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

4,492 Ratings
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 beerthulhu
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a medium-dark cola with dark plum highlights. The head was slight and compact with a slight fizziness and a sandy-biege in color. Retention was short and sweet while a fair broken sheet lacing was left behind.

S: banana, cloves with lots of rasins and plum highlights. A nice spiciness with semi-sweet caramel backed by some fruity esters from the yeast.

T: The initial flavor was sweet caramelized malt and wheat with ripe fruit of plums and raisins. Some fresh chocolate, bananas, and bubblegum esters are detected as well. A slight alcohol warming is felt rounding things out.

M: creamy and smooth, strongly carbonated with some alcohol warming.

D: The abv is very well hidden making this very drinkable, just don't let it catch up to you. A full spectrum of flavor, well rounded and a very nice drink all around. A softer state of carbonation would of sealed the deal here.

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Photo of Traquairlover
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a large Weizen glass.

A = Milk chocolate brown, slightly hazy, poured out with a huge head that dissipated slowly.

S = Yeast, wheat, some fruits (apples, pears, bananas, cherries).

T = All the notes in the smell are in the taste in spades, yeast, wheat, various fruits, roasted grains. A very balanced tasty brew. It's surprising the ABV is as high as it is, because I do not detect it in the taste.

M = Light to medium bodied, good carbonation.

D = A very good choice if you are in the mood for a weizenbock.

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Photo of Erdinger2003
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the 2000 vintage Aventinus:

I bought this bottle in Wisconson on my last beer run right before Christmas. I'm excited to try an aged Aventinus and wonder what the differences are between the 5 to 6 year aged and the original. I don't know if it's because of the aging process, but there is a little white powderof some sort around the rim underneath the cap.

The beer pours out a little less head than a fresh hefeweizen, but I can only guess that that is due to the aging process. The lacing is a little less pronounced. The same dark brown color is present, but looks more inviting.

Smell is very spicy and very fruity and flavorful. It's excellent! It has so many flavors like raspberry. It's very mellow with a little more coffee tone.

The taste is familiar, but with slightly different tones. I taste a dark fruit that is light. I also taste clove with a hint of nutmeg.

Mouthfeel is smooth with a slight carbonation.

Drinkability is good, but to find another 2000 is most likely impossible.

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Photo of dansteino
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured a very dark caramel with an off-white head into my chalice. Very good head retention.

Smell: Ripe/overripe fruit (banana) and spices (clove)

Taste: Fruity with somewhat of a bitter chocolate finish.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Not especially smooth, but a very drinkable beer.

I like this beer a lot. I think it would pair well with a blue cheese -- given the bitter finish of the beer, maybe a blue cheese with a sweeter finish like the Roaring Forties.

I made a good choice of beer for my first review.

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Photo of umustdrink
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark brown color, slightly orange around the corners of the weizen glass. Head recedes rather quickly to a quarter inch.

S - Smell is slightly malty, pretty sweet with very fragrant grape notes.

T - Sweet wheat flavor with a caramel-y malt aftertaste. Dark fruit notes. Faint alcohol sensation.

M - Somewhat thick consistency, a little syrupy. Otherwise smooth.

D - Very tasty beer, could be a benchmark for the style.

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Photo of chrismattlin
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ostpies
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lexluthor33
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It pours a deep brown with a thin white lace. The aroma is of cloves,fruits,banana,caramel,raisins and alcohol. The taste is fruity,sweet,yeasty,light cocoa and dark malts with caramel. The feel is medium carbonation,there is a tingly sensation from each sip and the finish is not too dry. There is a lot going on here and I enjoy the many layers the brew has to offer.

Notes: When I can not find any Sam Adams Double bock I find this is not a replacement,but an upgrade. Obviously they are different styles yet it seems they are cut from the same cloth. The Aventinus is lighter and slightly less in ABV,but when you have an Aventinus one can not tell it is so high in ABV. A pleasure to sip,drink and simply keep in stock for a rainy day.

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Photo of cmcquirk
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HeyItsChili
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass. Pours a cloudy garnet with golden highlights around the edges with a big, proud ecru head that slowly fades to a few bubbles clinging to the head.

S - Booming malt, mild spices, banana and citrus notes, bread, dark fruits are all hanging around.

T - Sweet candies, dark fruits i.e. raisins, roasted malt, yeasty, with a very mild, fleeting alcohol tinge in the finish.

M - On the thin side of medium-bodied with a little bit of carbonation tingle.

Notes - Pretty tasty, sometimes I misspell the name of this one.

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Photo of Nesued
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Hazy amber-brown coloring. Huge white head forms upon pour and retains for a goodly amount of time. Resolution is to a 1cm head that is fed by the light carbonation.

Smell - A bit of an astringent aroma. The esters are quite pronounced and provide the alcoholic nose. A bit of a fruity presence as well, along with some underlying caramel.

