Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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4.22/5 rDev -2.8%
Heard so many good things about this one I just had to try it for myself.
Pours a murky dark brown in color with a nice frothy light tan head. Nose is invariably sweet smelling, quite malty. Taste is very smiliar, heavy on the malt, some light sherry notes, a bit woody and estery. Very nicely balanced somehow though, quite a masterpiece.
I'll be sure to return to this one again.
08-02-2005 10:36:39 | More by Gaisgeil
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.1/5 rDev -5.5%
500ml bottle, poured into a franziskaner glass
Pours with a hazy brown body, not very dark with some copper hints. Off white, almost light tan head, with a gentle pour it went crazy but soon settled down
Smell, estery, strong dried fruits, wheat, malt, slight whiff off smooth booze, brandy maybe. Heady aroma
Taste, crisp smooth malt, slight alcoholic fruit, dried fruit, slight nutty, some big ballsy alcohol on the finish, slight hint of wheat. Tonnes of cloves, leaves that slight aftertaste too
A pretty solid brew, slightly disappointing
07-29-2005 18:53:23 | More by cypressbob
4.43/5 rDev +2.1%
Aventius pours a darkish-brown color, with a tinge of red at the bottom of the glass. It is opaque with a medium sized white bubbly head. From the middle of the glass on up, small, tightly packed bubbles rapidly flow towards the surface.
The beer is dominated by a fresh wheat aroma, with malty roasted tones added.
Overall the taste is very smooth and malty. There is a strong hint of chocolate mixed with just a smidge of spice in the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel is full, with a highly dense texture. At the same time, however, it is amazingly refreshing on the back of the tongue.
For me it is hard to believe that this beer has an eight percent ABV, as it is so easy to sip and enjoy without tasting any alcohol. This is an absolute killer doppelback, and a steal at $3 a bottle!!
07-22-2005 21:46:19 | More by macpapi
4.7/5 rDev +8.3%
Pours a beautiful brownish red, slight haze after pouring the rest of the 500ml bottle. Medium head with medium bubbles. Smells of caramel, grain, and a hint of ripe/overripe fruit. Light clove. Taste is similar to the smell. Medium to heavy body that feels velvety to the mouth and tongue. Powerfully rich and deep. A hint of chocolate in the taste. Outstanding. Yeast and caramel in the aftertaste. A wonderful brew for a cool/cold night. Everything is just about perfect down to the chosen serving size.
07-22-2005 15:38:09 | More by sacfly
2.93/5 rDev -32.5%
Appearence: Pours a deep mohogany with a thin, quickly dissapating off-white head. Perfect clarity, loads of carbonation.
Smell: The smell is strong and spicy, with strong alcohol notes. The wheat is noticable but not upfront.
Taste and Mouthfeel: Ouch. Too sweet. The flavors that are present (nuttyness, roasted malts, cloves) are overrun and overpowered by the incredibly malty sweetness. Too much for me, it's killing me. The mouthfeel is chewy and thick.
Drinkability and Overall: It's an ok brew just not quite my cup of tea. Too sweet, too overpowering, no balance, and definitly no focus. I've not had too many Weizenbocks, but I know enough about them to realise there is much more a Weizenbock can be than this. Not bad.
07-21-2005 04:32:55 | More by santoslhalper
4.65/5 rDev +7.1%
Pours a beautiful deep mahogany, clouded by the thick yeast common to Schneider's beers. Huge bubbly head that quickly fizzes away, also common to Schneider's beers. Big, big aroma, with pear, banana, dark wheat bread, even a hint of apple cider. This beer smells so good I almost forgot to drink it. But drink it I must! The flavors of Schneider's Original Weisse are all here: whole wheat, banana bread, lots of yeast.. except they are all magnified threefold. Plenty of the caramelly doppelbock character, and a very smooth mouthfeel. A bit of alcoholic zing is there, but nothing suggesting the 8% abv. Of course, you'll notice the 8% by the time you're finished with the bottle, but what the hey. Aventinus is a world-class, luxurious beer from one of my absolute favorite breweries. If you like Schneider's original, Aventinus will be absolute heaven for you.
