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

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,661 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 3,661
Reviews: 1,992
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 203
Gots: 226 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

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 SolomonGrundy
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Go Giants!! Pours a cloudy but beautiful deep amber. Huge, three to four fingers of marshmallowy head that settles into a persistent finger of creamy goodness. Wonderful lacing. So far this is elite...Huge aromas of fig, licorice, sweet maltiness, maybe even some tart cherry in the background. This is already clearly a world class beer. Flavor doesn't quite match up to all this, however. Upfront, the flavor is awesome. Lots of fig, malt and licorice immediately assaults you. However, the middle and finish thin out a tad too much for me. Alcoholo of 8.2% ABV completely masked in this brew. I could see people sessioning this and getting greatly ill. Trying to like it more, but the finish is too thin. It's wonderful for about 80% of the drink, then not so perfect. This is, however, an excellent and elite beer, and powerfully drinkable.

What I like most: The color, nose and ABV.

What I like least: The finish is too thin.

Verdict: An elite beer worth tracking down, having only a minor fault here and there.

SolomonGrundy, Oct 17, 2010
Photo of Marius
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Marius, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of lehueve
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

lehueve, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of neorunner
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

neorunner, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of umustdrink
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark brown color, slightly orange around the corners of the weizen glass. Head recedes rather quickly to a quarter inch.

S - Smell is slightly malty, pretty sweet with very fragrant grape notes.

T - Sweet wheat flavor with a caramel-y malt aftertaste. Dark fruit notes. Faint alcohol sensation.

M - Somewhat thick consistency, a little syrupy. Otherwise smooth.

D - Very tasty beer, could be a benchmark for the style.

umustdrink, Jan 22, 2007
Photo of B967ierhunter177
4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a slightly hazy, dark ruby color with a rapidly fading half-inch head and lasting lace. It's aroma is fruity with hints of plum, and bread. The flavor is fruity, mainly dark fruit and cherries. There is vanilla and sweet, dark malt with a pleasant warmth in the finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and full. Schneider Aventinus is and outstanding beer, well balanced, complex, and perfect for celebrating the new year. Highly recommended!

B967ierhunter177, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of MisledTitan
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

MisledTitan, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of sinistrsam
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This I had had a few times past but didn't immediately rate it and figured its better to be honest, so I re-bought it and re-drank it and rated it as best I could. Here we go.
Poured into my snifter a dark brown, opaque and had a HUGE foamy tan head that I had to let die down for several minutes. The retention was some of the best I've ever seen. Reminiscent of a tripel. Good lacing.
Sour fruits, wheat, chocolate and sweet malts, alcohol, bubblegum, candy sugars, over-ripe bananas. SO much going on here, its hard for a novice like me to get it all straight! Needless to say its extremely complex.
The taste was sour cherries, wheat, alcohol, spices and malts. Once agian, so much its hard to tell.
Though the mouthfeel was fizzy and bitter at first, later fading into a smooth sweetness, it was well balanced and very enjoyable. Quite drinkable, but the higher ABV might not allow you to enjoy the complexity after a few glasses. Try it.

sinistrsam, Apr 25, 2006
Photo of UA8
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours raisin brown color with a tall beige head which recedes into a little white puddle of foam in the center of the glass.

S- Malty grains scents, spices, and yeast notes.

T- Leads with rich and sweet caramel malts, midpalate has sweet and tangy yeast notes, and spice. Finishes with subtle banana and sweet malts pull back through.

M- Medium body with a medium to high level of carbonation. Fitting for the style and similar to what I've noticed in other Euro wheat beers.

D- Definitely a beer that everyone should try. A classic and worthy of the respect it has gained in the beer world. I however and this personal taste would be done after one 500ml bottle due it being a bit on the spicy side for a more than one a night beer.

UA8, Jul 06, 2009
Photo of DJButters
4/5  rDev -7.8%

DJButters, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of akinsja
5/5  rDev +15.2%

akinsja, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of Liberatiscioli
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Liberatiscioli, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of Stubbie1
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into the glass a dark copper color. A think off white head is next; the head turn into a nice lace to the bottom of the glass.

Aroma is malt, maybe raisins and cloves and the yeasty smell of a weissen bier.

Flavor has a bit of fruit notes and complements the aroma. It has a full taste and a bit of alcohol on the finish.

