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

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Ratings: 3,940
Reviews: 2,038
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 249
Gots: 335 | FT: 7
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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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Photo of younger35
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank out of a Weizen glass from a 500ml bottle.

Appearance- Poored a nice clear dark redish brown. Minimal bubbly head with poor lacing. Still looked terrific.
Smell- Very fragrant beer. Lots of malty wheat and grains with very fragrant clove in the forground. A nice bananna fruit quality comes through as well.
Taste- Wow, lots going on here. Deep wheat malt burst with spicy clove undertones. A almost chocolate, caramel malt quilty in the wheat. A bananna and pear like fruityness joins in and blends very nicely with the spice. A very subtle alcohol note joins the party.
Mouthfeel- A little more carbonated than I would have liked but not terrible. A medium body, maybe a little more feel than I'm used to for wheats. Definitely a good thing.
Drinkability- Fantastic. Wish I had one more bottle to enjoy. It's a very drinkable wheat that may be one of the best I've tasted (Can't beat Paulaner IMO).

Photo of Bierguy5
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml., 8.2% ABV, the date code reads-06.310. Pours a cloudy dark brown color, with some copper hues on the sides. Thick off white foamy head, which holds together very well. Fruity, spicy, and bannana notes in the nose. A whiff of darker fruit follows in the background. A bit of chocolate up front, followed by dark fruit. Finishes with a bit of clove and spice. Warming alcohol presence. Nice fruity flavors with just a bit of tartness. Medium body, and spritzy. Very hearty and enjoyable. This is a solid beer.

Photo of demcorhip
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

An excellent beer, it totally blew me away last year when i first tried it. Decided to treat myself to another last night. A beer that deserves all its praises.

Pours a deep, clear, colour, almost as dark as mahogony. A one finger pale tan head formed on the pour. The mildly carbonated brew produced a very thin collar of lacings.

Rich aromas of wheat and barley malts. Nutty whole wheat, hints of banana, toffee, and the rich aromas of dark fruits, dates prunes, raisins, all overtop of a hint of cocao. A mild grassiness from the hops is also evident.

Much like the nose, a rich whole wheat, nutty, banana bread with dark fruits incuded as above, with a touch of cocao powder thrown in for even more richness and complexity. The mild hops add an additional layer of flavour to this rich brew with their mild, understated grassy and decaying leaf character.

A rich, smooth, almost creamy brew, loaded with wheat and barley malt. Well balanced according to style, with a pleasing hop accent at the finish. This medium to full bodied brew gave some alcohol warmth as it was savoured.

An excellent, decadent sipper. Great for a winter night, or to sustain onself throughout lent. Also a truely great example of a wheat beer, and how wheat beers can be as rich and full in flavour as any all barley brews. Best wheat beer I've had the pleasure of enjoying yet. Highly recommended.

Photo of BlindPig
4.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Dark caramel/amber body with a light tan head about 1".
S- Big wheat and caramel aromas right off the bat. Some nice grass and a light spicey hops. Hints of dark fruits also come through.
T- A really great flavor to follow the wonderful aroma! Nice big caramel malts with a good balance to it from a great helping of grass and light spice hops (to follow the aroma). Some dark fruits/esters come through nice a subtle. Leaves a nice big dry bitterness and caramel flavor on tongue with some lingering esters. Also get quite a nice soothing warming from alcohol.
M- I think it has a tad to high carbonation with a medium body.
D- This is an amazing beer. Might have just made it up to one of my top beers. Before I say that I want to have it a few more times but I am sure that will happen very shortly.

Photo of acrawf6
4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours out a dark clear brownish amber with just a touch of purple and a fizzy tan head that drops to a ring of head quickly.

Smell. Great aroma of fruits and cloves. I get a decent amount of sweet grape, like a candy flavor, and apples. There is also a distinct yeast aroma.

Taste. Great flavors, more fruits, but is heavier and darker flavor. apples, little bit of peaches, and just the slightest touch of prunes. Cloves have a nice appearance. The bottle says it will have a little chocolate taste in it, and i suppose i taste that as well. Aftertaste is hefe-like with more clove flavors, and even has a little cooling sensation to it, despite the high alcohol.

Mouthfeel. carbonation is high and lively. though at 8% alc, this one is still relatively light and refreshing. the bubbles really attack the tongue.

Overall, one of my favorite beers, and certainly a go-to when wanting a beer that makes you think how great this bubbly beverage that is called beer is.

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

500 mL bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a nice glowing and slightly hazy dark brown/red color. The thick off-white head seems to constantly bubble, and it just looks really tasty.

Smell: Fruity, spicy, malty, and yeasty. Ripe bananas are the predominant fruit, but apples and raisins are there too. Spices seem to be cloves and brown sugar.

