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

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Style:
German Weizenbock
Ranked #1
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
96
Ranked #508
Avg:
4.35 | pDev: 9.66%
Reviews:
2,206
Ratings:
4,689
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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser AventinusSchneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus
Notes: Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

A day's reward

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.

Hallertauer Herkules
wheat malt, barley malt
open fermentation, genuine bottle fermentation
non-filtrated, non-pasteurized
16 IBU
7 g/l carbon dioxide
18,5 % original gravity
Reviews: 2,206 | Ratings: 4,689 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Jas0921 from Florida

5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is flawless. I adore it. What can I compare it to? I cannot. It is simply: Aventinus. I don’t look for notes of anything with this beer. I just enjoy it and stand in awe of its greatness.

May 17, 2020
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can reads 'L19226' (presumably canned on 8/14/19)

Pours a foggy, muddled maroon-mahogany body topped with a cascading multiple fingers of thick, creamy off-white head; excellent retention results in ¾ of a finger of creamy cap/collar and sprawling splotches of dense, webby lacing.

Aroma presents a beautiful harmony of banana and clove upfront, redolent of fresh banana bread, and accented with dark fruit esters (blackberry, raspberry); caramel is soft in the backdrop, leveled by a properly interwoven booziness.

Taste offers banana and rounded clove notes grazed with a touch of yeasty spice; an inherent brown breadiness begins to reveal itself over time alongside wheat and smoked cacao nibs, with touches of fire-roasted almond and walnut adding additional depth past the swallow.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and brings a full, airy carbonation, remaining soft and developing a vague semi-oily texture into the mid-palate; a creamy peak presents on the back of the palate into a dry, fluffy spritz through the finish; minimal booze and subtle warmth lingers.

A weizenbock of steady decadence and understated abundance, there's a casual attention to detail that keeps the profile intriguing yet approachable, rich yet never cloying; this is a beer-dessert in the most classical sense.

May 10, 2020
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milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.63/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mahogany appearance, huge head, good lacing. Complex, multi-layered nose of caramel, clove-like spices and fruit. Equally complex taste, with the fruit showing up a little more, but pairs well with the malts. More than enough alcohol to warm you up. Excellent.

May 04, 2020
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markkyronaylin from Ireland

4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

look: thing pours bloody all head at first, but this head very quickly dissipates to a one finger head big bubbly head, which is off white with some brown dots, cola coloured opaque beer, loads of bubbles sticking to the side of the glass, a load of sediment in there

smell: those wheaty banana and vanilla smells really coming through, good bit of clove like spice, some grape, liquorice, malty, some lime, smells fantastic.

taste: super malty, smokey and rich flavours, those banana flavours come through, a nice vanilla sweetness follows, then a spicy herbal, complex finish, noticeable presence of alcohol

feel: full bodied, medium to high carbonation, dry, really warms the back of the throat and just zaps you.

overall: just an incredibly flavourful and impactful beer, thoroughly enjoyable and delicious, the best schneider weisse beer

Apr 18, 2020
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Dmitry1989 from Canada

5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a murky cannot-see-through-muddy dark brown with some ruby notes. Smell - yeast and banana. Taste - more yeast than banana, malt, some chocolate and alcohol. Warming and thick mouthfeel but not syrupy or too boozy. This is the best thing about this beer - it is strong, dark and heavy, yet very drinkable, not too sweet and the alcohol does NOT come out over the top as some strong Belgian Trappist beers. This is probably my favorite beer in the world and I have tried hundreds and hundreds ... At the bottom of each bottle there is usually some sediment and settled yeast which I pour into my mug anyways, tastes good. Unfiltered, bottle conditioned, wheat and dark. For me - the perfect combination!

Apr 05, 2020
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andaub

3/5  rDev -31%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Completely aware that this is a world class weisenbock, I am still not impressed. Many other weisenbock beers have much more rigorous and robust taste, this fell flat I thought, the the smell as well, and didn't leave much of an aftertaste that wanted to go back for more. Drinkable, yes. Will I get it again , probably not.

