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

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3,543 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,543
Reviews: 1,980
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 191
Gots: 185 | 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:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

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4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a Weizen glass.

Pours a cloudy dark tea like color with a large foamy off white or light tan head which quickly dissipates. Smells of yeast esters, spice, a little fruit, some cloves, bananas. Feel medium and creamy with nice carbonation, there is some sweetness, a little banana, a little spice on the end with a touch warming alcohol, good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 00:49:58 | More by DavidST
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4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into weizen glass.

A - cloudy brown appearance looks delicious and thick! Thick fluffy, creamy tan head lasts a few minutes and leaves medium lacing.

S - heavy yeast odor with just a hint of spice and dark fruits. Coupled with nutty notes its reminiscent of a bread pudding.

T - Extremely smooth balanced flavor, light hop bite and delightful roasted malts give it a complexity that I will enjoy again and again. Lots of dark fruit at the end, but never really becomes overly sweet. Subtle taste of cloves comes on strong to finish.

M - Medium to medium-heavy thickness with light carbonation keeps this beer tasting fresh throughout. Alcohol is hard to find.

O - Love, love, love this beer. It is a great, Belgian beer that I will definately keep stocked.
A tad pricey though.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 17:55:48 | More by RobJTejas
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4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-Pours a transparent dark mahogany. Settles with a fluffy tan head.

S-This beer carries a bunch of sugary malt sweetness. Also has a huge bubblegum aroma at first. Bananas, a tad bit of cloves, and even some slight chocolate.

T-The beer first tastes of surgary banana. The banana taste is there throughout but the sweetness mellows. There is a good amount of spice and a fair amount of chocolate on the backend.

M-Very creamy and enjoyable. Medium bodied. Really enjoying the feel here.

O -The beer is extremely drinkable, especially at over %8 ABV. really i think this beer is an awesome treat. A must have and repeat

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 03:36:38 | More by bierguru
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4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a transparent dark mahogany. When held up to the light, unbelievable amounts of bubbles lazily sway to the large, fluffy tan head. The head is large and attractive, but does not leave much lacing....Until lower in the glass.

S-Smells quite like a normal wheat beer, but with a bunch more sugary malt sweetness. The darker malts give the other aromas a great complement. This beer has a huge bubblegum aroma at first. Banana bread, a tad bit of cloves, and even some slight chocolate. The back end of the aroma has a noticeable amount of spice to it.

T-The taste is more assertive than I had expected. The flavor is creamy, spicy and complex. The banana bread taste is there throughout. The bubblegum is a bit more laid back on the palate. There is a good amount of spice. Alcohol is relevant in the taste too. I may like the aroma a little bit more than the flavor.

M-Very creamy. Carbonation is extremely mellow but also very enjoyable. Medium bodied. Really enjoying the feel here.

O/D-The beer is extremely drinkable, especially at over %8 ABV. I must say that I enjoy the Weizenbock over the traditional Hefeweizen. I enjoy the darker malts. This beer is pretty neat, and everyone should try this. I drank this too quickly.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2011 02:58:46 | More by VelvetExtract
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South Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler poured into a weizen glass. A hazy handsome color somewhere between dark honey and light molasses. A fizzy head becomes nothing but a ring and a skim in no time and yields no lacing, although an upward cascade of carbonation constantly brings new bubbles to the top.

The dominant aromas are ripe and overripe fruits- bananas, apples, pears, peaches, plums. Right behind are gentle caramel and brown sugar. A hint of cloves and a dusting of cocoa. The kind of beer you don't mind smelling for a while before you finally dive in.

Lively and prickly with carbonation, yet silky smooth at the same time. Bubblegum transitions to juicy citrus, which ushers in assorted baked fruits. Add a dash of cloves and the mix brings to mind a nice cobbler. Banana bread, rumcake, warming alcohol in the finish. Wonderfully complex. If you're looking for a measuring stick for the weizenbock style, this would be a good place to start. Great beer.

Serving type: growler

07-16-2011 18:09:32 | More by PDXHops
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4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Schnieder Aventinus, Weizenbock/Doppelbock, 8.2% abv

A: It has a deep brown amber almost brown ale color with a certain muddiness to it. The bottle conditioning yields tiny bubbles with almost no lacing.

S: Sweet figs, brown sugars, roasted oats, and some dark fruits similar to a Belgian tripel.

