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

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4,055 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,055
Reviews: 2,068
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 262
Gots: 401 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

Formerly Schneider Aventinus.
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Photo of allengarvin
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Half-liter bottle, in a German weizen glass.

Appearance: Darkish walnut color, with a small white head of foam on top. Held up to the light, you can see the cloudiness of the beer.

Aroma: Lot of fruity aroma.

Flavor/Body: First taste is acidic and spicy, with fruitiness following quickly (perhaps more apricot than banana). Malt becomes more apparent in the finish, with a lengthy finish, drier than one expects. Lot of body, and warming alcoholic sweetness in the middle.

Simply one of the best weizenbocks out there, in my opinion: more weizen than bock, in terms of aroma and flavor.

Photo of donnebaby
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown purple color for this thick-looking body. Very active in the glass, which seems to keep up the beautiful head of small, even bubbles. Nose is deep and flavorful, tons of bubblegum lined with citrus and some alcoholic plum bombs, mildly sweet and very creamy.

Taste is overshadowed by the soft and bubbly carbonation that fills the mouth and hits the back of the throat. Lightly sweet bubblegum taste, alcoholic watermelon, or peach--nah, watermelon.
The slightest discomfort from alcohol on the throat, but overall highly drinkable and enjoyable. Big flavor and low sweetness, I could imagine myself drinking lots of this. Not heavy, despite the thick-looking appearance and medium to high carbonation.

Photo of Denali
4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Package: 1 Pint .9 oz. bottle

Presentation: Had a bottle of this at Redbones in Somerville, MA.

Appearance: Dark brown opaque color with huge tan head that eventually dissipated.

Smell: Bananas, cloves and sweet malt aromas.

Taste: Very sweet tasting. Nice presence of bananas and cloves, with a hint of chocolate. Zesty yeast flavor also comes through. Wonderfully balanced!

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: Very easy going sweet tasting beer.

Comments: Have to be careful when pouring this beer due to its tendency to form a huge head. A very tasty treat. This and the Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock are both well worth seeking out.

Photo of tomthumbsblues
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aventinus pours a cloudy maroonish brown color producing a big head which settles down to about a finger's width about the glass. Streams of bubbles add to the head as they ascend from the bottom. Smell is similar to red wine with hints of clove and cherry.

Initial taste produces a chocolate sensation along with fruit and spices. After allowing it to sit in the mouth awhile I was reminded again of red wine with just a hint of cherry. Feels good in the mouth. As the beer warms you get more of the chocolate taste coming out and it kind of weighs on the tongue a bit. All in all, a pretty good beer.

Photo of Mitchster
3.58/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brewed in 2000, aged by Schneider for 3 years before release. Forms an airy beige head with very poor retention, literally fading to nill in a matter of seconds. Lacing is absent. Color is clear (when decanted, cloudy on the second pour), dark chestnut, with amber accents and medium-strong carbonation. Aroma has predominate notes of mandarin oranges, raisins, a unique funky & floral "caramel sourness", vanilla, husken Munich malt, and faint cloves. No bananas. Mouthfeel is ruddy and oxidized, otherwise smooth, with a semi-creamy consistency and buttery texture. Alcohol is not appreciated in mouthfeel, or aroma. Body is medium-dense. Taste begins with butter, caramel, toffee and cloves, followed by mandarin oranges, a brief glimpse of syrupy alcohol, and then a very brief buttery finish. The finish is fleeting and the mouthfeel disappears like water, leaving very little of itself behind.

This brew, while not as exciting to myself as most others, is balanced nicely between the sweetness of the wheat malt and the mellow hops. Comparing it to my memory of the uncellared version, I think this beer has lost it's brightness and life, and certainly it's mouthfeel, head, and lacing have suffered greatly. I give my support to the un-aged version. Still, it's a unique and otherwise very good brew.

