1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser AventinusSchneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

3,490 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,490
Reviews: 1,978
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 181
Gots: 174 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,490 | Reviews: 1,978 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of spoony


4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 500 ml bottle into a hefe glass.

A-The brew is swampy looking and tea-brown in color. It is very murky. The three-finger head of tan foam is dense and lasts quite a while. Not much lacing left behind. The looks aren't spectacular, but are appropriate for the style.

S-The smell is lightly chocolatey with a decent bit of banana-like sweetness and barely-noticeable alcohol. The clove-forward wheat spice is well integrated with the other scents and there is a bit of lemony fruit, too.

T-The taste is full of milk chocolate, caramel, baking spices, and a sweet, banana/ester. There is some lighter, more citrus-like fruit flavor from the alcohol, too. Really delicious.

M-The feel is soft and medium in body with a pleasant touch on the palate. Very drinkable for the ABV.

O-This is a great beer that I wish I could find more often. There is something odd about the mix of chocolate and wheat flavors that really works well here and makes for a good summer beer, even at 8.2 % ABV. This is my favorite of beer of this style by far.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2013 02:37:59 | More by spoony
Photo of Cubatobaco


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
Photo of SamuraiJack


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

This is an astonishing and quite unique beer. Will, without a doubt, be a permanent addition to my buying patterns.
On first pour, this is a deep, dark, cloudy and chocolatey brown. The head is dense that (slowly) fades to a creamy and sticky lace. Aromas are predominately fruit esthers with a strong burnt sugar and alcohol underpinning. Oddly enough, there is a nice tropical spice aroma that lurks under it all.
Initial taste shows a bright and snappy carbonation with noticable alcohol and a nice, tropical-seeming, spice and caramel flavor. The mouth feel is super creamy but a bit too "sticky" to be truly excellent (IMHO). Finish has excellent wheat and yeast flavors with a final blast of crisp fruit/alchohol.
This is an outrageous beer. To my taste and in my experience the best of its type.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2003 21:07:02 | More by SamuraiJack
Photo of azorie


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

A: Drinking this in the sun light it looks like caramel candy in the glass.
I poured it at 45 degrees and I did not get much foam head. I left some yeast in the bottle. which when i poured directly in gave me a 1/2 head of lace.

S: intensely wheat malt hits my nose first, and a strong alcohol presence. no hops detected at all. I smell cloves mainly.

T: Big time malty wheat up front taste, with a clove and liquorish back bite. Very nice a hint of alcohol. Very warming on the tongue. I myself do not detect any hops but they could be hiding behind the alcohol.

M: Medium-bodied, with strong carbonation

D: works for me I reviewed on the 2nd one good stuff

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2009 19:41:42 | More by azorie
Photo of PeprSprYoFace


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

My first rime having this beer. I use to not like any type is bock beer but not I love them.

Pours a deep brown with some red hues. Fairly clear. Head was thin and did not even last the first couple sips. No lacing.

Smells of caramel and sugary candy. There is a smell I can't put my finger on but it tastes like that smell as well.

Deep caramel and roasted sugar taste. It's almost as if it's like the toasted sugar on top of creme brule. Ever so slight toasty flavor in the malt.

Mouthfeel is good. I wish it had a little more carb but it probably wouldn't be to style at that point.

Overall an awesome beer. Not my favorite style but I'm growing to appreciate it more and more.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2010 08:47:42 | More by PeprSprYoFace
Photo of SammyDavisJrJrJr


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

A - Dark amber, clear body with a nice, white head. The type of head you want on top of a good beer.

S - Not quite what I was expecting. Mostly clove and banana, like most German hefes, with notes of carrot cake.

T - Starts out tart and sweet, again, much like a Hefe, but then after the clove and banana, the alcohol hits, and delivers with it that bracing sweet tobacco, chocolate and spice qualities. Then it finishes with a long, long sweet spice flavor.

M - Thick and silky, what you would expect from an 8% APV beer...

D - Fine, can mix with plenty of dishes. Would recommend.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2007 04:34:26 | More by SammyDavisJrJrJr
Photo of nesta


4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I purchased two .5L bottles of this for 3.50USD each, and drank it from a weizen glass.

The appearance is lovely, very dark with a ruby tint to it, and a big, fluffy, off-white head much like many other german wheat beers. The carbonation is very evident when you look at the beer.

