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

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Ratings: 3,976
Reviews: 2,048
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 257
Gots: 356 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 3,976 | Reviews: 2,048
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.

Photo of Buzz3d
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.

Photo of Reaper16
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Photo of Nat1975
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Review from notes taken on 12/30/10. Shared with some friends.

This was a paper-wrapped cave-aged bottle from 2006. Poured into a couple of snifters. It appears as a clear dark amber color that borders brown that looks like a watered-down concoction of molasses. A tan cap forms across the top and holds tight around the edges of the brew.

The aroma of this brew is fruity with a scent of cloves, toasty malt that cones across quite bready and raisins. There are light suggestions of chocolate and spice with a mild molasses sweetness.

The taste is fruity with a candied flavor that picks up more deep sweetness akin to molasses spiced with clove and chocolate. There is a long drawn out flavor of toasty grain, spices and molasses left lingering on the tongue.

This is a medium to full bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. Excessively drinkable for more than 8%. The alcohol is mastectomy hidden, I never once got any sensation of alcohol flavor or warmth. Additional pours produce an increased amount of sediment in the glass which brings out more bready and banana-like flavors.

Photo of SteveB3014
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SheepNutz
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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

Bottle with a dignfied, Teutonic-looking label. Pours dark brown and cloudy with a golden ring of haze at the edges. It's a beautiful beer, and it'd have an easy five for appearance if it could retain a head without a forced pour-- maybe the high ABV kills the weizen head?

There is a powerful aroma of banana custard esters, malts, and spices. Alcohol is almost if not entirely undetectable Smells like a hefeweizen with all the knobs turned up to 11.

Opens up with roasted malts that grow mid-palate, along with heavy esters and malted wheat. Malty and estery flavors give way to crisp noble hops on the finish. Pretty hoppy for a german wheat beer, but it suits the flavor profile perfectly. Spicy phenols (and maybe alcohol) are also show up at various times. Definitely more weizen than bock, and that's not a bad thing.

The mouthfeel is heavy, laden with yeast and some crisp carbonation. Even at 8% ABV, it's as poundable as any wheat beer on Earth.

Photo of dwilson01
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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

Pours tall. A very dark brown with an off-white mountain head. Settles down to 1/4" and wonderful stickage.

Smell is very nice and typical. Banana and even some clove.

Excellent mouthfeel. Smooth, yet bubbly. Nice.

Banana and spice. I'm enjoying this beer with some fresh zucchini bread with homegrown zucchini. Pairs very nicely. Spicy.

A very, very good beer.

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