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

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3,829 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,829
Reviews: 2,008
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 229
Gots: 284 | 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 coasterfreak75
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The pour was a dark copper/brown with a three finger head that quickly dissapated and left a light white lace on top of the beer. The lace hung around for the entire drink.

The smell was very fruity, apricots and dates, alot like a belgian ale. Hidden in the back of the nose was a hint of malt sweetness and even less hop spice.

The drink started with a sharp fruit kick, heavy in apricot. The middle was alot of carbonation with just a hint of malt. The finish was a very light kick of hops followed by a quick clean bit of wheat flavor.

This is the first wheat beer I've had that I really enjoyed. It was quite drinkable and refreshing. Thanks to Chatter for finding it for me, I'll look for this one again.

Photo of brentk56
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours an ice tea brown color with a massive, frothy head; splotchy lacing

Smell: Cloves and bananas predominate, with some undertones of dark fruit; strong yeasty odor from the bottle fermentation

Taste: Tastes just like it smells, with the characteristic weissbeer flavor of bananas tempered by the deeper and richer maltiness you expect from a doppelbock; very spicy after the swallow, with hints of dark fruit and chocolate

Mouthfeel: The carbonation tingles the tongue; medium to full bodied

Drinkability: This is one fine example of the style - touches all the bases

Photo of benmiliron
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Paid $2.99 for ~18 oz bottle.

Aventinus is a pretty heavy brew. Wheaty, chocolatey, fruity, yeasty - very complex. At 8% though, it'll kind of knock you on your butt. Would be nicer in a 12 oz bottle. A great tasting beer though, fun to try and pick out the various tastes. Kind of overwhelming though.

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

Good old Aventinus. Strange beer it is to me. When I first tried it I despised it, but like Orval, I kept coming back to it and now it's at the top of my list. Pours a beautiful mahogany with a big foamy, fizzy head. Smells of chocolate cherrys, and other unidentifiable fruits. Wonderful aromas are coming off of this that I just can't put my finger on. Smooth, smooth, smooth for something of this alcohol content. Instantly refreshing, yet at the same time, rich with flavour. Dark fruits and milk chocolate are all over this. The yeast assaults you with a million unidentifiable fruit flavours. The closest I can come is bananas, red delicious apples and cherries. Finishes with a slight, and I MEAN slight chocolately aftertaste. This is one of God's nectars and if Schneider and Sohn ever decide to stop making it they better start watching their backs! :)

Photo of cokes
4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Vintage 2000.
Looks like clay-infused cola. Darkish brown and opague.
Nose is raisiny with notes of vanilla, rum, sherry, and cognac. But not in an alcoholc sense. Loads of cloves, and chocolate covered bananas.
Begins with an enveloping caramel sweetness. It makes stops at bananas and chocolate, then ventures towards spice. White pepper and clove are foremost, but futher attention provides nutmeg and ginger. The finish is full of black grape skin, covered in white chocolate, vanilla and nougat. Brown sugar, rum, and bourbon all make cameos, but this is never over-boozy nor oversweet. Actually, alcohol is phased out entirely, and merely carries suggestions of related flavors. Ends with a bath of grape, vanilla and herb. Good lord!
Medium bodied, with dashing carbonation. This screams for additional draughts. And lots of them.
I appear to fancy this more than the non-aged Aventinus. It's a glorious brew and well worth the inflated price. All things considered, I'll purchase the standard issues and age them myself....and hope they turn out just as well.

Damn!

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

The beer pours a translucent dark brown color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is exceptional. It has a nice fruity wheat scent with the addition of crystal malts for color and maltiness. The taste is good. It has a warm malty flavor with a crisp fruity wheat aftertaste. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a full bodied beer with a little too much carbonation. This is a damn good beer. For such a high abv., it goes down easy and finishes smooth; a fine sessions beer.

Photo of ViveLaChouffe
4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep hazy brown with a frothy tan head. Lacy. Smells of wheat malt and ripe banana. Cloves and light caramel.

Wow. This beer is amazing. My description will not do it justice. Tastes of dark wheat malt and strong ripe banana. Caramel and cloves. Rich, complex flavors. Fruity. This is sooo smooth. For a 12% ABV brew, it remarkably smooth. Rich malty aftertaste. Soooo drinkable and so tasty. This beer makes me happy.

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

Appearance: Pours a medium dark brown with a slight ruby and amber hue when held up to the light. A strong whitish head pours about an inch thick without any lacing on the glass

Smell: Smells of dark fruits, figs, plums, raisins, along with a slight chocolate and wheat aroma. This beer also has a noticeable alcohol aroma.

