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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany
schneider-weisse.de

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,508
Reviews:
2,148
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
Wants:
336
Gots:
603
For Trade:
5
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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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Photo of kdmorse
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured gently but ended up with more pillowy plumage than a fiercely shaken Duvel. 2/3 of the weizen glass was filled with rocky, beige head. As beer sits, a dark-copper body appears. Lots of carbonation rises through the clear brew. Head settles nicely and leaves minimal lacing.

S: Smells like a double-wheat. Sweet. Bready. Caramel hints. Slightly fruity. Whispers of bitter hops.

T: Smooth and sweet on the palate. Fruity and dark flavors. Chocolate becomes a big part as it warms. Hops are clean and slightly nutty? in the finish.

M: Creamy. Enough carbonation to be crisp, but not bubbly. Smooth and just light enough in the mouth. Doesn't finish clean enough.

D: Doesn't feel/taste anywhere near 8% (more like 5-6%). Easy to drink, but not particularly refreshing. One will do me fine before I move onto something else, but more of a style issue than the fault of this beer.

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

Pours cola, syrup brown with a a dainty little head. Smell is sweet malt, pancakes and syrup actually. Strange but awesome. Also hints of apricot, crisp red apples, clove. A very strong sweet cake and maple. Taste begins with a nice dark wheat bread and is followed by spicy clove, notes of apple and a bit of maple moves through. A bit of alcohol in the finish. Mouthfeel is coating but dry on the swallow. Very good Weizenbock!

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KFBR392
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Head of about three fingers on the pour which was certainly present while drinking. Dark brown color. Above average active carbonation in the glass while drinking.

Smell: Medium to darker fruits explode on the front. Semi-sweet malt body. Undertones of cloves and peppery spices add extra levels of complexity. Buttery doughy malt presence really makes this a bright, breathable aroma.

Taste: Huge fruity front of plums, bananas, and purple grapes. Bright buttery bread character warms up in the body with a potent undertone of exotic spices. Waves and waves of fruit continue to wash over the palate long after drinking.

Mouthfeel: Plums and bright malt character leave a mouth watering sweetness behind on the palate. So incredibly easy drinking for a brew coming in at 8.2% abv. Carbonation plays along perfectly with this brew by bringing out some of the brighter tones.

Overall: tough to put this one down even for a second. Mouth watering fruits and rounded malt character are the highlights. The spices are present but very subtle in a complimentary role.

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

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

This beer was a vintage 2000. The beer came wrapped in a wrapper with things written on it that happened in the year 2000. Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Appearance: The beer has a very cloudy murky dark copper coloration. There is a minimal head. No lacing is apparent in the glass.

Smell: The beer has a massive sweet maltyness. There is a biscuity quality that when combined with the spicy cinnoman and apples creates a faux apple pie smell.

Taste: The beer really delivers on the smell. The hops have mellowed out. The malty sweetness combines with an apple pie kind of taste. There is the wierd prescence of bannanas in the beer.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: The beer is medium bodied. Carbonation is low. The beer is a very smooth drinking beer overall. I have had this one alot fresher and I seem to recall it being better fresh. Oh well, I will give this one another drink next week.

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Photo of Uniobrew31
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great beer. Entirely too expensive though

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Photo of jsprain1
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a tea brown with an initially huge head but it disappated down to a quarter finger. Virtually no lacing either.
S- Smell is definitely wheat malt forward, with notes of banana, slight bit of spice, and a bit of fig and/or raisen in there. Can't decide which dark fruit is a better explanation.
T- Big wheat flavor, some banana and cocoa notes, a vague bit of spice, and a bit of that dark fruit again.
M- the mouthfeel is interesting in that the finish is simultanesouly fizzy yet leaves a slick mouthfeel. The body is just on the light side of what I'd like, and the carbonation is just a touch high, but overall the mouthfeel is thoroughly enjoyable.
D- I liked this beer. Good flavors and good mouthfeel. Could definitely use work on head retention and lacing though. That was a bit disappointing.

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Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours a hazy brown with a golden hue around the edges, thick head retains well.

Smells of citrus, coriander, fresh grassy malt grains and lemon.

Tastes of citrus, esters and wheat malt.

Feels moderate to full with soft fluffy carbonation.

Delicious and highly drinkable, great light citrusy but full flavored ale. Would definitely have again.

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

Photo of SteveCarrozza
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of hosehead83
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2009 bottle poured into a balloon glass.
Dark brown/tea color with a moderate head of bone-white foam.
Aroma-Spicy clove, wildberries
Taste-Where to begin? A flavor meld of clove, banana, blueberry, dark malt, grapeskin, milk chocolate shavings. Fruity, tangy, each sip a different flavor combination. Upon warming a bit I get bluberry pancakes with light syrup, dark fruits and dark bread, bread pudding with raisins. A complex, flavorfull, mysterious brew that must be experienced. Excellent.

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

As Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Mein Aventinus. A 500ml bottle with a best before date of 19th May 2017 and poured into a Riedel weizen glass.

Appearance: It poured a slightly cloudy dark amber brown colour with a big four finger white head that dissipated slowly to a nice thin creamy cap and left nice lacing.

Aroma: Biscuit malt, wheat, banana and clove.

Taste: Banana bread, brown sugar, clove with a touch of plum, caramel and apple skin.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Very nice and easy to drink which is great since I can now (finally) get this regularly.

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Photo of Jerk_Store
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey3236
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

To be fair, I'm not a fan of beers with a "spicy" component, so I knew going in this would not be my favorite. Pleasantly surprised by rich malt body with underlying sweetness. The spiciness is understated which was to my liking. Not big on this style, but if I drink this style again it will be tap 6.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,508 ratings.
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