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

4,468 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 zdk9
3.64/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Basically all this beer is, is spicy wheatness, combined with yeasty goodness.

A- Pours a slightly dark yellow with major haziness. A finger of head reveals not much lacing.

S- Wow yeast, yeast, and more yeast. Like a loaf of rising bread.

T- Like the smell, a lot of yeast. But also some spiciness. More sweet spiciness than intense spiciness- somewhat peppery but mostly cinnemon. Hops? I'm not really sure but I can taste bitterness which rounds out the sweet spice.

M- Great carbonation and decent creaminess, but could be better.

D- This beer has a strong taste, but it's mainly yeastiness. If there was something more complex it would be delicious, but as it is, it's hard to justify such a deliciousness.

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Photo of Intrinsic
3.64/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm not quite sure what all the fuss is about this beer. It looks like Coke, which isn't really all that appealing if you ask me. The smell is ok - at least it doesn't smell like Coke too. Taste is actually quite good. An interesting malt combination with a lot of alcohol. Great mouthfeel as well. Overall, not bad, but I'm not sure about a 'world class' rating.

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Photo of khiasmus
3.64/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Slightly cloudy light amber with little head, only a slight lace.

S- fruity and malty, no hops whatsoever. Hints of yeast, orange, pineapple, maple, malt, pine, and cane sugar.

T- Like the aroma, fruity and malty. Slightly sour, and surprisingly plain due to almost perfect balance.

M- Highly carbonated, almost so much so that it masks the taste.

D- Drinkable, but not special. Fruity, but boring.

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Photo of Act25
3.64/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 1 pint plus .9 fl. oz. bottle "Germany's Original Wheat-Doppelbock, Ale. Poured into .5L cylinder marked Spaten.

Appearance: Compared to Troegs or even Full Sail, their double bocks, are just better looking. Pours a giant head (be careful!), heavily clouded and carbonated. The color of flood waters, an unappealing mud brown. Not an appetizing look at all. Little lacing.

Smell: Barley wine & rum like. Spicy clove dominates, with hints of caramelized fruit, and alcoholic esters are big. Not a summer beer, an end of the winter's night beer - with cheese and dark, chewy bread. I had to go for some cheddar & provolone after dinner to really enjoy this deep, dark, yeasty mutha of a beer. Slightly turned cider smell and taste.

Taste & Feel: Big carbonation from a normal pour into the glass, syrupy thick mouth feel with full body. As in the aroma, rum-like, cloves, rye bread, malts, and alcohol. Very little hops. Suggestions of chocolate and coffee add to the complexity, and the finish is warming, alcoholic, final, END OF THE EVENING. Dark. Moody. I find it's authentic, original, complex, but too sweet.

I like doppelbocks to be more refreshing and offer more hops, bitterness, and less alcohol, clove, and sweetness. Will try again at Christmas?

I feel about this as I do about xmas fruit cake. re-gift?

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Photo of DaveBar
3.65/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the LCBO 500ml bottle for approx. $3.20. Served at 8dec C in a draught glass.

A- Opened well, excellent head pouring to cloudy brown. Head stays for a looong time.

S- Excellent. Clove, coriander, cinnamon and yeast through out.

T- Definitely a wheat beer. Slightly sour and bitter. Not the best wheat example out there. Alcohol is very well hidden for 8.2%

M- Not bad. Bit grainy

O- Pretty good. Not worth a second try really.

Food Pairing

This unusual wheat beer paired well with... Grilled cheese sandwiches!


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Photo of Shiloh
3.65/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a full cola like offering with the exception of the deep tannish white head. No visable glass cling but ring and island lace are available for inspection.
The body is a medium and appears a little murky.
Carbonation light.
Aroma, a fruity alcohol challenge. No winner.
Taste has a spicy/fruit character to it. I pickup initially the taste of plum, backed by a shi(p)load of his fruity friends.
Warm alcohol back is secondary but noticable.

