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

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Ratings: 3,888
Reviews: 2,023
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 239
Gots: 309 | 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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Photo of MusicmanSD
3.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Love the purple label, makes the bottle stick out on a shelf. This pours a dark ruby color with slightly off white head that just billows in my hefe glass. Just from the 16.9 oz. bottle it felt like I had to do a Guinness pour just to get the whole damn bottle in the glass. Good off the bat. The smell has a whisk of alcohol to it already and this is dead "bock" cold, and it shows in the taste right after the immediate sip is taken. Has alot of character to it underneath though, its just the alcohol masks it fairly heavily unfortunately... ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE WHEAT INFLUENCE!!! The mouthfeel is quite good, and makes for an interesting mix of wheat ale character and bock sweetness. A very interesting beer, however not my style. Well...not yet at least. I recommend it as something every BA should try.

Photo of BlueHammer
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a deep brown opaque color. It has strong fruit smell, particular bananas and some slight prune overtones. The beer is moderately carbonated but that is balanced with the strong banana flavor. It was served on-tap with a slight head that left moderate lacing that did not stay long. The taste is sweet through and through, giving it a balanced flavor. It has a smooth taste and finish. An excellent on-tap selection.

Photo of nathanho
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - 500 ml serving pours muskeg (Alaskan for peat bog) water brown with a lot of fizzy cream soda head that all but disappears; if you let it sit and warm awhile it takes on a bit of a 'brandy in a snifter' quality. Second pour produces an opaque fog.

S - Banana bread, wheat and pleasant pure alcoholic nose...raisins & big cloves; doughier on second, swirled pour.

T - More bananas, more bread, malt, roasted grain, raisins, dominating cloves...walnuts; mild, waltzing alcohol. To say that this is a beer with flavor would be to say that the Marianas Trench is deep. Swirling bottom contents on second pour infuses yeast and dough.

M - Smooth but not too viscous, carbonation persistent, slightly astringent; if left to sit and warm it takes on a bit of a 'brandy in a snifter' quality; second cloudy pour is more viscous, less astringent than 'slightly astringent'.

D - Worth a few numbers around the dance floor until you need to take a cab home; this girl can dance.

Photo of montageman
4.78/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Weizen glass. The color is a nice deep, dark amber that has about 1 finger worth of head to start, but that disappears quickly leaving no lacing; lots of carbonation bubbles as well. The smell is dominated by clove and banana with a slight roasted character as well. The taste is huge on banana & the spicy clove character as well and the finish is dry and slightly citrusy - a perfect dessert beer. This is a well carbonated beer, but a little more creaminess and this would be better off. This beer is absolutely delicious & a wonderful example of what this style (and beer in general) should strive to be. Highest recommendation.

Photo of cichief
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a single (500 ml) in Laurel, MD for $3.49.

A- Pours a deep brown, with a thick, tan head.

S- Strong banana smell, with a spicy clove scent, very intense.

T- Strong Banana-Clove, very sweet, but finishes dry and spicy.

M- Very fizzy, as the style dictates. Some alcohol warming, but no burn.

D- For a higher alcohol beer, I enjoy this beer very much. It will taste good, long after I should have stopped.

I have enjoyed this beer over the years, both in the US and in Germany. It is the epitome of the style, weizenbock, in my humble opinion. There is none better!

Photo of illidurit
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Rogue pint glass.

A: Gorgeous off-white head of 2 fingers. Beer takes on an appetizing dark caramel hue.

S: BANANA BREAD. Banana from the wheat, bread from the malt: literally smells exactly like banana bread.

T: The taste follows the smell but carries some spiciness and a hint of maple syrup. The 8.2% alcohol becomes apparent as the beer warms.

M: This beer strikes a balance between the warmth of the alcohol and the refreshingness that comes with any good weissbier. Leaves the mouth a bit sticky though.

