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

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Ratings: 3,934
Reviews: 2,038
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 250
Gots: 335 | FT: 7
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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 jwc215
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured cloudy brown with a thick, well-retained head.
Smell - robust and complex - pronounced wheat, yeast, and alcohol with underlying caramel and various spices (esp. clove).
Taste - Very full-flavored - wheat, yeast and alcohol all intermingled with enough spices to put a "kick" in it. Hints of citrus are noticeable - moreso in the aftertaste - which is lingering.
Despite the touch of bitterness, it is still fairly smooth and drinkable. Its complexities and spices make this a great sipping treat.

Photo of kojevergas
3.89/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up this purported best Weizenbock in the world tonight for a cool $4.39. I'm sure it's half that price or less in Germany. 8.2% ABV confirmed. 1 pint .9 fl oz brown glass bottle with sophisticated label art and white branded pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given its country of origin, traditional brewing methods, the style (coupled with the country of origin), and its current ratings. Bottle fermented. When I acquired it earlier tonight, it was in the store's refrigerated section - which makes me feel at ease even if there isn't a best before date. Besides, I doubt a fairly old weizenbock would drink poorly.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a massive head - 90% of the glass and about 8 fingers in thickness. Appearance is beautiful with a soft frothy complexion - gorgeously smooth and seemingly refined. One of the best heads I've seen in ages. Lacing is perfect, coating the sides of the glass evenly and consistently as the head slowly recedes. Retention is incredible for the ABV - about 10+ minutes. I won't be waiting that long to sip it given how inviting it appears.

The body colour is less exciting than the head. It's a dark nontransparent caramel-brown. Slight translucence, but it largely blocks out light. Solid. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Carbonation seems perfect; the bottle conditioning seems to be a success. Hugely excited to try this.

Sm: Lovely nutty notes. Intoxicating bready malts. An amazing rustic wheat backbone. Fresh alive biscuity yeast redolent of vitamins and fermented grains. Fuck that wheat is lovely. Extremely subtle hints of vague dark fruit; not prune or date or most of the dark fruits you'd expect from something like a good quadrupel - more bright cherry, ripe plum, and dark apple skin. The plum in particular comes through more as it warms. Clove spice. A magnificent aroma for the style. Moderate in strength, with impressive subtlety. I can't wait to try it. Any hopping is minimal in strength and floral in character. No alcohol is detectable.

T/Mf: Shocked the plum comes through as much - and as well - as it does. The clove note is majestic here, very evocative and fresh. There's no artifice here; this beer tastes as natural as can be. Carbonation is downright perfect. The wheat foundation at the core of the flavour profile is refreshing and perfectly guides the central focus of the beer - refreshing qualities meeting deep diverse flavour - whilst holding everything in balance and lending it a natural sense of cohesion. Hints of biscuity malts lend it a bit more body and accentuate the spicy clove. Lightly nutty. No alcohol is detectable.

The mouthfeel features delightful smoothness and wetness which keeps the beer refreshing in spite of its high alcohol - which isn't at all noticeable - and its "dark" character - which is flavorful but never overbearing. Presentation on the palate is excellent. Body is excellent. Thickness is excellent. There's just enough dryness to coax out the flavours more, but I would like more coarseness to complement. Shockingly light and pleasant on the palate for the style/ABV.

I do get some nice biscuity yeast notes, which also add a dash of spice (and are probably the source of the clove notes to boot)

Dr: Incredibly drinkable for the high ABV and style. I'd definitely get this again, preferably a litre's worth fresh on-draught in classic German fashion. For my money, it's certainly one of the - if not the - best beers in the style. Pretty well priced as an import. Special in my mind; I don't have many traditional German beers that evoke notes of plum - or dark fruit at all. I'd recommend it to friends. Makes me more interested in this brewery.

All of the above said, it may be the best beer I've had in the style, but it still doesn't hit the upper echelons of wow-dom. It's a damn good beer, but it's not blowing my mind. As such, it doesn't quite cross into my upper ratings; an A- or higher has to be truly great and I don't give such ratings out lightly. There's room for improvement here in spite of its high quality. I remain optimistic that there's an even better weizenbock out there, but this will be stiff competition. Incredibly well-executed stuff.

