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

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,346 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 3346
Reviews: 1963
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.68%


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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Act25

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 1 pint plus .9 fl. oz. bottle "Germany's Original Wheat-Doppelbock, Ale. Poured into .5L cylinder marked Spaten.

Appearance: Compared to Troegs or even Full Sail, their double bocks, are just better looking. Pours a giant head (be careful!), heavily clouded and carbonated. The color of flood waters, an unappealing mud brown. Not an appetizing look at all. Little lacing.

Smell: Barley wine & rum like. Spicy clove dominates, with hints of caramelized fruit, and alcoholic esters are big. Not a summer beer, an end of the winter's night beer - with cheese and dark, chewy bread. I had to go for some cheddar & provolone after dinner to really enjoy this deep, dark, yeasty mutha of a beer. Slightly turned cider smell and taste.

Taste & Feel: Big carbonation from a normal pour into the glass, syrupy thick mouth feel with full body. As in the aroma, rum-like, cloves, rye bread, malts, and alcohol. Very little hops. Suggestions of chocolate and coffee add to the complexity, and the finish is warming, alcoholic, final, END OF THE EVENING. Dark. Moody. I find it's authentic, original, complex, but too sweet.

I like doppelbocks to be more refreshing and offer more hops, bitterness, and less alcohol, clove, and sweetness. Will try again at Christmas?

I feel about this as I do about xmas fruit cake. re-gift?

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 02:29:36 | More by Act25
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An excellent Weizenbock. Not a style I choose often and picked up solely because Tap 6 appeared on a recent "beer bucket list"... a good motivation!

Bottle pours a dark and clear chocolate brown colour with an impressive off-white head that has great retention, although resulting in minimal lacing. Aroma of "German yeast" and caramelized wheat, with a toffee roastiness. These notes follow into the flavour, which starts with mellow wheat, surprising smoke in the body, and a bracing German finish.

Lots of flavour.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 00:48:01 | More by hopsolutely
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hackmann

Michigan

4.73/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: brown caramel body with a two finger bone white head that stays around a ½ finger till I finished the glass …. Little spot of lacing here or there

Aroma: rich malts; light toasted sweet caramel and fresh wheat front and center or is it the scents of banana, candied dark fruit, hint of clove - front and center; which-ever … it is great, very solid complexity; here is the best part … the aroma only gets better with each sip

Flavors: the flavor reminds me of dark spice fruit bread; dark bread, yeast, sweet golden raisin, and a faint touch of clove swirling around; there is a little sweet red banana bubble gum on the back of the palate

Mouthfeel: smooth, creamy, low to no carbonation, medium-full body, very complex on the nose and complex on the palate

To the Point: this is one great beer. Years ago when I had it for the first time (the beer) … it was love at first sip. I really want to give it a perfect score

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 03:41:18 | More by hackmann
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: cloudy, chestnut body with a big head

Aroma: wheaty, malty, raisins, spices; very complex aroma

Taste: spicy, raisins; delicious

Remarks: This is my favorite German beer hands down. I really miss it.

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 02:09:43 | More by IchLiebeBier
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RogerDiz

Florida

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

I rarely drink, but when I do, this is the beer I have... The taste is really indescribably, but to me , if there is a heaven, this is what is served there, it tastes that good... It has a very dark look to it, wonderful body, great head when you pour it in a glass. To me, it's pretty much the perfect beer. Put this one on your bucket list of beers to try, and taste what perfection really is.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 17:47:48 | More by RogerDiz
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lancecenter

Texas

4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - deep brown with a big creamy head. You can literally see chunks of yeast.

S - Super spicy. The bottle claims a fruity spiciness of banana, clove, and vanilla and it delivers. A nice ester whiff follows. Not sure if it gets any better than this.

T/M - It's like a mix between a wheat beer and a Belgian dark. The taste follows the nose with the addition of some dark and bready malts. The mouthfeel is a bit crisp, characteristic of the wheat origins.

O - Best wheat beer I've ever had. Best German beer I've ever had. Best lager I've ever had. Really the only downside is the alcohol is too high to make it sessionable (although I know that's a positive for some folks).

