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

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Ratings: 3,782
Reviews: 2,003
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 224
Gots: 269 | FT: 7
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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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Photo of soulgrowl
3.7/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear, cherry-brown, tea-like body. Incredibly massive, ivory, marshmallowy head with great retention.

Smell: Malted milk balls hit me first. Whoa. Then come bowlfuls of ripe bananas and bright, schnapps-like alcohol. Beneath that, fruit such as red grapes and cherries accompany sweet Hawaiian bread and mild chocolate aromas.

Taste: Everything from the nose, especially bananas, plus clove, apple cider, and a little musty yeast. A tidal wave of acerbic, up-front alcohol threatens to destroy the beer's complexities (along with my tastebuds), but it is still good.

Mouthfeel: The alcohol is just too fiery. Otherwise, it's fairly pleasant, light-bodied and slightly chewy.

Drinkability: Well, it's a fine beer but not one I want to have every night. The overly extroverted alcohol betrays the other flavors and makes this beer not as drinkable as it could be.

soulgrowl, May 12, 2006
Photo of brushpig
3.13/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Huge head, with a cloudy red amber look to it.
Malty, fruity in the nose.
You can definitely feel the carbination that leaves your tongue tingly.
The taste of chocalate,spices, coffee ,and what seems to be bananas, that for me left a unpleasant after taste. You can taste
the sweetness of the fruits, and sense the high alcohol content.
Still a good experience, but not sure how many more I'll have of this beer.

brushpig, May 09, 2006
Photo of Vancer
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great brew, but the cost could keep it from being in the fridge often. At the beginning, a clear mahogany brown pour, with a solid ivory topping. At the end, with I mixed the sediment, of course it turned ruddy brown, thick and chewy, yum.

Sweet malts and clove in the aroma and tasting, also noting some caramel undertones. A very sweet brew (making more than a couple bottles questionable), I would suggest this one for anybody - a fine solid brew. Very full bodied and carbonated.

Aventinus can stand alone with hard-core craft drinkers, or would make a good cross-over brew for beginners.

Vancer, May 09, 2006
Photo of Domingo
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

EDIT: This is even better when fresh. Pick some up at the Weisses Brauhaus in Munich for a REAL treat.

(You know after 2 years of wondering why the brew sometimes kicks me in the teeth, I noticed that my local Old Chicago often mislabels the Aventinus Eisbock. This brew is wonderful, but that one just doesn't do it for me!)

Pours a cloudy brown color. You won't notice much difference between this an a dunkel weisen, although this might be slightly darker.

Smells are potent, but wonderful. Everything from chocolate, to banana, clove, dates, and sweet bread. Reminds me a little of ultra-potent banana bread.

Flavors change as this one warms. While this one starts out very bread-y, the chocolate flavor starts to come out more as time passes. The banana smell hold strong, but the flavor focuses more on cloves and sweet yeast. Alcohol's definitely there, but it's not too strong.

Mouthfeel is actually just right. It's just like drinking a dunkel weizen. No thicker or thinner.

Drinkability is solid. After being scared of this beer for so long...it's funny that I was drinking a different beer 1/2 the time. When drinking the Weizenbock, I have no issues in drinking a full bottle or even a second.

This is a definite world-class beer. My best advice is just to make sure you're drinking the Weizenbock and not the Weizen-Eisbock. The bottles look the same, so ask to look at the bottle before your server pours it!

Domingo, May 09, 2006
Photo of jaluria
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The return to cold weather for a few days motivated me to bust out this beer and what a treat it was.

Poured a cloudy, rust-brown color with a bubble-laiden, soft, cream colored head that dissipated quickly and left just a touch of lacing. High level of carbonation with very tiny bubbles gracing the surface; seemed like I was dreaming. An incredible number of aromas seemed to come out including honey, grains, earth, sweet fruit, and alcohol. The taste was dominated by that of dark fruit and wheat. Subtle earth (mud) and smoked flavors added character and depth. The texture was slightly chewy with a medium-finish that seemed to involve figs and dates. The beer starts off smooth and semi-sweet, but finishes bitter. Start to finish this is one of the most incredible and flavorful brews I've ever had.

jaluria, May 04, 2006
Photo of wedge
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clouded mahogany with a thin, bubbly off-white head that lingers throughout. Very rich, delicious aroma of ripened dark fruits, light complex phenols, and spices. The taste is a mosaic of savory deliciousness. Luscious malts, tart fruits, soft spices, wheat, even a hint of chocolate - the flavors just wash over the tongue. Medium-full body with a slight creaminess and just a trace of alcohol.

