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

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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 rtepiak
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

the essential dunkelweiss style weizenbock that hits all the bases. at first sort of base and dessert but after letting the beer sit for five minute with all the malt sediments pour it opened up. at first bubblegum liquid candy. simple dunkelwiess take. them some chocolate. at its best the noses was floral, plum sweet, and bubblegum/marzipan/rosewater. almost musky nose of stale chamomile. palate is crisp but mildly toasty. clove... burnt caramel with a hint of citrus styled closest to green orange peel skins. not bitter but mild... just subtle. quite toffee caramel. smokey burn quality gives it a sourness that is mild. when good... quite refreshing... and a culmination of very subtle hint of german palate. quite surprising abv. sort of noticeable in the nose but actually mellows out at the beer breaths.

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Photo of EatsTacos
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy medium brown with amber hues. A small one finger head that turns into a ring around the glass. Has this in a pilsner glass.

Aroma is quite floral, raisins, maybe some red licorice. Yeast and some (very) faint alcohol notes.

Flavour is initially sweet and malty and overall this is a pretty sweet beer. Hops are more spicy than bitter in the taste. Some citrus flavours and grains, again raisins, dried prunes and other dried fruit. Apricot. This beer is fruity and spicey. There is a sourness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is quite creamy, medium to full bodied and relatively thick. The carbonation is moderate. Drinkability is high.

In short this is a fantastic beer - fruity and spicey wheat ale.

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Photo of 51mmz0rz
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A big fluffy slightly off white head. The bubbles are large and the head sticks around for awhile. The body is hazy brown, slightly yellow.

S: Smells deliciously life a hefe, as you'd expect. There is also a slight scent, laced with complexity.

T: Pretty fruity with a slight bit of alcohol. Tasty residual sweetness in the aftertaste. Really nice overall flavor. Everything is pretty subtle.

M: Good carbonation, a bit thin, but not too disappointing.

D: Surprisingly gentle on the palate, even after awhile.

This is a very good beer, and amazingly drinkable for 8%.

Just wanted to add some notes about a 2005 version, aged in their brewery...

Poured into a weizen glass from a 16oz bottle. Cap is a little rusty, bottle comes covered in paper with the year on it.

A: Brown hazy body, there are chunks floating in this one, maybe I poured too aggressively. After 5 years the yeast probably fell out and clumped like this. Head is large and off white.

S: The smell is mostly of hefe, but there is alot of fruit in the nose, and maybe a slight bit of cream, maybe dark peach aromas. Slightly meaty?

T: Easily drinkable, not as much flavor as the nose might suggest though.

M: Higher carbonation than my last review suggests, better mouthfeel than before.

D: Highly drinkable, still. Maybe I expect something big here due to the gravity, but this beer somehow ends up light and drinkable.

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Photo of deereless
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Soft cottony head, twice the amount of foam to beer from a medium pour, the color of a muted sun tea - 4.50, S: Cloves dominate the nose, some soft bubblegum aromas, yeasty and bready, the faintest hint of banana, wonderful aroma - 4.50, T: A touch on the tart side, a little cidery, quite dry and almost puckering, alcohol is evident but not aggressively, the clove on the nose also comes through on the tongue, a slight taste of fruit cake - 4.25, M: Creamy and silky - 4.50, D: A wonderful beer, not sure how much of it I could drink but this one really establishes a standard for Weizenbocks - 4.00

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Photo of halo3one
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of bluemoonswoon
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500mL Bottle poured into a weizen glass. Cool looking purple bottle with no freshness date.

A: Very dark cloudy and purplely brown with a two inch creamy and tightly packed sandy white head. Not much carbonation can be seen and there is just a bit of soft lacing. Very bueatiful cascading effect as it is first poured into the glass.

S: Pretty nice and mellow but hides a very sugary sweet dark fruit and candy beneath a creamy exterior, like raisins rolled in yeast and sugar.

T/MF: Quite a highly carbonated brew as it ballons in the mouth and at first imparts a good dusty yeast character but as it warms the beer becomes less funky and a good deal sweeter with fresh cut apple and raisins being the highlight of the beer which is less evident in the middle and finish where a nice spice and herbal tinge not unlike licorice greets the tongue in a long finish.
This beer is also quite hoopy but really hides this well among the malty sweet goodness, the only way to tell is that drying sensation that sticks to the center of the tongue long after the beer is gone and that vicicious attack to the roof of the mouth.

D: A pretty easy drinking and tasty weizebock that lives up to its reputation, not really that refreshing this beer would be better served later in the night, perhaps after a meal.

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Photo of OGShotzy
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rlovitt
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thehyperduck
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 mL purple-and-gold-labelled bottle. I've never had a Schneider & Sohn beer I didn't like, so I've been anticipating this one for a while.

