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

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3,652 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,652
Reviews: 1,990
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 201
Gots: 224 | FT: 5
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 sponberg
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%

Beer being reviewed: a 1998 bottle of Aventinus, stored at 53 degrees in its case in a dark basement, poured at cellar temperature into a 0.5l Aventinus glass. How does this one age? Let's find out...

Mahogany amber-red. The head starts out thick but quickly dissipates into a thin, rather highly carbonated bead. The aroma is redolent of yeast, with some toasted almond and estery notes along with a breadlike maltiness.

Interesting - I was expecting some cardboardy flavors, but instead I get a very toasty-sweet maltiness, with notes of coffee, cocoa, and background esteriness of clove and a little banana. Really fizzy mouthfeel, prickly on the tongue. Alcohol and an oily astringency also present. It's like the tongue gets three effects at once - prickly at the tip, oily in the middle, and astringency at the back. Let's let this warm up a bit... Hmm. The prickliness has died off a bit, leaving more esteriness, vanilla, and a hint of smokiness in its wake. The alcohol seems more apparent than on a fresh bottle as well.

Conclusion: Aging doesn't hurt, but doesn't increase the complexity or depth of flavor to as great a degree as I'd figured it would. Drink it fresh for best effect IMO - but if you have an aged bottle or two, it's still a wonderful brew.

sponberg, May 31, 2003
Photo of GreatPondBrewer
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%

Another pickup from beer mecca(see: Half Time beerfly). It had a fizzy, bubbly white head. It was a deep and cloudy leather color with tons of carbonation bubbles fizzing to the top. I liked this beer better than the Celebrator. It had a richer, more distinct aroma full of berry bouquets and a hearty yet refreshing wheat smell. The taste was yeasty and fizzy, but perfectly balanced with a bitter aftertaste, musty a damp like a piece of water logged wood. A hearty ammount of spiced, ginger etc. flavoring, but nothing artifucial. Kinda resembled an iced tea. Very good.

GreatPondBrewer, May 30, 2003
Photo of Indybeer
4.72/5  rDev +8.8%

500ml bottle. I am a big fan of Weizens, and this is my first taste of a doppelbock. Pours a dark brown with hints of red, with a nice head that slowly settles. Aroma of cloves is evident. The first sip gives you that hint of chocolate and spices. Great mouth feel and finishes cleanly. An exceptional Weizen.

Indybeer, May 28, 2003
Photo of BigHead
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Me likey. The cloudy amber beer with a wonderful thick head, it's purdy. And the aroma is awesome, a fruity, spicy aroma mixed in the texture of hops and malt with a hint of ginger. The smooth fruity tang livens up the front of my tongue. There is a cranberry type feel amongst the array of hop, malt, and fruit. The spices of ginger and cinnamon are evident to me in this wonderful beer. A great brew.

BigHead, May 27, 2003
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4.08/5  rDev -6%

Pours a rich dark brown clear/cloudy depending on your yeast tolerance (- swirling the bottom is best)

Smells of smoke and molasses waft from a medium tan head.

Taste is rich in the aforementioned smoke, touch of chocolate, a little cinammon and a heart flavor of molasses. Hearty, deep dark malt profile with a nice hoppy counter.

Feels very balanced, though thought was over carbonated with a few swigs.

Overall a very good beer. I really enjoyed this one.

TAMU99, May 25, 2003
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4.05/5  rDev -6.7%

Presentation: 500ml-bottle freshness date stamped on back.

Pours deep henna with a foaming white heat that wanes rather quickly, leaving minimal lace. The smell is rich with malt, and a strong herbal presence, while exotic fruit and alcohol esters make an appearance as well. The flavour is of complex malt sweetness, which touches on chocolate at times. A brief splash of fruit is followed with a citrus zing, with some hop bitterness finishing the feast. Mouthfeel is creamy, with the carbonation providing a champagne-like pep.
Notes: Another remarkable offering from Schneider & Sohn. The high alcohol content gives an extra dimension than many wheats. That said, the alcohol really comes to the forefront as it warms. This is a delicious, boozy brew, but enjoying for a session might land unexpected results.

lipschitz, May 20, 2003
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4.15/5  rDev -4.4%

The beer pours a nebulous mahogany with orange highlights; the head is preposterous in size, the structure frothy, the color a medium tan. Nose has a bit or hint of the wheat grain. Mostly sweet malt, quite pleasing to the senses, start is ambrosial, nice malted grain profile with the top middling in feel. Finish has a crisp acidic bite, the hops subdued, the aftertaste dry and long lasting, a quite nice beer, as I have always been partial to the “Bock” sub-style.

