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

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3,974 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,974
Reviews: 2,047
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 257
Gots: 355 | FT: 6
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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Ratings: 3,974 | Reviews: 2,047
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 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.

Photo of tempest
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The first question I have to ask myself, before I ask how it tastes is, "why the heck don't I buy this more often?" It reminds me of everything I love about the big, dark belgians, but with a German twist.

Here's my thoughts on it: After a proper pour with a thick head, Aventinus has an aroma of dried fruit like raisins and dates backed by the malted wheat. The flavor expands on those fruit flavors, adding a bit of clove spice and banana, the hallmark flavors of German wheat beers. At 8.2% abv, there’s no doubt this is a heavy drink. But the fine bubbles and velvety mouthfeel make Aventinus a tough brew to put down.

I've tasted more complex beers, but this one is still pretty good and pretty drinkable. I have to wonder what some aging would do.

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Aventinus is a hazy brown with hints of rust orange, reminiscent of muddy water.

S: Wonderful aromas of banana muffins and wheat, with a faint trace of alcohol.

T: A really awesome beer. Perhaps the benchmark for this style. It's wonderfully easy to consume. It starts off similar to a dunkel weizen, but the bock character asserts itself, making this beer a very different animal. Earthy and bready, this brew has a fair amount of complexity. Banana flavors are prominent throughout.

M: Smooth, creamy feel. This beer goes down so easily. There's a nice, very slight hint of heat in the finish.

D: My favorite weizenbock. If you haven't had this before, you should try it ASAP. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Good for gulping or sipping :)

Photo of BARFLYB
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500ml bottle into a sam adams imperial pint glass. Not sure of the date on this one. 1st time trying this beer.

A- A very dark red to brown color comes out of the bottle with an apparent cloudiness from being unfiltered. A huge head arises towards the top of the glass leaving a almost two finger light tan head exploding with bubbles, a very active brew no doubt. The head eventually dies down but the bubbles don't. good lacing.

S- Very powerful scents of wheat and yeast up front. Along with that some dark malts and a huge whiff of fruits.Not getting much hops from the smell Maybe some chocolate? Some spice and a bit of alcohol rounds this weizenbock out.

T- On the first few sips the wheat is ever present with a whole bunch of those dark malts. then the fruits come on including a lot of clove with some banana and vanilla. The small smell of chocolate led to an even smaller taste of it, not this beers strong quality, but if there was any more presence it would distract from this beers better qualities. The alcohol is there and grows as the temperature rises, quite warming. All of this combines into an a nice sweet weizenbock, or dopplebock, take your pick.

M- This brew has a great mf with a good amount of carbonation. Drinking this when it's just poured out of the bottle i got alot of fizz and it was present on the mouth, quite different from a lot of beers around. As the beer warms it resembles a more creamy character with the fruity characteristics sticking around.

D- Although i would like to see these in bombers i believe the 500ml is the perfect size for this beer, i could drink two. A great price for a great dopple/weizen bock. after finishing i concluded that this was in the top three for this style for sure and one of my favorites from Germany

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a caramel color with a white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, banana and clove. In the taste, wood tone, rooty hop profile does a fair job at balancing the caramelized malt, bread and clove notes. Slight alcohol but good balance. Full bodied, well carbonated brew. This is a classic weizenbock, the quintessential.

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 afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of DoubleJ
4.94/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The original wheat dopplebock according to the bottle, and one that should fix my taste craving with its 500 ml bottle. On to the beer:

Light brown color with a large bubbly head. It has a fantastic smell of bubble gum, bananas, apples, phenols, and ripe fruits. The taste is quite strong, and quite delicious. More of the same flavors in the taste as the smell, with an alcoholic punch that adds a vanilla bean twist to the flavor and provides balance to the beer. Very crisp and spiced mouthfeel, and the strength doesn't hold back the drinkability.

This probably doesn't come as a surprise to me since their stronger eisbock version is one of my favorites. Believe the hype behind this one! Enjoy this on a cool night to fullfill the warming effect at its best.

Photo of weeare138
4.79/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2001 bottle...
Appears a dark chestnut brown with traces of red and a 2 finger, foamy tan head that slowly fades out. Little remnants of lace are left around the glass. Small chunks of spent yeast sit at the bottom like artifacts of shrapnel from a battle at sea.
Smell is slightly oxidized but very acceptable for the age, along with mineral water, dusty, aged antiques, notes of port wine, rich brown sugar, raisins, prunes, and very phenolic with hints of cocoa & cloves. It holds it's own against any of the Belgian heavy hitters that you've been sitting on.
Taste is of raisins, cloves, caramel, brown sugar...no trace of any wet cardboard with this 5+ year old bottle. Nice.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, mildly sweet, phenolic, and herbal.
Seek this one out. It seems like the 2001 year is ripe and ready now. I recently had a vintage '99 bottle that hadn't held up nearly as nice as this one.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark chestnut with a thin head that fades pretty quickly. The smell is of wheat that is reminiscent of wasa crackers with a sweet rounded malt and a nice yeastiness. Beautifully balanced flavor of alcohol, malt, prunes, figs, cereal grain, and a touch of cellared apples. Very creamy and with a medium body that is just right to support the alcohol and flavors. Extremely drinkable- just the perfect thing for a spring day.

Photo of tdm168
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of atrocity
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark cloudy brown body, with a decent frothy head, which does disappear after a while. while it's there it does leave a little lacing.

Nose is very sweet, with a tannic smell of red wine. Good malt, lots of dark fruits, dates, black grapes, sultanas. Noticeable aroma of alcohol, and touches of sweet caramel. A deeply layered smell, very delectable.

