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

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world-class

3,348 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3348
Reviews: 1963
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.68%


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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jwolfie70

California

4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was blown away by this beer. It takes everything I love about a good German Hefe and takes it to 11. One of the top 5 beers I have ever had.

Good head, nice dark tan color, good mouthfeel and incredibly drinkable for the alcohol content. I would (and have) recommended to everyone.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2007 00:16:52 | More by jwolfie70
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Gmann

New York

4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a murky brown color with a smallish tan head that dissipated into a nice ring, no lacing though. The smell is wonderful; bananas, clove, medicinal phenols, and raisins. The taste is fantastic, great hefe flavors; banana, clove, medicinal, and a nice earthy yeast. A bit of alcohol and light dark fruit shows up in the end. The feel is moderate with fizzy carbonation. The finish is fantastic, it is sweet but not sugary or syrupy, perfect. Damn this is a mighty fine brew. All of the great hefe flavors without the hard wheat bite. Extremely smooth and extraordinarily drinkable. Definitely a must try and try and try again.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2008 02:30:47 | More by Gmann
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brewintheLou

Missouri

4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite. This stuff is absolutely delicious and if it weren't for the high ABV I would drink this all day everyday.

Head pours about 2 fingers thick and slowly goes down. Nice dark color, not quite black. It has the similar taste of a hefeweizen with a stonger hint of alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2008 21:03:00 | More by brewintheLou
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MrIncognito

Virginia

4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at Tuskies in Leesburg, VA. They have the best selection on-tap I've seen.

Nice fizzy head, two fingers, off-white. Dissipates rather quickly, could be the way the bartender poured. Dark brown and cloudy.

Smell is exceptional. Roasted hops with a slight sweet smell. I smell a spice like in apple cider.

Taste is fantastic. I love the roasted malt taste and the apple cider smell is definitely in the taste. The more I sip and the more it warms, apple cider becomes more evident. Not much of an alcohol taste. There is a hop bite at the end.

Mouthfeel is nice and smooth with tiny bubbles.

This is a really great beer. One I would love to have on hand at all times.

I had this in the bottle later on. So much better in the bottle. I feel like the tastes are much more pronounced and I do not taste as much apple cider as I taste light, smooth alcohol and the roasted malt. The wheat and malt are in perfect balance.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2008 19:06:38 | More by MrIncognito
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RomanW70

Rhode Island

4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I love this beer. Extremely well balanced. Pours dark brown, almost purple, with a thick, frothy head. What a beautiful combination of sweet malts, earthy fruits, and spices. This is one of the most complex beers I've ever had, with each sip bringing a different combination of flavors. Finishes extremely smooth, gently rolling into a light bitterness. My favorite German beer, maybe my favorite beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2008 04:15:38 | More by RomanW70
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heapofaoatmeal

North Carolina

4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

wowie zowie. this is a keeper. sweet estery malty aroma. clove, banana, sweet but not too. refreshing subtle bitterness cuts the sweet making it eminently drinkable. no idea how they hide 8.2% so well. clove is subtle, plays well with the hops to cut the sweetness. this is truely a great beer and proves why six generations of schneider have been making this beer the same way.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2009 05:05:34 | More by heapofaoatmeal
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TexIndy

Texas

4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weizen glass. Back label had some bottling codes but couldn't translate into a date. It was ruby brown color. Massive amount of carbonation. Sliding initial lace that doesn't stick.

The aroma was amazing. Over-ripe banana, clove, vanilla in front with chocolate malt in back. I love the smell of wheats and this one was outstanding. I find most weizenbocks to be overly dominated by dark fruits and less enjoyable but this one nailed it. The taste was exceptional. Awesome from start to finish. Great wheat beer taste. Since the aroma was very sweet, I was worried that the taste might be too sweet but it wasn't. Great balance to keep it from becoming cloying. A pleasure to drink. Only complaint on the mouthfeel was a tad too much carbonation.

Overall, an world class beer. Most highly recommend. I had one of these for the first time several years back and it was awful. At the time, it was my first weizenbock so I assumed it was the style. I'd have several weizenbocks since then that were good but had been avoiding this one till now. So glad that I finally gave it another shot. My last try must have been a seriously bad bottle. I still remember the horrid aroma and bitter taste. Now that I've had the real thing, it will be a major player in the rotation.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2009 01:33:51 | More by TexIndy
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into an Aventinus glass. White froth rises up and spits forth a beautiful aroma from the tiny, tiny bubbles comprising the head. Aroma is of banana/plantain?, dates, raisins, spices? and other sweet nectars. Amazing. Beautiful. Taste is of dark fruits, wheat, sweet malts and some peppery spice, I believe. Amazing that somehow 8.2% ABV is packed into this beer. Aventinus is just amazing in every way. Only one word can summarize this beer, delicious.

