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

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3,543 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,543
Reviews: 1,980
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 191
Gots: 185 | FT: 5
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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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a 500ml bottle of this today with great anticipation, after seeing it so highly rated on the Best of BA. I like doppelbocks, but have never had a wheat doppelbock.

Poured it into a pilsner glass, and got a several inch tall head, which settled fairly quickly and left little lacing on the glass. It was a cloudy, medium amber color. Lots of champagne-like, tiny bubbles.

This smelled very much like a malty Belgian ale. Definite yeasty aromas with some sweet malt and banana aromas in the background. I wasn't expecting this much yeastiness.

The taste reminded me of a Belgian as well. Bubblegum, overripe bananas, yeast. I'm a little dissappointed in this. I was expecting it to be more like the doppelbocks I've had with rich maltiness, rather than like a Belgian ale. I wouldn't say it tastes bad, but it is not what I was looking for.

You can feel the carbonation all over the mouth, and it leaves a fairly dry palate in its wake. Not overly thick or chewy.

Overall, I'm disappointed in this beer, especially with its high ranking on the "Best of" list. It was rather expensive compared to other doppelbocks, but I don't think it was worth the extra $$. I probably won't buy this one again.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2006 01:57:08 | More by doppelmeup
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

.5 L bottle into paulaner weizen glass.

A - big fluffy head, retaining well; has a nice bumpy surface like a cloud, in a light brown maybe tan colour. the body is a muddy brown with some hints of orange and red-- looks much more like a regular doppelbock. the head settles down to a fairly sized layer.

S - smell is fainter than expected: malts are the biggest scent along with some apple notes in the background; almost like apples and honey.

T - taste is almost hindered by the intense amount of small-scale carbonation, no large bubbles here: just a lot of small ones. initial taste is difficult to get: it is difficult to comprehend because I had already taken a swig and the after taste is not irreplaceable. with a fresh palate I note a lot of cloves, a lot! as the brew sit in my mouth the alcohol begins to come out, and burn. the finish is where the flavours blossom to maturity: carbonation is an impediment here and blocks out most of the flavours; the cloves do get more intense and some sweeter elements come out, mingling with the subtle alcohol. the aftertaste holds the flavour for which we've all been waiting. clove, orange peel, and some sweet banana all come into the playing field. delectable if you like clove flavoured beer, that is.

MF&D - aforesaid, the taste of the beer is great once you get to it. but the carbonation muddles everything up! the flavours are good and some times too sweet, but the carbonation has to click it down...way down so that I can taste the beer in all stages of drinking.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2009 17:12:18 | More by erz316
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Ontario (Canada)

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

500ml bottle poured into a Weizen glass.
ABV 8.2%

A - Poured a cloudy brown with bronze highlights. Huge bubbly tan reduce to a 0.5cm cap. Some lacing.

S - Bananas, spices, yeast, raisins among other dark fruit, caramel, herbal, and a hint of booze.

T - Sweet, caramel, lightly roasted, fruity (such as berries), nutty, decent hops, mild boozy bite in the finish. Complex flavour similiar to a dubbel or trippel as others have pointed out.

M - Sticky, medium-heavy body, some tang, drying finish.

D - Pretty good and surprisingly drinkable. The ABV stays hidden even after some warming up.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2011 01:39:16 | More by decimator
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

02-17-2014 23:30:12 | More by osuskin
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New Hampshire

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

2001/2002 Aventinus poured into Aventinus glass.

Cloudy tawny brown with effervescent offwhite head which drops quickly.

Intensely fragrant with cloves and spices, banana, vanilla

Fruity, sweet, dry. Tangy wheat and yeast flavors. Almost menthol minty aftertaste. Another reviewer notes a black cherry flavor and I have to agree. Chocolate notes are revealed slowly. Fresh bread and caramel. Very complex yet very easy to drink.

Mouth is hard to nail down. Seems both dry and syrupy, oddly enough. Medium in body.

Drinkability excellent. Alcohol completely hidden.

Certainly an epic brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2009 23:52:02 | More by sethmeister
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

04-07-2014 21:08:06 | More by Saudereth
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Alberta (Canada)

