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

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3,529 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,529
Reviews: 1,979
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 189
Gots: 184 | FT: 5
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)
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CaptJackHarkness

New York

4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a rich deep ruddy brown with great white head, head lingers a very long time. It laces the glass well. Scent of raisins,caramel, biscuits. It has a feel of bright carbonation. Taste is indescribably complex and delicious! A relativly high A.B.V. is absolutely not apparent, so be careful with this one!

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 02:03:47 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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olimpia84

Florida

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

Got this beer during dinner at the DRB in downtown Miami. Served on a Weihenstephaner Weizen glass.

A: beautiful milk coffee foamy four finger head with excellent retention. Body is dark amber/brownish with red glowing notes on the edges. Nice lacing decorates the Weizen glass. I wish I could give more than 5.0 for the appearance, this beer looks great.

S: an enjoyable combination of wheat, sweet malts, floral and earthy notes, banana cloves and caramel greet the nose. Extremely well balanced combination done in a light scale.

T: follows the nose with a beautiful balanced mixture of wheat and banana clove as the predominant forces in the palate followed by sweet malts, citrus tones, caramel and slight spices. There is a very slight bitterness at the end that is barely noticeable and the alcohol content is disguised extremely well. After every sip one is left wanting for more. Simply beautiful.

M: medium to full body, leaning more towards the medium side. Very smooth and creamy feel that makes up for an enjoyable experience. Low carbonation.

O: there aren't enough words that I can use to describe the quality and awesomeness of this beer. From the beautiful presentation, to the inviting and seducing aroma, to the balanced and rich taste, to the smooth and creamy mouthfeel, this beer demonstrates how it should be done and sets the bar. Up until now, I considered the Weihenstephaner Vitus as one of the best beers (and the best in its style) but this one takes the spot. Too bad this brew is a bit on the pricey side but I will definitely go back for more every now and then. A must try for any beer lover.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 02:17:08 | More by olimpia84
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TexasBrewSlinger

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours pretty dark brown. head dissapates pretty quickly.

nose has cloves, bannana, dark plum, raisons, licorice

tastes same as it smells plus some cola spice notes, a little chocolate

Overall This is a very nice beer. Its 8% alcohol is completely masked. It is very drinkable, and seems to gain in complexity as it warms in the glass.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 00:12:14 | More by TexasBrewSlinger
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57md

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a rich deep brown with little head and lacing. The aroma is quite sweet, but complex including a hint of bananas and clove. The taste is rich and sweet with a definite hint of raisins. The complexities of this beer definitely grew as it warmed. The beer finishes with a slight bitterness.

This really is not one of my favorite styles. However, I can appreciate a high quality brew when I taste one, even if it is not quite my bag.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 05:14:12 | More by 57md
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Beejay

Virginia

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

A: A murky muddy river brown, with a thick, cream colored head on top.

S: Banana and clove come up right away as well as some nice sweet bread aromas. A touch of yeast, and a hint of booze.

T: More clove, and banana flavors as well as a slight brown sugar notes. A touch of roasted malts and booze.

M: Fairly light on the palate, fairly clean, with slightly less than effervescent carbonation.

O: Overall a rather well rounded out beer. Tasty, and you can tell that the people who made this know what they were doing.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2011 02:40:24 | More by Beejay
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musicman575

California

4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thick, sweet, malty goodness! The foam is similar to the foam in an ice cream float. The beer looks cloudy like it might have a lot of suspended sediment, but it is quite pure. It tastes and smells of grain and toffee. If light wheat beers were skim milk, Aventinus would be a milkshake.

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2011 16:58:53 | More by musicman575
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plfahey

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Reddish amber with crimson highlights and moderate clarity.Tall, pale tan head with large bubbles and fair retention.

Aroma-Toasty bread and light chocolate, bananas, clove spice, and plum. Big melaniodin notes up front with chocolate chips, prunes, and perfumy alcohol on the backend.

Flavor-Sweet bread with a dab of caramel, followed by toasty melanoidins and a hint of cocoa powder. The mid-palate sports clove and slight pepper spice notes, with a faint banana character and some dark fruits to boot. The finish is quite dry, with a healthy dollop of perfumy, yet spicy alcohol. The aftertaste blends the dry alcohol with that sweet toasty malt, and a hint of dried fruit adds a subtle point of complexity.

