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

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3,488 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,488
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
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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djura

Serbia

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

Got it in 0,5 bottle. Poured in tulip Schneider glass.
A-Dark fruit color,unclear,usual for weizen,excellent tick foam. Extraordinary!
S-Mostly chocolate,caramel,dark fruits,and some alcohol in.the nose.
T/M-Rich,tick taste of dark fruits,caramel,dark malt. Very drinkable,you want to drink it all night or day. So tastefull.

O- Really excellent.Bravo.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 18:56:23 | More by djura
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notchucknorris

California

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

A: Slightly reddish chestnut color with an incredible creamy tan head.

S: Sweet and malty with big notes of banana and clove with some yeast and a bit of cinnamon creeping up in the background.

T: Really smooth and really delicious. Banana bread and sweet malts all over the taste with some clove and spiciness towards the finish. Slightly creamy mouthfeel and a bit of a warming sensation lets you know it's not one to be taken lightly. I really like this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 22:43:22 | More by notchucknorris
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elmocoso

Virginia

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

Huge, creamy, cream-colored head. Very bulbous with a loose knit texture. The brew is a muddy chocolate color or a cloudy cola. Head receides too quickly, maybe from the high alcohol.

Very estery nose - a little chocolaty with tones of cloves - malty.

Rich mouthfeel on the first drink. Smooth and malty with touches of caramel. A little pleasent bitterness in the deep finish.

This beer hides the alcohol very well. Smooth and refreshing.

I swerrel and pour the dregs of the bottle in to the glass and the yeast adds both body and gives a bready roundness to the beer.

Dangerously easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2004 20:43:05 | More by elmocoso
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AwYeh

Ohio

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

A: Pours a deep, opaque brown, with hints of a plum-maroon color, and two fingers of a fine bubbly head that looks as light as cotton atop the beer. Great head retention, and some spotty lacing.

S: Estery, spicy, and slightly tangy; intensely strong banana and clove leading the way. Some fresh, plummy dark fruits are here too (nothing winy or like dried fruits, as the dark fruit descriptor often entails).

T: Sweet and complex; banana, pear, and the aforementioned dark fruit are very noticeable, but are met and balanced out by caramel, chocolate, and a bit of vanilla that all come into play. While the flavors are all sweet, the beer doesn't even border on cloying; exquisitely balanced, especially when the clove flavor becomes evident, with a bit of warmth.

M: Light/medium-bodied with lively carbonation; very smooth and creamy, with just a hint of syrupy stickiness remaining after the finish.

D: A great beer, even if my enjoyment of the sweet flavor did diminish a bit by the end of my glass; I'll be picking this one up again. As my first weizenbock, I might have guessed this was a Belgian beer if I didn't know any better coming in; while I haven't had any others, this is highly recommended for newcomers to the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2011 02:48:20 | More by AwYeh
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sinistrsam

Maryland

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

This I had had a few times past but didn't immediately rate it and figured its better to be honest, so I re-bought it and re-drank it and rated it as best I could. Here we go.
Poured into my snifter a dark brown, opaque and had a HUGE foamy tan head that I had to let die down for several minutes. The retention was some of the best I've ever seen. Reminiscent of a tripel. Good lacing.
Sour fruits, wheat, chocolate and sweet malts, alcohol, bubblegum, candy sugars, over-ripe bananas. SO much going on here, its hard for a novice like me to get it all straight! Needless to say its extremely complex.
The taste was sour cherries, wheat, alcohol, spices and malts. Once agian, so much its hard to tell.
Though the mouthfeel was fizzy and bitter at first, later fading into a smooth sweetness, it was well balanced and very enjoyable. Quite drinkable, but the higher ABV might not allow you to enjoy the complexity after a few glasses. Try it.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2006 18:57:59 | More by sinistrsam
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fsimcox

California

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

Pours a deep, dark, cloudy, amber brown. Big fluffy off-white head forms, and stays.
Significant lacing.

Smells of sweet malts, some spice, hints of clove, and hints of the alcohol that I know is there. Not overpowering.

Sweet malt taste, some banana, and some spice hints, perhaps some hints of roast coffee beans. A little banana in the aftertaste. No alcohol in the taste, just notes of a great weizen.

Mouthfeel is creamy, with a burst of flavor and a little carbonation, good body. A rich weizen taste.

