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

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3,618 Ratings
THE BROS
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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
Germany

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

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Braz

Washington

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

Had at Andreas Keller in Leavenworth, WA. Pours a dark amber brown with a huge foamy tan head. Fruity aroma with slight smell of banana perhaps, was hard to place. Surprised by the tartness of this beer though I enjoyed it. Slight sour apple notes. Full body, a lot of carbonation and very warming. Great beer.

12-19-2012 08:07:20 | More by Braz
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TCgoalie

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

I haven't had this one in quite sometime. Considered one of the best German brews, I have to review it.

Pours brown with some copper hues. A large billowy head crowns the drink with an off-white color. Some lacing keeps things interesting as I view this drink.

The smell is very rich with wonderful flavors of brown sugar, wheat, spicy cherry, and clove. The balance is good and fun to smell.

Lovely dark flavors of plums and cherries meet some burnt wheat. The dark malts add a nice balance with just a bit of mild bitter hops for the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium with some heat and carbonation. The overall presence of the brew is satisfying on the tongue.

I would describe this as drinkable and it is a very good offering for the style. You can't go wrong with this one.

02-18-2011 04:22:03 | More by TCgoalie
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BAbaracus

Texas

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

Packaged in paper wrapper dated 2000

Pours a ruddy, milky brown with deep orange highlights. Minimal head with large carb bubbles

Raisins, apple, assorted citrus, molasses, a bit of brown sugar on the nose, buoyed by undercurrents of wheat, yeast and alcohol.

Thick and foamy on the tongue, goes down like cream

Fermented apple kick precedes sugary malt awash in mild alcohol substratum. Six years of age apparently suits this bad boy pretty well. Assertive dichotomy between the soured fruit and candied malt blends well without dissipating into bland inoffensive.

I can't really imagine tiring of this one too quickly, although that abv is liable to creep up on you.

07-26-2006 01:21:36 | More by BAbaracus
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Mustard

District of Columbia

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

Presentation: 17oz. brown bottle with no "bottled on" or "best by" date; $2.99 from the Wine House in West LA; classic, tyrrhean purple label.

Appearance: Pours a deep, cloudy ruddy-brown; thick, fluffy, two-fingered head; moderate-to-heavy lacing; stalwart head retention.

Aroma: Banana, ripe fruit, chocolate, honey and cloves.

Taste: Sweet, thick malts predominantly characterized by notes of clove, banana, chocolate and ripe fruit. Full, smooth mouthfeel.

Notes: Absolutely beautiful. Ripe fruit characteristics begin to rage as beer warms.

08-03-2003 09:38:33 | More by Mustard
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VaterRoss

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

500ml bottle into Augustiner weizen glass, no BB

Coloration is cola brown, and hazy (the color of a cola-weizen actually). Head is much tamer than your average weizen and slightly off-white, within minutes the head is more or less gone reducing to a ring. Smell is weizen yeast, spices, ripe fruit (or even dried fruit, with a dark malt in the background and a good amount of sweetness. As it warms a bit of alcohol becomes the initial smell. Taste is fairly boozy and yeasty with a good amount of sweetness, spices, some dark dried fruits emerge (thing raisins or prunes). Mouthfeel is medium-light, heavier than a weizen and medium carb, some mouth tingling and an ever so slight burn from the alcohol. Also a bit dry.

I'm a big fan of hefeweizens but not too crazy about this one, the alcohol is very apparent in the beer and takes away from the delicious fruitiness of the complex yeast. Drinkability is lower than weissbier due to the high alcohol. On the plus the darker beer brings out some interesting smells and tastes of dark dried fruit that you don't get in the lighter hefeweizen. Despite the aforementioned negatives, I do like the beer, just not something I would get very often, just too boozy. A weizen for the colder months.

01-28-2012 04:17:45 | More by VaterRoss
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Reaper16

Alabama

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

500mL bottle - cave-aged 2005 vintage - served into a weissbier glass. I put on-tap because I've already reviewed the bottled version. I feel that the cave-aged version is different enough to warrant another review.

