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

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3,894 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,894
Reviews: 2,026
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 240
Gots: 313 | FT: 6
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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

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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Photo of Hibernator
4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
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
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
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
4.87/5  rDev +12.5%
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
3.97/5  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 -7.6%
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.

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

Appearance: Pours a brown-amber, dark but translucent with lots of carbonation. Huge foamy white head sets this off as a beauty.

Aroma: Wheaty, slighty fruity (cherry), slightly sweet. Wonderful.

Flavor: Flavor follows through from the aroma- oh, man this is a good beer!

Mouthfeel: Rich, full, and just lives in the mouth...

Drinkability: I love this beer, but the ABV knocks the drinkability down a touch.

Overall: This is one of my favorites of all. It is best as an end of the night, it's time to have one last beer and go to bed.

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

Poured a deep clear reddish brown, almost the color of a cola, with a thick foamy off-white head. The smell was like a fruitcake... fruity, spicy and some grain.

The flavor is incredibly complex... I'm tasting cherries, raisins, bananas, cloves, vanilla, even a little of a woody root (like unsweetened root beer). There's definitely yeast present in the flavor, but not so much that it bothers me. Every sip makes me notice new things... I'm even getting a taste of milk chocolate here halfway through my pint. Nice carbonation for the style... the typical refreshing wheat beer bubbles like a hefeweizen, but provides an interesting contrast to the more robust and flavorful double bock.

Definitely not a session beer, but a pint or two will be very drinkable and enjoyable... all said, a very unique beer, and well worth trying.

Photo of Erniek
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a big head that subside rather quickly. Aroma is very intense and fresh.On initial taste it seems a bit thin but quickly releases nice clove flavor. Very warming but refreshingly so. Not much aftertaste lingering but one can feel the alcohol well after swallowing. This beer kind of resembles some of the Belgium characteristics. I enjoyed this but feel like it needed more body and staying power.

Photo of Stingray5
3.7/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured dark brown with a short lived off white head. Nutty malt aroma with spices. Medium to thin mouthful. Wheat is definitely present in the taste, along with some chocolate/coffee notes and some clove like spices. A little too yeasty. I'm not sure what it was, but there was something a bit harsh here, yet unremarkable. Not a bad beer, I guess I was just expecting more.

Photo of goodbyeohio
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

aroma is a standard wheat bier smell with a mingling of sugar and spice that bring it dangerously close to belgium smell categories

appearance is dark brown with red highlights, very carbonated bearing a huge head with great retention.. although no lacing

tastes strongly of cloves and sugar which give a sense of mystery and strength to this beer, although at 8% it is insanely drinkable and way too thirst quenching. despite the significant lack of aftertaste, this beer is very complex and waddles through the dark fruit taste profile reminding me of some of my favorites

Photo of Citadel82
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy dark amber with a large bubbled white head that receded quickly. Nearly no lacing but a very steady stream of bubbles fed a thin layer of white atop the beer throughout the consumption.

Smell a heady aroma of malt and yeast with hints of alcohol, almost imperceptible hint of hops.

Tastes rich and with wheat/floury/cake with some spices, ripe bananas, hint of cloves, cinnamon. Some yeast and a brief medium dry finish where alcohol makes a brief appearance

Medium bodied - though heavy for a wheat beer with lots of effervesence that tickles the tongue. Slightly oily in that the beer lingers in the the mouth and on the tongue.

This is a wonderful beer for a cold winters night. Though the Aventinus Eisbock which will follow is a rare and fine tipple as well.

I really like this beer and even bought the funky glass that it is served in so I could be as authentic as possible. Half-time has the Eisbock Glass which is a sawed off version of the regular glass.

Photo of paterlodie
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Aventinus Weizen is a beer the I loved from the moment I had it first time back in the german time. Still love it and everytime that I can get a hold of it fresh, I'll buy and soon drink. Aventinus pours in fine and has a nice brown color. It's nose is very weizen like although the bananna is not the only thing you smell. Great sourness of the wheat and fullmalty make it a joy to get your nose near the surface of the beer. Taste is strong, full malty, litle sour and ending just like it was the whole time, dry and litle bitter. Great brew!

Photo of TastyTaste
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pleasant hazy chocolate brown color, with a head that foams up to a small off-white bubbly layer then quickly dies down to the tiniest ring of bubbles around the outside of the glass. The nose is a musty yeastiness that reminds me of the nose of a belgiun dark ale. Taste is very tart and fruity, cloves and more yeast present. Mouthfeel is moderate with a perfect amount of carbonation.

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

from Whole Foods, clarendon

fluffy two fingers of cream-colored head, wanes to a nice coating. left some good lacing. murkey brown with crimson highlights

man, i love weizens and doppelbocks. what a brilliant hybrid! the nose is real malty and chocolatey, with weizen spice

the taste is what i expected of a "weizenbock," but i still needed to try it for myself. delicious chocolatey-clove, bready-banana and a little touch of alcohol spice. this stuff is great. maybe it will be my next cloning project

