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

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Reviews: 2,048
Hads: 4,122
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 288
Gots: 433 | FT: 5
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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Photo of cracgor
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Dark brown/caramel color. Not black. Huge, noisy, rocky, offwhite colored head made of tiny bubbles. Thick sheet of bubbles remains and sticks modestly.

Smell: Very wheaty right as I open the bottle. Smells like hefeweizen. Yeasty, bready, and a little spiced.

Taste: Tons of flavor. Wheaty, yeasty, and even chocolaty. Also fruity and sweet...one of the best tasting beers I have experienced. Slightly spiced as it finishes with clove.

Mouthfeel: medium body. Maybe a little fuller. Alcohol is completely hidden except a little warmth in the back of my throat.

Drinkability: If you like wheat beer and dopplebock (but especially the rather) this is very great. I will buy this one every chance I get. (725 characters)

Photo of BradC
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a ruddy cloudy brown color with at least an inch of light tan head and lots of lacing.

Flavors of banana, clove, raisins, light chocolate, a malty sweetness, the high abv is well masked.

Medium high carbonation, smooth and full bodied. A pleasure to drink.

I've not been a fan of the weizenbocks until now, this is packed with flavor. (344 characters)

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my all-time favorites, bar none. The taste has become my ideal for a doppelbock - a taste by which I measure all rivals. Schneider just makes damn fine beer. Malty, yeasty, strong, and bold. Goes great with grilled meats and flatbreads and it's flavor is never compromised. Very impressive.

I had a 2 liter (2-story) mug of this about 3-4 weeks ago at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philly - the most of it I had in one sitting. It was just about too much. I wouldn't suggest drinking even that much of it at once. You don't have to. One bottle alone will make a man out of you. One bottle and you're hooked for life. I've been to a couple places that serve it in a pint glass. I got no problem with that.

The eisbock version of this is still pretty good, but the balance of flavor, body and alcohol are so perfect on the original that the extra kick on the stronger issue delicately destroys the dream. (901 characters)

Photo of JackTheRipper
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to BigLove for this awesome beer!

A: Cloudy fresh pressed apple cider color, bigass fluffy tannish head. Wispy lacing. In the beer are seen <Don Ho>Tiny Bubbles</Don Ho>

S: Unbelievable complexity in the nose. Fruity wine like aromas of grapes and raisins. Richly toasted malts, spicy yeast aromas, bananas, cloves. Mild solvent alcohol aromas. Dark bread crust. This beer ranks right up there with the finest that Belgium has to offer.

T: Taste is right up there with Trappist ales. Big malt flavors, strong hints of grapes and plums. There's a bit of an alcoholic spicy flavor. Chewy, sticky bread. Hop bitterness is very low and seems there only to keep the maltiness from becoming cloying. Citrusy and yeasty. Just an absolute joy to taste. Flavors are dancing a slow neverending waltz.

M: Full body. Alcohol is a hot bolus playing swirly in my system, but it's not a sharp, drying alcohol feel, but a golden smooth warming. Carbonation is just a wee bit too high.

D&N: Definitely worth the wait to try this one. This is a beer to sit back with and savor. A heavy, strong, and thoroughly enjoyable beer. Thanks again to BigLove for hooking me up with this brew. (1,204 characters)

Photo of dalan
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Awesome. The 3 inch head is glorious
S- Awesome. Addictive.

T - Awesome. Awesome.

D - Very drinkable

I know some folks are not big fans of the wheat beers but his stands up to any IPA, Barleywine, Stout, Belgian etc,. out there. This would make the finalist list for Best in Show...just sayin. (302 characters)

Photo of jampics2
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A 16.9oz bottle at the Winking Lizard. I've already lost count on the beer tour, but this had to be around #35.

Poured down the middle into an open mouthed big glass. Muddy scat brown with a HUGE head. Head looks great, beer looks like something that came out the rear end of a dog that ate a box of laxatives. But if it tastes good, I don't really care if it doesn't look so appealing.

Smell is awesome!! Baked bread malt, crusty and fresh. Banana, clove from the 4 vinyl guaiacol. Chocolate traces and wheat.

Taste is simply legendary. Perfect 5. This is the quintessential Weizenbock. Tastes like a sweet banana clove liquor. Chocolate and vanilla add to the depth. This is just perfect.

Mouthfeel was really good as well. Perfect body provides enough of a reminder that this is a 8.2% with its significance. Carb adds just enough tingle to keep it vibrant and refreshing.

