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

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

3,828 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,828
Reviews: 2,008
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 229
Gots: 283 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001)
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Photo of Grundle20
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Pours a dark amber in color. There is an excellent head to this beer, the best I've seen in so long. Big and beefy and would hang on to the end if you didn't drink it. Very pleasing.

Smell:
Rich scents of banana bread blast up from the glass. Very sweet with just the right alcohol uppercut.

Taste and Mouthfeel:
It's nice and smooth and paints your mouth with the banana bread taste I smelled from the pour. There's a weird and welcomed tropical fruit note that kind of undulates amongst the banana bread flavors. The alcohol sting has disappeared for the most part but there's still a little kick in the fore.

Drinkability:
I was expecting this to drink a little heavier but I was pleasantly shocked. The beer is very tasty and pretty refreshing, but with an 8% ABV this could easily become a danger beer.

Bottom Line:
A very interesting and delicious beer. A fine addition to any German beer fans repetoir.

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

0.5l bottle poured in a my Weihenstephaner Weizen glass.

Delicious beer. Simple like that. The delicacy of a Weissbier, the power of a good bock with a fruity and spicy bouquet.

A: Cloudy brown color with a creamy and persistent head. High carbonation. Dirty as a typical Weissbier (looks like thin wheat in the bottom of the bottle)
S: Pure pleasure. Very fruity and spicy. German yeasts and caramel malts are relevant. Less banana flavors than a traditional Weiss.
T: Good as expected. German yeasts and malt are again, relevant. Toffee and very light liquor upfront taste. Not bitter at all (only perfume hops could be felt). Balanced sweet.
M: Heavy and creamy body. Good carbonation, balanced sweet in the beginning and very low bitterness in the end.
D: High. Alcohol is almost imperceptible despite the 8.2 ABV. High quality German beer.

Photo of LuckySevens82
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with slight orange tinges.
The head is insane, however, it does not stay around for too long.
Smells of dark malts, caramel and alcohol, there are some winey hints to the nose as well.
The taste is amazing, sweet, a little malty and smooth, wow, this is just excellent. There are also many spices, it seems like nutmeg, maybe cinnamon.
This is just one great beer, it's not something I could drink every night, but on cold nights and well whenever really, this very much hits the spot
Overall, this is just a tasty beer, I will definitely return to this from time to time.

Photo of Natural510
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled the 11th day of 2008, consumed 5th of Oct 2009.

Hard pour with modest amount of head, dissipating to a respectable ring of lace. Color is a medium mahogany-brown.
Sweet to the nose; roasted malt, dried dark fruit such as date and raisin, with a bit of hops creeping through the malt.
Toasted malt, astringent yeast, dark sugar/molasses, fruit such as date, . Flavor not as sweet as the nose, a bit more hop bitterness with a slight sourness from the yeast. More going on here than meets the nose (and initial taste).
Full-bodied, well-rounded, dry finish.
My local bottle shop has a wrapped 2001 edition of this brew on the shelf. I have a feeling it has aged well and will be even more impressive than this offering. Excellent treat, this.

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

Liquid is a black grape in color with bubbly carbonation and a full finger of head. Retention is really nice and lacing sticks to the glass like glue. Visually stunning, especially in the way the lighter fruit colors peak out when held to light.

Aroma is sweet and malty with a whiff of booze and a heavy dose of banana. It's nice to see an aromatic balance between the wheat notes and the heaviness of the lager fermentation.

Flavor boasts a candied sweetness and nice burst of banana up front. Ending is dry and roasty, which stops the wheat notes from being cloying and allows the fruit flavors (plum, nectarine, pineapple) to mingle well with the dark maltiness.

Mouth opens smoothly, followed by a lively conclusion that mingles a bubbly carbonation with the deeper flavors.

This is so easy to take down and, despite the booze in the nose, this drinks like a more complex Dunkelweizen.

One of the best lagers in the world.

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

Pours a deep rich chocolate-walnut brown. Deeper than brown, almost poster color. Rests with a two-finger head, creamy foamy and thick. Aroma is big and sweet, some alcohol with barleywine-like notes. Some caramel and tart apple. Phenols and alcohol are present. Nice. Taste is fronted by fruit: raisins, tart apple, roasted fig, nuts and caramel. Middle is warmed by alcohol and finishes smooth with lingering taste of raisins and roasted malt. Very nice again. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with very clean and light bubbles and almost effervescent. Almost a saison body. I could session this beer for while.

