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

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3,537 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,537
Reviews: 1,980
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 190
Gots: 184 | FT: 5
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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Zraly

Virginia

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

I had the pleasure of having this number on tap at The Bier Garden in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Came perfectly poured with a frothy, tannish head and was a cloudy, deep brown in hue. It looked as hearty as it tasted.

The flavors were a combination of spicy, rich candy flavors and toasty malt notes. Flavors that are common to a good German hefeweizen are found in addition to a lingering alcohol layer that finishes up with a flavor akin to "leathery figs".

I had this brew paired up with Rouladen, a German steak roll stuffed with pickles, mustard, onion and Blackforest ham in a flavorful gravy over spatzle. Jealous? You should be.

Serving type: on-tap

08-16-2004 15:39:35 | More by Zraly
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Ahhdball

Ohio

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

Even though the bartender did her best on the pour the head on this beer was HUGE. 1/2 foam 1/2 brew. 1/2 off-white, almost beige, 1/2 deep red, a good looking beer sans the head. Smelled heavy spices (cinnamon, choriander) and a small amount of malt. The taste was very unexpected (I've never had a Weizenbock) and delicious. Small hints of orange, vanilla, and cinnamon followed through with a chocolate malt. All the flavors had combined very nicely. The mouthfeel was tangy, smooth and light. I'd love to have this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2004 15:25:25 | More by Ahhdball
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fdrich29

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1 Pint .9 oz. bottle that has a classy, old fashion looking label.

Printed no less than two times on the bottle is the phrase "Germany's Original Wheat Doppelbock".

Huge head on this one that quickly shrinks down to a white ring around the glass. Smells like fruit, cloves and spices.

Taste is a wonderful mix of fruit (bananas mostly) and spice. The taste lingers and tingles the inside of your mouth well after it's slid down your throat.

This beer definitely promotes the phenomona of your eyes (or liver as it were) being bigger than your stomach. From the first sip you want to session this baby, but I wasn't able to to put back a second bottle, as much as I wanted to.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2004 03:34:28 | More by fdrich29
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kmpitz2

Tennessee

4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The beer pours a nice cloudy brown color with a gigantic head that nearly overflows my glass. There's about 3 fingers of head that falls slowly to leave the beer covered with a nice froth. The nose is citrusy lemon with banana more in the background. The flavor is very nice. It is creamy with lemon and banana coming through with the nice wheat sweetness. The banana stays with you after swallowing and sitting for a bit...just great. Very nicely balanced and very good. The mouthfeel is thick, creamy and nice. I could sit down and drink more than a few of these. Exceptional drinkability on this wonderful beer. My last homebrew (unintentionally, but fortunately) turned out similar to this beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2004 20:39:15 | More by kmpitz2
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slitherySOB

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A terrific treat of a beer. Pours a dark colour, not really sure what to call it. Not black, not brown, not orange, not red, but similar to all of the above. If you ever put a dark stout up to the light and saw the bit of red that comes through, then you'd recognize it, because it's very close to that aura of colour. Creamy, two finger head. Though their isn't much lace, the glass was recently washed before I poured this beer. So that may affect the lace. Ripe, juicy dark fruit smell, bit of caramel, sweet malts of wheat and barley, and even a slight cheese smell from the yeast. Bit off, yet still pleasant. Tastes damn good. More ripe fruits, with plums and cherries dominant, sweet malt followthrough all up to the aftertaste, which is similar to a dark bread. Creamy, thick mouthfeel coats your teeth, gums, cheeks, tongue and throat. Nice, very nice. I certainly wouldn't mind drinking this again, and again, and again... Though I prefer the Original, this is terrific as well.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2004 23:04:45 | More by slitherySOB
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meathookjones

Virginia

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

I had this on tap at Cogan's Instant Art Bar in Norfolk, Virginia. This came out a cloudy darker brown color with red highlights and a good-sized light tan head that rose out of the glass. Fantastic aromas rise out of this beer with dark fruits, bready malt and that yeasty wheat smell being at the forefront. There are also slight notes of smoke and chocolate. The taste starts of with slightly sweet fruits and a good amount of carbonation as well. There was a good malt flavor over the middle before a slight bit of hops and wheat come in at the end. This has a full creamy body and good carbonation. Very drinkable as well with 3 or 4 tall glasses easily going down in one sitting. Excellent beer that is highly recommended especially on tap if you can find it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2004 17:48:45 | More by meathookjones
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silenius

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A brown-red beer with a big vigorous head that falls quickly to a thin bone colored layer over the beer. Very attractive.

The smell is campfire smoke, rootbeer, dark fruits, dark bready malts, caramel and toffee. What a great combo! Alcohol is not noticeable and at 8% that is something of an accomplishment.

