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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany | website

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

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4.31
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Photo of willgro
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent dark wheat beer from germany, mabye as good as it gets. definitely one of the best, i would say top five examples of darker wheat beers in the world. i really love it, and buy it at every opportunity. it has a clovey taste with a subtle maltiness. Overall the beer is amber, but is a true example of the darker wheat beers. it is one of my absolute favorites, so try to buy it as soon as you can. the head on it is perfect and the beer has a great overall body. excellent with sausages or just by itself. this is truly a remarkable beer.

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Photo of 99bottles
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I tried this last weekend on tap, after much searching and seeking. Mmmm. It looked wonderful. It smelled deep and yeasty, like stacks of hucked wheat, like the soil from which it once came. It lacked the sweety, esteric character of the 'look how high our ABV is' wheat bocks, and I suppose it should. This is, so I'm told, the benchmark for a weizenbock. The nose was great, everything I expected. The appearance too, what I anticipated. The taste. Well, the taste knocked me off my bar stool and I hit the ground with such a resounding thud, I flew upwards 15,000 miles into the stratosphere of YUM. This is a seriously delicious beer. It had the wheat/yeast tone I expected, and yet there also were subtle pickerings of hop, of sticky malt, of vibrant carbonation. Sweet, but only enough to make you want more. An aftertaste you'd like to call sour, but really just readies your palette for another complex and delicious sip. The beer really surprised me. The 8.0% amazes me. It's there only because you expect it to be. It's a travesty to think that the invisible ABV hurts its drinkability. If only the availability in PA was better, I would have crowned myself a new king in Beerworld. Thank goodness for NJ. Go try. I hope the reviews aren't suffering from poor handling, but I do realize this is primarily a bottled beer in the States. I'm sure it's good in bottles, but on tap, the flavors are so intense, they last forever in the finish, and they slide gracefully across your tounge like you just ate a silk shirt dipped in axel grease. It's that good. Wow. WOW. KClinger's has it right now on tap upstairs. It's worth whatever you have to do to try it. Cheers!


-Update: Great from bottles also, but I prefer the tap.

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Photo of turdburglar
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an Aventinus glass.

Beautiful copper color with a big creamy off-white head.

Aroma is yeasty, spicy clove, bananas and maybe peanuts.

A HUGE beer. The flavor is incredible: wheat, sweet malt, dark chocolate, banana, molasses. Spicy and a bit nutty. Finishes with a nice warming alcohol presence. Perfectly balanced.

World class.

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

Presentation: 500ml bottle poured into 500ml pilsner glass.

Appearance: A deep reddish bronze with a large fluffy tan head that dissappates quickly. Pretty opaque... only faint traces of light.

Aroma: Ripe bananas and some spices (clove?). Also, I detect a faint licorice aroma.

Taste: Sweet and malty up front with a nice warming effect from the alcohol. The cloves are coming through again as well as the faint hint of licorice. Finishes sweet--a warm cinnamon bun with raisins. *Update: The beer has warmed a bit and I'm picking up some delicate fruit flavors, raspberry in particular. The hops are also coming through more now that the temperature has risen to about 55-60 degrees F.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and creamy, chewy even. Warming from the alcohol, but not overwhelming.

Drinkability: Very good. I could have 2 or 3 pints of this in a session and enjoy each one all the more.

Overall: Highly anticipated, and now much respected, Aventinus is a legend well worth the hype. Dopplebocks are one of the most fascinating styles and this is an amazing interpretation of such. If you see it buy it, its that simple.

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

To me, this was one of those truly eye opening beers... sure you got your beers that are hyped up and deliver... to me, this was a beer i expected to be solid (it is top 100), but it really blew me away... I have no idea how it took me so long to have one of these..

A: Rich reddish-brown body rests beneath a huge, frothy, bubbly off-white head which slowly dies down to a nice bubbly skim... could use a tad more lacing.

S: Delicate. Refined. Perfected. Bananas. Wheat. Yeast. Clove. Dried raisins. Figs. Cherries. A bit of caramel and an ever so slight alcohol.

T: The taste is intricate. Perfectly transitioning between the lighter banana and wheat notes to the richer raisin, fig, cherry and caramel notes. Alcohol is slight, and let you know you are drinking a big brew.