Photo of rousee
4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I am giving this beer high scores in all categories because it is truly way up there in the "all the best I have tried category ". We passed this one around--everyone smelled it and everyone was dying to try it. It is way expensive ! ($4.00 for a little more than a pt. at the liquor store that has pretty good prices). Try it we did and everyone --3 of us were extremely impressed. Not only did we find the perfect mingling of a wheat beer and a dark color to it. It has the elements described on the bottle: molasses. liquorice, nuts, berries--plain and simple this beer is amazing. I usually don't even like a dark beer except Guinness. This one is amazing. I wish everyone could try it right now !!

Photo of Zraly
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Photo of Ahhdball
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Even though the bartender did her best on the pour the head on this beer was HUGE. 1/2 foam 1/2 brew. 1/2 off-white, almost beige, 1/2 deep red, a good looking beer sans the head. Smelled heavy spices (cinnamon, choriander) and a small amount of malt. The taste was very unexpected (I've never had a Weizenbock) and delicious. Small hints of orange, vanilla, and cinnamon followed through with a chocolate malt. All the flavors had combined very nicely. The mouthfeel was tangy, smooth and light. I'd love to have this again.

Photo of fdrich29
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1 Pint .9 oz. bottle that has a classy, old fashion looking label.

Printed no less than two times on the bottle is the phrase "Germany's Original Wheat Doppelbock".

Huge head on this one that quickly shrinks down to a white ring around the glass. Smells like fruit, cloves and spices.

Taste is a wonderful mix of fruit (bananas mostly) and spice. The taste lingers and tingles the inside of your mouth well after it's slid down your throat.

This beer definitely promotes the phenomona of your eyes (or liver as it were) being bigger than your stomach. From the first sip you want to session this baby, but I wasn't able to to put back a second bottle, as much as I wanted to.

Photo of kmpitz2
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The beer pours a nice cloudy brown color with a gigantic head that nearly overflows my glass. There's about 3 fingers of head that falls slowly to leave the beer covered with a nice froth. The nose is citrusy lemon with banana more in the background. The flavor is very nice. It is creamy with lemon and banana coming through with the nice wheat sweetness. The banana stays with you after swallowing and sitting for a bit...just great. Very nicely balanced and very good. The mouthfeel is thick, creamy and nice. I could sit down and drink more than a few of these. Exceptional drinkability on this wonderful beer. My last homebrew (unintentionally, but fortunately) turned out similar to this beer.

Photo of slitherySOB
3.96/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A terrific treat of a beer. Pours a dark colour, not really sure what to call it. Not black, not brown, not orange, not red, but similar to all of the above. If you ever put a dark stout up to the light and saw the bit of red that comes through, then you'd recognize it, because it's very close to that aura of colour. Creamy, two finger head. Though their isn't much lace, the glass was recently washed before I poured this beer. So that may affect the lace. Ripe, juicy dark fruit smell, bit of caramel, sweet malts of wheat and barley, and even a slight cheese smell from the yeast. Bit off, yet still pleasant. Tastes damn good. More ripe fruits, with plums and cherries dominant, sweet malt followthrough all up to the aftertaste, which is similar to a dark bread. Creamy, thick mouthfeel coats your teeth, gums, cheeks, tongue and throat. Nice, very nice. I certainly wouldn't mind drinking this again, and again, and again... Though I prefer the Original, this is terrific as well.

Photo of meathookjones
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of silenius
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A brown-red beer with a big vigorous head that falls quickly to a thin bone colored layer over the beer. Very attractive.

The smell is campfire smoke, rootbeer, dark fruits, dark bready malts, caramel and toffee. What a great combo! Alcohol is not noticeable and at 8% that is something of an accomplishment.

The flavor mimics the nose with the smoke and rootbeer taking a backseat to the dark fig-like fruits, dark malty bread-like notes. The caramel adds a nice sweetness to this beer that is nicely balanced. What a treat. Alcohol is not detected in the taste.

Mouthfeel is a touch biting for me but the heft of the beer is very pleasant.

I could drink one after another of these, although I'd probably fall off my chair after a while.

