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

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Ratings: 4,057
Reviews: 2,068
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 265
Gots: 402 | FT: 5
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Germany

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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Ratings: 4,057 | Reviews: 2,068
Photo of LoblawBeer
4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Warm, comforting brown. Similar to apple cider. With a perfect pour, the once settled yeast explodes through the glass and leaves a nice, foamy head.

S - Banana, clove, citrus

T - Smooth malty taste with a complex blend of citrus notes. Perfection!

M/F - Has a thick consistency for a wheat beer. The residuum allows the flavor to stay in your mouth longer.

D - This beer is easy to drink and enjoy. For me, it's more of a summer/early fall beer. That said, I would never turn one down.

Photo of acelin
4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from the euro-brown bottle into a weizen glass.

Appeared pretty typical for a dark wheat beer. In appearance it was a dark brown, not completely opaque with a cream colored head. The head dissipated quickly, but this may have been due to the beer's age.

Aventinus has a smell of banana and strong smells of wheat. There was a good amount of yeast at the bottom of the bottle. beautiful figs, sugar, clove, alcohol, and malt. Wonderful beer.

In the delicious taste department, this beer takes the cake. It's like cake in that it's sweet, bready, some rye, figs, plums, a little rum or chicory, banana, clove, coriander, and caramel. It's incredible. It's my favorite beer. I'd love to see an even bigger, americanized version.

The mouthfeel was perfect, and the drinkability was amazing. Super creamy, super thick, so moist and delicious. Most drinkable dark beer I've ever had.

Photo of jeffmonarch
4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

500 ml bottle 2003 edition in an Aventinus Weizen glass.

A - This is a gorgous beer. Constant carbonation keeping the head going. Nice amber brown with sedement still floating around.

S - Sweet, fruity bliss. You can smell the wheat slightly under the massive fruit scents.

T - Oh My GOD! Can I post that? Immediately the carbonation hits the roof of your mouth and the sweet fruity flavor of the beer attacks your tongue. While it washes back to your throat for the swallow and finish your mouth won't allow you to stop, it wants more, keep it flowing. It's heavenly.

M - I don't know what to say that I haven't already. You finally pull it away and it stays, lingers, and tingles in your mouth. The sweet fruit slowly fades away.

D - Don't buy just one. Pick up a few. Age them if you can. In April of 2006 I did a sample of these from 1999, 2000 and 2001. Those I had aged for a couple of years after I bought them. They were amazing. The 2000 was my favorite. With age everything got more powerful and had more bite. The other thing I will suggest is to have the Aventinus glassware. I have had this in a snifter, pint glass and it's own Weizen glass and it's glass make all the difference.

Buy this beer. Buy a couple. Age some from multiple years.

Photo of natelocc787
4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of the best beers I have ever had and I've had many.

This came from Germany? Wow the smells pop out at you-the aroma is big and it's powerful like you would expect from a wheat beer. Red grapes, plums, dates and yeast. Smell is outstanding and welcoming.

Taste is like a fruity belgian dark ale but with the consistency and mouthfeel of a Bock. Very fruity-light and dark with spices like cloves and coriander. Reminds me of a Unibroue 17 but with an emphasis on dark fruits and less spiciness. Apricots, raisin and plum truffles.

Mouthfeel is incredible. Very quenching, very tasty. The beer is dark and the abv is high but the body is light and fluffy .

This beer is well balanced and world class. I can drink it at any occasion and it is worth the buy in any environment, any season.

A+++.

Photo of zeledonia
4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled January 2011, I believe. Enjoyed 2 December 2011, reviewed from notes.

Pours a deep dark brown, much darker than I expected. Clear at the edges, and light reveals a chocolate brown color with reddish highlights. Massive creamy yellow-tan head, very slowly relaxes to a nice cap. Little lacing

Smell is deep, smooth, and delicious. It starts out powerfully yeasty and bready, but as the head relaxes, the sweeter malts come through. Brown sugar, figs, and a touch of cocoa. So much going on, and all in perfect balance.

Waves of flavor flooding through one after another. Starts out rather light and wheaty, then a load of sugary fruity malts come pouring in. A pinch of clove comes through late, adding yet another layer to the already complex flavor.

This has one of the most unique mouthfeels I've ever encountered, and it's exquisite. It's surprisingly light for such a strong beer, and the carbonation is incredibly buoyant. The beer feels like it fluffs up in the mouth, becoming spongy and foamy, carrying the flavors away. Magnificent. I'd give it a 6 if I could.

The key word for this beer is depth. It has so much, in the appearance, the smell, and the taste. And despite all that, it has a refreshingly light mouthfeel that keeps it from being burdensome or weighty. A very impressive beer.

Photo of BeerBard
4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perhaps the finest German beer I can buy bottled in Austin...who doesn't need to have an exceptional beer handy for those special occasions?
O.K.
I'm drinking this side-by-side with my second most favorite beer in the world...a bottled Andechs Dopplebock (my favorite is the draft dopplebock from the monastery in Bavaria).
The smell is wonderful...
The head's still there after 20 minutes...
I'm savouring the comparison...making it last. The head's still there...
The banana-rum bread description just before this one is very fitting. Throw in some raisons and maple syrup and you have it a bit closer....very sweet. VEEERY LOOOONNGGGG mouthfeel....as long as it gets with any beer I've ever had.
It's a wonderful thing...the only reason I don't drink it more regularly is to keep trying other beers and because beer drinkin' is like wearing clothes...how often do you wear your favorite shirt?
Anyone who loves rich alcohol-laden and flavor packed beers must try an Aventinus. You will not regret it, even if you don't love it as much as I.

Photo of doho95fu
4.85/5  rDev +12%
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.

Photo of bareju
4.85/5  rDev +12%
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.

Photo of unclejimbay
4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Aventinus
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.

Photo of ToddT
4.85/5  rDev +12%
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.

Photo of herbg
4.85/5  rDev +12%
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.

Photo of Avagadro
4.85/5  rDev +12%
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.

Photo of budgood1
4.85/5  rDev +12%
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.

Photo of JoshuaCain
4.85/5  rDev +12%
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.

Photo of Morris729
4.85/5  rDev +12%
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.

Photo of Parched
4.85/5  rDev +12%
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.

Photo of GeoffRizzo
4.87/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

Photo of pbrian
4.87/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

Photo of Neehan
4.87/5  rDev +12.5%
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

Wow.

Photo of Doublebass27
4.87/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

Photo of MarkSCCOT
4.87/5  rDev +12.5%
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!!!

Photo of MadCat
4.87/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

Photo of GClarkage
4.87/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

Photo of Ueberales
4.87/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

Photo of steinlifter
4.87/5  rDev +12.5%
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!

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 4,057 ratings.