Taste: Wheat and other dark malts hit up front followed by a smooth grape and raisin flavor. This beer then shows off some of its alcohol tones along with what tastes like bittersweet chocolate. This beer finishes with more grape flavors and dark fruits and finally a little more warm alcohol.

Mouthfeel: This beer is supersmooth. The flavors just combine perfectly and the body is surprisingly light and crisp.

Drinkabilty: For a beer that is as kicking as this one is, it goes down easier than the fresh bottles. Simply amazing.

Overall: If you like Aventinus, try it aged... You'll absolutely love it. I sure as hell do. Super smooth and well balanced.. What great flavors..

Photo of assurbanipaul
4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Why, oh why have I waited so long to write a review? Always overlooked, forgotten, yet remaining one of my all-time, cross-style favorites. But perhaps a blessing in disguise, for it gives me an excuse to open a new bottle.

Pours a clear, dark chestnut with an enormous off-white head, requiring several pours to fill a glass, but retires quickly to just a fizzy ring. Aroma is sweet, sweet caramelized malt, pumpernickel and some light yeast.

Taste is a steady stream of caramel, butter rum and malty goodness. Faintly and subtly spiced with hints of syrup, nutmeg, cloves, raisins. Bready with very little alcohol presence in the flavors. Maybe a chocolate malt taste but not chocolate, just barely the taste of sour apple. Hint of bubblegum arrives late on the palate.

Mouthfeel is on the heavy side but well-carbonated and finishes clean with only a faint, gentile aftertaste. Full-bodied and fantastically easy to drink. A great example of both the dopplebock style and what an ideal beer should aspire to be.

Photo of wyllder
3.38/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a deep, muddy golden brown, with a modest fizzy head that settles down to little more than a lacing.

Nose has some alcohol esthers and a scent of what I can only describe as burnt hops.

First sip is interesting, leading in with a quick hit of hops, mellowed out by a mild burnt malt taste and then the hops are back, mixing with the carbonation to form an interesting combination of dark caramel roasty malt and hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is ok, with the carbonation being a bit too agressive against the burnt taste for my liking.

This is my first review of a Weizenbock, and I've found I am evidently not a fan of the style. While I can appreciate the complexity and craft of this brew, the taste ended up being unpalatable to me after about 2/3 of the bottle and I couldn't force myself to finish it.

If you like Weizenbocks, I have little reason to doubt you'll like or love this.

Wyll-

Photo of DrJay
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, dark coppery brown with a dark cream coloured head. High carbonation kept a thin layer of foam on top until the end. Ripe bananas and caramel sweetness are apparent in the aroma, as is some aromatic spiciness. The first impression on taking a sip was surprise at how creamy the texture is. The carbonation mixes very well with the full body to make it seem almost "chewy". A slight yeastiness forms a base for the flavour, with fruit, nuts, spice, licorice, and some faint chocolate and bitterness mixed in. Alcohol warmth is noticeable at the finish and provides a slight spiced rum character as well. This is a spectacular beer, and definitely worth a try.

Photo of ken3c
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown with lots of big bubbled foam tapers quickly but leaves a layer on top.

Smells like fruit and bread like a really good raison bread.

First taste is unexpectedly tart and fruity. Reminded me of the taste of mango. Very good and gets better. A big crescendo of taste and a surprising subtle aftertaste. Almost no sense of the high alcohol.

Very bubbly sensation makes it feel lighter than it is.

Very drinkable.

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

Huge, creamy, cream-colored head. Very bulbous with a loose knit texture. The brew is a muddy chocolate color or a cloudy cola. Head receides too quickly, maybe from the high alcohol.

Very estery nose - a little chocolaty with tones of cloves - malty.

Rich mouthfeel on the first drink. Smooth and malty with touches of caramel. A little pleasent bitterness in the deep finish.

This beer hides the alcohol very well. Smooth and refreshing.

I swerrel and pour the dregs of the bottle in to the glass and the yeast adds both body and gives a bready roundness to the beer.

Dangerously easy drinking.

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

In my most recent visit to 'Le sous-bock', in Les halles in the centre of paris, I decided to go for this Weizen, one of those "summer beers" that I must try before I head back home.

The body, dark toned in a brown, slightly translucid dusty pour, considerably carbonated with a thick head, slightly tanned past simply white. The smell gives off wheat and malt all at the same time, with a certain moderation and delicacy. The taste, quite soft but pleasant, follows the Weizen parameters and suggests not too much, but a combination of flavours, and a refreshing brew. nice.

