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 | website

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
Reviews:
2,110
Ratings:
4,384
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
13.92%
 
 
Wants:
318
Gots:
551
For Trade:
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Reviews: 2,110 | Ratings: 4,384
Photo of ntgrant
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Dark red/brown color, rather cloudy.

Smell: Aromatic, darker fruits.

Taste: Full-bodied, caramel, slightly licorice. aftertaste is almost like crown royal.

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Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a cloudy reddish brown colour. Pours a medium sized head that fades away to a thin head.

Aroma is sweet with yeast notes, cloves and bananas.

Taste is sweet with typical weiss beer yeast flavour. There is a treacle like flavour with a hint of spice. Some similarities to a Belgian tripel and Belgian strong dark ale but with a lighter, thinner mouth feel. The high ABV is not apparent and it drinks more like a 5.5 or 6 per cent beer.

Overall a pleasant and enjoyable beer. My first Weizen-dopplebock. This did not blow me away but it was a bit more flavousome than a standard hefeweiss. I would be interested to try more in the style.

80/100

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Photo of tillmac62
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

BOD 2010. From the label tied on with a purple cord, "Therefore in 1999, the SCHNEIDER brewery decided to start aging a limited number of cases of AVENTINUS each year in their historical ice cellar in Kelheim with each batch held for a minimum of three years."

Pours a dark amber with a deep dark ruby hue. Outstanding head volume, good retention and excellent retention. The final pour delivers yeast sediment from bottle conditioning.

World Class rich complex nose of dark fruit (raisin, plum) over a rich malty caramel base. In the background are notes of banana and clove with a hint of chocolate.

Full bodied with a rich creamy texture. Well carbonated with rich effervescence from the middle on - palate perfection.

The flavor profile is World Class - intense, complex and perfectly balanced. It begins with a burst of raisin and plum that slowly yield to chocolate notes over a surprisingly subtle caramel sweetness. The middle effervesces into a burst of banana and clove. As these flavors fade, a subtle bitterness emerges as does a hint of alcohol. The finish is a slow fade with notes of bitter chocolate.

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Photo of HamdenHector
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: cloudy; medium brown in color; 1 finger off white head that receded quickly to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: toffee, raisins, Grape Nuts;

T: complex; no part of this is ever overwhelming; sweet malt up front; a touch of molasses at mid-palate; banana also present and increases from mid-palate through the finish; alcohol is warming and pleasant;

M: medium bodied; highly carbonated;

O: enjoyable; I expected a dark fruit character; also didn't get the bready profile common in the style;

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

look - very hazy brown color, nice frothy head with good retention

smell - strong smell of bananas with a hint of clove

taste - wow. spicy complexity hits the palate first. very malty. tastes like their could be some molasses or brown sugar involved. finishes dry and a tiny bit citrusy. super-well balanced.

feel - full-ish bodied. half smooth and half crisp. ABV is undetectable

overall - love it, recommend it, awesome beer

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Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Although as much "true to style" as the versions from Weihenstephaner and New Glarus, the appearance on this weizenbock was a bit off-putting: very hazy, dishwasher brown, with minimal head, but good cling to the glass

More pronounced alcohol notes in the aroma and taste - this is phenolic and estery, boasting a ton of allspice, clove, and aged/bruised apple and pear, lower levels of banana. Consistent with the color, there is a mild roastiness dialing back the malty sweetness. No hop aroma or flavor discernible. Well-carbonated.

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Photo of Mikus
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a small 6oz 'lady' glass (kind of a tiny tulip thing). Deep brown with ruby around the edges and a 1/2 finger of eggshell head that held pretty tight. Had some notes reminiscent of my experiences with tripels. Got some distinct notes of licorice, clove, and dark fruit on the nose. Ripe banana, clove on the palate. Extremely fresh tasting. Medium mouthfeel. Just as clean, and crisp as can be. Great beer experience.

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Photo of Das_Reh
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a weizen glass 1/18/2015

A = Brown beer with somewhat fizzy and aggressive carbonation. Very little lacing (but at over 8% abv I wasn't expecting much). After adding the yeast from the bottle the beer is almost completely opaque. Head is about 1 finger tall and tan.

S = Toasted wheat and malts, brown bread, bananas, cloves, dark fruits, sweet kitchen spices.

T = Again, sweet toasted malts and a wheaty twang, bananas and dark bread, cloves, brown sugar, a hint of light roast coffee on the back. Dark fruits. Booze.

M = Somewhat viscous for a wheat beer, heavy in the stomach. Not quite as thick and heavy as a doppelbock but definitely a "meal in a glass"

O = I prefer Vitus to this, in all honesty, but this version of a weizenbock is definitely a better option for cold weather, with it's darker character and higher alcohol. Recommended!

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap from Jungle JIm's, this world class weizenbock pours a dark muddy brown with a fine beaded light tan head of foam and moderate lacing. Nose of plums, raisins, dark sweet malts, dark fruits, and solid alcohol. Flavors glide over the palate in smooth waves of brown sugars, dark fruits of plum and raisins with a light souring to the back blending with alcoholic warmth. Smooth and creamy texture makes this a world class weizenbock with moderate carbonation and layers of flavor that improve vastly with warmth. Light dry finish for such a sweet bock. Complex. Fortunate to have had it on tap!

