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

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Ratings: 3,972
Reviews: 2,046
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 257
Gots: 355 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

Formerly Schneider Aventinus.
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Ratings: 3,972 | Reviews: 2,046
Photo of BEERchitect
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's always a good way to end a day... to dive into this one. A look that is prototypical of a dark wheat (dark mohogany and clearly hazy!?), but after that, it's nearly perfect. Aromas are that of a light barleywine with bubblegum (juicy fruit) and esters (banannas and cloves). The flavors are intensely similar. Bigger and bolder sweetness than expected in wheat beers but complex and bold nonetheless. More akin to and Urbock. So is the body, texture, and mouthfeel. Wheat-like malty/bready flavors show nicely from nose to finish. Sweet and malty in the finish and with a fruity, warming aftertaste. One of the best beers out there.

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

Pours a deep cherry walnut hue with a MONSTER of a head. The head gradually subsides to about a 1/2" beige cap.

Smells of fruits are overcome by big whafts of banana. There is a richness to the smell, a tone of quality and solidity. Also a strong bite of clove and malt to the odor... excellent smelling brew.

Incredible tasting beer. Fruity, zesty, and rich. Lots of banana, with the addition of dark fruit. I cannot taste too much of the chocolate that the brew says is in the taste, but a small hint of toffee is certainly there. As the beer warms, this becomes more evident. There is a brevity and tightness to the finish that is common in many high-quality hefe's.

The mouthfeel is rich, creamy, yet lively. A delight as soon as it hits your tongue.

All in all, what an incredible beer... a beautiful example of how hefe's and bocks can be combined to create an outstanding brew.
I paid $4.50 for this 500ml I believe, and will certainly grab it again the next time I see it.

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

Foamy head, elegant bulbs, malty bitterness is formidably smoothed with flavours of dark chocolate, peach, figs and hints of tropical fruits (mango?);

This is the grand cru blanc de noir champagne of beers, complex but accessible ...

Handle with care (8 % ABV !!) ...

Photo of SSGPat
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a nice deep amber. Nice head (not too much, not too little). Very inviting. Cloudy, unfiltered look.

S: Malty doppelbock. Maybe even fruity malt-ish.

T: A well balanced sweet, malty, fruity orgasm in the mouth. Very complex, but smooth.

M: Warm alcohol with cream highlights.

D: If you like a Weizenbock you won't be able to put it down. I bought it out of state 1-2 years ago, and I believe that it gets better with age, but, since you can now get it in NC, I will be cleaning out my stash for things that can't be bought in NC (looking for 120 min. IPA by Dogfish Head).

Photo of silver0rlead
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very hazy brown color with a beautiful creamy and frothy off-white head that retains well. Aroma is very matly with strong, tangy wheat tones, fruity weizen yeast aroma, as well as some notes of chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is intense and beautifully balanced, with notes of tangy wheat, toasted bread, lots of dark fruits in the vein of belgian dark ales (plum, fig, date and raisin), some spice character (corriander and clove), chocolate and some light alcohol notes. Mouthfeel is lighter than expected with a light to medium body and moderate carbonation...creamy and smooth. Extremely delicious and approachable, an excellent beer. Been waiting for this one to show up in NC, and it was worth the wait for sure.

Photo of davidchollar
4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

looks like a very dark amber, almost chocolate, with a nice white head.

smells like a spicy banana dessert. its hard for me to get more specific, but it definitely smells good.

tastes delicious. a full-body beer, strong and complex but balanced. like many other reviewers of this beer, it's my first weizenbock, but it will not be my last! this is an awesome beer.

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

What a beer, what a beer! It's hard to talk about appearance when you're drinking the beer from the bottle in the toilet of a busy library, but mmm. Sniffing the mouth of the bottle I am bombarded by pleasant weizen flavors and that's just foreplay. The real action happens when it put the bottle to my mouth and WOW. So good. This beer is everything a weizen should be and since it's a dunkelweizen, it is a little less oppressively sweet than your standard hefeweizen. If you haven't already drank this beer, GO OUT AND BUY IT, NOW.

Photo of danielharper
3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from Strong Bros. Liquor Store, Fayetteville, TN.

An excellent pour from a 16.9 oz bottle leaves a thick foamy head atop a deep roasted brown body. Looks thick and inviting, very high marks for appearance here. Topping off the glass from the bottle only increases the overall head and thus, the overall experience.