Drinkability was amazing. This went down so easy, I could drink lots and lots. A legendary beer for a reason, perhaps my favorite German beer, my German heritage makes me wonder if my distant relatives have been going nuts for this for years. (1,123 characters)

Photo of RoyalT
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance – Dark brown in color with lots of carbonation and a great head, but little lacing.

Smell – Huge dark yeast and malt aromas along with a variety of sweets. Raw sugar stands out to me, but there are also strong sticky caramel notes, bananas, and other ripe fruits. Well done.

Taste - This is a symphony of flavors. It is brewed in Munchen, Bayern, the home of great beer.

The dunkel weizen aspect is awesome, a hair sweeter than the standard. The carbonation is middling, the yeast deep, raw, and intricate to the flavor, and the dark, burnt taste is present but not porteresque. The huge sugars from the nose kick in as well, making this a mouthful.

The other half of the blend is the doppel bock. Here Aventinus shines as well. The burnt taste (different from the dunkles weizen flavors) is classic bock and, somehow, very distinctive from but not overpowering to the other aspects of the beer.

Together the myriad flavors add up to a smooth, most complex, slightly intoxicating (8.0 ABV) masterpiece. The Aventinus Wheat Doppelbock is an amazing accomplishment within the brewing industry. I’ve never tasted anything like it.

Mouthfeel – A little off carbonation for a weitzen, but right on for a doppelbock. It’s not perfect, but really good.

Drinkability – In Germany a case of beer consists of 20 bottles like this in a plastic milk bottle type of carrier, and they are ribbed for stacking on top of one another. I’d like to have a walk-in cooler in my house and these things stacked to the ceiling. This went down exceptionally well.

Comments – I got down to the 39th review (high-low) before finding anything lower than a four (I’m number 40). This is the real deal and not just my partialness to weitzens and bocks. It’s incredible, and easily one of my favorite beers of all time.

Update: Reviewed 11/23/04 and raising the Mouthfeel from 4.0 to 4.5. This beer is utterly consistant from year to year. (1,957 characters)

Photo of Natureboy
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured a dark ruby color, the color of a British style porter, around 30 to 40 SRM, with a thick, white, long-lasting head and plenty of yeast in suspension. Creamy mouthfeel. Rich, malty sweetness with a mildly tart finish. Aromas of clove and grapes and berries. No hop aroma, mild to no hop bitterness, mild to no alcohol. This is the benchmark for a wheat dopplebock. Rich, complex and fruity. (397 characters)

Photo of Yesac
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Dark murky brown. Large foam head that fades to a nice thin head. Great thick lacing on the glass.

S- Cinnamon spice, dark fruits, and Belgian yeast. Candy-like sweetness overall. Smell like Christmas in a glass.

T- Along with smell.. dark fruits, Belgian yeast big wheat presence and very sweet overall. The 8.2% is very well hidden. Great toasty malt finish.

M- Thin, medium/low carbonation. The mouthfeel is great.. is coates well and leaves a tease of amount of flavor leaving your palate asking for another splash of this excellent German brew. Slightly dry finish.

D- So easy drinking and smooth. Complex flavors and aromas and the great mouthfeel to boot. (672 characters)

Photo of cktison
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served on tap in Aventinus glass, long bottom with a chalice-like top.
A: Gorgeous. Cloudy brown, 1.5" head that is creamy and holding above rim of glass.
S: Again, great smell. Nose deep in the head, fruits and banana and clove. Some alcohol noticable, but not much for 8.0%
T: Spectacular weizenbock, creamy and nice carbonation. Spicy, cloves dominant. Clean finish to me, great lingering flavors, fruits.
M: Very creamy, very smooth. Little bite as you first take it in.
D: Stunned its %8. Goes down very easily, very smooth. Excellent beer, especially on tap. (570 characters)

Photo of mikeg67
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500 ml bottle. Pours hazy dark amber with a thick, off-white, never ending, foamy head and a lot of lacing.
Aroma is of yeast, banana, cloves, cinnamon, wheat and brown sugar. Full, slightly crisp body. Wheat malt, spices, banana, some apple and some alcohol fill the palate. Long, pleasant, semi-dry finish. Wonderful brew, I could drink it a whole day. (354 characters)

Photo of IchLiebeBier
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: cloudy, chestnut body with a big head

Aroma: wheaty, malty, raisins, spices; very complex aroma

Taste: spicy, raisins; delicious

Remarks: This is my favorite German beer hands down. I really miss it.

