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

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser AventinusSchneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus
BA SCORE
93.9%
Liked This Beer
4.33 w/ 4,516 ratings
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
Ranking:
#403
Reviews:
2,153
Ratings:
4,516
Liked:
4,240
Avg:
4.33/5
pDev:
9.7%
Alströms:
4.27
 
 
Wants:
336
Gots:
608
Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,516 |  Reviews: 2,153
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at The Owl House in Rochester, NY.

Pours a clear copper brown color, lots of haze and visible carbonation, with a towering 4 inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells include wheat, esters, bubblegum, and some toasted malt.

The taste is similar. Classic weizenbock taste here. Some wheat bitterness, but some medicinal sweetness as well from the yeast and alcohol, toasted malts, and bubblegum. Some dark fruits as well.

Medium bodied, one of the thicker wheat beers I've had. Alcohol is a little bit present, making it a slow sipper. High carbonation.

This one was a winner, enjoyed it a lot. A good malty wheat beer for a nightcap.

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Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.82/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big off-white head, dark violet color. Chocolate aromas detected from arm's length, just after I poured it into it's own unique Aventinus glass, footed at the bottom, ballooning at the top. With a closer sniff, all kinds of things come spilling out of this aromatic cornucopia! Cloves, cocoa, anise, spices, dark fruits. Great malt, some sparkling hops, long, luxurious finish. A glorious balance between dark and light. More flavors leap to the imagination as I savor each sip...peppers, raisins, I search for other fruits, but I'll stick with grapes. Halfway through this 16.9 oz,. bottle the head has disappeared, but the flavor's still bursting through! Heavy, alcoholic, but remarkably drinkable, with spice and raisiny flavors standing triumphant. A unique creation, and one of the best sips I've ever put to my lips!

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Photo of liamt07
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of GClarkage
4.87/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed in October 2004 at the Toronado on tap. Let me start by saying that I have had this beer many a time, but am just getting around to rating it. This is, without a doubt, my favorite current beer. It pours with a huge head and leaves a nice lace while drinking it in my awesome Aventinus glass. The only reason it doesn't get a 5 on appearance is that I compare everything against beers like Westy or Rochefort or the like. The bubbles seemed to be a little large and the lacing wasn't top notch as some beers I have had. The scent is heavenly. Smells of so many different things. Cloves, spices, anise, chocolate, bananas, toffee, port like wine. So many different scents to amaze your nose. Taste is just as good. Mostly I taste the cloves, spices and bananas. Perfect carbonation for this style beer which makes it very smooth going down. The high alcohol content is the only reason it doesn't get a 5 on drinkability. Two of these is plenty for me before it ends being as enjoyable. A really good afterdinner drink if you don't wan't something super sweet like a port, barleywine or eisbock. Can't say enough good things about this beer. Even the price is good. About $3.29 at my local bevmo for a 16.9 oz bottle. I always have at least 4-6 or these on hand at all times. If you see it, you must try it. I deplore you people!!! Buy one...no, buy two because you will be wanting another the minute you finish the first.

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Photo of Dicers
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of MasterSki
2.87/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This is the 2002 brewery-aged version. Apparently Jimmy Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Bucs won the Super Bowl, and the Euro was adopted in this fine year. Served in a weizen glass.

A - Two fingers of quick-dissolving foam, over top of an attractive transparent orange-brown liquid with lots of bubbles and suspended sediment. No lace, cap, collar, nada - looks like sparkling juice or something.

S - Very vinous, but also some date, caramel, and figgy malt character. There's a touch of booziness - kind of in a rum-soaked banana way - and maybe some spice as well. It's a little reminiscent of some Kuhnhenn beers (Winter Wonder, Fourth Dementia), but not as good.

T - Yikes! Taste is incredibly bland - there's a little bit of oxidized wet cardboard character, and only the faintest bit of sweet dark fruit malt. If I had aged this on my own and it had gone downhill like this I wouldn't bother reviewing it, but because Schneider actually packages these vintages and markets them as such I have no choice but to be hard on this brew.

M - Medium body, low carbonation, kind of watery. Not offensive, but not particularly interesting either.

D - If I wanted to get drunk I could finish this, as it's actually quite bland. However, since I actually want beer that tastes good, or at least tastes like SOMETHING, my drain will be savoring this brew instead.