Mouthfeel-Medium to medium full body, with soft, nearly effervescent carbonation on the palate. Feels almost creamy/smooth, very nice. Moderate alcohol warmth on the back of the tongue and throat.

Delicious, hefty, and yet somehow refreshing, even at 8.2% alcohol. A better weizenbock than this, you will not find.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 04:14:36 | More by plfahey
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jtierney89

New Jersey

2.65/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very dark in color, pours thick, and has an oddly bright white head for such a thick beer. Smells of dark fruits, plums, and sugar.

Up front it tastes of barley, and dates but the swallow finishes with a wheats taste which clears up the sweetness that would normally persist from such flavors, a very nice balance. Goes very well with sushi!

Nice beer overall, id definatinely give it another go

After finishing the bottle, I noticed the upfront sweetness of the beer starts to build and kit gets sweeter as you sip, not something I enjoyed

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 22:04:17 | More by jtierney89
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leokbelo

Florida

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

Pours a hazy plum / fig color on a Weizen Glass. Beautiful color, nice 2 inch foamy head.
Spicy cloves on the nose, sweet malts, very inviting.
Wheat on the palate, fruity, delicious, extremely drinkable, even with the 8.2% ABV.
What a great Weizenbock this is!
Highly Recommended!

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2011 16:33:05 | More by leokbelo
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Blueribbon666

Ohio

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

One of my all-time favorites, reviewed here from notes from bottle tasting though I have enjoyed on-tap as well. Poured from bottle into Aventinus tall glass a wonderful caramel color with a good amount of dense tightly condensed head of effervescent bubbles. Taste of malt and a very floral and carbonated burst of flavors all at once with a smack of warmth from the alcohol, but remarkably smooth and totally drinkable which can be a dangerous combo as I have had more then one or two in a sitting and found myself feeling no pain. Good good stuff that I could drink anytime and need to keep on hand more as my glass gets lonely for this dark amber colored devil.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2011 14:15:26 | More by Blueribbon666
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tvv375ia

Iowa

4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from 500ml bottle into pilsner glass

A-poured a nice burnt orange with a nice head that stayed around for a long time leaving about a 1/4" cap but not a lot of lacing

S-spicy cloves followed by bananas and and malt sweetness

T-first off I don't like the taste of cloves so I didn't care for the taste but since it is one of the characteristics of the style I did rate for style not my prefrence. That being said the predominant taste for me is cloves, then a bit of heat from the alcohol with some bananas

M-good carbonation with a somewhat dry finish

O-I wont look for this one again simply because I'm not a fan of the clove taste but it is a fairly complex beer

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 00:19:46 | More by tvv375ia
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tobelerone

Connecticut

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

This was one of my very favorite beers for years, reviewing it after having it for the first time in quite a while. To me, this is the benchmark of the style. It's a dark brown, cloudy beer with thin lacing, decent head. Smell is all ripe fruits, malty notes, and spices, with a whiff of booze in there too.

Spicy, dark flavor, nicely malty, somewhat sweet. Booze is noticeable but not overpowering. Nicely yeasty, the banana/clove taste of lighter wheat beers is in here as well.

Good carbonation. Full mouthfeel, somewhat creamy, very pleasing. Booze in the finish gives some warmth.

Like I said, this is the best and most complex example of this style that I have tried and the one that measure all others against. Simply classic, very complex, very enjoyable to drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 15:21:40 | More by tobelerone
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draheim

Washington

4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500mL bottle (code10.207 2 / 0393 2823) poured into a weizen glass. Pours a beautiful hazy copper-brown color with a ridiculous off-white head and cascading carbonation. Head condenses to a thick rocky pillow of foam that recedes slowly. Big pockets of air develop within the massive head around the sides of the glass; frothy lacing forms in its wake. There's a bright amber glow where the light reflects up from the bottom of the glass, then the beer gets darker as you reach the top. Just a gorgeous beer to behold.

Aroma is overripe bananas, sweet malt, clove and other spices. Nice fruity, floral aroma with a hint of yeast.

Taste is a mouthful of spotty brown bananas, sweet bready malt, raisins, yeast, and spice. This is the definition of mellow. Nice clean mouthfeel that leaves a pleasant sweet aftertaste. The high ABV is hidden extremely well.

