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

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3,491 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,491
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.

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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apperance: Hazy brown. It poured with a big frothy head, but it quickly faded.

Smell: Mostly the peppery/clovey phenols typical of German Hefes. A hint of some bock-like charactor. Some alcohol.

Taste: Again with the clove. Some banana. Again typical of Hefes. Wheaty. Rasins of prunes. Alcoholic as it warms a bit.
Really good.

Mouthfeel: Quite full bodied. Velvety smooth. Fairly high carbonation. Alcohol warming near the end.

Drinkability: Man. If you keep these too cold, you could easily drink 2 or 3 of these monsters and end up on your face. The classic example of the style. Outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2005 22:53:52 | More by tjthresh
Photo of Mora2000


4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy red-brown color with a white head. The aroma is great with notes of bananas, cloves, toffee and vanilla. For the flavor I get caramel malt, bananas, cloves and toffee with a fair bit of alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A great beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2010 05:13:54 | More by Mora2000
Photo of jamesm7485


4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Been drinking nothing but dipa's ris's and all that crazy stuff latley so its time for a change!

The beer pours with a light amber base that gets progressively darker as it reaches it's perfect white head.

Smells like a bastard child of la folie and ayinger doppelbock absolutley heaven

The taste has less sour tones than the smell would lead you to beleive however the over powering sweetness that is present in some doppelbocks is much more controlled here.

The mouthfeel has some initial carbonation but is very smooth overall not ten fidy smooth but this isnt exactly ten fidy now is it.

Drinks very well for the abv and the style probably couldnt do more than a few bombers without being on my ass but amazing never the less

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2009 04:20:21 | More by jamesm7485
Photo of StevenBilodeau


4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark murky reddish brown body with creamy bubbles, leaving a nice lace.

The smell is terrific, wheaty... strong, malty, and roasty...some dark fruit.

The body is crisp, but medium bodied... the taste is clean but roasty in character.

The flavor is of dark fruit, banana peels, slight orange peel, roasted malt, ash, and some light medicinal alcohol...

Overall, the beer was excellent, a great experience.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2011 21:00:29 | More by StevenBilodeau
Photo of BittRnessabounds


4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured a brownish red with a small slightly tan head that managed to remain pretty well despite the fact that i did not give it much of a vigorous pour. I'll just have to try it again and pour with more energy. The smell was dominantly fruity and sweet, with a hint of yeast. I picked out apples and raisons, with a bit of caramel. It actually smelled a bit like a caramel apple to me, very pleasant. The taste was equally as pleasant, sweet and malty with a hint of caramel and fruit while also spicy and yeasty. Very complex smooth and tasty. Medium carbonation and body combine for a very good mouth feel, and smooth drinkabilty. I never got a sense of the 8%ABV. Overall a wonderful brew, and my first venture into the world of wheat ales or doppelbocks, but it will definitely not be my last.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2003 20:35:22 | More by BittRnessabounds
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Alberta (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle, old-world staid presentation, and yet attractively approachable at the same rate.

This beer pours a dark, cloudy orange-brown colour, with two fingers of puffy, foamy pale beige head, which falls away a bit more quickly than expected, leaving very little in the way of persistent lace - and there are definitely some minor floaties swirling about, as things slowly settle out.

It smells of sweet, fruity wheat grain, banana esters, cloves, a bit of ripe dark fruit, and light caramel malt. The taste is of course quite malty - prune, raisins, overripe banana - with some thinned out caramel, an unusually hefty touch of wheatiness, and a very light herbal yeastiness, one which seems so integrated that it's like it's been baked in from the start. Nothing in the way of alcohol dares to poke its head out yet, it would seem.

The carbonation is moderate, and seemingly just not worth parsing - it is what it is - the body a solid medium weight, and a tad chewy in its smoothness. It finishes drier than expected, the malt petering out in the face of the lingering fruitiness and circling alcohol warming.

