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

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Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany | website

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

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Reviews: 2,092 | Ratings: 4,342
Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Beer pours murky brown with a tan head that is rocky and likes to stick to the glass.

Aroma of dark baked bread, some banana, a touch of alcohol.

Beer is rich and full on the palate, I get notes of bread, banana, alcohol, and darker grains.

This is a great beer, it is warming a bread like, great for a cold day.

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Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

1 pint bottle, poured into a bell glass at approximately 45 degrees F.

A: Pours the color of weak coffee or strong tea, pooling into the glass as a lovely shade of burnished copper, cloudy and murky with a red-copper sheen where light shines through along the sides of the glass. The head is a pale, faint tan, and lingers a while as a cap which leaves some sheet lacing that slowly slips back down to the surface.

S: Toffee-sprinkled wheat bread dipped in caramel, slathered in some banana and grape preserves.

T: A malt explosion, all toffee-caramel bread. Hints of banana and cloves swim through the sweetness, alongside some faint grape-raisin-black cherry echoes. There's a touch of herbaceous bitterness to the finish, and oddly, I get more alcohol heat from the Aventinus than the Aventinus Eisbock.

M: A tad on the thin side, towards watery, but still somewhat sticky, with lively carbonation.

O: A phenomenal weizenbock, managing to keep the focus on sweetness, malt, and fruit flavors, without much of a noticeable hop presence. In a straight comparison, I'd choose the eisbock version every time, but that is an entirely different category of beer.

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Photo of aleigator
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%

Big white, slightly beige head, with a nut brown, earthy color. Leaves a decent lacing.

Banana, warm malts, honey, plums, molasse and ripe pear.

Excellent, refreshing beginning, supported by banana, malts and a fitting, high carbonation. Decent complexity, malt gives this a medium-body, with a spicy, warm, slightly alcoholic addition and a long honeyed finish with hints of metallic carbonation. Slick, oily and pleasantly smooth mouthfeel. Aftertaste is sweet with toffee and bready malts, convert to a warming feeling in the stomach. Yeast does a lot of work here, without creating the usual "Weizen" impression. This is a warming and refreshing beer at the same time, with a great fruity body, completed by spices and a pleasant sweet finish.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Opaque brown, with light coming through on the edges. Big head on the pour that reduces quickly. Almost no lacing, but a persistent haze over the top.

S - Floral notes, spice (cloves and allspice, cardamom) and mild fruit hints, mostly banana and dark fruits, raisin and plums.

T - Tea and banana, a subtle grain, raisin and other dark fruits. Close is lightly bitter, carbonic.

M - Crisp, clean and smart. Carbonation keeps it so easy to drink, and the ABV is utterly hidden.

O - This is a great beer that keeps its bigness well managed and controlled. Another example of how German beers deliver.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%

Poured from a bottle dated "bottled on 8/2/2013" into a weizen glass.
Appearance - pours a dark brown, but a dark sunset orange hue is present when against the light; a huge, fluffy white head that dissipates into a thin layer that sticks around. Nice layered lacing!
Smell - cloves, some coriander, brown sugar, banana bread, spice and a hint of the alcohol.
Taste - sweet and refreshing like a hefeweizen, but the balance of the malts and dark fruit make this work so well!
Feel - this ultimately hides the alcohol exceptionally well, considering the presence in the nose.
Overall - I get the felling I am going to crave this on a warm Fall or Spring day in CO; really good beer!

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Photo of Fear4Beer
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%

Good brew! Smooth, low IBU, dark fruits, wheat, banana, spices. This was different than the Ayinger weizenbock that I've had. Beeradvocate lists this as a "weizenbock" but they take different approaches to the style. Excuse my memory, but the Ayinger version seemed more what I would imagine a weizenbock to taste like. This reminded me much more of a dopplebock. While I will certainly drink a dopplebock, it isn't my favorite German style (although my second highest reviewed beer is a dopplebock... go figure). If I were to compare this to Ayinger's dopplebock: "Celebrator" I'd have to rate this one below that beer. Celebrator is at the top of the charts. This Schneider seems like a hybrid weizenbock and dopplebock together. I can respect that. It's tough for me because I'm not sure what I should review this as. A Weizenbock, a dopplebock, or just the pure enjoyment of the beer. The thing that this beer has going for it is that it seems like a dopplebock you can enjoy all year round. Celebrator is one of those beers you enjoy during the cold months. Its meant to be drank at a warmer temperature. This one seems like it would work even during warm days because its like it is asking to be drank at a cooler temperature. idk, just my take on this beer. Good stuff!

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Photo of louisianajones
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured this one into a pint glass. Thick, off white head that dissipates quickly, medium lacing. Color is somewhere between copper and brown on the opaque side. Banana bread and malt on the nose. Taste is of citrus, banana, dried fruit, malt, and a little booze with an ever so slightly sour finish. Very smooth carbonation. Catching a very faint spiciness in my sinuses after the finish. Interesting.

