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
Germany | website

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 trebbates
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best. Pours into a tall glass with a large fluffy head. It disappeared fairly quickly with little lacing. The nose reminded me of a nice quad with the raisin, plum notes.

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Overall a very nice Weisenbock...these are not normally my favorite styles of beer but this one has a nice deep caramel flavor and is pretty smooth drinking...we're definitely drink more of this

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Photo of Louski
4.76/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap in a tall franziskaner glass. Pours a dark ruby red with dense white head. Smell was timid but the flavor makes up. Reminds me of dark cherries, figs, with a smooth and subtle sweetness in the finish. I keep going back to the local bar that has this on tap. For $4 at happy hour, this is a bargain I can't pass up.

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Photo of SaltofOH
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 15-184 (July 3rd). 130515. Hefeweizen glass.

Appearance: Holy head Batman! The whole hefeweizen glass was full of a light tan foam on a gentle pour down the side. Initially a crystal clear dark amber/reddish brown, but I can see there is sediment in the bottle, which I will be pouring in a soon as the crazy four fingers of head subsides. As I pour more in, the head extends a full 1, almost 2 fingers above the glass and just stands there, jiggling. Chunks of yeast sediment dropping down into the glass now (I did swirl it when 1/4 full, but obviously not enough). While it was clear I observed tremendous carbonation. Retains a 1.5 finger tan head. Lacing is excellent. A hazy slightly translucent light brown.

Smell: Bananas! Yeast esters like crazy. Red grapes, prunes. Bready malt smells not as pronounced as I would expect, this was at 40 deg. F. As it warms, breadiness increases; something smells almost like cocoa butter/sunscreen.

Taste: Remarkably dry arrival, complex maltiness with unmistakable wheat, yeast ester fruitiness: plums, grapes, and alcohol. Exceptionally refreshing for an 8.2% ABV beer. Not "malty" in the traditional sense, but truly like eating a very unsweetened German sprouted whole wheat bread with no-sugar added grape preserves.

Mouthfeel: Notable, but not excessive carbonation. Remarkably clean-finishing for the complexity of the wheat/malt bill and the high alcohol. Not really much of the banana on the palate as on the nose; the bready character is really there on the taste. Although you can taste the alcohol, you can't feel it on the palate.

Overall: This is a really refreshing fall beer with complex maltiness, clove and fruit aromas, and not a bit of sweetness. Very high carbonation, which is just fine by me. The only detraction is that the alcohol is absolutely detectable on the palate. I love it. But it is not a beer for hanging out on the patio on a Sunday afternoon; it is a bold experience. Could be a great winter wheat. Only other weizenbock I've ever had was Victory's moonglow; this has less pronounced alcohol, lighter body and cleaner finish. Superior in every respect other than price.

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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 J30wang
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strong raisins. Nice and hearty and bitter, but not my kind of beer. Gives me a little bit of rye and pumperknickel. It's a darker brown, and some sweetness left over. If I did not read the label, I'd guess the alcohol content ain't low either. Solid, but I don't know enough about darker german beers to give anything definitive.

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle Brewers Droop, Bristol - Pours cloudy dark brown with a large white foamy head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Smell - spice, cloves, yeasty undertones. Taste - sweet, malts to the fore with a crisp finish. Nice slight warm alcohol feel but not overpowering. Lovely.

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Photo of Zonk
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a caramel brown with lofty tan head. Really complex fruity aromas ranging from fig and plum to banana bread. The taste include some of the fruit complexity but then finishes with a delicous malty caramel flavor as well as a hint of spicy clove. The 8% alcohol barely shows. Medium body but thick for a wheat beer. Overall a really amzingly complex and tasty beer.

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Photo of 123321123321
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aventinus is a dunkle weizen bockbier or "dark wheat bock beer" by style. It is one of the most complex and amazing beers that you will ever taste, and beer geeks world wide sing its praises. IThis beer is brewed with up to 60% dark wheat malt, along with a very distinctive ale yeast strain that produces estery aromas and flavors of clove, banana, and apple. Being a bockbier, this beer has strong aromas and flavors of alcohol, and packs quite a punch at over 8% abv. It was a phenomenal beer to match with my breakfast of sausages and pretzels, and one of the most amazing beers to ever pass my lips. Aventinus pours to a beautiful, murky and opaque, deep caramel color, with a big, tall, rocky white head, and a vibrant carbonation. . The nose on this beer is very complex, and packed with character. Aromas of sweet malt, nutty malty, clove, and aromas of ripe banana flood the nose. This is paired with peppery hints of alcohol. The palate is smooth and round on the tongue, with big sweet and caramel malt flavors, some tart wheat malt flavor, and an underpinning of estery fruit. Aventinus finishes with more complex and delicious, malt and fruit flavors, then ends with a slightly warming, malty and clove spicy finish that lingers. A true master piece of the brewer’s art, this beer fresh vom fass was a truly special beer.