Taste - So very smooth. This brew has a very mild in taste but has a good bit of complexity. A good spicy clove body with a clean dry finish.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation is suprisingly light. This keeps the density in the mild realm.

Drinkability - The ease that this went down is both it's strength and it's weakness. I could very easily down another of these with great ease. The depth of this beer makes it one of my favorate Weizenbocks.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz bottle into a pint glass. Purchased in north providence ri.

Pours a heavy Amber body with a decent white head that reduces slowly to leave little lacing and a ring of retention.

Aroma.. Bubble gum, banana , clove, Belgian spices. On the tongue is banana , bubblegum, heavy saison spice, finished by heavy eatery yeasty spice and cloves. Low carb and medium body.

Overall I can see how this is the benchmark for the style .. For the ABV I could drink this all night , so drinkable

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Photo of FosterJM
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

506th review on BA
Bottle to weizen
500 ML

App- A nice deep mocha brown with a two finger head just sitting on top. No cling on this one.

Smell- It's a piece of bubblicious in a glass. Huge bubble gum, wheat and spice. I wanted to dive right in.

Taste- Another classic example of how to do a Weizen. Taste follows the nose and the beer rewards you with layers of flavors. Very well balanced between the sweet and savory and the spice.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonated. Feel is a bit light but the bubblegum and spice is a welcome taste.

Drink- Easy to take this one down ALOT! My glass was empty before I knew it. I'll always come back to this one. One of the best.

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Photo of Jef59
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a nice coppery brown with a cloudy, thick he's that leaves tons of lacing.

S - Spicy phenols are the most noticeable scent followed by bananas and a chocolatey caramel sweetness.

T - Tastes of clove, coriander, nutmeg, and bananas followed by chocolate and vanilla. Very complex: there are hints of roasted nuts and a balanced wheaty flavor. The hops add a crisp zing in the finish.

M - Feels smooth but rich in the mouth. Definitely not too thick and not too thin. The carbonation is very nice.

O - A classic! A must try for beer lovers everywhere. Definitely in my top five favorite German beers.

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Photo of eljefe21
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown, but not so much that light doesn't penetrate when held up to it. Massive four-finger head sizzles as it slowly fades.

S: Amazing, strong banana, bubble gum smell. Classic wheat smell that leaps out at you assertively.

T: Strong smell translates to a similar strong taste. Not a subtle wheat taste, but bold banana and bubble gum flavors. Sweet taste really sinks in at the end as the liquid leaves the mouth.

M: Mouthfeel is thick and sticky which helps keep the taste on the tongue. Some slight carbonation.

D: I'm not much of a wheat beer fan, but I love this beer. Classic wheat flavors with a nice assertion. Heavy, high powered beer without drowning in sweetness. Could quaff one of these just about any time of the year.

Served: in a Weizen glass.

Review from notes taken on: 10/17/09.

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Photo of KAP1356
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a flute glass...

A - Pours a hazy golden brown color. Very apple cider like. A fluffy 2.5 finger eggshell white head forms and sticks around fr a while.

S - Malt sweetness right up front with some fruity notes in there as well; apple and banana being the most notable. Caramel, clove and some sweet sugary notes as well.

T - Bananas right up front with some clove and nutmeg like spices there as well. Sweet malty caramel goodness undeneath as well. Some chocolate flavors are coming out a little too.

M - Light-medium bodied with mild carbonation. A slight bite at the front of the taste and then surprisingly smooth on the palate towards the end of the sips.

D - Very easy drinking beer and surprisingly light for the style and heft of the beer style.

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Photo of marksto
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy and brown, with a good sized head of fine bubbles. Aroma has strong notes of vanilla, dark cherry, and light clove. Some alcohol present in the nose as well. Flavor displays chewy melanoidin richness with an underlying fruity character and a light tanginess as well. A classic example of a good weizenbock from a well respected German weissbier brewery. Recommended.

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Photo of EPseja
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Served from a 500ml. bottle at just below cellar temperature in a flute.

A - Pours a slightly murky, tawny brown color with orange highlights and a big, dense, creamy head that defies gravity. Lots of activity in the glass as bubbles rise from many points. Lacing is huge and curtainy while taking a sip, but slowly falls back without leaving much on the walls of the glass.

S - Big, overripe banana pervades the smell of this beer, mingling with other notes of organic yeast, light malts, spicy cloves and millipedes. Yes, millipedes. Shaking your head in disbelief? Google it. You'll see what I mean. Sort of a cross between wet, decaying wood and a strange chemical sweetness. Nevertheless, it's quite an excellent bouquet.

T - Right up front you'll find the refreshing character of a Weissbier. Yeasty with lemony hints. In the middle, the big malts shine through, giving a spicy sweetness that really balances the tartness. The swallow brings out a tinge of the alcohol, but that is quickly replaced by a lingering brown sugar taste in the aftertaste. Excellent depth and character. Big body without lack of refreshment.

