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

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3,835 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,835
Reviews: 2,008
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 230
Gots: 288 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

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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Photo of Honus1
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of SanFranJake
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of hsus0225
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Poured into weizen glass from bottle

A: Hazy dark amber, finger of head that dissipated. Carbonation apparent. Interesting looking brew.

S: Strong wheat tones with hint of alcohol as well. Very nice nose.

T & M: Wow, I really really enjoyed the taste of the beer. Strong wheat tones but the body much stronger that the typical hef that I've had. I'm really looking forward to the next Saint Arnold Divine Reserve which will be in this style.

D: Highly drinkable, I thoroughly enjoyed this beer and will definitely be having again.

Photo of Glibber
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice looking clear amber beer with a off white head that left ample lacing. A nice malty aroma with wheat overtones. Obvious Germany hops and flavoring, but a little more complexity that most other German beers I have enjoyed. I was excited to find this beer, and it lived up to my expectations.

Photo of Los1324
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of gr0g
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
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 LaChupacabra
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of McStagger
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This is my first experience with any kind of non-american wheat beer. I probably should have started with a traditional hefe, but a buddy bought this for me at the bar one night.

Appearance: Pours out a thick, brown head. Head was much darker than I expected. However, with the consistency of the beer, I was surprised at how quickly the head dissipated. Dissapointing... The beer itself was an extremely hazy brown. Under the dim light of the Electro Lounge, it almost looked as if there were bits of sediment floating around.

Smell: Heaven. Rich chocolate and carmel with a touch of vanilla. Little bit of dark fruit, almost like raspberries. Delightful.

Taste: Much more of the subtle layers of chocolate. Still got a lot of carmel, as well. Layers of vanilla were intermingled . As the beer got warmer, (was served at about 40 degrees F), I began noticing the presence of the yeast more. Lingering notes of banana bread and soft mocha replaced what was previously chocolate and carmel. Incredible taste.

Mouthfeel: Incredibly full bodied beer. Some may argue viscosity and an almost "syrupy" mouth feel, but I believe this beer is pure velvet. Slides across the tongue depositing lingering pockets of taste to delight the palate. Very nice.

Drinkability: The only thing about this beer that I had any issue with. Not that it's necessarily hard to drink, but that it is something that should not be consumed in any sort of excess due to it's overall sweetness, amount of yeast and alcohol content. Not a beer to trifle with, which is sad, because it's so delicious.

Photo of dfried
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Huge off white head, murky brown color with yellow highlights at the edges. Big aroma of bread, chocolate, and caramel as well as fruity notes of light banana, and of course some spicy clove mixed in for good measure.

Alcohol is noticable and warming at first sip. As in the aroma, stong flavors wheat and caramel dominate, with a light chocolate zip to it. Banana flavors are there from the yeast but a more complex fruitiness is apparent much like plums and a hint of apricot. A persistant spicy clove flavor really helps balance out any harshness from the alcohol but without taking center stage. Definitely a full bodied beer.

Overall one of the best beers I have tried in a long time. Its hard to find a flaw in this one. Complex yet very approachable...and delicious.

Photo of PatronWizard
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A wheat doppelbock, huh? Never had one'a dem before. 500ml to me glass...

Dark but lighter than other doppels I've had. Burgandy brown. Big bubbled head wells up and dies rather quickly.

Great scent. Really fruity. Cloves.

Plums. I taste plums. Delightfully fruity. I've had fruit taste ruin a beer for me before but this is a very pleasant fruit taste. Nicely done.

Thick, almost syrupy, but the carbonation counteracts the thickness in a good way. I like.

Aside from all else - Daddy loves 8.2%, he does.

Overall: all around good stuff, worth a try

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Beer pours murky brown with a tan head that is rocky and likes to stick to the glass.

Aroma of dark baked bread, some banana, a touch of alcohol.

Beer is rich and full on the palate, I get notes of bread, banana, alcohol, and darker grains.

This is a great beer, it is warming a bread like, great for a cold day.

Photo of Leftofthedial
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Bromine
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of yen157
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Malty and deep with just the right amount of spiciness. Lighter than one would expect just by looking at it because of the relatively high (8%) alcohol. Great beer for relaxing with in the evening. Perhaps a little bit too carbonated.

Photo of ibbjamin
3.8/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received this 500ml bottle in a trade with deepsouth. Poured into a weizen glass.