This is the first time I have had t his beer. It is a very good example of the style. But at 8.2% abv, one or two is about all I will have at any one time. A very enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 22:59:14 | More by fsimcox
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Foxman

New Jersey

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

It pours a deep, rich garnet, looking rather lustrous. Rising streams of carbonation proliferate. A thick, spongy light tan head expands rapidly, then clings to the sides as it slowly recedes, hollowing out a foamy crater. Ropy lacing slides down the inside of the glass.

The aroma brings spicy fruit, with citrus and clove springing to mind. A yeasty tartness works subtly throughout. A distant milk chocolate note comes gently in to fade at the finish.

The yeast delivers it tanginess upfront, almost instantly giving way to a mild dry citrus tone wrapped in cloves. The chocolate slides in again, understatedly, this time accompanied by a slight dark cherry tartness. A grain current flows lightly toward the end, fading along with a very mellow bitterness at the finish.

Medium bodied, the texture virtually fills the mouth, coating readily. The high carbonation and spicy character leave a fresh sensation on the tongue for some time after it slips away.

It starts as simply lovely to look at, then carries through as wonderful to the last drop in the bottle. The full flavor and spicy character give it a big and true identity. As full a beer as it is, though, it ever sacrifices being refreshingly drinkable. Even the relatively high ABV remains well hidden, and doesn't seem to wreak any havoc. It promises big things, them keeps those promises, a trait that makes it something to keep close by, like in your refrigerator, in quantity, so you always know the next one's there and ready for you.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2004 20:49:05 | More by Foxman
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ElGrecoVerde

Michigan

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

Poured a fairly clear amber brown color.

The smell was similar to a caramel apple. Some spicy apple aromas, caramel, and a tiny bit nutty.

Flavors start with some cider and clove, adequately smoothed out by rich caramel for those who don't prefer spicy beers. A little bit of banana makes a cameo to please the beer drinking gorillas out there.

Very smooth beer, and easy to drink considering the 8+% abv. There's just enough carbonation to ease it down without making you sick.

Definitely something I would get again.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2008 15:45:44 | More by ElGrecoVerde
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

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

Bottle poured into my oversized pint glass.

A- Murky colored brown. Gold highlights when held up to the light. Huge white head that recedes to a thin ring. Great carbonation. Reminds me of unfiltered mulled apple cider.

S- Yeast and corriander at first. As it warms brown sugar, bananas and faint toasted malt.

T- Orange peel, corriander, belgian spice and yeast. Banana, very faint malt taste. Very faint caramel. Alcohol is non-existent in taste which is a bonus.

M- First couple sips while cold the feel is a little on the thin side, as it warms it really gets chewy and silky. Sticky sweet on the lips as it warms.

Solid beer for my first ever weizenbock. Very good beer, I think this one is going to grow on me.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2010 19:18:00 | More by korguy123
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Pauly2X

Wisconsin

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

A- Massive three finger head, effervescent deep amber body.

S- Banana, clove and sweet deep caramel malts.

T- Solid caramel maltiness with tons of spicy yeast character. Although the yeast character dominates it plays very well with the solid malty backbone. A slight alcohol note is noticeable into the finish.

M- Slightly fizzy, like a good weissbier should be.

D- These go down great.

Worthy of is following. A great beer to reach for when you want something different.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2008 21:29:53 | More by Pauly2X
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tony223366

California

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

From my beer journal. Reviewed on August 2, 2011.

A: Beautiful copper brown color. Very cloudy. This beer erupted with off white head in a good way. A very good way. Very light tan and lasting.

S: This beer smells great. Nice fruitiness with cloves and lots of caramel. I pick up a hint of the alcohol as well.

T: Bready malts up front with a light clover taste. A deep rumlike flavor that I really enjoyed. Finishes with a bite of alcohol. This is a rich and tasty beer.

M: Nice medium to full body feels great while drinking. I feel like it could use just a bit more carbonation though.

O: Wow this beer was a treat. I will be going back to this beer again and again. The beer hits it at almost all levels.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 07:04:02 | More by tony223366
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bigdeuce

Pennsylvania

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

This is a really interesting beer. It reminds me of a cross between a dunkelweizen and a belgian strong dark ale. Very fruity like a belgian and pours a belgian-style head. Not much lacing down the glass, but who cares, the taste is phenomenal. Cherries, plums, and bananas seep through. Heavy alcohol warms in this well balanced brew. This beer attacks your taste buds. An outstanding beer, without a doubt.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2006 03:10:34 | More by bigdeuce
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willjschmidt

California

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

Poured from a 500ml bottle into the appropriate Aventinus glass.

