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

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3,970 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,970
Reviews: 2,046
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 257
Gots: 355 | 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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Ratings: 3,970 | Reviews: 2,046
Photo of mmcave
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle "wheat dopplebock, ale"? 8.2 ABV
Chilled and poured into big Weizen glass, nice one finger foamy off white head, with decent retention, but a little on the week side. The body is clowdy and rich milk chocolate, caramel brown color, very opaque, murky with tones of green apple around the base and surface of the mass. Smell is classic and very aromatic with lots of "banana nut bread" hints of spice and fruit from yeast not exactly fermentation temps? Hops are not very present in the aroma, the yeast backed by malt are really the showcase of this beer. Flavor is very rich and malt forward hops are are not very present in the flavor other than a contribution of bitterness. Yeast has played quit a large role in shaping the taste of this beer which is very nice. As mentioned in the smell clover banana nut bread with a touch of sourness toward the finish. The ABV is strong, but still at a very drinkable level this is a totally quaffable beer.

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

A: a rich malty red/brown with golden hues. delicious to see, good head wnen poured right.

S: hint of plum/prune wrapped in wheaty goodness

T: so good, crisp start, light lingering wheatiness that would pair very well with scnitzel

M: expanding carbonation that only adds to the creaminess

D: will become a staple to many, if you find it on tap go crazy, its the best of its kind (IMHO)

A very good beer, one that stands alone and sets the marker, in other words damn good stuff.

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

Appearance once poured was a deep see-thru reddish brown very nice with a good head that dissapated quickly. Smell was of fruit and spice with the hint of malt. Taste was very good with spices prominent and fruit like banana coming to the fore front. Mouthfeel was carbonated slightly with the malt in their as well a very smooth finish. Drinkability is excellent I was sad that I had only bought one!

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

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

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

A: A dark red, amber, almost purple colour, with a nice cream coloured head. About 2 cm high and dissipates quickly.

S: Has a wheat smell from it, and it has a nice hint of a German pilsner.

T: This is a different flavoured beer. It tastes like a wheat beer, but it has the bock flavour in the background. There are subtle hints of fruits in the beer too. Damn tasty.

M: Carbonation and with a light a medium mouthful

D: German beer is almost always drinkable, and the flavour of the fruits is damn addicting.

EDIT: I find this beer fucking solid in all regards. After having this beer for a while, I find the dark fruits ( plums, raisins, etc) come out and really accentuate this beer. I fucking love it, and definitely one of my favourites.

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

Had this on 10/23 at a tasting, from notes. Alongside a 2003 vintage, which sucked.

Pours a ruddy brownish-ruby color with a light brown/tan head fading to a film quickly but is easily revived by a few swirls of the tulip. Nice lacing.

Smells of yeasty spiciness, bananas. Wheat twang, raisins and dates. Rich malts and molasses. A hint of maple maybe? Sourdough bread.

Very nicely balanced brew, lively yeast character. It has a candied sweetness to it, which is well tempered by the yeast spiciness.

Carbonation is felt on your tongue, not over-carbonated but noticeable. Drinkability is outstanding, I would love to pair this bottle with a hearty dinner.

The 2003 alongside the fresh bottle was atrocious. Too oxidized, sherry notes but not enjoyable. Overly candied honey sweetness. Don't age this beer.

Photo of kirschy805
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very exceptional beer. Pours to form a thick, creamy head. This beer has the sweet flavor and smell of ripe bananas at first, with a satisfying alcohol finish. The color is an opaque amber/brown. As the beer warms ups and the head dies down, the flavor and aroma become even more robust.

Photo of Matty1918
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy, dark, amber with a big frothy head.

Nice aroma of apples, bannanas caramel and spice. I'd have to say that there was alot going on in the aroma..very nice.

The first sip you can really taste sweet malts up front that gives way to a mild spice. A nice fruity, alcohol is what hits you at the end. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is very nice. I could drink this again with no problem. I'll but these again.

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

500ml brown bottle

Aventinus was brown in color with some haze (very hazy after the second pour). It had a large beige head with good retention and spotty lacing. The smell was nice with caramel, banana, clove, and brown sugar. The taste was nice with toasted wheat, banana, dark fruit, pepper, and caramel (Hefeweizen meets Doppelbock). It was sweet upfront and the finish was long and semi-dry. It was medium-full in body with medium-high carbonation. Drinkabity was good. This is an excellent Weizenbock and worth seeking out.

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

A: Pours out a thick, brown head, tons of it. Beer is a little hazy.

S: Molasses, chocolate and banana, wheat bread, cloves, wow! Lots of aromas that all meld perfectly and make this one of those beers you just love to swirl around and smell.