Pours like a glass of champagne. Very fizzy with lots of head, even when poured gently. This head disappears in no time. The color is beautiful. A nearly opaque deep brown like of a silky smooth Belgian Strong Dark. Several medium sized dark brown floaters. No lacing.

Smell is even reminiscent of fine champagne. Very carbonated, even in the nose. The wheat/weiss qualities are apparent, but pleasant. I usually am not fond of this style, but this one is very appealing. Yeast, raisins, figs, bananas, sweet malts and all earthy at the same time. A class of its own in smell.

Trying so hard to like this one, but the wheat/weiss qualities are too much for me. Granted this is what the style is, but those are the qualities I don't like in a beer. The complexities of the nose are lost in the taste.

Light bodied. Fizzy mouthfeel.

The best I've had of this style.

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

Poured a rich hazy burnt amber with a pillowy finger of head. The head had a great deal of lasting power. The beer smelled great - sweet malt, mild cloves, raisins, wheat..lot going on, but the components really meld together well.

Taste was very smooth. Hard to believe that this is 8.2%. Raisins, sweet malt, clove, some banana; pleasant yeast flavor. Really well balanced flavor. The beer had nice carbonation, a medium body and finished with a good spicy aftertaste.

Photo of sponberg
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer being reviewed: a 1998 bottle of Aventinus, stored at 53 degrees in its case in a dark basement, poured at cellar temperature into a 0.5l Aventinus glass. How does this one age? Let's find out...

Mahogany amber-red. The head starts out thick but quickly dissipates into a thin, rather highly carbonated bead. The aroma is redolent of yeast, with some toasted almond and estery notes along with a breadlike maltiness.

Interesting - I was expecting some cardboardy flavors, but instead I get a very toasty-sweet maltiness, with notes of coffee, cocoa, and background esteriness of clove and a little banana. Really fizzy mouthfeel, prickly on the tongue. Alcohol and an oily astringency also present. It's like the tongue gets three effects at once - prickly at the tip, oily in the middle, and astringency at the back. Let's let this warm up a bit... Hmm. The prickliness has died off a bit, leaving more esteriness, vanilla, and a hint of smokiness in its wake. The alcohol seems more apparent than on a fresh bottle as well.

Conclusion: Aging doesn't hurt, but doesn't increase the complexity or depth of flavor to as great a degree as I'd figured it would. Drink it fresh for best effect IMO - but if you have an aged bottle or two, it's still a wonderful brew.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Heretic42
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of JohnG190
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
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 Brez07
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

16oz bottle poured into an Allagash 25cl glass

A: Pours a dark brown amber color. Lots of visible, very active carbonation. Leaves a 3 finger head at first, which slowly recedes to about 1 finger. Maybe some of the best retention I've seen

S: Surprisingly more fruity then I expected. Lots of banana, melon and pineapple. Some clove and bready yeast mix in there, with the slightest hint of alcohol. Very inviting

T: Starts with a sweetness, which I'll guess is more candied malts. There is a blend of spice, clove, some fruit and wheat that follows. Leaves me wanting more as soon as I swallow

M: Medium bodied. Carbonation dances on the tongue, leaving a slight tingle. Bit of a dry, spicey finish

D: I had no issues with finishing this; in fact, I wish I had another. Alcohol is no issue and the sweetness is enough to notice but not get in the way of enjoying a full bottle. After Hopfenweizen, this is my favorite from this brewery. Great beer

Photo of charlesw
2.7/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

OK, this is getting to be a bit much for me. How is it possible that I find similarities in three beers in a row? The color, here, is different. But the taste... Yeah. Nutty and malty, for sure, but some of that same brown sugar taste (not the sweet part). Fine mouthfeel. I'm just not interested today. I've got to go and grab something good - to make sure that it's not just an off day for me!

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

Dark, cloudy brown appearance with thick head that slowly settles down. Smell is very sweet, with various fruit (banana, oranges, etc.) and a hint of citrus and wheat.

Taste is very fruity, picked up bananas, raisins and orange. Picked up various spices as well as malt, wheat and vanilla. Very flavorful beer. Surprisingly light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Aftertaste is spicy with a lingering taste of the various fruits above.

One excellent wheat beer. Not only is it flavorful but it's smooth and easy to drink. Can be rare, so don't pass up an opportunity to try this.

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