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

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world-class

3,940 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,940
Reviews: 2,038
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 250
Gots: 335 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

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 ArrogantB
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think this is my first weizenbock and since it is a top 100 beer, I had to buy it. I poured this into a weizen glass (duh) and the head was aggressively foamy and cream colored. The actual beer is dark, cloudy brown with red at the bottom and edges. It smells very yeasty, cloves, and spice. Tastes like spice, clove, yeast, wheat,some chocolate (barely), and some dark fruit, little apricot (which I haven’t had in years). Alcohol was unnoticeable but the phenols were certainly there. Good stuff.

Photo of Lothore
3.43/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours deep brown with an excellent cream colored head. This brew smells of sweet fruits. The taste is also of sweet fruit, namely dried apricot and darker fruit. It is highly carbonated with an average viscosity. It is fairly drinkable however it just isnt my style, the taste really doesn't do it for me.

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

500 ml bottle at Bottlescrew Bill's in Calgary, shared with my brother.
We wanted to try something a bit different, my first weizenbock - half hefeweizen and half dopplebock. Tall brown bottle with purple
label (as above), have seen this in the liquor store, but have never tried it yet.
Poured slightly cloudy, wood brown color with a thick tan head. Good retenetion, thin but steady lace. Spicy, yeast aroma with a bit of malt sweetness. First taste is peppery and spicey like a hefe, with a bit of citrus. Later the roasted malt and some nuttiness comes through. Complex flavor, yet still well balanced. Clean and fruity, dry finish, no lingering aftertaste. You would never know it is a strong 8% beer. Pricey, but a gem.

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

Appearance - Hazy amber-brown coloring. Huge white head forms upon pour and retains for a goodly amount of time. Resolution is to a 1cm head that is fed by the light carbonation.

Smell - A bit of an astringent aroma. The esters are quite pronounced and provide the alcoholic nose. A bit of a fruity presence as well, along with some underlying caramel.

Taste - So very smooth. This brew has a very mild in taste but has a good bit of complexity. A good spicy clove body with a clean dry finish.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation is suprisingly light. This keeps the density in the mild realm.

Drinkability - The ease that this went down is both it's strength and it's weakness. I could very easily down another of these with great ease. The depth of this beer makes it one of my favorate Weizenbocks.

Photo of saintwarrick
4.64/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Heard a lot about this beer, and as a fan of hefe weizens, I am anxious to give this brew a try. Pours a dark brown, like rye bread, and hazy like a hefe. Smell is thick with the wheat yeast and a great aroma of plums, chocolate and a hint of grapes. Taste is unbelievable, like the best hefes. Plums, pears and other dark fruit hit your moth hard and the yeast follows up with a welcome peppery bite before a wheaty-oat bread aftertaste leaves you with a nice dry finish. Alcohol isn't overly noticeable but does a nice job of warming as it goes down.

Not quite as refreshing as a hefe, and I don't have a lot of weizenbocks to compare this to, but this is a world class brew.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a weizen glass, the beer pours a hazy dark brown with a huge fluffy off-white head. It smells like plums, bananas, cloves and some lemon. Overall it's a sweet and spicy smelling beer, but the aroma isn't overpowering but still good. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma, but I can also taste some bubblegum, caramel and wheat/yeast. Luckily the taste is stronger than the aroma is. Mouthfeel is medium/full with a lot of carbonation, but the carbonation works in this beer very well. Drinkability is pretty good, the beer goes down smooth and is easy to drink. The alcohol is pretty well hidden considering it's 8.2% ABV. I think this is a very good beer, I'm impressed with it. Looks and tastes great! I'll buy it again!

Photo of mikesgroove
4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was very exicited to finally get to try this, havent been able to get it locally, hopefully that will change soon. I must say with all the hype around it, it definatly lived up to my expectations. This is a supremely great beer in a class all its own.

A - Pour was extremely energetic and full of live. Great dark brown cloudy, hazelnut color. Huge off white, tannish color head billowed over the top creating a pillow like cloud over the glass. Superior retention, as the head stayed for what seemed like forever. Great lace throughout the entire session dripped down the glass. Look was pretty much perfect.