T: There is an almost tart sweetness at the forefront. The bubbles are tingly and almost sour with the dark fruits coming through like a deep burnt wheat finish. It is strange how many genres this covers without being a strange cuvee of some sort. The dark fruits are still present but its is almost more blackberry or a sweet pecan syrup taste to it.

M: The mouthfeel has some good coating but with a strange tingliness to it. This is not a light wheat beer finish but it is not heavy similar to a dunkelweisen or a thin porter, it has a strange distinct nature to it. It is likely perfect for the style, but essentially I am not a huge fan of this style I suppose or perhaps I am just uneducated with regards to the variety of examples of this type of beer. That being said, this is still a delicious beer but I would have a hard time pairing this effectively given its strange hybrid of sweetness and tartness.

D: This is exceptionally drinkable but seems more suited for fall weather than long sessions in any form of hot weather. The sugars aren’t overly filling like a Belgian tripel but the strange crispness doesn’t make it bothersome. I couldn’t take on more than a pint of this but it was an enjoyable fleeting experience.

Narrative: Gretchen Dulceberg’s candy business was in dire straights. For starters, opening a confectionary boutique in rural Utah was bound to cause some problems with the Mormon populace. Second, the recession hit the gourmet fusion sweets market especially hard. The average blonde haired blue eyes Utahite would saunter in with a sweet tooth for a simple Snickers or a Chic-O-Stick and be welcomed with Truffled Cocoa with dried ahi tuna or muddled marshmellow foam imbued with beef stock marrow. The price of Gretchen’s goods would leave a sour taste in the mouth of the most proper Latter Day Saint. Ultimately, Ms. Dulceberg’s sweet tooth was too obtuse for the average Mormon, but in Dresden, this place would have been a dunklesmash.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2011 05:35:06 | More by SubpoenaDeuces
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4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky iced tea color with a 2 inch light bone head that fades to a small cap. Small swatches of lace drip back down into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, dark fruits, and spices. Taste is of clove/spices, wheat, and dark fruits. There are some slight vanilla and chocolate flavors too. This beer has a high level of carbonation with a crisp and bubbly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer and the first of the style I have had. I would get this one again.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2011 02:01:40 | More by UCLABrewN84
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New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reserve bottle 2007

A - Dark maple syrup brown body, with a big styrofoam head leveling down to meet the beer. No settling needed in this low turbidity pour. Lots of rising bubbles.

S - Sugar sweet brown raisins, brown sugar, maple syrup and molasses. Sweet rum like alcohol and pure sticky fig sweetness in the nose. Rubbing alcohol and warm caramel.

T - Complex and delicious as always, this beer has seemed to mellow out over the years. Noticably less rich and flavorful. The beer is still great, but it seems to have lost some bite. The alcohol has calmed down alot, and the flavor profile has died down some, leaving this beer more human. More bitter and wet tasting, with the bananna, toffee, and malt sweetness muted. Watered down compared to a fresh one.

M - Wet up front, with a slight touch of alcohol. Faintly semi dry finish, but a pretty whistle-wetting brew here. Smooth and clean as always.

O - Ok so still an awesome beer, BUT not the bite you get from a fresh one. Thoughts of mild Belgian dubbels and dark ales coming to mind.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 03:03:07 | More by BeerForMuscle
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3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For one of the few times in my misbegotten life, I am scared! This is a huge beer and my Honey-Honey is nowhere around.

Well, now, I have a finger of light-tan head with decent retention in light of the heat and humidity. Color was a slightly hazy deep amber. Nose smelled heavily of red grapes, like a preparation for wine and now I was shaking! Mouthfeel was smooth and the nose had nothing to do with it. This was a semi-sweet beer with an alcohol content that would put any of us on the road to perdition. Finish was deadly smooth and all of a sudden, I felt the urge to operate heavy machinery. This may be the devil's work!

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2011 03:53:58 | More by woodychandler
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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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4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2011 19:07:11 | More by Knapp85
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a chalice
Lots of numbers on the back but none that I can correlate to a born on/freshness date

A: Pours a cola colored brown, with a huge 3+ fingers width of bubbly off white colored head, which dissipates down to nothing pretty quickly considering how large it is, and leaves no appreciable lacing. Lots of carbonation bubbles rising to the top throughout the entire drink.