Over all a very good and enjoyable brew.

Stubbie1, Feb 27, 2003
Photo of mjc410
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour into my Aventinus glass (I love it when I get the chance for this!) raises a head that just won't stay in, forcing me to wait for it to subside. It falls slowly to a thick tan layer that won't depart. The body is a translucent brown/copper. The nose is strong and clovey, with lots of banana bread, along with a lot of sweet berry odor, and alcohol. Taste is sweet, alcoholic, and banana bready. Finishes on a bready note. There is a nice cinnamon, pepper note as well. The mouth is full, with lower carbonation than most wheats. Very nice. Very drinkable

mjc410, Sep 27, 2006
Photo of jhhollier
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

jhhollier, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of PartyBear
3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 500ml bottle, at room temperature.

A - Dark red, to the point of being black. Pours with a significant head. The carbonation is medium, high for a non-lager.

S - The malts are clear on the aroma, but not overpowering. Mild spice, possible cinnamon.

T - Strong complex spiciness, could be clove, with cinnamon; definitely more to the spices but it's too complex for my taste buds. There are dark fruits in the background, figs standing out, and maybe raisins and cherries?

M - The carbonation is noticeable, which is something that I wasn't expecting in this. It tastes like it should sit heavy but it doesn't.

D - Decidedly complex beer, that offers up more spice than most. It is definitely unique in the flavours, in a positive way. This is not a beer that you can knock back one after another, it has to be savoured, and the entangled mosaic of flavours truly appreciated.

PartyBear, Jul 21, 2009
Photo of Harkrank
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Harkrank, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of moulefrite
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer would be fantastic late fall with a home-made apple pie, perhaps covered with some melted chedder, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. This stuff is loaded with spicy apple/raisin, cinnimon, clove, and even a dusting of cocoa powder. The fruitiness is faint, while the waves of flavor attack with cheerful willingness, over and over again. A warmth from the alcohol is present throughout the experience with some noticeable heat on the palate. In addition, a near perfect bitterness keeps the beer in check. This is cool stuff, but after one I'm done for a while-kinda like cheese fries. The low drinkability reflects my personal idea of drinkability, which perhaps reflects the season In which I have sampled a particular beer. Drinkability to me means when I have finished (a fairly regulation size serving) drinking the beer, I say man, I'd really, really like to experience that again, and very soon at that!

moulefrite, Jul 16, 2003
Photo of CosmoHopHead
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

CosmoHopHead, May 21, 2013
Photo of Stocean1
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - poured a nice three finger head from a 500 ml bottle (cool label - wih no bottled or best before date) into a wine glass which quickly dissipated - does not appear to have much carbonation - colour reminiscent of light black coffee

S - as soon as I popped the cap on the bottle a sweet aroma of bananas and raisins filled my nose - much stronger and sweeter than I expected

T - After a deep breath I gave it a taste which was even better than the smell - again banana with raisins or figs - caramel? - not entirely sure but fantastic- coca cola also came to mind - banana coke, is that a flavor? Alcohol is well masked for 8.2% and is imperceptible but for the warmth in your belly.

M - more carbonation than it appears with a medium body - slightly bitter on the finish - very nice

O - first german beer I have truly enjoyed - picked it up at the local lcbo - no idea if it was any good but thought I would give it a chance - boy what a choice! It is reasonably priced and now firmly embedded in my top 10

Stocean1, Apr 29, 2011
Photo of jcb7472
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

jcb7472, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of d5001986
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

d5001986, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of Beric
4.79/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

Beric, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of dbalsock
3.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Rich brown with a very tan head... tons of very tan head. The beer itself is a little hazy, with no lacing and weak head retention, but it's still pretty on the intial pour.

Smell: A mix of blackberry cheesecake, molasses, chocolate and banana... quite the nasal experience.

Taste: Dark chocolat runs the show with supporting characters of molasses, banana, fudge, breadiness. The aftershow is lead by a strawberry character that allows the brew to clear the palate nicely.

Mouthfeel: Alcohol is the major presence here, and really makes the brew enjoyable to the palate.

Drinkability: This beer stays interesting through the whole session which is helped by its full flavored nature. The one draw back is how rich it is.

dbalsock, Oct 30, 2006
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Svendozen, Jan 04, 2014
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,661 ratings.