S - Aroma was intense, but had alot of subtleness as it warmed an was able to let itself go. Lots of fruitness was evident in the predominant wheat and yeast smell. Peaches, bananas and perhaps some plum were picked up. Lots of spiceness and hints at a fall or winter type aroma. Smell was light, nothing heavy at all.

M & T - First impression was simply wow. Great feel, soo silky smooth and light, and full of carbonation. Nothing overpowering at all, slight bit of warming from the alcohol, but nothing extreme or even distracting. The major flavor here was of course the wheat flavors, however there was a very complex mix of fruits and spices that played around on the palate. The just felt right, great glass.

D - Overall this was fantastic, drinkability superb and definatly one of the best beers I have ever had. I would put this up against and Belgian, any day. Really just a pleasure to drink. I cannot wait until the distributor gets this in around here, I have already cleared a spot in the fridge for it!

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

Poured a dark amberish brown. Nice near white head, three fingers then fading to one, then to none. Smell is great. Spicy and sweet. Some lemon and banana in there. Taste follows smell pretty closely. Definitely full of flavor for sure. Spicy fruits again and even some hints of caramel malts. Mouthfeel is about medium though lacking a little carbonation. Still very, very refreshing. Drinkability is pretty scary. Says 8.2% on the label but i don't detect that at all. Enjoyable brew after burning up on the golf course. Not sure why I've never picked this up, it's well worth it.

Photo of Stephen63
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Head impressive but faded quite quickly. Nut brown body.

S - Lemony and spicy as expected from this type of beer.

T - Very smooth distinctive fruits getting raisins and citrus.

M - Incredibly light and silky on the tongue.

D - Deceptively easy to drink considering the ABV. Could easily put a couple of these away without too much trouble.

Definitely a classy beer, enjoy!

Photo of sessycuban
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- The beer pours a murky brown color. The head is a thick, off-white color. I'm getting good lacing on the glass.

S- The beer is very yeasty and floral. I also detect a fair amount of citrus in the nose along. The alcohol isn't particularly well hidden, as I can smell it quite powerfully.

T- This beer is a wonderful wheat-bock combination. It is yeasty and gives off sugary flavors. I also detect a bit of vanilla, but it's fading.

M- The body of the beer is thick without being offensive. It has a smoothness to it.

D- This is a wonderful beer. The only thing that didn't agree with me so much is the very apparent alcohol smell. I'd still recommend this beer to be had seasonally, as it is very enjoyable but probably not in every setting.

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

Very nice brew. High drinkability, could be dangerous. Definately one of my favorites. Blends together well, and rolls off very well in the month. I have used this beer many times to introduce friends to beer outside the package store. Overall a truly well done beer.Very tasty and highly recommended.

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

Upon pour, this is a nice cloudy darkish brown with a 2 finger fizzy off-white head that recedes to a thin lacing. Smell is delicious - yeasty caramel with a good bit of earthy wheat.

Taste is great. Great caramel/toffee maltiness serves as a good, bold base. Lots of wheat is here, as it should be. Has a touch of spiciness, with an orange peel like flavor. Everything here is perfectly balanced - and the taste just comes together so well.

Mouthfeel is nice and rich, and more fulfilling than many weizenbocks I've had. Good carbonation level. Drinkability is great on this.

Highly recommended. A true classic.

Photo of ohmybock
4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What do you say about Aventinus? This is easily one of my all-time favorite brews. I'm rating this one based on the bottle, but I've also had it on draft in the States and Germany, and there's not a big difference between any of them...they are all world-class when fresh! This would easily be one of my "five desert island" brews. I used to enjoy many other German-style hefeweizens, but Aventinus has killed my enjoyment of most other "regular" hefes. I've had the Aventinus Eisbock on several occasions as well, but I enjoy this version the most. This has an incredible mixture of the classic German wheat beer flavors, while condensing them, yet not over-doing them. The spicy, clovey phenolics are in perfect harmony here. This brew sets the standard for all other dark-ish weizenbocks. Way-to-go Schneider! Please don't ever change this one nor stop brewing it.

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

Served on-tap in traditional glassware.

Appearance: Murky medium brown color. Thick, strong off-white head. Good lacing down the glass.

