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

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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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Photo of OakedCanuck
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into cervoise

A - A browish-gray with lighter copper edging. Decent slightly off white head. Strong lacing

S - Estery, banana, cloves and other spices (pepper).

T - Actually surprised about this one. Excellent balance of the banana/cloves and spices with a semi sweet malt background. You get a bit of sweet vanilla and caramel which is quite nice to offset the graininess of it..

M - Medium body, a touch high on the carbonation but nothing to detract from the beer.

D - ABV hidden well. Decent brew and not that difficult to drink. Recommended for people unfamiliar with the style.

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Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think this is my first weizenbock and since it is a top 100 beer, I had to buy it. I poured this into a weizen glass (duh) and the head was aggressively foamy and cream colored. The actual beer is dark, cloudy brown with red at the bottom and edges. It smells very yeasty, cloves, and spice. Tastes like spice, clove, yeast, wheat,some chocolate (barely), and some dark fruit, little apricot (which I haven’t had in years). Alcohol was unnoticeable but the phenols were certainly there. Good stuff.

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Photo of Jparker37
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A - Pours a hazy amber with a small vanilla head. The foam completely dissipates to nothing.

S - Nice helping of banana esters. Some spicy alcohol. There is a delicate amount of caramel and chocolate malts.

T - Really smooth caramel malt plays well with a bubblegum phenolic. Get a nice twang from the wheat, also some red fruit character. This sucker can hide alcohol very well.

M - Medium-Full body, Semi-sweet, Light carbonation.

O - The appearance of this beer let me down, a gentle pour left me with no head whatsoever, but this style should be billowing with carbonation. The smell definitely showed off a nice ester profile and left room for some malt to shine through. There was nice layering to the taste; I could taste malt, phenols, and wheat at different times which is a great and elongated flavor. Had the correct body and sweetness but did lack on carbonation. Alcohol was masked well under many great flavors to this good beer.

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Photo of jettjon
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle stamped 06-310-1-1 into a pint glass. Dark red-brown color with a slight haze and moderate fine carbonation. Two-finger whitish-tan head fades slowly to a thick cap, leaving minor lacing. Nose is moderately malty, very sweet and fruity, with a hint of grapefruit and a powerful clove presence. Tasting the beer, the cloves are right up front and in-you-face; fortunately, the nose prepares you for this. Sweet malt follows, fading to a more mellow malt toward the middle, along with warming, crisp alcohol, more spice and a bit of caramel, finally ending on a dry, wheaty note. Pretty complex flavor here—I’d rate it higher but I feel that cold or warm, the cloves dominate a bit too much. Mouth is heavily carbonated which nicely complements the clove flavor, though the carbonation smooths out and the malt asserts itself. Still, it’s nicely ful and bubbly throughout, with middle viscosity; overall, it’s very smooth and creamy. Drinkability is excellent overall, though you won’t be chugging this due to the heavy carbonation. There’s only hints of the 8.2% ABV, so watch that; otherwise, it’s a very well balanced and drinkable brew.

Overall: A dunkel-weizen bock? First I’ve tried, and it’s damned good. A good example of a sort of off-the-wall style, and a must-try for even the mildly obsessive completist.

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Photo of mattcrill
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours muddy brown fading to ruby heading toward the top of the glass. Nice crusty white head develops. Carbonation cascades up the glass.

Smell: A yeasty wheat bread-like smell dominates the senses. If I would pick a classic "beer" smell, this would be it.

Taste: Spicey and clove like up front which fades into a strong wheat base. Finishes with a sweet carmel-like note. This just tastes like it was hand crafted and made with care. This is high quality stuff.

Mouthfeel: Medium and prickly. The carbonation definitely hits the palate just right.

Drinkability: Very nice. This is one to sit back and savor.

Notes: This isn't my favorite style but this is such a well done beer. I really enjoyed this one and although it won't be in my regular rotation, it's a nice change of pace. Highly recommended.

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Photo of TheDM
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew poured a nice dark brown pour with a very lively medium head full of medium sized bubbles. It has a very mild cloven aroma. The body contained some yeast residue floating in it. It's taste leaves a lasting impression on your tongue as it goes down. It has a very nice taste with a hint of raisin and at the top of my list, but not the very top. After a few drinks, the alcohol content really comes through.

