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

4,509 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 patrickbateman
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice brew. High drinkability, could be dangerous. Definately one of my favorites. Blends together well, and rolls off very well in the month. I have used this beer many times to introduce friends to beer outside the package store. Overall a truly well done beer.Very tasty and highly recommended.

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Photo of GregoryVII
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours dark brown with a hint of the wheat color shining through at the edges. Pours a solid head. The smell reminds me of a golden field of wheat that got busy with some nice heady malt. It has a very complex taste, the dark malt dances on a beautiful moonlit night with spice of the wheat and the yeast. It is a marriage made by the beer angels.

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Photo of slyke
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aventinus pours a lovely brown color with a white head that eventually disappears. The smell has sweetness, dark fruit, and a bit of graininess. The taste is sweet, the dark fruit is still there, joined by warming alcohol. Mouthfeel full and coating leaving a pleasant aftertaste. This beer is wickedly easy to drink. Give it a try when you find it.

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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A- Dark cherry color. Translucent and nearly opaque. OK head

S- Lots of chocolate banana aroma that I expect from a weizenbock.

T- Sweet and very lightly bitter on the tongue. Has a definite aftertaste of clove and banana. No alcohol gets in the way of the flavor

M- I like my weizenbocks chewy and thick but Aventinus is neither

D- Very easy to drink with a nice bite of carbonation

Pair with: dessert. cinnamon.

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Photo of mhatters
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 50cl bottle into a straight sided Tangle Foot glass

Pours an reddish-brown, chestnut color, with a massive, porous white head

Lovely nose, sweet banana, clove, a hint of vanilla, lemon zest

The banana is the first flavor note, then the clove and vanilla. A couple of other contributors to the spice, but I can't make them out. A crisp finish to this spectacular flavor.

Nicely bodied and well carbonated. Very enjoyable to drink, the alcohol is well masked and does not come through at all.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When wanting to put some work into my overall alcohol resistance Aventinus is my go to man. Smooth and delicious, I'll savour him 'til the last drop.

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Photo of TheWhiskerReview
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep reddish-mahogany with a dense off-white head and smells rich and ripe with a dark-rum like character and notes of caramel, green apple and vanilla joining the wheat-influenced banana bread flavor. The palate is pillowy and full bodied, beginning with a vast, spreading blast of carbonation which settles into the caramel and apricot flavors with a touch of floral bitterness. The long finish starts sweet and rich with cooked fruit notes before turning mouthwateringly tart. I absolutely loved the whole lip-smacking delivery on this. By using wheat, this managed to stay incredibly elegant too, instead of succumbing to a bogged-down syrupy malt character. Probably my fav reviewed beer at the moment.

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Photo of Brez07
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

16oz bottle poured into an Allagash 25cl glass

A: Pours a dark brown amber color. Lots of visible, very active carbonation. Leaves a 3 finger head at first, which slowly recedes to about 1 finger. Maybe some of the best retention I've seen

S: Surprisingly more fruity then I expected. Lots of banana, melon and pineapple. Some clove and bready yeast mix in there, with the slightest hint of alcohol. Very inviting

T: Starts with a sweetness, which I'll guess is more candied malts. There is a blend of spice, clove, some fruit and wheat that follows. Leaves me wanting more as soon as I swallow

M: Medium bodied. Carbonation dances on the tongue, leaving a slight tingle. Bit of a dry, spicey finish

D: I had no issues with finishing this; in fact, I wish I had another. Alcohol is no issue and the sweetness is enough to notice but not get in the way of enjoying a full bottle. After Hopfenweizen, this is my favorite from this brewery. Great beer

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Photo of SitkaSteve
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was poured into a weizen glass.
The appearance was a dark brown color with a thick two and a half finger white to off white foamy head. The lacing that came about after the dissipation was nice and streamy thick, making a decent effort to spider web and cling but that ends up sliding a bit.
The smell has a thick rich sweet cake-like malt sliding into some bananas, raisins, and a light amount of cocoa. Clove-like spices ride in for the balance.
The taste was sweet through all of the previously mentioned flavors with a light lingering cake-like aftertaste and finish. Clove hits in subtle notes.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a decent sessionably sweet feel. Carbonation felt right as even that hit just enough to allow the sweet part to slide over my tongue. Slight dryness settles in for the taming.
Overall, just an overall and all around great beer, especially this time of year.

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Photo of PorterLambic
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A huge head develops initially, slowling the pouring process while you wait for it to drop down to its thin, almost film-like final state. A deep, caramel brown, basically clear although it is bottle conditioned and some yeast sediment is present at the very end of the pour.
Smell is malty, sweet, somewhat smoky .
Taste is very complex with sweet, sour, smoke, chocolate & malt most noticeable initially, with spice (cloves & nutmeg), chocolate & a floral-like alcohol in the aftertaste. Spice more present in aftertaste.
Smooth, slightly tingly on the tongue, not much carbonation. Warming of alcohol develops very nicely, tapers off slowly.
Very drinkable, albeit slowly due to the 8% ABV. A 500 ml bottle of this won't disappear in a few minutes time, but will slowly as you linger over the various flavors. Highly recommended. This beer single-handedly destroyed all my preconceived notions of what a German beer tasted like. A definte, "must try" beer. In my top ten of all time.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Aventinus is a hazy brown with hints of rust orange, reminiscent of muddy water.

S: Wonderful aromas of banana muffins and wheat, with a faint trace of alcohol.

T: A really awesome beer. Perhaps the benchmark for this style. It's wonderfully easy to consume. It starts off similar to a dunkel weizen, but the bock character asserts itself, making this beer a very different animal. Earthy and bready, this brew has a fair amount of complexity. Banana flavors are prominent throughout.

