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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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3,350 Ratings
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Ratings: 3350
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)
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drpimento

Wisconsin

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

Mmmmm, nice to finally compare the draft version to the bottle. This one poured with a lighter head and heavy haziness. Aroma wasn't as pronounced. Definitely sweeter at first then changing to a tartness that blends with the sweetness towards the end. Fun to experience the changing sweet to tart to blend of flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

11-18-2007 22:23:22 | More by drpimento
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smurphy77

Pennsylvania

4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. Was poured a sample from draft on the recommendation of the bartender (I asked for something bold and/or extreme).

Poured a light caramel color with a big foamy head. One sip and I was blown away. The big head gives way to a blast of banana aroma and flavor. The fruitiness is complemented by a distinctive toffee/caramel sweetness. This beer melts in your mouth. The finish is sweet with a trace of alcohol, just enough to let you know you're drinking a beer and not a dessert from iron chef.

Fantastic beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2007 13:41:49 | More by smurphy77
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RocPorterFanatic

Ohio

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

A - Cloudy Garnet/Brown

S - Fruity and Spicy.

T - First sip, the wheat and fruit comr through strongly, followed by the alcohol. Its very pleasant.

M - Lightly carbonated, not overly done.

D - Great Beer. This was my first weizenbock and I was not disappointed. I happily enjoyed a 2nd.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2007 20:01:54 | More by RocPorterFanatic
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zdk9

Texas

3.65/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Basically all this beer is, is spicy wheatness, combined with yeasty goodness.

A- Pours a slightly dark yellow with major haziness. A finger of head reveals not much lacing.

S- Wow yeast, yeast, and more yeast. Like a loaf of rising bread.

T- Like the smell, a lot of yeast. But also some spiciness. More sweet spiciness than intense spiciness- somewhat peppery but mostly cinnemon. Hops? I'm not really sure but I can taste bitterness which rounds out the sweet spice.

M- Great carbonation and decent creaminess, but could be better.

D- This beer has a strong taste, but it's mainly yeastiness. If there was something more complex it would be delicious, but as it is, it's hard to justify such a deliciousness.

Serving type: on-tap

10-26-2007 06:52:12 | More by zdk9
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seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

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

500ml serving vom fass at the Weisses Brauhaus in Munchen


A- very murky ruby rusty brown colour, with solid 3 finger head, fantastic lacing all the way through., just looks so thick, a meal in itself!

S- Lots of fresh bready malts, some cloves and banana. Some hints of vanilla and syrup as it warms.

T- a nicely balanced nutty overtone mixed with some faint notes of clove and banana, finishes well, alcohol is very well masked, big and malty. The balance is superb with all the flavours and alcohol

M- medium carbonation, a solid meaty mouthfeel, a meal in itself,

D- a great winter into spring beer this is for me, something to start getting away from christmas ales and stouts, and start thinking about bocks, still with a nice maltiness. The abv is superbly hidden, very moreish, definitely beats pikantus!

long live the Weisses Brauhaus!!

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2007 11:21:41 | More by seanyfo
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geokills

California

4.78/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A dark 'n delicious beauty of a beer! Boasting an incredibly rich, nutty flavor with strong hints of spice - cinnamon and clove come immediately to my senses. With a sweet aroma and a silken mouthfeel akin to what might be a sort of liquid velvet, the thick and longevitous head comprised of fine bubbles tops off what is one of the best beers I've ever had the pleasure to experience. So spicy she is that this would not be a beer I drink in robust quantity, rather one to savor and let linger on the palate while the ripe fruity scents waft up to the nose and prelude the slightly bitter, ever so smooth finish fit for kings.

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2007 02:46:00 | More by geokills
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TripelMajor

New York

4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

One of my all time faves.

Even better on tap (like most wheats) if you can find it. Served in an cool 14 oz Aventinus glass

Thick, hazy and murky. Big, fragrant weise head. Almost seams to glow. Amazing.

Fruity and spicy. Deep plum and cherry, clove and cinnamon. It's hard not just to stick your face in this one.

Goes down with the smoothness of a classic bock (like say Celebrator), but has the deep spicy character of your favorite dunkel-weise. Almost chocolatey, but never syrupy or too sweet. Alcohol is amazingly well-hidden. I would have guessed this was ridding around 4% ABV.