T: Initially tasted the wheat bread mentioned in the smell. Then more vanilla, cloves and alcohol became apparent. Bananna and caramel round out the flavors after warming in your mouth. Medium body and creamy.

D: Could drink this one all the time. Very pleasant that is enjoyable thru and thru. Easy drinking for a complex beer. Almost anyone could drink this one, even the beer haters.

Photo of OtherShoe2
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy brown with some orange peeking thru. Tremendous frothy head that lasted in some respect all the way down the glass. No lacing, but the head clung to the edges of the glass. Outstanding.

I popped the cap and began pouring into a glass on the counter -- and I could immediately smell the beer. Sweet toasted wheat, yeast, and sour cherry notes.

Layer upon layer of flavor here. The alcohol is there, but always in the background. Sweet grain, tart cherry, tons of juicy pear, a little yeasty bread, and a slight bitterness as your palate clears.

Enough carbonation in this one to keep the palate clean. So much going on, but incredibly drinkable. Finished the 1 pint+ bottle wishing I bought another. Fantastic beer.

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

Poured a dark amberish brown. Nice near white head, three fingers then fading to one, then to none. Smell is great. Spicy and sweet. Some lemon and banana in there. Taste follows smell pretty closely. Definitely full of flavor for sure. Spicy fruits again and even some hints of caramel malts. Mouthfeel is about medium though lacking a little carbonation. Still very, very refreshing. Drinkability is pretty scary. Says 8.2% on the label but i don't detect that at all. Enjoyable brew after burning up on the golf course. Not sure why I've never picked this up, it's well worth it.

Photo of beergeek279
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in the 500 mL bottle into a weizen glass. The color is brown, with a nice lingering white head. The smell is a malt sweetness and a banana/clove from the wheat. The taste has a nice malt sweetness at first and then the wheat tanginess shows later in the taste, and the alcohol is present but certainly not overwhelming. Mouthfeel is very well-carbonated. As for drinkability, I'd feel very comfortable drinking several of these!!

I'd heard so much about this beer as a Top 20-ish beer, so I was glad to come across the wrapped bottle in Akron. I'm glad I did too, since this is a fantastic beer. The dark barley malt and wheat malt mix very nicely into a unique experience, and certainly one I'd hope to have again in the future!

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

Presentation: 1 pt. 9 oz. bottle, no freshness or BBD, poured into an Aventinus weizenbock glass.

Appearance: Deep brown hue, somewhat transparent in the slim bottom of the glass. The beer there resembled coca-cola in color. the head poured about 1 inch and faded quickly into a lace.

Aroma: Very sweet and malty.

Taste: The beer is actually midly smoth up front, with the malt flavor boldly entering the mix about midway with a hint of chocolate, and holding through to the finish.

Mouthfeel: Rather thick and syrupy. The carbonation is higher than average as well.

Overall: A good beer to try once, but it's a little sweet for my taste.

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

A: Looks like a good beer. Dark brown, cloudy with two fingers of head with nice retention.

S: Great, complex smell. Banana comes up first, followed by bready yeast, malts, dark fruits and alcohol. Amazing aroma.

T: Taste matches the smell. Banana, clove. Both malty and yeasty. Alcohol cuts through and warms the throat nicely. Tastes like a good Belgian more than a German bock.

M: slightly sticky, medium body, medium carbonation.

O: Really great beer. Alcohol is present without overwhelming, taste, aroma and looks are all well balanced and it is nice and complex. I hope I can start finding this more often.

Photo of nrbw23
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a murky brownish orangeish color kinda different, with a white head. Head has pretty solid retention and leaves some great lacing.

S- Smell is yeast, clove and banana, cinnamon, roasted and grain malt, and light orange zest.

T- Taste is really solid. Clove and light banana are prominent, a bit of other spices, roasty malt, light orange citrus hops, and a touch of alcohol.

M- Medium in body and good amount of carbonation.

D- Quite a bit going on here and super easy to drink.

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

A: Pours a very rich, cloudy, walnut brown with a thick head that has decent retention considering the high ABV. Lots of active carbonation throughout, decent lacing.

S: Chocolate, smoky hickory, sweet but not overly so. Undertones of butter and cream, and a hint of what seems to be nutmeg and clove. On second inspection, I can smell something citrus like tangerine. A hint of alcohol shows through, but not in an offensive way. Overall a very pleasant smell. I'm practically drooling waiting to try it.