Damn that's good beer. Outstanding.

wedge, Apr 30, 2006
Photo of tastybeer
4.8/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color of red and brown tones with white head. Nice white ring lasts for the retention. Aroma is very pleasant. Wholesome malts with banana bread, honey, spice, apple, and some faint caramel or toffee sweetness. Mmmmm for taste. Various flavors of sweet malts and fruits weave around in your mouth. Banana and some sort of dark fruits, cloves and spice, and wheat and yeast. Delectable. Great mouthfeel. Gritty and grainy with a velvet like smoothness. Cabonation is just right and adds to the mouthfeel. For 8% very drinkable. Too good to be hard to drink.

A more awesome "dunkel bock" version of the original Schneider Weisse Hefe, which was very yummy itself.

tastybeer, Apr 30, 2006
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4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to timtheenchanta for spliting this bottle with me.

This beer poured a very deep amber color with a frothy white head that holds well and laces nicely. The smell is primarily of belgian yeast but also has hints of sweet wine like aromas. The taste is very Belgian like which is probably due to the yeast. The beer is also very sweet with dark fruit taste but maintains its its bock like characteristics. The beer is nicely thick with some decent dryness. Overall, I am a little tired of the Belgian yeast flavor at the moment but this one did not dissapoint too much and is pretty good.

MSchae1017, Apr 26, 2006
Photo of czechsaaz
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is slightly sweet but is distinctly "Wheaty." There's also a lot of estery fermentation aroma and some phenols as is common with Bavarian Wheat beers. Not as powerful phenolic as a bavarian weiss, but some of the character is there in a light banana nose.

Deep reddish brown colored with a huge off white head. Lots of rising carbonation. Great balance of sweet flavors and light hops and wheat dryness. Everything plays together well.

Flavor is initially sweet and malty. But there's definitely the dry tartness from high % of wheat in the grain bill. Very fruity and caramel flavors on the back end.

Full bodied and creamy on the palate. A little bit warming halfway through the glass. Body is not so big that it seems thick.

Very smooth and easy driking for an 8% beer. A benchmark beer for the style. Not necessarily the best (there's a czech brewery that makes a better one IMO) but if you want to know what a Weizen DoppelBock is all about, this is where to start.

czechsaaz, Apr 26, 2006
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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This I had had a few times past but didn't immediately rate it and figured its better to be honest, so I re-bought it and re-drank it and rated it as best I could. Here we go.
Poured into my snifter a dark brown, opaque and had a HUGE foamy tan head that I had to let die down for several minutes. The retention was some of the best I've ever seen. Reminiscent of a tripel. Good lacing.
Sour fruits, wheat, chocolate and sweet malts, alcohol, bubblegum, candy sugars, over-ripe bananas. SO much going on here, its hard for a novice like me to get it all straight! Needless to say its extremely complex.
The taste was sour cherries, wheat, alcohol, spices and malts. Once agian, so much its hard to tell.
Though the mouthfeel was fizzy and bitter at first, later fading into a smooth sweetness, it was well balanced and very enjoyable. Quite drinkable, but the higher ABV might not allow you to enjoy the complexity after a few glasses. Try it.

sinistrsam, Apr 25, 2006
Photo of timtheenchanta
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Almost purple brown appearance with a thin head that holds but yields little lacing. Loads of carbonation bubbles continuously float up from the bottle of the glass.

Large wheat smell with some alcohol and chocolate malt.

Tastes are along the same lines being very sweet initially with some yeasty flavors initially and the alcohol flavor very strong in the finish.

This is a great beer that I can't get enough of. Delightful.

timtheenchanta, Apr 24, 2006
Photo of Zorro
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cave aged bottle, bottled 2001.

Pours the standard Aventinus look at first and then I decided to swirl in the yeast. Adding cave aged yeast might not be the best way to enjoy it, I succeeded in adding brown yeast chips to the head. The head on the cave-aged version dissipates very much quicker than the fresh version. Color is a slightly paler shade of brown and is somewhat clearer. Carbonation level is at least the same as the non-aged version and seems to me to be a bit higher.

Smell is sweet and extremely nutty in aroma much like good dry sherry. There is a strong scent of heavy molasses now that makes this beer distinctly candy like. The trademark Aventinus spiciness has diminished to this point to smell much like a spiced wine and reminds me a great deal of Gluwein.

Taste is less sweet with a fairly strong molasses flavor and a good nutty flavor. Flavor seems to have morphed in to something like a Belgian Brown ale as the fruity and spicy flavors have melded with the molasses flavors. What is left is smooth Christmas spiced strong brown ale. The yeast chunks that I disturbed have mostly settled to the bottom of the Weizen glass by now.

