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

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3,934 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,934
Reviews: 2,038
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 250
Gots: 335 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
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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Photo of ThatWineGuy
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Prune colour, almost opaque in the glass with inspired carbonation, a two finger off white / tan head reduced but stuck around with decent lacing. Smell was banana, spice, cloves, chocolate cake. Big alcohol matched by big taste and mouthfeel, substantial body, a bit of citrus wanting to come through, overall refreshing impression. The alcohol was quite well integrated to begin with but; with warming, it took on a sherry-like warmth and texture. Nice malty impressions, some bitter chocolate, all in all well balanced for a big beer. This beer is probably not for novices, I recall having it for the first time a bit over a year ago and I was a little swept away by it. This time, I appreciated the unravelling of different layers of spice, chocolate, malt and wheat that made it well worth drinking slowly, which I suppose is warranted with the large alcohol presence. I could do with another of these, highly recommended provided you don't rush it along too much.

Photo of Pauly2X
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Massive three finger head, effervescent deep amber body.

S- Banana, clove and sweet deep caramel malts.

T- Solid caramel maltiness with tons of spicy yeast character. Although the yeast character dominates it plays very well with the solid malty backbone. A slight alcohol note is noticeable into the finish.

M- Slightly fizzy, like a good weissbier should be.

D- These go down great.

Worthy of is following. A great beer to reach for when you want something different.

Photo of bigdeuce
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a really interesting beer. It reminds me of a cross between a dunkelweizen and a belgian strong dark ale. Very fruity like a belgian and pours a belgian-style head. Not much lacing down the glass, but who cares, the taste is phenomenal. Cherries, plums, and bananas seep through. Heavy alcohol warms in this well balanced brew. This beer attacks your taste buds. An outstanding beer, without a doubt.

Photo of willjschmidt
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into the appropriate Aventinus glass.

A: Pours a medium brown with reddish tint. Nice sized white head.

S: Apple cider, a bit of chocolate, some spice in there as well. A slight whiff of alcohol.

T: Very complex. Lots of different flavors layered in there. Dark fruits such as figs and plums. The apple is there in the flavor as well. A hint of light chocolate. Spices with clove standing out. A decent does of booze in the finish with rum coming through in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, high carbonation.

D: A very big tasty wheat beer. Very complex and quite delicious.

Photo of eclipse54
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 500 mL bottle from the Boise Co-op, bottled in 11/2011. I've had this one plenty of times before, but an finally getting around to reviewing it. Poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a brown, mahogany color with over an inch of fluffy, light khaki head; moderate retention and a small amount of lacing.

The aroma is of clove, wheat, banana, light lemon and orange citrus, some caramel, date, raisin, and even a bit of toasted sugar. Regardless, the more traditional wheat and clove aromas dominate the nose.

The flavor brings out similar notes, with more emphasis on the caramel and darker fruits. A bit of apple pulls through, and there’s still the noticeable lemon and orange citruses. Banana, clove, wheat, straw, and a bit of earthen grass are all present as well.

Mouthfeel is relatively light bodied and very lively from the carbonation. A refreshingly clean finish keeps one coming back, and the absence of alcohol from the flavor or finish is also commendable.

Overall, a great weizenbock made even better by its wide availability and relative affordability. Being a bit more of an obscure style, I can’t say I’ve yet tasted a better one.

Photo of Toddv29424
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was suprised to see how dark the color of this beer is. The smell is also much different than I expected, much more carmel and fruity than I guessed. But the best thing about this beer is the taste. The fruits come through strong, but dissapear a little too quickly. It reminds me a lot of Hoegaarden Forbidden Fruit in that they are infusing many tastes together. It almost creates a wine-like idea. Very Pleased.

Photo of WWWade
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured this into a goblet and was immediately impressed. Dark deep red brown that is thick. A small, off-white head that lasted for a few minutes.

S - Spicy cloves and plumbs

T - you taste the dark malts at first followed by a barrage of sweet fruits (plumb, banana, and cherry) that do not overpower the mouth.

M - smooth and full

D - a great beer that I think almost everyone, despite beer preference, should enjoy. No lie, It ALMOST reminds me of a dry champagne.

Photo of goschool
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The pour is orange, closing in on lavender. The head seems small for a weizen, although this does have more alcohol then the average hefe, leaving minimal lacing. It's got the phenols and esters as expected- a malty nose with bananas and cloves. The taste has plenty yeast, spice, fruit (in addition to bananas), and roasty wheat malts. The 8% abv is more detectable then you would think, but this is still mighty easy to drink.

Photo of cagocubs
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A cloudy carmel to tobacco brown with a nice thick ivory/white head that lingers and leaves great lacing.

S: Earthy smell with dark fruit tones and roasted malt scent.

