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

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3,546 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,546
Reviews: 1,980
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 192
Gots: 190 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001)
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Matty1918

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy, dark, amber with a big frothy head.

Nice aroma of apples, bannanas caramel and spice. I'd have to say that there was alot going on in the aroma..very nice.

The first sip you can really taste sweet malts up front that gives way to a mild spice. A nice fruity, alcohol is what hits you at the end. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is very nice. I could drink this again with no problem. I'll but these again.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2008 17:19:39 | More by Matty1918
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afinepilsner

Iowa

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml brown bottle
8.2%abv

Aventinus was brown in color with some haze (very hazy after the second pour). It had a large beige head with good retention and spotty lacing. The smell was nice with caramel, banana, clove, and brown sugar. The taste was nice with toasted wheat, banana, dark fruit, pepper, and caramel (Hefeweizen meets Doppelbock). It was sweet upfront and the finish was long and semi-dry. It was medium-full in body with medium-high carbonation. Drinkabity was good. This is an excellent Weizenbock and worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 23:37:33 | More by afinepilsner
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nriech

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours out a thick, brown head, tons of it. Beer is a little hazy.

S: Molasses, chocolate and banana, wheat bread, cloves, wow! Lots of aromas that all meld perfectly and make this one of those beers you just love to swirl around and smell.

T: Initially tasted the wheat bread mentioned in the smell. Then more vanilla, cloves and alcohol became apparent. Bananna and caramel round out the flavors after warming in your mouth. Medium body and creamy.

D: Could drink this one all the time. Very pleasant that is enjoyable thru and thru. Easy drinking for a complex beer. Almost anyone could drink this one, even the beer haters.

Serving type: on-tap

11-14-2006 13:23:51 | More by nriech
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy brown with some orange peeking thru. Tremendous frothy head that lasted in some respect all the way down the glass. No lacing, but the head clung to the edges of the glass. Outstanding.

I popped the cap and began pouring into a glass on the counter -- and I could immediately smell the beer. Sweet toasted wheat, yeast, and sour cherry notes.

Layer upon layer of flavor here. The alcohol is there, but always in the background. Sweet grain, tart cherry, tons of juicy pear, a little yeasty bread, and a slight bitterness as your palate clears.

Enough carbonation in this one to keep the palate clean. So much going on, but incredibly drinkable. Finished the 1 pint+ bottle wishing I bought another. Fantastic beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2009 18:14:31 | More by OtherShoe2
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ncvbc

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark amberish brown. Nice near white head, three fingers then fading to one, then to none. Smell is great. Spicy and sweet. Some lemon and banana in there. Taste follows smell pretty closely. Definitely full of flavor for sure. Spicy fruits again and even some hints of caramel malts. Mouthfeel is about medium though lacking a little carbonation. Still very, very refreshing. Drinkability is pretty scary. Says 8.2% on the label but i don't detect that at all. Enjoyable brew after burning up on the golf course. Not sure why I've never picked this up, it's well worth it.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2007 22:01:50 | More by ncvbc
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a dark copper brown color with a nice fluffy lasting off white head. The smell is yeasty slightly spicey like clove and banana but much lighter than in most hefeweisen. the flavor is mirrors the smell almost perfectly but it has a hint of a slightly metallic flavor. the mouthfeel is a nearly perfect a nice medium body with decent carbonation. overall this beer could be a little better the metallic flavor and maybe a little bit fuler body, but it is excellent.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 23:27:12 | More by rowingbrewer
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beergeek279

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in the 500 mL bottle into a weizen glass. The color is brown, with a nice lingering white head. The smell is a malt sweetness and a banana/clove from the wheat. The taste has a nice malt sweetness at first and then the wheat tanginess shows later in the taste, and the alcohol is present but certainly not overwhelming. Mouthfeel is very well-carbonated. As for drinkability, I'd feel very comfortable drinking several of these!!

I'd heard so much about this beer as a Top 20-ish beer, so I was glad to come across the wrapped bottle in Akron. I'm glad I did too, since this is a fantastic beer. The dark barley malt and wheat malt mix very nicely into a unique experience, and certainly one I'd hope to have again in the future!

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2004 01:21:30 | More by beergeek279
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BullCityB

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours into an Ommegang goblet a nice dark brown with decent head and a little retention.

