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

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3,618 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,618
Reviews: 1,984
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 200
Gots: 212 | FT: 6
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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Photo of Pegasus


4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

Appearance: Deep mahogany brown in color with a large tan head which, after a couple of minutes, fades away completely. The lacing is quite minimal. There is a considerable amount of sediment present at the bottom of the bottle, most of which I swirled into the beer.

Aroma: Quite vinous character, by aroma alone, I might have taken this to be a wine. There are notes of dark fruit, spices, chocolate, and alcohol, but little of the banana character, which others have noted. Still, quite complex.

Taste: Distinctly spicy at the opening, clove notes are quite pronounced, with underlying fruit flavors, notably apple peel. A sweet and very warming alcohol note appears soon after. Following on is a brown sugar sweetness, and hints of banana, although quite restrained Towards the finish a spicy bitterness appears, unlike typical hop bitterness. Mild bitter chocolate notes appear at the finish. There is a lingering but quite mild bitterness that carries on well past the end of the taste.

Mouth feel: Smooth and rich, almost syrupy in character.

Drinkability/notes: A superb beer for cold weather. Would serve well paired with a chocolate dessert, or as dessert. An absolutely stunning beer.

Presentation: Packaged in a 16.9 ounce brown glass bottle with a pop top crown. Served in a standard pint tap glass.

03-27-2005 18:44:40 | More by Pegasus
Photo of CHickman

New York

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

Pours cloudy dark brown/orange in color with a small creamy off white head that stayed a long time; pretty good lacing that stuck to the glass.

Smells malty with hints of yeast, bread and banana; the malt is the strongest scent.

Tastes of sweet malt, yeast, light spices, roasted grains, fruit, clove, banana, caramel and faint floral hops. Not a typical wheat beer as it's dark, rich, roasted and sweet, and not zesty like most wheat beers; an excellent surprise that was very complex and tasty.

Mouthfeel is very crisp and smooth with a medium body and an overall sweet malty taste in the finish.

Very tasty and light, it goes down smooth and overall was a very good beer that breaks the mold of a Weisse beer! I highly recommend trying this beer.

08-22-2010 22:58:45 | More by CHickman
Photo of arguemaniac


4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

Pours a hazy chestnut color featuring a rich, well-retained head. The fruity, slightly sour aroma includes some nice clovey hints. The rich, complex palate offers clove, banana, some distinct cinnamon (as well as an overall spiciness along those lines), a mild acidity and some definite dark fruit flavors. The finish is fruity with some graininess. The mouthfeel is slightly thicker than medium-bodied with an active carbonation tang.

What a classic, but unusual beer (though I guess the weizenbocks are certainly becoming more common). But like many such beers, you either love or you hate it; I, for one, love it. Complex and deceptively drinkable. Highly recommended.

05-24-2006 03:32:10 | More by arguemaniac
Photo of meathookjones


4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

I had this on tap at Cogan's Instant Art Bar in Norfolk, Virginia. This came out a cloudy darker brown color with red highlights and a good-sized light tan head that rose out of the glass. Fantastic aromas rise out of this beer with dark fruits, bready malt and that yeasty wheat smell being at the forefront. There are also slight notes of smoke and chocolate. The taste starts of with slightly sweet fruits and a good amount of carbonation as well. There was a good malt flavor over the middle before a slight bit of hops and wheat come in at the end. This has a full creamy body and good carbonation. Very drinkable as well with 3 or 4 tall glasses easily going down in one sitting. Excellent beer that is highly recommended especially on tap if you can find it.

07-28-2004 17:48:45 | More by meathookjones
Photo of grub

Ontario (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

pours a murky brown colour with a big fluffy head. 10 min later there's still about a quarter inch of head. no real lace, but it maintains that head pretty much the whole way down the glass.

aroma is nice. spicy, with a bit of clove. some sweetness.

taste is great. fruit and spice, with a nice lingering sweetness. clove and pepper. orange peel and a bit of grape. really dry finish. slightly warming going down. a little bitterness.

mouthfeel is odd. it's dry, but has fairly high carbonation.

drinkability is good. the alcohol isn't noticeable in the taste, but you feel its warmth once it's gone. dry and easy to drink.

08-19-2006 02:00:48 | More by grub
Photo of Gavage

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

Appearance: hazy dark copper in color with a decent 1" head. Some soft lacing develops.

Smell: the aroma is of strong yeast, caramel, and spice.

Taste: the flavor components are of caramel, alcohol, hints of banana, ripe red fruits, strong yeast, and spice. Bitterness levels were lower than expected.

Mouthfeel: mildly crisp at the start. The finish is smooth and the yeast and alcohol lingers long on the tongue.

Drinkability: I found this to be extremely drinkable even though the alcohol levels are clearly detectable. Great brew.

11-20-2005 13:28:34 | More by Gavage
Photo of Finkel


4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

At first glance, it can be said that it has the exact tone of apple cider. The head is extremely uniform, sticking together to create a thin but consistent layer on the surface. Also, it has to be noted that there is a coat of yeast on the bottom as well as very tiny chunks floating around in the beer, something typical for a bottle fermenting beer.

The smell is good and has an array of flavors; it's obvious that this is a very complex drink. A starchy plantain scent is identifiable but everything else is as hazy as the color of the beer to me.

The creamy texture held my tongue a prisoner - and I had no issues with that. Caramel, fruits (citrus and a hint of grapes), cloves, and the wheat found in Belgian styles turned slid into my stomach with glee. And to top it off, although it's not that heavy, it's weighted and it definitely hits you where you want it to.

Overall, this beer was really good. The taste is extremely unwavering, which makes this a very approachable drink for almost anyone. Most importantly, it's not extreme in any sense of the word.

10-14-2008 06:32:03 | More by Finkel
Photo of kimcgolf


4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

(Bottle purchased at Green's in Atlanta). This pours a mixture of dark brown and amber, with a tan foamy head. Glass gives off a gentle, furity aroma. I enjoyed the spicy taste throughout the glass, and it left a long, good finish. Will definitely be drinking this again.

06-14-2006 02:56:38 | More by kimcgolf
Photo of avalon07

South Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

A: When I poured this one from a bottle to a weizen glass, it had a deep brown color and thick, cloudy texture. There was a big amount of head and good lacing.

S: Big smell of wheat, light fruit, chocolate and some hops. Well done aroma.

T: Taste was nicely balanced, with elements of wheat, banana, chocolate and a little hops. Very tasty.

M: A fair amount of carbonation here. Slightly acidic finish, but it's easy to ignore. This is a full-bodied beer.

D: This is definitely a drinkable beer. It's smooth, it goes down and it has a good complexity to the taste.

05-11-2008 14:07:16 | More by avalon07
Photo of djura


4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

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


4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

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


4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

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


4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

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


4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

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


4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

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

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

02-08-2004 20:49:05 | More by Foxman
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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

03-05-2008 15:45:44 | More by ElGrecoVerde
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Ontario (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

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


4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

12-30-2008 21:29:53 | More by Pauly2X
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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

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


4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

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


4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

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

Ontario (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

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


4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

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

District of Columbia

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

12-31-2005 02:00:12 | More by Toddv29424
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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