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Photo of decimator
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a Weizen glass.
ABV 8.2%

A - Poured a cloudy brown with bronze highlights. Huge bubbly tan reduce to a 0.5cm cap. Some lacing.

S - Bananas, spices, yeast, raisins among other dark fruit, caramel, herbal, and a hint of booze.

T - Sweet, caramel, lightly roasted, fruity (such as berries), nutty, decent hops, mild boozy bite in the finish. Complex flavour similiar to a dubbel or trippel as others have pointed out.

M - Sticky, medium-heavy body, some tang, drying finish.

D - Pretty good and surprisingly drinkable. The ABV stays hidden even after some warming up.

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Photo of maxpower
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy honey-brown color, crazy ass, foamy, clingy white head, nice lacing. Aroma of toffee and bananas, strong banana yeasty bubblegum flavor, some alcohol taste in the finish, a very good weizen bock.

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Photo of 86sportster883
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The initially massive head has a sweet malty smell that is fruity (banana) and lightly spicy with hints of chocolate and some alcoholic aromas. The pour is crystal clear and a caramel color with red hues. The taste is primarily that of toasted malt with some toffee notes. The Aventinus is medium bodied with medium low carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. The finish remains malty but dries out nicely with a lingering hint of hop bitterness. Overall a very drinkable beer given the high ABV.

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Photo of Azurescens
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL bottle with no bottled on / freshness date, poured into 22oz Black Raven glass, reviewed on 4/19/11

A: Pours a dark reddish brown with fluffy off-white head that leaves a bit of lacing around glass. Pretty clear when held up to the light.

S: Cloves and other spices, some fruity banana esters on top of malted wheat with dark fruit.

T: Malted wheat and dark fruit with some spices, a hint of earthy yeast and fruity esters. Similar to the smell but a bit less sweet and fruity.

M: Medium-full bodied, creamy and smooth with plenty of carbonation, sweet yet crisp.

O: Great tasting, solid all around beer. Very drinkable for its 8.2% ABV.

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Photo of orangemoustache
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a diarrhea brown with some red highlights when held to direct light,the head is tan and small dissipating quickly(probably the high ABV affect)

S-very strong nose,but mostly fruit(rasins and prunes),spice and alcohol

T-toasty w)wild black berry jam notes,with some cinnamon and clove,mostly malts in charge here with hops and fruity wheat flavors being a close runner up,nice balance,besides the alcohol which is not well hidden

M-medium to full body,and medium carbonation with some spicy sensation on the tongue makes for a complex mouthfeel that gets a little smoother as it warms and the carbonation softens

D-this packs a punch from the lips,to the tongue,to the belly,and straight to the hat rack...an enjoyable treat but not something I would drink more than one of at a time

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Lager Mill $ 5.39/16.9 oz bottle
Bottle dated 250713 at 45 degrees into weizen glass
Aroma of toasted malts with a hint of banana
Head average (4 cm), very light brown, creamy, diminishing rapidly to a 1 cm layer
Lacing none
Body medium brown, opaque with particles
Flavor starts lightly sweet with a malt and yeast backbone. No alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl. Ends quickly with a lingering sweetness.
Palate medium, watery, carbonation very soft.

On the initial pour a very large fizzy head was observed (> 10 cm) which rapidly fizzed itself down to 4 cm. After that the head was stable. The pour can be scary – medium brown with tons of sediment flowing by – the yeast no doubt. A decent beer but not worth the price.

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Photo of pjwilson
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: poured into my flute glass, this is looking like a dunklewiezen only darker. The head also leaves remarkable quick...i don't know if this is normal or not but it seemed kinda quick. it's cloudy.
smell: hefe yeast. a more maltly dunkle? bananas.
taste: nice and yeasty. this is really reminding my of a dunklewiezen....which i guess this is just a amped up verison of so duh. the only other wiezenbock's i've had were american made and were really crap. this is really ace, although I can' t say it's better than a good dunkel. I guess a weizenbock is like making love to a beatiful women; you can't always score but when you do it makes it all worthwhile.
drinkability: high. yeah i wouldn't as to me this is just a doubledunklewiezen. which is cool but a regular dunkles are a damn underrated style.