Photo of hobbes2112
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle

Pours a deep Pyrope color, very beautiful with a great white head of tiny bubbles.

Smell is fresh and of fig/raisin, raspberry, bran muffins, syrah grapes and of course alcohol. Well mixed and inviting.

Taste shows up to the party firing on all cylinders. Dark fruit, wheat, syrah/shirz-y pepper, spice and a dry alcohol finish.


Mouthfeel is great, not quite 5 material yet but getting close. The carbonation, body and overall "shape" of the beer fit the aroma and taste quite well.

Drinkability gets a good. I like this beer a lot and could really have this in a lot of situations. The only factor lowering the drinkability here is the alcohol content, I like the warming and slight buzz but this would turn a two beer happy hour to a one beer happy hour. (hey! money saver right?)

Photo of Beastdog75
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aventinus is a brew that provides a lot of "entertainment" for the senses. The beer looks good, smells good, tastes good, and feels good. It masterfully combines elements of a doppelbock with some of the subtleties of a hefeweizen. This is definitely a beer that is worth trying.

Aventinus pours a hazy, copper-like brown color with a massive foam head that rests on top of the brew. The head lasts for a few minutes before vanishing. The smell starts off like a doppelbock, with some big malty scents of caramel present along with the presence of alcohol. After a few moments, some weisse smells come through such as spices and banana. The infamous "dark fruit" smell is here too. This beer feels quite smooth and is moderately carbonated. The bock qualities are immediately noticable upon tasting. The malt presence lends flavors of caramel and honey while the alcohol presence is quite noticable on the palette as well. A slight wheaty twang shows up to remind you of the wheat presence in the brew. This brew struck me as quite fruity, with apples, bananas, figs, and maybe even some cherry present as well. The flavors brought to mind a brandy in some ways. Some generic spiciness, cloves, and cinnamon were detectable but were not the focal point. Moderate dryness in the finish. Dryness continues on with the alcohol presence and the dark fruitiness, and the warming sensation from the alcohol is one of the most pleasant in recent memory.

This is a very nice brew. It would be perfect for the winter months, but I would drink this any time during the year. It is complex enough that everyone has their own interpretation of this brew. Don't just read the reviews, go buy this one and discover what lies inside this "trip in a bottle."

Photo of DPMomutant
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big head as this pours. Lasts a little bit before leaving just a little bit. Not much lacing. The body is dark brown, but not quite opaque.

The spiciness in the smell reminds me of some strong Belgians I've had lately but isn't quite as strong. Much fruitiness in there as well.

Not so much fruitiness in the taste. The spiciness really does come out now. The alcohol is not very evident in the taste. A little banana in the aftertaste.

Carbonation in this beer is on the high side but not too much. The body is a bit watery for my taste but doesn't detract from the overall experience. The alcohol is comforting in the finish.

Not a session-type beer, but great for after dinner or relaxing late at night (as I am now). A slow nightcap, and drinkable for what it is.

Overall this is very good. My first in this style but this is a great balance between the Weiss and the Bock styles and I would recommend it.

Photo of twilight
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Dark like dark honey, a rich almost clear brown with some red. The head is thick and creamy with bubbles still rising as I stare at this beautiful pint. Is it the beer or my dashing pouring technique. Awwww shucks, you guys are the best.

Aroma is fruity, on the side of spiced malt, almost.

Mouth filling spiciness with initial taste of sour grass with a hint of cinammon but not cinammon. I can't really describe it, and this is what I love about dopplebocks. Wheat lightness coupled with grassy bitterness with a hint of fruitiness with the vaguest hints of sweetness. It subsides to a bitterish grassy note with the wheat carrying the lighness of the beer. Alcohol taste is present only in the lingering taste well after the sip.

Mouthfeel is so good. Carbonation swishes forth when you first taste it, almost overtaking the initial bite, but then subsides to let the taste break through.

I could take huge gulps of this one, particularly on a nice pre-summer day like today? What am I doing inside reviewing this beer? I don't know. Call me crazy.

Photo of beerinator
3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy maple color. Off white head with not too much retention.

Aroma: Smells sweet and sharp, with alcohol notes present. A bit of fruit noted. The beer's sweetness seems to be deriving from caramel, and not the fruit.

Taste: Heavy malt upfront. Lots of carbonation on the tongue. Finishes with a bit of sweetness. The tingly on the tongue is slightly harsh.