Mouthfeel has diminished a bit, seems to be expected, as it does seem that lots of wheat protein solids have fallen out of suspension.

Drinkability remains good and there really aren’t any signs of oxidation, the high carbonation level and the cap seal were in perfect condition when this was opened 5 years after bottling. Possibly the aged version of Aventinus deserves a separate entry in the BA database?

500 ml bottle received from LuckySevens82 and BIF33 - Team Spring.

Zorro, Apr 23, 2006
Photo of pentathlete
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours into the tall weizen glass with a monstrous antique head full of tightly packed bubbles. Opaque at the top of the glass and translucent below. Smell is spicy banana, the traditional wheat nose. Taste is a luscious banana bread with a soda like spritz following. Spiciness on the edges that mixes with a reasonable sweetness at the finish. Mouthfeel is nice and full at the start and thins out considerably in the finish probably due to that fine bubble carbonation. Oh so easy to quaff. We grilled some NY strips, medium rare, and this is what we chose to have with it. Superb.

pentathlete, Apr 21, 2006
Photo of wjimson
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Uncapped this bottle on a beautiful spring evening. The smell of the beer is a bit slight, but then the head settled nicely with a rich, silky looking foam. This foam added to the texture, which then added to the thickness of the sweet wheat flavour. The flavour is also caramel, and plum like. Slight acidic and dry finish with a hint of alcohol flavour. Very satisfying. This beer is to be sipped and admired

wjimson, Apr 19, 2006
Photo of artusory
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown body with an initially big, fizzy, off-white head. The aroma is banana, wheat and cloves. The flavor is wheat, caramel, toffee, cinnamon and apples. The finish is long, slightly bitter and a bit tart as well. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with lively carbonation that bites the tongue. Impressive.

artusory, Apr 19, 2006
Photo of Backer2004
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mmmm boy, that was at tasty one. Very pleased with Aventinus on my vacation in Georgia. Nice copper color which displayed a bit of yeast sediment. Can understand this as a wheat beer with great notes of chocolate and fruit. Very easy to finish. After not drinking for quite a while, I could feel this one, very warm in the stomach.

Backer2004, Apr 16, 2006
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4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Hefe glass. An extremely large, dense, egg white colored head forms. About three fingers thick in size. Slowly dissipates and leaves very nice lacing. Beer is hazy but light penetrates. Burnt orange in color.

Aroma is sweet and yeasty and alcoholic and coriander. Very pleasant aroma. Smells wheaty but looks bocky. Sweet aroma seems to dominate the overall smell. Spicy corriander and pepper are prominant as well.

Sweet tasting. Not quite as refreshing as a wheat beer. Alcoholic flavors as well as orange and lemon peel. Spiciness abounds which is great. Yeast rears its head and that Belgian candi sugar flavor as well.

A wonderful beer overall. Not quite what I expected. I expected a little more doppelbock but instead was presented with a predominant wheat beer. A nice beer with a medium to heavy body and great carbonation. A real delight.

SaCkErZ9, Apr 10, 2006
Photo of evanackerman
3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

this beer pours a dark brown with a huge billowing head.

smell: wheaty. a bit of alcohol

taste is rich complex ripe fruits and wheat with just a tinge of alcohol burn

mouthfeel is very smooth, lovely.

drinkability is bit low due to high ABV.

overall, a very nice dark wheat, probably my favorite of the style. a must try beer.

evanackerman, Apr 09, 2006
Photo of boulevard2
3.08/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle 2004

Smells foral, sweet and medicinal with hints of figs and raisins. Heavy dose of cloves and wheat. Lots of alcohol definatly a sipping beer. Taste bites the tongue and warms the inside, a great winter warmer. Definatly a good beer but its drinkability isn't there for me just a little to strong.

boulevard2, Apr 09, 2006
Photo of doppelmeup
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a 500ml bottle of this today with great anticipation, after seeing it so highly rated on the Best of BA. I like doppelbocks, but have never had a wheat doppelbock.

Poured it into a pilsner glass, and got a several inch tall head, which settled fairly quickly and left little lacing on the glass. It was a cloudy, medium amber color. Lots of champagne-like, tiny bubbles.

This smelled very much like a malty Belgian ale. Definite yeasty aromas with some sweet malt and banana aromas in the background. I wasn't expecting this much yeastiness.

The taste reminded me of a Belgian as well. Bubblegum, overripe bananas, yeast. I'm a little dissappointed in this. I was expecting it to be more like the doppelbocks I've had with rich maltiness, rather than like a Belgian ale. I wouldn't say it tastes bad, but it is not what I was looking for.

You can feel the carbonation all over the mouth, and it leaves a fairly dry palate in its wake. Not overly thick or chewy.