A legend.

Cheers!

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.61/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thick light/medium brown. Minimal coating.

Nutty and extra sweet. Minimal smell of malts, more like alcohol.

Fruity creamy smooth. Very slightly spicy and zesty.

Very tender and rich. Does not feel like a strong beer.

Overall : Absolutely delicious! Very complex and one of my favorite beer ever tasted.

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Photo of Premo88
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz. bottle poured into flute

L: murky brown, a hint of amber/red; decent little head in the tight flute glass, tan color, disappears quickly, keeps a thick collar, no sticking or lacing; clears up at the bottom over time but still opaque at top

S: sour darker fruits ... sour/sweet ... dried fruits, darker fruits ... plum, dates, figs; slight sourness is definite ... I'm assuming its a combination of the darker malts mixed with the wheat

T: fruity fig, dates ... darker dried fruits, some raisin bread ... sweet ... very sweet, in fact; candy ... very Belgian abbey-ale like, almost tastes like a dubbel or quad

F: fantastic solid carbonated feel, easy to drink for such a big brew

O: I love this style ... I don't know much about it, but this brew in particular is very sweet, strong in ABV but easy to drink with all the alcohol hidden, lots of darker fruit tastes; only the slight sourness in the nose tips off the wheat, otherwise it comes off like a really good Belgian dubbel ... fantastic beer

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Photo of KensWorld
4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Does not get any better then this when it comes to a Doppelbock. Perfect Smooth malty goodness and to know that they take it to another level by freezing & condensing it into There Eisbock, outstanding! Both these beers are among the best ever to come out of Germany. 4.80

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Photo of megamick
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Outstanding flavor. Look, smell, taste & feel is what a great beer should be. Fantastic & highly recommended. Needs to be in the "World Class" league.

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Photo of Furlinator
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%

Pours a cloudy brown. The huge 2 inch off-white head fades to a thin cap and ring on top and leaves curtains of lace.

The smell is of toasted whole wheat bread, banana and clove.

The taste is of roasted grain, banana, clove, molasses and faint coffee.

The texture is heavy bodied with medium carbonation.

Delicious toasted bread, banana and faint spice goodness.

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Photo of TCJ0100
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

The beer is a rich dark tan color. It's so good I decided to write a review which is rare for me. It pours a delightful head, and it just looks plain delectable.

The smell is phenomenal: I get banana, clove, peppermint, a touch of booze culminating in a fresh lemongrass aroma. It smells like a hefeweizen with some extra alcohol and earthy flavors. In the taste I get candy sugar, wheat, honey, clove, banana, and a little booze. It tastes like that clove gum with some alcohol added.

This is a great beer. I have to drink these occasionally to remind myself that there is more to beers than hops and coffee stouts. It is almost sad to realize that no American brewery could replicate this taste. I rate this among some of the best beers created. Its not barrel-aged or hop forward, but it's delicious and subtle, which I have yet to find in American beer.

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Photo of jcruelty
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

I prefer Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock. In addition to tasting better, Celebrator also has that tassle-y thing attached to the neck of the bottle... CLASS

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Photo of The_Mad_Capper
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The aroma is characterized by spicy clove and a hint of alcohol along with a banana-like sweetness and a faint undertone of dark fruit or molasses. The body is cloudy and dark brown with a creamy, off-white head; creamy lacing clings to the glass. The predominant flavor is sweet and tangy, which is oddly reminiscent of baked beans. There is a good twang of clove-like spiciness with just a touch of banana-like sweetness (not as prominent as in the nose) and fairly noticeable alcohol. Over time, the flavor evens out, and becomes darkly fruity, earthy/woody, and dry. The considerable alcohol adds some dryness and warmth; it is somewhat creamy and medium-full in body with soft and frothy carbonation and a good carbonic bite.

Overall, very flavorful and expressive, strong but not overwhelming. Instead of being merely a weizen with more alcohol, the typically sweet bubblegum and banana flavors are subdued while the spiciness, dark fruitiness, and rich malt take center stage, making it reminiscent of a Belgian dark strong with more clove and frothier carbonation.

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Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Beer pours murky brown with a tan head that is rocky and likes to stick to the glass.

Aroma of dark baked bread, some banana, a touch of alcohol.

Beer is rich and full on the palate, I get notes of bread, banana, alcohol, and darker grains.

This is a great beer, it is warming a bread like, great for a cold day.

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Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

1 pint bottle, poured into a bell glass at approximately 45 degrees F.

A: Pours the color of weak coffee or strong tea, pooling into the glass as a lovely shade of burnished copper, cloudy and murky with a red-copper sheen where light shines through along the sides of the glass. The head is a pale, faint tan, and lingers a while as a cap which leaves some sheet lacing that slowly slips back down to the surface.

