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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany
schneider-weisse.de

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,492
Reviews:
2,142
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
Wants:
331
Gots:
595
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 4,492 |  Reviews: 2,142
Photo of rob99er
4/5  rDev -7.2%

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5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of cloeren13
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L- Poured into a tulip glass. Dark brown body with an off white/beige thick lasting about 2 minutes followed up by a thin lace.

S- Malt, raisin, overtaken by banana.

T- At first, hints of bubble gum, cloves, tang, and lighter fruits. Ends with a banana bread aftertaste.

M- Medium to full body with active carbonation.

O- Exceptional beer. First time to try it and definitely will not be my last. Highly recommend if you are a wheat beer fan.

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Photo of loupap
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Glad to finally get around to trying this beer... Possibly the first true german beer I've ever reviewed (waited >200 reviews to finally do one)

Appearance:
A dull reddish-brown with a tight, foamy head of approximately 2 inches. The head dies down, but leaves a consistent blanketing and laces nicely. There appears to be a nice layer of sediment at the bottom as promised by advertised "original bottle fermentation" on the label.

Smell:
Huge notes of clove and banana...wait, is that overused to describe german beers? There's also notes of dates, fig, raisins, bubblegum, acetone, and tobacco. Yummy.

Taste:
This beer kind of tastes like root beer? There's incredibly strong yeast character, malty sweetness, and an undeniable cherry. The hops are tame and secondary to the yeast and malt. This is definitely a beer you can drink easily and the alcohol is almost completely hidden.

Mouthfeel:
Big carbonation + medium body + well masked 8.2% abv = gulps not sip...then regretting your actions later. The flavors are ripe and dark, but leave no gross aftertastes. I'm really digging the clean simplicity of this beer.

Overall:
Very easily obtainable (in fact there are even wrapped 2006 bottles sitting on the shelf I could try) and affordable beer. I'm happy to try this beer and would surely recommend it to others.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of IronLover
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown in color with reddish hues and a heavy haze. Poured with creamy, thick white foam that left sheets of lacings on the glass. Spicy clove and dark fruit aromas are dominant with hints of roasted malts. Full bodied with rich carbonation and a smooth buttery feel. Tangy, spicy clove and dark fruit flavors up front. Spiciness fades through the middle leading to subtle, delicate banana, roasted malt and chocolate malt flavor. Finished cleanly. Lot of flavors and a wonderful feel.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of JohnnyP3
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle proclaiming Aventinus as Germany's original wheat-doppelbock. No apparent dating on the bottle. May be coded on the back where there are some numbers. Pours a root beer or cola brown with a fluffy white head of about 3 fingers in depth. Pours somewhat cloudy. Beer coats the sides of the glass nicely.

Smell consists of banana and clove drizzled with caramel. I can also smell some vanilla and nutmeg.

Taste is an avalanche of malt up front with requisite banana and clove flavors and some caramel and slight chocolate flavor mixed in. Produces some rum-like flavors. Some other ripe fruits seem to be in there as well--figs and or apricot? Definitely some warming alcohol flavors on the tongue. Strong and nourishing. Finishes with some touches of vanilla, and light chocolate from the malts. As the label suggests, a nice balance of ripe fruity spiciness and notes of chocolate. A wheat beer and a bock beer blended together and given steroids.

Mouthfeel is very smooth and packs some heat. Almost a bit like syrup. Substantial body to this weizenbock. Finishes clean.

Overall, a great choice for getting you through a cold, dark winter day. I have not had too many of this style. Probably this one and Victory's offering. This one seems to hit all the style points quite well. As noted, a substantial and nourishing brew.

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Photo of VaterRoss
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into Augustiner weizen glass, no BB

Coloration is cola brown, and hazy (the color of a cola-weizen actually). Head is much tamer than your average weizen and slightly off-white, within minutes the head is more or less gone reducing to a ring. Smell is weizen yeast, spices, ripe fruit (or even dried fruit, with a dark malt in the background and a good amount of sweetness. As it warms a bit of alcohol becomes the initial smell. Taste is fairly boozy and yeasty with a good amount of sweetness, spices, some dark dried fruits emerge (thing raisins or prunes). Mouthfeel is medium-light, heavier than a weizen and medium carb, some mouth tingling and an ever so slight burn from the alcohol. Also a bit dry.

I'm a big fan of hefeweizens but not too crazy about this one, the alcohol is very apparent in the beer and takes away from the delicious fruitiness of the complex yeast. Drinkability is lower than weissbier due to the high alcohol. On the plus the darker beer brings out some interesting smells and tastes of dark dried fruit that you don't get in the lighter hefeweizen. Despite the aforementioned negatives, I do like the beer, just not something I would get very often, just too boozy. A weizen for the colder months.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of BrownNut
3.7/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first wiezenbock. Tasted very much like a Hoegaarden, which I guess makes sense. Just a touch of roast in the background to tell the difference.

Edit: OK the above review was from an on-tap experience two days ago. Now I'm having it out of a bottle and it tastes much more like its own animal than like a dark Hoegaarden. Still some of that wheaty taste, but not nearly as pungently Hoegaarden-y. Tastes more like its own thing, almost like they aged it and it became more mature and some more sweet notes developed. I actually like this bottle version better.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of hoser
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beer I have had tons of times, tonight is a well aged bottle from a case I must of bought at least six years ago. A lot boozier than when it is fresher. Memories of having this fresh at there gasthaus in Munich creeping back an old time favourite that is great aged or fresh and the measure but what all doppleweizen bocks should be measured.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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3/5  rDev -30.4%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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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