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2009 09:49:19 | More by KickbacksSteve
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fastwrx05

Virginia

4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

All I can say about this brew is WOW! This is one of my favorites, it is a complete joy to drink. It has a great apperance and pours a deep amber to brown and offers a wonderful frothy head. This brew has a great full mouth feel and has a good after taste and a strong aroma. This is the best Doppelbock I have had.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2009 03:10:04 | More by fastwrx05
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joesc230

New Jersey

4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is, without a doubt, one of my favorite beers. It's a smooth German doppleback that's easy to drink (which surprised me, considering the ABV). This wheat beer has a wonderful banana smell and aftertaste. Just the right amount of carbonation, with an amber/brown color. In all, I highly recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2010 04:05:54 | More by joesc230
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NODAK

Tennessee

4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Aroma here will rival the sweetest of beers. Lots of banana and bubblegum show up with some faint spices in the background.

Pours a dark brown in my pint glass with a thick, rocky head with fair staying power.

Taste is such a sweet and delicious one. Tons of banana here...bubblegum....sweet fruit....and some definite clove presence as well. This is the predominant taste of the beer and it's oh so drinkable. Alcohol at 8.2 percent?? Couldn't tell at all. The sweetness and cloves go all the way through the finish. No hops to be detected. Small incidence of wheat on the back.

One of the few beers that nears absolute perfection to me. It'd be hard to believe they get much better than this.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2010 03:35:46 | More by NODAK
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CaptJackHarkness

New York

4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a rich deep ruddy brown with great white head, head lingers a very long time. It laces the glass well. Scent of raisins,caramel, biscuits. It has a feel of bright carbonation. Taste is indescribably complex and delicious! A relativly high A.B.V. is absolutely not apparent, so be careful with this one!

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 02:03:47 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a slightly hazy, dark ruby color with a rapidly fading half-inch head and lasting lace. It's aroma is fruity with hints of plum, and bread. The flavor is fruity, mainly dark fruit and cherries. There is vanilla and sweet, dark malt with a pleasant warmth in the finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and full. Schneider Aventinus is and outstanding beer, well balanced, complex, and perfect for celebrating the new year. Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 05:24:03 | More by B967ierhunter177
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Schneider Aventinus has a thick, fizzy, light-beige head and an initially clear, brown, bubbly appearance, that becomes cloudy brown upon swishing and pouring in the bottom third of the bottle. Not much lacing is seen with this one. Aroma is unique- cinnamon powder, wheat bread, molasses, spices, and fruit cake. Taste is of cinnamon, spices, nutmeg, yeast, pepper, monkey bread, nuts, and other things I can’t pinpoint. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Aventinus finishes refreshing, crisp, and surprisingly drinkable. Overall, this is an epic, world-class beer. I beg you to try it.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 21:09:06 | More by RonaldTheriot
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sampling right now on 12/28/13. Single 550ml (16.9 oz.) bottle was purchased last night and chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler. Poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a dark hazy 'ice tea' in color with a good 1-finger+ foamy off-white head that lasts a long time. Lots of lacing is seen with each sip. The aroma is of sweet grains, dark fruit and wheat toast. The taste is even better! Wow! What a fantastic brew! Super smooth and goes down easy with NO harsh or bitter aftertaste at all! Perfect carbonation as well. Love this one!

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 23:45:49 | More by BeerWithMike
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mattmaples

Oregon

4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A wondrous spicy / fruity dark wheat. If I want wheat I would go for this beer every time.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2001 23:20:45 | More by mattmaples
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Longstaff

Massachusetts

4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The pinnacle of wheat beers. This classic became a favorite of mine since my first sip over a year ago and still is. Head froths up even with a gentle pour and is hard to contain in the glass. Delicate brownish color and hints of banana fruitiness in the nose. Banana-clove, chocolate, caramel, and alcohol flavors all mingle together and is offset with just the right amounts of hops to subdue the sweetness of the malt. Has a creamy mouthfeel from the yeast and is much easier to drink than the 8% abv suggests. IMO, the world's greatest beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2002 09:09:08 | More by Longstaff
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ChimayMayDay

New Jersey

4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

If beer is liquid bread, then Aventinus is liquid cake (or some form of dessert). I love the decadence of this beer. Ludwig's on Samson St. in Philly pours all of mine. Speaking of the pour, it takes a while. I sometimes order an easy Hefe-Weizen to drink while I wait for the Aventinus. The thick head eventually subsides to a creamy topping. The color is a wonderful dark brown. The mouthfeel is creamy and sometimes milky. I have to remind myself that this is somehow related to watery macrobrews. Somehow...

There's the flavor of wheat and malt at the beginning and a nice alcohol taste at the end. In between are even more flavors, including bananas and some chocolate and all kinds of sweetness (I'll leave others to decide exactly which fruits are present).