The flavor mimics the nose with the smoke and rootbeer taking a backseat to the dark fig-like fruits, dark malty bread-like notes. The caramel adds a nice sweetness to this beer that is nicely balanced. What a treat. Alcohol is not detected in the taste.

Mouthfeel is a touch biting for me but the heft of the beer is very pleasant.

I could drink one after another of these, although I'd probably fall off my chair after a while.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2004 18:37:49 | More by silenius
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TagoMago

New York

4.8/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 1 pt. 9 fl oz. bottle poured into weizen glass.

Appearance: Cloudy brown. Head is faint and quicky subsides to almost nothing. No lacing is present.

Smell: Upfront fruitiness: fruity, grape aroma with faint cloves. Musky, yeasty wheat beer aroma is easily noticeable. Slight hints of coffee and chocolate lay in the background.

Taste: Tart grapes with a chocolately, yeasty background. Rich malts predominate upfront with a citrusy, fruity finish. A rather common wheat/weizen beer flavor is easily detected. This beer has a rather vibrant carbonation upfront, yet is exremely smooth in its finish.

Overall : A completely flawless weizenbock. Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2004 07:42:44 | More by TagoMago
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coasterfreak75

North Carolina

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

The pour was a dark copper/brown with a three finger head that quickly dissapated and left a light white lace on top of the beer. The lace hung around for the entire drink.

The smell was very fruity, apricots and dates, alot like a belgian ale. Hidden in the back of the nose was a hint of malt sweetness and even less hop spice.

The drink started with a sharp fruit kick, heavy in apricot. The middle was alot of carbonation with just a hint of malt. The finish was a very light kick of hops followed by a quick clean bit of wheat flavor.

This is the first wheat beer I've had that I really enjoyed. It was quite drinkable and refreshing. Thanks to Chatter for finding it for me, I'll look for this one again.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2004 01:30:25 | More by coasterfreak75
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brentk56

North Carolina

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

Appearance: Pours an ice tea brown color with a massive, frothy head; splotchy lacing

Smell: Cloves and bananas predominate, with some undertones of dark fruit; strong yeasty odor from the bottle fermentation

Taste: Tastes just like it smells, with the characteristic weissbeer flavor of bananas tempered by the deeper and richer maltiness you expect from a doppelbock; very spicy after the swallow, with hints of dark fruit and chocolate

Mouthfeel: The carbonation tingles the tongue; medium to full bodied

Drinkability: This is one fine example of the style - touches all the bases

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2004 22:06:40 | More by brentk56
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benmiliron

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Paid $2.99 for ~18 oz bottle.

Aventinus is a pretty heavy brew. Wheaty, chocolatey, fruity, yeasty - very complex. At 8% though, it'll kind of knock you on your butt. Would be nicer in a 12 oz bottle. A great tasting beer though, fun to try and pick out the various tastes. Kind of overwhelming though.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2004 23:48:49 | More by benmiliron
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Ardon

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Good old Aventinus. Strange beer it is to me. When I first tried it I despised it, but like Orval, I kept coming back to it and now it's at the top of my list. Pours a beautiful mahogany with a big foamy, fizzy head. Smells of chocolate cherrys, and other unidentifiable fruits. Wonderful aromas are coming off of this that I just can't put my finger on. Smooth, smooth, smooth for something of this alcohol content. Instantly refreshing, yet at the same time, rich with flavour. Dark fruits and milk chocolate are all over this. The yeast assaults you with a million unidentifiable fruit flavours. The closest I can come is bananas, red delicious apples and cherries. Finishes with a slight, and I MEAN slight chocolately aftertaste. This is one of God's nectars and if Schneider and Sohn ever decide to stop making it they better start watching their backs! :)

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2004 03:44:32 | More by Ardon
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cokes

Wisconsin

4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Vintage 2000.
Looks like clay-infused cola. Darkish brown and opague.
Nose is raisiny with notes of vanilla, rum, sherry, and cognac. But not in an alcoholc sense. Loads of cloves, and chocolate covered bananas.
Begins with an enveloping caramel sweetness. It makes stops at bananas and chocolate, then ventures towards spice. White pepper and clove are foremost, but futher attention provides nutmeg and ginger. The finish is full of black grape skin, covered in white chocolate, vanilla and nougat. Brown sugar, rum, and bourbon all make cameos, but this is never over-boozy nor oversweet. Actually, alcohol is phased out entirely, and merely carries suggestions of related flavors. Ends with a bath of grape, vanilla and herb. Good lord!
Medium bodied, with dashing carbonation. This screams for additional draughts. And lots of them.
I appear to fancy this more than the non-aged Aventinus. It's a glorious brew and well worth the inflated price. All things considered, I'll purchase the standard issues and age them myself....and hope they turn out just as well.

