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

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Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
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Ranked #944
4.33 | pDev: 9.47%
Sep 23, 2023
Feb 01, 2001
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: 4.78 by GedH from England

Sep 23, 2023
Rated: 4.09 by LA2ED7

Sep 02, 2023
Rated: 4.19 by not2quick from Missouri

Aug 27, 2023
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Reviewed by Grax

4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Aroma is of overripe banana, bubblegum, peach cobbler. The body is a sumptuous banana bread flavor with a great carbonated mouthfeel. Sweet and thick. Great!
Aug 17, 2023
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Reviewed by draheim from Washington

4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Re-reviewing this one as I haven’t had it in ages.

500mL can (code L22091 14:06 / 010422, so maybe packaged 4/1/2022) into a weizen glass. Pours a nutty brown color, somewhere between iced tea and cola, with a soft off-white head and steady carbonation.

Aroma is fruity and bready, not unlike a marzen. Clove and spice, ripe banana, a hint of root beer.

Taste follows nose. Sweet bready malt, yeasty esters, fruit and spice.

Mouthfeel is clean and crisp, light to medium body. Lively carbonation keeps this beer dancing on my palate. Super drinkable.

Overall a solid, well-executed traditional beer that defines the style.

Previous review (9/16/2011) preserved for posterity:

4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
500mL bottle (code10.207 2 / 0393 2823) poured into a weizen glass. Pours a beautiful hazy copper-brown color with a ridiculous off-white head and cascading carbonation. Head condenses to a thick rocky pillow of foam that recedes slowly. Big pockets of air develop within the massive head around the sides of the glass; frothy lacing forms in its wake. There's a bright amber glow where the light reflects up from the bottom of the glass, then the beer gets darker as you reach the top. Just a gorgeous beer to behold.

Aroma is overripe bananas, sweet malt, clove and other spices. Nice fruity, floral aroma with a hint of yeast.

Taste is a mouthful of spotty brown bananas, sweet bready malt, raisins, yeast, and spice. This is the definition of mellow. Nice clean mouthfeel that leaves a pleasant sweet aftertaste. The high ABV is hidden extremely well.

Overall this is just a wonderful, special beer. I would love to get this fresh on tap some day.
Aug 12, 2023
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Reviewed by QuakeAttack from California

4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Dam, why haven't I known about this beer before? I tired a 10oz pour at Grace in Growlers and can understand the love for this beer. Orange, brown with a mild head. Wheaty, malty, not too sweet. More please!
Aug 03, 2023
Rated: 4.22 by QuintusHorace from California

Jul 22, 2023
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
When something's this delicious I just don't care about by rDev, rating-to-style, etc. Amazing sauce, perfectly balanced, incredible mix of wheat and sweet, no booziness, and a finish that makes me want more. I could drink this endlessly. Simply superb.
Jul 10, 2023
Rated: 4.35 by a_pal0 from Italy

Jun 30, 2023
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Reviewed by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A dark red/brown color with a 1" beige head'
Aroma of toffee, dark fruit, and brown bread.
The taste follows the nose, and enhances it.
A delight to drink!
Jun 04, 2023
Rated: 3.89 by nunienun from Illinois

May 31, 2023
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
Tap 6: Mein Aventinus from Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
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