T: Initially surprisingly mild, but the taste builds up very quickly to a sweet and chocolaty roast. Reminds me slightly of chocolate roasted coffee. The flavors blend extremely well, to the point where it's hard to separate them. The rich smokiness is on top of everything, but hides nothing. Surprisingly light for how pungent and rich it is. Spicy carbonation and slight bitterness linger for a while after swallowing. I think I detect a hint of banana and tangerine again in the aftertaste somewhere.

M: Highly carbonated, which is probably why it seems so light for such a dark, rich bock. Medium-bodied. Not syrupy despite the sweetness. Very easily drinkable, with a well-hidden ABV. I highly recommend this beer especially with a nice mild grilled steak.

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

A: Slight white head over inviting brown liquid.

S: Figs, raisins, yeast and caramel.

T: Figs, raisins, red grapes, pears, caramel, and citrus hop flavours. There is some sourness in the finish, especially as it warms.

M: Medium viscosity and low carbonation.

O: Great complexity in the flavours of this Weizenbock, but the mouth feel could use a higher level of carbonation.

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

A: Medium brown color with a medium cream colored head that reduces to a decent lacing.

S: Banana stands out immediately, after that it's butterscotch. Impressive. Yeast is there, dark fruits although I can't really define since the banana and butterscotch smell are masking it with there strong presence.

T: Roasted malts, hints of lemon and orange, banana and rather surprising little sweetness. Yeasty, little hops, a bit bitter and some alcohol.

M: High carbonation and a medium body.

D: I like this one a lot. A good marriage between a weizen and a dubbel. In my top 3 of favourite german beers.

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

Appearance: Clear brown, foamy head.

Smell: Nice banana and clove aroma.

Taste: The thing I like about most weizenbocks is that they taste like banana bread. Aventinus follows that lead, sweet bananas and some spice.

Drinkability: I'd have these more often if I wasn't wary of the age of the bottles at most stores.

Finally got around to reviewing this beer, one of my favorites. Good stuff!

Photo of DucksFan16
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz. bottle.

Pours reddish-brown with a good amount of off-white head. Fruity aroma that includes apples, cherries, bananas, and raisins. Flavor is slightly sweet with malts, bananas, raisins, and alcohol. Smooth and nice palate.

Delicious and complex, one of my favorites.

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

Poured into a weizen glass

Appearance: Dark brown with light brown to yellow hues around the edges. The beer is topped off with a white fluffy head that remains throughout the entire beer drinking experience.

Aroma: Banana, clove, vanilla, bready, earthy esters, but banana and clove dominate. A lot of malty sweetness with a hint of citrus.

Taste: Sweet, yet still balanced, bready with a lot of banana and clove again. The 8.2%ABV is not detectable, which makes this beer easy to drink.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with more carbonation than you would expect from a higher ABV beer. The extra carbonation makes the beer more refreshing and easier to drink.

Overall: Very good beer. The balance of flavors and aromas are perfection for the style. It was surprisingly refreshing, but the ABV reminds you at the end that this is not a summer easy quaffing drink. Pinnacle of the style in my opinion.

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

I purchased a 500 mL bottle at Downtown Wine & Spirits, partly due to things I've heard/read, partly because of the cool paper wrapper. Accordind to the label this bottle was brewed in 2001. I let this warm to around 45º F and served in my UFO Weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy brown with thick beige head that thins at a moderate pace and eventually disappears completely. Large chucks of yeast settle at the bottom.

Smell: I detect a malty, caramel sweetness, with notes of dark fruit (raisins, upon thinking back). I get very light banana, something I could have missed had I not been looking for it, and light alcohol.

Taste: I get spicy clove flavors upfront, as well as fruity and caramel flavors in the center. The finish is lightly bitter, with warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel: This beer is moderately carbonated, and pleasantly tingly. It's medium-bodied and silky smooth.

Drinkability: Delicious, and easy to drink. Much more so than I expected based on the rich malt flavors.

Overall: I liked this beer a lot. It combined some of the characters that I like in Hefe Weizens with nice rich malt flavors.

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

Aventius pours a darkish-brown color, with a tinge of red at the bottom of the glass. It is opaque with a medium sized white bubbly head. From the middle of the glass on up, small, tightly packed bubbles rapidly flow towards the surface.

The beer is dominated by a fresh wheat aroma, with malty roasted tones added.

Overall the taste is very smooth and malty. There is a strong hint of chocolate mixed with just a smidge of spice in the aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is full, with a highly dense texture. At the same time, however, it is amazingly refreshing on the back of the tongue.

For me it is hard to believe that this beer has an eight percent ABV, as it is so easy to sip and enjoy without tasting any alcohol. This is an absolute killer doppelback, and a steal at $3 a bottle!!

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,970 ratings.