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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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Photo of m_hall
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2012 bottling, poured into a tulip glass. Pours a hazy deep reddish-brown, with substantial bits of trub from the extended bottle fermentation. The head is tan and falls away rather quickly, which is no surprise given the substantial age on this bottle.

Aromas are dominated by candied fruits, caramel, and light spicy notes (cinnamon, clove.)

Flavors are rich and fruity... banana, apricots ,figs, raisins and prunes jump out along with a with a light caramel malt sweetness. There's a light bit of woodiness in the mid-palate (from oxidation, probably) but it actually works well within the flavor profile. Toasted nuts, light spice and yeast notes lead in to a slightly dry and earthy finish contrasts nicely with the sweet front end.

Mouth-feel is medium and smooth, with light carbonation (again, bear age in mind here.) It's rich enough in the mouth to make you want to take your time with each sip and fully appreciate the flavors, but still light enough to be quite drinkable. Alcohol is 8.2% but very well masked.

I have limited experience with Weizenbocks, but Unser Aventinus is a wonderful beer. There's a tremendous amount of craft here to balance everything out so well while creating a beer that takes to extended aging the way this does. Each sip seems to bring out more and more characteristics to enjoy. If I can keep finding this with regularity, this is one I'll definitely try to have a bottle of ready to go at all times.

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Photo of Jacobus79
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaverCS
4.72/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy and almost even turbid light-brown color with ample sediment.

Aroma is super complex. Classic hefe characteristics start the sip, like clove and banana. This pairs with a sweet honey-like malt. Dark fruits then overtake the nose: raisins, figs, and prunes. Delicious!

Taste is super pleasant. Very drinkable but each sip is still worth savoring and analyzing. This is thicker and sweeter in mouthfeel than a Trappist Rochefort, but many base flavors are similar. Despite the ABV being lower, this is more full-bodied and more robust in almost all regards (compared to Rochefort). Clove, banana, prune, raisin, orange-blossom honey, and light citrus notes all battle for attention. This is cleansed with a moderate carbonation level.

For classic beers, this is up there! Near perfection in my opinion. Would definitely buy again. This screams for a bratwurst with some homemade mustard, sauerkraut, and beer cheese. It gets an easy 94.5/100.

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Photo of mig100
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GarbageMan10
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

4.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of alexanderplatz
4.88/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is a great beer. Highly recommended if you like Weihenstephaner Vitus or Belgian Trappist ales such as Rochefort 10. Complex, malty, sweet, flavors of banana and clove. One of the best beers I've ever had.

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Photo of cshaffer
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kazmodaeus
4.99/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The first time I experienced this beer was in a pizza parlor in Joplin Missouri. A waiter had brought a bottle to the table next to ours and I could smell the beer the minute the cap was popped. What kind of beer smells like bubble gum? I asked. Anyway I ordered one and when it came I poured it to a tall pils. The head supported a soda straw upright for, well, longer than I had the patience to wait for it to fall. First taste was mostly affected by nose, confusing and lots going on. As my mind wrapped around this beer, I realized that I had found my first personal A-list beer not driven by 'sentimental value'. Certainly there were favorite beers, but nothing like this.

L: Dark, opaque, rich with occasional deep brown reflections. Rich, taupe thick head like whipped cream.

S: Combined wheat and spice notes give bubble-gum first impression, then settle into expected banana and clove and malt. Cracked wheat and vanilla on closer inspection. Big nose - you can smell it from the table next to you

T: All malt and fruit, no hops. Big, strong, something for every part of the tongue except bitter. Wheat bread soaked in small beer, all the expectations of a true wheat ale, esters from higher temp ferment, slight straight alcohol just to remind you that it is there.

F: Rich, full heavy mouthfeel. Long lasting aftertaste same as actual taste, it just lingers. More bubbly than you would expect from something this rich and malty. Matches smell and taste perfectly - not over the top, but big and satisfying.

O: Easily my favorite production beer. I have found many beers near and dear to me since I discovered this one, but it is not hard to rate this #1 on my list of commercial brews. Everyone has a different palette and different expectation, but this beer matches mine perfectly, and even if it is not a perfect match for yours, I am certain you will find it worth the time and money to try it.

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Photo of mattjp03
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jtee
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 500ml bottle served straight from the fridge at 9 degrees Celsius into a weizen glass. Bottled on date: 31.05.2017.