Very easy drinking for this level of ABV. No afterburn at all. This one half-threatens to be cloying, but the sweetness stops short of being overbearing. I do like this one. I've had some other beers from this brewery, and I have yet to be truly disappointed by one of their offerings. I'd grab another one of these for sure.

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Photo of TimZebGir
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%

A: Clear and medium-brown with thin bubbly head (3/3)
S: Raisin dominates with a light acrid alcohol smell -- combined it’s almost like root beer(10/12)
T: Raisiny malt dominates at first, but after a couple sips, the flavor is very smooth--almost hard to believe it’s so dark (17/20)
M: Well-carbonated and wet throughout, only a little drying on sides of tongue after a few sips
O: An 8.2% beer that’s this drinkable? Sign me up. Really wish it were less expensive, but nobody’s perfect, and that’s not factoring into my score. (8/10)

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Photo of Redneckwine
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%

Cold euro bomber, with freshness date, into tulip

Appearance - Glowing opaque and dark brown, massive 2 finger dense head retains well, lots of lacing, looks fantastic

Smell - Smells like spicy banana bread! Delicious.

Feel/Taste - Creamy smooth medium-full body yet crisp and drinkable, plenty of gentle carb to keep things moving. Taste is like nose but more profound: Big, fruity, sweet, and yeasty up front with ripe banana, feint spiciness of clove, fresh baked bread maltiness, some wheaty twang with hints of lemon keep the sweetness in check, a hint of grassy hay. Flavor finishes long with a very slight alcohol warmth, though alcohol is integrated perfectly with no perceived flavor/astringency.

Overall - This beer is an absolutely masterpiece. It is practically liquid spiced banana bread! It's a marvel that the 8.2% ABV is so well integrated, and this beer comes off as so crisp, refreshing, and drinkable still - dangerously drinkable. Truly a world class beer that I very much enjoyed.

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Photo of AirBob
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

A - Soft, hazy brown body. Three inches of heavy, off-white head. Great retention. Pretty, cascading carbonation during the pour.

S - Strong with dark fruits (fig), yeast, and clove. Slight grassy notes, milk chocolate, and maybe leather. Intense and wonderful.

M - Fully-bodied with a slightly heavy finish, but not too sticky (trace of stickiness on the tongue after each sip).

T - Lost of sweet, dark fruits. Coffee grounds and caramel. Grain from the wheat. Subtle grassy hops in the finish.

O - Easy to drink for 8.2% abv and pretty damn tasty.

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Photo of Alex-Alkis
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%

Full-bodied fragrance with notes of banana and yeast. The flavor is also dominated also by some banana but with malt tones. A very well made weizendoppelbock.

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Photo of BTodd
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured from half-litre bottle into mug, leaving last ounce or so with yeast behind initially.

A-Cloudy, opaque with an orange/amber color to it around the edges. Big, sudsy head of small bubbles initially. Thins out pretty quickly. Not much lacing to speak of.

S-baking spices, banana, orange peel, toasted malt.

T-More of the banana comes through here with some malt sweetness to finish things out. Spice is still present, more so when yeast was poured. Sour/tartness appeared as it warmed.

M-Nice carbonation to keep it from getting too sweet, but still some almost candy sweetness at the finish. Some alcohol in the back.

O-I don't have many points of comparison here. However, I used to call this my favorite before switching to craft hop bombs. It's nice to come back around.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%

Very dark orange, almost brown. Cloudy/ non transparent, with a big off white head that hangs on throughout.

Smells like sweet yeast, banana, cloves, wheat, malty mash- like a homemade bread.

The taste is sweet, but not overly so. Balanced by some slight sourness. The banana is also more subtle, does not match the aroma, (which I love), baking spices (cloves and either ginger or pumpernickel ?),wheat, and a little raisin. I also get what seems like an oak flavor. Alcohol is more noticeable closer to room temp, but not hot.

The consistency is nice. A little syrupy, but does not come across as heavy at all. Excellent beer.

Probably the best I have had in the style.

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Photo of Nightwing
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Poured from bottle. Aromas of banana and caramel. Almost clear dark red with tan head. Medium sweet taste. Full bodied with creamy texture and average carbonation. Overall an a very well balanced strong beer.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Very dark amber body with hints of tan under an off-white head.

S- Tons of earthy wheat, banana, clove, grains.

T- Similar to the aroma, lots of wheat, raisins, huge overripe bananas, a dash of toasty grains. Deep, rich flavors, with virtually no alcohol presence.

M- Medium-full bodied, sweet, rich, medium carbonation, lingering sweetness.

O- A very nice beer for the style. Big flavor, lots of flavor and sweetness.

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark ruby with a tan head.