4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aventinus is one of those beers I have always consumed and almost take for granted. Recently I ordered a batch from my local store though--it had been a while and I felt like rediscovering it. In its absence I found a new appreciation for this phenomenal beer. Just seeing the attractive purple-labelled bottle is enough to make me salivate. I want it at my local store for good, because this is truly a world class German beer. It always pours into my weizen glass nicely, if done slowly and carefully. The head can be as enormous as you see fit. Ultra-creamy, off-white bubbles form and give off the wonderful aroma very intensely after pouring. Sheets of lace cover the sides, sticking tenaciously, or sometimes running down the glass. The beer is full of colour: purples and burgundy, caramel or murky brown, ruby, maple and amber. Always impermeable too: the beer looks thick and hazy. The beer's appearance literally induces drinking. The first big, chunky aroma from this beast is the banana. Fresh, strong, almost rotten banana smells. Dried banana. The intense banana is not artificial smelling at all, as some unfiltered wheat beers smell as though they have had banana extract dumped into them. This is refreshing, natural and extremely appetising. Behind the fruitiness is the strong sweet maltiness with a little of the warming, port-like alcohol. The yeastiness is delicious, reminding me of the very first German hefeweizens I ever tried. Dates, prunes, light licorice, plums, and red wine. The malts add some saltiness, some meatiness. This is one beer very easy to over-sniff: the aroma is massively complex, yet very powerful. Sometimes you can smell it too much and it numbs your nose for a few minutes. The aroma is intense and can be overpowering, but only if you let it. The aroma is like a very good hefeweizen, with the addition of more alcohol and more maltiness, which begs the question: Why are there not more weizenbocks in this world? Again, I could go on and on about the smells in this beer's aroma, but we must move on to the taste. The taste could inevitably be compared to rich red wine. There literally is a very strong red grape taste in the beer. Even the tannic dryness is present. The finish clearly evinces that this is a beer though--strong banana yeastiness, perfumy hops and rich malting. The alcohol does come through quite strongly in the middle, but it is never overpowering--instead it reminds me of the taste one might get from warm brandy. Delectable dark fruits and mouth-filling maltiness. There are enough strong tastes here to deter the second sip of a beer-neophyte, but once this beer hacks its way to your beer-heart, this is at once both one of the most refreshing and complex strong beers you could ingest. Think the revitalising characteristics of a cold hefe with the arcane complexity of an aged barleywine. The carbonation on this beer is medium, the mouthfeel definitely full. A beer equally satisfying on a cold night or a warm one. I have tried Aventinus with a variety of different cheeses, and they all complement it very well. Try aged cheddar or gorgonzola--they were particularly good with this beer. This is one of those beers that truly does make Germany the preeminent beer producer; and it is one of those beers that we should feel privileged to experience every time we take a sip.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2005 07:43:04 | More by Cwrw
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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had been looking to try this one for some time, and finally got the chance. (I had high expectations coming into this)

A-Poured into a Weizen glass, a huge light-tan head erupts (even with a very gentle pour) and it becomes quite obvious that this is a wheat beer. Medium brown in color, appears acorn when held up to the light.

S-While initially there wasn't much here, as it warms some scents of banana, clove, and...cigarette smoke(?) become evident.

T-Lively carbonation with spice and some alcohol initially, which fades into a strong but pleasant banana flavour with some spices towards the back of the tongue...

M-Syrupy, which coats the tongue...

D-If not for the relatively high ABV, it would be highly drinkable...

Great beer, which met if not surpassed my expectations.

Note: The banana flavours fade into the background as it warms, and are replaced with a bold malty taste, with some alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2008 21:12:13 | More by darklordlager
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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one thrown in by the beer shopkeeper after filling a box with other selections.
Muddy brown and hazy, with a solid tan head.

Ripe banana, clove, dark fruits – not unique for its smells, but rather for their breadth and depth.

Beers that ring of similar esters are often too over-powering for me, but this one is more delicate and subtle. Deeper and richer too with allusions to roastiness.

Ruminates on the tongue, waiting for you to think it’s going to explode into something more pushy. Instead, it almost creeps up on you, delivering something awesome, but almost understated.

Not my favorite style by any means, but that’s still an incredibly good beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 02:38:01 | More by mdcrouser
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-16-2013 04:12:24 | More by Satsuma
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New Jersey

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2011 02:28:19 | More by MadCat
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-27-2011 01:21:44 | More by supermeniscus
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United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-11-2012 23:16:20 | More by MisledTitan
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-13-2013 11:47:56 | More by dvmky
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-11-2013 10:28:09 | More by dctriman
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-20-2012 00:39:06 | More by Gehrig13
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3.33/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a nice dark cloudy copper color with a big off-white head. It also has good lacing

S - Strong aroma of the sweet wheat which gives it a nice chocolate orange aroma.

T - Tart wheat flavor. Kind of lemony but with backgrounds of malty sweet. There is a strong alcohol aroma on the end of it.

M - Very smooth and easy to drink, if it wasnt for the tartness of it.

D - For its style I think it is very drinkable. Nice would be nice on cool summer nights.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2006 03:33:29 | More by quasimoto
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4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2002 11:12:45 | More by AtrumAnimus
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

10-25-2012 19:59:49 | More by johunnic
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-23-2013 09:42:30 | More by lucas1801
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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-19-2013 13:59:25 | More by FEUO
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4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Aroma -bannana, bright plum, alcohol, berries, clove, - basically smells like hefe with great added complexity, little sugary

App - opaque plum color with loud, lively carbonation, head retention is not awesome but nontheless impressive for the strength of the beer

Taste - Wonderfully deep malt flavor is kept levitating on the palate by the wheat. Hefe yeast's signature banana/ clove combo runs through the whole thing with a nice raisin character. Stone fruits appear every now and then. Wheat dries out the finish. Alcohol is there but you've really gotta look for it.

MF- Wheat and carbonation really seem to play a key role in keeping this strong, full-bodied beeer from coating the palate.

What a magical beer style. Complex but humble and, knowing the Germans, probably a realatively simple grain bill. This is maybe the most drinkable beer upward of 7% ABV I've ever had. Could get into some real trouble with this one flowing on tap.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2008 07:05:36 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-22-2013 16:11:58 | More by oregone
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-18-2014 11:42:53 | More by RobDB
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-10-2013 02:42:49 | More by Dan3279
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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