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Photo of MOVERTON1284
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I w as blown away by this beer. Not sure what to expect and while the aroma and taste were very unique, it was also delicious. Solid beer that seems to handle some cellar time well

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Photo of ManekiNeko
3.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I has this at David Copperfield's as it came highly recommended by Dorothy, who was behind the bar that night. She poured it quite expertly into a Weihenstephan weisse glass and made sure to get all the little yeasties out of the bottle, too.

Appearance: A murky brown in color with a good thick offwhite head. Pretty decent lacing.

Smell: I could have stuck around and sniffing this baby all night, but there was a train to catch the next day. I caught candi sugars and molasses with a bit of banana. There were also some floral hops in the background. It was a nicely complex aroma.

Taste: Very sweet maltiness. The alcohol is not shy about making it's presence felt, either, but it doesn't smack you around like a red-headed stepchild. This beer reminded of whiskey at some points.

Mouthfeel: Man, this beer has got some junk in the trunk. There's some fries with that shake. Very full-bodied and rich.

Drinkability: I would definitely have one of these again. Thankfully I can find it. However, due to the serving size and richness, this would probably be the only bottle I'd be consuming that night.

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Photo of jeffthecheff
3.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky brown color that seems to have a slight purple tint to it. The color isn't great but the head is impressive. It's off white and very foamy. After a while it leaves a good cap at the top of my celebrator glass.

The aroma has the typical weizen characters of bananas and spice, but with more kick to it. I'm picking up some vanilla and cinnamon. There is a big, bready, bakery smell in the background, either from the dark malts or just the large amount of malt in this beer. It actually smells a lot like raisin bread.

This beer is a wheat beer first and a malty dopplebock second. It is fruity, spicy, and has a highly carbonated, smooth mouthfeel, all typical of a good wheat beer. The big maltiness of this beer adds another new dimension of rum raisin bread, and a huge caramel sweetness. It's like a really good dark bread.

The body of this beer is big, creamy, and very smooth up front with a big lingering sweetness in the back. The high carbonation blunts the impact on the finish, but the caramel/plum sweetness lingers big time. The beer carries a decent buzz and is rich because of the lingering sweetness. I'll get this beer again when the situation is right.

Aging notes from this beer: Don't age it. I had a 2003 and it tasted awful. Oxidation notes don't work in this beer and at that point it was terribly oxidized. The fresh wheat and yeast notes make this beer work.

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Photo of cnybrewblog
3.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If you're reading this, I assume you know what a doppelbock should taste like. With that said, this is a great example of a "drinkable" doppelbock. It's sweet with a malty aroma that has all the character of a big doppel. The flavor lacks the burn of an 11% example of the style and the wheate gives it a very "drinkable" profile. This is a great beer and I highly recommend giving it a try.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2012 bottle, poured into a snifter...

A: Pours a super deep and dark red. It's basically a brown/black. There is a thin ring of tiny light beige bubbles along the edges of the glass that seem to stick around for a bit. Decent lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is a mix of sweet caramel malt, dark cherries, and a touch of smoke. It's actually kind of difficult to pick out the exact scents in this beer. I get a touch of sour and some alcohol heat.

T: Hmmm. This is going to be a tough one. It starts out with a mix of malty sweet, a touch of tart, and followed by some underlying smoke. I get caramel and black sherries to start, as soon as it hits my palate. After it sits for a second, the smoke begins to turn up. It starts out small and builds until the palate it pure smoke. And yet, as soon as that happens, the sour cherries and sweet malt come right back. It finishes with a mix of all of those flavors and a good helping of booze.

M: Full bodied beer. It's sweet and coating to start, effervesces and gets stinging, but softens out in the back end. It's sticky and syrupy in the finish/ My mouth is completely coated by this beer even after it is gone. The mix of tart, smoke, and alcohol are destroying my tastebuds.

O: Wow. This is quite a beer. It seems so incredibly complicated. Flavors showing and then disappearing a second later. Flavors that shine, fade, and then shine again. Sweet, tart, smokey, and intense. I kinda like it, but I don't know if I'm fully enjoying this beer. I might not drink this beer again, but it's quite an experience.