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Photo of Mongrel
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The aroma might be the best thing this brew has going for it - an intoxicating whirl of booze and underripe fruit sweetness. Sort of fresh and green and rich and brown at the same time.

On the palate, I'm getting some grape, plum, mild fig, green apple and meringue. A little rum spice. Strangely reminds me of my first homebrew - a slightly oxidized brown ale brewed with brown sugar. Clearly this beer is more sophisticated, but I can't help but noticing the touch of oxidation.

Overall, this is a nice, complex sipper that's surprisingly light on the palate. Flavors continue to unfurl as the beer warms.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml poured into wheat beer glass

Looks like dark iced tea, fizzy, taupe one finger cap, quickly settles

Aroma of banana bread, raisins, figs, caramel

Taste of malt , caramel, dark fruits, banana bread, sweetness,

Medium body, carbonation settles quickly, teel the alcohol,

Great beer, fun flavors

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Photo of kevinlater
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

500ml bottle into weizen glass. produced on jan 23 2015 ("15.023" on the back of the bottle). consumed on aug 26 2015

a: a rich, dark copper-ruby colour topped with three fingers of slowly-dissipating bubbly bone-hued head

s: buttered bread, toffee, big notes of banana bread, raisins, coriander, figs, light clove, a bit of alcohol

t: raisins, banana bread, clove, caramel, and chocolate-covered cherries up front. mid-palate gets a bit more spicy. the finish has a mild alcohol presence that i find complements all the sweetness

m: medium-ish with bubbly but mild carbonation

o: an absolute rollercoaster of a beer. loaded with flavour, super complex and sweet. one of my favourites

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Photo of Naked_Batman
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-a wooden amber with a thick head that starts strong but fades as the beer is consumed

S-Intense banana esters right up front lead into some steely minerality and earthy malts

T- Again huge hits of wheaty banana and maybe even bubblegum. The sweetness is very well balanced by the slight yeasty notes and malt backbone. Alcohol is well hidden for a 8.2 % brew. Finishes toasty and warm.

M- slightly syrupy, but still crushable. Pleasant warming sensation from the alcohol.

O- A great beer that definitely competes with it's weihestephaner companion. A complex but balanced beer.

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Photo of ZachT
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Beautiful auburn colour, slight haze with a thick white head when poured into a weizen glass
S: Aroma of ripe bananas, clove, nutmeg, bread crust, hints of molasses and toffee
T: Toffee, banana bread, hints of clove, some dark fruits, alcohol is noticeable, melanoidins/molasses, wheat, semi-sweet
F: Medium-full bodied, rich mouthfeel, highly carbonated, sweet malty finish
O: World class beer, its obvious why this is the gold standard for weizenbock, simply head of its class!

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Photo of headlessparrot
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours into my weizen glass a nice chocolatey brown colour with ruby/orange-ish hues around the edge. Lots of visible carbonation through the cloudy beer, but topped by less head than I was expected (though that makes sense, given the high ABV): only two fingers of dense foam, but a very persistent two fingers.

Smell is banana, clove, chocolate malt (roasted, toasted malt?), brown sugar/caramelized sugars, orange peel. Slightly earthy, musty.

Taste is candy sugar, brown sugar, banana, clove, citrus, lightly chocolately, lightly earthy, yeasty, doughy. Surprisingly dry given all the sweet descriptors, and a surprisingly light--almost refreshing--body as well. Carbonation is moderate-high, but not intrusive.

Given the high strength and the intensity of the smell, this is shockingly mellow and drinkable on the flavour front, while still being a super-interesting brew.

This is a fantastic beer. Full stop.

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Photo of Taybeh
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

from a 500 ml bottle into an Aventinus weizenbock glass

a thing of sheer and total beauty. pours a cola brown with reddish tints on the edges and in the light, a big khaki head that leaves some modest lacing. The nose is excellent -- S- rich malty sweetness, biscuit and freshly baked bread to start. Initially poured it too cold and I didn't get the banana at all, but as it becomes almost perfect: banana inside some dark plum and fig and raisins, inside some toffee, and a hint of cloves. The taste follows the nose, with a number of excellent layers that are all brilliant to savor. The feel is creamy, smooth, and substantial but not at all boozy and it doesn't feel too heavy either.


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Photo of hman43
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It pours amber with a thick, creamy looking white head. It has aromas of bananas, plums, and roasted aromas. It has flavors of liquorice, roasted malts, dark fruits, and alcohol. It is smooth with alcohol warming on the way down.

