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.

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

On-tap at Ashley's in Ann Arbor, served in a tall glass. I don't have much experience with the Weizenbock class of beer, but will do my best to give this one a fair review.

A; The color was a dark brown with a nice off-white head that had excellent retention, but only a little lacing.

S: The smell is mostly of fruits and wheat, with a little bit of caramel also. The main fruit notes I got were banana and raisins.

T: The taste is very similar to the taste, not much at all in the way of hops, although there was a tad of bitterness at the end. This is mostly a sweeter/grainer beer.

M: Medium bodied, but still pretty crisp due to it being on the higher end of the carbonation scale.

D: I don't really know what it was about this beer, but for some reason I really enjoyed the first half, but was much less excited about the second half. Maybe it would have been better outside in the heat instead of indoors in the air conditioning.

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

Appearance: Hazy mahogany with super-creamy head. Looks chunky.

Smell: Figs, raisin bread, alcohol, bananas, and some spicy notes.

Taste: Dark fruits (figs, raisins, plums too?), big malt, banana, alcohol, cinnamon and other spices. Alcohol is quite apparent, but melds well with the other flavors. Overall taste is complex yet smooth.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, chewy, and pretty smooth. A much lighter body than expected upon pouring. A little bite results from the spiciness.

Drinkability: Complexity and ease give this one a high drinkability. Watch out for the ABV, but other than that, drink up!

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Photo of ROMER79
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The pour on this beer was a dark brown with hints of amber throughout with a nice foamy white/red head if poured correctly. A little stonger that a doubble bock with a nice fruit balance. The active yeast mixed with the clove, banana, and vanilla give it a taste that is unlike most beers of its kind. There are also brown sugar notes throughout. It smells very fruity and sweet like candy. The mouthfeel was good it had a nice pop and and kick to it. Refreshing to the palate. Very easy to drink. Good dessert beer.

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Photo of Sammy
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In brief, liquid bubble gum without the sugar. A substitute for people who drink white sweet wines but do not care for beer taste. tasted like fruit flaroured bubble gum, alcohol well covered. Colour included. Also banana, cloves, nutmeg, some wheat.

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Photo of DESTRO
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

open it up and out poors a deep cloudy monster with a thin white lace. smells of spices and clove with bits of fruit and alcohol present. the taste is spicey with no hop bitterness present. the alcohol taste is present but subdued by the wheat/spice. the mouthfeel is slightly thick yet crisp and finishes a bit dry. this is a pretty big beer and pretty complex and hard to describe for a n00b like myself. but all i know is i like it.

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Photo of Lnedrive14
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In my review of Aventinus on tap, I said it was similar in the bottle. I think I was correct, however the big difference I noticed this time was the lack of carbonation in the bottle. This really detracted from the brew, in my opinion.

Pours a translucent brown with a decently thick head. Smells of caramel, figs, almonds, maybe some vanilla. Tastes very strong of dried fruit and caramel. The lack of carbonation really made it have a robitussin-like mouthfeel. Drinkability wasn't so high. Tastes great, but towards the end I was a bit overwhelmed.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish brown color with a creamy foam. Minimal lacing.

Lots going on in the aroma. I picked up a grape wine smell, raisins, and other fruits.

Taste is complex as well. Wheaty with fruity undetones. Slightly sours at the finish. Chewy in the mouth.

A drinkable brew, though not as much as the hefes by this same brewery. Worthy of purchase.

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Photo of CDBeerDisappear
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy brown in color with garnet highlights and a rocky champagne-like head. Aroma of malt is well attenuated by just the right amount of hops for the style. There are earthy aromas of dark fruit and cloves. Taste is full and complex the wheat flavor comes through but is pleasantly augmented by the spiciness. Finishes crisp and clean. Very drinkable.

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Photo of obywan59
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle pours somewhat thickly into my weizen glass, giving me a 2 1/2 finger, slowly receding, barely off-white head with nice lace retention.

Smell of banana nutmeg, and cloves. Whiff of chocolate and citrus.

Sweet roasted malt. More banana and spice. Citrus twang on first few swallows, but settled down to just a hint.

Smooth, but a bit too thick for the sweetness, for my taste (or is it too sweet for the thickness???) Almost cloying.

I would drink it again on occasion, but it's a little too syrupy for me.

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Photo of PatrickJR
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 16.9 oz bottle into weizen glass.

