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

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3,782 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,782
Reviews: 2,003
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 224
Gots: 269 | 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.

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Photo of claspada
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2004 Bottle. Apparently Schneider had been recently releasing cellared versions of this beer which is awesome. More room in my basement... I found it at the store for a reasonable $6.99. They also had the '05 and '06.

Poured it carefully as there was a boat ton of yeast at the bottom which has settled over the last 7+ years apparently, still some made it in. Color is a clear dark amber/light brown with nice dark amber hues along the edges. Very very small off white head that quickly recedes.

Aromas begin with rich notes of toasted wheat bread, caramelized banana and light clove. As it warms you get some light spice, fig and orange. There is a nice "aged" malt character made up of complex dark fruit smells that you can get with some cellared beers or certain old ales. Notes of sherry and red vinous notes emerge as well.

The tastes begin with toasted wheat bread, vanilla and light spice. As it warms you get more complex flavors of banana, clove, cinnamon, and the figgy/raisiny dark fruitiness. The flavor profile is subtly sweet highlighted by the dark caramelized malt flavors, no hop flavor to balance but it is nowhere near cloying, which I attribute to the lager yeast helping to dry out the flavors.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with medium to low carbonation, but given the age of this beer, I cannot complain and it works here. Drinks like a nice light wine almost. Finish is nice and malty yet crisp from the lager yeast and cellar aging.

Overall, this is another example of why properly cellaring bottle-conditioned beers is a great idea. When this beer is fresh I find the yeast flavors to be too dominant with way too much clove, banana and spice, but here they play a lesser role to the dark fruitiness and the caramelized toasted malts. Really well worth the $7 outlay and I will definitely be purchasing this again (in bulk) next time I see it.

claspada, Nov 11, 2011
Photo of FtownThrowDown
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle of this on a recent beer stop. Have drank this beer several times, but never got around to reviewing it. Poured into the appropriate Aventinus glass. Looks great!
Pours brown in color. There's about three to four inches of off white head sitting atop the beer. Looks amazing in the glass. Smell is some wheat and caramel. Taste is more of the caramel and toffee notes. There is just a hint of roastiness coming in at the end of each sip. This is super smooth and incredibly easy drinking. This is nothing short of world class. Incredibly balanced and full of flavor. I could drink a lot of these and never complain.

FtownThrowDown, May 27, 2009
Photo of shand
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Aventinus pours out a muddy brown color with a small white head. The aroma is yeasty and wheaty, with caramel malts. The taste is just fantastic. The caramel malts provide the right amount of balance to the banana-y yeast that overwhelms me in so many other beers. The wheat rounds out everything. A masterful composition. The mouthfeel is lighter and tingly, and the drinkability is good. Overall, this is a fantastic widely available and cheap beer. Highly recommended.

shand, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of Casey10
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a beer that I have seen but just never got around to buying and trying out. So picked this up today and was quite amazed.

A - Poured from bottle into glass pours a dark brown with a thick 1 and 1/2 inch head that quickly disappears.

S - Clove, banana, and some raison.

T - reminds me of a Belgian ale with the candy sugars that which has that banana like taste along with raisan with additonal rum flavor.

M - Leaves a nice feel of the clover and banana feel once consumed.

D - Nice smooth easy drink would definately have more as this is really nice.

Casey10, Sep 29, 2009
Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy medium brown with a big creamy 2 finger head that leaves some lacing.
Nose is sweet, malty, fruity with some alcohol detected.
Taste is much like the nose, sweet, malty and fruity with some banana, very tasty. This almost has the taste of a Belgian dark ale. There is a slight alcohol taste with no hop bitterness at all.
Very highly carbonated, made for a nice head.

This is one excellent beer, don't pass it up if you see it.

FLBeerGuy, Nov 06, 2010
Photo of sourdoughsteve
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stumbled upon this while shopping for some Ayinger Celebrator. The clerk suggested that I might like this as well, so I invested in a bottle.

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Nice dark amber to chocolate, with a two-finger beige head. Not as hazy as one would expect from a non-filtered wheat.

