Tap 6: Mein Aventinus
Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn

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Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
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4.33 | pDev: 9.47%
Tuesday at 01:15 AM
Feb 01, 2001
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Notes: For golden moments by the fireplace: "Mein Aventinus" - the wholehearted, dark ruby coloured wheat beer, intensive and fiery, warming, well-balanced and tender. Bavaria's oldest wheat "Doppelbock" - brewed since 1907! Its sturdy body in combination with its sweet malty aroma is an invitation to profound indulgence - an ingenious blend with a strong body. Perfectly matches rustic dishes, dark roasts and sweet desserts.

Hops: Hallertauer Herkules.

16 IBU
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Rated: 4.22 by heymikew from California

Apr 07, 2023
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Reviewed by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into an 8oz glass from Mackeys Beer Festival, a clear reddish brown pour and a great big foamy head. Snot factory like the warm baked bread, a bit of dark fruit maybe a bit of toffee, taste is similar. Creamy feel, smooth, nicely carbonated. Not very familiar with the style, so I will have to keep an eye out for these. A truly excellent beer.
Apr 01, 2023
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
500 ml can poured into a Tulip.

L: Clear, Amber with reddish tint, one finger off-white head has pretty good retention but fades to a thin cap in a couple of minutes, a lively pour, head regenerates with a swirl.
S: Fairly strong nose, malty, dark bread, plum, lesser mineral and chocolate notes.
T: Malty and medium sweet, plum, wheat, light bubblegum yeast, mild booze, earthy/woody hops, finishes lightly bitter.
F: Medium body, low-ish carbonation, smooth, frothy, light alcohol burn at the finish.
O: nice, bock beer with supporting wheat character.
Mar 24, 2023
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Reviewed by Griffin2 from Virginia

4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 500 ml can into a Willi Becher pint glass.
L - Pours dark reddish brown with 2 fingers of tan head that dissipates slowly.
S - Smells sweet and malty.
T - Nice and malty with some banana and clove.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - Delicious Weizenbock.
Mar 23, 2023
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
500mL bottle with the new nonsense date code.

On the pour 2 fingers of off white to tan head that became rocky and a bit foamy over a few minutes, until finally settling at a decent tan cap. Body is a dark amber to copper, with a bit of haze, but light still comes through.

Aroma carries sweet fig and toffee/caramel, but there is a slight savory oxidation thing going on. Alcohol isnoticeable, but not boozy.

Taste follows the sweet malty notes, but loses the off notes. I'm going to blame the aroma on bottle age, which for now is unfortunately uncontrollable. Traditional banana hefeweizen flavor comes through with a sweet caramelized flavor coming from the malts. Honestly very easy to drink and comes off as a Dunkelweizen to my untrained American palate. Still there is some light figgy fruit going on but this is mostly a very enjoyable dark, strong, traditional tasting hefeweizen. Nice balancing hop bitterness, but no hop aromas.

Feel is smooth and easy drinking. This beer hides its ABV well once it's on your palate. Slight astringency, but this isn't a dry beer. At the same time this beer doesn't come off as huge and thick. The astringency balances the malt well leading to the easy drinking feel of this. Medium long finish, but it's subtle. Soft subtle, but present, carbonation.

Overall there are flaws, but this is one of my favorite general doppelbock style beers I've ever had, although, it is the only weizen-doppelbock I've tried. Nice traditional hefeweizen flavor merged with delicious caramel sweet malts, as well as a nice balancing bitterness. Smells a bit funny when it gets old though.
Mar 19, 2023
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Rated by TommyG22 from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Excellent Weizenbock. Great caramel color, full head, fragrant, tasty.
Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 4.2 by waudozer from Canada (BC)

