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

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BA SCORE
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world-class

3,340 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 3340
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.

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joshstevens87

Pennsylvania

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

A-pours a murky chesnut brown with a twinge of red with a very generous head which seem to forget about it's abv and leaves behind a nice lace
S-smells sweet and syrupy with a fruit, toffee banana, clove with a slight hint of alcohol in the background
T-a very sweet taste of malt with a dark fruit, chocolate, banana, toffee, clove combo with a perfect spicynesswith no hint of hops and a nice touch of alcohol but it definitely hides it's 8% abv behind its complex flavor overall it's very delicious and highly recommended in my opinion one of the top beers around
M/D-pretty good level of carbonation with a medium heavy body though still very drinkable (purhaps due to it's delicious taste) but due to it's price, availability (i know of three places that have it in my vicinity) and higher abv its not really suited for an all night session but is WELL worth looking for everytime i go to these places i can't resist i have to get one without a doubt one of my top 5 beers

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2009 03:14:41 | More by joshstevens87
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jpkoch1962

Indiana

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

One of the outstanding beers of its kind. Thie Dopplebock (with a large dose of Wheat in the mash bill) is a near perfection of the brewing process.

It pours a deep auburn brown. The dextrins of this beer force the cabronation bubbles to the top in one long glorious chain to form thick, long lasting creamy head. Aroma of cloves, choclate and bubble gum fill ones senses.

The taste is truly complex. This beer has the character of a dunkles weizen and a dunkles bock. But this beer has a crisp clean taste that one doesn't expect from a Weizenbock. The body is full of dextrins -it is full with a smooth carbonation that keeps it from being cloying. Yet, both the front end and the middle of this beer have all of the flavor of a Wiezenbock. Spicy cloves, bannana, and bubble gum can be detected. Yet, the phenols are by no means over powering. This beer finishes with a clean, dry, crisp ending that is quite refreshing. Alcohol cannot be detected until the finish, but it doesn't overpower. Which makes this beer quite deceptive. It"s 8.2% ABV demands respect. It is not meant to be guzzled.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2010 15:35:12 | More by jpkoch1962
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olimpia84

Florida

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

Got this beer during dinner at the DRB in downtown Miami. Served on a Weihenstephaner Weizen glass.

A: beautiful milk coffee foamy four finger head with excellent retention. Body is dark amber/brownish with red glowing notes on the edges. Nice lacing decorates the Weizen glass. I wish I could give more than 5.0 for the appearance, this beer looks great.

S: an enjoyable combination of wheat, sweet malts, floral and earthy notes, banana cloves and caramel greet the nose. Extremely well balanced combination done in a light scale.

T: follows the nose with a beautiful balanced mixture of wheat and banana clove as the predominant forces in the palate followed by sweet malts, citrus tones, caramel and slight spices. There is a very slight bitterness at the end that is barely noticeable and the alcohol content is disguised extremely well. After every sip one is left wanting for more. Simply beautiful.

M: medium to full body, leaning more towards the medium side. Very smooth and creamy feel that makes up for an enjoyable experience. Low carbonation.

O: there aren't enough words that I can use to describe the quality and awesomeness of this beer. From the beautiful presentation, to the inviting and seducing aroma, to the balanced and rich taste, to the smooth and creamy mouthfeel, this beer demonstrates how it should be done and sets the bar. Up until now, I considered the Weihenstephaner Vitus as one of the best beers (and the best in its style) but this one takes the spot. Too bad this brew is a bit on the pricey side but I will definitely go back for more every now and then. A must try for any beer lover.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 02:17:08 | More by olimpia84
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mariposafan

Wisconsin

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

Pours a murky brown with a very nice 2" of creamy head that lasts and last.

Spicy phenols, banana, cloves, a little alcohol and some sweetness. The aroma is full and rich, no need to get all that close to it to catalog it, but you'll want to anyway.

The flavor is wonderful. Bold, rich weizen flavors with some sweetness that's countered very effectively by just enough bitterness. Just a little roastiness adds another dimension.

The mouthfeel is just a little thinner than I'd like in a 'dopplebock' type beer but the carbonation is very nice - not too prickly but with enough fizz to cut through a pretty potent flavor profile to get the mouth ready for more.

