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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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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours a mahogany brown hue with a one finger, tan head that fizzles away almost immediately leaving no lacing.

Aroma: Surprisingly tame. I'm getting star anise, toffee, fudge, mild light roast coffee and plums. Notes of vanilla, bananas and cloves.

Taste: Sweet notes of candied apples, chocolate covered raisins and red figs upfront. A gentle caramel and crème brûlée flavor unfolds midpalate, followed by spicy yet restrained notes of rye bread, banana pudding, saltwater taffy and cloves. The entire tasting experience is blanketed by a dry, floral, woody, and slightly alcoholic taste akin to rosewater.

Feel: Light and crisp. Lager like but with noticeably more alcohol. Leans towards the sweet side of the beer spectrum, while still maintaining some balance.

Overall: I don't know what to say about this one besides that it's extremely delicious and well crafted. If you consider yourself a craft beer geek, this is one to add to your bucket list if you haven't had it already.

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

Pours a cloudy opaque dark brown with huge billowy, but fast fading, tan head. Smell: banana, clove, pear, vanilla, bubblegum, candied fruit, yeast, wheat, a whiff of alcohol. Taste: caramel, hint of chocolate, ripe banana, clove, dates, yeasty, subdued wheat, warming alcohol. Medium to full body, almost chewy, bready. Ever had chocolate banana bread? Wow, there is a lot going on here, all of it excellent. As a dunkelweizen fan this is a fantastic beer and a great option as the temperature randomly jumps from the 80s down to the 40s in north FL.

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Photo of wattoclone
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Exceptionally smooth, very dark brown and intensely malty with a sweetness and fruitiness that makes it seem almost like a Belgian Doppelbock. Actually, it is a weizendoppelbock rather than simply a weizenbock. Abundant apples, pears and banana in aroma and taste. Slight acidic twang mixed with the sweet roasted malt finishes it off perfectly. Cloudy and complex yet very drinkable and goes well with food. One of the best Bavarian beers available in bottles in the US it is a must try.

Bought a case of the 2015 version and found it to be boozy with less of the fruity character that was so great. I cannot be sure it is my palate or the beer, but I did find that if I cut it with about 25% of a good Bavarian dunkelweizen it was near perfect.

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Photo of brow1901
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really happy to find this brew at the store, I'll heard such good things about it.

A- Poured into a tulip the brew is light hazy brown, the color remindes me of a tootise roll. The head is pretty dense and bright white.

S- Nice smell, great wheat smell. Not burnt not to sweet like many american wheat beers. But the flavor is perfect. Probably as good as it gets in this style. Hints of chocolate and other dark fruits. The hops are not totally gone either. The taste has a sort of bite to it, a bitterness that stricks in the begining but fades to the malt sweetness.

M- So smooth, more smooth than almost anyother beer I can recollect. It's pretty amazing actually really enjoyable. The carbonation is so well done. The beer isn't too thick and not so thin it's like water.

D- Sooo drinkable, seriously buy as much of this beer as you can, you will never find another in this style that will be as good as Aventinus.

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Photo of apbarwood
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hazy brown color almost like a dark apple cider. A huge head of off-white foam typical for the style with plenty of lace and great retention. Aromas of banana, cloves, bubble gum, and a bit of green apple. Nice complexity but a could be stronger. The flavor is absolutely flawless. Typical Weizen flavors of bananas, clove and bubble gum. Also a nice malt backbone with a firm wheat flavor and a nice additional raisin/green apple fruitiness. Some added spices are noticeable as well like a bit of nutmeg. Hops are minimal and seem to act only to keep the beer from cloying. The fruity and spicy yeast-derived flavors are the real stars here. Huge carbonation as one would expect from a bottle conditioned beer of this style. Very refreshing with it's light body and massive carbonation. This is one of my all time favorite beers. A definite must try, especially if you like wheat styles.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was very exicited to finally get to try this, havent been able to get it locally, hopefully that will change soon. I must say with all the hype around it, it definatly lived up to my expectations. This is a supremely great beer in a class all its own.

A - Pour was extremely energetic and full of live. Great dark brown cloudy, hazelnut color. Huge off white, tannish color head billowed over the top creating a pillow like cloud over the glass. Superior retention, as the head stayed for what seemed like forever. Great lace throughout the entire session dripped down the glass. Look was pretty much perfect.

S - Aroma was intense, but had alot of subtleness as it warmed an was able to let itself go. Lots of fruitness was evident in the predominant wheat and yeast smell. Peaches, bananas and perhaps some plum were picked up. Lots of spiceness and hints at a fall or winter type aroma. Smell was light, nothing heavy at all.