Interesting aroma, full of malty presence and smelling very much like a dopplebock. It has that "roasted" flavor that I associate strongly with memories of the crock-pot growing up, beneath which it has a greater complexity of citrus and a hint of banana. I've never had a weizenbock before, but I imagine it's supposed to smell something like a hefeweizen mixed with a dopplebock. High marks.

Very interesting flavor. Kind of tangy up front with the citrus taste, with more of a coffee, almost stoutish backend. Fascinating in the way the two flavors mix together -- it almost seems like flavors this disparate would get in each other's way, but here I think it works pretty well. Slight astringent flavor due to the high alcohol.

Mouthfeel is thick and prominent as anticipated, but it goes down smoothly and easily. Not the highlight of the beer, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Overall drinkability is decent -- I like this beer just fine, and will buy it again, but it's not one of my favorites, and at nearly five dollars a bottle, these are a bit steep on the price for regular consumption.

Photo of asabreed
4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

For all the hype, all the great reviews, and the fact that I can get this at my nearby Kroger in Richmond, I'm now even more ridiculously impressed at how good this is. 1 pt 9 oz bottle.

Appearance: Lacing isn't crazy, but the head stays put on top of the beer, dissipating slowly with each pour. Unfiltered wheat haze with amber and brown undertones.

Smell: A fantastic mesh of clove, banana, slight cream, and malt at the forefront. Some slight dark fruit and chocolate undetones. This is absolutely ridiculous it's so good, and I'm having trouble getting my nose out of it.

Taste: As I'm tasting this, I'm thinking to myself, "Is this for real?" Beautiful malt sweetness, banana, clove, and cream. The aftertaste lingers for long on the tongue, and it should be savored. I have to say, the complexity here is NOT the point; it's that what's here is balanced so smoothly, so beautifully, and so tastefully, that it certainly, to me, warrants an exceptional rating. So goddamn good.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to full-bodied, medium carbonation that fits the creamy and fuller body of the beer. Wonderful.

Drinkability: I had no clue what I was in for. This may be the beer that I expected worlds from and finally got them in return. I can't wait to get more of this, and that it's so readily available to me makes it almost laughable.

I wish I hadn't had Aventinus as my first Weizenbock, but either way I'm certainly getting some more. Regardless off what kind of beer is your favorite, a bottle of this is cheap enough to try, and even it wasn't, you should at least try this.

Photo of kgotcher
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A fizzy and hazzy dark amber to brown color. Definately unfiltered. Kind of light head that fizzes for a while and then settles down to a remaining thin head that stays for the duration. Right away you can smell that sweet malty fruit aroma as well as some grainy wheat aroma on further inspection.

Nice medium creamy mouthfeel with a bit of alchohol warmth. Flavor is clove and prune with a hint of banana and vanilla surrounded by a malty grainy wheat body, a hint of salt on the tip of the tongue.Taste is classic dunkleweissen with a heavy dose of malty bock. Just like you would expect but amazing how smooth they are together. A fair amount of tartness if you let it linger in you mouth a bit. This is an awesome beer with tons of complexity, taste even changes a bit as it warms and as you get into more yeast toward the bottom it becomes more bready. This is my first Wheat Doppelbock but trust me, it won't be my last.

Photo of Fugazme
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours tall. A very dark brown with an off-white mountain head. Settles down to 1/4" and wonderful stickage.

Smell is very nice and typical. Banana and even some clove.

Excellent mouthfeel. Smooth, yet bubbly. Nice.

Banana and spice. I'm enjoying this beer with some fresh zucchini bread with homegrown zucchini. Pairs very nicely. Spicy.

A very, very good beer.

Photo of wl0307
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

BB date: 01/06/06.
A: in a (dry) 300ml weissbier glass, it pours a hazy, dark-caramel colour, coming with an effervescent, off-white thick beer head, so creamy and frothy even when the lively carbonation settles down it stays there without any trouble--looking everlasting, incredibly decent and elegant...
S: upfront is deeply fruity aroma of hefe-weizen, mixed of ripe bananas+banana skin+green guava, plus a refreshingly spicy note of clove, and profoundly sour-sweet wheatish grainy aroma. If "blind-sniffing" this beer, one might be tricked to believe it's just another pale-coloured hefe-weizen with a stronger, assertive malt and sugary presence~~ Very balanced as well as very delicious.
T: upfront on the palate comes a profoundly fruity (mainly banana-skin and the classic mixed-tropical fruity taste of hefe-weizen) flavour, followed immediately by creamy, deeply brown-sugary (close to caramel) palate of dark malts, on top of an underlyingly rich yeasty+sugary+intriguingly-spicy flavour common to Belgian dark ale. With an assertive alcoholic mouthfeel sitting firmly underneath, the refreshingly wheatish flavour adds to the otherwise profoundly rich and sugary palate a pleasantly tart-fruity kick to reach a nice balance in terms of both texture and flavour. Quite warmish alcoholic touch at first proves a bit too powerful for my taste, but expectable and thankfully short-lived.
M&D: the mouthfeel is a bit sharp upfront, turning more and more creamy and rounded towards the end as the alcoholic texture turns softer in strength and thinner/cleaner on the palate/between the teeth. A remarkable beer it is, much much more flavoursome than its cousin Schneider Weisse Original. I'd go for single bottle each time, as it's very powerful and hard to digest if consumed too much. A beer with characters to savour rather than quaff.