Smell: A lot of typical Hefe character, meaning yeasty and floral. A good amount of citrus in the nose along with some alcohol. Background of caramel maltiness.

Taste: Great wheat/bock combination here. Yeasty with some brown sugar flavors and a clean, smooth finish. Even a bit of vanilla detectable. A small bit of hops detectable.

Mouthfeel: Nice thicker body with a soft smoothness.

Drinkability. Dangerous one here...smooth and clean.

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

Very dark opague body, black middle and dark mahogany edge. Tan head of tiny to medium bubbles. Good retention and decent lace.
Very sweet burnt caramel scent, toffee and prune and nutskin hops.
Intense malts with flavors of caramel, smoke and roasted notes, slightly puckering hops but over all malty and pleasant. Smokey aftertaste of undulating malts and abit of hops.
Medium body, some coating.
Good drinkability.

-Oelergud

Photo of trevorwideman
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle from demcorhip, thanks so much Gavin! Poured into an Erdinger Weiss glass.

Vigorous pour produces a massive 2 inch yellow head, feisty carbonation, and a mruky brown-coloured brew with some copper and red highlights when held up to the light. Aroma is extremely bready and malty with lots of spices. Caramel/Vanilla/banana sweetness plays second fiddle to coriander, peppercorns, a bit of cardamom. Meatier spices such as rosemary and sage are quite evident as well.

Taste is full of the typical weiss flavours, only taken to the next level of intensity. Banana, pear, clove, nuts, caramel, vanilla, coriander, all combined in a liquid bread experience. Wow is the word here... Body is good and thick and heavy but a little more carbonated than I might like, a mild quibble. This is so drinkable for the strength, but a little dangerous because of it. I love this style, even though I've only had two examples in my life, a wonderful spring brew.

Photo of Boppar
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I poured a bottle into a Schneider und Sohn weizen glass.

At first, I poured it with the glass cocked at a 45 degree angle. When this truly spectacular head began to burst forth, I quickly tilted the glass further over, until it was damn near parallel to the floor. Eventually, I had to cease pouring, and completely dumbstruck, counted a whopping 8 fingers of fizzy, quickly fading head. I was able to fill the rest of the glass, which again, produced a legendary head, that sadly, did not stay. I had expected better head retention from a wheat beer.

Smells sweet, with fruity esters, bananas, maybe a little clove. Faint alcohol aroma. Not bad for eight points...

The taste is very sweet and rich. I was weirded out at first that it tasted almost exactly like a Hefeweizen, although it looked nothing like one. The standard Hefeweizen tastes are there: bananas, cloves, fruity esters, but there are also more subtle notes of caramel, and the banana-clove combo has the amp turned up to 11.

I wasn't a huge fan of the mouthfeel, to be honest. It was a bit too thin, and far too fizzy. it felt almost like a soda, and the 8% ABV combined with that amount of carbonation really made it almost uncomfortable to hold in my mouth for too long.

I imagine the drinkability is pretty good for this style (this is my first), although I personally would not want another one. I found the overall sweetness of this beer, and the intensity of the banana-clove taste to be just too much.

Based on what I have read about this style, this beer sounds like a great style example, but as I found, this is not my style.

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

I really enjoyed this beer. Aggressive pour yielded lots of head -creamy but noticeable carbonation. Took longer than I expected for it to settle leaving light lace. Dark amber and cloudy in appearance. Sweet aroma in the nose. Familiar yeast taste of a wheat beer but with more sweet malt accompanying it. Hops and alcohol are present at the back. Yeast forward -Malt middle - slight Alcohol at the end. Very drinkable, especially at 8%. Will definitely have this again.

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle a dark and cloudy amber-brown with a lot of little floaties swimming about. Head was surprisingly light and no lacing was evident.

Aroma abounds with a dark fruity sweetness. Not unlike Juicyfruit gum.

As with the aroma, the taste was very fruity and sweet. Citrus with banana and spice for sure.

Mouthfeel is very creamy and smooth with a light fizz to it. The 8% alcohol is very well hidden.

What a terrific beer! Highly recommended.

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

Dark mahogany in color, pours the entire pint and nine ounces into Aventinus weizen glass with about two fingers of creamy head and great cascading lacing. Good volume on the lace, retention is good not perfect.