Overall this is just a wonderful, special beer. I would love to get this fresh on tap some day.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 05:03:11 | More by draheim
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jale

Michigan

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

A: Pours a clear copper with a huge off-white head that lasts quite long.

S: Big fruity esters here with some underlying malt.

T: Fruity esters upfront followed by some mild roasted malt. Light alcohol heat and the finish is a light spiceiness.

M: Lighter side of medium with great carbonation.

O: A very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 22:28:12 | More by jale
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keanex

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Hazy dark brown with a quickly dissipating foam head that turns to quick lacing. Carbonation bubbles are constantly coming up.

S: Fruity with caramel and bread hints.

T: Very complex, I'm not even sure how to describe it I'll try the best I can. Cloves, bread, caramel, fruity and slight hops at the end. Some alcohol taste is present. Cloves aftertaste.

M: Medium carbonation, Full bodied. Very easy to down.

O: Very very interesting complex beer. I don't think my tongue is sophisticated enough to describe this properly, but boy this is good.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 02:32:21 | More by keanex
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MidnightWatch

Illinois

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

A - Pours and shockingly there is no head! This might be an omen that this is an old beer(I just picked this one up today). Carbonation bubbles are present. Root beer like color, very hazy.

S - Banana bread, dark fruits, inviting complexity.

T - Similar to the smell, some peppery notes, but cloves are omnipresent.

M - Nothing attacks you, the spices in this don't offend. Finishes smooth.

O - You can't go wrong, alcohol is masterfully masked. Who doesn't like banana flavor in an autumn beer? I'm not a huge German beer fan, but this lives up to the hype.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 03:37:30 | More by MidnightWatch
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Erish

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this 500 ml bottle into a wheat glass. No best by date apparent.

A: cloudy medium to dark brown color with a massive cream-colored head that slowly falls into a thick cap with good lacing.

S: ripe fruits, clove, banana, bubblegum, and a hint of vanilla. Like a hefe with a dark soul.

T: bread-like wheat malt, loads of ripe and over-ripe fruit, including banana, apple, grape, and very ripe pear, the finish is spicy, with a definite clove character, along with a dry vanilla-infused woodiness.

M: medium-bodied, silky to lightly oily texture, moderate to plentiful carbonation.

O: Tasty stuff, and well balanced and integrated. Just what I would expect from a German classic brew. Make sure you pour all of the yeast into the glass. The yeast is the soul of this beer!

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 00:59:16 | More by Erish
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ColdPoncho

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This appears to be from the end of last year...not sure how this ages.

A - Clouded orange/brown body, huge off white head. Really a nice color of beer when the light comes through it.

S - Yeast, clove, lemon zest, vanilla..some other hard-to-place rich notes. Really nice stuff here.

T - Nutty, lemon, clove, some bready things. I like the smell better...but this ain't bad. Maybe is better when more fresh?

M - Surprisingly light. Not too thin, fairly drying. Intense from carbonation and spicy flavors.

O - I am very on the fence about this beer. I like it, but I don't think it's great. Great nose, sure, but the taste is only good, I think. I'll try to find something more recent and give it another go

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2011 02:50:27 | More by ColdPoncho
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL into tulip.

A: hazy, cloudy dark brown body. head is ruby white. dense. very dense. good retention. a sludgy like lacing.

S: bananas and clove. moves into a milky, creamy, Bailey's like aroma. some darker fruit notes as well, but not glaring.

T: starts super fruity. pears, apples, bananas. after the fruit the flavor moves into a little bit of char. the wheat adds such a meatiness to the body, it gives the beer milkshake qualities.

M: just a tad under-carbonated in my opinion. very gentile fizz, but like i said, just not enough. medium body.

D: the booze catches up with you, but is definitely not the focal point. great complexity on the palate. couldnt get as much on the nose and a slightly lacking carbonation are my only nit-picky complaints. otherwise solid.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2011 02:32:28 | More by Jimmys
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sommersb

Tennessee

4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Tasted On: 08-31-2011
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 500 ml brown bottle
Glassware: Weizen glass
Purchased: Single from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville

Color is dark brown, with a hazy clarity from the yeast. Lots of bubbles are seen in the glass. The head is composed of tight bubbles, pillowy, and 4 fingers high. Retention is good.

