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

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Ratings: 3,978
Reviews: 2,048
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 257
Gots: 357 | FT: 6
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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

Formerly Schneider Aventinus.
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Ratings: 3,978 | Reviews: 2,048
Photo of ohmybock
4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

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

Served on-tap in traditional glassware.

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

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

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

Mouthfeel: Nice thicker body with a soft smoothness.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What a terrific beer! Highly recommended.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The aroma is sweet smelling, fruity and spicy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

M: Creamy and full. Very thick and filling.

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

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

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

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

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

S - Bubblegum

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

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

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

Overall, very nice just not my favourite style.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo of drinkininthewood
3.84/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from a 500ml pop off bottle

A- brown/foggy in color. Nice pour, small tan head which disappears after a few seconds.

S- Fruits, Bananas/orange peels, coriander, kind of spicy as well.

T- Very fruity, lots of banana, clove, citrus, bread>very nice

M- medium bodied, carbonation is persistent but not over the top, very well done.

D- Very enjoyable. Could definately have a few of these with a nice turkey dinner and not feel stuffed after.

Overall i recommend this. The flavor is very distinct>awsome

Photo of kajerm
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle with a dignfied, Teutonic-looking label. Pours dark brown and cloudy with a golden ring of haze at the edges. It's a beautiful beer, and it'd have an easy five for appearance if it could retain a head without a forced pour-- maybe the high ABV kills the weizen head?

There is a powerful aroma of banana custard esters, malts, and spices. Alcohol is almost if not entirely undetectable Smells like a hefeweizen with all the knobs turned up to 11.

Opens up with roasted malts that grow mid-palate, along with heavy esters and malted wheat. Malty and estery flavors give way to crisp noble hops on the finish. Pretty hoppy for a german wheat beer, but it suits the flavor profile perfectly. Spicy phenols (and maybe alcohol) are also show up at various times. Definitely more weizen than bock, and that's not a bad thing.

The mouthfeel is heavy, laden with yeast and some crisp carbonation. Even at 8% ABV, it's as poundable as any wheat beer on Earth.

Photo of MusicmanSD
3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Love the purple label, makes the bottle stick out on a shelf. This pours a dark ruby color with slightly off white head that just billows in my hefe glass. Just from the 16.9 oz. bottle it felt like I had to do a Guinness pour just to get the whole damn bottle in the glass. Good off the bat. The smell has a whisk of alcohol to it already and this is dead "bock" cold, and it shows in the taste right after the immediate sip is taken. Has alot of character to it underneath though, its just the alcohol masks it fairly heavily unfortunately... ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE WHEAT INFLUENCE!!! The mouthfeel is quite good, and makes for an interesting mix of wheat ale character and bock sweetness. A very interesting beer, however not my style. Well...not yet at least. I recommend it as something every BA should try.

Photo of BlueHammer
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a deep brown opaque color. It has strong fruit smell, particular bananas and some slight prune overtones. The beer is moderately carbonated but that is balanced with the strong banana flavor. It was served on-tap with a slight head that left moderate lacing that did not stay long. The taste is sweet through and through, giving it a balanced flavor. It has a smooth taste and finish. An excellent on-tap selection.

Photo of nathanho
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - 500 ml serving pours muskeg (Alaskan for peat bog) water brown with a lot of fizzy cream soda head that all but disappears; if you let it sit and warm awhile it takes on a bit of a 'brandy in a snifter' quality. Second pour produces an opaque fog.

S - Banana bread, wheat and pleasant pure alcoholic nose...raisins & big cloves; doughier on second, swirled pour.

T - More bananas, more bread, malt, roasted grain, raisins, dominating cloves...walnuts; mild, waltzing alcohol. To say that this is a beer with flavor would be to say that the Marianas Trench is deep. Swirling bottom contents on second pour infuses yeast and dough.

M - Smooth but not too viscous, carbonation persistent, slightly astringent; if left to sit and warm it takes on a bit of a 'brandy in a snifter' quality; second cloudy pour is more viscous, less astringent than 'slightly astringent'.

D - Worth a few numbers around the dance floor until you need to take a cab home; this girl can dance.

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

Poured into a Weizen glass. The color is a nice deep, dark amber that has about 1 finger worth of head to start, but that disappears quickly leaving no lacing; lots of carbonation bubbles as well. The smell is dominated by clove and banana with a slight roasted character as well. The taste is huge on banana & the spicy clove character as well and the finish is dry and slightly citrusy - a perfect dessert beer. This is a well carbonated beer, but a little more creaminess and this would be better off. This beer is absolutely delicious & a wonderful example of what this style (and beer in general) should strive to be. Highest recommendation.

Photo of cichief
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a single (500 ml) in Laurel, MD for $3.49.

A- Pours a deep brown, with a thick, tan head.

