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

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Ratings: 3,835
Reviews: 2,008
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 230
Gots: 288 | FT: 7
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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

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

Pours with a huge, thick yellowish-white head. Stands well above an inch over the rim of my Weihenstephaner glass without spilling a drop. Body is dark and rich. Caramel colored.

Nose is spicy and complex. Spice, booze, banana, clove. This has it all!

Flavor is a real treat. Dense and rich, immensely complex. The spice and clove flavors are immediate and intense, the sweet banana and some cherry comes along a little bit later. The thick foam is sweet on my lips. Every sip seems to reveal something new as it warms. Interestingly, the ABV does not show up much in the flavor profile. Similar to a belgian quad in it's complexity. Outstanding!

Mouthfeel is medium, thick with foam, slightly slick.

Drinkability is very good. For it's ABV and flavor profile, it is quite easy drinking.

A brew of extraordinary magnitude!

Photo of sockeye101
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was a bit surprised, based on my findings, to see Aventinus with a 91 score. I feel it's a good beer, but for some reason, it's just not that good to me. This could be a case of sensory overload, however, as I can tell there's a lot going on in this bock's aroma and tastes, but it's hard to decifer exactly what it is. Upon pouring there was a nice firm tan head, and a murky, turbid, brown body that reminded me of swamp water...unreal. Then poof, the heads gone, not a trace, not even a whisper of head or lace for much of the drink. Aromas were thick with a yeasty, fruity, clovelike smell, that was very hard to decern. The taste also, was very complex wtih fruit and floral flavors and a hint of bitterness upfront and fading alcohol on the back end. Overall, a very fine drink, I would have again, but somehow I just don't understand the super high rating.

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

This is a really interesting beer. It reminds me of a cross between a dunkelweizen and a belgian strong dark ale. Very fruity like a belgian and pours a belgian-style head. Not much lacing down the glass, but who cares, the taste is phenomenal. Cherries, plums, and bananas seep through. Heavy alcohol warms in this well balanced brew. This beer attacks your taste buds. An outstanding beer, without a doubt.

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

Poured from a big .5l bottle to my Big and bulbous .5l Adventus Weissen glass. The liquid is brownish red and very cloudy with outstanding carbonation. The resulting head is huge and beautiful, 2 finger off white Rocky surface and a wonderful lacing.

The smell is quite complex. Loads of fruit and caramel not quite covering a lovely alcohol aroma.

The taste exceeds the nose, Sweet yeasty bread, lemons, dark fruit, caramel, & toffee. Wow what a winner.

The mouthfeel is very good nice full body, great carbonation, just really nice, no very nice indeed.

The drink ability it great, this is a top world class beer, Nothing bad and almost everything over and above, Prosit und Zum Wohl, MK

Photo of IntriqKen
3.45/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy dark amber with a half finger off white head that melts to fine lacing.
Aroma is surprisingly belgium in nature with dark fruits and moderate alcohol.
Taste is initially cinnamon..cinnamon then dark fruits like aprocots and plums and follows with a slight wheat drying and alcohol burn.
Aftertaste of wheat and alcohol.
Mouthfeel is very substantial.

Photo of DragYourBone
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Caveat - green rater with a preferance for strong ales (especially Belgian) who is tasting his first weizen.

Whoa! watch that pour!
A thick head billows atop an amber carbonated ale. Swirl the glass and the foam beautifully lingers on the side in a fantastic lace pattern.

The scent of the ale has a sweet pungence. I can't quite grasp all the fragrances - bananas, clove...I can't decipher the rest, but the melange is such that invites one in to take another sip.

The mouthfeel is quite nice...a medium fullness on the tongue with sweet hops spikes and then a lingering malty taste in the back.

Drinkability - I wasn't sure at first bite - the hop spikes had me wondering at first, but I settled into the style and it settled on me quite nicely. Definitely a thirst quencher and a sipping ale at the same time.

I will have to try some others from the same style to really compare this ale.

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

Aventinus! Poured a dark "cow brown" color with a beatiful two-fingered head which settled down rather quickly to a thin head that lingered around for the remainder of the glass. Beautiful looking beer which has good lacing while drinking but nothing that sticks to the glass. Smells of bready, yeasty, bananas, clove, coriander. The taste is just...WOW. Coming through the palate is Yeast, breadiness, coriander, honeydew, some cherries, a little anise, bananas, and an unbelievable clove finish with some alcohol warmth. Extremely complex brew here and ridiculously YUMMY. One of the better tasting beers I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, velvety, and moderate-high carbonation. I could drink these everyday to start off a session. Absolutely amazing beer. A true masterpiece of the style. Hats off.

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

Pour resulted in a nice deeb brown color with red hints in the light. A nice fluffy inch high white head retains for quite a while. Only a handful of carbonation bubbles can be seen. Small clumps of watery lacing.

