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

4,492 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.

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Photo of rvdoorn
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this beer from PapaEugene, who brought it from Germany. Thnx! Had this beer in my Westvleteren glass during the first NHL match of the 2009-2010 season (go Montreal!!). The beer pours a medium-brown color with a light brown colored head, that changed into a nice stable lacing.

Smell: very promising, strong sweet fruits (clear banana and some dark fruits), clear malted barley, yeast and some spicy hops. There is something else in it, sweet caramel maybe (or is it butterscotch as mentioned by PapaEugene...).

Taste: Roasted malts and wheats are immediately there, dark fruits (plum??), citrus fruits (orange zest), bit semi spicy hops (much less spicy than in the nose) and not as sweet as expected based on the smell. Fresh wheat taste as well, with some alcohol in the mostly bitter finish

Mouthfeel: High carbonation, I think this beer would be even better with a little bit less.... Medium-bodied. Very drinkable.

Overall: I really like this beer, one of the
best German beers I had until now. Thanks PapaEugene, please bring me some more next time!

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Photo of keanex
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Hazy dark brown with a quickly dissipating foam head that turns to quick lacing. Carbonation bubbles are constantly coming up.

S: Fruity with caramel and bread hints.

T: Very complex, I'm not even sure how to describe it I'll try the best I can. Cloves, bread, caramel, fruity and slight hops at the end. Some alcohol taste is present. Cloves aftertaste.

M: Medium carbonation, Full bodied. Very easy to down.

O: Very very interesting complex beer. I don't think my tongue is sophisticated enough to describe this properly, but boy this is good.

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – The beer was served as a hazy medium brown color with a thin off white head. The head had a moderate persistence fading to leave a nice level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a brown bread smell with tons of darker fruit notes. For the fruit, raisin, plum, and a lighter cherry flavor are all there. With these aromas is a good hint of booze and a light amount of yeast and banana.

Taste – The taste begins heaviest of the darker fruit flavors of raisin and plum with a more subdued brown bread taste mixed within. As the taste advances some light banana flavors as well as a wheat and yeasty flavor coming to the tongue. Toward the end, a pleasant warming alcohol flavor comes to the tongue, leaving a nice sweet warming taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and fuller side with a lighter carbonation level. The overall mouthfeel very nicely compliments all the dark fruit and yeasty and light boozy flavors very well.

Overall – This is one tasty and very drinkable brew. It is renowned for a reason. Very well done. Tons of great flavor and an overall joy to drink.

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Photo of goblet
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured this one out of a 500 ml bottle dated 28/08/09 from the refigerator then let it warm a bit.

A,a dark purple brown hue going on with a white froth that quicky goes away, some foam stays around the walls of the glass .no lace

S,it comes off as malty with fruit esters apple grapes,plums and some natural sweetness .yeast, hops.

T,this beer has got some nice malt, yeast and the fruit flavor is great .it`s creamy not to sweet .

M, nice body .the malt,yeast and hops have a nice balance. rich and smooth a bit of a bitter alcohol finish .

D, i enjoy this beer, i do find this very drinkable , have some toast with jam relax and watch a movie .

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Photo of perrymarcus
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle served in a weizen glass.
no freshness info found.

pours a murky cola-brown, almost chestnut, and yields a towering, foamy beige head that slowly recedes to a lasting 1/2" or so. good retention and lacing.

nose is very respectable, offering a nice potpourri of banana, spice, bubblegum, and a lot of wheat maltiness.

flavor delivers more of the same but trumps the aroma: ample notes of banana, clove, maybe a touch of dark fruit, apples, and wheat malt. complex and tasty. 8.2% ABV exceedingly well-hidden. great beer.

medium-bodied mouthfeel with medium-high carbonation.

overall this is simply an upper-eschelon german brew. not a style i personally tend to gravitate toward, but this one is very good. not to be missed.

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Photo of DeusExChronica
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oh, I'm so glad I came across this beer. Wheat beer fans rejoice, this is an excellent find.

Appearance - The beer pours out as a cloudy brown/dark amber color. Although the murky color may not seem the most appealing, the dark wheat color is still inviting. The head builds up quickly and fades away fast; no lacing on the glass.

Smell - Initially heavy wheat and malt. Citrus came through nicely as I continued. Seemed to pick almost a smokey scent but not sure; there were other scents that I couldn't put my finger on (I'll need to try the beer again).

Taste - Wonderful rich malty taste. Banana bread and small clove flavors come through well without being overpowering. With each sip there was a great transition going from a slight sour to a sweet malt flavor at the end. The taste of the alcohol is strong but all the flavors are so well balanced it doesn't stand out.