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 08:52:54 | More by lancecenter
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ckollias

Maryland

4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this 1pint .9oz bottle out of a craft brew glass.

A: Pours a dark ruby color with a short, white, think head that lasts forever leaving a frothy trail down the side of the glass.

S: Slightly tart aroma with hints of dark fruits and chocolate.

T: Smooth flavors on the palate that is mostly tart but slightly bitter. Dark fruits, chocolate, some caramel and finishes a little dry.

M: Medium-heavy body and medium-high carbonation.

O: Interesting wheat-doppblebock combination. Complex yet nicely balanced.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 02:22:48 | More by ckollias
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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

aroma is a bouquet of plums, gapes, and pilsner and a touch of alcohol

appearance is dark reddish-brown with a thick rocky head that sustains for some time throughout the glass

taste is of grape nuts, plums, grapes and a sweet malt like browned sugar and a touch of light bitterness that comes through toward the end of each sip. has a wonderful clean finish.

mouthfeel is wonderfully full but light with that classic wheat feel and great carbonation. excellent

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 23:39:19 | More by MRsojourner
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magictacosinus

California

4.74/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured on tap at the Albany Taproom, served in a Delirium Tremens tulip glass. Review is from my notes.

Pours a murky, cloudy, and quite yeasty looking brownish, yet lightly tanned, caramel filled residue. Honestly, that's the best way I can describe this thing, because it's by far one of the most notoriously ugly beers I've ever seen from Germany. At the same time, it wins me over with its rustic appearance, and while this didn't produce any major or significant head here (other than about a finger, which fades away eventually), it is viscous and thick unlike any weizenbock - or, hell, any *wheat* beer - I've ever had. Alcohol legs are massive. Carbonation looks decent at best. The inner glowing amber hue in between the darkened murkiness is definitely unique. Not the cutest kid on the block, but definitely the toughest in its realm.

The aroma is by far one of a kind here, bringing forward all of the greatest aspects of both weizenbocks and doppelbocks, with some new additions to the table. Right at the front, I get juicy, booze-soaked notes of raisins, bananas, plums, apricots, grapes, and also awash with a variety of fresh, earthy, pungent spices ranging from the obvious clove notes, to rosemary, and definitely a hint of pepper at the finish. Everything then melds quite beautifully into an array of toasted, succulent, and fresh wheat malts and toasted grains to create a hearty smell indeed. No noticeable alcohol on the nose, and no significant bitterness. Very pleasant to whiff on, as these aromas all come in spades, only to be coated by the wheat and yeasty feel. Pretty much transcends the style at hand here... Absolutely one of a kind.

Yes, as expected at the aroma, this is very delicious. Huge notes of caramelized bananas, accompanied by raisins, a dried plum finish, and coated with fresh, dank clove, faint ginger, nutmeg, toffee, and toasted breadiness. Again, this being pretty much a hybrid of two styles known for big recipes, I expected to get the best of both worlds here. However, this does drink far more like weizenbock than a doppelbock overall, as is not nearly as spicy or filled with that faint smoky malty flavor that can make them more challenging to drink. Rather, it is presented with a juicy, thickened, yet crisp body of a hefeweizen, yet packed with all kinds of flavors that breeze by, rather than assault the palate. Carbonation is not as present as desired, but this is thick enough to make up for it. I'd imagine if this went flat that it'd become a syrupy, sweetened conundrum, but at that point, I'd say to use it for a cooking recipe. For a beer this strong and varied in flavors, I drank this way too fast due to the near perfection in balancing it all out and presenting it in a silky manner - but it was completely worth it.

This is definitely one of the most complex, mass-produced recipes out of Germany, and it's clear where it gets its praise from. Tons of well balanced, juicy flavors, and delicious bready and yeasty characteristics that further enhance them. Absolutely an easy beer to drink with its crisp, smoothened body, and at 8.2%, a dangerous choice at that. This is definitely something I'll treat myself more often to from time to time. Fantastic stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2013 16:24:22 | More by magictacosinus
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Beric

Indiana

4.79/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Serving: On-tap at the original Weisses Bräuhaus in downtown Munich. 500 mL pour.
Served: June 2012

Appearance: Dark brown and hazy, actually not the prettiest beer. Sometimes you get hints of a ruby or grey depending on the lighting. Like wheat beers, this one has a nice, two finger head on it that sticks around for quite a while.