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Photo of brewmudgeon
3.65/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hate to do this, cause my reviews have been getting more positive generally, but honest is honest...
previus 4.3 overall

a 3.5 swirled the yeast up before pouring the last bit. a cloudy light-med caramel brown. the head is not much to speak of, fizzy and drops almost instantaneously, leaving a modest ring and negligible lace.

s 3.5 dunkelweisen smell, banana-clove, hints of brown sugar-coated canned pineapple, now bubblegum in large amounts and old bandaids. various alcools become more prominent as it warms.

t 3.5 sweet overripe bananas and some bandaids, finish accompanied by a lemony twang. doesn't taste unlike my recent hefeweizen homebrew.

m 4 smoot sticky medium body but the carb is farily prickly

d 4 if i'd brewed this, i'd probably come down pretty hard on it. not nearly so great as i remember, but still pretty drinkable.
and 3.29 ea this time for .5 litre, not really worth it

prev 4.5, 4.5., 4.5, 3, 4

cinnamon brown, pretty transparent. big head, good retention and lacing.
powerful aroma of red wine, slightly toasted pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, and raisins
taste introduces dates, cherries, and apples. sweetness is there but always held in check. finish is pretty short.
not as full-bodied as expected. lots of carbonation, so no need at all to be timid with the pour.
this is very drinkable. if i were to wish for perfection i'd make a bit fuller and creamier. but very impressed nonetheless. 8.2, not 8%, according to my bottle.


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Photo of lackenhauser
3.65/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

While weizens are not my favorite style I was intrigued by the "doppelbock" aspect of this particular brew.Pours a hazy amber brown color with a very nice head that slowly receeded.Little or no lacing left on the glass.Very grassy aroma-spicy,cloves,yeasty.Yeasty comes thru in the flavor-some phenols,sourness.Very pleasant mouthfeel-full bodied and high level of carbonation.Slight "puckering" effect which I like.Overall a very nice beer-wouldnt be my first choice but is a great change from the stout,IPA,amber,etc routine that the average beer drinker consumes.I'd have another.

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Photo of shererjt
3.65/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy chocolate milk color with a huge, light-beige head. Impressive looking. Nose was cloves and yeast, wheat, and some banana, too. Spicy and quite nice. Medium body. Chocolate, fruit, yeast, and cloves all were going at once. Busy, but good. Hardly any hop flavor or bitterness to speak of. Mouthfeel was okay; a little creaminess and not as much alcohol character as you'd expect based on the ABV. Drinkability was pretty good, too, but this wheat beer was made for sipping, not mass consumption.

Pretty darn good beer. Not for everyday use, but a nice change from the ordinary.

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Photo of kwalters
3.65/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I typically am luke warm when it comes to weizen/weiss beers. I've heard a lot of good things about Aventinus so I picked up a pint and gave it a try.

I'm not sure if the bottle got shaken up a bit on the car ride home from the store, but this beer poured with the biggest head I've ever seen. It was an off-white, light, beautiful foam. The beer beneath the head had a deep brown color with hints of amber.

The taste was just a bit less appealing than the appearance. I tasted hints of chocolate and spice and was left with an overall sweet taste. The typical grainy, wheat taste was also very noticeable, but not offensive as it has been for me in other weizen beers. Overall, this is the best weizen beer I've ever had and I'll not hesitate to pick up another.

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Photo of kingcrowing
3.66/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

.5l poured into a big German glass.

Pours a very dark cloudy and muddy brown wig a small light brown head. Nose is very malty and boozy.

Taste is malt and booze. It's good but really too much booze I think. This hurts the drinkability but still pretty tasty

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Photo of hckyfn9999
3.66/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with orange hues, with a nice head that lasts for a while.

Smell is of yeast and bananas with a little carmel.

Taste is similar to the smell. Sweet with a little banana and some yeast.

Mouthfeel is fine and its pretty drinkable although its not all its hyped up to be.

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Photo of jayfarley3
3.67/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass

A- pours a real murky dark brown with a nice off white head.

S- sweet bananas, spices and alcohol is noticeable

T- tastes a lot like it smells, sweet bananas and spices, the alcohol is covered up quite well.

M- very smooth and creamy, medium bodied, you would never know this is 8.2% abv by drinking it.

D- this is very drinkable, i will be getting this one again.

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Photo of mortarit
3.67/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Dark brown color with a thick present of the pour. Head recedes rather quickly to a quarter inch.

S - Smell is slightly malty, pretty sweet with very fragrant grape notes.

T - Sweet wheat flavor with a caramel-y malt aftertaste. Dark fruit notes of raisins and dates.