Taste: Great malty flavor that's a bit sweet. Bold, yet by no means overbearing. The fruits and spices come out mostly towards and in the aftertaste, and are the same as those in the smell.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and smooth, with a nice crispness and carbonation feel.

Drinkability: Tastes great, but the flavor can get tedious if consumed quickly, so take it easy. The strong alcohol isn't noticable at all in the taste.

Though it was an obvious guess, I didn't believe it before I tried it: it really tastes and smells like something of a cross between a weissbier and a doppelbock! Very unique and I really enjoy it. Certainly a beer to get again from time to time. And definitely something that everyone should try.

Photo of Shadman
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Spotted this among all the weiss beer at a local beer stop...

Dark and cloudy beer, looks a lot like root beer, but with cloudiness...massive amounts of yeast and sediment at the end of a pour. Tan off colored head that receeds quickly to leaves a small amount around the ring of the glass...no lacing noted.

A definite fruity malty odor to this one that was pleasing to say the least

tastes of sweet raisins on the initial swig followed by that 8% ABV kick and then some very balanced malts.

A nice feel in the mouth, the carbonation is just about right.

Would make a nice dinner beer to say the least, but a bit too sweet and strong to pound more than 1 or 2 in a sitting.

Photo of BassAssassin
4.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Nice and cloudy, as it should be. Deep brown in color with a think head. Head disappears rather quickly, however.

S: Big time clove and malt aroma. Spicy and yeasty. Hint of alcohol. Great preview of what's to come.

T: Sweet and spicy. Lots of clove and yeast flavors. The yeast does wonders for this beer. Subtle hints of fruit and rum. Malt is dominant, however the warming alcohol seems to balance quite nicely. Complex and exceptional.

M: Full bodied. Slick and syrupy on the tongue. However, there is a pleasant softness due to the wheat; and a crispness due to the considerable carbonation.

D: Drinkability overall is good. Soft yet crisp mouthfeel makes this feel almost like a session brew. However, the high ABV limits it. I almost wish it felt more like a sipping beer. Either way it's damn good. Benchmark for the style. This is definitely a beer I'll be drinking again.

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

Poured from a 500ml bottle into my Aventinus glass. Appears a deep, dark mahogany with a finger of tan creamy foam. Smells of chocolate vanilla and dried cherries. Taste is very malty with notes of raisin, chocolate, molasses and a touch of banana. Very complex. Full bodied and really rich. A very satisfying beer. Always a classic in my eyes. Highly recommended.

Photo of jmalex
3.91/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was fortunate enough to be able to purchase a sweet Aventinus glass recently, so immediately I needed something to put inside it. Not surprisingly, I opted for the logical choice.

APPEARANCE: Poured into aforementioned glass a golden brown with slight rusted-colored tones, on top of which sat a huge, pillowy off-white head. A layer of foam lasts until the very end, and it leaves a few small patches of lace down my glass.

SMELL: Very yeasty and very banana-y! Whew, it smells like someone put some banana flavored candy in my beer. Some spice is also present (clove?). The whole aroma is very complex and flavorful, but very up front and in your face.

TASTE: Much more rounded out than the smell. Clove is much more pronounced, now outshining the banana. The taste is quite yeasty, with the banana and clove entering as the beer crosses my palette. The finish is fruity and sweet, if not a bit dry.

MOUTHFEEL: Smooth and easy. Perhaps a little undercarbonated for my liking.

DRINKABILITY: The alcohol hits you a bit, but despite that, I only have half my beer left. It certainly goes down easy enough, but I don't know if I'd have another.

This is a great beer and worthy of being at the top of its style, but it leaves me wishing for a bit more. Perhaps I'm spoiled having such access to a beer like this, or perhaps it's just has qualities that are inherent to the style that I wish it didn't. Probably a combination of both. I really like this beer, though. I just don't love it.

Photo of travelfrog
4.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers of all time. I've tried this many times, both in the bottle (and years later on tap) at the Schneider Brewery's flagship restaurant in Munich. As you would expect, it was served in the distinctive narrow bottomed, wide-mouthed Aventinus glass.

Appearance is very dark brown, with a purplish tinge. Excellent, long-lasting head.

The thought of the aroma still brings a smile to my face. Chocolate-molasses with a bit of wheat thrown in for good measure.

The flavor is outstanding, sweet and malty with strains of more traditional weizen beer. (UPDATE: I should have said, Bavarian dunkeles weizen, i.e., "yes, we have no bananas..." ;o) Smooth, sweet finish.

Mouthfeel is very nice, with the excellent texture and carbonation tickling the roof of your mouth. Maybe the slightest bit sticky.