M - Enters the mouth with commanding presence, slowly growing to a wonderful, mouth filling consistency. Slight tingle on the tongue, and a satisfying throat coating swallow.

D - I could drink this one all afternoon, but at 8% ABV, my common sense steers me clear. This beer is one of the most defining brands for the style. Superb.

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Photo of hefevice
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From bottle. Oh my! Loved this right from the first sniff. Pours translucent goldy brown with big foamy light tan head and plenty of fine effervescence. Big estery aroma with sweet caramel, banana and clove tones. Aroma is true to the taste, and it is so smooth that the reasonably high alcohol is barely noticeable. YUM!! I have to go back and down-rate my old favourite (Weinstephan Hefeweissbeir).

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Photo of orangesol
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a New Belgium Globe.

A - Pours dark, cloudy, brown with a big two finger tall white head with great head retention leaving spotty lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of spicy yeast, banana, dark fruits, caramel, toffee, clove, and the ever present wheat. This nose has quite a bit going on, great stuff.

T - Starts off with some spicy yeast and clove quickly giving way to a mix of chewy wheat, banana, caramel, and some dark fruits. As it warms, it seems to get a bit sweeter and more and more of the booze comes through. The finish is a mix of spicy yeast and banana, lingering for some time after the finish.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Fairly smooth with a spicy, chewy, feel with a touch of sweetness toward the end, lingering through the finish.

O - This is one awesome beer and it deserves all the acclaim it gets. It has a ton of flavor without getting to the point of being overpowering. If you have the chance to try this one you really should.

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Photo of taez555
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a huge white tan head with a translucent dark reddish brown body.

The nose was a lovely smell of cloves, spices, some slight chocoloate touches, slight phenol, yeast. Basically it smelled like a fresh german dunkel weis with a slight kick of alcohol.

The taste was very nice. Medium to full bodied. Lots of spice. Very carbonated. Lots of clove, some slight fruit. Banannas, prunes, some mellow soft chocolate and caramel. Very wheaty. Touches of yeast as well. Very very slight touch of bitterness.
The alcohol is actually pretty scary. You really don't notice it's 8% at all.

Basically this beer is pure germany. I'm not sure if it's the high alcohol content or what, but this beer really tastes like a fresh wheat dunkel as if you're in Germany.

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Photo of homebrew311
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into SA sensory pint glass.

A: pours a deep chestnut, nice clarity, white dense head, no lacing, decent head retention

S: nose features bright notes of bubble gum and banana, notes of wheat, faint hints of biscuit and orange, very aromatic

T: taste pretty well matches the nose with heavy banana bread flavor, some notes of molasses and a citric tartness on the finish, great balance

MF: body is somewhat heavy and matches the bright fruit flavors

O: this is the best example of the style that I've had, it features all of the expected flavor of a weizen bock and has incredible balance

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Photo of gwood
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's been a while since I've had a a Dopplebock - this is a great one to come back to.

A - Dark brown with a tinge of dark maple. Heavily hazed, almost opaque. The head came on strong and left quicly with little lacing. Great carbonation flowing to the top.

S - Yeast and spice with dark fruits (grapes maybe?)

T - Med body with fig like malty sweetness, hints of clove in the finish. Lots of carbonation. Slight warming at the end followed by more carbonation.

M - Prickles of carbonation on the tongue.

D - Drinkable for the abv. No more than two for me though.

One of my favorite doppelbocks.

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Photo of NEhophead
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Creamy white head that leads to a thin sheet. Thin lacing with decent strength throughout the glass. Dark reddish-orange and burnt brown in color.

Sour apple, clove, and orange aromas with some additional light chocolate tones.

An apple, orange, pear tartness up front followed by some chocolate and coffee tones. A very dry finish with virtually no bitterness due to the well balanced, intricate flavors. The aftertaste is clove infused and very pleasant.

Medium bodied; a bit much in terms of carbonation but it works well nonetheless with the flavors.

At 8% abv this guy is highly drinkable. It's not a boring beer in terms of flavor, and could keep me entertained as a session beer. Pretty much the accepted standard for the style, it does not disappoint. A must try!

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Photo of TheDinger
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass. Pour is cloudy, hazy dark amber with a monster 3+ finger off white pillow head. Great spotting and lacing throughout. Nose is incredible. Typical weizen characteristics with bubblegum, green apples, banana and cloves. Taste follows the nose quite closely. Big malt notes with a nice touch of the dark notes which is a bit different than the hefe. A hint of fig on the end and a great complex blend which makes it hard to sit down. Hides the 8.2% ABV well. Feels is nice, but a bit watery. Good carbonation aand a bit lively on the tongue. Overall- A great effort and tastes like a hefe on steroids! Great fruit notes on the front, complex throughout. Love the apple quality and the blend of malt bomb and adequate hops. The fig hit was also a welcome surprise. Very solid brew that I will hit again-

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,492 ratings.
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