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 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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Photo of Redneckwine
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%

Cold euro bomber, with freshness date, into tulip

Appearance - Glowing opaque and dark brown, massive 2 finger dense head retains well, lots of lacing, looks fantastic

Smell - Smells like spicy banana bread! Delicious.

Feel/Taste - Creamy smooth medium-full body yet crisp and drinkable, plenty of gentle carb to keep things moving. Taste is like nose but more profound: Big, fruity, sweet, and yeasty up front with ripe banana, feint spiciness of clove, fresh baked bread maltiness, some wheaty twang with hints of lemon keep the sweetness in check, a hint of grassy hay. Flavor finishes long with a very slight alcohol warmth, though alcohol is integrated perfectly with no perceived flavor/astringency.

Overall - This beer is an absolutely masterpiece. It is practically liquid spiced banana bread! It's a marvel that the 8.2% ABV is so well integrated, and this beer comes off as so crisp, refreshing, and drinkable still - dangerously drinkable. Truly a world class beer that I very much enjoyed.

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Photo of dar482
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a muddy reddish copper color.

The aroma has white grape raisins, sharp light dried fruit, like apricot. Lots of banana, banana Runts as well. Some light breadiness. Sweet toffee, caramel, and ripe banana and a good amount of clove and spice.

The flavor follows of raisin bread and fruit cake. Super sweet ripe banana and caramel sweetness. There's lots of spice with pepper, clove, star anise.. Sweet juicy plum. The beer finishes off clean and gentle with tons of the carbonation. Quite dry on the finish.

My favorite German beer as its filled with flavor. Somehow, that makes me want to analogize this beer as a "German DIPA." Similar to a DIPA with clean, slightly malty, filled with fruit flavor, medium creamy mouthfeel, clean finish.

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

On tap at Gulu-Gulu Cafe in Salem, MA. Served in the Aventinus glass.

The appearance of this beer is fantastic, especially served in the unusual looking glass made for it. The color is majestic and powerful. The head is fluffy and commands your respect and attention. This is the prettiest beer in the room.

The smell is good, but I had only seconds to smell the beer before my hand grabbed the glass and put it to my lips.

This beer tastes better than it looks. It's surprisingly complex but never confusing. Its taste is unique, but devoid of gimmicks. On the whole, it is masterfully balanced wheat beer with a taste you'd be hard pressed to find replicated anywhere else.

The level of carbonation is good and Aventinus is a pleasure on the mouth. It's a little on the viscous side, but it's hard to imagine it any other way.

This is one of my all-time favorite beers and I always get excited to drink one. The drinkability is almost dangerous considering the ABV.

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

On tap at Kickbacks

appearance: pours dark and had in logoed glass

smell: nice banana

taste: low bitterness, but a nice malty, fruity, and nice banana flavor

mouthfeel: medium body

drinkability: why did I wait so long to have this, world class beer and model weizenbock

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

I poured this beer into my special German drinking glass and watched the enourmous, delicious head foam up. After a minute or two the head dissapated and revealed a dark brown beer. The taste of this beer is pretty strong, like a super Hefe Weissen. It goes down smooth and, with an 8% alcohol content, gives a decent kick. I recommend this beer for anyone who enjoys Hefe weissens, or anyone who wants to enjoy a fine German beer. However, the average Corona drinker probably wouldn't appreciate it.

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Photo of magictacosinus
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured on tap at the Albany Taproom, served in a Delirium Tremens tulip glass. Review is from my notes.

Pours a murky, cloudy, and quite yeasty looking brownish, yet lightly tanned, caramel filled residue. Honestly, that's the best way I can describe this thing, because it's by far one of the most notoriously ugly beers I've ever seen from Germany. At the same time, it wins me over with its rustic appearance, and while this didn't produce any major or significant head here (other than about a finger, which fades away eventually), it is viscous and thick unlike any weizenbock - or, hell, any *wheat* beer - I've ever had. Alcohol legs are massive. Carbonation looks decent at best. The inner glowing amber hue in between the darkened murkiness is definitely unique. Not the cutest kid on the block, but definitely the toughest in its realm.