Feels great in the mouth, like a classic german weisen. Usually the mouth feel is my favorite part of the wheat beer experience, but this one lacks the rich coat your mouth feeling of a straight weise.

A bit hearty to drink this one all night, and eventually you want to switch to something different. But to it's credit you can start or finish your night with this one and be equally satisfied. Such a great combination of refreshment and flavor. A true great.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2007 00:46:18 | More by TripelMajor
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psinderson

Pennsylvania

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

Served on-tap in traditional glassware.

Appearance: Murky medium brown color. Thick, strong off-white head. Good lacing down the glass.

Smell: A lot of typical Hefe character, meaning yeasty and floral. A good amount of citrus in the nose along with some alcohol. Background of caramel maltiness.

Taste: Great wheat/bock combination here. Yeasty with some brown sugar flavors and a clean, smooth finish. Even a bit of vanilla detectable. A small bit of hops detectable.

Mouthfeel: Nice thicker body with a soft smoothness.

Drinkability. Dangerous one here...smooth and clean.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2007 19:43:35 | More by psinderson
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cktison

Virginia

4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served on tap in Aventinus glass, long bottom with a chalice-like top.
A: Gorgeous. Cloudy brown, 1.5" head that is creamy and holding above rim of glass.
S: Again, great smell. Nose deep in the head, fruits and banana and clove. Some alcohol noticable, but not much for 8.0%
T: Spectacular weizenbock, creamy and nice carbonation. Spicy, cloves dominant. Clean finish to me, great lingering flavors, fruits.
M: Very creamy, very smooth. Little bite as you first take it in.
D: Stunned its %8. Goes down very easily, very smooth. Excellent beer, especially on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2007 17:30:02 | More by cktison
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BlueHammer

Connecticut

4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a deep brown opaque color. It has strong fruit smell, particular bananas and some slight prune overtones. The beer is moderately carbonated but that is balanced with the strong banana flavor. It was served on-tap with a slight head that left moderate lacing that did not stay long. The taste is sweet through and through, giving it a balanced flavor. It has a smooth taste and finish. An excellent on-tap selection.

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2007 02:47:11 | More by BlueHammer
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nriech

Virginia

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

A: Pours out a thick, brown head, tons of it. Beer is a little hazy.

S: Molasses, chocolate and banana, wheat bread, cloves, wow! Lots of aromas that all meld perfectly and make this one of those beers you just love to swirl around and smell.

T: Initially tasted the wheat bread mentioned in the smell. Then more vanilla, cloves and alcohol became apparent. Bananna and caramel round out the flavors after warming in your mouth. Medium body and creamy.

D: Could drink this one all the time. Very pleasant that is enjoyable thru and thru. Easy drinking for a complex beer. Almost anyone could drink this one, even the beer haters.

Serving type: on-tap

11-14-2006 13:23:51 | More by nriech
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arguemaniac

Virginia

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

Pours a hazy chestnut color featuring a rich, well-retained head. The fruity, slightly sour aroma includes some nice clovey hints. The rich, complex palate offers clove, banana, some distinct cinnamon (as well as an overall spiciness along those lines), a mild acidity and some definite dark fruit flavors. The finish is fruity with some graininess. The mouthfeel is slightly thicker than medium-bodied with an active carbonation tang.

What a classic, but unusual beer (though I guess the weizenbocks are certainly becoming more common). But like many such beers, you either love or you hate it; I, for one, love it. Complex and deceptively drinkable. Highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2006 03:32:10 | More by arguemaniac
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on-tap at the Weisses Brauhaus in Munich.

A: Murky chestnut, off-white head, some retention and lace.

S: Fruit bread! Bready malt, fruity esters, raisin, sherry.

T: Bready, fruity, warming alcohol, very well rounded.

M: Moderate to full body is slightly creamy. Moderate carbonation.

D: Quite good, especially considering the strength!

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2006 00:26:20 | More by Derek
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Jacobob10

New Jersey

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

On-tap @ Firewaters in Hackensack, NJ.