D: Less drinkable than a hefeweizen, more drinkable than a doppelbock, imagine that! Wish there was a 4.25 for this category, but gave it the benefit of the doubt.

Photo of mpyle
3.85/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very nice appearance with a clear amber color capped with a huge creamy white head.

The typical weizen clove phenolic is evident in the aroma, but competes for attention with a fruity/candy kind of sweetness.

Bubble-gum sweet flavor with some alcohol undertones. No discernible hop, and settles gently into a sweet, slightly spicy finish.

Brutally carbonated, but that is in the style. Medium to med-full body, with minimal alcohol warming - alcohol character very well controlled for an 8% ABV beer. No astringency, and very nice on the tongue in general.

I personally wouldn't throw back a bunch of these (too sweet, and too much alcohol), but a pleasant to drink, big wheat beer.

Photo of jettjon
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle stamped 06-310-1-1 into a pint glass. Dark red-brown color with a slight haze and moderate fine carbonation. Two-finger whitish-tan head fades slowly to a thick cap, leaving minor lacing. Nose is moderately malty, very sweet and fruity, with a hint of grapefruit and a powerful clove presence. Tasting the beer, the cloves are right up front and in-you-face; fortunately, the nose prepares you for this. Sweet malt follows, fading to a more mellow malt toward the middle, along with warming, crisp alcohol, more spice and a bit of caramel, finally ending on a dry, wheaty note. Pretty complex flavor here—I’d rate it higher but I feel that cold or warm, the cloves dominate a bit too much. Mouth is heavily carbonated which nicely complements the clove flavor, though the carbonation smooths out and the malt asserts itself. Still, it’s nicely ful and bubbly throughout, with middle viscosity; overall, it’s very smooth and creamy. Drinkability is excellent overall, though you won’t be chugging this due to the heavy carbonation. There’s only hints of the 8.2% ABV, so watch that; otherwise, it’s a very well balanced and drinkable brew.

Overall: A dunkel-weizen bock? First I’ve tried, and it’s damned good. A good example of a sort of off-the-wall style, and a must-try for even the mildly obsessive completist.

Photo of udubdawg
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle

pours hazed dark amber/brown. Managed to keep the sediment in the bottle this time. Pretty thick creamy-looking very light tan head without too much retention and leaves little lace. Quite a few lines of carbonation steadily rising from the bottom of the glass.

Nose is big on fruit, clove, and alcohol. A nice overall spiciness. Which fruit? - I'd say apple and banana with conviction, and maybe plum and raisin, not sure - I was having little trouble at first, but as it warms I'm noticing more and more alcohol.

Tasty to say the least. Quite sweet. Caramel malts present, and some wheat and clove as well. Note that for all the alcohol strength in the aroma it was barely noticeable in the flavor. If not for a bit of too much sweetness (but thankfully short of cloying) in the aftertaste, I might rate this a 5 on taste.

interesting - this enters my mouth creamy soft smooth...but I swallow, and the carbonation explodes into the finish and seems to drive the flavors into my palate - I'll be tasting this for a while. Overall, a very pleasant experience.

Drinkability is limited only by availability, bank account balance, and alcohol tolerance. Strange that the Eisbock is available in Kansas but not this better original. This is one of the first beers I grab when visiting KC to bring back here. Not my favorite, but still among the must-haves.

Photo of mortarit
3.63/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Dark brown color with a thick present of the pour. Head recedes rather quickly to a quarter inch.

S - Smell is slightly malty, pretty sweet with very fragrant grape notes.

T - Sweet wheat flavor with a caramel-y malt aftertaste. Dark fruit notes of raisins and dates.

M - Somewhat thick consistency and a sticky feeling around the mouth

D - Very tasty beer, could be a benchmark for the style. I like the different it brings to beer community.

