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

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3,537 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,537
Reviews: 1,980
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 190
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.

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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

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

500 mL purple-and-gold-labelled bottle. I've never had a Schneider & Sohn beer I didn't like, so I've been anticipating this one for a while.

Pours a muddy brown colour with some amber-copper highlights. Solid two fingers of creamy off-white head on top, retaining quite a while and leaving behind copious quantities of lacing on the sides as it gradually dies down to a half-finger cap. Lots of banana in the aroma, probably more than any wheat beer I've had previously. Plenty of yeast, wheat malt and clove in the nose, as well as some raisins and plums.

I honestly wasn't sure what to think when I took a sip of this; I knew I liked it but there was just too many different things on the palate to pinpoint anything specific. Giving it a little more thought, the usual sweet-ish wheat malt, yeast and banana flavours are pretty dominant, but there is a lot of dark fruit character as well (raisins, plums, figs and dark cherry come to mind). Some chocolate and molasses underneath this, with plenty of spicy clove goodness. Earthy toward the finish, where the ethanol heat becomes noticeable, but works with rather than against the other flavours to give it a drying finish. Not particularly heavy for a beer of its abv; I'd call it medium-bodied. Reasonably mild carbonation gives it a light bite, with a silky-smooth mouthfeel much like their flagship hefe.

This is just amazing stuff. Tons of variety, both in the aroma and flavour, together with an unbeatably smooth feel make this one of the most satisfying brews I've ever had. I think I would still prefer the much lighter Schneider-Weisse on most occasions - but the alcohol in this stuff is well-hidden, which makes it much more suited as a slow winter sipper (EDIT: and slow is not an exaggeration - I am still drinking this an hour after finishing the review!) I will definitely purchase this again at some point.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 04:29:44 | More by thehyperduck
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BedetheVenerable

Missouri

3.68/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 500ml slimline brown pop top Euro bottle...nice, classy label...some kind of dating code which I can't quite decipher.

Appearance: Hazy sienna beer, with high levels of carbonation and an ivory cap which shows good retention.

Smell: Lots of banana, but not sharp or over-the-top, as in some weizen beers. Hints of dark wheat bread, and a wonderfully soft, sugary sweetness in the background. Just a hint of the alcohol on the nose, and a light spicy note.

Taste: My first thought is that there's definitely more alcohol on the palate than is suggested by the aromas. It's not hot, but this beer's strength is clearly present. Soft flavors of banana and wheat, a bit of sweetness as well.

Mouthfeel: Soft and luscious

Overall: It's tasty, but the booze is a bit more present than it would need to be, strictly speaking. Also, while the flavors here are nice, there's not a ton of depth. Not a bad brew by any means, just not what I expected, based on the reviews. But then again, I don't really know how old this is.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 03:48:03 | More by BedetheVenerable
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rudolphjacksonm

Virginia

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

A - A dark, rich brown-amber color. Poured a two-finger head that quickly dissipated into a one-finger head that took longer to dissolve. Minimal lacing.

S - A faint smell of crisp apple and pear along with a faint floral scent. Hard to detect but once you do, it smells great.

T - The taste is complex and hard to describe, but the initial taste can be broken down into the following flavors: plum, apple, pear, cinnamon, allspice, orange, banana. From there the flavor progresses into a malty, bready flavor that's actually quite nice on the back of the tongue.

M - Smooth with medium carbonation. Tingles only slightly and is not overpowering. Overall, the mouthfeel of this beer is what makes it truly exceptional; it enhances the experience while highlighting the more subtle flavors.

Overall, this beer is fantastic. It's solidly built, beautiful to look at, and both feels and tastes great. I would highly recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 02:40:34 | More by rudolphjacksonm
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chilly460

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy dark brown with a quickly dissipating head, minimal lacing.

S: Sugary fruits, figs, raisins, with dark caramel.

T: Fruity, as in the nose. Less sweet than anticipated, rich flavor. Cleaner ending, bready yeast.

M: Medium carbonation, Full bodied. Very solid.

O: Nice complex taste, lots of flavor, but not wearying on palate.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 21:20:50 | More by chilly460
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zimm421

Ohio

4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass. Appears a dark brown with a nice ruby hint to it. Has a thick 3 plus fingers of head. The head is off white and has great staying power.

Nose is full of sweet malts, spiciness, specifically clove, and some fruitiness in the background. Not a lot of balance, but the nose is very inviting and definitely the best characteristic. It is full and almost overpowering, as well as complex. Taste is full of sweetness, bananas, fruits and spices. Has nice wheat notes and some nice alcohol flavors, you can definitely feel it warming as it goes down. The taste is also complex, but doesn't top the aroma.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, above average carbonation that leaves a nice bite in the tongue. Goes down pretty easily, even with the alcohol. Overall, a great brew. It all goes together so well, and the sweetness balanced with the spices is a great combination.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2011 01:02:58 | More by zimm421
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match1112

Illinois

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

a: pours a dark caramel light chocolate color. an agressive pour yields an impressive five finger head that has staying power.

s: bananna, clove some light chocolate notes in there as well.

t: overpowering bananna and clove. other than that it's hard to detect much else.

m: has great carbonation with a light medium body. nice creamy texture to it, but not so much it's syrupy or chewy.

o: good beer if your in the mood for clove.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2011 01:20:30 | More by match1112
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tony223366

California

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

From my beer journal. Reviewed on August 2, 2011.

A: Beautiful copper brown color. Very cloudy. This beer erupted with off white head in a good way. A very good way. Very light tan and lasting.

S: This beer smells great. Nice fruitiness with cloves and lots of caramel. I pick up a hint of the alcohol as well.

T: Bready malts up front with a light clover taste. A deep rumlike flavor that I really enjoyed. Finishes with a bite of alcohol. This is a rich and tasty beer.

M: Nice medium to full body feels great while drinking. I feel like it could use just a bit more carbonation though.

O: Wow this beer was a treat. I will be going back to this beer again and again. The beer hits it at almost all levels.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 07:04:02 | More by tony223366
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OutFox

New York

4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Aventinus glass at 55 degrees. Perfect

A - Gorgeous. I mean thick white head of like 2+ fingers with a enticing brown colo for the body. Amazing retention and lacing.

S - Wheat aromas predominate, followed but a rich caramel malty sort of sweetness. Banana and cloves are present from the yeast strain.

T - Same as the nose but better. I mean its hard to put to words how balanced and delicious this beer is. You cant stop drinking it. I mean i went through a full Aventinus glass in like 4 minutes because I constantly wanted to taste the beautiful flavors. The alcohol notes do sort of pop through right at the end but its in enjoyable way.

M - Perfect. the creamy sort of wheat feel to it which is just perfectly balanced. Medium bodied not too much and not too little.

O - This is easily the best Weiznbock in the world. Weinhestephaners comes close but this one is in a league of its own. Schneider & Son is da bomb.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 18:27:31 | More by OutFox
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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
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,537 ratings.