It smells wonderful, big, malty, fruity, and full of yeast. Similarly the taste is malty and yeasty, with heavily fruity and clovelike flavors in addition to the yeast and malt. There is little hop presence, but that is not a drawback in this case.

The mouthfeel is good, but a tad overcarbonated at times, and rather viscous in spite of that fact. Likewise the drinkability is less than that of some beers, due largely to the thick, sweet, malty character of this brew as well as the higher than average alcohol content.

Excellent for a cool-weather wheat beer, a celebratory treat, or just whenever for lovers of big malty beers, this is one of my all time favorite German beers and one I often share with friends just beginning to discover the world of fine beers. Always good, when served at just the right time this beer is incredible!

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2007 21:51:24 | More by nesta
Photo of vanrassel

Alberta (Canada)

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

This beer is a feast for the senses the moment your pour it. It filled my weizen glass to the top with a towering white head over a beautiful mahogany body. Lively carbonation zoomed from the bottom, adding compact white bubbles to the resilient head, which capped each sip with an attractive white ring.

Floral aromas mingled with banana, subtle roasted malt, and to a lesser extent, whiffs of chocolate and spice. The taste was sweet and malty and briefly interrupted by some alcoholic heat before a smooth end. This is a full-bodied — but not sticky — brew, and it finished crisp on the palate.

This is an easy-drinking beer despite the 8 per cent ABV, but is best enjoyed when it's sipped. Go slow and appreciate its greatness.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2007 03:25:07 | More by vanrassel
Photo of fitzy84


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

Had a bottle of it at Moan and Dove. A great appearance; generally dark with a murky brown tone in the light and a wonderfully thick head. Fantastic aromas of dark fruits wrapped in a roasty and yeasty flavor. The taste was really sweet with the bready and fruit aspects really coming through. Slightly silky in texture but generally light. Overall, this was really great.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2008 03:37:42 | More by fitzy84
Photo of AaronRed

New York

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

Whenever I happen upon a beer that is as highly rated as this one, I feel I must give it a try, even if I think I won't like it. Well, this beer packs a punch on many levels. It poured with a dark chocolate color with tiny tan bubbles. Smell was that of a rich port, but with some citrus notes. The taste is truly overwhelming- massive amount of malt with a slight tang of cloves and figs or some other dried fruit was predominant. Filled up my mouth and my tastebuds. You cannot drink another beer after this one, and frankly, I'm not sure you can have two of these in the same sitting.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2002 19:25:24 | More by AaronRed
Photo of Beejay


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

A: A murky muddy river brown, with a thick, cream colored head on top.

S: Banana and clove come up right away as well as some nice sweet bread aromas. A touch of yeast, and a hint of booze.

T: More clove, and banana flavors as well as a slight brown sugar notes. A touch of roasted malts and booze.

M: Fairly light on the palate, fairly clean, with slightly less than effervescent carbonation.

O: Overall a rather well rounded out beer. Tasty, and you can tell that the people who made this know what they were doing.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2011 02:40:24 | More by Beejay
Photo of Immortale25

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on-tap at Ancora New Orleans. Served in a New Belgium goblet.

A- Pours a reddish light brown color with a full two finger head that retains well before decaying to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a thick, melty ring behind.

S- Bright banana notes combined with some Candi sugar and rich yeast. Slight trace of booze.

T- The malty sweetness provides a nice counterbalance to the alcohol with dark fruit notes and more banana from the yeast. There's also some spice and caramel.

M- Slightly syrupy but has that refined, somewhat crisp lager feel with medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- When you want a nice change of pace from all the popular American styles, a world class weizenbock can sure hit the spot.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2013 01:14:48 | More by Immortale25
Photo of JoeBloe

New York

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

picked up one of the pint bottles for $4.99 - poured into a tulip glass - good bready /citrus aroma with a fair amount of carbonation and leaves some nice lacing - incredibly complex and extremely well balanced - i had to take my time with this one as it was going down too easy -it wants to be savored - even better as it warmed - i wish i had another one - next time - real good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2009 12:35:10 | More by JoeBloe
Photo of Antilochus

Ontario (Canada)

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

Purchased at a Kingston, Ontario LCBO in September of 2007 and cellared since then (four months, roughly). I can't decipher the freshness stamp. Aventinus was one of the first quality beers I've ever had and I'm surprised it has taken me this long to review it.

500mL bottle, 8.20% abv.