Mouthfeel - A little carbonation at the start; very smooth on the tongue

Drinkability - Overall this is a beer that I can and will drink again. Even if you're not a huge wheat or malt fan like myself you will enjoy this beer. While the alcohol strength is masked well by the complex flavors, it is still a strong beer, and one that I would rarely have more than one bottle of in a sitting. As much as I want to say this is a perfect beer, I want to see if Schneider and Sohn can improve anything on it.

As a fan of hefeweizens and good malt beers, Aventinus should not be overlooked. It is well priced and worth the money.

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Photo of flyingpig
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light brown colour with a large, three -finger sized head that is a brownish white in appearance, foamy in texture and has very good retention.

This one is much like a traditional hefeweizen in smell to begin with, there is a lot of clove and banana along with some nice spice and a hint of bubblegum. In addition to this there is also a light caramel aroma.

Banana & clove flavours with some bubblegum. There is a bit of grain and alcohol in the taste too as a result of the 8.2% abv. but this doesn't negatively affect the beer too much. There is a hint of caramel and a mild bitter end.

Smooth and well carbonated with a creamy, sweet feel to the drink and that it went down rather well.

This one had a good wheat taste with the caramel complimenting the banana, clove and bubblegum flavours very well in both taste and smell. It was a great beer and the huge 8.2% abv. was mostly very well hidden.

1001 Beers to try before you die:

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Photo of DragYourBone
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Caveat - green rater with a preferance for strong ales (especially Belgian) who is tasting his first weizen.

Whoa! watch that pour!
A thick head billows atop an amber carbonated ale. Swirl the glass and the foam beautifully lingers on the side in a fantastic lace pattern.

The scent of the ale has a sweet pungence. I can't quite grasp all the fragrances - bananas, clove...I can't decipher the rest, but the melange is such that invites one in to take another sip.

The mouthfeel is quite nice...a medium fullness on the tongue with sweet hops spikes and then a lingering malty taste in the back.

Drinkability - I wasn't sure at first bite - the hop spikes had me wondering at first, but I settled into the style and it settled on me quite nicely. Definitely a thirst quencher and a sipping ale at the same time.

I will have to try some others from the same style to really compare this ale.

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Photo of barczar
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky deep caramel brown with a solid 1 and a half inch khaki head that lingers indefinitely.

Aroma is comprised of fruity yeast esters, wheat, and caramel malt. Apple, pear, and banana are complemented by brown sugar, coriander, and clove.
There's also a citrus presence.

Yeast esters and alcohol dominate the flavor profile, which is slightly oxidized and phenolic. Pear, green apple, bubblegum, clove, and banana accompany a bready wheat and malt backbone, fairly tart, leading to a slightly peppery dry finish.

Body is slightly full, with fairly high carbonation. There's significant alcohol warmth.

A delicious brew, warming and flavorful. Expected a little more malt presence, but the esters are delicious.

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Photo of chicagobeerguy
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Dark dark brown, lingering head, small bubbles
S: Banana, bubble gum, malty, sweet, bready, yeasty
T: Typical banana, bready, soft flavor, ends with a more sweet malty banana skin finish
F: Smooth, soft, slightly higher than medium carbonation, very consistent, coats the mouth well, very nice
O: Delicious beer that is very dangerous, 8.2% it goes down like water, definitely worth a try and would be even better with a Rinderbraten.

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Photo of trevorwideman
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle from demcorhip, thanks so much Gavin! Poured into an Erdinger Weiss glass.

Vigorous pour produces a massive 2 inch yellow head, feisty carbonation, and a mruky brown-coloured brew with some copper and red highlights when held up to the light. Aroma is extremely bready and malty with lots of spices. Caramel/Vanilla/banana sweetness plays second fiddle to coriander, peppercorns, a bit of cardamom. Meatier spices such as rosemary and sage are quite evident as well.

Taste is full of the typical weiss flavours, only taken to the next level of intensity. Banana, pear, clove, nuts, caramel, vanilla, coriander, all combined in a liquid bread experience. Wow is the word here... Body is good and thick and heavy but a little more carbonated than I might like, a mild quibble. This is so drinkable for the strength, but a little dangerous because of it. I love this style, even though I've only had two examples in my life, a wonderful spring brew.