M - Somewhat thick consistency and a sticky feeling around the mouth

D - Very tasty beer, could be a benchmark for the style. I like the different it brings to beer community.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.68/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep trouble copper appearance with a nice head that stayed there for a while. Aroma is quite complex, mayble a little bit fruity and even roasty. Alcohol is very discreet. Not my favorite style or indeed a style that I know much about but I wouldn't mind trying this again.

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Photo of Caveworm
3.68/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH is another brew recommended to me by the knockout staff at my local craft/import shop. This is my first weizenbock. Poured from the bottle into a glass stein, this brew's got a creamy,light tan head that reminds me of nitrocanned beers with a murky,clear dark brown body. The lovely head and lacing get the majority of points here.

Kind of smells like clove&spices. I can dig it.

I taste the clove&spices, along with raisins and a hint of dark chocolate. This is kind of like an alcoholic birch or root beer in all of the very best ways. Its got a subtle cracked black pepper element about it that gives the aftertaste a small bit of oomph to Tap 6, according to my palate.

Mouthfeel is nice for this dark a brew. Not too light,and certainly not syrupy or chewy; just right.

Overall an outstanding 4 for my first weizenbock. I really the fact I couldn't much pick up the higher ABV when it came to the literal act of drinking this. But this is sure a creeper type of beer& a keeper too. I will certainly buy this brew again!

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Photo of Thunderball
3.68/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass. The amber brown liquid produced a nice tight head. The smell of malt and mature fruit is the first introduction to this brew. Smells sweeter than the taste which has some spice and yeast/malt bread like quality. Now the strange part, I detect a char grill on the finish. I'm not so sure I'm crazy about this one. The general consciences would have me believe I may have gotten an "off-bottle". I'll have to try this beer again in the future.

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Photo of harrymel
3.68/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle info: 10.354 3
0725 2823

Dunno what that means, but I think it's bottled around Xmas, 2010

A: pours a dark brown ale with limited clarity and a small hint of orange on the light source. Two fingers of peanut head falls slowly to a broken quilt of the same. Insane lacing.

S: Yeast wins. Clove, banana, coriander on the nose. Then the doppel aspect comes thru - darkened malts with molasses characteristics and some brown sugar.

T: match the nose. Add some hints of copper. Also some extra sweetness. The flavor is good, but not even close to the best or among the best doppelbocks. Too much copper flavor.

M: Medium to light for the style with moderate carb. Dry finish.

O: Good, but not special. I wouldn't put this with the best of the doppels.

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Photo of mschenk
3.68/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I bought a .5L bottle and poured into a pint galss. Beer poured a cloudy brown as would be expected with bottle fermentation.

Got a large head (3 fingers) creamy. but did not last long. Did not leave a lace as others have noted.

Slightly fruity smell but not overwhelming. I expected a stronger smell. Taste is also fruity with hints of chocoate and carmel. Very nice mouthfeel. Pretty good amount of carbonation.

I liked the drinkability. The after taste is very nice and. Leaves a nice fruity taste which kinda hides the 8% alcohol congtent although I can see that drinking a lot of this beer could be dangerous if you want to drive a car or operate heavy machinery.

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Photo of Buebie
3.68/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into an oversized snifter. 3 finger white cola head very quickly receeding to a qaurter inch cap. Very much colat like in head, with much snap crackly pop like noises.
Thin spotty lace.
The color on this beer is quite dark, almost black. A glowing unfiltered pale brown when held to light.

It smeels like a wheat wine, mollases, dark brown candy sugar, cloves, and many other spices.
Its somwhat sweet with a bitter root kick at the knose.

Aromas transfering to flavor, with a root beer like taste. Spice kicks in and cloves and root dominate. Carbonations tickes the pallet all the way through. Somwhat sweet, bordering on semi-sweet root beer beer.

Interesting, not somthing I'll seek out again, but definatly good to try.

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Photo of Vipsanius
3.68/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tried aging this beer for about 8 months but it didn't turn out so well, so the one I'm reviewing is fresh from a grocery store in TX. Although, it doesn't have a freshness date on it so I can't tell exactly how fresh. Poured a little bit cloudy amber color with a inch and a half head, which quickly dissipated and left absolutely no lacing.