Gusler, May 19, 2003
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4.53/5  rDev +4.4%

Expiration date 29 Oct. 2003, consumed 20 May 2003.
Appearance: Opaque brown with a hint of red tint. Off white lace with no rentention.
Aroma: Ester alcohol on a medium roasted malt and wheaty aroma.
Taste: Initially plain flavor, that explodes into a rich milk chocolate and malted milk ball flavor.
Mouthfeel: Amazingly rich and creamy.
Drinkability: This is amazing. I could chug this, savor this, cherish this and love this.

Naerhu, May 19, 2003
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4.08/5  rDev -6%

Nice presentation, attractive bottle design with the royal-looking purple and gold label/lettering.

I poured this with a little too much elevation and before I knew it, I had a thunderhead threatening to go overboard, and yet I can never allow that to happen. (Tasty bubbles...)

Looks like a dark-brewed iced tea, has a malty, slightly yeasty aroma.

Solid mouthfeel, I like it, malt and fruit components up front, light chocolate blended with yeast on the finish. Very smooth, very drinkable and at 8%, very potent.

brewdlyhooked13, May 17, 2003
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

Really looks like a very good wheat, but the color of a brown ale. A little lighter than a brown, but not much. Looks like there's a storm inside the beer and the thick, seafoam head continues to grow long after being poured. Smells like cherries and berries. Fantastic taste -- very complex. Can taste some fruits and wheat, and it has the clean, refreshing finish of a wheat.

dwarbi, May 08, 2003
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4.08/5  rDev -6%

This a Great Wheat Bock beer. Impressive compacted head that stays throughout and a malty ultra smooth flavor with nice yeasty tones overall. Hints of caramel and clove as it warms with a very slight sourness. The 8% ABV is obscured by it's full body and flavor. Another very impressive beer from Schneider.

BierReise, May 01, 2003
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4.63/5  rDev +6.7%

My bottle (German) says Aventinus Weizenstarkbier (Italian: Birra Doppio Malto), but this must be the same thing (same ABV too). Theoretically I might encounter a better Weizen than this one, but I doubt very much that will ever happen. Murky brown colour, large head, aroma of Paradise: Cloves and other undefinable spices, dried fruits (figs), oak and sandalwood. Oaky cloves flavour with hints of burnt caramel. Alcohol is present, but not overwhelmingly so. Dry aftertaste. This is a thoroughly well made beer!

Sigmund, Apr 26, 2003
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

I poured this beer into my special German drinking glass and watched the enourmous, delicious head foam up. After a minute or two the head dissapated and revealed a dark brown beer. The taste of this beer is pretty strong, like a super Hefe Weissen. It goes down smooth and, with an 8% alcohol content, gives a decent kick. I recommend this beer for anyone who enjoys Hefe weissens, or anyone who wants to enjoy a fine German beer. However, the average Corona drinker probably wouldn't appreciate it.

WMBierguy, Apr 25, 2003
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4.72/5  rDev +8.8%

Pours a dark caramel color with a thick, off white head. The head retention is tremendous, as it lasts seemingly forever. The aroma is roasted malt, bananas, clove, and a touch of alcohol. The taste is sweet and crisp, all at once. A great roasted taste is combined with a fruity, bready, yeasty component, all well balanced. A touch of bitterness is in the finish, along with the characteristic wheat crispness. The aftertaste brings to mind chocolate covered bananas, with just a hint of cloves. The mouthful is creamy, feeling sinful on the tongue. I think I could drink these all day long! I bought this particular bottle in November to celebrate a pending job (so I thought). I cracked it open tonight to celebrate a different job that was just finalized. Although I was expecting great things from this beer, it still surprised me. A must buy for any wheat beer lover.

