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

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser AventinusSchneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus

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96
world-class

3,338 Ratings
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98
world-class

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Ratings: 3338
Reviews: 1963
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.68%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 3,338 | Reviews: 1,963 | Show All Ratings:
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marc77

California

4.8/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The garnet hued, slightly chill - hazed bubbly brew is topped by a dense, creamy and smooth off - white head. The combination of banana esters, toasty munich malt, subtle chocolately notes and dark caramel is reminescent of a banana split topped with chocolate syrup and roasted pine nuts. The overall flavor is incredibly smooth, sweet and is comprised of a fine melange of wheat tartness and residual and caramel malt sweetness... The fruitiness from the yeast adds complexity yet doesn't detract from the mellow chocolate notes. Full in body and quite rich, but there is nothing cloying overall at all in this fine brew. Flavorwise, this brew truly exhibits a fine balance between the rich, melanoidin qualities of a doppelbock and the lighter yet complex fruity notes of a German wheat. The finish is sweet, a bit tart, but an enjoyable dark Munich malt toastiness lingers. Smooth, satisifying, alcohol warmth coats the throat several seconds after the sip is done. Aventinus Wheat Doppelbock is an absolutely rich, delicious, yet highly drinkable brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2002 19:10:40 | More by marc77
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BeerManDan

California

5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely heaven. The taste of banana's and clove's are well balanced. I have never tasted a wheat dopplebock like this. First impression was like tasting heaven, smooooth and velvety. Absolutely the best wheat dobblebock I've tried this decade. Everytime I've tried it, it's still number one.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2002 13:58:11 | More by BeerManDan
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Suds

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a wonderful beer. The aroma is an experience in itself. Over-the-top Yeast, clove, spice, banana: Extreme Weiss. The beer has a soft, dark brown color with a huge tan head that lasts through the bottom of the glass. Smooth, velvety mouthfeel. Not much alcohol taste despite the 8%, but there is a nice warming effect. I loved every sip of this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2002 17:38:26 | More by Suds
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DarthMalt

Virginia

3.05/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

7/17/02
What's the deal with making dark wheat beers? Aren't they supposed to be light and refreshing?
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CAVEAT: Not my Style

Translucent amber, with a quick, foam-rubber looking head. Tart clove nose with a deep alcohol scent, kind of reminds me of Chimay Belgians.

Definite wood tones in the mid-taste, tangy throughout, and finishes on the dry side.

Good Beer. I could live on it.

Who's the monk-looking dude?

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2002 21:25:33 | More by DarthMalt
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Longstaff

Massachusetts

4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The pinnacle of wheat beers. This classic became a favorite of mine since my first sip over a year ago and still is. Head froths up even with a gentle pour and is hard to contain in the glass. Delicate brownish color and hints of banana fruitiness in the nose. Banana-clove, chocolate, caramel, and alcohol flavors all mingle together and is offset with just the right amounts of hops to subdue the sweetness of the malt. Has a creamy mouthfeel from the yeast and is much easier to drink than the 8% abv suggests. IMO, the world's greatest beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2002 09:09:08 | More by Longstaff
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inebrius

Michigan

4.97/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Looks like a pilsener shaped tootsie roll with a bone white beard in the glass. A cream puff doused in a pear and brandy sauce might smell something like Aventinus. Still a hefeweiss, but a hefeweiss with a serious malt base. The malt is kept in check with bittering hops while the typical hefe lip-smacking tartness asserts itself by stepping all over spicy clove toes. A myriad of flavors compound to make this one outstanding brew. If you like hefeweissbiers, than I beseech you, try an Aventinus.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2002 07:46:56 | More by inebrius
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jackndan

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Weiss Doppelbock: Good looking, nice smelling, but man that Weiss/yeast flavor is over the top. It was just too much for me, as I’m not a huge fan of the style, but if you are, this is the one to go to. It is the Weiss beer on steroids.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2002 19:57:28 | More by jackndan
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mophie

Delaware

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2002 17:12:46 | More by mophie
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A chill-hazed amber-orange appearance with carbonation evident. Very nice clove and nutmeg on the nose. Tangy wheat malt aroma also present. What strikes me on first tasting are 2 things: One, this is a very easy drinking beer foe 8% a/v. Two, this isn't overly sweet like I was expecting. On the buds, you get some of your typical weizen characteristics: Phenol, Clove, Vanilla and Banana. The phenolic character is really kept in check nicely. Must be some nice hopping in this brew to keep what could be a very sweet beer (and style) from becoming too sweet. Was surprised I never tasted the alcohol in this one. Great brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2002 22:03:51 | More by Bighuge
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ADR

