Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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4.4/5 rDev +1.4%
500ml bottle into Augustiner weizen glass, no BB
Coloration is cola brown, and hazy (the color of a cola-weizen actually). Head is much tamer than your average weizen and slightly off-white, within minutes the head is more or less gone reducing to a ring. Smell is weizen yeast, spices, ripe fruit (or even dried fruit, with a dark malt in the background and a good amount of sweetness. As it warms a bit of alcohol becomes the initial smell. Taste is fairly boozy and yeasty with a good amount of sweetness, spices, some dark dried fruits emerge (thing raisins or prunes). Mouthfeel is medium-light, heavier than a weizen and medium carb, some mouth tingling and an ever so slight burn from the alcohol. Also a bit dry.
I'm a big fan of hefeweizens but not too crazy about this one, the alcohol is very apparent in the beer and takes away from the delicious fruitiness of the complex yeast. Drinkability is lower than weissbier due to the high alcohol. On the plus the darker beer brings out some interesting smells and tastes of dark dried fruit that you don't get in the lighter hefeweizen. Despite the aforementioned negatives, I do like the beer, just not something I would get very often, just too boozy. A weizen for the colder months.
01-28-2012 04:17:45 | More by VaterRoss
4.38/5 rDev +0.9%
Pours with a look that reminds me of apple cider-- you know that stuff served during late October... Creates a small head layer that eventually dissipates and forms a ring in the glass.
The nose produces wafts of wheat and bucolic yeast commingled with hits of alcohol.
The flavor produces indeed almost a yeast like apple cider-- not sweet but hops, yeast, wheat, green apples, with a zest of lemon rind.
A nice clean and long finish as if the flavors from the start play their flavor instruments but don't know the show is over.
Very cordial mouthfeel with a coating that's like a blanket enveloping my palate.
The drinkability is above average-- I could put down a quart of this stuff! Glorious!
I wonder what it's like on tap!
12-12-2010 02:11:44 | More by gueuzeonhigh
3.23/5 rDev -25.6%
The pour was on the dark side and producing a nice golden head. I first picked up hints of cloves, cardamom, orange and some cinnamon
I wasnt sure what to expect based on the aroma. The taste was malty and bit heavy. It was a bit on the thin side and did not leave any distinctive aftertaste.
This may just not be the type of beer that really suits me.
Nothing to complain about or negative comments, just something that was a good drink but also something I would not consider having more than 1 glass.
02-09-2011 05:14:22 | More by rdilauro
4.93/5 rDev +13.6%
This is a true artisan beer and a coup for Shneider Weise. If you like wheat beers or Dopple Bocks give this a try. I found using a belgian ale style glass better and more staisfying than the typical Pilsner glass. Fruity aroma, smooth and somewhat creamy head. Fantastic and satisfying flavor. Great before, during and after a meal. I recommend large thick pork chops with apple sauce or leg of Lamb and Jalepeno Jelly. Or if you like Corsendonk - try this as a finishing beer.
Little know fact: Schneirer Weisse also makes a distilled liquor from this brew called Aventinus Elderbrand (Noble Fire) waiting for a shipment from Germany to try this though - next week. Just got confirmation on it. I will add a review for that after we try it.
11-25-2002 11:12:45 | More by AtrumAnimus
4.1/5 rDev -5.5%
Pours a giant 4 finger off white head. Body is a deep brown color with lots of carbonation rising. Head retention and lacing are good
Smell is big on cloves and phenols. Similar to a Hefe but with a touch of alcohol in the mix.
Taste is very similar to a dunkelweizen but with a higher abv. For 8% the alcohol isnt too strong but does leave a warming feeling down your throat. Pretty sweet with lots of banana and some spice.
Mouth feel is slightly denser than a typical wheat beer. Carbonation is lively but not too high. Wish the head was a bit more dense but oh well.
Drink ability was good. Went through the bomber rather easily. For such a high abv beer it will definitely sneak up on you. Wish more breweries would brew this style of beer
10-21-2009 04:29:49 | More by angelmonster
3.8/5 rDev -12.4%
Came across a single bottle misplaced on an LCBO shelf. I've been looking forward to trying this beer but never could find it. Heard alot of good word about it;
Pours a dark amber, lots of carbonation and a thriving head. Deep cloudy appearance assuming part of the wheat style.
Smell yields a pine flavor and a tinge of citrus. Slight scent of yeast adding a touch of flowers.