M: The light-medium body is remarkable for such a richly flavored creation. Great carbonation levels tingle the tongue and leave a refreshing, crisp finish.

D: Off the charts. Wish I had more than the one bottle in front of me right now. A truly great beer!

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

This is the first beer I'm re-reviewing in a different serving type. Why? Cause it's freakin' great. Poured into my big ole' weizen glass, the head took up half the height at first. The bubbles swirled around like living organisms until they settled into sweet beer. Once I tasted this, the malts and banana flavors were brilliant--sweet, rich, beautiful...poifect. This is unique. I don't know of any other beers that taste like this...or look like it. It's dark purple, dear heavens. You have to try this just to say you did, or because it's one of the best brews out there. Great. Bold. Innovative. Try it, my friend.

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

This was one of my two lunch beers today, and it's a classic that I've enjoyed many times -- this time in a bottle. Deep copper brown color -- like mahogany furniture or something, really. Head dissipates a bit faster than most wheat beers, but the aroma is strong. Raisinets and wheaty lemon zest. Tastes great as well. Someone put their Christmas gift basket of fruits and bittersweet chocolates in this beer. Wheat finish with a stronger malt presence up front. Overall a nice combination of flavors. Great beer. The vintage 1996 and 1999 are, to my recollection, even an improvement upon this.

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

Beer bottle (50cl), tasted in 2006.
Appearence : Dark unfiltered wheat bock
Smell : A wonderfull banana aroma
Taste : malty, well balanced with cloves, fig and raisin
Mouthfeel : A fruity chocolate finish
Drinkability : a very good weizenbock beer, very complex and sophisticated

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

I bought this bottle up in Portland at a Whole Foods Market.

The color was a unique color that can be called a hazy, almost purple hued amber color. The beer poured with a big, beautiful head that retained very well. Lacing hung out around the top half of the glass.
The nose was sweet banana and with some yeasty, spicy elements to it as well.
The taste was spectacular, and no beer that I've encountered compares. The taste ranges from both bananas and also darker fruites to bready and doughy. This beer is complex, and my girlfriend commented about it's favorable comparison to wine. An excellent brew. Warmed nicely and allowed more flavors to slowly peak out.
This is a medium to full bodied beer that retains it's high drinkability because of the complex taste. I didn't want to put this down, and I am already considering driving up to Portland to pick up a few more bottles.
One truly great brew.

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

What a fine, fine beer! I wasn't expecting to like this beer as much as I did. Complex doesn't begin to describe it. Pours out to a plum darkness in the glass with a light brown head that reminds you of brown sugar. The aroma is that of fruit. The taste. Man, the taste. Where to begin? Initially, there is a presence of nutmeg, cloves and banana, much like a regular wheat beer. But just when you think this is what you get, the beer transforms as it warms and the clove/banana taste leaves and a warm fruit taste of raisins takes over. A wonderful beer that truly hides the 8% ABV very well.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap review from recent München trip - 11OCT02.
I had a few of these on tap at the Weisses Brauhaus in Munchen...ooooh baby!! Poured a cloudy brown, with a huge, whipped head which lasts all night. Nose has clove, yeast, banana, chocolate...oh baby! Body is medium, and it's much smoother on the tongue from the tap than the bottled-version. Flavors produced are more clove, yeast, banana, chocolate, some malt and even a hint of raisins! Has an oh-so-smooth finish. Superb!! A huge Prosit for this one!!!!

overall: 4.7
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4.5

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Bottle review of 02MAR02:
This is a real nice one!! Pretty tawny russet-brown color, a touch hazy if you swirl the yeasties in (I do!). Sizable, fine, creamy tan head sticks around a bit, leaving nice lacework!. Nose is an appetizing, fruity banana-yeasty nose, with clove and chocolate as well. Nice fruity, sweet taste; bananas and cloves are evident. Has nice body, but I wish it were just a tad less carbonated...a bit prickly on the tongue. All-in-all a very pleasurable bier! (4.5/4.5/4.5/4.0/4.5 = 4.45)
Prosit!!

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Photo of kmcnair
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My 500ml bottle pours a rich deep amber color into my tall glass and creates a nice tan head. Note: Wow, that is a lot of yeast in the bottom of my glass.

The boquet is thick, sweet and malty with a strong presense of fruit, wheat & spice. Its quite nice.