The smell is very sweet with some malt and fig characteristics. The taste is for a split second malty and chocolately at first. Honestly, I probably wouldn't have even picked up on the chocolate if it wasn't listed on the bottle. That quickly gives way to a sweet and very fruity taste...cherries, figs, grapes, and other fruits. The finish has a lemony and grapefruit-like mild sour taste to it coupled with some vague herbs that linger a long time afterwards.

Kind of tastes like fruit juice but definitely has the weight and body of fruit juice plus carbonation. Overall, I think my expectations were a little too high for this beer but it's definitely one I wouldn't hesitate to buy again.

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Photo of samiam32
3.68/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

500 ml into a pint

Appearance - Like a very dark cider, brown with touches of red that give it an orange-ish texture to the light. The head is a this a this cream that crowns the cup into it's brown abyss.

Smell - Very similar to a bourbon with light alcohol level, the yeast provides a very pleasant aroma to the nose.

Taste - Begins very light and sweet. As the experience progresses, the yeast flavor hugs your throat lightly as it goes deeper in your mouth.

Mouthfeel - Begins as a moderate body, but as it progresses down, it gains some weight with the carbonation. Upon completion, it leaves a sweetness that makes this Beer unique.

Drinkability - It's deceptive: while light at first, it gets heavy as the experience progresses. Enjoyable, no doubt, but prefer less carbonation sting.

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Photo of jpiper
3.68/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 0.5l bottle into an Aventinus glass.

A wonderful hazy caramel brown with a pillowy white head which recedes to a thin layer. The lace is a little sticky on the glass, leaving spots of white foam as the glass is emptied.

A very nice smell, dominated by sweet and tart fruits - red apples. There are notes of caramel with a grainy base.

The red apples are on the flavor as well. Less sweet than the aroma. Actually quite interesting and balanced. An especially whole-wheat bready finish which cleans up the tart flavors and the gentle hop profile.

The palate is a bit thick and heavy on this beer. The carbonation is present, but the beer is chewy.

I found this to be an interesting, fairly easy to drink beer. When I poured it, I didn't really feel like drinking a whole pint, but I wanted to try this beer. After getting into it, my attitude was turned around. The heavy palate, however, made it a bit tougher to get through.

A good change of pace beer. It is a bit difficult to find where this beer will fit in. It's not a session beer, and with 0.5l bottles it's not an apéritif or an interest beer.

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Photo of cyrenaica
3.68/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this beer on July 5, 2007 after purchasing it from my local LCBO store. It poured a dark thick brownish colour into the glass with a large loose head that dissipated quite slowly. The aroma is a combination of malt and wheat tones. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy with hints of carbonation. The taste is also thick with hints of malt and yeast.

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Photo of Weizenmensch
3.69/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've had this beer several times before, and all of them were memorable occasions. Since you can't buy this in my home town, I bought a few when I was interstate and I saved this one until now, a cold winter's night, when you really want a weizenbock. But there's something wrong with this bottle - maybe because I've been storing it horizontally in the fridge for the past month or so, rather than vertically in a cool, dark place, the yeast kind of tastes funny. Best before 24.10.06 - I bought it about three months ago.

So here's my review - I'll edit it if a later bottle inspires me enough to do so.

Appearance: The head kind of died away quickly. Dark mahogany with not much red to it. Fairly effervescent, but not enough to keep the head going.

Smell: This is the part that tells me something's wrong with this bottle. Instead of christmas pudding, this tastes more like some amateur's home brew. Upsetting.

Taste: Despite the unusual smell, the taste is rounded, developed and satisfying. Sweet, chocolatey, rich like berries and stone fruit, and a brandy-like alcoholic nature to it. Tastes like a special occasion.

Mouthfeel: Sharp and fizzy, but this spreads the flavour around your mouth and makes the beer more exciting.

Drinkability: I remember one night I had the luxury of a few of these in a row. If I could afford it, I might drink these all night. Depends if you're in the mood for a nice weizenbock. Tonight I am, and if I had more, I'd definitely choose them over a thinner pilsener or pale ale.

Not the worst review, but I think with a good specimen bottle of this beer, it would get a better rating. Aventinus is renowned for good reason.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,468 ratings.
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