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

4,509 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 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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Photo of steven9000
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance- Ok so we got a murky brown color with a white 3 finger head. Looks like a Belgian quad essentially

smell- Smells great. I get grape bubblegum,orange,yeast,banana,clove and slight alcohol

taste- It actually does taste similar to a quad. I get spice up front with that clove and bubblegum flavor with a slight alcohol burn at the end.

The mouthfeel is medium with medium to high carbonation

Overall- This was a great beer. Definitely my favorite German beer that i have sampled. VERY cheap price at $3 for a 500 ml bottle in Alberta which is a awesome price.

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

Poured from 16.9oz bottle into 23oz NY Mets pilsner glass.

Appearance: Cloudy, dark copper color with a very large off-white head that leaves very thick lace as it goes down.

Smell: Cloves, grapes, yeast, and wheat backed up by hints of caramel malt.

Taste: Sweet cloves and malts at the beginning, with a strong yeast finish that has hints of sweet alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Rather full-bodied with balanced carbonation and a warm finish

Drinkability: This is an excellent beer- very much like a Belgian beer that also has characteristics of a hefeweizen. Highly recommended, and something I would be more than happy to drink again.

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Photo of fiver29
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2003 bottle. Pours clear dark caramel color with off white head. Aroma is clove, sherry, wheat, and caramel. Medium mouthfeel. Flavors follow the nose. This has a great sherry like flavor, nutty, almost roasty, and is an overall great experience. A damn fine brew.

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

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

500ml bottle "wheat dopplebock, ale"? 8.2 ABV
Chilled and poured into big Weizen glass, nice one finger foamy off white head, with decent retention, but a little on the week side. The body is clowdy and rich milk chocolate, caramel brown color, very opaque, murky with tones of green apple around the base and surface of the mass. Smell is classic and very aromatic with lots of "banana nut bread" hints of spice and fruit from yeast not exactly fermentation temps? Hops are not very present in the aroma, the yeast backed by malt are really the showcase of this beer. Flavor is very rich and malt forward hops are are not very present in the flavor other than a contribution of bitterness. Yeast has played quit a large role in shaping the taste of this beer which is very nice. As mentioned in the smell clover banana nut bread with a touch of sourness toward the finish. The ABV is strong, but still at a very drinkable level this is a totally quaffable beer.

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

A: a rich malty red/brown with golden hues. delicious to see, good head wnen poured right.

S: hint of plum/prune wrapped in wheaty goodness

T: so good, crisp start, light lingering wheatiness that would pair very well with scnitzel

M: expanding carbonation that only adds to the creaminess

D: will become a staple to many, if you find it on tap go crazy, its the best of its kind (IMHO)

A very good beer, one that stands alone and sets the marker, in other words damn good stuff.

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

Appearance once poured was a deep see-thru reddish brown very nice with a good head that dissapated quickly. Smell was of fruit and spice with the hint of malt. Taste was very good with spices prominent and fruit like banana coming to the fore front. Mouthfeel was carbonated slightly with the malt in their as well a very smooth finish. Drinkability is excellent I was sad that I had only bought one!

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

Pours a deep chestnut with a highly carbonated off white head that fades fast to a thin carbonated layer. No lace to speak of. A wonderful fruity aroma, malt, mollasses, breadiness are all there too. Taste of raisins and cloves most prominent. Sweet with very little bitterness. Very malty. Carbonation is just right with a smooth mouthfeel. Very drinkable considering the 8% abv.

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

A: A dark red, amber, almost purple colour, with a nice cream coloured head. About 2 cm high and dissipates quickly.

S: Has a wheat smell from it, and it has a nice hint of a German pilsner.

T: This is a different flavoured beer. It tastes like a wheat beer, but it has the bock flavour in the background. There are subtle hints of fruits in the beer too. Damn tasty.

M: Carbonation and with a light a medium mouthful

D: German beer is almost always drinkable, and the flavour of the fruits is damn addicting.

EDIT: I find this beer fucking solid in all regards. After having this beer for a while, I find the dark fruits ( plums, raisins, etc) come out and really accentuate this beer. I fucking love it, and definitely one of my favourites.

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

Had this on 10/23 at a tasting, from notes. Alongside a 2003 vintage, which sucked.

Pours a ruddy brownish-ruby color with a light brown/tan head fading to a film quickly but is easily revived by a few swirls of the tulip. Nice lacing.

Smells of yeasty spiciness, bananas. Wheat twang, raisins and dates. Rich malts and molasses. A hint of maple maybe? Sourdough bread.

Very nicely balanced brew, lively yeast character. It has a candied sweetness to it, which is well tempered by the yeast spiciness.

Carbonation is felt on your tongue, not over-carbonated but noticeable. Drinkability is outstanding, I would love to pair this bottle with a hearty dinner.

The 2003 alongside the fresh bottle was atrocious. Too oxidized, sherry notes but not enjoyable. Overly candied honey sweetness. Don't age this beer.

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Photo of kirschy805
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very exceptional beer. Pours to form a thick, creamy head. This beer has the sweet flavor and smell of ripe bananas at first, with a satisfying alcohol finish. The color is an opaque amber/brown. As the beer warms ups and the head dies down, the flavor and aroma become even more robust.

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Photo of Matty1918
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy, dark, amber with a big frothy head.

Nice aroma of apples, bannanas caramel and spice. I'd have to say that there was alot going on in the aroma..very nice.

The first sip you can really taste sweet malts up front that gives way to a mild spice. A nice fruity, alcohol is what hits you at the end. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is very nice. I could drink this again with no problem. I'll but these again.

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Photo of Hopyard57
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
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
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,509 ratings.
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