This brew is dangerously drinkable, as it's difficult to notice you're drinking a high-alcohol content beverage unless you've read the label. Use caution. ;)

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

Brown bottle from Florian's. Hazy/murky brown body with a couple inches of more of light tan amazingly creamy-looking head. Pretty agressive carbonation in this one. Banana dominates the aroma with hints of smoke, spice, citrus and yeast. Banana, spice, and hints of smoke and nut comprise the flavor. Fairly clean finish with just a hint of cloves on the tounge. Creamy mouthfeel that isn't sticky or syrupy at all IMO. Alcohol is also barely noticeable, best as I can tell. This beer is great - like a Hef, only more complex, tasty, and satisfying. Superb. I can see this beer having a regular place in my DBF.

Photo of Jwaks
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving : 500ml bottle

Pours with hazy dark murky brown color with a very fine, dense glowing white head that's half a finger thick. Strangely no lacing is left behind and little carbonation can be noted through the murky body.

Loads of bubblegum, banana, wheat, and a hint of clove and sour apple come through on the nose.

Banana, wheat and clove flavors hit the palate upon entry leading to a solid malty bubblegum flavored mid palate wrapped up with a semi-sweet finish featuring sour apple, clove and a touch of wheat. The generous dose of alcohol is well hidden by other more interesting flavors.

This medium bodied brew's mouthfeel is tight and slick, with adequate grip on the finish. An overall sweet and sour wheat character with little to balance keeps drinkability closer to average.

A great traditional weizenbock!


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

This beer is brown, red with a thick, creamy head that is very stablile.

Smell is defenitally wheat with fenols from the yeast. Some caramel and vanilla, great ripe banana smell.

Taste is fenolic and dry, with some exotic fruits, ripe bananas most of all. The wheat is very apparent and makes the beer very mild and gives a very soft mouthfeel. Body is full, but very drinkable. A good, decent Weizenbock with a good balance.

Photo of kenito799
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz bottle, poured into a tall pilsener glass.

Pours a massive, rocky off-white head that recededs very slowly, no lacing. Hazy deep dark golden brown brew.

Aroma is chock full of banana-weizen, very yeasty scents, a touch of cinnamon spiciness in the nose. Possibly a bit more malt on the nose than a hefeweizen but I am not sure. As it warms even more birch beer notes come in.

Mouthfeel, very fizzy carbonation, lots of bubbles, some tart dryness in the finish. Taste is very much hefeweizen crisp and refreshing, with more caramelized roasty maltedness on the midpalate and the finish, when the tart tannins come in. Some dry cocoa and plum flavors next. Cloves (lots of long-lasting cloves) and cinnamon-sugar toast are the really nice flavors in the finish. To me, that palate-smacking tannic finish detracts from the drinkability just a bit--it's just very very, dry. I can easily believe that this is a perfect example of this style. Very happy to try it, and I will jump at the chance to order this on tap if the opportunity ever presents itself. Really complex brew with a lot going on.

Photo of strangefate
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle.

Pours a dark cloudy brown with a hint of amber. Has a huge tan head that dissipates rather quickly, but leaves great lacing. Aroma and taste are both sweet, wheaty, and almost spicy. Hints of banana are present in the taste as well. Medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation. The sweetness of this may be too much to drink a six pack of, but it's something you'll want to sip and savior anyway.

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

Poured a 500ml bottle into 20oz oktoberfest glass.

Dark ruddy brown with a decent beige head that faded quickly.

Smells sweet, fruity, clove notes, chocolatey, unique yeast aroma.

Very sweet front, melts into this indescribable mix of immense depth. Currant, chocolate, slight banana flavor, clove, more fruit, nice mellow bitterness, fades into a glorious and long lasting port wine finish.

Fantastic creaminess mixed with solid bite from carbonation which balances quite well. Lots of warmth throughout that is just right.

I could guzzle this all night long, and I have in fact gotten into trouble with it a few times because it is so easy to drink. I want to savor it, and yet I can't get enough. Definitely one of the best beers on Earth.

Photo of bluegrassbrew
3.7/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was my first weizenbock. Had it a Pazzo's in Lexington. Pours a nice looking dark brown color with a slight head. Smells much like a hefe but one that was injected with alcohol. Normal bannanas and citric sweetness. Taste much the same, but lots of heat on this one! Mild chocolate as it warms. Overall very interesting but I thought the alcohol over powered this brew a bit much for me.

Photo of umustdrink
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark brown color, slightly orange around the corners of the weizen glass. 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. Faint alcohol sensation.

M - Somewhat thick consistency, a little syrupy. Otherwise smooth.

D - Very tasty beer, could be a benchmark for the style.