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Photo of Lucular
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of plumcrazyfx
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours the color of a strong cup of tea with a two-finger head, the bubbles turn more into a nice froth on the top once the initial pour dies down. Smells of muted dark fruits, cloves, and a light winey character. The taste is round and very smooth. The dark fruits and cloves dominate but are all slightly rounded and nothing seems to overpower the rest, great depth with a slight sweetness and a dry finish - all this without tiring the palate. The mouthfeel is creamy and very nice. This is a great beer! The alcohol is hidden and no doubt this is a well made beer overall. Add to that the fact it's widely available and reasonable priced make me think this will be added to the lineup often. A local shop has some 2004s wrapped in paper that I think I'll have to grab just to see what this thing does with some age.

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Photo of codfeast
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bottle to stein.

A: Massive rocky off white head, took 15 minutes to disolve before I could drink the beer. A very hazy amber color.

S: clove, bananna, yeast, hints of earth and of flowers.

T: So much going on here, goes from spicy to sweet sereveral times over before finishing with a nutty aftertaste.

M: Pretty big, creamy, and smooth.

O: huge(in terms of numbers)flavor profile going on here. very complex yet very balanced. Not something I would want to drink daily, but agian proving the Germans are tough to beat.

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Photo of TimZebGir
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%

A: Clear and medium-brown with thin bubbly head (3/3)
S: Raisin dominates with a light acrid alcohol smell -- combined it’s almost like root beer(10/12)
T: Raisiny malt dominates at first, but after a couple sips, the flavor is very smooth--almost hard to believe it’s so dark (17/20)
M: Well-carbonated and wet throughout, only a little drying on sides of tongue after a few sips
O: An 8.2% beer that’s this drinkable? Sign me up. Really wish it were less expensive, but nobody’s perfect, and that’s not factoring into my score. (8/10)

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Photo of devils3cups
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Taste: NOM NOM NOM! Plunging in I get some severe starchiness which is why I retract my notion of banana move directly to PLANTAIN! Cloves, raisons, and other spices all come together to make one rocking party!

Mouth Feel: Gave that baby a swirl and it's nice and creamy. Medium viscosity.

Smell: Cloves and Banana are defiantly right there. It just smells nice and starchy, obviously from the wheat.

Look: Popped this baby into the one and only Aventinus glass. Seriously its my favorite glass in the world!
Pretty looking beer but the color was not what I was expecting. More apple cider looking then I expected.

Drink: For such a unique style this brew is DRINK-A-BLE, friendly and inviting. Have one of your friends taste one of these and watch them enter a new beer dimension; especially those who don't drink dark beers.

Notes: I forgot how special this beer is. Bored of all the wheats - the hefeweizens the wits - as well as the bocks, but pop the two together, SYMPHONY!
Really this is the best blend of two styles I've ever had. Lately there seems to be an attempt to do the same with barlywines, called wheatwines, not as high caliber
as this baby. Best German I can think of... maybe Weihenstephaner can come along on the German train as well.

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Photo of SteveGNC
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a really outstanding beer that I have enjoyed many times and it is consistently excellent. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a nice 1 finger head that lasts. The beer smells spicy and exotic, kind of like a Christmas ale. Tastes of malt and spice. Warms you up as it goes down, but not too much - has a nice alcohol balance. One of my all time favorite go to beers that I'll drink anytime of year. If you have not had it, you have to try it.

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Photo of falloutsnow
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2012 review (has it really been six years since my review of this)

Bottle from Hyvee in West Omaha, NE, USA
Poured into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass
11.340 stamped on label.

Pours a big, fluffy, hefeweizen-style off-white head that bubbles down to a centimeter-thick layer of tiny bubbles for the duration of the drinking session. As the foam descends, it leads to modest lacing on the sides of glass, giving one a clear view of beer’s deep mahogany color under normal lighting and light amber or garnet colors when held up to the bulb. Smoky and hazy in appearance due to the yeast, allowing just enough light through to see shadow imprints of my hand on the glass. Nearly perfect.

Aroma opens with musty yeastiness, bananas, and mild wheat malt. This is followed by a solid brown sugar scent, concluding with dark, dried fruit aromas, such as prunes, with added mild alcohol.

Taste opens with strong, dark wheat malt joined closely to flavors of vanilla, brown sugar, and prunes or figs. General pie spice spiciness is present, a bit of nutmeg joined to the heat of cloves. Closes with slightly tart wheat malt and caramelized sugar sweetness joined to modestly detectable ethanol. Aftertaste is of wheat malt twang with caramelized sugar and mild yeast.

Medium to medium-heavy body with modest carbonation that leads to a pillowy, comfortingly smooth mouthfeel. Mildly bitter, dry aftertaste that leaves one wanting more.