M & T - First impression was simply wow. Great feel, soo silky smooth and light, and full of carbonation. Nothing overpowering at all, slight bit of warming from the alcohol, but nothing extreme or even distracting. The major flavor here was of course the wheat flavors, however there was a very complex mix of fruits and spices that played around on the palate. The just felt right, great glass.

D - Overall this was fantastic, drinkability superb and definatly one of the best beers I have ever had. I would put this up against and Belgian, any day. Really just a pleasure to drink. I cannot wait until the distributor gets this in around here, I have already cleared a spot in the fridge for it!

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Photo of Indybeer
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500ml bottle. I am a big fan of Weizens, and this is my first taste of a doppelbock. Pours a dark brown with hints of red, with a nice head that slowly settles. Aroma of cloves is evident. The first sip gives you that hint of chocolate and spices. Great mouth feel and finishes cleanly. An exceptional Weizen.

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Photo of JayQue
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A nice change of pace for this hop-head. This beer poured a nice dark brown, translucent color with a huge head that quickly disappeared to some lacing and covering the surface of the glass. Some citrus smell. Taste began with an astringent taste that dissolved into a citrus flavor. I have had some problems with strong astringent tastes (like Konig Ludwig Hefe Weizen). This beer is so nicely balanced that it just shows you an astringent taste and quickly dissolves to at citrus taste and a rich mouthfeel. I did not get any harsh alcohol taste and noticed the alcohol only in a slightly flushed feeling and a nice buzz. I would have enjoyed a second one and will definitely buy this beer again.

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Photo of DCon
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought a 500 ml - 1 Pint .9 fl.oz. bottle of this from 33 Wine & Tasting Bar in Lafayette Square (St. Louis), MO for $3.74. Poured from the Dark Purple colored label w/ Aventinus' photo on the front & back 3 times into my 0,3l Radelberger Pilsner Flute Glass. Has 11.126 3 on the back of the bottle.

Aroma- A dominant malt aroma starts this one off. Has a clean feel all the way through and a light but noticeable grape note. Nice!

Appearance- Pours a 2 finger head that is frothy and stays for a solid amount of time. Has a layered looking, caramel color body with semi-clarity. Leaves tons of lacing behind.

Flavor- Tons of rich malts and a light toasty background makes up this tasting. A ton of prunes and plums come up on the palate afterwards (more of a mouthfeel attribute but still enjoyed it in the flavor). Has a light bitterness level, light hops, and a sweet finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, and leaves TONS of plums and prune character on the palate. Malts also stay around for a while.

Overall Impression- I can't believe this is my first time enjoying this one! Awesome! The prune and plum character was unreal in here. Will be buying again and recommend anyone to make this purchase. True to style!

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Photo of chaduvel
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Time to drink a good beer for a change. Pours a dark murky brown with swirling yeasts and enormous thick tan head that I could barely contain in the glass. Be sure to swirl the yeast at the bottom of the bottle--it's imperative. Smells of bread with Nutella; with hints of chocolate and vanilla and some spices, clove, sweet. Rich tastes of dough up front with sweet dark fruits in the middle smoothed by a banana flavor from the yeast and some cloves and a warming alcohol sensation on the finish. This beer is 8% abv?! Wouldn't know it until the end. This is an amazing, complex, drinkable and flavorful beer.

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Photo of seedyone
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From bottle at home. Pours a slightly hazy brown with a rich, almost pure white head. Dissipates quickly to a vague lacing. The sweetness & malt dominate the aroma & the taste. Very smooth with a rich mouth-feel. Afterglow is slightly sweet, slightly caramel, w/some banana. It's very apparent why this stuff has been around so long. It must have made a few cold night very bearable.

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Photo of MbpBugeye
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Paulaner Weisbier glass.
A- Big, huge off white head. Long lasting with nice lacing. One of the best characteristics of a good German wheat. The body is Pretty much totally opaque and hazed over. Its a deep red with browns and purples and oranges.

S- Sweet, over ripe banana, moist bread, nuts, clove and some faint dark fruits and a wheaty/alcohol twinge. Very nice.

T- More of that really nice, sweet, over ripe banana and nuts and moist bread. Its just like banana nut bread. Lots more dark fruits and sugars. Plums and raisins and cherries on the finish.

M- The body is on the lower end of full but very fluffy and smooth. The carbonation is PERFECT. Its there to grip your tongue with some sharpness but not over powering. It promotes that fluffiness that the unfiltered wheat has.