Pours a shade of brown just past amber. Burnt sienna, mayhaps. Like iced tea. Surprisingly not as purple as a fresh bottle. There's just enough translucency to see the carbonation streams (and if you couldn't see them then you could certainly HEAR them; this is a loud beer). The creme head sits at 2+ fingers, with less lace that I'm accustomed from a bottle of Aventinus. Might be an inadequately cleaned glass; I won't dock the beer points for that. Pretty lovely looking.

There is a whole lot going on in the nose. When you see a five year old bottle that has been aged in a damn cave for at least three years then you expect complexity -- cave-aged Aventinus delivers it. Lots of wheat, some of it having turned a bit sharp (though not quite sour) in age. The hefe-like scents have been muted or cannibalized in the years developing in the bottle; this is more like a traditional dopplebock than a fresh Aventinus. Those splendid Aventinus dark fruits are more harmoniously blended in with the rest of the beer than on a fresher example. Some fig sticks out on some smells but mostly it gets quickly drizzled with honey/chocolate malt aromas and joins the rest of the beer. Some crusty, toasted sourdough bread backs out the aroma. This is a fine example of all a beer's components working as a cohesive unit.

To wit: plum, fig, cocoa powder, wheat, overripe banana, sourdough bread, wild honey, black cherry, English toffee, a tiny bit of sherry-like oxidation flavor. Everything works together so very, very well. Again, this is more reminiscent of a dopplebock than a fresh Aventinus. If not for the wheat piquancy (and slight weizen yeast flavors) then this would be a stright-up dopplebock. Regardless, this is straight-up good.

This rendition of Aventinus has a lightness to its body that surprises me. Lots of heavy malt and tons of ester but the body feels medium-light in size. It will gain a lot of thickness if you swish the beer around in your mouth (because of the active carbonation), so you get the best of all worlds. Drinkability is good too. A respectable ABV% of 8.2 meets lots of complex flavors. The bottle size is just about perfect for one person.

I don't think I like this as much as a fresher version of Aventinus. But I still think it's a remarkable beer. Dazzlingly complex; a superb beer and testament to the lasting legacy of the German brewer's craft.

08-27-2010 02:30:35 | More by Reaper16
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womencantsail

California

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

A: A 500ml bottle poured into my Moonlight pint glass. The pour is a dark brown with plenty of reddish highlights. A fluffy off-white head sits on top.

S: The smell is caramel, molasses, toffee, clove, and a bit of yeast.

T: This is one tasty beer! Lots of clove and yeast character in this beer. It goes along nicely with the sweetness of the malt and the wheat. There is also a mild banana and perhaps nutmeg flavor.

M: The body is quite impressive. It's very smooth and creamy, and has a wonderful level of carbonation.

D: Now I see why this is such a popular beer. I was a bit hesitant when trying this one out as I've never been the hugest fan of German brews, but this is perhaps a new favorite.

12-17-2009 07:38:36 | More by womencantsail
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cmq103

New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Duvel Tulip Belgian Beer glass.

Appearance: Rich, dark copper color with a bit of murkiness, similar to a clouded unfiltered apple cider, but darker. Moderate ¼” frothy head that diminished slightly as the beer sat for a few minutes. Decent lacing grabbed the side of the glass as my beer effortlessly emptied.

Smell: Slight booziness through sweet banana, clove and yeasty esters. I also get a moderate amount of prunes, figs, along with unfiltered apple cider type breadiness.

Taste: Again, short lived mild booziness followed by banana, clove spiciness, Belgian yeast, bready, unfiltered apple cider, raisins and prunes, finishing with a mild booziness that you barely notice due to the abundance of flavors.

Mouthfeel: This beer had a very appealing soft and creamy texture on the tongue with the perfect level of carbonation to blend all of the flavors to perfection. Extremely smooth finish.

