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

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world-class

3,942 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,942
Reviews: 2,038
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 251
Gots: 337 | FT: 7
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 Bromine
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of yen157
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
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
3.86/5  rDev -10.9%
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 mooseo
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

500ml bottle into flute.

A - Hazy dark amber with a titanic, dense off-white head.

S - Banana bread, toffee, sweet dark fruit, with hints of clove and pepper.

T - A delicious blend of plum, cherry, banana, sweet toasted malt, and herbal spice. Lots of complex fruit notes with a strong yeast presence.

M - Creamy, smooth, medium bodied. Crisp high carbonation, warming alcohol.

O - Incredible. Complex, balanced, easy to drink. This is a beer I'll keep coming back to when it's available.

Photo of surlytheduff
4.2/5  rDev -3%
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 RichardMNixon
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of sponberg
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Photo of Beerzebub
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured in a big wine glass at 57 F/ 14 C.

Deep red-brown color, with a good finger of cream colored head that mostly goes away, and finely textured lace.

Aroma of brown bread, clove, banana, apple butter, some hot green chile, and mild solvent. Deep, complex, and very nice.

Tastes malty up front, like toasted sweet brown bread with a bit of molasses, then big waves of warm spice and ripe banana hit, with ripe apple and solvent following close behind. Some tealike astringency comes in after several seconds, balancing the fruity solventy sweetness. Long finish, spicy, fruity and astringent, becoming almost dry.

Nice little bubbles. Fizzy at first, but after some swirling the texture is silky smooth. Good drinkability despite the solventy esters.

Photo of layinbrix
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Brez07
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
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 MadCat
4.87/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle

Appearance: Hazy dark brown, voluminous tan head that resists dissipation and leaves good lacing

Smell: As soon as I started pouring I smelled ripe bananas. Theres also vanilla, cloves, some chocolate and caramel, and other fruits.

Taste: Complex mix of bananas, vanilla, cloves, chocolate, caramel, other fruits and malts. There is a little nuttiness and a smidge of booze, but there really isn't much in the way of wheat flavors. The yeast is the star here, with the malt backing it up.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, highly carbonated without having a bite, almost creamy consistency

Overall: Fantastic. Completely deserving of its high rank on the top 100 German brews. I would gladly go for another if I had bought more.

Photo of charlesw
2.72/5  rDev -37.2%
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
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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

The color is like a cloudy tea with a finger of cream colored head out of a 500mL. Lots of spicy banana right off the bat in the nose. Clove is present as well as plums and the slightest hint of chocolate. It's an earthy aroma. The chocolate makes itself more present in the taste. There's also a dark fruit mixture (figs, plums, raisins, and cherries) going on. Clove and nutmeg also make an appearance. It's got quite a bit of carbonation, but feels creamy and of some viscosity. The hefe-weiss aspect of this beer really helps with the drinkability. I tend to find most doppelbocks too sweet, but this didn't have that effect at all. In fact, drinkability is downright scary. No doubt I will be having this one again.

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

Poured into a weizen glass

Appearance: Dark brown with light brown to yellow hues around the edges. The beer is topped off with a white fluffy head that remains throughout the entire beer drinking experience.

Aroma: Banana, clove, vanilla, bready, earthy esters, but banana and clove dominate. A lot of malty sweetness with a hint of citrus.

Taste: Sweet, yet still balanced, bready with a lot of banana and clove again. The 8.2%ABV is not detectable, which makes this beer easy to drink.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with more carbonation than you would expect from a higher ABV beer. The extra carbonation makes the beer more refreshing and easier to drink.

Overall: Very good beer. The balance of flavors and aromas are perfection for the style. It was surprisingly refreshing, but the ABV reminds you at the end that this is not a summer easy quaffing drink. Pinnacle of the style in my opinion.

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
4.92/5  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!

Photo of erushing
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IceAce
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a ruby red body topped with a dirty collar of foam. Lacing is over 55%.

Nose is spiced with ginger and banana, capped with notes of caramel. Entry is tranquil, leading to a midtaste of mixed caramel malt and gingerbread. The finish shows a crisp hop bitterness followed by a long banana/toffee fade.

This is a real butt-kicker and pairs really well with boratta...

Photo of genog
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brown color with plenty of light brown head that is awfully sudsy with a great amount of tiny carbonation bubbles. Smell is fruity with apples and pears coming through. Some grapes, and a decent amount of german malt and a dash of Hallertauer hops in the background. Taste is thick and delicious. I imagine this is what monks would be drinking centuries ago (I'm reading The Pillars of the Earth now). Taste is of fruity, with a malty sweetness and plenty of a thick taste behind it. I can sense a bit of a meaty broth taste that makes me want to sip this one. Highly carbonated for having such a big alcohol presence.

Photo of rtratzlaff
4.82/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first review, so take with a grain of salt. This is just what my young palate was able to pick up.

Poured a dark ruby color with a beautiful off-white inch thick head.

Nose was slightly chocolate, fruity banana-like esters.

I drank some without the yeast, and some with:
w/out: crisp carbonation up front leading to pleasant sweetness in the middle with tons of flavor and complexity I cannot even begin to describe (maybe one day). I did pick up on the spicy clove finish that the bottle describes, and finally an alcoholic warming of the tongue.
with: raisney fruitiness giving way to yeasty flavor. Flavors similar to w/out but even more complex and pleasing.

The mouthfeel was creamy and smooth--about what I expected.

I drank this slightly hungry just to make sure I could get it all down, but I ended up still getting quite full from this beer. I'm sure experience BAs could handle it with no problem, but I got quite full and surely felt that 8.2%. It's very deceptive. Make sure you take you time with this one. I imagine this would go well with grilled pork chops.

Photo of Bubbalito
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Givemebeer
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of rcatalano
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of TommyW
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a dark red/purple. About a half inch head that quickly fades.

S- Amazing. Molases and dark fruits really stand out.

T- Very spicy. Cloves and dark fruit are the most prominent flavors, but there is a hint of banana as well. Only a slight note of alcohol on the finish.

M- Has an almost syrupy consistency that kind of coats the toung.

D- Not a beer that I would drink too many of. One, maybe two.

Overall, this is a very deceiving doppelbock; has the high alcohol content, but covers it up with lots of great flavors. Definitely worth trying.

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,942 ratings.