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

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From:
Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
 
Germany
Style:
Weizenbock
Ranked #1
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
96
Ranked #943
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 9.47%
Reviews:
2,247
Ratings:
2,564
Status:
Active
Rated:
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Added:
Feb 01, 2001
Wants:
  395
Gots:
  709
SCORE
96
World-Class
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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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Ratings by bark:
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Reviewed by bark from Sweden

4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
The colour is deep brown; the edge got some hints of orange. The liquid is cloudy. The high head slowly sinks down into a thick beige lid, leaving some lacing.

The smell is sour with lots of yeasty flavours. There are some spicy (cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg) notes as well as some roasted buttery notes. Complex, fresh and balanced.

The taste is... oh... It is quite mild, enormously smooth and balanced: Sour wheat, roasted meat, bakery yeast, tropical fruits, and black currant. The aftertaste is a little dry with roasted malts, dough, French loaf, old fashioned fruit candy and a slowly growing note of biscuits.

The carbonation is medium strong; lots of really small bubbles. The liquid is very smooth, almost thick.

My first weissenbock, and I don't think that I could have gotten a better start.
Feb 08, 2008
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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
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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 fruity dry finish.
Medium body and carbonation.
Very smooth and drinkable. a top shelf weizenbock!
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
 
Rated: 4 by bennn from California

Aug 11, 2022
 
Rated: 2.76 by bendukes86 from South Carolina

Aug 08, 2022
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Reviewed by lagnomra

4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5
Mixed smell of plums, prunes, rum soaked fruit. Some malty notes including a fairly prominent spiced banana bread. Very pleasant creamy and full bodied feel. Would definitely drink again.
Jul 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.57 by MrJones07 from Spain

Jul 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by rugene from Canada (QC)

Jul 23, 2022
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Reviewed by louiebianchi from New York

4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
The flavor delightfully remained on my palate after the mild flowing over my rounds of this delicious doppelbock. It developed a nice flavorful head when I poured it in to a glass. The feel was not heavy like some doppelbock s can be. I truly loved this beer.
Jul 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.43 by Shiredave from New York

Jul 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.19 by CRObighit2 from Canada (ON)

Jul 02, 2022
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Rated by Skabiski from Maryland

4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
It's hard to describe a beer this good! Great flavor, smell, and texture.
Jun 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Jun 28, 2022
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Rated by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
One of my favorite beers!
So complex and delicious.
Too hard to describe in words.
Jun 28, 2022
 
 
Rated: 4.16 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Jun 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.3 by DustyBeerz from New York

Jun 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.28 by Chilmer from Iowa

Jun 18, 2022
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Wurstkuche in Downtown Los A feels, CA.

Like visiting your local fishing hole and snagging a trout on your first cast, this one is legit. And the glass is cute like Ariana Grande with cat ears (before she got extra freaky). Either way, Aventinus is an Ace, Home Run, or a Slam dunk, what have you.

Get it on and get it good, my children.
Jun 16, 2022
 
 
Rated: 4.18 by Roejogan from Canada (BC)

May 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by cold_beer

May 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.67 by ALeX117

Apr 22, 2022
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Reviewed by Kulikov from Pennsylvania

4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
L: dark amber, nothing too distinctive, but it's certainly appealing in a glass
S: rum, malt, and bananas
T: bananas, rum, raisins, malt, toffee
F: a single word will suffice; rich
O: it's really good, it's available in affordable cans, just grab one and enjoy one of the best bocks readily available.
Apr 15, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by Rubicj from Massachusetts

Mar 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.29 by lonestarshield from Texas

Mar 29, 2022
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Reviewed by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
0.5 L bottle
Glass: .5L Weizenbock Vase
Bottle Date: 19.308 => 161019 => 16-Oct-2019
Serving Temp: 51.6 F


Look:
Cloudy and murky medium brown that is opaque from the yeast. I can't see my fingers at all through the glass, not even at the narrow point. 3-finger creamy beige head dissipates slowly to a 1-finger creamy cover. Great lacing
(This last bottle saw the ale starting to foam out of the bottle a few seconds after I opened it).

