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

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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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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 Patrick999
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an appropriate weizen glass, big beautiful dark amber, head that won't quit.

Smell is some caramel malts...and maybe my nose is all screwed up, but do I smell freshly cut grass? I could swear that I do, but maybe my nose is having an off-day. All in all, muted, but nice-smelling.

Taste is of lightly burnt caramel and a grassy hop; some good banana esters make their presence known. A little creamy in feel. Really sits quite light on the palate, which I view as a major feat considering this beer's strength. Indeed, the mouthfeel is nearly unrivaled.

This shouldn't be sessionable at all at this strength, but it damn well feels that way. File under "Dangerous Beer." This one's a winner.

Edit: I have to amend my review. My nose was really screwed up the day of my first tasting of this; this is very aromatic. I get a MUCH stronger nose of a woody raisin, very, very nice!

Photo of animal69
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

i've only tried a few weizenbocks & none were dunkels, so i'm not an expert by far, well, here it goes ; pours a slightly cloudy copper-brown w/ a thick off-white head which dissapates quickly, little lacing ; a stong wheaty alcohlic smell, with a tart fruity aroma as well ; a nice blend of malts & wheat, a tangy zip at the beginning w/ some slight caramelish flavor in there as well, fllowed by an interesting spicey/bannana/raisin/ I-dont-know flavor, quite a wild and indescribable combination, changes throughout the session, but tastes great, like it "belongs" there, reminds me of a belgian, only drier ; a full mouthfeel, but not too much that it becomes "cloying", the carbonation may be what makes it feel lighter, there's plenty of that in this one ; an excellent brew, i will drink it again & again, but will have to limit myself to a few ( Wifey's law, statute 419.32...." Any brew over 8.00% ABV must be consumed in moderation.")....

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

Pours a deep, rich brown with nice thick head. Head quickly dissolves and leaves no lace trails. Smell initially is of alcohol and some fruit but I cant put my finger on what. Grape? Cherry? Something, just cant distinguish. Taste is very good. Again, alcohol is present (almost a little too much) however there is a slightly sweet chocolate taste, its very subtle, but there. Overall good balance and leaves a bread/grainy aftertaste as with many wheat beers. Moderate carbonation leaves more of a crisp feel to the drink which I felt was enjoyable. Overall a good beer with a nice kick to it.

Photo of tommy78
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Lots of head as it flowed out of the bottle. A deep caramel color filled the pint glass.

Smell - Quite malty in aroma. After a couple of whiffs, I could detect some spiciness and fruitiness.

Taste - The aroma translated very well in the taste. I really enjoyed the spiciness as it went down. Label stated the element of chocolate in the taste but I couldn't find it.

Mouthfeel - Medium body; the carbonation expands greatly while tasting the beer. Interesting feeling afterwards.

Drinkability - Good beer to enjoy after a dinner. Given the high alcohol content, I would enjoy two at one sitting.

Photo of JasonA
3.1/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a distinct carmel color. Significant head, but doesnt look carbonated in the body ... at least to the degree of head.

Smells like a malty bock. Sweet, doppel, citrus? Did I mention malt? Dont really smell the abv, though there is something crisp about the smell. Is crisp a smell?

Smells much more malty than the taste. Initial is a bit uninspiring. Was expecting something more pungent considering the envigorating smell. Ending is nice. A bit malty, but nothing that catches me. Maybe Im missing something. Its a bock, yes. I guess I dont understand the style difference from other bocks.

A bit smooth, better than the carbonation looks. Like most other bocks.

I gotta go average here. This beer hasnt done much to awe me. Its a decent beer, but Im not getting the part thats going to being me back to it unless Im in Germany ;)

Photo of zdk9
3.64/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Basically all this beer is, is spicy wheatness, combined with yeasty goodness.

A- Pours a slightly dark yellow with major haziness. A finger of head reveals not much lacing.

S- Wow yeast, yeast, and more yeast. Like a loaf of rising bread.

T- Like the smell, a lot of yeast. But also some spiciness. More sweet spiciness than intense spiciness- somewhat peppery but mostly cinnemon. Hops? I'm not really sure but I can taste bitterness which rounds out the sweet spice.

M- Great carbonation and decent creaminess, but could be better.

D- This beer has a strong taste, but it's mainly yeastiness. If there was something more complex it would be delicious, but as it is, it's hard to justify such a deliciousness.

Photo of WeisGuy
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a - pour a deep dark brown with ruby highlights around the edges, very large ivory head with decent retention, not much lacing, pretty cloudy

s - big spicy and sweet aroma, caramel and toffee sweetness in the nose with a strong clove aroma with other more subtle spice, big wheat notes as well, only slight alcohol

t - very smooth taste, sweet up front with caramel and toffee, mid-palate has mild hop bitterness and a stronger wheat presence, finish is quite spicy with lots of clove, slight alcohol, long-lasting wheaty and yeasty flavors

m - medium-bodied, very lively in the mouth with plenty of carbonation, finish is nicely balanced, not overly sweet or dry, some alcohol warming

d - pretty drinkable considering the abv, very balanced flavors that are easy on the palate yet still interesting

This was a very good place to start for my first Weizenbock. Very good beer worthy of the praise.