aaronh, Apr 24, 2003
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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%

This poured a brownish red with a small slightly tan head that managed to remain pretty well despite the fact that i did not give it much of a vigorous pour. I'll just have to try it again and pour with more energy. The smell was dominantly fruity and sweet, with a hint of yeast. I picked out apples and raisons, with a bit of caramel. It actually smelled a bit like a caramel apple to me, very pleasant. The taste was equally as pleasant, sweet and malty with a hint of caramel and fruit while also spicy and yeasty. Very complex smooth and tasty. Medium carbonation and body combine for a very good mouth feel, and smooth drinkabilty. I never got a sense of the 8%ABV. Overall a wonderful brew, and my first venture into the world of wheat ales or doppelbocks, but it will definitely not be my last.

BittRnessabounds, Apr 21, 2003
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

This one poured with little head but I didn't give it quite a rigourous pour. The color is an amber brown, very similar to Chimay Red.

The nose is very strong and you can pick up on the hops, fruit notes (apples and raisons) as well has the the great yeast that goes into this brew. I had never had a doppelbock and I don't think this one was the best place to start beings as it was dominated by its yeast. Still, this is a great beer. A ton of complexity here, and also a very smooth brew. I compared it to Rare Vos (Ommegang) to my friends but pointed out that it managaes to be even more drinkable and smooth even with its greater alcohol content. Great beer!

EmoBeerGuy, Apr 21, 2003
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4.53/5  rDev +4.4%

Pours a dark murky brown color with a nice 2 finger off white very dense head. The aromas of light wheat and faint fruit delight the senses in a subtle way. The first swallow reveals a hop/carb bite that opens your eyes in sheer surprise. The flavors of wheat, smooth malts, cloves, and light spices start revealing themselves about midway through each swallow. The mouthfeel is a little on the thin side for such an array of flavors but it does not take much away from such a well-balanced complex brew! Very nice! Prosit!

BeerAngel, Apr 15, 2003
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

This is top shelf stuff that for me defines this style. I love the fruit
cake like top notes that come off a glass of this stuff. The colour
is a dark cloudy rummy shade of brown with a lot of Brussels
lacing on the glass. The mouthfeel is biscuity and complex and as
the beer warms up the great balance shows itself even more. If
Germany had a beer war against Belgium this would be on the
front lines. Ein Prosit.

canucklehead, Apr 06, 2003
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Another great offering from Herr Schneider and Son. Good looking cloudy dark peach color with a decent head and great lacing. I really sense cloves in the wheat beers from this brewer and I like what I'm tasting. Somehow what doesn't sound that good to me does taste good. The mouthfeel is a bit astringent and there is too much aftertaste to rate it 5s, but this is good stuff nonetheless.

AtLagerHeads, Apr 04, 2003
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

Appearance: Pours a wonderful color that is a combination of orange, red, and brown. It's fairly hazy from the wheat...no surprise there. The head is out of control to start with, but eventually shrinks down to a thin cap.

Smell: Aroma is a mix of clove, bubblegum, banana, malt, and yeast. Nothing unexpected, just a classic Weizenbock smell...

Taste: The flavor is tart with lots of Hefeweizen attributes: clove, banana...hell, just read the smell description! It's the same. There's plum, fig, and raison in there too, but they're minor players here. Very fruity and spicy. Alcohol shows up on the palate, but in a smooth way. It doesn't come across as harsh. Staying dead-on for style, there's no hop flavor to speak of. Overall, it's a bit heavy on the clove, but very nice...

Mouthfeel: Crisp and tart with a medium mouthfeel. Finishes with a slight alcoholic dryness.

Drinkability: Pretty good for an 8% brew. I couldn't make a night out of just this brew, as the alcohol flavor seems to get stronger as I make my way through the glass.

The classic example of the Weizenbock style...enough said!