T: Packs a punch with expansive flavor. Hints of toasty malts, prune of fig, with hints of a sweet taste. The alcohol is masked well, but still very present which bringss out the spice.

M: Medium body with a smooth flow.

D: I found this to have a good drinkability but in moderation as the alcohol content packs a punch. Very flavorful and interesting to drink.

Photo of woemad
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle purchased at Jum's Homebrew in Spokane for $3.30.

Poured a dark orangy amber color, with a huge, uneven off-white head that took its time dissipating.

Smell was of wheat (duh) coupled with the aroma of cloves. There's also a little bit of caramelish sweetness.

Taste was of wheat, but not a dominant hefeweizen wheatiness. This wheat taste mingles with a malty sweetness and a clove-cinammon spiciness. There is a very slight hoppy crispness in the finish, but it is very subdued in comparison to what came before it. The abv is not noticeable at all.

Mouthfeel is moderately thick, but not as thick as I thought it would be, being a "wheat-doppelbock". Neverthelss it is a little bit filling.

This is a very drinkable beer. I would not hesitate to have one in the future. It might be a little bit much for someone to have repeated pints of, however. There's a reason few bars have doppels on tap. This is a good thing. Something 8%abv that goes down this easy should have some sort of arresting effect.

Photo of johnmichael712
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First, let me warn you: this is one super carbonated beer. As soon as I popped off the bottle cap the head began to rise inside the bottle and I quickly had to grab my glass to save myself from a mess. So, consider yourself warned.

Appearance: Poured out of a 500 ml (16.9 ounces my calculator tells me) bottle into a Paulaner weizen glass. This beer pours a very dark golden brown color with an enormous off-white head. Once I swirl the remainder of the beer inside the bottle and add it to my glass a heavy amount of yeast sediment can be seen floating in the beer. Holding this beer up to a light reveals an absolutely insane amount of carbonation bubble rising from the bottom of the glass, and it reminds me of those thermal vents on the ocean floor you see videos of. The head looks very soft and pillowy and lingers for a long time, but surprisingly leaves no lace on the glass.

Smell: The nose of this beer showcases its very strong phenol aroma with bananas and apples being the most prominent. There is also a strong clove presence, along with hints of crystal malts and light brown sugar. The nose is fairly reminiscent of spiced apple cider, but with a much stronger malt presence.

Taste: This beer starts off with a strong amount of sweetness and yeasty, bready, malty flavors; moves to a complex fruitiness and spiciness; then fades to a rich, syrupy sweetness at the end intertwined with a moderate amount of alcohol flavor. Along the way there are notes of banana, clove, and vanilla, along with a slight hint of chocolate from the malts. The finish brings the clove phenols to the forefront, along with a pleasant warming effect from the alcohol. The spiciness and warmth of the finish would make this a good winter beer for when you're sitting in front of a fire.

Mouthfeel: This beer is medium bodied with a good amount of creaminess and carbonation. Unlike some of the other reviews, however, I don't think this beer is too carbonated for the style or too carbonated to adversely affect the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Despite the fact that the alcohol is faintly present in the finish it is in no way overpowering, and this is one highly drinkable beer. This beer has all the drinkability of a good Dunkleweisse but a much stronger malt flavor. All of this adds up to make for one great beer.

Notes: BJCP history for this style tells me that "Aventinus, the world's oldest top-fermented wheat doppelbock, was created in 1907 at the Weisse Brauhaus in Munich using the 'Méthode Champenoise' with fresh yeast sediment on the bottom. It was Schneider's creative response to bottom-fermenting doppelbocks that developed a strong following during these times", and I feel blessed to be able to drink "the original". Whether or not that means this is the best is up for debate, but only time (and me drinking more Weizenbocks) will tell. If you're a big fan of wheat beers or of any of the similar styles, be sure to give this one a try.

Photo of drabmuh
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle served in a wheat beer glass. Beer is dark brown with thick white head. Head persists and leaves lacing as it falls away and the beer is drank. Carbonation steady and moderate.

Strong banana aroma (really strong). Malt and wheat character in the aroma as well. A very pleasing and inviting beer.

This is one of my favorite beers. The flavor is sweet, there is no hop bitterness. You can pick up a little bit of sweetness from alcohol on the front end, but its not warming. Malt character makes the beer full bodied, thick, and hits the midpalate nicely. Drinkability is high, but due to high alcohol and overall heaviness of the beer, a slight deduction. I love this beer.

Photo of Knapp85
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured out as a really muddy looking brown color with a big fluffy tan colored head. The lacing looked promising and stuck around for most of the beer. The smell of this beer was really nice, had some soft wheat aromas mixed with some dark fruits and some spice. The taste of the beer was really great too, the flavors of clove and banana, sweet dried dark fruits and a nice wheat backbone. The beer is pretty light feeling despite the color. Overall I wasn't expecting to enjoy this beer as much as I did! What a nice surprise here. Can't wait to drink it again.