Damn!

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2004 05:25:51 | More by cokes
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WesWes

New York

4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a translucent dark brown color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is exceptional. It has a nice fruity wheat scent with the addition of crystal malts for color and maltiness. The taste is good. It has a warm malty flavor with a crisp fruity wheat aftertaste. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a full bodied beer with a little too much carbonation. This is a damn good beer. For such a high abv., it goes down easy and finishes smooth; a fine sessions beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2004 00:06:19 | More by WesWes
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ViveLaChouffe

Georgia

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

Pours a deep hazy brown with a frothy tan head. Lacy. Smells of wheat malt and ripe banana. Cloves and light caramel.

Wow. This beer is amazing. My description will not do it justice. Tastes of dark wheat malt and strong ripe banana. Caramel and cloves. Rich, complex flavors. Fruity. This is sooo smooth. For a 12% ABV brew, it remarkably smooth. Rich malty aftertaste. Soooo drinkable and so tasty. This beer makes me happy.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2004 00:14:22 | More by ViveLaChouffe
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bigbeerdrinka

Germany

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

Appearance: Pours a medium dark brown with a slight ruby and amber hue when held up to the light. A strong whitish head pours about an inch thick without any lacing on the glass

Smell: Smells of dark fruits, figs, plums, raisins, along with a slight chocolate and wheat aroma. This beer also has a noticeable alcohol aroma.

Taste: Wheat and other dark malts hit up front followed by a smooth grape and raisin flavor. This beer then shows off some of its alcohol tones along with what tastes like bittersweet chocolate. This beer finishes with more grape flavors and dark fruits and finally a little more warm alcohol.

Mouthfeel: This beer is supersmooth. The flavors just combine perfectly and the body is surprisingly light and crisp.

Drinkabilty: For a beer that is as kicking as this one is, it goes down easier than the fresh bottles. Simply amazing.

Overall: If you like Aventinus, try it aged... You'll absolutely love it. I sure as hell do. Super smooth and well balanced.. What great flavors..

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2004 19:56:51 | More by bigbeerdrinka
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assurbanipaul

Texas

4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Why, oh why have I waited so long to write a review? Always overlooked, forgotten, yet remaining one of my all-time, cross-style favorites. But perhaps a blessing in disguise, for it gives me an excuse to open a new bottle.

Pours a clear, dark chestnut with an enormous off-white head, requiring several pours to fill a glass, but retires quickly to just a fizzy ring. Aroma is sweet, sweet caramelized malt, pumpernickel and some light yeast.

Taste is a steady stream of caramel, butter rum and malty goodness. Faintly and subtly spiced with hints of syrup, nutmeg, cloves, raisins. Bready with very little alcohol presence in the flavors. Maybe a chocolate malt taste but not chocolate, just barely the taste of sour apple. Hint of bubblegum arrives late on the palate.

Mouthfeel is on the heavy side but well-carbonated and finishes clean with only a faint, gentile aftertaste. Full-bodied and fantastically easy to drink. A great example of both the dopplebock style and what an ideal beer should aspire to be.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2004 02:31:16 | More by assurbanipaul
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wyllder

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a deep, muddy golden brown, with a modest fizzy head that settles down to little more than a lacing.

Nose has some alcohol esthers and a scent of what I can only describe as burnt hops.

First sip is interesting, leading in with a quick hit of hops, mellowed out by a mild burnt malt taste and then the hops are back, mixing with the carbonation to form an interesting combination of dark caramel roasty malt and hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is ok, with the carbonation being a bit too agressive against the burnt taste for my liking.

This is my first review of a Weizenbock, and I've found I am evidently not a fan of the style. While I can appreciate the complexity and craft of this brew, the taste ended up being unpalatable to me after about 2/3 of the bottle and I couldn't force myself to finish it.

If you like Weizenbocks, I have little reason to doubt you'll like or love this.

Wyll-

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2004 14:21:43 | More by wyllder
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DrJay

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, dark coppery brown with a dark cream coloured head. High carbonation kept a thin layer of foam on top until the end. Ripe bananas and caramel sweetness are apparent in the aroma, as is some aromatic spiciness. The first impression on taking a sip was surprise at how creamy the texture is. The carbonation mixes very well with the full body to make it seem almost "chewy". A slight yeastiness forms a base for the flavour, with fruit, nuts, spice, licorice, and some faint chocolate and bitterness mixed in. Alcohol warmth is noticeable at the finish and provides a slight spiced rum character as well. This is a spectacular beer, and definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2004 02:09:13 | More by DrJay
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ken3c

Michigan

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

Dark brown with lots of big bubbled foam tapers quickly but leaves a layer on top.

Smells like fruit and bread like a really good raison bread.

