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

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3,782 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,782
Reviews: 2,003
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 223
Gots: 268 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001)
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Photo of skybluewater
3.13/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a reddish brown color. Very odd fizzy head that recedes into nothing. Clove dominates in the smell, as well as something else that I don't like at all. Taste is of cloves and some bananas, with a bit of chocolate. There's almost a burning aftertaste that's rather unpleasent.

Overall, I don't really care for this brew. Not only is it darn expensive ($4 bucks a bottle, almost the same as a Rogue bomber), but it just doesn't do anything for me. I may try it again in a year or so, once my tastebuds have grown.

skybluewater, Oct 24, 2004
Photo of crookedhalo
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice chesnutty copper color with a Volcanous, fizzy light beige head. Aroma is warm and inviting. Clove, roasty wheat, banana and other dark fruit and a little bit acrid or lactic smelling. Estery, spicy attack mixed with some sweet malt and dark fruit notes and finishes off with some alcohol warmth and some winey esters. Very nice weizenbock. Quite possibly the best in the world.

crookedhalo, Oct 24, 2004
Photo of hero27
3.1/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Dark brown color with a nice head, but nearly no lacing left on the glass as you drink.
Aroma of cloves and light malt..tons of spice.
This one needs to tone down the cloves a bit. I'm not a lover of the Weissbeer style, so maybe that's why I couldn't get past the fruity, spicy flavor of this beer.
I have to give this beer some credit. It was smooth and had a decent mouthfeel to it, with some nice malt flavor.
Doesn't quite live up to it's reputation as far as I'm concerned.

hero27, Oct 22, 2004
Photo of AlexJ
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A draft pour into an appropriate Aventinus glass reveals a thick bone-colored head that leaves decent lacing. Beer remains under a veil of head till' the end.
--Nose is BIG, filled w/ cloves, nutmeg, bannana-bread, heather. I also find traces of dark fruit and raisens. Has the trademark aroma of a wheat-beer (on steroids), w/ an alcoholic kick
---Mmmm, it tastes as good as it smells, no, better! Tastes like warm raisen-bread. Nice caramely malts. Sweet with a rather light mouthfeel. This is one tasty beer. I would drink one after Thanksgiving dinner, or anytime for that matter! Can you age this beer?

AlexJ, Oct 19, 2004
Photo of tatterdash
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is my first Weizenbock, having focused on Belgian brews for some time now, I decided to expand to German ales. Poured an evervescent red-brown with a foamy white head that dissipated slowly. Smell was a wine-like plum and banana. Taste... Hey! It's like that one I used to have at Gordon Biersch! Dark fruits, malts, bit of spice and banana, so chocolate creeping in. Has a surprisely light mouthfeel, which was unusual yet appreciated and the high ABV is so well hidden it is quaffable (although you'll want most of it to land in your mouth so it is not a true quaff). This beer is also very refreshing and drinkable, especially on a hot summer night... I like this a lot.

tatterdash, Oct 19, 2004
Photo of barknee
3.08/5  rDev -29%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pouring this, I was rewarded with an initial 1.75 inch, hi density off-white foamy head and the color of the beer is a burnt caramel. The carbonation is at the initial pour, almost champagne like in intensity, with bubbles ascending from all sectors of the glasses interior. The nose offers copious quantities of clove and fennel which somewhat dissipates revealing the yeast and a hint of dark chocolate. The initial mouth feel is quite creamy, as a portion of the head exists throughout the tasting. The finish is quite crisp, due to the persistent carbonation. For me, the clove-like underpinnings remind me somewhat of a "seasonal" holiday flavored brew, and somewhat detract from the overall drinkability of this beer. The combined expansive nature of the style, and the prominent clove / fennel like flavor deeply embedded in this beer is a bit "over the top" as I began to get subtle indications that having gone onto a second bottle might have encouraged my gag reflex into operation. It is the nose of this product that has an enormous weight on how this beer will be generally perceived, evaluated and ultimately enjoyed. The taste is moderately potable, but there is no escaping the outgassing of odoriferous emanations. Although interesting to try, it is doubtful that this beer will find a place in my cellar now or in the future.

barknee, Oct 17, 2004
Photo of WetCoaster
3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: A somewhat cloudy brown with golden undertones. Furious carbonation and a tall, loose off-white head with moderate retention. No real lacing.

Smell: Rich malts and a bit of alcohol at first. Clove spice, bubblegum and a general sense of dark fruit, though no specific one comes to mind. Unusual (though perhaps not for the style) and quite pleasing.

Taste: Wacky. Well, it certainly is what it claims to be. It tastes exactly like a blend of weisse and dopplebock. The mouthfeel is medium, but the carbonation is extremely sharp; cola come to mind. The flavor is malty, wheaty, spicy, clove...ish? Finishes sweet, but thin and crisp. Bitterness and clove linger.

Drinkability: The slightly phenol taste and high ABV would make this a tough go as a session. I'm glad I tried it, though.