S: First impression was fruity, and even perhaps grassy. Once the head deteriorated, I could detect more of the clove & banana notes.

F: Mmmmm. Really well balanced. Had a wee bit of alcohol coming through, but you'd expect that in a doppel.

M: Not overly thick. Carbonation was nice, and not flat or fizzy.

D: An impressive hybrid in my opinion. I'll buy more of it. Not a good session beer at 8.2% ABV, but good for a nice one-off now and again. Serious stuff!

sourdoughsteve, Apr 16, 2009
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into a mug. the 10 141 means it was bottled in mid May.

Appearance: Deep orange/brown color, cloudy and pours a big head.

Smell: Nice smell with caramel and banana tones. Has a sweet smell that is appealing.

Taste: Slightly dry and smooth. Has a lot of fruit flavors and banana. Complex and I taste molasses/brown sugar as well as chocolates.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and full bodied. Seems kind of creamy and mild taste of carbonation.

Drinkability: Excellent beer that is easy to drink. Good flavor that was not what I expected. Unique flavors and complexity make it a great beer. You can start to the ABV after a while. Will definitely drink again.

Schneic8, Oct 30, 2010
Photo of Braz
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had at Andreas Keller in Leavenworth, WA. Pours a dark amber brown with a huge foamy tan head. Fruity aroma with slight smell of banana perhaps, was hard to place. Surprised by the tartness of this beer though I enjoyed it. Slight sour apple notes. Full body, a lot of carbonation and very warming. Great beer.

Braz, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of TCgoalie
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I haven't had this one in quite sometime. Considered one of the best German brews, I have to review it.

Pours brown with some copper hues. A large billowy head crowns the drink with an off-white color. Some lacing keeps things interesting as I view this drink.

The smell is very rich with wonderful flavors of brown sugar, wheat, spicy cherry, and clove. The balance is good and fun to smell.

Lovely dark flavors of plums and cherries meet some burnt wheat. The dark malts add a nice balance with just a bit of mild bitter hops for the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium with some heat and carbonation. The overall presence of the brew is satisfying on the tongue.

I would describe this as drinkable and it is a very good offering for the style. You can't go wrong with this one.

TCgoalie, Feb 18, 2011
Photo of BAbaracus
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Packaged in paper wrapper dated 2000

Pours a ruddy, milky brown with deep orange highlights. Minimal head with large carb bubbles

Raisins, apple, assorted citrus, molasses, a bit of brown sugar on the nose, buoyed by undercurrents of wheat, yeast and alcohol.

Thick and foamy on the tongue, goes down like cream

Fermented apple kick precedes sugary malt awash in mild alcohol substratum. Six years of age apparently suits this bad boy pretty well. Assertive dichotomy between the soured fruit and candied malt blends well without dissipating into bland inoffensive.

I can't really imagine tiring of this one too quickly, although that abv is liable to creep up on you.

BAbaracus, Jul 26, 2006
Photo of Mustard
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 17oz. brown bottle with no "bottled on" or "best by" date; $2.99 from the Wine House in West LA; classic, tyrrhean purple label.

Appearance: Pours a deep, cloudy ruddy-brown; thick, fluffy, two-fingered head; moderate-to-heavy lacing; stalwart head retention.

Aroma: Banana, ripe fruit, chocolate, honey and cloves.

Taste: Sweet, thick malts predominantly characterized by notes of clove, banana, chocolate and ripe fruit. Full, smooth mouthfeel.

Notes: Absolutely beautiful. Ripe fruit characteristics begin to rage as beer warms.

Mustard, Aug 03, 2003
Photo of VaterRoss
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into Augustiner weizen glass, no BB

Coloration is cola brown, and hazy (the color of a cola-weizen actually). Head is much tamer than your average weizen and slightly off-white, within minutes the head is more or less gone reducing to a ring. Smell is weizen yeast, spices, ripe fruit (or even dried fruit, with a dark malt in the background and a good amount of sweetness. As it warms a bit of alcohol becomes the initial smell. Taste is fairly boozy and yeasty with a good amount of sweetness, spices, some dark dried fruits emerge (thing raisins or prunes). Mouthfeel is medium-light, heavier than a weizen and medium carb, some mouth tingling and an ever so slight burn from the alcohol. Also a bit dry.