Photo of TagoMago
4.79/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 1 pt. 9 fl oz. bottle poured into weizen glass.

Appearance: Cloudy brown. Head is faint and quicky subsides to almost nothing. No lacing is present.

Smell: Upfront fruitiness: fruity, grape aroma with faint cloves. Musky, yeasty wheat beer aroma is easily noticeable. Slight hints of coffee and chocolate lay in the background.

Taste: Tart grapes with a chocolately, yeasty background. Rich malts predominate upfront with a citrusy, fruity finish. A rather common wheat/weizen beer flavor is easily detected. This beer has a rather vibrant carbonation upfront, yet is exremely smooth in its finish.

Overall : A completely flawless weizenbock. Highly recommended!

Photo of coasterfreak75
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The pour was a dark copper/brown with a three finger head that quickly dissapated and left a light white lace on top of the beer. The lace hung around for the entire drink.

The smell was very fruity, apricots and dates, alot like a belgian ale. Hidden in the back of the nose was a hint of malt sweetness and even less hop spice.

The drink started with a sharp fruit kick, heavy in apricot. The middle was alot of carbonation with just a hint of malt. The finish was a very light kick of hops followed by a quick clean bit of wheat flavor.

This is the first wheat beer I've had that I really enjoyed. It was quite drinkable and refreshing. Thanks to Chatter for finding it for me, I'll look for this one again.

Photo of brentk56
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours an ice tea brown color with a massive, frothy head; splotchy lacing

Smell: Cloves and bananas predominate, with some undertones of dark fruit; strong yeasty odor from the bottle fermentation

Taste: Tastes just like it smells, with the characteristic weissbeer flavor of bananas tempered by the deeper and richer maltiness you expect from a doppelbock; very spicy after the swallow, with hints of dark fruit and chocolate

Mouthfeel: The carbonation tingles the tongue; medium to full bodied

Drinkability: This is one fine example of the style - touches all the bases

Photo of benmiliron
3.74/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Paid $2.99 for ~18 oz bottle.

Aventinus is a pretty heavy brew. Wheaty, chocolatey, fruity, yeasty - very complex. At 8% though, it'll kind of knock you on your butt. Would be nicer in a 12 oz bottle. A great tasting beer though, fun to try and pick out the various tastes. Kind of overwhelming though.

Photo of Ardon
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Good old Aventinus. Strange beer it is to me. When I first tried it I despised it, but like Orval, I kept coming back to it and now it's at the top of my list. Pours a beautiful mahogany with a big foamy, fizzy head. Smells of chocolate cherrys, and other unidentifiable fruits. Wonderful aromas are coming off of this that I just can't put my finger on. Smooth, smooth, smooth for something of this alcohol content. Instantly refreshing, yet at the same time, rich with flavour. Dark fruits and milk chocolate are all over this. The yeast assaults you with a million unidentifiable fruit flavours. The closest I can come is bananas, red delicious apples and cherries. Finishes with a slight, and I MEAN slight chocolately aftertaste. This is one of God's nectars and if Schneider and Sohn ever decide to stop making it they better start watching their backs! :)

Photo of cokes
4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Vintage 2000.
Looks like clay-infused cola. Darkish brown and opague.
Nose is raisiny with notes of vanilla, rum, sherry, and cognac. But not in an alcoholc sense. Loads of cloves, and chocolate covered bananas.
Begins with an enveloping caramel sweetness. It makes stops at bananas and chocolate, then ventures towards spice. White pepper and clove are foremost, but futher attention provides nutmeg and ginger. The finish is full of black grape skin, covered in white chocolate, vanilla and nougat. Brown sugar, rum, and bourbon all make cameos, but this is never over-boozy nor oversweet. Actually, alcohol is phased out entirely, and merely carries suggestions of related flavors. Ends with a bath of grape, vanilla and herb. Good lord!
Medium bodied, with dashing carbonation. This screams for additional draughts. And lots of them.
I appear to fancy this more than the non-aged Aventinus. It's a glorious brew and well worth the inflated price. All things considered, I'll purchase the standard issues and age them myself....and hope they turn out just as well.

