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 match1112
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: pours a dark caramel light chocolate color. an agressive pour yields an impressive five finger head that has staying power.

s: bananna, clove some light chocolate notes in there as well.

t: overpowering bananna and clove. other than that it's hard to detect much else.

m: has great carbonation with a light medium body. nice creamy texture to it, but not so much it's syrupy or chewy.

o: good beer if your in the mood for clove.

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

appearence: poured murky dark brown with a ruby hint accompanied by a small off white head which left a small amount of lacing.

smell: heavy caramel malt scent, sweet banana, hint of clove or allspice, also a hint of alcohol

taste and mouthfeel: began with a fizzy sweet caramel with a hint of root beer (weird), ended dry, clove spice and a long acidic aftertaste such as lemon. Has a nice mouthfeel, full body, clean, and well balanced flavor.

drinkability: smooth

Overall imo this brew is really good. Love the subtle flavor of clove, fruit and root beer. Having drank several weizenbock this is the best on so far.

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Photo of Jwale73
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in my Oberon weizen glass. Poured a cloudy plum color with a rocky off-white head that took up half the glass. Excellent retention and a fair amount of lacing that adhered to the sidewalls of the glass during the tasting. Scent of dark fruit and bubblegum. A slight medicinal quality, not at all unpleasant, and clove present upfront in the flavor profile. Dark fruit is again revealed somewhere in the middle (seems to be raisins and prunes) followed by a tart and spicy finish. Lots of effervescence with quite a bit of burn throughout the mouth. Alcohol is well hidden, but complexity of flavor limits drinkability to one bottle tops, but quite enjoyable nonetheless.

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

A: poured dark brown with a brown highlights with a half finger head that left a little lacing on the glass.

S: I got a strong whiff of bananas with molasses which also had dark fruit and caramel notes. I also got a hint of brown sugar and some underlying booze.

T: banana also seems to dominate the taste as well but the booze is a little stronger on the palate alongside molasses, brown sugar, and slight caramel flavors.

M: medium body with a good amount of carbonation that had a fruity sticky finish.

D: very drinkable beer that was actually tasty and was surprising because on the real... german brews don't really tickle my pickle.

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

Copper in color with a two three finger cream head.
The beer has faint wheat smell mixed with alcohol and fruitiness. Excellent complex flavor, a quick burst of caramelized fruit, reminiscent of cotton candy, that fades quickly into spicy smooth wheat with hints of alcohol. The finish is fantastic and keeps you coming back for more. I was taken back the first sips by the sweet fruitiness up front, but it mellows so quickly on your palate that you miss it. Quite an experience to drink but I would probably only have one per sitting.

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Photo of Jimbo87
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a weizen glass.

Gorgeous hazy brown with a big pale head. Streams of rising bubbles from bottom of the glass.

Smell: as I poured, I already smelled it. At first it was like banana cream pie. But once I got my nose up close I smelled clove, banana, wheat, and some other spice I can't identify. Smells sweet. Bread, and a bit of alcohol.

Taste is like nose. Slightly sweeter than a hefe and you can taste more malt than in a hefe. But much more banana and clove than malt in the taste, as opposed to a doppelbock. No hop flavors. Slight apple-like taste.

Mouthfeel is good.

Drinkability is good. Very good beer.

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

The beer had a cloudy brown color with hints of orange and a thin off-white head. The smell had prunes, some banana, and a bit of alcohol/clove spiciness. The taste is right on to the style; it has dark fruit mixed with bready malts with some banana and vanilla in there too. It also has a faint taste of chocolate. The mouthfeel is full and creamy with a high level of carbonation; I am always amazed when a beer is real creamy with this high carbonation.

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

Pours a nice dark cherry/burgundy color. Big tan head.

Taste and smell features pureed raisins/figs/dates, some tropical fruits (banana?), and caramel malt. I was taken aback by the level of carbonation. Stayed "bubbly" and invigorating throughout, yet the mouthfeel was nicely thick and chewy, rather than watery.

Pricey, but delicious.

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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 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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