D- The alcohol is really high for a beer like this but it is still not noticeable at all. This beer is really great. A perfect, darker option for warm weather and bier gartens.

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Photo of assurbanipaul
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Why, oh why have I waited so long to write a review? Always overlooked, forgotten, yet remaining one of my all-time, cross-style favorites. But perhaps a blessing in disguise, for it gives me an excuse to open a new bottle.

Pours a clear, dark chestnut with an enormous off-white head, requiring several pours to fill a glass, but retires quickly to just a fizzy ring. Aroma is sweet, sweet caramelized malt, pumpernickel and some light yeast.

Taste is a steady stream of caramel, butter rum and malty goodness. Faintly and subtly spiced with hints of syrup, nutmeg, cloves, raisins. Bready with very little alcohol presence in the flavors. Maybe a chocolate malt taste but not chocolate, just barely the taste of sour apple. Hint of bubblegum arrives late on the palate.

Mouthfeel is on the heavy side but well-carbonated and finishes clean with only a faint, gentile aftertaste. Full-bodied and fantastically easy to drink. A great example of both the dopplebock style and what an ideal beer should aspire to be.

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Photo of aaronh
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark caramel color with a thick, off white head. The head retention is tremendous, as it lasts seemingly forever. The aroma is roasted malt, bananas, clove, and a touch of alcohol. The taste is sweet and crisp, all at once. A great roasted taste is combined with a fruity, bready, yeasty component, all well balanced. A touch of bitterness is in the finish, along with the characteristic wheat crispness. The aftertaste brings to mind chocolate covered bananas, with just a hint of cloves. The mouthful is creamy, feeling sinful on the tongue. I think I could drink these all day long! I bought this particular bottle in November to celebrate a pending job (so I thought). I cracked it open tonight to celebrate a different job that was just finalized. Although I was expecting great things from this beer, it still surprised me. A must buy for any wheat beer lover.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This wheat dopplebock, or weizenbock, pours a dark brown opaque color with a thick foamy tan head that quickly dissipates. The scent is very malty and of wheat. The taste is very much of biscuity malts, with some caramel notes, and also there is a strong wheat flavor that I’m more used to experiencing with a much lighter beer. There is hardly any hop character to speak of. The alcohol flavor is amazingly mild also considering that this is a 8.2% beer, though as it warms up you taste it more. There is a full, creamy body, but the finish is very nice and crisp, which is very surprising considering the style and the darkness of this beer. This is a really different than a traditional dopplebock at least compared to what I’ve tried, but it’s really amazing. It has more in common with a dunkelweizen, but is heartier. This would be a nice beer to have with some good German sausage on a crisp fall day. This is really an amazing beer.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Dark amber red. Looks like a cola. Big tan head quickly fizzes down to nothing. No noticeable lacing.

Smell: A sweet and spicy mix of banana, clove, and vanilla with a hint of dark malts and dried fruit.

Taste: A sweet mix of dried fruit, banana, pepper, yeast, and caramel malts. A little bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation. Very smooth.

Overall: A great tasting mix of fruits and spices. Goes down pretty smooth with no sign of the high alcohol.

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Photo of alexmpino
4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured into a pilsner glass as recommended. from the second i opened the bottle the aroma was apparent. very pleasant. tiny bubbles continue to rise up. has a nice orangey brown color that you cannot really see through. overall taste is seriously exceptional. I don't really know if I have ever had this beer before today, but I do know I will have it again.

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Photo of BWH3
4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Aventinus 750mL Bottle served at 40-45 F from Goblet

Appearance: Pours a dark, fairly clear brown. Golden brown at the edges when held to light. Effervescent carbonation that destroys the head fairly quickly for a wheat beer.

Smell: Banana, spicy phenols, cocoa, toffee/burnt caramel sweetness, earthy hops. Fruity esters typical of weisse beers is quite prominent. No alcohol. The carbonation just leads the complex aroma to the nose with intensity.

Taste: Roasted malts giving a raisin like sweetness accompanied by banana esters and cocoa or toffee notes. Wheat sharpness present but not dominating. Noble, and spicy hops finish nicely. Hops prevelant compared to doppelbock or weisse beers. A spicy yeast phenols sting the throat at the end letting you know this one is bottle conditioned.

Mouthfeel: Richer and heavier than anticipated given appearance and carbonation. Still light enough to make the beer quite drinkable.

Drinkability: Either way -- one nice and slow or a massive stein to quench your thirst, appetite, and mind -- this beer is a true gem. I think reguardless of personal preference everyone will enjoy a bottle of this beer.

