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

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser AventinusSchneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus
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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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Ratings: 4,519 |  Reviews: 2,154
Photo of BeerAngel
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
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 +3.5%
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 +3.5%
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 +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shaw
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
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 +3.5%
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 +3.5%
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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Photo of Doomcifer
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aventinus! Poured a dark "cow brown" color with a beatiful two-fingered head which settled down rather quickly to a thin head that lingered around for the remainder of the glass. Beautiful looking beer which has good lacing while drinking but nothing that sticks to the glass. Smells of bready, yeasty, bananas, clove, coriander. The taste is just...WOW. Coming through the palate is Yeast, breadiness, coriander, honeydew, some cherries, a little anise, bananas, and an unbelievable clove finish with some alcohol warmth. Extremely complex brew here and ridiculously YUMMY. One of the better tasting beers I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, velvety, and moderate-high carbonation. I could drink these everyday to start off a session. Absolutely amazing beer. A true masterpiece of the style. Hats off.

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Photo of timontheroad
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a .5 liter Weizenbier glass.
Look: Huge frothy head that just kept coming and overflowed all over my counter! The head eventually receded to about a quarter inch that left some very nice lacing. Deep brown color, very clear.
Smell: Lots of sweet caramel and honey aromas, pears, bananas, dark fruit and just a bit of a sour note.
Taste: Pretty close to the aroma - with that wonderful German banana wheat flavor, some nice sweet malt and light clove flavors as well.
Mouthfeel: Nice and thick on the palate, crisp and prickly carbonation on the back end.
Overall: This is just an outstanding beer. It seems to be available more often locally now, for the price, this is one kick-ass beer!

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Photo of glid02
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Young Augustine's in Atlanta.

Pours a hazy golden-amber color with a 1.5-finger cream-colored head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of deep medium malts with large amounts of light fruits - bananas mostly - and robust spices.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Big caramel malt flavors with hints of butterscotch kick things off. Joining in shortly thereafter are large amounts of banana flavors. Midway through the sip the banana flavors fade a bit and are replaced with clove and brown sugar flavors. The spices and thick malt flavors carry through to a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a smooth thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is also very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I had been putting off trying this beer for entirely too long, something I now know. A very good beer serving as the benchmark for the style, well worth a shot.

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Photo of SetarconeX
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Clove scent? In beer? How strange...

This is nothing like I thought it would be. I knew with the wheat, it wouldn't be as heavy as I'd usually expect from something claiming to be a Doppelbock, but it's really quite light. A light carmael, Pepsi cola color, with a fizz to match. Highly carbonated, watch yourself opening that bottle.

The taste, on the other hand, rests almost totally on the numberous spices which seem to have been added. Fruity, and yes, as the bottle says, it has a "clovelike finish." Quite cool.

Probably not the sort of thing I'd drink every day, but definately something which should be tried. Completely unique and enjoyable.

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Photo of weonfire
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A - This is a really interesting dirty mud color- almost like a poop brown. Solid two fingers of light creme head with minimal lacing.

S - Has a perfectly authentic wheat tone. Fermented bananas, minor carmel/chocolat/toffe.

T - Excellent balance. Initially - thick banana wheat. finish is a thick sweet chocolate, raison, toffee. amazed that this is 8.2ABVs. barely taste on the swallow.

M - thick, heavy, very frothy - but balanced oh so well. bit of carbonation as it goes down. viscosity is a med.

O - Love it. Banana/raison/toffee/ butterscotch wheat. I could easily put down a number of these....well until those 8.2 ABVs caught up with me. So good...

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Photo of Rootdog316
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the first wheat doppelbock I have had before. It pours a deep dark brown color. It also has a full body of chocolate fruit and spices in the palate. Uniquely enough, it has a very clovelike finish. This beer is rated high for a reason. I recommend it to anyone. Goes especially well with brie.

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Photo of BigJim5021
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just had to pick up a bottle of this tasty stuff after a buddy gave me a sample the other night.

Pours a hazy cola brown with a huge off-white head. Tons and tons of tiny bubbles keep the head going for quite some time. Lacing is spotty.

Smells like a beautiful Bavarian dream. Spicy, fruity wonder in a glass.

The flavor is top-notch, too. It's not a huge departure from basic hefes if you ask me, there's just a hint of roasted malt on top of the usual spicyness and fruity notes. A little boozy, though. But that's a good thing.

Mouthfeel is a touch beyond medium-bodied with excellent carbonation. Dry as hell, too.

The drinkability is out of sight for a beer of this strength. If only we could get sixers of this stuff.

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Photo of bditty187
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5


Aventinus Wheat Doppelbock has a white head & brown body. The nose was warm alcohol, liquorish, fruit, yeast, and clove. It tasted exactly the same with an added punch of maltiness for a well-rounded taste. This is one powerful beer and when it slides over your tongue, it tickles and stimulates at the same time. This is a wheat beer on steroids. With 8% alcohol by volume, Aventinus Wheat Doppelbock is rather masculine. It is a notch “above” any other wheat beer variant I have had.

Drinkability is “only” 3.5 because… while I was very satisfied after I finished it, I did not need another one (right away). Maybe it was too damn delicious for me to handle.