Photo of brendan13
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a deep brown colour with an inch or so of off white head that slowly falls away.
S - Dark fruits, some caramel. Some slight spice & alcohol notes.
T - Like the smell the caramel and dark fruit is most present with a clove spice note being a lot more noticeable as well.
M - Quite full bodied with a medium carbonation.
D - A nice beer for sure. Not something I'd drink often but once in a while wouldn't be bad.

Photo of shererjt
3.65/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy chocolate milk color with a huge, light-beige head. Impressive looking. Nose was cloves and yeast, wheat, and some banana, too. Spicy and quite nice. Medium body. Chocolate, fruit, yeast, and cloves all were going at once. Busy, but good. Hardly any hop flavor or bitterness to speak of. Mouthfeel was okay; a little creaminess and not as much alcohol character as you'd expect based on the ABV. Drinkability was pretty good, too, but this wheat beer was made for sipping, not mass consumption.

Pretty darn good beer. Not for everyday use, but a nice change from the ordinary.

Photo of jeffjfindley
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, Bob! Wonderful beer, with a lackluster appearance. Muddy, interesting color is deep amber with a touch of violet. Thin head disappeared instantly. Smell is delicious, dark fruit, bubblegum, wheaty freshness. The taste is killin'. A tremendous blast of fruit, creamy malt and zesty hops at the finish. Mouthfeel is superb. This is the most Belgian-tasting German beer I've had. Reminds me of Chimay Grande Reserve.

Photo of hustlesworth
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

the purple label makes this look like a fruit beer rather than a weizenbock. in fact, the overall character of this beer was more like a belgian dark ale. very fruity and full of subtle nuances, not the malt flavor only bock i expected.

A- fizzy active beige head makes lots of noise then becomes cloud-like and puffy for a minute before settling down to nothing. after 10 minutes it looks like a glass of flat cola, but it's not flat, it's not even close. the bubbles are still rising. brew was transparant until i swirled in some of that yeast in the bottom. it was dark like drips of melted chocolate and it gave the mahogany beer a gentle haze with amber highlights.

S- dark fruit (prune, raisin) fortified wine, berry, tea-like malt, alcohol warmth, VERY mild coffee, wheat bread, and a floral nectar sweetness that lingers in the nose.

T- initially mild and sweet then when you swallow there's a rush of flavor on the back of your tongue like a raisin bran muffin on PCP. the malt stands out here with the fruity esters of the yeast, barley taste gets toasty as it finishes mingling with a grainy hop and burnt raisin cookie aftertaste, also accompanied with some clove/nutmeg spiciness as the label suggested.

MF- juicy and highly carbonated. velvety body with a powdery yeast feel, leaves the mouth feeling somewhat medicated, which isn't a bad thing.

D- may be too fruity and sweet for me, i'm a savory kind of guy. seemed belgian like chimay or trois pistoles which kinda threw me off. much different compared to the few other bocks i've had.

Photo of jobyone
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a dark brown with huge head. Leaves wonderful lacing. Smelll is full of malt and wheat sweetness. The taste has hints of fruit and even some chocolate. There is a large amount of sweetness in the taste but I think it makes this a really nice drink. The mouthfeel has lots of body. This was the beer that I drink when I want something familar but I always enjoy having one. Also had on draught which is excellent.

Photo of nesta
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I purchased two .5L bottles of this for 3.50USD each, and drank it from a weizen glass.

The appearance is lovely, very dark with a ruby tint to it, and a big, fluffy, off-white head much like many other german wheat beers. The carbonation is very evident when you look at the beer.

It smells wonderful, big, malty, fruity, and full of yeast. Similarly the taste is malty and yeasty, with heavily fruity and clovelike flavors in addition to the yeast and malt. There is little hop presence, but that is not a drawback in this case.

The mouthfeel is good, but a tad overcarbonated at times, and rather viscous in spite of that fact. Likewise the drinkability is less than that of some beers, due largely to the thick, sweet, malty character of this brew as well as the higher than average alcohol content.

Excellent for a cool-weather wheat beer, a celebratory treat, or just whenever for lovers of big malty beers, this is one of my all time favorite German beers and one I often share with friends just beginning to discover the world of fine beers. Always good, when served at just the right time this beer is incredible!

Photo of thierrynantes
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer bottle (50cl), tasted in 2006.
Appearence : Dark unfiltered wheat bock
Smell : A wonderfull banana aroma
Taste : malty, well balanced with cloves, fig and raisin
Mouthfeel : A fruity chocolate finish
Drinkability : a very good weizenbock beer, very complex and sophisticated

Photo of SammyDavisJrJrJr
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark amber, clear body with a nice, white head. The type of head you want on top of a good beer.

S - Not quite what I was expecting. Mostly clove and banana, like most German hefes, with notes of carrot cake.

T - Starts out tart and sweet, again, much like a Hefe, but then after the clove and banana, the alcohol hits, and delivers with it that bracing sweet tobacco, chocolate and spice qualities. Then it finishes with a long, long sweet spice flavor.

