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

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Reviews: 2,056
Hads: 4,154
Avg: 4.31
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 291
Gots: 459 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

Formerly Schneider Aventinus.
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Photo of doho95fu
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Glad I picked this one up. Big tan creamy head on a thick dark copper beer that is anything but clear. The foam sticks for a while and seriously feels like shaving cream. The beer smells fruity and spicy with clove and apple being most distinctive. Tastes are similar with banana and brown sugar or molasses flavors present. The carbonation is fine with great mouthfeel and this is an altogether extremely pleasing brew.

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Photo of bareju
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured out of 500mL bottle into an oversized wine glass.

A- Pours amber-brown with white finger head that lasts a few minutes before receding to the outside of the glass.

S- Sweet banana notes - not a whole lot of smell to this one.

T- Dark fruit up front, sweet malts kick in with just the slightest bit of alcohol, banana lingers. A little bit of cloves in the middle as well. Sweet throughout.

M- Quite syrupy, coated my mouth pretty thoroughly, but not in an unpleasant way. Medium carbonation, overall pretty full-bodied, but accompanies the sweetness well.

O- An excellent beer that I will definitely be coming back to. Much heavier than the Hefe-weiss beers I've had of late. Reminds me of a bit of a strong Belgian ale, especially the dark fruit notes. Very drinkable, and a good value at 8%. Probably wouldn't want more than a 500mL bottle in one go due to the sweetness.

Edit - Had this on draft last night, was absolutely incredible. Poured a cloudy, light amber brown into a tulip glass. The mouthfeel was vastly improved, and there were some nice estery notes at the end. Much less sweet than I remembered, incredibly balanced, very little alcohol taste. I'll be hard pressed to not order this every time I see it on draft.

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Photo of unclejimbay
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Private Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider
Style: Weizenbock
ABV: 8.20 %, 500ml to wheat glass

Appearance is toffee/amber in color, like a dark sweet tea. Light but fluffy head that recedes to a nice pitted cap & collar.

Noticeable soild dark compacted sediment toward the end of the bottle. Possible candidate for homebrew yeast harvest???

Plenty of aromas as the brew settles. Caramelized bananas foster, maybe some rum and mild raisan/grapes. Noticeable clove spicy aromas.
Tastes as it smells on a solid wheat malt base. Caramel/toffee and wheat malt flavors on palate appropriattely supported by the yeast character as noted/listed in the aromas.
Mouthfeel is appropriatte as a medium body, semi slick feel with medium+ carbonation with a dash of rum/booze warming.

Drinkability is exceptional for a 8.2% abv brew. This Weizenbock is a solid example of the style IMHO, it meets all the objectives I would look for in this style. Yeast character is not overdone, and equally supported by darker malts and caramel/toffee notes. A solid "Imperial Dunkel" instead of an "Imperial Hefe" like Vitus suggests.

My standard Weizenbock. Period.

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Photo of ToddT
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Medium brown with a slight ruby tint and a huge off white head. Head falls quickly and leaves no lace on the glass.

S- Caramel, spice, clove, banana, cherries, malt and yeast.

T- Malty and sweet, nice notes of fruit and spice. Very complex in taste and not overbearing in any one flavor. Exceptionally balanced.

M- Smooth medium bodied and well carbonated. Finish is semi sweet and crisp with a final note of candied fruit.

D- Oh, so drinkable for 8.2% ABV. You know it's strong but you would never guess just how strong it really is.

This was the first beer that blew me away as to just how complex and balanced beer can be. I come back to this over and over again as a touchstone for as close to perfect as it gets.

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Photo of herbg
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a very good dunkel weisse. Dark color, cream color head that lasts as long as the beer. Slightly sweet and slightly nutty wheat flavor. It is better on tap in Munich, but the bottled tap 6 is almost as good. We bought a case and finished before leaving Germany three weeks later. The first was as good as the last. It is much better, smoother, better rounded flavor that Ayinger Dunkel.