I'm a big fan of hefeweizens but not too crazy about this one, the alcohol is very apparent in the beer and takes away from the delicious fruitiness of the complex yeast. Drinkability is lower than weissbier due to the high alcohol. On the plus the darker beer brings out some interesting smells and tastes of dark dried fruit that you don't get in the lighter hefeweizen. Despite the aforementioned negatives, I do like the beer, just not something I would get very often, just too boozy. A weizen for the colder months.

VaterRoss, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of Reaper16
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500mL bottle - cave-aged 2005 vintage - served into a weissbier glass. I put on-tap because I've already reviewed the bottled version. I feel that the cave-aged version is different enough to warrant another review.

Pours a shade of brown just past amber. Burnt sienna, mayhaps. Like iced tea. Surprisingly not as purple as a fresh bottle. There's just enough translucency to see the carbonation streams (and if you couldn't see them then you could certainly HEAR them; this is a loud beer). The creme head sits at 2+ fingers, with less lace that I'm accustomed from a bottle of Aventinus. Might be an inadequately cleaned glass; I won't dock the beer points for that. Pretty lovely looking.

There is a whole lot going on in the nose. When you see a five year old bottle that has been aged in a damn cave for at least three years then you expect complexity -- cave-aged Aventinus delivers it. Lots of wheat, some of it having turned a bit sharp (though not quite sour) in age. The hefe-like scents have been muted or cannibalized in the years developing in the bottle; this is more like a traditional dopplebock than a fresh Aventinus. Those splendid Aventinus dark fruits are more harmoniously blended in with the rest of the beer than on a fresher example. Some fig sticks out on some smells but mostly it gets quickly drizzled with honey/chocolate malt aromas and joins the rest of the beer. Some crusty, toasted sourdough bread backs out the aroma. This is a fine example of all a beer's components working as a cohesive unit.

To wit: plum, fig, cocoa powder, wheat, overripe banana, sourdough bread, wild honey, black cherry, English toffee, a tiny bit of sherry-like oxidation flavor. Everything works together so very, very well. Again, this is more reminiscent of a dopplebock than a fresh Aventinus. If not for the wheat piquancy (and slight weizen yeast flavors) then this would be a stright-up dopplebock. Regardless, this is straight-up good.

This rendition of Aventinus has a lightness to its body that surprises me. Lots of heavy malt and tons of ester but the body feels medium-light in size. It will gain a lot of thickness if you swish the beer around in your mouth (because of the active carbonation), so you get the best of all worlds. Drinkability is good too. A respectable ABV% of 8.2 meets lots of complex flavors. The bottle size is just about perfect for one person.

I don't think I like this as much as a fresher version of Aventinus. But I still think it's a remarkable beer. Dazzlingly complex; a superb beer and testament to the lasting legacy of the German brewer's craft.

Reaper16, Aug 27, 2010
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A 500ml bottle poured into my Moonlight pint glass. The pour is a dark brown with plenty of reddish highlights. A fluffy off-white head sits on top.

S: The smell is caramel, molasses, toffee, clove, and a bit of yeast.

T: This is one tasty beer! Lots of clove and yeast character in this beer. It goes along nicely with the sweetness of the malt and the wheat. There is also a mild banana and perhaps nutmeg flavor.

M: The body is quite impressive. It's very smooth and creamy, and has a wonderful level of carbonation.

D: Now I see why this is such a popular beer. I was a bit hesitant when trying this one out as I've never been the hugest fan of German brews, but this is perhaps a new favorite.

womencantsail, Dec 17, 2009
Photo of cmq103
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Duvel Tulip Belgian Beer glass.

Appearance: Rich, dark copper color with a bit of murkiness, similar to a clouded unfiltered apple cider, but darker. Moderate ¼” frothy head that diminished slightly as the beer sat for a few minutes. Decent lacing grabbed the side of the glass as my beer effortlessly emptied.