A lovely, evenly balanced, and yet still largely wheaty doppelbock. Simple and complex, all at the same time, which translates as just good, good stuff. The hefty ABV does well to keep its normally intrusive head down, which is another example of the old-school brewers knowing their way around the different aspects that make up their beer. Yeah, they get it.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2009 23:20:28 | More by biboergosum
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Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gigantic off-white head over a cloudy brown body. Gobs of lace are left behind as the head slowly recedes. Smells of dark fruit, banana, spice, with hints of vanilla and caramel. The aroma is a little bit boozy. Deep banana flavour. Rich dark fruits in the finish, like sour plums. Spice. Sweet but not overwhelmingly so, with a tangy finish. Solvent character comes forward in the nose as the beer warms, but remains muted in the taste. It's like I can sit here and come out, sip after sip, with something different each mouthful. A hint of raisin? Medium bodied and finely carbonated. Smooth, creamy, and a little bit syrupy. I love this beer. Such a huge flavour but drinks so easy. I should really buy this stuff more often.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2009 03:03:37 | More by mintjellie
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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a reddish/copper color with ruby hints when held up to the light. A short, off-white head forms and fades rather quickly, leaving a thin layer of fine bubbles on top. Sporadic lacing forms, but does not cling to the glass.

S: A good bit of banana, some wheat, cloves, bready malt, and some caramel.

T: Really nice, very heavy bready flavors, wheat, and yeast. A good bit of banana, some dark fruit, toffee, and caramel. Dark fruits include fig and a little raisin.

M: Medium bodied, smooth, and on the crisp side. Finish is slightly sticky.

O: I can see why this is a highly rated beer. Great flavor profile, a nice beer to drink over the course of an evening, as I did. Look forward to trying a few more in this style.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 03:28:01 | More by mdaschaf
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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice dark amber with an immense white head. This stuff has some pretty intense aroma. Grassy notes flooded my room when i poured this into a glass. Very wheaty smell. Taste is pretty interesting. To me this beer seems to blend the qualities of a nice German wheat and a nice Belgian dark ale. It's bubbly and complex like a Belgian dark, but also very wheaty with hints of banana like a German wheat. Very interesting beer. It's a nice to have a bottle every couple of weeks or so.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2004 02:37:40 | More by soper2000
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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

bottle served in Chimay chalices...

A - half an inch or so of off-white foam with an oddish purple hue...sits atop a beer that is hazy, magnificent reddish brown. a little bit of lacing which falls quickly.

S - belgian yeast, wheat, spices, fruit (banana, plum, hint of cherries). just a touch of alcohol. as it warms, gains a bit of smokiness.

T - nice clean yeast, coriander and bananas...sweet brown sugar, toffee...hints of chocolate and molasses. super sweet but oddly balanced.

M - cant be any better. medium bodied but insanely creamy, and just spot on carbonation. amazing how a wonderful mouthfeel just propels all other aspects of a beer.

D - wonderful beer. one i usually have in the cellar but always seem to pass by, bring it out when i know i'm in need of something delicious. is actually going quite nice with a few Euro cheeses and crackers...

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2010 03:46:04 | More by Stigs
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North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maybe it's because I've been craving malty, high gravity beers lately, but this one hit the spot like never before. So freaking delicious.

It's difficult to try and pour this beer and not get a huge head. The head sizzled for a good while, made of tight, compact, small bubbles, and it retained extremely well after thinning a bit. The color is a bronzed rusty dark brown.

Smell reminds me of a Belgian tripel or dark ale in some ways: raisins, plums, other dark fruits, while having a few spices and lots of banana and bubble gum aromas wafting around. Slight yeast tweak and even a little nostril heat from the alcohol. Dive in:

Maltiness is high, but the sweetness never overwhelms. A little bit like a chocolate brownie, definitely banana, warming from the alcohol, tootsie roll, and raisins. Mouthfeel is tricky: very fizzy, sizzles about in the mouth, but also attains a creaminess that helps give the beer another layer of depth.

This is so utterly delicious, but it's a little "hot" for an 8-percenter, and maybe just a little far over on the desserty side to make it an everyday indulgence. Or, screw it, indulge. You only live once. Chalk another one up for the Germans.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2007 22:53:19 | More by Metalmonk
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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep brown with heavy carbonation bubbles. Small head which doesn't stick.

S - Smells of bananas and cloves. Hints of dark fruit and spice.

T - Tastes like it smells - Rich, banana flavors with dark fruit as well. Some spice on the finish. Light hop profile. A bit of warming alcohol on the back end.

M - Thinner than expected, but not bad. Coats the mouth well.

D - Very drinkable for its strength. Sort of a mix between a hefe and a dubbel/quad. This was my first Aventinus, and I will definitely be adding this to the rotation!