Photo of EatsTacos
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 amber hues. A small one finger head that turns into a ring around the glass. Has this in a pilsner glass.

Aroma is quite floral, raisins, maybe some red licorice. Yeast and some (very) faint alcohol notes.

Flavour is initially sweet and malty and overall this is a pretty sweet beer. Hops are more spicy than bitter in the taste. Some citrus flavours and grains, again raisins, dried prunes and other dried fruit. Apricot. This beer is fruity and spicey. There is a sourness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is quite creamy, medium to full bodied and relatively thick. The carbonation is moderate. Drinkability is high.

In short this is a fantastic beer - fruity and spicey wheat ale.

Photo of 51mmz0rz
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A big fluffy slightly off white head. The bubbles are large and the head sticks around for awhile. The body is hazy brown, slightly yellow.

S: Smells deliciously life a hefe, as you'd expect. There is also a slight scent, laced with complexity.

T: Pretty fruity with a slight bit of alcohol. Tasty residual sweetness in the aftertaste. Really nice overall flavor. Everything is pretty subtle.

M: Good carbonation, a bit thin, but not too disappointing.

D: Surprisingly gentle on the palate, even after awhile.

This is a very good beer, and amazingly drinkable for 8%.

Edit:
Just wanted to add some notes about a 2005 version, aged in their brewery...

Poured into a weizen glass from a 16oz bottle. Cap is a little rusty, bottle comes covered in paper with the year on it.

A: Brown hazy body, there are chunks floating in this one, maybe I poured too aggressively. After 5 years the yeast probably fell out and clumped like this. Head is large and off white.

S: The smell is mostly of hefe, but there is alot of fruit in the nose, and maybe a slight bit of cream, maybe dark peach aromas. Slightly meaty?

T: Easily drinkable, not as much flavor as the nose might suggest though.

M: Higher carbonation than my last review suggests, better mouthfeel than before.

D: Highly drinkable, still. Maybe I expect something big here due to the gravity, but this beer somehow ends up light and drinkable.

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

I couldn't remember the last time I'd had this, but I figured that since I was bottling my own weizenbock today, I should drink this purple beast. Pours a murky dark brown (with a reddish tinge) with a towering tan head. Smell: rich vinuous character with sweet hints of bubblegum, some banana, and hint of alcohol. Taste is tangy champagne banana wheat bread. Acidic, yeasty, sour apples, some clove. Finish is wheat bitter with lingering banana yogurt and alcohol. Delicious. Big and uncompromising, yet utterly drinkable. I can only hope my brew turns out one third as good!

Photo of billab914
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. Pours a dark brown slightly reddish color with a one finger white head. The foam settled after a minute of so and clung to the sides of the glass. not much lacing on the glass.

Aroma is strong with wheat, banana, cloves with a slight alcohol spiciness. Taste starts out similar with wheat, banana, and clove but the dark malt adds a very interesting and delicious chocolate flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, I really enjoyed drinking this one.

Overall this was an excellent beer, it was very similar to a hefe except with the addition of the dark malts that add a wonderful complex flavor.

Photo of bennetj17
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew has a dark reddish brown plum-like color, with a nice head and lots of fizz. The smell is complex and fruity, maybe a hint of raspberry in there. There is a nice acidic, tarty sweet taste followed by a solid bitter finish, with some spiciness at the end. It's full bodied and the high carbonation lifts you right up. For 8% the alcohol is not overpowering. Definitely worth stocking up on this one...

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

A - Pours a hazy garnet, with a frothy off-white head.

S - Loads of yeast, creamy banana, clove, sugary red grapes, bubblegum, gingersnaps, sour wheat, anise, dense bread.

T - Vinous acidity hit the edges of the tongue, gingerbread, vanilla, tangy yeast, bubblegum, banana, clove, brown sugar, caramel, cocoa.

M - Medium to full body, low carbonation,

There is alot going on in this beer. Very complex layer of flavors that actually go together very well. This is a hidden gem of a beer. If you've passed this up, pick it up next time.