M - Thick and silky, what you would expect from an 8% APV beer...

D - Fine, can mix with plenty of dishes. Would recommend.

Photo of bassmantin
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very cloudy light brown. Thin light head dissipates quickly with little lacing. The cloudiness makes the color fascinating. Smell is fantastic. I can tell this is going to be a great wheat. Taste is amazing... complex with spiciness that lingers on the palate. It has all the spiciness and drinkability of a traditional hefeweizen but packs a bigger punch. The taste seems to go on forever. This is the kind of beer that you could drink all night.

Photo of Overlord
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark cherry/burgundy color. Big tan head.

Taste and smell features pureed raisins/figs/dates, some tropical fruits (banana?), and caramel malt. I was taken aback by the level of carbonation. Stayed "bubbly" and invigorating throughout, yet the mouthfeel was nicely thick and chewy, rather than watery.

Pricey, but delicious.

Photo of zeff80
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a burgandy/mahogany color with a foamy, tan, three-figner head. Left some nice rings of lace.

S - It smelled of wheat, malt and dried fruits.

T - It tasted of toasty malts. There is also a nice sweet wheat.

M - It was soft and smooth. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a good beer. Only my second weizenbock...it didn't seem as flavorful as Avery's Thirteen, but it is still good.

Photo of ttu94
4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Holy schlamoly batman What a fantastic brew. I see that this beer is well reviewed but I have never seen it in North Texas so I had Ungespundet send me a bottle staight from Bavaria. Pours out of the bottle a cloudy dark brew with a good head that faded to a small one fast. The smell was absolutly fantastic. Malt, fruit , spice all rolled into one. I never had a better tasting beer. All the flavors are so well balanced. Every sip this beer gets better and better. It goes without saying this beer is the worlds best weizenbock but it may just be the worlds best beer. I like it so much I am going to visit the brewery next week.

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

Appearance: Clear brown, foamy head.

Smell: Nice banana and clove aroma.

Taste: The thing I like about most weizenbocks is that they taste like banana bread. Aventinus follows that lead, sweet bananas and some spice.

Drinkability: I'd have these more often if I wasn't wary of the age of the bottles at most stores.

Finally got around to reviewing this beer, one of my favorites. Good stuff!

Photo of evolbob
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle poured into a Schneider Weisse Weizen glass with a nice, frothy head that dissipates fairly quickly. The appearance is of dark honey, brown, slightly cloudy. The smell is spicy, with raisins and alcohol. The taste is also spicy, with raisins, alcohol but also some banana and caramel, with some slight bitterness in the back. Mouthfeel is smooth, velvety. This is a very good beer, rich and complex. I'll definitely buy again.

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

First review.

A - Dark brown like a grade B maple syrup...not great for syrup great for beer. Huge two inch head that hung around for quite a while, but once it was gone there was minimal lacing left behind.

S - Yeasty with a faint allspice character and figs

T - Warming from the spice, carbonation and alcohol of course. Lighter than it looks but full of flavor

M - A touch light compared to US versions like Schlafly #15, but medium overall with good lasting carbonation going down

D - The alcohol is there but in a nice warming way. Because of the abv is not an all nighter, but a great wheat doppel

Schneider makes my favorite wheat beers through and through. This is as good as they do.

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

It's been a while since I've had a a Dopplebock - this is a great one to come back to.

A - Dark brown with a tinge of dark maple. Heavily hazed, almost opaque. The head came on strong and left quicly with little lacing. Great carbonation flowing to the top.

S - Yeast and spice with dark fruits (grapes maybe?)

T - Med body with fig like malty sweetness, hints of clove in the finish. Lots of carbonation. Slight warming at the end followed by more carbonation.

M - Prickles of carbonation on the tongue.

D - Drinkable for the abv. No more than two for me though.

One of my favorite doppelbocks.

Photo of dacrza1
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Capping my personal "trilogy" of Schneiders available at Bottle King, I saved the richest for last...deep purple mahogany body with a tremendous, lasting head--the doppel effect is clearly noticed...notes of perfume, flowers, grapes and cassis--complex...medium to full body with a soft finish...alcohol is only hinted at ( a slight wine burn?)...bubbles form gently around tongue...moderate to heavy acidic pressure...strong winish presence...overall, a confounding creation--a dark wheat abbey that really comes on like a merlot...the head adds flavor throughout the evening, and suddenly, like a wine, you realize how sneaky quick the good feeling of this brew is upon you...nicely done

Photo of DoubleJ
4.94/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The original wheat dopplebock according to the bottle, and one that should fix my taste craving with its 500 ml bottle. On to the beer:

Light brown color with a large bubbly head. It has a fantastic smell of bubble gum, bananas, apples, phenols, and ripe fruits. The taste is quite strong, and quite delicious. More of the same flavors in the taste as the smell, with an alcoholic punch that adds a vanilla bean twist to the flavor and provides balance to the beer. Very crisp and spiced mouthfeel, and the strength doesn't hold back the drinkability.

This probably doesn't come as a surprise to me since their stronger eisbock version is one of my favorites. Believe the hype behind this one! Enjoy this on a cool night to fullfill the warming effect at its best.

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