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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

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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Reviews: 2,121 | Ratings: 4,414
Photo of BrewSomerville
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The aroma is sweet smelling, fruity and spicy.

The colour is a dark, cloudy, murky brown. Head retention was O.K. and left enough lace to make a doily.

The flavour...Wow, just look up the word complex in the dictionary and you will see some Aventinus being decanted. This Beer has flavours of cloves, raisins, bananas, dates, and prunes. There isn't much hop influence. The high gravity of this Beer is given away in its flavour.

The mouthfeel is as smooth as silk, and I was surprised that it wasn't very gassy.

Overall I love it and I will continue to drink it.

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Photo of ThirstyBird
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500ml bottle
A nice thick oatmeal colored head that slowly falls to a quarter inch tall head. It is a pretty brew...nice cloudy honey brown in color.
Smells of wheat, clove and malt.
Sweet chocolate covered cherries hit me off the bat. Raisins follow.
Medium body. Effervescent carbonation initially when mellows with time. After a while the beer becomes quite smooth.
The carbonation when first poured was a bit much but after it settled I was a happy man. This is one of the great Weizenbocks. I have an aged one that I am eager to try and will look for it on tap which should be interesting.

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Photo of nickss
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a deep cherry walnut hue with a MONSTER of a head. The head gradually subsides to about a 1/2" beige cap.

Smells of fruits are overcome by big whafts of banana. There is a richness to the smell, a tone of quality and solidity. Also a strong bite of clove and malt to the odor... excellent smelling brew.

Incredible tasting beer. Fruity, zesty, and rich. Lots of banana, with the addition of dark fruit. I cannot taste too much of the chocolate that the brew says is in the taste, but a small hint of toffee is certainly there. As the beer warms, this becomes more evident. There is a brevity and tightness to the finish that is common in many high-quality hefe's.

The mouthfeel is rich, creamy, yet lively. A delight as soon as it hits your tongue.

All in all, what an incredible beer... a beautiful example of how hefe's and bocks can be combined to create an outstanding brew.
I paid $4.50 for this 500ml I believe, and will certainly grab it again the next time I see it.

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Photo of bassmantin
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very cloudy light brown. Thin light head dissipates quickly with little lacing. The cloudiness makes the color fascinating. Smell is fantastic. I can tell this is going to be a great wheat. Taste is amazing... complex with spiciness that lingers on the palate. It has all the spiciness and drinkability of a traditional hefeweizen but packs a bigger punch. The taste seems to go on forever. This is the kind of beer that you could drink all night.

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Photo of silverblaze540
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Poured with a four-finger, creamy and lightly tan head. Lots of lacing, and dissipates quickly. The color is a dark burnt orange. Very cloudy, can't really see through it. Very bubbly.

S - Strong wheat notes. Malty and some sweet dark fruits.

T - Sweet dark fruits at the front, followed by a malty middle. The finish is wheaty. Not bitter at all.

M - Medium heavy to thick in body. Alcohol and carbonation burn are minor.

O - Really like the taste of this one. I like the maltiness and sweetness. Wheat is not necessarily my favorite taste, but it works here. My favorite weizenbock so far.

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Photo of BitteBier
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours with cloudy, dark tones that hint at the dark flavors that round out the taste. Ripe, fruity (banana?) aromas are inviting but are only part of the full flavor profile, which starts wonderfully crisp and finishes with a dark, full flavor. Exceptional mouthfeel. I can't imagine drinking tons of this, but I also can't imagine liking too many beers more than I like this one.

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

look - very hazy brown color, nice frothy head with good retention

smell - strong smell of bananas with a hint of clove

taste - wow. spicy complexity hits the palate first. very malty. tastes like their could be some molasses or brown sugar involved. finishes dry and a tiny bit citrusy. super-well balanced.

feel - full-ish bodied. half smooth and half crisp. ABV is undetectable

overall - love it, recommend it, awesome beer

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Photo of StevieW
4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer really impressed me. Dark amber brown with a big white foamy head. Thick rich taste and feel for a wheat. Heavy yeast flavor, almost chewy, but delicious. Hints of roasted malt and nutty as well. Is there brown sugar in this ? It tasted great. 8% ABV warms you quickly, but easy to drink. 1/2 hour after drinking, I was wishing for more. I only had one bottle, comes in a basic brown bottle with a purple label. A beer worthy of a national championship game or a holiday meal !

