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

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3,523 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,523
Reviews: 1,979
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 185
Gots: 181 | 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:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

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

Pennsylvania

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

Pours with a 4-finger, light tan head that takes a while to drop enough to empty the bottle into the weizen glass while leaving just dots of lace. The body is a dark, hazy amber/orange.

The smell is most noticeably cloves & bananas but also some dark fruit.

The taste is spicy cloves and banana and dark fruit. The taste is very pleasant and it's interesting how the clove & fruit linger in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is medium, dry and well-carbonated.

Overall: There's a reason this beer sits at the top of the Weizenbock ranking, it is a really good, tasty beer. It has very good flavors, bananas, cloves and dark fruits all make their presence known during the drinking of this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2011 01:14:12 | More by meatyard
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whtguitarguy

Virginia

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

Pours to a cloudy dark brown with a beautiful head that doesn't go away. Aroma of banana and cloves and almost like a bubblegum scent because of those notes. A little bit spicy. Taste has a hint of banana, cloves and the alcoholic taste sitting in the background but not overpowering. Mouthfeel is excellent, coating, fizzes up with minimal manipulation. Smooth and no aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2009 04:03:35 | More by whtguitarguy
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

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

Purchased for $4.69/22oz bottle. Poured into a chalice.

A complex beer. Can really taste the cloves. I don’t have much experience with this style, but it is certainly a beer that suits my tastes.

A – Pours a slightly cloudy brown with a two-finger rocky off-white head, which quickly dissipates to a nice constant layer. Almost no lacing.

S – Dark fruit, spiciness, some alcohol, some cloves, faint vanilla.

T – Bready, clove spiciness, some raisin/dark fruitiness.

MF – Well carbonated, sharp on the palate, full bodied.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 03:11:06 | More by Sludgeman
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rtepiak

Poland

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

the essential dunkelweiss style weizenbock that hits all the bases. at first sort of base and dessert but after letting the beer sit for five minute with all the malt sediments pour it opened up. at first bubblegum liquid candy. simple dunkelwiess take. them some chocolate. at its best the noses was floral, plum sweet, and bubblegum/marzipan/rosewater. almost musky nose of stale chamomile. palate is crisp but mildly toasty. clove... burnt caramel with a hint of citrus styled closest to green orange peel skins. not bitter but mild... just subtle. quite toffee caramel. smokey burn quality gives it a sourness that is mild. when good... quite refreshing... and a culmination of very subtle hint of german palate. quite surprising abv. sort of noticeable in the nose but actually mellows out at the beer breaths.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2009 06:47:39 | More by rtepiak
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THECPJ

Delaware

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

Reviewed from notes 2/7/11

A: copper-orangish brown with a 1½ finger off-white head, minimal lacing

S: sweet malts, bananas, cloves, and dark fruits (plums, raisins)

T: cloves and bananas upfront, bready/yeasty, dark fruits shine though on the backend

M: moderate carbonation, crisp, thin and very bubbly on the tongue

D: very similar to a hefeweizen with the typical flavors of cloves and bananas, very easy to drink

Cheers!
The CPJ

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2011 11:49:27 | More by THECPJ
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Trueant1

Minnesota

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

Exceptional looks! Muddy/cloudy brown. HUGE head. Head even formed IN the remnants in the bottle.

Smells a little of pine hops, carmel candy, and yiest.

Tastes as it smells. Wonderfull old style wheat beer. Everything I dream of in this style. A sweet cloudy big head wiezen!

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2007 06:04:51 | More by Trueant1
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DoktorZee

Alberta (Canada)

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

Poured from a 500ml bottle into 2 schooners (with extra care to disturb the sediment and spread it between the two glasses evenly). Some numbers on the back of the bottle, but nothing clearly noting a date.

A - deep brown and cloudy - looks thick! Fluffy light tan head of a couple fingers lasts a few minutes that leaves patching lacing.

S - heavy yeast odor with just a hint of smoke and dark fruits. Slight nutty elements as well as it warms.

T - very smooth with initial bitterness balanced by delightful malts. Lots of dark fruit at the end, but never really becomes overly sweet. Hint of spiciness at the end.

M - medium thickness with small amount of carbonation but an effervescent finish. Alcohol is really well hidden.

D - this is a great, classic beer. Many could go down easily in a night.

One of the most famous Weizenbocks doesn't disappoint. Complex, but super-drinkable. A must have beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2011 03:15:25 | More by DoktorZee
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Freshlikeugh

Hawaii

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

Bought this one on a whim. I assumed it would be similar to the typical dark weizen I've had in the past but was surprised the initial smell.
On the pour its strong with wheat and fruity tones.
The appearance is a cidery cloudy brown with a small head and carbonation.
However, the taste is really where this beer jumps out. Initially I had a strong fruity and alcohol like flavor, but it finishes with a sweet molasses taste. I would recommend forming an opinion as you get deeper into the beer because after sitting for a bit the flavors seem to come out stronger.
Overall, you can certainly taste the alcohol bite, but it adds to the three different tones to this. fruity, alchohol bite and molasses finish.
Its a must have for variety, however, I don't see it as a beer you can spend the night putting down.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 06:04:23 | More by Freshlikeugh
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divineaudio