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Photo of BKotch
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Are there any others like it? Banana, clove, bubble gum -- all the classic weisse flavors -- plus caramel and a strong alcohol kick. Very effervescent. This is the original weizenbock and it's still the champ. At least, I think it is -- what's with Schneider's relabeling of all their beers with the Tap numbers? Regardless, I love it.

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Photo of CRJMellor
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown with tan highlights and big, thick white head that dies down quickly. First aroma is citrus hops. 2nd aroma is complex toffee malts in the mid-range. Flavor is somewhat sour and fruity with a dark malt kicker; raisins come to mind. Fee in the mouth is very lively and sweet followed by spice, very satisfying. Even though it is somewhat dry this beer is very thirst-quenching. Relativly high alocohol is hidden very well.

(This is my desert island beer and has been for awhile, interesting to actually write a review.)

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Photo of redmagik99
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown with a slight orange tint. Biggish head that recedes rather quickly. General banana/clove smell of german wheat beers, with a significant extra something spicy. The taste never fails to baffle me with its complexity and deliciousness. Very malty and sweet for sure, but what it is that makes it so amazing, I do not know. Is there some black cherry in there? Maybe some toffee..Moderate to high carbination. Hops help to balance with a bit of bitterness but no noticable hop flavor, which doesn't take away from it at all. You would guess it had an above average abv based on the thickness alone, but its so tasty that it doesn't take away from the drinkability. I'm just thankful that one of the best german beers is one of the easiest to find as well.

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Photo of rallison
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Upon pour, this is a nice cloudy darkish brown with a 2 finger fizzy off-white head that recedes to a thin lacing. Smell is delicious - yeasty caramel with a good bit of earthy wheat.

Taste is great. Great caramel/toffee maltiness serves as a good, bold base. Lots of wheat is here, as it should be. Has a touch of spiciness, with an orange peel like flavor. Everything here is perfectly balanced - and the taste just comes together so well.

Mouthfeel is nice and rich, and more fulfilling than many weizenbocks I've had. Good carbonation level. Drinkability is great on this.

Highly recommended. A true classic.

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Photo of GbVDave
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a .5l bottle into two tulips (La Chouffe & Loterbol).

A: Pours a cloudy dark-brown with a creamy two finger head. Fair amount of lace stuck to the sides of the glass.

S: Wonderful aromas of clove, bubblegum, and spice. Very inviting.

T: Incredible flavors of yeasty clove, breadcrusts, bubblegum, spices, and sweet malt. Even more inviting than the smell!

M: Creamy and full. Very thick and filling.

D: A delicious mixture of exceptional aromas and flavors coupled with a creamy mouthfeel that is to die for!

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Photo of MiguelMandingo
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is awesome on every level. It has been recommended to me for what seems like forever, and I have only recently gotten around to trying it. This brew is delicious.

Poured a 500ml bottle into an oversized wineglass.

Appearance - It produced a solid 2 finger head, and had great retention. It didn't produce any lacing, though. It is a translucent deep brown color.

Smell - The scent on this brew is very complex. I detect everything from banana and clove, plum and fig, and even bubblegum. It smells very tasty.

Taste - I can detect everything from the scent - banana, plum, fig, dark raisin, clove, bubblegum, and wheat. It is very estery and phenolic.

Mouthfeel - Slick and smooth as it goes down. It has a prickly feel from the carbonation, which is a nice contrast to how smooth it is going down.

Drinkability - This beer is awesome. It tastes great, smells great, and is really easy drinkin'.

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Photo of Mikus
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a small 6oz 'lady' glass (kind of a tiny tulip thing). Deep brown with ruby around the edges and a 1/2 finger of eggshell head that held pretty tight. Had some notes reminiscent of my experiences with tripels. Got some distinct notes of licorice, clove, and dark fruit on the nose. Ripe banana, clove on the palate. Extremely fresh tasting. Medium mouthfeel. Just as clean, and crisp as can be. Great beer experience.

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Photo of davey101
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle into a tall pilsner glass. Not sure how to figure out the vintage but there is a solid yeast cake on the bottom of the bottle. Opened up with a very slow gush over.

A - Pours a faintly hazy dark brown/purple color. Tons of light tan foam forms but settles down quickly. Sticky lacing. Some floating bits of yeast.

S - Huge fruit notes of cherries and raisins, brown sugar, caramel, doughy bread, and a strong banana yeast aroma. Really amazing aroma, smells like a rich and decadent dessert.

T - Follows the nose with sweet raisins and a bit of tart cherry juice balanced out by a hearty bread and caramel back bone. A bit of that banana yeast thing on the end with a quick fading bitterness. Crazy smooth and way too drinkable given the levels of flavors and the abv. Mouth feel is medium to light bodied and creamy.

O - This is a world class beer, I can't imagine a better weizenbock. Just so rich, sweet, and creamy but somehow its beyond drinkable. Man I love this beer!

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Photo of nawatm
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DeepSix
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at Max's during their German Beer Fest. A murky dark amber color, with no head. Agitated but no head appear, ditto with any kind of lacing.

Smell of cloves and some yeasty wheat malt.

A sweet taste, did not taste much wheat which is a good thing for me, because i'm not big on wheat beers, and the alcohol was there too. A medium mouthfeel but the alcohol was noticable.

The best beer I probably drank out of the 5 I had at the fest, so I could drank it for a minute or two.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 93.9% out of 100 with 4,519 ratings
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