While I know this is a site favorite, not my glass of beer. I like weisse, I like bock, but together it's a bit much. I've rated it fairly high because it seems to be a very good example of the style, but I find the flavor and texture all over the place, with pairings that don't work for me. Next!

NOTE: This beer is MUCH better on tap, absolutely amazing. If I had the energy to write another review, it would be close to a perfect "5."

WetCoaster, Oct 17, 2004
Photo of NEhophead
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Creamy white head that leads to a thin sheet. Thin lacing with decent strength throughout the glass. Dark reddish-orange and burnt brown in color.

Sour apple, clove, and orange aromas with some additional light chocolate tones.

An apple, orange, pear tartness up front followed by some chocolate and coffee tones. A very dry finish with virtually no bitterness due to the well balanced, intricate flavors. The aftertaste is clove infused and very pleasant.

Medium bodied; a bit much in terms of carbonation but it works well nonetheless with the flavors.

At 8% abv this guy is highly drinkable. It's not a boring beer in terms of flavor, and could keep me entertained as a session beer. Pretty much the accepted standard for the style, it does not disappoint. A must try!

NEhophead, Oct 10, 2004
Photo of Viggo
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Came in a half liter bottle at 8% ABV. Pours a nice dark red/brown, with lots of head. Has a fruity, malty aroma that I thoroughly enjoyed. The taste is fruity as well, with more maltiness and smooth caramel flavour. A little bit of an alcohol taste but not enough to really hurt it. I really enjoyed this beer, I thought it tasted quite similar to Maudite, so if you like Maudite this one is worth checking out. I was already intoxicated by the time I tried this but my tastebuds never die! Aventinus was after two crappy beers so it tasted leven more excellent.

Viggo, Oct 07, 2004
Photo of dauss
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is germany's original wheat-doppelbock, or so it says on the bottle. 8.0% ABV. Pours a slightly cloudy dark ruby brown. Extremely large light brownish-yellow head with lots of staying power and lacing. First smell gives the impression of a hefe-weizen. Wheaty malt sweetness, yeast, banana, and cloves, but also with chocolate, spicyness, dark fruits and, alcohol. Very malty, yeasty, and wheaty. Strong prickling carbonation. Finishes very crisp, slightly dry, and a fairly strong alcohol taste and mild alcohol bitterness. A very tasty and strong beer, only downfall
is the alcohol is easily detectable.

dauss, Oct 07, 2004
Photo of stcules
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Brown in color, almost cocacola-like. Brownish and abundant head, not very compact, but persistent.
The smell is grainy, toasted. Malt and wheat. The essence of a weizen dunkel. Lightly toasted malt. A hint of banana, and cloves.
The taste is full, malty, with a lot of caramel. Cloves again. These are the notes, there is nothing to invent. But they are very good, and very well amalgamated. Alcohol not perceptible, though the 8 ABV.
Medium body. Sweet malt in the aftertaste, too, but not just this. Even some floral - fruity notes. Ripe banana and apple. Melon?

stcules, Sep 27, 2004
Photo of Rastacouere
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

From a 500mL bottle. The beer pours in a fin du monde glass making an impressing and dense off-white head. The body is dark brown with medium to high carbonation. The head is initially very dynamic, the bubbles at the top get larger and its size diminish fast, but a greatly tight laced one-incher stay up there for the whole 30 minutes I took to drink it. Cold, the aroma is nothing to shout about. On the other hand, as the beer warms, it develops a nice brown sugar and fruity malt complexity. In mouth, I first notice bananas, pears, grapes, brown sugar, berries as well as spices like cloves and cinnamon with a wheaty/bready aftertaste. Pleasant medium mouthfeel, a little biting, creamy. While weizens are definitely not among my favorites, this one is complex, refreshing and pleasant.
Alcohol was not noticeable at all to me. Thank you CapFlu!

Rastacouere, Sep 27, 2004
Photo of garymuchow
3.53/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I will probably purchase another bottle and do this again.

Aroma initially strong, sweet phenols, stong cloves. Malts very hard to pick up. Slightly oxidized and alcohol notes.
Rolled bottle prior to opening, thus mildly cloudy (although still a fair amount of setiment on bottom of bottle). Extremely fizzy head that settles quickly and then disappears. Dark amber brown, that's slightly gold on the edges.
Flavor shows stronger presence of malts in the mix than aroma, yet phenols still dominate. Dryness appears mid to finish. Slight sherry like oxidation and alcohol flavors.
Richness gives it a heavy feeling. Highly carbonated, lends some fullness and softness. Alcohol feels excessive.
I'm really disappointed. Phenol qualities dominated so much that I couldn't pickup enough malt.

garymuchow, Sep 26, 2004
Photo of Onceeven
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'd been eyeing this beer for a while, wondering what all the fuss was about. Finally picked it up, and I'm glad I did. What a treat.
Poured from half litre bottle, a hazy copper hue. with a finger thick head and spotty lacing. There's a prominent clove aroma mixed with a rich maltiness.
Huge wheat flavor upfront, which eventually finds a balance between wheat and malted barley flavors. This one is ridiculously drinkable, watch yourself!
Of all the beers I've had, this one is truly unique. An absolutely intriguing brew.