Sweet, dark ripe fruit countered with big caramel malt. Herbs and clove aroma as well, with a hint toward dextrin sweetness that also betrays a hint of pepper and alcohol.

Creamy full mouthfeel with the great lace buffer and good carbonation, easy to put down without being overwhelemed but complex enough to contemplate. There's a flash of yeasty German weissbier that contributes strong alcohol, clove and herbal flavors along with some fruit characters. Banana and dextrin lightness mix in with figgy darkness.

So tasty and easy to drink. The alcohol is very apparent for which I dropped drinkability and flavor from a five, but only half a point since it remains so flavorful.

Couldn't believe I hadn't reviewed this yet, it's widely available at better beer stores and I've loved it since the first one. Huge wheat beer, no lack of flavor. Incredible brewing technique results in an unfiltered, top fermented bockbeer of absolutely world class.

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

The aroma is sweet smelling, fruity and spicy.

The colour is a dark, cloudy, murky brown. Head retention was O.K. and left enough lace to make a doily.

The flavour...Wow, just look up the word complex in the dictionary and you will see some Aventinus being decanted. This Beer has flavours of cloves, raisins, bananas, dates, and prunes. There isn't much hop influence. The high gravity of this Beer is given away in its flavour.

The mouthfeel is as smooth as silk, and I was surprised that it wasn't very gassy.

Overall I love it and I will continue to drink it.

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

Poured from a .5l bottle into two tulips (La Chouffe & Loterbol).

A: Pours a cloudy dark-brown with a creamy two finger head. Fair amount of lace stuck to the sides of the glass.

S: Wonderful aromas of clove, bubblegum, and spice. Very inviting.

T: Incredible flavors of yeasty clove, breadcrusts, bubblegum, spices, and sweet malt. Even more inviting than the smell!

M: Creamy and full. Very thick and filling.

D: A delicious mixture of exceptional aromas and flavors coupled with a creamy mouthfeel that is to die for!

Photo of cktison
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served on tap in Aventinus glass, long bottom with a chalice-like top.
A: Gorgeous. Cloudy brown, 1.5" head that is creamy and holding above rim of glass.
S: Again, great smell. Nose deep in the head, fruits and banana and clove. Some alcohol noticable, but not much for 8.0%
T: Spectacular weizenbock, creamy and nice carbonation. Spicy, cloves dominant. Clean finish to me, great lingering flavors, fruits.
M: Very creamy, very smooth. Little bite as you first take it in.
D: Stunned its %8. Goes down very easily, very smooth. Excellent beer, especially on tap.

Photo of brucepepper
3.77/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy, colour of dark cider. A lot of head but recedes in a minute or two.

S - Bubblegum

T - Fruity, prunes and cloves. Sweet, slightly cloying.

M - Quite fizzy carbonation, too much for me.(I may not have poured it vigorously enough.) A bit of warmth from the alcohol.

D - For 8% very drinkable. I wouldn't want more than two or three.

Overall, very nice just not my favourite style.

Photo of BWH3
4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Aventinus 750mL Bottle served at 40-45 F from Goblet

Appearance: Pours a dark, fairly clear brown. Golden brown at the edges when held to light. Effervescent carbonation that destroys the head fairly quickly for a wheat beer.

Smell: Banana, spicy phenols, cocoa, toffee/burnt caramel sweetness, earthy hops. Fruity esters typical of weisse beers is quite prominent. No alcohol. The carbonation just leads the complex aroma to the nose with intensity.

Taste: Roasted malts giving a raisin like sweetness accompanied by banana esters and cocoa or toffee notes. Wheat sharpness present but not dominating. Noble, and spicy hops finish nicely. Hops prevelant compared to doppelbock or weisse beers. A spicy yeast phenols sting the throat at the end letting you know this one is bottle conditioned.

Mouthfeel: Richer and heavier than anticipated given appearance and carbonation. Still light enough to make the beer quite drinkable.

Drinkability: Either way -- one nice and slow or a massive stein to quench your thirst, appetite, and mind -- this beer is a true gem. I think reguardless of personal preference everyone will enjoy a bottle of this beer.

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,940 ratings.