The aroma is by far one of a kind here, bringing forward all of the greatest aspects of both weizenbocks and doppelbocks, with some new additions to the table. Right at the front, I get juicy, booze-soaked notes of raisins, bananas, plums, apricots, grapes, and also awash with a variety of fresh, earthy, pungent spices ranging from the obvious clove notes, to rosemary, and definitely a hint of pepper at the finish. Everything then melds quite beautifully into an array of toasted, succulent, and fresh wheat malts and toasted grains to create a hearty smell indeed. No noticeable alcohol on the nose, and no significant bitterness. Very pleasant to whiff on, as these aromas all come in spades, only to be coated by the wheat and yeasty feel. Pretty much transcends the style at hand here... Absolutely one of a kind.

Yes, as expected at the aroma, this is very delicious. Huge notes of caramelized bananas, accompanied by raisins, a dried plum finish, and coated with fresh, dank clove, faint ginger, nutmeg, toffee, and toasted breadiness. Again, this being pretty much a hybrid of two styles known for big recipes, I expected to get the best of both worlds here. However, this does drink far more like weizenbock than a doppelbock overall, as is not nearly as spicy or filled with that faint smoky malty flavor that can make them more challenging to drink. Rather, it is presented with a juicy, thickened, yet crisp body of a hefeweizen, yet packed with all kinds of flavors that breeze by, rather than assault the palate. Carbonation is not as present as desired, but this is thick enough to make up for it. I'd imagine if this went flat that it'd become a syrupy, sweetened conundrum, but at that point, I'd say to use it for a cooking recipe. For a beer this strong and varied in flavors, I drank this way too fast due to the near perfection in balancing it all out and presenting it in a silky manner - but it was completely worth it.

This is definitely one of the most complex, mass-produced recipes out of Germany, and it's clear where it gets its praise from. Tons of well balanced, juicy flavors, and delicious bready and yeasty characteristics that further enhance them. Absolutely an easy beer to drink with its crisp, smoothened body, and at 8.2%, a dangerous choice at that. This is definitely something I'll treat myself more often to from time to time. Fantastic stuff.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a medium brown color with a very large light tan foam that fades loudly to a nice collar. Very pretty beer, might be the darkest weizenbock I have seen.

The smell is a heavenly blend of chocolate, banana, cloves and to a lesser extent bubblegum. Perfect smelling beer, I could sniff it all day.

Taste is just as fantastic with more emphasis on chocolate than most of the style. Alcohol is displayed at a noticeable, but not overpowering level and accentuates the damp wheat flavors. Yeasty esters are there aplenty as well, with the banana coming through a bit more than the cloves. Mouthfeel is lively and effervescent, falling somewhere around medium. Vitus comes close, but this is the king of weizenbocks for me. Super delicious beer, cant wait till the next one.

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Photo of megahurts4
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Schneider Aventinus

Appearance: Dark brown, very nice lacing, and medium head.

Smell: Yeast, wheat, malts, and subtle dark fruit.

Taste: Yeast, wheat, malts, dark fruits, and subtle hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light smooth and a light aftertaste.

Very nice! This is a great beer. It is very well balanced and smooth. It is full of flavor, yet can be used as a session beer as well.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy dark brown color with a huge off white head. The aroma is ocloves, banana, caramel, chocolate. The taste is above reproach. Huge clove and banana flavors with some darker caramel tones lurcking in the background. The mouthfeel is medium think, and juicy. Overall, this is one outstanding brew. Now if I could only find it on tap.

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Photo of abuliarose
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a weizen glass, revealing super-aggressive tall head over murky brown body. Decent lacing. Smells delicious; ground nuts, slight saison funk like sunlight on dry hay, sweet roasted malt, and some spicy notes all come through.