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Photo of pootz
4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My first chance to drink this world famous wheat beer. Looked forward to it and finally some arrived circa 2003 production. It appears to be a wonderful hybrid of two beer styles...heffe weizen and dopple bock and the advantages of both beers comes through.

Came in a tall 1/2 liter crown top with a lush looking label with some medieval geezer on it....write up on the beer's bottle fermentation Champaign-like process. Has a coded date and lot code useless to me to decipher.

Poured a clouded mahogany-red with a fine-pored tan cap that stacked out of the glass then stayed as a fine 1 cm cap that rode out the whole drink. Highly effervescent.

Gloriously understated aromas of spice-figs and sweet malt hints of cocoa.

Starts with a peppery, malty departure then builds on the palate and tongue to a rapturous complex mixture of spices, nuts, sweet roasty malt, citrus peel with cocoa undertones with a somehow, full...but clean, gritty body...then the back end changes significantly to a mellow banana-clove overtone with sweet malt and some hop balance....leaving an after taste that is semi sweet and infused with a dozen different lingering spicy tastes leaving the tongue embattled....then...subtle "warming" from the 8%ABV...which doesn't crash down on you as it does in other strong beers that don’t hide their Alcohol well.

WoW!! This is bottled ersatz ecstasy ! Back to the LCBO for more, I hope it cellars well.

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Photo of Daredevil
4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Foamy head, elegant bulbs, malty bitterness is formidably smoothed with flavours of dark chocolate, peach, figs and hints of tropical fruits (mango?);

This is the grand cru blanc de noir champagne of beers, complex but accessible ...

Handle with care (8 % ABV !!) ...

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Photo of Mryup
4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy tootsie roll brown with a toasted course head. Gentle pour produces a lot of head. Very unique look.

S: Wow...amazing complexity. Plenty of fruity aromas mixed in with a very rotund wheat. Mmmm...spices, a little clove and sweet toasted malts. And I know I'm not picking everything up. Theres more that my barbaric senses just can't place. Absolutely amazing. I'm looking forward to this.

T: Mind boggling. Any brew dork can make a beer with tons of flavors but it takes a master to balance them and make them all work. A wheat foundation with strong fruits, bananas in particular dominate with spices, clove and others (I think I detect cinnamon but that can't be right, can it?) Sweet dark malts with an unidentified hop bring a complexity and balance that you don't see everyday in a beer. I am truly impressed and a little in awe.

M: Very wet with a medium to thick mouthfeel. It lets you know your effing around with something that has teeth.

D: Jesus, it's 8.2% alcohol but doesn't quite act it. A clear sign of a well balanced, masterful brew.

Overall a stunning brew worthy of your attention. My only disappointment is the lack of a bottling or expiration date. Since its bottle conditioned I really want to know how old it is so I can make this tasting the bar to compare future tastings with. Oh well.

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Photo of BassAssassin
4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Nice and cloudy, as it should be. Deep brown in color with a think head. Head disappears rather quickly, however.

S: Big time clove and malt aroma. Spicy and yeasty. Hint of alcohol. Great preview of what's to come.

T: Sweet and spicy. Lots of clove and yeast flavors. The yeast does wonders for this beer. Subtle hints of fruit and rum. Malt is dominant, however the warming alcohol seems to balance quite nicely. Complex and exceptional.

M: Full bodied. Slick and syrupy on the tongue. However, there is a pleasant softness due to the wheat; and a crispness due to the considerable carbonation.

D: Drinkability overall is good. Soft yet crisp mouthfeel makes this feel almost like a session brew. However, the high ABV limits it. I almost wish it felt more like a sipping beer. Either way it's damn good. Benchmark for the style. This is definitely a beer I'll be drinking again.

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Photo of yael6666
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, cloudy, beer. Good foam that forms a great head, good lace.
S:Fruty caramels, alcohol all around.
T:Syrupy.. almost chewy... alcohol... maybe rum...Hops... and sweet caramels that balance very well the alcohol.

Not comparable with weissbiers, more comparable with doppelbocks... strong character.
Elixir from the gods... you cant go to heaven if you havent tried this beer...