Overall: You really can’t tell it’s an 8.5%’er. I staring at my empty glass, which happened quicker than I originally thought it would. Here I sit wishing I would have bought a second bottle. I figured being an 8.5%'er, this would take me longer to finish, but I couldn’t wait until the next sip so it went down with ease. This is an outstanding Weizenbock beer. Too bad I can’t find it around in a 1/6 keg. I would easily invest the money in this one. For now, the 16.9 oz. bottle will have to do, which for around $4.00 a bottle, it's money well spent. Easily makes my top ten readily available beers!!

07-30-2011 14:55:43 | More by cmq103
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

I had this on-tap at the Weisses Brauhaus in Munich.

A: Murky chestnut, off-white head, some retention and lace.

S: Fruit bread! Bready malt, fruity esters, raisin, sherry.

T: Bready, fruity, warming alcohol, very well rounded.

M: Moderate to full body is slightly creamy. Moderate carbonation.

D: Quite good, especially considering the strength!

04-05-2006 00:26:20 | More by Derek
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seedee17

Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured from a pint + 6 oz. bottle with the yeast. A deep mahogany color with a nice tan head that fades but never disappears. Smell is sweet and estery, with a hint of alcohol. The taste is malty and bright. Hints of traditional weizen flavors like clove and yeast, with a strong malty undertone. The alcohol flavor is not nearly as strong as I expected, but it's definitely there. Nice fruity flavors and a pleasant carbonation make the beer seem lighter than it is. A nice clean taste and feel in the mouth. Very smooth and drinkable, but it sneaks up on you.

11-12-2005 08:19:51 | More by seedee17
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dwarbi

New York

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

Really looks like a very good wheat, but the color of a brown ale. A little lighter than a brown, but not much. Looks like there's a storm inside the beer and the thick, seafoam head continues to grow long after being poured. Smells like cherries and berries. Fantastic taste -- very complex. Can taste some fruits and wheat, and it has the clean, refreshing finish of a wheat.

05-08-2003 19:37:36 | More by dwarbi
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JCBears

Germany

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

appearance: Very nice brown coloring. Wow just like off a painting

smell: You can smell it across the room and it hits you like grandma's home cooking. Wheaty richness doesn't feel forced just perfect

taste: Slightly sweet but in the end a rich nutty feel. It tastes like spring or fall, not something for a hot day nor for a cold winter night just perfect for the shoulders

mouthfeel: stays there just long enough to be appreciated. But something I don't know what is there, like the kiss of particularly good lover. Some spices come out and say, "Remember me?"

overall: Worth the hype. They changed the bottle that I got. Still a great brew inside.

09-17-2013 18:55:59 | More by JCBears
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BretSikkink

Mexico

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

Dark mahogany in color, pours the entire pint and nine ounces into Aventinus weizen glass with about two fingers of creamy head and great cascading lacing. Good volume on the lace, retention is good not perfect.

Sweet, dark ripe fruit countered with big caramel malt. Herbs and clove aroma as well, with a hint toward dextrin sweetness that also betrays a hint of pepper and alcohol.

Creamy full mouthfeel with the great lace buffer and good carbonation, easy to put down without being overwhelemed but complex enough to contemplate. There's a flash of yeasty German weissbier that contributes strong alcohol, clove and herbal flavors along with some fruit characters. Banana and dextrin lightness mix in with figgy darkness.

So tasty and easy to drink. The alcohol is very apparent for which I dropped drinkability and flavor from a five, but only half a point since it remains so flavorful.

Couldn't believe I hadn't reviewed this yet, it's widely available at better beer stores and I've loved it since the first one. Huge wheat beer, no lack of flavor. Incredible brewing technique results in an unfiltered, top fermented bockbeer of absolutely world class.

05-16-2007 05:25:00 | More by BretSikkink
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SheepNutz

Kentucky

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

Half a liter bottle poured into a weizen glass. It pours a dark muddy brown, almost like chocolate milk, with 4 huge fingers of head. There is almost no lacing left on the glass, despite the huge head. The smell is super malty and yeasty, and very full of clove spice. It smells like a dunkelweizen on steriods. The taste is also packed with malt and cloves, and also contains some fruity esters. There is a bit of yeast to the finish. The mouthfeel is very thick and super smooth. The drinkability is also fairly good for being 8.0%. My first taste of this style, and I'm already wondering how anything could come close to this.