Tastes sun-kissed and decently sweet, with a strong nutty, wheaty presence and a lot of Belgian-like esters and spice. Body is light, but carbonation adds a nice crisp crunch to its otherwise watery texture. The alcohol is well-integrated and comes through as a pleasant warmth after a few sips.

I am so happy I tried this beer. It might be the first weizenbock I've tried (why do I set the bar so high every time??) but it is truly tasty.

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Photo of thirdeye11
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured from 16.9oz bottle into wheat beer glass. This beer has almost no head even when poured straight down. No real lacing to speak of either.

A: A really nice hazelnut brown color, this beer has mild sediment and looks great!

S: Smell is of banana in front of the nose, some malt sugars are present but not too sweet, and I can also smell the alcohol somewhat.

T: The best dopplebock I have had by far. Very smooth, nary a hint of alcohol, tastes of banana and only a mild acidic on the finish.

M: Carbonation and mouthfeel are almost perfect. If it was only slightly thicker I think it would be.

D: Rated not perfect only because the style is not one I would drink 3 or more of, but for a dopplebock i have never had one that was easier to drink. 2-3 of these would be no problem!

Overall I am really enjoying this beer. Delicious!

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Photo of sacrelicio
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a chimay goblet.

color appears a muddy opaque brown, almost like mississippi river water capped with a fingerthick offwhite head.

aroma is very complex and deep, showcasing cinnamon, clove, brown sugar, coffee, chocolate and nuts up front with a secondary fruit note like cooled banana bread. wow.

the taste is delcious and like a mirror image of the smell with a very pronounced fruit medley on the palate. banana, strawberry and plum flavors unfold followed by spicy clove, cinnamon and nutmeg that are deadringers for the real thing.

mouthfeel is like dancing liquid velvet. sounds like bullshit but its true. the subtle but prickly carbonation is perfect.

fantastically drinkable. overall, aventinus marries intensity with grace

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Photo of BeardedBoffin
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle of the purple labeled Aventinus. The beer pours a dark chestnut brown with an off-white, creamy head. A big aroma of spicy banana, bubble gum, a husky graininess, and yeast. Fruity and spicy on the palate. Some sweetness and toasted malt join in along with a little tinge of hops at the end to round it out.

This is an outstanding beer. The wheat and malty bock characteristics are melded beautifully. Definitely one of my favorites.

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Photo of hackmann
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: brown caramel body with a two finger bone white head that stays around a ½ finger till I finished the glass …. Little spot of lacing here or there

Aroma: rich malts; light toasted sweet caramel and fresh wheat front and center or is it the scents of banana, candied dark fruit, hint of clove - front and center; which-ever … it is great, very solid complexity; here is the best part … the aroma only gets better with each sip

Flavors: the flavor reminds me of dark spice fruit bread; dark bread, yeast, sweet golden raisin, and a faint touch of clove swirling around; there is a little sweet red banana bubble gum on the back of the palate

Mouthfeel: smooth, creamy, low to no carbonation, medium-full body, very complex on the nose and complex on the palate

To the Point: this is one great beer. Years ago when I had it for the first time (the beer) … it was love at first sip. I really want to give it a perfect score

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Photo of doktorhops
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Time for some Tap 6, Schneider Weisse style! And this is the beer I promised to review over 4 years ago when I did my review of Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen, even though Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus is a Weizenbock, which would natürlich have to be compared to Weihenstephaner’s own Weizenbock: their Vitus. Anyway, let’s not dwell on how much of a beer-geek rookie I was back then, let us dwell on how beer-wise I have become. Oh, and let’s enjoy this tasty Weizenbock or “wheat billy goat” in the direct German translation [I kid you not. Ooo, that was an unexpected goat related pun right there!].

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Weizen glass.