Complex aromas start with a huge malty nose of sweet breads, bananas, cloves, spices, and dark fruits. Also wheat grains and a fruity bubble gum smell from the yeast. Very nice

The taste follows the aromas, with rich, big bready malts and the associated caramel and chocolate flavors. Also present are spices and flavors of dark fruits such as raisins and ripened bananas. Nice alcohol warming effects.

Mouthfeel is creamy and medium bodied. Carbonation is high. Finishes with big and sweet malts. Very hearty

Overall an epic beer; a definite treat!

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 03:28:57 | More by sommersb
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thatruth

Washington

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

picked up a 500ml from the Beer Junction in West Seattle. poured into Weizen glass.

pours a great three finger extremely light brown head that dissipates quickly. moderate, slippery lacing. lots of smog and sediment to the root beer colored body with light orange and amber tint. damn hazy. darker core with a molten lower body.

wheat, hops, cilantro, orange peel, cream cheese. pumpkin and coriander aroma.

citrus hops, spicy wheat, and a slightly chocolaty feel blend and work nice together.

taste is very light and pleasant. smooth, wet finish. 8.2% hidden very well by all the aroma and character. aftertaste almost cinnamon-y.

a fine brew. very interesting - anyway you look at it. even more important it tastes and smells great.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2011 18:15:36 | More by thatruth
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paperbackfoster

Missouri

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A careful pour of this yielded a four finger head, receding to a still impressive three fingers which clumped in a mound of tenacious carbonated suds. A single finger remained for the duration of my pint. The beer itself is a deep brick red with raspberry notes, kept alive by gentle but plentiful body carbonation.

S - Banana and clove, oddly enough, hint this dark-looking doppelbock. It also hints to lighter fruits, such as peach, as well as deeper, wine-associated fruits, like plum or blackberry. Soft vanilla notes come in with the yeast.

T - A lot of wine flavors - dark fruit, tannins, boxwood - ride in with a cascade of dark malts, full of fig, raisin, and sharp, toasty wheat. Not burnt, but certainly caramelized. This one, for me, is a standout example of the “big beer.” It does nothing to hide its higher ABV, its assortment of malts, and its minimal, neutral hopping. A very traditional, from-the-earth type of beer.

M - Round, tangy, with a sudsy sort of carbonation. Boozy without being aggressive or undrinkable, but certainly a sipper.

O - I wish there were more doppelbocks like this. Very true to style, and very true to its composition. I find many doppelbocks too heavy, lacking finesse. Or, on the other hand, too far crafted into a malty wheat that it becomes a bad spinoff. This is a pinnacle of style that reminds us of the spectrum big beers have to offer.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 05:45:29 | More by paperbackfoster
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chefelf

New York

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

This beer poured a nice deep brown color. It had a lovely malty aroma and taste to it. I was actually very surprised at how much it tasted like hefeweizen but with a more malted flavor. No bitterness at all. Very smooth and a great accompaniment to grilled meat.

I have been very happy with G. Schneider & Sohn's other offerings and this beer is just a nice. It was surprisingly smooth at 8.2% alcohol. I expected more of a punch from something with that high ABV.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 08:10:18 | More by chefelf
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I speak pretty good German, and beer like this makes we want to speak nothing but. It has a complex, fruity, yeasty, sweetness that is generally good. It sure doesn't look like much in the glass, but it has sufficient carbonation.

Initially it smelled and tasted a bit boozy - it does little to hide the 8.2%. I assume the bottle I bought was neither too old nor too fresh. Overall it is a nice experience and it would be OK to buy it again, but I won't go too far out of my way - there are a lot of other German beers that I prefer.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 17:15:25 | More by schoolboy
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jayhawk73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown w/ a slight crimson tinge if held up to the light. Nice two finger cocoa head that lingers for a bit. Good carbonation and decent lacing. Nose is that of caramel, apple, pear, malt, spices. Nose isn't as strong as I'd like, but it's still pleasant. Taste is the same profile as the nose, w/ noticeable carbonation. Goes down pretty smooth, w/ big malt/fruit feel to the beer. Fairly dry in the finish and aftertaste- really dry (but not bad). This is a really nice tasting brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 00:25:46 | More by jayhawk73
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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