Th main scent of this beer is a nice malty aroma. The malt blends nicely with an almost equally as strong scent of banana nut bread. A slight after odor of alcohol to open the nose at end.

A very nice blend of spice flavors includes pepper, anise, and clove. A light malt flavor helps the beer go down smooth. A second taste brings a flavor of raisins and prunes. There is a very faint hit of banana flavor. A light alcohol finish helps to balance the sweetness of the fruits, and the boldness of the spice flavors.

A very nice thick body. A very nice linguering effect of the main spices in the body. Decent carbonation kick.

Overall, great quality. This would be a very nice strong beer to pair with a nice german meal of wursts and sauerkraut. If you like the style of beer this is a definte must try.

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

Poured from 500 ml bottle into my weizen glass, no lemon or orange wedge added!

Appearance - Pours a dark nutty brown color that is quite hazy. THe head is very large, and somewhat soapy, (although still very smooth). It dissipates at a fairly fast pace and settles at a nice cap floating on the brew. The lacing is decent. There are some nice carbonation columns rising energentically from the bottom of the glass.

Smell - Sweet cooked bananas on the nose. The malt is quite rich and almost tastes slightly roasted (similar malt character to a porter). The hops are very crips, with nice floral and citrus notes, which work together well. There are obvious notes of clove and possibly some cinnamon. There is a background alcohol warmth that is very soothing.

Taste - Again sweet cooked banans from the start. I can also taste some molasses and fresh sugar cane in the mix. The spices and hops really come alive in the taste. Obvious notes of clove and cinnamon again, and some floral and a bit citrusy in the hop department...which are also quite crisp and clean tasting. The malt is very bready, and have somewhat of a buscuity flavor. The roasted flavor of the malt does not show itself in the taste nearly as much as I could smell it. There are some earthy notes from the wheat and yeast, but very slight and far in the background of the rest of the medly. A very great taste, one of the best weizens I've ever had.

Mouthfeel - This beer has a light- to medium-body and is quite smooth (smoother than I had anticipated). The carbonation has no uncomfortable bitiness to it, and it's very smooth and frothy (but the beer does not "vaporize" in your mouth!). The alcohol is barely noticeable in the taste but still gives a slight warming sensation.

Drinkability - There is absolutely nothing harsh or unpleasant about this weizen. It is very, very easy to drink, especially with an 8.2% ABV (which I couldn't really even notice).

Overall, the best (or very close to the best) weizen I have ever had. It has lots of complexity (which most weizens I've had lacked severely). The carbonation is very smooth and refreshing, and the alcohol is deviously hidden. A MUST have (repeatedly) weizenbock!

Photo of Drew966
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Aventinus pours a caramel brown, darker and murkier toward the top of the glass into an Aventinus glass from a brown .5 liter bottle. It smells like clove, banana, and more clove. Definitely an intese smelling beer. The mouthfeel is thick and full. Loads of banana and clove flavor. Some alcohol warming This really is an excellent beer, it has the flavors of a weiss beer on steroids. Almost the equivalent, perhaps, of what Americans have done to the IPA, pimp it out to the max. Highly recommended.

Photo of goochpunch
4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a murky brown with carbonation running up the sides of the glass forming a thin ring of bubbles around the liquid's surface. Smells strongly of bananas and light rum booziness with slight chocolate from the dark malts. The best way to describe the flavor of this beer is chocolate drizzled and lightly clove spiced banana bread. Tastes like a pumped up dunkelweizen all around. Just a hint of alcohol. Additional flavors of raisins, dates, and other dried fruits. There is also a very bright tart and sweet combination in the finish that prevents this from becoming to tiring on the palate. Mouthfeel is of sturdy body with pleasant viscosity combined with lively bubbles. With excelent body and flavor makes this a great drinker.

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

Presentation: This beer is an eye-catching 500 ml German style bottle. It was actually not on my list when I walked past it in State College and it grabbed my eye.

Appearance: Pours a rusty brown color into my Hefe Weizen Glass with a large tan head.

Smell: It has a strong yeast aroma that provides a distinct twang followed by caramel malts dark fruits and spices; and then there is a bit of apple cider and pumpkin pie aroma rising up through the center to make a statement of presence in the nose.

Taste: What a truly unique treat. I am hooked. It is every thing I like in a Dunkel with more booze and the deep rum raisin flavors I love in a DoubleBock. The yeast the wheat the spicy cloves in the stinging aftertaste all keep this beer remarkably interesting. From the top. It starts out with a gentle alcohol warming sensation and is immediately followed by fruity yeasty twang with spices of clove and nutmeg sweet malts and hint of banana drizzled in caramel and a hint of chocolate, following. The aftertaste may be the best feature. Wow, I can't stop wanting more. There is a residual spiciness that keep beckoning for the next sip.