Poured into a nosing glass. Appearance is nut brown, nice copper accents, moderate haze, with a substantial offwhite-tan head. Head dissipates except for around the edge of the glass and a slight film in the centre. Looks beautiful.

Aromas: raisins, carrots, apples, german yeast, cooked pears, pie crust and caramelized sugar. Very grapey and a little medicinal (cough syrup). Don't worry, I'm going to let this one warm up and evolve for a long time. Extremely complex and delicious. Spices (cinnamon, like a cinnamon bun, raisins and all), dark fruits (as expected), a little musty.

Mouthfeel is definitely carbonated and substantial body. Lots of sweetness on the palate with some sharp alcohol, bolstered by the carbonation. Bubble gum, banana, yeast (typical wheat) lots of maltiness here. Finish is medium long and has some bitterness to it that helps improve the drinkability. Warming and soothing on a cold day.

In every category I find small faults - weak head retention, some medicinal aromas, etc. Hence the 4.5s and 4s. This is fantastic beer, one of the best I've had, and definitely a classic.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2008 23:58:27 | More by Antilochus
Photo of plaid75

New York

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

Poured a mildly cloudy deep copper hue with a four finger off white head. There was excellent retention and very good lacing.

The smell featured a spice clove aroma with a mildly sweet wheat malt. Nice caramel character. Good yeasty element as well.

The taste consisted of a good toasted wheat with a goodly amount of caramel sweetness. Good spicy clove as well.

The mouhfeel was full and very chewy. Very dry finish. Mild warming alcohol.

Overall an excellent beer. The natural progression up from the hefe. Remarkably drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2006 04:18:16 | More by plaid75
Photo of mntlover


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

Murky brown looking brew with a big tannish head full of big and little bubbles collapsing on themselves as they fall to tiny ring of bubbles. Its cool you can hear them bursting on there way down fizzy sounding, but not fizzy tasting. Aroma of ripe fruits dipped in caramel and molasess dominate with smells of light spice and toasted malt also but in backgroud. Taste is sweet fruit to start aided by some caronation. Then the toasted malt makes a brief apperance followed by light bitterness and spiceness that begins after your swallow is resting safely in your tummy. Mouthfeel is right side of medium its chewy and full tasting, but not a heavy beer goes down easy and smooth finished before done typing. Drinkability is good goes down easy bottle say 8% that doesn't seem possible no alcohol in taste at all. My first Weizenbock on reccomendation from merlin48 this is a good beer must try more.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2004 03:11:24 | More by mntlover
Photo of ne0m00re


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

Live review: half liter bottle of this one.
A: Dark brown with a darker creamy smooth head that sticks.
S: Strong malty caramel and toffee, creamy banana, blackberries.
T: Malty caramel backbone, bready with a bright finish of raspberries and bananas, and a nice green hops.
M: Creamy, nice.
D: Really good.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2010 23:59:01 | More by ne0m00re
Photo of Pegasus


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

Appearance: Deep mahogany brown in color with a large tan head which, after a couple of minutes, fades away completely. The lacing is quite minimal. There is a considerable amount of sediment present at the bottom of the bottle, most of which I swirled into the beer.

Aroma: Quite vinous character, by aroma alone, I might have taken this to be a wine. There are notes of dark fruit, spices, chocolate, and alcohol, but little of the banana character, which others have noted. Still, quite complex.

Taste: Distinctly spicy at the opening, clove notes are quite pronounced, with underlying fruit flavors, notably apple peel. A sweet and very warming alcohol note appears soon after. Following on is a brown sugar sweetness, and hints of banana, although quite restrained Towards the finish a spicy bitterness appears, unlike typical hop bitterness. Mild bitter chocolate notes appear at the finish. There is a lingering but quite mild bitterness that carries on well past the end of the taste.

Mouth feel: Smooth and rich, almost syrupy in character.

Drinkability/notes: A superb beer for cold weather. Would serve well paired with a chocolate dessert, or as dessert. An absolutely stunning beer.

Presentation: Packaged in a 16.9 ounce brown glass bottle with a pop top crown. Served in a standard pint tap glass.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2005 18:44:40 | More by Pegasus
Photo of CHickman

New York

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

Pours cloudy dark brown/orange in color with a small creamy off white head that stayed a long time; pretty good lacing that stuck to the glass.

Smells malty with hints of yeast, bread and banana; the malt is the strongest scent.