Very big taste upfront, relative to scent. Definately see where the strong beer classification come from. The alcohol tase is noticeable, as is the wheat-dobblebock upfront. This is a brave beer, it knows exactly what it does well and sticks to it.
Fairly heavy mouthfeel, slightly chewy, again, wheat..
Overall i think the Aventinus doesn't quite live up to what i expected, having said that, it is great for it's style: the Doppelbock. At 8.5% the 500 ml bottle serves well on its own. Very cool bottle and labeling, with the regal colours and logo.
09-20-2010 23:14:51 | More by heebes
4.71/5 rDev +8.5%
Pours a crazy, cloudy brown the color of chocolate milk with a creamy, puffy, perfect tan head. Excellent retention; excellent lacing. Lovely!
Citrus, sunscreen, bananas, doughy yeast. Very mellow.
Fresh, earthy fruit-rind flavors followed by a quick dash of peppers and some low rumbling hoppiness at the finish. Wow.
Rich and creamy, there is good carbonation. Medium body. Exactly what it should be.
Really fantasic stuff! First off, it is gorgeous. I have never seen a beer that looks like this one but it looks exactly how it should. Everything else is as well-balanced and unoffensive as anyone could hope for. Interesting. Fantabulous.
Would get again in a second. Must be heavenly on tap....
07-27-2013 21:50:28 | More by TheDoctor
District of Columbia
4.78/5 rDev +10.1%
Reviewed at RFD
Pours an orange tinged ruby color with huge amounts of head. Becomes cloudier with each pour, obviously unfiltered; with great tracing as well. Aromas are huge with lots of clove, caramel, banana, and wheat, and a slight bit of cocoa. On the palate, the chocolate becomes more evident along with dark fruits, raisins, a little vanilla, some cinnamon in the finish, ginger, along with an astringency. Carbonation was medium high producing quite a sting with a medium light, creamy body. Drinkability was extremely good, the alcohol was nowhere to be seen. One of the best German beers I've had.
02-21-2008 22:27:01 | More by dreadnatty08
4.2/5 rDev -3.2%
Cracking an Aventinus on a Monday night in June. Why not?
A - Beautiful deep brown/amber pour into the classic Aventinus glass. A fizzy off white head fades to a small ring that remains throughout the session.
S - Clove, banana, sweet caramel malts, and ripe fruits. Classic German bock aromas. When it comes to weizenbocks, this truly takes the cake.
T - Follows the nose. Very sweet, malty, and boozy. Warms as it goes down. Love this beer.
M - Fizzy on the tongue, chewy, and sticky finish.
D - Love this beer.
06-08-2010 00:37:01 | More by muttyd
4.43/5 rDev +2.1%
Pours tall. A very dark brown with an off-white mountain head. Settles down to 1/4" and wonderful stickage.
Smell is very nice and typical. Banana and even some clove.
Excellent mouthfeel. Smooth, yet bubbly. Nice.
Banana and spice. I'm enjoying this beer with some fresh zucchini bread with homegrown zucchini. Pairs very nicely. Spicy.
A very, very good beer.
09-20-2005 05:12:45 | More by Fugazme
4.45/5 rDev +2.5%
A-Veiled deep reddish amber. Nearly opaque when held to light. Creamy dense tan head.
S-The bananna hits you right away, A spicy earthiness, perhaps clove and brown sugar, like something one would smell in raw cake batter. Enticing.
T-Sweet creamy bannana bread with raisins and a yeasty opener, with a mild bitterness mid palate, and, unusually, a dry sweet finish. Huge complexity here, and the flavors totally mask the ABV.
M-Mouthfeel on the heavier side, with some amped up carbonation, but the density can handle it. Syrupy, but actually lighter than I expected.
D-This one hit the exact spot I was looking for tonight. Another, hell yes, probably not back to back as this is a singular experience, but a definate buy again beer.
This was a really nice surprise. I'm not at all familiar with this style so forgive me if I say it reminds me a bit of Chimay Blue. I have had this sitting in the cellar for some time and was never motivated to crack it open, but I'm sure glad I did!
04-01-2009 23:25:19 | More by caddybuyer
4.47/5 rDev +3%
Poured from the bottle into my Iron Horse mug.
A Pours a very dark brown with a 2 finger head with decent retention.
S Right away you get the smell of bananas, some raisins, a spicy clove like smell.