Mar 08, 2023
Rated: 5 by Gubblecote from New York

Mar 06, 2023
Rated: 4.55 by Ananabiya

Mar 06, 2023
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From a 500ml bottle. Deep brown color with a thin layer of cream colored head. Smells of roasted malt with some banana and clove notes. Medium body with prickly carbonation. Tastes like it smells - rich and malty with a strong clove note. Excellent
Mar 06, 2023
Rated: 4.72 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Mar 06, 2023
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Reviewed by MHL81 from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
500 ml bottle poured into a Willi Becher glass. Voluminous head from strong pour. Ruby red color. Nice blend of malty taste with wheat feel, some sweetness. 8.2% ABV, but subtle. Prost!
Mar 04, 2023
Rated: 4.41 by budsNpils from Texas

Feb 24, 2023
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Reviewed by Craig-er from New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Purchased in Sarasota. Date appears to be 1/4/22. Poured into a Duval tulip glass. The head dissipated after a minute or two. Color is a lovely brown mahogany. Taste of malt, complex carmel, semi sweet and lingers on the palette. The feel is medium bodied. Overall an exceptional beer with the right 8.2%.
Feb 22, 2023
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2015 vintage; drank 2/11/13 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque purple/orange appearance.

An even pour yielded a nice, noisy khaki head; almost no lace.

Plum, banana, candle wax & faint granola notes in the nose. Unique!

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Plum, cognac, mild raspberry & faint clove flavors.

A complex, unique, delicious beer. I'd love to try it fresh, but I get why they age this stuff!
Feb 12, 2023
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
I accidentally deleted my review.

From Nov 2005 Poured from the bottle with a huge head that settled down after a few minutes...gorgeous deep brown colour. For me, the smell was fruit and cloves...nice. The taste is very complex. Chocolate, fruit and a strong clove flavour all operating in wonderful harmony...I don't even notice that it's sitting at 8%abv and that's a testament to how well made this is. I highly recommend this delicious wheat dobblebock!
Feb 09, 2023
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a slightly opaque (50% clarity) medium to deep brown, plum color with a massive white head. SRM of 20. 4.50)

Aroma: Strong aromas of orange citrus, sweet banana bread, bubblegum. Big German yeast and bread.

Flavor: Strong and rich flavors of orange citrus, overripe bananas, banana bread, bubblegum. German yeast. Some hints of apricot, raisin, plum. Smooth caramel off the end.

Feel: Medium-bodied, strong carbonation. Bready, smooth mouthfeel. Booze shows a bit. (4.00)

Compared to Ayinger Weizenbock 2/2023: Pours darker. Stronger banana, bread, rich orange citrus spice. Very similar flavors. Slightly sweeter with more caramel

Compared to New Glarus Thumbprint Doppelbock 3/2022: Pours lighter, stronger head. More overripe banana and bready notes. Less alcohol, phenols, and sweetness. Lighter and dryer.

Overall: Fantastic and dark Weizenbock here. A little darker than some other version with a little bit more sweetness. Overripe bananas and bubblegum. Some milder authentic flavors of the darker stonefruit, plum, raisin notes. Leans darker, but still spot on for the style. (Rating: 4.24)
Feb 09, 2023
Rated: 4.23 by craigbelly from Iowa

Feb 05, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by cabsandking from Ohio

Jan 29, 2023
Rated: 4.49 by jbolger from Connecticut

Jan 18, 2023
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Reviewed by Braunmeister_1943 from Pennsylvania

4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A fantastic beer!

L- Deep amber/ ruby red.

S- Rich malty dark bread.

T- Malty sweet with a dash of spice and

F- Mild carbonation soft mouthfeel.

O- A marvelous beer top to bottom!
Jan 04, 2023
Rated: 4 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jan 04, 2023
Rated: 4.6 by venya

Jan 03, 2023
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Best by date of 13.09.23
Picked up at a Kaufland during some grocery shopping. This is a classic doppelbock, more so than the Tap 05, which I actually prefer to this bc it’s more unique. Otherwise, great malty flavor and some spice from the wheat. Very good.
Dec 22, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Robertas from Lithuania

Dec 11, 2022
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Reviewed by Mikecap42 from Maine

4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A: Pours a brownish color with a white head. Also has a slight red hue to it.