Flavor is spicy, sweet and has qualities of a belgian tripple. It has a fruity like banana flavor and some hints of nutmeg. The alcohol is definately there, but it is not overbearing.

Mouthfeel is thick, bubbly and very crisp.

Whew... down to the end of my glass and I am certainly feeling it. This one is a great way to unwind after a long day of work, but I don't think I could put many of these down in one sitting.

Overall I really enjoyed this one. Definately my favorite Doppelbock to date.

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

Poured from a bottle into Watou chalice. Not sure if this is the proper glassware, but what the hell it looks good. Deep reddish brown color with thick head which quickly disappears to a thin ring around the glass.

I'm trying to increase my exposure to German beers, and this one proves that the Germans know what they're doing. Aroma is extremely inviting, bready and fruity. It delivers the fruit bread flavor and adds an alcohol punch.

Nice.

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

I poured a 500 ml capped bottle into a traditional hefe wiezen glass.

A: It poured a murky, cloudy brown body. A moderately aggressive pour generated a massive three finger dark caramel head. The head lingered for a time then receded to a light cover over the liquid. It supported a thick curtain of lacing that did not last very long into the xperience.

S: It had the strong aroma of yeast from the dough of a dark nutty bread and sweet medium roast malts. The sweet aromas were complex and included brown sugar, ripe dark fruits and rich cream maple syrup.

T: It is a smooth and creamy malty brew that has a nice even but pronounced sweetness that coats the mouth. There is no bite to this brew, its all about the balance of malts and yeasts. Its sweetness is not overpowering at all...just a nice balanced bundle of joy.

M: It is a creamy and full bodied brew that is deceptively light on the palate. Its sweet without being syrupy, has a balanced carbonation and strong enough ABV to clean the palate but sufficiently hidden to provide a nice warm glow that lingers long after the swig is gone.

D: It is a wonder of balance...sweet but not too much so, hidden but high ABV, and nice even carbonation. It is full bodied by light on the palate. A wonderful drink that I could drink several of in a session.

Comment: I am becoming a real fan of Weizenbock...and this is the head of the class (so far).

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A:
Pours a crazy, cloudy brown the color of chocolate milk with a creamy, puffy, perfect tan head. Excellent retention; excellent lacing. Lovely!

S:
Citrus, sunscreen, bananas, doughy yeast. Very mellow.

T:
Fresh, earthy fruit-rind flavors followed by a quick dash of peppers and some low rumbling hoppiness at the finish. Wow.

M:
Rich and creamy, there is good carbonation. Medium body. Exactly what it should be.

O:
Really fantasic stuff! First off, it is gorgeous. I have never seen a beer that looks like this one but it looks exactly how it should. Everything else is as well-balanced and unoffensive as anyone could hope for. Interesting. Fantabulous.
Would get again in a second. Must be heavenly on tap....

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

A world classic, This beer is not in a style,, it defines a style. This particular bottle is probably 1 1/2 years old. I usually buy by the case and slowly consume over time keeping a bottle or two in the fridge always.

bottle is a 16.9 oz crown (standard) and of course served in a .5l Aventinus glass.

color: dark brown with light tan head covers the wide glass.
aroma: fruity, banana, clove, spice
taste: chocolate, caramel, spice, banana & clove are more subdued with age
mouthfeel: very smooth and easy drinking for the abv.

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

Pours slightly golden with a lasting 1cm white head. Aroma is of slightly overripe banana and a bit of yeast.

Mouthfeel is full and smooth with no alcohol sting. Instead the taste is of banana, well-rounded, mild hops, with clove/black pepper at the end. Very tasty!

I had this with mild-flavored picnic food: boiled eggs, ham, fried chicken, potato salad, etc. It enhanced the meal well.

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

I feel like back in Germany! The beer pours a beautiful cloudy brown with a tan creamy head building up, about 4 fingers thick.
Of course you have to use an original Weizenglas in order to achieve the right environment.
Smelling the beer, the banana, clove and vanille flavors invite you for the first taste.
Tasting this beer, the doors open to a very vast complexity of flavors. Up front a fruit ensemble of banana, peach ,orange , raisin and apple will sweeten your palette, to be balanced with the perfect amount of a variety of malts and yeast. At the end you finish with a bittersweet lingering of wheat, citrus, hop combination. Someone really could go much deeper into this rich, but perfectly balanced variety of flavors. Very drinkable beer.
What a great job and a must try beer!