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores (279 characters)

Photo of HitokiriNate85
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a half liter bottle dated 09.089

A - Poured a murky brown into my weizen glass. Two-finger, thick, frothy head. Lots of big bubbles in the head that create a semi-rocky head. Fair amount of carbonation that cascades nicely up the glass. The head diminishes into a thin but tight creamy cap.

S - Big whiff of clove and banana. A bit of alcohol. Every time I take the glass away for a few seconds and bring it back there's a big, bready malt note that really cements the nose.

T - When something is good enough, it's hard to describe it with words. The dark malt works incredibly well with the wheat. They meld to create an incredibly smooth flavor that doesn't have the tang of a regular weizen(which I love, but it works well without it here). Milk chocolate, a bit of cherry, and a definite, very recognizable brandy note. The finish ends with a nice, big wheat note. Just phenomenal.

MF - Honestly, it might be the single 'smoothest' tasting beer I've had. The feel is incredibly full. The carbonation provides some lively feel, but in staying modest really lends to the smooth, silky feel.

D - Fantastic. I could have more than one. I'd love to have more than one with a meal. This could pair really well with a variety of food, from entrees to dessert. And to wax philosophical for a moment, this is an example of why beer is great. This isn't a beer that's based on hype. It doesn't need hype. Food is timeless, and this is an example of why. And to note, my 4.5 is based on the fact that I've had more drinkable beers, including weizenbocks. (1,564 characters)

Photo of JakesForLuck
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love this beer. You pop the cap and get this amazing banana smell, it pours like a picture of what a perfect beer should look like. Great color, cloudy unfiltered liquid bread. Take your first sip expecting it to be very heavy, while the flavor definitely socks you in the mouth, it is surprisingly easy to drink, which at 8.2% can be a bit precarious. Have a driver or better yet, stay home. This beer is a great way to end a day. (433 characters)

Photo of AirBob
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

A - Soft, hazy brown body. Three inches of heavy, off-white head. Great retention. Pretty, cascading carbonation during the pour.

S - Strong with dark fruits (fig), yeast, and clove. Slight grassy notes, milk chocolate, and maybe leather. Intense and wonderful.

M - Fully-bodied with a slightly heavy finish, but not too sticky (trace of stickiness on the tongue after each sip).

T - Lost of sweet, dark fruits. Coffee grounds and caramel. Grain from the wheat. Subtle grassy hops in the finish.

O - Easy to drink for 8.2% abv and pretty damn tasty. (564 characters)

Photo of dreadnatty08
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed at RFD
Pours an orange tinged ruby color with huge amounts of head. Becomes cloudier with each pour, obviously unfiltered; with great tracing as well. Aromas are huge with lots of clove, caramel, banana, and wheat, and a slight bit of cocoa. On the palate, the chocolate becomes more evident along with dark fruits, raisins, a little vanilla, some cinnamon in the finish, ginger, along with an astringency. Carbonation was medium high producing quite a sting with a medium light, creamy body. Drinkability was extremely good, the alcohol was nowhere to be seen. One of the best German beers I've had. (609 characters)

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The bottle in question was cellared for about two years. It may be handy when shopping for a bottle to know many currently on the shelves of stores are already somewhat aged.

The beer pours a murky shade of brown that makes one think of staring into a muddy pond. It gave an off-white head that had some staying power and left some lacing.

A smooth and sweet malty aroma tickled the sense of smell on initial observation. It is only a gateway to the sweet malty flavor to come. Though this is very warming, one must also note that the beer it smooth, thick, and even chewy. The after effect is a warming sensation that charts the path to your belly.

Clearly, this is a sipper to be enjoyed with friends. If you drink too much on your own, you risk losing appreciation of the beer. (785 characters)

Photo of yelterdow
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served in the appropriate Aventinus glass at cellar temperature. Paired with an incredibly tasty wedge of Chimay cheese... prepare for liftoff...

Appearance- The beer pours a light raisiny cognac, with the gorgeous head that has earned its place in beer publications everywhere... four tall fingers of soapy, persistent head that performs with vigor and grace inside the glass. After settling for several minutes, it is stalwart and sexy. Medium, chunky lacing is left behind.

Smell- Huge banana esters and clove leap out of my glass, landing somewhere behind me. Full and obese. The alcohol is completely hidden amongst the gigantic wheat character, but the aroma is unmistakably Weizenbock.

Taste- A full, generous dose of wheat and bananas coat the tongue, conceding to the malty, spicy environment that surrounds it. Complete and round.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Slick, slippery, viscous, and mouth filling... a terrific environment for the feel and tastes of this beer. No problem drinking this one, it's truly outstanding and very easy to find. (1,061 characters)

Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer defines the style for me, and shoot it's tasty.