One of my favorite wheat beers and one of the best beers I've had regardless of ingredients.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 21:14:01 | More by mariposafan
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pbrian

Connecticut

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Every time I have this I wonder why I don't stock it more often. Simply a world classic. Take all the properties of your favorite dunkel and combine them with your favorite bock and you'll get close to Aventinus.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2002 09:06:26 | More by pbrian
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budgood1

Minnesota

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

amazing. pours out an off brown, and after you work up the yeast, it turns a more milky dark tan. the nose is unbelievable...ripe fruit, ripe bananas, clove, some caramel and chocolate malt. an intoxicating wine like aroma to adds to the sensory overload. taste is of caramel apples, with prune, plum, banana and clove on top of a slick, buttery mouthfeel. the addition of all the yeast really expands the taste. some light spicy hops to add an ending crispness. you have reached german beer nirvana. the best of both worlds in a bock and wheat. a perfect selection for the first warm days of spring. outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2002 15:31:02 | More by budgood1
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mophie

Delaware

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Man oh man, what a treat. First off, I love the look: deep caramel, almost brown with an orange tinge, and yeasty cloudiness. Nice, foamy off-white head that dissipates a bit quickly. The smell is unique, not quite a weisse, and not quite a doppel. I swear it smells like a cross between a weisse, a doppel, and, of all things, a Belgian dubbel. Huge fruity flavors, banana and raisins and tropical fruits, with the traditional wheaty clove finish. Quite a bit more tang than a doppel bock! Carbonation is also reminiscent of a Belgian more so than a traditional weisse or doppel due to the bottle fermentation. Despite the 8% abv, I find this to be incredibly drinkable, and not just in cooler temps, either!

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2002 17:12:46 | More by mophie
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Ueberales

Tennessee

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is the mother-of-all Weizenbocks. The classic aroma hints strongly of Weihenstephan yeast. Full-bodied with a strong warming alcohol sensation. At 8% alcohol, this is definitely a strong beer, but the alcohol doesn't overpower the complex fruity malt flavors. Virtually no hop bitterness. Overall, an outstanding doppelbock.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2002 15:57:21 | More by Ueberales
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doho95fu

California

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Glad I picked this one up. Big tan creamy head on a thick dark copper beer that is anything but clear. The foam sticks for a while and seriously feels like shaving cream. The beer smells fruity and spicy with clove and apple being most distinctive. Tastes are similar with banana and brown sugar or molasses flavors present. The carbonation is fine with great mouthfeel and this is an altogether extremely pleasing brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2003 06:31:22 | More by doho95fu
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wsouloa

New Jersey

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is my favorite beer, hands down. I read many of the reviews on Aventinus that talk about how great this beer is on tap. I have unfortunately never had this beer on tap but it is hard to imagine it being more exquisite than it is out of the bottle. I first had this beer at the Silver Swan in New York City while eating wild boar and venison. It is a great beer to accompany a heavy meal. It is a great dark weisse and right after you open the bottle you can smell the distant smells of banana and cloves. Once you taste this beer you will be astounded by the flavor. It is 8% alcohol but goes down smooth and if you aren't careful, after a few you will definitely feel it. I recommend Aventinus to anyone and if anyone knows where I can find it on tap in the NY/NJ area, let me know!

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2004 18:55:17 | More by wsouloa
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GeoffRizzo

Texas

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Deep amber hue, huge rocky, bubbly white head, decent lacing throughout the course of this masterpiece. Fresh fruit, grapes, orange peel, plums, bananas, cloves all grace the nose. Up front, a definitive sweetness, spicy cloves with a gigantic malt back base. The definition of full bodied, toasty and bready flavorings are offered, somewhat acidic, subdued, but revealed alcohol presence. The massively complex flavorings of apple pie, fresh plums, cherries, bananas, hefe-spices, and cloves are all there. Remarkable, world class and superb.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2004 04:14:11 | More by GeoffRizzo
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RedDiamond

Oregon

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is the LOUDEST beer I've ever had. A virtual Rice Krispies of a beer, snapping and crackling with much gusto in the glass. Pours from the bottle racy, soft, and energized. UPS brown with a faded white head and an absolute ass-kicking aroma. The smell reaches out and puts a headlock on your sensibilities. It is oddly cola-like with a vibrant spice rack of fragrances that are both sweet and peppery; perhaps a chocolate-ginger mix though the bottle suggests clove.

The taste grabs the fragrance and accelerates its magnitude. It's like drinking a jigsaw puzzle. Every sip is curious and mysteriously imprecise though in the end it all comes together. A sort of citrus-licorice presence is maintained. It is inexplicably fabulous.