Look: The beer pours a cloudy brown with 6cm of tan, dense, mousse-like head that settles into a thick cap in 4+ minutes. Decent lacing and persistent overall head.

Smell: Strong and sweet. Bold fruity esters (banana) and phenolic spice (clove). Further notes include dark fruit, faint alcohol, vanilla, and wheat.

Taste: Follows the aroma seamlessly. Strong, sweet, and malty-rich. Prominent fruity esters with banana and clove at the front. Dark fruit and bready, wheaty malts, faint alcohol as well as vanilla. No apparent hops.

Feel: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Creamy and on the smoother side with restrained alcohol warming. Effervescent.

Overall: A very good, malty-rich, and sweet brew. Not a world-class or even outstanding beer for me. I'm surprised of the high ratings. Still, a solid example of the marriage between a weissbier and doppelbock. Give it a go.

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Photo of faatcase
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crimsonfloyd
4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fig brown with an inch and a half of light tan head. Smell is killer: like fresh baked banana bread with cinnamon. Taste is similar, with more fig flavors coming through, but the banana still coming through at the back end. Hot, alcoholic, honey finish. Overall, a truly excellent beer.

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Photo of Schlot
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not a big weizenbock fan, but this is a very nice bier. The alcohol is pronounced but not overpowering.

First time I had it I used a weissbeer glass. The second one it was poured into a tulip Schneider glass and paired with Kielbasa and sourkraut.

The second setting was even more enjoyable and felt like it was part of the meal.

I paid a pretty penny but it was worth the expense. Prost!

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Photo of avas
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Willgooding35
4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of HipCzech
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving: 1 pint 0.9 oz bottle ("brewed in 2012") poured into a Spiegelau beer tulip.

Appearance: Medium brown, just slightly hazy, increasing clear towards its edges. Mounted by a nice bit brief head of creamy tan foam that leaves little lace.

Smell: Big fruit nose: raisins, dates and banana chips. Caramel and honey undertones, clove spice and warming alcohol.

Taste: Complex but integrated - dried fruit follows from the nose along with toffee, earth and oxidized sherry notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth creamy feel, slightly coating, with moderate but soft carbonation.

Overall: Deep, complex and sublimely well integrated.

Follow up: Tried again 10-Aug-17. 1 pint 0.9 oz bottle ("brewed in 2010") poured into a Spiegelau beer tulip. Syrupy date aroma; brighter fruit, sherry and port notes in the taste; warm, slight alcoholic tingle.

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Photo of nawatm
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StormAles
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lastmango
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a cloudy dark amber brown with a four finger tan head that dissipated to a thin head that stayed throughout. Curiously, there is no lacing. Aroma is faint grapes and raisins with a hint of marmalade. Taste is of malt and dark cherry and a hint of orange peel on the end with a little bitterness. Alcohol taste becomes more pronounced after several sips and the beer warms. This seems a bit like a Belgian with the sweetness. The beer is a little on the dry side and has a light-medium body with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.01/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2008 vintage, bottle at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia. Fancy wraps and presentation. Looks dark and heady, with a fluffy head that does not last. Spice,banana, raisin, dessert flavors... and a nice port/sherry aroma. Drinks well for a not-quite ten year old beer, but the flat mouthfeel brings it down. Interesting, but kind of boring after half a glass.

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Photo of goopy
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JackRWatkins
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: pours with a creamy, beige to off white, three finger head and a deep, dark reddish amber to mahogany body, that, despite being dark, is mostly clear
S: immediately the aroma of baking spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.) dominates the nose in a pungent way, followed by the classic phenolic notes of banana and clove underneath it all, not my favorite aroma, but distinctive and to style so well played
T: this one is puzzling upon first take. (quick side note: when I buy dark schneider weisse, I typically buy the eisbock as I like it better and I have much more experience with it). Immediately the warm, sweet spices come through followed by the phenols, along with hints of orange (sorry, they're there), and a slight vienna lager-esque toastiness, along with some notes of syrupy cherry. More dark fruit comes out as the beer sits
M: somewhat dry, but not overly so, sharp carb
O: it's a great beer, I think it's big brother is better, but it is truly phenomenal

(PS: I, for once, don't like the spice presence here)

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Photo of tyjohnson55
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dreyski
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 4,543 ratings
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