A: Pours a medium brown with reddish tint. Nice sized white head.

S: Apple cider, a bit of chocolate, some spice in there as well. A slight whiff of alcohol.

T: Very complex. Lots of different flavors layered in there. Dark fruits such as figs and plums. The apple is there in the flavor as well. A hint of light chocolate. Spices with clove standing out. A decent does of booze in the finish with rum coming through in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, high carbonation.

D: A very big tasty wheat beer. Very complex and quite delicious.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2009 03:18:07 | More by willjschmidt
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

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

Pours a hazy ruby brown colour with thick white head and nice lacing. Smells of banana and cloves like a hefe, but then has a nice chocolate and cherry smell too. Flavour has a lot of sweetness, but not too much. Really balanced flavours. Alcohol is high in this beer, but I can barely notice it at all. Wonderfully drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2010 22:26:02 | More by kwjd
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AlcahueteJ

Massachusetts

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

A - Began to pour this with the weizen glass tilted at 45 degrees, and the entire glass began to fill up with foam. Gave it some time to settle then SLOWLY poured the rest. Now it's a beautiful dark cloudy chestnut body with a rocky four-fingered off-white head that doesn't want to go away.

S - Wreaks of malty sweetness with a strong nose that's loaded with yeasty goodness. Hints of raisins and other dark fruits that I can't pin down.

M - Medium mouthfeel that's sticky with a moderate level of carbonation.

T - Spices up front followed with more hints of dark fruits, yeast in the middle, and then you get hit with the alcohol. Hops take a backseat to this malty brew.

D - Drinkability is off the charts for 8.2%. What a refreshing beer, and on this hot night it's perfect. The alcohol is noticeable, but the beer is so crisp and sweet I'm struggling to sip, with a strong urge to chug.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2009 23:40:31 | More by AlcahueteJ
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Toddv29424

District of Columbia

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

I was suprised to see how dark the color of this beer is. The smell is also much different than I expected, much more carmel and fruity than I guessed. But the best thing about this beer is the taste. The fruits come through strong, but dissapear a little too quickly. It reminds me a lot of Hoegaarden Forbidden Fruit in that they are infusing many tastes together. It almost creates a wine-like idea. Very Pleased.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2005 02:00:12 | More by Toddv29424
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WWWade

Kansas

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

A - poured this into a goblet and was immediately impressed. Dark deep red brown that is thick. A small, off-white head that lasted for a few minutes.

S - Spicy cloves and plumbs

T - you taste the dark malts at first followed by a barrage of sweet fruits (plumb, banana, and cherry) that do not overpower the mouth.

M - smooth and full

D - a great beer that I think almost everyone, despite beer preference, should enjoy. No lie, It ALMOST reminds me of a dry champagne.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2010 01:27:02 | More by WWWade
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damienblack

Massachusetts

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

Pours a dark reddish-brown, kind of like a black cherry. Billowy, pillowy head that makes sort of a plateau in the middle. Lacing is nice and bubbly, and slides right down the glass. Nose is a little weaker than I anticipated, a nose full of sweet malt and citrus fruit, as well as a hint of clove. I get a banana-ey smell, and maybe cherry or pear.

Tastes as wonderful as it looks, less sweet than I would have thought, but still full of the great citrus tastes I smelled. Slightly sweet malt on the forward pallet, and then on the second sensation, the fruit sweetness kicks in. Banana, cherry, what might be plum, all accompanied by a slick, coating mouthfeel. A little bit sticky, though. No bitterness to speak of at any stage, nor any hint of the alcohol content. There is seriously no alcohol burn at all. This is incredibly drinkable, dangerously drinkable even. This was a very hyped up beer in my head, so it certainly did not exceed expectations, but I'd say it met them, or at least came close to doing so.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2008 04:07:30 | More by damienblack
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cagocubs

Illinois

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

A: A cloudy carmel to tobacco brown with a nice thick ivory/white head that lingers and leaves great lacing.

