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

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BA SCORE
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world-class

3,838 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,838
Reviews: 2,008
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 230
Gots: 291 | 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 Wonka
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2004
8.0% alc./vol.

Appearance – great ruby/orange body with rushing carbonation ; frothy off-white head with good staying power; minimal lace

Smell – banana; spice; yeast; caramel apple

Taste – banana and spice and some alcohol was nice; pleasantly malty for most of the ride; dominant yeast and malt close with a very light dose of bitterness; yeast and some tartness/sourness in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel & Drinkability – smooth moderate body to open; modest bridge; crisp, satisfying end

I’ve had only a few weizenbocks but this is certainly an expansion of my senses.

Photo of goindownsouth
4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Many, many thanks to BA "Junior" for his hospitality in offering me this absolute gem... Consumed on 04.02.05...

This brew presented before me in its deep and dark hur with a light head, but one that left a little lacing as I continued on my journey through this brew. The age certainly changed some of the normal alcohol esthers that are in the nose of this brew, but in a very estute way. Both the aroma and flavor were distinct with many, rather complex layers of malty goodness, some spiciness, chocolate covered cherries [perhaps] and raisins or currants [perhaps]. A fantastic brew, and a special one at that... It is hard to make this brew much better, but this has obviously been achieved...

Prosit!

Photo of Vipsanius
3.65/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tried aging this beer for about 8 months but it didn't turn out so well, so the one I'm reviewing is fresh from a grocery store in TX. Although, it doesn't have a freshness date on it so I can't tell exactly how fresh. Poured a little bit cloudy amber color with a inch and a half head, which quickly dissipated and left absolutely no lacing.

The smell is very sweet with some malt and fig characteristics. The taste is for a split second malty and chocolately at first. Honestly, I probably wouldn't have even picked up on the chocolate if it wasn't listed on the bottle. That quickly gives way to a sweet and very fruity taste...cherries, figs, grapes, and other fruits. The finish has a lemony and grapefruit-like mild sour taste to it coupled with some vague herbs that linger a long time afterwards.

Kind of tastes like fruit juice but definitely has the weight and body of fruit juice plus carbonation. Overall, I think my expectations were a little too high for this beer but it's definitely one I wouldn't hesitate to buy again.

Photo of granger10
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this in a vertical with a fresh Aventinus and a '99 Aventinus. The fresh one was very clovey and bananany(?) with a nice wheat base and semi-sweet malt flavor. The '99 was much more dark chocolatey and vicious in mouthfeel with a heartier flavor, almost port like. The '01 was inbetween. It still had that spicey hefe flavor but not as intense and it had more port, chocolate notes than the fresh one. Kind of inbetween and a little muddled. I think aged Aventinus is prime after 6 years! This was still an awesome beer but not quite as good as either the fresh one or the '99. Fun experiment though!

Photo of Pegasus
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep mahogany brown in color with a large tan head which, after a couple of minutes, fades away completely. The lacing is quite minimal. There is a considerable amount of sediment present at the bottom of the bottle, most of which I swirled into the beer.

Aroma: Quite vinous character, by aroma alone, I might have taken this to be a wine. There are notes of dark fruit, spices, chocolate, and alcohol, but little of the banana character, which others have noted. Still, quite complex.

Taste: Distinctly spicy at the opening, clove notes are quite pronounced, with underlying fruit flavors, notably apple peel. A sweet and very warming alcohol note appears soon after. Following on is a brown sugar sweetness, and hints of banana, although quite restrained Towards the finish a spicy bitterness appears, unlike typical hop bitterness. Mild bitter chocolate notes appear at the finish. There is a lingering but quite mild bitterness that carries on well past the end of the taste.

Mouth feel: Smooth and rich, almost syrupy in character.

Drinkability/notes: A superb beer for cold weather. Would serve well paired with a chocolate dessert, or as dessert. An absolutely stunning beer.

Presentation: Packaged in a 16.9 ounce brown glass bottle with a pop top crown. Served in a standard pint tap glass.