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark caramel color, medium bubbled thick head that is charged from bottle fermentation. Slightly marmalade and malty aroma. Nice smell...Deep maple, raisins, and spice flavors, fades just about perfectly. Just a touch of wheat acidity. Nice medium body that's not at all sticky. Finishes as diminished spicy and raisiny, not cloying, adding to drinkability. Dang fine brew here.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2002 07:07:37 | More by ADR
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budgood1

Minnesota

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2002 15:31:02 | More by budgood1
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StevieW

Florida

4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer really impressed me. Dark amber brown with a big white foamy head. Thick rich taste and feel for a wheat. Heavy yeast flavor, almost chewy, but delicious. Hints of roasted malt and nutty as well. Is there brown sugar in this ? It tasted great. 8% ABV warms you quickly, but easy to drink. 1/2 hour after drinking, I was wishing for more. I only had one bottle, comes in a basic brown bottle with a purple label. A beer worthy of a national championship game or a holiday meal !

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2002 06:57:43 | More by StevieW
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ZAP

Minnesota

4.97/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reminds me a lot of the Hacker Pschorr Weiss Dark that is my favorite summer brew....Really charged up on the pour..bubbly head settles down quickly....The aroma is what I would expect of a dark wheat...banana, cloves...citrus..brown and cloudy in color, this is one tasty beverage...sweet and fruity...plums..banana's...oranges...covered in brown sugar...an excellent beer. One of the finest I have tasted for this style.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2002 22:07:47 | More by ZAP
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hooligan

Florida

3.55/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thick head with lacy bubbles on a hazy caramel colored beer. Strong straw-like yeasty smell, laced with plums, banana, and rum-alcohol. Thick and syrupy on the palate, with a strong earth yeast character, rich sugary plum, and heavy alcohol. Almost no bitterness of hops. Thick on the mouth, with a near perfect carbonation. All in all, perhaps a little sweet for me, a very very good beer, but a tad sweet.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2002 10:06:56 | More by hooligan
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pbrian

Connecticut

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2002 09:06:26 | More by pbrian
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

fantastic beer, great drinkability, especially for a winters night, fantastic drop, lots of banana, clove, chocolate and even a bit of spice and some dark fruit, moderately acidic bitter finish, pretty good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2002 18:32:49 | More by rastaman
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A gift from the gods ... I love having this with some stilton and rye bread. Now that is sheer heaven.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2001 22:57:07 | More by Jason
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John

New York

4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A very easy drinking 8%. Nice chocolate and roasted malt, trace alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2001 09:18:58 | More by John
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mattmaples

Oregon

4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A wondrous spicy / fruity dark wheat. If I want wheat I would go for this beer every time.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2001 23:20:45 | More by mattmaples
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BKotch

Texas

4.95/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Are there any others like it? Banana, clove, bubble gum -- all the classic weisse flavors -- plus caramel and a strong alcohol kick. Very effervescent. I love it.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2001 18:41:59 | More by BKotch
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 1 pint plus .9 fl. oz. tapered bottle with a cool purple, gold and white label. "Germany's Original Wheat-Doppelbock, Ale." No freshness date seen.

Appearance: Comparable colour to a Double Bock though even deeper and thicker shades of brown from the cloudiness, thin off white lace that has a creamy look to it.

Smell: Ripe fruit is dominant with caramel undertones, almost rum like. Soft spicy clove with hints of caramelized plantains, alcoholic esters are noticeable.

Taste: Mildly crisp carbonation from a stiff pour into the glass, creamy and syrupy thick mouth feel within the full body. Snappy and tingling, parading a clean bite from some spicy clove and sweetish alcohol that leans toward a fruity rum character. Hop bitterness is minute as well as the flavour. Gentle hints of chocolate and chicory and to the complex flavour, finish cleans up a bit from the warming alcohol, nutty yeast and husky grain.

Notes: A massive wheat brew that is unsurpassed by any other of its kind. Unpasteurized, unfiltered, top fermented and original bottle fermentation. The yeast in this brew, make the brew. After pouring, there was enough yeast to begin propagation. This is by far one of the best bock beers tasted to date.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2001 00:00:01 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on-tap at Ancora New Orleans. Served in a New Belgium goblet.

A- Pours a reddish light brown color with a full two finger head that retains well before decaying to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a thick, melty ring behind.

S- Bright banana notes combined with some Candi sugar and rich yeast. Slight trace of booze.

T- The malty sweetness provides a nice counterbalance to the alcohol with dark fruit notes and more banana from the yeast. There's also some spice and caramel.