A: A nice deep hazy Doppelbock caramel brown body with a khaki cappuccino froth 1 inch head that soon settles down to a centimetre. So far so great. 9/10.

S: Ironically the aroma for Tap 6 is more bananary than their Tap 7 (aka their Hefeweizen). Following the bold banana note are hints of caramel and dark fruits, but they’re really sitting back and letting the banana do its thing, and I applaud them for it, go banana go! 10/10.

T: DA-AMN! This is why I was comparing this brew to Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen - it’s all that I love about that brew and more, more everything! Bananas with caramel-sticky-date-molasses. It’s big, bold chewy and sugary with a dry finish that has a hint of cola - yes you heard me - cola as in the biggest ™ in the world. There is a minor distraction in a hint of metal lurking about in the aftertaste but otherwise this is Weizenbock that beats all other Weizenbocks. 9/10.

M: Mid to heavy body with some cloying from the sugar (to be expected with an 8.2% ABV heavyweight) and a soft but creamy carbonation. Suits this brew to a T. 9/10.

D: Oh how the mighty have risen with Schneider Weisse! After reviewing their Tap 7 and being a tad disappointed by my memory, which I believe had betrayed me, it turns out my memory of Tap 6 and subsequent now drinking has totally redeemed Schneider Weisse to me as the brutal heavy-hitting awesome Bavarian brewer they are, and a young impudent upstart against die älteste Brauerei der Welt, aka Weihenste... you-know-who-the-hell-I’m-talking-about! If you love puppies and don’t want them killed (by someone named ‘Cletus’ in my employ) drink this beer, YHBW. 10/10.

Food match: Knuspriger schweinebauch mit rotkraut, knödel und püriert apfel.

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Photo of Mario61Aler
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! and wow again. In the beer dictionary a picture of this is filed under wheat dopplebock.

Poured a nice dark brown with a lively tan head of 3 fingers, laced well as the head left slightly cloudy as you would expect a wheat, bottle conditioned beer to be..

The Aromna was nice and yeasty, malts and fruits, clove and bannana.

The taste was very well balanced between the spiceiness of the clove and a hint of bannana, a wee bit of hoppiness but not so much as to linger very long.

Mouthfeel was medium with a cleaniness that was outstanding (I even poured the bottom into the glass to get the full yeast flavors after I finished my glassfull)Just a lingering of fruit but not too sweet, not too tart, just right for me!

Overall BUY THIS ONE! Cross statelines to find it if you have to. This will be in my fridge almost constantly. At $3.99 for a 500 ml bottle it is a great buy.

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Photo of TinusTime
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Saved this one for a while.. Its one of my favourite beers around ( given my handle). Pours a almost cola colour with a nice firm head when poured properly. The nose is full of life with , caramel, bananas, cloves and even a almost light tobacco. The taste is the nose times three.. All of the sences are hit with the fruity, spicy, and almost cola like sensations. The carbonation just lifts these onto the palate and makes the tongue dance with joy.. The mouthfeel is smooth and the carbonation keeps this from being to heavy.. This would be a great beer to through back if not for the fact that 3 or more will leave you hurting due to its ABV, which is not even noticable. An all time favourite. For a great treat drink this with Bananas foster for dessert!!! now if i could keep my wife from drinking half of my Tinus id be a happy boy.

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Photo of lancecenter
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - deep brown with a big creamy head. You can literally see chunks of yeast.

S - Super spicy. The bottle claims a fruity spiciness of banana, clove, and vanilla and it delivers. A nice ester whiff follows. Not sure if it gets any better than this.

T/M - It's like a mix between a wheat beer and a Belgian dark. The taste follows the nose with the addition of some dark and bready malts. The mouthfeel is a bit crisp, characteristic of the wheat origins.

O - Best wheat beer I've ever had. Best German beer I've ever had. Best lager I've ever had. Really the only downside is the alcohol is too high to make it sessionable (although I know that's a positive for some folks).

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,401 ratings.
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