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Photo of Avagadro
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Aventinus boasts a beautiful mahogany body, which is accentuated by the brew's haziness. The head formation is abrupt, forming a rocky head that climbs right out of the glass without falling out of it. If at any point your head fades below your liking (a rare scenario,) simply give the glass a good swirl to summon a new one. The only aesthetic quality that could be improved here is a more lively lacing.

S: The bouquet is bold and upfront, with rum, bananas, and clove, all balanced well.

T: Absolutely amazing. Rum, raisins, bananas Foster, and earthy yeast intermingle, producing a piquant harmony of flavors. These yeasty flavors are all present, but not in an overpowering manner. They are just powerful enough to balance out another major flavor, alcohol. Yes, it is perceptible, but in a pleasing manner.

M: Full bodied with a chewy texture, the brew sticks to the palate with such tenacity that even the obscene amount of effervescence is unable to completely wash away the flavor. This, in turn, results in a beautiful lingering aftertaste in which the web of flavors unravels in to single threads.

D: This is THE weizenbock in my book. There are plenty of tasty examples out there, but they hardly compare to the Aventinus. This is a must try.

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Photo of budgood1
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

amazing. pours out an off brown, and after you work up the yeast, it turns a more milky dark tan. the nose is unbelievable...ripe fruit, ripe bananas, clove, some caramel and chocolate malt. an intoxicating wine like aroma to adds to the sensory overload. taste is of caramel apples, with prune, plum, banana and clove on top of a slick, buttery mouthfeel. the addition of all the yeast really expands the taste. some light spicy hops to add an ending crispness. you have reached german beer nirvana. the best of both worlds in a bock and wheat. a perfect selection for the first warm days of spring. outstanding.

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Photo of JoshuaCain
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

it appears a very deep and appealing hazy mahogany brown with a fizzy soda-like head. smells very malty with a little citrus and yeast. taste is a huge surprise, a clove and chocolate concoction with hints of the gum from your Topp's baseball card packs as a kid. its hard to believe that this is 8% abv, it has almost no alcohol presence, even as it warms. top notch.

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Photo of Morris729
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brownish copper color with a huge foamy off-white colored head that eventually dissipates into a creamy and sticky lace. Nose is wonderful overripe banana, clove, and nutmeg with a touch of light caramel. Leaves me almost drooling to take a sip. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Taste is quite fruity with notes of sweet malts, spicy clove, molasses, and a mild alcohol bite that becomes more pronounced as the beer warms. A truly wonderful beer. Perhaps the finest Weizenbock I’ve ever sampled.

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Photo of Parched
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A An translucent brown, pretty much the same color as the bottle. Lacing is minimal but not to the detriment of this lager.

S Truly bread; yeasty and wheaty. Like a craft bread from the olden days. Thought the ball and chain was a-bakin'.

T Outstanding from beginning to end. Malty goodness predominates.

M Substantial and weighty.

D I hope to partake of this beer throughout my time of treading the earth. I must say though, that the Draught House in Austin, TX makes a superior version. But, barring those infrequent excursions Aventinus is the go to representation of the style for those of us committed to home and hearth.

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Photo of GeoffRizzo
4.87/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Deep amber hue, huge rocky, bubbly white head, decent lacing throughout the course of this masterpiece. Fresh fruit, grapes, orange peel, plums, bananas, cloves all grace the nose. Up front, a definitive sweetness, spicy cloves with a gigantic malt back base. The definition of full bodied, toasty and bready flavorings are offered, somewhat acidic, subdued, but revealed alcohol presence. The massively complex flavorings of apple pie, fresh plums, cherries, bananas, hefe-spices, and cloves are all there. Remarkable, world class and superb.

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Photo of pbrian
4.87/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Every time I have this I wonder why I don't stock it more often. Simply a world classic. Take all the properties of your favorite dunkel and combine them with your favorite bock and you'll get close to Aventinus.

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Photo of Neehan
4.87/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A-- Pours a tantalizing bright purple/ruby appearance with a generous, creamy head with minimal lacing that semi-hugs the glass.