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Patrick999
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an appropriate weizen glass, big beautiful dark amber, head that won't quit.

Smell is some caramel malts...and maybe my nose is all screwed up, but do I smell freshly cut grass? I could swear that I do, but maybe my nose is having an off-day. All in all, muted, but nice-smelling.

Taste is of lightly burnt caramel and a grassy hop; some good banana esters make their presence known. A little creamy in feel. Really sits quite light on the palate, which I view as a major feat considering this beer's strength. Indeed, the mouthfeel is nearly unrivaled.

This shouldn't be sessionable at all at this strength, but it damn well feels that way. File under "Dangerous Beer." This one's a winner.

Edit: I have to amend my review. My nose was really screwed up the day of my first tasting of this; this is very aromatic. I get a MUCH stronger nose of a woody raisin, very, very nice!

Photo of PopeJonPaul
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This must be a rare case finding this stuff on tap - I just started getting Aventinus on tap at Mugs Alehouse in Brooklyn and I've never seen it tapped anywhere else before. I have to admit I prefer it on tap over bottled (though Aventinus Wheat is still one of my favorites in the bottle.) The color (deep brown) and flavor (fruity with a bit of cloves) are still excellent. I think the tap controls the carbonation better, cutting the head down, making it a bit heavier and giving it an even smoother mouthfeel and drinkability than the bottle. Feels a bit more like a 8.0 ABV beer on tap, and it will catch up to you after the second 16oz one, believe me.

Photo of Spacegrass
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in a Moose Drool glass, which is fairly similar to the Aventinus glass they serve these in at Weisse's Brauhaus in Munich.

A- Dark brown in the thicker part of the glass, burgundy/dark amber in the thinner part. Carbonation coming up the glass like in a Hefeweizen, with a giant fluffy head. Bits of lacing stay behind.

S- Pungent sweet banana freshness. Very balanced. Easy on the nose. Slight alcohol bite.

T- Similar to a Hefeweizen in many ways, but of course darker and with hints of alcohol. Leaves a lingering sweet banana aftertaste that keeps you happy for long time.

M- Carbonation throughout but not overwhelming. Smooth. Sits well on the tongue. I would say the high alcohol and sweetness detract slightly as you finish the sip, but then it finishes calm.

D- A great beer, very drinkable but I start feeling full of malts and sugar after a while.

Photo of RattleheadKV2
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml Euro style bottle, into a Unibroue tulip.

Appearance: Pours a dark murky brown, with about 2-3 fingers worth of off-white head, that disipates rather quickly, but leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: Tons of dark fruits; plums, raisins, figs. A nice healthy dose of a biscuity malt character follows the fruits.

Taste: Similar to the smell, with the dark fruit flavors coming though staring at the beginning, with the sweet bready malts coming in to round things out a bit at the end.

Mouthfeel: Rich and thick, though it still has a nice crisp, clean finish, that keeps you wanting more.

Overall: Very good brew. Never had a Wheat Dopplebock before, but this one stands up to the best Dopplebocks I've had. Very sweet, but not cloyingly so, just a very well balanced high gravity brew.

Photo of HopheadEd
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has been at my favorite bar for a while, and I'm just trying it now, a cold, damp rainy October night, instead of the summer. What the hell was I waiting for?! Tuesday night special; wings. Beer to go with that; a Wheat Doppelback.
I never put the two together.
Pours a dark brown with the usual high off white head that lasts through the glass. Aromas of the usual Hefe- but with a more pronounced malt nose, not the usual banana/clove. An excelent beer with the meal I was having, thirst quenching. I will try it again without the meal.

Photo of dpodratsky3
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle poured into chalice
Wrapped in paper that says brewed in 2003

A: Super fizzy head, very soda like, doesn't look as dark as cola, but a true brown color, almost like a tootsie roll, not much real head

S: Nice and complex without being too heavy, definite chocolate aroma, adds a good base sweetness to it, bananas make an appearance on top of that, mild spice notes, definitely has settled down from the age, not super spicy and bold, but very nice

T: Has that sweet background malt note again that is similar to smell but not distinctly chocolate here, almost like a dark sugary/molassesy fruit, way more acidity than smell, spices are much more evident, still not super strong though, banana also, clove is there, still retains fruitiness of a weizen, just darker

M: Very light, carbonation is fairly high, I like that it is not heavy

D: High, easy to drink just like a hefeweizen, but has the deliciousness of a darker beer, complex, but still easy

Notes: I have only had a couple of weizenbocks before and I wasn't overly impressed. I'm glad that I finally tried a beer that does this style justice. It is great to see such good flavor profiles. It has all those light characteristics that you expect from a wheat beer, but nice, dark, and complex. Highly recommended.