M- Slightly syrupy but has that refined, somewhat crisp lager feel with medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- When you want a nice change of pace from all the popular American styles, a world class weizenbock can sure hit the spot.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2013 01:14:48 | More by Immortale25
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magictacosinus

California

4.74/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured on tap at the Albany Taproom, served in a Delirium Tremens tulip glass. Review is from my notes.

Pours a murky, cloudy, and quite yeasty looking brownish, yet lightly tanned, caramel filled residue. Honestly, that's the best way I can describe this thing, because it's by far one of the most notoriously ugly beers I've ever seen from Germany. At the same time, it wins me over with its rustic appearance, and while this didn't produce any major or significant head here (other than about a finger, which fades away eventually), it is viscous and thick unlike any weizenbock - or, hell, any *wheat* beer - I've ever had. Alcohol legs are massive. Carbonation looks decent at best. The inner glowing amber hue in between the darkened murkiness is definitely unique. Not the cutest kid on the block, but definitely the toughest in its realm.

The aroma is by far one of a kind here, bringing forward all of the greatest aspects of both weizenbocks and doppelbocks, with some new additions to the table. Right at the front, I get juicy, booze-soaked notes of raisins, bananas, plums, apricots, grapes, and also awash with a variety of fresh, earthy, pungent spices ranging from the obvious clove notes, to rosemary, and definitely a hint of pepper at the finish. Everything then melds quite beautifully into an array of toasted, succulent, and fresh wheat malts and toasted grains to create a hearty smell indeed. No noticeable alcohol on the nose, and no significant bitterness. Very pleasant to whiff on, as these aromas all come in spades, only to be coated by the wheat and yeasty feel. Pretty much transcends the style at hand here... Absolutely one of a kind.

Yes, as expected at the aroma, this is very delicious. Huge notes of caramelized bananas, accompanied by raisins, a dried plum finish, and coated with fresh, dank clove, faint ginger, nutmeg, toffee, and toasted breadiness. Again, this being pretty much a hybrid of two styles known for big recipes, I expected to get the best of both worlds here. However, this does drink far more like weizenbock than a doppelbock overall, as is not nearly as spicy or filled with that faint smoky malty flavor that can make them more challenging to drink. Rather, it is presented with a juicy, thickened, yet crisp body of a hefeweizen, yet packed with all kinds of flavors that breeze by, rather than assault the palate. Carbonation is not as present as desired, but this is thick enough to make up for it. I'd imagine if this went flat that it'd become a syrupy, sweetened conundrum, but at that point, I'd say to use it for a cooking recipe. For a beer this strong and varied in flavors, I drank this way too fast due to the near perfection in balancing it all out and presenting it in a silky manner - but it was completely worth it.

This is definitely one of the most complex, mass-produced recipes out of Germany, and it's clear where it gets its praise from. Tons of well balanced, juicy flavors, and delicious bready and yeasty characteristics that further enhance them. Absolutely an easy beer to drink with its crisp, smoothened body, and at 8.2%, a dangerous choice at that. This is definitely something I'll treat myself more often to from time to time. Fantastic stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2013 16:24:22 | More by magictacosinus
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Beric

Indiana

4.79/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Serving: On-tap at the original Weisses Bräuhaus in downtown Munich. 500 mL pour.
Served: June 2012

Appearance: Dark brown and hazy, actually not the prettiest beer. Sometimes you get hints of a ruby or grey depending on the lighting. Like wheat beers, this one has a nice, two finger head on it that sticks around for quite a while.

Smell: Smells fruity and sweet- hints of raisins, dates, molasses, and other syrupy smells. Definitely seems complex and invites a taste.

Taste: Absolutely incredible. Tastes a lot like it smells- raisins and dates, maybe some plum notes to up the sweetness. The beer does taste sweet- it is definitely not 'dry' in the wine sense, or like how some lighter beers or hoppy beers finish bitter. This one, after swallowing, really hits you with all these dark fruity, syrupy notes. The alcohol is masterfully hidden in this one.

Mouthfeel: The wheat and yeast make this one smooth and creamy. Feels a lot like a Hefeweizen, which makes it feel lighter than it really is.

Overall: One of the best beers I had during my stay in Germany, and one I have returned to many times since. A must-try, and gold-standard for Weizenbocks.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2013 12:23:13 | More by Beric
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CampusCrew

Florida

4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Kickbacks

appearance: pours dark and had in logoed glass

smell: nice banana

taste: low bitterness, but a nice malty, fruity, and nice banana flavor

mouthfeel: medium body

drinkability: why did I wait so long to have this, world class beer and model weizenbock

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2013 21:29:55 | More by CampusCrew
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,338 ratings.