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Photo of Ilafan
3.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a very attractive beer to me. It tastes a lot like a typical Belgian (I know I know. It's from Germany).

The pour is a rich amber with a surprisingly thicker head. Long-lasting lattice, too

The smell is also strong. It's fresh with a hint of spring fruit.

Taste: as stated above, it tastes like a Belgian. I also like the slightly acidic hoppiness to this. The relatively high alcohol content is noticeable but subtle. Nicely balanced.

Overall, this is a good beer that I would buy again.

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Photo of brownbeer
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9 ouncer poured into a Schneider Weisse glass.

A- Light amber with a big, highly carbonated off-white head. Very noisy as well, crackly.

S- Clovey, spicy, licorice, bubblegum, and a hint of banana. Subtle but complex.

T- Root beer cola, yeasty. Opposite the nose, it's a bit sweeter and less spicy. Sweet malt as it warms, hides the alcohol well.

M&D- Medium-full bodied, slightly filmy and almost syrupy. Tasty and drinkable, the alcohol could sneak up on you if you aren't careful. A must try and ageable to boot.

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Photo of LacquerHead
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this from a 16.9oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

A: dark brown like ice tea - medium haziness with an off white head of foam.

S: earthy wheat with brown sugar.

T: similar to the aroma. It was very pronounced, but soft, wheat flavors. Earthy wheat with floral spices like coriander. Yeast flavors cropped up now and again. Malt profile added a nice sweetness.

M/F: prickly carbonation.

D: The ABV was hardly noticeable - very drinkable. I had one, but I could have easily drank this all night.

Final Thoughts: for a widely available import, this was a very solid wheat doppelbock. While I greatly enjoyed this beer I don't think I'll be going back to it time and again. For my money I'll stick with Weihenstephaner Vitus.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at The Owl House in Rochester, NY.

Pours a clear copper brown color, lots of haze and visible carbonation, with a towering 4 inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells include wheat, esters, bubblegum, and some toasted malt.

The taste is similar. Classic weizenbock taste here. Some wheat bitterness, but some medicinal sweetness as well from the yeast and alcohol, toasted malts, and bubblegum. Some dark fruits as well.

Medium bodied, one of the thicker wheat beers I've had. Alcohol is a little bit present, making it a slow sipper. High carbonation.

This one was a winner, enjoyed it a lot. A good malty wheat beer for a nightcap.

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Photo of Hopstamon
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A classic version of the style-- tasty...tasty...tasty.

Pours a cloudy ruby/mahogany brown into the glass with a big head that settles to a heavy film. Minimal spotty lace.

Smells wonderful. Cloves, banana, caramel, fruitiness. A wonderful beer. Thick and creamy mouthfeel. Taste is gentle, no overpowering cloves like some others in the family. Nice comfortable warmth from the alcohol.

Not a beer that I would have multiple of in one session... but certainly one that I crave and enjoy the 16.9 oz portion down to the last drop.

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Photo of dvb
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Rich caramel color. Very nice tan head that recedes slowly, leaving decent lacing.
S - Cloves, molasses and alcohol.
T - Sweet and malty. Not a wide variety of character, but what it does have comes on strong.
M - Somewhat thin, as one might expect. Typical carbonation for this type of brew.
D - A good beer once you can get used to the overpowering clove taste.

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Photo of smcolw
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What is a wheat doppelbock? I love the creativity. Pours a dark brown--light passes through...barely. From what I can tell, it's slightly cloudy. The initial head is impressive, but it dies quickly, leaving a mild lace.

Strong wheat smell, some sourness, some metal (although very mild). Attractive.

Imagine a double bock with at least 30% wheat. Fairly dry flavor and slight hop at the end. I like the balance. Still, this is very much a dark, wheat beer. Thinner than a doppelbock, but thicker than a wheat beer. High carbonation. Long lasting, but light sourness in the aftertaste.

I like this beer. It has a wonderful flavor that is unmatched by any other beer I've ever had. It's easy to drink. Frankly, it could be unnoticed unless you take time to realize that it is unique and special. It is that subtle. Try this one without prejudice and enjoy.

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