I honestly had no foreknowledge or expectations about this strange wheat doppelbock. It just looked good and it was on sale. It has proven to be an indispensable beer drinking experience I could not otherwise imagine was possible.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2004 00:18:27 | More by RedDiamond
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BeerBard

Texas

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perhaps the finest German beer I can buy bottled in Austin...who doesn't need to have an exceptional beer handy for those special occasions?
O.K.
I'm drinking this side-by-side with my second most favorite beer in the world...a bottled Andechs Dopplebock (my favorite is the draft dopplebock from the monastery in Bavaria).
The smell is wonderful...
The head's still there after 20 minutes...
I'm savouring the comparison...making it last. The head's still there...
The banana-rum bread description just before this one is very fitting. Throw in some raisons and maple syrup and you have it a bit closer....very sweet. VEEERY LOOOONNGGGG mouthfeel....as long as it gets with any beer I've ever had.
It's a wonderful thing...the only reason I don't drink it more regularly is to keep trying other beers and because beer drinkin' is like wearing clothes...how often do you wear your favorite shirt?
Anyone who loves rich alcohol-laden and flavor packed beers must try an Aventinus. You will not regret it, even if you don't love it as much as I.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2004 04:38:37 | More by BeerBard
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GClarkage

California

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed in October 2004 at the Toronado on tap. Let me start by saying that I have had this beer many a time, but am just getting around to rating it. This is, without a doubt, my favorite current beer. It pours with a huge head and leaves a nice lace while drinking it in my awesome Aventinus glass. The only reason it doesn't get a 5 on appearance is that I compare everything against beers like Westy or Rochefort or the like. The bubbles seemed to be a little large and the lacing wasn't top notch as some beers I have had. The scent is heavenly. Smells of so many different things. Cloves, spices, anise, chocolate, bananas, toffee, port like wine. So many different scents to amaze your nose. Taste is just as good. Mostly I taste the cloves, spices and bananas. Perfect carbonation for this style beer which makes it very smooth going down. The high alcohol content is the only reason it doesn't get a 5 on drinkability. Two of these is plenty for me before it ends being as enjoyable. A really good afterdinner drink if you don't wan't something super sweet like a port, barleywine or eisbock. Can't say enough good things about this beer. Even the price is good. About $3.29 at my local bevmo for a 16.9 oz bottle. I always have at least 4-6 or these on hand at all times. If you see it, you must try it. I deplore you people!!! Buy one...no, buy two because you will be wanting another the minute you finish the first.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2004 17:17:17 | More by GClarkage
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steinlifter

Massachusetts

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

poured a hazy brown, thick rich head that retained and left puffy lacing all the way through, smell was, vanilla, slight clove, bread, taste is of clove spice, complex, and delicious! mouthfeel is rich smooth and creamy!, drinkability is excellent, great beer! one of the best, in my opinion! cheers!, MUST TRY!

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2005 21:02:00 | More by steinlifter
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goindownsouth

Pennsylvania

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Many, many thanks to BA "Junior" for his hospitality in offering me this absolute gem... Consumed on 04.02.05...

This brew presented before me in its deep and dark hur with a light head, but one that left a little lacing as I continued on my journey through this brew. The age certainly changed some of the normal alcohol esthers that are in the nose of this brew, but in a very estute way. Both the aroma and flavor were distinct with many, rather complex layers of malty goodness, some spiciness, chocolate covered cherries [perhaps] and raisins or currants [perhaps]. A fantastic brew, and a special one at that... It is hard to make this brew much better, but this has obviously been achieved...

Prosit!

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2005 12:38:06 | More by goindownsouth
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Neehan

North Carolina

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A-- Pours a tantalizing bright purple/ruby appearance with a generous, creamy head with minimal lacing that semi-hugs the glass.

S-- sweet, spicy entwined with nutmeg and a hint of grain and a bit of smokiness

T-- again sweet, very clean, cinnamon and more nutmeg, other spices with a smooth finish. This beer boasts the type of complexity that will make you notice something different with each sip.

M-- mild and creamy with spices on the forefront

D-- very easy to drink for a complex brew with its light texture and wonderful taste

Wow.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2006 02:34:47 | More by Neehan
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MarkSCCOT

South Carolina

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 0.5l bottle into a weizen glass.

A. Pours a beautiful brownish amber with a 2 finger brownish white head that slowly diminishes.

S. Fruity and spicy. Deep plum and cherry, clove and cinnamon. This is a great smelling beer. Some alcohol noted.

T. Yeasty with some brown sugar flavors and a clean, smooth finish.

M. Nice smooth body Very full with a light fizz.

D. I can't wait for it to get cold here. This is a great cold weather beer. If you are ever tempted to partake of several HG beers this is the beer!!!

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2007 00:54:34 | More by MarkSCCOT
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jeffmonarch

Maryland

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

500 ml bottle 2003 edition in an Aventinus Weizen glass.

A - This is a gorgous beer. Constant carbonation keeping the head going. Nice amber brown with sedement still floating around.

S - Sweet, fruity bliss. You can smell the wheat slightly under the massive fruit scents.