Aroma is much like an amplified Wiezen, which, I guess this qualifies as. Huge clove and banana aromas, with a little toasty malt.

In the mouth, this beer shines. Cloves, bananas, sweet malt and plenty of dark fruit on the finish make this beer absolutely delicious. No alcohol present, with the exception of a tiny bit on the finish. I'm hesitant to put it in Duvel territory (ie 5 for flavor), but it butts up against it without doubt.

Overall, it's pretty good in the mouth. A little overcarbonated, but that was remedied by a vigorous second pour. Still, creamy isn't an adjective that comes to mind here. The complete lack of noticeable alcohol, combined with that indefinable drinkability that comes only with wheatbeers, makes this a real guzzler. I could have a few of these without problem, until I went to stand up.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2008 20:00:23 | More by BullCityB
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FenwaySquid

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 1 pt. 9 oz. bottle, no freshness or BBD, poured into an Aventinus weizenbock glass.

Appearance: Deep brown hue, somewhat transparent in the slim bottom of the glass. The beer there resembled coca-cola in color. the head poured about 1 inch and faded quickly into a lace.

Aroma: Very sweet and malty.

Taste: The beer is actually midly smoth up front, with the malt flavor boldly entering the mix about midway with a hint of chocolate, and holding through to the finish.

Mouthfeel: Rather thick and syrupy. The carbonation is higher than average as well.

Overall: A good beer to try once, but it's a little sweet for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2005 01:18:30 | More by FenwaySquid
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DaveBlack

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Looks like a good beer. Dark brown, cloudy with two fingers of head with nice retention.

S: Great, complex smell. Banana comes up first, followed by bready yeast, malts, dark fruits and alcohol. Amazing aroma.

T: Taste matches the smell. Banana, clove. Both malty and yeasty. Alcohol cuts through and warms the throat nicely. Tastes like a good Belgian more than a German bock.

M: slightly sticky, medium body, medium carbonation.

O: Really great beer. Alcohol is present without overwhelming, taste, aroma and looks are all well balanced and it is nice and complex. I hope I can start finding this more often.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2011 21:26:07 | More by DaveBlack
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nrbw23

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a murky brownish orangeish color kinda different, with a white head. Head has pretty solid retention and leaves some great lacing.

S- Smell is yeast, clove and banana, cinnamon, roasted and grain malt, and light orange zest.

T- Taste is really solid. Clove and light banana are prominent, a bit of other spices, roasty malt, light orange citrus hops, and a touch of alcohol.

M- Medium in body and good amount of carbonation.

D- Quite a bit going on here and super easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2011 20:34:06 | More by nrbw23
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500 mL bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Pours an initially clear and tepid dark mahogany brown color before giving the end of the bottle a swirl and pouring the remaining yeast into the glass. Settles in a murky deep brown, reddish color with plenty of sediment. A large, light tan head slowly fades to a finger thickness and streaks of lacing. Aroma is yeasty, dark fruits, cloves and bananas, but fairly mild and restrained. Flavor is as expected for the style and the most balanced representation I've tried. Strong weiss flavors of banana and clove with rich malt complexity like a bock. Very smooth, full body with light, but sharp carbonation. Finish is mildly sweet, fruity and clean. Alcohol is warming, but never really presents itself in the flavor. I should drink more of this, but I think my infected Ramstein Winter Wheats turned me off from this style for a little, haha.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2010 01:36:25 | More by yourefragile
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Thanby

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a very rich, cloudy, walnut brown with a thick head that has decent retention considering the high ABV. Lots of active carbonation throughout, decent lacing.

S: Chocolate, smoky hickory, sweet but not overly so. Undertones of butter and cream, and a hint of what seems to be nutmeg and clove. On second inspection, I can smell something citrus like tangerine. A hint of alcohol shows through, but not in an offensive way. Overall a very pleasant smell. I'm practically drooling waiting to try it.

T: Initially surprisingly mild, but the taste builds up very quickly to a sweet and chocolaty roast. Reminds me slightly of chocolate roasted coffee. The flavors blend extremely well, to the point where it's hard to separate them. The rich smokiness is on top of everything, but hides nothing. Surprisingly light for how pungent and rich it is. Spicy carbonation and slight bitterness linger for a while after swallowing. I think I detect a hint of banana and tangerine again in the aftertaste somewhere.

