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

4,497 Ratings
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser AventinusSchneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

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Photo of MiScusi
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at The Back Abbey in Claremont, CA.

A- Pours a murky brown with an off white head. This was poured into a Ayinger Celebrator flute glass.

S- Obviously dark malt, with wheat and the phenols and esters that come with it. Clove and banana were apparent but not excessive.

T- A really nice balance of chocolate, caramel, wheat, and the yeast by-products of phenols and esters. Really tasty.

M/D- Really smooth due to the enhanced malts but still spritzy enough to be similar to a hefe. Just good all around here. One of those beers that after you take a few sips you just want to keep on sipping it. Becomes addictive I guess you can say.

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Photo of BeerRunner
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Choppr
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a fantastic brew!

It poured a beautiful hazy medium orange with a very impressive head that outlasted the brew.

The scent coming off this beer was a medium sweet banana clove with some alcohol, though less than expected considering ABV.

It tasted like it smelled... malty banana with some clove and other fruits (apricot?). No noticeable hops. Clean and refreshing with minor alcohol taste.

Full of flavor and truly a joy to drink. If it weren't $4-5 a bottle, I'd drink it much more often!

Get some!

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Photo of DrewZ926
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a cloudy dark brown with a slight white head. Settles nicely and remains opaque throughout.

S - Very full smell similar to other bocks, rich in hops and sweet malty goodness. Picking up distinct notes of toffee, caramel, coffee, and a faint hint of clove

T - Very full malt profile which is complemented very well by the hoppy finish, which leaves a nice spiciness on your palate. Bold flavors throughout with a sweetness I was not expecting from a dopplebock

M - Very smooth, perhaps the finest quality of this beer, very rich and balanced

D - Could drink this all day, preferably at a bier garten in deutschland. The ABV is masked scarily well, boozy aftertaste is pleasant not overwhelming

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Photo of jgammoniv
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SamBacon89
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hopsaplenty
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours with a noisy, crackling, active head of small and medium sized pale tan bubbles. The head quickly dissipates, leaving a brief collar. There are tons of carbonation streams charging to the top through a beautiful burnt amber, copper-highlighted liquid. Smells fruity and rich with cloves, bananas, and raisins. Distinctly wheat. The first taste is initially bracing with alcohol, but this immediately disappears and the rich malty sweetness with the cloves and bananas appear. There are lingering alcohol notes which are warming. Medium bodied with vibrant carbonation. Slightly slick, but relatively light on the tongue. Absolutely drinkable, perhaps dangerously so. This was fantastic and worth tracking down.

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Photo of MaverickTN
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sgregory
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jprivott
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of cerevisiaephilus
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I've never had a wheat doppelbock before tonight. I was always told that this was a beer to check out and now I understand why. I was never a big fan of wheat beers in general, just a little too sour for my tastes really. But a wheat bock? This beer smells like a wheat beer. But the taste is exactly half sour wheat-ness half malty bock-ness. An excellent balance with lots of flavor. Might be my new favorite beer.

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Photo of grumpygerman
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of majorbase2
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown color with a good sized foam head that dissipates quickly. Leaves a thin, bubbly head with no lacing. Lots of chunkies at the bottom.

Alcohol comes through strong in the aroma. Fig, grape and cherry come through as well. Lightly roasted malts.

Taste is very similar to the nose. Masterfully executed. Fig, cherry and prune are strong here, with presence of banana in the background. Licorice. Very pleasant dark fruit notes linger heavily on the tongue, pairing very nicely with the moderately high alcohol.

Medium bodied. Doesn't end up with as much bite from the alcohol as the aroma suggested. Very easy drinker for the flavor profile and ABV; quite unique in that sense. I easily downed this, and could go for another.

Truly sensational beer. A must try.

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Photo of Auztan
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ckeegan04
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark brown in color with light brown highlights around the edge when held up to light. Thick light brown head with excellent retention. Decent lacing as well.

S - Fruity aroma of dark fruits with a hint of some spice. Maybe some over ripe apple? Almost a spicey smelling hefe in the nose.

T - Malty goodness with taste of apple and a roasted caramel sweetness. Also can pick up a hint of the graininess from the wheat. Great tasting beer. A sour tartness as well.

M/D - Light to medium bodied and somewhat chewy. Very drinkable but a little heavy on the carbonation.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A chill-hazed amber-orange appearance with carbonation evident. Very nice clove and nutmeg on the nose. Tangy wheat malt aroma also present. What strikes me on first tasting are 2 things: One, this is a very easy drinking beer foe 8% a/v. Two, this isn't overly sweet like I was expecting. On the buds, you get some of your typical weizen characteristics: Phenol, Clove, Vanilla and Banana. The phenolic character is really kept in check nicely. Must be some nice hopping in this brew to keep what could be a very sweet beer (and style) from becoming too sweet. Was surprised I never tasted the alcohol in this one. Great brew.

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Photo of BeerBelcher
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Maybe it was because I had this beer at Cafe Brucke in Milwaukee, where the owner is fastidious about presentation detail and the beer always seems super-fresh, but this tasted great to me.