S: The aromas of a hefeweizen are present here with the clove spices. However the rich smells of a doppelbock such as toffee, baked bead, and molasses are also here.

T: The flavor is very rich. You get hints of molasses, Carmel as well as hints of fig and dried fruit.

MF: The beer has a nice full body.

O: Overall this is a great cross between a doppelbock and a hefeweizen. Highly recommend trying it.
Nov 29, 2022
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Reviewed by TheSchnork from Connecticut

4.95/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Enjoyed straight from the can on metro north

This is what beer tastes like

Molasses meets dark fruit, plums, dark cherry, banana bread, nice ester

Perfect biscuit malt down the center of the palate

Perfect as ever...When I die, bury me with Aventinus
Nov 29, 2022
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Reviewed by scott451 from Canada (ON)

4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured a 500ml can into a pint glass. A two finger tan head on a cloudy amber brown. The head diminishes to a thin layer that sticks around. Good lacing.
Licorice malty smells.
Very nice taste. Molasses and licorice. A very slight hint of smoke. A fruity dry finish.
Medium body and carbonation.
Very smooth and drinkable. A top shelf weizenbock! Well worth a try.
Nov 17, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by rare_bird from Michigan

Nov 12, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by emiliobaratta from Venezuela

Nov 07, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Oct 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Christianriveraaa

4.74/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Look: Very dark foggy amber red pour with little foam risen it’s dissipated quickly leaving very little lacing.
Smell: Getting huge notes of caramel, raisins, prunes, fruity aroma with bananas maybe some cherry in there. It smells very promising!
Taste: Wow!! The banana flavoring is very predominant followed by a bit of breading maybe, tasting caramel maybe toffee. Jeez you can’t taste the alcohol at all here.
Feel: Medium bodied to heavy, rich, not to heavy on the carbonation.
Overall: Gotta say, for only $5 picking up a pint was one of the best decisions I made tonight. I’m usually a stout guy but decided to adventure into different beers and have to say this is definitely worth trying.
Oct 13, 2022
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Reviewed by Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.9/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Pours with a big thick head and a tea or cola color that smells of beer heaven with fruits and sweetness. Just rich as can be tasting of fruits, a little molasses with a cherry finish. A little crispy mouthfeel with it's tartness. Just an all-around fabulous beer. Amazed at the molasses accent that turns cherry on the tongue and just...lingers _"The #1 RATED Weizenbock"
Oct 03, 2022
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Reviewed by Mugman8 from New York

4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bought a four pack of 16.2 ounce cans at Total Wine to take to an Octoberfest afternoon party. Sampled this brew with friends and everybody loved it. Looks great on the pour, cloudy garnet with big khaki head and shrouds of lace. Aroma of dried raisins, plums and other dried fruits. Taste follows smell, with complex malty middle and creamy, boozy finish. A great brew for the Fall or Winter. Would definitely buy again!
Oct 03, 2022
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
500mL bottle stamped 22.018 131021 poured into a wheat beer glass at fridge temp 8.2% ABV. The beer pours opaque medium brown with light khaki head. The head recedes to a thin ring and partial layer of bubbles. The aroma is mild with clove, toffee and sweet wheat malt. The taste is semisweet, clovey, pear and apple laced dark wheat malt. Minimal bitterness. Slight alcohol presence on the tongue. The mouthfeel is medium plus bodied with average carbonation and a semi dry finish. Overall, very good weizenbock. Not my favoritist style, but I can appreciate this one.
Sep 10, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by B501 from Arkansas

Aug 25, 2022
Rated: 4.63 by Beer_Goblin from New York

Aug 14, 2022
Rated: 4.69 by Cyrano41 from Virginia

Aug 12, 2022
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