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

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96
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3,660 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,660
Reviews: 1,992
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 201
Gots: 227 | 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 canucklehead
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
Photo of AtLagerHeads
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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
Photo of Scooter77
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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
Photo of Admiraldinty
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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
Photo of Darkale
3.85/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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
Photo of AudioGilz
3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It's a very dark and murky brown color with a moderate tan head which leaves a nice coating. Aroma consists of raisins, bananas, faint alcohol....flavors in this beer are very much ripe fruit and faint alcohol as it warms. Quite an enjoyable and full-bodied brew. I don't think I could have more than one though.

AudioGilz, Mar 07, 2003
Photo of Stubbie1
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into the glass a dark copper color. A think off white head is next; the head turn into a nice lace to the bottom of the glass.

Aroma is malt, maybe raisins and cloves and the yeasty smell of a weissen bier.

Flavor has a bit of fruit notes and complements the aroma. It has a full taste and a bit of alcohol on the finish.

Over all a very good and enjoyable brew.

Stubbie1, Feb 27, 2003
Photo of SamuraiJack
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an astonishing and quite unique beer. Will, without a doubt, be a permanent addition to my buying patterns.
On first pour, this is a deep, dark, cloudy and chocolatey brown. The head is dense that (slowly) fades to a creamy and sticky lace. Aromas are predominately fruit esthers with a strong burnt sugar and alcohol underpinning. Oddly enough, there is a nice tropical spice aroma that lurks under it all.
Initial taste shows a bright and snappy carbonation with noticable alcohol and a nice, tropical-seeming, spice and caramel flavor. The mouth feel is super creamy but a bit too "sticky" to be truly excellent (IMHO). Finish has excellent wheat and yeast flavors with a final blast of crisp fruit/alchohol.
This is an outrageous beer. To my taste and in my experience the best of its type.

SamuraiJack, Feb 23, 2003
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.8/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A remarkable looking beer, this one poured into an official Aventinus wheat glass, with a very full head. Not only was the head nice and full, but as the beer sat the head expanded. It didn't bubble down to a thin layer, but it started to expand until it rose above the rim of the glass. I watched the beer for at least two minutes before I even took my first sip, it was just amazing how long the head was lasting, unlike any beer I have ever seen. The dark brown amber body complemented the creamy brown tone of the head so well. The sweetness in the aroma carrie wheat barley along the alcohol. The nose was like a sweet fig brandy with raisins to complement the complex full aroma. The yeast character from the banana esters were also detectable with in the scent of the beer. The lace formed perfectly and full as I sipped on this huge beer. It is so full bodied with a creamy thick and chewy mouthfeel, that this beer is a meal by itself. The same yeast flavors of the banana and clove is here with buttery notes of apples and raisins. A wonderful aftertaste full of malty goodness laced with alcohol on the tongue. I would love to enjoy this beer regularly, but too many of these put down could equal quite a mess with the high alcohol and full body these are meant to be enjoyed one at a time. I wish I could put more of these away, because it is amazing in every way.

WVbeergeek, Feb 17, 2003
Photo of BeerBuilder
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ruby-brown in color with a minimal head. The aroma is of sweet malt, wheat, and somewhat clovey. The flavor is big and malty, with the hints of clove. It is medium bodied with an alcoholic finish. A smooth and drinkable German brew. I enjoyed this beer, and most definitely will drink this one again.

BeerBuilder, Feb 10, 2003
Photo of marburg
4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was one of my two lunch beers today, and it's a classic that I've enjoyed many times -- this time in a bottle. Deep copper brown color -- like mahogany furniture or something, really. Head dissipates a bit faster than most wheat beers, but the aroma is strong. Raisinets and wheaty lemon zest. Tastes great as well. Someone put their Christmas gift basket of fruits and bittersweet chocolates in this beer. Wheat finish with a stronger malt presence up front. Overall a nice combination of flavors. Great beer. The vintage 1996 and 1999 are, to my recollection, even an improvement upon this.

marburg, Feb 07, 2003
Photo of goz
3.8/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy dark brown, with a huge, light-tan, puffy and cloud like head. Head slowly dimishes to a pretty strong lacing. Aroma is strong on the banana, with some clove sneaking in, too. Flavor is also strong on the banana, with some slight hints of chocolate, and ending with some clove and spiceyness. In the mouth, it has some tingly carbonation, and a tiny hint of alcohol as it gets warmer.

goz, Feb 04, 2003
Photo of doho95fu
4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Glad I picked this one up. Big tan creamy head on a thick dark copper beer that is anything but clear. The foam sticks for a while and seriously feels like shaving cream. The beer smells fruity and spicy with clove and apple being most distinctive. Tastes are similar with banana and brown sugar or molasses flavors present. The carbonation is fine with great mouthfeel and this is an altogether extremely pleasing brew.

doho95fu, Feb 02, 2003
Photo of Morris729
4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brownish copper color with a huge foamy off-white colored head that eventually dissipates into a creamy and sticky lace. Nose is wonderful overripe banana, clove, and nutmeg with a touch of light caramel. Leaves me almost drooling to take a sip. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Taste is quite fruity with notes of sweet malts, spicy clove, molasses, and a mild alcohol bite that becomes more pronounced as the beer warms. A truly wonderful beer. Perhaps the finest Weizenbock I’ve ever sampled.