Served in an Aventinus 0.5 L glass with a thin shaft and bulbous head. Sort of like a...ummm, hmmm, uhhh....nevermind. Just go here to see what I'm talking about: http://home.earthlink.net/~omniron/pictures_glasses/aventinus.jpg

Getting back on topic here, the appearance is brownish orange with an off-white head. The aroma is slightly spicy like cloves or cinnamon, but not as pungent as either of those. The taste brings out a bit more fruitiness, much like a wheat beer, and the spice is still evident. Medium bodied and easy on the palate for an 8% ABV beer. I didn't know the ABV until I wrote this review and I would have guessed that this was less than 8%. Drinkability was good, but I was ready to try something else after this beer. Actually, I was ready to put my head down on my pillow and go to sleep after this beer since it was preceded by a DFH World Wide Stout, haha. Aventinus was like a wheat beer with a kick to it, and although wheat beers are not my favorite, this was pretty tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

01-17-2006 16:16:10 | More by Jacobob10
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: hazy dark copper in color with a decent 1" head. Some soft lacing develops.

Smell: the aroma is of strong yeast, caramel, and spice.

Taste: the flavor components are of caramel, alcohol, hints of banana, ripe red fruits, strong yeast, and spice. Bitterness levels were lower than expected.

Mouthfeel: mildly crisp at the start. The finish is smooth and the yeast and alcohol lingers long on the tongue.

Drinkability: I found this to be extremely drinkable even though the alcohol levels are clearly detectable. Great brew.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2005 13:28:34 | More by Gavage
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dgallina

Georgia

3.48/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served a pale and murky light brown with a large creamy tan head that persisted through the half-liter. Smells of overpowering sweet and fruity malts, particularly banana. Tastes strongly of tropical fruits up-front with a significant and persistent bitterness in the finish. Creamy smooth in the mouth.

A one-two punch of sweet and sour. Somewhat simplistic. Lacking in depth and disappointing overall.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2005 05:04:23 | More by dgallina
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swamiswamu

Indiana

3.3/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a disapointment. It pours reddish orange with a eggshell head. Some lacing. The malts were just too cloying. This offset a little bit by cloves, but not enough. It did serve as a deecent winter warmer, but the sweetness really cut down on drinkability. I can see the love for this beer, but I just wasn't feeling it.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2005 16:20:44 | More by swamiswamu
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carln26

Missouri

4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was on tap at Cicero’s and poured deep brown with garnet highlights into a shaker pint glass. Very thick dense, cream colored head. Bright fruit malt aroma. More of the same in the flavor. Light lace, slightly cloudy. Subtle caramel and figs come through late in the flavor profile. Rich mouth feel. To me this beer defines this style. Rich and sweet, it’s even better on tap than it is from a bottle. The malty sweetness overcomes the roaster flavor you see in many Weizenbocks. What a terrific beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2004 00:06:59 | More by carln26
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GClarkage

California

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed in October 2004 at the Toronado on tap. Let me start by saying that I have had this beer many a time, but am just getting around to rating it. This is, without a doubt, my favorite current beer. It pours with a huge head and leaves a nice lace while drinking it in my awesome Aventinus glass. The only reason it doesn't get a 5 on appearance is that I compare everything against beers like Westy or Rochefort or the like. The bubbles seemed to be a little large and the lacing wasn't top notch as some beers I have had. The scent is heavenly. Smells of so many different things. Cloves, spices, anise, chocolate, bananas, toffee, port like wine. So many different scents to amaze your nose. Taste is just as good. Mostly I taste the cloves, spices and bananas. Perfect carbonation for this style beer which makes it very smooth going down. The high alcohol content is the only reason it doesn't get a 5 on drinkability. Two of these is plenty for me before it ends being as enjoyable. A really good afterdinner drink if you don't wan't something super sweet like a port, barleywine or eisbock. Can't say enough good things about this beer. Even the price is good. About $3.29 at my local bevmo for a 16.9 oz bottle. I always have at least 4-6 or these on hand at all times. If you see it, you must try it. I deplore you people!!! Buy one...no, buy two because you will be wanting another the minute you finish the first.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2004 17:17:17 | More by GClarkage
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AlexJ

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A draft pour into an appropriate Aventinus glass reveals a thick bone-colored head that leaves decent lacing. Beer remains under a veil of head till' the end.
--Nose is BIG, filled w/ cloves, nutmeg, bannana-bread, heather. I also find traces of dark fruit and raisens. Has the trademark aroma of a wheat-beer (on steroids), w/ an alcoholic kick
---Mmmm, it tastes as good as it smells, no, better! Tastes like warm raisen-bread. Nice caramely malts. Sweet with a rather light mouthfeel. This is one tasty beer. I would drink one after Thanksgiving dinner, or anytime for that matter! Can you age this beer?