Smell: Smells fruity and sweet- hints of raisins, dates, molasses, and other syrupy smells. Definitely seems complex and invites a taste.

Taste: Absolutely incredible. Tastes a lot like it smells- raisins and dates, maybe some plum notes to up the sweetness. The beer does taste sweet- it is definitely not 'dry' in the wine sense, or like how some lighter beers or hoppy beers finish bitter. This one, after swallowing, really hits you with all these dark fruity, syrupy notes. The alcohol is masterfully hidden in this one.

Mouthfeel: The wheat and yeast make this one smooth and creamy. Feels a lot like a Hefeweizen, which makes it feel lighter than it really is.

Overall: One of the best beers I had during my stay in Germany, and one I have returned to many times since. A must-try, and gold-standard for Weizenbocks.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2013 12:23:13 | More by Beric
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JohnG190

New York

4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - cloudy mahogany with five-finger, off-white head that is still thick ten minutes in!

Aroma - clove, banana, and yeasty biscuit dominate the aroma.

Taste - sweet biscuity malt balanced by spicy clove make this one well crafted beer.

Mouthfeel - medium body with effervescent carbonation make it seem lighter than its 8% ABV.

Overall - a magnificent beer that deserves its place amongst the finest in the world.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 22:45:23 | More by JohnG190
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a flute. Yeast roused and poured.

A: Ruby-brown in color, somewhat hazy. A very creamy off-white head displays the characteristically long-lived retention. A thin slip of lacing slides back down into the glass.

S: Strong berry esters. Prunes. Some phenol action with hints of black pepper and vanilla bean. Toast, coarse wheat, chocolate covered cherries. Bread crust.

T: Fruity up front. Prune, plum, and cherry. Black pepper and a touch of clove. Almost a hint of menthol and some dark rum coming from the alcohol. Wheat and malts begin to pull through in the middle. Coarse wheat, brown bread, toast and crust, hints of black cocoa powder and bakers chocolate. Tootsie roll. Walnuts. Lengthy finish of yeasty spice. Pepper and a slight cinnamon character, wheat and cocoa ride it out too.

M: Medium bodied. Fluffy in the mouth. High level of carbonation makes it seem airy and lighter than it really is. Chewy and somewhat viscous. Subtle warming alcohol.

O: This is one damn good beer. I love a good weizenbock, and I have yet to find a better one than this. World-beating stuff. Why is weizenbock so unknown/under-appreciated? It's crazy.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 03:18:56 | More by ryan1788a5
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JakesForLuck

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love this beer. You pop the cap and get this amazing banana smell, it pours like a picture of what a perfect beer should look like. Great color, cloudy unfiltered liquid bread. Take your first sip expecting it to be very heavy, while the flavor definitely socks you in the mouth, it is surprisingly easy to drink, which at 8.2% can be a bit precarious. Have a driver or better yet, stay home. This beer is a great way to end a day.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 19:27:56 | More by JakesForLuck
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kojevergas

Texas

3.89/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up this purported best Weizenbock in the world tonight for a cool $4.39. I'm sure it's half that price or less in Germany. 8.2% ABV confirmed. 1 pint .9 fl oz brown glass bottle with sophisticated label art and white branded pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given its country of origin, traditional brewing methods, the style (coupled with the country of origin), and its current ratings. Bottle fermented. When I acquired it earlier tonight, it was in the store's refrigerated section - which makes me feel at ease even if there isn't a best before date. Besides, I doubt a fairly old weizenbock would drink poorly.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a massive head - 90% of the glass and about 8 fingers in thickness. Appearance is beautiful with a soft frothy complexion - gorgeously smooth and seemingly refined. One of the best heads I've seen in ages. Lacing is perfect, coating the sides of the glass evenly and consistently as the head slowly recedes. Retention is incredible for the ABV - about 10+ minutes. I won't be waiting that long to sip it given how inviting it appears.