07-19-2005 07:55:18 | More by thechaacster
4.47/5 rDev +3%
Pours like a classy Dunkel weiss. Wonderful brown with the best head you can imagine, the kind that makes it so you only have to hold the bottle straight for a few seconds while pouring. Nothing synthetic here. Just yeast trained to dance.
Smells of a great wheat beer. All spice, clove, white pepper, banana, apricot. All of them all over the place. Zip zap rap.
Tastes like it smells only with a zip of dobblebock chocolate running throughout. Wow! This is great.
Truly a beer that lives up to its hype. I'm going to be drinking more than a few of these in the future.
07-17-2005 05:21:38 | More by mynie
4.75/5 rDev +9.4%
Paid .85EUR + .08EUR glass deposit for a 500mL bottle.
*Reviewed on 10.07.2005
The beer pours a hazy choclate colored base, huge white head, great rentention and some lacing effects from top to bottom. The smell is screams of sweet malt flavor, not too heavy.
The taste isn't overly complex but this is what I look for in a beer. Smooth flavor, tasty malt, and a remarkable aftertaste, maybe the best of any beer out there. The mouthfeel is as if it were a café crème coffee, the retention of the beer gives the beer a refreshing start to every savory taste. The drinkability is by default a 5, given the exceptional taste, the beer never shows any sign of alcohol, and is ever so smooth on the delivery.
Final Thought: Wow, I had this on-tap at the Weisse Brauhaus in Munich and didn't realize how good it was in bottle form, a world class beer from a favored brewery in the world capital of bocks and weizens!
07-14-2005 17:46:20 | More by mobyfann
4.68/5 rDev +7.8%
A great beer poured in the proper glassware really brings out the geek in me!
The beer pours out a dark amber/brown with golden highlights at the bottom of the glass. There is a huge 2" billowy tan head with outstanding retention. Some lacing left on glass. Visually stunning.
The nose contains a beautiful yeasty smell and much spice, clove, licorice and even a little rye bread in there. It doesn't get much better than this!
Chocolate is the first thing to set off my tastebuds, followed by spice and clove. There is a slight earthiness apparent with just a hint of dark fruit (plum/raisin?). A little wheat sourness shows its head before some banana and spicy yeast tones take back over. Everything in here has a perfect and subtle balance.
Smooth, dense and satisfying.
This is a world class beer in my opinion. Very close to flawless!
07-10-2005 00:58:15 | More by MUSHROOMCLOUD
4.4/5 rDev +1.4%
Got to sample this at a local beer taste. A deep, dark, murky rusted bronze hue with a nice, tight 1/2" head of cream hued foam. Nose was earthy, malted, yet lightly sweet.
Wow, what a surprise this is! I was not expecting this! With most of the "bock" style beers I have tried I was expecting a nice, deep, rich malted taste. Don't get me wrong - that deep, rich malted base is there, along with a little smoke, maybe some earth, but my tongue is alive with the sharp, crisp, strong clove taste that floats above it. Along with some mild pepper essences, the clove just sings and brings a vitality, an energy, a cider-like explosion. This is very enjoyable, one of the biggest surprises I have experienced in a while. The two opposites dance and eventually join on the pallete, then a nice, crisp finish. I immediately picked up one to enjoy at home.
What a great experience. I cannot recommend this highly enough to those who enjoy a change of pace, a taste experience, or are looking for a summer bock-style ale. Definitely try this if you can.
07-02-2005 02:22:27 | More by BuckSpin
4.4/5 rDev +1.4%
The beer poured hazy medium to almost dark brown/amber. The yello-tan head was frothy and tall falling slowly to lace the glass.
The aroma was strong melding of ripe fruits and dark caramel with a strong wheat presence. The ripe fruits were bananas of course with a slight clove spice for good measure. Some slight alcohol was present in the aroma and increased as the beer warmed.
The flavor was nicely accomplished with more strong ripe fruit presence, bananas, and a nice caramel presence melded with wheat and malt for a pleasant combination of flavors. The wheat flavors and alcohol presence led to a crisp flavor characteristic.