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

One of my top five 'all-timers'. Served from bottle into pilsener glass.
A: Dark ruby red with fizzy head that dissipates.
S: Wonderful aroma that will mirror the taste. Raisin, clover, and a slight medicinal taste- black cherry perhaps?
T: Taste as above: raisins, black licorice, perhaps a bit of fruit (banana) strike the palate immediately. Very malty overall. Minimal but pleasant aftertaste.
M: Very smooth and thick, though the carbonation level lightens the feel up a bit.
D: Drinkable anyday at anytime. But session? I took three of these down during my fantasy football draft and nearly ended up drafting Don Mattingly....perhaps not.

I was introduced to this beer back in 1998 and have never looked back. If the world was left with only 5 beers, I would hope this would be one of them.

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

Poured from a 500ml bottle into weizen glass.

A - cloudy brown appearance looks delicious and thick! Thick fluffy, creamy tan head lasts a few minutes and leaves medium lacing.

S - heavy yeast odor with just a hint of spice and dark fruits. Coupled with nutty notes its reminiscent of a bread pudding.

T - Extremely smooth balanced flavor, light hop bite and delightful roasted malts give it a complexity that I will enjoy again and again. Lots of dark fruit at the end, but never really becomes overly sweet. Subtle taste of cloves comes on strong to finish.

M - Medium to medium-heavy thickness with light carbonation keeps this beer tasting fresh throughout. Alcohol is hard to find.

O - Love, love, love this beer. It is a great, Belgian beer that I will definately keep stocked.
A tad pricey though.

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Photo of smurphy77
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. Was poured a sample from draft on the recommendation of the bartender (I asked for something bold and/or extreme).

Poured a light caramel color with a big foamy head. One sip and I was blown away. The big head gives way to a blast of banana aroma and flavor. The fruitiness is complemented by a distinctive toffee/caramel sweetness. This beer melts in your mouth. The finish is sweet with a trace of alcohol, just enough to let you know you're drinking a beer and not a dessert from iron chef.

Fantastic beer.

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

Pours a deep hazy brown with a frothy tan head. Lacy. Smells of wheat malt and ripe banana. Cloves and light caramel.

Wow. This beer is amazing. My description will not do it justice. Tastes of dark wheat malt and strong ripe banana. Caramel and cloves. Rich, complex flavors. Fruity. This is sooo smooth. For a 12% ABV brew, it remarkably smooth. Rich malty aftertaste. Soooo drinkable and so tasty. This beer makes me happy.

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Photo of Ri0
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured 500ml into Weizen glass. Almost coffee like brown with similar clarity and a two finger off-white head with decent retention and great lacing. Sweet malty aroma, bready with hints of banana, cloves, chocolate, dark fruits, brown sugar, and caramel. The taste is rich and bold with hefty amounts of malt, sweet brown bread. banana, plums, caramel, cloves, tobacco, chocolate, anise, apple skin, and some nice subtle citrus hop notes. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy with prickly carbonation and a creamy finish. Absolute joy to drink on any given day of the year.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy, translucent copper color. Fizzy white head that quickly fades to a skim and collar.

Smells of cloves, raisins, spicy fruit, banana and booze. Smells like something I'd want to drink.

Tastes like spicy caramel with yeasty, clove saturated rum raisins. Creamy mouthfeel with no yeasty snap, though at times syrupy. Seems like something sugar plum fairies would drink.

I'm usually skeptical about beers on the top 100 due to the fact that I believe most are just considered great because no one can get them. This stuff really, really, really good.

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Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: looks like liquid raisin. Best appearance for a beer I've ever seen, especially for the style. Tall tan khaki head.

S: yes! ...bananas, raisins, bread, yeast, booze soaked fruits.

T: Raisins, old grapes, yeasts (lots of it), apple skins, bread, bananas, cinnamon, cloves, brown sugar, and malts.

M: so good... damn near perfect if you ask me. Medium on the heavier side, yet airy and light in a way. A lot like a banana to be honest. Very soft and smooth.

O: this is just a great beer. When I'm in a German mood, I go to this or Vitus. It's almost perfect for the style and so refreshing and full of flavors.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 2,110 ratings.
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