Michigan

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

500ml bottle into a weizen glass

a - pours a hazy, rich chestnut shade with some light amber highlights. forms a finger's worth of very active, tan head that calmed to a film pretty quickly. lots of streaming bubbles here with some yeast still in suspension. no lacing however. 4.

s - musty and sweet. brown sugar, fig, grape, fresh baked bread, faint spice notes.

t - total malt bomb, and much like the nose, there is a lot going on. nutty malt with tons of carmel sweetness, a little clove spice, suggestions of dark fruits. the wheat is fairly obvious, but not a dominant flavor. lightly bitter twang and a slightly astringent finish.

m - full bodied but a lot of carbonation lightens it up a bit. co2 profile is a bit coarse. very slight alcohol warming.

o - a pretty fantastic beer, tons of depth and richness. style-wise i doubt you're going to find anything better. seems especially well suited to cold fall nights. should be on every beer geek's must try list.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2011 15:01:30 | More by divineaudio
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

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

500 mL into tulip.

A: hazy, cloudy dark brown body. head is ruby white. dense. very dense. good retention. a sludgy like lacing.

S: bananas and clove. moves into a milky, creamy, Bailey's like aroma. some darker fruit notes as well, but not glaring.

T: starts super fruity. pears, apples, bananas. after the fruit the flavor moves into a little bit of char. the wheat adds such a meatiness to the body, it gives the beer milkshake qualities.

M: just a tad under-carbonated in my opinion. very gentile fizz, but like i said, just not enough. medium body.

D: the booze catches up with you, but is definitely not the focal point. great complexity on the palate. couldnt get as much on the nose and a slightly lacking carbonation are my only nit-picky complaints. otherwise solid.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2011 02:32:28 | More by Jimmys
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CrellMoset

Virginia

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

On tap at Beer Run, Charlottesville, VA. Served in a 10 oz. snifter.

Appearance: A dark, hazy, muddy beer with slow-moving but ample carbonation that creeps up around the edges of the glass to contribute initially to the one-finger of white, frothy head and then to the ring of puffy lace left in its wake. Lacing is glittery, runny, slick, likely slightly alcohol retarded,

Aroma: Deep, roasted maltiness - sweet, with flourishes of brown sugar and honey - and lots of fruity notes that run the gamut from pear, dates all the way to dark raisins, figs. As things warm, a sharp alcohol note emerges, lending that definite rum raisin edge to things.

Taste: Similar to the nose, and that's a good thing. A definite banana/spice edge added by the yeast, which themselves also impart a few other earthy, funky flavors, but all in a wonderful balance with the fruity notes and malt overtones mentioned above. There's also a few light, fluffy wheat notes that actually help lighten the mouthfeel a little. A warming, lightly-spicy alcohol in the finish rounds things off.

Mouthfeel: Big and fluffy, but wonderfully even and smooth. A little crisp carbonation adds a wonderful element.

Drinkability: Better out of the bottle, I think. The flavors just seemed a little less vibrant here. Nonetheless, it's still a fantastic beer, flavorful, aromatic, attractive, creamy, and a definite winner.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2008 01:01:45 | More by CrellMoset
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rajendra82

Georgia

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

The reddish orange to burnt amber looking body surprised me with its initial clarity and the lack of cloudiness. The second pour however had a large number of floating clumps of the little friends. The initial head was an inch and a half in height with a fizzy carbonation. The head did not last very long at all, and there was no lacing to speak of. The smell was perfumey to medicinal alcohol with underlying banana, clove, and ripe cherries. The taste was initially quite sweet with lots of fruity esters and spices typical for a German wheat beer. The alcohol appears to be very well hidden at first, but as the beer warms up, it starts to step in front of other flavors and introduces a lot of dryness in the mix. Towards the end of the glass, the hops make a surprisingly strong appearance. There is a faint smokiness to the malt that is like a wispy ghost. Mouthfeel is not as creamy as I had hoped for, and the yeast adds a mildly unpleasant metallic twang. Very complex beer that starts out easy, and then changes its tune a couple of times as it has your attention.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2004 04:22:38 | More by rajendra82
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C3likesbeer

California

4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice pour with medium head. Cloudy amber and copper color.

S: fruity banana esters, ancient spice and malt. Maybe a little clove. Smells like a pefect October comfort beer.

T: Perfect Octoberfest fall beer. Complex mixture of fruit, spice, mal and even bread. Nice carbonated mouthfeel.

O: This is a great beer plain and simple. Love the mixture of all of the flavors.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 01:39:43 | More by C3likesbeer
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beerdrifter

Germany

4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Cloudy chocolate brown pour with a two finger off-white head with decent retention and great lacing. Big malty, bready nose with hints of banana, cloves, chocolate, dark fruits, brown sugar, licorice, and caramel. The taste is rich and bold with tons of malty sweet brown bread. banana, plums, caramel, cloves, tobacco, chocolate, anise, apple skin, and some nice subtle citrus hop notes. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy with prickly carbonation and a creamy and slightly oily finish. Overall, another great offering from Schneider Weisse. Kicking myself for living in Germany all these years and not giving Weizens a second chance. Will definitely have this stocked in my beer fridge in the future!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 17:39:35 | More by beerdrifter
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,523 ratings.