Taste is quite vinous and wine-like also, with an astringent dry finish. rich fruits prevail with hints of dark alcohol, like rum. Taste is layered and complex. Mouthfeel is quite smooth, but a little less velvety than I would have liked. If it was a little more filling and caressing it would be great.

This is a deceptively drinkable beer. The high ABV can creep up on you unawares, as it hides it beautifully. Beautifully balanced, wonderfully enjoyable.

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A dark brown, toffee looking beer. Bubbles are lively and the head is thick, but not really dense...if that makes sense

Semi-spicy nose. The bock part of this provides sweetness and breadiness. Smells..fresh and wet.

Sweet taste, very malty, but the spicy-cloveness keeps this from becoming a malt bomb. Brown sugar sprinkled over red overripe pear with a chunk of rye bread on the side. And still some herbal spice.

Feels a bit flat, though. Carbonation was lost a bit I think.
Very drinkable. Good beer.

Update: Got a better bottle methinks. Carb was better and flavors more pronounced.

Photo of ShanePB
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Poured from the bottle into a simple Heffeweizen style glass.

Giant monstrous head... I mean huge as if 4 fingers or like a giant fist. Big snap of soda bubbles, huge sounding you can hear these bubbles SNAP, tan colored head is big but also goes away at a very fast pace. Very dark brown with faint red hues to go with it similar to a doppelbock. Lot of carbonation and elevator music from the bottom. Minimal retention with some pock marking on the head circle. Yeast residue in the bottom of the glass... ROCK THAT!

The Bouquet is alright yeah man... dig that. Estery, like a trippel, but got malt and carbonation that is pleasant. Simple yeast on the nose and faint bread. Wonderful combination of smells and character even some Coca Cola.

The taste however is very carbonated but in an enjoyable way that doesn't take away from the beer's great feel. Fruit berry subtle component in mid palate, slight chew like a Witbier, taste of Coke as well along with faint malt.

I would have this again at the drop of a hat.

Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.94/5  rDev -9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy, very cloudy ruddish brown color with a HUGE carbonation resluting in a big pillowy white head. Nose is wheat, clove,sticky. Taste is wheat, clove, banana, thick and coating. Mouthfeel is nice and drinkable. Overall this is a great beer I could drink alot of.

Photo of brandoman63
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of wl0307
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

BB date: 01/06/06.
A: in a (dry) 300ml weissbier glass, it pours a hazy, dark-caramel colour, coming with an effervescent, off-white thick beer head, so creamy and frothy even when the lively carbonation settles down it stays there without any trouble--looking everlasting, incredibly decent and elegant...
S: upfront is deeply fruity aroma of hefe-weizen, mixed of ripe bananas+banana skin+green guava, plus a refreshingly spicy note of clove, and profoundly sour-sweet wheatish grainy aroma. If "blind-sniffing" this beer, one might be tricked to believe it's just another pale-coloured hefe-weizen with a stronger, assertive malt and sugary presence~~ Very balanced as well as very delicious.
T: upfront on the palate comes a profoundly fruity (mainly banana-skin and the classic mixed-tropical fruity taste of hefe-weizen) flavour, followed immediately by creamy, deeply brown-sugary (close to caramel) palate of dark malts, on top of an underlyingly rich yeasty+sugary+intriguingly-spicy flavour common to Belgian dark ale. With an assertive alcoholic mouthfeel sitting firmly underneath, the refreshingly wheatish flavour adds to the otherwise profoundly rich and sugary palate a pleasantly tart-fruity kick to reach a nice balance in terms of both texture and flavour. Quite warmish alcoholic touch at first proves a bit too powerful for my taste, but expectable and thankfully short-lived.
M&D: the mouthfeel is a bit sharp upfront, turning more and more creamy and rounded towards the end as the alcoholic texture turns softer in strength and thinner/cleaner on the palate/between the teeth. A remarkable beer it is, much much more flavoursome than its cousin Schneider Weisse Original. I'd go for single bottle each time, as it's very powerful and hard to digest if consumed too much. A beer with characters to savour rather than quaff.

Photo of BillRoth
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of rab53
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Zaphog
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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

Cave aged bottle, bottled 2001.

Pours the standard Aventinus look at first and then I decided to swirl in the yeast. Adding cave aged yeast might not be the best way to enjoy it, I succeeded in adding brown yeast chips to the head. The head on the cave-aged version dissipates very much quicker than the fresh version. Color is a slightly paler shade of brown and is somewhat clearer. Carbonation level is at least the same as the non-aged version and seems to me to be a bit higher.

Smell is sweet and extremely nutty in aroma much like good dry sherry. There is a strong scent of heavy molasses now that makes this beer distinctly candy like. The trademark Aventinus spiciness has diminished to this point to smell much like a spiced wine and reminds me a great deal of Gluwein.

Taste is less sweet with a fairly strong molasses flavor and a good nutty flavor. Flavor seems to have morphed in to something like a Belgian Brown ale as the fruity and spicy flavors have melded with the molasses flavors. What is left is smooth Christmas spiced strong brown ale. The yeast chunks that I disturbed have mostly settled to the bottom of the Weizen glass by now.

Mouthfeel has diminished a bit, seems to be expected, as it does seem that lots of wheat protein solids have fallen out of suspension.

Drinkability remains good and there really aren’t any signs of oxidation, the high carbonation level and the cap seal were in perfect condition when this was opened 5 years after bottling. Possibly the aged version of Aventinus deserves a separate entry in the BA database?

500 ml bottle received from LuckySevens82 and BIF33 - Team Spring.

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