The body colour is less exciting than the head. It's a dark nontransparent caramel-brown. Slight translucence, but it largely blocks out light. Solid. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Carbonation seems perfect; the bottle conditioning seems to be a success. Hugely excited to try this.

Sm: Lovely nutty notes. Intoxicating bready malts. An amazing rustic wheat backbone. Fresh alive biscuity yeast redolent of vitamins and fermented grains. Fuck that wheat is lovely. Extremely subtle hints of vague dark fruit; not prune or date or most of the dark fruits you'd expect from something like a good quadrupel - more bright cherry, ripe plum, and dark apple skin. The plum in particular comes through more as it warms. Clove spice. A magnificent aroma for the style. Moderate in strength, with impressive subtlety. I can't wait to try it. Any hopping is minimal in strength and floral in character. No alcohol is detectable.

T/Mf: Shocked the plum comes through as much - and as well - as it does. The clove note is majestic here, very evocative and fresh. There's no artifice here; this beer tastes as natural as can be. Carbonation is downright perfect. The wheat foundation at the core of the flavour profile is refreshing and perfectly guides the central focus of the beer - refreshing qualities meeting deep diverse flavour - whilst holding everything in balance and lending it a natural sense of cohesion. Hints of biscuity malts lend it a bit more body and accentuate the spicy clove. Lightly nutty. No alcohol is detectable.

The mouthfeel features delightful smoothness and wetness which keeps the beer refreshing in spite of its high alcohol - which isn't at all noticeable - and its "dark" character - which is flavorful but never overbearing. Presentation on the palate is excellent. Body is excellent. Thickness is excellent. There's just enough dryness to coax out the flavours more, but I would like more coarseness to complement. Shockingly light and pleasant on the palate for the style/ABV.

I do get some nice biscuity yeast notes, which also add a dash of spice (and are probably the source of the clove notes to boot)

Dr: Incredibly drinkable for the high ABV and style. I'd definitely get this again, preferably a litre's worth fresh on-draught in classic German fashion. For my money, it's certainly one of the - if not the - best beers in the style. Pretty well priced as an import. Special in my mind; I don't have many traditional German beers that evoke notes of plum - or dark fruit at all. I'd recommend it to friends. Makes me more interested in this brewery.

All of the above said, it may be the best beer I've had in the style, but it still doesn't hit the upper echelons of wow-dom. It's a damn good beer, but it's not blowing my mind. As such, it doesn't quite cross into my upper ratings; an A- or higher has to be truly great and I don't give such ratings out lightly. There's room for improvement here in spite of its high quality. I remain optimistic that there's an even better weizenbock out there, but this will be stiff competition. Incredibly well-executed stuff.

B+

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 04:21:55 | More by kojevergas
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A - mercy brown in color, with a steady stream of carbonation around the outside of the glass, 1/4" beige head with a lacing that lingers briefly before sliding down the side of the glass

S - sweet malt initially, wheat, raisins, dark fruit, muted a bit

T - met with an immediate taste of dark fruits (plums and raisins) and sugary sweetness, wheat, hints of clove and potpourri, very delightful

M - mouth coating and complex, effervescent, long finish leaving you wanting more, excellent acidity

O - My second Doppelbock in as many nights and it's amazing how well they are made. It's not fair to compare them to any other beer as it may do them an extreme disservice. Their flavors certainly makes up for were they lack in looks and smell. I have nothing but good things to say for this. If you love beer, then this is a must try.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 02:18:50 | More by Cubatobaco
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Roman5150

Spain

3.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

bottle into tulip

appearance: dark brown, caramel unfiltered, 1 finger white head

smell: dark fruits, bready malt, citrus, almost medicinal

taste: dark fruits, wheat, plums, figs, subtle citrus, blackberry, currants, and some slight roasted malt, you can taste the alcohol

mouthfeel: decent amount of carbonation

overall: To me this tastes like a trappist beer from Belgium, mixed with a Dunkelweizen. Decent brew but not really my cup of tea, it tries to be too many things at once. I would rather have a Franziskaner Dunkelweiss or Rochefort if you want something similar but a little more drinkable. May get more in the future to try again, but as of now I prefer their hefe.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 06:34:01 | More by Roman5150
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rickyleepotts