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Photo of goochpunch
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a murky brown with carbonation running up the sides of the glass forming a thin ring of bubbles around the liquid's surface. Smells strongly of bananas and light rum booziness with slight chocolate from the dark malts. The best way to describe the flavor of this beer is chocolate drizzled and lightly clove spiced banana bread. Tastes like a pumped up dunkelweizen all around. Just a hint of alcohol. Additional flavors of raisins, dates, and other dried fruits. There is also a very bright tart and sweet combination in the finish that prevents this from becoming to tiring on the palate. Mouthfeel is of sturdy body with pleasant viscosity combined with lively bubbles. With excelent body and flavor makes this a great drinker.

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Photo of wedge
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clouded mahogany with a thin, bubbly off-white head that lingers throughout. Very rich, delicious aroma of ripened dark fruits, light complex phenols, and spices. The taste is a mosaic of savory deliciousness. Luscious malts, tart fruits, soft spices, wheat, even a hint of chocolate - the flavors just wash over the tongue. Medium-full body with a slight creaminess and just a trace of alcohol.

Damn that's good beer. Outstanding.

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Photo of supercolter
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance- is good, very large head that dissapated a bit quicker than I would have liked, but some decent lacing
Smell- wow, this stuff is the real deal, caramelly dark fruity malt smell up front, very slight bitterness to finish
Taste- also quite good, very slight caramelly fruit taste up front, a tiny bit of alcohol and malt to finish
Mouthfeel is good as well slightly carbonated, with a decent heavy feel
Drinkability- whoops is it gone, well back to the fridge

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Photo of BMoney575
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on 4-16-08

Pours a slightly hazy gold/brown, with a foamy off-white head that settles to a nice film.

Smell is subtle malt, with a hard cider edge. Sweet, and almost overtly fruity. Interesting, and good.

Taste is surprisingly complex, lots of fermented fruit, and a clove edge. Well balanced, and quite light for being so sweet. Finish is sweet, but with a hop zing.

Mouthfeel is very good, carbonation is present, but light too keep things thick but not too heavy.

Drinkability is also good, most doppels are overly sweet but this one pulls it off.

Overall, a very good beer, and lots of fun at 8.2%. I'll definitely be having this again.

Score Edited: 3-27-09
2005 Vintage (special edition)

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Photo of MisterClean
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml at the Shack in Sac.

A - Poured a dark brown, with light head, which dissipated quickly.

S - Plums, figs, and malts.

T - Excellent. Plum, figs, tart apples, and roasted malts.

M - Sweet, lightly carbonated. Excellent.

D - Excellent beer. I could drink several.

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Photo of czechsaaz
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is slightly sweet but is distinctly "Wheaty." There's also a lot of estery fermentation aroma and some phenols as is common with Bavarian Wheat beers. Not as powerful phenolic as a bavarian weiss, but some of the character is there in a light banana nose.

Deep reddish brown colored with a huge off white head. Lots of rising carbonation. Great balance of sweet flavors and light hops and wheat dryness. Everything plays together well.

Flavor is initially sweet and malty. But there's definitely the dry tartness from high % of wheat in the grain bill. Very fruity and caramel flavors on the back end.

Full bodied and creamy on the palate. A little bit warming halfway through the glass. Body is not so big that it seems thick.

Very smooth and easy driking for an 8% beer. A benchmark beer for the style. Not necessarily the best (there's a czech brewery that makes a better one IMO) but if you want to know what a Weizen DoppelBock is all about, this is where to start.

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Photo of hyland24
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 500ml amber bottle with purple and gold label into a flute glass. The bottle states the ABV is actually 8.2% not a big difference from the 8.00% the site lists.

It poured beautiful. A cloudy amber that showed a light almost golden hue at the bottom of the glass and gradually grew darker towards the top where it was topped off by a perfect off white inch thick foam head. The head did not last long and the speckled lacing also faded rather quickly. There was a steady line of carbonation flowing from the bottom center, straight to the top without touching the sides all the way until the final sip.

The smell was phenomenal. Strong scents of fruit, sweet smelling with a slight alcohol finish. Probably the best smelling beer I have sampled to date. I could actually smell it from the bottle almost 3 feet from where i was sitting even before it was poured.

The taste was impressive as well. Fruity with tastes of raisin, pear, and apricot finishing with a fairly strong alcohol presence. although not overpowering.

The mouthfeel was refreshing. Full bodied, and highly carbonated but not to the point where it effects the taste of the beer.