Overall, I'm disappointed in this beer, especially with its high ranking on the "Best of" list. It was rather expensive compared to other doppelbocks, but I don't think it was worth the extra $$. I probably won't buy this one again.

doppelmeup, Apr 08, 2006
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Served from a 500ml. bottle at just below cellar temperature in a flute.

A - Pours a slightly murky, tawny brown color with orange highlights and a big, dense, creamy head that defies gravity. Lots of activity in the glass as bubbles rise from many points. Lacing is huge and curtainy while taking a sip, but slowly falls back without leaving much on the walls of the glass.

S - Big, overripe banana pervades the smell of this beer, mingling with other notes of organic yeast, light malts, spicy cloves and millipedes. Yes, millipedes. Shaking your head in disbelief? Google it. You'll see what I mean. Sort of a cross between wet, decaying wood and a strange chemical sweetness. Nevertheless, it's quite an excellent bouquet.

T - Right up front you'll find the refreshing character of a Weissbier. Yeasty with lemony hints. In the middle, the big malts shine through, giving a spicy sweetness that really balances the tartness. The swallow brings out a tinge of the alcohol, but that is quickly replaced by a lingering brown sugar taste in the aftertaste. Excellent depth and character. Big body without lack of refreshment.

M - Enters the mouth with commanding presence, slowly growing to a wonderful, mouth filling consistency. Slight tingle on the tongue, and a satisfying throat coating swallow.

D - I could drink this one all afternoon, but at 8% ABV, my common sense steers me clear. This beer is one of the most defining brands for the style. Superb.

EPseja, Apr 06, 2006
Photo of EPICAC
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I purchased a 500 mL bottle at Downtown Wine & Spirits, partly due to things I've heard/read, partly because of the cool paper wrapper. Accordind to the label this bottle was brewed in 2001. I let this warm to around 45º F and served in my UFO Weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy brown with thick beige head that thins at a moderate pace and eventually disappears completely. Large chucks of yeast settle at the bottom.

Smell: I detect a malty, caramel sweetness, with notes of dark fruit (raisins, upon thinking back). I get very light banana, something I could have missed had I not been looking for it, and light alcohol.

Taste: I get spicy clove flavors upfront, as well as fruity and caramel flavors in the center. The finish is lightly bitter, with warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel: This beer is moderately carbonated, and pleasantly tingly. It's medium-bodied and silky smooth.

Drinkability: Delicious, and easy to drink. Much more so than I expected based on the rich malt flavors.

Overall: I liked this beer a lot. It combined some of the characters that I like in Hefe Weizens with nice rich malt flavors.

EPICAC, Apr 05, 2006
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on-tap at the Weisses Brauhaus in Munich.

A: Murky chestnut, off-white head, some retention and lace.

S: Fruit bread! Bready malt, fruity esters, raisin, sherry.

T: Bready, fruity, warming alcohol, very well rounded.

M: Moderate to full body is slightly creamy. Moderate carbonation.

D: Quite good, especially considering the strength!

Derek, Apr 05, 2006
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4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from Purple and Gold labeled, Brown 500 ml bottle. dark caramel, slightly off white inch head that settles to 1/4 inch 10 minutes later. Remains a 1/8th or so head the entire weizen glass. Slight lacing but none sticks eternally.

Before you can even get your nose over the glass. yeast, slight banana, malty hints, oh so inviting. Resistance is futile.

Frothy mouthfeel, carbonation zings the tonque

Starts with yeast, slight malt, melds into banana, some spice, goes down into a hint of hop, fruity not bitter, extremely subtle, mild alcohol finish, kind of dry. After is still yeast, caramel, coffee or chocolate? Maybe I'm just thinking of the first time I tried it awhile back. Maybe not this time I'm just expecting it, and sort of missing it. All of this strengthens as it warms keeping your interested until the last drop. Alchohol becomes a little more noticable. At 8% it's not surprising but pretty well masked, just perfect.

Always a treat. So good you should try not to spoil yourself and have it too often. One bottle is more than enough. Buy a few and save them for special occasions.

mochunk, Apr 04, 2006
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was reccomended by a friend, who happens to be a beer advocate member.
The color of the beer was a very dark brown with a tint of red. There was large amounts of tan head that did not last. The beer smelled of strong yeast and malt. With first taste of this beer, I was suprised by the amount of carbonation. Once I got over the carbination I was able to taste strong malt followed by hints of banana and cloves. There was a large amount of sediment in the bottom of the glass. This was a very smooth beer and once I became used to the carbonation, it was a delight on the palate.

poppercherry, Apr 03, 2006
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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