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

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96
world-class

3,938 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,938
Reviews: 2,038
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 249
Gots: 336 | FT: 7
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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

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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Photo of BasterdInABasket
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle dated 12.265 (4 months old)
A- Muddy looking medium-deep brown in color, pours a two fingers thick creamy white head, lacing and retention are ok
S- Dark wheat aroma, clove, Caramel malt, dark fruit sweetness, slight alcohol
T- Wheat, banana and clove with a nice crisp spice to it, caramel malts, dark fruit, some alcohol, flavors linger on some, diverse and delicious.
M- Medium/full body, a little creamy, gives off a carbonated zip
O- Best of both worlds of a Dopplebock and Hefeweizen in this one, no one flavor really dominates but it all goes together really nicely.Really good, It made my mouth water some. Must get more.

Photo of mmmbirra
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Photo of Tone
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy, brown color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of dark citrus, wheat, sweet malt, slight hops, hint of pale malt, and a hint of roasted malt. Fits the style of a Weizenbock. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of dark citrus, wheat, sweet malt, slight pale malt, hint of hops, and a hint of roasted malt. Overall, decent appearance, great aroma and body, and good feel and blend.

Photo of paperbackfoster
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A careful pour of this yielded a four finger head, receding to a still impressive three fingers which clumped in a mound of tenacious carbonated suds. A single finger remained for the duration of my pint. The beer itself is a deep brick red with raspberry notes, kept alive by gentle but plentiful body carbonation.

S - Banana and clove, oddly enough, hint this dark-looking doppelbock. It also hints to lighter fruits, such as peach, as well as deeper, wine-associated fruits, like plum or blackberry. Soft vanilla notes come in with the yeast.

T - A lot of wine flavors - dark fruit, tannins, boxwood - ride in with a cascade of dark malts, full of fig, raisin, and sharp, toasty wheat. Not burnt, but certainly caramelized. This one, for me, is a standout example of the “big beer.” It does nothing to hide its higher ABV, its assortment of malts, and its minimal, neutral hopping. A very traditional, from-the-earth type of beer.

M - Round, tangy, with a sudsy sort of carbonation. Boozy without being aggressive or undrinkable, but certainly a sipper.

O - I wish there were more doppelbocks like this. Very true to style, and very true to its composition. I find many doppelbocks too heavy, lacking finesse. Or, on the other hand, too far crafted into a malty wheat that it becomes a bad spinoff. This is a pinnacle of style that reminds us of the spectrum big beers have to offer.

Photo of Tejon
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeffo
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this at Bert's Bierhuis in Utrecht.

Form a bottle into a weizen glass.

APPEARANCE: Pours a large 3+ finger medium-thin off-white head. Heady fades too quickly for the style, popping and fizzing its way down to a thin cap. Colour is deep auburn or sepia brown and is opaque. Medium-low carbonation with tiny bubbles evident. Head disappears totally and no lacing evident.

SMELL: Wheat malt with cloves, bananas and lemon undertones as well. Sweet caramel malt and some hints of dark fruits like dates and grapes in the distance. A nice strong scent with a underlying "coolness" to it.

TASTE: Wheat malt, but not bready like their normal hefeweizen, with cloves, bananas and lemon in the background, much like the nose advertises. Dark fruits, dates and grapes, show up again in the taste. A bit of spicy alcohol is there too, but it is well hidden. A mild aftertaste of wheat malt and dark fruits, with a little dose of alcohol spice at the end. Very complex and pleasant for sure.

PALATE: Medium-thick body with medium to low end carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, does down smooth with a bit of a bite at the end form the alcohol. Finishes with just the right amount of stickiness. Nice.

OVERALL: Very drinkable and very enjoyable for sure. This is definitely loads better and more interesting than their original hefeweizen. Only the look kept it from being a massive smash. I'd definitely pick up more of these, and I will probably age a few to see how they turn out. World class brew.