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2004 19:11:03 | More by AlexJ
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Zraly

Virginia

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

I had the pleasure of having this number on tap at The Bier Garden in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Came perfectly poured with a frothy, tannish head and was a cloudy, deep brown in hue. It looked as hearty as it tasted.

The flavors were a combination of spicy, rich candy flavors and toasty malt notes. Flavors that are common to a good German hefeweizen are found in addition to a lingering alcohol layer that finishes up with a flavor akin to "leathery figs".

I had this brew paired up with Rouladen, a German steak roll stuffed with pickles, mustard, onion and Blackforest ham in a flavorful gravy over spatzle. Jealous? You should be.

Serving type: on-tap

08-16-2004 15:39:35 | More by Zraly
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meathookjones

Virginia

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

I had this on tap at Cogan's Instant Art Bar in Norfolk, Virginia. This came out a cloudy darker brown color with red highlights and a good-sized light tan head that rose out of the glass. Fantastic aromas rise out of this beer with dark fruits, bready malt and that yeasty wheat smell being at the forefront. There are also slight notes of smoke and chocolate. The taste starts of with slightly sweet fruits and a good amount of carbonation as well. There was a good malt flavor over the middle before a slight bit of hops and wheat come in at the end. This has a full creamy body and good carbonation. Very drinkable as well with 3 or 4 tall glasses easily going down in one sitting. Excellent beer that is highly recommended especially on tap if you can find it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2004 17:48:45 | More by meathookjones
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ViveLaChouffe

Georgia

4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep hazy brown with a frothy tan head. Lacy. Smells of wheat malt and ripe banana. Cloves and light caramel.

Wow. This beer is amazing. My description will not do it justice. Tastes of dark wheat malt and strong ripe banana. Caramel and cloves. Rich, complex flavors. Fruity. This is sooo smooth. For a 12% ABV brew, it remarkably smooth. Rich malty aftertaste. Soooo drinkable and so tasty. This beer makes me happy.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2004 00:14:22 | More by ViveLaChouffe
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DrunkenPanther

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

As the bar maid was bringing this brew to us, it almost appeared as though it was 1/2 liter of purple liquid with a giant fluffy white head on top. As it got closer, I realized it was merely a deep ruby color, but what a color it was. The locals at the table tried their hand at English with us, giving us the warning that this beer was not for amateurs. Taking a sniff, you could tell this beer was in the 8% range. Pretty alcohol smelling. As I took the first sip, my worries of it tasting like pure alcohol were put to ease. While there was a bit of an alcohol taste, there was plenty of malt here to balance that out. A bit of a clove taste followed it as well. It was a lot crisper than I was expecting. Definitely a refreshing bock to take down mid day.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2004 22:02:28 | More by DrunkenPanther
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ChimayMayDay

New Jersey

4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

If beer is liquid bread, then Aventinus is liquid cake (or some form of dessert). I love the decadence of this beer. Ludwig's on Samson St. in Philly pours all of mine. Speaking of the pour, it takes a while. I sometimes order an easy Hefe-Weizen to drink while I wait for the Aventinus. The thick head eventually subsides to a creamy topping. The color is a wonderful dark brown. The mouthfeel is creamy and sometimes milky. I have to remind myself that this is somehow related to watery macrobrews. Somehow...

There's the flavor of wheat and malt at the beginning and a nice alcohol taste at the end. In between are even more flavors, including bananas and some chocolate and all kinds of sweetness (I'll leave others to decide exactly which fruits are present).

I don't have to mention that I feel like curling up in a beanbag chair or a fluffy cloud after drinking this. I even find myself floating on a dark river in the land of dreams. I'm sorry, I was talking about beer.

Some may say I am nuts, but I have noted the smell and taste of bubble gum at times. Bubble gum!!! Is this beer? The answer is no. It's ambrosia.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2004 08:03:00 | More by ChimayMayDay
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,350 ratings.