S: A nice, complex balance of sweet and spice. The sweetness is mainly of the ripe dark fruit variety, specifically fig, along with some mild caramel malts. The spice is present with heavy clove characters, and a peppery aroma as well. There is also some bready yeast, subtle citrus, and a mild alcohol presence on the nose. Nice.

T: There is a malty sweetness throughout, but not of the dark fruits that were present on the nose. Some caramel malt flavors are noted, but mostly it’s a non specific sweet character. The flavors are just too subtle for much to really stand out. I do pick up some banana and bready yeast on the back end, but the flavors are just so much lighter than the aroma implies. The taste is not nearly as complex or enjoyable as the nose.

M/D: Tons of carbonation and a very light mouth feel make for a bad combination. But its certainly easy to drink I guess, and there’s no hint of an alcohol.

O: Overall I was pretty disappointed. It certainly wasn’t bad, but it didn’t live up to the hype. I did, however, make the mistake of trying the Aventinus Eisbock before I had this. The Eisbock is fantastic, and this just seems like a version that was way too watered down (which I guess technically speaking it is a watered down Eisbock) and overly carbonated. I don’t see myself trying this again, its just too light for my palate. The Eisbock, however, now there’s a beer I can’t wait to have again.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 01:43:31 | More by zac16125
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United Kingdom (Wales)

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

Poured from a 500ml bottle (good looking label by the way) into a pint glass.

A: Cloudy, brown and a doppelbock-esque darkness.

S: Spicy and generally dark, a bit malty.

T: Very complex. Interwoven malts, spices, dark fruity sweetness, and alcohol.

M: Generally good, lightly carbonated, helping drinkability.

O: A very good beer. Would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2011 10:27:21 | More by CwrwAmByth
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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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3.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500mL bottle. Pours a cloudy, earthy brown color with very little head. Aroma of clove, banana, yeast, earthiness and a bit sweet. Taste is much like the smell. Spices, banana, sweet grains, and breadiness. Has a bit of that banana bread flavor. Boozey taste is present but not too overwhelming. This one reaches a nice balance of flavor while not having too much spice flavor to it. Overall, its not a style I often have but this is certainly one of the better Weizenbocks out there. Worth grabbing for sure.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2011 03:36:50 | More by PicoPapa
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4.95/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark brown/copper color that is very dynamic. Reds, yellows and browns make up the body. There is also lasting and foamy off-white head that leaves a dissipating lacing.

S: The aroma is a pleasant surprise from such a dark, harsh looking beer. It's sweet in a way. Clove touches the nose first and malts make up most of the aroma. There is a heavy earthiness to it all but the smell is weightless in a way with notes of banana and citrus punctuating it. There is also just a perfect hint of alcohol completing one of the most well-rounded but unique smells I've ever experienced.

T: Complex and transcendent. Immediately contradictory but upon reflection, complimentary. Dark and heavy with alcohol notes, but also fruity and light with malts and banana giving this beer a robust sweetness that isn't sugary or overbearing at all. A little funk, a little hops complete it all.

M: Rich, smooth, light, carbonated, it's really just perfect. There's a little bit of alcohol burn that I want to take points off for, but it is really fine and maybe even beneficial to the feel. I'm usually more harsh on feel, but this leaves me with no room to complain.

O: There are no complaints here. Aventinus is complex but immediately enjoyable. This is a beer that can change perception and change minds on a style or a brewing tradition. It has mine.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2011 06:52:21 | More by mmva321
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a dark copper brown color with a nice fluffy lasting off white head. The smell is yeasty slightly spicey like clove and banana but much lighter than in most hefeweisen. the flavor is mirrors the smell almost perfectly but it has a hint of a slightly metallic flavor. the mouthfeel is a nearly perfect a nice medium body with decent carbonation. overall this beer could be a little better the metallic flavor and maybe a little bit fuler body, but it is excellent.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 23:27:12 | More by rowingbrewer
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4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A deep, dark mahogany/amber in color, with roughly a finger and a half of fluffy, thick, soft brownish looking head....

S: Sweet, grassy...Do I smell banana in there too? Barley/wheat... Very pleasant to the olfactory sense.

T: Lightly sweet on the palate.. bit of banana with a nice bready covering. Little bit of caramel/vanilla along with a presence of alcohol on the back.