Smells of wheat, malt, and dark fruit - plum, raisin.

Taste is full on malt bomb up front with some nutty wheat notes rounding to a nice dry red wine like finish. A nice oak and herb bitterness to balance with plum and raisin coming through occasionally with cranberry as well. A very nice evening sipper.

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Photo of silverblaze540
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Poured with a four-finger, creamy and lightly tan head. Lots of lacing, and dissipates quickly. The color is a dark burnt orange. Very cloudy, can't really see through it. Very bubbly.

S - Strong wheat notes. Malty and some sweet dark fruits.

T - Sweet dark fruits at the front, followed by a malty middle. The finish is wheaty. Not bitter at all.

M - Medium heavy to thick in body. Alcohol and carbonation burn are minor.

O - Really like the taste of this one. I like the maltiness and sweetness. Wheat is not necessarily my favorite taste, but it works here. My favorite weizenbock so far.

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Photo of Natureboy
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured a dark ruby color, the color of a British style porter, around 30 to 40 SRM, with a thick, white, long-lasting head and plenty of yeast in suspension. Creamy mouthfeel. Rich, malty sweetness with a mildly tart finish. Aromas of clove and grapes and berries. No hop aroma, mild to no hop bitterness, mild to no alcohol. This is the benchmark for a wheat dopplebock. Rich, complex and fruity.

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Photo of Kadonny
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A: a medium murky cloudy brownish color with a minimal half finger eggshell head. No glass lacing.

S: lots of fruits and spicy clove smells. Some sweet caramel and yeast is prominent.

T: Wow this is amazing. Yeasty flavors jump with some wheat and dark fruits. Cherry, raisins, banana, clove, caramel, and some slight floral hops. Finish comes back to the wheat and dark fruits but finishes dry and satisfying. Wow, fantastic.

M: Full, coating, perfect carbonation, hardly any alcohol for the abv.

O: this is a terrific beer, one I would never guess I would love so much since this is not my favorite style. A fantastic beer.

This is a must try and will now be a staple in my fridge. Awesome.

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Photo of papat444
2.95/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Thanks to kjyost for this one.

Poured from a 500ml bottle, bottled in 2004. Special aged release by the brewery.

Pours a light brown body the color of light cola; head starts thick but disappears in the blink of an eye. Dark plums and molasses are in the aroma. Flavor is a shell of what it could be but there are glimpses of what i know this beer is. Little carbonation and a bit of oxidation finish things off. Nice marketing ploy by the brewery but this should not be aged so long IMO.

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Photo of beergoot
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The pour produced a tawny brown body with a thick, chunky head. Spicy, estery aroma; banana and rye; clove-like. Big caramel and ripe dark fruit flavors; fruitcake rich; prunes and figs. Heavy body; thick and rich mouthfeel.

A decent look, but it's the very unique and powerful aroma that immediately draws you into this beer at first. And then the rich, powerful flavors grab a hold of you and won't let you go. The flavors are deep and complex, very intriguing with wild zig-zags of sugary sweet surprises all tempered with a tempered boozy edge and and most sublime bit of hop bitterness to temper the sweet peaks. The wheat really adds a nice fruity character to things. A nice hyper-hefeweizen/doppelbock synthesis.

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Photo of Intrinsic
3.64/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm not quite sure what all the fuss is about this beer. It looks like Coke, which isn't really all that appealing if you ask me. The smell is ok - at least it doesn't smell like Coke too. Taste is actually quite good. An interesting malt combination with a lot of alcohol. Great mouthfeel as well. Overall, not bad, but I'm not sure about a 'world class' rating.

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Photo of travolta
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: As brown as the bottle. A very nice, lofty head with tiny bubbles. very nice retention. Small amount of spotted lacing.

Nose: Dark fruit, carmel, with a tiny bit of clove.

Taste: Creamy and a tiny bit syrupy, very full bodied. Nuts, yeast, small chocolate notes. A faint hint of banana.

Notes: Just a very well crafter dopplebock!

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Photo of Kuaff
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

At cellar temperature in my brand new weizen glass!

A very slow pour down the side couldn't stop the build-up of a massive four-finger, rocky tan head. This resides quickly leaving the slightly hazy, coppery brownish-ruby beer beneath.

Smells strongly of bananas, cherries, and yeast. Apples and raisins also betray subtle hints. Some caramel or toffee as well.

The first flavors are tart apples and sweet cherries. Then there'a a little bit of caramel and some dark fruits. The aftertaste is thoroughly yeasty and bready, but still retains traces of the varied fruitiness.

The body is medium to full, with fairly high carbonation that feels just right and not excessive.

A wondrous weizenbock.

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Photo of Marius
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An excellent weizenbock. Very rich smell: bananas, cherries, vanilla, dark fruit. Taste follows the same notes, bananas, dark fruit, caramel, dried fruit.

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