Smell: Slight booziness through sweet banana, clove and yeasty esters. I also get a moderate amount of prunes, figs, along with unfiltered apple cider type breadiness.

Taste: Again, short lived mild booziness followed by banana, clove spiciness, Belgian yeast, bready, unfiltered apple cider, raisins and prunes, finishing with a mild booziness that you barely notice due to the abundance of flavors.

Mouthfeel: This beer had a very appealing soft and creamy texture on the tongue with the perfect level of carbonation to blend all of the flavors to perfection. Extremely smooth finish.

Overall: You really can’t tell it’s an 8.5%’er. I staring at my empty glass, which happened quicker than I originally thought it would. Here I sit wishing I would have bought a second bottle. I figured being an 8.5%'er, this would take me longer to finish, but I couldn’t wait until the next sip so it went down with ease. This is an outstanding Weizenbock beer. Too bad I can’t find it around in a 1/6 keg. I would easily invest the money in this one. For now, the 16.9 oz. bottle will have to do, which for around $4.00 a bottle, it's money well spent. Easily makes my top ten readily available beers!!

cmq103, Jul 30, 2011
Photo of Derek
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on-tap at the Weisses Brauhaus in Munich.

A: Murky chestnut, off-white head, some retention and lace.

S: Fruit bread! Bready malt, fruity esters, raisin, sherry.

T: Bready, fruity, warming alcohol, very well rounded.

M: Moderate to full body is slightly creamy. Moderate carbonation.

D: Quite good, especially considering the strength!

Derek, Apr 05, 2006
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a pint + 6 oz. bottle with the yeast. A deep mahogany color with a nice tan head that fades but never disappears. Smell is sweet and estery, with a hint of alcohol. The taste is malty and bright. Hints of traditional weizen flavors like clove and yeast, with a strong malty undertone. The alcohol flavor is not nearly as strong as I expected, but it's definitely there. Nice fruity flavors and a pleasant carbonation make the beer seem lighter than it is. A nice clean taste and feel in the mouth. Very smooth and drinkable, but it sneaks up on you.

seedee17, Nov 12, 2005
Photo of dwarbi
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really looks like a very good wheat, but the color of a brown ale. A little lighter than a brown, but not much. Looks like there's a storm inside the beer and the thick, seafoam head continues to grow long after being poured. Smells like cherries and berries. Fantastic taste -- very complex. Can taste some fruits and wheat, and it has the clean, refreshing finish of a wheat.

dwarbi, May 08, 2003
Photo of JCBears
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

appearance: Very nice brown coloring. Wow just like off a painting

smell: You can smell it across the room and it hits you like grandma's home cooking. Wheaty richness doesn't feel forced just perfect

taste: Slightly sweet but in the end a rich nutty feel. It tastes like spring or fall, not something for a hot day nor for a cold winter night just perfect for the shoulders

mouthfeel: stays there just long enough to be appreciated. But something I don't know what is there, like the kiss of particularly good lover. Some spices come out and say, "Remember me?"

overall: Worth the hype. They changed the bottle that I got. Still a great brew inside.

JCBears, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of BretSikkink
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark mahogany in color, pours the entire pint and nine ounces into Aventinus weizen glass with about two fingers of creamy head and great cascading lacing. Good volume on the lace, retention is good not perfect.

Sweet, dark ripe fruit countered with big caramel malt. Herbs and clove aroma as well, with a hint toward dextrin sweetness that also betrays a hint of pepper and alcohol.

Creamy full mouthfeel with the great lace buffer and good carbonation, easy to put down without being overwhelemed but complex enough to contemplate. There's a flash of yeasty German weissbier that contributes strong alcohol, clove and herbal flavors along with some fruit characters. Banana and dextrin lightness mix in with figgy darkness.

So tasty and easy to drink. The alcohol is very apparent for which I dropped drinkability and flavor from a five, but only half a point since it remains so flavorful.