I will review a fresh bottle at some point in the future, but for the time being people need to be warned that the "vintage" Aventinus is pretty bad.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from 8/2010 notes. Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a translucent orange brown with a copious light tan head and nice lacing. Delicious wheat/malt aroma. Wheat and caramel malt flavor up front with a caramel finish that is slightly dry and a hint of hops. Very nicely integrated and tasty. A wonderful wheat beer.
Edited 9/12/2012
Review of a special bottling of 2008 Aventinus weizenbock, bottled after 4 years of cellaring by the brewer. Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a dark reddish-orange amber with a half finger light tan head and lacing. Same appealing aroma of caramel malt with some spicy herbal elements. Flavor is nicely integrated wheat and sweet caramel malt with malty, somewhat dry finish with light hops. This bottle has a silky smooth, creamy body with excellent mouth feel. I increased the mouthfeel rating on this from 3.5 to 4.
Since this aged version was bottled at the brewery, it probably should have a separate listing (I see other 2008 reviews here that are probably from this bottling), but will review it here for now. A great ale that obviously improves with age.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Aventinus glass, deep dark brown in color, lots of carbonation and a huge tan head which takes awhile to disapate. Tons of lacing left from the middle out to the edge's. I could smell grassy, chocolate, spicy, and fruity scents. Taste's like a hefe-weizen, but with a more doppelbock flavor, very nice. Has a medium body with a slight taste of alcohol, but not that much considering it is a 8% ABV. Very drinkable, it's a keeper.

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Photo of sendbeer
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of tone77
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with amber hues and a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of fruits and malts. Taste is good, fruits, malts, spices, very flavorful. Feels full bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a high quality beer.

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Photo of Gavage
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: hazy dark copper in color with a decent 1" head. Some soft lacing develops.

Smell: the aroma is of strong yeast, caramel, and spice.

Taste: the flavor components are of caramel, alcohol, hints of banana, ripe red fruits, strong yeast, and spice. Bitterness levels were lower than expected.

Mouthfeel: mildly crisp at the start. The finish is smooth and the yeast and alcohol lingers long on the tongue.

Drinkability: I found this to be extremely drinkable even though the alcohol levels are clearly detectable. Great brew.

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Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured dark brown with a brown highlights with a half finger head that left a little lacing on the glass.

S: I got a strong whiff of bananas with molasses which also had dark fruit and caramel notes. I also got a hint of brown sugar and some underlying booze.

T: banana also seems to dominate the taste as well but the booze is a little stronger on the palate alongside molasses, brown sugar, and slight caramel flavors.

M: medium body with a good amount of carbonation that had a fruity sticky finish.

D: very drinkable beer that was actually tasty and was surprising because on the real... german brews don't really tickle my pickle.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle served in a wheat beer glass. Beer is dark brown with thick white head. Head persists and leaves lacing as it falls away and the beer is drank. Carbonation steady and moderate.

Strong banana aroma (really strong). Malt and wheat character in the aroma as well. A very pleasing and inviting beer.

This is one of my favorite beers. The flavor is sweet, there is no hop bitterness. You can pick up a little bit of sweetness from alcohol on the front end, but its not warming. Malt character makes the beer full bodied, thick, and hits the midpalate nicely. Drinkability is high, but due to high alcohol and overall heaviness of the beer, a slight deduction. I love this beer.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of ShanePB
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is as close as you’ll get to a Belgian in Germany. Dark brown color with thick, fluffy beige foam. Tastes of dried fruit (raisins, prunes, etc.) and some residual sweetness. Aromas of same with a little dark chocolate thrown in. Absolutely fabulous!

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A dark brown, toffee looking beer. Bubbles are lively and the head is thick, but not really dense...if that makes sense

Semi-spicy nose. The bock part of this provides sweetness and breadiness. Smells..fresh and wet.

Sweet taste, very malty, but the spicy-cloveness keeps this from becoming a malt bomb. Brown sugar sprinkled over red overripe pear with a chunk of rye bread on the side. And still some herbal spice.

Feels a bit flat, though. Carbonation was lost a bit I think.
Very drinkable. Good beer.

Update: Got a better bottle methinks. Carb was better and flavors more pronounced.

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Photo of tommy5
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of tempest
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The first question I have to ask myself, before I ask how it tastes is, "why the heck don't I buy this more often?" It reminds me of everything I love about the big, dark belgians, but with a German twist.

Here's my thoughts on it: After a proper pour with a thick head, Aventinus has an aroma of dried fruit like raisins and dates backed by the malted wheat. The flavor expands on those fruit flavors, adding a bit of clove spice and banana, the hallmark flavors of German wheat beers. At 8.2% abv, there’s no doubt this is a heavy drink. But the fine bubbles and velvety mouthfeel make Aventinus a tough brew to put down.

I've tasted more complex beers, but this one is still pretty good and pretty drinkable. I have to wonder what some aging would do.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 93.9% out of 100 with 4,516 ratings
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