It poured a dark but brilliant mahogany color into a weizen glass. Lots of head with great staying power. Aroma is clovey with a significant malt presence and quite pleasant. Flavor is clovey, fruity, with some bock-like maltiness. It is a substantial beer, but is not heavy and hides its ABV quite well. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. If you're looking for a 8.2% ABV that will go down great on a hot day, this is it.

Seriously, I don't know where Cafe Brucke gets their import beers, but they always look to be in mint condition. If I bought this beer from Discount Liquor across town, it would be old, stale, and the bottle/label would be dust-covered and beat to hell.

I would highly recommend this beer.

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Photo of AltBock
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500ml bottle
Appearance: Poured a cloudy dark brown that had a huge head of foam. The head foam was so big, that I had to stop pouring half way through because it would have over flowed the glass.
Smell: It was bready, lots of cloves, and kind of spicy.
Taste: Malty, very wheaty, lots of spices, and at the end, it had some fruit taste in it.
Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, medium bodied with a nice wheat aftertaste. I really didn't feel that 8% alcohol content.
Drinkability: Resonabley priced for such an excellent and common weizenbock.

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Photo of BeerAngel
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark murky brown color with a nice 2 finger off white very dense head. The aromas of light wheat and faint fruit delight the senses in a subtle way. The first swallow reveals a hop/carb bite that opens your eyes in sheer surprise. The flavors of wheat, smooth malts, cloves, and light spices start revealing themselves about midway through each swallow. The mouthfeel is a little on the thin side for such an array of flavors but it does not take much away from such a well-balanced complex brew! Very nice! Prosit!

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Photo of drummermattie02
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Schneider Weisse glass, nice garnet brown with a big head that recedes to a solid finger.

Smell has some typical banana and clove with a nice underlying complexity, has a metallic dryness that is reminiscent of a dubbel.

Very dry with some dark fruits, the cloves are fairly dominant as well. Very balanced.

A dry finish that is a bit on the thin side, but overall a very drinkable and tasty beer.

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Photo of EwaldEichstaett
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy brown color with massive tan head.

The smell is dominated by bread, bruised banana, nut, caramel and yeast smells.

The beer is really tasty, mostly the roasted, slightly sweet malts. It tastes rather fruity (date, fig, banana) and full. It actually reminds me of eating Mehrkornbrot with sunflower seeds. The alcohol bit once or twice, but it was rather pleasant.

While the flavour is full force, the mouthfeel is manageable. (Some Weißbiers can be to full. Almost like some type of expanding thick foam from outer space is in your mouth. This is not like that.)

Overall, a excellent beer. Quite drinkable for the ABV as well. Actually, for how strong it is, I would number it the champion of drinkability.

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Photo of matuto
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shaw
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer looks perfect. In fact, it's the first beer of 220 I've reviewed that I've given a 5 to. It is a wonderful dark mahogany color with a large amount of carbonation and a huge, meringue-like head. The head was so substantial that it took me several minutes to totally pour it into my hefe glass. My nephew who lived in Germany says this minutes-long pouring process is normal, though. I was about to subtract a .5 point because this beer was clear. But once I swirled the last few ounces in the bottle and poured them in my glass, the beer got nice and cloudy.

The smell is very good and combines the styles nicely. There is the expected clove smell of a Weizen and it's mixed with the malty and fruity notes of a bock.

The taste is also very good. It is spicy and wheaty (is that a word?) but also a bit sweet. The taste leans more heavily to the wheat side that the bock. For an 8 percent ABV beer, this hides its alcohol well. (But I am feeling it after about 250 mL.)

The body is good and smooth. It rolls right over my palate. It's light, like a wheat beer should be.

Overall this is a hell of a beer. It's probably going into my top 10 (No. 3 at the moment!) based on my score. I very highly recommend it, especially for Weizen fans and super-especially for fans of dunkles bier.

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Photo of mick303
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a flute glass. Nice pillowy/puffy head of light tan foam, which has a highly impressive retention. Beer is a dark chestnut brown to it. Active carbonation.

Nose is quite light. Achieves a nice balance of the fruity and wheaty notes. Just a light spiciness to add a refreshing edge, enticing.

Very big on the palate. Taste is of dark fruit, cherries, mango, with a syrupy edge. Bready, sourdough, grainy flavours come though, touch of chocolate also. This has an incredible depth and complexity, while maintaining a nice harmony. Has just a slight harshness but is very drinkable.

Very big mouthfeel, dominated by the boozy wheaty fruit. Quite thick. A bit syrupy and very full. Finish is pleasant and allows the bigger flavours to pass, leaving a yeasty, husky feel.

Certainly an experience, and a worthwhile one at that. A great beer and solid style. Dynamic and interesting, certainly quite a big beer, but was happy to spot this one in the LCBO and would pick it up again.

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Photo of mynie
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours like a classy Dunkel weiss. Wonderful brown with the best head you can imagine, the kind that makes it so you only have to hold the bottle straight for a few seconds while pouring. Nothing synthetic here. Just yeast trained to dance.

Smells of a great wheat beer. All spice, clove, white pepper, banana, apricot. All of them all over the place. Zip zap rap.

Tastes like it smells only with a zip of dobblebock chocolate running throughout. Wow! This is great.

Truly a beer that lives up to its hype. I'm going to be drinking more than a few of these in the future.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,497 ratings.
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