Mouthfeel: This is a full body beer with plenty of carbonation.

Drinkability: Wow. I can't even explain how easily this beer drinks. I am thinking we should defiantly buy stock in it though. Private Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH. I wonder if they are a publicly held stock? ;-) It is that freaking good. I suggest buying a case.

Hope this is helpful.

Photo of DaveFL1976
3.7/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark oak/caramel color, slightly hazy with a foamy tan head that unfortunately didn't stick around too long.
Smell is nice. Sweet caramel/toffee with a hint of candy sugar sweetness. Some alcohol comes through on the nose.
Taste was caramel, sweet, a little smokey and dry yet still smooth. Alcohol is a bit too noticable. There is a bit of acidity or tartness at the end of the swallow.
A light mouthfeel with light carbonation, but the aftertaste and harshness makes for a pretty good, but not great drinkability.

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

Appearance: Chocolate brown suspended in golden orange--totally unique and compelling. Cloudy, pours with a big head that subsides to light suds. Low viscosity.

Aroma: Banana, chocolate, cloves, orange and some lactose sour notes. Sour wheat finish combines with peppery hops and a little booze. Phenomenal.

Taste: Great. Full weizen flavor, with banana esters, orange, cloves. Chocolate and toffee background from the bock malts and hops and chalk in the finish. Great blend of sweet bock tendencies and some of the sour wheat notes. Fruity in a way that many bocks aren't.

Mouthfeel: Great doppelbock body--slightly lighter, with good malts and subtle cleansing hops--combines with the finish of a wheat beer. More aggressive carbonation that is typical of weizens.

Drinkability: Definitely the standard and the standard-killer for weizenbocks. Simply superb combination of wheat and bock tendencies, resulting in a ridiculously drinkable beer. I enjoyed this bottle as much as I enjoyed my first encounter with this in the Schneiderbrau restaurant in Munich.

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

pours a murky brown colour with a big fluffy head. 10 min later there's still about a quarter inch of head. no real lace, but it maintains that head pretty much the whole way down the glass.

aroma is nice. spicy, with a bit of clove. some sweetness.

taste is great. fruit and spice, with a nice lingering sweetness. clove and pepper. orange peel and a bit of grape. really dry finish. slightly warming going down. a little bitterness.

mouthfeel is odd. it's dry, but has fairly high carbonation.

drinkability is good. the alcohol isn't noticeable in the taste, but you feel its warmth once it's gone. dry and easy to drink.

Photo of AmorousAngel
3.78/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall Weizen Glass from a 500 ml bottle. A nice, clear reddish brown with a small fluffy head. The head quickly died down to a small ring around the glass. Any lacing that you see as you take a drink quickly slides down the side of the glass; it does not adhere. Tiny bubbles can be seen rising throughout the life of the drink.

Lacks the heavy roasted malt aroma that I have come to associate with the darker dopplebocks, but has an excellent wheat and fruit aroma.

Definite wheat beer flavor, with a little bit of raisin. Nicely balanced hops and malt.

Smooth and medium bodied. A bit of a tingle of carbonation.

This may be a bit TOO drinkable at 8% alcohol; it could get you into trouble if you aren't careful. I will definitely have this one again. Very well done.

Photo of Graebner
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a ruby brown with a finger of creamy head that dies down to just a layer of froth. Lots of bubble column activity. The beer is unfiltered and bottle fermented, so it's translucent, though clearer than most similar beers.

Smells of fruit and freshly baked bread, with noticable esters and a barely-burnt popcorn aroma sneaking in. The above-average smell belies the incredible taste.

Taste is very sweet cake with rum, cloves, and nutmeg, some dried dark fruit (raisins, maybe dates, and prunes), lush caramel and toffee flavors, and a crisp and nutty finish. Wow. This one is really a complex and powerful brew, worthy of kings.

Mouthfeel is balanced extremes. The up front taste is syrupy sweet, but the finish is equally extreme with crisp, biting carbonation and a touch of hops and alcohol. The two titans balance each other perfectly, like yin and yang, or Laurel and Hardy, or the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. It's like having a Mac truck on either end of a see-saw. It's amazing. Few indeed are the places one can find such tremendous expressions of a particular trait, yet also find them in balance and not overpowering. The beer finishes cleanly, no cloying. A slight alcohol taste remains, but it's *very* slight and mixed with malty goodness and traces of hops. This is GOOD brew.

Overall, a beer I could drink all night long. This one will do your stomach right, I think. At $3.59 for 500ml (~17oz), it will do your wallet right as well. This is a winner, simply an astounding presentation of the style. This makes two excellent beers by Schneider & Sohn, and I expect the weissen-eisbocks I have downstairs will be a third. Get this stuff.