A: Pours a big, fluffy, hefeweizen-style off-white head that bubbles down to a centimeter-thick layer of tiny bubbles for the duration of the drinking session. As the foam descends, it leads no lacing on the sides of glass, giving one a clear view of beer's deep brown color under normal lighting and light amber or garnet colors when held up to the bulb. Smoky and hazy in appearance due to the yeast, but by no means impenetrably dark or thick.
S: Following the wheat style, the expected yeast smells lead into a strong burnt sugariness and ends with a deep sensation of sticking one's nose into a pile of prunes with an added mild alcohol aroma. All scent seems to diminish as the beer warms, with seemingly no new or fresh emphasis arising from the temperature change; strange. I would have liked to see a moderately constant or temperature-dimensional nose.
T: What first hits the tongue is a spicy clove aspect that starts out strong and weakens throughout the entire drinking experience. Alongside this there is a sweet, caramelized brown sugar taste that coalesces with the traditional banana flavor of other hefeweizens. Essences of slightly sour plum arise in the finish, with a slight hop presence for bittering effect.
M: Medium to heavy body with light, barely noticeable carbonation that leads to quite a smooth mouthfeel. Mildly bitter, dry aftertaste that leaves one wanting more.
D: Used a standard weizen glass for pouring this one, which worked out perfectly with its typical weiss head and rich color spectrum. I enjoyed the beer less as it warmed, however, for the deeper aspects of the taste and smell, the appealing parts of the beer to me, began to fade as this happened. That lessens my overall scoring in the smell and taste category, as well as this one. When I first started sampling the beer it was quite good, and remained above average throughout, but the decrease in its otherwise great attributes led me to conclude it as "above average" instead of purely excellent. I could, however, drink this relatively often on its positive aspects alone.

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Photo of tjthresh
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apperance: Hazy brown. It poured with a big frothy head, but it quickly faded.

Smell: Mostly the peppery/clovey phenols typical of German Hefes. A hint of some bock-like charactor. Some alcohol.

Taste: Again with the clove. Some banana. Again typical of Hefes. Wheaty. Rasins of prunes. Alcoholic as it warms a bit.
Really good.

Mouthfeel: Quite full bodied. Velvety smooth. Fairly high carbonation. Alcohol warming near the end.

Drinkability: Man. If you keep these too cold, you could easily drink 2 or 3 of these monsters and end up on your face. The classic example of the style. Outstanding.

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Photo of Byeast
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark mahgany/brown. The head formed quickly to a creamy white inch. Aromas from this unique brew are yeasty , ripe darker fruit , not quite ripe banana , and some nice mellow caramel. The taste is very complex and good. It starts off with the dark fruit flavors like raisin and plum , rich malt throughout , some tart wheat, well hidden alchohol, and a slightly spicy finish with a bit of clove and hint of cinnamon. Mouthfeel is fairly effervecent. This weizenbock is an exellent and different beer. Tastes good!

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Photo of GOBLIN
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lurkerson
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blackie
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

appearance: The head is white and very slight, and quickly dissipates until nothing is left. The beer is a cloudy dark brown in color.

smell: Dark, moderately fruity malt up front. Also hints of light fruit, maybe pear, apple, and kalamata figs with brown sugar sauce. Yeast and wheat notes are also present. Some hints of spice add to the complexity, along with some banana bread. Slight ethanol is noticeable as the beer warms and the malty flavors become more complex.

mouthfeel: The carbonation is on the lower end of the high range, and the body a lighter medium.

taste: A mixture of dark and light fruits, slightly sweet, teases my tastebuds. The spice is less noticeable on the palate than it was on the nose, but is still there. I notice some dates and similar dark sugars. The description on the bottle mentions chocolate, but I'm not getting any. A light hop balance in the finish with just a touch of Ethanol presence after the swallow.

drinkability: Nice flavors and the alcohol is pretty well hidden.

A bunch of codes on the back label: 05.179, 1-1, 0357, 2822.

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Photo of cudmud
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A medium brown color with a thick, rocky that doesn't quit. The off-white head produces some major lacing. In short, this brew has a stunning appearance.

Smell: Wonderful yeast esters of cloves and bananas combined with a heavy malt sweetness. This beer is the gold standard for aroma in this style.

Taste: A thick malt syrup flavor up front and followed by a heavy dose of yeast; inturn, concludes with slight bitternes and alcohol. All the flavors are layered on top of eachother like a cake. Expect to find the essence of raisins, figs, and cloves dancing across your tongue. In all, perhaps the zenith of taste in this style.

Mouthfeel: Thick and pleasing.

Drinkability: Extreme. Bring me more.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,492 ratings.
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