M: Highly carbonated, which is probably why it seems so light for such a dark, rich bock. Medium-bodied. Not syrupy despite the sweetness. Very easily drinkable, with a well-hidden ABV. I highly recommend this beer especially with a nice mild grilled steak.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2007 23:44:24 | More by Thanby
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markaberrant

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle served in a large weizen glass.

Pours a gorgous mahogany colour, and effervescing with a giant white head. The head takes FOREVER to drop to a 1/4", and there is some nice lacing thanks to the wheat.

Smell is more towards clove and spice, but a bit of banana and other fruit is in there too.

Taste is yummy sweet malt, like candy, but nicely balanced by the prickly carbonation, spice and touch of hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is full, and there is a soothing alcohol warmth, but the carbonation keeps things refreshing.

Drinkability is above average, but the alcohol and sweetness hold it back from getting a higher rating.

A treat to say the least - the clove and spice is just right for me. The malt flavour is not overly "wheaty" but it is outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2007 21:15:29 | More by markaberrant
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Brez07

Maine

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

16oz bottle poured into an Allagash 25cl glass

A: Pours a dark brown amber color. Lots of visible, very active carbonation. Leaves a 3 finger head at first, which slowly recedes to about 1 finger. Maybe some of the best retention I've seen

S: Surprisingly more fruity then I expected. Lots of banana, melon and pineapple. Some clove and bready yeast mix in there, with the slightest hint of alcohol. Very inviting

T: Starts with a sweetness, which I'll guess is more candied malts. There is a blend of spice, clove, some fruit and wheat that follows. Leaves me wanting more as soon as I swallow

M: Medium bodied. Carbonation dances on the tongue, leaving a slight tingle. Bit of a dry, spicey finish

D: I had no issues with finishing this; in fact, I wish I had another. Alcohol is no issue and the sweetness is enough to notice but not get in the way of enjoying a full bottle. After Hopfenweizen, this is my favorite from this brewery. Great beer

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2010 21:04:22 | More by Brez07
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Slight white head over inviting brown liquid.

S: Figs, raisins, yeast and caramel.

T: Figs, raisins, red grapes, pears, caramel, and citrus hop flavours. There is some sourness in the finish, especially as it warms.

M: Medium viscosity and low carbonation.

O: Great complexity in the flavours of this Weizenbock, but the mouth feel could use a higher level of carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 03:21:55 | More by DaftCaskBC
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PapaEugene

Netherlands

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Medium brown color with a medium cream colored head that reduces to a decent lacing.

S: Banana stands out immediately, after that it's butterscotch. Impressive. Yeast is there, dark fruits although I can't really define since the banana and butterscotch smell are masking it with there strong presence.

T: Roasted malts, hints of lemon and orange, banana and rather surprising little sweetness. Yeasty, little hops, a bit bitter and some alcohol.

M: High carbonation and a medium body.

D: I like this one a lot. A good marriage between a weizen and a dubbel. In my top 3 of favourite german beers.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2009 18:52:43 | More by PapaEugene
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boxofepilepsy

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

pours dark reddish brown with a double-bock-esque smell. taste is phenomenal all around. spice, woody flavors and sweetness checked well by hop bitterness. and despite its thick mouth feel, it's completely refreshing. easily my favorite german beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2007 04:18:35 | More by boxofepilepsy
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Mdog

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Clear brown, foamy head.

Smell: Nice banana and clove aroma.

Taste: The thing I like about most weizenbocks is that they taste like banana bread. Aventinus follows that lead, sweet bananas and some spice.

Drinkability: I'd have these more often if I wasn't wary of the age of the bottles at most stores.

Finally got around to reviewing this beer, one of my favorites. Good stuff!

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2007 16:52:02 | More by Mdog
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lakersfan16

Alaska

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz. bottle.

Pours reddish-brown with a good amount of off-white head. Fruity aroma that includes apples, cherries, bananas, and raisins. Flavor is slightly sweet with malts, bananas, raisins, and alcohol. Smooth and nice palate.

