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.

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

Bottled: WOW! Came out a little fizzy, but the head died down immediately. The color is a slightly cloudy brown. Malty, wheat and cloves make for a rich taste. Undertones of alcohol, but doesn't overpower the taste. Nose is a bit floral. Also hints of clove. Very full taste. VERY GOOD! This bottle was aged for a year and a half. It was much better than when new!

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

Pours nut brown with a monstrous head that dissipates to nothing.

Smell is dark fruit such as plum and raisin and sweet carmelized malt. Light nuttiness. Slight alcohol notes.

Taste is similiar to the nose. This brew has a strong dark fruit presence with the plum flavor taking the lead. Sweet malt with hints of nut and caramel. A touch of hops in the finish with spices such as pepper and clove. The high ABV is well hidden.

Mouthfeel is medium and highly carbonated. I don't normally like carbonation, but in this brew it works fine.

This is an amazing, complex brew. I have not had another brew quite like this. If you haven't had it, you need to get it.

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

500ml bottle poured into a wheat beer glass

A: Pours dark caramel brown, hazy, massive 3+ finger light brown bubbly and frothy head that dissipated fairly quickly.

S: Clove/banana, ripe pear, a little caramel, esters almost resembling a belgian.

T: First thing that comes to mind is balanced, complex, and delicious! You get the sweet and savory combination of banana and caramel, there's some more ripe fruit that adds more brightness. All this combine with the clove/vanilla spice notes and big malt character to lend it a rum cake like flavor. Has nutty qualities, maybe raisins, borderline dark fruits as well. There's somewhat of a milk chocolate quality in the middle and finish. The alcohol esters are massive, but the alcohol taste itself is completely hidden. The dark, bold flavor and complexity is akin to huge Belgian Dark ale. It's that good!

M: Carbonation is actually a little lighter than I was expecting, that said, it's pretty much at my ideal level for the style. The body is probably the fullest and richest I've had for the style, it's a little viscous and surprisingly creamy and smooth. Luscious is the best descriptive.

D: This is probably the best wheat beer and/or doppelbock I've had. It's nearly perfect, despite the amazingly full/complex flavor and luscious mouthfeel, it still has a light and airy quality to it that makes it extremely drinkable and I completely don't sense the 8.2% alcohol.

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Photo of Risser09
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

1pt. 9oz. bottle (500ml) poured into a pilsner - Not sure what year this one is from - Cellar temp

Appearance: Pours a transparent brown color with orange highlights. Tall 3" head that is off-white in color. Foamy head has excellent retention. Foamy lace sticks to the sides of the glass.

Smell: A bit lactic and sour in the nose. Banana and clove are the dominant aromas here. Biscuit lemon fruit tarts and wheat round it out.

Taste: Wheat is a big flavor. Biscuity chewiness mixes with a mild tartness. Banana, clove and lots of other spices. Reminiscent of a traditional Belgian Strong Ale (spice-wise). Mild dark fruit flavors like raisin. Biscotti. Very complex and tasty.

Mouthfeel: Bubbly and palate cleansing. Smooth and medium to heavily bodied. Plenty of bready chewiness. Sugary. Alcohol is hardly noticeable.

Drinkability: Awesome. This is the marked example of a doppelbock. Very well balanced blend of flavors, sugars, alcohol and palate cleansing refreshment. Highly drinkable. Paired well with a lavender/fennel chevre. Will be getting some more of this stuff.

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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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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,453 ratings.
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