Photo of rowingbrewer
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a dark copper brown color with a nice fluffy lasting off white head. The smell is yeasty slightly spicey like clove and banana but much lighter than in most hefeweisen. the flavor is mirrors the smell almost perfectly but it has a hint of a slightly metallic flavor. the mouthfeel is a nearly perfect a nice medium body with decent carbonation. overall this beer could be a little better the metallic flavor and maybe a little bit fuler body, but it is excellent.

Photo of SkeeterHawk
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a deep reddish brown color that is pretty hazy when held to the light though the beer was poured gently off of the sediment. There was a head of loose bubbles that retained throughout the pour, but fell to a smaller one sustained by the bubbles rising.

Aroma: Oh there are lots of aromas to be found in this beer! Plum is by far the most noticeable. The aroma is definitely grainy and has some definite alcoholic presence to it. It is wonderfully complex with clove and a host of other things.

Taste: The taste is super rich. There are the dark fruits like plums and raisins that are here in abundance, but I also get some rich alcohol notes like sherry. The mouthfeel is almost fizzy, so it leaves you with the impression that it is a lighter beer than it is. There is a noticeable alcoholic burn after the flavor starts to fade.

Opinion: This beer is world class, and I don't know how anybody could possibly dispute that fact. I rarely drink wheat beers in general unless they have a ton of funk from the Senne Valley. This is the only other wheat beer that I will drink on a regular basis because of the simple fact that it is incredibly tasty. The fact that it was brewed according to the Reinheitsgebote makes it even more amazing because they were able to get all of these flavors with only four ingredients. Awesome!

Photo of Trueant1
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Exceptional looks! Muddy/cloudy brown. HUGE head. Head even formed IN the remnants in the bottle.

Smells a little of pine hops, carmel candy, and yiest.

Tastes as it smells. Wonderfull old style wheat beer. Everything I dream of in this style. A sweet cloudy big head wiezen!

Photo of Fear4Beer
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

Good brew! Smooth, low IBU, dark fruits, wheat, banana, spices. This was different than the Ayinger weizenbock that I've had. Beeradvocate lists this as a "weizenbock" but they take different approaches to the style. Excuse my memory, but the Ayinger version seemed more what I would imagine a weizenbock to taste like. This reminded me much more of a dopplebock. While I will certainly drink a dopplebock, it isn't my favorite German style (although my second highest reviewed beer is a dopplebock... go figure). If I were to compare this to Ayinger's dopplebock: "Celebrator" I'd have to rate this one below that beer. Celebrator is at the top of the charts. This Schneider seems like a hybrid weizenbock and dopplebock together. I can respect that. It's tough for me because I'm not sure what I should review this as. A Weizenbock, a dopplebock, or just the pure enjoyment of the beer. The thing that this beer has going for it is that it seems like a dopplebock you can enjoy all year round. Celebrator is one of those beers you enjoy during the cold months. Its meant to be drank at a warmer temperature. This one seems like it would work even during warm days because its like it is asking to be drank at a cooler temperature. idk, just my take on this beer. Good stuff!

Photo of fdrich29
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1 Pint .9 oz. bottle that has a classy, old fashion looking label.

Printed no less than two times on the bottle is the phrase "Germany's Original Wheat Doppelbock".

Huge head on this one that quickly shrinks down to a white ring around the glass. Smells like fruit, cloves and spices.

Taste is a wonderful mix of fruit (bananas mostly) and spice. The taste lingers and tingles the inside of your mouth well after it's slid down your throat.

This beer definitely promotes the phenomona of your eyes (or liver as it were) being bigger than your stomach. From the first sip you want to session this baby, but I wasn't able to to put back a second bottle, as much as I wanted to.

Photo of caddybuyer
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Veiled deep reddish amber. Nearly opaque when held to light. Creamy dense tan head.

S-The bananna hits you right away, A spicy earthiness, perhaps clove and brown sugar, like something one would smell in raw cake batter. Enticing.

T-Sweet creamy bannana bread with raisins and a yeasty opener, with a mild bitterness mid palate, and, unusually, a dry sweet finish. Huge complexity here, and the flavors totally mask the ABV.