MJR, Mar 31, 2003
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4.45/5  rDev +2.5%

Pours a hazy, dark brown color with plum colored highlights and a lot of carbonation bubbles. The massive, fluffy off-white head presented itself immediately upon pouring. The froth died down incredibly slow, leaving a beautiful lace on the glass. The nose is very complex, there are so many things going on here. Every time I took a whiff, I smelled something different, bananas, cloves, alcohol, raisins, chocolate, and just a hint of nutmeg. The flavor knocked me off my feet, it matched the aroma perfectly. Initial taste was of sweet fruit, followed by a bit of hop bitterness, then the alcohol, and if that wasn’t enough there was a spicy zing of cloves at the finish. The only mouthfeel complaint that I have is that there was a bit too much carbonation, it think it distracted me a little from tasting all the flavors that that this beer contained. This is one of the best dopplebocks that I’ve had, and it’s very reasonably priced.

Scooter77, Mar 30, 2003
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4.83/5  rDev +11.3%

Poured an opaque with a very dark ruby color. It looks darker when you put it down, though. Beer had tons of little carbonation that built a giant symmetrical building of a head; it became more frothy and billowy as it settled. Lace was decent but a little hasty.

Nose, hmmm, nice... It was dominantly banana, cloves, and an apple-fig scent (smell was more apple than fig, though). You can immediately pick up on the beautiful yeast used alongside the faint yet nicely roasted wheat background. A wonderful nose, reminded me of fall harvest - though I had no problem drinking it in early spring.

Flavors were of a tasty roasted malt; a medium level roast that also seemed a bit spicy. Tasted also of raw cinnamon (the true taste, not the sugar-sweetened kind). This combined greatly with the most dominant flavor which was the cooked apples. The more yeast more poured in the more clovey it became, and combined with the apples, it became like a late fall bounty done well in the kitchen.

Had a moderate to short finish, with a subdued cream in the finish. Very quiet hops and sour were in the aftertaste and lingered with welcome on the appropriate buds. This beer is so unobtrusive yet still so hearty in both taste and aftertaste. There was some tingle on the tongue that helped to call me back, and the mouthfeel was sort of watery-oily. And from these notes, and everything else with it, this beer is so very drinkable. Compared to the other classic dopplebock, Celebrator, more fruity and spicy, and classic in its own right.

nomad, Mar 28, 2003
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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

Sampled on tap at Redbones.

This wheat-doppelbock poured a cloudy brown color with a lot of light tan foam. The smell was very fruity (bananas), which surprised me for a doppelbock, but I suppose the wheat is responsible for these esters. The taste was also dominated by the fruity banana oils, but caramel malt, yeast, and a trace of musty grape flavor came through. The mouthfeel was sweet and fruity, with medium carbonation, and medium body. This bock was very drinkable (I guess I am a sucker for fruity esters).

UncleJimbo, Mar 22, 2003
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4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

A great brew. Pours a cloudy light-brown, like a doppelbock. Nose is fruity, with some banana, and yeasty. Flavor is fruity and a little spicy with some chocolate undertones. Clove finish. Medium-bodied with a tingly mouthfeel. Somewhat alcoholic. This is a great beer. Definitely warming. A little on the pricey side, but great once in a while.

Admiraldinty, Mar 10, 2003
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3.85/5  rDev -11.3%

An interesting beer.

Cloudy, red-brown, with an immediate citrus and spice aroma. The head is massive and immediate, but short-lived with little lacing.

Taste is citrus and a little hoppy, with a burn of spice and an edge of malt sweetness as it warms in your mouth. To me, the spice tastes like cinnamon. Slightly gritty mouthfeel, and yet it is not uncreamy at all. (Is uncreamy a word? Necessity is the mother of invention!)

It is necessary to pour twice from this beer if you are using a standard beer glass, since it comes in a 500 ml bottle. The explosive head contains bits of sediment; you can taste the beer in the head quite a bit better in the last pour.

The kind of beer that makes you say, "Hmmm," after every sip. That's not a bad thing, but I don't think most of us would want to have more than one per night...

Darkale, Mar 08, 2003
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,652 ratings.