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

Appearance: stained oak brown, hazy, sudsy layer of light tan foam that compacts slowly

Aroma: steeped figs, malt, raisins, wet dog (just a hint!), wheat, light banana esters, clove

Flavor: initially a sweet breadiness (like a malt loaf) which dries out with a swath of peppery alcohol and clovey phenols, chestnuts, finishes semisweet with a wheaty aftertaste

Mouthfeel: medium-full body, prickly fine carbonation, long-lingering alcohol warmth in the throat

Other comments: Weissbier was my first love (as far as beer is concerned), so a "super-weiss" like this one brings back those good ol' days!

Photo of Wasatch
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Aventinus glass, deep dark brown in color, lots of carbonation and a huge tan head which takes awhile to disapate. Tons of lacing left from the middle out to the edge's. I could smell grassy, chocolate, spicy, and fruity scents. Taste's like a hefe-weizen, but with a more doppelbock flavor, very nice. Has a medium body with a slight taste of alcohol, but not that much considering it is a 8% ABV. Very drinkable, it's a keeper.

Photo of KarlHungus
4.72/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy dark brown color with a huge off white head. The aroma is ocloves, banana, caramel, chocolate. The taste is above reproach. Huge clove and banana flavors with some darker caramel tones lurcking in the background. The mouthfeel is medium think, and juicy. Overall, this is one outstanding brew. Now if I could only find it on tap.

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

Aventinus is the name of a Swedish based multi-lingual drug term data base at Gothenburg University (http://www.spraakbanken.gu.se/av/index.html). It's probably a coincidence but this fine beer gives a pleasant alco-kick. More likely, the name is taken from the Roman hillock Mons Aventinus. It was orginally a workers residential area but was quickly gentrified and filled with villas, baths, and temples (the most famous being the one devoted to Diana, the godess of nature).In the middle ages the hill was apppropriated by monastic establishments, and they are still there. Enough of that. It's a beer review. Aventinus the Beer rules the Weizenstarkbiers. The foam, the sweet smell, the distinct taste of wheat and hops. But the guy on the label looks like Martin Luther.

Photo of egajdzis
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark amber color with a fizzy, light tan head that left spotty lacing on the glass. Sweet caramel malt, spicy clove, and alcohol in the aroma. Initial tart wheat taste, followed by lots of caramel maltiness, and some banana and bubblegum as well.

Photo of Frozensoul327
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is nice. Poured out to a darker amber orange color that was slightly cloudy. Nice 1 1/2 Inch head and higher carbonation. Aroma was very complex, with some notes of grapes, hops, and a end similar to smoked bacon. Flavor was very solid, with notes of malt, cocoa, and dark fruits. Hid the 8% ABV very well. Medium mouthfeel was not overly heavy, and not to wimpy light. Finished a bit sweet and malty. Very nice. This is a great all round beer. Highly recommended.

Photo of Golden2wenty1
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single at Steve's Liquor here in Madison.

Pours a cloudy dark apple cider reddish-brown with a one finger off-white head that sticks around for the pint. Smell is fruity/spicy/malty, heavy on the spice. Taste follows the nose, a nice malty body with grapey, dark fruit and spicy clove notes, gets a little chocolatey as it warms. Mouthfeel is rich but smooth with medium carbonation. Overall a very drinkable weizenbock, but beware the 8% - one or two will do the trick here. A very nice little beer indeed.

Year-Later edit: an amazingly complex and balanced weizenbock - truly the standard of the style with notes of apple vinegar, sweet maple syrup and white wine. a must try rendition of a unique style.

Photo of niangelo
3.85/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from a bottle, into a pint-glass. I know, I know.

Poured a dark copper/brown with flashes of red. Head is extremely lively and I have to pour this one slow. The head recedes after about 30 seconds leaving no lacing. Smells of that grassiness and malt character.