M-Mouthfeel on the heavier side, with some amped up carbonation, but the density can handle it. Syrupy, but actually lighter than I expected.

D-This one hit the exact spot I was looking for tonight. Another, hell yes, probably not back to back as this is a singular experience, but a definate buy again beer.

This was a really nice surprise. I'm not at all familiar with this style so forgive me if I say it reminds me a bit of Chimay Blue. I have had this sitting in the cellar for some time and was never motivated to crack it open, but I'm sure glad I did!

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

purchased at fred meyer on sale for $4.

Pours a nice dark hazy brown with some hints of red. Beautiful head but fades kinda quickly. Smell is of spices and wheat beer. Taste is lovely wheat and great bananaish, wheat flavors. finish is nice and bubbly and goes down very very smooth. mouthfeel is a wee bit thin for my liking, but just fine and very refreshing. ABV is MIA. feels like it should be %5. Drinkability is absolutely wonderful. Ate with some aged irish cheddar and followed by some cherry pie. Sheeeess myyy...

Photo of russpowell
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a hefeweizen glass.

Pours dark copper with bubbles contiously rising from the base/bottom of the beer. 3 finger deep chunky tan head. Good head retention and lacing

Smell: Bubbegum, pepper & not much else

Taste: Frutiness, yeasty/band-aid, bannana peel, pepper, oaky and vanilla notes. and alcohol. Dryness, pumpernickle, frutiness and pheynolic tastes in the finish

MF: Hard to believe a beer with this much heft can be this effervescent (sp?)

Very drinkable but tastes are too intnese to make this a session choice. Not a huge weizen guy. I think the bock side of this appeals to me more. This is probably amongst top 3 of the weizenbocks I've tried. I'd love to have this with a rueben sandwich & some pickles or hell even blutwurst, enjoy. I do like everything this brewery puts out that I've tried, despite the fact they are ALL wheat beers.

Photo of EagleTalon
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a white head and cloudy amber color. Aroma is strong in esters, especially apple, banana and clove. Maltiness is also evident in the nose. Flavor is a very rich blend of sharp wheat flavors blended with fruity and spicy flavors contributed by the yeast. Alcohol wafts into the nasal passage as it dries out upon swallowing. Some spicy hop notes are noticable. This weizenbock is balanced, flavorful, potent and technically flawless.

Photo of Dukeofearl
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a brown-amber, dark but translucent with lots of carbonation. Huge foamy white head sets this off as a beauty.

Aroma: Wheaty, slighty fruity (cherry), slightly sweet. Wonderful.

Flavor: Flavor follows through from the aroma- oh, man this is a good beer!

Mouthfeel: Rich, full, and just lives in the mouth...

Drinkability: I love this beer, but the ABV knocks the drinkability down a touch.

Overall: This is one of my favorites of all. It is best as an end of the night, it's time to have one last beer and go to bed.

Photo of Squelch
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy brown with a thick bubbly off white head. No lacing.

Hop aromas are evident along with malt and clove

Surprisingly no alcohol hotness. Clove and caramel up front with lingering balanced hop bitterness. Very sweet beer, which it needs to be in order to match the strength.

Tingle of carbonation in the mouth subsides with a mellow creamy finish.

Very drinkable beer. One of my new favorites.

Photo of LutherBrau
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of JLeege
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle ~ poured into a weizen glass

Appearance- pours a deep copper color, with a bubbly two finger head. Great retention, a little lace. Somewhat active carbonation.

Smell- Bready yeast. Caramel, some light banana and clove.

Taste- Has a nice malty feel without an over powering yeast presence. Doughy caramel lead the way and never really give up. There is banana, light clove, definit vanilla, and some light peppering as well. Delicious beer.

Mouthfeel- Medium body and carbonation, incredibly smooth. ABVs are hid nice, but you can still tell its a big one.

Overall- This really is the best weizenbock out there! Back to back with weihenstephan, that was good, this was excellent. The actual wheat does stand out more in this one, despite it being both stronger and darker.

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of faernt
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of Mustard
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Photo of cyclonece09
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of VaterRoss
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,938 ratings.