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

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3,600 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,600
Reviews: 1,983
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 201
Gots: 210 | FT: 6
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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 superspak


4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

500 ml bottle into weizen glass, bottled on 9/22/2012. Pours very hazy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger fluffy light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with moderate streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big caramel, banana, clove, toast, raisin, prune, toffee, brown bread, pepper, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of malt, hop, and yeast ester notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, toffee, banana, clove, toast, raisin, prune, pepper, brown bread, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy pepper/clove spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, banana, clove, toast, raisin, prune, brown bread, pepper, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Absolutely incredible balance and complexity of malt, yeast ester, and hop flavors; with an awesome malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a lightly slick, crisp, and smooth mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible Weizenbock! Big complexity and great balance of malt, yeast, and hop flavors; and super smooth to drink for 8.2%. Amazing.

08-20-2013 04:37:38 | More by superspak
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a flute glass...

A - Pours a hazy golden brown color. Very apple cider like. A fluffy 2.5 finger eggshell white head forms and sticks around fr a while.

S - Malt sweetness right up front with some fruity notes in there as well; apple and banana being the most notable. Caramel, clove and some sweet sugary notes as well.

T - Bananas right up front with some clove and nutmeg like spices there as well. Sweet malty caramel goodness undeneath as well. Some chocolate flavors are coming out a little too.

M - Light-medium bodied with mild carbonation. A slight bite at the front of the taste and then surprisingly smooth on the palate towards the end of the sips.

D - Very easy drinking beer and surprisingly light for the style and heft of the beer style.

08-05-2010 22:24:44 | More by KAP1356
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

Appearance: Poured a deep mahogany color with a thick, foamy, eggshell-colored head. Good head retention.

Smell: Rich malt aroma, with a strong fruity character. Typical bananas and also (oddly) cantaloupe. Also has an earthy smell, almost like damp, overturned soil. Finally some hints of anise and clove spiciness.

Taste: Tart, lively tang immediately upon consumption. Malt and caramel show up with fanfare halfway through, along with faint chocolate notes and hops. Finish is strongly banana, with subdued hop character, raisins, and noticable alcohol burn. Also a faint taste of cloves.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. More effervescent than your usual doppelbocks, but less effervescent than a standard hefe-weizen.

Drinkability: Reasonably so, although the alcohol might be a limiting factor.

Overall: This was a marvelously complex beer, very similar in tone to Wolnzacher Roggenbier. And the fact that the high malt content comes primarily from wheat malt gives this beer an interesting character that few other beers can match. Recommended.

05-03-2004 21:15:42 | More by Afterburner
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

A=Pours with a 1 finger head, opaque brown, thick looking, minimal lacing
S= Banana, a lot of chocolate malt, some mild fruit notes and some subuded clove combine to make this an absolutely outstanding smelling beer
T=Banana and yeast dominate, with a very solid malt backbone and some dark fruit, and faint touch of alcohol caps it off nicely in the finish.
M=Full bodied and sticky, moderate carbonation, very sweet feeling overall
D=Tastes great, but the sweetness and high ABV makes this a sipper

Great overall, I've had a few regular bottles and a 2003, it ages well!

12-31-2010 02:10:51 | More by ramseye4
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

Pours cloudy and brown, with a good sized head of fine bubbles. Aroma has strong notes of vanilla, dark cherry, and light clove. Some alcohol present in the nose as well. Flavor displays chewy melanoidin richness with an underlying fruity character and a light tanginess as well. A classic example of a good weizenbock from a well respected German weissbier brewery. Recommended.

07-07-2007 22:34:41 | More by marksto
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New Hampshire

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

This one poured with little head but I didn't give it quite a rigourous pour. The color is an amber brown, very similar to Chimay Red.

The nose is very strong and you can pick up on the hops, fruit notes (apples and raisons) as well has the the great yeast that goes into this brew. I had never had a doppelbock and I don't think this one was the best place to start beings as it was dominated by its yeast. Still, this is a great beer. A ton of complexity here, and also a very smooth brew. I compared it to Rare Vos (Ommegang) to my friends but pointed out that it managaes to be even more drinkable and smooth even with its greater alcohol content. Great beer!

04-21-2003 20:20:29 | More by EmoBeerGuy
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New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

Served from a 500ml. bottle at just below cellar temperature in a flute.