S: Toffee-sprinkled wheat bread dipped in caramel, slathered in some banana and grape preserves.

T: A malt explosion, all toffee-caramel bread. Hints of banana and cloves swim through the sweetness, alongside some faint grape-raisin-black cherry echoes. There's a touch of herbaceous bitterness to the finish, and oddly, I get more alcohol heat from the Aventinus than the Aventinus Eisbock.

M: A tad on the thin side, towards watery, but still somewhat sticky, with lively carbonation.

O: A phenomenal weizenbock, managing to keep the focus on sweetness, malt, and fruit flavors, without much of a noticeable hop presence. In a straight comparison, I'd choose the eisbock version every time, but that is an entirely different category of beer.

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Photo of aleigator
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%

Big white, slightly beige head, with a nut brown, earthy color. Leaves a decent lacing.

Banana, warm malts, honey, plums, molasse and ripe pear.

Excellent, refreshing beginning, supported by banana, malts and a fitting, high carbonation. Decent complexity, malt gives this a medium-body, with a spicy, warm, slightly alcoholic addition and a long honeyed finish with hints of metallic carbonation. Slick, oily and pleasantly smooth mouthfeel. Aftertaste is sweet with toffee and bready malts, convert to a warming feeling in the stomach. Yeast does a lot of work here, without creating the usual "Weizen" impression. This is a warming and refreshing beer at the same time, with a great fruity body, completed by spices and a pleasant sweet finish.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Opaque brown, with light coming through on the edges. Big head on the pour that reduces quickly. Almost no lacing, but a persistent haze over the top.

S - Floral notes, spice (cloves and allspice, cardamom) and mild fruit hints, mostly banana and dark fruits, raisin and plums.

T - Tea and banana, a subtle grain, raisin and other dark fruits. Close is lightly bitter, carbonic.

M - Crisp, clean and smart. Carbonation keeps it so easy to drink, and the ABV is utterly hidden.

O - This is a great beer that keeps its bigness well managed and controlled. Another example of how German beers deliver.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%

Poured from a bottle dated "bottled on 8/2/2013" into a weizen glass.
Appearance - pours a dark brown, but a dark sunset orange hue is present when against the light; a huge, fluffy white head that dissipates into a thin layer that sticks around. Nice layered lacing!
Smell - cloves, some coriander, brown sugar, banana bread, spice and a hint of the alcohol.
Taste - sweet and refreshing like a hefeweizen, but the balance of the malts and dark fruit make this work so well!
Feel - this ultimately hides the alcohol exceptionally well, considering the presence in the nose.
Overall - I get the felling I am going to crave this on a warm Fall or Spring day in CO; really good beer!

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Photo of Fear4Beer
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%

Good brew! Smooth, low IBU, dark fruits, wheat, banana, spices. This was different than the Ayinger weizenbock that I've had. Beeradvocate lists this as a "weizenbock" but they take different approaches to the style. Excuse my memory, but the Ayinger version seemed more what I would imagine a weizenbock to taste like. This reminded me much more of a dopplebock. While I will certainly drink a dopplebock, it isn't my favorite German style (although my second highest reviewed beer is a dopplebock... go figure). If I were to compare this to Ayinger's dopplebock: "Celebrator" I'd have to rate this one below that beer. Celebrator is at the top of the charts. This Schneider seems like a hybrid weizenbock and dopplebock together. I can respect that. It's tough for me because I'm not sure what I should review this as. A Weizenbock, a dopplebock, or just the pure enjoyment of the beer. The thing that this beer has going for it is that it seems like a dopplebock you can enjoy all year round. Celebrator is one of those beers you enjoy during the cold months. Its meant to be drank at a warmer temperature. This one seems like it would work even during warm days because its like it is asking to be drank at a cooler temperature. idk, just my take on this beer. Good stuff!

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Photo of louisianajones
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured this one into a pint glass. Thick, off white head that dissipates quickly, medium lacing. Color is somewhere between copper and brown on the opaque side. Banana bread and malt on the nose. Taste is of citrus, banana, dried fruit, malt, and a little booze with an ever so slightly sour finish. Very smooth carbonation. Catching a very faint spiciness in my sinuses after the finish. Interesting.

Very easy drinking for this level of ABV. No afterburn at all. This one half-threatens to be cloying, but the sweetness stops short of being overbearing. I do like this one. I've had some other beers from this brewery, and I have yet to be truly disappointed by one of their offerings. I'd grab another one of these for sure.

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Photo of TimZebGir
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%

A: Clear and medium-brown with thin bubbly head (3/3)
S: Raisin dominates with a light acrid alcohol smell -- combined it’s almost like root beer(10/12)
T: Raisiny malt dominates at first, but after a couple sips, the flavor is very smooth--almost hard to believe it’s so dark (17/20)
M: Well-carbonated and wet throughout, only a little drying on sides of tongue after a few sips
(5/5)
O: An 8.2% beer that’s this drinkable? Sign me up. Really wish it were less expensive, but nobody’s perfect, and that’s not factoring into my score. (8/10)
43/50

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 2,110 ratings.
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