I don't have to mention that I feel like curling up in a beanbag chair or a fluffy cloud after drinking this. I even find myself floating on a dark river in the land of dreams. I'm sorry, I was talking about beer.

Some may say I am nuts, but I have noted the smell and taste of bubble gum at times. Bubble gum!!! Is this beer? The answer is no. It's ambrosia.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2004 08:03:00 | More by ChimayMayDay
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a unique wheat beer that wants to be bock and succeeds. It has a deep brown color with reddish hues and solid carbonation. The head is ginormous like all good wheat beers and lasts till the very end. There are sheets of lace left on the glass. It smells like cloves, bananas and passionfruit. The taste is malty and also very fruity with pronounced clove and chocolate flavors. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy and very complex.
overall this is probably the best wheatbeer Ive tried, its also very unique. Cheap at $2.75 cdn a bottle too.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2004 21:49:08 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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merlin48

Kentucky

4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of my favorites, often enjoyed, never reviewed. Pours a hazy, chestnut brown body with a sturdy one finger head that is old ivory in color. Nice retention and average patchy lace result from the pour.
Aroma is heavenly. Clove spiked rum rasin bread is the best description. Raisins, allspice, overripe bananas, wheat grain, a hint of alcohol, and an array of other spices entice the nose. Beautiful!
Mouthfeel has spritzy carbonation and an ideal medium body that, somehow, manages to possess a creamy component.
Taste is divinely complex. Chocolate notes are complimented by spicy clove and allspice, and an abundance of fruity flavors are led by banana, plum, fig, and dates. Earthy yeast adds yet another dimension, as the carbonation allows the complexities to mingle into an orgy of Weizenbock delight.
This is probably my favorite beer, one that I rely on as a solid, full bodied, supremely crafted, always enjoyable, brew. Very highly recommended to all.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2004 21:39:20 | More by merlin48
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techdiver

Pennsylvania

4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy dark brown with massive head that dissipates slowly leaving a solid quarter inch cap.

Ripe fruit and banana to the nose.

Banana, wheat, ripe fruit, mild hops, caramelized malt, and chocolate in taste. A more flavorful and robust weizen.

Medium mouthfeel due to the great carbonation.

Great drinkability, ABV may limit some, the taste is so welcoming.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2007 21:05:40 | More by techdiver
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MtVernon

Washington

4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Everything everyone else says about this is true... this brew is a work of art.

I'd put this up against Chimay Grande Reserve. It's different, but just absolutely delicious.

The appearance, something I don't often spend a lot of time on, is a gorgeous, dark, cloudy ruby-brown. Unbelievable.

The smell... what can I say? The long-tweaked work of some brilliant brewmasters. These people should be really proud of what they have accomplished.

Taste? I don't need to say anything here. It's absolutely superb.

Mouthfeel - smooth as silk. Makes you giddy it's so smooth.

Drink - This could be dangerous, given the ABV. The alcohol is superbly masked. The richness of this beer is second-to-none, but it's magically extremely drinkable. Be careful!

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2008 04:48:55 | More by MtVernon
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Arsenal82

Massachusetts

4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a brownish red color with a nice foamy head and lots of carbonation.
It smelled of sweet malts, dark fruits, plums, banana and clove.
Tasted of vanilla, cocoa beans, spices and some alcohol, very complex.
The mouthfeels was pleasant, pretty smooth, creamy and a little carbonation on the tongue.
This is one of the best bock style beers out there, without a doubt.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2008 02:28:26 | More by Arsenal82
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eruckart

Tennessee

4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Purchased at a local liquor store out of sheer curiosity and was pleasantly surprised with this beer. I unknowingly had a glass from the brewery from a previous trip to Bruisin' Ales that just happened to be the only glass large enough to hold the beer. I have not had any Weizenbocks before this so I did not know what to expect. It had a sweet taste and quite a bit of head which left some nice lacing on the glass as I drank it down. During my last trip to Bruisin' Ales I picked up a 2004 bottle of the Aventinus to try side by side against a regular bottle of it to see how it changes as it is aged.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2009 23:03:38 | More by eruckart
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mwa423

Ohio

4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - My first time trying an inverted pour into a weizen glass. Damn it looks good! Dark amber when held up to the light, can't see through it at all. An easy three fingers of head, though that probably had a lot to do with my pour.

S - Mmmm, dark wheaty goodness. Lots of banana, yeast, and spice.

T - Sweet malt hits the tongue first, understated banana, german yeast, hints of spice, and a rich black cherry note on the aftertaste.

M/D - Could easily drink this continuously in summer or winter, the mouthfeel is rich, but not overbearing and it is dangerously drinkable for 8.2%!

Definitely an all time BA top 100!

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2009 01:23:12 | More by mwa423
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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