Extremely fizzy and lively mouthfeel. Taste is heavy-duty on bananas, with that strong wheat character and spiciness. I also detect some raisins, prunes and a very light finish with mild toasting. I can't even hint at the alchohol, very well hidden. I can detect a very similar character in Hoegaarden, another wheat beer, of course.

I'm not keen on this style yet, I'm having a hard time getting into the wheat feel in general. I will explore, learn and return later.

Photo of gus
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very dark with a carmal color. Somewhat of a thick, bubbly tan brown head. Very fruity, no hop aroma, followed by a clove spice smell. Taste is spicy with a wheat flavor, followed by bannanas and other possible fruits. Moderate fizzy carbonation with a minimial bite going down. The high alcohol was not noticed at all. Very smooth drinkability after the first sip. This is an excellent beer. I will continue to buy this and will drink again and again.

Photo of baugherlager
4.82/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was even better than what I thought it would be. Poured just like any German wheat beer. It was exactly a said on the bottle wheat doppelbock. I would say this is cut down the middle all the goodness from a wheat beer and all the malty sweetness from a great doppelbock. Poured a dark brown almost soda looking. Very gassy like most German wheat beers. Very malty slightly sweet. tasting. Finish comes off cool and refreshing but with a little more heaviness that I found not too overpowering for the summer.

In all this is a beer that is among the best in my book. Definately in my top ten.

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

Aventinus pours a slightly hazy, dark brown color into my pint glass...this beer looks incredibly soda-like, right down to the fizzy light brown head. Unfortunately, the head is only about 1/2" and dies down nearly instantly. Moderate carbonation, no lacing. This is one malty beer, and the smell confirms that fact. The smell is bready, caramely, fruity (like raisins in particular), and slightly sweet from the alcohol. Not surpringly, the hops aroma is nonexistant in this beer.

The initial taste is quite sweet and malty, which is reinforced almost immediately by the alcohol (at a perfectly complimentory level). Other flavors present are raisin, caramel, a bit of chocolate, and a tiny amount of spiciness from the hops. The flavor balance in a beer of this ABV is outstanding, hiding the alcohol present nearly too well; it's delightfully understated. However, the mouthfeel is where Aventinus really shines. It's full without being syrupy, slightly slick, incredibly smooth, and goes down with a very pleasant sweet yet mildly spicy aftertaste.

This is an insanely easy-drinking beer (esp. considering its ABV). I've never had a weizenbock before, and I'm kicking myself for waiting this long to try one. This will be an outstanding beer for the winter months, and it's pretty damn good on a dog day in August.

Photo of DogFood11
4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

How did I pass this up so many times at my beer store....What a huge mistake...although I've loved quality beer for many years I never tried this until reading about it on this website. Dumb Dumb Dumb.

Appearance cannot be improved. Deeep rich looking frothy head. It actually spoke to me...I think its alive and it will not die. Smells of some banana and caramel but so enriched that it smells like a poutpouri with some raisin or plum in the background as well....just beautiful all around. I had this with the intention of a pre-nightcapper but I could see this as an after dinner brew to seal the deal. Something strong enough to compete with the dinner yet rich and easy drinking not to bloat or disturb. mouthfeel was awesome creamy, some oils, carbonation makes its point then fades quickly like alot of german brews. If I did believe in a god it would have to be the person that perfected this recipe....Perfection.

Photo of SkeeterHawk
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a deep reddish brown color that is pretty hazy when held to the light though the beer was poured gently off of the sediment. There was a head of loose bubbles that retained throughout the pour, but fell to a smaller one sustained by the bubbles rising.

Aroma: Oh there are lots of aromas to be found in this beer! Plum is by far the most noticeable. The aroma is definitely grainy and has some definite alcoholic presence to it. It is wonderfully complex with clove and a host of other things.

Taste: The taste is super rich. There are the dark fruits like plums and raisins that are here in abundance, but I also get some rich alcohol notes like sherry. The mouthfeel is almost fizzy, so it leaves you with the impression that it is a lighter beer than it is. There is a noticeable alcoholic burn after the flavor starts to fade.

Opinion: This beer is world class, and I don't know how anybody could possibly dispute that fact. I rarely drink wheat beers in general unless they have a ton of funk from the Senne Valley. This is the only other wheat beer that I will drink on a regular basis because of the simple fact that it is incredibly tasty. The fact that it was brewed according to the Reinheitsgebote makes it even more amazing because they were able to get all of these flavors with only four ingredients. Awesome!

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