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I am not normally a huge fan of German beers, but this is definitely one of my faves. This pours and smells just like you would expect from a traditional German bock. The taste is very complex and finishes with an almost barrel like character. Overall this is a great beer.

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Photo of MikefromNYC
4.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is the perfect beer for a meal, imho. Wheat with some serious flavor, excellent aftertaste, and authentic dipole bock feel. Will definitely be grabbin another soon.

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Photo of SkipZ
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Poured a half finger ivory head into a tall Pils/wheat glass with a translucent dark brewed southern sweet tea color. A pleasant and welcoming nutty brown with a lmedium body.

Nose: Wham! Super creamy malts and sweet dried fruits like dates, raisins and figs and a quick little fennel seed pop and hint of pumpernickel or rye bread.

Taste: So soft and smoothe on the tongue. Fruity Sweetness is there but completely balanced and with a little woodiness, roasted chestnuts and a slight bitter hop pinch right before the finish which is Purely Velvet. If you like Harvey's Bristol Cream Sherry, you'll fall in love with this.

Final Thoughts: This is a warming, feel-good beer that is super creamy and soothing to drink. The aromatics are that to reminisce. I could serve this with smoked oyster and fig hors d'oeuvres on Thanksgiving or drink by the fireplace. This is an awesome just chillin' beer.

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Photo of spamNeggs
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 pint bottle.

Have to admit I'm pretty impressed. Rich and malty with a solid rum raisin-figgy center note. There's some light spice which others can describe better (coriander?) . Residual sweetness, and little hop bitterness (no aroma). 8+% ABV and no burn. Aroma at cellar temp gets more malt and caramel, banana?, coming through than the taste. Honestly, I rarely don't get excited about aroma particularly in not hop forward beers but I might bottle this for my wife as perfume.

I will find more!

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- This brew is super hazy and is of a rich copper color with hints of orange and red in the background. The head is a dense creamy off white color and while it dissipates rather quickly, a lingering bubbly film sticks around the top of the beer.....too hard to tell what the carbonation is like and the lacing isn't very sticky unfortunately, with the patchwork of foam quickly sliding back into my glass.

S- This has a rich malty sweetness about it upfront with heavy notes of yeast, biscuit and freshly baked bread as well! Banana esters are present as well as molasses, toffee/caramel and fruity light grains. There is a spicy finish that catches the nostrils ever so slightly....very nice overall!

T- Beautiful flavors that combine rich dark fruits, with sweet toffee/caramel malt! Banana, black molasses, mildly oaked vanilla, and bread yeast comprise the basis of the flavors with a slightly citrusy backbone. I also get hints of milky chocolate and rum cake spiciness. The finish lingers with sticky flavors on the palate and as this warms, the alcoholic tinge smooths out. There is virtually no hop bitterness either on the finish.

M/O- The mouthfeel of this one is medium/full bodied, and the carbonation is creamy smooth....perhaps the best way to describe this is dessert like....almost banana bread in character! The alcohol is so well hidden for a high percentage and is so well balanced between sweet, dried fruit, alcohol and spice that one forgets that this is beer really! I can see why this is so highly regarded and I would absolutely love to enjoy this beer all evening, but I'm sure it would catch up with me very quickly. This is the essence of excellence for this style and I will most definitely get this one again if given the chance! Full marks and recommendation....if this had a head that retained like Tap X as an example, I feel this would be as close to perfection as possible!

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Opaque brown hue with off white head; foam disappeared quickly, no lace. Aromas of ripe fruit; prune and banana too. Ripe fruit, prunes and banana flavors. Medium lite mouthfeel. Semi tart finish. Very good overall.

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

look: med dark brown. Looks like ice tea. Decent size head on the pour that completely dissipates.
smell: Rich, bright fruit, smells of fresh bread and sweetness.
taste: quite unlike the nose. Not near as sweet. Some spiciness. Some aromatic spice. Lots happening here.
feel: Don't typically care much for feel unless it's really good or really bad. This one just crackles with carbonation.

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Photo of Zaktcc
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy dark brown color similar to that of Coke. Two and a half finger head; phenomenal retention.

S - Very strong, bitter aroma hits you right off the bat. Fairly fruity scented beer with strong presence of banana and other various, darker fruits. Beautiful blend of malt and spice present on the backside. Fairly complex yet well blended aroma overall.

T - Flavor is on par with the smell of the beer. Fairly straightforward and very enjoyable. Caramel malt notes up front finishing with banana and sweet aftertastes.

M - Phenomenal feeling beer. Medium to heavy bodied beer; very smooth. Alcohol is present yet not to strong.

O - Very enjoyable beer overall; good sipping beer. Smooth, warm and not to boozy. Flavor is straightforward and on par with aroma but pleasant.

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