S: Earthy smell with dark fruit tones and roasted malt scent.

T: Packs a punch with expansive flavor. Hints of toasty malts, prune of fig, with hints of a sweet taste. The alcohol is masked well, but still very present which bringss out the spice.

M: Medium body with a smooth flow.

D: I found this to have a good drinkability but in moderation as the alcohol content packs a punch. Very flavorful and interesting to drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2009 06:01:21 | More by cagocubs
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woemad

Washington

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

500ml bottle purchased at Jum's Homebrew in Spokane for $3.30.

Poured a dark orangy amber color, with a huge, uneven off-white head that took its time dissipating.

Smell was of wheat (duh) coupled with the aroma of cloves. There's also a little bit of caramelish sweetness.

Taste was of wheat, but not a dominant hefeweizen wheatiness. This wheat taste mingles with a malty sweetness and a clove-cinammon spiciness. There is a very slight hoppy crispness in the finish, but it is very subdued in comparison to what came before it. The abv is not noticeable at all.

Mouthfeel is moderately thick, but not as thick as I thought it would be, being a "wheat-doppelbock". Neverthelss it is a little bit filling.

This is a very drinkable beer. I would not hesitate to have one in the future. It might be a little bit much for someone to have repeated pints of, however. There's a reason few bars have doppels on tap. This is a good thing. Something 8%abv that goes down this easy should have some sort of arresting effect.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2004 08:29:21 | More by woemad
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pentathlete

Virginia

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

Pours into the tall weizen glass with a monstrous antique head full of tightly packed bubbles. Opaque at the top of the glass and translucent below. Smell is spicy banana, the traditional wheat nose. Taste is a luscious banana bread with a soda like spritz following. Spiciness on the edges that mixes with a reasonable sweetness at the finish. Mouthfeel is nice and full at the start and thins out considerably in the finish probably due to that fine bubble carbonation. Oh so easy to quaff. We grilled some NY strips, medium rare, and this is what we chose to have with it. Superb.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2006 22:49:44 | More by pentathlete
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

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

Sampled on tap at Redbones.

This wheat-doppelbock poured a cloudy brown color with a lot of light tan foam. The smell was very fruity (bananas), which surprised me for a doppelbock, but I suppose the wheat is responsible for these esters. The taste was also dominated by the fruity banana oils, but caramel malt, yeast, and a trace of musty grape flavor came through. The mouthfeel was sweet and fruity, with medium carbonation, and medium body. This bock was very drinkable (I guess I am a sucker for fruity esters).

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2003 23:26:34 | More by UncleJimbo
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EliotW

New York

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

Appearance - Pours a deep plum/brown, allowing little light to pass through

Smell - Sweet brown sugar, lots of wheat

Taste - Immediately hit with wheat, followed by banana and clove. Some addition floral notes as well

Mouth - Not overly bubbly, very nicely carbonated. Smooth, sweet, slightly thicker than other German beers I've had

Drinkability - Extremely well balanced. A true wheat beer with a nice light amount of fruity sweetness. Unlike most German beers I've had (and I've been to Germany), but very enjoyable.

A friend of mine recommended this beer as being one of his absolute favorites and I can absolutely understand why. A truly fantastic beer

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 00:48:26 | More by EliotW
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drabmuh

Maryland

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

500 ml bottle served in a wheat beer glass. Beer is dark brown with thick white head. Head persists and leaves lacing as it falls away and the beer is drank. Carbonation steady and moderate.

Strong banana aroma (really strong). Malt and wheat character in the aroma as well. A very pleasing and inviting beer.

This is one of my favorite beers. The flavor is sweet, there is no hop bitterness. You can pick up a little bit of sweetness from alcohol on the front end, but its not warming. Malt character makes the beer full bodied, thick, and hits the midpalate nicely. Drinkability is high, but due to high alcohol and overall heaviness of the beer, a slight deduction. I love this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2009 14:45:14 | More by drabmuh
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BravoTwo

Pennsylvania

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

Essentially, drinking this beer is like drinking a loaf of really good spicy banana bread. The banana flavor is pronounced, but not as much so as Franziskaner.

This beer is an excellent example of the style, and is easily one of my favorites. Its drinkability is top-notch and is really a beer that I could enjoy year round with anything.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2007 17:28:17 | More by BravoTwo
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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