Photo of hefevice
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From bottle. Oh my! Loved this right from the first sniff. Pours translucent goldy brown with big foamy light tan head and plenty of fine effervescence. Big estery aroma with sweet caramel, banana and clove tones. Aroma is true to the taste, and it is so smooth that the reasonably high alcohol is barely noticeable. YUM!! Bummer..now I have to go back and down-rate my old favourite (Weinstephan Hefeweissbeir).

Photo of mgdeth
3.85/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Huge off-white head dissipates - no, make that disappears completely - quickly. Deep, deep copper or brown in color. Downright shitty head retention and no beer lace.

Smell - Rich, sweet malty aroma. It almost has a musty smell hidden in it. I also detect a fruity smell. There is some alcohol in the nose.

Taste - Chocolatey malty sweetness is the focus of the flavor. Alcoholic warmth is present. I also taste something like figs or raisins. This beer conjures up thoughts of Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. I am also reminded of dried fruit when I drink it.

Mouthfeel - Highly carbonated. I get mixed results for the body - it feels thick and thin at the same time. Maybe this is due to the utter lack of head on the beer.

Drinkability - This is a very tasty brew. I can see drinking a few of these in a sitting. The relatively high carbonation makes the beer feel sort of gritty.

Comments - Despite the appearance, this is a very good beer. It is sort of odd as well, because it has some characteristics commonly found in ales (fruitiness, gritiness). Overall, I'd say this is a complex beer. Despite my score, I'd recommend it to almost anyone.

Photo of shapudding
3.73/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

No dating that I can understand.... what is stamped on it is “04.163, 0386, 1-3, and 2822" hazy and unclear dark chestnut with just a bit of a pale copper ring of tiny bubbles and a few dibs and dabs of islands here and there. Nice strong scents, banana and cloves, wonderfully spicey! Sasafrass, fresh ginger even maybe? Good amount of carbonation, you can really feel it as it foams up a bit and expands in your mouth. Interesting flavors, not too strong, yet in no way is it mild.... Nice and malty, just slightly dark. There is a hit of sasafrass and a lot of nice clove in the finish, even a bit of a clove tingle on the tongue -I like that and have always loved the taste of clove. Goes down nicely, with a lot to think about and enjoy in this one. Not too heavy, but may be best as a sipper or with a good cheese plate.

Photo of Shultzerdugen
3.48/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Served in a hefe glass, poured a yellowish dark brown with a large tan head. I like the yeast in a hefe, and it did its thing with the bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass.

The smell was classic hefe weizen: banana nut bread, with a touch of clove.

The taste also reminded me of a classic hefe weizen with a nice nuttiness from the yeast, apples and bananas, plus alcohol showing off. None of the caramelized malt character I was expecting from a bock beer, though. It became too sweet by the end, I really wanted some hops to come in and rescue my taste buds.

I'm glad I tried this, but I doubt I'll have it again. One never knows, do one? Just the thought of the sweetness makes me cringe.

Photo of karst
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber with a tall head that falls quickly in a half filled Pils glass.
Aroma dominated by bananas and clove.

Taste is very vinous (wine like) especially as it finishes with hops.

This was preceded by a barleywine and an Imperial Stout - not the ideal line up.

Debating on getting this again. But without a doubt the Eisbock will be a repeat.

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

Pours a cloudy brown with orange highlights. Frothy cream-coloured head with good retention. Strong banana aroma in the nose, with a little hint of clove. Wheat malt tang with some almost bubble gum-like sweetness followed by lots of banana esters and some cloves. Very very slight alcohol warmth in the lingering aftertaste, but very minimal. Nice heavy and smooth mouthfeel. Quite a tasty beer and exceedingly drinkable. I could drink these all night. I think this might have been the first 5 I gave out.

Photo of kegerator
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Outstanding beer.
Pours a deep brown with hints of amber and a nice 2 inch head that dissipates slowly and leaves nice lacing.
Smell was Plum, and Dried Fruits with hints of Clove spices and a sweet malt and alcohol aroma in the background.
Taste was amazingly smooth with hits of caramel malts and alcohol and finishes with a nice hit of the dried fruit and spice.
Medium/full body and exceptionally smooth. Very enjoyable brew.