Photo of auxiliary
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance - Has almost a brown amber color. Like a chocolate.
Not much head here because it was poured like a wine lol. Unfiltered so lots of sedement on the bottom of the bottle. Resulted in some thing floating around. Not a lot.

smell - Fruity smell, like rasberry or strawberry.

taste - Fruit, rasberry, some hints of chocolate.

mouthfeel - Light -medium body, with some carbination.

drinkability - Sipper type of beer. Enjoyable.

Photo of meadhead
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rich mellow dark fruit wheat gluten clove spice
with swirling efferverscent nuance
of very slight chocolate
and zing ester tartness

Pours a dark red brown with
a slight white head

smells of tart wheat yeast spice

Tastes of the same
with alot
of complexity

has a rich chewy -
yet carbonated zing

a very well hidden ABV
and easy drinkability
makes for
very good stuff!

Photo of markaberrant
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle served in a large weizen glass.

Pours a gorgous mahogany colour, and effervescing with a giant white head. The head takes FOREVER to drop to a 1/4", and there is some nice lacing thanks to the wheat.

Smell is more towards clove and spice, but a bit of banana and other fruit is in there too.

Taste is yummy sweet malt, like candy, but nicely balanced by the prickly carbonation, spice and touch of hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is full, and there is a soothing alcohol warmth, but the carbonation keeps things refreshing.

Drinkability is above average, but the alcohol and sweetness hold it back from getting a higher rating.

A treat to say the least - the clove and spice is just right for me. The malt flavour is not overly "wheaty" but it is outstanding.

Photo of July2Nov
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What can be said about Aventinus that hasn't been said before. This beer is is what beer should be. If you have never had this before, do your self a favor and find it immediately. Enjoy ever last bit of it, as if it's your last. It's really that good.

Photo of jordanmills
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a half liter bottle into a pint glass. Pours dark brown with a thick head that reduces down to some wisps and a bank around the rim. Smells sweet with a little spice. Tastes rich and malty with that wheat taste in the back. The mouthfeel is amazing, thick and solid with a lingering savory finish. I want to know why I don't drink this more often.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark chestnut with a thin head that fades pretty quickly. The smell is of wheat that is reminiscent of wasa crackers with a sweet rounded malt and a nice yeastiness. Beautifully balanced flavor of alcohol, malt, prunes, figs, cereal grain, and a touch of cellared apples. Very creamy and with a medium body that is just right to support the alcohol and flavors. Extremely drinkable- just the perfect thing for a spring day.

Photo of tempest
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The first question I have to ask myself, before I ask how it tastes is, "why the heck don't I buy this more often?" It reminds me of everything I love about the big, dark belgians, but with a German twist.

Here's my thoughts on it: After a proper pour with a thick head, Aventinus has an aroma of dried fruit like raisins and dates backed by the malted wheat. The flavor expands on those fruit flavors, adding a bit of clove spice and banana, the hallmark flavors of German wheat beers. At 8.2% abv, there’s no doubt this is a heavy drink. But the fine bubbles and velvety mouthfeel make Aventinus a tough brew to put down.

I've tasted more complex beers, but this one is still pretty good and pretty drinkable. I have to wonder what some aging would do.

Photo of khiasmus
3.58/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Slightly cloudy light amber with little head, only a slight lace.

S- fruity and malty, no hops whatsoever. Hints of yeast, orange, pineapple, maple, malt, pine, and cane sugar.

T- Like the aroma, fruity and malty. Slightly sour, and surprisingly plain due to almost perfect balance.

M- Highly carbonated, almost so much so that it masks the taste.

D- Drinkable, but not special. Fruity, but boring.

Photo of AChamberlain
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from bottle bought from the Park Slope Food Coop in Brooklyn. Poured into pint glass.

A: Dark and sudsy, 2" head. Just lovely.

S: Peppery. Fruits. Wheat.Great.

T: Like the smell. Peppery fruit.

MF: Very smooth. Full bodied mouth feel.

D: Extremely drinkable. I really love this beer. One of my favorites.I want to get some more tonight. Hmmm. Let's do it.