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Photo of WeimtimeBier
4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Nice off white pillowy head. Muddy caramel body body. Does not look incredibly inviting.

S- Awesome sweet bready smell, very yeasty aroma with some complex esters.

T- This is the king of the wheatbock. Very evident bread and yeast. A sweet alcohol is barely evident. There is also the most complex blend of esters. I get some banana like most weizen, and a predominent dark fruit. Figs I would say.

M- Very sweet thick malt. Heavy body and a bright tickly carbonation on the tongue.

D- Dangerously easy to drink. Very refreshing and although its thick, aventinus goes down smooth and easy. very enjoyable.

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Photo of ryanonline
4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

this beer pours a nice dark brown with an off white head maybe a finger high, good lacing.

a lot of scents explode onto the nose, chocolate, banana, raisin, cloves. and a somewhat direct malt smell. maybe some cinnamon on top of the clove.

taste is slightly sweet, with a nice malty base and notes of cloves and raisins throughout, no real hop flavor to speak of. finish of light chocolate.

the mouthfeel is very lightly spritzy with an overall creamy body. and clean.

this beer is incredibly drinkable, well balanced in the body, not overpowering in the flavor, just delicious beer.

love it. best of all, you would never know this is an 8% beer.

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Photo of JohnW
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours medium dark, cloudy and thick dense head, looks wonderful! Aroma what you would expect of a wheat beer, fruity, bananas, cloves, a touch more malty than the lighter wheats, and sweeter. Head clings to the side of the glass (I am lucky to have the special Weiss beer glasses, one from Scneider, and Unertl and Weltenburger, so I can serve them at home properly!!) Wonderful rich fruity taste, richer and more malty than pale wheat beers, balance just right between crisp freshness and malty sweetness, not too sweet, just right. But still retains that fresh zestiness of a wheat beer. Not sure I would have realised it is 8%, as its very easy to drink. I love this beer, definately in my top ten of all time favourites. Heaven would be drinking this at the Schneider Brewery tap in Germany!!!! If only....

John W
B'ham UK

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Photo of Golden2wenty1
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single at Steve's Liquor here in Madison.

Pours a cloudy dark apple cider reddish-brown with a one finger off-white head that sticks around for the pint. Smell is fruity/spicy/malty, heavy on the spice. Taste follows the nose, a nice malty body with grapey, dark fruit and spicy clove notes, gets a little chocolatey as it warms. Mouthfeel is rich but smooth with medium carbonation. Overall a very drinkable weizenbock, but beware the 8% - one or two will do the trick here. A very nice little beer indeed.

Year-Later edit: an amazingly complex and balanced weizenbock - truly the standard of the style with notes of apple vinegar, sweet maple syrup and white wine. a must try rendition of a unique style.

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Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This has already become my favorite weizenbock to date. Finally decided to review it.

Oh yeah, at $3.50 per bottle, how could you go wrong. This is a world class beer.

A- Beautiful deep mahogony. Looks like the color of a black cherry soda, but a little darker. Tan head. Lacing? Yeah sure, there is some.

S- Spices. Mainly cloves, cinnamon, and corriander.

T- That classic wheat taste is there for sure. Banana and orange peel flavors are strong. Cloves are abundant. Fruity at times and spicy at others. Alcohol is evident with every sip.

M- This is a really chewy weizenbock. Syrupy but not in a bad way. Went down rather smoothly.

D- A most enjoyable here too. I can taste the history as I drink it. Nothing sessionable at all about this beer but man it is tasty. A real gem.

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Photo of ocelot2500
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep, cloudy mahogany color that lets very little light through. Has a thick off white head rise very quickly and fall to a good size ring that leaves a moderate amount of lacing.

Smell is of sweet malts, dark fruits, and some chocolaty and slight roasted aromas. There is also a note of spice that adds to the complexity.

Tastes if the dark fruit esters first with some phenolic clove flavors coming through. The spice flavor is complimentary and adds to the overall experience. The chocolate taste comes through as well, but is more evident when the beer warms.

Mouthfeel is creamy and lighter than expected. This beer tastes heavy, but feels simliar to a Hefeweizen.

The drinkablility is great, especially at 8.2% ABV.

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Photo of Trentonator
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice thick, creamy head, the color of the beer is gorgeous! It's at once brown with purple tints, some red and black too. Head lasts a little too little, but it's very large. Smell is awesome too, I get some raisins, banannas, maybe a hint of toffee. Taste-spectacular! Absolutely delicious, almost "chewy", it tastes so incredibly rich, it's almost sinful. High marks for this beer all around.

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