The finish was even with lasting bananas, slight clove spice and wheat. The body was rounded and medium full with wheat and carbonation giving excellent palate sensations.
500 ml bottle. Date coding is too many numbers to figure out. Dunno how I missed rating this one. Have had on draft and in bottles many times since becoming a BA. Had to go out and get this bottle to review.
06-19-2005 23:04:45 | More by GCBrewingCo
United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.43/5 rDev +2.1%
pours dark ruby with a gargantuan head. the aromas of banana and clove that I associate with most wheat beers are here, but less dominant, allowing more subtle, richer aromas of fruit cake and a little caramel to come through. pleasant mouthfeel with a refreshing finish. Manages to take the standard weisse beers to another level and add complexity while still keeping it balanced and refreshing
06-18-2005 13:21:32 | More by GarethYoung1
4.75/5 rDev +9.4%
Big thanks to BigLove for this awesome beer!
A: Cloudy fresh pressed apple cider color, bigass fluffy tannish head. Wispy lacing. In the beer are seen <Don Ho>Tiny Bubbles</Don Ho>
S: Unbelievable complexity in the nose. Fruity wine like aromas of grapes and raisins. Richly toasted malts, spicy yeast aromas, bananas, cloves. Mild solvent alcohol aromas. Dark bread crust. This beer ranks right up there with the finest that Belgium has to offer.
T: Taste is right up there with Trappist ales. Big malt flavors, strong hints of grapes and plums. There's a bit of an alcoholic spicy flavor. Chewy, sticky bread. Hop bitterness is very low and seems there only to keep the maltiness from becoming cloying. Citrusy and yeasty. Just an absolute joy to taste. Flavors are dancing a slow neverending waltz.
M: Full body. Alcohol is a hot bolus playing swirly in my system, but it's not a sharp, drying alcohol feel, but a golden smooth warming. Carbonation is just a wee bit too high.
D&N: Definitely worth the wait to try this one. This is a beer to sit back with and savor. A heavy, strong, and thoroughly enjoyable beer. Thanks again to BigLove for hooking me up with this brew.
06-16-2005 15:21:49 | More by JackTheRipper
4.78/5 rDev +10.1%
Appearance: Dark brown/caramel color. Not black. Huge, noisy, rocky, offwhite colored head made of tiny bubbles. Thick sheet of bubbles remains and sticks modestly.
Smell: Very wheaty right as I open the bottle. Smells like hefeweizen. Yeasty, bready, and a little spiced.
Taste: Tons of flavor. Wheaty, yeasty, and even chocolaty. Also fruity and sweet...one of the best tasting beers I have experienced. Slightly spiced as it finishes with clove.
Mouthfeel: medium body. Maybe a little fuller. Alcohol is completely hidden except a little warmth in the back of my throat.
Drinkability: If you like wheat beer and dopplebock (but especially the rather) this is very great. I will buy this one every chance I get.
06-16-2005 11:59:42 | More by cracgor
4.55/5 rDev +4.8%
Very nice chestnut brown color with a tremendous tan head that makes you poor slowly and a little at a time. It disappears fairly quickly, however, with no real lacing.
The aroma is bready, malty, spicy with a bit of raisins and bananas.
The taste is fresh wheat bread with raisins, bananas, plums, cloves, anise and rum. Quite a mouthful, with medium/full body and ample carbonation. Slightly sweet up front, spicy and fruity at the finish with a hint of chocolate and a hit of alcohol warmth - the first indication of this beer's strength.
Very nice. Fairly easy to drink for 8% ABV. This went well with grilled salmon but was even better after dinner.
06-12-2005 04:39:59 | More by whynot44
4.47/5 rDev +3%
This beer looks perfect. In fact, it's the first beer of 220 I've reviewed that I've given a 5 to. It is a wonderful dark mahogany color with a large amount of carbonation and a huge, meringue-like head. The head was so substantial that it took me several minutes to totally pour it into my hefe glass. My nephew who lived in Germany says this minutes-long pouring process is normal, though. I was about to subtract a .5 point because this beer was clear. But once I swirled the last few ounces in the bottle and poured them in my glass, the beer got nice and cloudy.