Mar 07, 2020
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Hooded from Texas

4.61/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Notes from 2/14/2020.
Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a Teku glass.
The appearance is reddish-brown with two fingers of off-white foam receding to a quarter inch cap. 4.75
The aroma is just above low in strength and of somewhat ripe bananas, yeast, taffy, and a little bread. 4.25
The taste is not what I expected and is excellent. It's medium high in strength of taste and of ripe bananas, dough, moderate bitterness, and some sweet malt at the end. 4.75
The mouth feel is medium, creamy, and with a carbonation level closer to medium than light. 4.5
Overall, it is refined, delicious, and has an earthy quality. I'll definitely purchase this again, especially in the winter. 4.75

Feb 16, 2020
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Livyatan1996 from Missouri

4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

guessing this one's about 10 months old? gotta do better with checking these before they end up in the ol brown bag. deep, murky reddish brown with a fairly consistent white head, slowly settling down to a nice ring. aroma isn't quite as in your face as the other weizens i've had, but is quite pleasing with a lot of wheat, caramel/honey, some breadiness, and a fruitiness somewhere around raisins. all play together better than i got along with my old friends. flavor has a deep caramel, toffee and wheat blend on the forefront. an ever deeper dark fruit taste follows with a touch of cloves, then some slight bitterness cuts in for a moment before ducking out to a sweet bread-y aftertaste that lingers. it's sweet but never overpowering and simple but complex all at once. very warming in the mouth, nice medium body, with plenty of fizzy carbonation. definitely something you can feel hitting you at 8% but never burns. really quite the beer, yet another for me to seek out a bit fresher than my local liquor store could provide.

Jan 21, 2020
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mikeinportc from New York

4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy reddish-brown , with light tan head, that leaves a ring & tiny bit of lacing.

Smell is nutty malt, toffee, raisin, dates, and slight bit of bread crust.

Taste is raisin, toffee, a little prune, and fresh bread crust, with light pleasant bitterness, that lingers a bit.

Feel is medium, lightly oily, with some moderate, fine carbonation tingle/burn.

Overall, smooth and easy-drinking. Recommend giving it a try .

Jan 13, 2020
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mothmanscott from Georgia

4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From notes 1/10/12: Pours a cloudy prune juice brown with 2+ inches of tight, beige, lasting head that unbelievably leaves little lace. Aroma of yeast, esters especially banana and pear, clove and a vinous hint. Taste is banana, clove, yeast, faint dark fruit and thin chocolate. Peppery up front with some alcohol in the finish.

Jan 04, 2020
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MNAle from Minnesota

4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma of plums, raisins, sweet, slightly roasted caramel, banana, spice.

Deep brown / amber color, with a rising avalanche of bubbles, like a cola soft drink. Clear, topped by a tall off-white, thick creamy head, receding moderately toward slowly, leaving nice lacing and a bubbly domed surface. The combination of the cola color, rising bubbles, and thick, domed top almost resembles a cola float. A very nice look.

Smooth initial feel, moderate body, some carbonation dancing on the tongue.

Taste is spicy fruit, perhaps even apple (or that just may be the spicy component since it has an almost cinnamon quality), with raisins, plums and banana. Flavor is dominated by the aforementioned fruit, plums, banana, and combined with the malt body is just a bit sweet. Some very, very mild bittering in the finish, which disappears in the aftertaste. The finish is just a bit sticky.

Overall, an excellent, enjoyable beer. The complex fruit and spice flavors with the slightly sweet malts results in wonderful experience, while the somewhat sweet, rich taste and sticky finish puts this closer to the sipping category rather than the quenching category.

Dec 02, 2019
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MaxGoldfarb from New York

5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a last meal kinda beer. The adult equivalent of a cream soda on a hot summer day. Licorice and banana flavor, softly sweet, strong/perfect carbonation for my taste. Drink it...and live!