Photo of bultrey
4.01/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A very interesting beer. Picked up for $3.50 at a little market in Brooklyn. This comes wrapped in tissue paper, on which is printed a variety of pop culture events from 1999. Tear off the paper and it's that familial purple label that Aventinus sports.
I poured this into a large flute-like beer glass. The appearance of this beer is remarkable. It pours a very deep, dark, ruby brown, and it seems as if it should be thick, but is in fact thin enough to foster a very strange, soda-like carbonation, or perhaps champagne-like is more accurate. A very persistent moussy head with fast moving bubbles racing up the side of the glass.
The smell reminded me of cocoa powder, mostly, with a little banana and clove. It was not an overwhelming aroma. This beer also tastes like cocoa powder, but there is also a melange of fruit and spicy flavors, including clove, banana, earth (truffles?), fig, and maybe even some red fruit, like chocolate covered blueberries or raspberries. Strangely enough, it was a good flavor, but for some reason I expected more power. The mouthfeel is remarkably creamy for being such a realtively thin, non-filling beer. The drinkability suffers, because the alcohol in this puppy sneaks up on you really quickly.
Still, these beers make as good a case as any for aging, and I'm going to buy some more and age it for even a couple more years...

Photo of WTexas
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew combines the best characteristics of my two favorite German beer styles -- Weizen and Doppelbock. Poured a clear crisp dark brown with an adequate head in my Weizenglas. Detected more of the Doppelbock caramel/raisin smell than the esters that are usually experienced with a Weizen. The opposite was true of the taste, which exhibited more of a traditional Weizen creaminess. In short, this beer is the best of both worlds. It somehow brings out the best of both styles without compromising either. Highly recommended.

Photo of carln26
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was on tap at Cicero’s and poured deep brown with garnet highlights into a shaker pint glass. Very thick dense, cream colored head. Bright fruit malt aroma. More of the same in the flavor. Light lace, slightly cloudy. Subtle caramel and figs come through late in the flavor profile. Rich mouth feel. To me this beer defines this style. Rich and sweet, it’s even better on tap than it is from a bottle. The malty sweetness overcomes the roaster flavor you see in many Weizenbocks. What a terrific beer.

Photo of Reidrover
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from the 500ml Euro-stlye brown bottle.
In appearance this a slightly hazy,yet glowing brown colour. Massive frothy white head, furious carbonation in the glass.
A very rich creamy ,spicy wheat aroma, banana and caramel aromas too.
The flavour is like all the classic German "hefes",bananas ,spices etc but with a nice touch of a dark chocolate,caramel background.A good alcohol taste at the end.
A well carbonated mouthfeel,but it feels good on the tongue. The finish is semi-dry, a noticable alcoholic presence in the throat..warming.,
A very well crafted beer, I liked it .But i doubt i could manage more than one 500ml in a sitting. Yet I will certainlly pick it up again.

Photo of kelticblood
3.51/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance started off outstanding and finished below average. Extreme carbonation with a soapy like head that fizzed alot.Dark red color with bubbling carbonation.Strong ABV noticed with every sip. Watery and could use more body.No traces of lace left at all.Had a huge head even with a slow pour that lasted for a few minutes.Sweet malt taste with hints of raisins and molasses. I expected more.

Photo of brewQ
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured aggressively and got over a two inch head; off white, which quickly subsided. Color is bronze not too dark brown.

The aroma is mystical- alcohol, plum, winelike and spice.

Taste of dark bread, grain and controlled sweetness. Finishes with sweet and fruity notes yet remarkably clean. This is a Christmas treat for me and I found it wonderfully drinkable.

The Doppelbock name on the label had me from the start.

Photo of Billolick
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

tough to add much to 357 reviews, but here goes, bottle says brewed in 1999, pours a murky, cloudy, brownish, plummy shade of something very Aventinus like. Nose is musty, fruity, vinious and earthy. Bold and unbashful, this is a tasty, strong wheat bock, fruity, notes of ripe plums, malty, slightly astringent on the tongue. One of the all time classics, a must try. fine stuff

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

16.9oz bottle obtained via trade with LuckySevens82. Thanks for the opportunity... Comes in commemorative bag noting events in 1999, and with descriptive hangtag.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" eggshell head above the dark brownish-amber brew. Head is relatively resilient, and lacing is minimal, both of which are acceptable to me with an aged product. Aroma is of caramel malts, with light tinges of dark fruits and hops character. Taste is initially of biscuity malt, fading into the minimal fruit and hops notes as hinted in the nose. No hint of relatively high alcohol content here. Mouthfeel is silky smooth and drinkability excellent as well. Worth searching for.

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

It pours with a huge cream colored head that dissipates after about a minute or so, leaves very little lacing. Thousands of tiny bubbles come up from bottom of glass during the entire expoerience. It's a clear copper-brown.

The aroma is grainy almost like wet hay with slight hints of banana and brown sugar. There is just the slightest hint of hop bouquet.

The flavor is sweet and malty, again with faint hints of raisins, prunes, and licorice. Tha alcohol comes through a little bit on this one and no hop finish to speak of at all.

Good carbonation and body.

An enjoyable beer. i am not a big fan of wheat beers, they always have that wet hay/grass aroma, but this was a good beer.

Photo of GDMFSOB
4.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My God! This beer is nothing short of spectacular. This is not a style I've ever been particularly fond of, but this is one of the greatest beers I've ever had. It's much more estery and aromatic than any other German bock I've ever encountered, It sort of reminds me of a cross between a German doppel bock and a Belgian strong dark ale. It's floral and fruity, but make no mistake this beer has balls the size of haystacks. I doubt that there is a better beer in all of Germany.

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,894 ratings.