The smell is very good and combines the styles nicely. There is the expected clove smell of a Weizen and it's mixed with the malty and fruity notes of a bock.
The taste is also very good. It is spicy and wheaty (is that a word?) but also a bit sweet. The taste leans more heavily to the wheat side that the bock. For an 8 percent ABV beer, this hides its alcohol well. (But I am feeling it after about 250 mL.)
The body is good and smooth. It rolls right over my palate. It's light, like a wheat beer should be.
Overall this is a hell of a beer. It's probably going into my top 10 (No. 3 at the moment!) based on my score. I very highly recommend it, especially for Weizen fans and super-especially for fans of dunkles bier.
06-10-2005 06:16:42 | More by Shaw
4.85/5 rDev +11.8%
This one was a good find at the beer store. A 3 year old aged Aventinus specially packaged. From the information hanging off the bottle: "Therefore, in 1999, the Schneider brewery decided to age 240 cases of Aventinus each year in their historical ice cellar in Kelheim with each batch held for a minimum of 3 years." The result is quite yummy. Pours light brown in color with a haze. Smell is of bananas and yeast. Taste is heavenly. Bananas, lemon juice, minimal cloves. I wish I had a new one to compare against. Perhaps this is worth another trip back to the store! $5.49 for 500ml bottle. If you see it, it is worth it. Label says hints of softer chocolate, clay, and sherry when aged. Excuse me if I didn't pick up on all of these.
06-09-2005 02:05:51 | More by mjohn27603
4.5/5 rDev +3.7%
Appearance: Poured a cloudy dark brown that had a huge head of foam. The head foam was so big, that I had to stop pouring half way through because it would have over flowed the glass.
Smell: It was bready, lots of cloves, and kind of spicy.
Taste: Malty, very wheaty, lots of spices, and at the end, it had some fruit taste in it.
Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, medium bodied with a nice wheat aftertaste. I really didn't feel that 8% alcohol content.
Drinkability: Resonabley priced for such an excellent and common weizenbock.
06-07-2005 18:00:22 | More by AltBock
3.95/5 rDev -9%
Chewy, malty. Something about this reminds me of marshmallows. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a chalice it's a dark color that gives a nice head with lacing on ze glass.
This is almost a meal in a bottle so it's not so highly drinkable in my mind but it's tasty enough to make you try to drink more than maybe you probably should.
Very good, very German, has always been very reasonabley priced as far as I have seen.
Try it on for size. I know I will try it again.
05-29-2005 02:55:54 | More by ommegangpbr
4.1/5 rDev -5.5%
Appearance: Poured from a 1 pint, 0.9 fl oz. bottle with date code on back into a tulip glass. As the beer sits in the glass it is a dark brown, holding it to the light reveals it to be dark reddish brown, a little murky, but carbonation is noticeable. Big tan head, at least 3-inches. I am somewhat disappointed that after a sip or two the head disappeared to form a tight ring around the glass with no lacing, that keeps this from a 5.
Smell: Malty, with burnt wheat field scent. Aromas of chocolate, toffee, banana, and plums or figs (kinda like a fig Newton bar, am I nuts?).
Taste: Malt with a nice wheat profile, a little sweet. Not as bready or citrusy as a straight wheat, but this is definitely not a "normal" wheat. Flavor of chocolate (not overbearing), banana, and...something else. A bit of alcohol as it warms near the end. Definitely tasty, there seems to be a lot here.
Mouthfeel: Carbonated, medium to full bodied, filling. A little alcohol burn in the throat on the finish and it warmed my stomach.
Drinkability: A good beer, but it did not leave me wanting another. I don't know if my mood is right or what, but I was satisfied with just this one bottle. I may purchase it again.
05-28-2005 04:36:21 | More by BigRedN
4.25/5 rDev -2.1%
25oz dark brown bottle. Freshness date on label.
Pours a dark ruby-hued brown with a thick and lasting beige/tan head with loads of clinging lace.
A big sweet smell of molasses and brown bread, along with smells of cloves, bananas and citrusy hops.