Arizona

3.4/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I see this beer all the time at Total Wine, but never knew the history behind it. There is one guy that RAVES about this beer, calling it, "the best beer ever". Not sure it is the best beer in the world, but I am excited to try it. I like the label, too… it's purple. I bet Sheryl likes that. It's her favorite color. I also really like the name. Look for the next few bottles to be from the other side of the aisle. You need to visit a Total Wine to know what I mean, but at Total Wine, the beers from the United States are on one side, and then all other countries on the other. I will be spending more time on the other side for a while. Just to make things interesting!

In the Glass: After hearing Sheryl explain it, I am not sure I can do this beer justice. She basically said someone took a "dump" in the glass. Her words, not mine. I wouldn't say that, but the beer is quite dark. It also has a large head that just sits there for 5 minutes. Granted, I did a hard pour, but the head was impressive. The lace isn't very impressive considering the head, but I am not too worried about that.

It says on the bottle that this is "Germany's original wheat-doppelbock ale". Not a typical style for us, so let's dig in.

Nose: This smells like a spicy wheat beer. The aroma isn't all that impressive. I am impressed with the ABV on this one. 8.2 for a beer that is only $3.99 a bottle is a pretty good deal. I am also seeing, "TAP 6" on the label. It is on the label and on the neck of the bottle. I don't know what that means. Maybe I should Google it.

A second whiff has me smelling more dark fruits leaving with a very earthy finish. I hope it tastes better than it smells!

Flavor: The flavor is quite complex, and I am getting a lot of different flavors throughout. I am not sure where to start. At first I get typical wheat beer flavors; think Blue Moon. Then it mellows out as I swallow, and some subtle sweetness kicks in. Then plums take over. Maybe that is why the label is purple. The plums are really obvious for a few minutes, then a nice drying takes over. The finish only lasts for a few seconds, but it is a very enjoyable drink. Again, not blown away with the flavor profile here, but I am impressed with the complexity this bottle offers.

Mouthfeel: Considering the head on this, I expected more bubbles. The mouthfeel is quite nice, and slides down smooth. It is VERY easy to drink. There are some bubbles at the end of the drink, but nothing to write home about. On that drink I started to swish the beer around in my mouth a little. I plan on doing that for all beer reviews going forward so I can comment on my additional experience. When doing that here, the bubbles overwhelm the palate, but the plums really come through. If I didn't know any better, I would think they used plums in the brewing process on this one.

Aftertaste: The sweetness from the plums sticks around for a few minutes, and it slowly becomes dry. The finish doesn't last very long, but it is long enough to make me want another sip. I am drinking this right out of the fridge, and with this one, I am not sure it warming up will do much for the beer. The best part of this beer are those fruity flavors I am getting.

The guy that calls this beer, "the best beer ever" must not have a very refined palate. It's good, but it is by no means the best beer in the world. Actually, the best beer in the world, according to RateBeer, isn't even that good. Cool story, but quads are just not my style. They did a good job with this bottle, and I am going to look at where those plum flavors are coming from. Best part of this offering. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 22:27:05 | More by rickyleepotts
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mmmbirra

Italy

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep red, but kinda brown, and really just looks pretty muddy. Slightly hazy and a nice full wheat beer head. Not much lacing.
Hefeweizen yeasty spiciness mixed with some rich dark fruits. Raisins and cherries and some caramel.
Raisins, wheat, pepper, and a full full bodied mouthfeel. fantastic stuff

Definitely the best wheat beer I've ever had, and probably one of the best beers I've ever had.
I wouldn't normally aged a hefeweizen or weizenbock but I bet this one stands up real well to a few years.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 23:51:30 | More by mmmbirra
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance. Pours a hazy brown with a little gold and two fingers of off-white head.

Smell. Spicy belgian yeast and cloves, some brown sugar and plums, and a little sweet banana.

Taste. Spicy belgian yeast, plums, brown sugar with some cloves and similar spice, and a little bit of light grainy malt.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body with soft and creamy medium+ carbonation.