Delicious and complex, one of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2011 16:11:19 | More by lakersfan16
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jamescain

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a weizen glass

Appearance: Dark brown with light brown to yellow hues around the edges. The beer is topped off with a white fluffy head that remains throughout the entire beer drinking experience.

Aroma: Banana, clove, vanilla, bready, earthy esters, but banana and clove dominate. A lot of malty sweetness with a hint of citrus.

Taste: Sweet, yet still balanced, bready with a lot of banana and clove again. The 8.2%ABV is not detectable, which makes this beer easy to drink.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with more carbonation than you would expect from a higher ABV beer. The extra carbonation makes the beer more refreshing and easier to drink.

Overall: Very good beer. The balance of flavors and aromas are perfection for the style. It was surprisingly refreshing, but the ABV reminds you at the end that this is not a summer easy quaffing drink. Pinnacle of the style in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2011 14:48:51 | More by jamescain
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Out of a bottle this beer was a cloudy, amber color. The two fingers of beige head displayed great retention and very good lacing. The aroma was rather sour, busy and slightly sweet; wheat, alcohol, toffee, spices and some fruity esters. The flavors were just plain outstanding and shocking in how balanced they were compared to the sour aroma. I tasted rich malts, wheat, alcohol heat, nuts, caramel, toffee, dark fruits in the esters, hints of chocolate malt and spices. Outstanding complexity and drinkability for 8%. The mouthfeel was smooth, the body medium and the carbonation perfect. This was definitely the best Weizenbock I had ever tasted and speaking purely in terms of flavor, one of the best beers I've ever had. A must try!

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2009 00:55:32 | More by thekevlarkid
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EPICAC

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I purchased a 500 mL bottle at Downtown Wine & Spirits, partly due to things I've heard/read, partly because of the cool paper wrapper. Accordind to the label this bottle was brewed in 2001. I let this warm to around 45º F and served in my UFO Weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy brown with thick beige head that thins at a moderate pace and eventually disappears completely. Large chucks of yeast settle at the bottom.

Smell: I detect a malty, caramel sweetness, with notes of dark fruit (raisins, upon thinking back). I get very light banana, something I could have missed had I not been looking for it, and light alcohol.

Taste: I get spicy clove flavors upfront, as well as fruity and caramel flavors in the center. The finish is lightly bitter, with warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel: This beer is moderately carbonated, and pleasantly tingly. It's medium-bodied and silky smooth.

Drinkability: Delicious, and easy to drink. Much more so than I expected based on the rich malt flavors.

Overall: I liked this beer a lot. It combined some of the characters that I like in Hefe Weizens with nice rich malt flavors.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2006 03:08:47 | More by EPICAC
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Citadel82

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy dark amber with a large bubbled white head that receded quickly. Nearly no lacing but a very steady stream of bubbles fed a thin layer of white atop the beer throughout the consumption.

Smell a heady aroma of malt and yeast with hints of alcohol, almost imperceptible hint of hops.

Tastes rich and with wheat/floury/cake with some spices, ripe bananas, hint of cloves, cinnamon. Some yeast and a brief medium dry finish where alcohol makes a brief appearance

Medium bodied - though heavy for a wheat beer with lots of effervesence that tickles the tongue. Slightly oily in that the beer lingers in the the mouth and on the tongue.

This is a wonderful beer for a cold winters night. Though the Aventinus Eisbock which will follow is a rare and fine tipple as well.

I really like this beer and even bought the funky glass that it is served in so I could be as authentic as possible. Half-time has the Eisbock Glass which is a sawed off version of the regular glass.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2005 02:33:51 | More by Citadel82
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macpapi

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aventius pours a darkish-brown color, with a tinge of red at the bottom of the glass. It is opaque with a medium sized white bubbly head. From the middle of the glass on up, small, tightly packed bubbles rapidly flow towards the surface.

The beer is dominated by a fresh wheat aroma, with malty roasted tones added.

Overall the taste is very smooth and malty. There is a strong hint of chocolate mixed with just a smidge of spice in the aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is full, with a highly dense texture. At the same time, however, it is amazingly refreshing on the back of the tongue.

For me it is hard to believe that this beer has an eight percent ABV, as it is so easy to sip and enjoy without tasting any alcohol. This is an absolute killer doppelback, and a steal at $3 a bottle!!

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2005 21:46:19 | More by macpapi
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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