Damn!

Photo of WesWes
4.07/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a translucent dark brown color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is exceptional. It has a nice fruity wheat scent with the addition of crystal malts for color and maltiness. The taste is good. It has a warm malty flavor with a crisp fruity wheat aftertaste. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a full bodied beer with a little too much carbonation. This is a damn good beer. For such a high abv., it goes down easy and finishes smooth; a fine sessions beer.

Photo of ViveLaChouffe
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Photo of bigbeerdrinka
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a medium dark brown with a slight ruby and amber hue when held up to the light. A strong whitish head pours about an inch thick without any lacing on the glass

Smell: Smells of dark fruits, figs, plums, raisins, along with a slight chocolate and wheat aroma. This beer also has a noticeable alcohol aroma.

Taste: Wheat and other dark malts hit up front followed by a smooth grape and raisin flavor. This beer then shows off some of its alcohol tones along with what tastes like bittersweet chocolate. This beer finishes with more grape flavors and dark fruits and finally a little more warm alcohol.

Mouthfeel: This beer is supersmooth. The flavors just combine perfectly and the body is surprisingly light and crisp.

Drinkabilty: For a beer that is as kicking as this one is, it goes down easier than the fresh bottles. Simply amazing.

Overall: If you like Aventinus, try it aged... You'll absolutely love it. I sure as hell do. Super smooth and well balanced.. What great flavors..

Photo of assurbanipaul
4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Why, oh why have I waited so long to write a review? Always overlooked, forgotten, yet remaining one of my all-time, cross-style favorites. But perhaps a blessing in disguise, for it gives me an excuse to open a new bottle.

Pours a clear, dark chestnut with an enormous off-white head, requiring several pours to fill a glass, but retires quickly to just a fizzy ring. Aroma is sweet, sweet caramelized malt, pumpernickel and some light yeast.

Taste is a steady stream of caramel, butter rum and malty goodness. Faintly and subtly spiced with hints of syrup, nutmeg, cloves, raisins. Bready with very little alcohol presence in the flavors. Maybe a chocolate malt taste but not chocolate, just barely the taste of sour apple. Hint of bubblegum arrives late on the palate.

Mouthfeel is on the heavy side but well-carbonated and finishes clean with only a faint, gentile aftertaste. Full-bodied and fantastically easy to drink. A great example of both the dopplebock style and what an ideal beer should aspire to be.

Photo of wyllder
3.4/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a deep, muddy golden brown, with a modest fizzy head that settles down to little more than a lacing.

Nose has some alcohol esthers and a scent of what I can only describe as burnt hops.

First sip is interesting, leading in with a quick hit of hops, mellowed out by a mild burnt malt taste and then the hops are back, mixing with the carbonation to form an interesting combination of dark caramel roasty malt and hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is ok, with the carbonation being a bit too agressive against the burnt taste for my liking.

This is my first review of a Weizenbock, and I've found I am evidently not a fan of the style. While I can appreciate the complexity and craft of this brew, the taste ended up being unpalatable to me after about 2/3 of the bottle and I couldn't force myself to finish it.

If you like Weizenbocks, I have little reason to doubt you'll like or love this.

Wyll-

Photo of DrJay
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, dark coppery brown with a dark cream coloured head. High carbonation kept a thin layer of foam on top until the end. Ripe bananas and caramel sweetness are apparent in the aroma, as is some aromatic spiciness. The first impression on taking a sip was surprise at how creamy the texture is. The carbonation mixes very well with the full body to make it seem almost "chewy". A slight yeastiness forms a base for the flavour, with fruit, nuts, spice, licorice, and some faint chocolate and bitterness mixed in. Alcohol warmth is noticeable at the finish and provides a slight spiced rum character as well. This is a spectacular beer, and definitely worth a try.

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 4,055 ratings.