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

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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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a .5 liter bottle into a pilsener- pours a dark brown, slightly hazy, with a a one finger head, quick dissipation, and a ring of foam around the edge.

The smell is wonderfully inviting- rounded alcohol note, dark fruit (dark cherry?), and a nose-full of sweet, dark malt. Yeast comes through as well.

Very sweet- the malt really dominates this one (as it well should). A little cherry, a little red grape, just think sweet, fruity, and dark. The yeast comes through much less in the taste than the smell, so it's almost unnoticeable.

I don't think I've ever said this before but maybe it's too carbonated? Pretty prickly for a doppelbock. However, that subsides to a mild prickly-ness after ten minutes. Medium to full bodied. Great beer- if I feel like a dark German lager though I"ll turn to Korbinian.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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

A: Poured into a goblet, appears a murky brownish color with an off white head with great retention. Little lacing, however, but other than that, the beer looks beautiful.

S: Onscenely fruity and spicey, with banana, raisin, honey, baking spices and rum-like alcohol.

T: Mirrors the nose, but with more complexity. Big dark fruit flavors lead into banana and clove, with some brown sugar and carob. A little herbal-ness just before the dry, spicy alcoholic finish with residual banana, brown sugar and rum flavors. Coats the mouth with it's deliciousness.

M: Medium-heavy body with a persistent, tight carbonation which lends it a creamy mouthfeel. Malt flavors coat the mouth as I said before, and leave great residual flavors along with some dryness.

O: What a beer. Been dying to try this for a long time and it certainly did not disappoint. Although I'm not sure if this is better than Vitus... it's damn close! Either way a terrific weizenbock. I've had the eisbock version but I think I like this better.

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

This was one of the brews that got me into craft beer.

Pours a very dark ruby/amber into Aventinus weizen-eisbock glass. One fingered off-white head.

Smell is rich with ripe plums and clove. Banana and bready malt is also strongly present.

Taste is of ripe fruit (plums and banana). There is also a nice spicy flavor and some cinnamon.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with ample carbonation.

Overall this is spectacular. I am grateful that I had a great server while visiting The J. Clyde in Birmingham, AL who turned me on to this one.

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4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've got to know the Tap 6 a lot better and I've upgraded my rating quite considerably. I think the Eisbock has helped me to understand what the Tap 6 is all about.

A: Beautiful opaque brown. Head disappears quickly. Not much lacing.

S: Christmas cake and a bit of vinegar.

T: The usual banana and lots of the Christmas cake flavour coming through. Distinct rumness. Some lovely almond/marzipan notes. I can't pick out any particular fruit but it's fruity. Tangy and very refreshing.

O: A really nice drink, I can see why there was only one left in E-Mart.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Weizen glass

A: Hazy very dark copper/brown color with a huge fluffy off white head. Big chunks of lacing.

S: Bananas, clove, sweet malt, bread, bubblegum, hints of alcohol. Definitely a maltier presence than other schneiders.

T: Deliciously malty, sweet ripe bananas, apples, bubblegum, grainy and bready malt flavors, and just a perfect hint of spice. Definite mild notes of warming rum flavor.

M: Creamy, medium body, biting carbonation, crisp finish.

O: Wow, now I know why everyone loves this beer so much. Will be purchasing this again for sure. What a great style, and done so well.

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3/5  rDev -30.4%

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

A: Poured a monstrous 2 finger head that billowed toward the sky like a hot air balloon. Color is a deep brown with etches of sunset red. Carbonation and lacing are plentiful but lacks retention.

S: The best I can describe it is the smell of a fall wheat field ready for harvest with some pumpkins and other fruit (apples, pear) around the perimeter.

T: Toasted wheat, cloves, pear, waffle cones.
Finishes with a banana chocolate flavor that lingers on the palate.

M: Deliciously smooth. The light fruitiness lends itself to a creaminess that blends well with the warmness of the ABV.

O: One of my "go to" German offerings, this brew brings layers of complexity that makes the cold days a little warmer.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 500ml bottle to a SA Imperial Snifter glass.

Pours a dark murky and muddy reddish brown, with a 2 finger off white tight bubbled head with very visible carbonation. Smells of deep dark fruits, cherry wood, banana like yeast characters, and boozy red wine finish. Sour fruit hits the tongue with a bold cherries, grapes, raisins and figs and closes with a boozy spice finish. Medium bodied, bold and smooth, velvety on the tongue. Overall; this beer is great, and always at a fair price, very hard to pass up.

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought a 500 ml - 1 Pint .9 fl.oz. bottle of this from 33 Wine & Tasting Bar in Lafayette Square (St. Louis), MO for $3.74. Poured from the Dark Purple colored label w/ Aventinus' photo on the front & back 3 times into my 0,3l Radelberger Pilsner Flute Glass. Has 11.126 3 on the back of the bottle.

Aroma- A dominant malt aroma starts this one off. Has a clean feel all the way through and a light but noticeable grape note. Nice!

Appearance- Pours a 2 finger head that is frothy and stays for a solid amount of time. Has a layered looking, caramel color body with semi-clarity. Leaves tons of lacing behind.

Flavor- Tons of rich malts and a light toasty background makes up this tasting. A ton of prunes and plums come up on the palate afterwards (more of a mouthfeel attribute but still enjoyed it in the flavor). Has a light bitterness level, light hops, and a sweet finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, and leaves TONS of plums and prune character on the palate. Malts also stay around for a while.

Overall Impression- I can't believe this is my first time enjoying this one! Awesome! The prune and plum character was unreal in here. Will be buying again and recommend anyone to make this purchase. True to style!

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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%

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.31 out of 5 based on 4,508 ratings.
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