08-31-2003 04:06:49 | More by SheepNutz
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vfgccp

New York

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

A - Opaque milk chocolate, or a dark ice tea. ~1 finger of creamy head held together with a fine micro-bubble structure.

S - Bright honey, maple syrup, touch of cinnamon, lovely banana.

T - Drinks like a bananas foster made with a nut brown ale. Sweet grains, bananas, and clove. Hint of lemon. Strong bready backdrop throughout the profile.

M - Smooth with a strong effervescence.

D - Very drinkable, super refreshing.

12-30-2010 16:14:31 | More by vfgccp
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dwilson01

California

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured from a 500ml into my arrogant bastard pint glass, Huge fluffy barely off white head, super creamy. The body is a dark caramel maple syrup in color, like mahogany wood, or just dark brown if you prefer the simple explanation.

Head dissipates at medium speed, leaves a clean glass but releases a ton of great scent. Very fruity, I get mango and banana swirling with some alcohol esters. More distinct sweetness comes through as well, chocolate malt, caramel and some spicing as well though mainly fruity and sweetness come through but it's thick.

The flavor is awesome, Tons of banana, strawberry, apricot, and mango, like an amalgam of fruit. The extra wheat malt makes itself known, smooths out the flavor and enhances the sweet character of it, not a sugary caramel though. I get a nectary clover honey combined with a thicker more chocolatey syrup.

The mouthfeel and drinkability go hand in hand, this brew is smooth as silk, I mean it feels almost like a stout but definitely has a lot more lightening flavor characteristics and it's not super thick. The smoothness makes it go down dangerously easy.

If you like wheat beers you will love it, if you like doppelbock and fruit you will love it, if you like all those then you'll love it. I recommend for sure.

05-08-2010 05:43:29 | More by dwilson01
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allengarvin

Texas

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

Half-liter bottle, in a German weizen glass.

Appearance: Darkish walnut color, with a small white head of foam on top. Held up to the light, you can see the cloudiness of the beer.

Aroma: Lot of fruity aroma.

Flavor/Body: First taste is acidic and spicy, with fruitiness following quickly (perhaps more apricot than banana). Malt becomes more apparent in the finish, with a lengthy finish, drier than one expects. Lot of body, and warming alcoholic sweetness in the middle.

Simply one of the best weizenbocks out there, in my opinion: more weizen than bock, in terms of aroma and flavor.

09-16-2004 02:46:24 | More by allengarvin
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GCBrewingCo

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

The beer poured hazy medium to almost dark brown/amber. The yello-tan head was frothy and tall falling slowly to lace the glass.

The aroma was strong melding of ripe fruits and dark caramel with a strong wheat presence. The ripe fruits were bananas of course with a slight clove spice for good measure. Some slight alcohol was present in the aroma and increased as the beer warmed.

The flavor was nicely accomplished with more strong ripe fruit presence, bananas, and a nice caramel presence melded with wheat and malt for a pleasant combination of flavors. The wheat flavors and alcohol presence led to a crisp flavor characteristic.

The finish was even with lasting bananas, slight clove spice and wheat. The body was rounded and medium full with wheat and carbonation giving excellent palate sensations.

500 ml bottle. Date coding is too many numbers to figure out. Dunno how I missed rating this one. Have had on draft and in bottles many times since becoming a BA. Had to go out and get this bottle to review.

06-19-2005 23:04:45 | More by GCBrewingCo
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a murky brown with a 2" tan head. Blotches and trails of lacing remain on the glass.

S- big bready and fruit ester aromas, along with some clove and caramel.

T- sweet dark fruits and lightly toasted malts, some citrus, clove, caramel and spicy finish.

M- medium body and carbonation. Nice smooth start and slightly acidic finish.

O- very good Weiss with all the usual notes but a smoother feel than most.