A very hazy brown with yellow-golden highlights. Amazing head retention and super lacing.

Classic weizen wheat mixed with cerealish sweet malt flavors, some bananas mix with berry, theres some confectionary qualities to it as well. A very complex and pleasing aroma.

The taste has mostly the same weizen, sugary malt, and banana qualities as the smell. Other dark fruits chime in and there is a licorice-ness to it. Some vanilla like it had some time on oak. Awesome.

Medium good carbonation yet very smooth.

An excellent beer and a standard. Do not pass this one up on tap! (641 characters)

Photo of PatrickDaniele
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Brown/orange mixture, with very lightly tan head.

S: Dried fruit, raisins, very inviting

T: The wheat and vanilla have a very small lead in taste over the chocolate.

M: Average carbonation, lightly sweet, nice smooth feel, medium body

O: One of my all time favorite beers, always have a few bottle sitting the fridge for a good night.

Does not have the bitter bite of some other high percentage beers. (409 characters)

Photo of phillybeer7779
4.76/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into an Aventinus glass (coolest looking glass ever!). Amazing looking beer, as it is a dark amber towards the top, and hazy at the bottom, with about 3/4 inch of head. Very smooth and balanced smell. The taste is amazingly complex, balance like the smell with the taste of some cloves, and bananas. Excellent mouthfeel, and very drinkable, with the alcohol hidden well. Refreshing like a wheat beer, but in a manly way (if that makes any sense). It may not be the best beer I have ever had, but it is definately my favorite! (546 characters)

Photo of tviz33
4.76/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 16.9 oz bottle in to a weizen glass.

A- Medium brown and super cloudy, like a mud puddle. Really frothy light tan head.

S- The smell is heavenly spice, clove, and banana. Just about perfect.

T- The tastes compliments the smell perfectly. Some dark fruits and sweetness mingle with all the flavors from the nose and make this just wonderful.

M- Medium body and alive with carbonation. Silky smooth too.

O- This beer fulfilled my expectations and then some. I will definitely enjoy this again. (508 characters)

Photo of Beric
4.76/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Serving: On-tap at the original Weisses Bräuhaus in downtown Munich. 500 mL pour.
Served: June 2012

Appearance: Dark brown and hazy, actually not the prettiest beer. Sometimes you get hints of a ruby or grey depending on the lighting. Like wheat beers, this one has a nice, two finger head on it that sticks around for quite a while.

Smell: Smells fruity and sweet- hints of raisins, dates, molasses, and other syrupy smells. Definitely seems complex and invites a taste.

Taste: Absolutely incredible. Tastes a lot like it smells- raisins and dates, maybe some plum notes to up the sweetness. The beer does taste sweet- it is definitely not 'dry' in the wine sense, or like how some lighter beers or hoppy beers finish bitter. This one, after swallowing, really hits you with all these dark fruity, syrupy notes. The alcohol is masterfully hidden in this one.

Mouthfeel: The wheat and yeast make this one smooth and creamy. Feels a lot like a Hefeweizen, which makes it feel lighter than it really is.

Overall: One of the best beers I had during my stay in Germany, and one I have returned to many times since. A must-try, and gold-standard for Weizenbocks. (1,163 characters)

Photo of shbobdb
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

What a beer, what a beer! It's hard to talk about appearance when you're drinking the beer from the bottle in the toilet of a busy library, but mmm. Sniffing the mouth of the bottle I am bombarded by pleasant weizen flavors and that's just foreplay. The real action happens when it put the bottle to my mouth and WOW. So good. This beer is everything a weizen should be and since it's a dunkelweizen, it is a little less oppressively sweet than your standard hefeweizen. If you haven't already drank this beer, GO OUT AND BUY IT, NOW. (534 characters)

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I have to say right off the bat that this is possibly one of the best beers that I have ever had. I poured the bottle into a weizen glass and it appeared a nice dark brown color that produced an off-white/tan-ish colored, rocky, dense head that was very well retained. Loads of carbonation. The aroma was a wheat and some other spice or aroma that I could not pin down, but whatever it was really made the beer. The taste followed the nose perfectly and was followed by a nice sweet finish. If there is a better tasting beer for this style, I would be shocked. The beer had a medium body to it, it was extremely smooth, and had excellent carbonation. The only downside was that I did not have another bottle. As I said before, this may be one of the best beers that I have had, of any style. Outstanding and a must try for any BA. (830 characters)

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 2,048 ratings.