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

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3,889 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,889
Reviews: 2,024
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 239
Gots: 311 | FT: 6
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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

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 bunnyhustle
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, rich brown with nice thick head. Head quickly dissolves and leaves no lace trails. Smell initially is of alcohol and some fruit but I cant put my finger on what. Grape? Cherry? Something, just cant distinguish. Taste is very good. Again, alcohol is present (almost a little too much) however there is a slightly sweet chocolate taste, its very subtle, but there. Overall good balance and leaves a bread/grainy aftertaste as with many wheat beers. Moderate carbonation leaves more of a crisp feel to the drink which I felt was enjoyable. Overall a good beer with a nice kick to it.

Photo of pcsnyder
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of hsus0225
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of tpacek
3/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Photo of czechsaaz
4.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is slightly sweet but is distinctly "Wheaty." There's also a lot of estery fermentation aroma and some phenols as is common with Bavarian Wheat beers. Not as powerful phenolic as a bavarian weiss, but some of the character is there in a light banana nose.

Deep reddish brown colored with a huge off white head. Lots of rising carbonation. Great balance of sweet flavors and light hops and wheat dryness. Everything plays together well.

Flavor is initially sweet and malty. But there's definitely the dry tartness from high % of wheat in the grain bill. Very fruity and caramel flavors on the back end.

Full bodied and creamy on the palate. A little bit warming halfway through the glass. Body is not so big that it seems thick.

Very smooth and easy driking for an 8% beer. A benchmark beer for the style. Not necessarily the best (there's a czech brewery that makes a better one IMO) but if you want to know what a Weizen DoppelBock is all about, this is where to start.

Photo of KI9A
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow. Picked this up at a local, well stocked liquor store, had a "ratebeer recommended" tag under it.

Pours hazy brown, 2 finger head. Spice, bannana, cloves, and malt hit my nose, promising to be an interesting drink.

Taste was a wonderful clove-y bannana bread. Had me scratching my head for the first 2 sips, then it really woke my tastebuds.
Enjoyed every ounce, can't wait to get another.

Photo of HeyItsChili
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass. Pours a cloudy garnet with golden highlights around the edges with a big, proud ecru head that slowly fades to a few bubbles clinging to the head.

S - Booming malt, mild spices, banana and citrus notes, bread, dark fruits are all hanging around.

T - Sweet candies, dark fruits i.e. raisins, roasted malt, yeasty, with a very mild, fleeting alcohol tinge in the finish.

M - On the thin side of medium-bodied with a little bit of carbonation tingle.

Notes - Pretty tasty, sometimes I misspell the name of this one.

Photo of tabascosigned
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Steve_Oldrati
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Duvel
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Bierleichen
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of gr0g
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown, somewhat murky. A big wheat head with excellent retention. Clove-forward on the nose, as the aroma is dominated by a "spicy" wheat character. A little bit of bubblegum and a hint of toasted bread.

Excellent sweet/dry balance as many great German brews show. Malt-forward overall, with a bit of clove. Mild bitterness on the finish. Some mild fruity esters, primarily raisin. Mouthfeel is fairly light with a smooth carbonation, but fades to flatness a bit too quickly.

Aventinus is an excellent wheat bock that's worthy of the praise it receives. Among the few dark wheat beers I've had to date, it stands above the rest.

Photo of trevorwideman
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle from demcorhip, thanks so much Gavin! Poured into an Erdinger Weiss glass.

Vigorous pour produces a massive 2 inch yellow head, feisty carbonation, and a mruky brown-coloured brew with some copper and red highlights when held up to the light. Aroma is extremely bready and malty with lots of spices. Caramel/Vanilla/banana sweetness plays second fiddle to coriander, peppercorns, a bit of cardamom. Meatier spices such as rosemary and sage are quite evident as well.

Taste is full of the typical weiss flavours, only taken to the next level of intensity. Banana, pear, clove, nuts, caramel, vanilla, coriander, all combined in a liquid bread experience. Wow is the word here... Body is good and thick and heavy but a little more carbonated than I might like, a mild quibble. This is so drinkable for the strength, but a little dangerous because of it. I love this style, even though I've only had two examples in my life, a wonderful spring brew.

Photo of vtfan77
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours an attractive hazy copper with a nice off-white head. The head mostly dissipates but about a quarter inch sticks around for the duration.

S- Most prominent are the banana and clove aromas that are typical for the style. Bready malt lies underneath, which indeed gives this beer a banana bread-like smell. As the beer warms, more aromas come into play, such as caramel and an unmistakable wheat twang. Quite a lot going on in the aroma.

T- More banana and clove along with a nice malt backing. Some chocolate joins the other flavors, adding some nice complexity. A touch of earthy hop bitterness appears at the finish.

M- Decent medium body, not overly carbonated. Smooth and kind of creamy.

D- This is a fairly rich beer and is kind of high in alcohol, so I think I'll have to stop at one.

What can I say, it's a classic. Although the style is not my favorite, I can appreciate a good beer when I taste one, and this is a good beer. It's even a favorite of one of my macro-drinking friends. You really can't go wrong with Aventinus. Recommended to all, but especially fans of strong wheat beers.

Photo of TheBungyo
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Someone needs to tame this head, it was on a rampage! 3 fingers worth topped sexy coffee-n-cola body. Nose is sweet like cotton candy, somewhat fruity, bringing to mind citrusy fruits. Upon sipping I can taste apricots, cotton candy, spices. Yum. Mouth is silky smooth. Certainly a fantastic example of the style. A must buy if you crave this style.

Photo of pweis909
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is my 2nd example of the style, the first being made by a local brewpub trying to imitate Aventinus.

Pours dark, looks syrupy, mine didn't have much head to it.

There is some banana and maybe caramel to the aroma.

The fruity taste would complement strong cheese, I think. Although there is a rounded maltiness to this, it is not dripping with sweetnees as the other weizenbock I have tried. The alcohol is noticeable and may be cutting the sweetness, but I suspect the local boys used more caramel malts, too. The fruit, w/o cloying sweetness, is sort of like banana peel as opposed to banana.

Thick and filling. I'd probably never have more than one.

Photo of I2uss
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of plfahey
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Photo of sjstraub
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of JohnG190
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - cloudy mahogany with five-finger, off-white head that is still thick ten minutes in!

Aroma - clove, banana, and yeasty biscuit dominate the aroma.

Taste - sweet biscuity malt balanced by spicy clove make this one well crafted beer.

Mouthfeel - medium body with effervescent carbonation make it seem lighter than its 8% ABV.

Overall - a magnificent beer that deserves its place amongst the finest in the world.

Photo of hckyfn9999
3.66/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with orange hues, with a nice head that lasts for a while.

Smell is of yeast and bananas with a little carmel.

Taste is similar to the smell. Sweet with a little banana and some yeast.

Mouthfeel is fine and its pretty drinkable although its not all its hyped up to be.

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Photo of Leftofthedial
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of allboutbierge
3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Much like a normal dunkelweizen, only with a tad more flavor and a little bit more alcohol.

Enjoyed in the festive enviroment of the Schneider Weiss tap house in Munich. Color was essentially that of any dunkel weiss, possibily with a slighter deeper brown color and more predominant orange hues. The head of the brew was extremely thick and long lasting. I bet I coudve floated a penny on the top of it (note-did not try). Flavor was particularly heavy in the aspects of bananas and even offered some notes of flat n/a apple cider. A very slight taste of alcohol could be tasted. Mouthfeel was extremely luxurious and thick. The strength of the flavors did however slightly detract from drinkability.

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