B+

Photo of WesWes
4.07/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a translucent dark brown color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is exceptional. It has a nice fruity wheat scent with the addition of crystal malts for color and maltiness. The taste is good. It has a warm malty flavor with a crisp fruity wheat aftertaste. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a full bodied beer with a little too much carbonation. This is a damn good beer. For such a high abv., it goes down easy and finishes smooth; a fine sessions beer.

Photo of smcolw
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What is a wheat doppelbock? I love the creativity. Pours a dark brown--light passes through...barely. From what I can tell, it's slightly cloudy. The initial head is impressive, but it dies quickly, leaving a mild lace.

Strong wheat smell, some sourness, some metal (although very mild). Attractive.

Imagine a double bock with at least 30% wheat. Fairly dry flavor and slight hop at the end. I like the balance. Still, this is very much a dark, wheat beer. Thinner than a doppelbock, but thicker than a wheat beer. High carbonation. Long lasting, but light sourness in the aftertaste.

I like this beer. It has a wonderful flavor that is unmatched by any other beer I've ever had. It's easy to drink. Frankly, it could be unnoticed unless you take time to realize that it is unique and special. It is that subtle. Try this one without prejudice and enjoy.

Photo of InspectorBob
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Mora2000
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy red-brown color with a white head. The aroma is great with notes of bananas, cloves, toffee and vanilla. For the flavor I get caramel malt, bananas, cloves and toffee with a fair bit of alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A great beer.

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy deep red to brown color. Very fruity smelling, notes of ripe plum, a bit of banana, and some definite clove in the aroma. Well carbonated, pours with a rousing head. Tastes sharp from the carbonation. There is some definite banana flavor in the finish. This beer is lightly sweet, has a light bit of astringency in the finish. the dark malt adds a richness to this beer, in combination with the yeast, it gives the beer dark fruit type flavors. This is like a richer, more chewy, fruitier older brother of a great Hefe-Weizen. All of the characteristics are here, just more so. My only complaint is that I wish it had finished with a slightly higher final gravity, a little more thickness & sweetness would have been ideal.

Photo of GClarkage
4.87/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed in October 2004 at the Toronado on tap. Let me start by saying that I have had this beer many a time, but am just getting around to rating it. This is, without a doubt, my favorite current beer. It pours with a huge head and leaves a nice lace while drinking it in my awesome Aventinus glass. The only reason it doesn't get a 5 on appearance is that I compare everything against beers like Westy or Rochefort or the like. The bubbles seemed to be a little large and the lacing wasn't top notch as some beers I have had. The scent is heavenly. Smells of so many different things. Cloves, spices, anise, chocolate, bananas, toffee, port like wine. So many different scents to amaze your nose. Taste is just as good. Mostly I taste the cloves, spices and bananas. Perfect carbonation for this style beer which makes it very smooth going down. The high alcohol content is the only reason it doesn't get a 5 on drinkability. Two of these is plenty for me before it ends being as enjoyable. A really good afterdinner drink if you don't wan't something super sweet like a port, barleywine or eisbock. Can't say enough good things about this beer. Even the price is good. About $3.29 at my local bevmo for a 16.9 oz bottle. I always have at least 4-6 or these on hand at all times. If you see it, you must try it. I deplore you people!!! Buy one...no, buy two because you will be wanting another the minute you finish the first.

Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Bottle poured into a New Belgium Globe.

A - Pours dark, cloudy, brown with a big two finger tall white head with great head retention leaving spotty lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of spicy yeast, banana, dark fruits, caramel, toffee, clove, and the ever present wheat. This nose has quite a bit going on, great stuff.

T - Starts off with some spicy yeast and clove quickly giving way to a mix of chewy wheat, banana, caramel, and some dark fruits. As it warms, it seems to get a bit sweeter and more and more of the booze comes through. The finish is a mix of spicy yeast and banana, lingering for some time after the finish.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Fairly smooth with a spicy, chewy, feel with a touch of sweetness toward the end, lingering through the finish.