A - Pours a slightly murky, tawny brown color with orange highlights and a big, dense, creamy head that defies gravity. Lots of activity in the glass as bubbles rise from many points. Lacing is huge and curtainy while taking a sip, but slowly falls back without leaving much on the walls of the glass.

S - Big, overripe banana pervades the smell of this beer, mingling with other notes of organic yeast, light malts, spicy cloves and millipedes. Yes, millipedes. Shaking your head in disbelief? Google it. You'll see what I mean. Sort of a cross between wet, decaying wood and a strange chemical sweetness. Nevertheless, it's quite an excellent bouquet.

T - Right up front you'll find the refreshing character of a Weissbier. Yeasty with lemony hints. In the middle, the big malts shine through, giving a spicy sweetness that really balances the tartness. The swallow brings out a tinge of the alcohol, but that is quickly replaced by a lingering brown sugar taste in the aftertaste. Excellent depth and character. Big body without lack of refreshment.

M - Enters the mouth with commanding presence, slowly growing to a wonderful, mouth filling consistency. Slight tingle on the tongue, and a satisfying throat coating swallow.

D - I could drink this one all afternoon, but at 8% ABV, my common sense steers me clear. This beer is one of the most defining brands for the style. Superb.

04-06-2006 02:43:27 | More by EPseja
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

From bottle. Oh my! Loved this right from the first sniff. Pours translucent goldy brown with big foamy light tan head and plenty of fine effervescence. Big estery aroma with sweet caramel, banana and clove tones. Aroma is true to the taste, and it is so smooth that the reasonably high alcohol is barely noticeable. YUM!! Bummer..now I have to go back and down-rate my old favourite (Weinstephan Hefeweissbeir).

03-26-2005 08:11:04 | More by hefevice
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

Bottle poured into a New Belgium Globe.

A - Pours dark, cloudy, brown with a big two finger tall white head with great head retention leaving spotty lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of spicy yeast, banana, dark fruits, caramel, toffee, clove, and the ever present wheat. This nose has quite a bit going on, great stuff.

T - Starts off with some spicy yeast and clove quickly giving way to a mix of chewy wheat, banana, caramel, and some dark fruits. As it warms, it seems to get a bit sweeter and more and more of the booze comes through. The finish is a mix of spicy yeast and banana, lingering for some time after the finish.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Fairly smooth with a spicy, chewy, feel with a touch of sweetness toward the end, lingering through the finish.

O - This is one awesome beer and it deserves all the acclaim it gets. It has a ton of flavor without getting to the point of being overpowering. If you have the chance to try this one you really should.

08-10-2011 00:56:41 | More by orangesol
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

This beer poured a huge white tan head with a translucent dark reddish brown body.

The nose was a lovely smell of cloves, spices, some slight chocoloate touches, slight phenol, yeast. Basically it smelled like a fresh german dunkel weis with a slight kick of alcohol.

The taste was very nice. Medium to full bodied. Lots of spice. Very carbonated. Lots of clove, some slight fruit. Banannas, prunes, some mellow soft chocolate and caramel. Very wheaty. Touches of yeast as well. Very very slight touch of bitterness.
The alcohol is actually pretty scary. You really don't notice it's 8% at all.

Basically this beer is pure germany. I'm not sure if it's the high alcohol content or what, but this beer really tastes like a fresh wheat dunkel as if you're in Germany.

08-07-2003 07:35:03 | More by taez555
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

Poured into SA sensory pint glass.

A: pours a deep chestnut, nice clarity, white dense head, no lacing, decent head retention

S: nose features bright notes of bubble gum and banana, notes of wheat, faint hints of biscuit and orange, very aromatic

T: taste pretty well matches the nose with heavy banana bread flavor, some notes of molasses and a citric tartness on the finish, great balance

MF: body is somewhat heavy and matches the bright fruit flavors

O: this is the best example of the style that I've had, it features all of the expected flavor of a weizen bock and has incredible balance

03-11-2012 07:06:47 | More by homebrew311
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

It's been a while since I've had a a Dopplebock - this is a great one to come back to.

A - Dark brown with a tinge of dark maple. Heavily hazed, almost opaque. The head came on strong and left quicly with little lacing. Great carbonation flowing to the top.

S - Yeast and spice with dark fruits (grapes maybe?)

T - Med body with fig like malty sweetness, hints of clove in the finish. Lots of carbonation. Slight warming at the end followed by more carbonation.