02-23-2013 02:17:08 | More by kawilliams81
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dippy

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

Fantastic. People have been saying that there is a hint of banana in there which made me hesitant to try it. But it was amazing. Like drinking a rum banana bread.
Dark brown in color that you can just see through, fizzy head that didn't last, but left a touch of lace behind. Not that it mattered because this was a fragrant beer without the head with fruity banana notes and a sweet aroma from the alcohol.
Medium to full body. More carbonated than I thought it would be. A little sweet for my tastes but still a fabulous beer.Good beer

04-14-2004 14:19:07 | More by dippy
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aforbes10

Iowa

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

Bottle from the Davis Co-Op. Revisiting this beer after a long hiatus. Pours a gold to brown with a strong, tall light brown head. purple hues. Smells of banana, cherries, wheat, malt and yeast. Flavor is nice and banana-y, with a wheaty tang and a little hop bitterness mixing with a dry barley-malt. A bit over-dry and metallic on the finish, but this doesn't hurt the beer much. Medium to full bodied. Drinks excellently, a top quality dopplebock.

03-20-2009 22:20:03 | More by aforbes10
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tchenery

Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

Beer pours a nice dark tan to light brown. I poured it into a weizen glass and it's much lighter at the bottom where the light can come through. It has a nice thick frothy head of very small bubbles that is very alive and plenty of carbonation coming off the bottom of the glass.

It smells beautiful. It definitely has that nice sweet wheat smell but with a little darker plum scents as well.

The beer tastes incredibly smooth and has an exceptional roasted malt backbone with a nice warming alcohol ending.

Very drinkable and delicious.

06-30-2010 02:22:56 | More by tchenery
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cloeren13

Texas

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

L- Poured into a tulip glass. Dark brown body with an off white/beige thick lasting about 2 minutes followed up by a thin lace.

S- Malt, raisin, overtaken by banana.

T- At first, hints of bubble gum, cloves, tang, and lighter fruits. Ends with a banana bread aftertaste.

M- Medium to full body with active carbonation.

O- Exceptional beer. First time to try it and definitely will not be my last. Highly recommend if you are a wheat beer fan.

02-02-2012 20:47:25 | More by cloeren13
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Grundle20

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

Appearance:
Pours a dark amber in color. There is an excellent head to this beer, the best I've seen in so long. Big and beefy and would hang on to the end if you didn't drink it. Very pleasing.

Smell:
Rich scents of banana bread blast up from the glass. Very sweet with just the right alcohol uppercut.

Taste and Mouthfeel:
It's nice and smooth and paints your mouth with the banana bread taste I smelled from the pour. There's a weird and welcomed tropical fruit note that kind of undulates amongst the banana bread flavors. The alcohol sting has disappeared for the most part but there's still a little kick in the fore.

Drinkability:
I was expecting this to drink a little heavier but I was pleasantly shocked. The beer is very tasty and pretty refreshing, but with an 8% ABV this could easily become a danger beer.

Bottom Line:
A very interesting and delicious beer. A fine addition to any German beer fans repetoir.

11-10-2006 00:19:55 | More by Grundle20
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

0.5l bottle poured in a my Weihenstephaner Weizen glass.

Delicious beer. Simple like that. The delicacy of a Weissbier, the power of a good bock with a fruity and spicy bouquet.

A: Cloudy brown color with a creamy and persistent head. High carbonation. Dirty as a typical Weissbier (looks like thin wheat in the bottom of the bottle)
S: Pure pleasure. Very fruity and spicy. German yeasts and caramel malts are relevant. Less banana flavors than a traditional Weiss.
T: Good as expected. German yeasts and malt are again, relevant. Toffee and very light liquor upfront taste. Not bitter at all (only perfume hops could be felt). Balanced sweet.
M: Heavy and creamy body. Good carbonation, balanced sweet in the beginning and very low bitterness in the end.
D: High. Alcohol is almost imperceptible despite the 8.2 ABV. High quality German beer.

02-04-2010 22:11:08 | More by eduardolinhalis
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,618 ratings.