O - This is one awesome beer and it deserves all the acclaim it gets. It has a ton of flavor without getting to the point of being overpowering. If you have the chance to try this one you really should.

Photo of Gavage
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: hazy dark copper in color with a decent 1" head. Some soft lacing develops.

Smell: the aroma is of strong yeast, caramel, and spice.

Taste: the flavor components are of caramel, alcohol, hints of banana, ripe red fruits, strong yeast, and spice. Bitterness levels were lower than expected.

Mouthfeel: mildly crisp at the start. The finish is smooth and the yeast and alcohol lingers long on the tongue.

Drinkability: I found this to be extremely drinkable even though the alcohol levels are clearly detectable. Great brew.

Photo of Halcyondays
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Half-liter bottle,

A: Pours a murky, dirty brown with a, rather light for a weizen, off-white head.

S: Outstanding. Freshly baked banana bread.

T: Dark malt, pumpernickel/rustic dark bread is heavy on the first sip with a lot of sweetness. Ethanol and spice (cinnamon, star anise) come out with the banana and rich clove flavour to finish the beer.

M: Medium/full bodied, moderately high carbonation, very smooth, rich, a bit of an ethanol slickness.

D: A good beer and certainly regarded as the classic of the style. One of the best weizenbocks I've had for sure. Strong, tasty flavours make this a sipper, space it out over an hour and enjoy.

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.83/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The new style (TAP 6) bottle.

Poured into a Franziskaner Weissbier glass.

A deep off-white head sat on top of a moody reddy/browny coloured body, lots going on as bubbles rise through the beer to replenish the head.

Sweet malty/yeasty/banana/vanilla smells.

The taste is a toxic, vibrant, fizzy mix of the aforementioned aromas, a little too sweet in my opinion with the vanilla and banana flavours coming through the most. Add a large hunk of treacle toffee into the taste arena and you've got the right amount of sweetness I found.

The alcohol is well hidden and only arrives as you finish the beer, warming the mouth nicely. I expected more from this well respected and thought of beer, too sweet for me.

Photo of dbrauneis
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours dark brown with amber highlights in color and a finger tall light beige head. The head reduces to a thick layer of bubbles across the entire surface of the beer, thicker at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant lacing is observed.

S: What a enticing smell, hints of yeast with some sweetness and lots of dark fruit (cherries). There is also a fair amount of dark malts.

T: A very pleasant and rich flavor. Sweet malts with a hint of dark fruit (cherries, fig, and plum) and yeast.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin...

O: Really a very enjoyable beer that is quite sessionable even at the ABV (which is very well hidden). I have had this beer many times over the years and always enjoyed it, tonight's bottle for review is no different.

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

500 ml bottle into weizen glass, bottled on 9/22/2012. Pours very hazy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger fluffy light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with moderate streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big caramel, banana, clove, toast, raisin, prune, toffee, brown bread, pepper, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of malt, hop, and yeast ester notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, toffee, banana, clove, toast, raisin, prune, pepper, brown bread, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy pepper/clove spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, banana, clove, toast, raisin, prune, brown bread, pepper, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Absolutely incredible balance and complexity of malt, yeast ester, and hop flavors; with an awesome malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a lightly slick, crisp, and smooth mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible Weizenbock! Big complexity and great balance of malt, yeast, and hop flavors; and super smooth to drink for 8.2%. Amazing.

Photo of stakem
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Review from notes taken on 12/30/10. Shared with some friends.

This was a paper-wrapped cave-aged bottle from 2006. Poured into a couple of snifters. It appears as a clear dark amber color that borders brown that looks like a watered-down concoction of molasses. A tan cap forms across the top and holds tight around the edges of the brew.

The aroma of this brew is fruity with a scent of cloves, toasty malt that cones across quite bready and raisins. There are light suggestions of chocolate and spice with a mild molasses sweetness.

The taste is fruity with a candied flavor that picks up more deep sweetness akin to molasses spiced with clove and chocolate. There is a long drawn out flavor of toasty grain, spices and molasses left lingering on the tongue.