Nov 14, 2019
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octortus from Canada

4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500 mL Bottle. ABV 8.2%.
Appearance: Dark red copper, Pretty clear when held up to light, One finger of beige creamy head, Good retention, Low carbonation, Collar remains.
Aroma: Banana, Dark fruit (raisin, prune), Bready malt sweetness, Caramel sugars, Slight apple.
Mouthfeel: Above medium body, Smooth but also crisp, Slightly sticky, Low-Medium carbonation, Boozy, Warming.
Flavour: Bready malt sweetness, Spice (Clove, Other warming spices), Dark fruits (raisin, prune), Banana, Caramel sugars, Well balanced.
Overall: This was very enjoyable, complex and balanced. I think it fits the style well. Let it warm up a bit.

Review: 73

Oct 09, 2019
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Lanas from Greece

4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For sure one of the best beers i have drink in my life.. Nothing can distract you here.. All is flawless in your mouth.. The beer is very balance and has great taste.. Very easy drinkable..
Also the beer is really very rich and very complete. Is fruity is complex is smooth it has anything you want.. I can drink it like my water and that is good but also very dangerous..
Overall great mouthfeel and taste.. Really this beer can satisfied you..

Sep 13, 2019
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Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

3.89/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

L: Translucent brown on the darker side of cola or tea, sizzling three finger beige head slowly fades to a thin ring. Any lace quickly slinks back to the brew.

S: Orange liquor and raisins. A touch of Coca-Cola and banana. Bread and cracker smells are hidden or non-existent.

T: A hint of booze and less orange peel on the taste. Sweet and integrated to taste less complex than the aroma.

F: Watery a bit. Malty without bitterness. Moderately high carbonation prickles the tongue.

O: Good and refreshing for the style, but the thin mouthfeel and high carbonation go as far as to detract from the taste of the beer. Slightly over-hyped IMO.

Aug 31, 2019
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Pivopijak from Washington

4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

bottle (into E.K.U. hefeweizen glass)
Wow, Seeing a weizen so dark is something to behold. Looks like some hot caramel sauce, someone is about to pour over ice cream. Thick off white head which develops a little brown/orange patch when one gets near the bottom of the bottle and swirls the remaining beer to get the yeast sediment off the bottle bottom, then pours it into the glass. Rich allspice/clove aroma tagging along with the RIPE banana smell. Flavor is a more subtle version of the nose. Everything balances out with a SLIGHT gingerbread finish. All of the flavors are not cloying and there is just a touch of sweetness. Having gotten through a third of the way through the glass, took a sip and got teary eyed when realizing the total experience. Also a nice little alcohol glow on the palette and in the tummy (empty stomach). This is indeed a world class beer.

Aug 17, 2019
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VABA from Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a nice hazy dark amber color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has pleasant wheat and malt hints
T-Taste follows the nose with a very pleasant wheat and malt flavor
M-A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A very well balanced German Weizenbock

Aug 04, 2019
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Beersnake1 from California

4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from fridge temp into appropriate glassware. Pours a nice dark brown with nice light tan/white head. Nose is raisin, bread, candy, and toffee. Taste is amazingly smooth. Tons of apricot, raisins, sweet candy, bread, figs, spice, malts, and a bit of wheat. Wow - such a great beer!

Jun 30, 2019
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ThaneMcC from Germany

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid weizen-doppelbock - I consider it a dark version of Vitus.
Pours a warm amber with scant off white head that resolves rather quickly. Scant effervescence. Smells of toasted grains, molassess, dark fruit, esters (banana). Tastes is sweet malts forward, raisin, molasses, hints of banana, prune, transitions to fairly clean finish.
Body is medium, minimal carbonation, a tad syrupy but pleasant and easily quaffed. ABV is well hidden.
Really good weizen-doppel, and another great weizen from schneider weisse.