M: Smooth, creamy feel. This beer goes down so easily. There's a nice, very slight hint of heat in the finish.

D: My favorite weizenbock. If you haven't had this before, you should try it ASAP. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Good for gulping or sipping :)

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Photo of Nbdreher
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of baggio
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 vintage.

A: Dark brownish with a huge head. Plenty of carbonation.

S: Ripe fruit, Dark caramel, Candi sugar, Hint of chocolate.

T: Ripe fruit, Wheat, Caramel, Prunes, Sugar, Hint of lemon.

M: Rich and complex with an incredible drinkability. Lots of carbonation after 2 years in a bottle. Smooth small bubbles.

Ok, i've had this fresh a dozen times but after reading that Garret Oliver recommended putting this beer down for a few years i decided to do so. Very different to what it is like fresh
but the drinkability is still awesome with added complexity. Wow!

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Photo of beerandcycling88
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into my Iron Horse mug.

A Pours a very dark brown with a 2 finger head with decent retention.

S Right away you get the smell of bananas, some raisins, a spicy clove like smell.

T Up front you get some fruity sweetness that hints of bananas, clove like spiciness, and a hint of alcohol.

M The mouthfeel on this one is pleasantly full with very good carbonation. Goes down very easily with some warming alcohol on the finish.

Overall I really liked this one. It tastes good and goes down easily plus at $4.00 a bottle a good value for such a great beer. I sure this will be a staple for me and always have a spot in my fridge.

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Photo of FanofHefe
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber/light brown color with just a little light getting through. Huge fluffy light tan head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving just a little lacing. The head settles nicely over the body.

Great aroma of clove, yeast, sweet spices, banana. Very inviting.

Tasty. Very tasty. Some dark fruit flavors add to the flavors that follow the aroma.
Almost no alcohol present, even with the reasonably high abv.

Dangerously drinkable for the abv. This is a top shelf offering. Highly recommend.

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Photo of Augustiner719
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weissbier glass.

This beer pours a peculiar but intruiging off brown reddish color with a decent clarity and a beautiful white foamy head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is on point and has that banana fosters aroma of caramalized brown sugar, bananas, cinnamon, and a touch of honey. Malty and dark fruitiness on the aroma. The taste is on point with a touch of astrigenty alcohol bite on the finish. Sugary, but on point with the style. Has a nice toasted marshmallow component on the finish. Mouthfeel is very very nice as its carbonated to all hell with a semi dry finish. Drinkability is very high as well as its got a nice delicious factor and pairs well with poultry and other lighter fare meals. a definate cold fall night beer.

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Photo of magine
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a weizen glass.

Pours a cloudy, burnt orange brownish amber color. Has a massive fluffy off white head. Head sits atop the brew rather nicely then settles to a quarter inch the whole drink. Has a ring of lace and sticks to the glass fairly decent. Good looking brew.

Brew smells very yeasty; sweet chocolate malts, dark fruits, caramel, vanilla, bananas, spice. Wow great smell.

Tremendous stuff; so creamy and tasty - yeasts, spice, banana, chocolate in the finish. Can taste so many different flavors really is tremendous mouthwatering stuff. the balance is perfect. Extremely smooth, and only a slightly dry finish. Has a slight warming effect in the aftertaste as you drink. Wow this is one helluva brew.

I haven't had a lot of this type of brew, but I cant imagine it being outdone. This is one of those big unfiltered flavored brews that make you love beer all over again. I could session this all night despite its higher alcohol level.

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Photo of tjsdomer2
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Very impressive. Basically looks like a Dunkel. Great layer of foam. Looks great in a pilsner glass. Carbonation and yeastiness are elite.

Smell: Chocolate covered bananas with a good level of rind-like hops. Good and not overwhelming.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Great taste! I've never had this style, but it has elements of an IPA and a hefeweizen or witbier. Great crisp and tingly mouthfeel. Elite in this area. Very yeasty

Drinkability: Very seductive in all aspects.

Overall: Not an A+, but a very unique beer.

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Photo of frozyn
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L -- Pours a dark ruby color -- another reviewer's comment of iced tea is pretty accurate. The head is thick and frothy and leaves little lacing.

S -- Raisins, unripe plum, banana, clove, nutmeg.

T -- Short ooziness, then straight to banana bread. Caramel notes with a slight spiciness thanks to the clove notes. Dark fruits also emerge and add complexity

F -- Crisp, refreshing, slight zing.

O -- This was one of the first beers that blew my mind and showcased what beer could be. It's just as amazing as I remember it from 3 years ago.

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Photo of mscudder
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerCon5
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark hazy copper color with about two fingers of fluffy white head that lasts throughout the beer.

The scent is fruity, notes of caramel, some spice.

The taste is pretty sweet, banana is apparent, there are notes of yeast, chocolate, and noticeable alcohol.

Medium body, creamy, crisp, and a little oily, moderate carbonation.

This was a very good beer that offered lots of complex flavor. I seemed to discover something new with every sip.

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Photo of
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark Reddish Brown. Very clear for a wheat beer. Can see my hand on the other side of glass.

S - Malty sweetness in the aroma. Otherwise underwhelming smell

T - Rich Sweet Taste. Strong Maltiness. Very lightly hopped. Awesome Flavor.

M - Medium-Heavy body. Syrupy Sweet. Light to medium Carbonation which balances the sweetness well. Finishes very smooth.

D - Awesome!. Potent but very very drinkable. Super tasty but very smooth.

Go get this beer.

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Photo of Scott_12439
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thoglund
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Braden
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,509 ratings.
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