Photo of roblowther
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours an almost inky black with a head that quickly dissipates to nothing. Smells sweet, with fruits like grapes, and a sharp note in the background. The smell definitely gives away its wheat nature. The taste has more roast than the smell, with an almost charcoal-like bit up front. But not in a bad way. If that makes sense. The sweetness comes through next, with a bit of fruit but then a surprisingly dry finish. The mouthfeel includes a healthy carbonation followed by a viscous oily feel. Very nice indeed. The drinkability is excellent. This is one that just cries out for a patio, some shade, and a sunny but cool breeze-y afternoon. Who's ready to move to Munich!?!

Photo of sleazo
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from La Jolla Whole Foods.

Pours a deep rich brownish red, nice sized head which lingers on the beer and has some nice lace sticking to the glass

Smell Banana, cove and sweet roasted malt

Taste the banana and clove hit you followed by a smooth roasted malt sweetness, ending with a subtle hop bitterness. A total masterpiece. There is definite roasted malt which tends to linger in the aftertaste, a smokey essence which goes up through the nose. Th sweetness is almost prune like, caramel goodness.

M-Creamy, rich and wonderful.

D-Dangerously good. So smooth, a little filling but it goes down well.

Wow, what a fantastic beer. I have had this in the past, but i marvel at it every time

Photo of IceAce
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a ruby red body topped with a dirty collar of foam. Lacing is over 55%.

Nose is spiced with ginger and banana, capped with notes of caramel. Entry is tranquil, leading to a midtaste of mixed caramel malt and gingerbread. The finish shows a crisp hop bitterness followed by a long banana/toffee fade.

This is a real butt-kicker and pairs really well with boratta...

Photo of coalcracker
4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my top five 'all-timers'. Served from bottle into pilsener glass.
A: Dark ruby red with fizzy head that dissipates.
S: Wonderful aroma that will mirror the taste. Raisin, clover, and a slight medicinal taste- black cherry perhaps?
T: Taste as above: raisins, black licorice, perhaps a bit of fruit (banana) strike the palate immediately. Very malty overall. Minimal but pleasant aftertaste.
M: Very smooth and thick, though the carbonation level lightens the feel up a bit.
D: Drinkable anyday at anytime. But session? I took three of these down during my fantasy football draft and nearly ended up drafting Don Mattingly....perhaps not.

I was introduced to this beer back in 1998 and have never looked back. If the world was left with only 5 beers, I would hope this would be one of them.

Photo of younger35
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank out of a Weizen glass from a 500ml bottle.

Appearance- Poored a nice clear dark redish brown. Minimal bubbly head with poor lacing. Still looked terrific.
Smell- Very fragrant beer. Lots of malty wheat and grains with very fragrant clove in the forground. A nice bananna fruit quality comes through as well.
Taste- Wow, lots going on here. Deep wheat malt burst with spicy clove undertones. A almost chocolate, caramel malt quilty in the wheat. A bananna and pear like fruityness joins in and blends very nicely with the spice. A very subtle alcohol note joins the party.
Mouthfeel- A little more carbonated than I would have liked but not terrible. A medium body, maybe a little more feel than I'm used to for wheats. Definitely a good thing.
Drinkability- Fantastic. Wish I had one more bottle to enjoy. It's a very drinkable wheat that may be one of the best I've tasted (Can't beat Paulaner IMO).

Photo of Bierguy5
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml., 8.2% ABV, the date code reads-06.310. Pours a cloudy dark brown color, with some copper hues on the sides. Thick off white foamy head, which holds together very well. Fruity, spicy, and bannana notes in the nose. A whiff of darker fruit follows in the background. A bit of chocolate up front, followed by dark fruit. Finishes with a bit of clove and spice. Warming alcohol presence. Nice fruity flavors with just a bit of tartness. Medium body, and spritzy. Very hearty and enjoyable. This is a solid beer.

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,888 ratings.