Pours a muddy brown colour with some amber-copper highlights. Solid two fingers of creamy off-white head on top, retaining quite a while and leaving behind copious quantities of lacing on the sides as it gradually dies down to a half-finger cap. Lots of banana in the aroma, probably more than any wheat beer I've had previously. Plenty of yeast, wheat malt and clove in the nose, as well as some raisins and plums.

I honestly wasn't sure what to think when I took a sip of this; I knew I liked it but there was just too many different things on the palate to pinpoint anything specific. Giving it a little more thought, the usual sweet-ish wheat malt, yeast and banana flavours are pretty dominant, but there is a lot of dark fruit character as well (raisins, plums, figs and dark cherry come to mind). Some chocolate and molasses underneath this, with plenty of spicy clove goodness. Earthy toward the finish, where the ethanol heat becomes noticeable, but works with rather than against the other flavours to give it a drying finish. Not particularly heavy for a beer of its abv; I'd call it medium-bodied. Reasonably mild carbonation gives it a light bite, with a silky-smooth mouthfeel much like their flagship hefe.

[Updated Aug 3 2016]

Another bottle, cellared for over a year (dated from Mar 2015) and served at cellar temp. Banana candy and plum pudding on the nose. Intense banana flavour, with raisin, fig and a pleasant, almost rum-like booziness on the back end. I love this beer - it has been one of my favourite German beers since the first day I tried it, and I really wish the LCBO would make it a year-round offering (like their Tap 7 Hefe). One of the premier examples of this style, and highly recommended.

Final Grade: 4.41, an A grade.

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Photo of BasterdInABasket
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle dated 12.265 (4 months old)
A- Muddy looking medium-deep brown in color, pours a two fingers thick creamy white head, lacing and retention are ok
S- Dark wheat aroma, clove, Caramel malt, dark fruit sweetness, slight alcohol
T- Wheat, banana and clove with a nice crisp spice to it, caramel malts, dark fruit, some alcohol, flavors linger on some, diverse and delicious.
M- Medium/full body, a little creamy, gives off a carbonated zip
O- Best of both worlds of a Dopplebock and Hefeweizen in this one, no one flavor really dominates but it all goes together really nicely.Really good, It made my mouth water some. Must get more.

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Photo of mmmbirra
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep red, but kinda brown, and really just looks pretty muddy. Slightly hazy and a nice full wheat beer head. Not much lacing.
Hefeweizen yeasty spiciness mixed with some rich dark fruits. Raisins and cherries and some caramel.
Raisins, wheat, pepper, and a full full bodied mouthfeel. fantastic stuff

Definitely the best wheat beer I've ever had, and probably one of the best beers I've ever had.
I wouldn't normally aged a hefeweizen or weizenbock but I bet this one stands up real well to a few years.

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Photo of Tone
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy, brown color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of dark citrus, wheat, sweet malt, slight hops, hint of pale malt, and a hint of roasted malt. Fits the style of a Weizenbock. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of dark citrus, wheat, sweet malt, slight pale malt, hint of hops, and a hint of roasted malt. Overall, decent appearance, great aroma and body, and good feel and blend.

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer makes me want to send a reminder to self about enjoying this style more often. Subtle pour still offers appropriate head, minimal to moderate lacing at best. Yeasty banana bread smell which lingers on the palate from start to finish. Exceptional beer!

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Photo of windowside
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paperbackfoster
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A careful pour of this yielded a four finger head, receding to a still impressive three fingers which clumped in a mound of tenacious carbonated suds. A single finger remained for the duration of my pint. The beer itself is a deep brick red with raspberry notes, kept alive by gentle but plentiful body carbonation.

S - Banana and clove, oddly enough, hint this dark-looking doppelbock. It also hints to lighter fruits, such as peach, as well as deeper, wine-associated fruits, like plum or blackberry. Soft vanilla notes come in with the yeast.

T - A lot of wine flavors - dark fruit, tannins, boxwood - ride in with a cascade of dark malts, full of fig, raisin, and sharp, toasty wheat. Not burnt, but certainly caramelized. This one, for me, is a standout example of the “big beer.” It does nothing to hide its higher ABV, its assortment of malts, and its minimal, neutral hopping. A very traditional, from-the-earth type of beer.

M - Round, tangy, with a sudsy sort of carbonation. Boozy without being aggressive or undrinkable, but certainly a sipper.

O - I wish there were more doppelbocks like this. Very true to style, and very true to its composition. I find many doppelbocks too heavy, lacking finesse. Or, on the other hand, too far crafted into a malty wheat that it becomes a bad spinoff. This is a pinnacle of style that reminds us of the spectrum big beers have to offer.