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

Wow, you can taste the wheat!
Anyways, pours out like dark tea with a slight hint of orange.
Two fingers of slightly tan foam that doesn't lace much but it hangs around for quite some time.
Wheat Clove and Banana are here in abundance. Wonderful mix and none are overpowering.
Sweet and hot are the two words I would use to describe this concoction.
There is a bitterness at the back of the mouth followed by an alcoholic warmth in the back of the throat.
I could drink 2 or 3 of these at a sitting.

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

Sampled: 7.22.06

The beer is dark golden brown, like rich mulled cider. A nice big bubbled 1 inch head rests on top and fades gracefully like the foam from soda, leaving no lacing on the glass.

The aroma is complex. Rich dark fruits up front. The wheat malt banana smell is darker, like cooked & caramalized bananas. Spices like clove and nutmeg reside in the heady air trapped below the lip of my thick, wide mouthed brandy snifter. The nose warming alcohol mingles nicely with that spiciness.

The flavor sticks to the dark fruit motif of the nose. Fig and raisin and more over ripened banana swirl gently with the cloves and other spices. These spices are not as prevalent in the mouth as, say, a regular Hefe (the cloves in particular), but are certainly a nice touch. It is no doubt similar, but much richer and malty than a Hefe. An overall sweetness prevails throughout each sip. There’s a tangy finish and you don’t sense the 8% ABV until it’s swallowed and warming your belly. Despite all this going on, the brew is STILL light in the mouth and it’s high carbonation keeps the beer lively. Fantastic beer all around.

Drinkabilty? For 8% it’s off the charts, but I like savoring a bottle, personally. Great beer, one of my favorites for sure. It will eternally astound me that these German beers have just 4 ingredients in them. Stellar.

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

Pours a dark cloudy brown with a off-white thick head. Good lasting power of the head and decent lacing.

Aroma is of wheat, some caramel sweetness and some banana.

Taste is quite interesting. Definitely the alcohol comes through and some clove, wheat and sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and quite cleansing.

Overall, quite drinkable but the ABV tends to limit my intake. Very unique and well worth trying. I'm looking forward to my next one.

Photo of chaps77
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Purchased this in the bottle from a local establishment. Pours a nice deep brown color. The nose is incredible. Just when I thought that the nose was going to be the best part, I took my first sip and WOW!!! The finish was so smooth and continued for upwards of 30 seconds. Highly recommended!
This is a beer that I will continue to come back to time and again.

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

Sits a dark, murkey brown in my Aventinus glass. Tiny streams of carbonation work their way from bottom to the foamy three finger cap. The head quickly disappears to leave just a thin whisp, and lacing is nonexistent. The nose is a spicy montage of chocolate, clove, banana and a bit of black pepper. The flavors pull out much of the same, with some plum and perhaps a touch of citrus and noticeable tastes of bubblegum. The alcohol becomes a bit more detectable as it warms. Fine, almost champagne-like carbonation is revealed in the mouth, which is creamy and medium/full. This a satisfying beer that could leave you feeling full and a bit heady (the alcohol sneaks up on you) after one 16.9oz. bottle... two might be my limit on this one.

A unique brew which stands in a class by itself and is sets the standard for a weizenbock. A must try and highly recommended.

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

Poured a dark mahgany/brown. The head formed quickly to a creamy white inch. Aromas from this unique brew are yeasty , ripe darker fruit , not quite ripe banana , and some nice mellow caramel. The taste is very complex and good. It starts off with the dark fruit flavors like raisin and plum , rich malt throughout , some tart wheat, well hidden alchohol, and a slightly spicy finish with a bit of clove and hint of cinnamon. Mouthfeel is fairly effervecent. This weizenbock is an exellent and different beer. Tastes good!

Photo of BAbaracus
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Packaged in paper wrapper dated 2000

Pours a ruddy, milky brown with deep orange highlights. Minimal head with large carb bubbles

Raisins, apple, assorted citrus, molasses, a bit of brown sugar on the nose, buoyed by undercurrents of wheat, yeast and alcohol.

Thick and foamy on the tongue, goes down like cream

Fermented apple kick precedes sugary malt awash in mild alcohol substratum. Six years of age apparently suits this bad boy pretty well. Assertive dichotomy between the soured fruit and candied malt blends well without dissipating into bland inoffensive.

I can't really imagine tiring of this one too quickly, although that abv is liable to creep up on you.

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

What an interesting beer. It's a deep brown/amber color, with maybe the slightest hint of red. Head is small and dissapears. You can smell the alcohol, as well as wheatiness and sour cherries. The taste is a great balance of yeasty wheat and malts, with a mild alcohol finish. The alcohol becomes more pronounced upon warming. Mouthfeel is excellent, it goes down great and has quite a bit of carbonation.

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,835 ratings.