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

A: Soft cottony head, twice the amount of foam to beer from a medium pour, the color of a muted sun tea - 4.50, S: Cloves dominate the nose, some soft bubblegum aromas, yeasty and bready, the faintest hint of banana, wonderful aroma - 4.50, T: A touch on the tart side, a little cidery, quite dry and almost puckering, alcohol is evident but not aggressively, the clove on the nose also comes through on the tongue, a slight taste of fruit cake - 4.25, M: Creamy and silky - 4.50, D: A wonderful beer, not sure how much of it I could drink but this one really establishes a standard for Weizenbocks - 4.00

Photo of halo3one
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into an Erdinger weissbier glass. The pour is a murky brown with a huge crown of dense foam that lasts longer than styrofoam. On the nose I get sweet, bready notes, banana-like esters and spicy clove-like phenols.

The beer has a medium body and a nice, complex flavor. I get nice, sweet bready malty notes up front. They are accompanied by a slightly grainy, yeasty, wheat flavor as well as some bananas, pears, lemon, vanilla, and some dark fruit notes at mid-palate. The spicy clove-like notes promised by the nose arrive near the back of the throat and contribute to a tasty, satisfying finish. Unlike the eisbock, this one seems to let the malty notes play second fiddle to the fruit and spice.

What a wonderfully complex beer. My only complaint is that it's a bit sweet and could use a bit more tartness. Nevertheless, I feel as if I could spend hours sipping on it and writing down all the different flavors I encounter. If all you drink are stouts and IPAs, you need to start exploring classic beers like this one. Pick up a bottle, close your eyes, tune out the noise, and just sip and enjoy.

Photo of obrike
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought a single at Round Rock Specs.

Pours a murky, dark iced-tea color. Huge, thick, frothy head...does not leave a lot of lace, but keeps a lovely little ring for the duration. Very inviting.

Fresh blast of banana bread, phenols, bubblegum, dark fruits. Nice.

Taste follows...even with a small kick of spice on the backend...maybe cinammon? A lot going on with this one.

Super smooth, creamy...easy drinking...something I love about a really good weizenbock or doppelbock...masks the alcohol so very well.

This is a very good beer. One to enjoy with a good meal...a steak dinner actually which I'll be enjoying momentarily.

Photo of Mordath
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a weizen glass at approx 45 F. Bottle dated 2/15/13, I enjoyed this beer on 5/27/14.

Appearance: Cloudy as one would except from a wheat beer, but a brownish-purple color. 1-finger head quickly dissolved to nothing, maybe due to it's age? No lacing to speak of.

Smell: Wheat berry bread, raisins, malt, plums.

Taste: Heavy wheat and fruit up front with a slight sour citrus / peppery finish. Not a bad mix.

Mouthfeel: deceptively thin for the color and taste, very faint alcohol finish. Not too dry, still a refreshing quaff.

Overall: Not my first and probably not my last time trying this one. It's in a class all it's own, as such it's hard to compare. A quality beer at a decent price, try it if you haven't already.

Photo of RoamingGnome
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Schneider Weisse Aventinus

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a Weiss vase. Served chilled.

A) Wow, this is a very cloudy brown brew. About a finger of beige head, which quickly settled to a dusting. No lacing to report.

S) The first thing that popped into my head was, this is like banana bread batter. I got the yeast here, wheat, spices, and some sweetness. It's a nice aroma.

T) Follows the nose, but there is some chocolate there, and some dark fruit as well. There is just a hint of the 8.2% ABV on the finish. I found the aftertaste to be a pleasant nutty banana bread.

M) Nearly full-bodied and lightly carbonated. Feels thick, almost chewy, coats the mouth. A very nice mouthfeel.

O) This is a damn fine beer. Clearly deserves the praise that it receives. I can't say I've had many Wheat-Dopplebocks, but this would be the best I've had thus far. Delightful... Glad to recommend...

Photo of abeeronthebeach
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer tens of times before, but this is my first time reviewing it.

A – Pours a dark, ruddy brown with a furiously effervescent head which recedes to bald batches and then baldness within a couple of minutes. Not typical of this beer, so I’ll tack this down to this beer having travelled thousands of miles.