Notes: Pretty decent example of a dopplebock. Mouthfeel isn't the best, but it still is a good drinking beer.

Photo of PorterLambic
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A huge head develops initially, slowling the pouring process while you wait for it to drop down to its thin, almost film-like final state. A deep, caramel brown, basically clear although it is bottle conditioned and some yeast sediment is present at the very end of the pour.
Smell is malty, sweet, somewhat smoky .
Taste is very complex with sweet, sour, smoke, chocolate & malt most noticeable initially, with spice (cloves & nutmeg), chocolate & a floral-like alcohol in the aftertaste. Spice more present in aftertaste.
Smooth, slightly tingly on the tongue, not much carbonation. Warming of alcohol develops very nicely, tapers off slowly.
Very drinkable, albeit slowly due to the 8% ABV. A 500 ml bottle of this won't disappear in a few minutes time, but will slowly as you linger over the various flavors. Highly recommended. This beer single-handedly destroyed all my preconceived notions of what a German beer tasted like. A definte, "must try" beer. In my top ten of all time.

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

Aventinus is one of my favorites and my wife gave me these bottles of 2000 as a Christmas present last Christmas 2003. The initial pour is clear with an atypical small head that settles into a skim. I've had Aventinus pour with a 3" head in a weisse bier glass and this poured into a chalice and didn't flash the big boy head of the standard issue. Nonetheless it threw a spicy and raisiny aroma that urged me on to drink.

The taste is very blended and spicy. After enjoying the first pour I refilled my glass with the remainder of the bottle and forgot about the age and probable yeast floating up from the bottom. It came into my glass with the balance of the beer giving me floaties and cloudiness and a resultant bitterness that wasn't present before. I urge you to take care in your pour since I feel I blew it by pouring in the disturbed balance.

This is still a very good beer even with my blundering pour. It remains drinkable in the Summer and Fall and Winter. This is a versatile weisse.

Photo of Trentonator
4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice thick, creamy head, the color of the beer is gorgeous! It's at once brown with purple tints, some red and black too. Head lasts a little too little, but it's very large. Smell is awesome too, I get some raisins, banannas, maybe a hint of toffee. Taste-spectacular! Absolutely delicious, almost "chewy", it tastes so incredibly rich, it's almost sinful. High marks for this beer all around.

Photo of BadBadger
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer is truely amazing. Watch out when you pour this beer, a monster tan head arises. Use the largest pilsner glass you have available. The smell is a citrus aroma, if you weren't looking at the extreme dark color of this fine beverage you would think this was a plain old hefe. The taste will knock your socks off: citrus, cloves, an explosion all over the lingual taste buds. Thsi is one wonderful spicy concoction, which unfortuantely limits its drinkability. Enjoy one ASAP!

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

Appearance: Poured a deep mahogany color with a thick, foamy, eggshell-colored head. Good head retention.

Smell: Rich malt aroma, with a strong fruity character. Typical bananas and also (oddly) cantaloupe. Also has an earthy smell, almost like damp, overturned soil. Finally some hints of anise and clove spiciness.

Taste: Tart, lively tang immediately upon consumption. Malt and caramel show up with fanfare halfway through, along with faint chocolate notes and hops. Finish is strongly banana, with subdued hop character, raisins, and noticable alcohol burn. Also a faint taste of cloves.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. More effervescent than your usual doppelbocks, but less effervescent than a standard hefe-weizen.

Drinkability: Reasonably so, although the alcohol might be a limiting factor.

Overall: This was a marvelously complex beer, very similar in tone to Wolnzacher Roggenbier. And the fact that the high malt content comes primarily from wheat malt gives this beer an interesting character that few other beers can match. Recommended.

Photo of rkhaze
4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light chestnut color with a big foamy tan head and lots of carbonation. Champagne would be proud to have some of these lines of finely beaded bubbles.
Big sweet and toasty malt smells. Tropical fruit, mainly banana, and an almost bubblegum hint. A bit of brown sugar and hints of clove and dark rum.
Mmmm good! Sweet toasted bready malt flavor. Lots of rum soaked, sugared fruit, spices and a little nuttiness as well. Chocolate, clove and cola in the finish. Outstanding!
Medium to full bodied with a rich, full, creamy mouthfeel that was lightened nicely by the carbonation.
The alcohol made its presence known as the beer warmed, but in a complementary way. This along with the carbonation induced light mouthfeel leads to great drinkability. But beware, it'll sneak up on you.

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
97 out of 100 based on 3,829 ratings.