Smell:
Absolutely wonderful. Spiced plums and pears. Rum-soaked dried fruits such as raisins and currants. Rich brown sugar. Overripe bananas. Bread dough.

Taste:
As good as it smells, if not better. Cloves bite at the front, but not all that hard. Rich toffee and toasted caramel joion in quickly, along with plums, those rum-soaked dried fruits and the overripe banana. There are notes of whole wheat bread and even banana bread. Some pepper and maybe a dash of cinnamon. Finishes with a lingering combination of rich dark fruits and cloves which somehow comes across as ever-so-slightly dry and spicy.

Feel:
Rich and creamy with a body that is on the heavier side of medium.

Overall:
What a joy to drink. A phenomenal beer. This earns it's World Class reputation. Although one can smell and taste rum-soaked fruit, the alcohol is actually quite well hidden. Very easy to drink. Dangerously so. Goes down smooth as silk but will hit you like a sledgehammer if you aren't careful. Great stuff. This is one of my favorite beers, and has been for well over a decade, if not 2. Absolutely worth trying.



Last Update: 18-June-2022

Previous Ratings:
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
overall: 4.97
Mar 19, 2022
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Reviewed by AlexandraDen from Canada (ON)

4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a tulip, a large three finger head manifests. Tiny bubbles at the bottom, thick ones at the top, it slowly coalesces into a permanent, two finger thick dense, rocky, creamy foamy head that lasts the entire time. A slightly hazy, deep red-brown colour, this looks absolutely phenomenal in the glass. An absolute triumph. It collapses into one of the densest foam heads I’ve ever seen on any beer — not sure what some of the other reviews below are about, but maybe their cans weren’t as fresh as mine.

Very strong aromas of wheat and malt make up the base of the smell, slightly toasty. A little bit of boozy rum, and dried fruits like crispy sugared banana rings or raisins. Some spices and cloves of course!

Taste follows the nose but there are some new flavours here, such as banana bread, some nutty flavours like almond, and maybe even a little bit of orange? Spicy cloves, toasty wheats, chewy malts, the works! Fig, raisin, rum flavours as well. Complex, and even a bit subtle at times. Except for those wheaty, malty, banana spice flavours, those are always up front.

Smooth delicious mouthfeel, good carbonation that prickles your tongue without being too excessive as to wash away the flavours. Medium bodied I’d say, and it coalesces into a creamy gulp at the end of each sip. A nice long finish that is mildly sweet and keeps the general malts and candied fruits and banana on the tongue.

My oh my, what can you really say about this except for how good it is? I had to eisbock first and wanted to see how it compared. The Eisbock definitely concentrates some of the flavour, especially the malt and the darker flavours such as raisin and figs. So what is the difference? Other than the lower abv% here, the weizenbock keeps more of its dried and candied fruit flavours, and the orange/citrus fruit peel flavours as well. This one definitely has more banana in there as well. Both are champions of their respective styles, and in my opinion, the absolute top tier benchmark.

The Aventinus line is bold, beautiful, complex, and easy drinking. Absolutely phenomenal stuff. I’m overjoyed I grabbed the last 6 Eisbocks in all of Canada from the LCBO and always keep my fridge stocked with a couple of the regular Aventinus as well. 100% an absolute must try if you like German beers, or honestly, if you like beer in general.
Mar 02, 2022
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Rated by Weisenbeer from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Very high quality doppelbach ale ... A little boozy, but great color and super smooth finish.... These could be dangerous on a chilly winter's eve
Feb 27, 2022
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Rated by LukeGude from Iowa

3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Big bottle from John’s poured into stein. Alcohol on the nose. Large head. Amber color, full-flavored, strong but good.
Feb 12, 2022
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