S-- sweet, spicy entwined with nutmeg and a hint of grain and a bit of smokiness

T-- again sweet, very clean, cinnamon and more nutmeg, other spices with a smooth finish. This beer boasts the type of complexity that will make you notice something different with each sip.

M-- mild and creamy with spices on the forefront

D-- very easy to drink for a complex brew with its light texture and wonderful taste


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Photo of Doublebass27
4.87/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thin white head with antique bronze coloring.

Smells of banana, chocolate, and even citrus and spice. There is alot going on in this stuff.

Taste is the same as the smell. Not bitter, even though the percentage is 8.2. Very flavorful and smooth to drink. The beer is thick, similar to guinness, but has a completely different taste.

This beer has many flavors and is one of my favorites. Remember, it is a dark beer. So, if you don't like dark beers, this may not be for you.

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Photo of MarkSCCOT
4.87/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 0.5l bottle into a weizen glass.

A. Pours a beautiful brownish amber with a 2 finger brownish white head that slowly diminishes.

S. Fruity and spicy. Deep plum and cherry, clove and cinnamon. This is a great smelling beer. Some alcohol noted.

T. Yeasty with some brown sugar flavors and a clean, smooth finish.

M. Nice smooth body Very full with a light fizz.

D. I can't wait for it to get cold here. This is a great cold weather beer. If you are ever tempted to partake of several HG beers this is the beer!!!

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Photo of MadCat
4.87/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle

Appearance: Hazy dark brown, voluminous tan head that resists dissipation and leaves good lacing

Smell: As soon as I started pouring I smelled ripe bananas. Theres also vanilla, cloves, some chocolate and caramel, and other fruits.

Taste: Complex mix of bananas, vanilla, cloves, chocolate, caramel, other fruits and malts. There is a little nuttiness and a smidge of booze, but there really isn't much in the way of wheat flavors. The yeast is the star here, with the malt backing it up.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, highly carbonated without having a bite, almost creamy consistency

Overall: Fantastic. Completely deserving of its high rank on the top 100 German brews. I would gladly go for another if I had bought more.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.87/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed in October 2004 at the Toronado on tap. Let me start by saying that I have had this beer many a time, but am just getting around to rating it. This is, without a doubt, my favorite current beer. It pours with a huge head and leaves a nice lace while drinking it in my awesome Aventinus glass. The only reason it doesn't get a 5 on appearance is that I compare everything against beers like Westy or Rochefort or the like. The bubbles seemed to be a little large and the lacing wasn't top notch as some beers I have had. The scent is heavenly. Smells of so many different things. Cloves, spices, anise, chocolate, bananas, toffee, port like wine. So many different scents to amaze your nose. Taste is just as good. Mostly I taste the cloves, spices and bananas. Perfect carbonation for this style beer which makes it very smooth going down. The high alcohol content is the only reason it doesn't get a 5 on drinkability. Two of these is plenty for me before it ends being as enjoyable. A really good afterdinner drink if you don't wan't something super sweet like a port, barleywine or eisbock. Can't say enough good things about this beer. Even the price is good. About $3.29 at my local bevmo for a 16.9 oz bottle. I always have at least 4-6 or these on hand at all times. If you see it, you must try it. I deplore you people!!! Buy one...no, buy two because you will be wanting another the minute you finish the first.

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Photo of Ueberales
4.87/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is the mother-of-all Weizenbocks. The classic aroma hints strongly of Weihenstephan yeast. Full-bodied with a strong warming alcohol sensation. At 8% alcohol, this is definitely a strong beer, but the alcohol doesn't overpower the complex fruity malt flavors. Virtually no hop bitterness. Overall, an outstanding doppelbock.

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Photo of steinlifter
4.87/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

poured a hazy brown, thick rich head that retained and left puffy lacing all the way through, smell was, vanilla, slight clove, bread, taste is of clove spice, complex, and delicious! mouthfeel is rich smooth and creamy!, drinkability is excellent, great beer! one of the best, in my opinion! cheers!, MUST TRY!