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Photo of Tejon
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeffo
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this at Bert's Bierhuis in Utrecht.

Form a bottle into a weizen glass.

APPEARANCE: Pours a large 3+ finger medium-thin off-white head. Heady fades too quickly for the style, popping and fizzing its way down to a thin cap. Colour is deep auburn or sepia brown and is opaque. Medium-low carbonation with tiny bubbles evident. Head disappears totally and no lacing evident.

SMELL: Wheat malt with cloves, bananas and lemon undertones as well. Sweet caramel malt and some hints of dark fruits like dates and grapes in the distance. A nice strong scent with a underlying "coolness" to it.

TASTE: Wheat malt, but not bready like their normal hefeweizen, with cloves, bananas and lemon in the background, much like the nose advertises. Dark fruits, dates and grapes, show up again in the taste. A bit of spicy alcohol is there too, but it is well hidden. A mild aftertaste of wheat malt and dark fruits, with a little dose of alcohol spice at the end. Very complex and pleasant for sure.

PALATE: Medium-thick body with medium to low end carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, does down smooth with a bit of a bite at the end form the alcohol. Finishes with just the right amount of stickiness. Nice.

OVERALL: Very drinkable and very enjoyable for sure. This is definitely loads better and more interesting than their original hefeweizen. Only the look kept it from being a massive smash. I'd definitely pick up more of these, and I will probably age a few to see how they turn out. World class brew.

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Photo of rowingbrewer
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a dark copper brown color with a nice fluffy lasting off white head. The smell is yeasty slightly spicey like clove and banana but much lighter than in most hefeweisen. the flavor is mirrors the smell almost perfectly but it has a hint of a slightly metallic flavor. the mouthfeel is a nearly perfect a nice medium body with decent carbonation. overall this beer could be a little better the metallic flavor and maybe a little bit fuler body, but it is excellent.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2006 with paper wrapping.

This beer smells fantastic -definitely its highlight- and tastes very good, too. It is a bit thin for my liking overall but quite easy to drink.

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Photo of Klourie
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkeeterHawk
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a deep reddish brown color that is pretty hazy when held to the light though the beer was poured gently off of the sediment. There was a head of loose bubbles that retained throughout the pour, but fell to a smaller one sustained by the bubbles rising.

Aroma: Oh there are lots of aromas to be found in this beer! Plum is by far the most noticeable. The aroma is definitely grainy and has some definite alcoholic presence to it. It is wonderfully complex with clove and a host of other things.

Taste: The taste is super rich. There are the dark fruits like plums and raisins that are here in abundance, but I also get some rich alcohol notes like sherry. The mouthfeel is almost fizzy, so it leaves you with the impression that it is a lighter beer than it is. There is a noticeable alcoholic burn after the flavor starts to fade.

Opinion: This beer is world class, and I don't know how anybody could possibly dispute that fact. I rarely drink wheat beers in general unless they have a ton of funk from the Senne Valley. This is the only other wheat beer that I will drink on a regular basis because of the simple fact that it is incredibly tasty. The fact that it was brewed according to the Reinheitsgebote makes it even more amazing because they were able to get all of these flavors with only four ingredients. Awesome!

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Photo of Trueant1
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Exceptional looks! Muddy/cloudy brown. HUGE head. Head even formed IN the remnants in the bottle.

Smells a little of pine hops, carmel candy, and yiest.

Tastes as it smells. Wonderfull old style wheat beer. Everything I dream of in this style. A sweet cloudy big head wiezen!

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Photo of BaileyMitch
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of generallee
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: (Part of a 5 pack gift set with glass.) It was poured from a brown 500ml bottle into the Aventinus glass that came with the beer. The label on the bottle has the abv (8.2%) and a description of the beer on the back. There is no freshness date but there seems to be a batch number or bottle code on the back label.

Appearance: It produces a thick and tall head which is light tan in color and settles out quickly. This makes for just a little slick lacing on the glass. The body has a rich mahogany color and hazy flat look.

Smell: The aroma is fruity and yeasty. There are some big banana and bready yeast like notes with mild clove and sweet booze. There is only a faint trace of hops.

Taste/Palate: The flavor has a sweet and fruity, medium to full bodied character with all the wonderful notes picked up in the nose. Red banana, bready yeast, some caramel and light clove mingle with a touch of sweet booze and very mild hop bitterness. The feel is smooth and lightly carbonated. It drinks well and never gets too sweet or cloying despite its sweet overall character.

Notes: What else can I say? It's a great beer!!! The only thing I would like to have had with this beer is a little more head retention.

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Photo of briandaube
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 4,542 ratings
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