M - Prickles of carbonation on the tongue.

D - Drinkable for the abv. No more than two for me though.

One of my favorite doppelbocks.

09-24-2007 04:35:11 | More by gwood
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

Creamy white head that leads to a thin sheet. Thin lacing with decent strength throughout the glass. Dark reddish-orange and burnt brown in color.

Sour apple, clove, and orange aromas with some additional light chocolate tones.

An apple, orange, pear tartness up front followed by some chocolate and coffee tones. A very dry finish with virtually no bitterness due to the well balanced, intricate flavors. The aftertaste is clove infused and very pleasant.

Medium bodied; a bit much in terms of carbonation but it works well nonetheless with the flavors.

At 8% abv this guy is highly drinkable. It's not a boring beer in terms of flavor, and could keep me entertained as a session beer. Pretty much the accepted standard for the style, it does not disappoint. A must try!

10-10-2004 16:22:36 | More by NEhophead
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South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

Poured from bottle into a pint glass. Pour is cloudy, hazy dark amber with a monster 3+ finger off white pillow head. Great spotting and lacing throughout. Nose is incredible. Typical weizen characteristics with bubblegum, green apples, banana and cloves. Taste follows the nose quite closely. Big malt notes with a nice touch of the dark notes which is a bit different than the hefe. A hint of fig on the end and a great complex blend which makes it hard to sit down. Hides the 8.2% ABV well. Feels is nice, but a bit watery. Good carbonation aand a bit lively on the tongue. Overall- A great effort and tastes like a hefe on steroids! Great fruit notes on the front, complex throughout. Love the apple quality and the blend of malt bomb and adequate hops. The fig hit was also a welcome surprise. Very solid brew that I will hit again-

05-14-2012 03:26:59 | More by TheDinger
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Alberta (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

appearance- Ok so we got a murky brown color with a white 3 finger head. Looks like a Belgian quad essentially

smell- Smells great. I get grape bubblegum,orange,yeast,banana,clove and slight alcohol

taste- It actually does taste similar to a quad. I get spice up front with that clove and bubblegum flavor with a slight alcohol burn at the end.

The mouthfeel is medium with medium to high carbonation

Overall- This was a great beer. Definitely my favorite German beer that i have sampled. VERY cheap price at $3 for a 500 ml bottle in Alberta which is a awesome price.

05-28-2011 20:40:08 | More by steven9000
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

2003 bottle. Pours clear dark caramel color with off white head. Aroma is clove, sherry, wheat, and caramel. Medium mouthfeel. Flavors follow the nose. This has a great sherry like flavor, nutty, almost roasty, and is an overall great experience. A damn fine brew.

03-28-2011 01:16:49 | More by fiver29
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

Appearance - Dark brown and somewhat similar to a doppelbock. Transparent when held up to light. What makes this beer is the enormous head, which came to the size of a fist and is off white in color. At the top the head even muffined over the lip of the glass and ran down the side a bit.

Smell - Sweet fruits and caramel notes. Extremely smooth but spicy as well.

Taste & Mouthfeel - Creamy and full bodied, with a mild carbonation. Very smooth and sweet taste lays down the base for this beer. Plenty of dark fruit and caramel malt to match the nose, as well as a spicy bread taste. The thing that steals the show in this one is the back end. The creaminess in the back seems to last forever and really gives it a signature.

Drinkability - It's been a while since i've had one of these, and it's just as good as I remember. As said before, the alcohol is invisible for an 8%.

08-19-2008 06:44:10 | More by ryrust5301
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

500ml bottle "wheat dopplebock, ale"? 8.2 ABV
Chilled and poured into big Weizen glass, nice one finger foamy off white head, with decent retention, but a little on the week side. The body is clowdy and rich milk chocolate, caramel brown color, very opaque, murky with tones of green apple around the base and surface of the mass. Smell is classic and very aromatic with lots of "banana nut bread" hints of spice and fruit from yeast not exactly fermentation temps? Hops are not very present in the aroma, the yeast backed by malt are really the showcase of this beer. Flavor is very rich and malt forward hops are are not very present in the flavor other than a contribution of bitterness. Yeast has played quit a large role in shaping the taste of this beer which is very nice. As mentioned in the smell clover banana nut bread with a touch of sourness toward the finish. The ABV is strong, but still at a very drinkable level this is a totally quaffable beer.