M: Creamy carbonated and crisp.

O: The first time I've tried this beer and I can easily say...this is a great beer! I've seen a vintage bottle which I may try and pick up to do a side by side...

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 01:12:31 | More by vande
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This was recommended to me by the guy at the local beer shop I go to. I was very impressed.

The appearance is great. It pours a dark amber with about 2 fingers of creamy head. Carbonation is shooting up like champagne. The appearance of it just sitting in the glass told me it would be a great beer.

The smell was amazing. I smell cloves, banana, alcohol, and vanilla. The flavors really balance out.

The taste is just like how it smells. I taste the bananas, cloves, some raisins, and a little bit of alcohol but not much.

The mouthfeel was full and creamy, but in a good way.

Overall this might be one of the best beers I've ever had. There are so many flavors and the spices really balance each other out. It's so easy to drink and so refreshing. There are so many flavors that hit my palate at once that it is just difficult to dissect all at once. I don't drink many German beers, but this has opened the door for me. Give it a shot, it's great!

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2011 19:31:16 | More by aleckpa
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4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Schneider Weisse glass, nice garnet brown with a big head that recedes to a solid finger.

Smell has some typical banana and clove with a nice underlying complexity, has a metallic dryness that is reminiscent of a dubbel.

Very dry with some dark fruits, the cloves are fairly dominant as well. Very balanced.

A dry finish that is a bit on the thin side, but overall a very drinkable and tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2011 02:48:27 | More by drummermattie02
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5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Suggested to me after telling someone at Friar Tuck's in Peoria, IL my likes and dislikes. Spot on accurate suggestion. I wish I knew who this guy was! I'd ask him for more suggestions. I've wanted to find a “go-to” beer to buy as a regular. Probably too expensive for that, but oh so good!

Pours cloudy and unfiltered and smells like you're in for a complex treat. It tastes and feels like you should have bought more than one to try!

I'll be stocking up on this in the future. I wish I could taste this on draft. I can't imagine.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2011 01:42:49 | More by marchoftheclouds
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5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A robust yet smooth, full-bodied bock that truly deserves its reputation as one of the world’s best beers. Aventinus pours a dark ruby brown color and there are notes of sweet malt and spices in the nose. The sweet malt and spices jump out in the taste as well, complimented by hints of banana, dark chocolate, vanilla, and wheat with light floral hops at the finish. There’s a lot going on in Aventinus, and the sweet candy backbone makes it a truly enjoyable bock.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2011 12:50:42 | More by billzav
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4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Very impressive. Basically looks like a Dunkel. Great layer of foam. Looks great in a pilsner glass. Carbonation and yeastiness are elite.

Smell: Chocolate covered bananas with a good level of rind-like hops. Good and not overwhelming.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Great taste! I've never had this style, but it has elements of an IPA and a hefeweizen or witbier. Great crisp and tingly mouthfeel. Elite in this area. Very yeasty

Drinkability: Very seductive in all aspects.

Overall: Not an A+, but a very unique beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2011 22:01:59 | More by tjsdomer2
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Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle bought at SAQ.

Beer is opaque and brown in color. With a certain angle, we get some violet color. Nice head, however it disappear quickly. The head is formed of big bubbles. The aroma reminds me of a doppelbock. It is rich in alcohol with dark fruits. Some banana and cloves too. Pretty intense aroma too.

The taste shows a lot of fruity note. It is now more a witbier than sirupy like a doppelbock. Alcohol is well hidden. It is refreshing.

A nicely done beer. And so easy to drink that it makes it a dangerous beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2011 00:00:40 | More by ZorPrime
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3.7/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Perfect Pint glass. Wow...a massive 4 fingers of foam roared up and quickly settled into about 2 fingers of dense manila bubbles. The head lasted forever and left behind tons of lace. The body is clear and the color of strong iced tea.

The nose has lots of belgian yeasts, cloves, bananas and some sugary malts floating around in the background.

This tastes like a classic triple with the clove/banana flavors with some dopplebock characters playing a background role (brown sugar, malts).

Medium bodied, well carbonated with a slightly drying finish.

Been wanting to try this for a while and finally decided to...glad I did...this is a very well crafted beer with a decently unique flavor combination. Well worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2011 15:25:43 | More by mgbickel
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,543 ratings.