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2009 00:27:46 | More by illinijer
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New York

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearence dark brown a hint of amber when you hold it to the light. Smell fruit, spice, caremel sweetness. Taste fruit, yeast, prunes, spice, the taste is complex tons of different tastes here. Mouthfeel is thick high carbonation. Drinkability is good I could have another.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2008 01:20:28 | More by BeerTaster
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District of Columbia

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours brown with a reddish hue. Medium and slightly off-white head. Lots of active carbonation and good head retention.

Strong banana/clove aroma. Sweet smelling with plenty of wheat and some bready aroma as well. Taste is banana and bread up front with a clove spiciness. Some caramel sweetness with good biting carbonation. Deep and complex, yet clean and refreshing flavor.

Body is light with a smooth, clean feel making it an incredibly drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2010 00:42:53 | More by goldbot
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New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Long lasting, fine, creamy head. Deep cloudy mahogany color. Very strong currant/raisin, clove nose. Full bodied, tingly tongue sensations, mellows. Toasty malt, prune, currant, caramel flavors. A grassy/flower-like finish. Way nice!!!!

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2002 19:25:01 | More by Alewife
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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, you can taste the wheat!
Anyways, pours out like dark tea with a slight hint of orange.
Two fingers of slightly tan foam that doesn't lace much but it hangs around for quite some time.
Wheat Clove and Banana are here in abundance. Wonderful mix and none are overpowering.
Sweet and hot are the two words I would use to describe this concoction.
There is a bitterness at the back of the mouth followed by an alcoholic warmth in the back of the throat.
I could drink 2 or 3 of these at a sitting.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2006 00:03:00 | More by peabody
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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a muddy cider colour with a big white head that dies quick with no lacing. Smells much like apples, some dark fruit, and spicy clove. Taste as it smells with a nice hybrid of flavors going on. Very mild and somewhat creamy in the mouth. Very drinkable with no ABV noticeable.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2007 06:01:47 | More by franksnbeans
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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split a bottle of this one with my buddy, and poured it into a tulip glass.

A: The pour is one beautiful sight to behold. As the beer falls into my glass, the garnet colored liquid shines through with ruby colored hues. Not even a sign of head, even as I pour more aggressively. Light shines through, significantly diffused by the big body of the beer.

S: Caramel malts, a strong batch of cloves, and some nutty aromas pour forth from the mouth of the glass. They nearly cover up a spicy German hop presence, but I am able to discern it as I dig for other contributing elements in this beer.

T: Hoppy spices and cloves are very evident in the front. The flavor evolves to produce nutty and malty flavors that come through with some bittering elements that the hops evidently left behind at the beginning of the sip. The finish is slightly sour, adding more intrigue to an already compelling flavor profile.

M/D: Incredibly smooth. That lack of head was that way for a reason. I can't even feel a little tingle of carbonation, but somehow, Aventinus doesn't feel flat either. While there is no taste of alcohol, I do feel some warmth in the finish that detracts from the drinkability somewhat, but you could age one of these to deal with that if you really wanted to...

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2010 04:51:26 | More by NittanyBeerFan
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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle poured into Weizen Glass
A - Aggressive pour turned a dark copper/brownish hazy color. Huge off-white foamy head turned slowly turned into small flat head on top.
S - banana, clove, malt, grains, dried fruits like plum and raisin. Very complex spice note, very interesting

T - Similar to nose, get the banana, clove, and once again complex spices. Also dried fruit, nutmeg. Alcohol is hidden well but is definitely there at 8.2% abv.

M - moderately high carbonation, medium body, sweet

D - very good dopplebock, could easily drink 2 of these, but no more than that for me, pretty heavy.
Overall, I knew this was rated as one of the top 100 beers on earth according to BA and it serves well. This is a complex beer that I really enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2009 19:41:58 | More by BayouBengal1537
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New York

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a - pour a deep dark brown with ruby highlights around the edges, very large ivory head with decent retention, not much lacing, pretty cloudy

s - big spicy and sweet aroma, caramel and toffee sweetness in the nose with a strong clove aroma with other more subtle spice, big wheat notes as well, only slight alcohol

t - very smooth taste, sweet up front with caramel and toffee, mid-palate has mild hop bitterness and a stronger wheat presence, finish is quite spicy with lots of clove, slight alcohol, long-lasting wheaty and yeasty flavors

m - medium-bodied, very lively in the mouth with plenty of carbonation, finish is nicely balanced, not overly sweet or dry, some alcohol warming

d - pretty drinkable considering the abv, very balanced flavors that are easy on the palate yet still interesting

