just expecting it, and sort of missing it. All of this strengthens as it warms keeping your interested until the last drop. Alchohol becomes a little more noticable. At 8% it's not surprising but pretty well masked, just perfect.

Always a treat. So good you should try not to spoil yourself and have it too often. One bottle is more than enough. Buy a few and save them for special occasions.

mochunk, Apr 04, 2006
Photo of poppercherry
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was reccomended by a friend, who happens to be a beer advocate member.
The color of the beer was a very dark brown with a tint of red. There was large amounts of tan head that did not last. The beer smelled of strong yeast and malt. With first taste of this beer, I was suprised by the amount of carbonation. Once I got over the carbination I was able to taste strong malt followed by hints of banana and cloves. There was a large amount of sediment in the bottom of the glass. This was a very smooth beer and once I became used to the carbonation, it was a delight on the palate.

poppercherry, Apr 03, 2006
Photo of akahn
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Turbid prune juice color with a lasting, thick off-white head. Dark, sweet, slightly musty aroma. Sweet, juicy, fruity, malty flavor. Slight alcohol apparent. Clear sugary sweetness from the wheat. Delicious! Medium body, with even, small-bubbled carbonation. Very impressively drinkable for an 8% beer with this much flavor! This beer reminded me of a doppelbock but not quite so rich, but still packed with flavor.

akahn, Apr 03, 2006
Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful. In my Weizen glass the lower portion of the beer is translucent and an almost bright orange mahogany. The beer in the wider are of the glass looks considerably darker, almost red and deeply brown. The contrast is remarkably striking. The head is huge, tan, and frothy. Aromas are heavy of banana, and cloves. There is also some berry presence as well as chocolate and apple peals. Tastes is jammy and has a sticky caramelness about it. Banana, cloves, chocolate, anise, and dark fruits all enter into play. This is just wonderful, truly wonderful. Drinkability is supreme. Mouthfeel is smooth. Very sessionable even at 8 degrees.

DaPeculierDane, Mar 31, 2006
Photo of GeoffFromSJ
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just short of a black color. Somewhere in the brown range. Opaque. Beautiful in its own way. Pours with a big head.

I just used this beer in a slow-cooker dish. I am especially atuned to the aroma. Lots of cloves and yeast esters. They are in the taste as well. Aroma is very strong.

Good bit of depth with this beer. The esters remind me of cloves and other typical weizer esters.

Very much deserves its reputation.

GeoffFromSJ, Mar 24, 2006
Photo of Orrshow
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Pours a very deep color that appears to be a reddish brown. It’s quite clouded. There is a good amount of thick head that is light is color. It dissipates to a cap and stays that way until the end.

Smell - Cloves and dark fruits such as currants and raisins stick out. There is that strong wheaty aroma with some yeast making its way to the nose. This smell makes me anxious to take a sip.

Taste - Amazing. Rich malty sweetness, dark fruits, and spice are all there. The wheat is definitely present along with the flavor of cloves. The alcohol is also very prominent and brings warmth to the beer.

Mouthfeel - The consistency of this beer is a little thicker...and I love that. The carbonation is nice and the alcohol presence does not make this beer at all overpowering.

Drinkablility - Perfect. This beer has everything I love in a good ale; complexity, robust flavors, and an eerie easiness to drink. It’s scary how fast I emptied that bottle.

Aventinus will always have a reserved slot in my fridge. A world class ale.

Orrshow, Mar 23, 2006
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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this bock pours a choclate brown color, with a VERY thick head that disappears entirely. it fizzes so much it sounds like a coke.

has a strong champagne-y aroma with hints of both chocolate and vanilla. all of these aromas translate to the taste. tastes like a very high quality champagne, very reminiscient of the only bottle of Dom Perignon i've ever had. however it is surprisingly smooth and goes down very easy.

i highly recommend this brew. .

sinstaineddemon, Mar 20, 2006
Photo of Birdiebeagle
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle Pours a murky brown with a huge creamy white light brown head, which is mostly lasting with good lacing. Has a complex aroma. At first I get sweet perfume, then you get chocolate malts with plenty of good spices and some bubble gum. Has a smooth palate with easy drinking flavor. Light on carbination and lacks some finish but has a nice duration. Has a medium body. The alcohol is very well hidden. The flavors really come out, even taste some cherry. Very easy drinking, sips extremely well.

Birdiebeagle, Mar 17, 2006
Photo of VoodooBrew
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The nose opens up big and fruity, with hints of bubble gum. This beer's wheat origins are evident on the palate, with cloves, fruit, spice, and a healthy dose of malt. Balance comes in the form of a subtle bitterness that finishes things off. Aventinus is pleasantly spritzy although not at all overcarbonated. This is a very solid beer; however I think I prefer its cousin the Eisbock a little more.

Big ups to xeryuspool for sharing this with me.

VoodooBrew, Mar 14, 2006
Photo of lpayette
3.8/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a weizen glass, this brew is a very interesting color and one that I've never seen before. Kind of like a grade B maple syrup with more clarity and a creamy white head.

Smells are fruity and floral. Banana dominates, mixed with alcohol, and perhaps some bubblegum notes.

Tastes- hard to pick a dominant flavor, but the there is banana, clove, a fruity strong alcohol aspect.

The carbonation creates "honey combs" at the top of the brew. Small bubbles around the outside. The beer mellows out to become more drinkable as it warms, but I still found it to be less drinkable than most beers. A llitle too strong on the acidic alcohol taste for me, but still very interesting.

lpayette, Mar 13, 2006
Photo of eb003
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Just trying this one out because it was ranked so high on beer advocate amongst the "hefes" and "weiss beers". I have to say I am not disappointed. This beer pours very nicely and looks almost chocolatey with it's dark amber color. It smells very nice, too, hints of cherry and citrus. The taste is a bit heavier than my favorite hefe weiss, but it is very, very clean... no aftertaste (I don't like aftertaste) and great flavor. The mouthfeel is probably one of the best I've tasted. This beer is as smooth as velvet. Drinkability is also good. This is a good beer. It's definitely worth all the "hype" my fellow BAs have created on the site. I have a couple more in the fridge that were rated high among the "hefes" and "weiss beers". I hope the bar wasn't set too high by this one.

In short, this IS a beer!... absolutely enjoyable.

eb003, Mar 12, 2006
Photo of shamus
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Now this is a beer. Luscious head with attractive lace. Scents are complex: some banana, cherry and sandalwood. Taste is excellent although it reminds me of Coup des Grisou (Geyser?) which I fondly remember from Montreal which means there is a finer beer of this sort out there. Perhaps I am just nostalgic but this doesn't quite live up to a fresh Coup. Still one of the more pleasant surprises from the LCBO. Damn them and their monopoly.

shamus, Mar 09, 2006
Photo of orfeu
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a 20-oz. tumbler (closest I've got to proper glassware, unfortunately). Slightly hazy bronze with a massive, silky ecru head; light carbonation rising persistently. Heavy wheat aroma at first; underlying clove scents with faint presence of fruity esters (overripe banana, spiced cider). Sweet banana and clove character immediately come to the fore in the first sip. Malty wheat on the followthrough. Something of a sourish vegetable aftertaste. Mouthcoating elixir, this one is. Full-bodied and slick. Banana burps. Not my favorite style, but this beer is so well-made, I can't help but find it extremely drinkable. Deserving of all accolades it receives.

orfeu, Mar 08, 2006
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,721 ratings.