A - Cloudy brown with 3 finger off white head. Nice 1/4 cap sits on the beer throughout.

S - Lots of brown sugar, with some sour wheat pulling through. A bit of chocolate and/or vanilla hiding as well, and the alcohol is quite noticable.

T - Slightly roasted malt hits initially followed by the brown sugar/vanilla wave from the nose. Raisins, overripe banana, and bitter bread take hold before giving way to sour wheat, phenols, and alcohol in that order. I dare say some hops are hiding out in the late palate emergence of alcohol.

M - Too thin to showcase its best flavors. Heavier body is in order, and dropping the carbonation a notch would help even more.

D - Good stuff, but overall it's too dry, too thin, and too high in alcohol for me to completely enjoy. The alcohol is pretty in-your-face, something that the relative dryness highlights.

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Photo of BeerCoffeeWater
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Pours a flocculent dark amber. Half inch bubbly head that stays around. Smells of cloves, hefeweizen yeast, and other spiciness. A nice tight carbonation dances on the tongue and leaves flavor but finishes clean. Tastes like the perfect marriage of a hefeweizen and a dopplebock, subtly sweet and very spicy.

I love dopplebocks, I don't really care for hefeweizens, yet it is all the the hefeweizen characteristics that make this one a winner for me. A fantastic beer, but I find drinkability to bit low. Wouldn't want more than one, it starts to get a little too hefeweizen-y for my tastes towards the end (it is a 500ml bottle). Great beer though, and one I will seek out again.

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Photo of oelergud
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark opague body, black middle and dark mahogany edge. Tan head of tiny to medium bubbles. Good retention and decent lace.
Very sweet burnt caramel scent, toffee and prune and nutskin hops.
Intense malts with flavors of caramel, smoke and roasted notes, slightly puckering hops but over all malty and pleasant. Smokey aftertaste of undulating malts and abit of hops.
Medium body, some coating.
Good drinkability.


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Photo of meday
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Part of the Weihenstephaner/Aventinus/Salvator Doppelbock tasteoff

White long-lasting head. While the other two heads were long gone, Aventinus was still strong.

I could smell the yeast, and possible some flour, but that could be a reaction to the yeast smell.

Sweet cinnamon flavor, but still tasting the yeast. It almost had the taste of a belgian yeast.

Mouthfeel was alive and crisp. It was certainly the most interesting.

Still very drinkable, but not as much as Weihenstephaner.

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Photo of sinistermadman
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a mild, copper brown. It resembles iced tea. Very effervescent. Very effervescent! The head builds quickly but doesn't linger.

There is a cornucopia of smells to savor. Very fruity. I sense raisin, prune, and various citrus ingredients. Very spicy. This brew has a very complex scent. Quite pleasing.

The initial taste is predominately spicy, cloves dominate. The mixture of the ingredients seems to be well balanced. I am usually not a fan of the more fruit-spice infused brews, but this is
pretty drinkable by my standards. Each drink provides another flavor to experience. Quite interesting.

Mouthfeel is a slight alcohol tinge, with a lingering spice note. Not too bad. This is definitely worth a try, although I wouldn't consider this a staple in my session lineup.

All in all a drinkable dopplebock, but it is just not my style. This is a well crafted brew so I have to give it props.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Aventinus weizen glass.

5.0 A: Opaque dark brown color. Plenty of frothy head that won't quit and leaves lots of lacing.

4.0 S: Tons of banana followed by a spicy clove torrent.

3.5 T: Much, much more earthy than I was expecting. Esters in the nose are for the most part MIA. There's still a bit of spiciness to it though. Crystal malt flavor apparent, but lacking the sweetness I usually get from a weizenbock.

4.0 M: Medium body. Bubbly carbonation with an otherwise creamy backbone.

4.5 D: Very drinkable for a weizenbock due to the low level of sweetness.

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Photo of Ralphus
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, cloudy brown color with light brown highlights at the edges. The large poofy head dissipates somewhat but always has a respectable cap of foam. Marks are lost for a complete lack of lacing left behind.

The smell is a sweet and sour mix of bready, banana and malts. Some light spice and clove is present as well.

The taste is a step up. Full volume sweet bready malts with huge banana notes, bubblegum and light spice. It's good.. and the alcohol taste is non existant.

Mouthfeel is also good. Smooth, slightly thick and with a refreshing carbonation bite. This aids in drinkability because the brew goes down in gulps.

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