Photo of treedoctor5002
3.63/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The head on this puppy is huge! It took me a few pours to get it all into my hefewiezen glass. It's pretty cool to see all of these tiny bubbles screaming from the bottom to the top of my glass. Color is a dark brown. This bottle went flat pretty quickly. Not sure if that is normal or not.
Smell is like bubble gum and then almost earthy. This is definitely a German brew.
Taste is bananas and bubble gum without much hoppiness to it. Overall pretty sweet. A really distinctive beer. Different from anything I've ever had. Not sure if this is my style though.
The 8% alcohol is hard to find here. Extremely drinkable. One 500ml bottle caught up to me quickly.
I would recommend you try this beer.

Photo of GooberMcNutly
3.32/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark, rich and sweet. The wheat base to the bock gives it a tall, white rockey head and removed all astringency from the mouthfeel. Aromas of cloves and very, very slight banana and vanilla aspects. The malty bock backbone and lager fermentation suppress most of the yeasty/bready fresh aspects and give it some legs in the bottle.

Photo of Westsidethreat
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This will take two pours, as the head is out of control. Made up of sudsy, medium sized beige bubbles, I don't expect it to remain this large for much longer but it should last the entire brew in a smaller form. Body is quite an intriguing color; perhaps what a weiss beer with a brown crayon melted into it would look like with lots of unfiltered qualities to it.

S: I get campfire smoke thats been in clothes for a day. You know that smell? That and some banana, caramel, cloves and more spices.

T: Tangy banana liquor comes first with some lemon highlights along with it. Good base of brown sugary malt with hazelnuts and almonds. Very spicy, almost hints of pine or spruce which is imparted by the glorius yeast. As it warms, dark fruits prevail with rum raisin bringing a lick of alcohol. Finishes sweet with some wood tones and more banana esters.

M: Full mouthfeel, thick body with a fuzzy mouthfeel from the overcarbonation. But this is easilly solved with a few swirls of the glass.

D: Mighty fine brew, one that grows on you as the beer drains down the gullet. Great balance between banana and caramel. Inspired me to drink another German beer after this one.

Photo of Greenfloyd
4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Holy Goodnight what a beer...

Ahhemmm..I mean....Pours into a hefe-glass with a shaded redwood color, the stable and very present cloud of toasted ivory foam, hovers overhead. Warm banana spice cake tones find their way into your mind via the incredible nose of this Weizenbock. Malt and sweet plum flavors give way to a perfectly balanced, slightly tart, dark fruit finish. The mouth feel of this beer puts it over the top, giving it all the qualities of a incredibly crafted brew. The wheaty, medium bodied fresh finish lingers favorably until the next sip.
Brunnen getan, meine Deutschen Brüder, gut getan……Pairs as well with bacon wrapped bockwurst, as it does with a medium rare filet mignon...enjoy

Photo of gonzo138
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a hazy brownish red color with a tan colored head that retains okay but sticks very nicely to the side of my weizen glass

S- full rich malty sweetness, accompanied by a fruity sweetness, and a bit of that hefe wheat spiciness

T- deep rich malty sweetness at first along with an almost candy like sweetness, followed by a bannana clove spiciness near the finish

M- full rich body and good carbonation

D- absolutely love this one, had it many a time, cant believe this is the first time i'm reviewing it, would absolutely freak out if I could find this on tap somewhere

Photo of LvilleIPA
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first weizenbock I've ever had, and my god is this one great.

Poured out of the 500mL bottle into a weizen glass. This is taking forever to pour. I'm waiting patiently.

A - A light brown (maybe dark orange?) color with a HUGE head full of tiny bubbles. I've heard alot about this one, and it's lookin pretty serious.

S - Caramel, cloves, some toasted malts and tons of highly sweetened fruits.

T - I've had tons of wheat beers, tons of weizens, and quite a few doppel bocks. I've never had anything like this. Put it this way - take every thing you like about your favorite wheat beer, add in everything you like about your favorite dunkel or doppel, and kick it all up to 8.2% abv - it's amazing.

M - Lightly carbonated, but sooo smooth and rewarding. It seems to melt on your tongue like a perfectly cooked steak. It then leaves you with sweet sugary aftertastes. You really can't even tell how hot (alcohol wise) this beer really is. Simply fantastic.

D - I'm getting close to the end of the bottle, and I don't really know how many more of these I could tangle with. I feel like I could really enjoy this bottle in a quick manner - but no matter how great it tastes, you don't want to drink more than one.

I'd almost compare this to a desert wine - it's something that tastes extremely good, has some sweetness, but not something you're really want to "over do it" with.

Again, I simply can't stress how fine of an effort this beer is. Has to be the best German beer I've ever tasted, and I can't imagine anything in the future tasting any better than this.

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,940 ratings.