Photo of plaztikjezuz
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a hazy burnt sienia with a healthy head that disapeated into a lacy rim.
smell is fruity, banana, sweet.
the flavor is malt, banana, clove, alcohol, unidentified spice.
the mouthfeel is very full
this would be a great beer on a chilly night sitting in front of fire.

Photo of redmosquito
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a cloudy caramel amber color with a lasting, lacing white head. The aroma is a unique blend of spicey lager yeast, fruity ale yeast, and estery hefe yeast. Behind all that is a thick sweet raisin/caramel malt aroma that lingers. The malt sweetness dominates the flavor, drifting between raisin caramel malt and sweet wheat malt before giving way to a yeast finish. The beer is viscuous on the tongue and finishes warmly. This beer definitely takes the winter chill away, and likely the winter blues, as well.

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

Murky brown with a 1/2 inch white head that rises for a bit and lingers throughout the experience. Nose is of spices and a tinge of fruit. I believe I detect a trace of nutmeg and cinnamon in the nose. Roasted malts give it a deep flavor reminiscent of toffee and light chocolate. Taste is fruity at first, with red apple, plum, and bananna being prevalent. Spices are more evident near the middle of the glass, again with the nutmeg and cinnamon - just a smidgen, mind you. Cloves also. Not enough to overpower - just perfect. There is a caramel/toffee sweetness to this ale. A perfect balance of strength and wheat. Mouthfeel is spicy and carbonated. A perfectly drinkable ale, especially on a cold, rainy winter's day.

Photo of blitheringidiot
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Label Lingo and bottle babble: Regal looking 500 mL 1pnt 9fl oz. Original bottle fermentation. 8.0% wheat doppelbock ale. Freshness info: 04.013 1-2 0830 2822

Dark russet brown yet clear pour well capped with a frothy ½” antique white taunt head cap suspended by non stop fountain of champagne like bubbles.

Dessert pastry like aromas of candy malts, brown sugar, cinnamon presence and raisin buttered toast.

First Swigs: Sweet caramel candy. Malty front, but detectable hops background. Honey and spices of cinnamon and nutmeg. Banana fig fruitiness, complex flavors. Awl-kee-hawl detection towards the warmer side of this big bottle battle.

Frothy feel becomes a bit overwhelming. An excellent winter warmer.

Last Swigs: Nearly a Belgian dubbel, yet listed here as a weizenbock. This needs to come down from the foamy palate.
Just compared to Ramstein Winter Wheat. Ramstein blows this formidable foe away especially with less awl-kee-hawl detection. 358/4.29

Photo of malty
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from a 500ml elongated bottle into the original namesake glassware.

Cloudy russet orange in appearance with gobs of foamy off-white head the dissipates to around 1/2 inch - but stays 'til the end.

Big time scent of clove, vanilla, rum & dark/tropical fruits. The nose of this ale erupts all up in your face!

There it is...clove, bananna, molasses, bubble gum, figs, black pepper & burnt woody flavors. FRESH, FRESH, FRESH flavors.

Mouthfeel is awesome; medium body with a good deal of fine carbonation to keep things peppy. For such a lush, warming ale, it has a nice semi-dry finish (just enough to keep you wanting another gulp).

Drinkability is great, despite it's 8% abv. It's so silky-smooth and unintrusive - everything you could ask for.

Alright...it doesn't get much better than this folks. The perfect marriage of wheat ale & dopplebock - shear perfection. I would love to try this with some bread pudding!

Photo of dgallina
3.48/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served a pale and murky light brown with a large creamy tan head that persisted through the half-liter. Smells of overpowering sweet and fruity malts, particularly banana. Tastes strongly of tropical fruits up-front with a significant and persistent bitterness in the finish. Creamy smooth in the mouth.

A one-two punch of sweet and sour. Somewhat simplistic. Lacking in depth and disappointing overall.

Photo of swamiswamu
3.3/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a disapointment. It pours reddish orange with a eggshell head. Some lacing. The malts were just too cloying. This offset a little bit by cloves, but not enough. It did serve as a deecent winter warmer, but the sweetness really cut down on drinkability. I can see the love for this beer, but I just wasn't feeling it.