May 25, 2019
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CaptainHate from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2008 vintage bought at a bottle shop last fall after they told me they received some aged at the brewery.

500 ml bottle poured into a DFH tulip. Small quickly disappearing tan head over a dark brownish copper clear body. Smell is of dark fruit, caramel and sherry. Taste is very sherry forward with other sweet caramel/vanilla flavors hidden. Any wheat banana and clove tastes are long gone. Mouthfeel is still very refreshing.

By itself this is very fine but I have a feeling that this is well past the time for maximum complexity. Next time I'll try a younger one or do a vertical.

7/27/2019

2012 vintage bought at same bottle shop and poured into same DFH tulip. Body and head are essentially the same as the 2008 but the smell is much more complex with spice notes overlaying the sherry aroma. The taste confirms the smell as cloves and still a faint banana taste exist in conjunction with the dark fruits and sherry flavor. Mouthfeel is very clean and refreshing.

I believe this is much more in the primo age window at seven years than eleven. Next I'll try a fresher one to see what shakes out. This is a fun experiment.

May 25, 2019
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snaotheus from Washington

3.91/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

2019-04-02
500ml bottle served in a pint glass. Label is stamped 17.285 290817.

Pours murky brown. Small white head. Not much carbonation. Smell is rich caramel and grain, raisins, toffee.

Taste is right along with the aroma.

Mouthfeel is light on the tongue, but builds up thickness as you drink it. Unfortunately, I think what appears as murky brownness is some kind of a chalky suspension, which is noticeable on the tongue as a fine grittiness, which I don't particularly like and I doubt is intentional. I wonder if it's a product of age or what (although the label says you can cellar it) -- it was sitting still in my fridge for 48+ hours before I drank it, so if it was sediment, it should have settled out. Overall -- I'm going to discount look and feel somewhat, because I have to believe my experience is an outlier. If these were more pleasant, this would be a quite good beer.

Apr 03, 2019
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singletary from Mississippi

4.17/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It pours a deep carmael color with an off white head that settles down to a small layer on top. The smell is bread and banana with plenty of carbonation to it. The taste is smooth banana with the wheat also in there. The feel is medium not to thick, overall I enjoyed it very much.

Mar 10, 2019
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Cie from Turkey

4.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I don't usually enjoy wheat beers but this one gave me a pleasant surprise. The darker sweet aromas like caramel is more dominant but it also blends in perfectly with fruity wheat taste.

Feb 24, 2019
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KooVee from Finland

4.67/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle, bb 11/19, i.e. fresh. Actually that is something I started to wonder about... this being one of the beers to age (never had one), why such a short bb.

Murky amber, regular foam for a weizen, perhaps fading a bit quicker than usual. As always, pointless details.

Nose is classic hefe what comes to elements (banana, cloves, a bit of juicy fruit). There is alcohol as the beer warms, and some yeast-derived esters in this young version. Appetizing.

Taste matches aroma but the key impression is supreme drinkability. Sweet but not cloying banana mixing with nice maltiness (Munich malts?), a bit of toffee type caramel, makes you want to take another sip. So simple and so perfect. Subtleness and avoidance of tiring sweetness or spiciness is I would guess the reason this is so addictive.

In summary, an example of a weizen to provide as a challenge to those who claim to hate the style. The classic intoxicating aroma changes in taste into what brings to mind a Chimay rouge, Belgium anyway. Need to match this against sth like that in a blind tasting. Simply beautiful.

Jan 05, 2019
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chitoryu12 from Florida

3.97/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Hazy dark brown with two fingers of white foam that quickly dissipates.

Smell: Wheat, coriander, orange peel, bananas, and bready malt.

Taste: Heavy on the orange peel and banana. Very mild otherwise, with almost no noticeable hops.

Mouthfeel: About average thickness, but very high and sharp carbonation.

Overall: Doesn't feel as strong as it is, but is nonetheless refreshing and tasty.

Jan 03, 2019
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