Onceeven, Sep 17, 2004
Photo of allengarvin
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Half-liter bottle, in a German weizen glass.

Appearance: Darkish walnut color, with a small white head of foam on top. Held up to the light, you can see the cloudiness of the beer.

Aroma: Lot of fruity aroma.

Flavor/Body: First taste is acidic and spicy, with fruitiness following quickly (perhaps more apricot than banana). Malt becomes more apparent in the finish, with a lengthy finish, drier than one expects. Lot of body, and warming alcoholic sweetness in the middle.

Simply one of the best weizenbocks out there, in my opinion: more weizen than bock, in terms of aroma and flavor.

allengarvin, Sep 16, 2004
Photo of donnebaby
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown purple color for this thick-looking body. Very active in the glass, which seems to keep up the beautiful head of small, even bubbles. Nose is deep and flavorful, tons of bubblegum lined with citrus and some alcoholic plum bombs, mildly sweet and very creamy.

Taste is overshadowed by the soft and bubbly carbonation that fills the mouth and hits the back of the throat. Lightly sweet bubblegum taste, alcoholic watermelon, or peach--nah, watermelon.
The slightest discomfort from alcohol on the throat, but overall highly drinkable and enjoyable. Big flavor and low sweetness, I could imagine myself drinking lots of this. Not heavy, despite the thick-looking appearance and medium to high carbonation.

donnebaby, Sep 15, 2004
Photo of Denali
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Package: 1 Pint .9 oz. bottle

Presentation: Had a bottle of this at Redbones in Somerville, MA.

Appearance: Dark brown opaque color with huge tan head that eventually dissipated.

Smell: Bananas, cloves and sweet malt aromas.

Taste: Very sweet tasting. Nice presence of bananas and cloves, with a hint of chocolate. Zesty yeast flavor also comes through. Wonderfully balanced!

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: Very easy going sweet tasting beer.

Comments: Have to be careful when pouring this beer due to its tendency to form a huge head. A very tasty treat. This and the Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock are both well worth seeking out.

Denali, Aug 30, 2004
Photo of tomthumbsblues
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aventinus pours a cloudy maroonish brown color producing a big head which settles down to about a finger's width about the glass. Streams of bubbles add to the head as they ascend from the bottom. Smell is similar to red wine with hints of clove and cherry.

Initial taste produces a chocolate sensation along with fruit and spices. After allowing it to sit in the mouth awhile I was reminded again of red wine with just a hint of cherry. Feels good in the mouth. As the beer warms you get more of the chocolate taste coming out and it kind of weighs on the tongue a bit. All in all, a pretty good beer.

tomthumbsblues, Aug 27, 2004
Photo of Mitchster
3.58/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brewed in 2000, aged by Schneider for 3 years before release. Forms an airy beige head with very poor retention, literally fading to nill in a matter of seconds. Lacing is absent. Color is clear (when decanted, cloudy on the second pour), dark chestnut, with amber accents and medium-strong carbonation. Aroma has predominate notes of mandarin oranges, raisins, a unique funky & floral "caramel sourness", vanilla, husken Munich malt, and faint cloves. No bananas. Mouthfeel is ruddy and oxidized, otherwise smooth, with a semi-creamy consistency and buttery texture. Alcohol is not appreciated in mouthfeel, or aroma. Body is medium-dense. Taste begins with butter, caramel, toffee and cloves, followed by mandarin oranges, a brief glimpse of syrupy alcohol, and then a very brief buttery finish. The finish is fleeting and the mouthfeel disappears like water, leaving very little of itself behind.

This brew, while not as exciting to myself as most others, is balanced nicely between the sweetness of the wheat malt and the mellow hops. Comparing it to my memory of the uncellared version, I think this beer has lost it's brightness and life, and certainly it's mouthfeel, head, and lacing have suffered greatly. I give my support to the un-aged version. Still, it's a unique and otherwise very good brew.

Mitchster, Aug 27, 2004
Photo of rousee
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I am giving this beer high scores in all categories because it is truly way up there in the "all the best I have tried category ". We passed this one around--everyone smelled it and everyone was dying to try it. It is way expensive ! ($4.00 for a little more than a pt. at the liquor store that has pretty good prices). Try it we did and everyone --3 of us were extremely impressed. Not only did we find the perfect mingling of a wheat beer and a dark color to it. It has the elements described on the bottle: molasses. liquorice, nuts, berries--plain and simple this beer is amazing. I usually don't even like a dark beer except Guinness. This one is amazing. I wish everyone could try it right now !!

rousee, Aug 23, 2004
Photo of Zraly
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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

Zraly, Aug 16, 2004
Photo of Ahhdball
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Ahhdball, Aug 14, 2004
Photo of fdrich29
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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

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

fdrich29, Aug 09, 2004
Photo of kmpitz2
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

kmpitz2, Aug 08, 2004
Photo of slitherySOB
3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

slitherySOB, Jul 29, 2004
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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