07-20-2007 20:25:21 | More by mmcave
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

A: a rich malty red/brown with golden hues. delicious to see, good head wnen poured right.

S: hint of plum/prune wrapped in wheaty goodness

T: so good, crisp start, light lingering wheatiness that would pair very well with scnitzel

M: expanding carbonation that only adds to the creaminess

D: will become a staple to many, if you find it on tap go crazy, its the best of its kind (IMHO)

A very good beer, one that stands alone and sets the marker, in other words damn good stuff.

01-24-2008 12:53:33 | More by tyboxr
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

Appearance once poured was a deep see-thru reddish brown very nice with a good head that dissapated quickly. Smell was of fruit and spice with the hint of malt. Taste was very good with spices prominent and fruit like banana coming to the fore front. Mouthfeel was carbonated slightly with the malt in their as well a very smooth finish. Drinkability is excellent I was sad that I had only bought one!

05-12-2008 23:24:03 | More by beerindulger
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

pours dark ruby with a gargantuan head. the aromas of banana and clove that I associate with most wheat beers are here, but less dominant, allowing more subtle, richer aromas of fruit cake and a little caramel to come through. pleasant mouthfeel with a refreshing finish. Manages to take the standard weisse beers to another level and add complexity while still keeping it balanced and refreshing

06-18-2005 13:21:32 | More by GarethYoung1
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

Pours a deep chestnut with a highly carbonated off white head that fades fast to a thin carbonated layer. No lace to speak of. A wonderful fruity aroma, malt, mollasses, breadiness are all there too. Taste of raisins and cloves most prominent. Sweet with very little bitterness. Very malty. Carbonation is just right with a smooth mouthfeel. Very drinkable considering the 8% abv.

01-17-2003 04:59:26 | More by cretemixer
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

A: A dark red, amber, almost purple colour, with a nice cream coloured head. About 2 cm high and dissipates quickly.

S: Has a wheat smell from it, and it has a nice hint of a German pilsner.

T: This is a different flavoured beer. It tastes like a wheat beer, but it has the bock flavour in the background. There are subtle hints of fruits in the beer too. Damn tasty.

M: Carbonation and with a light a medium mouthful

D: German beer is almost always drinkable, and the flavour of the fruits is damn addicting.

EDIT: I find this beer fucking solid in all regards. After having this beer for a while, I find the dark fruits ( plums, raisins, etc) come out and really accentuate this beer. I fucking love it, and definitely one of my favourites.

03-02-2008 22:46:42 | More by swizzlenuts
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Rhode Island

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

Had this on 10/23 at a tasting, from notes. Alongside a 2003 vintage, which sucked.

Pours a ruddy brownish-ruby color with a light brown/tan head fading to a film quickly but is easily revived by a few swirls of the tulip. Nice lacing.

Smells of yeasty spiciness, bananas. Wheat twang, raisins and dates. Rich malts and molasses. A hint of maple maybe? Sourdough bread.

Very nicely balanced brew, lively yeast character. It has a candied sweetness to it, which is well tempered by the yeast spiciness.

Carbonation is felt on your tongue, not over-carbonated but noticeable. Drinkability is outstanding, I would love to pair this bottle with a hearty dinner.

The 2003 alongside the fresh bottle was atrocious. Too oxidized, sherry notes but not enjoyable. Overly candied honey sweetness. Don't age this beer.

11-26-2009 18:07:47 | More by Ineedabeerhere
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

Bottle with a dignfied, Teutonic-looking label. Pours dark brown and cloudy with a golden ring of haze at the edges. It's a beautiful beer, and it'd have an easy five for appearance if it could retain a head without a forced pour-- maybe the high ABV kills the weizen head?

There is a powerful aroma of banana custard esters, malts, and spices. Alcohol is almost if not entirely undetectable Smells like a hefeweizen with all the knobs turned up to 11.

Opens up with roasted malts that grow mid-palate, along with heavy esters and malted wheat. Malty and estery flavors give way to crisp noble hops on the finish. Pretty hoppy for a german wheat beer, but it suits the flavor profile perfectly. Spicy phenols (and maybe alcohol) are also show up at various times. Definitely more weizen than bock, and that's not a bad thing.

The mouthfeel is heavy, laden with yeast and some crisp carbonation. Even at 8% ABV, it's as poundable as any wheat beer on Earth.

04-13-2007 05:14:45 | More by kajerm
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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