Photo of Hibernator
4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Aventinus
500 ml
1 pint .9 fl oz brown bottle

I served this is in a German hefeweizen glass. I would like to eventually get a sweet Aventinus glass, but this will have to do for today. There appears to be a freshness date on the back of the label, but I don't know what it means. It reads 04.233 0503.

Pours a marvelous shade of brown...ranging from darker chestnut colors to light brown. There is a tannish colored head on top that turns into a thin lace.

Very nice aroma...sweet fruits, ripe bananas, spices and cloves. A very inviting nose.

Spicy and carbonated with a clovey, bananas dipped in caramel attack on the palate. Fruity esters with a slight chocolate backdrop. Wheat and grains add a dryness to the finish. One of the most thirst quenching 8.0% ABV beers I've ever had. This could be dangerous.

An awesome beer, no question about it. I wish I had more in my fridge. Weizenbocks are quickly becoming one of my favorite styles of beers. It's clear that the Schneider Aventinus is one of the best out there. Highly recommended.

Photo of ypsifly
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into an Aventinus glass. Copper and some amber down the stem of the glass. Nice off white head, decent lacing.

Smells of bananna, clove, vanilla and hops.

Lots of clove in upfront upon tasting. Hits a quick note of bubble gum, then finishes very dry. The transition from sweet to almost bitter is nicely balanced. Excellent mouthfeel that coats the tongue. Just the right amount of carbonation that works in harmony with the flavors.

An exceptionally drinkable beer. Its easy to suck this one right down and let that 8% abv get right on top of you. An excellent choice for an after dinner beer.

Photo of Padron4KM
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz bottle. another cryptic date code.
pours a cloudy dark brown with a huge soapy tanish head.
Active carbonation.
Aroma is clove, feint bannana, caramel, and prunes.

Flavor is spicy, malty and fruity. like a Captain & Coke allowed to warm before drinking. Just enough wheat in there to add some texture.

finish is slightly sweet with plummy flavors and just a touch of bitterness.

Watch out tho. This beer goes down amazingly easy for an 8%

Photo of steinlifter
4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

poured a hazy brown, thick rich head that retained and left puffy lacing all the way through, smell was, vanilla, slight clove, bread, taste is of clove spice, complex, and delicious! mouthfeel is rich smooth and creamy!, drinkability is excellent, great beer! one of the best, in my opinion! cheers!, MUST TRY!

Photo of sinistermadman
3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a mild, copper brown. It resembles iced tea. Very effervescent. Very effervescent! The head builds quickly but doesn't linger.

There is a cornucopia of smells to savor. Very fruity. I sense raisin, prune, and various citrus ingredients. Very spicy. This brew has a very complex scent. Quite pleasing.

The initial taste is predominately spicy, cloves dominate. The mixture of the ingredients seems to be well balanced. I am usually not a fan of the more fruit-spice infused brews, but this is
pretty drinkable by my standards. Each drink provides another flavor to experience. Quite interesting.

Mouthfeel is a slight alcohol tinge, with a lingering spice note. Not too bad. This is definitely worth a try, although I wouldn't consider this a staple in my session lineup.

All in all a drinkable dopplebock, but it is just not my style. This is a well crafted brew so I have to give it props.

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

Appearance: pours muddy brown fading to ruby heading toward the top of the glass. Nice crusty white head develops. Carbonation cascades up the glass.

Smell: A yeasty wheat bread-like smell dominates the senses. If I would pick a classic "beer" smell, this would be it.

Taste: Spicey and clove like up front which fades into a strong wheat base. Finishes with a sweet carmel-like note. This just tastes like it was hand crafted and made with care. This is high quality stuff.

Mouthfeel: Medium and prickly. The carbonation definitely hits the palate just right.

Drinkability: Very nice. This is one to sit back and savor.

Notes: This isn't my favorite style but this is such a well done beer. I really enjoyed this one and although it won't be in my regular rotation, it's a nice change of pace. Highly recommended.

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,838 ratings.