Couldn't believe I hadn't reviewed this yet, it's widely available at better beer stores and I've loved it since the first one. Huge wheat beer, no lack of flavor. Incredible brewing technique results in an unfiltered, top fermented bockbeer of absolutely world class.

BretSikkink, May 16, 2007
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Half a liter bottle poured into a weizen glass. It pours a dark muddy brown, almost like chocolate milk, with 4 huge fingers of head. There is almost no lacing left on the glass, despite the huge head. The smell is super malty and yeasty, and very full of clove spice. It smells like a dunkelweizen on steriods. The taste is also packed with malt and cloves, and also contains some fruity esters. There is a bit of yeast to the finish. The mouthfeel is very thick and super smooth. The drinkability is also fairly good for being 8.0%. My first taste of this style, and I'm already wondering how anything could come close to this.

SheepNutz, Aug 31, 2003
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Opaque milk chocolate, or a dark ice tea. ~1 finger of creamy head held together with a fine micro-bubble structure.

S - Bright honey, maple syrup, touch of cinnamon, lovely banana.

T - Drinks like a bananas foster made with a nut brown ale. Sweet grains, bananas, and clove. Hint of lemon. Strong bready backdrop throughout the profile.

M - Smooth with a strong effervescence.

D - Very drinkable, super refreshing.

vfgccp, Dec 30, 2010
Photo of dwilson01
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml into my arrogant bastard pint glass, Huge fluffy barely off white head, super creamy. The body is a dark caramel maple syrup in color, like mahogany wood, or just dark brown if you prefer the simple explanation.

Head dissipates at medium speed, leaves a clean glass but releases a ton of great scent. Very fruity, I get mango and banana swirling with some alcohol esters. More distinct sweetness comes through as well, chocolate malt, caramel and some spicing as well though mainly fruity and sweetness come through but it's thick.

The flavor is awesome, Tons of banana, strawberry, apricot, and mango, like an amalgam of fruit. The extra wheat malt makes itself known, smooths out the flavor and enhances the sweet character of it, not a sugary caramel though. I get a nectary clover honey combined with a thicker more chocolatey syrup.

The mouthfeel and drinkability go hand in hand, this brew is smooth as silk, I mean it feels almost like a stout but definitely has a lot more lightening flavor characteristics and it's not super thick. The smoothness makes it go down dangerously easy.

If you like wheat beers you will love it, if you like doppelbock and fruit you will love it, if you like all those then you'll love it. I recommend for sure.

dwilson01, May 08, 2010
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Half-liter bottle, in a German weizen glass.

Appearance: Darkish walnut color, with a small white head of foam on top. Held up to the light, you can see the cloudiness of the beer.

Aroma: Lot of fruity aroma.

Flavor/Body: First taste is acidic and spicy, with fruitiness following quickly (perhaps more apricot than banana). Malt becomes more apparent in the finish, with a lengthy finish, drier than one expects. Lot of body, and warming alcoholic sweetness in the middle.

Simply one of the best weizenbocks out there, in my opinion: more weizen than bock, in terms of aroma and flavor.

allengarvin, Sep 16, 2004
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer poured hazy medium to almost dark brown/amber. The yello-tan head was frothy and tall falling slowly to lace the glass.

The aroma was strong melding of ripe fruits and dark caramel with a strong wheat presence. The ripe fruits were bananas of course with a slight clove spice for good measure. Some slight alcohol was present in the aroma and increased as the beer warmed.

The flavor was nicely accomplished with more strong ripe fruit presence, bananas, and a nice caramel presence melded with wheat and malt for a pleasant combination of flavors. The wheat flavors and alcohol presence led to a crisp flavor characteristic.

The finish was even with lasting bananas, slight clove spice and wheat. The body was rounded and medium full with wheat and carbonation giving excellent palate sensations.

500 ml bottle. Date coding is too many numbers to figure out. Dunno how I missed rating this one. Have had on draft and in bottles many times since becoming a BA. Had to go out and get this bottle to review.

GCBrewingCo, Jun 20, 2005
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
97 out of 100 based on 3,782 ratings.