This is an excellent example of this beer style. I normally dont write this long a review but this beer blew me away. I actually am upset because I am down to my last few sips and I only have this one bottle in the house. I would go out of my way to find this beer again and highly recommend to anyone interested in this beer style or any beer style for that matter. I actually just swirled the last bit left in the bottle to pick up the remaining yeast and poured it into the glass which created a cascade similar to a fresh poured guinness with tiny clumps of yeast that settled in the bottom of the glass. The 8.2% ABV prevents this from being considered a session beer but I would drink these till last call and then sleep on the curb outside the bar. Its that good.

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Photo of sacfly
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful brownish red, slight haze after pouring the rest of the 500ml bottle. Medium head with medium bubbles. Smells of caramel, grain, and a hint of ripe/overripe fruit. Light clove. Taste is similar to the smell. Medium to heavy body that feels velvety to the mouth and tongue. Powerfully rich and deep. A hint of chocolate in the taste. Outstanding. Yeast and caramel in the aftertaste. A wonderful brew for a cool/cold night. Everything is just about perfect down to the chosen serving size.

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Photo of diamondc
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz bottle with a 10.012 code on the back.

A: Dirty, murky brown with a ruby tint. Massive head that eventually dies down to a small cap of foam. Not much lacing though.

S: The requisite cloves, bananas, with cinnamon, vanilla, milk chocolate & cherry aromas present. Bless those yeasts.

T: Almost a mirror of the smell. Very bread-like with the chocolate and tart cherry flavors in balance with the banana/clove.

M/D: Close to perfection on the mouth-feel. Creamy, yet bubbly with the alcohol making itself slightly noticeable when warming up. Like a dunkelweizen on steroids. Definitely worth multiple purchases.

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Photo of Graebner
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a ruby brown with a finger of creamy head that dies down to just a layer of froth. Lots of bubble column activity. The beer is unfiltered and bottle fermented, so it's translucent, though clearer than most similar beers.

Smells of fruit and freshly baked bread, with noticable esters and a barely-burnt popcorn aroma sneaking in. The above-average smell belies the incredible taste.

Taste is very sweet cake with rum, cloves, and nutmeg, some dried dark fruit (raisins, maybe dates, and prunes), lush caramel and toffee flavors, and a crisp and nutty finish. Wow. This one is really a complex and powerful brew, worthy of kings.

Mouthfeel is balanced extremes. The up front taste is syrupy sweet, but the finish is equally extreme with crisp, biting carbonation and a touch of hops and alcohol. The two titans balance each other perfectly, like yin and yang, or Laurel and Hardy, or the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. It's like having a Mac truck on either end of a see-saw. It's amazing. Few indeed are the places one can find such tremendous expressions of a particular trait, yet also find them in balance and not overpowering. The beer finishes cleanly, no cloying. A slight alcohol taste remains, but it's *very* slight and mixed with malty goodness and traces of hops. This is GOOD brew.

Overall, a beer I could drink all night long. This one will do your stomach right, I think. At $3.59 for 500ml (~17oz), it will do your wallet right as well. This is a winner, simply an astounding presentation of the style. This makes two excellent beers by Schneider & Sohn, and I expect the weissen-eisbocks I have downstairs will be a third. Get this stuff.

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Photo of gford217
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy brownish amber with a fluffy white head that dissipates to a ring but with tons of carbonation drifting up from the bottom.

Aroma is very complex and sweet. There is the sweet banana sweetness of the wheat in addition to caramel malts and dark fruits and even some spices.

The taste is an even bigger version of the aroma with the caramel malts really melding well with the sweetness of the wheat - cloves and bananas especially. The alcohol burn comes through slightly in the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation and sticky sweet.

This is the best weizenbock I've ever had and one of the best German beers I've tasted. Highly recommended!

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Photo of Cs1987
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Dark reddish brown, almost opaque. 2 fingers of head with decent retention.

Smell - Sweet with banana and chocolatey malt. Quite addictive.

Taste - Not quite up with the Weizen Eisbock in terms of strength, but still very enjoyable and complex, with banana, spices and a great dark malt backbone.

Mouthfeel - A classic medium bodied wheat beer texture. Quite lively.

Drinkability - It is too easy to forget this is 8.2 % ABV.

Overall - Simply outstanding.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,414 ratings.
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