Morris729, Jan 20, 2003
Photo of cretemixer
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep chestnut with a highly carbonated off white head that fades fast to a thin carbonated layer. No lace to speak of. A wonderful fruity aroma, malt, mollasses, breadiness are all there too. Taste of raisins and cloves most prominent. Sweet with very little bitterness. Very malty. Carbonation is just right with a smooth mouthfeel. Very drinkable considering the 8% abv.

cretemixer, Jan 17, 2003
Photo of JohnnyDuvel
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've always enjoyed a good dunkel-weizen, with the only drawback being a relatively low ABV. I also love a good doppelbock, but it's not a refreshing style of beer. Well, here's a great combination of the two. Refreshing, easy to drink, and plenty powerful! Pours large head (as to be expected), dark and creamy. The alcohol makes itself noticed, and the clovey-spiciness is prominent (along with the taste of banana). Overall, one of the absolute great beers. This is one of my regulars, and I've tried many other attempts at the style -no other comes close.

JohnnyDuvel, Jan 14, 2003
Photo of Sixpack595
3.6/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a copper-orange with full tan head, that dissipates rapidly. I'm not a big fan of Wheat beers, and this is just a reminder why. I have tried it several times now, and I find it no better than drinkable. Way too fruity for my tastes, but it does improve as you go. Strong bannana and a bit of clove and raisin. A complex beer, if you enjoy the style you will likely find this a rewarding taste. I try to rate with the style in mind, otherwise this beer would have a very low rating from me. Its not the beer's fault I think the style tastes like ^%#@.

Sixpack595, Jan 14, 2003
Photo of proc
4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a fine, fine beer! I wasn't expecting to like this beer as much as I did. Complex doesn't begin to describe it. Pours out to a plum darkness in the glass with a light brown head that reminds you of brown sugar. The aroma is that of fruit. The taste. Man, the taste. Where to begin? Initially, there is a presence of nutmeg, cloves and banana, much like a regular wheat beer. But just when you think this is what you get, the beer transforms as it warms and the clove/banana taste leaves and a warm fruit taste of raisins takes over. A wonderful beer that truly hides the 8% ABV very well.

proc, Jan 13, 2003
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4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've tried this one from the bottle too and the difference in taste/drinkability is tremendous! On tap this stuff has no business going down as easy as it does with an 8% abv and tons of taste. Cloudy orangish/brown with a nice head that dies quick..but who cares? This beer still tastes great down to the last sip! A welcome fruity taste but not overbearing by any means. Definitely bananas detected, some other slight tropical type fruit tastes. Has a slight alcohol bite to let you know what you're getting into, but really adds to the overall taste. Two twenty oz. glasses and you're feeling grand, but could easily drink many more. This is great year round and should be sought out by all!! Fantastic!!

avylover, Jan 10, 2003
Photo of bierman2000
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As tasted in Munich, a wonderful, full-bodied Weizenbock. Very drinkable with a chocolaty aftertaste and very filling being that it is a Weizen. Alcohol is noticeable and makes an impact at the end of an 18 oz. glass. The beer is excellent alone or with dessert, mainly a sweeter one. Worth seeking out on draft in March in Germany.

bierman2000, Jan 09, 2003
Photo of kunzbrew
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours the most sexy copper color with a red hightlight that really make you drool. The head that is poured doesnot stick around to long but the aromas make up for it. The citrus and many other fruity smells fill the nose with great pleasure. The slight smoked flavor and fruity malts are great tasting. This is the best of dopplebocks that I have ever had although the list is small this is the best. Oktoberfest here I come.

Cheers,

Mike

kunzbrew, Jan 05, 2003
Photo of schrist275
2.58/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Here goes….another one down the hatch, a few more of these and I wont be able to judge a thing. Anyways, the head come in a shade of off-white that is often associated with cheap white walls. The bier color is…..um….root beer candy brown. The aroma is that of a lemon/citrus hefe. Slightly off-colored from most hefe smells. It tastes like a burnt orange peel soaked in a light hefe-weizen. Brewed for the hefe lovers only, and not for the beginner hefe drinker.

schrist275, Jan 01, 2003
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,660 ratings.