S- Strong banana smell, with a spicy clove scent, very intense.

T- Strong Banana-Clove, very sweet, but finishes dry and spicy.

M- Very fizzy, as the style dictates. Some alcohol warming, but no burn.

D- For a higher alcohol beer, I enjoy this beer very much. It will taste good, long after I should have stopped.

I have enjoyed this beer over the years, both in the US and in Germany. It is the epitome of the style, weizenbock, in my humble opinion. There is none better!

Photo of illidurit
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Rogue pint glass.

A: Gorgeous off-white head of 2 fingers. Beer takes on an appetizing dark caramel hue.

S: BANANA BREAD. Banana from the wheat, bread from the malt: literally smells exactly like banana bread.

T: The taste follows the smell but carries some spiciness and a hint of maple syrup. The 8.2% alcohol becomes apparent as the beer warms.

M: This beer strikes a balance between the warmth of the alcohol and the refreshingness that comes with any good weissbier. Leaves the mouth a bit sticky though.

D: Less drinkable than a hefeweizen, more drinkable than a doppelbock, imagine that! Wish there was a 4.25 for this category, but gave it the benefit of the doubt.

Photo of mpyle
3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very nice appearance with a clear amber color capped with a huge creamy white head.

The typical weizen clove phenolic is evident in the aroma, but competes for attention with a fruity/candy kind of sweetness.

Bubble-gum sweet flavor with some alcohol undertones. No discernible hop, and settles gently into a sweet, slightly spicy finish.

Brutally carbonated, but that is in the style. Medium to med-full body, with minimal alcohol warming - alcohol character very well controlled for an 8% ABV beer. No astringency, and very nice on the tongue in general.

I personally wouldn't throw back a bunch of these (too sweet, and too much alcohol), but a pleasant to drink, big wheat beer.

Photo of jettjon
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle stamped 06-310-1-1 into a pint glass. Dark red-brown color with a slight haze and moderate fine carbonation. Two-finger whitish-tan head fades slowly to a thick cap, leaving minor lacing. Nose is moderately malty, very sweet and fruity, with a hint of grapefruit and a powerful clove presence. Tasting the beer, the cloves are right up front and in-you-face; fortunately, the nose prepares you for this. Sweet malt follows, fading to a more mellow malt toward the middle, along with warming, crisp alcohol, more spice and a bit of caramel, finally ending on a dry, wheaty note. Pretty complex flavor here—I’d rate it higher but I feel that cold or warm, the cloves dominate a bit too much. Mouth is heavily carbonated which nicely complements the clove flavor, though the carbonation smooths out and the malt asserts itself. Still, it’s nicely ful and bubbly throughout, with middle viscosity; overall, it’s very smooth and creamy. Drinkability is excellent overall, though you won’t be chugging this due to the heavy carbonation. There’s only hints of the 8.2% ABV, so watch that; otherwise, it’s a very well balanced and drinkable brew.

Overall: A dunkel-weizen bock? First I’ve tried, and it’s damned good. A good example of a sort of off-the-wall style, and a must-try for even the mildly obsessive completist.

Photo of udubdawg
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle

pours hazed dark amber/brown. Managed to keep the sediment in the bottle this time. Pretty thick creamy-looking very light tan head without too much retention and leaves little lace. Quite a few lines of carbonation steadily rising from the bottom of the glass.

Nose is big on fruit, clove, and alcohol. A nice overall spiciness. Which fruit? - I'd say apple and banana with conviction, and maybe plum and raisin, not sure - I was having little trouble at first, but as it warms I'm noticing more and more alcohol.

Tasty to say the least. Quite sweet. Caramel malts present, and some wheat and clove as well. Note that for all the alcohol strength in the aroma it was barely noticeable in the flavor. If not for a bit of too much sweetness (but thankfully short of cloying) in the aftertaste, I might rate this a 5 on taste.

interesting - this enters my mouth creamy soft smooth...but I swallow, and the carbonation explodes into the finish and seems to drive the flavors into my palate - I'll be tasting this for a while. Overall, a very pleasant experience.

Drinkability is limited only by availability, bank account balance, and alcohol tolerance. Strange that the Eisbock is available in Kansas but not this better original. This is one of the first beers I grab when visiting KC to bring back here. Not my favorite, but still among the must-haves.

Photo of mortarit
3.67/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Dark brown color with a thick present of the pour. Head recedes rather quickly to a quarter inch.

S - Smell is slightly malty, pretty sweet with very fragrant grape notes.

T - Sweet wheat flavor with a caramel-y malt aftertaste. Dark fruit notes of raisins and dates.

M - Somewhat thick consistency and a sticky feeling around the mouth

D - Very tasty beer, could be a benchmark for the style. I like the different it brings to beer community.

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