T Up front you get some fruity sweetness that hints of bananas, clove like spiciness, and a hint of alcohol.
M The mouthfeel on this one is pleasantly full with very good carbonation. Goes down very easily with some warming alcohol on the finish.
Overall I really liked this one. It tastes good and goes down easily plus at $4.00 a bottle a good value for such a great beer. I sure this will be a staple for me and always have a spot in my fridge.
05-13-2011 06:49:33 | More by beerandcycling88
4.28/5 rDev -1.4%
Poured from a 500 ml. bottle into a pint glass.
An explosively growing 3-finger head forces me to stop what I thought was a gentle pour. While I wait for the head to settle, I rethink my choice of glassware (a Weizen glass would have probably been better). However, the cream-colored head diminishes quickly, leaving a disappointing lack of lacing. The body itself is a dark, hazy brown close to mahogany.
Banana and clove dominate the nose with a touch of roasted malt in the background. This beer certainly smells delicious.
And the flavor certainly is as well. Citrusy orange tickles the tip of the tongue while banana and clove cover the rest of the bases. But just as those flavors start to subside, nutty malt and the slightest hint of alcohol pour from the back of the mouth.
Surprisingly creamy, Aventinus has strong carbonation with a medium-heavy body creating an interestingly light texture. It expands to every corner of your mouth with each sip but vanishes in mere seconds.
The fluffy mouthfeel of this beer certainly makes it very drinkable but I would have preferred less carbonation to allow the great flavors to stick to my tongue a little better.
04-03-2011 23:53:19 | More by output01x
4.79/5 rDev +10.4%
Serving: On-tap at the original Weisses Bräuhaus in downtown Munich. 500 mL pour.
Served: June 2012
Appearance: Dark brown and hazy, actually not the prettiest beer. Sometimes you get hints of a ruby or grey depending on the lighting. Like wheat beers, this one has a nice, two finger head on it that sticks around for quite a while.
Smell: Smells fruity and sweet- hints of raisins, dates, molasses, and other syrupy smells. Definitely seems complex and invites a taste.
Taste: Absolutely incredible. Tastes a lot like it smells- raisins and dates, maybe some plum notes to up the sweetness. The beer does taste sweet- it is definitely not 'dry' in the wine sense, or like how some lighter beers or hoppy beers finish bitter. This one, after swallowing, really hits you with all these dark fruity, syrupy notes. The alcohol is masterfully hidden in this one.
Mouthfeel: The wheat and yeast make this one smooth and creamy. Feels a lot like a Hefeweizen, which makes it feel lighter than it really is.
Overall: One of the best beers I had during my stay in Germany, and one I have returned to many times since. A must-try, and gold-standard for Weizenbocks.
06-01-2013 12:23:13 | More by Beric
4.72/5 rDev +8.8%
I tried this last weekend on tap, after much searching and seeking. Mmmm. It looked wonderful. It smelled deep and yeasty, like stacks of hucked wheat, like the soil from which it once came. It lacked the sweety, esteric character of the 'look how high our ABV is' wheat bocks, and I suppose it should. This is, so I'm told, the benchmark for a weizenbock. The nose was great, everything I expected. The appearance too, what I anticipated. The taste. Well, the taste knocked me off my bar stool and I hit the ground with such a resounding thud, I flew upwards 15,000 miles into the stratosphere of YUM. This is a seriously delicious beer. It had the wheat/yeast tone I expected, and yet there also were subtle pickerings of hop, of sticky malt, of vibrant carbonation. Sweet, but only enough to make you want more. An aftertaste you'd like to call sour, but really just readies your palette for another complex and delicious sip. The beer really surprised me. The 8.0% amazes me. It's there only because you expect it to be. It's a travesty to think that the invisible ABV hurts its drinkability. If only the availability in PA was better, I would have crowned myself a new king in Beerworld. Thank goodness for NJ. Go try. I hope the reviews aren't suffering from poor handling, but I do realize this is primarily a bottled beer in the States. I'm sure it's good in bottles, but on tap, the flavors are so intense, they last forever in the finish, and they slide gracefully across your tounge like you just ate a silk shirt dipped in axel grease. It's that good. Wow. WOW. KClinger's has it right now on tap upstairs. It's worth whatever you have to do to try it. Cheers!
-Update: Great from bottles also, but I prefer the tap.
01-07-2004 04:56:33 | More by 99bottles
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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