The full malt body carries tastes of toffee, fresh rye bread, molasses, figs, bananas and peppery spices.
A light lemon and lime bitterness and countering pleasant basil-like herbal taste softens the hop bite.
A light sweet rum-like alcohol fuminess lingers in the background.
Nice complex, though well-structured brew!
05-27-2005 02:41:50 | More by BeerResearcher
4.58/5 rDev +5.5%
Appearance: Deep caramel color that is a bit cloudy (which I prefer). It has a nice big dirty head and pretty good lacing as I drink it down.
Smell: Sweet and fruity, definitely loaded with wheat.
Taste: Starts out fruity and full of malt, thankfully there isn't an overbearing roasted malt flavor which I sort of expected; it is actually very smooth and complex. There seems to me to be some of the things I like in Belgians in here like fig and light vanilla flavor.
Mouthfeel and Drinkability: Decent body and fairly clean finish has me giving this an above average drinkability despite the ABV. In fact everyone at the table is eyeing my glass and normally I'd split the second half of this bottle amongst them... Not today! This one came up from Louisiana courtesy of Biglove (Thanks!) and I don't have any spares.
05-22-2005 11:01:03 | More by Chadbrew
4.25/5 rDev -2.1%
I've had this on tap many times, but this is the first time I've had it from the bottle and thus the first time I am reviewing it. This is one of my personal favs though.
This was poured into a tall hefe glass and exhibited a nice cloudy caramel color at the bottom of the glass and a rich brown at the top. Initial head was nearly white and a about two fingers tall, this settled out to a thin layer of bubbles on top.
Very nice smell, much like a hefe with its banana and clove aromas along with some other hints of dark fruits. This one is slightly different as there is more of an esther aroma and which is well balanced by a bit of wheat and malt.
This one presents itself with clove and bready malts with a typical wheat beer finish. I love this beer because of its simplicity but robust flavors. There is definately some alcohol nuances in the taste and my stomach.
Mouthfeel is full and coats the mouth well. Not much else to say here. Drinkability is only brought down by the alcohol level. I usually get this in the 500mL at the bar and won't have another as I'm usually quite topped off by the fullness of this one.
Overall, a must have. This is a very approachable high abv beer for almost anyone.
05-21-2005 01:49:54 | More by blitz134
4.33/5 rDev -0.2%
500 mL bottle with a batch code on the back - served slightly chilled in a weizen glass. The initial pour leaves 6 inches of head to 3 inches of beer, but looks very nice the other way around. It takes several minutes to fit the whole bottle into the glass. Before the yeast it is brown with a reddish tint and after it is close to maroon and opaque. Lots of phenols. Bananas, cloves, pepper, lemons, chocolate, alcohol, yeast, and sweet sugary notes in the aroma. It has a medium body, a carbonation that is a bit sharp at the beginning, and leaves a warming sensation. Flavors include bananas, cloves, pepper, grass, caramel, bubblegum, chocolate, raisins, plums?, a sugary sweetness, alcohol, and yeast. A good brew, but, and I don't usually say this, it might benefit from less alcohol. Nevertheless, a tasty beer for the price.
05-20-2005 07:30:32 | More by mmmbeer
3.3/5 rDev -24%
This one was so highly touted I had to give it a try.
Pours out an interesting murky brown color that's somewhere between dark iced tea and light cola. Big tan head that was impressively packed made me excited for my first sip.
Smells pretty wheaty, with some overtones of clove, chocolate, alcohol, banana, and even a bit of fresh pear.
Taste is a little bump in the road for me. It has an interesting mix of chocolate, caramel, and some clove and banana flavors I'd kind of expect from the style. My only problem, and I know it's supposed to be strong, is that I feel the alcohol is a bit over-the-top in the flavor. There's a pleasant clove element to the finish, but it's almost completely overpowered by the alcohol. It seemed a little more assertive than the 8% would warrant. Raisiny notes are there and fairly enticing, though.
Overall, I knid of went back and forth on this beer. It looked and smelled great, but then I hated the taste. As it warmed, I started to like it more and more, but it's definitely not one of my new favorites.
05-20-2005 03:16:44 | More by whartontallboy
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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