Tastes of sweet malt, yeast, light spices, roasted grains, fruit, clove, banana, caramel and faint floral hops. Not a typical wheat beer as it's dark, rich, roasted and sweet, and not zesty like most wheat beers; an excellent surprise that was very complex and tasty.

Mouthfeel is very crisp and smooth with a medium body and an overall sweet malty taste in the finish.

Very tasty and light, it goes down smooth and overall was a very good beer that breaks the mold of a Weisse beer! I highly recommend trying this beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2010 22:58:45 | More by CHickman
Photo of arguemaniac


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

Pours a hazy chestnut color featuring a rich, well-retained head. The fruity, slightly sour aroma includes some nice clovey hints. The rich, complex palate offers clove, banana, some distinct cinnamon (as well as an overall spiciness along those lines), a mild acidity and some definite dark fruit flavors. The finish is fruity with some graininess. The mouthfeel is slightly thicker than medium-bodied with an active carbonation tang.

What a classic, but unusual beer (though I guess the weizenbocks are certainly becoming more common). But like many such beers, you either love or you hate it; I, for one, love it. Complex and deceptively drinkable. Highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2006 03:32:10 | More by arguemaniac
Photo of meathookjones


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

I had this on tap at Cogan's Instant Art Bar in Norfolk, Virginia. This came out a cloudy darker brown color with red highlights and a good-sized light tan head that rose out of the glass. Fantastic aromas rise out of this beer with dark fruits, bready malt and that yeasty wheat smell being at the forefront. There are also slight notes of smoke and chocolate. The taste starts of with slightly sweet fruits and a good amount of carbonation as well. There was a good malt flavor over the middle before a slight bit of hops and wheat come in at the end. This has a full creamy body and good carbonation. Very drinkable as well with 3 or 4 tall glasses easily going down in one sitting. Excellent beer that is highly recommended especially on tap if you can find it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2004 17:48:45 | More by meathookjones
Photo of grub

Ontario (Canada)

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

pours a murky brown colour with a big fluffy head. 10 min later there's still about a quarter inch of head. no real lace, but it maintains that head pretty much the whole way down the glass.

aroma is nice. spicy, with a bit of clove. some sweetness.

taste is great. fruit and spice, with a nice lingering sweetness. clove and pepper. orange peel and a bit of grape. really dry finish. slightly warming going down. a little bitterness.

mouthfeel is odd. it's dry, but has fairly high carbonation.

drinkability is good. the alcohol isn't noticeable in the taste, but you feel its warmth once it's gone. dry and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2006 02:00:48 | More by grub
Photo of Gavage

New Jersey

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

Appearance: hazy dark copper in color with a decent 1" head. Some soft lacing develops.

Smell: the aroma is of strong yeast, caramel, and spice.

Taste: the flavor components are of caramel, alcohol, hints of banana, ripe red fruits, strong yeast, and spice. Bitterness levels were lower than expected.

Mouthfeel: mildly crisp at the start. The finish is smooth and the yeast and alcohol lingers long on the tongue.

Drinkability: I found this to be extremely drinkable even though the alcohol levels are clearly detectable. Great brew.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2005 13:28:34 | More by Gavage
Photo of Finkel


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

At first glance, it can be said that it has the exact tone of apple cider. The head is extremely uniform, sticking together to create a thin but consistent layer on the surface. Also, it has to be noted that there is a coat of yeast on the bottom as well as very tiny chunks floating around in the beer, something typical for a bottle fermenting beer.

The smell is good and has an array of flavors; it's obvious that this is a very complex drink. A starchy plantain scent is identifiable but everything else is as hazy as the color of the beer to me.

The creamy texture held my tongue a prisoner - and I had no issues with that. Caramel, fruits (citrus and a hint of grapes), cloves, and the wheat found in Belgian styles turned slid into my stomach with glee. And to top it off, although it's not that heavy, it's weighted and it definitely hits you where you want it to.

Overall, this beer was really good. The taste is extremely unwavering, which makes this a very approachable drink for almost anyone. Most importantly, it's not extreme in any sense of the word.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2008 06:32:03 | More by Finkel
Photo of kimcgolf


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

(Bottle purchased at Green's in Atlanta). This pours a mixture of dark brown and amber, with a tan foamy head. Glass gives off a gentle, furity aroma. I enjoyed the spicy taste throughout the glass, and it left a long, good finish. Will definitely be drinking this again.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2006 02:56:38 | More by kimcgolf
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,490 ratings.