First taste is unexpectedly tart and fruity. Reminded me of the taste of mango. Very good and gets better. A big crescendo of taste and a surprising subtle aftertaste. Almost no sense of the high alcohol.

Very bubbly sensation makes it feel lighter than it is.

Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2004 04:49:05 | More by ken3c
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elmocoso

Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Huge, creamy, cream-colored head. Very bulbous with a loose knit texture. The brew is a muddy chocolate color or a cloudy cola. Head receides too quickly, maybe from the high alcohol.

Very estery nose - a little chocolaty with tones of cloves - malty.

Rich mouthfeel on the first drink. Smooth and malty with touches of caramel. A little pleasent bitterness in the deep finish.

This beer hides the alcohol very well. Smooth and refreshing.

I swerrel and pour the dregs of the bottle in to the glass and the yeast adds both body and gives a bready roundness to the beer.

Dangerously easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2004 20:43:05 | More by elmocoso
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Andreji

Colombia

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

In my most recent visit to 'Le sous-bock', in Les halles in the centre of paris, I decided to go for this Weizen, one of those "summer beers" that I must try before I head back home.

The body, dark toned in a brown, slightly translucid dusty pour, considerably carbonated with a thick head, slightly tanned past simply white. The smell gives off wheat and malt all at the same time, with a certain moderation and delicacy. The taste, quite soft but pleasant, follows the Weizen parameters and suggests not too much, but a combination of flavours, and a refreshing brew. nice.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2004 18:41:38 | More by Andreji
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hobbes2112

Texas

4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle

Pours a deep Pyrope color, very beautiful with a great white head of tiny bubbles.

Smell is fresh and of fig/raisin, raspberry, bran muffins, syrah grapes and of course alcohol. Well mixed and inviting.

Taste shows up to the party firing on all cylinders. Dark fruit, wheat, syrah/shirz-y pepper, spice and a dry alcohol finish.


Mouthfeel is great, not quite 5 material yet but getting close. The carbonation, body and overall "shape" of the beer fit the aroma and taste quite well.

Drinkability gets a good. I like this beer a lot and could really have this in a lot of situations. The only factor lowering the drinkability here is the alcohol content, I like the warming and slight buzz but this would turn a two beer happy hour to a one beer happy hour. (hey! money saver right?)

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2004 01:54:44 | More by hobbes2112
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Beastdog75

New Jersey

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

Aventinus is a brew that provides a lot of "entertainment" for the senses. The beer looks good, smells good, tastes good, and feels good. It masterfully combines elements of a doppelbock with some of the subtleties of a hefeweizen. This is definitely a beer that is worth trying.

Aventinus pours a hazy, copper-like brown color with a massive foam head that rests on top of the brew. The head lasts for a few minutes before vanishing. The smell starts off like a doppelbock, with some big malty scents of caramel present along with the presence of alcohol. After a few moments, some weisse smells come through such as spices and banana. The infamous "dark fruit" smell is here too. This beer feels quite smooth and is moderately carbonated. The bock qualities are immediately noticable upon tasting. The malt presence lends flavors of caramel and honey while the alcohol presence is quite noticable on the palette as well. A slight wheaty twang shows up to remind you of the wheat presence in the brew. This brew struck me as quite fruity, with apples, bananas, figs, and maybe even some cherry present as well. The flavors brought to mind a brandy in some ways. Some generic spiciness, cloves, and cinnamon were detectable but were not the focal point. Moderate dryness in the finish. Dryness continues on with the alcohol presence and the dark fruitiness, and the warming sensation from the alcohol is one of the most pleasant in recent memory.

This is a very nice brew. It would be perfect for the winter months, but I would drink this any time during the year. It is complex enough that everyone has their own interpretation of this brew. Don't just read the reviews, go buy this one and discover what lies inside this "trip in a bottle."

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2004 18:46:48 | More by Beastdog75
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DPMomutant

Missouri

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

Big head as this pours. Lasts a little bit before leaving just a little bit. Not much lacing. The body is dark brown, but not quite opaque.

The spiciness in the smell reminds me of some strong Belgians I've had lately but isn't quite as strong. Much fruitiness in there as well.

Not so much fruitiness in the taste. The spiciness really does come out now. The alcohol is not very evident in the taste. A little banana in the aftertaste.

Carbonation in this beer is on the high side but not too much. The body is a bit watery for my taste but doesn't detract from the overall experience. The alcohol is comforting in the finish.

Not a session-type beer, but great for after dinner or relaxing late at night (as I am now). A slow nightcap, and drinkable for what it is.

Overall this is very good. My first in this style but this is a great balance between the Weiss and the Bock styles and I would recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2004 06:26:09 | More by DPMomutant
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,537 ratings.