S – Smells sweet and fruity. Perfumed-malt. Clear phenolic character. Some booze. Soreen loaf.

T – Not as sweet or fruity as the nose. Wheat, boozy malt and a semi-sweet yeast flavour predominate.

M – Fairly high carbonation makes this remarkably refreshing for a fairly strong and dark beer. Mouthfeel is bang on; it would be cloying if it were much heavier, and would fail to carry the abv., and strong malty-wheat flavours if it were lighter.

O – I’ve drunk this beer at least an order of magnitude more than any other beer on the planet. At university I’d routinely drink 2-3 of these bad boys when I’d sit down to write an essay. This beer made a significant contribution towards my graduating from that institution. Tap 6 Aventinus will always be a special beer for me and as such it’s hard for me to separate my assessment of this beer as a beer from the many happy memories it has provided me with and long nights it has accompanied me on. Funnily enough I started drinking it for purely pragmatic reasons; it provided the best balance between affordability, flavour and high abv., but over time I really started to appreciate it for the classic brew that it is.

Photo of Popsinc
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep, dark brown pour with an enormous foamy head. Light hoppy nose with underlying hints of chocolate and plum. Lovely mouthfeel. Flavours of light, unsweetened chocolate, raisin, plum, a hint of banana and a spicey finish including some clove & nutmeg. Of course there is a noticeable alcohol kick on the finish. Very warm beer but yet not heavy. It stays light on the tongue and refreshes and yet is intense and complex in its flavours. A classic in my book.

Photo of Rijtjeshuis
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

look ~ this one pouts a medium brown with some nice orange high-lights in it. the brew is very opaque. head is large: cream-colored, moussy, and long-lived; it rises to a decent height and falls at an average pace with little lacing. some nice visible carbonation.

smell ~ a really pleasant, strong aroma. the grainbill has some rich melanoidins (prunes, grapes, etc) and wheat. the yeast is filled with spices (cloves, vanilla) and some fruit (banana). A little bit of alcohol. No real hop presence.

taste ~ nicely complex and still light. the melanoidin on the grain-bill comes out a bit stronger on the palate, this is strongly reminiscent of prunes/plums with a bit of grape in mix. It also has some nice grain wheatiness. no darker roasty notes. the yeast flavor is very similar to a hefe (banana/clove/some black pepper on the finish) with some more vanilla in the mix. Overall, it tasted like a milder dunkelweizen with some stronger bock notes. No real hops, a light hint of alcoholic fussels (floral)

feel ~ light body with high carbonation. this lightness dries out the finish and also helps keep the complexity from getting too muddled. A bit of an acidic pinch and alcohol heat on the finish that give an interesting feel with the spiciness.

overall, I really enjoy this brew. I find that this brew is a little more Hefeweizen like than some others of this style. I find it one of those complex-without-being-too-muddled brews that I love because it achieves a great balance.

this one is the grand-daddy of weizenbocks and it richly deserves the title.

Photo of newk340
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a dark brown with a thick head (nearly 5 fingers!) into a weizen glass with little sediment.

S: strong smell of bananas and cloves with hints of various dark fruits.

T: bananas are very evident but there are touches of raisins and caramel as well.

MF/D: a really smooth beer, not overly carbonated and pleasing to the palate (even though im not a weizen drinker). certainly didnt taste the 8.2%...

Photo of Osiris9588
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 3oz sample at a tasting at Spagio Wine Cellars in Columbus. It pours a murky amber color tinged with honey toward the bottom.

The aroma is very yeasty and malty, warm and toasty, consisting of orange peel, corriander, and an array of fruits. The taste has a root beer quality, flavored by corriander, cinnamon, brandy, anise, cherry, and blackberry.

The mouth is complex, as the yeast and sugar interact with one another. A great beer.

Photo of ADR
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark caramel color, medium bubbled thick head that is charged from bottle fermentation. Slightly marmalade and malty aroma. Nice smell...Deep maple, raisins, and spice flavors, fades just about perfectly. Just a touch of wheat acidity. Nice medium body that's not at all sticky. Finishes as diminished spicy and raisiny, not cloying, adding to drinkability. Dang fine brew here.

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
97 out of 100 based on 3,828 ratings.