This is a medium to full bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. Excessively drinkable for more than 8%. The alcohol is mastectomy hidden, I never once got any sensation of alcohol flavor or warmth. Additional pours produce an increased amount of sediment in the glass which brings out more bready and banana-like flavors.

Photo of imperialking
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of woodychandler
3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For one of the few times in my misbegotten life, I am scared! This is a huge beer and my Honey-Honey is nowhere around.

Well, now, I have a finger of light-tan head with decent retention in light of the heat and humidity. Color was a slightly hazy deep amber. Nose smelled heavily of red grapes, like a preparation for wine and now I was shaking! Mouthfeel was smooth and the nose had nothing to do with it. This was a semi-sweet beer with an alcohol content that would put any of us on the road to perdition. Finish was deadly smooth and all of a sudden, I felt the urge to operate heavy machinery. This may be the devil's work!

Photo of yourefragile
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500 mL bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Pours an initially clear and tepid dark mahogany brown color before giving the end of the bottle a swirl and pouring the remaining yeast into the glass. Settles in a murky deep brown, reddish color with plenty of sediment. A large, light tan head slowly fades to a finger thickness and streaks of lacing. Aroma is yeasty, dark fruits, cloves and bananas, but fairly mild and restrained. Flavor is as expected for the style and the most balanced representation I've tried. Strong weiss flavors of banana and clove with rich malt complexity like a bock. Very smooth, full body with light, but sharp carbonation. Finish is mildly sweet, fruity and clean. Alcohol is warming, but never really presents itself in the flavor. I should drink more of this, but I think my infected Ramstein Winter Wheats turned me off from this style for a little, haha.

Photo of LXIXME
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of mothman
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Corsendonk Goblet

Pours a full creamy near 2 finger head. Slight tan in color. Great retention. Leaves some splattered lace. Color is a dark bark caramel brown. Damn good looking beer.

Aroma: A big malt bomb. Raisins, dark fruits, grapes, reminds me of the quad I just drank (Sixth Glass), just not as boozy. More malts than hops. Hardly any booze shows here. Plums, dried fruits, and very red wine like.

Taste: Huge malt taste. Very little booze to show. Plums, grapes, prunes. A lot of dark dried fruits going on here. A lot like the aroma, but not as big.

Mouthfeel: Rich and creamy. Perfect amount of carbonation. Full bodied. Leaves a slight hazy/dark fruit aftertaste. A little dry, not to bad.

Overall, by far the best doppelbock I have had yet. Great drinkability especially for the abv. I wish I had more of this beer. I will have it in the fridge in the future.

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

tough to add much to 357 reviews, but here goes, bottle says brewed in 1999, pours a murky, cloudy, brownish, plummy shade of something very Aventinus like. Nose is musty, fruity, vinious and earthy. Bold and unbashful, this is a tasty, strong wheat bock, fruity, notes of ripe plums, malty, slightly astringent on the tongue. One of the all time classics, a must try. fine stuff

Photo of corby112
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served on-tap at the Devil's Den in Philadelphia, PA.

Pours a very dark brown. Aroma of banana and dark chocolate. One of the best dopplebocks I have ever tasted. There is a rich chocolate maltiness that is balanced out with a hints of banana and citurs fruits. Yummy!

Photo of mdaschaf
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a reddish/copper color with ruby hints when held up to the light. A short, off-white head forms and fades rather quickly, leaving a thin layer of fine bubbles on top. Sporadic lacing forms, but does not cling to the glass.

S: A good bit of banana, some wheat, cloves, bready malt, and some caramel.

T: Really nice, very heavy bready flavors, wheat, and yeast. A good bit of banana, some dark fruit, toffee, and caramel. Dark fruits include fig and a little raisin.

M: Medium bodied, smooth, and on the crisp side. Finish is slightly sticky.

O: I can see why this is a highly rated beer. Great flavor profile, a nice beer to drink over the course of an evening, as I did. Look forward to trying a few more in this style.

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,934 ratings.