This was a very good place to start for my first Weizenbock. Very good beer worthy of the praise.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2007 23:58:47 | More by WeisGuy
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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma - Sweet and earthy

Appearance - Cloudy light brown/red with a decent off-white head that sticks around

Taste - Sweet with a mild fruity dry mild and then sweet returns. Spiciness that is awesome.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated with a light to medium body

Drinkability - I could drink this all day long. This is a beer that really opened my eyes to what a beer could be.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2009 15:22:15 | More by jwhawkins81
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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up a few weeks ago ad D's Six Packs for 4.99

A - Poured a murky hazy brown color with at least an inch of foamy brownish head

S - Strong Banana, clove, bit of honey, brown sugar and yeast with a hint of malt.

T - Comes off kind of strong, especially when drunk with thanksgiving feast :P but after the second pour the ABV is well masked offering strong flavors of banana and clove with a bit of burned sugar and a touch of yeast. Nice.

M - Very medium to heavy. Was a sipper for sure

D - Alcohol... Masked. Flavors... strong. Price... eh. It's good on occasion but it was seriously the smoothest beer I could drink today. A Germany win!

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2010 21:56:48 | More by DrDemento456
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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a half-liter bottle into a weizen glass. The code 08.057 is printed on the back of the label. Served at cellar temperature, between 48 and 50 F.

Initially pours a nicely clear, gorgeous deep mahogany with a finger-and-a-half of rocky tan foam. After swirling the yeast in the bottle and pouring into the glass, clarity obviously diminishes somewhat. Head retention is rather poor, as the head fades away pretty quickly and leaves behind virtually naught in terms of lace on the glass.

The nose is wonderful, with nice fruity esters reminiscent of plums, prunes, raisins and just a bit of fig; while present and discernible, though, these notes are not powerful and only play a supporting role in the overall Spiel of spicy nutmeg and clove aromas and a rich, chocolate-caramel maltiness. As things warm, a spicy alcohol presence shows itself as well.

Full-bodied and moderately carbonated, with a thick, slick mouthfeel. A rich, sweet caramel malt base holds throughout and supports a spiciness with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove dominating. Dark fruits come through again on the palate, but overall the rich maltiness takes the front seat, with some toasty melanoidins kissing the tongue and a boozy alcoholic character showing up as the beer warms a touch, helping somewhat in drying the otherwise long, malty-sweet finish.

Absolutely delicious and wonderfully delightful, a wonderful mélange of rich maltiness with spicy Weizen yeast characteristics and a bit of boozy alcohol, which is never overpowering on the palate but plays with the head, leaving that mellow swimmy nature that comes with it. The classic Weizenbock simply doesn't disappoint, and only gets better with freeze-distillation. I'd like to see how this one changes with age.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2009 02:33:10 | More by superdedooperboy
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Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep brown with deep rouge, off white head that dosent stick around too long.

S: yeast and peppery phenols. This is real beer as the brewer intended it to be. not pasturised filtered garbage. fruity and rich. slightly roasted.

T: this is a heavenly beer. very complex, highly fruity and savoury. plum, bannana, pear and red apple. a wonderfull yeast strain in here. this is a living beer.

M: medium bodied with ample carbonation. not sticky despite the sweetness.

D: for a beer of this heft, id say this is a good one to have around.

Maybe the best wheat beer Ive ever had. deffinitly worthy of another purchase, and a good one to have in the fridge for any occassion really.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2009 23:26:46 | More by uno99
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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes taken over the weekend.

A- Hazy cider brown with a big creamy white cap. Good retention and a nice coat of lace.

S- Nice balanced mix of fruit, banana, clove, fig, wheat/bread, raisin and spice. Pretty much what I usually get in a style like this, balance is the key here.

T- Follows the nose very well. Once again, balance is the special thing here. Some alcohol strength but for the most part I would've never guessed 8%. Some sweetness with nice wheat finish.

MF- Creamy with silky smooth carbonation I am used to in good German beer. Slight warmth and a tiny bitterness.

DB- Very solid and refreshing beer that is somehow 8%. Drinks very well and is truly crafted with brewing mastery.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 02:14:58 | More by cbutova
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,491 ratings.