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Photo of wsouloa
4.87/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is my favorite beer, hands down. I read many of the reviews on Aventinus that talk about how great this beer is on tap. I have unfortunately never had this beer on tap but it is hard to imagine it being more exquisite than it is out of the bottle. I first had this beer at the Silver Swan in New York City while eating wild boar and venison. It is a great beer to accompany a heavy meal. It is a great dark weisse and right after you open the bottle you can smell the distant smells of banana and cloves. Once you taste this beer you will be astounded by the flavor. It is 8% alcohol but goes down smooth and if you aren't careful, after a few you will definitely feel it. I recommend Aventinus to anyone and if anyone knows where I can find it on tap in the NY/NJ area, let me know!

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Photo of RedDiamond
4.87/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is the LOUDEST beer I've ever had. A virtual Rice Krispies of a beer, snapping and crackling with much gusto in the glass. Pours from the bottle racy, soft, and energized. UPS brown with a faded white head and an absolute ass-kicking aroma. The smell reaches out and puts a headlock on your sensibilities. It is oddly cola-like with a vibrant spice rack of fragrances that are both sweet and peppery; perhaps a chocolate-ginger mix though the bottle suggests clove.

The taste grabs the fragrance and accelerates its magnitude. It's like drinking a jigsaw puzzle. Every sip is curious and mysteriously imprecise though in the end it all comes together. A sort of citrus-licorice presence is maintained. It is inexplicably fabulous.

I honestly had no foreknowledge or expectations about this strange wheat doppelbock. It just looked good and it was on sale. It has proven to be an indispensable beer drinking experience I could not otherwise imagine was possible.

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Photo of goindownsouth
4.87/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Many, many thanks to BA "Junior" for his hospitality in offering me this absolute gem... Consumed on 04.02.05...

This brew presented before me in its deep and dark hur with a light head, but one that left a little lacing as I continued on my journey through this brew. The age certainly changed some of the normal alcohol esthers that are in the nose of this brew, but in a very estute way. Both the aroma and flavor were distinct with many, rather complex layers of malty goodness, some spiciness, chocolate covered cherries [perhaps] and raisins or currants [perhaps]. A fantastic brew, and a special one at that... It is hard to make this brew much better, but this has obviously been achieved...


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Photo of mophie
4.87/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Man oh man, what a treat. First off, I love the look: deep caramel, almost brown with an orange tinge, and yeasty cloudiness. Nice, foamy off-white head that dissipates a bit quickly. The smell is unique, not quite a weisse, and not quite a doppel. I swear it smells like a cross between a weisse, a doppel, and, of all things, a Belgian dubbel. Huge fruity flavors, banana and raisins and tropical fruits, with the traditional wheaty clove finish. Quite a bit more tang than a doppel bock! Carbonation is also reminiscent of a Belgian more so than a traditional weisse or doppel due to the bottle fermentation. Despite the 8% abv, I find this to be incredibly drinkable, and not just in cooler temps, either!

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Photo of ummswimmin
4.87/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer is soooo good! I've never had this beer, and it is so easy to get. I should have had this a long time ago.

I drank this out of snifter, and that was a very good decision. It looks really good. It is dark brown with a little bit of red to it. There was a pertty decent amount of foam on this beer.

It smelled great as well. I got raisin and plum from the aroma on this beer. It smells sweet.

The flavors are even more thorough. It is complex, heavy, and well balanced.

I'll definitely pick this up the next time I'm out.

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Photo of techdiver
4.88/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy dark brown with massive head that dissipates slowly leaving a solid quarter inch cap.

Ripe fruit and banana to the nose.

Banana, wheat, ripe fruit, mild hops, caramelized malt, and chocolate in taste. A more flavorful and robust weizen.

Medium mouthfeel due to the great carbonation.

Great drinkability, ABV may limit some, the taste is so welcoming.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 2,056 ratings.