T - Oh My GOD! Can I post that? Immediately the carbonation hits the roof of your mouth and the sweet fruity flavor of the beer attacks your tongue. While it washes back to your throat for the swallow and finish your mouth won't allow you to stop, it wants more, keep it flowing. It's heavenly.

M - I don't know what to say that I haven't already. You finally pull it away and it stays, lingers, and tingles in your mouth. The sweet fruit slowly fades away.

D - Don't buy just one. Pick up a few. Age them if you can. In April of 2006 I did a sample of these from 1999, 2000 and 2001. Those I had aged for a couple of years after I bought them. They were amazing. The 2000 was my favorite. With age everything got more powerful and had more bite. The other thing I will suggest is to have the Aventinus glassware. I have had this in a snifter, pint glass and it's own Weizen glass and it's glass make all the difference.

Buy this beer. Buy a couple. Age some from multiple years.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2007 06:20:53 | More by jeffmonarch
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dogden3

Oklahoma

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've been hovering around this beer for a while now, everyone I talk to raves about it. I'm new to the weizenbock style of dopples and curiosity got the better of me. I'm a big fan of Bavarian Hefes, so I suspected I'd like this one okay. Well, dang. This is an outstanding brew. The clove flavors of a typical Bavarian hefe with the roasty chocolaty coffee flavors of dark malts. Wonderful beer and my new favorite winter warmer.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2008 01:51:47 | More by dogden3
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JoshuaCain

California

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

it appears a very deep and appealing hazy mahogany brown with a fizzy soda-like head. smells very malty with a little citrus and yeast. taste is a huge surprise, a clove and chocolate concoction with hints of the gum from your Topp's baseball card packs as a kid. its hard to believe that this is 8% abv, it has almost no alcohol presence, even as it warms. top notch.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2008 03:14:52 | More by JoshuaCain
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larsee01

Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Paper-wrapped glass bottle poured into trusty Hoegaarden pint glass.

A--Seriously carbonated. Foam eruption upon opening bottle. Crackling carbonation not unlike Coca-cola. Same color too, but cloudy. Nonstop effervescence with creamy light tan head.

S--Malty molasses. Sweet with mild nuttiness. Mild but rich. Dried fruits like cherries and raisins.

T--Delicious and complicated. Definitely a wheat beer up front, but complexities follow immediately and resonate. Exceptionally mild. Lightly spiced. Mildly floral and chocolatey. 8+ ABV doesn't translate at all...amazing.

M--Medium-bodied and creamy. Smooth and freaking delicious.

D--Again, ABV shocks me. MAYBE a bit warming by the end of 1st bottle. Very drikable.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2009 05:29:41 | More by larsee01
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natelocc787

California

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of the best beers I have ever had and I've had many.

This came from Germany? Wow the smells pop out at you-the aroma is big and it's powerful like you would expect from a wheat beer. Red grapes, plums, dates and yeast. Smell is outstanding and welcoming.

Taste is like a fruity belgian dark ale but with the consistency and mouthfeel of a Bock. Very fruity-light and dark with spices like cloves and coriander. Reminds me of a Unibroue 17 but with an emphasis on dark fruits and less spiciness. Apricots, raisin and plum truffles.

Mouthfeel is incredible. Very quenching, very tasty. The beer is dark and the abv is high but the body is light and fluffy .

This beer is well balanced and world class. I can drink it at any occasion and it is worth the buy in any environment, any season.

A+++.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2009 02:01:53 | More by natelocc787
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Doublebass27

New York

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thin white head with antique bronze coloring.

Smells of banana, chocolate, and even citrus and spice. There is alot going on in this stuff.

Taste is the same as the smell. Not bitter, even though the percentage is 8.2. Very flavorful and smooth to drink. The beer is thick, similar to guinness, but has a completely different taste.

This beer has many flavors and is one of my favorites. Remember, it is a dark beer. So, if you don't like dark beers, this may not be for you.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2009 20:55:10 | More by Doublebass27
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ToddT

Pennsylvania

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Medium brown with a slight ruby tint and a huge off white head. Head falls quickly and leaves no lace on the glass.

S- Caramel, spice, clove, banana, cherries, malt and yeast.

T- Malty and sweet, nice notes of fruit and spice. Very complex in taste and not overbearing in any one flavor. Exceptionally balanced.

M- Smooth medium bodied and well carbonated. Finish is semi sweet and crisp with a final note of candied fruit.

D- Oh, so drinkable for 8.2% ABV. You know it's strong but you would never guess just how strong it really is.

This was the first beer that blew me away as to just how complex and balanced beer can be. I come back to this over and over again as a touchstone for as close to perfect as it gets.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2009 05:50:00 | More by ToddT
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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