Photo of gonzo138
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a hazy brownish red color with a tan colored head that retains okay but sticks very nicely to the side of my weizen glass

S- full rich malty sweetness, accompanied by a fruity sweetness, and a bit of that hefe wheat spiciness

T- deep rich malty sweetness at first along with an almost candy like sweetness, followed by a bannana clove spiciness near the finish

M- full rich body and good carbonation

D- absolutely love this one, had it many a time, cant believe this is the first time i'm reviewing it, would absolutely freak out if I could find this on tap somewhere

Photo of ShadesOfGray
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Unibroue tulip glass. Pours hazy brownish caramel color with a an off-white frothy head that has pretty good retention. Leaves a pretty sticky and creamy lacing around the glass.

Aroma is very sweet and pleasant. Tons of fruits, spices...caramel, and booze. This surprises me, I thought German beers were only brewed with the 4 main ingrediants of beer. Overall, this beer smells awesome and my mouth is watering!

Medium-semi complex body...WOW! This beer has really impressed me, I didn't see this coming. Clean and crisp, yet ever so creamy and smooth! Carbonation is just right, on the higher side. Beer really reminds me of a great Belgian tripel, rather than a Doppelbock. Tons of fruit flavors, Belgian like-yeasts, malty. Either way, it's very, very good! For 8% ABV, it actually feels like more...but at the same time, extremely drinkable! A little bit of a nut flavor as it warms up. Overall-GREAT beer! A must try!

Photo of photomike
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A minimal head dies quickly (and very loudly) down to almost nothing, which eventually disappears to absolutely nothing, leaving me with a murky, brown, muddy looking beer. Clarifies as it warms. Not the best looking, I have to say. Though I haven't had too many Weizenbocks, I have to say that Vitus (its closest competitor in my mind and the BA ratings) is a much better looking beer.

I must say that Aventinus wins on smell between those two, however. Intoxicatingly sweet malt with heavy clove background. Lots of spice here. A little bit of banana, tangerine sweetness and maybe some mango. Alcohol detectable if you really get deep down in there. A beautiful array of smells.

An outstanding flavor. Sweet and tart, with abundant spices and fleshy citrus fruits. Tropical bananas and fresh mangoes as well. You know how fresh mango can have that kind of peppery, spicy taste? I get a bit of that. A very slight roastiness and alcohol at the finish as the beer approaches room temperature.

The mouthfeel on this is similar to Vitus as well. It starts out a bit too carbonated for my liking, but as it sits, the carbonation develops into a pleasant effervescence. A nice burn when you hold it in your mouth. Creamy slickness, and a nice full body.

I love the 500ml size for this one. Just the right amount to give me a good buzz without going overboard.

Overall, this is an excellent beer, and is just about even with Vitus in my book. My ratings for the two show Vitus to be the clear preference, but its not as clear cut. The appearance is where this brew really suffers, and kinda drags down my rating.

I quite enjoy this, but since Vitus is cheaper and more readily available, I will pick it up more often. I think I prefer it slightly anyway.

Photo of mjl21
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml (16.9 fl. oz.) bottle poured into a weizen glass. Comes in at 8.2%. Bottling code of 09.012 1-3
0779 2823

A-When poured, it closely resembles the color of cola. It is very hazy when put up to the light. Off a very delicate pour, it has a massive 3.5 finger off-white head that slowly goes to two fingers before finally resting at a one finger layer. Tons of bubbles rise up from the bottom.

S-Clove, wheat, and banana are definitely noticeable, but dark stone fruits lead the way in the aroma category.

T-The sweet dark stone fruits hit first. The clove really makes itself present as it goes down. Various afterstates arise including some bubblegum as well as a peppery, spicy bite. As it warms the banana flavors really jump out.

M-Medium to heavy bodied. The massive head results in a creamy texture and the carbonation results in a nice prickly feel on the tongue.

D-Deceptively drinkable. Knowing the higher abv on this one limits its drinkability, but if I was not told how strong it was, I could easily knock back a few.

A great beer that frequently is an impulse buy when I go beer shopping. One of these days I need to go and pick up the official Aventinus glass to give this beer its proper due.

Photo of flannelman808
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Medium brown, light to medium opacity, and a hint of a reddish purple hue. Mother of pearl colored head tops off the beer and has good retention. No lacing to speak of.

S: Dark fruit (notably Date and Fig) jump forth along with banana and spice. I also get something like a marshmellow like quality is in the air as well.

T: So balanced this beer has lots to say and yet its difficult to say anything right off the bat. Soft spicy balanced flavors develop slowly, leading to some fruity notes (subtle banana and fig). All of these are finished with an almost citric like tang. A classic for sure...

M: subtle carbonic tang

D: High

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,934 ratings.