Overall. Very easy drinking and plenty of flavour. Quite tasty and I can see how so many people love this, even though it's not my favorite style.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 23:53:39 | More by Rutager
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mverity

Florida

4.94/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is a long time favorite. Recently re-tried for reviewing purposes. The appearance is wonderful; nice dark caramel in color, with a retentive whiteish/cream head. Smell is wonderful, clean, earthy, lightly spiced with clove. Taste is delicious! I get clove, sweet malt, a slight licorice flavor, and a sweet yeasty type note as well. The feel of the beer in my mouth is what I remember liking most about this beer. It's very creamy and light, and leaves a smooth silty finish. The aftertaste is of ripe banana, yum.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 04:57:48 | More by mverity
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oline73

Maryland

4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a goblet.

Pours a murky reddish amber, with a layer of creamy off white head, good retention. The smell contains some dark fruit, bready malt, and a mild brown sugar sweetness. The taste is malty but not overly sweet with some yeast spice, a touch of booze, dark fruit, and some banana.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 03:03:12 | More by oline73
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JonnoWillsteed

Germany

4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Looks like a Long Island Iced Tea - chestnut-brown dark, but greyer still, and very cloudy. Most unusual.

S - Caramel and banana. Fresh made banana-loaf cake.

T - Fruits and spices the whole way through. Really fantastic. If you can have 'pudding wines', I think this might be a 'pudding beer'. Would compliment cheese and crackers very well.

O - I've been in Germany 3 years now, and this is the first time I've even heard of such a dark wheat-beer. Check it out is my advice, it's something really quite special.

p.s. As I swallow each mouth-full of this beer, I get pungent mouth-fulls of 'Christmas spicy flavours' running over the palette... This really is something special! One week left in Germany before I return to Asia: Note to Self - Must go to beer-shop tomorrow and get a few more of these in!

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 17:06:08 | More by JonnoWillsteed
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trxxpaxxs

New York

3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2012 bottle, poured into a snifter...

A: Pours a super deep and dark red. It's basically a brown/black. There is a thin ring of tiny light beige bubbles along the edges of the glass that seem to stick around for a bit. Decent lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is a mix of sweet caramel malt, dark cherries, and a touch of smoke. It's actually kind of difficult to pick out the exact scents in this beer. I get a touch of sour and some alcohol heat.

T: Hmmm. This is going to be a tough one. It starts out with a mix of malty sweet, a touch of tart, and followed by some underlying smoke. I get caramel and black sherries to start, as soon as it hits my palate. After it sits for a second, the smoke begins to turn up. It starts out small and builds until the palate it pure smoke. And yet, as soon as that happens, the sour cherries and sweet malt come right back. It finishes with a mix of all of those flavors and a good helping of booze.

M: Full bodied beer. It's sweet and coating to start, effervesces and gets stinging, but softens out in the back end. It's sticky and syrupy in the finish/ My mouth is completely coated by this beer even after it is gone. The mix of tart, smoke, and alcohol are destroying my tastebuds.

O: Wow. This is quite a beer. It seems so incredibly complicated. Flavors showing and then disappearing a second later. Flavors that shine, fade, and then shine again. Sweet, tart, smokey, and intense. I kinda like it, but I don't know if I'm fully enjoying this beer. I might not drink this beer again, but it's quite an experience.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 17:55:03 | More by trxxpaxxs
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CampusCrew

Florida

4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Kickbacks

appearance: pours dark and had in logoed glass

smell: nice banana

taste: low bitterness, but a nice malty, fruity, and nice banana flavor

mouthfeel: medium body

drinkability: why did I wait so long to have this, world class beer and model weizenbock

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2013 21:29:55 | More by CampusCrew
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John_Henry

Japan

4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lovely beer. A little sweet overall, if anything for me the sweetness does take away other possible elements. The look is off putting (muddy water), however, that could be to my poor handling, there is a huge amount of trub in the bottom of the bottle. Whilst this isn't a problem for me, as I'm more interested in taste, I'm sure some people will be put off.

Overall exceptional and well worth looking out.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 19:27:57 | More by John_Henry
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,346 ratings.